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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                OnlkM oontaot t i To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or intemw of to simply contact staff members the managing editors address wrong famstegfr that meets a minimal test of plausibility and then hope for the best SanfordJ Ungar educator 1994 AIDS patient wont resign from life Kudos Pood banks replenished after help from New Braunfels Canyon Lake residents KUDOS is a special feature of the HeraldZeitung in which readers can thank or recognize the work or support of individuals and organizations in our community To sub mit an item for KUDOS write to HeraldZeitung KUDOS 707 Landa New Brauhfels TX i We would like to personally thank the thousands of postal customers who helped us last weekend to replenish New iBraunfels food banks in the fourth annual National Asso ciation of Letter Carriers food drive I We estimate that pounds of food were collected in Ijthe New Braunfels and Canyon Lake area which will go a long way in helping local agencies to meet the demands of lour community i Letter carriers in thousands of American cities and towns collected nonperishable food donations along their mail Iroutes on Saturday in the fourth NALC National Food jDrive It has become the largest oneday effort of its kind in the world A Senda the nationwide A Atari invited me to his home recently so the and I couM help him ten his stay Not an easy thing far him to da HehtsAIDS you do not die physically He stood before the city council recently to go public about his illness He said making that pre sentation was about as traumatic as watching his mother die of cancer hope I have given the disease a face to show you that it can happen to he toW them It was a horrendous message and he delivered it Mayor Jan Kennady said It was so quiet when be finished that you could hear a pin drop Nobody said anything Everybody just started clap My friend is well liked in this community His name is linked with Molly Joes Catering the chil drens museum the Comal County Womens Center Harvest from the Heart the chamber of commerce and die restaurant association The HeraldZeitung named him its 1994 Unsung Hero of the Year He is finding out who his real friends are There are people who are going to walk around the block to be away from he said Tve already experienced it Hes experienced compassion too A local phar macist has spent long hours helping him deal with rely on food soup kitchens homeless shelters and other emergency feeding programs each day including 12 million children This day of extra effort by our letter carriers will ensure millions of needy men women and children can obtain adequate food for their tables during the long summer months ahead t Thanks again New Braunfels and Canyon Lake for showing that you care Hardy Hobbs postmaster Richard Wharton NALC heal president Write The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor right to correct spelling style punctua and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 We pUUlloU wlUJr VI f Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also ah 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 J Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the 5 previous 30 days Mail letters tos Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Manning Retail Advertising Accounting Lee Hall i Circulation Pressroom Parnell City Croteau on Sunday and weekday raornlnn Tueutoy throujh Rwtaybyihe r Tx Sesood claw poWge pud by he Ww Jtown Mill Comal County ip tern three fix wiSwwtoy may ctf 210 or fry 7pm U am NSW pwwtffU TX expensive complex medications In another drug store while my friend was watch ing a pharmacy technician threw away a pen he had used and then washed her hands HIV would not be transmitted by handling a pen he said Oxygen kills the AIDS Each AIDS patient has unique symptoms he said s gomg reason the disease is particularly aggressive in He has lost about SO pounds since Christmas I live on disability fighting to keep my home my car you he said I laid on the floor today when I got my hos pital bill for five hours of Going public could add fur ther social rejection to his list of he is dri ven by a mission If I can educate if someone will learn one thingfiomme I dont care about he said Hes collected a wealth of publications about the HIV virus and AIDS Hell share them with anyone willing to anytime night or And he has been appointed to the Texas Department of Health Region 8 Planning Coalition for Education and Prevention Susan Flynt England He wants to form a local foundation Hope for a educate area residents about AIDS pre vention and treatment he said When you look at the possibility of the Comal Independent School District and the New Braunfels Independent School District having 11 kids Under the age of 18 infected already I wonder where theyre getting their counseling where theyre getting their n Abstinence is the best thats the way it should he said But reality life out the front door of the if weve got teen pregnancies and we have day cares in our schools bur children are having children and our children need to be edu Facing social humiliation isnt the only risk my friend takes when he goes out in public hisi immune system is so weak that germs caught in a public place could kill him AIDS patients like cancer patients have good days and bad days he said But he tries to stay involved in the community he loves Because resigning from community activities is resigning from life and Im not going to resign from life Ive got too much to My friends name is Robert Konkel Susan Flynt England is a columnist and editorial assistant for the HeraldZeitung