New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 8, 2000, Page 3

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February 08, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Tbesday February HBRALDZErrUNQ Page 3A 2001 Clinton budget includes billions for Texas programs Mapping the earth BY MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP President Clintons farewell bud get which proposes trillion in federal spending next year is dotted with initiatives that would funnel billions of dollars to Texas funding everything from high ways and military bases to the exploration of space The presidents budget which would mark a percent increase over this years spending is of key importance to Texas which ranks third in direct federal receipts taking hi billion hi 1998 The document contains the promise of tax cuts relief for besieged farmers expanded health care coverage for the uninsured and military pay raises What it doesnt contain however is the likelihood of congressional pas sage Release of the presidents bud get is just the first step in Washingtons annual spending rit ual with the Republicanled Congress now eager to impose priorities of its own that are markedly different from Clintons Sen Phil Gramm RTexas was equally dismissive The presi dent has discovered dozens of new ways to spend money but no way to save Social Security and he offers a tax cut but it goes to peo ple who pay no he said While arguments are sure to rage on at length over tax cuts use of the budget surplus and shoring up Social Security the presidents wish list does mark a starting point in key areas particularly defense The Pentagons billion allocation which includes a record billion for procurement of new weapons systems would funnel huge sums to defense con tractors in the DallasFort Worth area The Defense Department wants to spend billion to purchase its first 10 production models of the F22 stealth fighter which is being built in part at Lockheed FUNDING FOR TEXAS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Pentagons proposed billion budget includes funding with Texas ties WEAPONS PROGRAMS billion to purchase the first 10 production models of the F22 stealth fighter billion to buy 12 copies of the C17 cargo plane billion to procure 20 copies for the Marine Corps and the Air Force of the V22 Osprey tiltrotor million for continued development of the Joint Strike Fighter 4440 million for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles pro gram million to purchase 55 of the Army Tactical Missile System million for the Multiple Launch Rocket System million for upgrades to existing F16 fighters MILITARY CONSTRUCTION The billion being sought by the administration for military con struction in fiscal 2001 includes million for Texas projects up from last years million request The proposed Texas fund ing includes million for Fort Bliss in El Paso million for Fort Hood in Central Texas million for Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio million for Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene million for Lackland AFB in San Antonio million for Camp Bullis in San Antonio for Red River Army Depot in Texarkana Martins Fort Worth plant and billion to purchase 20 copies of the V22 tiltrotor manufac tured by Bell Helicopter Textron in Fort Worth Sure to be less palatable to Congress is the administrations renewed request for new rounds of military base closures in 2003 and 2005 Lawmakers have refused earlier calls for additional base cutbacks still smarting over what Republicans view as improper White House meddling in the 1995 round The White Houses decision to fund 430 new Border Patrol agents next year shy of Congress directive to add agents also is sure to provoke new disputes with congressional Republicans Administration officials have looked for every excuse in the book not to protect our borders and our border is a Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison RTexas complained I will fight for the agents just like I have done the last three Clinton did propose increasing the Immigration and Naturalization Services budget by 11 percent next year to a record billion The increases would fund the new Border Patrol agents 115 extra landborder immigra tion inspectors 154 airport inspectors and extra deten tion beds Eightyseven of the new land border inspectors would be detailed to new ports of entry opening in three Texas communi ties Laredo Eagle Pass and Los Tomates Other projects of specific Texas interest include billion for continued construction of the international space station The program is managed by the Johnson Space Center near Houston million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program which helps Texas and other states with large numbers of incarcerated illegal immigrants defray their prison costs million in Army Corps of Engineers funding to operate Texas waterways and lakes including million for contin ued improvements to Houston and Galveston navigation channels million for operation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve the nations oil stockpile kept in underground caverns in Texas and Louisiana million for improve ments at Texas military bases up from the administrations million request for this year million for Border Patrol construction projects in Texas including million apiece for Border Patrol stations in Rio Grande City and Sanderson and million for a station in Hebbronville million for INS detention construction projects including million in improvements at the INS detention facility in Port Isabel million in nutritionand healthrelated assistance for impoverished rural communities along the border The space shuttle Endeavour will embark on Its mission to take a threedimensional snapshot of the earths surface Scientists are using radar technology to create the most thorough topographic map ever compiled Heres a look at how It works IA 197foot mast extends accordionstyle from a storage canister An antenna Is mounted on the end cargo bay STATE BRIEFS Knievel Jr to jump East Texas train PALESTINE AP Call it the great Texas train jump Robbie Knievel son of famed stunt motorcyclist Evel Knievel will attempt to ride his airborne motorcycle over a train on the Texas State Railroad in East Texas later this month Producers from the Fox net work have met with state railroad officials at the Palestine Park depot to work out details of what is planned to be a stunt to be nationally televised live on Feb 23 Jeff Androsky the producer supervising the event told the Palestine HeraldPress that the deal with Knievel is 99 percent done and that he expects con tracts to be signed this week Officials attack sick building syndrome DALLAS AP Officials with a national association repre senting the heating and ventila tion industry are working to establish new air quality stan dards for homes to stop the spread of sick building syn drome which researchers say also makes people ill On Monday during the International Airconditioning Heating and Refrigeration Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center representa tives with the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Airconditioning Engineers Inc discussed efforts to improve the ventilation of homes that are three stories or smaller Sick building syndrome dates to the early 1980s when the oil embargo made home manufactur ers design tighter buildings often with windows that didnt open Test opponents say they wont appeal AUSTIN AP group of minority students who lost a fed eral lawsuit seeking to overturn the states high school exit test wont appeal a judges ruling that upheld the exam their lawyer said Monday This has been an extremely difficult decision for said Al Kauffman of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund We feel there are serious errors in the facts and law of the decision but we have to weigh the chances of success against the chances of creating a bad standard in this area of the he said NEW HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Hemld Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County TX 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HemldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by car rier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County inTexas three months six months one year Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday through Friday and on Sunday can call 830 6259144 POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 DOHERTY FAMILY PRACTICE We promise to see you within one working day usually on the same day you Of Many insurance plans accepted 1533 E COMMON STREET NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS 78130 6255799 OR METRO 6O93941 NASA mission managers maintain a constant measure of the shuttles distance above sea level by using a Global Positioning System A radar signal is sent to the earth from the opened cargo bay Mast The signal bounces back to the shuttle and is picked up by antennas on the shuttle and mounted on the end of the mast The two radar signals are combined and compared to sea level to create a threedimensional map of the earth Source MountalnHIgh Maps NASA AP Astronauts return for second launch attempt CAPE CANAVERAL Fla returned to the Kennedy Space Center on Monday for their second attempt at lifting off on an Earthmapping mission NASA plans to begin the count down on Tuesday leading up to a Friday launch Last weeks launch attempt was scuttled by a faulty computerized unit that had to be replaced Were Delivering the Busmen and induitry Sunday March 12 s S Sunday March For Advertising Information 6259144 Our Advertising Staff will be pleased to design a custom ad for your business HERALDZEITUNG ;

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