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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page HeraldZeitimg Serving New firaurifcls anil Carnal County sinie j New Braunfels Zeitung founded 1 1852 New Braurifels Heraldfyas founded j The two papers merged in 1967and printed in both German and English until 1958 Maitland Brian EditofaridI Cjfaid Pauling Adyejtisjrjg Jlfectpr CeuHHey AbefHathy Manager HeaftiAC Grant OTHER VIEWPOINTS Playoffs would be better than BCS The Chippewa Chippewa on the need for a real college football playoff Since being created in 1998 out of greed by members of lie major collegiate conferences and one television the Bowl Championship Series has been an outright That comes as little surprise to most college football who knew its weaknesses long before they became apparent to those who run The BCSs stated purpose is to match the nations 1 and 2 football teams in a single winnertakeall bowl something it has failed to do in three of the last four Meres one way to do and would make many existing bowl games that is already the A 16team playoff would feature the 11 confer ence champions and five atlarge with the first two rounds held before the That leaves two semifinal games and a championship and they can be played around New Years as part of a scaledback bowl or after the Such a plan is bound to increase college foot balls and at the same time spare us from feigning interest in a bowl game not named after a fruit or a TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is die 350th day of There are 15 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea On this date In Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of Scotland and In composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in In Napoleon Bonaparte was divorced from the Empress Josephine by an act of the French In Gregory the monk whod wielded powerful influence over the Russian was murdered by a group of In the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise counterattack against Allied forces in In President Truman proclaimed a national state of emergency in order to fight Communist 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mail letters to Lettersto Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to From mouth of babes Consider textile mill as civic center site I For what its I offer this story about a po j tential civic center while driving with two teenage sisters j who were adopted from a Russian orphanage two years ago by a local we by the former MissionValleyTextile at the end of McKenna and Both girls observed that these old buildings reminded them of what it was like in their Russian If please consider mis not the existing since they would need to be persons other than myself can list the advantages and While continuing our drive to see Christmas one girl pointed out a lovely home with a for sale sign out She Thats the house I would like to have When asked what she would do with she I would invite my friends at the orphanage to come live in When she was asked to name the she called at least 10 by The younger The 17 yearold blushed and smiled when she called the name of one also The names of the chil dren are on a board in their Texas home as a reminder of die girls Russian ClwrlesChadwell NewBmunfels Parents Choose to be involved with your childrens education I was one of the teachers present for the round table at I volunteered to discuss school vio drinking and I read your article to my students and they were generally defensive of their That was nice to as we all know how much disdain our teenagers usually have for As I rarely miss the opportunity to discuss our journey through we turned the discussion to apathy I shared mis story with As a detective in Los I witnessed the death of three high school They attended a rave party and died after sailing off Angeles Crest Highway on the way The school held a town hall and thou sands showed where few had attended such meetings The parents were beside them selves the blaming the and blaming everyone but themselves and their kids for the decisions they I spoke for three hours about being involved with their I put the blame right back on the parents and their Our society is quick to shift responsibility and blarrie others for our altering decisions andthey need our wisdom whether they know it or Our para digms are but we make choices every As they are responsible for their so are we as Choose to be because before you know they are indeed grown and Kevin Elliott SanAntonio f Auto owners should be careful when disposing of antifreeze I would just like to remind everyone to be care ful when adding antifreeze to their autos this Last several cats died as a result of drink ing One of the cats was and it was too late by the time we found out what was It is a very painful and terrible death for the as well as heartbreaking for the pet lets dispose of auto fluids prop erly and not risk the lives qf our KayKaldwell NewBmunfels United States Gdvernment PRESIDEWT Geofgs Bush 1660 NW 20SOO KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 VWab Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNVN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web 221 West Sixth Suite 153O 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 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Saddam Hussein was shown on world wide newscasts looking exhausted and and pale and enfee Mis beard was so filthy he had to be examined for So much for the theory that running every day keeps you looking your Saddam was humiliated Sun day with the worldwide telecast of a tongue depressor down his Theres no He was nt in custody 10 minutes when the White House began building a case against him for starting the flu Saddam Hussein was found Saturday hiding out on a farm near He had threequar ters of a million dollars in a a supply of brand new and two machine Paris Hilton did a better job of blending into a farming Amnesty International de manded Sunday that Saddam Hussein receive POW status and regular visits from the Red Hes a human being whos felt human Over the Saddam bujjed three and two of them were just nap Saddam was discovered and arrested by U They had to dig him out of a hole in the basement of a mud hut ThanJk goodness he wasnt disguised as a weapon of mass destruction or we might never have found The White House announced the cap ture of Saddam on Sunday and Baghdad reacted with celebratory The vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peace ful and free We will find these peo ple and we will bring them to President Bush missed church Sunday to avoid seeing reporters I le did not want to appeal to be gloating over the capture of a Muslim while standing in front of a You will never see a more gracious sport than a Methodist holding four Saddam hid in a 6by eightfoot ventilated with a fan and air and walled in by Dont feel sorry for The same size holes sell in Manhat tan for if you can pass the interview with the coop The Iraqi Governing Council announc ed Sunday Saddam will be tried by a tri bunal of Iraqi judges inside You have to feel for the At this he could just kick himself for nominating so many conservatives to the Wesley Clark said Sunday that Saddam ought to be tried by the War Crimes Tri bunal in capital pun ishment isnt allowed Europeans dont give mass murderers the death penalty they give them Poland and Pemjocrats were thrown offstride when Saddam was nabbedTheir elec tion strategy is The economy is rebounding and Saddam is in hand but Democrats believe they can win just on their prorhise of a tax Israels Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz sent a telegram to Washington Sunday offering congratulations on the victory against the rulers of Theres no need to rub it Were perfectly well aware that we knocked out die electricity in All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills held meeting Monday to air out member anger over the ordination of Gene Robinson as pish op of New Hes openly Thank goodness my churchs Henry and his six wives are not here to suffer through this assault on tradi tional The Oklahoma Sooners will get to play in the Sugar Bowl for the championship despite a 6 They staggered and stumbled and fell on their faces in that Its the best possible way to train for a weekend in New Glen Campbell pleaded not guilty 9 to drunk driving and hitandrun jji Hjis car struck and demolished another vebiple arid away at high speed before police Everyone js enjoying the extra kick in that postwar Park Place Hotels in Vegas bljjned problem gamblers AM Jhejr casinos display large signs hotline for you to pall if yojuhjye gajn bling One guy who called said he had an ace and six and wondered what to President Bush was honored by the Yale Club with the unveiling 8 of his portrait pn their Keep your eye on this Any painter who can forge a Frederick Remington this well could fool the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma China was hit by a powerful earth quake 9 that rocked its southeastern coastal Geologists were impressed by its If this quake had moved any more things Taiwan would be demanding Us independence from President Bush warned Taiwan that same day not to disturb the status quo in No one expepted anything less out of The three mast adrnired last staMs in Republipan Party folklore are the the I4ttle Big and the Status Chinas Premier Wen Jiabao was wel pomed 9 in South kawn We got a salute lajnd a fjfe and djurn pprps welcome usually goh fe fresh PUJ of eyerylWng that The Perjjagon taJ questions Monday oyer the pmber of troops need ed to prompt interests jn age
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