New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Betting on the rise
Report shows increase in wagering by teats, adults since lottery introduction
The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has released a report shoeing that the number of teens betting on the lottery has doubled since 1992.
This increase comes despite the fact that it is illegal for anyone under 18 to purchase lottery tickets.
In adults, the survey revealed that betting had increased from 49 percent in 1992 (a few months before the lottery began) to 68 percent in 1995. However, 20 percent of those adults gamble only on the lottery, according to the report.
Compulsive gambling affects 400,000 adults and nearly 26,000 teens in Texas. It is a serious problem that should be given a great deal of thought
As an adult, one is free to make his or her own decisions. But it is also ones responsibility to teach and consider the welfare of the younger generation.
The lottery in and of itself isn't bad. But getting hooked on gambling at a young age can lead to serious consequences down the road for young and old alike.
Sadly, when it comes to compulsive gambling, there is no safe bet.
(Today s editorial was written by Herald-Zeitung Managing Editor Micah Boyd.)
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I racreastng numbers of managers are opting to return to hourtv wage work Others are getting out to the corporate hieranrhy by becoming independent consultants My friend called to report that her job frustration had caused her
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SET PRJORITIES Each moraang mike a fee rtf the most —putt thcngs to dc that day. order them m the number of importance aal »rae them on your "to dc" last To use your tone jpproprundy. folfow the caninal rule cnen&coed at all nine management semcaars: “Fust stases tirst.” ORG.AN1ZE. The busher you are. the more ame you ttxast saerd on orca-ruzanon. Purchase a day organizer Ic addice, to career accra ,sraes rut all of your tnraSy’s evem et the creancer — haskerhiu garraes^ choir practice, dental appointments, etc. Include all inyotUnl ph?oe numbers md addresses. Cany tbs creamier wxh you wherever vou go L rdate it concnuousTv LEARN TO SAY “NO ~ To be resjpecoed md to coraroi your ame. you must learn to say “too." Racier than dedxaemg >«ndf to nnrtyrdotn. say
Tk\“ finnly and politely, to time consuming projects.
NEGLECT THE UNIMPORTANT. Success depends on what you decide to neglect To establish priorities ask yourself: “If I didn’t do this task, would it make a difference in my life?’
DEFEAT PROCRASTINATION. Procrastination, doing low-priority tasks before high priority activities, is the thief of time. To defeat procrastination— begin. Once moving, you’ll tend to keep going.
G1VE-UP THE QUEST FOR PERFECTION. Learn to do your best and accept the results. Striving for perfection engenders guilt anxiety, frustration and martyrdom. You become irritable and hard to live with. Love your effort, accept your mistakes.
OVERCOME INDECISIVENESS. To defeat ambivalence, use the “ready, fire, aim" approach. Fire it up there, then aim it. Do something and then correct y our mistakes.
NEVER TAKE WORK HOME; NE\ER TAKE HOME TO WORK. When the work day is over, it’s over. When you are home, be there. Likewise. when at work give your full attention to y our duties.
Please don t show this to many of your manager friends. As a psychiatrist. I need their business. K-jps my wife living the w*y she’s grow n accustomed.
tJohn Ingram Walker, M.D., writes a weekly column for the Herald-
Letter to thBlEditor
Student needs help with local history
My name is Courtney Boric on cc. In my fifth-grade clasts we are doing a state research project and I will be doing my project on Texas* The project is due in May and it will cover such topics as famous people from New Braunfels
Today in History
The Associated Press
Today is W ednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 1997 There are 259 days left in the year
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 16,1947, America’s worst harbor explosion occurred in Texas City, Texas, when the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught tire and blew up, devastating the town. Another ship, the Highflyer, exploded the following day. The explosions and resulting fires killed more than 500 people and left 200 others missing.
On this date:
In 1789, President-elect Washington left Mount Vernon, Va , for his inauguration in New York.
In 1862, a bill ending slavery in the
and from Texas, your special state traditions and the history of New Braunfels and Texas.
The reason that I am wnttng to your local paper is to ask if you could publish my let’er in your paper I am hoping that some of the members of your community would write to me arid tell me about their experience and tradition in
District of Columbia became law.
In 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
In 1917, Vladinur Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia after years of exile.
In 1935, the radio comedy program “Fibber McGee and Molly” premiered on the NBC Blue Network
In 1945, in hts first speech to Congress, President Truman pledged to carry out the war and peace policies of his predecessor. President Roosevelt.
In 1947, financier and presidential confidant Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech at the South Carolina statehouse: “Let us not be deceived — we are today in the midst of a cold war.’’ In 1962, Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”
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In 1972, 25 years ago, Apollo 16 blasted off on a v oyage to the moon Ten years ago: The Federal Com-mumcitions Commission put broadcasters on notice it would impose a broader definition of indecency over the airwaves. Winners of the 1987 Pulitzer Prizes included August Wilson’s “Fences” for drama and Peter Taylor’s “A Summons to Memphis” for fiction.
Five years ago: The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
One year ago: President Clinton and his wife, Hillary, arrived in Japan for a three-day visit after a brief stopover in South Korea. Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced they
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Thought for Today: “Talent is Ii! money; you don’t have to have some talk about it.” — Jules Kenanl, Fret* educator and author (1864-1910).