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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Canyon    girl powerlifters win at state tournament. See Page 6. 50 CENTS 'Salute to the dough boy 16 pages in one section ■ Wednesday, March 27,1996 Herald .84 4 26 I' YUDELL OB TX 7990 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of ZACHARY WARREN ELBEL Vol. 144, No. 97 Editorial.............................. .............4 Sports................................. .............6 Comics............................... 11 Market Place..................... 12-16 | Stammtisch Inside Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Zachery Warren Elbel, Cody, Shane and Dillon Hoffman eight-year-old triplets), Stephanie Medina (18 years), Christine Kovalcik, Theora VIondin, Clayton Noble, Hillary Hull. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. Pollen Count Mold —270 Ash —0 Mulberry —0 Oak — 20 Sycamore — 0 Hackberry — 0 (Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Readings taken yesterday. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.) River Information Comal River — 234 cubic feet per second, up 8 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 624.15 feet above sea level, up .05. Get your kids fingerprinted Parents can get their children photographed and fingerprinted at K-Mart this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This information can be critical in the event a child is abducted. The service is free of charge. All children are required to submit a parent permission slip in order to be fingerprinted. The event is Sponsored by K-Mart and the Independent Order of Foresters. Protectors of the power plant to get organized An organizational meeting of the LORA Power Plant Protectors will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa Street. Everyone interested in preserving the LCRA building is invited. For information, call Betty Lou Rushing at 625-6362. Conservation Society to meet The New Braunfels Conservation Society’s March meeting will be held Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forke Store. Chester Rosson, associate editor of Texas Monthly, will speak to the group on 'Digging Up Roots.* For information, call 629-2943 Youth Art Beat ’96 this weekend Celebrating young artists is the focus of Youth Artbeat ’96; the celebration itself is Saturday, March 30 from 10 a m. to 2 p.m. in downtown New Braunfels. Singers, dancers, musicians, performers and artists demonstrating their skills on the sidewalks around the Plaza. At 1 p.m., the 'Kids as Art' parade will lead the crowd to the main Plaza, where art show awards will be presented. Youth ArtBeat '96, a Main Street project for the City of New Braunfels, is sponsored by Texas Commerce Bank and Target. Tho Choice’ to be performed Sunday First Baptist Church invites the public to an Easter drama and musical presentation, The Choice," Sunday, March 31, and April 2 and 3 at 7 p m each night Admission free. This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint rn NBISD gets $150,000 technology grant By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District has received a grant to help bring technology into the classroom, and bring all students up to the same level by the end of the fourth grade. Director of Curriculum Dr. Ellen Bell said NBISD applied for an Acedemics 2000 grant, which is federal funds “that flows through the state.” The district was selected as a recipient of a grant totaling $ 150,000. That is the maximum amount of the grants, and the district will have to apply each year. “There’s potential there for five years of funding at $150,000 each year,” said Bell. “The program will then progress with the grant and each year, it will expand.” Bell said the money will be used tc expand on the first grant the district received for $ 150,000. That grant was used at Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz Elementary for technology and training aimed at bringing all children to the same level by the fourth grade. She said this grant will be used to expand it to six campuses in the district, and adds a strong planning component. “(The Academics 2000) is specifically a program for kindergarten through the fourth grade,” said Bell. “In our case, we’ll involve six campuses because they all have the fourth graders.” Bell said the expansion will include a planning committee, computers and hardware in specific classrooms, and teacher training. She said the actual planning will begin shortly, and teachers will receive extensive training in June, with the help of Dr. David Caverly and Dr. Cindy Peterson from Southwest Texas State University. Bell said the teachers will work with Caverly throughout the year. She said new ones will be trained as the district receives the next grant “Basically, they have to work around the clock for that time in June. Dr. Caverly and Dr. Peterson are key to that, and really deserve recognition for all they’ve done for the program,” said Bell. Joe Parra, NBISD coordinator of spe cial programs, said a similar component is the various grants the district has received, including this one, is the money is being spent on training employees rather than purchasing hardware. Superintendent Charles Bradberry said this is a good approach to implementing the technology. “There’s no use in having (computers) if there’s no one trained to use them,” he said. Bell said the district has also applied for a similar grant for $250,000 for one year to implement the program at the secondary level to grades six through 12. However, she said only six to IO are approved, and the district will not know for about another month if it will be among those approved. “(The aim of Academics 2000 is) to enhance programs how to reach all students and bring them to the same level. It’s also to expand our technology and implement it in the classroom with proper training,” said Bell. “Now that we have the grant, that’s where the real work begins.” Horizons ’96 - The Places We Call Home A Supplement to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung SSunday  New Braunfels, Solms, Hunter /Tuesday— Fischer, Canyon Lake, Spring; Branch, Crane’s Mill Today  Bracken, C .areicn Ridge, Northclil I e, Bulverde Thursday — Lake McQueeney, Geronimo, Marion, Lake Dunlap Friday — Gruene, Freiheit, Zorn, dear Springs, Bar bar ossa, Sunday— Citizen of the Year, Unsung Heroes Need for public relations person at WORD questioned Just Like Old Times Senior Prom for Senior Citizens lets the older set recapture their youth By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer It’s time to pull the gowns and tuxedos back out of storage and dust off the dancing shoes because the senior prom is this week. Of course, that’s the Senior Prom for Senior Citizens. On Thursday the Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts will sponsor the lith Annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizen. Tire prom will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the cafeteria at OakRun Elementary School, which is wheelchair accessible. The prom is free of charge. NBISD students will assist with serving, and will be on hand to act as dance partners for the senior citizens. “It’s a good way for people in the community to see our kids, and vice versa,” said NBISD Public Information Officer Leslie Kriewaldt. Dem Claik, public information officer for C1SD, said the prom is a chance for senior citizens from both districts to spend time together. He said it is also a chance for them to see the school systems during Texas Public Schools Week. “We have very good participation from senior citizens in both districts,” said Clark. “This is an opportunity for them to see our schools when they may not get a chance to the rest of the year.” Clark said admission to the prom is free. Once in, prom-goers will get a chance to enjoy cake and punch, dance, and have their photo taken. Entertain- ‘This is an opportunity for them to see our schools ■■a — Don Clark A New Braunfels High School student enjoys a moment with a couple at last year's prom. .............    