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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — HERA!J)-ZKITlJNG — Friday, April ll, 2003Today Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222 World Briefly House approves creating national Amber Alert WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting child kidnappers, molesters and pornographers, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved protections including a national Amber Alert network and legislation to strengthen federal anti-pornography laws. Approved by a 400-25 vote, the legislation was called “the most important and far-reaching child protection legislation in the past 20 years” by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. James Sensenbrenner shepherded the stronger criminal penalties through the House by attaching them to the popular Amber Alert kid-nappmg-notification legislation. That measure was sought by the family of Elizabeth Smart, who was recovered in March after being taken from her bedroom in a Salt l^ake City last year. The national network would be named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl abducted in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered. Renewed crisis as IRA stalls on peacemaking deal BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Dashing expectations of a breakthrough, Britain and Ireland withheld their new Northern Ireland peace plans Thursday after failing to get long-sought commitments from the Irish Republican Army, government aides said. Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams, a reputed IRA chief, insisted the outlawed group was not resjionsi-ble for the deadlock. Thursday, the Fifth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered GorxJ Friday accord, was the two governments’ target date for announcing the new plans. The impasse, typical of the suspicion and recrimination that have dogged peacemaking efforts in this British territory for a decade, raised doubts about a planned May 29 election for the moribund Northern Ireland legislature Britain already |)ostponed the vote once. Adams, whose party is linked with the IRA, demanded that Britain and ireland “leave the IRA out” of current arguments and immediately publish the full text of their plans, which have been in the works since October and widely leaked. Texas Lotto SATURDAY $13 million 9-23-37-41-49-52 WEDNESDAY $16 million 01-06-19-24-27-50 Contact Us HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Lands St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, ta* (830) 625-1224 www herald/ Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, doug.toney®herald-/ Gary E. Maitland. Managing Editor Ext 220, gmaitlandfiherald'/ Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext 202, hgraritCtherald /eilung com Lisa Schreler Composing Manager Ext 205, IschreierOherald /eiturig com Henry Coaita, Commercial PrintinglnfofmaUon Systems 825-5232, hcoeHoMherakj /eitung com Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, awiggmstHherald / Courtney Abernathy, Advertising Manager Ext. 208, cabernathyMherald /eilung com For classified advertising, call 625-9144 ext 215 For display advertising, call 625-9144 exl. 208 For obituaries, wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, call 625-9144 ext. 213. For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext 229 2003 FOCUS ZX3 10,995} Ws189.o • It 4 Of I aam • Hi (I a—aal aa 4 Wli IradMMtMNlt *    I    ‘Jti    taiit Community Events ► Birthdays/Annhrersaries Happy Birthday to Katherine Baeten, George Acuna (43 years), Brenda Hughes, Joshua Landrum, Carla Mitchell (19 years), Nancy Putz, Clay Herod (18 years), Cody Kathleen Crandall (21 years, April 10) and David Martinez III (12 years, April 10). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ► Schools NEW BRAUNFELS ISD ■ Fifth six weeks semester ends COMAL ISD ■ Cans for Kids Food Drive ■ CHS play at regionals ■ CHS softball at Clemens ■ SVHS “Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors” adlibs and Events THE LOW-IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS CLASS takes place at 8:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Seele Parish House. The class consists of a cardiovascular workout, strength training with light weights, stretching and relaxation. For information, call 625-9295. KAFFEE KLATSCH bereavement support group meets from 10 a m. to 11:30 a m. every Friday. For information, call 625-7500. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:45 p.m. daily and at noon every day except Saturday at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel. COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at 300 Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 years and older in the Laurel Plaza Community Room from 11:30 a m. to noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $1 25. Call Rita at 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Free transportation to site to ©cit NEW BRAUNFELS CHRISTIAN Photo submitted Seguin rock band Crusader headlines a benefit concert that takes place at 7 p.m. today at the El Fiesta Ballroom, located off 1-10 East at exit 609. Dubbed “Rockin’ For A Cure,” this show features five area rock bands and benefits the American Cancer Society. ACADEMY auction and dessert gala will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. today at the Tree of Life Church. Guest speaker will be Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at NBCA office, 995 Mission Hills Drive. All proceeds benefit the students at NBCA. Call 629-6222 for information. THE NBHS CLASS OF 1942 meets at 6 p.m. today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. For information, call 625-5445. A BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p m. today at Wal-Mart, 1209 IH 35 S. Call 629-0129 for information. ►Head’s Up THE 4-H BENEFIT DANCE