Income tax said part of answer AUSTIN (AP) — A state personal income tax is part of the S'^^U f r/^° uble3 ' a Texas S»*S?n of School Boards official teshfied Tuesday in an education finance "The revenue system itself is out of balance. That problem is ri^&n^^'S*** executive a^tor^hen asked by State District Judge F. Scott McCovm to describe^ his proposed school funding solution. Texas has among the highest state government tax rates bring- 1 JJ ? ^° ney '? th6 nation > said Walker - ^^ Revamping the state tax system would relieve pressure on local property taxes which now account for more than half of stateS local schoo funds he said. "A personal income tax is part ofThS solution. It's not the entire solution," Walker said. Soldier killed in Somalia buried FORT BLISS (AP)- With a final whispered "Goodbye, Dad- TuesdT RUIZ PlaC8d a red TOSe ° n her father>s casket She was among about 100 family members and friends gath- !Sp^ ( T 1 5f t> i°! ren20 Ruiz - a u - s - ^y Ran e er wh ° was killed Oct. 3 while faying to rescue the occupants of a downed helicopter in Somalia. TiJSw 27 '^ ^ PaSO> Was buried "^ ful1 notary honors at Fort Bhss National Cemetery following a private funeral mass at a post chapel. Ranger officials presented Ruiz's widow, Karen, of Ohiidersberg, Ala., with four of his posthumous awards — the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Combat Infantry Badge. Strip search results in reprimands BROOKSHIRE (AP) - Royal school district trustees have voted to send letters of reprimand to two staff members who conducted strip searches of several high school students About 20 female students at Royal High School were subjected to the search last week after a classmate said she was missing 541. But Superintendent James A. Kemp later said the search violated school district policies. Trustees voted Monday night to send reprimand letters to assistant Principal Nathaniel Richardson and school nurse Cindy Stasny, who conducted the searches. The board also voted to send letters of apology to female students who were searched Richardson, who searched the boys, and Stasny, who searched the girls, also will have to participate in additional training seminars, Kemp said. "From all the documentation I saw, the search went beyond turning pockets out and looking in handbags and socks " Kemp said. "Even though the students had all given permission, the staff members exceeded the scope of their authority." The female students, ages 14 to 18, were strip-searched in private one at a time. None of the missing money was found. Male students did not have to remove their underwear for the inspection, Kemp said. He maintained that parental consent was given poor to the searches, but several parents have said they either were not contacted or never told their children would have to disrobe. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13,1993 THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS 13-A Dealey Plaza national historic landmark Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dallas' Dealey Plaza, which became forever intertwined with tragedy m 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated there, won designation Tuesday as a national historic landmark. The Dealey Plaza Historic District's designation by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt was announced by Rep. John Bryant, who organized the Texas congressional delegation's support for the action. "This official designation will serve as an enduring reminder of a great president who inspired not just America, but the world, and a sober observance of one of the greatest tragedies in our history," said Bryant, D-Dallas. Thirty years after the president's murder scarred the nation, visitors continue to trek to the major downtown traffic artery as if to a shrine. Action delayed on tougher regulation of topless clubs The announcement caps a six-year effort by the Dallas County Historical Foundation to win the designation, which encourages preservation efforts. "We're thrilled the secretary of the interior has signed the designation," said Historical Foundation board member Mee Read. The foundation is planning a ceremony on Nov. 22 — the 30th anniversary of Kennedys assassination — to honor the fallen president and the site's new designation, Ms. Read said. The Historical Foundation operates the popular Sixth Floor exhibit in the Texas School Book Depository building, from which the Warren Commission determined Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, fired the fatal shots. Kennedy Asked the tangible benefits of the designation, Read said: "I think long term, it just gives it a higher status, that this historic site will not be changed for future generations." The designation follows a lengthy nomination process by which the Historical Foundation had to demonstrate to the National Park Service the historic importance of the site. The process was delayed, Read said, when a consortium of railroads that owns some 40,000 square feet of land behind the School Book Depository refused to support the nomination. The Historical Foundation decided to override the railroads' objections and move forward with the application after it determined the land — which includes the railroad switching tower from which an employee reported seeing puffs of smoke and people running from the grassy knoll — was historically significant. Associated Press FORT WORTH — City Council members on Tuesday delayed action on whether to toughen regulations for sexually oriented businesses that exempt some topless dancing clubs. Residents and merchants on Fort Worth's north side have been pressuring the council to enact tougher laws against topless clubs, adult tanning salons and other operations. "The council postponed it," City Secretary Alice Church said. "There are some things that aren't finished yet." She said no one had come forward itb speak on the issue. So council members will again consider the proposals Nov. 9 during a regularly scheduled zoning hearing. Council member Jim Lane said in advance of Tuesday's meeting he wanted to rid the neighborhood of such operations. "We're going to phase those businesses out of the north Fort Worth community," Lane said Monday. "They're not wanted here. We're not going to be good neighbors to them." Last spring, residents and business leaders complained about sex- ually oriented businesses that have opened near downtown and the tourist-laden Stockyards area. Currently, five topless clubs are in violation of regulations passed by the city in 1987 that bar sexually oriented businesses from operating within 1,000 feet of a residential area. Under the proposals, no exemptions would be permitted to the city's 1,000-foot rule "except upon prior approval obtained by majority vote of the City Council." 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