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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY AllState Soccer Team includes two New Braunfels players Page 7 ISO CENTS The Plaza bandstand New Braunfels Herald 12 Pages in one section Thursday April Serving Corral County for more than 143 years Home of ANDREA SCHMIDT I Vol 143 No 116 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Andrea Schmidt and Jaime Sotello Sesquicentennial events set for Saturday Saturday will feature more events in honor of New Braunfels Sesquicentennial than any other day this year Here is the run down of Saturdays events ORPHANS ON THE Arts The atre will present the heritage dra ma Orphans on the Guadalupe at the theatre in Landa Park Shows at 3 on April 22 23 BARBECUE LUNCH IN LAN DA huge barbecue lunch will be served from at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park following the parade WURST cookoff and tasting on the Wurst fest grounds along the Comal Riv er in Landa Park at ENTERTAINMENT IN THE variety of musical enter tainment and games will take place during the afternoon in Lan da Park The schedule is as fol lows Wurstfest grounds Market Plate Brass Band 49th Armored Band Brass Band Wurstfest Grounds River Stage Cappeller Band Seven Dutch men Roaming Entertainment Mari achis Cardenas Boat Races on thelake NBHS CHS SVH Dance Slab on Landa Lake Braunfels High School Band High School Band Country Band Moon Band Organ from Germany Antonio Youth Orchestra will play through fire works Area Entertainment Car denas Echo de Mexico Folklorico Band Sec tion Commander KO and Ace Armadillo Horseshoes Maypole Musical Chairs YoYo Competi tion The Stick and Ring Game Facepainting Sack Races Make a Sailboat MAJOR FIREWORKS DIS huge fireworks display will take place over Landa Lake in Landa Park at dusk WURST at outdoor entertainment on the Wurstfest grounds along the Comal River in Landa Park Dance in the evening in the Wursthalle following the fireworks The winning numbers Lotto Texas million jackpot LOTTEflV Terror bomb strikes Oklahoma City Two hundred still missing as rescuers search rubble for survivors OKLAHOMA CITY AP With 200 people missing rescuers armed with tiny cameras and listening devices probed for survivors today in a bombedout federal building while police hunted for the terrorists who caused the devastation Hundreds of rescue workers were operating at an excruciatingly slow pace picking brick by brick in hopes of rinding survivors without loosing mate rial that could further injure people inside or destroy evidence that could lead to the killers The confirmed death toll from Wednesday mornings explosion rose to 36 assistant fire chief Jon Hansen said today At least 12 of those were children Dr Carl Spengler who per formed the initial triage said today Authorities said the total was sure to rise About 200 employees working at the Alfred P Murrah Federal Build ing were unaccounted for A total of 432 people were treated for injuries and 72 of them were serious enough to require hospitalization Wednesday afternoon an emotional President Bill Clinton vowed to bring the killers to justice calling them evil He and Attorney General Janet Reno outlined a massive federal effort to catch the bombers and aid the rescue effort A 56member urban search and res cue unit from Phoenix worked with fiberoptic cameras and acoustic lis tening devices in hopes of detecting someone breathing in the rubble Workers also brought in a large steel 1 beam to shore up the middle of the building The search lasted through the night aided by backhoes cranes and four giant spotlights that illuminated the cables and other debris dangling from the pancaked floors of the building like tangled streamers The hope tonight is that well find some more Gov Frank Keating said at the scene late Wednes day The hope tomorrow is well find some more survivors After that we hope to find out whos More than 150 FBI agents were helping police search for the terrorists today Suspicion centered on a I came out from i under the desk and there just wasnt any building left around me Our whole office area is An unidentified survivor Chevrolet Cavalier the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it found in Okla homa City Followup interviews were being conducted after the car was found early today the Patrol said The El Paso Times had reported that Texas authorities had been searching for two men of Middle Eastern possibly wearing blood ied clothing driving a Cavalier or Blaz er toward the Mexico border Police Sgt Kim Hughes said today that authorities believe the bomb was carried in a National Car Rental minivan with Texas license plates But White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta said today that it was too early to point the finger at specific sus pects Obviously there are some charac teristics here that are being looked at but at this point frankly we really dont have any definitive info as to who the suspects would Panetta said in an interview on NBCs Today show The death toll was certain to go high er than the current official count At one emergency center a medical work er told KWTV that only two of 80 peo ple found in one search of the building had survived At midafternoon more than 40 fed eral workers were unaccounted for according to spokesmen for their agen cies About 20 children also were miss ing Of 40 children in a daycare center in the building only two were alive one in surgery and one in intensive care The dead ranged from 1 to 7 years old and some were burned beyond recognition Mayor Ron Norick said the car bomb left a crater 8 feet deep The explosion heightened fears of terrorism around the country Federal buildings in seven cities were evacu ated because of bomb threats and the Clinton administration ordered tight ened security at federal buildings throughout the The blast similar to the terrorist car bombing