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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                American Profile American flag a symbol of LEISURE This Week Accordion program features Cajun music NEW BRAUNFELS SUNDAY October 2001 48 pages in 5 sections PaKcs In 5 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 150 290 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 President reassures troubled America BY SANDRA SOBIERAJ Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON fear of anthrax and yet more terrorism took a toll on Americas President Bush assured the public Saturday We are taking strong He said ter rorists and their Taliban pound ed by a seventh day of are paying a I understand that many Americans are feeling But all Americans should be assured we are taking strong we are the pres ident said at the start of a weekend according to an FBI terrorists might strike But all Ameri cans should be assured we are taking strong we are President Bush Causes for alarm piled up five more employees of American Media test ed positive for anthrax the Florida tabloid publishing company announced Saturday on the heels of the anthrax case reported Friday at NBC in New Health officials confirmed the pres ence of anthrax in a letter postmarked in and handled by an assistant to NBC anchorman Tom Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Across the Nevada Ken ny Guinn announced that a letter sent from Malaysia to a Carson City Microsoft office tested positive for the deadly The New York Times said a powdery substance in an envelope sent to one of its reporters tested neg ative for anthrax and other dangerous biological Anthrax jitters reached as far as the Arabian where the USS Enter prise participated in bombing raids on Over the aircraft carriers public address the Enterprise cap tain warned his crew Saturday to be extremely careful with Everybody now is talking Are we going to get anthrax from the per sonal letter mail said a Rich sailor working in the Enterprise mail room and unable to See Anthrax scare or prank Unidentified powder found in newspaper a probable hoax BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Emergency response officials are awaiting lab results that will tell them whether a newspaper sold in New Braunfels Friday was con taminated by anthrax or some oth er Police and firefighters aided a 33yearold Lab results are expected They will be posted at as soon as they are New Braun fels woman who said she found a pow dery sub stance on her newspaper Friday after She bought a copy of the HeraldZeitung from a vending box outside a fast food restaurant Carol county emergency management said officials have no reason to believe the powdeiy substance was harm Edgett and other emergency response officials said residents needed to remain but remember that the likelihood that the powder is anthrax was very Doug assistant chief of the New Braunfels Police Depart ment said Saturday the newspa per and the HeraldZeitung vend ing machine were being sent to a San Antonio lab for Offi cials expect test results within one to two this is a precaution ary Dunlap Its an isolated and were taking the proper precautions and being diligent in handling Theres no threat to the and theres no need for any panic within the Dunlap said the public would be notified through the Herald Zeitung and local radio stations KGNB 1420 AM and KNBT FM when lab results were JESSIE New Braunfels Police Sean Gabbard and officer David Schroeder move an isolated newsrack from the impound lot into a NBPD A newspaper found with a powdery substance on it is wrapped in a biohazard bag taped to the top of the Edgett reached HeraldZeitung publisher Doug Toney about 11 Friday night to inform him of the Our distribution crews were and they inspected each vending machine during the Toney They did not find anything suspicious or abnor mal in any of the other If they had found anything even remotely they were told to seal the machines and See Dont Panic The Centers lor Disease Control issued the following advisory late Friday evening IF YOU DISCOVER AN UNIDENTIFIED POWDER Do not try to clean up Iho Cover Immediately with Leavo Ihe room and close tho or section off Wash your hands with soap and Avoid touching your II at notify If at notify polico and building security Romovo contaminated clothing as soon as possible and place In a plastic Give tho bag to emergency rospon Shower with soap and water as soon as Do not use bleach or other disinfectant on your List all people who wore In tho room or especially those who had contact with the Give tho list to polico and local health ROOM CONTAMINATION BY AEROSOL For example small device warning that air handling system Is conta minated or warning that biological agent release in public space Turn oft local fans or ventilation units in the Leavo the area Close the door or section off tho area to prevent others trom II at dial 911 to report the Inci at dial 911 to report tho inci dent and notify the building security Shut down air handling system in tho if If possible list all people who wore In the room or Give this list to police and local health SYMPTOMS OF ANTHRAX Skin Skin infection begins as a raised Itchy bump but within one to two days develops into a blister and then a painless Look for tho characteristic black dying aroa In the Inhalation Initial symptoms might resemble a common After several the symptoms might progress to severe breathing problems and Intestinal Initial signs of loss of vomiting and lover are fol lowed by abdominal vomiting ol blood and severe Timeline Woman buys a copy of the HeraldZeitung from a vending box at Whataburger at I35 and Seguin EMS called when woman finds a powdery substance on the news Local officials mount an 6 County Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett contacted response mounted under county emergency management Saturday afternoon New Braunfels police deliver vending box to San Antonio testing test results were expected sometime JESSIE A copy of the HeraldZeitung found with traces of a powdery sub stance is wrapped in a biohazard bag along with the rack from which it was A woman bought the paper and discovered the substance The paper and rack were taken to a lab in San Antonio Saturday to undergo tests for possible anthrax Life goes on JESSIE Steve and Dariene Garza of New Braunfels stand with their wedding party at the plaza Saturday INSIDE Key Code 77 City to iron out development codes BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer A New Braunfels business owner this past week was on the verge of dumping both his yearlong quest to expand operations as well as several hundred dollars in related fees as a result of his experi ence with the myriad of city departmental codes that he described as inconsistent and The problem is not that public officials fail to play by tho rules but that there are Whats Up WHAT Joint meeting of Subdivision Ordinance Committee and Planning Commission WHEN 4 Monday WHERE Municipal 424 Castell WHY To address Unified Development Code too many he requesting anonymit There is too much red ho and what one city department was tolling me was inconsistent with 1 just wish theyd all use the same damn Help might be on the The group charged with exploring ways to coordinate local development ordinances will meet jointly Monday with Planning Commission mem bers to discuss whether New Braunfels needs a Unified Development Follow ing its regular session 4 Monday at the Municipal See   

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