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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FROM From The Associated Press 4 4 INJURED AFTERTRAIN HITS VAN A freight train struck a van at a rural Alabama crossing early killing four men on their way to construction jobs and injuring four authorities The collision occurred about when it was still at a crossing near Highway The crossing was marked only by a faded with one arm of its X There were no cross bars or flashing There were eight people in the Four were killed and four were hospital with two in critical authorities The white van rolled several times before land ing in a ditch beside the train with windows broken and seats and con tents from inside strewn on the Jesus Clavijo said his 19yearold was among those He said they were all from Mexico and working con struction 3 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS KILLED BY GUNMEN Gunmen stopped a pickup truck full of illegal immi shot some and took the rest captive Thursday in an attack that left at least three men dead and two people authori ties Authorities were trying to determine who the gunmen were and said some of the immigrants remained The men shot three one along a known smuggling corridor then forced several other immigrants in the group to leave with Pima County sher iffs officials The bodies of two of those immigrants were found about 10 miles north in the cab of the pickup truck that had been carrying the HAVANA CUBA DEPORTS KEY DRUG SUSPECT A reputed drug kingpin sought by the United States has been deported to Cubas government said Colombia has said it will extradite Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante to the The government announcement read over Cuban state television said that Gomez Bustamante was turned over to Colombian authorities at local time at Havanas international air an alleged top boss of Colombias Norte del Valle cartel known by his alias is wanted on a indictment in New York on drug traffick racketeering and moneylaundering February 2007 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A TNEY SAID IT I made the and now Ive got to keep Scott a 26yearold Chicago Bears fan from who legally changed his name to Peyton Manning after signing a pledge to do so if the Bears lost Sundays Super Bowl to the Indianapolis White House officials defend Pelosi WASHINGTON AP Democrat Nancy Pelosi received some rare help Thursday from the Wliite House against a barrage of Republican criticism over how the new House speaker intends to get back For security Pelosi is enti tled to fly to her San Francisco district on military The House who helps oversee security for the suggested that flying nonstop would be die safest way home for next after the vice president in the line of presidential led by aggressive jun ior seized on the most extreme possibility Pelosis flying on the military equivalent of a Boeing 757 with the latest in travel Speaker can access Air Force plane Too some critics Too others Too much ado about the White House weighed 1 have never asked for any larger Pelosi I have said that I am happy to ride commercial if the plane they have doesnt go coast to To presidential spokesman Tony This is a silly story and I think its been unfair to the During debate on a bill that encour aged research on advanced Republicans proposed an amendment urging planes diversify their fuel load to include domestically produced alterna tive The amendment singled out pas senger planes with 42 business class seats capable of transcontinental flights exactly the specifications of an Air Force C32 The jet that Pelosi has produces pounds of carbon dioxide an far more than the previous speak er said Patrick R Pelosis predecessor was Den nis Flying in a large Air Force Mark appears to remove any spending controls from our operations and dramatically increases our impact on the environment espe cially climate came under He does not have a as I to come to this floor and to discuss the consequences for our said John After the attacks of the Bush administration agreed to provide Hastert with a military plane for added security during trips back Hastert flew in a commutersized Air Force House SergeantatArms Bill Livin good said in a statement he recom mended the Pentagon continue the begun with of flying the speaker back The fact that Speaker Pelosi lives in California compelled me to request an aircraft that is capable of making non stop flights for security unless such an aircraft is he Rival Palestinian Korea nuclear talks resume leaders sign deal Consensus found on a powersharing government at summit Saudi Arabia AP Rival Palestinian factions signed a powersharing accord aimed at ending months of bloodshed agreeing that the Islamic militant group Hamas would head a new coalition government that would respect past peace agreements with Israel and the have demanded the new gov ernment explicitly renounce recognize Israel and agree to uphold past peace The vague promise to respect past deals a com promise reached after Hamas rejected pressure for more binding language did not appear to go far and Israeli acceptance is crucial to the deals Unless they are convinced Hamas has sufficiently mod the West is unlikely to lift a crippling financial blockade of the Palestinian and it will be difficult to advance die peace In the State Department issued a cautious statement late Thursday that avoided judgment on reports of a saying officials had not yet seen details of either the composition or the political program for the new govern In terms of what the out come of those discussions look like and whether they meet the Quartet I think well just have to State Depart ment deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Shortly after Hamas won elections in January the socalled Quartet of Middle East peace mediators the the the European Union and future aid to a new Palestinian government led by the militant group would be reviewed by donors against that governments com mitment to renounce violence and recognize Israel and other Israeli government spokes woman MM Eisin would not say whether Israel believes the guidelines of the new govern ment fulfill those Israel expects a new Pales tinian government to respect and accept all three of die inter national community princi Eisin told The Associated Press after the accord was At stake is roughly billion a year in frozen aid from for eign donors in addition to approximately million in withheld tax revenues collected by Israel on behalf of the Pales BEIJING AP Talks on North Koreas nuclear programs resumed on a positive note with the Chinese hosts distributing a draft agreement and the North agreeing in principle to initial steps to Envoys from six nations are trying to agree on steps to implement a September 2005 deal in which North Korea pledged to disarm in exchange for aid and security The 2005 deal the only one to emerge since negotiations began in 2003 was a broad statement of principles that did not outline any concrete steps for dismantling North Koreas nuclear The main Assistant Secretary of State Christopher said the new proposal would be a set of actions that would have to be taken in a finite amount of He declined to give but said moves would occur in a matter of The delegations are coalescing around some of the themes that we believe should be the basis for a first step in implementing the 2005 Hill The first step of a journey is often the most difficult and this effort is in fact proving A South Korean speaking early Friday The first step of a journey is often the most difficult and this effort is in fact proving Christopher Hill Assistant secretary of state on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing said China circulated a draft The official gave no but other dele gates said earlier that he agreement would outline initial steps for implementing the 2005 Such an agreement would set the stage for the first tangible steps in more than three years of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in Washington she was cautiously optimistic that the implementation of the agreement could At the last 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