Sunday, September 4, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MSO TX 79903 THE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2005 HERALDZEITUNG LIFE FAMILY WAY After more than 50 Eberhard Lumber still strong in family Page 1C SPORTS GAME TIME College football kicks off in a major way with Texas on the Page 1B Comal County since 246 34 5 sections CLICK DEARABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B Details 3B TV GRIDS Partly Cloudy High Low 95 70 Evacuation ricks up ut help is too late for many By Allen Breed Associated Press Writer LEARN MORE Mississippi resi dents have to decide whether to rebuild or move Publisher Doug Toney says evac uees need jobs at the same time New Orleans and other areas need making a perfect Page 4A H Refugees contin ue to arrive in Page Evacuees have stories of Page NEW ORLEANS Thousands more bedraggled refugees were bused and airlifted to salvation Satur leaving the heart of New Orleans to the dead and the eld erly and frail stranded too many days without water or medical No one knows how many were killed by Hurricane Katrinas floods and how many more succumbed waiting to be But the bodies are everywhere hidden in floating among the ruined crumpled on abandoned on And the dying goes on at the conven tion center and an airport triage where bodies were kept in a refrigerated Kathleen Blanco said Saturday that she expected the death toll to reach the And Craig rear admiral of the Public Health said one morgue at a Gabriel expected to Touring the airport triage Senate Majority Leader Bill a physi said a lot more than eight to 10 peo ple are dying a Most were those too sick or weak to sur But not Charles a 30yearold said he saw one man beaten to death and another commit suicide at the Womack was beaten with a pipe and being See Page 3A Reaching out to those in need City opens its arms to help mayor voices concerns By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Kaiyou Hankton sat quietly in his mothers lap happily tasting various spoonfuls of her unaware of the serious dis cussion going on around The 2yearold probably was the only member of the family not subdued by the destruction of their old life and the thought of beginning all over again in anoth er Weldon and Angelita Hankton arrived in New Braunfels Sunday with their and four The family was prepared to wait out what they thought would be several days of bad weather in New We knew the hurricane was so we decided to come here to spend a few days at Schlit a vacation all Weldon The vacation quickly turned into a nightmare as they watched news coverage from home on their hotel room By the end of the they were convinced they would never go Councilwoman Kathleen Krueger listened to Weldons story at the Westside Community Cen ter Soup Kitchen Saturday while the family ate When he was she put her hand on Angelitas I dont want you to worry about she told the young I am going to adopt Photos by DAVID New Braunfels District 5 City Councilwoman Kathleen Krueger asks Hurricane Katrina refugee Angelita Hankton what supplies her family needs Saturday while 2yearold Kaiyou eats during lunch at the Westside Community Isabel Compos cooks up meat while other vol unteers assemble sandwiches and finish plates at the community A HELPING HAND To find out how to help local evacuees or to find put where help isavailable see and I know this community will Krueger quickly made lists of the childrens ages and clothes She made notes to contact New Braunfels Indepen dent School District administra tors to help get them registered for She made sure the fam ily had gas And she did not forget that the lunch provided so recently by local volunteers would not last Do you have plans for supper Kruegers response to a strand ed family has been repeated See Page 11A Some labor to make sure others enjoy holiday weekend By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Justin Malone worked the desk at Corner Tubes send ing people off for a fun day on the river and wishing he could join Malone is one of hundreds of people all over New Braunfels who will spend the Labor Day holi day Its the Texas State Uni versity student I do get a bit jealous of my friends when they all head off to float without he Malones one consolation is knowing he is not the only one on the Its fun hanging out here on he The people here are my I get to float on my days Despite his rosecolored sun Malone said he was glad it was Labor Day the sum mers last mad rush to the His boss Joe who runs Corner Tubes with his Teri At least we can finally see the light at the end of the he Malone and the LABOR DAY H New Braunfels may celebrate the holiday weekend with fun and but the real reason to celebrate is the American work See Page 4A rest of their staff work 10 hours per seven days a week during the The long hours and hot working conditions wear thin after three Im tired by the end of the sum Breads The one benefit to working sum mer seasonal work is not having to work during the fall and winter big family holidays Thanksgiving and Local locksmith Brett another New Braunfelser working during the threeday takes all of his vacations during cold who operates as Key Pro started his day Saturday with his friends at Corner wait ing for someone to call saying they lost their keys during the trip down the Today is just another day to he Its just like every other summer just And slightly more COMING TUESDAY Still at work DAVID CornerTube employee Jason and bus driver BrandonTanous unload tourists tubes after dropping them back at Prince Solms Park for another trip down trie Comal River Saturday Boyer expects to respond to an average of 20 calls per day this almost twice as many as a regular Unlike his river outfitter Boyer also works I got two calls last night at he So Im a little tired this While the group at Comer Tubes See Page 12A iathree day weekend tor Labor In many work right Area businesses being targeted by scam artist By David Rupkalvis News Editor The Comal County Sheriffs Office has a bit of advice for business owners know for sure who you are advertising The sheriffs office received a a call Wednesday from a Canyon Lake business in reference to a possible The business owner reported that an indi who offers to sell advertising space in a special groups magazine called State Crime contacted his The salesman wanted for the ad but tually settled on After agreeing to buy the the business See Page 12A flii wf I B 9 MM UN t T I f S Sum Sontar w Jen Sonter