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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                photo Pictured are the Canyon Mddte School students sttoettd to attend the Southwest Texas Stale University Netfenei Sdence Foundation Summer Science Camp and CMS alternates Ashley Hernandez Amy Bond Mletl Reyes Tony Meaee Seth Edwards Gloria Canto Adreana Gomez and Jay Brooks Students selected to attend science camp Six Canyon Middle School seventh grade students were selected by South west Texas State University to attend die University National Science Foun dation Summer Science Camp Two additional students were chosen as alternates for camp attendance The will live in dorms at SWT while attending die fourweek Sta cy Seelhammer CMS counselor said Students will participate in a wide variety of science math computer lit eracy and communication skills class es and field research activities includ ing trips to scientific industrial facilities and museums The science camp and university pay the approximately perstu dent Seelhammer said Sev enth grade science teachers norninated a total of 12 students for the science M camp Significant aspects of the program according to the university include industrial mentors college students to work with camp participants high school teachers to help with teaching activities and involvement of parents and counselors burnings continue i i rtcially mixed church was heavily damaged early today in an arson fire the latest in a series of auspicious blazes at churches around the eOUn ty Across the country two black men charged with anon in the burning last month of a black church in North otina appeared in court today A further hearing was scheduled for July I The county sheriff declined to discuss a possible motive Portland Fire Bureau spokesman Rob Ware said investigators were not revealing what evidence they had that pointed to arson The fire at the Immanuel Free Methodist Church broke out shortly before 3 Flames destroyed the sanctuary in the Wooden building No one was hurt Its just Pastor Mark Strong said Investigators found a broken win dow on the side of the church but did not immediately say what caused it to break The church serves a congregation of about 150 people in a predominant ly black neighborhood just north of the Willamette River In North Carolina Rodney Bullock 21 and Curtis Gilbert 32 were charged Wednesday with burning a building they were remodeling at Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo about 20 miles from Whiteville in the southeastern part of the state Both men were released Wednes day Gilbert on bond and Bul lock on bond At todays hear ft wat hrtwrtkmally and thats frailly But thara was mothra Stevens Investigator ing Gilbert asked for a courtappoint ed attorney Bullock has hired his own lawyer A probable cause hearing was set for July 1 in Whiteville Sheriff Jimmy Ferguson said an anonymous tip the day after the May 23 fire led authorities to the suspects Ferguson said Gilbert was a contractor hired to remodel the former school on the church grounds and Bullock was his employee He declined to discuss a possible motive It was intentionally set and thats a said Stevens of the State Bureau of Investigation But there was no racial motive In neighboring Robeson County authorities ruled out race as a motive in the arson of the largely black Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Volunteer fire fighter Billy Shawn Baxley 17 who is white was arrested Tuesday and con fessed to starting the blaze said William Bryan assistant fire chief There have been more than 40 fires at predominantly black churches across the South since January 1995 raising fears of racism President Clinton has mobilized federal agencies to help in the investigations In the North a fire of undetermined origin damaged a racially mixed church in Portland early today Arson investigators were called to the Immanuel Free Methodist Church but Fire Bureau spokesman Rob Ware declined to speculate that the fire was Investigators found a broken win dow on the side of the church but did not immediately say what caused it to break The church serves a congrega tion of about 150 On Wednesday Berlin a fire at 100year old St Johns United Methodist Church was traced to a kitchen elec trical socket and ruled accidental Alabama Gov Fob James released statistics showing Alabama has had 38 suspicious church fires since 1990 with arrests made in 20 of them In those 20 black churches and 12 at white churches race apparently was not a motive he said National Council of Church es the American Jewish Committee and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops announced they would try to raise million to help rebuild burned black churches Con tributions already have been pouring in and a group of foundations plan to announce major grants today the groups said An Atlanta security company Masada Security said it would donate smokedetector systems and pro vide six months of free monitoring for churches in the area Also in Georgia ministers of some of Atlantas largest churches said they plan to provide 24 hour unarmed guards called Peace Keepers to deter vandalism and arson at churches GUADALUPE BASIN RIVER FLOW 61396 MANGO MVER Canyon Inflow 45cfs Release 80 cfs 60 cfs Fuss Through 20 cfs From Storage Full Res Elev 909 msl Reservoir Kiev Today 93 of Capacity San Marcos 90cfs 47 of Monthly Normt Comal