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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Parting shots By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Newlyelected Comal ISO trustees Tom Lee Ikels and Cldy Spud George didnt get to vote on the million bond issue Monday Outgoing board members Karen Jim Rector and Kenneth Wun derlich got that privilege or depending on ones point of But they did so designating May 18 as the day CISD patrons will decide FOR or AGAINST the districts first bond election in more than 11 The last time facility im provements were put to a public vote was on when a million bond issue passed by almost a 300vote After the May 18 election was called Monday Rector and Rust received plaques for their three years of service on the Wunderlichs service dated back to and included three years as board None of the trio New CISD trustees sworn in Wunderlich raps priorities ran for Wunderlich was the only one who had any parting some of which criticized athletic booster the present and the local news I decided not to go out without saying Ive said a lot over the last six and Im not Wunderlich Its with mixed feelings that I ap proach this Im sad because I believe so strongly in my efforts to improve the instructional and academic programs of this Im because of the wear on me with my friends and enemies clearly In reviewing old Wun derlich said he had come across letters that were sent to me that were also sent to the local papers and readily published especially the one that created an analogy of me and Hitlers that I played a character in And a See Page 16A New trustees from left Clay Tom Potter and Lee Ikels are sworn in CISD PHOTO New Braunfels Herald New Texas Wednesday 25 Cents 26 Pages2 Sections Jammed lever foils shuttle astronauts CAPE AP Discoverys astronauts twice snagged a power switch on a crippled satellite with their robot arm but failed to restore the payloads electrical power as they had Mission Control told commander Karol Bobko to abandon the effort and to fire his engines to get the shuttle away from the You did everything you possibly Mission Control communicator Dave Hilrners told the With the shuttle flying in formation 30 feet from the Syncom communications astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon carefully guided the 50foot arm so that makeshift flyswater tools on the end brushed against the side of the slowly rotating A live television shot showed the device twice snag a fourinch power lever only to pass over without budging One rung of the threerung plastic device broke under the Seddon had only a sixminute or in which to do the When that time Hilmers The window is perform the separation We had hard physical contact on at least two oc commander Karol Bobko It was a great Hilmers If power had been switched on on the Syncom com munications an antenna on top would have extended after 80 seconds and the payload would have spun up to 33 rpm after 33 But astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman said We have to the omni antenna never did come up and the spin rate still is less than 2 Throughout the Bobko and pilot Don Williams had guided Discovery to the closing in to 30 feet from a distance of 46 the Williams exclaimed as Syncom came into The astronauts did a 90minute flyaround inspection of the million satellite to make certain all was They reported it was spinning at a comfortable one revolution every 36 seconds and that the power lever was partially to an elevation of about 90 Mission Control said the lever would not trip on the electrical power until it reached 110 and told them to proceed with the Bobko and Williams then held the shuttle steady at the 30foot distance and Seddon extended the arm with the crude tools on the The failure of the lever to move indicated it had jam It was a major diappointment to Mission Control and the astronauts who had worked long hours to devise a rescue plan and to construct the makeshift Sedon had two sixminute 90 minutes in which to turn on the But controllers had told the crew to quit the effort if they made hard contact during the first first regardless of the 1 There will be no further attempts to trip the lever with the said Mission Control commentator Steve Really heavy industry Panel suggests creating M3 industry zone By DANASTELL Staff writer Taking a charge from City Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday struck at least five items from the heavy industrial zoning category and recom mended 21 items be placed in a third industrial Recommendations from the workshop now will be presented to Council for final During the threehour which included about 15 local industry Planning and Zoning Commission line by items listed in Ml light industry i and M2 heavy Members of FM 306based industries presented a proposed zoning list to protect their with which the Commission generally Among their suggestions was the addition of a section in the Ml class to allow storing of production material and finished goods that are allowed by Ml The commission also agreed to place a catchall phrase at the head of the Ml although it could not decide on the precise That paragraph would allow in Ml manufacturing process that doesnt emit odor or fumes objectionable to persons of ordinary sensibility or reasonably hazardous to health beyond the property lines and which doesnt generate noise or vibration perciptible to surrounding The Commission agreed to ask the city attorney to decide on the phrasing of the Commission member Mike Dietert asked why any specific items need to be listed under the Ml classification if that catchall paragraph is Member Joe Hartigan responded that the list cuts down on the What this delineation does if you dont fall into a planning director and those people are going to make you present in detail what your process is and what youre going to be Hartigan Industrial zoning Mission Valley Mills is M1 M1 light industry allows uses from bakeries to laundries to lumber yards to plumbing and sheet metal That district also allows manufacturing operations that do not emit offensive odors and noises beyond the property such as welding and fabrication M2 heavy industry will allow uses from cotton ammonia and power plants to lumber wrecking stock and dye M3 proposed heavy industry could allow such uses currently under such as rock struc tural pipe and iron or the manufacture of paper or CISD career ladder termed confusing