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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG March 2007 I HeraldZeitung i Sfrnnjj Nnv firaunfch and Cotttal County since I New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 I New Braunfels Herald was founded The two i papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German i and English until I Editored Publisher i Director Director ChiieK j Valeria j News Editor OTHER VIEWPOINTS Live within the resources we know are there Tlie Dallas Morning News on the limits of nature Americans dont like to be told that theres any thing they cannot Or The indomitable American coupled with has made the Southwest the fastest growing region of the The arid landscape has been made habitable in large part because engineers figured out how to manipulate water from the Colorado River to irrigate the lawns of San Diego and the golf courses of Scottsdale as well as supply die needs of other vast manmade God made the desert Southwest Americans made Las But if a report from the nations most influ ential scientific research body is on the vic tory of man over nature there might prove short The National Research Council warns the tens of millions of people who depend on the Colorado River and its basin for water including residents of booming New Colorado and southern California that the drought condi tions theyve experienced over the past few years are closer to the historic norm than previously under global climate change will fur ther reduce the rivers With its rapid population the Southwest is looking at critical water shortages over the long run and scientists say that technological advances and conservation measures will not be sufficient to Researchers forecast increasingly con troversial and unavoidable tradeoffs among water policymakers and their The comprehensive report has stark policy impli cations for the Arizonas population has grown 40 percent since for and Col orados has expanded by comparable Nevadas population has almost doubled in that All of that incredible growth is now at Devel opment and migration patterns both of Americans relocating to the Southwest and foreigners com ing over the Mexican border and settling there will be a significant challenge to natural Though North Texas is in better shape on water matters than our neighboring states to the we have to learn from their The DallasFort Worth region is projected to grow substantially in decades to Farsighted lawmakers and civic leaders must make provisions now while there is time if only as a matter of protecting our There is still much that scientists dont know about climate and water particularly with the global climate upheavals now under This is even more reason why we need strong planning and The larger lesson for all Americans in the water crisis now enveloping the Southwest is this Con trary to what the transformative power of wealth and technology has taught us in recent there are natural limits to what humankind can The American ideal of freedom has always entailed the romantic notion that if you can dream you can make it To mis conviction we owe many of this nations most spectacular achieve including making great cities arise out of the frontier Yet perhaps the next great American frontier to conquer is inward learning how to discipline our selves to live within our TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is March the 69th day of There are 296 days left in the A reminder Daylightsaving time begins Sunday at 2 Clocks go forward one Todays Highlight in History On March the first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bells tele phone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell here I want to see The words were recounted by Bell in his lab On this date In Englands King Charles I dissolved Par liament he did not call it back for 11 In Thomas Jefferson was appointed min ister to succeeding Benjamin In the Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe ending the war with In the Salvation Army arrived in the Unit ed States from In the body of the antiCommunist for eign minister of Jan was found in the garden of Czernin Palace in In Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred also known as Axis was convicted in Washington of She served 12 years in In Neil Simons play The Odd starring Walter Matthau and Art opened on In James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Mem to the assassination of Martin Luther King Ray later repudiated that maintain ing his innocence until his Politics should be kidfree zone What kind of people are we Is nothing sacred anymore Are there no limits on how far the media can go in digging into the personal lives of candidates Its beginning to look like the answer is a resounding No A brand new form of child abuse is the medias pur suit of the children of political candidates in an effort to trap them into taking pot shots at their Case in point the medias attempt to exploit a split between Rudy Giulianis son and daughter by his previous Anybody familiar with the for mer New York mayors marital problems knows that his divorce from Donna Hanover to say the very What was not known publicly was that it appears to have resulted in the estrange ment from their father of the two children of the 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 Thats a personal one would Thanks to The New York how its now very Having no national security secrets to expose to alQaida and other enemies of the United States at the the Times found time to go digging in their mud pit and drag Giulianis two children into the Under photo caption Noticeably Absent From the Giuliani Campaign His Chil the Times reported that Giulianis son Andrew Giuliani says he and his father are estranged and allowed as to how he would not be campaigning for his It doesnt seem to have occurred to the Times that who has his own life to might just have things to do other than campaigning for his As NewsBusters The only way for the rest of the country to become aware that Rudys children are noticeably absent is for someone to go out of their way to make it a point to inform them about Here we have the bastion of leftism try ing to get at a candidate through his chil dren in stark contrast to the tsking that the left indulged in during the Clinton NewsBusters It appears that the which railed at conservatives for allegedly picking on Chelsea now considers candi dates children fair if they are that The Times is far from the worst case of the exploitation of It now appears that a pedophile Web site in Panama has posted photos of Barack Oba mas two daughters a criminal act over which the Senator has no since it is located in During my Dads my sister Patti and my brother Ron didnt campaign for our but nobody tried to use their failure to hit the road for him as a way to attack Ronald Reagan by implying that this was a sign he wasnt a good man superbly equipped to be president of the United It was understood they had other things to What the public wants to know about Rudy Giuliani is if he wins the presidency is will he do something about is he going to be a strong proponent of our national defense and is he for the things Im I couldnt care less about his relationship with his I dont care if his kids are not going to vote for Thats his busi ness and its not One of the tragedies of our times is the fact that a man can no longer run for office whole family is dragged into the And thats enough to stop some very good men from even thinking about They just wont expose their fami lies to the slime fests that campaigns have and to the medias lust for even a hint of scandal in their personal LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What acts were malfeasant To the editor I dont own property on either Tell how does Valentines voting for smaller cooler sizes than recall petitioners want constitute malfeasance and which is appar ently needed to impeach him And we ask voters to decide whether it does or doesnt without giving him a chance to defend himselr No no no Im no in my we must all reread the Constitution before doing something unconstitu New Braunfels Good Friday can be observed To the editor As a I realize the sanctity of Good Fri Good Friday can indeed be kept holy by attending services in the In I attended Catholic school for 13 years and always had classes on Good There is really no rea son to rearrange the NB1SD school 1 could understand the objection if school were to be held on Easter the holiest day of the Christian but that is not the Consider the issue of actually having the children be in it is far more likely that children will be sent to school on Good Friday than it is that par ents will send their child to school during a make up day on spring traditionally a time that parents plan a nonrefundable vacation months in teachers may have scheduled vacations during spring Are there enough substitutes to cover classes Likely since my sons school was recently unable to retain a and that teachers class was divided up among the rest of the classes in that grade the The Saturday school option interferes with other obligations and family We as a society have precious little time together as a Many par ents wont send their child to school on a and instead these children will incur an unneces sary unexcused I hope that the NBISD board takes these points into Lisa Williams New Braunfels 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 9 Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 them to 830 6063413 them to United Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 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 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nathan.macias@house.state.tx.us STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 925 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILEJN AUSTIN Telephone 8888246984 Email address jeff.wentworth@senate.state.tx.us JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL 424 Castell Box New TX 781311747 MAYOR BRUCE BOYER bboyer@nbtexas.org Telephone 830 2214507 1 COUNCILWOMAN SONIA MUNOZGlLL smunozgill Telephone 830 2214501 2 COUNCILWOMAN BETH SOKOLYK bsokolyk@nbtexas.org Telephone 830 2214502 3 COUNCILWOMAN GALE POSPISIL gpospisil Telephone 830 6292447 4 COUNCILMAN PAT WIGGINS pwiggins@nbtexas.org Telephone 830 221450 6 COUNCILMAN KATHLEEN KRUEGER kkrueger@nbtexas.org Telephone 830 2214505 6 COUNCILMAN KEN VALENTINE kvalentine Telephone 830 2214506   

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