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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 4 AOO Sunday. April 21.1996 Opinion ■ To talk with Managing Editor Doug loveday about the Opinion page, call 625-9144, ext. 21 PPO QUC ) T A B L [ “Wha the press wants a quote from someone who’s In the know, too frequently a woman is not part of the inner, inner circle.” — Judy Woodruff journalist 1995 EDITOR! A L KUDOS Hummelfest, Elderhostel both owe their success to support, help of volunteers KUDOS is a regular feature of the Herald-Zeitung in which readers may applaud md thank those people and organizations who went the extra mile through volunteer work or sponsorship for them. lf you wish to recognize someone in this feature, write to: Herald-Zeitung, do KUDOS, 707honda St., New Braunfels, TK 78130. ■ The Board of Directors and staff of The Hummel Museum would like to express their thanks to all individuals, clubs, service and civic organizations that volunteered their time, talents and resources in helping make the Hummelfest *96 celebration a wonderful success. Everyone that assisted in this program deserves much of the credit for its success and you are very appreciated for your involvement with The Hummel Museum. John Collins, executive director »<>,.> AO vv.vvn niVw urfetan ORrewXttiloV .qoQvaU nab eqiitebnohl ■ People in 14 stater are singing the praiser of New Braunfels because of these wonderful volunteers that made the recent Elderhostel a success. Thanks to: Jewel and Robert Blang, Nan and Gate Ebert, Marie Dawson, Wayne Rahe, Jane Isbell, Martha Rehler, Derma Rittaman, Madelyn Harris, Jack Krueger, Marie Offermann and all die volunteers at the Archives, First Protestant Church, Conservation Plaza, the Catholic Church, and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. Mary Anne Hollmig Write us Th® New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letters on any public • • • The editor reserves the right to correct spelling, style, punctua-tu» and known fectual snore. Litters should be kept to 250 words. We publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing tbs writers signature. Also, an address and a fohphnne number, which ars not for publication, must be included. Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned. Preference as given to writers who have not been published in the previous SO days. Mall letters toe Letters to the Editor do the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax: (210) 826-1224 New Braunfels Editor and Publisher............................................................David    Sultans Managing Editor...........................................................Doug    Loveday Retail Advertising Director..............................................Jack    Osteen Accounting Manager........................................................Mary    Lee Hat Circulation Director....................................................Carol    Ann    Avery Pressroom Foreman...........................................................Billy    Pamet City Editor.....................................................................Roger    Croteau Nbfefcsd ae Suedsy mornings sad weekday mornings Tuesday ira# Wdsy by the New BnsetfeU Henkt-Zeiaete (USPS 377-880) 707 Lands St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels. Cornel County. TS. 78131-132*. Sseoad dais portage paid by in New Brum-ftU Herald-Ztiamt is New Braunfels, Texas. Carter dsHvsrad is Cornel sad Guadalupe counties: three months, $2050; six months, S37; one ycsr. $66. Senior Citizen Discounts by ceria ddivwy oaiy: six months, S33; one yeer, $62. Mail deliver needs Canal Cassy la Texas: fees monte. $30JO; ax amirs, $33; one yew. HOMO. Mail osaife Tans: dx mood*. $71; ess year. >11123. Subscribes who few sot received a newspspar by J:30 pm Tuesday fen# Mdey or by 7:30 am on Sunday amy cill (210) 023-9144 or by 7 pm. wsrirfeyi or by ll am PosiMAfisa: Scad addeem cbsagn lo Se New Bmmfdt Hsrald-ZsUmg, PC Driw-« 31132$, New Bi-fois. Tx. 71131-132$. Opinion Online contact ■ To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet, a to simply contact staff members, the managing editor's address is Braunfels9 secret on the Net NEW BRAUNFELS’ SECRET ON TOE NET ’Die time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax Of cabbages - and kings -And why the sea is boiling hot -And whether pigs have wings.’ Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass In my past articles I hay? mentioned the size of the Internet and described it as "HUGE*’ That term really doesn’t do it justice. If you would multiply HUGE by your favorite large number, that may be a closer approximation. Many times I have looked for information on the Internet and found it rather quickly and easily. These instances are nice, but sometimes the ones that you reaUy have to work hard for are more rewarding. This week I found an absolutely astounding amount of information about New Braunfels on die World Wide Web. This information is contained on the Web site for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. Lately I have been surfing the net looking for published information about New Braunfels and I have been able to find many items of interest There is information on the Web about Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels info from Texas Monthly, area business advertising, the Edwards Aquifer and even some information about the New Braunfels Little League. Only recently have I found the Web address for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. I am glad to report that finding this was well worth waiting for! Allow me to give you surfers out there one important suggestion. Get comfortable before you view this, because it is very graphic intensive. The site starts with a bit of welcome information and links to additional pages that contain information about the history of New Braunfels, area attractions, accommodations available, restaurants, special events, meeting facilities, community profile, economic development assistance, demographics, utilities and transportation. The pages are very well written and laid out. As I reviewed the pages there was one area I would like to see addressed. I would like to see a listing of our local industries on one of the sections that would be similar to the listing they already have for accommodations and river outfitters. I would also like to see some more detailed information on our new NBus. Now that I have told you a little about this great site you probably want to know where to find it I need to tell you about the current location of the page, as well as where