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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page April HeraldZeitung Serving Rraunfels and Carnal County since Newlraunfeis Zeltung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Manning Editor Editor and PublKhar Circulation Director arkdtlhfl Director BuairtMa ManagerVeteHetMeMt I News Editor OUR OPINION Health insurance for kids is a must State lawmakers were in session TAiesday with Texas children the focus of The Childrens Health Insurance Program could be opened up to more children if Houston State Sylvester Turners bill is According to the Robert Wood Johnson Founda one in five Texas children lacks health With more than half of the mil lion uninsured Texas children eligible for CHIR there can be no justification for only to be enrolled in the Lawmakers have an obliga tion to Texas children to ensure that funding and a straightforward enrollment system are available forCHIR Turners bill would eliminate a 90day waiting period for CHIP eligibility if a child has lost private Also proposed for change is the requirement that children reenroll every six Lawmakers have an opportunity to take a proac tive stance to make CHIP a more effective tool to help Texas It shouldnt be passed Texas is too developed to allow its children to go without medical health insurance LETTER TO THE EDITOR TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is April the 94th day of There are 271 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On April civil rights leader the Martin Luther King was assassinated in On this date In Congress decided the flag would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 with a new star to be added for every new state of the In President William Henry Harrison suc cumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugu becoming the first chief executive to die in In the city of Los Angeles was In Susanna Madora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community In British financier Cecil Rhodes left million in his will to provide scholarships for British colonists and Germans at Oxford In during World War troops on Oki nawa encountered the first significant resistance from Japanese forces at the Machinate In including the signed the North Atlantic In more than 130 most of them chil were killed when a Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed short ly after takeoff from In Henry Cisneros became the first Mexi canAmerican elected mayor of a major city San In the space shuttle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden Ten years ago Space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape on what was supposed to have been a 16day mission a defec tive power generator forced the shuttles return four days Reagans column offers as little substance as that of Coulters To the editor Reading Mike Reagans piece is just like reading Ann Neither has anything to say other than to blame Democrats for Regan blames the Clinton administration for not armor ing If Regan took the time to he would leam that those replacements for the were never intended to be armored vehi He also says the Dems have turned thumbs down on the supplemental funding for Wrong The bill was passed and it is now the President who says he will veto We wouldnt be in this mess if it wasnt for the stu pid invasion of Sum it all up with the bumper sticker that says When Clinton no one Michael Bulverde Online paper helps soldier retain his connection to home To the editor Im deployed over here in Afghanistan with the Army and I just want you all to know it really helps me feel connected with my hometown to be able to go online and read New Braunfels Thanks for having a great site that I can visit and keep up with what is going on back I cant wait to get back and read the paper version Scott Hope Hospices care deserves recognition To the editor It was an honor to have been asked to be the Hope Hospice Tree of Lights Chairman for I first witnesses Hope Hospice in action in the last days of my fathers life when they came to assist our family with an array of On March received a call from a family for help as their father was terminally ill and needed Hope I placed a call to Leslie Fer guson and she immediately dispatched her staff to their I also went to pay a visit and upon my the Hope Hospice staff was already there and assisting the family and ill family What I witnessed was They were doing it taking care of the sick comforting tiie family and performing medical Needless to the gentleman passed away but it is service such as that inspired me to write this letter of I want to say thank you to Sharon Bemie Ward Katie social Leslie Ferguson and all Hope Hospice staff for not only helping this family but other families throughout the Our com munity is truly blessed to have all of you here in times of Ramon New Braunfels Coulters column is one side of the political discussion To the editor Im sorry that Susie Alden is offended by Ann Coulters We do hear hate too often from many diverse we have the blessings of free speech and are entitled to choose what we hear and To cancel or move Coulters column would be denying many of us the opportunity to hear all She is a unique writer who fills an area that was not before We hope you retain her column and suggest to those who com plain that to most of your your balance is Nancy 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 Address and telephone number must be includ ed so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 them to Detained British troops makes for humiliating week Northern Ireland Twentyfive years British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher forcefully and decisively ordered British troops to the Falkland Islands to liberate them from an invading Argentine It was a mil itary and politi cal triumph widely sup ported by the leading to conservative victories at the polls for another 15 Tony Blair pre sides over a much dif ferent After Iran seized 15 British soldiers and sailors in what it says were CALTHOMAS Cal Thomas is a columnist for Tribune Media Services Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to Tri bune Media 435 Michigan Suite IL or leave an email at not Iraqi the Daily Mail called it a humiliating week for Britain a week that saw Iran get away with pira kidnap and a week fanatics played catandmouse with a week exposing feebleness at home and impotence In Jimmy Carters failed rescue of American diplomats held hostage by Iranian religious fanatics added to the perception of American as has Americas inability to bring a quick end to the conflict in thanks in part to Irans support of terrorists The one calculation made then is the one Iran is making now the West is weak and will allow itself to be humiliated before Muslim states to preserve the lives of and win freedom for its and that it doesnt have the staying power to persevere in Iraq and other places should its nose get The Falklands victory is being used by much of the British media to mark Tony Blair as weak and who has been a stalwart sup porter of American efforts in Iraq and the battle against Muslim fanatics in is pilloried in the Sunday Tele graph for his unquestioning support of the United which has made us the easy target for Middle Eastern countries who want to take action against but fear that countrys military This gets it exactly Britain is not an easy target of fanatics because of Blairs support of the Unit ed Britain is a target because it is just as Germany and the rest of Europe are targets for their freedom and democ For not banding together as free we all risk hanging individual ly as Tehran and others prepare the noose from which the weak and inde cisive will This is not a war any of us can It is a war that can only be won or The need for a strong response to Iran is underscored in a recent Lon don Sunday Times which calls for Britain to return to the United Nations to ask for tougher In the paper We know Irans people are If Germany and France will not end the valuable export credits for perhaps Britain and America can give them a helping Those companies that trade so profitably with Iran might suddenly find a chill breeze in their relations with London and Washing British ministers are said to be preparing a compromise offer this week to allow Iran to save face by promising it will never knowingly enter Iranian waters without permis But why should Iran stop there if its intention is the continued humiliation of the West Why should which extracted maximum propaganda value from holding Americans hostage for 444 give up British hostages after less than two weeks The Iranian leadership understands the power of coercion and military It is prepared for people to die en masse for its apocalyptic concluding the West is Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons in hopes of increasing its ability to withstand pressure from other countries when it engages in outrageous such as Britain and the United States had better get the support of all of or Iran will conclude it can get away with It also would help if the United States and Europe united in an effort to become energy which we can do if we are willing to make the Starving the Iranian regime of oil and gas profits would be the fastest way to sink Anything less will in Iranian that todays Britain is nothing like the Britain of 1982 and will encourage Iran to pursue strength while Britain and much of the West embrace United Government PRESIDENT QeoftOE BiMH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATE KAY BAILEY MUTCHICON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 FM 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 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