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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVE Editor and Publisher JIM Managing Editor New Texas August Editorial We should discourage such risky behavior Good sainaritans fished another few people out of the river beneath MKT railroad bridge Perhapsthe reason it didnt make the headlines is because everyone was safe and no one died or was seriously But the story might have been There are plenty of places where river enthisiasts can get into the flow of things without jumping off the Garden Street bridge or other unsafe Any places that do not have signs posted indicating the potential danger should have such Clearly our police department has better things to do than watch for jumpers and errant users of our but perhaps its time to make a point of our desire to manage our Stiffer fines and a few well publicized arrests might Certainly a few signs couldnt It may be a hard thing to but within reason and as often as is feasible we should discourage this irresponsible behavior before another drowning or a serious injury Other views Saragosans victims again Saragosa did not escape vultures in the wake of a May tornadothat virtually wiped out the small West Texas communi But the biris of prey appear to be the human Unconfirmed reports of missing donations hare been circulating since trucklads of furniture and clothingitarted pouring Only recenly have those rumbl ings becomeloud enough for the general pubic to The thoight that a person or people woultbe callous enough to steal goods itended to ease the suf fering of toriado victims is appall But the loigterm effects of such thefts could lave even more The thousaids of Good Samaritans vho came to the aid of Saragosans couldnt be blamed for having doubts about the fruits of their would be easy to say why bother the next time tragedy A thorough investigation of missing donations by an outside agency is in By getting to the bottom of the apparent officials can remove a stigma from a community that has suffered Odessa American Mexicos inflation In one of those smoke and mirrors presentations in which the Mexican government the treasury secretary announced that the government remains committed to holding the line on price rises while simultaneously admitting that inflation will exceed forecasts this Since the inflation rate projections were already painful to consider 75 to 85 percent that means another round of extreme suffering for the incredibly patient Mexican Obviously it means suffering more suffering for Mexicos It means increased pressure to cross into the United It means additional dif ficulties for border businesses in this country the United States should offer its of course but without fundamental change within there is little chance lasting im provement can be made in the con dition of the Mexican The Paris News improving state schools After 13 years of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation put on notice that it Barefoot Samferf fetid the departmeM and uijFSrt Worth State School to con toot feujrt for f aUtoi to provide fare for retarded to but he noted that of residents has been MMf is a large part of the pwWfW the Fort Worth State It ofiher institutions the MHMR djpajrl truth is that are Judge Sanders should issue stem orders to the agency to carry out the reforms it agreed to long Dallas Times Herald To forget Rudolf Hess was the last of the major Nazi leaders and for more than 20 years the only prisoner in Spandau built to hold His death should mark the end of an expensive dispute between Britain and the United States on one side and the Soviet Union on the on the expensive More it is both a time to remember and a time to Hess was properly convicted for his role in planning and conducting Nazi We must always remember that murderous regime and the crimes it committed and be steadfast in our determina tion never to let it happen But it can be an occasion to put behind us the hatreds that If we can do perhaps we can make this a better The Houston Post No need for budget amend ment President who has never submitted a balanced budget during his two continues to press for a constitutional amendment requir ing one and goes so far as to sug gest that if Congress doesnt pro duce an amendment there could be a constitutional Thats two bad ideas in one there are signs that people are beginning to unders tand It would still be best if states that have indicated support for a convention would repeal their Reagans balanced budget amendment is All any president has to do is submit a balanced yet he has never done so and it is becoming clear that the reason is that he doesnt want He really believes one can spend his way out of The amendment push is a dodge to obscure his incredible spending Austin AmericanStatesman High contra costs Ollie North diverted a tidy from the Ira nian arms sales to the Nicaraguan but investigators of the iran Contra affair have already spent more than M and their total is still The millionplus reached last does not Include such extras as hiring guards for the con gressional building special rostrum for committee members to sit on and printing transcripts from u weeks of House panel has a million budget and expects to spend the bulk of the The Senate committee projects its f tail The JrajgHCofttra matter is often called and it may be the same word can be applied to the way the projwrs Uvougb the publics Mike Royko Why are they shooting only at nice drivers Theres something very strange about the out break of shootings on Californias If you read the accounts of the you probably notice that just about all of the victims say essentially the same thing about their own They were just cruising minding their own not bothering and scrupulously observing the rules of the Then almost out of some madman in another car began shooting at I suppose its possible that this is that people who carry guns in their cars have sudden ly developed a mass hatred of inoffen sive But 1 would find it all a bit more realistic if some of those whose cars were punctured said something like this Im driving home from Hate my the boss picks on nobody there