is will be moving to soon. As of the writing of this article, the New Braunfels Chamber of commerce Web Site can be found at Soon the Chamber will have their own Internet domain name. When that is finished you will proba- ‘ bly be able to find their information by tuning your web browser to Perhaps you are wondering why it was so difficult for me to find this information? Let me explain. Generally, when one searches for information on tile Internet, one uses a search engine like Yahoo or Webcrawler. When I searched for New Braunfels with these sites they were not able to point me toward the Chamber’s page. These problems will be in the past soon. When the Chamber locates their information on a page that uses their own domain name, it will be visible to more webcrawler search engines. It will also be more practical to advise many of the search engines of foe new location. That will make it easier for visitors to our city to browse their many choices of things to do and places to stay in our wonderful city. It is time for pigs to fly! By the way, the full text of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, can be found at .html (Reed Helmfy is a South Texas Computer Consultant for CompuVision and the Webmaster for compulsion, 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 of this newspaper, e-mailed to reed® or by calling 210-608-0808.) What do you think? Congress is again debating an increase in the minimum wage of workers In this country. This Is an Issue that always seems to appear In election years, and many Republican legislators have joined Democrats in calling for an increase. Many business leaders, however, oppose a minimum Mt/nay force industries to cut back on Fill OUT the coupon (ngnt), drop it by our office at 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or fox survey to (210) 625-1224. Copied forms are acceptable. Deadline for this survey is Saturday, April 27,1996. Should the minimum wag* for workers bt increased? Yes No Comments: Name _ Address City_ Phone_ Age. Sex. T I I I I I I I I I I I I r i i i . i; * I if i J Write ’em US. GOVERNMENT OFFICES: President of the U.S. Bill Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20300 202-436-1414 Vice President of the U.S. Al Gore Old Executive Office Bldg. 17th St. and Pennsylvania NW Washington. D.C. 20501 202-436-2326 U.S. Senators: Phil Gramm 402 E. Ramsey Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 210-366-9494 Kay Bailey Hutchison 961 Federal Bldg. 300 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78703 512-482-5834 U.S. Congressmen: Lamar Smith I IOO N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 640 San Antonio, TX 78209 210-821-5024Today In History Frank Teieda 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 787U 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 787U-2068 The Survey Says Six people responded to last week’s survey question, "Should the county commissioners proceed with the renovation of the Faust Street Bridge?" ■ Forget the bridge! Use the money for the LORA Building — it would serve more people. ■ No. Use the money for places it is really needed. Fixing roads that are used every day. ■ I read in the paper that the state has agreed to pay all but $90,000 of the county estimated budget cost of $450,000. When this historical bridge ... is restored to a safe condition, it will be an asset to the city and a large tourist attraction. ■ This appears to be a typical example of overexpenditure of public funds under the guise of the "grant money is free money" mentality. I feel strongly that money for “charming little projects" should come from private funds or from fund-raising projects. When are we going to learn? ■ This project should be scrapped! Who would benefit? The bridge is located in a remote section of town. Use the money to control the obnoxious river-goers and ease the traffic conditions caused by the influx of tourists. Give the local citizens a break for a change! ■ No! No! We believe it would be ridiculous to spend taxpayers money. What for? Another tourist attraction! Plus funds needed for upkeep and ... insurance. How long before someone will take a dive from it? Should have been sold when there was a buyer. By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 21, the 112fo day of 1996. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21,1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace known as the Red Baron, was killed in action during World War I. On this date: la 1649, the Maryland Toleration Act, which provided for freedom of worship for all Christians, was passed by foe Maryland assembly. la 1799, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. la 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring foe independence of Texas. la 1916, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn, la 1940, the quiz show that asked the $64,000 question, ’Take It or Leave It,” premiered on CBS Radio. In 1960, Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia, transferring the seat of national government from Rio de Janeiro. In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon. In 1975, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after IO years in office. In 1977, the musical play “Annie,” based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, opened on Broadway. In 1992, Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in 25 years as he was put to death in the gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two teen-age boys. Ten years ago: The United States, Britain and France vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the U.S. air raid on Libya. A vault in Chicago's Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera; aside from a few bottles and a sign, the vault was empty. Five years ago: U.S. Marines in northern Iraq began building the first safe-haven settlement for Kurdish refugees. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf arrived at Mac Dill Air Force Base in Florida to a hero’s welcome. One year ago: The FBI arrested former soldier Timothy McVeigh at an Oklahoma jail where he’d spent two days on minor traffic and weapons charges; he was charged in connection with foe Oklahoma City bombing two days earlier. Today's Birthdays: Actor Anthony Quinn is 81. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 64. Actor-tumed-talk show host Charles Grodin is 61. Former Sen. David Boren, D-Oida., is 55. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 49. Actress Patti LuPone is 47. Actor Tony Danza is 45. Thought for Today: “Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.” — Mark Twain (1835-1910). ;