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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page HERALDZEITUNO Sunday April 1A Miguel Gonzalez Elian smiled as he posed for a picture with his father and was seen in another photo playing with 6 monthold halfbrother Hianny Elian wore a Batman Tshirt He seemed to be very happy to be back with his said Gre gory Craig Juan Miguel Gonza lezs lawyer There was no independent cor rpboration of the lawyers account pf the reunion In Havana an estimated people rallied for a government organized celebration of the boys reunion with his father After the monthslong tug of war failed allnight negotiations it took officers only minutes to retrieve the boy from the relatives who cared for him since his rescue and defied all previous efforts to rjjave him released to his father and returned to Cuba The boy who had so often turned ah impish face to the world looked terrorstricken in pictures taken by qjfi Associated Press photographer captured the raid inside the house on film Elian is safe and no one was seriously Attorney General Janet Reno said afterward She said the relatives intransigence left her no choice but to order the use of force Marisleysis Gonzalez the 21 yearold cousin who had cared for the boy like a mother wailed and wept through the morning To have a 6yearold crying Dont take me dont take me This is not she yelled as hundreds of CubanAmericans poured into the streets to protest She and her father Lazaro Gon zalez who had temporary custody of Elian later arrived in Washington to try to see Elian and his father Donate Dalrymple the sports fish erman who had rescued Elian on an outing with his cousin was with them They met with Sen Bob Smith who accompanied them in a failed to attempt to meet vyith the father and son at the air base As protests mounted in Miami police fired tear gas into one crowd stationed two gray buses with bars on the windows in the center of Lit tle Havana and began handcuffing demonstrators The few protesters who put up a struggle were beaten down by police and arrested At 5 more than 20 agents in white vans arrived at the house of Lazaro Gonzalez the boys great uncle and used battering rams to get through the homes chainlink fence and front door Maria Elena Quesada who was at the home said Elian was screaming Help me Help me Dont take me away in Spanish Rushed into a van as officials fired clouds of pepper spray to keep the crowds back Elian was soothed by an immigration agent who told him he was being taken to On the government plane where he was described as subdued and calm he was given PlayDoh a toy airplane a map and a watch He talked to his father by telephone and was accompanied by a psychi atrist Juan Miguel Gonzalez who had been staying at a Cuban diplomats home outside of Washington since he left Havana more than two weeks ago with a personal sendoff from Castro was told about the raid as soon as his son was away from the scene The decision to act was made by Reno President Clinton said during a brief question and answer session in the White House Rose Garden She managed this but I fully sup port what she he said Reno said she tried to reach a negotiated solution until the final moments but the relatives kept moving the goal post and raising the The relatives said they were still negotiating and had been put on hold on the telephone by a mediator when the agents arrived Reno said the boy would stay in the United States pending further court action over the question of asylum International tug of war over Elian Here are some key events In the custody fight for Elian Gonzalez the 6yearold Cuban boy who was rescued off the coast of Florida Nov 22 Elian and 13 others leave Cuba for the United States aboard a 16foot motor boat The boat capsizes a day later NOV 26 The Immigration and Naturalization Service releases Elian to his great uncle Lazaro Gonzalez until the agency can determine Immigration status Dee 10 Lazaro Gonzalez applies for asylum for Elian Jan 8 INS commissioner decides Elian with his father and must be returned to Cuba by Jan 14 Attorneys for Florida relatives ask Attorney Gen eral Janet Reno to reconsider Jan 10 Lazaro Gonzalez flies federal lawsuit to block Elians return to Cuba Jan 21 Elians grand mothers arrive In the United States from Cuba to meet with Reno and later Elian March 2729 ERan describes In a TV Inter view how the boat sank He says he doesnt believe his mother Is dead doesnt want to return to Cuba but also doesnt like Miami April 13 Relatives defy order They obtain an order from a federal appeals court that keeps Elian In the United States while the fight goes on April 19 Federal appeals court extends court order until hearing In May Nov 25 Two passengers come ashore Elian found clinging to an Inner tube Is rescued at sea and taken to a hospital His mother Is among 11 people who died at sea Juan Miguel Gonzalez Nov 27 Juan Miguel Gon zalez Elians father demands his sons return to Cuba n Dec 13 The INS meets with Juan Miguel Gonzalez at his home In Cardenas Cuba Dec 31 INS Interviews Juan Miguel Gonzalez In Havana Jan 7 Lazaro Gonzalez files petition for temporary cus tody In state court Jan 12 Reno upholds fathers right to custody of Elian Jan 28 lawyers seek dismissal of relatives federal lawsuit March 21 District judge dismisses lawsuit April 6 I Elians father arrives In Washington April 12 Reno meets with Elians relatives In Miami and orders them to surrender him for flight to Washington and reunion with father April 20 Juan Miguel Gonzalez asks Americans to urge Immediate action Clinton later says Elian should be reunited with his father April 22 Federal agents seize Elian from his home In Miami to bring him to his father In Washington Source Compiled from AP wire reports AP Young UfeGotfClajik Date Monday April 24 2000 Time shotgun start Taco Bar Awards Silent Auction Place Canyon Lake Golf Club 405 Watts Lane 8308993372 Format Four Player Scramble Cost IOO player Includes 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