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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                CJ 0 Tuesday Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 The press behaves like the press Nothing succeeds like Arthur Miller law professor 1993 EDITORIAL Saddams antics world community still responding to Iraqi dictators every move threat New revelations about Saddam Husseins chemical and biolog ical weapons program are pouring out of Iraq these days In the wake of the defection of two of Saddams top military aides inspectors are receiving broader cooperation in their investi gation of Iraqs weapons programs than ever before And the news coming from Baghdad is not pretty The Iraqis apparently were much farther along in their nuclear weapons program than previously believed three months from testing their first nuclear bomb one of the defectors said More reliable however are reports obtained by inspectors about the dictators biological weapons program Not only was it welladvanced with deadly agents already producted but sophis ticated delivery systems were also prepared to launch the weapons It seems Saddam just wont give it up Troops from Fort Hood are on their way to the Persian Gulf amid reports Saddam planned to invade Kuwait and parts of Saudi Ara bia at the end of August if the oil embargo against it was not lifted The troop deployments did not come about strictly on the word of the Iraqi defectors who divulged plans for the attack but also on Iratji nearjhe southgm Iraqi town of Bazra viis The United States is right to send troops to the Persian Gulf at this time Theres still no telling what Saddam might do But it makes many wonder just how long the Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Israel and the rest of the world will have to put up with his antics Hindsight is 2020 they say and looking back now its easy to wish and allied forces had pushed on to Baghdad and ousted Hussein when we had troops in his backyard Of course allied and American casualities would have been much much higher and the objective of liberating Kuwait was already accomplished But today were still stuck with Saddam And that means we must be vigilant Todays editorial was 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 HeraldZeituna Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Loveday Advertising Stevens Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified City Croteau Published on Sunday roomings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by ihe New Bnmfeb HemMZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 31J 328 New Braunfels Carnal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the NtwBrmn fels HeraUZtiiung in New Braunfels Texas Camer delivered in ComaJ and Guadalupe counties three months six months one ysat Senior Citizen Discounts by earner delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Canal County in Texas three months six months 009 year Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have IKH received a newspaper by Tuesday through Jrotoy ar by WB on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by II sun on Sunday Sefld address changes to the New Brawfels HenMZeiamg 781311328 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 If Little Jackie hadnt Peter Paul and Mary were at Fiesta Texas recent ly I read that they sang their old classic Puff the Magic written by Peter Yarrow Peter of the trio and Leonard Lipton Im glad I didnt go I would have cried through the whole song I cried when I first heard it as a child and Ive cried every time Ive heard it since All I could ever think about at the songs end was Puff being all alone in his to live forever as dragons do without a friend without hav ing any more adventures Just sitting in there in the dark by himself I like to think and with good reason that theres a sequel to the song One day Puff hears someone outside the cave Puff calls an unfamiliar voice His name is called several times and finally Puff goes out to investigate Its been many years since hes had a visitor What he sees is a very old man standing on a rock near the caves entrance Puff cries the man waving his arms excitedly in the air Puff its John Gregory Paper John Gregory Paper asks Puff confused He never knew anyone by that name Jackie You knew me as Jackie yells the man still waving at his old friend Little Jackie Paper Is that really you But youve Teah Ive sighs John Gregory bring ing his wrinkled hands down and gazing them for a moment Then putting them behind his back he brightens and looks back up at Puff saying But just exactly the same as I remember you We dragons DO live forever you says Puff and then softly asks Jackie where have you been Well this is kind of John Gregory answers Allene Blaker and I guess I owe you an apology for just running off like I did and never coming even to say goodbye But Puff I grew up I got interested in football then girls and before you knew it I was out of school got a job and met a wonderful woman We got married and had some kids and then later even grandkids And well the years have just And now youre says Puff thoughtfully and adds How come John Gregory pauses for a moment he begins Time just kept coming I retired a while back and then a couple of years ago my wife died Im by myself a lot now The kids and grandkids come around now and then one comes around that often I seem to have time on my hands now Time I havent had since I was a kid In fact I think more and more these days about when I WAS a kid And then lately I remembered you and all the fun we used to have Do you remember our old times Puff Ive never forgotten any of says Puff Theyre all I have for asks John Gregory do you remember that time we sailed in the Tanzanalia Sea and caught those they turned over all the gold and finishes Puff You were knighted by the Queen of Spain when we returned it And how about when we went all the way around the world in three days And we found that island that no person had ever been to before and saw animals no one has ever seen since recalls John Gregory I wonder if its still muses Puff You know I still have