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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 6A n HeraldZeltuna n Wednesday January World National Briefs offers apology to Jaws BERN Switzerland AP Switzerlands former president apologized today for calling Jewish demands for a Holocaust compensation fund prompting the head of the World Jewish Congress to resume cooperating with the Swiss government But even as the government made its peace with Jewish groups biggest bank sank deeper into a scandal over the Jewish investments Union Bank of Switzerland admitted Tuesday hat it tried to destroy documents relating to transactions during the Nazi era A security guard saved some of the documents and publicized the incident Jewish groups have called for a million compensation fund for former Nazi victims as an appropriate response to allegations that Switzerland colluded with Hitlers Germany siphoned off Jewish assets and laundered Nazi gold I am very sorry that I offended your feelings as well as those of many other people concerned particularly those of the Jewish community at JeanPascal whose oneyear term as president ended Jan I wrote in a letter to WJC President Edgar Bronfman Tensions over Serbian elections still running high BELGRADE Yugoslavia AP In the twomonth tussle over who won Serbias local elections the opposition got part of what it wanted a declaration that it captured the two largest cities Belgrade and Nis But both the opposition and the United States were skeptical that President Slobodan Milosevics ruling Socialists would really give in Opposition leaders said they would continue their daily protests until their members actually take their seats in Belgrade Nis and 12 other cities it won in Nov 17 municipal elections I believe said Zoran Djindjic who would be Belgrades mayor if the opposition indeed takes the city This is another attempt to buy time We will continue our State Department spokesman1 NicffoTas Burns said Tuesdays announcements were a step in the right direction but until the opposition takes its Heats were just going to reserve any kind of commendation for the Belgrade Space shuttle docks with Mir Blaha coming home SPACE CENTER Houston AP Astronaut John Blaha and his two Russian crew mates whooped it up today as the shuttle Atlantis crew floated into space station Mir to bring him home Blaha whose fourmonth flight aboard the Russian station is coming to an end shouted Welcome I BOOKS AVAIIAHI I WALNUT 6 6296400 111 35 and Avc AIX SHOWS BEFORE PM TfMW WMNl tfcn Turbulence I W Icrry Miiguire m Wrhw t2fl7QQ Soil Sun1 101 DalmiuioriH El First Strike IMO300 fiL iwvmuf Wile Mon MS SoltSun My Fellow Americans CB1 Sol I SIM IMSMS Presented in mm rf BRAUNTEX 6254411 90 W San Antonio ThcKclic m vM Welcome and went off again and again as the nix arrived Its nice to sec an exuberant Dlaha said Welcome to space station The 54yearold retired Air Force colonel and fivetime space flier is being replaced by Dr Jerry Lfnengcr Blaha patted Unengcr on the back and hugged each of the other astronauts The group cheered and tore open packets of bread and salt the traditional Russian welcome Kicking off a 4 stay on Mir the 41yearold Linengcr asked for seconds The nine space travelers came together after Atlantis docked with Mir 240 miles above Russia late Tuesday California Judge cannibls club to reopen SAN FRANCISCO AP Customers of the Cannabis Cultivators Club can smoke marijuana drink it or put it on spaghetti and most importantly for them they can now buy it legally for the first time since the 1930s Protected by Californias recently passed Proposition 215 and a San Francisco judges order the club was to reopen today to sell to patients with prescriptions The first customer was to be a San Francisco AIDS patient The club has already received 200 prescriptions from doctors On Tuesday club founder Dennis Peron showed off marijuana plants beginning to grow in the club basement and said the room would eventually be a sea of We are going to sell the first legal marijuana in over 60 years in he said The club offers smokable pot at to for grams depending on the quality Pcron said but many of our patients cant smoke or dont want to So the club offers highgrade pulverized marijuana in gel capsules tinctures of marijuana soaked in 151 proof rum potspiced pesto sauce and marijuana brownies Tabloid agraas to return of alaln BOULDER Colo AP A supermarket tabloid agreed to return toauthorities seven photos of slain 6yearold beauty queen JonDenet Ramsey ending a court battle over further publication of the pictures The Globe published five of the photos in the issue that hit newsstands Monday and Boulder County had sued to try to stop the weekly from running any more The published photos show a garrote cordwrapped stick that might have been uied to strangle JonBenet and a rope around one of her wrists Whoever leaked the pictures could face theft charges authorities have said An investigation is under way into