Tuesday, February 20, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY February 2001 12 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 seccii HERALDZEITUNG 86 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Here comes the bus from GSPAN Photo from The CSPAN School Bus will swing by New Braunfels High School Students and teachers will be able to tour the which has a television production studioon Traveling TV production studio to visit NBHS FROM STAFF REPORTS The CSPAN School Bus rolls into New Braunfels The 45foot motor coach which includes a traveling TV production studio and media demonstration center will be parked at New Braunfels High School from 11 to 3 The public is We are very excited for all of our stu especially the students in broadcast and print journalism who will be able to visit the NBHS Principal Mike Fitsko This visit will give students the unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at live television and how it The bus will provide educators and community leaders with firsthand knowledge of the CSPAN Networks 24 hour public affairs This visit is sponsored by Time Warner While the bus is on the CSPAN televises onair short programs from historical sites and selected public affairs events from local communities along the The primary goals of the bus tour are to introduce teachers and students to C SPAN as an educational resource and to reinforce the value of cable television among key Another obvious goal is to emphasize in each community that C SPAN is created by cable and offered as a public NBHS faculty members will attend a C SPAN meeting at CSPAN airs locally on channel 39 and is available in 77 million households nation CSPAN 2 airs locally on channel 40 and is currently available in 58 million households The checkered flag Local family joins NASCAR world in mourning Earnhardt AP Photo The checkered flag reflects in the sun glasses of Dale from in Victory Lane on Dale was a key figure in the explosive growth of NASCAR during the past 20 Born in Earnhardt raced for the first time in Winston Cup in He got his first vic tory at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1979 his last win was in October at Talladega was one of the pio neers of NASCAR in the In addition to his wife Teresa and eldest son Dale Earnhardts survivors include another a driver who failed to qualify for the Daytona and daughters Kelly and Source Associated Press BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Sundays 42nd annual Daytona 500 looked like it was headed for a storybook one lap from the Michael Waltrip a veteran dri ver who had never won and was regarded by many to have been essentially washed was driving his first race for his new car Dale And Waltrip was winning it after losing 462 straight In second place was Earnhardts Dale Earnhardt In and running interference for his son and the man nobody else believed was Dale What happened next shocked and horrified the racing world and its felt from Florida to New Braunfels and far will reverberate through the racing community for years to In the last turn of the last lap of NAS CARs biggest its biggest Dale Earnhardt got thrown headon into a concrete wall and killed instantly as his son and his teammate went on to finish first and It gives you a little something to look at whenever youre You have to be but you still have to be Any time out there on thai race you could wreck and Kelly 15 Legends car driver Earnhardt was Mike Vinsons family was among the 30 million households across the United States that were tuned into NASCARs biggest Vinsons tied last year for the national championship in Legends stock car which is a stepping stone toward NASCARs Winston where the Dayspring Christian School student hopes his career will take Kelly Vinson is a religious boy raised in a religious family who con ducts prayer meetings at Earnhardts death has underlined what the boy has always known nobody in auto racing is immune Photo submitted New Braunfels resident and Legends car driver Kelly meets NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt in a photograph taken several years from the risk of paying the ultimate price of participation in a dangerous Its very Kelly Vinson It gives you a little something to look at whenever youre You have to be but you still have to be Any time out there on that race you could wreck and Vinson said when he watched Earnhardts accident on television See Scooter Store seeks from 4B funds BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Scooter Store again is asking the city to help build an office On The Scoot er Store will seek a grant from New Braunfels to fund completion of a street to the new The money also will pay for detention and retention ponds to control drainage from the request comes just months after The Scooter Store sought a million loan from the citys economic development which has since lost its sales tax We hope to fill this build ing with about 600 We think we can fill it said Tony Scooter Store chief financial Theres so much national for our In return for the The Scooter Store offers to create at least 200 new jobs and as many as 600 dur ing the next several years contribute million during 10 years in local school taxes to New Braun fels Independent School Dis trict and increase its participation in NBISDs mentoring pro gram from almost 100 employees now to 330 employees within five The employees each would volunteer one hour a week to work with Those employees would be paid for their time by The Scooter Smith said that if The Scooter Store failed to meet any of those it would repay the Construction on the office building began this week on almost 13 acres of a 42acre site on the north corner of Loop 337 and Texas An official groundbreaking cer emony will take place March and the Scooter Store Whats Up What New Braunfels When 7 Wednesday Where New Braunfels Municipal Conference Room 424 Castell Why Public hearing to consider a request from The Scooter Store and Worth and Associates for for drainage and utilities for a 42acre office park develop ment at Loop 337 and Texas 46 public hearing to consid er issuance of up to mil lion in certificates of obliga tion to fund six major street and drainage should be able to move into the building in Smith All were asking for is that the city be a part of this great thing that were doing for New Smith The architects spent a day in New Braunfels before designing the building so they could match the tradi tional German architecture that makes up much of the To help pay for street and drainage work for the build The Scooter Store wants to use economic development sales tax In New Braunfels voters adopted a halfpercent of the citys total sales tax Oneeighth of 1 percent was for property tax reduc A secondeighth percent was dedicated to economic development and placed under the supervision of the citys economic development The remaining twoeighths of 1 percent were placed under the supervision of the citys infrastructure and improvement also called the 4B board in reference to its enabling leg See SCOOTER NBISD trustees considering school calendar tonight BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Now Braunfels school district trustees will consider when the 2002 school year will begin when they meet The meeting is scheduled for 7 in the Education 430 West The board is scheduled to consider the new calendar for the 20012002 school trustees could authorize a waiver application to the Texas Edu Whats Up WHO New Braunfels school dis trict trustees WHAT Meeting WHEN 7 today WHERE Education 430 Mill cation The waiver applica tion is considered routine and seeks the states permission for early release days and for staff develop ment If the calendar is the administration will ask TEA for the maximum of three days for staff development and four early release The TEA allows up to six days for early Trustees also will be asked to approve clarification of the New Braunfels High class ranking An appointed committee is recom mending clarifications to the current system so that parents and students can understand it The rank ings are important to students who plan to attend A contractor could be awarded its bid to remove asbestos floor tiles from the NBHS office and administration The lowest bidder meeting the dis tricts criteria was Vanco Insulation at The district will pay for the work using money from the 1999 bond The work is slated to take place during spring March INSIDE Abby Classifieds Comics 8A Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 7A Obituaries 3A Sports A Key Coda