New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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SUNDAY September 16, 2001
48 pages in 5 sections
Vol. 150 No. 265
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The recent news compiled by the Associated Press related to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks:
■ President Bush says U.S. troops will hunt down terrorists In a long, unrelenting war; cites desire by American people not only for revenge, but to end “barbaric behavior.”
■ By Saturday afternoon,
152 bodies are recovered from World Trade Center ruins, with 92 identified; the number of missing jumps to 4,972. Pentagon death toil is at 189.
■ Rescue efforts at World Trade Center turn wet and cold as temperatures plummet,
Only 20,000 tons of the skyscrapers’ estimated 1.25 million tons of debris have been removed so far.
■ Authorities say the first man arrested was associated with the brother of Osama bin Laden; he was the same person arrested Thursday at John F. Kennedy International Airport after showing a pilot's license issued to his brother.
■ Government says 25 people were arrested for immigration violations during investigation. None were yet charged.
■ The State Department warns governments will be isolated if they tolerate or assist terrorist groups. Pakistan
I agrees to tile full list of U.S. demands for a possible attack on neighboring Afghanistan.
■ International earners resume flights to the United States. Articles such as knives are banned; searches of passengers and luggage are intensified.
■ A drastic drop in air travel and bookings causes Continental Airlines to cut its flight schedule by 20 percent and furlough 12,000 employees — more than one fifth of its payroll.
■ The Boston airport where hijackers boarded reopens with officers in black SWAT uniforms and police dogs on patrol.
■ The New York Stock Exchange completes a successful test of its computer and communications systems, clearing the way for trading to resume Monday.
(Above) George and Tina Rosales work to trace 8-week-old Andres’ foot onto the banner New Braunfels City Council members set up Saturday morning at the Main Plaza. Gabbie, 11, and Eli, 6, also signed the banner that is to be sent to New York City. (Top of page) The banner, which was only displayed until 3 p.m Saturday, was completely filled with touching messages of hope.
Bush tells troops ‘
By Ron Fournier Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — President Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the deadliest attack on the nation. “Those who make war
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against the United States have chosen their own destruction,” he declared Saturday.
“We will smoke them out of their holes,” Bush said.
Banner will send city’s messages of support
“We’ll get them running and we’ll bring them to justice.” But first the nation had to mourn its dead. “This is indeed a sad occasion, one to be repeated thousands of times by our fellow citizens across the country,” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said at the memori
al service for Barbara Olson, wife of U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson.
She was among the 64 passengers and crew members on American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. Rescue workers searched with diminishing
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Nearly every car stopped for the police and firefighters stationed around New Braunfels’ Main Plaza.
One small boy sent his grandfather downtown to donate a coffee can full of change for the fund drive, which will benefit New York City firefighters, police officers and rescue workers.
Jacob Smith, 12, also donated. He had been saving up for a dirtbike.
“I brought my dirtbike money down here,” he said. ’This is more important than a dirtbike.”
Another man wrote a check for $500 and still others wrote message of hope, sympathy and love on a Texassized banner — all to show their support for the people in New York City.
Flags waved in the breeze at the Main Plaza as firefighters, police officers and members of the New Braunfels City Council collected money for the relief fund.
“We’re all firefighters,” Lloyd Hausman said as he took up his position at San Antonio Street. “We all feel the same. Its a brotherhood and no matter where it happens — here or across the country — a fireman is a fireman.”
New Braunfels organized the event to show the city’s support for the anguished victims in the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center.
“We wanted to show that the council’s united,” Councilwoman Juliet Watson said. “We can work together, for the good of the city and the good of the entire country.”
Councilwoman Debbie Flume arrived at the Plaza at 6 a.m. to decorate it with flags and to set up the banner. With firefighters holding boots instead of buckets, car after car stopped to give whatever money they could.
“Someone wrote a check for $500,” Flume said. “The
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River clean up event draws 900
By Ron Maloney
Ben Moyer, 13, partied on the Guadalupe River Saturday with about 900 “friends.”
They swam — a lot — caroused through the cypress trees and brush along the river banks for 20 miles from Farm-to-Market Road 306 to Interstate 35.
But Saturday wasn’t a regular summer river bash — it was the lith annual river Friends For Rivers season-
ending clean up.
And Moyer and the rest of Seguin Boy Scout Troop 107 went there, did that and got their T-shirts Saturday. The cleanup crew also included Girl Scouts and members of other youth groups.
This was Moyer’s second Guadalupe clean up. His first came when he lived in Corpus Christi. That year, he said, scouts came from as far away as Dallas, Houston and even Canada to participate in the clean up.
Moyer said he did it because it’s a good thing to do.
‘We’ve got to keep our environment clean,” he said.
Clean up crews gathered on Friday — the Boy Scouts camped at Double Rockin *R’ just outside Loop 337 — and camped overnight.
This year, they were broken into small teams and bussed out to specific areas of the river at IO a.m. Saturday.
CHRIS PACE/Herald-Zeitung Carl Mehner, John Nicholson, Joseph Arnold and Michael Baker of Boy Scout Troop 394 from Lake Jackson remove a recliner from the Guadalupe River Saturday during the annual river clean up.