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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                German tradition rediscovered in Out About COUHTDOWMt 418 DAYS NewBmunfeli Mirth New Braunfels Wednesday Peb IServlriQ Corral County for more thanl42 yeafa Home of SIEGLINDE SMITH Letters to the Sports 18 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung TheNew Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Karen Holden Betty Sue Ellison Teresa Lynn Supulner sweet SlegUnde Smith Richard Blue H Chris tensen Mary Drews Mary Lopez Howard Schuk Iris Stewart Jack Wilson Guada Coma Garden Club to meet Feb 8 Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Feb 8 at 2 in the Park Conference Room Immediately after the meeting Arbor Day will be observed by planting a tree in Landa Park Arboretum Brent Holcomb to speak at DRT seminar District Vm of the Daughters 6 the Republic of Texas invite you to a Genealogical Seminar on Feb at the Terrace 200 Academy in Austin The hours will be fiom until with a noon luncheon The speak er is Mr Brent Holcomb the not ed South Carolina Genealogical expert His subjects will be as the Dutch Fork Of South Caroli na He has been a certified geneal ogist smw 1983 and lecturer since 1986 He is author and coau thor of over eighty titles on the Carolinas Many of his books will be for sale during the seminar Other vendors will be present with books archival supplies and other itpms Preregistrations includes luncheon must be made before Feb 4 Registration forms are available from Sharon Hardin at 512 4524238 or Carolyn Mar ble at 409 5422645 or a mem ber of a local chapter of DRT The proceeds will be donated to the French Legation Museum in Austin Hummel Museum dinner slated The Hummel Museum Volun teer Recognition Dinner will be held Monday Feb 7 at at the China Kitchen Spouses are welcome Attendees can order a la carte and pay as they go RSVP no later than 12 Feb 5 to Ursula at 6255636 or Ernestine at 6293955 Eagles Hall hosting Dist II convention Eagles Hall will be holding the District m convention on Friday Feb 4 through Sunday Feb 6 For more information call 625 7243 New support group forming for learning disabled Anyone with a family member who has a learning disability can call and find out about a new sup port group Call Shay at or Leigh at 6292232 after pjn Stommtisch The New frautfcls Herald Zeituns invites its readers to sab mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienbwg Archives and members of the German community StamttUisch represents a sitting wi V HeraldZtftung photo by JOHN HUSETH tothcnJawsof totrwa drtorfrom a wrecked auto this morning morning twocar accident Braunfsis emergency By JEIWIFER ROMPEL nity to gather and share the days s We invite you to cars going over the curb on s tnjet and landing to a yardjippwximatety 100 feet i 4i i said one injury was a possible broke cnXMSiblenecK injury f Biaunfels EMS took parties to McKenna Hospital Jury finds Hr f guilty By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Jurors in the capital muider case of Sam Gallamote 22 of Kev rville will begin hearing testimony today in the punishmerit ffi phase of the trial Gallamore was found guilty Tuesday of killing three members of a Kerrville family Closing arguments in the phase of the trial were held Tuesday morning Gallamore was convicted of the capital murder of Clayton Kenney 83 his wife Juliana 74 and Mrs Kenneys daughtefr Adrienne Arnot 44 The three victims were killed in their home in Kerr County on March Juliana Kenney who was confined to a wheelchair hid bedh beaten with a cedar post and stabbed in the neck The other1 two victims were also beaten and stabbed James John Steiner 21 of Kerrville has also been charged with capital murder in the killings Steiners trial has been set for April 7 and was moved to Georgetown because of publicity sur rounding the case Both defendants were arrested 16 months after the r Steiner was arrested in the Kerrville State Hospital and Gallamore was arrested in Niles Dlinois Both defendants are reported to have past police records According to past reports the Kerr County sheriff said the motive for the murder was to allegedly get money to purchase V drugs Several items were reported to have been allegedly stolen fromthehome i During the punishment phase of the trial jurors will be asked lamore will pose a threat to society and if he cahbe tehabilitaf i M J prison answers to the questions Gallamores case was moved from Kerr County Braunfels after the defense requested a change of venue 10 because of the publicity surrounding the case Block scheduling public hearings scheduled for NBIS0 By ROSE MARIE HASH StaffWriter More public hearings will be scheduled for parents on the proposed Accelerated Block sched ule for New Braunfels High School going to try to have them in different locations and will use the news media notes sent homp to par ents and other school channels to notify