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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas SV boys beat Austin NEW BR FRIDAY December 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZ EITUNG 33 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Officials tightlipped pending test results BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs detectives said Thursday they will release rio new information on their investi gation into the death of 6 yearold Brittany Lange until laboratory test results are finalized which could be three weeks or Sheriffs detective Tommy Ward reiterated that Comal Countys Criminal Investigations Division is looking into the matter as though it were a homicide but said noth ing should be read into Were conducting this as all other death investigations as a homicide investigation in order to rule out any other cause of death so that no detail will be he See School copes with girls death JESSIE Memorial Primary teacher Debbie Andrews holds a cal endar featuring a drawing made by 6yearold Brittany BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer As detectives acknowledge they are investigating a crime in connection with the Tuesday morning death of a 6yearold Memorial Prima ry School school dis trict administrators work to help teachers and students cope with the loss of a class mate and Were really doing MPS Dan Bolen said Weve got a good plan for dealing with all of this and communicat ing all of As soon as Brittany Langes death became known to school officials Tuesday they worked to bring her firstgrade class mates through the situation as best as could be done in the week leading up to Christmas What weve tried to do with them is be first of that they hear some word on this from people they know and trust and feel good about being Bolen Counselors were brought in from other campuses to talk students and touch So two letters have been sent home to what people advise you to do in situations like this is be be very not give them too much give them enough so they have some basic understanding of what lias Bolen Its important to these are iyear He has worked in other schools where students have See Glorious donation Flag found at Ground Zero in New York presented to NBHS JESSIE Phillip Lovm gives a final salute as Marine Junior ROTC cadets fold a flag recovered from Ground Zero in New York City as part of Lovins volunteer recovery efforts at the World Trade The flag will temporarily be housed in New Braunfels High School BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer An American flag recovered from Ground Zero in New York will now hang in the hallway of New Braunfels High The burned and bloodstained flag was presented to the school on Thursday morning by Phillip a North Carolina fireman who worked on the relief efforts from the 11 bombing of the Twin This flag doesnt belong on a shelf in my home but should be included as a part of he Lovin said he suspects the flag hung in an office or lobby because of its delicate Burn holes are the only indication of the flags The soot and dirt were removed before being brought to the Lovin As a Texas native and past New Braunfels Lovin chose the high school because of his close friendship with the Kneupper fami ly Nancy and their daugh Jenny is a senior at the high school and accepted the flag on behalf of her school along with Allison student body president and Reagan a student Lovin is an exMarine who want ed to continue serving his country after leaving the He said he remembers learning of the attacks and immediately I was compelled to volunteer my time to the rescue and recovery Lovin said I just couldnt just sit at home and somebody See As speeches are given at New Braunfels High School Thursday junior ROTC cadet Eric Lange holds the flag presented to the school by fireman Phillip Panel Drop complaint against Serold WILLIAMS BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels Ethics Commission recommended Wednesday that the com plaint filed against a mem ber of the Hotel Occupancy Tax committee be dropped if she abstains from any vote con cerning the New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant Associa tions appli cation for HOT The HOT committee r e c o m mends to the New Braunfels City Coun cil which SEROLD organiza tions will get a share of tourism tax Mayor Stoney Williams accused Mary Serold of vio lating a city ordinance for bidding public officers from influencing decisionmaking in private The action came after some NBLRA members accused along with council members Robert Kendrick and Debbie of trying to intimidate them into withdrawing their funding proposal for New Braunfels Civic Center expansion dur ing the associations 14 The sevenmember ethics commission determined that the alleged violation occurred because Serold engaged in private discus Commission ETHICS COMMISSION District 1 Faustino Gomez appointed by Sonia MunozGill District 2 Loraine Kraft appointed by Larry Alexander District 3 Linda Lange appointed by Debbie Flume District 4 Rod Cherry appointed by Robert Kendrick District 5 Jim Rice appointed by Lee Rodriguez District 6 Carrie Sisak appointed by Juliet Watson At Large Darryl Higgins appointed by Mayor Stoney Williams sions with an organization that had an application before the board on which she But because commission members said the infraction was they would rec ommend that council dismiss the if Serold does not vote on the NBLIlAs million proposal to lower the debt service on the mil lion expansion Serold said she would meet this week with Seguin attor ney Jacqueline Ciillom Mur her counsel during Mon days commission This is not a done Serold I am continu ing to consult with my attor ney to construct a response to the requirements that are recommended in the Until 1 am advised not to discuss the matter which is The HOT committee is scheduled to consider the pro posal Councils regular session is slated for See CISD postpones action on money from possible lawsuits BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer Comal Independent School Board trustees took no action on an item to decide how to divy money from possible lawsuit wins at Thursday nights meeting at Canyon Interme diate The item was placed on the agenda by trustee John who said he is against putting money related to a bond in a separate account that can be used for items the voters did not In Proposition I of a bond passed in voters approved money to be used for the renovation and remod eling of certain campuses in Comal Bertelsen said that since that the school board has spent money for additional improvements after he did not do the job right the first The district has sued those parties and stands to gain a large amount of Bertelsen I want to make sure that this mon ey goes back into the fund that it came from and that voters know where every penny is being he Bertelsen said there is discussion among the board to place the money in a separate account for other build ing and construction I have a problem putting this money into a this separate account that can be used for things other than what voters did Superintendent Jim Grunert said he wants the board to become better informed and wait until the issue is We dont have to go any direction with this Grunert We have time and should get as much information as possible before we Dont you think the public deserves the right to know what they are doing with their money Ber telsen asked the other board mem This is to million we are talking See INSIDE Key Code 76 ;