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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas °-UES^HICROPUBLISHING 27 E YANDELL DE SO 26 FELS EL POS0' TX 75903Herald-Zeitung Vol. 148, No. 158    12    pages    in    I    section June 22, 1999 * I "I TESO AY ^crv*n^ ^oma* County s*ncc 1852 50 cents Spurs fall to Knicks in Game 3 Houston’s 34 paces New York; San Antonio leads series 2-1 NEW YORK (AP) — It took 41 days for someone to beat the San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA Finals took on a whole different look when the New York Knicks did just that. Behind 34 points from Allan Houston in one of the best games of his career, the Knicks defeated San Antonio 89-81 Monday night in Game 3 to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. The Knicks Game 3 Knicks 89, Spurs 81 New York 32 17 1624 —89 Spurs 2125 1619—81 Spurs lead best-of-seven series 2*1 Series Schedule Gams I: Spurs 89, New York 77 Game 2: Spurs 80, New York 67 Game4: ©New York, 8 p.m. Wednesday 'Game 8: ©New York, 8 p m Friday ‘Game6: ©San Antonio. 6:30 pm June 27 "Game 7: ©San Antonio, 8 p.m. June 29 * — if necessary TV: KMOL; Radio: WO Al. KCOR Two arrested in rape of girl, 16 North Texas men face $100,000 bond By Chris Crews Staff Writer Two North Texas men were arrested early Sunday morning and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year girl at a River Road campground. The suspects, ages 26 and 27, allegedly entered the tent of the Laporte girl and assaulted her, local lawmen said. Bond was set at $100,000 each for the suspects, who are from Royce City and Greenville east of Dallas. Comal County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tommy Ward said the two men did not know the girl but had a campsite at Mountain Breeze Campground next to one shared by the girl and six or eight of her high school friends visiting from the Gulf Coast. Ward said the girl was alone and asleep in her tent sometime after 3 a.m. when two men entered and assaulted her. Her friends apparently did not hear anything during the attack, Ward said. The girl freed herself from her attackers and sought help. Sheriff’s deputies and Canyon Lake Fire/EMS were dispatched at 3:50 a.m. The girl was treated at McKenna Memorial Hospital and has returned to her home in Laporte, Ward said. Alcohol was involved in the attack, Ward said. Ward said the campground Is management had hired security in place on the night of the incident. “I can’t think of a thing they could have done to avoid this,” Ward said. Inside Abby.............................. Classifieds................... ......5 .9-12 Comics......................... .......7 Crossword.................... .......5 Forum........................... .......6 Local/Metro................... .......4 Movies.......................... .......5 Obituaries..................... .......3 Sports...................... ......8 Today........................... .......2 Television...................... ........7 Key code 76 never trailed, and never let the Spurs’ numerous comebacks rattle them. It was San Antonio’s first loss since Game 2 of the first round and ended the Spurs’ NBA-record postseason winning streak at 12 games. Game 4 is Wednesday night, and another victory by New York could make this once-lethargic, low-rated series as compelling as any. To do so, the Knicks will need another night like the one they got from Houston — an inspired display of clutch shooting, whether on jumpers, drives or foul shots. Houston shot 10-for-24 from the field and 12-for-12 from the line as he tied his career playoff high. Latrell Sprewell added 24 and Larry Johnson had 16 for the (Gucks, who have played their best all season just when things have looked most bleak. Nothing would have been as daunting as facing a 3-0 deficit, and the Knicks played like they knew this was their only chance to give themselves an opportunity to win the series. New York came out fired up, opening a 14-point lead in a first quarter in which they debuted yet another new starting lineup, replacing Chris Dudley with Marcus Cam by. The Spurs quickly cut into that lead and finally tied the game midway through the third quarter, but Houston answered with several clutch shots to restore the Knicks’ comfort zone. San Antonio made one final charge in the fourth, but never got closer than four. One big reason why was the lack of production from Tim Duncan, who was scoreless in the fourth as he missed all four of his shots. Duncan finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, doing little after the Knicks started tnple-teaming him. David Robinson led the Spurs with 25 points. San Antonio shot 5-tor-18 in the fourth quarter and committed