New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Dear Abby: I have been married for 27 years. Two years ago, my husband was laid off from his job after 31 years. I had always saved our money, and lived with an eye toward the future. We had taken out loans occasionally at my husband’s credit union. Each time he got a raise, I’d put some of it away for that “rainy day.”
One Saturday when the mail arrived, there was a letter in it from the credit union saying my husband was two payments behind on a loan. When he returned from playing golf, I told him I’d seen the dun and it was a mistake; it had to he his brother’s. (His brother also worked for the same company.) I said if that’s the
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way they dijd business, I’d meet him on Monday and we’d withdraw all our money and put it into another bqvik.
The following Monday, on my way to work, we met at the place the company had set up for outplaced employees. My husband seemed
nervous and said we needed to talk. He tlhen informed me that the $75,000 to $80,000 that was supposed to be in the account was gone. He had spent the money. I had been able to deal with his losing his job and my going to work frill time, hut this was too much. I exploded.
I asked him what he’d done with the money. He said he'spent it on the family. Well, Abby, I know what kind of lifestyle we have lived, and we have nothing to show for that amount of money.
We went to counseling, I thought I was losing my mind. I loved this man, Has his two children, and have never been with anyone else. The counselor told me I was not crazy.
But when I’d talk with my husband, he made me feel like an idiot. The counselor told him that all I wanted to know was what he had done with the money. My husband insisted he didn’t know what he had spent the money on.
Things went from bad to worse. Then I found girlie magazines in the back of our closet. I could only imagine the kinds of things he had been up to through the years.
We are now separated. When I see him, he swears that he has changed. But he still hasn’t taken any responsibility for his dishonesty.
Abby, will I ever be able to trust him again? I thought I knew him. He . says he doesn’t need help. -Can you
NEEDING PEACE IN WASHINGTON
Dear Needing Peace: Should you trust him again? Why should you? He is dearly a liar. He knows how he spent that money.
Although he swears he has changed, leopards don’t usually change their spots, especially those who don’t cooperate in counseling. It’s time to look out for yourself and so what’s best for you.
» Dear Abby: I need some advice. I am a cat lover and own three declawed and lovable cats. I have a neighbor who periodically visits me and panics when the cats walk by
her. She keeps asking me to remove then from the room. I have tried reassuring her that they will not harm her, but she still overreacts.
Should I confine them in a separate room, or should I graciously tell her that this is my home, and my cats’ home, and they are free to roam as they please?
CATFUSED IN CANADA
Dear Catfused: The cats may be lovable to you, but not everyone is a cat lover. Also, many people are allergic to animal fur.
When your neighbor visits, keep the cats in a* separate room with food and water. She will appreciate itFlorida police identify body on houseboat as Versace killing suspect
By EVAN PEREZ
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cunanan, the suspected serial killer who eluded a nationwide manhunt for nearly three months, shot himself to death in a houseboat just 2 1/2 miles from where Gianni Versace was gunned down.
“All across the nation, our citizens can stand down and breathe a sigh of relief. The reign of terror brought upon us by Andrew Cunanan is over,’’ police Chief Richard Barreto said today.
As the sun peeked over the horizon, Cunanan’s body was removed from the floating home more than 14 hours after the siege began Wednesday.
The suspected serial killer’s face
was “blown off,” said John Walsh of Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted,” who visited the scene. The shot to the face slowed the identification. It was more than IO hours before police confirmed the body in the house was Cunanan.
“The shot to the face made the identification of the body much more difficult,” Metro-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas said. “In addition to dun, the only other available method of identifying the body was fingerprints.”
Stanley Trail of DeKalb, 111., father of Jeffrey Trail, one of the men Cunanan is believed to have killed, said, “I’m very glad that he’s been stopped and that nobody else got hurt when he got stopped. But I take no joy in his death. That doesn’t help me
“That’s one of the bad things about him dying like this: Nobody will be able to ask him,** the elder Trail said. “Nobody will be able to tell me why this happened.**
And investigators had not found a suicide note as of early today, leaving unsolved much of the mystery as to what may have triggered the crosscountry killing spree.
