Wednesday, April 4, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APfUL ZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since SPORTS 123 22 2 sections PLAY BALL TRIATS All area baseball and Softball teams come out victorious on Page 6A Get some ideas for simple desserts that can be made ahead of time allowing for a easy Easter Page IB 40 chance of storms High Low 71 52 Details 2B j DEAR ABBY 41 CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 31 CROSSWORD tt FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4t Expert predicts active hurricane season By Dan Elliott The Associated Press DENVER AP a A top researcher predicted a very active 2007 Atlantic hurricane season with at least nine hurricanes and a good chance one will hit the The forecast by William Gray pre dicts 17 named sto rms this five of them major hum The proba bility of a major storm making landfall on the coast mis year is 74 i At least 9 storms expected this year with 1 hitting coast compared with the average of 52 per cent over the past he The issued two months before the hurricane season is virtually identical to the one Gray issued before the 2006 which turned out far quieter than he and others had Our forecast skill does improve as we get closer to the start of the sea said Phil a member of Grays team at Colorado State Univer Stay Last Grays team forecast 17 named storms in including nine five of them major and an 81 percent chance that at least one major hurricane would hit the Scientists with the National Hur ricane Center and two other National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis tration agencies issued similar pre there were 10 named storms in 2006 and five two of them major in what was considered a near normal None of those hurricanes hit the Atlantic coast only the llth time that has occurred since Grays team said a unexpected El Nino contributed to the calmer sea son last El warming in the Pacific Ocean has farreaching effects that include changing wind pat terns in the eastern which can disrupt the formation of Over the past a weak to moderate El Nino occurred but dissi pated Klotzbach Conditions this year are likely to be more conducive to he Swimming in muck Exjanitor pleads guilty to indecency Deal saves victims from testifying By Jaaaica Sandara The HeraldZeitung A former Canyon High School janitor faces up to five years in jail after pleading guilty to two charges of inde cency with a Pablo Gutierrez pleaded guilty in district court as part of a plea deal March 27 before visiting Judge Ron Photos by DAVID ABOVE Everything from tree limbs to telephone poles to plastic containers floats on the surface of Canyon Lake on Tuesday after heavy rains washed items down the Guadalupe River into the lake this past BELOW A signs near boat ramps at Canyon Lake warns of debris in the Rains fill Canyon Lake with debris By Susanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung CANYON on Canyon Lake need to be aware of large floating limbs and trash that has been washed into Canyon Lake by this past weeks heavy officials Mary a Army Corps of Engineers gate attendant at Cranes Mill Park in said the lake was full of floating debris on I looked up the river and it looked like a she It must have been the width of the Collins said the debris settled Saturday at the Cranes Mill boat then the wind shifted it to Mystic located on the north side of Canyon Canyon Lake Manager Tim said most of the debris is coming from the Guadalupe River and that small tributar ies upstream also When we have high flows coming into the it tends to bring debris down with he Debris is also picked up from the lakes shores and ends up in the Horn said a lot of debris accumulates at Cranes It depends on the direction of the but a lot of time Cranes Mill acts as a filter and grabs it the he Mike Water Oriented Recre ation District of Comal County manag said water recreation on Canyon Lake is still good but he cautions boaters to slow See Page 9A was sentenced to two concurrent fiveyear sen tences for two incidents that occurred in 2006 with a girl described as a family Comal County Assistant Dis trict Attorney Von Bunn He will be eligible for parole in 30 she When Garcia was arrested April he also was charged with aggravated assault of a child and an additional count of indecen cy with a child for incidents that allegedly occurred with a female family member in Both girls were younger than 14 when those incidents allegedly With this plea the charges against the family member go That way the girls dont have to go through with testify Bunn He will serve at least half his Pablo Gutierrez Garcia branded a sex offender for Comal County sheriffs investigators said Garcia was a Canyon High School but that none of the offenses occurred on school property or were connected to his Comal Independent School District spokes woman Kari Hutchison said Garcia was put on adminis trative leave without pay after See Page 3A Mill Street anticipated to be finished by May By Suzanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung There is good news for res idents and businesses along Mill Street coming from the New Braunfels Public Works Director of Public Works Mike Short gave an update Tuesday on roadway con struction projects at the New Braunfels Planning and Zon ing Commission Construction along Mill Street will be completed in less than one Short In June the city hired contractor from San Antonio to com plete the road construction in July Short said in Jan uary that the contractor had until July 2007 to complete the Other projects discussed were See Page 3A Father of Spring Branch pilot remembers his sons passion for aviation By Mark The HeraldZeitung The pilot who died in the single engine plane crash on Monday was remembered by his father as a vibrant man who lived three life times in his one Scott Schilleci had been a pilot for Continental Airlines since and was a captain for the interna tional carrier at the time of his said his Joel Schilleci of Hous Scott would have turned 47 next He was one of the youngest copilots ever hired by said who also flew for the same I remember when Scott was a he was always asking who my copilot was whenever I returned The father recalls telling his son to learn all he could about because its not all just about flying an He was only but Scott got a job at the local airport and began taking flying Schilleci said in a phone interview He was also an excellent mechanic and even built the plane he was Aircraft safety inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the crash of the Vans which hap pened just before 9 Monday at See Page 9A go uptown Wednesday NteHt Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn T IB 830W54IJ