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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 mm  REWARD OFFERED FOR TIPS ABOUT MOST WANTED CUVSSIFIEDS, 10  5O0  New Braunfels  TUESDAY  NOVEMBER  herald-zeitung.com  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852  Dems cancel can ban debate  Move comes after SupportTheBan.org leader expresses safety concerns  Krueger  ByOregBowwi  Thie Herald-Zeitung A fl('bate planned for toflay on the city's Nov. 8 dispi)s-able container ban referendum was canceled Monday after Kathleen Krueger, spokeswoman f()r the Support the  Ban group, said she wouldn't participate because of threats of violence made on anti-b.MV related websites.  Voters will d« ide in the ref-erendum whether beer ( .ins and other dis(X)sable fcxxl and drink containers will b(> pro  hibited on th(‘ (ornai and Gu.idalufie rivers ins irle the New Braunf(>ls c ity limits, fx'ginning |an. I. Tlx' f)an docs not a()ply to th(* (iuadalu()e River from ( xinyon I ake to the city limits.  Krueger and anti ban  spokesm.m Stoney Williams were due to deb.ite at 7 p.m. today during ,i [ )emo( rats of ( Omal { ounty meeting at Buddy's liu kyard on Walnut Av('nu(>.  "I have de( liled to witb-dr.ivv," Krueger said Monday.  "Mv d(M ision results from a toiK (‘tn for |)ubli( sitcty. Ibc threaK ol violent e ni.ule on ( an the Ban related vvcbsiii's by oppoii(>nis of thr l>an .ir«' fiumcrous .ind (‘xlrcme I  See DEBATE, Page 6  ► CRASH UPDATE  Police  identify  accused  driver  25*year-old charged with intoxicated assault  By Dalondo Moultrie  I he Herald-Zeitung  New Brauntels ()oli( e on Monday identified the 2S-year-old (iriver atcuse(i ot being intoxicated Saturday wh(M'i he allegt'dly ( aused a c rash that c ritically injured a s(*cond drivc'r and tied up traffic for hours on Interstate iS.  Aric Thane Whittaker of C'anyon Lake — whose 2,Sth birthday was Fridav' — was chargc'd early Saturdtiy with intoxicated assault with a vehic le causing serious Ixxl-ily injury. Whittaker postc'd $U1,000 bond and was rekvisc'd Sunday from C’omal (.'ounty Jail.  Police had no update Monday on the ccmdition ot the h8-year-()ld trac tor'trailc'r drivc'r who w<»s flown in c rit-ical condition Saturday to Univc^rsity Hospital in San Antonicj, said (%ipt. John Me Donald of New Braunfels Police De[)artment.  According to a police statement rek‘ased S.iturday, Whittaker drove a pickup into the center concrete divider in the JOG block of I-iS N. alxjut \-.55 a.m. Saturday then swerved into the 18-\vht>eler truck as that driver tried to avoid the cc)lli-sion.  The truck was pulling two trailers, polic e said. The cab of the* traclor-trailer truck was found dangling off the Exit 188 ramp, police said. The trailers separated and one ended up on the exit ram[) while the other stoppc^d in the lanc.^ ci traffic, according to the statement.  All northbound lanes of the interstate were c lostxi for ap|)roximately 1/2 hours during the investigation and subsec^uent clean-up. The 188 exit ratnp remained c losc‘d until eady afternoon as c rews towed away wrcx k-age trom the* 18-wheeler.  McDonald said he had no further information on the 18-wheeler driver.  HALLOWEEN FUN IN COMAL COUNTY  Photos t)y l-AURA McKENZlE f Heralil-Zeituiiq  Mike Fey, 4, came to New Braunfels' Downtown Halloween Spooktacular dressed as the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood  TREATS  NOT TRICKS  For more photos, see Page 5  Robyn Masters, 7, swings her candy bag while walking Irom business Libby Wigington, 6, weaiing a peacock costume to business during Monday evening's trick-or-treat event in Sattler, made by her niom, trick or treats in New Braunfels.  