New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, September 18, 2001 — HERALD-ZEITUNG — Page 3ABorder countries react to U.S. threat
Having sheltered suspected terrorist organizer Osama bin Laden since 1996, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban have become a likely target of U.S. retaliation for last week’s terror attacks. Some surrounding countries have aligned themselves with the United States, with varying degrees of committment, while others have refused to contribute in any way to U.S. aggression.
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
These former Soviet republics are influenced by Russia and are unlikley to take part in strike or allow U.S. forces to use territory.
Said Sunday it will not allow Western nations to launch attacks on Afghanistan from its territory. Tajikistan is heavily influenced by Russia.
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Mueller confirmed that several secret material witness warrants have been issued for the arrest of people who are believed to have relevant information about Tuesday’s terror.
He declined to provide esti-mates or names, saying courts have sealed the information. The Justice Department previously confirmed two people were arrested on such warrants.
But no one has directly been charged with crimes related to the attacks seven days ago.
Mueller said law enforcement did not have any advance indications about the suicide hijackings that struck the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. “There were no warning signs that I’m aware of that would indicate this type of operation in the country,” he said.
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FBI agents pressed to learn whether any of those already in custody may have assisted the hijackings, were thwarted in their own efforts to hijack other planes or planned to carry out other attacks against Americans.
Among those being detained were two men who left on a plane from Newark, N.J., around the time of the attacks, and then took an Amtrak train to Texas from St. Louis, Mo., after their plane was grounded.
Ayub Ali Khan, 51, and Mohammed J a weed Azmath, 47, were removed from an Amtrak train during a routine drug search Wednesday night. No drugs were found, but the men had box-cutting knives and about $5,000 in cash, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Hijackers in Tuesday’s
attacks used knives and box cutters to commandeer the four airliners last Tuesday.
The FBI was aggressively questioning their acquaintances in New Jersey, where at least 13 people were being detained, officials said.
The two men have been flown by authorities to New York, as was another man who had been held in Minnesota, officials said. Zacarias Moussaoui was detained Aug. 17 on immigration concerns after he aroused suspicions by seeking to buy time on a flight simulator for jetliners at a Minnesota flight school, law enforcement officials said.
Among those being monitored is a Muslim cleric who previously was questioned by prosecutors in the 1990s embassy bombings case linked to bin Laden, considered the prime suspect.
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its border with Afghanistan, fearing to retaliate, which could include deployment intelligence information
refugees from a U.S. strike. United of international troops in Pakistan and the about Islamic
States is considering whether to use of Pakistani airspace. Would not extremists in Pakistan
ask Iran for help. participate in an attack on Afghanistan. and Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: A history of resistance
Independence from Britain.
British intercedes to establish General Nadir Shah on the throne after brigands seize Kabul.
First Marxist party formed, People’s Democtratic Party of Afghanistan.
Soviet troops invade to fight Muslim rebels threatening communist government. Identified as major supplier of heroin to Western Europe.
Communist President Najibullah resigns as guerrilla forces advance. Guerrilla leader Burhanuddin Rabbani becomes president after clashes between moderate and Islamic fundamentalist forces.
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Taliban, an insurgent Islamic fundamentalist faction, captures Kabul and sets up a government.
Najibullah is executed. Taliban empowers Islamic religious police to enforce codes of dress and behavior particularly restrictive to women.
Killing of several Iranian diplomats during Taliban takeover heightens tensions with Iran.
U.S. cruise missiles strick Kabul hitting facilities the U.S. alleges were terrorist training camps run by Osama bin Laden.
below 9,000 for the first time since December 1998. Nearly all of its 30 components posted big losses.
Dunks said the important thing was that the stock exchange opened and could handle the heavy volume of trading with few problems. The New York Stock Exchange, just blocks from the World Trade Center, closed for four days as crews worked to replace telephone lines and computer equipment.
It was the longest exchange closing since 1933.
“This is our first chance to react since the incidents happened,” Dunks said. ‘Tm happy that the system works, we filled orders and now we’ll focus on finding the good buys that are out there.”
The market opened with two minutes of silence for the victims of this past week’s
Trinidad B. Castillo, of New Braunfels, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, at the age of 83.
He formerly worked at Mission Valley Mills. Trinidad is survived by his wife, Paula B. Castillo of New Braunfels; four daughters, Mary Esther Raigosa and husband Ray of Austin, Maria Augustina Castillo of San Antonio and Lucy Rodriguez and Esdula Gutierrez of Uvalde; two sisters, Nieves Reyes of Houston
and Martina Solis of San Antonio; two brothers, Jimmy (Santiago) Zuniga of New Braunfels and Juan Gonzales of San Antonio; and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A sister, Josefina Mesa, and two brothers, Margarito Castillo and Eustacio Zuniga, preceded Mr. Castillo in death.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Zoeller Funeral Home
Chapel. Everyone will meet at IO a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church for the Mass of the Christian burial to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no procession from Zoeller Funeral Home to the church. Interment will follow immediately at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels.
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Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Alice Mae Schwab, of New Braunfels. She passed away at Colonial Manor Care Center on Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at the age of 64.
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Merle Emil Roemer, age 89, of New Braunfels, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001. Merle was a retired pipefitter and a member of Pipefitter;s Local Union No. 211 of Houston.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Lee Roemer of New Braunfels; his step-daughter Saundra Gayle McAlister of Houston; two sisters, Vester Rutledge of Austin and Lillian Fisher of Elgin; three
grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Merle was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Roemer and Erwin Roemer.
Visitation for Mr. Roemer will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Somerville officiating.
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Leif Kett Brumfield, age 23, of New Braunfels, passed away on Sept. 15, 2001, in Lampasas County, Texas. He was the son of Douglas
Wayne Brumfield and Susan Carol Winnett.
Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home.
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attacks. Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Gov. George E. Pataki participated in the opening bell of the stock exchange.
Trading was extremely busy, shown by heavy volume, which topped I billion at noon — three hours earlier than usual.
But the selling could have been even stronger, analysts said Monday afternoon. The ratio of stocks that declined to those that advanced was about 5 to I, typical of the Wall Street’s recent sell-offs.
Airline companies took the biggest hit on the market today, Dunks said.
The Federal Reserve tried to hold off a selling panic before the markets opened Monday, issuing a half-point drop in interest rates. Dunks said it was hard to tell whether the strategy worked.
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One People, One Grief
5:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 18, 2001
New Braunfels High School Unicorn Stadium
Gather with us as we address issues of grief, living with uncertainty, and our hope for the future
Invocation by Rev. Tom Martinez,
First Presbyterian Church
Honor Guard presentation by the Sons of the American Revolution
Patriotic songs led by Peaches Kelly
Keynote speeches by Dr. Jim Kern,
The Hon. Bob Krueger and NB Fire Chief Jack Collier
Presentations by the Student Body President of New Braunfels High School and the Student Council President of Canyon High School
Bereavement discussion by Elaine Craig, Bereavement Coordinator for Hope Hoapice
A visit from a signer of the Declaration of Independence
Counselors will be available following the program.
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