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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HERALD-ZEiTUNGXOM | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 7  Senate passes biU to sanction China over currency policy  LEGENDS  WASHINGTON (AP)  The Senate voted Tuesday to threaten C.'hina with higher tariffs bn Chinese products made cheap through an artificially u nderva I ued c u rrency, which lawmakers blame for f lt*sfroy i n g Ame r i c a n |i>1«. The House, though, is unlikely to take up the Ìiill, which some American businesses warn (ould trigger a tradì' war.  The () i - i '> vote showerl a broad bipartisan (onsensus that it is time to end di|)lo-matic ni( ('ties with China and confront it over its aggressive trade fiolic ies.  "There are always p('o-ple who don't want to stand up to China and I  think they are, frankly, undercutting our ability to stop the hemorrhaging in our manufacturing jobs," saifl Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.  Sen. Jeff St*ssions, R-Ala., said the bill "is an important step towards defenri-ing American values, confronting China's abusive prac tices and preventing the liquidation of American manufacturing,"  Still, the bill could die in the House, where* a com-f)anion measure has the sponsorshif) of more than half the members Ixit lacks the supfxorl of the GOP leadershi[).  House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, like the  many large multihational companies that opfx)se the legislation, has said it would be* dangerous to dictate another country's currency policies, and he can :>revent the biII from ever leing considered.  House Majority leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Tuesday that the White House should make its position clear before the* House a( ts. The White House and President Barac k Ot)ama have not come out against the bill but have shown they are not comfortable with it, saying they are cone erni'd about any legislation that might violate international trade rules.  VAUGHN  Continued from page 1  atfordable for them," V.iughn said, and referrerl to a dark [)eriod in his own life. "Wi" all have downturns, all have bad luck. 1 know that they're always hurting for more money for th.it program."  Vaughn start(*d his S()orts career as a professional skateboarderat age 14. He (lesc ribc's himself as "competitive by nature," and now compc'tes in triathlons. Of the three triathlon events swimming (2,4 miU's), cycling (112 miles) and running (2b,4 mile's), l>e said he likes the one with whrc'Is the bc'st by (ar,  "That's what I'm known tor," he* said ol cycling. "I excel at the bike so drasti-c .illy" that it makes up lor bis more’ modest accom-[)lishments in running marathons.  "Everyone has their strength," he said. "I'm more muscular than most triathk*t(*s. It he*lps my run  but hurts my swim, I sink like a rock ”  Vaughn had no swimming background until he ruptured a disc in his back "a long time ago," he said, "I gained a lot of weight I was immcybik* really bad off for a year, I could not stand the fact of being overweight,"  So h(' started to run with his wife, who jogged "socially,"  He said his competitive nature kicked in and not only did he lose* weight, but he was able to start [)ar-tic ipating in duathlons (rttn-ning and cycling) and learnc'd to swim competitively.  "It motivated me," he* said, "I started going to the pool, got a coac h ,.. try to understand as much as I could" about swimming, "Wlien you devote time* to anything, you want to be* good at it."  And hc''s going the* wh< )le* 10 miles — literally — this wc'ekend.  Starting at H a,m., he'll start swimming laps at the  YM( A pool,  "I never swam 10 milc's in my life," he said, "But there's no doubt in my mind that I can do this."  He expec ts the swim to take six to e*ight hours, and he ()lans to stop briefly every' mile to e\it and drink.  "My I^(k1\''s useHl fo doing stuff for long periods of time," he said. The* c^ues-tion is, "Wh.vt de'gree' will I be* whi'o I finish^ Will I be* able to climb out of the pool^"  He askc'd that "as many f)e'ople as can come out and c lap tor me as possible, get me through the* day" and help him raise mofH'y for the program, "It's a toll," he said of his eight-hour-|X‘r-flay, tull-tim(* athletic training "But il you're going to do anything, you got to put it all in."  Tor information about New BraunfeK Family YMC A or ( hris Vaughn's "Swim Bac k to ( jive Bac k" 10-mile swim, contac t  www.ymcasatx.org  or call  m m hOf)-‘)()22.  