New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 14, 2005, Page 4

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May 14, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas age 4A May HeraldZeitung Serving New Bmunftb and Carnal County since Bfwnfels Zaitung was founded 1852 New Braimfels Herald was founded The two merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Gary Circulation Director Jeff Fowler Advertising Director I Operations Director VHma Lliwes Naws Editor OTHER VIEWPOINTS National sex offender registry is needed Chicago on tracking predators Some recent stories of kidnapping and murder have exposed gaps in Megans which re quires the 50 states to register sex offenders and make information on them available to the pub The named after Megan Kanka of New who was raped and murdered in 1994 at age leaves the details of enforcement to the The burden to register belongs to the of fenders when they move out of so does the burden to register again in their new Problems can arise when residents and police are not alerted to an offender who is new or who has returned to the Public registries have provided an effective compromise between the desire of exoffenders to get on with their lives and the need of their neighbors to be alerted to potential Other states have similar laws and provide Internet access to their each state maintains its own list and A national standard and registry would make it tougher for a sex offender to escape the laws grasp by traveling to a new TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is May the 134th day of There are 231 days left in the Todays Highlight in History Fifty years on May representatives from eight Communist bloc including the Soviet formed the Warsaw Pact in The pact was dissolved in July On this date In the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left In the first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in as part of the Louisiana Purchase In the Womens Auxiliary Army Corps was In 1948 based on currentera the inde pendent state of Israel was proclaimed in Tel In Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev joined United Arab Republic President Gamel Abdel Nass er setting off charges diverting the Nile River from the site of the Aswan High Dam In the United States launched Skylab its first manned space In forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American mer chant ship All 40 crew members were released safely by but some 40 ser vicemen were killed in the military In singeractor Frank Sinatra died at a Los Angeles hospital at age LETTERS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be 500 words or less 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 Preemption could be required to halt outside nuclear threats For 60 years now weve had nuclear wea pons we were the and we used them on Japan very The starting pistol for the nuclear arms race between the and the USSR sounded shortly Newsreels of mushroom clouds and yellow bomb shelter signs served as constant remind ers that we always stood at the precipice of dis For we rattled missiles with the Russians as doomsday scenarios dominated the imagination of the Over some of our allies and Cold War enemies became At the risk of trusting our intelligence services and the we have learned that the nucleararms club has expanded to include Israel and an undetermined number of former Soviet satellite like Other nations have sought the Iraq and Libya proved to be paper tigers with fiction al and now Iran and North Korea are deliberately leaving the impression that they will soon be joining the Though the reasons may seem it does not hurt to reflect upon why nations want the Offensively or first strike or they are designed to kill large numbers of peo ple and destroy natural and inanimate objects rendering the blasted areas uninhabitable and unusable for They have no construc tive purpose the nations possessing the wea pons have thus far exercised what if nations full of zealots and or minions possessed and enslaved by crazy get their hands on nukes So we have only tried diplomacy and reason with the wildeyed Ayatollahs of Iran JTWOODALL and the midget madman of North We have failed miserably in Iran for more than 25 years and for more than half a cen tury with the North Kore These two rogue nations know that we are engaged in war in two the aters and it appears that they are preparing to go beyond brinkmanship this They will devel op and they will use they will Woodall is afree surreptitiously hand them latice overToffehegadestb1 tio i their dirty work for Bush is We cannot let these two cess pools of hate for Israel and America join the How can they be stopped Certainly we cannot invade either country like we have done in We lack the and neither would be a pushover like Saddams Perhaps the Israelis demonstrated the cor rect strategy long ago with surgical air strikes against Iraqs early attempts to develop We are told that neither Iran nor North Korea has delivery systems for weaponry to harm Perhaps it is time for us to use some of our tactical nuclear arsenal for surgical strikes of our own before they For we have had small nuclear weapons that can be shot from we could adapt some of them for small nuclear strikes on their nuclear development facilities to stem the tide of this threat to world Whos going to stop us anyhow the issue will come to military If preemption is ever appropri this may be the Untod States Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 9E NAT E KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 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 AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 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 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO 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 Fax CASTEEL 254 New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 WHILE IN AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax Email address [email protected] STATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone Email addreaa [email protected] JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 Texas Observer has always hewed hard to the truth MOLLYIIflNS Molly Mn is a colum nist for Creators Syndi She also does occa sional commentary for National Public Radio and the McNeiULehrer AUSTIN In a world in which about 18 guys own every media outlet in the and in which about half the outlets are doing stories about the 10 Best Places for Barbecued my journalistic alma mater has been a breath of fresh Not to mention courage and highly unusual memo I think of my years at The Texas 1970 to the way some folks think of their college years a golden full of sunshine and laughter and No one who has ever work ed for the Observer made much money at but we never thought money was particular ly important at the We liked to root for the good guys and nail the bad Nailed quite a few of too ask Ben Lyndon Johnson used to cuss those Observer boys somethin awful even when the boys were Think of almost any Texas writer youve heard of in the last 50 and youll find that almost every one of them either worked for or wrote for the Observer Ronnie Willie Frank Billy Lee Larry Larry Larry Jim We never had any so we used to travel the state on a sort of underground Clif our beloved busi ness would provide us with a list of subscribers in whatever direction we were Come wed stop and call the nearest The invariable response was From the Observer can you come over for a can you stay for can you stay the night And theyd call the other two liberals in and the four of us would have a whale of a Ive spent more nights on the sofas of public school union civil rights public environmental acti liberal legislators and peo ple who just generally care about Texas than I can possibly Thats why I know this state is full of We were so poor at the Observer that Clif used to sleep under the Addresso I stole pencils from the governors They said State of Texas and had the seal on nice We got some of our best stories because thats where our cars happened to break In addition to crusading for jus tice and the American Observer edi tors tend to have an unseemly amount of Lets face it The great state has a large loony and it has always been the delight of the Observer to chronicle the more ludicrous aspects of life in the Lone The time two Republicanesses duked it out at a meeting of the state Republican Executive Committee remains my all time favorite better than the last allHouse dukeout in the when our elected representatives threw chairs and chili dogs at one another while a barbershop quartet sang I Have A That was the dukeout that caused them to ban food on the floor of the Larry a former editor and the great historian of the populist move once called the Observer the finest graduate school of journalism in Ameri Thats because the Observers stan dards were set by its founding Ronnie Dugger is both commit ted to social justice and the most incur ably fair reporter I ever Im not claiming that all the succeeding editors have lived up to Duggers but he sure set em The Observer changes a bit as it goes from editor to Some have been a little some like moi relished the comedy while others empha sized the Hightowers Observer was like a loaf of that wholegrain bread you knew i was good for But the meat and potatoes of the magazine has always been Texas The incumbent Lou is bilingual and has more good stuff on Mexico and South Texas than you can get anywhere Our state will become majorityminori ty in just a few short and Chicanes will be the dominant You think youre reading anything now thats get ting you ready for what that will be like Try The Texas What you wont find in the Observer is stories tailored for the famous upscale reader so loved by The Observer doesnt do 10 Best Barbe cue 10 Best Ice Cream 10 Best Places to Buy That or the Oth The Observer wont teach you how to be a Its not in business to make more money for its This is what the Observer claims as its goal We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see We are dedicat ed to the whole to human values above all to the rights of humankind as the foundation of demo we will take orders from none but our own and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human ;

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