New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Saturday, October 15, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A_ BLACKOUT
CONTINUED FROM Page 1APower appeared to slowly return
Power appeared to be returning slowly to the capital. The blackout was not expected to affect Saturday's balloting as paper ballots were being used, not machines.
But the sabotage signaled the insurgents were looking to mar the referendum even amid a heavy countrywide clampdown by U.S. and Iraqi forces. However, there were no reports of suicide bombings or any major attacks, suggesting insurgents had been hampered by the security measures.MONEY
CONTINUED FROM Page 1ASearch could take up to a week
placed in the safe,” Wilson said. “It was checked out of the safe the next morning, but the bank never recorded it as received.”
Several other deposits were recorded were logged correctly the same day.
Wilson reported the loss to NBPD on Thursday.
Parks and Recreation Department Director Stacey Laird said her staff had made every attempt to
In the weeks leading up to the vote, Sunni-led insurgents have waged a campaign of violence that killed hundreds, hoping to scare Iraqis from voting on the constitution.
Rebels did, however, detonate a bomb Friday outside the Sunni Islamic Party’s office in central Baghdad, then set fire to the party’s main office in Fallujah. Nobody was injured in what were apparently symbolic attacks against that group’s recent decision to support the charter.
Saturday’s referendum, a key stop in Iraq’s passage to democratic rule that the U.S. hopes will pave the way for withdrawing foreign troops, takes place as American and Iraqi forces battle an enduring
Sunni-led insurgency in Baghdad and areas to the west and north.
“Besides Allah, we need this constitution to protect us,” said Rajha Abdul-Jabar, a 49-year-old Sunni Arab mother of five married to a Kurdish dentist. “I, my husband and our children will go and vote yes tomorrow,” she said in the small convenience store she runs.
Kurds, a sizable minority that is mainly Sunni, fully support the charter.
Jameel Safar, a 30-year-old Kurd in Baghdad, said the charter will safeguard Iraq’s unity, but later added: “The Kurds are entitled to everything. We have a right to our own nation like everyone else.”
“We really are at a loss as to where it could be. I don’t think there’s anything
suspicious going on, but we take it very seriously, which is why we reported it to the police. It is city funds, and it has to be accounted for.”
— Stacy Laird
On making attempt to find missing money
locate the bag.
“We really are at a loss as to where it could be,” she said. “I don’t think there’s anything suspicious going on, but we take it very seriously, which is why we reported it to the police. It is city funds, and it has to be accounted for.”
NBPD Lt. Mike Rust was not yet willing to call the situation a theft.
“It could be something completely different when we get to the bottom of it,” he said.
Wilson began going through the city’s 21-page September bank statement
Although there has been a lull so far this month in major insurgent attacks in Baghdad, the U.S. military has warned of an upsurge in violence to coincide with the vote.
Mahmoud al-Saaedi, an Electricity Ministry spokesman, said power lines were sabotaged between the northern towns of Kirkuk and Beiji leading to the Baghdad region. I Ie did not specify how insurgents damaged the lines, but militants in the past have used bombs to hit infrastructure.
Tens of thousands of Iraqi army troops and policemen, meanwhile, formed security rings around the nation’s estimated 6,000 polling stations and set up checkpoints on highways and inside cities.
Friday to see if the money showed up as part of another deposit.
“It could have been put into another bag by mistake,” he said. “All I know is the funds have not been located."
Wilson’s search could take up to a week.
Rust did not give a timeframe for his department’s investigation.CASE
CONTINUED FROM Page 1AParchman: Suarez could be back in area
Crime Stoppers board to double the reward this week.
Someone, Parchman said, probably helped Suarez escape police, and someone knows where he is. Parchman said Suarez could well be back in the area.
“We’ve had reports of sightings of him from here to the Mexico border," Parchman said. “We think he’s in town. Someone who knows that could collect a reward if they come forward."
Parchman said he hoped Suarez would come in, if for no other reason than for the sake of the victim’s family.
“I know the family of Diego Saenz needs to get some closure here,” Parchman said. “We need to do what we can to bring this case to a close.” i’archman noted that life on the run cannot be easy for Suarez.
“It must be difficult having to look over your shoulder all the time,” he said he would tell Suarez, if he could find him. “You need to come in and deal with this."
MURDER INVESTIGATION TIMELINE
■ Nov. 19, 2004: Diego Saenz, 22, and his 16-year-old brother were stabbed in an altercation at River Park Apartments. Saenz died at the scene. His brother was taken to a San Antonio hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released. Suspect Adrian Guerrero, 18, is arrested nearly 24 hours later.
