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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY February 2001 16 pages in 2 sections 16 pages in 2 scctii HERALDZEITUNG 77 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Six nine weeks Local schools take different approaches to grading periods BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Comal school district trustees vot ed recently to convert all campuses to a nineweek grading period while New Braunfels stuck to a sixweek grading The two districts share many sim ilarities they send home progress reports between report cards and meet with The difference comes in the fre quency and timing of the NBISD In New Braunfels where teachers still bubble in grades man the philosophy is that six week grade reports are the best way to keep teachers and parents on top of students You dont get a concrete grade until the end of the nine They get progress but the damage might have been done New Braunfels High See 101deiful birthday New Braunfels woman shares century of memories JESSIE Above Nolan Leach performs a rope trick for Lola seated far at her 101st birthday party at Eden Home Thursday Below More than a century separates 101yearold Lola Richards and 4monthold Jenna BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer When Lola Richards was the nation had just entered a brand new People said the end is nigh and technology and science had reached their This was not Richards first birthday and the new century was not Lola born in Leon celebrated her 101st birthday Thursday at Eden Home nursing home in New Surrounded by friends and a room full of well Richards basked in the attention as the group sang Happy Through her alert and piercing blue Richards witnessed an entire Her earliest memory was traveling from Leon County to Corsicana when she was We took a covered The It was very interesting to take a drive when we first got All the chil dren playing in their yards spoke There were only people here Lola Richards about moving to New Braunfels in 1930 weather was terrible and the hors es couldnt stand on the We spent three days at a livery waiting on the weather to she The group of wellwishers went silent as history came alive through her soft but steady She See Major farewell Departing Comal ISO superintendent Jerry talks with new superintendent TonyCostanza Thursday night at Gruene Mansion CHRIS Bush tax bill goes to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON AP President Bush dispatched his proposed 10 year tax cut on what should be a tortuous journey through Congress on urg ing action because a warning light is flashing on the dash board of our while insisting that want to trim taxes this cast Bushs proposal as a version of Pres ident Reagans first tax They said the Bush plan was too risked plunging the federal budget back into deficit and was skewed toward the Weve already tried what President Bush is said Senate Minority Leader Tom We did that in The rich got The poor got And working families got stuck with the entire While Democrats try halv ing the size of Bushs package and aiming it more at lower income many Republicans and lobbyists will spend the next few months seeking to add Some GOP lawmakers have talked of pushing the price tag beyond Business groups want to insert provisions trimming corporate income tax and cap ital gains tax speeding up writeoffs for equipment and other Were on the verge of a feeding frenzy all across the said Max Bau cus of senior Demo crat on the taxwriting Sen ate Finance The opposing tugs from both sides mean it is impos sible to predict what the final bill will look But there is virtually no doubt that Con gress this year will pass the biggest tax cuts since Rea gans 1981 What Treasury Secretary Paul ONeill actually deliv ered to Congress was a nine page document describing the plan Bush campaigned which focused on a reduction in incometax It would Bushs tax plan Here are the core elements of the tax cut proposal that President Bush is expected to announce The numbers are based on the Bush campaign last when the total cost was trillion over nine The administration says it will not have updated numbers until the end of February but has indicated the cost will be trillion over 10 Chad blwi Gradually increase the child tax credit to by 2006 and raise the adjusted gross income limit for married couples filing jointly from to Tax rates billion Reduce and simplify income tax rates by Current rates are 15 per 28 31 36 per cent and New rates would be 10 15 25 percent and 33 Mamage bHion Allow a 10 percent deduction for two income families up to of the lowerearning spouses In come cap would rise to by tax billion Gradual repeal over eight Research and development billion Make permanent a tax credit for business research and billion Allow taxpayers who do not itemize to deduct charitable subject to some income billion Includes raising cap on corporate charitable raising the amount that can be contributed to an education individual retirement account and allow individuals 55 and older to make penaltyfree IRA withdrawals for donation to Source Compiled from AP wire reports AP also double the per child tax phase out the estate make permanent the temppraiy credit for busi ness research and reduce the marriage which is the extra tax some couples must pay after they Asked whether Bush would let the package grow in ONeill Hes been very firm that he wants to stay at the total of Even GOP leaders were pleased to begin their first serious taxcutting drive in Whats Up WHAT Big Buck Banquet WHERE Comal County arts and crafts building WHEN 6 WHY Award ceremony TICKETS for for Must be bought no later than today at Granzins Meat Big Buck hunter pick up trophies Saturday BY JENNIFER ROPRIGUEZ Staff Writer The 297 people registered m the Comal County Big Buck contest have been whittled down to the big Big Buck Banquet organizers expect about 350 people to attend the event scheduled for 6 Saturday in the arts crafts building at the Comal County 8pl Common Jfunters register in the contest and them weigh tfteanijnak they kill dur ing hunting seaspn to be ranked for the Sandy a Big Buck board said the competition allowed seasoned hunters to pass on good hunting habits to younger It gets the community more she It shows people that hunting isnt just shooting a gun in the Its a way to bring organized hunters For the first time in its the group launched an essay contest for children w4 offered a homemade sausage Winners in 12 categories will get and the big winners in the adult categories will take home The guest speaker will be Keith Warren of Keith Warren Hunting and Organizers also worked in door prizes such as Spurs gift cer tificates and a penny We had special judges the sausage Nolte listing names such as County Judge Danny Scheel and County Commissioner Moe Weve got experts we dont have just ordinary judges in INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 8A Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Key Code ;