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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                W W OCTOBER mmmMmmM flLL m AW TW a PWO TX 79903 llHlllllllllllllluilllllll rW SPORTS SERIES BOUND Houstons 51 win captures NL firstever World Series Page 5A FORUM SOUND OFF Guest columnist Penni Salge writes how overzealous neighbors nixed request for Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 285 12 2 sections CLICK Partly cloudy High Low 90 63 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 31 Districts get unacceptable ratings changed By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Unacceptable ratings were overturned for two local mid dle schools Wednesday after the Texas Education Agency accepted district Both the Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts appealed the unac ceptable ratings originally giv en to Canyon Middle School and New Braunfels Middle The ratings were based on scores from the a new alternative to the TAKS test designed for specialneeds Both districts claimed that there was confusion about how to prepare students for the first year of the We are so said Vickie director of instruction and curriculum for Now the schools are back where they should have been in the first Rosalyn NBISD assistant superintendent for instructional said her district also was pleased that its middle schools rating had been She said the district will continue with a selfstudy and improvement plan created before the appeal was in order to help students and teachers achieve See TESTS Page 3A MARCHING TQSUCCESS CHS band learns steps for area competition By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Singing may not be their but Canyon High School band members are willing to do just about anything to get to the state Uni versity Interscholastic League To a throbbing students marched their way across the field Tuesday afternoon replacing their instrumental sounds with Good bands know how to sing their director Walt Sparkman told his stu If you are uncomfortable with then you need to get over The Canyon bands hard work paid off Monday with a Division I rating at the Class 4A Regional UIL allowing the group to continue to an areawide competi The Area UIL area competition includes 11 to 15 other bands and will be held 29 at Canyon High Sparkman said that during the area com petition only two bands will be selected for the state to be held at the Alamodome in San Canyons band went to state for the first time in 2003 and is looking forward to another Im excited about the Spark man I know the kids can do it its just a matter of how well they do their job on contest day and the opinion of the Charlene a senior clarinet said that the bands experience and dedi cation will help it succeed at any level of We have people who have been there and we have the motivation to make it she The band performs the entire concert pro gram at each Canyon football com plete with a racing tempo and elaborate The program features three songs from Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony 10 Movement Fire of Eternal Glory and Festive Over Sparkman said he has always enjoyed See BAND Page 3A Dalia Tiff any and Jesseca Mendez watch the tosses of their sabres during Canyon band marching rehearsal Tuesday Cougar drum major NoanTian leads the Canyon Marching band through All three schools received honors at district Photos by MANDY HeraldZeitung Board to consider donating money for remodeling project By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer The Institute for Public Health and Education Research is gearing up to remodel its new facility on South Krueger but it needs some extra funds to complete the The Industrial Development 4B board will consider donating to the proj ect Allan chairman of TIPHERs board of said the money would be used to turn the residential home into food storage and office Well make it go as far as we he TIPHER received the Plan AT A GLANCE What Industrial Development 4B Board meeting When today Where Conference Room City 424 Castell ning Commissions blessing 4 to rezone the house and an adjoining vacant lot to com mercial property allowing the group to expand its general equivalency diploma and Eng lish as a Second Language class The group also hopes to begin offering soft skills classes to teach business man ners and appropriate office See BOARD Page 3A Free A defiant Saddam pleads not guilty in case By Hamza Hendawi Associated Press Writer defiant Saddam Hussein quarreled with judges and scuffled with guards at the opening of his longawaited trial Wednes rejecting the tribunals right to judge him and insisting he is still the president of Sitting inside a white pen with metal Saddam appeared gaunt and frail and his salt andpepper beard was unkempt as he pleaded innocent to charges of forced expulsions and illegal He wore a suit with a white shirt and no Gone were the Homburg the the shotgun fired from a reviewing So were a few pounds after nearly two years in an Ameri can military the swagger and the smirk the bearing of a man accus tomed to 23 years of unchallenged If the 68yearold Saddam and See SADDAM Page 3A Football fever Smithson New Braunfels play homecoming Canyon looks to re bound from last weeks Barbecue lunch to benefit United Way By Leigh Jones Staff Writer TXIHunter Cement is gearing up for its llth United Way Ben efit barbecue the companys yearly fundraising drive for local All of the funds raised from the event will go to United Way chapters in Guadalupe and Hays TXI matches all money raised through the event and their corresponding employee Organizer Katrina Storch said the com pany was looking forward to welcoming the community to its biggest party of the The park is such a pretty and the weather is supposed to be she Weve never been rained Its See CAMPAIGN Page 3A AT A GLANCE ffl What Annual United Way Benefit Barbecue Lunch When to 1 Friday Where TXI Hunter Cement Company 7781 FM 1102   

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