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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Winning a cruise for Unicorns, Page 7 A / Senior Activities, Page jA New Braunfels ilk New Braunfels, Texas Thursday April 30, 1987 25 Cents Two Sections, 16 PagesSuit filed over 1985 school bus mishap M.i) Ooh < * Kut-hr list-*!. * rural mute about I miles outside the cit) limits off IHI and VV« Int* day afternoon found this lo ran » reptile -dithering arrows hts ilrncviuN The -Make a Western hun a «Uf Ha VI, >5 v dbat k ut Hut thatched with ter the hathan* VA Itll** PUI ati< Ka pts Ket length this < for the VV ,i V our >hot Kl eat w it th I he south I rxas Si-out will tie on -t,*g* satUt da\ Mal tlegion fig at V p rn at Jai k* Xuditorium in Seguin t 14th Annual ( a'all ade ut Harmer v hut i hut us will share the Im flight Witt he ! ’ • .Ii : * nut S W Houston Texas Jubilee lr* in s.rn Antonio 11 til i ountr > Kdition trom \ustin md hie one anti »h ts from Sew Hraunfels 1-vervfody is ,n vilett t*> this bartiet -hop quartet concert worth ewrv bit * it the >. it i ii'-* - ! 11 get in On mis date H. veals ago ,* kid (rom Kentui kv nu k ri.titn ^1 hit a small town rn his home state I a-ey h> Was the engine**! and all John Luther Jones wanted to do was get lim train in on tune But as railroad historians will know in dx it the hard wav In oui Montage feature Remember When last Nunda) w* rememt>cred that Mary Man >ettel of Sew Hraunfels had l*een choM-ii (01 company eommund in Texas \ J* M I Diversity S Corps OI ‘ adet; Sow a banket *»arv a dis ade ago was listed as th* mhi if Melvin < Netfel Well we forgot mom (.atv is the son ut Mr Melv in » and Marcella Set (el also of Sew Braunfels It is getting redundant but who is I’omplamuig » on tinned warm day s and mild nights with highs in the upper nos and lows in the mid nos with light and variable winds out ol the southeast parti) The Menu BUSINESS..............6    A CLASSIFIED........4    6B COMICS................3B CROSSWORD..........JOA DEAR ABBY...........3A KALEIDOSCOPE    IB INSIGHT...............SA OPINIONS............ JA SCRAPBOOK...........2B SPORTS..............7    9A Bv SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A Comal Count) couple filed suit Tuesday against the New Hrauntels ISI), seeking damages to compensate their daughter for in juries and mental anguish resulting from a bus w reek two) ears ago The civil suit alleges the school district negligent in allowing Thomas Cox 4t to drive th* st hi Mil bus Hie driver driving negligent!) and .it an excessive rate tit speed tor the conditions existing at the time the suit states The suit als*) alleges that ('ox was a reckless and incompetent driver and such re* xiessness and incompetence was known to defendant MMSI) or in the exer* me >! <»r dinar) care, should have been known bv said owner NHIM) Cox also a defendant in the suit suffered a broken leg in the accident and has not returned to work because of his injuries Ronald M and Linda Clark of Spring Branch are seeking damages tor their daughter Michelle Diane Clark who suffered a broken leg during the accident Thechild who was 7 at the tune of the wreck ' suf{erect a shattered left femur resulting in permanent disfigure merit and deformity of her tx>d> the suit states Plaintiffs in the case also state that the child expel cm*-- episodes ot a*.Ute anxiet) tx it ii dui rig t til* w akened and sleep state * >\ and < .ark tx)th suffered broken legs dur mg the \pill 28 he accident during which a NHIM) (his slammed into a pecan tree in Landa Lark Nine other New Hrauntels school children suffered minor injuries in the wreck Twenty two students were on the bus headed to school at 8 JO a rn New Braunfels Police Department records state the bus wa- southbound on T rederickburg Road near Landa Park when the driver lost control Officer Russell Bell listed excessive speed as a contributing factor in the accident His report also stated at the time that a rain-slick road was a factor in the accident Bell s report of the accident states that more than half of the students on the bus thought the driver was going too fast There were com plaints that when boarding the bus the driver would take oft before the children reached their seats One chilli said sh** fell town because of this The feeling that I got from the interviews is the bus driver was in a hum the police report states NBISD nu-contendent Charles Bradberrv said Cox who lives in McQueeney, receives compensation from the school district, hut no longer Irives because of disabilities The superintendent said he