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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung rj Fridav November O 3A i Texans mark Thanksgiving in their own ways and styles By MADELINE BARO Associated Press Writer Texans found unique ways to say thanks on Thanksgiving Day everything from making dinner for thousands to special deliveries in the rain In the farming community of Pep Texas they had plenty of turkey but they had even more German sausage The town of 100 people hosted its 51st annual Thanksgiving festival on Thursday with pounds of German sausage SO pounds of breakfast sausage 700 pounds of turkey and 145 pounds of turkey breast for the or so people they expected to show up Why so much sausage Well Pep which is about 43 miles northwest of Lubbock and has a post office a gas station a church a parish hall and an alternative school is famous for it But Peps meat supply was outweighed by The 17th annual Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner Chefs began cooking about 150 or more turkeys a day beginning Monday to prepare for the event which fed about people at the San Antonio Convention Center The only thing lacking at the event was its founder Raul Jimenez Every year the restaurateur wears his trademark blue costume and oversized chefs hat to the dinner for the homeless and elderly greeting crowds and dancing to mariachi music This year however ill health kept him at home More than ballots thrown out in elections FORT WORTH Texas AP Voter confusion caused more than ballots cast in Dallasand Houstonarea congressional races to be thrown out the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported More than votes for Congress in Dallas County and nearly in the Houston area because voters bewildered by special election procedures picked two candidates for the same office the newspaper reported Thursday citing election records More than votes one of eveiy dozen ballots were thrown out in the 30th Congressional District congressional race won by Democratic incumbent Eddie Bemice Johnson of Dallas because faople voted Dallas j disappointing to think someone thoughtthey were voting correctly and then had their vote not said Dallas County elections administrator Bruce Sherbet The special elections ordered by a federal court allowed more than one candidate from a particular party to run for the same congressional seat In some districts as many as half a dozen candidates or more were listed Many voters became confused and picked two or more candidates for the same congressional seat Sherbet said Where you saw it happen the most was where you had a party with more than one candidate in the race such as two Sherbet said Several thousand votes were also voided because of multiple voting in five ther North Texas congressional races including votes in the 24th Congressional District race won by Democratic incumbent Martin Frost of Dallas Despite publicity efforts election officials said fears of voter confusion were realized Beverley Clark a Harris County congressional candidate who missed a runoff against Democratic incumbent Ken Bentsen Jr by 200 votes is challenging the result in federal court The challenge is based largely on a separate voting problem reported recently in which thousands did not vote for congressional candidates officials said Not enough Dallas County ballots were voided to cause a similar challenge Sherbet said Although votes were thrown out in Johnsons race because people voted twice she beat her closest challenger in a ninecandidate field by votes To sell your car jorhome advertise in the HeraldZeitung by calling 6259144 National Briefs Teen members of Vampire dan sought In murders MURRAY Ky AP Five teens who call themselves a Vampire Clan were wanted for murder and on the run for four days until one of them called home for money and landed in a police trap The teenagers were arrested Thursday night as they tried to check into a hotel in Baton Rouge La Police believe the teens fatally bludgeoned a couple in Eustis on Monday The victims Richard Wendorf 49 and Naoma Ruth Wendorf 53 are the parents of 15yearold Heather Wendorf one of teens Florida police said Heather had told friends she was a demon in past lives and had talked with spirits during human blooddrinking rituals Police in Kentucky where four of the suspects are from said the teens were involved in vampirelike activities They cut each others arms and suck the blood They cut up small animals and suck the Murray pojicej detective Jump Thursday tttey1 believtftheyre f Roderick Ferrell 16 and Dana Cooper 19 both of Murray and 16 yearold Scott Anderson of Mayfield were arrested on murder warrants along with Miss Wendorf whom investigators originally feared had been abducted by her parents killers Web now offers help to the absentminded PHILADELPHIA AP A college student has created Remind a userfriendly service on the World Wide Web that sends the chronically forgetful an email reminder of special events Using their own private password users simply enter the day of an event and a brief description of it Then when the important day is Texas Today Robbery MMfMctt father ffMtioft wtock TEMPLE Family and friends had always seen William Frank Guess as an athlete businessman leader and neighbor The words bank robber never came to mind Guess 46 was in critical but stable condition at Hermann Hospital in Houston today with a selfinflicted bullet wound in his head Doctors were optimistic he would survive Authorities say Guess shot himself in the head after robbing a Houston