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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                1996 8W th6 Opinion call 6259144 contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address Is fa a multicultural multimedia world people pay attention to the media that pay attention to Gutierrez executive director The Freedom Forum Pacific Coast Center 1994 Tribute made for crash victim KUDOS bmal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair Hummelfest benefit from help KUDOS is a regular feature of the HeraldZeitung in which readers may applaud and thank those people and organizations who went the extra mile through volunteer work or sponsorship for them If your wish to recognize someone in this feature write to HeraldZeitung KUDOS 707 Landa New Braunfels IX 78130 The 1996 Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair was a success for the young people of our community Our sincerest thanks and appreciation are extended to Wuests Supermarkets for donating the trophies Judge Garter Castedand Don Ferguson our autioneers our auc tion buyers Alamo Concrete Products Bluebonnet Motors The Canvas Shoppe Carter and Tom Casteel Comal County Farm Bureau Comal Pawn Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home First Commercial Bank Goepf Jewelers Jan Kennady New Braunfels Optimist Club New Braunfels Title Compa ny Norwest Bank Red Wing Shoes Flhoads Interiors Moe Schwab Texas Commerce Bank Victoria Bank and Trust and Dib Waldrip Thanks also toUnited Way of Comal County New Braun fels Comal County Junior Livestock Association WalMart our judges and all the good citizens of Gomal County who continue us f Comal County Youth HbmemakmgandAft Fair To Mr Publisher On behalf of The Hummel Museum I want to per sonally thank you of your staff for the support of the Museums golf tournament A special thanks to your Sports Editor Thomas for the writeups pictures and coverage he gave us over the last several months Again thank you for your continued support Sincerely Frank Schaeffer Tournament chair Write The New Braunfels HeraldZeitungwelcomes 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 New Braunfels Herald Editorand Sullens Managing Loveday Retail Advertising Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Parnell City Croteau T v i Sunday and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the feh HtmUZtawg in New Prawfels Texas jit Cqoial QOI CWen DispguiKs by wnisr delivery year dejivwy wtside Coma County in Texas three months six mcxittn 155 one yejr JW 50 Mail omwkk Texas six months one year Ssjbsmliejs a newspaper by 530 Tuesday Ihiwgh Friday by ain on Sunday nwy pall ZIP or by 7 PJBweekdays or by 11 fQ Draw Most of the coverage of the tragic plane crash in Croatia mentions the name of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 One of those others was a friend of mine New York Times foreign cor respondent Nathaniel Gushing Nash Journalists receive little respect these days They are either hammered by a public that believes the few with a biased agenda represent the whole profes sion or when at their best are taken for granted Nathaniel was unlike most of the rest of us in this business He was first and foremost a modest man in a pro fession that can nourish egotism A Harvard graduate he was such a good tennis player that he might have turned professional had he not felt called to do some thing else It was typical of his life Rather than cen ter on himself Nathaniel constantly explored ways to direct his intellect and energy to benefit others A sign of the esteem in which he was held came in the spontaneous reaction to his death by Times publish er Arthur Sulzberger who said Nathaniel had a sweetness not necessarily the first word that springs to mind when describing a truly effective foreign correspondent that was treasured by all who knew In fact after his initial years as a copy boy at the Times the only newspaper for which he ever worked some wondered if he was tough enough for the rig ors of reporting They neednt have feared During the savingswxMowi scandals of the 1980s Nathaniel covered the Charles Keating trial with insight and skill He wrote about a compli cated subject in a way that even those who have trouble balanc ing their checkbooks could understand Thorough and insightful were two words often used by his editors and colleagues to describe Nathaniels reporting No jour nalist could ask for a higher compliment Nathaniel was a true blue blood but never a snob He belonged to a New England family with Mayflower descendants on both sides He attended upscale pri vate schools in Massachusetts and was a star athlete in high school earning nine varsity letters in basket ball tennis and soccer According to a friend Nathaniel often spent his vacation time doing missionary work for various Christian causes and organizations But he was not a showoff about his faith He once confided to a friend that the way to thrive at The Times was to avoid cyn icism a rule of life that could apply to anyone and any career A former Times reporter McCandlish Phillips led Nathaniel to pursue journalism On hearing death Phillips suggested a major reason wWy Nathaniel was held in such high esteem by all who knew him When he came into a room a gust of good will came right in with Nathaniel leaves a wife Elizabeth who was a missionary when he met her at a Bible study group in New York twin daughters and a son He also leayes many colleagues who admired him greatly and will miss him terribly At the Dover Air Force Base cer emony President Clinton called him a brilliant cor respondent He was right Nathaniel brought honor and distinction to a profession that needs more not less of those commodities His leaving it especially in the prime of his life and career he was only diminishes our work and sad dens our hearts i Those who didnt know Nathaniel Nash missed experiencing one of Gods great creations Those who did know him send him back to his Creator with thanks for a job well done and a life well lived Cal Thomas is a syndicated Vmti PAIRV BWAER EfWlN RR5T VKMCF WD OW Israeli warplanes attack water