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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas so3-uesTn0rifcROPUBLisHXNG 2627 E YANDELL DR New FELS EL POSO, TX 79903'Herald-Zeitung ■ ■■ "" —. A___________ Vol. 148, No. 152 52 pages in 4 sections June 20, 1999 DAY ^erv*n^ ^orna* County s*ncc i**52 Inside ► Admirable ^ These fathers know best As families across America honor their fathers today, two men stand out locally. Both Jimmy Owens and Jeff Offtermatt each have 10 children, making for some grand celebrations. / 1B ► Spurs spirit You don’t have to travel to Bexar County to get a feel for the excitement the Spurs’ run to the NBA Finals has generated. Sports editor Peter Brown assembled a collage of snapshots showing what the area’s biggest basketball fans have been up to. / 10A Weather Skies were partly cloudy across most of the state Saturday, particularly in South Texas . A chance of more storms continues today with lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s. See page 2A. Index Abby................................... ..........2B Business............................. .......5-6B Classified........................... ...1-12C Crossword....................... .........2B Forum.............................. .........6A Local/Metro........................ ..........4A Movies................................ ..........2B Obituaries....................... .........3A Sports............................... ...9-12A Today................................. ..........2A Television........................... Montage Kay cod* 77 Spurs fans already celebratingUp 2-0 on New York, San Antonio aims for another playoff sweep By Chris Sheridan AP Basketball Writer SAN ANTONIO — Somebody forgot to tell Spurs fans that the celebrating is supposed to wait until the series is officially over. From their looks early Saturday, it appeared that the Spurs already had won their first NBA title. The euphoria over Game 2 lasted past midnight, with hom-honking fans descending on downtown and waving brooms out their car windows. It might have been the first I a.m. traffic jam in San Antonio’s history. Some of those fans were undoubtedly among the nearly 40,000 chanting “Sweep, Sweep” during the fourth quarter of San Antonio’s 80-67 victory over the New York Knicks Friday night, and none of them expect the series to return here for Games 6 or 7. After what they’ve saw in the first two games, it’s hard to blame them. It’s not so much that the Spurs have dominated New York, it’s more that the State housing reps hear Evergreen issue New Braunfels City Councilman Larry Alexander (left) visits with Amistad Affordable Housing, Inc. developer Mike Fields on Saturday outside San Antonio city council chambers, lf approved, the 80-unit Evergreen Townhomes tax-credit housing complex planned by Amistad would be built in Alexander’s district. PERI STONE/ Herald-Zeitung New Braunfelsers share their opinions on proposed housing complex with three-person ad-hoc committee By Peri Stow* ~ Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO — If the power of a crowd sways decision makers, a proposed tax-credit housing complex in New Braunfels could fare well. About 45 New Braunfelsers stood to support the 80-unit Evergreen Townhomes Saturday morning during a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in San Antonio city council chambers. Fifteen more New Braunfels residents from New Braunfels later stood in opposition to the project. They cited concerns about crime, increased traffic and overcrowding and water availability. This group of about 60 people represented the largest turnout for any one tax-credit housing project discussed Saturday. More than 150 people, representing about 30 different tax-credit housing projects, showed up for the hearing. People from Del Rio, Victoria, rn PERI STONE/HeraM-Zertung Betty Neumeyer and Jonni Doeppenschmidt voice their opposition to the Evergreen Townhomes project Saturday as others look on. Seguin, San Angelo, San Antonio and other cities attended. A three-person ad-hoc committee listened to comments and later will give recommendations to the nine-member board of the TDHCA. Four hearings have been scheduled in Texas through July. The last hearing See ISSUE/3A $1.00 Knicks simply appear to be too small, too injured and too spent to put up a decent fight against an opponent that hasn’t lost in more than five weeks. “Playing the Knicks is not easy,” David Robinson said. “They are very explosive. Those guys run all over the place, they get to the boards extremely well. “I don’t know what it looks like, but they’re making us work very hard. They’re not quitting.” Nor should the Knicks be expected to quit when the series shifts to Madison Square Garden for Game 3 Monday night. Only two teams in NBA history have See SPURSflOAGame 2 Spurs 80, Knicks 67 New York    15 19 15 18—67 San Antonio 20 19 17 24 — 80 Spurs lead best-of-seven series 2-0Series Schedule Game 1: San Antonio 89, New York 77 Gam* 3: ©New York, 8 p.m. Monday Gam* 4: ©New York, 8 p.m. Wednesday 'Game 5: ©New York, 8 p.m. Friday 'Gama 6: © San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. June 27 'Game 7: © San Antonio, 8 p.m. June 29 * — if necessary TV: KMOL; Radio: WO Al, KCOR YI AP photo Former Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock (left), visiting here with Gov. George W. Bush, died Friday at his Austin home. Area leaders mourn loss of Bullock From staff and wire reports Local and state officials praised late Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock as a “giant” in Texas politics whose love for his state transcended party lines. Bullock died at his Austin home Friday at the age of 69. He had suffered various health problems over the years. Most recently, he was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. New Braunfels attorney Antanacio Campos said he had the privilege of working with Bullock as a law intern. Campos said he was saddened by Bullock’s passing and offered sympathy for his survivors. “He was a tremendous patriot, untiring in his efforts working for the State of Texas and the people of Texas. We are really going to miss him,” Campos said. Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora said, “He did a lot of good things not only for Democrats but for the whole state” County Tax Assessor-Collector Gloria Clennan, also a Democrat, knew Bullock through political meetings and social functions. She said Bullock served the state well as state comptroller and lieutenant governor. “It breaks my heart because he was a wonderful man. He did a tremendous job, and I think he helped out Governor Bush a lot ” Clennan said. State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, served under Bullock for three terms in the Senate. He said Bullock’s dedication and focus made him an outstanding legislator and steward of the public’s trust. “He was such an incredible Texan. It would be nearly impossible to overestimate See BULLOCK/3A Teens waive right to hearing, stay in detention center By Heather Tooo Staff Writer Two New Braunfels teens charged with deadly conduct waived their right to a detention hearing Friday and will remain in a Hays County juvenile detention center for at least two more weeks. The 14-year-old Canyon Middle School students are accused of shooting a high-powered rifle at the homes of two CMS teachers on April 20. No one was injured in the shooting spree, which occurred, coincidentally, the same day two Colorado teens killed 13 people at a suburban high school before taking their own lives. New Braunfels Police officials said the two males admitted to shooting at the teachers’ homes. On May 6, a Comal County grand jury charged the boys with deadly conduct, which is a third degree felony. ; ______  --- If convicted, the pair could be sentenced up to a maximum of IO years in a Texas Youth Commission facility, said Carol Robison, the county’s director of juvenile probation. She said the two would be eligible for parole in one year. Comal County assistant district attorney Michelle Montemayor said the family code allowed juveniles the right to waive a detention hearing anytime after the first hearing. “There are a lot of reasons why detention hearings are waived, but it’s pretty difficult to get out of detention if we’re still requesting it and they’ve already had a hearing,” Montemayor said. Robison said detention hearings were conducted every IO days to determine whether a juvenile should be returned to die detention facility or released to their parents. See TEENS/BA <■ ,v- * ••• V *' • • Spurs center David Robinson isn’t worried about playing second fiddle to second-year player Tim Duncan. All the former MVP is concerned about is winning an NBA championship. / 9A ;