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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions dave KRAMER, Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE, Managing Editor Page 4 Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels. Texas Thursday August 6, 1987 Other Views Prisons need long-term help ll you thought the Legislature resolved the state's prison over crowding problems in its recent sos sinus you're wrung Yes tin1 legislators did include funds for some additional beds But because o! a last minute rider add ed to the hill by W ichita Falls Sen Hay Karahee. the number ot beds was chopped from 11.non to ti.non \ prison financing and construction report by Gov Bill (dements’ office estimates that Texas will need 18.TTH prison beds in the next tour fiscal years inst to keep up with additional depopulation orders and the expected in crease in inmates Texas is in desperate need of a long-term prison plan that takes into account the needs tor more space, more educational and rehabilitation plans and more ex pensive parole and probation resources The governor needs to examine the full spectrum of correctional needs set achievable goals tor the state and call the Legislature back for a special session next year to address prison need> Dallas Morning Acus The sword syndrome The public display of tumbling in the White House as elicited by the Senate House committee in vestigatmg the Iran i'm ra altair, appeared to end Friday The final w itnesses were Secretary of Detense ( aspar Weinberger and Hied White House ( blet ot stall Donald Began They continued the pattern >et by Secretary ot state George Shultz when they found out they tried to convince President Beagati to do differently fie didn't know until too late and surprise surprise. Bear Adm John Poindexter is the bad guy There s plenty of litter to go around and obviously Poindexter knew ins tate when he so completely fell upon his sword while a witness But questions remain The committee may release more ut the private testimony it. it" final report Then it will be tune tor the special prosecutor s report Meanwhile the public has had a fascinating lesson in government with intimate views of the inside woi kings tit the very top ot the ex ecutive branch stupidity yes criminal intent probably not El I Also Times Kathy's cakewalk Max or Kathy W hitmire s run for a fourth two year term looks like a cakewalk A dull city election looms w • ' rn ire is w Hilting up her mu >« ai at Houston > < tty Hall fou: year** a* the tir>t female city cont collet followed fix six more as a reform minded mayor Her style ha> been that of a pencil pushing ac count ant xvith substance rather than a glad handing good ol girl a it bout it she is perceived to be scandal nee and forthright She has proven to bt* ready and abit Ut handle revenue crises and recently there have been many con troversial ones in Houston An argument can be made ttiat hax rig a major opponent in a mayoral race makes the incumbent a better mayor in the long run This situation in 198J and 1985 made Whitnme a better mayor, more in a Hi the people We hope flax mg no ma lur opposition doest) t move the incumbent simply to work inside xx itll the ledgers without go ing out among her constituents to keep track of their most vital concerns The Houston Post Protect rescue workers Picture this scene: Rescue workers pull a profusely bleeding, unconscious man from a wrecked truck The blood-soaked rescuers rush the victim to a hospital, where the doctors who treat him learn that he has AIDS. Should the doctors tell the rescue workers that they may have been infected’’ A hospital worker in Prince George’s County. Md w here this scenario actually took place correctly decided that the answer was “Yes " But by acting on that decision she broke a state law Maryland allows doctors to let firemen and emergency medical technicians know xvhen they have been exposed to contagious diseases such as hepatitis and mononucleosis AIDS is not on that list it should be Compassion for AIDS victims should not lead us to withhold safeguards from potential victims Those who put their lives on the line tor the rest of us deserve information. training and the authority to use protective devices such as gloves and masks W e owe them Hie best piotection xve can provide \ olley Morning Star Koop s