New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Terror alert raised to ‘high risk’ orange
WASHINGTON (AP) — The govern-ment raised its terror threat level to “high risk” orange on Friday, warning of a growing possibility that the al-Qaida network would launch an attack against the United States to coincide with Muslim holy days.
Changing the terror alert color from “yellow” triggered tighter security at borders, airports and hotels. Officials also urged greater vigilance by all Americans.
Attorney General John Ashcroft said the government had received intelligence information, corroborated by multiple sources, that Osama bin Laden’s terror organization sought to attack Americans at home or abroad during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy Saudi city of Mecca. The five-day hajj involving tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims begins Saturday.
The intelligence indicates that al-Qaida operatives might attempt to attack “soft” or lightly guarded targets such as apartment buildings and hotels and that such attacks could involve chemical, biological or radiological devices.
Ashcroft said there are indications that al-Qaida “might also seek economic targets, such as transportation and energy sectors, as well as symbolic targets and symbols of American power.”
Unemployment rate drops, companies hiring again
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seasonal hiring spree at stores, restaurants and bars in January fueled the first recorded U.S. job growth in four months, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 5.7 percent. But economists cautioned the gains Appeared to be on paper only, j The jobless rate dropped 0.3 percentage point from the 6 percent posted the previous two months, the Labor Department reported Friday. That was the largest one-month drop id nearly five years.
* Analysts had expected the rate to hold steady with modest job growth instead of the payrolls increase of
143.000 — the largest since November 2000. That follows a loss of
156.000 jobs in December.
The new report appeared to offer good news for job seekers, but statistical quirks overstated January’s gains in hiring.
J The report initially lifted Wall Street, but the elevation of the Jiation’s terror attack alert level wiped (rut small gains. At close, the Dow jJones industrial average was down £5.07 points and the Nasdaq had fallen 19.26 points.
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For missed or late newspapers, call 625-SI 44 ext. 229.Community Events
Happy Birthday to Erika Schultz (Feb. 6).
Happy Anniversary to Jack and Angeline Buske (62 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.►Schools
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
■ NBHS Choir at solo and ensemble contest
■ NBHS softball scrimmage at Hays High School
■ UIL vocal and piano solo and ensemble contest
■ UIL Academic meet at Dobie Jr. High►Live Music
GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, 606-1281 Today — Cave Catt Sammy, 1-5 p.m., no cover Today — The Great Divide, 8 p.m., $12 SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengerhalle Road; 625-HALL (4255)
Today — Don Walser, 9 p.m., $8 UPTOWN PIANO BAR, 295 E.
San Antonio, 620-7600 Fridays — Derek Baker and Paul Schaffenberger Saturdays — Tammy and Steve Palmer
RILEY’S TAVERN, 8894 FM
1102, Hunter; (512) 392-3132 Today — Bobbie “G”
ROLLIN ON THE RIVER, An Oldies Saloon and Grill, FM 306 and 2673, Canyon Lake; (830) 907-3535 Saturdays —Deejay dance music and karaoke RIVER ROAD ICEHOUSE,
1791 Hueco Springs Loop Road; 626-1335 Today — Magee Payne Band,
9-1 a.m., $3 DAM RED BARN, 16520 S.
Access Dam Road; Canyon Lake; (830) 964-4045 Saturdays — Live Music►Clubs and Events
GUADALUPE VALLEY AMERICAN LEGION POST 35 conducts smoke-free Bingo every Saturday afternoon at the Post Home, 4210 FM 482 (Old Solms Road). Early Bird begins at 1:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 2 p.m. For information call 625-5535.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:45 p.m. and noon every day except Saturday at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel.
HONEY CREEK MORNING GUIDED TOURS take place at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Meet at the Rust
Connie Srote watches as Pat Elbel matches photos with the self portraits created by her OakRun Sixth Grade Center art students for the “Kids Have a Heart for Arf show at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. Srote is an art teacher at Canyon Middle School. The public is invited to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St. The show runs through Feb. 28.
House inside park, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. For information call (210) 520-6412 or (830) 438-2656.
GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK’S Saturday evening programs resume today at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater. Master Naturalist Kip Kiphart talks about Monarch butterflies. Call (210) 520-6412 for information.
THE NBHS MONOCERA DANCE CLINIC takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. today at the NBHS cafeteria. Cost is $27 per student and includes lunch and a T-shirt. For information, call 627-SI 83.
MODEL AIRCRAFT SWAP MEET is scheduled at 9 am today at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Tri-City Flyers. Door prizes each hour. Everything and anything in model aviation could be there. Call Bill Shupe at (830) 303-1570, or visit www.tricityflyers.com.
NEW BRAUNFELS CHAPTER NO. 771 ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR presents a chicken
spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St. Proceeds go to scholarships for education and to local, state, national and international charities. Call Patrice at 627-2553 for information.
