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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 150 No 5 20 pages in 2 sections November 17 2000 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents all fever NBHS revved up for charge at state championship tonight K JESSIE New Braunfels High School principal Mike Fitsko center helps lead the YMCA song during a dual pep rally for the volleyball and foot ball teams upcoming games Teachers dressed up for a special cheerleaders band members the dance team and most of the student body turned out to wish the two teams well in Fridays games BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The goal behind all sports is simple Score points and finish ahead of any opponent The subtleties define each genre and knowing how to play the game is an important part of being a fan The Unicom volleyball players perform in the biggest game of their young careers today at in Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos and their diehard fans say they need all the support they can get Potential fans who might worry their igno rance of the game precludes them from attending the game mis afternoon need only understand that their team needs to knock the ball over the net more times than their oppo nent can answer back Deborah Baerwald a former Canyon High School volleyball player and mother of Uni corn outside hitter Jackie Baerwald has fol lowed her daughters career since she first slapped a ball in sixth grade I would say the game plan is pass set spike For someone who doesnt know the game thats basically the Baerwald said When a Unicorn player is serving fans should remain quiet the opponents fans will more than make up for the silence The fans do try to stay quiet while their See FINAL FOUR WHAT State 4A Semifinal cham pionship series in which New Braunfels Unicorns compete to advance to title match WHEN Friday WHERE Strahan Coliseum San Marcos NEXT Fridays winner will move on to the state championship game Saturday against winner of the other semifinal match Florida court says recount to continue GORE BY RON FOURMER AP Political Writer Al Gore won his fight Thursday to expand man ual recounts in Florida even as advis ers said he likely wont overtake George W Bushs 300 vote lead before the Republican secretary of state certifies their marathon White House race Sat urday GOP lawyers asked courts to stop the counting and the dis integration of Americas presi dential election system The vice president and his team aggressively defended the hand recounts in Democraticleaning counties laying the groundwork for Gores case to continue the votecounting if he fails to pull ahead of the Texas governor before the secretary of states deadline The choice really is whether the voters are going to decide this election by having every vote count or whether that process is going to be shortcircuited with out all the votes being Gore said in a radio interview The Florida Supreme Court lat er handed Gore a modest victory authorizing officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties to recount ballots by hand The effort which officials said will take about six days had been stalled on order of Secretary of State Katherine Harris The ruling did not say whether any votes found in the recounts can be added to Gores totals the heart of a legal clash that has thrust the presidential campaign into limbo The justices are all Democratic appointees Within min utes Palm Beach election officials decid ed to start HARRIS recounting Thursday night After two full days of counting in 86 of 609 BUSH precincts Gore had gained 21 votes in Bro ward County on the states southeast coast The Flori da Supreme Court has spo ken the counts can said Gore chairman William Daley Bush supports the secretary of states weekend deadline and wants a declaration of a Florida winner after the last overseas absentee ballots are due Friday at midnight Once these votes are count ed we will know the final result of Floridas election and the nations Bush campaign chairman Don Evans said Win or lose mis election will be Florida Gov Jeb Bush who thus far has been unable to deliv er the state for his brother agreed Saturday morning well know who won the he said Democrats begged to differ Gores attorneys asked a state judge in Tallahassee to have hand recounts rolled into the election totals even if the votecounting isnt finished by Friday night See Portable buildings signal school facelift launch Construction workers continue their work on the portable buildings Wednesday in front of New Braunfels High School BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Seven portable buildings have sprouted in front of New Braunfels High School sig naling the beginning of the threeyear million facelift voters approved for the campus in October 1999 People need to understand that its not going to be very pretty around here for about two Principal Mike Fitsko said But then for all intents and purpos es it will be a new high For the first phase of construction work ers will tear apart the front midsection of the school which houses administrative offices the counseling and career centers the teachers lounge and four classrooms Beginning the first week of December these groups will move into the portable buildings David Owens New Braunfels Indepen dent School District facilities director and supervisor of the bond construction pro jects expects the displaced groups to spend at least 12 months in the portables The total construction project is almost three years long and students and staff will be redistributed throughout the cam Owens said People will be mov ing Its kind of like a revolving door for affected Once workers finish the first phase of the bond renovations NBHS will have new administrative and new counseling offices and a new career center The two portables closest to the front doors of the school will hold the adminis trative offices and the counselors will be directly in front of the new library The challenge is going to be balancing this extensive project with the learning Fitsko said I think its the adults that will have a harder time The kids will handle it The complete bond package voters approved last year is worth million and covers 16 NBISD campuses and build ings Construction managers and school offi cials have worked closely with students parents and faculty in an attempt to foresee every potential problem or special need during construction David Owens and his staff have been See Local sports star booked for DUI BY RON Staff Writer Bradley George 18 the Canyon 21 years old while allegedly dri High School star athlete drafted in ving under the influence of alco Texas law allows police to arrest June by the Cincinnati Reds found hoi underage drivers the7believe to be that out early TUesclay morning bail was underlie influence of alcohol with New Braunfels police and Comal posted and George was released out testing their bloodalcohol lev County sheriff 8 office records from custody show that George was stopped at Joyce George said her familys Tuesday in the 1200 attorney advised that neither block of FarmtoMarket Road 306 Bradley George nor his family pub by a New Braunfels police officer licly comment in the situation New Braunfels Police Sgt David To arrest an underage driver for Wilson said George was pulled over the offense of driving while under by officer Stephen Hanna for speed the influence of alcohol by a minor ing an officer must have only probable George was taken to Comal cause to suspect the person has had ofienae is punishable by a fine of up County Jail where he was booked something to drink for being younger than el Law enforcement officials said the officer makes the call about whether he believes die driver con sumed any amount of alcohol A minor who drives under the influence of alcohol commits a Class C misdemeanor A first INSIDE Key Code 76 Festtage kicks off The Main Raza will be closed to automobile traffic from 5 to 10 today as New Braunfels kicks off Festtage The ceremony begins at today when the Christmas tree lights are switched on in downtown New Braunfels See special section in todays edition   

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