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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 HeraldZeltungg Tuesday Nov Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 ext 220 I QUOTABLE If you want something to remain off the record dont say it Anita Creamer columnist 1995 D I T O R I A L A season for giving Holiday charities often compete for support contributions of community The holiday season which is fast approaching is a time of sharing and giving to family members Its also a time of need in the community when people are asked to share with others who are less fortunate than they A number of Thanksgiving and Christmas related projects clothing and food drives and other special care activities will be taking place and demanding our time and resources Before it all seems like to too much to handle remember those that are not likely to share in a hot Thanksgiving meal with family or to open presents under a Christmas tree this December because there just isnt enough money One good way to contribute money this season is to fill out your United Way contribution card That drive continues through the end of this year and more than is still needed to reach the 1996 goal of The HemldZeitung is also seeking the help financial and volunteer of the community for our annual Cheer Fund drive which provides food baskets each Christmas to fami lies in the New Braunfels area that would go without Christmas ThiSSyears Cheer Fund drive is the 15th the Zeitung has organized and last years event provided baskets to more than 200 families As in the past the HemldZeitung will chronicle those who contribute to the fund in the front page Stammtisch col umn As donations come in we get to thank the contributors publicly for their help Whether you help the Cheer Fund United Way or another holiday charity or whether you contribute to them know that a gift at this time of year is more special to some one in need Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Write us The New Bmunfels HemldZeitung 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to the New Bmunfels Herald ZeUng bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone numoer which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the pre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 HemldZeitung 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 Bmunfels HemldZeiiung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Coma County Tx 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels tferaldZeitung 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 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 Braunfels HumtdZeitung Draw er 3II328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address is Opinion rinkley comment causes stir The big media wizards are in a tizzy over David Brinkleys electionnight comment that President Clinton has not a creative bone in his body There fore hes a bore and always will be a Some have rushed to Brinkleys defense noting it was a long night and he must have been tired Others like CNNs Larry King said it sounded to me like it was Limbaugh or Liddy or Ollie like wacky talk radio It didnt sound like The real surprise is not what Brinkley said but that so many of his colleagues would express shock and disappointment Brinkley appeared to have been pressured into offering an apology to the president as the White House toyed with the possibility of can celing a scheduled interview with the departing This Week host But do apologies ever come from the networks for what they regularly say about Repub licans in general and conservatives in particular To be called a bore is not a slander But the way network correspondents and analysts regularly label and trash those with whom they disagree is slanderous Sen Bob Smith notes that while the net works erroneously awarded an election victory to his Democratic opponent correspondents opined that Smiths defeat meant New Hampshire had become more moderate and that the state was rejecting conservative views When network projections proved wrong did any of them change in their assess ments about the political leanings of many New Hampshire residents No This is mild compared to the daily fare served up by the big four networks and chronicled by the Media Research Center Following the 1994 election in which Republi cans won a majority in both houses of Congress ABCs Sam Donaldson said to Newt Gingrich A lot of people are afraid of you They think youre a bombthrower Worse youre an intolerant bigot Speak to CBS Eric Engberg called Gingrich bombastic and ruth and NPRs Sunni Khalid accused Gingrich of lynching Former Washington Post assistant managing editor William Greider wrote in Rolling Stone The House of Repre sentatives is now to be led by a worldclass dema gogue a talented reactionary in the vengeful tradi tion of Gov George Wallace and Sen Joseph These are only the recent examples Similar Cal Thomas Syndicated Columnist assaults were directed at Ronald Reagan Donaldson said to David Letterman in 1987 prior to a scheduled Reagan press conference So I think he is going to pass two or three tests The first is will he get there stand in front of the podium and not drool The editorial page editor of The New York Times Howell Raines wrote that Reagan couldnt tie his shoes if his life depended on To AIDS sufferer Elizabeth Glaser NBCs Maria Shriver posed this loaded question You place responsibility for the death of your daughter square ly at the feet of the Reagan administration Do you believe theyre responsible for that Its impossible to count how many times the words harsh and nasty were ascribed to Repub licans in the last few years But there are no apologies for such drivel because this is supposed to be report ing and When the network biggies gather to analyze why their electioncoverage ratings plunged from 1992 they might wish to consider their slanted coverage My analysis is that all of them come from the same ideologcial perspective David Brinkley being an obvious and welcome exception Coverage has become so predictable that people dont need to watch They can get the basic facts of who won and who