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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Wednesday December a 3A Judge Hawaii must honor samesex marriages By BRUCE DUNFORD Associated Press Writer HONOLULU A judges ruling that Hawaii must issue marriage licenses to samesex couples didnt clear all obstacles for Ninia Baehr and Genora Dancel to get married on the slopes of Maui The state plans to continue turning away gay couples seeking marriage licenses pending its appeal Nonetheless advocates of samesex marriages nationwide were overjoyed by the ruling in a case that has already led Congress to allow other states to refuse to recognize such unions Baehr on hearing the news began sobbing and Dancel held her I knew I would cry if it was a bad decision I didnt think I would cry if it was a good depision But this was a big day for said Baehr who now lives in Baltimore with Dancel The two among three samesex couples who sued the state plan to return to Hawaii to get married Circuit Judge Kevin Changs decision Tuesday concurred with a 1993 state Supreme Court ruling that Hawaiis ban on samesex marriages violates the state constitution which prohibits gender discrimination The state asked for a stay of the injunction and Chang scheduled a hearing on the request for today The law does not discriminate on the basis of sex It makes distinctions on the basis of sexual orientation not said Deputy Attorney General Rich Eichor who represented the state during a twoweek trial in September Nothing in the constitution prohibits such Eichor has argued that the states marriage law is intended to promote the best environment for the procreation and rearing of children who thrive best when raised by their biological parents President Clinton signed a law in September that says the federal government will not recognize gay marriages and allows states to refuse to recognize such unions licensed in other states But if the Hawaii ruling is upheld gay activists would try to build upon the success and overturn the law said David Smith spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign a gay rights group based in Washington A major bridge has been crossed but the battle will he said Sixteen states have passed laws against gay marriages and two states have executive orders in place forbidding them Smith said Some gays sought to take immediate advantage of the ruling David Dudley and Edward Koh tourists from Boston requested a marriage license Tuesday from the state Department of Health They were denied Joe Melillo who filed suit against the state with Pat Lagon his partner of 19 years also planned to get married We are glad he could see that this discrimination has to be Melillo said As soon as we can well get our license and be married today or tomorrow maybe But well have to see how the state will play their The American Center for Law and Justice which represented eight state legislators who unsuccessfully sought to intervene in the case called the ruling an Were extremely disappointed that Hawaii chose to unravel a institution of marriage consisting of a man and a said Jay Sekulow chief counsel for the Virginia Beach group NASA launches rover on its way toward Mars World National Briefs By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A spacecraft carrying the firstever interplanetary rover rocketed away today on a 310 millionmile journey to Mars that should end with a bounce next Independence Day Mars Pathfinder began its seven month trip at two days late because of bad weather and computer trouble A crescent moon and a bright reddish speck Mars were clearly visible as the unmanned rocket lifted off with the probe An hour later Pathfinder shot out of Earth orbit as planned and hurtled toward the Red Planet at more than mph It is like a friend going away But it is a good feeling because that was the ultimate said Cheick Diana an interplanetary navigator at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif Pathfinder is the second probe that NASA has launched to Mars in the past month The Global Surveyor took off on Nov 7 the first of 10 spacecraft to be sent to Mars over the next decade Canyon students take fifth in FFA area competition By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A ninemember team of Canyon High School students earned fifth place last week in an area Future of America contest meeting procedures good li was ififtH oiit of 12 teams at the area said CHS agriculture teacher Lance Jonas They had a good At the contest the team was given a sheet with various little problems that might come up in a meeting Jonas said the team then had to decide how to address the problems while maintaining parliamentary procedure and order They were given a situation they had never seen before but that might come up in a meeting and they had to find a way to handle Jonas said They have to be very versed on the Jonas said the CHS Senior Chapter Conducting team should be proud of placing fifth at an area contest Two weeks ago the livestock judging teamcompeted at a national contest where they placed ninth i J r ii Soldiers police patrol Paris