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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                To cofrtribute to the United Way call 6207760 Inside Sports h Birthday from ttorakMMtimfl The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung extends the following birthday wishes to Tracl Brace LlM Gonzalez Jamas Ray Whltaker Suzanne Winters Vivian Nowotny Teresa Price Mon Jeslka Miller Llndeey Suean Brucka Jennifer Lombardo 11 Frankle Matheson aweet 16 Martha Lavln Betty Jo Sltterle Monroe Weyel Llaa Torres Lucy Hartf leld Vir ginia Flugrath Dorothy Rhelnlaeneder belat Belinda Vargas Sue Ward Laura Martinez Saturday and Qua Fult ner 5r Happy anniversary wishes go to Metlnda and Flaeo Gomez 11 and Earl and Marie Heatoh 57 yeara To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Community Chorale concert today The New Braunfels Commu nity Chorale will present a con cert of familiar songs of Gersh win Berlin Carmichael and others at 4 pm todayat First Baptist Church Haunted House continues tonight A haunted fibUse and game booths will be open from 6 to 9 today at St Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2722 in Startzville per per son If i New organization to moot Monday Save Our Schools is organizing to address the issues that are coming before the NewBraunfels Indepen dentjSchool District AO organizational meeting will 7 Monday at the Senior Citizen Center 655 LandaSt Town Hall mooting Tuesday evening Cathy Talcott District 5 council member will hold a Town Hall meeting at 7 on Tuesday at the Munici pal Building 424 S Castell St Also attending will be May or Jan Ken hady City Cathy Talcott Manager Mike Shands and other city department heads who will be available to answer questions and con cerns regarding District 5 Chorus rehearsals Nov 3 In Seguln Rehearsals for the Mid Texas Symphony Chorus begin at on Nov 3 at Ayers Recital Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus The chorus will be perform ing parts of Handels Messi under Dan Longs direc tion For more Information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Halloween safe night at CHS The Little Theatre Company at Canyon High School is sponsoring its third annual Halloween Safe Night from 6 to 8 on Thursday Ele mentaryage children or younger are invited Each child should have their own trick or treat bag Photo booth available See special section the world Comal County volleyball teams earn playoff berths See a special report page 1B Cougars lota heartbreoker to Hoys See page 2B New Braunfels SUNDAY et 60 pages in five sections Sunday October Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years Home of VIVIAN NOWOTNY Vol 144 No 250 A long Jurors in Ullrich trial resume deliberations Monday By ABE LEVY Staff Writer SAN MARCOS After hearing four days of testi mony and evidence the jury in the murder trial of Paul Scott Ullrich deliberated for about three hours Friday until State District Judge Jack Robison granted a request to resume their deliberations on Monday The trial was moved to Hays County from Comal after the judge ruled pretrial publicity and the victims popularity would not afford a fair process The court will meet at 9 Monday at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center instead of the Hays County Justice Center where proceedings were held throughout last week Both lawyers said they got little sleep during the tri al that included more than 20 witnesses including the defendant on Wednesday and Thursday Ullrich 39 is pleading not guilty to stabbing to death offduty deputy constable Ben Kiesling on the morning of Jan 22 at a trailer park off of Highway 46 in east New Braunfels Tf convicted he faces five years to life in prison and a fine The 12memberjury was given about a 10page charge which defense and prosecution lawyers agreed upon after many hours of deliberation The charge details the legal options for the jury to weigh in final izing a guilty or innocent ruling Jury members asked for their own individual copy of the charge The jury is made up of six men and women two of whom are Hispanic and one AfricanAmerican The two alternate jurors were women and were dismissed Friday from possible jury service now that the jury has begun deliberations Comal County Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip brought at least 11 witnesses to the stand to Turn to Ullrich Page 12A Fit for a queen HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Michelle Moore is crowned Smithson Valley High School Homecoming Queen Friday by 1995 Queen Kristie Acker f Mm TIME COMING i HeraldZeitung Photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Rangers clinched the District 284A volleyball title Friday with a win over Del Valle See a plal Report on page 1B on the success of area high school volleyball teams Traditional class schedules still being used Editors note The following is the last of a threepart series on class schedules utilized by Texas school dis By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer When the state upped graduation requirements many schools opted to change their class schedules but some have remained on the traditional schemes According to a report from the statewide initiative division of the Region XIII Education Service Center as of September 64 Texas high schools were on a sixperiod day 486 were on a sevenperiod day and 139 were on an eight period day There are schools total There arent a lot of schools on the sixperiod said Roger Harris principal of William H Taft High School in San Antonio We just hap pen to be one of the schools on Harris said a committee has looked at other scheduling options but there are no plans to change right now because it seems to be working Harris said teachers are still able to teach like they always going in depth in the subjects despite only a 55minute class and students are man aging the work load six classes pose School is an educational process and students come here to get whatev er quality education they can Theres Turn to Schedule Page 12A Ih April the State Board of tdudation increased the mini mum number of credits needed to graduate from 21 to 22 and reduced the number of elective students can take The changes will apply to students who are freshmen in To earn a minimum high school diploma the following credits are needed four credits in English three credits of math Including Algebra I two and onehalf credits in social studies two credits in science one and onehalf credits in physical current maximum of two credits of phys ical education will remain in one credit in computer tech nology half a credit of economics half a credit of health half a credit of speech six and a half credits of electives with one of those being either world history world i geography or science Local requirements as well as the requirements for the recom mended or distinguished diplo mas are higher than the mini mum requirements Volunteer organizations are big winners at Night By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The New Braunfels Service League will make local charities and one lucky winner very happy when it holds its eighth annual Night in Novem ber Night is a fundraiser in which is collected Five thousand dollars is split between four or five volunteer orga nizations in New Braunfels The other is drawn from amongst the guests at the event Karen Qelarid NBSL spokeswoman said Night is a grand affair with a good purpose Ills a lot of Cleland said We have dozens of prizes donated by San Antonio and local merchants Most of the people go home with This years New Braunfels Service League Night will be at 7 Nov 13lnQrueneHall Two hundred prizes donated by league members and businesses will be given away Prizes include Spurs tickets Rockin R River rides gift certificates Southwest Airlines tickets and much more Food and beer will be provided at the event with dif ferent types of food being catered by area caterers NBSL members will be required to bring a dish Last year 200 tickets were sold for Night with 400 people attending Cleland said This year 225 tickets have already been sold which means 550 people will attend the event Local volunteer organizations who have benefited in recent years from Night have been the Womens Shelter the Childrens Shelter Habitat for Turn to Page 12A Pumpkin princess HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Kara Boodee finds a comfortable place to sit and draw at the McKenna Hospital pumpkin patch Friday morning   

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