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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A August FORUM contact Managing edttar QaryLMaWaftd 220 NRW BRAUNFBLS 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 Houston Chronicle on corporate reform In his Devils begun in the Ambrose Bierce defined a corporation as an inge nious device for obtaining individual profit with out individual One year after pas sage of corporate reform legislation known as the definition is only slightly The Associated Press according to Bush administration the government has won 250 corporate fraud charged 354 peo ple with corporate crimes and won more than million in fines and Last the Citigroup and Morgan Chase banking institu tions agreed to pay fines and disgorge profits of million for their role in helping Enron mis represent its major security firms agreed to pay billion to settle charges that analysts had made false recommendations to investors in order to curry favor with corporate investment banking The picture is Two central fig ures in the Enron Ken Lay and Jeff have never been The trials of those who have been indicted and havent pleaded guilty are months or years The Securities and Exchange under a new William now requires corporations chief executive and financial officers to certify the companys financial Never again can corporate chieftains claim they know nothing about grotesque account ing fantasy profits and concealed The SEC requires corporations to expense stock options and get investor approval for executive compensation noted many company executives and boards have not gotten the message that huge bonus es and perks are not in the best interests of investors now eager for lowtaxed Last month the Chronicle reported in its busi ness section five Houston CEOs were paid more than million in even though the value of three companies had declined Two CEOs received more than Proponents of huge salaries for executives say companies need to pay a lot in order to secure the executives best If a CEO is unwilling to give his best for a couple of million a year plus the company may have the wrong person for the some CEOs add great value to their com That is their and the extra value belongs to CEOs shouldnt automatical ly get tens of millions of dollars extra for doing their After few CEOs get pay cuts when stock value The wave of corporate accounting scandals set off by Enrons meltdown has warned investors to be careful where they put their Despite new corporate misdeeds will continue until individual profits for corporate executives and board members are accompanied by individ ual Policy The HeraldZeitungen courages the submission of Letters must be 260 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 email Price of parking at CISD unfair Contact Em Where does it stop Comal Independent School District has once again raised fees for parking permits for the students who drive to Last the increase was 150 An addi tional was mak ing parking that once cost go up to This it has gone from to This is a 40 percent in one years For the sake of compari parking at New Braunfels High School was last Samuel Clemens and will this and Navarro is Parking at CISD high schools is big It seems our principals are the men at the top making these pricegouging deci sions with no Brad Wright of Smithson Valley High School bases his justi fication for this ridiculous price increase on the fact that Highland Park charges for parking for those who dont Today In History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is the 220th day of There are 145 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On President Nixon announced he would resign following new damaging revelations in the Watergate On this date In Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for Helena to spend the remainder of his days in In Thomas Edison received a patent BRENDA KLAR Guest Column Highland Park is in the Dallas area and one of the richest areas across the United We hardly compare to Bob Wiegand of Canyon High based on last years feels the prices are fair and stated the money went to things like funding school activities like pizza I have been informed this year the money will go to the administration office for God only knows There is nothing about CISD parking lots that makes them appear any better than any other and our kids are not guaranteed a spot to either Our district is not capable of busing all of these kids to and from so why are we allow ing them to punish the kids who already save our dis trict money by not using the bus system if you dont start it will only get worse I strongly urge you to voice your opinion to your the school board and Superintendent James These people count on us to forget when they pull stunts like and will be the same ones ask ing you to vote for a bond in the I personally will not forget their unfair price gouging and will likely never vote yes to another nor will I encourage anyone else to do My last child attends Canyon High This will be the last parking per mit I will but you can when asked to sup port school I will be reluctant to do know ing there is money in general fund generated from the parking lot price goug ing to cover such Brenda Klar is a Comal ISD for his In six convicted Nazi saboteurs whod land ed in the United States were executed in two oth ers received life imprison In President Truman signed the United Nations In the Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War In the United States and South Korea initialed a mutual security In Britains Great Train Robbery took place as thieves made off with million pounds in ban In Richard Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican national con vention in Miami In Vice President Spiro Agnew branded as damned lies reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in and vowed not to resign which he even tually In the United States launched Pioneer Venus which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of City Council Mayor Adam Cork city hall home District 1 Sonla MuflozQill 6082100 District 2 Larry Alexander home District 3 Gale Pospisil work District 4 Valerie work District 5 Lee Rodriguez work District 6 Ken Valentine home firstname.lastname@example.org Comal County Judge Danny Scheel 6205501 Fax 6082026 Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson 6205504 830 home Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Milllkin 6205509 210 home Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora 6205503 home Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennedy 6205508 830 home Episcopalians should 4Is a gay leader Gods will An Episcopalian friend of reacting to the elevation of an openly homosexual priest to the office of said to If youre a heterosexual clergyman and youre having sex outside you can be But if youre a homosexual clergy man having sex outside they Most denominations that call themselves Christian take the Bible as their text for spiritual and relational Some in the Episcopal Church take a liberal view of the just as some do of the Constitution it must be constantly updated to suit cultural This view lends itself to constant misinter pretation and it leads to religious or political Ancient Scripture sets out para meters for all human sexual To get around restric tions limiting sexual activity CAL THOMAS between a man and a woman within a marital liberal theologians had to construct a theology saying the Bible does not really mean what it clearly It is the same with the which is interpreted by liberals to allow for the use of Gods name in vain as an act of protected but prohibits the favorable use of His name under the same First Amend If Scripture is to be circumvent ed in the matter of homosexuality and not disqualify one who seeks the office of what about divorce The newly approved Gene who had been described by The New York Times in deliciously politically correct language as the gay bishop left his wife and two chil dren to take up with a In what is regarded by most Christians as the job description for high church Paul the Apostle wrote to his young pro tege Timothy an overseer or minister must be above the husband of one and must manage his own family well and see that his chil dren obey him with proper Paul then asks an important question If anyone does not know how to manage his own how can he take care of Gods church 1 Timothy 5 Members of the Episcopal who give their money and their presence in the are being asked to accept a bish op who is not qualified for the office nor even for the priestly one he Do the Episcopal leadership and the leadership of the parent Anglican Church want to send the message the Bible says only what some people want it to say Some of Robinsons supporters call him a holy What could that possibly since all have sinned and fallen short of Gods glory Romans Perhaps like the word is during the Clinton adminis depends on what one means at a given People who regard Scripture as having passed from God to man without error have warned for years what happens when these texts are treated as something less than Once compro mises are made and Im not talking about stoning though such a practice might be one way to implement term limits in Washington alTthings become not only but If God is not God and if man says God didnt say what He has then what standard is to be used to judge anything It is more than a slippery It is slippery theology with potential eternal Who gets to God or man If then man becomes God and God is at least in mans If a practicing homosexual priest who divorced his wife and walked out on his children is deemed a fit leader for the Episcopal members are going to have to ask themselves a serious question Does their denomination represent the will of their God if why dont they abandon a church that has clearly abandoned Him Col Thomas is a syndicated
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