New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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The 1994 figures from the Texas epartment of Public Safety showed decrease of 4 percent in alcohol relat-I deaths in Texas, down to 1,170 Dm 1,219 in 1993.
In order to avoid the possibility of inking and driving, Wommack said sople should set a certain limit they ill drink at a party, and stick to it. “A lot of times you don’t remember anyway,” he said.
According to the Mothers Against runlr Driving Safe Party Guide, to event guests from driving home unk. those planning a party should:
• Prepare plenty of vegetable dips, leescs and finger sandwiches so that tests will not drink on empty stom-hs; .•
• Offer a variety of nonalcoholic averages for the designated driver id others who prefer not to drink;
* If preparing a punch with alco->1, use a noncarbonated base like ut juice. Alcohol is absorbed into the oodstream quicker with carbonated ]uids.
During the party, hosts should:
* Mot let guests mix their own inks. Instead, have a “bartender”
keep track of how much guests drink;
• Stop serving drinks 90 minutes before the party is scheduled to end. Start to serve coffee and desserts. But remember, only time sobers someone who has been drinking.
In approaching friends that have had too much to drink, hosts should:
• Pull the guests aside and politely but firmly tell them that you cannot let them drive home. Tell them about the penalties of drunk driving, which can cost from $1,500 to $10,000, not including jail time, probation and mandatory community service hours;
i • Drive them home, arrange a ride with another guest who is sober, call a taxi or invite them to spend the night.
On the road, concerned drivers should report possible DWIs when they see them, Wommack said. According to the literature from MADD, drivers should:
• Look for warning signs, such as straddling lanes, weaving, tailgating, driving IO mph below the speed limit, or nearly hitting a curb or another object;
• Report the license plate number, description of the vehicle and direction it was traveling immediately to the police from a car or pay phone.
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Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, August 31 ,1995 □ 9
For the Love of Animals
Kodiak Finds a Friend, And a Reason to Live
By Leo Grille
For News USA
(NU) - The dog didn’t move as I approached.
Was I too late?
I knelt down and gently stroked his head, talking to him. He opened his eyes slowly and looked at me. As I stroked his fur, foxtails and stickers deep within his coat pinched my fingers. This dog had lived in the wilderness for a while. He seemed hungry, tired and hurt.
I called him Kodiak.
Clearly he hadn’t been this way all his life. After checking him over,
I realized that someone was once good to him.
A long time ago, he was well-fed, groomed and loved.
But something happened to Kodiak's human friend. Maybe he or she went to a nursing home, or moved in with a relative, or passed away. Since then, perhaps Kodiak had been passed among his friend's relatives. Because of his size, they might have treated Kodiak as if he were indestructible, not paying any attention to him.
Finally, apparently, someone decided Kodiak was too much of a burden. They took him to the forest and left him to fend for himself. After all. they thought, he's a “tough old dog."
But nobody's that tough. Kodiak
A simple act of kindness helped revive Kodiak after his ordeal.
is a loyal, sensitive boy. He stopped eating or drinking, probably because he missed his old friend so much. He just wanted to die.
But I refuse to stand around and watch a tragedy unfold without doing something about it. I helped Kodiak to his feet and guided him back to our van. On the drive to our shelter, he looked so sad.
Back at the shelter, I tried to give him a treat. He refused. Then, a simple act of kindness changed everything. I offered him a bowl of fresh water. As he drank, I stroked his head and talked to him.
The water seemed to revive him. So I offered him some food. This time, he ate it. Then he wagged his tail slightly and gave me a smile!
Later, when I got up to leave the room, he followed me. We both had made a new friend. Kodiak had found a new reason to live.
Leo (Jrillo is the founder of Dedication & Everlasting Love To Animals, or D.E.L.T.A. Rescue. Since 1979, he has rescued thousands of animals abandoned in wilderness areas. Funded entirely by individual donations, the nonprofit organization runs three “no-kill ” shelters housing more than 750 animals. For a free “pet adoption guidewrite to D.E.LT.A. Rescue. RO. Box 9, Dept. NU. Glendale, CA 91209.
Around the House
Kids — Put on Your Thinking Caps Again
By Jim Keller
For News USA
(NU) - It’s contest time again. “Saving Energy/Improving Air Quality’’ is the annual contest sponsored by 3M. that encourages, grade and high school students to think about conserving home energy and improving indoor air quality.
