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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A TuesdayiDecember 2003 HeraldZeitung iefvifig Braunfels and Comat County since New Btaunfsls ZeitungWaS fouhcted 1862 New Bmunfels HeraW was founded The two papers merged in l957and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Features Editor Qary MflltlOfid JiMdy Brian Editor and Publiahef Clrculatloh Ditedor I Advertising Director Dttufl Tofley Business Manager Cour way Abemathy Hftaihsr Grant OTHERS Views Saddam must be tried by his people The Arizona on Saddam Hussein If there is a guiding principle to be found when weighing the options regarding Saddam it is this He must be tried for his crimes by and before While technical disagreements over the timing of Saddams trial and the precise manner in which it is to be conducted must be worked the essential fact of a trial before Saddams own citi zens seems to be gaining widespread As it Saddam has much to answer And to lots of George Bush has a legitimate reason for seeking to try Saddam before an American tribu the president says he is determined to defer this nations judgment of Saddam to the The resonating effect of Saddams capture is Without a resolution of Saddams Iraq could not proceed beyond his It could not hold out hope of becoming a safe And with the Middle Easts most destabiliz ing force still on the that entire volatile region would remain in His capture gives some semblance of peace there a Iraq remains a dangerous of But the capture of Saddam and the slow progress toward his legal disposition will help make it a better By The Associated Press Today is the 357th day of There are eight days left in the Todays Highlight in History On the poem A Visit from Nicholas by Clement Moore was published in the Troy New York On this date In George Washington resigned as com manderinchief of the Army and retired to his home at Mount In the Engelbert Humperdinck opera was first In during World War American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the former Japanese premier HidekiTojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in In crew members of the intelli gence ship Pueblo were released by North 11 months after they had been In a state funeral was held in Moscow for former Premier Alexei who had died 18 at age 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 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 CONSWON Dont turn holiday celebrations into tragedy drive responsibly Holidays should be happy times spent with family and but all too often celebrations become tragic events whenTexans drink and fail to act From now until 4 the Texas Department of Trans portationand the Texas Department of Public Safety are making a concentrated effort to keep Texas drivers and their passengers alive and More than 600 DPS and local law enforcement officers will be out in force during the trying vent Texas from once again leading the nation in alco holrelated traffic Drinking drivers annually cause accidents that result in more than deaths and JEFF WE NT WORTH JeffWentworthis state senator for District which includes Comal This the Legislature passed new laws that we hope will have a slowing and sobering effect on Habitually bad drivers and drivers who drive with out insurance or valid drivers licenses face stiffer fines than they did at this time last Information about these new laws and their penalties is available on the DPS Web site at The information is included in the 19 news This information also is available on the Texas Senate Web site Click onto Wentworth and then to my 5 In addition to driving while more than onehalf of the passengers who were killed in vehicle crashes were not wearing seat DPS Director Tommy Davis The sad truth is that most fatal traffic crashes dont have to Colonel Davis said speed is the number one killer on Texas Speed combined with alcohol is a deadly Slowing not drinking and naming a designated driver and buckling up could save your life and the lives of your Davis also reminds us all to keep our cell phone chatter to a mini mum and to slow down in bad construction areas and heavy People returning home from the holidays may encounter unfavorable driving condi Stranded drivers may call the DPS help line tollfree at 800 Some wireless phone companies allow their cus tomers to dial free of air charges for In addition to new driver responsibility we also passed a law that we hope will prevent a nightclub fire such as the one which occurred in Rhode Senate BUI 693 sets standards for the use of flame effects and pyrotechnics before an assem Bills also were filed to restrict the use of but none of them New laws and their strict enforcement can do only so We must all do our part to keep the holiday season a safe and joyous time of United States Government PRESIDENT lush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20600 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 Fax 202 2240776 Web 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 Web AUSTINOFFICE 221 West 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 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 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 carter.casteel@house.state.tx.us STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 ME Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address jeffwentworth@senate.state.tx.us JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702 Toepperwejn Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Jackson should invite Saddam to Neverland for cookies ARGUS HAMILTON Argus Hamiltons daily column of jokes on the news is carried in more than 100 newspapers across the United States and is also read and heard by millions on the He can be reached him by email atArgusJokes@aol.com. addam Hussein denied to interrogators Thursday that he committed war He also denied ever having any weapons of mass If Saddam were anymore Michael Jackson would invite him to Nev erland for milk and Saddam was questioned by who tried to appeal to his vanity by getting him to expand upon his brutal Its the same story with every war It all start ed out the day he announced his Libya gave up its weapons of mass destruction accord ing to Moammar Khadhafi in Hes always good for a The decision was made by Goyas threeman ruling which consists of Moammar and his two broth Larrymar and Khadhafi volunteered to give up Libyas missiles and chemi cal it w no One look at Saddams las J apartment arid dictators everywhere are deciding to leave the annMatjori of America to the The White House displayed its Christ mas decorations in a video released last They are surprisingly The Nativity Scene on the lawn shows the Three Wise Men approaching the manger bearing gifts of frankincense and flu Wesley Clark accused President Bush Thursday of failure to prevent the 1 1 Hes got to find something to run Democrats havent been seen groping and grasping like this since Hillary had the security cameras ripped out of the Oval Office The Secret Service closed a White House gate Friday when agents found a white powder on the ground in the park ing They knew it wasnt The Bush administration is so buttoned down that Colin Powell has to wear a tie with his hospital President Bush held his last Cabinet meeting of the year Friday in the White The president sat nest to Dick Cheney and Don If you gave the three of them Groucho Maix mus they would look like a magazine ad for Got Oil The Super Bowl wlU be couriterpro grarnmed with a poker tpume y on NBC during Super Bowl SurMteywhjj an Poker is the hottest new sport on televi stan and to suje ih violence to draw a lot of The Congressional Budget Office is sued an alarming report Friday on the growing costs of Social Medi care and Its The pro grams are growing so fast that nothing could stop them unless WalMart starts selling federal Halliburton defended itself Friday with fullpage newspaper The company said its employees are working hard to rebuild When the electricity went out in Baghdad Friday it was a sure sign that Gray Davis is settling into his The Gold Club bwiiding to Atlanta was taken over by an evangelical church Fri The infamous strip bar was shut down by the The first thing old cus tomers who wander in by habit will have to learn is that Amazing Grace is a hymn and not Bob Hope was honojed pasftwmously Wednesday when Bwhauk Airport in IPS Angeles was renamed Bob Hope Ifs quite an This makes Hope only the thM comedian to have an airport named for after Witt Rogers and Saddam Saddam said Wednesday he is still sure where Howard Dean came Michael Jackson was charged with nine counts of child molestation a day after he joined the Nation of Islam and the Mus lim His legal strategy is taking He thinks he can sway a Santa Barbara jury by blaming everything on the North Carolina held a reenactment of Wilbur and Orville Wrights first flight a century A tradition was born that The brothers were ready to fly in Au gust but they decided to wait until Decem ber to make sure the peanuts tasted Steve Martins new Cheaper by the opened on Friday Hes pome a long way since his whitesuit if he went onstage looking like that today it would remind three putpf four Democ ratic candidates it is time to take their John Kerry mortgaged hfe house Friday to low his own campaign jt produced immediate He just got call from Bl Bennett and Pete offering to take him to a meeting tf he ever feels Uke he has hit bottom Arnold Schwarzenegger declared m erne jgjeney in CaJtonis Friday I V iJR if 55BT WP holdetettwm became he would wmRe of politicians have pmdpied to mspanic   

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