Friday, March 28, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 4A n HeraldZeltuna a Friday March I Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Micah Bpyd about the Opinion page call 6259144 Ext 220 QUOTAS I do not remember a time when the press was as negative as it I am now enjoying the best press of my life And its because I am attacking people and being Barney Frank representative 1996 D I T O R I A Kudos Kudos is a regular feature of the Herald Zeitung in which readers can recognize the work or support of individuals and organizations in the community Send your Kudos to HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 or fax them to 210 The Community Council of South Central Texas Head Start program would like to take this opportunity to thank the good people and com munity organizations who so generously support ed our Campbells Labels for Education drive We have just completed our campaign and the total number of labels redeemed was labels lids and UPC proofs of purchase The drive proved to be very successful thanks to your help Items to be received include a microscope and projector microphones 9inch desk globes rub ber balls and lots of activity books The drive was so successful that we have decid ed to continue the drive into the 9798 school year and our goal is to double the almost labels obtained this year If you would like to help support this drive for the next year please call Bambi Simpson Parent Service coordinator at 210 3798110 for infor mation and a product list Words on paper cannot express the heartfelt gratitude of the Head Start staff and children for all of the support we received To our many friends thanks again we could not have done it without your support Head Start staff and children Community Council of South Texas Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfela Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that ia mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfela HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher Ext Toney Managing Editor Ext Boyd Classified Advertising Manager Ext Reininger 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 NewBnwifels lleraMZeltiing USPS 377880 707 Unda St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by iho New Bnuatfels HeraMAtitunjs in New Uraunfels Texas Camer delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by comer 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 am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by II am on Sunday PosiviAsm Send address changes to the New limunfels Drow cr311328 New Bnunfeli Tx 781311328 Opinion 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 Church musicians make a joyful noise Some people remember their Easters by the sermons by the new clothes they wore or even by the wedther Church choir members remember theirs by the music J the Cincinnati Easter when a junior high musician sang her first Hallelujah Chorus the Knoxville Easter when a woman played the cello in church for the Hal lelujah Chorus and was glad she wasnt playing a wind instrument or singing because the musics spirit put a lump in her throat and tears in her eyes the New Braunfels Good Friday ser vice when the musics sorrow made the singer think of all the sorrowshe had ever felt or heard of And the cpm fort in that musics beauty made her feel the presence of God as surely as she ever had That musician has sung in churches in seven states Each state has been unique and each church The church musician fondly remembers the choir directors and accompanists The Kentucky choir director was one of the most awesome musicians the conservatorytrained singer had ever met Every rehearsal was a lesson at the feet of a master The Knoxville choir director not such an accom plished musician taught the singer that church music and conservatory music arc not the same Conserva tory music is an art and a craft and work Conserva tory musicians compete Church music is a spiritual journey and a spiritual offering and should not be thought of as a perfor That was a lesson for which the singer will always be grateful The Knoxville accompanist played the organ and the piano with virtuosi ty but he also played with a joy and a passion that were direct expressions of his faith and his love of life His playing was as eloquent as any ser mon The towns and the churches may be Susan Flynt England different but the choirs themselves are much the same The choir members are the ones who seem to have the most fun in church Theyre the ones most likely to show their true personalities at church not just their clcanedup Sundaybest per sonas Somehow the church feels more like home to them Theyre the ones most apt to cry with each other laugh with each other and hug each other in church The New Braunfels choir director says some people live their faith by making music According to An Encyclopedia of Quotations about edited by Nat Shapiro he is in good company How greatly did I weep in thy hymns and canticles deeply moved by the voices of thy sweetspeaking church The voices flowed into mine ears and the truth was poured forth into my heart whence the agitation of my piety overflowed and my tears ran over and blessed was I St Augustine Music and religion are as intimate ly related as poetry and love the deep est emotions require for their civilized expression the most emotional of the Will Durant To some of us the thought of God is like a sort of quiet music played in the background of