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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                pble Schools promote Great Smokeout Its a snappy reminder that could save a On the American Cancer Society is again offering smokers a chance to have fun while they quit Its called the Great American Smokeout a day smokers around the nation try to go a full 24 hours without cigarettes and local high even a Dallas have gotten in the puff of As national Great American Smokeout Larry who himself is a reformed has been seen on offering smokers the official Larry Hagman Stop Smokin Wrist Snappin Red Rubber The Red Rubber Bands1 a must for smokers determined not to light up on IB and long after are available locally at the Community Service 202 Just drive by the sign a pledge and receive the snapper The three local high schools have organized activities to encourage smokers to take a pledge and not smoke on Those on the Canyon High School Student Council have been soliciting pledges from smokers to quit for a Students from the New Braunfels High School Future Homemaktrs of America are also soliciting and will collect cigarettes from each person who makes a These cigarettes will be deposited in a large and contributors will get to guess how many it The winner will win two tickets to a concert in San FHA members have also made plans for a poster information forums during this weeks lunch and spot announcements on the local radio Health class students at Smithson Valley High School are involved in planning ac tivities for this week to encourage smokers to take the and not And a 4H Health group has made and also spot announcements on the radio station to lend their support to the national The official pledge card reads I do solemnly swear to give up smoking or help a friend give up smoking for the Great American promise not to smoke for 24 hours and maybe or to help a friend PacMan is the official mascot for the Smokeout event in and will be chomping cigarette packages instead of wafers The Great American Smokeout is in its sixth offering millions of Americans a welldeserved holiday a day off from During last years Smokeout See Page 16A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZelttmg I OOO A C jm4 WEDNESDAY November 2S cents 223 40 Sections USPS 377880 CISD hearing due on new tax rate By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal Independent School District trustees proposed a tax rate of cents per valuation Tuesday requiring a public Pending legislation against the Comal County Central Appraisal District had a definite effect on the boards General Portland filed suit against the appraisal district and the Appraisal Review protesting appraised The proposed rate of cents which was Plan A would have been without the General Portland Edgar Willhelm But if they dont pay their taxes and we subtract that amount from the carryover balance that rate would generate we could wind up with a contingency fund of less than Thats not much to operate a Willhelm But we can do if we have The rate would not have required a public The middle rate Plan which was does require a public the highest rate 70 cents per would have triggered initiative and referendum along with a The proposed tax rate was set after the board received a certified tax value of for CISD from the Appraisal Districts Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks Tuesday Until the tax value was a tax rate could not be and the taxrate setting process could not CISD still does not have a tax We got a certified tax but nothing said CISD Tax AssessorCollector Neuse All were hoping is that the figure quoted Tuesday night is and not off by millions of dollars by the time the roll is printed and all the changes are Brucks said the only changes still to come could involve addresses and property but not Since CISD received its preliminary tax rolls in over million worth of changes have Once the effective 1982 tax rate has been the board will meet to discuss the proposed tax take a record set a public hearing That meeting has been scheduled for at the CISD board off Willhelm told the Even with the the earliest possible date by law for the public hearing Rainy Wdlk will be The meeting to adopt the after the public must then be held in three to 14 i Tuesday was a day for walking with an as a fall cold front brought a downpour to New Stall photo by John Scntur With a chance for more rain the umbrellas may come out of the closet again Waldrip praises Gablers work on textbooks By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Margy president of the New Braunfels school is pleased with the end result of last weeks state textbook hearings held in She is not with the statewide publicity the hearings There is a need to provide more information than has been reported in the news accounts I have she told NBISD trustees prior to reading a threepage typed report she prepared from the Thursday Waldrip specifically mentioned the publicity received by People for American a national anti censorship group founded by television producer Norman which this year fought the textbook selection According to an Associated Press wire story which appeared in the a spokesman for the group said they specifically followed the Texas hearings this year to fight Norma and Mel a retired Longview couple who have made a career out of lodging conservative protests against Waldrip objected to the criticism received by the Gablers and praised them for their sacrificial dedication for 21 years in reviewing textbooks up for adoption in the People for the American Way have accused the Gablers of censoring This is a false accusation since they have no power to do Waldrip They have exercised their rights as citizens to participate in the textbook Only the State Board of Education can order the publishers to make she Health education books for grades four through