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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4 A HERALDZEtruNG May HeraldZeitung Serving New Rraunfeh and Comnl County since NewlJraunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until i Managing Editor I Circulation Director Jeff Few lei I Director Ctmtft Business ManagerValerie I News Editor OTHER VIEWPOINTS More CHIP funds better for states health in long run With time running out on the 80th Legisla Texas lawmakers made a sensible decision Thursday to put up an extra million for the Childrens Health Insurance the states lowcost health insurance for children of the working Without the additional the alarming trend that has seen CHIP enrollment plummet in the past few would be certain to Lawmakers indicated that the states children are a high priority with the Senate following the Houses lead to approve measures to streamline the CHIP enrollment The decision to allow children to be enrolled annually instead of every six months and loosening of the assets test for qualification will increase the number of children found eligible for Immigration deal is remarkable display of bipartisanship in The announcement Thursday that the White House and the Democratic Majority in Congress have come to agreement over an immigration plan is a major breakthrough for United States govern Not everyone will agree with the immigration Some will say that it gives amnesty to illegal while others will argue that those who come here wanting to work deserve an opportuni ty to live the American Border enforcement has been a major bone of contention between the White House and Con President Bush has pushed for granting legal status to millions of His fellow Texas John has expressed reservations about die you see the there is no doubt that immigration reform is The economy in Texas and other states is dependent on an immi grant Low unemployment has employ ers in the state accepting workers who have crossed the border The emphasis that appears to be placed on granting guest visas to immigrant workers certain skills appears to tie gpod in The r punitive fines and requirement that heads of fami lies return home to apply for residency would grant legal status to immigrants who have shown a desire to work and enter This legislation needs to be given a chance to tackle the problems with After years of there is no better plan on the LETTER TO THE EDITOR his family need to know America is proud of him To the editor As a native of New Braunfels I read with heavy heart your front page story on the funeral of Anthony The life of this honorable and brave young man brings how lucky we are to have men and women in our military who are willing to defend and bear the ultimate cost for the cause of democracy and Freedom isnt its but the cost often seem A mere thank you doesnt seem enough but I urge all of us to tell every service man and woman that you see or Thank you for your service and I hope Bradshaw family knows how proud we are of him and I hope sometime during his recent visit an average citizen went up and told him thank Although nothing can take away the loss and grief his family feels right I hope they can find some comfort in knowing that all of us appreciate their brave sons sacrifice and will never forget Heaven was made for people like him and we know he is at peace with many other good people who havegone on When an opportunity comes again to attend the funeral of one of our and it I hope that the citizens of New not only our veterans but all grateful will join in paying their most somber but necessary To Tony Bradshaws and I speak for countless American citizens that you will never a thank We are so proud of him and of you for raising and nuturing such a wonderful and honorable young May God bless Melissa New Braunfels and 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 TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is May the 138th day of There are 227 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On May the Supreme Court endorsed separate but equal racial segregation with its Plessy Ferguson a ruling that was overturned 58 years later by Brown Board of Education of On this date In the Canadian city of Mon treal was In the French Senate pro claimed Napoleon Bonaparte In Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in In evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in she reap peared more than a month claiming to have been In a schoolhouse in was blown up with explosives planted by local farmer Andrew who then set off a dynamite laden automobile the attacks killed 38 children and six including who had earlier killed his In the Tennessee Valley Authority was In Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a North American F86 Canadair over Rogers Dry In Tennessee Buford Ellington signed a measure repealing the law against teaching evolution that was used to prosecute John Scopes in In the Mount Helens vol cano in Washington state leaving 57 people dead or In a jury in New York City convicted the Sun Myung founder and leader of the Unification of tax evasion and Moon served 13 months in Ten years ago President Clinton announced creation of a research center at the National Institutes of Health devoted to the goal of devel oping an AIDS vaccine within the next The 50th Cannes Film Festival awarded Golden Palms to Japanese director Shohei Imamura for The Eel and Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami for The Taste of Five years ago India and Pakistan exchanged fire across their shared renewing fears the countries were on the brink of nuclear war over the Himalayan region of War Emblem won the Preakness setting up a shot at the Triple War Emblem came up short at the Belmont which was won by long shot Defeatist Democrats boost enemies morale Supposed leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declare that the war is we have a video from Al Qaedas 2 Ayman al rejoic Weve got them al Zawahiri And Id think the same if 1 were a Maybe we can chalk this Democratic rhetoric up to the partisan ways of But what hap pens in the Belt way doesnt stay And when were dealing with irresponsible rhetoric KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ Kathryn Lopez in the editor ofNatioiuil Review Online She can be contacted at klopez isnt chiefly a breach of domestic politeness its a slap in the face to our troops abroad and a morale boost for their foes on the battle The war critics attitude has been all wrong since the socalled surge The critics on left and right alike have refused to give the surge a including promi nent Democrats who initially sup ported the war and a Democratic Senate that unanimously approved Army David Petraeus to go to declaring his efforts a failure while he was just getting True leaders might have considered instead of shooting their military in the collective foot and giving moral support to the enemy taking a deep breath and realizing that the brave sacrifices of Iraqis and our allies have earned Petraeus and his forces a chance to The last few weeks didnt have to be like this and the summer months dont need to follow the same building toward another showdown between Con gress and the president in Septem If the leaders on the Democra tic side had been adult about instead of throwing cheered on by the antiwar left wing Internet they could have might have tried something like this we dont like what were seeing in and nei ther do the We know you cant but we owe it to those who have already sacrificed to give Petraeus our And he has But we also cant stay in Iraq indefinitely and we cant continue to lose American Knowing that our enemy will only be reenergized by an imme diate we must send a united signal to our friends in Iraq that although we want to help to make their new country we are not colonial rulers and we cannot be there Lets set some benchmarks help them in the chaos of their new government to set some Were their friend and mentor but not their nation which we think you agree with us we live in dangerous Mistakes have been made and we can avoid making fatal ones The war in Iraq has not been a grand to say the We can all agree on Americans dont like to We can agree on Now lets go from there and try to come to a reasonable compromise that wont leave the legacy of our fallen and the Iraqi people high and Had Democ ratic leaders in Congress taken that they would have proven themselves I the majority party in Congress may be leading us to greater dan gers we could have United StatM Government PRESIDENT GiOftOt 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 NAT KAY BAILtY HUTCHltON 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