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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas O Wednesday September bpinion P To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion call 6259144 21 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or simply contact staff the HeraldZeitungs address is HZeitung@AOL.com QUO A B The press in my experience has been the most effective weapon against corruption in government that I have ever Thomas A Constantine politician 1994 EDITORIAL Wurst Five Mile Run Local road race walk and kids 1K will attract visitors from around Central Texas New Braunfels is a big little city if you catch my drift Loaded with smalltown charm this community has more than its share of restaurants and entertainment venues including clubs stage and movie theatres and museums But thats not all New Braunfels also has an active running com munity A boom occurred in this country in the 1960s and 70s and now most metropolitan communities have running clubs that organize races and help local road runners keep fit and competitive Many of their races have become great tourist attractions that unite the community The HoustonTenneco Marathon held each Jan uary features a mile course lined with spectators bands belly dancers bag pipers and other assorted attractions The New York City Marathon is also known for its hoopla Many New Yorkers also claim its the best time of year to visit the city because of the spirit of friendship and cooperation association with the race Theres something about staging a road race through the heart of a community More than a chance to watch great competitors battle for the finish races are an opportunity for ordinary runners to do extraordinary things The heart of the local running community is the New Braunfels Running Club And one of the many events that club organizes is the Wurst Five Mile Run Walk Kids 1K In its 11th year the Wurst Five Mile Run is scheduled for Saturday Nov 4 at at Landa Park The first 600 registered participants are guaranteed a longsleeved commemorative tshirt but all contestants will receive a ticket to Wurstfest If you dont plan to run the five miler or participate in the make a point to come out anyway The Wurst Five Mile Run Walk Kids 1 K is one activity all of l New Braunfels can all cheer about j For more information about the run or to receive an entry form call or contact Comprehensive Fitness at 6206263 i j Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor and runner Doug jiWrite us New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public 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 iPlease cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned 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 JSfew Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 H 5 a if New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Loveday Advertising Stevens Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified Weitzel City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Bmunfels HemSdZeimg USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Coraal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeitwg in New Braunfels Texas Canier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside ComaJ 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 11 on Sunday POSTMASTOi Send address changes to the Nfw Braunfels HtraUZfitung Draw er 3U328 New BrawfeJs Tx 781311328 Congress slams on budget brake Congress is on track with the first balanced budget written in 25 years Some people in Washington claim that we are bound for a train wreck with the Administration Bull believe a more accurate descrip tion would be that Congress is slamming on the brakes to halt a runaway budget that has been out of control for decades The train wreck image is a political manipulation intended to imply that the budget is a competition It is not Forecasting disaster also distracts attention from the overriding mission of Congress to balance the federal budget There are several reasons why this imagery is inaccurate First the majority of the federal budget is spent on programs called entitlements These include Social Security and other important benefits that are required to be paid by law regardless of whether or not Congress and the Administration agree on a bud get by a certain time In other words even if the process comes to a standstill in Washington Social Security checks will continue to be mailed As a matter of fact outside Washington you would be hardpressed to know that anything had happened at all That should be a clue that the doomsayers have a narrow political agenda not a broad interest in easing the bur den for American taxpayers and workers Second Congress and the President are likely to pass a temporary measure that will prevent a budget breakdown as long as the Administration does not expect Congress to com promise its balanced budget goals Finally federal agencies have been on notice for almost a year now that business would not be conducted as usual The 1994 elections were as clear a signal as federal managers are ever going to get that they need to spend the taxpayers money more carefully The various departments have been given consis Lamar Smith tent repeated messages from the new Congress all year Slow spending reduce regulations and empow er families The managers at many federal agencies have paid attention and taken steps to conserve hard earned taxpayers dollars They have saved funds to keep important opera tions going despite any disagreement between Con gress and the Administration It makes you wonder what they were doing all these years with the money that theyre only now able to squeeze out of their bud gets For the first time since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon Congress has a plan to run the budget train on commonsense rules Many of those who are responsible for previous budgets are angry But its better to blow off a little steam now and then than to wait until an outof control federal deficit really derails the future of our children and grandchildren who will have to pay for the massive