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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A Wednesday October 23 2003 HeraldZeittmg Serving New Braunfels anil Comal County since 1852 New Braunfeld founded 1862 Nlew Braunfeis Herdid was founded 1890 the two papers merged in 1957and printed in both German and English until 1958 Managing Editor Editbf dary E Maltland Features Editor i Iditof and Putaljshei j Circulation Director i Advertising Director I Business Manager Irian fralgPaullhfl Couftnoy Abernathy Heather Grant OUR OPINION Wurst Bowl offers best of competition Friday nights Worst Bowl has all the ingredients The Wurst Bowl exempli fies why foot ball is so popu lar in Texas No matter which school is victor the community comes out the big winner of a classic Texas high school football game Theres the deep rivalry of two crosscounty teams to fuel spectator interest Emo tions are always high for this football game no matter what the records of the respective teams are But the fact that both teams enter the contest with stellar wonlost records adds a nice twist to the game Dicing it up even more is the revenge factor Canyons upset of New Braunfels last year will be on the mind of every Unicorns player Lastly is die importance of the contest in the final division standings A victory almost guaran tees a postseason appearance The Wurst Bowl exemplifies why football is so popular in Texas Good luck to both teams No matter which school is victor the community comes out the big winner The excitement the spirit and the enthu siasm the event generates annually is a perfect kickoff to a larger event Wurstfest TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday Oct 29 the 302nd day of 2003 There are 63 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Oct Black Tuesday descended upon the New York Stock Exchange Prices col lapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out as Americas Great Depression began On this date In 1682 the founder of Pennsylvania William Penn landed at what is now Chester Pa In 1901 President McKinleys assassin Leon Czolgosz was electrocuted In 1911 American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died in Charleston In 1923 the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed In 1947 former first lady Frances Cleveland Preston died in Baltimore at age 83 In 1956 during the Suez Canal crisis Israel launched an invasion of Egypts Sinai Peninsula In 1956 The HuntleyBrinkley Report pre miered as NBCs nightly television newscast replacing The Camel News In 1964 thieves made off with the Star of India and other gems from the American Museum of Natural History in New York The Star and most of the other gems were recovered three men were convicted of stealing Ten years ago President Clinton speaking at the Kennedy presidential library in Boston pro moted the North American Free Trade Agree ment saying President Kennedy would have sup ported it LETTERS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or fewer The HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all submissions Guest columns should be less than 500 words and must be accompanied by a photo Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be confirmed Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung RO Drawer 311328 New Braunfels TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to We need more feisty engaged citizens I havent written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons One the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the wit nesses under oath and the re marks of the judge and the attor neys inside the courtroom dur ing the trial Everything else is hearsay and gossip Two an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim the perpetrator and their fami Ues Therefore it should be of no interest to anyone else Unless you are family or friend the outcomes of the CHARLEYREESE two trials I mentioned will have no effect on you what soever Its hard to get this mes sage across to young people but life is short It is foolish to waste your life on trivial matters Benjamin Franklin had a rule for his newspaper Unless the information was useful or entertaining it didnt get in Alas that is no longer the stan dard in todays world so each of us has to do our own editing You edit by ignoring information that is neither useful nor entertaining In print publications dials easy You just scan the headlines and skip the stories that are nei ther useful nor entertaining With televi sion you have to use your onoff switch I personally dont give a hoot how those two trials come out or if Ben Affleck and whatshername get married Since Im not ah investor in Hollywood I dont care what the boxoffice gross is for a movie or who wins any of the trade awards Im not inter ested in any entertainment news which is all gossip or commercial hype Unless there is some inspiring story of heroism Im not interested in random accidents and natural disasters that occur far away Or distant wars for that matter Charley Reese is a columnist for King Fea tures Synicate You can write to him at Box 2446 Orlando Fla 32802 Although I admire former California Gov Jerry Brown think hes wrong to advise people to think globally act The fact is that thinking globally is pointless and nothing we do locally is going to affect the outcome in distant places For example the only people who can save the Brazilian rain are the Brazilians Its their forest and their country Whether we think the Chinese should have built a dam on the Yangtze River is a moot point Its their river and theyve built a dam The fact is our country is in no great shape and we should be minding our own affairs We should concentrate on our fami lies our neighborhoods our communities our states and our regions That is enough geography for any human being to be con cerned about Within our own regions are sufficient numbers of socialgovernmental and to keep us all busy Most of us have to work a third of our day to sustain our survival during the other twothirds When you subtract time con sumed by traveling to and from work and by the necessary housekeeping duties then there is not a