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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltung g Friday November O 5A cancels shuttle space walk Names in the News By MICHELLE COIDM Associated Press Writer SPACE CENTER Houston pushed They pulled They tugged They jiggled But two astronauts trying to leave the space shuttle Columbia for a spacewalk couldnt open the hatch Finally after more than two hours of struggling with the handle Thursday night Tamara Jemigan and Thomas Jones were told to take off their bulky spacesuitt and forget it for the night Today didnt go exactly as we had commander Kenneth Cockrell told Mission Jernigan and Jones could not fully rotate the handle to release the hatch which separates a cramped indoor chamber from the shuttles open cargo bay They said something seemed to be jamming the latch Im pushing as hard as I Jones said Flight director Rob Kelso said today it didnt appear debris was in the way If the problem is fixed quickly the two could perform the spacewalk as early as today NASA said Another option is to cancel both spacewalks planned for the flight which is scheduled to end on Thursday The second spacewalk was scheduled for Saturday The astronauts whohad trained for their first spacewalks for the past year took off the handle and put it back on several times That didnt help Wearing big gloves and confined in a small area the astronauts had a hard time applying much force to the handle Jones tried standing on Jemigan so she could put more force on it The chamber was repressurized so astronaut Story Musgrave could go in and check the handle with his bare hands But his luck was no better Jerry Ross the astronaut on the ground in charge of spacewalking said from his experience in orbit the hatch was easy to open Its fairly light forces overall Thats what was a little bit surprising to Ross said The force is certainly not as high as a lug wrench on a he added World Briefs vote to and religion hi politics ALGIERS Algeria AP Algerians overwhelmingly approved a constitutional referendum to ban religion in politics and expand presidential powers the government announced today Opposition parties called Thursdays election a sham and the referendum to revise the 1989 constitution a setback for democracy The referendum passed with percent of voters in favor and percent against Interior Minister MoUstafa Ben Mansour said during a brief news conference Voter turnout was 79 percent he said Ben Mansour praised the general atmosphere of enthusiasm and freedom in which this referendum took The opposition party Rally for Culture and Democracy which watched the election from outside polling centers in Oran Tlemcen I iara Annaba and Constantine estimated a nationwide turnout of only about 30 percent its director Said Sadi told The Associated Press Rwandan refugees to bo Idontmod boforo airdrop GOMA Zaire AP A Canadian foot patrol and international aid workers will try to locate thousands of Rwandan refugees in the Zairian mountains and encourage them to return home before any efforts are Were Meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees is having its annual Christmas party at 6 Monday at the New Braunfels Holiday Inn The social hour begins at 6 and dinner will be served at 7 Newly elected officers for 1997 will be installed The New Braunfels Optimist Club is having its annual Christmas party and dinner at Monday at Schwamkrugs Steakhouse A reception with dinner begins at 7 Spouses and friends are welcome The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No 2999 is having a business meeting at Monday Officers are meeting at 7 The Mission Valley Lunch Bunch is meeting at Tuesday at the Smokehouse I The Comal County Genealogy Society will have a Chrispnap party at 7 Tuesdayat theNorth Building next to Norwest Bank at 1000 N Walnut Ave Members should bring finger Drinks will be furnished Installation of new officers for 1997 will take place Members should bring interesting research for show and The GermanAmerican Society is meeting at 7 Tuesday at the American Legion Hall at 410 W Coll St The annual Christmas party is scheduled for after the short business meeting which will include the election of officers and a Wurstfest report The charge for non members is Dues for 1997 are per person and will be accepted Checks are requested For more information call Florence Riedel president of the society at 6252760 The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 163 is having its Christmas party on Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Home on Peace Avenue in New Braunfels Members are asked to call Commander Ski Haneiwich at 620 0223 or Tom Claxton at 6257443 if they plan to attend A catered meal will be served at and we need io know how much food to order Please let us know by Sunday The Fraternal Order of Eagles No 2999 past presidents are having a Christmas party at 6 Dec 6 at Eagles Hall Aerie past presidents are the hosts and all auxiliary past presidents are invited The New Braunfels Sons Lodge No 21 has resched led its Christmas party for Dec so members should RSVP to Vi inia Vetter at 6254951 The New Braunfels Lione Club is having its Christmas at 11 Dec 9 at the Herma Sons Lodge Bring a wrapped gif The Barbarossa Bowln Club is having its semiannual r u bership meeting at T9 at the club The William Hightower Chapter Sons of the American Christmas dinner a 6 Forke f Store Spouses friends and SAR members are welcome Sharon Staats American history teacher at New Braunfels High School will be the speaker The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group is meeting from to Dec 14 Everyone who has an interest in this incapacitating illness is invited Each meeting is conducted at the Comal Bowling Center 1202 Huisache which is directly behind HEB For more information call John Morrow at 6060455 The Historical Outdoor Art Braunfels meets every third Thursday of the month The next meeting will be at Dec 19 at the City Municipal Building Anyone interested in committing their time energy ideas and resources is welcome For more information contact Wayne Rahe at 60971369i Sandy A New For This Year Fresh cut coldstorage shipped Noble and Fraser Firs from award winning Tllton Valley Farm in Morton Washington We also have Texas grown Virginia pines Jim Dorothy Mercer Resident Caretakers 6294518 or 6291854 4413 Hunter Rd New Braunfek 14th Annual Christmas Showcase Arts Crafts Nov 30 Dec 1 Sat 105 Sun 105 few BraunfelsGvic Center Admission 13 Over Under 12 FREE made to airdrop supplies the leader of a multinational force said There are still vulnerable groups out there and we must find Canadian Lt Gen Maurice Baril said during a tour Thursday of the RwandaZaire Baril said the unarmed patrol would accompany aid workers on a mission today in search of the estimated refugees He said airdrops would only be used as a last resort Grand Ola Opry flnda Its way back homa at Ryman NASHVILLE Tenn AP Some Grand Ole Opry stars are going home for the holidays to the Ryman Auditorium Martina McBride Ricky Skaggs and Porter Wagoner are among those who will perform Dec 15 at the Oprys historic former home to benefit the Opry Performers Fund which helps pay for entertainers medical needs For every Opry artist the Ryman has a special home feeling and always said Opry member Jeannie Seely who is coordinating the event All of the stars on the show except Martina performed on the Opry when it broadcast from the Ryman so this is indeed a she said The Opry called the Ryman Auditorium home from 1943 until it moved to the Opryland theme park in 1974 Dole offers thanks to supportive 8yearold SEWICKLEY Pa AP Eight yearold Kelly Catalane is too young to vote but she was still disappointed that Bob Dole lost the presidential election So Kelly dropped him a consolation note which the erstwhile Republican candidate answered with a phone call I was very surprised and very happy when he said Kelly a thirdgrader in this Pittsburgh suburb Kelly was at school the first time a Dole aide called on Tuesday Her mother Liz said Kelly would be home at about Soon after Kelly arrived the phone rang The conversation lasted about four minutes Dole asked Kelly her age and whether her parents had voted for him then wished her a happy Thanksgivmp and thanked her for her letter He said it helped him very much and made him feel better about the Kelly said Have you given to the United Way SPECIAL VIEWING BY MISSION HOMES Saturday Sunday til Dusk 26 Oak Bluff 4 bath rock home on a corner in a culdesac a Grandaddy oak tree in back yd This home has it all a remote control gas fireplace custom cabinets Jacuzzi tub gas furnace water heater covered patio fenced and landscaped In ORION 2741 Diamond Trail 3 Br bath the Master br downstairs plus a great view of the hill country from the loft This home features custom cabinets wood floors in the kitchen breakfast and entry Jacuzzi tub gas furnace water heater a large covered patio a culdesac location on eac ome Representatives from 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