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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                IO Thursday May Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about the Opinion page call 6259144 Ext 220 H e r a I d Z e i t u n g 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 QUOTABLE Reading is important read between the lines Dont swallow Gwendolyn Brooks poet c 1975 New leaders lack vision conviction t I T O A L Search for a cure Lubeathon offers chance to help in fight against cancer Cancer is something that has touched nearly every ones life at one time or another Whether personally or through a close friend or family member it is a disease that knows no age boundaries and crosses all socioeconomic lines The American Cancer Society has been fighting the disease since 1914 Since 1950 the organization has raised billion to fund research for a possible cure Saturday you can do your part to help Bradzoil on Mission Drive is conducting a Lubeathon from 8 to 5 The Bradfute family is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the Lubeathon to the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society Last year the event raised more that to help aid the fight against cancer The Lubeathon offers area residents a chance to help the ACS while having a necessary and routine maintenance service performed on their vehicle With continued vigilance perhaps one day cancer will join the ranks of polio and other diseases that medical science has all but eliminated as threats to the general population Researches continue to look for a cure Lets do our part to help Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Micah Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue Hie 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to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the pre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 HeraldZeituitg 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 II on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 The day after Labours wipeout of the Conservative Party in the British elections 1 called my friend Harvey Thomas a longtime Conservative offi cial and former advisor to Margaret Thatcher He had left the country Call forwarding transferred me from his office outside London to his car which was racing down Germanys Auto bahn at 90 miles per Its his wifes birthday and he is treating her to a short vacation What a relief I thought he might have left England in despair Without a leader Michael Portillo the favored candidate to replace John Major lost his parliamentary and without much of a voice in the House of Commons now under virtual Labour occupation Harvey believes the only direction in which the Tories can move is to the right of Labours new moder atetoconservative image on fiscal and social issues Prime Minister Tony Blairs first pledge is to end welfare as the British have known it Sound famil iar Harvey says a concern as big as his partys crushing defeat is that Britain and the United States have moved from visionary leadership to managerial lead ership There is no longer dogma but a desire simply to manage the existing state of affairs in a better he tells Cal Thomas me Hes right With all of the Republican pos turing about a supposed bal anced budget deal with the Clinton Administration net a single Cabi net agency will be eliminated Twice last year Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged to me that at a minimum the Commerce Department would be closed and possibly Energy as well They remain Now Republicans speak of cutting the size of government incre mentally which may ultimately work but hardly inspires Inspiration and per spiration are what drives parties to power and maintains them in power Britains Conservatives ran out of both and Americas Republicans appear to be running on fumes But back to my speeding friends contention that our respective coun tries lack men and women with real convictions who move rather than are moved by the polls In his brief mes sage to the nation from the steps of 10 Downing Street the new Prime Min ister suggested that the election results indicate the British have decided to put social cohesion before individual ism The danger in that view is that government soon begins to see itself as the keeper of social order defined by government and imposed from indi viduals who are required to subsume their individualism to the perceived good of the state If that sounds like socialism it is We used to love strong leaders or at least appreciate their convictions and knowing what they stood for Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher changed their respective nations as did Franklin Roosevelt and Winston To watch Thatcher take on the opposition during question time in the House of Commons was an awe some experience It was like watch ing a heavyweight boxing match as Thatcher frequently pounded into sub mission the Labour lackey of the moment by the force of her arguments and the power of her deeply held con victions The Tories ouster of Thatcher for a kindergentler John Major ensured that once the momentum of Thatch erism had run its course in the public mind and Major exposed himself as a political eunuch all Labour had to do was present a candidate who appeared to have convictions and a unified part behind him without the extremes of the past and Labour would return to pow er Thatcherism lives on in England even as Reganism lives on in America People are tired of paying everhigher taxes and working harder to subsidize big government But both England and America now have managerial lead ers when each could use a leader with real convictions and honest vision about where the country should go Perhaps Tony Blair wont be the English version of Bill Clinton though every sign indicates he will including the employment of former White House aide George Stephanopolous as an advisor to his campaign After four plus years we know that Clintons vision extends no further than his polling arm and stonewalling the mounting number of investigations into his corrupt administration The Tories still havent found a suitable replace ment for Thatcher The Republicans cant find an ideological heir to Rea gan Both countries are likely to be