New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Taxpayers may yet bail out banks
WASHING ION (AP) — The Bush administration is considering forcing taxpayers for the first time to hear pan of the cost ol future large hank failures, a senior Treasury official says.
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Mediation hopes rest with U.N. chief
Fading hopes for avoiding war in jlic Persian Gulf apfieared to rest today with European mediation efforts and U.N. chief Javier Pere/, de Cuellar’s mission to Baghdad.
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Glenn Davis traded to Baltimore for 3 O’s
The Houston Astros, win) have already lost several top players to free agency this offseason, traded first baseman and slugger Glenn Davis to the Baltimore Orioles today for two pitchers and an outfielder.
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Showers today and wind shifting to the northwest al 10-15 mph likely will hold the high temperature at about 55 degrees with an overnight low of 43. Clearing is expected Friday, with a high of 5() and a low of 34. Partly cloudy conditions through the weekend should sec the high rise into the 60s - but lows still could reach the low 30s or high 20s
Hie Texas Association of Col loge Admission Counselors and First City, Texas will sponsor a toll-free HOT LINE available to all Texas iesideni> horn IO a ni. lo 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. People in Texas may telephone loll tree — I-800 253-8V89 — with their questions about college selection, admission testing and financial aid. T he most up-to-date information regarding the application process, college majors, entrance requirements, and financial aid and meeting deadlines will be available College admission directors, high school gur dance counselors and financial aid personnel will be answering the phone lines. Spam sh-speaking counselors will bo available ...
The Ferdinand I mdhcuner Chapter cl the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold a joint meeting and luncheon with the Uvalde Chapter ot the DRF Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Forke Stoic* in Conservation Plaza. For reservations, call Marie Offerman. Fee is SS....
The New Braunfels Republican Women will host its annua! Membership Luncheon Jon. 21 al First Untied Methodist Church Wesley Hall. Doug Harlan, political columnist lur die San Antonio Until, will be die guest speaker. Members, friends arid husbands are encouraged lo join the group for a social time at 11:30 a.m. and a catered lunch at noon. The cost tor lulu.11 will be $3 per per son. RS VP by Jon. 17 by calling 625-1827 ...
St. Paul Ludreron Church, 181 S. Santa Clara St. will hold services Sunday al 8 a m. and 10:30 a.m. and at 6 pm. focusing on woild peace arid especially a peaceful resolution to die Mid-East 11isis. As a port of the day, Dr Byion Augustin, professor al >W TSU will present the Adult I oi urn ar ‘>15 a iii. Sunday in die church sanctuary. Dr. Augustin's presentation is titled ’’What’s hup petting in Saudi Arabia?" He has nu Vt led extensively over die world and recently in die Middle East. his piesentation will include exam pics of the dress and slides of his trivets. Ute public IS invited lo du adult lot urn session and die wuiship sci vices....
Enjoy “Western at its Besi wiUi lay hue - the Comal I moly Junior Livestock Show I oiks are hosting a dance Jan. ISI to oenclit the Junior Livestock Snow ta March. Jay Erie will pro vtde die dune in’ music at Wuis dialte trout V p m to I a rn that iii, at Doors will open at 8 p.m. and tickets are available now for Vt al High Brehrn Hats, Comal Saddlery, Frank’s Western Wear, Bulverde l umber and Hard. ue. New Braunfels Feed, Kanz J e Store, and from any area ag bident. All proceeds from the c trice will benefit the annual livestock show .,
"Grand jury indicts man for robbery
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Haws Editor
A New Braunfels man who allegedly robbed a number of local convenience stores in 1990 was indicted on five charges of aggravated robbery Wednesday by a Comal County grand jury.
Andres Gomez, 18, of 800 block of West Bridge Street, was indicted after hrs arrest in October. He turned himself in to authorities alter a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He has been charged with robbing:
Bond set in drug case
Two New Braunfels men remain in the Comal County Jail today after they were arrested by New Braunfels police Tuesday on drug charges.
Gene D, Lqpanec. 2f>, of the 200 block of Cadded, remains in jail ill lieu of a $35,000 bond on a charge of possession of a controlled substance
Keith G. Rose, 29, of die 200 block of Cadded, remains in jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Shane C. Slomchinski, 19. of the 300 block of East Coll Street, why was arrested with Lopancc and Rose,
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Firia Station, Interstate 35 and Hui-sachc Avenue, Oct. 16.
Diamond Shamrock, 500 block of South Seguin Avenue, Oct. 5.
Circle K. 900 block of Loop 337, Sept 30.
Unicom Food Mart, 2400 block of Loop 337. Sept. 29.
Pit Slop Food Mart. 900 block of North Walnut Avenue, Sept. IO.
