Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas January 2007 HERALDZEFTUNG Page 7A Two men plead guilty in filmed fighting case ARLINGTON AP Two men have pleaded guilty in the case of the Agg Townz a video series sold over the Internet that fea tured teenagers Folarin Olabimitan Ola was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty Monday to engaging in organized John of Dallas was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to aggravated Both men are members of the Playas After a gang of about a dozen Arlington police have The men were arrested in May after police discovered the Agg Townz Fights DVD series during their investiga tion into the assault on a 16 QUARRY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Residents can take action against blasts Brownlow said the quarries make sure the vibrations are well below the damaging lev Charlotte a Comal County said she found her storm door shat tered recently and believes air blasts might be to I know you say its not the air but were all hav ing the same problems she gesturing to the I dont care if you but I do care when I have to go from room to room each time to make sure that noth ing is Representatives from all three quarries urged residents to contact the companies so Two other Deunte Lamar and Michael were charged with engaging in organized which is a felony punishable by up to life in They are await ing Among the scenes in the complete with a rap music sound are girls punching each a boy hitting a girl who falls down and two boys who shake hands after barefisted box In one scene a teen lies still after hitting his head on the leaving a trail of but is then helped off the The which refers to teens nickname for Arling was sold on the Internet for to If you have a you can go through the commission instead of trying to figure it out on your Danny Scheel Comal County judge concerns can be investigat County Judge Danny Scheel said Texas counties do not have the authority 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claims she saw a Houston police officer shoot and kill a handcuffed man testified before a grand jury and fed eral investigators said they likely will launch a civil rights investigation into the Houston police Officer Leonard Smith shot and killed Robert Mclntosh of Houston during a traffic Police say who was a passenger in the car and fled the was shot after fighting with breaking histhumb and shooting him with his police Mclntoshs shooting was the second incident in two days in which a Houston police officer shot and killed a Police say officer Rodney Chaison killed Omar on Sunday after Esparza threatened officers with a The Mclntosh shooting prompted Quanell a local activist with the New Black Panther Party and frequent critic of the Houston Police to demand a federal investigation of the saying who was was the victim of a coldblooded FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said Wednesday that such an investigation will likely be announced There is a strong possibility that in the next couple of we will open a civil rights Dunlap told The Associated If it is determined this was a wrongful well work with the district attorneys office to determine what type of prosecution might be in the best interest of the Federal authorities in Houston have prosecuted Houston police for civil rights violations when a local grand jury declined to indict them in shootings of Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said a grand jury already has begun investigating the He said it heard testimony Wednesday from Yolan da a ministers wife who was on her way to her husbands church when she said she saw the officer shoot Mclntosh after he was already in We went to the grand jury on that today because we had an eyewitness who said she saw something completely different than what everybody else Rosenthal said Rosenthal said Perry was subpoenaed to testify to get her testimony on the He said investigators also have taken statements from other witnesses who back the police saying they heard the shots and then saw Smith hand cuffing RRERGHTER CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Zercher also applied to police department After graduating from New Braunfels High School in Zercher spent four years in the Navy and then moved home to be near his ailing I went over to the police department and applied for a job and then I saw a friend over by the fire depart ment and went and talked to him for a he I ended up talking to him for a while and then I went in and applied for a I got offered a position with the fire and a week later the police department called and offered me a After becoming a firefight Zercher became interested in learning emergency med ical He said John Flannigan from McKenna Memorial Hospital helped start a pro gram to get firefighters certi fied as Zercher was one of three firefighters to graduate from the first certification course in He is also a certified peace officer who helps investigate arson cases for the fire department and the New Braunfels Police New Braunfels Fire George Amen said Zercher and another Xavier Larralde taught his EMS training class in He recalled Zercher accom panying him on his first EMS a full cardiac and coaching him through the process of treating the I told him Id never forget that call because I made it with Amen Ive never told but Zercher and Larralde are the reason I wanted to be a firefighter in New The fire department also shaped much of Zerchers He met his 19 years ago when she worked as a dispatcher at Station She is currently a battalion chief at the fire departments training I really do love the adrenaline and the people are like Its been a great career and Im really going to miss Don Zercher retiring New Braunfels Fire Department battalion chief She also worked for me at one Zercher She always says that I was her boss and now shes my but thats not The couple has four chil and Zercher said he hopes to become a hunting guide during his Ive got 144 hours not counting said looking ahead to his last days on the Ive had so many second thoughts about retir but I know Ill feel the same way if I wait another year to Zercher said he wants to leave the department while he is young and healthy enough to pursue his hob After more than 30 years of 24hour shifts he also can look forward to a good nights My wife will tell you that I dont sleep at he Theres a lot of the people and places Ive seen that have made for a lot of sleep less Zercher said he has trans ported both of his parents by ambulance and even was called to an accident scene where one of his children was Zercher and a group of fire fighters on his shift have planned an upcoming fish ing and he said he will stay connected to the depart ment through his I really do love the adren aline and the people are like he Its been a great career and Im really going to miss Nobody knows allergies like those with YEARROUND ALLERGY SYMPTOMS If you have perennial like or you may qualify for a research study of an invstigational For call Central Texas Health 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