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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas World, National BriefsHatawyahu, Iwlit ictmMid aw CWwdJlw® IrOOp pillIDSC H JERUSALEM (AP) Negotiator* I uesday held what they helped wa* (he Ona! round of talk* on an Uracil troop pullback from Hebron, and said Prime Minuter Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat amid mr el later in the day lo finalize a deal Urael radio said the two side* agreed in principle that Netanyahu and Arafat would would meet at 6 p m tonight Quoting a senior Palestinian aecunty official, the radio said the two leaden could initial a draft of a Hebron agreement at the turnout and hold a formal signing later in the However, Arafat tpokcaman Nato I Abourdeneh denied the radio report, saying no meeting was scheduled yet Israeli government spokesman Moshe Fogel said a summit was possible today but added nothing had been scheduled yet In Hebron, a city of 130,000 Palestinians and 300 Jewish settlers, tensions rose as an Israeli withdrawal drew closer. Daaafia od botHss recovered SESAPANI, India (AP) Hacking through tropical forest, rescuers today pulled oui dozens of corpses from the wreckage of an •xpresa train Mown off the tracks by a bomb in remote northeastern India Rescuers cut away metal sheets of the train cars and sliced through steel hers to extricate Ut bodies, said S P Mehta, a railway official. Another MO people were taken lo hospitals in nearby Ahpur Duar by a special train •Many of lite injured are in critical condition and could die,” Mehla said No me claimed responsibility lor Monday's explosion, but ii came in die heart of an area thai ii ii I Hauls of the Modo tribe wan! as their own auhmomous region Their campaign has been mounting in violence in ret en! months, as aval dodo factions compete to demonstrate their strength Seven minutes after the New Delhi bound Brahmaputra Express pulled out of Kokrajhar st si I od, a huge explosion threw the engine and the next tour coaches off the track t he tram originated in Gauhali, the stale capital ol Assam, about 123 miles lo the eastMdrthwnt brscss for gat awmtalfYsse isrlof ^se SEAI II I (AP)    Weary Norlhwesl residents, sloshing through melting snow as rain fell and roofs collapsed, prepared for yet another storm that could bring high winds and more flooding “We’re telling people to replenish their emergency supply kits, if they've been using them, because they may need them again," said Mark ( lenten* of the Washington stale Division of Emergency Management At least 30,000 homes and businesses in Washington and Oregon remained without electricity late Monday after back-to-back winter storm* followed by heavy rain arui rising temperature* killed IO people, caused mudslides arid avalanches and led to scores of evacuations Along tile Tualatin River south pf Portland, Ort , many residents wasted no time in moving oui as (he water was expected to crest I feel above flood level Wednesday 2 lee! lower than in february’* historic flood The National Weather Service forecast more ram and winds of 40 lo 30 mph, gusting to 60 to 70 mph, along the Washington coast and through much of norlhwesl Washington try late this afternoonCollett wifiI    firing•hots In tho oh HOUSTON (AP) Every New Year's, a lo! of people with guns Ignore die old truism “What goes up, must come down." Ringing in the New Year by firing a gun into lite air has led to numerous injuries and al least a dozen deaths over the past few years Die potential for harm is greatest in cines, and police across the nation are warning revelers lo keep (heir fingers off triggers “We’re very concerned," said El Paso Police Department sjiokesman Al Velarde “(It’s) very scary a ha of lead coming hack down to the Earth." To liead off problems, Dallas has been distributing fliers reminding profile thai such revelry is a crime Houston ok hided a warning against gunplay in customers' latest waler toll* Detroit is also trying to keep New Year's bullet-free About 200 people showed up Monday al a Detroit church lo urge resident* to ring hells or to ink luau* instead of shooting guns Organizers started the campaign in memory of a 47-year-old