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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ■ EDUCATION, 3  Comal ISD students are National Finalists  ■ WEEKEND, 12  Americana star wil play gig at Phoenix  ■ SPORTS, 6  New Braunfels lineman inks MSU scholarship  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011  Texas    Ap Newspaper of the Year  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  500  1-35 chase ends in deadly crash  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  A 38-year-old New Braunfels man is dead following an early-morning rollover accident that followed a police chase early Thursday.  After a high-speed pursuit that extended several miles through north New Braunfels, police said a Ford  Expedition driven by Mark Anthony Saldivar stuck a curb in the 1500 block of Interstate 35. The vehicle flipped several times and Saldivar died at the scene, police said.  At 2:16 a.m. a New Braunfels Police Department officer parked near the ValMark Chevrolet dealership on the I-35 access road witnessed a red Expedition speeding in the northbound lanes.  “The officer monitoring highway traffic there saw him go by at a high rate of speed,“ NBPD Lt. Michael Pen-shorn said. “As soon as the officer caught up with the vehicle and turned on his lights to stop the vehicle, it took off.”  Police said the vehicle continued northbound on the interstate, exiting at Kohlenberg Road. The chase contin  ued back over the highway overpass and into Quail Valley subdivision.  “He made a couple of turns on some streets there, and then got back on the southbound frontage road, with the officer following,” Penshorn said.  As the chase approached the Honda motorcycle dealership near the  See CRASH, Page 8  LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung  Car parts and broken glass are strewn about the site of Thursday's fatal accident in the 1500 block of I-35 North.  ► JOSHUA DAVIS JR.  MISSING  Joshua Davis  Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home. Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip.  A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.  Expert: Don’t give up  Cases such as Elizabeth Smarts prove missing kids can be found  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  On Day 6 of searching for missing 18-month-old Joshua Davis Jr., efforts were redoubled as national agencies con-tinued to help local authorities comb the communities to clues.  After Joshua vanished Feb. 4 from his home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle in New Braunfels, the Arlington, Va.-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children came to help.  Bob Lowery is executive director of the organization’s Missing Children’s Division.  The two NCMEAC representatives on the ground are  See JOSHUA, Page 8  Lowery  NBPD civil service drive on back burner  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  With officers working around the clock on what Chief Tom Wibert has called the biggest case ever for New Braunfels Police Department, civil service has taken a back seat.  Efforts to gather petition sig-natures and raise public awareness about New Braunfels Police Officers’ Association’s efforts to get the system on the May 14 ballot have  See PETITION, Page 8  HOSNI MUBARAK REFUSES TO RESIGN  ► SALES TAX RETURNS  Santa leaves hefty $1.7M present for city’s coffers  Valentine’s Day in Romantic Uptown Environment  ■■•■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■I  Downstairs in the Prince Solms inn 295 E, San Antonio 830-708-5411  IAKA IUDRAS-WHITEHILLAI  Anti-government protesters celebrate Thursday inTahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's military announced on national television it had stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster that all their demands would soon be met  EGYPT IN CRISIS  Mubarak cedes power to vice president but he still won t leave  Obama questions legitimacy of efforts to reform Egypt  Mubarak  Suleiman  ElBaradai  By The Associated Press  CAIRO — Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed most of his powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman Thursday, enraging protesters who warned the country could explode in violence and pleaded for the military to take action to push him out.  The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command over the spiraling mass uprising demanding the president go.  Prominent reform advocate, Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, whose supporters were among the organizers of the 17-day-old wave of  See EGYPT, Page 8  By The Associated Press  WASHINGTON — Bristling with impatience, President Barack Obama on Thursday openly and sharply questioned whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s pledge to shift power to his vice president is an “immediate, meaningful or sufficient” sign of reform for a country in upheaval.  Without naming Mubarak, Obama issued a written statement that criticized the leader for not offering clarity to his people or a concrete path to democracy. He called on Egyptian government leaders to do so, declaring: “They have not yet seized that opportunity.”  Obama’s comments came after  See OBAMA, Page 8  Little warmer  High    Low  55 23  Details    9  a 56825 0000Ï    1  50 cents  Obama  "Too many  Egyptians  remain  unconvinced  that the  government  is serious  about a  genuine  transition to  democracy.’’  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Sales tax returns released Wednesday show New Braunfels shoppers weren’t hesitant to open their wallets to buy gifts to put under their Christmas trees.  Returns for December sales in the city jumped 9.75 percent over last December’s sales, according to figures released by the state comptroller’s office.  The city will receive a $1.78 million sales tax-allocation check for Christmastime sales.  That tops the $1.62 million check received for Christmas*month sales in 2009 and the $1.37 million sales-tax-allocation check the city got for November 2010 sales.  In fact, allocations haven’t been as high since summer, when tourist dollars resulted in sales tax allocations of $1.8 million in lune and $1.79 million in July.  With December’s figures, sales tax returns, one of the leading economic indicators for New Braunfels, continued a positive trend of regular monthly increases.  Looking back, November’s rebates were up 10 percent from the previous November. October’s returns were up 6 percent. September’s returns were up 10.15 percent. August’s were up 11.93 percent. luly’s returns rose 3.3 percent.  Even the June sales tax returns were up 2.7 percent, despite the lune 9 flood, which shut down much of the city’s lucrative water recreation industry for two weeks.  So far in 2011, the city’s sales tax rebates are up 9.97 percent over 2010, totaling $3.16 million for rebate checks received in January and February.  See SALES TAX, Page 8  Vol. 158, No. 79  12 pages, 1 section Inside  CLASSIFIEDS  COMICS  CROSSWORD  FORUM  OBITUARIES  PLANNER  SPORTS  TV GRID  10  7  7  4  3  9  6  11   

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