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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2003 CITY COUNCIL TRAFFIC Council waits on summer traffic study until mayor can meet with transportation and tourism officials. Page SA SPORTS KEITH WARREN Deer hunting might have a bad rap in Texas, but it s better here than anywhere else in the world. Paga SA a*,,***"*!    m    m *    \    I    iK    /    ^    **1 SSIs?USHt!S u r IH'"! vol. 152, No. 298 12 pages, 2 sections CLICK I 500 '56825 00001 JNG County since 1852. Mostly sunny High Low 80 50 Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 488 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS SB DA, witness spar at end of drug trial By Ron Malonay Staff Writer District Attorney Dib Waldrip clashed with a key defense witness Monday in the trial that could send the man’s younger brother to prison for the rest of his life. Closing arguments will be conducted today in the trial of Terry Ulloa. Ulloa faces up to two life terms in prison if convicted before 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations by midmorning. Monday, Waldrip rested his case with continued testimony by narcotics investigators. Defense Attorney John Fox put Ulloa’s older brother, Tony, 54, on the witness stand. Tony Ulloa is awaiting trial on three drug charges. He testified Monday, as he has insisted since his brother's arrest on July 13, 2000, that the drugs were his and not Terry’s. But Tony's account of the drug sales that took' place that day differed with those of undercover investigators who had the family’s West End home staked out. “On July 13,2000, when, as you testified, you sold drugs to Robert Ortiz, did you sell to anyone else that day?" Waldrip asked. “Yes, sir,” Tony answered. “Who did you sell to?” Waldrip asked. “I already answered that,” Tony said. “I told you I wouldn’t give out anyone else’s name except Mr. Ortiz.” See TRIAL, Page 3A Going to college? Prepare to study i. This is the second in a four-part series about the college application process, academic preparation in high school and financial resources required. By Dylan JimSnez Staff Writer The road to college begins years before high school “senioritis.” While seniors should be filing admission applications and financial aid paperwork, freshmen need to be ______ thinking about their academics, too. • Each university demands different skills and assessments of its freshman applicants, but they all want a student who is prepared to study and participate on campus. “The bottom line is you need to take the college preparatory courses as much as you can,” said Ray Grasshoff, Texas Higher Edu- I DUCH CHOICES Hi e jim my lot Ctrftoye J Some itudcnti arc unsure. Some are undaunted. cation Coordinating Board public information officer. One main reason college students drop out is lack of preparedness, he said. In recent years, assessment tests have shown half of incoming college freshmen are not prepared and have to take developmental classes to catch up, Grasshoff said. Even freshman grades count, said Christie Kangas, Texas State Univer-sity-San Marcos admissions director. High schoolers — need to be at least on the recommended graduation plan, Kangas said. There are three graduation plans — minimum, recommended and distinguished. Recommended and distinguished plans include additional foreign language, fine arts, math and science classes. See COLLARI. Page 3A Ghost story There aren’t any chain •awa ta this haunted house tale. This Halloween, meet the employee who never left the Prince Sofas Inf!- w New Braunfels. I X FRONTand Center Special athletes get extra boost Photos DAVtO INGRAM/Heruld-Zeitung (Above) Special Olympics unified partner Charity Scott, right, practices boccie ball, while Alonzo Espinoza waits his turn at practice at Unicorn Stadium. (Right) Special Olympian Krystal Elliott is all smiles as she shoots baskets at the “Make the Point! For Special Olympics” fundraiser at the Nancy Ney Charter School Friday. Support club helps Special Olympics meet funding needs By Dylan JimSnoz Staff Writer New Braunfels special olympians compete like their traditional athletic peers, and now they're funded like them, too. Parents of special needs children formed tho first New Braunfels Independent School District Special Olympics booster club this year. Tho boosters include 21 parents. volunteers and student helpers. There has never been a support group tor the students,’’ said Lisa Laubach, booster fund-raiser. Special Olympics has always had funding issues, she said. “We have a 20-percent increase of special needs children coming into the district,’’ Laubach said. There are about 25 special olympians in NBISD. Many students have been playing for years because they can participate as early as age 8. Camarie Marbach has participated in the program for six years. "It helps her self-esteem and independence,’’ Camarie's mom, Pam, said. “She gets away from her mom and dad for a weekend.” Pam joined the booster club to support Camarie’s activities. “There was a definite need last year and this year because of funding,” she said. The district does not fund special olympians like it does Unsanctioned athletics, said Stephanie Ferguson, NBISD public information officer. Special Olympics is considered more of a club activity. “It’s treated much more like the science club or student council,” Ferguson said. The district usually funds registration and travel expenses, including buses and educational aids, she said. But the funds cannot be spent on food or clothing. See ATNLITAS. Page 3A World War II bomber to land in New Braunfels By Bon Maloney Staff Writer A piece of military aviation history—and perhaps the oldest propeller-powered, four-engine aircraft still in the sky — comes to New Braunfels Wednesday. The B-24 “Liberator” heavy bomber “Diamond LU” — one of only two still flying — arrives at about noon Wednesday. The plane will be open for tours and half-hour flights. Jim Stewart, one of the Commemorative Air Force pilots who flies the aircraft said it was the 25th of 19,000 built for the U.S. Army Air Corps and allied air forces dur ing World War II. Originally slated to go to Great Britain in May, 1941, the aircraft crash-landed in testing and was so damaged it had to be shipped back to San Diego for repairs. Once repaired, it was used for shuttling VIPs around the United States and never saw combat, Stewart said. “This plane was sitting on the assembly line before Pearl Harbor,” Stewart said. The plane was sold to Continental Can Corp. at the end of the war and was used as an executive aircraft for about a decade. Then it was sold to an oil company in Mexico. The Commemorative Air Force — a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving World War II aviation history — bought the plane in 1968 and refurbished it. "These airplanes we have are in fantastic shape — a lot of them are probably in better shape than they were in the war,” Stewart said. The aircraft are maintained through the work of volunteers. Money to pay for parts, fuel, flying and operating expenses is obtained through donations and payment for rides. "It’s something we've been doing for 30 years,” Stewart said. DOMBEK DISPLAY I When: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a m to 4 p m. Thursday I Where: New Braunfels Municipal Airport off FM 758. I Coat: Tours are $3 for adults and $1 for children Half-hour rides are $375 per person for people over age 18 Look in tho classifiods FM. A Sun for our pro-owned Specials! ;