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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 4A Q HefQldZeltung g Wednesday April Opinion talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about the Opinion page call 6259144 Ext 220 r a I d Z e i t u n g QUOTABLE The business end of the new media offers opportunities for ownership advertisers and subscribers With diversity can come innovative ideas of ways to a multi cultural society at a price that makes sense to both corporations and Felix F Gutierrez The Freedom Forum 1996 D I T O R I A L Be watchful of words Flippant remarks from even the best of folks can be misinterpreted Fuzzy Zoeller got himself into a little hot water with his offthecuff remarks after Tiger Woods impressive performance at the Masters If fact Zoellers comments on what he hoped Woods wouldnt serve at next years champions dinner ignited a storm of controversy and raised the flag of racism Zoeller has apologized for the remarks and made the statement that his phrase was meant in jest His apology and explanation seem sincere It is a longstanding tradition at the Masters that the previous years winner provide dinner for past champions It is also a longstanding tradition that therpast champions complain and rib the newest member of their exclusive club about his offer ings Racism and bigotry should never be tolerated There is no room in our society for ignorance But we must also not jump to the conclusion that a comment is racist or hateful Sometimes the old lions are simply reminding the new ones of who made it all possible Today s editorial was written by HeraldZeitung Managing Editor Micah 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to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the pre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 HeraldZeituns Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 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 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 781311328 Periodical postage paid by the Braunfels HeraldZeitwig 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 POSTMAS TER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungs address is NBHZeitung@AOL.com Choices we make determine life we live People can be divided into four groups Psychotic individuals are out of touch with reality They halluci nate see hear feel or smell things that arent there and they have delu sions false beliefs Normal people have the capacity to love to find pleasurable work and to enjoy recreation without guilt All of us have hidden shames doubt guilt frustration worries anger to a certain degree but if our emotional conflicts do not impede our ability to love work and enjoy recreation we are about as normal as we can hope to be Neurotic people tend to base their selfworth on the opinions of others they try to please people all the time they have a difficult time saying No and because they tend to take on more tasks than they can effectively com plete they gravitate toward burnout and overwork syndromes Those with character personality disorders blame others for their prob lems make excuses and fail to accept responsibility for their own behavior They attribute their problems to their mother or father wife or husband teacher or boss Its all my parents fault They gave me bad My teacher doesnt understand My boss doesnt like My friends ignore They dont get sick They make other people sick The blame game Its a losing game John Ingram Walker Estimates indi cate that about 20 percent of our population have a character disor der The 79 per cent of us who are normal or neurot ic spend 80 per cent of our time trying to fix those with char acter disorders The I percent who are psychotic dont care They are too preoccupied with their hallucinations and delusions to consider much else Those of us who tend to try to rescue others from their problems become trapped by a frustrating triangle of emotions rescuer persecutor vic tim Eventually rescuers become frus trated I did all this for him and hjs still a Frustration engenders anger and we begin to persecute with words or action Youll never amount to anything Im calling the Our guilt over our anger turns us to victims I feel so bad that I had you thrown in jail that I will sacrifice my own aspirations and take care of you Heres the secret for living a life as trouble free as possible The choices we make determine our success hap piness and health No one else can take credit or blame for the way we live or the way we feel We are responsi ble And for all of us neurotic rescuers out there We are not responsible for the success happiness and health of others Each of us is accountable to do the best we can to live a productive significant life At the same time we must let go of what we cant control Theres an old East Texas proverb that says Dont try to teach a pig to sing It will irritate the pig and frustrate That aphorism works for people as well as it works for pigs Responsible action reflects proper choices And proper choices come from loving ourselves Healthy self love means accepting our shortcom ings while taking the responsibility to develop our talents We arent both ered by what we dont have Instead we appreciate and magnify what we do have Taking responsibility means ridding ourselves of caution and timidity caused by fear of failure A flash of enthusiasm an excitement for life and an honest acceptance of ourselves attracts people to us When we love we honor our com mitments to ourselves and others We help our loved ones grow emotionally intellectually and spiritually We serve but dont sacrifice our wellbeing by masochistically rescuing others We encourage but we dont persecute when others fail to heed our helpful words We bring joy to those we love but we dont attempt to make them happy by giving them everything they want The more we give the more they Accepting responsibility for our lives requires continual selfexamina tion Every time we make a choice we would do well to ask ourselves Am I making this choice so that I can grow intellectually emotionally or spiritu ally and will this choice help my loved ones grow intellectually emotionally or spiritually If we cant answer affirmatively the choice most likely is wrong Taking responsibility for our lives brings happiness and joy Happiness depends on happenings and responsible living will certainly produce many good happenings in our lives Joy a longer lasting emotion comes from the quiet confident assurance that all things work for good when we take responsibility for our actions and feel ings John Ingram Walker writes a weekly column for the Herald State of Texas Gov George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 Arty General Dan Morales Box 12548 Austin TX 78711 Phone 512 4632100 Lets work together to keep New Braunfels Beauty Spot of Texas By SUSAN and FRANK PANEBIANCO JOAN and DAVID STINCHCOMB and JACQUELIN WERSTERFER Special to the HeraldZeitung As a Chamber of Commerce brochure proclaims There is no oth er place in the state that can boast of such an abundance of natural We want to preserve this beauty which not only makes living here a pleasure but also helps attract tourists new busi nesses and new residents The canyons and arroyos of