New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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tB pages in two sections ■ F riday, March 28, 1997 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Homo of Mary Ut Hall Vol 145. No 97
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The New Braunfels Herald Zeitunft extends birthday wishes to: Nancy Bingham, Tina linda-man, KuUIn Rodriguez, Nancy SchhHrr, (lair Dumarudui (Sat-unlay), Judy Jidfwl (Saturday), Katie Bader (IH yean eld, Saturday), Mary lac Hall, Drew Heather Woody (ll yam old), Paula IMaz, Royca Hart, Doris Waterman, Steven Muecke, Rind Vanstory, Barharu Austin (Saturday), Donald W. Talley (Saturday), Amy Mortar (Saturday), linda Caddefl, Joy ( added, Ma
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old), Mary Jenschke, Megan (nmzalr/ (6 years old), Valerie Rosales (15 yean old), I zatlir ■aes, Marie I zing (Saturday), Steve Muecke.
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Judy and David James (5 years), Claudia and Ralph Wlesepape (5 years), Julie and Jack Cook.
Tit have a hirtlulay ar anniversary listed here, call 625 V144.
By DIMM DZIUK
Friends of the late New Braunfels High School students Admi Trollinger and Bomi na Sanchez went to the site Thursday where die two died. They cned and remembered their friends, and began to say their goodbyes.
Trollinger, 17, and Sanchez, 18, died Wednesday night, when an Amtrak train hit Trollinger* b Camara as it crossed the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at FM 1102 and Conrads Road. Defuse Mats, 18, of Valle De Bravo which is just outside of Mexico City, also died in the accident.
Load child psychiatrist Dr. Caroline Batenburg said the difficulty of death at any age depends on how close an individual was to the deceased. She said what makes it difficult in instances such as (hts is die surprise.
‘*1 think no matter how a person dies it’s difficult,'' Batenburg said. T think a’s more difficult if ifs unexpected. Them’s no goodbyes.”
Forrest McBrydt. a New Braunfels
must work through their grief end say their goodbye*. He said parents need to talk end litten to their children, and not hurry them through the grieving process or try to minimize the pain they feel.
"Crying is just perfectly OK in a ut-ujaion like this,” McBrydc said. "Kids need to remember diet die pain they're feeling is the expression of the love and caring they had for thew f That's not something you want to rad) through."
McBrydc said the death of a teen-
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Many turn lo their faith to find solace in the face of grief Suggested Bible verses to help cope with some aspects of grief are found in HWhen Death Has Touched Your Ufo," by John E. Bier gen, published by the Pilgrim Prest;
■ Hope in despair Psalm 13
■ Empathy m suffering Psalm 38 6-108, 16,21-22
■ God nurtures and provides: Psalm 23
■ Hop© and refuge Psalm 9114a
■ Assurance of God s presence Psalm 91 14-16
■ Jesus' promise; John 11.26-26a
Source The Rev Fred Merlin, pastor of First Untied Methodist
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A day after they died in a tragic car accident, daw tram agm were remembered during a candlelight ceremony Thuraday night at the accident lite on Cornada Lane in eeuem Comal County
Friend* and family gathered at the railroad track* to remember Adam Trollinger, 17, Romma Sanchez, 18, both of New Braunfels and Dernae Mala.18, Sanchez's cousin from Mexico Friends of Adam TroWngsr and
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Pastor Ray Still Oakwood Baptist Church
Investigation of deadly collision continues
By ABC LEVY
Ollie si U from the Railroad Com-miHHion ol I exalt Mild they ate conducting an iii vest i nm I*'ti ut the vehicle-train collision thai clanned die lives* ol three teen-agers in eastern ( renal County on Wednesday.
