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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 fl HeraldZeituhg O Friday January Gramm shows strong in senate poll United Way donation Bob Quent of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hands James Dunks a check for for the United Way as Hanno Hoffmann and David Friesenhahn look on NBU proposes bond issue and rate increases at citv council meeting By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfeis Utilities pitched its favorite funding scenario for its five year capital improvements plah to the city council in a 6 Monday work shop The middle ground in five alternate plans this one calls for a combination of a million bond issue and rate increases to fund the improvements NBU says it needs for its water sewer and electric facilities over the next five years We didnt remove any projects some will be paid with reVeriliesrather than said Jeff Thompson NBU assistant general manager for administration and finance The plan includes twostep water and sewer rate increases a 5 percent water increase and a per cent sewer increase effective April 1 1996 and another 5 percent water increase and 4 percent sewer increase Oct 1 199x5 The city council asked for an alter nate recommendation when NBU first presented its firstdraft fiveyear plan which had a million bond issue State reverses decision on AIDS grant AUSTIN AP State Education Commissioner Mike Moses who sparked controversy by refusing million in federal funds for AIDS edu cation has now decided to accept the money Moses said Thursday that federal officials allayed his concern that the funds might come with strings dictat ing how schools must teach prevention of acquired immune deficiency syn drome I have said repeatedly that as a parent of a 10and 13yearold I am acutely aware of the need for children to be properly educated with regard to the HJV human immunodeficiency virus infection and its causes As a parent who loves his chil dren very much I want them educat ed about the things that will hurt Moses told a State Board of Education meeting Nevertheless I want the decisions made about this training and infor mation to be made by parents school trustees administrators and teachers closest to the children By doing this we ensure that the education is con sistent with the local attitudes beliefs and values of the local school and he said Moses actions were praised by Gov George W Bush who appoint ed him commissioner last year He accomplished exactly what he set out to do and as a result Texas schools will get federal funds with out federal mandates on how to teach health Bush said The Texas Freedom Network which describes itself as providing a mainstream alternative to the radical right said Moses aboutface came after parents teachers doctors and other community leaders spoke out and no rate increases I like these numbers a lot said Councilwoman Brenda Freeman Were going to have to do some thing sooner or later to bring water and sewer losses in said Coun cilman C Ray Schoch Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr said the capital improvements plan was very and that maybe NBU should take another look at whether every project was necessary as stated in the plan Im not sure were not forcing growth to come rather than letting it happen Fraser said No action was taken last night on the proposed bond issue or rate increase A bond issue would have to be approved by the city council SEAFOOD SUNDAY Seafood Platter WITH Cattish Shrimp Oysters Flxlns Seafood Platterpfeioofltt Call 6293311 For Pickup Window 1 lb Boiled 12 Triple Shrimp Party Platter SAVE on airline tickets CALL TODAY FOR DETAILS 133 Landa Street Texai Oldest Dance Hall Friday Jan 12 Rick Stockton Band 812 Saturday Jan 13 No Michael Ballew Band 812 Sunday Jan 14 The Tiilgaton Behind HEB Hoops Sports Bar S250 Buffet 11 6 75 f Drafts Prizes Longnecks I25 Well Drinks 1202 Huisache 6256265 ROCK N ROLL SATURDAY JAN 13 MR OUTLAW HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3pm8pm FM 306 FM 2673 9643992 Christian Books and Music Cassettes for Sale Recent releases from contemporary artists and popular BOOKS by famous authors All materials 50 off and more Sat Jon 13 am am Mission Fund raiser OnWord Christian Bookstore 785 N Loop 337 Summerwood Office Complex 6204525 Twelve Monkeys Frl SatMon TiiBTtiur Fci SatMon TueTtiup FM SatMon TueTtiur JUMANJ ROBIN WILLIAMS fPfil Eye for an Eye R Fri SatMon TuoTluir 620720 frt SalMoo Tualtair 826 826 Two if by Sea R Frt SatMon luaHnr 835 Presented in Sen Phil Gramm benefiting from a unique Texas law that enables him to run for reelection as well as the GOP presidential nomination has support of almost half the states voters to keep his current seat according to a copy right poll But the survey by the Dallas Mom ing News and Houston Chronicle shows that the race for the Democrat ic nomination for the Senate post has no clear favorite among the four con tenders In a Senate matchup for a third term against a yet undetermined Democra tic opponent Gramm got support from 47 percent of registered voters sur veyed Another 32 percent were for the Democrat with the rest undecid ed With no Democrat emerging he Gramm looks pretty good for reelec said Micheline Blum one of the pollsters He looks strong against that The survey of registered vot ers by Blum Weprin Associates Inc of New York was conducted Jan 2 through Sunday for the newspapers It has a margin of error of plus or minus percentage points Results show that 51 percent of like ly Democratic primary voters said they werent sure who they would support indicating a lack of name identification by the four candidates Among Democrats who plan to vote in the March 12 primary Mesquite high school teacher Victor Morales was the choice of 18 percent But pollsters said the strong showing by Morales in his first statewide cam paign likely occurred when voters con fused him with Texas Attorney General Dan Morales Results for the Democratic Senate race were based on interviews with 279 likely primary voters The mar gin of error for that questionis plus or minus percentage points Democrats Jim Chapman of Sul phur Springs and John Bryant 6f Dal las who decided to run for the Senate instead of reelection to the House each received 13 percent in the sur vey And Houston lawyer John Odam had 4 percent Among other poll results honesty and integrity topped a list of factors that voters rated more important in choosing a candidate for the Senate than positions on issues Conviction upheld in chained child case AUSTIN AP A White Settlement couple who were sentenced to 99 years in prison for keeping their son chained for 18 months and starving him have lost their most recent court appeal The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Jay Hill 46 and Linda Hill 41 who were convicted of causing injuries that led to the death of their 13yearold son Stephen The boy was found by rescue workers frail and comatose chained inside a tiny trailer where the family lived He died on Nov 16 days after being hospitalized According to police and court testimony the couple starved him as punishment and kept him chained only a few feet from the table where the rest of the family ate meals Because of extensive publicity the Hills trial in August 1992 was moved from Tarrant County to Galveston where a jury found them guilty of injury to a child by omission The jury also found the Hills guilty of using a deadly weapon in causing the injuries The deadly weapon was defined by the state as the chains and locks used to restrain Stephen American Indian Art Show Sale Holiday Inn 8901 Business Park Drive Austin January 1996 10am to 6pm Friday thru Sunday Artwork from over 1OO Artists Sold below retail to the Public Southwestern Gallery Free Admission Featuring Navajo Hopi and Zuni Silver Jewelry Kachinas Artifacts Prints Paintings Navajo Rugs Baskets Dolls and More Pottery from Santa Clara San lldelfonso Hopi and Acoma Pueblos Southwestern Art and Music Visa MC Discover Personal Checks Accepted 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