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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page December 2005 can lives to his author Bush on defended right to conduct r Sept 11 spying in the States as critical to saving ad i oh the operation more I a dozen That included i as well as Republicans in House and a GOP law Minority Leader Nancy said she had been told authorized unspecified activities by the National Security the She said siji had expressed strong concerns at the and that Bushs statement Sitiunlay raises serious questions as to what the activities were and whether the activities were Often appealing angry in an eight itiihute the president made he has no Intention of halting his authorizations of the monitoring activities and said public disclosure of the program by the news media had endangered willingness to publicly acknowledge a highly classified spying program was a stunning development for a president known to dislike dis closure of even the most mundane inner workings of his White r he had refused to October the super t Natidiial Security Agency has 1 on the international i and emails of people f the United States without I Bush said these would help fight ter iwB those who involved in the 11 DIGEST People gather around Main Plaza for Caroling on the Plaza earlier this HERALDZEITUNG To have your event publi contact Melissa McCaghren at or by email at From wire reports LOCAL NEWBRAUNFELS CRISIS CENTER COLLECTING USED CELL PHONES The Crisis Center of Comal County is collecting used cell phones to loan to victims of domestic vio lence to use for 911 purposes when they are in Those interesting in donating an old cell phone are asked to drop it off at the center or at one of the partnering cell phone mer chants in Those merchants are Kraft Communica tion Lone Star Cingular and One Call Commu For more call 830 6207520 or TEXAS FORTVyORTH DNA LINKS CONVICT TO 1995 SLAYING A DNA database has linked a convicted felon currently charged in the 1986 rape and strangulation of an 11yearold girl to the 1995 slaying of a woman at a Fort Worth police this week obtained an arrest warrant for Juan Mesa in con nection with the sexual assault and strangulation of 32yearold Maria Reyna The body of the mother of three was found June Cold case Detective Manny Reyes said a DNA profile extract ed from semen taken from Navar ros body matched Segundo remained in Tarrant County Jail on where he has been held since April on bail awaiting trial for the August 1986 slaying of Vanes sa He was arrested this spring and charged with capital murder for that crime after the same data base linked his DNA profile to evidence taken from the girls Reyes said police are reexam ining the slayings of four other women between the years of 1986 and 1995 for possible links to NATION WASHINGTON MAJORITY OF AMERICANS OPPOSE LEAVING IRAQ IMMEDIATELY A solid majority of Americans oppose immediately pulling troops out of citing as a main rea son the desire to finish the job of stabilizing the an AP Ipsos poll Some 57 percent of those sur veyed said the military should stay until Iraq is stabi while 36 percent favor an immediate troop A year 71 percent of respon dents favored keeping troops in Iraq until it was In an effort to build public sup port for his Iraq President Bush planned an Oval Office address for Sunday night to dis cuss the mission and what lies ahead in The speech will be his first from the Oval Office since March 2003 when he announced the invasion of In the past two the president has given four speeches on In the when people were asked in an openended ques tion the main reason the should kdep troops 32 percent said to stabilize the country and 26 percent said to finish the rebuilding job under Only one in 10 said they want ed to stay in Iraq to fight terror ism just 3 percent said to protect national WORLD Iraq IRAQ EASES SECURITY AFTER VOTE Cars and trucks returned to Iraqs roads Saturday as authorities eased tight security imposed for the parlia mentary and the main Sunni Arab alliance said it was open to forming a governing coali tion with a religious Shiite With Thursdays voting held Iraqi officials also reopened border except on the frontier with They said the Syrian crossings would resume in a few but did not say why there was a There were few violent inci dents reported for a third In four attackers killed a former Iraqi air force a member of a prominent Shiite party and two author ities The command also reported the death of a Marine from a nonhostile Although no official vote figures have been authorities estimate just under 70 percent of Iraqs 15 million registered voters cast ballots The big among the disaffected Sunni Arab minority that boycotted the election of a temporary legisla ture last boosted hopes that increasing political participation may undermine the insurgency and allow troops to begin pulling out next It is a great thing that the elec tion was violence contrary to many elections in the Adnan a former Islamic studies professor who heads the main Sunni Arab said at a news His Iraqi Accordance Front is expected to significantly increase the Sunni Arab presence in the 275member where Sunnis won only 17 seats A day after saying he might be able to form a ruling coalition from secular Shiites and AlDulaimi said he also would consider working with the now governing United Iraqi a religiousbased group whose supporters come from the countrys Shiite Lawmakers in weekend session dealing with deficit hurricane military spending WASHINGTON AP Congressional Republicans agreed Saturday on bil lion in additional aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the other powerful storms that lashed the United States earlier this far more than the Bush administration pro posed earlier this We have a good agree said Mississippi Haley who has patrolled the Capitol for days in an effort to coax as much mon ey as possible from lawmakers eager to adjourn for the Officials stressed the addi tional funds would not add to federal a priority for conservative They said the hurricane relief as well as an additional bil lion to help prepare for an outbreak of avian flu would be in part by a 1 per cent cut across a wide swath of federal f Janes Fashion Watches 106 Sun 15 200 Seguin New TX 78130 Basement of the Formerly Courtside Cafe 6252440 SolidSHver 2005 Christmas T Tcsf 4 Come catty for best selection TAMALES DOZ early suppli fry our Stew Chile 8306257427 1176 FM 306 Hunter New TX Business 35 Suite 240 New Braunfels Marketplace 830 6253203 I in Historic Your Health le Oriental Rugs Are Our Tile and Wood Floor Dryer Vent and Air Duct Carpet Furniture Also Rug Repairs Fringe Health Special Air Ducts Cleaned Dryer Vent Cleaned FREE 24 Fire and Water Restoration FREE ESTIMATES Aladdin 6067384 210 Trade Center R LJ E N E FAMILY DENTAL Let my family toko cam of your family Icunmu ror it invisalign straight no braces Free Whitening with Invisalign Receptionist 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