reservoir By SAM F GHATTAS Associated Press Writer BEIRUT Lebanon Israeli warplanes destroyed a water reservoir that supplies 20 villages in southern Lebanon today and Hezbollah guerrillas fired rockets at northern Israel confounding Amer ican efforts to halt the latest explosion of violence in the Middle East Israeli gunboats sporadically shelled the coastal highway connecting Beirut to the southern port city of Tyre keeping traffic down to trickle on the main supply artery to the southern Lebanon battle zone Guerrillas fired 24 Katyusha rockets from southern Lebanon overnight said peacekeeping offi cers speaking on condition of anonymity Israel radio said a number of rockets fell in the Galilee panhandle and western Galilee damaging one build ing There was no word on casualties from overnight hostilities in the south on the 13th day of Israels onslaught against Shiite Muslim Hezbollah guerrillas Since the hostilities began at least 137 people have been killed Most have been Lebanese civilians including at least 76 killed in an Israeli artillery attack Thursday on a base About 319 have been wounded on both sides Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday April 23 the 1 4th day of 1996 There are 252 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History April is the generally accepted birthdate of the English poet and dramatist William Shake speare He died on the same date 52 years later On this date In 1348 King Edward HI of England established the Order of the Garter In 1616 the Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid the same day William Shakespeare died in dnA von In 1789 Presidentelect Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion the Franklin House in New York In 1791 the 15th president of the United States James Buchanan was bom in Franklin County Penn In years ago the Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated at Some Lebanese have been displaced and thousands of northern Israelis have fled their homes Secretary of State Warren Christopher is shuttling between Syria Lebanons dominant power and Israel in an attempt to reach a durable agreement on ending the hostilities In Jerusalem today Christopher said ceasefire talks have reached a very intensive But neither he nor Prime Minister Shimon Peres of Israel said they were on the brink of an agreement or used the word Christopher is to fly from Jerusalem back to Dam ascus where he met Monday with President Hafez Assad Syria has troops in Lebanon and wields enormous influence with the Iranianbacked Hezbollah by controlling their supply routes from Tehran Hezbollah has been fighting for years to drive Israeli troops from the strip of land they hold in southern Lebanon to curb crossborder raids The ceasefire plan Christopher presented to Assad does not call for Israels withdrawal from southern Lebanon State Department spokesman Nicholas Bums said That topic he said is reserved for peace discussions among Israel Syria and Lebanon Security sources said Israeli fighterbombers demolished the water reservoir in the village of Sul taniyeh 15 miles southeast of Tyre early today Water gushed from the tower tank depriving 20 area villages of water said the sources speaking on condition of anonymity Only residents of the original inhabitants have stayed in the villages The rest fled to safer areas north The Israeli army said warplanes attacked overnight targets in the villages of Shakra and Qlaileh and pilots reported good hits The area five miles southeast of Sultaniyeh is used by guerrillas to fire rockets on Israel and has been a frequent target of air and artillery retaliation It was not immediately known whether the water reservoir was deliberately targeted Israeli jets have attacked two power stations in the capital ing the latest offensive to retaliate for damage to electricity from guerrilla rocket attacks on the Israeli border town of Kiryat Shemona Officers of a peacekeeping force policing pan of southern Lebanon reported that Israeli war planes carried out five air raids and that more than 400 artillery shells crashed in the area overnight Still the fighting has been less intense in recent days The United Nations documented 25 Israeli air raids and more than shells fired in the south in 24 hours beginning 6 Monday a music hall in New York City In 1940 about 200 people died in a dancehall fire in Natchez Miss In 1968 the Methodist Church and the Evangeli cal United Brethren Church merged to form the Unit ed Methodist Church In 1969 Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for the assassination of New York Sen Robert F Kennedy The sentence was later reduced to life In 1985 the CocaCola Co announced it was changing the secret formula for Coke the worlds bestselling soft drink negative public reaction forced the company to resume selling the original version Ten years ago President Reagan addressing the Chamber of Commerce saiB the recent raid on Libya showed no one can kill Americans and brag about Death claimed composer Harold Arjen at age 81 and movie director Otto Preminger at age 80 Five years ago President Bush welcomed General H Norman Schwarzkopf the jusreturne4 Gulf War commander at the White House NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery after a sensor on one of the main engines failed during fueling One year ago The nation observed a national day of mourning for the victims of the Oklahoma City blast Sportscaster Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77 Former Senator John C Stennis died in Jackson at age 93 Todays Birthdays Actress Janet Blair Actresstumeddiplomat Shirley Temple Black is 68 Former Sen Steve Symms RIdaho is 58 Xctor David Birney is 57 Actor Lee Majors is 56 Access Sandra Dee is 54 Irish nationalist Bemadette devlin McAJiskey is 49 Actress Joyce DeWitt is 47 Actress Jan Hooks is 39 Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 36 Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbreqht is 31 Vil Thought for Today are such dreams are made on and our little Is rounded with a From The by William ShaKespeare   

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