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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas A 0 HarajdZeltung g Sunday March Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 m 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 We grew up founding pur dreams on the infinite promise of American Zelda Fitzgerald author 1932 EDITORIAL KUDOS Black Heritage Society Canyon Middle School students recognize areas support KUDOS is a regular feature of the HeraldZeitung in which readers may applaud and thank those people and organiza tions who went the extra mile through volunteer work or spon sorship for them If you wish to recognize someone in this fea ture write to HeraldZeitung KUDOS 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 On behalf of the Black Heritage Society we would like to give a big thankyou to Terri Taylor and the Texas Commerce Bank on their strong support in helping with the Black Heritage Art Contest held in February A big thankyou also goes to two schools in the New Braunfels Independent School District who chose to participate in the art contest Memorial Primary and New Braunfels High SchooJ The art contest was a success Another successful Black Heritage Activity took place on Saturday Feb 24 The Black Heritage and the Greater His panic Chamber of Commerce had a fundraiser to raise money for high school scholarships Many thanks goes to its support ers First State Bank Maxwell Chevrolet Milt Ferguson High Sierra New Braunfels Smokehouse Bayseas Bavarian Vil lage Jan Kennady Paul Fraser Jim Hendricks and many thanks also goes to one of our strongest supporters Texas Commerce Bank Wflthaji Miltett President BlackHeritage Society of Comal Coring One hundred twenty members of Canyon Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society Jan These students had to maintain a 92 grade point average They also had to be involved in some sort of community service The ceremony went well We inducted 120 very talented stu Middle School would like to congratulate all of the inductees current members and officers Also thanks to all of the parents for their superior work to make this program possible Barbie Friesenhahn reporter NJHS 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 Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Production Parnell 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 Coma County Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeitutig 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 J 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 HeraldZeiiung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 New column Two bits four bits six bits a dollar all for the INTERNET stand up and HOLLER Now that I have the attention of everyone who has ever attended a school athletic event I would like to express my excitement and appreciation to the local readers who have stated their desire for a weekly column on com puters and for the staff of the HeraldZeitung for publishing it My desire for this first article is to pro vide an introduction of myself and to introduce you to some of the topics I will cover in the near future I have been involved with computers since 1984 and in the computer business since 1989 My early involvement with computers was in the area of com puter instruction I quickly moved to a technical position where I worked on Novell networks and specialized in interconnecting networks with other networks and with IBM midrange computers In recent years I have jumped on the Microsoft Net working bandwagon and learned all about Windows NT and Windows 95 networking and configura tions Following welldeveloped habits I obtained in the Boy Scouts I have been working on my Pro fessional Merit In computer lingo that equates to being a Novell authorized Certified Net ware Engineer and Microsoft Certified Product Spe cialist with Windows NT I have been working for the past couple of years helping companies in the South Texas area plan for and achieve their information sys tems goals on internet The magnitude of types of topics I can covet in this column is huge The computer business today is booming and changing as each week passes He since this is a weekly column and not a novel I must concentrate on topics that can be entertaining and informative I believe tnat the one topic that is having the great est effect on us all is the Internet The Internet will do more to affect the way we live our lives than other medium available in the near future The Internet has an effect on large corporations small businesses individual researchers and individual recre ators Perhaps the best description of the uniqueness and ower of the Internet is offered by Kevin Kelly the executive editor of Wired magazine He described the Inten et as an interactive manytomany medium Allojv me to explain this computer term Newspapers can pre sent the words of a few to many people Newspapers act like a forum in their editorial section The weak ness of this medium is that the time between respons es is counted in days and the responses hive to be chosen for inclusion in the medium Telev sion and radio are even more of onetomany media The talk shows that do offer types of feedback are very timely and interactive but that timeliness can be viewed as a disadvantage as well The interactive dia logue has to be done in real time which means that you have to call in and talk during the actual time of the show The number of people who can take advan tage of this is extremely limited as a percentage of the whole number watching or listening to the show What makes the Internet so interactive is its abil ity to conduct discussion forums in real time chat groups or near real time forum discussion groups that maintain historical messages that can be car ried on by two or many people and read and referred to by many people that can benefit from the infor mation in the discussion group Besides the ability of the Internet to store and transmit text