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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas story Is totally foreign to Sefbian leaders n nanybattte Information is some thing to be controlled not CarolJ Williams Carol J Williams 1995 T O R I A Kudos to Reader Advisory Board The New Braunfels HeraldZeitungs Reader Advisory Board wrapped up its service to the newspaper and its readership Thursday afternoon Having met for the past 10 months the group has become ah expert collection of critics idea people and even advocates The board met each month at the newspaper office discussing sto ries editorials photos and columns that ran the previous four weeks And coming from diverse backgrounds they each had a unique per spective regarding their hometown newspaper and its role in the com munity iBut they were much more than newspaper critics They also garnered knowledge about the general operation at the Her aldZeitung learning just what it takes to put out a news paper day in and day out The benefits of having an RAB are many but one of the most important is educating its members about the newspaper business They in turn share their knowledge with the public a public which at times may not understand why a story ran when or where it did Not everyone takes the time to call the HZ office when concerned angry or pleased with some aspect of the editorial product Thats why its gratifying to hear when an RAB member was able to explain deration to But the newspaperese benefits from an active RAB Even if the news staff was twice even three times die size it is now our reporters and editors would still not know everything that transpires in this very active community Our readers do keep in touch and let us know about events or hap penings close to their hearts but this Reader Advisory Board was a wealth of story ideas and contacts for Another board will be created this summer and will meet for the first time in September Until then the HeraldZeitung wishes to thank the 1995 Reader Advisory Board for their work were Carol Glanville John Malcolm Walter Ervin Michael Meek Jan Kennady Dennis Hermes Ken Peters Donnie Miller Nora Morales Kyle Baker and Christina AguilarFriar Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug 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 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 to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung and Publisher DougToney Editor Doug Loveday Director of Advertising Debbie BantaScott Retail Advertising Manager Jack Osteen Accounting Mary Lee Hall Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Billy Parnell City Editor Roger Croteau on Sunday roomings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the Braunfels Comrt Copry Tx 781311328 Second elaw Confer in Coma and Owiridupe Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texaj three months six one yew Mail outside Texas six months one year whP have not received a newspaper by pm Tuesday through Friday Send address changes to the New Brwnftls MmMfyitwg Draw Internet surfer When we first bought our seven yevs 1 was seriously worried About my was obsessed Resembling the proverbial scientist H seemed that he stayed up the dock for two straight weeks trying to penetrate the secrete of DOS then he spent untok hours putting an entire lifetime of data into that computer as if she had been born with microchip implants I was an enthusiastic user when I got my turn but I wouldnt spend hours on end with the thing or wax rhapsodic about it Until last night Our home became part of the World Wide Web this week and last night Was my first turn to explore I went to the Leonardo DaVin ci Museum Then I went to the way of a web site belonging to a professor Jri Australia Then I began to make a teeny scratch in the surface of the universe of scifi nerd data Then I looked for an obscure piece of sacred music I sang once for which I remembered neither title nor composer A web user in Illinois and one in Columbia are now helping me Took By the notsowee hours when I logged off for the night I felt as I had when I first learned to read and walked into the great big library with my own library card in my hand And although Ive heard it in countless media eltehfe I was sure that the Internet is making the A good way to describe the Internet to my mind is a big library in the said Dr David Caveriy professor of curriculum and instruction at South west Texas State University Access to the Internet can break down all kinds of barriers he said Kids who have never been out of the city are able to get all over the But the virtually infinite facts the Internet offers will change the way our kids need to learn Learning used to mean accu mulating knowledge memoriz ing it Trying to fit all the Inter nets information in one human brain would be not only futile Susan Now kids need to learn not all the facts themselves but how to find the facts they need and how to use them We feel so strongly that the difference between the haves and havenots in the future is access to infor said Dr Jane McDonald principal of Carl Schurz Elementary The future is here for many New Braunfels stu dents McDonalds daughter Shannon will accom contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to dimply contact staff members the managing editors address hooked party Ambassador Bob Krueger and his family to Botswana as a tutor Shi will help the Krueger chil dren link with New Braunfels students to share expe riences and knowledge McDonald said A group was studying the rain Caverly said They talked to a third grade class near the rain forest in Chile That class wanted to know about Caverly has created a program in the New Braun fels Independent School District that teaches teach ers how to teach with computers The first grant last year was for six he said Next fall mere will be 48 teachers Each teacher teaches another For parents keeping up with their kids computer skills can be a challenge But helping kids learn to use the big library in the sky could be as important to them tomorrow as teaching kids to read was yester day Plenty of