candor on AIDS Surgeon General C F.verett Koop continues to impress \v itll his in sistence on facing the realities ot lite in the tight against the spread of MDS Bather than take some nae row Iv ideological view. Koop talks like the doctor he is. gix mg adxice on avoiding a deadly disease The other day Koop held a round table discussion xx it ti four high school students ranging in age from ! "> to 18 and AIR 1\ s Good Morn mg America aired a tape of the (aik There s only one absolutely oer tam wax to avoid A11 >> and that is to fie sexually abstinent Now I think for kids tor many young p«*<> pie that s a very viable way to live but tor adults it isn t x table But then you have the nice alter native ut the mutually taithful monogamous relationship There will alw ays be people who will continue to perhaps go through a series of s»*xu ii partners increasing 'hen risk ol getting any sexually transmitted disease, and to them I sax you must protect yourself and your partner and the only wax to otter now is a condom Koop said sound practical adv a e about thi'-deadly disease and iioxx to avoid it is alxxays welcome, or should be and is beneficial in pointing out what MDS is a disease not a moral argument las?//) \meriean Statesman Dash out and plant a tree Scientists told a congressional subcommittee that global temperatures are rising dangerous tx because of chemical changes in Hie atmosphere Blame is put on an increasing amount ot carbon diox ide which is created when fossil iuds are burned Plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but forests are being destroyed at an inc leas mg rate News like that creates an ui ge to dash out and plant a tree Come to think about it that s always a good idea Houston ( hromcle Your Representatives Gov Bdl Clements Governor s Office State Capitol Austin Texas 78711 ll S Rep Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 609 Cannon House Washington, D C 20515 State Rep Edmund Kuempei Texas House of Representatives P O Box 2910 Austin. Texas 78769 State sen Judith Zaffirini v. , /1 ’ station P.O. Box 12068 Austin. Texas 7871 1 U.S. Rep Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) United States House of Representatives 1713 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington D C 20515 State Sen William Sims Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin Texas 78711 U S. Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bldg Washington D C 20510 U S. Sen Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg, Washington. D C 20510 Andv Roonev The job of selling glasnost crude, sincere Last year alter getting a' ’it! der I climbed to the top of .i Bd pm* Met back ol my woodworking Mmp cm.ten. : c aerial and hooked it up to .< • et \ goo • radio in the shop So tai Ive ce’ *-wood and listen to the radio at Hie - im- ’ without losing any lingers The lei:    et .J me to pick up all kinds ol batt: r .idi*> < >    * lions and foreign shortwave btoudt i-t> I in not a person who listens lo rime Hie radio so tho summei when Hr I. at hearings weren t on anti I I had ,    « could take I fished "ti the dud t«it else Often I d listen to live ot lo it • Radio Moscow the Fug*.Mi at from the I S S lf Propaganda is on*'O' M.i thing H « Bv* ire worst .it Bx oui -Ua lard- ihi xx y t* sums go about selling a pro«'.m ’ el • ■:« anyone including to th* Ba sa:) pen, . themselves is laughah; Midi It;* :< handed propaganda oitei ac.    >| \merieans but the one Hung yo.t >    * ol is you re hearing Atua the Bien    t to hear \\hat the Kremlin bus u-t t, pi> is the idea that Uh I n v Ii is hem*, m t tyred It gets hooked oi .Mads .a : pi. restructure' and u-es teem until    t    « Mike Rovko >e \h ms that th fit Dental in answer to a question said fid democracy are growing i* sox let I mon Hint it did not have oix*nnes> hat th** rest of the xx* Hider'stand that idea < Thex all want what I eedoin it tut tis «*Ut w re a .is ahead of ti Russian pimple want {avertiment under Mi {I x e it to them the I e ,et 'Die only Unto th ightmng a ill tnt that What Ollie did and didn’t accomplish most s toot You know Mx conservative friend Grump had to his step and I was sure of the reason Well corn >ymp pinko ' he said I you’ve seen the latest polls Polls ' Oh sure they show that Americans prefer sex to athlete Don’t be so evasive ta- said what I'm talking atiout What