New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 9, 1987, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 09, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions dave kramer, Editor and I Publisher WANDA LASATER, Acting Managing Editor Page 4A    Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas    Wednesday    December    ^    ah. Jolly Opa Claus BV f%Xe Williams- ,.. ■II W :Sob: -SNIPP. ■ OPA CLAUS, WHAT OO I I GE.T FOR TUE MASI XNHO SM \ HAS EVERYTHIN!<3 I 'X^. , ' "..... VELL, How A8ouT GoiMG FORDER UNlcOUE, DER SPECIAL, der out-OF-DA-ORDIKIARV , UMOT SOU CAN FlNDT ALL DISS IN DER DOW klTOW/M , / MEW SR AGW FELS J ^ ' \\ d S J dpYi >5 7 tr\ ^ w / ^ lh %'jp k WMW / / r ) ] \ r Forum LETTER POLICY The Herald Seining welcomes correspondence \ll lollers should bt sign cd and include an address or telephone number The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters should In* '*>nt to Forum New Braunfels Herald Settling I’d Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas IHI ti 1 uh or brought Ie our offices at tot Lamia Guest column Thoughts on the NBISD bond issue By MARGIE RABORN This is the seeond in a series of two articles Our man> moves as part of being a military family allowed us the ex perience of being in several school districts prior to coming to New Braunfels Let me hasten to add that the fine reputation of New Braunfels ISI) was one of the deciding factors in our move to this community I have had the priviledge to work as a volunteer for several teachers in th** high school as well as for Mrs Donop the school nurse, and in Mr Engler’s office I can say nothing but complimentary things about these experiences and to say that NBHS is as fine of school as my children have ever attended anywhere However, our past experience*' also make us capable of making comparisons in how the business of the school district is managed • >f the four previous school districts in which we ha\** participated, one district was much larger while th** others were similar in M/e y et all were able to adequately conduct their business rn either lunch rooms or libraries of the various schools and all were much better attended Kven locally such an arrangement has been adequate up until this pre sent administration I am personally offended to attend school bourd meetings in such ostentatious facilities while we are being told our children s safety > in jeopardy and their edui Olton is lacking because of inadequate classroom space It seems to me our leadership was looking out tor their own pleasure and well being instead of that of our children It is also hard to understand why our school bourd seemed more in terested in the needs of the * omal Vppraisal District than that of it' own teachers and students They would not disapprove the < \I> budget which allows for a $12 . nun first year salary increase for the new chief appraiser arid a P*<» j**r cent pay increase for the appraisal review hoard Likewise they chose to us** the >2 >0.000 from the reserve tune to renovate the top floor of the VI ministration Building ruth* t than using such funds tor the direct needs of 'tudent' For much less than what it cost to renovate the facilities tor the CAP we t auld have already corrected the traffic problems at Lone star and built th* new gy mnasium and tour uddittona classrooms at seek* Finally, one of the strangest things of all to understand is why our local paper is so interested m the passage of this bond In five ou of six publication' between Nov 22 and Nov 29. there w.i' front pug* reporting of why the bond ."Ut* wa-needed Kven such one sided coverage on the editorial page would have stained biased t it could bt* accepted as their editorial position but on the front page new' this is hardly prop* ! jour naltstic ethics In one of the recent front page >r tides the reason giv«*ri for n«*eding this bond passed was fierause of tilt growth New Braunfels is