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Kerrville Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 09, 1999, Kerrville, Texas Thursday kids Bond Issue a amp a map local Page i2a december 9,1999 vol. 91, no. 212 � my Point theatre offers two Christmas plays entertainment Page 7a dec 0 9 1999 Barkley to career ends abruptly 50 cents sports Page in City looking for a few Good volunteers the City of Kerrville is accepting applications for various boards commissions and committees. People interested in serving the Community in this capacity should Call the City clerk or the City manager to Secretary at Kerrville City Hall 257-8000, or go by 800 Junction Hwy. For an application form. At this time the planning and zoning commission has terms expiring at the end of december. In addition the following boards have vacancies or will have terms expiring in the next few months Airport advisory Board Ems advisory Board Home Opportunity advisory Board Library advisory Board main Street advisory Board and Parks and recreation advisory Board. Applications will be maintained by City staff to assist the City Council in appointing interested and qualified Board and commission members. The meet its Many needs for skills and Public service Kerrville looks for participation from its diverse and widely experienced citizens. The primary role of City boards commissions and committees is to review and make recommendations to the City Council on matters within its scope of responsibility and to promote increased Public input and citizen participation into the determination of City policies and program implementation. Approaching kids Bond vote stirs last minute activities by Mark Loyd times staff writer a signed contract has been received for the Purchase of approximately 20 acres for the site of a new elementary school should a $37.1 million Bond Issue be approved saturday by Kerrville Independent school District voters. Kids trustees received the contract wednesday afternoon. A Price of $30,000 per acre or approximately $600,000, was negotiated by the landowners and school officials. The property is located Between Goat Creek Road and the Lois Coronado streets intersection. Earnest Money of $1,000 has been placed in escrow to hold the land. A Othis is a Good selection because it meets the test of a neighbourhood school a trustees said in a written statement. The location allows students to walk or Bike to class. Other assets included Access from the Goat Creek Road area and the nearby residential neighbourhoods the location will help relieve enrolment pressure at Starkey elementary school which is the most crowded elementary school in the District. The site will require a of Little expense in terms of preparation and trustees said few other Sites exist to meet the District to needs. A othe Purchase Price of the land is More than expected however that Cost is offset by Zero site development costs to level a Hill country lot for construction a the statement said. News of the land Purchase came the morning after a school District employee criticized school trustees on the proposed Bond Issue. During a meeting wednesday Tony Gallucci former Tivy High school soccer coach and a current District employee said the use of Block scheduling has contributed to the Lack of classroom space at Tivy. He said the scheduling system which extended 50-minute classes to 90 minutes actually creates More Down time for teachers. He said kids has added More teachers to the High school the past 20 years even though the number of students has not changed dramatically. A oif you continue under Block scheduling you have to build a new High school a he said. Gallucci has been an outspoken opponent of the proposed $37.1 million Bond Issue. A of think it to ridiculous to build on a Bond Issue. When the High school is not overcrowded with students a he added. Gallucci said if Tivy returns to traditional 50-minute classes the need for teachers would drop by 12 percent. He noted 18 teachers at the school Are with less than to percent vote Early in kids $37.1m Bond election Early voting in the proposed $37.1 million Bond Issue for Kerrville Independent school District ended tuesday with 2,673 Early votes cast. The figure is a Little More than to percent of the estimated 24,000 voters in kids. Election Day is saturday dec. La from 7 . To 7 . Kids is divided into seven single member districts with elementary school Sites serving As polling places. A map of kids districts can be found on Page 12a of today to edition of the times. Voters in districts i 2 and 7 vote at Starkey elementary school 1030 w. Main districts 3 and 4 at Tom Daniels elementary school 2002 singing wind drive and districts 5 and 6 vote at Nimitz elementary school too Valley View Lane. The proposed Bond Issue is for a new High school new elementary school and renovations to Hal Peterson Middle school and All three