New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 24, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

January 24, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY January 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in Z scctu HERALDZEITUNG 63 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Bush education package could send federal money to private schools Bush education Annual state assessments in read ing and math for every child in grades Districts that do not make enough progress in one year will receive All students in districts that do not make enough progress in two straight years must be offered option of attending another public Disadvantaged students at schools that fail for three years could use federal funds to attend other BY RON FOURNIER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Bush proposed a multibil liondollar schoolimprovement plan on Tuesday that would shift federal money to private schools when public education He added a lastminute provi sion in a gesture to Democrats opposed to school In an Oval Office meeting with Democratic and Republican law Bush said there must be consequences if children are trapped in schools that will not But he included the new provi sion suggest he by a Democrat that could help schools avoid the loss of federal money to private Both parties have been talk ing about educa tion reform for quite a he Its time to come Democrats objected to the school voucher proposal but embraced other portions of Bushs including spending increases for reading and after BUSH school care and a Its time requirement that to COine states must test tntspfhpr atudeJlts every year from grades three through President eight in reading George and Bush cant empha size enough the other areas where the president was reaching I in educa tion where theres a very broad agreement and meaning ful agreement and the basics for a very important legislative initia said Edward still enjoying a political honeymoon after a bitterly fought hopes to use the broad popularity of the idea of educa tion reform as a bridge to Democ rats a way to make good on his promise to bring civility and bipartisanship to He included Democrats in two separate White House meetings on education Tuesday and singled out Democratic lawmakers for praise in public Bush shared credit with saying Jeff Bingaman pro vided the idea that accounted for See Group forms hotel tax funding proposal Senior Brauntex top HOT committees list BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer A silence dropped in a con ference room in the citys Municipal Building when a 15member committee scratched their recommenda tions for spending hotel occu pancy tax revenues on a sheet of Tuesday was the last time the committee would meet before it has to make recom mendations to New Braun fels City Council The Hotel Occupancy Tax Com mittee listed the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens Brauntex Childrens renovation projects and Wurstfest at the top of its grantrecipient recom mendation Council appointed the com mittee to recommend how the city should spend an unallo cated portion of the citys hotel occupancy tax revenues that city officials previously said amounts to about I think the committee should be commended for the job they have done for the chairman Adam Cork The meetings went and everybody worked The selection process was quick and rather scientific each member assigned a rat ing from 0 to 10 to each busi nonprofit group or indi vidual who asked for a grant from the kitty the hotel occu pancy tax The citys chief financial Chet then plugged the numbers into a and a computer See and and the rest of the Moreno family are now staying with an Uncle in Cypress JESSIE Zeltung Buy the book JESSIE Cindy Boyce tries to help fouryearold Eric Bpyce choose a book to take home Tuesday night at Lamar Primarys book fair family The annual event helps raise funds for the Amanda Vestal center tries to chose between a Scooby Doo book and one from the Clifford Implementation next step in new garbage plan Public education part of launching payasyouthrow program BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The new payasyouthrow garbage plan New Braunfels City Council gave final approval to Monday night could take about 60 to 90 days to Assistant to the City Manager Don Fer guson The ordinance maintains existing restrictions on how much garbage residents can put on the but makes enforcement of the restric tions more Residents still can leave the equivalent of three 30 gallon but to have excess garbage picked they must mark it with a Weve not changed the lim it on how much you can put What weve said is in order to pick up excess garbage in the well need to see a Ferguson You still have up to 90 gallons a 180 gal lons a week of garbage you could put City council will schedule two dates for residents to place excess garbage on the curb without extra Now that the ordinance is city staff will turn their attention to an implementa tion which Ferguson said could materialize in the next few In the next 60 to 90 were going to need to devel op Were going to need to finalize the distribution system for the We have to work with the collectors to let them know how the pro gram he And we educational material out to Those are things you real ly couldnt do without know ing what direction city coun cil would so now were moving he The citys Recycling Advi sory which devel oped the payasyputhrow would play a vital role in drawing up an education al Weve got to develop the educational Fer guson We want as many people as possible to understand the program before we put it in Educational material could include such details as where to purchase the and recycling options to reduce garbage The educational plan could See Second trial begins for man accused of 1999 sexual assault BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The second trial of a 24yearold New Braunfels man accused in a 1999 sexual assault opened Tuesday in 22nd Judicial District Jerard Ytuarte faces two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to if convicted of the early morning attack in which he allegedly stole into the apartment of a New Braunfels woman and raped In Ytuartes first trial in March another Comal County jury forcing a second trial before District Judge Charles Ram An fourwoman jury was seated Monday for the second Prosecutors Ed Jendrezy and Ed Springer presented witnesses Tues day from the New Braunfels Police Department and McKenna Memori al Hospital who described the inves tigation and the victims emotional state after she reported the Also a Department of Pub lic Safety criminalist said DNA test ing conclusively linked Ytuarte to the Ytuarte has admitted to having sex with the 37yearold but he told investigators it was Tuesday the victims boyfriend testified about telephone conversations between the pair on the night of the He described how his girlfriend had been confronted outside her apart ment by men she did not recognize and who tried to strike up a conver sation with Shortly someone twice knocked on her apart ment the boyfriend At he he discounted her She was more concerned than I I became concerned when they knocked on the he He described listening on his cel lular phone as she became panic She What do I do What do I do he He worked to calm her in spite of See School lessons help children escape fire BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer As soon as 10yearold Yajaira Moreno realized her house was on fire Saturday she woke up her 4yearold brother and led him to their older ers crawling on their hands and Minutes all four Moreno children escapee in time to watch the flames consume their 1527 Koehjer Road which contained everything they The smell of smoke had awok en and she saw flames bursting behind a At first she was but then she told herself to so she could keep her head I didnt know what to but then I calmed she I just woke up and I got my little and I crawled on my In my science my teacher had given us several To donate Clothing sizes boys size 4 10yearold girls size 1014 14yearold size 32x32 18yearold size 34x32 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