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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZettung 0 Thursday July Delivering the promise of democracy Bob Krueger United States Ambassador Burundi entertained mote than 500 Burundian cit zens dignitaries and diph mats at his residence evening of July 4 He spot to them in French what freedom means America and to the strug gling democracy ofBuntn di The names Nyambuyi Kayanza and Cibitoke are strange to us The ideas hopes and dreams addresses are the same cherish and struggle Ministers representatives of the people of Burundi your excellenci men cs ladies and gentlc The American comminity in Burundi wel comes you and thanks ycu for coming to share with us our national day I ike July 1 the nation al day of Burundi our national day is a day of Independence It marks ourselves from rule by a tie to Bob Krueger Ambassador Krueger ones we in America to i phold he day we separated foreign power But July 4 marks more than just the end of rule by a foreign power Like July 14 the national day of France t marks the day that ended the despotism of nale by a small privi leged class And it began the principle of equal res ject for each individ lovernment based on ual The French their revolution spoke of their hopes cgalitd We in our revolution similarly said We hold these truths to be selfevident That all men arc created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among theseare life liberty and the pursuit of In the midst of Americas Civil War our President Abraham Lincoln asked whether any nation conceived and dedicated to the proposi tion that all men are created equal could long endure History has answered Lincoln with a resounding response yes In every part of the world from the seacoasts of Japan across the vast plains and mountains of Russia and from the cities of Europe to the villages of South Africa nations everywhere arc embracing democracy According to their cultures they practice democracy in various ways But democracy everywhere more or less follows Abraham Lincolns simple definition govern ment of the people by the people for the peo ple Today two things are clear One that demo cratic nations enjoy the highest standards of living material and spiritual of any nations on the globe And two that once people have enjoyed the liberty that is the companion of democracy they never again voluntarily give up government of by and for ALL people in exchange for a government of by and for only a few of the people A conflict between those two ideas gov ernment for ALL people versus government for a FEW people is what caused and sus tained Americas Civil War That war took more lives destroyed more families created more suffering bitterness and unhappincss than anything in our nations history But democra cy won And since then democracy has con tinuously won the hearts and minds of the vast majority of people across the globe Today Burundi wrestles with this same tone choice Will it join the mainstream of nations propelled on the currents of respect for life and liberty so that happiness and a better life can be pursued by all Burundians Or will the pursuit be the pursuit of Burun di citizens across the hillsides of Nyambuye Kayanza and Cibitoke The God who created us all did not limit virtue or vice to one nation nor to one group within any nation Therefore power and author ity in government cannot be limited to one group It must be shared or destruction will inevitably follow There are groups in Burundi today at each extreme that would keep power entire ly to themselves They would rather destroy the nation than treat others as equals And they blame democracy for the turmoil which they themselves create In that process they are denying prosperity education advancement and liberty to their fellow countrymen but also to themselves And as they enchain others they enchain themselves and their children and grandchildren who will inherit their legacy of vengeance violence and death The vast majority of Burundians of all groups want peace and want to live in har mony with their neighbors They want to be able to walk safely in any neighborhood Kamenge or Ngagara Kinama Buyenzi or Cibitoke They have not freely chosen to live in separate neighborhoods They have been driven there those of all ethnicities by fear This fear is Burundis greatest enemy It stalks the homes of Nygkabiga and Kamenge of Mutanga Nord and Mutangc Sud with equal strength It haunts the one who carries a gun as much as one who carries a hoe And it will not be chased away from within mens minds by bullets or threats It does not matter which end of a gun a man holds at each end there is fear These people wanting peace and that is the greatest number of Burundians of all groups will have to speak out boldly now if they wish to defend the liberties they saw as the promise of democracy just two years ago Too often the press radio and public state ments contain extremist words of accusation while voices of those who want moderation and reconciliation are not heard Burundians must choose for themselves whether they wake up each morning to the songs of birds or the sounds of gunfire whether they listen to the voices of vengeance or the words of peace The country is too small to be divided It is in the selfinterest of all to recog nize that no group can advance separately All must proceed together or be left lying alone by the side of the road In this effort the United States is ready to walk beside you to assist in ways that enhance your strength and dignity and propel you toward a better life The has no commer cial interests here And no interests for our own defense and security Every American who is here is here personal choice We arc here because we care about thepeople of Burundi because we know that all men and women are brothers and sisters and because we believe in democracy as the best form of government for advancing that brotherhood We know by our own national experience that people of many different backgrounds can live together and form on prosperous nation with a single purpose That purpose it to have a society that values life liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all its citizens We will always stand