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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 0 HeraldZeitung 0 Wednesday December Opinion To talk with Managing Editor pougLoveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 Opinion Online contact To submit tetters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungs address is HZeitung@AOL.com News is Betty Medsger journalism educator 1994 EDITORIAL Kudos and more Kudos Health workers volunteers for Habitat for Humanity recognized for their efforts Jean Hill would like to thank the care givers and doctors who have looked after her mother Johnnie Crenwelge who resides at Kirkwood Manor Hill sends her thanks to care giver Dora Perez Dr William Reeves and Dr Vernon Colbin who have been making house calls for her mother for a couple of years Hill said these individuals have touched my Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who were a part of Main Factors in Dallas donating three lots to Habitat Linda Haugh the spark that set it all in motion She real ized that the community and HFH could use the lots a lot more quickly than the commercialresidential sectors She advised Main FactorsDallas that although she would receive a com mission on a sale HFH could make use for them NOW George Spaniel Main Factors Bart Bartholomew Habitat for Humanity He took the ball and convinced Main Factors that this was the way to go He facilitated the transfer from Main Factors Judi Bailey LandTex Title She did a 48 hour turnaround on the title work gratis John Dierksen and Julie Erben They did legal work and title preparation gratis We greatly appreciate Main Factors benevolence and esteem for Habitat for Humanity and for the city of New Braunfels Kudos is a regular feature of the HeraldZeitung If you would like to recognize someone or some organization for their actions write us at New Braunfels HeraldZeitung KUDOS 707Landa New Braunfels TX Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Retail Advertising Accounting Hall Circulation Ann Avery Production Joyner City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeiiung USPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the Npw Braun fels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six mpnths one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six mpnths one year Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays oi by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeituiig Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Fischer bids farewell to store By BRYAN WEIDNER Special to the HeraldZeitung On Nov 27 1995 our community and family said goodbye to the last pulse in a lifetime heritage known as Fischer Store Its death was long in com ing like a cancer eating away progress brought its end The last store building was built in 1902 but started in 1866 was the third in a succession of build ings used for the store and in 1875 a post office was started to serve its patrons While I watched over the years the store portion closed and now the post office move was the last casualty but never theless very painful to me The months preceding saw the shelves cleared of old books ledgers and records that contain the history of the family and stores past Herman Herman and Willie Fis cher their wives children grandchildren and so on all had a claim to that heritage in the store On Nov realized I could attend all of my ancestors funerals in one day The stories handed down to my grandfather Arnold B Fischer to my mother and to me will still live on as will the wonderful photographs that my grandfather took as a young boy However never again will I be able to walk the old wood floors look at the records even the dust of years that I once thought of as a perpetual heartbeat of my ances tors I can still remember the best greatuncle anyone could have Eddie Fischer giving me RC Colas and Fritos which I would feed to Jack his dog while seat ed in a window seat I can still remember Ottmar Schlameus asleep or leaning back in his cowhide ladderback chair Surely Nov 27 was the last Fis cher wake for the generations past My grandfather whom I never met was not a well remembered member of the Fischer clan for lat The Fischer Store er in life he fell prey to alcoholism However even a fallen soul has some inerit for after all he had the love of his parents brothers sister wife child and this grandson He had helped save all those memories put to rest today The stories he passed on and his pho tographs will become his and Fischer Stores immor tality in the future these are the reasons this was a personally sad have a goal that my grandfa thers memory will be a positive one and live on in the publication of his stories and pictures In the months and years to come you will hear these stories and others see those pictures and others of this fam ilys heritage along with other families in this part of Comal County as a book is being written by the Canyon Lake Historical Committee If you are inter ested in sharing your familys stories in this endeav or please contact us through the Canyon Lake Cham ber of Commerce 1 ic cuanered a JGT TO HOKG KDHG iwr ef cotoce on Energy Clinton in new fight with GOP over lawsuit bill By RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer Analysis WASHINGTON AP Stung by a surprise veto Republicans are promising to quickly override President Clintons llthhour rejection of a bill restricting class action security fraud lawsuits Issued scarcely 30 minutes before a midnight Tuesday deadline the veto carries great political implications for the president The bill was strongly backed by powerful executives of hightechnology firms many of whom are key political contributors But the president faced a lastminute lobbying blitz from liberal Democrats consumer groups and plaintiffs attorneys another major contributor to Democratic causes and Clintons campaigns Two senior White House aides political chief Harold Ick es and attorney Bruce Lindsey urged Clinton to who reject the bill ev intended to sign Opponents argae that the rollback in invest r curtail costly fri Republicans pass the bill in th 30 said the veto We will almo said Mich lican leader Re could come this each chamber would be requin Knowing the t tain a veto Clint 2n after the president indicated he t bill would mark a sharp s rights Proponents said it would olous lawsuits forged a bipartisan coalition to House 322102 and the Senate 65 vould not stick 5t immediately schedule an override lie Davis a spokesman for Repub i Dick Armey RTexas A vote veek she said A twothirds vote in of members present and voting d to overturn the veto 11s passed with enough votes to sus n said in a statement Tuesday night Tpday In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday Dec 20 the 354th day of 1995 There are eleven days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Dec 20 1803 the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formal ly transferred from France to the United States dur ing ceremonies in New Orleans On this date In 1790 the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket In 1820 Missouri imposed a bachelor tax on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50 The tax 1 a year In 1860 South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union In 1864 Confederate forces evacuated Savannah as Union Gen William T Sherman continued his march to the sea In 1879 Th strated his inca In istration announ Jan 1 1946 In 1963 the time to West B visits to relative In 1978 Haldeman wa 18 months for In 1987 mo explosion whi Philippine pas imas A Edison privately demon descent light at Menlo Park jars ago the Office of Price Admin ed the end of tire rationing effective Vector off Minldoro In 1989 the Just Cause se the govemmen Ten years Nantes Franc who had seize surrendered ur Berlin Wall was opened for the first irliners who were allowed oneday in the Eastern sector for the holidays former White House chief of staff released from prison after serving js role in the Watergate coverup e than people died in a double ti occurred when the Dona Paz a enger ship collided with the tanker island United States launched Operation ding troops into Panama to topple of General Manuel Noriega go A 35hour hostage ordeal in came to an end as three gunmen a courtroom during a robbery trial conditionally and released the last of he would sign a security reform bill if changes were made The president supports the goals of this legislation but hes unwilling to sign legislation that would have the effect of closing the courthouse door on investors who have legitimate spokesman David Johnson said The bill would have become law at midnight with out the presidents veto It was the 10th veto of Clin tons presidency and the fourth this week the White House said Clinton struggled with the decision for days sig naling his support last week but leaning toward a veto Monday He met with aides Tuesday evening to solid ify his thinking and discuss how to explain a veto It was a nowin decision The veto angers valuable Silicon Valley allies but signing the bill would have upset traditional Democratic Party constituents their captives Five years ago Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze shocked Soviet lawmakers by announcing liis resignation warning that dictatorship is One year ago Former President Jimmy Carter succeeded in getting Bosnias warring factions to agree to a temporary ceasefire Intel announced it would replace all flawed Pentium computer chips Marcelino Corniel a homeless man was shot and mortally wounded by White House security officers as he brandished a knife near the execution mansion Former Secretary of State died in Athens at age 85 Todays Birthdays Movie director George Roy Hill is 73 Actress Jenny Agutter is 43 Thought for Today You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me one man to remember me just once a Damon Runyan American writer   

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