New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 17, 2005, Page 4

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August 17, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG August 2005 FORUM OUR OPINION CISD trustees are aggressively tackling growth Voters can be thankful that trustees have worked diligent ly to ensure Con ml ISD will T he Comal Indepen dent School District Board of Trustees has some difficult decisions to make in the near With growth in the district continuing at breakneck HeraldZeitung Strring New Hmuiifels ami County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Horald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and Englishuntil be able to handle adding up to 800 stu the growth when I dents every vearthe district it haonens i nave to build new scnocJs to address the When looking for a new growth was obviously on the mind of The man they chose to replace Nancy Marc has experience in dealing with growth and passing bond But long before Fuller trustees began looking to the By creating a Strategic Plan ning the district went to work to fig ure out how best to deal with growth The committee worked long and hard to un derstand the impacts of growth and took its find ings back to trustees The district quickly began taking steps to address the Trustees first added sixth grade to the middle school ranks and then changed sizes of new schools to make future facilities In the near the school board will likely ask taxpayers to pass a bond to pay for the con struction of new What exactly the bond will look like and how much money will be need ed is yet to be Asking voters for more money will be a chal Before voters have their they can be thankful that trustees have worked diligently to ensure Cornel ISO will be able to handle the growth when it TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the229th day of are 136 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Robert Fultons North River Steam Boat began heading up New Yorks Hudson River on its successful annulartrip to On this date In Federal batteries and ships bombarded Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor during the Civil In a prospecting party discovered gold in a finding that touched off the Klondike gold In a mob in Cobb lynched Jew ish businessman Leo whose death sentence for the murder of 13yearold Mary Phagan had been commuted to life who had maintained his was pardoned by the state of Georgia in In during World War Eighth Air Force bombers attacked In the Allied conquest of Sicily was complet ed as and British forces entered Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins is on vacation this Her column will presume next j Managing Editor i Editor and Publisher I Circulation Director Advertising Director j Business Manager I News Editor Gary Maltland Dougfonay Jeff Fowlar NalcaBall Valeria Shields David Rupkalvls Have faith like everything news business is cyclical and it will change The news business is in The evidence is the current emphasis on individual crime stories and stories about the entertainment the funny thing about that declining statement is that it isnt The news like every other human is It has high points and low Thomas who once said hed prefer a free press and no government to a government without a free soured on the institution after the Federal ist newspapers worked him over so In a letter to a Jef ferson complained It is a melancholy that a sup pression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its than is done by its aban doned prostitution to false Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted In himself a newspa perman most of his wrote To the best of my knowledge and the average American even of the socalled better is not only quite as bad as Upton Sinclair says it but 10 times worse times as 10 times as unfair and 10 times as complaisant and pu and 10 times as hypo lewd and dishon As you can todays liberals complain ing that the press is conservative and the conservatives complaining that it is too lib eral are Sundayschoolers compared with some of the real critics of the I was lucky to enter the business at the tail end of its bluecollar when city rooms CHARLEYREESE Charley Reese is a columnist for King Fea tures You can write to him at Box were full of drunks and There were even occasionally And there were lots of One of my early editors drank scotch out of an icedtea glass with no water in One when I returned from the I asked him if hed like a cup of I just spent getting a buzz and I aint about to ruin it with no expletive deleted 10cent cup of he That was in the days when you could buy coffee for a dime and a shot of whiskey for 50 One of the men I worked with was an alcoholic who rode a big Indian motorcycle to rain or summer or He was in his 60s and had a purple He hid his bottle of vodka in the mens and he was so expert in timing his nips that he would write his last headline and drink his last swallow at the same He could ride that motorcycle even when he was too drunk to I saw him do Todays newsroom resembles a Prudential Insurance Smoking is and there is only the faint clatter of computer keyboard I knew the business was doomed when they put a salad bar in the Todays journalists tend to be saladeaters and and those who smoke dont smoke But have Like everything the business will and maybe for the 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 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 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTgNigOFFJCJj 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 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 Email address sVATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address [email protected] JUDITH ZAFFIRINI 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 go meet the but not alone T Cal Thomas is a colum nistfor Tribune Media Services He hosts After Hours on Fox News Channel Saturdays at 11 Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to Tribune Media 435 Michigan Suite 6061 Lor leave an email at here are many valid reasons why President Bush should not meet again with Cindy the mother of Casey who was killed in There is one reason he should and that reason trumps the such a meeting would set a bad because it would say that all one has to do to get time with the president is to stage a protest in August dur ing the slow news cycle and one can enjoy a privilege avail able to few Cindy Sheehan has be come a tool and a willing one of the far left which is unrelenting in its criticism of the president and his She dominates the Michael Moore Web which urges more people to show up at the presidents ranch in so they can be on TV and have their pictures in The Moore Web site carries her daily most of which are about her own feelings and the insane She calls herself a progressive the president can wait her She has said she is staying until he either sees her or he returns to the media would love to have her meet with the president in It would duly record her predictable statement that he was insensitive and uncaring and that he did not respond to her concerns or It would be a wellchoreo graphed attack on the Heres the reason he should meet with but not Other relatives of dead and wounded soldiers and some of the should be Me might also invite a few Iraqis who support the effort to free a people long held in bondage by Saddam Hussein and who face new bondage under the totali tarian dictatorship of Islamofacism if this effort The president should hold the meeting in a public Let the criticism but let Iraqi women tell their stories about rape and torture at the hands of Saddams nowdead Allow Iraqi men to tell about life under Saddam and how grate ful they are that he is Wounded sol diers and families of the dead would speak in support of the war Mem bers of Sheeharis own family could They posted a letter on the Drudge Web site in support of the President Bush is hearing Cindy Shee han from behind a protective wall of se curity at his Crawford He addres sed reporters last saying he sympa thizes with her loss and knows she feels strongly about her position and she has every right in the world to say what she This is The president passed her in a motor cade on the way to a political prompting Sheehan to hold up a sign mat Why do you make time for donors and not for me A meeting with her among many would help dilute her political objective and allow other voices to be It would also reinforce the presidents posi tion that withdrawal before Iraq is stabi lized would do irreparable harm to American Middle East stability and ultimately cost many more Ameri can lives as terrorists and fighters claim victory over the United States and feel emboldened to continue their terror campaign to establish one theocratic state after This isnt as Sheehan While Vietnam is Vietnam ese did not attack America on nor are they infiltrating our country in an attempt to destroy To those who say Saddam didnt attack us on the answer the president can give is that ter ror is all part of the same fanatical Let Secretary of Defense Donald Rums feld preside at the He is the most articulate member of the ad ministration when it comes to defending the reasons we are in Let the presi dent answer even challenging Americans would appreciate a presi dent who would risk putting himself in rhetorical harms way when our soldiers are in far greater The case for creating peace and stabili ty in Iraq is a good but it needs to be made repeatedly because of short atten tion bad memory the bold ness of the which thinks it has found the president Go and meet again with Cindy Shee but this time not in private and not ;

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