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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 6A October 2001 FORUM Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 NliW HERALDZEITUNG New Draimfds Zcitung was founded 1852 New Hratmlcls Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in hoth German and English until Doug Editor and Publisher Margaret Managing Editor Brian News Editor 830 6259144 Editorial Mammograms can save lives Early detection of breast cancer can help save To encourage women to get regular mammo health officials are marking today as National Mammography The Breast Cancer Foundation reports that the early stage breast cancer has a cure rate of 70 per and very early stages of breast which can be detected by can be cured 90 percent of the according to some Many women devote their lives to putting the health and well being of their loved ones before their They sometimes do not realize that when they as caretakers fall it affects those loved ones even And no woman is too busy to get a social obligations all of these can suffer greatly if a woman is fighting for her life against breast Regular mammograms should be part of a healthy just like regular diet and moderate Keeping fit and healthy requires maintenance and preventa tiye and mammograms are proven to Staged 6f breast The American Cancer Society has issued these guidelines to fight breast cancer Women 40 and older should get a mammogram every Women who have a family history of breast cancer might need to start mammograms at an earlier Women ages 20 to 39 should get a manual breast examination by a health professional every three Women 20 and older should perform breast selfexaminations every Twenty minutes is the length of time for a standard mammography the ACS Twenty minutes out of one year is a small price of but early detection and treatment of breast cancer can add years to the life of a Today in History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is the 262nd day of There are 103 days left in the Todays Highlight in Histo ry On during the Revolutionary Amer ican soldiers won the first Battle of Is this war or a police action AUSTIN On and rumors of In the United States got involved in a war and called it a police We are now involved a police action were calling a The semantic con fusion is having unfortu nate effects on As we bomb Secretary of State Colin Powell is wag ing a diplomatic offensive in the including plans for a broadbased future government to include moderate ele ments of the Taliban an arresting This must be as confusing to the Afghans as it is to it makes perfect sense in the context of a police action with limited aims and a substantial humanitarian commit On anthrax and rumors of television is showing symptoms of the Condit Syndrome a story with little news and a lot of After the 11 John the television wrote in After a couple of days of doing what they do which is grief the television networks and cable channels reverted to what they do which is to represent the normal respiration of democratic According to other that judg ment may be a trifle harsh networks appar ently strained to get it and many rose nobly to the Then the logos and the tomtoms of war took In the anthrax some are notably keeping cooler heads than The fine line between keeping people informed MOLLY IVINS and scaring them to death is getting As is always true in the these cases of media semi the only people keeping their heads are the The media report great numbers of ghastly anthrax but they dont report the wry jokes and splendid examples of gallows humor coming from regu lar I spent two and half hours standing on a securitycheck line Sunday at Logan Airport in and aside from sore found it quite a pleasant A troop of happy young peo ple off for a vacation in some business types cracking wise about Logans management abil adorable toddlers on the prowl a whole line culture developed in no as strangers chatted with one held places for those who need ed a bathroom break and gave advice to those who hadnt even made it around the first What line is this asked an appalled A cheerful bleachedblond Were the Ten Items or Seems to me theres enough news these days to keep reporters hype is Perhaps the most valu able resource America has in the coming struggle is but we sure arent behaving as though we realize According to some reports from the Arab community in Texas and and to Mark Singers arti cle on the Arab communi ty in Michigan in the current issue of The New these people are afraid to go The case of the Saudi doctor in San who was held for two weeks not as suspect but as a material not allowed to see a then released without comment or is but one of A Florida businessman from an American citi zen for 18 was held in jail for three days as a And the anecdo tal accounts of both offi cial and unofficial abuse are already piling During World War excit edpatriots kicking on the grounds that they were German What a blow for freedom that One would have hoped our fellow citizens would show just a mod icum more On the other it is quite likely some of these stories arent true Rumors are particularly apt to cir culate in a climate of The downside of the Internet as a source of information is theres no way of checking the relia bility of what appears there there are already many urban legends that have built up since the there