Tile victims. Adam l .yun I indulger, 17, of New Braunfels; Romma Sanchez, IK, of New Braunfels and I kin sc Mala, IK, of Valle Dc Bravo near Mexico C ity, were riding in a red ( hcvrolel < allium
Bob Kaufman, (he commission's director of public inhumation, said the creiutiissirei was reviewing safely procedures of the Amtrak tram as ll (raveled south on die Union Pacific Railroad (racks neat ( oui ads Road K.Ullin.iii said commission inspector George Rascal investigated (he site of (be accident Thursday bul declined to say when Rased would complete tile investigation,
Kaufman said (he inspector was checking whether the (rum hail followed the standard procedures stale and federal laws require
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HOOKS ON COPING WITH GRIEF AND DEPRESSION
The DtttJinger Memorial Library. 608-2160, has book. on coping \Mth grief and depression Library employees can help find more resources^ few of the catalogued volumes are;
■ "Living with Death and Dying," Elizabeth Kohler-Roes,
155 9 KUB
U “Living through Mourning," Harriet Sarrioff Schiff
■ "Recovering from tfie Loss of a Child," Katherine Fair Donnelly, 155 9 DON
■ "Ttie Worst Los* How Famnios Heal," Barbara D Rosof,
155 937 ROS
■Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement,” Karen Gravel Ie
■ Tfie Grief Recovery Hand book," John W James
■ "How Do We Tell lf ie Cf iii dren? A Parents’ Guide to I lolp my Children Understand and
Cope When Someone Dies," Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons 155 9 SCH
■ How to Cope Witt) Depression," Raymond J- DePaulo, M D , 616 8527 DEP
■ 'You Are Not Alone,” Julia Tfiorne, 616 85
Delgado receives life in prison for robbery conviction
By ABC LEVY
Alter deliberating Ire only slightly more than one hour, a (‘renal County jury convicted Robert Delgado, 42, of ( ret verse on Thursday of robbing a downtown credit store with a BB handgun three months ago immediately after the conviction, the 12-member jury was released, and after about a ti vc-minute punishment hearing, visiting District Judge Chuck Miller of Austin sentenced Delgado lo life in prison for the first-degree felony offense
District Attorney Dib Waidnp said be was pleased with die outcome and that the minimum time in prison Delgado must serve would be 30 years before being eligible for parole "(The jury’*) sentence that they handed down was appropriate," he said “He is a master of disguises urn! I think the jury figured dial out" Court-appointed defense attorney Vicki I .anglian! said she was disappointed by the verdict arid plans to dis cuss Delgado's options to appcul with him
"I said on Monday I thought we had picked a good jury," she said. "I think
tlicy worked hard Of course I'm dis app*unled I think there were some discrepancies Ink I think we did all we were supposed to.”
Most of the jurors disclosed few comments about tlieir decision to the media, saying only (hat the articles ol clothing found at the house of the defendant’s girlfriend and other evidence were key factors iii determining guilt
Police testified during the trial thai Oley found a BH luindgun, black sweat dun, black hock suppon and black ski mask al Ole girlfriend's house the day of the robbery
I hose items, witnesses said, were worn by the robber who stole more than 1*1,000 from the credit service store
Waidnp had Delgado try on the clothing and wield the gun in the manner that witnesses described the n*MK-r acted while saying, "(jive mc your money "
Witnesses at the credit store said they recognized Iklgado’s voice din mg lite iobl>ery and said he threatened them with Or* gun and with commands lo tis* et lect that lie was planning to kill them
“ll was pretty clear,” said one juror
who wished to remain anonymous “Any questions iii the i**omi we were able to discuss We tried veiy hard to take the devil s advocate position to he lair "
the black ski mask became a key topic ot discussion lot lawyeis during (lie Inal
I he prosecution offered testimony thai the mask gave the tohhci an overall appearance of black as he entered the credit service office
I he defense countered thai it had two gray sliijies (hat witnesses never mentioned in their testimony.
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Need a fund-raiser for your non-profit or ga/ n/ation? Gel your group together to provide and sell food at VolunteerFest 97 on April 1? Call Karen at 620-7520 or 625 3887 lo participateVisitor Cont or voluntoori needed
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the new Highway Visitor Center planned to open in mid-May The Chamber cur-£ rently has a great volunteer core, but new volunteers are needed to staff tfie new center Anyone interested can call Lyndi Moon at tfie Cfiarnber office, 625-2385Scouts iviliblt for odd Jota
Boy Scouts will clean out your garage, room, closet, etc , to earn fonds to attend summer camp They will haul off un war ti ed items Call 629-3811.CIM sit spring brook noxt wook
The Comal Independent School District will be on spring break from Monday to April 4 Schools and tfie central admin istrative offices will be closed They will reopen at ttieir normal times April 7 Personnel will be available at the CISD central office from 9 a rn to noon week days for Board of Trustee Blee ; tux i mattersArbor Dog oolotorstion
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An Arbor Day celebration will be at 2 p m April 1 near the playground in Landa Park, at the comer of Fredericksburg Road ana Playground Drive H is sponsored by the New Braunfels Garden Club Advisory Board The public is invited to attend
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Sadness legacy of spring break
Romlns Bancha* Adam Trotting*Kudos from the Community Council of South Central Texas1 Head Start program. See page 4A