ready to work with you for that cause And in t hat spirit I ask you to raise your glasses in a toast to Burundi to the United States and to democracy for all our people Thank you New officers The Order of the Eas ern Star held its installation of new offi cers for the 199596 year on July 17 Mrs Elaine Gaskins was installed as the Worthy Matron and Mr Virgil Gaskins as the Worthy Patron picti red to the Mrs Pamela Jameson was installed as the Associate Matron and Mr James Connally as the Associate Patron DEAR ABBY lam having a problem with my She copies everything I do hair she cuts hers grow she lets hers gro v She wears the same perfume I wear and takes up the same hobbies I I remodeled my bedroom by myself so she had a Retired and Senior Volunteer Program plans bus tour The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program sponsored by Texas Luther an College in Seguin has a wonderful bus tour planned for Sept 19 through Oct 4 1995 This trip is open to the public and is called Kaleidoscope of Fall The main destination is New England and the Amish Country Tour high lights include guided tours of the Amish Country Bennington Rock of Ages Rock Quarry Mt Washing ton Lexington and Concord and the building in Charleston W Va Also included will be the Norman Rockwell Museum Maple Grove Museum in Vermont Hancock Shak er Village Stratton Arts Festival extended touring of Vermont Mt Washington Cog Railway the Mayflower II The Breakers at New port Mystic Seaport the Music Mansion at Gatlinburg the scenic drive along Kangamangus Highway the 10Mile Drive at New port and a farewell celebration of Cajun music and food Included in the price of per person for a double occupancy room is also deluxe Ker rville Motorcoach transportation bag gage handling the services of a pro fessional Kerrvillc Tours director can cellation insurance and taxes and gra tuities on included items A deposit is required at the time of making your reservation which must be done by July 15 1995 The remainder is due by July There are currently approximately 10 seats available so please let us hear from you as soon as possible To make your reservation or for a complete itinerary please call 210379 0300 and speak with Steve Doerr or TedWolber omans friend is near but not close Personals If I cut my f I let mine professional decorator remodel hers Everyone thinks we are best friends but I dont trust her Because of this we never talk about anything like best friei ds do When we get together its jus small talk Ive tried for a long ime to get to know her better and ergage in more meaningful conversations but she changes the subject fbruptly and gets defensive Abby Im confused acts like shes my best have the feeling tha shes competing with me and trying to top me What do yc u think NO NAME OR W PLEASE DEAR NO NAMl 3 Its said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but I can understand why yoi find your friends copycat behavior annoying Let her know how you feel and ask that she please not let it happen again If it continues to happen spend far less time with her We DEAR ABBY women who work to been married for fou has been ma years In spite of our a we both find the same for us when we go 1 evening not a 1 how our day was bu because she friend but I deep down are two gether Ive years and ried for 29 e difference hing waiting tome in the who asks a husband who asks When will supper be ready While we cook they read the newspaper and after supper while we clean up they snooEe We both keep our mouths shut because we realize there are worse things in marriage than this We would love to come home to husbands who contribute as much to a marriage as we do We are interesting and attractive women Does anyone have a solution short of starting World War III Please no lectures on how some women would love to have a man to cook for after working 10 hours a day or how much they miss the sound of his snoring on the couch JILL AND JANE NOT OUR REAL NAMES DEAR JILL AND JANE There is more hope for you Jill than there is for Jane A 29 yearold bad habit is more diffi cult to break Have you ever let your hus band know that doing the job alone is more than you can han dle or suggested that he set the table whip the cream for the strawberry shortcake or help with the dishes afterward If you havent please do or dont complain DEAR ABBY I really enjoyed the letter from the 70yearold lady who wants to give herself a birth day party requesting no gifts Now thats my kind of woman Those are the kind of people who make this world such a great place She doesnt sit around waiting for others to entertain her she enter tains them If she lives to be a 100 shell never be lonely Many folks her age are sitting around waiting to die but life is for the living and that is what shes doing God bless her I hope she blesses this old world for many years and I also hope her 70th birthday party will be the first of many FRANKARAFAS CLEARWATER FLA DEAR ABBY We have two sons One is 14 and the other is 11 They recently asked us if they could get their heads shaved They tell us that all their friends are doing it and it is the in thing right now Both sets of grandparents say this is part of growing up When we were their age fellows wore their hair down to their shoulders Should we allow our sons to shave their heads CONCERNED PARENTS DEAR CONCERNED Shav ing the head may be the in thing but in some areas it is also the gang thing If children adopt gang styles even if they are not involved in gang activities they can put themselves at risk Gangs dont take kindly to nonmembers who copy them and rival gangs attack members of other gangs The principal of your chil drens school or your local police department can tell you if shaved heads are dangerous in your community John Wesley Bartram son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Bartram of New Braunfels received a bachelor of arts degree in German and History from Texas University in Col lege Station this May He graduated with the distinguished honor of summa cum laude only earned by 90 students out of a graduating class of over During his years at he was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Soci ety and the Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society