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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A n n Wednesday January Opinion talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about the Opinion page call 6259144 Ext 220 Opinion contact submit letters and guest columns dtoetrofileally by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungg address Is QUOTABLF No man is good enough to govern another man without hat others consent Abraham Lincoln 16th president 1854 O R I A L No special treatment Not even a sitting president should be above the law The Supreme Court is currently considering whether to allow Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton to proceed or to delay the litigation until Clinton leaves office In the administrations view Clinton is entitled to immu nity from the civil action at this time because he is current ly serving as commander and chief Because of this the administration claims that to subject him to civil litigation interfere with his elected duty to run the country While its true that a president should be immune from civil action for decisions and such that are made during his time in office this is not the case with Paula Jones vs Bill Clinton The alleged incident occurred in 1991 while Clinton was still governor of Arkansas and is in no way related to or remotely tied to his time in the White House A federal judge has already said that every consideration will be taken during the trial to accommodate the president and allow him to perform his elected duties It seems reasonable to infer that sjnce Clinton has for frequent goli outings overpriced Horrfwp6 even snorkcfing off the coast of Australw wl aid of the court he could work another trial into his sched ule Hes already testified on videotape for the Whitewater The administration neednt worry about public opinion After all Clinton was easily reelected with the specter of this looming litigation hanging over him Critics say that to allow the suit to be tried will set a precedent allowing any future president to be dragged to court at the whim of any overly litigious citizen However the only precedent that will be set is that one must be responsible for his or her own actions No one is above the law Not even the leader of the free world Today v editorial wax written by HeraldZeitung Managing Editor Micah Write The New Drannfcls IlcmldZuilunit 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 Wo publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfela Herald Zeituna bearing the writers signature Also on address and a telephone number which are not for publication must bo 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 Mall lottorH to letters to the Editor the New Braunfela HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Brnunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher Ext Toney Managing Editor Ext Boyd Director of Advertising Ext BantaScott Retail Advertising Manager Ext Classified Advertising Manager Ext Reinlnger Business Manager Ext Lee Hall Circulation Director Ext Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Ext Parnell Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Unuuifvlx HeraltlWwiu USIS 377880 707 Umda or Draww 3 1 1328 Brounfels Comal County Tx 78 13 11328 Periodical postage paid by AwNvwBraunftls lltiiililZulntiig in New Hruunfels Texas Currier delivered in Conwl and Ciuadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six j year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months months S55 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 2 10 6259144 or by 7 or by 1 1 am on Sunday Send address changes tp the New Bruuifols er 3 1 1 328 New tfniunfeJs Tx 78 1 3 11 328 Britain braces for down and dirty election BELFAST The coming British election which must be held no later than May is shaping up as a nasty brawl The new Labor party leader Tony Blair hopes to topple 17 years of Conservative party pow er by knocking out Prime Minister John Major The press is predicting the contest will be the dirt iest in recent memory Labor is so determined to win that party leaders reportedly arc considering the unprecedented step of cutting trade unionists and other activists out of policymaking positions by dismantling the constituency parties that have served as Labors power base The intent is to make them appear even less radical than the revamped image they sought with the installation of the mildmannered Blair who shoved aside the Socialistoriented Neil Kinnock Divorcing trade unionists from their special interests in the Labor party is akin to Democrats in America renouncing labor union campaign money along with labors voterturnout skills and instructing them they will have no more influence in selecting government officials than any other citizen Comparisons with American parties candidates and officials can be tricky Blair has pictured himself as Bill Clinton in 1992 challenging not only an incumbent but a party that has been in power longer than Republicans under Ronald Reagan and George Bush The difference is that unlike Americas appar ently troubled economy in 1992 the economy in Britain is on the upswing A yearend Gallup Poll for The Daily Telegraph shows Majors popularity improving In 1992 Bushs numbers were heading south Cal Thomas Since 1957 when the British Gallup Poll had found optimism outweighing pessimism at Christmastime the government in power has usually but not always won the next election Thirtyseven percent believe 1997 will be better than 1996 while only 21 percent believe things will get worse More good news for the Tories lies in the gap between optimists and pes simists a full 16 percentage points almost as large as the gap five years ago when Major won the last election and even larger than in 1983 when Margaret Thatch er was rcelectcd The Catholic Church has decided to enter the cam paign threatening the nice over the abortion issue between labor and Conservatives Cardinal Basil Hume stated in an interview that Catholics would find it impossible to vote for a candidate who actively sup ports abortion But Hume stopped short of saying that abortion should be a litmus test for Britains million Catholics They have to take it into account as a principle when they arc deciding on who to vote he said Reaction in a nation where only a little more than 2 percent attend church of any kind is split along predictable prolife prochoice lines Neither Blair nor Major is expected to say much on the subject The campaign which will not officially begin until the prime minister announces the election date seemed to be warming up when