She can be reached at reinvented Feds weapons from By MICHAEL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON agents seized AK47 rifles and arrested seven people in San Francisco for smuggling the automatic weapons in from China the government announced Thursday We consider this to be a very serious Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick told a news conference Smuggling AK47s into this country is a very serious Importation of automatic weapons has been banned for several The case could further raise tensions between Chi na and the United States especially because the president of an involved company is the soninlaw of Chinas paramount leader Deng Xiaoping After being briefed on the case Rep Charles Schumer wrote President Clinton that he is rethinking his previous support for favorable trade sta tus for China Two of those arrested are representatives of Chinas stateowned weapons manufacturers said Schumer ranking minority member of the House crime sub committee after talking with federal law enforcement officials Those arrested also discussed the sale of explosives antiaircraft artillery and other powerful weapons with undercover agents Schumer said he was told Rejecting the notion that those arrested were oper ating entirely on their own Schumer said You cant export as many as weapons from China unless you have someone in the government going along with Vi The seven defendants arrested Wednesday were scheduled for a court appearance in San Francisco lat er today at which criminal complaints will be unsealed Gorelick said The attorney in San Francisco scheduled a news conference in the case which was described in published reports as the largest seizure of smuggled automatic weapons in history The weapons were said to be worth million The 18month investigation was conducted joint ly by the Treasurys Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and its Customs Service and the attor ney in San Francisco Gorelick said Undercover ATF agents were able to purchase the weapons during the investigation according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on con dition of anonymity Published reports said some of those arrested worked for Chinese arms companies Gorelick was asked if the Chinese sanctioned the smuggling Thats a very good ques tion and one that I will decline to she said She also declined to say whether trade nego tiators embroiled in disputes with China were aware of the case The United States last week outlined billion in trade sanctions against China the largest in because of its failure to enforce a ment to stop piracy of American computer films and music The move touched off the prospect of a fullfledged trade war as China responded with a sanctions list of its own In another case however the administration backed down from penalties when it decided not to punish China for selling Pakistan goods that could be used to make nuclear weapons Steering a zigzag course the administration also announced unconditional renewal of general trade benefits for Beijing The Chinese government refused immediate com ment today on the smuggling arrests Were looking into the Foreign Ministry spokesman Cui Tiankai told reporters Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Friday May 24 the 145th day of There are 221 days left in the year Today Highlight in History On May Samuel Morse transmitted tine message What hath God wrought from Wash ington to Baltimore as he formally opened Americas first telegraph line OnthUdate In 1819 Queen Victoria was bom in London In 1830 the first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Elliotts In 1881 some 200 people died when the Canadi w ferry Princes Victoria sank near London Ontario In 1889 the Brooklyn Bridge linking Brooklyn MM Manhattan was opened to traffic In 1935 the first majorleague baseball game played at night took place at Cincinnatis Crosley S At In 1941 the German battleship Bismarck sank the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic In 1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the Inter national News Service In 1962 astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora In 1976 Britain and France opened transAtlantic Concorde service to Washington In 1977 in a surprise move the Kremlin ousted Soviet President Nikolai Podgomy from the Com munist Partys ruling Politburo In 1980 Iran rejected a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages In 1987 an estimated people crowded onto the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate the struc tures 50th birthday a few days before the actual anniversary Ten years ago The Union Jack was flown m Israel for tht first time in 38 years as Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister to visit the Jewish state Five yean ago Israel began airlifting Ethiopian Jews to safety as Ethiopian rebels con tinued to advance on Addis Secu rity Council voted unanimously to deplore Israels deportation of four Palestinians from the occupied territories Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated by a suicide bomber was cre mated One year ago Hollywood Madam Heidi was sentenced to three years in prison and fined for running a callgirl rinjUhat catered the rich and famous Fleiss is appealing the Former British Prime Wilson died in London at age 79 v if Todays Birthdays Comedian Tommy is 58 Singer Bob Dylan is 55 Actor Gary is 53 Singer Patti LaBelle is 52 Actrss Priscillalt Presley is 51 Singer Rosanne Cash is 41 Rock jj musician Rich Robinson is 37 Thought for today What makes us tented with our condition is the absurdly ed idea we have of the happiness of Anonymous t   

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