■ Nov. 25, 2004: Flanked by his family, his minister and defense attorney Glen Peterson, Christopher Andrew Ortiz surrenders to police. Peterson declares his client "not guilty of murder" _______
■ Dec. 10, 2004: Court documents obtained by the Herald-Zeitung reveal a third suspect, Leroy Suarez, 22, is thought to have wielded the knife used in the attack.
■ March 2, 2005: Ortiz, Guerrero and Suarez are indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assault.
■ Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leroy Suarez is asked to call the New Braunfels Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 830-608-2185. Comal County Crime Stoppers, which is offering a reward, can be reached at 830-620-8477 or 800-640-8422.
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Hess: Festival an end of summer party
just north of New Braunfels. “We consider it an end-of-the-summer beach party, and it’s definitely that type of atmosphere. ’
Parking is onsite. Admission today is $10. Sunday admission is $5.
The party begins at IO a.m. with a cable wake-board competition. Local upstart Tom Fooshee will look to take on Josh Rice, 2005 World Games champion; and 2005 U.S. National Champion Rob Mapp.
“lom’s really, really moving up the ranks, and he’ll be a factor in both wake-board competitions, the cable as well as the boat,” Hess said. “Look for these three riders to push the rest of the pro field in the last cable wakeboard event of the year. Riders should have perfected their runs and even have a few new tricks that will be unveiled in the event.”
Saturday afternoon, the largest mini-motocross race ever run in Texas takes place beginning at 4:30.
Riders will come from as far away as Australia to compete in two pro divisions offering $10,000 in prize money. Top competitors include David Pingree, Jeff Gibson, Steve Halipain, Guy Cooper, Willy Browning and Hayden Franklin.
The moto will be followed by a fan favorite — the bikini contest at 8 p.m.
Sunday will be devoted to the boat wakeboard competition, which begins at 9 a.m.
Heart & Vascular
Institute of Texas
Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
1583 E. Common Suite 105 New Braunfels, TX (830)609-9058 Fax: (830)608-0512
Stephen C. Carey
M.D., PHD., F.A.C.C.
JUDAH Christian Center presents...
VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER TULSA
Sunday • October 16 • 10:30 a.m. Service
Praise & Worship Saturday • October 22 • 7:00pm Sunday • October 23 • 10:30am
1201 FM 2722 New Braunfels • 830-708-8328
Nursery: Infant to 5 years
Herald-Zeitung Holy Family Church
Proudly Invites You and Your Family to our
Community Resource & Health Fair
Holy Family Hall, 245 S. Hidalgo (& W. San Antonio St.), New Braunfels, TX
Satmday, October 15,2QQ5 from- 1:00 p,m, until 5sQQp.ni,
In Cooperation with McKenna HealthLink we present live & in person: GUESS WHO???
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FREE MEDICAL SCREENINGS Glucose/Diabetes • Bone Density • Blood Pressure • Cholesterol Hearing • Vision • Dental • Fingerprinting Shots (children -w/shot records)
SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY:
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Special Thanks To: Communities In Schools, Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen #1, SAC-N-PAC, New Braunfels & Canyon High Schools R.O.T.C Students/Cadets, N.B. Jr. High Cheerleaders, N.B.H.S Moneceras, Schlitterbahn Water Park and to our sponsors: H.E.B., Miller & Miller Insurance and First State Bank
For more info please contact: RAMON CHAPA, JR.,
Event Chairman (210) 365-5250 or [email protected]
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Take time to remember and honor our heros.
To those who have served and those who currently serve to protect our great nation.
On November ll, 2005 the Herald-Zeitung will publish a special section in observance of those currently serving in the military and the veterans that served before them.
Have your photos published of loved ones, friends, and neighbors along with their name, rank, duty station and branch of service.
Drop off your information at the Herald-Zeitung,
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November 2, 2005 is deadline for all photo ads.
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For more information call the classified department at 625-9144
2x3 - $30
625-9144 707 LANDA ST., New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Thank you for what you have done. We are lucky to have someone like you in our lives.
All of us who love you.
Congratulations to the local winners of the NFL/Pepsi
- Punt, Pass & Kick program!
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Beginning on the local level, this competition gives the participants the potential to advance to the national finals at an NFL playoff game in January! These fine athletes are competing today in Sectional Competitions in Kerrville. The top five first-place scorers in each age group will then advance to the Team Championships at Reliant Stadium in Houston in November!
Best of luck to our local winners!
Proudly hosted by your New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department
Check out all of our great programs for kids & adults at www.nbtexas.org/parks/ parkindex.html or call 608-2160 and request your free fall program guide!