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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Nflt4A The basis of our political system Is the right of the people to make and to alter constitution of George Washington December Andy Roonay wants a moratorium on cancereura aaa balow u inions HwaldZtllMitt Mtor and General Manager Managing Mtar Ellen Goodman BOSTON Three years ago on yet another fundraising walkathon Womens interests get put on the back burner thronflh the streets nf Snn FrnnHapn rtintf thlnoa nn ttara utna through the streets of San Supervisor Nancy Walker started ad ding things Here was a city in which the majority of the supervisors were the mayor was and the two members of Con r STOP Andy Rooney There should be a moratorium on curestories Following are thoughts that came to my mind while I was reading the newspaper this week Every few months theres another story about a new cure for If you read the stories you realize it isnt a cure at all and isnt available yet There ought to be a moratorium on cancercure stories until the real thing comes along and is Doctors making their rounds of ter minally ill cancer patients must dread the trip the day after one of these stories Every patient they see must expect them to have the magic nostrum in their Bank officers got the biggest raises of all company executives in Their salaries increased by 14 per And here I thought a lot of banks were in trouble because of the money they lent to farmers r coun tries like neither of which can pay back their There are always a lot of attrac tive advertisements in the paper for watches at Id have thought everyone had a watch by Do people own more than one watch I suppose there are fashion conscious women who change wat ches depending on what theyre wearing but I dont think many men have two active Last week the Navy suspended General Dynamics from receiving any new government contracts after that company was charged with Later the same week the Navy ex tended the deadline on bids to build four new nuclear submarines because if it the Navy wouldnt have been able to give the contract to General Make sense to you I know we have a free enterprise economy in the United States but Im not sure why our Defense Depart ment doesnt build its own sub marines and make its own guns and War shouldnt be a good business for U was two days after the space shuttle Atlantis came down last week before I heard about A space shot is hardly news anymore and proves we can get used to Connie Francis was removed from an airplane on the runway in Houston because she refused to stop smoking when they turned on the no smok ing The pilot came back and asked her to stop but she Shes lucky they threw her off the plane before it took gress were But the sum total of their efforts didnt impress 1 couldnt look at one thing wed done to keep a commitment to the womens said She walked and thought that day about the lack of womens and the need for women to hold their elected officials Our interests always get put on the back We Oh well wait until next Walker decided to hold herself ac When the local Child Care Law Center drafted an innovative daycare she got hold of it and Lets just do And they did Today San Francisco is the first ci ty In the country with a law that makes developers of major new pro jects provide rentfree space or ante up per square foot for nearby childcare No child no building I expected them to scream like stuck pigs from here to next says But opposition has been At least one major developer is ready and waiting for the regula tions to be completed so he can come Maybe San Francisco developers are getting conditioned to publicminded strings on private pro After the new zoning laws also mandate a budget for As Walker If you hang a piece of art for in the why not put the kids in the They change every and people never get bored with Aside from the esthetic beauty of preschool onsite day care may also make some business U gives the developer a competitive edge In selling space to especially when the city had an office vacancy rate of 12 It gives the corporation an edge in hiring and holding the loyalty of a young work It is no secret that a workers performance goes up when anxiety about the children goes But the real profit motive behind this ordinance is for the working families of the Bay Like families in every city on the only in dustrialized nation in the world without a daycare there are more children here in need of day care than places to care for To boil down all the stories to half the mothers of pre school children in the Bay Area are one child in five lives In a singleparent and last year there were requests to the ci tys childcare coordinator that Went About twothirds of those who need child care cant afford the average 1450 a Nevertheless its taken a long time for day care to become a breaking most have enlisted parents into their work force without assuming any respon sibility for child The amount of energy needed to lift a child off the corporate launching pad has been Families with young who need child care most often have the least leftover fuel to expend in The major attraction of the new San Francisco law is that it will not only enlarge the number of child care slots and lower the but br ing care closer to the parents This is more than a con venience it gives parents a stronger connection to centers and a chance to lunch with and visit their pre The San Francisco ordinance is on ly a modest first step in forgoing a privatepublic partnership for But its a decent example of what can happen when women use power to get a piece of that agende off the back There are still some who find the notion of putting child care in downtown skyscrapers a bit When outsiders talk to Walker about the They say to Can you imagine graysuited executives riding up the elevator to the 26th floor with a bunch of stickyfingered kids I I It would do them a world of here comes that world of The stickyfingered kids are on their way to the San Francisco Mai I bag 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 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 Let ters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 Guest viewpoint BfaMftVMAUIIO Land Commissioner In the early days of the founding fathers of Texas had great foresight in recognizing that educa tion was a precious In our Texas forefathers dedicated 16 million acres of public Education is a precious commodity for Texas residents land to help finance public education in Income from these to be managed by the Texas General Land was deposited into a special endowment fund for educa tion called the Permanent School Fortunately for Texas school the income from more than oil and gas wells flows into the Permanent School Thanks to this Texas has an endowment of billion for growing steadily every because only the income from its investments not the principal itself can be spent each year on Last income from these investments was million enough to provide per public school pupil for basic education pur Ever since this endowment was set aside by Texas founding Texans have invested in education with their Congress is about to approve a bill that will provide Texas another million for public Of that would go into the Permanent School Fund with the rest to go into the Available School Fund for immediate use in public At a time when education is more important than it is good to know that Texans will reaffirm that education must provide a future for that education is every bit as valuable as any precious Mailbag Fact finding Committee asks for help To Editor HELP WANTED Many of you who were contacted during the census of fered to help in any way possible because you thought that if Canyon Lake was going to be incorporated you along with us wanted to see the whole lake community Your help U needed A dedicated group of people have dqnated their sup and money to move this project To all of these people we again say thank you for your help But now we need the support of all of you who realize the importance of uniting the lake community into one corporated in corporating does have a price tag there are bills that need to be San Antonio has recently annexed 27 additional areas two of those be ing subdivisions on Highway 281 North which brings that city even closer to the This news should be a warning to Dont let San An tonio annex us too Small donations are just as welcome as larger Now is your chance to help your com munity more forward by sending your contribution payable to The Canyon Lake Fact Finding Commit Star Route Box Canyon Texas The Canyon Lake Fact Finding Committee ZONKERiHOUWMU WHEN WHEARP TWt I RUSH dy OF ns IJU5T WENT unfa mm WPW 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 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 240 Russell BWg 20610   

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