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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A— HERALD-ZEITUNG — Saturday, January ll, 2003 Worid Briefly Powell: North Korea ‘thumbs nose' at world WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Friday condemned North Korea’s decision to quit a treaty considered the cornerstone of global efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons. “North Korea has thumbed its nose at the international community,” said Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking alongside Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Ultimately, Powell said, the U.N. Security Council must take up North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and shirking of international obligations. At the same time, Powell renewed the Bush administration’s overture to hold direct talks with North Korea. ElBaradei also took a hard line, accusing North Korea of “a policy of defiance.” He said unless North Korea reversed its actions within a few weeks the Security Council should intervene. December ends 2002 with jobless rate at 8-year high WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. com-panies slashed 101,000 jobs in December as retailers limped through a cheerless holiday season, leaving unemployment at an eight-year high of 6 percent at the close of a year that many workers want to forget. Last month’s job cuts, the sharpest in IO months, were widespread and followed a revised loss of 88,000 in November, the Labor Department said Friday. The data offered a snapshot of a sputtering economy that is hemorrhaging jobs, increasing the political urgency for President Bush as he promotes his $674 billion economic stimulus plan. Friday’s report capped a gloomy year for jobseekers, who saw the unemployment rate rise from 5.6 percent last January to end the year at 6 percent. Hamas urges Iraq to form suicide squads to fight West JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant group Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide bombings in Israel, urged Iraq on Friday to copy its tactics and send thousands of attackers with explosives strapped to their bodies into a battle against the West. “We call on the Arabs and Muslims to bum the land under the feet of the American invaders, especially our brothers in Saudi Arabia because this war is not against Iraq, it’s against the Islamic nation,” Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi told a rally in this impoverished shanty encampment. Hamas has dispatched most of the 92 suicide bombers that have killed hundreds of Israelis in more than two years of Israel-Palestinian fighting. Rantisi’s remarks were unusual for Hamas, which has focused on fighting Israel since taking up arms in 1987 at the start of the Palestinian uprising. Texas Lotto SATURDAY $15 million 09-10-13-27-39-48 WEDNESDAY $20 million 01-10*18-23-44-49 Contact Us HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, [email protected] Gary E. Maitland, Managing Editor Ext. 220, [email protected] Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext. 202, [email protected] Lisa Schreler, Composing Manager Ext. 205, [email protected] Henry Coello, Commercial Prmtin^lnformation Systems 625-5232, [email protected] Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, [email protected] David Gehret, Circulation Manager Ext. 228, [email protected] Courtney Abernathy, Advertising Manager Ext. 208, [email protected] For classified advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 215 For display advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 208. For obituaries, wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, call 625-9144 ext. 213. For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229.Today Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222 Community Events ► Birthdays/Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Lynn Thompson and Roland Leos Jr. (10 years, Jan. 9). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ►Schools COMAL ISD ■ Area choir auditions ■ SVHS boys soccer at SAISD tournament NEW BRAUNFELS ISD ■ NBHS choir at SAISD area auditions, Reagan High School ■ Area E band auditions ■ NBHS boys soccer at SAISD tournament ►Live Music GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, 606-1281 Today — The Weary Boys, 1 to 5 p.m., no cover Today — Two Tons of Steel, 8 p.m., $10 SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengerhalle Road; 625-HALL (4255) Today — Ray Wylie Hubbard, 9 p.m., $10 CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE, 119 Cheatham, San Marcos; (512) 353-3777 Today — Karen Posten UPTOWN PIANO BAR, 295 E. San Antonio, 620-7600 Saturdays — Tammy and Steve Palmer RILEY’S TAVERN, 8894 FM 1102, Hunter, Texas 78132; (512) 392-3132 Today — RiverTrain, 9 p.m. ROLLIN ON THE RIVER, An Oldies Saloon and Grill, FM 306 and 2673, Canyon Lake; (830) 907-3535 Saturdays — Deejay dance music and karaoke DAM RED BARN, 16520 S. Access Dam Road; Canyon Lake; (830) 964-4045 Saturdays — Live Music Photo submitted Bill Brown Elementary fourth-grader Martha Laura McCracken shares a book with Principal Jo Beth Jimerson. Martha wrote, illustrated and published a book as part of a $4,500 “Project Publish” grant funded by the Comal Public School Foundation. Book titles ranged from “The Fairy” to “The Black Devil.” Sports was a popular topic among the boys too with a book called “Touchdown!” and another one simply called “Sports.” Another student called his book “The Ghost with White Eyes” and “Crazy Chicken Pox” was a hit as well. ►Clubs and Events GUADALUPE VALLEY AMERI-CAN 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 House inside the park, wear com fortable shoes and dress for the weather. For information call (210) 520-6412 or (830) 438-2656. A FREE KIDNEY DISEASE CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH SCREENING has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at One Lexington Medical