Tuesday, December 28, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas December SRALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASKETBALL New Braunfels presses all the right buttons in nondistrict girls basketball win over Smithson Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Charley Reese writes how recipients of the Medal of Freedom reflect Bushs belief in Page 4A 37 12 2 sections CLICK 8O4 i sewswoo Mostly cloudy High Low 68 53 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS M Search continues for man in robbery case By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels police detec tives were working Monday running down leads in their search for whoever robbed a local bank on Christmas Patrol John Villarreal said officers investigating the robbery atTexStar located at Walnut Avenue and the west Interstate 35 frontage were fielding tip calls I spoke with detective Bob Parchman this morn Villarreal lie was working to get a leg up on some and its my under standing the Criminal Investi gation Division lieutenant as Villarreal said investigators were reviewing footage shot by the banks security and have passed copies of them out to patrol officers to familiarize them with the sus pects In he pho tographs have been sent to other area law enforcement agencies in the hope some one can identify the From the quality of the he would be readily identifiable to someone who knows unless thats a dis Villarreal His stature would also be an indi if he isnt disguising The suspect is described in be on the look out bulletins as a white or Hispanic male between his late 30s and early 50s in age with a heavyset He had a lightbrown or blondcolored beard and was wearing a dark knit darkcolored a gray See Page 3A 200506 school year start under debate By Leigh Jones StaffWriter With one more week of Christmas vaca tion to next years school start date probably is the last thing Comal County students are thinking But shortly after the classrooms reopen in administrators and school trustees will decide how soon students must return in the fall and when they will be released in 2006 for the One start date might be as good as as far as students are unless it delays sum mer vacation or push es first semester exams back until Jan By school must start no sooner than the week which includes This the 21st was a enabling administra tors to open school almost a week on the But in 21 falls on a forc ing the start date to the following unless the school dis trict begs the Texas Education Associa tion to let classes begin I think we will probably seek a waiv er to start said Ann a mem ber of New Braunfels Independent School Districts Improve ment If the district does not start school until giv ing teachers a workday schools would only have 79 instructional days before Christmas and 98 days between January and The imbalance could force the first with final exams for high school to end after The DEIC has grappled with the calen dar for and Kuehler is ready to hear what the community We need input from parents who have kids that will be affected by the calen she At the top of Kuehlers list of questions is See Page 2A Carter Casteel DID YOU By state i school must i start now j sooner than i the week I which includes For the 2005 06 school i 21 i falls on a i foreI ing the start j date to the I following i Monday i unless the i school district begs the I Texas Educa tional AssociI ation to let i classes begin disaster in Asia D BAY Images a a scene of destruction Monday following a devastating quake and series of tidal waves that struck the Indonesia s remote Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island has emerged as one of the worstaffect ed areas with thousands of fatalities after taking the full force of the quake and the tsunami that followed Sunday ea areas with thousands of fatalities after taking the full force of the quake and the tsunami that followed Death toll from tsunamis passes By Dllip Ganguly I I nrnhahlv manv hillinnc i By Dilip Ganguly Associated Press Writer Sri Lanka Rescuers piled up bodies Monday along southern Asian coastlines devastated by tidal waves that obliter ated seaside towns and killed more than people in 10 With thousands missing and the death toll expected to climb far aid agencies and nations rushed to help millions of people left homeless or without clean Hundreds of children were buried in mass graves in and morgues and hospitals struggled to cope with the Somalia reported hundreds of some miles away from the earthquake off Indonesia that sent tsunamis raging across the Indian The International Red PRAKASH Images Women C9ver their face as walk through the devastated Karmavadi village in the Nagapattinam some 350 km south of Madras Monday after tidal waves hit the death toll in southern India from tidal waves that battered much of Asia crossed Monday with thousands still officials Cross reported deaths and expressed con cern about waterborne dis eases like malaria and Jan the Emergency Relief said millions of people were affected by lost polluted drinking destroyed sanitation and that the cost of the damage would probably be many billions of We cannot fathom the cost of these poor societies and the nameless fisher men and fishing villages and so on that have just been wiped Hundreds of thousands of livelihoods have he told In San Antonio District Director OLeen Stone reported District 21 Lamar Smith was monitoring the situation in the Indian Congressman Smith so far has had one inquiry from constituents whose child was on a boat in the Indian but they have since heard from her and all is Stone The Depart ment of State through its Overseas Citizens Services office has established a See Page 2A DID YOU CONTACT NUMBERS FOR RELATIVES IN HIT AREAS Those concerned about the status of relatives in the area devastated by tsunami Sunday can call the State Departments Overseas Citizens Services Office at 18884074747 For log onto the State Departments Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site at On the left side 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