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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page September blames Louisiana for Katrina response WASHINGTON angry Michael Brown blamed die Louisiana i the New Orleans mayor and even the Bush White House that appointed him for the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina in a fiery appear ance Tuesday before In lawmakers alternately lam basted and mocked the former FEMA House members scathing treatment of in a hearing stretching nearly sk and a half underscored how he has become an emblem of the lingering floods and stranded survivors after the 29 Wfell aware of President Bushs sunken poll legislators of both parties tried to distance themselves from the federal preparations for as well as from the storms Brown admitted making mistakes during the storm and subsequent flooding that devastated large swaths of the Gulf Coast But he accused New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Kathleen both of fostering chaos by failing to order a mandatory evacuation more than a day before Katrina My biggest mistake was not recog nizing by Saturday that Louisiana was Brown told a special panel set up by House Republican lead ers to investigate the which killed more than people across Mississippi and I very strongly personally regret that I was unable to persuade Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin to sit get over their differences and work I just couldnt pull that Brown also said he warned White House chief of staff Andrew Card and deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin that this is going to be a bad one in e mails and phone conversations leading up to the Under pointed ques he said some needs outlined to the White Pentagon and Home land Security Department were not NEWS DIGEST I A cowboy declares himself safe after tangling with bull at the Comal County To have your event publi contact Melissa McCaghren at or by email at From wire reports LOCAL NEWBRAUNFELS NBU SENDS CREW TO HELP ON TEXAS COAST New Braunfels and San Marcos utility crews were among those headed east Monday to help in hurricane recovery New Braunfels Utilities Com munications Manager Gretchen Reuwer said a crew of five went to Hemphill to help restore City of San Marcos electric utility director Bob Higgs reported seven San Marcos Utility workers also Hemphill is a small community with about 700 right there in the heart of the piney Reuwer Theyre reporting numerous poles and our people are going to help them get their system back Theyll be there anywhere from three to four The request for help came Sun day morning through the Lower Colorado River Higgs Hemphill City Manager Don Isles said most of their lines were down and power to about 600 cus tomers was Hemphill is in Sabine County near the Louisiana state line about 110 miles north of The community was in the direct path of Hurricane Rita when it struck the region early NEWBRAUNFELS BULL RIDER INJURED AT COUNTY FAIR A 21yearold bull rider suffered a severe con cussion Sunday during the bull riding competition at the Comal County New Braunfels EMS units responded to a call at the fair grounds at 9 and transported die man to McKenna Air Life then flew him to Univer sity Hospital in San where he was treated and GARDEN RIDGE LIONS CLUB FISH BARBECUE SATURDAY Take advantage of cooler weather Saturday to eat some barbecue or fried fish for a good The Garden RidgeBracken Lions Club Saturday conducts its annual fish fry and barbecue at the Garden Ridge Community Center located off FM The annual fall event is the clubs only and sup ports scholarships at Canyon High the crippled childrens eyeglasses and other servic es for children and Doors open at 3 and food will be served between 4 and 8 Plates are for adults and for Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibel who is a member of the said it tries to raise between and This years auction will include marble inlaid furniture donated by Lacks gift certificates at many area merchants and busi construction topsoil and TEXAS FQRTHQOP ENGLAND SENTENECEDTO 3 YEARS FOR ABU GHRAIB CASE Army Lynndie who says she was only trying to please her soldier boyfriend when she took part in detainee abuse at Iraqs Abu Ghraib was sentenced late Tuesday to three years behind bars for her Englands sentencing wrapped up the last of nine courtsmartial of lowlevel soldiers charged in the abuse which severely damaged Americas image in the Muslim world and tarnished the military at home and The jury of five Army officers needed about 90 minutes to determine their sentence for a 22yearold reservist from rural West The charges carried up to nine but prosecutor Chris Graveline asked the jury to imprison her for four to sk England sat with her eyes for ward as the verdict was occasionally looking the most recogniza ble of the reservists charged after the graphic abuse photos became was convicted Monday on six of the seven counts against NATION Ohio MAN EXECUTED IN OHIO AFTER SAYING HE DESERVED TO DIE A man who said he deserved to die was executed Tuesday for luring a man into an alley in 1996 and beating him to death for Herman Dale was the fourth death row inmate since 1999 to drop his appeals to speed his He was pronounced dead at after a lethal injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Askworth pleaded guilty in 1997 to the slaying of Daniel of who was beaten so badly a deputy coroner said his injuries were consistent with a highspeed traffic accident or plane Ashworth and who had never met had a few drinks and were walking to a bar when Ashworth called Baker over to an He beat Baker with his fists and a 6foot board and kicked according to court docu ments and Ashworths interview with A life for a let it be done and justice will be Ashworth said in a final WORLD Afghanistan AFGHAN INTERIOR MINISTER RESIGNS Afghanistans interior one of the most promi nent faces in President Hamid Karzais announced his resignation Tuesday after strug gling to combat Afghanistans booming drug Karzais office played down the significance of Ahmad All Jalalis decision to ostensibly to pur sue an academic career in the Unit ed Jalali expressed frustration about the alleged involvement of senior officials in Afghanistans drug even as the govern ment has stepped up a campaign to crack down on the narcotics Jalalis concerns were echoed in June by Counternarcotics Minister Habibullah who told The Associated Press some provincial governors and police chiefs are suspected of involvement in the drug but none are being investigated because of a lack of He declined to name High court to consider campaign spending limits WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review a campaign finance law in where reformers are trying to limit donations and spending in state political The Vermont case has been watched closely by campaign finance reform advocates around the and by those who argue that limiting political contributions or expenditures would violate the First Amendments freespeech The high court does not begin its term until next but justices released a list Tues day of about a dozen cases that they will review beginning next In addition to the Vermont the court said it would hear an appeal from a Wiscon sin antiabortion group over political advertising restrictions in a 2002 campaign finance The high court upheld the law in but Wisconsin Right to Life brought a new challenge claiming that restric tions violated its freespeech The courts vote in the last campaign finance case was Justice Sandra Day OConnors departure could leave the court split 44 on that In the Supreme Court came down squarely on the freespeech side of the argu ment when it decided Buckley which is the law of the land on efforts to limit cam paign That decision struck down campaign spend ing limits imposed by Con The Vermont Republican State Vermont RighttoLife and other groups asked the Supreme Court in May to overturn a ruling from a federal appeals court that large ly upheld the 1998 Vermont campaign finance It 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