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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas Page April recount SAN ANTONIO sidnal challenger Henry Cuellar pined three more votes in days District 28 recount in Bexar County giving him a lead over threeterm incumbent Clro Rodriguez with three counties left to retabulate their results Rodriguez meanwhile flew from to his hometown of San Antonio to raise the notion of vote fraud following the startlingresults ofluesdays ballot recounts in the Cellar strongholds ofVVebb andZapata counties Something is happening and its not correct and its not Rodriguez said during a Wednesday news conference Theres no logic no explanation for what has Rodriguez seeking his fourth term in Congress led Cuellar by 126 votes out of more than votes cast Igftftj were initially counted in Vs foehts lead at 150 f after five of thell coun Democratic dis conducted their recounts tftodriguez who returned to Wash ington on Wednesday said his cam paign expects to file a lawsuit this week challenging the recount results in Webb and Zapata those two Miere Cuellar was born and where and whereJiis mother lives only In those two counties have this totally inexplicable and said ttdhiey BuckWood of Austin countered that Rodriguez merely because hes losing jez was gracious jfefW3s ahead I wish he would be gra when hes Cuellar told of reporters Thats a stan daird a congressman should be held than 300 uncounted ballots tilraed up in a ballot box in Zapata ity with 78 percent of them cast juellar In Webb County Cuellar ised another 177 votes in the at while no new ones were Id tor Rodriguez state Democratic Party offi said tiie recount vote total in Webb was 115 votes higher than the Dumber of ballots tabulated on pri tnwy night A recount to determine the actual number of ballots cast in county r scheduled for Sunday NEWS DIGEST HERALDZETTUNG contact News Editor Brian Grartf at 6259144 ext 221 or byemail at com I Students in the i centro Day School ride in a bikeathon fundraiser for the SPCA on Wednesday From staff wire reports LOCAL NEW BRAUNFELS Small Business Person of year nominations due April 5 The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will recognize Small Busi ness Week May 516 and will select Small Business Person of the Year We have recognized our small businesses and selected a Small Business Person of the Year since said Karen Cork chair woman of the chambers Small Business Week committee Cork said nomination forms were available at the chamber office and would be accepted through April 5 The criteria for nomination includes membership in the chamber someone who is a busi ness owner or manager for a mini mum of seven years someone who is involved in the community and someone who employs fewer than 50 Cork said Posters designating Small Busi ness Week will be displayed at local businesses and the county judge and mayor will make she added For information call 6252385 NEW BRAUNFELS SAFE CITY COMMISSION NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TO HAVE MEETING The Safe City Commission wants to meet tonight with anyone who has a Neighborhood Watch program on their block active or inac tive as well as anyone who would like to start one Ron Friesenhahn Safe City Com mission chairman said the Neigh borhood Watch information meeting would begin at 7 in the munic ipal court room at the Law Enforce ment Center 1488 South Seguin Ave Wed like anybody whos inter ested in either starting a program or reinvigorating an existing one to Friesenhahn said TEXAS TEXAS CITY REFINERY EVACUATED AFTER FIRE EXPLOSION A furnace at the BP refinery has exploded and burned sending 10 people to a hospital for treatment of exposure to chemicals The furnace fire followed multi ple blasts that rocked the Houston Ship Channelarea petrochemical complex about Tuesday was fueled by naphtha a petrole um feed stock used at the refinery said Bruce C Clawson the Texas City emergency management director Regulatory agencies will con duct investigations into the inci dent which forced the evacuation of the plant for several hours Tuesday night Clawson said an internal inves tigation was also under way fol lowing a heightened security alert from recent reports from the FBI and industry groups that refiner ies in this area might be targeted by terrorists That was one of our first con cerns with the blasts Clawson told the Texas City Sun in Wednes days editions But there is no indication of that none at BP spokeswoman Annie Smith said operations resumed late Tuesday The Texas City refinery is the largest of BPs four refineries in the Houston area It has the capacity to refine barrels of crude oil daily BASTROP TWO SCHOOL BUSES WRECK INJURING CHILDREN Two school buses wrecked Wednesday morning on a rural road causing 18 students and both bus drivers to be taken to an Austin hospital with minor injuries a Bastrop school official said The students who ranged in age from 4 to 18 were all treated and released from Brackenridge Hospi tal by Wednesday afternoon said Michelle Gonzalez hospital spokeswoman The wreck occurred when one bus slowed to pick up a student and the second bus struck the first from behind said Tela Mange spokes woman for the Texas Department of Public Safety The second bus then veered into oncoming traffic arid clipped a pickup truck she said The driver of the pickup was not injured Officers ticketed the driver of the second bus Michael Daniel Rodriguez 51 for failing to control speed a misdemeanor offense Mange said NATION WASHINGTON HALL OF FAMERS WELCOMED TO THE WHITE HOUSE President Bush who will throw