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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page HERALDZE1TUNG January 2001 various balls and formal events surrounding the The Hensleys arrived in Baltimore without such What Diana Hensley clutched tightly in her hand was an oversized envelope containing an invitation and a copy of Thursdays paper with her childrens On the Hensley had To George President United States of America We made it after The Hens The two youths held up outstretched palms fingers spread describing with rocking motions on the bumpy ride they experienced from Austin to After a quick midnight burger that would have to suffice as the three headed for their As they carted their lug gage down the quiet hotel Robert and Crissy obviously were not ready for They were too wound up to be quiet and said their moth a little too In just a few they would experience what Diana said was the only thing Robert had wanted for Christmas to see a new President sworn into After a few hours of the three made the short trip to Diana excitedly pointed out the Capitol as it came into Smiles of excitement returned to the childrens quiet After a long and confusing walk around the National it was off to the gold ticket area they were to stand in his went to police officers asking directions to a more handi cap accessible The Tv v i and eventually rolled up a section of the mileslong JESSIE A sea of people and a few trees separated the Hensley fam ily from a good look at the official ceremonies Adrenaline and a sense of history in the making kept and an estimated They found a ledge where Diana could sit down about 500 yards away from the inaugural It was about as close as people without highranking gov ernment connections could Thousands of people of all different nationalities and attire passed trying to get some opting for more breathing room farther I thought we were going to get a lot Robert more than people were behind As the cold mist turned into raw the Hens leys began to grow weary of the pomp and circumstance going on around The oversized flags drap ing the the only thing they could make out held no fascination for the wet and they talked of the crowd around them was pressing its way People asked one another what state they hailed One couple Were from and we can A couple from Houston passed by in fancy cowboy his a fake zebra and hers fake People from what seemed like every nationality and walk of life filled the nar row space the family sat A nude couple who tried to climb onto the small bridge over the crowd was A Bush supporter took an umbrella to the body of a rowdy protestor with an obnoxious Everywhere around the Hensleys were families and groups of people who had come to witness the stately event As the music prelude to the main event the crowd grew People strained to listen to the loud speakers as the ceremonies Through the Robert and Crissy Hensley strained to see the movements on the podium as first Richard Cheney and then George Bush took their oaths of Diana watched her children closely as they hud dled together during the new Presidents short For the most the peo ple were They they and when it came time to sing the national every one around the small Texas family could be heard Robert and Crissy Hens ley couldnt see the new President of the United States of America much bet ter than the blind woman who passed by them with her German but they were They shared a uniquely American experience they should remember for the rest of their orangecoated fencing sepa rating different areas so that Diana could more eas ily get to her Along the a gentle man from prob ably noting the difficulty Diana was having after the long offered tickets to a much closer As they walked through a sea of hamming it up for the occasional pho Robert and Crissy bubbling with JESSIE Texans attended inauguration in a wide variety ot Lone Star Djana and Robert a quick family photo Saturday in fronlbflthe JESSIE Diana Hensley watches over her sleeping children while waiting for ipartrPf the trip was being with my to see this Bush calls for high ethical standards from administration WASHINGTON AP Getting swiftly down to President Bush ushered in his new administration Monday by welcom ing his staff to the honor of a lifetime and calling on them to uphold high ethical stan As scores of new White House staff mem bers were sworn Bush asked them to help deliver on promises he made during the cam We are here to make We are not here just to mark I want it said of us that promises made were promises Bush said in his first official appearance in the East With Bush sent his aides back to their empty where they found fresh coats of paint and new carpeting but little Com puters were still to be hooked paper sup plies restocked and telephone directories cir culated Press secretary Ari Fleischer announced Bushs first trip to on Bush also said he has decided to block funds to international familyplanning groups that are involved in Bush said he will issue an executive order soon reversing the Clinton administration He made the decision as abortion foes gathered to march in Washington to mark the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe Wade decision that legalized Bush also met with GOP congressional leaders was meeting Demo cratic elder such as Jody press secretary for President former Ohio John Glenn and former Democ ratic Party chairman Robert In order to get an agenda through the its best that I be able to personal ly explain the issues and what Im attempt ing to Bush said after the gathering with GOP Get used to Fleischer announcing that Bush would be with Democratic con gressional leaders Hes going to continue to identify those Democrats who are most willing to work with Whats a former president to do BY LAWRENCE KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP William Howard Taft once proposed that each new for mer president be chloro formed to fix his place in history and enable the pub lic to pass on to new mea sures and new Tafts dark humor sur faced when he was still smarting from Theodore Roosevelts attempt to steer policies from even to the point of trying to replace Taft in the White Grover Cleveland had a different reaction when a newspaper editor suggested facetiously that all former presidents be branded as public nuisances and hauled before a firing An expresident has already suffered Cleveland said in This Bill who perhaps enjoyed the tumult and dazzle of the White House more than any president since Theodore faces the ultimate question What exactly does a former president do now Clintons predecessors have had quite different pre scriptions for the next stage in their Jimmy gave a whole new meaning to the job of ex At Clintons options are open completing his presidential library in Little writing his staying active in political including the career of his Hillary Rodham in his making The paths former presi dents have taken in their years out of office have been as varied as their circum stances and John Quincy the first presidential son to become president until George Bush did won election to the where he helped create the Smithsonian Institution and beat the gag rule imposed to stop him from introducing petitions to abolish Jefferson completed work on his Monticello founded and designed the University of Virginia and reestablished his broken friendship with Adams in one of the most celebrated correspondences in American James Buchanan wrote the first presidential mem oir a defense of his hap less tenure thereby estab lishing a precedent for a stillflourishing and increas ingly prqfitable literary Unsung Hero not celebrated in song or one that is much admired and shows Because of the overwhelming the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung is extending the opportunity for local residents to nominate unsung heroes for our annual publication honoring those who serve this sometimes without thanks and without If you know someone who deserves to be included among our unsung write us and let us Tdl us about the good work they do and the people they We want to highlight these heroes and let the rest of the world know how much better the world is because they are Unsung heroes will be featured in the March 25 We also will honor our unsung heroes and citi zen of the year during a reception in Unsung Hero of the Year Nomination Form Your Phone Your Name Nominee Name Nominee Address Your reason for nominating this person for unsung hero of the year Nominee Phone Please mail to Unsung Hero Box 311328 New TX 78131 1327 or drop off at our office at 615 B Business If more space is needed than provided please attach to the Deadline for Nomination is February NK you have questions or need information about this years nomination for Unsung please call Margaret Edmonson at ;