Sunday, December 25, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A HERALDZEITUNG December 2005 Word of troops cuts in Iraq suggests more reductions coming Sec retary Donald serving Christmas Eve dinner to told the troops they will persevere and win the war in just as generations of Americans prevailed in past Rumsfeld told the troops the war that has cost more than lives was a test of But he added that previ ous generations of soldiers faced similar tests and Over the roar of the secretary said most Iraqis supported the fight for democ In this the vast majori ty of Iraqis stand on the side of he As military forces begin to scale back in their grow RRE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Several homes threatened by blaze distinct plumes of smoke were visible near County Line Road and As the fire fire departments from Guadalupe and Bexar counties responded to the scene in a combined effort to save residences and other buildings in the path of the Firefighters worked feverishly to protect stopping the fire feet from some At least on resident in the area took matters into his own righting the fire on his property with a garden The firefighting effort was difficult and frustrating for Because the blaze was burning primarily in vacant fire engines had limited access and firefight ers were forced to fight the fire by climbing over barbed wire fences to get to the At the same the heavy winds caused hot spots to reignite in some areas after firefighters had moved on and made the fire jump across roads like FM 1044 and Klein As the fire local res idents lined the sides of roads to watch the firefighting The New Braunfels Police Department and the Comal County Sheriffs Office worked to control traffic in the Several homes were evacu ated as a precaution and ear ly reports from the scene had HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 62591 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Subscription rates Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties Three 3 months Six 6 months One 1 year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 months Six 6 months One 1 year Mail outside Texas Six 6 months One 1 year Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer 31 New Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Stiff directory Editor and Publisher 201 Jeremy Managing Editor 220 jpafford@heraldzeitung.com Jeff Circulation 228 Jfowler@heraldZ8itung.com NeTce Marketing 208 nbell@heraldjzejtung.com Vilerie Business Manager Henry Production Manager 8306255232 hcoelloOherald Robyn Graphic Department 205 Classified call 215 display call 208 engage call ing focus on training over com bat could lead to a decline in casualties just as the American political season begins to heat Rumsfelds war zone announcement canceling the deployment to Iraq of two brigades is just the beginning of a gradual drawdown of according to military While defense officials would not detail withdrawal plans for the the latest move drew praise from defense ana lysts and critics of the adminis trations war policies as a positive first step in shifting security responsibilities to the I think you will see a grad ual shifting toward he Iraqis taking more and over time the Iraqis will be bearing more of the said Brookings Institution foreign policy analyst Michael But he cautioned Its not going to be a simple substitution I think we should be braced for it to be quite and 2006 will still be a bloody year in George the top commander in told reporters after Rumsfeld announced the troop cuts Fri day that he hopes to recom mend more reductions as early as next spring assuming such as formation of an Iraqi But he I dont have a goal for the end of Rumsfeld announced that two Army from the 1st Infantry Division in Kansas and the other from the 1st Armored Division now in have their deploy ments to Iraq Casey said the total number of troops in Iraq wfll drop by about to about by This years base level has been about In this kind of war that were more is not necessari ly Casey Caroline a senior national security analyst at the liberal Center for American said its hard to tell whether this will ease public dissatisfaction with the she even if the numbers dont decrease its still better if not doing the highvisibility combat farm equipment destroyed as the blaze moved As of investiga tors had not determined what started the blaze or how much damage DAVID A homeowner uses a garden hose to battle a blaze that threatened his house near FM Custom Designs Blinds II I C II K S I I A I T Y 0 W K S I I If I K S SIIADKS Sin 80 OFF 2 Wood Blinds 75 OFF Cellular Shades Vertical Blinds 35 OFF Custom Shutters 25 35 OFF All Drapery Fabrics FREE ESTIMATES Canyon TX Gary Nita Martin J55 Years in Massage in a bottle 773 Loop 337 Summerwood 8302370190 or 1HR Massage Gift Certificate 1 per hourHMklay Good for ooe WEVE MOVED New Braunfels Cardiology Frank Ted Charles Yasser Melanie Morris FNPC Eduardo Guiterrez Our office has moved from 730 Houston Come see us at our new location 1626 Common New TX 78130 830 6201272 Fax 830 6201274 email nbcl232004@yahoo.com Are you suffering from CEDAR ALLERGIES Central Texas Health Research is accepting volunteers ages 12 and older to participate in a research study of an investigational Qualified participants will be compensated up to S30 6090900 i Paid advertisements NORMA ILENE KNIGHT Services are complete at Zoeller Funeral Home for Norma Ilene Knight who passed away on December at the age of Norma was born on January 1923 in Brown Texas to Homer and She is survived by her lov ing Thomas Oty Knight of New daughter Carolyn A Pitts and husband Bob of New Braun grandchildren Rebecca Pitts of Austin Ryan Pitts of Fort sis ters Nadine Billie Roberta all from Clyde and June Hill from She was preceded in death by her son Tommy her two and one Visitation will begin on December at at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service ort Services will be held on December 2005 at New Braunfels Church of Christ at Internent will be held on Decem ber 2005 at at Elmwood Cemetery in Services under the direction of Zoeller Funeral ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals Cremations 615 New Braunfeb 830 6252349 For more see Page 3A The NEW Medicare 2006 Drug Plan is Insurance Representatives will be at Comal Drug every Tuesday in December from 10am 1pm and every Thursday from lpm4pm to answer your Medicare Part D questions and to help you COMAL DRUG Your only locally owned pharmacy for over 40 544 Union New TX 8306252421 MF 9AM6PM SAT 9AM1PM SUNDAY CLOSED HaififrfttJ The family of Sallv Moeller Kingsbury would like to thank Anderson Hospital Hematology Oncology Associates of South Texas McKenna Memorial Hospital Hope Hospice New Braunfels Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Oakwood Baptist Church The Downtown Rotary Club and all the families and friends that supported Sally and her family in our time of God Bless You L