New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 1, 2000, Page 6

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June 01, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HBRALDZRITUNG Thursday June OPINIONS FORUM LETTERS HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded 1890 The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until 1958 Doug Toney Editor and Publisher Margaret Edmonson Managing Editor OTHER VIEWS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Worth StarTelegram on cable TV sex Parents who fully understand their responsibilities to and for their chil dren wont be upset by the Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down a federal law restricting sexually explicit cable programming to latenight hours Parents who want someone else to be responsible for what their children see or dont see on TV will hate it The First Amendments free speech principle comes into play in this case which will unquestionably set off those Americans who believe that the Founding Fathers would roll in their graves if they knew that indecent cable TV shows were protected speech Alas the Founders did realize that a free society is one that protects speech that many citizens might find offensive Adults who choose to view such programming as that offered by Playboys Adam Eve and AdulTVision channels have the right to do so That said the government does have a role to play in keeping such sights from young eyes The courts ruling boils down to finding the least restrictive means possible to keep sexually oriented material from children Cable companies that provide free and full block ing devices for subscribers who request them meet that test The signal bleed that can occur on the TV sets of cable subscribers who dont buy the explicit programming yet also dont request the blocking devices is something they will have to live with This means that the responsibility for what children watch falls where it belongs on the parents Subscriberbased cable programming according to the court is allowed a higher level of scrutiny when it comes to First Amendment protection than broadcast TV and radio which goes into every home in America that has a receiver for it Even some community newspaper publishers shudder at the idea that sexually explicit programming receives the same high level of First Amendment protection as their products But Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion The citizen is entitled to seek out or reject certain ideas or influences without government interference or TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday June 1 the 153rd day of 2000 There are 213 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On June 1 1980 Cable News Network made its debut On this date In 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state of the union In 1796 Tennessee became the 16th state In 1801 Mormon leader Brigham Young was born in Whitingham Vt In 1813 the commander of the frigate Chesapeake Capt James Lawrence said Dont give up the ship during a losing battle with a British frigate In 1868 James Buchanan the 15th president of the United States died near Lancaster Pa In 1926 actress Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles In 1943 a civilian flight from Lisbon to London was shot down by the Germans during World War II killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard In 1958 Charles de Gaulle became premier of France In 1977 the Soviet Union for mally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason Shcharansky was impris oned then released in In 1997 Betty Shabazz the widow of Malcolm X was fatally burned in a fire set by her 12year old grandson in her Yonkers apartment Ten years ago President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev signed more than a dozen bilateral accords in the sec ond day of their Washington sum mit Meanwhile Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev traveled to Wellesley College in Massachusetts to deliver commencement address es Five years ago President Clinton visited Billings where he met with farmers and presided over a televised town hall meeting One year ago An American Airlines MD82 landed offcenter during a severe thunderstorm in Little Rock Ark and barreled off the end of the runway breaking apart and catching fire 11 people including the captain died President Clinton ordered a govern ment investigation into whether and how the entertainment busi ness markets violence to children Todays Birthdays Actor Richard Erdman is 75 Actor Andy Griffith is 74 Actor Edward Woodward is 70 Actor Pat Corley is 70 Singer Pat Boone is 66 Actorwriter director Peter Masterson is 66 Actor Morgan Freeman is 63 Actor Rene Auberjonois is 60 Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 55 Actor Brian Cox is 54 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wolverton should release his records Dear Editor At voting time I do not pull the party lever because there is often something about the candidates that will cause me to lean toward one or the other But when there is no clear difference I invariably vote for the Republican candidate because I am conserv ative I guess that makes me a Republican As such I am very disturbed to learn that my partys candidate for Guadalupe County Commissioner of Precinct 3 Jim Wolverton has declined to turn over his tax records to the elections office as his opponent has done People who aspire to public office must be willing to forfeit their right to privacy It is the whole person that voters must be able to judge if they are to determine his or her fit ness for public office Therefore if candi dates cannot agree to scrutiny of their per sonal business they should seek other pur suits just as people who cant stand the heat are well advised to work someplace other than the kitchen As Slick Willie and many others have painfully learned there is no pri vate life for public figures With these thoughts in mind I urge you Mr Wolverton to stop running from your opponent