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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas I HeraldZeitung Wednesday June Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungs address is HZeitung@AOL.com Q U A B To say that pornography threatens women makes us think there is some kind of quick Leanne Katz National Coalition Against Censorship 1993 EDITORIAL Strangely silent Lack of response to County Judges public forum puzzling disappointing County Judge Carter Casteel was diplomatic Tuesday night when con sidering the turnout at her first public forum The event was held at Lone Star School on W San Antonio and was an opportunity for members of the community to meet oneonone with the Judge to express their concerns to her and maybe get answers to some of their questions Only four people turned out for the forum not including a reporter from the The Judge said she would try harder to publicize the next meeting implying that may be why the turnout was so low She was being kind This newspaper ran notices in our Stammtisch section and on Page 1 detailing when and where the event was to be held Although the Her aldZeitung doesnt claim to have subscribers in every New Braunfels household it is confident that a good part of this community keeps up with local news through our publication The word was out about this forum and the public chose to stay away Thats a shame As often as we blast our elected officials because we dont think theyre responding fast enough to our wishes you would think an angry confused even satisfied electorate would turn out to speak their mind to someone as influential in the community as the Casteel That didnt happen While town meetings and public forums are all the rage now with national political figures theyre not as prevalent at the local level Comal County and New Braunfels seem to be the exceptions City councilmen city department heads and county commissioners alike have met the public in informal settings in the past here in New Braunfels to discuss specific issues or just to make themselves available and accessible That doesnt happen in a lot of Texas counties and cities and we should encourage our elected officials to continue the practice of holding meetings in the community But if attendance at future forums held by the County Judge or oth er elected officials resembles Tuesdays attendance its likely those meet ings will become a thing of the past And that would be a real shame Todays editorial wax written by Managing Editor Doug 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 Cooper City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the Aw tirtuuifvtx HrraUZeiiung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Uruunlcls Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the New liraun in New Caiiier delivered in Cornal and Guadalupe counties three months 19 six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery ouuside Cornal 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 on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by II on Sunday Send address changes to the New Brauiifels HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Clinton officials under fire The appointment by Attorney General Janet Reno of an independent counsel to investigate how Secre tary of Commerce Ron Brown made nearly in a business venture in which he invested no mon ey brings to four the number of top Clinton Admin istration officials whose ethics are now under official scrutiny In addition to Brown and the President who remains the primary subject of a lengthy inquiry known collectively as Whitewater there are two other probes Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy is being investigated because of allegations he may have violated criminal law in accepting gifts from companies and individuals with business before his department Last December the investigation was broadened to include whether Espy illegally accept ed gifts from an Arkansas poultry company with ties to Clinton And HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros is being investigated to determine whether he lied about making payments tq a former mistress During the 1992 campaign candidate Bill Clinton regularly referred to the sleaze factor in the Bush and Reagan administrations For 12 years of this ReaganBush said Clinton the Republicans have let crooks and selfserving CEOs try to build an economy out of paper and perks Its the Republican way Every man for himself and get it while you More and more though this looks more like a description of the Clinton Administration In my growing files on the Clinton Presidency and its own proclivities for questionable ethics I am amazed at the Cal Thomas number of stories columns and commentaries from liberals and conservatives that have focused on this Administrations lapses Bill Clinton pledged to enact the toughest ethical standards for government office there had ever been signing an executive order to that end on Inauguration Day Properly being held accountable to standards he set he is increasingly found wanti ng From Travelgate to backdated payrolls White House passes for cronies and political consul tants failure to make required disclosures on Mrs Clinton health care task force conflicts of interest and a President and three Cabinet members under investi gation this is an Administration that knows sleaze There are as many critics from the left perhaps more because they see their window of opportunity to restore liberal government failing as from the right and many spotted the problems early Five days before the Inauguration The Washington Post headlined an editorial Ethics and Ron not ing that Mr Clinton exacerbated the ethics issue by his Administration would somehow be different from its predecessors in this regard and be One month into the new Administration columnist David Broder wrote that the President was fudging the truth