He studied abroad for three summers was a recipient of the Jarnes Earl Rudder Normandy Schol arship and numerous academic incen tive scholarship awards and two life time achievement awards for service to the German Club and Aggie Komodi anten He was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity where he was the most outstanding new member of the Alpha Alpha Pledge Class of 1990 was a photojournalist for the Battalion Newspaper president of the German Club for 199394 and 199495 and belonged to the Fencing Club and Aggie Komodianten John graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1990 Donnetta Baggett of New Braunfels and Kalaya Minatra of Seguin were listed on the spring 1995 semester Vice Presidents Honor Roll at the University of Mary HardinBay lor for achieving gradepoint averages of or better Robert Andrew Zipp son of Mr and Mrs Ronald D Zipp of New Braunfels and Ms Diane M Zipp of San Antonio has been selected as Scholastic Corporal for Unit B2 at Texas University for the school year 199596 as he posted a grade point average for the 1995 spring semester He has again been selected to the COMMANDANTS HONOR ROLL in the Corps of Cadets Robert will be given a certificate and will have his name posted on the Honor Roll Board in the Corps of Cadets Center in the fall semester Charles A Stephens II of Canyon Lake has been appointed Vice Chair of the Solo Practitioners Small Firms Committee in the General Prac tice Section of the American Bar Asso ciation The General Practice Section rep resents approximately lawyers throughout the country most of whom are in the private practice of law The sections 54 committees serve the sec tion and its members by providing information and networking opportu nities and ensuring that the section car ries out its mission Charles A Stephens II was appoint ed to this position for a period of one year beginning at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the ABA in Chica go in Aug 1995 and ending at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the ABA in Orlando in Aug 1996 The appointment was announced by Incoming Section Chair John W Clark a solo practitioner in Dallas In announcing the appointment Mr Clark said Our committees are the backbone of the section If they are not led by able and committed volun teer lawyers the work of the section grinds to a halt As vice chair Charles A Stephens II se an important management role and is responsible in the final analysis for the successful operation of the committee In accept ing this appointment Charles A Stephens II has committed to work diligently and without compensation on behalf of the section The selection of vice chair is a tribute to the leader ship which Charles A Stephens II has shown among lawyers at the national The people of the Canyon Lake area are well acquainted with Charles A Stephens II through his work with the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce having served as director of that orga nization in 1991 third vice president in 1992 second vice president in 1993 and finally president of that organi zation in 1994 Mr Stephens is also known for his work on the Water Oriented Recre ation District of Comal County as well as his activity in the Economic Devel opment Council and many other civic responsibilities Eric D Esquibel of New Braun fels was named to the Deans Honor List at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame Indiana for the spring 1995 semester Students named to the Deans Hon or List must have earned a semester average of or higher while carrying a minimum of 12 hours credit County Records County CpurtAtLaiw The following are dispositions of Civil cases in the Comal County Court aLaw Ellen Teresa Laubacli vs David Lee Laubach breach of contract judgment notice o nonsuit Jourdanton State Banlc vs David Patrick Brown and wife Virginia Kayc Brown suit on debt judgment for plaintiff final nonjury James E Connolly Jr and wife JPixie Connolly vs Larry i Daniels and Tcrri Daniels ages judgment forplaintifi final non jury Bacse Mcnelcy Inc DBA Williams Heating and Air Conditioning vs Cathy Hadlock suit on debt notice of nonsuit Sears Roebuck and Company vs Madalyn Renobato suit on debt judg ment for plaintiff default judgment First Financial Bank FSB vs Stew art A Turman and Elna A Turman breach of contract judgment for plain tiff default judgment against Stewart A Turman judgment for defendant notice of nonsuit for Elna A Tur Texas Commerce Bank vs Ray L Peek suit on debt judgment for plaintiff default judgment Deaths Randall Randy Voigt 53 of New Braunfels Died June Olivia M Villela 82 of New Braunfels Died June 26 1995 Regina Josephine Knust Kuretsch 89 of New Braunfels Died June Socorro C Castilleja 82 of New Braunfels Died June Olivia Rebecca Rice 97 of New Braunfels Died June Harry Ruetz 72 of Schertz Died June 28 1995 Manuel H Campos 67 of New Braunfels Died June Sarah Rae Nowotny 12 of New Braunfels Died June Marriages The following people were married with licenses from Comal County Frederick Joseph Koelzcr and Lor raine Lacy Palmieri of San Antonio Felip Zielinski and Beverly Ernest Blackmon of Schertz Michael Anthony Dohcrty and Penelope Jane Church of New Braun fels M Cromwell Jr and Cyn thia M Gardner of Spring Branch Ronald Gale Robinson Jr and Eliz abeth Hcrrcra of New Braunfels Christopher Derrick Deady and Sandra Michelle Lowe of Canyon Lake Thomas James Hildcbrand and Trisha Ann Murley of New Braunfels James Damn Schrocder and Kylu Marie Garza of San Antonio Hayncs Roger Lagerquist and Anna Merriell Pond of Canyon Lake Samuel Harrison Lowery and Christy Lynn Brooks of Bulvcrde Cullcn Andrew Skulton and Rhon da Lynctte Schcel of Universal City Patrick Darren Patterson and Jen nifer Kem Hinton of Seguin Jason Russell Jccmenck and Catherine Emma Heliums of Sun Anto nio Alford Kirby Burrow and Carol Louise Trimble of New Braunfels James Orr Duckctt Jr and Dcbra Kay Dcaring of Canyon Lake Gregory Lynn Bridgcwater and Priscilla Lynn Aguirrc of New Braun fels Stephen Michael Richardson and Jennifer Dawn Cornclison of New Braunfels Shannon Lee Bachman and Janet Rcnec Knccsc of New Braunfels
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