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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tuesday May HeraldZeitung 3 Weapons bill wins House passage AUSTIN AP Legislation that would allow Texans to carry con cealed handguns has won tentative House approval after lawmakers nar rowly adopted a proposal to allow citizens to vote on the issue The vote which would take place in November would have no effect on the bill should it become law But Sen Jerry Patterson author of the gun bill was quick to condemn it It is a deceitful attempt to put us in court and challenge the constitution ality of the bill even if its nonbind Patterson RPasadena said Monday after the vote Patterson said he would seek to remove the referendum once the bill reaches a HouseSenate conference committee If he fails he said he would kill the entire bill We will have no bill that has a referendum in he said Supporters of the referendum approved on a 7470 vote said they believe Texans should have the chance to vote on such an important issue Theres absolutely nothing wrong with letting the people send us a mes sage about whether or not we should have concealed weapons in this said Rep Sylvester Turner DHouston If you believe in the people in your then why dont you believe in them enough to allow them the right to vote on this decision Turner said Rep Ron Wilson House sponsor of the gun bill said voters already decided the question in November when they elected Republican Gov George W Bush over incumbent Democrat Ann Richards Richards two years ago vetoed a bill that would have allowed Texans to vote on the issue Bush has said he would sign a concealed handgun bill I dont know where yall were Nov 8 1994 but there was a refer endum on this said Wilson D Houston The people have spoken Let us go ahead and put the issue to After an eighthour debate the overall bill won tentative House approval on a 9840 vote It faces another vote of the House before heading to conference committee to work out differences between the House and Senate versions sends unmistakable message to Iran Cutting remaining economic ties with Iran sends an unmistakable message to friend and foe alike of determination to halt Tehrans backing for terrorism and pursuit of nuclear weapons Secretary of State Warren Christopher said today We are determined to stop Christopher said describing the presi dential decision as an effort to per suade allies to cut back their eco nomic ties to the radical regime Foremost on the agenda is the campaign to persuade Russia to cancel its plan to sell nuclear reactors to Iran a subject certain to be a touchy issue when President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin meet in Moscow next week Iran is a major proliferation threat and is pursuing a determined course to acquire nuclear Christo pher said He described the Tehran regime as the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the The secretary of state said the decision which could cost thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue for American companies was designed to counter the arguments from other countries that the United States continues to do business with Tehran Theyve pointed to that to justify their broadbased commercial rela said Christopher Now the presidents decision totally eliminates that excuse for their going Clinton announced his decision in a speech Sunday to the World Jewish Congress in New York on a day designed to show his resolve against terrorism and foster his ties to Jewish voters He called Iran an inspiration and paymaster to Aides said stiffened sanctions against Iran will hurt businesses primar ily in the oil industry But the president explained If we are to succeed in get ting other nations to make sacrifices in order to change Irans conduct we too must be willing to sacrifice and lead the Increased international pressure must be applied to Iran to bring about a change in its said Christo pher That is exactly the goal of the presidents executive order It sends an unmistakable message to friend and foe alike We view Irans action as a major threat to United States interests and international security and were determined to stop Staterun Tehran Radio called Clin tons action but said it would not succeed in throttling the countrys economy Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmoud Vaczi told the Eng lishlanguage Iran News Daily The United States and not the Islamic republic will be the Oil futures prices rose early today in response to Clintons decision On the New York Mercantile Exchange light sweet crude oil for delivery in June was trading at today up 27 cents from its close Friday Clintons and Christophers com ments previewed a potential trouble spot at the May 10 summit with Yeltsin Clintonand his diplomats have tried without success to get Russia to aban don a contract to help Iran in the con struction of a nuclear reactor complex near the Persian Gulf China is con sidering a similar arrangement with Tehran In a related development the CIA has informed Congress that Iran recent ly received at least four