New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 19, 1997, Page 3

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December 19, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Friday,December 19,1997 g 3A Lamar Smith Smith seeking re-election Lamar Smith (R-Tcxas) has filed for re-election next year as the 21st Congressional District’s representative in Congress. Stating that he hoped again to have the support of those who lived in the 21st Congressional District, Smith said he “would be privileged to continue serving them.” Reflecting on his past service to the district, Smith added that he was “gratified that Congress passed the immigration reform legislation I wrote as chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee. It will reduce the unprecedented flow of illegal drugs and illegal aliens into our state and country. And it will keep drugs away from our children and make our communities safer. “As a member of the Budget Committee, I am pleased to have been in a position to help write the first tax relief in 16 years and first balanced budget in 30 years. These bills reduce taxes for families and property and business owners, enabling Americans to have a more prosperous future,” Smith said. Smith’s efforts and leadership were recognized this year when he was named one of IOO most influential people in Washington by the National Journal. “It also is an honor to have been appointed to the House Ethics Committee this year. Smith commented. Smith said he “encourages constituents to stay in touch anc let me know their views as we continue to tackle the tough issue together. “There still is a great need to restore common sense values in America today,” he said. Loving parents cherished no matter what their age DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed the negative responses I received when I asked readers about their experiences as children of older parents. Today I’m printing the positive. Read on: DEAR ABBY: My dad was 46 when I was bom. He was the most patient, loving father in the world. He’d show up at school when I was younger, take movies of me playing sports and running. We hiked the Grand Canyon, fished, played softball together all my life. He was always there for me, as well as for my daughter. I sent him a dozen roses for his 81st birthday last April and told him how much I loved him. He passed away 2 1/2 weeks later. So, Abby, tell those people in Texas to go for it! - BONNIE ARVONITIS, VISTA, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: I’m a child bom to my mother when she was 40. I lost her when she was 70. My parents filled each holiday with so much enthusiasm, all our friends wanted to share them with us. And they did. When I think of all the unwanted children bom to younger parents, I know that when one chooses to have a family at 40, it’s because children are WANTED. My father died at the age of 59.1 was 21, and yes, I would like to have had him longer. But again, the years I had with him were treasured -- and 59 is very young, especially now that I ahi 59! - BARBARA SHOOP, HOLLYWOOD, FU. DEAR ABBY: At age 44, my mother announced to her doctor that she might be pregnant with her seventh child. Without bothering to examine her, he informed her she was going through “the change.’’ A few months later, Mother returned and said, “If I’m not pregnant, what is moving around in my stomach?*’ That was me! When I was bom, ray mother was 45 and my father was 57.1 was bom healthy despite my mother’s age, her lack of prenatal care in the first trimester, the fact that she contracted hepatitis during the pregnancy, and consequently had X-rays while I was in there. Mama was viewed by neighbors as if she had done something immoral or disgusting. Wasn't it bad enough when she had my sister (her sixth) at 39? Sure, there were times when I was embarrassed by my white-haired parents, especially as a teen-ager. But what teen-agers aren’t embarrassed by their parents at some time or another, regardless of age? Mama is now 75. I am 30 with a family of my own. We are very close. Mama has some health problems, but she’s active and independent. I will never regret that she gave me life. My advice to “To Be or Not to Be?” BE! -MAMA’S BABY IN FLORIDA DEAR MARY-LOVE AND DEAR READERS: To sum it up, in the words of Julie Petrus, of Pflugerville, Texas: “The question is not whether you’re too old to have children — ifs what kind of parent are you going to be when you do have children?’’ Thank you for the outpouring of heartfelt letters on this subject. I regret that space limitations prevent my printing more of them. Comal ISD delays vote on calendar Local Brief CLM sponsors The Canyon Lake Action Center is conducting a two-day defensive driving course for senior citizens called “55 Alive”, a mature driving course. Cost is S8, and the class till take place Jan 28-29 from I to 5 p.m. For information, call 964-2324 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Comal Independent School District trustees held off on finalizing a 1998-99 school calendar at their Thursday night meeting. They agreed on the fall portion of the calendar, with school beginning Aug. 17, but found a few sticking points in the spring. Two spring break options created contention — one week-long break in March or week-long breaks in both February and April. For the past three years, CISD had two spring breaks. “I like the two breaks,” said Smithson Valley High School student Lara Charles. “It helps to have a breather.” Trustee Dora Gonzales said two long spring breaks could create a hardship for families with two working parents or single-parent families. “I want the parents who have children alone at home in front of the TV on those day off to feel that ..LhAltafcMif an advocate on the board,** she said. Teacher representatives lobbied for more staff development days and work days. The calendars submitted at Thursday’s meeting had six staff development days and four work days. The teachers wanted one more of each. Trustees agreed to add a work day and a staff development day if possible. They told superintendent Jerry Major to present two alternate calendars for their consideration at the next workshop meeting, Jan. 15. The two calendars would include the added staff days. One would have dual spring breaks and one would have a single break. Trustees will choose between the two calendars at the Jan. 15 meeting. CISD parents and teachers will have until then to give trustees and administrators their input. T150C LOOKING FOR A QUALITY WOOD STOVE? Patio Haus has a large selections of wood stoves. Quadrant?«Earth Stove * Waterford Our staff is trained to answer your questions and show you the stove that best fits your needs. INSTALLATION AVAILABLE L.P. 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