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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003 SPORTS COUPON New Sound Hearing Aid Centers offers December specials on three different types of hearing aids. Page 3A New Braunfels Lady Unicorns host Canyon Cougarettes in district opener. Raga SA UMI SPM FRONTand Center Area residents showed their Christmas spirit this weekend, as a number of events marked the holidays. Santa met with youngsters for breakfast and dinner and gave tours of his village. Songs could be heard in churches and underground caverns. Historic tours, plays, nativities and a 5K run rounded out the weekend. From Staff Reports A 40-year old female was arrested at Canyon Lake in connection with an outstanding warrant from Cooke County for the capital murder of a child under age 6. Detective Tommy Ward of the Comal County Sheriffs Office said Kim Stevens Whitaker was arrested and taken into custody about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 700 block ofValsa Street in Canyon Lake. “Cpl. Donna O’Conner made the arrest,” Ward said. “We had been looking for this person for several days on a warrant from Cooke County." Ward said Whitaker would remain in custody at the Comal County Jail until she is transferred back to Cooke County. “The arrest was made without resistance,” Ward said. •' Tr:    DAVID MGRAM/Her&d-Zeitung (Above) Nicole Gogin. 2. gets encouragement from her mom. Barb, as she places a "gummi' Christmas wreath on the door of her gingerbread house at the Great Gingerbread Event. (Below) The First Protestant Sanctuary Choir and members of the Texas State Chorale perform Vivaldi:s 'Gloria!' at the church Saturday. By Dylan Jiminez Staff Writer Technology in local classrooms is close to getting a 1,000-megabyte makeover. New Braunfels Independent School District has looked to upgrade its current intercainpus network for years. Instructional Technology Director Jennifer Faulkner said the district is close to finalizing a plan that would increase the district’s bandwidth enough to facilitate the next 25 years of technology. The district decided in 1999 to invest in fiber-optic lines to connect the district’s campuses to its phone and Internet provider. To make the switch, the district has to install the lines. The district has worked with New See TICHNOLOOY. Page 3A DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Eliot Coble, 3. decides to test the 'mortar'’ holding his gingerbread house together while attending the Great Gingerbread Event Saturday at McKenna Children's Museum. (Below left) Angels Ben (Zach McCrimmon), left, and Ralpha (Christina Talcott) discuss the future of the Wilson family during a scene from ‘Christmas on the Brink' performed by the First Protestant Church Youth Sunday night at the group's dinner theater fund-raiser. REBECCA S. ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung Sheenae, Norma and Romina Hernadez donate toys for the Toys For Tots drive to Master Sgt. John Medrano at Jahn Street Depot. REBECCA S. ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung Soldier phones home with news of Saddam’s capture He is presently stationed at Camp Slayer in Baghdad with the 450th Chemical Battalion. “He arrived in Baghdad in May,” she said. “His battalion has been searching for weapons of mass destruction, but so far they’ve only found nonlethal chemicals.” The Associated Press reported Monday Saddam Hussein has denied to his interrogators that his See CAPTOR* Page 3A phone to call home about the news." Later that day, Gladys Stearns of New Braunfels spoke with her daughter-in-law. “Lisa called me Sunday afternoon," she said. “She was happy about the news.” Stearns said her son Jim is an Army reservist and was called to active duty Feb. IO, when he reported to Fort Hood in Killeen. Slayer near Baghdad, made the call at 5 a.m. Sunday to his wife in Houston. “He called me before the news was on television,” Usa Stearns said. “The first thing I asked him was if Saddam was dead or alive,” she said. “He said alive, then he said the morale was very high among the troops and that all the soldiers were waiting to get on the By Scott Mahon Staff Writer News of the capture of Saddam Hussein Saturday rippled around the world early Sunday morning, as U.S. soldiers quickly called home to share the news with their families. “We got him!” U. Col. Jim Steams told his wife early Sunday morning. Steams,who is stationed at Camp See how the Unicorns fired against SA Edison Tuesday night. Our continued worh depends on m , QI support    ' ...... Caf Us Af I (830) 625-750# Insurance Agency f ;