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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas court battle J 1 fi j i i ft FfflTily Af With difficult Prwktont Clinton The groups 16 wnendertd to the FBI and left their ranch Thursday night ending the loogest aimed siege in modem history and avoiding the bloodshed of Waco and Ruby Ridge The siege it the remote ranch the group called Jus tus township lasted 81 days They am out m their own vehicles meeting the FBI at the compound entrance Some hugged before being putted down arid escorted unhtnd cuffed to transport vans Others formed a circle holding hands and bowed their heads in prayer As two vans and a sedan carrying the Freemen left the 0acre ranch for and theYeDowstone Coun ty Jail all FBI agent in a following vehicle waved an American flag out the window an apparent gesture of triumph And a few minutes later a half dozen FBI agents drove to sentry where Freemen lookouts had peered at them for more than 11 wedcs One of the agents climbed onto the trailer parked there and hauled down a Confederate battle flag the extremists had hoisted earlier in the day Fourteen Freemen m jail IJM were expected to appear in federal court today they face in bogus checks and threatening to kill a federal judge tfcj two people not facing charget wives of Freemen memoafi parted the group on the to BilKngs It was not clear where the women went after arriving at die Since March a total of 633 federal agents totaled irt and out of the working 12hour shifts said FBI Agent Thomas T Kubks the local FBI commander There were up to 150 in the Jordan area at any one time FBI Director Louis J Freeh lauded the policy ofpatience and resolute ness that he credited for die outcome We will all say a little prayer tonight for this peaceful settlement of a difficult President Clinton told a state dinner Thursday night After fighting a long hard Michael Kocian age 312 plsaed away follow in the Saints Peter Paul May in Houston Michael Catholic j was born May in Houston Visitation begins after 2 Fri v vived by rriany loving relatives and friends locally by his mother Anne McCoy thia and Mark Keith his nieces and nephew Sarah Michelle and Aaron Keith and his Mother Robert Kocian A memorial service is scheduled for June 15 at the Shiner Catholic the charity of ones choice Doeppenschmldt Funeral SUprwm T Cemetery Memorials may be made J A J J i 1 Kvwyn QlMM Evelyn Glass of New Braunfels died Wednesday June in Cotnal County lit Ail age of yean She was bom June in New Braunfels tojGilbert A Hartmann and Hulda Texas Today Smith PrvttUMd To Sign J5AN ANTONlp AP A con gressman from San Antonio says he will noKbow to pressure from anti abortion groups and sign an antiabor tion pledge in order to become a dele gate to the Republican National Con vention Rep Laniar Smith whose name was submitted by Bob Doles nrgaiiifatifm fftrrntifirntifm as a nation al his congressional dis trict is being pressured to sign the pledge Smith who has supported abortion rights said will not sign although he wants to be a national del egate Antiabortion groups want national delegates from Texas congressional districts to sign a pledge to support the strong antiabortion language from the 1992 Republican platform They also want delegates to vow to back only a prolife vice presidential CtoeMon CkHKtod By Ruling WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Courts latest strike against use of race as a dominant factor in drawing legislative district boundaries has prompted an electionyear puzzle How wfll next years crop of Texas House members be selected Generalelection upheaval potential ly looms for Texas state officials con wake of the Supreme Courts ruling Thursday that three predominately minority congressional districts in Hous ton and Dallas are unconstitutional The central question now is whether the November congressional elections must be conducted under a new redis tricting plan If so results of the March primaries and April runoffs in districts whose lines are changed would be thrown out That would mean new pri maries and possibly runoffs under a rushed calendar Boundary changes to the three unconstitutional districts would have a ripple effect extending to neighboring Call 6293311 For Pickup Window Cable Guy uauuananea districts though the number isnt yet known While Republicans applauded the ruling and the potential for new elec tions in some or many of Texas 30 House districts Democrats decried the effect and said the current plan should be used in November State QOM AhMMl with CM After Judges MuNng AUSTIN AP Texas will push ahead with its billion federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry after a state judge put on hold an industry lawsuit mat had sought to fend off the case We now essentially have the green light to proceed in the federal court which is really what we have been arguing all Texas