that boat we used to sail around in Ive kept it in perfect John Gregory stands on the rock facing Puff think ing of things long ago and far away he finally asks do you think we can go back there Back to all those places Maybe even find some new some even bigger adven tures Its as easy as climbing up on my says Puff Ive always been ready and waiting to Im not sure its going to be easy climbing up on your laughs John Gregory Im not a 6yearold boy Youll find it says Puff And John Why its like Im a kid again he yells climbing higher and higher In fact I feel like a kid again Puff gives out a mighty roar and the boat carries Puff and Jackie whos perched way up on the tip of Puffs tail away to unexplored islands and seas where they still save damsels in distress recover stolen treasures and are going to live happily ever after I wonder about my 90yearold grandfathers fre quent inability to remember names places and events Things that happened most recently are the hardest for him to remember But he talks of his boyhood some times as if it was only yesterday Sometimes he just shuts down in the present and gets a dreamy look We leave him alone with his thoughts I like to think that perhaps hes gone out there somewhere to visit with the real or imaginary play mates of his earliest years And just maybe he and Puff mat eternal dragon are having adventures togeth past good times and creating new as they frolic in the autumn mist in a land called Aliens Blaker is an editorial assistant and colum nist for the Bosnians accuse UN of abandoning Gorazde ByUAMMcDOWALL Associated Press Writer Analysis SARAJEVO BosniaHerzegovina AP The Bosnian government and the United Nations are clashing over pledges to protect Gorazde even as it withdraws peacekeepers from the safe Angered by a Serb shell that killed three children in the Muslim enclave on Sunday Bosnian Foreign Minister Muhamed Sacirbey on Monday accused the United Nations and NATO of a further betrayal of your When will enough be enough and what will it take for the United Nations and NATO to react to this ter rorism he asked in a letter to Security Coun cil President Nugroho Wisnumurti The safe areas are enclaves in which civilians are supposed to be spared from attack The United Nations threatened massive NATO airstrikes on Bosnian Serb positions anywhere to pre vent the fall of any more such areas after the Serbs overran two of them Srebrenica and Zepa in July The Bosnian government is alarmed by what is happening in Gorazde a pullout of Ukrainian peacekeepers is under way to be followed by the withdrawal of British troops officials in Sarajevo said Monday they would likely be replaced by 50 unarmed military monitors The move seems designed in part to reduce the numbers of personnel the Serbs could seize if they again feel threatened by detained hundreds of peacekeepers in May after airstrikes Thus it could free the hands of both the United Nations and NATO to respond more vigorously as they have threatened to do should Gorazde be threat ened SecretaryGeneral Boutros BoutrosGhali said last week that the United Nations remained ful ly committed to its mandate of deterring attacks on Gorazde and three other remaining safe areas Today In History spokesman Philip Arnold said it was perfectly plau sible that Gorazde could be protected by air alone Still lack of international response to the fatal Serb shelling Sunday and the withdrawal of the peace keepers was disquieting to the Bosnian government The shell that killed the three girls was a tragic inci dent and the deplores the fact that the Bosnian Serbs attacked a civilian said spokesman Alexander Ivanko Nevertheless one shell no mat ter how lethal does not constitute an attack against a safe area which would merit a response from A Western diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity said the lack of response was likely linked to its effort to pull its soldiers out of Gorazde with as little incident as officials said they hoped 90 Ukrainian peace keepers could be withdrawn from Gorazde today Bosnian Serbs have refused since Friday to allow them to leave until they were sure all their weapons would also be removed to prevent them from being taken by government forces By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Aug 22 the 234th day of 1995 There are 131 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Aug Englands King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field ending the War of the Roses On this date In 1762 Ann Franklin became the first female editor of an American newspaper the Newport Mer cury In 1775 Englands King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of open rebellion In 1787 inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates of Che Continental Congress In 1846 the United Stales annexed New Mexico In 1851 the schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy thai became known as the Americas Cup In 1903 President Theodore Roo sevelt became ihe first chief executive to ride in an automobile in Hartford Conn In 1911 it was announced in Paris thai Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa had been stolen from the Lou vre Museum the night before The painling turned up iwo years later in In 1956 President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon were nominat ed for second terms in office by the Republican national convention in San Francisco In 1978 President Jomo Kenyatta a leading figure in Kenyas struggle for independence died Vice Presi dent Daniel Arap Moi was sworn in as acting president In 1989 Black Panther cofounder Huey P Newton was shol to dealh in Oakland Calif Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in Ten years ago Fiftyfive people died when fire broke out aboard a British Airtours charter jet on a run way at Manchester Airport in Eng land Five years ago President Bush signed an order calling up reservists to bolster ihe military buildup in the Persian Gulf The State Depart ment announced it would defy Iraqi President Saddam Husseins demand to close ihe Embassy in Kuwait by Aug 24   

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