New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Brawtftb Herald-Zetomg extends the following birthday wishes to; Cory Brandenburg, Sofia Dias, Viola Pan-tenaeel, Gloria Angelica Canto (17 yen!), Colt McLean, Reece Timmermann, Misty Howard (16th!, Thursday), Harry Baer* wild, Carl Dnhon, Kenneth Kennemer, IdaAnna Kropp, HugoMltteudorf, Roland Pan-tennuehl, NeBis Roberts, Geneva Sawyer, Lucille Wiederstehi, Bryan Carl, Johnny Collins, Milton F. Kaderti, Robert O. OMrick, Cris Vasques. Happy Anidvenary to Jackie ft Der* tone Cadded, Romeo & Jackie Zamora (Isl!).
Comal County Ro<teo
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The Comal County Rodeo, held in conjunction with the Comal County Frtr, will be held Wednesday, Sept 21 a 7:30 p.m. a the Comal County Fairgrounds. Anyone interested in entering
iky, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m.
Events include team penning and team roping and youth everts include youth fkg race and youth penning.
All entries must be Comal County reridents and must have proof of residency.
The rodeo is being sporuored by Barry's Under Pat! Saloon.
Canyon Laka COP woman host fish fry
The Canyon Lake Republican Women will hold a flab Ay and while elephant auction (PAC fond raiser) a Canyon Corners on Sept 21. Happy hour begins a 6 PJB. with dinner a 7 pin.
Donations of $4 for adults and gy for flhfldm HH bg teotip^fd
Call Baby Smith a 199-7050 by today, Sept 16 for mean*-dons.
moating Sept* 21
The Hispanic Organization for Public Educaion (HOPE) is hoft-ing a community maatka geared for paierts for the puipoaa of discussing the new block scheduling, district policy regarding discipline, changes in state policy for TAAS scoring.
The meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 21 a 7 p.m. a Lone Star Elementary. Speakers will indude John Tillman, NBHS principal.
Moslth Fair spsnaorsd by fonlor cantor
A health fair, sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, will be held tomorrow a the center, 655 Lands St. from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. A free arthritic exercise demonstration is aet for 2 p.m.
Ibis newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
Clinton pledges invasion of Haiti
By RITA BEAUISH
Associated Presa Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling congressional and public opposition, Pweaktenfr minfrrw lf g |f parted
and specific US. military invasion to end Haiti's "nightmare of bloodshed."
In a televised address Thursday night from the Oval Office,
Clinton acknowledged Americana' reluctance to commit troops to force Haiti's coup leaders from power. But he said, "When brutality occurs dose to our shores, it affects our national interests."
Clinton signaled that an invasion could come at any time and has authorized the call-up of 1,600 reservists lo support the 20,009-strong invasion force.
"We have exhausted diplomacy," he said.* *
One high-ranking official said, however, an invasion was not likely before Monday.
Even aa two U.S. aircraft carriers moved to join 20 warships off Haiti's shores, the country's military ruler, LL Gen. Raoul Cedras, stood firm.
In a CBS interview after Clinton's speech, Cedras said he was "prepared to fight with my people."
Nevertheless, Cedrat and his colleagues were winiiw out feelers for a
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CB* Richard Czerwonki is aboard gained here. We support our son, but
^we done* support this action. There is ^'‘NtGftftfcetnand thc isle of Haiti. nothing to be gained here*
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band ' have known about the invasion ainoi feetog a report on CNN PFC Richard tart week which CwrwonW said' that an
invasion of US. and United Nations ftecte vriiild take place on the night of Od lf ^ HH JI 11
*1 wish foey would stop giving out plaid* Ste laid. "They’re probably only acara tactics, but they’re scar-ring us pretty bad.".
PFC Czerwonki entered the US. Army over the Christmas holidays tart year; his mother said. He went &j|iu^ basic training at Fort Ben-
SSI Is foe Czerwonki’s only child.
Feedback & info
Anyone wiahing to express their opinion of the planned invasion of Haiti can do so by cating the Mowing numbers
■ President Clinton's fax number. (202)-647-6434
■ White House comment line, 1-202-456-1111
■ Warren Christopher s fax number, (202)647-6434
■ White House switchboard, 1 -202-456-1414
Anyone having information on local residents involved in any part of the planned invasion of Haiti are asked to call Mark Lyon at the Herald-Zeitung, 625-9144.
dated Press Thursday night that he was contacted Tuesday by a wellplaced Haitian intermediary close to Cedras.
The intermediary said the junta leaders were offering to step down and allow the return of Jean-Beitrand Aristide, Haiti’s deposed president, "if there was an agreement not to proceed with the invasion" and a pledge of no retribution against some 600 people asso rifted with the Haitian regime, Seaga said.
but said he had no reply following a series of conversations to clarify different points.
State Department spokesman Mike McCurry would not confirm or deny Seaga's account of the offer. But tie said the military leaders would have to leave Haiti unconditionally.
In his address, Clinton forcefully portrayed Haiti as a critical U.S. irterest, worthy of risking American lives in an invasion. But he promised the American minion would be shortlived.
"The vast mayority of our troops will come home in months, not years," he
A ABC poll after Clinton’s speech indicated that he hid won over some support, with 60 percent opposed to an invasion, compared with 73 percent four days earlier.
