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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY, JUNE 30,2007 Zeitung SPORTS Winning start New Braunfels youngsters win Little League opener at NBLL Field under sunny skies. Page 8A SPORTS Pool Party Weather permitting, 27th annual Schlitterbahn Open begins at Landa Park Pool today.    Page    8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 298 20 pages, 2 sections CLICK WWW? 500 I a *56825 00001 r xxx xxx High Low 90 71 Details .... 1B j DEAR ABBY 3B I CLASSIFIEDS 4B j COMICS 2B I CROSSWORD 2B I FORUM 4A j OBITUARIES 3A I SPORTS 8A j TV GRIDS 3B - wm iPhone fever hits New Braunfels By David Saleh Rauf The Herald Zeitung Emily Pack’s silver Sanyo cell phone with a Hello Kitty screensaver is what some would could call pass6. So when Pack set up her folding chair at IO a.m. outside the AT&T store off Walnut Street and patiently waited for eight hours, INSIDE Not everyone is thrilled by Apple's latest must-have gadget.    2A she had only one thing on her mind — walking away with an iPhone. All around the country, gadget hounds, techies and electronic buffs anxiously stood in line Friday to get their hands on the newest technological gizmo to hit the market. In New Braunfels, things were no dif- See iPhoWho needs an umbrella? MONTY MARION/Herald-Zeitung Chris Lykins of Seguin waits at the AT&T store on Walnut Avenue Friday to buy an iPhone. Photos by KARLA HELD/Herald-Zeitung ABOVE: Hanna-Belle Moore, 12, hangs loose during her time with the Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp at the Landa Park spring-fed pool. BELOW: Cody Allen, 11, slides down into the pool. No weather woes for aquatic campers By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung While the recent inclement weather forced drivers to slow down as they passed through Landa Park, more than 20 summer camp students hurried out of a dry passenger van and into the park's otherwise empty spring-fed wading pool Thursday. “They’re wet anyway, so the rain doesn’t bother them,” said Lendon Gilpin, coordinator of the Aquatic lf Sciences Adventure camp. “I hope we get a break from the bad weather,” Gilpin said. “But this week, our kids are mainly ll - and 12-year-olds, so the rain doesn’t even dampen their spirits.” The aquatic studies camp is an annual program run by Texas State University at San See CAMP, Page 3A Pickup driver gets 11 years for killing boy Miller will not be eligible for parole until 2013 By David Saleh Rauf The Herald-Zeitung Three hours after a Comal County jury on Thursday found Roy Mack Miller jr., guilty of second degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon, he broke down in court and shed tears for the family of the 12-year-old boy he killed with his truck. During an afternoon recess, a slightly hunchbacked Miller slowly rose from his spot at the defense desk, crossed the rail and asked for forgiveness from °v 1 er Ryan Matthew Padillas family. It was the first conversation between the two parties since Miller hit and killed Padilla with his pickup in December of 2005. One-by-one, Padillas family stood up, in tears, and walked out of the courtroom. Minutes later, Padillas mother, Yvonne Skeen, and older sister returned and embraced Miller. Thursday’s emotional scene was characteristic of the four-day retrial that came to a close Friday when jurors sentenced Miller to 11 years in prison. See SENTENCE, Page 2AJudge dismisses most of lawsuit; STOP vows to appeal By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung The judge presiding over the river ordinance lawsuit Filed by Stop the Ordinances Please against the city of New Braunfels ruled Friday that only the four outfitters in the River management fee amendment will proceed in stand-alone case group have the right to sue the city—and only on the river management fee issue. Even before visiting Judge Ron Carr reconvened the 207th District Court at the Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels, he called both sides into his chambers for about IO minutes. When the court convened, Carr announced that the plaintiffs — Rockin “R” River Rides, Texas Tubes, Corner Tubes, and Gruene Home Run Batting Cages and Tubing — would be granted standing on the amendment seeking to eliminate the $ 1.25 per person river management fee levied on outfitters by the city. Carr’s decision means the city ordinances regulating See LAWSUIT, Page 10A INSIDE THE RULING I Judge upholds city ordinances limiting cooler sizes and banning beer bongs and Jell-0 shots. I Former mayor loses, but he'll have another day in court.    IOA The Sonier Group ERA - D. Lee Edwards Realty w “Unmatched, Attention For Your Real Estate Needs” www.newbrawrWspropeflles com PROUDLY SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS & SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier Q. Jerry Sonier 830.832.8815    210.885.6188 Email: [email protected] p.n*., WWay i Lake Commerce ani the Guadalupe wouf 600 cf* at midnight Friday. The flow will be set at 4,000 from Monday to Friday. The Comal River we* closed Friday but may be re-evaluated. ;