about taxes and that he was up to his old In May 1993 The New York Times editori alized about the Administrations scrambled ethics and called a fundraising breakfast scheduled by the Democratic National Committee to put the bite on lobbyists and big corporate donors a tawdry Contributors didnt get breakfast but they got special briefings by top officials and tickets to a gala called The Presidents Dinner Cost Fifteen thousand dol lars a couple So much for setting a higher moral said the editorial Clintons distortions are brazen unrelenting and unusually wrote columnist Robert Samuel son in the June 9 1993 Washington Post Clinton lies I could put it more delicately but that would miss the point Sometimes the lies are blatant untruths Sometimes they are artful distortions technically true but practices the politics of overpromise Tell people what they want to hear regardless of whether its In its March 15 1993 issue The New Republic called the Administrations plan to cut jobs from the federal work force a Why havent the Clinton Administrations ethical and veracity problems had a greater impact Because the big media have failed to link all the transgressions into a single defining label But that may change With the start next month of Whitewater hearings in the Senate and later in the House the cover will be lifted and the extent of the sleaziness will be exposed Cal Thomas is a syndicated Gingrich tour upstages president WASHINGTON AP Make no mistake With a town hall meeting an appearance on Larry Kings TV show and a foray to New Hampshire this weekend President Clinton is in full campaign mode But this isnt 1992 and the tech niques that worked for him then arent reaping him as much attention now Furthermore everywhere he turns he finds hirflself in the lengthening shad ow of Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole Clintons irip to New Hampshire this Sunday hell give the commence ment address at Dartmouth College and make a few campaignstyle stops in other towns is the informal kickoff of his reelection effort in the firstin thenation primary state Informal because Clinton aides are nol acknowledging that hes even cam paigning Its a ritual all presidents engage in as they seek to persuade vot ers they are above politics this far Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday June 7 the 158th day of 1995 There are 207 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History June 7 1769 is recognized by Ken tuckys Historical Society as the date that frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore the presentday Blue grass State On this date In 1654 Louis XIV was crowned King of France in Rheims In 1776 Richard Henry Lee of Vir ginia proposed to the Continental Con gress a resolution calling for a Declara tion of Independence In 1848 French postImpressionist Analysis before an election By the time Clinton gets to New Hampshire he will have been upstaged big time by another noncam paigner Gingrich The House speaker may not be a current presidential aspirant and he reiterated that stand Tuesday but hes storming through the state like one The energetic Georgia Republican starts a fourday swing through New Hampshire on Friday and will be fol lowed by some 200 journalists in bus es and even helicopters The CSPAN cable network will beam many of the Gingrich events around the nation As of late Tuesday only 40 journal ists had signed up for Clintons Sunday trip And no choppers His calendar will not be as extensive as Speaker Gingrichs I can assure Clinton spokesman Mike McCur ry said in remarkable understatement On the day of Clintons visit Gin grich will be on a Sunday network talk show hold forth at several news con ferences and attend a dinner in his hon or in Manchester The president is trying to establish hes in the ballgame but he will be caught in the Gingrich wake on this said political analyst Stuart Rothenberg He noted all the declared GOP candidates were smart enough to stay away from New Hampshire this weekend Clinton is returning to some of the formats that served him well in 1992 wjth a town hall meeting in Montana late last week and going on CNNs Larry King Live Monday night But these didnt pack the punch they did for Clinton as a candidate when he and Ross Perot frequently used talk shows and town hall forums to project their messages painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris In 1864 Abraham Lincoln was nom inated for another term as president at his partys convention in Baltimore In 1892 the Republican National Convention began meeting in Min neapolis In the days that followed the delegates nominated President Harri son for reelection and Whitelaw Reid for vice president In 1929 the sovereign state of Vati can City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome In 1939 King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth arrived at Nia gara Falls from Canada on the first visit to the United Slates by a reign ing British monarch In 1948 the Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes In 1967 authorcritic Dorothy Park er famed for her caustic wit died in New York In 1980 a better than 50to1 long shot Temperence Hill won the Bel mont Stakes in New York In 1981 Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons Ten years ago The Israelibacked South Lebanon army seized 24 Finnish United Nations soldiers all were later released Five years ago South African Pres ident de Klerk announced he was lifting a 4yearold slate of emergency in three of the countrys four provinces with the exception of Natal Who To Call Congressmen Rep Lamar Smith Loop 410 Ste 640 San Antonio TX 78209 2108215024 Rep Frank Tejeda 1313 Military Ste 115 San Antonio TX 78214 2109247383 FAX 2109276222 Texas Government Offices Governor George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 5124632000 Attorney General Dan 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