Friday, February 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 A Opinions Dave Editor pndPublisher 1 Managing Editor New Texas February Other Views Thinking about an income tax This takes the layer A Texas politician has gone on in a public as saying that the state may need may mind you to think about an income surprising as it may the other politicians room didnt get up and run for their This is unheard It is flirting with the millennium It may not happen twice in a State Comptroller Bob Bullock told Senate budget writers recently although hes personally opposed to an income you might as well talk about you might as well think about That the senators didnt flee is a clue to the plight the state is in right Texas is now in the desperate position of having to consider all the options however disagreeable those options might Corpus Christ Caller War on crime Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis at last has recognized that a successful war on crime has a price Lewis also believes Texans are willing to pay the even if it means more Lewis has introduced an anticrime package that would tighten the liberal parole provisions and make felons serve more of their We urge South Texans to tell their legislators to vote for the Lewis It is time to get serious and to pay for keeping killers and rapists behind San Antonio ExpressNews Campaigns cost too many millions Enough now has been said and written about Texas Lloyd Bent sen inviting lobyists to breakfast in return for contributions to his campaign Anyone who wonders why of ficeholders play patsy with lobbyists need only consider costs of cam paigning even with the most recent Election reform is often such as limits on total free television public But there hasnt yet been a better way Surely there must be some way to corral campaign Its time to seriously consider the changes in campaigning or in financ ing those there will always be some form of breakfast clubs in which legislators and lobbyists exchange information and El Paso Times Bounty boondoggle Its hard to slip anything past Brazos County The county has been paying bounties to hunters who bring in wolf ears as prool they killed one of the So far this the coun ty has paid for 30 sets of wolf The problem there are no wolves in Brazos There are few for that anywhere in The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has now in formed the county about the wolf so the county has decided to stop paying the So what has the county been paying for The aural appendages of wild dogs or the common coyote If the county is shopping for a theres a nice on available in Port Arthur News Toxic threat from trucks Just because Texas has been spared a major disaster involving toxic materials doesnt mean its luck will hold out The deficiencies in the which are pointed out In a report by the House Transportation Commit demand the prompt attention of The first thing that officials should do is get a better fix on the problem by requiring accidents involving tox ic materials to be reported to cen tral such as the Department of Public Texas should tighten its stan dards for anyone who hauls hazar dous Another of the Transportation Committees sound suggestions is to make sure that emergency personnel are properly trained to respond to toxic spills and similar the state has to clamp down even harder on unsafe Tens of millions of motorists must use the same Texas highways that the haulers of dangerous materials Dallas Morning News Justice for victims A 29yearold rape victim testified before the Criminal Justice Commit tee of the Texas Senate that victims and local officers should be notified when convicts who have committed repeat violent crimes are released from The committee answered her plea by giving unanimous approval to a bill which would require prison of ficials to do just The victim was protesting the release of the choker rapist who was paroled after serving only eight years of a 123year sentence assessed in Waco after the trial was moved here from The rapist is back in jail in Houston in connection with more attacks on women that occurred after his Texas already has a law which re quires victims to be notified when a dangerous offender is but it went into effect after the Austin rapist was More legislation is unlikely to replace the common sense that should be used by all officials who deal with the release of Waco TribuneHerald Your Representatives Bill Clements Governors Office State Capitol Texas 787H State Senator Judith Zaffirini Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 7871 1 Senator Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room Russell 20510 Phil Grimm United States Senate 20510 ReuMac Sweeney Guadalupe County United States House of Representatives l713Longworth House Off ice Washington Uamar Smith United States House of Representatives Cannon House 20515 Senator William Sims Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 70711 State Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 71749 The President of trie United States The White House Pennsyl vania Avenue fSftWS GOOT AGAIN AgbOT BBN6 RUSSIA IS STANDNG TALL ITS MORMINS INTWE THE Mike Royko Get the picture Not at this price We were looking for something to fill a blank space on the living room which is how I found myself standing uncomfortably in an art gallery on a recent Saturday Art galleries are not my usual hangouts and Im not embarrassed to admit I have little appreciation of visual Some people are tone To Beethovens music sounds like a construction crew at Thats the way I am with my only reaction to the Mona Lisa is the thought that if she went into a singles shed spend the en tire evening buying her own When I visited the Sistine I looked at the ceiling and thought laying in that I bet he got a stiff neck and a lot of paint in his as I we have this empty space on the And the female person who shares the Iv ing room said that we had to find something to hang I suggested a the kind that has a dif ferent picture for every But she said that the smart set doesnt hang calendars on the liv ing room She also rejected the suggestion that we put up a shelf and display my collection of old saloon league softball She said theyre not Thats one of the things that confuses me about a