Tuesday, September 30, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page September HeraldZeitung j Serving New Braunfels anil Comal County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded j The two papers merged in 1957and printed in both German and English until 1958 Managing Editor Editor ft M Minii IflWlMINI Features Editor Editor and Publisher Circulation Director Advertising Director Crete Paiilhie Business Manager CeUffitey ApeffiatHy HSSuier QfUfn OUR OPINION Red Cross work deserves support The Red Cross has shown its heart in our times of But the agency cannot do its good work without the communitys continued N ewBraunsfelers know about helping neigh bors in their time of and thats what one local man did when our East Coast brethren were struck by the devastation of Hurricane Bob a volunteer from the local branch of the American Red was dis patched to help when Isabel He took with him the goodwill of the people of his He is stUl there volunteering his and he deserves We must not that the Red Cross has shown its heart here in our own times of When floods have stricken our commu nity in the the Red Cross was ready to lend a helping We could safely the Red Cross would be here tomorrow if again the need But the Red Cross cannot do its good work without our Since July of last the Red Cross disaster relief fund has had million in expenditures but received only million in Financial straits have threatened the Red Cross ability to help So next time you see Bob say And next time you get a chance to help out me Red please do TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 273rd day of There are 92 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On German and Italian leaders decided to appease Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakias On this date In dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time on a patient in his Boston In Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season to break his own majorleague In an international military tribunal in found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war In the Berlin Airlift came to an In the motion picture This Is which introduced the triplepro jector Cinerama widescreen premiered at the Broadway Theatre in New In the first atomicpowered the submarine was commissioned by the In actor James Dean was killed in a two car collision near In black student James Meredith succeed ed on his fourth try in register ing for classes at the University of Ten years ago An estimated people were killed when a magnitude earthquake struck southern Colin Powell stepped down as chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a retirement ceremony at Fort Five years ago The General Accounting Office reported that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and his Robert had spent more than 40 million dol lars on the investigation of President Clintons Arkansas land deals that was expanded to include the probe of the Monica Lewinsky Colin Powell LETTERS TO THE EDITOR School districts send wrong message on teachers value I with the News Digest report from 20 edition which concerned the two Comal and NBISD teachers who were recently recognized for their outstanding educational contributions to their What a sad way to recognize their achieve ments Both school districts administrators have decided to not fully compensate them during their threeweek professional development trip to What kind of message are both districts sending to their teacher The message I loud and is that these teachers have done really great jobs and have brought positive recognition to their schools and their school but their administrators are going to make them pay for by reducing their compensation I am sure this action will stimulate other teachers to excel and work many extra hours to get that kind of recog nition and appreciation from their administra I cant prove but I would be willing to bet that not one administrator in either district has had their compensation reduced for any of the many professional development trips they have made at school district Teachers are the heart and soul of a school dis trict and routinely work many hours without It would seem the finan cial impact of one teacher from each school dis trict being paid their contracted salary during a professional development trip could be easily especially when a considerable amount of money can be spend on Astroturf or other such noneducational items and can be overcome Jim Beach New Braunfels We need more competition in the grocery store business Do any of our city fathers or people in the know have a clue if there is a possibility of anoth er major grocery chain coming to New Braunfels in the near future We are in desperate need of one I have never shopped in a grocery store in any other city that did not pleasantly offer to help you carry your groceries to the as are only helping them save money on the number of employees that they I do not feel this is our With the exception of the I feel most of the employees are far less than I have actually had stockers not even offer to get out of the way so that I might look over the meat they were I feel sure there are other shoppers out there that have encountered some of the same prob lems as I it is very apparent to me that they are slowly phasing out wellknown brands in order to place only their store Most shop pers want lets get another major grocery chain in our city that will be courteous and Marifyn Klein New Braunfels Use of rifle photograph sent wrong message about safety 1 was appalled to see the large picture on the front page of the Sept 14 paper with the muzzle of a rifle pointed directly at the The first rule of firearms safety is to treat every shotgun or handgun as if it were loaded and to make sure it is pointed in a safe To display a photograph such as you did is irrespon I have enjoyed target shooting and and as a parent and responsible I hope that your paper will print an expla also on the front that careless behavior with a firearm is not acceptable and include rules for firearms A major reason for the many firearms accidents today is that especially young are not It would be a service to our com munity if your paper assisted in disseminating this Everett Deschner Canyon Lake LITTIRS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or The HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be less than 500 words and must be accompanied by a Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail tetters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to United Government PRESIDENT George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20600 SENATE KAY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20610 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Writ Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNVN Russell Senate Courtyard 5 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 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Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Bush should wake up The road to empire leads to darkness CHARLEYRHSI Charley Reese is a columnist for King Fea tures You can write to him at Box I really dont understand George Why cant he say 1 was convinced that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction but apparently our intel ligence was Im sorry to have misled but getting rid of Saddam is still a good and so there is apparently some thing in the Bush genes that for bids ever admitting to having made a Such arrogance cost his father a second and it could do the same to the sons political In the fathers he refused to apologize to the American people for breaking his prom ise never to allow new son Bush doesnt bring up the topic of weapons of mass except to say that hes sure they will find evidence of dormant programs werent used to sell Americans on going to Stockpiles and imminent acquisition of nuclear weapons were used to sell the That as Edward Kennedy has put it so a Saddam was a bad though the worst of his brutalities occurred during the 1980s when he was an American But a Saddam I lussein without weapons of mass living in a falling apart economy with a falling apart was a problem for not for All of Saddams neighbors told Bush that they were not afraid of There getting rid of him was not worth the 300 American lives already spent and more sure to Now the neoconservatives who got us into a war on false pretenses are saying we cant afford to lose the This same ploy was used to prolong Americas stay in We wont lose the peace if we hand Iraq over to the Iraqis and say We will if we prolong our That old colonialist racism is manifest ing itself in all these remarks about our having to tutor the Iraqis in running their own The Iraqis can govern them Theyve been a nation as long as Finland and a civilization longer than Bush wants to stay in Iraq for purely economic He wants to make sure its not the who decide who gets the business of a rebuilding a He doesnt want a democratic government in He wants a puppet government that will follow his Its too bad Bush isnt a Hes fol lowing in the colonialist footsteps of the They tried occupation and found it was too bloody and so they set up a puppet The Iraqis over threw And the probability is high that they will drive us out and overthrow whatever puppet government we leave The question is how many billions of dollars and how many American lives we want to spend teaching George Bush a lesson he should have learned at the We Americans are not cut out for When Arab terrorists struck the twin the FBI and CIA suddenly discovered they were woefully short of people who could read and speak Yet weve been involved in the Middle East for a I met an Air Force gen eral in charge of choosing nuclear and during the conversation he referred to Iran as an Arab Its in case you dont God only knows what poor people he chose as targets for anni We have soldiers scattered around the world in 120 The vast military industrial complex is bleeding us We have a president who advocates an end less Our country will not survive an endless Well go If the president aspires to be the he should read some Roman None of the or their fared very My prayer is that Americans will wake up and reestablish the republic the Founding Fathers gave along with a policy of armed neutrality and no foreign That way leads to a bright The road to empire leads to i