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New Braunfels girls win soccer matchup against district rival Alamo Heights, 3-1. PageKerry wins 5 states, Edwards takes SC
By Ron Fournier
AP Political Writer
Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry rolled up big victories and a pile of delegates in five states Tuesday night, while
rivals John Edwards and Wesley Clark kept their candidacies alive with singular triumphs in a dramatic cross-country contest.
Edwards easily won his native South Carolina, and Clark, a retired Army general from
Arkansas, eked out victory in neighboring Oklahoma. Howard Dean earned no wins and perhaps no delegates, his candidacy in peril. Joe Ueberman was shut out, too, and dropped out of the race.
“It’s a huge night,” Kerry told The Associated Press, even as rivals denied him a coveted sweep.
Racking up victories in Missouri, Arizona, North Dakota, New Mexico and Delaware, Ker
ry suggested that his rivals were regional candidates.
I compliment John Edwards, but I think you have to run a national campaign, and I think
See DIRROCHATS, Page 3A
Photos by REBECCA 8. ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung
(Above) Canyon High School students and staff hang 'Adopt a Hallway' signs in the school. Different organizations sponsor a hallway and are responsible for keeping it neat and clean. (Below) Nathan Butera hangs a sign in one of the hallways to be adopted by the CHS Bowling Club.
At Canyon High School, student organizations
pitch in to help keep hallways clean
A REAL CLASS ACT
By Dylan Jimtnez
Canyon High School students will begin to help protect the taxpayers’ recent $21 million investment in the school by taking responsibility for parts of the building.
leachers hope students will take pride in their involvement in the new Adopt A Hallway program, modeled after the state’s Adopt a Highway program.
CHS hails and courtyard, which were recently renovated, are being divided among student groups. Administrators also will adopt a hall. The group names will be posted in the halls, and die student members will be responsible for keeping the area clean.
“Our goal is to make the kids more aware,” said Reva Weatherly, program sponsor, “lf diey see our clubs and organ
izations picking up a cup or a piece of paper, it might let everybody know what we’re trying to do and maybe bend over and pick it up themselves.”
As part of the 1999 bond issue, CHS halls were retiled, widened and painted brighter. Staff and students say they are proud of the new look.
“It helps school pride because we have a nicer school. It makes people care a little more,” said Kayla Appelt, student council president.
She thinks the program will encourage students to take pride in their school and keep it dean.
She said students have reacted positively to having nicer facilities, and the program would help janitors keep them
See HALLWAYS. Page 3A
DID YOU KNOW?
ADOPT A HALLWAY
Little Theater Company
8 Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8 French Club
■ Art Club
Communities In Schools
Criminal Justice Club
The Polka Band
■ Texas Association of Future Educators
Rubber boosts roots in turf alternative
By Dylan Jimtnez
New Braunfels Independent School District trustees still are uncertain how to refurbish New Braunfels I ligli School fields, but they agree action is needed soon.
The football and practice fields have deteriorated to the point of being dangerous to studenLs, said Rick Rhoades, NBJ IS athletic director.
Trustees are undecided on
which field they want to fix, in what manner and how to pay for it.
They determined Tuesday night they needed more information but should start work by March to ready the fields before football season.
Trustees were previously given a $150,000 price tag to fix the practice and playing fields with a durable grass. They shied away from the price, hoping for donated labor and equipment.
T he latest idea is to spread rubber pellets on at least one of the fields to strengthen the roots of the grass.
Turf Solutions proposed a $25,000 price tag per field to implant the rubber on real grass.
“It’s almost like it puts a rubber mat under the grass,” Rhoades said.
Any damage to the top of the grass would not effect the roots,
See TURF. Page 3A
A weighty test
Area schools gear up for the TAKS test. What preparations are they taking to ensure kids do well?
Clean air plan won’t mandate tailpipe tests
By Ron Maloney
Comal County Commissioners will decide Thursday whether to endorse a home-grown plan to clean up the San Antonio region’s air.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Mil-likin, who serves as chairman of the Alamo Area Council of Governments' Air
AT A GLANCE
■ Commissioners' Court
■ 8:15 a m. Thursday
■ Commissioners' Courtroom. 199
Improvement I Main Plaza Resources Committee, will present the clean air plan designed to bring Bexar, Wilson, Guadalupe and Comal county air back into compliance with the ozone standards set by the federal Clean Air Act.
"We’re in the final stretches of lining up eight governmental entities’ support to substantiate for state and federal agencies that we can, in fact, clean up the air in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area without federal assistance,” Millikin said.
The plan calls for requiring repair businesses to use degreasers—not gasoline — when they clean automotive parts, reformulating gasoline to bum more cleanly during the summer and installing vapor recovery systems in gas stations that pump more than 25,000 gallons of gas per month. 'Hie plan does not include a controversial proposal for tailpipe emissions testing.
See CLEAN AIR. Page 3A
Tracking the news GIRL INJURED IN WRECK
LAST WE KNEW: A 7-year-old girl was being treated at University Hospital in San Antonio for injuries sustained when she was struck by a car Friday.
LATEST: University Hospital reported Tuesday she had been transferred to another hospital for treatment.
NEXT: New Braunfels police continue to investigate the accident. No charges had been filed Tuesday against the driver who struck the girl.
LAST WE KNEW: Raymond J. Fierro,
38, and Michelle Lacy May, 41, were booked into Comal County Jail in early January on charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. May and Fierro remain in jail. The boy, 8, has been placed in foster care as he recovers.
LATEST: Judge Andrew Hathcock refused Tuesday to lower May's $35,000 bail.
NEXT: May will undergo a psychological evauluation as officials decide what to do with her son.
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