New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2A — HeraLD-Z KITLING — Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222
CIA, FBI dig through data at mastermind's hideout
•. • WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI and OLA ' ~ experts dug through computers and piles of other information Monday from the Pakistani home of alleged Sept. ll mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, searching for clues that new terror strikes might be imminent.
Mohammed was questioned Monday •' by U.S. authorities seeking information about safe houses and hideouts used by the al-Qaida terror network, a Pakistani intelligence official said. Mohammed’s exact whereabouts were unclear.
He had been plotting attacks against targets in the United States and Saudi Arabia in the weeks before his capture, U.S. counterterrorism officials contended.
Such attacks might have been against commercial or other lightly defended civilian targets, officials said, although they acknowledged they did not know whether al-Qaida targets had been selected.
Intelligence about Mohammed’s activities led in part to the orange alert that lasted most of February,
Homeland Security Secretary’ Ibm Ridge said.
UN could vote next week on use of force against Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A vote on a new U.N. resolution authorizing ; bforce against Iraq will likely come next week, after the chief weapons inspections address the deeply divided Secu-"rity Council, U.S. officials said Monday.
U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said the United States expects a vote on its resolution “quite soon" after Hans Blix and Mohatilt'd ElBaradei update the council Friday on Iraq’s cooperation in eliminating its nuclear, chemical, biological and long-range missile programs.
The sponsors of the resolution — the .United States, Britain and Spain —
'are allowed to call for a vote at any time.
The United States still doesn’t have the nine “yes" votes needed to adopt the -resolution, according to supporters and opponents of the measure. And even if it gets the nine votes, France and Russia have not ruled out using their vetoes. China is considered unlikely to veto the measure though it could abstain.
Health-care professionals ’ to get smallpox information
• . WASHINGTON (AP) — Information about smallpox and the vaccine to prevent it is on its way to 3.5 million health care professionals.
The mailing, from the Centers for . Disease1 Control and Prevention, is I meant to help doctors, nurses and other clinicians recognize a case of smallpox,
! should the disease appear.
It’s also aimed at helping doctors ; advise1 patients about whether to be . vaccinate*!.
Smallpox has not been se*.1!! in the Unite*! Suites since 1949, and routine vaccinations against the disease ended in 1972. But federal authorities now fear the virus could return in an act of
• * > bioteirror.
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Happy Birthday to John Williams, Sue Jo Boatright, Stephanie Drewa, Ashley Fideler (16 years), Richard Kiesling and Paul Gonzales. Happy Anniversary to Kyle and Bonnie Engler.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
■ TAKS grade 3 reading
■ Texas Public Schools Week
■ Seele Elementary Book Fair
■ Memorial Intermediate Doughnuts for Dads, 7:30 am
■ NBISD Technology Committee, The Education Center library, 3-5 p.m.
■ Memorial Intermediate PTA meeting and fourth-grade music program, 6:30 p.m.
■ Senior Citizens Prom, Canyon High School, 6-8 p.m.
■ NBHS parent/student orientation meeting for current 8th graders with last names beginning with M-Z, commons area/library, 7 p.m.
■ Carl Schurz Elementary PTA board meeting,
■ TAKS grade 3 reading
■ Senior Citizens Prom, Canyon High School’s cafetorium, 6-8 p.m.
■ DEC parent round table
ROLLIN ON THE RIVER, An Oldies Saloon and Grill. FM 306 and 2673, Canyon Lake; (830) 907-3535 Tuesdays — Dinner and a movie TAVERN IN THE GRUENE, 830 Gruene Road; (830) 608-0438, never a cover Today — Songwriters Open Mio hosted by Rivertrain’s Jerry and Sam, 8 p.m.
►Clubs and Events
THE NEW CENTURY LIONS CLUB meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Adobe Verde in Gruene.
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 Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call Rita at 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS ROTARY CLUB-EVENING meets 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, at the New Braunfels Smoke House.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS TOASTMASTERS meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Summit Center, 2405 Interstate 35 S. For information, call 620-6350.
SOCIAL SERVICES OF GUADALUPE VALLEY HOSPITAL offers free grief support groups at 5:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month at Guadalupe Valley Hospital, 1215 E. Court Street in Seguin. Sessions are free and confidential. Call (830) 4011-7348 for information.
Fourth-grader Lauren Burkhart, center, will represent Seele Elementary at the Texas Library Association conference April 3 in Houston. One student from each of the 10 TLA regions is selected to attend the luncheon where the author of the winning Texas Bluebonnet Award book is the keynote speaker. According to Seele Librarian Kathy Lamon Lauren, Burkhart was one of five students who read all 20 books on the Bluebonnet list. Others who read all 20 books were Larissa Ulbrich, Jack Rhoades, Samantha Allen and Kylie Blair (not pictured). The Texas Bluebonnet Award is designed to encourage children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination and identify their favorite books. Children who have read five or more books are eligible to vote in January for their favorite book. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award. The winning author this year is Ruth Sanderson, who wrote “The Golden Mare, the Firebird and the Magic Ring.”
