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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas April 1991 Page 7A State Making plans Plant explosions injures two Texas AP Two workers were injured Saturday afternoon in a series of explosions at the Phillips Petroleum plant in this Southeast Texas officials The initial explosion occurred about in the heavy oil dcsulphuriza lion with secondary explosions at and The used in refining crude oil into gasoline and other petroleum pro was shut along with two adjacent Officials were uncertain what prompted the Sharon of Bay was admitted to Sweeny Community Hos pital for treatment of smoke the company Ronnie Van was listed in good condition at Hermann Hospital in where he was treated for seconddegree Phillips The fire was contained within the refinery the company The fumes were not toxic or spokesman Bill Wicker and no evacuations were The unit is a sister facility to the Phillips polyethylene plant that exploded in killing 23 workers in Dropout figures dropping AUSTIN AP There was a 14 percent decrease in the number of students who dropped out of school last compared with the previous But Tex as education officials Saturday attributed the decline to more reliable data In 198990 there were students who dropped out as compared with in according to the preliminary figures presented Saturday to the State Board of For the first the calculation figures the dropout rate by tracking a class of students from the seventh grade through the 12th According to the fig about 27 or more than one in four students who start seventh drop out before their class graduates high Joey a spokesman for the Texas Education said the new fig ures indicate that school districts have become better at compiling dropout He said that in the previous two many schools counted as dropouts stu dents who simply transferred to another or moved out of the Hundreds return to Fort Hood FORT Texas AP Thousands of soldiers will return to Fort Hood in a series of flights through post officials Approximately 275 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division and 13th Corps Support Command returned to the Central Texas post on two flights said Jesse An additional 1st Cav troops were scheduled to arrive on eight flights Another troops irom the 3rd Signal 1st Cavalry 2nd Armored Division and 13th Coscom were scheduled to arrive on seven flights Nation Find It RETIREMENT APARTMENTS Has Everything lor Todays Retiree Spacious Delicious Meals Exciting Activities Secure Environment Transportation Housekeeping 4 Family Atmosphere And Much YOULL FIND IT ALL AT CAMLU CALL TODAY FOR A FREE BROCHURE 512 3968271 Wonder World San 786G6 ASK HOW YOU CAN siiSfStlxRsimsmSBSm IcBsBsBs Making plans for May 4 and 5 at Conservation Plaza and the Musuem of Texas Handmade Furniture are rep resentatives of the sponsoring organizations New Braunfels Conservation Herit age Society of New Braunfels and Sophienburg Museum and Activities range from displays and exhibits on the areas history to arts and crafts and a sale of antiques and col Photo by Erik Karlsson World Bush promises Kurdish relief MAXWELL AIR FORCE AP President Bush today vowed to provide massive relief to Kurdish refugees in Iraq but pledged that no Ameri can soldier would be shoved into a civil war in Iraq thats been going on for In a speech at the Air University Bush continued the administrations tack of warning Iraq against attacking the Kurds the sanctuary zone but promising to pull forces out of Bushs wideranging remarks also focused on European and Soviet relations in the new world order after the demise of the Cold The president said the path of reform in the Soviet Union must Bush said the United States will not tolerate any interference in this mas sive relieve We will want to help the Iraqi refugees victims of Sad dam Husseins i Bush again insisted that Saddam must be removed from power Iraq can rejoin the world With Saddam in Iraq will remain a pariah Critics have accused the president of verbally inciting the Iraqi people to overthrow but failing to provide any military assistance to help the Internal conflicts have been raging in Iraq for many he Were going to continue to help these but I do not want any single soldier or airman shoved into a civil war in Iraq thats been going on for Bush wants more input on aid WASHINGTON AP President Bush is asking Congress for sweeping changes in the foreign aid bill that would give him far more say in how the fnoney is spent and could result in cuts to some recipients of Events in recent months have dramatically illustrated the growing urgency for flexible and rapidly available foreign Bush told congressional Yet the law governing foreign assistance has become so splin tered and restrictive that it no longer serves our essential national interests and the president wrote in a letter accompanying his proposed Interna Cooperation xmommmr More blasts rock Cypriot tanker Italy AP A huge explosion and two smaller blasts rocked a burning tanker heightening fears the sinking vessel could break apart and spill millions of gallons of oil onto the Italian In the government declared a state of making the reg ion eligible for special There was no estimate on the amount of oil spilled from the which was loaded with nearly 41 million gallons of crude oil when it began burning A towering wall of black smoke could been seen from resorts west of Genoa and thousands of residents and tourists lined the beaches and water front to see the fire on the Cypriot registered The tanker was set ablaze Thursday by an explosion in a holding tank that had just been authorities Three sailors were killed and three remained missing late Twentynine crew members who jumped overboard were with bums and smoke 11 of them in critical Early another big explo sion hit the rattling downtown The blast ignited oil floating on the TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHT Permanent Weight Control Through Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming CALL FOR FREE 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