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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A O HeraldZellung Q Sunday Nov Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 220 Opinion Onllfw contact submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address Is QUOTABLE The whole media world to me is very strange Understandably to make things interesting sometimes you have to have an angle but sometimes there really is no Amy Grant singer 1995 D I T O R I A L A sense of civic duty Newest Edwards Aquifer Authority board member gets kudos for getting involved The Friday edition of the HemldZeitung carried a story on page 1A about Rita Banda the new District 8 representative on the Edwards Aquifer Authority board Banda who works with her husband in their home repair business was a political unknown before the recent EAA elections She ran unopposed for the District 8 seat Her story is one we all can learn from Banda became concerned about water issues facing this region and felt compelled to do something about it This newspaper has continued to encourage area residents to take part in the political process surrounding management of the aquifer resource Banda took that advice one step far ther educating herself and attending meetings of the EAA board to get a better working knowledge of the physical and political considerations surrounding the water source Because so many divergent views exist on how best to manage if at all pumping of the aquifer and whether or not to limit that pumping if natural springs are endangered Banda felt it necessary to visit the library Witte Museum and hold discussions with experts on the aquifer She in a sense became her own grassroots organization acting independently from other entities or affiliations That same independence will likely be tested when the var ious factions on and off of the EAA board come calling for her vote But the newest member of the aquifer authoritys governing body is confident shes up to the challenge Ive always been able to work well with people and be she said Everything just fell into place I believe that God put this together and 1 feel a heavy responsi bility Its not something where I felt like I wanted to have a political We salute her sense of civic pride and duty Today s editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Wirite us The New tyaunfels HerddZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctuation and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish onty original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald Zeiitoig bearingjhe writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which not for publication muat be included Please cite the number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given o writers who have not been published in the pre vious 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 3H328 New Braunfels Texas Fax 210 6254224 New Braunfels Editor and Publisher ext Toney Managing Editor ext Loveday Director of Advertising ext BantaScott Retail Advertising Manager Classified Advertising Manager ext Reininger Business Manager ext Lee Hall Circulation Director ext Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman ext Parnell City Editor ext Denery New Published on Sunday winnings and weekday mornings Tuesday tr AViv frwmfek LISPS 377880 707 Unda or Braunfels Comul County Tx 78 1 3 1 1 328 Periodical postage paid by HerfildZeiiung in New Brauitfels Texas Carper delivered in Cornal and Guadalupe counties tltree months year Senior Citizen Piscounts by carrier delivery only six in year Mail delivery outside Cowal County in Texas three months U months one year Mail outside Texas six months pile rs who have not received a newspaper by 5 30 Tuesday Friday or by on Sunday jnay call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or on Sunday ppSnviASTER Send changes to Jjie New Bruunfds Cy Family history something to cherish This past week our eldest child became a teenag er When her brothers turned seven and 10 this year their mother and I made an effort to go to school and have lunch with them I asked our daughter the evening before her birth day if she would like for me to join her for lunch at the middle school Her response was predictable No she said without bothering to take her head out of the refrigerator The next morning she even declined her mothers invitation to drive her to school No mom it would be she said unconcerned that her mother might not appreciate being lumped in the same category as a pimple or a bad hair day It was at that moment that I mentioned to my wife that if my math was correct we were about to embark on 12 consecutive years of having a teenager in our home When one thinks about it having to be a teenager yourself for six or so years is bad enough It doesnt seem fair that parents have to endure it again with their own children Her birthday celebration was a simple affair with parents brothers and an opa and oma around the dinner table We toasted with our paper cups of Dr Pepper and each of us spoke about what we appreciated about her Her 7yearold brother said I like the way you help me with those word Her parents and grandparents words of praise were more articulate and personal but no more touching or sincere than those few words from her youngest brother Our informal rite of passage caused a few tears and a lot of hugs It was a school night and mom and the grandpar ents were exhausted as were the children After they were in bed this dad found himself awake and pon dering his daughters future What do you tell a teenager in particular a girl 1 had to resist the compulsion to try and warn her Doug Toney Publisher about life I wrote down a few ideas but I doubt if she would have listened She probably will have to figure them out on her own just like her parents did Here they are You have to be a good friend to have good friends Prejudice should never be tolerated A very good friend of mine an AfricanAmerican medic in Vietnam refused to call the Vietnam Conga or the Vietnamese Gooks because he said it would be hypocritical to use a degrading name to describe a people even an enemy Judge people on their character and their actions not their skin color religion or sex Remember that