six of its 20 turnovers. New York led 65-62 entering the fourth, and the lead grew to seven in the first minute as Sprewell scored on a difficult drive and Camby had a thunderous dunk oft' an offensive rebound. Deadly 1-35 assault under investigation Bv Chris Crews Staff Writer A roadside confrontation led to the death of 40-year-old Dave M. Starr of Kendallville, Ind., who was killed ini Interstate 35 Friday night. Starr was pronounced dead at the scene near mile marker 198, less than one mile from the Comal County line, about IO p.m. Friday. Can You Help? lf you know anything about the assault, contact Hays County officials at (512) 393-7800. Hays County Sheriff’s Deputies and San Marcos Police found Starr’s body od See ASSAULT/3 Drain, drain, go away Rain fills streets with runoff, residents with memory of October tragedy By Heather Tooo Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials had their hands full Monday when torrential rains overflowed some local creeks, prompting road closures and a few high water rescues. Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties were under a flash flood warning Monday morning as a tropical weather system from the gulf mewed through South Texas, dumping several inches of rain in the San Antonio area. This came after a good soaking for the area on Sunday. A flash flood warning remained in effect for Comal County until 1:30 pm and then was extended to 3:30 pm A flood warning also was extended for Guadalupe County until 3:30 pm and until 4 p.m. for Hays County. Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Monday night Comal County was not under a flash flood warning, but a flash flood watch would remain in effect throughout the night Scattered shewers and thunderstorms also were predicted for toe area Monday night, with about an inch of rainfall predicted through 8:30 p.m., a forecaster said. Monte Oaks, a NWS forecaster in New Braunfels, said the weather system probably would stay in the area for another one or two days. ’’The upper level system remains unstable and there is an increase in gulf moisture moving up, so it’s getting worse with each day. We’ll probably see a halt in the next couple of days,” hie said. Oaks said the storms were fueled by a large amount of moisture in the air and a tropical wind from the gulf. Oaks also said the severity of the system put the Comal County area under a flash flood warning, rather than a flood watch, on Monday. “A flash flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding and residents should be aware of it, but a warning means there could be actually flooded conditions in the area and people need to take immediate precautions,” he said. Forecasters at the National Weather Service reported almost two inches of rain at the New Braunfels Airport Monday night, but Oaks said some parts of Bexar County received up to seven inches of rain during the past week. Road closures Steady rainfall Monday flooded many low water crossings in the area, prompting city and county officials to barricade portions of roadways or post Herald-Zeitung staff photos Top photo: Deputy G. Mayes of Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department directs traffic at a flooded low-water crossing near Farm-to-Market 725 Monday afternoon. Above: Drivers on Landa Street plow through water in the 700 block. Below: New Braunfels Fire and Rescue personnel prepare to load an accident victim into the ambulance after a collision on Interstate 35 on Monday morning. Landa Street businesses ready to bail if necessary By Peri Stone and Christina Minor Staff Writers Business owners along Landa Street, who watched Monday as rain collected in puddles more than a foot deep, wondered why drainage issues had not been addressed after October’s flood. New Braunfels city officials say they have taken action but major projects like Landa Street will need major funding. And major planning. lf the city adds more culverts beneath Landa Street to help with puddles on the streets— a project See DRAINAGE/3 warning signs for drivers. A portion of Rebecca Creek Road in the Spring Branch area was closed near the Guadalupe River because of high water, county officials said. An official with the county engineer’s office also said ’’Watch for Water” signs were placed along many roadways. Dispatchers with the Comal County Sheriff’s office said Monday night Rebecca Creek Road would be closed until this morning. County officials also reported Hoffman Lane, Hueco Springs Loop Road and Puigatory Road at the low water crossings had water over the roadway. However, those roads were not closed to traffic. County engineers said the roadways were flooded with runoff and would See STORM/4 ;