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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 12 I Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | ByOrtgBowvn The Herald-Zeilung A thri'citcned lawsuit against the city's new law prohibiting tubers from carrying disp)sabl(' contain-(’rs on tfie ('omal and Guadalupi’ riv(‘rs beginning in January may have to wait a few months. Attornf'y Jim Ewt>anl< of Ewbank ^ Harris of Austin said Tuesday (hat his c lix'nts, the Tourist Ass(k i* ,it(*d Busin(’s«‘s of C'omal ('ounty, would lik(' to siM' a lawsuit chal lenging the city's anti-litter initiative filed "scxiner rather than latef;-' But Ewbank said he first has to lcK)k into the legal (question of whether the courts would accept the legal filing before the statute actually bcxomes effcnlive on January I. Ewbank addrt*ssefi New Braun Ewbank fels City Council on Monday night, saying he plans tci file suit on behalf of TAB, wKicih he described as an assoc iation of individuals and businesses including river outfitters, retailers, wholesalers, convenience stores and others, who sell fcKxl and leverage itc>ms in disf)osable c ontainers. The ban "criminalizes what are some of the most basic human iK'haviors for consumption, whic h is you buy somc'thing to eat or drink at a later time during re^re-.ation," he said. He said the lawsuit would be based in part on the "legal term known as preemption," which means existing state laws prohibit — or prc*empt thecity's new ban. Ewbank said a f)rovision of the TexasHcvilth and Safety Code states that a local g()vemment may not adopt an orclinance to prohibit or restrict for solid waste rnanagemerit purpc)st*s the sale or useot a container or package in a manner not authorized by state laVy. He'llajsci cite a "sfxxrific consti^ tutional provision that deals with regulations of the waterways" in his k>gal filing, he said, "It says that cities c annot pass (jrdinances that interfere with the pulrlic use of natural waterways, whi< h the Comal and Guadalupe are," Ewbank saicJ. Kevin Colis performs on NBC’s ‘Talent’ By Shawn Lmvtt I he Herald ZPitung New Braunfels' Kevin { (>1 IS, c ()-< )wner ()f the ttx^n ( 11 lb Ha rmony Svv(*c’t, was t<Mlurc‘d luesday night in iItc semilinals of NB('s AiiHTicas C'lOt latent." ( olis, who [)erform(‘d th(‘ Plain White T's Rvthym of love," admit-t(Hl being "a little intimi-ilated'' In the other vocalists on th(' show, and said lg ver > l )e h l('<‘ling itK rcHlibK tK'rvous." ludge Piers Morgan said iliat nerxoiisness waS ol)vi-( His during ( ol)‘'' rendition, and he ( ast a "no" vote tor ||k> siiig('r. ludge Sharon ()slK)urn(‘ lu' W.ÎS "ieeling very exc it-e<l, gratelul to be h(*re, l>ut said, "Your performance tonight reminded me of Something like the Wiggles ... very sweet, very nice, but bland and forgc‘ttable.... Unfortunatc’ly." Judge Howie Mandel said ('oli*' was "vc‘ry lucky to he par! ot the YouTube show," which t(*atured some mc'diocreacts. Mandel said ( olis stood out from those {ompc'titors. But, "we're now in thc' semifinals, and I don’t think you were uf) to par (with the rest of the c(im|x*tition). I don't think this was your b(‘st [)erformance." The New Brauntels resi dent will learn if he advancfs to the 1 as Vegas finals at 8 p.m. tod.jy. LAURAMcKENZIE|Heral(j-Zeitung Matthew Pusateri researches non-disposable containers while working inside his office Tuesday at Chuck's Tubes.BANContinued from Pnge 1 and compliant«' with all regulations, Tliiis, the outiit-ters, through th(' ( ()l, (.tn I x‘ rc‘()uir(‘<l to assist