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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas J3 H6rald26ltuhgOThursday September Opinion i To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 Op 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 U 6 T A B education system is always being blasted by the Try as we may its very hard to get a story on whats going Madeleine Kunin cabinet official 1994 EDITORIAL Continuing saga City continues to miss on target dates for completion of rest room at Landa Park As tedious as it is to revisit the same story again and again here we go for the third time In April we ran an editorial wondering why it should take six months to build a new bathroom at the playground at Landa Park Six months for such a small and simple construction job seemed unrea sonable We suggested the city make the project a priority since the bathrooms serve the largest and most popular playground in the city After the city missed its target date of Memorial Day to finish the project we again noted that more than six months seemed like a long wait to build a bathroom We noted that in the summer heat the four plastic portable toilets provided at the playground reeked and many parents were observed not allowing the children to even use them We suggested the city set a goal of July 4 or Labor Day to finish the project Labor Day has now come and gone and surprise still no bath room at the playground The portable toilets sitting in the sweltering heat still reek and the sight of workers at the site is a rare one The city could have just hired a contractor to do the job but bids were higher than expected So in an effort to save money the city tried to handle the job itself and hire contractors to do individual jobs such as laying the foundation and building the roof The city may have saved a few bucks or maybe not since it is pay ing fees for rental and cleaning of the portable toilets for close to a but the small savings may not be worth the inconvenience Well maybe the city could make completion of the bathroom a 1996 New Years resolution or maybe the groundbreaking can be part of the citys bicentennial celebration Todays editorial was written by City Editor Roger 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 Qity Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the NewBrwrfels HeraldZetomg USPS 377880 707 Landa St or drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HerajdZfiiwg New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal qnd Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by earner 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 wnon Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Brwnfck HeraUZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Conference agenda is sinister The Communist Chinese government has estab lished its credentials as among the leading practi tioners of deceitful behavior in the world Now President Clinton seems to have been infected with the same virus as he preaches the liberal party line about the UN Fourth World Conference oh Women which began Sept 4 in Beijing From his vacation retreat in Jackson Hole the presi dent dismissed as demagogues those who have criticized the conference as being antifamily and antifemale In his speech the president said All these issues seem to be torn like Silly Putty into extremes so now there is this huge effort in America to try to convince the American people that this conference is some how antifamily and that were sending some sort of radical delegation there Why Not because its true but because it favors the almost addictive almost narcotic drive among some elements in our society to take every single issue and use it as a cause for division among our peo ple when we need to be Why is unity to be only on Clintons terms with Cal Thomas those who disagree with those terms labeled divisive This is the arrogance of so many liberals who believe they hold the franchise on truth Like Jimmy Carter who held a White House con ference on this president is supporting a delegation and a conference that seeks to redefine family as weve known it After reading the draft proposal the conservative Family Research Council FRC summarized the main points which used the cover of human rights for women to advance a radical agenda The word mother has been bracketed throughout the entire platform notes FRC so that it might be changed to the word Family has also been bracketed so that household could be substi tuted Bracketed words and phrases indicate delegates could not agree in advance on the text Paragraph 198 of the platform devalues the hus bandwife relationship by making it into a power game Inequality in the public arena can often start within the family when power relations between men and women are unbalanced with discriminato ry attitudes and practices within the family The unequal division of labour cq and responsibilities within households based on unequal power relations also limits womens So marriage is no longer to be considered a coop erative partnership but a competitive entanglement in which rivals battle for supremacy in the home The words wife and husband are omitted from the