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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY MARCH 12 2004 LETTERS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 RIVALS Cougars Unicorns soccer teams play for pride since postseason playoff berths arent at stake Pt Readers argue for merging districts adding bike id preserving the f marriage Page 4A Vol 183 Mo 105 12 pages 2 sections CK WWVT Mostly cloudy High Low 61 55 Details1B DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 3B 2B 28 4A 3A 56A 3B Child support motive for alleged killing plot By Ron Maloney Staff The man jailed with a policemans wife last weekend over a Wllingforcash scheme initially approached an undercover officer seeking to have his exgirlfriend and pos sibly their child killed so he wouldnt have to pay child The revelation came in a court document that revealed details of the inves tigation that led to the arrests of Jonathan Gene Benavides 30 and Saffian tha Kaderli Childs 23 on allegations of criminal con spiracy to commit murder If convicted the pair could face up to life in prison Both are being held in Comal County Jail Bail for each is Childs is the wife of New Braunfels police officer Jef frey Childs Childs was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation to determine what if anything he knew about the alleged plot between his wife and an old high school friend Police say no information shows Childs knew anything about the situation See MOTIVE Page 3A FRONTand CENTER Board says keep permitonly parking By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board voted 42 Wednesday to recom mend keeping permitonly parking along East Lincoln Washington Avenue and Cross River Street The recommendation includes extending permit only parking to adjacent neighborhoods Rob Clark and Wilburn Fis chbeck voted no Board member America Valenzuela pointed out the boards vote was only a rec ommendation I recommend we continue the precedent set by the city she said But we can only make a recommendation to the Before voting the board lis tened to an hour of residents testimonials Chandler Gray who lives on East Lincoln Street said the summer tourism impact is unfair See PARKING Page 3A DAVID Frazier Elementary thirdgrader Angel Flores gets help from teacher Elizabeth Adams while working on a project using the Internet in one of the schools computer labs SPEED LEARNING More classes using Internet to keep students interested By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Elizabeth Adams Frazier Elementary teacher has real ized classroom Internet use is a great way to motivate stu dents and keep them inter ested The text book just isnt what it used to Adams said For a recent study on the Chinese New Year her stu dents took virtual field trips to San Franciscos Chinatown When it comes to keeping children interested in their work educators compete with the latest interactive video games and software Adams said When you put them down in front of a computer they are she said To capture students atten tion many teachers are inte grating technology into daily lessons Adams guides and super vises her students but gives them some independence I let the students facilitate their own she said Cindy Gregory a Spring Branch Middle School tech nology teacher also weaves general curriculum into tech nology lessons Gregory meets with SBMS teachers and coordinates les sons with them We try to take whatever topics theyre working on and apply that to computer Gregory said She also teaches a comput er applications class which teaches seventh and eighth graders email Paint Power Point and other applications Students also research using the Internet for class projects They start at kid friendly sites like Britannica online encyclopedias and Yahooligans The district has filter soft ware so the majority of inap propriate sites will be Gregory said The district also filters sites that are likely to have pop ups with uncontrollable con tent If anything inappropriate CISD candidate KeUy hopes to address growth Frorn Staff Cindy Kelly a San Antonio resident and mother of a Specht Elementary student filed Thursday for Comal Independent School District District 6 trustee My top goal is to resolve longterm growth issues for Single Member District Kelly wrote in a CISD candidate ques tionnaire Additionally I hope to improve the level of education at each campus within SMD 6 not by elevating test scores but by supporting and motivating teach ers and administrators to create or dis cover innovative teaching materials and Kelly is a medical technologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center She is married to Jack Kelly chief pilot for Rush Enterprises Their daughter Charlotte is a Specht secondgrader Kelly said in the questionnaire she was qualified because of her problemsolv ing teamwork and decisionmaking skills My focus will be to support children by creating and maintaining partnerships See KEUY Page 3A Cindy Kelly 2004 Last day to file for CISD trustee in District 6 or 7 is 5 pm March 15 Early voting begins on April 28 and ends on MayJJ The election is May 15 New menu Bamboo Asian Buffet is the latest See INTERNET Page 3A in dtys string of new eateries FIRST PROTESTANT CHURCH 1 Pastor The Rev Meeting times 3 sum and each Location 172 W 6097729 stop atyte First Protestant has been with NB since the start dance 660 By Lsigh Jones Staff Writer First Protestant Churchs first pastor and congregation arrived on the boat carrying New Braunfels original settlers from Germany to the New World They were pioneers in the 19th century The Rev Paryl tUggins believes the congregations motivation is still the same Our focus is to create disciples in the 21st he said Weve been here so long and we think its important that we continue to lead people spiritually For Higgins continued leadership means staying in the present location con structed in J875 As need faj spice increased tip church purchased suj rojunding buildings and land The sec orui parsonage torn to 1908 was deniol isnsd to mate way for the fawjiy Mfeegp Eugene Mornhinwegs office sits over the site of the old house which holds a significant place in his heart was bom in that he said And now Im the church Mornhinwegs office is covered with books and records he used to catalog the churchs significant moments Everything involved in church life was conducted in German until 1927 Because records md meeting minutes hold valuable facts for church members as well as people doing genealogical research on ances tors from New Braunfels Mornhinweg had to translate every document into English The original documents are in a humidity controlled vault below the said Dyrfng translation process Moni See 3 A The Rev   

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