is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Wursthalle Advance tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 9. Adult tickets at the door are $15. Public is welcome. Activities include silent and live auctions, music by Wildcard and pictures by Digigraph. Tickets are available from any 4-H member or from the county Extension office, 132 S. Water Lane, (830) 620-3440. THE MARION COMMUNITY LIBRARY hosts its craft and flea market from 8 a m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the library grounds, 500 Bulldog Drive. More than 50 vendors will be participating. Food booth available. Call (830) 914-2803 for informationA COMAL COUNTY VETERINARY ASSOCIATION hosts a rabies drive from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Comal County Fairgrounds and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Canyon Lake Fire Station 1 and the Canyon Lake Animal Weather- Friday, April 11 AccuWeather .Com forecast tor daytime coedit COLO    KAN ►Today’s forecast Amarillo 78 /45    OKU NM Wichita Falla 78 48 MO ARK El Paso 79*747' Midland 81752“ Dallas 76 /50 LA Auatin 76 /50 San Antonio 76 /58    *    A&ty MEXICO Houston 74752” Brownsville 78/60    • Cr 2003 AccuWeather, Inc.    _J_ ii* pt *%wt Mflaa awa w    "wha* tmh** vwHr aibp Sunny Pl Cloudy Cloudy Shower* T storm* Ram Flurries Snow Ice Vm AtsoaaUtd Pf ms    * f J) TODAY Mostly cloudy Highs mid 70s Ram: slight SE wind, 10 mph ►Extended outlook TONIGHT Mostly cloudy Lows mid 50s Rain: none SE wind, 5 mph Saturday Partly cloudy with areas of morning fog. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Saturday night — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Sunday — Mostly cloudy with areas of fog and drizzle. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Monday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Shelter. Cost for rabies vaccination is $6, and county and city licenses are $5. Have pets restrained on leashes or in carriers. For information, call 625-7551. EASTER EGG HUNT, sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wildlife Viewing Area. The hunt is open for children up to 10 years old. The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures. Call 608-2167 for information. APRIL 18 THE NEW BRAUNFELS ELKS LODGE hosts its second annual golf tournament April 18 at Landa Golf Course. Entry fee is $75 per golfer. All proceeds benefit Elks Club charities. Call 625-5217. APRIL 19 NEW BRAUNFELS MODEL RAILROAD JAMBOREE, sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $1 for children younger than 18. FIESTA BIRD MART, a celebration of the joy of pet birds, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Road. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Call 657-0069. APRIL 24 THE COMAL COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER hosts “A Taste of Italy" benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. April 24 at Johnny Carino’s. City and county officials will serve as “shadow” wait and bar staff. There will be an auction for a private wine tasting. The event is sponsored in part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and all proceeds benefit the Comal County Women’s Center. For information contact Shari Gelsone, board of directors fundraising chair, 627-7317. Digest — ►Water flows Edwards Aquifer 689 9 ft. Comal River 413 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 484 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 200 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 910.29 ft. above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report Surface water 7.270 million gallons Well water 1.248 million gallons ► Pollen counts Molds................................high Oak...........................very high Mulberry...................moderate Sycamore................moderate Grass...............................trace (Provided courtesy    of Dr. Frank Hampel) ►Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise.......................7:11 am. Sunset........................7:58 pm. Arrests Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged th* following between April 9 and April 10: Joshua 0 Allen, 23, Seguin, failure to appear/assault causing bodily injury. James T Anderson, 48, theft by check between $20 and $500, prescription fraud, scfiedule It/Ill Amanda L. Cain, 21, Edroy, forgery by passing (4 counts). Antonio Casate/, 43, New Braunfels, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Waiter 0 Crayton, 41, Canyon Lake, fail ure to appear/arson. David ' . Enriquez, 23, New Braunfels, expired license plates; expired inspection sticker. Amber E Gibson, 20, New Braunfels, public intoxication Ramon Hernandez, 51, Hurst, theft by check between $20 arid $500 David R Hughes ll, 25, San Marcos, frill ure to maintain financial responsibility, expired driver’s license Lisa L McLean, 41, New Braunfels, theft between $50 and $500 Carlos Medrano, 38. New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated/open alcohol contain et. Fidel Montoya Mendo/a, 26, Irving, no driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility. Jeffery W Moss, 24, New Braunfels, fail ure to appear/burglary of a vehicle, failure to appear/rrlotion to revoke probation/assault causing bodily injury to a family member. Antonio G. Ortigo/a, 30, -Tan Antonio, no valid driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility. Justin M Schmidt, 18, New Braunfels, driving under tile influence of alcohol/minor. Pontia N Smith, 45. Canyon Lake, theft by check between $20 and $500 Rafael R. feofilo, 39, San Antonio, failure to maintain financial responsibility, violation of promise to appear, dnvtng while license suspended/invalid Amy M. Upshaw, 23, Canyon Lake, parent contributing to truancy; failure to appear Barmie L. West, 26, Sari Antonio, driving while license suspended«IS BACK!!! 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