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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                High School Football Scores NEW SATURDAY October 2001 16 in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 295 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Major Military chopper crash kills 2 Auto collision Developments Friday related to anthrax Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said anthrax stralrts found In New Florida and Washington appear to hate come from tHe same and none them had or altered to spread more easily through the Ridge also said Investigators had traced two of the letters to a single mailbox In New Two new cases of anthrax were conflrrrted A second New Jersey postal worker was diagnosed with the A New York Post employee also has the skinform of She was being treat ed and returned to work on Police closed the Dirksen and Hart Senate office buildings in order to check the spread of spores on Capitol Hilly The Representatives which House leaders closed Wednesday will remain closed until Of the 31 people who initially tested exposure after anthraxlaced letter was found in Daschles three have determined not to have been Second murder suspect arrested FROM STAFF REPORTS Shortly after an 18yearold man was arrested in New Braunfels Thursday on four first degree murder another sus pect was taken into custody in EL Police Chief Don ald Schlbsser said in a news release that murder charges were filed in Livingston Coun Circuit Court against Timothy Rodriguez and Ste van was arrested by New Braunfels police Thursday was arrested by Pontiac police and the Illinois State Rodriguez and Newman are each charged with four counts of first degree murder in con nection with the June murder of Juanita Officials believe the crime was committed during the course of a If each man faces between 20 to 60 years in state The death penalty is not a possible sentence because nei ther suspect was 18 at the time of the alleged Rodriguez was also charged with obstructing justice for concealing according to the who was picked up at the Comal County Juve nile Probation has the right to an extradition hear or he can waive the right and voluntarily return to Illi At press it was unknown which option Rodriguez would The investigation into the case is BY ROBERT BURNS AND JOHN LUMPKIN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON AP A helicopter supporting a commando raid in Afghanistan crashed Friday in neighboring killing two people in the first combatrelated American deaths of the military cam A brief Pentagon statement said the helicopter crash was an accident but provided no The two military per sonnel who were killed were not immediately identified so their families could be noti fied The helicopter was in the air Friday night to provide rescue if during a raid inside south ern Afghanistan by about 100 special operations including Army said a defense official who spoke on condition of The helicopter did not enter Afghanistan the official About 100 comman dos carried out an operation in southern opening a new phase of the war on terrorism after near ly two weeks of punishing officials said Friday Officials said the comman dos returned to base after several hours inside the coun There was no word on possible The who spoke on condition of would provide no details on the operation except to say it occurred early Saturday morning local Earlier in the officials had confirmed that special forces were in northern and See JESSIE While DPS Trooper Armstrong gets information from Maggie Miller left on a collision at Highway 46 and FarmtoMarket Road Spring Branch Fire Chief Perry Trammell right keeps her two and The family and the van full of teenagers in the second vehicle were checked over at the with no one sustaining any major Officials Influenza poses greater health risk than anthrax BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer City and county officials said the flu poses more of a health risk to residents than They urged caution in the wake of the nationwide anthrax scare and warned against So there have been no cases of anthrax or exposure to anthrax in All the mailings have been sent to government figures or news local officials said the San Antonio laboratory that tests for anthrax and test ed a copy of the New Braun fels HeraldZeitung this past weekend is getting more than 600 specimens for test ing each And in New police and firefighters have been dispatched on numer ous suspicious package or suspicious powder calls that are tying up public safe ty man hours and equip In Comal County and New officials instituted a screening Suspi cious powders that appear to be at extremely low risk for biological agents will be discarded and not No specimens tested in Texas have revealed according to Carol Comal County emer gency management coordi and Comal County Karon They discussed the situa tion in Commissioners Court on Id like everybody to be really Preiss We arc a low priority Its good to keep an eye but dont be paranoid about Right Preiss is a bigger threat Dont Panic How to identify suspicious pack ages Excessive postage Handwritten or poorly typed addresses Incorrect titles but no name Misspellings of common words Oily discolorations or odor No return address Excessive weight Lopsided 6 uneven enve lope Protruding wires or aluminum foil Excessive security such as masking Visual distractions Ticking sound Marked with restrictive such as Personal or and Shows a city or state In the postmark that does not match the return How to handle suspicious pack age Do not shake or empty con tents of any suspicious envelope or package Place the envelope or pack age in a plastic bag or cover Leave the room and close the or section off the area Wash your hands with soap and Avoid touching your face If at notify If at notify police and building security official List all people who were in the room when the letter or pack age was recognized and give this list to police and local health to public health than You can do something about Preiss Take your flu The flu is a You have a higher risk of getting exposed to that than The residen tial threat is See Search for the Great Pumpkin Michael Herrmann and Madison FitzSimon wade through a sea of pumpkins Friday evening in search of the perfect Halloween JESSIE HeraldZeitung Last splash of summer boosts sales tax revenue 10 percent BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The last splash of at least in local economic is reflected in the sales tax dollars delivered to New Braun fels this The total is a percent jump compared to October 2000 and rep resents revenues collected in This is directly related to our summer tourism industry and is the first doubledigit percentage increase of Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meok It shows how important tourism is to our Sales tax rebates arc considered one of tin key indicators of cur rent and future economic This months allocation for Comal County stood at a percent increase when mea sured against the same period Several Texas including Austin and the See INSIDE Church Key Code 76   

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