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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 5, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS SURPRISE CUT Dallas Cowboys coach Parcells tightlipped about cutting the teams starting quarterback Quincy Carter Page S FORUM EDITORIAL Officials should tread carefully when it comes to suggesting toll roads for transportation projects 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 228 10 pages 1 section ICK CL www i s Mostly sunny High Low 10074 DEAR AB6Y COMICS 8 I 1 FORUM SPORTS TV GRIDS 4 f 8 Porn star awarded custody of daughter By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A former adult film star Hus tler magazine model and Comal County resident won custody of her daughter Wednesday in County Court atLaw2 Laura Carney 35 formerly of River Crossing known in the pornography industry as Bar bi Slavegirl and Dimi operated a business called Pink Ink Enter tainment with her husband Patrick Carney 50 now of San Antonio She told Judge Charles Stephens court her husband forced her to look like a Barbie doll for pornographic pur poses hooked her on drugs and kept pornography on his computer Both say they have rehabili tated themselves Laura Carney now lives in Indiana where she said she teaches meditation After two days of testimony Stephens granted the divorce and then advised the former couple he wasnt pleased with either of them The first thing I noticed about the whole case was weve heard an awful lot about pornography but everyone fails to focus on the beautiful 3 daughter you Stephens But Im not convinced either of you has put away the bad things you were doing Youre asking me to choose between some one who is an adult entertain er and someone who has used pornography and cannot remember the last time you used a The judge ruled custody would be joint managing con servatorship with Laura Car ney having primary custody Shop til you drop during tax break By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Families are poised to take advantage of this weekends sales tax holiday to buy new school clothes This years sales tax holiday begins at am Friday and ends at midnight on Sunday Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn predicted that families would save million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holi day During the threeday holi day most clothing and footwear priced under are taxfree Shoppers can save about for every they spend on backtoschool clothes Layaway plans can be used again this year to take advan tage of the sales tax holiday Becky Heulitts three chil dren Brookie Tyler and Trevor will attend Frazier Elementary School this year She said shed spend about for school clothes this weekend They both just had birth days and got lots of clothes but I plan to do some more shopping this Heulitt said Tuesday some parents said the rush of shoppers during the holiday wasnt worth the tax savings I did it the first year and that was the last year I did it because it was just too hectic and too said Allison Drake whose 13yearold daughter Kymber will attend Canyon Middle School this fall I had the kids try on clothes and it took an hour just to wait for a dressing room It wasnt worth the Joy Preece of New Braunfels See TAX BREAK Page 3 State plugs in new electrician licensing rules By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Beginning Sept 1 electri cians and their apprentices in Texas must for the first time be licensed by the state Anyone doing electrical work without the license can be fined In New Braunfels accord ing to Planning Director Frank Robbins the new rules wont change much for elec tricians doing business local ly because the city already licensed them to the same standard set under the new law which was passed by the 78th Texas Legislature In unincorporated areas such as Comal County which didnt have the author ity to regulate electricians or their work the change is an important one that could result in increased safety and better practices in rural con struction State Rep Carter Casteel RNew Braunfels said the intent was to provide better regulation of electricians and their work in rural areas There was a real con cern about electrical work being performed by people who were not licensed and appropriately Cas teel said This bill House Bill 1487 said you had to be licensed and contractors who built homes had to use licensed In cities Casteel said it wasnt an issue because most regulate and license electricians already It wasnt all that Casteel said In the coun ty you dont have that See ELECTRICIAN Page 3 DAVID Trevor Heulitt 8 center eyes a pair of pants while his mother Becky helps his twin brother Tyler pick out a shirt while shopping for backtoschool clothes Tuesday Heulitt says she plans on spending about this weekend on the twins and their 7yearold sister Brookie Gutierrez named new assistant city attorney By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels new assis tant city attorney Mario Gutierrez is scheduled to Gutierrez 43 reported to work Monday after being hired by City Attorney Char lie Zech Zech who has been city be appointed municipal since Iune 2001 prosecutor by city council fof an cltV Monday attorney last year but coun Bruce Boyer who was the request appointed municipal pros Earlier this year Zech ecutor in 1982 resigned made another request which May 3 j was approved by council Boyer earned a City Manager Chuck Pinto year to prosecute municipal smd tifooufr council opted court cases including class not to m assistant city C misdemeanors such as attorney last year the citys traffic fines public intoxica 8rowth Justified Zechs tion and alcoholrelated retluest offenses concerning minors See ATTQRNfY Page 3 skills By Leigh Jones Staff Writer While their peers rushed home after school last year to play video games 90 Memorial Intermediate stu dents stayed after class every day to play one of the oldest skill games in the world chess Teacher David MacRoberts founded tiie Knights of the Round Table chess club in 2003 alter reading about a Harlem school that used chess to help students school activities MacRoberts had the incen tive and was willing to donate his time but he needed mon ey for chess sets and learn ing tools to help beginners get involved in the clubs activities The money of course was not in the schools budget The Round Table would have remained just an idea except for a grant from the New BraunMs Indepen dent School District Educa instruction books chess sets designed to help beginners learn the game and one mag netic display board that allowed him to teach strategy to a classroom full of players I would not have had the money to do this without the education Mac Roherts said Progressive pro grams like this may be the one thing that drives a kid to par ticipate in school and inter act with teachers outside encourage parririparton in ey to purchase 10 Memorial Inter mediate teacher David Macftoberts uses chess to help students learn math lessons
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