Saturday, October 13, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High School Football Scores NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY October 2001 1H in 2 sections 18 pages in stvtn HERALDZEITUNG 289 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Pentagon scales back bombing raids Major Developments BY DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON The United States is still in danger from the threat of terrorist President Bush said Friday as a new case of anthrax sent fresh jitters through a nervous He assured Americans the government was doing everything in its power to make them Bush coupled his statement with a moralebuilding insistence that Ameri can unity and resolve would surmount the threats in the long he will not take this nation The president spoke as the Pentagon moderated the bombing campaign over which was designed to avoid offending Muslims marking their Friday Vice President Dick Cheney said that after six days of aeri al There are reports now of of areas of Afghanistan that are pulling away from the central Tal iban the administration broad ened its effort to choke off money that nurtures groups such as Osama bin Ladens alQaida blamed for the 11 attacks in New York and Washington that killed more than See Alretrikes over Afghanistan dropped off with allies signal Ing a slowing In the campaign during weekend Muslim The government widened Its financial announcing a freeze of assets of senior aides to Osama bin Laden and bakeries and honey shops In Yemen accused of fronting for bin Ladens terror NBC News employee has the skin form of anthrax that was detect ed after the network received mall containing a suspicious A Taliban report that 200 villagers were killed In a missile strike this week opened a debate Friday over civilian President Bush said the nation is still in danger from future attacks by but vowed that they will not take this country Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Indictment of an Arizona man on charges of giving false statements to the FBI in the terror Investi i JONI Canyon High school nurse Regina Smith administers the meningoccal vaccine to freshman Caroline S VHS rolls up sleeves to fight meningitis BY JONI SIMON Staff Writer More than 300 Smithson Valley high school faculty and other Comal Independent School District employees received the meningpcocal vaccine Friday at a special clinic held at the high The district expected at least customers before the end of the The last count on Friday was 303 students and 18 staff for a total of according to Comal County Health Authority Dorothy Over who said they would try again Thursday at the same A lot of students didnt get their letters The par ents never saw she The health department sent letters out Friday after noon to parents of students who failed to receive the inoc In Principal Brad Williams will make an announcement everyday next week as a the doc tor A recent case of serious meningococcal infection in an SVHS student prompted the Comal County Public Health Department to rec ommend vaccination of all students and staff with Menomune to protect against disease caused by Neissera meningitidis After much health authorities believe that the occurrence warrants a prompt vaccination effort in this Overman Ninth new stu dents and and students who did not receive the Menomune vaccination in March this year were being asked to get the shot Communications Director Kari Hutchison said failure to return with a per mission slip from parents was the reason so many who need the shot werent getting Some of the students for got their Thats been the main reason for the low she Hutchison said the parents of those who didnt receive the inoculation today would receive letters encouraging them to take their child to the Comal County Health There is one If you see a private please bring the proof of the inoculation by Hutchison According to See Pledge across America JESSIE Students at Goodwin Primary did their best Friday afternoon to give their Pledge of Allegiance with the proper respect as they joined a nationwide tribute to the American Local schools participate in nationwide Pledge of Allegiance BY JONI SIMON Staff Writer Canyon Intermediate School was one of the thousands of schools that participated in a national Pledge of Allegiance Principal Maggie Hanna presented a gift of more than to New Braunfels Red Cross Branch Manager Jane As were a step ahead of everybody Our students were working this past month to raise money for the American Red Hanna The principal then asked the students to help in another President Bush spoke to the nation about a whole other group of victims the children who live in who have no control over what is happening They are really in need of blankets and President Bush has asked that each Ameri can child donate she According to the the school will be coordinating that effort during the next two The money that is collected will be put in a special Red Crass fund for Afghanistan During his address to the stu Comal Independent School District Superintendent Jim Grunert read a letter from First Lady Laura In she told the nations children she wanted to reassure them that people care about them and are looking after their CHRIS Memorial Intermediate fifth graders Brenda Sylvia Victor Soto and Lucia Loyola from left participate in the Nationwide Pledge of Allegiance Friday in the schools The flag in the background has a handprint from every student in the INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds 4B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Key Code Prosecution finds inconsistencies in defense testimonies BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY Pros ecutor Lisa Tanner worked Friday to punch holes in the accounts of defense witness es in the capital murder trial of Jack Warren Davis second trial ended its second week Friday and the defenses first full day with testimony from his former the for mer downstairs neighbor of Kathie Balonis and two Davis is accused of stabbing and sex ually assaulting on In a Comal County jury convicted Davis of capi tal murder and he was sen tenced to life in Two years the conviction was overturned amid allega tions that former Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer intimidated a witness in the Davis was released from More than two years the state attorney gen erals office took up the Comal County District Attor ney Dib a former New Braunfels police officer who questioned Davis on the night of the Balonis is a witness in the Fridays testimony began with crossand redirect examination of Carolyn former manager of tlio New Braunfels apartment com plex where the murder Ray and Marie the son and daughterinlaw of Davis returned to the apartment complex about Ray Powell and oth ers met in Toths office at that time but Toth had diffi cutty remembering what was While you were in the did you talk about all that had happened Tanner 1 cant We could have talked about the Toth Tanner Youd have wanted to talk about the weather with all that had happened that night See SsL 8C