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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HrWALDZKITUNCi November 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Briefs Lawsuit claims Enron led workers astray HOUSTON AP Two Enron workers arc the claiming it endangered their retire The filed in feder al court in Houston under the Employee Retirement Income Security asserts that Enron encouraged the employees to invest more heavily in company stock just before the stock The lawsuit was filed by utility line man Roy Rinard and co Steve Enron shares have plunged more than 90 per cent over the past several months after the departure of the companys chief execu tive and an accounting con troversy that eventually caused it to restate its earn ings since eliminating more than million of reported Steve managing partner for the law firm of Hagens Berman in said Enron touted the value of its stock and encouraged employees to put their entire portfolio into Enron Water users fight to stay nameless SAN ANTONIO AP Residents using more water than everyone else in the Coastal Bend have until 29 to appeal an attor ney general opinion that allows their names to be Corpus Christi city offi cials took the unusual step Wednesday of offering the water users a chance to pre vent their names from being turned over to the San Antonio City Manager David Garcia wrote letters to the top 10 residential water cus informing them that their identities are consid ered public information by the Texas attorney generals Corpus Christi has grap pled with a fluctuating water supply and drought restric as many South Texas communities At issue was the interpre tation of a state law intend ed to withhold personal information about water users if they wanted to keep their identities Meetings NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL city council cham New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell CITY OF GARDEN RIDGE water 7 municipal court 9357 Schoenthal Garden GUADALUPEBLANCO RIVER AUTHORITY board of 933 Court COMAL COUNTY WATER ORIENTED RECREATION DISTRICT board of Canyon Lake Action Farmto Market Road SCHERTZCIBOLOUNI VERSAL CITY INDEPEN DENT SCHOOL DISTRICT board of 7 new Dobie Junior High 395 Borgfeld COMAL COUNTY COM Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin NEWBRAUNFELS ZON ING BOARD OF ADJUST MENT city council New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell Adobe Cafe offers holiday meals differently FROM STAFF REPORTS Each year for more than a decade in a gesture of Thanksgiving for community Adobe Cafe has treat ed residents to a holiday din ner in a special event con ducted at the New Braunfels Civic This to try to offer a hot meal to more residents than theyre doing it a little Instead of a singleseating event at the civic Adobe Caf6 this year is giving out certificates through a number of county aid agen cies and inviting folks to come to their locations on Business 81 or in Were giving out certificates for free beef enchilada Richard Echevar ria This were get ting together with the worn ens some of the local churches and other charita ble Were going to provide a gift People can come pick up plates to or if its conve nient for they can come to our store in New Braun fels or in This Echevarria said Adobe Cafe expects to give out a few thousand meals instead of the few hundred the civic center can accom Certificates for the meals can also be obtained through The American Red Cross Agencies United for Child Abuse Prevention Comal County Childrens Emergency Shelter Comal County Child Wel fare Board Family Outreach of Comal Family Violence and Kids United for Advent vespers CHRIS Participants in the Advent Vespers massed choir rehearse recently for their 42nd annual which will be performed at 4 Sunday at First Baptist It is sponsored by the New Braunfels Music Study San Antonio gets creative in efforts to boost toursim Gramm aides thank charity workers SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNG Aides for Phil Gramm will visit New Braunfels Monday to thank employees and volunteers accomplishing great good here in just as others are helping out in the wake of recent tragedies in New York and Shannon Gramms South Texas region al will visit with employees and volunteers at 9 to convey Gramms appreciation for the work they are doing to make Whats Up WHAT Aides for Phil Gramm thank communi ty volunteers WHEN 9 Monday WHERE SOS 248 New Braunfels a positive impace on peoples lives every Americas outpouring in wake of the attacks of 11 has been tremendous and Gramm But we cannot forget the charities which are working hard to deal with u r g e n t needs right here in In this holiday we must GRAMM remember that the spirit of giving can never afford to take a I hope every Texas who can will look for a way to help his either directly or through the charity of his he SAN ANTONIO AP have you remem bered the Alamo lately You over there in New arent you late for dinner on the Riverwalk And all you hoops fans in the how bout them Spurs San Antonios economy relies on strangers coming from around the country to see and spend their money in the historic but since visitor numbers have fallen off Local tourism officials are trying to lessen the blow by courting Texans and those living a nottoodistant drive away residents of border ing states and We realized that we had nt paid enough attention to this said Henry manager of La Mansion del Rio hotel and head of the San Antonio Hotel and Motel The local drive provides not only a short term but also a longterm For years San Antonio has been the top destination for Texans traveling in The Riverwalk and the Alamo are 1 and 2 among the places visited in the In early November the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau started a ad campaign aimed at the regional mar And just last week the bureau persuaded the City Council to ante up an addi tional million for the A fictitious game show is used to tout the citys attrib utes in radio spots airing in the DallasFort Worth and Austin Soon to follow will be a TV ad a stylized video mon tage featuring golf and Mexican themes and a series of glossy print ads that beckon tourists to San Antonio for the Along with the regional the brainstorming yield ed some less orthodox but cheaptoimplement One dubbed Share the Story encourages San Anto nio residents to talk up the town to friends and relatives living and then get them to book hotel rooms rather than sleep in the spare room or on the The visitor bureau is also to hold a future convention And residents who pro vide a name and address for tourist brochure mailings qualify for weekly drawings for hotel highend dinners and The idea of incentives is not but were having some fun with it Steve executive director of the visitors The tourism industry is San Antonios second largest after the medical Consumers expected to trim holiday spending DALLAS AP The trunk of Diana Flores car could be a roadmap to this years holiday shopping sea Flores is a dedicated shop per who has been on the lookout for holiday gifts since But she doesnt throw her money I never pay full price for You have to be thats why Im out every the Dallas woman said this week while rummaging through her which was stuffed with WalMart shopping Discount stores such as Target and Costco are expected to be among the seasons strongest while department stores are expected to compete for shop pers by slashing The National Retail Fed eration predicts holiday sales will rise percent to 3 per to the smallest increase since But some analysts consider the trade groups forecast too rosy considering the weak economy and a reluctance by Americans to celebrate while the country is worried about terrorism and Patrick a market ing and retailing professor at Texas Tech predicts flat He said by the first week in Decem retailers will acknowl edge their predicament and cut prices again and use all the other tricks of the In we had Santa come to the mall before he Its Retailers might find rea son to panic in the recent unemployment Last state officials reported that Texans lost jobs in the worst month in more than a and the jobless rate has risen by more than onefourth in the past Dunne predicted that upscale stores will hang on by offering better service to affluent and so will discounters that offer lower Department stores that appeal to the masses will be hit hardest as their customers cut spend ing and gravitate toward the he We know its going to be a much more com petitive holiday said Stephanie a spokes woman for Penney We knew that even before Penney pumped an extra million into its adver tising budget this with much of it earmarked for November and Penney officials hope the extra promotions and price cutting will result in fourth quarter sales a few percent age points higher than this past ENDS NOVE1V BER 30TH111 5165 m OFF flU ACCESSORIES FOR THEHOKlfl 5165 WITH HEWflCDVflTIOH REGULAR PRICE KRAFF INSTANT YOU KRAFT 960 Business 35 6094288 Your Communications Specialists e Of I OfigUlll Cradit annual contract and 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