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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Nkw Braunfels TUESDAY April 15,2003 14 pages in 2 sections -WV”    jppvMHp    14    pages    in    2    sectsHerald-Zeitung —   -. Vol. 152, No. 130Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 SO centsEx-treasurer charged after soccer league funds come up missing By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE - A 41-year-old Canyon Lake woman turned herself in Friday to face theft oh argon in connection with the alleged embezzlement of nearly $20,000 from the Canyon Lake Youth Soccer Association. Comal County Sheriff’s Detective .James Miller said Jacque E. Dickinson and her attorney, Cal Basile of San Antonio, went to the sheriff’s office at 4 p.m. Friday. Basile did not return a call in time for the deadline for this story. I hckinson, who was booked on a charge of theft bet ween $1,500 and $20,(KM), posted $10,000 bond and was released from custody. The charge is a state jail felony punishable by up to t wo years in a state jail and a $10,(KM) fine. jVliller said Dickinson was the elected treasurer of the association. ‘'nils occurred over alxmt a year and a half, from June 2000 to November 2001,” Miller said. Miller said hi* was able to prove in his investigation that $19,800 waH missing. “She confess**! and said she wants to pay it back,” Miller said. Dickinson’s alleged confession delayed tin* r«*jx>rt of the alleged crime and its invest! gallon, Miller said. “The soccer association tried to come bi a civil agreement, then they sought criminal charges when that didn’t work out,” Miller said, Soccer association President Don Kit zel and Vice Pre Hident David Clark allegedly confronted Dickinson after she left office in 2(M)1 and the new t reasurer discover**! the money was missing. “We offered th** option of repaying, lf sh** had been able to repay, the matter would have been dropped,” (Mark said. “She kept saying she was going to do it, and never could, never did do it.See SOCCER/3 A DAVID INGRAM/! lerukl /ftilunq Pastor Neil Kibbe adds another flag with a serviceman’s name to the Comal County Church's ‘Wall of Honor." There am currently 150 flags pinned on the wall. Church members bring in the names of relatives or others that they have heard about who are serving in the Middle East Glory to this ‘Wall of Honor' ■ I hrtH; r.olluyc proloaborb ba/ IIM) work to ObtaMibh a rtaw Iraqi govern rr*er»! will foe difficult (or coalition forces, Page SA ■ Canyon High School student* have obtafoiibhed an Honor Garden in front ut the high behoot Page DA H VI W Didiec Auxiliary leader appreciate* <xJtpour mg of support for troops Page SA B f ollow late development* on the Herald Yertung Web f§ft$, ti**4 !*>««*} yeabxny mum By Sean Bowlin Staff Writer SATTLER A pastor'’n idea to honor Arum chm servicemen and women and prisoners of war in Iraq has result***! in a wall of honor at a church. Pastor Ned Kibbe of the 150 year old Comal Country Church, which rents space in an old hank budding in Battler, has semi I la* Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D C'. The wall gave hun an idea. With the start of th** Iraq War, Kibbe thought it would be a g<x>d gesture to honor those fighting overseas. "It was an idea to rememlx*r our l*OWs and re member those wlio ar** over in Iraq just to pray for them,’ Kibbe Maid. “I thought we ought to do something visible. We could talk about it and remind th** congregation, bul I wanted something visible, something the congregation could see.” So Kibbe asked congregation member Dottle Moreau to make a “wall of honor.” Moreau said she was all for it. "I think it’s a great idea," Moreau said. "They should do ii at all th** churches.’” Three weeks ago, Moreau and fellow congregation member Patricia Cousins started work on tho wall on a Saturday morning They had it completed by that afternoon. Cousins used her computer at work, where lier desk is adorned with Hags, pictures of sol diers and Sept. ll, 2<M)I, pictures “they’re all over," she said Ut make copus* of I la* American flag Knelt flag has a name of a serviceman attach**! to it. The names are brought iii by Ila* 50 members of the congregation. Some are relatives; soira* an* of jjeople they’ve heard about serving in Iraq. The flags/names ar** attached to a I Jut* Is ami, with whit** stars, The board is border**! in a Seal WAI L/4A Tikrit falls; major combat over By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent Haddam Ifussein’s hometown of Tikrit fiji Monday with unexpectedly light resistance, the last Iraqi city to succumb to overpowering U.S.