area bank Wednesday and being surrounded by Harris County sheriffs deputies following a chase But even as he lay in his hospital bed suspected of being the dapper Polo Shirt Bandit whom police say robbed nearly 40 banks those who thought they knew him struggled with their shock Judge throws out cable case against officer SAN ANTONIO A judge has thrown out cable theft charges against a San Antonio police officer near the electronic calendar service sends them an email reminder You can type in an annual event once and bereminded of it every year up until the year said Blake David Mills IV a 21yearold computer science major at the University of Pennsylvania The twomonthold service which is free has quite a following So far about people from some 45 countries including Egypt Paraguay and Brazil have registered Mills isnt concerned that he isnt getting paid to operate the popular service which runs off a computer in a Penn dormitory with a science and technology wing Influenza strikes Indiana Job Corps center INDIANAPOLIS AP About 300 young people came down with the flu at a Job Corps training center and doctors fear they may have spread the virus throughout six states when they went home for Thanksgiving break In addition to the 300 cases of influenza confirmed by lab tests the ouiet 360 students at the training1 center in southern Indiana may also have contacted the virus said Dr Greg Steele the Indiana state epidemiologist Most of the students left for the holiday weekend before the outbreak was confirmed and they may pass Saturday November 30 M 306 FM 2673 9643992 UP UP THE hFlTEFFlET Sign yourself and all your friends up for local New Braunfels access to the Internet and get Full Internet Access Fast Access Low Monthly Fees Be responsible lor the MOST new slgnups between now and Dec 12 and get a FRH Hot Air Balloon Ride over New Braunfels during Glowfett on Dec 14 For more Information on Gtowfest ft CompuVlslon Internet Services see Voice or FAX 6080808 Incl Leather Start Your Christmas Shopping Early All Womens Shoes Idrens ioes 9 Leather Handbags S9 HUGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM Suite 720 FACTOmSjORES who argued that a warrant against him was improperly obtained by an offduty detective working for the cable company Willie Mehdez was facing charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and cable theft both Class B misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine up to Im not defending anybody for stealing cable but the problem was the way the cable company went about recovering stolen said Mendezs attorney Bill Berchelmann The case was dismissed Tuesday by County Court Judge Karen Crouch Mendez still could be disciplinedby the police department pending an investigation Cable spokesman Connolly said the company has had a longstanding relationship with the police in which offduty officers have served warrants for the cable operator Prospects of million Lotto Jackpot rocks town ROBY A little news goes a the virus Steele said Pentagon begins review of longterm defense strategies WASHINGTON AP The Pentagon has begun a huge review of its longterm defense strategies and spending priorities and its destined to be a bloody battle The study could mold the military into a totally new type of force designed to take on far different challenges in the next century its supporters hope But some defense analysts fear the Pentagon will propose just a smaller scaleddown version of its Cold War self instead of ordering revolutionary changes and difficult budget choices The undertaking will shape the course of American security well into the new predicted the Pentagons No 2 man Deputy Defense Secretary John White White said the process will examine every aspect of defense what we do why we do it how we do it and how we pay for it The goal is not to rationalize and protect what we have long way in this West Texas cotton fanning community Imagine the effect of word that 43 of the towns 600 residents will share a million Lotto Texas jackpot Talk about Thanksgiving Mayor Cecil King told The Dallas Morning News Weve really had it here Confirmation wont come until today when the Texas Lottery Commission sorts through its computer records to pinpoint the store where Wednesday nights million Lotto Texas ticket was purchased But a group of 43 relatives and friends in Roby werent waiting to give thanks on a very special Thanksgiving Day Woman granted new trial for spouses slaying still in jail BROWNSVILLE Susie Mowbray celebrated Thanksgiving Day the same way she has for the last eight years eating turkey and dressing with her fellow inmates inside the Gatesville state womens prison She once thought she would be spending the holiday with her family she thought she would have much more to be thankful for It was a year ago Saturday that a judge recommended Mrs Mowbrays conviction be set aside and she be granted a new trial on a charge of killing her husband The ruling based on new evidence that the states bloodspatter expert gave scientifically invalid testimony during trial was forwarded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Dec 5 for a final decision Judge dismisses developers suit over rejected theater DALLAS A development corporations lawsuit over the rejection by Dallas officials of an 18 screen movie theater has been dismissed by a federal judge District Judge Barefoot Sanders ruled the city was not liable for any harm Mayfair Development Corp may have suffered when the City Council 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