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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page December 2003 BACKPACK NEW BRAUNFELS ISP Secondary 612 ESL holiday dinner Time to 8 Location NBMS cafeteria t COMAL ISP Principals inservice Time i Canyon High School Bands holiday concert Time 7 Location cafeteria Smithson Valley High School Choir holiday concert Time Location Paul Lutheran Church NEW BRAUNFELS ISP Seele Elementary Fifth grade winter musical Time 6 Memorial Elementary Holiday caroling in the cafeteria Time 6 Board of Trustees Regular business meeting Time Location The Education Center COMAL ISP Smithson Valley Middle School Choir holiday concert Time 6 Location Cafeteria Bill Brown Elementary Kindergarten holiday concert Time Bulverde Elementary Third grade holiday concert Time Canyon Middle School Bands holiday Location CMS Cothmoiis DIGEST TKe Unlearn soeeeMeam plotless at V From wire reports TEXAS DALLAS WOMAN SENTENCED FOR ADOPTION SCAM An adop tion agency receptionist who persuaded couples to give her thousands of dollars with false promises that she could help them adopt a baby has been sen tenced to 10 years in Carmen was sen tenced Friday for felony convic tions of sale of a child and theft of more than a receptionist at the Children and Family Institute in convinced childless cou ples she was qualified to help them secure even though her job was limited to answering She even persuaded ayoung pregnant woman to give her baby and then showed off the v baby at meetings with couples wanting to adopt the FORT WORTH BELL HELICOPTER FACES FEDERAL INVESTIGATION A civil whistleblower lawsuit has prompted a federal investigation of Bell Helicopter and its work on the V22 Osprey military air craft Agents for the Defense Crimi nal Investigative an arm of the Inspector Generals and the Justice Department have informed Bell officials of the investigation and issued a sub poena seeking company docu according to filings made by the government in the civil The filed a year ago by a former Bell accuses the company of failing to remove faulty hydraulic parts that had beeninstalled onV says Bell delivered hi j with ardous billed the government for work that wasnt performed and improperly approved aircraft for Bell officials deny the saying they come from a disgrun tled former NATION WASHINGTON BUSH SIGNS INTO LAW SYRIA SANCTIONS BILL President Bush signed legislation Friday calling for economic penalties against Syria for not doing enough in the fight against ter rorism in the Middle in Bush signed the bill into law with no fanfare before leaving the White House for the Camp David Bush is generally not enthusi astic about such restraints on his diplomatic options in a signaled that was the case with this bill as Syria long has been on the Stdte Departments list of state sponsors of along with North Iran and But Syria is the only country on that list to have full diplomatic relations witrfthe United NEW YORK SCIENTISTS OF COMING WORLDWIDE FLU OUTBREAK As bad as this years flu season it hasnt brought the worldwide outbreak known as a But experts warn that a pandem ic is its just a question tf L For the American publie in par I think it will Mariy Americans havent expe rienced the ovetwhelming crush of patients at hospitals and doc tors offices and the widespread feaf a flu pandemic could And by historical Poland said its about time for the next There have been three in the past 100 igniting in 1957 and 1968 Theres no way to predict when the next one will but the pattern does give experts 1 Its all up to a virus that is vari able and constantly chang ing its genetic and the i time when it hits upon a combi nation that lets it take off world wide is a roll of the said William Schaffner of Van derbilt WORLD LONDON QUEEN LEAVES HOSPITAL AFTER SKIN SURGERY Queen Elizabeth n left a London hospital a day after she underwent successful knee gery and had benign skin lesions removed from her The 77yearold walk ing with a left the private King Edward VII Hospital around 10 A mark was visible above her left Buckingham Palace has said the arthroscopic surgery that removed torn cartilage from her left krjge took about an hour and a quarter Doctors also removed benign skin lesions from her face while she was under Buckingham Palace The palace gave little detail about the saying only that they were minor and Greg Poland of the Mayo Clini and simply deyelop NYC tourism bouncing back from trauma NEW YORK AP For the first holiday season since the 2001 teirorist tourists are pouring into New York in nearrecord pack ing hotel rooms and eating out in Things are Tim who publishes the Zagat restaurant The biggest problem is getting into things you want to get into Cristyne head of the citys tourism said this holiday season is the first since the 11 terrorist attacks in which the city has experienced true growth in Although visitors from out of town now walk the packed sidewalks under the watchful eyes of heavily armed antiter rorism Nicholas people feel good about corrjing to NewYork and they feel more secure about spending with the economy looking Theres a renewed sense of Tourism officials expect the total number of tourists this year to at least match the 35 million recorded in 2002 and possibly come close to the record million who came in By years hotel occu pancy will reach 84 close to peak preattack Nicholas Lower prices are an with a rooms average nightly cost of less than during the 2000 holiday A Zagat survey shows that when it comes to eating out at least half of diners polled said they are spending more money per mealnow than in the months before September Those who didnt get fired from Wall Street are having a very good Zagat Refinance Your Just in time for the no for FREE analysis credit report 6095600 Custom Mortgage 191 New Braunfels THE COMAL COUNTY CENTER THRIFT STORE 655 Landa 1 Have you visited The Best Little Thrift Store In Texas Look at the goodies we have for you Christmas gifts including lovely jewelry Years Eve gowns and Everyday low prices on all clothing Furniture and Household items Too much to mention We take most items for have pickup service if necessary and will be glad to prepare a tax receipt for Dealers Welcome HeraldSeitung 707 Unda New TX78130 830 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by tie New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377 707 Landa 01 Drawer New Cornal Texas 78131 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunlels HeraldZaitung in New Delivery Subscribers who have not received a news paper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Staff Doug Editor and Publisher Managing Editor Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadslupe counties Three 31 months Sij months One 1 Mail delivery outside Cornal County in Texas Three 31 months Six months One I year Mail outside Texas Six 6 months One 1 year Business 202 MM Composing Manager EskiflSj Henry Commercial Printing and Information Systems 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