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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas January Forum Letter policy The IferaldZeitung welcomes correspondence concerning topics of general Letters concerning political candidates can no longer be accepted for We invite readers who want to make political endorsements to talk with our advertising All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes these will not be Upon editors may withhold the writers but only rarely and for compelling Such requests must be made in The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all The letters become the property of the Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Draw er New Texas 78131 or brought to our offices at 707 Refreshing approach Editor Thanks are due the New Braunfels Independent School District board and curriculum director for their con sideration of an abstinencebased sex education This approach is a refreshing step away from the affec tive or feelingsbased do your own thing social programs common to our public Many schools claim to have abstinencebased sex education programs but dilute the message by adding but if youre going to do it heres what you and then demonstrating the use of condoms and other birth control devices in the Many parents agree with It is not the schools responsibility to address al ihe social and moral issues that touch our young But the parents dont do so we have to is what many administrators and teachers currently while untold hours of school time are wasted on sex and death educa tion and selfesteem our childrens test scores are dropping and we wonder why Johnny cant It shouldnt take long to give the facts about drugs and sex and tell the children why they shouldnt parti cipate in The wasting of our childrens time and giving them instruction hi values opposite those taught in our homes has prompted some families to remove their children from Comal NBISD will be more responsive to the patrons of their The right attitude Editor Today in the Herald 16 I read two letters from New Braunfels city I for one will always argue that each person in our society should have the right to express his or her own opinion on any thing at any hi these two letters I see a disturbing trend that goes bey ond opinion and has surfaced several times in the course of the Lafarge That trend is the apparent posi tion of some elected officials in our town that they were elected to act only on the basis of their own opinion or Even to the casual it has been clear for some time the vast majority of citizens has been strongly against the Lafarge In Ann Richards inaugural speech she pointed out that her duty is to serve the will of the Obviously this will may not always be identical to the governors position Richards has reminded us that the duty of the elected official is to repre sent the opinion of the majority who elected the In our our elected officials are constantly reminded of their responsibility to the citizens every time a New Braunfels Police car drives by which states pro tect and As a citizen opposing the Lafarge stand ready to accept the decisions of the majority of voters in Saturdays city even if I dont necessarily agree with the I expect my elected officials to have the same Paul Pennington Discouraging words Editor It is a difficult time for all Ameri as we have entered a war where there is no turning back and where lost lives will never be To the flag represents democracy and an ultimate peace regardless of the price that must be as American must stand together like we have never done before in order to show our sup port for United States troops in Saudi It is discouraging to face the possi bility of finishing my high school days in the midst of Operation Desert but even more so were the words of Henry Gonzales yester day He believes that our President George Bush should be I nearly fell out of my chair and into a twolane Here is a man who spoke his piece last week during the speeches in and now refuses to relin quish the George Bush is not the maker of this for he did not order troops to invade murder inno cent citizens or plunder all the Peace has been Bushs goal and the peoples I support the and most of all I support my George No man is but Bush seems to be driven by honesty and There is something to be said about fighting for but the impeachment of our commanderinchief is no logical We are at If the president can not have support from the members of then how can the people support you you have answered my Impeachment is a strong and I do believe that it should be used with the utmost In fifty people will not remem ber a high school student named Celeste or a politician named Henry George Bush will be remembered as one who rein forced the American ideals of free democracy and As for I believe the finger is being pointed in the wrong Celeste Colvin New air regulations Editor There are two new regulations I would like to see be put into effect concerning cement plants burning toxic waste or what some people are calling recycled One is a zero increase in emissions of vaporized This may seem like a lot to ask from the cement plants and very well may be if they are just using con ventional But once they start using toxic waste as a they start putting their neighboring citizens in Cement plants may be even more dangerous than the hazardous waste incinerators that are truly designed to burn toxic When buring toxic waste in cement we have an added Not only do See Page 5A HeraldZeitung 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 DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DuVALL Business Manager LONE BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager KAREN REININGER GUS ELBEL Classified Manager Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties Senior Citizens Discount Comai in Texas three six one Matt outside Texas six one If you have not nceivedyour newspaper ty Tuesday through or by call or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Swd address chttngeiho Drawer New Emotions Consultant teaches how to get job By JOHN INGRAM Heres something they dont teach in kindergar ten How To Get A Tom who recently offered good advice through this column onchoosing a has been busy addressing groups of military per sonnel preparing to rejoin the civilian These people have heard its tough finding a prom ising They listen intently to Toms which goes like this PREPARE A Make your resume short and more than two It you dont know how to write check out Whos Hiring Who by Richard Lathrop