exponent* mg from being located on the “Golden Corridor I gue" many o! the downtown bUMI»*"es and Va cant 'trip tented must be Uh ated cm some other corridor Heavy tax ation and t Minded indebtedlies' bv all a'pects af lo* al govemm«*nt in eluding the school distric t is pushing our community to th** breaking point Thf' Golden Corridor men tatitv fostered by the paper Iii** Chamber of Commerce realtors bankers and appraisers ha' raised property values and consequently taxes past th** point of tfi«* ability of th** average VIV* ! St I ? if * N M lf peup W** t ntici/e our v* that they ar*- no’ willing to wait the things they want out esp*** ? tiav* it now wh* the? they c an a ford it or not is this not th* vet example our s* tiool administi it very best and they mil'! have i fw*w even if it means passing the debt on to our children and grand thadron I am happy th..* I * an clos*- mv comments with Mini* encouraging information Kl the Nm it school ti* ta Id meeting under til*- leader'?. of board merit« r Dick Hottiii«*?t M school tx • .Ird passed a ? esolution t« send to our legislators in Austin and then only atter the State pro vide*' necessary funding Th!' resolution will a r\e t .to ii port ant purposes It w.si remove I need for this crisis tnanagemenl type action Of the passing af th* J posed bond iS'U* and wiii .Ulna ti for n iHurt4 va t* 11 planned m ti ut inn that takes into consideration the present economic cond it ion *»t oui comrnunifv Us** it wits'* od a strong signal to the legislature 'ti the Uh al soh*Mi! dtsfru t 'til! demands some '.iv >*> aUiui h<>*w gel a * <*py of this resolution .okI M-nd it to y our State Rent*•••«*tit .i1 along with a letter of 'Upj»*r* V call Mr Hot * * o *nd to* .th, * tn»ard mem!hts and th.»r x. tts«*m toking ’hi' stand to try and r»*tui !ht* management of out m Ii* miIn t J* in**IK bi* Mitt* to volt s .itut * and t^H ttyrcigt* your    to iikovk im* I he!it*vt* vout v*111a Taxes too hiqh in hard times Editor I would like to tak** this opportuni tv to thank Margie Ratoni for tak mg her stand on saying no to the NUM) bond issu** During thes** hard economic times no on* can af ford to pay these high taxes I hope our taxpayers will open their eves an*t say no to the NBISD bond issue on Dec 12 \.ithan Milk'ti Students parents understand the need Editor I a pp rec iat** th* opportunity through your editorial * olumn to .isk th** ells,*en' to New Braun?* Is to vol** tor Propositions I 2 and in th** NRIM) Im .rid el*** Hon ttii' ''.itui Cav I am thankful that your paper has kept the public inforwi«*d of growth in our distrtc t and stat* law requirements tmpos4*d on th* hoots by Houm Bdl 72 I can admire tin* nuiBlH*r of fit Hit=v Mrs Ii at un splints at school N»an! mis ting' and un*mg lengthy editorials hut th** people win* real A know what children nee*I ate '}***n (ting tim*- in th*- '* /sh*/' I?« bantus who are ins til vee! if their Patrons follow tradition in votmq Editor Since IHM the patrons *»f New Braunfels have tieen * oncemed about quality eduction for all children on Saturday Dec 12 you as parents and patrons will have the opportunity to maintain this fine tradition by voting in a bond cie* tion for New Braunfels Independent school District s,*h*x)l' The propels ed bond package will allow us to continue as a statewide* iea<tei in ac attern u s nut youngsters rank atune 'tat** and national levels an stands rued achievement tests With your yes vol**on Proj*»s lions I 2 and * vow can .iv'ur** vour child s a* adems* future in a proper learning ta* lilts Passing all three pn*jH>'.?!**«' will meet * arrent needs and \ tofts t our schools from over* rowated classrooms < lur * hildren >a domic tut ut* is in vt»uf h.*n*t' Pit as* vo’* ve> The Memorial I ‘r:n.ars <.,t! Teacher urqev bond passaqe i i* ex* e NHIM) ig t ai levi t ie* NI* in*>nal P t*>; , Cary VV he Help m «* SB lf. Thanks tor coveraqe of Vespers proqram .th it* patents and cill/** i' managed I ti ain me th* pap* ? esp.