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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeltung a Wednesday January World National Briefs JERUSALEM AP Tueiday hold what they hoped was the final round of on in Iimeli troop pullhack from Hebron mid Prime Minister 1 Dtfljimin Netanyahu and Palestinian leaoV Arafat could meet later In day to deal lirael radio the two aides agreed in principle that Netanyahu and Arafat would would meet at 6 tonight Quoting a senior Palestinian Mcurlty official the radio said the two could initial a draft of a Hebron agreement at the summit and hold a formal signing later in the week However Arafat spokesman Nahll Abourdeneh denied the radio report saying no meeting was scheduled yet Israeli government spokesman Moshe Pogel said a summit was possible today but added nothing had been scheduled yet In Hebron a city of Palestinians and 500 Jewish settlers tensions rose as an Israeli withdraws drew closer DMHMM of bodkM flIMII If UNI WfOOfc MM SE8APANJ India AP Hacking through tropical forest rescuers today pulled out of corpses from the wreckage of an express train blown off the tracks by a bomb in remote northeastern India cut away metal sheets of the train cars and sliced through steel bans to extricate 38 bodies said Mehta a railway official Another 80 people were taken to hospitals in nearby Alfpur Duar by A special train Many of the Injured are in erf lea condition and could Mehta said No one claimed responsibility for Mondays explosion but ft came in the heart of an area that militants of the Tlodo tribe want as their own autonomous region Their campaign has been mounting in violence In recent months as rival Dodo factions compete to demonstrate their strength Seven minutes after the New Delhibound Brahmaputra ttxpress pulled out of Kokrnjhar a huge explosion threw he engine and the next four coaches off the track The train originated in Oauhali the stale capital of Assam about 125 miles lo the east Northwwtt for winter BEATTLR AP Northwest residents sloshing through melting snow as rain fell and roofs collapsed prepared for yet another storm thai could bring high winds and more flooding Were telling people to replenish their emergency supply kits if theyve been using them because they may need them said Mark Clemens of the Washington state Division of Hmergency Management At least homes and businesses in Washington and Oregon remained without electricity late Monday after bacMoback winter storms followed by heavy rain and rising temperatures killed 10 people caused mudslides and avalanches and led to scores of evacuations Along the Tualatin River south pf Portland many residents wasted no time in moving out as the water was expected to crest 3 feel above flood level Wednesday 2 feet lower than in Pebruarys historic flood The National Weather Service forecast more rain and of 40 lo 50 mph gustlng to 60 lo 70 mph along the Washington coast and through much of northwest Washington by late this afternoon WMYt AflMftM In tHt ftfr HOUSTON AP Bvery New Years a lot of people will guns Ignore the old truism What goes up must come Ringing in the New Year by firing a gun into the air has led lo numerous injuries nnd at least a dozen deaths over the past few years The potential for harm Is greatest in cities and police across the nation are warning revelers to keep their fingers off triggers Were very said HI Paso Police Department spokesman Al Velarde very seiiry a lot of lead coming back down o he To head off problems Dallas has been distributing fliers reminding people that such revelry is a crime Houston included a warning against gunplay in customers latest water bills Detroit is also trying lo keep New Years bulletfree About people showed up Monday at a Detroit church lo urge residents to ring bells or honk horns instead of shooting guns sWrted the campaign in memory of a 47yearold Detroit woman who was shot In the head by a stray bullet two minutes after midnight last New Years five New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial and a group committed to slopping he gunfire held a news conference Monday to discourage he annual shootout Jury Foot Ikm In Milt OREENSnORQ AP Food Lion was awarded in damages from ABC about less than the grocery store chain had sought for undercover reporting in a PrimeTime Live expose about unsanftary food handling A federal jury which ruled earlier this month that ABC had committed fraud and trespass handed down ilia award Monday without explanation Food Jon had sought the amount of the wages paid two ABC producers and the companys costs lo ruin them The jury will hear testimony for potentially costlier punitive damages on Thursday but District Judge Carlion Tilley barred testimony thai ABC producers may have staged some incidents of unsanitary store and tod conditions Later on Monday the jury ruled that ABCs undercover work amounted lo unfair and deceptive trade practices and allowed the judge lo increase lie to ris much as Theres not a lot of outofpocket expenses were arguing said Andrew Kopenhaver a lawyer for Food Lion We will be arguing lot more in the next pood Lion never challenged the accuracy of the piece but instead focused on how ABC producers got their jobs and used spy cameras al work According to ABC Journalists sometimes need to go to gel important stories to he public Olnfrleh othlot Investigation wont go soon WASHINGTON AP Presenting House Republican leaders with a potential political nightmare ethics committee members from Ixnh parties aw