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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeltung g Friday July o 5A Board gives initial OK to new curriculum Local Briefs ByPEQQYFIKAC Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP The State Board of Education voted 96 today for new education standards rejecting efforts by board members backed by religious conservatives to vote separately on different subjects Several board members who voted against the curriculum rewrite said they wanted to take separate votes because they could support some of the document They accused the majority of squelching differing viewpoints and public comment Those who supported the document as a package said it would raise standards and that enough time had already been spent on debate Some suggested the push for separate votes was a delaying tactic Todays vote was preliminary These are recognized scholars who have stepped forward and said that they would endorse our education commissioner Final action will come Friday on revised curriculum standards for English science health and social studies Nearly 80 people signed up to testify at todays hearing Education Commissioner Mike Moses on Wednesday touted support from education experts for the states first wholesale rewrite of education standards in more than a decade These are recognized scholars who have stepped forward and said that they would endorse our said Moses who was appointed by Bush on the recommendation of the State Board of Education Among those supporting the rewrite Moses said are Texas historian Fehrenbach who called the social studies curriculum proposal not a perfect document but I believe it will mark a very great step forward from where we are now Diane Ravitch a professor of educational policy at New York University and Barbara Foorman professor and director for the Center for Academic and Reading Skills at the University of TexasHouston Health Science Center Education board members already have approved a new curriculum for geometry algebra I and II and enrichment courses including fine arts and career and technology The curriculum forms the basis for statewide tests and the adoption of instructional materials State Board of Education member Donna Ballard of The Woodlands a Republican and one of six people on the 15member board strongly backed by religious conservatives is among the chief critics of the proposed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills She contends the rewrite is not rigorous enough and supports an alternative Dunlap Ml raffto gala LAKE Lake Dunlap Homeowners Association is selling raffle tickets for a Polaris SL 700 personal watercraft and tickets for the groups Aug 23 gala Raffle rickets for the 1997 Polaris SL 700 are available for each with alimit of no more than tickets to be The annual gala will take place at 5 Aug 23 The event will include a ski show barbecue dinner and live auctions live music and childrens activities Gala rickets are available for for adults and for children Gala and raffle tickets may be purchased at Granzins BBQ Back to Nature Polaris Outfitters Henkes Ice House Clear Springs and Comal Feed and Supply The Polaris SL 700 will be on display at Granzins BBQ on San Antonio Street this weekend LBJ National Paifc batty about bate JOHNSON CITY On Saturday from 2 to 3 Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park invites visitors to learn more about one of the worlds misunderstood animals the bat Robert Benson Public Information Officer for Bat Conservation International Inc will be one of the guest lecturers Speakers will talk about the myths and facts about bats describe some of the most common bats found here in Texas and discu BCIs work to raise public awareness of the importance of bats Feeling sorry for yourself Get over it with two from the Dittlinger By CAROL BISSETT Special to the HeraldZeitung Imagine being perfectly alert your senses keenly aware of every detail around you But you appear to others to be in a vegetable state You have no way of communicating otherwise to them A stroke has left you a victim of the rare lockedin Two books recently have been written by individuals with lockedin syndrome They are fascinating but very different accounts of what it is like to be completely paralyzed and unable to speak The authors communicated their experiences by blinking an eye to indicate a letter of the alphabet Thus they laboriously constructed the words that told their stories These books are Look Up for Yes by Julia Tavalaro and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by JeanDominique Bauby The 43 yearold Bauby died two days after his book was published in France These accounts remain as testaments to the toughness of the human spirit They are guaranteed to make you own problems seem absurdly petty and to leave you feeling grateful for your precious normal life Carol Bissett is a paraprofessional librarian at the Dittlinger Memorial Combs addresses Republican Women July 21 Susan Combs will be the guest speaker at the New Braunfels Republican Womens fourth annual patriotic luncheon and meeting July 21 at the home of Cristabell West 1220 Fox Glen Road Combs was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1992 and was reelected without opposition to her second term She has served on the House committees on Natural Resources and Criminal Jurisprudence House Administration Land and Natural Resource Management and Natural Resources She was the House author of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act of 1996 and co author of Governor Bushs bill that rewrote all of Texas juvenile justice laws Combs is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a former assistant district attorney in Dallas where she prosecuted juvenile Susan Combs delinquents and handled child abuse and neglect cases She also has worked in international advertising on Wall Street and as an assistant to the regional administrator of the federal General Services Administration In addition she has served as state director for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Combs is active in agriculture organizations She has served on the boards of the Texas Beef Council and the Texas Production Credit Association an agricultural lending entity in San Angelo and West Texas She is a board member of both the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Texas Wildlife Association She is also a member of the Texas Farm Bureau Texas Cattle Women and Texas AgriWomen OLLBRECHTi PHARMACY f Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics 1 6253211 339 Main Plaza Comal Independent School District The Comal Independent School District board of trustees took the following action at a meeting Tuesday Received a report regarding the Teacherrvjacchange Program The beat no cost to CISD and wouldallow local teachers to visit Mexico in a work exchange program Received central office reports Trustees agreed to reserve the Blossom Athletic Facility for the 1998 graduation ceremony for both high schools A report was also additional ptersonaicf needs Approved awarding the Smithson Valley High School Waster Water Master Plan to Waste Water Technologies pending a ruling from legal counsel Approved the purchase of six addttipgal doubleclassroom buildings at a cost of and the construction of a textbook storage facility at a maximum cost of Approved a student identification system for Canyon High School Once established program can be expanded to other campuses ADD ADHD SEMINAR PRESENTING GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING NATURAL ALTERNATIVES July 12 1997 TIME Business Loop IH35 North Suite PRESENTED BY David Bullock Dallas Texas Seating Limited Call for reservations 210 6430844 Comal County Commissioners Comal County Commissioners Court took the following actions at its regular meeting Thursday Approved claims Regular claims were hand checks were and medical claims were Approved amendments to plat for Lake View Park Subdivision Unit 1 combining Lots 307 308 and 309 into Lot 307R Crystal Heights Subdivision combining Lots 3A and 3B into Lot 3AR and Rebecca Creek Park Third Filing Block 62 combining lots 23 and 24 into lot 23R Granted final approval of Comal Trace Subdivision Unit 1 Received a report from County Engineer Tom Hornseth He said he had looked into mosquito control for areas with standing water could provide additional information if needed He also reported that additional boat ramps were being opened at Canyon Lake Received a status report from computer services including an introduction of staff members an update of projects and an update on efforts to provide Internet services for county employees Received reports from elected officials and staff The auditor reported that the countys budgeting process would begin soon Commissioner Cristina Zamora reported she attended a conference in Corpus Christi Commissioner Jack Dawson said traffic was so high at the countys one boat ramp this past weekend that the other five county ramps would be opened this weekend Commissioner Danny Scheel said there was some question about whether the county could go on private property to clean a creek and the court would be given a report on that next week Rejected all bids for selling surplus voting equipment Only one bid was received so the county clerk wanted to take a different approach to the bidding process to see the county could get higher bids ALE or One Year purchase of finance charges wil be shown on contract agreed and tie balance is paid in ful on or Before 12 months from date of purchase Offer does not apptyl I contract II monthly payments are paid on time as previous purchases we make you smile the dental office of wendy woodall dds is now open at the lake near mountain valley pharmacy shopping center for your appointment call 9072308 Cu Ft SideBySide Refrigerator adjustable glass shelves gallon storage door shelves v cubed ice dispenser with light TFX25JRY 752200 Every Item Douglas 5 PC Country Dinette Includes 42 x 42 ext to table with protective laminate top and oak edge 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