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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, December 25, 2005 __ STORIES^ CONTINUED FROM Page 1A New pope topped Iraq, London bombings ■ Papal transition: John Paul Ifs death marked the passing of the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and ended a 26-year pontificate, third-longest in history. In a remarkable show of affection, many millions attended services worldwide on the day of his funeral. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, expected to continue a conservative doctrinal approach, became the new pope and promptly waived the normal waiting period so John Paul could swiftly be considered for sainthood. ■ Iraq: As in 2004, news from Iraq ranged from the grim, including a devastating wave of suicide bombings, to the promising — Iraqis voting for new leaders and thrashing out differences on a new constitution. The U.S. military death toll surpassed 2.000, and President Bush estimated the Iraqi toll at 30.000, but he insisted U.S. forces would stay until Iraqi troops could contain insurgents on their own. ■ Supreme Court: Not since 1994 had a Supreme Court seat become vacant. Suddenly there were two openings due to Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement and Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s death. John Roberts was smoothly confirmed to succeed Rehn-quist, but President Bush’s next nominee, Harriet Miers, had to bow out amid conservative complaints. The right liked the next choice, Samuel Alito, but he could face tough Democratic opposition at confirmation hearings in January. ■ Oil prices: Crude oil prices hit an all-time peak of almost $71 a barrel in August before subsiding. Costly gasoline prompted some motorists to rethink their driving habits; the beleaguered U.S. airline industry had to spend $9 billion more on jet fuel in 2005 than in 2004. ■ London bombings: Attacks on three rush-hour subway trains and a bus killed 56 people on July 7, including four bombers with ties to Islamic militants. Authorities said three of the alleged bombers were bom in Britain to immigrant parents from Pakistan; the fourth was from Jamaica. ■ Asian quake: A massive earthquake near the Pakistan-India border killed more than 87,000, and left more than 3 million homeless. Worried relief officials appealed for more emergency aid as winter arrived in the stricken region. ■ Terri Schiavo: A family feud escalated into a wrenching national debate as the husband of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo struggled and finally succeeded in getting clearance to remove the feeding tube that had kept her alive for 15 years. President Bush, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and members of Congress joined Terri Schiavo’s parents in efforts to have the tube reinserted before she died. ■ CIA leak: Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, was indicted and several prominent journalists were entangled in complex offshoots as a special prosecutor investigated the Bush administration’s leaking of Valerie Plame’s CIA status to the news media in 2003. Decorative Glassware INCLUDES GLASS WITH DECORATIVE METAL ACCENTS Home Accent Categories Shown 1/2 Off Decorative Boxes, Trunks & Chests Lamps, IP Shades & ALL SIZES-CHOOSE FROM WOOD. I    fnrrirnuoK POCTRESIN. METAL WICKER. PAPER it CLOTH OO » VUlULUf CIS FEATURING AUTUMN ' LEAVES. KAREN FOSTER. 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