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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 4 n HeraldZeituna n Thursdav Nov Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 220 QUOTABLE I think the public is too hungry for gossip There are things more important than who slept with Ed Bradley journalist 1993 D I T O R I A L Education milestone Comal ISD marks 40 years of education employment for countys rural citizens This community has celebrated many important and impressive anniversaries in the past few years The biggest was New Braunfels sesquicentennial last year Many ceremonies and special events were held to commemo rate the founding of this community by German settlers 150 years ago The celebrating went on in fact for the entire year Visitors from our sister city of Braunfels Germany were here in force joining with residents to celebrate the anniversary But this week marks another anniversary that is equally important The Comal Independent School District which was formed through the consolidation of eight rural school districts is celebrating its 40th anniversary An election in October 1956 established the Comal Rural High School District That board then voted on Nov to consolidate the Bulverde Danville Davenport Fischer Goodwin Mountain Valley Sherwood and Solms school dis And now four decades the district is the countys largest employer it educates more than students and shows no signs of slowing A vision to improve education for those children in the out lying rural regions of this county has blossomed into a learn ing structure of immense proportion But while celebrating the forwardthinking of educators 40 years ago CISD is also paying close attention to the needs of the countys students today and in the future As more and more people move to Comal County greater stress will be placed on that educational system and on the taxpayers who support it CISD faces a difficult next 40 years but its got a proven track record to learn from when the going gets tough Happy anniversary CISD Today s 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 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 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 HeraUZeitioig USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeralilZeitimg in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe comities 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 not 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 Braiuifels HeraldZeitung Draw er 3 1328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 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 Opinion Brinkley left agendas at home The departure of David Brinkley as host of Sun days This Week program on ABC is not the end of an era but the end of a profession that was enhanced because of the presence of people like him He will continue to do taped pieces for the pro gram but Brinkleys leavetaking concludes a now extinct journalistic line The new crop is composed of news readers wriO editorialize more than they report and who have agendas not a calling 11 confess to a large prejudice in favor or Brinkley I met him in 1961 when I was 18 and a copy boy in the Washington bureau of NBC News His office was separate from all of the other correspondents not because he was arrogant but because the Huntley Brinkley program was a selfcontained unit with its own producers writers and secretaries Unlike many modem anchors Brinkley wrote all his own stuff He didnt know it but he was one of my many teachers I was in charge of filing correspondents scripts and frequently Id take their work home to learn about good writing Hes forgotten our first meeting but I remember it well I was in the NBC cafeteria speaking to anoth er correspondent and he came by sat down and said hello He asked me Cal what are your goals I responded smugly Someday Id like to have your job Mr He laughed and said Maybe you At a time when surveys show a growing distrust of major media I never knew Brinkleys politics or for whom he voted I still dont He once said It is impossible to be objective so we must always be He never failed to live up to that creed I recall looking for any excuse to visit his office hoping some of his magic would rub off on me At the 1964 Democratic convention in Atlantic City I accompanied him to a meeting outside the convention hall He was mobbed by people who genuinely admired him and wanted his autograph Brinkley always seemed embarrassed by such things He thought jour nalists ought not to be celebri ties but he seemed to have come to terms with his fame in ways that never inflated his ego He is the same today as he was when I met him decent gracious humble very funny and uniquely gifted How gifted Consider this magnificent description in his memoir of the political parties quadrennial conventions In the summer after the primaries are finished we cover both party conven tions each combining the worst features of a cat tle auction a clearance sale of damaged merchandise and a sheriffs auction of recovered stolen goods and above all the social event and fundraiser by and Cal Thomas Syndicated Columnist for the What else do you need to know after reading a sentence like that The 1960s were the best years that broadcast jour nalism ever had It was a joy to work for NBC News in those days because that was the best news division ever David Brinkley led that team but he was one of many with talent and experience who cared more about what was in their heads than the coiffeur on them In our present imageoversubstance genera tion we shall not likely see his kind again Brinkley is a quiet man difficult to know inti mately but with a Southern charm and grace that characterizes many from his native North Carolina My two greatest professional rewards were given to me by Brinkley One came at a social function short ly after I started writing this column I read your col he said You write The other was when he appeared on my former CNBC television show the one time copy boy hosting his idol and writing mentor David Brinkley invented much of broadcast jour nalism As he has said We made it up as we wurt because no one had ever done it before Thankfully he will not disappear entirely but as he formally leaves his