the* (it\ in assuring thc'ir t ustornc'rs iisitig Hi(' Comal Kivc'r do not bring dispos.ible containers onto the'( omal Riv-rt reg.irdless ot a( (c'ss point. •    Protiabk' (,)usc': Po1k (* otiK ers c an sc\ir( h coolers tor dispi)sal)lecontainers if thev lia\(‘ probahk' c aiiy> to do so. •    (iuadalupe Kivc'r: lor us(»rs v\ho access the river ttom (ttv-ovvni'd )rop(vrtv, the coolc'rs vvoulc be* siih- |c'( t to ins )C'C tion. The c it\ also couk rc'ciucst that out tittC'rs coo[)(‘rate with the' city by asking the'ir customers to rc*move disposable' cont.iincTS trom cool c*rs prior to ge’tting on the ('iu<Klalu(x‘. fVol)al)le cause* se'art hc*s also coulel Ix» t e>n-du(Ic'd on the('iu.idalupe' • Pro.i( livc'entorcc'me'nt anel regulation: The t it\ would prc'ter nve'r users re*move' dis )osable (ontain-ers from t le'ir persons or bc'longings prior to .ic cess ing the rivers r.ithe'r than issuing e itations to violators one e the'\ arc' on the> rivc'rs, A combination ot exluca-tion, signage and ins|)eM tion should help refluec' the' nunibc'r ot violations.OUTFinERContinued from Page proble>m. It's a reus.iblc‘ container, The tulxTS would put a d(*[M)sit on if and bring it Kit k," M<itt s.iid. "We'd have' our vvalk-m storage fillc'd with nt)thing but Mtllc'r Lite and BucKvc'isc'r in ,ill these little mini-ke*gs reach to go dt)wn the river. You could put It in a little skn've that you t t)uld put on y( >ur back or fasten it to a tul)e' some*-h( )w." "Wc‘'re ek'tinite'K ge>ing to research more ideas. We're' sin.irt. We' built this plat e' and we t an turn it into a wee-kend rt*ntal or into a" He* ^aitl ( hut k's Tubes was l)Uilt to the*ir main source ot revenue, but thc'\'ve* alst > got ant )ther tub* rent.ll [)lat e*, Daisv Tube's, on the ('luadalupe* River's pt)[)ular Horseshot* off ot Farm-to-Markc't Road 3(H), in an arc'a nt)t rc*athc*d b\ tht* t itv's Ixin. "St), if pc‘r chanc e the Cbmal just gtH*s to hc'll in a handb.iskc't Ixh ause of this t)rdinancc*, we've got an option." Eie said the [wosfX^ct of thc* ordinane c* slt)Wfxl things down at Churc k's Tulxs. "W^e sti)ppe'd buying whe*n w(‘ first heard of it. Wc* stt)()(x*d pcjrchasing IxtH" from Miller I ite and Bud-weise'r and stt)p[X'd buying Coca ('t)la. We stt)[)ped gt)ing to Sam's .md ( t)stc c), "I flidn't place any nx>reT-shirt t)rders with my shirt vendt)r. I'm nt)t gt)nna gc't stuck with it." He's also [)lanning statf cutbat ks. "We* were' running IS to 17 guvs on Saturdays and Sundays, but we'll [)rt)l)ably just staff eight pc't)ple for I alx)r liay," he* said. In the sht)rt term. Matt saitl, "We're* kintia just gt)iina gt) u ith the flow and st'cnvhal hap[X‘ns. But we're like, what's going tt> hap-fX'ni* Weck>n't krxM. It's kin-da sc ,ir>."QUAKE Continued from Page 1 terror attack less than three weeks before the lOth anniversary of Sept. 11. "I thought I was having maybe a heart attack, and I saw everybody running," said Adrian ollivierre, an accountant who was in his t)ffice on the iiOth fltM)r of the Em iire State Building when the shaking be'gan "I think what it is, is the parant)ia that hapfx*ns frt)m 9/11, and that's why I'm still out here — because, I'm sorry. I'm nt)t playing with my life." The Natitinal Catht*dral said its central towe*r and thrc»e t)f its lt)ur ct)rner spires were damaged, but the White House said advisers had tt)ld [’resident Barack Obama there vvere no reports t)t majt)r damage tt) the nation's infrastructure, ine lutling airpe)rts and nuclear fac ilities. Twt) nuclear re*at tt)rs at the Nt)rth Anna Ptmt'r