New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Nopass, noplay: no surprise
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Comal River............312 cfs (up 4)
Water Canyon inflow........ 322 cfs (down 9)
Canyon outflow........ 809 cfs (same)
Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.71 (up .01)
Canyon Lake level .... 911.05 (down .08)
New water plan gets support
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Ifs OK but..
Nopass, noplay needs flexibility, superintendents feel
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Local superintendents support the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the “no pass, no play” rule that became law with the education reform bill last summer.
“I think you will find that Aiperintendents across the state will support this ruling,” Superintendent Charles Bradberry with New Braunfels ISD said. “Participation in extracurricular activities cannot be
considered a right, but an opportunity.”
Superintendent Bill Brown with Comal ISD echoed the same sentiments, but both agreed that the rule needed some adjustment.
“The rule should be upheld,” Brown said. “The Legislature and the board of education have to be able to set academic standards. But the State Board (of Education) needs to modify it a little bit. Even (Texas Attorney General Jim) Mattox who defended the case for the state said it
could use some adjustment, like having three-week grade periods or something.”
Brown also said as long as the rule was applied to all students the same, he felt it was basically fair. But without some adjustment some students would be lost from the education system entirely and some courses would suffer.
“If it ends up knocking a student out for six weeks of participation because of one grade, fewer parents will push their kids to take the really
tough, college-bound courses,” Brown said.
Honors courses are already exempted, but other pre-college courses, such as foreign languages, physics and some higher math courses are not.
“When a student has to invest a $1,000 in a show animal, you had better believe a parent will influence their kid about not wasting that money,” Brown commented. “If that
See NO-PLAY, Page 10A
They both support the con
troversial 'no-pass. no-play' rule, but Superintendents Charles Bradberry (left) and Bill Brown would like to see it become a little more flexible
'Classic' Coke brought back alongside new formula, see below
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 136
July 11,1985 25 Cents
18 Pages — 2 Sections
Actor Jay Garcia re-enacts the fatal shotsCrimestoppers re-creates Munoz shooting
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
It's a shot in the dark, the investigator said. Only this time, the gun was loaded with blanks and the murder was a fake.
During each newscast today, Channel $ KENS-TV will recreate the February murder of Comal County resident Saul Munoz in a weekly segment called Crimestoppers. The segment was filmed Tuesday night with San Antonio residents portraying Munoz, his brother, and his killers, but with Munoz' real family watching from across the street in lawn chair*.
Munoz, a 2S-year-old carpenter, was fatally shot outside his home at 522 Ruach Lane around dusk on Feb. I. Witnesses said they saw a blue 1979 Chevrolet pickup with a rollbar and tool box, both white, pull up lo tho house and honk. The occupants of the truck were described as two Latin males.
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Actors Alcario Manchaca (as the dying Saul Munoz) and Eddie Guerrero (as Munoz's brother) re-create the death sceneHumane Society, vets OK spaying programImpasse over finances said resolved
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
For the first time since the animal shelter opened in 1980, the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area and local veterinarians have agreed upon a spaying and neutering program for adopted animals “I was surprised,” said veterinarian Michael Doherty. “Here we had two groups trying to do something for the same reason, but for disagreements over mechanics.
The vets were not going to do it for nothing and the Humane Society said they didn t have the money and didn’t want the adopters to do it.”
For almost three years, the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society have haggled over the price vets would charge to spay or neuter shelter animals.
The vets proposed a $40 fee. but the Society said that would increase the adoption fee too much, in turn causing fewer animals to be adopted.
“We’ve been in heavy negotiations for about three years,” said Society President Cynthia Phillips, “I ve
been on the board four or five years and we’ve been wanting to do something since then, but we haven't been able to come to terms.
• We're ver\ pleased,” Phillips said. “This is the only way of cutting down on euthanasia.”
Shelter manager Cheryl Pillar reported that of the 503 animals taken to the shelter in June. 38 dogs and 16 cats were adopted.
