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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVE KRAMER, Editor and Publisher WANDA LASATER, Acting Managing Editor Page 4A Herald-Ze/fung New Braunfels Texas Sunday, December 13, 1987 Editorial The true spirit of the season By DAVE KRAMER Publisher/Editor Christmas is a time of giving, caring, sharing and loving your relatives, friends, neighbors and community Each year under the auspices of The Herald-Zeitung. the Cheer Fund attempts to provide a Christmas dinner for 200 needy families in our area For the past five years, we have achieved our goal and this year is no exception Thanks to Jerry Wilks, owner and operator of Buy For Less Warehouse Food Store, we have already collected enough money to purchase the food for the 200 families even though we haven t collected the $4,000 we thought would be needed Because of the extra effort expended by Jerry W ilks and his staff they were able to fill our shopping list at a greatly reduced price When we started this year's CheerOther views Fund drive, the thought crossed our minds that this could be the year we might miss our goal However, w hen we opened the bids and saw what Buy For Less was doing to help this community effort, we were immediately assured of another successful year and that 200 needy families would have a brighter Christmas I went by the store to personally thank Jerry for his effort and generous support In his modest manner he said, 'i’m just glad that we were able to help and that 200 families will have a Christmas dinner that otherwise they would miss ’’ That’s what Christmas is really all about' For those of you wondering what we ll do with the money we have left over we will put it in a money market account drawing interest all year and use it to provide a base for the Cheer Fund next yearSuit's timing questioned It s difficult to fault at least some of the reasoning behind the lawsuit filed last week by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund There is. however, room to argue the timing of the suit Certainly MALDEF has plenty of ammunition at its disposal per capita state spending for higher education in Central Texas is $290 and for the state is SISO By contrast. the figure for South Texas is only $70. The state of affairs is nothing short of outrageous, it demands cor rective action The question is how best to go about it there is some reason to question the wisdom of filing suit at this particular juncture, just as both the University of Texas and Texas AAM systems are ccm ducting studies of higher education in South Texas movement that could be stalled by legal action Rather than press this lawsuit now it would be more helpful if the South Texas legislative delega don could at long last overcome its ego battles and turf squabbles long enough to put together a coherent higher education strategy Corpus Christ Caller TimesCentral Texas drug fight News of a $4o0 Om grant forming a narcotics task force in Central Texas could brighten the outlook of police departments sn the region Finally, reinforcements have arm ed in the battle against drugs A regional approach to drug en forcement is essential Urban drug rings have been flushed out into the hinterlands People who process methamphetamine! or cocaine have moved out into the country w here understaffed police and sheriff s. departments are hard pressed to battle the problem Americans were wondering whatever happened to the war against drugs the hot topic that stirred so much bluster from Con gress and the president a >ear ago It's good to see that a little of the bluster trickled down to the cities and counties in the form of needed funds - Waco Tribune-HeraldRegistering Texas voters There are more than IT million Texans, a little more than 12 million of them of voting age Only 7 3 million Texans, however are registered to vote Secretary of State Jack Rains calls this situation disgraceful and damaging. ' and he wants to do something about it Rains wants to register an additional I million Tex ans for the 198H elections and he wants the registered voters to use clout at the ballot box to help Texas Rains is asking businesses across the state to help not only financially but by encouraging their employees to register to vote In January, the campaign will key up for the March 8 Super Tuesday primaries here and across the South Next September it will begin lo do the same for the November presidential and congressional elections It s a program every Texan should support — San Antonio Express NewsThe Reagan interview Just when it seems as if President Reagan has learned the folly of his past mistakes along comes something like the Dec 3 interview with four television anchormen In the broadcast Reagan reverted to his old tricks of contradicting his own previous statements and mak mg remarks that suggest he sometimes lives in a fantasy world where facts can be whatever he makes them During the interv iew Reagan in .cisted Never at any time did we view the the Iran-Contra scandal as trading ever weapons for hostages In a televised speech March 4 however Reagan admitted that the contact with Iran deteriorated in its implementation into trading arms for hostages ’ The president capped off the evening by again refusing to answer whether he will pardon Oliver North. John Poindexter and others involved rn the scandal All in all. a pretty unfortunate performance For many Americans it represented further proof that Reagan s greatest goal now should be completing his term without any more embarrassments — Port Arthur News Emotions Hvrald-Zeitung Published .Sanday miming, Tuesday, Hni*, ,la, Thurtday and t r~da, a'?