Thursday, August 28, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Dallas Tx 75235 Thursday Tayfof Communications 25 cents August HeraldZeitung 89 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Special education Laws have brought about a revolution By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer JIM WALSH with cases district responsibility Because of federal laws and recent court cases dealing with the school districts are on the cutting edge of a real revolution in redefining what education means in this teachers here were In a lecture Wednesday to 230 teachers and staff of the New Braunfels Independent School Jim a legal adviser to District XIII school districts through the Educational Service Center in outlined legal issues in special education and got his audience to participate in an actual The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and an earlier law popularly known as Section 504 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of handicap has caused this Walsh Because of these we need to change our idea of what education Its no longer confined to the Three Sometimes its how to hold a how to go to the he Nothing in the Constitution gives Congress authority over but it does control how federal money is In order to qualify for these the individual states have had to produce a plan detailing how the handicapped will be Texas has adopted such a plan and the government has approved Walsh The State Board of Educations Policies and Procedures is a thick Its specific and It defines what a handicap and it has the force of Its not just some guidelines the TEA Texas Education Administration threw The goal of the law is to mainstream children with special problems into regular If they can make thats where well put since emotionally disturbed children are likely to take up more of your to be the most the law provides for placement in a more restrictive where theyll be able to get an education without disturbing the whole school of a handicapped student is made by an entity known as the Admission Review and Dismissal Committee which includes psychologists and others who are responsible for coming up with an Individual Education Plan IEP for the The IEP is more or less a contract that spells out the goals for the They can change his and can move him out of the regular classroom if its judged The ARD committee is also responsible for Federal court cases have ruled that suspension by the teacher can but only after the committee has determined there is no con nection between the handicap and the If the kid has a hearing impairment and he goes out and slashes all the tires on the school the committee may well decide to discipline or suspend If they rule there is a then to punish the kid would be discriminatory under the That doesnt mean theres nothing you can he If the regular teacher is tearing her hair if she cant follow the lesson plan because shes spending 75 percent of her time dealing with little Johnny Jones and his problems then the committee can place him But it is still the responsibility of the school district to provide that And as Walsh pointed its extremely difficult to draw the line where the handicap ends and where the general obnoxiousness The definition of a handicapped child includes physical mental emotional and speech or vision Just about in that causes a learning disability is including and the school districts are responsible for iden tifying the handicapped They can be held liable if they See SPECIAL Page 16A Carter proposes billion 81 tax cut WASHINGTON AP President Carter today proposed billion in 1981 tax cuts for individuals and businesses as part of an election year economic program that also aims to create 1 million new jobs in the next two The president also requested congressional authority to spend an additional billion in 1981 to retrain weatherize maintain build boost research and development and help economically distressed counties and In he urged Congress to extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks to help workers laid off by the Benefits currently expire after 39 This would cost billion over two The president officially announced the program in a White House address to an invited audience of representatives of consumer and environmental groups and members of Treasury Secretary William Miller told a news briefing earlier that all of the tax initiatives and virtually all of the spending proposals would not be proposed as legislationuntil The tax reductions would go info effect retroactively if All of these things will contribute to rein forcing the but its not a stimulus Miller The wideranging package would increase the proposed federal deficit by from billion to billion in the fiscal year that begins bringing the projected budget shortage to nearly Only five months Carter was championing a balanced budget as the key to his economic Despite the enlarged insisted the package is not inflationary because its initiatives will spur boost productivity and put people back to work over the next five If the administration had indicated to people that come hell or high water well have a balanced then we sent bad Miller Our signal was to fight Beyond Carters thrust has political It is seen as his answer to a billion tax cut plan proposed earlier by his Republican rival for Ronald wants the tax cut enacted immediately and the Senate Finance Committee already has approved a bill that would reduce taxes next year by about Carters proposed tax cuts will benefit business slightly more than the president proposed tax credits or refunds for employers and tax credits for individuals to completely offset the billion increase in Social Security payroll taxes that take effect The tax change will not affect Social Security Miller This offset would last