New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Brauntex Theatre manager, Mid-Texas Symphony applauded for their efforts
KUDOS is a regular feature of the Herald-Zeitung in which readers may applaud and thank those people and organizations who went the extra mile through volunteer work or sponsorship for them. If you wish to recognize someone in this feature, write to: Herald-Zeitung, do KUDOS, 707 banda St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
■ I’m not sure who to direct this to, but I wanted to commend the new manager at the Brauntex Theatre, Cole Person.
My Mends wanted to see Braveheart which was showing upstairs... one of us was in a wheelchair.
Mn Person helped us to cany my Mend in his chair all the way up the stairs and then back down again when it was over M. he also gave us die office number and said that if we called a little in advance he could swap the upstairs movie to downstairs in die future.
I thought this went way beyond anything we could have hoped for in helping to accommodate a handicapped person, and such Mendly service you can only get in a small town!
Thanks Cole! bonnie Carpenter
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The Mid-Texas Symphony for bringing classical music to more than 1,000 Comal County school children at its annual children’s conceit last Tuesday.
And a special thanks to concert sponsors, First Commercial Bank and Robot Orr and the Cecilia Young Willard fund and Ella May Breckenridge.
And Kudos to pianist Laura Spitzer and guest conductor Franz Krager who tailored the conceit to their young audience.
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Internet connections and pizza
Imagine overhearing one of your fellow workers calling the telephone company and ordering service for his new house. “Hello, telephone company, I’d like to order a telephone line for my house. Can you tell me how much that would be? Yes? yes? I see? Well, let me ask you a question. When I get my new phone line in, will I be able to order a pizza with it?" This conversation probably sounds a bit odd to most of us today because we understand what it means to have a ‘‘connection” to the telephone company. Of course, once we get that connection we can use it to order a pizza if that is what we want to do. A connection to the Internet can be viewed in a similar light Once you are connected via an Internet Service Provider, you are connected. It is then up to you if you use it to track the stock market or to call one of your friends located in a sub freezing climate to discuss how great life is in New Braunfels.
To review, last week we established the difference between Internet Service Providers who provide a direct connection to the Internet and Online Services like America On Line. The benefits of the Internet Service Providers are centered around speed and full accessibility to the Internet. Online Services have foe advantage of being able to provide resources that only their subscribers have access to. Another advantage of the Internet Service Provider channel, is foe amazing array of software programs that allow
you to take advantage of your direct Internet connection by passing audio signals, video signals or database queries along the network. This week we will continue the explanation of the differences in Online Services and Internet Service Providers.
To every rule there is an exception. So, I must point out the exception to the above rule of “complete access." Many times in a corporate environment a filtering computer known as a “firewall" is placed between the corporate network and the Internet. This can be done to protect information on the corporate network from the Internet, as well as providing a method of filtering or censoring parts of the Internet from the users on the corporate network. On a smaller scale, individual computers can be controlled with filtering programs like NETNANNY or STOPWATCH which allow parents to set restrictions on foe areas of the Internet that are available, as well as monitoring the information that is coining in to their computer.
Another benefit of being on the Internet is standardization. Once you get all your winsock applies-
dons installed, they will work with any direct access to the Internet. There may be a few configuration issues that need to be changed between services, especially in foe dialer program. The main print is foe applications that “do things" on the Internet will still work the same way.
Another benefit of the Internet Service Provider is cost Prices for a commercial provider can vary from state to state, country to country and company to company. But about $25 per month for unlimited access is somewhat typical.
My thanks and acknowledgment to the author of Mastering foe Internet which I used as a reference for this article. The entire text can be found at http:/Awig.hypercon.com/master.htm. This document provides more than 200 pages of Internet help in plain English. It includes explanations of Internet mysteries and complete setup instructions for Windows, Windows 95 and Windows NT. I highly recommend it as a “must read” for those of you that are cruising onto foe information highway.
(Reed Helmfy is a South Texas Computer Consultant for CompuVision and the Webmaster for compuvision.net Reed lives in New Braunfels and specializes in computer networks and Internet service. Comments and suggestions for future articles can be mailed in care cf this newspaper or by calling 210-608-0808.)
Soon, the streets of New Braunfels will be filled with the bustling traffic of tourists visiting our local shops, parks and rivers.
For some, especially our merchants, the tourist season is welcomed with open arms.
For others, the traffic headaches, long lines at the grocery stores and other inconveniences are something to detest We want to know what your feelings are about the imminent approach of the tourist season.
Fi out the coupon (right), drop it by our office at 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or fax survey to (210) 625-1224. Copied forms are acceptable.
