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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Toctinn ^^CISD above average I CD lilly/ on TABS scores Statewide results on the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills (TABS) tests won’t be made public until late summer or early fall. But Mrs. Gay Watson. Comal Independent School District's assistant superintendent, knows OSD’s scores will be high in eornpansion At the Tuesday night board meeting, the accusation was made that CTSH is “teaching the test.” In response. CIS!) Supt Edgar WiUhelm said. “TABS was set up by the Texas Education Agency. Every Texas school district is instructed to teach those skills tested, because those skills are necessary to succeed at the minimum level.” Board president Kenneth Wunderlich said, “I do know we have altered the curriculum to address the skills on the tests, but those skills are the minimum achievements. We are not teaching the test, but assuring that certain content is addressed " TABS is a criterion reference test, meaning students are measured against standards, and not against other students The tests are administered to grades 3, 5, and 9, with the last referred to as Exit l>evel. Our ninth-graders scored in the 90 to 91 percentile in all three subject areas (math. reading and language)," Watson said. “Mastery is at 85 percent, so our children are getting a well-balanced program." See TABS, Page 16 » I '•    11 O ii ..O' DO/Dali r-s . »‘ *< Gait Ie comal couNTy Deadline approaching for Comfund requests COMMUNITY FUND By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer There’s still time for local charitable organizations to apply for funding from the Comal County Community Fund. The 1983-84 drive will begin on Sept. I, but agencies will be allowed to make oral presentations to Comfund’s board of directors Tuesday, June 28, at the Chamber of Commerce Honors Hall. Any agency wishing to appear before the board should make arrangements with Suzanne Her-belin at 623-2385 prior to the June 28 See COMFUND. Page lf JBL New iilskU. Braunfels NBW Braunfels. Texas Horald-Zeitung Vol. 92 No. 124    16    Pages THURSDAY June 23, 1983 25 cents (USPS 377 880'InsideToday's Weather Expect partly cloudy skies through Friday morning, with a warm day and a fluid night. Winds this afternoon and tonight will be from the east-northeast at 5-10 miles per hour, and the chance of thunderstorms is 20 percent, Friday will be mostly cloudy. with a 30 percent chance of rain mostly in the afternoon. Sunset today will be at 8:34 p.iii Sunrise Friday will be at 6:32 a rn. CLASSIFIED...................13-15 COMICS..........................12 CROSSWORD.....................12 DEAR ABBY........     IO DEATHS...........    2 HOROSCOPE ......................3 KALEIOSCOPf ...........    .IO OPINIONS ...    ........    4 SCRAPBOOK  ....... .11 SPORTS................. 6.7 STOCKS ........................2 TV LISTINGS  .............10 WEATHER       3 ^Weather may change shuttle landing site Force Base. Calif their are three landing opportunities at 6 53 a.m. EDT and 8 28 a in. here, and at 9 57 a rn EDT iii California The crew Hubert Crippen, Hick Houck, John Fabian. Sally K Ride arui Norman Thagard finished up their flight duties today and began stowaway. An the astronauts completed their last flight tests, Abrahamson described the seventh shuttle mission as “nearly a perfect mission.” It was at about that tune that engineers noticed the No. 3 APU was not receiving enough fuel. After some troubleshooting, the astronauts restarted the unit arui it worked fine Even so, flight director Tommy Holloway said it would tie prudent lo come home Friday because ’*%e don't fully understand tile reason for the early problem ” The Auxiliary Power Units control the shuttle’s hydraulic systems on ascent and descent The ship can fly with one good APU. fetidly faces Two year old JR, Sanchez waves at a passerby between gulps of "Big Red” while his three year old sister Monica takes a look at the world outside their parents' car The Simfl pfH/io bv CmW % V#nm kiddos amused themselves while their parents were in the Courthouse Annex getting their car license tags CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. (AP) NASA’s shuttle director said today that the spaceship Challenger will attempt NASA's first Florida landing on Friday, redirecting lo California iii the event of bad weather. Equipment trouble aboard Uh* ship ruled out an < xtension of the mission U. (jell James A Abrahamson said plans to have Challenger stay up an additional day had given way to an improved weather outlook and high pressure problems with one of Challenger’s three Auxiliary Power Units. Earlier, Abrahamson had said a postponement to Saturday was certain He (tad egg on his face when he declared at iiudmorning We think It’s proper to go ahead with the landing pion ant pre*orations Ur i landing at Kennedy Spare Center tomorrow." He added: “Now that doesn't mean there’s going to be a landing" at the Cape lf the weather isn’t adequate, the shuttle will go to Edwards AirPope meets with Walesa before return to Rome KRAKOW, Poland AP) In a dramatic end to his Polish pilgruuage, Pope John Paul ll met with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa at a remote mountain resort today, and then headed balk to Home, leaving behind a message of hope and support for his troubled homeland "I wish and hope that good will again be triumphant over evil in the Polish land This is my prayer," the pontiff said before boarding hts jetliner and taking off for Italy John Paul made no reference to his session with Walesa, leader of tile banned Solidarity union A Walesa spokesman said the labor chief had returned to hts home in the ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer One central lax roll, and one central collecUon office The latter was not specified in Ute 1979 Pevelo bill But lx?roy Goodson, chairman of the board for the Comal County Appraisal District, bunks that s probably what the drafter of the bill had in nund Board members agree it could save the community a lot cif money and confusion, if it could be pulled off The Comal County district, unlike some others in Texas, did not try to incorporate central collection into its initial setup Mrs Gay Watson, Comal Independent School District new assistant superintendent, made her debut ut a big way Tuesday night, by presenting the district's Texas Assessment of Basic Skills (TABS) •cores to a packed house of patrons “I am here representing the building principals, the teachers and the counselors, but I can take no northern seaport of Gdansk after the audience wiUi John Paul and would not speak with reporters before Friday. Hours earlier, the Polish-born pontiff held unscheduled talks with Poland’s military ruler, Coiiuiiunist Party chief Gen Wojciech Jaruzelski, rn a two-hour meeting at Krakow's Wawel Castle Government spokesman Jeny Urban told a news conference their talks marked “deepening of cooperation between Uh* state and the church” and will contribute lo peace in Poland and Ute world." Asked to evaluate Uie impart of Ute papal visit. Urban said, "I foresee a Directors thought the task of consolidating tax rolls from IO different governments, and that of reappraising some 60.000 industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural parcels of property, would provide more Uian enough work for Ute next two years. As it turned out, they didn t know how right they were, Hut Goodson lias mentioned several times that he'd Uke to see a central billing and collection office some day. “I think then you'd have an efficient operation,'' he said in a March interview , Vice chairman George Erben thinks credit for these results.'* Watson said "I can say I view (’USD as a quality district, where the teachers are collum tied to excellence. These test scores reflec t that." Watson comes to CISD fi urn I acinar Consolidated USD, where she was assistant superintendent. She began her career in louisiana and Spring Branch, teaching English, drama and favorable political evolution stemming from our policy. I hope that the pope's visit ... will speed up this process " During his eight-day visit, the pontiff itad repeatedly expressed support for lite Solidarity labor movement arui criticized Jaruzelski‘s imposition of martial law Dec 13, 1981. During his homecoming Wednesday to Krakow. his former diocese, tens of thousands of Solidarity supporters marched in the streets. On Hie last day of his visit, the pope left Krakow in a lielicopter at nud-morning. About 25 minutes later, reporters saw three helicopters, in Ihe bine lias come to look mto it “Even if it doesn’t save a whole lot up front, I think iii the long run ... we can save Hie taxpayers some money," he said at Monday night’s meeUng First of all, it would cut down on people and staffing," Erben said. “Second, it would streamline the operation I think we have