New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 26, 2005, Page 2

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May 26, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page May Owen confirmed to appeals court in victory for Bush WASHINGTON AP Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals judge Wednesday after a ferocious fouryear bat a personal triumph that also marked a victory for Pres ident Bush in his drive to install conservatives on the nations highest The 5543 vote was largely along party and made the 50yearold jurist the first of Bushs longblocked nomi nees to win approval under a newly minted agreement by Senate centrists meant to end years of partisan We cannot stop with this single Majority Leader Bill Frist said in a written statement soon after the The Tennessee Republican resurrected a threat to strip Democrats of their right to fil ibuster Bushs picks for the nations highest courts if diey violate the 2dayold We must give fair upor down votes to other previous ly blocked he It is the only way to close this miserable and unprecedented chapter in Senate We must give fair upordown votes to oth er previously blocked It is the only way to close this miserable and unprecedented chapter in Senate Bill Frist Senate majority leader Democratic leader Harry Reid said he was ready to put all this behind us and move I would hope the president would move he added later at a news conference in which Democratic leaders urged renewed attention to the health defense and other In a statement issued at the White Bush said Owen has served with distinction on the Supreme Court of has demonstrated that she strictly interprets the law and brings a wealth of experi ence and expertise to the appeals I urge the Senate to build on this progress and provide my judicial nominees the up or down votes they Frist was eager to He told reporters he intended to seek votes early next month for Janice Rogers Brown and William two other nom inees long blocked by Democ rats but now protected by Monday nights bipartisan Aides said it was possible the two appoint ments would be the first issues brought before the Sen ate after an upcoming week long In the Senates top Republican said he would press for votes on the nomina tions of William Myers and Henry of the pres idents selections who were not guaranteed final votes in the centrists Republican officials also said they expected Frist to push for votes on Brett Kavanaugh and William Both are appeals court nominees strongly opposed by Democrats and have yet to clear the Senate Judiciary Beyond there is a wide spread expectation that one or more Supreme Court vacancies will occur in the coming any one of which has the potential to reignite partisan warfare over the future of the The final debate over Owens nomination was utter ly without suspense following Mondays 8118 vote to advance her nomination to die brink of Since her original nomina tion in to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Democrats have argued that Owen has dis played a tendency for judicial allowing her own political beliefs to color her In they pointed to an abortionrelat ed case in which she sided with a minority of the court that wanted to make it harder for teens to have an abortion without parental Legislators reach deal to revamp workers compensation AUSTIN AP The state workers compensation sys tem would create new doctor networks and provide a small raise in benefits paid to injured workers under com promise legislation anno unced Wednesday that is designed to improve medical care and lower costs for Revamping a workers com pensation system that busi labor and doctors all had criticized as too expensive and ineffective in treating injured workers had been labeled a priority for the 2005 legisla Workers compensation refers to the system meant to protect employees hurt while on the The goal is to make sure that injured workers receive medical lost wages if retraining and so they can work Although both the House and Senate had passed their versions of the bills in the two sides didnt reach a compromise deal until faced with a Monday deadline for the end of the This agreement represents a major victory for everyone who has a stake in the work ers compensation Rick Perry Texas has the thirdhighest workers comp costs in the nation and the highest rate of injured employees not return ing to The new which awaits final approval and Per rys signature to become will create managedcare style networks of doctors like those in commercial health Todd who sponsored the Senate version of the said the networks should bring more doctors into the providing more expertise for treating injured Doctors have been fleeing the system in recent frustrated by the current bureaucratic system and low reimbursement rates for treat ing injured said the networks will provide clear coverage guidelines and that marketbased rates will be more attractive to The current system general ly allows workers to pick their physician from a state approved doctor Texas business groups have lobbied for the claiming that market forces will help drive down Business groups praised the new Injured workers will get back on the job sooner and it will reduce costs for employ said Bill pres ident of the Texas Business the states largest business Labor remain cautious of the net work plan with worries that workers will lose doctor The introduction of man aged care into workers com pensation needs to be viewed not as an but as an exper said Emmett Shep president of the Texas We are not yet con vinced the new system will MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Coma County arrested the following Barry theft by check between and Jj Quentin Leon theft by check between and Robert New indecency with a child by sexual Amanda Leigh New burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft theft by check and Oscar Cadena New assault causing bodily Shon New abandoning or endangering a child through criminal negligence 2 David Scott Canyon motion to revoke while third offense or more unlawfully carrying a weapon driving while license suspended possession of a controlled Michael Rene New violation of promise to while license Jason Brent Canyon violation of promise to appear failure to maintain financial responsibili Jessica Kristine Skye Nicole New expired license plates expired motor vehicle inspection no insurance vio lation of promise to appear public Rudy Vellajo New motion to revoke to stop and give Theodore John Newberg Canyon driving while third or more Betty Lou failure to by check between Greg David San Alfredo Robledo New motion to of a Lacey New failure to while intoxicat Shane Louis theft by check between and driv JnJ3 while Kymberlee Elizabeth San public intoxi Nancy Ney Charter School 1195 San Antonio New TX NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Nancy Ney is a public school for grades We use the state curriculum have certified and offer small classes typically 13 15 students and selfpaced studies a supportive atmosphere for success free reduced meals to qualifying students Spaces fill quickly with priority given to Comal County Call for more information or an Phone 8306272682 Legislative leaders bicker over schoolfinancing bill AUSTIN the end of the legislative session House and Sen ate leaders took each other to task blaming each other for slowmoving school finance Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick chided David a fellow Republican who presides over the after Dewhurst said the pace of school finance negotiations needs to pick The 140day legislative ses sion ends House and Senate members have not agreed on education the biggest issue of the ses Both sides have called Thursday the last day to reach a compromise before it becomes too late to meet var ious legislative deadlines and adopt a plan this Republican Gov Rick Perry has expressed reluctance for call ing a special Craddick noted that the House passed its school finance plan in while the Senate finished its version only two weeks With that kind of tensions are running and its easy to point fingers out of Craddick Dewhurst spokesman Mark responding to Crad said the process is mov ing The lieutenant governor remains hopeful a deal can be reached that benefits the chil dren and taxpayers of Miner Negotiations had been stalled as the House waited for numbers from the comp trollers office on an alternate business tax Dewhurst said repeatedly this week that an agreement on the business tax could be reached within given the opportunity to work with a motivated TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY Jackpot 1218293940 BB 44 Jackppt million B 26 MEGA MILLIONS TEXASJWSTEP BBS CASH FIVE S s SYMPHONY PRESENTS ONDS OF SUMMER A FAMILY CONCERT SERIES FOR FREE EVEN FOR CONCERT DATES SAM 22 Sun Sunset 25 Wed Bandera High NEW 26 Thu New Braunfels Civic 27 Fri Bberne Civic f 28 Sat SmithRitch Point Theatre in PRECONCERT FUN GAMES RADIO INSTRUMENT PETTING ACTIVITY FRIZES ft For more information S II S T M P H O N Y O R O er 1010 TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business IH 35 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