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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Ariz. sheriff claims hands-off role in cases PHOENIX (AP) Tho self-proclaimed foiigliesf sheriff in America prides himself on being in c harge and ac( ounta ile. On Tuesday, he acknowledged that he didn't cTosc’ly follow his office's public corru[)ti()n investigations. Asked to namc> the evi-dc*nce against thrc'e [)ublic officials whose cases were thrown out, Sheriff )o(> Arpaio repeatedly said h(' farmed those and othc'r cor-ruf)tion cases to his then-top assistant. "I have 4,()()() c'mployc'es. I dc'legate," said Ar who was sul)dued anc )aio, tirc'd ig tron nc'arii Caiu assailed for tax plan in debate ethics hc'aring for ally and former c ounty attornc'y, Andrcnv Thomas. I awyers pressing the c <is(‘ said officials, judge's and attorneys who crossed the* Maricopa ('ounty sheriff and Thomas in political dispute's were- oltc'n targc'ted for investigations and, in some (,ises, c riminally ( h.irgc’d. Both mc*n say tli(>y wt're trying to root out corruption. ('ounty oftic iais say the prob('s were baselc'ss. The sheriff's tc>stimony I om(‘s at a time when a tedc'ral grand jury is invc’sti-g.iting abuscM)f-f)owc^r alle-g.Uions against him. The fc'deral gov('rnm('nt IS condu( ting a (ivil rights [)robe ol his immigration p.ilrols. As th(> c ontrov(>rsy swirls around Ar[)aio, h(> has in reccmt w('eks pl.ivc'd hosi to a stri'am of Republican presidenticil hopt'tuls who w.int his ('iidors(“m(‘nt. BAN Continued from page 1 pasture's, back up toward tlu' burn ban triggc'r k'vel ol m). "iThc> ind('x) todav is 1," [’adula said Tuc'sda\. "It jum¡H'd six points sinc v \cst(>rda\ and sliould be at or above SOO by Thursday" The firc' marslial's otiice has also c onsultc'd with the' Ic'xas forc'st Service al)out rc'instating the burn ban and rc'( ('ivc'd that age-nc y's bac k-iiig, he* said. I’aduKi said it's "more thcUi likc'lv" tii.it the lire' niarshal's otfice will rc'c om-mc'iid to commissioners that they reinstate the' ban on ope'n burning. The' ettc'c tive d.ite would be' up to c ommissionc'rs, he said. fhe ban would apply to the uninc orporate'd are*as ot ( omal (Ounty. It would prohibit most ope'n llame'S out(k)ors under tlie threat ot a fine* u[) to SSOO. Typical exceptions are cooking tires, which unde'r c ount\' burn bans <ire genc'r-ally allowc'd in outck)or bar-bc'c ue pits with hinged tops tliat can be closc'd to kc'c^p sparks from flying out. Commissioners will meet at 8; 15 a.m. Thursday in tlie ( ommissioners' Courtroom, l*>‘) Mam Pla/a, in New Braunfels. Ihey'll also take com-mc'Hts trorn c itizens, hear rc'ports trom statt and olti-c lals on items of community interc'st, and consider ap()ointing a re'se'rve de()uty c onstabic' in I’rc'c inct 4. Evening session Commissionc'rs will also me'et in their monthly evening workshop scission at (■) p.m. Thursday for a prc'sentation on the $!().} million Krueger (\inyon D.im project now underway on Dry Comal Crc'ek west of New Braunfels. Commissioners have bc'c'n holding the popular evening worksho[)S since March in an t'florl to allow morecitizenis tobe involvc'd and have a voic e in county governmc'nt issue's. ( itizens' comments will also be taken at the evening workshop, whic h will also be held in the Commissioners' Courtroom. LASVEQAS(AP) Republic an presidc'ntial contenders attackc'd upstart Herman Cain's (Honornic f)lan forcefully as a tax ine rease waiting to hap-pc'n Tuesday night, moving swiftly in campaign dc'bate to [)lunt the forme'r l)usinessman's unlikely rise' in the rae e for the' party's nomination. Ye’t old animositii's flare'ei anew, as well, as forme'r Massachuse'tts Ciov. Mitt Romnc'y and Te'xas Gov. Ri( k Perry swappc'd criti-e ism in unusually pc'rsonal and l)iting terms. "You have a probb'm with allowing somC'one’ to finish speaking," Romnc'y ck'c lared .is the two men interru[)ted one* anothc'r repeatedly in a clash over immigration. In on a bow to Nevada voters, none of the contenders said he wanted to ope'n a proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The fifth dc'bate in six wc'c'ks rangc'd over familiar contentious territory — from immigration