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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas NBPD: FOURTH TAME COMPARED TO MEMORIAL DAY news, 12 50^ New Braunfels WEDNESDAY JULY 6,2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Anthony ► NOT GUILTY Casey cleared in child’s death ORLANDO. Ra.(AP) (xisey Anthony's eyes wc'Ntfj with tears and her lips trernhled as the verdict was read once, twice and then a thirfl time; "not guilty" of killing her 2-year-f3d daughter, (aylee. Outside the courthouse, many in the crowd of 50() reacted with anger, chanting, "Justice for Caylec^!" One man yelled, "Bahy killer!" In one of the most divisive verdicts since O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his wife, Anthony was cleared Tuesday ot murder, manslaughter and child-abuse < harges after wt‘C‘ks of wall-to-wall TV coverage* and armchair-lawyer [)unditry one of her attorneys denounced as "mtxlia assas-sination/' Anthony, 25, was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators who were looking into the {hild's 2()08 disappearance. Anthony could g(*t up to a year behind bars on each count Thursday But since she has l)een in jail for nearly thrtt* years already she could walk free. After a trial of a month and a half, the Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit Court jury' tcx)k less than 11 hours to reach a verdict in a case that had IxH ome a national cable TV sensation, with its CSI-st\le testimony about the smell of death inside a car trunk and its storyline about a seemingly self<entered, hard-partying young mother. Prosecutors contended Anthony — a single mother living with her parents — suf-t(xated Cayk^ with duct tape because she wanted to )e free to hit the nightclubs and be with her boyfriend. Hefense attorneys argued that the little girl accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool, and that Anthony panicked and concealed the death because of the traumatic effects of sexual abuse l)y her father. State's Attorney Lawson Lamar said: "We're disap-)ointed in the verdict today x‘( a use we know the facts and we've put in absolutely t'very piece of evidence that existed," MARINES LANCE CPL. JOHN F. FARIAS He deserves all the respect and honor’ Photos by LAURA McKENZIE | Herald-Zeltunq Ashley Wiley, left, and Teegan Luckemeyer, former classmates and longtime friends of U S Marine Lance CpI. John F. Farias, hang a Canyon High School football jersey signed by loved ones on the stage prior to the start of Tuesday's memorial service. Thousands pay tribute to fallen hero County’s flags at half-staff Flags outside Comal County Courthouse and other county offices will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday and Thursday in tribute to U.S. Marints Lance CpI. John F. Farias of Nsw Braunfels,county officials said Tuesday. Farias, 20, a 2009 Canyon High Schoof graduate,^ lost his life in a fire-fight on June 28 in Afghanistan. His body wilf arrive at New Braunfels Municipal Airport at 10 a.m. today. A processional will escort the coffin through downtown New Braunfels via Seguin Avenue and Main Plaza to Zoeller Funeral Home on Landa Street, where public visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Tree of Life Church. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. By Will Wright The Heralfl-Zeilung John Felix Farias lovc*d many things in life liis family, his friends and the United States Marine's Corps were top on his list. It wasn't hard tor all three to come together Tuesday night to honor Farias, the 2()-year-old Marine who was slain during a battle in Afghanistan a week ago. A crovvfl of about 4,()()() packed the home bleachers at Canyon FTigh School's Cougar Stadium to do just that. Members of Canyon's Class of 2()09 produc c‘d the vivid celebration of John's life, which was Farias Chris Serna pauses while talking about his friend, U.S. Marine Lance CpI. John F. Farias. full of laughter and tears, old stories and fond recollections. Dozens of veterans attended the memorial, which brought out mothers of vets as well. "I'm thankful there was such See FARIAS, Page 12 Only 1 fireworks warning issued in NB By Will Wright Ttie l-lerald-Zeitung New Braunfels firefighters responded to only a handful of fireworks-related calls over the holiday weekend. Fire Marshal Patrick O'Connell said only one warning was issued for the 10 complaints the department received about fireworks. "We ran a spec ial patrol on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from about 8 p.m. until midnight. which was targeted towards fireworks patrol," O'Connell said. "We responded to 10 com[)laints within the city — and only one was founded. "At the other locations we were unable to find fireworks, or they were using a popper device that produces a report and blows out confetti — which is also prohibited," Firemen wrote three citations for outdoor burning over the thret‘- leriod. "There were' sc'veral violations of the open grilling (ban)," 0'(Connell said. "As long as it's got a c losc'd lid and you wet the ground Ix'hind it and constantly attend it, you can cook on it. "But city' managemc'nt ek\tcHl to ban the use of all grills within the city parks bee ause of the diffic ulty ensuring those sites would be properly wet down." O'Connell said warnings were 3 f Low rates mean it s high time to refinance. STATE BANK ► PARK IRRIGATiON Recycled water plan gets warm reception Water study now goes to NB City Council ByOregBowon The Herald-Zeitung Using recycled sewer water to irrigate the city’s parks would result in a reía tively drought-proof vvater su[)ply source, Stephen J(^nkins of fcsjK'y ( onsultants told the New HraunieK Piirks and Rc^creation Advisory Board on Tuesday. The recv( It'd wafer ako would ( ut demand on Related the Edwards ■ The city is Aquifer, be seel<ing revi-unaffected sionstotwo b\ staged state-granted 1 t p Comal River ri.sl'rKli„in, ,    to improve ,,n< incrws..    3, iwrk cap.K 1- undaPark ty by mak Goll Course ing more    Page 12 grassy lands available tor uS(‘, tlu> (on sultant saul 'This IS part ot a comprehensive vvat('r tn.mage-ment strategy," fenkins s.iifj during the presentation oi th(> Parks Kc'claimed Water Irrigation Fc*asibihl\ Studv which outlines a proi)ost'(l $4.S million pro|ec t rc’[)lace the drinkmg water now used to irrigate p.irk lands. The re( C‘ptf()ii was pox tive, "It'll save mone\ ultini<itp-ly," said board membei [^avid Davenport. 'I think it's a grcMt idea and I'm vítv supf)ortivc' Tim BarkcT ot the Friends ot Landii J\irk said he was ha[)py to sc*c' the |)lan tor thr use of recvcled Woler. “Wo really ncvd it," Bark('r s.ctid. The study, whu h goes to c ity counc il on Monclav for its consideration, would result in th(> first lo( al piib-li( sector use ot direct r('usc' water. Direct reuse- vvafc'r is treated wastewati'r eftUu'nt that is transported dircH 1K from a v\astewat('r treatmc'nt [)lant via [lipeline or similar See WATER, Page 12 WEATHER, 12 VICTORIA SOSA GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY High; 99 Low: 72 Abbv___________ issued in most cases, such as the use of tiki torches. The three citations were issued at campsites, all to visitors to New Braunfels. The Class (' misdemeanors are punishable by a fines of up to $500. "The measures undertaken by the city and the counties (Guadalupe and Comal) really paidoff," O'Connell said. "1 think it was very effective, and I'm glad our citizeris cooperated in the manner they did." LOAN DEPT (S30) 626*8637 WWW.FmSTSTATt-TtXAS.COM Comics Crossword Eflfum -■ Obituaries Planner . Sports TV Vol 158 I No 203 1 section, 12 pages 8 *56825 00001 ‘ t 50 cents For breaking news, sports scores, weathai; traffic and -mid-day updates, fdllow us on Twitter ONewBraunfslsHZ Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-maif box eacli morning; harald nitung.com. Click ‘Harald-Zeitung fMailing List'