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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2003 wT m SOUTHUE8T filCROFlJBI 627 E VAJfftri I V i UR LIFE GIVING SPIRIT New Braunfels answers in its neighbors hour of need during the holiday giving food and ringing Page IB fl TX 79903 FORUM WMD FOUND Cal Thomas pens that deposed dictator Saddam Hussein is the ultimate weapon of mass destruction or Page Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 14 2 sections CK WWW High 64 Details OEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV ORIOS 4B 3B 36 4A 3A 4B put on now By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The Alamo Area Council of Govern ments AAGOG reported Monday that mandatory emission testing of Vehicle tailpipe may riot be necessary to meet the regions federal clean air The computer model we sub mitted for analysis has just been val and the ozone pollution fore casts indicate that we will not have to necessarily implement Vehi cle emission test ing said Dorothy natural portation coordi nator for AACOG in San Adam Cork The final will be up to the leaders in the MayprAdam ahiember of AACOGs Air Improvement Resources Technical Committee said AACOGs analysis indicates no one single including emission is going to solve ozone The committee has been working on a computer model that includes strategies for reducing ozone pollu Cork The analysis of the data shows that only onehalf of 1 percent of ozone pollution would be eliminated by implementing emis sion If thats then we shouldnt be considering emis sion testing simply because of the costs AACOG officials said Monday that the regions strategies for clean air could be met without mandatory vehicle emissions Based on the validation of our sci entific we can proceed on the path to reducing ozone and mak ing the regions air healthy again through clean air strategies other than mandatory vehicle emission executive director of See Page 5A for waste workers By Scott Mahon Staff Writer City Councilman Ken Valentine said Tuesday night that he didnt want Waste Management to yank the rug from employees if the company takes over the citys I a workshop i withrepre seritatives of Waste dis cuss issues of privatiz ing the citys garbage collection including the future of Ken Valentine Although council has not made a decision regarding pri vatizing the cityoperated coun cil expressed concern for city employees who would be affected by privatizing the Valentine said he was especially con cerned for those city employees who would lose their city retirement The last thing I want to do is yank the rug out from under our Valentine Waste Management howev assured council that they would work with the city toward a Waste Management expected to hire all the citys employees if the city opted to privatize the Our goal would be to hire all the citys garbage collectipn said Tom district manager for Waste Man The healthcare benefits with Waste Management are extremely I dont knowhowwed address the retirement issue butif theres some way we caii figure it we Earlier this council said it would make a final decision on whether to See COUNCIL Page 5A FRONTand CENTER Walking like an Egyptian Canyon Intermediate School fourthgrader Bethany Hernande Tuesday explains to her classmates how she made her Egyptian death Photos by DAVID fourthgrader Paulina Gil shows math and sci ence teacher Kim Wright the inner workings of the pyramid she built as part of her studies on Students bring ancient culture to life in school By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Most fourthgraders dont play The ancient Egyptian board games rules are complicated and a small group of Comal mterme diate School gifted and talented students played the game with madeup rules Every day it changes depending on who said teacher Tracy For the past 18 Rogers has been taking her fourthgrade class through a study of the Egyptian They have learned the culture and the everyday lives of the ancient people and have brought the lessons to life through pupils presented an Egypt ian artifacts exhibit to their peers and Students have studied the number sys their science and The way it manifests itself is through the art Rogers Students studied the values and ideas of the Egyptian By building a model fourthgrader Paulina Gil learned about the Egyptian value of She learned that the triangular See EGYPT Page 5A NBISD network upgrade plan has price tag By Pylan Staff Writer A proposed gperoptip backbone biUed as a boost to New ifraunfels Independent School Pisttiefs tech weal pajmeity would east about Jennifer mstruetiQnal technology told the board pianned3 Bites of fiber optic lines CQUM connect 12 NBISD sites by September About would be vided in by New Braunfels NBISD trustees heard an update Tuesday on the libe tpjd the adding that 60 percent new jobs Once the lines would be hundreds of times faster than current network connections and would allow voice and video to be shared among the districts sary technology to teach district students new skills like digital gy over the 25 infinite capacity for supporting Faulkner The current connection is a limited and becoming The districts current connection about per At the connection gets clogged and Faulkner said Our Wds are she said We need to make sure our structure is enough to maintain Used Truck Jeep   

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