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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A Op DAVID Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE Managing Editor New Texas November 1991 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 SULLENS Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Comaland Guadalupe counties three six JO one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three JO six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas 781311328 Rekindling an old fight over gun control EDITORIALS Weeklong festival highlights food Wurstfest is under way The annual one of the best known in our kicked off Friday along the banks of the Comal River in Landa The weather was and is Cool temperatures and a cloudless sky combine to bless the 31 st edition of the World famous accordionist Myron Floren highlighted as he long has opening which also fea tured the Blasorchester TV 1882 Runkel Band from Crowds enjoyed entertainment ranging frorn doggers to a variety of They ate sausage and sauerkraut and assorted other foodstuffs offered by a variety of clubs and theyjujlflathad a one of the many things that makes New Braunfels so will continue through Well see you there Countless hours of work go into exhibit We would be terribly remiss if we did not take a moment to praise those involved with the New Braunfels Heritage Societys Heritage Exhibit at the Civic The hours of planning and then of just plain old hard work that must have gone into preparing the exhibit are dif ficult to Even more difficult to grasp is the dedication of those The magnitude of the exhibit cannot be fully grasped unless one has experienced Buildings have actually been built inside the Civic Cen Memorabilia the quality and quantity of which any museum in the country would be jealous are on display throughout the tiny city created within the The exhibits theme is The Home Front If youve not already been to the Civic Center to appre ciate find time to Admission is only for adults and 50 cents for children aged Youngsters under age 6 get in The exhibit will be open from 10 through Dont miss Todayi editorials were written by David editor and publisher or the New Hraunfels Vour representatives Bush president of the United States fJie White House Pennsylvania 20500 Lloyd Bentsen ijfnited States Senate TO3 Hart 20510 Phil Gramm tfnited States Senate 370 Russell 20510 fiexas Ann Richards Governors Office 3tate Capitol Texas 78711 A friend of mine who is the publisher of the newspaper in Galves ton was in New Braunfels for a few minutes last His name is Dolph Tillotson and he stopped here just long enough to say Hi and to rekindle an old fight before leaving to catch a plane in San A little history In I worked for He ran the whole newspaper and I ran its Im progun and hes progun About once a year in on the newspapers editorial wed have that for about a readers would write letters say ing he was a jerk or I was and stating their own position on the That was the fight Dolph wanted to have again when he dropped by last Because most newspaper people are pinko pantywaist I sus pect everybody at his paper now agrees with Its tough to start a good fight when everybodys on your and I presume thats why he had to come all the way to New Braunfels to try and stir one Its OK with Dolph for you to own a deer But he cant see much point in your having a David Sullens State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State Edmund Kuempel District 46 Capitol Station Box 2910 Texas 78769 Lamar Smith House of Representatives District 21 Comal County 422 Cannon Office 20510 And he sees no point at all in your owning an assault Though hed let you own guns some guns hed put some pretty stiff restrictions on that Hed implement a complicated registration procedure and hed have a waiting Hed probably want pretty involved background The problem with all of is that it wouldnt do any Regular folks would comply with all the but bad guys and crazies would find a way to get guns in spite of the I guess you think that if the people in the cafeteria in Killeen had been they could have just shot Henard and everything would have been OK my Galveston friend offered in the course of his short visit last until he brought it I hadnt thought about it probably One of those killed in as I died trying to subdue the gun What if that victim been armed Instead of running defenseless toward a crazy man armed with the latest in semi automatic what if he had drawn his own magnum with a couple of wellplaced ended the whole episode Due to the surprise of the people probably still would have been But certainly the number of dead and wounded would have been much Or what if most of the people in the cafeteria had been armed Picture the madman bursting into the prepared to kill every one He draws his Glock but as he brings it to the little old lady at the table on his right produces Tliis is Guest column Zone will provide economic tools ByTOMPURDUM If youre worried about increased finding a finding a job for your family empty store flat sales or the local economy in then you should be interested in this It also should be noted that this is an additional as requested by a city to get as much infor mation to the public as possible con cerning the citys proposed applica tion for the designation of an enter prise zone in New An enterprise zone is actually a state geographical area that provides the city with addition al tools they may choose to use to stimulate the These Purdum tools are in the form of an abate ment of state sales tax on the purchase of equipment for five based upon the number of jobs created by an industry locating in an enterprise or existing industries that expand within an enterprise The city council under existing give tax abatements on local but cannot give abatements on state it is important to remember that any of these induce whether through an enterprise zone or other must first be approved by city council through a public hearing and three readings of an The enterprise zone in itself docs not provide for any tax abatement or any inducement without application by the city council for an enterprise zone Only two enterprise zone projects can be approved annual ly within an enterprise zone and it is all subject to action by the city coun If an enterprise project gains approval by the city and state then the cap on state and federal grants