and health c are to the c'cono-my and ene*rgy, often in antagonistic terms. The* candidates engaged each other more* dirc'ctly and somc'times more hc'ate'dly than in pre'vious de'bates. But C;ain's unlikely rise* from aste'risk in the* polls to (ontend(*r was c learly on the minds of his rivals on stage in a hotel along DRAINAGE ContinuecJ from page 1 ( hairman Mike Ybarra. "We n('('d to be able* to tef'l contid(*nt that we''vc' done th(' )ob ot ranking the'se proji'c ts just as thoroughly as we (an." ( ounc il, once* it rc'ceive*s the* committee''s recom-mc'ndation, will have to d('c ide whc'the'r iind how to tund the drainage proj- C'C ts. I ast ye*<)r, the*n-Mayor Bruce Boye*r [)roposed a bond ek'c tion in which the* community could approve or re'jc'c t funding tor dr.iinage projec ts, 'Monc'y is still the prob-Ic'm," committc'e* me*mb(*r Ric k Myric k said. "We still don't have that piece resolve'd.' But Ybarra said c itize'ns, during a sc'rie's ot public mc'c'tings held .itter the' 2010 flood, said ihc'y want ac tion .ind are' willing to tund tlie nc'c c'ssary dr.iinage' work. "This community is rc'acly lor some* ac tion," Ybarra said. "They've had c'nough. The'y're* ted u[). Ihc'y wani to .ulclrc'ss this." Ybarr.) said the* c it\ c ounc il, as we'll, is anxious to gc't the' pro|c'c Is underway. '(j)Liiu il w.ints to acldrc'ss this and move' on this," he* s.iid. Tlie projc'cts the c ommit tc’c' will be ranking and thc'ir e'stimatc'd c osts are*: • I ivc' Oak/K.itv Strc'c't, POLL Continuec] from page 1 (112) sc'e .1 positive' ¡m[)ac t. • I itty-tour perc c'nt 1521) thought the c ity should use a vc'ndor to manage' the tube chute' and othe'r ac e e»ss points to the' rivc'r. Some () 1 () mc'mbers, or roughly 51 percent, have taken the' [)oll. Members rc'ceivc'd ,»n email invitation to lake the' |)oll, and the c'mail link to the |)oll c oulel not be iorwardc'd to e'nsure only one* vote per membe*r was c ast. "The* Chambc'r utili/c'd /oomc'rang software', which automatically sum-marizc's individual rc'sponsc's while* maintain- $1.0 million. • (jree'n Me*adows Me*sc|uite/('iardenia, $ 1 million. • Kastman Avc'nue, $1.2 million. • ( e'dar [ Im Stre*e*t, $1.1 million. • Kc'riic k/Mission/Enc i-no/l a Mc'sa, $ i.S million. • Wood Road/lns[)ira-tion, $14.8 million. • 700 [)lock ot Wood Road, $1 .f) million. • Hunters ( reek, $7 IS,()()(). • Panther ( anyon, $424,()00. • 1 i torn i a/O.i k woe )cl/ 1 ake'vic'w, $ 1.5 million. • Riverc rc'st, $9S8,()()(). • Bliede'rs Crc'c'k/Ger-m.in Oee'k, $B.S million. • Alvc's lane, $2.7 million. • Hill Stre*c*t/( aste'll/Coll/ (uirdc'n, $7.8 million. • Faust/Nacogdoches arc'a, $9.7 million. • Walnut Heights, $44'■>,000. ihe committc'e* askc'd st.itt to take* .inothc'r ltK)k at the* Walnut Heights pro)-ec t after resident of the* arc'a recomrnendc'd changes to the city's preliminary project engineer-itig [)lan. ( Ity Fnginc'er |im Klein said the c urrent c'nginec'r-ing f)lans tor each project arc' preliminary and that c ost c'stimatc's are ballf)ark figure's. He said dc'tails on each project are postc'd on the* c Ity website and can be lounci on the* public works page'. Rock Houses • Lap Siding Driveways • Sidewalks 830.935.2964 ISERVIGE the l as Vegas Strip. Rep. Michc*le Bachmann of Minnc'sota led the* ve*rbal assault moments aftc r the debate began, saying his call for a 9 p('rce*nt fe de nl sales tax would only t)e fhe beginning, with the rate rising late*r. Former Sen. Rick Santo-rum of l\*nnsylvani.i wasn't nc'arly as ge'ntle, c iting one* analysis that found that tax es would go up for 84 [>e’r cent of the nation's house*-holds if ( tun's proposal went into effe*ct. "We're talking al)out major incre'ases in taxe's," he said, adding th.it single' person and a e ouple with c hil-dren with the same* income would p.iy the> same* tax unde'r ( ain's pro f)osal, Undeterred, Cain insisted the charges were untrue. He saici he was being e riticize'd because lobbyists, ae countants and others "want to continue to be* able to manipulate the American pe'ople* with a 10 million- word me*ss," the e urre'nt tax code. (Gain's ()roposal is for a 9 perec’nt personal income* t.ix, a 9 perce*nt corporate tax