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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A August 2005 FORUM OUR OPINION Signs are but what about all those billboards The illegal signs people can now i remove are a but billboard signs are even more of a blight on the citys land T he New Braunlels City Council put out a call for assistance asking all residents to be on the lookout for illegal The which are usually recognized as yard sale and real estate have become a growing nuisance in the city and are now considered With the signs considered residents are welcome and encouraged to remove them from public We support this New Braunfels is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and every one should pitch in to make sure it stays that Keeping the unauthorized signs that pop up each weekend off public property is one way to do The councils vote this week will help with ille gal but another issue causing concern to the citys natural beauty is the proliferation of bill The city has studied the issue for quite some We encourage the council to act quickly to regulate The illegal signs people can now remove are a but billboard signs are even more of a blight on the citys Removing the smaller signs is a but before groups head out and act as sign be sure to use Not every sign that qualifies as a bandit sign is When driving around its not uncommon for signs to be posted in front The signs vary from political preferences to proud parents who have children playing for local sports While those signs may technically be consid ered trash under the citys new pause and think before walking into someones The signs may not be but mis is and in Texas respecting private property has always been of utmost If you are interested in helping the city correct this growing go out and pull die illegal Wi3 Tjwppwrt TMjir tjc careful to keep away from signs dotting private TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 224th day of There are 141 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Joseph E Kennedy eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald was killed with his copilot when their explosives laden Navy plane blew up over On this date In President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin In the peace protocol ending the Spanish American War was In Hawaii was formally annexed to the United In the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen In the first balloon the Echo 1 was launched by the United States from Cape HeraldZeitung Serving Niiv Hnuinfils utul Cttnitil NBW Braunfels Zuitung 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 Director Business Manager News Editor Gary Maitlnnd DougToney Jeff Fowler Neice Bell Valerie Shields David Rupkalvls Heres a Little someitiinq GUESTCOLUMIM Let tourism business but not at expense of history Let me reminisce a Growing up in the 1940s in New Braunfels was Mom told me bedtime often with mysterious creatures in the German and Dad would take me on a Sunday country drive going out Wald The drive in these forests reminded me of Moms I learned that Prince Solms had already praised these forests in his reports to wtien i take my family down trie same its named Wood Why are we letting our German memories slip away How is it that we can say Schlitterbahn with such but we are afraid to keep the name of one of our oldest such as Wald Road Then I take die family to Landa I tell them about the millrace that Merriweathers slaves dug at the But the signs by the bridges say Comal Why does our town have to practice history revisionism That waterway is not the Comal it is a ditch dug by the slaves of an entrepreneur from Yan kee The Comal River flows from the through the outdoor swimming to the Guadalupe In the late Spanish missionaries built a mission near what our first founders came to know as Mission Hill west of Then 120 years Johann Walzem built a small private chapel on his The stone edifice was a it was not a mission it was a private the small private chapel is put forth as the Walzem the development and the street names all have the flavor of a Spanish mission One wonders what Johann Walzem would think to hear that his EVERETTFEY Everett Fey is a New Braunfels humble private chapel was now taunted as a Spanish The Mis sion Valley community was even named after the Spanish mission long before Walzems chapel was whats going to go next Shall we rename our rivers The Tubing River and the Schlitter bahn River come to mind the tourists would like that more than the Comal and Guadalupe Common Street can become Water Park Avenue in the Then maybe we should let When Prince Solms laid the cornerstone at the Sophienbuig on April by raising a German flag on that his dissatisfied colonists gathered on our Plaza and raised the Texas flag So maybe its time for us to let go also Maybe our towns ads about being a won derful place full of German history and cus toms doesnt have to ring true as long as it rings up sales in our tourist Im we want to invite visitors to our beautiful but dont rewrite the the history and our wonderful tradi As our let us be forthwith and real with our history let us show what we what we have always and they will come counter United States 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 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 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 HENRY CUELLAR 1404 Longworth House Office Building 20515 Telephone 202 2251640 Fax 202 2251641 Web address SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 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 Fax STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 Email address JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax Email address firstname.lastname@example.org Diary of jihadist indicates not everything is rosy for Islamofascists ANNCOULTER Ann Coulter is an attor author and a columnist for Universal Press Since the London there has been a palpable feeling in the air here in the that another ter rorist attack is Maybe not as bad as perhaps a train or subway Or maybe it will be some thing There were fevered rumors circulating over the last few weeks about massive attacks on New York and Washington scheduled for 6 and to mark the anniversaries of Hiro shima and But now 6 and 9 have come and More signifi 47 months have come and gone since without a major terrorist attack on The closest thing we had to a major bombing was the new Pauly Shore show on Even if the next attack conies it is worth ponder ing that weve gone 47 months without the savages being able to mount another terrorist attack in a country virtually designed for terrorist a country where we search the purses of little old ladies so that recent immigrants from Saudi Arabia named Mohammed wearing massive back packs dont get singled But instead of news stories about how we must be doing something right in the war on were being carpetbombed with news stories about how Bush does not have a the war was based on were losing the the redcoats are coming As Republicans were saying repeatedly captured on LexisNexis for a year before it showed up in a Frank Luntz talking points memo in 2004 the sav ages have declared and its far pre ferable to fight them in the streets of Baghdad than in the streets of New York where the residents would immediately That strategy appears to be Then maybe its just that its so hard to find parking in New Two weeks Jack a for mer deputy chief of staff for the said our forces in Iraq have killed or ar rested more than insurgents in the past six or seven It appears the majority of those were captured and but that may be good Consider the intriguing diary entries of British jihadist Zeeshan report ed in The New York Times this Monday somewhat less prominently than the 4 billion frontpage stories on Abu Siddique was captured last April in Pak istan by that countrys security His diary is a sort of PlanqJihad much like California seventhgraders were required to write in Theres also talk of publishing his diary under the title Allah Its In addition to heartwarming entries like the one on the popes death Allah will throw him in a number of Siddiques diary entries suggest that its not all sunshine and song for the Islamo fascists these Day after day for six it was nothing but bad news for Siddique except for the good news about the popes Saul Bellows death and the Prince of Monacos all of which cheered him After visiting his fellow jihadists in early Siddique reports that he received bad news and something tells me it wasnt about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anis He writes The relaxing place was done over and 78 of the guys taken whilst He was told guys need to make a move Cant stick A week he is informed by some probably not the Prince of that the situation is really bad and he should just sit tight and wait it out until things get a bit Oddly enough he is also a Mets so this spring was an allaround bummer for A few weeks Siddique is vowing to make an all out immense effort to rejoin my And then he was along with his diary and phone numbers for other alQaida oper atives and his coreligionists in Britain involved in the failed subway If you made a movie of this bumbling nin compoops youd have to call it Wheres My Car Bomb Siddiques diaiy entries refer to Iraq Prime Minister Ibrahim alJaafari as the dog of the fire and Pakistans presi Pervez as Thats not the talk of a winner Siddiques future as a jihadist may be but he has a good shot at writing speeches for Howard every time Americans get a gander at these lunatics ranting about the Great Satan and the Zionist we cant believe were at war with such a comical No wonder they dream of an afterlife with 72 hot teenage These guys are In the Las Vegas of life theyre at the conven tion center with the other Star Trek liven in Siddique says he is constantly laughed at and Ahmed cant get a and now the rest of us have to But you will the jihadists are not pouring across the Syrian border Brooklyn They are running to where they run smack dab into the glorious
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