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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                0 Sunday DQcember 3 1995 Opinion talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 62591 44 ext 21 It is futile to fight against hostile journal ists They were always the winners and I was the big loser even if my cause was right Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian prince 1994 D I T O R I A troop deployment Support from Congress necessary as troops ready for mission in the Balkans Its a done deal troops will be stationed in BosniaHerzegovina beginning this month as part of a NATO operation to implement the peace accord reached last week in Dayton Regardless of any opposition in Congress and there is considerable opposition the President will go ahead with the deployment of some American soldiers as part of the troop NATO contingent And with the reluctant support of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole voiced opposition to the deployment will likely subside in the coming days as hearings on the action continue on Capitol Hill Dole is expected to present the Senate with a resolution of support It is hoped it will be ratified before the official signing of the peace accord Dec 14 in Paris Because the troop deployment is going to happen lawmakers opposed to the action should now work toward making the troops mission one that can be accomplished with the least number of casualties And be certain there will be casualties Military strategists have much more to worry about than just Bosnian Serb gunners theyve not forgotten Americas part in NATO air raids on their positions The battlefields of Bosnia are littered with land mines placed by Bosnian government troops Serbs and Croats Mines dont discriminate and are likely to take a toll on peacekeepers in the region Some in the Pentagon are also concerned about Muslim fighters who are now in Bosnia Many fought on the side of the Bosnian government and concerns abound about terrorist attacks against troops And then there are the scars of war felt by people on all sides With so many atrocities committed hatred remains and the urge to exact revenge is still simmering Once entrenched in Bosnia the fear is that American soldiers will be required to maintain the peace there well past the one year deadline pro posed by many As one lawmaker put it last week its easy to get into a situation like Bosnia but much more difficult to get out Formulating an exit strategy which has not been forthcoming from the White House or NATO so far would help to define the involvement in the peace effort 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 Retail Advertising Osteen Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday njomings Tuesday through Friday by the NewBmurtfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Canal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier 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 Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mai outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 sun on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the NttiBratinftk HeraUZeiaung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Opinion Ofilhia contact To submit letters and columns electronically by way of online services or internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungs address is Traditions abound during holidays Holidays can be special times of the year and family time tends to be a central aspect of what makes holidays special Id like to underscore the importance of traditions in making holidays special Traditions link children with their past and add pre dictability to a world all too unpredictable Traditions give children and adults a sense of belonging and make ones family unique For the sake of continu ity as well as for the joy of it include children in many of the holiday traditions The spirit of the holidays focus at least in part on our relationships with our fellow human beings Christmas celebrates Christs birthday and His lessons to us involve treating each other with care and dignity Traditions can be personal as in selfdevel opment or with family with friends with people in general and with our Earth which certainly needs more care than it has What are your family traditions which you would like to keep If you dont have them what better time than to begin them Going out to pick a Christmas tree decorating it as a family listening to and singing carols popping and stringing popcorn wrapping packages together decorating the house nighttime church are all things which punctu ate the season when we do them together Shopping or better yet making gifts for others is a great way to help children learn to think of gifts which fit the other person Take kids shopping for others rather than doing it for them This is a fun lesson in human understanding and in realizing that others wants are often different from our own Wouldnt it be great if we could understand differ ent as different rather than different as wrong One great tradition I just heard of was to make a wreath for each person in the family and then to add an ornament or symbolic thing each year reflecting something relevant to their life that year Children would love that and could reflect back about each year of their life as the wreath becomes more filled A family photo each holiday season kept in a special family book is a great way to reflect across the years Kids love watching themselves grow up in pictures adults usually love it Another great tradition which really touches the meaning of the holidays is to take children to purchase a gift with their own money for those less fortunate to go through their toys to give away those they no longer play with to a shelter or some other appropriate place Encourage them to give away good toys too Lets teach children that holidays are not just receiving presents When Christ mas comes to mean What do I get there is so very much lost and it is so very sad Some families pull together to prepare and serve or deliver a meal to a less fortunate family Some go to Christmas meals offered in the community to cook or serve others This is also the meaning of care of others Nancy Logan Some people who have more