New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Violence in Baltics spreading to Latvia
RIGA, U.S.S.R. (AP) — A shooting death and a bombing in Latvia, on the heels of a violent crackdown in neighboring Lithuania, have raised fears of spreading violence in the Baltics.
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An executive of the Lafarge Corp. urged Texas Air Control Board officials Wednesday to look carefully at recently released EPA regulations before changing state rules concerning the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns.
“We applaud the TACB’s efforts to cany out its objectives of protecting the health and the environment of the citizens of Texas,” said Fred W. Koester, president of Lafarge Corp. Southern Region.
“We believe that those (Environmental Protection Agency Boiler and Industrial Furnace) rules fully investigated these concerns and needs of the public. Accordingly, we urge the TACB undertake a careful and comprehensive study of the BIF rules before it promulgates final regulations.”
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CENTRAL SAUDI ARABIA (AP) — The United States and its allies followed up devastating pre-dawn air strikes with daylight attacks today in a furious bid to drive Saddam Hussein’s armies from Kuwait and break his military might.
American military officials said the Iraqis offered minimal resistance, and that U.S. fightcr-bombcrs would keep pounding away to prevent Saddam from marshalling his forces.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said at a morning Pentagon briefing that one U.S. and one British aircraft had been lost.
The American plane was an F-18 Hornet fightcr-bombcr, and Cheney said the pilot was the first American combat death in Operation Desert Storm.
Britain said one of its Tornado fightcr-bombcrs was lost, with its two
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crcmcn missing. France said (our of its planes were hit and one pilot wounded.
Early targets in the raids on Iraq and occupied Kuwait included military bases and command and control centers, There was no way to assess civilian or military casualties, nor the extent of damage.
A New Braunfels citizen submits to a Wood test Wednesday at the Civic Center as Securing a Future Environment begins is lead level Wood test screening program. For $25, persons can have their blood tested for lead and records will be kept to compare to levels in the future. (Photo by Karla Wenzel)
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A high of 64 degrees today, accompanied by cast winds at 10-15 mph, will yield to cloudy and cool conditions with the chance of thunderstorms and possibly heavy rain tonight. An overnight low of 42 will climb to only a high of about 50 on Friday as winds from the north to northeast increase from 10-15 mph tonight to 15-20 mph levels Friday.
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Another New Braunfels doctor U joining "Operation Desert Storm** as he heads lo Corpus Christi Friday to the Naval Hospital to fill in for physicians in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. James Hicks, a member of the reserve Primus lied Unit P1046A, based at the medical school in Sn Antonio, will be in Corpus for n undetermined mount of lime. New Braunfels physicist Dr. Mark Hickman. •bo a member of that unit, was sent to a UJ5. Navy ship in the Persian Gulf earlier this month.
“I never dreamed being in the reserves (that) anything like this would happen,” Dr. Hicks said.
“Last week I felt fairly certain that we were going to end up having a shooting war. It changed over the weekend what I thought they were going to resolve this. I thought the Baker thing was going to end up making some headway.**
For now, Dr. Hicks md his wife Gins are making contingency plans to bridle business mailers while he bawty.
“it’s going to be a nuyor interruption in life. The real hard part right now is trying to make some business decisions without having my information.” be said.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
As long as war in Saudi Arabia remains uncertain, so will oil prices, says Texas Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger.
“As long as the military situation is uncertain, oil prices will be uncertain because they respond to psychology," said Krueger of New Braunfels. “You’ve seen the wildest swings in prices in the last 24 hours in the history of the oil market in terms of dollars.”
After the air raid Wednesday in the desert, oil prices soared to about $40 per barrel, but soon backed off, said New York oil analysts. Oil prices fell sharply around the world today as reports the U.S.-led air strikes against Iraq were successful.
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Kaleidoscope, a participatory ans program for children ages 6 to 12, is coming to New Braunfels, Jan. 23-30 under the local co-sponsorship of the Children’s Museum, with the assistance of the New Braunfels Service League and New Braunfels An League. Created and funded by HallmarkI Bnd Mb Brite dna discuss bar
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Cards, Kaleidoscope is designed to stimulate children’s innate creativity. During their hour-long journey, children can play a steel drum to an accompanying tune, watch pictures dance into action by cranking the handle of an animation wheel, or draw or punch out their own jigsaw puzzle.
