New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 12, 2003, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 12, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HfiRALOZEfTUNd December HeraldZeitung Serving New Braunfels County since New Bfaunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Brauhfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor News Editor Maittofld Features Editor CMSI Editor arid Publisher Irian Giant CirftUlatWfi Difeotdf Deufl Tdfuy Advertising Director Business Manager Cfalfl Paullnfl eatiHnay Abamathy Grant OUR OPINION Gifts from heart warm areas soul civic and government groups and businesses have been busy doing their part to make sure that hundreds of needy families have a happier I aturday of volunteers and employees at the HeraldZeitung will travel throughout the community delivering 200 baskets of food staples to needy fami The deliveries culminate our annual Cheer Fund cam There are many such holi day projects throughout Comal County that are wind ing toward completion as Christmas Also on the Toys for Tots campaign will be accepting donations at Jahns Street 262 Jahn Within the next 12 the Comal County Sheriffs Office and the New Braunfels Police Department will wind up their annual Green Santa and Blue Santa There are Angel Tree projects under way at schools and other locations in the Hundreds of children will have a happier Christmas because of these unselfish These are just a few of the communitywide projects involving churches and civic groups that do their part to brighten the holidays for the We offer thanks to all those whose generosity once again confirms that New Braunfels and Comal County is a great place to TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 346th day of There are 19 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the On this date In Joseph Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the House of In The Katzenjamimer pid J ti neenng comic strip created by Rudolph made its debut in the New York In 19 authorities in announced that the Mona stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris in had been recov 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 GUESTCOLUMN Build new civic center downtown The new civic center should not be built on the proposed Comal River The river is one of several attractions that lure people to visit New but that does not mean it makes sense to put the civic center next to the The river is a unique greenbelt winding through the The civic center would be an intrusion into this natural not pave paradise to put up a parking lot The more appropriate site for the new civic center is the existing south Seguin Avenue site along with adjacent property on south Castell The Seguin site puts the building in a place of prominence that is visible to arriving traffic approaching the town Since the site is the with the the building can visually and symbolically mark the approach to the town Both the existing historic buildings and the new civic center would benefit from their prox imity to each accommoda and retail stores would be within walking distance of the civic center and would see increased The civic center could mar ket the sites of access to as well as citywide attrac in its promotional Bordered by south Seguin Garden Street and south Castell the site straightforward oppor tunities for solutions to site visitor park public service and The site is easy to Its good urban plan ning to build Like the the new DALEDIBELLO senior associate of Eubanks Group Archi tects in New civic center will be out in plain view with other architecturally significant The downtown location connects the civic center to New Braunfels in broader ways than the river site The downtown site symbol ically addresses cultural busi government and It physically places the facility in the center of city LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to object to toll roads idea I urge everyone who is against converting exist ing roads into toll roads to write and complain to Not that these public officials will but not complaining makes these officials think that these conversions are converting exist ing highways are not Send your written comments to 125 11th Austin Attn Phillip Texas Turnpike Authority call your county commissioner and remind them who they work Tell them not to accept toll roads converted from existing SpringBrnnch United States Government PRESIDENT George Bush 1660 Pennsylvania NW 20600 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 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 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill i 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 [email protected] STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address [email protected] Democrats pay people to vote for big government ANNCOUITER Ann Coulter is an attor author and a columnist for Universal Press The cover story in this weeks New York Times magazine described lioward Deans hardcore support as consisting primarily of impotent nosepickers hoping to make some friends and unsuccessful audition ers for Gap That is to the followers as opposed to leaders of Their passion for Dean was aptly summarized by 24yearold Lauren official representative at a Dean earn paign office one particular Though she broke into tears several times while try ing to explain the allure of the Dean Popper man aged to convey that she was first attracted to Dean based on his policy of having a state social worker visit every new mother in Not that Imtrying to privatize anything but in my home state of Connecti a new mother is traditionally visited by her own Popper This campaign is about allowing people to come together and tell their life With quotes like its not going to be easy to tone down the Republicans overcpnfidence in the coining presiden tial But lately Ive noticed that a lot of Democrats are comparing inevitable nominee Dean to George MeGoyern and wearily predicting a land slide for Thats not the fighting spirit we expect from the party that wig go to the smallest town in North Dakota to remove the Ten Whenever liberals all start singing from the same they are up to no I believe the game plan is this The Democrats will spend the next 11 months ruefully admitting that its going to be a 50state landslide for Republicans will engage in their normal partisan and everyone will seem to be agreed that Bush is going to win a 50 state if the fina1 tally is anything short of its a 40state landslide for New York Times will be able to crow about Bushs poor showing and run headlines like Americans Still Deeply Divided on This is precisely what happened in the 1998 midterm That Re publicans made history by winning a majority in both Houses of Congress for the third straight Just four years millions of Americans who had never voted Republican in their entire lives did it for the first In they did it a third Though Republicans lost five seats in the they held their The Democrats haifcen stranglehold on the House was The Los Angeles Times headline the next day was typical Democrats Exult in Victories as GOP Takes Stock pf Losses Elections Republicans Retain Control of But Their Leadership There Is Defeats Undercut Impeach ment Drive and Reopen Party I suppose its possible the Democrats predjyctiojis pf and ruin in the presidential election are ft is beyond dispite that Dem is a more uppalUng candidate dian George McGovern ever some Americans think choosing the leader of the free world should be a process of people corning together to tell their life Consider that approximately 100 mil lion people vote in presidential The total population eligible to vote including the the the incapacitated and the only 180 million And 20 million Amer icans work for the Or at least appear on government It gets a Jittie complicated when youre try ing to define work in the context of a government more Americans work for state or local government wan work in any form of We cros sed that Rubicon about JO years mixed in with employees in public welfare and housing and com munity there is one lone category of federal gmployee that tends to vote Republican the Thats why George Bush recently flew halfway around the globe to serve them But according to the gQQg there are more civilian employees working for the post office than for national defense or international relations of any kjnjj Tte enjjp rj bflJto civyiaji and armed i fewer there areabout l0 government teachers pr o Then there aje thjj rrjta Ajneri cans on food of there are the 39 mJlUon greedy geezers collecting Social The greatest generation rewarded itself with a pretty big millions more Americans poach off your salary through literally incalcula ble government such as govern ment corporate and all the bureaucratic quagmires for which there is no exit like the earned income tax disability payments and workmans Its interesting how difficult it is to lo cate information about the number of people living off the The gov ernment knows how many Alaskan natives have at least a bachelors degree arid in a twobedroom but its impossible to track down precisely how many voters get checks from the govern At a there must be at least 0 million Americans who draw in whole or in from the And we just keep getting more and more of gvenwhen the private sector is suffering through job reduc plant unem taxpayer stiJJ is the Pajasjte Party starts with a 49 percent of the I run a they run an ismm person in fact that appears to be their plan for next year The Party peppje fer Us gwtrnrnjnf an4 thjn sta wide popularity for its ;