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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Bush asks Congress to renew Patriot Act Ohio AP President facing efforts by some in his own party to scale back the 11 Patriot says it has made America safer and should be made The Patriot Act closed dan gerous gaps in Americas law enforcement and intelligence gaps the terror ists exploited when they attacked us on September the Bush Lawmakers responded to the 2001 attacks by over whelmingly approving the law 45 days It allowed expanded surveillance of ter ror increased use of material witness warrants to hold suspects incommunica do and permitted secret pro ceedings in immigration more than a dozen provisions are set to Those among oth er provide authority for nationwide search enable the FBI and intelli gence agencies to share infor mation about terrorism cases and gave the FBI the power to George Bush obtain records in ter rorismrelated cases from entities such as During Bush12004 reelection cam he made pre serving the law a common but he has rarely spoken of it His renewed focus came as Congress has begun work ing on the acts renewal amid fresh mem bers of both parties that it undermines basic Bush pressured Congress to make the expiring provisions His administra tion also is seeking greater powers for the FBI to subpoe na records in terrorism inves tigations without the approval of a judge or grand My message to Congress is clear Terrorist threats against us will not expire at the end of the year and neither should the protections of the Patriot Bush told more than 100 law enforcement The president credited the law with helping to bring federal charges against more than 400 than half of whom have been convicted and to break up terror cells in New Vir ginia and He spoke at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy to highlight the case of a Columbus lyman who was accused of plotting attacks on a New York bridge and a Midwest shopping mall but was tracked down with the help of the Patriot Bush said Paris met Osama bin Laden in 2000 at an alQai da training camp in he received instructions from top terror leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to destroy the Brooklyn because of the Patriot Bush Paris has provided information about alQaida and is serving a 20year prison Fireworks off limits in New Braunfels By Ron Maloney Staff Writer With Independence Day approaching and local fire works stands soon to be open for the public safety officials warn fireworks are illegal within the limits of the countys incorporated cities including New When used it should be with caution and adult New Braunfels Fire Stretch Rousseau on Thurs day warned that the public should be aware of the laws pertaining to According to code here in New theyre not only illegal to theyre ille gal to possess in the Rousseau Theyre dan Violation of the city fire works ordinance is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to and forfei ture of the illegal Rousseau said the city law is designed to protect people from which can be dangerous if there are numer ous incidents with injuries from Rousseau During this past Fourth of we had explosions involving professional demonstrations with injuries and We just want to warn people of the BAN CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Dry weather leads county to ban some fireworks brought the countys drought index to an average of 416 well below initiating a burn But a couple weeks of dry weather could change he The 14day outlook places the index in the 500 to 600 which is when we usu ally implement a burn Manfbrd If we hayp no more rain in this time have 90to 100degree well be in a dire situation by July County Counsel Geoff Barr drafted an order that would allow County Judge Danny Scheel to lift the ban if weath er conditions The court is giving author ity to the judge to act on behalf the fire marshal if Barr Announcing the new AcRvSop r Lens Implant visual relief for the millions of middleaged men and women wearing or reading Thanks to a recent breakthrough 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nominee with shouting perhaps the loud est in states with senators up for reelection next A vacancy could occur lat er this month when the courts term Chief Jus tice William Rehnquist is ailing from thyroid At John Paul Stevens is the oldest and two oth ers are in their The American people ought to prepare themselves to participate in one of the most extensive debates and conversations thats been had I think theres a sense that in the the left has really made excellent use of the month of August when senators are all back Sean Rushton Committee for Justice in more than a decade about the Supreme said Nan director of the liberal Alliance for one of two organizations steering a coalition of groups on the In the conservative corner is the Committee for Director Sean Rushton says his group is the air traffic controller of the rightof center campaign to seat a conservative judge in the mode of justices Clarence Thomas or Antonin He said many groups on the right say that if Rehnquist is going to step they hope Congress could finish the confirmation process before the August I think theres a sense that in the the left has really made excellent use of the month of August when sena tors are all back Rush ton recalling President Reagans 1987 nomination of Robert who after being portrayed as a brilliant jurist and a dangerous was rejected by the The Committee for which has close ties to the White was formed three years ago at the request of Trent Lolt of Mississip then the majority and the urging of Bushs top political Karl The group holds weekly conference calls with conser vative raises money and keeps in touch with pow erful players in Washington with a role in the Supremo Court nomination Committee for Justice is steered by Boyden the White House counsel to former President George Bush who helped Thomas through a con tentious La Vernia Museum asking for assistance The La Vernia Historical Association is seeking volun display cases and items for The La Vernia Heritage Museum is scheduled to open as soon as The City of La Vernia has granted use of the old firehouse build ing on Highway 87 and FM 775 to be used for the muse Individuals who are inter ested in assisting with the creation and development of the new La Vernia Heritage Museum are encouraged to We want La Vernia to be proud of this said LVHA Elaine Particularly needed are pho household tools and Items may be placed on tem porary loan with the museum or the museum needs display cases and monetary The association is a 501 C 3 public qualified to receive tax deductible transfers or gifts according to Internal Rev enue Service To offer contributions or contact the La Ver nia Historical Associations Heritage Museum Founda tion Committee at 830 947 830 7797095 or 210 3923281 or visit lHltftaKrjlartUllf lljjiviuc onnnc rntt Nobody Sells Tires For less 9 sttijmjtmimrgtt GUARANTEED GOOD Champion SE 14 I I WAIL TIRE AVAILABLE CALL FOR DINED SIZES AT SIMILAR PRICES OOP MILE WARRANTY MILE WARRANTY 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