Saturday, November 12, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V NOVEMBER HERALD SPORTS CLOSE CALL The Canyon football team survives a tough bidistrict playoff game against Page 8A INSIDE GOOD JOB New Braunfels Conservation Society honors to property owners for restoring Page 7A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 304 18 2 sections CLICK chance of rain High Low 84 66 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Tragedy strikes at New Braunfels airport Pilot dies when experimental craft goes down FAA investigating By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A prominent local architect was killed Friday afternoon at New Braunfels Municipal Airport in a crash that heavily damaged his homebuilt Guadalupe County Precinct 2 Jus tice of the Peace Edmundo Cass Castellanos said architect Ken Rehler of New Braunfels was killed on Run way 13 of the New Braunfels Munic ipal Airport in an accident that occurred just after 5 I arrived at 6 and pro nounced Rehler Castellanos I have ordered an Rehlers remains were taken to Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braun They were to be transferred to the Travis County Medical Examiners Office Rehler was a partner in the San Antonio firm of Vaughn and which is known for its public In New Rehler designed the public library and the new Municipal Airport terminal located just yards from where he Two years Rehler created a visionary concept for a glasssided civic center proposed to be built over the Comal just below the tube chute off San Antonio While the idea was much talked it was abandoned in favor of renovat ing the existing civic An avid Rehler handbuilt a fourcylinder experimental gyro plane several years It is sort of a cross between an ultralight airplane and a The which uses an autorotating rotor much like a helicopters to pro vide has a smaller propeller behind the cockpit to push it through the The craft has won numerous awards for its design and workman Chris Kennedy of New Braunfels Aero Service was watching Rehler fly it when the accident I saw him I dialed 911 Kennedy He was flying about 25 feet above Runway 13 when the wind either blew him over See Page 2A MANDY An experimental gyroplane crashed Friday night at the New Braunfels Municipal killing its only local architect Ken By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Their inarch was short and their flags were made of construction but kindergartners at Memorial Primary had no doubts about why they marched Fri Duringtheir annual Veterans Day Free dom kindergarten students cir cled the campus wearing patriotic hats and waving homemade Hani Khan was particularly proud of his which read Go America in red and blue Were having a Khan Because of people who helped thats why were wearing these hats and why I have a Schools all over Comal County held celebrations Friday in honor and remem brance of those who have served and fought for this Comal Independent School District campuses decorated held con certs and hosted New Braunfels Christian Academy students held an assembly where they recited the Pream ble to the The Americans Creed and a summary of the Bill of Memorial Primary teacher Brinda Soto said it can be difficult to explain con cepts such as war and freedom to young to thank area vets Bush strongly rebukes critics of Iraq war DAVID Peter and Paul Catholic School kindergartener Morgan adjusts her Uncle Sam hat while she and Kyle sing Youre A Grand Ole Flag during a Veterans Day ceremony she said there are some aspects of Veterans Day that they easily can We talk about how they are free to come to school and how it is a privilege to come and Soto They can grow up to be important Some children in other countries arent free to make their own During a Veterans Day celebration at Peter and Paul Catholic mid dle school teacher Jennifer Marg told See Page 3A By Deb Riechmann Associated Press Writer Pres ident Bush strongly rebuked congressional critics of his Iraq war policy accus ing them of being deeply irresponsible and sending the wrong signal both to Americas enemy and to The stakes in the global war on terror are too and the national interest is too for politicians to throw out false Bush said in his most com bative defense yet of his rationale for invading Iraq in March Bushs charges brought a forceful response from senior Democrats in who accused die president of mis leading the country about the justification for John who ran unsuccessfully against Bush last accused the presi dent of playing the politics President George Bush of fear and Bushs speech was part of a cbor dinated White House effort to bolster the presidents waning credibility and dwindling support for the in wliich more than troops have As casualties have Bushs popularity has His approval rating now is at 37 percent in the latest APIpsos an all time low point for his presi When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from Congress approved it with strong See Page 3A Celebration lasts 10 but the impact never ends MANDY Jan Kotylo looks at an ornament sold by Sophies Shop with Bette and Gretchen Gold help out By Ron Maloney Staff Writer When the Bracken Volun teer Fire Department shows up at a fire or car it is with some of the most modern fire equipment in Comal When a little boy or girl in the county needs a double cornea one of the local Lions Clubs can be called upon to When a nonprofit wants to check up on residents or DIDYOU KNOW Bl Wurstfest hires 300 people each year in various including ticket EMS and cleaning needs money for a good it can apply for money to the United When dozens of area non profits or local service organ izations look to raise they look to New Braunfels signature heritage and sausage festival is much more than the 10day party thats made it famous around the beer and enter tainment draw the but they arent what Wurstfest is really Wurstfest is this citys biggest nonprofit and service organization fund Wurstfest is important to the community because of all TODAYS EVENTS Wurtthalla Seven Dutchmen Orchestra 3 Texas Sound Check Band Littl Fishermen Orchestra Jimmy Sturr Orchestra GroMe Zalt fTba Big Twit New Braunfels Village Brass Band Alpenfest 2 Comal Community Band See Page 2A Page 2A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES