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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 4 O HeraldZeitung o Tuesday Nov Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 220 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address is DLoveday@AOL.com QUOTABLF The truth about injustice always sounds James H Cone theologian 1990 T o R i A L Veterans special day Actions of the recent past and those of today must be recognized by Americans Not many small communities honor their veterans the way New Braunfels does On Monday Veterans Day local VFW and American Legion posts held ceremonies honoring this countrys veterans Twentyfour mem bers of the American Legion Home Comal Post 179 were also sin gled out for special recognition Monday evening for their 50year memberships at the post Veterans were also the special guests of Canyon High School Monday They were honored with a special patriotic music program Students then got to hear from the veterans themselves But thats not all The American Legion Post 35s Veterans Day cel ebration is slated for 11 to 6 Sunday A chili and tamale dinner will be available and a raffle will be held Downtown was awash in red white and blue for the veterans Monday Those flags are also for the rest of us to remind us just what the vet erans did on foreign shores and in service to our country here There aje several thousand veterans living in Comal County with some having served in World War II Korea Vietnam and the Persian Gulf Many other active military personnel call Comal County and New Braunfels home And while we may not be engaged at this moment in any and women are actively serving in various regions of trie globe Our troops still patrol the Bosnian war zone and recent comments from the Administration suggest an American presence will remain in that region for quite some time More than troops are still dug in on the 38th parallel between North and South Korea That region remains one of the most unstable in the world and recent skirmishes and border incidents between the two Koreas have made the peace there even more tenu ous Now Zairian and Tutsi troops are battling in central Africa and hundreds of thousands of refugees are nearing starvation their lives hanging in the balance The United Nations has already called for a multinational force to be placed there and troops will surely take part and most likely lead such a force Sacrifices are being made today by our servicemen and women just like they were in our recent past We cant forget that 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 punctuation and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 260 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 pre vious 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher ext Managing Editor ext Loveday Director of Advertising ext BantaScott Retail Advertising Manager Osteen Classified Advertising Manager ext Reininger Business Manager ext Lee Hall Circulation Director ext Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman ext Parnell City Editor ext Denery Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeralclZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have hot received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitwg Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Letter to the Editor Student pays special tribute to veter ans who work at her school Editor The following letter written by one of our sixth grade students at OakRun School honoring four vet erans who currently work at our school Mr Richard Ross resource teacher Mr Philip Hunt language arts teacher Mr Walter Ervin lead custodian Mr Frankie Hernandez cafeteria manager This letter was selected by our veterans out of sev eral dozen entries The letter speaks for all of us here at OakRun School Mike Fitsko principal What Veterans Day Means to Me What Veterans Day means to me is thata day is set in our armed forces On this day we give special honor to those who died for our country Those men and women who fought or died for our country did this so you and I have the freedom to live our lives in peace Freedom and peace are two of the most important things to American people So I want to thank the veterans that fought for America including the veterans that work here at our school KristiHolt OakRun student Time to help the whole not cater to a few at private school Editor In response to the article by Denise Dziuk on Oct 31 concerning Sts Peter Paul Catholic School I would like to say that both of my children have attended Sts Peter Paul School since kindergarten the old er has now graduated and is a sophomore in high school and the youngest graduates this year from eighth grade and I am proud to say that we have been a part of the school family I have been on field trips been a room mother worked at festivals and have served on the school board I agree with Laurie Tieman who has also responded to the article that it is time to let the leaders of our school do their jobs Msgr OCallaghan Mrs White and the school board are devoted to academic excellence for our children as well as providing the opportunity for a Catholic education in our community i am disap pointed in the disgruntled parents who fail to put faith in the abilities of our leaders Change is difficult but it doesnt have to be devastating A little coopera tion understanding and prayer go a long way Mrs White is an enthusiastic and progressive leader and has great things planned for Sts Peter Paul The school board is a fine group of professional and dedicated peo ple who spend hours upon hours volunteering their expertise They work very hard to establish goals and provide the means to attain them it would behoove us to turn our energies toward helping the whole rather than catering to the few I would also like to say that I too am disappointed in the news article It is my understanding that the new superintendent was invited by the school officials and Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Nov 12 the 317th day of 1996 There are 49 days left in the year Todays Highlight In History On Nov the World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began The Americans ended up winning a major victory over the On this date In 1815 American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stan ton was born In Johnstown In 1920 baseball got its first czar as Judge Kene saw Mountain Landis was elected commissioner of the American and National Leagues In 1821 representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments In 1927 Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party the pastor to come to our school to speak on his vision for Catholic education and his passion to catch the spirit of Catholic His enthusiasm and commitment toward preparing Catholic schools is very exciting and I look forward to continuing to support Sts Peter Paul Catholic School even after my boys graduate Sts Peter Paul Catholic School is excellence