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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 March I Opinion with Managing Editor Mark Lyon about the Opinion page call 6259144 Opinion QUOTABLE Be sparing of speech and things will come right of LaoTze Chines philosopher C 650 B C EDITORIAL Lotto fever strikes Texas The lottery is humming but there are questions about it Get on line early if you want to have a chance at the million Lotto Texas jackpot because state officials expect to sell more tickets than there are Texans by Wednesdays drawing The jackpot is the largest since the Texas lottery was established and the ninth largest ever in the United States The possibility of a million return on a investment is mighty tempting and there doesnt seem to be much harm in dropping a couple of dollars After all the anticipation and excitement of watching the drawing and checking your ticket is probably worth the dollar even if you lose But now that the lottery is well established and running smoothly it is time for the state to take a look at whether it is working the way it was hoped Is the state making as much money off the lottery as was hoped Are the payouts matching the 50 percent of money collected that was promised Is the cost of running the lottery as low as was hoped Are the commercials and other promotions appro priate or do they go too far in encouraging people to gamble One disturbing finding reported by Texas researchers is that those who can least afford to lose the money spend the most on the lottery While most reports indicate that the Texas Lottery is a great success it couldnt hurt to take a closer look the questions raised above And good luck Wednesday Todays editorial was written by City Editor Roger 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 260 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to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the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 Mall letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sultens General DuVall Managing Advertising Davis Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified Reininger Composition Ann Waide Published on Sunday mornings and weekday roarings Tueaday through Bi day by New BrawfelsHeraldZeitung USPS 377680 707 Lsnda or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Coral County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by iteNewBrauiifelsHeraldZcitunginNvN Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Sepaor months one year Mail defiveiywitskleCopMaQxBity in Texas toee months six monlhs one year Mail outside Texas six one year Subjcriben who have not racwived poa Tuesday toough v by llun on Sunday Buying an early gift is a new experience Today I did something Ive never done before I bought my wife a Valen tine in January Now I realize this may not seem like anything all that extraordinary to organized folks who take down their Christmas lights before Feb ruary and plant their tomatoes before July But my normal time to pur chase a Valentine has been at on Feb 14 Waiting until then simpli fies the task more than you may realize By then only three dogeared selections remain on the rack Waiting like this has often guaranteed my dear lady a far more expensive card than her tightwad husband might have preferred The only decent card left so late is often one too high priced for any of the earlybird shoppers to look at it twice Gene Shelburne But its how we treat each other every day that really counts Imagine my consternation in the greeting card aisle today facing a scenario I had never encountered before A card rack filled with dozens of selections With multiple copies of each one All with envelopes that still matched Incredible For a moment I stood frozen with indecision Like a centipede on a dance floor trying to decide which foot to move first Confession is good for the soul they tell me so I probably should confide that I really went to the card shop to buy my patient woman a birthday card On the precise morning of her birthday True to my Christian cardbuying philosophy Take no thought for tomorrow Let the days concern be sufficient for the So I showed up at the checkout counter with two cards in hand laying them face down Couldnt make up your mind huh the chirpy gal behind the cash register joshed me Which was great It let me crow little about my virgin virtue of purchasing a Valentine 20 whole days before Cupid was scheduled to fly The checkout lady didnt seem terribly impressed My vantage point on all of this of course is hopelessly masculine My love for my lady runs too deep to be captured in a card Long ago I learned that women seem to prize these special day expressions inordinately so I try to comply But like most men I am convinced that the words I speak and the things I do on every ordinary day are a far more important way to tell my gal I love Gene Shelburne is a minister He may be con tacted at 2310 Anna Amarillo TX 79106 Clinton unveils jobs plan at conference DETROIT Clin ton who brought together ministers from the worlds richest industrial democracies to discuss jobs policies presenting his plan to end chronic worldwide unemployment White House aides were billing Clintons speech today before the Group of Seven Jobs Conference as a major economic policy address Afterward Clinton was flying to Boston leaving Vice President Al Gore and four Cabinet members to chair