out the opening pitch for the St Louis Cardinals on Monday warmed up a little Wednesday during a White House lunch with three dozen members of the Baseball Hall of Fame I played Little League baseball with the Midland Texas Cubs and its where I said the president Bush said Vice President Dick Cheney who was also at the lunch would be throwing out the first pitch at Cincinnatis home opener Monday He suggested that they not pull out the radar Bush added Among the White House guests were the newest Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor Other Hall of Fame players who had lunch with the president and vice president included Sandy Koufax DaveWinfield Gary Carter Jim Bunning George Brett Tom Seaver Rollie Fingers Carl ton Fisk Ozzie Smith Eddie Mur ray Phil Niekro Johnny Bench Lou Brock Rod Carew Orlando Cepeda Bobby Doerr Bob Feller Monte Jenkins Al Kaline Ralph Kiner Juan Marichal Bill Mazeroski Joe Mor gan Stan Musial Tony Perez Gay lord Perry Robin Roberts Brooks Robinson Red Schoendienst Duke Snider and Robin Yount WASHINGTON RICE TO FACE QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTACKS TERRORISM When she testifies before the commission reviewing the Sept 11 attacks Condoleezza Rice will face pointed questions about what outgoing Clinton adminis tration officials told her about ter rorism how urgently the new Bush administration regard ed alQaidas threat We want to hear from Dr Rice about the kind of threats and dangers that were apparent to her before said Thomas H Kean the Republican chairman of the Sept 11 commission and a former New Jersey governor The panel and relatives of Sept 11 victims say they want Rice to clear up under threat of perjury conflicting statements made by herself and Richard Clarke a former White House counterterrorism chief who served under both the Clinton and Bush administrations WORLD VIENNA OPEC AGREES TO CUT OUTPUT TARGET With fuel costs already at uncomfortable levels for con sumers OPEC took a step that could push prices even higher by announcing Wednesday that it would cut its crude oil production target by 4 percent The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hopes the cut which takes effect Thursday will prevent a slide in prices this spring when the global demand for oil usually slips to a seasonal low Some analysts said the cut could soon push crude prices above the psychologically important thresh old of per barrel though futures markets fell on Wednesday The decision could also worsen the pain for motorists who have been paying the highest prices in recent years for gasoline OPEC which pumps about a third of the worlds oil agreed in talks at its headquarters in Vienna to reduce its output target by 1 mil lion barrels per day TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million BB WEDNESDAY LOTTO JaclPOt million LOTTEH 43 BB PICK FIVE Day 066 Night 371 TEXAS TWOSTEP 7122327 J33 MEGA MILLIONS MegaplierS ARRESTS Law enforcement officers in Comal County and New Braunfels charged the follow ing between March 30 and 31 2004 Reynaldo Lagunas Aguirre 32 New Braunfels burglary of a habitation Laurie Denise Bailey 40 Canyon Lake reckless driving possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana Todd Grant Barker 34 Spring Branch missappropriation of property in excess of Jody Ray Brandt 29 New Braunfels harassment viola tion of promise to appear Juan Luis Delarosa 43 Austin unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon Stacey Edmonson 36 Houston no drivers license failure to maintain financial responsibility parole viola tion Kenny Dewayne Evink 22 MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD m Seguin failure to maintain financial responsibility 2 expired inspection sticker 2 violation of promise to appear 2 Mark Anthony Franklin 26 San Antonio driving while license suspended Kenneth John Head 34 Canyon Lake motion to adju arrest search or transport Scott Holder 30 San Marcos failure to maintain financial responsibility Rene Michelle Leggett 36 New Braunfels theft between and Samuel Anthony Longoria 29 New Braunfels driving while license suspended John Joseph Malone III 22 Killeen sion of between 1 and 4 grams of a controlled sub stance Sheila M Marroquin 37 New Braunfels theft between and Allen Wayne Marsh 44 Fort Worth expired drivers license expired vehicle regis tration failure to maintain financial responsibility Johnie Wesley Mason IV 31 Canyon Lake failure to of methamphetamine Tania Ivonne Medina 17 New Braunfels assault by threat Nelson Barry Sanford 23 Canyon Lake no drivers license Berlinda Gomez Sauceda 51 Seguin theft between and Trace Rogers Smith 19 Canyon littering a public highway property or waters expired license plates no motor vehicle inspection cer tificate failure to maintain financial responsibility Eileen Tristan 35 New Braunfels no drivers license Parent Organizations Community Organizations Clubs Events Meetings Sports Stories Great Deals CATCH ff ALL EACH MORNING Col MS9144 wbKribi Hdbyl HOW TO CONTACT US Herald Zeitung 707 lamia New Braunlels TX 78130 6259144 lax 830 6251224 Published on Salutday Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuftsday lluough Fuday by llie New Braunlels HetaldZeiiung LISPS 377 88DI 707 Landa Street 01 Diawei 311328 New Braunlels Comal County Texas 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by ihe New Braunlels Heraldleiluny in New Biaunlels Texas Subscription Camei deliveied in Comal and Guadaluue counties IhiHB Six One Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas fhiee Six One Mail 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