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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNO November 2005 HeraldZeitung i Serving New nratinfcls and Cotnal County since New Braunfeis Zeitung was founded 1852 I New Braunfeis Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until OTHER VIEWPOINTS Journalists caught in CIA probe web Houston Chronicle on the recent CIA leak Investigation If the investigation into the outing of Valerie Plame were a the major news operations of the United States would be heavily infected as the virus The probe had already drawn in journalists from Time NBC and the New York Times before the recent outbreak at the Washington Renowned author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward revealed that he had testified under oath to prosecutors about a conversation that occurred in June Woodward claimed a gov ernment official he identified but refused to name publicly told him about Flames classified CIA Woodward is now the earliest known recipient of information from a spate of leaks by government The leaks resulted in a column by Robert Novak that publicly exposing the wife of Iraq war critic and former Ambassador Joseph Wil Two years Special Counsel Patrick Fitzger ald is still trying to determine if those disclosures violated federal Only one government Lewis Scooter who resigned as Vice President Dick Cheneys chief of has been charged in the but the investigation has already involved the jailing of New York Times reporter Judith Miller for refusing to testify about her She eventually went before a grand jury to provide limited testi mony and notes of her conversations with Her status plummeted after includ ing executive editor Bill publicly questioned her Critics accused Miller of abandoning her objectivity and serving as a conduit for misin formation in a series of stories on Iraqi weapons of mass which were never She recently resigned from the Just as Millers contacts with Libby did not result in a published Woodward never wrote any thing about his conversation with the unnamed He didnt tell his own bosses about the incident and later publicly belittled prosecutor Fitzgerald and his investigation in television and radio interviews without ever revealing he had a personal interest in the Famous for his role with Carl Bernstein in unrav eling the Watergate Woodward issued a public saying it was a mistake not to inform superiors about his inside knowledge and to violate the papers rule about reporters not pub licly discussing their personal opinions of news events they may have to objectively write about Although Post executive editor Leonard Downie said Woodward had made he defended him and indicated Woodwards job was not in The revelation ofWoodwards involvement com plicates an already muddy Fitzgerald has indicated he will extend the probe and take addi tional witnesses before a new grand Even if there are no further the investigation and the possible trial of Libby seem certain to spotlight the interaction of journalists with govern ment sources and with their editors in a manner thats not likely to be flattering to the TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 327th day of There are 38 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On most wartime rationing of including meat and On this date In during World War forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japan Managing Editor Jeremy Pafford pougfqnay Circulation Director Advertising Director Business Manager Valerie Shields News Editor David Rupkalvls WOTHINPERSONAL 0VTYOVCM NEVER LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Unsafe driving habits are now all too commonplace in NB The senseless loss of my friend Jim Crawfords life 13 draws attention to a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in New A driver who apparently ran a red light at the corner of Common Street and Texas 46 took Jims life She also grievously touched the lives of Jims host of admirers from around the The point you can stand on that corner and see multiple accounts of people who are in too big a hurry to stop at red It happens day after day and time after These are not peo ple who cheat a little on the yellow These are people who are not even in the intersection when it turns Yet they continue because it would be too much of an inconvenience to waste that one or two minutes it takes to stop and wait their turn that particular inter section is not the only one in I see it every It has become so commonplace that we just take it for I have even seen police let it Just the other at that same intersec I saw two cars pass through after the light turned Its noj a matter of its a matter of life and Michael Reed New Braunfeis Negotiations should take as theres no excuse for war Lets be the war in Iraq is about control of oil It isnt about weapons of mass destruction or Saddam How many people are we willing to kill to control the distribution of Iraqs oil Including civilians and we are probably in the hun dreds of thousands of people killed in order to gain control of the distribution of America controls most of the weapons on the We also control a great deal of the plan ets resources at the expense of Third World Before most Third World countries were rich in natural During the last 200 the United States has appropriated those resources through multina tional corporations under the protection of mil itary regimes