New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 7 A
BANE OF THE COUNTY
A look at how the abuse of illegal drugs in Comal County impacts local families.
Canyon Lake residents Earle Bateman IV and Jaynellen Bateman competed in the 57thTexas Field Archery Association State Outdoor Archery Championship in Irvina June 25-26. Both, Earle and Jaynellen entered the freestyle limited (fingers) division. Jaynellen placed second in the women's division while Earle placed second in the men's division. Above, Jaynellen with Stephanie Brown who won the competition. Below, Earle and Jaynellen after competing.
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Games continue tonight in NB
Sean Owens’ throwing out a runner in the first inning with a bullet to second base.
But according to Skinner, some mistakes proved costly throughout the game.
“Their pitcher changed speeds really well,’’ Skinner said. “We’ve got some good hitters, so you have to give credit to the opposing pitcher. We did have a couple of mental mistakes, and it cost us the five runs we gave up.”
NB Blue pitcher Corey Skinner kept it close by pitching out of jams in the first two innings, following up two walks by retiring the next three batters he faced.
“We made some good defensive plays, and we had good pitching,” Skinner said. “I felt like our pitchers threw strikes and put the ball in play, and that’s all you can ask of your pitching. Overall, I think the kids did real well tonight, and have a chance of coming back tomorrow.”
MANDY REARY Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels Blue second baseman Corey Skinner, top, tries to stop the ball while a Seguin baserunner dives back to second during the opening game of the District 31 Major LeagueTournamentTuesday. Seguin won the game 5-0.
Allen agrees to stay in Seattle for $85-million contract
SEATTLE (AP) — All-Star guard Ray Allen gauged his value on the free-agent market before asking the Seattle Supersonics for a fair deal.
rums out, a 30-year-old shooting guard coming off his best season is worth about $17 million a year.
Allen agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension with Seattle on Tuesday, his agent said. The contract includes $80 million in salary and $5 million in bonuses, although terms of the bonuses and the yearly breakdown of salary hasn’t been determined.
Allen became a free agent on July I, and cannot sign the deal until the free-agent signing period begins on July 22. I bs agent, Eon Babby, said Allen plans
to sign the contract at the first available moment. Allen will turn 30 on July 20.
“When Ray became a free agent and had chance to explore opportunities, we were able to report back to the Sonics on what the market was dictating and they essentially responded accordingly,” Babby said during a conference call. “We tried to get it done over these many months, but both sides needed verification from the marketplace.”
Seattle spokesman Marc Moquin said the team couldn't comment on the agreement.
Allen’s contract expired at midnight last Friday, and the response from other teams was swift. Babby said when he got into his office that morning, his voice
mail was full of messages from interested suitors.
That day, Babby and Allen held conference calls with interested teams in Babby's Washington, ITC. office. Some of the teams had room under the salary cap, while others were seeking possible sign-and-trade options.
“It was a tremendous amount of interest," Babby said. “It was gratifying to Ray in the sense of where he stood.”
The pair then went back to the Sonics. Allen earned about $14 million last season, and Seattle could have given him a maximum $97 million, five-year extension. The two sides tried to negotiate a new deal during the regular season, and started talks again after the playoffs.
GRANDMA SMILEGet a free sandwich and help SAFEhaven deliver Meals on Wheels.
Watch for the SAFEhaven Silver coupon in your NBU bill this month. Get a free Chick-fil-A Original Sandwich with a purchase of a large drink and large waffle fries, and $1.00 will go to the Comal County Senior Center and Meals on Wheels.*
SAFEhaven volunteers will also team up with Chick-fil-A to deliver 300 meals to senior adults on July 5th and 7th, along with a kit containing helpful items for home safety, including tips for seniors.
Your coupon will be arriving soon. Look for more details at www.nbutexas.com, or call 830-629-8486 for our Senior Safety Tips brochure.
‘Not valid with any other offer. Expires July 30th, 2005. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays
At home. At school. In the community.
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See www.nbutexas.<om or call 830.629.8486 for details.
SAFEhaven is a volunteer employee project of NBU- New Braunfels Utilities that promotes the health and vitality of our community and the safety and comfort oi its residents
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