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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltung Q Friday July O 3A Mans secret taste for porn undermines his wifes trust Dear Abby Im writing in response to A Perplexed who twice surprised her 73yearold husband while he was watching pornographic movies I went through a similar experience with my ex husband who often stayed at home from work sick to watch these movtes When 1 first discovered he was sneaking them into our home 1 wasnt concerned about it I considered it his personal As time progressed however I realized these movies were taking the place of our sex life and were undermining my trust in him because he always watched them behind my back I later learned his hobby Texas Briefs By The Associated Press Compromise ends clash between farmers and highway officials WACO Texas AP A group of farmers and the Texas Department of Transportation have resolved a bitter dispute about what to do with crops that had been planted in the rightof way of a farm road outside Waco The compromise reached Thursday calls for the state to wait until next week to begin mowing along the road That will give the farmers time o harvest the portion of their crop that is in the rightofway The issue came to front earlier this week because of a relatively new DOT policy to mow a 30foot easement on the side of state roads for safety purposes Mowers have traditionally avoided crops that were planted too close to the road mowing contractor Davis said But DOT officials last week ordered each side of the road mowed Milk cartons half empty not half full Ferry says ByPEQQYRKAC Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Texans buying a gallon of milk at the grocery store have a 5050 chance of getting as much as they paid for and the odds are worse in school cafeterias Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry says Its just a sip here and a swallow there about an ounce short per gallon on average according to a random survey but it adds up If shortages found in 15 schools hold true statewide it would mean more than a million loss to the lunch program alone Perry said Thursday Thats the equivalent of more than 4 million half pints Were talking about more than just a drop in the old milk he said State officials are conducting training sessions for milk processors to try to ensure consumers arent shortchanged in the future If future spot checks find similar discrepancies processors could face civil penalties and fines Perry said Texas surveyed the 15 schools and four supermarkets in April and early May as part of a 20state study requested by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Agriculture Nationally more than 40 percent of the groups of packages inspected contained less than claimed on their labels according to the federal report Texas record on milk was worse There was nearly a 60 percent failure rate on school cafeteria inspections and 50 percent in supermarkets The state also found some failures in testing juice but it was not close to the level in milk containers Perry said While the states sample was tiny Perry said he believes it is accurate citing the similar findings nationwide Perry said Texas recently has adopted national measurement standards and part of the reason for the discrepancy could be stricter testing methods Susan Ruland of the Milk Industry Foundation in Washington whose members package about 85 percent the nations milk said the industry is working with federal and state officials on an education program extended to visiting booths with live female performers during his lunch breaks Our couple counselor had given us the same advice you gave perplexed that many people enjoy Watching pornographic movies and I should not make an issue of the conclusion 1 reached was that it was an issue when it began to interfere with our sex life and my trust ih him I dont think watching pornography is wrong I watch it from time to time with my current partner as part of a very satisfying sex life I do think thefact that Perplexeds husband watches these movies secretively indicates there may be cause for concern If she feels it takes away from her intimate relationship with her husband then its an issue they both should address and the sooner the better EXPERPLEXED IN FORT COLLINS COLO Dear ExPerplexed Thank you for an intelligent letter Although Perplexed did not indicate that her husband used pornography in the past to arouse himself the point you raise about his secrecy is an important one For a woman to find she has been shut out of a portion of her spouses sex life can be traumatic and damaging to her selfesteem Read on Dear Abby I know where Perplexed is coming from I have found my since his prostate surgery and it hurts and shocks me too Here is why Prostate surgery also robs vfives of sex life I for one was willing to give regardless of any crops that might be in the way One child killed 17 injured hi tree collapse WACO Texas AP A young girl has died from injuries she suffered when an aging cottonwood tree fell on her and 17 other children attending a festival in a city Tenisha Wright 9 of Waco died late Thursday at Cook Childrens Medical Center in Fort worth She had been in critical condition since being flown to the hospital by helicopter Waco Fire Chief Jon Fasana said the children were hurt about 11 Thursday under a grove of trees at the BledsoeMiller Recreation Center where they had gathered at a dunking booth along the banks of the Brazos River Fasana said the girl suffered a critical closedhead injury and was not breathing when taken from the scene The children ranging in age from 6 to 15 were among about 500 children at the park participating in city sponsored youth recreation programs FBI Investigates letter turned In by school trustee TYLER Texas AP FBI agents asked to meet with Wood County sheriffs officers today as part of their investigation into a letter threatening the daughter of a school trustee