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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 A 0 HeraldZeitung 0 Sunday January Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 21 QUOTA Never impose your language on people you wish to Abbie Hoffman political activist 1968 E D I T O R I A National Jaycees Week Organization trains members in personal and leadership skills through involvement The United States Junior Chamber of Commerces mission statement reads To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organiza tional involvement while expanding the Jaycee movement The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung supports this mission state ment and urges everyone to learn more about this organization dur ing Jaycees Week Jan Locally the New Braunfels Jaycees made their presence felt throughout the past year In addition to the skills they learned through their active participation in programs and activities they also did much to improve the quality of life in our area Some of the projects local Jaycees supported and participated in included Toys for Tots Comal County Fair Wurstfest Shoes Kids Festival Personal Dynam ics Miss Texas Childrens Filmfest Individual Development Training Texas Scholarship Program and the Magic Show proceeds from these projects are given throughout the year as donations to community New Braunfels Jaycees have also supported the work of other community organizations such as Safe City Commission DARE Community Service Center Childrens Shelter local Boy Scout Troops Womens Shelter and This year the organization will give two Southwest Texas State University scholarships to eligible New Braunfels applicants scholarships awarded based on academic Deadline to apply for the scholarships is Feb 1 and applications may be picked up at New Braunfels and Canyon high schools The New Braunfels Jaycees chapter is one of the oldest in the state and the group was instrumental in the acquisition of Landa Park and the implementation of the citys current CityManager form of government according to a chapter news release Young men and women ages 21 through 39 are eligible for mem bership in the group For more information write to New Braun fels Jaycees Box 310432 New Braunfels TX 781310432 Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Love 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 HeraldZeitune Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Loveday Retail Advertising Qsteen Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Production City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal 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 9 six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier deli very 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 am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by weekdays or by 11 ajn on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to toe New Braunfek HeraldZeitung PO Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 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 Opinion Lessons not learned by royals London My English friend is attempting to explain to his American visitor how many Britons view the troubles between Prince Charles and Princess Diana It isnt the adultery so much as it is the indiscre he says It is a version of what Henry Higgins said about another people in a different context The French dont care what they do actually as long as they pronounce it Prince Charles says my friend gets points for keeping his mouth shut while Diana loses points for blabbing it all in that muchwatched television interview for the BBC which achieved a similar ratings bonanza when shown on ABC In England keeping a stiff upper lip remains paramount Now that Queen Elizabeth has officially pro nounced the marriage dead by calling for a quick divorce one question is whether Diana in addition to the million settlement she could receive will also retain a title But the more important question is whether Charles quite significant other Camilla Parker Bowles will be able to marry the prince and if she does whether he can still be king and if he can whether she can be queen It all gets very sticky because the monarch is also the head of the Church of England an institution founded by Henry VIII to make things easier for himself as he unmerrily went through wives as fast as the executioner could swing an ax The Church of England officially opposes divorce but fortunately for Henry not As recent ly as 1936 when King Edward VIII was refused permission to marry the American divorcee Wallis chose to church and the prime minister held to tradition But this being the selfindulgent 90s Prime Minister John Major says he doesnt think there will be any impediment to Charles marrying Camilla And the Archbishop of Canterbury says he would bless Charles remarriage This however is not the main point Parker Bowles is quoted as saying that not only does she intend to marry Charles but that she also intends to be his queen consort and to receive the title Her Royal Highness allowing any children the two have to be in line for the throne Queen Eliza beths opinion of this is not publicly known but it seems highly unlikely she would go along with such a scenario Parker Bowles reportedly thinks she has already paid a considerable price by divorcing her brigadier Cal Thomas husband and has no intention of living the rest of her life alone A friend of the Princes says that will put duty above love and the country ahead himself Too bad he didnt feel as strongly about duty to his wife and children Diana spent the Christmas holiday in seclusion in the Caribbean apparently plotting her own post marital strategy Its all very dicey as the Brits would say and the stuff that keeps the tabloids and television programs in business There is talk of little else All of the yearend reports featured ample stories on the tribulations of Charles and Diana in what must be Britains longestrunning reallife soap opera My English friend could not adequately explain all to me No