famous artist made the cover of Time magazine when it was revealed that he had spent many years drawing his cleaning lady while she was That is considered But I ask would you rather be known for persuading your cleaning lady to remove her skivvies or for hitting a home run to defeat Wal ly Helens Tavern thats how I found myself in this art gallery trying to blend in with the yuppies by cocking my head to one grasping my chin with my thumb and peering at a pain ting and mumbling My act must have been because a woman who sold the paintings veered toward me us and said Do you like that I and it was almost The painting appeared to be a long multicolored and it wasnt if a bird that looked like that ever flew Id probably dive under a But at least I thought I knew what it which is the first step in art Even more it seemed to be just the correct size to cover the blank space on the liv ing room which is the second step in art ap The gallery lady said And one of the nice things about this is that you can hang it this way or that And to she turned it so that it was hanging Then she turned it so it was upside Or maybe it was right side You see she Thats why Im embarrassed by my ignorance of If I decided to put a picture of my Uncle Chester on the I wouldnt think of hanging it upside In his Uncle Chester wasnt much to look but the sight of him with his mouth above his eyes would turn a childs hair Still faking I told the gallery lady very Either a diving or a soaring ef hey Then she told me about the a South American lady who paints in New York and has been commissioned to do some From her I gathered that doing the posters was although 1 dont know Ive seen posters in Chicago that say Elect Albert AT Zbygniewski He Hates and I wouldnt want them in my living Maybe the She also told how the South American lady She says she just gets up in the morn throws the paint on the and shifts it around until she gets the effect she My grandfather was a house and if he had taken that my grandmother would have wound up as a bag Its reduced during our the gallery lady Then she peered around the side of the where they had stashed the price Its reduced 40 she So you can have it for I Or maybe it was more like huhhhh The fact it wasnt a bad considering that I could point the bird in any north or In an it would always look But I told we would have to think about it and would drop back We probably Next Im going to browse around some calendar Andy Rooney Rooney goes to the dogs There is no doubt in my mind that dogs have more good qualities and fewer bad qualities than They behave in an honorable way withoutthe benefit or My high opinion of dogs in general was re enforced the other night by my annual visit to the Westminster Dog There were 129 dif ferent breeds at the show backstage with the owners and I must have talked to 100 dogs of 50 different There were only three dogs I hesitated to reach out and pat without asking for the advice or permission of their owners They were Da meanlooking Doberman Pinscher whose owner said he was a pussy 2 a huge red known officially as a Chow and 3 an alert German Shepherd sitting at atten tion in his stall with a superior look on his The owners assured me it was all right to touch their The Roberraans master You can pet but just dont move your hand toward him too I took bis word for it that I could touch his but any time someone has to qualify how it is I can touch their I dont touch I didnt pat the Chow either because I didnt want to encourage the owner to think people like but I did become acquainted with the German whose owner I of tended when i called him a police The German Shepherd turned out to be cold to advances but aggressively He could take me or leave There were some wonderful surprisjes among breeds I knew Itttle The brown and black were very friendly in a rough I like friendly dogs better than ner vous little although some small breeds that are relatively new to me like the Lhasa Apsos and the Shin Tzu seem One woman who weighed about 85 pounds was showing three Mastiffs which weighed about 100 pounds They were simply Every time I go to this dog there are at least 10 dogs I wait to take for in 1 want a We never bother to lock our house the woman said and looking at these fiercelooking I could see I dont like guard dogs and the only reason these mastiffs would make good guard dogs is their I sat down with a total in their I put my hand on the head of the big brown one lying on my right and the gray one behind me put his huge head over my shoulder and licked my Some guard dog At that the one at my side turned over on his side and plopped his 20pound head in my lapThey are magnificent animals and all I could think was that the American Kennel Club is doing a great job encouraging the breeding of all these relatively rare dogs that might otter wise become Lake golfers or dog peo ple have onetrack minds but its a good track to be The winner of Best Of Show that night was a German Shepherd named Its the time a German has ever won and one woman who breeds German Shephers ex pressed with some She said the trouble with a breed becoming too popular is a lot of people who dont know or care much about dogs start breeding and selling them for money without much regard to whether they are good examples of the breed or not as a the breed You couldnt make that comment about In the dog its acceptable to be a Breeders admit some breeds have both good and bad traits other breeds dont All dogs are not born I talked with a woman who has a Pit that pinkeyed dog originally bred for that disgusting and most uncivilized sport of dog The Pit called an American Stafford shire Terrier at dog has a reputation of being good around people but death to other They difficult to have as The woman said her dog did not fight and breeders of Pit Bulls everywhere were trying to eliminate the fighting along with the name Pit from tine I wish they could breed a little of the Mastiffs disposition into the Chow and the Doberman People tend to like any breed of dog theyve That says something nice about dogs as a I grew up with an EngUsh Bulldog named Spike and our four children grew up with another named Gilford like most dog I argue with anyone who says English Bulldogs arent the best dogs in the wbpAe wortd