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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 2009, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY. JULY 28,2009ZeitungSPORTS Hard knooksCowboys training camp expected to be tougher this year. Pm^m IBNEWS Paok tka busAnnual Communities in Schools supply drive will be next month. Fi^i« 9A J^®^ Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 156, No. 221 20 pages, 2 sections 50« i^wiiiai wv/uiii O HOT High Low 102 74 Details .... 8A Pileup on 1-35 sends man to hospital From staff reports A Mansfield man was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio Friday afternoon after a three-car pileup on Interstate 35 South. The 50-year-okl man was headed southbound in a Black Nissan Murano, when a 20-year-old San Marcos woman swerved her Silver Dodge Neon in front of him, NBPD spokesman Lt. Michael Pen-shorn siUd. The Nissan hit the Dodge and swerved into the center wall, Pen-shorn said. Airiife picked up the 50-year-old man in the former Target parking lot on IH 35 and Walnut about 3:30 p.m. His injuries were also unknown as of 6:30 p.m. They were not life-threatening though, Penshom said. IVvochild^ in the Nissan. 8-and 9-year-old boys, were transportedSee WRECK, Page 3A DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIREDSMi COMICS 3t CROSSWORD Si FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 4B Airiife crews work to transport a Mansfield man injured Friday in a wreck on Interstate 35. SCOTT STICKEfl/HRrHid Zeitunq Patriotic Tribute Cuantanamo detainees coulc end up in U.S. Barack Obama City's flags flown high for fallen servicemen By Chris Cobb The Heratd-Zeitung New Bmunfels was draped in red, white and blue Friday, with Amaican flags coloring Main Plaza, kx^al store fronts, yards and porches, as the city diqsimd its t|iankyou to two ofitsnUen soldiers. The show of si^port honored the sendee of Marine Lanoe CpL Brandon Lara and Lt Raymond Ttejo Rivas, a retired Army resem bodi of whom recently (M from wounds sustained onthebatdefieki. City leaders had asked residents to fly their fli^ in honor (tf the pair, both of whom were from N^ taunfels, and a drive through the city Friday showed that hundreds of residents and businesses had obliged. "It again shows the level of support the people of New Braunfels have for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country," State Representative Doug Miller said. "It would warm anyone's heart to see the tribute paid today to not only the two men who recently lost tl^ lives, but all of our soldiers." The 20-year-old Lara had been kflled Sunday wMle "siqi-porting combat operations" OOMmie Herald-Zeitung TOP: American flags decorate Main Plaza to honor two local soldiers who recently died. ABOVE: Sonia Parrish helps takes down a flag Friday after the tribute See FLAOS, Page 3A to two (peal soldiers WASHINCilON (AI')—The Pentagon's lop lawyer said I riday that the Obama administration has not abandoned the possibility of transferring some prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to a prison in the United States despite strong congressional concerns. Defense Department general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson told the House Armed Services Committee that some suspected terrorists might be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution and others sent to a facility inside the U.S. for long-term incarceration. Johnson also said no prisoners would be released from custody inside the country. Administration officials had raised those possible moves before, but Congress in June passed a law that would allow detainees held at the Navy-run prison in Cuba to be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution only after lawmakers have had two months to read a White House report on how it plans to shut the facility and disperse the inmates. Congress also blocked all funding for the transfer of any Guantanamo detainees into the United States for the 2009 fiscal year ending Sept. 30. President Barack Obama has ordered the Guantanamo facility closed by January 2010. The White House is considering both civilian federal jails and military prisons for potential future incarceration for prisoners facing criminal prosecution, military tribunals, or long-term detention without a (rial. Assistant Attorney (ieneral David Kris said at the same hearing. More than 50 have been cleared for transfer to another country. An administration task force is still sorting through the remaining prisoners to determine their fates. The panel has made determinations in about halt the cases, according to a fiis-tice Department official who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Government lawyers in both the Obama and Bush aiiminis-trations say that an unspecified number of detainees ihev consider especially dangerous should continue to be held without trial. Some of the evidence against them is classified or thin, and the government fears these detainees could be released should they be given their day in court. Johnson also said the Obama administration has not yet determined where it will hold newly captured al-Qaida or Taliban prisoners for extended detention after (iuantanamo Bay's prison closes. The Bush administration established the jail at (iuantanamo shortly iilter the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to hold and interrogate susf)ecneti tem)rists. It has held about 780 {)ris( )ners. About 550 of them have been returned to their home countries or resettled in other places. Roughly another 50 have been approved for transfer to other countries, pending those governments' approval. The Obama administration on Friday signaled it intends to bring a second Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States for trial. Andrew SchwtrtL front, and Robert K^eler donate bk}od Friday mon^ng at the Donor Room. ZiMuna Community turns out to donate blood From staff reports Many enthusiastic citizens turned out Fridw to the Smtdi Texas Blood and Tissue Center's Donor Room to donate replacement blood for Scott Roessing. Roessing, the superintendent f^lhe Kbelher Company in Seguin, suffers from ikiry ceft leukemia, a rare Uood dis ease that causes the body to make too many white blood cells and reduces the number of led blood cells and platelets. Acccnding to Susan Holt the donor recruiter consultant at the Donor Room, as of noon on Friday they had already collected blood from 29 donors, and only 4 or 5 had been previously scheduled prior to the blood drive. By the end of the day, approximately 50 donors had come thnxi^ tiie Donor Room atlhe Marketplace, 651 N. Interstate 35 Suite 830. That's also not counting the donations to the blood mobile paiked in front of the Commissioners' Court at 199 Main Plaza. Both the Donor Room andSee DRIVE, Page 3A■Tfoday frorri 9 a.m to 3 p.m.■ Donor Room atTha Markatf^laca, 6S1 N. 1-35, Sylf 830 __________■ Blood Mobil«, CommiMionari Court partcino lot,1M Main Plasa ;