inside And different people and this commission will have the opportunity to review and have an understanding of what youre going to The catchall paragraph includes eight uses which must follow the guidelines for odor and fume emission before being allowed among them are foundaries metal and punching the Com mission added cleaning and heat sheet metal shops welding Commission added and the storage and curing of hides and Larry Lewis of Comal Tannery persuaded the Com mission that his although called a only cures but does not tan And the Com mission agreed to place curing in the Ml Tanning operations remained in Other changes to the Ml classification include the move to M2 of breweries and distilleries and of poultry killing and dressing Bus barns and lots were moved to C3 In accordance with recommendations from FM 306 the Commission agreed to remove the word small from the boat manufacturing and eliminated the manufacture of blacking and of alcohol and alcoholic Added to the manufacturing section were vinyl and recreational and outing The Commission left it to City Council to decide whether to move flour feed grain and grain elevators to If the M2 classification were given to grain elevators See Page 16A The idea is to climb but lacking state funds will mean the Comal ISD career ladder isnt going to be very tall this That bad news came from Bill Brown Monday before the board appointed a committee of brave souls to designate which Level Two teachers will receive career ladder money for the 198485 school After this eligibility will be determined strictly by We have funding for 83 but well probably have 160 teachers or better Thats just going by state Brown To get that number Ill have to develop stricter This career ladder thing is and bad for those districts without enough money to give to all those who The superintendent said he im plemented the career ladder in Caldwell ISD before he came to I had money to give to so there were no mixed emotions like I have he All classroom teachers must be assigned to Level One or Level Two this but Brown said any teacher without three years of experience is not eligible for Level The career ladder supplement does not apply to or nondegree Brown said the minimum Level Two career ladder supplement is which will prevent the district from giving all those who qualify Selection committee members approved by the board were Bulverde Elementary Principal Connie Personnel Director James Sheffield and Community Education Director Aden They will be joined by two Level Two yet to be They definitely have their job cut out for Brown told the Their task will be to go through CISD roundup every personnel tile and find everyone with nine hours and 135 When they get over 83 theyll come knocking on and We have a Thats when Ill come knocking on your door with some stricter Brown told the To qualify for Level a teacher must have a bachelors degree and three years of teaching along with 9 semester hours of higher education work in their general area of teaching assignment or class or 135 clock hours of advanced academic or a combination of the two on a ratio of one semester hour to 15 hours of advanced academic Teachers with a masters degree in the subject they and two years of experience also qualify for Level A satisfactory performance evaluation last year will also be needed to Brown said special consideration would be given to at least nine Smithson Valley High School who received negative personal comments on their evaluations last year and stirred up a slight controversy over the former principal Brown added that career ladder money would be given out by the end of In other trustees approved 45 student transfers for the 198566 school All of them were either children who were grandfathered when the transfer policy was or require special education andor Others have parents who work for See Page 16A GOPs trying to stave off defeat on Nicaragua aid WASHINGTON AP House and Senate Republican leaders are seeking an alternative plan for aid to Nicaraguan rebels designed to avert the fifst congressional defeat of President Reagans second Republican leader Bob Michel all but conceded on Tuesday that of releasing million in aid to the Contras have a majority of at least in the Michel said he advised Reagan during an hourlong meeting that he will look for an alternative to Reagans proposal in order to keep it from I reminded the president that in my judgment House Speaker Thomas ONeill has put his feet in concrete on this Michael referring to a concerted Democratic campaign against the Contra aid For the Reagan was reported to be resisting any modification to his In the Senate sources David Durenburger of Min chairman of the Intelligence Committee and an influential Republican was also examining alternatives to Reagans proposal announced April Reagan asked Congress to approve the million in humanitarian aid for the rightist Contras seeking overthrow of the Sandinista gover nment in But if negotiations between the two sides broke down after 60 Reagan said the United States would begin providing weapons to the Sources who spoke on condition that they not be identified said Durenberger and other House members and senators are looking for ways to eliminate the military aid all while still using the million as an incentive to encourage an end to the civil war in northern Durenberger has had a number of meetings with Richard chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and with Secretary of State George but so far no specific alter native has been agreed the sources Water Watch Comal cfs down 4 Canyon cfs down 59 Canyon Dam outflow cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake down Todays Weather Partly skies and temperatures reaching the mid80s remain in the forecast through The evening should be fair with temperatures dropping to the low 60s Early morning cloudiness will change to partly cloudy skies again Tuesdays high was and this mornings low was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at Rangers win It had to happen The Texas Rangers won a baseball It happened in where the Rangers have had little luck the past few Mean the Astros pushed across six ninthinning runs to beat the Details in A Sweep All three local baseball teams won their games Tuesday as Canyon defeated Lockhart New Braunfels stopped Fredericksburg 70 and Smithson Valley whipped Southside TV
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