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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas SEPTEMBER IALDZEITUNG SPORTS GAME TIME Canyon faces New Braunfels in District 274A volleyball Page 5 FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers voice their thoughts on the sale of Canyon Lake the Iraq the spike in gas Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 247 10 1 section CL Sunny High Low 96 69 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS a s 7 Outfitters report strong Labor Day weekend By Ron Maloney Staff Writer At Mountain Breeze campground on the Guadalupe owner Paul Rich remembers how helpful the Salvation Army was after the 2002 flood heavily damaged his business and much of the property along Riv er This he was asking his customers to do whatever they could to support the Salvation the American Red Cross and the other organizations working to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Up and down the local busi nesspeople and outfitters reported a good if not super holiday They also shared Richs concerns for those hurt or displaced by the storm and subsequent flood likely to go down as this countrys greatest natural Im happy with the although theres no way its a said All of our thoughts are with the people in Missis sippi and Were fortunate to have any business and fortunate to be where we Weve had two natural disasters in seven but nothing like Theres no one in even our area who has not been touched by this In Rich said his business has enjoyed a great It isnt he to remember years where it wasnt so like in 2002 when the summer was wiped out by the flood ing over the Fourth of We were in this boat three years ago and the Salvation Army was there for Rich Ive told all of our customers this weekend to do whatever they can A lot of people have been Katrina and its aftermath caused significant Rich See Page 2 MANDY A young woman splashes down the Guadalupe River A CONSTANT FLOW OF AID i One week after Residents line up to donate clothes to evacuees By David Rupkalvis News Editor HELP OUT To find out how you can help the vic tims of Hurricane the national scene and see Page New Brauni felsers continj ued to open j their j pocketbppks j andeverfcrds 1 ets over the i Labor Day j working over time to provide relief to evacuees in New Braunfels and San Oakwood Baptist Church joined with Bluebonnet Ford and Rush Enterprises to collect clothing and other supplies needed by victims of Hurricane Katrina who have settled in New Mary a member of Oak joined other volunteers who worked throughout the weekend to collect the As a seem ing nonstop line of cars stopped by to unload Ford said she was Its she People are so Theyre sepa rating their the clothes have been Its phenome Ford said the combined effort between the Bluebonnet Ford and Rush Enterprises was working first to help evacuees stranded in New Braunfels and then those in San Sun enough supplies were collect ed to take a semitractor full of supplies to the Windsor Park Mall levee break is plugged By Doug Simpson Associated Press Writer NEW week after Hur ricane engineers plugged the levee break that swamped much of the city and floodwaters began to but along with the good news came the mayors direst pre diction yet As many as Louisiana officials said Monday after noon that sheets of metal and repeated hel icopter drops of sandbags along the 17th Street canal leading to Lake Ponchartrain succeeded in plugging a 200 Photos by MANDY Amanda a sophomore at New Braunfels High spent her Monday off of school collecting clothes for hurricane and flood victims at the Helping Hands from Texas donation cen ter at Bluebonnet Judd Rogers donated brand new and in San Most of the sup plies collected Monday were going to stay in New Were hoping to help out as many evacuees as Ford We talked to groups at Best Western and Rodeway Inn this theyre going to come get some stuff they need to get Weve had so many people come up and say what do you need and they come back later with clothes and anything else we The rush of people dropping off supplies was so the volun teers were unable to keep up as boxes of supplies piled up outside two trucks being loaded See Page 2 pumped from the canal back into the Once the canal level is drawn down about two Pumping Station 6 can start pump ing water out of New Orleans on a limited Some parts of the city showed slipping floodwaters as the repair neared comple with the lowlying Ninth Ward drop ping more than a In downtown New some streets were merely wet rather than Were starting to make the kind of progress that I kind of expected New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said even before the plug of the which opened up a day after the hurricane and flooded 80 percent of the city up to 20 feet The good news came as many of the residents of suburban Jefferson Parish waited in a line of cars that stretched for miles to briefly see their flooded See Page 2 COMING FRIDAY Head to head New Braunfels prepares for Chuck Cannifordsnome opener against Class 5 A rival For police and holidays are a labor of love By Ron Maloney Staff Writer More than 100 years the first Monday in September was set aside to recognize and reward the American Labor first established by the labor movement in New York was first celebrated By it had migrated to the first to indus trial centers across the United But not every worker gets Labor Day To those who protect the public fire fighters and the people who dis patch workers holiday is just another In New Braun Its part of the and like I knew when I got hired Id be working Rick Edwards New Braunfels firefighter with Labor Day being the last of summers three big holiday tourism its another very busy New Braunfels Fire Rick Edwards said Labor Day is not a slow one for firefighters or Firefighters dont get to just sit around the Theres always something to We have a holiday routine where we check our trucks to make sure theyre said who works at the citys central firestation We dont do training or some of the other normal things we do Mon day through Saturday we just stay prepared to respond to By early Mondays workload was about Edwards Were usually busier because theres more people in more people off work and more people just driving around the community doing things like shopping and enjoying the he It usually starts picking up around 2 Working the holidays your shift lands on goes with the program in the fire Edwards Its part of the and like I knew when 1 got lured Id be working said a 12year veteran fire I think most people who come into the fire service come in with their eyes wide In some it can be tougher on but Edwards said the unique 24hour shift of a firefighter offers its own We have other days off on our 48off schedule that allows us to do other things with our he It cant be all Edwards See Page 2 MANDY New Braunfels Firefighter Robert Stephenson checks his equipment at the Central Station Monday
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