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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A— HeralD-Zeitung — Saturday, January* 18, 2003 Worid Briefly- Defiant Saddam tells world he’ll stay to fight BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Brushing aside any hint of compromise, Saddam Hussein proclaimed Friday that Iraq is ready for war with the United States and warned that his enemies would face “suicide” at the gates of Baghdad. Saddam’s strong words added to an atmosphere of urgency that followed the discovery Thursday of 12 empty chemical warheads in Iraq — a find described by U.S. officials as “troubling and serious.” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer charged that Iraq hadn’t reported the warheads, but he stopped short of declaring them a violation of U.N. resolutions. As U.N. inspectors played down the importance of the find, French President Jacques Chirac, whose country holds veto power at the United Nations, backed the inspectors’ appeal for more time to carry out their search. In a 40-minute televised address, Saddam said he would defend Baghdad against the United States — despite reports that Arab leaders were trying to persuade him to choose exile instead. Ridge nears confirmation, says struggle will be long WASHINGTON (AP) — Ibm Ridge sailed through Senate confirmation hearings Friday on his way to becoming the nation’s first Homeland Security Department chief and taking on the task of harnessing a giant federal bureaucracy responsible for protecting America from terrorist attack. Ridge, in a hearing before the committee Friday morning, said eradicating that threat will be “a long struggle” He spoke of the “enormity of our task” of bringing together 22 federal agencies with 170,000 employees to lead the security campaign. The department will officially come into being next Friday, although it won’t assume operational control of the agencies until March I. The government has yet to decide where the headquarters will be. S. Korean leader presses U.S. to negotiate with North SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president-elect pressed the United States on Friday to enter direct negotiations with North Korea, and an envoy from Russia — which has been urged to intervene with the North — said Washington must take the lead in dealing with the crisis. A North Korean official also said only the United States could solve the standoff and spurned an attempt by Seoul to discuss the North’s nuclear ambitions in talks next week. Washington has been canvassing affies to pressure North Korea into scrapping nuclear programs believed capable of building atomic bombs. Texas Lotto SATURDAY $25 million 01-10-18-45-49-51 WEDNESDAY $32 million 02-20-24-40-47-53 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 Schreier, Composing Manager Ext. 205, [email protected] Henry Coello, Commercial Printincy'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 Katie Mitchell (17 years), Tyler Reviea (9 years), Dorothy Brinkkoeter and Christpher Krueger (11 years). Happy Anniversary to Barbara and Grover Wright (29 years), Bernard and Nasaria Sanchez (57 years, Jan. 13) and Paul and Ellen Barsch (22 years, Jan. 17). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ►Schools NEW BRAUNFELS ISD ■ All Region Band Clinic and Concert at Judson HS ■ Winterguard contest ■ NBMS boys basketball postseason tournament NBMS ■ NBHS boys soccer at lock-in, Deer Creek Camp COMAL ISD ■ New Book Publishers’ presentations ■ SVHS boys JV basketball at SAISD JV tournament ■ SVHS girls Varsity basketball, Brackenridge ►Live Music GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, 606-1281 Today — Jeff Plankenhom, 1 to 5 p.m., no cover Today — Reckless Kelly, 9 p.m., $10 SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengerhalle Road; 625-HALL (4255) Today — Red Stick Ramblers, 9 p.m., $6 CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE, 119 Cheatham, San Marcos; (512) 353-3777 Today — Jimmy LaFave 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 — Bret Graham ROLLIN ON THE RIVER, An Oldies Saloon and Grill, FM 306 and 2673, Canyon Lake; (830) 907-3535 Saturdays — Deejay dance music and karaoke TAVERN IN THE GRUENE, 830 Gruene Road; (830) 608-0438 Today — Dennis Peak’s Birthday Bash w/Van Wilks DAM RED BARN, 16520 S. Access Dam Road; Canyon Lake; (830) 964-4045 Saturdays — Live Music Weather File photo Goodtime Polka-Waltz Club in New Braunfels hosts The Cloverleaf Orchestra from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Eagles Hall, 257 E. South St. Guests are welcome; memberships available. Call Pat Mollenhauer at 625-2265, or Nolan Dieted at 608-1608 for information. ►Clubs aid Events THE AARP DRIVER SAFETY course starts at 8:30 a.m. today at the Canyon Lake Action Center, 1917 FM 2673 in Sattler. The course is for individuals 50 or older and costs $10. To register, call (830) 964-2324. Walk-ins are accepted. 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 dub at 1142 Eikel. HONEY CREEK MORNING GUIDED TOURS take place at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Meet at the Rust House inside park, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. For information call (210) 520-6412 or (830) 438-2656. THE NEW BRAUNFELS CHAPTER, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), meets at 10 a.m. today at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St. All retired federal employees and their guests are welcome. We will be welcoming members from the dissolved San Marcos Chapter who will be joining our chapter. Call 625-5382 for information. THE NEW BRAUNFELS UONS CLUB hosts the Big Band Dance featuring Joe Rogers and his 15-piece orchestra to benefit the Noon Lions scholarship programs. Performance is from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Civic Center. Tickets are $12.50 and are available at Johnson Furniture Store on