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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, New Bern, North Carolina Journal new Bern North Carolina sunday december 5,19 Holiday celebrations i Nom in Tju Bob Murphy Sun journal brownies from troop 878 enjoy the mild weather As they participate in the new Bern Christmas Parade saturday. New Bern parades sea City shows its Christmas spirit grandly by Carey d. Johnson Sun journal staff the streets and Rivers of new Bern were full of the Christmas spirit saturday. About too entries including marching bands from new Bern West Craven and Havelock High schools Pepsi cola of new Bern and several Sudan Temple mini cars strode along Broad Street toward downtown new Bern As part of the 1999 new Bern Christmas Parade. It was sight to behold for new Jersey transplant Ellen Roberts. A this is the first one that in be been to and it was Beautiful a said Roberts who moved to the tri county area with her husband to retire. A a in be never seen such a Beautiful one in any other District attorney w. David Mcfadyen or. Served As grand Marshall of the Parade and was quickly followed Down the Street by area Law enforcement officers and state and Craven county dignitaries. Cub scout packs and girl scout troops were also whisked Down the Street hanging from the backs of trucks trailers and fire engines. Many in the Parade procession wished a a merry Christmas a Sung Holiday songs and passed out Candy As Little kids and not so Little kids made beeline for the treats. But it was tap dancers from Wanda Kay a school of dance and gymnastics who thrilled the crowd during a Street performance prior to the procession that got the Parade started. A a it a a very Nice Parade a said Delores Lindsey who cheered each float As it passed. A i Hope that they have Many Valentine who stood beside Lindsey for much of the Parade said the school bands made the Parade memorable. A the band played really Well and they were really stepping a Valentine said. A i really liked them. It was real another thing Parade organizers hoped was Nice this year was traffic flow in and out of downtown new Bern. Last year the Christmas Parade and flotilla invaded the downtown area. The Parade route blocked off roads eliminated parking spaces for shoppers and even prevented Many Holiday shoppers from accessing their favorite downtown shops. This years route was changed to alleviate the problem but an employee at new Bern Antiques and collectibles said last year Wasny to so bad either. A it did no to affect us in the past a said Stewart Shanks the stores head cashier. A the Only thing is that we had people complain that they get close enough to the shop so they had to walk to the business. But it Wasny to a problem for and with the new route. Shanks said people filtered in at will. A a we be had people come in before the Parade then go to the Parade and when it was Over they came Back again a he said. And after the Christmas Parade was Over Parade goers made their Way to the Sheraton grand new Bern Union Point Park or any place along the waterfront where they could get a glimpse of the 15th annual coastal Christmas flotilla. A i enjoy seeing the Bright lights and the creativity of the boat captains a said Susan Peel who watched the procession at Union Point Park with her husband David. A a it a just fun for the Community. Its Bob Murphy Sun journal a toy train Complete with moving wheels and puffing smokestack was an entrant in the 15th annual coastal Christmas flotilla. A neat Way to begin the the lower Neuse initiative sponsored the flotilla and More than 20 boats cruised in from along the Trent and Neuse Rivers All lit up and decorated in Holiday fashion As hundreds watched. Angie Trump who watched the spectacle with her husband Bob said the simple detail of one boat summed it up for her. A the one with the Cross on it says it All a Angie Trump said. A that a what we re Here a Trent Woods will hold its first Ever Christmas Parade today at 2 . Carey Johnson can be reached at 638-8101 ext. 269 or at . Shackleford Banks horses put up for adoption by Penny round Sun journal staff markers Island a its Roundup time on the Shackleford Banks. The number of wild horses who roam the islands must by Law be kept Between 100-110, so a excess animals will be culled from the Herd and put up tor adoption. In addition the remaining mares will receive birth control injections which last a year. A this is the first time we re doing anything like this a said Cape Lookout National seashore superintendent Karren Brown. A we think there Are 130 horses or so out there. Well remove 15-20 to get the Herd Down to the Legal thinning the Herd is a a pretty Complex process a Brown said. A we can to just go in and take the first 20 animals we come on because we done to want to eliminate an entire line see h0rses/a2 the associated press Tony Softie peddles to shirts on the Street in downtown Seattle on saturday. Softie said he was one of thousands that took to the streets this past week to protest the world Trade organization meetings. A Economy protesters claim Victory in Seattle the associated press Seattle a As world Trade organization protesters swarmed the streets of Seattle last week a Spray painted message blossomed on the Wall of a downtown building a a we re winning a done to prophetic demonstrators said so. By Friday night with the a to a meeting in total collapse jubilant protesters took credit for stopping what they see As a tool of unbridled corporate Power. By saturday morning however to delegates could find Solace in another sign As they pushed to catch hights Home. The Graffiti on that downtown building was gone hidden by a coat of Whitewash and the Only message remaining was a card Reading a fresh who won the a Battle in Seattle a As the a to a ministerial meeting so unfortunately came to be known everyone involved a to leaders protest organizers City officials a claimed at least partial Victory. The meeting went on despite the disturbances but delegates a com see wt0/a2 a space exploration Mars Lander silent but not taken As lost the associated press Pasadena Calif. A anxiously waiting for a second Day Nasa scientists hoped saturday for a signal from the still silent Mars Polar Lander a Craft some say May have been in trouble even before it left the launch pad 11 months ago. Weeks before the $165 million Craft began its descent towards the red planet questions were being raised about the Mission and whether it might be doomed by tight budgets and under staffing. Attempts to detect signals from the spacecraft were to continue with a transmission window opening saturday night. It has not been heard from since Friday when it began its fiery descent toward Mars. Mission controllers say they have not exhausted All the simple explanations for the Lack of a signal like a misprinted Antenna or a computer reset. The spacecraft was in Good a shape and on course just before communications ended As expected before the descent. A a we re remaining upbeat a said Richard Cook the spacecrafts project operations manager at nasal a see Mars/a4www.n0wbernsunjournal.com Quot Quot it w weather partly Cloudy with Light wind High 70-75 Complete details a4 a i Freedom communications inc. Newspaper december your paper May be late this morning because of mechanical problems. 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