New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 26, 1995, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 26, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 4 A HeraldZaitung Friday May Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 QUOTA We appreciate the wall between church and state but that doesnt mean we are ready to abandon ethical behavior and morality in order to maintain that William Raspberry columnist 1993 D I T O R I A Explosive reading Survivalist literature troubling to read but protected by Constitution Its amazing what you can receive if you get on the wrong mailing list One HeraldZeitung reader dropped by the office recently and left a catalog he had received in the mail from Delta Press out of El Dorado Ark Offered within the pages were books and videos that would appeal to various gun enthusiasts and military buffs There was also a lot of information in the way of pamphlets and books for sur vivalists including two books entitled Modem Weapons Caching A Down toEarth Approach to Beating the Government Gun Grab and The Ultimate Sur vival Shelters Not exactly light reading for most folks but to each his own What did catch the eye of the HeraldZeitung reader and this editor was some of the other informative publications offered in the Delta Press LTD catalog The Anarchist Cookbook This publication is described in the catalog as perhaps the most notorious how to manual on the has chap ters on home preparation of weapons electronics drugs and Homemade C4 A Recipe for Survival by Ragnar Benson HomeBuilt Claymore Mines also by Ragnar Benson This book states Ragnar Benson does for the Claymore mine what he did for C4 Once inaccessible to the general population the technology for home manufacturing claymoretype directional mines is presented here in simple terms the layman can Field Expedient Hand Grenades The ad for this nifty little book states that it is a comprehensive guide to design and construction of both frag mentation and incendiary Homemade Semtex C4 s Ugly Sister The Anarchist Arsenal In the pages of this book the reader will find detailed instructions diagrams and formulas on construction and use of improvised If catalogs like this one did not exist the knowledge needed to put together home arsenals and build explosive weapons would still be available to the public through weapons specialists and others But these publications place this information is everyones lap includ ing the people who are unstable and may pose a threat to society Thats a part of being a truly democratic society however allowing the free flow of information among the people regardless of how much we may dis agree with it We cant begin banning books and censoring segments of society in the wake of terrorism hysteria As the Congress mulls President Clintons anti terrorism package which was put together following the Oklahoma City bombing members should move cautiously to preserve freedoms while act ing to protect lives Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Loveday 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 Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Loveday Advertising Stevens Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified Reininger City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Hraunfels HeraldZeiiuns USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal Couniy Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeiiung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months 19 six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal Couniy 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 on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeiiung Draw er 311 328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeltungs address Is Retired vets members of CCSCF Marie Dawson Most of the male members and some of the female members of the Comal County Senior Citizens Founda tion are veterans of one or more wars in which the was involved In fact many of the mem bers are retired military officers Even though Memorial Day is to remember and honor the dead perhaps it would not be too amiss to voice appreciation to the living retired military who served in those wars In our membership a good many of them served during World War II and the country still owes a debt of gratitude to all those sol diers who fought and helped keep that war on foreign soil We still have a lot to be thankful for in this country Memorial Day in the is cele brated on the last Monday in May It was first observed shortly after the Civ il War Its original purpose was to hon or the war dead of both the South and the North thereby healing the split and helping to make the nation whole again There are a variety of claims as to where how and by whom Memorial Day was introduced Traditionally the credit is given to the village of Water loo in the Fingers Lake region of New York and to Henry C Welles a local pharmacist In 1866 he suggested to a veterans organization that the graves be decorated with flowers The first celebration was in Waterloo on May 5 The occasion was marked by the flying of flags at halfmast a veterans parade and processions to the three cemeteries of the village Flowers were placed on the graves and the village was deco rated with foliage intertwined with black ribbons Thus Memorial Day is also known as Decoration Day The Grand Army of the Republic the Union vets principle support group picked up on the Waterloo celebrations and spread the idea throughout the country Beginning with New York state in 1873 an increasing number of states made it a legal holiday until today it is a de facto national celebration As Americans subsequently had to fight in many other conflicts after the first Civil War celebration the scope of Memorial Day was expanded to pay tribute to all American servicemen and servicewomen Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday and weekend but during that time try to remember the purpose and give a lit tle time to celebrate as a tribute to all those brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our coun try God I am traveling out to deaths sea I who exulted in sunshine and laughter Thought not of is such waste of met Grant me one comfort leave not the hereafter Of mankind to war as though I had died I who in battle my comrades arm linking Shouted and in my puls es hot Throbbing and dancing Let not my sinking In dark be for naught my death a vain thing God let me know it the end of mans fever Make my last breath a bugle call carrying Peace oer the