New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol; 148, No. 62 50 pages in 3 sections February 14, 1999
Serving Comal County since 1852
Did you forget flowers and
chocolates for your someone special? You still have time to get them and get in the mood for this romantic holiday. / 1B
► Title defense
Mike Trejo prepares to defend his flyweight title in San Marcos on March 10. Find out how he rebounded from a tragedy in the ring./ UA
Meet the 1999 Mid-Texas Symphony debutantes and find out more about the benefit ball planned Saturday./ 1B, 6B
First, ifs hot. Then ifs cool. But our Valentine’s Day looks to be just as nice as Saturday. See Page 2A for more on the forecast.Index
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Dail Wells points to the results posted on the television at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center as, from left, Florence Rocker, chief administrative officer Mary Kehrer and Ramon Chapa watch CNN’s live coverage of the proceedings in Washington, D.C.
Impeachment by the numbers
Here’s a numerical look back at the Clinton impeachment saga:
Nation, New Braunfels breathe sigh of relief at completion of Senate trial
By Heather Tood Staff Writer
New Braunfels residents don’t agree on the finale of President Clinton’s historic impeachment trial but most breathed a sigh of relief that it was finally over.
Residents gathered around television sets at home, in restaurants and at the gym to watch a live broadcast of the Senate’s vote on two articles of impeachment - perjury and obstruction of justice -against the country’s 42nd presi-
Clinton tries to rebuild presidency — Page 8A
What happens now —
dent Friday afternoon A group of senior citizens gathered around a large-screen television at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center as the Senate took
Gramm, Hutchison vote guilty on both charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting behind a massive desk stacked high with paperwork ignored during the Senate impeachment drama, Sen. Phil Gramm pronounced himself eager Friday to turn his attention back to legislative business.
Both he and Texas’ other Republican senator, Ray Bailey Hutchison, had voted less than two hours earlier to remove President Clinton from office — a position that didn’t carry the day.
Neither expressed disappointment
at the outcome. But both said they were confident that they had reached the correct verdict on the perjury and impeachment charges.
“In the end, it was clear to me
12 people Monica Lewinsky told her secret to
22 satellite TV trucks parked outside courthouse for Ms. Lewinsky’s first grand jury appearance
20+ times Monica was questioned
48 Gifts Ms Lewinsky said she and Clinton exchanged ^
bi value of hat pin Ms. Lewinsky received from Clinton
Op $2+ mHliOfl legal fees amassed by Ms. Lewinsky
87 people testified before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's grand jury
50,000pages of grand
0445 pages in Starr’s referral to the House
36 boxes of Starr report and evidence delivered to Congress
$40+ million cost of Clinton investigation to Starr s office
$4.4 million cost of Lewinsky investigation to Starr's office
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CNN in 1998 - the day of House impeachment vote
3 times networks went to split-screen coverage -Bills/Jets football game, bombing of Iraq, pope's arrival in St Lotus
a105th Congress impeached the president
$1 minion offered by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt for information on Congressional philandering
400 historians supported Clinton's defense arguments
4,613 Associated Press stones containing the word -Lewinsky
settlement paid by Clinton to Paula Jones
5+ mea culpas Clinton made in public
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... beyond a shadow of a doubt the president was guilty,” Gramm said.
Mrs. Hutchison said, “We have gone through the process that the Constitution required us to do, and the process is ova’. And now our responsibility is to do the business that we have been elected to do.”
Source. AP research
New pastor finds harmony in NB
By Heather Tooo Staff Writer
The new pastor at Harmony Baptist Church is bringing a different philosophy to the pulpit - preach what you practice.
“More than any ti ling else, it’s how we live our lives that shows the message of God,” Kevin Boston said. “The word of God is not so much present in my Sunday messages as it is in my life.”
“I love people, thats been my life and that entails all people. I believe one of the reasons God called me here was to bring unity to the people of New Braunfels”Kevin Boston Harmony Baptist pastor
As a black pastor with a predominantly white congregation, Boston said he believed he brought God’s message of love and brotherhood to his members.
“I love people, thatfc been my life, and that entails all people,” he said. “I believe one of the reasons God called me here was to bring unity to the people of New
Boston was installed as the new pastor for Harmony Baptist Feb. 7. To the congregation, however, he is a familiar face with a new title.
Boston and his family have lived in New Braunfels since 1993, and he has served as an interim pastor at Harmony Baptist since May 1998.
Public gets its turn at master plan Tuesday
By Bill O’Connell Staff Writer
New Braunfels officials Finally have their hands on a 20-year plan that took the city about 18 months to develop, but they have to share it with the public.
Tuesday’s public hearing on a comprehensive plan draft will be the second-to-last chance for residents to speak out about the document, which could
WHAT: public hearing WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 South Casted Ave.
WHY: City residents can sound off on the “comprehensive plan,” an extensive strategy for managing the city for the next 20 years.
become official city policy this spring. The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 South Castell Ave.
“We’re trying to drum up some interest,” city planning director Harry Bennett said.
The comprehensive plan was the only item slated for discussion at Tuesday’s hearing.
Scheduled for approval by New Braunfels City Council around April, the document will be used by city leaders to manage population growth, spur economic development and manage city resources through 2020.
In 1997 the city hired Wilbur Smith Associates, a national consulting firm, to create the comprehensive plan. City residents were invited to help customize the document for use by New Braunfels officials.
About 330 residents were grouped into nine advisory sub-committees this past year and asked to make recommendations to the consultant.
In a recent letter to Bennett, the consultant called residents’ participation the “cornerstone” of the plan.
Area police bust robbery suspects
By Christina Minor
New Braunfels and San Marcos police nabbed four suspects wanted for a jewel heist in San Marcos Friday morning.
About 45 minutes after the robbery was reported at Zales Jewelers in San Marcos, New Braunfels police officer Michael McFer-ran spotted on Interstate 35 a 1984 Mazda fitting the description of a car connected with the robbery. McFerran stopped the vehicle shortly before noon near the Walnut Avenue exchange and detained the suspects until San Marcos police arrived.
The suspects, two 20-year-old black males and two 18-year-old black males from Converse and San Antonio, were booked into the
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Kevin Boston says he is answering a calling as he serves as new pastor for Harmony Baptist Church.