Thursday, September 20, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY aber 2001 14 pages in 2 sections 14 pages in 2 sectii JNG 268 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Operation Infinite Justice Pentagon deploys aircraft to Middle East AP photo In this handout picture from the Navy made available an F14A Tomcat fighter plane taxis to a catapult for launch aboard USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea The Enterprise was to have returned home from the Persian Gulf this month after the USS Carl Vinson but the orders were changed and the Enterprise remains in the RUMSFELD Girls school project Jf turns into fundraiser BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Last weeks tragedies in New York City and Wash ington may seem some what distant to most 10year And what could a school kid in Texas do to anyway Ask Meredith The Canyon Intermediate School fifth grader has been working in her free time to raise about so far for the families of firefighters lost in the attacks on the World Trade Meredith and her school mates found out about the Peggy front becomes an official Newfie at a party thrown by Norris Arm residents after Delta Flight 49 was strand ed in Photo submitted assault on the morning of 11 during school test The principal brought a note in and said the planes had They said it was an We stopped and had a moment of Meredith That she watched news videotape of the attack and collapse of the twin tow ers with her Meredith said she started making felt flags in a school project later that We had to make some thing white and blue in Meredith They said we could make a ribbon if we wanted and I went JESSIE Meredith greets city officials as she donates money to the New York firefighters relief Accepting her donation is New Braunfels fire Jack sec ond from She raised about selling flags she made for a school upstairs and started making ey for My Kevin Murphys By Meredith had a fireman in decided to make more and to try to sell them to raise mon See Stranded in Canada Town opens homes to passengers BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer When New Braunfels resident Peggy Davis boarded Delta Flight 49 from on she had no idea the flight would end in the remotest part of She also did not know that by the she would make lifelong friends of people on the flight and be touched by the kindness of people in a small Canadian I couldnt believe how the town reached out to Davis Teo ple gave us their beds and slept on the floor or in their It was the most amazing thing I get goose bumps thinking about Davis was on an international flight diverted from the United States when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the See BY ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer WASHINGTON The Air Force laid the groundwork Wednesday for dispatching dozens of warplanes to the Persian Gulf setting in motion the United States promised battle against ter The United States is repo sitioning some of its forces to support the presidents Pres i d e n t Bushs national security Condoleez za said without elabo The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt also was sent toward the Mediter ranean to join two aircraft carriers already in the region near where suspect Osama bin is said to be Combat including F16 Fighting Falcons and F15 will be preceded by Air Force airlift control teams from bases in Califor nia and New senior defense officials It probably will take about a week to get the combat planes in position to carry out Operation Infinite Jus one official Asked whether Defense Secretary Donald Rums feld had signed a deploy ment his chief Paul Wolfowitz said Wednes There are movements and we will see more move He would not elabo Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio is home to a National Guard F16 Officials at the base refused to say if that unit was part of the fighter planes deploying to the Persian Some officials involved in the military planning want Bush to target but advisers close to the presi dent say Saddam Hussein is not an initial He wants to strike bin Laden and his alleged terrorist net the officials speaking on condition of Developments Bush met with Megawati the president of There were also meet ings with German and Saudi Arabian foreign Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov suggested pledged sup port for the At the Organization of American the permanent council approved a resolution declaring that the terrorist attacks last week constituted an attack on all 34 member nations under a common defense Pakistan has pledged its full cooperation with the effort to hunt down Osama bin FBI agents enlisted the help of banks to track the trail of terror ist The number of people detained on immigration viola tions or for questioning rose to Law enforcement officials said there is uncorroborated evi dence that one of the suspected hijackers met with an Iraqi intelli gence officer earlier this Iraq denied The FBI is investigating whether some of the hijackers might have used aliases of peo ple who might still be Authorities have evidence that at least four people being sought in the terror including a doctor now in were booked on one or more flights that day leaving San The cluster of four peo ple linked to the probe on flights that day raised as did the fact that President Bush was ten tatively scheduled to visit San Antonio the day before to speak to a Republican womens Rumsfeld said bin Laden and his associates have activities in 50 or 60 including the United Separate from the plane deployment the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the ships in its battle group left their home port at for a scheduled six month deployment to the The deployment from Nor folk includes more than sailors and including Marines aboard a battleready unit known as an Amphibious Ready led by the assault ship USS The Theodore Roosevelt battle group includes two attack the USS Hartford and the USS both of which are capable of firing Toma hawk cruise Commission discussions turn to annexation issues BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A Planning Commission workshop to discuss changes to the subdivision ordinance in New Braunfels extrater ritorial jurisdiction repeat edly turned into a discussion over annexation The commission met to dis cuss bandaids to the sub division currently being revised by the Subdi vision Ordinance The committee plans to hire a consultant to create a uni fied development com bining all ordinances that deal with development inside the city limits and its But some commissioners asked for a quick fix to prob lems that arose after the See COMMISSIONS INSIDE Key Code 76 Board supports higher education facility BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer School bells could be ring ing not far from the New Braunfels Municipal Airport in early The New Braunfels Infra Cor poration unanimously rec ommended Wednesday night that city council support a higher education center through a bond New Braunfels would also apply for a federal economic development grant to build the facility at the which is located in Guadalupe County a dis tressed area under federal guidelines that qualifies for the grant For its local match the city would Own a multimillion dol lar community nical school campus paid for largely through state or fed eral grants Educate regional stu dents from Comal and Guadalupe counties in busi ness or trade curriculums and Have the facility man operated and main tained by the Alamo Com munity College District at its Greater New Braunfels See