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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas DIGEST From wire reports Page 2A HERALDZEITUNG September 2005 Embattled FDA commissioner Crawford resigns WASHINGTON Food and Drug Administration Com missioner Lester Crawford resigned Friday telling his staff that at age 67 it was time to step His resignation came just two months after the in a longdelayed elevated the longtime agency deputy and acting commissioner to the top Crawfords threeyear tenure at FDA was marked by increasing as the painkiller Vioxx was pulled off the market for safety recalls of malfunctioning heart devices mount ed and controversy grew over wider access to emergency Last morale at the agency plummeted when Crawford indefi nitely postponed nonprescription sales of morningafter contraception over the objections of staff scientists who had declared the pill FDAs womens health chief Crawfords effective was a An affable veterinarian who specialized in food he was elevated by President Bush from acting commissioner to the full job in part because his experience was deemed important as the FDA attempt ed to better safeguard the food supply against Audience members listen to the chef at theTaste of Home Cooking HERALDZEITUNG To have your event publi contact Melissa McCaghren at or by at TEXAS FORT HOOD PSYCHOLOGISTTESTIFIES ABOUT WORK WITH ENGLAND A West Virginia school psy chologist said Friday that he real ized he had failed Lynndie England when he saw the Army private posing in prisoner abuse photos at Abu Thomas who had worked with England as a spe cialeducation student since ear ly testified during her military trial on charges of con spiracy and abuse in the 2003 Iraq prison Denne said he concluded that he and others focused too much on getting the mildmannered girl through school and not enough on providing her with reallife Maybe I I didnt shoot high enough for Lynndie said who works for the Mineral County school Maybe 1 We should have taught her how to Dennes testimony supported Englands core defense that she was overly compliant and she did what her soldier Charles told her to who England has said fathered her son while they were is described by prose cutors as the ringleader of detainee abuse at Abu is charged with seven counts of conspiracy and abuse that carry a maximum sentence of 11 years in Her case will be decided by a jury of five Army WORLD Gaza Strip TRUCK OF HAMAS WEAPONS EXPLODES AT GAZA RALLY truck filled with masked militants and homemade weapons exploded at a Hamas rally killing at least 15 Palestinians and wound ing 80 including children bringing a grisly and terrifying end to one of the last gatherings by armed groups celebrating Israels Gaza The blast sent a huge cloud of white smoke over the mass fes a sea of green Llamas flags and thousands of people gathered at a Palestin ian refugee camp that was the scene of harsh fighting between militants and Israeli soldiers during the past five years of vio After initial people began running away from the rally and gunmen fired in the People wailed in grief as others tried to tend to the man gled and dismembered bodies of the dead and Mishandled explosives appar ently caused the which came a day before an agree ment by militants not to pub licly parade weapons is to take Witnesses said many children were among the I lamas said six militants were including Jihad head of the groups military wing in Mamas blamed but the Israeli military denied any connec Palestinian security offi cials said the blast was an acci SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million LGTTEflV PICK 3 Day 942 Night 378 TEXAS TWOSTEP 15163035 BB 5 WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 111203941 BBS j CASH FIVE 117273031 MEGA MILLIONS Megapk 4 Campaign for constitution wins support of cleric Iraq AP Iraqi governments campaign to win support for the coun trys new constitution has won the critical backing of the most influential Shiite reli gious less than a month before a national refer endum on the draft The military on Friday reported the deaths of two American soldiers west of Baghdad One was killed by a roadside bomb between the cities of Fallujah and the other by small arms fire in In the a suicide bomber on a small public bus set off hidden explosives in a bustling bus termi nal the Muslim day of killing at least five people arid wounding police Also in gunmen killed two members of the commission charged with ensuring former members of Saddam Husseins Baathist regime were banned from the Iraqi police Their deaths raised to 14 the number of commission mem bers who have been killed since the 323member Supreme National Commis sion for deBaathification was created two years Grand Ayatollah Ali alSis meeting with aides Thursday in the holy city of urged his followers to vote yes on the new basic according to two top offi cials in alSistanis organiza The officials refused to be identified because they are not authorized to speak for the reclusive In millions of Shi ites followed alSistanis call to vote in Iraqs first demo cratic elections in nearly half a and the ballot gave the Muslim sect a majority in the new parliament and gov If twothirds of the voters in any three of Iraqs 18 LET GO of your STOMACH PROBLEMS BLOATING Are you a woman experiencing any of these symptoms Early fullness while eating Postmeal fullness Bloating You may have a digestive conditioner called which may occur during or after Our physicians are conducting a research study for DYSPEPSIA with the investigational use of an already approved medication and invite you to take If you qualify you will receive all study examinations and study For more please call 830 6250305 229 Hill Country Medical Associates 774 Landa Drive New TX 78130 HOW TO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 7813Q fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New 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