Seguin Street. Call 625-5321 for information or table reservations. ►Heads up A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUP-PORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Comal County Women’s Center. Children’s group is offered, and child care can be arranged as needed. Services are free and confidential. Call (830) 620-7520 or 1-800-434-8013 for more information. THE COMAL COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER is offering computer classes for beginners, intermediate, Internet and multimedia. The cost is $38. Call 606-4547. THUMBALINA’S ANTIQUES, 203 S. Seguin Ave., presents Ed Morris in a free appraisal fair of antiques and collectibles, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Call 624-4845 for information. THE GREATER NEW BRAUNFELS ARTS COUNCIL conducts its annual Dinner with the Arts Sunday. The theme is “You Gotta Have Art.” Activities include stage productions, dramatic readings, musical performances and an art ovhihit “SUNDAYS AT THE LIBRARY” is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Braunfels Public Library. Author Jim Haley, author of a new biography of Sam Houston, is guest speaker. Call 608-2150 for information. THE GREATER NEW BRAUNFELS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. 84th annual meeting and baquet kicks off at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the civic center. Tickets are $20. For information, call 625-2385. THE MASSEN KOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, including traditional dancers and solo and ensemble singers, runs Jan. 23 and 24 at the Brauntes Performing Arts Theatre. For information, call 627-0808. Digest Saturday, Jan. 18 ACCuWeather.COm forecast tor daytime conditions, high/low temperatures ►Today’s forecast COLO KAN MO NM. Amarillo 50725° OK LA T. o Midland 57 / El Paso 59735° {    # M    O Wichita Falls 48°/28° J I Cl * ’La : ...I.. Dallas 52732 Austin 55726" J LA. O MEXICO \ San Antonio 56/32" Houston 55*732° { ,  ^ \ Brownsville 60°/44°J sup © 2003 AccuWeather, Inc.    J <y Via Associated Press Arrests TODAY    TONIGHT Mostly sunny    Mostly clear Highs mid 50s    Lows near 30 Rain: none    Rain: None SW winds 10 mph SW wind, mph ►Extended outlook Sunday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Survey night — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Monday night — Partly cloudy evening with patchy fog and drizzle developing late. Lows in the mid 40s. Tuesday — Morning low clouds becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Wednesday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Thursday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. ►Water flows Edwards Aquifer 693.9 ft. Comal River 447 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 570 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 300 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 909.95 ft. above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report Surface water 5.302 million gallons Well water 0.460 million gallons ► Pollen counts _ Molds.................................low Mountain Cedar...............high (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) ►Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise r 7:28 a.m. Sunset........................5:59    p.m. Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between Jan. 15 and Jan. 16: Jerry D. Aguirre, 25, New Braunfels, no safety belt, motion to adjudicate/forgery of a financial instrument. Cathryn A. Butler, 37, Canyon Lake, motion to revoke probation/resisting arrest, search or transport, motion to revoke proba-tiorv'evading arrest or detention, motion to revoke probation/theft by check between $20 and $500, theft by check, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Chad W. Carriker, 24, Canyon Lake, turning without proper signal, speeding — 94 mph in a 65 mph zone, parole violation. Russell L. Coffey, 28, Spring Branch, possession of less than 2 ounces of mari juana. Carlos R. Cortez, 20, New Braunfels, theft of sen/ices between $20 and $500. Anthony C. Felsing, 34, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/theft of services between $500 and $1,500, theft by check between $20 and $500. Atanacio Garcia Jr., 50, New Braunfels, driving on the wrong side of the road on a divided highway, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver’s license, failure to appear, violation of promise to appear. Maria Del-Rosario Garza, 30, New Braunfels, failure to appear/failure to maintain financial responsibility (4 counts), theft under $50, speeding (2 counts), expired inspection sticker. Robert N. Lilly, 30, Dallas, motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance, penalty group 3, probation violation/possession of a controlled substance. Jose R. Maldonado, 21, Dallas, public intoxication. Billie M. Martinez, 58, Canyon Lake, theft by check between $20 and $500. Madison T. McCandless, 19, San Antonio, driving while under the influepce of alcohol/minor, failure to maintain financial responsibility. Corina Mireles, 27, New Braunfels, driving while license suspended. Glen E. Mixon, 51, Chatsworth, Ga., no driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired license plates Jeffery A. Myrick, 19, Bulverde, criminal mischief between $500 and $1,500, interfering with emergency communication. Jonathan A. Newman, 21, Canyon Lake, motion to revoke probation/dnving while intoxicated. Tammy A. Salinas, 24, New Braunfels, theft between $50 and $500, no driver's license, (2 counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility (2 counts), failure to dim headlights while following. Lori L. Tomeriin, 48, Austin, commitment/contempt of court/child support. Emilio R. Vallejo, 29, Dallas, driving while intoxicated. Stephanie N. Wheeler, 18, Seguin, failure to appear/driving while license suspended. William D. Wilson, 24, Troy. Kan., theft between $500 and $1,500. ;