one fully understands it including principals But one thing is easily understood If Charles and Diana had applied the lesson read at their 1981 wedding especially the part about being patient and kind and not selfseeking or keeping records of wrongs it always always trusts always hopes always two young princes would be living in a stable fami ly as is their right and the Church of England and the politicians would not be performing theological and legal acrobatics to justify things they once discourJ aged as not being in the best interests of people or of nations Cal Thomas is a syndicated What do you think Will you utilize the new mass transit bus system coming to New Braunfels The newest target date for the start up of New Braunfels1 mass transit system is March 11 However officials are working hard right now planning and testing bus routes selecting a logo for the system and finishing an interlocal agreement between the Community Council of South Central Texas and the City of New Braunfels We want to know if the residents of New Braunfels are getting ready too and if they plan to utilize the new system Fill out the coupon drop it by our office at 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 or fax survey to 210 6251224 Copied forms are accepted Deadline for this survey is Saturday Jan Yes Comments No Name Address City Age Sex ft V I L Write em 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 Seguin TX 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 Rheinlan der 2106205591 District Clerk Margaret Herbrich 2106205574 County Clerk Joy Streater 2106205513 County Treasurer Bart1 Bartholomew 2106205507 The Survey Says Eight readers responded to last weeks survey question Do you believe the building boom in New Braunfels in beneficial to the and their opinions varied dramatically Their responses are as follows Yes The tax base must grow to support the evergrowing school county city government New businesses provide jobs and choice new restaurants provide choice motels provide tourist dol lars and tax and more businesses promote competition ana lower prices for all Good homes are a must Yes and no It creates more jobs and wealth for the city No because it destroys the smalltown atmosphere and plus crime increases Its really a tradeoff Id prefer keeping it a small town just as it is Of course it is beneficial to the community The boom brings peo ple here to work in our plants stores shops etc and they allow expansion of all of the above If we dont grow we will die Expansion spreads the tax base No What is progress We moved from Dallas because we were tired of the building boom and rat race We chose New Braun fels five years ago While we love this town and good neighbors its becoming a mini Dallas Beneficial I doubt it very much Growth in the past has not lowered our taxes nor will it now and municipal sources will be hard put to keep up with it as will schools More people more problems Building to replace old outofdate facilities is beneficial Build ing to house a population boom is a djsaster Our area has a very lim ited land and water source new building requires expensive support facilities No Any building boom brings people into the community who bring their habits with them and many of their habits are not accept able to the community No In the five years we have lived here we have seen traffic increase and we are fast losing the nice quiet atmosphere that we moved here for Increased revenues dont mean much because we will also have increased expenses police fire streets etc Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Sunday Jan 14 the I4th day of 1996 There are 352 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Jan 14 1784 the United States ratified the peace treaty with England that ended the Revolution ary War On this date In 1639 the first constitution of Connecticut known as the Fundamental Orders was adopted at a meeting in Hartford In 1742 English astronomer Edmond Halley who observed the comet that now bears his name died at age 85 In 1858 French emperor Napoleon 111 escaped an attempt on his life by Felice Orsini an Italian patriot who was later executed In 1898 the Rev Charles L Dodgson better known as author less than two weeks before his 66th birthday In 1900 the Puccini opera Tosca received a mixed reception at its world premiere in Rome In 1943 President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began a wartime confer ence in Casablanca In 1952 NBCs Today show premiered featur ing Dave Garroway as host with Jack Lescoulie and newscaster Jim Fleming In 1953 Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the Yugoslav Parliament In 1963 George C Wallace was swom in as gov ernor of Alabama with a pledge in his inaugural address of segregation now segregation tomorrow segregation forever In crew members of the aircraft car rier Enterprise were killed when an explosion ripped through the ship off Hawaii In 1970 Diana Ross and the Supremes performed together in concert for the final time at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas Ten years ago Vinicio Cerezo was inaugurated as Guatemalas first civilian president in 16 years in a cer emony attended by US Vice President George Bush Five years ago With time running out before a United Nations deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait Iraqs National Assembly voted to give Pres ident Saddam Hussein full authority over the Persian Gulf crisis One year ago Russian troops in the breakaway republic of Chechnya captured the Council of Minis ters building a key rebel position in the capital Grozny Pope John Paul II addressed a huge rally in Manila urging young people to reject cynicism Todays Birthdays CBS commentator Andy Rooney is 77 Former CBS newsman George Herman is 76 Senator Lauch Faircloth is 68 Civil rights activist Julian Bond is 56 Actress Faye Dun away is 55 Actor Jason Bateman is 27 Thought for Today hi much wisdom is much grief and he that knowledge Ecclesiastes l i   

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