both candidates issued New Years statements Major delivered a kind of Contract With Britain when he issued five resolutions that included a tax cut keeping inflation in check price reductions a drop in mortgage rates and more jobs A nationwide survey seemed to sup port Majors job promises It said 21 percent of boss es expect to hire more workers this year with only 15 percent predicting reductions Major said the coun trys rosy prospects could not be trusted in the hands of inexperienced Labor Borrowing from Bill Clintons Instant response team Blair called Major a hypocrite for claiming to be Mr Nice Guy and not responsible for charges made against several labor members by Conservative Party leaders one of which contained an advertise ment portraying Blair with demon Blair promised to link Major with anything dirty coming from the Conservative Party Paddy Ashdown the Liberal Democrat leader may be the first to Invoke 21 stccntury imagery in the campaign He said Britain is in danger of sleepwalking into the next century and that the forthcoming elec tion will be the least intelligent ever as negative Conservatives and timid Labor competed for office by saying as little of substance as If little of substance comes from the British cam paign it will indeed resemble the last American elec tion Cal Thomas is a syndicated till lirin I Letters to the Editor Editor 1 recently transferred my son to Scclc School I wanted express my happiness with this decision The transfer itself was easy the faculty and administration was very professional and genuinely interested in the wel being of my son What Im most impressed with is the children The students are well mannered and courteous Every time I have been to Seelc the students have opened the doors for me they have asked me if I needed help finding my way and when Ive been in the classroom the students have been well behaved I always knew that NDISO had u great reputation for educating the stu dents in academics Im so thrilled to see they are teaching manners as well Carl Fowler Today in History The Associated Prese Today is Wednesday Jan 15 the 15th day of 1997 There are 350 days left in the year Todays Highlight In History On Jan civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was bom In Atlanta On nil data In 1959 Englands Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey In 1844 the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana In 1870 the Democratic party was represented as a donkey for the time in a cartoon by Thomas Nast In Harpers Weekly In 1919 pianist and statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski becamethe first premier of the newly cre ated republic of Poland In 1949 work was completed on the Pentagon headquarters of the of Pefense In 1947 50 years ago the grisly stillunsolved Editor This is an open letter to Canyon Lake residents You will soon be receiving a notice of annual membership meeting of Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp water provider to most people in this area There are two excellent candidates running as a team for the Board of Directors this is the first time we have had the privilege of having dklates names on the ballot other than those chosen by the Board and the founders of this organization These two candidates Bruce Hurley and Bill Holmes have superior quail ficulions including utility experience and are persons of integrity The meeting will bo 11 am Feb 22 at the Canyon Lake Country Club Golf Course you should attend If possible but if you cannot be there you are urged to assign you proxy to one only one of these men in order to have representation of the ratepayers on this governing board is sorely needed Ray and Frances Shannon Spring Branch Editor Project KISS Kids in Safe Sur roundings is organizing the fourth annual KISS Valentine Ball for Feb I at the Faust Hotel in New Braunfels KISS is the fundraising arm of the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center and all proceeds go toward the goal of building a commu nity recreation center As our community continues grow ing the need for a multipurpose recre ation facility where youth and adults can participate In activities becomes more pronounced During the last four years through the efforts of KISS vol unteers the community has raised approximately toward its goal Your help is heeded as we look for prizes promotional items and ticket sales Publicity efforts and community involvement are significant Ads and articles recognizing supporters are reg ularly run in the Canyon Lake Times Guardian New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and Cable Channel 3 Radio and television spots and interviews on KMOL Channel 4 and WOA1 have also recognized the efforts of KISS the past four years Your help in making the fourth annual KISS Valentine Ball a success will be greatly appreciated Charles Stephens Rev Doug Dalgltsh P C Ingraham Mark Reynolds Trkth Wyatt Jerry Dockery KISS Board of Directors Black Dahlia murder case came to light in Los Angeles as the mutilated remains of 22yearold aspiring actress Elizabeth Short were found dumped in a vacant In 1967 the first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35JO In 1973 President Nixon announced the suspen sion of all offensive action in North Vietnam cit ing progress In peace negotiations In 1976 Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison tot her attempt on the life of Prssjdpnl Ford in San Francisco Ten yean ago Entertainer Ray Bolger perhaps bestknown for playing the Scarecrow in the 1939 musical The Wizard of died in Los Angeles at age 83 ytjri ago The Yugoslav federation found ed in 1918 effectively collapsed as the European Community recognized the republics of Croatia and Slovenia year Risking the lives of more than 100 hostages in an effort to wipe out their Chechen rebel captors the Russian military hurled rockets and shells at the tiny village of Pcrvomayskaya Ail ing Greek Premier Andreas Papandreou resigned Birthdiyii Nuclear physicist Edward Teller 89 Actor Lloyd Bridges is 84 The Arch bishop of New York Cardinal John J OConnor is 77 Actress Margaret OBrien is 60 Singer Don Van Vliet a k a Captain is 56 Actress ginger Charo is 46 Rwk singer Martha Davis is 46 Actordirector Mario Van Peebles is 40 Singer Lisa Lisa Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is 30 Actor Chad Lowe Goes W Thought for Today One day we must come to that peace is not merely a distant goal we that it ill means by which we arrive at mat goal We must peaceful ends through peaceful Luther King Jr   

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