Thursday, July 8, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 Our papers write stupid things but of course this is the price of Vaclav Havel President of Czechosbvakia 1992 EDITORIALS 4Abig thank you Residents along Guadalupe River keep area warm and friendly In the last few months the Guadalupe River as well as the residents and businesses that surround it have been the target of a great deal of negative press which has high lighted many of the problems that are either present or have been present on the river Though there is much justification for bringing some of these problems to the publics eye the process may have painted a onesided picture of what the Guadalupe River really has to offer The people who live along the river as well as many of the businesses located there are the front line when it comes to first impressions of Comal County New Braun fels and the Guadalupe River area They offer the traditional warm and friendly hospitali ty that many have come to expect from small towns like ours and they do so many of the little things that others forget ignore or never knew about altogether These people many of whom have called the river home for a number of years are genuinely interested in seeing that visitors have a good safe time And when the sum mer visitors leave they play what is probably the biggest role in cleaning up the trash left behind The residents who call the river home once made a deci sion to make it their home And probably did so for obvi ous reasons For years and years since then they have invited visitors to share their home and its beauty They play a handson role in making sure the Guadalupe remains as a vacation favorite among visitors The next time you read or hear of something bad that happened on the river also remember that there are just as many good things going on too It is likely that residents there are at least partly if not more responsible for that With that we offer a big THANK YOU Todays editorial was written by Mark Lyon Managing Editor for the Write us The New Braunfela HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfele Texas 781311328 New Bnumfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens Qeneral DuVall Managing Lyon Marketing Davis Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Fri day by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mail out side Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by fun on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 Opinion HerafrZeftung Thursday July Concern voiced over future of SOS Gladys Bartling director of the Coma Senior Citizens Foundation has fretted and fumed and lost sleep ovathe future of the SOS Food Bank The name is actually the Morse code SOS for help but she likes to think of it as Spirit of Gladys is president of the SOS Other officers are Vice Pres ident Bill Dooliole Secretary Betty Drawe and Trea surer Elmo Fischer For several years SOS was located across West Coll St from the First Protestant Church However the land is now needed for church expansion and that set off a frenzy to find a new place Final plans are in the works for a center to be built at 248 Merriweather St in the near future Currently the food bank is in a temporary location at 186 W Faust Si The Bank moved on July 1 1993 to the current location with the help SOS volunteers many seniors Newcomers club members Lacks Furniture store and Habitat for Humanity workers All help was greatly appreciated The SOS was founded on June by fourteen churches a local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Its purpose is to provide emergency food supplies for lowincome families and for families with emergency needs The SOS does a great service for local people In 1992 they assisted about 600 families and respond ed to requests for badly needed or emergency food supplies This is an all volunteer effort with an average of 118 volunteers each month who worked a Marie Dawson total of hours in 1992 Food supplies are obtained from the San Antonio Food Bank from monthly drives by the participating churches and from distributors and local grocery stores Commitments from the United Fund local churches and community organizations cover oper ating costs and meet the bank payment on the loan obtained to build the new center for SOS Representatives from each of the following orga nizations comprise the Board of Directors for SOS the AARP Assembly of God Comal County Senior Cit izens Center Cross Lutheran Church Eastside Bap tist Church Faith United Church of Christ First Bap tist Church First Protestant United Church of Christ First United Methodist Church New Braunfels Pres byterian Church Oakwood Baptist Church Peace Lutheran Church Salvation Army St Johns Epis copal Church St Paul Lutheran Church Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Retired Senior Volunteer Program As a nonprofit organization the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation Center is one of the recip ients of SOS services Other recipients are the Chil drens Shelter Womens Shelter and Teen Connec tion Anyway everyone is pleased and happy that a home has been found for SOS and that soon the con struction of such will begin I know Gladys sleeps bet ter at night except for worrying about the financial aspect The SOS Food Bank is a worthwhile and extreme ly helpful organization and should be supported by everyone in the community who is able Now I would like to talk about one of my unsung Shirley Kellerman She has her hand and foot in most things going on at the Center She is a member of the staff but she gives beyond the call of duty Shes a mess She keeps everyone laughing and loves to be the first one to tell of the latest crisis whether it be structural financial or a personality clash Shirley pitches in at bingo any office or center related activities answers phones answers every ones questions and in general keeps the whole place stirred up But most important to me Shirley is