document The word gender is left open to interpretation with as many as five under consideration The idea that there are only and appar ently said to result from socially constructed roles which society assigns to men and The platform repeatedly states that governments should emphasize reproductive behavior through the provision of appropriate services and It refuses to recognize parental authority regarding their own childrens reproductive health And of course the gathering will promote abortion and contraceptives as human rights on a par with Harry Wus freedom Does it sound as if the Beijing womens conference is going to be true blue to as the president claims Not to any families most Americans live in or know This is the most radical attempt yet to use the power of government to enforce an outrageous social order on a world that is already suffering the conse quences of a bogus and wrongheaded philosophy planted by the flower children of the 60s Its appropriate the gathering is held in Beijing where aging Chinese despots already believe and practice some of the worst elements of what the Western radicals want to impose on the rest of us Cal Thomas is a syndicated 600R50RAKYOTHERHONSEHSE AMP W 0UFFA10E5 Will ft ftiffiiBnce en Women Write em OFFICES GOVERNMENT President of the Bill Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington 20500 2024561414 Vice President of the Al Gore Old Executive Office Bldg 17th St and Pennsylvania NW Washington 20501 2024562326 Senators for the state of Texas Phil Gramm 402 E Ramsey Rd San Antonio TX 78216 5123669494 Kay Bailey Hutchison 961 Federal Bldg 300 E 8th St Austin TX 78703 5124825834 Congressmen Lamar Smith 1100 Loop 410 Ste 640 San Antonio TX 78209 2108215024 Frank Tejeda 1313 Military Ste 115 San Antonio TX 78214 2109247383 FAX 2109276222 TEXAS OFFICES GOVERNMENT Governor George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 5124632000 Attorney General Dan Morales Box 12548 Austin TX 78711 5124632100 State Senator Jeff Wentworth 1250 Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78209 2108267800 FAX 2108260571 or Box 12068 Austin TX 787112068 5124630326 State Senator Judith Zaffirini Box 627 Laredo TX 78042 2107222293 or Box 12068 Austin TX 787112068 5124630125 FAX 5124630326 State Representative Edmund Kuempel Box 911 781550911 2103798732 FAX 5124630904 or Box 2910 Austin TX 787682910 5124630602 FAX 5124635896 COMAL COUNTY GOVERN MENT OFFICES Comal County Courthouse 100 Main Plaza 2106205501 FAX 2106205592 County Judge Carter Casteel 2106205501 District Attorney 22nd Bill Reimer New Braunfels 2106205533 County Attorney Nathan Rhein lander 2106205591 Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Thursday Sept 7 the day of 1995 There are 115 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Sept James J Corbett knocked out John L Sullivan to win the world heavyweight crown in New Orleans in the first major prize fight conducted under the Marquis of Queensberry rules On this date In 1533 Englands Queen Eliza beth I was born in Greenwich In 1822 Brazil declared its inde pendence from Portugal In 1825 the Marquis de Lafayette the French hero of the American Rev olution bade farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House In 1901 the Peace of Beijing ended the Boxer Rebellion in China i Jq Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock Texas In 1940 Nazi Germany began its initial blitz on London during World Warn In 1963 the National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton Ohio In 1969 Senate Republican leader Everett M Dirksen died in Washington In 1977 the Panama Canal treaties palling for the United States tp even tually turn over control of the waterway to Panama were signed in Washington In 1977 convicted Watergate con spirator G Gordon Liddy was released from prison after more than four years In 1979 the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network ESPN made its cable TV debut installed as the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa Ten ago President Reagan threatened to retaliate against Japan and the European Common Market for unfair trading practices Hana Mand likoya upset Martina Navraulova to win the womens tide of the US Open Five years ago President Bush left for his oneday Finland summit with Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev JKIyjjbigrly Bjrgalis of Fort Pierce came forward to identify herself as the young woman who had been infected with AIDS apparently by her late den tist B ergalis died the following year iiv One year ago After a brief meeting the United States and Cuba temporar ily suspended talks on stemming the Cuban refugee exodus Marines assigned to a potential Haiti invasion force began training on a Puerto Rican island amid talk in Washington of a intervention Todays Birthdays Heart surgeon Dr Michael DeBakey is 87 Producer director Elia Kazan is 86 Senator Daniel Inouye DHawaii is 71 Actor John Philip Law is 58 Actress Julie Kavner is 44 Thought for Today A hero is no braver than an ordinary man but he is braver five minutes Ralph Waldo Emerson American poet and essayist
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