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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEFTUNG December 2005 II HeraldZeitung j Serving New nrmtnfcls and Comal County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 l New Braunfels Herald was founded The two I papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until j OUR OPINION CISD students deserve a yes vote on bonds No one tikes to see their taxes go but Comal County has a chance to buck the stan dard set by the Legislature and stand up for education vs roters in the Comal Inde pendent School district will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to provide funding for improve ments to existing schools and infrastructure and money for new Deciding how to vote on a bond issue can often be diffi On one almost everyone wants to support edu But on the a yes vote will raise and many voters have no chil dren in Despite the legitimate the two bonds floated by the Comal ISO deserve a yes vote for many Rapid growth in the district has made new buses and other related items As those of us who live here Comal County is a great place to Others around the state have found that out and are moving into the county in As new residents move their children need quality Many of our new neighbors say the school system is one of the reasons they chose Comal The rate of growth is not the fault of local educa but they must find a way to teach all the chil dren who live in the Without quality that is very this is not just about new children moving in and needing better Its also about the growth causing the need to provide adequate facil ities for all Comal ISD did not take this bond issue For close to a a group of educators and county residents worked tirelessly to determine the best ways for the district to address the issues relating to The bond issue voters will be deciding on is a direct result of that That behindthescenes work rriakes this bond issue easy to Because the rapid growth is expected to the which total will likely be paid off with a very small increase in the tax District officials say the bonds could raise the rate 2 cents at the On the that increase would cost the own er of a home only per But because of homestead exemptions offered by the state and the the increase would be much District officials have also said they will only sell the bonds and spend the money if it is With the Legislature meeting again soon to hopeful ly find a resolution on school just what the district may need is still up in the But if his tory is an the state lawmakers are not likely to increase funding enough to negate the need at least some of the and most our children are worth We live in a state that has actually decreased education spending recently and has a Legislature that seems or to find a way to properly fund This election is a chance for Comal County to change that tide and make a statement in support of local head to the polls Tuesday and vote in favor of both bond j Managing Psfford I Editor and j Circulation Fowler j Advertising Bell j Business Shield i News Rupkstvlt IN THE MANTIS TO OF TXB Media bias continues unabated The late Peter Jennings would be mildly amused that ABC News has named two anchors to replace He might also be pleased that the very pleasant looking Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff share Jennings politi cal They are both How do I know this For the same reason I know that when a pope his successor will not be a but a Roman Var gas and along with the new Night line troika of Terry Cynthia McFadden and Martin Bashir Ted you get brag ging rights because it took three to replace you are all If ABC News president David Westin wanted to make a bold statement and attract new view he might have found at least one conserva tive to be part of the anchor But where would he look and upon whom would he call John who appears on is the only conservativeleaning reporter at but his chances of being tapped were about the same as mine slim to During an inter view two years ago with 60 Minutes reporter Lesley I asked her about journalistic She asserted that there were people of differing political viewpoints at CBS Asked to name Stahl could Liberal journalists see the world through their own prism Big government and higher taxes are good abortion on demand is good nothing wrong with homosexual practice or samesex marriage America is evil if not the cause of much of the worlds problems religious peo ple are by definition unintelligent and need watching Democrats are better than Republi cans and have a divine right to run our gov ernment Bush is evil and an idiot the war in Iraq is a failure Howard Stern is a First Amend ment crusader while those who want culture to at least acknowledge their beliefs are radical imposers of a narrow religious The Media Research a conservative mediamonitoring has collected some statements by Vargas and While the list is short compared to Tim MRCs director of media explains in the Washington New anchorpeople need time to grow in he broadcast last June from North He chose to emphasize how much the North Koreans hate Ameri This is news Woodruff later admitted he did not have a translator and depended on the communist governments handler for his Anyone interested in some of Vargas ideological record as a doctrinaire lib eral can visit There one finds examples of a liberal take on Judge Samuel federal regulation LTHOMAS and The way stories Cal Thomas is a colum are chosen is also impor nistfpr Tribune Media tant when considering Services In addition to stories Direct all mail for Cal that delight controversial political and cultural stones are liberal When this evidence is pointed out to the anchors and network news everyone denies any They actually believe they are fair and accurate because they all subscribe to the same philoso phy and they work and socialize with people who hold identical That is an undeniable It has been this way since the agendasetters took over the and you can expect more of the And expect more preaching by overpaid anchors about problems they will never face because their salaries dwarf those of average Americans whose interests they cham They do not understand why this onedimen sional and predictable approach contributes to their falling The country needs a robust debate and access to information from many points of CBS and NBC do not practice ideological diver which is why increasing numbers of con servatives have abandoned broadcast network news in favor of Those who continue to view broadcast news deserve but these new anchors guarantee theyll get more of the United Government PRESIDENT GlOfMM BueH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 Si N AT E KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20S10 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 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780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 The president swoops in to rescue a mother in need DOUGTONEY Doug Toney is editor and publisher of the The fast food restaurant was loud and At the front end of the ChickFilA in New Braunfels was filled with preschoolers and their My plans to go through the drivethru were thwarted by the long line of so running inside and eating at a booth looked like the best Armed with a book and a sack of I headed to the back and found a booth near the entryway to the The eatery was The rewedup volume of noise was in direct proportion to the number of children running around the tables and in the playground But behind I could hear the laughter and yells of what sounded like a small tribe of boys in the In a couple of a mom comes walking She knocks on the Come on Its Her announcement was greeted with Then the laughter and yelling She knocked I mean You need to come You could recognize the frustration in the moms Most of us know the Its the myboysaredrivingmenuts Aware that in todays a lot of caution must be taken when a stranger offers to help with I hesitated for a But having been a boy and having raised a couple of I thought I should offer my Excuse Im a father of Would you like me to go in there and get those boys out for you I She looked and me and apparently decided my offer was nothing If you dont I would appreciate she They dont seem to be listen with my reading glasses perched low on my dressed in a suit and I opened the door to the restroom and walked All three one on his back on the floor and talking to no one in one sitting down and one just standing were all in the same I could see them through the space between the stalls door and Boys I said in my best nononsense dads Your mom sent me in here to get Lets get And on the get He jumped up off the The boy that was standing next to the boy who was sitting came forward and peeked through the crack between the door and the After looking me he Are you a doctor I Your mother sent me in here to get you boys The boy turned to the brother who was still perched on the throne and I think hes the president The sitting brother could only muster an astonished wow The boy turned back toward me and with his eyes and mouth wide asked are you the president I started to say no but then I stopped Looking over the top of my I looked down at the now all crowded together looking through the space by the stall Im the president and your mother sent They came flying out of that stall and were heading toward the I now doing my best to act You must all wash your They immediately turned a hard right to the I adjusted the water and started grab bing The entire the boys kept looking up at One by they washed their hands with and I dried off their Now I want you to listen to I as they stood straight up at atten eyes Good boys listen to their and you all need to be good They all nodded their heads and head ed single file out the I walked out behind them and the who apparently had not heard the seemed to be impressed with the boys orderly She thanked me and followed them to the front of the When I sat down to finish my I started chuckling about what had hap As I got ready to I walked up to the mom and told her the part about the boys thinking I was the We both had a good Ive wondered since whether she told them that I was not really the Or do you think she thought instead about what she could say the next time her boys start acting dont you make me call the pres ident
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