New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 30, 2000, Page 3

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May 30, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas TUesday May HERAUZEITUNG Page 3A BRIEFS Clinton pledges MIA searches WASHINGTON AP In the final Memorial Day obser vances of his presidency Monday President Clinton promised con tinued commitment to the search for lost American war dead and paid solemn tribute to families left behind Americans never fought for empire for territory for domi nance but many many Americans gave their lives for Clinton said after the traditional wreathlaying at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery Missing atheist case going to jury AUSTIN AP arguments in the trial of the only man charged in the mysterious disappearance of famous atheist Madalyn Murray OHair will begin Tuesday with attorneys tak ing the same positions that start ed the trial two weeks and 75 witnesses ago Prosecutors must convince the jury that a vast web of mostly cir cumstantial evidence is enough to convict Gary Paul Karr 52 with conspiring to kidnap and extort money from OHair her son Jon Garth Murray and her granddaughter Robin Murray OHair Fujimori reelected amid protests LIMA Peru AP President Alberto Fujimori headed to a lop sided victory in an election boy cotted by his challenger who urged thousands of his supporters gathered in the capital to peace fully resist the elections out come Hundreds of demonstrators tried to march toward thei dential palace late Sunday but riot police drove them back with tear gas With just more than half of the vote counted Fujimori had percent of the ballot to Alejandro Toledos percent election officials said late Sunday adding that percent of the ballots had been defaced and percent left blank Freed hostages boost peace process FREETOWN Sierra Leone AP Sierra Leones hostage crisis appeared to be over after the release of the last of some 500 UN workers who had been held hostage by Revolutionary United Front rebels for more than three weeks UN spokesman David Wimhurst said 85 captives arrived late Sunday in Freetown from neighboring Liberia whose president Charles Taylor had been negotiating for a steady stream of hostage releases in recent weeks Talks resume in Fiji tension high SUVA Fiji AP Fijis army said Monday it had taken control of the capital Suva and imposed a 48hour curfew after a mob of people supporting rebels holding the countrys government hostage shot and killed a policeman and destroyed a television station In another development Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said that rebels have threatened to kill one of their hostages in parliament the daughter of President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara who has been running the country since the coup began 10 days ago Study links gum disease smoking CHICAGO AP Cigarette smoking might play a major role in more than half of the cases of severe gum disease in adults nationwide suggesting that one of the main causes of tooth loss could be prevented a government study shows While it has long been known that smoking can help cause gum disease this is the first national study to show how widespread the problem is said Dr Scott Tomar a researcher with the fed eral Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Current smokers were about four times more likely than peo ple who never smoked to have but exsrriokers wlib had ti faced no increased risk accord ing to researchers Police ID suspect in officer shooting HOUSTON AP The man who shot and killed himself at the end of a 15minute police chase in west Houston has been identified as Allen David Padrone 28 of Victoria When he put a gun hi his mouth late Sunday afternoon and pulled the trigger police were trying to arrest him for question ing in the fatal shooting earlier in the day of an Austin parks offi cer William Jones 49 OBITUARIES CALLAHAN Jeannie Renee Callahan 27 passed away Friday May 26 2000 hi San Antonio A funeral mass will take place at 11 Tuesday May 30 2000 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Schertz Burial will be at Bracken Community Cemetery under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home Jeannie was born Nov hi Dayton Ohio She is survived by her daughter Autumn Nicole fiance Ryon Hammond of San Antonio parents George and Dianna Smith of New Braunfels sister Sherrie Stefano of Germany brothers Dale Smith of San Antonio Todd Smith of Georgia Sam Arwood of Florida Dean Smith of Schertz Thad Smith of Buchanan Eric Arwood of New Braunfels Michael Callahan of San Antonio and John Smith of New Braunfels grand parents Alice Roberts of Iowa GARROTT Funeral arrangements are pend ing at Doeppenschroidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Marjorie E Garrott who passed away at McKenna Memorial Hospital on Monday May 29 2000 at the age of 76 years Ms Garrott was born Dec Doeppwuchmidi Fujwnl Howe Park Leona Smith of Wisconsin and Bethal and Essie Callahan of Ohio and aunts Shirley Reed of Lubbock and Gail Hauger of Iowa Park two nieces and seven nephews Jeannie is a 1992 graduate of Canyon High School She was a loving beautiful person and moth er who always cared for others and showed it to everyone she met She will be greatly missed by all We love you Jeannie Schertz Funeral Home Bush Gore take campaign timeout to salute veterans ELIZABETH Pa AP Al Gore recalled his Army tour in Vietnam with nostalgia and some humility and George W Bush saluted military personnel at home in Texas as presi dential politics got a brief timeout this Memorial Day Along the