Thursday, April 19, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas April 2001 HKRALDZmTUNG Page 3A Federal Reserve lowers interest rates to percent WASHINGTON AP Acting in an emergency conference the Federal Reserve moved Wednesday to bolster the flag ging economy by cutting interest rates by half a point for the fourth time this It marked the most aggressive credit easing during Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspans nearly 14 years at the helm and sent a clear message that the central bank is pre pared to do whatever it can to prevent a Wall which had given up hope that the Fed would cut rates again before its meeting on May soared on the TRIAUFrom 1A The Dow Jones industrial average enjoyed its third biggest oneday point gain in rising by or to close at The technologyheavy Nasdaq rose its fourth best percentage to close at this was a masterful stroke on the part of the Fed because the markets had completely eliminated the pos sibility of a Fed cut before the next said David chief economist at Aubrey Lanston in New The Feds decision to cut the federal funds the inter est that banks charge each to percent will translate into lower borrowing costs for millions of Commercial banks immediately followed suit with a half point cut in their prime lending pushing the benchmark for many consumer and business loans down to the lowest level in more than six the Heiser home on The Reisers were indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on March The case has been moved to New Braunfels because of pretrial Testimony opened Wednes day with the crossexamina tion of Stephanie the first CPS investigator called to Liberty Hill Elementary School on to look into the condition of the girl who is Joseph Heisers bio logical daughter and Yevette Heisers adopted child Smith had testified Tues day that Yevette Heiser showed no response when told that CPS had taken her oldest daughter to the hospi tal and contrasted that with the womans reported strong reaction when fold her 15 month old daughter also was being The impression left in the Tuesday testimony was that the Heisers particularly Heiser responded much differently with respect to the younger The pros ecution has suggested there were two standards of treat ment for the children in the Heiser Roy one of Yevette Heisers assailed Smiths account of the first meeting between CPS and the Minton asked Smith if Yevette Heisers seeming flat response to the investigator telling her that her daughter had been taken to hospi tal hadnt been because school officials had already told Think about it Minton Didnt she tell you that she already knew BRAUNE Adam age of San went to be with the Lord on April all these things you were telling her I did not know that she knew Smith Later in the crossexami Joseph Heisers attor Ed delved into Smiths notetaking Smith had testified that the girl told her on January 5 that shed been fed at home the night but that information didnt appear anywhere in Smiths sixpage Smith didnt recol lect if that information had been in her and she said shed destroyed her notes shortly after writing up the Walsh questioned that Dont you think that it would be important that this jury would want to know that Walsh Smith Williamson County para medic Paula Spiller was dis patched to the school to bring the emaciated child to the Tve seen kids dying of can cer who looked similarly ema Spiller Kids who have AIDS look like Joseph the second CPS investigator to meet the said hed never in more than cases seen a girl who looked like the one he met on My initial reaction was she looked like a child who had walked out of the Wicker Liberty Hill Elementary School physical education teacher and cafeteria moni tor Kim Moore described how she and other school employ Arrangements pending with Mission Park Mission Park South of San Antonio HENNE Beatrice Bea Justine OToole beloved moth greatgrand mother and was called to be with the Lord on April at the age of Beatrice was bornon in San Antonio but lived most of her life in In her younger days she enjoyed camping and being as she was called by will truly be missed by She had a love for and Spring was one of her favorite times of the Her smile was contagious and could light up a Though she will be there is an everlasting love in the hearts of all she She was preceded in death by one Mary Chaney and two John Green and Theodore Green She is survived by her Maida Meredith and of Austin Bessie of New and Evelyn of Houston Debby Mered Sharon Debbie John Green Todd Pat Tammy Nanney and Dickie She also is survived by 17 greatgrandchildren and seven greatgreatgrand The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 April at Harrell Funeral 4435 Frontier Trail in Pri vate graveside services will be at a later Harrell Funeral Home of Austin A Sign To Senior Living Large Apartment Homes for 62 Or a Full Service Independent Living Community For Seniors Residential Request Fee Application Deposit One Bedroom Two Bedroom Two Bedroom One 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cial diet to try to manage Attention Deficit On the day school officials called in Moore told Starnes she couldnt believe the condition of the What did you see the prosecutor saw a bag of I just burst into tears and ran out of the Moore Williamson County Sheriffs Belinda Thomp son testifies about the day the children were taken from the HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Thursday through Thursday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas 78131 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung in New Gamer delivered in Comal and Guadalupe six one Senior Cit izen Discounts by carrier deliv ery only six one Mail delivery out side Comal County in Texas three six one DANGER You May Be Shocked By Our Super Low 358 Landa 6292781 PECs plans or competton Electric cooperatives in Texas nave the option or opening their service areas to competition in January Pedernales Electric Cooperative will offer its members the 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