New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Pentagon had no reliable evidence of Iraqi weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s intelligence agency had no hard evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons last fall but believed Iraq had a program in place to produce them, the agency’s chief said Friday.
The assessment suggests a higher degree of uncertainty about the immediacy of an Iraqi threat — at least with regard to one portion of its banned weapons programs — than the Bush administration indicated publicly in building its case for disarming Iraq, with force if necessary.
Two months after the major fighting in Iraq ended, the United States has yet to find any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, although it did find two trailers it judged to be mobile laboratories for producing bioweapons.
Unemployment rate rises to a nine-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nations unemployment rate climbed to a nine-year high of 6.1 percent in May, but a slowing in the rate of job losses raised hopes that the weak economy is starting to recharge.
Still, it could be months before companies start hiring again.
Businesses cut just 17,000 jobs last month, following a revision in April in which no jobs were lost, the Labor Department reported Friday.
The annual revisions, made to better reflect actual economy conditions, showed that job losses this year were not nearly as steep as initially reported.
Hamas cuts off truce talks, jeopardizing peace plan
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas quit talks Friday on halting anti-Israeli attacks, a decision that jeopardizes the U.S.-backed peace plan. But Palestinian officials insisted a truce was still possible and pushed ahead with plans to get illegal guns off the streets, including a weapons buyback.
As part of the U.S.-backed “road map” to Palestinian statehood, the Palestinians have to disarm and dismantle militant groups that have killed hundreds of Israelis in shootings and bombings in 32 months of fighting.
Court says cell phone users can keep numbers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cell phone users should be allowed to keep their numbers when they switch to new providers, a federal court ruled Friday in rejecting an appeal by wireless companies.
; Consumer advocates say not having that option is one of the biggest barriers preventing more wireless •customers from switching in search of better service and prices. The Federal Communications Commission is requiring wireless carriers to provide “number portability” by Nov. 24.
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Happy birthday to Stephanie Bascon, Marica Stewart, Janie Moreno, Mark Guerrero, Katrina Reyes, Chavela Sanchez and Juan G. Martinez (June 6).
Happy anniversary to Mike and Sharon Carnett (23 years)
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►Clubs and Events
GUADALUPE VALLEY AMER-ICAN 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. daily and at noon every day except Saturday at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel.
HONEY CREEK MORNING GUIDED PARK TOURS at 9 a.m. each Saturday. 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.
meets at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays at the 24-hour Club,
1142 Eikel St. All meetings are open. Call 625-0057 for information.
LANDA STREET MARKET
DAY is scheduled today at 655 Landa St. Contact the Comal County Senior Citizens Center at 606-4547 for information.
“CHART YOUR COURSE,” a workshop for college-bound freshmen, sophomores or juniors in high school, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Honors Hall, sponsored by Edplanning Inc. Cost is $125, lunch included. For information call 626-2262.
NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL 1993 graduating class conducts its 10-year reunion today. Call Brandi at 624-2650 or log onto newbrauntels.txed.net for information.
BLOOD DRIVE, conducted by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Sts.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in the family room. Call Donna Tatsch at 800-292-5534, ext. 1547.
THE ANNUAL VEGETABLE, FRUIT AND FLOWER SHOW, sponsored by the Men’s Garden Club, is scheduled beginning at 9 a.m. today at New Braunfels Utilities on the Plaza. Awards will be given starting at 11 a m. For information, call Charles Chadwell at 625-4860.
Using her guitar, Catherine Gray teaches songs to Bible Story Hour participants. The next Bible Story Hour takes place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Braunfels Public Library, and features “Daniel in the Lions’ Den.” Children from age 3 through the second grade and their parents are invited to this activity sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The hour includes nondenominational storytelling and correlated music and art activities. For information, call 620-5300.
SUNDAY HERMANN SONS ALBERT KYPFER LODGE June meeting and picnic will be at noon Sunday. A Flag Day ceremony will take place, and members will honor Father’s Day. The meal will be catered. Members are asked to bring a dessert. Guests are welcome, and donations are accepted.
THE DOWDY SCHOOL reunion is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Seguin City Market, north of TLU off Texas 46. Bring a dessert. Call 303-5521.
