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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                February 2007 HERALDZEFTUNG Page 9A THEIR dPPdSlTSON MIRANDA Wimberley resident and formerTexas State University teaching assistant Dorothy Knight holds up a sign in protest on the schools campus in San Marcos The protest was in response to a visit from the special assistant to the President of the United Karl who was asked to speak at the Universitys 19th annu al Communications Dozens of students and residents from nearby cities said they showed up to express their thoughts on the United States involvement in the Iraq promote peace and ask others to question political statements and Republican group says Perry didnt solicit Merck donation AUSTIN AP Pharmaceu tical giant Merck makers of die anticancer vaccine that Rick Perry mandated for was listed as a sponsor for a Republi can fundraising reception chaired by But the Republican Gover nors Association said Tuesday that Perry had nothing to do with the and the company has given the same amount annually for at least die past four Nick the groups exec utive said association staff members called the drug maker and asked if its officials would like to renew their sup There were some people which Perry solicited contri butions but Merck was not one of Ayers About people attended the which featured a speech by President Bush and Texas couple arrested for aiding inmate CON ROE Mont gomery County couple was arrested Tuesday morning and jailed for what authorities said was their involvement in the weekend escape of a convicted robber from a North Texas lock up for parole Jacqueline Diaz the sister of escaped inmate Eladio Diaz and her hus Jose were arrested at their home in Porter and charged with hindering Texas Depart ment of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark The two were being held on bond There were some people which Perry solicited contributions but Merck was not one of Nick Ayers Republican Governors Association executive director raised a record million for GOP gubernatorial candi Perry received million from die association in die two weeks leading up to his reelec tion last But Perry spokesman Robert Black said the money raised Monday wouldnt affect the governor because hes not on any ballot The governors ties to Merck have been scrutinized since early when he ordered state health officials to adopt a rule requiring school girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus starting in September Merck makes the only antiHPV vaccine on the It protects girls and women against die UPV strains that cause most cases of cer vical cancer and genital Merck spokesman Christo pher Loder said die drug mak er supported both die Republi can and Democratic governors associations in and He said Merck hasnt yet donated money to the Repub lican Governors But Ayers said the company was listed in the reception pro gram because it has pledged its continued Perrys vaccine mandate inflamed who say it contradicts Texas absti nenceonly sexual education policies and intrudes too far into families You got people Hay the Toss Out Your Bills Instant Win Game at Your people at Block are giving out in billpaying plus thousands of other rash like for for groceries and for Call 1800HRBLOIK or visit 651 Business III in Marketplace Shopping Center New TX 78130 8306250109 am pm am pm HMUOCT Itf fifth Company from Spain wins the bid for Texas 121 job MCKINNEY AP ish transportation company contracted to build Rick Perrys ItemsTexas Corridor won a critical recommenda tion Tuesday to turn state Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation plan to recommend Cintra Concesiones de Infraestruc turas de Transporte as the developer of the toll road dur ing a Wednesday meeting of the Texas Transportation ffl fflll But some state lawmakers are starting to get frustrated with the states pursuit of pri vately financed toll roads and wonder about the ultimate John chairman of the Senate Com mittee on Transportation and Homeland said the Cintra deal includes provisions that bar the state from building its own roads in the area dur ing the 50year That puts the state in a financial bind if it wants to build roads to help a growing The advantage is roads will be built Carona What you wont hear about is toll rates will be raised unlike anything we have seen If the commission approves the Cintra will pay billion to the Regional Trans portation a North Texas group responsible for transportation planning in the In Cintra will operate and collect tolls on the highway for the next 50 Collin County officials nailed the deal as one solution to its traffic At a time when budgets are stretched thin to meet every transportation need in North this project can be a valuable source of income to help us pay for other projects needed in this Collin County Commissioner Joe Jaynes Willacy DA want rotating judges HARLINGEN AP Embattled Willacy County prosecutor Juan Guerra said Tuesday supporters were gathering signatures to repeal a 2005 state law that replaced a rotation of six visiting district judges with The 2005 legislation was sponsored by state Eddie who says constituents com plained about a lack of continuity in the court room and the expense of multiple judges for the small But the countys only prosecutor and who is at odds with the judge that says a single judge has too much Prior to Willacy County was served by a rotation of state district judges from Cameron Willacy County District Clerk Gilbert Lozano said the sixjudge system was slow and confus One judge would hear the a second pretrial a third he Then a whos not been involved in any of would be going to He said the county saved almost a year because it no longer had to pay for repeat expenses such as multiple court Lucio said the legislation came in response to a petition with more than 600 signatures asi well as resolutions passed by the 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