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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas it Hit oh New Braunfels Ntw Texas Volume 38 Zejtuno r o A WEDNESDAY February 25 Cents 30 Pages Sections USPS 377880 MALDEF settle lawsuit Designer genes Fourthgrader Mel Nolle III researches his genealogy at the County Courthouse Nolle is a studenl in Ethel Saurs special projecls and sludenls made a irip lo Ihe Courthouse lo look up Staff photo by John Senter family records al the conclusion of their study of Sludies included how to research their roots and how to construct a family By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer The election apparently will go on as scheduled in New Braunfels Independent School as NBISD and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund reached a tentative outof court agreement NBISD trustees unanimously approved this agreement at their Tuesday MALDEF has agreed to NBISDs use of the proposed election system of five singlemember and two atlarge districts in the April 7 One of the settlements changes is to make the atlarge districts The settlement came in the wake of a lawsuit filed against the existing plan seven numbered places last April in federal The 52 plan was proposed by NBISD as a while MALDEF wanted an election system based on seven singlemember The election as called will go as said NBISD attorney Marion He explained that the current election which used the previous NBISD election will be amended by court Also as part of the NBISD will pay of MALDEFs claimed attorney fees and court This agreement will be implemented upon receiving preclearance under the Voting Rights Act or by order of the District Election ataglance Heres how the NBISD trustee elections shape up for the next three years in the wake of adoption of a compromise plan calling for five districts and two unnumbered at large Incumbents are listed along with the year in which their terms 1984 District Garland Lloyd District Margy Waldnp 1985 District Rudy Reimer two atlarge 1986 District Gene Scott District Gladys NOTE Trustees Don Bedford and Bob Self also live in District Their terms expire in They have the option of running for District 3 in 1984 or seeking the allarge places in Borchers said the current system is tentative and still could he I dont anticipate As far as were its the settlements The new system still will put two singlemember districts up for election April 7 board treasurer Garland Lloyd in District 3 instead of the previous systems Place 1 and board president Margy Waldrip in District 5 instead of Place Two other board Don Bedford and Bob could seek election in District although their terms dont expire until next they can seek reelection in the two atlarge positions in These positions will go to the two candidates receiving the most See Page 14A More red ink Reagan deficit too figures show WASHINGTON AP The billion deficit projected in President Reagans new budget is low by congressional economists said the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the use of rosy economic predictions has led the administration to underestimate by billion the amount of red ink the spending plan would produce through the end of the Rudolph director of the agency that provides Congress with nonpartisan economic in was unveiling the analysis of the presidents budget before the Senate Appropriations Reagans budget sent to Congress at the beginning of this month projects a deficit of billion for the fiscal year that begins declining to billion by In its the budget office states the budget deficit under administration policies would grow from billion in 1984 to billion in 1985 and billion by The analysis These estimates are higher than those of the administration primarily because CBO assumes no decline in inflationadjusted real interest The new estimate of red ink in the presidents budget comes on the eve of the resumption of bipartisan talks between Reagan administration Students riot in Nuevo Laredo NUEVO Mexico AP The mayor of this border city said more than 100 businesses closed by a solidarity strike were to reopen today after protests that injured three men and damaged a newspaper off Hundreds of students rioted in protest against the strike by Confederacion de Trajabadores Mexicanos ransacking a prolabor newspapers offices and setting fire to a labor leaders Mayor Ricardo de Hoyos announced the strike settlement late Tuesday and said businesses would reopen at8 City officials and members of a committee appointed Monday afternoon to mediate between the striking factions and the city had been meeting at city hall Tuesday The mayor also announced 64 employees of the Union of Parks and Gardens would be dismissed effective today and others hired to replace the Laredo Times More than CTM workers walked off their jobs at noon Monday in sympathy for the municipal parks who began a strike 31 after De Hoyos refused to recognize their own Three two students and a 36yearold See Page 14A officials and legislators on reducing federal budget But the prospects for success are so bleak that plans already are being made in Congress for proceeding after the Almost as soon as White House aides and congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to resume the talks on bickering broke out again over whether Reagans military buildup will be on the Majority Leader Jim representing House Democrats in the said he will seek to focus the discussions on reducing military Appearing Tuesday before the House Budget Defense Secretary Caspar echoing sentiments expressed by refused to give ground on the administrations proposed billion Pentagon budget for the fiscal year beginning Democrats and Republicans ajike in Congress have questioned whether the talks will be able to produce any meaningful result in the face of elec tionyear and some in Congress already are contemplating the collapse of the Robert will convene the Senate Finance Committee he