New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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NISD seeks Internet guidelines
By CONNIE SWINNEY
Sex and unwanted advertising on the Internet may find its way into classrooms, some area school officials say, so setting strict guidelines for student access and parent awareness may help block “inappropriate materials "
Navarro Independent School District 12 miles cast of New Braunfels, brought Internet access to their students this school year
School board members Monday approved a disclaimer for parents to sign warning that students could find “controversial materials" on the world-wide information network linked by computers.
“It is impossible for Navarro ISI) to restrict access to all controversial materials, and I will not hold them responsible for materials acquired over the network connection,” reads the disclaimer. "I agree to accept all financial and legal liabilities which may result from my son’ s/da lighter's inappropriate use of the Navarro ISI) telecommunication connection." Superintendent Harold Besson said
the district did not anticipate how easily the Internet would offer websites peddling items which include sexually-cxplicit material, cars and credit cards "We were one of the schools that hooked up naively to the Internet,” Belton said. "So far our students have been really good. We have had minor incidents, where mainly it’s been students stumbling into inappropriate materials "
Besson said he found one student who had accessed an application for a credit card.
“Kids have a tremendously inquisitive mind," he said. "We do our best to monitor what the children arc accessing We look for frequency in someone accessing a web site, and we’re able to block it out, if it’s objectionable.”
Navarro students in sixth- through I2th-gradc currently use the Internet at their schools to find facts for biographies, college preparation, tuition, financial aid, world geography, math and politics.
Although teachers guide them through use of the Internet for educational purposes, students may
browse at school and at home for general information.
“We don’t want anybody to come up after the fact and say they didn’t know they might run into this," school board president Dwayne Hnglcr said "It’s got to be an honor system with some consequences. If they violate that confidence, it can be taken away ’’
Computer science teacher Tom Lcvcridge has kept a close watch on his students’ use of the Internet.
“We’re not just turning them loose. You can get into stuff (on the Internet) quite innocently,” Leverage said. “You can pull things up and not realize you were going to an X-rated site until you get there.
“Right now, students are accessing under direct teacher supervision,’’ he added, “while we’re trying to get a policy into place.”
A complete Internet use policy is scheduled to be presented for approval to Navarro school board members in March
Jeanette Brother! paused away Feb
13, 1997, at the age of 55 yean. She is survived by one son, Russell Brothers and wife Debra of Anchorage, Alaska; granddaughter Samantha Gonzalez of New Braunfels; mother Myrtle Buechc of New Braunfels; sister Leita Mac Mass and husband Dennis of New Braunfels, and one niece. Crystal Haas of New Braunfels. Services were held Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorials to the charity of one’s choice.
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great way to meet people “It is just so much fun,” said Prciss. "You get to meet more girls in Comal County, and make some new friendships It’s just a wonderf ul program.”
Prciss, a senior at New Braunfels High School, handed over her title Saturday night to Ycarnan.
As the 1997-98 Junior Miss, Ycaman received several scholarships, and will represent the arca at the state contest held in San Antonio. Wilson said the winner at the state level will then compete for the national title in a competition held in Mobile, Ala Preiis said she has mixed feelings about relinquishing her title, but added that she has enjoyed the past year.
"In a way, I am (sad), but in other ways, ifs been a busy year,” said Preiss. "I’m excited for the next girl who will get to experience all the things I have this year ”
JR. MISS WINNERS
■ Melissa Yeaman, 1997-98 New Braunfels Junior Miss
■ Laura Cook. First Runnerup
■ Valyn Lindsey, Second Runner-up
■ Jessica Sullivan, Third Runner-up
■ Megan Snider. Spirit Award
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Whistle-blower found guilty of insubordination
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sergeant who accused (he Army of retaliation after he brought the riotous “Happy Bus” trips to Fort Sam Houston officials’ attention has been found guilty by a coun-martial of insubordination Sgt Joseph Ortega, who filed complaints against dnll sergeants and instructors, was found guilty Friday of two insubordination counts and
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Mary Warren, regent of the Captain James Jack Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke about Washington's farewell address, which was published Sept. (9, 1796. Warren said many of the concerns raised in that address continue to he relevant today.
“This was Washington’s w*y of saying good-bye to his follow Americans and give them advice on the course they could take," said Warren.
During the war. Washington relied heavily on the Military Intelligence System, and Ross Shipman, president of the Texas Society Sons
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I et juud the luncheon was a great way to honor Washington's 265th birthday and the contributions he made to the United States.
“We still have some work to do, but America is still America, and It's our America,” said Lee. “God Bless America"
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US AF Lf. Col. Retired George R. Brocks passed away on February 20, 1997 at Colonial Manor Care Center at the age of 75 years. He was a member of the VFW Post #7110, National Association of Retired Federal Employees #0666, associate member of Albert Kypfer Lodge Sons of Herman #102, German American Society, Comal County Senior Citizens; life member Mission Valley Bowling Club; 20th Fighters Group Association and a member of the Peace Lutheran Church. Mr. Brocks was also a avid skat and domino player. Survivors include his loving wife Carolyn Schncwcr Brocks of New Braunfels; five sons, Glenn Brucks and wife Susan, David Brucks and wife Sydney, Alan Brocks and wife Judy, Don Brucks and wife Dorothy and Robert Brocks, two daughter!. Patricia Valentine and husband Lcs and Conde Brucks; eleven grandchildren, three brothers, Roland Brucks and wife Dolores, Bernard Brucks and wife Helen and Horace Brucks and wife Martha, one sister, Edith Brchm and
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husband Ray. Memorial services will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 24 at IO a m. at the Peace Lutheran Church The family has requested that memorial contnbutions be made to Hospice New Braunfels or the Peace Lutheran Church.
Harry Hcimcr, age 72, of Spnng Branch, TX died Friday, February 21, 1997 in San Antonio. He was bom January 15, 1925 in Poth, TX to Willie Heimer and Anna Koch Hcimcr. He married Annie Zuercher on May 9, 1950 in New Braunfels. She preceded him in death in 1992. Mr. Hcimcr was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bulverde, Producers Cooop, past member of the Board of Director* of Victoria Bank Sc Trust New Braunfels, Director of Bulverde Spring Branch E M S., Director of Bulverde Community Center, member of Comal County Farm Bureau, Spring Branch Fire Department, Spring Branch Bowling Club, Bulverde Lions Club, Germania Farmer Vcrcin, Comal County Republican Executive Committee. Ile served as precinct
chairman for Precinct #6. He was a member of the Comal County-Guadalupe Soil Water District, German-American Society and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War. Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law: Kathleen and Leon West, Cindy and Tim Punch, all of Spring Branch; brothers: Melvin Hcimcr of Bracken, Harold Heimer of Floresville; sister Fteska Schlathcr of New Braunfels; sister-in-law: Elsa Frobocsc of San Antonio; five grandchildren. Justin, Jason and Elisa West, Kimberley and Steven Punch He was preceded in death by a sister Vera Brucmmer. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bulverde with Rev. Marvin Koenig officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Public visitation begins after noon Sunday and continues until 9 p.m. Monday. The family will be present Monday evening from 7 p m, until 9 p m to receive friends at Zoeller Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St Paul Lutheran C hurch in Bulverde or to the American Diabetes Foundation.
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