New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. ISO, No. 266 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents
“All roads lead to ... Osama bin Laden and his location in Afghanistan. ”
— Colin Powell, Secretary of StateWanted: Dead or alivePresident Bush: U.S. will bring Osama bin Laden to justice
Markets plunge to three-year lowAnalysts not surprised
From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its lowest level since 1998 in the New York Stock Exchange’s first day of trading since the Sept. ll terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
When the closing bell rang at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, the Dow stood at 8920.7, below the March 22, 2001, low and the lowest mark since December 1998. The broader market also suffered with the Nasdaq falling 99.80, or 5.9 percent, to 1,595.50, a level not seen since October 1998.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the broadest measure of Wall Street, declined 48.39, or 4.4 percent, to 1,044.15.
But analysts anticipated the drop and local investment firms expressed no surprise at the day’s events.
“I think almost everyone anticipated a drop of 300-600 points,” James Dunks of HFS Securities said. “We hoped it would stabilize at 9,000, but we weren’t too far off that.”
In afternoon trading, the Dow fell 635.14, or 6.6 percent, to 8,920.7, dropping
Congressman Lamar Smith stops by the hand-made signs in front of Canyon High School on his way to Austin Monday afternoon.
Congressman makes ‘uneasy’ trip back to S.A.
By Amy Clarkson
Congressman Lamar Smith nervously boarded an airplane Sunday, the first time since terrorists hijacked four planes and used them as weapons in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
“What normally took five or six hours took nine yesterday,” he said Monday during a visit in New Braunfels. “Just Uke people in New Braunfels feel nervous during a long, hard rain, it was a Uttle scary.”
The flight to Dallas was about two-
thirds full, he reported. Thinking about another American Airlines flight was unavoidable, he said.
‘You had to think about the people who took those American Airline flights last week and wonder what they were going through,” he said. “I felt better when we landed in Dallas — out of Washington’s airspace. But that uneasiness is something people are going to feel for a while.”
Sporting a red, white and blue tie, Smith talked about the need to change federal law to make it easier for officials to capture and punish terrorists after the attacks on Washington, D.C. and New
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Eateries prepare for Taste of Town
By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer
For the past 15 years, the Children’s Museum of New Braunfels planned a fund-raiser to help with expenses of running the museum.
This year, the need is greater because of an unscheduled move from the New Braunfels Marketplace.
Event Chairwoman Vickie Morris said about 24 restaurants would participate in today’s ‘Taste of the Tbwn,” starting at 6 p.m. at Wursthalle.
“We’re going to have Two rIbns of
Steel playing,” she said. “We’re very excited about this event.”
Morris urged residents to buy tickets immediately. Organizers printed 1,500 tickets in honor of the 15th anniversary, and the event is nearly sold out.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, the Children’s Museum and China n Things.
The silent auction is sure to get plenty of attention, Morris said. One of the auction items is a new Ford truck, given by Bluebonnet Motors.
York City. Smith said he believed Congress needed to change federal laws on wiretapping and address border security, immigration and customs issues.
“It’s easier, right now, to get a wire tap for a drug dealer than it is for a terrorist,” he said. “This attack was planned for years; it was executed with precision. Hundreds of people were involved. We have a lot of work to do in Congress.”
As chairman of the crime subcommittee of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Smith will get the first look at the White House’s plans to change
Claudia Frazier, Frances Soechting and Terry Buck work out details for donated bid items at Wursthalle for tonight’s Taste of the Town.
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nvestigators step up search for terrorists
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Hundreds marched to the steps of the state capitol Sunday afternoon as part of Diez y Sies celebrations. Noting Tuesday’s terrorism, speakers asked that this tragedy bring people of all colors together in a united effort, casting aside racial bias for peace and unity. Signs in Spanish and English called for an end to terrorism.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush said he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive” and warned Monday of American casualties in the gathering war on terrorism.
“We will win the war and there will be costs,” the president said in a midday visit to the wounded Pentagon, where military planners were readying call-up orders for 35,000 reservists.
He said he was confident the armed forces were prepared to “defend freedom at any cost.”
“All roads lead to ... Osama bin Laden and his location in Afghanistan,” said Secretary of State Colin Powell, overseeing the diplomatic effort to persuade
Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia to turn over bin Laden.
The Muslim fundamental-ist group has given bin Laden sanctuary in
Afghanistan since 1996.
The FBI stepped up its search for possible collaborators in the Sept. ll terrorist attacks, detaining 49 people for questioning and casting a global dragnet for as many as 200 others.
Attorney General John Ashcroft asked Congress to pass sweeping new anti-terrorism measures by week’s end to assist the inquiry while assigning numerous federal agents to provide security aboard commercial
President Bush hammers his fist on the table as he demands justice for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
“Associates of the hijackers that have ties to terrorist organizations may be a continuing presence in the United States,” the nation’s top law enforcement officer warned.
The effort to find those suspects intensified as the FBI doubled the number of people it has detained for questioning or on immigration violations from 25 on Saturday to 49 on Monday. In addition, a list being provided to U.S. and global police of people they wanted detained grew to nearly 200, officials said.
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