She hopes the spaying and neutering program will cut down the animal population, w hich would also cut down on the number of un-adopted aiumals put to sleep each month
Pillar said she has heard of one shelter recognizing a definite decrease - within two years — of animals taken to the shelter. The yearly population before a program was 20.000 per year and two years later, had dropped to
9,000 per year, Pillar said.
This is the best thing they've ever come up with and it’s worth taking a chance and trying it," Pillar said.
Dohert> said the vetermarj association believes the
See HUMANE, Page 10ACoke to sell old and new formulas
NEW YORK (AP» — Coca-Cola Co.’s decision to bring back its old formula as "Coca-Cola Classic” alongside its new soft drink likely will be a success, but the challenge will be convincing consumers they’re both the real thing, analysts say.
The Atlanta-based company announced Wednesday it was bringing back the old, familiar Coke just 24 months after it declared with much fanfare that it was improving the taste of its flagship brand.
But not everyone approved of the change in the 99-year-old formula for Coke. Complaints from loyal fans received considerable publicity, and Coca-Cola says it has gotten 1,500 calls a day about the new Coke.
“It’s certainly going to pose an interesting marketing challenge to position two products that are very similar side-by-side,” said Charles Crane, an advertising agency analyst with Oppenheliner & Co. in New York.
“It's going to be an interesting thing to watch in terms of their brand name, whether it will reinforce their Coca-
See COKE, Page WA
The New Coke' got this reaction from many Old Coke' drinkers
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It will stay partly cloudy and hot through Friday with daytime highs in the mid-90e and nighttime lows in the mid-70s. Yesterday’s high was 92 and this morning s low was 72. Sunset today will be at 8:34 p.m. and sunrise tomorrow at 6:39 a.m.Amt
A local volleyball clinic is getting back to basics. Thursday Spacial, Page SA
Rickey Henderson end Eddie Murray benefitted from a final-week surge in the voting to win spots in the American League starting lineup for
next week’s All-Star game.
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Jaycees eye '86 fireworks funds
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
The fireworks extravaganza has been over for only five days, but that’s enough tune for fireworks chairman Mark Boettcher has been making plans for the July 4, 1986 show.
‘i’m really trying to keep the momentum rolling,” said Boettcher, who organized Saturday’s fireworks show. “I generally thank everyone that cooperated hopefully everyone will cooperate next year and we’ll have an even better show.”
Boettcher said he appreciated ‘all the cooperation that it took from everybody to do this — the city, the
fire department, the police department, the parks department, all the sponsors, the fireworks guys and the Jaycees.
‘It’s just amazing that it ever happened.”
The fireworks show, produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises of Houston, was choreographed to music and cost about $10,000 to present. Boettcher pointed out that Saturday’s finale (the show had to be postponed because of rain) contained as many rockets as the entire 1964 show.
Half of the costs were paid by the city, with the other half coming from local business sponsors.
After seeing the show, Boettcher hopes the public will be excited
enough about the fireworks to pitch rn for next year’s show.
“While everybody’s thinking about it, we’ll get funds raised as much as possible from the public right now and put it in the bank to accrue interest,” Boettcher said.
The Jaycees would then approach business sponsors in the spring.
If the reported 5,000 people watching fireworks from the golf course chipped in $1 each, “it would be paid for,” Boettcher said. “If all those people gave a dollar, it would pay or almost pay for next year’s show ” After getting money from public donations, the Jaycees will ask business sponsors to take up the slack.
"I hope the same businesses will choose to be sponsors next year,” Boettcher said “To take $500 and literally watch it go up in smoke. That’s not a real good return on an investment and I really appreciate that.”
Boettcher said the Jaycees could take the public donations to businesses and say, “Ixiok, the townspeople gave half the money this time and you only have to give half.
“Hopefully, they won’t have to sponsor as much.”
Boettcher said he videotaped the show and will give a copy to the producers to use in selling the idea.
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