New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
211 Herald-Zeitung D Thursday, January 4,1996Obituaries
Detentions Harm Peace Precess
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The detention of 16 civilians by Bosnian Serbs is the latest problem to stymie the peace process.
Since NATO's peace implementation force had no way of preventing the disappearance of the 16 from Sarajevo’s suburbs, the question now is what it can do to win their release — and Serb guarantees they won’t do it again.
The continued detention marred a visit Wednesday by U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry and dented NATO’s optimism about compliance with the peace accord by all the rival parties — the Bosnian government, the Serb rebels, Croats.
Reacting to government complaints they had done nothing to free the detainees, NATO officials spoke of a law enforcement problem. But Carl Bildt, the top civilian administrator of the peace process, said a future international police force would monitor — not enforce — the peace accord.
What the government described as abductions has the potential to become a major stumbling block in the peace process.
Princess Diana Agrees To Divorce
LONDON (AP) — Princess Diana has told advisers her marriage to Prince Charles is reluctantly but irretrievably broken and that she will now agree to a divorce, according to a newspaper report today.
The Daily Express said she’s told advisers that she’ll be talking to her lawyers early next week and quoted one unidentified close source as saying: “You can expect moves toward a divorce to begin in earnest after Diana’s meeting.”
Her lawyer, Lord Mishcon, is due back at his London office on Monday after a Christmas and New Year holiday break. The paper said he and his colleague Anthony Julius are expected to meet with the 34-year-old Diana.
Charles, 47, and Diana separated in 1992 after 11 years of marriage and the birth of sons Prince William, now
13, and Prince Harry, ll. Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth ll, wrote to Charles and Diana last month urging them to divorce soon.
Charles, who is on a skiing holiday at the Swiss resort of Kiesters with William, Harry and a group of friends, immediately agreed. But Diana has made no reported reply to the queen.
Scientists Discover Appetite Suppressor
NEW YORK (AP) — In a new lead for developing a pill to help people .control their weight, scientists reported today that they have identified a powerful appetite suppressor in the brain.
The substance made rats cut back on feeding by up to 95 percent and should have a similar effect on humans, researcher Dr. Stephen Bloom said.
Scientists might need only two years or so to develop a pill for human testing as a way to fight obesity, said Bloom, professor of endocrinology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London and a researcher at London’s Hammersmith Hospital.
The substance is called glucagonlike peptide-1, or GLP-1. Scientists had known it did something in the brains of mammals but didn’t know what. The new work suggests it is a key part of the brain’s regulation of food intake.
Murderer Cops Plea In Beating Death Of 16 Year Old
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six young men charged with murder sat whispering and glancing around the courtroom. Where was the guy who led them to attack, now that they faced life in prison?
Keith Convey was bargaining with prosecutors. Just before jury selection began Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy in the beating death of a boy he had never met before — 16-year-old Eddie Polec.
Convey also agreed to testify against his buddies.
The sudden about-face was a jolt to the defendants, who contend — as
Convey had until now — that Polec had died in a boyish rumble gone wrong.
But prosecutor Joseph Casey read a statement in which Convey, the grandson of a retired Philadelphia police officer, “implicated himself and others in the beating death with a baseball bat of Edward Polec.”
Convey, 18, admitted striking the first blow with a taped Louisville slugger that felled Polec, Casey said.
He also landed the first blow in the trial of his friends, who are charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in Polec’s November 1994 beating on the steps of a Philadelphia church. Polec, who had been an altar boy at the church, died the next day.
Material Girl Becomes A Material Witness
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madonna testified that she is tormented by nightmares of the man accused of stalking her and felt sick to her stomach being in court with him.
“I feel incredibly disturbed that the man who threatened my life is sitting across from me and he has somehow made his fantasies come true. I’m sitting in front of him and that’s what he wants,” she said.
The pop star testified after being threatened with a $5 million arrest warrant if she didn’t appear. Known for her flamboyant costumes, she appeared tired and nervous in court, wearing a black knit suit.
Testimony, which began Wednesday, resumes today.
Prosecutors say Robert Dewey Hoskins, 38, twice invaded Madonna’s Hollywood Hills home, once in April and again in May, when he was shot by one of her guards. Madonna wasn’t home during either incident.
