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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas Bentsen introduces rural electric bill WASHINGTON AP Lloyd Bentsen of Texas Introduced a bill aimed at heading off Interagency disagreements like one that stall ed million In loans for rural utilities In Texas earlier this The Texas Democrats Introduced Tues requires the Rural Electrification Ad ministration and the littleknown Federal Financing within the Treasury Depart to keep cash flowing to rural A cash now problem arose this fall when the REA refused to pay a late charge demanded by the bank on money loaned to Texas claiming Congress mandated REA funds be spent on loans and not late The impasse was bridged when Joe Bar went directly to Agriculture Secretary Richard who brought in high level officials from both Justice and Treasury departments to resolve the Bentsen said his legislation is Intended to avert any future disagreements by providing a legal ensuring the flow of loan My bill would require that every year REA and FFB enter into the loan commitment agreement by October 1 the start of the federal fiscal Benlsen said on the Senate If these agencies cannot reach an agree ment by that the previous years years agreement would remain in effect until they This will prevent a repetition of the recent he Millions of rural Americans depend on the electricity provided by rural electric which are dependent on the REA loan Brazos Electric Power Cooperative of Waco Included a million loan guarantee in their budget when they got it from the but the lack of an agreement meant that Brazos could not get the actual Bentsen Financial trouble for the of means higher electric bills for their rural such as the people Brazos serves In Central December Page 9 A Teacher pulls TV plug to stimulate creativity Committee to look at school dropout problem AUSTIN tAPi A special legislative committee on high school dropouts will hear from experts and students at its first hearing on Wednesday We are going to look at everything and we are going to make recommen 1 am to bring in more money to resolve some of the pro but money is not going to resolve all of this said Sen Gonzalo committee Its going to take hard work and some he Krnestive D Alice and said at a Commission reopens hearings on Paluxy Dam Tuesday news I hope this committee doesnt write a report thats put on the shelves of the legislative library and thats the end of The Wednesday agenda includes testimony by officials from the Texas Education Texas Depart ment of Corrections and the Inter cultural Development Research Association Several local high school students also are on the agen If we do nothing else but make the people of Texas aware of the danger of this problem and how it can ex plode in our face in the coming years then that would be Barrien tos The danger is continued welfare and continued and the next mugee might be he said WHITE Texas AP More than a week without television was like a day without sun shine for some fifthgraders when their teacher pulled the plug to stimulate their creativity and get them interested in other But the as a result of the became more attentive in handed in unprecedented numbers of extracredit romped and rediscovered household said teacher Lisa who had withheld Ricky Shelhorse confess ed to his diary that he wanted to die at the beginning of his week without The 70 North Elementary School pupils strained to refrain from watching a single television pro The videostarved at chanted TEE as the 25yearold teacher turned on the The teacher said she organized the mass abstinence to stir the students out of a passive promote stimulate creativity and im and to give families a chance to get Kids have been writing that theyve had better family said That makes me feel But then some of them also said their family was right on the They were about sick of each Family members had also been asked to join in the Students wrote of their experiences in a revealing siblings fought more and one mother stormed out of the house while her husband guarded the tube and turned up the But six children decided not to join their 70 classmates Id rather not torture said 11yearold Quentin Bakers at the beginning of the hummed a funeral dirge to a television set veiled in Baker printed contracts and told students how to keep a She said the even if unsuc would show students how im portant television was to their It was she I told the kids to begin Im not down on It can do some good It can be One mother pasted a sign over the familys main television that Go outside and DALLAS Ali decision by the Texas Water Commission to reopen hearings on the construction of a dam marks a victory or residents of the small community of which would be inundated if the project gots forward The hearings outcome will deter mine the future of the West Texas town about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth and could have a severe im pact on dinosaur tracks below the proposed dam which have been declared national landmarks The scenic town which has about M ulltlmc residents in addition to was founded before the Civil War said Janet whose ancestors were She said that if the dam is the grave of her greatgreatgrandfather will be under water Hes been buried there for 80 ears w uh the hope that he was going there in peace she said Tues ia My famt is up In arms about The water commission called Mon day or new hearings after 14 Paluxy landowners died alleging that improper communications took place brtween one water commissioner and the for supporters of the in hearings last summer There were certainly tion with resptvt to the manner in winch that matter was handled b she commission said Buck Wynne who joined the agetus after the case wa decided ne hfioiTinusMiiM reopen Dear Abby Wynne joined the commission on Sept succeeding Ralph the commissioner accused of discuss ing the Paluxy project with Frank attorney for dam backers Both Booth and Homing have denied the allegations Booths clients in the case are Somervell County and the neighboring cities of Stephenville and Glen which argued the dam was needed to ensure adequate drinking supplies However landowners say there are less expensive alternatives to building the Paluxy dam The Texas Parks and Wildlife which operates Dinosaur Valley State less than two miles downstream from the proposed dam Is also fighting the project In The parks rare dinosaur fossils are protected from freeze damage In the winter by the rivers which would be greatly reduced by the dam say park officials Parts of other tracks at the park that are outside the rivers low have already flaked off and deteriorated said director of parks Bill Dolman The are important scien tifically and certainly unique in hav ing tracks o both predator and said IKilman He said more than people the park from Sept iy86 to August and that paleontologists and archeologists rum around the coun tr regularU come study the tracks Even for a Help Is Just a Phone Call Away DKAK AHHV A short m Donitld Iulumbo hiui sin at home hripUof and wouldnt reach ihf phiiu ahe had taught JUT how lo rnaKc a phono that chiUi rniiid the operator and told her ti mnci the pnluT atui an amliuialK e The pnhre this ihild iet them and ircrvi was tanin eart u Su u see it pass tu Uurh them MKS JOSKJH BKONX N V DKAK Hoo ray for Itilunitiii Shr liltlt iina Krml on DKAH AHHV I am a dispatcher the police department I answer the ralU dispatt h tile pnlhe firelighters eti I hrse are all calls our department has heen having serious prohlim that 1 am sure share with ullur tils pali heis We receive at calls a day from children who are playing uii the phone 1 can understand that parents want their children to know huw to contact the police or fire department in case ot an emer liut children should lx taught to call us only when theres a reul emergency because it ties up uur lines MILTON announces the relocation of his Dental office to 833 LANDA STREET 1 hope you 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