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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HlMALDZKITUNc November 2001 Briefs Patriotism abounds at NYC Parade NEW YORK AP A giant Stntuo of Liberty rolled down Brondwny on a focal point of a Thanksgiving Day parade awash with heroes and hero Thursdays 75th annual Macys parade kicked off in relatively warm weather 41 degrees with little not freezing like last Security was as it has been throughout the city since the 11 terrorist The load float was called Tribute to America and featured the giant Liberty surrounded by midshipmen from the Merchant Marine Academy of New York wav ing 50 state flags and 50 American Broadway star Betty Buckley sang America the The crowd chanted Rudy Rudy Rudy as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani boarded a float with Police Commissioner Bernard Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Office of Emergency Management director Richard Sheirer and Yankees Manager Joe Declining reward yields greater gift MINNEAPOLIS AP Kathleen Healy didnt want a cash reward when she returned a wad of money she found in a department but she agreed to take a box of The gift turned out to be worth at least and maybe Earlier this Healy found a clip holding a large amount of money while try ing on jeans at a Marshall Fields store in She said she didnt check how much cash was in the When I went to pay for my I gave the money to the sales Healy She screamed and a customers been looking all over for When Healy refused a cash the sales clerk insisted that she take a box of Frango Marshall Fields signature When she opened the she found a ticket saying shed won at least in a If she is selected from the five con test winners in a February her prize will jump to Coin toss could decide election AP flip of the coin might decide the race for a town council seat in this community northeast of The final vote count from the 6 complet ed showed council members Cindy Broughton and Rob Criswell with 496 votes An automatic recount is scheduled for If the recount also ends in a the winner will be decided by a flip of the election officials FDA approves first sepsis drug WASHINGTON AP Doctors are about to get an eagerly awaited break through treatment that could save thousands from deadly bloodstream infec tions the first drug ever found to directly attack The Food and Drug Administration approved Xigris1 sale and manufacturer Eli Lilly pledged to ship the medicine within The FDA cautioned that Xigris is to be used only for the sepsis patients deemed least likely to The drug can cut the chances of death 13 Fowl play JESSIE Hoppie Leora Toni Hernandez and Mike and Annette Schwab from left are surrounded by turkeys smoked in their new Cadillac of smokers as they prepare the birds for Thanksgiving Library collects veterans stories WASHINGTON AP The Library of Congress wants to collect the stories and recollections of World War I most of whom are past 100 years before it is too The Department of Veter ans Affairs estimates that to WWI veterans survive the war that ended with the armistice of The vets have stories to Just before Veterans Gus stood up from his wheelchair at a ceremony in Indianapolis and finally received the Pur ple Heart he earned when shrapnel slashed his legs on a battlefield in Fear ing he would be sent home if he asked for a treated his wounds Russell of served in the Navy in World War I and went to Europe with the Armys Yankee Division in World War To stay in he walks two laps around a shopping mall every The library plans to collect oral histories beginning A team from the librarys new Veterans History Pro ject will take calls on a toll free 888 There is no more fitting way to show our gratitude to our nation than to preserve the memories of those who have served us in the project Ellen Years big pecan crop cutting pricers for growers A large Southern pecan crop has meant lower prices for but dont expect any bargains at the grocery Experts say the lower prices are unlikely to be passed on to consumers who blend them into holi day Agriculture officials pre dict a iTop of 355 mil lion nearly 150 million pounds more than this past when many growers were hurt by Overall the quality looks said Larry vice president of Sunnyland Farms which has acres of pecans near Albany in southwestern But we have a few too many in the Pecan orchards benefited from timely but growers had to invest more to control insects and dis White House closed for holiday tours BY SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Tiny replicas of presidential fami ly homes are on display throughout the White part of Laura Bushs home for the holidays But this year few people will see the holiday decor a casualty of tight ened security that followed the terrorist The traditional holiday tours will not take place this and the daily tours that once drew some people a day remain sus pended White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Tuesday that the Secret Service recom mended halting public and President Bush 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