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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 A g HeratdZeltung g Wednesday November Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday abolit the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 If you are killed because you are a writer thats the maximum expression of respect Mario Vargas Llosa writer 1984 E D I T O R I Dont quit now Support for Wurstfest activites related events has been outstanding this year All of those good reports coming in about this years Wurstfest are a direct result of the volunteer spirit of the citizens of New Braunfels At the Civic Center students from campuses across Comal Coun ty have been streaming in to view this years exhibit entitled The Founding of New Braunfels The Land of My This 24th annual event which always coincides with Wurstfest is created exclusively by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels to pro mote the citys heritage And this years exhibit could not have met that challenge any better On Saturday more than 600 runners took part in the Wurst Five Mile Run That outstanding participation and there were many runners in Austin who didnt make the trip because of poor weather there was mirrored by the volunteers that helped stage the event Whether working the water stations registering runners or cook ing the sausage volunteers put in many hours to help pull off a suc cessful road road through the city And that same spirit of cooperation and community spirit drives the members of the Wurstfest Association The association has more than 200 members and is a nonprofit group that helps raise funds for worthwhile organizations and projects So come on out and take part in Wurstfest Youll have a ball and also contribute in a small way to worthwhile causes 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to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the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 HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Loveday Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeiiung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Citizen Discounts by carrier 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 on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 ajn on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 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 5 HZeitung@AOL.com Wishful thinking on Powell The widespread encouragement that Colin Powell is receiving for making a run for the White House says more about some peoples yearning for a mes siah figure to deliver us from our collective sins from racism to crime than it does about reality It also says something about our willingness and the will ingness of those who want Powell to be President in order to advance their own careers to ignore unpleas ant truths about the man with the golden image For instance look at the memorandum that House Speaker Newt Gingrich requested from University of Texas Professor Marvin Olasky on The Powell I Could Not The Powell I The memo is a triumph of wishful thinking Olasky who has contributed much intellectual substance to the Republican plan to overhaul welfare hopes that Powell may not be a closet liberal and though prochoice on abortion could be persuaded to speak and act in ways that would reduce the number of abortions He also believes that if Powell were to become President he might use the bully pulpit and the Department of Education to push abstinence so that fewer teenagers would get pregnant in the first place But a prolife candidate could do the same with far more conviction Why it must be asked would voters consider a man untested in politics to be their President If Bob Dole or Phil Gramm announced they wanted to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs would anyone take them seriously Five years ago few outside the Washington foreign policy community had heard of Colin Powell He was just another military bureaucrat The Persian Gulf War changed that but Powell emerged from that conflict with more stars than he deserved The record shows that in every Gulf planning session Gen Powell raised the possi bility of an American blood bath and urged President Bush to use economic sanctions not troops to thwart Iraqi dictator Saddam Husseins invasion of Kuwait When Bush overruled him Powell devised a plan of attack for the forces that was vintage WWI over the top stuff Norman Schwarzkopf was so opposed to it that he threatened to resign if forced to implement it Assistant Secre tary of State Lawrence Eagleburger called the Pow ell plan the real recipe for an American bloodbath In an apparent attempt to cover himself Powell called in The Washington Posts Bob Woodward on the eve of Bushs fateful moment He told Wood ward of his deep misgivings about the Bush strategy for repelling Saddams aggression and relayed his own belief in economic sanctions Schwarzkopf and Bush were vindicated by Amer icas finest military hour since WWII When Wood The was published it told of Powells opposition to Bushs military deci sions Worse we learned that Powell had positioned Cal Thomas himself so that he could have wiggled out of any responsibility should the war have gone badly It would have been said that Bush overruled the pro fessional advice of his Joint Chiefs chairman But to liberals in Congress Powell would a hero By speaking out of turn to Woodward Powell was disloyal to his commander in chief Liberal journalists see Powell as the antirevo lutionary who could beat back the voters intentions expressed in the 1994 election Powell himself has called the Contract With America harsh and puni But who knows where this man who is so adept at flipflopping really stands As he writes in his book he started out as a centerleftist But after declaring himself prochoice and for mative action and for the Million Man within days he changed to generally in line with the Christian right and questioned the leadership of the march