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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeliung Friday Feb O U O T A D The world Is ftill of happy people but no one ever heart of You have to fight and make a scandal to get into the Gene SfrartonPorter novelist naturalist 1800 E D I T O R I A L Congratulations recognition given to those who make the world better Kudos a weekly feature of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is intended to highlight the good news of our com munity It is an effort to recognize the good things people do for one another Every week in this space we will highlight and give praise to those who have been honored or have made signifi cant contributions If you know someone deserving recognition call Mark Lyon managing editor at 6259144 Also you can submit your Kudos in writing to Kudos New Braunfels Herald Zeitung 707 New Braunfels Texas 78130 This weeks Canyon Middle School adrninistrators and teachers for sponsoring a job fair Thursday for students Thanks are also given to the many businesses and individuals who participat ed v All veterans especially those who have been hospitalized or those who provide care for hospitalized veterans This week was declared Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week by the New Braunfels City Council Howard Dietz Owner of Dietz Gun Shop and Range for providing a pistol rifle and shotgun firing range to the New Braunfels Police Department The city leases the property for only per year Members of the Semicentennial Parade Committee who worked hardlasirjight to stuff envelopes Preparations are under way for the Sesquicentennial Parade in 1995 Werner Kiesling Kevin Webb Rick Kiesling Lester Price for restoring the wagon to be used in the Sesqmcentemilal Hide which will be held in April 1995 All those people who participated in the Circle Arts Theatres of Wwsense Local comment has spread the word that was wonderful Write us The letters on any public iuue The editor the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and knownfactfialerfcn Letters should be kept to 260 words We publish only ordinal mall addressed to The New Braunfels Herald signature Also an address and a telephone number publication must be included Please cite date of any article that it mentioned Preference li given to writers who have not been published in the Lettori to the Editor The New Braunfela HtraldZeitung Drawer 311J28 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Zeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVail Managing Mark Lyon Advertising Davis Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt t A PlMshed on Sunday and weekday moniings day by the New Braunfcb HeraktZeitung 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Bnwnfipls Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels HerafdZeitwg in New Braunfela Texas USPS 377880 Oilier three month pie year Senior Citizen Discounts by canier delivery only jfe rapothj one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in side Texas one year ved a newspaper by Tuesday Caiiyon Lake Bulverde and San Anto A1 or by Uaon on Sunday tot New Braunfels HcrddZcitm My how imaginations get carried away Mark Lyon HeraldZeitung readers will remember last Sundays edi torial which stated the news papers position in favoring a debate of the county judge candidates Incumbent County Judge Carter Casteel respectfully declined our invitation to take part in that debate stating that she would not subject herself her family and the public to an additional dose of what she deemed an outburst by chal lenger Ted Key It is not the position of this newspaper to blame Judge Casteel for not taking pan in our debate nor was it our intent to try and chastise Judge Casteel for her decision We were in fact stating that we should always be in favor of putting issues on the table in front of the public especially when that can be done in a controlled atmosphere and sponsored by an unbi ased party in this case the HeraldZeitung I say that after having been shocked and disap pointed at responses to our survey of last Sunday Do you agree with Judge Casteels decision not to debate where many members of the vojing public have said that a debate has already taken place and then criticize the newspaper for trying to put one on in the first place To me that says we dont want this opportunity or how dare you try to bring issues before the public One citizen said that voters should rely on repu tation alone Another said that the forums held to date have not been forums but in fact have been debates Another claimed we were following up on a request by Ted Key to present a trap for Judge Casteel My how imaginations get carried away Some times conveniently so to the point that what a per son wants to think is made to fit perfectly with something that is not necessarily the same thing I say to those who truly believe what they pre sented in their responses this newspaper has not and will not align itself with any candidate period We are not Republicans and we are not Democ rats we are journalists It is our job every day to be fair and unbiased yet it also our job to make sure voters are as informed as they can be before mak ing their decision at the polls Reputation What kind of reputation did Richard M Nixon have when we elected him Where did we end up with that choice Nixon did debate Kennedy years before his presidency and even that did not shed light on what would come years later The public needs every bit of informa tion and insight it can stand and more Comal County citizens should crave dialogue on issues which directly affect them A candidate may voice his or her official stance on an issue at one point in time but do you think that is all that can be said about that issue even by that same candi date Ive witnessed a candidate who later won an election take ideas from which her opponent cam paigned on during not one but two debates and made them into reality during her tenure in office She admitted when incorporating those ideas that they came from her opponent during the cam paign This was truly an elected official looking out for the best interests of her constituency She initially pointed out that just because it wasnt my idea doesnt mean it was a bad idea In fact it was a very good idea and should be put into Ideally that is how our system should work We should strive to make the best ideals and philoso