New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas
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BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic agreed Saturday to hand over three captured US. soldiers to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who urged NATO to reward the gesture by halting the bombing of Yugoslavia for one night.
Jackson said he would be carrying a letter offering a face-to-face meeting with President Clinton to resolve the five-week conflict. Despite Jackson* pleas to give Yugoslavia a “night of peace from bombs," US. officials said the prisoners’ release would have no effect on NATO* air campaign.
The soldiers’ possible release after a more than a month in captivity could be a sign Milosevic is moving to find a way to end the Kosovo crisis. The Yugoslav leader might also be trying to improve his image in the United States and to exploit anti-war rumblings in Congress.
NATO jets flew missions over Yugoslavia on Saturday, and air raid sirens sounded in Belgrade shortly after nightfall.
The state-run Tanjug news agency said 40 people were killed earlier Saturday when a missile hit a civilian bus in Kosovo, while five other people died in a strike on the province’s second-largest city, Prizren.
Yugoslavia’s state-run Tanjug news agency said the three soldiers would be handed over to Jackson, who led a religious delegation to Belgrade and met with Milosevic on Saturday.
“The president took the decision in support of Jesse Jackson’s peace efforts,” Tanjug said. “We do not see them as enemies but victims of war and militarism ”
Milosevic conferred with key advisers after seeing Jackson, who later said Yugoslav officials decided to “release the three Americans held captive and to allow them to leave with us tomorrow ”
Jackson said the three U.S. soldiers would accompany his delegation back to Croatia on Sunday, where they would then fly to the nearest US. air base, likely in Germany.
US. officials were cautious in their initial responses to the announced release.
Jackson called Clinton* national securitySee SOLDIERS/3A
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Lyn von Roeder, left, compares footwear with Hayiey Harrison, 5, during Fondest on Saturday at Conservation Plaza. The event continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12.
Folkfest attracts more than 1,000 for fun, food, historical exhibits
By Pcm Stone Staff Writer
Saturday was a full day for at least one New Braunfels child.
Angelica Yanas, 9, won first place in the Kindermasken Parade costume contest as Raggedy Ann, rolled clay into a small pot, rode a pony, made her own blue and pink candle and quilted — all at the annual Folkfest celebration in Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas
“And I ate a lot of food,” she said. “Popcorn, roasted com, a fruit cup.”
After the explicit directions of Don Offerman, Yanas learned to make the German dish after first tasting a sample.
She nibbed the cabbage across a blade, shredding it into fine pieces, and then
SeeFOLKFESTAA► Spurs winMayor-elect says golf course fees will be first project
By Pem Stone
Getting a hold of New Braunfels’ new mayor-elect, Stoney Williams, on election night was a bit of a feat.
The phone was busy, or no one picked up. And the victory party was at his parents’ home, at the end of a dark, winding street
But light music and laughter spilled from this particular home on election night The revelry was so loud, in fact no one answered the doorbell.
Williams was there, however, mixing with supporters in the backyard near the pool, drink and cigar in tow.
Other celebrations were had elsewhere — for new District 5 council member Lee Rodriguez, 39, a local restaurateur, and newly re-elected District 6 council member Juliet Wtf-son, who already had served one term.
“I’m excited to get to work,** Williams said, naming golf course fees as an immediate project.
Williams, 33, a contractor with Guada-Coma Mechanical, garnered 1,735 votes, or 56.66 percent of the votes.
His opponent, Robert Kendrick, a 60-year-old retired architect, received 1327 votes, or 43.34 percent of the votes.
‘i’m disappointed for the people who worked so hard for me,** Kendrick said.
Kendrick said Williams should make a point to “listen to all the people of New Braunfels, not just the chamber of commerce.”See MAYORGA
and supporters 408 votes. For a
_________T___w____________ w by precincts, see page 5A.CISD board gets two new members
Nichols, president of Sandler Business Institute in San Antonio, won the single member District 3 seat from incumbent Scott Watson with 254 of the 754 votes cast.
Nichols said, “I*m very happy with the results and I’d like to thank all the voters who voted for me. I look forward to serving on the board and I want to work hard to make CISD the best school district in Texas.”
Bertelsen defeated opponents Jim Higdon, Bill Milton, and John C. Welch.
Nichols won over opponents Pat Broaddus, Watson and Suzan Casey.
Watson, elected to the board in 1996 in a two-way race, was not available for comment Saturday night.
Bv Heatnbi Tood Staff Writer
Comal Independent School District patrons elected John Bertelsen and Nick Nichols Saturday to represent the Canyon Lake area on the board of trustees.
Bertelsen, a sales representative in the Comal County area and president of Concerned Taxpayers of Comal County, a local taxpayers group, won 243 votes out of883 for the single member District 4 seat
“I’m obviously very happy, and the job is going to be a lot easier now that both of the bonds have passed and we can deal with other issues,” he said.CISD board celebrates bond victories
By Heathen Tood Staff Writer
Dan Krueger’s whoops and hollers in the hallways of the Comal County Courthouse Saturday night gave away the results of a $141 million bond election before the final votes were posted.
Krueger, president of the Comal Independent School District boad of trustees, was voicing a mixture of joy and relief felt by many on the district’s seven-member board after Saturday’s election.
“I’m ecstatic,” trustee Dora Gonzales said. “I feel that all the hard work definitely paid off and that everything is really starting to fall into place.”
District patrons approved both propositions of the district* two-phase plan to address exploding student growth and facility needs for the next IO years.
Fourteen percent of registered CISD voters, or 5,380 patrons, voted.
Proposition I, which will fund expansions of both high schools and build three new elementary schools, passed unofficially with 2,829 votes compared to 2,410 votes against the proposition.
Proposition 2, which will fund the building of a new high school in 2002, also passed unofficially with 2,697 votes. About 2,471 patrons voted against the proposition.
Saturday* successful bond elec-See BONDRA
• Two Canyon Middle students accused of firing at teachers’ homes are scheduled for a detention hearing on Thursday/16A
• New Braunfels ISD will conduct a safety task force forum on Tuesday / 16A
San Antonio and Utah will battle for the top spot in the Western Conference today in the Alamodome after the Spurs defeated Portland in overtime on Saturday. / 11AWeather
Expect clouds and a chance of rain throughout the day today, with highs in the low to mid-70s.
Rain will remain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday as well. See page 2A.
■ Watson keeps
seat for District 6; Rodriguez claims District 5■ Comal ISD voters say “yes” to $141 million school bond issue
■ Bertelsen, Nichols win
seats on CISD board of : • trustees
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Milosevic agrees to release U.S. soldiers