had no reason to believe Cox was a negligent driver I think Cox handled the scene at the acc) dent very we With a severely broken leg he helped students off the bus I don t know how he did it I real!) don’t he said Bradberrv added that the school district paid the students medical expense- stemming from the accident Ralph Beard the attorney for the Clarks was ur av ailable for comment N<* specific lamage amount was listed in the orig r.a, petition although plaintiff s indicate the) v -t*ek the maximum amount possible CAD board okays office space lease with NBISD By DAVID MAY Sta** Writer Comal Count) Central Appraisal Distru t s hoard of directors unantmi u-.y approved Wednesday i . I,.it**.! a 'h \* a Br.t a.'* -Isl) for third h****r office space .n the si f -**i district - I*'.due ation ‘ "enter The, ,i v|\ sear agreement whi* h will allow CM) let utilize more than i« coo square feet at an annua! cos* »t*4 . -a wilt commence Sept I atter more ’han S2xi**x* in renovu turns bv the si hi xii district \pprai-ai district board member-vowed satisiaction with Bk* non es« atating lease which gives i AD much nested and greatly sought after additional office spa*. «* I Ion think w» cou have ex is ut ell a better lease lf it t> good tor vi*u oui it is gswxl jot me then how * an it ta* had -aid Hic hard Rhodes * hie! appraiser I he agreement will allow * \D to usi- microfilm equipment and vault space at tin* Education < enter at no extra cost ( VD veil! reimburse the -chou! district tor utility and janitorial costs Nome minor * flanges in the agree men! approved bv NBISl) board of ti us!et ast wii-K were documented with tin appraisal board who-* mem tvers ilsu voiced pleasure xx it Ii th* i **op*-rattve agreement Among the * flanges .cere some wording and clauses w file ti state that all) add) I to na costs vjxvifi* illy any electric rewiring will tie borne bv ( XI) I really thin) * sa t**nefit totxith to Ket*p CAD in its present quarters AD and MMM) aid ( VI) hoard or move it into courthouse annex pace to place the district in county ontrol CAD s local legal counsel John me rn tier Raymond N<*ochting who ass I st eel n negotiations with the school district I am very satisfied with thit* ie.*-*• I think th* district wiii have it- need t il itll for many v**ar- said N I) David dr chairman of the t VD hoard Present t VI) landlord Kick heide .oui Comal I ruled Taxpayers Pres. were not so Jt*fU John Pier si. Reused with ( t Both VV« I AD I OIH spa* e OI lease tx’tv t .ikes et Ie month ret s.- lei Ii ("bunn recently sent a letter to Rhodes quoting prior attorney general clarifications and existing state indicating the inter governmental cooperation does mg require open bids I don t remember Mr Seidel becoming an elected official of the counts said Counts Judge bred ‘ bark who further said fie was pleas ed with CAD s decision to ideate rn a ■ entTai location convenient ti- most taxing entities because money w ill he transferred from one enfin > an* >ther I supjxise we could have put ’tie: in the attic or something (dark said Actually we didn t have the space they required Dx* counts -bid tot AD was somewhat higher [nu square hx>t than th** teal negotiate*! with NBISD ( lark further stated that th*- coun tv did not design the courthouse an tax w ith ( VD off ic * spat ( in mind Other managers of county taxing entities contacted also voiced satisfaction with disclosure ut the lease agr eemeot Personally I do not have a pro them with it. said ( omal ISI) Nupermtendant Bi!; Brown The districts are try ing to work together I ti * district and I am for whatever i- ■ est lur tr *• cb' I .i taxpayers of the county If - pi id -houl lit. SC I H i 51 4.-W square ii*et ut lls t t*x*t V new cent; he w !r\ See CAD Paqt . A Faust bridge easement kept By DAVID MAY StaM v\riii-* With slightly more than .* dozen property own*-! sent to keep New Braunfels i ny Council from -c portion of cliv ow nod right of wav adjacent to ti < St re**! bridge comic ii moved Monday nigh' n**r ti- -e a sement Rh- dec tstiin t»v count ll vt hi allow the proper iv ii lion to remain open to neighboring residents an* * iii.« its who us*- lf**- area for i iliad.cup* Rivet a* * rec real tonal purposes VU hough those in opposition of the proposed lur appeared tiefon- council flus week the two met w appt nae he*! the c ity w ishmg to purchase the public ! igt.i I way ( huck Pfeiffer and Albert Bocmng f in**' I’ " Pteittei and Beetling own property att -tining the e -merit and complained ut damage and littering on ’ • r} ruperties ti*. ause of persons using 'fie p J-Iic' t i * : UA V I *- matter was previously handed to the Rivers X • v sory Boatel which recommended alleviating the pro ••ti; t v sidling the t>0 t*x»t ngfit of way of surplus and ' ’ta* prospective purchasers Both Pfeiffer ar. i Boenc t tnei.ii -met Parks Advisory Board members See BRIDGE Page 2A Band hall rats have pedigree of tradition H, SARAH DUK( Stall Write** Tradition Since lo.