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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                w ic r op Mitch i n 1 s p 7 Texas HeraldZeituno 14Pages THURSDAY July ftetfttft USPS 377880 Reagan to extend Soviet grain sale WASHINGTON AP President expected to announce a oneyear extension of grain sales to the Soviet says such trade is justified because it drains the Soviets of hard and theyre not too flush with that right The president sought to draw a distinction between continued grain dealings with the Soviets and his opposition to the help Western Europe is giving Moscow for construction of a transSiberian natural gas Despite strains with the allies over those Reagan maintained that we do have a fine relation ship with Western This is kind of like a fight inside a but the family is still a he said Wednesday at a nationally televised news conference Reagan also made a pitch for a constitutional amen dment banning deficit spending except with a threerfifths vote of and said that slowly and surely were working our way back to He said that acceptance by the Palestine Liberation Organization of Israels right to exist would be a step and said he remains hopeful that a political solution will found to end the bloodshed in Reagans grainsale which administration officials say will probably be announced before the was anxiously awaited in the Midwest grain Reagan is expected to extend the existing agreement even though farmers have pressed for a longterm f In Agriculture Secretary John Block said a longterm sales agreement with theSoviet Union was not in the cards at this I would favor at least at some but not Block Reagan sought to halt pipeline construction in response to the Soviet role in the military crackdown in We have made it clear that if the military rule is wed be very happy to review our position with regard to the he tht president There are a couple of very important differences in his support for continued grain sales and his opposition to the which would carry fuel from Siberia to Western The technology for the pipline is mainly only ob tainable from the United he the Soviet Union can get in other if they want Referring to the Carter administrations refusal to ship grain to the Soviet Union in the wake of the Soviets military move into Afghanistan in December Reagan said We wouldnt be achieving very much if we had used such an It didnt hurt the Soviet but it was a terrible economic blow to our He said the sale of grain will result in the Soviet Union having to pay out hard and theyre not too flush with right when will result in the Soviet Union getting hard which it does net now have and which it can then use to further build up its military the president Reagan opened the news his 12th since taking office 18 months by Weve begun to rescue this economy and the first evidence of recovery has been but its Many of our people are still suffering and nothing hfif been more painful to me than the slowness of our he The economy is in a period of transition and were going to see an improvement in the second half of this he a reporter asked whose 1983 budget incorporates a deficit greater than whether the presidents support for the balanced budget amend ment was akin to his saying there ought to be a law against what I am The president responded I See Page 14 Goodwin shifts to grade units By DYAIMNE FRY Staff writer Students returning to Goodwin Primary School this fall wont just be facing a longer Theyll find their classes a bit Three mixed each com posed of some some firstgrade and some secondgrade will be replaced by three singlegrade Itll be more like most traditional schools would said principal Randy The only difference is that were in a instead of individual culture shock when they go to third Dry He has the only primary school in the After second his students graduate to Frazier where they attend fourth and CISDs other elementary campuses Mountain Valley and Comal each serve grades K through and teaching teams have generally worked with just two levels at a Frazier established a separate thirdgrade unit last This it will be split into three singlelevel just as Goodwin Bulverde has been moving in the the good weve been Dry Well continue to em phasize continuousprogress lear and will keep the program as individualized as Teachers will be grouped into teams of four and As in the these teams will divide each unit into basic skill groups to work onspecific Under the new second grade teachers can spend more time on secondgrade said Victoria assistant tendent in charge of curriculum for the Comal Independent School reading and language arts will be Post helped work out Goodwins new But Dry This is an idea that our faculty has kicked around for some time His campus began working with multigrade units in and he thinks teachers have handled the system well But we always had some reservations about putting kindergartners and secondgraders said Some teachers thought the older students werent concentrating enough on academic that kindergartners might getting too heavy a Were hoping it wont be quite the divided Its a better use of teachers lor the larger she If there are enough teachers at one level to work with medium and slow skill Post feels its more efficient to keep teachers in the grades they were trained In smaller schools like Mountain Valley and that isnt always Post Multilevel units will probably continue there to some A longer school day fits right in with Goodwins new emphasis on Edgar CISDs new set a minimum number of minutes per day to be spent on the three basic Goodwins old with the at didnt allow enough time