individual sessions In a preview of the speech Clinton said Sunday that he would ask Japan and the European nations to use tax and interest rate cuts and other mea sures to stimulate their economies In every advanced economy now there are problems rewarding work with higher wages Many many peo ple are stuck with wages that do not go up even when they work Clinton said while touring a job train ing center in a decaying Detroit neighborhood Ministers attending the twoday conference will try to forge a coordi Analysis nated approach he said We are looking for answers to unlock this We are looking for ways that we can create more opportunity for people like Clinton told stu dents at the stateoftheart training facility called Focus HOPES Cen ter for Advanced Clinton was delivering the confer ences keynote address today before top economic policy leaders from Japan Germany Britain France Canada Italy and the United States which make up the socalled Group of Seven nations Earlier in an interview with The Detroit Free Press the president said the ministers must build a consensus that unemployment in one country affects unemployment in another that stagnant wages in one country affects stagnant wages in another that the rich countries have common interests in continuing to Separately Canadian Human Resources Minister Lloyd Axworthy also emphasized the need for cooper ation If we dont work together I believe we could in some cases undermine what each is he said If we do this together we can reinforce what each other is Axworthy said conference partici pants should identify employment issues that could presented as a top priority at the G7s July economic summit in Naples Italy High unemployment has been a problem in all seven nations although the United States has pro duced more jobs than Europe Unem ployment rates above 10 percent have plagued many European nations for more than a decade and the prob lem has worsened as Germany with Europes biggest economy has strug gled with a recession The bad news behind the creation of new jobs in the United States is that wellpaid factory workers are losing their jobs as manufacturers seek cheaper labor in Asia and Mexi co In return they are getting lower paying service sector jobs widening the income gap between wealthier f and poorer Americans There also is concern that cas education and training are unable to produce workers with skills needed to compete in the increasingly technical global market place In Japan the jobsproducing machine of the worlds second largest economy has been damaged by a prolonged recession and some Japanese companies have been forced to retreat from their timehon ored guarantees of lifetime employ1 ment for their workers Clinton said in the Detroit Free Press interview that he hoped the 1 conference participants would devel op a coordinated strategy that could be refined at the Naples summit Frankly Im going to gauge how forthcoming and how open they all seem to be on this at this conference in Clinton said Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday March 15 the 74th day of 1994 There are 291 days left in the year This is Buz zard Day in Hinckley Ohio Todays Highlight in History On March IS 44 Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius On this date ID 1493 Christopher Columbus relumed to Spain after his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere In 1767 the seventh president of the United States Andrew Jackson was bom in Waxhaw In 1820 Maine became the 23rd state ID 1875 the Roman Catholic archbishop of New Yak John MeCloskey was named the first Amer ican cardinal by Pope Pius IX In 1913 President Wilson hdd the first open pres ideadal news conference In years ago the American Legion was founded in Paris In years ago during World War JJ Allied bombers again raided Germanheld Monte Cassj no In 1956 the Frederick LoeweAlan Jay Lemer musical My Fair starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews opened on Broadway In 1964 Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton in Montreal it was her fifth marriage his second In 1965 addressing a joint session of Congress President Johnson called for new legislation to guar antee every Americans right to vote In 1977 the House of Representatives began a 90day test to determine the feasibility of showing its sessions on television Ten years ago A jury in Miami acquitted Officer Luis Alvarez of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Nevell Johnson a black man whose 1982 death triggered three days of riots Five years ago Soviet President Mikhail S Gor bachev convened a twoday meeting of the Com munist Partys Central Committee to decide on agri cultural reforms One year ago Searchers found the body of the sixth and last victim of the World Trade Center bombing in New York Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met at the White House with President Clinton then offered to negotiate the return of part of the Golan Heights to Syria Todays Birthdays Actor Macdonald Carey is 81 Former astronaut Alan L Bean is 62 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 61 Actor Judd Hirsch is 59 Beach Boy Mike Love is 53 Rhythm n blues star Sly Stone is 50 Rock guitarist Ry Cooder is 47 Thought for Today People are if anything more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought EJ White Amer lean author and humorist sn r
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