in the AlbaGolden school district the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported Ginger Motley a member of the AlbaGolden school board was actively involved in getting an attorney generals investigation and indictments concerning three 1993 94 school construction projects Last week she turned over to the Wood County sheriffs office a letter warning that if she continued to pursue the matter her 12yearold daughter a junior high cheerleader would be hurt or killed There is a leak from your camp that you are going to try and destroy the rest of the administration and their families with rumors and lies to discredit their the handwritten letter reads Continue and your beautiful blonde daughter will never cheer at her first football game I have been hired to 18 cities counties want new veteranshomes AUSTIN AP More than 40 other states already have them Now applicants from 18 cities and counties are vying for the first of four nursing homes being built for Texas veterans The longterm care homes will cost million to million apiece The target date for completing the first two is the fall of 1998 with two more to be finished in the fall of 1999 The veterans who will reside in these homes have given so much to their state and nation and now we can do something to make their lives a little Land Commissioner Garry Mauro said Thursday George Ellis special projects director for the Texas Veterans Land Board that will pick the sites said officials hope to review the applications by an Aug 18 board meeting County Budget Hearings The schedule for Comal County Commissioners Court budget hearings is as follows Thursday July 17 Probation Control Court Rural Recycling Services precinct 1 precinct 2 precinct 3 precinct 4 Friday July 18 9 Clerk records preservation Courtatlaw judge Courtatlaw clerks 10 Judge of Public Safety Attorney and County Attorney law library and environmental enforcement Court jury funds administration and courthouse security 2 clerk records management Service 3 Marshal Memorial Library Monday July 21 9 Resource loss control 10 of the Peace precinct I of the Peace precinct 2 of the Peace precinct 3 11 of the Peace precinct 4 Probation 2 of buildings Tuesday July 22 Office 10 Services and Health Wednesday July 23 Contract Services 9 Library Senior Center Lake Action Center Lake Welfare Board Shelter 10 of New Braunfels Household Hazardous Waste Soil and Water District County Historical Commission Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation County Womens Center Family Violence Shelter 11 Service Center Trapping Program Services District 1 Outreach Services and Telephone Line Senior Volunteer Program Fire Prevention District 1 2 Fire Prevention District 2 Fire Prevention District 3 Fire Prevention District 4 EMS Army 3 Museum Connection Department of Protection and Regulatory Services Preston Memorial Library Thursday July 24 s Office 2 Health indigent health Services District 2 SUMMER SALE STORE WIDE 30 OFF MORE Thursday Friday Saturday July New Braunfels Landa Plaza Shopping Center 6259639 SUMMER SALEST 30 OFF MORE Thursday Friday Saturday July 19 ftMte ana Grmau NewBraunfak Landa Plaza Shopping Center 830 6089808 that up in order for him to have his health However for the husband to then choose an alternate sexual habit is akin to his having an affair She is left with loneliness and misunderstanding Abby this is not a casual problem It is devastating to a man to lose his ability to perform sexually but usually it is just as devastating to his wife and he needs to be sensitive to her feelings and desires I want Perplexed to know that she is not alone I and many other women feel a great deal of empathy for her I dont have the answer but its not as simple as accepting his enjoyment of pornographic movies This is a problem much deeper than that Please dont make her situation seem trivial because it isnt ALSO PERPLEXED IN FORT MYERS FLA Dear Also Perplexed If you fed that I hawtrKiflMxlthcprnWemofirnpotCTKe and its impact upon the spouse I apologzt Prostate surgery does not have to be the death kneJI of a couples sex fife Many books have been written on this subject There are also sex therapists who can help I urge you to consult one Campaign Notes Early voting for the Aug 9 election to fill four seats on the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees begins July 21 and residents will have several opportunities to get to know the candidates There are two atlarge seats up for election as well as the District 1 seat and the remaining year of the District 4 term Atlarge seats cover the entire NBISD district and any registered voter in the district can vote in the atlarge races District 1 straddles Interstate 35 from the Guadalupe River to the county line District 4 covers the area immediately west of Business I35 and south of the Guadalupe River The following are the voter forums currently scheduled Association of Texas Professional Educators and Texas State Teachers Association 7 to 9 July at the Education Center League of Women Voters 7 July 24 at the Education Center For more information call Mary Hitch at 6093275 New Braunfels Rotary noon July 30 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center Each candidate will have five minutes to tell the audience about themselves and their campaign There will not be time for questions and answers If you plan to eat with the rotary club you need to let the group know Wouldnt you love to taste a REAL PIZZA 9 1 ft Made with a thick gourmet crust fresh toppings and choice cheeses PLAZA PIZZA CARRYOUT OR DINEIN CALL 6207Q7Q in PLAZA tV DINER 367 Main Plaza New Braunfels Open Sun in Jm New Kubota Grand LSeries Diesel Tractors Kuboho Ideal for V i available Rentals and Financins Available GREATER A Division ot Southwest I ill IIK 4001 N PAN AM EXPRESSWAY SAN ANTONIO TX 78219 210 3516550 18002895438 32954 IH 10 WEST BOERNE TX 78006 210 2494017 18009979368
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