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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                OCTOBER IJRALDZEITUNG afUKTS FOOTBALL Thick as Canyon High Schools second line are pick ing passers Page 6A COUPON FREE PASS Fiesta Shrine Circus offers a free pass for children and a buy get one free adult Page 2A New Braunfels and Comal County since 16 2 sections CLICK i Partly cloudy High Low 91 70 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 38 Man in alleged flood theft identified By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A New Braunfels attorney Thursday identified the city street department employee accused of stealing in the aftermath of the 2002 flood and declared his clients inno Glen Peterson said the man facing possible criminal charges in the wake of the fir ings of 12 employees is street superintendent Roland Mar Peterson said Martinez was given the allegedly stolen items he turned over to and city officials and police officers could have found that the attorney charged if they had Were going to stand get in the batters box and hit this Peterson My client doesnt have to Hes New Braunfels police Detec tive Bob Parchman investigat ed theft allegations against Martinez and has forwarded his findings to the district attorneys office for possible presentation to the grand Parchman said Thursday evening he would not com ment on a current investiga a 21year city was fired 16 by City Engineer Mike In a termination memo Short wrote to he listed three city policies he said Mar tinez See Page 5A ON WITH THE ISSUES MARC President George makes a point during his debate with Democratic presidential nominee John at their first presidential debate at the University of Miami in Coral At center is moderator Jim Kerry clash on Iraq war in first of 3 debates By Terence Hunt AP White House Correspondent CORAL John Kerry accused President Bush Thursday night of a colossal error in judgment in ordering the invasion of The world is better off with out Saddam the president shot back in campaign adding his rival once said so I agree with Bush jabbed sarcastically at a rival he depicts as prone to In a 90minute debate dominated by a war that has claimed more than American Kerry called the conflict a diversion in the broad er struggle against terror and the hunt for Osama bin The fourterm Massachusetts sen George Dick Cheney ator said he could do a bet ter job than Bush of pro tecting the nation against another 11style and pledged to be strong and resolute in fighting But we also have to be and smart means not diverting our attention from the war on terror and taking it off to Kerry said This I dont know if he really sees whats happening over Kerry said of standing 10 feet away on a University of Miami n John John Edwards debate Bush swiftly returned to his theme of Kerry as a man who changes his mind too often to be president He voted to authorize the use of force and now says its the wrong war at the wrong dont think you can lead if you say wrong wrong wrong What message does that send to our troops said die Repub lican With less than four weeks until the the polls show Bush with a small lead in the race for the White and several battle ground states exceedingly Even some Democrats said the with a national television audience in the tens of rep resented Kerrys best chance to gain latecampaign Both men used wellrehearsed lines during their facetoface but this was the Qrst time each had to listen to the criticism at close Bush appeared perturbed when Kerry leveled some of his scowling at times and looking away in apparent disgust at Kerry often took notes when the president Some networks offered a split screen to viewers so they could see See Page 5A Fundraising projects to ielp school activities By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Independent School District students will participate in 82 fundraising projects during the 2004 05 school They will ring their neighbors door bells to sell everything from cookie dough and fancy chocolates to maga zines and holiday gift The purpose of the sales campaigns is to raise money for extracurricular activ ities not adequately funded in the dis tricts million State funding is declining and money is not as readily said Assistant Superintendent Janet To sup port extracurricular which keep a lot of kids coming to money has to be The fundraising projects prevent par ents from footing the entire extracur ricular activity biS and enable students with limited resources to Although students are supposed to do the selling and usually are offered incen tives for meeting or exceeding their sales the majority of the work often falls to They take their childrens brochures to work where they can per suade their colleagues to buy an box of Kristy New Braunfels High School cheerleading said when parents do the it defeats the pur pose of shifting the financial burden away from See Page 3A safety Detex produces safety systems for Johns bursting at plans expansion of church the HtmUWiMg uM feature a diffumthouse vf JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Pastor Chuck Thebeau Denomination Anglican Communion Attendance 250 Meeting times 8 and Location 312 Guenther Phone 625 2532 i Web site Worship style traditional and blended I Mission drawn by driven by faith and devoted in By Uigh Jones StaffWriter Johns Episcopal Church has a good are bursting at the The new members who come every month join a community of believers who are knowledgeable about their They might not have started out with full but under the leader ship of Either Chuck Thebeau their under standing is growing along with their num Our people are having a ball learning and soaking things he said Its a joy to watch the light bulbs go Although he regularly teaches 70 adults in his Sunday school TVyhRan ing plans to expand The Lord has really put it on our hearts to help people grow in a confident faiuV he said When people understand it transforms their Thebeaus dream has taken shape as the Center for Faith a school open to everyone who wants to learn more about The developed with the help of Director Larry will include class es on scripture and life Our core classes will deal with some of the issues we wrestle Hughes What does the Bible say about itself Can we believe it We are in the midst of a bat tle of Its a dynamic way of looking at Classes will delve into scripture and com plex but they will be taught so everyone can understand They also will be at least at Hughes said the congregation had a number of members qualified to but he also planned to bring in national and international With the center and the churchs steady the congregation is ready to move to a larger They have land on Texas a master See CHURCH Page 3A DAVID Father Chuck Thebeau says that Johns Episcopal Church is bursting at the   

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