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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                July HfeRALfrZEiTUNQ Page SA Contact Managing Editor Gary 220 HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Zetoing was founded 18S2 New Braunfeis Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 printed in both German and English until Doug Editor and Publisher Gary Managing Editor 830 6259144 Editorial Music Mana fine taste of local talent Do yourself a Carve out three hours of your busy and attend one of the final four per formances of The Music Man at the Brauntex Performing Arts Showtimes are Friday and Saturday and a 2 matinee Tickets are for children 10 and under and for Call 6270808 for If you have never experienced local you need to do The Music Man is a funfilled intro duction to the wealth of musical talent we have in Comal Youll be amazed at the stage pres ence of dozens of as well as the main and supporting adult These committed adults and children who spent months rehearsing and preparing for the three week run of this musical are reason enough to sup port the But theres another compelling argument to show this communitys appreciation to Anne and Charles Heres a story you may not know about The Music Six weeks into the original producer left the theater and the cast in a Rather than postpone the the Hairs stepped up and agreed to direct the The community owes the couple its Without their unselfish this produc tion would not have hit the You can show your appreciation best by going to see the More than tickets must be sold to pay for the It would be nice to see the theater packed this weekend for every Contact Em ly of The HeraldZejtuhg en courages the sut Letters must be 260 words or and the Zeitung reserves me right to edit Quest columns should be less than 500 An address and telephone which are not for must be included so authorship can be No letter will be published until it has been Mail letters Letters to the Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 6063413 email Texans deserve a new redistricting plan Making the case for redis tricting is The current districts do not provide competitive races by virtue of the average Texas citizen is getting the That in cludes the minority popula As we should remember following the last Texas received two additional Congressional The leadership of the state House abdicated their responsibility and failed to put forward a plan for reap portioning the congression al seats to add for those two new forcing a Write Em Louis MARTINEZ Guest Column reluctant federal panel of three judges to The judges took the 1991 Democratic plan and to add the two new Even with two new Texas congressional dis tricts are not One need only the 2002 congressional election and see no incumbents nine of the seats went un City Council Mayor Adam Cork city hall home mayor@nbtexas.org District 1 Sonla MufiozGill 6082100 District 2 Larry Alexander home Districts Gale Pospisll work District 4 Valerie Hull 210 work Districts Lee Rodriguez work Districts Ken Valentine home tuberkdv@aol.com Comal County Judge Danny Scheel 6205501 Fax 6082026 Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson 6205504 830 home Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin 6205509 210 home Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora 6205503 home Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady 6205508 830 home President George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison Room 284 Russell Senate Office Building 20510 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 John Comyn Senate Russell Courtyard 5 20510 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Austin office Jennifer state director Beth field director 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Fax 512 4696020 San Antonio office Daniel regional Director 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 Congressman Lamar Smith Room 2231 Raybum House Office Building 20515 202 2254236 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 210 8215024 Governor Rick Perry State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 800 8435789 Texas State Representative Carter Casteel District office 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 830 6278820 Fax 830 6278895 How to contact in Austin BOX2910 Austin 787682190 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 email address carter.casteel@house.state.tx.us challenged by another major party and that even after adding two new only three races were Citizens have little incen tive to vote when races are noncompetitive and incum bents have such a tremen dous Another important point of concern is to make sure that as the Hispanic popu lation in Texas the minority populations are represented in they are not represented proportionately with the Six of the 32 congression al representatives from Texas Today In History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is July the 210th day of There are 155 days left in the Todays highlight in histo ry On July Britains Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at Pauls Cathedral in The couple divorced in On this date In the patron saint of King Olaf was killed in In the English soundly defeated the Span ish Armada in the Battle of In artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in In Italian King Humbert I was assassinat ed by an anarchist he was succeeded by his Victor Emmanuel In transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conver sation between New York are Hispanic and two are With minorities can be all but assured additional seats in Whether we are Democ rat or we can not look at the current dis tricts and the argument the lines are fairly drawn for competitive We should put partisan concerns behind us and push for a plan that will more accurately reflect the voting strength of Texas Louis Martinez lives in Corpus and San In Britains King George VI opened the Olympic Games in In President v Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space which created In fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of killing 134 ser In President Ford became the first presi to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland as he paid tribute to the In a state funeral was held in for the deposed shah of who had died two days earlier at age Ten years ago The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible and threw out his death sen tence Demjanjuk was set free North Koreas demands of US are reasonable Regardless of how bad a regime North Korea its demands of the United States are They are four oneonone a nonaggression economic aid and normal diplomatic rela The Bush administrations ob stinate refusal to consider these could prove to be one of the dead liest blunders in the history of stupid talks are always cheaper than Why shouldnt the United States and North Korea hold oneonone talks There is no reason not We held oneonone talks with the Soviet Union and with Communist China during the Cold Why not sign a nonaggression pact Its clear from the past 50 we have no intention of invading North After it has no oil Bushs refusal so far to consider signing such a pact sends a clear signal to North Korea that he fljjght indeed be willing or even planning to attack North CHARLEY REESE That would be a Somebody in the White House should sit the president down and explain to him that since he 1 included North Korea in his infa mous axis of evil 2 at tacked one of those three coun tries and 3 has proclaimed a new policy of preemptive North Koreas fears are quite rea sonable and rational It is certainly in Americas national interests to allay those fears of Bush wants to go to North Korea is far more danger ous than American casual ties in a war with North Korea will be measured in tens of thou not in It would be clear evidence of terminal stu pidity to blunder into an sary war with North Yet some serious people most the Russians have warned we are in danger of drifting into As for economic weve been handing that out to foreign coun tries dictatorships included for more than 50 There are even sound humanitarian reasons for economic aid to North but even if there econom ic like is cheaper than We have likewise had normal diplomatic relations with regimes far worse than North Korea Idi Amin8 genocidal for This prattle about not succumb ing to blackmail is typical of the ideological blockheads in the Bush Its not We want something from North Korea an end to its nuclearweapons program North Korea wants something in A trade is not The irony is that the North Korean regime is clearly doomed in the long run because of its eco nomic Sound diplomacy on our part can make sure it goes out with a whimper and not with a nuclear What worries me most about the Bush administration is it seems unable to recognize The administration keeps insist ing on multilateral and Russia and South Korea keep saying to the United sit down with the North In other our allies back the North Korean position on not the Bush administra tions We already know an admin istration that perceived Iraq as a greater threat than North Korea has a lot of dim light bulbs to begin It is bad enough when any young American has to die for his or her but it would be an outrage for thousands of them to die because of political stupidi ty and A great and powerful nation does not lose face by acting in a conciliatory manner toward a small It is not weakness to avoid a useless especially when all North Korea wants is what we freely grant to practical ly all nations on the So what if its leader is a nut Hes certainly not the only The president kind of reminds me of a deputy sheriff I knew He was arrogant and a bul but one day he swaggered over to pick up a njental patient and got a knife in the The fact that North Koreas leader might not have all of his wires connected to the right ter minals is a sound reason for deal ing with him It is never much consolation to the dead that they died on the right Since the president has ignored the wise counsel of the Founding Fathers and decided to be an imperial hed better get use to dealing with nuts and less thanpleasant national heads of They are probably in the Charley Reese is a syndicated   

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