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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVE K RAM and Publisher WANDA Acting Managing Editor Page 4 A New Texas December Editorial The true spirit of the season By DAVE KRAMER Christmas is a time of car sharing and loving your neighbors and Each year under the auspices of The the Cheer Fund attempts to provide a Christmas dinner for 200 needy families in our For the past five we have achieved our goal and this year is no Thanks to Jerry owner and operator of Buy For Less Warehouse Food we have already collected enough money to purchase the food for the 200 families even though we havent col lected the we thought would be Because of the extra ef fort expended by Jerry Wilks and his staff they were able to fill our shopping list at a greatly reduced When we started this years Cheer Other views Fund the thought crossed our minds that this could be the year we might miss our when we opened the bids and saw what Buy For Less was doing to help this community we were immediately assured of another suc cessful year and that 200 needy families would have a brighter I went by the store to personally thank Jerry for his effort and generous In his modest manner he Im just glad that we were able to help and that 200 families will have a Christmas din ner that otherwise they would Thats what Christmas is really all about For those of you wondering what well do with the money we have left we will put it in a money market account drawing interest all year and use it to provide a base for the Cheer Fund next Suits timing questioned Its difficult to fault at least some of the reasoning behind the lawsuit filed last week by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational There room to argue the timing of the Certainly MALDEF has plenty of ammunition at its per capita state spending for higher education in Central Texas is and for the state is By con the figure for South Texas is only The state of affairs is nothing short of outrageous it demands cor rective The question is how best to go about there is some reason to question the wisdom of fil ing suit at this particular just as both the University of Texas and Texas systems are con ducting studies of higher education in South Texas movement that could be stalled by legal Rather than press this lawsuit now it would be more helpful if the South Texas legislative delega tion could at long last overcome its ego battles and turf squabbles long enough to put together a coherent higher education Corpus Christ CallerTimes Central Texas drug fight News of a grant forming a narcotics task force in Central Texas could brighten the outlook of police departments in the reinforcements have arriv ed in the battle against A regional approach to drug en forcement is Urban drug rings have been flushed out into the People who process methamphetamines or cocaine have moved out into the country where understaffed police and sheriffs departments are hardpressed to battle the Americans were wondering whatever happened to the war against the hot topic that stirred so much bluster from Con gress and the president a year Its good to see that a little of the bluster trickled down to the cities and counties in the form of needed Waco TribuneHerald Registering Texas voters There are more than 17 million a little more than 12 million of them of voting Only million are registered to Secretary of State Jack Rains calls this situation disgraceful and and he wants to do something about Rains wants to register an additional 1 million Tex ans for the 1988 elections and he wants the registered voters to use clout at the ballot box to help Rains is asking businesses across the state to help not only financially but by encouraging their employees to register to In the campaign will key up for the March 8 Super Tuesday primaries here and across the Next it will begin to do the same for the November presidential and congressional elec Its a program every Texan should San Antonio ExpressNews The Reagan interview Just when it seems as if President Reagan has learned the folly of his past along comes something like the 3 interview with four television In the Reagan reverted to his old tricks of contradicting his own previous statements and mak ing remarks that suggest he sometimes lives in a fantasy world where facts can be whatever he makes During the interview Reagan in Never at any time did we view the the IranContra scandal as weapons for In a televised speech March Reagan admitted that the contact with Iran deteriorated in its implementation into trading arms for The president capped off the evening by again refusing to answer whether he will pardon Oliver John Poindexter and others involved in the All in a pretty unfortunate For many it represented further proof that Reagans greatest goal now should be completing his term without any more Port Arthur News Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New CHERYL DuVALL Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MA GGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher WANDA LASATER Acting Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WRENCE Office Manage r SANDIHUTTER Re tail Adve rtising Manager Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount Icarrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six me If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6359144 or 6581900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Ttxu THIS IS TEXAS THE SAYING IS YOU DON LIKE THE WAIT A FEW1 1NUTES ITLL CMANGE WHY JSIT WINTER TIME THIS MORNIMG AND YESTERDAY WAS SUMMER TIME Emotions Now is the time to take stock in your life John Two friends told me about their recent encounter on the River Walk in San They wanted to see the Christmas lights along the but the crowd that had come to view the splendid decorations made a peaceful stroll The couple was trying to decide if the beautiful lights merited the struggle with the crowd when a pigeon deposited a message on the mans They decided that they had seen enough and As they laughingly told their 1 vividly remembered one bright sunshiny day more than two decades ago on the verge of flunking out of medical I left the administrative building of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Worrying about my miserable I was morosely trying to understand what I was go ing to do with my unhappy I felt and heard a plop on my When I touched the I realized that a pigeon had added inspiration to my gloom After the initial 1 quickly and furtively looked around to see if anyone else had noticed the pigeons comment on my