Building, Renal Associates, 215 E. Quincy, Suite 610 in San Antonio. Appointments are recommended, call 829-1299. THE AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, San Antonio Chapter, is sponsoring Resolutions 2003, at 9 a.m. today at the Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive. Embellishments is the theme, and kits will be provided for hands-on activities. Cost is $50 and includes a soup and salad lunch. Call (210) 337-4365 for information. ►Heads up THE GERMAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY sponsors German classes from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays for children ages 8-12, beginning adults and intermediate. Classes start Jan. 23. For information, call 620-6787 or 660-0437. THE NEW BRAUNFELS REPUBLICAN WOMEN annual membership dinner features the Rev. Buckner Fanning as guest speaker. Officers will be installed. The event begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin Ave. Tickets are $15 for the dinner and speaker, or $5 to just hear the speaker. For reservations, call 629-1760. THE MCKENNA CLUB offers square dancing lessons from 3 to 5 p.m. Fridays today through March 28. Cost for members is $24 per person or $45 per couple. Cost for non-members is $48 and $90 per couple. For information, call 629-5627. AARP DRIVER SAFETY program evening classes are offered to drivers 50 years and older who want to refresh or improve their defensive driving skills and quality for a multiple-year auto insurance discount. Classes take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 S. Walnut Ave. Cost is $10. Contact Bob Karabinus at (830) 620-0675 for information. THE ELKS HOOP SHOOT, a national free-throw contest for boys and girls ages 8-13, takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St. Awards will be presented for the top three in each age group. THE GREATER NEW BRAUNFELS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE sponsors a Lunch and Learn seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Honors Hall. Topic is “Business Alternatives for Developing Alliances." For seminar fee and registration, call 625-2385 or log onto Seating is limited. THE GREATER NEW BRAUNFELS ARTS COUNCIL ’ will conduct its annual Dinner with the Arts Jan. 19. The theme is “You Gotta Have Art.” Tickets * are available at China-n-Things and the chamber of commerce. THE NEW BRAUNFELS LIONS CLUB hosts the Big Band 5 Dance featuring Joe Rogers and his 15-piece orchestra to benefit the NB Noon Lions scholarship programs from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Civic Center. ^ Tickets are $12.50, available at Johnson Furniture Store on Seguin Street. Call 625-5321. Weather Digest Saturday, Jan. 11 forecast for daytime conditions, high/low temperatures ►Today’s forecast KAN. Amarillo 43°/24° OK LA NM Midland 5Su/33 Wichita Falls 45 /28 • Dallas 44 30 El Paso 64°/37“ I 1 j I    •    • [Austin »r/35 San Antonio 49‘738* MEXICO © 2003 AccuWeather, Inc. Brownsville 57°/5r } ___y^\ ar ^ TODAY TONIGHT Mostly cloudy Cloudy Highs lower 50s Lows lower 40s Rain: 20 percent Rain: 30 percent E wind, 10 mph SE wind, 10 mph O mm eve •*** *£h*> it t    ■. i. ■ '' " ' J - v * v Sunny Pt Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-storms Rain    Flumes Snow Ice Via Associated Press Arrests Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the fellowing Jan. 9 and 10: Devin A. Devie, 20, Kieen, driving while license suspended. Melissa A. Flores, 26, expired driver's license, (alure to maintain financial responsibility (2 counts), violation of promise to appear, expired license plates, speeding — 44 mph in a 30 mph zone. Archie Gilbert, 24, New Braunfels, probation vwialxxVdrMng while intoxicated, burglary of a ►Extended outlook Sunday —- Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the upper 30s. Monday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to tower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday — Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. Highs in the tower 60s. Wednesday — Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the tower to mid 40s. Highs in the tower 60s. Thursday — Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in tthe mid 30s. Highs in the tower 50s. building. Robert M. Hyde, 33, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility. John M. Jonas, 23, Canzo Springs, failure to appear/possession of marijuana. Javier Leal, 20, New Braunfels, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Donald R. Mitchell, 33, Canyon Lake, driving white license suspended. Harold E. Mortag, 65, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated Darren K. Nnneman, 39, Spring Branch, failure to appear/dnvng while intoxicated, open alcohol container Maria I. Penatoza, 38, New Braunfels, assault causing body injury to family member. Daniel Prentice, 17, Canyon Lake, disorderly conduct (fighting). Johnny Rodriguez, 22, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500. Ismail Valero, 42, New Braunfels, probation vioiafiorVassault ►Water flows Edwards Aquifer 693.7 ft. Comal River 444 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 575 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 300 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 909.2 ft. above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report Surface water , 6.429 million gallons Well water 0.346 million gallons ► Polen counts Molds...........................  low Mountain Cedar very high (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) ►Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise......................7:29    a.m, Sunset........................5:53 p.rrv Construction- ■ Walnut Avenue will be closed in both directions at the Interstate 35 overpass from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 16 while workers pour concrete on the northbound Interstate 35 main lane bridge deck. Traffic will be detoured to FM 725 or Schmidt/Spur Street. ;