cleanup Lamar Smith is a representative for Haecanete i Questions remain about new peace accord By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer NEW YORK AP Bosnias factions have agreed on a formula for sharing power once the war ends but major hurdles remain theres still no ceasefire and they disagree on the role of the central government There is no guarantee of success but todays agreement moves us closer to the ultimate goal of a genuine President Clinton said in announcing the results of Tuesdays meeting here The accord by the foreign ministers of Bosnia Croatia and Serbdominated Yugoslavia builds on a breakthrough achieved in Geneva on Sept 8 That agreement kept Bosnias external borders intact while dividing the state internally between the MuslimCroat federation and the Bosnian Serb repub lic Bosnian Serb nationalists who rebelled in April 1992 with hopes of uniting their holdings with neigh boring Serbia oppose a strong central authority Muslims who insist on keeping Bosnia united want to make the government as powerful as possible Tuesdays agreement obliges the two entities to create a joint government consisting of a presidency parliament and constitutional court Those institutions would be established after gen eral elections to be held once conditions improve sufficiently to guarantee a fair ballot Left undecided was how many people would make up the collective presidency As in the the case of the Analysis parliament twothirds would be elected from the CroatMuslim federation and the remainder from Serb territory The powersharing formula is enormously complex Presidential decisions would be taken by majority vote but if onethird of the group disagrees and declares it to be destructive of a vital interest it We simply do not want war criminals to dictate our Muhamed Sacirbey would be referred to that entitys parliament If twothirds of the members of that entitys par liament voted against the action it would not take effect Assistant Secretary of State Richard Hol brooke warned that we still have a long and difficult path ahead of The meeting at the mission to the United Nations also included diplomats from Britain France Germany Russia and the European Union Holbrooke the chief negotiator for Bosnia departs later in the week for another round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing a ceasefire He will also discuss the thorny question of the future territo rial division of the state Bosnias Foreign Minister Muhamed Sacirbey expressed doubt the agreement would take effect soon He said elections could not be held before democ ratic freedoms are restored refugees are allowed to return and indicted war criminals are extradited to the international tribunal in The Hague We simply do not want war criminals to dictate our Sacirbey said in his speech to the Gen eral Assembly Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and Serb army commander Gen Ratko Mladic have bejen indicted as was crimes suspects by the tri bunal In the Bosnian Serb capital of Pale Karadzic hailed the agreement saying it guaranteed the exis tence of a virtually independent Bosnian Serb eftti ty The accord is a confirmation of the existence of Republika Srpska and the equality of the Serb people with other ethnic he said Republika Srpska is the name the Serbs have given to their selfpro claimed state within Bosnia Secretary of State Warren Christopher chaired the opening session Tuesday told Russian For eign Minister Andrei Kozyrev it was time to disduss how a peace agreement would be Both the United States and Russia have pledged to send combat troops to guarantee a Bosnian peace accord in a 3 conflict that has left about people dead or missing Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday Sept 27 the 270th day of 1995 There are 95 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Sept 27th 1964 the Warren Commission issued a report conclud ing that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy On this date In 1779 John Adams was named to negotiate the Revolutionary Wars peace terms with Britain In 1825 the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England In 1854 the first great disaster involving an Atlantic Ocean liner occurred when the steamship Arctic sank with 300 people aboard In 1928 the United States said it was recognizing the Nationalist Chi nese government In 1939 Warsaw Poland surren dered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War 11 In 1942 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time at the Central Theater in Pas saic prior to Millers entry into the Army In 1954 Tonight with Steve Allen as host made its debut on NBC TV In 1959 a typhoon battered the main Japanese island of Honshu killing nearly people In 1979 Congress gave final approval to forming the Department of Education the 13th Cabinet agency in history In 1986 the Senate joined the House of Representatives in approving the most sweeping changes in the fed eral tax code since World War II Ten years ago Hurricane Gloria having come ashore at North Carolina with winds of 130 mph proceeded to head up the Atlantic Coast toward New England Five years ago The deposed emir of Kuwait delivered an emotional address to the General Assembly in which he denounced the rape destruction and terror inflicted upon his country by Iraq The Senate Judi ciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H Souter One year ago More than 350 Republican congressional candidates gathered on the steps of the Capi tol to sign the Contract with Ameri a 10point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House Todays Birthdays Former Illi nois Sen Charles Percy is 76 Movie director Arthur Penn is 73 Access Sada Thompson is 66 Actress leen Nolan is 62 Author Barbara Howar is 61 Sportscaster Dick Schaap is 61 Actor Greg Morris is 61 Sijiger Meat Loaf is 48 Baseball player tylike Schmidt is 46 Singer Shaun Cassitfy is 37 Thought for Today I have I ved in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first Josh Billings Henry Wheeler American humorist 1818
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