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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 150 No 17 14 pages in 2 sections November 30 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Comal County jail escapee apprehended BY vcNNIFEn RODRIGUEZ ftTOm flfi interior rccrcflttrtn ftrpa nrui all annrmf JOHNNIE LEE COOPER JR Age 27 White male 5feet11 205 pounds WAYNE WEIRICH Age 37 White male 5feet9 190 pounds BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ from an interior recreation area and escaped Staff Writer At yesterday a team comprised Law enforcement officers captured one of officers from more than five agencies of die two men who escaped from the Comal arrested Cooper at his 71 yearold uncles County Adult Detention Center 6n Mon home in the 200 block of Easy Street in day Guadalupe County Johnnie Lee Cooper 27 and Wayne With him being in custody now we can Edward Weirich 37 escaped from the coun focus all our Capt Dennis Koepp ry jail about 2 during an overnight work said detail The pair had been stripping and refin Before we were following leads on two Guadalupe County ishing floors when they climbed to the roof people who went different directions Now Throughout this investigation Patterson we can focus all our energy on one person was alleged to be involved in assisting Coop Roepp er with his escape procedures and in turn we Weirich remains at large and is consid wound up at Baldwins house and arresting ered dangerous Cooper and he said Besides Cooper officers arrested the own Both Patterson and Baldwin were charged er of his hideout his uncle Billy Baldwin with hindering the apprehension of a known Earlier yesterday officers arrested a friend felon of Cooper 24yearold Darcy Patterson in The offense is a third degree felony pun the 400 block of Oak Tree Road in ishable by 210 years in state prison and a fine of up to See Christmas past Unlike Scrooge holiday revelers relish glimpse at history iu L K JESSIE Staffers at the Sophienburg Museum decorated their offices and hallways to get ready for the upcoming Christmas Candlelight tour to be conducted from 5 to 8 Wednesday Dec 13 Ornaments such as the Santa below decorate the museums tree BY K JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer Volunteers and staff have decked the halls and trimmed the tree at the Sophienburg Museum in anticipation of Saturdays 13th annual Christmas Candlelight tour Between 5 and 8 Wednesday Dec 13 hundreds of people are expected to follow the tour route to three Candlelight locations where they will find enterfain ment and food Santas Workshop will be at the New Braunfels Conservation Plaza 1300 Church Hill Dr Christmas on the Guadalupe will be at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 1370 Church Hill Dr The 12 Days of Christmas captured in traditional Scherenschnitte white paper will greet visitors at the Sophienburg Museum Archives at 401 W Coll In keeping with the theme Helen Hoff mann and Keva Boardmann created the Sophienburg 12 Days of Christmas art pre sentation with a few twists Viewers will no doubt recognize the five golden rings but that may be all With a nod to German heritage and a wink of good humor the artists and exhibit committee have created a whimsical display that is appealing to the eyes and endearing to the spirit of Christmas With a simple shift in a noun or verb of each verse of the song the Sophienburgs 12 Days of Christmas features the likes of six bespectacled geese aseeing instead of the traditional six geese alaying The Sophie Shop has handblown glass ornaments pewter gifts and decorations wooden nutcrackers and smokers Tickets are available the Sophienburg Museum for a donation of per person Call 6291572 for more information Gore pushes on Bush ready to take the reins BY RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer Al Gore raced between TV inter views Wednesday asking Will we count all the votes or not while his lawyers urgently sought a court ruling with the answer he wanted Both Gore and rival George W Bush pressed forward with separate blueprints for build ing a presidency On Jan 20 a President Bush will be ready to take the reins of the said top adviser Andy Card awarding his boss a title that Gore still hopes will be his The vice president is trying to overturn the official results of Floridas makeorbreak election before the publics patience runs out on the 22day ordeal Needing a quick court victory Gore autho rized his divided legal team to ask the Florida Supreme Court to recount contested ballots or order a lower court to do it two Democra tic sources said late Wednesday Bush planned to meet Thursday with retired Gen Colin Powell his stilltobeannounced choice as sec retary of state The Texas governor also was calling GOP congres sional leaders and assigning his staff to call Democratic lawmakers as the vice president struggled to keep his party in line With the stakes so high the Republicandominated Florida Legislature inched closer to secur ing Bush a backup plan Lawmak ers were considering naming their own electors to settle the fiercely fought election Florida Gov Jeb Bush the candidates brother said he would sign the necessary legis lation if it was the appropriate thing to Still with the recount case head ed to the highest court in the land Jeb Bush said The United States Supreme Court trumps the Legis Gore too played presidentelect at a business meeting with running mate Joseph Lieberman transition director Roy Neel Labor Secre tary Alexis Herman and Kathleen McGinty former head of the White House environment office Three weeks and counting The final outcome of the presidential election is still in dispute more than three weeks after the nation voted on Nov 7 Here are some key upcoming dates in the presidential election process November S M T W 2000 F S December 2000 S M T T I S January 2001 s M r i F s Nov 26 Florida Secretary of State declared Bush the winner of the states 25 decisive electoral votes Dec 1 The Supreme Court hears arguments on the Bush petition to reverse a Florida Supreme Court ruling permitting recounting of votes to continue past a statemandated deadline Dec 12 Florida certifies its state electors Dec 18 Electors in each state meet to cast their votes for president Dec 27 Deadline for federal and state officials to receive electoral votes unless Congress passes a law to change the date Jan 6 Congress meets to count electoral votes Jan 20 Presidential inauguration Comal woman gets seven years for intoxication assault BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ October 1999 Staff Writer On Wednesday after a As 26yearold Christina threeday trial before 22nd Delmoral read passages from Court Judge Gary L the Bible with a friend sevenwoman six Wednesday outside the man jury took less than four Comal County Courthouse inside the building a jury was sentencing her to seven years in a state penitentiary On Monday Delmoral 26 admitted to two sepa Source National Archives and Records Administration compiled from AP wire reports AP rate counts of intoxication assault and driving drunk in the wrong lane of Farm toMarket Road 2722 in hours to decide the verdict As jury members individ ually confirmed the unani mous decision in the third degree felony case Delmoral buried her head in her arms and sobbed and defense attorney Mark Clark patted her back Sea INSIDE Key Cote 76 Cheer Fund Contributing to the Herald Zeitung Cheer Fund were George and Cheryl Guidroz James and Myrtle Clark Barbara Austin Steven J Slagle Dorothy E Rest and Betty Mocker Bar Mail or drop off dona tions at 707 Landa St in New Braunfels Comal commissioners lobby lawmakers for more authority BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer AUSTIN Comal County officials are in the Texas capital this week lobbying leg islators for increased powers to conserve water and manage growth County Judge Danny Scheel commis sioners and other officials are attending a prelegislative conference where they dis cuss potential legislation Comal County will talk to Senator Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio and Rep Ed Kuempel RSeguin as well as other repre sentatives They are seeking support for an agenda that includes Greater authority for counties adjacent to large metropolitan areas to control growth through zoning or sub division rules Full statutory audior ity for tne Southeast Trinjty Groundwater Conservation District Authority for coun ties to enact impact fees similar to munici palities and See SCHEEL   

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