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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars Bulldogs Page6 New Braunfels Herald New Texas 110 Tuesday June 25 Cents 12 Pages Court says silence not so golden WASHINGTON AP Public schools may not set aside daily moments 6f silence if students are told that prayer is one possible activity during the the Supreme Court ruled By a 63 the justices ruled that an Alabama law allowing such periods for meditation or voluntary prayer by public school students violated the constitutionally required separation of church and The ruling represents a strong reaffirmation of the courts 1962 decision banning organized prayer sessions as part of the public school Four hurt in two wrecks By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Four New Braunfels residents were sent to McKenna Memorial Hospital from injuries received in two separate car accidents last Karen Kuykendall of 47 Guada Coma was listed in good condition as of presstime A hospital spokeswoman said she had suffered a head Two Rebbkka Jay and Minde Rae and John Holland a 19yearold Pearland were also treated and released from All along with Stephen Ed ward Benys of were in volved in a twocar accident at the intersection of Coll and Comal streets about 9 who was driving a 1982 pickup truck with Davis as his was charged with Driving While Benys truck was traveling westbound on East Coll at a high rate of speed and ran the stop sign at the CollComal intersection and struck the 1984 driven by Karen In a separate Suzanne Jerline of 465 Walnut was struck by a 1971 Cadillac in the 400 block of North Liberty about See Page 5 But it does not mean that public schools cannot provide for a daily moment of during which students may pray if they so The legislative intent to return prayer to the public schools of quite different from merely protecting every students right to engage in voluntary prayer during an appropriate moment of silence during the school Justice John Paul Stevens wrote for the The addition of or voluntary prayer indicates that the state in tended to characterize prayer as a favored Such an en dorsement is not consistent with the The addition of or voluntary prayer indicates that the state intended to characterize prayer as a favored Such an endorsement is not consistent with the established principle that the govern ment must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward Paul Stevens established principle that the complete neutrality toward government must pursue a course of Stevens The momentofsilence case was as politically charged as any on the high courts docket this Numerous political candidates in 1984 in cluding President Reagan called for a return of organized prayer in public The Reagan en tering the Alabama case as a friend of the told the justices that such state laws enhance the op portunity for students to include silent prayer as part of their ac President Reagan favors a con stitutional amendment that in View from the top On a clear you can see a long way from the site of the new New Braunfels ISD elementary school on County Line Road south of FM The steel skeleton of the school has been and NBISD officials are hoping to have the school finished by the end of Funds to build the asyet unnamed elementary fetti DERVL school came from an million bond issue which NBISD voters approved in More fields sought for Camp Comal By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Its the same old story too many projects and not enough Thats what members of the New Braunfels Adult Softball Association heard Association President Janice Lee and members of her group Monday asked the advisory board to recommend to City Council that a fourfield softball complex be added to the citys fall bond Lee proposed that development of a complex at Camp Comal would cost about That includes the relocation of a hardball field to the other end of the where a soft ball diamond is now She said members of the softball association will donate their time and work during construction of the But Parks board members were reluctant to recommend the action to City Id like to see more definitive cost said board member Robert Hamel in his Inform City Council that it is a finelooking that it warrants more and that we would like to see more definitive information about Hamel I like Id like to see it we dont have any Proposals for the parks portion of the city bond issue already include for development of Cypress Bend Park for Parks roundup revitalization of the Ernst Eikel Haymarket and HEB soccer field for land acquisition for future and for con servation and renovation of the golf I feel real uneasy already for what we have for said board member Sharon Is there something that should come off I dont Parks director David Whatley said he would like to look at a Camp Comal plan as a Whatley said there are 15 acres of greenbelt along the river and a dance slab that could be utilized I would rather see five ball diamonds rearranged and moved than nothing at not trying to do it all at said Showing slides of a fourfield complex in College Whatley described the possible field The softball fields would surround a central concession which also would house restrooms and four scorekeeping The complex could have a fenced warmup concretefloored dugouts and bleachers on a concrete Lee and other members of the Softball association will present their case to City Council June And the parks board talked about the development of Cypress Bend which also is included in the bond Whatley showed the group a possible design for a small tennis complex that could run about Adding other sports facilities such as soccer and softball would raise that price close to the alreadyproposed Why not worry about the whole thing that will get Cypress Bend a reasonable price Phair suggesting an approach for work at Cypress Bend similar to the one she suggested for Camp Comal do a little at a See Page 5 overturn the Supreme Courts 1962 The 1962 despite numerous assertions to the did not outlaw voluntary prayers in public As Forest a Washington lawyer for the National Association of said in a recent You can hardly engage in thought The decision 23 years ago drew the line at official sponsorship of prayer Even without momentof silence no state or court can prevent any student from engaging in silent See Page 5 Short of cash NBISD blames HB 72 for tax rate hike By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The dozen people who attended the New Braunfels ISD budget hearing Monday asked plenty of questions about a proposed percent tax rate but in the end agreed it was The new budget exceeds last years original budget by Last in the wake of House Bill trustees had to amend the 198486 budget to add in state mandated Other provisions of HB the states education reform make up a lot of the rest By the time you add up teacher which make up 53 percent of the Lonnie assistant superintendent of then all other the debt service and the increase in you have just about 85 percent of the That leaves only 15 percent that you can play The increase in the local share of the basic education program caused by HB 72 plus the required teacher pay lower studentteacher ratios in grades kindergarten through and the career ladder make up cents of the cent increase in the tax Curtis In other words the tax rate would only be going up from this years cents per valuation to instead of if it were not I thought that some of the big city school districts got a big windfall in increased funding from HB Trustee Don Bedford The big ones That is why in the last legislative session nothing changed in HB 72 because the Big 7 were afraid it might hurt their preferred Superintendent Charles Bradberry The bill strongly favors the big cities because those appraisal districts can keep more like Bexar County is about at 90 percent valuation and ours is running about NBISDs appraised value by the See Page 5 Heat wave scorches South schools close in Mississippi Inside ATLANTA AP Dixie is broiling in a dry heat wave that has turned streets into frying kept children home from strained already depleted reservoirs and sent the demand for electricity for air conditioners And as record high temperatures blanketed the Peep South on Mon there was no sign of relief from the gently whirling dervish of high pressure in the Gull of Mexico thats been turning up the ISchopls in Vicksbwg and Warren were ordered dosed today because of the Outdoor training was stopped at Parris Island Marine Corps Training Station at Monday when the tem perature hit 103 at nearby said David spokesman at the base where the temperature rose to degrees Monday Daily records were broken or tied Monday in 103 and 102 100 and 9i and and Miami hit 96 and Memphis and Miami reached In Josephs Hospital emergency room treated a a patient Sunday who burned her feet walking barefoot across hot In where Lakeland recorded an alltirae high of state health officials issued a heat alert warning residents to stay Water Watch Coma Rivei Canyon Canyon Oam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 215 down 191 313 down 47 same 26 down Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly sunny and humid with southeasterly winds at 1520 miles per hour and Skies should turn cloudy but be back to partly sunny by Wed nesday afternoon with a 20 per cent chance of Southeasterly winds will decrease tonight to 1015 shifting to the south at 1015 mph on Wed Highs today and Wed nesday will be in the low 90s with a low tonight in the upper This mornings low was and yesterdays high was 93Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Texas baseball Louis sent fastballer Nolan Ryan to an early shower as the Cardinals pounded the The Texas Rangers did some pounding of their own in beating the Chicago White Sox 73 behind Larry Parrishs threerun Page CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY 5 9 HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER
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