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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page June HeraldZeitung Serving New ami Comal County since New Braunfeis Zeitung was founded 11852 New Braunfeis Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Cfrcujation Director Advertising Director News Editor Gary Maltland Jaff Fowler David OUR OPINION We salute public safety employees We extend a hearty thank you to all the public safety employees who work hard to protect our I T the New Braun feis Breakfast Lions Club named New Braunfeis Police John Villarreal as this years recipi ent of its Ed Murphy Law man of the Year This is the second time Vil larreal has received this presti gious which has come to be regarded as this countys top honor for those who wear the badge or uniform of a peace There will be other similar awards in coming weeks that will recognize both law enforcement officers and firefighters for the work they do to protect us When New Braunfeis attorney and former County CourtatLaw Judge Ron Zipp recognized he said a number of qualified candi dates had been submitted for this years award and that this community is lucky to have such law enforcement agencies with such Zipp is We are Villarreal might dispute whether he deserves the Murphy Award a second time when so many others who deserve it havent seen it the first time and there are officers in his patrol division he has nominated for the award who have yet to receive Its the same for all the other agencies in the sheriffs Department of Pub lic Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Public The names of honorable men and women working hard to protect our commu nities is long and their service For another a number of hardwork ing officers have been passed But for all of we extend a hearty thank you for their ded icated We also thank the Breakfast the Safe City Commission and the other groups that strive to let those public safety officials know that they are TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is June the 166th day of There are 199 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On June Englands King John put his seal to Magna Carta the Great Charter at Run On this date In Pope Leo X threatened to excommuni cate Martin Luther if he did not recant his religious In the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental In Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen In James the llth president of the United died in In Secretary ofWar Edwin Stanton signed an order establishing a military burial which became Arlington National In more than a thousand people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New Yorks East In American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War B29 Superfortresses made their first raids on In King Hussein of Jordan married 26year old American Lisa who became Queen LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Legislators should consider consolidating school boundaries We must all encourage state lawmakers to construct and pass an improved method of financing our education To provide a good system may require This must include Texas has more independent school districts than it does coun Years ago when the ISO system was started it was probably a sound Is it still the best way today With a world of improved technologies and we should reconsider our ways of The boundaries of many of these districts are now overlapping each They continue operating under their own designated com mand structures and which strangles our individual homeowners with excessive property In most the employees do not perform daily any of the following Teach drive school coach athletics or maintain school In simple theyarenot where the rubber meets the We too many chiefs and not enough people to do the jobs of educating our From 1966 to the Texas Governors Com mittee 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 this 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 Ward New Braunfeis Why is Emperor Delays advice not considered interference The sentence that introduced one of the let ters to the editor June 12 raised a number of questions for It read Hutchison should keep her nose out of Texas As a who is essentially a moderate and a native I lived for a number of years in another but never lost my interest in or concern for my beloved home I am wondering if it is not possible for Kay Bailey Hutchison to be concerned for the wel fare of her native state and still do her job in Washington Im also wondering why this would necessari ly mean that she is an empress If offering opinions on what state government is doing makes her an does it follow that Tom Delay is an emperor because he was quite extremely interested in redistricting here in Texas His sage advice surely seemed to get the job Rick Perry actually seemed to welcome his As to a special as a Texan who is hop ing for a remedy for our education Im anxious for Perry and all others involved to seek all the assistance and advice they can whether its from Tom Delay or a higher They need all the help they can Ella Chapman Dunn New Braunfeis Surely boys bare legs are no more distracting than girls legs The new dress code for NBISD seems to be but I have one As reported in the the dress code says that boys in grades seven through 12 may not wear Please reassure your readers that the policy also applies to Surely NBISD would not allow young women to wear shorts while requiring young men to wear long pants in the Texas boys bare legs are not more dis tracting to the educational process than girls bare No school district would be that gen derbiased right Robert Strange New Braunfeis 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 Fax them to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung email them to RO Drawer 311328 New zeituna com TX 781311328 United Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAN 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Web Send emails through Web AySTINJFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO JJIICE 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 HENRY CUELLAR 1404 Longworth House Office Building 20515 Telephone 202 2251640 Fax 202 2251641 Web address 1149 Commerce Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 Fax 210 2776671 i SAN MARCOS OFFJCE 111 E San Suite 205 San Marcos 78666 Telephone 512 3922364 Fax 512 3922834 GOVERNOR HO WTO CONTACT Texas Government RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfeis 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 Email address carter.casteel@house.state.tx.us STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 Email address jeff.wentworth@senate.state.tx.us Illegal immigration is a medical issue I CALTHOMAS Cal Thomas is a colum nist for Tribune Media Services International He hosts After Hours on Fox News Channel Saturdays at 11 Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to Tribune Media 435 Michigan Suite or leave an email at f anyone needs another rea son to oppose illegal immi to which the Bush Administration continues to turn a blind how about the spread of a deadly communicable dis ease According to an essay in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical a form of tuberculosis that has shown itself resistant to sever al drugs has invaded Califor nia and is present primarily in the states foreignborn pop a politically correct euphemism for illegal Reuben a lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Preven writes that treatment for multidrugresistant called is costing between and million per person over a peri od of 18 to 24 The CDCs Web page says TB was in decline in the United but that it increased between 1985 and Nearly cases of TB were diagnosed last with California reporting the largest number of Although the total number of TB cases has declined in recent the study says the drug resistant cases did not significantly change over the study causing concern among medical The official administration position is that America welcomes the foreign born into this even those who have broken our laws to get We give their children free education supplied by lawabiding taxpayers and we give them free medical care at our which is subsidized by legal residents through rising prices for health insurance and increased hospital costs or the closing of as is occurring in who works for a federal agency and might be expected not to dis agree with the Bush Administrations line on illegal cannot tiptoe around the Me writes that those illegals found to have drugresistant TB were mostly 84 percent foreign born and were twice as likely to transmit the disease to The study did not characterize the for eign born patients as illegal but what other conclusion is to be reached when the study specifies that most of them came from Mexico or the Philip pines and were in the less than five years when their infection was discov ered In percent of TB cases in the were diagnosed among the foreign Last year that figure had risen to 53 The disease isnt coming by wire but by human carriers coming across our Granich says the presence of this highly communica ble which is transmitted through the air mainly by coughing and does not warrant the closing of the bor If the threat of terrorism and a conta gious disease likeTB is not sufficient to get the government to stop harassing nativeborn Americans at airports and begin concentrating on shutting down the flow of illegal aliens across our bor what is Do politicians so crave the votes of people who break our laws and the ap proval of Mexican President Vicente Fox that they are willing to jeopardize the health and welfare of the legally residing citizens of this country More of us seem interested in seeing that the laws are even if govern ment officials who are sworn to enforce them will In addition to the recent efforts by members of the Minutemen who stationed themselves along the ArizonaMexico border and reduced the flow of illegals to a the police bhief of New has come up with a novel Garrett is arresting illegal Mexican aliens on charges of tres Chamberlain told The Washing ton Im just saying Wait a Were on heightened alert and its post and Im going to let an illegal immi grant who I dont know from Adam walk If I find you are in my country Im not going to worry about political I will detain Lets put Chief Chamberlain in charge of the Department of Homeland Illegal immigration is a social and medical issue that could come back to bite Republicans in the 2006 elections and in 2008 if they dont get a grip on   

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