than enough things have begun to be gifted with a few hours of com munity service in their name a donation to a cause of their choice in their name or supporting a needy child in their name Last year my cousin gifted my parents with the donation of eyeglasses to a child they will never know and a donation toward a needed surgery for a child What a great idea and what a great gift How about painting over graffiti How about pick ing up trash at a park in honor of someone How about doing something good for our Earth These ideas really are at the spirit of the be good to one another When these gifts of reaching out to and caring for others add to a basis of within thefamily traditions there is a balance between self care family care and care for others which is a powerful and important message Lets be good keepers of ourselves our family our friends and those we do not even know Lets be good keepers of our animals our forests rivers and oceans and our Earth Family traditions which honor the family are extremely special and important Perhaps extend ing these traditions to those outside the family can ajssist in making the true meaning of Christmas to become alive in each of us Disclaimer All materials in this column are pro vided for general information only It is not intend ed nor should it be construed as psychological advice or instruction Dr Logon is a psychologist in private practice in New What do you think Do you support our sending troops to Bosnia to enforce the recentlysigned peace treaty The greatest asset Advance troops will be on the ground in Bosnia shortly preparing for the more than combat troops that will be arriving later this month as part of a NATO peacekeeping effort We want to know if you support the use of troops in this endeav or Fill out pur office New Braunfels 7X78130 or fax survey 62512247 Copied forms 4 are accepted Deadline for this survey is Saturday Dec Name Address City Write em GOVERNMENT OFFICES 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 Loop 410 Ste 640 San Antonio TX 78209 2108215024 Frank Tejeda 1313 Military Ste 115 San Antonio TX 78214 2109247383 FAX 2109276222 TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES Governor George W Bush Box12428 Austin TX 78711 5124632000 Attorney General Dan Morales Box12548 Austin TX 78711 5124632100 State Senator Jeff Wentworth 1250 Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78209 2108267800 FAX 2108260571 or 60x12068 Austin TX 787112068 5124630326 State Senator Judith Zaffirini Box627 Laredo TX 78042 2107222293 or 8ox 12068 Austin TX 787112068 5124630125 FAX 5124630326 State Representative Edmund Kuempel Box 911 Seguin TX 781550911 2103798732 FAX 5124630904 or Box2910 Austin TX 787682910 5124630602 FAX 5124635896 COMAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES Comal County Courthouse 100 Main Plaza New 6raunfels TX 78130 2106205501 FAX 2106205592 County Judge Carter Casteel 2106205501 District Attorney 22nd Dist 6ill Reimer New Braunfels 2106205533 The Survey The following are some of the responses we received to last weeks Survey Question What is New Braunfels greatest Its friendly attitude and atmosphere Its very unique New Braunfels has a lot of German traditions and a lot of places to buy good barbecue People move about at a slower pace than in big towns and most make time to say Hi or Theres so many things to do all the time New Braunfels is the biggest and greatest little town in Texas It has the best and hardest working chamber It has many things to do all year like water sports golf fishing and a lot of great neighbors The schools and their staff They are dedicated people working against the odds Par ents are too busy working earn ing a living as society elevates sports figures for their students to admire wages and feats Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Sunday Dec 3 the 337th day of 1995 There are 28 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Dec 3 1967 a team of surgeons in Cape Town South Africa headed by Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky who lived 18 days with the new heart On this date In 1818 niinois was admitted as the 21st state In 1828 Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States In 1833 Oberlin College in Ohio the first tru ly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States opened its doors In 1925 Concerto in by George Gershwin had its world premiere at New Yorks Carnegie Hall with Gershwin himself at the piano In 1947 the Tennessee Williams play A Street car Named Desire opened on Broadway In 1953 the musical featuring the song Stranger in opened on Broadway In 1960 the Lemer and Loewe musical which included the song If Ever I Would Leave opened on Broadway In 1964 police arrested about 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sitin In 1967 the 20th Century Limited the famed luxury train completed its final run from New York to Chicago In people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnatis Riverfront Coliseum where the British rock group The Who was performing In 1984 more than people were fatally stricken after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide sub sidiary in Bhopal India Ten years ago The space shuttle Atlantis returned safely to earth completing a weeklong mission that included the launching of three satellites and exper iments involving space construction techniques Five years ago A Northwest Airlines DC9s collided on the ground with a Northwest Boeing 727 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport resulting in a o fire that claimed eight lives President Bush a fivenation South American tour as he arrived Brazil One year ago Rebel Serbs in Bosnia failed too keep a pledge to release hundreds of keepers some of whom had been held for more than a week AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser who along with her two children were infected with HIV because of a blood transfusion died in Santa Monica Calif 5 at age 47 Todays Birthdays Country singer Feriin Husky is 68 Movie director JeanLuc Godard is 65 Jaye P Morgan is 64 Rock singer Ozzy Osboume is T 47 o Jk u Thought for Today There is many a good man to be found under a shabby Chinese A proverb   

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