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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG September 2005 I HeraldZeitung OTHER VIEWPOINTS America deserves a full investigation into Katrina The Buffalo on Katrina investiga tion Republicans who control the Senate and House chamber last week killed a proposal to create an bipartisan com mission to investigate how the response to Hurri cane Katrina went so lethally But the need for the panel is as obvious as the reason for Con gress The catastrophic damage of the hurricane and its aftermath was in to multiple failures of government at eveiy The only hope of fixing these problems is to understand what the problems where they occurred and That can be done only outside a political where the need for selfprotection But Republicans are running Midterm elections are only 14 months away and the mess of Iraq is already hanging from their Republican leaders know a fair investigation could further diminish public confidence in their What is the Katrina catastro phe shows that government and for the the federal one is in the hands of a party that has spent years arguing that it Ideo an independent probe will Too People died because of inadequate Government didnt cause the hurri but inattentiveness before the fact and incompetence afterward left thousands to suffer for days after floods inundated New Americans have a right to honest answers about why the worlds most powerful country couldnt meet this An independent investi gation is die only way to do TODAYIN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 267th day of There are 98 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Congress passed the First Judiciary which provided for ari Attorney General and a Supreme On this date In thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic after financiers Jay Gould arid James Fisk attempted to corner the gold In author Scott Fitzgerald was born in In James Doolittle guided a Consol idated NY2 Biplane over Mitchel Field in New York in the first allinstrument In Babe Ruth made his farewell appear ance as a regular player with the New York Yan kees in a game against the Boston Red The Sox In Mildred accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist Axis pleaded innocent in to charges of trea Gillars ended up serving 12 years in In President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in In the USS the first nuclear powered aircraft was launched at New port In the Senate ratified a treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union limiting nuclear In the trial of the Chicago Eight later seven Five of the defendants were con victed of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national but the convictions were ultimately Serving New nraunfrls unit Ctiimil 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 V i Editor and Publisher Circulation Director j Advertising Director I Business Manager I News Editor Fowltr David Rupkatvli LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Roberts needs to answer questions before confirmation John Roberts is too skilled in the lawyerly game of nonanswering He repeatedly bobbed and weaved around every question asked him by Democrats in the confirmation By refusing to honestly and candidly answer their questions about his positions and he exposed himself as a sneaky person with ques tionable We simply cannot trust him to be From what little information mat has been openly shared about Roberts writings as an attor ney in the Reagan we have seen evidence that he is more beholden to corporate and a champion of expansive executive than he is a supporter of the meek and vulnerable in our Like the president who appointed John Roberts cares more about the welloff people in this Like other smart and crafty lawyers in control of our Roberts skillfully lawyers his way through the these other lawyers doesnt use those skills to help the common but rather to serve his own narrow agenda to be As an American who believes in moral equality and I urge the Senate to reject John We need a Chief Justice that actually has a sense of James Barlow Helotes Parents need to set a better example when watching sports Being parents of three boys active in different we have spent numerous hours as specta tors watching games and listening to parents At a recent NBHS football we witnessed some completely unacceptable Listen ing to parents yelling negative comments about the team or coaches is always Howev parents yelling negative comments about indi vidual athletes on the team is We have known a lot of the boys on the varsity team over the past 12 we have had the privilege of meeting the remaining boys at our house Thursday They are a great group of dedicated athletes that are trying to be successful as a We take negative attacks on any of these young men In reference to the negative outbursts made about the football coaches and their we know that our son is having the best experience of his football He respects the appre ciates what they are teaching him and knows that they truly care about every he wishes they had won the first four but in no way does he blame the coaches for the He knows the team is learning and change takes We know most of the boys feel the same It is easy to be positive when everything is going the true character of a person is shown during the bad not the If a spectator cannot refrain from being vocally nega tive toward individual players or the team during they should not attend NickandAngelSmith NewBraunfek Hotel in Gruene could ruin smalltown community The proposed 104room hotel is a terrible idea for In Old next to Las Cruces where I the exact thing has The place just does not look the I plan to retire near Gruene I wonder whats next for Gruene A McDonalds Roberto Moreno Las Taking responsiblity with nothing at stake is meaningless President Bush has stated that he will take full responsibility for the mess created by Hurricane Years Attorney General Janet Reno also said that she takes full responsibility for the fires in It is easy to say this if you know that there will be no penalty for your I could easily say that take full responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in the world this as I know I will not be punished for Gerald HWiite NewBraunfek 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 GEORQC 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 SAJIANTONJO 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 AySTINOFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 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 Antonto 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 Fax 210 2776671 GOVERNOR TO CfMHAGf Texas Government RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 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 Email address email@example.com JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Bill Clinton could learn a lot about diplomacy from Carter No matter how hard the media try to rehabilitate Bill Clinton the man who brought shame and dis honor to the presidency he seems unable to shed the chronic misbe havior that marked his White House sullied his got him impeached and destroyed forever his hopes for any kind of legacy worth What he did this past week during seemingly endless TV appearances where he attacked President showed once again why he deserves to be held in contempt instead of MIKEREAGAN Mike the eldest son of President Ronald is heard on more than 200 talk radio stations national ly as part of the Radio America being fawned over by a sub se1 lent media and the Democrat both ever anxious to pay homage to him no matter how low he The medias slavishly obse quious behavior during his widelypublicized save the world conference in New York last week was typified by a female Italian reporter who was overheard saying that Monica Lewinski whose groveling was of a dif more basic form was a remark on par with a similar gushing by one of her American sisters who once expressed the same sentiment in earthier saying she would have been more than happy to perform the same lurid services for Bill Clinton that Miss Lewins ki Some of the more honest journalists did admit that Clintons attacks on Presi dent Bush were pointing out the fact that former presidents simply do not criticize their Its just not they failed to add that Clintons criticism was also com pletely off like much of what he The whole incident reminded me of one of my fathers finest moments when on the day of his inauguration in just minutes after learning that the Amer ican hostages in Iran had been he sent former President Carter to greet the hostages and even gave him the use of Air Force One for his Dad had no reason beyond his great compassion and decency to treat the man he had defeated after a bruising campaign where his opponent had viciously attacked him with such a great and generous And from that moment he never once spoke ill of Jimmy Carter nor did Jimmy Carter speak ill of him during his eight years in the White Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter may have been worlds apart in their but they shared one similarity they were both Its something that could never be said about Bill now appropriately memorialized by the Chinese by having a line of condoms named after Our media and his fel low Democrats may not have his but the rest of the world Clintons condoms what a Clintons activities last weekend showed once that like his Democrat col he cannot stop wanting to run this countiy and run the world while hes at The mans overwhelming hunger for the spotlight marks everything he says and He cannot bring himself to leave center stage and slip into the Nor can his fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer when he sees a microphone the area between him and the mike becomes a hazardous place to Get near either of them and you could be trampled to death as they race to get in front of the TV cam Clintons ingratitude to the president who honored him once again by pairing him with his father to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina simply bog gles the At the very first opportuni he turned on the man who went out of his way to twice honor him with a presti gious Chanting the Democrat partys favorite mantra about the need to raise taxes so they can spend more of the peoples money on their pet spending Bill Clinton proved oblivious to the sim ple fact that the presidents taxcutting policies have given the United States the fastest growing economy in the His obsession with tax increases would plunge the into the recession that he left behind when he and his wife slipped away from the White House with a few national treasures in their We hoped then that he was He i
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