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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                PageSA HERALDZEITUNO Santana sweeps Grammys with Supernatural LOS ANGELES AP Carlos Santana who first gained fame a generation ago with a searing gui ftar performance at Woodstock capped a triumphant comeback Wednesday with a recordtying eight Grammy Awards The 52yearold guitarists multiplatinum Supernatural won album of the year His first No 1 single capped a sweep of the major Grammys by winning song and record of the year Santana tied Michael Jacksonfc 1983 record of most Grammys on a single night Music is the vehicle for the magic of he said upon accepting the album of the year trophy and the music of Supernatural was a sign and designed to bring unity and har To a standing ovation Santana performed Smooth just before winning his final award He kissed singer Rob Thomas at the end Only a lack of a writing credit for Smooth prevented a record 1A serves on the Mens Ministry Com mittee at the church Since moving to New Braunfels f in 1993 he has served on the board of the Comal County Childrens Shelter as both treasurer and vice president and served on the 1998 99 United Way fund drive com mittee Hes a fiveyear member of the New Braunfels Rotary and a member of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc As a chamber member he serves on the Airman of the Quar ter committee Before moving to New Braun fels Pryor served in the Air Force for nine years and was selected as the NonCommissioned Officer of the Year for Nellis Air Force Base and Tactical Air Com mand in 1991 While stationed in Nevada he received a bachelor of science degree in management informa tion systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas Pryor said he planned to meet with constituents in District 4 in the next couple months to find out their concerns and then develop his stance on different issues With experience and leader ship 1 hope to preserve the natur al resources and beauty of New Braunfels with careful compas sionate planning to benefit Dis trict 4 and the entire he said 1A I personally feel its a tragedy to have kids in school in early he said Clay said he would support changing Nov 22 and Dec 22 back to holidays if teachers pushing for the change worked with the board to reach some kind of compromise Clay said the board supported the wishes of teachers and administra tors by including two oneweek breaks and ending the first semester before the holidays I think we have wonderful teach lers but Im disappointed with the of some of them for not coming up with some kind of give and take Id be glad to give those two days back as holidays in exchange for that Thursday and Fri day in he said Clay said he voted against the calendar because he would like to see students return from the Christ mas break Thursday Jan 4 rather than Monday Jan 8 In other business Roy Linnartz project consultant for the district said Thursday night he would pre 1 sent trustees a piece of property nearTimberwood Park off Borgfeld Road located on the west side of 281 in Bexar County for the new 281 elementary school Linnartz said the Borgfeld Road property was not the 20acre prop erty on Borgfeld Road trustees rejected in a 43 vote Dec 17 Trustees have been stalled in their efforts to move forward on selecting property for the elementary school because of a controversy over the schools site either west or east of 281 At a Jan 27 meeting trustees passed a resolution in a 43 vote agreeing to build the new school west of 281 Krueger said trustees would need to decide Thursday night whether to move forward on the property or instruct the administration to con tinue looking at other properties Trustees also will consider chang ing the school calendar to add another school day for Spring Branch Middle School students after administrators cancelled school Feb 18 because of a bomb threat The board also will look at approving contract extensions for principals administrators and coaches Visit us online at www heraldzeitung com First Baptist Church Senior Adults jeer John Rushing Music 25 26 27 aptist Church ss St ices begin at on Friday and Saturday ay at breaking performance by Santana The song of the year trophy went to Thomas and Itaal Shur I want to thank Santana for taking this song to the Shur said Another nominee whose career began in the 1960s Cher won her first Grammy for dance recording She enjoyed her biggest commer cial success last year with the hit single In a mild upset Christina Aguilera beat out her fellow teen queen and former Mousketeer Britney Spears for the Grammy as best new artist Even she was surprised Oh my God you she said I seriously do not have a speech prepared whatsoever Im shaking right Feuding soul divas TLC picked up two Grammys for best rhythm n blues performance by a group for their frank putdown of men No and best album for No Scrubs was also named best song Sting sprang an upset in the male pop vocal category with a victory for Brand New beating out younger Latininflu enced singers Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin Sting also won for pop album I felt the talent I was up against was said Sting who also won for pop album I have 14 Grammys now and a very large mantle Eminem won two awards for best rap solo performance and best rap album Two 70s icons took home their first trophies ever love god Barry Whites Staying Power won best male perfor mance and Black Sabbaths Iron Man was honored as best metal performance Countrys leading ladies