banks of the Monongahela River cutting through western Pennsylvanias old steel towns Gore navigated a tangle of the official the political and the speaking in his capacity as vice president at Elizabeths traditional Memorial Day commemoration and spot lighting his own little known service in Vietnam I know that my service doesnt in any way match that of the heroes that we honor on this Gore said in this son town which lost six sons to Vietnam He was introduced by Army buddy Bob Delabar BUSH GORE Gore who has said his five months in Vietnam as an Army journalist includ ed brushes with enemy fire rarely speaks of what he did there On Monday when Americans paused to remember the war dead the snapshot Gore chose to share with his audience of about 500 including many veterans was oddly a lighthearted one One time we borrowed or commandeered a Jeep and went over to a soldiers facility on the Vietnamese coast Anyway we had many great times Gore said with a gesture toward Delabar Bush the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate stayed closer to home to participate in a holiday observation at Fort Hood about 130 miles south of Dallas from which the bulk of the peacekeeping force in Bosnia was drawn Bush served stateside in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam years Gore chose to be in Pennsylvanias Allegheny County because said Lou Lignelli district director for Democratic Rep Frank Mascara it is home to the nations greatest concentration of veterans per capita It also happens to be in a crucial battleground state that Gore the Democratic presidential candi date has visited six times since midMarch He said he wanted to make sure military per sonnel are paid adequately and have adequate housing and health With former Veterans Affairs secretary Jesse Brown in tow Gore also used the trip to assail Bushs proposals for Social Security in interviews with four TV stations from across Pennsylvania and neighboring Ohio On Tuesday he was traveling to Milwaukee to accept the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters an environmental group Space shuttle returns to Earth CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP Gliding through the darkness space shuttle Atlantis astronauts returned to Earth on Monday amid high praise for their successful overhaul of the international space station The seven crew members were back only moments when the accolades began rolling in Just a super con gratulated Mission Control Atlantis landed hi the predawn hours making only the 14th touchdown hi darkness hi space shuttle history The crosswhid was well within safety limits despiteNASAs earlier I know its bad hours for the arrival but we are certainly glad to be back shuttle com mander James Halsell Jr said The space station was soaring over the North Atlantic when Atlantis touched down on the floodlighted runway All four newly installed batteries were working fine aboard the space station and providing full electri cal power and the other repaired equipment was hi good shape too The space shuttle fared less well Atlantis came back with scratches and dents on its wings the apparent result of ice that broke off the chilled external fuel tank during liftoff on May 19 The damage to the thermal tiles on the underside of the wings was noticed when NASA reviewed video of the launch Halsell said the scrapes turned out to be nothing extraordi even though Mission Control had him take special precautions in preparing for the ride down through the atmos phere Besides replacing bad batter ies on the space station the six Americans and one Russian fur nished the 1 com plex with a new antenna con struction crane fire extinguish ers smoke detectors and fans They also boosted the complex into an orbit more than 230 miles high 30 miles higher than before and proved that with proper ventilation its a safe place to work Previous visitors had been sickened by stale On day for remembering part of DDay Memorial unveiled BEDFORD Va AP As thousands gathered a granite arch and statues were unveiled and 13 flags raised Monday at the National DDay Memorial placed in this town because it lost two thirds of its soldiers in the June 1944 invasion I think there are a few days in our history that should never be Jeannie Schulz told about people who endured chilly intermittent rain to witness the unveiling Perhaps at times we have too many monuments too many holi days and things of this kind but DDay is not one of them It is one of the days we should never for Schulz widow of Peanuts cartoonist and World War II veter an Charles Schulz took over as campaign chairman of the National DDay Foundation after her husband died in February The million memorial now partially completed honors the Americans killed along the coast of France hi the DDay inva sion of Naziheld Europe during World War II A total of Allied soldiers died Dedication of the completed memorial is scheduled for June 6 2001 the 57th anniversary of the invasion Two sculptures were unveiled earlier The parts unveiled at Mondays Memorial Day ceremony were a 44 granite arch and another sculp ture Death on depicting a lone fallen soldier on the beach Schulz and Virginia Lt Gov John Hager cut the ribbon NEW ELS HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the A ew Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or O Drawer 311328 New Braunfelb County TX 78131 1328 Periodic postage paid by the New Braunfels HemldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas and six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by car rier 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