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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas Lloyd Bentsen October Antiterrorist funding is needed in International terrorism poses a serious and increasing threat to the safety of abroad more than at home up to More than 40 percent of the worlds terrorist incidents are directed at Americans and their property overseas or government facilities in other We are fortunate that terrorists activities in this country have not risen In the number of such incidents in the United States has decreased in recent But we cannot assume this trend will continue since the number of incidents prevented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has in creased This is hardly the time to relax and let down our for the case against 11 members of a neoNazi group called The Order charged with G7 crimes aimed at over throwing the government and establishing a white supremacist Also it has only been weeks since the FBI arrested 13 members of the Puerto Ilican terrorist group Los which had claimed responsibility for an attack on a Navy bus in Puerto Rico that killed two They were arrested for a million armored car Their presence here is as are reports that agents of the Ayatollah Khomeini are in hiding here already to wreak havoc on orders from and that pro Qaddafi Libyans are plotting to assassinate dissidents in the United We should take serious the threat all this represents and we should not ignore the warning brought back by Reverend Ben the Presbyterian minister held captive 16 months in Lebanon by Moslem that more kidnappings and executions of Americans are threatened Nor should we forget the terrorist bomb that exploded in the Capitol not so long striking at the very heart of our The concrete flower garbage xray machines and metal detectors visitors now see in Washington are hardly there for Our first defense against terrorism within our own borders is the Federal Bureau of and it has been doing a good But as the threat of domestic terrorism so must our efforts to stop the FBIs request for more funds for fiscal year 1985 was and the 1986 budget was frozen at the 1985 The Senate has just approved my proposal to add million to the FBIs budget for beginning this This critically needed funding is a reasonable and wise investment against the growing danger of terrorism within our own Let us have faith that right makes and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand Abraham Lincoln What newspapers from around the state are see Editorial below nions Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or international that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at HvraldZtitung Dave Editor and General Manager Susan Managing Editor Ellen Goodman Hurricane Gloria leaves mixed emotions behind BOSTON When the moment of enlightenment finally we were sitting around a kitchen table with looking for all the world like believers at a The first sign of life in our technological universe was a supernatural knock on the It was the reassuring hum of the Somewhere in the house a radio was then the light switches sprang back in and soon the neighborhood was out on the the Hurricane Gloria was of ficially over on this We stood around for a few minutes singing the praises of Thomas Edison sharing reports of damage to a fence and his entire After two days in a tree branches 4Ml TUB HBSPONSIBtUTV BW WGOriTAli ON I AM NOT A I AM We lingered longer over the details of food that had been defrosted and bodies that hadnt been And there was the strangest aura in the air some of us were feeling just the oddest bit It was as having been prepared to truly suffer the the worst hadnt been bad enough to really satisfy There we hatches battened mettle ready to be ardrenalin pumping a contender in the But three rounds into the main somebody called off the In New at Gloria was impressive but not the advertised killer hurricane of the The reaction in the sunny calm after the storm was of relief with Ex pecting a moment of some ended up with a modest case of post Gloria What a very curious event in the annals of humah How do you figure the touch of disap pointment at having been spared any disaster The flood that doesnt crest after weve sandbagged the The typhoon that doesnt arrive after weve evacuated to the I feel anticlimax to the high of In the day before Glorias people geared up for survival with the purposeful pleasure totally lacking from our dealings with the manmade disasters of This was not it was wind and The line outside the liquor store matched the line at the hard ware One day people rounded up the lawn stockpiled flashlight batteries and put masking tape on the plateglass But the next day the window looked a bit silly all dressed up with no place to One day people were filling tubs with Editorial Rap Here is a sampling of editorial opinion from around the state America not home for all No doubt all the members of the Senate Judiciary Committees subcommittee on refugee policy are goodhearted committed to brotherhood and filled with corn passion for the Their in tentions are beyond But a piece of legislation they have just approved is totally divorced from The bill in question would bar the Immigration and Naturalization Service from detaining or deporting any Salvadorans who have found their way into this It would endorse the aims of the Sanctuary sic and enshrine in law the principle that anyone in danger from stray bullets is entitled to a home in the United That may be a laudable But it is totally unworkable and off the The United States is a humane But the United States cannot present itself as a sanctuary for people in the line of fire anywhere in the or for those who simply find opportunity limited at Corpus CallerTimes Prison woes Deport aliens In its attempts to reduce crowding in Texas the system has come up with an idea that bears pursuing deportation of in mates who are illegal Prison board chairman Alfred Hughes said an estimated 800 in mates are from other nations and at least 500 of them are in the country Hughes said the depart ment and the prison board will press for assignment of a federal judge to preside over deportation There is an international treaty arrangement whereby noncitizens could be transferred if they are The only caveat to the proposal would be that the prison system should make as certain as it can that those deported will be im prisoned in their home countries for the duration of their sentences and not be allowed to turn right around and pursue criminal careers in Austin AmericanStatesman and the Achilles Lauro Before the release of the the United according to news was assembling a strike force to seize the Aside from the danger this might have posed to the a show of force of if you will might have been the best way of handling It is well to bring terrorists to justice it may be even better to terrorize them in their at the end of the the outcome of the Achille Lauro piracy leaves the United States looking visavis the than its ever looked The important thing is to n 1H5 GOP THING IT FOR OKAY LOOK AT WHAT GIVEN USINQUI5I HOLY MACK GOP WITH HIS OWN PRI VATE WISE OF THAT PetMITS HIM TOSLAWHreR THE Ml AHP INNOCWALIKG SOUWUKZ I fKHOW remember that this thing isnt over by a long Other other threats to American lives and can be At least we know now we can meet those The Reagan ad whose antiterrorist record has been a poor one up to deserves all the congratulations its The Dallas Morning News Sesquicentennial spirit Texas 50 years was the occasion for an immense statewide It was also a time for an upsurge of interest in Texas history and of projects in cities and hamlets to recognize local points of It went Committees in these communities in counties and the state recognized that great numbers of citizens would be an emotional They would have an aroused an interest in local and state Along with things groups promoted things that would Citywide civic improvements all this was done in the name of the We would wish that the Sesquicentennial spirit did as f or our stale aAd city as the36 The Brsiosport Facts But the next day most were emptying If the homeowners suffered from Preparation H for the newscasters behaved as if they had stock in Gloria and the market was falling faster than the wind The more the forecast the gloomier the Their problem is that they take it all per sonally any storm that doesnt follow the path of their prodictions is This they were looking forward to and all they got were chimneys and a whole lot of trees and halfamillion New Englanders in need of a hot Golly What this postGloria or any comes down to is the Three Little Pigs Theory of We all grew up assuming that the hero of the fairy tale was the pig who built the brick In fact he was probably a prig of a a regular workaholic cleftfooted But he was ready for I can imagine this pig sitting in his house for maybe just waiting for the wolf to show But what if the wolf had never come What if the wolf hadnt blown in the other two houses What if his huff and his puff hadnt been up to snuff somewhere in the middle of Glorias race up the East her blow let up a bit and the operative fairy tale switched from the Three Little Pigs to Chicken She left a mess in her and she also left some of the natives feeling just a bit let Its an odd I for would always rather be safe than Until this it never occurred to me that you could be Your representatives Phil Grsmm United States Senate Washington 20510 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Tom Loeffler House o Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg 20516 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78799 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20516
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