New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 2, 2003, Page 6

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HfiUALDZEiTUNo August FORUM Contact Managing Cdttbr Gary MaHtand 220 NRW BRAUNFKLS 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 Gary Managing Editor Other Views Austin AmericanStatesman on Latinos and alcohol The tragic and untimely death last week of 14yearold Frank Baragas underscores a deadly trend that dispro portionately affects Austins Latino community driving while The Del Valle teenager died after being thrown from a pickup driven by his who allegedly was intoxicat The pickup spun out of control and flipped after hit ting a guard No community or ethnic group is immune to harm and tragedy associated with drunken It is an equal opportunity Even traffic fatality rates are greater among Latinos than blacks or as are DWI Austin AmericanStatesman writers Claire Osborn and Andy Alford exposed that trend in Sundays edi tions Onethird of last years 71 traffic fatalities in Austin were Alcohol was a factor in 74 percent of those fatal The problem of DWI is particularly severe among Hispanic who made up 43 percent of DWI arrests in Its a sobering given that Hispanic men make up just 11 percent of Austins driving Underlying causes for the relatively high rate of DWI arrests and fatalities among Hispanica from a lack of education among immigrants regarding the stricter driving laws in Texas and the United to cultural factors described by University of Texas at Dallas researcher Raul Caetano said Latinos tend to drink less frequently than people in other ethnic groups but consume more at each drinking Thats why we welcome and applaud Mothers Against Drunk Driving for its new campaign in Central Texas discouraging Hispanics from drinking and MADD launched its Pasa las Llaves which Pass the Keys in Spanish initiative this spring in The 2yearold campaign got its start with a grant from Mitsubishi Motors America We want to deliver the message you can cele brate your culture but protect your family if youre drinking or planning to said Betty a spokeswoman for MADDs national Education is a key factor in breaking this deadly but drivers of all races who drink wont likely pass the keys if they dont have Thats where Capital Metro comes The company will begin late night routes during the week and on Saturdays to help keep drunken drivers off the Those routes will run in Southeast and North While some have tried to attribute the stunningly high rate of DWI arrests of Hispanic men to racial That seems an unlikely explanation given the Statistics show drunken driving andTcrashes are high among Latinos across the In police officers stop drivers for DWI not because of their ethnicity but because of their driving swerving or Most drivers who were stopped and arrested were caught on video as failed blood alcohol tests or In other they were arrested for being legally Police officers were right to get them off the Drunken drivers are a menace to including them selves and their Just ask the Baragas which not only has lost a but now is facing the loss of a who is charged with a felony that could lock him away for many Letters To The Editor Questions linger over turf deal Is anyone going to be held accountable for the lies and halftruths forced on Comal Independent School District taxpayers Is anyone going to make sure the cost savings of artificial turf are actually realized by CISD Will the truth ever be known about why CISD selected TenXTurf over other turf espe cially considering their product is more expensive than other surfaces installed by other compa nies Why did the district Today In History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is the 214th day of There are 151 days left in the Todays highlight in histo ry On commanded by John sank after being rammed by Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon The future president was credit ed with saving members of the He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for and also received the Purple Heart for injuries he On this date In members of the Continental Congress began attaching their sig natures to the Declaration of In frontiersman Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in not shop around for the best possible price Last but not consid ering the budget why was there such a rush to spend more than half a million dollars to install turf now Who caused this rush Just wondering if anyone out there cares about the Jim Maxwell Wimberley Play shows good side of youths We read and we hear so much about all the bad things young people are doing today and how much trouble they get Very seldom do we hear about the good things young peo ple Mary Ann and I went to see The Music Man at the Brauntex Theatre last Of the grown ups did a wonderful but all of the young people did a fantastic By I am talking about 5and 6yearolds and also the These very young people were Everyone should go see Rudy Seidel New Braunfels Dakota In opera singer Enrico Caruso died in In the 29th presi dent of the United Warren died in San In German President Paul von Hindenburg paving the way for Adolf Hitlers complete In Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging creation of an atomic weapons research In President Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee concluded the Potsdam In the Pentagon reported the first of two attacks on destroyers by North Vietnamese tor pedo boats in the Gulf of In 137 people were killed when a Delta Air Lines jetliner crashedars Ka while attempting to land at DallasFort Worth International In Iraq invaded seizing control of the oilrich The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Ten years ago In a dra matic scene shown on national a 2 girl at the center of a cus tody was removed from the Michigan home of Jan and Roberta DeBoer and turned over to her bio logical Dan and Cara of Five years ago Cyclist Marco Pantani of Italy won the Tour de which had been marred by a doping Ventriloquist Shari Lewis died in Los Angeles at age Policy The HeraldZeitulig eft courages the submission of Letters must be 260 words or and the Herald Zeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest 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 until it has been letters to to the Editor clothe HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax 830 6063413 email Contact Em City Council Mayor Adam Cork city hall home [email protected] District 1 Sonia MufiozGill 6082100 District 2 Larry Alexander home Districts Gale Pospisil work District 4 Valerie Hull work District 5 Lee Rodriguez work District 6 Ken Valentine home [email protected] Comal County Judge Danny Scheel 6205501 Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Oawson 6205504 830 home Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin 6205509 210 home Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristlna Zamora 6205503 home Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennedy 6205508 830 home Child collects more than his share of lifes merit badges Dad Billy has to go to the emer gency room Joey dashed outside the sec ond we returned home from our evening his face red and his voice loud with My stomach clenched and I had a vision of Billy laying in a pool of Billy is the family and we have gray hairs to prove On his first he broke his nose jumping from the couch onto the Within six he was skydiving from the top bunk onto a pile of Ill never forget when he was 4 years I dropped by for lunch and saw him standing on top of our waving I screamed in ter ror what was my baby doing on the roof He just grinned and shimmied down the running up for a That babysitter didnt last but looking back 1 dont think it was entirely her In the past two Billy has been to the emergency room three Joey was telling us we would have to go Billys first trip to the emergency room involved a broken I thought it occurred when we saw him jumping from a huge oak tree onto the neighbors trampo but he confessed he broke it by jump THROUGH ROSEMARY AND GUY SCOTT ing down the staircase in a single I made it the first two but then I landed on my arm he explained on the way to the The trip occurred when he was practicing being a He was jumping up in the air and seeing how many times he could turn around before he He would do a small turn and say 90 degrees Then he would jump and landing at 180 360 what comes after 360 he asked Before Guy could Billy landed face first on the edge of the coffee cutting his face There was blood and as we whisked him out the Billy I made it around threeandahalf The third trip to the emergency room occurred when Billy left a needle in the carpet after digging around for one of those stickers he always gets in his feet because he refuses to wear He was racing through the when he jammed the needle into his where it broke That trip to the ER preceded three visits to various doctors and which culmi nated in major I was sharply brought back to the pre sent when Guy What hap pened now Joey He cut his foot wide and there was a lot of Guy and I dashed inside the and Billy was sitting on the with Christine gripping his foot and holding a blooddrenched Guy gently pulled back the I sud denly felt sick at the sight of a huge gap ing with Billys tissue Guy breathed a visible sigh of Its Its a clean I could nt believe my As a I would never use the words good and cut in the same but Guy always looks at things When my husband carried Billy into the emergency the attending nurse looked up and Oh What happened this time The next day we took Billy to lunch with While we were I gazed at my young son whose arms arid legs were full of little abrasions and and I scolded I dont like to get all scarred You are too cute to have so many Guy Its okay for men to have I started collecting them about your Billy looked at his father in awe and How many scars do you Dad Guy laughed and Ive had three broken arms my nose was broken seven Four of my front teeth were knocked Ive cut my scarred my dislocated my shoulders and have had lots of I but remembered when we were I never minded my hus bands scars in the one by his eye made him look like a pirate or a movie Guy to are the merit badges of It tells others youre not afraid to Rosemary and Guy have written for many magazines and newspapers across the They have four two one a frog and some fish without ;