New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 150 No. 271Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852
Allies step up to aid U.S.Major developments
By Calvin Woodward
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — President Bush consulted at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as the United States mustered a military assault on terrorism. Americans returned to their weekend games in a semblance of normalcy, but now their stadiums were no-fly zones.
It was the last day that AmericansPentagon calls more reservists/11 A Bleak week for stocks/11 A
flew their flags at half-staff. Bush planned to raise the flag high at Camp David on Sunday, symbolically ending a period of national mourning that no ceremony could hope to set aside.
More pieces fell into place for the war planning and coalition building, with
America’s Middle East allies stepping up in measured ways to support the gathering operation to uproot Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network. The United Arab Emirates cut ties with the Taliban, and NATO-ally Turkey said it would let American warplanes use its air space and airports.
But Bush also had to contend with fears that pieces of the U.S. economy areSee STEP U P/5 A
The recent news compiled by the Associated Press related to Sept 11’s terrorist attacks:
■ Taliban forces shoot down unmanned spy plane in northern Afghanistan, but it isn’t immediately dear to what country the aircraft belonged.
■ United Arab Emirates cute diplomatic relations with Taliban for refusing to surrender suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.
■ President Bush meets with advisers at Camp David as Pentagon orders ships and planes to Middle East.
■ In New York, hundreds of residents return home to Battery Park City, near World Trade Center ruins. Mayoral candidates resume cam-
■ Number of missing at Trade Center remains 6,333, confirmed dead at 252. Death toll at Pentagon stands at 189. Pennsylvania crash killed 44.
College plans have one more test to pass
By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer
Approval from the New Braunfels City Council is the last step in sending in a preapplication for federal grant money to build community college facilities in the area.
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce plans to present its idea for creating a post-secondary educational facility at the municipal airport Monday night. The proposal includes Guadalupe and Comal County and has already been approved by several boards.
“We’ve gotten unanimous support everywhere we’ve been,” Chamber President Michael Meek said. “We’ve asked the Seguin City Council and the Seguin 4A Board and they’ve committed to it. The New Braunfels Airport
Advisory Board and 4B Board approved it as well. This is just the next step.” The chamber started working on the idea of a community college facility following a study that pointed out both employers and residents needed job skill
and adult basic education classes.
The Chamber prsented the study to various colleges, and the Alamo Community College District agreed to develop a curriculum for the project.
“The curriculum and facilities study is in place,” Meek
Annexation comes down to final vote
By Amy Clarkson
After months of heated debate that included a lawsuit and temporary restraining order, the New Braunfels City Council plans to vote for the last time on most of the areas under consideration for annexation into the city limits.
If approved, the areas will increase the city’s boundaries by 669 homes in subdivisions around the city’s limits.
ROAM shoppers stroll through the covered aisles Saturday in search of treasures, bargains and everything Americana Saturday before the rains fell.
K. JESSIE SLATE N/Heraid-Zeitung
Council will also vote on the second reading of the annexation ordinance for Area Two, which includes Hunter’s Creek, the Gardens of Hunter’s Creek and Orion Drive. Hunter’s Creek Owners Association filed a restraining order and lawsuit before the second reading of the ordinance. The restraining order prohibited council from continuing a vote on the area. A judge refused to grant an See ANNEXATION/5A
By Ron Maloney
The New Braunfels businessman who said he was ordered off an airliner Monday because he looks Arabic has donated $5,000 to help victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
Ashraf Khan, owner of the Cingular Wireless store in the Courtyard Shopping Center, gave a $5,000 check to KMOL TV-4 reporter Melanie O’Connor Friday afternoon.
The money will go into the News4 San Antonio/ News Radio WOAI victims’ relief fund.
Khan said he wants the money to go to families of victims, firefighters and police officers who died trying to help them escape the collapse of the trade center.
On Thursday, Khan expressed his anguish and sorrow for the victims of the terrorist attacks — just days after he said a Delta pilot refused to fly him out of San Antonio International Airport so he could attend his brother’s wedding in Pakistan.
Thursday evening, Ashraf Khan decided he had to do something to help.
‘I have to — Everybody has to. Th be an American living in this country, you must,” Khan said. “Ta make money over here, you have to spend money here.”
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Comal County 2001 Rodeo Court (from left) Queen Amanda Owens, Princess Jayme Caven and Duchess Andrea Haese collect their crowns and flowers Saturday evening while friends and family gather around at the County Fair Grounds. The 108th annual Comal County Fair and Rodeo kicks off its five-day run on Wednesday. For a list of schedules and events, see the Leisure guide in today’s Herald-Zeitung.
Thousands on hand for ROAM’s grand opening
By Ron Maloney
Lisa Cowherd of San Antonio makes the same type of flannel baby blankets her great-grandmother did decades ago.
The materials list includes something not seen in clothing manufactured today: “a lot of love.”
About a year ago, Cowherd started selling the blankets,
hand-sewn baby bedding and other items both hand-crafted and boutique, from her home.
This past weekend, she opened her first store.
Cowherd began selling her products in a space she designed and decorated herself at the ROAM Open Air Market south of New Braunfels on Interstate 35. More See OPENINGS
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