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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 12 I Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | herald^zeitung.COm Social Sscunty to giV6 rsis6s WASHINGTON (AP) S<K iai Security re( ipients will get a raise in January — their first increase in benefits since 2()(F>. It's expected to about percent. Some 55 million bi'nefi-ciarífs will finfl out for sure Wt'dnesday when a gov-<‘rnm('nt inflation measurt' that (i(‘termifies the .innual {()s I -of- living a d i 11 si men t is rele.ised. ( ongress adopted the measure in the 1970s, and since then it has resulttxi in annual benefit increases averaging4.2 (lercent. But there was no COl.A in 2010 or 2011 Ixh ause inflation was too low- That was small comfort to th(' millions of retirees and disabled [)eople who have seen retirement accounts dwindle and home values drop during the [)eriod of economic weakness, s<iid [>avid( ert- ner, legislative (X>licy direc tor for the AARP. "People certainly feel likelhey are falling behind, and these are modest income folks to Ix’gin with, so every dollar counts," ( ertner said. "I think sometimes peo-[)le forget what senii>rs' incomes ar(\" Some of the inc rease in lanuary will be lost to higher Medicare premiums, whi( h are deduc ted from Social Security payments. Mt'dicare Part B premiums for 2012 are (»xpectc’d to be announced next wc'ek, and the trustees vvho oversee the program are projecting an increase. Monthly Social Security payments average^ $1,082, or about $ 11,000 a year. A 3.5 percent increase would amount to an addi-tional $ 18 a month, or aliout $455 a year. ICE deports record number of immigrants Report: U.S., European arms used against Arab protesters NEW YORK (AP) The United States, Russia and many European countrit‘s that have supported the swell of protests across the Middle East and North Africa this year also supplied scrme of the weafions used against d e m o n s t r a to r s, A m nest y International said in a nc‘w report Tuesday. The report comes as the human rights group urges the U.S. Congress to bloc k a $53 million proposed U.S. arms sale to Bahrain, where more than 30 t)eople have been killed as tne ruling Sunni Muslim monarchy has waged sweeping crackdowns against mostly Shiite Muslim protesters who have demanch'd greater rights. The London-bas(‘d grou() says its findings show the dangers involved in selling arms to rc'prc'ssive countries under a sysl(*m that makes it difficult to tell who ends up with the weapons. MIAMI (AP) U.S. Immigration and ( ustoms I nforc ement [)iff‘{ tof |()hn Morton said Tuesday his ag('nc\ d('|K)rt-(‘d nearly 400,()()() individuals during the fiscal vc'ar that ended in Septc'mber, the largest number of removals in the agc'niy's history. Morton announced the' Fiscal 2011 nimibers in Washington, saying afx)ut 55 fX’rc ent of those’ dc'fiorl-ed had felony or misdemeanor (onvK tic)ns. Officials said the number of those convic ted of c rimes was up 8‘) per( c^nt from 2008. Authorities (ould not immediately s.jy how many of those» c rimers relat-c'd to re'C‘ntering the U.S. aftcT lieing dc'portc'd. Individuals ( an b(> {onvic tc‘d ot a