that rocked New Yorks World Trade Center and killed six peo ple two years ago happened just after 9 when most of the more than 500 federal workers were in their offices The aftermath bore eerie resem Obviously no ama teur did this Whoever did this was an Governor Frank Keating blance to the car bombings at the embassy in Lebanon in the 1983 It was like Beirut everything was burning and said Dr Carl Spengler who arrived about five min utes after the blast Its just body after body after body in one rescue worker said Res cuers formed a human chain 30yards long going from what appeared to be the back door no amateur did Gov Frank Keating said Whoever did this was an The explosion could befelt miles away Black smoke streamed across the skyline and glass bricks and other debris were spread over 10 blocks The building has a daycare center as well as a variety of federal offices Some children were injured at another day care center nearby Carole Lawton 62 a secretary in the department of Housing and Urban Development said she was sitting at her desk on the seventh floor when all of a sudden the windows blew in It got real dark and the ceiling just started coming She then heard the roar of the whole building crum Bomb scares cause evacuation of other federal buildings BOSTON AP The downtown federal buildings here and in Fort Worth were evacuated today after a devastating explosion in Oklahoma City Boston authorities had received complaints that offices had been tam pered with authorities said Nearby Boston City Hall also was evacuated In Fort Worth federal workers were evacuated as a security precau tion Officials declined to elaborate In response to the Oklahoma event were saying Lets be cau tjous said Bob Dunfey regional administrator for the Gener al Services Administration which oversees federal offices He said Internal Revenue Service employees reported certain doors and things that should have been locked were found open at the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonaldsaid there was a bomb threat after the evacuation but there was no confir mation Shortly after noon a bomb threat was received at City Hall and it also was evacuated said Robert Winson a section fire chief About 200 federal building employees stood across the street as firefighters and police entered the building She managed to crawl down some stairs and was not injured Another worker who would not give his name told KFORTV I came out from under the desk and there just wasnt any building left around me Our whole office area is Jon Hansen deputy fire chief said at early afternoon that there were still people alive in the debris Its very emotional inside there right he said Ive seen firefighters coming out with tears in their eyes very frustrated they cant get in there He said workers tried to reassure the trapped workersthai were doing everything within the good Lords power to reach them and get to Besides the local offices of the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Secret Service the build ing houses as Social Security Veterans Affairs the Drug Enforcement Administration Housing and Urban Development a federal employee credit union a daycare cen ter and military recruiting offices The explosion occurred on the sec ond anniversary of the fiery fatal end ing of the federal siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco Texas That siege began with a raid by ATF agents on Feb 28 1993 Oklahoma City FBI spokesman Dan Vogel said he wouldnt speculate if there was a connection The FBI is not housed in the building downtown but is in an office complex about five miles away Dick DeGuerin who represent ed Davidian leader David Koresh said any such link was just speculation At the scene floors caved in from top to bottom of the building The north side of the building was gone Burning debris and burning cars lined streets People frantically searched for loved ones including parents whose children were in the daycare center Downtown business stopped as other buildings were evacuated I thought we were said Gin ny Grilley office manager for Trammel Crow Co She was on the 30th floor of City Place several blocks away Ive never heard anything that She said she coiild see a lot of dam age all over to nearby buildings It was just she said When you look up and see most of that building gone and cars destroyed and people hurt it was just HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Early morning fire Branch fire and rescue workers were sent to put out a fire at 5026 Kenilworth Road about two miles north of Smithson Valley High School at about Thursday The fire destroyed a large workshop behind the home No one was injured No alcohol found in blood of former city councilman involved in fatal crash m m HeraldZeitung photo by MICAHEL DARNALL Two injured in wreck Brenton Thompson of Austin was driving north on Interstate 35 near Kohlenberg Road when he lost control of his car and spun into the out side lane wall at about He and his passenger were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The tests came up negative on the blood samples taken from former City Councilman Dan Bremer after the acci dent which took the life of Smithson Valley High School teacher Annette M Hanley All blood counts were New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack said Bremer could still be charged in the incident Wommack will submit a written report to the Guadalupe County District Attorneys Bremer office he said This is standard proce dure in all fatal motor vehicle acci dents Whether or not any charges will be filed is upto theGuadalupe Coun ty The wreck happened at 5 Fri day March 10 on Highway 46 near Clear Springs restaurant A pickup truck driven by Bremer skidded across the center line and struck Hartleys car For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144   

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