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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A Q HeraldZeitung g Friday May Opinion 1 To talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about the Opinion page call 6259144 Ext 220 I d Z e i t u n g QUOTABLE Efforts at newsroom diversity seem not to have reached the drawing tables of the journalists who create the images that dominate the editorial Richard Prince journalist 1996 EDITORIAL Kudos Kudos is a regular feature of the Herald Zeitung in which readers can recognize the work or support of individuals and organiza tions in the community Send your Kudos to HeraldZeitung New Braunfels TX78130 or fax them to 210 The fifth annual Swap Meet and Car Show of New Braunfels held April 19 and 20 was the most successful of all This joint effort of the New Braunfels Car Club and the Wednesday Rotary Club hosted 568 vendors and 111 owners of meticulously maintained and beautified automobiles of many makes models and vintages Founded by Dr Fred Willard and Barney and Louise Calvert the meet and show filled the fairgrounds to capacity both days Participants came from Texas Louisiana Oklahoma New Mexico Colorado Arkansas and Missouri to sell swap and show Visitors filled avail able parking by midday both days New Braunfels can add another significant drawing card to its list of attractions Don Kennady New Braunfels All too often we hear of cases where the squeaky wheel gets the How many times does the act of kindness get applauded probably not often enough Well I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Jim Middleton chief administrator of the Comal County Jail for taking time out of his busy schedule April 25 to talk to us and go above and beyond to help us He was very kind and understanding thus making our difficult task a little easier We just would like to say thanks for helping and making a difficult task end on a brighter note Kay Carnes andSharyn Gas fall San Antonio 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to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the pre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 Toney Managing Editor Ext Boyd Marketing Director Ext Borchardt 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 78131 1328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carriezjdeiivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six moiiths 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 HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 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 Opinion The love that shared my life Mothers Day this year will be the first I have spent without my mother who died April 24 at the age of 84 When Andrew Jacksons mother died he wrote There never was a woman like her She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness The memory of my mother and her teach ings were after all the only capital I had to start life with and on that capi tal I have made my The same could be said of my mother Mothers today are regarded at least by popular culture as more biological beings than builders or sustainers of homes My mother had not worked as an employee for six decades but the obituary writer in one newspaper called her a secretary because she briefly held such a job in the 1930s before meeting and marrying my dad Why isnt making a home more highly regarded She made our home and as a friend said she expressed a love that shaped my life Mom and 1 kept the home fires burning while Dad was away during World War II Like many fam ilies we gave him something to look Cal Thomas forward to when he came home Unlike some we were fortunate that he did come home Before career women hogged the spotlight and eclipsed home makers before radical feminism reduced men to wimps and reduced women to equality with men not to be confused with equal pay equal treatment and before daycare centers and twoincome fam ilies some of necessity others to main tain the pace of conspicuous con before nofault divorce before Cosmopolitan magazines pre occupation with orgasms and affairs as the supposed primary concern of all women before all this there was a certain type of woman known as a Lady My mother was a Lady She wasnt stuckup as are the ladies who lunch in Stephen Sond heims song Her doctor called her which is exactly right It means she had dignity acquired through a good upbringing modeled by her parents and enhanced by a phi losophy and later a faith she voluntar ily practiced through much of her adult life There were rules of conduct then It was widely believed they should be followed to produce the happiest pos sible life Though some women did not follow them or some men the culture mostly affirmed them Like democracy they were considered bet ter than anything else that had been tried Such love and rules were passed on to me by a woman who was married to one man for 46 years Mom was a great encourager calling herself in a note to me your biggest She read every column and pro nounced them all She would not have been a good editor I am blessed to have no regrets about our relationship I told her in word and deed how much I loved her and what she meant to me She taught me some thing about love My younger brother is mentally retarded and she heaped an equal amount of love on him not regarding him as less valuable because he was less perfect or less accom plished than me So much for those who believe the length of a resume is more important than the size of a heart The character who is the Angel of Death on the popular CBS show Touched by an has said that while death is nothing to fear it is something to prepare Mom was prepared to meet her God and I give her back to Him with regret for losing her for a time but rejoice that she is in the presence of my father her father and our Father No life could be more appreciated No life has shaped mine more than hers And as Lewis is reported to have said to a friend of mine Christians never have to say Thank you Barbara Elizabeth Thomas and thank you God for her and for giving her the peace and joy for which all of us yearn Cal Thomas is a nationally syndi cated ECONOMY Writeem Senate Sen Kay Bailey Hutchi son 283 Russell Senate Office Washington 20510 Phone 202 2245922 FAX 202224 0776 Local Office 8023 Vantage Drive Suite 460 San Antonio TX 782oO Sen Phil Gramm 370 Russell Senate Office Washington Phone 2022242934 FAX 202 2282856 Local Office 404 E Ramsey Suite 200 San Antonio TX 78216 Phone 2103669494 FAX 210 3662016 House Rep Lamar Smith 21 st Congressional 2443 Rayburn House Office Washington 20515 4236 Local Office 1100 NE Loop 410 Suite 640 San Antonio TX 78209 Phone 2108215024 FAX 210 8215947 28th Congressional Dis trict 323 Cannon House Office Washington 20515 Phone 202 2251640 State of Texas Gov George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 2000 Atty General Dan Morales Box 12548 Austin TX 78711 Phone 5124632100 Sen Jeff Wentworth Dist 25 Box 12068 Capitol Station Austin TX 78711 2068 Phone 512463 0126 Local Office 1250 NE Loop 410 Suite 425 San Antonio TX 78209 Phone 2108267800 Sen Judith Zaffarini Dist Box 12068 Capi tol Station Austin TX 78711 Phone 512463 0121 Laredo Office 210 7222293 Rep Edmund Kuempel Dist 523 E Donegan No 78155 0602 37989732 Today in History The Associated Press Today is Friday May 9 the 129th day of 1997 There are 236 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On May 9 1754 the first American newspaper cartoon was published The illustration in Benjamin Franklins Pennsylvania Gazette showed a snake cut into sections each part representing an American colony the caption read Join or On this date In 1502 Christopher Columbus left Cadiz Spain on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere In 1926 Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to make an airplane flight over the North Pole In 1936 Italy annexed Ethiopia as Benito Mussolini celebrated in Rome In 1945 officials announced that the midnight entertainment cur few was being lifted immediately In 1961 in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters Federal Communications Commission chair man Newton N Minow condemned television programming as a vast In 1978 the bulletriddled body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro whod been abducted by the Red Brigades was found in an auto mobile in the center of Rome In 1980 35 motorists were killed when a Liberian freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida causing a section of the bridge to collapse In 1994 South Africas newly elect ed parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the countrys first black president Ten years ago All 183 people aboard a Polish jetliner were killed when the plane bound for New York crashed and burned in Warsaw after the pilot attempted an emergency return Five years ago President Bush back in Washington after a visit to riottorn Los Angeles promised in a radio speech that he would work with the Democratcontrolled Congress on pro posals to help American cities One year ago In dramatic video tes timony to a hushed courtroom in Little Rock President Clinton insist ed he had nothing to do with a loan at the heart of the crim inal case against his former Whitewa ter partners Todays Birthdays CBS News cor respondent Mike Wallace is 79 Acrressturnedpolitician Glenda Jack son is 61 Musician Sonny Curtis Bud dy Holly and the Crickets is 60 Singer Tommy Roe is 55 Actress Candice Bergen is 51 Singer Billy Joel is 48 Singer Dave Gahan Depeche Mode 35 Thought for Today It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself sur Dorothy Thompson Amer ican journalist and author   

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