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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High School Football Scores NEW BRAI SATURDAY October 2001 16 pages in 2 sections W W 301 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Anthrax could be made in USA Major Developments BY DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON Health officials in the nations capital recommended antibi otics for thousands more people Friday as a precaution against anthrax and ordered expanded signaling mounting concern over the spread of spores to area mail Three weeks into a new age of the White House said the bacteria that triggered the scare in the capital con tained in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle could have been made in as well as The Supreme Court became the latest symbol of American majesty and might to fall victim to a spreading bioterrorism scare as officials ordered its building shuttered for Anthrax also was reported at a CIA mail wcility and a post oflice both of which receive mail from the citys central Brentwood And postal workers in New York threatened a lawsuit to force the closure of a large processing center where four machines were found to be contaminat While investigators struggled to iden tify the bioterrorism local and federal officials in the nations capital showed increased Were getting in front of the said Patrick Meehan of the Centers for Disease Control and Offi cials said they would begin testing at between and sites that receive mail from the citys central See Developments Friday related to anthrax cases The Supreme Court building was closed to be tested for anthrax after the bacteria were discovered on a filter removed from a warehouse that screens mail headed for the A State Department mail supervisor is diagnosed with inhaled bringing the total confirmed cases In Washington to Jeffrey the head of the Centers for Disease Control and says a second anthraxlaced letter may be In the Washington citing the case of the State Department who did not work In the postal facilities that handled the letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Postal workers demand a mail sorting center in New York City be closed while It is decontaminated for anthrax and other postal installations be shut down for precautionary or treat Wife gets police help pulling early Halloween prank on her husband BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer With a wife like Donna Jim Scheele probably does not need an Police Fred Pfeil stopped Jim Scheele in the Brad field Properties parking lot at Friday to investigate a report that Scheele had been set up by his to take the fall in a Halloween The story Scheele told Pfeil went something like this The fancy 2002 Chevy truck he was while not his was only a rental it had nt been Reports that hed been spreading funny money around Scooter Store offices were blown all out of context and And if the clothing he was wearing made him look like a New York that was the whole idea all Pfeil looked at the suit and its silversequined dollarsign jewel ry and checked out the really cool floppy purple Scheele would have to tell that one to the Look hes hauling concrete without a Pfeil said as JESSIE Tell it to the judge Jim tries to explain his outrageous attire to New Braunfels police Fred Pfeil Friday Scheeles set him up for a Halloween prank with a little police he ordered Scheele to assume the position for a quick pat Theres six big bags of it right his face as bright as his purple zoot knew the fix was in he just didnt know who had fingered Barbara Daffin was sup posed to meet me here in the pimp Scheele She put you up to right the strong silent slapped a cuff on one The reason shes upset is I sent her a picture of her high See First week of early voting light BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The first week of early voting ended Friday afternoon with the anticipated light turnout typical of a constitution al amendment Comal County Elections Coordina tor Linnell Hinojosa reported Friday afternoon that 361 people voted in the constitutional amendment election dur ing the first of two weeks of early vot Officials tabulated 184 votes in the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Hino josa Its a light to mediumburnout for constitutional amendment she In the New Braunfels Independent School spokesperson Stephanie Ferguson reported 31 votes for the Dis trict 4trustee election during the first week of early On ballots for this election are 19 state constitutional amendments and the District 4 trustee for the New Braunfels Independent School Also to be decided by voters who live See New Braunfels reaps more in housing grants BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Texas community development agency awarded New Braunfels Housing Authority its largest allo cation to date for tenantbased rental executive director Nadine Murdoch Starting the Texas Department of Housing and Com munity Affairs twoyear grant of will exceed previous sub sidies by about The dollars will target lowincome renters in rural areas near Canyon Lake and Murdoch The NBHA is under contract to manage lowincome rental assis tance for Comal The grant is specifically for low income tenants outside of the city limits because there isnt much assistance out Murdoch The problem is that rent and rental deposits have jumped Weve seen an acrosstheboard increase of about 10 percent dur ing the past This is makes it tough on people to get into a NBHA disburses up to 300 Section 8 rental assistance vouchers each The countys allocation is part of a total million awarded to 97 Texas counties and housing authorities involved in affordable The disbursed through the departments 2001 HOME Investment Partnerships are used to help with down pay closing cost and rental assis tance for households earning less than 80 percent of the areas medi an family In Comal a family of four earning less than annually can qualify for the Program awards are made through a competitive application process to eligible local govern public housing nonprofit groups and certain for profit The TDHCA administers more than million the majority of which are derived from mortgage revenue bond federal grants and federal tax cred For information about tenant based rental call the NBHA at Tigeon drop suspects remain in custody BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Two men accused of try ing to run a pigeon drop scam on a New Braunfels man remain in county jail awaiting further legal Danforth and Melvin both of San were arrested by New Braunfels police on 8 outside of the Bank of America branch on Main District 207 Judge Jack Robison reduced Blacks bail from to during a probable cause But Black had asked the court to reduce his bail to between and He told the court that he didnt expect to be able to raise more than a few hundred dollars toward a bail Tasby is still held in Comal County Jail on Both were charged with attempted For the attempt ed theft is a state jail punishable by 18 to 24 months and a fine of up to For because of his prior conviction the crime is enhanced to a thirddegree pun ishable by two to 10 years See INSIDE Key Code 76 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday Check your watch Set your timepieces back one hour this Sunday 2 to 1 JESSIE A New Braunfels Post Office employ ee found a package leaking white powder early Friday Powder found at city post office deemed harmless FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels police and firefighters were called to the post office in the predawn hours Friday to investigate a report of a white powder leaking from a New Braunfels police were called to the post office on Soguin Avenue at when a postal employee who removed the package from u bin noticed u white powdery substance leaking from At about firefighters were called to impound the A postal official said he couldnt com but he noted that the package See
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