New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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“Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, die kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.’’
Henry Steele Commager historian, 1954Martha Stewart started somewhere
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BTo all 1996 Heritage Exhibit Volunteers:
On behalf of the Heritage Society it is with a deep sense of gratitude that we say a great big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who worked so diligently to put together a great Heritage Exhibit. For the 25th year in a row, we opened on time to rave reviews. It just gets better and better. We could not have done it without your continued support, ideas, and encouragement. Thanks again for a job very well done! See you next year!
Nancy Johnson & Joanna Lewis 1996 Heritage Exhibit Chairmen
B New Braunfels has always had a great reputation for community involvement. Benefits and non-profit functions have never been at a loss for volunteers and donations from local residents.
We at Adobe Cafe have always found this to be true each November with preparations for our Thanksgiving “Hot Meats for the Holidays”
Our special thanks go out to the city of New Braunfels for providing the Civic Center, and its staff. Special entertainment was provided by Ballet Folkloric© Infantil.
The dinner is also made possible through the generous support of businesses such as Alliant Foodservice, H-E-B, Texas Meat Purveyors, Coca Cola, B. Martinez, Ullrich Produce, A.D.M. Flour Mill, Farmer Brothers Radio Cap, Chapa Electric and U.S. Signs.
Last, but not least, our very special thanks to all the volunteers who came early and stayed late to ensure all who came to “Hot Meals” were well taken care of.
Bill O9Bryant Adobe Cafe
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Since many of us look upon the holiday season as a time to eat with reckless abandon, this columnist would be derelict not to share some select recipes from Mrs. Thrift’s first-grade class at Lone Star Primary School in New Braunfels.
The first-graders were asked to recite a holiday dessert recipe that they or their mothers use.
They were asked to provide the recipe on their own, without consultation from home.
Mrs. Thrift had the recipes copied and assembled them for the grandparents when they came for Grandfriends’ Day.
Here are some you might want to try:
Dustin Deptaw’s Chocolate Pudding “You need to buy like two boxes of pudding, whatever that is. Then add some flour and cooking liquid. Put it in another bowl. That’s it.”
Kaylyn Handshy’s Santa Cookies “I need about two cups of flour. I need some dough. And then take some red cookies and make the hat then take the white cookies and make the beard. Put in the oven; a HOT oven, 210° for IO hours. Then you eat ’em.”
Carolina Ayala’s Gingerbread Cookies “You make masa and then you get a cookie maker. Then you get the cookie maker and spread
the masa out. Then you get the cookie maker and push it and put it in the oven. I don’t know how long. I think it’s 4° to cook. You take them out then let them cool done. You can add sprinkles.
Christopher Dirst’s Chocolate Cake “I would use milk, water, butter, eggs and flour. Put it in the oven for 5 hours. The oven is warm. Take it out and let it dry. Cut it in five slices. Eat it.”
Holly Wilson’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
“I will put in pecans, sugar, some milk, that’s all. Put it in the oven for IO minutes (just a little hot). Take it out and put it on a plate. We eat it.”
Josh Sanchez’s Cheesecake “First, I would put two eggs in a bowl. I would put a gallon of milk in the bowl next. You need a spoon to stir it. I think the flour is the same as the milk. Put one slice of cheese. Cook it in the
oven for an hour. 102°. Take it out of the oven and eat it.”
Emily Kleinjan’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
“You need some bread. Then you put some peanut butter on it and then you put jelly on it. Take the other piece of bread and put the other one on it. And you have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I like the crusts off.”
Jest Reed's Chocolate Chip Cookies “You need chocolate chips, sugar, I think just put flour. Take and round it up and smush it together in a ball. Put it in a pan and bake it. Take one of those scoopy things and pick the cookies up and start eating them.”
Bryan Espinoza’s Chocolate Chip Cookies “You need two cups of sugar, four cups of flour in the mixer. Put in eight M&Ms. Put it in the stove and let them bake for two minutes. Take them out and eat.”
If you decide to attempt one of these recipes, please drop us a line so we can see how it turned out.
(Doug Toney is the publisher and editor of the Herald-Zeitung.)
Letters to the Editor
Don’t add a social aganda to military's dutios
Sexual harassment in the military. Finally we have a commander-in-chief* with some experience in this matter. In fact, tor a change, he has a firsthand knowledge in matters of this nature. I wonder if the press will give this fact the same attention it has given to the soldiers in the field with respect to this subject. Can we expect more of the lowly enlisted man or line officer than that we expect of our president, William F. Clinton?
Will the accused military men be allowed to ask for the citizens to donate to their defense fund? Will their cases be held in abeyance, while they are serving their country; such as we are granting to the president? Will they be tried in a court and not in the press? I doubt it.
