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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A 2003 HeraldZeitung fJew drauhteis Zeikmiijvvas fourtdsd j New Bttuftfeb Hwald was founded i The two papers merged in I frinted in Gefmari and Endjfeh until Editor 6ary BfadyCfgiiT scant GifebTatldrt Dlf66far Bdug Tdftay PauKnfl OUR OPINION Unprepared for flu bugs bite With the nation largely out of flu vaccine and in the midst of a bad flu sea health offi cials should begin now to review policies and T he early onset of the flu season combined with the emergence of a new strain of flu has questions about the nations antiinfluenza Many areas of the including Coma have run out of flu county resi dents have been vaccinated this Thats small conso lation for the thousands of others who now find themselves unprotected and with no way of get ting the County health department officials are predict ing this could be one of the worst flu seasons in the number of flu cases exceeds 10 times last years The flu swept the entke Flu cases have now been reported in all 50 Most states have exhausted their supplies of Worse vaccines that were distributed may be less effective than desired because they were designed to fight other strains than the one infecting many All this makes one wonder if the system being used to formulate and produce vaccines is as effective as it to Most flu vaccinesrare designed to target strains that have been detect So if new strains the prevention effort is far less The current dilemma also illustrates problems with distribution and redistribution of enough These concerns should be addressed as the current flu season enters full rather than in when health officials typically begin planning for the next flu s TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 348th day of There are 17 days left in the died ai s Gebrgewas On this date In i8 Alabama joined the Union as 22nd In 1 1 1 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South beating out an expedition led by Robert In the Soviet Union was dropped from the League of In the General Assembly voted to establish headquarters in New 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Parents Get speak upr for the sake of your children The 3 editorial pointed directly to what could be the basis of many of the problems in the world today Total lackpf responsibility by many to raise their children to be good Not one parent could find the time to goto a meeting at Smithson Valley High School to dis cuss issues very close to everyones This is not a unique problem at this pne high school it is a sad expression by a majority of Each one of us needs to speak out on issues that affect all things we All of us need to take a part in doing more than making nasty remarks about President You are insulting not only the but the office as The White House belongs to all of If Bush had not taken the bull bvthe so to would we not be looking at still another tragedy I see weak spots in his all do ft When prayer was taken out of the Was thatnot the beginning of most of our problems Bui is sitting back and letting someone else speak up the answer The with Are not terrorists all members of gangs These parents who did not show up for their students at Smithson Valley did nothing of value to solve problems in their childrens world Barbara J Griffin New Braunfels Time for newspaper to stop printing Charlie Reese columns Now is the ttoefor theHeraldZeitungto ously consider to discontinue publishing editorial columns by Charlie My reason for making this statement is in his column that appeared 25 in the Herald he made several statementsrevealinghis lack of support for morality m this I can think of no good reason vtfiy our newspa per should allowthosewho support immorality to have the privilege to express themselves tothe members of our Morality is an issue that that should receive credibility from the and I believe it should endeavor to publish articled that encourage There are those bTitmerewhowill say that Reese has the right to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the and I dp that is He does have the right of speech but does notsay that he has the privilege to have articles published by those who care about the quality of life for the cit of this IfReese had written a column that extolled the declaration of our national then I would not have come out against as he is a de clared libertarian who belittles the support of morality in this it is time to put his col umn to V In this day and we dont need to endorse who are trying to undo the principles on which this great nation was w F PhitipRogers New Braunfels Reese right City chambers are one in the same Charles Reese really hit the nail on the head with his statement 9 in your This is exactly what is happening here in New He Most city governments are indistin guishable from chambers of They to think their primary function is not to deliver services to the people but to promote eco nomic This proposed new civic center is an excellent example of what we dont I and I dont know if it is that the chamber wants anew faciUtytp get a new office for the chamber says hew economic development will lower Bull corn I have not seen myjaxes go down We have had traffic problems for years and nothing been They are finally getting around to fixing our I am not holding my breath asto how long it will take to get this i NewBrwnfeb United States Government PRESIDENT Bush 1600 Pennsylvania MW 20600 s NAT e KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Seriate Office Building Room 284 20S10 Telephone 202 2246322 fcix 202 2240776 Wabi Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 34967S3 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web AUSTlVOFFJCEr 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR Rayburn House Office Building Room 2231 20515 telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 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 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 E Mill St New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 Email address carter,email@example.com STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 I SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702 Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 210 6570095 Revised mercury pollution regulations are deadly mistake cant tell whether this administration is flaunting its its contempt for science or its conviction that when in power you help your contributors and fry your ene Although how millions of small children and unborn fetuses came to be enemies of Bush and is beyond my political or theologi cal We are talking about the roll back annpunced last week in regulating mercury of it wasnt an nounced as a it was nounced as a great step This raises the always timely i How dumb do they j ji j f MOLiyjVMt Moiiyivinisacoium look at the numbers and tell nist for Creators Syndi iSSSpSSSS Systems PfcfettiSjeS SR4 J i t 1 1 wmg swafffh piphaWy aftects adwits as Itls me of the though not pmym Bight percent of American wpmen of childbearing age already have in their blood above the EPAs safe Mercury emissions from powej plants get intp rain clouds and come down in lakes and and the people who eat Coalfired power plants jhe largest source of spejaang 50 tons a year into the about 4Q percent of tWe In December the mental Protection Agency issued a fmQ tog requiring maximum ampwit of technjcaily reduction In njf j was expected to result to a 8Q peieent roefcury reduction by we new EPA down grade mercury emissions partteylajiy meflpury emissions from the wtijfiy m dustty by taking it out of the Mhazar4 PUS ppllutant It would he fun ny if it werent so Simply by impiementing thi John Bushs costbenefit guru at me Office of Information and Regulatory factored in the cost of special health care and earetaking for those kids The good news is this will save the tylffdustry liundreds of millions of doF every retarded eh tlje coal industry contributed morejhan to Bushs last cam and you John clean air director of the Natural Resource Defense called it a grotesque Tne truth EPA is doing nothing about mercury The decrease to 34 tons a yesr is a byproduct of new fil tering requirements for nitrogen causes smog md suJftjr dipjpde acid wAich arent mwch to write home Mike riewhead of the EP4 defended the proposal as an trajUng like the one eroisstons from power plants cpujo be tQ 5 tens newplan to cjap which endorsed the to ties and mental appaJled byihe not discharged over the 15 borhpod it comes so you get dan gerpus ppckets of hot spots like the ones in south in a nicely dovetailed bureaucratic the Pood and Drug Adrninistra tion chimed in with a softer adviso ry on fish Consumers Union believes the new FDA advisory is so vague as to which fish are likely to have concentrations of mer cury those at the top of me fish food it is largely Probably the most infamous case of mercury poispning was in the Japanese village pf Eugene the great toofcthe pic ture pf the Minamata gentiy holding her hopelessly deformed and retarded child to a steam I once heard aTeps pptttician being begged to considfir doing for the chjldren pHem DatheyhaveaPAC no they But they have Their mommies can read pumbent Thgir know the djf ference te twf so tens a year and 5 top teowwhsl a cajll n jpitfjlbwiion can teJl diffigrtnce
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