supported with foreign aid dol citizens have a right to know how their money is The has no right to Iraqi It has no right to be killing or causing the death of Iraqi We have caused a United States the Third World war that is being fought at the expense of Iraq and its A message to Congress Do the right Support our bring them home In the 21st there is no excuse for As civilized we should be able to nego tiate our Maybe if we had set down at the table with terrorists 30 years we wouldnt have to take our shoes off at the air port Dona Evans New Braunfeis Annie should be returned in place of inferior comic strips I agree with Jack Moore in the Letters to the Edi tor in the 16 I have read the comic strip Annie for years and was very disappointed to see it dropped and replaced with other inferior comic Annie should be returned and the strips we have missed should all be printed so we can be brought up to EvaFitzGerald Canyon Lake Shermans Lagoon was only that had actual humor This morning when I went to read my cartoon Shermans Lagoon I was flabbergasted when it did not I read the column about why it wasnt and am very The children surveyed didnt think it was funny because it was a continuing It involved keeping up with It is not just a oneliner that provides little or no Instead it has FoxTVot and two more new car I am not disappointed that Annie and the other where done away but just not my Instead I nominate Marmaduke to be taken Thanks for your and I hope I have made a good It was the only cartoon that support ed actual JamesVoges New Braunfeis 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 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 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 HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfeis 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Email address STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 The Chronicles of Narnia worthy of rejoicing for Christian moviegoers CALTHOMAS Cal Thomas is a colum nist for 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 or leave an email at NEWYORK In a 13 New York Times Maga zine story about the movie Left Behind World at War based on the bestsell ing book series by Jerry Jenk ins and Tim Lallaye Peter coCEO of Cloud Ten which produced the had this to say about the forthcoming film The Chroni cles of Narnia The the Witch and the Wardrobe Great but theres nothing Christian about Hallelujah Perhaps not since the 1981 best picture Chariots of Fire has there been a film that so subtly and wonder fully appeals to the spirit and lets the audience decide if it wishes to go Com pared to the schlock that has been shown in church base ments over the in which the script would not have measured up to minimal stan dards in any writing class and the acting and directing were so bad that anyone seeking to make a living in this genre would surely have starved to TLTWTW is a masterpiece of counter Everything those awful movies this one It faithfully follows the storyline conceived by the Belfast gigantic Christ ian apologist and Oxford who died 42 years but whose work con tinues to sell and challenge the self indulgent and disbelieving spirit of the Lewis believed in taking on the popular philosophies of his day on their own not retreating into religious In addition to his teaching and during World War Lewis delivered lectures on the BBC on mar the Christian faith and other sub He couldnt have been more main stream than The Chronicles of Narnia The the Witch and the adapted from Lewis popular book opens nationally 9 with one of the largest rollouts in film The Walt Disney along with coproducer Walden have faith that the film will not only drive many Christians and conser vatives to see but that people who dont share Lewis beliefs will buy tickets for the adventure the spectacular special effects and the characters who find faith and courage in a most unlike ly place the mythical land of where it has been always but never Christmas until they This is an important film because it offers a better strategy for Christians and conservatives than Hollywood Movies have been a source of moral controversy from the first one reelers more than a century Politi cians and religious leaders denounced them for scenes that would today seem Most conservatives and rather than advocating for better have been content to boycott make really bad ones or criticize what was being This approach has had minimal influence on the film industry and has contributed little that was positive to the culture With there is no going back to the church This film should slam the door and take viewers to the main It deserves the patronage of all who have lamented the loss of good films and who believe they have a far more compelling and entertaining message than the vio lence and profanity that Hollywood for too produced As with The Passion of the Christ an openly religious film and Chariots of the public must buy tickets to TLTWTW and make this and its sequels big moneymakers for Disney and Large profits are the key to ensuring more good If all of the energy put into the failed boycott of Disney for gay day at Walt Disney World now goes into praising Disney and Walden for creating a magnificent this light will overcome that other Lewis got So will you after see ing this movie and cheering the ulti mate triumph of good over
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