New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 21, 2003, Page 2

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 21, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Dedember 5JUsst arrested for 1 two from San Ai ed for Breaking into anl r group df three adults dtii yjdufi were arrested for stealing c theywere entering through said LtfMikfe Things pickup during Many cars ha in New Braunfelsr this yeaf home burglaries are iThieves want to get their handson Christmas and people protect themselves with common 1 jt he said dows andshoiild be aware offiieirj f From wire reports EIsMitfj PLANO MEGACHURCHES PUT ON MEGAPRODUCTIONS In the biblical account of the Christmas a heavenly host of angels appeared to shepherds tending their flock near die stable where baby Jesus lay in a In Prestonwood Baptist Churchs brightly lit angels with long organza shiny head bands and red wigs fly over a sanctuary filled with about The angel suspended from harnesses The angels hang six stories up attached to 150foot long tracks on the sanctuarys Fifteen wired headsets control the angels movement toward the where shep herds with real sheep herald the Messiahs After Jesus was the Bible v says that the angels were singing praises and giving glory to the said Amanda one of five angels in the annual Dallas Christmas Festival at the member And thats just what Ithink about when Im fly ing put Im just thinking about that how incredible it must have At Easter and even the Fourth of Broad waystyle productions like the one at Prestonwood have become the norm for the nations Protestant NATION BOSTON MAJOR MILESTONE OPENS TO TRAFFIC IN BOSTONS BIG DIG The hulking elevated Central Artery highway that has marred the citys landscape for more than four decades carried its last car Saturday as it was years late and billions over budget a tunnel routing Interstate 93 under downttiwn In a simple Mayor Thomas Menino and Massa chusetts Turnpike Authority chairman Matthew Amorello cut a ribbon to open a stretch of highway that allows traffic to soar over the Leonard E Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge and then sweep through four south bound lanes of underground Interstate The first motorist to travel the new stretch of highway was Elaine returninghome to Boston after visiting a sister in Shfewadmet5hifiiblidgi3Dy Meainb and Attl6teli6 and given pare for the the first a BigDfg baseball dap arid map df between die two leaders since theprajecfc Quteia took office in WORLD JERUSALEM OFFICIALS PREPAREOR POS SIBLE SUMMIT Israeli and Palestinian officials are working to set up a meeting between their prime ministers this week aimed at renewing peace the chief Palestinian negotiator said t Officials have been trying for several weeks to arrange a summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian The meeting would be the first such highlevel encounter in Both sides have expressed a desire to meet to rejuvenate efforts to implement the backed road map peace which envisions an immediate end to violence andthe creation of a Palestinian state by Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Saturday he and other PalestinianOfficials planned to meet in the next two days with the PARIS LIBYAS DISARMAMENT PLEDGE NAILED AS A VICTORY and American diplo macy Won European praise Saturday for winning Libyas pledge to renounce of mass and looked Washington lifting sanctions against the North African state it accuses of sponsoring locked in its own effort to haltneighbor North nuclear weapons programTand other nations saw Libyas sur prise pledge as evidence that negotiations Egypt urged Israel to follow Europe held out the possibility of restoring diplomatic relations with while France tempered its praise by urgingTripoli to deal with another legacy of its dark past An airliner bombing in SecretaryGeneral Kofi through a hailed Libyas decision as a posi tive step toward the strengthen ing of global efforts to prevent the spread and use of those Attorney questions redistricting decision w By The Associated Press An attorney representing Texas congressional Democ rats in a federal redistricting trial has asked the Department of Justice to explain how it arrived at its decision to uphold a Republi can redistricting Attorney Gerry Hebert senta letter tdtEe Justice Depart ment on Saturday saying he has heard from people within agency that Civil Rights Division lawyers investigating the Texas map had recom mended it not be But he said political appointees at the department overruled A Justice Department spokeswoman on Saturday declined to comment and could not confirm that the agency had received the let Texas flu cases on the decline DALLAS AP At hospi tals across the fierce influenza outbreak that struck unusually early this year appears to be loosening its For Parkland Hos pital in Dallas reached a flu milestone on Wednesday when it had its first day with out a diagnosis since early Along with health department officials in El Houston and San Anto nio said they also saw declin ing Doug spokesman for the Texas Department of said he expects Texas to retain the widespread des ignation for a It does appear that what weje seeing now is more nor mal for December and Per Eoom The Justice Department cleared the Republicanbacked map of violating the Voting Rights Act oh The fed eral trial in the case is contin uing hi and a three judge panel is expected to rule after closing arguments Tues Democrats and minority groups challenged the map in saying it violates theVot ing by diluting the voting strength of Republicans say the map is only intended to more accu rately reflect voting trends in where the GOP holds all statewide elected offices and controls the Democrats lead the delega tion but the new map could mean as many as seven more seats for the GOE who worked for the agencys Civil Rights Division for more than 20 said in an interview Saturday that its extremely rare for a recom mendation to be It is often a rubber he I would say in 80 to 90 percent of the cases the rec ommendation is read and by and large the recommenda tions made are Hebert in his letter said a gag J is in place on Justice1 Departmentemployees who dealt with the s I believe these restrictions were imposed to hide from public scrutiny the decision that political appointees made early on that preclearance would be granted to the pro posed regardless of the recommendation from the Voting he Hebert said six staff attor neys and a paralegal within the Civil Rights Divisions Voting of them polit ical appointees worked on the lb find that the map violated the Voting Rights they had to find that the map as a whole is going to make black Hispanic voters worse off than theywere he If minorities were at the same levelor if the recommenda vybuldv have to approve the he my information is that theletterthat was sent by staff attorneys recom mended an objection arid that the political appointees were not persuaded by that and so went ahead and sent the letter approving the he The redistricting plan was passed by the Legislature after a year of partisan fighting and three special If HELPING HANDS 210 Lewis Fugett 122125 God saw you getting tired and a was not to So he put his arms around yc and Come with With tearful eyes we watched you fade although Wfjagj could not ask you to A Golden Heart stc hands to He only takesthe bW It has been 8 r all miss All jjQMLTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Land New TX78130 1830 fax 83016251224 Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Friday by tha New Braunlels HeraldZeitung USPS 707 landa or 311328 Comal Tanas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunlels HeraldZeitung in New Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe coun ties Three Sw One Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 IW Mail outside Texas Sin Pelivery problemi Subscribers who have not received 9 newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Stiff directory Editor and Publisher Sir y NljMlli 220 202 Mil Composing Manager 205 Vivy f Commercial Printing and Inttunitipn Systems 6265231 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