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[)orris Brown and introduced drip irrigation systems to New Braunfels landscape ing and in Landa Park Schumann has been the recipient of many city and community awards, including being honored by the City with the naming of the William and Delores Schumann Arf>oretum in Landa Park.  Bud Dallmann  Bud [lallmann Ix’lievt's he was called be a swim coac h.  "1 kept taking all these other avenue's, but they all (*nded up as dead ends," [)allmann s.iid. "I always came bac k to swimming. The good Lord stec*red me l)ac k to it."  Dallmann was born ^)2 y(*ars ago in Two Rivers. Wisconsin, wh(*re he graduatwl from Washington High SchcK)l in 1917. He graduated from the Industrial (olk'ge of the* Armc*d Fore c‘s. Dallmann enlisted as a private in the military in 1‘)41 as .1 weather observc'r, but a[)[)lit*d for flight training and was awarded his wings and commissionc*cl as a navigator. In l‘)4S, he was transferrwl to Ran-dolph Fic*ld and movc*(l his family to Ncnv Braun fels.  Dallmann has partic i-pated in c'very aspc*ct ot the S|)ort of swimming from competition, to c c),u hing, to ofti( lating, to administering at the* loc al, state and national levels. In I960, the* Dallmann children began swimming with Military  Aqua Brats Swim Team at  R;»nHnlnh    Thp Npw  ' T -,......... ' ' ' ■ •  Braunfels Herald-Zeitung ran articles about their accomplishments. Tht'n-editor R()ger Nuhn sug-gested that Dallmann start a team in New Braunfels. Nuhn ran an article in the newspaper, and more than 40 children showed up for the first day. The New Braunfels Aquatic C lub was born.  As a volunteer coach, Dallmann has spent SO years in the age grou[) swimming programs of the Amateur Athletic Union, the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and USA Swimming. In 19f>4, he workt'd with civic and community leaders to [)ass the bond elee tion that would raise funds to improve Landa Park f>y building the* ()lym()ic-sized pool, .idding the final nine’ holt*s to the* golf course and paving the gravel streets.  In 200s, the New BraunfeHs Herald-Zeitung named Dallmann an "Unsung Hero," and the (jty of New Brauntels namc'd the ()lym[)ic Pool in Lancia Park after him.  But perha[)s his be*st accolaclc's tome' dirc'e tly from his stude*nts.  "We* all t(K)k swimming lessons from him. For my family, it w<is a family thing," said Kathe*rine Kyle* Balmos. "We we*re the ( iruene Dolphins."  Balmos said those swim lc*ssons instille'cl in her <1 love of swimming that re*mains today.  One of Dallmann's poste*r tributes read:  "Mr. Dallmann We still re*memlx*r you throwing m the* S[)ring Fe*d Pool bete )re* () a.m. practice. love, Sarah Woodward Shea and Valen Woodward Miller."  Fc)rme*r eoiincil mem-lx*r Ramon ( hapa )r. said, "It is I list an honor to be in the same rooni with them '  The Braunfels Foundation Trust is a not-for-profit organization toiincied after the flood ot 1972, when the peo[)le ot Braiintc'ls, C'lermany ()re-sentc'd a mone'tary gitt ot $1,500 as sc'chI m()ne*y.  SUIT  Continued from page 1  Austin-basc'd Ecjuity Ceiv te*r, which organizc'd the* lawsuit. "But the'v didn't. They cut $4 billion in core funding. As <) result ol that ac tion thc'y took, tht're's rc*ally just no other option for schools at this point."  The Texas Education Agency and the* Texas comptroller are among the* c efenclants named in the lawsuit filed Monda\'. Republican Gov. Rick Perry; who is running for president and signeci the* state budget that inc luck'd the education cuts, is not.  Debbie Ratcliffe, a S[)okeswoman for the* Texas Fduc ation Agenc y, said the agency was still re'vit*wing the lawsuit.  "We will work with the (attorney general's) oftic e> to prepare an official response," she said. "Obviously, this is an issue that the courts and the Legislature will ultimately have to rc'solve,"  The lawsuit was filed by the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coali tion, which represents more than 1.50 of Texas' more than 1,100 school districts. Its members include a wide range ot school districts in rural areas, middle-c lass sub-  .iWSUlt.  Coroner: Jackson  J..«  UIUII t UWMf  LOS ANGELAS (AP) — A medical examiner struck a major bloyv to the defense of Michael Jackson's do< tor  urbs and poorer citic's such as San Antonio. Along with the* coalition, seve*n school districts, two taxpayers ancl a parent are namc'd as |)1ain-tifts in the lawsuit.  