-it ion editor VV anda L tieing that the mandate of HH 72 tor    my comment * to I* pi a 22 to I pupil teat her rail*, and its    though th«*v contained hasty implementation places un un due burden upon Texas schools therefore the NPM* requests thi' mandate bv delaved unto i*.**« <t land w j si i to thank is managing for allowing mb * even A • ie rf athens ex r « New Braun! pointed > rib* isms ut th* palier y>»u agre** pleas** cont a*' ??.*• p to express your applet .a* uh Rem* filter to g*» V * * I k a ti* I obi* hi laten ate otter invest: a Rf.,..* ShChairman wants ERA, abortion off Democrats’ platform By WILLIAM M WELCH Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON \p Democratic National Chairman Paul Kirk is suggesting that the party's 19HH platform avoid any mention of abortion or the Equal Rights Amendment to keep from giving Republicans a target of up port unity Many congressional leaders and governors are backing Kirk s call for a broad and brief I HHH platform, but black activist and former Allan ta Mayor Maynard Jackson says keeping quiet on the tough 'SU**' >. ould backfire* on the Dem*** rats lf you are silent on major issue' and by silence implying rejection of them we may have to get into a debate about that Jackson ,* member of the Democratic National Committee said in response tex Kirk s proposal Friday Kirk outlined his hop**' for avoiding a platform written to please narrow interest presuie groups at a meeting of Democratic governors and the DN< s eve* ut ive commute** He suggested to reporters later that athort ion rights and FRA wen? tMxth narrow issues that might be dropped from the platform senate Majority Leader R<*tx*rt Byrd of West \ irgima and House speaker Jim Wright of Texas faith Democ rats immediately endorsed Kirk s plan in remarks to the same group Kirk said that the platform in I ?hh should be an open letter to tile American people short enough and general enough so that some might actually read it He said it should reflect the timeless truths and unifying prin xf til** I k* t af cipo* ti**?    .* litany of s*h tai cuttural oi ideological litmus t**st buzzwords Kirk said dropping abortion or FR \ from the platfcxrtn would out tic a rejection of the party s previous supt*otl We !*• not going to sound retr**at on anything All of th*■>*• thing' are .*< * opted as a given he said But la* added for Ik*mo* rats in BND* th** politics of in* i UM tm must not tx* confused with the politics of including a lim her** or a word there in an attempt to satisfy every disparate group rn our diverse tut Hun ?* used as a t ai th* Rep Ullin an Mu fugal; Go* chat i the new Defn*M t atle c IO said thr* gov en platform ideas ! hey alt Ilk* form that ' .* g goals w itll ex at form that saw »adlet s get .if Party , Jam i bairn v emor eat st ipies I sh! is! Vt ►pp* ir fun B an rv at* .lea <il item** atilt ti* of Sp** ti K ti ice! I a p tai plat in detailed party piattoi rn fen of ti .** Ilemoc t all* governor* and tw, governor* <*le* I Wallace Wilkins ut Kent ut k v and Bu* tty Ii*** rn* r louisiana attended met*ting-' I hursday night amt Friday Kirk s move to shaj* ti* plat!* I' grate*! in part to a t * ,t k %oti in th** Swoyth where t is at iv Denio* tats has* ! a, k«*d 'fa ir pa for state of fie** bu! th* * * * ip for t White ll DUM' Hsrald-Zcitung Reagan, Gorbachev tackling Afghanistan Pub hi hut sunday morning, I ,, .ta 4 M •,/«. nit* rn,nm - h , V, . Hruuuf&U //* * . ./ /,• * < ■, ?t> JHUN, A cm Urn * uf fit, T* rui ?NtJl Hts s. liraunhl- H* raid St tinny ut A , u firm. »ft-I v /. rn It I YIU KH \Mb H Editor anti /' ibll'h> r HI ATM I I'M FR A* tun) Managing F<htar I IF h< IHM! LA WHR St h (md i \fanut)' * SA SPI HI TTER Rr tad Vt i rf ut tug .Managt ( HER YI Hu VALI ('Run i he d .Ma na yr r > IRill WIRY C,r, ulutmn Ma, ay, , MAI,<i JEI OMR AR It ('.nuptialhun I ‘>r* " a1 (,t SEI REL ,rnnm Hurt mat< Blan<'o and K, adat Brr itk P SJ J St-nt tp ar, UH (Hi Sh ( amt r ii* In t rg rn Comal, (iaudalup*, Hay lArrc month*, SlO$!k *t* month*, $17.Mi *ou />*,»• aunt uarritr (leln’fTjf only, ox month*, ii, (Whirry out* id* Comal County, in TV rte* thr»> > IJJ. out year SPO Mad out*id, Ti /o* .a/ month* J R yim ham not rnetltd tour mw*pap*r hy b rulot), or by 7 IO am Sunday, tall bls */ ., or HSU Cam bg > rn and ll a rn rv    only    ,,    i pt> ti matt* r Send addr?