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Kerrville Daily Times (Newspaper) - April 04, 1990, Kerrville, Texas On Branders tour sports Page 1b vol 82 no 4 Kerrville Texas 22 pages 25 cents april 4 1990 Clements outlines proposed cuts governor looks at Parks and wildlife Capitol restoration funds to pay for school finance Reform the Tivy Antlers lost a heartbreaker to District rival new braunfels in baseball action on tuesday night Story on Page 1b in Brief us a killer bees not a major threat Washington a in some agriculture department circles the Buzz words these Days Are Africani Zed honeybees not killer mind you that All beeswax dreamed up by Hollywood and the news me Dia the us a has a new backgrounder report to straighten things out Africani Zed honeybees from Mexico Are expected to arrive in Texas sometime during 199192 by natural spread although some swarms May arrive the report said those Are a concern but they Are not major threats to Ameri cans or the beekeeping Industry it said lithuanians encouraged by meeting with soviet Moscow a lithuanian officials say there encouraged Alicr a breakthrough meet ing with a key advisor to Mikhail s Gorbachev but that not abide by a new Law that would make secession lengthy and costly Sarah Vaughan Dies los Angeles a jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan known for her individualistic style and her extensive Range has died of lung cancer she was 66 Vaughan died at tuesday at her Home in the hid Den Hills area of the West san Fernando Valley Index Ann Bible verse notwithstanding in this re Joice not that the spirits Are subject unto you but Rattler rejoice be cause your names Are written in mild weather 2a tuesdays High 73 overnight Low 44 Austin a gov Bill Cle ments challenged by senators to outline his none taxes plan to re form school finance proposed slicing million from other parts of the state budget and dismissed a Senate Bill with a billion Price tag they know that the House will never agree to that and i wont Clements said after senators approved their Bill tuesday the Sec Ond Day of the second special ses Sion on court ordered school finance Reform the Bill to give schools Bil lion in additional state Money next school year is the same one these Nate approved in the 30day special session that ended last week the measure now goes to the House where leaders met privately to write their own million Bill and began the search for ways to fund it if the House passes a Bill that differs from the Senate measure a conference committee can be appointed to work out differences sen Carl Parker port Arthur said his billion measure represents what the Senate thought ought to be i for one think that he Cle ments ought to have the Opportunity to show his commitment against de cent education by vetoing a decent said Parker chairman of the Senate education committee Mike Toomy Clements chief of staff said the governor would be willing to sign into Law an education funding plan that shifts Money from such areas As the Parks and wildlife department and the Capitol Restora Tion project and increases fees paid the state for information on a Drivers record up to another million could be gained by temporarily reducing the states contribution to the teacher retirement system too Mey told House budget writers Al there off hundreds of cyclists sprint from the Kerrville starting line of the bran Ders tour of Texas this morning the Kerrville Austin run Marks the time photo by Ken Schmuk end of the Hills for the cyclists who Are touring throughout Texas the men will travel 122 Miles today and the women 56 Miles though the governors office is not proposing that idea he said the sys tem is so Over funded that retirement benefits could be increased simultaneously with the reduction a list of possible cuts discussed by the House appropriations com Mittee also included reductions in higher education spending lawmakers arc working to answer a Texas supreme court ruling that the school finance system is in continued on Page 2a Ingram upgrades marshals equipment by Michael Bowlin times staff writer Ingram City Council will spend to outfit its Threeman police Force with handheld radios Council voted unanimously to Purchase the radios during tues Days regular Council meeting after Ingram rejected an offer to contract with Kerr county for Law enforcement Protection last week Council decided to continue with the cites present marshal Deputy Mars Hal system and upgrade service with the radios in other action Council appointed Ingram mayor Donald Oehler and councilmen Monroe Schlabach and Don Scultz to a committee to review five applications for the vacant City marshals Job in Ingram Ingram marshal Don Gray resigned earlier this month to take a position with the county As chief drug dog handle patrol Deputy Council also agreed tuesday to advertise for the Law enforcement vacancy in local newspapers Matthews said in order to be fair the position should be advertised or at least posted Ingram City attorney George Wikoff said the City want required to advertise in the newspaper but in order to be fair i think we Matthews said Council agreed clean air Bill hailed Washington a the de Bate Over tougher air pollution controls shifts to the House with Senate approval of a sweeping clean air Bill imposing new emission curbs on automobiles factories and electric Power plants the Senate voted 8911 late tues Day to approve a far reaching Bill aimed at reducing Urban smog toxic Industrial chemical releases and acid rain pollution the House Energy and com Merce committee was working be Hind closed doors today on the House version of the Bill a final committee vote is expected by the end of the week president Bush called the Senate action a historic vote that will affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer the last time either the Senate or House approved changes in Federal clean air Laws was 1977 despite growing concern in recent years about dirty air Senate majority Leader George Mitchell Maine who unsuccessfully sought Over the past decade to change Federal clean air Laws called the Senate Bill a tremendous Vic tory and a significant improvement Over current air pollution requirements we can no longer delay the american people want action they demand Mitchell said the lopsided Senate voted capped weeks of jockeying among Knalson Over the legislation which wan a Compromise with the while House senators from the Northeast and California sought to toughen Auto pollution controls but failed in Nar Row sculptures lace meditation Garden by Michael Bowlin times staff writer a 10year dream will reach Par tial fruition this week when Ingram resident Willie Mcdaniel officially unveils his 18acre sculpture and medi Taxon Garden the Garden located in a landscaped 700feet deep Box Canyon on Bear Creek Road is covered with thick vegetation and natural Springs the Garden celebrates mans working with Mcdaniel said the 42yearold Houston native started the project 10 years ago i cant say How it started but once it did i gave myself 10 years to reach this Mcdaniel said african mask Garden now that i have whats next Mcdaniel said looking skyward he credits Many friends who supported his idea for the Garden pointing to a massive Cross in an area still under development this was made by my neighbor Pete Mcdaniel said proudly Pete int the kind of person you would think that would gel involved in a project like this but he came Over the seed was planted and this is a result Hes been a tremendous help As have other of my Mcdaniel said the open House from 6 to 8 on saturday and sunday int a Celebration of completion of the ambitious project Mcdaniel said that not the Case the works still in he noted instead this weekend will be a Celebration of Mcdaniel accomplishing his goal thus far when Mcdaniel started the project he said he wanted to make it As visually appealing As possible but he especially wanted the area to be spiritually uplifting so that a walk in the Garden gives the visitor a sense of inner peace and the sooth ing silence of nature that what 1 would like the Garden to be is just a moment a Lime of reflection for every Visi Mcdaniel said i Daniels contributions arc evident scattered throughout inc area which is reached by a lighted gravel pathway Are Many of whal Mcdaniel Calls his nature Sculp Tures pieces of Wood Hal the artist has magically transformed into an image while my friends Are gathering tunes Otto us by Ken Schnuit artist Willie Mcdaniel beside thinker in meditation Garden firewood in getting designer Wood Treyve started calling it Willie Mcdaniel said continued on Page 2a h i l l s t a r Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac weve flipped for More details so Page 8c or Call 2576121

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