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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas COMING SU NDAY Don’t miss a call Local business offers way to keep customers happy even when they are on another phone line. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,2005 bUUTHUtST HICROfmiSHOS 2627 I VANDELL DR el paso tx moi ) 111111«) 1111111) i 111,, |) ((() (11 LUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Saints to play three home games in San Antonio, four in Baton Rouge. Page 5A Airport expansion to take smaller scale By Ron Maloney Staff Writer FORUM SOUND OFF Guest columnist Adam Cork writes how common sense, compassion are important during tragedy. Page 4 By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The New Braunfels Municipal Airport expansion project is moving forward on a much smaller scale than originally proposed. City council approved researching a $1.6 million bond issue Monday to pay for improvements that will double the size of the existing communi ty hanger and add office space to one side. The project will not be finalized until council approves issuing the bonds at a fttture date. Councilwoman Valerie Hull was the only member to oppose the motion, after expressing con-cern the project was being “rushed.” Airport Manager Andy Spinks said the expanded buildings were necessary to keep tenant Silver State Helicopters from moving to another airport. “If we want to continue our See CITY, Page 2 Valerie Hull Report details DeWalts’ final days living in Mexico ALUMINUM TREASURES Suzanne DeWalt might have been preparing to move when she was taken into custody Friday night in Mexico. According to a report provided to the Child Rescue Network by private investigator Philip Klein, DeWalt, who was booked into Comal County Jail under her maiden name, Suzanne Kearns, was using the assumed name Jenny Johnson, and Jeremy DeWalt, 7, was using the name John Johnson. The nine-page report, made available by Klein to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, details the final days of DeWalt s time on the run in Mexico. DeWalt had accused her ex-husband and two relatives of sexually abusing the boy on a trip out of state in 2000. DeWalt, 42, fled with the boy Od 25,2002, rather than turn him over to his father, Michael DeWalt, at the conclusion of a two-week child custody trial in New Braunfels. A Comal County jury awarded custody to Michael DeWalt. Klein, who specializes in finding children See DEWALT, Page 6 A Boy Scout troop leader and a Scout float down the Guadalupe River with the trash they gathered Saturday afternoon. Boy Scouts help in annual Friends for Rivers cleanup Roberts says will judge with fairness if confirmed A Boy Scout troop leader picks up trash along the banks of the Guadalupe River as the Scouts pick up cans from a raft. By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The boys of Spring, Texas Boy Scout Tfoop 1659 had their hands full Saturday on the Comal River — fighting off “pirates” who would raid their boats, capsize them and steal their cargo. That’s because it’s happened before. The precious cargo was mostly aluminum. The pirates were older Scouts from other troops who would turn the aluminum in as though they d mined it themselves — from the bottom of the river, where it has been dropped all summer. And so went another rendition of the annual “Friends For Rivers” cleanup of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in which about 700 people — this year including more than 500 Scouts from across the state — converge on the river after the tourist season and help clean it up. The annual cleanup, which this year included everything downstream from the third Guadalupe River crossing to Interstate 35, was begun about 15 years ago by river outfitters. “We just started one year,” said outfitter Zero Rivers. “We didnt have IOO people the first year we did it. Now See SCOUTS. Page 3 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Pf Mostly cloudy DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS IO COMICS    8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM    4 High Low I OBITUARIES 3 93    75    | SPORTS    5 Details .....7    i TV GRIDS    9 Vol. 154, No. 253 12 pages, 1 sections By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON—Supreme Court nominee John Roberts pledged Monday to judge with humility and “without fear or favor” if approved as the nation’s 17th chief justice and youngest in 200 years. “I have no agenda,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee at the opening of confirmation hearings. “I have no platform. Judges are not politicians who can promise to do certain things in exchange for votes,” said the 50-year-old appeals court judge and former Reagan administration lawyer, picked by President Bush to succeed the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He added, “Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules; they apply them." See ROBERTS, Page 6 17th annual business trade show Wednesday UPDATES By Leigh Jones StaffWriter AT A GLANCE What: Business trade show Local businesswoman Chandler Gray was busy preparing to promote her services to New Braunfels Monday by making plans to take her poodle to the groomer. Tina, a standard-sized version of the more commonly recognized French “foo-foo” dog, will be strutting her stuff Wednesday during the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Business TTade Show to promote Dog-Watch of Central Texas, Gray's hidden fence system construction company. “The show gives us great exposure and name recognition," Gray said. “We don’t have a store front, so this is the I When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Civic center Cost: $5 best way to get our business in front (rf a lot of people. Tile event is very well attended.” Gray will join more than 60 other exhibitors at the 17th annual event, expected to draw more than 700 visitors to the civic center. With a little help from her owner, Tina will be handing out “doggie bags” full of biscuits and Gray’s business cards. Prancing around the show floor can make for sore paws, but in the true spirit of a business to business event, Una will be able to turn to one of the other exhibitors for help. Pain Away Footwear owner Cheryl Guest will have shoes on hand for potential customers to try, although finding two pairs in Tinas size might be difficult. Like Gray, Guest will be making her second appearance at the annual show. “I have a relatively new business, and this is a great opportunity to let Tracking the news Man shot by deputies in critical, but stable condition LAST WE KNEW: Comal County Sheriff's deputies shot a 48-year-old Guadalupe County man who brandished a weapon at them early Saturday in the Potters Creek campground. LATEST: A Comal County Sheriff's Office official Monday morning said the man, who has not been identified, remained in critical but stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. See SHOW, Page 2 NEXT: Sheriff's investigators and Texas Rangers continued their review of the shooting Monday. Sheriff Bob Holder says the deputies acted properly. The Sonier Group ERA-D. 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