s that The soaring popularity of Col Oliver Nor!! great American hero Ah. yes I’ve noticed Tile pub; < docs seen h be smitten by him And I have to admit al! oi the acclaim is well deserved Grump gave me a suspicious look and said Wait a moment You think North is a hero Of course He Cs a man who can get Hung-done, despite ttit* (Kids and I’ve always .aln M i that someone who gets result- Well. I'm glad to see that tor on* *■ von ic suffering from tu//y thinking Thank you OI course, tie d probably tx* an even bigger hero if the goal of trading arms for hostages had succeeded I wonder it the hostage will ever be released poor souls “Only time will tell But the point is that he tried ” Right And one must admire the concept of selling weapons to Iran in order to large * * -with moderates in Iran How true Atte! all we live in a real Aer I and we must be practical Mid it we t an establish ties with Iranian model ates that. worthwhile goal f tit' o tnut any av do xot are they ion t knov just I act luck that lie wast) t ut those moderate Iranians By think such creatures actually ex like Hi*' union ii But at least he looked for Wbat a pity that he Hi ex ell one moderate (ken it to a taxidermist I again" them N is that s what count' couldn t make contact xx i Iranian lh' could flaxe ti and had it mounted Are you being nippon Forgive iii*' It s a I id habit No let us return to Col North and why I admire him I was dazzl cd bx the i ii alive idea ut using the profits from ttii ale of weapons to Iran to help the contras I prefer to call them freedom fighters as the colonel does But yes Hud was a brilliant idea and I in glad to see that you acknowledge it DI course I do It was neat as the colonel said But it unfortunate that when all that money xx as finally shuttled tiere shuttled there ex penses were paid, the freedom fighters wound up with just about zip But I guess that's the way high finance is As they say you have to spend money to lose money You re being flippant again ” It juM slipped No. we should look at the pluses n that deal After all. the Ir anian middleman who i' widely hailed as a sleazy, lying two faced rook got his st are of tile profit And if you ( an I bi ' iii b a sleazy lying two faced crook xx fiat kind of a national hero are you’’ I think tins conversation is taking a distasteful turn Forgive me But to get balk heroic accomplishments sure wet en t treed ut) moderate lr* pealed and the contras got ha tor their wai tail we should lo positive achievements T or ev made it |>ossit>lc tor th* nation healthy open debate or some «P t < ol Sui a* tie ha* > itnesv a irtanl isv Son mean aid to the treedon fighters That hut much more SM* ve now had the rare opportunity to heal a Republican secretary u state say that a couple (it pi esidentLd ani* an t tis North says that ( asey of the < I \ knew just about everything while the Republican attorney general says that < .(sex didn t know anything in other words we xe heard many of the people who are supposed to Im* running Uhs counti > < all mg eac h other liars That s alroot a> open a debate as I can remember ' I have an appointment elsewhere goodbye Hey one other thing to consider Those missiles we sent to Iran tor tile hostages we didn t get back and the moderates we nexei met and the aid to Hie contras that didn t get then* ’ W hat happens if Iran uses those missiles to shoot at our slops in I tie Persian Gulf \N hat do we do then’ 5 OU know the answer as well as I do we retaliate oh I thought we might throw a ticker tape parade for (tie colonel for at least getting that much done A Hero’s Reward New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck presented Canyon High S hr junior Erie Nichols with the de; .'adm* • t Humanitarian Award in a eren My Tues day morning at the ; ice stat' hi Nichols, who plays foot ha ♦ ch CH:, and works during the summer a! R **“ R River Rides in Gruero vCee the tragedy occurred was hailed for his heroics in rescuing a woman and one of her two daughters from the Guadalupe River July CS when the three were swept from the Grin-ne Road to Bg*' Bee, s. tc d vests one which he Aas able * Que the mother Aho abs on the *erge o* trow' mg and was unable to s a in N * s ** ••* grabbed one of the girls an I t rough’ ne-to Shore Th*- y>. ung man s ; afer * V and Mr- Va-. ■ Niche- -    ;-:**• presentation Staf* photc ;