for all the necessary Dry The new release will coincide with The new class systemimeans that some students will have a different advisory teacher this Parents should call the school at 6252822 on Aug or 19 for teacher Dry Primary students new to CISD should register on the above Floating trash Litter is one of the unpleasant signs of summer in Comal The aesthetics of v Staff photo by John Senter this Comal River scene is a jarring contrast to the floating bottle and V8 McKenna expansion groundbreaking due in August By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Hospital officials have their eyes on the calendar looking for a special That which will be determined within the next is theyve been looking forward to for a long time the groundbreaking date for the expansion of McKenna Hospital administrator Tom McNeal thinks the groundbreaking will be held within the next couple It could be as soon as the second week of August he said One thing which cleared the way for the groundbreaking date to be set was the 20month construction contract unamimously approved Wednesday by the hospitals board of This with Clearwater of was one of 11 lowest one At the time the bids came in in early June McNeal and the hospitals architects Jason Frye Architects of were quite surprised at both the number and dollar of bids They were especially delighted to discover that Clearwaters bid was lower than The two second lowest which amounted to and were submitted by Kl Sec Page 14 Thompson gets fiveyear sentence A San Antonio man who pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal traffic in Comal County last November has been sentenced tofive years in ho Texas Department of Corrections oil each Merrill Thompson pleaded guilty July He received the two fiveyear sentences from 207th District Court presiding judge Robert They will run District Attorney Bill Schroeder Formal sentencing has been scheduled for Augsut See Pagf 14 Inside Teenage traumas Tragic mishap r Christian singer among 12 crash victims they apparently did not develop sufficient power to Teenagers dont much care fqr parental but they need it as Steven Levenkron explains in part 3 oHhe series How to Survive as a Page 8 TV Texas AP A twinengine plane that plunged into a wooded area killing 12 people including eight children and a popular Christian music singer was designed to carry seven people but that didnt necessarily mean it was federal investigators said The Cessna leased by the Last Days Ministries crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday night from the ministries private airstrip near this town about 90 miles east of I cant say it was overloaded until I know the size of the the amount of the amount of said Randy a federal Aviation Administration investigator from Brooks said the manual specified the plane had seven seats and a toilet Five of the children were four years old or Police and ministry officials said the crash killed Christian music singer KeithGordon two of his the and eight members of a Simi The plane was en route to a Dallas airport where members of one of the families were to connect with a commercial said ministry spokesman Larry FAA spokesman Miller in Fort Worth said the pilot did not file a flight The plane rolled down the airstrip and took For a moment everything appeared But climb or their air speed was too It went into the trees the said Paul a pilot who witnessed the crash while doing maintenance work at the airstrips All that is left is just a few pieces of burnt just an old burned said Warren Wandel of the National Tran sportation Safety Board in Fort Worth said today at the scene that it would be two or three days before his investigation is Cessna representatives were enroute to the site to see if the plane had been modified for more he I dont believe it could ever be modified to seat Wandel The possibility of With that many people on it could have been But we have to calculate a few things before we can say Wandel The wreckage still smouldered this morning in a gully where it Smith County Deputy Larry Willbanks said authorities had a lough time getting through the trees and underbrush to the burning By the time we most of the fuel had splattered on the ground so it burned pretty said He said the bodies were burned beyond Agency considering program expansion By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Discussion on proposed ex budget approvals and executive session topics dominated the Community Council of South Central Texas CCSCT board of directors meeting Wednesday night in Six counties and Comal were previously funded by the Community Ser vices Michele agency executive told board At the request of the Texas Department of Community Af expansion is tentatively being considered under block grants for 1983 to the five counties we weatherized in Rowcroft Weatherization is a TDCA in which home repairs are made in an attempt to stop infiltration of cold ana and includes This expansion is all very but TDCA asked us to look at adding Gillespie and Bandera along with the six counties already as CCSCT Rowcroft ex The expansion move would be a good one in and costly in other the director everything is still up in the The TDCA will now send up information letting us know if those five counties are open for us to take Theres a lot more discussion needed on the subject before we make a A proposed Aging budget of for 1983 from the Alamo Area Council of Governments and other private funding sources was approved by the board as well as a Family Planning sliding fee scale effective See Page H   

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