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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY January 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 62 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Comal family enjoys inauguration trip to JESSIE Crissy and Robert Hensley join the crowd at Saturdays BY JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer Robert and Crissy Hensley got an open invitation to history this past and through the kindness of they were able to be part of The Hensleys were among the few lucky enough to take advantage of the invitation to celebrate the inauguration of the nations 43rd After some brief correspondence with for mer George the two Startzville youths received a formal invita complete with gold embossed New Braunfels view of the inaugural parade Photos from the requesting the honor of their presence at the After an article appeared in the Herald Zeitung about their inability to a mem ber of the community stepped up to buy the family tickets to After a call to Lamar Smith for offi cial tickets and a whirlwindshop ping trip for proper attire for the it was off to history in the The two youths bound from the Southwest Airlines gate in late Friday night and headed toward the baggage claim area with youthful exuber leaving their mother far At 12 and it was hard to wait on a mother who walks slowly because of a polio Many of the other passengers sported mink dress boots and cowboy Long garment bags were filled with expensive gowns and tuxedos for the See Helping her homeland CHS rallies to assist El Salvador after earthquake How To Help To send donations to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for El One hundred percent of these contributions will be directed to the International Response Mailed contributions should be des ignated for El Salvador Mail to the San Antonio Chapter address 3642 San or call the nation al disaster fund donation hotline at 800 HELPNOW or 800 2577575 El Salvador Armenia San Santa Entire neighborhood buried by landslide Lake Ilopango 10 mi CHRIS Canyon High School sophomore Mabel whose father and grandfather survived the 13 earthquake that killed more than 700 people in El holds a tin can her teacher used to collect relief Students and staff at the high school raised more than in one week to BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer When Canyon High School sopho more Mabel Giron approached Spanish teacher Gloria Cantu with tears in her eyes on her fel low students immediately asked the teacher what was Cantu explained that Girons father and grandfather lived near the epicenter of an earthquake that had rocked the coast of her home El the weekend Without those same students began reaching into their starting a relief fund that has raised more than There were some students who dumped their backpacks out on the Cantu They were searching for anything they change or whatever every last thing they could The news of the devastating earthquake that let loose 185 land slides across El Salvador came to Giron as she worked at El Nopalito the restaurant her fam ily manages on Loop When she came Monday to hugged and I hugged She had tears welled in her She was very upset because she did not know anything about her father and Cantu The magnitude which is considered devastat ed the middleclass town of Los The tremors caused land slides and left more than 700 Tremors could be felt as far north as Los Girons hometown of Cojutepeque in San Salvador is as close to Los Colinas as New Braunfels is to San her teacher All it took was 30 seconds to destroy Cantu See EL Texas escapees apprehended in Colorado Four captured fifth kills self WOODLAND AP Acting on a authorities on Monday cap tured four of the seven con victs who broke out of a Texas prison nearly six weeks ago and allegedly gunned down a policeman on Christmas A fifth inmate killed him self inside a motor home that had been surrounded by authorities in this foothills about 50 miles southwest of The whereabouts of the two other inmates were Authorities said they may have been in Wood land Park as recently as Sun day and may have left to get more The story is by no means said Mark the top FBI official in Col We have two suspects that are still on the The heavily armed inmates including rapists and armed robbers had puzzled and alarmed authorities by remaining together after bluffing their way out of prison The slaying of a Dallasarea officer 11 days later only increased fears that the inmates might want to go out in a blaze of Connally BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The prison system identi fied the convicts as George serv ing 99 years for aggravated kidnapping and Randy serv ing 30 years for injury to a child beat up a Michael serving a life sentence for capital murder in San Antonio was convicted of paying another man to kill his Larry serving 50 years for aggravated sexual assault in El Paso raped three women over six months in 1993 and Murphy serving 50 years for aggra vated sexual assault with a deadly weapon in Donald serving 99 years for aggra vated robbery robbed a woman at an Austin hotel in Joseph serv ing 50 years for murder in San Among those arrested was George the sus pected ringleader who was serving a life sentence for robbery and Investigators have portrayed Rivas as fearless and shrewd with a powerful hold over the See Congressman visits NB on Wednesday FROM STAFF REPORTS Lamar Smith will be in New Braunfels Wednesday to discuss his expectations for the coming Congress and incoming administration of President George At 11 Smith will meet with Comal County Commissioners Court in the commissioners court room on the third floor of the Comal County Courthouse Smith will speak to the New Braunfels Rotary Club from noon to 1 The Rotary Club meeting will take place in the Comal County Senior Citizen 655 Landa Council gives second nod to ban on smoking in public places BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The New Braunfels city council pushed smoking in public places one notch closer to extinction Monday night by voting 61 to ban smoking in public They also scheduled a workshop to talk about a proposal by the citys River Activities Committee for river management and its Council has to vote one more time before the smoking ban becomes Health care professionals lined up to support the smoking while members of the hospitality industry filled the ranks of those opposed to the prohibition Seventy percent of my customers are restaurant owner Nan cy Green Some of them have already told me theyll go to San Mar wherever elpe they can If you have the right vent ing and the right sections blocking it I dont see the prob A representative from Paramount Bowl said hia which spent more than half a million dollars ren ovating the bowling alley less than three years would suffer if the ban We attract 11 to 15 tournaments a Thats 144 to 300 people a year who come from out of he In Piano when a smoking ban took they almost went under But members of the medical com munity also lined up to support the This is a public health I must reiterate that again and Mark Statler Karon a Comal County Health Department listed a variety of illnesses and fatal deaths attributed to childrens exposure to secondhand Smoking is a not a she Another doctor said physicians had no vested interest in the other than controlling a public health See INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 7A Obituaries 3A Sports 2A Key Code
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