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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Opinion Page 4A February Quote of the Day I love argument I love I dont expect anyone just to sit there and agree with thats not their Margaret former British prime Editorials Messages Centers use of coffin fails to send message of support Time Enough is The marketing fra ternity seems of late to have developed a mor bid fascination with Taped to a vertical surface at New Braunfels High School is a poster that probably is 10 inches wide and 12 or 15 The headline on the poster is Another buried trea Then theres about 10 inches of black Then theres a picture of a And under the picture of the coffin is printed James was a bright He wanted to be a science or But one day he tried crack Now hes Similarly melodramatic is the Comal County Womens Center billboard that hung around for several months and we presume still The billboard or a coffin with flowers on Its legend is or was something He beat her 53 times and sent her flowers Obviously both those messages They had enough impact to generate an editorial in a But we suspect were not the only folks around for whom they are about to begin having a negative Enough Sohn and NBU board deserve high marks for work Showing perception and insight and wisdom and judgement rare in public bodies of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees last week gave Bob Sohn high marks for his leadership of the The unanimous agreement of the board was that NBU is very well NBU board vice president Robert Orr told this Evidence of that is widely and readily At its most it probably takes the form of New Braunfels surface water treatment Completed a year or so that plant makes New Braunfels the only city on the Edwards Aquifer with such an At its most evidence of Sohns prudent lead ership is simply the fact that the utility operates con sistently within its very conservative And at its most visible to you and that evidence is mailed to us every all probably fuss our utility bills are significantly lower than are those of far and away the vast majority of our neighbors throughout the Bob Sohns doing one fine for the sos the Todays editorials were written by David editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Herald HeraldZeitung Published on Sunday mornings and Thursday and Friday afternoons by the New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New TX Second class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New USPS 377880 GREG MEFFORD Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL General Manager DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher DEE DEE CROCKETT Marketing Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager KAREN REININGER Classified 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 IS have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to the Drawer New TX 781311328 How do you shatter a glass ceiling Over Dinner one night last a good friend dropped the the glass Always alert and informed and truly one of the worlds great masters of dinner table con I adroitly What does that mean There were five of us at the all rela tively and we talked about it for a Im still not sure we answered my but we decided that the glass ceiling is a reference to the fact though the oppor tunities afforded women in the world of busi ness today are far greater than they have been even in the not very distant they still are not equal to those afforded The glass ceiling conjures a picture of a woman in todays workplace being able to rise to a certain level and then encountering a sort of invisible That woman is close she can see the top But she cant achieve them because of that invisible That dinner conversation wont go away and let me Im a man and I run my own Thats exactly what I want to Theres no job Id rather Therefore I really know not of what I the glass ceiling gnaws at my Ive tried to think of instances in which that David Sullens glass ceiling has been I took the directory of the Texas Daily News paper Association and I looked for female pub There are 90 Texas newspapers The publishers of six of them are Something is wrong with this I dont know the but I would pre sume that about half the folks in the world are Closer to of this newspapers 25 full time 12 are And of its six department four are But the publisher is a Id like to tell you in our this is purely a matter of my being absolutely the most qualified person in this building to sit in the big Im conceited enough to think thats But Im honest enough to admit that theres at least one woman here if I were hit by a truck could step into my job and do at least parts of it better than I do those And ill guarantee you that if you missed my youd never know I was gone because shed put out at least as good and as healthy a newspaper as I Ive worked at three other newspapers over the past 20plus and I have at least some insight into the workings of several What I just said about us holds true for those perhaps with one exception as So I must conclude at least in my own an industry in which we perceive ourselves as champions of the rights and equality of the glass ceiling indeed Then I started trying to name women who are bank Then I started trying to name women wh6 suffice it to say that I have decided that the glass ceiling is very real throughout our Does that bother you I took the easy way I wrote a What are you going to do about it David Sullens is the editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Love demands the absolute best of others All people are not They never have been equal they never will be We must all be given an equal but we are not all equal in We all start at the same line in the We are all given the same track to but all of us wont Only the talented and only the disciplined will Saint Paul Do you not know in a race all the runners but only one receives the So run that you may obtain I do not run I do not box as one beating the but I pommel my body and subdue lest after preaching to others I myself should be What rings true in spiritual rever berates clearly in cultural If our coun try spends all our resources on the our entire culture becomes eliminated by medioc What about those who cant get around the track They certainly should be supplied with appropriate education and cloth but they dont require color sound boxes and food stamps with which to trade for Those who deserve food would be helped by John Ingram Walker food coops where proper nutritious essentials are appropriately ensuring the proper caloric To give them interferes with their happiness and retards our entire Everyone except the totally bed ridden should be mandated to All that is required of us is that we run as hard as we can that we do our very When all of us do our very best each individual will be rewarded and our society will Of I realize that those with a Marx ists mentality will misinterpret my state Love demands that we help Demanding excellence involves compassion and By requiring people to be their we help them the best way we Cod dling people is not love its Coddling is antilove because it We dont believe in A young raised in a wealthy family was over gratified by his father because his who had nothing when he was growing wanted his son to have Although the young man graduated from the best college money could he has no no no ambition no job The young1 mans potential atrophied because his father coddled Is this love Another wealthy father from a poor back ground expected his son to at the same giving him unconditional He believed in his son he encouraged his This young man is developing his talents to the fullest and contributing to The fruits of the son reflect the love of the If we love others we will demand the absolute best from We wont imprison them with over Walker is medical director for profes sional and community education at Laurel Ridge Hospital in San Antonio and Laurel Ridge Day Treatment Center in New Editorial roundup Associated Press Here is a sampling of editorial opinion from Texas newspapers The Odessa American on Clintons foreign policy So President who came into office virtually without a for eign appears ready to send American troops into Bosnia Herzegovina embat tled Balkan territory that once was part of Some observers express surprise at this attempt to forge a their jolt coming from reports that somewhere in the campaign trial the thenArkansas governor said he would not send troops to the Other less remember that candidate Clinton tried to outflank his President George on the interventionist criticiz ing the New World Orders author for inattention to the It was reasonable to deduce that a Clinton ever so would indeed be poised for military cleansing that region of the mon strosity of ethnic Somewhere between the Oval Office and Foggy these American innocents abroad have flung even more fuel onto the flames by declaring an intention to keep the economic embargo on whose genocidal leader ship will be able to exploit the material hardships such sanctions bring to the Serbian History shows that embargoes dont work they are formulae nei ther for making peace nor for throwing off If this is a Clinton Doctrine in the it is not a reassuring Pecos Enterprise on Clinton cuts President Bill Clinton has ful filled one campaign promise and that was to cut the White House staff by 25 In he has cut out many perks fringe benefits that members of the White House staff have gotten over the all to save In Clinton has directed members of his administration to cut expenses in their various His lead is something that mem bers of Congress should Staffs at congressional offices have grown as well as have other Members of Congress should take up the challenge and live fro gally as Americans are being asked to
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