New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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T T THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,2005
SPORTS READY TO PLAY
Smithson Valley football player overcomes many obstacles to help out on the gridiron. Page 5A
INSIDE READ TO WIN
Score a Touchdown for Reading program kicks off at Canyon Intermediate School. Page 2A
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DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3BScam reaches wrong target—assistant DA
By Ron Maloney
Part of being successful in any criminal enterprise involving a con game is carefully picking your mark.
It didn’t pan out this week for someone in New York who sent out a letter looking for a patsy for the “Euro Lotto” — a scam designed to fleece someone who hopes to win a sweepstakes they didn’t enter.
Sam Katz — Assistant District
Attorney Sam Katz—got home from work Tuesday to find he was the “lucky winner.”
The letter infonning him of his winnings included a check for the first $4,700 installment of a $94,000 lottery payout purportedly from Spain.
All he had to do to deposit the “lottery” check was send overseas — and out of reach of U.S. law enforcement — a check for the taxes on the $94,000, which amounted to a thousand dollars less.
So even if it turned out to be a
scam, Katz would still be ahead by about a grand, right?
“You figure, even if its bad, you’ll come out $1,000 to the good until
See TARGET, Page 3A
HARD TO STAY HUMBLE
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Mo Humble, right, jokes around with musician Sam Baker during a taping of the HumbleTime radio show at the Freiheit Country Store Saturday afternoon.
Festival marks decade of working to save Texas music
By Ron Maloney
Friends, freaks and clowns, pack your coolers. Load up the barbecue pit, jump-start the microbus and get ready for a road trip.
Leslie, Mo and Ace have a treat in store for you in New Braunfels this weekend, but believe it or not, it’s not at the Freiheit Country Store.
The “I lumbleTime Festival" begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Goodtime (Campground, located just below the third crossing on River Road.
It continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with the “Humble Song Slam” songwriter’s contest and then Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight. Admission for one day is $15. A two-day ticket is $25. Tickets are available at the gate or at Texas-Music-Store.com. Festival information is available at humbietime.com.
“We’re pumped up and getting
ready for the festival,” Mo Humble said Wednesday.
Humble Time aficionados who have listened to the twice-monthly radio shows taped at Freiheit for more than nine years are also avid festival-goers, Humble said. This weekend’s festival is for them.
“The folks who come to these shows go to a lot of music fests,” Humble said. "The idea of being able to camp out and have a couple days of music really appeals to this crowd. It ll be really nice camping on the banks of the Guadalupe River.”
It ll be a little different, not being out in Freiheit, but there just wasn’t enough room in the store to accom • modate a festival. I Jumble said.
Goodtime Campground will be able to handle 2,000 festival-goers, with tubing and shuttles available.
“We don’t in any stretch of the imagination expect that many peo
ple, but we could handle them,” Humble said.
Food, soft drink and water vendors will be set up on site. Anyone who wishes is encouraged to bring their own beer.
“This is about the music, not how many cups of beer we can sell, but you’re welcome to bring your own," Humble said.
More than a dozen acts will perform for one hour each with “tweeners,” — solo or duet artists — set up on an adjacent stage.
“My goal as emcee is to have continuous music rather than a band and 20 minutes of yakking, then a band and 20 minutes of yakking. You kind of lose your momentum,” I luinble said. “As soon as a band finishes, we’ll go for tile tweeners.’ If I can achieve 55 minutes of music
See HUMBLE, Page 7 A
HUMBLE TIME FESTIVAL
More than a dozen musicians will participate in the Humble Time Festival this weekend.The lineup of musicians includes: Friday 6 p.m. to midnight
■ Luke Leveritt
■ Tommy Hill
■ Shelley King & Floramay Holliday
■ Claude Morgan & the HIX
■ Foscoe Jones
■ TheThrillbillies Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
■ "Humble Song Slam" Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight:
■ Gaylynn Robinson
■ Adam Donmoyer
■ Mark Jungers and the Whistling Mules
■ The Swindles
■ Macon Greyson featuring Buddy Huffman
Special Olympians turn their attention to bocce ball
By Jessica Sanders
You may not play bocce ball, you may not even loiow what it is, but there is still a chance to contribute to the New Braunfels Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament.
Pat Lynch, president of the New Braunfels area Special Olympics, said some volunteers are still needed to help set up for Friday’s event, and people can also contribute by buying lunch during die tournament. Proceeds go to the
AT A GLANCE
■ What: Special Olympics Bocce BallTournament
■ When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
■ Where: New Braunfels High School
■ To volunteer, call Pat Lynch at 625-8282
The tournament will run from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the New Braunfels High School football stadium. Opening ceremonies,
including the national anthem and a colorguard presentation, will begin at IO a.m.
“ We ll have barbecue sandwich plates, sausage on a stick and snow cones,” Lynch said. “It would be great for people to buy some lunch and help Special Olympics.” This will be the first bocce ball tournament for Special Olympics Region 13.
Bocce was added as a World Games level Special Olympics sport in 1995.
According to the United States Bocce federation, bocce originated in Italy as a game of skill and strategy.
The object of the game is to roll the bocce, a ball weighing about three pounds, as close as possible to the pallino, smaller ball. The bocce coming closest to the pallino scores.
Volunteers are needed tor setup and training from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday behind the football stadium.
Kingsbury signs with Jets
By Will Wright
Former New Braunfels and Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was signed by the New York Jets Wednesday, becoming the team’s third-string quarterback.
After top QB Chad Pennington and backup Jay Fiedler were lost for the season with injuries Kliff in last Sunday’s 26-20 Kingsbury overtime loss to Jacksonville, the lets on Tuesday went to 41-year-old VinnyTestaverde. Testaverde, out of football this year after capping an 18-season NFL career iast year with Dallas, will hack up untested Brooks Bollinger this Sunday in Baltimore.
Jets spokesman Ron Colangelo confirmed die move Wednesday afternoon. Kingsbury was unavailable for comment, but his father, Tim, said his son joined the team Tuesday
“All I know is that he went up there yesterday,” the elder Kingsbury said. “They
See KINGSBURY Page 7A
Will they win?
Smithson Valley meets Judson while Canyon visits Uvalde under the Friday Night Lights.
Friends of the Library book sale kicks off today
By Leigh Jones
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two days, the (avie • South Seguin Ave Center will become the city’s biggest hook store, with thousands of previously appreciated volumes for sale at paper-thin prices.
Every penny raised through the sale will go to the library to pay for needs not covered by this year’s budget.
Sale items are collected throughout the year and stored away for the annual sale. Monday, 54 volunteers unloaded box after box onto tables and sorted the hooks into easily browseable categories.
The stile has books av ailable in every category. including paperback romance novels, the largest section, and mysteries, the most popular section.
For die first time in the sides history, bibliophiles Ciui browse through a section on American heritage, complete with wall decorations chronicling major events in the nation’s history.