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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas — Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, July 25, 1997 □ 3A s morning routine exposure on videotape Dear Abby: Tm a single male in my late 20s. I live in a tree-lined subdivision that borders on a common grounds wooded area with a running path. My bathroom has two / windows, each one foot wide and six feet high. Since the bathroom faces the wooded area, I never felt it was important to close the blinds while getting dressed in the morning. The other day I found a videotape in my mailbox, along with a short, nonthreatening note, apparently from one of my neighbors. It read, “Thanks for the show ... and giving me a reason to get up on time everyNBISD morning to run. Tm not asking you to stop; I just thought you’d like to know how easy it is to see you in the morning when it’s dark out. See you J *.. 'I M. I WI HI -A u. - • tomorrow? Ha-Ha.** Abby, my problem isn’t the embarrassment of someone seeing me in the nude; it goes beyond that. The video was 27 minutes long. It started the moment I turned on my bathroom light, which means this neighbor sat outside waiting for me, and must have been just inches away from my window, as you rarely see die vertical blinds. The video covers my whole morning routine, from going to the bathroom, brushing my teeth, shaving and 15 minutes in the shower. This was far from a video that was shot from a distance. There were close-ups that filled the television screen. I am very uncomfortable and worried about security, and what my neighbor could do with a copy of the tape. I’m a new homeowner here and don’t want to get talked about around the neighborhood. Abby, what should I do? IN LIVING COLOR IN ROYAL OAK, MICH. Dear In Living Color: Close the bunds! Dear Abby: Since I retired, I’ve become my wife’s prisoner. If I want to explore a hardware store, watch a stock ticker, go fishing or play golf, I am called “selfish” and “inconsiderate.” She also gets upset if I don’t want to follow her around the shopping mall. (I do plenty of that, by the way.) I am 67, and my wife is 63. We both drive and each have our own car, so it’s not like she’s tied to the house. Am I wrong to want some “space” ' sometimes? CAPTIVE HUSBAND IN COLORADO Dear Captive: Every couple benefits from some time alone. It gives them more to talk about when they are together. As long as you devote a portion of the day exclusively to your wife and her needs, she should have no objection if you go off by yourself occasionally. Books are available at the library on how to handle retirement. Check some out and educate yourself. From Page 1 One of those questions was: If elected, how would the candidate go about rebuilding the reputation of the district? Villarreal said focus was needed on accomplishments the district had made over the years. She said the past year’s events did not mean the district was in shambles. “We need to remember some of those so we don’t repeat them, but there are a lot of good things that have happened throughout the years,” she said. “Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.** Rickel said the way to repair the damage was to show mutual respect and foster an open exchange of ideas. “Board unity doesn’t mean a 7-0 vote,” she said. “Board unity can happen when we have a mutual respect for each other ” Garza said the board needed to focus on setting policy, not micro-managing. That and following the leadership of new superintendent Ron Reaves would ensure success. “I realize we have lost some credibility from around the area ... I do believe also that if will come back,” he said. Sanchez said the district’s reputation had already improved, and with respect and trust it wokild continue to improve. “I think we’ve already begun to improve the reputation and the reputation is what brought Dr. Reaves here in the first place,” said Sanchez. Biggadike said the faltering reputation was not caused by students or teachers. However, he said, that was in the past, and the board needed to keep the focus on the children “You move ahead and you learn from (your mistakes),” he said. “I think the school board has learned from it.” The candidates also addressed the issue of whether they wanted to chefige curriculum. The