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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas December New Braunfels preparing to dry out after rains The overall picture was The rains continued to fall last week without sunshine in Streets were water was knocking at everyones back door and getting around was virtually The talk around town was centered on how this could be The next flood in New Braunfels and Comal despite the uncertainty of what Mother Nature would throw our way it was the organized effort of a few people that brought comfort to The city and county road crews were up all hours of the day ensuring that lowwater crossings and roadways were barricaded service including police braved the torrential rains to help stranded of the Red Cross of Comal County set up an evacuation center at the National Guard just in emergency management coordinator for the city of New kept tabs on the rising water in all of the local rivers and Comal County community emergency also monitored the rising streams and Specht general manager of the Guadalupe Blanco River constantly monitored the water coming into Canyon Lake from It was the coordination by these key people and others who worked around the clock to tackle any emergency that came our We are lucky in New Braunfels to have these type people who work to ensure the safety of citizens in any We are truly The need for welltrained and productive students The future remains in the hands of the students of according to Pam educational specialist for a volunteer committee called the current educational system in the United States is not producing the students that are needed to compete in the demanding global Janssen spoke to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Education Committee last discussing the need for leaders in business and education to come together to make the students of today stronger She also is encouraging schools to provide more training in emerging occupational Janssen was preaching to the choir last She was talking to a group of men and women who recognized the need for business and education to come together a long time This is the same committee that has supported HOSTS Helping One Student to Succeed a tutoring program manned by This is the same committee that formed an ad hoc committee on yearround This is the same committee that documented existing assistance programs between local businesses and groups with This is the same committee that presented POPS Power of Positive Students to both school districts and asked them to adopt it to help increase student self And the list goes This wiJl be the committee to watch in the coming year because they are going to make things happen between business and Todays editorials were written by Stephanie ferguwn New Uraunfeli inn ediiur uj the Your representatives State Edmund Kuempel District 46 Capitol Station Box2910 Texas 787682910 State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 Is it Seguin Street or Seguin Avenue On the New Braunfels is a peaceful community with friendly residents who generally live Oh like any community there are people on different sides of different issues and occasionally local politics give the big city folks an entertaining item to be amused but generally things are pretty much sensible and I submit that there is a liulctalkcdabout issue that involves some of our towns most respected citizens and Im not talking about whether electric bills arc high or why there isnt reserved parking for local residents at area places of The question is Is it Seguin Avenue or Seguin Street This question addressed itself to me over time as I did my daily chore of typing in information for the police blotter report in the news I am constantly referring to Robert Stewart the city map index to make sure I call a street a a road a road and so The Official Chamber of Commerce Map of New Braunfels prominently displays Seguin Avenue on the map and in the The official street index for the city of New Braunfels also lists that road as Seguin On the other a look in the telephone book shows a prestigious restaurant on Seguin Street and a his toric hotel on Seguin I have even been witness to some very official looking stationery emblazoned with the Seguin Street Both usages are quite common in local Always careful to cover their some attorneys list addresses on Seguin while others use Seguin All in my random phone book survey shows more addresses on Seguin Avenue than Seguin Street but another disturbing fact did surface some people are many people are unwilling to take a stand on the Rather than make an error or perhaps offend someone who may be in the renegade street a large number of businesses simply list North or South Seguin as their street No avenue or street is ventured Is there a conspiracy of disinformation or is it easier to write1 street than avenue Maybe two words beginning with the letter S sound better together or are easier to They say the English language is a living subject to change with popular Could it be that the same thing could apply to street titles I was just Robert Stewart is a staff writer for the New Braunfels IDONT KNOWIVE fcBOUT JUST LETTING THE WOU THING GO Hfc r KEEP THE INTACTYOU NsKEE mws mjE 1 SHOULD F1GWTTHE LET mSTOW VGRKWGWT WT6 MKXfc PCWT TOteSERT M THANKS TOfcTHE Today in History The Associated Press Today is the 358ih day of There are seven days left in the This is