heck of a lot of time left for saving the world We might better spend our time giving attention to our own chil dren attention that a child craves like oxygen I hate seeing children dumped into day care centers while their parents work at underpaid jobs for giant corporations that dont care about them or their children Unemployment underemployment and people working for unlivable wages are an economic blight that should concern all Americans There are many problems we should be working on instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted by the monstrous tertainment corporate goliath as well as silly internationalists who hide behind a false humanity while trying to get their hands on other peoples resources What we need are more feisty engaged Americans rather than TVinduced zom bies United States Government PRESIDENT George W Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW Washington 200 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 Washington 20610 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Wtoitt Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Drive Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell Senate Courtyard 5 Washington 20610 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282866 Web Send emails through Web AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Navarro Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2231 Washington 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop 410 Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 Texas Government JJ GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State1 Capitol Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 E Mill St New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 WHILE IN AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop 410 Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address email@example.com JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702 Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Miniseries bears little resemblance to President Reagan CALTHOMAS Cal Thomas is a colum nist for Tribune Media Services International He hosts After Hours on Fox News Channel Saturdays at Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to Tribune Media Servifes 435 N Michigan Aye Suite 1500 Chicago 60611 Readers may also leave email at When he was at full ideo logical and political strength liberals couldnt lay a glove on Ronald Wilson Reagan Now that he is in the sunset of my as he poignantly wrote in his final letter to the American people on Nov 5 1994 the left is unleashing a dis torted and inaccurate attack on Reagan in an attempt to rewrite history and smear a good man CBS will air a rniniseries 1 The Nov 16 and 18 If a script obtained by the correctly depicts the final product the show will bear as much re semblance to the real Ronald Reagan as Santa Glaus re flects the real meaning of Christmas The miniseries is produced by Neil Meron and Craig two gay ajctiyista who will be honored with an award in Hollywood nest March at a Building Equity dinner spon sored by the Human Rights Campaign 3 gay liberal lobby That has some rele vance because of one scene in the script obtained by the New York Times and other sources James Brolin who plays Reagan and is married to Reaganbasher Barbra Streisand depicts the former president as believing people with AIDS get what they deserve because they that live in sin shall die in Columnist Jim Pinkerton who worked as an aide in the Reagan White House from 1981 to 1983 said on Fox News Watch where I also appear last week end Reagan was the opposite of a gay basher There was a stink when Nancy Reagan invited her interior decorator and his boyfriend to stay overnight at the White House Some of we social right was upset when he allowed Thats how opposite he was of the tyrarmical judgmental figure he is portrayed in this movie He was a guy from HottywoodHe dealt with gays ail his Ufe He was not a homophone and a Further evidence that Reagajri had a more eompasslonale view of pjeppje with AJDS mm in a J988 letter to AJP8 suffer er jMtt died from the disease which her mother contracted from a blood transfu sion Reagan wrote Nancy and I want you to know you are vejy much in our thoughts and prayers We know there are no words that can lessen your sorrow how we wish there please know you have our deepest sympathy We can only twst in Gods infinite dom and mercy knowing he has received your daughter in that other world where there is no pain or sorrow and where one day we shall all be joined with those we love Reagan assured Glaser that his admin istrauon was moving in every way we can and as fast as we can to find answers to the terrible scourge that brqught SMch sorrow to you and to so many You will continue to be in our prayers God bless Does this sound like an insensitive judgmental man or the opposite The film script depicts Reagan cursing his staff during one Oval Office meeting No staff member j know recalls him using such fepgujge to angerWhile spript as reported in the NewYorkTirnes give Reagan credit for endtof the Cold Wai and depicts him as an excep tionally good politician and moral man it fails to credit him with igniting the big gest economic recovery since World War II Nor is Reagan credited with converting the nation from the malaise days of jjn my Carter to an optimistic outlook Nan cy Reagan played by ludy Davis is por trayed as a Joan Crawford Mommy Dearest shrew who slaps daughter Patti On page 16 of the script as printed on the Drudge Report Web psge there is this exchange among Nancy Reagan her stepfather her mother Edith Stepfather Nancy I dont know what you see in Hollywood As far as i pan tell ifs nothing but Coinrnunists and drug Nancy ft jidnt used to be this did it Mother Edith Hell no When I was hem it was just waJltQwatt Jews and People interested to the real Reagan should read Reagan 4 jjfc jn edited by JSronK sjanjjeraMAjwejjse and Martto Anderson Frjg There yojiH find Ronjfei Reajsn in hjjs own words noj Jtee way the left twists the words of one of our most successful and beloved presidents
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