avail able to the city for infrastructure util is increased from to The theory behind the enterprise zone program is to help communities stimulate their economy through the creation of jobs and the attraction of additional investment to the Any abatements that the city may choose to use at some date in the future cannot be retroactive and there fore cannot cost the taxpayers one penny in would provide additional tax revenue that might otherwise go to another competing for an industry to get a designation as an enterprise zone project it must agree to employ 25 percent of its labor from the zone or from the economically disadvantagcu elsewhere in the Here are some of the pluses to establishing an enterprise zone encouragement to locale industry in one area of the cily ralher than checkerboarding that has occurred in many cities the opportunity to lure new jobs to the community the opportunity to spread our tax base by adding new tax revenues added pay rolls and investment that mean higher retail sales and a stronger trade The negatives for the creation of an enterprise zone are We arc asking to become eligible for con nothing The high school student should qualify to go to college by being certain he has col lege The business operator can open his doors if it qualifies to have the proper To put it there are no nega tives for providing ourselves an opportunity to do something if we choose to do The additional tools are under the total control of the city council through proper public hearings and procedures in passing Since the enterprise zone offers the opportunity for the city to offer abate we sometimes get lost in dis cussions over abatements rather than what the enterprise zone designation itself really in regard to it should be pointed out that businesses do not have the benefit of any mandatory tax abatements only individual citizens have mandatory tax The homeowner has a mandatory tax abatement homestead exemption that is retroactive and therefore must be offset by adding that burden to other tax The citizen who reaches 65 years old gels a freeze on certain local thereby adding costs to other The city county govern ment and school districts can give tax abatements lo businesses to stimulate the economy if they are located in a reinvestment industrial or enterprise but these abate ments cannot be In other business must add value to the tax rolls before it can get any abate ment and only the increased tax revenue from added value can be therefore there is no cost to the taxpayer on the there are additional tax revenues and therefore a savings to existing taxpay For the mosl recent industry that received an abatement on local taxes is the countys largest taxpayer today as a result of added value not included in the Once it is important for everyone to understand that an enter prise zone changes nothing except to provide additional tools to the city in its efforts to strengthen our eco create new jobs and spread the tax There are no negatives lo an enterprise Tom Purdum is the president of the Greater New Draunfcls Chamber of the automatic her son gave her for Christmas last the father of the family eating at the booth on his left raises his Colt Python a split second before his wife pulls a Smith Wes son Chiefs Special from her and the cashier reaches beneath the counter and comes up with a Moss burg pump shotgun just as the mana ger steps into the dining room from the kitchen carrying an Ingram sub machine The wouldbe mass murderer hesi tates for a giving everyone else in the restaurant time to pull their own In the face of all that he sheepishly holsters his own mumbles an apology Excuse Im in the wrong place and turns and The diners all holster their weapons and return to their only momentarily interrupted exchanging com ments with each other on the advan tages of their individual choices of in case youre inter I prefer a Smith Wesson 9mm for everyday wear and a Brown ing for more formal David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Emotions What women want By JOHN INGRAM Several months ago after summar izing the differences between men and I received a letter indicat ing that my ignorance was only superseded by my Until recently my only rebuttal would have If you dont believe theres a difference between men and women just go on a starlight sail in mixed however Im scien tifically vindicated with the publica tion of Brain Sex The Real Difference Between Men and Women by Oxford Ann Moir contends womens brains pro cess information differently resulting in different For on a starlight the boat captain If you watch the eastern sky you can see satellites flashing All of the r men questioned the captain about the The women just wanted to hold hands and look at the women arc more Women may be more romantic because of brain Researchers have discovered the cor pus callosum the fibers that con nect the right and left hemispheres of the brain are more prominent in women than giving them more artistic and verbal skills while men have more white matter in the brain material that facilitates sensory and motor men sail boats while women write poems about Now before people start calling me chauvinistic and ignorant let me hasten to say that we are talking about averages For most men will be taller than most but any woman may be taller than any And of although mens and womens brains our society powerfully shapes behavior Because men and women differ arent you glad they seek different In the first women crave They want confident men who will nurture and care for They want steadiness and Women also want someone who will talk with Because women have more of a global view of concepts they can sometimes misinterpret to prevent being misinterpreted spend at least 15 minutes a day in meaning ful conversation with the woman you Attention must be Women also want The next lime you go sailing with your love hold her and whisper in her Remember men sweet nothings in time are more valuable than thousand dollar gifts too Theyre also And women want physical contact hugs and Now for you women men are Tell them that you appreciate When men get praise they become more more suppor tive and more So sail on men and May your next boat ride have less satellites and more Walker is Medical Director of IICA Hill Country Hospital and maintains a private psy chiatric practice in New   

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