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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY OCTOBER LIFE FIGHTING BACK Improving technlogies help doctors fight the battle against breast Page 1C COUPONS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 287 32 5 sections Look fpr valuable coupons from Smart Marc and MaryAnn Rhoades Home INSIDE I Partly Cloudy High Low 74 46 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS f 11 f vfw I IIMI W VffVVtHV rWW WWW NB close to formalizing disaster response By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfelsers responded instinctively when hurricane evacuees arrived in mar shaling an army of local volun teers and services to meet their Their it turns were right on target During a community meeting Wednesday hosted by the United Way of Comal represen tatives from local agencies learned they had initiated a VOAD network Voluntary Organizations Active in Although the group did not have a catchy acronym at the functioned to share resources and provide relief just like any good VOAD is supposed to Suzanne Carter of United Way of San Antonio told community leaders they should capitalize on their learning experience with Hurricane Katrina and establish a more formal VOAD is a way to communi cate and work she We want you to either join the San Antonioarea group or set up your own Mayor Bruce Boyer character ized Carters suggestion as a no We got a great start with the Katrina he All we need to do is formalize the process a Next well be in a much better position to cut through the red who was criticized for echoing the Red Cross plea to send all evacuees to San Anto nio shelters during the early days of the rush out of New made it clear Wednesday he wanted to have a better plan to assist future victims in New without feeling the need to wait for any other orga nizations Dont tell us what we cant Tell us what we can he We would like to get our efforts See VOLUNTEER Page 5A Mayor Bruce Boyer FLYING HIGH OVER NB Thousands flock to airport for return of air show By Ron Maloney StaffWriter It wasnt a fair but then few things in life are Colson who SchoolTand fiis Trevor watched with Dreibrodts as Neal Darnell lined up at the end of the New Braunfels Municipal Airport main runway for a race with Jan Darnells Chevrolet S10 pickup probably wouldnt seem much of a match for Collmers Fina Extra a stunt plane that does rolls and other aerobatic maneuvers at speeds of more than 300 But it wasnt just any Chevy pick Darnells used wings to keep it on the ground because it was pow ered by a jet When he kicked on the after the pitch of the engines turbine whine increased until it would have made a dog The roar of the burning jet fuel and the smoke buried the crowd at Sat urdays Sixth annual Moonlight The Moonlight Fund benefits burn victims and their Moonlight Fund and air show cofounder Henry Coffeen knows all about how unfair life can He walks with a cane and carries the scars of thirddegree burns suffered in a 1998 air crash in San Were doing pretty Cof Photos by DAVID Wing walker Ashley Battles waves to the crowd from a Strearman biplane piloted by Greg Shelton as the two fly low at the beginning of their classic barnstorming routine at the Moonlight Fund Air Show benefiting burn survivors and their a United States Air Force F86 Sabre jet screams by overheadat the New Braunfels Municipal feen said of the show Saturday as he took a moment out from greet ing more than 400 VIPs who paid a peice to watch the event from the shade of a catered Coffeen pointed to the charity auc tion and the We made about for the Moonlight Fund before the show Coffeen We would love to bring mis back to New Behind the show announcer set the stage for one of the shows biggest See AIR Page 12A The best clay event in Texas opens By Ron Maloney StaffWriter GRUENE His paper name tag The but Carl Block was finger picking a banjo basking in the bright sun shine and savoring the cool He knew all the fancy fin gerpicking drop ping little bends and pulloffs all over the melody with the kind of big bright smile of a guy who knows he can pull them off with so little effort theyre just plain Block was across the street from that famous Gruene music using the ban jo to pass time while he sold his Saturdays 13th annual Texas Clay hosted at Buck The event continues today from 10 to 5 and includes demonstrations and workshops in four activities for children and sales of about any kind of ceramic craft items imagina ble made by more than 50 artists and A little way north of where Block was set up See CLAY Page 10A DAVID Dominique gets a lesson in throwing pottery from Fernando Gomez at the Texas Clay Festival City council to consider roadway fees By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE SI What New Braunfels city council meeting D When Monday IS Where City council 424 Castell New Braunfels City Council on Monday will consider taking the first step toward estab lishing a fee system to fund new If the Roadway Impact Fee committee will work with a consultant to study traffic patterns and figure out how much it will cost to make necessary Planning Director Frank Robbins said the consultant would divide the city into six mile traffic study areas and come up with a 10year capital improvement The committees job would be to help select a consultant and help determine which roads will be needed he City council has set aside for the See FEES Page 3A Local family climbs on their bikes and rides to the coast to raise money for the fight against multiple Early voting opens Monday over 8 amendments By Ron Maloney and Leigh Jones Staff Writers Early voting in this years constitutional amendment elections begins Monday at the Comal County Courthouse and runs through Voters will be asked to state their opinions on nine proposed amendments that ask questions ranging from whether to define marriage as only the union of one man and one to whether to relinquish any state claim to property in Upshur and Smith counties clouded by a bad survey in the Comal County Elections Coordinator Lin nell Hinojosa said polling hours would be 8 to on the first floor of the old There will not be branch polling locations or Saturday voting in this Hinojosa said voters could save time by ensuring they bring their voter registration See VOTE Page 8A FORD Low Power Uekii Factory Warranty Wow BLUEBONNET Jeep 18 THE DIFFERENCE www bbmotors com 8006207258 Air Full CD I Aluminum Hwr I Fuclory Uw Entry   

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