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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY August 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in 4 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 234 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Knpx knows community service BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Elliot Knox is a man who knows about community ser vice and in his 88th Knox is scaling back on his but his contribu tions will touch the com munity for Comal County officials honored Knox for 22 years of service on the countys Industrial Devel opment Knox stepped down from the board officially on Replacing him on the board will be Bob Knox was a founding mem and treasurer of the board that encourages industrial development by facilitating taxfree bonds from the The bonds are a financing tool to companies already in this county that meet the guidelines or to companies that choose to locate here to create During the authoritys his the board raised million for nine businesses to locate in Comal including Lightning Metals and Simpson Racing Prod Those businesses directly or indirectly created more than County Judge Danny Scheel lauded Knox in remarks Friday at Honors Hall at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com On behalf of Comal Coun ty and Id like to thank Elliot for the service hes put Scheel Im a middleaged but I can remember as a very young person hearing Elliot Knoxs name on every orga nization in Ive won dered how you could have the See CHRIS Elliot Knox displays his 1968 picture that hangs on the Wall of Honors in Honors CISD mulls new budget Campos says keep tax rate BY MARTIN MALACARA Writer Comal Independent School District has balanced budget for but it does not have much breathing the districts financial director said Thurs Abel Campos presented the draft of the new budget to trustees at a budget workshop meeting at Bill Brown Ele mentary The board will meet 6 23 at Canyon High School to hear public com ments before adopting the Campos estimated the new budget at more than up million from the 20002001 Campos said he would recommend next years proposed tax rate stay the same at per The average home valuation in the school district is with a taxable value at If the current tax rate is the average tax bill would be About 86 percent of the new budget relates to personnel with the other 14 percent for nonpersonnel expenses such as equipment purchase and In the district gave teachers a minimum pay along with raises for other The pay es cost the district Campos To fund the pay district offi cials cut from the including administrative staff reductions in the central The pay increase leaves salaries less than most San Antonio area school dis tricts but about more than New Braunfels Independent School NBISD has a teacher base salary of Schools in the San Antonio area average around for base Employee health insurance comprises another large portion of the Cam pos at Premiums for single employee coverage increased from while coverage increased from to The district pays 100 percent of cover age for fulltime District employees no longer have den tal Campos said despite the lack of dental coverage and the increased he believed district employees had one of the better insurance packages compared Fabulous night JESSIE the Littl Fisherman Orchestra plays the classic Sentimental Journey as part of the Fabulous Forties theme Friday night at the American Cancer Societys Starlight Gala 2001 at the New Braunfels Civic a table full of 40s memorabilia greets gala guests Friday night as they wait for their Fabulous Forties Area residents turned out in their best attire to support the American Cancer a lone couple takes a spin on the dance The annual blacktie gala features dancing a silent auction and gaming to help raise money to fight Allied airstrike on Iraq communications center kills one BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON the largest airstrike against Iraq and British warplanes attacked antiaircraft sites Friday that the Pentagon said were being used increasingly to try to shoot down allied The official Iraqi News Agency said the attack killed one person and wounded A government spokesman called the attack a cowardly operation targeting civil and service About 20 and British attack planes and 30 support aircraft carried out the Fri day morning strike on three air defense sites in the south ern Iraq flightinterdiction the Pentagon They targeted a military communications a surfacetoair missile launch ing site and a longrange radar all elements of Iraqs integrated airdefense Army Steve Campbell Officials said the commu nications facility was among targets in the February when 24 allied strike planes targeted five air defense commandandcon trol sites around All of these targets were contributing to the effective ness of the Iraqi airdefense Campbell The targets were in the nofly zone that United States and Britain have been enforcing since shortly after the end of the 1991 Gulf War to protect minority Shiite Muslims against attacks by government Iraq considers the zones to be In recent it has stepped up efforts to shoot down the allied planes patrolling the zones in both southern and northern Iraq and allied planes have on a number of occasions shot Also of Iraq has used increasingly improved tech because it has almost restored what allies had damaged in the February air officials have A White House spokesman described the attack as a rou tine but somewhat heavier INSIDE Key Code 76
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