dashing f JOP hopes lor o swift end to lie investigation of Newt Gingrich With the GOP leadership trying to buck up the rank nnd file three committee members interviewed by The Associated Press on Monday all spoke of the large volume of work still before the ethics tribunal despite Gingrichs Dec 21 admission to violating I louse rules The committees ranking Democrat Hep Jim McDermotl D was the most conclusive about he prospect of finishing he cose before the Jim 7 election Its not going lo Rep Steven Schiff said he would like to finish by Jan 7 but isnt certain it am he done Rep Porter Goss chairman of the subcommittee hot investigated Gingrich saw the potential need for multiple committee meetings Without a resolution of lie cast Jitn 7 Gingrich would have to run for another term us speaker without knowing the ethics committees recommended punishment And thats o big problem because at least 10 Republicans expressed uncertainty about supporting Gingrich mainly because they first want guidance from the ethics panel Vlult to national park may eott moro WASHINGTON AP A view of some of the nations natural wonders will gel more expensive in as he National Park Service begins to look to the public to pay more to visit parks and for the many services provided Snowmobiling Grand felon a boat the Hverglades and a visit lo Yosernilc majestic valley or lo the lemons pnson at nil will cost more in the coming year Many fees will double while others will imposed for he first lime The Park Service hopes to have all the fee increases at 100 parks monuments and recreational areas in place by May but at some of the larger parks that attract winter crowds the increases will come with the new year Al Grand Tel on and Yellowstone where entrance fees hadnt changed for eight decades the price doubled to a carload just before Christmas The Park Service estimates it will yet between million and million over three years from llie expanded fees and il must use any additional revenue for park improvements with 80 percent to slay at the site where it is collected Year From Page 3 said that by early next year they plan lo reconvene the long range planning committee a public forum that at one lime included 70 teachers administrators parents and business owners CIS officials said preliminary estimates indicate a growth rate of 11 to 15 percent in West Comal and 4 to 6 percent in the New Braunfels portion of the district That growth w4 new students per whcwe impact has been largely seen in the elementary grades Other agencies report similar growth patterns in west Comal Since the fall of 1994 the county has issued an average of between 80 to 90 septic system permits after starling off that year with an average of about 50 To respond to growing water demands officials from Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation and Fed chief newgwotnan to wed WASHINGTON AP This merger wont require stockholders approval After 12 years of dating Federal Heserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell are gelling married The Washington Post reported today Its really exciting isnt Mitchell told the Post We have together a long time but I think marriage will be Mitehdl and Greenspan both of whom are divorced had spent Christmas morning with friends before Greenspan 70 popped the question GuadolupeBlanco River Authority are In the process of negotiating a water supply deal that would involve a new surface water treatment plant on Citnyon Lake PJ Guadfilupe Valley Telephone Cooperative has seen a growth of about 15 percent in its service area in west Comal Perdernales Electric Cooperative said thai since the beginning of this year here are 750 new meters in the and other development experts agreed that most of the growth has followed along Highway 281 No f i Ku Klux Kim On June I Hie Ku Klux Kiwi came to downtown New Braunfels for lie first time The response from the community likely will make it the only visit While me Klans rally drew up to 500 protesters mainly from out of town a unity rally ui the Main Plaxa the day after brought at least 700 community residents who emphasized a message of racial unity and tolerance Only about five members of the Klan including its director Michael Lowe showed up for the rally Three arrests and numerous cautions by police kept the crowd mostly subdued during the twohour ordeal Community leaders said they were pleased with the way local residents night of the Klan jiliy hen showed up in droves to support unity the day after No 10t N0Hi track attnto In May the New Braunfels Lady Unicorns won the Class 4A slate title und limy did it In dramatic fashion The team entered the meter relay which was the last event of the day with a deficit of 19 points The relay team consisted of Liz Grow Shminna Surgen Amber Wenzel and Kelly Koksma who outran the rest of the field with a time of resulting in a total of 57 points just one more than secondplace Rosenberg Lamur Senior Lisa also came up hig for the New Bruunfels High School girls truck earn taking first place in the and meter runs which accounted for 20 of the teams overall points The entire team sold they were grateful lor he chance lo compote as they the gold wtiUlBnd contributed Schools rich tradition In A Problem CTHR is conducting a study lor patients with of hives from an unknown eauNe involving an invesligaiional medication MEAWM RESEARCH 62W036 or Malm ANNOUNCING A NEW MUSIC PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN NEW 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