Detroit woman who was stoa in the head by a stray bullet two minutes aller midnight last New Year’s I ve New Orleans Mayor Marc Mortal arid a group commuted lo slopping Ole gunfire held a news conference Monday to discourage the annual shootoutJury award* food lion aAafcUMgjflkdwahJt Im* HBwiaua^w YUma! an *4 A IMvTlw^Vw lei rvifvp# V PVI IV VMI! GREENSBORO, N ( (AP) Food Lion was awarded $1,402 in damages from ABC, about % t ,000 less than the grocery store client had sought for undercover reporting in a “PrimeTime Live" expose about unsanitary food handling A federal jury, which ruled earlier ibis month dial AIR hail committed fraud and trespass, handed down die award Monday without explanation food Lion had sought $2,412 13, die ariKHinl of the wages paid two AIR prodiM ers arui die company's costs lo train I bern Die jury will hear testimony for potentially costlier punitive damages on thursday, tail U S Divine! Judge C arbon Tilley barred testimony that AIK producers may have staged some incidents of unsanitary store ami food conduit his Later tm Monday, (he jury ruled that ABC’s undercover work amounted It) unfair and deceptive trade practices, arid allowed die judge lo increase die $1,402 lo as much us $1,500 “'I here's not « ha of out of j»ockri expenses we're srgutng for," said Andrew Kopenhaver, a lawyer for I trod Lion. "We will he arguing bn a ha more in the next phase " Food Lion never challenged the accuracy of die piece, but instead lot.used on to)W AIR producer* got their jobs arid used spy t amcras at work According lo AIR , journalists sometime* need lo go undercover* lo gel important stories lo die public Qlngrlch ethic* Investigation won’t go awny soon WASHINGTON (AF) Presenting House Republican trader* with a iHrtciiiial political nightmare, ethic* uhuh nitre member* from toah I>arues ars dashing OOP hopes tor a swift end lo (he investigation of Speaker Ncwi Gingrich Widi die OOP leadership trying lo buck up die rank anti file, ihiee ethics coniniHiec members, interviewed by Hie Assonate*! Press on MtHulay, all spoke of (lie large volume of work still lief orc die ethics tribunal, t lr spite Gingrich's Dec 21 admission to violating House rules Hie committee's ranking Democrat, Rep Jim McDermott, I) Wash , was the most conclusive about die prospect of finishing die case before the Jan 7 speaker’s elet lion "b’s not going lo hapfien " Rep Steven Setoff, R N M , said lie would like lo finish by Jan 7 toil isn't certain ll can he done Rep Porter (Joss, R I la , chairman of die subcommittee (hat investigated (ungot Ii, saw die potential need Un multiple committee meetings Without a resolution id die case Jan 7, tongue Ii would have lo run for another term as sjieaker without knowing lite clines committee's recommended punishment Arid dial's a tog (Hohlem, because at least IO Republicans have expressed uncertainty about supporting Gingrich mainly because they first wan! guidance from die ethics panelVial! lo national park may ••on coot mara WASHINGTON (APj A view of some of lite nation’s natural wonders will get more exjienstvc in 1997 as die National Park Service begins lo look lo die public lo pay more to visit j»arks and Uh die many services provided Snowmobiling at Grand felon, a boat lour • the Everglade* arid a visit to Yosemite majestic valley rn lo the I uiMnj* |a ison al Ah atraz all will cost more in tile corning year Many lees will double, while others will lie imposed Rh die first lime file Park Service hope* to have all lite fee increases al IOO parks, monument* arid recreational areas in place by May, bul al sortie of die larger |>arks thai attract winier crowds die nu reaves will c<mie with die new year Al Grand letmi and Yellowstone, where entrance fees hadn't changed for right dr< ade*, die price doubled lo $20 a carload just before ( linstma* I he Park Service estimates ti will gel between $ IO million and $30 million over three years from the expanded fees and ll must use any additional revenue for park improvements, with Md percent to slay al (lie site wliere ll is collectedYear A Problem? CTHR is conducting a research study tor patients with a history ol "hives from an unknown cause" involving