New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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editorialKUDOSComal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair, Hummelfest benefit from help
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 your wish to recognize someone in this feature, write to: Herald-Zeitung, c/o KUDOS, 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
■ The 19% Comal County Youth Homemaking and Ait Fair was a success for the young people of our community.
Our sincerest thanks and appreciation are extended to: Wuest’s Supermarkets for donating the trophies; Judge Carter Casteel and Don Ferguson, our autioneers; our auction buyers; Alamo Concrete Products, Bluebonnet Motors, The Canvas Shoppe, Carter and Tom Casteel, Comal County Farm Bureau, Comal Pawn, Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, First Commercial Bank, Goepf Jewelers, Inc., Jan Kennady, New Braunfels Optimist Club, New Braunfels Title Company, Norwest Bank, Red Wing Shoes, Rhoads Interiors,
“Moe” Schwab, Texas Commerce Bank, Victoria Bank and Trust, and Dib Waldrip.
Thanks also to United Way of Comal County, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Kraft Masonry, Comal County Junior Livestock Association, Wal-Mart, our judges and all the good citizens of Comal County who continue to support us.
Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair
(To Mr. Sullens — Publisher)
■ On behalf of The Hummel Museum, Inc., I want to personally thank you and all of your staff for the support of the Museum’s golf tournament.
A special thanks to your Sports Editor, Thomas (Godley), for the write-ups, pictures and coverage he gave us over the last several months!
Again, thank you for your continued support!
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Most of the coverage of the tragic plane crash in Croatia mentions the name of Commerce Secretary Roo Brown and “34 others.” One of those “others” was a friend of mine. New York Times foreign correspondent Nathaniel Cushing Nash.
Journalists receive little respect these days. They are either hammered by a public that believes the few with a biased agenda represent the whole profession or, when at their best, are taken for granted. Nathaniel was unlike most of the rest of us in this business.
He was first and foremost a modest man in a profession that can nourish egotism. A Harvard graduate, he was such a good tennis player that he might have turned professional had he not felt called to do something else. It was typical of his life. Rather than center on himself, Nathaniel constantly explored ways to direct his intellect and energy to benefit others. A sign of the esteem in which he was held came in the spontaneous reaction to his death by Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who said, “Nathaniel had a sweetness — not necessarily the first word that springs to mind when describing a truly effective foreign correspondent — that was treasured by all who knew him."
In fact, after his initial years as a copy boy at the Tunes, the only newspaper for which he ever worked.
some wondered if he was tough enough for the rigors of reporting. They needn't have feared.
During the savings-and-loan scandals of the 1980s, Nathaniel covered the Charles Keating trial with insight and skill. He wrote about a complicated subject in a way dux even those who have trouble balancing their checkbooks could understand. “Thorough” and “insightful” were two words often used by his editors and colleagues to describe Nathaniel's reporting. No jour-Cal nalist could ask for a higher
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TnOmSS Nathaniel was a true blue
blood, but never a snob. He belonged to a New England family with Mayflower descendants on both sides. He attended upscale private schools in Massachusetts and was a star athlete in high school, earning nine varsity letters in basketball, tennis and soccer.
According to a friend, Nathaniel often spent his vacation time doing missionary work for various Christian causes and organizations. But he was not a show-off about his faith. He onoe confided to a friend
that the way to thrive at The Times was to avoid cynicism _ a nile of life that could apply to anyone and any career.
A former Times reporter, McCandlish Phillips, led Nathaniel to pursue journalism. On hearing of his death, Phillips suggested a major reason why Nathaniel was held in such high esteem by all who knew him: “When he came into a room, a gust of good will came right in with him.”
Nathaniel leaves a wife, Elizabeth, who was a missionary when he met her at a Bible study group in New York, twin daughters and a son. He also leaves many colleagues who admired him greatly and will miss him terribly. At the Dover Air Force Base ceremony, President Clinton called him a “brilliant correspondent” He was right Nathaniel brought honor and distinction to a profession that needs more, not less, of those commodities.
His leaving it especially in the prime of his life and caeer (he was only 44), diminishes our work and saddens our hearts.
Those who didn’t know Nathaniel Nash missed experiencing one of God’s great creations. Those who did know him send him back to his Creator with thanks for a job well done and a life well lived.
(Cal Thomas is a syndicated columnist.)
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Israeli warplanes attack water reservoir
By SAM F. GHATTAS
Associated Press Writer
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Israeli warplanes destroyed a water reservoir that supplies 20 villages in southern Lebanon today and Hezbollah guerrillas fired rockets at northern Israel, confounding American efforts to halt the latest explosion of violence in the Middle East.
