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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAYGerman tradition rediscovered in Out & About - P.4A 50 CENTS OOUNTDOWNl 416 DAYS Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21.1846 March 21,1966 Jtrto rssntds New BraunfelsHerald-Zeit 16 Pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, Feb. 2,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of SIEGLINDE SMITH I Vol. 142, No. 59 INSIDE Obituaries........... .....2A Crossword........... ....SA Opinion............. 4A Letters to the editor____ ....5A Sports Day........... .. .8.9A Society............. .... 1B Stammtisch Sirthday wish** from th* Herald-Zeltungl Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following xrthday wishes to; Karen Holden, tetty Sue Eidson, Teresa Lynn Supulner (sweet 161), SkgUnde Smith, Richard Blue, H. Chris-tensen, Mary Drews, Mary Lopez, Howard Schulz, his Stewart, Jack Wilson. Quad a Coma Cardan Club to moot Fob. 8 Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Park Conference Room. Immediately after the meeting. Arbor Day will be observed by planting a tree in Lands Park Arboretum. Brant Holcomb to tnaak bpi Weis ■ • wfdwbobs a Hr aaa al PHT laminar District Vin of the Daughters af the Republic of Texas invite you to a Genealogical Seminar on Feb. 12,1994 UL the Terrace, 200 Academy in Audio. The hours will be from 8 SJO. until 4 pjn. with a noon luncheon. The qxak< er is Mr. Brent Holcomb, the noted South Carolina Genealogical expert. His subjects will be S.C. Probate and land recook as well as the Dutch Farit of South Carolina. He has been a genealogist store 1983 and lecturer #1 since 1986. He is author and coauthor of over eighty titles on the Carolinas. Many of his books will be (br sale during the seminar. Other vendors will be present with books, archival supplies and other hems. Preregistrations ($25, includes luncheon) must be made before Feb. 4. Registration forms are available from Sharon Hardin at (512) 452-4238 or Carolyn Marble at (409) 542-2645 or a member of a local chapter of DRT. The proceeds will be donated to the French Legation Museum in Austin. Hunuml Museum The Hummel Museum Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the China Kitchen. Spouses are welcome. Attendees can order a la carte and pay as they go. RS VP no later than 12 p.m., Feb. 5 to Ursula at 625-5636 or Ernestine at 629-3955. Eagles Hail tarting Mat. II convention Eagles Hall will be holding the District m convention on Friday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 6. For more information, call 625-7243. NUW support group forming for looming disabled Anyooe with a family member who bu a learning disability can call and find out about a new sup* port group. CaU Shay B 62M316 or Leigh at 629-2232 after 5:30 pin. Stammtisch (The New Braudels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members pf the German community, "Stammtisch " represents a sitting place for members pf the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) were not from the curb. * v    No    kgurfea were reported from those people traveling in the Thbadeidet* occured bribe imereection of Seguin Street and Dktmm- However, injures were' reported from people in the Garden Street According to officers at the acene, both drivers of Chevy. Two of those injured were children. Wvthidce said they bad a green lights.    Officers    said    one    injury was a possible broken leg and anoth- According to officers* the sodda* involved t Datsun 280ZX er was a possible neck injury. and a Chevy Corsica. The Datsun if reported to have been tray- New Braunfels EMS took the injured parties to McKenna ding south on Seguin Street and the Chevy was traveling west on Memorial Hospital. Block scheduling public hearings scheduled for NBISD Jury finds Gallamore guilty By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Jurors in the capital murder case of Sam Gallamore, 22, of Kerrville, will begin hearing testimony today in the punishment phase of the trial. Gallamore was found guilty Tuesday of killing three members of a Kerrville family. Closing arguments in the guilt/innocenfie phase of the trial were held Tuesday morning. Gallamore was convicted of the capital murder of Clayton Kenney, 83, his wife Juliana, 74, and Mrs. Kenney’s daughter Adrienne Arnot, 44. The three victims were killed in their home in Kerr County on March 29,1992. Juliana Kenney, who was confined to a wheelchair, had been beaten with a cedar post and stabbed in the neck. The other two victims were also beaten and stabbed. James John Steiner, 21, of Kerrville has also been charged with capital murder in the killings. Steiner’s trial has been set for April 7 and was moved to Georgetown because of publicity surrounding the case. Both defendants were arrested 16 months after the murder. Steiner was arrested in the Kerrville State Hospital and Gallamore was arrested in Niles, Illinois. Both defendants are reported lo have past police records. According to past reports, the Kerr County sheriff said the motive for the murder was to allegedly get money to purchase drugs. Several items were reported to have been allegedly stolen from the home. During the punishment phase ofthe trial, jurors will be asked to answer special issue question to determine whether or not Orb lamore will pose a threat to society and if he can be rehabftital- Gallamore could be facing death by lethal injection or Ufo is prison, depending un llHTjimx'S answers to the question. Gal lamore’s case was moved from Kerr County to New Braunfels, after the defense requested a change af venue hearing because of the publicity surrounding the case. By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer More public hearings will be scheduled for parents on foe proposed Accelerated Blotk schwV* ule for New Braunfels High School. “We will try to start having them next week,** said John Turman, Principal of NBHS. “We’re going to try to have them in different locations and will use the news media, notes sent home to parents and other school