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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung September 29, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High School Football Scores • Sports/IB__    „    SATURDAYINJew Braunfels    september    29,2001 16 pages in 2 sections lo pages in I—I TTO A T TA    —J TTVT/^IIlKALU ™— I j In Lr -    '    '    i|    ■    v,:.    ■    ■—I    mrm  -——..      ._■.       ...    'it    Mi          _    _    ^    -t- Vol. 150, No. 276    Serving    New    Braunfels    and    Comal    County    since    1852    50    cents Fair shows its stripes County Fair Schedule - TODAY Carnival — open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; armbands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15; armbands 5-11 p.m. $15 Livestock judging — starts at 9 a.m. with steers, followed by breeding cattle; hog judging starts at 4 p.m. Comal Corral — noon to 1 p.m., Companie de Danza Folklorica; 1 to 2 p.m., 49th Armored Division Band; 2 to 3 p.m., J & R Gymnastics; 3 to 4 p.m., New Braunfels Dance Studio; 4 to 5 p.m., Ballet Folkloric© Festival; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The System, admission: $7 Rodeo - starts at 8 p.m.; advance tickets are $7 and tickets at the gate are $8 Children’s games —10 a.m. to noon behind arts and crafts building Antique tractor pull — 10 a.m. Kiddie tractor pull — noon Arts and crafts show — opens at 10 a.m. SUNDAY Carnival — open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; armbands from 1 p..rn. to 5 p.m. $12; armbands 5-10 p.m. $12 Livestock judging — starts at 9 a.m. with jackpot meat goat show Comal Corral — Mariachis Ecos de America (also performing at the food mall); 2 to 4:30 p.m., Children’s Best Western Dress Contest; 6 to 10 p.m. — TC. Taylor, free admission Rodeo - Builders’ Extravaganza starts at 3 p.m.; advance tickets are $7 and tickets at the gate are $8 Antique tractor pull — play day Kiddie tractor pull — noon Arts and crafts show — opens at 10 a.m. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung The New Braunfels Blue All-Stars make their way toward the Main Plaza Friday morning as the annual fair parade winds down. The colors of our nation flew from every conceivable surface as people decorated their pets, hats, boots, shirts and shorts. 108th Fair Parade steeped in patriotism By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Austyn Ferrell, 5, and his brother Ronney, 4, really, really like parades, and they saw a red, white and blue barnburner of one Friday. Both were wearing “God Bless the USA” T-shirts and carrying big red balloons. Both were also crusted in cotton candy: face, fingers and shirts. And they were even eating some. Austyn, Ronney and their Oma, Sharon Ferrell, joined thousands who ringed Main Plaza and lined San Antonio Street to watch the 108th annual Comal County Fair parade. Like boys everywhere, Austyn and Ronney love the pomp of a parade. “I like fire truck noise and police and horses!” Ronney exclaimed, as the head of the parade approached with the New Braunfels and Bracken fire departments flashing their safety lights and making plenty of “fire truck noise.” Everyone stood and clapped as the firefighters approached and passed. Friday’s parade, if possible, was even more patriotic and red, white See PARADELA Contestants having a ‘hay’day By Bill Frisbie Staff Writer Hey, Leroy Schmoekel knows his hay. Schmoekel is not only the Comal County Fair’s Hay Show Grand Champion for his prize-winning sorghum sudan grass, but the Marion resident also took top honors Friday in the winter forage division. Schoemokel’s vintage crop advances to December’s statewide competition in Denton, along with New Braunfels’ Nolan Schwarzlose. Schwarzlose won Reserve Grand Champion for his hybrid Bermuda grass. The Hay Show is arguably one of Fair Day’s most overlooked events, considering that judging takes place during the annual parade and that patrons tend to seek thrills on carnival rides rather than in agricultural halls. “To most people, it’s just hay,” said Charles Stichler, an 18-year veteran of the Texas Cooperative Extension Agency, after judging the physical appearance of each of the 41 hay entries Friday. Yet, the hay competition is one of the Fair’s most labor-intensive for contestants, according to Hay Show chairman Ronnie Wunderlich.The New See HAY/3A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Carton Stapper tosses a bale of hay up for storage. Stapper is among those who enter the fair year after year, in part to get a professional analysis on the quality of their hay. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Saddle Bronc riders and the other six Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events conclude tonight, with funny man Leon Coffee (right) providing the laughs one more time. Sunday afternoon is strictly Building; with 50 riders going for the prize money. As New Braunfels native Edwin Besch salutes the flag, those riding by take the time to thank the veteran for his service to his country. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald -Zeitung Bush: U.S. in ‘hot pursuit’ of terrorists By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — The United States is in “hot pursuit” of terrorists behind the Sept. ll attacks, President Bush declared Friday as officials said Pentagon special forces had been operating inside Afghanistan. Democratic calls for expanded jobless benefits gained ground amid fresh signs of a sputtering economy. White House officials said Bush had decided to support an economic stimulus package with possible tax cuts for people and businesses. These officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the president also had decided to back an extension of unemployment benefits for laid-off workers, though far less than the 52 additional weeks that congressional Democrats want. The military and economic developments unfolded as New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said it could take as long as a year to clean up the site of the World Trade Center. Seventeen days after the deadliest terrorist attacks ever on American soil, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said Reagan National Airport would “definitely reopen.” The airport, just across the Potomac River in Arlington, Va., sits in the shadow of the Pentagon; the White House and Capitol are seconds away by air, and authorities have kept it shut because of security concerns. Bush, in remarks to reporters, said, “Make no mistake about it, we’re in hot pursuit of terrorists.” He did little to flesh out his remark, but added that he understood it was “very hard to fight a guerrilla war with conventional forces.” At another point, he added, There may or may not be a conventional component” to the war on terrorism. The Pentagon has begun a redeployment of ships, planes and personnel around the globe to prepare for a military strike, but officials have said little to suggest any type of attack is imminent. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the work of U.S. and British forces inside Afghanistan was a prelude to potential military action. The troops have been sent in the past few days, the official said, as the United States charts a course to find prime suspect Osama bin Laden and the network of terrorist camps he is believed to run. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush wants to work with Democrats on the issue of help for laid-off workers. “He’s going to discuss a variety of ideas that many people, including many leading Democrats, See PURSUIT/3A BUSH Inside Abby..................................................SA Classifieds.....................................6-8B Comics..............................................5B Crossword.........................................5A Forum................................................6A Local/Metro.......................................4A Movies...............................................5A Obituaries.........................................3A Sports............................................1-4B Today.................................................2A www.herald-zeitung.com Key Code 76 ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: September 29, 2001

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