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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                yiv NEW PELS HERALDZEI i I H 100 16 pages in 1 section April 1999 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents District budget problems dominate CISD candidate forum BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer SATTLER Campus needs and budget cuts in the 19992000 school year were among a number of issues on the minds of area tax payers Wednesday night at a Comal Indepen dent School District candidate Seven candidates running for two positions on the CISD board of trustees fielded tough questions at the sponsored by the Comal Area League of Women at Mountain Valley Elementary Canyon Lake residents Bill John John Jim Higdon and Judy Holbrook are running for the District 4 Incumbent Doug Nail cannot run for re election because he moved out of his See WHATS UP WHAT Flood cleanup update for Guadalupe rivers WHERE Rockin R River Rides at Camp Hueco Springs near the first Guadalupe River crossing on River Road WHEN 3 Friday WHY Representatives of the Natural Resource Conservation which provides 75 percent of will lead the meeting Cleanup update set for Friday BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The condition of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers will be the topic of dis cussion at a public meeting at 3 Friday at Rockin R River Rides at Camp Hueco Springs The meeting will be led by represen tatives of the Natural Resource Conser vation NRCS provides 75 per cent of the money for the cleanup of the river Representatives from the city of New Braunfels and Comal County also will be available to answer questions at the meet The city and county provide 2 J per cent of funding for river cleanup in their Officials said anyone with questions about work in the river and its banks was encouraged to Anyone needing information on river bank cleanup can call the city engineer ing office at extension Conservation chat i ROBIN New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Ranger Linda Lane emphasizes the need for water conservation while holding up an enlarged photograph of the fountain darter which lives only and San Marcos while speaking to firstgrade students at Memorial Primary on Lane and other park rangers also spoke about recycling and the need for water Trustees consider covenant Authorities take stand in assault trial BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A Comal County Sheriffs Office criminal investigator testified Wednesday about what he called the most brutal case of sexual assault he had ever Detective Brent Paullus was one of several law enforcement officers who took the stand in the aggravat ed sexual assault trial of Roy Glenn The 43year old Canyon Lake resident is accused of sodomizing a Canyon Lake woman and threaten ing her with a butcher knife on at the womans The fourman jury also heard testimony from Detective Tommy Ward and Detective Ronnie Womack with the sheriffs office criminal investigation State District Judge Charles Ram say presided over the which began Monday with jury According to Comal County Dis trict Attorney Dib identified as the womans ex allegedly bound the vic tims wrists and ankles with the rope and sodomized the victim on her living room If he is Adams could face two to 99 years in prison and a possible fine of up to Comal County sheriffs deputies apprehended the defendant the same day of the assault in the victims who interviewed both the defendant and testified the victim said Adams allegedly kicked her into a stooped position while she was bound by the rope on the living room The victim also told investigators when Adams allegedly told her what he wanted to she begged him not Ward Ward also testified the victim said Adams allegedly dragged her into See CISD board hoping bonds pass on May 1 BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees want to ensure both propositions in the districts million bond package pass in the May 1 Trustees will consider a reso lution to draw up a covenant with voters during a board meeting 5 today at Bill Brown Ele 20410 Texas 46 The covenant would bind the board from awarding a construc tion contract for a third high funded in Proposition until after Patrons can begin casting bal lots on the twoproposition bond valued at million and million at early voting locations on Proposition 1 calls for con struction of three new elemen tary expansion of Smith son Valley High expan sion of Canyon High expansion of Comal Elementary School and expansion of Canyon Middle Under Proposition the district would build a third high school with a capacity to serve the Canyon Lake According to a resolution passed by the board 19 in a 51 construction on a new high school would begin no soon er than 2002 and open in During the boards meeting on March board president Dan Krueger voiced concern that a small faction of patrons were try ing to pass Proposition while opposing Proposition in an attempt to get a new high school built before The election ballot itself does not contain language about pro posed start Board counsel advised us that bond ballot language could not specify certain details of the bond including start dates for construction and school Krueger Krueger said he wanted to solidify the resolutions language in the event Proposition 1 Trustee Scott Watson said he was opposed to the resolution because it would prevent the board from providing relief in district schools if Proposition 1 did not Trustees also will consider pos sible alternatives if one or both propositions Superintendent Jerry Major said at the March 25 meeting splitscheduling and yearround school would need to be consid ered if that Major said the proposed million with an estimated did not have funds for additional Watson said he wanted the board to consider another bond as the best alternative to campus If Proposition 1 fails and Proposition 2 we could put something together and have it to the voters as early as this he Trustees also will consider dis trict staffing needs for the 1999 2000 school year and changes to the secondary school dress code during the INSIDE Abby 7 Classifieds Comics 8 Crossword 7 6 Local 4 7 Obituaries 3 Sports 2 8 Key Coda Staying informed helped cancer survivor beat cope with range of emotions Photo submitted Joyce a breast cancer shares a story with her granddaughters BY GRETCHEN REUWER Special to the HeraldZeitung This is no big some thing a little Joyce DeSalme recalled thinking to her self when she found a lump in her breast five years After she certainly didnt fit the profile associated with victims of breast She didnt wasnt was physically active and there was no history of breast cancer in her Since she did have a history of developing cysts in her DeSalme reasoned the new lump might be another benign She talked about how almost non chalant she was in scheduling an appointment with her doctor to examine the The doctors rec ommendation for a biopsy certainly didnt raise an DeSalme wily expected to awaken from the proce dure and be You were This was no big When I woke they told me that it had indeed been cancerous and it was she Tears just started rolling down my I couldnt believe mis was happening to The disbelief quickly gave way to fear of the unknown enemy she was The best way DeSalme See   

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