Then as the absurdity of the situation sunk I began to laugh uncontrollably The pigeons intervention became a turning Acknowledging that my spirits had sunk to the I had no choice but to work 1 stopped worrying and started study The improved attitude turned my career and life If that pigeon had not been so helpful who knows0 A similar event occurred three years ago 1 had burned myself out at Duke University Medical Center Feeling unchallenged and unap I was frustrated and depressed One mor ning 1 dragged myself out of bed to go jogging The cold day reinforced my gloomy spirits As I plodded barely putting one foot in front of the the man delivering the early morning paper hit me full in the chest with the Sun day There was no reason to toss a paper in that particular place in the road there were no houses but for some unexplained reason this stranger tossed a paper that struck hard I was stunned When 1 realized that 1 had been hit by a 1 turned to chase the but he was too far along on his route to catch so 1 jogg ed feeling low and miserable It was then that 1 decided that I was overdue for a change That er rantly tossed paper made my understand that 1 must do something different with my life I began looking for new opportunities A few months we returned to Texas Sometimes we have to be hit to make any changes Its much easier to con tinue to make the same to plod along using the same Ineffi cient to stay in the old familiar but to be happy we must take risks and look for new op fresh ideas and dif ferent behavior patterns With the end of the its time to take stock on where you have been and where you are going No matter how well you have you can do better Here are some questions to ask yourself to stimulate changing old patterns of behavior What have you done in the past that you wish you could change What personality and character traits would you tike to Improve7 What three qualities would you liice most to see associated with ou reputation personal ac complishments give you the most Art you dong these things Are you putting your time into activities that are important to you Life is too short to bo miserable Its time now to make those changes that will allow you to fulfill our potential If you dont like your start looking for something that will stimulate you to grow As we eagerly welcome new ex periences into our lives lets accept changes with open minds and be receptive to new Ideas Lets work on improving our personality ami character Uts take time to lovt to touch and to listen Affirming harmony in Gods universe allows us to seek peace and prosperity All of us have more opportunity than we can properly develop in a lifetime The key is finding the op portunity Start looking Dont vt ail for the pigeons and the to inspire you to new attitudes Ik something different Do it now Dr Walker is medical jf CountnHospital Antonio ami has 3 private psychiatric prjc ticc in tiraunlels Guest column ird high court nominee takes the but he will meet with a changed committee By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Dont look for Gregory Peck television commer cials or fullpage newspaper ads urg ing a yes or no vote when the Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings Monday on Supreme Court nominee Anthony a federal appellate judge from is President Reagans third nominee to fill the Supeme Court seat vacated seat vacated by Justice Lewis Powells retirement last Kennedy will face the committees 14 senators from the same witness chair in the marblecolumned Senate Caucus Room that Robert Bork occupied last Bork ultimately was rejected and Reagans second Douglas withdrew after he acknowledged that hed used mari juana in the 1960s and There are few similarities between the politically charged atmosphere that existed when Borks hearings began last September and the tran quil mood now I dont see the slavering hostili said Alan K R Wyo who was enraged at the cam paign that liberals mounted to defeat Dan Casey of the American Con servative said of the current After the first 20 minutes the American people will He seems like a nice he seems pret ty Nothing so bland was said about whose narrow reading of some constitutional protections led to his 5842 rejection 23 only the llth time the full Senate voted against a Supreme Court Borks failure to find a constitu tional right of and his at tacks on decades of Supreme Court precedent so enraged civil civil liberties and womens groups that they mounted an antiBork cam paign that included newspaper ads and television in cluding one narrated by actor But Kennedy has generated little opposition His approximately too opinions for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and his speeches have provided few clues to his constitu tional views For that said Ralph executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil These hearings will be a de novo ifresh Only one group from the liberal coalition that opposed Bork the National Organization for Women has announced opposition to Ken NOW called him a sexist for his former membership in private clubs that lacked women members and for striking down a plan to pay female government workers in Washington state the same as men holding com parable But People for the American which paid for the Peck the Leadership Conference on Civil the American Civil Liberties Union and others from the liberal camp have remained They say they lack enough information to take a Your Representatives The 15member American Bar Association judicial ratings commit decided unanimously lo give Kennedy its highest rating of well qualified Only 10 members gave that rating to Bork Like Kennedy will be asked how the court should approach cases on civil sex freedom of separation of church and privacy and oiher crucial subjects Bork lestified for 30 hours over nearly five days at his and 112 witnesses appeared during 12 hearing in con is expected to testify two to three and the hearings could be finished in five Committee Chairman Joseph R Biden has established a schedule that would allow hearings to be reopened after the Senate returns from its yearend recess in midto late January No panel vote would take place before pushing back a vote of the full Senate until late January or early Bill Clements Governors Office Capitol Austin 78711 Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House 20515 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate 20510 PhllGramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bdg 20510 Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 20500
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