Sunday, March 10, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Op DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas March 1991 HvraldZritung Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Draunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Draunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DuVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery 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 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas David Sullens Teens exhibit spirit Those who speak ill of todays young people should have been at New Braunfels High School last Tuesday The halls of the high school were cluttered with booths set up by members of the many student organizations at Most of the booths were impressive in and of Let me share some highlights with The theater groups booth and that of the science club both were impressive simply by the volume of their The machinery in the booth manned by the drama students included a bubble machine and a smoke Asked about the one of the students was quick to grin and flooding that area of the hall with enough smoke to hide an amphibious landing force And the science club students were playing with everything from electricity to a solution that coated coins with At the Spanish Club visitors were offered tortilla chips and some of the best guacamole The French Club was making The work of the students at the Advertising Art Clubs booth was of professional The talent exhibited at that booth alone was But what was most impressive in the halls of the high school Tuesday evening was the enthusiasm of those kids of their Behling perfectly exemplified that as as one of the stu dents at the theater groups enthusiastically and openly greeted anyone and everyone who ventured close to his groups Theres no way any normal human being walked anywhere near that booth that night without feeling s warmth and And there no way anyone passed that way without feeling better for having been But wasnt That same warmth and enthusiasm could be felt throughout NBHS Tuesday The next time someone tries to tell you todays kids are going to hell in a dont try to argue with Just take them out to NBHS and show them how totally wrong they Lamar Smith Energy Strategy arrives It is only about 10 years late and its more than a dollar The National Energy Strategy has finally In the late we were held hos tage by foreign oil interests and prices at the gas pumps At that Americans began calling for a nation al strategy on Here it more than a decade and we are still waiting for a com prehensive While I support some of what is included in the Administrations National Energy it is only a first President Bushs plan calls for opening up new areas for oil and gas pushes for additional research and development in the oil and gas industry and overhauls some regulations to increase competition in the wholesale The Administrations strategy is designed to reduce oil consump tion by million barrels a day by the year 2010 and increase domestic pro duction by milion barrels a day by they according to the Department of If current trends we will be importing an estimated 65 percent of the oil we consume continuing to leave us at the mercy of other Should we implement the entire National Energy oil imports are expected to drop to 40 percent of the total oil But we need to go farther in our trek toward true independence from foreign The National Energy Strategy offered little support to the indepen dent oil producer who accounts for 41 percent of our domestic production in the lower 48 The Administration claimed with its National Energy Strategy that it was committed to developing new technologies to recover oil left behind by conventional oil production This I support whole At the same the presidents budget cut research and development for fossil fuels in The opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Conti nental though does not address the need to rely more on the production capability of the lower 48 Also omitted from the strategy were tax incentives to encourage domestic exploration and production of oil and natural Over the statistics have shown our reliance on foreign oil has increased as our production here at home has Less than half of our energy needs are satisfied by domes tic To cut research and development funds now is It is imperative that we expand exploration and increase production of domestic Utilities more expensive elsewhere Ive just come to New Braunfels from the Hous ton Thats a welcome move for many The greatest of those reasons is that the people in New Braunfels are real and warm and Where I lived in folks dont know their next door And they could care less how you and your family were getting But Comal County is a good place to be for many other Quite a few of them have to do with Just in case youve been here a while and have forgotten exactly how lucky you let me remind If business associates came to see me around lunchtime where I was before moving to New it was a given that we were going to drop apiece having lunch New Braunfels has many good restaurants with atmosphere quite the equal of any where I came As I took the San Antonio cor respondent for the Associated Press to lunch one day last it suddenly dawned on me that wed eaten forabout half perhaps less than it would have cost to have had lunch in the Houston area at a comparable As everyone auto insurance is signific antly less expensive And utility bills are significantly Just as an take a look at what youre paying for In I was paying Houston Lighting Power cents per kilowatt Here we pay about That means if you live in an square foot house and are an average user of electr you pay about per month less in New Braunfels than you would in Most fami lies who live in homes that size use about kilowatt hours per I found that an interesting comparison since it means about a year to my family so I decided to compare I found that electricity is cheaper just about everyplace in Texas than it is in But I also found that it is more expensive just about everyplace in Texas than it is in New There is one It is cheaper in Folks in the City of Austin paid cents a kilowatt hour in January for their Customers of Texas which serves most of Northeast including the Dallas paid If you lived in the Central Power Light service youd have paid cents per kwh in Gulf States Utilities would have charged you cents and West Texas Utilities I did find one place where electricity is more expensive than it is in El Paso Electric customers pay cents per Think about If you lived in El Paso and used kwh in a youd get a bill for Forum 28 successful Shadows Editor 28 students from my Career Investigation program at Canyon Middle School participated in the Chamber of Commerces Sha dow It was such a tremendous success for I want to thank all of those To the Chamber of Commerce Tony Mud Bonnie Beverly Giacoletti and their chamber should be congratulated on the successful planning and coordination of the Your involvement in the education of our children is a WONDERFUL way to give something back to our The students who participated are the next sales city of New Braunfels and it is important for them to see the opportunities for a variety of occupations right here at To the participating businesses I sent you 28 scared adolescents