eight as as civics books for eighth grade classes were inadequate in the opinion of the members of the state board and a spokesman for the Texas War on according to Waldrips The fourth and fifth grade health books from one company contain absolutely no information on marijuana a violation of the text book guidelines the publishers were supposed to Waldrip The guidelines the Textbook Parents list grievances against Canyon teacher CISD board members took no action against Canyon High School drill team instructor and cheerleader sponsor Carol Searight pending further investigation of allegations made by parents and The public hearing was granted because district patrons mostly parents wanted to speak out against Searights The board listened to people accuse and defend Searight for over two and asked for advice from the districts at Lonnie The way I see Chunn the board has three It can vote there was not suf ficient information presented tonight to cause any The board can determine what it has heard is just cause for a subsequent but rule tonight is not the time to take Or the board can table the matter pending further investigation with a report for the next The board voted with Carey McWilliams voting to ask Edgar Willhelm to prepare an objective report on the allegations made Tuesday and present it to the board at its next on the other wanted to suspend Searight with until these serious allegations can be That motion died for lack of a Weve listened to allegations and rebuttal about this teachers style and But what bothers me is her alleged personal attacks on the McWilliams That bothers because she is a role Thats why Im asking for the We can start the process and prove she is an effective or Searight refused to respond to the allegations voiced Tuesday saying this was the first time she had heard the Board member Kenneth Wunderlich asked Is this the first time she has heard these allegations Willhelm it is Complaints against Searight ranged from lack of supervision at practices to overall negative and demeaning attitudes against cheerleaders and drill team Several parents said this was not the first time allegations against Searight had been brought to the administrations attention in her 3M years with the Among the specifics mentioned was one parents charge that Searight had pushed down on the girls shoulders to make them accomplish the A who said Searight had made demeaning remarks to the said the only reason she went out for the position this year was to get a school two drill team members spoke out for Shes after discipline and and if the girls cant take they should get this years colonel See Page 16A Inside Todays Weather Comal County skips will be mostly cloudy today through with winds from the east southeast at 510 mph light and variable Theres a 30 percent chance of light rain 20 percent tonight and a 40 percent chance pf showers on The Strike is Over Football fans everywhere if there are still any left can take heart there will be pro football his Sunday for thS first time in almost two NFkand the players union came to an agreement Tuesday and a ninegame season will resume this Page CLASSED 1316A COMICS 12A VA iNTf RTAINMENT 10A 3A KAkgiOOSCOPr MJJB OPINIONS 4A Proclamation and the Health Education framework state specifically that facts about marijuana should be par ticularly the negative effects of longterm she Waldrip quoted Robinson executive director of the Texas War on as strongly the proposed which he said were a gross misservice to The main objections to the civics which Waldrip said drew heavy criticism from Mel Gabler and state board were due to several important flaws in the These flaws included inaccuracies such as the wrong year Korea was Waldrip The books also contained incomplete information on socialism and an implication that government interference is the solution to problems rather than the source of she There was also information in the proposed civic books which Waldrip said was a misrepresentation of free In she noted See Pag 16A Roof beams to stay put sniffer dogs pact inked If the roof beams arent moved from the New Braunfels High School parking lot before too the New Braunfels school board expects to have a historical landmark on its Upon hearing that test results being done on these beams were not yet complete which means that the beams still cant be school trustees kidded one another Tuesday about the New Braunfels Con servation Society giving them a Theyve been there long the Conservation Society will be wanting to put a historical marker on them pretty one New Braunfels In dependent School District trustee Another joked Is there anyway we can put those on Jans Van Tour as the historical roof beams The results of the tests being done on the beams will be used by NBISD attorneys to determine if the district has grounds for filing suit against the orginal roof That portion of the New Braunfels High School roof which covers the gymnasium and cafeteria were found to be faulty at the beginning of the 1981 school At the advice of consulting Hendricks ordered those portions of the school closed until the roof could be which has since been School trustees were hoping to hear from their attorney Tuesday night that the tests on the beams had been completed and that the which are sitting in the high school parking could be Their hopes were soon however when attorney Steve Taylor filling in for Jack NBISDs regular attorney told them that test results done on the beams were not yet They those doing the tests promise to give us a definite answer by Taylor told the That may sound like an old record but theyve promised to give us a definite answer about moving the Ts steel Troof beams by School board president Margy Waldrip quietly for a Christmas Although he couldnt give the board any final answers concerning the roof See Page   

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