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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas REWARD OFFERED FOR TIPS ABOUT MOSÌ WANTED CL^IFfeoS*! 50« New Braunfels TUESDAY JULY 26.2011 herald-zeitung com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Get ready for some football! By Barry Wllner and Howard Fandrlch AP Pro Football Writers WASHINGTON NFl players votH to OK a linal fk'.il Mond.iy, (lays after the owners apfirovtHl a tentative agrt't'menl, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the iour-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history. "This is a long time coming, and t(X)tbaH's ba(k," Nfl Owners, players resolve lockout Commissioner Roger (i(K)d-ell saifl, "and that's the great news for everybody." At a joint a()pearan( e outside the Nf l Players Assoc i-ation head(]uarters, (joodell and NR PA head DeMaurice Smith w(»re flanked by some of the owners and players who were involveci in the talks. They sf>oke shortly after the NFLPA executive (M)ard and \2 team re()s votc’d unanimously to approve the terms of a deal. "We didn't get c‘V('rything that either sid(> wanted ... but we did arrive at a deal that we think is fair and bal-anc (‘d," Smith said. ()wn(‘rs ov(‘rvvhelmingty approved .i proposal Thurs day, but some unrcsolverl issues still needed to b(‘ reviewed to s.itisty [)layers; th(' ovvnt'rs do not nc(Hl to vote again. The sides worked through the weekeiui and vvrappc'd up the details Mondav morn ifig on a final pact that rutis f()r 10 years, without an o()t out (lause, a person familiar with the fieai told the AP on ( ondition of anonymity Owners decidc'd in 2008 to opt out ot the league's old lal)or (ontrat t, whu h (‘xpircHl M.K( h 11. That's when the owners lo{ ked out th(’ players, creating the Nfl's first work stopp,ig(‘ sin( e 1987 See NFL. Page 10 INSIDE *    (^owbcivs head to training camp in San Aiitonid, p5 •    NIT, releases season game schedule, p5 ‘ AP sports columnist firn l.itke otters his perspeLtive, p4 NEW FEE TO PAY FOR DRAINAGE Public input needed before fee is official By Greg Bowen I he Hftrald-Zeitunc} ('itv {ounc il on Monda\ approved I'K'ginning <in esti m a t i ' d n i n e - m o n t h -1 < > n g process of implementing a new Stormwati'r Utility Fh*, which will raise some $2. \ million annually for the ( ity's drainage' system. Assistant ( ity Manager Robert (^amareno said the revenues generated by the* fee will help "meet some ot the real complex issues we have* with drainage h(‘rc* in New Brauntels." Und('r current )lans, homeowners wou d pay trom    to $6.()1 per month, dejXMiding on the size ot their liomes. Businesses would ()ay trom $4.5‘> to a maximum ot $80 \ per montli. Camareno said those' fc'c's are "maximum rates" and that the c ity will work with New Braunfels Utilities, which will handle the billing of the new tee via c ity utility bills, to refine' the rates in an attempt to bring them down Ix'fore the fee goes mto effc'c t in April or May. Before the fee can become oftic lal, pul)lic hc'arings will l>e held and counc il must pass ordinance's e^stalilishing the' nc'w revenue strc'am. The' feH' vvould help fund the hiring of about a dozen new positions, including a storm water engineer, a watershed coordinator, an inspector and eight main-tenanc e' staffers. See FEE, Page 10 LAURA McKENZIE | Heráid /tiitiing A sign on Common Street advertises parking for large vehicles. Council adds RVs to parking ban By Greg Bowen The Heiald-Zeitung RVs were addc'd to the list ot vehicles l)anned from parking on Nenv Brauntels' residential stre*ets on Monday. City counc il had, earlier this month, ap|)roved an initial reading of an ordinanc e banning 18-whevl-ers and other big true ks trom |)ark-ing on [)ublic rights-of-way in neighborhoods zoned resldc'ntial, but had not includc'd recreational vehic Ic's in the pro[)c)sed ban. But on Monday, Counc ilor Richard Za|)ata said he had a "huge (jrobtem" with the' lac t that RVs were' not inc luded in the ban. Zapata said he believed it was unfair to prohil)it working-class |K'0-ple from parking tht'ir works true ks on the streets while allowing owners ot expensive RVs to do so. "I have a hard time thinking we'd allow that to happe'n " Zapata s<)id. Council added RVs to the“ ban and, on a 5-2 vote', ap[>rovc‘d the' second and tinal rc'.iding ot the' ordin.ince. Hit' [).irking ordin.incc' lians vc'hi-c le's that wc'igh mor(' than JO,000 pouncK or are' longe'r than 22 tee't, wider tli.in 8 tc'c't, or tallc'r than 8 feet. Mayor Gak* Pospisil vote'd against the ban, as did Councilor