Also indicted Wednesday on a charge of theft on cr S750 was Tomas
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Animal shelter expanding
One of the most common complant operation of the
Humane Society of New Braunfels is that animals arc not kept at the
shelter for a longer period of lime before being euthanized.
Many times the decision to "put down" an animal is made simply because there is no more space in which to put another dog or cat. That decision is made more Sa* SHELTER, Pag* 2
Sheriff says funeral shows ‘brotherhood’
Leaning out of a car as he drives it off his delivery truck is Kenneth Rich of Allied Systems. The shiny new automobile, sparkling with raindrops, was part of a delivery to Becker Motors in New Braunfels Rainy conditions continued today, but clearing skies are possible for Friday. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
When more than 300 law enforcement officers attended the funeral Wednesday of slain Dimmitt County Sheriff Ben ‘Doc" Murray, it was proof the closeness officers feel for “one of their own," says Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer.
"Law enforcement is a real brotherhood," said Bremer, who took Sgt. Don Reynolds and a marked police unit to die funeral in Carrizo Springs. “ll s just like somebody very close to you jxissed away ’’
Texas Rangers, FBI agents, sheriffs deputies, U.S. Border Patrol officers, police officers and others lined the streets of Carrizo Springs to
pay homage lo the sheriff.
“It’s an impressive thing to sec the way people respond to what hap pened, when one of their own goes down.” said Bremer, who once met Murray.
Murray had been the sheriff of Dimmitt County for 20 years when he was killed in his house last weekend in what authorities believe was prompted by retaliation and robbery. Carrizo Springs residents Jose Garcia Briseno, 33, and Alberto Gonzales Gonzales. 24, have been charged with the murder and remain in jail.
“You could tell they were very pleased that they had apprehended
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Hope rests on Perez de Cuellar
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Fading hopes for avoiding war in the Persian Gulf appealed lo rest today with European mediation efforts and U N. chief Javier Perez de Cuellar’s mission to Baghdad, where foreign embassies were shutting their doors.
The U N. secretary general was lo leave for tile Middle East this evening and meet with Saddam Hussein on Saturday, just three days short of the U N. mandated deadline for Iraq to quit Kuwait or lace possible attack.
His mission was announced after the failure in Geneva ol the first high level U S Iraqi talks since the crisis began.
Iraq said today that President Bush has been deluded by military advisers into believing the United States can win a war in the Persian Gull.
“The price which Bush will pay is not only the U.S defeat and the loss ut U S. strategic interests, bul rivers ot Americans’ blood,’’ said a1 Thawra, the newspaper of Iraq's ruling Baith Arab Socialist Party.
Iraq's response may prompt congressmen to back Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush is in a strong positron lo win congressional support to use force in die Persian Gull because ol Iraq s ’’infuriating" response to peace efforts, a leading House Democrat said today.
The House and Senate were beginning consideration today of competing resolutions on future action in the gulf.
One, requested by die president, would give Busti authority to use lorce as ol next Tuesday’s United Nations deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The odicr, proposed by Democratic leaders, calls for giving the economic embargo against Iraq more lime lo work.
Rep. Lee Hamilton, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Middle East subcommittee, said today that Iraq’s actions in talks in Geneva Wednesday have helped Bush’s position in Congress.
“I think it strengthens the piesident,’’ Hamilton said on ’ CBS This
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Fiance’s defense minister, Jean Pierre Chcvenemem, today suggested the United Slates could do more to entice Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait by the U.N. deadline.
“The United States could make a little gesture that would permit Sad dam Hussein to make a much greater gesture and to pull his ucoops oui of Kuwait,” the defense minister said
France has said it is pursuing sepa rate contacts in a quest for peace, bul the United Slates has reframed from any public criticism of French efforts
“We’re fully confident of the French position and French support,’’ White House spokesman Roman Popa-diuk said today.
The nearly 6!4 hours of talks between Secretary of State James A. Baker 111 and Iraq’s foreign minister, Tanq Aziz, on Wednesday were characterized by their participants with discouraging words.
Baker, who was bound today for Saudi Arabia to brief allies on the outcome, said that during the discussion with Aziz be had heard ’ nothing to suggest Iraqi flexibility."
“We will not yield to threats," Aziz told reporters aller the talks, saying Baker's presentation was fraught with them. The United States is demanding unconditional withdrawal.
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WORD will work with law officers
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Tourism brings traffic ami crime problems each sununer to the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, and before Summer 1991 begins, the directors of WORD and the Comal County Sheriff will meet to iron out differences on handling enforcement in these areas
“In law enforcement we sud have a long way to go," said Dr. John Landry, of the Water Oriented Recreation District.
The board of directors of WORD and authorities of the Comal County Sheriffs Office had priority problems last summer iii handling traffic and die law breakers in recreation areas The water district was created in 1987 to help
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