it is not just males who discriminate because of sex Women or girls often are as sexist and rude and degrading toward other woman as some men Never criticize or make fun of someone for something they cannot help whether it be a disabil ity their looks their weight or hair Remember that someone who criticizes their friends when they are not around will be criticizing you when youre not around Remember that if a young person criticizes or is angry toward their family it might be indicative of how they will treat their eventual mate Remember that your grandmother and great grandmother raised eight sons and a daughter on a farm canning food gardening and sewing clothes Remember that your grandmothers German ancestors came here to escape religious persecution and endured unbelievable hardships so they could stay true to their God Remember that your GermanAmerican great grandfather served in the trenches of France fighting against his parents former countrymen Remember that your two grandfathers served in World War II and voluntarily gave years of their lives to this country so you could enjoy your life today You come from a long line of independent thinking independent acting women and you should be proud of it Remember that your grandmother as a child and her mother steamed across the Atlantic from Europe to escape the Nazis with your greatgrand father left behind worrying whether a Uboat would kill his precious family Remember that three of your greatgrandfa thers grew up on farms as did your dad and a grand father Remember that they worked long long hard hours proudly Its not the job but the dignity and the pride in accomplishment that you bring to your job that matters Remember that just because someone has a lot of education doesnt necessarily mean that they are smart or can be trusted Remember the difference between being the center of your universe and being a guest on a plan et called Earth Remember that every job or task in front of yHI is worth doing correctly Remember that scoundrels can be found in every walk of life and dignity and respect must be earned not demanded Just because someone thinks they are a big shot is no reason to trust them or admire them Remember that there is a distinct difference between being liked and being respected Never do anything or say anything to be liked that will take away from your selfrespect Never let anyone convince you that you cannot do something because you are a woman Remember that we ail make mistakes but if you dont make the same mistake twice then youve turned that mistake into a lesson If you dont love and respect yourself you cannot expect others to love and respect you Remember that no matter what happens your mother and father will love you Doug Toney can be reached by calling 6259144 ext Write em Senate Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison 283 Russell Senate Office Washington 20510 Phone 2022245922 FAX 202 2240776 Local Office 8023 Vantage Dri ve Suite 460 San Antonio TX 78230 Phone 2103402885 Sen Phil Gramm 370 Russell Senate Office Washington Phone 202 2242934 FAX 2022282856 Local Office 404 E Ramsey Suite 200 San Antonio TX 78216 Phone 2103669494 FAX 2103662016 House Rep Lamar Smith 21st Congressional 2443 Rayburn House Office Washington 20515 Phone 2022254236 Local Office 1100 NE Loop 410 Suite 640 San Antonio TX 78209 Phone 2108215024 FAX 210821 5947 Rep Frank Tejeda 28th Congressional District 923 Cannon House Office Washington 20515 Phone 202 2251640 Local Office 1313 SE Military Drive Suite 115 San Antonio TX 78214 Phone 2109247383 FAX 210927 6222 State of Texas Gov George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 Phone 5124632000 Atty General Dan Morales Box 12548 Austin TX 78711 Phone 512463 2100 Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Sunday Nov 10 the 315th day of 1996 There are 51 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Nov 10 1871 journalistexplorer Henry M Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Liv ingstone in central Afoga Stanley delivered his famous greeting Dr Uvingstone I presume1 Livingstone replied Yes end T thankful that I am here to welcome On this tote In Martin Uyther the leader of the Protestant Reformation was born in Eisleben Germany in the Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress in 1010 UTS Ugten held its first national convention in Minneapolis In 1920 Hirortto was enthroned as Emperor pf Japan In m teteptone seJWQ called his counterpart In Alameda Calif In 1W4 the I wo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington Va In 1979 the General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism however the wortd body repealed the resolution In December In 1976 the orehauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior In the Utah Supreme Court gave the go ahead for convicted murderer Gary Gilmore to be executed according to his wishes The sentence was carried oyf the following In 1992 Soviet leader Leonid IBrezhnev died of a heart attack at age 76 In 1992 the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington In 1999 workers began punching a hole in the Berlin WaJJ a day after Past Germany abolished Hi in Lebanon were released Five years ago Publishing magnate Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel five days after his body was recovered off the Canary Islands One year ago Defying international appeals Jr clemency Nigerias military rulers hanged playwright Ken SaroWiwa along with eight other antigovernment activists Searchers in Katmandu Nepal rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck thfe Himalayan foothills killing 24 tourists and 32 Todays Actor Roy Scheider is 61 lyricist Tim Rice is 52 Rock singermusician Gr Lake Emerson lake and Palmer is 48 Actras dancer Ann Reinking is 47 Singer Donna Fargo is 41 Actor Jack Scalia is 45 Actorcomedian Sinbad f 40 Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 37 Actress HeatN Mataraizo to the Is 14 Ten 990 Qamille Sontag and fyyo frenchmen wlw M feten hiW hailap Thought for Today Tet the world know you m are not as you think you should be because soc or later if you are posing you will forget the poss i thm whwe are Brice   

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