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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page April HeraldZeitung Serving New Braunfels and Cotnal County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 I New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed In both German and English until i Director Operations News Editor OUR OPINION A soccer match you dont want to miss You couldnt script a better scenario New Braunfels Canyon in the Class 4A Region Saturday at Cougar Yi rou couldnt script a better The countys two Class 4A girls soccer teams battling their way into the Region IV Its New Braunfels And its the first time the two rivals have ever faced each other in a region al soccer Better to the victors go the coveted spoils of a trip to the state tourna Local fans get a break as They dont have to travel out of town to see what should be a stellar They can catch the action in the friendly confines of Cougar And what a game it should Both teams have piled up impressive records this each winning more than 20 They split their two regularseason New Braunfels won 32 22 in a Shootout at Cougar But revenge was sweet for Canyon a month later when the Cougars blanked the Uni corns 20 at Unicorn The win gave Canyon the District The only bad thing about the game is me tough realization that when Saturdays game is the season is finished for one of these Good luck to both And no matter what the final its been a very memorable TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Todays Highlight in History On April Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against die Los Angeles breaking Babe Ruths The roundtripper was off pitcher Al On this date In the Works Progress Administration was approved by In the League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last In President Truman seized the steel industry to avert a nationwide In die Senate rejected President Nixons nomination of Harold Carswell to die Supreme In artist Pablo Picasso died at his home near at age In Omar Bradley died in New York at age In Ryan the teenage AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance gained national died in Indianapolis at age In Kurt singer and guitarist for the grunge band was found dead in Seattle from a selfinflicted gunshot lions Lineup to greet Pope John feutlf GUESTCOLUMN Urge legislators to support school finance bill HB 189 The proposed sin tax increase is more than a weapon in the crusade against tobacco products it could help resolve a Three separate bills have been introduced in the Texas each increasing the ciga rette tax to per pack and distributing the extra money to various House Bills 124 and 194 would divide the majority of me revenue between Health and Human Services and the general revenue House Bill 189 would give 68 cents per Foundation School Using tes for cigarette the tax would contribute million annually to the education finance In higher cigarette prices could decrease the probability for young people to begin The Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids Tobacco Toll estimates that children have begun smoking in Onethird of those children will die prematurely from their addiction a number greater than the populations of New Braunfels and Seguin If the number of smokers were to the state would have to find new revenue for the programs the sin tax They could use the money currently allo cated to tobacco cessation or the billion the state Medicaid program covers from annual health care costs caused directly by According to Kari the commu nications director for Comal Independent School the million Comal ISD would receivecouldbe usedto pay for curriculum and technology needs teacher pay JAcQUE BROWN Jacque Brown is a stu HB 189 could give every dentat Texas State Uni teacher in New Braunfels versityin San Marcos a In five it could provide a Dell Notebook computer for every The Texas Legislature must vote yes on HB The bill would increase education decrease the number of smokers and improve quality of Contact Carter Casteel and urge her to vote for HB This bill is something the legis lators should all be able to agree Protected by a living will For sometime we have been bombarded with pictures and stories of poor Terri I wish I had written before her but perhaps it isnt too My heart ached for her and her For not so much because of her husbands but because I kept feeling how horrified she would be if she had known how she looked in all those pic None of us would choose to have pictures LETTERS TO THE EDITOR made of us looking our I had to wonder if her under the same would have wanted her picture flashed around the world in diat I think I believe life here on this Earth is not the that there is a much better life after this a life with no no nor How could anyone claim to love someone and want to have no life when a beautiful life with God is waiting for us Selfishness seems to have played a big role in Ter ris not concern for what she would want or what was really best for I have a copy of my living will everywhere hospi doctors my apartment my files and all my I dont believe any of my fam ily would want to detain me from my heavenly but neither do I want any of them to go through what Terris husband has been PattieLee New Braunfels United States Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAN ANTpNIOjOFFICE 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 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 Fax 512 4739920 Email address email@example.com STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Womans belief protected her from man on killing spree ANNCOULTER Ann Coulter is an attor author and a columnist for Universal Press Its been a tough year for the secularist There was Mel Gibsons The Passion of the the moral values the Christian hostage subduing her kidnapper by reading from The Purpose Driven and the Christian effort to save Terri Not only but earlier this year the James Dobson insulted the Democrats Sponge Bob with The liberal take on Catholicism is that its a controversial religion because of its positions on abor sodomy and various oth er crucial planks of the Demo cratic platform positions that are shared by all three of the worlds major reli In defense of the Catholic Churchs most controversial position meaning contrary to the clearly stated opinion of I wanted to return to a story from a few weeks ago that passed from the headlines far too The controversial Catholic position is the ban on girl Ill leave it to the Catholics to explain the theological but we have a beautiful pair of bookmarks to the exact same incident illustrating womens spe cial skills and The escape and capture of Brian Nichols shows women playing roles diey should not escorting dangerous criminals and women play ing roles they do best making men bet ter Nichols murderous rampage began when he took the gun from a 5foottall grandmother who was his sole guard at the Fulton County It ended when an otherwise unremarkable 26 yearold woman appealed to the Christ ian conscience of this same violent killer holding her At 2 one Saturday Ashley Smith went out for cigarettes while un packing her new yet another victory for tobacco Returning from the Smith was grabbed by a man at her front who put a gun in her side and told her not to He asked if she knew who he When he removed his baseball she saw it was the dangerous fugitive all over W who had escaped custody during his rape trial and had killed four people in the previous 48 In Smiths Nichols bound Smiths feet and hands and put her in the at Smiths Nichols allowed her to hop from the bathroom into the where she began talk ing to In short Smith was reading aloud to Nichols from the Christian book The Purpose Driven Life in direct viola tion of his constitutional right to never hear any reference to in public or for any ever For more on this go to the People for the American Way Web After reading the first paragraph of Chapter 33 about serving God by serving Nichols the man pun dits were calling an animal asked her to read it Nichols listened to the passage again and responded by telling Smith he was already Look at my But Smith looked and told him God had a purpose for perhaps to minister to other lost souls in Smith read to Nichols some both from the Pur pose book and from another popular book thats been dropped from all news accounts of this incident the New Testa Smith knew all about Nichols violent depredations from TV Yet she saw him not as a but as one of Gods Most Christians most peo ple have trouble seeing the humanity of people who take our parking Smith could see Gods hand in a multiple murderer holding her By show ing him genuine Christian Smith turned Nichols from a beast to a brother in This utterly un known to is whats known as a Top Paul Krugman Nichols told Smith she was an angel sent from calling her his sister and himself her brother in Nichols said he had come to Smiths home for a in Smiths that he was lost and God led him right to me to tell him that he had hurt a lot of This trampling of our mean this conversation lasted long into the They watched Nichols shooting people on Nichols said he couldnt believe he was that In the Smith made Nichols eggs and pancakes for Then she walked out of the apartment to pick up her daughter and to call The last thing Nichols said as Smith was leaving was to say hello to her daughter for When the police Nichols surren dered without an utterly trans formed human Smith saved the soul of a man on a killing spree by talking to him about
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