New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
CISD eyes plan
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tonight will be 59 degrees. Wed- By DAV|D BUILTA
ncsday will be sunny but the high Staff Writer
is expected to only reach 75. The ^ local school district is proposing
low Wednesday night will be 55. a lo ma^e teac^cr salaries com
petitive with those in other districts.
Inside: Trustees for Comal Independent
CLASSIFIED.............................8-10 School District discussed the salary
COMICS.........................................6 problem and projected growth at a
CROSSWORD...............................3 workshop Monday night. The panel
DEAR ABBY 8 w'd act on proposed salary sche-
HOROSCOPe"ZZ”1ZZ"!ZZ 5 dule al ils May meeting.
SPORTS 7 “We’ve had some teachers — and
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WF A TH FR .................................2 fr0m C1SD 10 NBISD (NcW Braunfcls
Independent School District) or to San Antonio because they could make several thousand dollars more a year,” said Caner Casteel, president of the board.
Time is running out for persons Dr Aricn Tiekcn, CISD personnel
with costumes and memories from director, said the district’s teacher
past Kindermaskcn parades to let salaries arc $1,500 to $2,000 lower
others look at their memorabilia at ihan most school districts its size and
the New^ Braunfels Children s larger. The average beginning salary
Museum’s display on Kindcrma- jn most surrounding districts in
sken this month. Beta Sigma Phi $17,696, while CISD pays $16,200.
sororities, who sponsor the parade, The district’s average annual salary is
arc working with the museum to $23,1 IO compared to an arca average
put on a display of costumes (for $24,900 annually, Tiekcn said,
viewing only) and of costumes for Aides in the district are paid approxi-
childrcn to try on. Several Satur- irately $300 less than peers in other
day workshops are planned for districts
mothers and youngsters to make “It’s real discouraging to think that
their own costumes, too. For that, people will live here, but because we
the museum needs donations of don’t pay, they go to San Antonio to
fabric, notions, braid, feathers, pat- teach,” Casteel said. “This is a bcauti-
tems and ideas for costumes.
If you would like to let the museum borrow your old costumes for die display, they will be safely out of reach of the youngsters and will be returned. The other costumes will be in an attic-lypc trunk for children to discover and play with.
Tin; museum also hopes to film a videotape presentation of old photos or 8-mi!limetcr movies of the Kindcmiasken Parade, the dance and picnic in Landa Park.
If you have photos or movies (which will be returned to you) of past parades, call the museum at 620-0939 to let them know. The museum is in Courtyard Shopping Center....
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Teachers call for $10 billion for programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest teachers union today called for $10 billion in new federal spending to counter ‘‘a shocking erosion” in education programs for the disadvantaged and handicapped.
‘These programs reach only a fraction of the young people they were meant to serve,” Mary Futrcll, president of the National Education Association, said in issuing a report called Federal Education Funding: Present Realities and Future Needs.
“In state after state, the numbers in our new report clearly demonstrate a shocking erosion of federal support for these essential programs,” Futrell said in a statement. “Nothing could be more impractical for our nation than continuing this systematic underfunding.”
Futrcll said the NEA report contains the first estimates of what it would cost to serve all students currently eligible for help under four of the most important federal education programs.
NEA has more than 1.9 million members across the country. Its report
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Prices of unleaded gasoline gained almost a penny a gallon Saturday while crude oil futures declined in nervous trading after nearnormal activities resumed Monday at the Valdez, Alaska, port, which was partially blocked after a recent oil spill by an Exxon Corp. tanker. Wholesale home heating oil also declined Monday. Analysts are attributing the gas hike to seasonal demands.
The motorcycle driver was travel ing south at a high rate of speed and attempted a right turn, lost control and traveled off the roadway into a wooded arca, said DPS Trooper Jim Shea. The posted speed limit in the area is 20 miles per hour.
“From where he left the roadway to the brush was 105 feet,” Shea said. “They hit a ditch, went airborne, came back down, hit an 8-foot cedar tree -uprooted that."
Excessive speed and alcohol attn butcd to the accident, Shea said. The man’s blood alcohol content was 0.19, which is almost twice the required limit, Shea said.
Shea said he plans to file involuntary manslaughter charges against the driver.
Neither Pachecka nor the driver were wearing helmets when lite accident occurred on North Park Road, off
See WRECK. Page 2
Garden Ridge resident fighting city ordinance
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stat! Writer
A sign ordinance prohibiting erection of political signs in the city of Garden Ridge has one resident fighting for his First Amendment rights.
“Eve been working on til is before I ran for office — that’s been for over a year,” said Richard “Dick” Igou, who is running for the mayor’s position, “it’s not as a candidate, it’s as a citizen, a resident of Garden Ridge.”
Incumbent Mayor Walter Volley said political signs aren’t specifically authorized in the city’s sign ordinance.