tools are available locally Two local firms provide Internet access Compuvision and Worldnet An Internet Users Group meets once a month The Dittlinger Memorial Library has a wealth of information about using computers and the Inter net Bon voyage Susan Flynt England is a columnist and an edi torial assistant for the id in Letters to the Editor Bikes are great but keep them in their proper places Editor In regard to the latest letters about bicycles on the road I have a few thoughts on the matter First let me say that I believe bicycles are in their prop er place Parks around lakes campsites and so on But I feel compelled to point out a few simple facts Bicyclers have been given the right to be legal on our streets by some newage politicians in Austin without any consideration to the facts of life Bicycles are not required to have registration like are not required to have inspection stickers like cars Bicycles are not required to pay insurance like with cars Bicyclers are not required to be licensed to operate on public streets All of these things cost a great deal of money which affords me the right to legally travel on public roads in my car yet bicyclers are given all the rights and privileges of using public roads with paying a dime So when I see a bicycler tying up traf fic on our roads it does bother me that I am paying for that road or at least for the privilege of driving on that road and they are not Roads were made for motor vehicjes not bicycles Just a point of view Robert Thompson New Braunfels Klan rally food for thought Editor Thankfully neither Michael Lowe regional direc tor of the Ku Klux Klan nor his message ever stood close to the surge of logic The arguments he pre sented for a white supremacy held as much water as a sieve I was raised to be fearful of other cultures and skin color taught as many of us were that the color of someones skin dictated their courage intelli gence and moral character Growing up in the 50s and 60s it was popular to view other races as inferior Luckily I was also taught how to think the ability to form my own opinions based on information provided by many sources I read somewhere judge how you would be judged And yes I am still judgmental But my evaluations are no longer based on race but on a persons desires The desire one has to work toward health toward home family friends and humanity Ive spoken to several people in New Braunfels who agree with the ideology of the Klan but remain silent for fear of ridicule or reprisals These people also grew up with the lack of exposure that I did Only by experiencing other cultures and races on a broad social scale will each of us realize that there are good and bad intelligent and unintelligent educated and uneducated workers and nonworkers in every culture and race on the face of the earth Did the Klan really make me think about how I per ceive racerelated issues Yes But perhaps not as much as my daughter giving birth to her son whose father is Hispanic and whose mother is white How can my grandchild be held responsible for his being given life his race and how can anyone tell me that me that he is inferior when he sleeps in my arms held close heart LeAnne Wright New Braunfels Thanks from Three Parks Run Editor Oh behalf of the New Braunfels Running Club along with the Jr Wheelchair track team from Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital we would like to thank the generous sponsors who donated to the silent auction associated with the Schlitterbahn Three Parks Run The sponsors were Schlitterbahn Rockin R Riv er Rides New Braunfels Resorts Accommodations Tree Tops Riverside Grille Browns Welding The Retreat Custom Auto Care The Outback Steak house Planet Hollywood A New View of You Pin to Ranch Grill Ace Hardware The Tobacco Haus Plant Haus The Gristmill Lone Star Cafe Comal Flower Shop Maggies Life Tune Reminder Service Omas Haus Applebees Lenises Floral Creations Target Stores Clear Springs China Kitchen Lone Star Toys and Molly Joes Due to these generous mer chants Colin Fry will be pushing at Nationals in Birmingham Ala in his niew racing wheelchair Thank you once again VicMFishtr Auction Chairman Today in History By The Associated Press Today is 21 the 173rd day of 1996 There are 193 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On June the Consti tution went into effect as New shire became the ninth state to ratify it OP this date In 1932 heavyweight Max Schmel ing lost a title fight by decision to Jack Shartey Sehmeiings manager Joe Jacobs exclaimed We was robbed In 1964 civil rights workers Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney dis appeared in Philadelphia heir bodies were found buried in an earth en dam six weeks later In 1977 Menachem Begin leader of Israels rightwing Likud bloc became the countrys sixth prime min ister In 1982 a jury in Washington found John Hinckley Jr innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Reagan and three other men In American Brazilian and West German scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed from a graveyard in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Dr Josef Mengele In 1989 the Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is tected by the First Ten years ago President Reagan used his weekly radio address to defend his appointments to federal judgeships Five years ago Secretary of State James A Baker JJD visited Yugoslavia where he pleaded for a peaceful sph tion to multiethnic conflicts that were threatening to erupt into civil war One year ago Dr Henry Foster lost a crucial Senate vote in his bid to become surgeon general as only 57 senators voted to cut off debate three short of the 60 needed One last vote the next day also fell Todays Birthdays Cartoonist Al Hirschfeld is 93 Actress Jane Rus sell is 75 Actress Maureen Stapleton is 71 Actor Bemie Kopell is 63 Actor Monte Markham is 61 Singer Smith is 60 Actor Ron Ely is 58 Actress Mariette Hartley is 56 Come dian Joe Flaherty is 56 Rock singer musipian Ray Davies is 52 Rhythm andblues singer Brenda Holloway is 50
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