felony lor rc'turnlng to the U.S. or being found in the U.S. <vfter they were depi)rted. Among the* i9f>/)0i) individuals def>orted were more than 1,000 convictc'd of bomi-c ide. Another 5,800 wer(' sc'xual offenders, and al)out 80,000 pc^ople were convicted of drug relatcnl c rime's or driving under thc' influence. WEATHER Continued from page Baskin said. He said the front, which arrived here from the north around 1:10 a.m. Tue*sday, dropped pr(‘cif)itation on areas north of here. He said prt'tty good ram storms were re^corded near the Rc'd Rivc'r/'We were just toc) dr>' to produce <iny rain along the front," Baskin said. "It was just gusty, and if you were up early you saw a lot of west Texas dust through th(’ air." He predii ti'd sunny ski(>s for the rc’st of th(‘ week with clouds rolling in Saturday, Sunday anil Monday. A southerly flow will bring moisture bac k to the arc*a, Baskin said, but; "No rain." Central Texas Health Research is looking for volunteers 18 years and older to participate In a study of an investigational medication to treat asthma. If you qualify for this study, you moy receive at no cost to you: •    Study related physical exams and laboratory tests •    Investigational medication or placebo •    Compensation for your time and travel up to $1,150 00 If interested, please call: (830) 60&-0900 If you are a past or current snnoker who suffers from COPD, you may be eligible for a clinical research study. For more information, call (830) 609-0900 TODAY New Braunfels Five-Day Forecast THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Coastal Forecast and Tides Comtorfable with lighter winds 76 /44" Mainly sunny Decent sunshine. warm 80 /53^ 83/60 A pleasant day 85 /60' More sun than clouds 84“/59° CLICK ë Updated forecasts: www.srh.noaa.gov Type ‘‘city, state" or zip code into space provided and click “go'’ button. Port Aransas Today Tomorrow Friday 74’/61“ 79"/eg" 78 /67” Today s Wind' SE at 15 to 25 Today's Tides 1st High 1 st Low 2nd High 2nd Low Pon Aransas 1122 PM 117 PM none none ^ ll one none ^ Galveston Today Tomorrow Friday 73'^' 57° 74**/62“ 76°/67^ Today's Wind SSE at 15to25 Maps and Forecasi Produced bv Galveston 10 4'PM 145 PM www.dayweather.com Cheyenne, Wyomtng Temperature Yesterday s High Low 72‘‘, 60° 1 Normal High / Low 81 58 ’ Record High    97° in 1947 Record Low    39 in 1898 Precipitation I Yesterday's    0.00’ ^ Month to Date    i 43" Avg Month to Date    2 45" ‘ Year to Date    11 03“ Avg Year to Date    29 21" Departure from Avg.    -18 18” Tfe'T'ipf.i.ijijro l:fKipi^lion as yester-lay Uken trrxn Braunt^fis nrpoft Almanac Levels/Flows 10 18 Change Edwards Aquifer (ft) 651.4 -0 7 Comal Springs (cfs) 197 0 + 3 Canyon Dam 10/18 Change Inflow 5 +/-0 Outflow;Guati pe R <il Saltier) 67 +/-0 Lake Levet 9000 - 0,03 NBU Pumping Report Mlllons Mlllons National Outlook Sun Sunrise Today 7:37 AM Thursday 7 37 AM Fhday 7:38 AM 10(18 of gallons 10/18 of gallons Surface water 5 027 Ground water 6.780 Last Oct 20 First Nov 2 New Oct 26 V, Full Nov 10 and Moon Sunset Moonrise    Moonset 6:58 PM none    1:57 PM 6:57 PM 12:55 AM    2:38 PM 6:56 PM 1'56 AM    3:18 PM Pollen Counts Grass    n/a Mold    n/a Tree    n/a Weeds    n/a Pollen counts courtesy of Central Texas Allergy and Asthma. 