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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas State Senate expands optometrists role AUSTIN AP A bill to authorize optometrists to treat eye was approved by the Senate after the bill sponsor said rural residents should not have to drive long distances to be treated by an eye Bob said Tuesday optometrists know more about the eye than many physicians but are restricted in what they can Glasgows bill was brought up on a 238 vote and was sent to the House on voice The measure would allow optometrists to administer topical steroids as they have been allowed to do in 22 other Glasgow who are authorized to prescribe glasses to correct defects in are well trained because they must undergo a fouryear program that includes one year of clinical Glasgow Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treatment of eye dis Poisoned tree to lose dead limbs AUSTIN AP Two years after being poisoned with the herbicide most of the Treaty Oak will be hacked into pieces next week as city workers with chain saws trim off dead portions of the centuriesold live With tree sawmill and possibly a national television audi ence looking the tree will become a shadow of its former About 75 percent of the tree is dead as a result of the attack with which is designed to kill hardwood The poisoning gained national and international The dead including limbs that are larger than most will be dried in a kiln and eventually used in several city possibly including artistic and fundraising Were probably going to start bigtime on said John the city forester who directed months of unprecedented treatment that saved one large limb system of the That section of Treaty Oak is and is expected to live It will take a couple of days to remove the dead Giedraitis said Its a big The man convicted of poisoning the Treaty which according to legend was where Stephen Austin signed a treaty with remains in Paul Stedman Cullen last year was sentenced to nine and he was denied parole in Tot doused with flaming gasoline LOS Texas AP A South Texas toddler remains in critical condition in a San Antonio hospital after being doused with burning gasoline by an 8yearold The 2yearold Fidencio de la of Los was in critical condition in the burn unit of Brooke Army Medical Center Tuesday following the Monday He was burned over 40 percent of his Witnesses told Hidalgo County Sheriffs officials that the whose name has not been set the toddler on fire after the 2yearold sister refused to let her brother play with the older It angered him so that he went and got a gray filled it full of gaso set it on fire and threw it on the little said Ray Hidalgo County Sheriffs The incident was reported at about Monday in Los a Texas border town about 30 miles west of children were playing among other children in the yard of a Parents of the children were inside the homes during the Neubauer The toddler suffered bums on his arms and Criminal charges in the case cannot be filed because all of the children involved are under the age of Nation Shuttle releases Star Wars craft SPACE Houston astronauts had trouble aim ing a Star Wars research satellite after releasing it in orbit and ground controllers postponed the first observation of shuttle exhaust The experiment was delayed after wrong manuevering commands twice were sent to the Mission Control told the crew to forget the plume experiments until later in the while ground controllers rushed to solve the If we can get this sorted well pick up three burns a little bit later Mission Controls Brian Duffy The first observation of a maneuvering engine burn had been scheduled for this with two more early this The crew also had planned to observe the plume of a smaller steering jet firing this The astronauts used the shuttles robot arm today to lift the 15foot satellite from Discoverys cargo then released A few minutes commander Michael Coats steered the shuttle away from the satellite to put miles between the two The trouble began a few hours A sensor to protect the satellites instruments from the sun was turned on as the spacecrafts position apparently because the sensor detected a bright said NASA flight director Bob Controllers gave the astronauts two sets of computer commands to correct its alignment and both sets contained putting the satellite in the wrong posi Castle Mission Control delayed the first observation by one or 90 then by about nine hours after it became apparent the problem would not be resolved Bush adresses free trade concerns WASHINGTON AP President Bush today promised to protect workers and the environment from negative effects of a free trade agreement with The president told members of Congress in written statement that he will work with them to ensure a worker adjustment program that is adequately funded and that provides effective services to workers who may lose their jobs as a result of an agreement with The programs pricetag and details would be worked out with Congress when the trade negotiations are officials It would provide dislocated workers with comprehensive services in a timely according to a White House summary of Bushs proposals obtained by The Associated World Supplies taken to storm victims Bangladesh AP Authorities airlifted food and medi cine today to survivors of a devastat ing cyclone on Bangladeshs south eastern The official death toll was nearly but one report said people Tens of thousands of people were reported The United News of Bangladesh news quoting radio messages received in said people died in the the most powerful to ever strike this impoverished Relief Secretary Hishamuddin Ahmed said the number of confirmed killed so far in Tuesdays most powerful on record to Find out free if Beltone can help you hear better FREE HEARING TEST 245 Landa 6201114 May 1991 Lions gift On hand for the McQueeny Lions Club donationof to the New Braunfels Childrens Shelter from Les a Lions board member Esther administrator of the shelter Glenda house manager and volunteer coordina tor for the shelter and Harold a Lions board Photo by Erik Kartsson Alleged racial slurs focus of school case EDITORS NOTE This story contains some of the racial slurs central to a controversial case involving a California school dis trict They are reprodued here because their use is essential to the understanding of the By STEVE GEISSINGER Associated Press Writer AP The state is threatening to cut off funding to a school district it says ignored accusations that a teacher called Indian students Tontos and black youngsters One lawmaker said the 5yearold case shows that children need protec tion from those they are taught to trust and respect their The Education Department is hold ing hearings to determine whether the Susanville Elementary district ignored complaints about teacher Edward Frank Murin in violation of a law against racial discrimination in statefinanced At stake is the million in state money in the districts million Without the system would officials For parents and students have complained that Murin taunted black and Indian students with that he kicked chairs out from under children and isolated one student in the back of a classroom for an entire State Assemblyman Rusty Areias said the case reveals the absence of any complaint procedure for parents who believe their child is being abused by a Although the racial allegations may be resolved during the Areias said the claims of physical abuse had not been properly investi He called the situation the biggest case of bureaucratic buck passing Ive ever The Education Department says it has no jurisdiction over such matters and the Department of Social Services says it handles only domestic child The Commission on Teacher Credentialing cleared Murin of wrongdoing in Areias has introduced a bill that would establish clear rules for hand ling complaints about During two weeks of testimony before an administrative law students said that called Indian students Tontos and wagon burners and called blacks jungle bunnies and Tootsie Parents and stu dents testified he harassed them after they Murin has not His attor Marcus said he had advised Murin not to discuss the Vanderlaan refused comment as Theres no way he can keep up with the stream of defamatory com ments that has been put out against Vanderlaan The which recessed Fri resume Janice a parent who has been trying to oust Murin for five said the slow progress is indicative of the good ol boy syndrome thats around Theres a core of oldtime Susan ville people who feel racial slurs and abusing children is an acceptable way of teaching and treating other human she a native of has taught at Diamond View Elementary School since Do Year Duty Your INDEPENDENT Candidate for For Rudy City Council District 3 AGAINST The storing and burning of toxic waste in New Braunfels and Comal Unnecessary spend ing of city FOR Keepng our springs flowing with pure Main taining High Quality Municipal Keeping city taxes A 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