after bomb attack PARIS AP Hundreds of soldiers and police patrolled the streets of Paris with machine guns today in a return of last years anti terrorism measures after a bomb transformed a crowded subway car into a burnedout wreck At least 900 officers were on duty at train stations airports and other public places in Paris Across France border controls were stepped up and security was tightened in major cities Everyone had the impression these kinds of attacks were said computer consultant David Coulot 29 at a bus stop in central Paris not far from the site of Tuesday evenings rushhour blast Its anguishing because wherever we are theres no Chinese mark 60th anniversary of Long March BEIJING AP The 193436 Long March an epic retreat across China that saved the Red Army to fight and eventually win Chinas long civil war is a heroic milestone in Communist Party history On the 60th anniversary of the marcrj the of revolutionary leader Mao Tsetung December HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY i Help Us Play Santa To 200 Needy Families This Year By Contributing To The HeraldZeitung We accept contributions at our offices at 707 Lands Street Please make checks payable to the HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund Names of the contributors will be published daily Arrangements for pick up of donated items can be made by contacting Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery 6259144 ext 228 Planet Santa Your Christmas Headquarters SAVE 50 ON ALL GREENERY IN STOCK 9 GARLAND WITH 180 TIPS ONLY mm 15 Poinsettia with 12 Blooms Sugg Ret our Reg Price Now Only 1179027 Designer Gift Wrap Paper Made for the nations leading Department Stores Sugg Relail SO Our Everyday Low Price or 4 for BEST PRICES AND SELECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS AND EVERYDAY GIFT TOTES IN THE AREA Great Selection of Famous Maker Boxed Christmas Cards All off Mfg Sugg Retail SAVE OFF SUGG RET ON SPECIAL SELECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS PARTY SUPPLIES j W X A UH Open Monday Saturday 9 9 Sunday Noon 6 pm FACTORY STORES 6081269 have gone all out to dramatize the legend and fortify their own claims to power They put the Communist Party propaganda machine to work churning out Long March musicals exhibitions ballets books even a theme park That the Chinese communist government is reaching back six decades for inspiration says much about its desire to draw attention away from more recent more controversial events Cowlings testimony contradicts Simpson SANTA MONICA Calif AP Al Cowlings was already a reluctant uncomfortable witness when the plaintiffs did to him what they had done to Simpson confront him with photos of a bruised Nicole Brown Simpson But despite his obvious discomfort Cowlings a plaintiff witness in the wrongful death lawsuit against Simpson did provide testimony potentially harmful to his close friend that Ms Simpson said Simpson had hit her during the 1989 fight that caused the wounds in the photos NBGS to expand work force to meet water park growth By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Growth in the water park industry including a new park being constructed in Brazil will translate into more jobs at a local manufacturing plant New Braunfelsbased NBGS International is marketing a Schlitterbahn approach to water park development and announced plans for a park in Brazil last month The 100acre water park and resort is to open outside of Rio de Janeiro in 1998 NBGS International which manufactures and markets water park rides and equipment for parks across the world will design the water park resorts manufacture the attractions and manage the facilities NBGS spokeswoman Sherrie Bramrnall said in addition to the new park NBGS International was handling a lot of international business and the volume of work had increased The growth in the industry means more jobs at the New Braunfels plant to handle the increased business Bramrnall said Its an overall kind of growth Bramrnall said This is not just as a result of the new Brammall said between 50 and 100 new jobs would be created These jobs will be permanent positions in areas ranging from engineering to shipping to fabrication The pay scale is dependent on the job and the skills needed for Brammall said Some jobs require more Brammall said the positions would be added over a period of time and while the jobs would likely not be added for a couple of months applications are now being accepted Brammall said said anyone wishing to apply for one of these jobs should drop by the NBGS International personnel office at Interstate 35 and Ruckle Road Subscribe to the HeraldZeitung by calling 6259144 OPENING THURSDAY DEC 5 Basking Rob bins Next to Hollywood Video ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKES EARLY 6080031 606 S Walnut Suite B New Braunfels HOURS SunThurs Fri Sat IV it 2DAY SALE DEC 7 Credit Cards Welcome Visa AmEx Disc In case ol error store prices prevail Wlnes ENJOY FINE WINE SHOPPING in our temperaturecontrolled 60 Wine Room Extensive SingleMalt Scotch 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