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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday Jamtaiy 2004 1 WASHINGTON A Bush administration is faldttpiajpf steps to boost eonfidertetlrithe beef supply at home and abroad where more than 80 tries have banned American beef products disease first surfaced in Washington state a week ago The changes announced Tuesday include a ban on meat from cows that cant walk or stand oh their own and a promise to speed ere adon of a nationwide animal track ing system Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said consumers shouldnt see an increase in prices as a result A spokesman for the meatpack ing industry however said beef prices could increase pennies per The projected cost for the tracking system that would allow rapid response to a disease out break is more than million for thejHrst six years In Canada meanwhile food safe ty investigators established a tenta tive link between an Edmonton ren dering plant and the infected Hoi stein the Edmonton Journal report ed Wednesday The plant may have provided contaminated materials to mills that mixed where officials believe the cow was well as to another farm in the province where a case of mad cow disease was discovered in May A The new regulations are ported by consumer and animal welfare advocates and include faster testing of cattle at higher risk of mad cow disease because of age or the presence of neurological Meat will not be processed until test results are back Veneman said small intestines from cows wilhxo longerbe the food supply nor head and spinaltissue from cattleplder than 30 age chosen because the disease generally has an incubation period of at least three years officials said In addi tion the Bush administration is ordering changes in slaughterhouse LU prevent meat from being accidentally contaminated with brain or spinal cord tissue that can spread bovine spongiform encephalopathy or mad cow disease Sound science continues to be our Veneman said adding that the food supply was safe even before she announced tougher reg ulations NEWS DIGEST HERALDZmrUNG Members af tht MefCertna ehileffims swim Tfts Maffirw have a break te play and fun From staf f wire reports 2eitung offices at 707 Landa St gate theaHegations Jackson lev LOCAL NEW BRAUNFELS PRISONER RETURNS PROM CHRISTMAS VISIT the con victed sex offender whose family asked that he be allowed to visit his dying mother over the Christmas holiday returned as promised Tuesday to the Comal County Jail Attorney Glen Peterson asked 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel that Christopher D Mouton be permitted to go to the Houston area over Christmas Petersons request came in response to letters Moutons father and brother wrote in November and December Mouton 32 was convicted in 2001 of aggravated sexual assault of a child which is a firstdegree felony and was sentenced to pro bation The assaults of a New Braunfels girl under 14 years of age took place between May and June 1998 In July 2003 Mouton who has moved to Harris County was found to have violated his proba tion Steel sentenced him to six months in jail NEW BRAUNFELS JUDGE OF NEW COURT TO BE SWORN IN Comal County CourtatLaw 2 Judge Charles Stephens will be sworn into office in a cere mony to be conducted Friday at the New Braunfels Civic Center County com missioners Charles appointed Stephens Stephens in September to establish the countys second A former Canyon Lake and New Braunfels attorney Stephens closed up his law practice and has been overseeing construction of a courtroom in the former Commis sioners Court offices on the third floor of the courthouse annex Stephens Assistant District Attorney Joe Soane and attorney Randy Gray are candidates for the permanent post The primary election will be March 9 NEW BRAUNFELS NEWSPAPER DELIVERY AS SCHEDULED The Herald will be closed today Newspapers will be delivered as normal Circulation personnel will be on hand until 10 Offices will reopen Friday for normal business hours For other closings see Page IB TEXAS HOUSTON SUSPECTED ROBBER MAKES IT EASY FOR POLICE It wasnt So much what the robber took from a Houston fastfood restaurant but what he left behind And the third time was no charm Police say a robbery suspect fleeing the Whataburger restau rant Tuesday night dropped a job eled during an interview on Sun days 60 Jackson was treated with the utmost respect and courtesy during his arrest and booking Nov 20 on suspicion of child molestation and was in no way manhandled or Ander son said at a news conference The sheriff said that Jackson raised no complaints during the process thanked authorities when it was over whistled and sang during the ride to jail and replied Wonderful when asked at one point how he was doing WASHINGTON GUARDSMEN RESERVISTS BEAR GROWING SHARE OF DEATH TOLL Citizen soldiers of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve are suffering an al information maKing it easy tor authorities to track him down Police say the suspect whose name was not Immediately released