how the Globe obtained he photos The Boulder Daily Camera citing sources close to the investigation reported that authorities expect to arrest a photo lab employee and an accomplice today in connection with the sale of the photos Mike Kahane a lawyer for the tabloid said that under the agreement We deny all wrongdoing we deny all The tabloid based in Boca Raton also reserves the right to republish any of the photos that ran Monday and to publish any material it obtains in the future he said Madeleine Mason deputy county attorney said the county was more concerned with the two photos The Globe did not run because authorities did not know what they showed Simpson lawyers treat caae but are atlll on defensive SANTA MONICA Calif AP Simpsons defense rested but got no rest Soon after Simpsons lawyers wrapped up their 14day case in the wrongful death trial Tuesday the judge ruled against them on several issues and they were confronted with an aggressive rebuttal that highlighted some of the most damaging evidence By the end of a tense day defense lawyers were looking at lastminute depositions they dfdntwant to take witnesses they didnt feel should testify and a possible appeal they didnt think the judge should have forced them into The defenses roMgheat stretch came in the testimony of plaintiff photo expert Gerald Richards former chief of the His photoexamination lab who dismantled and dismissed the testimony of Simpsons photo expert about a picture taken by free lancer Harry Scull As jurors took copious notes Richards who returns today said deUffise witness Robert Grodcn erred badly when he branded as a fake a photo of Simpson in the same kind of shoes as the killers In the end Richards said Theres no doubt in my mind regarding the shoes in this photograph that they have not been altered or changed in any NEWBRAUNFELS JAYCEBS MISSION STATEMENT To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organizational involvement while expanding the Jaycue movement Join us Saturday January 25 from to at the Cornal CountyFair Grounds for our Gala Celebration Music provided by Texas Knights Cover III lUNIOIt IIAMIIMt OMMI I More Information on Membership Call 6064747 Still Suffering Back pain Headaches Migraines Pinched nerves Numbness Tingling Whiplash Tired of the painf call Dr Schmidt Chiropractor Insurance Accepted Medicare Provider Divine irtterventioift Showtri Patrick from In The play by Laonard Jr production la for Saturday today and at High School catatorlum Admlaalon Israel Palestinians reach deal on Hebron West Bank By NICOLAS B TATRO Associated Press JERUSALEM AP After months of tortuous negotiations Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat shook hands today over an agreement designed to jolt the peace process back to life with Israeli troop pullbacks from Hebron and rural areas of the West Bank The postmidnight talks at the border between the autonomous Gaza Strip and Israel set the stage for a showdown later today in Israels 18member Cabinet Approval however was expected with a margin of one or two votes and Israels withdrawal from 80 percent of the West Bank city of Hebron could come as early as Friday Israeli and Palestinian sources said Speed was considered important to limit the ability of extremists to create trouble Bibi is a declared a banner on an Israeli bus in Hebron referring to nickname It was signed by the extremist anti Arab group Kach Netanyahus most ardent past supporters the Jewish settlers of the West Bonk and Gaza were astounded by his commitment to pull out of parts of the West Bank as well I am very disappointed Netanyahu wrote a book that said there should be no surrender to terrorism and now he signed an agreement with a terrorist said Noam Arnon head of the 500 Jewish settlers who live among Palestinians in Hebron Palestinians in Hebron started preparations for the Israeli pullout Using lightgreen paint merchants blotted out political graffiti on storefront shutters in the downtown Bab Izawiya area It is belter for us because we will have the Palestinian police and we will have our own said Jawad Abu Eishe a shoe store owner Arafats Cabinet was expected to tonight without a serious challenge and the accord could be debated in the Palestinian legislative council Thursday Israels Knesset or parliament will take up the issue Thursday Arafat spokesman Nabil Abourdeneh said a ceremonial signing would take place possibly Friday with representatives from Arab countries present The accord left many questions unanswered In particular there were loopholes about the extent of three further pullbacks in the West Bank where Palestinians want to create an independent state Palestinians who currently control 27 percent of the West Bank want 80 percent or more to be in the autonomy zone by the last withdrawal in mid1998 Israel however has given no hint of how much additional land will be turned over and it could be as little as 10 i Netanyahu 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