AARP TAX-AIDE is providing free tax preparation and E-filing for basic tax returns from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Comal County Senior Center until April 15. Bring supporting paperwork and last year’s tax return.
THE GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETY meets today at the American Legion Post 35,4210 FM 482, New Braunfels. For information, contact Manfred Heymann 627-0811.
LA VERNIA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m., today, at Brahan Lodge. Call (830) 947-3194 for information.
NEW BRAUNFELS LODGE 1109 AF&AM has scheduled an open meeting at 7:30 p.m. today for presentation of the Lamar Award of Excellence in Education to two students and two teachers in the New Braunfels and Comal School District, at 1157 W. San Antonio Street. Call 609-6642 for information.
► Heads up
WEDNESDAY NEW BRAUNFELS INTERAGENCY COUNCIL meets at noon Wednesday at the New Braunfels Senior Citizen center. The program will be an open forum for members to discuss current program and client issues. Call 625-6291 for information.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS RETIRED
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION meets at 9:30 a m.
Wednesday in the NBISD Central Office Board Room, 430 W. Mill Street. Carol Edgett discusses “Emergency Planning for Comal County.” Call 609-2716 for information.
SKAT TOURNAMENT is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Post No. 35 in Solms. Last week’s winners at the Germania Bowling Club in Zuehl were Leroy Friesenhahn, Lester Wahl, James Stolte, Henry Rusch, Vernon Schultz and Kent Michaels.
AMERICAN RED CROSS presents “CPR Recertification” from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $25. Call the branch office at 608-9876.
TEXAS ARMED GUARD ASSOCIATION conducts a reunion Thursday through Saturday in Fredericksburg at the Sunday House Inn. Former guardsmen are to be remembered. Call 809-274-3762 for information.
SWT GREATER SAN MARCOS ALUMNI CHAPTER hosts lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Logan’s Roadhouse. Local golf pros Jen Back and Sandi Hamm to give pointers on your golf game. No reservations are required. Call 245-2371 for information.
A NOON BOOK REVIEW is scheduled Thursday at the New Braunfels Public Library. Jane Goodner will discuss “Song of Survival: Women Interned by Helen Cdjin.”
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Edwards Aquifer 693.3 ft. Comal River 442 cfs Canyon Dam Inflow 861 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
912.62 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
5.667 million gallons Well water
0.459 million gallons
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Mountain Cedar moderate
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between Feb. 28 and March 3:
Hortencia F. Carrillo, 20, New Braunfels, no driver's license, failure to appear/no driver's license Lana G. Claybrook, 39, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Sandra R Dennis, 45, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated.
Ramiro Esquivel, 51, New Braunfels, no safety belt, failure to appear
Maria I. Flores, 44, New Braunfels, aggravated assault with a deadly weaporyfamity member
Charles M Forsberg, 51, Canyon Lake, sexual assault, delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
Travis C. Fox, 19, Seguin, commitment/motion lo revoke probation/driving while intoxicated,
Gabriel Gomez, 30, New Braunfels, failure to appear/driving while license suspended.
J. Carmen Gonzalez Jr., 18, New Braunfels, public intoxication, possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance, penalty group 3.
Tony J. Greene, 24, New Braunfels, driving while license suspended.
Chad D. Griffin, 34, Jourdanton, commitment/driving while intoxicated.
Dianna L. Haines. 27, San Antonio, theft by check.
Damenion D. Jones, 24, San Marcos, no driver's license.
Jerry L. Laxon, 55, Canyon Lake, commitment/possession of marijuana
Juan J. Lopez, 46, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
Patricia L, Mayland, 40, Bulverde, motion to revoke probation/driving while
intoxicated, motion to revoke probatkxVcruelty to animals.
Amarentha R. McKesson, 23, Austin, commitment/motion to proceed with adjudication/possession of manjuana.
Curtis Q McWilliams III, 47, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated.
Anna P. Mitchell, 34, Canyon Lake, assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
Louis R. Paul, 57, Spring Branch, driving while intoxicated.
William E. Rodenberg, 21, San Marcos, theft by check between $20 and $500,
Brett L. Rogers, 32, Lytle, failure to appear, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no valid driver's license.
Jaime A. Rosiles, 42, New Braunfels, interfering with emergency communication.
Heather M. Ruiz, 25, New Braunfels, failure to appear/criminal trespass, failure
to appear/theft $50 to $500, motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance
Macario J. Sauceda, 24, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear, theft under $50.
Thomas J. Saunders, 36, Wimberley, speeding — 86 mph in a 60 mph zone.
Donald E. Seeger, 44, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated.
Laura M. Stevens, 38, Martindale. motion to revoke probation/theft by check between $20 and $500,
Michael B. Taylor, 41, Canyon Lake, cormxtment/morton to revoke probartorVdn-ving while license suspended.
Philip J. Walkovak III, 27. Canyon Lake, assault causing bodtfy injury to (amity member.
Daryl A. Wiseman. 30, La Vernia, public intoxication.