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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                HERALDZEITUNG Vol 150 No 6 16 pages in 2 sections November 18 2000 O JU O AV Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Unicorns victorious K JESSIE The New Braunfels volleyball team will play again today at Strahan Coliseum for the state championship title against Longview Pine Tree BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor The New Braunfels volleyball team advanced to the state championship match at today with a win over Friendswood Friday night at Strahan Coliseum in San Mar cos The Unicorns playing in their second state finals in school history will take on Longview Pine Tree which enters the game with a perfect 400 record this season New Braunfels defeated Friendswood 15 1 The Unicorns fell behind 20 in the first game after two jump serve aces by Friendswood senior Ami Rodgers but Uni corns quickly rallied to overtake the Mus Complete game tangs and never relinquished the lead We made some errors early and we let their jump server get to New Braunfels head coach Phyllis Fowler said She serves Senior Michelle Popp led the Unicorns with eight kills and one block and added two aces in the match Seniors Kate Kennedy and Amy Eichmann each put away six kills in the match senior Jackie Baerwald recorded four kills senior Bethany Hildebrand buried three kills and senior Belinda Vargas had a kill Hildebrand led the team in aces with three and senior Natalie Walther had two New Braunfels served 10 aces in the match INSIDE Gridiron roundup New Braunfels Unicorns win 3421 against Medina Valley in Smithson Valley takes on the McCollum Festtage weekend Holidays kick off in New Eiraunfels with downtown lighting Weihnachtsmarkt CHRIS Zeitung Santa Glaus climbs down from the new fire engine recently acquired by the New Braunfels Fire Department The fire truck was delivered to the city just in time for the kick off of Festtage and lighting up the square FESTTAGE EVENTS WEIHNACHTSMARKT A German Christmas Shopping Market Hours are 10 to 6 today and 10 to 5 Sunday at the New Braunfels Civic Center OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS Today and Sunday with more than 100 craft ven dors in Gruene Historic District Glowin in Gruene sched uled for this weekend was canceled because of weath er CHRIS Kids above waited in line Friday night to get their picture with Santa Glaus and to tell him what they want for Christmas at the pavilion after the downtown lighting ceremony New fire truck shines at lighting BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Santa Claus delivered Christmas early to the New Braunfels Fire Department on Friday The departments new fire truck arrived just hours before the Christmas lighting ceremony Friday on the Main Plaza San ta Claus rode on the new truck in style to the ceremony The truck a Ferrara Fire Apparatus model was on display at a Texas Munic ipal League conference in Austin Thurs day and Friday morning Fire Chief Jack Collier said The truck already was let tered up with New Braunfels name Its Collier said Its gotten a lot of attention at the It is the best looking rig in the show A lot of people have been coming Collier said the 1999 truck was Fer raras the truck the company took around the country to exhibits and fire departments The only issue Friday morning was which fire engineers Christmas stock ing would be filled with the chance to dri ve the truck in the lighting ceremony Theyre probably arm wrestling or fighting over that right Collier said At central fire station where the new truck will be headquartered Engineer John Sheppard won the toss to drive the truck in the ceremony Sheppard said his battalion chief told him he had won the Election IIIII Countdown to the presidency Tally freeze setback for Bush camp BY RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer On a topsyturvy day of law and politics the Florida Supreme Court froze the states presi dential tally on Friday forbidding the secretary of state from certi fying results of the marathon vote count just as Republican George W Bush was advancing his minuscule lead over Al Gore With the pres idential race in the balance a federal appeals court refused to block recounts underway in two heavily Democratic counties while a third coun ty MiamiDade the states largest reversed field and announced it too would begin a recount The dual rulings were a major blow to Bush his hopes of a quick certification dashed as Gores recount campaign grinds away The count of absentee votes from overseas was the final installment in Floridas routine vote counting process With returns from 63 of 67 counties Bush picked up 894 votes and Gore 542 giving the Republican a 652vote statewide lead up from 300 when the day began Cries of foul came from both camps as the overseas ballots were counted More than a thou sand votes were thrown out as officials from both parties analyzed registrations postmarks and other details One of the problems with those ballots is it is so difficult under Florida and federal law that you almost have to be a rocket scientist to said Thomas Spencer a Miami attorney working for Bush In separate manual recount activities the subject of frantic court activity picked up a a net of 41 votes in Broward County while Bush picked up a net of four votes in the closely watched tally in Palm Beach County All this out of six million votes cast across the state The winner of Floridas 25 electoral votes will win the White House In New Mexico late tallies gave the state and its 5 electoral votes to Gore He See INSIDE Coming Sunday my heal shutins are thankful this November not only for the deli cious meal but for the freedom the service brings JLtftstyle 1C Aggies honor bonfire victims with blood drive oO FROM STAFF REPORTS Area Aggies unite today and next week to remember the 12 Aggies who died in this past years bonfire tragedy and to continue the Aggie spirit and tradition with a local bonfire Texas University were to mark the first anniversary of 1999s deadly bonfire collapse with a candlelight memorial ceremony at today one year to the moment after the log stack toppled killing 12 Aggies Locally the Comal County Club hosts a blood drive from to 5 today at Becker Motor Company owner Arno Becker is an Aggie as part of the statewide Everyone Bleeds Maroon Commemorative Blood Drive Organizer Jodi Lell class of 1989 said I received an email from my sis ter in Dallas that said they were doing this and thought it was silly not have a local Lell a past president of the Comal County Club said the drive was set up to remember the 12 Aggies who died when the 1999 Aggie Bonfire col lapsed We are asking all who were touched LOCAL EVENTS Blood drive to 5 today Becker Motor Company 547 South Seguin Ave Comal County Club Aggie Bonfire fellowship at 7 dinner at bon fire and yell practice at at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch on Texas 46 west of New Braunfels Cost is for adults and tor children younger than 10   

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