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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels WEDNESDAY September 19, 2001 16 pages in 2 sectionsHerald-Zeitung Rf'.-,...IJkM:.'.'..$...... ' v ..... Vol. 150, No. 267 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Afghan clerics discuss extraditing bin Laden Bush employs ‘carrot-and-stick’ approach to coalition buildingBy David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Bush encouraged Americans to take heart Tuesday in their rush to give aid and comfort after the terrorist attacks one week earlier. Bush marked the one-week anniversary of the deadliest terror ist attack on the United States by leading the nation in a moment of silence and encouraging Americans to find solace in people’s spirited response to the crises. “Out of our tears and sadness, we saw the best of America,” Bush told a Rose Garden ceremony honoring rescue workers and announcing a Web site to coordinate dona tions. “We saw a great country rise up to help.” Earlier, on a calm and sunny morning much like the one swallowed in death and chaos a week before, he joined 300 White House employees on the South Lawn to observe a moment of silence. In Afghanistan, hundreds of clerics gathered in the capital of Kabul to discuss conditions for possibly extraditing Osama bin Laden to a country other than the United States. The Bush administration considers bin Laden the prime suspect in the attacks. Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers BIN LADEN vowed to wage a holy war against America if U.S. forces launch an assault to punish them for sheltering the exiled Saudi dissident. But Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the administration still “intends to take this attack to the terrorists.” And he made clear that countries supporting terrorists are not exempt from U.S. attack. “The terrorists do not function in See EXTRADITING/7 A Computer vims strikes thousands through Internet From Staff and Wire Reports Comal County’s computer network was one of thousands nationwide attacked by a virus Tuesday. John Dumas, director of information services for Comal County, said the county’s Web site, computer system and e-mail systems were shut down. Officials worked to determine just what the virus, called ‘W32 Nimda,” is — and how to combat it. “It’s propagating like wildfire,” Dumas said. ‘It isn’t just us — its everyone.” Dumas said that in many cases, as happened with Comal County, Internet service providers and gatekeepers did not detect “Nimda” and passed it on to their clients. Dumas recommended disconnecting from the Internet until the nature of the virus is determined and the way to combat it is devised. By mid-afternoon Tuesday, the Associated Press reported tens of thousands of computers nationwide were affected. Attorney General John Ashcroft warned computer users that “Nimda” could slow the global network worse than the “Code Red” worm that struck earlier this summer. Ashcroft dismissed the idea that Nimda is related to the attacks in New York and Washington. On security e-mail lists, system administrators nationwide reported unprecedented activity related to the worm, which tries to break into Microsoft’s Internet Information Services software. That software is typically found on computers running Microsoft Windows NT or 2000. Most home users, including those running Windows 95, 98 or ME, are not affected. In addition to direct Internet attacks, the worm also can travel via e-mail. The e-mail message is typically blank and contains an attachment called “README.EXE.” Mayor questions area’s participation in lawsuit By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer Despite the threat of legal action, New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams said the city plans to continue the final vote on annexation Monday night for most of the areas under consideration this year. Williams questions if the Northwoods subdivision can legally participate in a lawsuit against annexation. “Northwoods can’t enter in the lawsuit,” he said. “That part’s over. Harvey Haas and Steve Schulz can’t bind their entire neighborhood. They’ve been dropped from the issue.” Hunter’s Creek Owners Association filed a temporary restraining order to prohibit the city from voting on the second reading of an ordi-Scorecard Areas considered for annexation: ■ Northwoods; ■ Alves Lane/Barbarosa Road; ■ Stonegate; ■ Southbank; ■ Schmucks Road/Engel Road. ■ Hunter Road/Orion Drive; ■ Klein Road and FM 1044; and ■ Hunter's Creek nance to annex the subdiv: sion. Harvey Haas, a spokespei son for Northwoods, said th neighborhood hasn’t droppe See LAWSUIT/7/ Recipe for success K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Angie Gilstrap and Tueday Covington stop by the Huisache Grill booth at Taste of the Town. Huisache Grill won the award for best first course. Italian restaurants take top honors at annual Taste of the Town By Ron MaloneyStaff Writer Here’s a recipe. Just imagine an “all you can eat” buffet of the finest food available. Throw in beer, wine, Italian sodas or other soft drinks. Add five entertainment, a historic place steeped in local tradition, a few hundred good friends and a good cause, throw in a silent auction, stir it all up and...voila. Its the 15th Annual Taste of the Tbwn, the annual benefit for the Children’s Museum of New Braunfels, conducted Tuesday night in Wursthalle. And by the time all the awards were in, Tuesday proved to be Italian night at Wursthalle. A pair of popular local Italian eateries took home the majority of the hardware. Johnny Carino’s out on Loop 337 at East Common Street took the best overall award. Giovani’s on the Main Plaza took best first course and best booth. Huisache Grill won the award for best main course and New Braunfels smokehouse took the prize for best dessert. The food offered at the Taste of the Town was straight off the menus of the city’s finest and most popular restaurants. In all, 24 New Braunfels food establishments and the San Marcos River Pub & Grill participated this year — up from the 19 who braved last year’s rain for the event. The single out-of-towner didn’t bring home any hardware, but manager Kevin Carswell said the River Pub & Grill wasn’t there for prizes. “We enjoy doing this because the Children’s Museum is a good cause,” Carswell said. He hadn’t heard there would be a contest. The pub offered its spicy chicken tortilla soup and shrimp, among other dishes. Will Hardeman and the crew from Johnny Carino’s didn’t win any individual prizes, but brought home the overall award for the best taste of the night. The way the contest worked was those who attended sampled food See TASTE/7A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Andrea and 2-1/2-year-old Madeleine Kelly wait in line at Taste of the Town to pick up their silent auction items Tuesday night. NBISD board president disappointed by remarks By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees President Biff Big-gadike said Tuesday night City Council member Debbie Flume was “misinformed” in remarks she made about a proposed post-secondary education center. Biggadike expressed sadness shortly before the NBISD board meeting at remarks he said Flume made at a recent city council meeting and in a story that ran in Tuesday’s Herald-Zeitung. Biggadike was responding to Flume’s statements at the Sept. IO City Council meeting See REMARKS/5A Inside Abby...............................5    A Classifieds.......................4-6B Comics..............................2B Crossword........................5A Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies.................................5A Obituaries...........................3A Sports...........................8-10A Today.................................2A www.herald-zeltung.coni Key Code 76 Court upholds Hartwig murder conviction By Ron Maloney Staff Writer AUSTIN — An appeals court last Thursday upheld Adele Hart wig’s conviction for murdering her husband. The ruling, issued Sept. 13 by Justice Lee Yeakel in the Tfexas Third District Court of Appeals affirmed Hartwig’s life sentence in state prison. Hartwig, 64, was convicted in a weeklong trial before 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robison on Aug. 30, 2000 for capital murder in connection with the death of her husband, Harold Hartwig. Hartwig died in a May 4,1999 fire that destroyed his home. Adele Hartwig’s right to appeal is guaranteed under Texas law. Any future appeals win be discretionary, which means the Court of Criminal Appeals must approve them. Locally, District Attorney Dib Waldrip said Tuesday he was pleased with the ruling. “It should be comforting to the victim’s family to know that the book on this chapter of their lives is closed, and this is one step closer to finality,” he said. See HARTWIG/7A HARTWIG ;