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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page October 2003 HaraldZeitung Sctving Afctv Rratmfeh and Comatfyimty siiiee New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Bfaunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in I957and printed in both German and English until Circulation Director Paulinfl Advertising birectorlCgUHrjijV Abertiathy Heathef Gfaftt OUR OPINION Redistricting Just get it done Wlten it comes to the donkey isnt going to outrun the So for every ones both parties should put on their running shoes and finalize a The Republicans have shown their undying political will in the congressional redistricting but they are losing traction in their suits and wingtips in If redistricting is what con stituents strap on a pair of tennis shoes and just do But stop the and stop holding hostage the upcoming presidential pri Redistricting has been a political juggernaut since the first remap was It was going to and the Democ rats albeit was altogether With three legislative sessions and two Democ ratic fright flights behind we still havent a and the March primary likely will be de What can we say for ourselves what can our legislators say for themselves theyll It was their The Republicans will blame the delay on Dem ocrats stall tactics and quorumbusting outof state isnt the most beauti ful place on but it wasnt and that was good enough for the House The Senate Democrats exodus to Albuquerque staved off Senate action for a but one of their John was prescient enough to realize the GOPs resolve wouldnt end soon He and his cohorts are both houses are in and Republicans control the yet redistricting is moving with the lethargy of molasses through a garden Shame on them As the GOPers point their party is as responsible for the delay as anyone Redistricting has been on the docket for but even among the Republicans have never had a clear consensus on what they would sendjtp The infighting occurring ed out long before the third session was gaveled to order or the first or for that As the old adage you dont have to be faster than the just faster than the slowest guy or gal with The donkey isnt going to outrun the elephant on this But for everybodys lawmakers should just put on their running shoes and final ize this mess once and for LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is profit motive driving Citys and manhandled in factory 1 r i t i Veal calves are torn from their mothers at plans tor farmland annexation chained by the neckfor 16 weeks in filthy Just a few words about being annexed by the wood city of New Sows are encased for three years in metal ges Good for Evelyn right on tation I agree and sympathizewith what you said Laying hens are crammed up to eight birds into about fanners and living in the I also live battery cages the size of a folded in Comal County Canyon Lake and looking vme mesh floors and walls that cut their feet down the see the same thing happening to I dont or annexation by New Could it be that the developers have ties with those wanting annexation Would a profit motive be involved Does it matter that most of the resi dents affected dont seem to want annexation Does the county government or a say in this matter Carl Shea But there can be no debate over the terror inflicted every day on billions of farm animals by the meat Each more than 10 billion sheep and other feeling animals are mutilated and tear out their These animals are transported in crowded trucks with no protection against weather extremes and many die in Even slaughter doesnt end their as they are frequently scalded and drowned by slaughterhouse workers while still Studies have demonstrated that animals expe rience many of the emotions that we includ ing sorrow and One survey showed that 93 percent of Ameri cans oppose farm animal Another foundthat 85 percent of Americans oppose rais This is Gandhis I observed World Farm Animals launched 20 years to expose and memorialize the daily suffering inflicted on animals by animal agricul I wll be asking my friends and neighbors to stop subsidizing this suffering by cutting their consumption of animal Kevin Snutte New Braunfels Cany on Lake debate terror TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 280th day of There are 85 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On the second Battle of Saratoga began during the American British forces John Burgoyne surrendered 10 days On this date In author Edgar Allan Poe died in Balti at age In Republic of East Germany was In the United Nations General Assembly approved an advance by forces north of the 38th Parallel in the Korean In Democratic presidential candidate John Kennedy and Republican opponent Richard Nixon held the second of their broad cast In President Kennedy signed the docu ments of ratification for a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet In the Motion Picture Association of America adopted its filmrating LETTERS 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 letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to United States Government PRESIDEMT George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20600 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAIANJONIO 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell Senate Courtyard 5 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2231 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 8215024 Fax 210 3215947 HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 Email address STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address jeffwentworth@senate.state.tx.us JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 Saddams suspected links to al Qaida melt away with time N MQLLYIVIWS EWYORK you con fused yet Two weeks Presi dent Bush Theres no ques tion that Saddam Hussein had alQaida In September he You cant dis tinguish between alQaida and But Bush also said two weeks We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the That helpful clarifica tion came after Vice President Dick Cheney was asked on Meet the Press why he thought 70 percent of Ameri cans believe Saddam was behind Its not surprising that people make that con said the Back in Cheney Molly Ivin is a columnist for Cre ators Her freelance work has appeared in The TV Guide and numerous other pubhad said it was pretty She ajso does occasional well confirmed that National Public Iraq and the 11 Radio and iheMcNeWLehrerprohijackers had coordi 8fam Butmostrecent ly he I dont know if Saddam was connected to 11 On the thoroughly discredited report that the tead hyajeker Mohajnmad Am met with an Iraqi intejlipnce pjjkejr to Prague to Cheney Wye nev er been able to develop my owe of that yet either in terms of conjfonjng it oj denying the report has been disavowed by Czech and American intelligence found that Atta was on the East Coast of the United States at the time of the alleged still trying to follow the bouncing ball on Saddam and we find the Los Angeles Times reporting in f November Allies Find No Links Between which supported the United States in the war and has been active in prosecuting reported no link to In the National Journal re ported on three former Bush national security officials who had said the pre war evidence tying alQaida to Iraq was exaggerated and often at odds With the conclusions of key intelligence formerly of the State Departments Bureau of Intelli gence and said intelligence confirmed that Saddam and alQaida were mortal Osama bin Laden often denounced Saddam Hussein as an Guess someone forgot to tell the presi dent and the vice The one known connection between Iraq and alQaida is that for a time an al Qaida operative was in pre sumably up to no although we have no there were 18 al Qaida operatives lurking in mis country djpis jbyg make m gujty ollajboring terrorists According to the Los Angeles the classified section of a congressional report about 941 details a Saudi gov ernment that not only provided signifi cant money and aid to the suicide hijack ers but also allowed potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to flow to alQaida and other terrorist groups through sup port charities and other after his statement on 19 that weve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in Bush said on 25 941 changed my calcula Its really important for this nation to continue to chase down and deal with threats before they and we learned that on you we have no evidence that Saddam was involved in Moving right along to the crystalclear matter of the weapons of mass destruc we find Colin Powell saying of Sad darn back in 200l I think we ought to declare our containment policy a suc We have kept him contained kept him in his He is unable to project conventional power against his neigh He threatens not the United Veep Cheney tjjen believed the Five days after 94 he Saddam Hussein is boiUed But the storyline md by October Bush toW wie nation tbjeat comes from America flypj the threat gafe ering against Facing clear evidence of we cajuiot wait for the firta proof smoking guji that j in the form of a nuclear Just before the Bush The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mer cy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass We could go on and on with all the de tailed information the administration gave us about Saddams weapons of mass than 500 tons of Sarin But now comes the Kay report confirming what we have been learning all aint For whenever anyone Where are the weapons of mass de struction the administration and its flaks in the press corps You better not raise that question because youll sure be embarrassed when we find them we havent Not a trace of biological or nuclear I have been trying to concentrate on the pragmatic Even if we were wrong to go into lets focus on what can be done now to save the But as when the ident admits Saddam Hussein had noth ing to do with 9u or searcners admit mey have seems to me useful to gp and review the The 70 percent ot Uie Ameri can people are under the misimpression chatSaddaniwascomected to9ll seems to me a shocking iridictmem of the news media1 think we need to go back and how ws got where WJP   

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