New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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■ To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
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Your $5 investment will earn $3 for the soccer association and help a soccer player earn incentive prizes.
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association attracts over 1,100 local youth. For more information call 606-0729.
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"Old" Ranger roundballers! The annual Smithson Valley alumni basketball game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20 at about 9 p.m.
This event pits odd-year graduates against even-year or early graduates against recent gradu-
The freshman, junior varsity and the varsity Rangers will be playing their first district games of the season that night against the Hays Rebels at 4,6 and 7:30 p.m. respectively. The alums will tip off after the varsity
Brush off those old shoes, get out the knee braces and come fun. For ques-matfbn caHs: '3, Ext. 24. See you there!
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, The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association will be sponsoring several tournaments and other events in the upcoming weeks.
At 6:30 p.m.on Dec. 18 a seminar by Jimmy Walker will ba at the Senior Citizen s Center. There is no cost.
To register for any event, please call Jodi McDonald at $25-4831 at least five days prior to the event.
Borne cf the events will be limited in number of participates, so members should call early to assure registration.
San Antonio at Houston (7:30 p.m. on KSAT) New York at Detroit (7 p.m. on TBS)
Las Vegas Bowl - Nevada vs Ball St. (8 p.m. on ESPN)Sports Day
Much ado about shoes this Christmas
By DAVID WINDER
The “Tickle-Me Elmo” doll might be the hottest selling item this Christmas but if you look hard enough you can find one to buy.
But if you’re looking for a pair of the latest edition of the Nike Air Jordan’s for that certain someone on your Christmas list, then you might want to see if they would like a “Tickle-Me Elmo" doll.
The shoes, which retail for $135. won’t he released to the public again until late January.
Some shoe stores in the area still have children’s sizes in stock but the men’s shoes never made it to December.
“We got the Jordan's in the day after Thanksgiving.’’ said Geno Gonzales, the assistant manager of Foot Locker at Rolling Oaks Mall. “We were sold out of them in two hours.”
Nike's Sheryl Swoopes' and Anfer-nee Hardaway models are now the most popular shoes still available on the market.
Both styles are going like hot cakes. Fila’s Grant Hill shoe, the subject of a huge nationwide ad campaign, is not selling and already has been put on sale by many shoe outlets.
Jeff Cannon, the assistant manger at Oshman’s at Rolling Oaks Mall, said shoppers at his store have been buying treadmills, wind suits and rollerblades.
"They usually sell pretty steady,’’ Cannon said. “But around Christmas they always start doing better. The ab exercisers also have been doing real well.”
Marie Wiley, the owner of Vivroux Toys and Sporting Goods in New Braunfels, said her store has been selling roller blades. Starter jackets and anything with the No Fear logo on it.
Mike White of Jam Sports at Rolling Oaks said football jerseys were a popular gift this Christmas.
“Everybody's already got the (San Antonio) Spur and (Dallas) Cowboy jerseys,” White said. “This year the (Brett) Favre and (Rod) Woodson jerseys arc popular. Everybody wants the stuff that nobody’s got. If they get a Cowboy jersey then they want some-
HerakJ-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
The new Michael Jordan cologne retails for $23 at area stores.
one like Darryl Johnston or Jay Novacek.”
White said the most popular items in his store were mini-helmets and team Christmas ornaments.
“We used to just have pro teams,” White said. “But now we’re trying to get all the college teams we can
‘Everybody’s already got the (San Antonio) Spur and-(Dallas) Cowboy Jerseys. This year the (Brett) Favre and (Rod) Woodson Jerseys are popular. Everybody wants tho stuff that nobody’s got.’
— Mike White Jam Sports
But if that certain person on your list just has to have something with Michael Jordan’s likeness then you might want to try Jordan’s new unisex cologne.
Most stores said the fragrance, which retails for $23, is selling at a steady pace.
Hey. its cheaper than a "Tickle-Me Elmo" doll.