New Braunfels are irreplaceable assets that add value to all developments and to the community as a whole In order to continue to grow and prosper we need to preserve the natural assets of our community Its time to pass an ordi nance to preserve their beauty both for ourselves and for future generations We are entering a period of rapid growth and development Lets not allow the reputation of New Braun fels as The Beauty Spot of Texas to fall away just because we have not been smart in the ways we develop and grow as a city Lets work togeth er to keep New Braunfels special so that our community and its citizens can continue to prosper Keeping New Braunfels beautiful by preserving expanding and enhanc ing its green spaces is also a very smart way to develop our winter tourism and stimulate economic growth We have the ideal winter weather and we are ideally located in the Texas Hill Coun try for hiking and bicycling tourism If we expand our citys facilities for hik ing and bicycling by opening up new trails and parks we could add new revenue for our citys businesses Hotels could stay full more of the year including times of Restau rants could expand their winter busi ness New bicycle rental and outdoor equipment businesses could open Lets work toward getting ourselves included in magazine articles and books listing the best places to go for hiking and bicycling vacations the best places to go for family vacations the best places to bring a family to live the best places to retire The advertising value of having magazines and books include us in such lists is tremendous and such lists typically place high val ue on the number of parks and good hiking bicycling and running paths within a community Thus by enhanc ing the quality of life and attractiveness of our city through expanding the parks and greenery throughout the city we will be promoting economic growth as well Here are some ways to ensure that we keep our reputation as The Beau ty Spot of 1 The canyons and arroyos a large part of the beauty of New Braunfels are crucial to the continued desirabili ty of our city as a destination for tourists and a home for new business es and residents and they are irre placeable Lets pass an ordinance that ensures only lowdensity development along the sides of aroyos and canyons in order to preserve the beauty of such areas as preserves for birds and wildlife and as attractions for tourists Lets also ensure that new construction built along canyons and arroyos includes mature trees along the borders of the canyons and arroyos to cushion sound which is magnified and travels through canyons and arroyos and to preserve the natural beauty of these areas 2 Lets require that new develop ments and new businesses include green zones in their building plans Lets work to ensure that the appear ance of New Braunfels from the major highways reflects the beauty and uniqueness of New Braunfels instead of taking away from through land scaping ordinances and by working toward the creation of new parks 3 Lets work toward increasing the number of parks and designated green spaces throughout our city like Panther Canyon which is a wonderful asset to our Lets support plans such as the Rails to Trails project which will provide a new park for walkers bicy clers and joggers Now is the time of let your voices be heard There is a new Master Plan for the city of New Braunfels currently being developed This is a very impor tant document that will set out new guidelines for the future growth and development of our city Tell mem bers of the steering committee how you feel about preserving the beauty of New Braunfels Best of all Volunteer to serve on the citizen committees that will help create the new Master Plan Applications are available at the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave The deadline to apply is May 2 Write letters to the editor to the mayor to members of City Council to the city managers office to all the chambers of commerce to the Planning and Zoning Commission so that they can know how you feel Attend meet ings of the City Council and the Plan ning and Zoning Commission where decisions about the future of our city are being made Keep informed about what is happening in our city Lets all work together to keep New Braunfels the truly unique and beauti ful Hill Country city it is Lets be pro gressive in thinking about the future of our city Lets work together to pre serve our title as The Beauty Spot of Today in History The Associated Press Today is Wednesday April 23 the 113th day of 1997 There are 252 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History April 23 1564 is the generally accepted birthdate of the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare He died on the same date 52 years lat er On this date In 1348 King Edward III of Eng land established the Order of the Garter In 1616 the Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid The same day William Shakespeare died in StratfordonAvon England In 1789 Presidentelect Washington and his wife moved into the first exec utive mansion the Franklin House in New York In 1791 the 15th president of the United States James Buchanan was born in Franklin County Pa In 1896 the Vitascppe system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City In 1940 about 200 people died in a dancehall fire in Natchez Miss In 1954 Hank Aaron of the Mil waukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 majorleague home runs against the St Louis Cardinals The Braves won 75 In 1968 the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church In 1969 Sirhan Sirhan was sen tenced to death for assassinating New York Sen Robert F Kennedy The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment In 1985 the CocaCola Co announced it was changing the secret formula for Coke Negative public reaction forced the company to resume selling the original version Ten years ago 28 construction workers were killed when an apart ment complex being built in Bridge port collapsed Five years ago Fighting erupted in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo just hours after the warring parties signed a truce amid sniper fire McDonalds opened its first fastfood restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing One year ago A Bronx civilcourt jury ordered Bernhard Goetz to pay million to paralyzed Darrell Cabey one of four young men he shot on a subway car in 1984 A threenight auc tion of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis possessions began at Sothe bys in New York City with a bidding frenzy Todays Birthdays Actress Janet Blair is 76 Actressturneddiplomat Shirley Temple Black is 69 Actor David Birney is 58 Actor Lee Majors is 57 Actress Sandra Dee is 55 Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 50 Actress Joyce DeWitt is 48 Actress Judy Davis is 42 Actress Ian Hooks is 40 Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 37 Rock musician Gen Jesus Jones is 33 Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbrecht is 32 Thought for Today Be not afraid of greatness some are born great some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon from Act II Scene 5 of Twelfth by William Shakespeare
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