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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Page4AB Tuesday April 11 1995 Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 Op Business people assume that if we the press are not advocates we are therefore adver saries We ask the tough questions not because we are opponents but because the questions need to be JohnT Harding news executive 1994 D I T O R I A L Protect yourself With tornado season here you need to know the facts about how to be safe Separating fact from myth can mean the difference between injury and safety in case of a tornado Unfortunately many people believe some dangerous myths about tornadoes Four of the most common and dangerous myths are listed below along with the truth 1 The best place to be during a tornado is in the southwest comer of a building The truth is that the southwest corner is no safer than any other part of the building The safest place to be is in a basement under something sturdy like a work bench If there is no basement seek shelter in a small interi or room in the middle of the building like a closet or a bath room Always stay away from outside walls and windows 2 Windows should always be opened to equalize pressure The truth is that opening windows to equalize pressure dur ing a tornado is ineffective in reducing damage Dont wor ry about windows worry about protecting yourself Also fly ing glass is a real hazard 3 You can outrun a tornado in a car Dont bet your life on it A tornado is unpredictable You cant know which way it is going to go or how fast If you are in a car and a tornado is near get away from the car and lie in a ditch or low area protecting your head with your hands 4 Mobile homes are safe if they are tied down A mobile home is never safe in a violent windstorm such as a tornado If youre in a mobile home when a tornado watch is announced leave and go immediately to a safe structure Or be prepared to take cover in a low area covering your head and the back of your neck Remember take the threat of a tornado seriously It is easy to dismiss tornado watches when they come as often as they do but to do so is to put your life in danger Todays editorial was written by City Editor Roger Croteau 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 Braunfela Ileruld 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 HeruldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Editor and Publisher David Sulleris General Manager Cheryl DuVall Managing Editor Doug Loveday Advertising Director Paul Davis Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Douglas Brandt Classified Manager Karen Reininger City Editor Roger Croteau Published on Sunday mornings und weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the NewttraunfebHeraldZeiiung USPS 377880 707 Lunda or Diawur 31 1328 New Braunlcls Coma Counly Tx 328 Second class postage paid by Ihc Newtirawi fek HeraldZeiiung in New Braunlels Texas Carrier delivered in Coma and Guadalupc counties three months 1 9 six months one year 160 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 outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by Sunday may call 2IOj 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 1 1 on Sunday Send addiess changes to the Ntw Uraunjeti HeraldZeiiung Draw er 3 1 1 328 New Braunfels Tx 78 1 3 1 1 328 GOP delivers on its promises to Ami The 104th Congress was elected to unlock the govern ment shackles hat burden the American middleclass Taxes regulations and mandates have stifled family incomes and cast a shadow over the American dream Federal income taxes are the chief offender Taxes from Washington arti ficially inflate the costs of rais ing children penalize marriage and punish successful entrepre neurs who create jobs In this citizen revolution that is reforming the Congress tax reduction and deficit reduction are twin pillars The House of Representatives is about to complete the very important first phase of the most farreaching changes in more than 40 years of House history We need to ensure that our work is com pleted And that means recognizing that tax reduction Lamar Smith and deficit reduction are perfectly compatible and in fact are inseparable Americans demanded deficit reduction during the Nov 94 elections and the House has already deliv ered with billion in cuts for the current year alone But we cannot stop there and we wont Much more deficit reduction will be produced by this Con gress Our hard work disproves a Washington myth that a dollar relumed to the pockets of hardworking American families is a dollar taken away from deficit reduction That is clearly not the case as proven by the cuts weve already made There is a clear and nec essary connection between reducing the deficit and cutting taxes Deficit reduction removes some of the shackles representing the costs of big government to the middleclass But failing to enact simultaneous tax cuts would leave many of those chains intact The Tax Relief Act of 1995 gives the biggest tax relief to middleclass taxpayers earning between and a year The overriding princi pie is that the American people are better able to decide how to spend their own money than the gov ernment So we would give families a tax cred it for each child an amount that will go a long way in a family budget The act recognizes the growing number of two income families There is no justification for penal izing couples who are married We also recognize that businesses are better able to make decisions than Washington bureaucrats So we reduce the cap ital gains tax by 50 percent and pay for this tax relief by cutting corporate welfare Taxes are bad economic and family policy Raise taxes and economic growth is stunted as govern ment officials tell families how to spend their mon ey Keep the governments hand out of taxpayers wallets and the economy is free to grow and bloom like bluebonnets in spring Lamar Smith is the Republican congressman who represents most ofComal YOU mae w much monsYi vjjptwch Administration forgotten in last 100 days WASHINGTON AP The first 100 days of Bill Clintons presidency were a whirlwind of energy and action that shook up Washington The past 100 days have been like that too except Clinton has been almost forgotten in the explosive start of the Republicanled Congress