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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 01 HeraldZeitung O Tuesday January Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 Wherever citizens are seen routinely as enemies of their own government writers are routinely seen to be the most dangerous Doctorow c 1980 EDITORIAL Driving while blind Possibility of losing license for six months appears to be deterring incidents of DWI We are if not anything else a mobile society Our economy revolves around the modes of transportation avail able to us On a more personal level the ability to drive ones own auto mobile has opened up the entire country even the Western Hemi sphere to the American with a valid drivers license Thats why the prospect and threat of losing that license that priv ilege is such a strpng deterrent to driving while intoxicated And recent state figures seem to back up that assertion In the first year of a program that pulls drivers licenses from those charged with DWI more than Texans were issued sus pension notices Of those people requested a hearing before an admin istrative law judge to argue their case for blocking any such sus pension v The idea of the administrative license revocation statute is to provide a swift hearing and if a person is going to lose their license that it happens a Texas Department of Public Safe ty attorney said irva Waco TribuneHerald story Sunday Justice has become much swifter against DWI offenders because of this statute and now the punishment is catching up with the seri ousness of the crime as well In addition to criminal penalties a DWI offender may face the loss of a drivers license will seriously disrupt that persons entire work and social life Its most of us would truly hate to endure and thats the point of the law Some people dont really believe that theyre going to suffer some sort of significant punishment for driving while intoxicated but they can imagine losing their a Mothers Against Drunk Driving official said in the TribuneHerald story We support this law and pose this question to readers who think they can get away with driving while intoxicated Are you ready to walk for six months Today 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 MaU letters to Letters to the Editor the Neu 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 Production Joyner City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by ihe New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Lancia or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months 19 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 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 POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraidZeitung 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 HZeitung@AOL.com Shutdown wont effect meals effort On Friday Jan 5 1996 an article appeared in the Herald Zeitung announcing the shut ting down of nutritional pro grams for the elderly due to the federal budget stalemate This announcement was made by the state Department on Aging In response it is important for the citizens of Comal Coun ty to know that the Comal County Senior Citizens Center will continue to deliver home meals to homebound individu als and will continue to serve onsite meals at the Center with no letup or shutdown for the duration of the government no matter how long it takes All meals both delivered and inhouse will continue on schedule The Senior Center sponsors the homedelivered meal program in New Braunfels and has done so for Marie Dawson a number of years Only recently did we begin to receive a small gov ernmental subsidy for this service We would never stop delivering meals to the homebound it is a commitment to the community and to those persons We would never stop deliv ering meals to the home bound It is a commitment to the community and to those persons unable to attend onsite meals or to prepare for unable to attend onsite meals or to prepare for them selves It is a service that we are proud of and a service that helps us meet our mission statement which is to pro vide a safe and friendly environment where seniors may gather and engage in a variety of social recre ational healthful and educational activities and to care for the wellbeing of homebound seniors and offer assistance in maintaining their quality of life Also this is the perfect opportunity to plead for vol unteer drivers for homedelivered meals Our num bers of delivered meals have increased substantially and we are in constant need of volunteers for this very rewarding deed Please contact Gladys Bartling 6294547 if you can help whether it be one day a week one day a month or even as a substitute when a regular vol unteer cant make it Thanks Now all you homedelivered recipients and all you seniors who enjoy the onsite meals so much RELAX Its business as usual at our establishment so well see you there Marie Dawson is a New Braunfels resident and president of the Comal County Senior Citizens Cen 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 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 GOVERNMENT OFFICES Comal County Courthouse 100 Main Plaza New Braunfels TX 78130 2106205501 FAX 2106205592 County Judge Carter Casteel 2106205501 District Attorney 22nd Bill Reimer New Braunfels 2106205533 County Attorney Nathan Rhein lander 2106205591 District Clerk Margaret Herbrich 2106205574 County Clerk Joy Streater 2106205513 County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew 2106205507 AssessorCollector Mrs Gloria K Clennan 2106205521 Sheriff Jack Bremer 2106203400 or 2106203450 County Auditor H Bate Bond 2106205557 Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers 2106258597 County Commissioners Pet 1 Evans 2106255254 Pet 2 Danny Scheel 210609 5562 Pet 3 Christina Zamora 210 6259213 Justices of the Peace and Con stables Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Jan 9 the ninth day of 1996 There are 357 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Jan Richard Milhous Nixon the 37th president of the United States was bom in Yorba Lin da Calif On this date In 1788 Connecticut became the fifth state to rat ify the Constitution In 1793 Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard using a hotair balloon flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury In 1861 Mississippi seceded from the Union In 1861 the Star of the West a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements to federal troops at Fort Sumter retreated after being fired on by a bat tery in the harbor In 1945 during World War II American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines In 1957 Anthony Eden resigned as British prime minister citing health reasons In 1964 rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamani ans and three soldiers In 1968 the Surveyor Seven space probe made a soft landing on the moon marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface In 1972 reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood said a purported biography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake In 1980 Saudi Arabia beheaded 63 people for their involvement in the November 1979 raid on the Grand Mosque in Mecca Ten years ago British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigned Accusing Prime Minister Thatch er of trying to muzzle his campaign against the takeover of a British helicopter company by Sikorsky an American firm Five years ago Secretary of State James A Bak er III and Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz met for six hours in Geneva but failed to resolve the Persian Gulf crisis President Bush in Washington accused Iraq of a total stiffarm a total One year ago In New York the trial of Sheik Omar AbdelRahman and 11 other defendants accused of conspiring to wage a holy war against the United States began All the defendants were con victed of seditious conspiracy the following October except for two who had reached plea agreements with the Severe flooding forced people to flee resort communities in the hills north of San Francisco British comedian Peter Cook died in Lon don at age 57 Todays Birthdays Football HallofFamer Bart Starr is 62 Actor Bob Denver is 61 Folk singer Joan Baez is 55 Actress Susannah York is 55 Singer Crystal Gayle is 45 Thought for Today Those who give have all things They who withhold have Hindu proverb   

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