Friday, May 19, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 2 I HeraldZeitung Friday May HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bees swarm downtown Retired bee keeper Morris Smith responded yesterday when a swarm of bees gathered on a tree outside the Brauntex Theater on San Antonio Street Smith found the queen bee and removed it The rest of the bees left after their queen was gone Texas Briefs Appeals Court Reverses Million Judgment HOUSTON AP An appeals court has ruled that former health spa tycoon Richard Minns does not have to pay S32 million awarded to his exgirl friend who accused him of perma nently disabling her in a botched mur derforhire attempt The ruling late Wednesday at Waco reversed the 1987 award of mil lion in actual damages and 14 million in punitive damages to Barbra Piotrowski and remanded the matter to civil court in Houston The case will be tried again but without Minns 64 being present He was deported late last year after plead ing guilty to passport fraud and is liv ing in Switzerland He cannot reenter country without permission of Attorney General Janet Reno said George Bishop one of Minns attor neys Dick DeGuerin an attorney repre senting Ms Piotrowski said Thursday he will file for a rehearing before the appeals court and that the opinion will be appealed to the Texas Supreme Court if necessary Piotrowski has been living in California Appeals court judges cited nine errors allowed by nowretired family court Judge Bill Elliot Judge Denies Bond Reduc tion for Selena Suspect CORPUS CHRISTI Texas AP The woman charged with the killing of Tejano music icon Selena will contin ue to be jailed on bond after a judge denied to lower her bond Thursday Yolanda Saldivar 34 made her first appearance in court since her March 31 arrest in the shooting at a Corpus Christi motel Courtappointed defense attorney Doug Tinker wanted state Dis trict Judge Mike Wcstergren to lower the bond to Prosecutors opposed a bond reduc tion Ms Saldivar founded the Selena Fan Club and was a personal assistant to the star She also managed Selenas bou tique in San Antonio Selenas father and manager Abra ham Quintanilla told investigators that Ms Saldivar had embezzled more than from his daughters busi nesses NoNewTaxes Budget Totals Billion AUSTIN AP Public education is a winner in a noncwtaxes state budget that will pay for government services in 199697 lawmakers say Rep Rob Junell DSan Angclo top House negotiator on the committee that worked out differences between House and Senate budget proposals said Thursday public education would receive billion more than is cur rently being spent The increase would include million for a teacher pay raise The governor lieutenant governor and speaker of the House all said to make public education No Junell said We took that seriously and thats what weve The Legislative Budget Board says that the states next twoyear spending plan tentatively totals billion an increase in state funding of billion or percent compared to 199495 The HouseSenate conference com mittee on appropriations finished tech nical work on the bill Thursday After the voluminous bill is printed the com mittee will take a final vote on the measure and forward it to each cham ber for consideration Historic Gruene SILVER STAR SALE May llth thru 29th L D Burke Furniture Candlesticks Lighting Dinnerware Cat Dolls Tanned Leather Frames Antique Books Bears Cowboy and Western Accessories Boot Lamp Pig Dolls Primitive Mexican Comodas Shaving Mirror Early Texas Tables Horseshoe Candelabra Bronco Table Spur Bookends Kilim Tote Bags Rabbit Dolls Country Items Texas Quilt Pillows and Much More So much were putting some on our back porch for you to pick through Lots of one of a kind items The best part is the price AH items featured with a Silver Star are 25 OFF WHEN YOU BRING THIS AD wont loan water to droughtstricken Mexico HARLINGEN Texas AP The State Department is backing up Texas reluctance to lend water reserves to droughtsuffering northern Mexico We arc talking about a finite said Texas Secretary of State Tony Garza Gov George W Bushs point man in the worsening water cri sis To loan any water to Mexico means faking away water from users in our state Thats simply not accept However a reevaluation of the situation is Garza said indi cating a desire to continue a dialogue with Mexico officials Garzas comments came Thursday after he learned that State Department officials in Washington had denied Mexicos diplomatic request for acre feet of water or about billion gallons By 1944 treaty Texas and Mexico divide the water in Amistad Reservoir and Falcon Lake The two reservoirs created by international dams of the Rio Grande hold the key supplies for irrigation and drinking water for more than 2 million people on both sides of the TexasMexico border As of Monday Mexico had drained down to percent of its entire allot ment in the two reservoirs Texas share percent of the amount it is allowed to store in the reservoirs is projected to last until the end of the year With supplies in jeopardy as the bor der begins a hot summer Mexico channeled its request to the State Department last week But Bush citing the potential for huge agricultural loss es had already made it clear that he opposed a water loan Texas certainly sympathizes with our neighbors in Mexico and the diffi culty being caused by the Bush spokesman Ray Sullivan said Thursday However Governor Bushs first obligation is to stand up for the owners of the water and private prop erty rights in A State Department official who requested anonymity said his agency formally replied to Mexican officials on Wednesday The 1994 treaty allows for water loans between the two countries when the lending country has an abundant supply Obituary Lyndsay J Keith A gathering of friends and family of Lyndsay J Keith who died May 17 1995 will be held on Saturday May at 11 at the Canyon Dam Park at Canyon or shine All friends are welcome Doeppenschmldt Funeral Home Local News Local News Local News Read the HeraldZeitung NASA plan spares Texas jobs WASHINGTON AP NASAs sweeping restructuring plan spares thousands of Johnson Space Center engineering jobs that the space agency once contemplated moving to Alaba ma On the cvc of the release of the plan which is likely to cost tens of thou sands of jobs nationwide Texas law makers on Thursday met with NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin to leam of Johnsons fate Emerging from the meeting the Tcxans said the restructuring plan nicks the space center but not unfairly Goldin and the Texans declined to discuss job loss numbers or any details of the consolidation plan in advance of todays announcement I think when we have our press conference tomorrow you will see that we havent done anything Goldin who is being squeezed by both the Clinton admin istration and Congress to cut spending But he cautioned We have made some cuts they will impact human Sen Phil Gramm RTexas who hosted the meeting with Goldin and a handful of Texas lawmakers said The good news is our engineering function is going to stay at the Johnson Space We are going to see reductions like every other part of NASA but we are going to see relatively fewer reduc he added In recent days Texas lawmakers had discounted reports that NASA would move Johnsons engineering component to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Ala a proposal under review earlier this year The engineering component accounts for thousands of the Texas space centers civilian and pri vate contractor jobs The agencywide restructuring was prompted by a directive from President Clinton to prune the space agencys billion budget by billion annu ally in each of the next five years Those cuts will result in thousands of jobs lost within the space agencys work force and signif icantly more in the ranks of private contractors who do business with NASA for the Graduate Subscribe today 6259144 HUNTER JUNCTION ATTENTION CHRONIC ASTHMA 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