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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Srniflison Valley remains undefeated willi 226 win over Burlianfc BA 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 187 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesquicentennial March NewBraunfels Herald 4 10 ESl 111 CRGPUBLISHJHC 2627 liYAM DR Serving Comal County for more than 142 ybars Home of REECE T1MMERMANN 18 pages in two sections Friday Sept Vol 142 No 221 Inside Church Sports 9A The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Cory Bran denburg Sofia Diaz Viola termucl Gloria Angelica Cantu 17 Colt McLean Reece Timmermann Misty Howard 16th Harry Baer wald Carl Duhon Kenneth Kennemer IdaAnna Kropp Hugo Mittendorf Roland Pan termuehl Nellis Roberts Gene va Sawyer Lucille Wiederstein Bryan Carl Johnny Collins Milton F Kaderli Robert O Ohlrich Cris Vasquez Happy Anniversary to Jackie Dar lene Caddell Romeo Jackie Zamora Clinton pledges invasion of Haiti By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer Comal County Rodeo set for Wednesday The Comal County Rodeo held in conjunction with the Comal County Fair will be held Wednesday Sept 21 at at the Comal County Fairgrounds Anyone interested in entering Should caH 6293646 before Mon day Sept 19 at 10 Events include team penning and team roping and youth events include youth flag race and youth penning All entries must be Comal County residents and must have proof of residency The rodeo is being sponsored by Barrys Under Pass Saloon Canyon Lake GOP women host fish fry The Canyon Lake Republican Women will hold a fish fry and white elephant auction PAC fund raiser at Canyon Corners on Sept 21 Happy hour begins at 6 with dinner at 7 Donations of for adults and for children will be accepted Call Kathy Smith at 8997050 by today Sept 16 for reserva tions HOPE to host parent meeting Sept 21 The Hispanic Organization for Public Education HOPE is host ing a community meeting geared for parents for the purpose of dis cussing the new block scheduling district policy regarding disci pline changes in state policy for TAAS scoring The meeting will be Wednes day Sept 21 at 7 at Lone Star Elementary Speakers will include John Turman NBHS principal Health Fair sponsored by senior center A health fair sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizens Center will be held tomorrow at the center 655 Landa St from 9 to 4 A free arthritic exercise demonstration is set for 2 WASHINGTON AP Battling1 congressional and public opposition President Clinton is pledging a limited and specific military invasion to end Haitis nightmare of In a televised address Thursday night from the Oval Office Clinton acknowl edged Ameri cans reluctance to commit troops to force Haitis coup leaders from power But he said When Cllnton brutality occurs close to our shores it affects our national Clinton signaled that an invasion could come at any time and has autho rized the callup of reservists to support the invasion force We have exhausted he said One highranking official said how ever an invasion was not likely before Monday Even as two aircraft carriers moved to join 20 warships off Haitis shores the countrys military ruler Lt Gen Raoul Cedras stood firm In a CBS interview after Clintons speech Cedras said he was prepared to fight with my Nevertheless Cedras and his col leagues were putting out feelers for a way out of their dilemma according to former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga Sjeaga told The Assor New Braunfels couple waits to hear word from soli in Caribbean By MARK LYON New Braunfels residents Steve and Carol Gzerwonki were not surprised by last nights announcernerft by Pres ident Bill Clinton that the United States would lead an invasion into HaM They said they knew weeks ago by Cable News Network CNN that the would be involved in such a plan The have had a keen interest In the possibility of an inva sion since their son Private Class Richard CzerwOnki is aboard fte Eisenhower which Is bead CSaewonH ft a member of the Armys 82nd Airborn Infantry which is earmarked to be a part of a night assault on port Au Haiti on Oct We talked to him at about 9 Sunday night and he says his division will be setting up mortar rounds which will be fired into the City and will also be setting up said Carol who is a teacher at Seele Elementary Her husband Steve is a teacher at Canyon High Schoot Hes only she said It just seems like 3 great waste of a perfect ly good life I cant see anything tote gained here We support bur sonbut we do not support this action There is nothing to be gained Carol said that she and her hus band have known about the invasion since seeing a report on CNN RFC Richard last Week which CzerwonW said that an invasion of and United Nations forces would take place on the night I they would stop giving out said Theyre prubably only ware tactics but theyre scar ting pretty PFC Ozerwonkj entered the US Army over the Christmas holidays last year mother said He went through basic training at Fort Ben He is the Czerwonkis only child Feedback info Anyone wishing to express their opinion of the planned invasion of Haiti can do so by calling the following numbers President Clintons fax number White House comment line 1 2024561111 Warren Christophers fax num ber 202 6476434 White House switchboard 1 2024561414 Anyone having information on local residents involved in any part of the planned invasion of Haiti are asked to call Mark Lyon at the HeraldZeitung 6259144 ciated Press Thursday night that he was contacted Tuesday by a well placed Haitian intermediary close to Cedras The intermediary said the junta lead ers were offering to step down and allow the return of JeanBertrand Aris tide Haitis deposed president if there was an agreement not to proceed with the invasion and a pledge of no retri bution against some 600 people asso ciated with the Haitian regime Seaga said He passed the proposal to Embassy charge daffaires Lacy Wright iri Kingston for relay to Washington but said he had no reply following a series of conversations to clarify dif ferent points State Department spokesman Mike McCurry would not confirm or deny Seagas account of the offer But he said the military leaders would have to leave Haiti unconditionally In his address Clinton forcefully portrayed Haiti as a critical inter est worthy of risking American lives in an invasion But he promised the American mission would be short lived The vast majority of our troops will come home in months not he said A ABC poll after Clintons speech indicated that he had won over some support with 60 percent opposed to an invasion compared with 73 per cent