phies work for everyone including the Republi cans the Democrats and the people who could care less about being a part of either party and instead just want to be able to lead a peaceful and productive life without political party affiliation People have tried diligently to label the Herald Zeitung as proKey and proCasteel throughout this campaign so far This usually happens when they read something in our pages with which they dont agree with that was said or written by some one who feels differently about a given subject Is there such a thing as thinking wrong or mink ing politically incorrectly It is our duty to provide a forum for everyones opinion not just the ones that will cause lessfric tion or the ones we think most will agree with Newspapers are not perfect We make mistakes and we accept criticism for those mistakes But dont criticize this newspaper or any other for try ing to better inform the public even if you think you know everything that can be possibly known about the issues Odds are and time sometimes proves you really dont Mark Lyon is Managing Editor for the Herald Zeitung Syndicated columnist Dave Barry who usually appears in this space on Fridays will return next TOTWE OLYMPIC Clintons take health care campaign to elderly By RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON dent and Mrs Clinton are beginning a twoweek push to try to convince senior citizens that the White House strategy is the best medicine for the nations health care ills The presidents speech today to an elderly crowd at Edison marks the latest attempt by the White House to focus its health care cam paign on a specific audience or issue In the previous two weeks Clinton and his aides pounded home the same theme The nations health care system is in crisis We think one of the really strong parts of the presidents health care plan is how we treat seniors things we do with drugs and long term White House spokesman Jeff Eller said We also know were better when we concentrate on one Mrs Clinton renewed her attacks Analysis on the health insurance industry Tuesday We have to change the insurance market and the way it she told the American Legion Mrs Clinton also renewed her attack on the Health Insurance Asso ciation of Americas television ads that criticize the Clinton plan and its mandatory insurance purchasing alliances You know these television adver tisements that theyve spent about million on saying that were going to take away your choice Well thats just flat Mrs Clinton said The oneday trip comes amid pres sure to drop or scale back Clintons proposal that the government assume companies cost of health care cover age for early retirees Eliminating that provision a favorite of Mrs Clinton and some major save more than half of the increase in the deficit that the Congressional Budget Office predicted would come from Clin tons health care plan Under Clintons plan doctors would not be able to charge senior citizens more than Medicares reim bursement rate It also would expand access to longterm care and provide partial prescription drug coverage White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers said Since opening his health care cam paign a year relaunching it last has struggled to retain momentum in part because of the failure to remain focused on the issue Aides hope to solidify their sales job by picking a topic and sending the president his wife and his Cabi net across the country to promote it Later this week Clinton was to meet with leaden of elderly groups and corporate chiefs to discuss his health care plan In order to give it some sort of coherent state weve tried to do some things on the positive side of the Eller said Without providing specifics Eller said the White House has other top ics in mind for future twoweek splashes The site of the address was Mid dlesex County College in Edison in an area that Eller said includes senior citizens The American Association of Retired Persons is cosponsoring the event Clinton focused on crime Tuesday surrounding himself in a field of uni forms at the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy to prod Congress for a quick and tough crime bill The American people have waited on this bill long he said Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Friday Feb 18th the 49th day of 1994 There are 316 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Feb 18th 1861 Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederate States of Ameri ca in Montgomery Ala On this date In 1546 Martin Luther leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany died In 1564 the artist Michelangelo died in Rome In 1885 Mark Twains Adventures of Huckle berry Finn was published in the United States for the first time ID 1930 the ninth planet of our solar system Pluto was discovered ID 1953 Bwana the movie that herald ed the ThreeD fad of the 1950s opened in New York In 1960 the Vm Winter Olympic Games were formally opened in Squaw Valley by Vice President Nixon In 1970 the Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention In 1972 the California Supreme Court struck down the states death penalty ID 1977 the space shuttle sitting atop a Boeing 747 went on its maiden reaching altitudes of up to feet above the Mojave Desert In 1988 Anthony M Kennedy was sworn in as the 104th justice of the Supreme Court Ten years ago Italy and the Vatican signed a revised concordat under which Roman Catholi cism ceased to be the state religion ofltaly At the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo Katarina Witt of East Germany won the gold medal in womens figure skating Rosalynn Stunners of the United States won the silver Five years ago Author Salman Rushdie under a death sentence from Irans Ayatollah Khomeini for his book The Satanic expressed regret for any distress hed caused Muslims One year ago President Clinton hosted a cam paignstyle rally at St Louis Union Station to enlist citizen support for his economic plan Todays Birthdays Actor Jack Palance is 74 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurtey Brown is 72 Actor George Kennedy is 69 Sen John Warner is 67 Movie director Mikxj Forman is 62 Singer Yoko Ono is 61 Actress Cybill Shepherd is 44 Singer Juice Newton is 42 Actor John Travol ta is 40 Game show hostess Vanna While is 37 Actress Greta Scacchiii 34 Actor Matt Dillon U 30 Actress Molly Ringwaldis 26
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