Brownsville The Herald (Newspaper) - January 10, 1996, Brownsville, Texas k h At y V turn out for water rights 11 falls to San 12 rate for the de cambio 1 dollar 7.35 1 7.35 de cambio 7.55 pesos 1 7.60 pesos 1 1996 The Brownsville All rights LISA MARIE GOMEZ Herald Staff seasonal viruses are attacking children in epidemic but it's been worse in past health officials said is called and the other is Respiratory Syncytial Virus of Rotavirus include diarrhea to 20 bowel movements a a low-grade and a listless illnesses primarily attack children under the age of 5, and both are airborne for an upper respiratory include a persistent high runny nose with a green mucous loss of and an overall listless are the most said Dr. a Brownsville had a patient from Mexico City who had 20 bowel movements in an eight-hour I sent him to the hospital because I thought it might have been but it turned out to be 10 percent of Gonzalez's patients are in her office with symptoms of Brownsville Medical four children are currently admitted for RSV and no patients for Regional Medical Center lias four children admitted for RSV and two with some patients are suffering from more than one such as Jorge a Brownsville said he sees at least one patient a day Page 10) seizes 9 tons of Six men were arraigned Tuesday on charges that they attempted to smuggle nearly 18,000 pounds of marijuana to unknown points in the United ' Officers with the Department of Public narcotics division confiscated 17,903 pounds of pot early Saturday at a house near The drugs were stashed in the home and in bales of hay in a nearby drugs were valued at Jose Luis of Gerardo of Abel of Tomas of Samuel of and Guadalupe of Edinburg were charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute but jobs at TONY VINDELL Herald Staff many as 145 full-time employees are expected to lose their jobs this year at the Norton Co. plant but the company has no intention of shutting down company officials announced to Norton workers here have been cutting and packaging abrasive paper products for commercial and industrial the company is how in the final phase of an ongoing project to convert its operations from abrasive to bonded such as grinding wheels for the metal fabricating such the Brownsville plant is to become the new headquarters for what the company calls its Thin Wheels the operation currently in Brownsville will be transferred to two other I. general manager with Norton's Brownsville said the reduction of the work force is the first significant downsizing the company has made since it opened here in 1965. is the result of the type of conversion we are making he said are going to use better and more automated equipment for the manufacture of grinding said the change of work will affect 145 of the company's 430 full-time The reduction in workers will take place during a six-month period starting this met with employees this morning and told them about our investment he told them we are converting our operations from a sandpaper plant to grinding said the plans to reduce the work force is. in no an indication that Norton is about to pull out of is a one-time adjustment we intend to make be are not divesting our Brownsville will continue to be a viable place for said that once the conversion is finalized Norton plants in Stephenville and will hire more workers later this decision to transfer Brownsville's coated abrasives operations to other Norton facilities has been difficult because of the effect on our employees and their he a Fortune 500 employs 22,500 people in 93 plants in the United States and GOP break off budget talks at least for cross country skier moves past a sculpture of a man teaching a boy to ride a bike at the Washington Harbour The East dug out slowly Tuesday from a big blizzard that closed offices and See related Page 10. President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders broke off budget talks adding a new element of doubt to their hunt for a compromise for eliminating the federal deficit by 2002 and cutting nearly two weeks of White House the two sides said their sessions would pause for a week or But they offered divergent interpretations of what the suspension bringing new confusion to a year-long battle between Republicans and the administration over paring the size of was telling reporters at a news final agreement is clearly within said the bargaining would halt until next Wednesday at the and said he had made a new offer to Republicans that narrowed their But he will require some additional steps to bridge the were less Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas and House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia said the talks would recess for seven to 10 104, No. 189 cloudy with highs In the lower 70s coast to the mid 70s Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 50s coast to the lower 50s Pedro a Don Pedro said on entering the hard We still have our palm trees and other fragile shatters peace in LIAM McDOWALL Associated Press Bosnia-Herzegovina A grenade blamed on Bosnian Serbs landed in Sarajevo's notorious Sniper Alley on tearing a hole in a streetcar and in Bosnia's tentative One man was killed and at least 19 people were attack was the worst cease-fire violation since an Oct. 12 truce by Bosnia's warring which signed a peace agreement Dec. 14. The White House announced Tuesday that President Clinton would travel to Bosnia this weekend to visit American peacekeeping troops who are part of the 60,000-member force enforcing peace attack may have been designed to test the resolve of troops that replaced U.N. forces in the Bosnian capital man and child ride a tram along the infamous It also marred modest celebrations marking the end of one of the few U.N. successes of the Bosnian war the longest aid airlift in Peter a for the Implementation or confirmed that the lethal grenade was Fired from a position above the central firing came from within a Bosnian Serb news denied Serbs were to It cited sources close to rebel leader Radovan soldiers traveling in a passing vehicle at the time escaped injury by sheer Their unarmored Humvee was hit by a fragment of the grenade as it NATO spokesman Maj. Simon Haselock said late 12-inch including the grenade's entire tail embedded itself in the left-hand front splash guard of the Haselock The vehicle was returned to He provided no other Vice President Ejup Ganic said the government expects swift and significant from is a test for Now is the time to Ganic said in a statement to Bosnian state Bosnian Croat federation New partition Sava Serb as of 11/22/95 Sava Tusa ' Sarajevo A rocket-propelled grenade slammed into a Sarajevo killing a Tuesday marked the end of the 31/2-year U.N. directed which was the only lifeline for the A U.S. soldier suffered minor head injuries when he lost control of an armored vehicle into a A U.S. shuttle mission is under way to stop clashes in J.