New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 148, No. 97
52 pages in 4 sections
April 4, 1999
Serving Comal County since 1852
Debbie and Kelley Hight know you can’t get rich quick in the arts and crafts business, but that won’t stop them from opening a unique store and consignment shop in McQueeney./9A
NATO forces destroy key bridge
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)—NATO air raids destroyed another key bridge over the Danube, Serbian television reported Saturday, as Italian troops prepared to go to Albania to aid refugees pouring out of Kosovo in catastrophic numbers.
President Slobodan Milosevic’s forces have purged Kosovo of300,000 ethnic Albanians so far, with perhaps an equal number soon to follow. The sea of misery threatened to destabilize neighboring states, already struggling to provide the refugees with basic necessities such as food, water and shelter.
Serbian television reported that NATO airstrikes on Saturday had destroyed the Freedom Bridge at Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city.
The span is a major artery between the capital of Belgrade and Yugoslavia’s northern agricultural and industrial region. The independent Beta news agency said seven persons on the bridge
were injured in the strike, some seriously. Another independent agency, FoNet, reported that the attack left Novi Sad without water.
The bridge is the second highway bridge in Novi Sad destroyed this week. NATO missiles knocked out a key bridge in the city on Thursday, blocking traffic on the waterway. Saturday’s attack left only a railroad bridge in the city of 500,000.
NATO said earlier Saturday that its forces had demolished a highway bridge farther
by the numbers -
Here’s a numerical look at Operation Allied Force:
As of April 2
Over IOO see-and air-launched cruise missiles were used
iTO aircraft flew more than sorties
U.S. military personnel
210 U.S. war planes deployed for Operation Allied Force
233,400 refugees since March 24
See NATQ/3A Source: AP research
► Wood work
“Boor Rosales reached age 40 before he decided what his calling was, but since
then, the New Braunfels resident has carved out quite a reputation as an artist. Read about his story in Lifestyle. / 1C
► Relay day
Track and field athletes from Canyon,
Smithson Valley high schools lined up against the state’s best at the Texas Relays in Austin. See how your favorite team did in Sports./1B
Mostly cloudy conditions are expected today, but that shouldn’t keep your holiday activities from being rained out.
See Page 2A for the extended forecast.
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Running a little late? Be sure to check that clock
Bv Chais Crews
lf you did not prepare for daylight-saving time before going to sleep Saturday night, the day at hand might present a few problems.
Don’t be surprised if you’re late for many of the important events this Easter Sunday.
You will probably be alone at the church after services end.
You might miss hanging around the kitchen, absorbing the rich aromas and sali
vating over the Easter dinner that will be ready later in the day.
But hey, you will have an opportunity to try to figure out how to change the clocks in your car and on your VCR.
And if anyone makes sport of you for your lack of preparation, be sure to ask about what you missed.
Daylight time ends on October 31.
In Indiana, the answer isn’t so simple — especially this weekend.
When dawn broke today in the Hoosier state, it might be Central Standard Time,
Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time — depending on where you are.
While most of the nation welcomes daylight-saving time by nudging their clocks ahead one hour, most of Indiana will skip the switch altogether, keeping their clocks on Eastern Standard Time.
In southeastern Indiana, five breakaway counties will make the saving-time switch to keep synchronized with nearby Cincinnati and Louisville.
(The Associated Press contributed information to this story.)
Master plan revisions up for review
By Heather Togo
Residents will have another opportunity to give their two cents about the revised comprehensive plan for New Braunfels development in the new millennium.
A number of revisions to the master plan, including changes to land use and zoning and transportation policies, are •et for discussion at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the municipal building, 424 S. Casted Ave.
Assembled in part from public input by 330 residents serving on nine sub-committees, the latest version of the plan was revised by the city’s consulting firm, Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc., after a March 16 forum.
The city hired the national consulting firm in 1997 to write a plan recommending how to manage its resources through 2020.
During the last discussion on the master plan, several residents, including sub-committee members who worked on land use and zoning policies and transportation recommendations, said the proposed document could use revision.
“The biggest concerns seemed to be with the land use planning and the thoroughfare planning. We’ve addressed all those concerns and changed the verbage in some of those areas,” said Harry Bennett, director of planning for the city.
Wilbur Smith Associates project manager Mike McAnelly said recent changes to all chapters of the master plan were based on latest recommendations and comments made by residents and the planning and zoning commission.
“Any changes approved by the city council and the city’s planning commission were made in the plan,” he said.
McAnelly said specific changes had been made to commercial use categories in the land use and zoning chapter.
The firm added a fourth commercial use category — river-oriented mixed-use — to the three
WHO: New Braunfels City Council WHAT: Master plan forum WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday WHERE: New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
COPIES AVAILABLE: Comal County Courthouse, Guadalupe County Courthouse, DfttHnger Memorial Library, the municipal building, New Braunfels Utilities and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
By Heather Tooo Staff Writer
New Braunfels residents from a cross section of denominations congregated this morning to celebrate Easter Sunday — the holiest day in the Christian year.
Members of First Baptist Church, 733 Cross St., gathered to observe Resurrection Sunday. Across the street, members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 E. Guenther, celebrated the Holy Eucharist.
The celebration of Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection may have different names, but the message always is the same.
“For all Christians, the Easter message that Christ is Risen is the heart of our faith,” said Pastor Gary
Above, Johnny Diaz, playing the role of Jesus, carries the cross during a Good Friday Passion play at Holy Family Church, 245 S. Hidalgo Ave., as Roman soldiers lead him to his crucifixion. Below, Lamar Primary kindergartner Summer James, left, puts another Easter egg into Desiree Onofre’s bag this past Thursday while Esmeralda Loyola, back right, searches for more eggs.
Christians celebrate Easter with different methods, same purpose
Lange of Peace Lutheran Church.
“In terms of processionals and the music itself, different practices can be seen in different denominations, but for each of us, the Easter morning event proves that Jesus is who he says He is.”
Msgr. Eugene O’Callaghan of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church said the recognition and celebration of Jesus’ death and Resurrection was a common ground for all Christians.
“It is the apex of our belief. Itfc the most important day of the year for all Christians,” he said.
New Braunfels youth felt the Easter message of hope, joy, and peace on a more personal level this past week by sharing in the pageantry of Easter and witnessing long-held traditions of their faiths.
Students in Debbie Engel’s 4-year-old class at New Braunfels Christian Academy, a multi-denominational Christian school, recalled Jesus’ walk to the cross on Thursday after learning the Easter story.
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