Some recent winners:
• Thomas Pellatt of Kau Claire, Wis., who thought of a system that uses a series of tilters and water mist to capture unwanted particles before the air enters the house.
• Bramgan Weber of Isle, Minn., developed the idea of a ceiling fan that pulls air up through a reusable filter to trap dust and pollen. The cleaned air is forced back into the room through a vent and a solar panel on the roof provides the energy.
• Becky Billings of Canby, Minn., thought about a harmful air substance detector to alert people about an excess amount of harmful gases, pollen and dust.
3M is know n for developing the window insulator kit to stop cold drafts and the Filtrete electrostatic micro particle air filter that improves indoor air quality. The contest is cosponsored by Newton’s Apple, the Emmy Award-winning PBS family science series.
One category will be for ages 8 to 12. Another for ages 13 to 17.
Each category will have first, second and third prize winners. Students can submit either a written summary or an original drawing. Each will be judged separately.
First prizes are $ I JKX) U.S. Savings Bonds, second prizes are $500 bonds and third prizes are $250 bonds. All winners will receive a special science prize and a Newton’s Apple Goodie Box that contains a T-shirt, lunch bag and pin.
This year, an entrant must count the number of items in the home that save energy. The number must be placed on the back of the paper or drawing that is submitted. The student must select one of the items and explain in words or drawings how it saves energy. Selections can include furnace/air conditioning filters. weather stripping, appliances or other items.
Each written submission must be mailed separately in a legal size (#10) envelope to 3M Saving Energy/Improving Air Quality. Dept. PR, 530 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10036. The student’s age must appear in the lower left corner of the envelope. Deadline is March I, 19%.
So, kids, start thinking and get those ideas in as soon as you can.
Jeff Keller can he heard nationwide every Saturday morning on the "Mr. Handyman ” show. Check local radio listings for time and station.
Veterans Salute Heroes of the Pacific
By Allen F. “Gunner” Kent
National Commader in Chief Veterans of Foreign Wars
(NU) - In July 1945, more than two months after the Third Reich had fallen in Europe, American troops continued fighting in the South Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight viciously over small, insignificant pieces of unknown islands. In many instances, the Japanese code of Bushido motivated them to die fighting rather than surrender and thus dishonor their family name.
Plans were in the works for an invasion by some 770,(XM) American troops on the Japanese homeland — plans that nearly every military strategist hoped would never be executed. American military leaders had watched in amazement as the Japanese had lost 21 .(HK) troops defending a piece of rock called Iwo Jima.
Close to 7,000 American Marines also died on that island and more than 20.1XK) were wounded. A few months earlier the Japanese had fought with almost suicidal fanaticism, enduring heavy losses on Okinawa and leaving 12,500 Americans dead and another 36.5(H) wounded.
After viewing the carnage throughout the Pacific, U.S. civilian and military leaders alike were earnestly seeking ways to avoid a confrontation on that island nation. Best estimates projected losses of American troops at upwards of 500,(XX) and Japanese losses al more
than 2 million. Winston Churchill projected allied losses at 1.5 million.
It was a fair bet that if 21,000 Japanese had fought to the last man defending iwo Jima, they would defend their homeland with a tenacity that ensured a death toll beyond any invasion in history.
In light of those considerations, the decision to drop the world’s first two atomic bombs was made. While the resulting devastation was horrific by any standards (130,(XX) dead at Hiroshima. 70,000 dead at Nagasaki), losses were far less than the planned invasion. The result w as the Japanese will to fight came to an abrupt end. On Sept. 2, 1945, Japanese leaders signed their nation's surrender documents aboard the U.S.S. Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay.
The victory over Japan ended the fighting, hut this month, the veterans who served in that theater of operations remember all too well the horror of combat in the South Pacific. More than 155.000 families lost their young men and women in the skies, on the islands and in the waters of the tropics, and nearly 172.(XX) brought home wounds.
The sacrifices numbered here live on in the hearts of those who returned. For the veterans of the Pacific, a day does not pass without remembering the heroism, courage and commitment of their comrades-in-arms.
We owe these veterans, as well as their counterparts in the European Theater, a debt that can never he repaid. We must never allow their sacrifices to be forgotten.