New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Saturday, August 27, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
ROLAND W. PEHL
Roland W. Pehl, age 84, of Sheffield TYvp., Ohio, died Tuesday August 23, 2005 at CHP Hospital and Surgical Center in Lorain, OH.
He was born August 30, 1920 in Cranes Mill, Texas. Mr. Pehl was a 1939 graduate of New Braunfels High School in New Braunfels, Texas.
He was employed as a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 33, and was president of the Retired Sheet Metal Workers for several years.
He is survived by his wife Leona (nee Zezula) Pehl of Sheffield Twp., and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his father Edwin Pehl, step-father Richard Berger, mother Linda (nee Haas) Berger, and brother Norman Pehl.
Funeral services will be Monday in Elyria Township, OH with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Road East, Elyria, OH 44035 or the Sheffield Township Fire Department, 5166 Clinton Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055.
Arrangements under the direction of the Glu vna-Shi -mo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, Lorain.
On-line condolences may be made at www.gluvna.net
KENNETH C. KLAWITTER
Kenneth C. Klawitter, owner and operator of Trinity Landscape Contractors, passed away on Thursday August 25,2005 at the age of 72. He was bom on February 1,1933 in Rapids, Wisconsin to August C. and Myrtle M. Klawitter.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years; Barbara B. Klawitter of Canyon Lake, Texas.
Three children; Kenneth J. Klawitter, of Canyon Lake, Rodney Dean Klawitter and wife Cheryl of Oregon, Cassandra Harris and husband Randy both of Oregon, nine grandchildren; Heather Shearer, Jakob Klawitter, Rachael Beede, Johnathan Harris, Elizabeth Harris, Jor
dan Harris, Lisa Ayn Klawitter, Barbara Mae Klawitter, Erie Klawitter and four greatgrandchildren. also survived by four sisters; Lucille Wilson, Joyce Berger, Faye Printz and Menona Landrum. Kenneth will be dearly missed by those whose lives he touched.
Visitation will be held on Sunday August 28,2005 from 3:00 PM. To 5:00 PM at Zoeller Funeral I loine.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday August 29,2005 at 10:00 AM in Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel.
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Base closure commission rejects move of bombers to Abilene
Photo courtesy of Gene Eike
Gene Eike takes a break during his visit to Czechoslovakia to commemorate 60 years since the liberation of the country during World War ll.
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Funeral arrangements are pending at die Zoeller Funeral Home for Tommy Gonza
les, who passed away on Thursday, August 26,2005 at his residence at the age of 56 years.
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Pond standards could be adjusted
Sokolyk said. “My goal is to give Mr. Short direction on making a recommendation for tightening our standards.”
Sokolyk’s fellow coun-cilmembers agreed, taking the first step toward making the ponds more effective and more expensive to construct.
While many ponds “given” to the city or neighborhood homeowner’s associations are little more than muddy low spots, the ones that really work are fully vegetated to prevent erosion and often include concrete channels to help direct runoff.
City Manager Chuck Pinto recommended the city consider concrete as a part of the new standards.
"Lack of proper maintenance is a problem,” he said. “Concrete might not be attractive, but it can make maintenance easier.
“These ponds can become a tremendous cost to the city if they’re not maintained.”
But concrete is expensive, and Pinto suggested council consider input from builders and developers to make sure the price for new standards was fair.
Pinto’s call for fair standards brought up another touchy subject — stormwa-ter development fees.
City council enacted the stormwater development fees, paid by developers who cannot or prefer not to include detention ponds in areas of new construction, in May.
Local builders and developers balked at the fees once council made them mandatory for any developments within 3,000 feet of an existing drainage utility structure.
Attempts to modify the fees’ mandatory requirement failed in July when council members deadlocked in a tied vote.
Monday, Councilwoman Valerie Hull requested Short’s recommendations include possible modifications to the stormwater development fee structure.
“If we’re going to look at detention ponds, I think we need to look at what we’re going to charge in lieu of detention,” she said.
Mayor Bruce Boyer agreed, echoing a theme he started during his campaign.
“Every one of these elements goes together. We need a parallel approach," he said.
Although no representative from the building and development community was present Monday, they have stated previously they were in favor of stricter detention pond standards.
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Anniversary turned into reunion
streets the men had traveled in their tanks 60 years ago.
Decked out in their old uniforms and seated in restored military Jeeps, the men rode through a crowd of 100,000 people who gathered to say thanks — again.
Eike said he was impressed with the number of young people in the crowd.
“There aren't many people my age left, but their descendants still remember the importance of that time,” he said.
While Eike and his fellow soldiers were parading through the streets of Pilsen, Proksova and Kejhova were riding a train into the city, hoping to meet their old friend again.
The veterans were at dinner when the women finally caught up with them.
"Our guide came and told me there was someone there to see me,” Eike recalled. “I couldn’t think who it might be. Imagine my surprise when they told me who they were.”
As little girls, Proksova and Kejhova had followed the soldiers to their wooded camp sites in search of gum and candy.
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“There aren’t many people my age left, but their descendants still remember the importance of that time.”
— Gene Eike
World War ll veteran
For a lasting momento, the children had the men sign notecards.
Proksova and Kejhova managed to hold onto their cards for 60 years and brought them to Pilsen to prove their identities to Eike.
“T hey showed me this card and there was my name and the date, May I, 1945," Eike said.
Just below his first autograph, the veteran gave the women a second one — 60 years and 6 days later.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal commission considering base closings has rejected a Pentagon plan to move B-l bombers now stationed in South Dakota to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.
The vote to keep the bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base came amid fears that consolidating the bombers at a single base might pose a national security risk. Ellsworth has 29 BIBS. The commission also rejected an accompanying proposal to move 30 C-130 transport aircraft from Dyess to other bases.
The Base Closure and Realignment Commission has been meeting since Wednesday to vote on sweeping Pentagon proposals to streamline the military. President Bush has said he will accept the commission’s recommendations. Congress also will have a chance to veto the plan, but it has not taken that step in four previous rounds of closures.
The Pentagon originally estimated savings of $1.85 billion, but that included savings from military personnel who would be eliminated at Ellsworth. The commission did not consider that savings because the per-
sonnel would move to another base, instead, commission officials said it would cost about $19.4 million.
Commission officials said both bases were outstanding and Ellsworth outranked Dyess on three of four criteria used to evaluate them. However, they said Dyess scored better on future missions criteria, which carried more weight.
Later Friday, the commission w as to consider a proposal that would reconfigure the Air National Guard and retire F-16s at Ellington Field.
That decision was delayed after the commission took a late afternoon break amid legal questions and confusion over votes.
Thursday, the commission voted to close Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, where the Air Force leases building space. The decision was not as bad as it sounds, however. After ending up on previous base closure lists, the city took over ownership of the 1,300-acre facility and began soliciting private tenants, anticipating that the military might someday leave. Many jobs originally slated to leave Texas from Brooks also will stay in the state.
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