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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas World Briefly- I Death roll rising in Iraqi-American battle BALAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraqis hiding in a thicket of reeds attacked a U.S. tank column, igniting a fierce battle that drew in Apache helicopters and Bradley armored vehicles. Twenty-seven Iraqis were killed Friday, raising to IOO the number of anti-American fighters slain in a U.S. operation to hunt down Saddam Hussein supporters. It’s the biggest U.S. military operation since Saddam s regime fell in April. Staged by the 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions, the fighting follows the U.S. strategy of luring opposition holdouts into the open, where their assault rifles and rocket launchers are no match for American forces equipped with computerized weaponry and heavy armor. Israel widening its campaign against Hamas JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite appeals to break a cycle of attack and counterattack, Israel broadened its campaign against Palestinian militants Friday, saying it will strike political as well as military leaders who target Israel with terrorism. In new attacks against Hamas on Friday — the sixth and seventh in four days — Israel killed an operative of the group in a missile attack in Caza City and three hours later fired rockets at a building just a block from the home of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin. Secretary of State Colin Powell called for restraint by all sides, but he emphasized it was important to halt terror strikes in order to stop the cycle of violence. Militants, .security officers clash in Iran’s city streets TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of pro-cleric militants and security forces clashed with Iranians throughout the capital late Friday, firing machine guns in the air and using tear gas and batons to put down public opposition to the country’s hard-line regime. The clashes were the most intense and widespread of four consecutive nights of clashes in Tehran, which were sparked by university students and snowballed into broader displays of opposition to Iran’s clerical establishment. Drop in producer prices brings prospect of deflation WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of national deflation, an economically dangerous long-term slide in prices, rose anew Friday with a second monthly decline in wholesale costs. The Federal Reserve is expected to shave interest rates this month to guard against possibly worse problems. The Labor Department reported Friday that its Producer Price Index, which measures prices before they reach consumers, fell 0.3 percent in May from April. That decline followed a record 1.9 percent plunge in wholesale prices registered from March to April. Texas Lotto SATURDAY $37 million 054)6-25-31-44 (27) BB WEDNESDAY $4 million 08-14-17-32-39 (12) BB Contact Us- HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Lands St . New Braunfels. TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, Gary E. Maitland, Managing Editor Ext. 220, gmaitland© Heather Grant. Business Manager Ext. 202, hgrant© Lisa Schreler, Composing Manager Ext. 205, Henry Coello, Commercial nrintin<yinformation Systems 625-5232, hcoello 0 Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, Craig Pauling, Circulation Manager Ext. 228, cpauling0herald-zeitung com Courtney Abernathy, Advertising Manager Ext. 208, 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 I ext. 229. I Subscription rates: $25 for three months; $44 for six months; $79 for one year. The Herald-Zeitung is published Tuesdays through Sundays. Today Community Events- Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222 File photo Blue Edmondson will perform from 10 a.m. until noon June 21 in the Home Depot parking lot. The concert, called “Fans for Fans of Americana Music,” is part of the second annual SAFEhaven Summer Fan Drive. New electric fans can be purchased for the drive at Home Depot, or new fans can by dropped off at the New Brunfels Utilities main office. ► Birthdays/Anniversaries To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ^Clubs and Events 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. daily and at noon daily except Saturday at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel. HONEY CREEK MORNING GUIDED PARK TOURS take place at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Meet at the Rust House inside the park, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. For information call (210) 520-6412 or (830) 438-2656. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at the 24-hour Club, 1142 Eikel Street. All meetings are open. Call 625-0057 for information. AMERICAN RED CROSS presents “First Aid, CPR and Automatic External Defibrillation” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Cost is $45. Call 608-9876 to sign up and for information. THE KJT (Catholic Union of Texas) meets at 4:30 p.m. today at Krause’s Cafe. All members are encouraged to attend. The public is invited to call Denise Cook at 606-5776 for information. ►Heads up SUNDAY NEW BRAUNFELS HERMANN SONS SCHOOL OF DANCE performs Sunday in Jackson Auditorium, Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Two performances are scheduled. Call (210) 226-9261 for information. MONDAY YOUTH THEATRE CAMP is scheduled at the Brauntex Theatre Monday through June 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. THE CIRCUS, sponsored by the Comal County Sheriff’s Posse, is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Monday at the Sheriffs Posse Arena and features trained animals, aerialists, jugglers, elephants, downs and more. Tickets available at box office. THE EVENING REPUBLICAN CLUB meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Kowloon Restaurant, 950 FM 78 in Schertz. Republican activist Rod Cole will discuss the Delphi Technique commonly used to generate consensus on issues. Call (830) 372-5331 for information. LA LECHE of New Braunfels meets at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E. Common. Call 626-7418 for information. 