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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas T v HERALDZEITUNG Vol 150 No 10 20 pages in 3 sections November 23 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents The trashman cometh New Braunfels sanitation crews work every day but Christmas BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Tis the day of Thanksgiving and all through New Braunfels not a creature is stirring except for the garbage trucks humming down city streets Trash bags have been placed by the roadside with care in the know ledge that sanitation crews soon will be there Today while most people slept late prepared meals or traveled to be with families and friends New Braunfels sanitation crews were doing what they do almost every day of the year their jobs The sanitation department typically collects trash six days a week with workers alternating one Saturday on and one Saturday off If a holiday falls on one of those days they still work The only holiday the workers have off is Christmas Sanitation crews arrived at work before dawn today to begin their garbage and recyclables routes even earlier than normal at 5 K JESSIE SLATEN HeraldZeftung Amulfo Rodriguez left and Ernest Hinojosa hope to be home in time for a late Thanksgiving dinner Thursday Struttin their stuff NBHS grads join dance team in leading Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade K JESSIE Jessica Gale a member of the Southwest Texas University Strutters dance team rehearses a routine last week to prepare for todays Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels residents might recognize at least two pairs of familiar dancing feet in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The parade airs beginning at 9 today on KMOL Cable Channel South Texas own Strutters the 68member pre cision dance team from Southwest Texas University will lead the parade New Braunfels natives Jessica Cale and Andrea Hernandez are members of the universitys dance team This past week they joined with their fellow dancers for one final rehearsal at the university before leaving for New York on Sunday ON TV The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off at 9 today and will be televised on KMOL Channel 4 New Braunfels cable channel The women were signing up for buses polishing boots and trying on gloves for what is surely going to be a cold day for the dancers The gym they met in was cold itself a hint of what was to come Ive been shopping for the past two Cale a fresh See K JESSIE SLATEN HeraldZeitung Jessica Cale left and Andrea Hernandez both New Braunfels natives practice a high kick last week County abruptly ceases recount GORE BY AON FOURNIER AP Political Writer In a dizzying turn of events Floridas largest county abruptly stopped recounting votes Wednes day sending Al Gores lawyers scrambling back to court to keep a ballotbybal lot fight for the White House grinding away George W Bush asked the Supreme Court BUSH to shut down all the recounts or risk a constitu tional crisis I won the vote in Bush said a point that could hardly be more in dispute He accused the Democrats of monkeying with laws to reverse the elections legitimate Stretching into a third seesaw ing week the presidential race reached new levels of unpre dictability Away from the courts and count ing rooms GOP vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney who had had three heart attacks a decade ago was hospitalized for chest pains and later underwent surgery to implant an arteryclearing device Late in the day doctors said he had suffered a very slight heart They said he would recover fully but it was one more unsettling development in the midst of a polit ical tempest Bush was temporarily reeling from a Florida Supreme Court rul ing late Tuesday night that said manual recounts could continue until Sunday in the state that will determine Americas 43rd presi dent Bush is clinging to a 930 vote lead out of 6 million cast Standing in front of a presiden Dick Cheney hospitalized after mild heart attack Surgery clears blocked tialblue backdrop the Texas gov ernor accused the state Supreme Court of overreaching and he had choice words for Democrats too I believe Secretary Cheney and I won the vote in Florida And I believe some are determined to keep counting in an effort to change the legitimate he said Republican allies were even more outspoken as they fanned out across Florida If we were not witnessing in effect the stealing of a presidential election it would be said Rep Lincoln DiazBalart whose district includes part of Mia miDade County Bushs fortunes shifted with stun ning speed Within two hours of his news conference a threemem ber elections board in predomi nantly Democratic MiamiDade voted to scrap its recount If the decision stands Gores presidential dreams would rest with two other southeast coast counties Palm Beach and Broward where his advisers feared there were not enough votes to catch Bush We hope the counts said Gore campaign chairman William Daley Gore appealed the MiamiDade decision but a state appeals court refused Wednesday night to force a return to recount work Democrats said they would appeal to the Flori da Supreme Court Seniors advisers said the vice presidents slimming prospects depended upon the two remaining counties broadening their standards for validating votes no sure thing or a court forces MiamiDade to recount also a longshot Also in the days swirl of events Bushs lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court accusing the states high court of allowing selective arbitrary and standard less recounts INSIDE Cheer Fund The Herald Zeitung seeks donations for its annual Cheer Fund to pro vide holiday meals for needy residents Mail or drop off donations at 707 Landa St in New Braunfels Canyon Lake joins Hill Country trail of lights BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung Correspondent CANYON LAKE Santa comes to the Texas Hill Country this weekend where the number of white sparkling lights nestled in trees and hung from the eaves of homes and businesses measures our idea of a white Christmas Just how many lights will be glowing for this years Texas Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail is almost incalculable said Debbie FarquharGarner at the headquar ters of the Texas Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail Maybe up to 6 million Johnson City alone is about a The Lighting Trail is a selfguid ed driving tour of festive towns north and west of New Braunfels In its 10th year 12 towns will participate in the trail The newest member is Canyon Lake Returning participants are Blanco Bulverde Burnet Dripping Springs Fredericksburg Goldthwaite Johnson City Llano Marble Falls Mason and Round Mountain We recommend doing it in two FarquharGarner said There are properties throughout the area that would be a good place to The first events of the season begin the day after Thanksgiving Santa arrives in Bulverde while in Blanco the 14th annual lighting of the Old Blanco Courthouse and Square begins at 6 The Llano County Courthouse will be the main attraction at with Lights the official light ing with 10 miles of tiny lights Norma Hunicutt of Johnson City who continues to coordinate events in Johnson City began the Lighting Trail For the 11th year Blanco County Courthouse will glow with lights Friday evening The entire town boasts more than lights in addi tion to the courthouse Johnson City has the largest light display in the Karen Granitz manager of tourism for Johnson City said At everything gets started and there will be a guest lightswitch flip On Saturday night Johnson City will present what Granitz calls the second biggest event the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade where See LIGHTING74A
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