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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 Police charge man in Ala. college campus slaying of mother-in-law  OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A man charged with killing his mother-in-law and shooting his wife and her grandmother outside a community college opened fire as his 4-year-old daughter sat with the women in a minivan that was riddled with gunfire, police said Thursday.  The girl was injured by flying glass, and the two women who were shot Wednesday afternoon were still being treated for their injuries.  Authorities said Thomas f ranklin May III, 34, could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder in the killing of Brenda Watson, 62, of Opelika. Her daughter, 36-year-old Bethany Lynn May, and mother, 93-year-old Maude Ethell Marshall, were injured in the shooting.  May also was charged with attempted murder and firing into an occupied vehicle, police said.  Court records show Bethany L May filed a request seeking protection from abuse against Thomas May on Friday, but online records do not provide details.  A judge in Lee County issued a temporary order Monday and had scheduled a hearing for May 11, but the sheriff’s office said deputies had not located the man to give him the papers at the time of the shooting.  “We would have been looking for him, trying to find him,” said Capt. Van Jackson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.  Police said the shooting occurred in a parking lot at Southern Union Community College, where Bethany May is a student.  ►TEXAS LOTTERY  WEDNESDAY LOTTO  Jackpot: $11 million 1-11-37-39-40-48 (4/6) TEXAS POWERBALL (4/6) 10-18-41-55-56 PB: 15 POWER PLAY: 2  PICK 1  Day (4/7)    3-8-8  Night (4/7) 0-7-5  DAILY 4  Day (4/7)    7-6-4-7  Night(4/7)    4-7-5-5  TEXAS TWO-STEP (4/7) 5-13-29-31 BB: 21 CASH FIVE 5-9-11-19-28(4/7)  MEGA MILLIONS (4/5) 1-19-20-31-36 MB: 9 MEGAPLIER: 2  Now Offering  BRIGHTON!  Jewelry • Sunglasses Watches • Handbags  pancrng P Qn   Fashion Boutique 249 W. San Antonio Downtown New Braunfels Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5 (830) 626-7669 (PONY)  Strong aftershock  rattles weary Japan Thursday  Friday, April 8, 2011 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5  SENDAI, Japan (AP) —A big aftershock rocked quake-weary Japan late Thursday, rattling nerves as it knocked out power to the northern part of the country and prompted tsunami warnings that were later canceled.  The quake was initially measured at magnitude-7.4, though the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, later downgraded it to 7.1. Either way, it was the strongest aftershock since several were recorded on March 11 — the day of the magnitude-  9.0 earthquake and tsunami that killed as many as  25.000 people and touched off a nuclear crisis last month.  There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or major damage, and the operator of the tsunami-ravaged Fukushi-ma Dai-ichi nuclear plant said there was no sign the aftershock had caused new problems there. Workers retreated to a quake-resistant shelter in the complex, with no injuries.  The aftershock around 11:30 p.m. was strong enough to knock items off store shelves and move a large automated teller machine at a FamilyMart convenience store in the major northern industrial center of Sendai.  The city is far enough inland that it avoided major tsunami damage, but people there were without gas and electricity for weeks.  Manager Takehiko Akagi said 100 people had showed up within an hour of Thursday’s aftershock and cleared the shelves of ice, water and instant noodles — items that were in short supply after the bigger quake.  “Usually at this time of  LOCAL CONNECTION  Andrew Jeroszewski, a  New Braunfels High School graduate teaching in Japan, posted this message on the Herald-Zeftung's Facabook page late Thursday:  "We just suffered another big earthquake, and as a result lost power, so it I think my cell phone's Internet is the only way to communicate, so I'll try to share what I can here on Facebook.  "As of this week things were just starting to get back to normal, although there's still some shortages of some foods, mostly soy and dairy product it seems.  "The earthquake last night knocked out power in my area, which also means there's no running water again, but at the very least we seem to have some cell phone service, although weak.  “Sendai, the large city closest to me, supposedly has power in some but not all areas. I'm hoping this power outage is only very temporary and they can get things running by tonight but there hasn't been any news concerning that issue, so who knows. Could be another week for all I know.  "I'm currently making a rounds with other middle school teachers to each student's house to make sure everyone is unharmed, and to let diem know the new schedule for next week.  "The earthquake itself was very strong, nearly as strong as before since although it was lower in magnitude, it was much closer. It didn't quite last as long so it wasn't as bad, but I'm already seeing new damage to the roads.”  night, there is almost no one," said Akagi, whose store had power even though people in nearby neighborhoods did not. 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Meet at the Central Fire Station at 9:00 to lineup. No motorized vehicles, bicycles, or pets.  F0LKFEST 2011  Harita s e villa s e   « -,    .....    _    ,    13/0 Church Hill Drive New Braunfels, Texas 78130  A Family Heritage Festival  April9 . 10  . sat. n unta6 • Sun. 12 unta 5  Activities include living history demonstrations, children’s games, crafts & hay rides, 19th century crafts. Go to our website for a complete list of each day s activities. Featuring pottery demonstrations with Dee Buck on Saturday, April 9!  ; Two Adults for the •Price Of One  :r0LKFEST20U A Fwiily Heritage Ferini ■  Admission: $5 adults-$2 students (ages 6 -12) Sponsored by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels (830)629-6504  www.nbheritagevillage.com   CLOSURES ON WALNUT AVE.  LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung  The City of New Braunfels has announced a temporary road closure in effect from 8 p.m. April 14 until 6 a.m. April 15 on North Walnut Avenue at Dry Comal Creek Bridge. This will allow for installation of bridge beams as part of the Walnut Avenue Project This closure will be in effect for through traffic. A detour route will be set up along Katy Street — North Live Oak Avenue — Landa Street during this period. For details, contact Octavio Garza, assistant city engineer at (713) 205-6237.  Tick-tock: Shutdown talks but no deal  WASHINGTON (AP) —Tune growing short, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still shy of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.  Obama held talks at the White House twice during the day with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and aides negotiated for hours in between.  With an agreement elusive, Republicans passed legislation through the House to fund the Pentagon for six months, cut $12 billion in domestic spending and keep the federal bureaucracy humming for an additional week. “There is absolutely no policy reason for the Senate to not follow the House in taking these responsible steps to support our troops and to keep our gov  ernment open,” said Boehner.  But Obama flashed a veto threat even before the bill passed on a 247-181, mostly party-line vote. The administration issued a statement calling it “a distraction from the real work” of agreeing on legislation to cover the six months left in the current fiscal year, and there was no indication Reid would allow a vote on it.  For all the brinksmanship, there was agreement that a shutdown posed risks to an economy still recovering from the worst recession in decades.  The political fallout was less predictable, especially with control of government divided and dozens of new tea party-backed Republicans part of a new GOP majority in the House. Twin government shutdowns in the mid-1990s damaged Republicans, then new to power in Congress, and helped President Bill Clinton win re-election in 1996.  This time, individual law  makers worked to insulate themselves from any political damage. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ben Nelson, D-Neb., both seeking new terms in 2012, became the latest to announce they would not accept their congressional salary during any shutdown. “If retroactive pay is later approved, i’ll direct my part to the U.S. Treasury,” said Nelson.  One day before the shutdown deadline, events unfolded in rapid succession.  In a shift in position, Obama said he would sign a shortterm measure keeping the government running even without an agreement to give negotiations more time to succeed.  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