Attorney General Dan Morales said Thursday But State District Judge Joseph Hart refused Morales request to dismiss tobacco companies state lawsuit against him in which the industry claimed he oversteps his authority in the federal case GUAPALUPES MEXICAN furday Nights 5 to 10 Saturday June 15 No cover PURE HEART If you can find Dam you can find us For Info ciall 9O72260 or 0009232373 1 Restaurant Swiss Cuisine In a Country Setting Fondues Sunday Champagne Brunch Wine Cellar Elegant evening dining upstairs or Informal downstairs dining lunch or dinner Indoors or on our scenic patio 2109804396 27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd Barbeque Now Open 7 days a week All You Can Eat Every Friday Night Dine In Only to Hospice New Braunfels or Alamo f Hoffrnann Hartmann She married Arm Resource Center Benjamin Pete Glass Sept He preceded her in death Feb 24 1973 She was a telephone operator for over 40 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co and was a volunteer worker at the Little Church at La Vil lita for many years She is survived by numerous cousins Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Louis W Buddy Hart mann on Feb Funeral services will be at Saturday June at Doeppen schmidt Funeral Home with the Rev Cleo Edmunds and the Rev David L Groos officiating Burial will be at the Comal Cemetery Visitation began at 6 Thursday arid continues until ser vice time on Saturday Memorials may be sent to The Historical Church of La Villita 508 Paseo del La Villita San Antonio Texas 78205 or Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Box 58 Gonzales Texas 78629 or to BtiMvto Y Aldantat Sf Ernesto Y Aldana age 87 of New Braunfels died Thursday June 13 1996 at the Arboretum He was born September in San Anto nio Texas to Pedro Aldana and Vic toria Ybarbo Aldana He married Inez Aldana who preceded him in death in 1978 He was a member of the Wood men of the World and the Holy Fami ly Catholic Church Survivors are sons and daughtersinlaw Robert and Elida Aldana of Midland Texas Gilbert and Esperanza Aldana of New Braunfels Ernesto and Mary Aldana Jr of Del Rio Texas daughters and soninlaw Janie Cantu Irene and Guadalupe Cas taneda all of New Braunfels 17 grand children and 26 greatgrandchildren A rosary will be recited at 7 Friday June 14 at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel Funeral mass is sched uled for Saturday at 10 am at die Holy Elizabeth Ducky StephensS Koehler of New Braunfels died JttteJ 13 1996 at Kirkwood Manor at till age of 79 She was bom Jan 25 1917 in Hutto Texas to Hiram Stephens76 and Alice Robinson Stephens Shi married Elwood Koehler in 1942 in1 Balboa Canal Zone Panama He oreJ ceded in death in 1969 A New Braunfels resident since 1977 she was a housewife and a member of the1 Methodist faith She was a member the Order of the Eastern Star at Texas K She is survived by her sister Mary51 Jo Walker of Austin two nephews arid three nieces Graveside service will be at 2 Saturday June 15 1996 at Cemetery in Hutto Texas with the Rev Judy Seewald officiating tion began at 8 Friday and conv tinues until 11 Saturday at Doep penschmidt Funeral Home may be given to the charity of choice Doeppenschmidt Funeral Hilda Funeral arrangements are pending71 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home New Braunfels for Hilda who died at Leon Valley Lodge in San0 Antonio on Friday June 14 afX the age of 99 years S Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 1 Seventh fire yields few clues tries citys patience By MELISSA WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer GREENVILLE Texas AP Every day this week Greenville resi dents have wakened to new reports of suspicious fires But after the first wave of grief and anger at blazes at two black churches the mood seems to have shifted to dis gust and exasperation at what many suspect are copycat crimes I think theyre getting on the band wagon said a black 66yearold farmer selling vegetables at the farmers market near the courthouse square Police and fire officials say there is nothing linking all seven fires a string that began with the church firesf overnight Sunday and continued with0 fires mostly at vacant buildings town through Thursday morning A police dog searching the site of latest blaze which consumed the abanIP doned Nutrena Feeds store found two items that could help whether the fire was intentionally 3OtH Anniversary Sale ftow through June 29th 4 X jpakt Storewide Savin on Fine Home Furnishings including special orders does not apply to previous purchases Johnson Furniture Co 283 South Seguin Avenue New Braunfels 6255321 w New Braunfels Black Heritage Society Presents Juneteenth Celebration Saturday June AH Proceeds go to High School Scholarships Contact Nathan Mlllett at The Greater Hispanic Chamber Office or Mora Information 6069636
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