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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinion June We In no way seek to condone hateful and big oted But If free speech means It means the right to say things unpopular things that other people disagree Sam Stratman Congressional 1992 committees working hard D I T O R I A L S Make it stick Violent criminals must be made to serve their entire sentences A state organization now forming in New Braunfels known as People Against Violent Crime has set a meet ing for Jqly 22 at the Senior Citizens Center at 655 Lan At the petitions which will be available for the and interested to The first is a petition asking that the Board of Pardons and Paroles remember the victims friends and the people of Texas when considering the release or parole of convicted The second petition calls for the amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure enabling jurors to be told of the prison overcrowding situation and the good time rule affect on prison The group is calling for the abolishment of the good time rules where only a portion of a sentence may be served after a prisoner is recognized for not having caused problems while in Criminals should be made to understand that there are real penalties for committing Offenders must serve at least 80 percent of their sentence with a maxi mum of 20 percent good time credit reduction for good behavior and participation in substance abuse and Citizens may join People Against Violent Crime at the July 22 The goal is to establish a chapter of that organization to Comal We encourage not only participation in this organiza tion by local but also continued support of stiffer penalties for those who chose to commit Todays editorial was written by Mark Managing Editor of the Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public The editor reserves the right to correct punctua tion and known factual Letters should be kept to 250 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 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Marketing Dee Crockett Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Sec ond class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizen Dis counts 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 Tues day through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 625 9144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Drawer New Ths Comal County Senior Citizens Foundations Board of Trustees is a working It works hard trying to fulfill the objective of the Foundation which is to promote interest and partcipation in var ious or edu cational activities and to operate a center for the benefit of the senior citizens of this The assets are used in performance of its charita ble functions and support is provided to elderly per sons or the handicapped without regard to the bene ficiaries ability to The Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Senior There are seventeen board There are representatives from the staff from the Bingo Committees and from our Thrift Shop all working Thats why we enjoy the degree of success that we We all try to work Sometimes tempers flare a little because we are all individuals with definite but in the end we work it out and are mature adults enough not to walk out on the At the June 16 meeting it was announced that the Fraternal Order of Eagles had made a monetary donation to help expand our library that the Rotary Club had contributed ths funds to repair our pool and spa and that the Monday Night Square Dancers had provided the means for eight ceiling fans to be purchassd and installed in the Our thanks to all these generous organizations that help the Center to continue It is these Marie Dawson generous organizations and individuals that give us both money and time that create the impetus to build a bigger and Through the actions of the a LongRange Planning Com mittee was established to study ways and means to further the continued operation and forward progress of the Senior The overall thrust of the final report was Do more and betterof what youre doing The consensus was not necessarily a case of grow or go but one of employ and Employ seniors and skills to permit them to enjoy life more and to help others to do so as We are proud of the projects in the works cur rently and feel that Foundation members and the community at large might all be interested in knowing what they The Pool and Spa upgrade and the commerical kitchen are major pro The new Comal County Senior Center sign improves our exterior There are plans to promote the center use upgrade members knowl edgs of the Foundation and establish Hon ors Program for oustanding voluntesrs and initiate income project of wills and Facility of is an ongoing both rountine and replacement It is suggested that the exercise equipment be or It is also suggested that we continue to establish liaison with major community such McKenna Chamber of Kiwanis MHMR and retirement The Foundation should share its knowledge and experiences with the community seeking common ground for mutual support and making this an even better area in which to And there is an indepth study for the expansion of the current facility as our needs and as they have certain ly grown over the past two The Board is grateful to the LongRange Plan ning Committee chaired by Dan and comprised of Ann Ken Dail and Max for all the time and effort put into this study which should give definite guidelines to the efficacy of and time for the future of the Comal County Senior Cit izens As you can we have a working and we have working and working volun teers all the Thank Dear Mr Chrf Pte accept thrift as for the courts decision on Consultant takes up fight against TV violence By DIANE DUSTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Heres a tip for television writers on how to cut some of the blood and gore from their programs without losing suspense Dont think think creative conflict Brian a veteran TV consul tant who already has persuaded many of Hollywoods actioncrazies to buckle up and drink more responsi now hopes to broker the fight over the issue of television of the Entertainment Indus tries says political threats from Congress and public interest groups some demanding an end to all violence on television simply dont sit well with the creative people behind the The industry recognizes some tiling needs to be he But his idea is not to but to challenge the creators to be even more creative about how conflict could still be part of the story line Analysis without spilling Dyaks firm has worked with the movie and television industries since the early 1980s to promote socially responsible Hes tackled AIDS tobacco and drug and alcohol Hes credited with persuading the industry to show its heroes buckling up in their Hes eager now to help Hollywood handle the TV violence A industrysponsored sum mit meeting of movie and TV direc producers is scheduled 2 in Los and Dyaks group is planning some smaller get togethers before that with some of the principal Dyak notes there was no economic risk to the industry in showing its characters wearing seat belts in car But persuading it to curb a drama tradition as old as acting is another story especially since there are so many opinions about what constitutes For the entertainment industry and the antiviolence public interest groups have wholly different said Larry Dyaks vice president of creative who is based in Los At times I think they are talking past each he In meetings with producers and directors from the major net works and Dyak and Deutschman will ask such questions as these Is the current prevalence of vio lence in conflict resolution the way we want to portray ourselves to our children What other dramatic devices are available What other alternatives will sell in an era of global markets and an expanding range of channels Dyak got his start as a school teacher and director of centers for runaway After a career of delinquency pre hot free clinics and drug he began looking for new opportunities about 13 years Because of my work in public I could see that the entertain ment community was not as present in public health arenas as it could said With the help of columnist Jack Anderson and a Hollywood he raised enough money to set up an office advising the entertainment industry on drug Nancy Reagan took up the antidrug a Hollywood drug scandal erupted and Dyaks consul tancy took off with both government grants and money from the entertain ment Dyak worked to remove portrayals of drugs as funny or macho and advised the entertainment how to accurately depict conse quences of using Today in History By The Associated Pr0M Today is June the 175th day of There are 190 days left in the Todays Highlight in On June Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift of supplies into he citys western sec tor to counter the On this date In the forces of Scotlands King Robert I defeated the English in the Battle of In the first recorded sighting of North Amer ica by a European took place as explorer John on a voyage for spotted probably in presentday In Henry Vffl was crowned king of In Margaret a niece of Lord Balti was ejected from the Maryland Assembly after demanding a place and vote in that governing In the first republican constitution in France was In authorjournalist Ambrose Bierce was born in Meigs In President died in He was In more than 800 people died when the excursion steamer Eastland capsized at Chicagos Clark Street In France signed an armistice with Italy during World War In the Republican National meeting in nominated New York Thomas Dewey for president In Resurrection a shantytown con structed as part of the Poor Peoples March on Wash was closed down by In people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New Yorks John Kennedy International Airport Ten years ago The space shuttle car rying Americas first woman in Sally coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Five years ago Pope John Paul on a visit to condemned Nazism during a stopover at the Mauthausen death camp where World War n prisoners One year ago The Supreme in a 54 deci strengthened its 30year ban on officially spon sored worship in public prohibiting prayer as a part of graduation Todays Birthdays Actor Al Molinaro is Comedian Jack Carter is Movie director Claude Chabrol is Actress Michele Lee is Labor Secretary Robert Reich is Actress Nancy Allen is   

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