New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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• wSkSlh Managing (fetor Doug Loveday too* the Opinion toga, cal 625-9144, WL 21
■ To submit tetters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members, the managing editor’s address is DLcvedayOAOL.com.
Q U O T A B L E
*The American voter wants to know the driw of underwear the president is wearily birt [people] often get mad at reporters for telling them.”
— Bill Phillips university administrator 1994
E D ! T O R I A L
| on drugs
Operation to stem flow of narcotics needs Ito be combined with efforts on U.S. soil
I Defense Secretary William Perry announced that U.S. military hardware I Md tome personnel will be enlisted in a new pnti-dnig initiative to be 11—cfaed soon with the governments of six South American nations.
I Taking part with the U.S. are Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia,
I Ecuador and Brazil The operation has been named “Laser Strike” and will I focus on thwarting dreg production and the movement of the drugs through-I out Ait honiapliere and beyond.
I B's about tune.
I fUl st1 mal Central and South American nations have dragged their feet iii Aa war on drags in recent years, the U.S. and the Clinton Administration I AHI aim take the Marne Cor a lack of progress—and even real setbacks —
I bl the figjht against drag smuggling and drag use on American soil.
I IntoRfictioa in die drag fields of Columbia and Peru is vital to reducing the I anoint ofaarcotics available on the world market Like any other product I bought md told, a limited supply will increase prices and make is more Af-I tall far American kids to get their hands on.
I Ba apart from those high-profile operations, the U.S. government should I lidaim the leadership role it had in the 1980s in the fight against sub-I Anoa abuse in this country.
J Aa tile or idly as the "Just Say No” campaign seems to many these days,
I Aa mb ar of young people who followed the advice of that slogan mid I flayed off of drags increased dramatically then.
I | Public service announcements kept the issue in front of young and old in I Ai UA, and drug use among teenagers became “uncool” and something to
We chi city fua« flite number of teenager* who slayed away from drags and remained dean ae they entered their 20s. Drug-treacment centers and —ny I cyme nt fines were avoided by many.
Bm using drags is "cool" again for many youngsters. Unfortunately, Aqr can't aes into Ae future five or IO years, lf drag use doesn't destroy them toriy in fife, a pattern of abuse over die yews will surely catch up with them Md bring them down.
That, and other messages about the dangers of drug use, are just not hgfcg head like Aey used ta Ftesidnnl Clinton hee received some heat for his Administration's approach Bl Ae drag problem here, to in Ais election year it is likely he’ll announce aam* near initiative to help in the war on drugs.
It May be an election ploy, but we should demand any such action and BPpfcnd it We don't have a choice.
A new generation of young people could easily be lost (Today's editorial was written by Managing Editor Dong Loveday.)
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Internet a real puzzle for some
What is the World Wide Web? What kind of things can I do on the Internet? How do I make my own web page? How do I transfer files? What can I do with e-mail?
These are some of the questions I hear ova* and over again. Answers to these questions and more can be found right on your computer screen. This week I discovered a web site that is cute, fun, colorful and very informative. It is a free tutorial that covers the basic aspects of the Internet This web site features a cartoon caricature of noted computer columnist Larry Magid. Larry urges you to point and click your way through his main topics Aat include basic Internet information, how to get connected, Internet etiquette, issues regarding kids online, e-mail, newsgroups, conferencing, Internet address information, searching for information, exchanging files and creating a web site.
My favorite section in Larry’s tutorial covets futuristic technologies that are already in place. These technologies include RealAudio, CU-SeeMe and virtual reality.
The RealAudio system was developed by Progressive Networks. This product allows providers of entertainment, information and news to make their sound broadcast available to anyone who has an Internet connection and a RealAudio player. This is a great breakthrough because the sound file does not have to be downloaded before it is played. To get a copy of the RealAudio player go to
http7Avwwrealaudio.com. After you have installed and configured it, you can listen to broadcasts from National Public Radio. ABC News or many other sites including WOAI 1200 in San Antonio.
CU-SeeMe was developed at Cornell University to be the first free videoconferencing program . for the Mac and Windows. This •*. . - J program gives users a way to I see and talk to other users or groups by using cameras, micro-phones and speakers attached to I Aeir computers. It works in a I very primitive fashion, because of bandwidth limitations, but it is definitely a view of Aings to come. For more information on CU-SeeMe browse on over to http://cu-seeme.corTttU.edu/Welcome.htinl.
Usmg virtual realty, the user can enter three-dimensional “worlds” to learn about an actual area or just to play a game. Virtual reality uses a new language for the web called Virtual Reality Modeling Language. If you would like to know more about VRML, look at the VRML Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at http://www.oki.com/vrmWRML_FAQ.html.
Now that I have held you in suspense about the location of Ae free Internet tutorial I guess it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. Check out http7/www.paradesa.com/teionline/home/home.html
to experience for yourself the Information and whit of Larry Magid’s page that he titles The Essential Internet Online Home Page.