listration would like a decision fiom the board as soon as possible in order to begin work on the master schedule which is usually done in March The board will consider the block sched ule proposal at the next board meeting Feb 22 The new block schedule is being considered because the State Board of Education has approved the Commissioner of Educations rec ommended 24 credit Diploma Plan The recom mended increase in graduation requirements will not affect the Class of 95 however the Class of 96 will need 23 credits the Class of 97 will need 25 credits and the Class of 98 will need 26 cred its Students will still be able to graduate without meeting the 24 credit plan but the recommended course will require 24 credits for all students The additional curriculum recommended will include An additional math credit above Algebra II such as Precalculus or Calculus An additional science credit above Biology such as Biology II Chemistry n or Physics n An additional social studies credit above such as World Geogra phy An additional credit in a foreign language Currently students have a sixperiod day which means they would have to eliminate elective course drastically reduce extracurricular activ ities attend summer school or take additional zero period before school classes to acquire the recommended 24 credits The proposed Accelerated Block schedule will offer the educational program in a school day of four 90 minute blocks Students will earn eight credits per year enabling them to acquire 32 credits in four years Teachers will teach three periods per day and students will take four class es per day Advantages cited by the administration include attendance improvements and decreases in failure and dropout rates for students The advantages for teachers include teaching three classes per day instead of five and teaching 7590 students per day instead of 125150 students per day The school day will only see a tenminute change at the start of the day with tutorials begin ning at instead of The bus schedule will not need to be changed FYI i T For more information on the positive impact of block I scheduling The Copemican Plan Restructuring the Ameri can High School by Joseph Carol PHI DELTA KAPPAN Jan 1990 Vr America 2000 goals Coalition of Essential Schools research Improving Schools from Within by Roland S Barth School Power by James K Comer Smart Schools Smart Kids by Edward Fishe One Student at A Time by the Texas Education Agency Restructuring to Improve Student Performance1 by Clarence M Edwards Jr NASSP Bulletin May 1993 if The first semester will begin Aug 17 and eM Dec 17 with the second semester longer Airport board approves letter of proposal By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advi sory Board approved a letter of proposal Wednesday night vices Inc also known as Air America Representatives of Air America had come before the board last month They presented a new modified letter to the board lag night in order to meet requirements of leasing the laud Mr Van John Rlppstein made the proposal Some of the plans were set in line with what the existing requirements said Ed Georges chairman of advisory board Members of the board unanimously approved UK new ter of proposal Georges tibst the lease does not mean these wW be any expansions at the airport This is wit expansion This is grpwth within an existing pass on even applying for thegrant Hopefully we will be able to take a stab later said In a related matter Georges told the boaid he is continuing to speak to civic groups about the 1994 grant for airport improvements The 1994 grant is for million The grant has recently become a source of controversy because one lequliement to receive the ftwds is that the city must acquire acres of airspace at the end of one of the runways at the airport The families which own the airspace have expressed their concern over the city acquiring the airspace ft it owned by the Marvin Westmeyer family The city began proceedings for condemnation of the air In other business Georges also anrwwced that the board decided not to apply fora federal grant at this tune i said interested W wWP BMlMp Uy will have until 5 Thursday to decide if they will accept the citys offer If they do not accept the offer the city will proceed in Guadalupe County court by setting up a special committee if something at the airport would meeting Manager Mike Shands The committee will deterjniae if the citys olfer is fair If 0e committee finds the offer is fair the city may acquire the airspace Jftjp oflfer is determined unfeir the city will have to make another offer Negotiations ire still way between the city and Candidates speak out Republican for Cornel County Judgt Ttd Kty nl9htt Candidates Forum while Incumbtnt Judge on ThA fan im Wn Republican Women1 Club wa it the NBU buUd ng and provided frn thf gounly B IK A i yr y Comal County coaches react to district realignment See P   

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