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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS BASIBALL Canyons home runs help down New Braunfels once again Page 8A NEWS BULLRUN After seven a local firefighter competing in a road race for a reality TV show is still in the Page 2A 138 20 2 sections CLICK 5OO j DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 3t M 21 M 4A 1A 9A Gunman kills self at space center By Monica Rhor The Associated Press HOUSTON AP A NASA con tract worker took a handgun inside an office building Friday at the John son Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing police A second hostage escaped with minor The gunman was able to take a snubnosed revolver past NASA security and barricade himself in the Shooter snuck small revolver past NASA security which houses communica tions and tracking systems for the space NASA spokesman Doug Peterson said the agency would review its Any organization would take a hard look at the kind of review process we have with Peter son To enter the space work ers flash an ID badge as they drive past a security The badge allows workers access to designat ed The slain a man who was shot in the was probably killed in the early minutes of the whole police Dwayne Ready A second a escaped after being bound to a chair with duct Ready The an employee of Jacobs Engineering of shot himself once in the head more than three hours after the standoff police Initial reports indicated two shots were fired at about and another shot was heard about 5 None of the people involved was immediately John executive vice presi dent of Jacobs con firmed that the gunman was a com pany employee but declined to release any information about During the NASA employees in the building were evac uated and others were ordered to See Page 12A Chop swap For car enthusiasts with out a large amount of money to several vendors sell diecast cars and trucks at the New Braunfels Area Car Clubs swap meet and car show at the Comal County Panel modifies bill that calls for Bible classes in schools Photos by DAVID Miguel Anaya applies some tire dressing to a 1923T Bucket Ford named Mellow Yellow while fellow Eagle Pass Car Club member Ricky Diaz looks on at the New Braunfels Area Car Clubs swap meet and car show on Friday AUSTIN AP A bill that would have required Texas public schools to offer class es teaching the Bible as a textbook was amended by a House panel that agreed offering the classes should be The House Public Educa tion Committee passed the modified bill on drawing from critics who feared mandatory Bible courses would be more reli gious than I think the committee got the message that families and churches dont want the government to tell our chil dren what to believe about the said Kathy president of the Texas Free dom The original bill by state Warren RPam would have required schools to offer Bible courses as an Chisums bill called for history and litera ture courses on the Old and New Were not going to preach the were going to teach the Bible and how it affects all of our documents and the forma tion of our Chisum said earlier this Were taking it as a document that has histori cal Its the most wide ly distributed book in the See Page 11A Car enthusiasts make their way to fairgrounds for meet By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Thousands of casual fans and serious car enthusiasts are expected to rub shoulders during the swap meet at the Comal County Fairgrounds this Sponsored by the New Braunfels Area Car which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of classic and spe cialinterest automobiles and trucks that are 20 years or old the swap meet began in 1992 when the club was in need of a said co founder Fred We enlisted the help of the New Braunfels Rotary Club for the first few had the we had the man power and weve seen a nice increase in attendance every year since Willard said as a steady stream of vendors walked by him toward a registration That first about 350 spaces were and 100 cars entered the Sunday car and truck he As of this we had spaces Many are going to be filled with hardtofind car parts and related he For the car show on were looking at about 150 cars in with each car being at least 20 years Best part except for the parking Police chief fired after refusing to resign post New Braunfels Area Car Club member Jan Stull takes a picture of a one of hundreds of cars on display for the clubs newsletter at the swap meet and car show at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Friday its free fqr the public to with its recreational vehicle Willard said the See Page 11A By Mark The HeraldZeitung The snowball effects of a onevehicle crash this past month have ended with Mar ion city leaders relieving their chief of police of his A week after the crash on March the Guadalupe County attorneys office filed a charge of driving while intoxicated against 51year old Anthony who received serious injuries after crashing his truck into a guard according to pub lic was driving on FarmtoMarket 725 in unin corporated Guadalupe County when the incident Bob assistant county attorney for Guadalupe County said Marion Mayor Glenn Hild said Friday that council members discussed the issue at several recent meetings and initially placed Plaid on unpaid administrative Hild said he spoke with Plaid several times this past week to see if he was going to voluntarily but no res ignation was I spoke with Tony on See Page 12A Earth awareness the focus of Sunday festival By Susanna The HeraldZeitung Planet Earth is getting a lot of atten tion these days and a local environ mental group is pitching in to help teach residents about how to care for it New Braunfels residents have the opportunity to visit the Comal County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 Sunday and learn about everything from cut ting their energy bills to solar cooking in a cardboard Roots and Shoots of New organizers of the said 60 demon strators are expected to People should come out because we live in a fabulous community and this is a way for residents to get ideas on how to live said Paula one of the organizers of the Earth Day At the same theyll have a whole lot of The little ones can enjoy making kaleidoscopes with local Cub Scout Pack 133 play games and there will be handson demonstrations just for Pebsworth Lee singing cowboy and story is among the musicians See EARTH Page 12A Matthew Ryan Thomas Erickson and Cody Mims organize recycled items to be used to make kaleido scopes at Sundays Earth Day submitted
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