from the library or ask someone with resumewriting experi ence to help If youre preparing your resume for a particular ask that person what format would be most Concentrate on the basics tele education and job experience and leave out the Show situations where your input has been beneficial to your This is the kind of information the interviewer wants to If I put you on my he what can you do for USE YOUR Tom suggests spending no more than 25 percent of your time on the shotgun approach to jobhunting checking newspaper ads and submitting unsolicited Direct most of your time to the source of jobs employment agencies and wordofmouth Judith Zaffirini It is extremely helpful to come into an interview through a personal introduction or i DO YOUR Before you go on a job learn ias much as you can about the See if you can get a copyof tfieirannual report or talk with an a business associate or even a Try get a feeling for the companys history and DRESS For a job inter dress not You are the companys Be respectful in dress and Put your best foot DONT TALK TOO An interview is a twoway Dont take too much time talking about Have some questions in mind and ask Try to learn more about the company and fully comprehend the job Once you dont want any unpleasant Be honest and forthright in your interview and stay true to your If this job doesnt seem right for say Explain what you had in If the interviewer may know of another job opening that is right for Many employers are willing to redesign and restructure a job to fit the right person once they are convinced someone has the best interests of the company in mind and is willing to work at Decline discussing salary until an offer is If you have done your you know the salary range for your field and experience The people you are dealing with know the going If asked about salary you can answer that salary is not your only concern and you feel certain theyll be keeping in mind that salary offer can almost always be negotiated 1015 If you feel you cant except their first its OK to make a counter howev if you be prepared to go or nogo with their Beyond that point its unproductive to argue over HAVE A GOOD A good attitude in a job interview stresses what you can do for the company rather than asking what the company can do for Avoid asking about If they make you an they will discuss benefits fully and these will be an important factor in comparing Other things to consider are growth opportun ities and experience you stand to There are lots of jobs out Tom assures for the right The first step in being the right person is to know yourself and the companies to which you The second step is to be diligent at every day if you were searching for A good the right job for is a Ask anyone who has Ask anyone who Walker if medical director of HCA Hill Countiy Hospital in San For information on nil books and contact John L A Auociatcf at Legislature opens with full agenda By JUDITH ZAFFIRINI State Senator Grant to all who have gathered here our their friends and the strength to meet the tasks ahead with clarity of purity of vision and integrity of This beautiful petition was part of the timely and moving invocation by the Chris Steele of Houston after Bill Hobby gaveled the Texas Senate to order on the first day of the 72nd Legis lature and my second A new wind Ann Richards said in her stirring address to the one which is going to bring about ft great deal of change and longneeded She reinforced her belief that government works best when it works in a cooperative only through cooperation and consensusbuilding can we secure beneficial With Bob Bullock as president of the this session affprds an oppor tunity to examine thoroughly and debate productively the proposed sol utions on our full then to adopt enlightened policies in our quest for more efficient state govern better safer neighbor hoods and more Together we will strive to resolve Although it is to accept contributions at the I make it a practice not simply because it seems disagreements over issues ranging from insurance reform and products liability to criminal environmental concerns and essential state Each debate must include three questions in its focus How will proposed legislation impact the families of our districts and of our great state How much will it cost What source of revenue will be tapped each sessions most critical debate centers around appro priations and sources of especially when new increased taxes are Some still hope I that a state income tax will be passed in but I doubt More serious consideration will be given a state lot mostly because of Revenues generated by a would not be secured easily or A joint resolution would have to be adopted by a two thirds vote of the Senate and of the House of the the related constitutional amendment approved by a majority of Texas Whats even the most opti mistic estimates indicate that a state lottery would generate approximately million annually by 1993 at the Although this would be a far cry from the billion shortfall predicted for the 199293 biennium by Comptroller John As these and other issues are residents of our district should express their share heir expertise and provide insight into how proposed legislation would impact their families and com This column will continue to provide a forum for highlighting timely thereby stimulating i My recent column on ethics reform for sparked interest among readers and prompted several Although all agree d with me that such legislation should be they also agreed that inte grity cannot be My policy is to set standards that are higher than those required by Although it is for to accept contributions at the I make it a practice not simply because it seems My Senate colleagues and I agree that we should pass a strong ethics reform bill that is specific and The focus should be on full public dis closure of all gifts This would enable con stituents to be the final judge regarding a candidates or officehol ders practice regarding the public must be com mitted to electing legislators who are honest and O our are in Your and these are difficult The human needs in our state and nation are matched only by the demands made upon all those in seeking to serve seek to serve the Steele my prayer as we begin anew is that the Lord inspire all of us who hold the public rust to meet the highest siandM of integrity to muster the wisdom and sensitivity to make the best decisions and to keep all of us and our friends and naff healthy and ZaffirM if jMf
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