ballistic missile launchers from North Korea The trade publication Defense Week reported in todays edition that the transaction nearly doubles the estimated number of missile launchers in Irans possession White House aides were not count ing on Yeltsin to scrap the deal in time for the summit and harbored even low er expectations that China will heed Clintons call Clinton said he will sign an executive order this week to forbid compa nies and their subsidiaries from trading with Iran or investing in the The order will take effect 30 days aftcrj his signature in part to hlp make the transition But the House conceded that a few jobs would be lost as a result of tho order The order said could produce a slight shortterra increase in fuel prices also will climi nate exports which totaled million in 1994 DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS Jim Goodbread Gil Lindsey Instructors 2106250312 Texas Briefs 2 Officials Plead No Contest BRYAN Texas AP Two Texas employees have entered nocontest pleas to charges accusing them of falsifying government records by disguising the purchase of alco holic beverages for school functions as food soft drinks and ice John Wormuth an oceanography professor and Ron Carter business manager of the chemistry department entered nocontest pleas on Monday to charges of falsifying government records Each received three months deferred adjudication which means no conviction will appear on their records if they comply with terms of probation Carter was fined and Wormuth Protesters Say McNamaras Message Is Too Little Too Late AUSTIN AP Remembering the 170 Marines in his rifle company who died in Vietnam Jerry Lindauer says former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamaras new book acknowledging that the war was a mistake is heartbreaking Lindauer said his company arrived in Vietnam in July 1965 with six offi cers and 200 Marines Eight months later it had one officer and less than 40 Marines Given the chance he would tell his fellow Marines Your secretary of defense has written a book that has taken away every geopolitical rationale for the war and any contri bution you may have made to win the Cold Lindauer told McNa mara Monday McNamara was at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library to discuss his book hi Retrospect The Tragedy and Lessons of in which he ends a 26year silence by calling policy on the war terribly Bush signs emissions testing bill AUSTIN AP Gov George W Bush has signed into law a bill resum ing last years vehicle emissions testing procedures in regions of the state with poor air quality The measure signed late Monday does away with a centralized program that took effect in January and imme diately sparked criticism from drivers who called it too inconvenient and costly That program was suspended while lawmakers considered changes The bill which passed the Senate 283 on Monday also gives Bush the power to negotiate further testing changes with federal regulators in light of changing Environmental Pro tection Agency policy Bush spokeswoman Karen Hughes said the governor had two concerns about the legislation The bill had to be consumerfriend ly It had to allow people to get the tests at a convenient neighborhood ser vice station as opposed to an inconve nient central she said Second it gave him the flexibility to deal with the EPA and its ever changing rules to make sure if EPA grants additional flexibility to another state Texas can adjust its program to take advantage of that Ms Hughes said An EPA spokesman didnt have an immediate comment Sen John Whitmire DHouston called the measure a commonsense approach to clean He said it would return emissions testing to methods that were working so well before the centralized program began in Jan uary Testing will resume June 1 in the DallasFort Worth El Paso County and HoustonGal veston areas under the measure But Sen John Leedom said the pre vious program which used a different type of emissions testing process already has been found wanting by the federal government He said the state risks losing hun dreds of millions of dollars in federal highway funding if it doesnt come up with a clean air plan that will satis fy the EPA Its no question its a reaction against the government telling us what to I dont think thats the issue said Leedom RDallas Were just going back to a system that already has been declared not satisfactory for cleaning the I DONT KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO BUT I KNOW THAT IM NOT DOING IT SOUND FAMILIAR WE CAN HELP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS STUDENT ADULTS THINKING OF A CAREER CHANGE Nninm Fin MnniitiMiMi 2106080033 Dreams Come True with our Honeymoon Registry 133 Landa Street Wanted to Lease with option to buy 5 to 25 Acres 6299876 WANTED 10 HOMES To Train Factory Siding Applicators Under supervision fully guaranteed TO APPLY VINYL SIDING OR SOFFIT FASCIA overhang trim INTRODUCING HIGHTECH PROVINCIAL SIDING TRIM FREE ALUMINUM GUTTERS STATEWIDE SERVICE 18006389975 WETMORE 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