who were unsure of what to say to what to ask about your company and what exactly WAS your You sent back 28 young men and women who were tremendously enhanced by what they Their enthusiasm has been ignited and those around them are encouraged by the opportunities that await them when they get to participate in a Shadow Your time and thoughtfulness has done a great deal more than you realize in some cases altering the course of their high school To New Braunfels Middle School As hosts of our Shadow Program you were our first contact with our Shadow Your students and staff were most gracious when they welcomed us and the breakfast served was a great way to start our The setup was a wonderful idea to allow the students to find their We look forward to having you as our guests next Margl Handrick Canyon Middle School Present citizens view Editor On Ann Richards announced a request for a twoyear moratorium on toxic waste She No more will hazardous waste facilities be rammed through the permit process over the objections of local No more will they be located near schools or residential areas or water Richards is addressing the concerns of New Braunfels citizens through proactive I have waited patiently for Letter policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes correspon dence concerning topics of general All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes only the name and community of residence will accompany the letter in No anonymous let ters will be Length is limited to 300 words and letterwriters to acceptance for publi cation only once per 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 Braun fels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 our mayor or county judge to move on this oppor tunity and represent the citizens view as expressed in our recent Since this announcement the mayor has said nothing and the county judge is busy addressing stray animal control and smoking at the county While moderately important they pale in comparison to the protection of our homes and Opportunity knocks only Soon we will begin to wonder who our elected oficials at the loc al level are Join the governor and rep resent In the Lafarge is lobbying at the Tex as Legislature with their paid They are going to buy the best study to support their posi From their perspective money is important and the community is They are embarrassed to talk about the profit projections from waste burning and executive bonus incentives attached to waste KMOL News in San Antonio asked Capitol Cement if they planned to bum toxic They said as a good neighbor they would not engage in this Contrast this position with It is pretty telling of motives and company The governors office represents a lowcost option our local leaders must In are good neighbor policies from our corporate com munity and positive initiatives from our local elected leaders to much to ask for Jim Holster New Braunfels In New your bill for that same amount of electricity is This is kind of a neat I told NBUs Bob How do you do that And do you pull rab bits out of the hat on weekends Sohn attributed the difference to the fact that we tend to our The he lies in a combination of many factors good maintenance of the system it is far less he to keep something in good shape than it is to fix it after it espe cially if it breaks at night or on the tight control of investments nickel we take in this morning will be invested by he NBU only pays 3 percent to the city in lieu of taxes where San Antonio and for build 14 percent into their rates to be paid to the cities they We just run a pretty tight Sohn NBU he told electric water customers and sewer custom The utility employs 175 Im generally pretty in light of those numbers and having just compared the electric rates where I came from to those here I decided hes He run a pretty tight for appreciate To the tune of about a thats almost enough money to keep my beagle fed for 12 Charlie the beagle appreci ates what youre David Sulleni it editor and publisher of the New Braunfeli Emotions By JOHN I We live in a predictable And we like it that Consider the time and energy poured into estate home and auto mainte nance and preventive Wed like to believe if we were careful enough that nothing would ever go wrong in our Robert lecturer and author of Water sheds Mastering Lifes Unpredictable Crises tells us that crises are a certainty of death and It is individual responses that make the dif When something seriously unpleasant hap pens to some people they just stop Afraid of more pain they avoid active participation in life and settle for a often bitter Researchers at the University of Michigan reported that between 20 and 40 percent of people r dont fully recover from a crisis in spite of the promise of times ability to Of the most find a suitable way to cope with their physi financial and emotional setbacks and eventual ly get on with their Then there are some peo ple who find ways to master crises and use them as springboards for after studying this most desirable offers the following suggestions for dealing with the unpredictable but certain crises of Take responsibility for Bad things happen we lose our our spouses and sometimes our Marriages fortunes accidents Dont allow yourself to feel like a victim or to blame others or God for your When you take responsibility for your life you see whatever happens as simply something that you must deal Affirm you own You must believe that you are a valuable person in order to recognize the benefits of a crisis This can be particular ly difficult when a crisis assaults your The loss of a job or a disabling for can make one feel very At times like this it helps to recognize that you are a victim of a common human What do I stand to learn in this situation is a valuable question to ask Your worth as a person cannot be removed by any crisis as long as you are capable of reacting and restructuring your life within a new Balance selfconcern with Affirming you own worth involves being con cerned with yourself and your own But beware of drowning in your own for growth requires sensitivity to the needs of Learn the art of Lauer tells the story of a man who wrote the department of agri culture for help on removing crabgrass from his When none of the suggestions he received he wrote This time he got a shorter reply We suggest you learn to love Refraining doesnt mean denying your feelings about some but it docs mean that you can choose to see something in a different Persevere within Perseverance means continuing to work at something when youre dis couraged and want to The history of human achievement is full of stories of people who accom plished what was considered impossible because they To persevere within reason is to continue as long as you can see even the slightest bit of if you are dedicated to the principle of perseverance sometimes its hard to know when to Lauer suggests if you are making absolutely no life is probably tell ing you to try something Change is There is no way to avoid lifes unpredictable crises or the pain that accompa nies No matter how hard you try you cant control some of the things that will happen to What you can control is the way you To see a crisis as a threat is to limit To see a crisis as a further opportunity for growth is to engage life John malaufaf clinic