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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HERALDZEITUNG March 2001 FORUM Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 NEW BUAUNFELS HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Doug Editor and Publisher Margaret Managing Editor Jo Lee News Editor 830 6259144 Kudos Many members and friends of First Protestant Church answered an urgent appeal for blood from the South Texas Blood and Tissue The rain did not dampen the spir its of 42 willing donors who participated in the community blood drive hosted by the Department of Mission and Service at the church on March Greeting the donors were the Culpepper Risa and Benjamin and blood drive coordinator Charlene Homemade baked goods were provided by the Participants included college Amber Heitkamp and Stacy home during spring All the donors are to be commended for their gift of life with the blood supply being at such a critical The next blood drive will take place May 6 to help meet CMS vlCG principal the need for blood for the upcoming Memorial Day Mark your Charlene Nolte New Braunfels Letters To The Editor Today in History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is March the 90th day of There are 275 days left in the Todays Highlight in Histo ry On March French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tri color from atop the Eiffel Tow officially marking its com On this date In King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ofSpain issued an edict expelling Jews from Spanish except for those willing to convert to In the United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from In Congress autho rized the Civilian Conserva tion In the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Okla homa opened on In the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie opened on Broad In Newfoundland entered confederation as Canadas tenth In President Lyndon Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not run for another term of In the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnect ed from her Quin who remained died in In 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of In MexicanAmerican singer Selena Quintanilla was shot to death in Corpus by the founder of her fan Ten years ago Communists won Albanias first multipar ty but democratic opponents scored victories in major Voters in the Soviet republic of Georgia overwhelmingly endorsed The Warsaw Pact spent the last day of its existence as a military Five years ago Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced a halt to combat operations in lim ited troop withdrawals and a willingness to hold indirect talks with the rebels One year ago The Security Council decided to let Iraq spend more money to repair its oil industry an investment intended to boost the amount of food and med icirle Baghdad could buy through the humanitar ian Todays Birthdays Actor William Daniels is Hockey HallofFamer Gordie Howe is Actress Shirley Jones is Country singersong writer John Loudermilk is Actor Richard Chamber lain is Musician Herb Alpert is Actor Christo pher Walken is Comedian Gabe Kaplan is will be missed by many Dear Editor I am writing in regards to a viceprinci pal who recently left Canyon Middle School Frank lovingly known as will be deeply and truly Not only by many of but also the Two of my children went to CMS while he was and he was always a positive and good representative of the type of adult that I would want my chil dren to grow up I fear that Comal is letting to many of the good ones It is not always about money sometimes it is the support of the coworkers that keep you in a We are losing too many good teachers because of clashing and we wonder why our kids cannot seem to get along with each I have heard many employees of the district say that they feel unsupported in the positions that they are and I know from being raised in a school teaching background that things arent always as great as they seem from the front As for I think that there could be no amount of money that could replace the man we have He was supportive and consistent with the tough age group that he dealt The respect and rela tionships that he formed with many of the children was not because of getting too close to the students it was because of the mutual respect that he gave and received from parents and children wherever you you will do Dont let the fools get you Losing you was a great loss to the district Letters Policy and You have many extra stars in the heavens shining just for Thank you for being you and being a good role model for my You will not be If you ever need a just check with many of us parents who know what you have and can God bless you and follow you through your Rebecca Grier New Braunfels Numbers point out problems in CISD Dear Editor Your March 30th article on the Comal Independent School Districts special meeting regarding the proposed new high school presented some misleading num I dont think this was intentional there were a lot of numbers to For the stated mil lion deficit is projected that estimated for the year More projected deficits starting in without any new schools open The second misrepresentation regards the annual cost to operate a new high The actual projected cost is The million figure included fixed startup costs and did not discount