gives me any When I get me and my wife will have another and shell win like she always Thats why I like being in my Nobody messes with me in my I see this guy coming down the ramp to get on the Hes speeding up to merge in my Hes going to try to pull in ahead of nobody gets ahead of 1 dont have to take that kind of So 1 speed He speeds But 1 aint letting this turkey get one up on So I stomp the Now hes running out of 1 almost run the sucker right up on the But at the last second he chickens out and slams on his I showed him a thing or The next thing 1 he pulls up next to me and hes yelling I just give him the finger like I wish 1 could do to my Then I cant believe it this guy whips out a gun and puts a bullet through my He tries to kill me Ill tell there are some crazy people out Or maybe this So Im hauling this big load from Portland down to San Diego and Ive been on the road all Im mad because when 1 went to shake a couple of uppers out of the they spilled all over the floor and 1 dont have time to stop In my time is Im moving good when 1 hit this mess of Little 1 hate Sometimes 1 have dreams where theyre all over crawling up my biting And I have fantasies where Im going 90 in a giant steamroller and I flatten them like Like I 1 hit this traffic and theres this little car in front of one of those expensive sports And if 1 could get by 1 could save maybe 15 seconds on my But hes in my Whats he doing out there anyway I Im making a Hes just getting in my Guys like that aint fit to Fancy Lots of And nothing better to do than make me So I figure Ill teach him a lesson 1 get I get right on his tail and stay there Then 1 drop back a little and come barreling up and stay on his The rich little His father probably bought him the Then you know what he does He taps his like hes going to warn the So I get even I got him boxed He cant go nowhere and I know hes looking in that mir ror and he sees me and he knows that if he screws up just a Im going to turn him into a I stay there for three Finally theres an opening in the next lane and the dirty little coward swerves to get out of my So 1 barrel past him and the next thing 1 I hear The nut is shooting holes in my Ill tell it aint safe out here for professional drivers Or possibly this Im riding along in the fast talking to my Were just cruising Then 1 notice this jerk in a van behind Some kind of delivery And the way hes coming up on its like he owns the whole So 1 you want to go go Of he cant get around because of the Thats his tough 1 can tell hes getting Too U he wasnt a he wouldnt be running deliveries So he finally gets in the other lane and starts to So I OK wise 1 want to see how fast you can and 1 hit the gas and slay right with Then you know what he he cuts in front of I he almost takes off my bumper So I tell my buddy Im going to show him who hes messing And 1 hit the gas hard and 1 wheel around and cut him Then 1 stomp my 1 does he think Im some chump So he switches lanes to pass me but Im too quick for 1 swing and block Then he goes around the other but 1 get in front 1 you got to teach jerks a Then he slows down and falls I figure he learned his All of a he floors it and comes up like a I look at him my hes pointing something at Hes blowing his horn and aiming this thing at 1 got so 1 swerved off the road and almost rolled My heart was whats the world coming to with all these whackos out there Im not saying that those who are being menaced might sometimes bring it on Its entirely possible that theres something about sensible drivers that brings out the homicidal beast In some If how can the guys with the guns find such a tiny Analysis Right wing upset at Reagans pragmatism An AP Ntwi Analysis iy MEBilUL HARTSON Writer SANTA IAP when Presi dent Reagan ventures from idealism to political he gets into trouble with his conser vative Nowhere is this more apparent than in the furor surrounding Reagans decision to consider i rather thin solution to the leftist dictatorship in Nicaragua White Reaim and his top associates have said repeatedly the presidents embrace of new peace initiatives should npt be interpreted as abandon ment of the Contri sonservatives remain Reagan has used his fair share of rhetoric on the Sandwista government headed by President saying at out point that his goal was W wake the say But In the ajtermaih of the IranContra arms Reagaas aides apparently YaUey wady wttb pretty pragmatic advice Show a willingness to negotiate a settlement to the or there will be no chance that Con gress will approve any new military assistance to the Contras in the budget year starting conservatives are protesting that Reagan is reneging on his commitment to the men the president once likened to our founding the freedomfighters whose cause he has ar ticulated so This crescendo of criticism may have led to re cent statements by the administration emphasis ing that the administration would not turn its back on the Contra fighting force the in surance policy against the export of subversion in the Western Presidentlai spokesman Martin Fitwater ad mitted as much when be told reporters Last Fri day You have to recognise that in this there are a number of very heavy pressures be ing brought to tear on everyone involved by con stituent groups for a auwJQer oj posi tion to one White House who west for the presidents vacation groused privately that conservatives want the president to merely carry their rhetorical no matter whether that costs him heavily in the things hes able to achieve before leaving office in early Jack a presidential seized the opportunity last week after Reagans speech on the IranContra affair to say he was gravely disappointed the president did not forcefully restate his principle of con tinued military aid to the freedom fighters if democracy and freedom are to be achieved ta Nicaragua Kemp and other conservatives this week laun ched a campaign to pressure Congress to ap prove million to military aid lor the Reagans peace initiative if Signers of tetter to the there be no interruption in military aW U included conservative aelivW RifhiriJ who accused oj wnvdK
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