my guardian and my savior on the computer These articles would be a lot tougher to write if it were not for my computerheaded buddy Thanks a bunch Shirley Younger medical patients should be treated as such By PAUL RECER AP Science Writer WASHINGTON AP In a medical emergency what is good treatment for an adult often can be bad or even fatal for a child Sick and injured children need special equip ment not always available in ambu lances and hospital emergency rooms a study said today The Institute of Medicine report said that in emergency medical care children cannot be treated as if they were just small adults but should be regarded as patients with unique needs far different than those of full grown humans Many people including some in the medical profession dont under stand that children are different from adults both anatomically and emo tionally and require specialized emergency said Dr Martin Eichelberger a physician at the Chil drens National Medical Center in Washington and a member of a com mittee that wrote the report Today in History Analysis Wellmeaning emergency care designed for adults can actually result in more serious injury or even death for some Eichelberger said Ambulances hospital emergency rooms and doctors offices often lack the special equipment sized for small bodies the report said Treating children also requires spe cial training because the small patients experience types of injuries seldom seen in adults and they often respond to trauma and to treatment in ways different from adults For instance normal breathing and heartbeat rates are higher in children than in adults while a youngsters blood pressure is lower These differences in normal rates must be understood in order to distin guish normal and abnormal states in the report said Vital signs such as respiration and blood pressure that can be monitored to quickly determine the deterioration of an adult patient often will not pro vide the same warning of trouble in children Impending shock from loss of blood or dehydration can be hard to detect in children because their gen erally healthier cardiovascular sys tems can maintain normal blood pressures far longer than adult sys tems said the report As a result an injured child can slip sud denly and without warning into a car diac arrest from which there is no recovery the report said Although some adultsized med ical devices will work on children much of the equipment is too large or too powerful or shaped wrong for children Adult breathing tubes which are slipped down the throat to supply emergency oxygen to the lungs are too large for children A child has a smaller airway and his or her larynx is at a different location in the throat Children have small veins and the adultsize needles used for adminis tering emergency fluids often cannot be used safely the report said If the adult equipment is connected there is a risk that it will deliver too much too fast Breathing masks used to push oxy gen into adult lungs can be too pow erful for children and there is a risk that air could be forced into the chest cavity outside the lungs a potential lyfatal condition called pneumotho rax Equipment in four or five different sizes to allow for all ages of chil dren should be available at every stage of the EMS systems the report said A wellequipped ambulance should have pediatric items ranging from smallsized stethoscopes to a stuffed toy for the comfort of a scared child The Institute of Medicine which sponsored the committee that drew up the report is chartered by the National Academy of Sciences By The Associated Press Today is Thursday July 8 the 189th day of 1993 There are 176 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On July William Jennings Bryan capti vated listeners at the Democratic national conven tion in Chicago with his famous speech denounc ing supporters of the gold standard You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of On this date In 1663 King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island In 1776 a Colonel John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered at Independence Square in Philadelphia In 1989 The Wall Street Journal was first pub lished la 1891 Warren G Harding married Florence K DeWolfe in Marion Ohio In 1907 FlorenzZiegfeld staged his first Fol on the roof of the New York Theater In 1919 President Wilson received a tumul tuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France In 1947 demolition work began in New York City to make way for the new permanent head quarters of the United Nations In 1950 General Douglas MacArthur was named Commanderinchief of forces in Korea In 1975 President Ford announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1976 In 1986 Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes In 1989 Carlos Saul Menem was inaugurated as president of Argentina in the countrys first trans fer of power from one democratically elected civil ian leader to another in six decades Ten years ago Turkish assailant Mehmet Ah Agca surprised reporters by charging that Soviet and Bulgarian agents had helped him try to assas sinate Pope John Paul n in 1981 an allegation strongly denied by the Soviets as propaganda Five years ago Irans parliamentary speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani said his nation would not seek revenge against the United States for the shooting down of an Iranian jetliner over the Per sian Gulf that killed 290 people One year ago Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Group of Seven leaders holding their economic summit in Munich Germany where he offered a startling proposal to swap factories ener gy resources and other properties for Russian dibbt Todays Birthdays Former Michigan Gover nor George Romney is 86 Critic Walter Kerr is 80 ABC News President Roone Arledge is 62 Singer Steve Lawrence is 58 Ballerina Cynthia Gregory is 47 Actress Kim Darby is 45

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