Now, to change die subject, I would like to get some more feedback from the New Braunfels community concerning the Internet Special Interest Group meeting we would like to start. This would be a group of people wiA a common interest of learning more about the Internet who would meet to learn, interact and ask questions about the Internet Initially these meetings would be free of charge and open to anyone who would like to attend. We are considering the third Thursday of the monA at 7pm. PLEASE give me some feedback! A message on the answering machine (608-0808) or an e-mail ([email protected]
) would be great Let me know if you are interested in attending, if the proposed date and time are good (or suggest an alternate schedule), and some suggested topics you would like to see covered. A great big thanks to all my loyal readers for your support We'll see you on the Internet!
Reed Helmly is a South Texas Computer Consultant for Condivision and the Webmaster for com-puvision.net Reed lives in New Braunfels and specializes in computer networks and Internet service Comments cmd suggestions forfuture articles can be mailed in care of this newspaper, e-mailed to reed® compuvision.net or by calling 210-608-0808.
The Ku Klux Wan is coming to New Braunfels June 1 for a rally on the Plaza.
Reaction among citizens, politicians and church leaders has been swift to that announcement. Community leaders are cRs-cussing what actions, if any, should be taken in protest of the Man gathering. We want to know what you think reaction/planned events should be in response to the Man rally.
RI out the coupon (right), drop it by our office at 707 Lands St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or fax survey to (210) 625*1224. Copjfi&feims are acceptable.
Deadline for this survey is Saturday, May 5,1996.
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Name __ Address. City Phone.
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UA GOVERNMENT OFFICES:
1313 S.E. Military Dr.. Ste. 115
President of the U.S.
San Antonio, TX 78214
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500
TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES:
Vice President of the U.S.
Governor George W. Bush
P.O. Box 12428
Old Executive Office Bldg.
Austin, TX 78711
17A St. and Pennsylvania NW Washington, D.C. 20501
Attorney General Dan Morales P.O. Box 12548
Austin. TX 78711
Phil Gramm 402 E. Ramsey Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78216
State Senator Jeff Wentworth
1250 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209
Kay Bailey Hutchison
961 Federal Bldg.
300 E. 8A St.
or P.O. Box 12068
Austin, TX 78703
Austin, TX 78711-2068
State Senator JudiA Zafftrini
P.O. Box 627
I IOO N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 640
Laredo, TX 78042
San Antonio, TX 78209
P.O. Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711-2068
The Survey Says
Three readers responded to last week's survey question, “Should the minimum wage for workers be increased?"
Their responses follow:
■ Absolutely not!! Every time it is increased, more juveniles and handicapped people are put out of work by Ae cost of doing business under the new regulation ... Crime is increased because of the loss of paying jobs. Inflation is fueled and prices go up, making it even more difficult for those on fixed income to make ends meet The government has no constitutional right to tell an employer how much to pay his employees. Three very good reasons to say no!
■ I assert that raising the current minimum wage will hurt all of us in three ways:
1) The current proposal is to raise the wage 20 percent or roughly $1 per hour. While, at first this doesn't sound like much, it is a tremendous increase for the average business which employs minimum-wage workers.
2) As this same phenomenon occurs in thousands of businesses across the land, prices on just about everything will have to drift up. Guess what? This is called inflation.
3) The third problem lies with all the other workers, who. over time and with hard work, have achieved salaries which are greater than minimum wage. Consider an employee at $6.50 an hour. He now makes 50 percent above minimum wage. At the new rate, he will make just 25 percent over minimum. So, society now values him less than before.
■ Yes! A family cannot be supported on minimum wages. More people would work if welfare didn’t pay them better. Many things need to be fixed, but raising the minimum wage is a good start.
Today In History
By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, April 28, the 119A day of 1996. There are 247 days left in the year.
Today*! Highlight in History:
On April 28,194S, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee die courtly.
On this date:
In 1758, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was bom in Westmoreland County, Va.
In 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1789, there was a mutiny on the Bounty as the crew of the British ship set Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
In 1940, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded “Pennsylvania 6-5000” for RCA Victor.
In 1947, a six-man expedition sailed from Peru aboard a balsa-wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a
101-day journey that took them across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.
In 1952, war with Japan officially ended as a treaty that had been signed by the United States and 47 other nations took effect.
In 1958, Vice President Nixon and his wife, Pat, began a goodwill tour of Latin America.
In 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad AH refused to be inducted into the Army, the same day Gen. William C. Westmoreland told Congress the U.S. “would prevail in Vietnam.”
In 1969, French President Charles de Gaulle resigned his office.
In 1980, President Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.
In 1990, the musical “A Chorus Line” closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.
In 1990, anti-abortion demonstrators marched in Washington D C. ; authorities put the number of protesters at 200,000, but organizers claimed a turnout of about 700,000.
Ten years ago: The Soviet Union informed the world of the nuclear disaster st Chernobyl, sayii^ the accident damaged a reactor and that aid was being rendered to those affected.
Five years ago: The space shuttle Discovery blasted off wiA seven astronauts on a Star Wars research mission.
One year ago: In Taegu, SouA Korea, a gas line exploded in the middle of an intersection crowded wiA morning traffic, killing 101 people and injuring about 125 others.
Today's Birthdays: Syndicated columnist Rowland Evans is 75. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker IU is 66. The president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is 59. Actrcss-singer Ann-Margrct is 55. Actress Marcia Strassman is 48. Actor Bruno Kirby is 47. “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 46. Rapper Too Short is 30. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 20.
Thought for Today: “Without heroes, wa are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud, American author (1914-1986). ,
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