(J the New Braunfels High School hand has established a tradition marked tty Performing with Pride This year J hi* l out Uh is no exception with several ave .ii ds bestowed **ii the group as well as tis meddlers N» *w Braunfels High School band direct**! Wayne Tucket along with assistants Mary hay ( ain and Betsy Ripe have the task of carrying on this tradition The hand s success is based on the directors disciplined attitude tempered with a gtxxj rapport with (fie students T hat approach comes from Tucker s own hand background which began in the tilth grade in Phillips My first seven years I had a different hand director every year My junior and senior years in high school I had the same hand director and through college I had the same hand directoi Nome were good md som* a cr * not all that great an ex pencil* e he said remembering I just -lug , vuu my horn and I guess I a as a handball i. even though I did athel filings athletic. > and I ho si* type of things But my lu st place in the morning and last place at nigh! wen* iii th** hand hall Im k**r Hints that tilings have not changed til*;., Hie bi* -tors and the students spend many extra horns participating in hand ac tiv dies ouratYi.u' .» it will have lief ween Hilo *.*' perlot n in* fiat - not counting pep rallies he said I’hose performances howevei do include VAursttest tile ( omal ( aunty Pan football games concerts and contests The current concert M ason is a little less time consuming than the fall marching season tm students In addition the inst rue lion is inure individualized than it is during marching season W* re dealing with three different hands instead of one hand Tucker explained We're dealing 'with individual parts and we spend a great deal ut tune working on tone qualities articulation styles pitch control pitch centers The neat tiling here is there - a very good tradition a unique tradition which I gut*— creates a little more pressure on a- tIndirect ors But our band does well on stage in concert and sightreadmg tor .* nullifier of years als** and there s pride among the students to want to continue to cl** well in concert as well as marching he said Witt) th*- top marks r**eently received at the I"mversity Interscholastic League concert and sightreadmg contest the I tm oui band extended Us overall Sweepstakes Award record to IO out of the last f I years in a row To receive this honor, a band must earn Divi sum I Stipend ratings in concert marching and sightreadmg In addition the barid added to an already long list of All state musicians And contrary to what is happening in many Texas high schools the NBHn band program con aes I* gn.w I hi I sh*- 8; high school I and numbers 22(J Projections indicate that the Nev* Braunfels Isl) I HHT HK hand program including the New Bummel- Middle School hand will have 7m* students x . rg* number of students continues to elite! the NL NLS program each year in which the sixth grade band alone ha- neat Iv 200 mem tiers T* *- band director has seen many changes n ft** I imorn band since ti* lust twee ame - ’**i eigh years .igo Web we re bigger than when we were when I came he said "I think the performance standards in our part of th* state have increased I alM* find kids ire spread thinnei as a result HB 24*. When I lust carne here we had just moved in to the new ta* ilities and we rattled around Iks ause they wet** st* tug hut at the present time we re very cozy he said Those who participate in barid benefit from their experiences th* director said Tile See BAND, Page 2A StammtischA r Sign Of The Times ■ T> ' -_jST0PP_ERS I ays Cash FopT: Ppte Lingamtelter owner ot Oasis Outdoor Advertising ' as donate-1 *fee r '-board spa:e to Ne.*. B'aun*e!s-Comal I Count* > '.e Stoppers program The sign done in the ocai ; * qran s colors ot bfowr and ta'1 is presently ocate : at .‘.a nut A.enue and E -es Roca J The sign aik Pe 'Mate * to .arious joints arour J to we Pictured are lingamtelter with Cr* •»'* Stoppers board Rres«cent Don * ergusor anc Coord nator Mart ' Mayer Hopes are that me genrous gift win generate more citizen response to the police departn en! rn the form ot cans providing in-’ormation regaf .ling »e onv n °es photo by Deryi Clark ) ;