walked in the place with a gun and demanded money from about five employees and three customers As he was running away one of the victims saw something fall from his back pocket It was a job application Not for Whataburger but for another place of Officer B Ells said And we got the information from that and sent a tact team down and found him near the Police took from him a revolver and a roll of money Charges were pending Some of the victims said it was nt the first time they saw the man Tuesday evening He showed up earlier at the restau rant asked someone for the time then left apparently spotting a couple of police officers eating He came a second time and another officer1 was NATION SANTA BARBARA Calif SANTA BARBARA SHERIFF DENIES MICHAEL JACKSON ABUSE CLAIM The sheriff Wednesday strongly denied Michael Jackson was roughed up by jailers during his arrest and threatened to press charges against the pop star for making a false accusation against an offi cer Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson said he asked the state attorney general to investi to Pentagon statistics Of the 39 deaths in December for which the Pentagon has released the victims name 10 or about 26 citi zen soldiers according to an Associated Press review of Penta ffleflt spokesman Adam firell reacted to the report by saying Israel should halt settlement BAGHDAD CAR BOMS EXPLODES DURING NEW YEARS PARTY A car bomb ripped through an elegant restaurant crowded with diners at a New Years Eve party featur ing belly dancers live music and fine wine The blast killed five Iraqis and wounded 35 others including at least two Americans It was not clear who was behind the explosion which came despite tightened security in the capital over the holiday as military officials expected insur gent attacks Two other bombs exploded earlier Wednesday near military convoys in the capi tal one also a car bomb the other an explosive hidden in bushes outside another restau rant KABUL Afghanistan KARZAI URGES CONVENTION NOT TO COMPROMISE backed President Hamid Karzai gon reports That is up from 14 insisted anew Wednesday that percent in November the dead liest month of the war with 81 American deaths Overall since the start of hos tilities last March 14 percent of ail military deaths have been members of the Army Guard or Reserve The Army says it has had 68 reservists killed so far com pared with nine among the Afghanistans new constitution install a strongly centralized gov ernment rejecting opposition demands for the powers he cov ets to be shared with a beefedup parliament A marathon constitutional loya jirga or grand council dead locked Tuesday over a dangerous ethnic split sparking a flurry of WORLD Marines two in the Navy and one behindthescenes diplomacy to in the Air Force salvage talks on a charter sup posed to usher in a brighter future for this warravaged coun try and lead to summer elec tions Speaking to reporters on the steps of his palace Karzai said he delivered a blunt message to council chairman Sibghatullah Mujaddedi who called him Tuesday With a list of demands from rebel delegates We will not make any kind of JERUSALEM ISRAEL PLAN TO EXPAND SET TLEMENTS COULD JEOPARDIZE qsteeli Cabinetminisi nteis approved a plan to expand settlements on the occupied Golan Heights a move that angered Syria and could jeopard ize nascent efforts to resume peace talks Syria denounced the mil lion project which aims to bring 900 more Israeli families to the strategic plateau currently home to around Israelis The plan blocks the road to any effort or initiative toward achieving a just and compre hensive peace in the a Syrian government spokesman said Wednesday quoted by the official Syrian Arab News Agency In Washington State Depart stability of the Karzai said TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 48153439 33 66 PICK 3 Day Night 253 TEXAS TWOSTEP CASH FIVE 1220212731 MEGA MILLIONS 1218213246 1 MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD ARRESTS jLaw enforcement officers in County and New Braunfels charged the follow between Dec 30 and 31 JRonald Allen Duncan 46 Fargo driving intoxicated if James Noel Gennette III 23 possession of marijuana Erik Gonzales 24 San Antonio expired license plates expired drivers license failure to maintain financial responsibility pos session of less than 2 ounces of marijuana Pamila Michelle Havard 35 Canyon Lake speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone failure to maintain financial respon sibility expired license plates Rudy M Ibarra 34 San Antonio driving while license suspended Estella Gomez Palestrant 41 New Braunfels theft between and expired license plates violation of drivers license restriction A violation of promise to appear Cory James Respress 29 Converse failure to while intoxi cated Jorge Ivan Robles 17 Cibolo Abraham D Rutherford 18 New Braunfels no life jacket expired license plates viola tion of promise i to appear Robert Young 24 New Braunfels theft between and I il JOIN US ONLINE 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