New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 8, 1991, Page 4

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Money pours in for family drive DALLAS (AP) — Military chaplains are helping to coordinate a fundraising drive for families of soldiers involved in Operation Desert Storm. The special fund will give grants and no-interest loans to families that need help meeting their financial obligations. Former Green Beret Sam Boyd announced Monday that he wanted to raise $1 million. By Thursday, the fund stood at $250,000, he said. “The phones lit up like a Christmas tree after the story aired,” said Boyd, who challenged citizens to “put your money where your ribbons are” to help returning service personnel and their families. “We are real pleased and excited with the response we’ve had. We’ve actually had unemployed individuals send us $20 and $30, along with a note apologizing that they couldn’t do more,” said Boyd. Boyd said $100,000 came in Monday for the program, which is being coordinated through the 95 military Anyone wishing to donate to Support Aid for Family Emergencies (SAFE) can call 214-760-2400. Desert Storm families needing financial aid can call 214-376-4375. chaplains in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, hi the next two days, an additional $150,000 was contributed, Boyd said. “We’ve reached 25 percent of our goal, and we’re getting great response from individuals, but we need corporate America to gird up their loans and do what they need to do,” Boyd said. “We know there are procedures, and various other problems that have to be resolved, but wars are not convenient, and sometimes we just have to make a way to do what has to be done,” Boyd said. “Families, in some cases, are losing literally thousands of dollars a month since their spouse had to go into the service, and others have lost half their income. They are going to be in substantial debt when that person returns, and there is no government program to help them with that debt,” Boyd said. "We feel we can relieve the fairly significant stress that most of these families are experiencing right now.” Corporate sponsorships are being solicited for a military ball scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at a Dallas hotel. Revenue from tickets sold will go to the Desert Storm relief effort. Anyone wishing to donate to Support Aid for Family Emergencies (SAFE) can call 214-760-2400. Desert Storm families needing financial aid can call 214-376-4375. Paddling along The city 's Parks and Recreation Department this year has taken over the paddleboat concession at Landa Park. The city bought new boats and the boathouse opened recently, allowing visitors to the area a different view of the historic park. (Photo by Erik Karlsson) Facing cleanup mess tarnishes first burst of euphoria in Kuwait KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The daunting task of cleaning Alp after a seven-month occupation that devastated Kuwait City is deflating the initial liberation euphoria, Kuwaitis have said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a $45 )nillion 90-day push to restore essential services such as electricity and water, as well as repair roads and airports. But for individual Kuwaitis, resuming normal lives and going back to work means facing the orgy of destruction wrought by Iraqi troops. Government buildings were particularly hard-hit by the occupation, which ended when allied forces swept into the emirate a week ago and Iraqi troops fled. Kuwaitis loudly celebrated their freedom, embracing allied soldiers. But that initial sentiment has begun to give way to despair. “When you think where we were and see the destruction, you regret all the lost years,” said AH Al-Khiyat, 32, an announcer on Radio Kuwait. “It’s years of our lives wasted. ... How many years is it going to take us to rebuild?” The same thoughts were echoed across town by AU Al-Abdullah, who as the city’s chief engineer was busy inspecting roads, bridges and sewer plants. “The city looks rotten, deserted. ... It’s very depressing,” he said. Most Kuwaitis don’t venture out after dark, much less after the 10:30 p.m. curfew imposed under martial law. The lack of electricity in the city makes navigating the roads at night a frightening task. The U.S. Army Corps is bringing in generators to get street lighting going, since it will probably be two more weeks before power is restored to the city, officials have said. But repairing government buildings is the single biggest task facing the 200-member Corps unit, said its spokesman Jim Parker. Many official facilities were burned, and the utilities are crammed with unexploded munitions. The Iraqis wired plants to destroy them but many of the munitions didn’t explode in the Iraqis’ rush to get out of town as allied forces approached. ALLERGY SUFFERERS!! DO YOU HAVE A RUNNY NOSE IN THE SPRINGTIME OR YEAR-ROUND? If so, we need volunteers with runny nose or other symptoms to participate in the study of an investigational drug. Skin tests, physician monitoring, and lab tests provided at no charge. Qualified subjects will also be compensated $100-$ 175. If interested, please call: 629-9036 CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH 705-A Landa New Braunfels •I, A#.    