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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                OCTOBER ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASEBALL The Houston Astros lose to the Louis Cardinals 107 in game 1 of the NL Champion ship Page 7A FORUM COLUMN City Councilman Ken Valentine discusses pros for voting yes to Proposition Page 4A New Braunfels and Comal County since 12 2 sections CLICK I 1 DEARABBY IB 30 chance of rain I High Low I 72 47 1 i Details 8A i COMICS 4B i CROSSWORD 41 I FORUM j OBITUARIES IA I SPORTS 7A i TV GRIDS IB LULAC to help fired city employees By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A Hispanic advocacy group has questioned the citys firings asking that they be preparations for a lawsuit ment taken from homes flooded in on representing Said he had Consulted teal attorney Mid against DOS with the League of United Latin the city were to back off now ocal attorney said one of the a 21 sible criminal charges in con American Citizens in of 12 street department Wednesday he was making year veteran street depart nection with items allegedly tion with the See Page 3A ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY to serve jail time for 2003 wreck Photos by MANDY Gavin Jackson left and Whitney Thorpe of Coach Donovan Doves seventh grade class enter in their answers to the quiz question posted on the The computer will register their and points will be 2 SVMS history classrooms benefit from foundation grant By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Seventh grade Smithson Val ley Middle School students leave their pens and pencils at home when its time to take a test in Donovan Doves Texas History Paper tests and essay books are a thing of the Stu dents can now take tests using remote Dove propelled two SVMS social studies classrooms into the 21st century with a grant from the Comal Public School Foundation last The gifted funds purchased two 32 remote Classroom Per formance With the new Dove can create quizzes and tests on the computer and project each multiplechoice question onto a screen in front of the The students use remote control devices to beam their answers back to the The students really love Dove Its been great AT A GLANCE What Comal Cajun Celebration When 7 Saturday Where Garden Ridge Community Center because it has sparked interest in Its a lot more inter active for them than sitting and listening to a Students prepare for tests by dividing into teams and play ing a remotecontrolled ver sion of The winning team gets 10 points added to their test Dove keeps up with his stu dents daily learning progress by starting every class with some warmup Because the answers are col lected by the the results are available If less than 70 percent of his students answer a question he has the opportu nity to do some As soon as Dove saw the system in use at a technology conference in he knew it would be a valuable teach ing He did not think it would be something he could have until the Comal Public School Foundation grant application arrived in his mailbox a week CPSF raises money in the business community and passes it on to teachers who have a plan for innovative classroom Since it was founded three years CPSF has awarded for 44 Comal Independent School District supporters will kick off this years fundraising events with its first banquet the Comal Cajun For attendees will be treated to Cajun food and Uve and silent auctions will help raise additional CPSF board President Dallas Cloud said the group hoped to raise between and We have wonderful teach ers in this he Their dedication is worth all the funds we can Gavin a seventh grader at Smithson Valley Middle clicks jn his answer on his two remote controls during a quiz compe tition in Coach Donovan Doves Kerry trade charges over health taxes By Mary Associated Press Writer John Kerry said Wednesday nigbt that Presi dent Bush bears responsibility for a misguided war in lost jobs at home and mounting millions without health The incum bent cast bis rival in campaign debate as a Ufejopg liberal bent on raising taxes and pwernmeni Theres a mainstream in American poli tics and you sit right on the far left bank Bush said in the final debate of a close and con tentious cam paigji for the Whke toui cecotd is such thai led your is tto CODSMVI OickChannay John John Edwards tive senator from Massa But the Democratic challenger said many of the nations ills can be laid at Bushs He regrettably rushed us into war in Kerry said and is the irst White House occupant in sev en decades to preside over a net loss of As for health the Democra tic senator 5 million Amer icans have lost coverage under Bushs The president has turned his back on the wellness of and there is no sys tem and its starting to fall Kerry said Kerry and the president also See Paee 5 A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A man who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in a 2003 accident that killed a New Braunfels motorcyclist began serving a sixmonth jail sentence Judge Charles presiding in the 22nd judicial sentenced Nolan to five years probation and six months in county jail in connection with the April accident on Texas 46 in which Pedro was As conditions of his Bees will receive alcohol perform public service and have an alcohol interlock installed on his vehicle when he gets out of also of New was west bound on Texas 46 about miles west of the FM 2722 intersection when he turned left in front of whose motorcycle slammed into the front of the fourwheel drive pickup Bees was Bees and Department of Public Safety See Page 4A COMINGFRIDAY Tour of Faith Our weekly series of churches in Comal County takes a look at St Josephs Anglican Fall Festival to include health screenings By Ron Maloney StaffWriter If Holy Family Churchs annual Fall Festi val goes to the dogs this itll be for good The dogs in the Big Red and McGruff the Crime will be on hand to bring a healthful bent to one of the West Ends biggest annual gather ings the Fall It will be conducted at the locat ed at Hidalgo and West San from 2 to after midnight Saturday and 11 am to 11 Holy Family has conducted the event for nearly 50 years as an annual gettogether for its parishioners and the said Chairman Ray New to Fall Festival year will be the Community Resource and Health to be conducted from 4 to 8 Saturday and will include free health About 50 agencies and community busi nesses will be participating in the We felt these services were needed in the community in a singe Mendez We want to make them available to See Page 5A   

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