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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels June Roykosays rowdy soccer fans deserve billycubs Op imons General Manager Editor Mailbag Is City Council ducking referendum issue Deaf I sent this letter to City Council members and You say that you think the Utilities bond proposal ought to be decided by public Since you have not previously displayed any great affection for citizen participation in Councils I naturally am suspicious of your doing so You have not felt the need to consult a public referendum on the citys annual despite its being several times larger than the annual debt service of this And you showed a singular disdain for citizen participation in your recent sign ordinance why have you suddenly become enthralled with the referendum It occurs to me that you may be maneuvering to embarrass the Utilities management without directly seeming to do or that you do not wish to take rep sonsibility for offending part of your political life is full of hard When I recently became a I accepted the condition that along with the joy of cuddling an infant comes the responsibility of changing Similarly for along with the prestige and authority of being a City Council member comes the responsibility to wield that So I urge do not duck this The decision to accept or deny the Utilities bond proposal is yours to State your case plainly and vote for or Davis Jackson commissioners had minds made up Dear Sir At last Tuesdays Planning and Zoning Commission Swift of Sail Marcos asked the Commission to rezone acres he owned at the entrance of Oak Grove subdivision from a residential district to a commercial Concerning that Tom John John Svoboda and Joe said in effect to the citizens at the we hear bul we dont care about your concerns for your neighborhood or your homes we dont care about the opinion of the New Braunfels City Council and we dont care about preserving the natural beauty of the Hill Country we support the right of the developer from San Marcos to come in and put up mini warehouses and a convenience store next to your Thats progress and we have to prepare for They ignored the pleas of parents con cerrted with the safety of their children in the subdivision they ignored the pleas of residents whose life savings are invested in their homes they ignored the pleas of lan downers whose families had owned land in that area for generations and who had en dured hardships unknown just to hold onto the land for their No one spoke in favor of the zoning change except the John in explaining why he voted on a subsequent agenda item to rezone a piece of property on Highway 46 South from R2 to this area has lost its residential use over the It is no when he and other members of the Commission spot rezone an area anytime a developer comes in and asks for a Whats next Academy Street California What is the point of zoning if it is not to insure the preservation of neighborhoods and areas of similar use The citizens in this as well as other areas of the made their feelings known to their elected The City Council listened and voted unanimously several weeks ago to keep FM 306 residen Now these four appointed who are not have said wait a we know what is best for New Braunfels and FM These officials have in effect thumbed their noses at the City Council and put the interests of an outside developer before the interests of their community and their The bottom line was that these members did not wish to see Swift lose any money on the wasnt What about the homeowners Does the Commission wish to extend the same protection to the homeowners in the subdivision that they wont lose any money on their homes when Swift puts up warehouses and a con venience store next to them Swift deserves no guarantees on his business Risk goes with the making of Most of the arguments in favor of rezoning were just They had no real sub One of the most ridiculous was that dividing Swifts property into ten residential lots would create more traffic hazards on FM 306 than if the property was zoned On any given there are literally thousands of cars speeding along FM 306 on their way to and from Canyon To open up this area to com mercialization would cause this traffic to become congested and dangerous as the cars stop and turn into the commercial Ten new homes in the subdivision whose residents would be pulling out onto FM 306 would not cause anywhere near the congestion that commercial establishments It was evident to all of those there that these four men had already made up their mind before the meeting and they didnt care at all about the homeowners interests or their The people of this area are not opposed to growth and progress for the city of New What we oppose is the wanton destruction of residential areas and the natural beauty of FM 306 for the sake of a few individuals whose only motive is to make a fast FM 306 has been zoned a com mercial district from 135 up to the MKT These is more than enough room for Swift to build in that area that was set aside for commercial I urge every citizen in this community who is interested in protecting FM 306 from ex ploitation and destruction to come to the City Council Meeting that will consider this rezoning change and voice their If the Commission succeeds in rezoning FM 306 for the sake of how long will it be before they bring progress to your neigh borhood Barry Allison Remember the good Pasadena teenager says On my way home to New Braunfels from Houston I was traveling I hit a metal blade in the road on Interstate 10 between Katy and Sealy and ripped my front tire to I was able to pull off onto the shoulder but could not see a service station either Within five a jeep con taining two boys and two girls had stopped to They were also on their way to New Braunfels they were from Within 20 they had changed my tire and proceeded to follow me to the nearest service station to put air in my spare tire and check the air pressure in my remaining three I tried to give them told them it would at least help pay for their tube They flatly When I told them I would really feel better if they would accept the money as a token of my one of the boys smiled and Next time you hear about all the rotten things teenagers are doing these just remember there are still some of us good ones What could have been a very not to mention situation turned into an enlightening experience Grateful in New Braunfels Terry Krone Mike Royko Next bop them on head now hearing all sorts of sociological theories as to why the English soccer fans killed a few dozen rival Italian fans at the championship game in You can take your The English class system deprives them of a sense of identity