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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas i NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY July 14 pages in 2 sections ais Serving New ftrauhfeta and County sJ 50 cents Saddams sons BY SARMAD JALAL Associated Press Writer Iraq Husseins Odai and a blaze of gunfire and rockets Tuesday when act ing on a tip from ah Iraqi stormed a palatial vil la in northern The military claimed then deaths will blunt Iraqi resisQUSAI HUSSEIN tance to the Ameri can The sixhour raid was the most suc cessful American operation since the war and comes as a muchneeded tonic for who recently have suffered a dozen attacks a day by Saddam loyalists ODAI HUSSEIN and other antiAmer there will be some people who will be pretty unhappy that we killed these two Four coalition soldiers were wounded and two other Iraqis were killed in the but Saddam was not among The house belonged to Nawaf alZaydan a Sad dam cousin and tribal leader in the We are certain that Odai and Qusai were killed Ricardo Sanchez told reporters in The bod ies were in such a condition where you could identify The identifying marks included ican News of the sons deaths touched off celebratory gun fire in Baghdad and at least one southern But Paul Iraqs top civilian cautioned Odais scars from a 1996 assassination a senior defense official speaking on condition of The daily attacks on See cty money at home BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer t Expanding the citys retail base could prevent future tax hikes and promote a better standard of New Braunfels officials Mayor Adam Cork said more shopping at home would stop residents from exporting the citys wealth and create more A city retail recruit ing study conducted by Community ID released this week found five sites in dif ferent areas of town that would be attrac tive to a variety of A second part of the study a yet unfunded project would identify spe cific retail demands that translate to potential new commerce The study considered demo graphics and buying habits of households within a 10 minute drive of the The sites on South Seguin and Main on Interstate 35 and FM CORK 35 and Loop Loop 337 and Texas 46 and FM 306 and East Common Street had similar retail according to the That means there could be retail development in any of Michael Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce That gives us a lot of Were not tied to just one Retailers shop for communities to locate just like con sumers shop for Meek The study will help the city market to the right One size doesnt fit Meek The more listings a real estate broker the more chances he has at sat isfying that If hes just got one house to show hes got one chance to sell A dive in sales tax revenue contributed to the recent tax A broader commercial tax See sweet homes Local church helps family make two homes one BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Miracles happen in many Felicity is watching one happen before her very eyes this sum Rusuriye emigrated from Burundi along with her with help from thenAmbassador Bob Krueger a few years Thats a miracle in itself when one according to the Central Intelligence more than Burundians have died in eth nic strife in that central African nation during the past We aak our brethren in New Braunfels to pray for our brethren in said Felicitys Marcien the Rusuriye family three three girls and mom and dad are seeing a new miracle in the home being created for them next door to their existing one on Cross just a short distance from Washington Oakwood Baptist Church has taken on the project of renovating two old homes and joining them together into one large fivebedroom residence DAVID Above Jean works in a removing old wallboard in what will soon become a new home for his who attends Texas Lutheran looks forward to having a place to study away from his five siblings that doesnt have clothes and shoes Top Chelsea and Rick Kiesling work on the deck that will join the two hous es on Cross River Street When the large will finally give the eightmember Rusuriye family the room they need The Rusuriyes came to New Braunfels threeandahalf years ago from Right Chelsea Kprtney Williams and Emily Lowry take time out from working on the new home for the Rusuriye family to pray before eating CISD employees may get pay raise BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Coma Independent School District employees could see more money in their paychecks come District staff Tuesday night recom mended a percent pay hike for teach ers and counsebrs and a one pay step increase for other such as maintenance and transportation Salaries and benefits make up about SO percent of the districts million operations 80 percent of which is paid for by Texas picks up about 20 percent of the district District business manager AJbel Campos i presented the salary recommendation Tuesday in a workshop meeting at Spring Branch Middle Campos said he wouldnt have revenue figures for the pending 2004 budget until the Comal Appraisal District certifies val ues this monthThe bottom Une on this salary proposal is the infor mation as we know the budget will be in the hole Cawpos The administrations said CISD spokesperson Kari ia the increases are to retain We haveto by to stay cpnipetitive with the districts ajsRund Trustees will decide whether to imple ment the latest proposed raise at their July 22 INSIDE 3SA Main Street Partners to help restore downtown BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The first taak New Braunfels Main Street Partners will tackle ia fund raising for the Bandstendreetoration The new nonprofit organization will also help raise funds for the citys Help a need for an umbrel la nonprofit focused on AfljiJ tiie bandstand was a good kickoff for said Bob a founding truftef of New Braunfels and chairman