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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD 10 TUESDAY October 2001 12 pages in 2 sections t VfM M UNG vr 285 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents strikes continue Major Events President Bush installed for mer Pennsylvania Tom Ridge as head of a new Office of Homeland Pentagon says 31 Afghan tar gets hit in first wave more attacks under The United States has formally notified the Security Council that counterterror ism attacks may be extended beyond Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday that thou sands of law enforcement agen businesses and utilities had been warned to stay on high alert while we win this war on The gov ernment speeds new technologies to detect biological and chemical Nine of 10 Americans support the according to Four of five in the ABCPost poll said they strongly sup port Department of Defense photo An Hornet is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 in a strike against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on At Americans prepare for terrorist attacks BY CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The Unit ed States uncoiled a second nights aerial strike against military and terrorist targets inside Afghanistan on Monday as President Bush vowed to bring evildoers to Attor ney General John Ashcroft warned every American to be vigilant against the threat of more attacks on A second case of anthrax exposure drew FBI scrutiny in where a 63yearold year old man died of the disease this past It is the source of said White House spokesman Ari With American bombs dropping on targets Ashcroft outlined a long list of by the gov ernment to guard against the threat RIDGE of further terrorist includ ing steppedup security at nuclear facilities and power At the same former Pennsylvania Tom Ridgereported for dxvty as the first director of the Office of Home land Strikes are continuing as we said Air Force Richard chairman of the Joint Chiefs of He said the fresh bombard ment bombs delivered by 20 war planes as well as cruise missiles alliance strikes back KYRGYZSTAN Missiles and warplanes filled the Afghan sky Sunday evening CHINA in a attachon Taliban and alQaida in at least four The Afghan northern alliance launched an attack on Taliban forces near TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN O TAJIKISTAN stl Termez Mazare Sharif Explosions heard near f a bin Laden training camp s Areas controlled by the northern alliance Reports of bombing near airport AFGHANISTA Farah Kandahar Taliban military airport and al Qaida housing Quetta PA KI STAN SOURCES ESR1 Associated Press Department of Defense photo A Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea CG 58 in a strike against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Council annexes Area Two BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Considering all that had gone on the final New Brnunfcls city council vote on the 2001 annexation was relatively The summers long and contentious annexation culminated in Mondays 43 decision to incorporate Area Two Hunters Gardens of Hunters Creek and the Orion Councilmembers Juliet Robert Kendrick and Deb bie Flume voted against the The decision left some council members looking back with regret on the way the annexation process was They also looked ahead for ways to mitigate grievances in future annexation proceed Much of the debate had to do with the extent to which water and wastewater services would be provided to newly annexed Previous council votes on Area Two were delayed when the Hunters Creek Home owners Association filed a restraining order with the 207th District The group alleged that the citys 13 deci sion to delete wastewater sexvices from the annexation service plan was Mayor Stoney a member of the New Braunfels Utilities board of direc said during the 13 session that the municipal utility was a separate enti ty and therefore not controlled by the coun a section of city charter requires council approval for construction of public During Mondays Kendrick asked to what extent NBLTs practice of selling water to nonannexed subdivisions northeast of such as River Forest and River Chase Unit should be direct ed by the NBU is encouraging urban sprawl through the sale of our limited water sup and I wonder if thats in our best inter Kendrick Flume asked NBU officials why residents should subsidize through electrical rates the extension of water lines to outlying In she expressed concern that providing water lines but not sewer lines would create another annexation nightmare similar to that encountered by Hunters Creek resi NBU general manager Paula DiFonzo Were looking at our ability to secure wastewater lines to the areas in but if these folks in the northeast areas of town are ever annexed they have agreed to come into the city without the require ment of waste water They will accept annexation but wont fight the city on The residents in the outlying areas also pay a higher rate for NBU electrical ser vices than Now Braunfels she NBU Board member Guadalupe Castil lo said selling water to residents in the extraterritorial jurisdiction was not a new Weve provided water services outside of the he The addition of Area Two on the citys northwest side moans that a total of near ly square miles have been effectively added during the past two council ses an objective of the 2001 annexation See INSIDE Key Code 76 Mend Davis went to Balonis apartment twice BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY Two women told jurors Monday they believed Jack Warren Davis went into the apartment of Kathie Balonis at least twice the night Balonis was mur dered in Marci French and Shelly old friends and former college room were among witnesses testi fying Monday in Davis second mur der The presided over by 22nd Judicial District Judge Charles began 1 with jury selec Flynn told the five woman jury that she was visiting New Braunfels from Idaho for Thanksgiving on 1989 the night a 24yearold ele mentary school was stran sexually assaulted and was arrested early the morning after Balonis was He was tried and convicted in 1990 and sentenced to life in but that conviction was overturned two years later amid an allegation of miscon duct by thenDistrict Attorney Bill Flynn testified that her thcm 20numthold son and her parents were in Frenchs apartment on Flynn was facing a win dow that opened onto the balcony fronting the second floor and the windows shade was partial ly she About she saw someone walk across the balcony from the direction of Balonis apartment next but all she saw at that time was an she She said she expected whomever it was to knock because it was difficult to continue past the The neighbor on the other side had obstructed the balcony with plants and 1 thought it was odd somoone would take that path because of the Flynn Its not the way 1 would have Flynns knowing their See ;