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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, December 11, 2005 Passenger jet crashes in Nigeria, at least 56 killed LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian passenger jet crashed Saturday in the southern city of Port Harcourt, and a radio station said at least 56 people were killed. The Sosoliso Airlines flight from Abuja was carrying I IO people when it “crash landed and burst into flames,'* radio station Rhythm FM reported. Fifty-six bodies have been recovered, and seven people were taken to the hospital, the report said. Sam Adurogboye, a spokesman for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed that a plane had crashed but said he had no further details. “Yes, there was a crash... We are trying to establish contact with Port Harcourt,” he told The Associated Press. Nigerian airline Aerocontractors issued a statement on Rhythm FM to “express sympathy with the families and friends for today’s air crash in Port Harcourt." From staff, wire reports TEXAS PEARLAND TEEN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF KILLING FATHER — A Pearland teenager has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father, police said. The 14-year-old was arrested Friday in connection with the death of Reginald Carmen, 50, who was found dead in his Pearland home earlier in the day, police said. Authorities found the teenager driving his father’s vehicle in Texas City, Pearland police spokesman Rick Fernandez said. The teenager was being held Friday in the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center. Fernandez said Carmen was shot at least once, but investigators did not release a motive for the killing. NATION WASHINGTON BUSH'S RATINGS WITH PUBLIC IMPROVE - President Bush shifted into campaign mode in recent weeks to tout the economy’s strength and explain the high stakes in Iraq — possibly helping to boost his job approval rate to 42 percent in the December AP-Ipsos poll. While attitudes about Bush’s handling of the economy and Iraq both improved slightly, building on that progress may be complicated. A majority of people remain skeptical about Iraq and improved feelings about the economy could be dampened by expensive winter heating fuel. “Anxiety about the war and terrorism is still a factor,” said Richard Curtin, director of consumer surveys at the University of Michigan. “There is greater anxiety about energy prices and the possibility of having a colder-than-normal winter.” WORLD WARSAW, Poland POLISH PREMIER ANNOUNCES PROBE INTO ALLEGED CIA JAILS - Poland’s prime minister said Saturday that he has ordered a probe of allegations that the CIA ran secret prisons for terror suspects on Polish territory. “I am commissioning a detailed check in all places possible to precisely check if there is any proof that such an event took place in our country,” Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz said. “It is necessary to finally close the issue because it could be dangerous to Poland,” he said. Spokesman Konrad Ciesi-olkiewicz said he didn’t know who would conduct the probe. Polish officials have repeatedly denied allegations by human rights campaigners that the U.S. spy agency held al-Qaida suspects in Poland and that clandestine CIA flights used Polish airports. Lieberman’s pro-war views stir Democratic concerns WAS! IINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Lieberman’s staunch stay-the-course defense of President Bushs Iraq policies isnt winning him any friends among fellow Democrats. Lieberman’s pro-war views may be winning him praise from a grateful White House, but some Democratic colleagues see him as undercutting their party’s efforts to wrest control of Congress from the GOP next fall. “He’s doing damage to the ability of Democrats to wage a national campaign,” said Ken Dautrich, a University of Connecticut public policy professor. “It’s Lieberman being Ueberman. And its frustrating for people trying to put a Democratic strategy together.” Sensing political vulnerability in Bush’s handling of Iraq, Democrats are anxious to craft a compelling anti-war theme uniting the party for the pivotal midterm congressional elections. Democrats hope a surging and-war tide in 2006 can help them shatter the GOP’s 12-year lock on the House and win back the Senate for the first time since 2001. “It’s not a tidal wave now, but the ingredients are starting to fall into place,” said veteran Democratic strategist Tad Devine. HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. Subscription rates: Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: Three (3) months - $39 Six (6) months - $59 One (1) year - $99 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: Three (3) months - $45 Six (6) months - $75 One (I) year - $145 Mail outside Texas: Six (6) months - $95 One (I) year - $175 Postmaster: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX. 78131-1328 Delivery problems: Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a rn Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144 Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201; doug.toney@herald-    _ Jeremy Pafford, Managing Editor Ext. 220; [email protected] Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext. 228; [email protected] Neice Bell, Marketing Director, Ext. 208, [email protected] Valerie Shields, Business Manager Ext, 202; [email protected] Henry Coello, Production Manager; 830-625-5232 hcoe!lo@herald- zeitung.com_____ Robyn Ragsdale, Graphic Department Manager, Ext 205; rragsdale@herald-      __ Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 215; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 208; obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 213. Lieberman, who seems to relish his role as a maverick, is veering far from the Democratic script. His vocal support for the war, a stark and frequent reminder of the deep divisions among Democrats on how to end the war, makes him something of a marked man. “Lieberman is a big voice, he was Al Gore’s running mate and he carries weight,” said Dautrich. “But he beats to his own drum and that’s a problem for Democrats.” Lieberman’s pro-Bush stance has long rankled many Democrats, but his comments Tuesday scolding anti-war critics within his own party had a sharper edge. “It is time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be commander in chief for three more critical years, and that in matters of war we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril,” said Lieberman, urging bipartisan cooperation. The words drew a frosty response from Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, a former Lieberman foe during the 2004 presidential primaries. “We believe that talking about the president’s failed strategy in Iraq is not unpatriotic,” Dean said on CNN. “It may undercut the president, but it does not undercut our troops.” Dean tossed a parting jab at Lieberman, claiming Democrats are not as divided on Iraq as press reports say. “The differences are pretty small, perhaps, Senator Lieberman excepted,” he said. The senator has a long history of bucking his party. He was one of the few Democrats to chide former President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He has assailed Democrat-friendly Hollywood for producing sleaze. ^Dr ive - Thru^ Christmas Light Park Over 1.3 Million Lights! 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COME HOME TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH And see the Glorious Beauty of the Advent Christmas Season Children- Youth- Adults All ages Welcome!!! Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 386 N. Casted Ave. 830-625-4531 Penitential services Monday Dec. 19th @ 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 21st @ 7:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Dec. 24th @ 5:00 - Children 7:00-Youth Midnight - Family Sunday Dec. 25th @ 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Heinie; DIGEST Herald-Zeitung The Canyon boys basketball team watched the action in the River City Classic. To have your event publicized, contact Melissa McCaghren at 625-9144, ext. 222, or by e-mail at [email protected] ;