The supposedly free (liberal) press will, in the name of equality, women's rights and such, jump on this like a “hound dog in heat.” Will the gender gap “ladies" hold their president to the same moral code as the rest of the military is now being held? I doubt it.
I am a retired United States Air
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Force enlisted man who is married to an ex-WAF. I can say, without hesitation, that this type of conduct existed in my term of service, 1948 to 1968, and will exist as long as man is man and woman is woman. What’s new about it is we have now placed the burden of a social agenda on the military — an unwanted, unfair, unnecessary and undeserved added burden to carry. They have been trained to fight and defend this nation — not to be social workers subject to the whims of any group or class of people’s social whims.
Will all organizations be subjected to the same type of scrutiny? Again, I doubt it.
I would like to see the “free press” personnel given the same scrutiny. Bet we’ll find that the only thing in the free press that’s not free is the supposedly free press. Seems to me that these “investigative reporters” could best turn their attention to the character of this nation’s leaders and not to the people on the lower end of the leadership spectrum.
Are there unlawful sex practices being engendered in the military — the answer is yes. Is the same type of
conduct pervasive throughout our society^— the answer is an unqualified
One thing we can say for the military — its only gender gap is the one we are now trying to create for it Sexual criminal acts in all walks of life should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, no single class of our society should, in this matter, be singled out for persecution — and this is especially true for our military men and women.
Men and women are and always will be different and subject to the sexual advances of each other. I say vive la difference and be thankful for them.
James J. Dobranich Sr.
Alchol frti rivers will bs cleaner, safer rivers
Last week you featured an article on your front page concerning a drowning victim and the city’s involvement in a lawsuit. It quoted Jim Dun-man, a river outfitter, who said, “most of the accidents that happen on the river anyway are alcohol-related.” Mr. Dunman confirmed what Sheriff Bremer has been saying for years, “90
percent of the problems on die river are
caused by alcohol.”
Mr. Dunman also said the outfitters are trying to attract family tourists, implying that the problems caused by alcohol are keeping families from using the rivers. Listed in the article are a number of requirements specified by the lawsuit. The list failed to mention one requirement that would do the most to protect the health and safety of river tourists: a ban on alcohol and disposable items on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. Because of the present permissive attitude, the wrong kinds of tourists are attracted to our rivers. A ban would attract the family tourists back to the rivers; it would also make trouble makers go elsewhere.
Galveston banned alcohol from their beaches and now it has a desirable family clientele. The drunken and destructive tourists who were ruining their tourism industry have left. If Comal County wants safe, clean rivers to prevent additional river deaths and lawsuits, we need to change the present “Spring Break at Padre Island” atmosphere.
John K. Landry, D.D.S.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 1996 There are 23 days left in the year
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On Dec 8,1941, the United States entered World War ll as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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In 17TB, George Washington s retreating army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
In 1984, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
In IBBS, President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the Reconstruction of the South.
In I SBB, the American Federation of Labor was founded at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio
In 1B4B, the Chinese Nationalist government moved from the Chinese mainland to Formosa, now
called Taiwan, as the Communists pressed their
In 1978, Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974, died in Jerusalem at age 80.
In 1980, former Boatie John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan bi 1987, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev signed a treaty under which the superpowers agreed to destroy their arsenals of intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
In 1987, the “intefadeh" (Arabic for uprising) by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories began.
Tm years ago: House Democrats selected majority leader Jim Wright to be the chamber s 48th speaker, succeeding Thomas P. “Tip” O'Neill.
Five years ago: Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government dead, forging a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis, who had contracted the disease from her dentist, died in Fort Pierce, Fla , at age 23 Ona yaw aga: In New York, an arsonist killed
seven workers and himself at a Harlem clothing store that had been the target of a racially charged lease dispute Four months atter the death of founder Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead announced it was breaking up after 30 years of making music.
Today's Birthdays: Actor-director Maximilian Schell is 66 Comedian Flip Wilson is 63 Actor David Canadine is 60. Actor James MacArthur is 59 Flutist James Galway is 57. Singer Jerry Butler is 57. Actor John Rubenstein is 50. Rock singer-musician Gregg Allman is 49 Rock singer-musician Ray Shulman (Gentle Giant) is 47, Actress Kim Basinger is 43. Rock musician Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran) is 40 Rock musician Country singer Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) is 37. Rock musician Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 34 Actress Teri Hatcher is 32. Singer Sinead O'Connor is 30
Thought for Today: “So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kilt theirsM — Elbert Hubbard, American author (1856-1915).