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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas tfattor Doug Loveday the Opinion call 6259144 submit letters and Quest columns electronically by way dt online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address and jm Alism scholars believe in parsuin truth think sometimes ft can be fc LI md life in hope I i Reese Cleghom journalism dean 1995 T O R I A L Line item veto Measure will allow president to eliminate spending items from appropriations bills Finally the President and Congress were able to agree on a bill A line item veto was signed into law this week by the president after receiving bipartisan support in Congress for the measure The bill a impart of the OOPs Contract With has also been support sjed by die president throughout his Administration It was pushed by Presidents Reagan and Bush and finally thank fully its law Hie measure s the President to veto specific spending measures pork barrel items without vetoing an entire appropriations bill Fortythree governors have lineitem veto power in their respective states and its long overdue at the federal level One thing the lineitem veto wifi mean is that a sitting President will not have the ability to shrug off criticism about huge appropriations bills signed into law Before presidents would hold up their hands and mere was nothing they could do short of vetoing the whole bill when outrageous spending items were included in a bill That excuse wont be there anymore Just as our Congressman inshould be held accountable for the appropriations measures passed and to the President the President will now be accountable for using and not using his lineitem veto power While legitimate arguments can be made that the lineitem veto sig Rep Larnar Smith rightly pointed out that a twothirds majority in Congress can still override that veto Those upset with the lineitem veto may also have other reasons to despair No longer will their frivolous spending measures often designed to jgain favor among their constituents back home go unnoticed Democratic Sen Robert Byrd of West Virginia made an impassioned speech on the Senate floor denouncing the lineitem veto as a pow er grab by the president To most Senate watchers however Byrd is known as the porkbar rel king tunneling millions of dollars in federal spending projects to West Virginia Hes beloved in that state which makes sense con sidering the money hes directed there Well see if that continues in the linetime veto era Todays editorial was written by Doug Write 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 iWe publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writera 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 HevaldZeitung Editor and Publisher David Sullens Managing Editor DougLoveday Retail Advertising Director JackOsteen Accounting Manager Mary Lee Hall Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Parnell City Editor Roger Croteau Published OR Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the 377880 707 JSt or Drawer New in New Prawtfels Texas MW CMwJwPfccotiiHs by pfpier delivery wily six worths one year Mail delivery Comal Corny m Texas three months six tja Swxtey wll 10 629144 or by 7 pm weekdays or by 1 1 wn I pww Kids limits can limit shopping Anyone who has shopped at a grocery store or miall with children especially young children knows that the experience can sometimes by trying even stressful Some simple steps can change poten tial misery into potential mastery of shopping with children Before ever leaving home make a behavior chart Keep it simple and age appropriate Go over the chart with the child clearly stating the expected behavior Engage the child in the activity by letting him buy stickers to mark his appropriate behavior and allow him to decide on the reward Remind him of his behavior chart before you go in the store Role play the shopping experience ahead of time at home with the chikL Have run with the role play and see what his suggestion would be if you misbehave Check attitudes before starting on the trip Is your child too tired or hungry to shop Are you If yes postpone your trip or find a sitter for your child Develop some sign language at home with the child that mean Come Be care Use them in public to avoid speaking nega tively to your child avoiding embarrassment for you and your child Children are very responsive and strangers will be impressed Before entering the store make your expectations clear such as Stay close to and Use your quiet Dont let the child out of your sight Hold hands or let him hold onto or steer the shopping cart Bring a nutritious snack to eat during the shopping trip such as raisins cut up apples or nuts Stay away from sugar treats that can cause excitability in your child Be aware that children do not enjoy shopping as much as many adults so keep the trip to a rea sonable length of time for the age level of your child Talk to her as you shop including her in a discussion of what is going on or engaging her in some of the decisions If she is not old enough to make a clear cut decision then guide her decision by giving her a choice of two acceptable items Be prepared to bar gain or compromise Use this time to play games and have run Have him pick out colors numbers letters etc on the packages identify fruits and vegetables use coupons with a picture of the package mat he can match or count all the tennis shoes people are wearing Advance the com plexity of the games as his age level advances Ignore inappropriate behav Column ior unless it becomes dangerous destructive annoy ing to others or truly embarrassing When the behav ior is unacceptable stop it as soon as it occurs Tell him quietly eye to eye that his behavior is absolute ly unacceptable Giving one more last chance encour ages the inappropriate behavior because the child does not receive immediate consequences for mis behaving Dont let the child think that you will allow him to misbehave in public for any amount of time Remove a child who is out of control If you are going to be shopping for groceries and cannot walk away from the store very easily shop with your spouse or a friend so one of you wiU be able to remove the child while the other finishes the shop ping Take him to the rest room or out of the store Go to a private place where you can discuss the inap propriate behavior Wait say nothing ait all for the child to calm down then ask if he js ready to try again Go home if the child cannot calhi down If the shopping cannot wait find a sittet md return home