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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                FROM From The Associated Press LONDON THINK TANK WARNS OF OBSTACLES TO SUSTAINABLE BIO FUELS SECTOR The benefits of biofuel made from sugar cane and other crops might be weakened if the industry continues to expand without controls and trade an environmental think tank said As more developing countries promote biofu trade agreements and some form of regulation are said Annie Dufey of the London based International Insti tute for Environment and There is currently no multilateral agreement on whether biofuels are industrial or agricultural goods or an international forum for dealing with the This lack of coherence and coordination could lead to biofuels solving a specific problem but simultaneously creating several she The institute raised the concerns in a report ahead of the European Renewable Energy Policy which begins in Belgium on MAN DIES AFTER ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR CATCHES FIRE A retiree died after his electric wheelchair caught fire and he could nt authorities said Harold was engulfed in flames and suffered burns over more man 75 percent of his said county coro ners spokesman Craig He was pro nounced dead Wednes day at a Los Angeles hos Harvey The wheelchair motor apparently touched off the His wheelchair started to catch on and he just couldnt get out of his said Assis tant Fire Chief Mark Ben nett of the Los Angeles County Fire A neighbor heard the mans and a 911 call brought firefighters at about Bennett NATION January 2007 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A THEY SAID IT They offered me two comps for the Stephen who was playing a slot machine that said hed won in a power play but later was told by officials from the casino that the message was sent in error Beirut clashes lead to curfew Lebanon AP University students loyal to Lebanons government clashed with Hezbollah sup porters setting cars ablaze and battling with homemade clubs and The rnelee deepened worries that Lebanon cannot contain the political and sectarian rivalries threatening to push it toward civil At least three people were killed and dozens were injured before army troops backed by tanks and firing barrages of warning shots into the air dis persed most The mil itary then declared Beiruts first curfew since But the fallout reaches far beyond trie casualty The sparked by a cafeteria scuffle between pro government Sunni Muslims and proHezbollah reinforced fears that Lebanons sectarian divisions are erupting into violence as they did during the 19751990 civil It was the third straight clay of sparked by a Hezbollahled strike Tuesday that came ahead of a crucial gathering of donor nations in The conference Thurs day raised pledges of bil lion to help Prime Minister Fuad Sanioras government rebuild after last summers devastating Israel Hezbollah The money and show of international support could boost the embattled The Iranianbacked Hezbol lah has vowed to bring him down unless the opposition is given more The chaos has paralyzed the Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday mat donors were backing the wrong side in the standoff and that he could topple Saniora at any In Saniora pleaded to his countrymen to distance themselves from No one can help a coun try if the people of this coun try dont want to help them he I call on your wisdom and Leaders on all sides called for Nasrallah who has insisted in recent days he does not want Lebanon to tumble into civil on TV in the evening to tell followers it was a religious duty to get off the streets to allow securi ty forces to keep I appeal to you in the name of Lebanon and human con science Its a pity to waste Lebanon like said Par liament Speaker Nabih a Hezbollah It is time we learn from the Woman fends off a lion that attacked her husband SAN FRANCISCO AP Wildlife officials on Thurs day credited a woman with saving her husbands life by clubbing a mountain lion that attacked him while the couple were hiking in a Cal ifornia state Jim and Nell who will celebrate their 50th wed ding anniversary next were hiking in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park when the lion He didnt It was a horrible plea for and I turned and by then the cat had wrestled Jim to the Nell Hamm said in an inter view from the hospital where her husband was recovering from a torn puncture wounds and other Although the Hamms are experienced neither had seen a mountain lion before Jim Hamm was his wife Nell Hamm said she grabbed a fourinchwide log and beat the animal with but it would not release its hold on her husbands Jim was talking to me all through and he Ive got a pen in my pocket and get the pen and jab him in the she So I got the pen and tried to put it in his but it didnt want to go in as easy as I thought it When the pen bent and became Nell Hamm went back to using the The lion eventually let go with blood on its stood staring at the She screamed and waved the log until die animal walked State leaders angry about new Sprint charge AUSTIN AP State lead ers are investigating a new fee on Sprint cell phone bills that many believe is overcharging Texas customers and might even be Sprint began charging the 1 percent Texas Margin Fee Reimbursement on cell phone bills this but the com pany will owe a percent tax on their revenue under the states new business often called the margins Sprint spokesman John Tay lor contends that the total col lections will actually be less than What is Some com mercial customers are1 only being charged a percent he said Theres nothing in the statute that precludes us from doing Taylor The cost of complying with this gov ernment we can pass on in the form of a An explanation on the bills claims that the fees include certain charges assessed on Sprint that we pass through to our as well as those that recover the costs incurred by Sprint in comply ing with various federal and state some state leaders believe Texas law prohibits any business fttttri charging customers atax even they call it a Business tax analysts say that legal argument may come down to what is a tax versus what is a Our lawyers are looking into whether we have the authority to stop them from doing said a spokesman for Comptroller Susan A spokesman for David Dewhurst said several members of the Senate and Dewhurst are concerned Sprint was trying to tax individuals more than their own Chocolate Covered Strawberries 1308 Common Suite 203 New TX 78130 8306260775 HIT RUN Witnesses to the hit and run accident on January 19th at 10 pm on San Antonio Street in front of Prince Solms Inn Please Call 6091091 or 7432991 CASINO Lake LA Round trip receive food or cash Casino Express 888 9VIP runs are 7 days a week PM runs are Fri Sat ANTONIO Airport Blvd Parkridge Airport Security AM PM PM 8755 East 110 Shell AM PM PM 110 Hwy 46 Parkn AM PM PM 110 FM 609 McDonalds AM PM PM 15PM 2204 Hwy 71S IiO Whattburger AM PM PM PM Whataburger AM IM PM PM starts 011507 Casino Express reserves the right to alter or cancel without Who do you think makes Now Braunfels a honor placoP iHERALDZEITUNG IS READ EVERYWHERE The HeroldZeitung invites readers to nominate Unsung Heroes for our annual publication honoring those who serve this ojienttmes without thanlcs and without If you know someone who deserves to be included among our Unsung write us and let us Unsung Hero of the Year Nomination Form Your Nominees Your Nominees Phone Your reason for nominating this person for unsung hero Your Name Your Phone Number If more space is needed than provided please attach an additional page to the For coil Gerard MacCrossan at 6259J44 exL Deadline is Mail to Unsung 707 Landa New TX or send an emaii to neus@heraldeitung.com.   

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