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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 29, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Opinion Page 4 AprH I Quote of the day Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are Sir Laurens van der South African author Editorials Education School finance propositions ioffer best solutions available It is we that lexans pass the three school finance amendments at the polls May The amendments do not consti tute a perfect But this is not a perfect world and the amend merits to be brutally the best we are going to We believe a failure to pass them will result in solutions none of us will find for nine years now as a have spent more time worrying about the methods by which we are going to finance education than we have about education It is time and past that we resolve the issue put it behind us and move Passage of the propositions Saturday will permit us to do Proposition 1 is the heart of that It provides for the court mandated equalization by allowing a shift of funds from property wealthy districts to property poor The amount that can be shifted is limited to percent of total state and local revenue in the public educa tion Proposition 1 permits the Legislature to set a minimum tax rate or Local Fund Assignment and caps that at no more than unless a higher rate is approved by local And it prohibits changing the way the Available School which is made up of earnings from the Permanent School constitutionally dedicated motor fuels taxes and other revenue is currently The ASF is the funding source for free textbooks for school Proposition 2 exempts a school district from complying with unfunded state educational man In other the Legislature could no longer tell a district to do something without pro viding the money with which to do Proposition 3 allows the Legislature to issue up to million in state general obligation or rev enue bonds to assist school districts in building The state could use the money to make loans to districts or could purchase the bonds of This proposition would permit the state to forgive payment of principal and interest on all or part of such a and it repeals a previous authoriza tion for million in revenue to be guar janteed by the Permanent School We urge your support of all three amendments at the polls Todays editorial was written by David editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and General DuVall Managing Mefford Marketing Dee Crockett Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday L through Friday by the New Braunfels or Drawer New ond class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one counts by carrier delivery six delivery outside Comal County in Texan tf one Malt out one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tues day through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 9144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by U on f Postmaster Send address chi x Drawer Wit Senior Center becomes a community affak As Les president of the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens pointed out earlier this we have become more of a community center than exclusively a It has become not just a project by and for the but a special place where peo ple of all ages may enjoy many of the activities and Continuing with our accolades to those indi viduals and businesses who have helped make it I would like to talk about two special contributions to our As the community knows by mainly because we talk about it the center was in desperate need of a pickup truck and a through the generosity of Everett and Clo we now have a Its not but it is in very good and we are very proud of The center can now pick up donations for the Thrift as well as doing other chores requiring a We are so grateful to the Reynolds for this fine show of appreciation for our center and for the vote of confidence in recognizing how much the Senior Center does for the elderly of Comal and how much more we can do with the proper Don Maxwell Chevrolet GEO provided reg istration and title fees and gave a mainte nance We are thankful for this help and support We are still in great need of that how Many of our frail and elderly members need transportation to doctor appointments and to activities at the or just a way to get out once in a That is one of our worthwhile Any suggestions on how to acquire a van will be Marie Dawson On April the first annual Early Bird Safety Run was held and participants donat ed to the Comal County Senior Citizens We want to acknowledge all the persons involved and voice our I was presented with the following information A group of local street rodders in conjunc tion with Jerry Glessner of the Lone Star Street Rod Association put together a Safety Run to have street rods safety Eightynine 1948 and earlier cars were reg istered at Rockin R River Rides by April 59 of which were checked by the LSRA inspection The proceeds collected by means of games and a drawing were presented to Les Thorn of the Comal County Senior Citizens Steven Robert Rusty Grun Dave Bill Dwight and Red Jim and Bob Wolford make up the group that put this event and they would like to thank the following people and businesses for their gen erosity in providing door prizes and other sup port for the first annual Early Bird Safety Without their