an investigational medication, FREES •Lab Inkling Pfiysn I,in Monitoring • Study Medic anon CCM KAI. I CXA* HI-AUM K I.S CA UCI I /‘HONE: hi') 'Mi lf, or M,iro WW (MMM) Women’s Healthcare Center Proudly Announces the Association of Dr. Kevin Blair Board Certified In Obstetrics and Gynecology With Thomas D. Elmore, M.D. Now Scheduling Patients for January, 1997 _625-0474 From Pag* 3 trustees said that by carty next year they plan to reconvene the Ic mg range planning committee, a public forum that at one lime included 70 teachers, administrators, parents and busmens owners OSD officials said preliminary estimates indicate a growth rate of 11 to 15 percent in West (curial and 4 ut 6 percent in the New Braunfels portion of the district That growth has equaled about Odd to JOO new students per year, whose impact has been largely seen in the elementary grade* Other agencies report similar growth patterns in west Comal ■ Since the fall of 1994, the county hat issued an average of between SO to 90 septic ayttcm permits after starting off that year with an average of about 30 ■ To respond to growing water demands, officials from Canyon Lake Waler Supply Corporation and Guadalupe Blanco River Authority arc iii the process of negotiating a water supply deal that would involve a new surface water treat mem plain on ( anyon I ake ■ Guadalupe Valley telephone Cooperative has seen a growth of about 15 percent in lls service arca iii west ( binal ■ Perdernales Electric ('imperative said (bal since die beginning of this year, tliere alc 730 new meters iii die Comal ichoof district, f| TxDOT and tidier «kvehement experts agreed that most of the growth has followed ahnig Highway 2MI. Na. ti Ka Klua Man On June I, die Ko Klux Kiwi came to downtown New Braunfels for die first time J he response from the community likely will make it the only visit While (he Klan s rally drew up lo 500 protesters, mainly from oui of town, a unity rally at die Mwn Plaza (he day after brought al least 7Od community residents who emphasized a message of racial tinily ami tolerance Only about five members of die Klari, im hiding lls director, Michael Giwc, stoiwed up for (he rally Three arrests and numerous cautions by police kept the crowd mostly tutokml doling the two hour mdes! ( ornmunity leaders said they were pleased with die way local resilient* stayed home the night of the Klan rally and then da/wed up in droves lo support unity die day after Na. 10t NBH* girt* track win* clote Iii May, die New Braunfels I ady Unicorns won the Class 4A state nile and limy did it in dramatic fashion The learn entered the 1,690 meter relay, which was the last even! of die day, with a deficit of 19 point* I fir relay (cain consisted of Lu Grow, Shaunna Sargent, Amber Wenzel ami ...INCREDIBLE PRICES! Fad chief, newwuman to wed WASHINGTON (AP) This merger won't require stockholders’ approval Afler 12 years of dating, Faders! Reserve Chairmen Alan Greenspan and NHC Naw* correspondent Andrea Milcliell we gelling married, The Washington Post reported today "It's really exciting, isn’t it," Mitchell told (he Post. "We have been together a hmg lime, lait I think marriage will be differ era " Mitchell and Greenspan both of whom ara divorced had spenl Christmas morning with friends before Greenspan, 70, popped lite question, Kelly Koksrna, who outran die rest of the field with a Urn* of I 33 MI, resulting in a total of 37 points, just one more than second place Rosenberg Lamar Senior Lisa Wellzer also came up big for the New Braunfels High School girl's track learn, laking first place in the I,Mio and 1,2OO meter runs, which accounted lur 20 of lite learns overall penult Hie enure learn said they were grateful Rh Ila: chance lo compute as they earned the gold medai and contributed lo New BrauidfJ# JJtgh School's rich (radium! in girl’s Os* k Calli GUITAR PROGRAM for Young Pttykm I ii • I    /-ti anti laky train**! lea/1*/# • A ito/trJilM amt i ating apfHoer Ii lo af kkill rievriof/men! • VI •«« tole*J wNh you in mind • free par ani newsletter • Many Mil nu mu » A i resea anni hew lin»nn»» to bx anon <08-0392 or 800-594-0049 *7 Ae AeW lh tug I'tm ever dune tut my t hlltf (• I hdttg, Aut tin ;