Sprin 122 cfs 41 of Monthly Norm This information is provided by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority on a weekly basis during drought to provide the public with low flow conditions Ion the Guadalupe River Coleto Creek Reservoir Guadalupe River at T xi 309 9 of Monthly Norm Sun Antonio Uivur atGollad 154 cfs Sources of Flow at Victoria Total Flow 9 of Monthly Norm Canyon Reservoir Marcos Springflow Natural Baseflow Note cfs Cubic 449 msl Mean Level Reflect Sources Losses and Diversions Not Included Is due to hydroelectric operations fCalculations of of storage springflow have been adjusted to more accurately reflect conditions lysteiri ready to fine tune routes r lf I to the HeraldZeitung of the transit customer ituk force are finalizing jtheir to modify the current routes for an attempt to provide I bus service to the com i tentative start date for the will pick up workers from three spe cially designed stops and take them directly to the work site Then in the evening between and 5 NBuses will pick up employees at the work site and drop off employees where they picked up the bus in the morning For midday service a shoppers express will run from approximately more consistent and frequent service to places where more interest has been demonstrated It appears that the conference and convention traffic is best handled through special advance booking porting people by the most direct route possibk from home to shops and back vice is possible In addition the express route design can be expanded to add center stops when the need is there There is much to do between now and September when the conversion L we being corn w routes to areas t flnt dealt with tlx early on green must transfer I Untothc new express mute riders will still U able to get to downtown shops without Iirgest wifJt run thj swne routes Monday through Ewly Saturday TWs roewK that the favor of a be approved by the Main Street Trap portation Committee and a marketing plan put together to educate residents about the changes Bus stop signs must be adjusted and new route schedules printe4up Bveiyeffpit will be made to the transition to express lynn FgmWn is he city of New wont allow BoutrosGhali a second term WASHINGTON Unit ed States threatened today to use its Security Council veto if necessary to bar Boutros BoutrosGhali from a sec ond term as secretarygeneral of the United Nations I hope they will change their BoutrosGhali told reporters today in Bonn before meeting President Roman Herzog of Germany which like fellow European ally France has voiced strong support for the secre tarygeneral In Washington White House spokesman Mike McCurry about a term Egyptian diplbrnit said There is no possibility of Does that mean the United States will use its veto McCurry said At the United Nations Boutros Ghali announced his intention Wednes day to run again The secretarygen eral has decided to run for a second UN spokesman Ahmad Fawzi announced BoutrosGhali has taken this decision in view of the strong encouragement he has received from member The decision to oppose Boutros Ghali pits the administration against stalwart opposition in the United Nations likely including three of the five powers with Security Council vetoes In addition to France China and Russia probably would vote for BoutrosGhali The fifth veto belongs to Britain which has been silent on the matter After careful consideration Presi dent Clinton and the secretary of state have decided new leadership is needed in the United said State Department spokesmaji Nicholas United States will not siipport an exten sion of his term as We respect him as a very distin guished international public servant and we wish him Burns said He said Secretary of State Warren Christopher had conveyed the deci sion to BoutrosGhali In Bonn Ger man Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel said the visiting secretarygeneral gave him the impression that announce ment of the Americans rejection of a second candidacy spurred him into making public his intention to run Administration spokesmen charac terized the decision as strictly a move to bring better management to the world organization We need all of us internationally to identify someone capable of reforming the bureaucracy increasing its cost effectiveness reducing the budget and streamlining the Bums said But Washington has been at odds with BoutrosGhali over peacekeep ing policies in Somalia and Bosnia as well as over what administration offi several rnembers of Corigress 1 Additionally the United Nations and Americas relationship with it have brought strong criticism from conser vatives in the Republican party espe cially the idea of putting peace keeping troops under command The question even threatens to become an issue in the presidential campaign Sen Jesse Helms chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee and a number of Republicans and Democrats have been vocal in insisting the United Nations needs an overhaul Putting Som Joy In Someone Elses Day nt Stop Your Paper whil You are oil Vacation Rather than stopping your HeraldZeitung during your vacation well deliver your newspapers to a local nursing home of your choice and send a card along announcing your donation yOU GIVE THE WE DO THE REST Call our Circulation Department and give us the dates of your vacation and your choice of nursing homes   

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