it never would hap Thanks go to Rick and Zero Rivers of Rockin R River Ted Garland of Garland Doyle Brinkroeter of Minit Donna Coffery of Darbys Kim Woolridge of Sharon Toeller of Holiday Rick Roessler of Rodeway Steve of Auto Ronnie Stevens of Alamo Dan Williams of Southway Ford San Crow South Cen tral Goodyear Auto Service Tri City Coleman Outdoor Aamco Seller Fire Equipment Lucas Meyer Ricks Specialized Dietert Custom Auto Precision Alignment and Whole sale RND Charlies Auto Alamo Hot Rod Alamo Per and the New Braunfels Area Car And special thanks to Lonie Soell of New Braunfels for two beautiful handmade quilts and to Bonnie Crittenden for a lovely apple Joy Williams of Freeport for her handmade and Karen Glessner of Fort Worth for the many handmade goodies she Thanks also to the senior citizens who gave their time Members of the foundation sincerely thank all of these people for the generous donation of the proceeds from their hard That is true community spirit Everyone is invited to join us at 610 May for the Jubilee Dance and ballroom The cost is per per soft drinks and snacks will be Please help us make these Sunday dances a success for the center and have a lot of fun with your Marie Dawson is a correspondent for the Comal County Senior Citizens GOPNWPEWJTrlE CCMBAT KILLING Clinton working to form new Iran policy WASHINGTON For the Presi dent Bill Clinton has provided public and pri vate indications that at least one element of his evolving foreign relationship with Iran is distinctly different from the 12 years of ReaganBush The Clinton administration view is that the Republican administrations strained to find particles of progress from and then pla cated that country through secret weapons secret diplomacy and unrequited wish ful In the last two years of the Bush adminis the former Texas oilman allowed huge purchases of Iranian oil by the United which has directly contributed to an alarming billion arms buildup in Clinton is operating without a compass when it comes to since there is very little prece dent from which to The last three presidents have watched their administra tions selfdestruct in that part of the American foreign policy has been mortgaged on the emergence of the still elusive moderates in the Iranian This tortured history explains why Clinton jaWngfuided wme advisers who believe ikouM reach out to the opposition to the currtflt Iranian regime headed by Hashemi A key test down the road will be whether Clinton ultimately plays his trump card by ending American purchases of Iranian United Nation sanctions for Irans i arms buildup and sup status quo as Clintons foreign policy appears to be in Haiti and there are indications that a new trail is being blazed regarding at least During a recent Senate Secretary of State War a 4 V Ut J Iran ai an inter WPpQrt of terrorism acquisition of of mass Jack Anderson For its partly He had to deal with Iranian hardliners as the chief American negotiator in winning the release of Americans held hostage during the Carter More important for a veteran such as the animus is fueled by Americas closest Arab President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt Regarding Mubarak is a hardliner because it hits Mubarak has informed the United States that he believes Iran is the chief foreign power funding and goading fun damentalists in Egypt into overthrowing his Mubarekis Clinton is still sounding conciliatory in pub In a interview on CBS he said he wished Iran would come into the family of Clintons core fears about Iran found expression in a private communi cation he sent last December to Massoud leader of the most important and largest Iranian opposition the Peoples Rafavi has been building a large Iranian military force capable of overthrowing Raf and is headquartered now in on the Iranian Inside his porters foment strikes and other incidents designed to undermine the government and prepare the stage for an populist foreign policy cannot be divorced from the moral principles most Americans Clinton began the private letter to the rebel We cannot disregard how other gov ernments treat their own Democra cies are more reliable trading partners than They are more likely to protect the environment and to abide by internation al Then came the critical sentence in the Clin ton letter We should regard increased fund ing for democratic assistance as a legitimate part of our national security budget Clinton the politician left it vague whether this meant he would support covert funding now or assist in the reconstruction of Iran if the government were headed by the Moja hedin and if they were Mohammed the Mojahedins foreignaffairs Washington politically U a for Iran and the He makes it clear they will be stepping up their military actions as well as Iranian inter nal What they are seeking jjs CJtfHMlMMJM majority of members in House have already of One of those supporting senators was Al who had an amicable meeting with Mohaddessin after the If they overthrow the fundamentalist mul the of the Massoud promises not to supplant ter ror with Instead ofexporting the rev we shall invite our countrys experts to return to he In democratic Iran no one will be persecuted for his ideology or Jack Anderson and Michael Pintttfr art syndicated columnists for the United Feature
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