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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Pfige 4 Tuesday Oct Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Mark Lyon about the Opinion page call ext 21 Q U O T A B L Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without free dom to think Bergen Evans author 1946 D I T O R I A L United Way aims high 1994 campaign already greeted with positive generous response Already underway the 1994 Comal County United Way Campaign will try to meet a lofty goal of to support local agencies and charities Although the goal seems to be high it is a realistic one after last years goal of was met and exceeded From the funds raised last year and every year thousands of people right here in Comal County are given hope and opportunity Recently the Comal ISD gathered 346 pledges and have donated while New Braunfels ISD a smaller district has collected more than for United Way Also local ReMax realtors accomplished 100 percent participation and were able to donate According to United Way Director Joe Worl this years drive is currently riding at 35 to 40 percent of goal and the momentum is building In situations such as this where a great portion of the antici pated goal comes early it is easy to become complacent and to assume that everyone else is taking care of However this is not the case in Comal County where the goal might be met early in the campaign Those who have given or are planning to give to the United Way know that efforts like the United Way are not about goals although we certainly try to reach them It is about peo ple and our willingness and ability to help them It is because of these people and the good people who are working hard for the United Way that more than enough is not too much Todays editorial was written by Mark Lyon managing edi tor for the Write 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to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the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 Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfela Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens jSeneral DuVall Managing Lyon Advertising Davis Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified Reininger City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the NewBrawifelsHeraldZeiiung DSPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by Braun fels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year S56 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months pne year Mail outside Texas three months six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Iiriday or by am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or 210 6060846 tollfree for Seguin Marion Garden Ridge Bracken Bulvcide and San Antonio by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSIMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Draw er311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Opinion m mi II Learn to Listen to Yourself Nancy Logan In my last column I shared with you information about how we affect our liveSjWith our selftalk selfevaluative Ongoing feedback we were given by important people in our lives especially as children is frequently replayed in our adult lives but instead of others commenting to us we comment to our selves This selftalk can be affirming and encouraging or critical and demeaning or a combination of both The way we talk to ourselves significantly affects us we bombard ourselves with commentary all the time If that selftalk is primarily negative and discour aging we end up essentially emotionally abusing ourselves This is not to say that we should not fairly and honestly judge our thoughts feelings and behav iors We need to recognize our mistakes in order to learn and grow from them We need to realize our part in problems so we can do something produc tive in solve or manage them Selfaffirming and positive selftalk is not a blanket belief that we do no wrong Instead it is learning to accept ourselves as flawed but striving people giving credit where due and learning from mistakes The Three Rs of helping with this problem con sist of Recognizing selfabusive self talk Reject ing it as irrational or exaggerated and untrue and then Replacing it with realistic positive and encouraging statements Recognizing selfabusive selftalk involves learning to listen to the way we talk to ourselves and notice when we become irrational and abu sive Our selftalk is usually subconscious which means it is like background music although it is nbt actively attended to it is heard and sets a mood and can readily be brought to active memo ry when we want Learn to listen to yourself Learn to recognize selfcritical and selfdemeaning Rejecting selfabusive selftalk involves casting those thoughts away You are the sole occupant in your mind You can consciously turn off the abusive tapes of the past We can and do discard many thoughts and can change our minds I encourage you to scream silently in you mind Stop it call yourself by Stop it I choose to cease abusing myself Repeat as necessary which will be frequent at first Tell yourself as strongly as you would like to if you heard some one verbally abusing a child you loved Replacing selfabusive selftalk involves consid ering the situation accepting appropriate responsi bility and refraining from generalizing the situa tion to the very situation such as always and Some words need to be completely banned from your selftalk stupid dumb worthless Other selfcritical statements need to be adapted to be more realistic For exam ple if you forgot to lock your house that is a prob lem which you probably want to stop You could abusively slate Im so dumb Im an adult sup posedly and I cant even remember to lock the house Ill never amount to anything if I cant remember anything even that Guess what is likely to happen following tins self talk This person is likely to feel bad about self become even less able to concentrate and remember small details and not address the problem In contrast under the same situation the person could say to self I need to be more careful about locking the door when I leave because I am fre quently