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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 274 Local Exit test concerns Sports NBs Wright a winner See Page Feature Staying cool See Page 1B Cliffs accidents bring grief to Preiss Heights residents Editors note we dont run letters to the editor on the front But well make an exception with this because it offers a different perspective to the recent tragedies at the cliffs across from Preiss Heights where two people have leaped to their deaths in the past As youll the cliff jumpers arent the only ones who suffer from their To the Editor As a resident of Preiss Heights and a regular visitor to our my family has witnessed several of these terrible loss of lives and permanent injuries to various people over the past several On July my family had invited friends to a picnic and fun day at the Our fun and enjoyment was ruined by a 17yearold from Converse who broke his neck several feet in front of My friend pulled him from the water where he was floating and He is paralyzed from the neck and will be for the rest of his We went to the park very little the rest of the summer of We had our 85 Fourth of July celebration July 7 last Sunday because of rain and several other The same friends were with us as the previous but this year my mother and fatherin law and my own mother were with My friend and I had discussed the fact that we hoped this year would be much better than last years We had just finished our dinner and my brotherinlaw came running to the picnic table telling us someone had drowned and we must get Our private park was soon filled with Sheriffs Department all kinds of oh the victims Not only were they but so was my who was recovering from an illness and the tragic death of my dear who died from leukemia several months She was just a year older than the man who had Do I need to say our day was totally ruined After the June 8th I read in the paper the City of Seguin said the people in the park across from the cliffs could do I wonder if they know how many times we have given rides and directions to several hundred people over the past several How many of our fun times have been ruined by these I could not agree more with game warden Neil Etheridge that the the the cliffs are not to blame it is the I know this letter is too long but I could not sleep another night until I wrote This is the sign I feel should be posted in addition to the ones the City of Seguin put If you tell the they usually See Page 14A CalM800 LIVEAID to make a contribution Story below New Braunfels Herald New Texas Sunday July 50 Cents 54 Sections Reagan back in charge AP President Reagan was recovering beautifully Saturday after surgeons removed a large intestinal growth in his colon and found no sign of cancer reassumed authority as chief executive about eight hours after in an un precedented his power to the vice president as a Dale head of surgery at Bcthesda Naval removed a twofootsection of Reagans intestine which contained the It would not be known until Monday whether the or was itself but doctors said if it the surgery itself should be Shortly before Reagan signed a letter directing Vice President George Bush to tem porarily assume the powers and duties of the presidency while he was incapable of exercising authority The operation lasted two hours and 53 beginning shortly before noon White House spokesman Speakes was asked when Reagan would regain his authority from He said it would be a matter of hours if not then tomorrow arrangements were being made for Reagan to run the government from the suburban Washington hospital for seven to 10 days while he Reagan was continuing to recover early Saturday night and had been awake for short periods of time and talking with physicians and Speakes Bush spent the day at his spokesman There was no question among senior ad ministration officials that Bush for all practical the ac ting president and in command of armed Stephen Rosenberg of the National Cancer another member of the surgical said it would not be known until Monday whether the which had been potentially actually was But Oiler said that while we do not know whether there was cancer in the the examination of the shows no evidence of cancer elsewhere in the liver or lymph for A preliminary biopsy report taken See Page 14A Live Aid rocks to spirited finale PHILADELPHIA AP A global jukebox booming a plea for Africas starving people touched hearts and wallets around the world with hundreds of millions of television viewers hopping elec tronically from London to Philadelphia to Moscow to Singer Uonel Richie closed the crossAtlantic concert in Philadelphia by announcing that donations had topped It was unclear whether the figure referred to funds raised just in the United States or included million announced earlier in More than 100 many of whom did not appear closed the 14hour Philadelphia show with a spirited rendition of We Are the a song recorded last winter by artists to raise funds for African Hours more than people jamming Londons Wembley Stadium sang along with Paul Mc Cartney as the former Beatle per formed the groups