New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, February I, 2000 — HERALD-ZEITUNG — Page 3A
Candidates flip pancakes, seek NH’s support
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - The presidential candidates shoveled snow, flipped pancakes and trudged through the slushy streets of New Hampshire on Monday, waging handshake-to-handshake combat to the finish of their hard-fought primary races.
;With the field puzzling over Ways to get supporters to voting booths, Sen. John McCain joked that he had the answer.
j “Death threats,” the Arizona Republican said. “If they don’t go out, and don’t vote for McCain, then don’t start your car for the next week.”
Kidding aside, the stakes were high for McCain who badly needs a victory in his nomination fight with better-financed George W. Bush. Bush is seeking a come-from-behind victory here to burnish his front-running national campaign, while staunch conservatives Steve Forbes, Alan Keyes and Gary Bauer are trying to show they still have a chance.
“I’m confident of victory,”
McCain said, turning five outdoor rallies into virtual victory laps around the state as polls gave him a slight edge. “I like my chances a lot,” said Bush, who went from photo op to photo op as his aides said momentum was on his side, even if time wasn’t.
Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley were locked in race that could determine the staying power of Bradley’s insurgent campaign.
“We’re closing fast,” Bradley declared, as polls showed the former New Jersey senator trailing Gore but posing a threat in their bitterly fought race.
Bradley has enough money to weather a New Hampshire loss more easily than McCain. The candidates’ schedules were all made for TV, though one photo opportunity didn’t turn out as planned for the struggling Bauer campaign.
He tumbled off the stage during a pancake flipping demonstration. The griddle pan was bent, but the candidate was unhurt and
Victoria R. Guzman, a resident of Rockdale for the past 15 years after moving from New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29,2000, at her home at the age of 68. Mrs. Guzman was bom on Sept. 17, 1931, in Seguin, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. I, 2000, at the
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockdale, with the Rev. Robert Herald officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
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Doris (Dot) Nolte passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 1999, in New Braunfels at the age of 86.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie H. Nolte, and wife, Janet, of New Braunfels, and Donnie W. Nolte, and wife, Kathleen, of Marion, T$*as; one sister, Naqmi Threadgill, of Michigan; seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Ms. Nolte was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Henry Nolte.
Visitation began at 6 p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral
Home and will continue until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the First Baptist Church or the Eastside Baptist Church.
Mr. Albert E. Payne Jr., of New Braunfels, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. He was bom March 14, 1931, to Albert E. Payne Sr. and Geraldine Brown Payne in Chattanooga, Term. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann S. Payne of New Braunfels; and daughter, Alana Lynn Bingiel and husband, Joseph, of North Canton, Ohio.
A gathering of friends in his memory is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St. Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Carolyn Jean Williams, a resident of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the McKenna Memorial Hospital, Inc., in New Braunfels, Texas, at the age of 58.
Mrs. Williams was born to Hilmar “Doc” Opperman and Jean (Carpenter) Opperman on Nov. 7, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. From high school, she worked at US A A and Stewart Title in San Antonio. She married Stone H. Williams on Jan. 27, 1962, in San Antonio, Texas, and after moving to New Braunfels in 1970 she and her husband operated GuadaComa Mechanical, with the help of their great employees. Mrs. Williams was a 1959 graduate of Highlands High School in San Antonio, a member of the Preceptor Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Int’l and held the office of treasurer, past state chairman of the Junior Miss Pageant that was held in New Braunfels in 1973, and was a very generous contributor to GreenPeace and numerous animal rights groups.
Survivors include her husband, Stone Williams; her children, Stoney, and his wife, Sara; David, and his wife, Cheryl; and her only daughter, Lilia, who came to them from Europe; granddaughter, only one but a real jewel, “Rachel,” the apple of their eye and the six-month-old daughter of David and
Cheryl; brother, Stephen Opperman, and his wife, Gloria, and their daughter, Leslie, all from New Braunfels; her favorite aunt, Harriet Trainer of San Antonio; cousins, Dorothy Junker, Cecily Williams, Deneice Smith, Michael Trainer, Terry Hill, Bridget Cheever, Jennie Hampton, Kay Doerfler, Carroll Duffel and Wayne Opperman.
Visitation began at 3 p.m. Monday and will continue until noon Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. I, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church of New Braunfels, with the Rev. Dr. Charles DeHaven officiating. Burial will be in Comal Cemetery in New Braunfels, Texas.
