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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 10, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas jh Herald-Zeitung O Wednesday, April 10,1996 V *    ‘v-**    I** , n,» «#    9#    rn Cif I. ‘ifafetfclliMl ■jjTo talk with Managing L Editor Doug Loveday o flbout the Opinion page, call 625-9144, '.AKL 21 Z e i t u n g Opinion ii’ i »£ Online contact ■ To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet, or to simply contact staff members, the managing editor’s address is CUCT.AB LE “{Journalists and jot ’Attern scholars] believe in pursuing Ii truth, think sometimes it can be fie u iud the in hope that it makes a rf .c. eraice.”— Reese Cleghorn journalism dean, 1995 * - EDITORIALLine item veto Measure will allow president to eliminate spending items from appropriations bills Filially, 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 bi-partisan support in Congress for the measure. The bill, a [ part of the OOP’s “Contract With America”, has also been suppott-f;ed by the president throughout his Administration. It was pushed by Presidents Reagan and Bush, and finally, thank-[ fully, it’s law. The measure alk as the Presider* to veto specific spending measures [(pork barrel items) without vetoing an entire appropriations bill. [Forty-three governors have line-item veto power in their respective ’states, and it’s long overdue at the federal level. One thing the line-item veto will 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 .claim there was nothing they could do, short of vetoing the whole bill, when outrageous s-mding items were included in a bill. - That excuse won’t be there anymore. Just as our Congressman ’Should be held accountable for the appropriations measures passed and fr* sent to the President, the President will now be accountable for using and not using his line-item veto power. While legitimate arguments can be made that the line-item veto sig- P a fteft in power frmn die legislative to the executive branch, U.S. i. Lamar Smith rightly pointed out that a two-thirds majority in igress can still override that veto. hose upset with the line-item veto may also have other reasons to despair. No longer will their frivolous spending measures, often designed to 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 line-item veto as a power grab by the president. To most Senate watchers, however; Byrd is known as the pork-barrel king, funneling millions of dollars in federal spending projects to West Virginia. He’s beloved in that state, which makes sense considering the money he’s directed there. We’ll see if that continues in the line-time veto era. (Today's editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Loveday.) £ I I > z ’S r* I r: I Write us • • • Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letters on any public •Cissue. His editor reserves the right to correct spelling, style, punctuation eau known factual errors. Latten ahould be kept to 250 words. We publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung bearing the writer's signature. Also, an address and a telephone number, which are not for publication, must be included. Please cite the page number and date af any article that is mentioned. Preference is given to writer* who have not been published in the previous 30 days. Mali letters toe Letters to the Editor do the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax:(210)625-1224 New BraunfelsHerald'Zeituxig Editor and Publisher............................................................David    Suttons Managing Editor...........................................................Doug    Loveday Retail Advertising Director..............................................Jack Osteen Accounting Manager........................................................Mary    Lee Han Circulation Director....................................................Carol    Ann    Avery Pressroom Foreman...........................................................Billy    ParnellCity Editor.....................................................................Roger    Croteau PubtiAwd on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeismg (USPS 377-880) 707 Landa St. or P O Drawer 311328. New Braunfels, Comal County, Tjl 78131-1328. Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeumg in New Braunfels. Texas. Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $20.50; six months. $37; OM year. $66. Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only: six months. $33; one yew. $62. Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: three months, $30.30; six months. $95; OM year, $103 JO. Mad outside Texas: six months. $78; one year. $118.25. Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by 7:30 am on Sunday may call (210) 625-9144 or by 7 pm weekdays or by ll am a* Sunday. FormASra: Send address changes lo the New Braunfels Herald-Zeiumg, P O Drawer 311321, New Braunfels. Tx. 78131-1328. Kids9 limits can limit shopping Anyone who has shopped at a grocery store or mall with children — especially young children — knows that the experience can sometimes by trying, even stressful. Some simple steps can change potential 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 ti) mark his appropriate behavior and allow ton to decide on the reward Remind him of his behavior chart before you go in the store. Role play die shopping experience ahead of time at home with die child. Have Kin 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 yow trip or rind a sitter for your child. Develop rome sign language at home with the child — signals that mean “Stop,” “Come here,” “Be careful.” Use them in public to avoid speaking negatively 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 me,” and “Use your quiet voice ” Don’t 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 reasonable 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 die decisions. If she is not old enough to make a dear cut decision, then guide her decision by giving her a choice of two acceptable items. Be prepared to bargain or compromise. Use this time to play games and have fun. Have him pick out colors, numbers, letters, etc. on the packages, identify fruits and vegetables, use coupons with a picture of the package that he can match, or count all the tennis shoes people are wearing. Advance die complexity of the games as his age level advances. Ignore inappropriate behavior unless it becomes dangerous, destructive, annoying to others or truly embarrassing. When the behavior is unacceptable, stop it as soon as it occurs. Tell him quietly, eye to eye, that his behavior is absolutely unacceptaNe. Giving one more last chance encourages the inappropriate behavior, because the child does not receive immediate consequences for misbehaving. Don’t 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 will be able to remove the child, while the other finishes the shooing. 