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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page IDA February Perry aide urges educators to back plan Rick Perry AUSTIN AP A government watchdog group is criticizing an adviser to Rick Perry for emailing dozens of university re chancellors and presidents to urge them to endorse his higher education reform The email sent Sunday by Wayne Perrys senior adviser for higher asks the administrators to please formally endorse the Governors proposals on incentive financial aid and the elimination of socalled special items from the We need your support in testi mony at all of the committees and in behindthescenes conversations with the email obtained by The Associated Press Craig director of Tex ans for Public said he Some university officials call email inappropriate believes the email inappropriate ly sets out marching orders for They need to have the freedom to tell lawmakers whats best for their own he It reads like an order to get on the bandwagon and sends a mes sage that educators should only tell legislators what the governor wants them to said whose group tracks the effect of money and corporate power in pol Perry spokesman Robert Black would not respond to McDonalds but said the vast majority of university chancellors and regents support the governors McDonald was especially irked by a line about the elimination of special items or earmarks on top of a universitys base budget that pay for projects such as an institute for environmental research at the University of Hous tonClear Some administra tors have balked at the proposed saying special items make up sizable chunks of their operating The Governor is not a fan of spe cial Roberts said in the Discussing them at length and requesting new ones in lieu of addressing the statewide needs proposed by the Governor has caused some One highlevel university who asked that he not be identi fied because he fears repercussions for criticizing the told the AP he considers the email a message to stop pushing for special items for his the official said he would not change his position because about a fifth of his budget comes from special If a university has a particular earmark or special project that they need funding they should bring that to the Legislature and argue its Robert Black spokesman for Perry Another top university who also spoke on the condition of said Perrys office called members of his systems board of regents and told them to get system administrators to endorse the But Charles chancellor of the Texas State University Sys said he hasnt been pushed by the governors office to promote the reform As for the he said he did nt view it as anything other than Black said Perry wants to take a statewide approach to funding higher education with the primary goal of graduating more If a university has a particular earmark or special project that they need funding they should bring that to the Legislature and argue its Black Thats the process we Just to say Well its always been funded therefore it should always be fund is Texas law prohibits state agen cies from using appropriated mon ey to attempt to influence the fate of a legislative It was not immediately clear if administrators who spoke out in support of the plan risked running up against the The Texas Ethics Commission referred questions about the statute to the state attorney generals which in turn referred questions back to the ethics Instant Money Refund Anticipation 651 Business IH 35 in Marketplace Shopping Center New TX 78130 8306250109 am pm am pm pm BLOCK nd fees Former Houston man charged in terror plot HOUSTON AP A for mer Houston man arrested in Kenya last month was ordered held without bond Tuesday on charges that he joined with alQaida to help overthrow the Somali govern ment and form an Islamic state Federal officials charged Daniel Joseph a Muslim convert also known as Daniel Aljughaifi and Abu with undergo ing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destruc tive a native of was returned to the United States on Monday night and appeared before Magistrate Judge Calvin Who do you think makes New Braunfels a better placeP The HeraldZeitung invites readers to nominate Unsung Heroes for our annual publication honoring those who serve this oftentimes without honks and without know someone who deserves to be included among our Unsung write us and let us Unsung Hero off the Year Nomination Form Your Nominees Your Nominees Phone Your reason for nominating this person for unsung hero Your Your Phone Number space is needed than prouided please attach an additional page to UK For call Gerard MacCrossan at 6259144 Deadline is Mail to Unsung 707 Landa New TX or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Botley Tuesday the Attorneys office in Hous ton He was ordered held without bond until a deten tion hearing next Nan cy a spokeswoman for the attorneys said she was unsure whether Maldonado had an attorney Maldonados arrest marks the first criminal prosecution of an American suspected of joining terrorists in Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein said in a According to the criminal Maldonado trav eled from Boston to Houston in August 2005 and left Hous ton three months later for By December the complaint he was in Somalia and had joined with the Islamic Courts Union and elements of al Qaida to fight in a rebellion designed to overthrow the Somalian government and install an Islamic The complaint says Mal donado was issued an AK47 rifle and attended two mili tary training camps at which members of alQaida were Maldonado was captured by the Kenyan military on 21 after two days of fleeing Ethiopian and Somalian He was expelled by Kenya and turned over to officials for his return to Maldonado told FBI agents in Kenya that he went to Somalia to fight jihad for a true Islamic I would be fighting the Custom Designs Blinds H I II K S T I A I I Y 0 W K S T I l I C K S CUSTOM HIIADKS SIUTTKHS 80 OFF 2 Wood Blinds 75 OFF Cellular Shades Vertical Blinds I 35 OFF Custom Shutters 25 35 OFF All Drapery Fabrics FREE ESTIMATES TX i Wars in ENDORSED BY ALZCARE Home Safety Accessibility Modifications Grab Bars Tub Conversions Threshold ramps Much More Handicap ramps and handrails Motion sensor switches 193 West San Antonio Suite 216 New Texas 78130 Phone 8306247575 Fax 8306294884 HAMP Working with you to improve the quality of life of your Free Delivery Wheelchairs Walkers I JOBST Compression Orthodics Stocking Mastectomy Hospital Beds Equipment Rentals Personal Care Products Respiratory Products Home Medical Equip Oxygen Sleep Therapy I Medicare most insurance 830 609 1357 Fax 830 624 3300 Toll Fiee 1 866 433 6588 Somali and that turned into fighting the and if Americans I would fight them the complaint quotes Mal donado as telling the He also told the agents he had no problem with killing Americans or with the attacks on the Although he underwent physical and firearms train ing with the Islamic Courts he did not finish his training and fight because he contracted But the complaint says he participated in the interroga tion of a flight attendant the group suspected of being a Maldonando told the agents he threatened to kill the flight who was later killed by Willacy DA cuffs self in county jail RAYMONDVILLE AP A South Texas prosecutor chained himself to a card table with toy handcuffs at the coun ty jail Tuesday to protest cor ruption charges filed against Willacy County District Attor ney Juan said he cant enter his own office because a special prosecutor in the who is a longtime political has taken the As long as he has the we dont have access to that Guerra told the Valley Morning Star for todays edi The office of the district attorney cannot be I have to be accessible to the so here I Were open for Were happy TEXAS 46 CONTINUED FROM Page 1A TxDOTtogetcopy of statistics today the departments statistics He said TxDOT representa tives expressed interest in the departments findings and were willing to look at the roadway and set up traffic Theyre on board and theyre willing to work with us to find a Hamilton said In other action Council members voted to call a May 12 election for two city council seats and the Bulverde Home Rule The seats held by Council woman Cindy Cross and Councilwoman Robin Urbanovsky will be up for re
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