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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 f f t I t 5 I I Q U O T A Liberty is todays unlvwsly t4mHitrtlor 1949 EDITORIAL A Hummel Welcome Large valuable private collection donated to local museum will arrive here Thursday On Thursday at 10 the Hummel Museum will wel come the arrival of more than Hummel collectables donated to the museum by a California collector The collec tions value is estimated at and it is one of the largest private collections in the United States The collection includes invaluable pieces such as plates plaques bells dolls and lamps all with Hummel figures uniquely crafted in the Hummel tradition Many of them are limited editions and are valued at over each The donated collection comes to the Hummel Museum at a most opportune time the official grand opening will take place on Oct with a wide array of activities Among the activities will be one main event that will sure ly draw any Hummel collector or admirer out to see Master Sculptor Gerhard Skrobek from W Goebel Porzellanfabrik in Roedental Germany will be on hand as will Jacques Nauer from Zug Switzerland owner of the museums 2dimentional collection and a host of other Hummel officials both local and international Master Sculptor Skrobek will sign commemorative figurines from 11 to 1 that day It promises to be like the Hummel itself a real attraction for the city of New Braunfels The Hummel a unique muse um will draw tourists to New Braunfels for 12 months every year with all the beautiful art work found inside The HeraldZeitung encourages everyone to put the Hummel grand opening ceremonies on their schedule and be a part of something special for a special place in New Braunfels Todays editorial was written by Mark Lyon Managing Editor for the New Braunfels Write us The New Braunfels 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to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the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 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Bnuinfds HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Advertising EH 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 on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 am on Sunday Postmasjer Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Opinion HerafrZoltung Wednesday Sept Missing light bulb no serious threat Those who keep in touch with what is going on in New Braunfels more specifically those who read the HeroldZeitung know that the subject of restaurant reports have been the talk of late Youve read that they are unfair Youve read that the HeraldZeitung should not publish them Youve read that the restaurants shouldnt com plain Youve read that they should be published Youve seen the results of a readeropinion sur vey published by the HeraldZeitung Youve read a lot of stories from just about every side including todays feature on Page One which tells of one restaurant owner who disagrees with the way the inspections are conducted She has the right to an opinion as does Mr Lara as do you I would like to make it clear that it has never been the intent of the HeraldZeitung to do dam age to the local restaurant industry which by the way is one of our citys most lucrative We merely strive to be informative We opted to begin the reports shortly after my arrival in May The simple reason was that I had published them elsewhere in my experience in newspapers and found it to be valuable to readers Based on that experience I did notice right away that the reports we receive in New Braunfels were much more detailed than some I had seen before Credit or blame Mr Lara for that Knowing that different people do things differently I found noth ing wrong with Mr Laras details Apparently there are those who do At least two Mark Lyon of the replies against the reports in last Sundays survey results stated that the public is too dumb to understand what the reports mean That by the way did not come from anyone in the restaurant business That may be as untrue as saying everyone can understand them What we try to realize in the media is where we can and cannot be flexible in the descriptive process Leaving out or manipulat ing descriptions merely for the sake of knowing that any reader can understand can also distort the facts or change them altogether In ail honesty missing a light bulb in a back storage room will not hinder or alter the way food is prepared for the public Yet when the infraction shows up on a report the mere length of it created by listing every small infraction can make the report look negative or less than it actually is It can be confusing to some Based on the previous circumstances the Her aldZeitung has decided to discontinue listing each and every infraction and instead list moresignifi cant infractions where the deduction is more than two pouits With this format the public still gets the infor mation it wants the restaurants are not judged by the length of a report and we are also able to use the extra space to get more local news in Though some details in any report can be interesting the bottom line is the score itself Newspapers do have an interest in publishing restaurant reports The public has a right to know just as they do with police activity nursing home facilities and just about every serviceoriented industry reports made on by a competent qualified One caller pointed out that if it were not for the publishing of a report by Ralph Nader we might still be eating some