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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FROM From The Associated Press TOWN RECALLS DEADLY TRAIN DERAILMENT 2 YEARS AGO Firefighter Clay Swearingen remembers that morning two years ago when a toxic chlorine clottd blanketed his car and nearly killed him after a deadly train Swearingen was one of the first responders on when a Nor folk Southern train veered off the main track onto a rearending a parked train whose crew failed to switch the tracks back to the main The wreck ruptured a car carrying chlorine and released a poisonous cloud over this tiny mill killing nine people and injuring Some people were It had to be the good Lord because I dont know how I made Swearingen WASHINGTON MCCAINS PUSH FOR MORE TROOPS IN IRAQ RAISES POLITI CAL STAKES John McCains call for a substantial and sustained influx of troops in Iraq sets the Republican apart from other White House candidates and it could help him or haunt him come The Arizona senators hawkish position that the United States must do what is necessary to win the war might appeal to hardcore but it also has the poten tial to turn off most Americans whose sup port for the nearly 4year old war has Mexico POLICE SUSPEND PATROLS AFTER SOL DIERS SEIZE THEIR GUNS Federal and state police manned checkpoints within city limits as local police sus pended their patrols because soldiers sent to crack down on drug gangs and corruption seized most of their guns on suspicion they aided Tijuana Public Safety Secretary Luis Javier Algor ri said that without it was too dangerous for the force of police to patrol the streets of the city where 13 officers were shot dead last PMRR wBP January 2007 HRRALDZEITUNG Page 5A THEY SAID IT Normally you have to crawl up there and root them But he came out on his own the hard Police Tommy speaking about an elusive criminal who crashed through a ceiling from his attic refuge and landed near the officers who had come to arrest him Officials Avalanche buries cars in Colorado DENVER AP A huge avalanche knocked two cars off a mountain pass Saturday on the main highway to one of the states largest ski shortly after crowds headed through on the way to the authorities Eight people were rescued from the buried vehicles and all were taken to area said state Patrolman Eric Details of their conditions were not Our crews said it was the largest they have ever It took three Stacey Stegman of the transportation department said of the massive slide on 40 near Berthoud about 50 miles west of Denver on the way to Winter Park Crews were probing the area for oth er including any others that might have gone off the Stegman The avalanche hit between 10 and and was about 100 feet wide and 15 feet Stegman The area usually has slides 2 feet to 3 feet deep because crews trigger them before more snow can said Spencer Logan of the Colorado Avalanche Information Three snow storms in as many weeks have dumped more than 4 feet of snow on parts of Colorado and authorities havent had time to test all slide Spencer This is a tremendous amount of snow to come down the mountain for Stegman Mile who was headed to Win ter Park to told KMGIITV in Den ver that he joined others furiously dig ging out along with 30 oth er grabbed shovels and started digging to get people 1 had a shov el but people were using their ski o dig until rescue teams he The timing meant most traffic head ed to the ski area had already passed Good thing it didnt happen a cou ple of hours said Darcy a Winter Park On an average January weekend the resort draws more than skiers and wilh lifts opening at or 9 Wynn said the pass was closed and would not reopen until Sunday at the Hamas says it will defy launches battle to clear Baghdad violence attempts to disband force GAZA Gaza Strip AP Hamas defied President Mahmoud Abbas decree Sat urday that its paramilitary unit is saying it will fight any attempt to disband the force in an increasingly bloody faceoff between the Islamic militant group and Abbas Fatah Three more llamas sup porters were killed in the fac tional fighting that is threat ening to plunge the Palestin ian territories into civil The two groups have been wrangling over power since Hamas defeated Fatah in par liamentary elections a year ago and gained control over most Palestinian government Fatah continued to dominate security forces and last Hamas formed its own security unit known as the Executive recruiting many for mer members of its military Tensions between the rival security forces erupted into largescale fighting last Since more than two dozen people have been Protesters rage in vowing that they won t disarm Iraq AP In the opening battle of a major drive to tame the violent cap the Iraqi army reported it killed 30 militants Saturday in a firefight hi a Sunni insurgent stronghold just north of the heavily fortified Green Prime Minister Nouri al speaking only hours earlier at a ceremony mark ing the 85th anniversary of the Iraqi announced his intention for the open ended attempt to crush the militant fighters who have left Baghdad in the grip of sec tarian Hassan a key aide and member of alMali kis Dawa said the Iraqi leader had committed soldiers to the operation and would call upon American troops and airpower only when A stern alMaliki told the nation the operation in Bagh dad would continue until all goals are achieved and secu rity is ensured for all We are fully aware that implementing the plan will lead to some harassment for all beloved Baghdad resi but we are confident they fully understand the brutal terrorist assault we all he State television said eight including five Sudanese were cap tured in the battle near Haifa a Sunni insurgent stronghold on the west bank of the Tigris where police report ed finding the bodies of 27 tor ture victims earlier in the who is also a member of said the new drive would focus initially on Sunni insurgent strongholds in western Bagh Cleaning For Yi Clcaninii For Your 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