-led ground and air forces. A senior Pentagon general said “major combat engagements” probably an* over in the 26 day-old war As fight ing wound down, Pentagon officials disclosed plans to {Sill two aircraft earners from the Persian Gulf. At t he same time, Iraqi jxiwor brokers looked ahead to discussions on a postwar government at a IJ H. arranged meeting set fbi Tuesday. "I would ant icipate tliat th** major combat engagements are over,” Maj. Gen. Stanley Mi-Chrystal told reporters at the Perdu gon. Tikrit fell with no sign of the ferocious last stand by Haddam loyalists that some military planners had feared. Exiting eased in Baghdad after days of plundering at government buildings, bos pilafs and an antiquities museum, aud group of religious and civil op|x;sit ion leaders met in tie* capital to plan efforts at re Hewing jxjwer, water, security ami other vital services. American forces found prodigious amounts of Iraqi weaponry, French made missiles aud Russian antitank rocket launchers among them. Anil Army troops discovered thousands of microfilm tan tlidges aud hundreds of paper files inside a Baal h Party enclave as the dead regime began yielding its secrets. In Tikrit, about IM) miles north ol Bagh dad, “There was less resistance than we anticipated,” Brig. Gen, Vincent Brooks told reporters, as American ground trrxips moved into t he city after days of punishing airstrikes. American forces captured a key Tigris River bridge in th** heart of town and aei/x*l the presidential palace without a light as they nilled past abandoned iraqi military equipment. Inside Abby ...... Classifieds ,, Comics....... Crossword Forum........ Movies ...... Obituaries. Sports........ Today........ IV Gad...... .... SA TGB 7A ...SA ... 6A .....5A ... MA 1,38 .....2A .., 28 Key Dixie 7b 56H2S 00001 Council hikes EMS, building department fees By Dyian JtMfn*/ Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council v»i(4*l Monday night Ut raise FMS anti budding department fi*n for the first time in several years. Some of the Ktaff-ninfnuieiHlf*! changes an* in*w fi**s, others an* iix*n*as**M as high as HK) percent. AU tile changes wen* t he result of rev lews by stall design**! ti) recover <3* isis of services pnivid* xl by the city and Ut ki**p up with the I***s chorgi**! iii communities surrounding N**w Braunfels, District. 4 Councilman IbJx'rt Kendrick said he was *xirsx*med th** city was making all tiles** increases at once. “W<* should recoup our onate, hut I don’t think wonhoukl do it all at oih* time,” Kendrick said. M’Ih* FMS fi**s had not lx**n n*view«*l sum** 1992. “S*irne of these f<**w we haven’t bmkidat for years, amil dank we ought Ut do it on a much mon* n*gtilar basis and ixit get int*) a situation when we really nix**! a lot mon* money,” Frank Robbins, dimior of planning, said. Mayor Alani (Virk said hi* did imK think thi-rity should use fees to balance the budget, adding tliat was not th** aim of t he agenda items, Both bobbins ami Fin* Chief John Berber said the changes represent the average of fees charge*! by surrounding communities. Kendrick and I fist ml 2 (Juun* alnuin Laity Alexander said th*y did not ain; wlmt other connnu-niti**H charged, as long as New See CITY COUNCIL/4A DAVID INGRAM/Herald Vesting HAR Block representative Hon Cone talks to Helen Simpson as he prepares her income tax Monday afternoon Tax man cometh today; mail returns by midnight By Rot* MALONEY Staff Writer In fib years of marriage to Wilfred Simpson, Beloit Simpson never handled lh** taxes Monday afternoon, she made her first ever trip to 11 Ac. It Block. “I waited mo long Is* atis** I tool health problems,” said Simpson, ol New Braunfels. Then sin* smiled "Prix rasti-nation txxik over." Helen's daughter, Judy Win taker, took her to HAR Bkx k Monday. "My father always hx>k ear** of it. Mom novel had to, ’ Win taker explained Ile died iii January ” “January third," Simpson said. "I was supposed to go be fore him. II** surprised mo. “Thats our story and we’re stuck with it, Simpson said iii a soil of gallows humor that soul** folks save for tin* tax office. Nationwide, BAR Bkxk estimates 51 H million Americans had not filed their taxes by close of b us mess Friday, At th** HAR Block office on Scio IAXES/3A How to file for an extension lf you are not filing your return by midnight tonight, you should file for an extension. But one critical point to remember is this A filing extension is not an extension of time to pay. People who owe tile IRS money should make the check out to “United States Treasury" and should enclose it with, but not attach it to, Ute tax return or Ute Form 1040-V payment vouctier, if used The check should include Hie taxpayer's Social Security number, (laytime phone number, Ute tax year and tile type of form filed. The extension may tie requested by calling toll-free 1 888 796 1074, by e filing a Form 4868, “Application for Automatic Extension of Tim# to File U S. Individual Income Tax Return," that is included in most tax preparation software, or by sending a paper Form 4868 to tile IRS, ;