Powell could fill an important role as a racial heal er while speaking out for abstinence and personal responsibility He could do this in the House or Sen ate as a governor a university president or in private life But if he chooses to run for President and appears to be a front man for convictionless Rockefeller1 who lack a viable candidate he will open himself up to attacks on his record in the mili tary and his selfserving confessional to Bob Wood ward That will begin a battle he cannot win and he will be a candidate for whom most social conserva tives cannot and will not vote Cal Thomas is a syndicated Two arrests reported following assassination By HILARY APPELMAN Associated Press Writer Analysis JERUSALEM AP The senior secret service official charged withprotecting Israeli leaders resigned today after an internal inquiry blamed seri ous security lapses for the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Israel radio reported two more arrests in the killing The radio gave no details on those reportedly arrested and police would not immediately com ment The radio said the suspects were to be brought before a Tel Aviv magistrate for a hearing The confessed killer Yigal Amir 25 said after his arrest Saturday night that he acted alone But on Sunday police jailed his 27yearold brother Hagai as a possible accomplice Government sources said the chief of the slain prime ministers bodyguard unit was suspended and two lowerranking Shin Bet agents were transferred to other jobs The findings of the investigation were presented today at an Israeli Cabinet meeting Today In History Security sources said the report found there were too few bodyguards surrounding Rabin just before he was shot at a Tel Aviv peace rally Saturday night and that unauthorized people were allowed to get too close The report also suggested that Rabins bodyguards who work under the Shin Bet might have been indoctrinated to focus on potential Arab assailants and thus were inadequately prepared for the possi bility of attacks by Jews The Cabinet decided today to set up a commission with subpoena powers to look into the security breaches that permitted the gunman to get near Rabin and into the Shin Bets intelligence work on Jewish extremist groups The confessed gunman had links to such fringe groups The preliminary report said the agencys database of Jewish extremists and possible attackers was too small and that it had failed to identify many of the people who took part in violent antigovernment demonstrations Government sources speaking on condition of anonymity said the head of the Shin Bets protective services had resigned the chief of Rabins body guard unit was suspended and two others were trans ferred No one was identified Israeli legal experts meanwhile explored the pos sibility of taking harsh legal steps against the including jailing them without charges a tactic pre viously used against Palestinians Earlier this year Attorney General Michael Ben Yair urged Rabin to take such steps but he refused because he did not want to provoke the outrage of Jewish settlers Now according to the Yediot Ahronot newspaper Ben Yair is consulting with legal experts to see if Jew ish extremists can be detained without charges dis armed tried in military courts and have their mover ments restricted Authorities cracking down on Jewish militants made their first arrest today By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday Nov 8 the 312th day of 1995 There are 53 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Nov 8 1892 former President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison for the presiden cy becoming the first and to date only chief executive to win non consecutive terms to the White House On this date In 1793 the Louvre began admitting the public even though the French museum had been officially open since August In 1889 Montana became the 41st state In 1923 Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power with a failed coup in Munich Germany that came to be known as the BeerHall In 1932 New York Gov Franklin D Roosevelt defeated incumbent Her bert Hoover for the presidency In 1933 President Roosevelt creat ed the Civil Works Administration designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed In 1942 Operation Torch began during World War 11 as and British forces landed in French North Africa In 1950 during the Korean conflict the first jetplane battle took place as Air Force Lt Russell J Brown shot down a North Korean MiG15 In I960 Massachusetts Sen John F Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M Nixon for the presidency In 1966 Edward W Brooke of Massachusetts became the first black to be elected to the Senate by popular vote Ten years ago A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon was delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut hi the letter Terry Anderson the Rev Lawrence Jenco j5avid Jacob sen and Thomas Sutherland pleaded with President Reagan to negotiate their release All four men were even tually freed Five years ago President Bush ordered a new round of troop deploy ments in the Persian Gulf adding up to soldiers to the multinational force facing off against Iraq One year ago Midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years California voters approved Proposition 187 designed to deny education and social services and nonemergency health care to illegal aliens Todays Birthdays Actor Norman Lloyd is 81 Actress June Havoc is 79 Actordirector Gene Saks is 74 Heart surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard is 73 Singer Patti Page is 68 CBS newsman Morley Safer is 64 Actor Alain Delon is 60 Singer Bonnie Raitt is 46 TV personality Mary Hart is 44 Singersongwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 41 Singeractor Leif Garrett is 34 Thought for Today Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of Margaret Lee Run beck American author   

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