* rn by S* . Brim nit It He rii>i Zeitut g ?>>? I anda St, or P (J Drawer 311S2M, Sea Braunfels, Texas 79131 132b Se and I lass postage paui by Sen Braunfels Herald Zettungat Sea Braunfels Tern* DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publish* r WA SDA I A SA TFR A ' ting Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WR FSI t Offo e Manager SANDI HUTTER Re tail Ad> a rdsmg Manager CHERYL Duvall (Lu lifted Manager CAROL AVERY f ire alation Manager MAGO It LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GI S ELBEL Prestroom Foreman I'ame r delivery in (amal, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco and Kendall count!** three monthi, $10 25, ax months, SI? 90, one year, $ St Senior Citterns Dis’aunt horner delivery only), six months. Ste 90 one year, $2> OO Man delivery outside Comal County, in Texas three months, SIS OO; six months, Iii -me year SOO Mail outside Texas six months, Sui <me year, $70, lf yu hoe not re ce 11 ed your neutpaper by SSO pm Tuesday through Fruiay or by ? SO am Sunday, call bi5 9144 or SSS 1900 by 7p m and ll a rn.. r$tpe h ■ sly Postmaster Send address changes lo P ti Drawer HISH, Sew Braunfels, Texas 7k ISI I SU Now is the time to take stock in your life John I Walker m O Two friends told me about their recent encounter on the River VA alk in San Antonio They wanted to >er the Christmas lights along the river but the crowd that had come to view the splendid decorations made a peaceful stroll difficult The couple was trying to dei ide if the beautiful lights merited th*-struggle with the crowd when a pigeon deposited a message on ’he man s shoulder They decided that they had seen enough and left As they laughingly told their story I vividly remembered one bright sunshiny day more than two decades ago when on the verge of flunking out of medical school I .eft the administrative building of the I mversity of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Worrying about my miserable grad*-- I was morosely trying to understand what I was go mg to do with my unhappy life Suddenly I felt and heard a plop on my head When I touched the area I realized that a pigeon had added inspiration to my gloom After the initial shock I quickly and furtively looked around to see if anyone else had noticed the pigeon s comment on my situation Then as the absurdity of the Situation -un* in I began to laugh uncontrollably The pigeon s intersention be* am* a turning point Acknowledging that my spirits had sunk to the bottom I had no choice hut to work harder I stopped worrying and started study mg The improved attitude turned my career and lite around ll that pigeon had not been so helpful who knows" A similar event iccumtl three years ago I had burned myself out at Duke I ntversitv Medi< a1 Center heeling unchallenged arui unap predated I wa- bored stagnated frustrated and depressed < ‘ne it.or nmg I dragged myself out of bed to 00 jogging lh* misty i old lay reinforced my g.uomv spirits Vs I plodded along barely putting one foot rn front of the lither the man delivering the early morning paper hit me full in the chest with the *-1111 day edition There was no reason to f>*ss a paper in that particular place st the road there were no houses around but for some unexplained reason this stranger tossed a paper that struck me hard I wa" -tunned When I readied that I had t«een hit by a newspaper I turned ti* i hase the paperman but tie Was too tar along on his route to i atch so I JQgg isi i>f' feeling low and miserable It Wa- then that I dei id**d tha* I w as overdue for ,1 chang*- I hat et rantly tossed paper made my ur lerstand that I must do something different Witt. n.v life I began looking for new opportunities V few months late: we returned to Texas sometime- we have to ti* hit hard literacy to make any changes It - much easier to cor Untie !< ll.ake tin sAttle nils'.abr ti J od along using the same !l***ffl i lent methods to slav rn th*- old familiar rut bu’ to be haffipv we must take risks an** S»»*k for ne a ; port unities f rest! ideas and *1 * ferent behavior patterns With the end of the year it - tim* '< take -ti* k on where voy have been anil when- you at** go ng No matter how web you have d«*f*«* yuc i an do fretter Mere are sum* yourself to vtimu pattern- of behav What have y a-k ate i hanging tor ou fJor t* n ,*»•*! to -et put at ion' What per-* associated wi na. ac mphshment- give \**u the H le \re vou MHM? dong it.*--*- th Krt you pu your tim t iv it ie- 'hat a re important ' Life i- too sh* >rt to bt mi-er iibir - time now to make those c f i cli * Tjgf' at will ailew •< .ay to fail,.I vt fen!lf y <*.. , ion * ilk* *t*! sri (joking !