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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page June 2005 HeraldZeitung j Serving New lmiinfels ami Oniiiil jiiinly since I New Braunfols Zeitung was founded 1852 j New Braunfels Herald was founded The two I papers merged in 1957 and printed in lioth German and English until OTHER VIEWPOINTS Responsibility for Internet safety rests with parents The El Paso Times on childrens Internet safety Internet safety is always a especially when it comes to children surfing and using the Concern for that safety was reinforced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a conversation with Associated Press reporters and in Ballmer said something that strikes right at the root of responsibility when it comes to computer safety We need to oversee and use technology and teach our children whats Some of its still going to have to come from parents kind of teaching their kids whats That was true even before the That puts responsibility right where it should be with the Just as parents should monitor what their children watch on they should know what their kids are doing on the computers that are so ubiquitous these The possibilities of children getting in over their heads when it comes to the Internet are ranging from Internet porn sites to chat rooms to computer Computers are wonderful tools that just keep growing in popularity and The Internet can be playing a huge part in education and entertainment for young But kids cant shouldnt be turned loose on computers with no The Internet is a great resource when well supervised and used with care and common TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is June the 167th day of There are 198 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On June in a speech in Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be A house divid ed against itself cannot On this date In the government signed a treaty of annex ation with In Ford Motor was In President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis were renominated at the Republican national convention1 in In Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron a ban that was lifted eight years In the worlds first female space was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok In Soviet Communist Party General Secre tary Leonid Brezhnev was named becom ing the first person to hold both posts simultaneous ly 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 Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Circulation Director Advertising Director Business Manager News Editor Gary Maltland DougTonay NelceBell Valerie David Focus lifes efforts on things you can actually do something about A super such as supposedly lies under Yellowstone could erupt and wipe us On the other a large meteor or a comet could crash into us and extinguish life on If our universe keeps we will all but if it stops expand ing and starts to that will kill But dont worry about because another galaxy is on a collision course with our and that will cer tainly do us That is a summary of the stuff that passes for science shows on On the everything must be melo and thanks to computer the shows producers can actual ly show us a simulation of the horrible disasters that might overtake since our life span is measured in decades instead of much less mil lions of I wouldnt worry about any of the There are two little words mat will always tip you off to journalistic They are may and Whenever you see those turn the show off or toss what youre reading into the trash Literally anything could happen or may but we should concern ourselves only with what will pro bably happen in our own there is nothing we can do about super meteors and the expanding contracting uni Leave those to and let us attend to the less dramatic but nevertheless impor tant problems we can actually do thing We for learn to become better stewards of the We can work to improve the education system and to edu CHARLEYREESE Charley Reese is a columnist for King Fea tures You can write to him at Box cate ourselves so that we can make better decisions our own personal and political We can work for because nuclear war is a much more likely scenario than any geological or astronomical disas Global warming may create new water front but a nuclear explosion will create a really mass We can work on developing compassion and on helping other people who are hurt One of the illusions we in America all have at one time or another is die belief that if we can just create the right everybody can be prosperous and that is not Some people just have bad Some people just dont have what it takes to win the rat There will always be people who are poor and Our choice is either to follow Ayn Rands path and let them perish while we pursue our own selfish or to follow the path of Buddhism and Islam and feed the clothe the naked and minister to the The latter choice is not a program to end hunger or Thats It is rather a duty that will go on for As long as the human race there will be poverty and They can be ameliorated but not We can and certainly should begin now to plan for the end of Whether socalled peak oil comes sooner or it will and it will require drastic changes in the way we It is our bad luck to be living at the end of the Fossil Fuel but on the other it will give us plenty of chal lenges and things to If we do it we might even produce a better After weve learned from experience that traffic jams and suburban sprawl are not that It is possible to live comfortably while using a whole lot less energy than we do I lived in the Deep South for the first 27 years of my life without air and if I can do it United States Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 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 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 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web QFFICE 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 SAN 1149 Commerce Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 Fax 210 2776671 GOVERNOR HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 Email address SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 Email address email@example.com Bush adds another bozo to his list of appointments MOLLYIUIMS Molly Ivin is a colum nist for Creators Syndi She also does occa sional commentary for National Public Radio and the AUSTIN Sometimes you look at the people Bush appoints to high public office and the only possible response What were they thinking Zalmay Khalilzad for ambassador to Iraq Why not just send Richard Perle Khalilzad is a secondrank neocon with all the same credentials as the rest of those bozos pre emptive world Project for a New American Cen tury the whole stinking lot of hes been a big booster for Irans the Afghani Mujahideen and the not to mention an oil company Isnt that just Jim dandy What this tells us is that the administration has learned exactly nothing from the past three years of insurgency in The bil lionaweek mistake will con tinue to be run in exactly the same way we have already proved doesnt Well keep trying to put out a growing in surgency with too small an army as the country drifts evercloser to civil Its like Ben Franklins definition of insanity doing the same thing over and expecting different As one who has long argued that George Bush is not I must admit that not learning from your mistakes is a prime signal of of in order to learn from your you have to recognize you made The president assured us just last week he is heartened by what is happening in Iraq 1 am pleased with the The vice president says there is major progress and the insurgency is in its last These folks are in such deep Chris now theres an appointment of neargenius is this the man you would put in charge of the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect investors from capitalist crooks a Republican from Orange helped produce the Enron mess and subsequent scandals in the first Just the guy for the job Cox led the fight in 1995 to pass the Private Securities and Litigation Reform which provided extensive legal protections to corporate ac countants and lawyers who make mis leading The law paved the way for corporate executives to lie with out fear of being sued its the Ken Lay Protection In Cox said he rejected the notion that Enrons meltdown should cause Congress to rethink The guys home state was ripped off for billion by Heres another one who cant learn from his Of the fact that hes gotten more than in campaign money from the veiy people he will now be regulating has nothing to do with his according to The New York is a devotee of Ayn the high priest ess of unregulated On an nouncing the Cox Bush As a champion of the freeenterprise system in Chris Cox knows that a free economy is built on Trust How about trust but verify While working for the law firm of Lath am Cox himself was ac cording to the Los Angeles for work that involved him in a business scheme that robbed nearly invest ors of approximately The scheme cheated customers out of their retirement nest eggs by enticing them to invest in phony Highlevel officers of the company pled The charge against Cox was that he helped write a deceptive plan to sell mutual fund Cox claimed igno rance and said he was only distantly in but The Associated Press later uncovered documents that showed him to be more involved with the convicted dealer than he previously let And a new development in the most ludicrous nomination John for ambassador to the United It turns out that in addi tion to trying to get American intelligence analysts who disagreed with him Bolton axed an international civil servant for having the temerity to do his In Jose head of the Orga nization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Bolton telephon ed me to try to in a menacing in decisions that are the exclusive responsibility of the Bolton was opposed to Bustanis effort to get Iraq and other Arab countries involv ed in the Bustani aide Bob Rigg of New Zealand Why did they not want OPCW in volved in Iraq They felt they couldnt rely on OPCW to come up with the findings the Bolton then arranged to have Bustani fired in a way a tribunal has since said was Ill bet they just cant wait to see Boltons mustache up at the United How could we possibly make more friends there As Im sure Chris Cox can tell in goodwill is considered an
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