Deadline for this survey is Saturday, April 13,1996.
Do you view the approaching tourist season hare with anticipation or dread?
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UA GOVERNMENT OFFICES:
President of the U.S.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. IMW Washington, D C. 20500 202-456-1414
Vice President of the U.S.
Old Executive Office Bldg.
17th St. and Pennsylvania NW Washington, D.C. 20501 202-456-2326
U.S. Senators for the state of Texas:
Phil Gramm 402 E. Ramsey Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78216 210-366-9494
Kay Bailey Hutchison 961 Federal Bldg.
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Austin, TX 78703 512-482-5834
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Today In History
By The Associated Press
Todsy is Easter Sunday, April 7, the 98th day of 1996. There are 268 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight In History:
On April 7, 1862, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Giant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
On this date:
In 1927, an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
In 1945, during World War II, U.S. planes intercepted a Japanese fleet that was headed for Okinawa on a suicide mission.
In 1947, auto pioneer Henry Ford died in Dearborn, Michigan, at age 83.
In 1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific" opened on Broadway.
In 1953, the United Nations General Assembly
1313 S.E. Military Dr., Ste. 115 San Antonio, TX 78214 210-924-7383 FAX: 210-927-6222
TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES:
Governor George W. Bush P.O. Box 12428 Austin, TX 78711 512-463-2000
Attorney General Dan Morales P.O. Box 12548 Austin, TX 78711 512-463-2100
State Senator Jeff Wentworth 1250 N E. Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 210-826-7800 FAX: 210-826-0571 or P.O. Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711-2068 512-463-0326
State Senator Judith Zaffirini P.O. Box 627 Laredo, TX 78042 210-722-2293 or P.O. Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711-2068 512-463-0121 FAX: 512-475-3738
State Representative Edmund Kuempel P.O. Box 911 Seguin, TX 78155-0911 210-379-8732 FAX: 512-463-0904 or P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768-2910 512-463-0602 FAX: 512-463-5896
COMAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES:
Comal County Courthouse
100 Main Plaza
New Braunfels, TX 78130
County Judge. Carter Casteel 210-620-5501
District Attorney, 22nd Dist.,
Bill Reimer (New Braunfels) 210-620-5533
County Attorney, Nathan Rhein-lander 210-620-5591
District Clerk, Margaret Herbrich 210-620-5574
County Clerk, Joy Streator 210-620-5513
County Treasurer, R.A. “Bart* Bartholomew 210-620-5507
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Assessor-Collector, Mrs. Gloria K. Clennan 210-620-5521
Sheriff, Jack Bremer 210-620-3400 or 210-620-3450
County Auditor, H. Bate Bond 210-620-5557
Chief Appraiser, Lynn Rodgers 210-625-8597
Pct. 1 J.L. Evans, 210-625-5254 Pct. 2 Danny Scheel, 210-609-5562
Pct. 3 Christina Zamora, 210-625-9213
The Survey Seys...
Just one reader responded to last week’s survey question, “What issues facing the city would you like to see candidates address this year?"
The response follows:
N Build true unity in this town by creating competition. Competition brings out the excellence of all players and creates a team that goes beyond the expected.
elected Dag Hammarekjold of Sweden to be secretary-general.
In 1957, the last of New Yoik’s electric trolleys completed its final nm from Queens to Manhattan.
In 1966, the United States recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of Spain.
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
In 1976, China’s leadership deposed Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping and appointed Hua Kuo-feng prime minister and first deputy chairman of the Communist Party.
In 1984, the Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation’s “second city” in terms of population.
In 1994, civil war erupted in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi.
Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a criminal defendant wrongly denied the right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses is not always entitled to a new trial.
Five years ago: U.S. military planes began airdropping supplies to Kurdish refugees who were facing starvation and exposure in the snow-covered mountains of northern Iraq. The United States warned Iraq not to interfere with the relief effort.
One year ago: President Clinton threatened to veto a lengthy list of bills passed by the Republican-controlled House if they were not modified in the Senate. In a prime-time television address, House Speaker Newt Gingnch declared the GOP’s ‘‘Contract With America" was only a beginning. I
Today's Birthdays: Actor James Gamer is 68.! Movie director Alan J. Pakula is 68. Actor Wayne! Rogers is 63. Media commentator Hodding Carter i» 61. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is 58. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 57. Television personality David Frost is 57. Singer John Oates is 47.*
Thought for Today: “It isn’t enough to talk about] peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to* believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roo-] sevelt, American first lady (1884-1962).