Christmas Sports Gifts
Nike Air Jordan’s — Sold Out Nike Hardaway’s — $140 Nike Swoopes’ — $125 Ab Exercisers — $50 - $100 Rollerblades — $40 - HOO Wind Suits — $30 - $70 Team Jerseys— $30 -$60 Jordan Cologne — $23
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Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Of all the shoes available this Christmas the Air Jordan’s are the most popular. But since the Jordan’s are now sold out the Penny Hardaway (bottom) is No. 1.
Fox, Time Warner reach accord for Super Sunday in all cities
By FARRELL KRAMER
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AIV—lune Warner and Rupert Munkxrhls Fox television have set aside their smoldering feud and agreed to let 1.5 million anxious cable subscribers see the Super Bow l next month The deal, announced today by both companies, ends a dispute that threatened to pull Fox stations in Austin, Texas; Tampa, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; and Detroit oft tlx* air at Super Bowl time. Exactly which company made what concessions remains unclear.
"Time Warner ( able is pleased that Fox has dropped its threat to force several of our cable systems to remove Fox network programs from their channel line-ups on January I,” Time Warner said in statement.
Jim Platt, a spokesman for Fox parent News C orp., said: There is an agreement and we will have a statement shortly” Fox has denied it threatened to remove the stations, saying instead that it was Time Warner that dangled the possibility of pulling tlx* broadcasts
feuding between the two entertainment powerhouses lias been going on for some time, ibting to Time Warner lix.'s decision not to carry tlx* fledgling fox News ( han-nel on its cable systems. It is airing MSNBC instead.
Fox sued Time Warner, arguing it broke an agreement to carry the channel. Time Warner denies that Time Warner vice
‘Time Warner Cable is pleased that -Foir has dropped its threat to force several of our cable systems to remove Fox network programs from their channel lineups on January I.’
chairman Ted Turner returned fire verbally, comparing Murdoch to Adolf Hitler and calling him a disgrace to journal-ism ”
Caught iii tlx* middle were lixvthall tans in the live cities hit with the possibility of having to pull out the old rabbit ears" antennae, subscribe to a satellite TV service or go elsewhere to watch the ganx*.
Fox brought ii xxv public attention to the dispute Monday and tuesday, running newspaper ads saying that Time Warner was forcing it to pull the local stations oil I inx* Warner cable systems on Jan. I because tlx* cable operator wouldn't rcix*-gotiate contracts to carn the stations.
for its part. Jinx* Warner said it was fox that was threatening to cut oft the signals, a retaliation for Time Warners decision ik4 to carry tlx* fox New s t 'flan
Time Warner, the nation’s second-largest cable company had filed a lawsuit in Florida lo force Fox to honor contracts allow ing it lo air the stations through I999. ()ne of the contracts, Time Warner spokesman Michael Luftman said Tuesday. states the company will have access rights to network-owned stations at least though IWV.
rime Wilmer says drat contract applies to the five local stations in question because fox has agreed to buy them from New World Communication Group. The deal is expected to close early next yeiir.
In its statement today, Time Warner discussed the lawsuit:
We are confident the court w ill agree with us that our existing fox contracts give Time Warner Cable the right to continue carrying fox signals from the stations they are purchasing from New World,’’ tlx* company said.
It remains to be seen whether this first step will lead to a solution of our fundamental differences with fox over our retransmission consent agreements,’’ it continued.
fox. however, has disputed Tinx* Warners take on tlx* situation fox says it should he sonx*how compensated for allowing Time Warner to air the station’s signals.
Barkey expected to play tonight against Spurs
Houston Rockets superstar forward Charles Barkley, who has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, is expected back tonight against the Spurs.
Barkley did not. play ip; j V(;JC Tuesday's 93-92 loss in Vancouver and was also absent during Sunday’s 99-89 victory at Portland due to the sprained right ankle.
Barkley was examined Monday by team doctors, who described the injury as a slight sprain.
The Rockets, who just completed a three-game road trip on Tuesday, are tied for the NBAs best record at 21-3.
The 33-year-old Barkley said last week that he had experienced Some back pain. an injury that has
sons. He.is averaging 20.6 pointy and is third in the NBA with 15.2 rebounds per game Barkley, one of just four players with 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 3,500 assists in his career, was acquired from the Phoenix Suns on August 19th.
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