Sta-titrn, in the same ct)unty as the* epicentc'r, were* automatic ally take*n off line by safety systeriis, said Roger Hannah, a s|)t)kesman ft>r the U.S. Nuclear Rc*gula tory (t)mmissit)n. At the Pentagon, a lt)w rumbling built until the* builtling itse*lt was sliaking, and [)eople* ran into the* corridt)rs ot the ct)m()lex. The shaking ct)ntinuetl there, tti sht>uts of "I vac u-ate! Evacuate!" The* main damage to the* building, the largest single workspace for the fe'deral gt)vernment, camc’ from a brt)ken water pipe. The Park Servic:e closed all mtvnumc‘nts and memorials on the Natit)nal Mall, and t c'iling tilers fell at Reagan National Airport outside' Washington. Many nonessential workers in Washington were sent home ft)T the day. The Capitol was re‘o[)ene*d by late afternot)n for f)e't)[)le tt) retric've the*ir things. The* National Cathedral said t r<u ks had ap[)eared in the* flying buttrc’sses around the <\pse at t)ne end. "Everyone here is safe," the cathc'dral said on its t)ffic ial Twitter feed. "Please* [>ray tor the (.Uhe-dral as there has been st)me* damage*." In lt)wer M.inhattan, the i()-stt)ry fetleral courthouse*, l)locks trt)m grt)und zc'ro ot the Se*pt. 11 attae ks, began swaying, ancl hun-ftreds ot pe*o|)le* streamc'ti out ot the building. The New York pt)lice ct)mmissit>ne*r, Raymt)nd Kellv, was in a me*eting with top deputic's planning sc'curity tor the* uf)t t)ming annivc'rsary wht*n the shaking st.irtecl. Worke*rs in the Em[)ire State Building spilled intt) the stre'ets, some having dest t'nded tloze*ns ot tlights of stairs, "I lht)ught we‘'d be*en hit by ,in airplane," saitl t)nt' wt)rke*r, Martv Wiesne'r. New Braunfels Five-Day Forecast TODAY Another tiot day 102 /77" THURSDAY Ivlostly sunny, very warm 1030/770 FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY CLICK ë 2 Coastal Forecast and Tides Port Aransas Today Tomorrow Friday    Today Galveston Tomorrow Friday Temperatures continuing to warm 105^78^ Very hot, heat indexes above 110 degrees 106 /78° A hot late August day 104 /77“ Updated forecasts: Type “city, state" or zip code into space provided and ctick "go" button. 90/81“ 90°/82^ 90“/80“ Today's Wind; SË at 10 to 20 93° /82'’ 93“/82'’ 93“/82“ Today's Wind SatSto 15 ^ j    j iji ^    j I    Maps and Forecjst Produced by Today slides 1st High 1st Low    2nd High    2nd Low Port Aransas 2 48 AM 5:07 PM    none    none    ^ ìÌ 5:32 PM    none    none    ^ ^ Ctieyenne.Wyommg Galveston 1 49 AM Almanac Temperature Levels/Flows 8/23 Change Yesterday's High / Low TOO“ / 75° Edwards Aquifer (ft) 640,9 -13 Normal High / Low 96“ / 72“ Comal Springs (cfs) 165 0 -3 Record High 110“ in 1952 Record Low Precipitation 62“ in 1946 Canyon Dam Inflow 8/23 n/a Change t\la yesterday's 0.00' Outfl0W(Guad'pe R a! Saltier) 64 -2 Month to Date 0 00" Lake Level 9021 ■ 0.04 Avg. Month to Date Year to Date 1,58" 7,24" NBU Pumping Report Avg, Year to Date 22,78" Miltons Millons Departure from Avg -15,54' 8/23 of gallons 8/23 ot gallons Ternpe^'-iti ire dfKl prPK.ipkîllon ds ot 3pf') yesterday Uken from New Braunfets airpon Surface water 6 757 Ground water 10.628 Forecast Map , Sun and Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrlse Moonset Today 7:05 AM 6:04 PM 2:21AM 4:40 PM Pollen Counts Grass    n/a Mold    350 Low Tree    n/a Weeds    ri/a Pollen counts courtesy of Central Texas Allergy and Asthma. 40 50 National Outlook 60 70 80 9(J 100 110 Thursday 7:06 AM Friday 7:06 AM • New First Aug 29 Sep 4 /■:: V, Full Last Sep 12 - -i,-. 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