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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Cougerettes clinch district title NEW BRA a WEDNESDAY October 2001 16 pages in 2 sections A pages in secn HERALDAEITUNG 292 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Major Developments TWo special forces gunships enter the air war for the first jWfte The ovHIylnsf AO130 gunships rake Taliban stronghold with cannortand machine gunfire n a pre Officials conduct tests at ABO trying to find source of Ifcrithrax that infected ariews producers infant In a wing of a Senate office buijding a day after ajority Leader Tom Daschle receives tetter containing anthrax JoresV Hi Secretary of State Colin Powell and Pakistani President Petvez Musharraf agree moderate officials from Afghanistans cat Taliban should serve in a postTaliban Bombs hit Red Cross building BY ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer WASHINGTON Intensified airstrikes have eviscerated the Tal ibans combat power and placed it in imminent danger of losing a key north ern a senior Pentagon offi cial said The Pentagon also acknowledged that bombs accidentally hit warehous es in Kabul used by the International Committee of the Red A Navy Hornet dropped bombs on the the state ment A Pentagon statement released Tues day night said the Red Cross buildings were among a series of warehouses tar geted because forces believed the Taliban was using them to store equip ment and military vehicles had been seen forces did not know that ICRC was using one or more of the the statement Red Cross officials have protested the bombing and said that the holding blankets and shelter had the organizations symbol painted on their The Pentagon statement said the military regrets any innocent casualties and tries hard See OA floods devastated Comal now Three years later Dam projects might have hit a snag with new discovery BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Despite the heavy dawned as an otherwise ordinary morning for Comal County Engineer Tom Following reports of overnight flooding in Bul Hornseth followed the typical process of mobilizing crews shortly after arriving at work at 6 We were doing the nor mal drill for a flooding Hornseth We started the routine procedure of barri c a d i n g not knowing what was facing It wasnt long before we realized we were in for something some thing really Three years after flood waters deluged Comal Coun Hornseth and other pub lic officials now are inun dated with questions about when five proposed worth about will be Weve been criticized because theres a perception that there is a lack of things but weve been working since November 1998 to build these Hornseth This is a large and it takes It will not happen I know its very but were close to seeing one of these dams become a The fieldwork needed to qualify a million dam in the Diy Comal Creek water shed for Federal Emergency See OA HORNSETH JESSIE Jane Isbell stands with family photos and the piano she was able to save from the flood of Her twostory home along the Comal River was one of more than homes in Comal County damaged in the about half way up from the is the bottom of the Isbells twostory home on the Debra and Jean Isbell now sit a more comfortable distance from the Resident finds normal life flood washed away BY JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer After three Jane Isbell is beginning to feel comfortable putting little things downstairs in her twostory home on Comal And after three she still grabs those same things back up if rains come too hard and too She also is a firm believer that flood insurance is the most reasonable insurance that you can take Thats three years ago Jane Isbell and her husband Joe watched the Comal River swell and rise until the waters were level with their second story Jane Isbell remembers not believing that the waters would even reach the firstfloor Up a good 50 feet or more from the and another 50 feet or more the river usually runs calmly More than 20 inches of rain pelted New Braunfels and surrounding areas that causing damage to more than homes in Comal County and more than in Guadalupe Residents like Isbell started piling cher ished antiques and heirlooms on tall counters and in hoping to save them from what was to It was not nearly Isbell took her ailing husband See OA Final arguments expected in Davis trial today BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY The second capital murder trial of Jack Warren Davis is expected to go to the jury Davis broke down while describing finding the stabbed and strangled body of Kathie a third grade teacher murdered in her apartment on During a searing cross prosecutor Lisa Tanner called the defendant a Tanner pointed to a num ber of places in Davis account of the night that Balonis was killed where he disagreed with very nearly every other witness in the trial on one point or the prosecution will present two rebuttal wit District 22 Judge Charles Ramsay will instruct the jury and Tanner and defense attorney Stanley Schneider will make their final argu a jury of sev en men and five women will decide Davis If convicted DAVIS of capital murder for the second Davis will be sentenced to life in Tuesday Davis continued his testimony under questioning from defense Carolyn He talked of the hours after he said he found Balonis body on her bedroom He told of a hug he exchanged with the victims Karen whom he described as hysterical after she tried unsuccessful ly to save her Davis tried to explain some of his Witness es said Davis yelled for a police video camera to be SeeTRIALAlOA Company might leave NBISD disconnected BY JONI SIMON Staff Writer The company that provides telephone service to New Braunfels Independent School district has announced plans to leave the country after the first of the NBISD Superintendent Ron Reaves told the school board Tuesday the dis trict needed to work out an emergency plan so that no schools are without phono service for even one the superinten dent said hes not giving up hope that the district and the provider can work something A meeting today at 1 between NBISD officials and their telecommunica tions provider might deter mine the future of phone ser vice in the We like Fujitsu Business CommunicationH Systems and we hope we hear Wednesday they will be acquired by another compa Reaves told the school board Tuesday he said hes certain they will be acquired by another company in a timely We really regret its come to but our backs arc against the Wc just have to see what tomorrow Well listen to them See Fundraiser banquet celebrates life BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor More than 500 community residents and advo cates showed up at the New Braunfels Civic Center last night to embrace a the Crisis Pregnancy Cen and to pledge their sup The 2001 Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraiser Banquet focused on Celebrating Life Family Style Generation to Through donations and event organizers and participants were hoping to raise Im here because the life of an unborn child is impor If you dont stand up for the life of an unborn what can you stand up Martin Morris As tragic as the World Trade Center event nothing compares to the abortion holocaust that goes on Bob Barber Dont get me I am not discounting what hap pened at the World Trade Center at It was But at least that many peo ple are killed here in the United States every two Barber But that goes Morris The annual fundraiser helps the center meet its See OA CHRIS Joanie director of the New Braunfels Crisis Pregnancy and Carol Everett president and founder of the Heidi a prolife ministry in greet guests Tuesday at a reception in Honors INSIDE Koy Codo 76   

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