New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
DAVID INGRAM/Hoi aid-Zoitung
Believers Christian Fellowship church secretary Diana Gilbert gets a closer look at the Shroud of Turin display at the church Wednesday. The display is a photographic reproduction of what some believe is Jesus Christ s burial garment.
Pastor says answer to Shroud ofTUrirfs authenticity is In people's hearts'
4 fail to meet report deadline
By Ron Maloney
The 30-day deadline for filing campaign finance reports in die 2004 county elections has passed.
As of Monday, four candidates had not filed the required financial disclosure form, which was due I eh. IO.
They were Greg Parker, candidate for Precinct 3 commissioner; Bob Wickman, candidate for Precinct I commissioner; Joe Gomez, candidate for Precinct 3 constable, and Kenneth Smith, candidate for Precinct 2 constable.
Gomez and Smidi also failed to file on time reports due Jan. 15.
Wickman and Barker said Saturday their failure to file had been an oversight. Both filed die fonnsTuesday.
■ Sheriff Bob I iolder and County Tax Assessor/Collector Sherman Krause reported raising — and spending — no money this period in dieir unopposed bids for reelection.
■ Ben Scroggin, running unopposed in Iris bid to be Precinct I constable, reported no contributions or expenditures.
■ Iii the Precinct 2 constable race, candidate Kenneth Smith had not tiled his paperwork as of midafternoon Monday — marking the second campaign filing lie has missed in less than one month.
Precinct I Commissioner Jack Dawson, seeking his third term, reported reusing no new money this filing period. I Ie spent $256.39, mostly for campaign mailers.
In the first tiling period, which ended Jan. 15, Dawson reported raising $5,070 and
See REPORTS. Page 3ATHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004
SPORTS DOUBLE DUTY
New Braunfels High School alumnus Brent Powell coaches golf, teaches at University of the Incarnate Word. Page 5
I Readers sound off on sex I offenders, the importance of I the arts and passing English I class. Page 4
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Vol. 153, No. 86 10 pages, 1 section
By Leigh Jones
Mel Gibsoris new movie, “The Passion of the Clirist," is not the first picture of Jesus’ suffering to draw large crowds and a lot of interest.
In 1355, the first recorded expositions of what has become known as the Shroud of Turin were held in Lirey, France. Today, it can be viewed at its permanent home in Italy or as a photographic reproduction at shroud centers around the world.
Saturday, the newest center will open to the public at IO a.m. at Believer's
Christian Fellowship of Smithson Valley.
Pastor Perry Taylor knew he wanted a center at the church as soon as he found out about the life-sized photographs.
“About four years ago, I became aware of the display from watching something on television,” he said. “I was drawn to it like a magnet. I was fascinated by the prospect of having a copy for our church.”
The two photographs, one of the front of the shroud and one of the back, were taken by Barrie Schwortz, a member of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project team. From his neg
atives, Schwortz created black-and-white transparencies that are displayed in backlit shadow boxes.
Taylor is confident the experience of seeing the man on the shroud will change people’s lives.
“Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do you say I am?’ The shroud also asks that question,” Taylor explained.
Although initial carbon dating tests suggested the shroud was not old enough to belong to Jesus of Nazareth, Taylor and others, including the Roman Catholic Church, believe it is authentic.
See SHROUD. Page 3A
AT A GLANCE
Bl The Garden Tomb Shroud Center
I* 10 a.m. to 5 p m. Monday through Saturday
Christian Fellowship, 36200 PM 3159
R Admission for ages 12 and up is $6.
Museum tells the story of the NB fire deparment from tne beginning.
BIG JOB HITS
Mission Valley Mills 350
Mission Valley Mills 150
Mission Valley Mills 45
Mission Valley Mills 48
Scooter Store 250
Checks in the Mail
lays off 17 employees 2004
By Ron Maloney
A lew more manufacturing jobs are about to slip away from New Braunfels.
(hecks in the Mail I finnan Resources Director David Porter said Wednesday his company soon would lay off 17 woikers.
“As a result of the loss of a f airly large customer, we’re laying off 17 people at the end of the month," Porter said.
Checks in the Mail, which came to New Braunfels in 1995, employs more than 400 at its 100,000 square-feet Goodwin Lane facility. It prints, processes and mails checks for commercial customers. Processing 50,000 pieces of mail each day, it is the New Braunfels post office's largest single customer. T he layoffs represent less than 5 percent of its workforce.
See LAYOFFS. Page 3A
CITY AND CISD
■ Filing deadline is March 15
■ Early voting begins April 28 and ends May 11
■ Election is May 15
■ For information, call NB City Secretary Michael Resendez. 608 2100. ext 234. or CISD administration office. 885-1791
Munoz-Gill seeks re-election
From Staff Reports
New Braunfels I district I Councilwoman Sonia Munoz-Gill announced Wednesday she would be a candidate for a second term.
Munoz-Gill, whose district comprises much of t he West End, has voted to iund street maintenance and repair, construction of the C x*ntrap Texas Technology Center and the Westside (Community (tenter.
"It is imperative that tin* city council continues to
make streets and drainage a priority," Munoz-Gill said. “ The street and drainage improvements in District I depend on it”
She said she would continue to respond to the long term needs of her constituents.
"I am encouraged by my friends and neighbors ask ing that I continue representing them," Munoz-Gill said. “It is with deep appre
ciation that I accept their support and votes. I will continue being their voice.” She was unopposed in 2001 when she sought her first term.
r. . h j .2 «... “I have a vested Sonm Munoz-Gill in|eres, jn „,e
future of New Braunfels," she said. “ This is where my husband and I have chosen to raise our family. Not only am I proud lo have been lx>rn here, but I ’m proud to live and work here."
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