Memorials may be given to The Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 310587, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0587
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
unbowed: “I’m a survivor,” Bauer said, recognizing the political symbolism.
Bush flipped pancakes, too. The Texas governor also toured a crime lab and stopped at a bowling alley and a sledding hill - speeding down in a red, white and blue innertube with 13-year-old twins Lizzy and Laura Saggau of Merrimack. A downtown stroll was canceled when pro-marijuana protesters showed up in Exeter.
Gore was out before dawn, shaking hands in the pelting freezing rain outside the Lockheed Sanders plant. Later he met at a nursing home with senior citizens, most of them in wheelchairs, to renew his claim that Bradley’s health care plan would replace their Medicaid with $ 150-a-month vouchers.
Bradley maintains, however, that his health care plan would leave in place federal aid that states now get from Medicaid for nursing home care. Bradley paid $ 15.99 for a red snow shovel then cleared the sidewalk in front of
Aubuchon Hardware in Concord.
“Hope you can help me tomorrow,” he told clerk Ruthie Johnson.
Forbes was the only candidate to pass up a picture, refusing to dip his hands into a lobster tank at Fred Daley’s fish store in Exeter.
“I’ll wait for the final product,” he said. Polls show him a distant third to McCain and Bush, bumping up against Keyes.
Forbes, the multimillionaire candidate who had talked about finishing first or second here, told reporters they were more likely to “find a rubber chicken in Fred’s fish market” than to witness him dropping out of the race.
The key to both contests could be independents, who can vote in either primary. Though a majority of New Hampshire independents are actually party-line voters, a small portion of the state’s electorate can swing either way, and are being courted by both Bradley and McCain. That could account for the differences in overnight
polls, particularly for the GOP race in which surveys show everything from a McCain lead to an edge for Bush.
Polls that include a large sample of independents tend to favor McCain, with Bush doing better when fewer independents are factored in.
It may come down to people like Debbie Pickering, an independent who normally votes Democratic but is with McCain this time.
“I don’t trust either one of them,” she said of the Democratic pairing. Julie Simons caught McCain’s act Friday and attended Bradley’s town hall Monday in Hollis.
“I think I’ve made up my mind,” she said. “Bradley just comes across loud and clear. I like his style.”
Not by accident, McCain and Bradley sounded similar themes in their last full day of campaigning.
The Democrat said a vote for him would “send a message to this country that the old ways are over
and the new politics have arrived The Republican, wrapping up a five-rally day with confetti swirling in the frigid night air, sail* in Bedford that a vote for him would send a message “from New Hampshire to America and ti world that we're going to gt\e ti government back to the people.” Bush supporters said he won do better than polls sugge because Republicans are mi n likely than independents to v-Tuesday.
“Now that it comes down t turnout, I think we probably hu\ the easier task,” sam Massachusetts Gov. Paul Celluco campaigning for Bush in the stat that borders his ow n. “McCain Iv a bigger challenge because intl pendents have to decide betw v a McCain and Bradley.”
The Bush campaign mailt A 120,000 pieces of literature in ti runup to the primary, and placed a least one telephone call to 48,0(0 households identified as supporters.
Agricultural commissioner examines drought damage
SAN ANGELO (AP) Rancher Bill Tullos stood on a bed of red and silver stones Monday where the Little Rocky Creek used to run 40 feet deep. He prayed for rain.
“Every morning, every afternoon, every evening we pray for rain,” Tullos said clutching his hands and looking upward. “It’s a fight each and every day. It’s hard to deal with.”
For 75 of his 76 years, Tullos has lived on the ranch 15 miles west of San Angelo. For the past 54 years, he and his wife, Margie, have raised sheep, cattle and goats.
In his family’s five decades of ranching, they, like the other 50 ranchers who gathered on the property Monday to talk with Texas Agriculture Commission Susan Combs, have seen drought come and go. Somehow they have always made it through.
But it’s never been as bad as it is now, they said. Never before this past August has Little Rocky Creek run dry.
“It’s as dry as I’ve ever seen it. In the ’50s we had seven years. It wasn’t drier it was just dry a couple years more. We hope for a break before then,” Tullos said.
“It’s pretty tough. When you don’t get rain, you don’t get money,” Margie Tullos said. “We’re not going hungry because we’ve always been ones to save, and that’s taking care of us during these times.”
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Tullos, his fellow livestock producers and farmers in West Texas are feeling the effects of the state’s third drought in four years. The dry conditions are expected to last through the spring or longer, Combs said.
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