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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW M s Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 9 can water today before 9 and after 7 For information call 6088925 HERALDZFTTI JNG Vol 149 No 240 42 pages in 4 sections October 1 2000 SUNDAY S INSIDE Aggies beat Tech JaMar Toombs scored two touchdowns in the final and Texas had three intercep tions and a blocked punt that led to 20 points as the Aggies beat Texas Tech B Keith Warren For once the seas were calm for me and my fishing buddies in Galveston We boarded a charter boat at 6 B Being square is totally cool Really Just ask the folks who have discovered the art of square dancing loosely defined as eight people flowing in uni son 71C Weather helps weekend plans Whatever plans Texans have for the weekend the weather should cooper ate Most areas should have sunny skies and mild temperatures in the 80s to 90s South Texas should be enjoyable with clear skies cool temperatures and low humidity thanks to southerly to southwesterly winds Overnight temperatures were mild with 50s in the northern naif of the region to the lower 60s in the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas Coast Predawn temperatures ranged from 50 degrees in Austin to 69 degrees in Galveston INDEX Week KtycMto77 Roofers get hailstorm of work BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The destruction Mother Nature rained on New Braunfels in March translated into a busy summer for roofers and insurance companies Hail hit New Braunfels twice that month The first storm on March 16 beat more than 100 birds to death near the Courtyard Shopping Cen ter and damaged the HEB roof so badly that it was forced to close for a day New Braunfels has spent months recovering from the two storms Between April and August the city of New Braunfels issued 788 building permits for reroofing jobs with total construction costs esti mated at more than million The city cannot say if all those reroofing jobs resulted from the hailstorm Local roofers however say they have definitely had more work than usual as a result of the hail If the hailstorm wouldnt have hit I bet there would have been maybe probably a third of what were doing now due to the hail said Randall Scholl of Scholl Remodeling and Roofing in New Braunfels Without the March storm the hot dry summer might have See CHRIS Jose Reyes and Juan Lucio from workers for Vami Roofing repair a hail damaged roof Friday afternoon on Kentucky Boulevard in New Braunfels Ancient gladiators Old tractors pull their own weight in fair contest K JESSIE Above Driving a 1956 John Deere Wheatland 80 Mark Magerkurth finishes his run in the twoman tractor pulloff Magerkurth and New Braunfels Michael Henk finished first and second respectively in the open class tractor pull Saturday evening BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The tractor pull at the Comal County Fair Saturday made mod emday tractor pulls look like a glam rock band from the 1980s all hair and makeup no substance Almost 60 antique tractors built before the 1960s tugged a sled weighed down with thousands of pounds A lot of people still farm with these tractors Theyre not real hot rods but theyll put out more pow said Michael Henk one of the event organizers For every grind of a gear every time one of the beasts black knob by tires dusted with dirt spun out a face in the crowd grimaced These old gals could not be pulling these weights not that far and not while cars get stuck on blocks after five years on the streets These old antique tractors were built to be more durable than these newer said Eugene Moeller Comal County Fair senior director And we dont have computers on City slickers might say maneu vering these ancient tractors is a skill but the operators do not real ly see it that way See K JESSIE Parker Buck three watches the tractor pull event at the 107th annual Comal County Fair Below Michael Henk tries to drag pounds in the pulloff for the open class Saturday on his John Deere 8301 SHEPHARD Old graveyard brings good luck BY JENNIFER ROOMGUEZ Staff Writer First in a Series A string of mishaps led Terry Peters to believe he was stuck in a run of bad luck But his luck got better after he stumbled upon some graves corralled inside an old wire fence a few hundred feet from his back door Overgrown with hardy Texas brush the five graves from the 1800s penned into a tiny portion of an 80acre property were not hard to miss I really dont know what set me to Peters said 1 was just walking by and I had a feeling there was something out Since we found the cemetery and cleaned it up weve had nothing but good The couple worries about the safety of the private family cemetery one of an esti mated to in Texas part of the history of Peters See High tech body search produces no results BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The search for the body of Anthony Shephard came up empty for an eighth day Saturday in spite of the efforts of a California based search and rescue expert and three dogs trained to locate cadavers Its up to the dogs said Daniel Misiaszek late Saturday morning Misiaszek commander of the San Marcos Area Recovery Team said a search in detail of a 160foot cir cle over the spot Doug Copp said he believed a body would likely be found failed to turn up the 14year old Houston boy missing since Sept 23 and presumed drowned Copp internationally renowned for his work in dis asters and high profile searches that range from airliner crashes to mudslides and catastrophic earthquakes believed Friday he had located a spot with his instru ments where either Shephard would be found or someone else might Its either Anthony or its someone else of maybe its a deer or something I just dont Copp said Its really this simple something is causing these Misiaszek said SMART divers searched the spot very carefully by anchoring one man directly beneath where Copps instruments pointed to and by gradually increasing the size of a circle around it using lines to guide on Visibility in the water is very limited at the 100foot depth Misiaszek said He speculated Copp could have indicated some thing that was adrift above the divers which they would not have seen from more than a very few feet away A Army Corps of Engineers boat and a SMART craft crisscrossed the lake Saturday carry ing dogs as well as Copp as he made another attempt to locate Shephards body as divers suited up and about a dozen of Shephards family members watched from shore Family members supported by area businesses residents and friends have maintained their vigil since the boy slipped below the water at around 11 more than a week ago Saturdays efforts centered on areas winds or currents may have moved Shephards body to and included a shoreline search Misiaszek said SMART would suspend its search Saturday although another team of volunteer divers would be on the lake today CHRIS Emma Bauers gravesite is one of five marked graves in a neglected local grave yard Experts estimate that approximately 95 percent of the early Texas settlers cemeter ies and gravesites in Texas are in pastures and along back roads ;