New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 30, 1987, Page 5

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung April 30, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Insight Thursday April 30 1987 Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas Page 5AReport states crime victims' statements have little impact Al MTN AP \ p u report says the statements designed to tell parole officials turn crime v ic Urns feel aren't reaching the Board of Pardons and Paroles in many cases A study initiated In the Texas (’rime \ ictim (Tearinghouse found th.it only I percent of the victim impact statements were reaching parole officials for me in deciding w ti ic Ii criminals 'n release from prison The impart statement was created when the Lee slature in 1985 passed the Cr one \ ictim Bill of Bights Though ■'till a relatively new procedure the vietim impact statement appear- ’n -flare the same situation as that ut tin vie tim largely ignored or forgotten bv tfu* criminal justice system said tin clearinghouse report that was release d VVedne-dav The victims clearinghouse, an arm of the governor’s office, said that despite the I percent use rate, the impact statements shouldn't f>e abandoned It is still the most effective voice the victim can have, given the current crisis in the criminal justice system.’ the report said The impact statements were created to give victims an opportunity to express the physical and emotional damage of crime as well as the financial cost to them rho information is supposed to he considered at the time a rimmal is sentenced and. if a criminal is sent to prison, it is to ti* made part of the inmates record But the -dudy found that of ; i .***• statements distributed to . i tuns between Nev I. 1985 and Jan I 1**87 only loo reached the Boar I of Pardons and Paroles for consideration at parole hearings The study made several recommendations for making the statements more effective, including drafting of a shorter less complicated form and making certain that all those involved at each stage of the criminal justice system be educated on the use and importance of the statements The report's release was one of several crime-related developments at the Capitol Wednesday Among them Gov Bill Clements said his office has awarded $50,000 to Upshur County to assist in the pro secution of Jerry Animal’’ McFadden Combined with a previous grant this brings the total awarded to nearly $100,000 in the case officials said McFadden is charged with capital murder in the IWO slaying of an 18-year-old Hawkins High School cheerleaderTexas' public schools funding system ruled unconstitutional AUSTIN <AP) — A judge ruled yesterday that the state’s system of funding public schools was unconstitutional and must be remedied State District Judge Harley Clark’s decision capped a bitter, 24-month court battle that had come down to one question: Should Texas give more state school aid to property-poor school districts than to those with lots of rich taxpayers0 Under the present distribution of combined local and state funds, students in poorer districts don’t have as good a chance for a quality education as those in wealthier districts, the judge said In his decision. Clark said he found no evidence presented during the trial or anything in the law that spelled out ’a compelling reason” that would justify continued discrimination against poorer school districts in receiving financial aid from the state lf one district has more access to funds than another district, the wealthier one will have the best abili ty to fulfill the needs of its students. ” Clark said He ordered the present system replaced with one more equitable and constitutional, and set a May ll hearing date for a possible injunction against the state “It’s silly to ask for an injunction. Assistant Atttomey General Kevin O’Hanlon said in a later session on the decision "You would have to en join the Legislature but I don’t think they can do that because the Legislature is not a party to this lawsuit.” Albert Kauffman, attorney for a group of property-poor