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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, July 6, 200 * FORUM Our Opinion Still partying, but with less problems As troublemakers have decreased in number, the rivers have become more attractive for vacationing families. T he arrest list for the Fourth of July weekend filled more than 50 pages and numbered more than 200 names. But law enforcement officials and campground operators insist the behavior of those flocking to our city to enjoy the rivers is tempered when compared to the wild, out-of-hand partying of a decade ago. The public criticism has been relatively light this summer. But have things really gotten better? It’s all a matter of perspective, of course. Comal County Sheriff’s Office Public Informa don Officer Mark Reynolds bases his opinions on pure numbers. The number of citations issued by law enforcement officials has declined. Reynolds said. County deputies and city police officers who work the rivers have done a lot to curb bad behavior, sending a strong message to visitors that inappropriate acts will not be tolerated. And as troublemakers have decreased in mini ber, the rivers have become more attractive for vacationing families. That has fed into the cham ber of commerce’s public relations campaign heralding the rivers as a family tourism expel i ence. Problems still exist, and they probably alway s will. But the combination of tougher law enfor i e ment, stricter controls on such things as neighborhood parking, the cooperation of outfitters and campground operators and a positive public relations campaign, does appear to be working. Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 7005 There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6,1945, President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. On this date: In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in I ng land for treason. In 1777, during the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga. In 1854, the first official meeting of the* Republican Party took place in Jackson, Mich. In 1917, during World War I, Arab forces led by I I Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Ttirks. In 1923, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed. In 1944,169 people died in a fire that broke* out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Bar num & Bailey Circus in I lartford, Conn. In 1945, Nicaragua became the first nation to fc ii mally accept the United Nations Charter. In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene I lard 6-3,6-2. In 1967, the Biafran War erupted in Nigeria. ( I he war, which lasted 21/2 years, claimed some BOO,(HK) lives.) In 1989, the U.S. Army destroyed its last Per dung I-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, under terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Five years ago: The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced labor ers as it passed a bill setting up a $5 billion compensation fund. The body of 19-year-old Cory I n ing, son of basketball star Julius “Dr. J” Erving, was found in his car at the bottom of a Florida pond; hee I been missing since May 28. Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final; their singles match was the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal. Herald-Zeitung Saving At" amli; ■ .r ; •»?■. ' .*    ■?    /    >    *    : New Braunfels Zeitung was f lunded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded 1890 The two papers met qed in 1957 and prints d u both lier man and English until 1958. lf*' "■tai Managing Editor Gary E. Maitland Editor and Publisher Doug Toney Circulation Director Jeff Fowler Advertising Director Neice Bell Business Manager Valerie Shields News Editor David Rupkalvis NOW TO CONTACT mMU United States Government GI if- SI COLUMN Anim (onirol officers provide invalnG service to citizens Hen \ W faced with daih ever v area lion mal conttol. ! ret eutly rea din es of oui an nit kly Nev 11 an imagine i pit >\ ees are I rh Alenge iii nenI to am putee the I lumane Sin ion t< 4 tit t the city is "drlien by profit I a aninnils." I v\ anted to share rn\ re to sevc> 4 issues. I list, then* wa ga Iii ; a • act cion that was un' ic. lei) foi It' ti a* that wild animals ate not t< >sted f unless there is an exposure, -in •It as a bite If; I citizen leHsphat testing is necess •i'mind, they can request the rain es ti st: cir expense. Hopefully, pet nj hen rabies is contracted .md spi c ac I I. lint h a nisi- one ia< coon wast) I test eH doc nge the lac ts. We know rabies i o