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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas “W TY WEDNESDAY Her ***** tm?-anno *w ** Ii,    III!*,    79>03 SPORTS FROM BEHIND Canyon Cougarettes bounce back after a slow start to claim victory over Lockhart, leaving their record at 9-2 in district play. Pogo SA fail COUPON DVD PLAYER Buy a Cingular Wireless Samsung S307 phone from Lone Star Wireless and get a DVD player free. Pogo SB EITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 152, No. 293 14 pages, 2 sections CL WWW. 500 '56825 00001 High Low 87 57 Details .... 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS FOE COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 38 FORUM 4A APPLAUSE SB SPORTS 5-6A TV GRIDS 48 Efficiency a top goal for Reaves By Dylan JimSnez Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District goals for 2003-04 include academic standards, district growth and tight fiscal management. NBISD trustees approved six goals for Superintendent Ron Reaves Tuesday. Trustees and Reaves met Sept. 29 with a Texas Association of School Boards consultant to create the goals from the District Improvement Plan. Trustees will expect Reaves to ensure NBISD students master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. He should also nurture school, family and community partnerships to ensure high academic achievement and student development. The district’s academic goals are probably the most important goals for Reaves, said Lee Edwards, board president. Reaves will have to recommend a balanced budget for fiscal year 2004-05, focusing on cutting costs and improving efficiencies. To deal with district growth, Reaves is asked to develop a long-teitn district growth plan, addressing existing bond status, anticipating bond needs See REAVIS, Page 3A Defense tests credibility of Ulloa source By Ron Malonoy Staff Writer Narcotics investigators Tuesday testified to purchases of pounds of marijuana from a New Braunfels man accused of drug charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. , Testimony by a former officer of the Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force and Department of Public Safety undercover investigators revealed details of the investigation that resulted in the arrest of Terry Ulloa in July 2000. Ulloa, 45, faces up to two life terms in prison if convicted on allegations that he possessed with intent to deliver marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine in a drug-free zone. Former sheriff’s deputy Pete Arroyo testified Tuesday the target of the investigation that led to Ulloa on at least one point became suspicious of the officer when Arroyo refused to give the man any marijuana he had just bought. “‘You’re not a ‘narc’ are you? Because that’s what narcs do — they don’t share their drugs,’” Arroyo See TRIAL. Page 3A By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer FRONTand Center Schools build up, up, up Upgrade projects are likely for Seek New Braunfels Independent School District trustees Tuesday were presented conceptual design drawings for renovations at Seele Elementary. The Seele renovation costs and timelines have not been projected. Officials now will start to develop schematic designs for board approval. The Seele project will correct drainage problems, replace a canopy, upgrade technology and covered walkways and replace restrooms throughout the campus. The front entrance also will be renovated. The school district is renovating Seele for the same reasons it has renovated several other campuses, said Daryl Stoker, NBISD facilities management director Many of the NBISD structures are old and need to be modernized. About $18.7 million in renovations at the high school have been completed, Stoker said. Vocational classrooms, a competition gym, an auditorium, and a band hall and choir area have been completed. Projects at the Memorial campuses are set to be complete Nov. 30, Stoker said. This summer the roofing system was completed at Memorial Primary, the exterior wall system was completed at Memorial Elementary and six classrooms were added at Memorial Intermediate. By the end of November, the New Braunfels Education Center renovations should be complete, Stoker said. The center’s basement has been completed to include a new video studio and technology repair center. Exterior windows are being restored by historic preservation specialists. Renovations are near completion at the Academy See SCHOOLS Page 3A SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UPDATES Now Braunfels ISD Projects New Braunfels High School New Braunfels Middle School Memorial projects Lone Star Elementary Carl Shurz Elementary. Seele Elementary Other projects Cornel ISD Projects Canyon High School Canyon Lake-area high school STATUS Complete November 2003 planned completion November 2003 planned completion December 2004 planned completion December 2004 planned completion Preliminary designs being produced November 2003 planned completion STATUS May 2004 planned completion June 2006 planned completion PROJECTED COST $18.7 million $7.5 million $2.8 million $4.1 million $3.5 million Not yet known $1.3 million PROJECTED COST $21 million $40 million Students at New Braunfels Middle School walk to class unfazed by the continuing construction going (JAVID muMAM/neraia-^eixung on around them. The $7.5 million project is slated to be finished sometime next month. t Senate passes ban on partial-birth abortions, 64-34 By Jim Abrams Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday voted to ban the practice that critics call partial-birth abortion, sending President Bush a measure that supporters and foes alike said could alter the future of U.S. abortion rights. A court challenge is certain. Years in the making, the bill imposes the most far-reaching limits on abortion since the Supreme Court in 1973 confirmed a woman’s right to end a pregnancy. “This is an enormous day. It’s been a long seven-year fight about the issue of partial birth abortion,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. He was a leader of the drive to end abortions, generally carried out in the second or third trimester, in which a fetus is partially delivered before being killed. Bush, traveling in Asia, said in a statement, “This is very important President George W. Bush legislation that will end an abhorrent practice and continue to build a culture of life in America.” Opponents of the bill also stressed its importance, for different reasons. “This is indeed a historic day,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., lead opponent, “because for the first time in history Congress is banning a medical procedure that is considered medically necessary by physicians.” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, warned that the abortion ban was a first step toward overturning the 1973 court ruling. “I see where this is going: a couple of votes here or there in the next election, you can kiss Roe v. Wade goodbye.” The 64-34 vote came three weeks after the House passed the same measure by 281-142. Bush had urged Congress to pass the ban, which Republicans had pursued since they captured the House in 1995, and the president had said he would sign it into law. w New Braunfels. TX KSB THE Used Cars & Trucks ■ METRO LINE | 130406-151 SI 800-725 1 SIS Look in tho ‘classifieds Fri. 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