three different computer services in use now They blame each other when (Um* rolls) don't mesh " The appraisal district’s noUees and the Comal Independent School District's lax bills are printed by the See APPRAISAL, Page lf humanities Some of past positions include counselor, elementary principal, grade level principal, and director of secondary instruction With 21 years of teaching, counseling and admimstraUve experience, she wiU be responsible for ClSD’s instructional program Her degrees See CISD, Page lf eluding one with Uh* papal seal, land in a valley near the mountain resort of Zakopane on the Poll sh -Czechoslovakian border The pope used to ski at Zakopane, in the Tatra mountains about 55 flutes south of Krakow, when he was a prelate in the southern Polish cit\ Roadblocks stopped reporter* from reaching the Chm holow ska Valley during the pope's meeting there with Walesa. After four hours, the papal helicopter flew John Paul hack to Krakow's Bailee Airport, where he was honored in a departure ceremony attended by officials of llu* Communist government, some of whom EDMUND KUEMPEL .. sees short session knelt and kissed the papal ring The flight back to Home, aboard his Alitalia jetliner, lakes two hours Walesa spent the night in the Krakow area, his parish priest, the Rev Henry k Jankowski said, and was believed on his way to Zakopane The helicopter carrying John Paul carried four other clerics. Panciroh said They were Cardinal Franciszek Macharsk), the pontiff’s successor as Archbishop of Krakow, the pope's Polish secretary, Stanislaw Dziwisz, and two old friends, the Rev. Stanislaw Nagy, professor at Lublin Catholic- University, and the Rev Adam Kubis, from Krakow's theological academy. By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Gov. Mark White has been asked to include other topics in tin* special session of the legislature which he called this week Hut with the session only ut its second full day, ifs too early to tell if the governor will add more items to the legislative agenda, which now consists of three proposals, said Hep Edmund Kueinpel (K-Seguin). “I think Im?'ll (White) wait (to see what) the general feelings (of the legislators) are," Kuempel said prior to his departure to the House floor Thursday morning “HeTi probably wait to see what happens on the second readings (of bills in the House I before he decides," Kuempel said in a telephone interview Currently White lias luiuted tile session to three topics: a brucellosis-control bill; continuation of the Texas Employment Conuiussioii; arid a $15 million provision for a new gymnasium at Texas Southern University. All three of these items were expected to come out for second readings in the House this afternoon, said Kuempel As tile pope was driven to a parade ground for his helicopter ride, tens of thousands of cheering Poles lined the motorcade route. They shouted, “Come again " Polish church officials on Wednesday laid refused to say where the pop** would receive Walesa, who arrived in Krakow after a trip from his home in tin* not tliern port city of Gdansk, Jaruzelski flew unannounced to tlus ancient city of kings ut southern Poland to meet John Paul, who has sharply criticized Poland’s Communist leaders and their imposition of martial law in a bid to crush Solidarity And if tile Senate gels through with its consideration of the bills, this special legislative session "will hopefully be through by Saturday..." Kuempel anticipated. “Unless something else is brought up or another issue and he (While) can put' another issue on Um- session's agenda, added Kuempel lit his weekly news conference Wednesday, White was quoted as saying that lie would include additional topics in Uh* special session only if there is “general agreement" on the projHisals between luuuM?lf, U Gov Hill Hobby and House Speaker Ob Lewis TIm? governor is Um? only one who can subnut topics for consideration during a special session Foi this session, which Kuempel predicted will last no longer Ilian next Tuesday, White said Im? has been asked lo extend the session to a broad Ust of other topic's, including nursing honk* regulation, children's car safety seats, crop insurance, welfare payments and school financing But still anoUier topic uught come up and that would be workmens’ compensation, said Kuempel, who See KUEMPEL, Page 16 Cash on hand Appraisal board eyes centralized collections New faces debut at CISD meeting Kuempel —limited agenda due for new session ;