New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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“There is always this to be said for the literary profession—like life itself, it provides its om revenges and antidotes.”
— Elizabeth Jane way author 1950
Bungling In Montana
Situation goes from bad to worse as standoff continues at Freemen compound
Just how weird can it get out there?
How about “Project Worst Nightmare”, an alleged militia plan to strike back at federal government offices and officers, as well as the media, in the event of an attack on the Montana Freemen compound
“Project Worst Nightmare” is actually a fitting name for the whole Freemen situation, which looks as if it will end in bloodshed unless those inside have a change of heart
According to Freemen leaders last week, their self-titled Justus Township is protected by Yahweh (God) and they will not leave under threat from the FBI, B ATF or any other law enforcement agency (none of whom the Freemen recognize as legitimate, anyway).
On the government side, another stand-off with a heavily-armed, anti-government group was the “Worst Nightmare” agents were hoping to avoid
Following the bashing they and Janet Reno took for their handling of the Ruby Ridge and Waco stand-offs and carnage, to find themselves staring down gun-toting Freemen must truly be frustrating.
It's almost comical, if not for the real threat that all will end
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in gunfire m Montana.
And now to learn of a plot by other anti-government extremists to hit back if the Freemen are taken by force should convince federal agents that they must undertake any similar operations in the future under different circumstances.
Two leaders of the Freemen group were arrested for their alleged involvement in check fraud and threats against a federal judge. But their followers were left at the compound, with their arms, to continue the Freemen “struggle.”
It’s time Reno, the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies learn from their mistakes. Or be replaced.
(Today’s editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Loveday.)
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Another feature that is really handy is the Personal Portfolio Tracker. This service allows you to create a personal portfolio of 15 stocks and 15 mutual funds and monitor their performance. You can put in the stocks and funds, the purchase price and quantity you warn. The web she calculates the current price and computes your portfolio worth!
If you want real-time information on stocks, you wont find it at Investors Edge. Their information is delayed at least 15 minutes. One source of real time financial information I have found is on the InterQuote web site. With InterQuote you can view real-time stock quotes in a web page format from their real-time www quote server. If you want to get really fancy you can download their free Windows software. This software displays real-time information to a Windows interface. Information in this window can be linked to Windows spreadsheets, word processing documents and graphics packages. InteiQuote ser
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Thanks for all your positive feed back concerning the Internet Special Interest Group meeting we would like to stall This group of people will have a common
interest of learning more about the Internet Everyone is welcome at this meeting. It will be held the third Thursday of the month (May 16th) at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Computer Strategies classroom, 353 E. Mill Street Please RSVP so we have some kind of idea how many people to expect You may RSW to the phone number or e-mail address at the end of this article. A great Mg dunks to all my loyal readers for your support I really appreciate all your kind comments. Well see you on die Internet!
Reed Helmly is a South Texas Computer Consultant for CompuVision and the Webmaster for compuvi-sion.net Reed lives in New Braunfels and specializes in computer networks and Internet service. Comments and suggestions for future articles can be mailed in care of this newspaper, e-mailed to [email protected]
or by calling 210-608-0808.
Next year, the New Braunfels High School Unicorns wilt be competing in Class SA in athletics. While coaches at NBHS are Conficient they can compete with their Class 5A counterparts, they’ll still be at a real disadvantage, according to many.
New Braunfels will have more than 1,700 students next year, but some of their 5A district opponents have student populations of more than 3,000. We want to know what you think.
RU out the coupon (right), drop it by our office at 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or fax survey to (210) 625-1224. Copied forms are acceptable.
Deadline for this survey is Saturday, May 11,1996.
Do you think the UIL rules pushing NBHS Into Class SA ars unfair?
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The Survey Says.
Seven readers responded last week's survey question, "How should residents of New Braunfels respond to the proposed XKK rally her June 17?"
Some of their responses follow:
■ Stay away from the rally, lf no one showed up. the KKK's rally would be a fizzle.
■ They should stay away. Most importantly, this includes the press, lf there are no newspaper, radio or TV reporters there, it could be a nonevent. For one, the press should be smart and stay away.
■ I believe that the residents of New Braunfels should not react in any way. As we all know, we cannot tell them that they cannot rally, but what will they have accomplished if there is no one to rally to? Let them rally to a missing crowd.
■ I agree with the leaders. Stay away from the rally!
■ Let the bells toil loud and clear. AH churches throughout the city, sending a message as if a warning of a sinister weather event. Either that or reference a San Antonio some years ago when a massive “flyover" did a magnificent job of reducing speeches to whispers. Otherwise, just ignore it.
■ Maybe we should respond by contemplating why they chose New Braunfels to recruit? Is it because we have a Comal Militia? Is there some evidence that we more than other communities are intolerant, or anti-government, or narrow-minded, or dogmatic? Do we have a reputation for being far-right? Why us?
Today In History
By The Associated Press
Todty is Sunday, May 5, the 126th day of 1996. There are 240 days left in the ycar.<
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute sub-orbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
On this date:
In 1494, (fairing his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus first sighted Jamaica.
In ISIS, political philosopher Kart Marx was bom in Prussia.
In 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the island of St. Helena.
In 1862, Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeated French troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.
In 1891, Carnegie Hall (then named "Music Hall”) had its opening night in New York City.
In 1892, Congress passed the Geary Chinese Exclusion Act, which required Chinese in the United States to be registered, or face deportation.
In 1925, John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
In 1942, sales of sugar resumed in the United States under a rationing program.
In 1945, in the only fatal attack of its kind during World War ll, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon, killing the pregnant wife of a minister and five children.
In 1955, West Germany became a sovereign stale.
In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.
In 1985, President Reagan kept a promise to West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl by leading a wreath-laying ceremony at the military cemetery in Bitburg.
Ten years ago: Leaders of the seven major industrial democracies, meeting in Tokyo, adopted ajoint statement condemning terrorism.
Five years ago: President Bush continued to experience an irregular heartbeat, one day after he was tak
en to Bethesda Naval Hospital because of fatigue and shortness of breath. New York’s Carnegie Halt celebrated its centennial with an all-day, all-star con-: cert.
One year ago: As rescue workers ended their, search for bodies in the Oklahoma City bombing. President Clinton denounced self-styled anti-government militias, saying, "How dare you call your-: selves patriots and heroes.” Talks collapsed between’ the United States and Japan on averting a bitter trade; fight over automobiles. Powerful thunderstorms: began tearing through North Texas, claiming two-!
dozen lives. :
Today's Birthdays: Actress Alice Faye is 81. Acton
Darren McGavin is 74. Actress Ann B. Davis is 70.*
Actress Pat Carroll is 69. Singer Tammy Wynette is 54.)
Comedian-actor Michael Palin is 53. Ador Jean-Pierre;
Leaud is 52. Actress Tina Yothers is 23. J
Thought for Today: "Great minds discuss ideas,' average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, "father” of America’s nuclear navy (1900-1986).