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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Cowboy great Harvey Martin dies See A NEW BRAUN VEDNKSDAY jmber 2001 Id pages in 2 sections in scene HERALDZKITUNG 37 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Holiday workers share good spirits CHRIS Stacy Moreno mans the phone and register Tuesday at Walgreens while people wait in BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer For most Christmas is a day spent at home with But it was not that way for every In New Braunfels on public safety and emergency medical agencies operated as While most businesses were Walgreens drug store at Walnut and Business 35 was open even though a holiday power outage shut down the neighborhood around it and was doing a considerable amount of Comal County dispatchers Millie Smithson and Heather Cochran worked full shifts in the countys communications in the sher iffs office on West San Antonio This Smithson had both Memorial Day and Labor Day off because of the way her days off but she worked on I got lucky this said who has worked for the sheriffs office for about four It doesnt matter either I dont mind working Fellow worked from 6 to 4 It just depends on how the days off Cochran Working holidays did not bother Cochran She and her opened gifts after she got off work Its part of the You cant close down law she New Braunfels police officers Jeffrey Childs and Fred They directed traffic at Walnut Avenue and Business 35 Tuesday morning while a Texas Department of Transportation crew See Carols and camouflage troops celebrate Christmas far from home BY LOURDES NAVARRO Associated Press Writer Afghanistan AP From MazareSharif in the north to Kandahar in the south and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian American forces celebrated Christmas with touch football and turkey dinners and missed their faraway loved Tuesday was a working hol iday for Tommy commander in chief of the Central who visited two aircraft He said the United States was on course to root out this terrorism problem around the Overt and covert mili tary operations are going on in a great many places that are designed to do away with these pockets of Franks told The Associated without giving Despite the intensive bom bardment of Taliban and al Qaida targets since forces have not given up the hunt for Osama bin even if he is buried under rubble in one of the Tora Bora mountain Franks adding will go through each of these areas until we satisfy our selves that he is there and Well find out about Afghanistans new govern ment also was busy as Cabinet ministers assessed the poor conditions they This is one of the biggest jobs of this new The scale of the job is fright Rassool educa tion minister in the 3dayold interim said while visiting his dilapidated RICK photo Josh of opens a care package while sitting in a field on the front line perimeter around Kandahar International Airport on Chiristmas The much anticipated Christmas mail call brought letters and photos from home as well as food and other welcome Johnson is with the 26th Marine Expeditionary We are beginning from from less than American forces did their best to get in the Holiday mood so far from We brought the spirit of Christmas into the Air Force Tech Junius of said at Bagram air north of the In a chilly soldiers fashioned a tree from cardboard and cam ouflage trimming it with flares and empty con tainers from military On this they got a break from their MREs Meals Ready to Eat with a turkeyandmashedpotatoes dinner with all the trim even pumpkin and pecan About 100 troops stationed at the including a handful of British Royal sang carols that included traditional favorites like Silent Night but also a few composed especially for the On the first day of my sergeant gave to me a ride in a busted the men they planned to go caroling in nearby Bagram Locals gave the troops a Christinas written in the local language Dari except for Merry Christmas in Franks told sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that their mission was about pro tecting the Your countiy loves I love Franks This is about you and this is about protecting your grandbabies and my At the military camp at an abandoned school in the northern city of Mazare soldiers also got a break from their rations with a hot meal of ham and turkey flown in for the holiday and cooked in the school Following military Christmas the officers served the some soldiers took off their jackets on an unsea sonably warm day and played a game of touch football on a muddy school field with some local Afghan At Kandahar Air Base in southern Santa Glaus distributed Christmas cards and gifts from home to the India gear up for war NEW India AP India and Pak istan moved troops and reported ly missiles to their and the leaders of both nuclear rivals said Tuesday they were looking for peace but ready for The troop and military hardware move ments were the latest sign of soaring ten sions since a 13 suicide attack on Par liament that India blames on Pakistanbased India says Pakistans spy agency sponsored the attack with the help of two groups the Lashkave Tayyaba and JaisheMohammed which are battling to end Indian rule in India moved air force jets closer to the bor der and said that artillery fire had destroyed a dozen Pakistani bunkers in the disputed Kashmir We do not want but war is being thrust on us and we will have to face Prime Min ister Atal Bihari Vajpayee That sentiment was echoed by Pakistans military President Pervez who assured his country that the armed forces are fully prepared and capa ble of defeating all Musharraf did that relations could improve if India sheds its superiority complex and deals with Pakistan on an equal Musharraf also used a speech mark ing the 125th birthday of the nations founder to criticize Muslim extremists for tarnishing Islams image by promoting Yule proposal CHRIS Adam Sanchez kisses Cherie Bolles after asking her to marry him Tuesday on the Main Plaza gazebo in downtown New Braunfels as members of both fami lies watch in the She said Daughters of the American Revolution mem bers stand next to the Kings Highway marker on Farmto Market Road 482 in the Solms Photo submitted BAR keeping trail alive BY JENNIFER MCMICHAEL Staff Writer A local member of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently helped fit together a piece of Texas The Kings also known as the El Camino was a winding trail through Texas traveled by set The route runs from the Louisiana border down to Eagle In 1918 the Daughters of the American Revolution DAR noticed the trail was beginning to disappear under new roads and public relations chair Vesta Lee As much as they sot cer tain markers about every five miles across the state of Texas from where it enters Monterrey to up near the border of right across Lee When the project was those markers totaled About 80 years today the See INSIDE Key Code 76   

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