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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Football teams gear up for district play NEW BRAUNFE FRIDAY October 2001 18 iiigcs in i sections n sccti ERALDZtlTUNG 288 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents America Strikes Back Day 5 President Bush holds primetime news conference at White says it might take a year or two to track down Osama bin Laden and his ter rorist network in but asserted that after a fiveday aerial weve got them on the Bush attended somber ceremony at the Pentagon to mark onemonth anniversary of the Workers in the rubble of the World Trade Center pause to honor the Military forces bomb Afghanistans capital in daylight for the first time as airstrikes enter fifth Civilians flee Kandahar as strikes target compound linked to followers of Osama bin FBI says there may be additional terrorist attacks at unknown targets inside the United States or abroad in the next several Military says an Air Force sergeant killed in equipment accident in the first announced American casualty of the war on Master Evander Earl Andrews died One month later photo A child looks at flags placed into the ground near the Capitol Thursday on the Mall in The flags were from school children from around the to form a Bush says terrorists have no place to hide BY SONYA Ross Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON A month after the deadliest attack on Pres ident Bush said Thursday the gov ernment was taking every possible step to protect our country from more warplanes hit Afghanistan with bombs for a fifth while the United States and its allies reported freezing million in assets of Osama bin Laden and his There were memorial services around the nation to remember the more than people lolled when suicide hijackers seized four commer cial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania The FBI issued a public warning that intelligence indicated a possible new terrorist strike in the next few Bush said the alert was issued because of a general threat we received and urged all Americans to report any suspicious The Senate approved legislation to boost aviation It authorizes air marshals on commercial directs that steps be taken to fortify cockpit increases antihijack ing training for flight crews and impos es a passenger fee per flight leg to pay for the used the first primetime news conference of his presidency to update Americans on the global effort to fight terrorism since He noted that citizens should report suspicious but avoid using that as a chance to pick on somebody that doesnt look like you or share your Americans tonight can know that while the threat is were tak ing every possible step to protect our country from Bush The president started the day at an emotional service on an unscathed side of the Troops with machine guns stood guard in camou flage as Bush and his were joined by former President See Students infection prompts officials to offer vaccine BY JONI SIMON Staff Writer Concerns still linger after a Smithson Valley High School sophomore was hospitalized this past month for a blood infection that can lead to spinal Sheriff Bob Holder grits his teeth a bit as friends enlighten the crowd at the Civic Center on the more dis turbing parts of his past both true and bald face Calling the sheriff everything from a Texaco Cowboy to a bad the tounge incheek panel had Holder squirming in the hotseat more than JESSIE Because of health offi cials are conducting a one day clinic at the high school School and public health nurses will administer the Menomune vaccine at SVHS during school hours to new students and staff and students who did not get the vaccine in Meningococcal vaccine is riot a routine immunization it is used primarily in target populations considered at high risk and during out Comal County Health Authority Dorothy wrote this week in a memo to public Comal County Health Nurse Karon Preiss announced the first case on after a girl at the school was stricken with the bacteria that causes spinal See Defense opens with suspects former boss BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY The first defense witness in Jack Warren Davis capital mur der trial testified Thursday that the defendant lied to the first person he talked to after leaving Kathie Balonis apart ment the night she was Defense Attorney Stanley Schneider opened his case with Carolyn Toth at the con clusion of seven days of pros ecution An Austin Toth was manager of New Braun fels Oaks Apartments for 10 She and the main tenance man at the apart ment painted a pair of apartments on 1989 the day Balonis was found strangled stabbed and sexually assaulted in her Toth testified that Davis was visibly upset and obvi ously intoxicated at around when he loudly knocked on the door of Toths mothers apartment to notify her that Balonis had been He was very very panic Toth told the jury of seven men and five Did you see blood on Jacks DAVIS clothing Schneider I Toth Davis told Tbth he wanted to talk to her I asked him what was He Something had happened to the girl in apartment think she might have b e e n Who called the police Schneider 1 Toth 1 told them s o m e o n e had been stabbed and I thought shed been mur her her her her daughter and Davis started off toward Balonis apart they saw the vic tims older walking down the stairs toward the complex laundry I said 1 dont know how to tell you Tbth T have reason to believe your sister has been She might be Karen Balonis bolted toward her sisters apartment See NB boundary battle inches closer to trial BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The legal battle that rep resentatives from two recent ly annexed subdivisions vowed to wage against New Braunfels is moving toward a trial At least that is the verdict of key plaintiffs and the attorney representing Hunters Creek Owners Asso ciation and the North woods Although some city officials have said newly annexed res idents must pay for waste water extensions like every one Hunters Creek HOA President Rick Upton said state law required Now Braunfcls to provide sower seivices as a condition of District Judge James Barlow of San Antonio likely will decide the Our intent is to seek a tri al date in order to present our case as soon as now that the annexation process is Upton We are committed and dedicated to seeing thin to its The question now what is the citys true oblig ation with regard to provid ing full municipal services Homeowners are willing to pay impact Upton but the engineering costs to install connecting sewer lines inside the Although the Annexation Service Plan states thai res idents can tap into existing New Braunfols Utilities water Upton calcu lates the total cost would exceed or about per The lip side of the annex ation coin is that council members have asked to what extent the city is or even to pay for indi vidual wastuwater extensions See Sheriff Holder well done at roast BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder ever regretted his mem bership in the Comal Area League of Women it was probably Thursday He was the guest of honor at the Leagues annual benefit Thats not a bad right It could be if the fundrais er is a Because after a catered din ner that included a choice of Carter Casteel and few of Holders friends served up the main course one roast ed to the First to take a swipe at Hold er was the Richard who as cominister of First Protestant Church probably knows things that even Hold ers doesnt know or at least doesnt mention in mixed See INSIDE Key Code 76   

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