New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222
US troops could be in Iraq four years from now
WASHINGTON (AP) — American troops could still be in Iraq four years from now, the war’s former commander told members of Congress concerned about persistent, deadly attacks.
The number of U.S. troops in Iraq probably won’t decline significantly from the current 148,000 until sometime next year, Gen. Ibm my Franks said Thursday. The kinds of hit-and-run attacks that killed two American soldiers Wednesday will continue, he said.
“We need to not develop an expectation that all of these difficulties will go away in one month or two months or three months,” Franks told the House Armed Services Committee.
“I anticipate we’ll be involved in Iraq in the future,” Franks added later. “Whether that means two years or four years, I don’t know.”
President Bush also asked for patience Thursday, saying the United States would “have to remain tough” in Iraq despite the attacks that Franks said were coming at a rate of IO to 25 per day.
Bush vows to help Botswana fight HIV
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — President Bush pledged to the nation with the world's highest AIDS infection rate that it will have a strong partner in his administration in fighting the disease. “You will not face this enemy alone,” he said Thursday.
Bush’s remarks were greeted with chants of “Pula! Pula!,” which means “all good things” in Botswana. But even as he was delivering the pledge, his $15 billion, five-year AIDS program was being trimmed in Congress.
U.S. officials acknowledged even with aggressive prevention and treatment programs progress in turning the tide against the disease has been slow.
More than 38 percent of Botswana’s adult population is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Although Bush described Botswana as being in the forefront of African countries in dealing with the epidemic, the nation’s infection rate has been level since 2001.
Botswana’s President Festus Mogae has set in motion a program to provide free AIDS medicines to all who need them. That program is funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Happy birthday to Christa Crumrime (13 years), Greg Schmidt (44 years), Jim Lowrie (July 10), Konstanty “Ski” Haneiwich (July 10).
Happy anniversary to Bodo and Vivian Dieted and Christ and Heidi Morton (16 years).
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►Clubs and Events
THE LOW-IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS CLASS takes place at 8:15 a.m. today at Seele Parish House. The class consists of a cardiovascular workout, strength training with light weights, stretching and relaxation. For information, call 625-9295.
KAFFEE KLATSCH bereavement support group meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today. For information, call 625-7500.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. today at the 24-hour Club,
1142 Eikel Stt. All meetings are open. Call 625-0057 for information.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at 300
Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 years and older in the Laurel Plaza Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to noon today.
Suggested donation is $1.25. Call Rita at 629-1751 to make reservations.
THE COMAL COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
hosts a “Quackers and Cheese" dinner, with happy hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the center,
655 Landa St. Tickets are $10.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1942
Parti Sypersma and Linda Bateman display two of their paintings in ‘The Classiest Art Show in Town,” which features the work of students of New Braunfels Art League instructors, Carrie Lee Allbritton, Angie Banta Brown and Barry Shadrock. An opening reception takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St.
monthly meeting and dinner takes place at 6 p.m. today at Krause’s Cafe. Call 625-5445.
SATURDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW,
sponsored by the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (830) 885-7151 to participate as a vendor.
AUTHOR ALLEN TAPPE speaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the New Braunfels Hastings book department. He will sign copies of his new book The Power of Purposed Performance" from 3 to 5 p.m. Hastings is located in the Marketplace shopping center.
BIBLE STORY HOUR, sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, takes place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Braunfels Public Library. Children 3 years old through the second grade can participate. Call 620-5300 for information.
SCHERTZ EMS offers CPR and AED training classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the EMS Training Room. Registration fee is $25. For information, call Schertz EMS at 658-6678.
SUNDAY BLOOD DRIVE, conducted by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St. For information call
Cart Gray at 625-4513.
TUESDAY THE DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 Common St. Topic is “The Ups and Downs of Low and High Blood Sugars.” Call Paula Morales at 629-8181, or Carol Schroeter at 627-0005, for information.
THURSDAY CITY OF SCHERTZ offers food handler classes from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 1400 Schertz Parkway. The class costs $14. For reservations, call 566-3572. For class information, call 710-5701.
JULY 21 COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES OF CENTRAL TEXAS has scheduled volunteer ’ training classes to begin July 21 in New Braunfels. Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The five-week course ends Aug.20. Contact Ali Zamora at 512-392-3578.
Comal County Aggie Moms club offers four scholarships valued at $250 each for area seniors. For qualifications and application contact Karon Haas, 629-6304, or Marlena Schlater, 606-6376. Completed application must be postmarked prior to Aug. 1.
A reduction in electric rates for New Braunfels Utilities customers will occur in fiscal year 2004. According to NBU communication manager Gretchen Reuwer, that doesn’t necessarily translate to any other reductions throughout NBU’s four-year financial plan.
The NBU board of trustees votes on the plan later this month.
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Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between July 8 and July 10:
Amber N. Cates, 23, Highlands, motion to revoke probation/forgery by passing.
Erie Chaney, 22, San Antonio, unauthorized use of vehicle.
Jeromy B. Davis, 30, New Braunfels, commitment/dnving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
Estevan V. Elizondo, 28, Seguin, failure to appear/assault causing bodily injury to family member.
Aldo U. Gonzalez, 17, New Braunfels, ran red light; no driver’s license.
John A. Hernandez, 32, New Braunfels, engaging in an organized criminal activity-murder.
Bruce A. Hewitt, 48, Buda, parole violation.
David L. Johnson Jr., 22, New Braunfels, failure to identify to a peace officer.
James M. Johnson, 43, unknown address, unauthorized use of vehicle.
Nichole M. Kennealy, 22, Canyon Lake, failure to appear/motion to adjudicate/ theft between $50 and $500.
Gabriel R. Labonte, 22. New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
Kevin L. Land, 46, Fischer, public lewdness.
Jessica Madrid, 27, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/credit card abuse.
John A. Mata, 47, Edinburg, motion to revoke probation/ theft between $1,500 and $20,000.
Bryan N. McCormick, 17, La Porte, public intoxication
Brtana Molina, 23, New Braunfels, motion to proceed with adjudication/forgery of a financial instrument
Carey M. Morgan, 28, Canyon Lake, parole violation/burglary of a habitation Trade L. Morrow, 45, San Antonio, public lewdness.
Arthur Perez, 31, New Braunite, unau-thonzed use of vehide; criminal mischief between $50 and $500; assault causing bodily injury.
Rhonda M. Phillips, 39, Canyon Lake, probation violation/possession of less than 2 ounces of manjuana.
Cortney A Roeper, 18, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Gary T. Rutten ll, 21, Wimberley, speeding — 79 mph in a 45 mph zone; minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage; possession of less than 2 ounces of marijua
na; unauthorized use of vehicle.
Chnstopher Sanchez, 28, Seguin, motion to revoke probation/driving while intoxicated.
Macario J. Sauceda, 25, New Braunfels, theft under $50; violation of promise to appear.
Joshua J. Saunders, 22, New Braunfels, possession of drug paraphernalia; open container.
Matthew W. Self, 20, New Braunfels, possession of between 1 and 4 grams of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.
Monica S. Villarreal, 18, New Braunfels, forgery of a financial instrument.
Terry M. Wiley Jr., 17, New Braunfels, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Dustin S. Woodall, 34, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
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