districts suggested the state be given three to six months to begin operating a constitu-tional system of distributing state school aid Jim Turner, representing a group of districts supporting the state sug gested no injunction begin until September 1989 in order to give the next Legislature a chance to act "According to this ruling the Legislature is ultimately going to have to redistrict school districts ” Turner said ■ The Legislature has been in the process of redrawing our school financing system for the last 15 years.” said Lt. Gov Bill Hobby I think we have made enormous progress ” Hobby predicted the court decision would have no immediate impact on the legislature Rick Gray, an attorney for some of the property-poor districts, said the ruling undoubtedly would put pressure on the Legislature”to find a way to fix it If that happens this session or in the future is a question for the legislature and the appellate courts to decide.” Texas Education Commissioner William Kirby said the state will ap peal We remain firmly convinced that Texas system of public school finance meets the constitutional test of equity ” Kirby said Guest Column Memories of Six Flags in the spring Bv HICK S VI T H Sh*'f man D« mocrat This spring HK.*. mg since I aas F lags I »\ t>f I« > . WL. resist th** park * But as S grew old faint**! and L*.nt* 12 year s ti.cl pa- « I pilgrimage to Uh* So I went t»a» s I wish I had? t skull Is,.c .* g I search**! c\cryv confer I ft.it * rtMt it*n.t **!    .,i% * M ht* I nd i But th No more I * an t re mg Esp ta* k> bv jim.'! fir rig spaniards and L.i:? f a hat made the ride • s .ll Was the Captain A ’! el : ail. worked at six Flags * • s t**lls me that riverbed! , '.ens were at th** very top of the ■ imps p**# King order *    .    •    rs nigh! start out sweep :* ..I k> >r selling ice cream ai tLev worked hard if they <• . i. t* i rn nit* r after summer tm were good someday ght make riverbed! ( aptatn fhe La s.ill** ml** Th*- ( aptains remember ■ red '• * same spiel vear after ii j lest after quest ’.«■ ’ *>.»: ii. ated down th** Tidy * ■ ie: ver th** Captain using < t ! at her s v roon cracked at I terrible Jokes that brought ?• vat’ . * When an automated ► 'M *■ • river bank tri**d to •«■ • < th* t tptum pointed v. ot’.g couple on th** twat and - ......... g ,;ke Those t**es , .<■ iv ..I i But wouidn I you tie *.s u somebody were trying st# al vour honey ”* ii.#!.’    „    • #.! Lie rid*- was the < ave Jus! as the out of !!. i« at ll !i’#s1 tow a! d a w aler I k»n t still set I once saw a k* I lo year old try to jump * Kit * ’»...! Mv t :<*ther th* water ’<    \    th#- as? possible moment Saturday the May day for seniors activity p rn vd exhibit s 1 It her ai t iv it « -month of Mav an from 8 -Mo 9 j Ii 21    J*1    aru workshops w i ti# 2    •    Mav    I    ii    M carvers wilt meet Mav HI. 27 an I I I to anal ciasse — will tie held each from lo a in to noon and ■* piay tit May 12 19 and 2t> p rn County senior Citizens ca "a's and lunch will tv held May ll ’    " ’ a ll to 4 ;o p in !ol $2 and ’is# \ XBI* no***!mg and Mother s Day • ’ w ii tv held Ma) Jo from ** to May Jo Ke-ervuturns for the "4 im ti at v required « Acoi.,# rs bridge will tie played L to 4 p rn May Jo and the book ■ w i iii! will meet at 9 a rn May D inih.ies I- from I to 4 p m May I hi and 22 DAVE LENNOX ANNOUNCES A BIG HIT FOR AIR CONDITIONER BUYERS * LENNOX 0.0% JcEL Vi    _ TNE EfTXaENCV CXHCRT* OR -•#,) IWO V #• * I Cl ■‘rn $30040 SS? From April 1st til June 30, 1987, Lennox is offering a super deal on High Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems •SCX fpDJt# applies to 14 ser es air conditioners I* I iu[nj( es only ma >s limited to one rebate per .evidence CALL TODAY FOR COMPLETE DETAILS! The sheer Kiberglas rock walls swung open revealing a mysterious cave filled with skeletons that guarded treasure chests Ad lit by eerie black lights The brave little boat sailed through the cave naturally while grown ups grinned and children clung to their mothers The tioat rounded a final U*nd in the river and there we were always back