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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas t Onflrw oontaot cotunins by way of onlirw MfvieM or Intirrwt or to simply contact staff mwnbtra the mtntglrig editors addratt s virtue is Ethks we Hint pablishm they journalist 1994 Conservation starts here City to get tough with water violators as drought continues into summer months As the drought continues enforcement of the citys conservation measures will become stricter according to Don Ferguson assis tant to the city manager We applaud any steps to ensure compliance with city regulations concerning water usage Tf we cant stick by mandated conservation laws how can we com plain when other communities ignore them New Braunfels residents are utilizing more surface water than Edwards AJuifer water something mat few communities situated over the aquifer can boast of But we have permanent yearround water use restrictions in place that must be observed As this drought lingers and lawns turn brown however the city reports mat many people are violating the water ordinance Fortunately residents are calling the municipal building and reporting on the water violators So far the city has issued warnings to those violators but that may end if weather changes dont occur soon Stricter enforcement of the water ordinance will mean significant fines for those caught breaking the watering rules For those not sure when they can water their lawns heres another look at the ordi nances restrictions Handheld hoses with a manual or automatic shutoff buckets or drip irrigation systems can be used anytime Noncompliance with the ordinance can result in a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction a fine of between and can be assessed UEach days violation constitutes a separate offense If you havent gotten the message yet about conserving water you may get hit in the pocketbook if you choose to ignore wateruse rules Do the right thing and conserve Lets not give San Antonio and any other aquifer user an opportunity to say were not doing our part to maintain aquifer levels Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug 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 kepi to 250 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 HeraldZeitung Editor Waging Loveday Retail Advertising Accounting Lee Hall Ann Avery I ftreasroom Parnell Croteau PyMbtai gii Sunday and weekday monungs Tuesday through Friday by the W by carrier deli very only ft morths one Coma Cowuy in raondw nix may fill or by weekday or by H V V in conservative flesh Edward M Kennedy is on a ioD The Boston Globes David Shribman wrote last week hat Kennedy smack in the Age of Conser vttism righl in the redoubt of RepubUomism is the mm who seems to be in The word on everybodys tips writes Shribman is that Kennedy is He is the talk of the Eight of the nine legislative priorities Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle announced mis week are Kennedy bills And nobody his staff not the gallery regulars probably not even Strom Thur mond remember a Kennedy bill that passed as the health insurance bill he wrote with Sen Nan cy Landon Kassebaum did by a vote of 100 This is not what Newt Gingrich had in mind for the second year of his And it doesnt mesh with Bob Doles campaign plan for winning the White House Love him and his priorities or not Kennedys great virtue is his consistency He doesnt appear to be something he isnt He is proud of the liberal label With the exception of abortion he once made statements that seemed to lean toward Kennedys views have remained remarkably har monious on capital punishment the environment a federal role in health care immigration gun con trol and programs to fight poverty For example on Sept Kennedy said The present environmental movement is neither a fad nor a diversion Rather it is part of a long struggle to control the forces of technology to control the quality of our He says the same today when debating environmental legislation On March Kennedy said The death penalty is wrong in principle and it is applied in an arbitrary and unfair That is about as straightforward as you can get No wiggle room or ambiguities Its a position not crafted by a focus group but by con viction In he says much the same thing Kennedys greatest strength is his steadfast passion He wears down the opposition If he doesnt win today he comes back tomorrow But he doesnt compromise his principles even if he must make shortterm accommodations in order to move a step closer to his ultimate goal His 1001 victory on making health insurance portable came 25 years after he introduced his first universal health care Kennedy has one major advantage over conserva tives The press never dubs him an ideologue or employs the modifiers arch or ultra as they do with conservatives who wont budge on their prin ciples Kennedy is portrayed as noble for not waver ing When they do the same conservatives are called rigid and Still even a consis tent conservative can overcome the namecalling Many Americans appreciated Ronald Reagan for his firm stance on important issues For a similar j reason Kennedy is making a comeback evenj white a member of die minority party in the and he just keeps plugging away In season or out of season he doesnt change j As Republicans lick their wounds many self they should swallow hard and this favorite target of political and religious rundraisv ers Ted Kennedy could teach them a thing or two about letting principle drive an agenda instead of pragmatism polling and focus groups Col Thomas is a syndicated Simpson tells Brits he fled because he was hurting ByRONKAMPEAS Associated Press Writer LONDON Simpson told British tele vision viewers today he sped away from police in his car after the killing of his former wife because he was hurt by others suspicions that he murdered her Essentially