MONDAY THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES AUXILIARY NO. 2999 Past Presidents Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Mamacita’s Restaurant.
THE ANNUAL CREATIVE CLAY WORKSHOP, sponsored by McKenna Children’s Museum, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Buck Pottery. Cost is $7 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 620-0939.
HISTORY DETECTIVES summer camp sponsored by The Sophienburg Museum is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a m. for first through third grades, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for fourth through sixth grades, Monday through Thursday. Call 629-1572 for information and reservations.
ADULTS MOLESTED AS CHILDREN THERAPEUTIC
SUPPORT GROUP meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., beginning Monday for eight consecutive weeks at the Comal County Women’s Center. Free individual counseling is also available Call 620-HELP or 1-800-434-8013.
THE COMAL COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY takes a field trip Tuesday to see the Comal County courthouse and various monuments. Meet at 8:30 am at the Faust Street Bridge. Bring a sack lunch and bottled water. For information, call 625-3075.
THE SOPHIENBURG field trip to Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is scheduled at 9 a.m. June 17. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP by Tuesday to 629-1572. Space is limited to first 45.
COMAL COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW, sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at the Civic Center, 390 S. Seguin Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cover is $4. Dinner and sandwiches available. Featured artists are Rajah Kahn Ribeiro, Ricky Turpin and Carlene Walker. Call 606-4547 for information.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS CONSERVATION Knife and Forke celebrates “Here Comes the Bride” Thursday, with bridal luncheon fare at Forke Store at Conservation Plaza. For information and reservations, call 629-2943.
THE COMAL COUNTY A&M CLUB sponsors a Fish Fry at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 35 in Solms, 4210 FM 482. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 children younger than 10. Incoming freshmen and scholarship recipients will be recognized. A silent auction is scheduled with proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund. Call 907-2151 to RSVP or for information.
YOUTH THEATRE CAMP is scheduled at the Brauntex Theatre June 16-21, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. June 21. Cost is $60 per child, ages 8 to 15 years. Contact Kortnee Lamarre at 609-0710 for information.
THE CIRCUS, sponsored by the Comal County Sheriff’s Possee, is scheduled at 7:45 p.m. June 16 at the Sheriffs Posse Arena and features trained animals, aerialists, jugglers, elephants, clowns and more. Tickets available at box office.
J.C.’S LIGHTHOUSE FOR CHILDREN and representatives from area churches will visit local homes in an effort to recruit foster parents and will visit businesses to compile a coupon directory for area foster families. These initiatives are called the “Purple Pages” and “Light Card” programs, respectively. For information call (830) 303-1260.
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Sunday — Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Monday — Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs in the mid 90s. Tuesday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid 90s. Wednesday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid 90s. Thursday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid 90s.
Edwards Aquifer 675.9 ft. Comal River 367 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 282 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
909.96 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water -
5.102 million gallons Well water
2.273 million gallons
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between June 5 and June 6:
Irma I. Arguello, 46, Universal City, criminal trespass in habitation/superfund site.
Ruben Canizales Jr., 26, New Braunfels, failure to appear; speeding — 67 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Kimberley A. Davis, 35, Austin, theft by
check between $20 and $500.
Usa R. Harris, 33, Spring Branch, speeding; failure to appear.
Anthony J. Hernandez, 19, New Braunfels, assault causing bodily injury to family member.
Angelica G. Lopez, 45, Canyon Lake, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Barron E. McKnight, 33, Seguin, commitment/motion to revoke
probation/assault causing bodily injury to family member.
Jacinto R. Mulato, 29, San Antonio, public intoxication.
Frank J, Ortiz, 34, New Braunfels, failure to control speed; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Jorge I. Robles, 17, New Braunfels, burglary of vehicle.
Janet C. Steen, 47, Canyon Lake, dri
ving while intoxicated, second offense.
Douglas W. Story Jr., 28, New Braunfels, possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.
Jeffrey W. Stuman, 38, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated, second offense; driving while license suspended.
Jennifer S. Widener, 25, San Marcos, driving while intoxicated, second offense.