classic Let It Be to end the 10hour British segment of the international rock Irish singer Bob who brought together the starstudded cast for the international charity was lifted shoulderhigh on the 140foot revolving stage by David Alison Mayot and The Whos Pete as McCartney Bowie urged that the Live Aid festival become an annual British Labor Party legislator Tom Torney said he was seeking support to nominate Geldof for the Nobel Peace About 60 of the worlds greatest rock stars donated their talent Mick Patti Duran the Beach Eric Tina Turner and Bob Dylan among the performers in Philadelphia Elton Geldofs Boomtown and McCartney in Phil Collins sang in London and then crossed the Atlantic faster than the speed of sound on the Concorde to perform again in Good morning children of the This is your Woodstock and it is long Joan Baez told rock fans at John Kennedy where the playbill included Mick Tina Turner and Bob While the concert evoked the size and good feeling of the 1969 Wood stock it was closer in spirit to the Concert for Bangladesh organized by former Beatle George Harrison in 1971 to raise money for starving If you do millions of people will concert organjzer Geldof said Saturday morning as the music kicked off at Wembley Stadium in Any money that you send in which is the point of the whole thing 100 percent will go out to See LIVE Page HA Out standing in their field Engine trouble forced this plane down in a field north of New Braunfels Airport Friday Pilot Richard chief instructor for the Aero Club at Randolph Air Force talks with passengers Michael Peek and David LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERAL D UNG The plane landed off West meyer Lane near Kroesche Lane in Guadalupe No one was Inside Water Watch Comal River cfs down 18 Canyon inflow cfs up Canyon outflow 818 cfs down 10 Edwards same Canyon Lake level up Todays Weather Today will be sunny and hot with highs in the mid 90s cooling tonight to the mid No rain is in the Winds of five to 15 mph will be from the Saturdays high was 91 and Fridays low was Sunset today will be at Sunrise Monday will be at Help Needed As the worlds rock luminaries performed Saturday in London and Philadelphia to raise money for African famine the drought which has devastated much of the continent was still taking a deadly Page BUSINESS 5A CLASSIFIED 7158 COMICS 6B CROSSWORD 16B QEARABBY 168 HOROSCOPE 6B KALEIDOSCOPE 1168 OPINIONS 4A PUfiUC RECORDS 3A SPORTS 1Q12A WCATHER 3A The final test Principals have reservations about exit exams By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer If the State Board of Education has its students may soon have to take exit tests and pass to get a high school Principals at the three local high schools said they will do what the state board tells them but at least one said he has some slight reser vations about exit Smithson Valley High Principal Joe Rogers said students may feel all tested out by the time they finish high even without the proposed exit I guess its but I have some reservations on Students already take weekly mid sixweek and sixweek and then semester Say they take all their courses and make straight theyre still going to have to pass the exit State board gives its 7A If they say we have to administer it and the students have to pass it to well do Rogers But I think maybe the state is doing too much a little too Will principal at Canyon High said he is a firm believer in the Comal ISOs current policy that a student must pass the old TABS Texas Assessment of Basic Skills tests to I think students need a certain amount of knowledge to become worthwhile Krieg I can see a problem with some students feeling theyve gone through school and met all the and then have some problem on the exit They may never come back and get their Thats the only drawback I can see with exit as Jong as they model the test to cover general knowledge in certain he New Braunfels High Principal See Page 14A Officials see some flaws in noplay By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Smaller schools in this area are not completely satisfied with the noplay legislation that was upheld in a recent Texas Supreme Court While supporting the idea of academics before ex tracurricular local school administrators feel the ruling may cause some harm along with the Winfred superintendent of the Marion In dependent School is the most enthusiastic of local school We dont anticipate any problems with the he There are ad vantages and disadvantages to it but I see both As an overall I think its pretty Farquhar said he expects a few individual problems with the ruling but no major Byron superintendent of the SchertzCibolo Universal City Independent School doesnt expect to have many problems with the ruling he that school district has always put academics Steele said he feels a case should be reviewed every two weeks rather every six weeks as required by the Academics should always come before tracurricular Steele But it should be remembered that those activities are a very important part of a childs Navarro High School agreed
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