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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas V TT DECEMBER RALDZEITUNG BASKETBALL Smithson Valley boys face tall task as District 265A basket ball wars Page BA FORUM COLUMN Cal Thomas writes how the Democrats try to get back on track with Page 4A and Comal County since 38 12 2 sections CLICK 8 i cloudy High Low 72 59 Details IB D6ARABBY 41 CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS M CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 41 1 Sifting through the debris Dimas Images A mother and her children walk past debris left in a street after a tsunami hit the beach 150 miles from southern Asias massive earthquakes epicenterTuesday in Banda Up to were feared dead and the possibility of disease outbreaks threatened to claim more lives in Aceh Death toll passes officials warn of disease DIDYQU AGENCIES COLLECTING MONEY FOR RELIEF EFFORTS Several American agen cies are collecting money to send to tsunami vic All donations are tax Red Cross International RasponM Fund PO Box 800 HELP NOW Salvation Army 800 SALARMY India Gospel Outreach do Freedom Fellowship 410Timber New TX 830 625 1288 Other relief be found on the Internet at which is a secure site set up to accept donations by credit or debit card MISSING RELATIVES Those concerned about the status of rela tives in the area devas tated by tsunami Sunday can call the State Departments Overseas Citizens Services Office at 1888 ON THE INTERNET For log onto the State Departments Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site at On the left side rail are postings concerning Sri Lanka The site is updated 24 hours a seven days a By Djuhari Associated Press Writer BANDA Indonesia Hungry refugees sur vived on coconuts or looted food on Indonesias bat tered Sumatra island Tues day as the regions death toll from a mammoth earth quake and tsunami rose above The health agency warned that epidemics could claim as many In there were vast areas of devastation where the bodies had not been An official said people might have died in the area around a Sumatran which would be the worst death toll in a single loca A flight over Meula boh showed widespread wreckage and buildings inundated by In a police official said people were missing and feared most of them on two island They also were not part of The Associated Press overall Along Indias southeast ern hospital teams stood by to help the but three days after the dis aster still spent most of their Tsunami dead pass More than people died in Southern Asia and Eastern Africa after tsunami waves from an Indian Ocean earthquake hit the 2004KHT SourcrAP Preliminary death toll Estimates as of 5 ET Tuesday 11 GET Indonesia More dead being found as relief workers reach northern Sumatra Sri lulu Total expected to reach tadta missing in remote Nicobar Islands time tabulating the dead as ambulances hauled in more A French cul tural center in Thailands capital provided clothes and food for tourist fami lies left with nothing when the sea battered southern beach My no word My no word yelled a woman at a makeshift morgue in Lhok Where are they Where are they I dont know where to start Indonesias Health Min istry said in a statement that thousands more bodies were found rais ing to more than the number of confirmed deaths in parts of Sumatra the territory closest to the epicenter of the quake that sent tsunami waves rolling across the Indian Sri Lanka listed people India andThailand with the toll expected to A total of more than 300 were killed in Myan the Mal Seychelles and But officials had not yet counted the dead in two zones that suffered the brunt of both the earth quake and the tsunami that followed The west coast of Sumatra and Indias remote See Page 2A Locals offer help in international relief efforts UJftfc JOBM Its one of the most takes several trios to indicated 107 Deoole i months Den wejw relaxing on the beach at resort in Kar fUMMHlf Its one of the most beautiful places in the But things will never be the tame It will take and years to recov pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church in New Braua several trips to Karala every year to teach at a Bible college run by India Gospel Out When of the dii aiter broke Sunday his first fhffliiht mac for nftonle VlPV W UJ jpi Initial reports indicated 197 people died in located at the southwestern most point of UU hasnt really sunk in think all of the people I know are I BLUEBONNET Spring Branch BSD seeks tax increase By Ron Matoney StaffWriter SPRING BRANCH The emergency services district responsible for fire service in Spring Branch will seek a 3cent increase in its property tax at an election called for BSD 4 President Bob Walker addressed Com missioners Court Tues day to tell the county it would seek to raise its property tax cap from 3 to 6 cents per of assessed BSD 4 contracts with the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection in 124 square miles of western Comal County On a home with a taxable value of the increase would mean a tax hike per per year on a The money would be used to make the SBVFD a fulltime fire department and See Page 3A Jeremy Van Ausdall Tour of Faith Another church is pro filed in the weekly series of churches in and around the customers deal with after holidays rush By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Carol Clark stood in the checkout line at Kohls Department Store with an armfull of Christmas They were marked down 60 per cent Clark Her Lucy was holding a stack of towels that were 30 percent Like millions of other Clark and Page were taking advantage of bar gains offered by major retailers after All of our seasonal products are marked down 60 said Kohls store manager Katherine And our cold weather merchandise will be marked down for clearance until its all Stripling said last especially Christmas was an excellent People are shopping for Christmas later and later each she Especially during the last two days before Most including hoped shoppers would splurge on gifts after Christmas and opened their See Page 3A Jeep OVER 700 VEHICLES 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