New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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■RBenedict XVI reaches out to other religions
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI pledged Wednesday to work to unify all Christians and reach out to other religions as he outlined his goals and made clear he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope John Paul EL
Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, listed top priorities of his papacy in a message read in Latin to cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel for the first Mass celebrated by the 265th leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
He said his “primary task” would be to work to reunify all Christians and that sentiment alone was not enough. “Concrete acts that enter souls and move consciences are needed,” he said.
The new pope said he wanted to continue “an open and sincere dialogue" with other religions and would do everything in his power to improve the ecumenical cause.
The message was clearly designed to show that Benedict was intent on following many of the groundbreaking paths charted by John Paul, who had made reaching out to other religions and trying to heal the 1,000-year-old schism in Christianity a hallmark of his pontificate.
From staff, wire reports
LAKE PLACID PHASE 1 REPAIRS NEARLY COMPLETE
— The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Phase I repairs to the dam gates at Ixike Placid are near completion.
Use of the lake will still be prohibited, except for special use permits issued by GBRA, until the planned opening of the lake Monday.
On Saturday and Sunday,
Placid will be near normal levels for use of ramps by permit for removal of boats and essential repairs. The public boat ramp at Interstate I lighway IO will remain closed for approximately SO days, or until GBRA completes the Phase 2 repairs.
Buoys will be placed to mark restricted areas near the Lake Placid dam and Citizens United Lake Placid will be marking certain obstructions. These tasks
must be completed prior to the tentative lake opening day Monday.
Lake Dunlap, which has experienced changes in elevation during this project, will return to normal operation Wednesday.
CONVICTED MURDERER PUT TO DEATH —A convicted murderer who said he first tried cocaine at age IO was executed Wednesday evening for abducting and fatally stabbing a San Antonio man whose car he stole nine years ago while he was high.
Douglas Roberts, 42, was upbeat and animated in the seconds before the lethal drugs were administered.
“Ive been hanging around this popsicle stand way too long," he said, when asked if he had a final statement. “I want to tell you all. When I die, bury me deep, lay two speakers at my feet, put some headphones on my head and
rock ’n’ roll me when I’m dead.” Roberts, 42, was smiling and mouthing “I love you all” to friends watching through a window nearby when the drugs began to take effect. He gasped and sputtered. He was pronounced dead eight minutes later, at 6:21 p.m.
IRAQI PRESIDENT SAYS DOZENS OF BODIES FOUND IN TIGRIS — Iraq’s interim president announced Wednesday the recovery of more than 50 bodies from the Tigris River, saying the grisly discovery was proof of claims that dozens were abducted from an area south of the capital despite a fruitless search by Iraqi forces.
Northwest of Baghdad, witnesses said 19 bullet-riddled bodies were found slumped against a bloodstained wall in a soccer stadium in Haditha.
The discoveries came as insur
gents unleashed a string of attacks that killed at least nine Iraqis and wounded 21. They included four suicide car bombs — one of which targeted interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s convoy— and a roadside explosion in the capital, police said. Allawi escaped unharmed, they said.
Another blast sent smoke billowing over Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the Iraqi government and foreign embassies.
The country’s most feared terror group, al-Qaida in Iraq, claimed responsibility for two of the Baghdad attacks in a series of statements on a militant Web site.
Interim President Jalal Talabani did not say when or where the 50 bodies were pulled from the river, but he said all had been identified as hostages.
“Terrorists committed crimes there. It is not true to say there were no hostages. There were. They were killed, and they threw the bodies into the Tigris,” Talabani told reporters.
Matters of Public Record
Law enforcement officers in Comal County and New Braunfels arrested the following April 18-20:
Edward Steven Alexander,
36, San Antonio, no insurance, expired license plate, expired driver's license, open container, violate promise to appear (2 charges).
Calib Edward Arment, 21, New Braunfels, possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas Alejandro Arriaga,
17, New Braunfels, parole violation.
Sara Nicole Brandenburg,
19, Canyon Lake, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Terra Lynn Cadena, 31, San Marcos, motion to revoke probation/possession of cocaine/bond forfeiture Vincente Adrade Camargo,
36, New Braunfels, no driver's license, failure to
maintain financial responsibility.
Cynthia Wall Chiaffa, 46, Spring Branch, unsafe speed, no insurance, failure to appear.
Heman Alex Cortez Jr., 18, New Braunfels, no driver's license.
Jason Thomas Crisp, 30,
New Braunfels, criminal mischief between $500 and $1,500.
Richard Allen Fields, 56,
New Braunfels, arson.
Robert Joe Garcia, 27, New Braunfels, speeding 75 in a 55.
Jason Hamilton, 19, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear/theft by check between $20 and $500. Sharon Lee Le Blanc, 38, Kaufman, public intoxication.
Johnny Dominguez Marin,
20, New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate/ burglary of a building with intent to commit theft.
Ross Hunter Moncrief, 19, New Braunfels, expired motor vehicle registration, no insurance, possession of a dangerous drug.
Teodoro Lolo Nieto III, 34, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
Bruce Lee Ottinger, 42, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid/suspended, wrong, fictitious or altered registration.
Rosanna Perez, 23, New Braunfels, failure to appear/theft of stolen property by check between $20 and $500.
James Elroy Phillips, 33, Canyon Lake, motion to revoke probation/reckless driving.
Matilda Posada, 29, San Antonio, motion to adjudicate/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Brian Marshal Quinney, 27, Spring Branch, speeding 62 in a 45, invalid driver's license, failure to appear. Matthew Quiroz, 17, New
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Talon Mark Ryales, 19, Bulverde, defective or no stop lamps, displaying ficti-tous license plate.
Martin MedinaTopete, 41, New Braunfels, violation of protective order, public intoxication.
Dawn Lynn Wells, 36, New Braunfels, committment-/driving while license invalid.
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