the total by the amount it would cost to keep students at Smithson Valley One last point the proposed new high school would add to the deficit by an esti mated in its first The takehome message we have seri ous problems in the CISD regardless of the new high Eva Silverfine Off San Marcos The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung encour ages letters on any public The editor reserves the right to correct punctuation and known factual Letters should be kept to 250 an address and a telephone which are not for must be included for con firmation Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax 830 6063413 Write Em PRESIDENT George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATORS Phil Gramm Room Russell Senate Office Building 20510 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 404 Ramsey Road San TX 78216 Kay Bailey Hutchison Room 284 Russell Senate Office Building 20510 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San TX 78230 Fax 210 3496753 CONGRESSMEN Lamar Smith Room 2231 Raybum House Office Building 20515 202 2254236 11 GONE Suite640 San TX 78209 210 8215024 Giro Rodriguez Room 323 Cannon House Office Building 20515 202 2251640 1313 Suite 115 San TX 78214 GOVERNOR Rick Perry State Room 2S1 Box12428 TX 78711 800 8435789 STATE SENATORS Jeff Wentworth 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San TX 78209 Judith Zaffirini DLaredo Box 627 TX 780420627 956 7222293 12702Toepperwein Road San TX 78233 Fax STATE REPRESENTATIVE Edmund Kuempel Box 911 TX78155 830 3798732 Fax 830 4635896 Smoking ban Theyre doing it for our own good Big Brother is here In little ol River Our enlightened City Council has begun to care for our wellbeing just like the Great White Father in Soon we all shall live forever in safe protected by our all allknowing and benevo lent If we are stupid enough to run in to each other while our seat belts and air bags will save our lives unless we happen to be one of the toddlers killed by the selfsame Our heads will be protected by cushioned Workrelated accidents will be prevented by myriads of work place regulations unless our employer goes broke trying to pay for their implementation and has to lay us Keep in mind this is all for our own Isnt it wonderful to know that our own city govern ment is also now in the business of regulating our lives for our own good No longer will we have to wait for Washington to tell us how EDGAR VALDERRAMA much water to flush down the toi let and waste twice as much try ing to get the stuff to go Our local authorities will take care of anything the Feds have I had read that restaurant smoking was going to be dis cussed by the city but dis missed the assuming that in this most macho of whoever tried to interfere with your nasty smoking habits would be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a I had no idea we had become so politically correctas to submit to this pater nalism without even a I never dreamed the council would be so concerned with our welfare that it would risk the storming of city hall by all you rugged individ ualists until I saw the No Smoking sign in a local restau rant and was informed the regula tion is now in effect helped by some doctors intervening to save us from I was even told one of the council members was so solicitous that he was willing to penalize his own restaurantown ing family Now that is really magnanimity on our Dont get me I am not selfishly defending my own right to I am not one of those Neanderthals that still puff on their cancer I stopped smoking in the instant I caught myself lighting a cigarette without I refused to let a little white stick tell me what to f I must that I really felt like smoking when I discovered it was now forbidden In I admit feeling put rage and even emitted some very unseemly curses sotto I even remembered what was said about creeping You know One day they inciner ate next they put seat belts on later they stuff air bags into your Then they regulate your Now its your When they come for your who will be left to stand by you And Did you hear about the kiddy that got expelled for brandishing a paper gun Had it didnt he As did the one who was suspended for an unac ceptably warlike drawing of his father in the Well show them what zero tolerance wont we Except when they bring real guns and actually shoot up the I am glad this is all for our own Cant wait till they outlaw greasy Hopefully campaign finance reform will unconstitutionally pro tect our poor weakwilled politicos from the evils of All these things are bad for and as we have shown ourselves incapable of taking care of it is our enlightened rulers obligation to keep us safe and After who knows what is good for and what you should do or not do you or Big Brother The back east city wimps will be glad to know that Texas is no longer the holdout of wild and wooly individualists who believe business owners can run their own smokefilled even if they lose nonsmoking cus tomers to voluntary smokefree Someone said that the price of freedom was eternal What need have we to be when it is plain that our leaders dearest wishes are for our well being What need have we of free dom or when Big Brother is all too willing to take care of our needs and do every thing necessary for our own Edgar Valderrama is a New Braunfels
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