You are embarrassing our party Meet his challenge headon Release all of your tax records Show your opponent and your constituents exactly who you are what you do and most importantly that there is nothing in your life you are ashamed of or need to hide Unless and until you do your qualifications remain suspect and Republican or not it will be impossible for me to support you in the coming election Bill Hamm Schertz Senior center is set to open in Bulverde Dear Editor As Board President Of the Bulverde Senior Center it gives great pleasure to announce the dedication of our new Senior Center located in Bulverde Texas at 30280 Cougar Bend on July 3 2000 The entire membership of the BSC extends an invitation to all residents to come join us on this happy day to celebrate with us and share in our enthusiasm for our extreme good fortune in obtaining such a wonderful new facility Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 followed by refreshments and tours of the facility We do hope you will be able to attend and meet some of the people responsi ble for helping to bring about this joyous event The Seniors and participating residents are especially proud of the fact that this is the only public facility built entirely from contri butions for the Bulverde area since the Community center was constructed some 50 years ago It would not have been possible without the help and generous support of local businesses area charitable foundations and you the good citizens of Bulverde Spring Branch and surrounding areas We pause on this Memorial Day weekend to give thanks for each of you for your support and to think just how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful area Now that we are in our new facility we will be able to expand our area of service for both members and the community To the mem bers by offering them the opportunity to learn a new skill make new friends live healthier and lead a more useful meaningful the community by providing a means for bur seniors to share their knowledge experience and memories of yesteryears with our younger generation and other elderly resi dents less fortunate than they We have already moved our established programs to the new facility and the mem bers are thoroughly enjoying their new free dom For more information about present and future programs please call 4383111 We are already serving over 200 individuals on a weekly basis and we are sure you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant group of younghearted seniors Jim Herrington Board President BSC Bulverde WRITE EM PRESIDENT Bill Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington 20500 SENATORS Phil Gramm RCollege Station Room 370 Russell Senate Office Building Washington 20510 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 404 E Ramsey Road San Antonio TX 78216 Kay Bailey Hutchison RDallas Room 284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington 20510 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Email [email protected] 8023 Vantage Drive Suite 460 San Antonio TX 78230 CONGRESSMAN Lamar Smith RSan Antonio Room 2231 Raybum House Office Building Washington 20515 202 2254236 1100 NE Loop 410 Suite 640 San Antonio TX 78209 GOVERNOR George W Bush State Capitol Room Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 TEXAS STATE SENATOR Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio 1250 NE Loop 410 Suite 720 San Antonio TX 78209 TEXAS STATE REP Edmund Kuempel RSeguin Box 911 830 3798732 Fax 830 4635896 COMAL COUNTY JUDGEG Danny Scheel 150N SeguinAve New Braunfels TX 78130 6205501 Fax 6082026 MAYOR Stoney Williams 424 S Castell Ave New Braunfels TX 78130 6082100 District 21 is all about eating worldclass brisket It comes as no surprise to those of us who live in the 21st Congressional District to learn that the legendary Coopers Old Time Pit Barbecue in Llano has again been named one of the best bar becue restaurants in the world Travel and Leisure magazine named Coopers and a handful of other Texas barbecue restaurants in a recent story about the worlds greatest Constituents from Midland in the west ern part of the district to San Antonio and Williamson County in the east have savored the peppery mesquite taste of Coopers brisket Travel and dead cooked animals what the San Diego Zoo is to fanciers of live The reputation is well earned Another 21st District restaurant made the magazines Top 10 for barbecue Harrys on the Loop in Willow City Gillespie County Travel and Leisure describes the setting for this noted eatery as some of the most beautiful scenery of bjuebonnets that resemble deep azure lakes nestled in the hollows of the Toe magazine says Harrys beans cooked along with the firstclass brisket may rjeajnong the bejt in the world LAMAR SMITH district that is about 400 miles long requires a lot of travel its a tough job but someone has to patronize all die good barbecue places in communities throughout the district Hjre are some of my favorites but by no means is this a complete list the belief that you can have too much of a good thing Junction now has an official Coopers outlet that I would like to try the next time I am in Kimble County And I have heard reports of at least one other Cooperls satellite in the 21st District Kerrville Im partial to Bills but I also like Buzzies and Chpo Chocs I feel like I cant go wrong with barbecue in Kerrville San Antonio you cant miss Bill Miller BARBQ Its a local chain that has long been one of my favorites Im in San Angelo I head for Pack Saddle BARBQ My first choice there and in barbecue restaurants throughout the district is the brisket in Midland Michaels Charcoal GrillNorth is a landmark that has earned a strong local reputation Its good to see the 21st District get the recognition it deserves for its barbecue a precious commodity For every Coopers that is nationally recognized mere are a number of good pit barbecue restaurants that turn out high quality Texas brisket fcr customers every lamar Smith represents the 21st District in ;