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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V TT SEPTEMBER HERALD SPORTS Smithson New Canyon hit the road for gridiron Page 6A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Chuck Engler says NBISD administrators should encourage Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 244 16 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 96 72 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 38 Police recover body floating in Guadalupe By Leigh Jones Staff Writer An elderly San Antonio woman was found floating face down in the Guadalupe River Thursday morning by motorists driving over the Com mon Street New Braunfels Police Department and Fire and Rescue officers pulled the womans body from the water next to the Common Street Dam around using swift water rescue Wyngie was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Diana Scott Lange said investigators were trying to find out what Strait was doing in New Braunfels and why she might have been near the Lange would not say where the woman was staying or how officers were able to discover her The investigation is and until we know we cannot release any he Because the body showed no signs of trauma or foul Lange said he believed the womans death was an We think she might have been walking by the river and possibly See Page 5A SOLDIERS NEVER FORGET 60 years after WWII vets cling to memories By David Rupkalvis News Editor L o r e n z Bading and Beldon Peters were half a world apart when World War II came to an official end 60 years ago ished in the same On Peters was in celebrating SHARE YOUR What are your memories of the end of World War II What do you think our nation learned from the sacrifices made 60 years ago How did the war shape todays Send your thoughts to War Memor 707 Landa New Braunfels 78130 or send email to with his fel low soldiers after learning Japan had Bading was in the United States recovering at a military hospital from a parasite he received while serving in They joined others throughout the world who celebrated the end of one of the worlds deadliest a conflict that spanned six years and left more than 1 million people The United States alone lost more than ser according to the Department of The end of the war was just as sudden as Americas Under orders from President Harry Tru the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August A few days on Japan agreed to The war officially ended when a Japanese contingent signed the terms of surrender on the battleship USS The declaration could not come MANDY World War II veteran Beldon Peters looks over some letters and pictures he sent home to his dad during his sixmonth tour as a combat Six decades after the war Peters still remembers the men he fought many who did not make it New Braunfels World War II veteran Lorenz Bading holds up a photo of himself taken January when he was stationed at Camp Edwards in soon enough for Peters and the thousands of American servicemembers who participated in the As a member of the 36th Infantry Division Bading spent World War II primarily in the European traveling from country to country to entertain the He joined the service with 28 other musicians from the New Braunfels he said only two were still alive Lewis Coldeway and When the Japanese officially sur Bading was scheduled to take a trip he never wanted to a trip to the Pacific I was happy as heck that the thing was Bading I didnt want to go I had a wife and a young daughter at Peters had the same feeling See Page 5A DAVID Commissioners crack down on long distance phone calls By David Rupkalvis News Editor Comal County commissioners cracked down on unauthorized long distance calls saying employees need to repay the county when making personal By a 41 commissioners changed the wording of the person nel guidance handbook to say that employees shall be required to reimburse the county for all person al long distance Before the the handbook read that employees may be required to pay for the Commissioner Jack Dawson voted against the saying some employees are forced to make long distance calls because their homes are not within local calling range of the I will not vote for this I think its ludicrous to have it on the Dawson In Comal its long distance to call home and say theyre going to be Commissioner Jay Millikin said he supported the move because tax payers should never subsidize per sonal We cannot expect the taxpayer to pay for my personal phone Millikin Its crystal clear in my Were wringing our hands over our and I dont want any taxpayer thinking theyre subsidizing my phone County Judge Danny Scheel said the problem in Comal County is compounded because calling from city to city is often long One way to resolve the problem would be to see if the county could get metro lines to offer free calling between the Scheel The problem we have here is if Jay Millikin wants to call home from the its long Scheel If anyone from JP2 wants to call the its long See Page 5A The problem we have here is if Jay Millikin wants to call home from the its long If anyone from JP2 wants to call the its long Id like to see us get a metro line to Bulverde and Garden Danny Scheel Comal County Judge Despite gas tourists expected to flock into NB By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Parks and Recrei HERE THEY COME ation Department I Law enforcement maintenance workj officers gear up to ers were busy power i handle the tourists washingpicnictables and putting out trash j see Page cans Thursday after noon in preparation for summers last three day River Manager Nathan Pence said he expected the Labor Day holiday to be the perfect end to a fantastic tourist season for New The weather should be beautiful and the flows on both rivers will be he You couldnt ask for anything Although Pence acknowledged gas prices were he said he was not convinced they would keep visitors The high gas prices can work both They could keep some people from farther away at but they could also bring us more visitors who live close by and dont See Page 2A COMING SUNDAY Here they come Tourists return to New Braunfels for the final holi day weekend of the sum Fights break out as New Orleans slips into anarchy By Adam Nossiter Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS j HELP OUT Stonn victims were raped i n If you want to and fights and i lend a helping fires broke corpses tc vlctims it j of Hurricane lay out in the and see rescue helicopters and Page 3A law enforcement officers were shot at as floodedout New Orleans descended into anarchy This is a desperate the mayor Anger mounted across the ruined with thousands of stonn victims increasingly hun desperate and tired of waiting for buses to take them We are out here like pure We dont have the Issac said outside the New Orleans Convention where corpses lay in the open and he and other evacuees complained that they were dropped off and given no no About to people who had taken shelter at the convention center to See Page 3A The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries yht J K 1l A
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