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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 301 Kuempel to chair invironmental panel State Edmund Kuempel has chosen to chair the House Affairs Sub on Budget and Oversight Hftjfin he will overiiee the ap process on nine state including the General Land the Veterans Land Office and Parks and Wildlife The Texas Air Control the Coastal and Marine the Texas Conservation Office of Gulf States Marine Compact Commissioner for the School and the Texas LowLevel Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority are other agencies under the jurisdiction of the House En vironmental Affairs Kuempel was also named to the House Appropriations which has jurisdiction over all allocations from the state treasury was recently elected to his second term as District 46 District 46 in cludes Kendall and Guadalupe Money matters Arts chairman outlines criteria for room tax Edmund Kuempel By DANA STELL Staff writer Arts groups wanting funding through the citys hotel motel room occupancy tax have until 8 to submit their money On the Arts and Cultural Commission will review those requests and divide its share of the citys room tax among needy arts By that Commission chairman Mike Walker hopes his group will know whether the arts will receive 10 percent or 30 percent of the citys I dont know whats going to thats up to City Walker said Hopefully by the time we get together well know how much were going to The curfgflt room occupancy tax is 8 with half of fbtir cents going to the Of the other the city receives 10 arts groups get 10 and the convention and tourist fund of the Chamber of Commerce receives 80 Earlier this the Options and Opportunities appointed by City suggested in creasing the room tax rate and giving arts groups 30 percent of the Ten percent of said committee chairman Edward would go toward development of a performing arts Walker explained that the Arts and Cultural Corn See Page 8A g T Unicorn athletes honored Mavericks New Braunfels Ntw Texas 18 Thursday January 25 Cents 16 Pages Sections Reagan touts covert aid in Nicaragua WASHINGTON AP President Reagan says the United States must continue supporting antigovernment rebels in but that it would be very difficult to provide money openly that could be considered acts of Reagan expressed his views Wednesday amid new warnings that Congress will turn down any request for additional rebels battling Nicaraguas San dinista The covert aid I is not a viable Richard chair man of the Senate Foreign Relations said in a speech at the National Press who gave the first in terview of his second term Wed nesday to The Associated also revealed that he has proposed Geneva as the setting for a new round of nuclear arms control talks with the Soviet beginning early in He said there has been no reply yet from the if there is some reason thats not satisfactory to well continue trying to find a the president He noted that Moscow and Washington agreed to try to fix a time and a place for the talks within a month of Secretary of State George Shultz meeting 7r8 with Were still in that single Reagan so I dont think that this is much foot Congress imposed a ban on ad ditional secret aid to Nicaragua last October until A number of including David chairman of the Senate Intelligence have said the United States should fund the rebels openly instead of with secret Asked about that Reagan See Page 8A Merriweather project at halfway mark By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities crews are about halfway done with a service clearance pole project on Merriweather John electrical distribution said big delivery trucks for Krogers and Eckerds were periodically snagging utility lines on that So were in the process of installing service clearance poles on the Highway 81 side of the street to meet federal road clearance he Most of the service clearance poles have been installed on every other lot on the Highway 81 side of Merriweather New poles on the other side of Merrriweather have been moved closer to the so theyre in a straight line and off private Where both new poles are in the utility wire has been raised and strung across the street at a higher distance off the Huck said in most the utility wires have been raised from 10 to 12 feet to allow more clearance for big but telephone lines still sag down where the utility lines used to Were only about halfway See Page 8A Inside A Water Watch Comal River 230 cfs down 8 Canyon inflow 449 els down 17 Dam outflow 800 els samel Edwards Aquilei 623 77 up Canyon Lake level 903 85 down Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today and turning cloudy with a 20 percent chance of drizzle Winds will be from the southwest near 10 mph becoming light and variable tonight and easterly near 10 mph on and Friday will be in the mid with a low tonight in the mid This mornings low was and yesterdays high was Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at 7 24 CANYON LAKE 5A 68B 5B 1B ABBY 4B 4B 4A 3B 8A LISTINGS SB 3A Duckies behind bars LESLIt KHItWALDl Animal shelter manager Olen Elliott tries to arent staying in the shelter very corral a Landa Park duck in one of the longmost are adopted soon after shelters dog The captured as Oh theres a fence on top of the pen to part of a plan to reduce the park duck keep them from flying the Texans dislike blue poll shows lottery get support AUSTIN CAP Parimutuel betting on horse a state lottery and Sunday shopping all are favored by the majority Texans questioned in a new the pollster Pollster George Shipley on Wed nesday said his survey shows percent support for killing the Blue Law that effectively closes most stores on Twentysix percent of the about 700 people surveyed said they like the The rest had no A similar survey conducted by the Texas Poll at Texas University in 1984 showed 70 percent of all Texans want the law The Shipley survey showed that 55 percent of the people questioned favor legalized parimutuel Thirtyfive percent oppose and 10 percent had no Such polls have a margin of error of about 5 tho pollster A state lottery was favored by 57 percent of those Twenty seven percent were against it and percent had no Hay DWichita lias introduced a bill calling for the repeal of the Blue Several major retailers have organized to push for The poll was paid for by Texans for Blue Law Repeal a coalition that includes and Shipley Im increasingly convinced that the feeling of an overwhelming majority of Texans is that its time for a Karabee said at a news conference called to release the survey Shipley said there is no information to indicate that momandpop stores would be hurt hy Small stores have survived in other states thai have killed the according to the The Texas Automobile Dealers small retailers and some rural areas have fought Expert says Texas reform bill puts education in straitjacket By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The school curriculums lack of diversity that has come about from the educational reform HB is a teacher educator said before a meeting of student teaching Bob president of the Association of Teacher spoke at the Cooperative Dinner Tuesday sponsored by Southwest Texas State Universitys Teaching New Braunfels 1SD hosted the meeting of about 200 teachers and administrators from area school High school curriculum is a closed If you add required you have to decrease With the new we have increased required courses so that a student only has three What happens to all of those other abilities that are not covered by the basics Houston The postindustrial ages main characteristic is many socioligists and it is reflected in every aspect of modern except Houston We know kids are and the society they are moving into needs a vast array of talents and But school right now has taken a single model of intellegence and fostered it to the exclusion of all others left It leaves out the many students who excel in other traits that could contribute to the humanities and the Houston Diversity in teaching was also being legislated out of he We did a study of teaching ap And we found three professional teaching approaches and four But HB 72 has limited teachers to one the task focuser Houston He explained that one professional approach is the child who considers the way a child feels about himself to be most important This type of teacher may not always have the neatest room or have the paperwork done on but this teacher creates an enjoyable lear ning environment in which each child feels he has a Another professional approach is the task who puts achievement as the highest Their students The third professional approach is the pragmatist who uses some of both of the other two and reflect back to everyone whatever she feels the other person wants to hear This person also a politician and will take on jobs such as chairman of a You could not run a school en tirely on the child nor do you want to have all task A mixture of all three types makes a school the educator He also took exception with the testing Teachers are going to be teaching with those testing elements in and when everyone has gotten the basics then with whatever time they have left they will try to cover the world outside the Are the basic skills really adequate How long will parents put up with students having See Page 8A   

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