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 at all — for the child to calm down, then ask if he is ready to try again. Go home if the child cannot calm down. If the shopping cannot wait, find a sitter and return home. Never buy a child a treat from the store where he or she threw a tantrum.    1    > Often, confrontations between parent and child occur because the parent has not considered the natural limitations of a child. This causes stress for both parties and when parents and children are under stress, die potential for child abuse occurs. Planning ahead can relieve this situation and make for a more enjoyable event for the whole family. * April is Prevention of Child Abuse Month. Communities 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 Comal County Inc. is sponsoring a unified community voice speaking out against child abuse by providing information about community resources for die families of Comal County. A short program and reception will be held April 14 from 9:30 to 10:15 arn., hosted by First Protestant Church, located at 142 West Coll Street There will also be a “Friends and Family Feast” Sunday Luncheon immediately following the 10:30 a.m. 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. (Connie Feightner is program director for Family Outreach of Comal County.) Se ? {•VSI LU __J ■ i CONSUMER MEW: ft CHOT. MT m m,W&)! Troops to extract Americans from Liberia LL. - MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Tanks from a West African peacekeeping force patrolled parts of Monrovia today after Liberia’s warring factions reached a cease-fire to end four days of fierce fighting and looting. Despite the cease-fire, U.S. helicopters evacuated dozens of Americans from the capital. Monrovia. A team of 18 Navy SEAL commandos was flown to Liberia to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy. The U.N. envoy to Liberia, Anthony B. Nyakyi, said the cease-fire 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 Corp., quoting an official from the West African peacekeeping force in Monrovia, 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 U N. Develop- Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April IO, the 101st day of 19%. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April IO, 1912, the luxury liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage. On the night of April 14, the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank — about 1,500 people perished. On this date: la 1847, American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer was bom in Mako, Hungary. In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated. In 1925, the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published by Scribner’s of New York. In 1932, German presider* Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1953, the 3-D horror movie “House of Wax,” ment Program, said tanks from the West African peacekeeping forces were moving into die Mamba Point neighborhood, where foreign embassies and the U.N. offices are located. “I have just seen the tanks move into town so I can only surmise that there really is a cease-fire,” Koulen said. “There have been reports of violations so for. but nothing major.” U.S. helicopters had ferried out at least 75 Americans by this morning, said Navy Cmdr. Bob Anderson, a spokesman for the U.S. 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 U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, said the city was calm this morning but battles had raged overnight. “There was lots of heavy arms fire, probably mortars,” 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, Japan’s Crown Prince Akihito married a commoner, Michiko Shoda. In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod, Maas., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives. In 1972, the United States and tire Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare. In 1974, Golda Meir announced her resignation as {Mime minister of Israel. In 1981, the long-awaited 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, destabilizing step.” The U.S. government banned imports of Italian MeeJigking certification they were not laced with methanol, following some 20 was thunder and lightning, they were booming like you wouldn't believe.” There woe about 470 Americans in Liberia before die evacuations began Tuesday. A dozen countries, most of them European, have asked the United States for assistance in getting their citizens out of Liberia ’n*; State Department was considering those requests. Up to 15,000 civilians, ranging from foreign diplomats to missionaries and Liberians, have fled into the U.S. Embassy compounds and U.N. offices since Saturday, when the worst fighting in three years erupted in Monrovia. The conflict among seven rebel factions has killed more than 150,000 people in the West African nation and left at least half the country's 23 million people homeless.    j Fighting in the impoverished county—founded by freed American slaves — broke out Saturday wnen government troops tried to force rebel leader Roosevelt Johnson from his home in suburban Monrovia. reported deaths blamed on tainted bottles. Five years ago: A day after Mikluul Gorbachev appealed for a moratorium on all shrikes, demonstrations and rallies, an estimated 200,000 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, Kan., casting himself as uniquely qualified to “lead America back to her place in the sun” and deriding President Clinton as a “clever apologist of the status quo.” Today's 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 me the hope that I erat change the future, and you will send me mad.” — Israel Zangwill, English dramatist (1864-1926). ;