channels to notify parents.” The board of trustees heard a report on the proposed change at last night’s board meeting. The administration would like a decision from the board as soon as possible in order to begin work on the master schedule which is usually done in March. The board will consider the block schedule proposal at the next board meeting Feb. 22. lite new block schedule is being considered because the State Board of Education has approved the Commissioner of Education’s rec ommended 24 credit Diploma Plan. The recommended increase in graduation requirements will not affect the Class of ’95, however, the Class of *96 will need 23 credits, the Class of’97 will need 25 credits and the Class of ’98 will need 26 credits. Students will still be able to graduate without meeting the 24 credit plan, but the recommended course will require 24 credits for all students. The additional curriculum recommended will include: ■ An additional math credit above Algebra II such as Pre-calculus or Calculus. ■ An additional science credit above Biology such as Biology II, Chemistry II, or Physics II. ■ An additional social studies credit above government/economics such as World Geography. ■ An additional credit in a foreign language. Currently students have a six-period day which means they would have to eliminate elective course, drastically reduce extra-curricular activities, attend summer school or take additional zero period (before school) classes to acquire the recommended 24 credits. The proposed Accelerated Block schedule will offer the educational program in a school day of four 90 minute blocks. Students will cam eight credits per year, enabling them to acquire 32 credits in four years. Teachers will teach three periods per day, and students will take four classes per (fey. Advantages cited by the administration include attendance improvements and decreases in failure and drop-out rates for students. The advantages for teachers include teaching three classes per day instead of five and teaching 75-90 students per day instead of 125-150 students per day. The school day will only see a tcn-minute change at the start of the day with tutorials beginning at 7:35 a.m. instead of 7:45 a m. The bus schedule will not need to be changed. Fm more intonmetei on tie poeteeimpaot at block scheduling: ■ The Copernican Plan: Restructuring rte American High School' by Joseph Carnal. PHI DELTA KAPPAN, Jan. 1990. ■ 'America 2000” goals. ■ “Coalition of Essential Schools' research. ■ Improving Schools from Within* by Roland S. Barih. ■ “School Power* by James K. Comer. ■ “Smart Schools, Smart Kids' by Edward Fisks. ■ X)ne Student at A Tune* by tie Texas Educate) Agency. ■ 'Restructuring to Improve Student Performance' by Clarence M. Edwards, Jr. NASSP Butein. May 1993. The first semester will begin Aug. 17 sod end Dec. 17 with the second semester being slightly longer. Airport board approves letter of proposal By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Membcn of the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory Botid approved a letter of proposal Wednesday night for the lease of five sent Bthe dport by Unlimited Air Services, Inc^ ilro known as Air America. Representatives of Air America hid come before the board laB month. They presented t new modified letter to the boud laB night in older to meet requirements of tearing the lend, “Mr. Vin John Rippetrin made the proposal Some of the pl em were net in tim with wha rite nearing requirements were,” said Ed Georges, chairman of advisory board. Member of rite boud umnimouriy Reproved rite new letter of proposal. George* stressed diet rite fesse does not mean there will be any expansions at the airport. “Thii is not expansion. This is growth within an existing fhdlity “he said. The item mutt kill be nk»m before rite city carnal for approval. In other business, George* ako announced that rite board decided not to apply for a $100,000 matching federal grant at this time. Georges mid intcrftf d parties dieouiied the grant and tried to determine if aomethii^ at rite airport would meeting rite criteria. However, no items were found and the board had to pass on even applying for the grant. “Hopefully, we will be able to take a stab later on,” he said. In a related mater, Georges told the board he is continuirtg lo Bleak to civic groups about the 1994 grant for airport improvements. The 1994 grant ii for $1.4 million. The grant Ma recently become a source of controversy becaum one requirement to receive rite fluids is thB the city must acquire 14.82 acres of ainpaoe Brite end of one of the runways st the airport. The families which own the airspace have expressed their concern over the city acquiring the airspace. It is owned by the Marvin Westmeyer family. The city began proceedings for condemnation of the ah«> apace during its last council meeting. The Westmeyer family will have until 5 p.m. Thursday to decide lf they will accept the city’s offer. If they do not accept the offer, the city will proceed in Guadalupe County court by setting up a special committee of three landholders in Guadalupe County, according to New Braunfels City Menage Mike Shtick The committee will determine if the city's offer is Air. If the committee finds the offer is fair the city may inquire th? ghfptce if the offer if dBBmhad    city will have to make another offer. Negotiations am etill under way between the city and rite Westmeyer*. Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HU8ETH Candidates speak out Republican candidate for Comal County Judge Tad Kay addraaaai tha crowd at laat night'* Candidated Forum whlla Incumbent Judge Carter Caataal looks on. Tbs forum was sponsored by the New Braunfela Republican Woman's Club and was bald st tbs NBD building and provided a obanoe for Republican eandldatee la present themselves and their positions on tbs Issues ta tbs public. Another forum wUI bo bald In tbs area Include tbs Comal County League of Women Voters, to bo bold Fab. 10 to NBISD board room at • pjn.Comal County coaches react to district realignment - See P. SA ;