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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY September 2001 pages in 2 scctt V ft 280 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 50 cents military buildup in motion Pakistan agrees to plan Major developments Pakistani officials say nation and officials reach broad accord j on a plan that includes attacks on camps In I m Irans supreme leader rules out Iranian help for any attack on saying the is not competent to lead a global campaign and calling behavior Attorney General John Ashcroft warns of additional terrorist attacks that could include trucks carrying hazardous Stocks fall after a twoday with investors wary about the economy and awaiting the response to the Bush meets with Sikhs and Muslims at the White House to dis cuss bigotry and reinforce his message of religious I House passes billion defense BY DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON Delta Air Lines announced thousands of layoffs Wednes day in jarring prelude to a new admin istration bid to restore confidence in air travel following the terrorist Pakistan reported broad agreement with the military on a plan to strike Osama bin Ladens camps in With an American armed forces buildup in a crowd of thousands stormed the abandoned Embassy compound in Afghanistans burning President Bush in effigy and chanting words of sup port for bin I consider bin Laden an evil Bush said at the White refer ring to the person the administration has named the leading suspect behind the 11 attacks in New York and Wash A man so dominated by he The largest investigation in FBI his BUSH tory led to the arrest of nine people in three states Wednesday on charges of fraudulently obtaining licenses to trans port hazardous The arrests in Michigan and Washington state followed FBI warnings that ter rorists may strike next using chemical or biological a federal magistrate ordered a Virginia Mohamed held without Prosecutors said Abdis name and phone number were found in a car registered to one of the 19 sus pected See County Fair Schedule TODAY Carnival open from 6 to midnight arm bands from 6 to 11 entries for sewing and and agriculture Baby Barnyard open from 8 to 10 Livestock entries sheep and hogs 47 Comal Corral Carlene Walker and her Black Diamond admission 7th Annual PRCA Rodeo 8 pre rodeo ticket price ticket price at the gate FRIDAY Carnival open from 10 to midnight armbands from 11 to 5 armbands from 511 Fair parade steps off at travels down San Antonio Street between Sycamore and Union streets Pet Parade begins at at the Handy Andy parking lot on West San Antonio Street Comal Corral Local high school bands perform 14 free Jay Erick and The Blieders Creek 8 to midnight admission Comal County Fair Arts and Crafts Show open starts at 8 tickets are pre at the gate Kids Rodeo Clown Contest at side gate of the rodeo office Livestock judging market lambs at 2 followed by market goats and breeding sheep The show goes on JESSIE the Kinder Tanzers perform for the growing crowd Wednesday evening at the 108th Comal County the Comal County Fair and Rodeo courts and commit tee members help lead the Grand March Wednesday night as part of the kickoff for the 108th annual Fair parade celebrates America BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer America loves a less than three weeks removed from one of the most horrific days in area resi dents have a chance to do what national leaders are urging all citizens to simply participate in something uniquely and enjoyable Few events are arguably more American than a county So when the Comal County Fair Parade steps off at 10 Friday from its traditional corner at Santa Clara Avenue and West San Antonio Parade Chairwoman Sue Bush hopes this years edi tion will attest that the American spirit remains undeterred in New Im hoping that every one will come out with American flags to show support for our country and to show that the trag ic events of 11 havent dampened our Bush organizers have canceled a previously scheduled military fly Now in her 15th year as Bush said she saw little evidence that the anticipated num ber of participants would fall significantly below this past years record The parade rings in the spirit for the County Fair for the community she in which excitement is boosted with the one day closing of schools and city and county I admit that I feel and a lot of people have felt the same way since 11 in being able to do what we do not only in New Braunfels but also in Texas and in other Bush We certainly grieve for those who died and those who Were certainly with them in prayers and in Registration and judg ing for the annual Pet See Car fire leads to theft ring investigation Dozen arrests so far more charges expected BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A May 6 fire that destroyed an unusual car has led inves tigators to a suspected car theft ring spanning from New Braunfels to San With a recent pair of officers have appre hended 12 people on felony charges during the months long And investigators with the New Braunfels Fire Marshals Office expect more charges in coming On May New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesen hahn investigated the fire that destroyed a 1998 Acura Inte gra Type R near the 2400 block of West San Antonio Most of the cars major parts had been I got and there was no motor and no transmission in Friesenhahn All the seats and the fenders were The car had been Investigator Lee Lane found that the car was an uncom mon automobile one val ued for its high performance and unique trim accou Its a very unique The guy who owned it lives in Bexar He had had it only five Lane After asking Lane learned about groups of young men in New Braunfels and San Antonio who customize and street race soupedup for eign compact In addition to high perfor mance drive these cars usually feature front air rear tinted windows and custom paint and Lane was led to an area sal vage business from the case spread in July to stakeouts in San Antonio and Bexar Before Lane sought help from investigators with the Department of Public Safety Special Crimes the New Braunfels Police Department and the Comal County Sheriffs Ten officers from those agencies participated in stake outs at Bexar County Eleven of from 17 to have been booked since July 18 on charges of organized criminal activity If convicted of the third degree each suspect could be sentenced to two to 10 years in prison and fined A 23yearold San Antonio man has been booked on a charge of engaging in an orga nized criminal That charge is a second degree felony and is punish able by two and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to The most recent arrests came with this past weeks booking of an 18yearold New Braunfels man on charges of engaging in an organized criminal On officers arrest ed a 21yearold San Antonio man on the same All of the suspects to date have been booked into Comal County Jail and released on what weve got is a car theft ring connected to New Braunfels and San Anto Lane Sources connected with the case said some of the thefts went back two or more Lane said two of the suspects were believed involved in eight or nine And the investigation is far from This is going to lead on into many other cases and some other people will be he INSIDE Key Code 76 Attendance light at first groundwater district town meeting BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer FISCHER About 15 people attended the first of a series of town meetings in which Comal Countys groundwater conservation district explained why the county needs such a district and why voters should be willing to pay for County voters will decide on 6 whether to enact the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District as a permanent groundwa ter conservation district in the county under Chapter 36 of the Texas Water The vote will be in three parts yes or no for a permanent groundwater con servation district yes or no to levy a property tax of up to 2 cents per of assessed value to pay FIEDLER for it and vote for directors for a perma nent groundwater conservation dis Commissioners Court appointed the five members of the temporary Wednesday nights con ducted at the Fischer School Store Community came at the end of the STGCDs regular Board member Ken a for mer Bulverde City opened the town noting the light Its a little disheartening to see so few of you but at least youre interested in the water in Comal Fiedler Fiedler introduced a 20minute video prepared by Texas that outlined the role of groundwater con servation Under legislation ratified in Senate Bill 2 and HB groundwater conservation districts GCDs See
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