thinking about my day and sometimes for get Ill try to help myself remember by putting a note across my speedometer in the car when I get home at night until it becomes more a habit to lock the This person can then go on with their day knowing many problems can be solved More difficult situations require more effort to remain positive and selfaffirming For example if someone loses a job due to mistakes they made it remains important to learn from the mistakes while at the same time focus on problem solving rather than being overly critical of self I made a serious mistake and I need to learn from it is honest and important information for self I never learn from mistakes Im so stupid that I even got fired neither solves the problem nor encourages the person to improve The way we talk to ourselves is important to selfunderstanding and to leading a pleasant and effective life It sets the stage for positive and productive living or for negative and selfdefeating living Next week this article will address how our expectations of self and other influence what hap pens in our lives the SelfFulfilling Dr Logan is a in private practice in Braunfels maintaining a general practice to serve adults adolescents children couples and criminal Justice Kidnapped identify the m icopto With Mends like this Clinton doesnt need Dole By DAVE SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Clinton administration officials spent count less hours consulting with Republi cans to ensure approval of a tariff cutting world trade agreement before the election At every opportunity they proudly pointed to the administrations bipar tisanship But they overlooked an opponent within the Democrauc ranks Sen Ernest Rollings of South Car olina who calls himself a friend of the president said he warned Trade Representative Mickey Kantor back in April that he would stand in Clintons way if given a chance I told Mickey not to come in here at the last minute with a weve gotlosavethepresident kind of Rollings told reporters But that is exactly what the admin istration did when it introduced a bill last week implementing the 123 nation pact negotiated under the Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Oct 4 the 277th day of 1994 There are 88 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Oct 4 1957 the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik the first manmade satellite into orbit around the Earth On this date In 1777 George Washingtons Analysis General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Under the special lasttrack rules for consideration of trade bills Rollings can hold G ATT in his Com merce Science and Transportation Committee for 45 days Just before sending the bill to Con gress Clinton met with Rollings at the White House Administration officials held their breaths hoping Rollings would permit a vote before the Senates scheduled adjournment this Friday Bui he stood firm and now the Senate will have to return for a lame duck session on Nov 30 and Dec 1 So the world trade accord like health care reform before it has become another accomplishment Clinton cannot cite before the Nov 8 midterm elections And the president will be in the embarrassing position of attending AsianPacific free trade talks in Indonesia in November with GATT still hanging GATT supporters arc putting the best face possible on the delay Sen ate Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Patrick Moynihan said GATT backers have the votes to pass it plus an assured date for a vote That knowledge should strengthen Clintons hand in Indone sia he said But its still not entirely clear the GATT bill is troublefree A simple majority of the Senate isnt enough It must clear a 60vote procedural hurdle Despite the position hes put the administration in Rollings insists he is indeed a friend of Clintons They just dont see eyetoeye on trade The administration says GATT will create a halfmillion jobs But Rollings says no matter how much freer trade helps interests in such areas as pharmaceutical patents and computer software it will cost jobs in basic manufacturing includ ing the manufacturing of textiles in South Carolina And recalling his losing fight over the North American Free Trade Agreement Rollings is not above savoring the fact that he has the upper hand if only temporarily I said Mr President you beat me on Rollings said So on GATT you get those Republican votes because Im absolutely opposed to this free trade The predicament has Democratic senators slewing over the administra tions handling of the trade accord I think they should have anticipat ed some of these objections earlier and handled them said Sen Max Baucus chairman of the Finance trade subcommittee Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas said Rollings may be doing everyone a service by allowing more time for highprofile debate of GATT troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown Pa The attack lost momentum and the Americans suffered heavy casualties In 1822 the 19th president of the United States Rutherford B Hayes was born in Delaware Ohio In 1887 the first issue of the Inter national Herald Tribune was published as the Paris Herald Tribune In 1931 the comic strip Dick Tra created by Chester Gould made its debut In 1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps where the Nazi leader sought Italys help in lighting the British In 1957 the television series Leave It to Beaver premiered on CBS In 1958 the first transAtlantic pas senger jetliner service was begun by British Overseas Airways Corporation with lights between London and New York In 1965 Pope Paul VI became the fust reigning pontiff to visit the West em Hemisphere and address the General Assembly In 1970 rock singer Janis Joplin 27 was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room In 1976 agriculture secretary Earl resigned in the wake of a conuo versy over a joke hed made about blacks In 1978 funeral services were held at the Vatican for Pope John Paul I In 1985 the Shiile Muslim group Islamic Jihad issued a statement claim ing it had killed American hostage William Buckley   

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