at th** starting point Alw ay s too s##*»n I ve never forgotten on** phrase that the t aptatn delivered \fter an ear splitting cannon fusilade from the spanish tort sp. • water splashing up all around and on us the Captain would Sir. Thev re such t ad shots TI «*y couldn t hit the I)road suit* of a little French nvertwat Bobet spanish cannoneers couldn t sink th** nv**rt*oat but a new whitewall*! iafM ale finally did it in with a million dollar broad side The tacky new ride is as dull as February No Indian attacks No pirate s ave No riverboat Captain I'm glad that Six Flags has kept some of the old rides the Model Ts spelunker s Cave the Casa de Magnet ic a Th* old rides always had more mystery than machinery and relied on charm, not cheap thrills They used imagination not just a free fall drop from a lo-story tower to excite the riders I do like some of Six Flags new stuff Bul I worry about their teen aged s!:»t*> sweepers What can kids look for ward lo Hushing buttons to start ii: automated raft ride'’ I miss the old Six Flags And I I trade a dozen double loop roller coasters for one more ride on a little French riverboat v\ Flags is calling me again this spring But you can t go home again se* THE WILD GOOSE Proudly presents a collection of w orks from some of the best local and state artisans and artists Located in one of .Yew Braunfels oldest historical buildings makes shopping a pleasure. Convenient and Free Carking available. Featuring the hottest thing going .. Hand painted one of a kind fashions bv Artist Sandy Boss Homemade rockers ot < >ak. Hickory and Cedar starting at $.>#■> OO Antiques, gifts and souvenirs. 26S E. San Antonio, New Braunfels (N«it Door to Prmco Solmt Inn) Tubes    for Sale $6    629-31 Rollo’s Barbecue Whole Brisket BBQ 4-6 lbs. $2.99 lb. Whole or Half BBQ Hams $2.69 lb. Family Pack Special $8.95 Includes Sauce 1 pf. Potato Salad 1 pt. Pinto Beans 1 pt. Cole Slaw Choice of 1 Meat 112 lb. Beef I Va lb. Sausage 1 v2 lb. Ribs 112 lb. Ham Order Your BBQ Chicken To Go Only Custom Catering I Party Trays 719 Nay. 46 S. 629-1625 Two words were not included in the previous publication of this Honorable mention poem committed by Clifford \elson This is an accurate copy of Mr \elson’s work Also Cynthia Thayer took second place in the Grades 4-5 category but her name u as incorrectly spelled in our re count For purposes of her scrapbook the head for her w inning entry is printed belou Honorable mention Clifford Nelson A Greater Pain The youthful Keats had fears that fitted youth VS hen most of life and ail of hope s ahead He knew he had too much to say of truth And had inside an aw ful aching dread That all the seething workings of his brain Might not tie told if he should die too young That alt the truth and beauty would remain I nw ritten in the dust w here he w as flung But time a greater pain quite often brings Toone who slued too long, whose mind Once teeming w uh the tortured untold things Now seems a barren desert w here he c an find None of the erstheld thoughts and dreams instead The level sands just lie there bare and dead Second Place Cynthia Thayer WALLY TASSOS Announces The BEAN POT Barbecue * 2 BAR-B-Q Cafeteria Nou Open tor Business open daily at 11 am 7 days a week Food to go a specialty Custom Bar-B-Quing 620-0205 IH 35 I and Canyon lake exit 306 ^LAGUNA REEF Rockport Quality Inn (512)729-1742 rome to Rockport and stay in one of our lovely I 01 J bedroom Condo's beautifully furnished looking out over majestic Aransas Hay Sun on our private beach fish off our private I.hod loot lighted pier right outside your door Getaway Package i King or Queen accomodations    $48 1 Bedroom Condo t furnished Sleeps 4      $75 2 Bedroom C ondo v furnished - Sleeps 6 >    $90 COL PON Bring this coupon for ^ 25% off regular price Expires 3 J 8 For Reservations Call: (512) 729 1742 1021 VV afer St Rockport Texas 78:182 I mile off Business i5 GUADA COMA MECHANICAL 1617 Highway 81-W    625-2420 ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: April 30, 1987

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