JA jai*    Al Fort Bliss troops expected today, Patriot crews among those returning FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — It’s the news this town’s been waiting for. The first of more than 10,000 soldiers sent to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Storm were scheduled to come home today. The Pentagon said Thursday that 300 soldiers from the lith Air Defense Artillery were scheduled to arrive at Biggs Army Airfield at 4:51 p.m. MST. International news media were to be in town for the homecomings, radio stations planned to broadcast live and post officials are expected a huge turnout. * “I hope (it will be) a flag-waving, exciting demonstration of how glad everyone is that they’re coming home and that they came home as heroes,” ^lean Offutt, post spokeswoman, said. “I expect that there will be a lot of emotion from the families and a lot from the community, because Fort Bliss means a lot to the civilian community.” ! Among the returning troops will be Patriot crew man hers, who basked in jhe success of the weapon that blasted 4raqi Scud missiles. Back home, the Soldiers have been nicknamed PScudbusters.” * Meanwhile, preparations were being made at Fort Hood for the arrival of 900 soldiers, possibly on Saturday. Seven hundred members of the 1st Cavalry Division and 200 members of the 2nd Armored Division were tentatively scheduled to arrive Saturday at Robert Gray Army Airfield. > Also expected this weekend are about 350 members of the 217th Evacuation Hospital who will arrive at I Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, ;said Capt Julie Madden. About 250 •pf those soldiers are from San ! Antonio. I Banners and American flags ; already were going up at Biggs and around El Paso in anticipauon of the Itroops’ arrival. The soldiers were to arrive on a 'Boeing 747 to the patriotic tunes of the 62nd Army Band, a patriotic show from a Fort Bliss troupe and the joyous cheers of families, friends and supporters. “I know that my husband is probably — there’s a 99 percent chance he’s on that plane coming in, but we won’t know for sure until this afternoon,” said Diane Valencia, support group leader for the 507th, an element of the I lib ADA. Mrs Valencia said her teen-agers planned to greet their father, Jimmy, in their ROTC uniforms and to hold up posters they made “We have three huge trees out in the yard, we’re tying red, while and blue ribbons on one tree and yellow ribbons on other tree,” she said. “We’re preparing. We’re climbing ladders and tying bows.” She said her husband has already put in his dinner order: beer and Mexican food. The homecoming will be the first of about six months of special activities planned for the returning soldiers. When the soldiers deplane, they’ll be given packages containing coupons for free or discounted items at area businesses, said Wes Jurey, Chamber of Commerce executive director. The chamber also arranged for a motorcycle escort for buses taking the soldiers to Fort Bliss. * •it* fit •it* ♦ ••• »*• The students, faculty and staff of Canyon Middle School would like to thank the following Job Fair participants who so generously gave of their time to make this event very successful!! (it 'ii. Al Diane Bader-hoipital pharmacist Gary Bird-physician Basel Boatright-detective Sam Bretzke-mechanical engineer Damon Buehrer-marine biology Troy Burd), Jr.-attomey Jimmy Castillo-funeral director Randy Coffee-navy recruiter Gloria Cooper-State Department Stacy Comell-E.M.S. Martha Ellis-extensian service Lydia Feltner-merchandising Tim Flach-pharmadst Victor Garda-career planning Mauro Garza-lab technician George Gitdio-pilot Janine Green-managing editor Mike Grist-Safe City Iris Haecker-Parks Dept Brad Herbelin-pest control Frances Heilman-day caic Rita Kaufman-banker Lav aine Kester-pu refusing agent Tun Kolbe-deputy sheriff Dorothy Layne-actress Lana Mart in-day care Pat Mathis-veterinarian S/SgL Stanley Menitt-army recruiter Tim Morris-stockbroker Jim Pipkin-petroleum engineer Yvonne Pipkin-stewardess Dave Quilter-D.E.A. James Racanelli-public relations Patricia Rasor-extension service Margaret Rendon-air traffice control Dennis Rhoads-interior decorator (Rhoads) Dr. Loddie Rocher-sports medicine Ray Schoch-accountant Gwen Scott-nurse Juan Serda-juvenile probation Greg Simmons-sportscaster Felicia Thompson-mod el Don Tiller-banker Lizzie Trevino-ca se worker James Vaughan-real estate Judy Watsan-travel agent Janie Wiison-oosmotologist John Wommack-police officer •st* I** •st* •st* •» •v. Of* .‘A    J£*    »jj.    41*    *%•    41* Aft What do you see on the Horizon for New Braunfels as we get closer & closer to the year 2000? Cfi New Braunfels has always been a conservative, hard working community. I see the need to re-evaluate our master plan so that we can better plan for the development of our future. I see the city and county having a better working relationship, therefore the possibility of saving tax dollars for both entitles. As we grow we will have environmental problems, so there is the need for legislative control to help with our man made problems. Let us always look forward, not backward, to the many challenges ahead, rn rn "    Lorraine    Kraft New Braunfels City Council HORIZONS OI It’s Coming. Sunday March 31, 1991 a Herald-Zeituna HerakJ-Zt/lung, New Braunfels, Texas ;

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