• ’ imitate you ti 1 something th grow i«l! Wu'i a *- eager I> 1 welt ofltt fie * I f* % anges wit’ 04 it*f* ITI UM % Ip * * cpl iv e to nev * Hie a- la*', - improving ■** JI prrvmwdtv ami ar acier la-’ * * '.ak* tim** to iOV <* torn h and to listen Aff lr it.; MU 1 rntonv in * #c« I - umvefsr a. Jour* , to seek pea. 1 i* amt prosper MI of us have ■ more **pl«-rh *prriy I* veu* Mime The kt •v is finding ti rn • •' >rt unify start r th* P'.g«> ti- looking I Km I kl 4ii and th*- paper t*U\ ft t spire you to n x*w it tit Ole- Po ‘(nettling tiff* •rent IK* it no' A What have you ton* in the past that you wist, you could change What personality and chara* tetrads would you like to improve What three q\ .licit,**— siHiid v*iu lo Wa.M*r s nitnlh a. dim for af Hill i vim in How:*, m v.r, it v a tut ha- a pm a .V p-u ft. a.’n p:.t int in Vi a RfaUh/e.- Guest columnThird high but he will By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer W ASHINGTON AF Don t look for Gregory Peck television commcr Cl als or full page newspaper ads urg mg a yes or no vote when the Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings Monday on Supreme Court nominee Anthony M Kennedy Kennedy 51, a federal appellate judge from Sacramento. Calif is President Reagan s third nominee to fill the Supeme Court seat vacated seat vacated by Justice Lewis F Powell’s retirement last June Kennedy will face the committee s 14 senators from the same witness chair in the marble-columned Senate Caucus Room that Robert H Burk occupied last September Bork I ultimately was rejected and Reagan s second choice, Douglas H Ginsburg withdrew after he I acknowledged that he d used man juans in the 1960s and 1970s There are few similarities between the politically charged atmosphere that existed when Bork's hearings court nominee takes the stand; meet with a changed committee began last september and the iran quil mood now "I don t see the Slavering hostii. t> said sen Alan K Simpson R Wyo who was enraged af the can. paign that liberals mounted to defeat Bork Dan ( asev of the Amene an Con servative I mon said of the current nominee After the first 20 minute* the American people will say He seems like a nice guy he seems pret ty ordinary ’ Nothing so bland was said about Bork whose narrow reading of some constitutional protections ted to his 58-42 rejection (Jct 23 only the lith time the full senate voted against a Supreme Court nominee Bork s failure to find a constitu tional right of pnvacy and his at tacks on decades of Supreme Court precedent so enraged civil rights civil liberties and women s groups that they mounted an anti Bork cam paign that included newspaper ads and television commercials in eluding one narrated by actor Peck But Kennedy has generated little opposition His approximately 4» opinion.- for the 9th I s Circuit Court of Appeals and h*s -p«*t** fie- have provided few clue- to his consign ttonal views I or thai reason said Ralph Nt-a-executive director of the Leadership C onference on Civil Rights The** hearings will be a de novo fresh review only one group from the liberal coalition that opposed Bork the National Orgamiatton for Women has announced opposition to Ken nedy NOW called him a sexist for his former membership in private tiub-that lacked women members ami for striking down a plan lo pay female government workers in Washington state the same as men holding com parable jobs But People for the American Way which paid for the Peek commercial the la-adership Conference on Civil Rights the American Civil Liberties Union and others from the liberal camp have remained neutral They say they lack enough information to take a position The lf* rnemi«er American Bar Association judicial ratings commit tee (decided unanimously to give Kennedv it- highest rating of well qualified <>nlv to memtw-r- give that rating to Burk Like Bork Kennedy will be asked how the court should approai h * axes on civil rights sex discrimination freedom of -pee* h separate a. of church and slate privacy arui other crucial subjects Bork testified for kl hours over marly five days at his hearing- and 112 witnesses appeared during 12 hearing sessions Kennedy rn con trait is expected to testify two to three dayi. and the hearings could be finished in five day s Committee Chairman Joseph R Bi den Jr D Del has established a schedule that would allow hearings to tie reopened after the senate returns from its yearend recess in mid to late January No panel vote would take place before then pushing back a vote of the full Senate until late January or early February Your Reoresentatlves Gov Bill Clements Governor s Office State Capitol Austin Teias 78711 U S Rep Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House Washington DC 20515 U S Sen Lloyd Benben United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg Washington D C 20510 U S Sen Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bldg Washington D C 20610 Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 16OO Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D C 20500 (WHY ISH WINTER)YjTIME this morning /(AND YESTERDAY was Iv SUMMER TIME THIS IS TE MS THE SAYING, IS H Yai DONT Ha LIKE THE nm; aineh , .' ^ VAH A FEWV, ^minute ;