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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Saturday, May 7, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A OBITUARIES Paidadi’ertisements KERMIT HEIDRICH    Braunfels for Kermit Hei- Funeral arrangements are    dnch, who passed away on pending at Doeppenschmidt    Thursday, May 6, 2005 in Funeral Home in New    New Braunfels at the age of 86. Todays services ■Wesley E. Dean, 92, IO a.m., Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. ■ Charles Hill Hutson, 63, noon, Zoeller Funeral Home. ■ TYacy Lee Hamel Keller, 42,5 p.m., Zoeller Funeral Home.Legislature slows down effort to legislate cheerleading By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal County cheerleaders are safe from the Texas Legislature — they can shake their hips all they want, and local squad sponsors say the hoopla was all for nothing. A bill in the Legislature, sponsored by Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston, would authorize the Texas Education Agency to investigate complaints of suggestive or provocative dance moves and penalize districts if the girls crossed the decency line. While the legislation made national headlines after its reading on the House floor, it seems unlikely tile Senate will take it up while lawmakers are grappling with overhauling the state’s school finance system. Without Austin's protection, the appropriateness buck still will stop with each squad’s sponsor, a situation that does not concern New Braunfels High School’s Kristy Castilleja one bit (or even two bits). "We already censor what our girls do,” she said. “There have been times when the girls come up with a dance and I have to tell them no. I think most sponsors are conscious of their communities.” Understanding what the audience deems appropriate is Castilleja’s best advice for staying out of trouble. “We learn a lot of our dances at camp, and there have been some I thought were way too much for this community. We do not perform those,” she said. Castilleja dismissed the legislators' attempt to stick their collective noses in her business, but Canyon High School sponsor Usa Floerke said she beheardblgg WANT MORE ■ You've heard what the officials have to say, now take a peek at what your fellow readers think. definitely could understand the attempt to tone down some schools’ routines. “Our girls would not go out there and do something provocative because it would make them feel uncomfortable, but I have seen teams at competition that were pretty trashy,” she said. Even state Rep. Carter Casteel, R-New Braunfels, who spoke in support of the bill on the House floor, said the problem was in the big cities, not in her district. “I have heard of bad things in certain parts of the state, but I don’t see those kinds of problems in my district,” she said. Casteel’s support for tile bill was driven by her respect for Edwards and fond memories of her own experiences as a cheerleading sponsor. “When I first taught at Canyon, I was the cheer, dance team and pep squad sponsor. It was a rewarding experience. Those girls had good morals and good manners,” she said. “Twenty years later, the drill teams have learned great routines, but the world has changed.” Casteel blames adults without good judgment, but Floerke pointed her finger elsewhere. "It’s the media’s fault, if you ask me,” she said. “Girls realize what Britney Spears does on MTV gets guys’ attention. If they didn’t see that, they wouldn’t want to perform provocative dance moves.” While Floerke blames the media for the problem, Casteel sees it playing a role in the solution. “I don’t know if the Senate will take up the bill or not, but maybe all this media attention will put a stop to any more foolishness,” she said. Scheele named chamber s top small businessperson The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce selected Donna Scheele of Property Management Professionals, Inc. as Small Business Person of the Year. A banner proclaiming Small Business Person of the Year was presented to Scheele, and will be displayed at Property Management Professionals, Inc. throughout the year. Property Management Professionals, Inc. was formed in 1988 with three employees. Today, PMPI employs 13 people and manages properties in New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Seguin, Cibolo, Schertz and San Antonio. A. 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During Internet chats, Benner allegedly displayed his genitals on a Web cam and told agents posing as children that he would like to role play sexual seductions where he played a teacher or a coach — both roles Benner had in real life in San Marcos. As the chats went on over several weeks Benner on Dec. 3 made arrangements to meet the “boy.” When he was arrested, he had two loaded handguns on the seat of his pickup. He surrendered without incident and cooperated with investigators, according to his arrest affidavit. In IO years working for the SMISD, spokesperson Dey Rossell reported officials never received any complaints about Benner — and no evidence has ever been found that suggested any misconduct in the workplace. “There were 19 students in his class,” Rossell said. “When we found out about the allegations, we suspended him with pay pending the outcome of the investigation and sent a letter home to parents notifying them on Jan. 5.” Benner later resigned his post.WWWWWWVW Methodist Day School The Methodist Day School is now registering for the fall 2005 Semester. We are a licensed child care program for children ages 6 month to 5 years old that utilizes Christian and cognitive curriculums. We offer Chapel time, Godly Play, music and story time, field trips, and much more. For more information, please contact Joan Platt at (830) 899-7104. Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As to Students The Methodist day school admits students of any race, color, national and ethic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Canyon Lake United Methodist Church 206 Flintstone Canyon Lake, Texas 78133 \ V \ \ \ V \ \ \ \ \ \ ;

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