The schools claim the state* has taken an ' arbitrary hodge-)odge" approach to [)ub ic funding for schools that has resulted in significant inec|uities cimong districts.  The coni|)lamt is based on a 2006 sc hool finance overhaul, which inc luded a provision that froze state aid to some districts without allowing tor the costs of changing clemcj-graphics or inflation. It was intended to kc'ep vvealthic^r sc hool districts from taking a hit in the amount c)f state aid they receive under revised funding formulas.  But the ovc'rhaul "gave property-wealthy districts unc ( )nst itut it >nal ly gre*ater access to educational dollars," the lawsuit says.  One examf)le is Nacogdoc hc's ISD, which is among tlie plaintiffs. Homc'owners in the East Texas school district are taxc'ci at the* rate of $ I. I 7 per $ 100 of [)ropc'rty value, the maximum rate allowed under state law. Schools there got about $5,487 per student last ear, according to the  y, saying it is unreasonable to rx'lieve Jackson could have givc'n himself a fatal dose of the powerful ane'sthetic propofe)!.  Dr; C'hristo()he*r Rogers, who conductifl the autopsy on jackson, testified it was more likely that Dr. Conrad Murray overdose'd the smgc'r wht‘n he incorre'c tly c*stimat-e*d how much of the drug he* was giving }ac kson to induce slc'c'p to fight insomnia.  Roge'rs said Murray had no prec ision dosing ele'vic e* .ivailable’ in the' l>eeiroom of lackson's rentc'd mansion  "The c ire umstances, frtnii my point of view, do not su [ )pe >rt se If- ,i d m i n ist r,i tion of [)ropotol," Rogers said.  BAN  We Want to Make You a Loan  • No Checking Account Needed • Usually 30 Minute Service  STOP BY TODAY FOR FAST CASH!  Store Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30 to 8:30, Saturday; 8:30 to 8 00, Closed Sundays.  wvsw.  bbmolors.com 800.620.7260  1205IH-35 W. Ste 205-0, New Braunf  Continued from page 1  looming Edwards Ac]uifer Re'covery Implement.ilion Program, which, if approvt'd, would provide |)rotections for endange'red spec ic's in the' (omal River bc'ginning in 201  "I don't think anything they do in that courtroom IS going to make any diffc'r-e*nce with the* FARIP. No mattc'r what we* do, if il goe's against the EARII’ we won't have <1 choice," said Rc'no, who se*rve's on the* city's Ad Hoc River (Ommitte'e', which IS working on wavs to improvE* tubing for both res idents and visitors.  Fw'bank, w hen askc'd how Texas Tubes mistakenly became* listc'd as a plaintiff, said he* could not answer without    violating  <ittorney/c lienl ¡)rivile*ge'.  "I can confirm (Reno) has rc*c|ue*ste*d to be* drof)pe'(l as a name'cl [ilaintitt in the* l.nv-suit," he* said.  Reno said the othe*r plain tiffs wanted him in the suit because* Texas Tubes had bc'en granted "standitig/' or the right to sue* the* (ity, along with othc*rs in an c'ar-lier - and still [U'nding suit against the* c ity over si/e limits on coolc'rs use*d In tube'rs. Having Texas Tube's in the container ban suit could make it easier for the plaintiffs to be granlecl standing by the' court, he said, adding it took two \ears tor standing to be* granted in the cooler c ase.  "Thev wanted us to h(*l|) {)ay for ithc* (ontaine*r ban suit)," Re'no s.iid. "But 1 said I'm not going to pay. I did all the* )aying I'm going to ck) back four vears ago on the cooler ordinance."  Other plaintiffs in the* dis posalile container ban suit are the Tourist Associated Businc'sses ot Comal County; river outfitters Rocking R River Rides and Landa River Trips; beer distributors Tri-( Ity Distributors and Wright Distributing; Sac-N-Pac stores; Pit Stop Food Marts; Buffalo Wings; Wingate' by Wyndham New Brauntels; and former New Brauntels mayor Stonev Williams.  The suit c laims the pending ordinance — whic h will be voted on in a Nov. 8 referendum - violates the Texas ('onstitution and asks the court to im|)ose an injunt tion against the c it\ enforc ing it.  BURN BAN  Continued from page 1  don't absorb water," O'Connell said. "Once* whate'ver bit of moisture has c'va )orateel from the ground anc the' grass that will burn ra()idly.''  He said the C omal ( oun ty fire marshal's and the' Tc'xas ( ommission on Fnvi ronmental (Quality's web sites list statute-establishe'd rules, regulations and rec]uirc'ments for burning.  "It tells when they c an start and stop, the wind speed rc'gulations ancf what can and can't be l)urned," O'Connell said.   

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