New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 25, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Organization key to staying sane during the C LEISURE Th inside Sports NEW BRAUNFELS Marion ends season In 3A area SUNDAY November 2001 48 pages in 5 sections pages seccu HERALDZEITUNG M 151 11 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Thousands of defenders some defect to alliance BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press Writer Afghanistan trickle of surrendering Taliban became a flood and those laying down arms were greeted like brothers by northern alliance fighters besieging It was unclear whether a hard core of foreigners loyal to Osama bin Laden would opt to fight to the By nightfall alliance offi cials said more than Taliban and foreign fighters mostly Chechens and Pakistanis had sur rendered under a deal negotiated with the Islamic militias senior com Some Taliban fighters crossed the front and promptly joined the thousands of other fight ers were believed still in the including members of bin Ladens alQaida terrorist When the siege began alliance com manders estimated about Tal iban and foreigners were defending the city the last Tal iban stronghold in the Alliance commanders had expect ed the surrender of Kunduz to take place this weekend and as the day more and more Taliban fighters appeared along front line positions to give themselves At least eight bombs explod ed on Pakistani territory during a raid on Taliban positions along the mountainous officials Scooter Store implores city for tax break BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council is set to consider Monday the policy and action needed to give The Scooter Comal Countys 10th largest a tax abate ment after its new Loop 337 location opens early next The Scooter Stores owner and CEO Doug Harrison will pitch the idea near the end of councils regular Harrison founded The Scooter Store in New Braun fels in 1990 and opened offices in 25 But reaching a tax agree ment with the city might be a bumpy ride for the national manufacturer and distribu tor of mobility Stoney New Braunfels For the citys tax abatement policy expired in A lot has to happen for them Scooter Store to even Whats Up WHAT New Braunfels City Council meeting WHEN Monday WHERE Municipal 424 Castell qualify for a tax abate Williams Requests for tax are usually made prior to The Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce will submit a tax abate ment proposal to council in Michael chamber The state requires each city to update its incentive policy every two Tax abatements are offered as an incentive to lure In exchange for creating generating sales tax dollars and See Crafty Christmas JESSIE Shoppers browse through aisles of traditional folk and contemporary art Saturday at the Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts at the New Braunfels Civic The show ends Bells will be ringing JESSIE Children especially love to give their contributions to the Salvation Army on their way in to said Rebecca a volunteer bell ringer at Salvation Army launches annual fundraising drive BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Every season has its own sights and During the weeks leading up to lights and harried holiday shoppers can be seen almost But Bing Crosby doesnt pro vide the only sound of That haunting bell ringing heard wafting across the asphalt at department store parking lots is the trademark of the Salvation Armys annual kettle fundrais ing Salvation Army bell ringers stood station in twohour shifts at Kmart and Target in the traditional kettle collection drive that runs from now until Don Hildebrand organizes the bell and he took the first shift on Friday in front of the main entrance at This is the fifth year Ive rung the Hildebrand About 20 organizations in New Braunfels and Comal County notably churches take respon sibility for one or more days and solicit volunteer bell ringers from their Peter chair of the Salvation Armys advisory and Bill Mixon lay the ground work for the Mixon See Former NB mayor campaigns for county seat FROM STAFF REPORTS Former New Braunfels Mayor Jan Kennady has announced her candidacy for 4 County Com a lifelong is running for the seat Commis sioner Moe Schwab will vacate when he retires next She is one of several including former New Braunfels City Coun cilmember Mary who has picked up filing paperwork for the 2002 Filing begins on The Republican primary will be conducted on March who served on the city council from 1993 to 1996 and was elected to n threeyear term ns mayor in is now com pleting four years service Pres ident of the Texas Federation of Republican which has members in 186 clubs across She was copresident of the Comal County Bush for President was a delegate to the See KENNADY Seguin native takes part in Olympics BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer When Sylvia Lozano Knoblauch carries the torch 11 that will be used to ignite the flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake it will be because of the way the 47 yearold Seguin native has carried herself throughout the At least that is the con sensus of the Olympic Torch Relay selection com mittee members and the Michigan friend who nomi nated Knoblauch is one of 150 Texans participating in the 46state relay picked not for their athleticism but for their commitment to ser vice and proven ability to overcome She is scheduled to trans port the flame for about two city blocks in San This is such a big honor for Knoblauch I actually feel like Im part of Olympic Ive never known anyone who partici pated in the Olympics A breast cancer Knoblauch spends six months each year in where she was one of the first women to enter the General Motors skilled trade division in Her community service includes Habitat for Humanity construction in Texas and helping lead See INSIDE Abby 2C Classifieds Comics 6B Lifestyle Forum 6A 4A Movies 2C Records 7A Sports Today 2A Stocks 8A Key Code Woman presumed drowned after kayak flips FROM STAFF REPORTS CANYON LAKE A San Antonio woman was missing and presumed drowned in the Guadnlupe River Comal County Sheriffs Jimmy Limmer said the 30 yearold woman and her hus band were kayaking near Ingrain Ranch just uprivor of the third crossing at when the accident Limmer said the couple were about 30 yards apart when the woman got cross ways in the current and her kayak Limmer said the Army Corps of Engineers would reduce the river flow today from its current level of cubic feet per second to facilitate the Limmer the victims husband was still looking for her after firefighters and deputies broke off the search for the ;

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