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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sunday June State and National News Kelly supporters pack hearing FORT WORTH Texas AP Thousands of military workers and citizens joined with Oov tieorge W Push and other lawmakers Saturday in the fight to protect Texas and Oklahoma bases from the Pentagons hit list Sporting blue shirts about members of Team Kelly arrived in 30 buses to support Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio before a regional hearing of the Base Closure and Realignment Com mission Closing the base would have a scalding effect on San Antonios economy said Jose Villarreal a mem ber of the mayors BRAC task force He estimated that one in five of the citys Hispanics would be unemployed as a result Also on the agenda were discussions on Laughlin AFB in Del Rio and the Air Force Reserve compo nent at Naval Air Station Fort WorthJoint Reserve This Is more than jobs This is pur cultural I f Linda Barrera Kelly employee Base in Texas and Tinker AFB and Vance AFB in Oklahoma Closing Kelly would virtually destroy our His panic community Yes I said he testified Nearly half of all middleclass Hispanics in San Antonio would lose their jobs if the Kelly depot were to Kelly the largest of the threatened Texas installa tions was also foremost on lawmakers minds Kelly is the forefront of providing meaningful employment of Texas said Bush ing Kelly will have a severe impact in the employ ment of Hispanics throughout the Air The base employs 45 percent of the Hispanics that are in the Air Force Kelly escaped the com missions gallows in 1993 but the nearly civilian and military jobs there were again placed in jeopardy last month Of those are part of the San Antonio Air Logistics Center which was given lowefficiency marks in one study As an old economics professor I would give any student an F who turned in such a said Sen Phil Gramm who expressed confidence earlier this week that Texas bases on the hit list have a chance of survival Fighting back tears 13year Kelly employee Lin da Barrera said My grandfather worked there when it was known as Duncan Field This is more than jobs This is part of our cultural Texas Briefs Woman Convicted In Shooting Of Peeping Tom Qlven OneYear Sentence AUSTIN AP Jurors who gave an Austin woman the maximum penal ty for killing a man she said was peep ing in her apartment window said they wanted to assess more time than the oneyear county jail sentence A Travis County jury convicted Jolie K Blackburn 25 on Thursday of criminally negligent homicide a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail They sentenced her to a year in jail and a fine Friday Jurors said they convicted Ms Blackburn because she was in no imminent danger when she shot Anthony Steadman 34 in the back on Feb We have to send a signal to peo said juror Donald Jennings We have to show that you cant just pick up a gun at any time and blow some body Ms Blackburn told police she heard noises outside her apartment and inves tigated with her semiautomatic pistol in tow Douglas Finally to Benefit from Notorious Drug Tunnel TUCSON Ariz AP Douglas residents will be gaining something positive from discovery five years ago of a sophisticated tunnel for smug gling Colombian cocaine The property the tunnel ran beneath is being turned over to the city and a building on it will be used for Douglas first domestic violence shelter The nowsealed tunnel about 30 feet underground extended nearly the length of a football field north from a secret entrance beneath a house in Agua Prieta Mexico to a material supply warehouse in Douglas Both were owned by fugitive businessman Francisco Rafael CamarenaMacias His property on a city block in Dou glas abutting the border including an office building and valued at about will be transferred Wednes day from the Customs Service spokeswoman Pamela Previte OBrien said Friday The building will be renovated as a shelter for battered women It will be operated by the Douglas Task Force to Stop Domestic Violence Zulu conflict escalates again threatens Mandelas government DURBAN South Africa AP The green hills and gulliedtownships iff Natal are running with Zulu blood endangering South Africas fragile unity and exposing the limits of Nelson Mandela as a peace maker V Gunmen spray bullets at commuter trains peace marches degenerate into ijunning battles hit squads slay fami lies and torch their huts Scores die each month in the latest flareup of the Zulu civil war and everyone expects it to get worse J I almost wish we could go back to ijie white government because our ijeaders are not doing as they said Efram Mhlongo an Ojrganizer of the Zulu nationalist Freedom Party All they want do is see themselves on More than any blackwhite griev ance the conflict in KwaZuluNatal Wovince threatens stability in Man Melas new South Africa Parliament and Cabinet lurch from crisis to crisis 6ver it and the normally soothing pres ftlent has grown increasingly belli empire was founded in the early 19th dentury by die legendary warrior Sha X The bloodletting pits warrior people vwith a proud history against each oth er They battle under the colors of Political parties that represent choices Between tradition and modernity crime competition for jobs ynd a traditional love of fighting also in Tensions have been further raised by jockeying for local elections in November that will determine grass fbots power in the province one side sits Inkatha headed Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi He to represent Zulu traditions inspect for family and the tribal struc jjure of chiefs and village leaders have endured since the Zulu On the other Mandelas African National Congress preaches a mul tiracial modern state without group privileges ideals that appeal to more educated Zulus but threaten many anxious to maintain tribal iden tity In the past decade the war between the Zulus claimed more than lives but often went unnoticed next to the larger black struggle against white minority rule This time is different the whites are out of power and fissures among South African blacks are exposed for all to see The sparks have smoldered since Buthelezi leading the countrys sec ond largest black party agreed to par ticipate in South Africas first allrace election last year on condition that international mediators later would settle Inkatha s demands for provincial autonomy and special status for the Zulu kingdom Mandela and the ANC captured the country Buthelezi and Inkatha won KwaZuluNatal But Mandela has refused to start mediation calling the matter an internal one that can be set tled with talks between the parties The ANC has never accepted the IFP Inkatha won in said Inkatha secretarygeneral Ziba Jiyane They can deal with the white par ties but they believe in black politics they should be the only With the friction between the lead ers came fresh attacks and clashes on the battlegrounds in KwaZuluNatal Since late April killings have occurred at the rate of one to 10 a day often around weekend funerals for victims of violence the previous week POOLSIDE HAUS A store you must see to believe 48 Table 4 Chairs All Aluminum Frame Will Never Rust All Weather Sling Fabric 6250221 EXIT1840NIH35S New Braunfels Round Rock to get phone competition AUSTIN AP A subsidiary of a national communications company will be the first to take advantage of Texas new telecommunications law which allows competition in local tele phone service As early as January Time Warner Cable plans to challenge monopoly Southwestern Bell Telephone Co with local and business telephone service in the town of Round Rock located just north of Austin We are eager to go ahead and enter the business and were prepared to do Bill Carey president of the Austin division of Time Warner Cable told the Austin AmericanStatesman Time Warner Cable owns both Time Warner Communications a telephone unit and Austin Cable Vision which sells cable television service The company is spending about million to upgrade its Round Rock cable television network which also will carry the telephone signals It also plans to install a million central office switch which controls telephone service at its Austin head quarters Time Warner a communications conglomerate based in New York hasnt set its monthly telephone rates but Carey indicated they would be less than Southwestern Bells Two things are going to have to be superior to the local telephone com pany One is the service itself and the other is the Carey told the news paper Friday We recognize that this is not an area that we can afford to go into and fail even in a small way Were going to have to really impress Customers will not be required to buy cable television service to get a Time Warner telephone line and they will not have to change their phone numbers if they switch companies he said But other aspects of the service such as billing and customer service plans are still being discussed Time Warners 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