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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 6A April Herald Zeitung Serving New Braunfels anil Cental County since New Braunfels ZeiTung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Circulation Director Advertising PI feet or Qsry i umvr NstcaBcll Operations Director News Editor Vllma LlmrM David Ituplurtvld NRA should exhibit some regard for civil discourse Houston Chronicle on NRA convention On a wellrun rifle the range master will Ready on the left Ready on the right Commence At the National Rifle Associa tions annual convention in Houston most of the firing was on the The NRA prides itself on the patriotism of its members and its devotion to training and Americans freedom to bear It should show the same regard for civil Rock musician Ted Nugent urged NRA mem bers not to rely on the justice but to shoot criminals whenever they He said sup porters of gun control were a joke and that the real enemy was Americans who owned guns but had not joined the The NRAs primary enemy is the vast majority of gunowning Americans Even discounted to allow for irrational these extremist sentiments are prejudicial nonsense that does nothing to promote the NRAs It fell to Tom DeLay to inject an element of DeLay counseled a banquet audience not to regard its political opponents as bad peo ple or to impugn their Just as negative press coverage of Americas gun culture rallied gun enthusiasts to their extremist hostility is more likely to erode the NRAs hardwon political victories than to secure By The Associated Press Today is April the 1 1 1th day of There are 254 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On April John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United On this date In the Maryland Toleration which pro vided for freedom of worship for all was passed by the Maryland In an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San assuring Texas In author Samuel Langhome bet ter known as Mark died in In Baron Manfred von the Ger man ace known as the Red was killed in action during World War In the quiz show that asked the 64dollar Take It or Leave premiered on CBS In 50 years the Jerome LawrenceRobert Lee play Inherit the loosely based on the Scopes trial of opened at the National Theatre in New In Brazil inaugurated its new Brasil transferring the seat of national government from Rio de ELECTION 2006 Guidelines for electionrelated submissions During the campaign period leading up to the May 7 the HeraldZeitung will accept jetters to the editor and guest columns that deal with issues that are important to readers and The newspaper will not run any letters or columns that endorse any candidate in any of the The cutoff date for receiving any electionrelated letters or guest columns is 5 April No letters or columns received after this deadline will be LETTERS TO THE EDITOR If drivers were more engineers could lay off horns I have been following the letters on the horn blowing of the Every year there are a lot of vehicle and train wrecks with few Most of these are because some driver hears the but thinks he can beat the even going around barri cades or stopped These are like the drivers who fail to yield at yield signs that speed cutting into forcing other drivers to slam on their brakes to avoid an These same drivers come up behind you while you are driving the speed lim it and they have to pass you in a nopassing Then there are the ones who run yellow and red lights and others on cell phones not paving Maybe if we had less drivers like the trains wouldnt have to blow their horns so long and so Edwin Preiss New Braunfels Outdated independent school district concept should change Texas has more independent school districts than it does Years when the independent school dis trict ISO system was created in the great State of it was probably a sound Is the ISO system still the best way today With a world of improved technologies and automa we should reconsider our ways of manage There are many independent school districts within Texas and the boundaries of these dis tricts are now overlapping each They continue operating under their own designated command structures and which stran gle our individual homeowners with excessive property tax In most these people in this structure do not perform daily any of the following Teach drive school coach athletics or maintain school In simple they are not where the rubber meets the We have too many chiefs and not enough peo ple to do the jobs of educating our During the time frame of 1966 to the Texas Governors Committee on Public School Education GCPSE attempted to redraw the school our legislators have failed to take any positive actions on this Lets encourage our legislators to seriously consider the consolidation of the school boundaries into school systems run by the indi vidual With this we could make more improvements in our schools and improve the salaries of the people who actually teach our as well as bus driv ers and maintenance Roland Want New Braunfels Dont outlaw all 4way stops some speed up flow of traffic Just a short note to comment on an April 14 