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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG August 2005 FORUM OUR OPINION Are you ready for some prep football For football when the stadium lights are on and football is be ing all j is right in the i A ninemonth wait will come to an end Friday when the lights at Smithson Valley and Canyon high schools turn on and the Rangers and Cougars charge into the stadium to officially open football The next New Braun fels will open its first season under coach Chuck Canniford on the For football when the stadium lights are on and football is being all is right in the Success on the gridiron is expected in Comal Smithson Valley and New Braunfels have shown consistent excellence for many and Canyon has made a late rush during the last few years to catch up When the season officially kicks fans will flock to local high schools by the thousands to participate in a Texas But for the players on the the games will be the result of months and months of hard For many high school football this sea son began the minute last year Since that they have worked out lifting running and striving to get The result of that work will be on display this Fans will see new new new plays and new But they will also see something they have grown accustomed to hundreds of high schoolers giving it their all to represent their school and their We congratulate the Cougars and Rangers in advance for an excellent season under the Friday night TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 236th day of There are 129 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Hurricane Andrew smashed into causing record damage 55 deaths in Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on die On this date In longdormant Mount Vesuvius erupt burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Hercu laneum in volcanic An estimated people In the slaughter of French Protestants at the hands of Catholics began in In British forces invaded Washington setting fire to the Capitol and the White In Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop across the United traveling from Los Angeles to in just over 19 In the North Atlantic Treaty went into In the Communist Control Act went into virtually outlawing the Communist Party in the United In France became the worlds fifth ther monuclear power as it exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South In Mark David Chapman was sentenced in New York to 20 years to life in prison for slaying rock star John Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins is on vacation this Her column will resume next HeraldZeitung jVcii Hraunfrls Comal County since New Braunfels Zeitung 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 Maltland Doug Toney Jeff Fowler NeiceBell Valerie Shields David Rupkalvls T TO DO MTV GUESTCOLUMN Cervin has failed to uphold obligation to her constituents We are not private we are pub lic officials representing the taxpayers and more should be ex pected from wrote Rose Cervin in a guest column published in the HeraldZeitung July The irony of her statement is in Cervin has continued to neglect the consti tuents of District and therefore has acted more as a private citizen than an elected public official since she was sworn into Here is a record of her attendance or lack tiiereof since her election July superintendent search interviews July superintendent search interviews July superintendent July superintendent July superintendent July budget development and pay salary June regular board June superintendent search interviews Late June superintendent search interviews Late June superintendent search application reviews Late and left early June Strategic Planning Committee report Absent May canvassing election results Absent May interim superintendent selection Late Cervin complains that Board President Dan Krueger would not allow her to ask ques tions at the June 2223 board meetings when they were interviewing candidates for Comal ISO This reader has to wonder how she could even pose informed questions when clearly she hasnt participated in the entire process for selection of the superin since she has been ignoring District 5 constituents by refusing to answer our questions or represent us at the school board this read er has to wonder if her questions were framed from her private citizen perspective than as an elected public I do not agree in panicCAROLKELLER ipatmg in any social func tions meetings Carol Keller is a that I feel would be wast Bulverde ing taxpayers Cervin stated in the same July 12 guest col You are wasting District 5s and Comal ISOs time and If you disagree with participating in the pro cess for selecting a considering salary schedules or any other CISD resign your position as District 5 We and elect a trustee who clearly com prehends the difference between private opin ions and public You do 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 gjjyjgT HOW GwlffnwT United States 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 I ANTONIO 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 SAN ANTONigjfFLCE 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 G i OVERNOR 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 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 s of land will never satisfy demands of Palestinians I CALTHOMAS Cat Thomas is a colum nist fur Tribune Media Services He hosts After Hours on Fox News Channel Saturdays at 11 Direct all mail for Cat Thomas to Tribune Media 435 Michigan Suite or leave an email at n the James Bond movie Live and Let 007 encoun ters a nest of crocodiles bent on having him for a Armed only with pieces of Bond tosses the fowl at the crocs to hold them off until he figures out an escape The crocks quickly consume the but keep pressing toward their ultimate Which brings us to Israels forced removal of residents from Israel is The pieces of chicken repre sent The side are croco Get it Most Westerners do Israel tosses pieces of land at the Palestinian but once it is the Palestinians only want more until their real objective the consumption of Israel is reached and their hunger Reading and listening to the reaction of Muslim Palestinian leaders and others throughout the region to Israels unilateral act offers little com fort to anyone with faith in a twostate solution consisting of Israel and a Palestinian entity living sidebyside in peace and That does not deter aposdes of this false political doctrine from continuing to promote their flawed An editorial in Londons Daily Tele graph represents this thinking The onus is now on Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Islamic the Fatah Martyrs Brigades and others of their ilk must be persuaded or compelled to abandon their arms in favor of peaceful political That is unlikely to Among the chants heard as Israeli soldiers forced their fellow Jews from their Gaza homes We will continue with the rest of until we con trol all of Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al in an interview with the Arab newspaper Asharq Al We do not and will not recognize a state called This land is the property of all Muslims in all parts of the Let Israel Thats not the rhetoric of someone who yearns to live sidebyside in peace and harmony with an Israeli The new president of Mahmoud has rejected democracy as In a document presented to his parliament detailing his shortand longterm Ahma dinejad said that in a Muslim country power belongs to He said that not only will he fight any form of democrati zation in he would mobilize the nations resources to prevent the United States from imposing its plan for self determination on nations in the While the has tried to avoid state ments about a culture Ahmadinejad has no such He speaks of a clash of civilizations between Islamic republics like Iran and Western ideas and concepts of government that he says have no place in The is a sunset he while the Islamic Republic is a sunrise Thats a pretty clear matched by an It says that nothing Israel does to pacify or mollify these religious fanatics will deter them from their God ordained which consist of die elimination of Israel and the domination of all other nations under Islamic These are not secret records kept from the They are published documents that are part of government policies and religious To pretend people who say such things dont really mean it is to be guilty of selfdelusion in the ex Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharons government says it wont negotiate with extremist organizations like but only with elected leaders of the Palestin ian But what if Hamas sup porters win seats in the announced Palestinian parliamentary elections in January Even if they the objectives of the Palestinian Authority are the same as organizations with which Israel will not They are all Tossing pieces of chicken in their direction will never satisfy They want it They say and their actions prove they are
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