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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Fair contest results, photos • UA„    FRIDAYNew BRAur    r'°    sout^9'**    *Dc    790    September    28,    2001 ti- PftSo    22    pages    in    2    sections ^WT    w~~im    p*$o    r>u    tyfaici    22    pages    ,n    2    sect,cHERALD-ZEI i ,. NG i :_ ...... --- Vol. 150, No. 275 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents County Fair Schedule - TODAY Carnival — open from 10 a.m. to midnight; armbands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15; armbands from 5-11 p.m. $15 Fair parade — steps off at 10 a.m.; travels down San Antonio Street between Sycamore and Union streets Pet Parade — begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Handy Andy parking lot on West San Antonio Street Comal Corral — Local high school bands perform I -4 p.m. (free admission); Jay Erie and The Blieders Creek Band, 8 p.m. to midnight (admission $7) Comal County Fair Arts and Crafts Show — open Rodeo — starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $7 presale, $8 at the gate Kid’s Rodeo Clown Contest — 7:30 p.m. at side gate of the rodeo office Livestock judging — market lambs at 2 p.m., followed by market goats and breeding sheep SATURDAY Carnival — open from II a.m. to 1 a.m.; armbands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15; armbands 5-11 p.m. $15 Livestock judging — starts at 9 a.m. with steers, followed by breeding cattle; hog judging starts at 4 p.m. Comal Corral — noon to 1 p.m., Companie de Danza Folklorica; 1 to 2 p.m., 49th Armored Division Band; 2 to 3 p.m., J & R Gymnastics; 3 to 4 p.m., New Braunfels Dance Studio; 4 to 5 p.m., Ballet Folkloric© Festival; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The System, admission: $7 Rodeo - starts at 8 p.m.; advance tickets are $7 and tickets at the gate are $8 Children’s games — 10 a.m. to noon behind arts and crafts building Antique tractor pull — 10 a.m. Kiddie tractor pull — noon Arts and crafts show — opens at 10 a.m. Downtown New Braunfels Parade Route ar Parade Route ■ - rn I Streets Closed A MMSI President outlines air safety measures By Ron Fournier AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — Governors pledged Thursday to mobilize National Guard troops against terrorism at airports, where jobs are drying up because of travelers’jitters. The Pentagon said it has authority to attack hijacked airliners as a last resort. Talking about military pilots’ new rules of engagement in the war against terrorism, outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Henry H. Shelton said, “The last thing in the world that one of them wants to do is engage a commercial aircraft.” “Don’t get the impression that anyone who’s flying around out there has a loose trigger finger,” he said. Sixteen days after attacks that killed thousands, the Bush administration moved on several fronts to calm a still-fearful nation, bolster the U.S. economy, identify the killers and forge a wartime coalition of disparate nations. Bush’s new anti-terrorism chief, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, carved out a commanding role in the administration. Officials said he would oversee as many as IOO employees, all but IO or so borrowed from agencies outside the White House, and would have significant input on budgets for the 40-plus agencies involved in counterterrorism. “Others will tire and weary; I understand that. But not our nation,” Bush told hundreds of flag-waving airline workers in Chicago, their industry and jobs in danger because of the Sept. ll attacks. Amid a swirl of diplomatic activity, Bush met with European Union leaders, who cautioned him to retaliate with precision and focus. The president, by contrast, has talked about a broad war. Despite words of caution from Europe, there was fresh evidence that Bush is fashioning a unique anti-terrorism coalition of disparate nations. A U.S. official disclosed that Sudan, long accused of harboring terrorists, has quietly rounded up as many as 30 foreign extremists since See MEASURES/5A Major developments ■ President Bush announces plan to bolster airline security, including expanded use of federal marshals on airliners, putting federal government in charge of airport security and spending $500 million on aircraft modifications, including making cockpits more secure. ■ Pentagon officials say two Air Force generals have been authorized to order the military to shoot down civilian airliners that appear to be threatening U.S. cities. ■ The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he is considering invitation from Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to take peace delegation to neighboring Pakistan. ■ U.S. officials say global manhunt has thwarted two terrorist attacks since Sept. 11 and that evidence suggests collaborators were in various stages of planning several other plots to harm U.S. interests. ■ Stocks end mixed with Dow, SAP SCX) up. ■ Death toll at trade center remains 3CX), including 232 identified. Number of missing, 6,347. Death tot! at Pentagon remains 189, Pennsylvania crash 44. Fair day! By Bill Frisbie Staff Writer This past year’s fair was a tough act to follow, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. More important, the recipe for success includes preparing students who are often set apart from their peers to participate more fully in the community. At least that is Nancy Ede-len’s conviction, New Braunfels Middle School’s Life Skills instructor since 1990. The special education classes again entered homemade pastries in the Comal County Fair youth division baking contest this week. Judges awarded three third place ribbons and three participatory ribbons to six of Ede-len’s students Thursday. Their entries included an assortment of brownies and cookies ranging from chocolate chip macadamia nut to double fudge cherry. This past year’s effort garnered several first place ribbons plus one tri-colored ribbon for the category’s best overall entry. But it is not whether students win or lose, but how they play the game of life, Edelen said. “The whole idea is getting See FAIR/5A Life Skills students take home honors from County Fair Parade prep From staff reports It’s Fair Day! Most of Comal County’s residents will flock to downtown New Braunfels today for the annual fair parade. The crowd then will move to the fairgrounds for a day full of exhibits, carnival rides, cotton candy and games. starts early New Braunfels police remind residents that no parking will be allowed on San Antonio Street and Main Plaza starting at 6 a.m. Parking is prohibited until after the fair parade. State laws also have changed regarding persons younger than 18 riding in the backs of pickup See PARADELA Above, New Braunfels Middle School student Dillon Dischinger (front) checks out his ribbon early Thursday afternoon with fellow classmates (from left: Inocencio Hernandez, Devin Shepherd and Camarie Marbach) in the baked goods categories. Left, Camarie and Pam Marbach prepare cookies for her New Braunfels Middle School class. K. JESSIE SLATEN/ Herald-Zeitung CISD split vote disbands bond oversight committee By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVERDE — With a new high school still to be built and renovations to its two existing high schools yet to be completed Comal Independent School District trustees voted 4-3 Thursday night to disband the committee it created to oversee its 1999 $141 million bond issue. Bond Oversight Committee Chairman Bill Swint — who voted in August to recommend the committee be disbanded — said he believed the committee was shut down because trustees had locked themselves into an untenable location for a third high school — and wanted See DISBAND/5A Inside Abby...............................7A Classifieds.......................5-1    OB Comics..............................9A Crossword........................7A Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies.................................7A Obituaries...........................3A Sports...........................1-4B Today.................................2A Key Code 76 County examines courthouse security By Ron Maloney Staff Writer In many more ways than one, New Braunfels is a long way from New York City or Washington, D.C. But the unthinkable happened recently in those cities, and county officials now are revisiting the security of the Comal County Courthouse and Annex. “It’s a good time to be hoking at security. Everyone else across the nation is,” Pct. I Commissioner Jack Dawson said. “I want to see whether we can make any improvements.” In recent months, county officials and courthouse security chief, sheriff’s deputy Cpl. John Calentine, have taken steps to address potential security issues. Calentine has added one deputy in the courthouse annex, and the public’s access to the build-ing has been restricted before and after hours. Parking issues for county employees and visitors also have been examined. See SECURITY/5A CALENTINE ;