valleys and cold hills for ever Galsworthy Continuing the celebration of Older Americans Month and of extreme importance to most seniors Hortense Hernandez elected delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in Washington has made a report resolutions voted on by the delegates to receive attention by Congress The ten resolutions receiving the most votes j are 1 Keeping Social Security sound j for now and for the future 2 Preserving the integrity of the I Older Americans Act 3 Preserving the nature of Medicaid 4 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act j 5 Increase funding for Alzheimers i research 6 Preserving advocacy functions under the Older Americans Act j 7 Ensuring the availability of a broad spectrum of services J 8 Financing and providing long term care and services 9 Acknowledging the contribution of older volunteers 10 Assuming personal responsibil ity for the state of ones health The community appreciates Hort ense s involvement in this important conference President Clinton and Vice President Gore addressed the delega tion and Hillary Clinton led a forum on Medicare and mammography and prostate screening Hortense will be giving more detailed reports to various organizations in the community TALK RADIO LOUD AND ANGRY AND FEEDS DANGEROUS ID LIKE TO GET ALL THE RADIOS I COULD PUT EM IN A BIG PILE AND THEN BURN EMU WHAT ABOUT CONSERVATIVE BOOKS Stevens most liberal Supreme Court jurist WASHINGTON AP For nearly 20 years Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens marched to his own drummer but now the jurist long known as the high courts wild card could earn a new label power broker For someone who willfully forfeited the leadership role a jurist of his keen intellect might have seized Stevens now may be paying closer attention to how many of his eight colleagues are in step with him The concluding five weeks of the courts 199495 term will put Stevens role in sharper perspective But this weeks 54 decision in a constitutional show down over congressional term limits is the sessions most significant work so far And it was Stevens who authored the termlimits decision Justice Harry A Blackmuns retirement last year and the courts changing dynamics have made the largely apolitical Stevens appointed by Gerald Ford in 1975 its most liberal member More importantly Blackmuns departure gave Stevens the seniority privilege of choosing who writes for the court in any case in which Chief Justice William H Rehnquist is in dissent Those close to him say Stevens best known for his Analysis polite but penetrating questions from the bench and his fondness for bow ties is enjoying his promotion in the seniority ranks By highcourt standards hes barely out of middle age at 75 Three of the last four justices to retire were in their 80s when they left So far in the 199495 term Rehnquist has been a dissenter in 10 of the 53 signed decisions announced including the ruling that barred states and Congress from imposing term limits on members of Congress without changing the Constitution Stevens hasnt been shy about calling his own number when its his time to assign an opinionwrit ing task for the majority He also wrote for a 54 majority when the court made it easier for state prison inmates to get federal court hearings on their claims of innocence And Stevens wrote for the court in one of two key freespeech decisions in which he controlled the opin ionwriting assignments v We may be seeing a says Daniel Farber a University of Minnesota law professor who worked as a law clerk for Stevens in the 197677 term The justice appears to be more responsive to the views of those whose votes are needed to obtain a majority of In both 54 decisions he wrote Stevens opinion was joined by Justices David Souter Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer In the termlimits decision Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the crucial fifth vote In the inmate appeals case the fifth vote belonged to Justice Sandra Day OConnor In each case the courts conservative bloc Rehnquist Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented joined by either OConnor or Kennedy One barometer of Stevens influence may be the courts decisions expected in the next five weeks in a pair of votingrights cases from Georgia and Louisiana The court is being asked in each to clari fy what role race can play in drawing election districts Just two years ago a 54 court led by OConnor likened congressional districts designed to benefit racial minorities to political The court stunned and enraged the civil rights community by saying such districts might violate white voters rights Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Friday May 26 the 146th day of 1995 There are 219 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On May 26 1868 the Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two thirds majority required for conviction On this date In 1521 Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings In 1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy In 1865 arrangements were made in New Orleans for the surrender of Con federate forces west of the Mississippi In 1913 Actors Equity Association was organized In 1940 the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk France during World War 11 began In 1960 UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that had been presented to the embassy in Moscow In 1969 the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eightday dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing In 1977 George H Willig scaled the outside of the South Tower of New Yorks World Trade Center he was arrested at the top of the 110story building In 1978 the first legal casino in the eastern opened in Atlantic City In people were killed when a Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off Florida In 1991 a Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashed in Thailand killing all 223 people aboard Ten years ago Danny Sullivan won the Indianapolis 500 Five years ago Soviet maverick politician Boris N Yeltsin failed in a second round of voting to win the pres idency of the Russian Federation how ever he succeeded in a third round of balloting three days One year ago President Clinton renewed trade privileges for China and announced his administration would no longer link Chinas trade sta tus with its human rights record Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Pres ley were married in the Dominican Republic ;

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