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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVE and Publisher j IM we BR Managing Editor New Texas Novembef Editorial Willkommen zum Wurstf est were glad youre here Media helicopters circled overhead as the cars began to line the roads surrounding Landa Leather Tyrolian hats and Bavarian dresses will be conspicuous for the next nine and some natives will com plain that their town has been Thats it Thank Willkommen zum New Braunfelsers have been working hard for your visit to the City of Prince The logistics of preparing to house and direct a total influx of five times as many people as live here resembles a drill for You will be paying to get onto the into the for food and drink and hotel rooms and we want you to know we appreciate Your expenditures mean we will have bigger and better Wurstfests in coming years and our community is able to afford things its size might otherwise Dallas has the Texas State New Orleans has Mardi has the Rose Bowl Parade and we have our sausage Its a once a year project that takes all year long to And while it is indeed an inconvenience for it is lot of So while visitors to Wurstfest and our city may be guests by dont be surprised if youre treated like Lit tle Comal County is among Texas most visited by tourists and Were into it as an industry and despite our size deal with things pretty So Willkommen zum New Braunfels und Drive walk Were glad you came and look forward to your Forum Willk Utstftst 87 LETTER POLICY The HeraldZeitung welcomes All letters should be sign ed and include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the right to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 We need vision Dear Some random thoughts by a new resident who doesnt know much about the town but can see some Streets and traffic Slow down traffic on San Put in traffic bumps if How about a cobblestone European style Emphasis people come Provide angle parking on one protected by narrowing at in tersections for easy pedestrian Take out the Insist that employees park off street and en force This includes the Welcome the Sidewalks Make them Replace with wood decking wolmanized lumber lasts 30 years or similar Recognize the handicapped with easy ramps and store Plant flowers in the trees at intersections and other Texans will pick up litter along so why not organize civic pride groups to take over a block and beautify Pick a theme Whether you want antiquehistoric in the Henne Hardware style or Spanish or establish an design a be somebody and then go for Store fronts Clean them make them in HvrftldZritung Published Sunday Thursday and Fnday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or P 0 Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by Neu Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WRENCE Office Manager SANDIHUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHER YL McCAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MA GGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount learner delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 65S1900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas Mike Royko Samaritans predicament changed her life open the doors and extend the shade with wide overhangs or colorful Hang a bunch of flags and Put out chairs and benches for Set up some small checker or chess maybe a shuffleboard Encourage a sidewalk sidewalk entertainers and more art on the The circle is sterile Enliven it with more band invite amateur musicians and teen Whether Bavarian or there are hundreds of ideas for store front exploitation from balconies to hitching Open doors between stores so customers can go from one to another from the Utilize second floor inter connect several buildings for added specialty galleries and give them easy access including for the Parking Find more Open up space in back of the Tear out a building if necessary and mini mall part of A good example is the friendly Landmark Square in How about a twolevel parking ramp The railroad track is a disaster and the old depot a but both can become Theres space for a minipark and flowers and a spot to relax over a domino game or horseshoe Across the street from the Chinese See Page 5A A couple of weeks I wrote about a kind hearted woman who gave a stranger mouthto mouth resuscitation after he collapsed on a Chicago sidewalk and appeared to be When the citys paramedics they look ed at the mans arm and discoved that he was a mainlining as it turned he was not only a but a gay And not only a gay but one with bleeding the woman was alarmed at the possibility that she might have been exposed to So she tried to persuade the where the man was treated for a to give her including his The hospital saying the law prevented it from giving out any information on the So she turned to the citys Health Department for She told her story in detail to a depart ment employee who then asked Did you have sex with him And that was were we left the story of the good Since there have been other My social life has taken a nose says who is Theres been someone in my 1 showed him the article and obviously hes rather hesi We havent broken but 1 havent seen him very much in the last couple of My dentist read the article and now he wears a mask when he works on my Friends who used to shake my hand no longer 1 dont know if 1 can describe but my friends seem different Its just a feeling I a gut Theyre concerned about my but theyre also concerned about their But with all the misinformation going around about Im not The impression I get from people they look at me with and the look on their faces says Why did you do such a stupid thing Its as if 1 could have somehow known that he was an Or a promiscuous Some of the neighbors have told me about Diane lives on the North in the heart of the gay as it is The hospital where the man was treated still hasnt done much for although it has Theyve tried to get him to come in for a Theyve been