ut the! mt the i jsk is present. Keep \ < mr pet sit ion eurrent! It is the (nvner s re sponsi bility to I eotr t I thou pets again I tabies ai ninth el disea I lining my six and i me hall years employed at the i etei man hosp! ital, w \ oiI cd dime th with tin*animal s! iii’ mal control to ensure state ani I city r ?gu,atio nu were followed. We strongly sup pollee I lilt* reg ut mons enacted bv the city. We lull' un derstoo d that the laws were in place to HJT a our cli ais an<? their pets. I’lease btu DillC It! amua v villi the. .it\ oi New Bi sunfel i regular lions n aiding. mitnai control. Secondly, the letters mggesti ' that th 1 re was no progress in ti lr UUU v 'testiaiiH cl dogs in his area I’m i i stopped to ron- sider that tin ov nun 4 u,i\ he repeat offimdei mal is impound- ed, fees an appl ir<! (Ii itch iIi'*sc■ lees cl* i not a!vva\ ■ pi event ,i. t j blent horn reoc- cut ring Ma\lie i ti I r a) I potion ■ hould locus on these repeat < HU mders and int leasing the* fines for them, msiea d o( Iii idiot* 14 ame* i uh animal Finally, a statement was made that the bill received from the I lumane Society had been “padded. Fees collected go to feeding the animal, providing a clean environment and providing necessary medical care. I low can these valuable services In provided if the fees are not collected?The fees ^ associated with a violation ^ are established by the city, LYNN FRANKLIN Lynn Franklin is a New Braunfels resident. not the I lumane Society or animal control. Those individuals involved in enl< >icing these regulations should be able to continue to do so; other-vvise our laws have no meaning and there would he no punishment for those who break them. We should support our animal control officers! I heir job is not an easy one. They deal with some very difficult and emotional situations on a daily basis. There are only two animal control of ficers for a city with a population of nearly 50,000. It is clear that we need more support for our animal control officers, lf the citizens of New Braunfels feel as I do, then please notify \ < mr c ity council representative and show your support for our animal control officers. LETTERS POLICY ■ Letters must be 250 words or less. ■ The Herald-Zeitung reserves the right to edit all submissions. ■ Guest columns should be 500 words or less and must be accompanied by a photo. ■ Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be confirmed. control. Mail letters to: Letters to Editor clo Herald-Zeitung RO. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, TX 78131-1328 Fax them to: (830) 606-3413 e-mail them to: news@herald- zeitung.com PRESIDENT ■ George W. Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. NW Washington, D C. 20500 SENATE ■ Kay Bailey Hutchison Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 Washington, D.C. 20510 Telephone: (202) 224-5922 Fax: (202) 224-0776 Web: http://hutchison.senate.gov/ (Send e-mails through Web site.) SAN ANTONIO OFFICE: 145 Duncan Drive, Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone: (210) 340-2885 Fax: (210) 349-6753 ■ John Cornyn Russell Senate-Hart Room 517 Washington, D.C. 20510 Telephone: (202) 224-2934 Fax: (202) 228-2856 Web: http://cornyn.senate.gov/ (Send e-mails through Web site.) AUSTIN OFFICE: 221 West Sixth St., Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone: (512)469-6034 Fax: (512) 469-6020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE: 600 Navarro, Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone: (210) 224-7485 Fax: (210) 224-8569 CONGRESSMAN ■ Lamar Smith Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 Washington, D.C. 20515 Telephone: (202) 225-4236 Fax: (202) 225-8628 Web address: http://lamarsmith.house.gov/ (Send e-mails through Web site.) SAN ANTONIO OFFICE: 1100 NE Loop 410, Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone: (210) 821-5024 Fax:(210) 821-5947 ■ Henry Cuellar 1404 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Telephone: (202) 225-1640 Fax: (202) 225-1641 Web address: http://www.house.gov/cuellar SAN ANTONIO OFFICE: 1149 E. Commerce St., Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone: (210) 271-2851 Fax: (210) 277-6671 GOVERNOR HOW TO CONTACT Texas    -- Government rn - ' ■ Rick Perry State Capitol, Room 2S.1 RO. Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone: (800) 843-5789 Fax: (512) 463-1849 STATE HOUSE ■ Carter Casteel 254 E. Mill St. New Braunfels 78130 Telephone: (830) 627-0215 Toll Free: (866) 687-4961 Fax: (830) 627-8895 E-mail address: carter.casteel @ house.state.tx.us STATE SENATE ■ Jeff Wentworth 1250 NE Loop 410, Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone: (210) 826-7800 ■ Judith Zaffirini P.O. Box 627 Laredo 78042-0627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road #214 San Antonio 78233 Telephone: (210) 657-0095 Fax: (210) 657-0262‘Star Wars’ creator tapped into nations thirst for idealism CHARLEYREESE Charley Reese is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. You can write to him at PO. Box 2446. Orlando, Fla. 32802. The genius of George Lucas, tin* creator of “Star Wars,” is that he real ized in the 1970s that Americas young people were starving and thirsting for idealism. Those were dark days. President Jack Kennedy, his brother, Robert, and Martin Luther King Jr. had all been assassinated during the 1960s. Riots in American cities had killed scores and gutted many areas of our cities. The Vietnam War, after such a hitter divide, had ended in failure. University students had been shot down on their own campus by National Guardsmen. The president was involved in the Watergate scandal and was forced out of office. After a two year interim with Gerald Bord, the glum and droopy Jimmy Carter was moping about the White House and accusing us all of suffering from malaise. Hollywood was churning out cynical, depressing, “realistic" movies. It’s no surprise, then, that Lucas had a diffii ult time getting bis moi ie green-lighted. I Ie finally won the support of out studio head urn! \, i given a small budget of about $3 million 1 hardly anyone, including the af ion he had chosen for the movie e? pc a; I im I it lo he a success. It opened in 19 7, and it hit with the inipat t of a un inlogicct! hydrogen bomb. Word of mouth plead like wildfire, and kids flocked lo >ee it — not just once, hut main times. Ii smashed and exceeded every box of lit e ic< ok) up rn that lime. It grossed $461 million, i ■ mod iv, iinly "I itanic’ ce < eeds thai ieee rd I’m not a fan cl siiencefiction and had no interest in seeing the mo ie. However, I kept heat ing so much talk about ii. I dropped into a thentet one afternoon, lo my surprise, what I aw was just like the World War II nun ies I had watched as a kid. I lie good guys were all good I he had guys wen’ 41 had. I lie good guys practiced the time Ii ss virtues of love, loyalty, honor and (on rage I xeeptfoi the sets, it could fun e been any one of a number of World Wit ll movie (hat always showed ie triumphing over the bad guys I ve always thought that “Star Wars” contributed to Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980.1 certainly have no proof of that. But Reagan's idealism and optimism would have been scorned and mocked by the burnouts of the 1960s and 1970s. I he Star Wars” generation, however, conner led with this man because he spoke the same language as George Lucas. lf Reagan brought morning to America, I think the dawn began with the original “Star Wars.” I in as also revolutionized the film in-dustry with his spectacular advances in spin ial effects and computerization. Without his pioneer work, “The Lord of the Rings” could never have been made. But more important is that he has a good soul. Whatever’s in an artist’s soul inevitably comes out in his creations. You can look at the body of work done by I .m as and know that he is one fine man. I our other good souls in Hollywood — and there aren’t many—are John Milius, Simon Wincer, Kevin Costner and Ron I loward. I’ve never seen the point of paying money to be depressed. I can be depres sed for nothing just by watching the ii or volunteering to take care of termin ill patients. Why pay $8 to $10 just so « I lollywood reprobate with garbage fo soul can pour it into your head? Unlet a film or play can make me laugh or ii spire me, I don’t go. I’m definitely of the old school, like Louis B. Mayer, founder of MGM Stuc I Ie reportedly told his partner, who wanted to do “serious” movies, that “I you want to send a message, use West Union.” A very good plan. Hie world is full of gloomy hut oh-s earnest people who want to tell us all about the angst and ills of the world. V we already know about them. Instead of exploiting the angst and the ills, wit don’t you try to do something about them? In the meantime, I’m a daisy-and-st flower kind of guy this time of year. Sn mer is one of the hest treats the plane has for us. Enjoy it. lf you get too hot £ sweaty, duck into a theater and watch final episode of Lucas’ “Star Wars” sag I .veil if you haven’t followed the story line, you’ll enjoy the special effects. ’ ;

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