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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE Managing Editor New Texas December HeraldZeltung Published on Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by the New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer 3 New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels IleraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director CAROL ANNAVERY Circulation Manager DOUGLAS BRANDT Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one 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 on call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 911 number makes city safe What a success it has Since the City of New Braunfels and Comal County went online with 911 emergency service in the system has been widely Figures released by Bexar Metro 911 Network District indicate that between 1990 and more than emergency calls were routed to the New Braunfels Police During that same time period approximately calls were routed to the Comal County To appreciate the success of the emergency number we must remember how we received the In 1987 New Braunfels Mayor George Erben and the City Council passed a resolution to create the Safe City And when this volunteer commission first met they discussed the need for 9 11 Then a committee was comprised of Ann and Bart Bartholomew and Jack And thats all that has to be With this group of dedicated the ball was And the switch to 911 was flipped locally on On that day a local official Its one of the biggest boosts to emergency response that this city has seen in quite some Just ask those callers who have used the It works thanks to a group of local people who set the ground work and to the police officers and fire and EMS personnel who make it work They all should be Todays editorial was written by Stephanie managing editor of the New Braunfels George Bush President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania 20500 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart 20510 Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell 20510 Lamar Smith House of Representatives District 21 Comal County 422 Cannon Office 20510 Greg Laughlin House of Representatives District 14 Guadalupe County 1713 Longworlh Office 20510 Texas Ann Richards Governors Office Slate Capitol Texas 787 11 Lieutenant Bob Bullock Governors Office State Capitol Texas 787 11 Speaker of the House Gibson Gib Lewis Box 2910 Texas 78769 State Judith Zaffirini District 21 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 787 11 State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 787 11 State Edmund Kuempel The harsh reality of losing The hard truth hit me on a humid Kansas evening last My wife and I were sitting on the sofa sipping iced tea and watching Johnny Carson when she youre twice the man I What a nice thing to I After more than 20 years of marriage most men are You arent half the man I I raised one smiled in a Hurt Reynolds and began feeling very I was Romeo to her I was Anthony to her I was Robin Hood to her Maid my fantasies were In if you gain another 10 pounds you WILL be twice the laughed 1 went from a state of euphoria to the pits quicker than you can Jack Spratt ate no fat or couldnt get through the kitchen She was Maid but I was Friar Jim Hornbeck Nancy was I definitely was in contention for Chicken Fat of I wasnt quite twice the man she but Id gained enough weight to make an eightyearold For some time Id deluded myself into believing that I wasnt getting I just was filling I shouldve realized that I was getting more than pleasingly plump when A I began approaching the bathroom scale as if it were a B The top of my pants began curl ing over my C I discovered the other meaning for a spare and finding in my I couldve opened a tire D Playing backyard the neighbor kid straightarmed me in the belly and his arm disappeared up to the on that sweltering summer I decided to I snatched up all my wifes magazines and began searching for the perfect diet It was one of the most frustrating experiences of my because wedged in between the scores of diets there were dozens of fullcolor food advertisements tempting my taste In desperation I ate four pages of the more delicious looking I read about every diet plan book First I tried the Stillman which consists of eating lean and drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water each Im sure I wouldve weight on that diet had I stayed with But I spent so much time in the bathroom that Nancy was to forget what I looked because Ive always enjoyed I tried the Ten Day Egg I could eat all the softboiled and hardboiled eggs I There was a terrible side that could fell a The Drinking Mans Diet was I didnt lose any but my brain was so numb I didnt I finally did lose that eightyear i old you wont read how Youll have to wait until the J book comes t Jim Hornbeck is advertising director for the New Braunfels CHILDRENJUIS WILL ALL BE YOURS Editorials from around the state The Galveston Daily News on America 2000 President Bushs America 2000 plan contains lofty but unfortunately they are only political rhetoric fluff with little vision is but any feasible plan also needs the practical outline of steps to achieve the Without a detailed plan of action the goals are elements of the national plan include standardized allowing parents to choose schools for their children and giving teachers more The base of the plan is to put more responsibility at the local At the same the federal government doesnt help by increasing direct funding for local school The plan also doesnt address the most serious problems related to why our children arent learning drug child teen pregnancy and lack of parental Johnny