in contact with his and she thinks it would be a good But hes Whats really infuriated me is that the hospital told me that hed like to talk to me and they asked me if they could give him my phone When they asked me I was furious I told them You wont tell me who he but you want to give him my name and phone number Do you think 1 want some junkie calling me at two oclock in the morning telling me hes sorry Theyve offered to give me free blood tests and monitor me every three But Im not going to go there or the tests because they might have some legal interests in the Im going to get the but somewhere A spokesman for the hospital concedes that the hospital is in kind of a bind Weve been trying to get him to come in to be but we havent been successful Weve also tried to get him to agree to let her have his phone but we havent been able to ask Hes hard to get in touch so weve had to deal with his and he doesnt live with his mother Working on her Diane has discovered the mans name When the paramedics treated they took down that in formation and it is a matter of public record But that hasnt helped Diane track him down as the hospital spokesman the man seems to be constantly on the A busy 1 assume So Diane is going to go ahead and take the series of tests Theres no great urgency As a state health official said Its not like she can go in and take a shot and change anything In other if shes got shes and thats that The state official also said Ive talked to our medical experts and they said that her chances of getting AIDS Is extremely slim after I wrote the first column about Dianes 1 heard from an organua tlon that promotes educating the public on how to give cardlopulmonary resuscitation The organization said that I may have been ir responsible In writing the because I might discourage others from giving mouthto mouth aid to They might have a so 1 want to make It clear that I was not trying to frighten people Into ignoring someone in need of help On the other It might not be a bad Idea to take a couple of seconds and check to see if he has needle marks on his arms and is wearing lipstick Mike lioyko is a syndicated columnist uvrkmg or the Chicago Tribune neuspapev An Outsiders View One little singer can make you lose 20 years By MARTHA EBERSOLE I watched the Country Music Awards last night and was pleased to see that Dan Seals was not only a presenter but one of the He didnt but a whole lot of talented people went home empty handed The Capitol Records recording star was the headliner at the 18th Annual Chilipiad in San Marcos this year and I had the pleasure of inter viewing Dan Seals before the We talked just after his sound check and then he wore khaki pants a dark blue teeshirt and a gimme just one of the He was gracious as we sat in a country stars home away from the tour We werent alone He travels with his four man his sound man and his Dans made a big name for himself with a career that spans over thwenty Fans will remember that he was Dan of England Dan and John Ford the popular duo that went their separate ways in 1979 to pursue different career Coley was into rock and roll and Seals wanted to remain true to bis country And that he however his music has an edge to reminiscent of rhythm and blues at His style is sincere and straight singing everything from sweet remantic ballads to bluesey His favorite is his cross over I wanna rock with you baby all night wanna bebop the night in which he blows all of us away with his jazzy sax play Seals remained smiling and not the least upset when his performance was delayed because of the Chilipiad Queen contest that seemed to drag on The Country Music Awards brought out a different however and he looked ner almost like a kid waiting in speech class knowing any minute hes going to be called up in front of his At I was going to watch the show from a but as soon as Seals stepped out on people crowded around the making it impossible for me to I ended up standing in back of a row of screaming girls who went into a frenzy with Dan Seals every Even his tongueincheck song about his old car that ends with I wish it was caused hysteria in these Before the I had asked Seals about his reputation as a Hes a family man who doesnt drink or do drugs and still manages to have a career in a profession that has been known to corrupt even the most He credits his religion with having a lot to do with how he leads his And judg ing from the outpouring of Praise God that came from Country Music Award Seals isnt the only Seals is a member of the Bahai Faith which stresses the elimination of prejudice from ones daily In the he one person is never above even if he is a country music Seals demonstrated that principle when he signed autographs for clamoring fans and took the time to speak to each asking names and childrens From what I could Dan Seals is as genuine as they The audience at Chilipiad was a mixed group ranging in age from about ten to senior citizens A 37year married friend of mine com 1 think Im In when I asked her how she liked Dan Seals She and 1 giggled like a couple of aging groupies and our conversation went something like this He talked to you before the Martha Go ask him If we can buy him dinner after the I cant do Its come on This might be our only Our chance at what was never quite determin The matter was resolved when we stood talk ing too long to do anything about I remembered the eons when my teenage cohorts and 1 went to see then heart throb Tommy Sands perform and wangled our way backstage to take a photo for the school After the all we did was look at him and none of us had an Intelligent thing to I realized then that what might have been was infinitely better than what In the words of a country music poker en You got to know when to hold know when to But as I watched Seals surrounded by all the glamour of the awards 1 kin4a wished Id let my friend win that Martha Ebersole Is 9 Texas playwrite and   

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