anchor duties from all of us in the profession and on the receiving end of your talent as your partner Chet Huntley regularly said Good night And thank you Cal Thomas is a syndicated w daft fliBT IHOflEDMORfe military team studies African mission By HRVOJE HRANJSKI Associated Press Writer KIGALI Rwanda AP An American survey team landed today in the Rwandan capital to prepare the way for up to troops who may join a multinational operation to feed more than a million refugees in Zaire The 43member team led by Army Maj Gen Edwin P Smith arrived on a mission to assess what kind of security would be necessary for troops if President Clinton gives the green light to their deployment We are here to conduct an initial assessment for possible humanitarian assistance either unilaterally or said Smith commander of the South ern European Task Force part of the European Command Fighting resumed at dawn today in the Zairian town bordering on Rwanda and shelling prevented the distribution of food Zairian rebels began firing 130 mm Katyusha rockets at daybreak from Goma towards Mugunga refugee camp 10 miles north of the lakeside town Rebel leader Laurent Kabila has vowed to retaliate against the former Rwandan soldiers and Hutu mili tiamen at the camp who pounded Goma with shells Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Thursday Nov 14 the 319th day of 1996 There are 47 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Nov inspired by Jules Verne New York World reporter Nellie Bly Elizabeth Cochrane set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days She succeeded making the trip In 72 On this date In 1832 the first horsedrawn vehicle called the John Mason first went into operation in New York City In 1851 Herman Melvilles novel Moby Dick was first published in the United States In 1881 Charles J Guiteau went on trial for assas sinating President James Garfield Guiteau was con victed and hanged the following In 19122 the British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic radio service In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed earlier this week With relief delayed thousands face starvation or death from disease The survey team which flew in via Uganda from a air base at Vicenza in northern Italy consists of medical engineering and civil affairs personnel as well as security officers the Embassy in Kigali said The team may return to Entebbe Uganda because Kigali hotels are full he said A threeman French survey team accompanied the Americans Its tasks range from the practical for example inspecting airports and roads as well as housing for personnel to the political They will meet with government of Rwanda offi cials and humanitarian embassy spokesman Peter Whaley said French Foreign Minister Herve de Charette said he hopes to see the first soldiers on the ground by the weekend He did not specify which country might send the first contingent Zairian rebels have said they will attack French troops that enter their territory because the French have in the past aided Rwandan Hutus The Clinton administration is prepared to send about ground troops and several thousand more support forces to Central Africa to help allevi ate the worsening humanitarian crisis They would take part along with troops from about a dozen oth er countries Fighting that broke out last month between Zairi an rebels and the Zairian army backed by Rwandan Hutu rebels has driven more than a million Rwandan refugees from camps and cut off their food supplies Members of the former Rwandan army and Rwan dan Hutu militia responsible for the massacre of half a million Rwandan Tutsis in 1994 are camped among the refugees The forces between and in total would remain about four months and serve under command Redbereted airborne assault troops based in Italy could begin arriving as early as next week They would provide security at an airfield in Goma a principal delivery point for humanitarian supplies The airport is now under the control of Zairean rebels The United States also forces from other countries to the region and would provide security along a 3mile corridor from Goma to the Rwandan border The forces also would seek the voluntary repatriation of refugees mostly Rwandan Hutus now in eastern Zaire the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth In 1940 during World War II German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry In 1944 Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded Opus No 1 for RCA Victor In 1909 Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon In 1972 the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the level for the first time ending the day at In 1973 Britains Princess Anne married Capt Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey they divorced in 1992 and Anne years ago The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a record million penalty against insidetrader Ivan F Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry Five years ago and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelli gence officials in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 Fired postal employee Thomas Mcll vane stormed the Royal Oak Post Office in Michi gan fatally shooting four workers before killing himself Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland after 13 years of exile One year ago The government Instituted a partial shutdown closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews Rep Enid Greene Waldholtz RUtah filed for divorce from her husband Joe who was under federal investigation for possible campaign financing improprieties Todays Birthdays Actress Rosemary DeCamp js 86 Actor Brian Keith is 75 SecretaryGeneral Boutros BoutrosGhali is 74 Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 62 Actor Don Stewart is 61 Jordans King Hussein is 61 Pop singer Freddie Garrity Fred die the Dreamers is 56 Britains Prince Charles is 48 Rock singermusician James Young Styx is 48 Singer Stephen Bishop is 45 Rapper Run Run DMC is 32 Rock musician Nic Dalton The Lemon heads is 32 Rapper Shy helm is 19 Thought for Today It makes no difference if I bum my bridges behind me I never Fiorello La Guardia New York City mayor
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