Christmas Todays Highlight in History On the War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent in because of the slowness of communications at the both nations fought the Battle of New Orleans the following On this date In Portuguese navigator Vasco da Garna who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India died in In fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington destroying about In several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in called the Ku Klux In Giuseppe Verdis opera Aida had its world premiere in to celebrate the opening of the Suez In Canadian physicist Reginald Fessenden became the first person to broadcast a music program over radio from Brant In Enrico Caruso gave his last public singing the role of Eleazar in Jacques Halevys La Juive at the Metropolitan Opera in New In President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Dwight Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces as part of Operation In the Apollo VIII orbiting the read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis as part of a Christmas Eve television broadcast to In Americans remembered the hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds one second for each day of In ousted Panamanian ruler Manuel who had succeeded in eluding took refuge at the Vaticans diplomatic mission in Panama Ten years ago Polands Wojciech went on radio to deny that hundreds of Poles had been killed or were being held in inhumane conditions since martial law was Five years ago French hostage Aurel held in Lebanon for nine and onehalf was released by his proIranian Shiite Muslim One year ago With three weeks left before the United Nations deadline for Iraq to withdraw from hundreds of thousands of troops marked Christmas Eve with muted celebrations and a heightened state of Todays Birthdays Actress Jill Bennett is Author Mary Higgins Clark is Federal health administrator Anthony Fauci is Understanding the bootstrap theory of life One of a very few things in which I have an unshakable belief is that people have an obligation to lift themselves by their own Bootstraps is an oldfashioned expression because not many shoes have bootstraps today but I use it because its hard to know how to say it Ill try to improve on that bootstrap expression I believe our destiny is in our own Pure goodness doesnt come naturally to most of People ought to act belter than they feel like They should be kinder than they fed like more honest than their natural tendency to lie might lead ihern to People should grab less for themselves than their acquisitive instincts urge them to They should drink and satisfy themselves sexually less often than their appetites for those things I am not a religious but I believe that religion sometimes helps people be better than they might be without I regret that they feel religion is necessary for them to support their goodness but if it I dont knock I wish they were moral and ethical because their brains lead them to believe its the best way to but if belief Andy Rooney in some otherworldly power helps them live better thats preferable to not living a good life at at Religion very often isnt strong enough to overcome the evil forces that lurk in all of Its why Catholics have As I watched William Kennedy Smith confess to sex in the sand with a I picked up the morning paper and there was a huge picture of him on his knees in Edwards Roman Catholic Church in Palm No one knows whether he was praying for victory in trial or praying that God would help him control his sexual desire next time he met an attractive Willie should get up off hit knees and lift himself by his own I wouldnt suggest censoring the new wave of openly displayed sex and verbal vulgarity in the movies but I dislike all but the few examples of it that are artistically I appreciate the freedom artists have to say what they wish to but the makers of motion pictures and television shows have an obligation to help us be our not our Im not looking for just a little decency once in a Bill Cosbys show has producers take advantage of the First not because they have anything important to say with their free speech but to make News organizations bear a responsibility to help ut be our beet by telling ui what is important for ui to know initead of turning newi into entertainment by featuring the junk wed often prefer to Legitimate newspapers have an obligation not to turn themselves into imitations of the junk press displayed in supermarkets because the information that newspapers give us enters into our judgment of how to proceed with our This is as true of television news as it is for CBS News began several of its Evening News broadcasts with stories of the William Kennedy Smith rape trial in Palm We were all We were but a responsible news organization does not play the graphically explicit details of a sexual encounter by the nephew of a senator from a famous family ahead of the demise of the Soviet one of the single most important stories of the or even ahead of the story of the release of hostage Terry If Dan Rather as the credits say he Managing Editor of the CBS Evening he should be ashamed of Hes too good a newiman for If he objected but wai overruled by the then he should consider other options because hes got bootstrap problem of Andy Roomy li a ryndlcaud colunvtlH with tht Trlbunt Mtdiu
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