P>ryan Miranda. Pospisil said she fc'lt uncomfort-able both with adding RVs to the* ban without any advance notific a-tion of RV owners and with f)re-venting truckers from parking their work trucks on the' strc'c'ts in tront of their home's. Four truc kers apjK'ak'd to c (mncil not to approve the ban. One' said hc''d face linanc i.il hardship by having to p.iy to store his truck c’lsc'wherc'. Anotht'r said he Ic'ars that his $40,000 collc'c tion of tools would bt' stolen it he put his truck in .1 stor<ige* area Another said most truckc’fs aren't home much, so th('ir trucks aren't p.irkc'd otte'ii on the* strc'C'ts and askc'd that neighbors bc' tillowc'd to ck'c ide whc'ther a big truck could be* allowc'd on their strc't't. Anothc'r askc'ci that truck drivc'rs bc* given the opportunity to seek varianc c's or spec lal use' pc'r-mits to ()ark their vt'hicles with iu'ight)ors' ap[)roval. Rc'sident ( harlie Ze'c k a()()lauded the addition ot RVs to the ban. " R (' s I (11' n 11 a I n e i g h I) c) r h o o d s should not bc' commc'rc iai storage' lots tor any tvpc' ot vc'hicle," Zc’ck said. Inc luck'd in the ordinanc e was a rc'vision to allow l)o\ truc ks tc) con- See BAN, Page 10 ► TERROR IN OSLO Norway seeks to keep the Deace OSLO, Norway (AP) ( ontesse'd terrorrt Anders Behring Breivik hop(*d to trigger a n.itionalist révolu tion m Niorv\a\ But his (k)U ble a( f of mass murdc'r and destruction sccvms to hav<‘ strrrc'd onK dignifn'd defi ance> in this v\ecdth\. idc'alis tic nation rcnownc'cl lor its c omniitmeni to [)ea( Th»' cai>ital's heart rem.iins sh.Htc'rc'd and cor rk)nc'd ott lollowing I rida\'s c ar-bomb iilast. ( ommuni ties up and doun this spa sc'ly populated land ot tir tori'sts and mist-shroudc'd tjords have* \ c't to burv thc'ir 76 lovc'donc's, mostK slain as Brc'ivik gunned down (k'tc'nsc'k'ss tec-ns and voung adults .it an isl.ind rc trc'at ot the gove'rning labor Party. But tamilic's, workmate's and c omnuinities are alrc'acK coming togc'ther to discuss the' nc'ed tor Nor way to pnttc'c t the* Ix'st ol what If is — .1 tolerant soc i C't\' ojM'n to fhc' world Mans even c'xpre'ss a )aradoxical sense» ot relu't that if was <i local, not an al-Qaida out sick'r, who sought to turn their well-ordered world u()si(k' ck)wn. See NORWAY, Page 10 WEATHER, 10 ALYSSA NAVARRO GCX)DWIN FRAZIER Military couple says man found rings lost on Comal Sunny and sizzling Higti 102Low: 75 By Daiondo Moultrie ihe Heiald-Zeitung The' pair of United States Army sergeants sc^'king the Nt^w Braunfe'Is community's hel[) finding weckling rings lost in the Comal River might have come u[)on the greatest stroke of luck and goodwill they've seen in a ong while. Staff Sgt. MiVrk Lewis and Sgt. Belinda lewis live in San Antonio but believe they lost her vvc'dding rings whije floating» the Comal oti fuly 16. Alter an article ran in the Herald-Zeitung about their loss, they got a c all from a man — Viica-tioning at Walt Disney Wc)dd in Florida who said he thinks he has their lost rings. "They said they found them e)n top of each other, one on top of the other," Belinda Lewis said Mon day from her home. "Isn't that awesomei’ What are the odels of that happc'n-ingi* It's nothing short of a miracle." Tllt*y onK' know the man as Danny so far but have ()lans to meet him Aug. 6 at his mother's house in New Braunfels once he returns from his family vacation. Belinda said she dc'sc rjix'd her rings to D.in-ny afid it secerns he fourid the'm. II the*y .irc' the' right rings, Mark Ic'wis said it's hard to believe that pc'opic* and a community could be so helpful. "It's just so nic e that [mh)-)le actually give some'thing ike that l)ack/' he saici. "We would like to take them out to dinnc'r cis soon as wesc'e them." Belinda Ic'wis said the' help from Danny and oth- (M members ol the com munity — they received many calls offering help finding the rings — is re'm-inisc c'nt of a time long past. "1 didn't know a community like that could exrst. she said. "I thought it was like an old lilack-and-white-movie community. "Who knew we had I’leasantville right up the slrc'c't^" eifissififtîts . Corniti- CressvMirils Obituaries IlflnngL........ SflQItS-.__ tv _7 J 9 Voi lb8 1 No. 220 1 section, 10 pages 56825 00001 50 cents For;breaking news,spoits scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ fJ Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts 1 Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan ^. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each * morning harald-zettung com. Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List'