I was being attacked for the first time in my said Simpson I just wanted the pain Simpson on his first major publicity swing abroad since his October acquittal in the slaying of Nicole Brown Simpson and her waiter friend was talking on a British chat show At first he faced the lightweight husbandand wife interviewing team on Granada television look ing relaxed But as Richard Madely and Judy Finnigan showed flashes of impatience about his not answering ques tions directly Simpson appeared tauter Not one person has ever said they saw me become said Simpson Asked why so many Americans still appeared to be believe he was guilty Simpson blamed the reporting The reports were so I felt inaccurate skewed always generally to the Simpson arrived in Britain on Saturday and has been playing golf and dining out Hes reportedly also been looking to buy proper ty near London a newspaper reported on Sunday Simpson was looking at sites in Sunday Today In History Telegraph quoted his publicist as saying The area southwest of London famed for its mini manors and multicar garages is known as the stock broker The former football star has seen less of the odd mix of revulsion and fascination that surrounds him here than in the United States Parts of the trial were broadcast here but some aspects of the case like Simpsons earlier conviction for wife battery remain less wellknown For Britons unused to seeing court proceedings transmitted on TV Simpson is a curiosity And there is a measure of sympathy for him Simpson is understandably a sad and disil lusioned said an editorial in the leftleaning Guardian newspaper today The exonerating verdict of 12 of his fellow countrymen has been largely ignored in the rest of America while the accusatory memoirs of one of his failed prosecutors Christopher Darden storm up The New York Times bestseller Over the weekend Simpson enjoyed a round of golf with the editor of a golfing magazine Fans gathered along the course and he goodnaturedly signed autographs But reporters also followed and their questions handicapped his game I dont have very good form at the moment and you guys being here doesnt a smiling Simp son told more than 100 journalists and photogra phers watching him tee off at the south London golf course Sunday j Later he dined with Michael Winner the British j film director best known for the Death Wish i series Golf dinner with celebrities and lightweight TV were all part of Simpsons life before the trial he has come to Britain partly in an effort to recapture that Programmaker Granada TV has denied media reports that it has received death threats But they acknowledged today that Bo Derek who was sched uled to appear on the same broadcast as Simpson pulled out because she does not feel she can appear on the same program as Simpson Explaining her unease Derek called Simpson the outcast of his acting profession back home in the United Arriving Saturday Simpson acknowledged he was hoping to revive his that it was off j to a slow start j I always like to make he told reporters Unfortunately Im not making much On Tuesday Simpson is to address students Oxford University but not before quaffing a few beers with the affable people who run the Oxford Union debating society After his speech he will field studentsquestions I can sympathize with his feeling that the lean media has given him a rough said Paul j Kenward die president of the Union If hes aggriev ed he has the right to put it 1 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday May 14 the 135th day of 1996 There are 231 days left in the year Todtyi Highlight In Hiitory On May English physician Edward Jen pox to an 8yearold boy Onthiidate In 1143 Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father Louis XIII In 1797 delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the Constitution In 8Q4 he Lewjs and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St Louis In the first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in St Louis In 1JMB the Womens Auxiliary Army Corps was In J948 the independent state of Israel was pro claimed in Tel Aviv as British rule in Palestine came to an end In 1955 representatives from eight Communist bloc countries including the Soviet Union signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland In 1973 the United States launched Skylab 1 its first manned space station In 1979 forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez All 40 crew members were released safely by Cambodia but some 40 servicemen were killed in the military operation In 1980 President Carter inaugurated the rnent of Health and Human Services v In 1994 the West Bank town of Jericho saw its first fall day of Palestinian selfrule following the withdrawal of Israeli troops Ten yean age Soviet leader Mikhail S Gor bachev said in a televised address that casualties from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster had risen tp njne deaj and 299 hospitalized but said The worst is behind Five years ago President Bush announced his selection of Robert M Gates to head the Central Intelligence Agency Britains Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Washington to begin a twoweek visit to the UnitedStates One year ago Myrlie EversWilliams was sworn in to head the NAACP pledging to lead the civil rights group away fiom its recent troubles and restore it as a political and social force Tpdayi Birthdays Opera singer Patrice Munsel is 71 Sea Byron is 54 Rock singer musician Jack Bruce is S3 Movie producer George Lucas is 52 Actress Francesca Annis is 52 Season Hubley is 45 Rock artist David Byrne is 44 Movie director Robert Zemeckis is 44 Rock singer ton Astbury is 34 Singer Danny Wood is 27 Thought for Today Act well at the moment and you have performed a good action to all Johann Kaspar Lavater Swiss theologian
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