Sunday, August 28, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY AUGUST 2005 EL PflSO TX 79905 SPORTS ERALDZEITUNG New Smithson Valley and Canyon fare well in Page IB LIFE ON THEIR OWN students deal with the transition to life in col Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 240 30 5 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 101 77 Details 36 DEARABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS iii HKiimuNiMBH ji w i luujui i BPWW MMIIWWMMIMMWIJIWNU wiuwui n win M i 11 mim u 11 u iwiiii mi wmmMMtuiMM Police empty Comal River after bomb scare By David Rupkalvis News Editor A bomb scare led to the evacuation of the Comal River and parts of Schlitterbahn and San Antonio Street for two hours Saturday New Braunfels Police Department Chris Snyder said the depart ment received information at that a man in his mid pos sibly of Middle Eastern threw two backpacks over a fence in an area crowded with people near the San Antonio Street Bridge and ran and jumped into the Snyder said a visitor in the Comal River reported what he saw to a law enforcement officer who passed on the information to Snyder said that due to the suspi cious police cleared all tubers and swimmers in the Comal closed San Antonio Street at the Comal River Bridge and emptied the Surfenburg portion of Snyder said the departments goal was to clear anyone within 500 feet of the Schlitterbahn security worked great with us and luckily we had the luxury of having officers on the he we would have had to do this with the six patrol officers on During a search of the police located two backpacks in the area where the witness Because the NBPD does not have a bomb a bomb squad from the San Antonio Police Department was called The SAPD officers checked both backpacks and determined they had no New Braunfels police later determined the backpacks held only clothing and Snyder said the owner of one back pack was located and he was not of Middle Eastern No charges were DAVID Lessthanhappy tubers load into buses after the Comal River was evacuated Saturday afternoon after a bomb NEW BRAUNFELSGETS KINKY Friedman campaigns visit By David Rupkalvis News Editor HUMBLE TIME H Radio show gives Friedman chance to speak but also works forTexas musi see Page 10A GubernatorI ial candidate i Kinky FriedI man went back I to his roots SatI urday much to the delight of a i standingroom only crowd at the Freiheit Country who is trying to become the first independent can didate elected governor since Sam Houston in did his share of campaigning during a visit to New But when he took out his guitar and began his fans really went With his trusty sidekick Jew ford by his Friedman sang three songs and then went back on the campaign I believe musicians can better run this state than Friedman I think beauticians can better run this state than Since Friedman announced his there has been a grow ing buzz in the ranging from laughter to those who take Fried mans effort For the more than 100 people who crowded into Freiheits to watch as Friedman taped an episode for the Humble Time radio Friedmans candida cy is not only its an oppor tunity for Texans to take control of their Rates not likely to rise if CL Water sale approved By David Rupkalvis News Editor Photos by DAVID Cigarsmoking gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman stops to take a souvenir photo with cigar chomping supporter Deborah Center before taking the stage at the Freiheit Country Store Saturday Pam Harden listens to Friedman sing and joke during his per formance for the HumbleTime radio The Republican party has left The schools are going to and I have 12yearold and 14 yearold Tom Clark Our best hope is we need another Sam Houston instead of more of the I kind of see Kinky Friedman as the independ ent partys Ronald Friedman admits the two major political parties are not taking him seriously but will soon I dont think theres anyway we can Friedman If you talk to theres no way an independent can You talk to the regular people and they if that little booger gets on the See Page 10A rjovet CANYON LAKE SJW Presi dent Richard Roth admits his compa ny sells water to make a but if SJW purchases the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corpora Roth promis es rates will not rise for at least two Roth said the proposed AT A GLANCE Three public meet ings are planned to let users discuss the proposed sale of Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation to SJW m 7 Tuesday at Bill Brown Elemen tary in Bulverde B7 Wednesday at Rebecca Creek Ele mentary H7 at Mountain Valley Ele mentary in Sattler sale would have lit tle immediate impact on CLWSC customers or We dont see any change hi rates at least for a couple of Roth I think the major change will be the resources we can bring Each employee will retain their For the daytoday I dont think there will be any Last the CLWSC Board of Direc tors approved the sale of the company to Before final action can be the board must approve a final twothirds of the water users must approve the and the Texas Commission on Environ mental Quality must give its See Page 8A COMING THURSDAY Getting wadjr 43utfitters pre pare for rush of Life without parole among new laws taking effect Thursday By Kellay Shannon Associated Press Writer law for punish ing capital murderers in the nations 1 death penalty state is about to change as Texas juries get the option of sentencing defen dants to life in prison without Whether the new law will mean fewer executions remains un though some death penal ty opponents say it Attorneys arent so Texas has executed 12 inmates so far this and 348 since the state resumed the death penalty in Texas is still going to get a lot of death said Keith legislative chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers The life without parole law is one of hundreds of new laws tak ing effect Thursday following the spring legislative Others include reforms to child protec tive limits on lawsuits stemming from asbestosand sil icarelated illnesses and a require ment that unmarried girls under age 18 get parental consent for Republican Rick Perry signed the parental consent bill because it gives parents the right to decide whether their daughter should receive an just See Page 3A NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT Some of the new laws taking effect Thursday are Life Without Parole Gives jurors the option of sentencing murderers to life in prison without parole or the death Abortion Consent Requires a parent to provide written consent for unmarried girls under 18 to get an Child Protective Services reform Allows the hiring of up to new caseworkers and moves some agency tasks to private Workers Compensation reform Creates new doctor networks and increases benefits to injured SIlNPAY II9PM DAVILAS 259 Vn I WO 6257844