More than IOO police and FBI agents surrounded the floating, two-story home Wednesday night after a report of a gunshot coming from inside.
“The best guess” is that Cunanan killed himself as a caretaker arrived to check on the property, Metro-Dade police director Carlos Alvarez said.
Police (rn the outside had no idea
Cunanan had shot himself. They shouted, “Come out! Come out!” but the man believed hiding inside did not respond. They waited for hours before going in and finding Cunanan’s body.
“There was an unprecedented level of pressure put on this man by law enforcement and media exposure,” Barreto said. “I think he was a desperate person. He was in a situation where it was very, very difficult for him to move about.”
Barreto said Cunanan was identified by his thumbprint and the gun found inside the houseboat was similar to the one used in three of five killings in which Cunanan was a suspect.
The 27-year-old Cunanan shot up to die top of the FBI’s most wanted
list as the prime suspect in the slayings of Versace and four other mon *in Minnesota, Illinois and New Jersey. After the Versace slaying on July 15, Cunanan abandoned a stolen pickup truck belonging to one of his victims in a parking garage and vanished.
“We were probably prepared for something like this,’’ said FBI spokeswoman Coleen Rowley. “A person who is using desperate means and exhibiting this kind of violent behavior, you have to be prepared for a very violent conclusion.”
Residents near the houseboat had reported seeing a man matching Cunanan’s description after Versace was shot to death on the front steps of his mansion. On Wednesday, a caretaker who stopped by the home
called police to report a gunshot.
The houseboat is 2 1/2 miles from the Versace mansion and about a mile from the hotel where a man fitting Cunanan’s description stayed for as long as two months before Versace’s slaying.
For four hours police waited outside die houseboat, which sits on a branch of the Intracoastal Waterway called Indian Creek.
After firing volleys of tear gas, the SWAT team walked slowly in a line into the house. After nearly an hour inside, police announced their search had come up empty.
After another room-by-room search they found the body of Cunanan, who had been described by his mother as a gay gigolo.Court Report
County Court at Law
■ Alexander, Jan — plea of no contest— presumption of theft by check, arrested: June 14, 1995, $100 fine, $215 court costs, $175 attorney’s fee, $42.25 restitution.
• Cain, Curtis — plea of guilty — driving while intoxicated, second offense, 180 days in jail, 18 months probated, one year driver’s
207th District Court
■ Levario, Matthew — plea of guilty — criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000, investigation ordered.
■ Gonzales, Delfino — plea of true to charges — motion to revoke probation — prohibited weapons, continue probation, 60 days county jail.
■ Costello, Jeffrey — plea of guilty
School registration information
Comal Independent School District
Registration packets can be picked up at the various schools in advance of the actual registration date. All returning and new high school and mickle school student must register for classes. Elementary and primary school registration is for students new to the district or for students who did not pre-regisler during the 1996-97 school year.
New students must be accompanied by a parent and guardian. They wi also need to have two proofs of residency, immunization records from foe previous school or famly doctor, unofficial transcript or last report card, ann certmcate ana socks security number.
In some cases, parents must have custody/guardtanship papers.
The foMovring are foe registration dates and times for OSO schools:
BNI Broom EHsmsnfiai^f, 8:30 am. to 4 pm July 28 through July 31
■ Bulverde Elementary, 8:30 to 11 am. and 1 to 4 pm. July 28 through July 31.
■ Comw Elementary, 9 am. to noon and 1 to 3 pm. Monday forough Friday beginning Aug. 4.
B Frazier Elementary, 9 am. to3
pm Aug. 5 and I to 8 pm. Aug. 6.
■ Goodwin Primary, 830 to
11:30 am. and 1 to 3 pm beginningAug. 1.
mOUIlUiin Y9R0y CMii19vnVy
8:30 am. to 3:30 pm. Aug. 4 forough Aug. 8. There aril be an immunization clinic from 9 to 11:30 am. Aug. 8.