in action My boys have grown to be responsible young men are excellent students and take their convictions seriously I count on them to be leaders and I credit the support and devotion of the teachers staff and admin istrators as well as the love the prayers and the atten tion that they have received while attending Sts Peter Paul Catholic School for helping to develop them into well rounded responsible citizens Thank you everyone Sherry Clarkson will nor can reason get away from the fact that God has intervened in a special way to reveal to mankind its religious obligations Though Genesis teaches that God created ail things out of nothing it does not say that He created every individual thing in the universe like that Even if God created a vast original nebula which gradually con tracted at certain centers such as the sun from which smaller fragments separated God would still be the Creator of all things the evolution taking mil lions of years The account in Genesis of the origin of all things in no way hinders an explanation allowing for indefinite expansions of Hazel Sluga New Braunfels Family grateful for help shown son In intensive bare unit Columnist has twisted popes state ment about evolution theory Editor In response to Cal Thomass piece in the Wednes day edition of the HeraldZeitung Opinion section in regards to the pope succumbing in his declining years to the tyranny of evolutionary I would like to ask Mr Thomas where in the popes statement did he say the old knowledge contained in the book of Genesis is not valid The way it has been stated infers the pope has made a 1 80degree turn around in the ageold Catholic Churchs doctrine on evolution This of course is not possible since the pope cannot change doctrine even if he wanted to What the pope said was fresh knowledge leads to the recog nition of the theory of evolution as more than just a And Im not even sure these are his exact words since Im taking Mr Thomass word for Even so he has made a big deal out of a simple statement and added his own opinion as to the mean ing of what was said The simple fact is to quote fathers Rumble and Carty in their 1941 Radio Replies Vol 3 Numbers 578 and The Catholic Church does not exclude belief in a moderate and restricted material evolution Things do evolve But they have to be in order to evolve and they secured their being by creation We cannot therefore admit any form of the evolutionary theory which excludes God or which denies depen dence on God In a wellunderstood system of evolu tion nature has two means by which it fulfills its work It can use its initial resources received from the Creator employing its own innate powers And again where it acquired capital does not suffice it can have recourse to the everpresent God who interferes with His creative power for great changes only as in the production of life or of intelligence and of indi vidual souls But these questions do not affect religion in practice Even though a man did know how all things have come into existence the why of all things would remain and Gods rights would still have to be maintained Reason cannot get away from the fact that all is the execution of a plan traced by Gods In 1948 former Japanese premier HkJeki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sen tenced to death by a war crimes tribunal In 1964 Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892 In 1980 the space probe Voyager 1 came with in miles of Saturn In 1982 Yuri V Andropov was elected to succeed the late Leonid I Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Partys Central Committee In 1990 Japanese Emperor Akihito formally assumed the Chrysanthemum Throne Ten years ago Irans ambassador Said RajaieKhorassani denied his government had arranged for the release of hostages in Lebanon in exchange for arms ytars ago Soviet leader Mikhail S Gor bachev told a news conference hed been warned by President Bush and other officials that a revolt was brewing before hardliners staged their coup but that he had dspautfedtteir internal was sworn in as CIA director The family of Thomas Ridgeway sincerely appre ciates all of the heartfelt concern prayers and donations on behalf of Thomas After eight weeks in intensive care Thomas is showing considerable improvement but still has a lot of recovering ahead of him We are confident that with all of your continuous prayers he will soon be at home with his family There are too many of you to thank individually but you know who you are so again thank you for everything Debbie K Ridgeway mother Maybe NBHS loss will be gain of another school district Editor I am writing this letter as a concerned graduate of New Braunfels High School I had the distinct privilege and blessing to be able to attend New Braunfels Inde pendent School District schools and study under the protectorate of Mr Turman and Mr Engler Utilizing the springboard of this educational base 1 have enjoyed success at the collegiate doctorate and post doctorate levels These studies have carried me to some of the finest institutions in this country These institutions have all utilized widely varying teaching techniques and schedules However the common cornerstone to all of these enduring institutions was consistent delib erate dedicated and selfsacrificing leadership These are not qualities that are easily located acquired The recent drastic changes at New Braunfels High School fly in the face of this basic tenant The tragedy that is obvious even at long distance is the permanent and unrecoverable damage these political spirits may wreak The town of New Braun fels nor its school district can reasonably expect this tru ly unique leadership team to wait for the brief careers of these politicians to run their twoyear course Unless unusually prompt action is taken I am confident New Braunfels and its school district will be watching from the rear as another school district is led up the chal lenging trail to excellence by Mr Turman and Mr Engler Richard B Schultz Corskana Qne year ago Israels ruling Labor Party unani mously approved Shimon Peres as its new leader replacing slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir Todays Birthdays Retired Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun is 88 Actress Kim Hunter is 74 Rhythmandblues singer Ruby Nash Curtis Ruby and the Romantics is 57 Actorplaywright Wallace Shawn is 53 Singer Brian Hyland is 53 Rock musician Booker T Jones Booker T the MGs is 52 Singer songwriter Neil Young is 51 Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 46 Olympic gold medal gymnast Nadia Comaneci is 35 Rock musician David Ellefson Megadeth is 32 Actor David Schwimmer is 30 Fig ure skater Tonya Harding is 26 Singer Tevin Camp bell is 20 Thought for Today Money is always there but the pockets change it is not in the same pockets after a change and that is all there is to say about Gertrude Stein American author
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