and so they compensate for this loss toy smacking some soccer fans from Italy on the head with lead The English economic system makes them poor and without so they express their fiscal frustration by going after some Italian soccer fan with a The decline of England as a world military power has left them feeling less masculine and so they vent their suppressed warlike feelings by smashing an Italian soccer fan in the face with a Liverpool is a depressing place to with its declining industries and gray skies and So they try to brighten their gloomy spirits by trampling some Italian soccer fans to we could go on and the theories are so abun We can even create a few of our which will sound easily as persuasive as the more popular How about this fish and chips or bangers and mash are not nearly as tasty as fettucini so the English fans express their culinary disappointments by knocking a wall down on Italian soccer Or this Italian men are reputed to be more roman tically inclined than the English fans proclaim their sexual frustrations by smashing an Italian fan on the head with a All these theories are interesting and they give sociologists and shrinks a chance to be quoted in the And there might even be a tiny chance that theres some truth in But I have my own Its short and It goes like this A drunken bum is a drunken Every Friday and Saturday night in this and any other boozeconsuming you will have a certain number of drunken bums hitting each other with or whatever else is when they do this individually in a bar or on the nobody says that the drunken bum was provoked by economic his social his feelings of nationalism or any other The cop says he is a drunken bum and lays a billyclub across his His wife says hes a drunken The judge says he is a drunken And if you asked the drunken bum why he did hed probably say cause Im a drunken It is When you have several thousand drunken as there were in the soccer stadium nothing has changed except the And the One drunken bum can be a Thousands of them are a Regardless of the the solution is still the A billyclub across the or the And thats where it all went wrong in the soccer As the bloody scene was described by a reporter from The Wall Street who was sitting right the Belgian cops did almost If they looked Its possible that there werent enough and those who were there werent Whatever the reason they Had there been enough prepared and where they there probably wouldnt have been a riot and all those And if the English fans had chosen to then the dead would have been among those who deserved that fate the The fact once a mob sets out to maim or kill innocent theres not a thing wrong with the police maiming or killing them to protect the potential If some maniac with a knife takes off after a patsy on a city and is shot by a the cop gets a pat on the How is that any different than a mob of homicidal types going into a bloody frenzy in a stadium If anything should have been learned in its that sports fans who set out to destroy or hurt of have no more right to do that than a creep with a knife on a dark And they should be treated as what they are dangerous A few years during the last inning of the Wold Series in something unusual Cops with guard dogs suddenly filed out on the field and took up positions facing the The message was clear and You paid to come to the ballpark to see a to cheer and have a good you dont have the right to mob the menace the and tear up somebody elses So stay in the stands where you the wailing that was heard that night by the civil libertarians and the sports page A pall had been cast on the great American The fans had been Vicious dogs had been pitted against sports The dreaded police state had Overlooked in all the handwringing was the satisfying fact that not one drunken bum or ten thousand of them the field that Too bad the Belgian cops dont follow American Washington Today What went wrong with Iran policy WASHINGTON AP More than six years after the shah of Iran was swept from the Peacock throne in a frenzy of Moslem it is still impossible to be certain what went wrong with policy in Tehran or if the Carter ad ministration could have helped arrange a different Gary who was the Iran specialist at the National Security Council at the says the United States should have shopped around for a capable leader in the Persian Gulf country and done everything possible to try to per suade the shah to put him in a position of Placed between the people and the the new leader would have had the duty of carrying out reforms and preventing disorder with a measure of firmness to make i FRAHKiS HELLUVA SHOW IWeP IT THANK 60LPEN ewe 5IT SHOW tUOUi NO SAMB SKINNY people think before taking to the Sick is convinced there were candidates with the credibility and legitimacy to fill such a But the former White House aide admits his judgment is partly based on He is not sure the strategy would have con sidering the shahs aversion to the distractions of the feverish and simultaneous effort to broker a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel and the unprecedented edict of the Nixon Arranged largely by former Secretary of State Henry the edict had given the shah guaranteed access to billions of dollars of the most sophisticated non nuclear technology in the ar Whether one liked it or Iran was the regional tail wagging the superpower Sick writes in All Fall Down Americas Tragic En counter With The a dramatic daybyday account of how the Carter ad ministration tried to cope with the political hurricane that flattened and then the taking of American hostages and failed rescue illustrates how American diplomacy operates best within an expected framework and not so well when events abroad take mercurial Sick and Henry who was in charge of the Iran desk at the State recommended in dependently of each other that the United States back the convening of a 6to 8man committee of Iranian notables to work out a solution as power slipped from the shahs Former Undersecretary of State George Ball floated a similar idea to William the am bassador in But Sullivan was reporting to Washington that the shah appeared to be The State Department sent word through the ambassador that the United States wanted the shah to remain in Tehran and oversee the formation of a new The fires of revolution were not Discussing his conclusions in an Sick I really dont think we had much power to shape the outcome to tell the shah to doi this or do Sick the own inability to function brought about his He struggling with cancer and trying to put down a revolution in a hurry so hj could turn the throne over to his possibly by He was Sick and out of
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