elementary schools. The Kerrville daily times web site a a will Post results of the kids Bond election As soon As they Are available saturday night. A full Roundup of election night will appear in monday to edition of the times. . To expel russian spy by George Gedda associated press writer Washington a the United states is expelling a russian Diplomat caught gathering information with an eavesdropping device at the state department the department announced today. The Diplomat who was arrested wednesday on a Bench outside the department Headquarters was declared unwelcome in the United states and ordered to leave within to Days. A state department statement identified the Diplomat As Stanislav Borisovich Gusev a second Secretary and said he was detained for a period by the Fri. Officials said he subsequently was turned Over to the russian embassy after invoking diplomatic immunity. In Sharmel Sheik Egypt Secretary of state Madeleine Albright said undersecretary Thomas Pickering summoned the russian ambassador to his office wednesday to protest the eavesdropping. A counterintelligence agents of the Fri and the state department to diplomatic Security service have worked together and very closely to neutralize this intelligence gathering Effort and i am very appreciative of the professional and effective efforts of these two agencies a Albright said. More details of the Case would be released today Albright said at a news conference after meeting with egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and foreign minister Amr Moussa. Neither Albright nor officials in Washington gave any immediate indications of what . Government secrets May have been compromised. In Moscow the russian foreign ministry refused immediate comment on the detention. Bons Labusov a spokesman for the foreign intelligence service said he too would no to comment on the Case but added that the accusations sounded far fetched. The listening device was found in what More than one official described As a a sensitive area of the state department reportedly a conference room. The Diplomat was trying to use the listening device when he was apprehended while sitting on a Bench near the state department one official said. President Clinton held a news conference in the building wednesday afternoon. See spy 6a on their journey into the past students create living Wax museum see kids Bond 6a by Rosa Lavender times staff writer Anne Frank Jacqueline Kennedy Helen Keller and Many other people of history some still living will appear in the Hal Peterson Middle school Library Friday As a part of the 10th annual Barnes to Wax museum display. The Pride team one of three seventh Grade teams at pms created a Maze of 115 projects related to biographies and autobiographies they have read this fall. A othe kids know from the first Day the assignment is made they have to have costumes a said Reading teacher Andrea Barnes the museum to namesake. A Othey choose who they want to read about and dress up As so they will be More interested in doing the ?� books must come from the Library at pms from butt Holdsworth memorial Library or Schreiner College Library Barnes explained. The project has la different components. Students begin projects in Early october and Complete them in december. Displays Are constructed on Large pieces of cardboard and include a written report which must also be read to their classes a 15-event time line a sequencing activity a biography Banner which includes a Book review and interests and Hob see Wax. 6a times photo by Rosa Lavender Cleopatra alias Deanna Ledezma will Greet visitors to hat Peterson Middle school to Wax museum Friday. Inside � classifieds 5-8b � obituaries 6a � comics 9a � outdoors 4b � editorials 4a � sports 1-3 b � life amp times 5a � to 8a � nation 2a � weather 10a Texas lottery pick 3 12/8/99 3-9-6 Cash 5 12/7/99 5-16-24-27-39 weather lotto 12/8/99 2-5-28-32-42-45 Texas million 12/3/99 13-19-31-68 tonight Clear and cold lows in 30s tomorrow sunny highs near 60 More weather on Page 10a. O the times is printed on recycled paper and May be recycled in the bin on the times premises 429 Jefferson St. 260 1111 Christmas Angels Lola Maldonado of the salvation army is surrounded by handmade dolls donated to the Angel tree program by local doll artist Sherry Markham. The program is a vehicle for putting presents under otherwise Barren Christmas Trees. People who want to contribute choose a card from a tree at an area business. The cards give information such As a Oboy 3 years old times photo by Ken Schmidt likes ?� the donor can then buy and wrap an appropriate gift for that child and drop it off at the business or at the salvation army office 855 Hays St. The salvation army will deliver to the children. Angel Trees Are located at the Kerrville daily times Norwest Bank branches Wal Mart and River Hills mail

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