the William James I have no pleasure in any man who despises music It is no invention of ours it is the gift of Martin Luther God hath men who enter Paradise through their flutes and Mohammed The Church knew what the Psalmist knew Music praises God Music is well or better able to praise Him than the building of the church and all its decoration it is the Churchs greatest Igor Stravinsky All true and deeply felt music whether secular or sacred has its home on the heights where art and religion Albert Schweitzer Susan Flynt England is a colum nist for the KEEP IT DOWN WILLYA NEWTY Its time to send fire ants packing Just thinking about fire vicious stinging insect pests that have colonized Texas back yards pastures and Little League kids is enough to make your skin crawl This pest goes after animals peo ple plants and even electrical dc vices indiscriminately It has been known to destroy air conditioning unitsl And worst of all according to the Texas Department of Health there were 11 fire antrelated deaths reported in Texas from 1980 through 1995 Texas cattle producers alone sus tained million of losses due fire ants last year while homeowners spent more than million trying to rid their lawns gardens and houses of this attack ont with an attitude All told fire ants cost Texans million annually in pesticides agricul Kay Bailey Hutchison tural losses med ical bills and util ity problems Nor is there any sign of a reprieve The fire ant population has been pushing steadily west ward now infest ing 156 of our slates 254 coun ties Neither record heat nor cold seems to fuze them Texas now is home to more lire ants than their native Brazil This uninvited guest which arrived here by way of South America in the 1950s needs to be sent packing before it spoils any more picnics Given that the fire ant has no natural predators in Texas it is up to us humans to turn back the insect tide The countless Texans affected by this plague need both shortterm relief and help in finding a longterm solution to the fire ant problem I am cospon soring a bill that would set up a nation al research and management strategy to address both those needs The legislation would Establish a National Advisory Board on fire ant control management and eradication Provide an initial threeyear grant of I million per year to fund four eradication proposals as selected by the board Authorize the board to evaluate and select one of the projects as the basis of a national eradication plan We hope to establish this program in cooperation with the State of Texas which has its own eradication cam paign in the works One Texas legislator has proposed a bill to spend million a year in state funds on fire ant research Fire ant control if not eradica tion will require a coordinated approach Isolated programs will only send colonies to adjacent areas The state and federal government programs must work together But beat fire ants we will and must While not quite the stuff of science fiction movies theyre nasty never theless Kay Bailey Hutchison is a sen atorfor Today in History The Associated Press Today is Good Friday March 28 the 87th day of 1997 There days left in the year Todays Highlight In History On March 28 1979 Americas worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Mid dletown Pa On this date In 1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine In 1834 the Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States j In 1854 during the Crimean War Britain and France declared war on Russia In 1896 the opera Andrea Che by Umberto Giordano premiered in Milan Italy In 1930 the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara In 1939 the Spanish Civil War end ed as Madrid fell to the forces of Fran cisco Franco In 1941 novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died in Lewes England In 1942 during World War II British naval forces raided the Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire In 1943 composer Sergei Rach maninoff died in Beverly Hills Calif In 1969 the 34th president of the United States Dwight D Eisenhower died in Washington at age 78 In 1982 voters in El Salvador went to the polls for a constituent assembly election that resulted in victory for the Christian Democrats led by President Jose Napoleon Duarte Ten ago Maria yon Trapp whose life inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of died in MorrisviHe at age 82 Five ago Democrats Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed over Browns flattax proposal charging the plan would hurt the poor and Brown accusing Clinton of invent ing another big One year ngoj Congress passed the lineitem veto giving the president power to cut government spending by scrapping specific programs Tin space shuttle Atlantis astronauts said goodbye to the crew of ipjiet station Mir and then flew away leaving Shan non Ujcjd behind for a stay inerWt Today1 Birthdays Actor Dirk Bogarde is 76 Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzeanski is 69 Sea Frank Murkows ki RAlaska is 64 Country musician Charlie McCoy is 56 Actress Con chata Ferrell is 54 Actor Ken Howard is 53 Actress Dianne Wiest is 49 Rhythmandblues musician Milan Williams TheCommodores is 49 Country singer Reba McEniire is 42 Rapper Salt SaltNPepa is 28 Rap per Mr Cheeks Ust Boyz is 26 Thought fur Todays Humanitari anism needs no Unless we feel it toward all men without excep tion shall lost the chief redeeming force in human Ralph Barton Perry American author and educator