New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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HANNO RUDOLPH HOFFMANN
Hanno Rudolph Hoffmann, age 86, of New Braunfels, passed away, Friday, August 5, 2005 at the Kirkwood Manor.
Public visitation will begin 5:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home and will continue until 9:00 PM on Monday. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday and Monday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Tues
day, August 9,2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to the V.F.W. Post # 7110, RO. Box 310468, New Braunfels, Texas 78131.
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Detective: Center helped investigation
it look like it was instead donated to her husband.
Geraldine Webb resigned her position at the senior center after the allegations surfaced. At the same time, four paid employees and two members of the foundation’s board also resigned. No one other than the Webbs has been implicated in the case.
At the time of the resignation, police also looked into allegations that a computer hard drive had been erased. Penshorn said with help from the senior center and the police IT personnel, the files were recovered.
He said the erased files included the address list for Meals on Wheels, a program that feeds homebound seniors.
Penshorn added that throughout the investigation, the senior center worked hand-in-hand with police to uncover the truth.
“Whatever cooperation we needed, they were more than
“It’s just an unfortunate circumstance. Fortunately, there’s some very competent people running the show over there.
I have the utmost confidence they will get things back
— Mike Penshorn
willing to help,” Penshorn said. "They were digging through files and doing whatever we needed. They were very cooperative and bent over backward to help us.”
Penshorn added that the allegations do not imply any wrongdoing at the center.
“It s just an unfortunate circumstance,” he said. “Fortunately, there’s some very competent people running the show over there. I have the utmost confidence they will get things back together.”
Robert Lopez jr., the current executive director of the center, declined to comment Thursday.
Roberts’ confirmation debate focuses on fraction of cases he worked on
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Roberts has handled thousands of cases as a lawyer and judge, but his Supreme Court confirmation hearing probably will focus on just a fraction of them.
While most come from Roberts’ service as deputy solicitor general under the first President Bush, a case involving gay rights is drawing attention to his work in private practice.
For a Republican administration, Roberts handled issues such as abortion, affirmative action, school prayer and capital punishment.
The White House has refused Democrats’ request for Roberts’ writings on the cases he handled for the government, saying they are protected by attomey-client privilege.
Democrats, including members of the Senate committee that will hold hearings on the nomination beginning Sept. 6 , are not so sure. Because Roberts is not speaking publicly ahead of his confirmation hearings, they believe the doc
uments can provide insight into the legal philosophy of the 50-year-old appellate judge and whether his appointment might shift the high court significantly to the right.
“The president cites judge Roberts’ work in this post as one of the reasons he made this nomination, and the committee will want to square these varying accounts to get as close to the truth as we can,” said Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In Rust v. Sullivan, Roberts helped write a brief urging the court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. In a second case, Roberts was the lead lawyer in Metro Broadcasting Inc. v. FCC, maintaining the government should not favor minorities in the awarding of broadcast licenses.
The Rust appeal did not involve a challenge to abortion. Roberts and other lawyers used the case to renew the contention that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.
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City vows to address residents’ concerns
gates and other self-constructed solutions.
“What I hear is that when you develop this property, it will help with drainage problems,” Sanders said.
Planning and Zoning Commissioner Nadine Knaus said that under the city code when new construction occurs, water is required to stay on the prop-erty at the same rate as before.
“We are dedicated to making sure the construction does not create problems,” Knaus said. “We also want to make sure residents get to be heard.”
Knaus said the commission had looked at the drainage concerns before passing the item on to city council for a final vote.
To ease some of the concerns, council members agreed to add the phrase “with special emphasis placed on resolving drainage
“We are dedicated to making sure the construction does not create problems. We also want to make sure residents get to be heard.”
— Nadine Knaus
Planning and Zoning member
issues” to the wording of the item before approving it unanimously.
During another planning and zoning item, council unanimously approved property owner Pedro Zama-rano’s request to replat two lots into one in the Georg Ranch Subdivision.
Knaus says the request was not unique and instead represents a growing trend in Garden Ridge as people are looking for more space and larger homes.
“We’re seeing bigger and bigger houses coming into Garden Ridge,” Knaus said. "Because of our stringent groundcover requirements, houses with more amenities are having to expand their lots.”
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Extra space walk not necessary
link. He later told the crew they could cut the foam to make it fit.
Another call from Mission Control went unanswered for a few minutes as the astronauts worked. “Sorry to ignore you," astronaut Stephen Robinson radioed as the crew secured items in large white bags. “We all have our heads down in bags.”
The amount of trash being removed was larger than usual because of die 2-172-year gap in shuttle flights after the Columbia disaster. The space station has had to rely on much smaller Russian cargo ships for restocking and a limited amount of trash removal.
Friday ’s activity came a day after NASA gave the all-clear for Discovery to return to Earth, concluding that there
was no need to send the astronauts out on another spacewalk to repair a torn thermal blanket near a cockpit window.
Mission managers could not guarantee that a piece of the blanket wouldn’t rip and slam into the spacecraft during re-entry, but said the chances were slim.
“We have assessed the risk to the very best of our engineering knowledge and we believe that it is remote, small, whatever adjective you want to put with that,” deputy shuttle program manager Wayne Hale said. “And the remedy that might be called for to try to make this better would be worse.”
Had blanket repairs been necessary, the work would have come during a fourth spacewalk. It would have been the second time during Discovery’s 13-day mission that astronauts were called on to repair their spacecraft’s thermal protection shield.
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Christina Parker looks for back-to-school clothes for herself while shopping at Kohl's Friday. Parker joined hundreds of local residents who went shopping Friday during the first day of the tax-free holiday.
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Violation of ban a Class C misdemeanor
Commissioners ordered a ban in June that County judge Danny Scheel rescinded against Manford’s recommendation this past month in response to heavy rainfalls locally.
In recent days, Manford said, it had become obvious that it was time to revisit the issue.
Wednesday, Manford said, a number of acres of property near Krueger Canyon and Wald roads were burned when a controlled burn escaped its boundaries.
Manford said the man
power devoted to one such fire leaves much of the county with dramatically reduced fire protection.
Precinct I Commissioner Jack Dawson said he shared Manford’s concerns that if there is no more rain in coming days the danger could increase.
“The item that really caught my eye is that 14-day outlook in which our drought index will be in the 600-700 range without rain,” Dawson said.
“We’re in a situation again where we need a burn ban,” Manford said.
The ban passed unanimously. Violation of the bum ban would be a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of between $50 and $500.
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Back-to-school clothes selling fast
was making good progress.
Unlike some of her fellow shoppers, Chumchal had saved up all of her shopping for this weekend.
“Whether the 8.25 percent discount matters depends on how much you are spending,"
she said. “For me, its worth it.”
Before the end of the day, Chumchal said she expected to spend $800 on clothing for her four children — saving $66 in the checkout line.
The tax-free weekend continues through midnight Sunday
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