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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas submit totters and gulM columns etotronkaty by of simpfy contact staff mwtibw the managing edHorsad IsDLovedeyOAOLcom nnvsKosfaicss TV reporters M are not concerned about the fudlks of the Landers advice columnist 1994 Keeping kids in school jocal Communities in Schools program has proven record of success with students New Braunfels public schools hive a friend and advocate that deserves our support Communities In Schools Inc The tnirdyeai program which has serviced more than students on New Braunfels campuses provides students who are atrisk of dropping out or facing real hvdsmps on campus or off a support system they can count on Typically die CIS program leaders at die various campuses will handle numerous crises each week Maybe a student has arrived to class with bruis es possibly the victim of child abuse or maybe his family is facing tough financial times and their utilities have been cutoff Whether its providing a medical assessment or finding a student a place to baihe CIS staffers and volunteers are up to the task Sometimes its the mundane tasks like shuttling kids to school that are the most fruitful Many dropouts today are not bad kids who have no desire to team and better themselves Sometimes circumstances place roadblocks in their way CIS can help these students navigate nose roadblocks and continue their education Last year CIS students those receiving services counseling through the program had a 945 percent attendance rate Thats an outstanding figure con sidering these students are considered at risk for dropping out of school Another statistic earned last year is equally impressive Ninetysix percent of CIS students on New Braunfels campuses were promoted to the next grade level ere and across the country as a real tool school dis tricts can use to keep students in class But as federal funding for the program is put on the budgetcutting block more local support will be needed to main tain the quality of service CIS programs can provide This week the Greater New Braunfels Communities in Schools Inc stayinschool organization will be holding its firstever Celebration Buffett Luncheon The event scheduled for am to 1 on Thursday at the New Braunfels High School cafeteria will feature guest speakers State Rep Edmund Kuempel and State Sen Judith Zaffirini A special message from State Sen Jeff Wentworth will also be read We encourage everyone who believes that the road to success in pur society begins with an education to attend this free luncheon and learn more about your local CIS program Call 6252385 to RSVP 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 arrors 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 thepage 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 f Editor and Toney Managing Director of BantaScott Retail Advertising Osteen Accounting Lee Hall Circulation Ann Avery Prewroom Parnell City Croteau PuMtthed on Sunday and weekday TOTOWP Tuesday through Friday by the ifMMfcli Cam County Tx 781311328 Second clan postage paid by the New Broun three months six months iWWJWpt only sw months W3 one r Mail delivery outside Coma County in Texas three months six MiH ouukk Tvm six months one year received newsjupa by pin Tuesday through Friday weetabyiorby ll Viewers turning off network news TWTunwihWsvonredMnkTheCEOofCNN Mft mogul ot onBroonnianKaDOns enpifts SMI n flat We know dm Its disgrace I mem there ire times when I have been so dtacuuntjedsIxMiiny own WhttcouM hive fotlra into Turner that he wouM such those who oonsunte his devised products Turner spokesman Steve Hayworth offered some insight Hayworth said his bosss remarks should not be taken out of their environmental context His point was mat when you try to do program ming to address the problems nobody Three days after Turners remarks a new survey was released mat shows a considerable drop in the publics view of the credibility of network anchors as well as a decline in viewership of the main evening network news programs The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found mat the believ abflity of ABCs Peter Jennings and CBSs Dan Rather supped 7 percentage points from February 1993 For NBCs Tom Brokaw the decline in believ abflity was 3 percentage points Television news is in trouble with the American concludes the report Fewer people are watching these Asked why a plurality 31 per cent of those over SO said they were critical of After yeas of complaining about liberally slanted and distorted news coverage only to have the networks deny such bias me people are voting me only way they know how They are tuning out and turning off Other people who use computers to access infor mation online arent tuning in Apparently they prefer to get their news directly and not through the filtration system of network news departments Americans arent dumb no matter what Ted Turner says They are smart enough to rec ognize propaganda when they see it Six years ago Terry Ryan senior producer for CNNs Network Earth series said A report in some cases may no longer be the most effective or even the most informative Indeed it can be debilitating Can we afford to wait for our audience to come to its con clusions I think not The reaction of smart people to such an attitude is not to watch the program Barbara Pyle Turner Broadcasting vice president for environmental policy and an environmental edi tor at CNN said in 1990 that she met a lot of resis tance and was considered to be a real fringe lunatic for many many But she continued undaunt ed 1 she said that Im here on this planet to work in television to be the little subversive person in television Ive chosen television as my form of activism I felt that if I was to infiltrate anything Id do my best to infiltrate Recently Newsweeks Washington bureau chief Evan Thomas made a starding statement sttrtong not for what he said but for what he About Newt Gingrichs recent charge that the media is biased Thomas said This is true There i liberal bias Its demonstrable You look at some statistics About 85 percent of the reporters who cover the White House vote Democratic They have for a long time Particularly at the networks at the lower levels