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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 O HeraldZeitung o Tuesday June Opinion talk with Managing gditor Margaret tdrnonson about the ppinion page call 625 9144 Ext 220 r a I d Z i t u n g Q UO T A B L E Art is on the side of the For if art is freedom of the spirit how can it exist within the oppressors Nadine Gordimer South African author E D I T O R I A L Spend Thursday nights at Landa Park concerts New Braunfels has a jewel in Landa Park and there is no better setting for the Miller Genuine Draft Concerts in the Park Every Thursday at the Landa Park Band Shell the Concerts in the Park series provides quality entertainment where families can come with picnics and drinks and enjoy the music Last week local recording artist and songwriter Matt Toon performed for the first concert in the 13th annual concert series Organizers encourage music lovers to bring their lawn chairs blankets and picnics for this weekly event Admission is free and the park is a beautiful location for enjoying live entertainment If you are looking for great and fun things to do with your children or if you are just wanting to get away from the television besides most stations are showing get yourself to Landa Park on Thursday nights The concerts begin at This week look for rockgroup Painted Pony The concerts come to New Braunfels and Comal County residents through the sponsorships of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department Miller Genuine Draft Gaynes Productions FM Radio New Braunfels BugOMeister Pest Control The Music Source TCI Cablevision and the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung We in New Braunfels and Comal County are fortunate to live and work in a community where businesses like these are willing to give us and our families such cultural opportunities The least we can do is get out there and take advantage of them Todays editorial was written by HeraldZeitung Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson Write us Opinion Online contact 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 NBHZeitung@AOL.com 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 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 anj article that is 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 Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher Ext Toney Managing Editor Ext Edmonson 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 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 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts hy 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 POSTMASTKR Send address changes to the NewBraunJels HeraldZeitung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Hutchison Gramm up ante for welfare waiver Often in the course of a poker game it becomes necessary to call another players bluff It seems that Congress has reached the stage in the welfare reform debate where a little bluffcalling is in order For 11 months the Clinton admin istration has refused to grant Texas a welfare waiver holding the cards close to its vest and revealing little infor mation One only surmise that the administration hought Texas would fold But this otesident doesnt know how we Texans play poker Rather than fold we have upped the ante On May 22 Senator Phil Gramm and I introduced legislation to give states the right to make the process of determining social services eligibility more efficient In October 1996 Congress enacted and the President signed into law land mark legislation billed as a plan to end welfare as we know Con gress intent which the Presi dent endorsed throughout the entire debate was to allow states to set up more effec tive accessible well are systems Congress asked the states to do a job and Texas was quick off the mark to comply State officials requested a waiver from the Department of Health and Human Services that would permit us to establish partnerships to run onestop eligibility centers for welfare food stamp and Medicaid claims What the state formally Kay Bailey Hutchison requested was permission to take bids on such services This sat on the Presidents desk for five months The plan which goes by the acronym TIES for Texas Integrated Enrollment Services would consoli date 20 separate application processes for public assistance State officials estimate TIES will save Texas tax payers at least million a year in administrative overhead With those savings the state intended to provide health care coverage to an additional needy Texas children The current conflict over welfare reform between Texas and the federal government is simple Congress gave states the authority to experiment to run their systems more efficiently Texas did just that and federal big government said Welfare as we know it remains the same wasteful mess that it was the day the welfare reform bill was signed thanks to the administrations refusal to let Texas play the hand Con gress dealt it I have arrived at the reluctant con clusion that the only way to rectify this situation is to pass a law that will allow Texans to run Texas welfare system Congress clear intent in the 1996 welfare reform bill was to give states the flexibility to design welfare systems best suited to their own needs Congress will have to call the exec utive branchs bluff The administra tion can honor the law and allow plans such as the TIES proposal to go for ward unimpeded But if the adminis tration is going to thwart the law of the land Congress must act No other out come is in the cards Kay Bailey Hutchison is a sen ator representing sow Letter to the Editor Writeem Nowotny staff taught players positive traits Editor We are writing in reply to the Heralds coverage of the