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 “Getting Ready for the Summer: Skin Care.” Call Paula Morales at 629-8181, or Carol Schroeter at 627-0005, for information. AMERICAN RED CROSS presents “Shelter Simulation” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Call the branch office at 608-9876 for information or to sign up. THE NEW BRAUNFELS AARP CHAPTER 1823 meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center on Landa Street. Kathleen Greer, county * Extension agent for health education, will speak about prevention and wellness. For information, call 609-4036. or 627-1155. WEDNESDAY THE CANYON LAKE REPUBLICAN WOMEN meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the CRRC Activity Building in Sattler. State Rep. Carter Casteel, R-New Braunfels, is the featured speaker. The public is invited, no reservations required. Call 899-7555 or 935-4142 for information. FRIDAY NARFE, New Braunfels Chapter 0666, meets at 10 a.m. Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St. Clyde Booth will give a presentation on his trip to Mt. Rushmere. All retired and active federal employees and their guests are welcome. Call 625-5382 for information. JUNE 21 OLD SOLMS SCHOOL REUNION is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. June 21 at Forke Store in Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church St. Bring sandwiches and a dessert to share. Drinks will be furnished. Call Robert Goebel at 625-1466 or Mary Ann Woody at 609-3124 for information. AMERICAN RED CROSS, New Braunfels Branch, offers “Babysitter’s Safety” training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. Call 608-9876 for information and to register. Cost is $30. BENEFIT CAR WASH is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 at the Elks Lodge parking lot. Proceeds benefit the hospital for physically challenged children at Ottine. Price is $5 for cars, $10 for trucks and SU Vs. Call 629-3602 for information. HERITAGE BRIDAL COLLECTION, presented by Dr. Ann DuPont of UT, is scheduled at 2 p.m. June 21 at the Quail Creek Country Club, Texas 21 in San Marcos. Proceeds will be donated to Children s Cancer Charities. Tickets, available at Celebration^, are $15. Call (830) 629-4419 for information. PRESERVE LAKE DUNLAP FUND-RAISING GALA is scheduled from 4 to 8:30 p.m. June 21 at the Riverbend Clubhouse. Enjoy live music, ski show, door prizes and children’s activities. Admission is $8; raffle tickets cost $20. Call 606-5626 for more information. JUNE 22 GOODTIME POLKA-WALTZ CLUB scheduled a dance with a performance by the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra from 2 to 6 p.m. June 22 at the Eagles Hall, 257 E. South St. Call 625-2265 for information. JOHANN FRIEDRICH “CHRISTOPH” BRAUNE REUNION is scheduled for noon, June 22 at the Comal County Sportsman’s Club, 252 S. Kowald Lane. All descendants are invited to attend and bring a meat dish, vegetable dish or a salad and a dessert, plus items for the auction and memorabilia of interest For information, call Ken Cargil (512) 353-8307, Irene Braune (830) 303-2422, Dorothy Schneider (830) 625-0592 or Connie Krause (830) 625-3075. ►Ongoing 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. Weather Saturday, June 14 forecast tor daytime conditions, high/low  ........... Coto    ...    ‘ZU.    _........ KAN    ”    J    MO V NM Amarin 83}/59j OKLA Wichita 87|/67| *    ^TF • Dada 84i/69j ARK [■» o|e«t/i7il O LA. Austin 91}/71|    +    >    *    f L„ -'.v................ •    I    Housto 92j/76} San Antonio 91 }/73j    ^ Brownsville 99{/78{ • 0 2003 AccuWeather, Inc O aim *&>***>    **««*> Sunny Pl Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-storms Ram Flurries Snow Ice Vu Ashkum Prims ►Today’s forecast TONIGHT Mostly cloudy    Partly    cloudy Highs lower 90s Lows around 70 Rain: 40 percent    Rain: 40 percent S wind, 10 mph    SE wind, 10 mph ►Extended outlook Sunday — Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Monday — Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the tower 70s. Highs in the upper 80s. Tuesday — Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs around 90. Wednesday — Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the tower 70s. Highs in the lower 90s. Thursday — Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs in the lower 90s Digest- ►Water flows Edwards Aquifer 679.1 ft Comal River 364 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 325 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 227 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 910.36 ft. above mean sea level NEU Pumping Report Surface water not available Well water not available ► Pollen counts Molds..................................n/a Pigweed.............................n/a Grass..................  n/a (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) ►Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise......................6:32    a.m. Sunset........................8:34    p.m. Arrests Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between June 12 and 13: John C. Cahill, 31, unknown address, burglary of a habitation intending other felony; escape while arrested; unauthorized use of vehicle, evading arrest/detention with vehicle. Kevin L. Cearley, 34, Bartlett, failure to identify to peace officer. Manhque De La Garza Jr., 51, New Braunfels, commitment/no driver’s license; commitment/no insurance. Altsandro L. Flores III, 26, Bulverde, assault causing bodily injury to family member Ernest Garza, 51, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. Bethany L. Karulak, 21, Boerne, driving while intoxicated; purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor. Glona A. Martinez, 43, Spring Branch, assault causing bodily injury to family member, Andrew P. Moreno, 38, New Braunfels, assault causing bodily injury to family member; speeding; failure to maintain financial responsibility (2 charges). Michael D. Poggenpohl, 27, Canyon Lake, failure to appear; failure to maintain financial responsibility; failure to control speed. Fabian M. Wollney Jr., 31, New Braunfels, speeding, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. ;