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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High school football playoff scores NEW SATURDAY November 2001 14 pages in 2 sections i pnftcs in 2 scctii 10 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Shopping frenzy begins New Braunfels shoppers rise early for best bargains BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Some people will go to any length and do whatever is necessary to get a And thats how it is for Dee Miller and her daugh Lisa of New rolled out of bed at threw on some clothes and loaded her granddaughter and Jessicas Zerlinda into the Then they headed off to Kmart on a The job was to get the holiday shopping behind her family in as few fren zied hours as get breakfast and then get her Pet open at something resembling the regular When Miller pulled in at Kmart just after 4 she lives just minutes away there was one man in line for the 5 Hed been standing in the dark and in the fog since By the time the doors were the line stretched threequarters of the way across the parking and Jessica was getting a little restless and trying to force her way hi through an exit Excuse me she said to the man leaning on the He moved for but the door didnt Jessicas grandmother called her back into Just before a Kmart employee came out and handed out tickets for scooters sold by the thousands last year for on the day after Thanksgiving and digital video disc A woman standing near Miller who will remain nameless asked the employ ee for two DVD A few feet further some one I hope they have a lot of she Then the doors were unlocked and the store See JESSIE WalMart associate Kym Roberts takes the next customers order for Game Boys early Friday morning as people wait in line to purchase their fourperfamily limit of the as the doors open at 6 Friday its a hectic rush as Target shoppers race for the highdollar advertised Texans search for holiday sales BY CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer Ann Nelson did not have three new friends on her holi day shopping but after spending more than three hours in line for WalMarts layaway thats exactly what she Weve been in line so long weve all become Thats a Nelson surrounded by fellow holiday shoppers hoping to take advantage of early bird dis It was a scene repeated around where shoppers headed to the stores before the sun rose to start the Christmas shopping Tighter security was visi ble as uniformed police offi cers helped security guards patrol Security seemed far from the minds of most but others said they believed some stores were less crowded than a sign that some chose to stay Weve been out since this morning and the crowds havent been that said Cynthia Sanchez of San See Mans alternate Cowboy spreads holiday cheer Opposition lays siege to Kuncluz BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press Writer Afghanistan Northern alliance troops closed in Friday on Taliban and al Qaida fighters trapped in seizing an outlying town without a Alliance com manders said they expected the city to sur render this An American official in Washington said some of the fighters in the besieged city the Talibans last major garrison in the north may be deputies and lieutenants to Osama bin Laden and to the Talibans supreme Mullah Mohammed At the United offi cials announced a oneday delay in a con ference in Germany aimed at paving the way for a new Afghan government following the Talibans The meeting will open rather than because of delays in getting all the participants to the venue in spokesman Ahmad Fawzi As diplomats work toward northern alliance fighters were preparing Friday to finish off the Taliban in Commanders of the rigid Islamic militia have agreed to leave the northern city with out their weapons in exchange for safe pas sage according to both alliance and militia The alliance deal calls for the Taliban to turn over the Pak Chechen and other foreign who will be detained pending an investiga tion into their links to bin Ladens alQaida terrorist Following a meeting with Taliban repre sentatives in the allianceheld northern city of alliance warlord Rashid Dostum said Friday evening that the surrender is See KUNDU273A More people chip in hunt for bin Laden BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON One an Afghan farmer might report seeing Osama bin Ladens convoy pass The a Taliban prisoner could tell where to find one of alQai das seciet From Green Berets to Talibanturned informants to disaffected ethnic tribal lead there are thousands more people in Afghanistan able or willing to tell what they know now that the countrys former repres sive regime is on the You get something from those says Daniel an intelligence and defense expert at the Lexington Institute think tank in Intelligence gatherers are getting a new pool of human intelligence something forces lamented not having enough of at the outset of the Afghan They could get clues that help point the way for special operations forces hunting See JESSIE Cowboy Buffalo Chuck listens to the Christmas wish lists of 2yearold Audrey and 8 yearold Abigail Comeaux Friday in BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Buffalo Chuck has one of those holiday jobs that requires a cer tain kind of It helps to be both chronologi cally and circumferentially and your own long white hair and a thick old beard are pretty You must be willing to wear a redandwhite winter cos tume in nearly 80degreo weath er to make that list wearing cowhide gloves and to check it twice through steamedup square And you have to have your own cowboy Buffalo Chuck has all of that going for See The HeraldZeitung thanks these contributors to the Cheer Fund Alyssa and Chelsea Smith Linden Anderson Anonymous Mike Foderty Send donations to the HZ at 707 Landa INSIDE Key Code 76
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