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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High School Football Scores NEW BRAUNFELS 2001 2 sections i UNO x 282 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Major Developments Army dispatches soldiers to former Soviet republic which borders Taliban soldiers reportedly take heavy weapons into Afghanistans mountains to await any American Ladens alt3aida group and 24 other foreign organizations considered President Bush urges Congress to pass billion In tax cuts to help revive Congress has already approved billion in emergency spending for reconstruction and Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta orders airlines to strengthen cockpit doors within 30 including United and already have begun the sends troops to Uzbekistan BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Administration and European officials are signaling that a major military action might not come anytime even as warplanes and ships gather in the Gulf Taliban soldiers were reported Friday to be taking heavy weapons into the mountains of Afghanistan to await an There were growing signs that the coalition the United States is assem bling for the antiterrorism campaign is still struggling to decide exactly what to Some have even raised the possibil ity that the campaign can be waged with little or no fighting without the kind of military fireworks that Americans may It will take Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said at a press conference in And we need the cooperation of countries around the Rumsfeld met with Turkish officials in his last stop on a fivenation tour to build support for the campaign in the Middle East and Central Earlier officials said solidiers from the Armys 10th Moun tain Division departed from Fort en route to Uzbekistan to See Art inspiring life Custodians mural shows students how books can stir imagination BY JONI SIMON Staff Writer Hes as handy with a brush as he is with a A newly painted mural in the Frazier Elementary School library is the work of Head Custodian Sipriano who has been commis sioned to paint murals for business nurseries and day said this project was the closest to his I really enjoyed doing this When I was a I had a hard time This encourages kids to the New Braunfels native Valdez said he would never forget the first day he began the It was Art is my and I just wanted to share my talent with Sipriano Valdez Frazier Elementary head custodian I started it that then it took two hours every day for a he A district employee for the past six Valdez designed and painted the mural of two children holding a She librarian Betty Jones want ed a regular book showing the book and I Thats just based on one he Valdez said he wanted the book to represent all Lets just have kids and it could be on everything whatever your mind he His vision encompassed the land before time when dinosaurs roamed the the settling of the New World and the taming of the Wild West as well as the study of oceanog raphy and space exploration all the possibilities reading holds for young from the past to the Art is my and I just JESSIE Frazier Elementary head custodian Sipriano Valdez painting murals like the one he recently finished for Fraziers the teacher who asked Valdez to paint the mural suggested a cover from one book how after Valdez showed her a everyone agreed on the multi faceted mural only part of which is wanted to share my talent with oth Valdez The head custodian has been painting since he was 6 years old and is passing the torch to his two and who is cradling a rather than a rattle in her as her father teaches her the first strokes of creating a Although he said he had difficulty as a child learning to reading is now one of his favorite I read howto books how to do anything metal work and Valdez As for art as a the head cus todian said he tried but preferred the security of the job with the school district he attended as a There arent any benefits in I wanted a dental plan and stuff like he Witness says she saw Davis before murder BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY A woman testified Friday that Jack Warren Davis tried to pick her up in a New Braun fels bar while his wife was in the hospital some two hours before he allegedly killed Kathie Pamela a New Braunfels secretary who was a friend of Jack Davis and his wife said she played darts with Davis at a local bar tttb of While they were playing darts at Kings and Bennett said Davis seemed down in the dumps or I asked him where Pat because it was unusual for them to not be Bennett I could tell that something wasnt The pair discussed prob lems Davis said he was hav ing with his He told Bennett she had left him and gone home to and that he probably would go there himself in a couple of Under questioning by pros ecuting attorney Lisa Tan Bennett said Davis talked with her for more than an hour while she waited for her boyfriend to He wanted me to leave with him and go to another because he didnt want everyone in the bar to hear what we were talking Bennett She turned him but he she At some did the con versation change Tanner Bennett replied that it Was he making moves on me It felt that Barrett He told me I was a nice very hed always liked that sort of Barrett was made very uncomfortable by the whole she She finally agreed to meet him Did you intend to meet him Barrett Why did you tell him that To get rid of Barrett walked Davis out to his car and he she Under crossexamina she said Davis wasnt forceful or He was always a good per He was she Police reported DAVIS that when they recon structed Davis movements that he hadnt admit ted going to Kings and Queens although hed acknowledged visiting Lan da where he worked part time as a maintenance man and bar Earlier that Davis had told his parttime April night manager at Landn that he would be unable to work that night because his wife was in the and he would be going to San Antonio to pick her Brown testified that she was surprised when he showed up at the bar as a She served him between four and six 12ounce glasses of she and a wait ress served him as He left there at about 8 and returned briefly at 9 before leaving she The prosecutor asked Brown how Davis was and sho supported what other witnesses had said vest and light colored See INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 4B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Key Code Council to appoint new members to vacant posts FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels city council is scheduled to interview applicants and appoint new members Monday to vacan cies on three key advisory Fifteen residents have applied for spots on the New Braunfels Utilities NBU Board of the Infra 4B Corporation Board and the Parks and Recreation Advi sory Council members begin interviewing applicants at in the New Braun fels Municipal Con ference Room 424 Castoll Council is expected to vote See Toast to Gruene Barent Gibson right and partner Norma from say cheers Friday in Gruene Hall during the first night of the Gruene Wine and Music The festival continues from noon to 6 today at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine with con certs and wine CHRIS
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