New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 29, 1985, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 29, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas TV Wff ptfftfeal fygfeia is fee right rf pwpte V mafce sad to flKtf of gaverBineiit George o pinions ftm Sfeor aratf General Manager Managing Editor HPKT rascmroMWBV Kttttt Andy Rooney SS Whats wrong with death i 2 onJy a rumor to the pasxfrs be o look the obituary page interest for the or strange that have traditionally aOan thir determination to get all print them when it i obituary columns They notice provided oy funeral home or for more a few with information the s clipping fact most often rtiiniii death We all I in ij it mignt per lain to our own and our own eventual demise lor a man who hart nnfril i wo parks of cigarettes a Jay for VIA last years died of iung it would be in the public in terest to have that informationin bis It doenst preclude nls hav ing been a nice The most common eupnernisrn for cause of death is died after a long ii Iness We all understand that the English language translation of died after a long illness is usually long and painful it should be so stated in that personss obituary whether the family wants it there or not It increases our awareness of the problem and of the urgency for fin ding a cure The other imprecise phrase often used in an obituary says the person died of natural causes causes I suppose all causes of death it natural a opposed to super natural but what exactly does the mean Today in my newspaper theres an article about the death of a 91year old H says she died of causes associated with old When someone dies at age 9i I guess its not necessary to go into anv fur ther details the tnat comes to mind What are re causes associated with old age1 Pneumonia is sometimes listed as a cause of death even though it is often a secondary problem The primary problem is ignored out of some false sense of delicacy Died of pulmonary a pnrase I see in the newspaper front of me to is merely another attempt to soften the blow with language The imprecision with which causes of death are reported usually reflect the wishes of the family of the For some reason a lot of families prefer that the cause of death not be made public if it was They act as though o the disease is a disgrace Wnitever the it is not a newspapers tion to make people feel either better or about Most families prefer to conceal the fact of Suicide is usually to be the act of a in person and no firriily Aants tnat associated with a relative That doesnt lessen a obligation to report a when it knows for certain here was For some reason that isnt clear to a heart attack seerns to be the most socialiy acceptable way to go died suddenly yesterday morning o atack s a cause of death approved for the obituary notice by most family Im not suggesting an obituary notice should dwell for long on the cause but it should be part of every persons death notice whether family members want it or If we were ail more manner designed to avoid those causes When I Id like the newspaper to be straightforward about what got rne My first choice would be An drew the died sud denly yesterday in perfect hington today Gary Hart looks for a new image By fJOMALU HOTMIINfi AffolilloalWrlUr i Oary ljirt jlnady iibard at work seeking ihji no one will be look il him in 1iWj arid dly a day goes by that the Mnuloi rJoesnl the rnallH on lh issue of Hie i ami military iHnini Hie arum Bales to or the recent summit between Iteagan arid Soviet leader I iorbachcv JAM iliil iclivliy IH u that Hart m running liurd fur the IWJ8 iJciniK i I when I ID I could wage a guerrilla style campaign as a back in thepack underdog to front runners like Walter Mondale and John the Colorado senator is rated among the leading contenders as the field shapes up for the MM Portraying himself as the can didate of new Hart surprised many people last year by finishing second to Mondale in a nomination campaign that continued to the con After upset victories In the New Hampshire primary and Maine Hart had Mondale on the roptK when the campaign moved But the former vice president fought back and he scored points dur ing a campaign debate in Atlanta when he turned U Hart and When I hear about your new ideas Im reminded of the Wheres the beef With that Mondale tried to raise doubts among voters on whether there really was much that was new about Harts But the question also rnay have pin pointed another Hart the fact the voters werent sure who he a problem compounded by the confusion over his birthdate and the fact he shortened his name from Hartpence tollart As Hart looks ahead to he seerns determined to deal very early with the Wheres the beefV In addition to the flow of issue aides are trying to encourage biographical articles about the senator which they hope will give voters a clearer image of who he is and how his ideas But Hart faces other problems as he looks He must soon decide whether to run for reelection to the Senate next year or bow out and con centrate n a presidential A major issue if he tries for a third Senate term is certain to be his presidential One of the first questions he would be asked is whether he would be too busy cam paigning for president to be an effec tive senator for The betting is that Hart will not run for the but he says he will not make up his mind until the Christmas Hes expected to announce his decision on EDITORS NOTE Donald Rothberg is the chief political writer of The Associated MUSIC ElMOHTAW THtWMP HIT Vf MYFVNNYVAL Ellen Goodman than a box of Crayolas BOSTON Until I saw the com I had no idea that Star was so simple even a kindergarten child could understand I thought you needed physics when all ywi really needed was OK box of not even the Tfee 3isecond television to me courtesy of the Coali tion for fee Strategic Defense In changed all It opened with Crayola figures of chad and 11 think it was though it might have been a small brown horse without a mane hard to There was also a black Crayola house and a yellow Crayola While the school piano tinkled in the a little girl narrated her wonderful tale of ten Crayolas in search of national I asked my daddy what this Stars Wars stuff is all she He said right now we cant protect ourselves from nuclear weapons and thats why the President wants to build the Peace As she reported a white line appeared in a huge arc that covered to horsedog and even the This was the Crayola Peace The young narrator went on to explain how it would stop missiles in outer space so they couldnt hit our On little brown Crayola missiles bumped up against the white Crayola shield and were The girl The nobody could win a war and if nobody would win a war theres no reason to start With the shield turned in to a rainbow and even the sun began to I always liked not to mention story hour at This tale had just enough truth in it to be especially Creating a Peace Shield isnt really much after then drawing a gigantic white line around the The real In fact instead of finan cing the Pentagons efforts at Star I think we should commission the artist Christo to wrap the United States the way he wrapped that island in It would be What is so artistic about the pro SDI spot isnt just the Its the The 30second commer cial has already been seen in Washington and the conservative coalition is planning to air it national It is just a small child sized part of the campaign to convince the American public that the President is that a Star Wars defense is too important to bargain away for something silly like nucleararms After all it doesnt matter how many nuclear bombs there are if we all have our white Crayola This isnt the first cartoon rendi tion of Star The network new shows SDI working with astonishing They con tinually offer some artists concept of an incoming missile being blown The artist never The visuals contribute to the notion that SDI not only exists it doesnt but that it can Nor is this the only The Defense Department has carefully orchestrated a series of tests under the Strategic Defense Initiative They are really what MIT physicist Tsipss calls an unchallenged adver tising One by we have been treated to eversosuccessful reports of engineering complete with dramatic blowemup film footage straight out of a video They purport to show a new defen sive technology in the But in as Tsipis and his colleageu Philip Morison who have analysed the tests they were mainly simulations of or chestrated and widely reported for public In the Reagan ad ministration needs all the Star Wars ads it can The public doesnt share the Presidents con suming We remain convinced that any new weapons program will be inevitably matched by the Soviets in a neverending arms In the latest ABCWashington Post 74 percent of us would trade the fantasy of SDI for a substantial reduction in nuclear With a summit around the we can count on a beefedup advertis ing campaign to sell Ronald Reagans Star Perhaps a few more spiffy tests from the Defense certainly a spate of these 30second sagas from the Were off to Never Never Clap if you believe in white Crayola Peace Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Phil Gramm 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 Russey Bldg 20510 Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opi nions 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 ;

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