citizens    from cither district, and there is no definition of who is a senior citizen. “We don’t check identification at the door,” said Clark. “We don’t try to define ‘senior citizen.’ We leave that up to the person.” This year will be the eleventh year for the prom. Clark said the location and responsibilities rotate between districts each year. However, he said regardless of where it is held, all senior citizens are invited. “We certainly encourage senior citizens to attend,” said Clark. “It’s the (districts’) way of saying thank you (to them) for all your support of us during the year.” ment will provided by the New Braunfels High School Jazz Band and the Canyon High School Balladiders. He said the photo booth, which allows prom dates to get a souvenir photograph, is also free of charge. “It’s usually a popular feature at the event,” said Clark. Claik said the prom is open to senior By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer River outfitters expressed strong reservations at a public hearing Tuesday night about the possibility of the Water Oriented Recreation District hiring a public relations person. “I like for WORD to stick to two projects: patrolling the river and doing river cleanups,” a river outfitter said at the hearing, held at the Canyon Lake Action Center. “WORD was invented for those two reasons. I don’t know were you arc going off with these other projects.” The hearing was held to get input from the public on the public relations position. For 19%, WORD has earmarked $ 15,000 for the position. The WORD board will decide at its regular monthly meeting whether or not to create the position and whether or not to hire a person or a firm. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with a closed executive session. The workshop agenda will start at 7:15 p.m. with the action agenda to follow. The meeting will be held at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Auditorium. In addition to WORD funds, treasurer Bill Mayo said the board would look into getting some corporate grants to help pay for the position. Mayo reiterated the need to have someone promoting the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake for tourism year around. Board member Charles Stephens ll said the role of WORD is to go beyond patrolling or cleaning up the river. “I remember in our discussions with our attorney (Holly Gilman) that we are in charge of promoting the district, not iust the river but the lake also,” Stephens said. Jim Dunman, general manager of Jerry’s Rentals, said he did not believe a public relations person would benefit the river outfitters. “We have our own public relations and advertising people," Dunman said. "When you hire this person, you then have to talk about providing health insurance and workman’s compensation. Give (WORD manager) Jim Inman a raise and give him the responsibility of doing it. If he doesn’t want to answer questions for the press then refer those questions to me.” Sam Trail of Rainbow Camp questioned how much in the budget would be needed to help the PR person do his or her job. WORD President Guy Anderson said it is “hard to exactly know how much that will be.” Anderson said the board would do assessments on those costs. Friends of the River President Tom Talcott supported the idea of a public relations person. “I know if you get more staff you could do more," Talcott told the WORD board. “I feel we need this (public relations) person.” Giving Inman the responsibility of doing public relations work, besides his other duties as WORD manager, is too much for any man to do, Anderson said. WORD vice-president Paul Rich said WORD should not get involved in promoting tourism. “WORD is responsible for taking care of the tourists,” Rich said. “I would hate for WORD to be responsible for bringing them in. I think businesses can do a better job of that." Bulverde publisher indicted by grand jury on drug charge By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A Bulverde publisher was indicted by the Grand Jury March 13 in connection with a September drug delivery. Doyle Leroy Patton IU, owner of the Bulverde Standard, was indicted last week on charges of delivery of a controlled substance stemming from a Sept. 23, 1995, arrest. The drug, alprozalom, is the generic form of the prescription drug xan»x, said Don Yost, a pharmacist at Eckerd Drug. Alprozalom is along the same lines of valium, but is flushed out of the body more quickly and “you don’t have a hangover the next morning,” Yost said. Yost said the drug, available only through a doctor’s prescription, can be used to treat sleeplessness at night and anxiety attacks dunng the day. Because delivery of a controlled substance is classified as a state jail felony, Patton cannot be sentenced to serve jail time. When contacted by telephone Tuesday, Patton said he was unaware of the indictment, but had no further comment on the case. No court date has been set. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL On the set The National Weather Service office in New Braunfels was transformed into a movie aet yesterday for the filming of "Tornado Alley," scheduled to be shown on (he FOX network. The crew also worked in J.D.'s Barbershop on Landa Street Monday. Blood drive set for CISD employee There will be a blood dnve for Beth Wallace, CISD food service coordinator, Apnl 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Bulverde Primary School, 1781 East Aminann Road in Bulverde. Just before last Christmas, Wallace was diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma cancer. Since that time, she has received a lot of meical attention, including spending her 35th birthday in the hospital, part of almost two weeks of hospitalization due to high temperatures. She is undergoing chemo-therapy treatments and requires several blood transfusions each month. Although the dnve is scheduled to end at 5 p.m., personnel from the South Texas Blood Center will stay as long as there are donors available. For more information, call Don Clark at 625-8081 or Yolanda Boyd at 438-2800. Correction The front page article on the golf course fees in Tuesday’s Herald-Zeitung reported that out-of-town husband and wife golfers, the majority being winter Texans, would be charged $650 for annual green fees. In fact, the ordinance approved by a 5-to-2 vote on its second reading would create a new category of golfers. A $150 annual fee would be charged for golfers using the course for six months or less per year.For subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-91 ■    A.;----    .    ----- ;