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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY March 2001 12 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctii HERALDZEITUNG 98 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents All in the family CHRIS The K a sisterbrother polka band from plays Monday night to a full house at the Brauntex Car crash claims SA mans life FROM STAFF REPORTS A 23yearold San Antonio man died early Sunday after his truck slammed into a traffic barrier on Interstate 35 and burst into New Braunfels Police John Wommack said Abel Chapa II was pronounced dead at the scene of the sin gle vehicle which occurred at 3 Police reported that Chapa was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of Interstate 35 just north of Solms Road when his extended 2001 Dodge pickup struck the quad guard on the left side of the New Braunfels firefight ers and police extinguished the fire and diverted traffic The skies at night Local public safety such as the Comal County Sheriffs have received reports of fires since the new Texas Independent Energy power station went online in Guadalupe County between Marion and New The megawatt plant produces considerable steam and is very brightly lit at Its seen over the hills south of Interstate are often visible for many Coupled with the they can create the appearance of a large Two indicted on capital murder charges BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SEGUIN Two men one a New Braunfels resident have been indict ed on capital murder charges in a pair of recent Guadalupe County District Attorney Bud Kirkendall said George Leslie Cantrell of New and Alejandro of each were indicted just after 5 Monday on a capital murder charge in unrelated Both men face possible lethal injection if although dis trict attorney for Guadalupe said he hasnt yet decided whether hell seek the death penalty in either Its too early to make that he Both suspects are being held with out Torres is in the Guadalupe county while Cantrell is being held in Uvalde The indictments were handed down by a Guadalupe County grand Cantrell also faces a murder charge in a Uvalde County a former cook at the Inter national House of Pancakes in New has been charged in connec tion with two 22 shooting Guadalupe County Sheriffs Depart See Shadow students get real work experience Whats Up Shadow Day is spon sored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Nearly 150 middle school students from New Canyon and New Braunfels Christian Academy will Sixtyfour businesses are hosting shadow The students and busi ness leaders will meet at 8 Wednesday at BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will welcome area eighthgraders to the real world Wednesday during its annual Shadow Students who participate will shadow members of the business The kids will follow a business person around for the day to see what it is like in the free enterprise said Jim director of economic devel opment for the A total of 148 students from New Braunfels Middle Canyon Middle School and New Braunfels Christian Academy will participate These eighthgraders will meet for breakfast at 8 at the New Braunfels Middle School After the repre sentative from the 64 busi nesses will take the stu dents assigned to them to The students will be exposed to a variety of daily activities that they would encounter on the The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce asked for volun teers among its member businesses to host the stu dents for the The stu dents participating in the program will shadow some one from a type of business that the student is most interested Scheele said one student asked to go to a particular financial institution because he wanted to see why his mother came home late all the onto the northbound frontage road for about an hour and a Wommack Chapa was the only per son in the Wommack Comal County Judge Danny Scheel pronounced Chapa Chapas body was taken to Zoeller Funeral Home and then to the Bexar County Medical Examiners office for An official in the Bexar County Medical Examiners office said late Monday afternoon that preliminary autopsy results showed that Chapa was killed by blunt head and neck The accident was caused by excessive Worn mack Two 13 hurt in high school shooting tells Its just me BY BEN Fox Associated Press Writer AP 15yearold boy who had been picked on and had talked about shooting class mates allegedly opened fire in a high school bathroom killing two people and wounding 13 in the nations deadliest school attack since Qne student said the boy had a smile on his face as he fired away with a pistol at Santana High School in this middleclass San Diego sub The a freshman whose name was not sur rendered in the dropped his gun and said he acted telling officers Its just according to sheriffs Officials did not release the suspects but the shooter was identified by stu dents as Andy Williams and a source close to the investi gation said his full name is Charles Andrew Authorities said he will be charged as an adult with assault with a dead ly weapon and gun posses Sheriffs and FBI offi cials served a search war rant Monday night on the apartment where the teen lived with his father and removed a computer hard drive about 30 minutes after The slain students were identified as Bryan and Randy Authorities said one of the victims was a campus super while a student suf fered minor injuries in a car accident while fleeing the I know in your minds is the overriding question Why District Attorney Paul Pfingst The sus pect has made I will not share the contents See Local schools Comittunication key to preventing violence BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Chills went up New Braunfels High School principal Mike Fitskos spine when he heard the news of another school shooting A 15yearold boy now is accused of killing two students and wounding 13 other people in a San Diego area high I thought not Fitsko When I go to school tomorrow my eyes will be opened just a little bit According to the suspect boasted that he was going to shoot some students at his Comal Independent School District officials said they believed com munication was key to preventing that kind of The bottom line in our the district opinion is that communication is the said Kari public information officer for Comal The district addresses communication through many different including Crime See Autopsy Man found dead in motel committed suicide FROM STAFF REPORTS The man found dead in a New Braunfels motel room Friday apparently took his own New Braunfels Detective John Rips said the a Sliyearold Michi gan killed The Bexar County Medical Examiners office has ruled a suicide the of William Hagel of Midland Michi Rios Public safety officials were called at about noon Friday to the Super 8 motel on Texas 46 at Interstate 35 after a guest there failed to answer his door for motel They arrived to find the man dead in a second floor Police have not released how he took his INSIDE Key Acting machine Students from Oak Run Schools theater department make up the Human an exercise rou tine with different sounds and at Oak Run Monday as part of Fine Arts CHRIS ;