Tuesday, May 1, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page6A HERALDZEITUNG May 2001 FORUM Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 NEW BKAUNFKLS 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 Children make up about 25 percent of our but they are 100 percent of our President Eisenhower The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club recently suc cessfully conducted the Senior SendOff and Teacher of the Year On behalf of the NB Breakfast Lions mem we wish to thank Mark who gave an out standing presentation New Braunfels city employees who work at the civic center and set up the handled many details and cleaned up afterward Vince Koegle and Mike who provided technical support Lion Dave Howell and his Senior SendOff committee Lion Dick who was our master of ceremonies Lion Mac Lion Angie Lion Mark Randolph and Lion Bill who organized the Teacher of the Year event Allen key account manager Don special events coordinator The Pepsi Bottling San who provided equipment and personnel Goepf Jewelers who ordered and reordered crystal apples Lion Darby who provided ice and ice chests high school administrators and teachers at the seven high schools in Comal County who cooperated and allowed these events to happen Lion Larry Franke High Sierra Engraving who came up with matching perpet ual plaques the many Breakfast Lions who helped set served served as greeters and attended both events and others who might have made a contribution that I have The Senior SendOff is the graduation present to the high school seniors of Comal County from the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions The Teacher of the Year is the only program in which the high school students from each school vote on the teachers who made the most significant impact in their The NB Breakfast Lions are honored to put these events The Breakfast Lions are convinced that the high school seniors of Comal County will provide all of us an outstand ing Dick Martin President New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club This article is intended to give credit where credit is due The Comal County Veterans Service This office is cur rently represented by Michelle Davis shows a genuine concern for the veterans of Comal County and the surround ing She has carried on the tradition of making those of us who have served our country her highest Time and Davis has shown her willingness to assist veter ans with problems with which they were not equipped to much less able to She gets the problems resolved through her diligence and expertise to the satisfac tion of everyone the all have received a great amount of encouragement and assistance from Davis and will be eternally In we all know of other vet erans who have drawn on her knowledge and expertise in assisting many to receive welldeserved benefits and allowances earned through the service to our Michelle we salute Gerald Retired Michael Retired Past Commander Comal Post 179 DAV Chapter 163 Henry Air Retired Past Commander Comal Post 179 Arctic drilling needed for energy President Bush has fared well in his first 100 days in His promised tax cut soon will become and he has successfully led the coun try through a difficult international situation with Its hard to find many who criticize the president these until you listen to environ And their criti cisms ring We all want clean clear water and natural But many wrongly measure govern ment spending and over regulation as the only gauge of environmental The last days of the past administration were a flur ry not only of presidential but also of execu tive orders on a wide range of including environmental regula President Bush is reviewing those orders and other pending regulations and policies to ensure that taxpayers get the maximum benefit from each dollar govern ment spends on the envi He wisely seeks marketbased solutions to environmental A solution for domestic oil production is We are facing a national LAMAR SMITH energy Consumers are paying recordhigh heating and California continues to face rolling blackouts and shortages that are expect ed to spread to other parts of the Prices at the pump have risen an average of 21 cents across the just during the past five America is growing steadily dependent on for eign sources of Since domestic crude oil production has dropped 17 percent while oil con sumption has increased 14 Imports of oil have increased from 35 percent of consump tion during the 1973 Arab oil embargo to nearly 57 percent New sources of domestic oil are For environ mentally safe oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will ensure Americas energy The Geological Survey esti mates we have as much as 16 billion barrels of oil in the coastal plain enough to replace all the oil we import from Iraq for the next 58 We can protect the envi ronment and continue the search for domestic oil Modern drilling techniques allow us to tap oil and gas in an environmentally sensitive manner that is both effi cient and protective of Development would occur during the ninemonth winters when virtually no wildlife is pre Ice roads would be used instead of gravel melting away in the spring without a Directional drilling from a single point to multiple oil will reduce the impact on the Our current dependence on foreign sources of oil is not in our nations