through 1982 and cost the iiuthe first year and billion in the Free trade unions still key point Poland AP Polish strike leader Lech Walesa appealed today for a temporary halt to the spread of the strikes to give the communist government time to settle the labor It is not good to have Poland Walesa The people must have If we dont get results in three to four then let the strikes He said he would go on state radio and television to make his chairman of the Gdansk area Joint Strike made the an nouncement at the request of govern ment negotiators in an emotional speech while perched atop a gate at Gdansks Lenin the unofficial strike Dissident sources earlier reported that the work stoppages were continuing to spread beyond the Baltic seaport cities where they began According to the communist regimes top the government has agreed to most of the strikers but progress has yet to be made on the key question of free trade A recorded message by Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw who has been trying to end the did not elaborate on the government con It was broadcast by Gdansk radio after Andrzej one of the strikers told There is general agreement between strikers and the government on forming free and independent trade Records indicate doctor gave Nelson prescription A Landa Park squirrel has meal in mouth Stall photo TYLER AP An inmate doctor involved in a flap over a Willie Nelson concert once illegally dispensed drug prescriptions to Nelson and his celebrity records John Marcus an Athens provided a wide variety of prescription pills to his wife and several other country and western The popular physican quietly pleaded guilty to unlawful possession and dispensing narcotic controlled sub stances and was sentenced last January to three years in federal Sent to a minimum security facility in Big Young has become em broiled in a controversy swirling around a Nelson benefit scheduled there Sunday Among the recipients of Youngs prescriptions were country and western singers Waylon Johnny Rodriguez and Sammi rock singer Steve Fromholz and Playboy Playmate Kelli A substantial portion of Youngs medical including the reports of investigating were obtained by The Associated Press and the Longview Morning The semisecret documents indicated also that Priscilla wife of millionaire Fort Worth industrialist Cullen obtained Percodan pills over a fourmonth period in The prescribed dosage for a narcotic is one every six Sources within the attorneys office here confirmed the validity of the documents but refused a newsmans request to examine the federal To do the source could trigger the wrath of District Judge William Wayne the highly respected Law East of the Last in an emotional appeal to escape Young told Justice I realize Ive Im sorry I did I just ask It was not done maliciously or for personal Said Justice Your friends believe in Im not certain that some of the people who had written me would have done so if they had known all that was in this Big Spring residents upset about concert and doctors but prison official de nies doctor is doing any thing Justice did not order the records sealed but state and local of ficials said he preferred that they remain The judge denied Youngs appeal for Prisons cant be reserved for the the uneducated or persons without standing in the he In instances where it is the professional and others in positions of prestige must also withstand Justice sent the oncebearded doctor to the federal minimum security camp in West where he played a key role in luring Nelson to Big Spring for Sunday nights The ticketed for the high school football has much of the local citizenry up in John superintendent of the federal confirmed that Young contacted Nelson about the benefit and was probably responsible for his ac But Young is not running the he He is not making any money out of He is merely ad vising civilian Junior Chamber of Commerce members of things that need to be He also insisted there is nothing irregular about Young working outside the Permitting inmates to go into the community and work on such benefits is a good he Allman said he is aware theres people upset but I hate to ruin a good cause because somebody has a personal feeling about an He said he also was aware of the narcotic link between Young and Nelson and but perhaps not to the full The documents show Nelson and obtained a wide variety of diet pills and painkillers between 1975 and Jennings and his likewise got hundreds of prescription See Page 16A Inside TAKING Reagan shifts residence to Wexford AP Ronald Reagan moves today from the adobe splendor of his California ranch to the elite houndandfox country of old hoping it is only a way station en route to the White He will spend his first night tonight in a newly rented country borne on Rat tlesnake a house built for John Kennedy when he was Reagans neighbor is fellow film star Elizabeth Taylor Aides at Reagans national campaign some 50 miles away in the Washington suburb of said no special welcome was planned for the Republican presidential who will make the house his East Coast base until the John Elizabeths may drop by to say an aide but thats just about The Warners own the Atoka Farm estate that adjoins as the Reagan residence is Jacqueline Kennedy as first designed the fourbedroom situated on 46 acres in Virginias horse She wanted it as a retreat for Kennedy and their two The house was built to her but Kennedy never visited it while it was being But Reagan looked it over before leasing it from its current Texas Bill Wexford was completed in March but Kennedy spent only a few weekends there before bis assassination in Most rooms in the house ace west to catch the sunset and a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the The atop a will give the Reagans privacy they