Once an irrepressible initiator of ideas and programs Clinton has into a cautious counterpunch er criticizing Republicans from the sidelines as House Speaker Newt Gin grich and fellow Republicans pushed forward with their Contract With America political manifesto I suspect its been torture for them in the sense of seeing Newts com mand of the agenda and seeing so much power flow to the said Marlin who was While House press secretary to Ronald Rea gan and George Bush We were in the presidential mod el of policymaking in Clintons first 100 said Norm Ornstein a political analyst at the American Enterprise Institute Now we are in something akin to congressional Even if Republicans werent steal ing all the attention on their own Clinton has been deliberately shrink ing his public profile Acting on the belief that he suf Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday April 11 the 101 st day of 1995 There are 264 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History Fifty years ago on April 11 1945 during World War II American sol diers liberated the notorious con centration camp Buchenwald in Ger many On this date In 1689 William 111 and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte abdi cated as emperor of France and was banished lo Ihc island of Elba In 1898 President McKinlcy asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain In 1899 the treaty ending the Span Analysis fercd from overexposure in his first two years the president has cut back noticeably on his speeches and news conferences leaving television cor respondents at the White House to grumble that they dont get on the air anymore The greatest challenge is to deal with the fact that we now share the microphone here in Washington with the Republican said Mike McCurry Clintons press secretary They arc very So we are in a sense in a contest with them each day to provide the American people information about where the Republicans versus the Democrats would McCurry said In having fewer opportunities to come in front of the American people on the news the president has dis covered you have to use those oppor tunities much more clearly and pre The strategy is for Clinton to be much more disciplined and focused a formidable challenge for a presi dent who has an idea about every thing and loves to talk While House officials hope the GOPs exposure has convinced Amer ishAmerican War was declared in effect In 1921 Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax In 1947 Jackie Robinson made his majorleague debut playing in an exhi bition between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees In 1951 President Truman relieved Gen Douglas MacArthur of his com mands in the Far East In 1953 Oveui Culp Hobby became the first Secretary of Health Educa tion and Welfare In 1970 25 years ago Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft the astronauts managed to return safely In 1979 Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces icans that Republican proposals are too extreme Clinton is counting on the Senate to soften House bills on tax cuts welfare reform and other issues Some Democrats worry that Clinton has been too passive At a meeting with Democratic con gressmen last week Clinton exploded at the suggestion he hasnt stood up forcefully enough to Republicans Clinton has to get back in the said Celinda Lake a Democ ratic pollster He has to prove that hes relevant He has to gel Democrats excited Its a lot more motivating now to be a Republican than a McCurry promises Clinton will be very Beginning to take a tougher stand Clinton used a speech in Dallas on Friday to stake out areas of coopera tion and confrontation with Congress ihrcatcning vetoes on a specific list of Housepassed bills In the first 100 days of this Con gress Clinton said it fell to the House of Represenlatives to propose In the next 100 days and beyond the president has to lead the quiet reasoned forces of both parties in both houses to sift through the rhetoric and decide what is really best for Ameri The Republicans had their day in the said Rep Bill Richardson and now its going to be his If nothing else the Republicans ascendancy gave Clinton an oppor tunily lo regroup wilh relative calm ness from the Democrats devastat ing eleclion losses in November In that sense it may have been Fitzwater said He clearly is showing a different public face than he was two months ago His appearances are more presi dential hes leaving more to his press secretary The first lady has clearly changed her role in the While Some argue in fact that Clinton is in better shape with the Republicans in charge than he would have been had the often quarrelsome Democrats kept control of Congress with even slim mer majorities Everybody would be looking to Bill Clinton to lead and govern and he wouldnt have the voles lo do any Ornstein said Republicans now have a stake in breaking gridlock while for the last Iwo years Ihey had a stake in foment ing Ornstein said His political interest and their political interest will be more at sync than at seized conlrol In 1980 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regu lations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors In 1981 President Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt Ten years ago Controversy erupt ed when Presidenl Reagan announced plans to lay a wreath at a cemetery in Bilburg West Germany where Nazi SS soldiers were buried Five years ago Funeral services were held in Indianapolis for AIDS patient Ryan White who had died three days earlier at age 18 Among the mourners were first lady Barbara Bush and singers Elton John and Michael Jackson One year ago The White House disclosed that President and Mrs Clin lon had failed to report dollars in income that the first lady made in commodities trading in 1980 the cou ple wrote checks totaling in back taxes and interest Todays Birthdays Fashion design er Oleg Cassini is 82 Former New York Stale Gov Hugh Carey is 76 Ethel Kennedy is 67 Actor Joel Grey is 63 Actress Louise Lasser is 56 Syn dicated columnist Ellen Goodman is 54 Thought for Today If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race creed and color we would find some other causes for prejudice by George Aiken Senator 1892
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