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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HERAUZEITUNG August FORUM Contact Managing Editor Gary Maltland 220 NEW BRAUNFELS 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 830 6259144 Other Views Fort Worth StarTelegram on diplomats should be diplomatic When it comes to international talk ing is almost always better than not Better that North Koreans have agreed to partici pate in sixnation talks about their nuclear weapons buildup than the alternative which is too potentially devastating to While diplomats from the United North and South Japan and Russia are still a long way from actually sitting at a table to discuss the particulars how North Korea can end its nuclear the fact such details are being worked out is That makes John Boltons speech on Thursday in South an example of when talk isnt always undersecretary for arms control and international outlined a litany of accusations against North Korean ruler Kim Jong including labeling him an a fool and a Heres how Londons Financial Times saw it Washingtons moustachioed and bespectacled arms control negotiator shocked South Koreans accustomed to quiet and cautious negotiations with North Korea he launched a fierce attack on Kim Jong North Koreas as the embodiment of everything evil about the Nice talk from an undersecretary in the State which is supposed to engage in Today In History EY ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is the 219th day of There are 146 days left in the Todays highlight in his tory On forces landed at Guadal marking the start of the first major allied offen sive in the Pacific during World War On this date In George Washington created the Order of the Purple a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned In the Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the governments attempt to ban the James Joyce novel In the United n prison crime rate down i Policy States launched Explorer which sent back a pic ture of the In Congress passed the Gulf of Tbnkin resolu giving President Johnson powers to deal with reported North Vietna mese attacks on In French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New Yorks World Trade In a plane carrying Congressman Mickey and 15 oth ers disappeared over There were no sur In Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Joseph Lieberman to be the first Jewish vice presidential candidate on a major party Letters To The Editor New businesses would add to citys traffic woes It was hard for me to be ecstatic New Braunfels was working so hard bring new companies to the The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Im had no problem being very none of our city council mem bers or Michael Meek have been on the road Saturday mornings at the intersec tions of Texas Business 35 and the access It is a Cars are at a There is no place to go because of I tried two differ ent ways to head It took me 35 minutes to finally get through that I called my city council Larry to voice my and he told me he was going to talk to the police chief about cutting loose a couple of offi cers to direct traffic at the mentioned This past the situa tion had not changed one and I did not see a single officer in the 1 wish New Braunfels residentsrcould gerhalf the attention Schlitterbahn and any potential new businesses now receive from our city God have mercy on us next year if something is not done to control The kicker is we are inviting new busi nesses to join our traffic I believe local folks come since we are supporting our city on a yearround Us little folk deserve just a little Joan Helmke New Braunfels Circle Arts also shines positive light on local youths I wholeheartedly agree with Rudy Seidels recent comments about youth today too often being portrayed in a nega tive way and what a positive image they made in The Music Man at the This was completely reinforced at Circle Arts Theatres recent production This allcollege 70 percent begin ning their acting days with Circle Arts Theatres youth The Inner gave countless hours of ener dedication and enthusiasm during their summer vacations without any mon etary Their high degree of profes sionalism would rival any stage produc tion in New Rafael as was not acting he was That spirituality tran scended to all of the Filled with modern happenings and a stage set amidst a con struction Roberta Elliott brought out the message loud and God is within each and every one of and the world cannot survive without As Paula director of the Southwest School of Art and recently the arts are vital in our complex world art helps us to articulate the human experi to express the inexpressible arts are a cultural Our commu nity is filled with an unusual wealth of the arts support and take time to enjoy and Wayne Where do lostandfound items from Schlitterbahn go My son is a season pass holder at Last he and a friend were pulled from a ride in the park and forced to give up their season passes for two Their crime was finding money in the They were told it was against the rules to look for money and were not to pick up anything that had been The security person told them all money that is lost is collected and given to a womens but they could not say how much is col lected on a I am all for giving the money to charity if that is the but I want to know where all the is If find ing money is against the carrying money in a bathing suit pocket should be Mark Crider New Braunfels gay school The HeraldZeitung en courages the submission of Letters must be 250 words or and the Herald Zeitung reserves the right to edit all 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 to Letters to the Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax 830 6063413 email Contact Em City Council Mayor Adam Cork city hall home District 1 Sonia MufiozGill 6082100 District 2 Larry Alexander home District 3 Gale Pospisil work Valerie Hull 210 work District 5 Lee Rodriguez work District 6 7iu Valentine home 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 mis Ive said before our poor coun try sometimes resembles an openair insane here are two more pieces of evi dence to support that assertion 1 New York City has decided to fund a high school strictly for 2 The Pentagon planned to set up a futures market in which investors could speculate on such things as terrorist assassinations and the over throw of As Jack Paar used to I kid you enough people in Congress were outraged by this latest wacky idea from the Pentagon that the fearless bureaucrats have backed They already had a Web site for what they euphemistically referred to as the Policy Analysis they reasoned the famed invisi ble hand of the market would be a better predictor of future ter rorist acts than our intelligence It was to be set up so you in bet money on who would get assassinated CHARLEY REESE or which government would get given the tea leaves and the readers of entrails from roadkill would be better predictors than the the DIA Defense Intelligence Agency or all the other alphabet organizations in the socalled intelligence One Americans are going to ask politicians just what we get for the billion these spooks spend every aside from mythical weapons of mass destruction and a failure to pro tect Americans from belief that mar ket forces could predict political events shows an cultlike faith in You would think somebody in the Pentagon would have remembered the millions of Americans who lost trillions of dollars in the last market What made them think the market would be any better at predicting murder and revolution than it is at pre dicting a good economic future As for the homosexual high this is being done on the grounds homosexual students are harassed and Are we going to build separate high schools for everybody who gets teased or bullied skinny fat freckled not to mention whites and Asians In the first the homo sexual lobby greatly exaggerates alleged harassment of homosex in my Most of the young people Ive talked to are quite Why shouldnt they given they are being brainwashed daily by the Hollywood and television to accept homosexuality as normal behavior In the second as politi cally incorrect as it is to there is no homosexual Homosexuality is a product of environment and Why put 13yearolds who are just coming to terms with sexuality in an environment that will encourage them to choose homo sexuality it seems to is social engineering run the answer to rude behavior and bullying is to toss the bullies and the yahoos out of school not isolate their vic This leads to another case of social engineering run When I was a kid in the standard answer to bullies was to fight at least in the civilized area of the Old South where I paid no attention to students fisthght students face crimi nal charges if they swap punch es in a public school This is stu Boys are naturally competi and they need ways to let the steam Keep it bottled up by prohibiting and you might end up with a Columbine shooting Most schoolyard fights ended with a handshake and no seri ous damage to either partici My first suspension came in the second grade after losing a fair fight to the biggest boy in the whole elementary I beaned him with a When he we fought again with the same only this time I could see the point lessness of getting beat beaning him with a getting beat beaning him with a on into the indefinite I decided to shake hands instead and go back to being social engineers dont allow kids today to have the benefit of that kind of learn ing Just as they call high spirits a medical they call normal conflicts crimi nal God save the nation that loses all of its common Charley Reese is a syndicated