facing a long period of being man aged rather than being led Cal Thomas is a nationally syndi cated March for Jesus promotes positive message of unity This Saturday our city will host a regionwide gathering of Christians that promises to be the most culturally and denominationally diverse that our city has ever witnessed You would think so distinguished a gathering would demand a large hall to be contracted and the time spent in theological discussion and debate con cerning many worthwhile topics But that is not the plan Instead we are going to have a parade A parade Thats right And every one is invited to march in the parade in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ It is a March for Through the streets of New Braun fels and finally gathering at the down town Gazebo the March for Jesus promises to be an event that will truly celebrate Jesus Our march will join with thousands of others just like it in large cities and small towns all over the world In Brazil as many as 3 million people will take to the streets through out the nation In India a total of are expected on the streets of nine cities The King of Tonga and the Dennis Gallaher royal family will again march with others on that small Pacific Island Begun in 1987 in England the annual parade has found a place in mainstream Chris tianity because of the positive and uplifting message it brings The March for you see is not against any thing It is not a protest It is not political It is not slanted to a doctrinal issue It is not evangelical fundamental denominational or liturgical It is not Catholic or Protestant The March for Jesus is simply Chris tian and it seeks to do only one thing celebrate Jesus Who could complain about that Christians have been trying to find common ground to gather on for cen turies It doesnt take long to discover the differences between church groups even when they go by the same last name Diversity soon becomes divi sion in too many cases to be sure So what is the cure What can be done to pull the walls and join hands For years people have tried to find the lowest common denominator to agree on and have sacrificed tme uni ty as a result Instead Christians need to return to the only One who can bring unity Jesus is still the answer to our healing He is the One we must follow No better demonstration could be giv en than joining together in celebration on the streets of our city In other words lets get together and celebrate instead of disagree This years March for Jesus will again gather at the parking lot of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 386 N Castell St at nine oclock and con clude at the center of town for a Prayer Rally The parade is an easy 45minute walk and everyone is encouraged to join in and celebrate No spectators all participants Bring balloons banners streamers and especially kids to celebrate with us This is an opportunity for everyone to lift up Jesus in our city so dont miss out One final thought One of the most wonderful things about the March for Jesus is that it removes the walls of the church and becomes a wonderful time of sharing our love for God and one another We are marching for an audience of One without the pressure to perform protect or pretend to be some thing other than what we are All of us no matter what church we go to are simply Gods children What better way to display that to God than to sim ply get together and celebrate Come and join with us wont you The only agenda is to exalt Jesus Dennis Gallaher is pastor of Free dom Fellowship Church in New Today in History The Associated Press Today is Thursday May 15 the 135th day of 1997 There are 230 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On May 15 1972 George C Walr lace was shot by Arthur Bremer while campaigning for the Democratic pres idential nomination in Laurel Md He was left paralyzed On this date In 1602 Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold In 1886 poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst Mass 3n 1911 the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Com pany ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act In 1918 airmail began service between Washington Philadelphia and New York In 1930 Ellen Church the first air line stewardess went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne Wyo In 1940 nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States In 1942 gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states limiting sales to 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehi cles In 1948 hours after declaring its independence the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan Egypt Syria Iraq and Lebanon In 1963 astronaut L Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program In 1970 Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green two black students at Jackson State University in Mississip pi were killed police opened fire during student protests Ten years ago President Reagan told a gathering of outoftown reporters at the While House he did not consider himself mortally wound ed by the IranContra affair The president got to relive his radio announcer days when he complied with a reporters request to read a promo for Nashville station Five years ago A judge in Los Angeles ordered police officer Lau rence Powell retried on a charge of excessive force in the beating of Rod ney King The charge was eventually One year ago Republican presi dential candidate Bob Dole announced he was leaving the Senate after 27 yean to challenge President Clinton full time Todays Birthdays Actress Con stance Cummings is 87 Singer Eddy Arnold is 79 Playwright Anthony Shaffer is 71 Playwright Peter Shaffer is 71 Playwright Paul Zindel is 61 Actresssinger Anna Maria Alberghet ti is 61 Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 61 Singer Trini Lopez is 60 Singer Lenny Welch is 59 Actress singer Lainie Kazan is 57 Country singer Oslin is 55 Singersong writer Brian Eno is 49 Actor Chazz Palminteri is 46 Baseball player George Brett is 44 Actor Lee Horsley is 42 Singerrapper Prince Be PM Dawn is 27 Actor David Charvet is 25 Olymic gold medal gymnast Amy Chow is 19 Thought for Today Faults are thick where love is Danish proverb   

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