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the judgment for each property or the been delinquent for some time, and
market value of the property, which selling them will allow the district to
ever is less. However, they could sell . generate revenue from them. He said
for more depending on the bids once they are sold, the district will also
received. be able to stop spending money for
“Basically it allows us to sell the maintenance and upkeep of the prop-
propeities and get them back on the arty.
rolls,” said Donop. ’’We’ll have to In other business, the board
come back to the various entities if we approved articulation agreements with
don’t get at least 50 percent” San Antonio College, Palo Alto Col-
New Braunfels City Council has lege and St. Phillips College. Debbie
already approved the same resolution Fitsko, administrative assistant for
and it must still be approved by the career and technology, community
Comal County Commissioners Court, education and adult education said
Curtis said once they approve it, through the agreements, students can
notices will be published in the paper, receive up to nine hours of college
and the date of die sale will be set. credit, free of charge, for taking a
The sale will be held on the steps of the sequence of duce tech prep courses in
Comal County Courthouse. high school.
Superintendent Charles Birdberry She said 15 students graduated with said some of these properties have college credit this past school year.
The board of trustees for die New Braunfels Independent School District approved a resolution Tuesday night calling for the sale of properties for delinquent taxes.
Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent of finance, said there are about ax properties. He said the properties wot through the Sheriffs sale, but the bids recieved were not adequate to cover taxes owed to the various taxing entices. The district, along with die city and county, took possession of the property.
- “After that, no one pursued us about it either,” said Curtis.
Tax Collector Carleton Donop said the properties will be sold for at least 50 percent of the aggregate amount of
Space shuttle off on scientific mission
: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)— office. drive units for Columbia’s fuel-line
Space shuttle Columbia thundered The U.S., Canadian and French doors and retest a data-relay system
through scattered clouds and slipped astronauts will conduct $138 million in die engine compartment.
■do orbit today on a 2 1/2-week mis- worth of biomedical, plant, fluid and “There have been a few glitches,”
lion to study subtle but important metal experiments in orbit shuttle operations director Bob Sieck
changes in die human body in weight- Four of them—two doctors, a vet- noted Wednesday. “Some would say
lessness. erinarian and physicist — will have that’s characteristic of Columbia.”
I Until practically the last minute, blood drawn in orbit and record their That made today’s punctual launch
((ASA had worried clouds or durn- diminishing muscle strength. They’ll all the more rewarding, dcrstorms might delay liftoff. But the also monitor their sleep by wearing clouds weren’t thick enough to be a caps with electrodes. problem, and Columbia blasted off Astronauts often complain of poor frith seven astronauts at 10:49 am, sleep in space, and their muscles and
right on time. bones weaken because of the absence
. “Have a great flight, and have more of gravity.
(bn than a barrel of monkeys,” launch Twelve rats are on board fora devel-
controller Roberta Wyrick told shuttle opmental study, as well as 36 fish eggs.
commander Terence ’Tom” Henricks The astronauts will try to videotape
foments before liftoff. their own launch and landing from
The countdown this morning was inside, sharing cockpit views of the* -more dramatic than usual, at least visit- climb to orbit and their fray descent ally. A video camera inside the shuttle through the atmosphere. And they’ll dDckpit provided unprecedented views practice shuttle maneuvers that may of the astronauts strapping into their help another shuttle crew move tire seats with help from technicians. Hubble Space Telescope into a higher While in orbit, four of the astronauts orbit next year, will be poked with needles and wear If the astronauts can conserve caps with electrodes so future space enough power, the flight will be travelers can adapt better to longer extended from 16 to 17 days, which missions. would be a shuttle endurance record.
The laboratory work is similar to As of now, Columbia is due back at the what’s planned for the international Kennedy Space Center on July 6. space station, to be built later this This is the 20th flight of Columbia, decade and next NASA’s oldest shuttle with a history of
“It represents kind of a blueprint, a multiple — and sometimes lengthy— road map, to space station,” said Dr. launch delays.
Arnauld Nicogossian, acting head of Over the past few days, NASA had NASA’s life and microgravity sciences to double-check screws on the power-
Friends help Scheele
Brian Scheele, seated right, receives gifts from Frazier Elementary School and the New Braunfels Church of Christ, to help pay for his medical expenses. The presentations were made during ceremonies held recently at the school. Seated with Scheele is his wife, Cindy. Standing are Dolores Gongora, Frazier Elementary librarian; Marc! French, Frazier Elementary School special education teacher; Deanna Callahan, representing the New Braunfels Church of Christ; and Carol Scheele, Frazier Elementary School secretary and Brian's mother. Frazier Elementary students collected $1,000 during a school fund-raiser and the church donated $1,100.
Brian, a New Braunfels Police Department patrolman, was paralyzed during a horseback riding accident
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