lost from CSpan or other sources The big networks are well boring Clinton trip down under includes vacation By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer SYDNEY Australia AP Ready to blend for eign policy and pleasure President Clinton embarked on a fourday visit to Australia today designed to strengthen economic and security ties that he hopes will bear fruit at home Excited to be making his first trip Down Under Clinton will meet with Australian Prime Minister John Howard speak to legislators and the people of Sydney visit the famed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and make sure to work in some golf including a round with PGA pro Greg Norman The Clintons were welcomed to Sydney late today with a 21gun salute and cheers of support from wellwishers Ive wanted to come here all my Hillary Rodham Clinton enthused as she and her husband worked their way through the crowd Australia is the first stop on a threenation tour of the AsiaPacific that also will take the Clintons to the Philippines and Thailand over the next nine days While Clinton publicly showcases ties to the regions booming economies hell also hold pri vate talks on difficult issues including troublesome Asian barriers to free trade tensions on the Korean peninsula and Chinas human rights record Dont be too polite Mr Prime Minister when you meet the president We are talking about Australian jobs which need Opposition spokesman Martin Ferguson to Australian Prime Minister John Howard The most difficult issues come later in the trip Clintons fourday stay in Australia offers him a chance to solidify ties with an oftoverlooked ally seen as the southern anchor of American rela tions in the AsiaPacific Even here though there are differences to be dis cussed Just hours before Clintons arrival Howard said he would complain about trade practices and glob al trade rules that cost Australia thousands of jobs and millions of export dollars The United States for its part has filed a com plaint with the World Trade Organization about a Australian leather manufacturer that gets export credits to sell leather car seats to auto manu facturers Opposition spokesman Martin Ferguson urged Howard Dont be too polite Mr Prime Minister when you meet the president We are talking about Australian jobs which need Still Clinton is not likely to encounter noisy street protests like those President Bush faced in 1992 when Australian farmers were upset about price supports for dairy exports Clintons voyage Friday to the Barrier Reef a necklace of coral reefs populated by mil lions offish and other sea life will be a high point of his Australian visit The president will use his visit to underscore the importance of global environmental protection Clinton also will praise Australia for its efforts to protect the reef and warn of the dangers to reefs worldwide from overfishing pollution and sedi mentation Mrs CHhton delivers her own speech Thursday at the Sydney Opera House From Australia Clinton travels to the Philippines for a meeting of 18nation AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum then on to Thailand for a state visit Wherever he goes Clinton will carry an underly ing message aimed at an audience back home Expanding world trade will create more opportuni ties and higherpaying jobs for Americans Already half of trade is with countries in the AsiaPacific the fastest growing area pf the world Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Nov 19 the 324th day of 1996 There are 42 days left In the year Todays Highlight In History On Nov President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national ceme tery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsyl vania On this data In 1794 the United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty which resolved some of the issues left over from the Revolutionary War In 1831 the 20th president of the United States James GarfiekJ was bom in Orange Ohio In 1897 American poet Emma Lazarus whod written The New Colossus to help raise money for the Statue of Libertys pedestal died in New York at age 38 In 1919 the Senate rejected the Treaty of Ver sallies by a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against short of the twothirds majority needed for ratification In 1942 during World War II Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front In 1969 Ford Motor Co announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel In 1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made nans second landing on the moon In 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel In 1985 President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva Ten ago President Reagan said no more arms would be sent to Iran to eliminate the wide spread but mistaken perception that the United States had been exchanging arms for hostages in Lebanon Five years ago The Mouse of Representatives sustained President Bushs veto of a bill that would have lifted his ban on federally financed abortion counseling One year ago The Clinton administration and Republican congressional leaders reached a deal to end a sixday budget standoff and resulting partial government shutdown Polish President Lech Wale sa was defeated in his bid for reelection Todays Birthdays Actor Alan Young is 77 Former Ambassador Jeane J Kirkpatrlck is 70 Talk show host Larry King Is 63 Talk show host Dick Cavett Is 60 Broadcasting and sports executive Ted Turner Is 58 Singer Pete Moore Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is 57 Sen Thomas R Harkin Iowa is 57 TV journalist Garrick Uttey is 57 Actor Dan Haggerty is 55 Wisconsin Gov Tommy G Thompson is 55 Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 54 Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 47 Actress Kathleen Quintan Is 42 Rock musician Matt Sorum The Cult Guns N Roses is 36 Actress Meg Ryan is 35 Actressdirector Jodie Foster is 34 Rock musician Travis McNabb Better Than is 27 Singer Tony Rich is 25 Thought for Today The facts are always less than what reaMy Nadine Gordimer South African Nobel Prizewinning author   

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