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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Making waves Local swimmers prepare for district KIT AVAILABLE COPY worst in 2000 Movie critic Roy Hargrove pans Hollywood C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Horse whisperer shares secrets of his SUNDAY January 2001 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 61 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Thats President son MARK Qeorge Bush was sworn in as 43rd President of the United States Saturday by Supreme Court WHIjam in His Laura held the Bible while his daughters Barbara and Jenna stood Thousands participate in ivvet inaugural parade WASHINGTON all the the waiting and the there were the elements to contend with the frigid rain that fell on President pushs inatigural A mix of rain and sleet failed to prevent thousands of peo ple from joining Saturday in a rit ual of presidential rais ing their voices and signs in a burst of patriotism and dissent along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route to the Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and their spouses watched as colonialera musicians dressed in red and white stepped past the The two couples then hopped into limousines to them selves become a part of the proces Boos and cheers rose from the crowd as Bushs motorcade passed protesters signs mingling with those Welcome Presi dent Bush The parade put the Lone Star state front and reflecting inaugural parades past such as those for Texasborn Dwight who was lassoed by a rider dressed as a and for Lyndon who had a float reproducing his Texas Since the lavish procession of marching bands and floats issu ing from the Capitol to the White House has followed the presidential More than people repre senting 45 states were part of the among them members of high school and college each branch of the military arid a team of guards mounted on An invitation to a presidential Local residents keep eyes on Saturdays events BY McMiCHAEL Staff Writer Saturday morning New1 Braunfels watched with the rest of America as George Bush became President leaving Texans with many memories of him as governor and high expectations of him as Televisions at local restaurants and other businesses were tuned into the swearingin cer emony and other festiv ities Saturday as Bush became the first presi dent elected in the new Rosie Casas paused while cleaning off a table at Marinas to comment on the I watched the inau guration somewhat throughout doing the tables and I actu ally she I think a lot of people See STAN AFP PHOTO President George his wife Vice President Dicj Cheney and his wife Lynne R along with an unidentified US military officer salute the colors after inauguration Saturday in Bush becomes 43rd president WASHINGTON AP George Walker swearing the same oath as his father before became Americas 43rd president pledg ing to build a single nation of justice and opportunity after one of the most tur bulent elections in Looking ahead during a climactic day of inaugural Bush said he will overcome any obsta cles of division as he suc ceeds Bill People the election was so nothing will except for finger pointing and name callingand bitter he said at a luncheon with congressional Tm here to tell the country that things will get that were going to rise above that both Republicans and Democrats will come together to do whats right for Ameri The inau witnessed by a crowd stretching out from the West Front of the marked the opening of the first Repub licancontrolled White House and Congress since the Eisenhower Spec tators were bundled in heavy coats and ponchos on a raw It was a day of parties and An egg was tossed from the crowd as Bushs motor cade led the inaugural Police in riot gear stood five deep between Bush and The new president delighted onlookers when he got out of his limousine and walked the last block of the holding hands with his After reciting his Bush reached for his fathers right hand and See Smoking ban before council again Council also to consider river management plan FROM STAFF REPORTS A smoking ban in public places could inch closer to reality at the New Braun fels City Council meeting Council meets at in the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Council gave its initial consent to banning smoking in public places in a 61 vote A public place includes Meeting Who New Braunfels City Council What Consider smoking ban in public river manage ment plan When Monday Where Municipal 424 Castell public retail and grocery pub lic and pri vate educa tion institu tions and oth er The ordi nance requires own ers of public places to post signs no smoking Fines for violating the ordinance range from to for a first and to for sub sequent The ordinance has to be approved two more times before it becomes the New Braunfels River Activ ities Committee will present the river management proposal the group has been working on since Council will discuss and consider action on the committees recommendations The committee is trying to address problems related to the Comal and Guadalupe such as rowdy litter and traffic The proposal includes a public exit increased shuttle per mit and Prince Solms Park parking It provides for two fulltime offi cers on each additional parttime or overtime police litter control and other In a meeting this past com mittee chairman Ken Valentine said the fees would give river visitors a safer and better Council also will consider a related resolution submitted by councilwoman Juliet Watson that targets additional funding to clean and maintain the The resolution would show councils support for legislation to free up to 2 percent of the 6 percent of hotel occu pancy tax money available to cities for the purpose of main taining and providing law enforcement for the Comal and Guadalupe River Council also will consider See COUNCIiySA INSIDE Key Code 77 Bulverde welcomes Bulverde NW with open arms BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE The vote was an overwhehning and decisive Voters decided 1414 Saturday to consolidate Bulverde Northwest into the City of The special election was the last of a string of nearly 20 contests going back more than three years to first incor porate five communities and then con solidate them into Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton called the vote a pretty resounding Barton and Bulverde Northwest Mayor Mai who was put out of a job by Saturdays were both proponents of the In Bulverde Northwest voters polled 5112 to be merged into Bulverde Northwest was incorpo rated the intention of merging it into its larger neighbor to the south and The pew City of now about two years o4 comprises 10 square miles astraddle 281 north of Cibo lo Creek and Texas and has between and To make the consolidation McClinchie and Bulverde Northwest worked hard to ensure that that citys rules and regulations closely matched Barton said he was happy with the outcome of the I feel very pleased with the may or Its difficult to get the voters but we got a pretty good turnout for an election of this Barton said communication in the farflung Bulverde is always an and he said hed talked to people on Saturday who didnt realize there was a consolidation election Barton said he wasnt sure how many registered voters there are in which is made up of parts of two Comal County There are about he Bulverde will canvass the ballots at a meeting of the city council set for Then it should be Barton
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