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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas American Profile Students win If teachers LEISURE This Week Museum corners the market on NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Get in mood for school with cool C SUNDAY August 2001 50 pages in 5 sections pages in 5 scctic HERALDZ EITUNG 150 235 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Annexation battle comes down to vote FROM STAFF REPORTS Annexation foes will get their chance to speak albeit when New Braunfels City Council takes up the matter Council will meet at in council chambers at the New Braunfels Munici pal Building to consider the first reading of the annexation The city plans to annex more than 11 The council will meet at in executive session to discuss annexation legal issues with city attorney Charlie See OA Wait for cures from stem cell research could be a long one Families hold out hope controversial methods will help their diseases BY LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Fiveyearold Jamie Langbeins mother gets ready to race her daughters insulin pump across town after the diabetic child forgets to take it to art Ann Campbell literally inches her way out of unable to sit until she gets her first dose of Parkinsons medication to tem porarily loosen her stiff And John Jenkins heads home from work to handfeed lunch to his Lou Gehrigs disease has frozen her limbs and made swallowing an These are the daily struggles of families awaiting the promise of embryonic stem But after President Bush allows limited federal research with these muchtouted the families hope mixes with fear that the wait may prove to be too Which is why the Langbeins were excit ed to learn about stem master cells found hi 5dayold embryos that give rise to all human There are different stem cells found in adult tissue that also show See BUSH Patrollinon the river JESSIE New Braunfels police Kevin Clayton and Detective Bob Parchman far right operate their motorized raft down the Comal River early Saturday Officers were assigned in greater numbers to the Comal this weekend because of the Guadalupes low officials say plan not perfect BY AMY CLARKSON AND RON MALONEY Staff Writers Les Caffey likes to sit on his back deck over the Guadalupe listen to the river and forget the Right here is where we spend he nod ding down at his Chelsie and Even in the I sit This New Braunfels Police Department and the citys river management plan have given him back his he It Just the presence of the police out there is all you As far as Im several years ago we had police working the It worked fan just like it has this sum they Had we continued to have them all these we never would have had the problems weve Caffey JESSIE Les Caffey says he has the best place on the Guadalupe with great neighbors now thanks to New Braunfels a better He rated this summers river enforcement a resounding suc cess and said he hoped it would I think this summer on the Guadalupe has been much bet ter than anybody he New Braunfels new river management plan has earned the praise of with ques tions from only a few in its first few The citys River Activities Committee created the compre hensive program that covers law trash pickup and increased services on the Comal and Guadalupe After public meetings and considerable controversy the plan started this sum The city placed new umbrella covers at the last pub lic created designated pick up places for the bought more trashcans and cre ated a law enforcement plan for Tubers largely unaware of added police BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Police watching out for tomfoolery on the river should make their pres ence known in a friendly kind of according to outoftown tubers unaware of the extra Most tubers traversing the Comal River Saturday said they paid little attention to or barely noticed the added police pres ence along the They said they were too busy enjoying the while others were totally unaware of the citys efforts to clamp down on rowdy river Stuart a resident of said he didnt know about added police We didnt see any signs that said they were he Williams said he thought the tube rental companies or police stationed near the businesses should give people fair warning School district giving lessons in change BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer parents and teachers at New Braunfels Independent School District will get a lesson in change when school starts District Superintendent Ron Reaves said students return ing to class will contend with physical changes in district as well as changes in academic This years ninthgrade stu dents will have to start prepar ing for the new Texas Assess ment of Knowledge and Back to school When the freshmen become juniors in they must demonstrate proficiency in science and The new test replaces the Texas Assessment of Academ ic Skills or which only had students demon strate English and math In students will be seeing the level of curriculum and expectations We feel they can meet Theyre going to need Reaves In order to better prepare students for college and the the district has adopted the states recom mended graduation plan for high The plan calls for students to accumulate 24 credits before instead of the minimum 22 Were trying to have teach era understand that TAKS is and address it in See JESSIE New Braunfels Superintendent Ron Reaves looks over a new textbook with OakRuns Bryce INSIDE On the Key Code 77
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