New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Traditions alive and well locally
Y Y SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2011 FHtHerald-ZeitungServing New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.
Joshua featured on billboard
New Braunfels toddler disappeared from home almost 2 months ago
LAURA McKENZIE Herald-Zeitung
A billboard on 1-35 for Joshua Davis Jr. asks passersby who have information concerning the missing toddler to contact New Braunfels Police or Crimestoppers.
By J. Louise Larson
Ttoo months after the disappearance of baby Joshua J. Davis, FBI agents have returned to their offices but the case is getting new attention, thanks to a billboard posted on 1-35 by family friends.
“A group associated with the family placed that (billboard) there, across from Home Depot on the southbound side, just north of Highway 46 South,” said Lt. Michael Pen-shorn of New Braunfels Police
"Anything that solicits more information on the case is always helpful.”
The case remains under active investigation, Penshom said.
“As we get tips, we still have several investigators assigned to the case... We immediately follow up on whatever infor
mation we get,” he said.
“We did have an increase on calls coming in ... Most of the information is information we have heard before, but that should not discourage people from calling and telling us whatever they know regarding this case.”
See JOSHUA, Page 8A
► SOUTHWEST AIR Emergency landing
A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Friday in Yuma, Arizona because of a fuselage rupture.
Type: Commercial passenger Wingspan: 94ft 8 in
Length: 109 ft. 6 in.
Height: 36 ft 5 in.
Weight (empty): 72,360 lb.
Seating capacity: 126 to 149
The Associated Press
PHOENIX — Flight attendants had just begun to take drink orders when the explosion rocked the cabin.
Aboard Southwest Flight 812, Shawna Malvini Redden covered her ears, then felt a brisk wind rush by. Oxygen masks fell, the cabin lost pressure, and Redden, now suddenly lightheaded, fumbled to maneuver the mask in place.
Then she prayed. And, instinctively, reached out to the stranger seated next to her ir Row 8 as the pilot began a rapid descent from about 34,400 feet in the sky.
“I don’t know this dude, but I was like, T’m going to just hold your hand,’" Redden, a 28-year-old doctoral student at Arizona State University, recalled Saturday, a day after her Phoenix-to-Sacramento flight was forced into an emergency landing at a military base in Yuma, Ariz., with a hole a few feet long in the roof of the passenger cabin.
No serious injuries were reported among the 118 people aboard, according to Southwest officials.
What caused part of the fuselage to rupture on the 15-year-old Boeing 737-300 was a mystery, and National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived Saturday in Yuma to begin an inquiry.
See GROUNDED, Page 8A
HOSPITAL COULD BREAK GROUND BY MAY
A sign at New BraunfelsTown Center at Creekside advertises the new full-service Baptist Health System hospital that will be built near the existing shopping center.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
Baptist Health System facility will be more than just another local hospital
By J. Louise Larson
With a 55-acre campus at the corner of Farm-to-Market 1101 and FM 306, the new Baptist Health System hospital is projected to be more than a hospital.
The preliminary schematic includes water features, a community gardening area, a ring of a 1.15-mile walking trail around the outer rectangular perimeter — as well as retail shopping and dining, ancillary health services
and even a school of nursing.
“ We re approaching this development opportunity as an extension of the Main Street concept. There will be opportunities to learn, improve your health, get well, communicate with fellow community members and to be entertained on this proposed campus,” saidTess Coody Anders, CEO of the Vanguard Health Systems project dubbed the Central Texas Hospital Corridor.
See BAPTIST, Page 8A
► NO-FLY ZONE
Libyan rebels say airstrike killed 13
Rebels: ‘Unfortunate accident’ doesn’t discourage them
The Associated Press
BENGHAZI, Libya — A NATO airstrike intended to thwart Moammar Gadhafi’s forces killed 13 rebel fighters in eastern Libya instead, the opposition said Saturday, but they described it as an “unfor-hmate accident" and stressed it did not diminish their support for the international air campaign.
The rebels’ response to the attack—blaming it on a mistake within their ranks — highlighted their heavy dependence on the international air campaign as they face the superior military power of the longtime Libyan leader. The misfire also showed the challenges the coalition faces in identifying targets without coordination with forces on the ground.
“As regrettable as it may be, we understand that we might have to give up lives for the greater good. We have to look at the bigger picture,” opposition spokesman Mustafa Ghe-riani said. “This is a war and the lines are so fluid going back and forth, so it’s natural that mistakes will happen.”
The slain fighters were hit Friday night as they moved forward, attempting to take back the oil city of Brega, while airstrikes were in progress.
See LIBYA, Page 8A
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Fancy Feathers show something to cluck about
By Will Wright
The Comal County Fairgrounds Poultry Bam was really clucking, as Fancy Feathers 4-H Club staged its fourth annual Chicken Show on Saturday.
About kids, parents and fowl enthusiasts 300 attended the event, which featured various breeds in competition for Best of Show, Reserve Champion and Grand Champion.
Many of the entries came from folks in Comal, Hays and
Jackson Edwards, 14, president of the Hays County 4-H Club, said it’s a venue for those devoted to the breeding and development of fancy hens and roosters.
“We have entries from all over Texas,” Edwards said “The chickens will be judged for how well their breeding meets the standards of the American Poultry Association. And it’s a chance to teach the community about chickens.”
See FEATHERS, Page 8A
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Ashley Jordan, 7, tends to her Polish Hen, which was entered in the junior showmar ship category at the Fancy Feathers show
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