Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Final Score San Antonio 91 Memphis 101 W W APRIL ZEITUNG NBA PLAYOFF BOUND San Antonio drops a road game to Memphis as big guns rested ahead of Page 7 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since STATE MOVIE TARGET Texas lawmakers are planning to attract movies by offering financial Page 6 133 14 1 section CLICK 5OC a Illl56825llooooi11111 Possible rain High Low 78 54 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 10 11 9 9 4 3 7 10 Gunman kills 32 at Virginia lech before committing suicide A police officer stands guard near Norris Hall on the cam pus of Virginia Tech in where 32 people were killed and more were injured on JASON Raleigh News MCT First two victims killed in dorm 30 plus gunman killed in second shooting rampage By Sue Lindsey Associated Press Writer A gunman massa cred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the dead liest shooting rampage in modern his tory cutting down his victims in two attacks two hours apart before the uni versity could grasp what was happening and warn The bloodbath ended with Response training the gunman committing suiB President Bush offers bringing the death toll condolences P6 to 33 and stamping the cam pus in the picturesque Blue Ridge Moun tains with unspeakable perhaps Investigators gave no motive for the The gunmans name was not imme diately and it was not known if he was a Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental Virginia Tech President Charles Steger The university is shocked and indeed But he was also faced with difficult ques tions about the universitys handling of the emergency and whether it did enough to warn students and protect them after the first burst of Some students bitter ly complained they got no warning from the university until an email that arrived more than two hours after the first shots rang Wielding two handguns and carrying multiple clips of the killer opened fire about on the fourth floor of West Ambler John a highrise coed then stormed Norris a classroom building a halfmile away on the other side of the Some of the doors at Norris Hall were found chained from the apparently by the Two people died in a dorm and 31 others were killed in Norris including See MASSACRE Page 5 Virginia Tech timeline What is known so far about events on April when the largest mass shooting In history claimed 33 lives Gunfire reported in West Ambler Johnston dorm male and female found dead Dorm locked down police believe double homicide is isolated incident Campus officials meet to assess murder investigation Campuswide email alerts students to incident at dorm caution urged 911 call alerts police to gunfire at Norris Hall police find 31 dead including gunman Campus email says gunman loose on campus warns students to stay inside Source Virginia McClmrhy Washington BIIIOHII Graphic Let Molina Judy Tieiulu BW07MCT Virginia shooting eclipses Tower incident as worst By Suzanne Ache The HeraldZeitung NEW BRAUNFELS For many Mondays deadly shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacks evoked memories of anoth er horrifying shoot ing spree at a univer Last summer marked the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the University of Texas SWAT teams formed after Austin shootings Ray Martina which was the nations worst mass shooting until On Charles Whitman perched on the 28th floor observation deck of the UT Tower and shot passersby in the city and on the cam pus He had killed his mother and his wife the previous Whit a former Marine and UT stu killed 14 people and wounded 31 others before he was shot dead by Austin police officers Ray Mar tinez and Houston now a New Braunfels res later became a Texas He said Monday that he couldnt comment on how the police handled the Virginia Tech I am not there and dont have the whole he I cant make comments pro or con sitting in the background Monday morn ing Martinez said he was praying for the families of the shoot ing They need our prayers he Im hoping everything turns out for the best and hope the situation will be taken care of in expeditious man Its very Martinez said that as in any crime further details will emerge about Mondays gunman as soon as the smoke clears and all of the police reports are Maybe he left some written he Were just going to have to wait and then we may be able to make a determination as to what caused him to do Martinez said after he and Officer Houston McCoy shot and killed See TOWER Page 5 Geoffrey Barr replace Waldrip By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung NEW BRAUNFELS Geof frey Barr was appointed Monday as Comal County criminal dis trict With the Lords guid I look forward to the opportu the chal lenges and the great responsibility of leading this office and serving the cit izens of Comal County in the administration of said who was selected by Rick Perry to succeed Dib who was appoint ed March 12 as judge of the 433rd District said he as his See Page 3 Summer school class plans delayed Construction bids approved for two schools By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung New Braunfels Independent School District trustees delayed approval of summer school classes at their regular meeting Superintendent Mike Smith said he was concerned that four weeks of summer school are not enough to grant cred it for a semesterlong I think its something we need to review he There are certain standards and requirements 1 want to be sure we are Smith said recent changes by the Texas Education Agency require students to complete four years of math and four years of science to These new require ments will allow less time for electives during the regular school he Rosalyn assistant superintendent for curriculum and said sum mer courses usually include semesterlong electives such See Page 3 FIND IT IN OUR Century 21 Perry Homes MORE IN IT FOR YOO Search COM