I Never buy a child a treat from the store where he or she threw a tantrum i Often confrontations between child occur because the parent has not considered the nat ural limitations of a child This causes stress for both parties and when parents and children are under stress the potential for child abuse occurs Planning ahead can relieve this situation and make foV a more enjoyable event for the whole family April is Prevention of Child Abuse Month Com munities that care about their children and families work together to find solutions Through awareness and use of community resources this devastating action against the family can be wiped out Family Outreach of Coma County Inc is sponsoring a uni fied community voice speaking out against child abuse by providing information about community resources for the families of Comal County A short program and reception will be held April 14 from to am hosted by First Protestant Church located at 142 West Coll Street There will also be a Friends and Family Feast Sunday Luncheon imme diately following the worship service All activities are open free of charge to any person and family who wish to join us in speaking out against child abuse Call Connie Feightner at 606 6807 for reservations U Connie Feightner is program director for Fami ly Outreach of Comal Troops to extract Americans from Liberia MONROVIA Liberia AP Tanks from a West African peacekeeping force patrolled parts of Mon rovia today after Liberias warring factions reached a ceasefire to end four days of fierce fighting and looting Despite the ceasefire helicopters evacuated of Americans from the capital Monrovia A team of 18 Navy SEAL commandos was flown to Liberia to reinforce security at the Embassy The envoy to Liberia Anthony B Nyakyi said the ceasefire was reached between government troops and rebels who have been holding hundreds of Liberians Lebanese and other foreign civilians hostage in a military base in the capital The British Broadcasting quoting an official from the West African peacekeeping force in Mon rovia said the rival factions agreed to disengage their forces with the peacekeepers acting as a buffer It said the rebels have begun releasing some of the African peacekeepers they were holding Paul Koulen an official with the Develop Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday April 10 the 101st day of are 265 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On April the luxury liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton England on its illfated maiden voyage On the night of April 14 the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank about people perished On this date In 1847 American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer was bom in Mako Hungary In the American Society for the Preven tion of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated In 1925 the novel The Great by F Scott was first published by Scribners of New York In J932 German president Paul Von In 1953 the 3D horror movie House of ment Program said tanks from the West African peacekeeping forces were moving into the Mamba Point neighborhood where foreign embassies and the offices are located I have just seen the tanks move into town so I can only surmise that there really is a Koulen said There have been reports of violations so far but nothing helicopters had ferried out at least 75 Amer icans by this morning said Navy Cindr Bob Ander son a spokesman for the European Command in Germany who is with the evacuation team in Freetown Sierra Leone After touching down in Freetown the Americans were being taken to Dakar Senegal where more accommodations were available he said Dudley Sims a spokesman for the Embassy in Monrovia said trie city was calm this morning but battles had raged overnight There was lots of heavy arms fire probably mor he said It was raining and at first I thought it produced by Warner Brothers and starring Vincent Price premiered in New York In 1959 Japans Crown Prince Akihito married a commoner Michiko Shoda In 1963 the nuclearpowered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod in a disaster that claimed 129 In 1972 the United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement ban ning biological warfare In 1974 Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel In 1991 the longawaited maiden launch of the space shuttle Columbia was scrubbed because of a computer malfunction In 1981 imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands won election to the British Parliament Ten years ago The United States conducted its second underground nuclear test since March prompting the Soviet Union to call it a dangerous The government banned imports of Italian certification they were not laced with methanol following some 20 was thunder and lightning they were booming like you wouldnt There were about 470 Americans in Liberia before the evacuations began Tuesday A dozen countries most of them European have asked the United States for assistance in getting their citizens put of Liberia The State Department was considering those requests Up to civilians ranging from foreign diplo mats to missionaries and Liberians have fled into the Embassy compounds and offices since Saturday when the worst fighting in three years erupted in Monrovia The conflict among seven rebel factions has killed more man people in the West African nation and left at least half the countrys million people homeless Fighting in the impoverished country by freed American slaves broke out Saturday when government troops tried to force rebel leader Roosevelt Johnson from his home in suburban Monrovia reported deaths blamed on tainted Five years ago A day after Mikhail Gorbachev appealed for a moratorium on all strikes demon strations and rallies an estimated workers in Byelorussia defied the Soviet president by staging a work stoppage in the capital Minsk One year ago Sen Bob Dole launched his third bid for the White House in Topeka casting himself as uniquely qualified to lead America back to her place in the sun and deriding President Clin ton as a clever apologist of the status Y Todays Birthdays Actor Harry Morgan is 81 Country singer Sheb Wooley is 75 Actor Max von Sydow is 67 Actor Omar Sharif is 64 Sportscaster John Madden is 60 Sportscaster Don Meredith is 58 Actor Steven Seagal is 45 Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is 34 Thought for Today Take from hope that I can change the future and you will sjnd me Israel Zangwill English dramatist 1864 i
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