8 am. to noon 28 forough
and 1 to 4 p.m. July July 31.
3 pm Aug.
9am. to 4 forough Aug. 7.
immunization clinic wi be held at the school from 9 to 11:30 am. on Aug. 8.
■ Canyon Middle School, 8 am.
to 4 pm Aug. 2.
■ Smithson VeNey Blickie School, seventh-graders register from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Eighth-graders wi register from 1 to 7 pm Aug. a
■ Canyon High School,
registration packets can be picked up from 8 to 11:30 am. and 1 to 4:30 pm. July 21 forough July 24. New students wi register from 8 to 11 30 am. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and a Seniors wi register 8 to 11 am. and 1 to 4:30 pm July 28. Juniors wi register 8 to 11 am. and 1 to 4:30 pm. July 29. Sophomores will register 8 to 11 am. and 1 to 4:30 pm. July 30. The school wi be dosed Aug. 1. Student ID cards must be purchased for $3. Parking permits val be sold to seniors and juniors on a first-come basis for $5. The cost wi increase to $10 Sept 1.
■ Smithson VaMsy High School, aN new students wi need a current immunization record, an unofficial transcript or last report card, two proofs of residency, birth certificate and Social Security card.
New juniors and seniors register 8:30 am. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5. Al new students, grades 9 forough 12, can register Aug. 6 from 1 to 6 pm.. New freshmen and sophomore students can register Aug. 7 and 8 from 8:30 am. to noon and 1 to 3:30 pm
Al returning SVHS students do not have to go foe school early to register. Registration wi be accomplished on foe first day of
■ Byrd, Sandra Bell — plea of guilty — forgery on four counts, 18 months state jail concurrent with Guadalupe County sentence.
■ Sampler, Michael Roland — plea of guilty — engaging in organized criminal activity, arrested Jan. 16, 1997, IO years deferred adjudication, 150 days county jail, 73 days probated, 320 hours J community service, $1,500 fine, courts costs $ 165.50.
Al students must have up-to-date immunization records, and returning students must take care of any financial obligations.
Ntw Braunfels Independent
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NBISD has two attendance zones which determine where students attend school. The south zone includes Memorial Primary, Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz. The North Zone includes Lamar Primary, Lone Star Primary and Seeie Elementary. All NBISD students attend the same sixth-grade campus, middle school and high school. When registering, students wil need immunization records, proof of residency and the student’s social security number. The following are foe dates and times for NBISD registration:
■ New Braunfels High School, pick up packets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 through July 24; Sophomores register July 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Juniors register July 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Freshmen register July 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Seniors register July 31 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
■ New Braunfels Middle School, pick up packets from 8 am. to 4 pm Aug. 4; eighth-graders register from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5; seventh-graders register from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6.
M OakRun School, pick up packets from 8:30 am. lo 3:30 pm. Aug. 6; return packets from 8:30 am. lo 3;30 p.m. Aug. 7.
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8:30 to 11 am. and 1 to 3 pjn. JUy 28 lo .My 31.
■ Mountain Meisy InMrmecNefee,
8:30 am. to 3:30 pm Aug. 6 and 7 and9to11:30am. Aug. 8—tor new students only. An
RANDY WATSON & MISTY BREVER
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M Webb. Amber Delight — plea of guilty — forgery of a financial instrument, arrested March 15, 1997, four years deferred adjudication, 60 days in county jail probated, 120 hours community service, $1,000 fine, court costs $175.50, restitution $335.
M Torres, Johnny Longoria Sr. — plea of true to charges — motion to
expenditure, motion to revoke probation granted.
M Primary and elementary schools, from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at each campus.
M Jason and Donna jean Venabie, agreement orders to come.
M Joe and Delia Gonzales, divorce granted.
M Jennifer and Michael Morse, divorce granted.! Kathleen Ann
and Blake Wayne Walker, temporary order granted, $341 child support, $200 support to wife.
■ Rona Dee and Will Evans, divorce granted, $250 child support ordered.
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