candidates said they wanted to leave that question up to the superintendent and teachers. All the candidates said they were not interested in micro managing, had relevant budgeting experience, would like to see improvement in scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test and thought volunteering at the campuses was an important part of being on the board. The candidates also said they did not have a problem with the superintendent sitting on the dais or about giving him a three-year contract.Budget From Page 1 4 they will make final decision. The current tax rate is 29.218 cents per $100 valuation, which for a $70,000 home would bring a bill of about $205. Bennie presented them with a proposed budget of $3,311,600 for the sheriffs department, which is $500,000 more than last year’s budget. The proposal is highlighted this year by a request for IO new deputies at a cost of $60,000 each. The proposal includes purchase of their cars, uniforms, bullet-proof vests and weapons, and if approved, would bring the total number of deputies to 36, Bennie said. Currently a minimum of four deputies and a maximum of nine share patrol of four districts on any shift inside the county, Bennie said. School registrations Comal Independent School DbMd Registration packets can be picked ip at the various schools in advance of tie actual registration dale. Al reluming and new highschool and mickle school student must register tor classes. Elementary and pnmary school registration is for students new to the dfetiid or for students who del ■ sa"*- > students must be accompanied by a parent and guarder. They wti also need to have two proofs of residency, immunizabon records from the previous school a tamiy doctor, unofficial transcript or lest report card, Dan oeroncate and socks security number.. In some cases, parents must have custcxVfiguardfonshp papers. The fdfowng are the registration deles and times for OSO schools: Brensntary, 8:30 am. to 4 pm Jiiy 26 trough July 31 I Bulverde Banaiay, 830to 11 am and 1 to 4 p m. July 28 through July 31. ■ Comal Efemvitory, 9 am. to noon and 1 to 3 pm Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 4. ■ Frazier Efcrrantary 9 am. to 3 pm Aug. 5 and 1 to 8 pm Aug. & oodttrin Primary, 830to 11:30 and 1 to 3 pm beginning Aug. ■ Goodwin am 1. ■ Mountain Valey Elementary, 830 am to 330 pm Aug. 4 through Aug. & There wl be an immunization cine tom 9 to 1130 am Aug. a ■ Haha Primary, 8 am. to noon and 1 to 4 pm July 28 through Jtiy 31 • ■ Canyon InMrmadhde, 9am to3 pm Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. ■ Alton R. Seay Memiocflato, 8:30 toll am and 1 to 3 pm Jiffy 28 to July 31. I Mountain Valey InMnnaclala, 830am to330pm Aug 6 and 7 and 9 to 1130 am Aug. 8—for new ^    -j-    a    —--a. . A_ t— —    * -Ai  v - students only. An immunization canc wi be held at the school tom 9 to 1130 am on Aug. a ■ Smtiheon VMtay High School, al new students wfl need a curer* inrnunizstion reooid, an unofficial transcript or last report card, two proofs of residency, birth certificate and Social Security card. New juniors and seniors register a30 am. to noon and 1 to 330 p.m. Aug. 4 and a Al new students, grades 9 through 12. can regdter Alq. 6 tom 1 to 6 p.m.. Ne* freshmen and_ sophomore students can regMtor Aug. 7 and 8 from 8:X am. to noon and 1 to3Xom Al retumfog SV/HS students do not have to go the school eeriy to register. Registration Mi ba aor the first day of school. AM students must have ip-todate immunization records, and returning students must take care of any ffoancei obligations. New Braunfels Independent tv a «nkbM acnooMnci NBISD has two attendance zones which determine *4iere students attend school. The soul) zone ? -    »«    .    «    ^ .    »»-    -    -    -    J    -    » nckjoee Memorial pnmary, Memorial Elementary and Cart Schurz. The North Zone includes Lamar Primary, Lone Star Primary and Seele Elementary . Al NBISD students attend the same sotfvgrade campus, • • - I iii n nl  a a * * * rmcxse scrod ana nign acned wren regetering, students \mI need immunization reoords, proof of residency and the students social security number. The foMowng are the dates and times for NBISD registration: rWW DvlUnVM IUJJN DCV KXM, pick up packets from 8 am. to 3 p.m. AJy 22 through July 24; Sophomores register Jiiy 28 from 9 to 11X am. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Juniors register July 29 from 9 to 11:30am. and1to3p.m.; Freshmen register Jiiy X from 9 to 11X am. and 1 to 3 pm; Seniors register July 31 from 9 to 11X am. and 1 to 3 pm B New BffaufriMs Mkktte School pick up packets from 8 am. to 4 pm Aug. 4; eighth-graders register M Canyon 4 p.m. Aug. School 8am to ■ 1^-., tofc rn nam 1 a—m |||^^ ^n nI di I mi won vwy mkum xnooi, aeverth-graders register from 1 to 7 pm Aug. & Eightiipactors Mi regear from 1 to 7 pm Aug. a ■ Canyon Hty School regisfration packets can be picked up from 8 to 11X am and 1 to 4X pm Jiiy 21 through July 24. New students wa regttMr from 8 to 11X am and 1 to 330pm Aug, 5ands Seniors wfl register 8 lo 11 am. and 1 to 4X pm Jdy2& Juntos si regular 8 to 11 am and 1 to 4X pm Jiiy 2a Sophomores wti register 8to 11 am and 1 to 4X pm Xiy aa The school wfl ba doted Aug. 1. Stodert ID canto must be purchased for $3 Parking BW* be sold to seniors and \ en a tacoma bans for $6. icostwtifocreaaetoSlOSept 1. must db permits' stools G jheooa Blue Dog AInn <®«r Restaurant Garden Eclectic Dining in the rustic elegance ofan1?00's log cabin Open: Tu*. - Sat. 5-10 - Sun. 11:30-9 Colt 025-4200 Take Solms Exit #183, arow over 35. right on rood 'All grown ii* red fease aff 8 poor men'* prise. With about 45,000 residents to protect, deputies have had to prioritize calls for service, Bennie said. Deputies are instructed to leave the scene of a burglary to respond to reports of aggravated assault or other, more severe situations, Bennie said. The problem is that some calls go without service for up to an hour and a half because of the lack of officers on duty, Bennie said. from 8 am to 4pm Aug. 5; severth-grados register Bom 8 am to 4 pm Aug. a ■ OtiAfi School pick up packets from 8X am to 3X pm Aug. a return packets from 8X am to 3X pm Aug. 7. I ntnwy md atamantary achoofe, lorn 8 am to 4 pm /tog. 1 at each canaut “We need many more people than I asked for,” Bennie said. “What we’re wanting to do is get enough people to answer the calls a lot quicker.” Commissioners agreed with the need for more law enforcement personnel but said finding a way to pay for them would be a challenge in the next few weeks. “We’ve just got to come up with a way to pay for what is needed,” commissioner Jack Dawson said. “I don’t think (the sheriffs request) will face too many blockades but there will need to be some adjustments.” The county judge and auditor will review the department requests and then file a proposed budget on Aug. 7 for the rest of the commissioners to review. The proposed budget is $21.7 million, $3.4 million more than this year’s budget. Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics G25-3211 339 Main Plaza Catering • Spedal Events (830) 625-1276 596 Cthrii    Honrs Mew lf—ids. TX SM.7ee-lpM»te.7«s-J|w (Nut lo Rom's) jtee.<terfte.-M.H»-lf Originally Brumfield's HQ tulliuiLciMB (lager CALE: mill rimTiai \    — Traditional Styli Sofa by Southern Traditions Loose-back cushions with reversible seat cushions. Covered in navy blue plaid fabric with two solid accent pillows in contrasting velvet Lim Price $899 90 90-4'5-0 BorfcHno Rocher Recliner Attached pillow arm design. T-cushion seat and decorative channel stitching on back. Blue velvet cover. List Price $699 99 85-01-01 *499** MAS" Steno TV t •ZDG7* High Contrast Picture Tube •Front Surround Sound *Surf s Up — _ •Channel Labeling • Night Vision •Universal Remote List Price $429.99 70-402-0 •MI* Oak finish oval table and 4 spindle mates chairs List Price $559.95 84-055-1/3 *340* 111 CW FL JBO hyWfaote ijustable full-width wire shelves •Opaque twin crispers •Adjustable Meat pans •Gallon storage door shelf ET18NKXF 75 431-0 Lot Price $799 99    _ ¥29“ IOMI Ii! DAY:', DA \. i Cherry finish on cherry! veneers and hardwood solids, bedroom. Includes dresser, mirror, and full/queen headboard, List Price $1039.98 92-38 Ai or IM ancon are adoring pncon only Sate rnny or may not have occur rad. Throughout ma year a or salter saka orient. That# poets do not rated possible occasional markdowns ‘The balance of odd in VMM aoual monthly inetelmente. Finance chan— aal ba shown on contract but all interest not hay# occurred. 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