hot dogs with more than twopercent rat hair content That is a disgusting thought But what is more disgusting now or then One of the things I enjoy most about living in New Braunfels is that I dont have to go far to get something good to eat There are more restaurants here that in many communities four times its size And theyre good Based on my personal experience Tve enjoyed my lunches and dinners out and the results of the restaurant reports I have no regret on where Ive eaten and what I ate And my appetite takes me all over town We probably have some of the cleanest most wellkept restaurants in the state and I will continue to be a customer to them However should one of them or some of them fail to continue the current standard readers will know Mark Lyon is Managing Editor for the New Braunfels UUCKYFORTHE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS ONES LOCAL White House using gimmicks in selling health care plan By NANCY BEN AC Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Fax machines tollfoe phone numbers house parties TV town halls sur rogate speakers The Clinton White House plans to use every gimmick of modem communications to sell its health care package to the American people Its pure and simple marketing The goal is to take a proposal of mindnumbing complexity and reduce it to six warm fuzzy princi ples that are hard to argue against security choice savings quality simplicity responsibility Health care thats always will be a key slo gan The audience is a public that is both hopeful and skeptical anxious for more secure and affordable health coverage yet worried it may end up paying more for less President Clinton also got a firm endorsement Monday from Dr C Everett Koop the surgeon gen eral under Republican presidents Reagan and Bush Koop said Clinton had already accomplished more to solve the nations health woes than all of his living predecessors put Clinton called it an astonishing thing that him Analysis dreds of lawmakers signed up for Health Care Uni versity briefings Monday and today with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who led his healthcare task force and the rest of his health advisers But the opposition already is speaking to peoples concerns about the ultimate product with the insur ance industry running ads that warn consumers that medical choices could be limited under health reform Clinton adviser Paul Begala insists that while Americans by nature are wary of anything marked New and they will be receptive to the healthcare package once they get acquainted with it Theyve already been talking about this issue around their kitchen tables for he said Republican pollster Bill Mclnturff however thinks that while the White House is saying all the right things about health care the plan itself will be its undoing Theyre selling exactly the right he said The trouble is the issues people havent produced a document that makes the sale Today in history The complexity of the plan he said gives the pres ident an enormous advantage because people will tend to focus on the appealing slogans rather than details of the plan Clinton himself will be educator in chief on what may be the defining mark of his presidency Last weeks Rose Garden event where the president and his wife heard healthcare horror stories from ordinary Americans is just the type of event the White House will use to mobilize support for the plan Its the most complex public issue our nation has tried to come to grips Clinton said Thats why I wanted to begin with the human face of it That message from the top will be supported every which way possible A healthcare war room at the White House complex already is cranking out 400 taxes a night to members of Congress interest groups and others to cast the plan in its best light On Thursday the day after he presents the plan to Congress Clinton will host a primetime TV town hall broadcast from Tampa Fla Mrs Clinton and Cabinet members and other surrogate speakers will spread across the country delivering the message By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday Sept 22 the 265th day of 1993 There are 100 days left in the year Autumn arrives at pan EOT Todays highlight in history On Sept Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revelutionary War On this date ID 1656 in Patuxent Md an allfemale jury heard the case of a woman accused of murdering her child The jury voted to acquit In 1789 Congress authorized the office of Post masterGeneral In 1792 the French Republic was proclaimed In 1862 President Lincoln issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan In 1927 Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous longcount fight in Chicago In 1949 the Soviet Union exploded its first atom ic bomb In 1958 Sherman Adams assistant to President Eisenhower resigned amid charges of improperly using his influence to help an industrialist In 1964 the longrunning musical Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway In 1975 Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot Pres ident Ford outside a San Fransisco hotel but missed when a civilian bystander grabbed her arm spoiling her aim lo 1980 the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into fullscale war Ten years ago Amid growing calls for his resig nation Interior Secretary James G Watt sent a letter to President Reagan apologizing for remarks hed made the day before about a special advisory com mission calling the comments
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