guest columnists critique on the condition of the streets in New I am in agreement with many of John Bryants but disagree with his statement that all 4way stops should be I find a lot of 4way stops actually speed up traffic flow as opposed to traffic It was stated that John Bryant was a newcom er to town but did not say from I find that local drivers are generally courteous and take turns at these Perhaps Bryant is from the Midwest or the Northeast I have lived in both areas where a 4way stop is an invitation to play David Johnson New Braunfels United Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 202 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Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone Fax 512 4637794 Email address jeff.wentworth@senate.state.tx.us JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 How can a rightwing nut criticize leftwing conspiracy MOLLYiyiMS Molly Ivin is a colum nist for Creators Syndi Slie also does occa sional commentary for National Public Radio and the AUSTIN Spring fever is taking a weird form this Politicians say nice things for political rea sons and then revert with a vengeance a sort of political Tourette they cant help what they Tom of all recently issued a fatwa on the need for good a con cept so bizarre there is no meta phor for It is itself a metaphor as weird as the time Tom DeLay gave us all a lecture on In his new role as the Emily Post of DeLay inform ed It is unfortunate in our electoral exacerbated by our adversarial media cul that political discourse has to get so that its not just but motives are Did someone question his motive in taking an allexpens espaid vacation from a lobby ist This would be the same Tom DeLay who Screw the when he learned Bob Dole had cut a deal with Clinton to end the government shutdown caused by Newt Were in We dont have to negotiate with the Same as We are We have an agen We have a I want to repeal the Clean Air he said in You dont want me as an DeLay to Jacqueline wife of a business partner who sued When the local Republican sheriff hired DeLay spent to defeat This whole thing about not kicking someone when they are down Not only do you kick him you kick him until he passes then beat him over the head with a baseball then roll him up in an old rug and throw him off a cliff into the surf below That gem was in a DeLay staff email about Clintons I cant afford you as a brother any DeLay to his brother and lawyer Randy after Randys lobbying had embar rassed The the Gestapo of pure and simply has been one of the major clawhooks that the government maintains on the backs of our consti DeLay said in And this truly spectacular outburst just a few weeks ago God has brought to us Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of whats going on in This is exactly the issue thats going on in America of attacks against the conservative against me and against many The point the other side has figured out how to win and defeat the conservative and that is to go after people charge them with frivolous charges and link that up with all these dogooder organizations funded by George Soros and then get the national media on their The whole syndicate that they have going on right now is for one purpose and one purpose and thats to destroy the conservative Its to destroy the conservative This is a huge nationwide concerted effort to destroy everything we believe There is much more from DeLay that is unprintable in a For some rich try The Hammer by Lou my sometime writing According to The Associated DeLay has urged the Republicans in when asked about his ethics to blame DeLay also said there is a mammoth operation funded by Democratic supporters de signed to destroy People on the right just will not give up this eternal pre tense of being DeLays unlikely excursion into defin ing proper conduct came a few days after he had made a comment about the judges in the Schiavo which he repeatedly described as murder The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their Some picky people thought there was an implied threat or encouragement to vio lence in Even DeLay had to admit he had expressed himself happy to DeLays new found temperance did not last He just keynoted the convention of the National Rifle Association in where he cheerfully told the audience I feel really Because when a man is in trouble or in a good you want to have your friends preferably How armed The NRA is now defend ing the sniper rifle as a stan dard hunting The manufactur ers brochure for the sniper rifle states that jet engines and helicopters are like ly targets for the making it capa ble of destroying a multimilliondollar aircraft with a single hit delivered to a vital The brochure also Cost effec tiveness of the model cannot be overem phasized when a round of ammunition purchased for less than can be used to destroy or disable a modern jet air Thats some all As to DeLays claim of a vast leftwing conspiracy out to destroy the conserva tive I like conser Theyre opposed to all question able adventures abroad and for fiscal prudence and Its right wing nuts I cant   

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