Israeli gunboats sporadically shelled the coastal highway connecting Beirut to the southern port city of Tyre, keeping traffic down to trickle on the main supply artery to the southern Lebanon battle zone.
Guerrillas fired 24 Katyusha rockets from southern Lebanon overnight, said U.N. peacekeeping officers, speaking on condition of anonymity. Israel radio said a number of rockets fell in the Galilee panhandle and western Galilee, damaging one building.
There was no word on casualties from overnight hostilities in the south on the 13th day of Israel’s onslaught against Shiite Muslim Hezbollah guerrillas.
Since the hostilities began, at least 137 people have been killed. Most have been Lebanese civilians, including at least 76 killed in an Israeli artillery attack Thursday on a U.N. base.
About 319 have been wounded on both sides.
Today In History
By The Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 114th day of 19%. There are 252 days left in the year.
Today*! Highlight in History:
April 23,1564 is the generally accepted birthdate of the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare. He died on the same date 52 years later.
On this date:
In 1348, King Edward 111 of England established the Order of the Garter.
In 1616, the Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid (the same day William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England).
In 1789, President-elect Washington and his wife moved into the fust executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
In 1791, the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, was bom in Franklin County, Penn.
In 1896, IOO years ago, the Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated at
Some 400,000 Lebanese have been displaced and thousands of northern Israelis have fled their homes.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher is shuttling between Syria, Lebanon’s dominant power, and Israel in an attempt to reach a durable agreement on ending the hostilities.
In Jerusalem today, Christopher said cease-fire talks have reached “a very intensive period.” But neither he nor Prime Minister Shimon toes of Israel said they were on the brink of an agreement or used the word “progress.’
Christopher is to fly from Jerusalem back to Damascus, where he met Monday with President Hafez Assad. Syria has 40,000 troops in Lebanon and wields enormous influence with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah by controlling their supply routes from Tehran.
Hezbollah has been fighting for years to drive Israeli troops from the strip of land they hold in southern Lebanon to curb cross-border raids.
The U.S. cease-fire plan Christopher presented to Assad does not call for Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, State Department spokesman Nicholas Bums said. That topic, he said, is reserved for peace discussions among Israel, Syria and Lebanon.
Security sources said Israeli fighter-bombers
a music hall in New York City.
In 1940, about 200 people died in a dance-hall fire in Natchez, Miss.
In 1968, the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.
In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for the assassination of New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)
In 1985, the Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing the secret formula for Coke, the world’s best-selling soft drink; negative public reaction forced the company to resume selling the original version.
Ten years ago: President Reagan, addressing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the recent raid on Libya showed “no one can kill Americans and brag about it.” Death claimed composer Harold Alien at age 81 and movie director Otto Preminger at age 80.
Five years ago: President Bush welcomed General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the just-returned Gulfwar
demolished the water reservoir in the village of Sul-taniyeh, 15 miles southeast of Tyre, early today.
Water gushed from the tower tank, depriving 20 area villages of water, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity. Only 4,000 residents of the original 22,000 inhabitants have stayed in the villages. The rest fled to safer areas north.
The Israeli army said warplanes attacked overnight targets in the villages of Shakra and Qlaileh and pilots reported good hits.
The area, five miles southeast of Sultaniyeh, is used by guerrillas to fire rockets on Israel and has been a frequent target of air and artillery retaliation.
It was not immediately known whether the water reservoir was deliberately targeted. Israeli jets have attacked two power stations in the capital, Beirut, during the latest offensive to retaliate for damage to electricity from guerrilla rocket attacks on the Israeli border town of Kiryat Shemona.
Officers of a U.N. peacekeeping force policing part of southern Lebanon reported that Israeli warplanes carried out five air raids and that more than 400 artillery shells crashed in the area overnight.
Still, the fighting has been less intense in recent days. The United Nations documented 25 Israeli air raids and more than 1,400 shells fired in the south in 24 hours beginning 6 a.m. Monday.
commander, at the White House. NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery after a sensor on one of the main engines failed during fueling.
One year ago: The nation observed a national day of mourning for the victims of the Oklahoma City blast. Sportscaster Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77. Former Senator John C. Stennis, D-Miss., died in Jackson, Miss., at age 93.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Janet Blair is 75. Actress-tumed-diplomat Shirley Temple Black is 68. Former Sen. Steve Symms, R-ldaho, is 58. Actor David Bimey is 57. Actor Lee Majors is 56. Actress Sandra Dee is 54. Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 49. Actress Joyce Dewitt is 47. Actress Jan Hooks is 39. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 36. U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbrecht is 31.
Thought for Today: “...We are such stuff/ As dreams are made on, and our little life/ Is roundel with a sleep.” — From “The Tempest,” by Willian Shakespeare (1564-1616).