are also Web sites at which you can check them if you hear something strange you might want to run it by Molly Ivins is a syndi cated Letters To The Legion Post 179 helps community Dear Editor I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone what the American Legion Comal Post 179 and the Ladies Unit 179 are doing for the community this coming The 1 goal for the Americanism Committee from National Headquarters will focus on youth programs this coming along with other We are sponsoring the First Annual CityWide Halloween Party on from 2 to 4 on Our co sponsors will be the Ladies of VFW 7110 and Watch the HeraldZeitung for publicity on this All children up to and including age 11 are In we will be sponsoring our Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the This event has been drawing well more than 100 children every Barbara Griffin Americanism Committee Publicity American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Post 179 Keep other countries out of our skies Dear Editor For the first time in foreign nations will protect the skies over the during this war we are engaged From my I NATO forces will cross the Atlantic to the Five AWACS surveillance planes and their European crews will circle American skies to free to free up Air Force AWACS for mis sions elsewhere on the This sets a danger ous I called our two Texas Senators and oth ers in They are aware of and its OK with The only way to stop this abuse of power is to withdraw the from the United Nations even Agnes Hicks Wimberley Letters Policy Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Yasser Arafat becomes new poster child of political welfare Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may be the worlds biggest recipient of political He refuses to work toward peaceful relations with He honors none of his He continues to promote And the world pays him at Israels British Prime Minister Tony Blair is the latest to offer political payments to During a meeting with Arafat in Blair called for the creation of a viable Palestinian state as part of a negotiated and agreed settle ment which guarantees peace and security for according to the New York but theres the as Blairs fellow William Arafat and his many brothers from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein whom he praised during the Iraqi shelling of Israel in the Gulf War dont want to guarantee Israel any except its Apparently that isnt clear to who also Islam as a CAL THOMAS religion prevents forbids anyone to harm any any innocent people around the He said this after shaking hands with who is a but is responsible for the deaths of many from schoolchildren to Arafat lias praised as martyrs the suicide bombers whose tar gets are exclusively If Blair and the Bush adminis tration pressure Israel into mak ing additional concessions to its sworn with no require ment that they live up to any of their previous Arafat will again get the message that terrorism When President Bush said he favors a Palestinian with the usual caveat about a safe and secure the reaction was The London Telegraph reported that thou sands of marchers in the West Bank town of Ramallah emerged from Friday prayers 12 with cries of support for Osama bin hit more sky they Arafat knows he needs to give except to get Why should he bargain when Israel is the only nation pressured to give and Arafat needs only to take No no turning over of land to Arafat by has diminished Palestinian According to an Israel Defense Forces there have been hundreds of attacks on Israel and its civilians since Arafats claimed ceasefire June When Israel and the Palestinians accepted the cease fire plan negotiated by CIA direc tor George Tenent on June violence continued On June when President Bush said there had been much progress in ending the it When Arafat declared seven quiet days on July there were 27 violent incidents that day and 110 for the remainder of the sevenday On July Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said that Arafat told him he was serious about stopping the vio It On July when the State Department said there had been a decline in vio lent those incidents persisted at the same or at greater levels than before the Last Israeli forces shot and killed a man believed respon sible for the death of 22 mostly teenage at a Tel Aviv disco on June Asked about a State Department spokesman We are against targeted But isnt the targeting Osama bin whom the president says he wants dead or And what about the targeted assassination of Israels minister of tourism this past week Why do Arafat and his cronies and the United States get to target people for but not whose territory and population are smaller than that of the Arab world and the United States Nothing that Israel or the United States does will deter Arafat and his friends from their Theyre after Israel first and then theyre coming after 11 was just the When Tony Blair claims that Islam forbids the harming of any he must be into severe Either these terrorists and others who hate Israel and all things Western are not or they are con ducting a major disinformation campaign that would be the envy of Joseph Goebbels and Ibkyo Yasser Arafat plays the role of welfare taking all he can get and giving nothing in Whats no one expects anything more of Cal Thomas is a syndicated   

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