Weekdays are reserved for school groups, but on the weekend. Kaleidoscope is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sixty-minute sessions are scheduled for Jan. 26 at 9, IO and ll a.m. and I, 2, and 3 p.m. and Jan. 27 at I, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is free and tickets are available 30 minutes before each session. A Day Chairman is in charge of coordinating volunteers for each day. Persons interested in volunteering are asked to call the chairman in charge of that day as soon as possible: Jan. 23, Connie Juries, 629-6115/629-2414; Jan.
24, Janice Hardeman, 629-1492;
Jan. 25, Cathy Taylor, 629-1660; Jan. 26, Connie Juries, 629-6115/629-2414; Jan. 27, Sarah Reeves, 629-0479; Jan. 28.
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
As U.S. warplanes struck Iraq, Texans bowed their heads in prayer or raised their voices to protest the attack.
Relatives of some of the 40,000 soldiers deployed from Texas to the Persian Gulf were relieved the waiting was over, but concerned that their loved ones would return from the battles.
Security was tightened at some military posts and at airports to guard against terrorists retaliations promised by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
In Victoria, a much larger than usual crowd gathered at the regular Wednesday night Mus at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, where
Eyers were dedicated to those in tie.
Two women who have sons in the Mideast wrapped their arms around each other, and their weeping grew louder u the Mus went on. *'l tried to be brave but I just couldn't," one woman said.
Whiteface resident Twyla Beseda. whose son David is a member of the Air Force stationed in Saudi Arabia, wept tears of fear after learning of the attack.
"I am very scared and disappointed," said Mrs. Beseda, as tears rolled down her face. "I was so hoping it would go the other way. I just got home from work and turned on the television and heard the news. This is devutaiing."
Mrs. Beseda said she feared for her son's life.
"David is stationed at the air base where the Stealth bombers are located," she said. "He loads bombs onto those planes. I just pray to God that he is going to be OK.
"It’s such a helpless feeling. I guess all we can do is pray.’ ’
In Austin, about half a dozen demonstrators remained in the Capitol Rotunda this morning. They were pan of a larger demonstration of about a thousand who gathered outside the Capitol Wednesday night.
"You feel so powerless. I don’t want to stay at home and sit in front of my TV," said Flora Grubb, 16. "It’s our friends that will be drafted. No one asked our generation what we thought about this war."
The United Slates launched its promised attack against Iraq early Thursday morning in the Middle East The attack came one day after a United Nations-imposed deadline for Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait.
President Bush’s address to the nation was monitored intently by wives of soldiers who have been deployed from El Paso’s Fort Bliss
"It appears that all the ladies are glad that it happened." said Margie Brandon, who coordinates a support group of 94 families. "It was a total shock, though, that it was an air attack first.
"At least now we don't have to wonder when it is going to start," said Mrs. Brandon, whose husband Mark is an Army chemical officer in Saudi Arabia.
"Our guys have been prepared," she said. "All our guys called Saturday and Sunday and said it would be the last time that they would call and thai it would happen soon after that."
The news of the attack came first from television reporters in Baghdad, and some people were unaware of fighting had begun until asked their reaction.
"It did? Oh for heaven sakes!" Hugo Ricca said in El Paso as his eyes widened and he took a step backward. "I’ve been hoping some son of settlement could be, My God! Thai's something. Well I hope its quick. Let's cross our fingers."
"Perfect," said Thomas Hernandez, who operates an optical shop in El Paso.
"Thai’s what I want. Now the economy will pick up. Before while people didn't know, they wouldn’t buy because they couldn’t make a decision. Now the business will pick up.... I don’t want to kill my people but I got to make something."
Happy hour customers at a Houston hotel bar were unaware war had begun.
"We were just talking now about how much time we would give them — two weeks or two days was what we were thinking,’’ said Mark Burliss of Houston. "I think it's going to be over quickly."
"We should have given (Saddam Hussein) a way out," said Tom Ven-trudo of New York. "We never gave him a chance to save face."
Dozens of shoppers at the Dallas Gallena shopping mall gathered anxiously around television sets and radios in stores, interrupting their browsing to hear ongoing accounts of the Gulf conflict.
"I was expecting it," said Robert Walker of Dallas, who has a nephew in the Gulf.
"I am relieved it (war) has started, and I am confident now that I realize we have the air power and miasiles
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