entire CHS hazing As former foot ball players at we participated in Coach Nowotnys football program from his first year at Canyon until Brette graduated last year We feel that someone should set the record straight Coach Nowotny and his staff have been a blessing to both the school and the players from day one Not only have they won football games but they have taught countless players the values of hard work dis cipline confidence and numerous other positive traits that any student from competitive athletics You cannot count the number of boys who have developed into line j ng men under the watchful and always caring eyes of Coach Nowotny and his staff They may not have always been perfect but every one of those coaches has given percent to every kid that has gone out to play It is id to see such a fine group of men being attacked by a small group of nonsupportive players and parents As college athletes we can attest that some form of initiation exists at eveiy level of team sport From middle school to the NFL younger players are required to sing songs carry lunch trays and perform other menial activities to show respect to older players and to earn their own respect There is no doubt this can go too far Coach Nowotny is an honest Christian man who runs his program with as much discipline as is possible with todays kids There is no doubt that if he had known of any wrong doing he would have put a stop to it immediately We dont care what any play ers may have said to protect themselves the coach ing staff did not knowingly allow hazing in the pro gram As for similar actions being tradition well that is totally untrue We were there and it was not tra dition for any of the six years that we were in the pro gram We have many friends that played for Coach Nowotny and there are many voices that agree that CISD has made a huge mistake Unfortunately the loss of Coach Nowotny also spells the loss of some of his assistants We are sad to see the end of such a fine group of coaches who have changed so many young men for the better Whoever replaces them has big shoes to fill Thanks to Coach Nowotny Coach Burk Coach Kosser Coach Miller Coach Bueno Coach Behrend Coach Everett Coach Falan and any that we may have forgotten to name who helped to make us what we are today You guys will always be remembered fondly by the real Cougars Chip Fairish and Brette nrisli Ganrn Ridge Senate Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison 283 Russell Senate Office Wash ington 20510 Phone 202 2245922 FAX 2022240776 Local Office 8023 Vantage Drive Suite 460 San Antonio TX 78230 Phone 2103402885 Sen Phil Gramm 370 Russell Senate Office Washington Phone 2022242934 FAX 2022282856 Local Office 404 E Ramsey Suite 200 San Antonio TX 78216 Phone 2103669494 FAX 2103662016 House Rep Lamar Smith 21st Congres sional 2443 Rayburn House Office Washington 20515 Phone 2022254236 Local Office 1100 NE Loop 410 Suite 640 San Antonio TX 78209 Phone 2108215024 FAX 2108215947 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday June 3 the 154th day of 1997 There are 211 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On June Pope John XXI II died at the age of 81 ending a papacy marked by innovative reforms in the Roman Catholic Church He was succeeded by Pope Paul VI On this date In 1621 the Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands now known as New York In 1808 Jefferson Davis the first and only president of the Con federacy was born in Christian County Ky In 1888 the poem Casey at the by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in the San Fran cisco Daily Examiner In 1937 the Duke of Windsor who had abdicated the British throne mar ried Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts France in 1948 the 200inch reflecting telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedi cated In 1965 astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space during the flight of Gemini 4 In 1981 Pope John Paul II left a Rome hospital and returned to the Vatican three weeks after the attempt on his life In 1983 Gordon Kahl a militant tax protester wanted in the slayings of two marshals in North Dakota was killed in a gun battle with law enforcement officials near Smithville Ark In 1989 Irans spiritual leader Aya tollah Ruhollah Khomeini died Ten years ago President Reagan arrived in Italy to prepare for a sum mit of major industrialized democ racies the 13th such gathering of world leaders Five years ago Undeclared presi dential candidate Ross Perot announced hed hired Hamilton Jor dan and Edward Rollins to help steer his campaign Democrat Bill Clin ton appeared on The Arsenio Hall One year ago The FBI pulled the plug on electricity at the Freemen ranch in Montana in an attempt to persuade the occupants to negotiate anend to the 71dayold standoff During joint war games in the Pacif ic a Japanese destroyer mistakenly shot down an American attack plane two Navy aviators ejected safely Todays Birthdays Actress Ellen Corby Waltons is 86 Actor Tony Curtis is 72 Musician Boots Randolph is 70 TV producer Chuck Barris is 68 Musician Curtis May field is 55 Rock singer Ian Hunter Mott The Hoople is 51 Rock musi cian John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin is 51 Singer Suzi Quatro is 47 Singer Deniece Williams is 46 Rock musi cian Billy Powell Lynyrd Skynyrd is 45 Singer Dan Hill is 43 Actor Scott Valentine is 39 Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernan dez No Mercy are 26 Thought for Today I do believe one ought to face facts If you dont they get behind you and may become terrors nightmares giants horrors As long as one faces them one is top Katherine Mansfield New Zealander author   

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