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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                i TT Tf FTF V1 GNG 105 16 pages in 1 section April 1999 TT A V Gomal County since 1852 city taking swings at fee issue 50 cents BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The disparity between the number of rounds played and the amount of revenue produced by the Landa Park Golf Course has moved New Braunfels City Council member Randy Vanstory to call for a clos er look at how the cityowned facility con ducted its At Mondays city council Vanstory said he did not want to hear any excuses why the course was not providing more revenue for the citys council has been pretty clear that the golf course should generate revenues over and above what it does Vansto ry The course showed a net profit of in 1998 but lost about in Without changes in the opera the course has a projected operating deficit of for 1999 and in The man charged with designing a plan to turn around the financial fortunes at Landa course manager Ward said he agreed that changes were See CMS honors troops ROBIN the hands of Canyon Middle School students reach into a tree on school grounds tying yellow ribbons in honor of the three prisoners of war in Shane Sobek joins classmates during Wednesdays firstperiod history class in tying a ribbon around the limb of the Students perform yellow ribbon learn more about military crisis in Kosovo BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Canyon Middle School student Ashley Cox wore a yellow ribbon on her shirt Wednesday in honor of three military men she has never The majority of CMS students might not have known the names of Steven Gon Christopher Stone and Andrew Ramirez several weeks but they are learning the importance of their safety on a more personal Canyon Middle School students per formed a special yellow ribbon ceremony Wednesday to honor the three ser vicemen Stone and Ramirez captured by Serb forces on March The which included a special recognition and moment of silence during morning is helping sev enth and eighthgrade students understand the military crisis in A lot of these they dont under stand what it means to be a POW prisoner of and this makes it a lot more per sonal for theni They learn about who these men are and about their CMS principal Nancy Cobb Seventh and eighthgrade students in first period history classes tied yellow ribbons around the trees in front of the Many students pinned ribbons on their clothing to recognize the importance of getting the three POWs home Eighthgrade student Casey Collins These ribbons are helping us to remember the POWs and the fact that they risked their lives for their The significance of the yellow ribbons is See Golfers at Landa Park cross Elizabeth Drive City council member Randy Vanstory said the golf course needed to be more and course manager Ward Watson devel oped a plan for doing just ROBIN HeraldZeitung NBISD group addressing future plans Land demographics being studied BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A bond issue could be in the future for New Braunfels Inde pendent School District to address future enrollment growth and outdated A task force comprised of 59 and com munity is studying the results of a recent land use and demographics study to determine possible construction and renovation projects needed to address stu dent The task force was formed earlier this year in response to a report presented to the board of trustees by Total Program a school man agement and planning compa ny based in The which cost the district was a compi lation of TPMs fourmonth study of facility techno logical possible land use and demographic trends of Kevin principal of Carl Schurz Elementary School and a task force said the committee was now faced with the task of prioritizing needs at each Brown said the task force was tentatively looking at hav ing recommendations to the board by which could include a bond The recommendations could also include costs for future construction and renovation The district hired TPM in June 1998 to evaluate project upgrades needed to bring cam puses in compliance with state and federal codes and student growth TPM estimated the districts enrollment would grow to more than students by NBISD currently serves about According to figures by future construction and renovations needed to upgrade campus facilities and handle district growth through the next 10 years would cost more than Projects outlined in the report were taken from a list of facil ity needs compiled by staff members at each Bob a community member of the task said the committee was still in the preliminary Two things the task force is really looking at are growth and the age of the Leslie public infor mation officer for They are several subdivisions coming up in New Braunfels and we need to be ready for more Many of the build ings also need to be renovated in terms of technology NBISD patrons approved a million bond package in 1994 that included renovations to New Braunfels Middle Memorial Seele Carl Schurz Elementary and Lone Star Pri mary construction of Memor ial Intermediate and a new library at New Braunfels High Board president Bette Spain said additional classrooms and science labs were needed at which was built in and were not included in the last bond The task chaired by former Comal County Judge Carter is scheduled to tour the new Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonios Northeast Independent School Brown said the task force had plans to tour every NBISD campus as part of their Time to face music for tax procrastinators WASHINGTON AP For millions of procrastinating its time to face the music Income tax returns must be postmarked or filed electroni cally by midnight The Post 686 Seguin will cancel all mail addressed to the Internal Revenue Service with an April 15 postmark provided it is placed in the local mail drop inside the lobby before INSIDE Key code 76 Agency strives to protect youngest victims BY BETTY TAYLOR HeraldZeitung Correspondent Three hundred fortynine reported cases of child abuse were investigated in Comal County in Child advocates say that is 349 cases too April is Child Abuse Prevention Several agencies are conducting special programs during the month of April to increase awareness about child Programs provided by Family Child Protective Communities in Schools and other agen CALL FOR HELP April is Child Abuse Prevention Report suspected cases of child abuse to the Child Abuse Hotline at 800 Callers can remain cies help teach such as proper feed ing having fun with your chil dren and proper supervising Sherry director of Comal County Child Protective New Braunfels is fortunate to have many agen cies in this community that Child abuse is primarily a learned Flume and child advocate agencies can educate families about proper parenting You would be amazed at the number of people who place a 1yearold by himself and then go off and watch TY she Several neardrownings occurred in Comal County because of lack of parental 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