four days earlier Republican lawmakers are strongly opposed to military action and many Democrats arc insisting he should seek a congressional vote of approval for invasion Sen Richard Lugar said Clintons speech was unconvincing Unlike Panama and Grenada he said There is no physical threat from Haiti to the United States no strategic inter est But Democratic Sen Dennis DeConcini of Arizona chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Clintons speech had made as good a case as you can for any inva Clinton sought to dispel doubts and suspicions about Aristidc which have contributed to opposition in Congress and reticence in some quarters of the administration He said Aristidc ousted in a military coup in September 1991 has pledged to step down when his term expires in February 1996 Arisude critics worried that he would try to extend the time on grounds he has missed three years in office But his Washington representative Mike Barnes said it has always been Aristides intention to abide by the constitutional schedule Canyon Lake bridge issue resurfaces at commissioners court By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer LNB reception Stammtisch The Nfw Braunfcli HeraldZeitung invites ils readers lo submit items to Slammtisch According lo the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slaamusch represents a sitting place for mem bers oflhe community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you lo share wilh Dennis Heltkamp Chairman of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of committee addressed a large gathering yesterday afternoon at the New class of Leadership New Braunfels was treated to a reception The class Is third class to go through the program HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Commerce Leadership New Braunfels Braunfels Civic Center as the 1995 1 members strong and are the Divers to play important role in By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Although hundreds of people are expected to participate in the Friends For Rivers Cleanup tomorrow some of the more interesting and important players will be the divers who will search the bottom of the Guadalupe River for that hardtogetto debris Phil Sims administrative assistant to state representatvie Jeff Wentworth will coordinate the divers for the clean up which lasts from to 5 along the Guadalupe River from FarmtoMarket 306 to Cypress Bend We have identified eight holes where we will have the major concen he said four on the upper part four on the He said around 90 divers most of Riverfest 94 on tap Rj veriest 94 an array of music tun and games will be held Sunday at Rockin1 R River Rides The festival will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Comal County Tickets can be obtained at the Rape Crisis Center or at the G rcater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce For more information call 6297273 them from diving clubs are signed to participate Duggan Diving of San Antonio is bringing 61 divers and the South San Antonio Rescue Team will be working the Hueco Springs area Divers will range from experts to novices said Sims who is particpating cleanup effort n his third cleanup One of the major areas of concen tration will be in a deep hole below cliffs near the Preiss Heights area where river rccreationists often ille gally dive and loiter Sims said 20 divers will work this articular area and more than 60 peo ple including the Boy Scouts will sep irate cans on land The divers expect to retrieve tons 3f debris from these deeper holes due 0 low water levels Recent rains this iveek might hinder the efforts if the tvater is somewhat murky The low water is good especially if he sun is said Sims Some of hese holes are 15 to 30 feet deep Sometimes you have to just feel iround But you can see Its not as lear as the Comal but you can Although many members present at Commissioners Court Thurdsday said the issue was not a new one discus sions arose concerning the possibility of a bridge across Canyon Lake Commissioners heard from mem ber of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and engineers from the county and state highway department regarding the need and feasibility of such a bridge Everybody wants a bridge sup ports a bridge but nobody has any money for a said Charles Stephens of the Canyon Lake Cham ber David Kopp local engineer for the Texas Deparment of Transportation said the state already owns rightof way on FarmtoMarket 2763 and could possibly create a road around the far western end of the lake cross ing at a narrow section Stevens pointed out this would come very close to U S Hwy 281 essen tially defeating the purpose of a faster link between the north and south sec tions of the lake one that could open up economic development especially on the north side County Engineer Tom Homscth said he has drawn early sketches of a bridge that could stretch from Cranes Mill Park on the south to the end of Cranes Mill Road on the north side of the lake Comparing figures from a similar bridge being built near Lake Travis Homscth said the cost could exceed million While advocates say such a bridge would decrease time travel in the lake area and help business the major prob lem comes with funding Kopp said the county would have to push such a project on the state projects list just as it did for the Hwy 281 and FM 1863 County okays VAC position By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Victims of crime in Comal County will have an additional person to help them after Com missioners Court approved the position of Victim Assistance Coordinator The person will work through both the district attorney and pro bation office and follows addi tional state and federal mandates regarding the victims of crime District Attorney Bill Reimer said that federal mandates coming down through the probation office do not provide funding however They have repeatedly put fed eral requirements on us but not funded Reimer told the court last week is the first increase in my staff in six Victims services is becoming a big part of the criminal justice said Jack Williamson of the probation office are not able to meet the needs of vic tims Reimer said the new crime bill and provisions of the Texas Penal Code say the courts should be cogniscent of victims rights interchange He said he did not have the funds to finance an extension of FM 2673 or a new bridge Twenty million is pretty expen he added I think we need to plan for the said Judge Carter Casteel This is not something that will happen tomorrow or the next For news advertising or subscription information call Metro 6060846   

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