20 -1Ü 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 UMJ Forecast Map Today Tomorrow Today Tomorrow City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Albany 59 52 .,"'r 65 46 sh Las Vegas 86 61 SU 87 57 Su, Albuquerque 69 43 SU 74 43 SU Little Rock 60 36 pc 62 39 su Anchorage 31 27 PC 34 30 pc Los Angeles 78 60 SU 80 61 su Atlanta 56 41 sh 59 41 SU Louisville 52 41 sh 50 39 sh AtlanticCity 71 58 th 67 51;pc Madison 42 23 pc 47 33 su Baltimore 65 51 th 63 46 pc Mempfiis 57 38 pc 60 41 pe Baton Rouge - 67 40 SÚ 69 41 SU Miami Beach, FL 87 66 th 79 61 pc Billings 66 38 pc 70 43 PC Milwaukee 50 42 sh 50 38 r Birmingham 53 44 sh 58 40 pc Minneapolis, MN 45 34 me 49 32 su Bismarck 48 25 S.U 53 37 pc Mobile, AL 68 41 su 69 45 su Boise 65 40 pc 68 45 pe Montgomery AL 60 40 pc 63 39 su Boston 58 56 r 69 51 sh Nashville TN 53 41 sh 55 37 me Buffalo 62 38 PC 64 38 pc New Orleans, LA 67 46 SU 69 49 ‘su Carson City I^V 73 34 SU 75 36 pc New York, NY 66 57 r 70 50 pc Charleston, SC 77 51 sh 67 49 SU Notlolk, VA 77 53 th 65 :48 pc Charleston WV 65 45 th 51 42 sh North Platte, ME 54 22 su 56 35 pc Charlotte 70 41 sh 62 39 pc Omaha, NE 49 28 PC 50 32 su Ctiattanoogii 55 41 Sh 54 39 pc Orlando FL 84 58 pc 75 5t su Cheyenne 55 32 SU 62 38 pc Philadelphia 68 56 th 68 46 PC Chicago 52 44 sh 50 41 Stl Phoenix AZ 9,4 63 su 93 64 su Cincinnati 53 42 sh 49 39 Sh Pittsburgli 63 44 r 45 42 sh Cleveland 63 47 sh 50 43 sh Portland,, ME 57 52 r 67 48 r Colorado Spgs 60 35 SU 65 36 SU Portland, OR 63 51 me 62 50 r Columbus, OH 57 41 sh 48 42 sh Providence, RI 60 58 r 70 50 sti Dayton, OH : 53 40 Sh 49 38 Sh Rapid City, SO 54 36 SU 60 45 pe Denver 62 38 SU 66 44 SU Reno, NV 74 39 pc 76 41 pc Des Motnes 47 33 me 50 30 pc Richmond, VA 70 48 th 63 4 3 pc Detroit 56 48 r 53 41 sh Sacramento 75 52 su 78 51 pc Duluth 47 34 rnc 47 30 pc St, Louis, MO 52 42 sh 55 37 pc Eugene 63 49 me 64 48 r Salt Lake City, UT 68 45 sh 67 48 pc FairtJanks 26 10 Is 27 13: pc San Diego, CA 69 58 pc 69 58 pc Fargo 42 28 pe 48 32 SU San Francisco, CA 69 55 pc 70 56 pc Flagstaff 71 29 SU 71 30 SU Santa Fe, NM 62 39 su 66 38 su Fort Smith 60 35 SU 59 38 SU Seattle, WA 59 54 r 57 51 r Grand Rapids . 50 43 49 38 r Shreveport LA 68 38 su 69 41 su Greensboro 72 45 th 61 41 pc Sioux Falls, SIÌ) 44 24 pc 48 31 su Helena : 61 39 pc 62 39 pc Springfield 50 32 pc 54 31 su Honolulu 84 72 pc 84 72 Sh Spokane WA 60 41 pc 59 40 me lndlaru^)olls 52 40 8h 51 35 Sh Tampa, FL 78 56 Sh 73 50 pc Jackson, Miss 60 37 SU 64 37 SU Topeka 51 28 pc 55 33 su Jacksonville. FL ; 77 50 sh 68 47 SU Tuc ^ , AZ : 93 61 su 90 61 SU Juneau, AK 38 31 Is 36 28 Is Washington, DC 68 51 th 64 47 pc Kansas City 50 30 3M 56 35 SU Wllminglon, DE 68 53 th 67 45 pc Knoxville 56 42 Sh 54 37 me Wichita, KS 58 35 su 60 38 su bz-Wiizari^ c-cloudy fg fog, h*-heavy snow, hi-haze Is-lighi snow, mc-mostfy cloudy m* wintery mix. pc.-partly cloudy, r-rain sh showers, sn-snow, su-sunny th thunderstorm, w-wind of water matters. RrKl out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.com or call (830) 608-8925 for more infonnation. NbU Here Is what matters.