best economic or security inter Demand continues to while every major oil field in the is declin Its time to increase production of domestic oil in a way that protects the environment and meets our energy Lamar Smith repre sents District 21 in the House of Today in History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is May the 121st day of There are 244 days left in the Todays Highlight in His tory On May the Soviet Union shot down an American U2 reconnais sance plane near Sverdlovsk and captured its Francis Gary On this date In Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro premiered in In the Worlds Columbian Exposition was officially opened in Chicago by President In Commodore George Dewey gave the com You may fire when you are as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the SpanishAmerican In the Empire State Building was In the Orson Welles motion picture Citizen Kane Write Em SENATORS Phil Gramm Room Russell Senate Office Building 20510 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 404 Ramsey Road San TX 7821 6 Kay Bailey Hutchison Room Russell Senate Office Building 20510 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Email senator@hutchison.senate.g ov 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San TX 78230 CONGRESSMEN Lamar Smith Room Raybum House Office Building 20515 202 2254236 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San TX 78209 Giro Rodriguez Room Cannon House Office Building 20515 Suite 11 5 San TX 7821 4 GOVERNOR Rick Perry State Room Box 12428 TX 78711 800 8435789 STATE SENATORS Jeff Wentworth 1 250 NE Loop Suite 720 San TX 78209 210 8267800 Judith Zaffirini Box 627 TX 780420627 956 7222293 12702 Toepperwein 214 San TX 78233 Fax 210 6570262 STATE REPRESENTATIVE Edmund Kuempel Box 911 830 3798732 Fax 830 4635896 COMAL COUNTY JUDGE Danny Scheel New TX 78130 6205501 Fax 6082026 Bob Kerrey in damage control mode over Vietnam questions Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Any per son subject to this chapter who without justification or unlawfully kills a human being when he 1 has a premeditated design to kill 2 intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm 3 is engaged in an act which is inher ently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life or 4 is engaged in perpetration or attempted perpe tration of or aggravated arson is guilty of and shall suffer such punishment as a courtmar tial trial may Army William Galley was convicted of four counts of murder under this article for the execution of more than 100 women and children at My South Vietnam in Former Bob Kerrey of Nebraska is now defending him self against similar Kerrey recently started talking CAL THOMAS about the women and children killed by his unit in a 1969 raid in the Mekong Delta vil lage of Thanh In interviews with 60 Minutes II and Gregory Vistica for the New York Times Kerrey said he had no recollection of killing women and Gerhar4 a member of Kerreys Kerrey gave the order to There is a dispute among the combatants as to whether they were fired on Kerrey says they were but has acknowledged that after 32 my memory of this event is cloud ed by the fog of the age and A Vietnamese woman named Pham Tri Lanh was interviewed about the incident by 60 Minutes II in She says she wit nessed the killing of 17 unarmed women and She was identified as the wife of a Viet Cong The truth about this and perhaps many others like it known and not yet known might be hard to But there are a number of questions that should be Why did this take so long to emerge Newsweek which had the story two years ago when Gregory Vistica was on sat on Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan who interviewed Kerrey with told The Washington We could have run the We had Kerreys We just didnt want to do it to the guy when he wasnt running for presi This past Kerrey met with five other members of his SEAL commando team Klann was not invited to discuss what happened the night of the Each disputed central elements in Klanns While in Thanh Klann says that the squad rounded up women and children from a group of Vestica writes in the New York Times according to Kerrey gave orders to machinegun the cap fearing they might alert enemy Kerrey says he and his men fired from 100 yards The problem with that version is that the dead were huddled together when it might have been expected that upon hearing gunfire they would have headed for the bunkers that were under many of the or scattered in different It was dark and it seems unlikely that even the best marksmen could hit and kill every human target in suqh a neat manner from that John McCain a fel low Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of defended Kerrey this past week in The Wall Street McCain is correct when he says that those who have never been in combat should not rush to judgment of those who Thats not an excuse for doing like have been convicted of actions similar to those of which Kerrey and his men are Other incidents of large numbers of civil ian casualties in Vietnam remain uninvestigated or Is there a coverup about events at Thanh Phong If who else is involved and how high up the chain of command If war crimes have been commit the United which has held other nations responsible for such has an obligation to credibly investigate its Cal Thomas is a