cant leam to read if his mom used crack when she was Sally cant concentrate on learning state capitals if her dad is sexually assaulting her at America 2000s goals ignore these most serious problems that are the core of Americas education Political rhetoric doesnt make a better school Amarillo Sunday NewsGlobe on aid to the Soviet Union i One of the greatest political dramas in history is being staged right now in the Soviet And while the rest of the world cannot play a leading role next to Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail a bit part is still Its a role that George Bush and other world leaders had better accept quickly before a tragic turn of events is edited into the With the old Soviet empire already having collapsed several months the Soviet Union itself took a major step closer to extinction this week when the Russian republic renounced the 1922 treaty that formed the is a very legitimate fear that hunger riots this winter could lead to That could conceivably allow a madman to seize power in a republic with nuclear world cannot risk anarchy in an area with nuclear trade agreements should be negotiated to open new marketsWhile all this might cost the United States a little bit it save a lot in defense costs The United States has a chance to replace one old adversary with 12 new Let us hope this country does not allow the scars of yesterday to ruin the hope of a better Air Force dismisses probe of contractor Your representatives 2910 Texas 787682910 Whistleblowers at McDonnell Douglas say the wings on the new C17 supercargo plane may fail in but an FBI investigation into their claims is apparently being hamstrung by the Air Force Sources close to the investigation say that the Air Force refuses to admit there may be something wrong with the C17 Airlifters being built by McDonnell the services largest Without admission from the Air Force that there could be a the probe will likely The FBI and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service opened investigations into the plane after McDonnell Douglas employees came to them with allegations that the wings were The FBI wired one of the whistleblowers and sent him to a meeting with a corporate The recording equipment was later stashed behind a toilet for an FBI agent to The clandestine recording helped to confirm allegations that top McDonnell Douglas management was aware of the wing Last Congress heard the allegations of the whistleblowers who testified before the House Government Operations They claimed the company was covering up the wing problems to prevent losing the billion contract to build the The C17 Airlifter is David Bartpn a former plant manager There is absolutely no way of repairing those Barton quoted a plant vice president as All of the wings are junk Jack Anderson and should be thrown Barton and another McDonnell Douglas employee claim they were fired for raising questions about the At the same Air Force John Slinkard testified that the Air Force was aware that riveting used by McDonnell Douglas was and that the riveting process did not meet the companys own When asked if the planes wings were Slinkard said he didnt Despite the evidence gathered by the investigators and the alarming testimony before the FBI and the Pentagon sleuths are now privately admitting that there isnt much more they can do if the Air Force does not want to pursue the As one source explained to our associate Jim there isnt much of a case if the victim doesnt feel McDonnell Douglas maintains that the wings are A company spokesman has said the whistleblowers allegations are lies from people who have no engineering And the company says the wings are supported by internal not John does not intend to let the issue He says the C17 case calls into question the integrity of the entire defense procurement In an upcoming he plans to grill McDonnell Douglas and the Air He also intends to investigate the alleged coverup by McDonnell Douglas as well as indicators that the Air Force blocked the Justice Department probe and prevented legal The wings in question went into the first eight C17s built by McDonnell The Air Force wants to buy a total of Losing the contract would be a staggering blow to McDonnell Douglas along with its is already fearful about the Pentagons shrinking Rock Bottom The economic blockade against Haiti to protest the overthrow of its democratically elected president is strangling the There is hardly enough food left in the capital of Port Au Prince to beg or And there is not enough fuel to operate power Desperate Haitians are fleeing the city slums to forage in the countryside for They are even 1 stripping the leaves and bark from the and eating rodents and Their intolerable misery is compounded by marauding troops who pillage and kill at Even in a land dulled by this is a horror beyond Minieditorial Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi used an interview with an Egyptian newspaper last week to put on a sane face for the He took credit for intervening on behalf of Western said he was no longer going to be friendly with the Irish Republican Army because he has figured out that they are and he promised that he will clean up his own intelligence All of this comes on the heels of accusations from the United Slates that Libya was the mastermind behind the bombing of Pan Am flight Gadhafi is nervous about his international but not nervous enough to go through with the reforms he This is the same man whom Ronald Reagan called the Mag Dog of the Middle He may have wiped some of the foam from his but he is still unstable and not to be Jack Anderson is a syndicated columnist with United Feature   

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