Hoskins faces up to IO years in prison if convicted of stalking, making terrorist threats and assault.
Hillary Responsible For Travel Office Filings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the previous portrayal of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role, a presidential
aide’s memo says the first lady was the unseen hand triggering the White House travel office firings after she conferred with Hollywood producer Harry Thomason.
The 1993 draft memo by David Watkins surfaced Wednesday night from White House files, nearly three years after the travel office flap and eight months after the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee began demanding that the Clinton administration turn over files on the controversy.
The memo by Watkins, then White House director of administration, states that White House officials were under intense pressure from Mrs. Clinton to dismiss all seven travel office employees and replace them with a Little Rock, Adc., travel agency. Thomason co-owned an aviation consulting company that could have benefited from a new travel office operation.
IRS Giving Better Answers
WASHINGTON (AP) — It used to be that if you (Sailed the Internal Revenue Service for tax advice, you had a good chance of getting a wrong answer.
Now, the answers are more accurate, but the odds are worse than nine in IO you’ll get a busy signal or be put on hold until you hang up, according to congressional investigators.
The General Accounting Office, in a report issued as the IRS prepared for a new tax-filing season, said the answer rate on toll-free assistance lines fell to 8 percent in 1995 from 21 percent a year earlier.
The GAO, Congress’ investigative arm, counted calls as going unanswered if callers received a busy signal or were put on hold for longer than seven minutes.
As recently as 1989, the GAO said, 58 percent of calls got through but only 63 percent of the IRS’ answers were accurate. Last year, the accuracy rate was 91 percent, up from 89 percent in 1994.
Linda Ella Momeyer
Linda Ella Niemeyer, of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996’ at the age of 86. Mrs. Niemeyer was bom in New Ulm, Texas to August Becker and Johanna (Lingnau) Becker. In 1928 she married Louis Niemeyer. They lived in New Braunfels over 67 years.
Survivors include her husband, Louis Niemeyer; sister, Estella Becker Becker; brother, George Becker and wife Ora; sister-in-law, Edna Becker, all of New Braunfels; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 5, 1996 at IO a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment following at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation began Wednesday and continues until 8:30 a.m. Friday. The family will be present Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Braunfels, or to Eden Home, New Braunfels.
Sarah Medford Horton
Sarah Medford Horton, resident of Corpus Christi since Aug. 1967, passed away at the age of 58. She was bom Oct. 11,1937 in Texarkana, Ark.,
to Herbert and Gladys Medford and was raised and educated in Avery, Texas. Sarah graduated in 1959 from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. She married Richard O. Horton in 1967. Sarah taught public/private school and swimming lessons for many years. She loved teaching young children. Sarah was currently employed with KZTV-Channel IO for the past 8 years as an advertising agent. Sarah was a loving, caring and giving wife, mother and friend to many.
Survivors include her husband, Richard O. Horton, of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Cindy Mae Horton Hill, of New Braunfels; one son, Richard Medford Horton, of Beeville, Texas; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephen and Stephanie, of New Braunfels; many aunts and uncles.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 26 in Avery, Texas under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 3520 Executive Dr., Austin, TX 78711, or to the charity of the giver’s choice.
Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, Corpus Christi
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The Friday, Nov. 3 Herald-Zeitung contained 47 stories and 155 local residents had their name in the paper that day. Forty-four local residents had their picture in the paper that day.
How long would you have to listen to the radio to get that much local news?
The Men’s Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 4, at the County Extension office, following the spring gardening short course, which starts at 6 p.m.
f Members of Hermann Sons Albert * Kypfer Lodge #106 are reminded of the meeting Friday, Jan. 5.
The New Braunfels Polio Sun* vivors Support Group will have its next meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. Interested polio survivors, relatives and friends are invited to attend. For information, call Debbie at 606-5556, Rena at 620-4473 or Raymond at 625-1363.
New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge #21 will meet Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. Meat will be furnished. Members bring covered dish.
The New Braunfels Lioness Club
meets at Ryan’s Steakhouse Monday, Jan. 8 at 11 a m. Guest speaker, Joyce Billingsley, will present a book review.
The past presidents of the Eagles Auxiliary will meet Monday, Jan. 8 at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse at 6 p.m.
The Captain James Jack Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet Monday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Education Center Building, 430 W. Mill St.
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