New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 28, 2009

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 28, 2009

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2009, New Braunfels, Texas TUEMMX JULYZeitungNEWS Baek on th« ffl«ldMichael Vick reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.NEWS SA murderSan Antonio woman charged with killing, mutilating her newborn, ftg« 2 ^^'ylnö Comal County since 1852.Vol. 156, No. 217 14 pages, 1 section 80« herald-zeitung.com i 8 .„«.^vuuw, i i^wiiiai v#v/UMi o HOT High Low 101 77 Details____IB DEAR ABBY 10 CLAssrass tl-IS COMICS 9 OK^SSWORO • FORUM 4 OSmjAfllES S SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 10 ComiiHiiiMy tméMm Mmìì H»mmmn Family, friends,Texane bid farewell to serviceman. Pimm 1 •ini 8 HfHf Braunfekto r^ with full miiitaiy honors thoHoraki'^oittifio Scores Hiwd Landa Street and Loop 337 M<md«y to pny respect to Ma^ Lmce Coipond Biwlon X Lm as his luiMsril ptooaMrioii trav-eied to Fort Sma Homton National Cemetay. 'Rest in peace, soldier," one resident murmuied as Lara's hearse passed on Landa fliraiUliMiMUi ali^Mailne QoipsligaiteftBMni PR»-cesfton left ZoeOer Buieril Home about 9:30 am F^efifl^ters and police olBcas Greeted tnffic (filers lined A® streets. Forty-one niairibers of the Dean» I^Mriot Guard Rl<krs lode diefernioloicycles to the procession, and mme thui 20 others waited at the laife U.S. Qtm that mm-bets oi Wm §ar «id Gokl Star organizations held while lining the winding road ito^ m ceinetiny. Tiw MarimHcNiiMrCkiard did not seem to sweat or flinch as it assisted in the hudalds^theniiid^iis-ing momlng heat In the somlm atmosphere, the a hfcfis but proud tone that answered the 21-gun salute thitt preceded It The outfKMiiing of community support Monday mirrored Sunday*s vigil iKmitFtSam Nirtionat Cmetaty m» UMbMlMimM H«rald-Zeitungfiiomiiw for tha burial of in Sm Antonio. nniaiida remains ttawiad fiwwm Ban-do^ Afe tace daptp^^ dad. "Peoi^ stood aO akmg pfllliway] 78 and {Farm-to-of IiiMaet]3a09.»itwasbicred-las ible; it was one of those rides" dutt makes a last^ die hmer^» Bran* uncte, CHcmkio Torres, saki "It was good to see all die support out there... to see att the flags... you don't ahmys get to see how the Saa «Milli«, Pages EaiC WENaACimHerald-Zeitung Police crews gather across the street from the Landmark Lofts and Garden Apartments after dead lx)dy was found in one of the apartments. Body found in local apartment By Chris Cobb The Herald-Zeitung An employee of the landmark l/)fts and (iarden Apartments was in jail Monday after police discovered the body of a dead woman in his second-story apartment. After a short standoff Monday morning and subsequent search of Daniel Ramos' apartment, WW It. Mike Penshorn officials from New Braunfels Police Department said officers found the body of a 34-year-old woman with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The 36-year-old Ramos, a maintenance worker at the apartment complex, was detained after a brief negotia tion with police and NBPD's emergency response team at iiround 9 a.m. He was arrested and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence, a second degree felony, and was booked in Comal County lail late Monday. He was being held without bond. The identity of the victim was being withheld by police until the family was notified. No one had been charged with causing her death as of late Monday. NBPD officials said officers initially responded to a "welfare concern" and possible shooting at around 9 a.m. at Ramos' upstairs apartment in building seven at the Landmark. NBPD spokesman Lt. Mike Penshorn said Ramos cooperated with a negotiation and was detained by police. He said officers then searched the apartment and See BODY, Page 5 Report: Senators were told about mortgage discounts WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite their denials, influential Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad and Chris Dodd were told from the start they were getting VIP mortgage discounts from one of the nation's largest lenders, the official who handled their loans has told Congress in secret testimony. Both senators have said that at the time the mortgages were being written they didn't know they were getting unique deals from Countrywide Financial Corp., the company that went on to lose billions of dollars on home loans to credit-strapped borrowers. Dodd still maintains he got no preferential treatment Dodd got two Countrywide mortgages in 2003, refinancing his home in Connecticut and another residence in Washington. Conrad's two Countrywide mortgages in 2004 were for a beach house in Delaware and an eight-unit apartment building in North Dakota. Dodd heads the Banking Committee. Conrad chairs the Budget Committee. Jury picked to hear case of man accused of sexually assaulting child City approves $9.5 million debt issue Fiom alaff faporta Eleven men and one woman will detennine this week whether a local man sexually assaulted a child at least 10 times. Mark Norris, 45, was arrested Feb. 20, 2008, and charged with 10 counts of sexual assault of a child. The victim came forth in January 2008, according to the indict ment. She told police Norris had sexually assaulted her in New Braunfels from March to December 2006. Comal County Chief Felony Prosecutor Sammy McCrary will read the jury that indictment at 9 a.m. today. Norris then will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Judge Charles Ramsay of the 22nd Judicial District will preside over die trial. ByThaion Brittain The Herald-Zeitung The New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously to issue $9.5 million in debt Monday night, setting the stage for a number of projects to move forward. The vote authorizes city financial officers to issue certificates of obligation to fund costs for a variety of projects and city improvements, including a new human resources and financial sdtware system, equipment for public works, police vehicles and construction and equipment for a new fire station. "We are very pleased with the results we got on this debt issuance," said Debi Korinchock, chief financial officer for New Braunfels. "We came out very favorably in the market which restilts in a cheaper cost to us and the taxpayers." Korinchock's comments referred to an unusually low average interest rate, 3.99 percent, the city was able to secure for the $9.5 million. In fact, the low interest rate freed the dty from purchasing $30,000 in bond insurance, said Mark McLiney of Southwest Securities, who worked with the dty on this year's debt issuance. The presentation to the council includ^ an itemized list of projects. Leading the list was $3.5 million for a new fire station, $2.6 million in property purchases for municipal facilities, and $1 million for a human resources/finandal software system. See DEBT, Page 3Have your subscription paid directly from your credit card, checking or savings account Call83(M»25.9144 HERALD-ZEmJNG Or Come By 707 Landa St.J ;

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