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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A Published Sunday Thursday and Friday after noons by New Braunfels 707Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels 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 delivered in Comal andGuadalupe counties three six JO one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail out side Texas six JO 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 781311328 EDITORIALS Jurys message should be heard A Comal County jury sent a harsh message to wrongdoers last week when it sentenced a man found guilty of bilking elderly New Braunfels We commend that jury for the decision it rendered and we fer vently hope that message is heard loud and clear in the places where it needs to be The a New Braunfels was convicted of deceiving elderly residents into paying for home repair work that was not Evidence indicated that the man intimidated one elderly woman into paying him after he threatened her with a claiming he had injured his knee while working at her Testimony throughout the trial indicated that the work per formed was not only but was substandard in many and that the charges for the work were The jury sentenced the man to the maximum jail time and it fined him Thats a sentence with which few will find Those who prey upon the weak are beyond contempt and merit no Fountains restoration a significant decision It was with great joy that we learned that the restoration of the historic fountain on the downtown plaza is being The fountain is more than 100 years It was shut down in 1989 as a part of the citys emergency water conservation mea sures implemented at that Experts in the restoration of statues and monuments have exa mined the fountain and offered a number of alternatives for its Those experts are associated with Washington University Technology Associates the firm that recently was instrumen tal in the restoration of the statue Liberty atop the states second tallest the Texas Heroes Monument in The restoration of the fountain will not be But the fountain is a part of the citys heritage and its importance exceeds the Officials hope to fund restoration through a fundraising project in conjunction with the coming celebration of the citys 150th We all should do all we can to make that a Your Representatives Texas Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Texas 78711 State Judith Zaffirini District 21 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State Edmund Kuempel District 46 Capitol Station Box 2910 Texas 78769 Opinions New Texas DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor July 1991 cab driver was into life She was And it had been a long time since shed been she ever But the lady cab driver was into The trunk of her white Ford popped open as the car began to slow at the entrance to the hotel where Id spent the last three Three of us climbed into the cab as the bellman put our bags in the trunk and slammed its Her seat back was reclined about 45 She wore a dingy white swe pants that probably were special ly created by Omar the and Not cowboy the kind of boots policemen To the right the cabbie And Do you know which gate we So she sifted through a pile of stuff on the seat beside her and came up with a dogeared she Gimme your flight departure time and We dutifully did as we were told and in a few minutes thanks to the radio in her car she knew where we needed to be and was getting us Along the we learned every David Sullens thing youd ever want to know about the cab driving business at least as it is conducted in Fort Worth and about some of the more exciting moments from the last five or six years of our drivers Thats how long shes been We for that she doesnt carry a And we knew there are certain parts of town where she wont go to pick up a She said shes been known to tell the dispatcher she can just send someone else down there or Ill just go ahead and go to the house its not worth taking a chance on getting killed The talkative cabbie told us she quit carrying a gun after she almost shot a guy who was doing strange things to himself in her back She told him to stop and he ignored So she told him to stop or she was going to shoot him and he still ignored She announced on her radio that she was about to shoot this guy and another driver who happened to be no Dont shoot There was more to the but the bottom line was that she pulled the other driver pulled up behind her jumping from his own ran to hers and pulled the fare He was so out of our driver he just kind of looked around and This isnt where I Our cab driver said that after she settled down and realized she might actually have shot someone who was really just a mental she got rid of her gun and hasnt carried one That made us feel a little We also in the course of the 30 minutes it took us to get from the hotel to the airport that our driver leases her a police a day plus whatever she spends on gas and Her com pany has about 75 such vehicles Before she makes any money for herself on any given our driver she has to make that plus fuel and oil Anything she makes beyond she Our ride cost us about so if she can make three airport runs a shes making By the time we got to the Id decided Id just as soon our paths didnt cross again Id learned a lot on the but most of it I really didnt want to But on the other Im glad I got to meet that Shes an indi Nobody cut her from any She enjoys what shes doing and if you dont like the way shes doing the heck with Aboard the airplane on the way I told someone about the voc iferous She listened to my thought for a minute and then remarked that the world would prob ably be a better place if more of us were like well David editor and publisher of the New Braunfels THE WAf WE WEBE k Fenny candy Hopaloncj nionograpH records Small banks Pyramid of Success evaluation tool Former UCLA basketball John the only basketball coach to win ten NCAA Champion defines success Peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are cap able of Over the years Wooden developed his famous Pyramid of Success which he used to help his players evaluate Since then thousands of copies of the Success Pyramid have been Woodens definition of success is at the top of the According to Wooden the corner stones of the pyramid of success are industrious ness and Between these corner stones at the base of the pyra are three attributes cooperation and The anchor blocks of the second tier of the pyramid Wooden desig nates as self control and Emotions By John Ingram Self control helps us through lifes inevitable peaks and Intent ness enables us to focus on our resisting the temptation to pursue momentary Alertness and initiative reside with in the second We must be alive and alert for ways to improve and have the initia tive to make At the heart of the pyramid is con ditioning moral and men tal skill knowledge and the ability quickly and properly to execute the fundamentals and team spirit an eagerness to sacrifice personal glory for the welfare of the group as a skill and team spirit are the foundation for a higher tier poise and Poise is being at ease in any Confidence is respect without faith in yourself that comes from knowing that you are Near the pinnacle of the pyramid is competitive greatness being your best when your best is Com petitive greatness is manifested in the love of a hard The pyramid is tied together with a number of other qualities that are essential to success reliability and All of these bind the blocks together into a solid Uniting all these factors can help you achieve success based on your personal not those of someone Wooden says that only one person can judge whether you are successful or not You can fool every one but in the final analysis only you know whether you goofed off or You know if you took the short the easy way or No one else Walker is medical director of HCA Hill Country Hocpiul and maintains a private psy chiatric practice in New More parents make jump from fast track to family track By LAMAR SMITH GongrtMnwn No one ever looks back and I sure wish I had spent more time in the The time parents spend with their children is Time becomes even more precious when considering the demands of the s Two out of three families rely on two so the amount of time spent caring for the children by each parent is While the nature of the work force has drastically changed over the the policies regarding family leave have Many people who tackle both a job in a as well as the job of understand the difficulties and hardships of finding time to con tribute adequately to both While maternity leave is com monplace with the birth of a paternity leave is often considered a But as more and more families rely on double there is a need for both parents to be given flexible working hours for the sake of their This flexibility is particular ly essential for families with only one At a recent congressional Lynn coauthor of The Best Jobs in America for Parents sug gested that instead of having a mom my or daddy track in the a family track is what is This family track should include options such a compressed and homebased work for fathers and In this Lynn Hayes also reported that eight out of 10 American men and women would be willing to sacrifice rapid career growth to spend more time with their She also noted that employees who utilize flexible work arrangements maintained higher levels of We are not only dealing with the problem of helping parents balance their jobs and their but also with the need of the Parents who are working hard to support their children financially also need to be able to support them in other ways by being involved in their childrens For studies have demon strated a correlation between sons who have been raised without the ben efit of a nurturing father and violence later in the Proficiency in math for both sons and daughters has been shown to be correlated to time spent with By giving parents the freedom to spend more time with their we contribute to the happiness of that child and help prevent potential vio lence in our By promoting tlexibility in the we will in turn encourage the involvement of parents in the lives of their Our society needs to accept better the idea that working parents need to be more involved in their childrens Providing family leave for both mothers and fathers will have many benefits for the the and most the Smith in Reprwentative for Coogret lional DUtrict 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