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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS WE M i SHINs I YI i I HERALDZEITUNG voif 148 No 62 50 pages in 3 sections February INSIDE Valentines Did you forget flowers and chocolates for your someone special You still have time to get them and get in the mood for this romantic holiday Title defense Mike Trejo prepares to San Marcos on March 10 find out how he rebounded from a tragedy in the Debutantes Meet the 1999 MidTexas Symphony debutantes and find out more about the benefit ball planned WEATHER First ifs hot Then its cool But our Valentines Day looks to be just as nice as See Page 2A for imore on the forecast INDEX SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 ROBIN Dail Wells points to the results posted on the television at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center as from left Florence Kocker chief administrative officer Mary Kehrer and Ramon Chapa watch CNNs live coverage of the proceedings in Washington Its over Nation New Braunfels breathe sigh of relief at completion of Senate trial BY HEATHER TODD New Braunfels residents dont agree on the finale of President Clintons historic impeachment tri al but most breathed a sigh of relief that it was finally over Residents gathered around tele vision sets at home in restaurants and at the gym to watch a live broadcast of the Senates vote on two articles of impeachment per jury and obstruction of justice against the countrys 42nd presi 8A What happens Page 8A dent Friday afternoon A group of senior citizens gath ered around a largescreen televi sion at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center as the Senate took Gramm Hutchison vote guilty on both charges WASHINGTON AP Sitting behind a massive desk stacked high with paperwork ignored during the Senate impeachment drama Sen Phil Gramm pronounced himself eager Friday to turn his attention back to legislative business Both he and Texas other Republican sena tor Kay Bailey Hutchison had voted less than two hours earli er to remove President Clinton from a position that didnt carry the day Neither expressed disappointment at the outcome But both said they were confi dent that they had reached the correct verdict on the perjury and impeach ment charges In the end it was clear to me beyond a shadow of a doubt the president was Gramm said Mrs Hutchison said We have gone through the process that the Constitution required us to do and the process is over And now our responsibility is to do the business that we have been elected to HUTCHISON Impeachment by the numbers Heres a numerical look back at the Clinton impeachment saga 12 people Monica Lewinsky told her secret to 22 satellite TV trucks parked outside courthouse for Ms Lewinskys first grand jury appearance questioned gifts Ms Lewinsky said she and Clinton exchanged f t 90 value of hat pin Ms Lewinsky received from Clinton million legal fees amassed by Ms Lewinsky 67 people testified before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starrs grand jury pages of grand jury testimony 445 pages in Starrs referral to the House 36 boxes of Starr report and evidence delivered to Congress million cost of Clinton investigation to Starrs office million cost of Lewinsky investigation to Starrs office 1 day highest rating for CNN in 1998 the day of House impeachment vote 3 times networks went to splitscreen coverage football game bombing of Iraq popes arrival in St Louis 105th Congress impeached the president million offered by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt for information on Congressional philandering 400 historians supported Clintons defense arguments Associated Press stories containing the word Lewinsky settlement paid by Clinton to Paula Jones mea culpas Clinton made in public sivy o Source AP research Hoffmann Publicf gets its turn at master plan Tuesday BY BILL OCoNNELL Staff Writer New Braunfels officials finally have their hands on a 20year plan that took the city about 18 months to develop but they have to share it with the public Tuesdays public hearing on a comprehen sive plan draft will be the secondtolast chance for residents to speak out about the document which could HEARING WHAT public hearing WHEN Tuesday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 South Castell Ave WHY City resi dents can sound off on the comprehen sive an exten sive strategy for managing the city for the next 20 years become official city policy this spring The hearing is scheduled for at the New Braunfels Municipal Build ing 424 South Castell Ave Were trying to drum up some city plan ning director Harry Bennett said The comprehen sive plan was the only item slated for discussion at Tues days hearing Scheduled for approval by New Braunfek City Council around April the document will be used by city leaders to manage population growth spur economic development and man age city resources through 2020 In 1997 the city hired Wilbur Smith Asso ciates a national consulting firm to create the comprehensive plan City residents were invited to help customize the document for use by New Braunfels officials About 330 residents were grouped into nine advisory subcommittees this past year and asked to make recommendations to the con sultant In a recent letter to Bennett the consultant called residents participation the corner stone of the plan Area police bust robbery suspects BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer New Braunfels and San Marcos police nabbed four suspects wanted for a jewel heist in San Marcos Friday morning About 45 minutes after the robbery was reported at Zales Jewelers in San Marcos New Braunfels police officer Michael McFer ran spotted on Interstate 35 a 1984 Mazda fitting the description of a car connected with the robbery McFerran stopped the vehicle shortly before noon near the Walnut Avenue exchange and detained the suspects until San Marcos police arrived The suspects two 20yearold black males and two 18yearold black males from Con verse and San Antonio were booked into the See New pastor finds in BYHeATHSRTODO Staff Writer The new pastor at Har mony Baptist Church is bringing a different philos ophy to the pulpit preach what you practice More than anything else its how we live our lives that shows the message of Kevin Boston said The word of God is not so present in my Sunday messages as it is in my Hovepeople thats been my life and that entails all people one of the Ma sons God called me here was to bring unity to the people of New Braunfels Ktvln Boston Harmony Baptiat patter Boston was installed as Aa a black pastor with a predominantly white rogation Boston said he believed he brought menage of love and broth erhood to members I love people been my life and that entails all he said I believe one of the reasons God called me here was to bring to the people of New Baptist Feb 7 To the con gregation however he is a familiar face with a new title Boston and his family have lived in New Braun fels since 1993 and he has served as an interim pastor at Harmony Baptist since May 1998 Kevin Boston says to la aw a catting as nawpaator for Hwrrwy Baptist Church i V   

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