Early voting turnout slows; total up to 3,535  ByDalondoMouttrie  Ttie Herald-Zeitung It's been said slow and steady w ins the race, but for which side remains to be seen in this year's early election voting. '  Bernice Martini, Nc'w Braunfels early voting election judge, said numbers continue to stack on the city's ordinance at issue;  "It was consistent voting, but it was just slow and steady," Martini  said. "We're starting to slow down now."  Resiclents are casting ballots in New Braunfels on the city council's ban of disposable fcx)d and t)eyerage C()ntainel's on the ('omal and Guadalupe rivers within city borders. The ban does not apply on the Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake to the New Braunfels'limits.  Gity residents who want to vote  early, including those' living in Guadalupe County, nc'c'd to do so at the c ity's early-voting poll kn a-tion, which is the Comal County Lteion Cent(‘r in Lancia ;Pla/a, M.S Lancia St.  Li^rinell Hinojosa^ (\)nla| County elections coordinator, said iS.i piHjple cast ballots Monday ill the city election, bringing the total to i,535. County residents yotingon the proposed amendments to the  See TURNOUT. Page 6  state constitution cast 284 votes Monday, tor a griinci total of 2,7(V) sine e early voting bc'gan last wcH'k,  Larly voting at the flee tionC'en-tc'r continues 8 a.m. to 4: ID [).m. through Wc‘dnesday, and 7 a.m. to 7 |),m. Thursday ancTFriclay.  The general elettion is Tuesday, Nov. 8.  Other voting sites — for the  ► CANYON LAKE  Woman dies in scooter wreck  61-year-old reportedly wasn’t wearing helmet  By Dalondo Moultrie  Itt(> Ktirald'Zeitunq  A ( an\on Lake vvom.vn died as a result ot injuru's she syst.Miu'd in a c r.i'^h Sund.vy .ittcriKMHi while riding a scooter in (Om.il ( ount\, a tirc' (|('()artm(‘nt ollK lal said.  ( hic't Sh.ivvn Wh('rr\ ot ( atnon I ake I ire I MS said the woman was dead vvhi'n his {rc‘v\s arrived  ■'I 'pon our <urival \vc tound s( ootci v\ nil a f)atic'nt who was riding tiit' sc (M jtc'r who had lost c i )ntr( >1 and struck a tent e. It was thc‘actual gatc'ol the Ic'ru v ' Wherrv said.  Wherr\ said lu' was unsure* ot lh(' woman's ick'n tit\, but he did know that shc' lived in ( amon lak(' and was in hc*r ()(K.  A woman at t|ie Texa^ l)('partm<‘nt ot Public Sat< t\'s New Brauntcls otiu < s.ud thc‘ tr(M )|X>r invc'stigating the* ( ase was not arounci and slit' could otter no intor-mation.  Ray Luera, tuneral dirc'ctor at Zoc'llt'r I uneral t Uunc' in N('\v Brauntels, s.iid tunc'ral personnel removed the bod\ trom the stenc'. He identitic'd the victim as () I vc*ar-old Sharon ('.lynn oi ( anvon lake.  1 iic'ra s.iid ( om.il ( ountv lustice ot the Pc\uc 4 judge* Ic'nnifer Saunders f)ro-nouru ed ('iK nn deael about 5:20 p.m. at the scene, whic h L uc'ra said was 2954 Summit Drive.  See WRECK. Page 6  WEATHER, 12  MASON ENGEL LAMAR ELEMENTARY  Sunny and pleasant     High: 80    Low: 57      Abby    10      Classifieds „    - . _ IQ      Comics    J      CrQ45Yyords    . .....9      Forum    4      .QMuariss..    3      Planner    ........9      Sports    ..... .......      TV ;    n      ,\feL i5a:i    No 304/,:      1 section, 12 pages     56825 '00001 50 cents  For breaking news; sports scores, weattier> traffic and mid day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ  WÌ  Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips; receive alerts. 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