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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY APRIL 2007 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Spring drills begin Monday for SVs Rangers Canyon to Page 1B LIFE New generations of men and women are joining in on the ageold art form of 1B and Comal County since 139 36 5 sections CLICK 5 Fun and fit Max prepares for a fast dismount off of his bike as he finishes the near fourmile cycling portion of the triathlon race included a swim of 200 meters and a mile run after cycling for the 11 to 14 age i rf v Bom 710 first Nl second Zacruiry a0M 1114 Laura first Sara second Alexe I Boys 1M4 Max second Andrew See Page 9A Photos by MIRANDA Swimmers in the Schlitterbahn New BraunFit triathlon Saturday push their way through the 100meter swim during the first leg of the About 230 young athletes participated in the biking and running About 230 young athletes take part in annual triathlon By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung r Ilhe sound of birds chirping in the I treelined parking lot of the Schlit L terbahn Waterpark Resort compet ed with the sound of parents cheering as hundreds of children participated in the local attractions fourth annual triathlon The course for the Schlitterbahn New BraunPit a race that com bined cycling and was designed for three age The 7to 10yearolds set the pace by swim ming 100 biking slightly less than two miles and finishing with a run of more than a half Participants in the 11 to 14yearold age group doubled that while the senior group of 15to 16yearolds tripled the This years an event officially sanctioned by USA the govern ing body for triathlons in the United drew 235 young race director Lauren Ramsey The young athletes were wellrepre sented by friends and family many of whom strategically placed them selves their the course to capture as much of the action as they This is our daughter Kristins first said Carla Hazel of Canyon watching her daughter put on her helmet in prepa See Page 9A Beatrice makes her way around a turn during the halfmile running leg of the Schlitter bahn New BraunFit triathlon on Saturday in which dozens of area youths Council to discuss litigators to handle city lawsuit By Susanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung A lawsuit filed against the city of New Braunfels on behalf of an unincorporated association of business owners and resi dents that calls itself Stop The Ordinances Please is set to be heard on The temporary restraining tempo rary injunction and permanent injunction petition was filed in the 207th District Lead attorney Scott Tschirhart said the case is scheduled to be heard at 9 Friday in Comal County District The city council will meet Monday in exec utive session to approve a contract for legal services to defend the city in the The city is considering employing San Antonio attorney William McKamie to represent the Paul former interim city attorney who handed over his duties to the citys new attorney Alan Wayland on Monday has said the city needs to be in the best position to defend its Due to the were not really equipped to handle this case right he said in a previous Thats why well be hiring a firm out of San Antonio to repre sent STOP is made up of a large group of peo ple who feel the city has overreached its See COUNCIL Page 11A 002 Chance of drizzle High Low 79 66 Details 3B DEAR ABBY M CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8C CROSSWORD 1C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES tA SPORTS II TV GRIDS Gunman at NASA feared being fired Man given a poor job review By Raaha Madkour The Associated Press HOUSTON AP shooter in an apparent murdersuicide at the Johnson Space Center had received a poor job review and feared being police said William smuggled a snubnosed revolver into the space center shot David and barricaded himself with a hostage before shooting himself in a building that houses communications and tracking sys tems for the space officials Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt said PhiUips bought the revolver and 20 rounds of ammunition March two days after receiv ing an email from his employer citing deficien cies in his job performance and outlining an improvement plan that Phillips was to A copy of the email was found in Phillips lunch bag on the day of the police Larry Baimbridge On Phillips had lunch with Beverly and another police early that after Phillips entered Beverlys office with the gun in his hand and said Youre the one whos going to get me Baimbridge After Beyerly talked with Phillips for several trying to calm him and suggest ways to improve his job Phillips shot him twice once in the right leg and again in the Hurtt Phillips then left the room for a few See Page 9A Hddtof irises are in Transmission lines a cause of concern Airport officials say safety is key By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung Local residents have two weeks to register their support or concerns regarding a new transmis sion line that could affect safety at New Braunfels Municipal Airport and will affect local land detractors of the proposed million project said The Lower Colorado River Authority Trans mission Services Corporation is proposing to build a new 345kilovolt doublecircuit trans mission line known as the Clear Hutto Parts of the plan also will affect landowners in Guadalupe The a nonprofit conservation and recla mation district that provides water and community services to plans to take the first of its three new circuits from the Clear Springs Switching on Link Road in south ern Guadalupe County the expanded Gilleland Creek Switching Station in eastern Travis Coun ty This will be accomplished by using various sized transmission towers ranging in size from 80 See Page 11A   

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