“That goes back to the deed restrictions of the developer
High court Color my world
The Sojourners, a senior citizen organ ization from Conroe and other areas of Texas, is working with the Canyon Lake Church of Christ this week. Members will visit friends and neighbors of the area, holding home Bible studies with those who are interested and inviting all to attend gospel meetings April 7-9 at the Canyon Lake Church of Christ on FM 3159 in Starkville. Roy V. Palmer, who recently moved to Canyon Lake, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at ll a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday....
The German-American Society will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at , the American Legion Hall, 410 W. Coll. Slides from Germany • will be shown after the meeting....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials are armed with new support from the Supreme Court to fight drug smuggling by air travelers.
The justices on Monday made it easier for authorities to stop, question and search airline passengers who fit so-called “profiles” of possible drug couriers.
By a 7-2 vote, the court ordered the reinstatement of a drug possession conviction of a man carrying 1,000 grams of cocaine when he was stopped by authorities at the Honolulu airport.
“We’re pleased and happy that we’ve been upheld by the Supreme Court," said Cornelius Dougherty, spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The justices upheld the DEA’s case against Andrew Sokolow, who was stopped because his behavior and dress matched a “profile” the agency uses to identify suspected drug couriers.
Chief Justice William H.
Area artists were treated to a workshop with a twist Saturday at the Arts Center Gallery, 646 Walnut Square. Janice Yow Hindes of Hindes, Texas, covers participating artists’ paintings with cellophane $m court, Pag* 2 and makes suggestions for corrections in color
progression. The Gallery is operated by the New Braunfels Art League and is open Iuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p m (Photo by Deryl Clark)
that initially developed the Garden Ridge area,” Yohey said. ‘The ordinance on signs has been in effect for years. We redid the ordinance last year but we didn’t change anything regarding political signs. The majority of the people out here don’t want political signs.”
Igou sent a letter to city council members and the mayor calling for a retraction of the ordinance to allow political signs to be placed in the city.
“I strongly urge you to repeal die present sign ordinance immediately and work to develop a new ordinance which
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Trash-off a success
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Texas highway officials said Monday the recent “Great Texas Trash Off’ was the most successful one to dale.
More than 27,000 Adopt-a-Highway volunteers picked up roadside litter Saturday during the fourth annual event sponsored by the Texas Department of Highways and Public, Transportation, officials said.
“It was really super,” said B R. Wood, maintenance foreman of the local department of highways. “We got rid of a lot of trash on the right-of-way.”
More than 270 people of 27 organi /al ions helped pick up trash in Comal and Guadalupe counties, Wood said. “We picked up 40 cubic yards of trash.”
“Our goal for the ‘Great Texas Trash-Off’ was to remind all Texans that trash belongs in the trash cans ... not in the bluebonnets,” said Don Clark, director of the Travel and Information division at the Highway Department.
Among the unusual items collected were a set of false teeth and an injured pigeon, which a Santa Fe High School club decided to adopt as its mascot.
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Panel approves first horse racing license
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Racing Commission approved its first application for a horse racing license early today, officials said. The application for a Class 2 track license by G. Rollie White for a track at Brady was approved by the commissioners, Page 3
Senate OKs proposal for jury information
AUSTIN (AP) — Two proposals that would allow trial judges to pass o.i to juries the effect of parole and prison “good time” on a defendant’s sentence were approved by the Senate on 26-5 votes Monday.
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AP:. w mes capture NCAA basketball title
SEATTLE (AP) — The Michigan Wolverines beat m I C K I G A N | Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime Monday night, making Steve Fisher the first rookie coach with an NCAA
IX/ -----------. championship. Glen Rice scored 31 points for the
Wolverines, breaking Bill Bradley’s 1965 NCAA tournament scoring record. See Page 7
Vol. 137, No. 102
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April 4, 1989
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Sheriff seeks funds for more equipment
$85,000 in budget amendments in 1989
By STEPHANIE DAVIS departments of county government have been almost nill,”
Staff Writer Clark said.
Since January, Sheriff Jack Bremer has spent more than Bremer presented his wish list Monday for a personal $80,000 of the comissioners court $200,000 contingency computer, new emblems, reflective striping, shotgun racks fund — mainly to hire new jailers — now he wants a per- and safety Plexiglas cages for officer vehicles and three sonal computer, new emblems, cages, and gun racks for handguns totaling more than SI2,000. patrol vehicles. “The need was there in the past and it wasn’t provided
“As Bunker Hunt said, ‘a billion dollars ain’t what it for,” Bremer said after the session. “I haven’t done used to be’,” Comal County Judge Fred Clark told Bremer nothing but try to get in to the conformity with the law and in a commissioners court workshop meeting Monday. with good safety practices."
“The (jail operation/sheriff’s deparment) so far in 1989 has budget amendments totaling $85,000 ... the rest of the See SHERIFF, Page 2
Charges expected in wreck
An 18-ycar-old San Antonio woman was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night on North Park Road and a Kirby man faces involuntary manslaughter charges for die death, says a Department of Public Safety trooper.
Barbara Ann Pachecka was riding on the back of a 1985 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by the Kirby man when the accident occurred around 8