** champ* to RO [iran rf JI I JJM, S> o Rruunf* r, tms Pl Ll I tm I uh By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON AP s«*v jet leader Mikhail " <lortiachev resume*! summit talks with Presuktnt Reagan today after appealing for senate ratifua Hon of th** newly signed medium range missile treaty They welcome the treaty, he said follow mg a meeting with congressional leaders senate Majority I aulder Robert Byrd of West Virginia said lawmakers pressed Gorbachev on human rights and told him that ratification pro speeds for the arms treaty would tx** enhanced if the Soviets provided a firm timetable for ending the Red Army occupation of Aghamstan Byrd and Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas both said after the private congressional meeting with Gorbachev at the Soviet Embassy that they expected the treaty would be ratified without any amendments that might force a renegotiation That pleased th** general set ret ary of the Soviet Communist Party who said later at the White House in Reagan s pretence, “They are conv nu ed They are sure that it will be ratified , and they welcome the treaty *’ After the embassy meeting, Byrd said he told Gorbachev that “it would be very useful to us if bt1 could giv* u>> a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan I did >ay very clearly that thi' wa' a matter of concern and continuing deflate Byrd recalled that the SALT ll arms control treaty was remov*xi from IIM' senate (Umm witfiout being ratified in the months immediately follow mg the Sov let occupation of Afghanistan in December l97t# loiter sitting in the Oval Office with Reagan Gorbachev broadly hinted he would have more to say atxxut a Sov ie! timetable for withdrawal “The fact that we are ready to withdraw from Afghanistan is something that I have said some time ago he told reporters “What we are here to discuss is more specific he said Asked if the missile ban treaty would be follow ed by agreements with Reagan on Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf the sov let leader replied “This is precisely the portion of our program the issues we will discuss with the president right iKiw I do believe those are important questions that deserve very careful consideration In a pre summit briefing Whit* House officials stressed they wanted a “date certain for a Sov let pullout and dangled the prospect of a cutoff of I s aid once the Red Arms begins to withdraw Apart from a short timetable the I niu*d stat**' want' to make 'ure the Vfhg.m resist„rK* gains a prominent role in a new government in Bat al and that it is not dominated by * omnium sis ba* Red by Mom ow However Gulbaddrn Heknraf)ar a leader of the anticommunist Afghan guerrilla' said in Peshawar Pakistan on Monday that Rh* retiels would not accept any deals made in their tiehalt at the summit On the Persian Gulf Reagan wants the Soviets to support a I S drive for an arms embargo against Iran Tire idea is to force Iran to iii A t*|)I ii cease fire in its seven year war with Iraq The soviets who supported a I N resolution in July that called for a halt to the fighting are hedg tng on sanctions Human rights another prune summit topic, ‘’Occupied a major part” of the two hours and 15 minutes of talks Tuesday between Reagan and Gorbachev the White House spokesman Marlin Filii water said Gorbachev defended the Sov lets record and countered with problems in Hie I ruled States, another I S official said ;

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