among the editors and socalled infrastructure there is a liberal bias There is a liberal bias at Newsweek the magazine I work Incredibly despite a continued slide in ratings and trust virtually nothing changes The networks and print publications blame cable for taking away their customers Ted Turner blames the public for being too dumb to believe in his onesided environmental preachings The big networks announce that their new cable operations will feature the same anchors and commentators who are already seen and not believed by huge numbers of former viewers No other company functions like the media If you own a fast food chain and the customers begin drifting away you quickly find out what has turned them off and what will bring them back Not with the big media They would rather go out of business than offer fair accurate and balanced reporting and viewpoints Whos dumb and who is dumber Cat Thomas is a syndicated columnist Yeltsin Chechen leader sign ceasefire agreement By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer ft Him New MOSCOW AP Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Chechnyas rebel leader agreed Monday to a ceasefire in the breakaway republic beginning Saturday Russian news agencies reported We decided the main question about peace in Yeltsin was quoted by the ITARTass news agency as saying after closeddoor talks with the rebel leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev The more difficult question of Chechnyas inde pendence was being put off for later Yeltsin campaigning hard for presidential elections three weeks away is anxious to prove to voters that he is trying to end the unpopular war It remained unclear however whether a negotiated ceasefire would really stop the fighting Russian military officials ignored orders from Yeltsin last month for a unilateral ceasefire The talks the first between the two leaders had been in doubt Sunday after rebels said Yandar biyev might back out if Russian troops continued attacks But Yandarbiyev left Chechnya this morning We decided the main question about peace in Boris Yeltsin Russian president accompanied by Chechen guards and Russian secu rity officers They arrived in Moscow this afternoon and sped off to the Kremlin for the talks We will offer Russia a variant at talks which will make it possible to stop the war and save the face of a great Yandarbiyev told ITARTass before leaving with his delegation from Ingushetia a repub lic bordering Chechnya Yandarbiyev also said he had ordered his troops to stop fighting for three days during talks It was unclear whether Russian troops were also observing a temporary ceasefire Russian news reports cited the commander of Russian troops in Chechnya Gen Vyacheslav Tikhomirov as calling a threeday truce but later quoted his officers denying it Yandarbiyev assumed command last month after rebel leader Dzhokhar Dudayev was killed reportedly We will offer Russia a variant at talks which will make it possible to stop the war and save the face off a great Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev Chechen rebel leader in a Russian airstrike Russian officials have hoped that Dudayevs death and the emergence of a new rebel leader might provide new impetus to negotia tions which stalled last summer In the past neither side has been willing to com promise on key demands The Chechens want com plete independence and the withdrawal of all Russ ian troops while the Russians insist that the rebels disarm and that Chechnya remain part of the Russian Federation The war has killed people since Yeltsin sent troops in December 1994 to crush Chechnyas inde pendence drive Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday May 28 the I49th day of There are 217 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On May 28 1934 the Dionne quintuplets Annette Cecile Emilie Marie and born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario Canada On this date In 1933 Englands Archbishop declared the riage of King Henry Vlll to Anne Boleyn valid In 1863 the first black regiment from the North left Boston to fight in the Civil War In 1892 the Sierra Club was organized in San Frawisco In 1937 President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular truffle could cross the justopened Golden Gate Bridge in Cali fornia In 1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime min ister of Britain In 1940 during World War II the Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces In 1972 the Duke of Windsor who had abdicat ed the English throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson died in Paris at age 77 In people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in South gate Ky In 1984 President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War In 1985 David Jacobsen director of the American University Hospital in Beirut Lebanon was abduct ed by pioJranian kidnappers he was freed 17 months In 1987 Mathias Rust a 19yearold West German pilot landed a private plane in Moscows Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses Ten years Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole served notice she intended to withhold up to 10 percent of federal highway money earmarked for Arizona and Vermont saying those states failed to adequately enforce the 55 mph speed limit Vermont was later excused Arizona was fined Five yean ago Ethiopian rebels seized control of the capital of Addis Ababa a week after the countrys longtime Marxist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam resigned his post and fled Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and other NATO defense chiefs agreed to create a rapid reaction coips as part of a broad plan to reshape the Western alliance in the postCold War era year ago An earthquake with a magnitude of devastated the Russian town of Neftegorsk killing at least people Bosnias foreign minister and three colleagues were killed when rebel Serbs shot down their helicopter Todays Birthdays Actress Carroll Baker is 65 Los Angeles Lakers executive Jerry West is 58 Singer Gladys Knight is 52 Singer John Fogerty is 51 Singer Gary Stewart is 51 Thought for Today Responsibility Wendell Phillips American abolitionist
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