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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas XKHKMXHXKXXHHHXK HIXED ADC 701 KOI 1000571 SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VftUDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 TT JULY IRALDZEITUNG SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE Sparks fly following New Braunfels forfeit win over Lockhart in Little League Page 5 FORUM SOUND OFF Readers write on Bushs stance on fair commit and banning alcohol on the Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 199 12 1 section CLICK 5O0 10 chance of rain High Low 10077 Details DEAR ABBY 8 CLASSIFIEDS 9 COMICS 7 CROSSWORD 7 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 5 TV GRIDS 8 NIGHTMARE IN THE STREETS Hit man testifies in trial Photo by LINDSEY A London doubledecker with its roof blown off in Woburn Place in central London onThursday following a series of bomb explosions in the At least 37 dead in London terror strike By Robert Ban Associated Press Writer LONDON struck in the heart of London on Thurs day as explosions ripped through three subway trains and blasted the roof off a crowded red doubledecker At least 37 people were killed and more than 700 wounded in the dead liest attack on the city since the blitz in World War British Prime Minister Tony Blair blamed Islamic extremists and said the bombings were designed to coincide with the opening in Scotland of a G8 summit of the worlds most powerful Foreign Secre tary Jack Straw said the bomb ings which came the day after London won the bid to host the 2012 the hallmarks of an alQaida related Police said there had been no warning and that the blasts at three subway stations went off within 26 starting at in an Underground train just outside the financial Authorities initially blamed a power surge but real ized it was a terror attack after the bus bombing near the British Museum at less than an hour after the first Trapped passengers in the Underground railway threw themselves on the some As subway cars quick ly filled with people used their umbrellas to try to break the windows so that they could get Passengers emerged from the Underground covered with blood and On the in a light buses fer ried the and medics used a hotel as a I didnt hear just a flash of people no thoughts of what it I just had to get out of the said See Page 2 REACTIONS TO THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON John Comyn and Kay Bailey and Henry Cuellar made the following statements regarding the terrorist attacks in London The terrorist attacks in London are a reminder j although its been four years since America was hit on terrorists are looking I for ways to attack innocent civilians around the world in j an attempt to advance their j jihadist Unfortunate this is a new and different kind of enemy that we find very hard to but we should not let the pas sage of time break our resolve in taking the battle on the offensive to where the work and So we must maintain our resolve and stay the We know that this is still a very dangerous world and weve got to stay vigilant in the ongoing global war against John Cornyn Kay Bailey Hutchison Henry Cuellar I extend my condo lences to the victims and their families of die horrific and senseless terrorist attacks in The thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with the people of Great The actions of cowards against innocent people will not prevail our resolve to fight terrorism around the world will not be America was awoken today to yet another act of cowardly Our British friends are suffering because there are people in the world who fear freedom and despise As President Bush meets this week at the G8 todays horror should serve as a reminder that while there are many issues confronting the none are more impor tant or time sensitive than win ning the War on The thoughts and prayers of my Senate colleagues and me are with Prime Minister Tony Blair and the British peo And here at home we must remain steadfast in the defense of our nation and the spread of liberty around the No parking signs making an impact in neighborhood By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Karen MacDonald spent a good por tion of last summer playing parking attendant and trash MacDonald lives on South right in the heart of the neighborhood for mally known by tourists as parking After continued complaints from res which grew particularly loud last city council approved parking by permit in three areas this MacDonald said she and her neigh bors were and with the new no parking signs in they had considerably less trouble from incon siderate 1 absolutely see a difference between this year and last The noise level and litter has really reduced in front of my Traffic also is better because people are not circling the neighbor hood looking for a place to she Even MacDonalds out of town July Fourth guests noticed a They were she laugh Other than some complaints about the process residents use to obtain a parking City Manager Chuck Pin to said city hall phone lines were devoid of calls from frustrated the best indication the signs were While parking in MacDonalds See Page 3 Parking by Permit A map indi cating the locations of parking by permit areas in the These parking areas were created ear lier this year to pre vent tourists parking on neighbor hood streets near the By Ron Maloney StaffWriter An undercover officer who posed as a hit man Thursday testified that Jonathan Bena vides said he didnt care how his exgirlfriend was The who posed as a hit man named Damon who works for a fictional Dixie said under questioning by Assistant District Attorney Geoff Barr that Benavides initially offered but agreed to pay for the and alleged accomplice Samantha Kaderli were arrested March 6 and and are charged with criminal conspiracy to solicit capital a firstdegree If convicted in 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robisons they face five to 99 years in state Childs allegedly connected Benavides to a friend who she thought could procure a hit but who instead informed Childs is the wife of Jeffrey a former New Braunfels police officer who resigned his job during the Jeffrey Childs See Page 3 COMINGSATURDAY Splash Landa Bark springfed swimming pool offers cool place to swim for all ages NBISD names new drugtest policy By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict found itself a new liigh school principal and adopted the Student Drug Testing Pro gram in one fell NBISD Board of Trustees appointed Robert Rodriguez principal of New Braunfels High School in a special meeting Thursday Rodriguez was selected for the position on the basis of his ties to the community and See Page 2 Weather tops 100 for second day By Ron Maloney StaffWriter If you thought it was hot it Temperatures topped 100 degrees for the second straight with the high in New Braunfels report ed at 103 degrees at National Weather Service Meteorologist Pat McDonald reported the liigh might have been a record See Page 2 WEATHER CONDITIONS A sevenday forecast can be found on Page The Uptown Piano Bar is the place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries DowilbtdllS III 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