and 9 perc e*nt nation-,il salc*s tax. The torme'r |)iz7a com-[>any ( 1 () is the late'sl and unlikelic'st phc*nomenon in the rac c> to pic k a riv.il for Pre*sid(*nt B.ir.ic k ()b,HTi,j. A bl.H k m.in in ,) party that draws few vote's trom Afric <ins Amc'ric ans, he had bumpe'cl .ilong with little notice as Romney sought to fend off one fast-rising rival after anothc'r. That all change'd in the* ),ist f(*w wee*ks, after Perry )urst into the* race <)nd then fe'll back in the polls, Howe*ver unlikely ( ain's rise», Tuc'sday night's de'bate* made c l(*ar that none* ot his rivals are willing to Ic'l him go une halle*nge*d. "He'rman, I love* you, brofhe*r, but le-t me te-ll you somc’thmg, you ck>n't need to h.ivc* a big an.ilysis to figure* this thing out," (^*rry said to ( <)in. "( .o to New Ham[)shire* where* they don't h.tve a s.ilc*s tax .ind the*y don't have' .iny intcTc*st in one*," he* said, rc'terring lo the' st.Ue that will hold the* first prim.irv next yc'ar. ing the c onfidentiality of those taking the |)oll," said Michael Meek, ( hamber pre*sident. ( hamber Chairman (Orey Hall said, "We* ho )e this information is he pful to the city's Ad Hoc River (.'ommittee in thc'ir work to create a better water rc'creation environment for all next season. "Rc'gardlc'ss ot the outcome of the election Nov. 8 rc'garcling the disposable container l^an, the community will ne*ed a com-[)rc'hensive river manage-me'nt program in [)lace to address re*venue^s, parking, c.tpacity and private e*c|ui[)ment in order to mc*et their goals for a better c'xpc'rience for all concerned." Southwest fliglit to Kansas makes emergency landing in Texas AMARILLO (AP) A man was arrested Tue'sday after his unruly be'havior aboard <i South-w(*st Airlin(*s flight from los Angele's to Kans.is ( ity com[)elle*d the* flight crew to rii.ikc' an emcTgc'tic y landing in Tex,is. Ah Kc'za Shahsavari, 29, of IndialanlK , f l.i,, has bee*n c hargc'cl with intc*r-fering with a flight < rc*w, said P.itric k Rhoclc's, Am.ir- illo's avi.ition dire*ctor. He was booke'd into the* R.uv ciall ( ounty )ail in ( anvon, where he' .uv,iite*d an .ippear.inc e bc'fore a m.ig-istratc-, I light 5f)8 \ l.incled without inc ident. 100 CLUB Continued from page 1 support. The 100 ( lub is ,) nonprofit grou|) that donatc's atinual c ontribu tions of $100 or more* to fund for surviving famiK me'mbers of law c'ntorc c-me*nt officc'rs, fire'tighte*rs. emc*rgenc\ mc'dic.il serv ice* [)rovidc'rs or |<iile*rs killed in the line' ot duty. Me*mbc*rs ot the* c lub and <ire*a otfic iais atte*ncl ed the dinnc*r. Those* in attc'ndanc c' me luclc'cl Ne>v\ Braunfels Mayor Ciale Pospisil, (xirdc'ti Ridge' Police ( hiet Donn.i ( )'( onner and more-. Also attending was Comal (.ounty Sheriff's Oftice Dc'l, luan I c*yb.i this N C'.ir's ( d Murphy Mc'morial Au.ird \vinnc*r for I <)wm.m ot the Nc'iU, The* .nvard, issue'd b\ the' Nc'w Braunfels Bre.iklast 1 ions ( lub, me lude-s lifc' time' me'mbership to the 100 ( lub, 1 c'\ b,)'s boss. ( om.d ( ounl\ Shc'ritl Bob 1 lolck*r, said he''ll dre-.ie! the* el,\y he* rc'c eives ,i c ,ill .it night s,iy ing one* ol his otfic ers h.is bc'C'n killed in the- line' ol clut\ "1 h.ivc* ne'vc'r expe'ri-c*nc c'cl that," I loldc'r siicl. "1 hope I nc'vc'r will." lh(' sherilf s.iid iirst rc'sponclc'rs m ( oni.il ( e)unl\ e-n)o\ ,i se'nsc> ot c ani.tr,ide*ne*, c omnuinitv and c oopc'r.ition. ( ynthia Vettc'r said she> saw th.it law c'ntorc c'ment c ohe*sive>nc'ss ,u ross c oun-tic's and age*nc ie*s the* night he'r husband w,is shot. As she flc'w in a hc'licoptc'r to .in Austin hospital, she' lookc'd out the' wineknv at the sc c'tic' [)e*low on lnte*r-sl.ite* il .tnd saw af)out ■)() l.iwmc'n se*tting u[) a vigil, Vc*ttc'r said. She* rc'minisc ed about ihc' morning tlic' troopc'r dic'd and his tinal words lo he*r; "I love- \ou," Vc'tte-r s.iicl. She- c'nc our.igc'cl aucli-c'nec' niembe'rs to do the' s.imc' With thc'ir own lo\c'd one's, "Rc'mc'mbc'r liow inipor l.int the' pe'ople in your litc* are .inci nc'vcr take* thc'm for granlc'd,' Vc'ttc'r s.nd, "lust look at the' pe'opIc* iii \our litc' and tc'll the>m th.it you lovc' thc'in.' 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