Republican lawmakers are strongly opposed to military action, and many Democrats arc insisting he should seek a congressional vote of approval for invasion.
Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said Clinton’s speech was unconvincing. Unlike Panama and Grenada, he said, "There is no physical threat from Haiti to the United Suites, no strategic inter
But Democratic Sen. Dennis DeConcini of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Clinton's speech had "made as good a case as you can for any invasion.”
Clinton sought to dispel doubts and suspicions about Aristide, which have contributed to opposition in Congress and reticence in some quarters of the administration.
He said Aristide, ousted in a military coup in September 1991, has pledged to step down when his term expires in February 1996.
Aristide critics worried that he Mould try to extend the time on grounds he has missed three years in office.
But his Washington representative, Mike Barnes, said it has always been Aristide’s intention to abide by the constitutional schedule.
issue resurfaces at commissioners court
By CRAIG HAMMETT
bvkt-Z*tung photo by MARK LYON
Dannie HeNkamp, Chairmen of the Greeter New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’ Leadership New Braunfels committee, addressed a large gathering yesterday afternoon et the New Braunfels Civic Center ae the 1986 ekes of Leedorehlp New Braunfels wee treated to a reception. The oft se Ie 21 members strong end ere the third class to go through tho program.
Divers to play important role in cleanup effort
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Although hundreds of people are expected to participate in the Friends For Rivers Clean-up tomorrow, some of the more interesting and important players will be the divers who will search foe bottom of foe Guadalupe River for that hard-to-get-to debris.
Phil Sims, administrative assistant to sure leprose mat vie Jeff Wentworth, will coordinate the divers for the cleanup which lasts from 9:30 s.m. to 5 p m. along the Guadalupe River from Farm-to-Market 306 to Cypress Bend.
"We have identified eight holes where we will have the mqjor concentration,” he said, “four on the upper part, four on the lower.”
He said around 90 divert, moat of
Riverfest ’94 on tap
River*# *94, an anay of music, ti Ibid games, will be held Sunday Rockin’ R River Rides.
The festival will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Comal County.
Tickets can be obtained at the Rape Crisis Center or at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call
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them from diving clubs, are signed to participate. Duggan Diving of San Antonio is bringing 61 divers and the South San Antonio Rescue Team will he working the Hueco Springs area. Divert will range from experts to novices, said Sims who is particpeting
in his third clean-up.
One of the major areas of concentration will be in a deep hole below cliffs near the Preiss Heights area where river recreationists often illegally dive and loiter.
Sims said 20 divers will work this particular area and more than 60 people, including the Boy Scouts will separate cans on land.
The divers expect to retrieve tons of debris from these deeper holes due to low water levels. Recent rains this week might hinder the efforts if the water is somewhat murky.
"The low water is good, especially if the sun is out," said Sims. "Some of these holes are 15 to 30 feet deep. Sometimes you have to just feel around. But you can see. It’s not as clear as the Comal, but you can see.”
Although many members present at Commnrionen’ Court Thurdsday said foe iarue was not a new one, discus-rions arose concerning the poroibility of a bridge acron Canyon Lake.
Comrnisaionera heard from member of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce ted engineers from the county and stale highway department regarding foe need and feasibility of such a bridge.
"Everybody wants a bridge, supports a bridge, but nobody has any money for a bridge," said Charles Stephens of the Canyon Lake Chamber.
David Kopp, local engineer for the Texas Deparment of Transportation, said the state already owns right-of-way on Farm-to-Market 2763 and could possibly create a road around the far western end of the lake, crossing at a narrow section
Stevens pointed out this would come very close to U. S. Hwy 281, essentially defeating the purpose of a faster link between the north and south sections of the lake, one that could open up economic development, especially on the north side.
County Engineer Tom Homseth said he has drawn early sketches of a bridge that could stretch from Cranes Mill Park on the south to the end of Cranes Mill Road on the north side of the lake.
Comparing figures from a similar bridge being built near Lake Travis, Homseth said the cost could exceed $20 million.
While advocates say such a bridge would decrease time travel in the lake arca and help business, the major problem contes with funding. Kopp said the county would have to push such a project on the stare projects lift, just as it did for the Hwy. 281 and PM 1863
County okays VAC position
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Victims of crime in Comal County will have an additional person to help them after Commissioner’s Court approved the position of Victim Assistance Coordinator.
The person will work through both the district attorney and probation office and follows additional stare and federal mandates regarding the victims of crime. District Attorney Bill Reinter said that federal mandates coming down through the probation offioe do not provide fonding, however.
"They have repeatedly put federal requirements on us but not fonded it," Reinter told the court last week. “...This is the first increase in my staff in six years.”
"Victims’ services is becoming a big part of the criminal justice system," said Jack Williamson of the probation office. “...We are not able to meet the needs of victims here."
Reinter said the new crime bill and provisions of the Texas Penal Code say the courts should be cognisant of victims’ rights.
interchange. He said he did not have the funds to finance an extension of FM 2673 or a new bridge
"Twenty million is pretty expensive,’’ he added.
"I think we need to plan for the future,” said Judge Carter Casteel. "This is not something that will happen tomorrow or the next day.”
I or news, advertising or subscription inform, call 625-9144 (Metro) 606-0846