the Internet is a good medium for the storage and retrieval of audio and video informa tion With todays technology and a standard con nection the audio programs work well Video on the other hand takes a fast computer and fast connection in order to be of use with our current technology Thats how it is today Tomorrow the technology will change Reed Helmly is a South Texas Computer Consul tant for CompuVision and lives in New Braunfels Comments and suggestions for future articles can be mailed in care of this newspaper or by calling 608 What do you think Following the tremendous response the HZ received from last weeks survey question regarding the possible renovation of the old LCRA building we thought we better stick with that topic Now that so many have voiced their support of a project to renovate the old structure the next logical question is How would you fund such a project Also Who should take control of the project the City of New Braunfels or a private organization We want to know what you think 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 acceptable Deadline for this survey is Saturday March What steps should be taken to help keep the Comal River clean and safe this year Name Address City Phone Age Sex MH MW V MM MB tHtfMM Write em TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES Governor George W Bush 12428 Austin TX 78711 5124632000 Attorney General Dan Morales 12548 Austin TX 78711 5124632100 State Senator Jeff Wentworth 1250 RE 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 5124630121 FAX 5124753738 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 Dist Bill Reimer New Braunfels 2106205533 County Attorney Nathan 2106205591 District Clerk Margaret Herbrich 2106205574 County Clerk Joy Streater 2106205513 The Survey Six readers responded to last weeks survey ques tion What would be the best way to fund a reno vation of the old LCRA building Their responses follow First things first Lets focus on acquiring the building first we need to save the building This landmark is so important to the citizens of New Braunfels that we are counting on each and everyone as well as support from the LCRA Since I do not know what the cost involved will be I find it impossible to suggest of funding All that I can be certain of at this point in time is that I am willing to donate personal funds for its renovation A halfcent increase in sales tax for a limited period of time with the city of New Braunfels han dling the renovations It is likely that LCRA will provide funds for ren ovating the building We can plan for other funding after negotiations with LCRA are completed I feel a private organization should be formed for this purpose We have been involved in the swim ming program both local and national for a number of years We feel we do need an indoor swimming pool This would be a great one along with the oth er great uses as a Childrens Museum etc Please con sider all ages Now that LCRA is aware of the tremendous community support for preserving the building as a cultural arts center they will likely make a decision soon We hope they will designate the funds which would otherwise be used for demolition to restoring the building Then and only then we can move ahead with further plans Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Sunday March 17 the 77th day of 1996 There are 289 days left in the year This is St Patricks Day Todays Highlight in History In 461 according to tradition St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland died in Saul On this date In 1776 British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War In 1870 the Massachusetts Legislature authorized the incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary It later became Wellesley In 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin D Roosevelt in New York In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt used the term muckrake in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington In 1910 the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed It was formally presented to the public exactly two years In 1941 the National Gallery Washington In 1942 Gen Douglas MacArth tralia to become supreme commande in the southwest Pacific theater duri In 1950 scientists at the Univen at Berkeley announced they ha radioactive element which they nam d In 1966 a midget submarin ing hydrogen bomb which had fall ican bomber into the Mediterranea In 1969 Golda Meir became Israel In 1970 the United States cast i Security Council The U lion that would have condemned B use force to overthrow the whiteruled government of Ten years ago Prosecutors in S eden said a man in custody had probably assassinated Prime Minister Olaf Palme however the suspe t was cleared a month Art opened in arrived in Aus of Allied forces g World Warfl ty of California created a new located a miss from an Amer off Spain me minister of first veto in the killed a resolu tain for failure to Five years ago Allied commanders from the Gulf War held a second round of ceasefire talks with Iraqi officers the Iraqis were told they could not move their warplanes inside Iraq for any reason Millions of people voted in a landmark referendum on whether to preserve the splintering Soviet Union One year ago The White House hosted a St Patricks Day reception for Irish Prime Minister John Bruton that was attended by Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams The federal government approved the nations first chicken pox vaccine Varivax Flor Contempla cion a Filipino maid was hanged in Singapore for murder despite international pleas to spare her Todays Birthdays Actress Mercedes McCam bridge is 78 Singersongwriter John Sebastian is 52 Actor Patrick Duffy is 47 Actor Kurt Russell is 45 Actress LesleyAnne Down is 42 Actor Rob Lowe is 32 Thought for Today It is my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep Sean OCasey Irish playwright
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