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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns win will secure playoff spot NewF THURSDAY November 2001 20 pages in 2 sections 20 pages in 2 settic UNG 312 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Major Developments jets struck Taliban targets across northern Afghanistan and fierce fighting was reported around the Talibanheld city of t cornerstone of the Islamic militias control of the i I Tommy the commander leading the war in declared himself well satisfied with the results from one month of I Hundreds of Japanese sailors on a small flotilla of warships embarked for the Indian Ocean on making good on Japans pledge to support forces in the war against Pakistans military government ordered a Taliban consulate closed and said it would take tough action to maintain order during nationwide protests set for I The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would beef up Economy bill widens party rift BY CURT AP Tax Writer WASHINGTON The Senate Finance Committee narrowly approved a billion economic stimulus pack age widening the rift between Democrats and Republicans over gov ernment spending versus tax cuts and foreshadowing an allout battle in the The committee voted 1110 along par ty lines for a billion Democratic bill that is vastly different from the tax relief proposals made by President Bush and the billion package passed last month by the GOPled Democrats said the measure was the right medicine for the economy because it would spur consumer spending and would do more for laidoff workers than Republican But GOP sen ators called it a partisan exercise filled with unnecessary spending that has lit tle chance of becoming In the I think this bill is said Phil Its Im glad I dont have to vote for Senate Majority Lender Tom said debate would probably begin Tuesday on the Senate where Democrats may attempt to attach billion more in spending for home land security items extra spending that Bush says he would Despite the Daschle told See Man with courage opposing BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer A special education teacher is gearing up to run against longtime Representative L a m a r Smith in John Courage is expected to announce his candi dacy for the COURAGE Democratic nomination with stops in each of District 21s six counties this Courage is scheduled to be in New Braunfels at Saturday at the Main He is the first candidate to challenge now in his eighth in the 2002 elec For too the people of the 21st Congressional Dis trict have been denied ade quate Courage The incum bent is out of touch with the needs of the American peo Hal president of the Comal County Democ will provide welcoming followed by Democ ratic County Chair Atanacio Campos and former Ambas sador Bob Caskey said the task of unseating elected in would be John is running at tremendous but he is really dedicated to Caskey Hes and his campaign is centered around change within the congressional Courage said health Medicare and Social Security were the pri mary planks in his While there are pockets of educational excellence across See INSIDE Key Code 76 Fun at its Wurst JESSIE Top Kleine Opa Ron Burns and Oma Cynthia Burns help lead the crowd as Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express perform in the Grosse Zelt Thursday evening before the college crowd Above Firsttime Wurstfest visitors Justin Hopkins and Kara Lane share a turkey leg as they walk through Wursthalle Thursday Right Guests entering the front gate of Wurstfest are met with a hearty Wilkommen from Kenneth gator Jones Thursday Tensions boil over water district BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County voters squandered their best chance to protect the Trinity County Judge Danny Scheel said On 67 percent of voters cast ballots against a permanent authority to reg ulate groundwater in west ern Comal The Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board meets at today in Bulverde City 30070 291 to canvass election results and ponder its In county voters defeated a groundwater con servation distiict by a nineto one During Thursdays com missioners court county officials exchanged heated words with the man who spearheaded the drive against the water Whats Up WHAT Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board of directors meeting WHY to canvass the 6 vote and consider the districts future WHEN today WHERE Bulverde City Suite 30070 281 Michael Maurcr of Smith son Valley asked commis sioners to join him in creating a groundwater conservation district with limited authori But county officials said limited authority has gotten Comal County where it is County officials soo a groundwntor conservation See State security task force makes recommedations to Perry BY MARK BABINECK Associated Press Writer HOUSTON The Governors Task Force on Homeland Security recommended that Texas Rick Perry consider expanding the role of the National Guard at airports and improving law enforcement and emergency capa The meeting in Hous ton on also rubber stamped an effort Perry already has endorsed to dedicate million annu ally to create a State Office of Epi demiology and oth er Texas Depart ment of Health ini tiatives to fight ter rorism that uses biological or chem ical Were taking the breathing period and trying to be so that some day God forbid if there is an weve got the ability to PERRY detect and deter said Texas Land Commissioner David chairman of the task created in October to advise Perry on terrorism Officials said communication among health professionals and agen cies can be a key to stemming a bioterrorism attack before an infec tion gets out of The task force asked Perry to with the help of the Texas Medical Association and other promoting better reporting of infectious Thats really what its all sealing up all those and mak ing this communication a seamless said state Florence who is on tho task forces bioterrorism working Tho task force also recommended that Perry consider Allowing the National Guard to perform more security duties at air ports besides just being stationed at checkouts and to provide security at sensitive private infrastructural See TASK
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