THE SAN ANTONIO LATIN-AMERICAN SHOW, showcasing traditional styles from 10 Latin-American countries, takes place from 11 arn. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. General admission is $7. For an overview on the show visit the Web site, www.tlaqueparte.com.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETY presents Alpenfest Orchestra at the annual Maskenball today at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 600 Peace Ave. Admission $10, available at the Chamber of Commerce or at the door. Maskenball costume optional. Public is invited. Drinks and food available. Call 627-0811 for information.
AMERICAN RED CROSS presents “First Aid, CPR and
Saturday, Feb. 8
ACC U Weath8r.com forecast for daytime conditions. NoMow temperatures
El Paso 55 /38“
Wichita Falls 45°/32*
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San Antonio 44®/40“
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Sunny PI Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-Aorms Rain Flurries Snow Ice
Cloudy Highs upper 30s Rain: 60 percent NE winds, light
Automatic External Defibrillation” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Cost is $45. Call 608-9876 to sign up and for information.
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA COURT NO. 2085 second annual style show and luncheon is scheduled today at St. Mary’s Hall, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Fashions from The Collection and Beall’s will be highlighted. Marion Benson, owner of The Collection, will be mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $20 each. Event benefits scholarship funds and local charities. Call 606-2031 for information or tickets.
RAVENSTAR OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER welcomes participants at a “Dark Sky Star Hop” from 5 to 10 p.m. today. Box supper included. Space is limited. For information and reservations, call (830) 935-2422.►Heads up
Debutante Ball tickets are on sale. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb.
15 at the civic center. The debutante presentation takes place at 7 p.m., and dinner and dancing follow. Tickets can be purchased at Celebrations, or by calling 606-0440.
ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME
invites the public to express sympathy for the family, friends and colleagues of the astronauts lost in the Columbia shuttle tragedy by signing a registry book between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the funeral home, 615 Landa St. For information call 625-2349.
A BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled from 7:30 am to 1 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 245 S. Hidalgo Ave. Call 609-5320 for information.
THE GALLERY IN THE VILLAGE, 2295 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, has scheduled an opening reception from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the works of R. A. Ports, photographer, and Bonnie Lou Williams, watercolorist. Complimentary brunch and mimosas. Call (830) 438-8740 for information.
THE ALBERT KYPFER LODGE NO. 106 in Clear Springs annual Valentine Bunco party is at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3. Members are asked to bring a dessert and attendance prize, as well as a toiletry item to donate to the Women’s Shelter. Proceeds go to the Women’s Center.
THE COMAL COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 1 arn., Wednesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Featured artists are Pat Valley, Tom and Dody Beaty and Jay Erie. Cover charge is $4, doors open at 6 p.m. Call (830) 629-4547.
Cloudy Lows upper 30s Rain: 40 percent Light, variable wind
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Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between Feb. 6 and 7:
Erie E. Aleman, 18, consumption of alcoholic beverage by minor, failure to appear, minor in possession of alcoholic beverage.
Arturo R. Alvarez, 51, Devine, driving while intoxicated, open alcohol container.
Jeremiah S. Flores, 22, New Braunfels, failure to display operator's license upon demand, violation of
Sunday — Mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs mid 50s. Sunday night — Partly cloudy. Lows upper 30s. Monday — Mostly sunny. Highs tower 60s. Tuesday — Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain during the night. Lows upper 40s. Highs near 60. Wednesday — Cloudy with a slight chance of rain, tows in the mid 50s. Highs lower 60s. Thursday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows mid 40s. Highs upper 50s. Friday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows tower 50s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Edwards Aquifer 693.2 ft. Comal River 435 cubic ft./sec. Canyon Dam inflow 425 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
911.41 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
4.810 million gallons.
0.522 million gallons
Mountain Cedar moderate
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
promise to appear, purchase or furnish alcohol to a minor.
Patricia L. Horvath-Etheredge, 32, Spring Branch, public intoxication.
Kristie M. Hovey, 20, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500 (2 counts).
Richard B. Hudler, 17, New Braunfels, burglary of a habitation, no driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility.
James D. Isaacks III, 49, Bulverde, no
Patrick A. Knodel, 26, Canyon Lake, failure to appear/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Manuel Lopez Jr., 30, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear, failure to control speed, no driver’s license, unrestrained child under 2.
Tony L. Musgrave, 29, New Braunfels, forgery of a financial instrument.
Javier Ortiz, 40, New Braunfels,
Richard R. Riojas, 54, Boerne, commitment/driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, second offense.
Sergio Romero, 23, San Antonio, speeding — 76 mph in a 45 mph zone, no driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Jonathan J. Vega, 20, New Braunfels, consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor, minor in possession of alcoholic beverage.