the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain won two Grammys apiece George Jones who had a near fatal traffic wreck last year won male country vocal for Wurstfest recognizes photo winners Local and area amateur photog raphers entered a total of 45 pho tographs in the 1999 Photo contest The contest required photos taken at the 1999 Wurstfest or any Wurstfestrelated event Grand prize was awarded to Lisa Sacco for the photo of her daughter Kareece Sacco second prize went to Bob Smith for the photo of his granddaughter Kameron Smith and third prize went to Sara Flores for the photo of her daughter Emily Flores with Jimmy Sturr The first place winner got a Fujifilm DX10 Digital Camera second place a Fujifilm Endeavor 1010 APS camera outfit and third place Fujifilm Discovery 290S 35 MM camera outfit Top right Lisa Sacco won first place in the Fuji Film Photo Contest with this picture of her daugh ter Kareece Sacco Top left Second place in the contest went to Bob Smith for the photo of his grand daughter Kameron Smith Additional winners got a Fujifilm Quicksnap APS multi view camera They were Darlene Cook Jay Schriewer Judy Graves Linda Kenworthy Joe Miller and Cathy Marcoux Wurstfest Association Public Relations Director Herb Skoog said the photo contest was created to highlight fun times with family and friends and at the same time expand and update Wurstfest photo files for use in promoting the annual festival The top three winners were guests of the Wurstfest Association at its annual meeting in January Prizes were presented by Wurstfest Association outgoing president Maurice Fischer and Larry Perry Fuji Foto Film USA key account manager At right Sara Flores received third place honors for the photo of her daughter Emily Flores with Jimmy Sturr 1A This is not a dying Cork said Theres not boards up all over windows We have a few For Rent signs up but thats nor mal especially the first of the The twoyear freeze will allow the city time to study the issue and give different groups time to orga nize proposals The Downtown Association is developing such a proposal but not necessarily to get a piece of the bed tax pie Its the citys job to figure out where the money comes Cork said And using bed tax money on downtown might not be the best way to spend that dedicated tax he said Marty Lindley owner of Comal Inn 424 Comal agreed Theres other money she said But plenty of people associated with downtown said the tax could benefit downtown Sandy Kelley vice president of the Historic Outdoor Art Gallery said she was concerned about the freeze Weve never applied for that money but we hope she said HOAG raised money for the first outdoor mural on Castell Avenue and is seeking funds for a second mural she said Mac McCoy president of the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association said the group would not ask for tax revenue but wouldnt reject it either We decided not to get involved with political McCoy said BPATA is raising money to restore the Brauntex Theater downtown Paul Martinka owner of Henne Hardware Company 246 W San Antonio said he believed down town needed some of the tax revenue soon Get your Car ready for a HjOT Summer VISA MASTER DISCOVER Big OR SMA Wit Cool TkM AH For Only Well Pressure Flush and Replace yourAntlFreezei IMF 85 pm AnaMM 218 Trade Center Dr I Juan Silva Luis Valdez Myr IS yrs Experience Two years is too he said If were going to work on down town we need to do it Bill Groff owner of Country Faire 230 West San Antonio agreed It should have been done a long time he said Now that we can spend the money on poten tially good things we Last month the city renegotiated the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces contract for tourism promotion freeing up more than 15 percent of the tax revenue Council shouldnt wait two years to spend this money Groff said He suggested the city look into the legality of spending the bed tax on things like oldfashioned lights for downtown benches trash cans and improved signage directing peo ple to downtown tax by state law is a dedicated tax Revenue can be spent on convention facilities tourism promotion promotion of arts and historical restoration or preserva tion programs District 6 councilwoman Juliet Watson suggested the city use the tax to buy and restore historic build ings or offer lowinterest loans Morgan Hill the developer work ing on turning the old Comal Pow er Plant into a destination hotel said he possibly could use some of the hotel tax revenue although thats not something hes seriously con sidered We might ask to use that mon he said Id hate to see a plain clear twoyear Hill said he also would hate to see the convention center idea tak en off the table as the referen dum would do if approved Uncertainty is a problem for he said Id like to be developing this project in a com munity thats looking thoughtfully at expanding a convention Jay Rogers owner of New Braun fels Coffee 489 Main Plaza said he thought it was premature to take the convention center idea off the table A convention center if its done right could be very beneficial to Rogers said Groff said a convention center could revitalize downtown if put in the right the old HE B building on San Antonio Street But if put in the proposed Cotton Crossing development in Gruene a convention center could hurt down town Martinka said Both Groff and Martinka agreed the convention center referendum was good for the community I think the public should have a say in Groff said Council isnt representing the city like it   

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