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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinion 1993 L Q U 0 I A R I I Those who begin coercive elimina tion of dissent soon find themselves exterminating Robert Jackson Supreme Court 1943 E D I T O R I A I S Teaching for tests State should reform TAAS test policy to maintain objectives This past HeraldZeitung readers were given a report on a Comal Independent School District board At this particular several mem bers of the audience stepped forward to air their objections to a district policy that prohibited stu dents who failed the Tbxas Assessment of Academic Skills TAAS exit exam from participating in gradu ation across the city at New Braunfels High students who failed the test there will be allowed to participate in tomorrow nights cere brings to light just one of many problems that have come via the TAAS It was with good intention that the state decided to implement the test to ensure that every student graduated from high school knowing what they are supposed to this method is continu ously proving itself to be more harmful than The fact state testing is forcing teachers to teach for a rather than teach a certain cur In some students just dont take tests well for any number of Lets get back to basics teaching kids and work harder to make this possible while keeping the emphasis of graduating fullyeducated Lets take another look at TAAS and make a Todays editorial was written by Mark managing editor of the New Braunfels Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public letters are condensed with the objective of printing as many of them as space We also correct punc tuation and known factual We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers an address and a telephone which are not for must be Please cite the page number and date of any article that is Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Marketing Dee Crockett Classified Reinlnger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New BraunfeU 707 Landa or Drawer New Tx Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New U8P8 877 880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six one Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 6269144 or 210 6681900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Council of Garden Clubs are number one We at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center know we have the best center in the State of We know we have the best guess what Now we know we have the best landscap ing and thanks to the New Braunfels Council of Garden The Council submitted an application to the Texas Garden Clubs for a Community Service The purpose of this award is to reward clubs for gardenrelated service to the They entered their Comal County Senior Citizens Center landscaping project The council was in statewide com petition with other garden clubs that had won first place in their The New Braunfels Council won First Place in the State of and are we proud of them and that our Senior Center was presented for all to recognize and Lila Schoenfeld was president of the Council at the time of the Senior Center pro The current president is Marcia I would like to thank them both for provid ing background information on the organiza tion and how they started this The Council is a member of the National Council of State Garden South Cen tral Texas Garden Clubs and Dis trict In Texas there are 649 Garden Clubs and The five local clubs that have been the most active are Comal Garden Four Seasons Garden Guada Coma Garden Landa Garden Club and the Mens Garden Each club president and two representatives Maria Dawson make up the after 40 Landa Garden Club and the Mens Garden Club went its separate In case you want to know all the fine work this organization does for the just keep on The Council has fulfilled its objective to promote conservation and civic beautifica tion by planting trees in Landa Park Abore Several years they honored all past presidents of the Council by planting a tree in their honor in the This is known as Presidents Since that a tree has been planted on Arbor Day to honor the immediate past This project has enabled New Braunfels to receive the designation Tree The Council is responsible for landscaping the tree triangles at Seguin and Highway 81 giving visitors to our city a good first impres They encourage member clubs to plant trees each Arbor Trees have been planted at community service f FEDERAL DEFICJI Its hard to tell Republicans lost the last election By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP From listening to its hard to tell they lost the last presidential In theyre having such a good time cashing in on President Clintons abundance of its almost as if theyre glad they But with such readymade material as the controversies over President Clintons haircut aboard Air Force One and the of his travel office the Republican enthu siasm is Democrats are now in a perpetual state of snake said Mary onetime campaign political director for former Presi dent now a GOP adviser and cable TV talk show says she recognizes the Analysis syndrome from having been One thing illuminates and exacerbates the next The White House aboutface announce ment Tuesday that five of the seven employ ees of the travel office really arent fired at all just suspended with pay only gave more ammunition to the Republi cans and added yet another bizarre twist to a week of troublesome Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole glee fully refers to the controversy over the trav el office and the White Houses fumbling efforts to involve the FBI as Travelgate is no longer just a perception its an outright Dole said He said the controversy in par ticular questionable contacts between the White House press office and the FBI takes you back to and as a I can tell you of the repercussions of And while the travel office episode pales against Watergate crimes of the Nixon administration two decades Dole and other Republicans have not let many oppor tunities pass without publicly needling Clin He has literally done more to unite the Republican Party than Ill ever said Haley chairman of the Republican National Republicans readily concede that Clinton can still turn things around if he works hard to regain control of his image and his mes and the Animal Landscaping has been provided for Conser vation Eden and McKenna Hospital to name only a One member club has maintained a Bird Sanctu ary at one of the nursing homes for the enjoyment of Each year a Civic Beautification Award is presented to a local business on the basis of excellence in adaptation of landscape design to the selection of plant material for site and climate xeriscaping con tinuous maintenance of grounds and and overall visual impact Some of the busi nesses who have received this award are Mill Johnson and Many others have received honorable Through this award the Council has encour aged local businesses to beautify and main tain their The Councils most recent project and the winner was the landscaping of the Senior Center on Landa The planning of this project was started before the center was With the help of a landscape architect and the xeriscape plant ing was completed in the spring of 1992 and was dedicated in There is no wonder that the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens Foundation members are proud of the New Braunfels Council of Gar den We feel the whole community has received bountiful gifts from Now its time to congratulate the Council for a job well After they are Number Today in history By The Associated Press Today is May the 147th day of There are 218 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On May the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Fran cisco and Marin was opened to the On this date In the first recorded American exe cution of a witch took place in Massachu In American reformer Amelia Jenki who popularized the garment that bears her was born in In American gunfighter and fron tiersman Wild Bill Hickok was born in Troy In years Walt Disneys Acad emy Awardwinning animated short The Three Little Pigs was first In the Supreme Court struck down the National Industrial Recovery In the Cunard liner Queen Mary left England on its maiden In amid rising world Pres ident Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed an unlimited national In the German battleship Bismarck sank off with a loss of In independent Indias first prime Jawaharlal In the City of New York fined human fly George Willig one penny for each of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center hed scaled the day In in representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to Chinese control in Ten years ago A federal grand jury indict ed former Environmental Protection Agency official Rita Lavelle for contempt of Con Lavelle was later acquitted of the con tempt but was convicted in a separate trial of   

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