chairs on Thursday to begin drafting a billion package of tax hikes and spending cuts to reduce Federal budget forecasts Total deficits excluding offbudget outlays 1980 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 In billions of dollars per fiscal year I 1 Actual deficits I Reagan administration estimates IB Congressional Budget Office estimates assume no change in current Chicago Tribune Graphic SourcM Oflica of Management and Congraaakjnal Budget OTtica Inside Todays Weather Today will be dear and with a high in the lowTte and winds switching to the southeast at 10 miles per Tonight will be fair and not so with southeast winds at 510 Thursday will be sunny and with winds from the southsoutheast at 1015 Sunset today will be at and sunrise Thursday at 38C 2C 28 DEATHS 14A 1C KALEIDOSCOPE 1 W SPORTS TV 2C The Reagan administration and the Congressional Budget office differ sharply on the future of the federal deficit NBISD board OKs computer project New Braunfels ISD trustees said they wanted a master plan for micro computer and they got it Trustees unanimously the computer which Superintendent Charles Bradberry described as a big plan at a low The major cost would be the one time charge to buy the Bradberry Administrative Assistant Anita who headed the committee that formulated the In order for students to be prepared for the job weve got to start preparing them The which has been in the works for several will im plement computer training for students from kindergarten through 8th Each grade level would be responsible for the appropriate ob jectives of that Bradberry said the program will mean an addition of onehalf staff member to serve as a districtwide but no other additional personnel would be Current administrative aides will be and then will pass that training on to others in the To start the Bradberry 46 Apple II computers will be purchased at a cost of Of this would be allocated in an amended 198384 with the rest be utilized from other This would be a onetime According to the the computer literacy curriculum would include skills in computer hardware and software major uses and appropriate limitations of personal and sociial See Page 14A CISD chooses architects to draw plans By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The San Antonio firm of Bradley and McChesney Architects will be helping Comal ISO cope with thanks to a vote by trustees The firms proximity and fee structure struck the boards fancy over four other firms interviewed in a 24 Others in the running were SHWC MarmonMok Partnership and Sotomayor and McKnight and CISD started looking for an architect because the district expects its student population to double by A future bond issue has now been termed as inevitable by some although no firm figure has been The Bradley and McChesney firm brought a case study of Boerne complete with scale models for the boards consideration at the January There was a lot of politics getting a million bond issue passed in David Bradley said at the We analyzed over 100 buildings in two different cost configurations We reached 200 civic and all our meetings were open to the Like we did in well stay with you until the last worm is pulled out of the Bradley Using a million dollar bond issue as a the fee structure offered by Bradley and McChesney was excluding prebond The frontend charge would be eliminated once the bond issue Edgar Willhelm But if it doesnt wed still owe them Bradley and McChesney for the prebond Two of the other firms offered fee schedules right at 6 and two were slightly over that at But all four indicated the district wouldnt owe them any money for prebond work if the bond issue That difference didnt seem to dampen the boards support for Bradley and This is like picking the best for the Super trustee Carey McWilliams I know some might be concerned over the front he but everyone knows a bond issue is Bradley and McChesney was involved in bond issues in Boerne and and theyre familiar with the conservative tone of this McWilliams put that reason behind his motion for the firms selection over the other and the vote was Erwin Lehmann CISD drops battle to keep Encino Park Comal ISD trustees have decided to parmaaantly drop any appeal to keep Rayraon state Com mjnioiier of recently approved the deannexation of Encino Park from Comal to Northeast but CISD officiate still had the option of appeal to the State Board of Tbat option waa extinguished Tuaaday night when the board went on record to drop the Im for letting it trustee Karen Rust I say lets drop echoed David The Encino Park headache has been a lasting one for CISD It peaked when the Bexar County Commissioners acting as that countys Board of ap proved the deannexation in December ofim A handful of schoolage children who presently live in the inile disputed area along Highway 281 north of Loop started going to school in Northeast CISD schools had served that area since the districts consolidation in CISD sought to reverse the Bexar commissioners decision through the Texas Education in August of hearing officer Judy Underwood recommended CISDs appeal be on Bynum concurred with her recom The Comal district originally fought the detachment because of the possible precedent it might arguing that the concurrence of the Comal County Commissioners as well as Kendall and should have been required to validate the detachment Trustee Carey who said CISD shouldnt continue to spend tax dollars on the Encino Park also expressed concern over the areas unresolved bonded in debtedness owed to CISD of over Edgar Willhelm said Northeast ISD would eventually have to cover the indebtedness by Willhelm also said the Texas Education Code has since been revised to require that all five com missioners as applied to the Encino Park would have to hear the They wouldnt have to necessarily approve but they would have to hear he adding that would mean other deannexations like En cino Park cant be done in the same