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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY March 18 2003 A T M J b V mpfttmiiimm JQ pagcs in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 107 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Bush Tyrant will soon be gone Iraqi dictator given 48 hours to flee country AO 1N terrorists may strike in retaliation ly trying to persuade Saddam AP White House Correspondent and put the nation on higher alert disarm In an address televise i i FOURNIER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Bush said Monday the United States will unleash war against Iraq unless Saddam Hussein flees his country within 48 hours The president warned Americans that terrorists may strike in retaliation and put the nation on higher alert The tyrant will soon be vowed Bush commander in chief of troops poised to strike Bush set a course for war without UN backing after months of futile ly trying to persuade Saddam to disarm In an address televised worldwide he spoke to several audi ences at once starting with the American public and skeptical allies and including Saddam Iraqs mili tary and its citizens The day of your liberation is Bush told Iraqis The speech did not silence oppo sition from home and abroad to Bushs toughonSaddam policies Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle said Bush had failed mis erably at diplomacy forcing the United States to go to war with Iraq From the ornate cross halls of the White House Bush said for the first time that Saddam could not retain power even by beginning to disarm his nation of weapons of mass de struction long the stated goal of policy in Iraq The only way war can be avoided now is Sad dams exile Bush said All the decades of deceit and cru elty have now reached an the president said Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq with See Reelin in the fun Hie DAVID Dakota Pearson above waits patiently for a nibble while participating in Kidfish and Crystal Yates left gets a helping hand from her dad John The event banks of the Guada lupe River near Canyon Lake More tnan 350 participate in Kidfish 6 and under First prjze ond prize Hope Mata San Antpnio First Andrew Libia second prize Heather Jassifc prize Chuck Allen r First Annlyn Basham sec ond Stormy Clifton third Amanda Krause fourth Erik Mladk fifth Kaylee Cravey All winners were from Comal County unless noted otherwise Key volunteers UecleJin Kelsea MoLain Brandon Roberts Chase Ivy Brandy West Majtinez Holhfy Chmelik Jeremy Soto From Staff Reports Kids and fishing have gone together since there have been kids and fish Sunday more than 350 kids and who knows how many moms and dads converged on Whitewater Sports for the annual Kidfish event spon sored annually by the Water Oriented Recreation District Anglers who fanned out for 500 yards up the Guadalupe caught at least 150 stocked trout according to George Cushanick WORD general manager It was fantastic It was just a wonderful day We broke all previous Kidfish attendance Cushanick said A lot of people caught fish and everybody had a good Cushanick said volunteers including Jim Inman Wendell Lyons 17 Smithson Valley High School students and Guadalupe River Trout Unlim ited members contributed to the success of the event Dominique Sanchez didnt want to touch the fish he just caught so his dad Carlos had to remove the hook from the fishs mouth INSIDE Key Code 76 Interest high in legislative conference BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The threat ofwar has boosted interest in the 37th annual Texas Legislative Conference a chamber offi cial said Monday New Braunfels residents have until noon today to buy their tickets to meet some of the states and countrys most influential officials The conference slated for this week at the New Braun fels Civic Center starts with a reception at 7 Thurs day honoring Karl Rove senior presidential adviser and assistant to President George W Bush Then a slew of state senators rep resentatives and other polit ical figures will discuss insurance costs homeland security and terrorism and other issues at an allday conference Friday Whenever you have peo ple of Mr Roves status there becomes a renewed interest in this said Michael Meek president of the Great er New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce which is hosting the event Meek said the opportunity to interact with highlevel officials at the cusp of war also has lead to new highs in conference ticket sales Speakers include Mike Toomey chief of staff for the Office of the Governor state Sen Teel Bivins chair of the Senate Finance Committee state Rep Tom Craddick Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Lt Gov David Dewhurst Jose Mon temayer Texas Commission er of Insurance state Sen Kip Averitt vice chairman of the Business and Com merce Committee state Sen Jeff Wentworth member of the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee Tommy Dayis director of the Texas Department of Public Safety Rove is being awarded the Texan of the Year award at Thursdays reception for his contributions in the field of public service The Texas Association of Business has called the event the best legislative confer ence in the state ELECTION 2003 Filing deadline Wednesday for city Comal ISD elections BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The deadline to file as a candidate in the New Braunfels and Comal Inde pendent School District elections is Wednesday afternoon New Braunfels City Secretary Michael Resendez said the filing peri od for candidacy for the citys two con tested council seats ends at 5 Wednesday Those interested in the Comal ISD race must also file by 5 Wednes day Early voting for both elections begins April 16 and runs until April 29 Elec tion Day is May 3 The New Braunfels City Charter lists the qualifications for council members in Section A candidate must be a resident of the council district that he or she would represent for at least 12 months prior to filing for office must be a qualified voter in the state of Texas and must not be indebted to the City of New Braun fels According to the charter an elected officer in New Braunfels must live in New Braunfels throughout his or her term Anyone qualified to run can pick up a filing packet at the city secretarys office located in city hall 424 S Castell Ave There is no filing fee For information contact Resendez at 6082100 ext 234 Voters in four of the seven Comal ISD districts will elect school board members Districts 1 2 5 and 7 Anyone interested in filing must be a registered voter live in the singlemember district they are filing for and have been residents of the district for six months Voter registration cards tell each patron their singlemem ber district number Applications are available from the CISD Central Office at 1421 North Business 35 New Braunfels Zimmerman enters race for Comal ISDs D5 seat Their hats are New Braunfels City Oouncil DISTRICT 3 Debbie Flume i Gale Pospisil DISTRICT 4 Robert Kendrick i Valerie Hull Comal Independent School DISTRICT Dora Gonzales i DISTRICT 2 Dan Krueger i DISTRICT 5 Rose Cervin John Zimmerman Lee Iredale DISTRICT Randy Pawelek i Bill Swint BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer John Zimmerman has en tered the race for the District 5 seat in the Comal Indepen dent School Boards Board of Trustees race Zimmerman a San Anto niobased architect and Spring Branch resident who has two children attending Bill Brown Elementary said hed like to examine teacher turnover in the school dis trict Theres always concerns about teachers and teacher he said Monday There are a lot of teachers that move on and Id like to try to figure out why thats there I dont know if thats the salaries if its just time for them to move he said Zimmerman said was un sure what other goals he had I know some issues in the past have been accepted so readily So I can help with a smoother transition Goals are kind of hard to pin down until you know all of the issues the board will have to he said Zimmerman also said it would be a benefit to have him as an architect on the school board because hes worked on school projects and the board will be dealing with growth and building plans in the future And he and his wife are active in the PTA at Bill Brown Elementary Zimmerman will face chal lengers Rose Cervin and Lee Iredale in the District 5 race Incumbent Derald LaRue has not announced if he plans to seek reelection Other candidates to file include In District 1 incumbent Dora Gonzales has filed to seek reelection In District 2 incumbent Dan Kmeger has announced plans to seek reelection In District 7 Bill Swint faces incumbent Randy Pawelek All incumbents are com pleting threeyear terms except Pawelek
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