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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Friday January HERALDZEITUNO Page 3Al State of the Union facts The State of the Union was originally called The Presidents Annual Message to For many years it wasnt even delivered in person by the president but rather In writing It wasnt until Franklin ifloosevelts administration that the speech generally became known as the State of the Union Here are other facts about the annual speech State of the Union firstB State of Union numbers 1 2 messages delivered by Franklin Roosevelt the most on record 2 did not serve long enough to deliver a message William Henry Harrison and James Garfield 833 was ne shortest speech by George Washington Ovef words was the speech by Harry Truman in 1946 not to deliver speech personally Thomas Jefferson in 1801 It was delivered in writing woodrow Wilsifir In 1913 Wilson was i also credited with transforming the speech from a report on i activities by the executive 1 branch to a blueprint for a I r legislative agenda Ik First to broadcast on i radio Calvin Coolidge 1923 broadcast on TVs Harry Truman 1947 to present at night Lyndoh Johnson changed the j time to 9 in 1965 to maximize viewers Clintons speech times Clinton offers billion tax cut WASHINGTON AP President Clinton proposed a billion tax cut and big spending increases for schools and health care Thursday night as he offered the opportunities and expand health insurance and child care For too long this Congress has been standing still on some of our most pressing national were repackaged from earlier years ployment rates in 30 years The final agenda of his presidency and the president chided Lets begin declared The state of our union is with He called for passage of a patients bill of rights to White House AP the strongest it has ever Clinton said next month the United States would achieve the longest period of economic growth in its history In remarks prepared for delivery before a joint session of Congress he called on Americans to set great goals for our The president also was to pro pose a gunlicensing plan that would require congressional action officials said The president offered a long litany of initiatives many of them sure to be rewritten or ignored by an electionyear Congress His tax cut proposals were intended pri marily to promote educational strengthen consumer protection commonsense gunsafety legis lation campaign finance reform an increase in the minimum wage and votes on longstalled judicial nominations Five days before the New Hampshire primary Clinton seized the opportunity to boost Vice President Al Gore in his race for the Democratic presidential nomi nation In his prepared text there were six references to the vice pres ident Also in the audience another candidate his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton a candidate for the Senate seat in New York Many of Clintons proposals and in some cases resubmitted with spending figures double or triple the original amount Clinton boasted that the nation has been lifted from economic distress social decline and politi cal gridlock We begin the new century with more than 20 million new jobs The fastest economic growth in more than 30 years The lowest unem lowest poverty rates in 20 years The lowest AfricanAmerican and Hispanic unemployment rates on record The first backtoback sur pluses in 42 He thanked lawmakers who put progress above partisanship but said the OOPdominated Congress has been standing still on some of our most pressing national priori BRIEFS Much of nation sees more snow BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Much of the nation saw snow and braced for even more while still digging out and trying to return to normal Thursday after the wintry punch that i 3RJeport Teen Sijnoking down arrjong high schoolers dropped in caught so manY flatfooted earlier this week Texas an the world ended 200 yards from the said Pati Brown the manager of the Mountain Harbor Resort in Mount Ida Ark Many schools and businesses were closed and tens of thousands remained without electricity Thursday for the first time since the began keeping track at the start of the decade But nearly one in 10 children are already smoking cigarettes in middle school A nationwide survey of high schoolers in September and October found that percent reported using tobacco products irethe preceding month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday Astronauts arrive Endeavour trip CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP Six astronauts Thursday for the launch count down of a longdelayed to map the Earth1 as never Go Endeavour commander Kevin Kregel said raising his left fist Endeavour is scheduled to blast off at Monday It should have flown this past September but was grounded along with the other space shut tles by defective wiring The main event will occur just five hours info the 11day mis sion when the astronauts extend a 197foot radar antenna boom from Endeavours cargo bay In Oklahoma schools were closed statewide meet ings postponed and state employees excused from work Some courts also shut down so workers could stay safe at home Forecasters called for more snow in central Oklahoma as much as 1 0 to 14 inches and said some roads could become nearly impassable Slipping and sliding Arkansas residents aban doned their jobs by the thousands and tried to make it home as up to 1 5 inches of snow fell At one time it was coming so thick it looked like Alabama residents stripped store shelves bare closed schools and generally hunkered down while freezing rain sleet and snow interrupted hundreds of airline flights snarled highway traffic and cut power to thousands of homes across North and Central Texas Baltimore announced that it already had exhausted its annual snow removal budget as of Thursday half of the Marylands school districts remained closed and commuters cursed snownarrowed streets as traf fic crawled In Memory of Earlean Reeves Jan It has been one year since God looked down from heaven and saw your tired face He knew that you were suffering and a cure was not to be He put his arms around you and whispered Come with Although we loved you dearly we knew you could not stay If only love could have saved you you never would have died Yet you live every day in our hearts Our beloved Wife Mother Grandmother and Great Grandmother The James R Spike Reeves Family Spike Roylene Jim Janet Kristin Shelly Faye Michael Mike Stephanie Sabrina and Alex Columbine classmate who bought guns testifies DENVER AP The young woman who bought two shotguns and a rifle for the Columbine gun men at a gun show told a legisla te committee sup ports a bill requiring background at such shows Anderson who 18 at the time told legislators she wished it had been harder to buy guns for Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who were 17 Ms Anderson said she would not have purchased the guns if she had to give her name for a criminal back ground check When I look back at it I think I was kind of she said I wish a law requiring background checks had been in effect at the She insisted she did not know of OBITUARIES Harris and Klebolds plans to use the guns inside the high school last April The gunmen shot 12 stu dents and a teacher to death before killing JBBUIIU buy tfiei guns because 4heiif parents wOUld hot have Anderson said Ms Anderson has not been charged with any crime She did not have to undergo a background check because the purchase was from a private dealer The bill would require background checks by private sellers as well as licensed sellers at gun shows The Legislature is also consider ing bills that would prohibit gun sales to people under 21 and sales to people who are buying firearms for someone else All have the backing of Gov Bill Owens A Republican lawmaker who opposes the gunshow bill Rep Shawn Mitchell said Ms Anderson was being used by the sponsors v M SAMS CLEANERS IVERYDAY SPEC No Coupon Required 1O 15 2O SAVINGS Ni w BRAUNI s 274 Trade CenterDrive 6296296 Call Us for Details 705 N 123 By Pass 3721861 BIRKELBACH Mrs Stanley Birkelbach Nee Eutha Faye Weeaks of Fredericksburg passed away in the Knopp Nursing Home No 1 on Wednesday Jan 26 at the age of 68 years Mrs Birkelbach was March 12 1931 in Llano Texas Mrs Faye Birkelbach is sur vijyed by her husband Stanley Birkelbach of Fredericksburg two s Randy Birkelbach and wife Karen of San Antonio Ronny Birkelback and wife Daniela of Pennsylvania and two grandchil dren Funeral services for Mrs Faye Birkelbach will be held at 10 Saturday Jan 29 2000 in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with interment to follow in the Comal County Cemetery in New Braunfels Texas For those who so desire memo rial contributions may be made in her memory to the Heart Association Colonial Hills United Methodist Church or to the chari ty of ones choice The family will greet friends from to Friday Jan 28 in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg Schaetter Funeral Home NEW Hi Published on Sunday mornings 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