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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4Opinion Herald-ZeitungWednesday, Jan. 12,1994 QUOTABLE “I won’t say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” • Barry Af Coldwater U.S. Senator, 1964 New local features will make for good reading E D I I T O R I I A L Getting Involved Community involvement shows citizens want to make a difference Many communities have problems getting people to become involved, to be movers and shakers instead of a spectators. Those same communities often have the same people heading up and participating in practically every project or event that comes along. And die results are usually the same every time. As evidenced by the number of applications for city council appointed committees Monday night, New Braunfels is not a community with this problem. Those applications, totalling 22 for 11 positions, shows that the people of our community care about where the city is going and they want to play a part in the process. Unfortunately, not every one of the 22 were picked for work on a committee. Hopefully, that fact will not discourage any of the applicants from trying again next year when the selection process takes place again. Those who were selected were Felipe Ramirez, Stuart Hansmann and Yolanda Longoria (Community Development Advisory Committee), Andres Campos Delgado, Eleanor Morales and Anna I jcc Hicks (Main Street Advisory Board), Jerry Tillman (Impact Fee Advisory Committee), Jon D. Eikel (Landa Park Municipal Golf Course Advisory Board), Robert Lohr, Jiana Guerrero and Lucille Garcia (Housing Authority 3oard of Commissioners.) These citizens, as well as those who were not chosen, ire to be commended for stepping forward, lending their ime, efforts and expertise to benefit our city. (Today's editorial was written by Mark Lyon, Managing editor for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.) Write us ... "he New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letter* on any public isue. The editor reserves the right to cornet spelling, style, punctua-ion and known factual errors. Letters should be kept to 250 words, ^publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald-eiiung bearing the writer's signature. Also, an address and a telephone umber, which are not for publication, must be included. lease cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned, reference is given to writers who have not been published in the reyious 30 days. [41 letters to: attars to the Editor do The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung O. Drawer 311328 ew Braunfels,Texas 7813M328 up (210) 625-1224 t -J- I    ■■ ■ ■■■■■■ ——■■ ■    ■■■    ,    „    -    ,      —............ t law Braunfels gerald -Zeitwig I # ljtor and Publisher..........................................David Sullena :peral Manager.................................................Cheryl Duvall imaging Editor......................................................Mark    Lyon hrertislng Director................................................Paul    Davis milled Manager.........................................Karen Reinlnger rculation Director.......................................Carol Ann Avery lls room Foreman........................................Douglas    Brandt ■pbtehed on Sunday mornings ant! weekday nxmings T uesday through Fri-by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 landa SL, or P.O. Drawer 328, New Braunfels, Tx. 78131-1328. Second class postage paid by the ¥ Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. (USPS 377-880) Wrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $16; six kris, $29; one year, $49. Senior Citizen Discounts by earner delivery only: months, $25; one year, $45, Mail delivery outside Comal County in three months, $26.55; six months, $47.20; one year, $88.50. Mail out J Texas: six months, $61.95; one year, $103.25. ubacnbers who have not received a newspaper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday »gh Friday or by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday may call (210) 625 9144 or (210) *0846 (toll hee for Seguin, Marion, Cwiytwi Lake, Bulverde and San Amo Kfcy 7 pre weekdays or by 11 sun on Sunday, frunaster Send address cflanges to (lie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, ». Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Tx 78131-1328. Some of our readers may have seen the announcements in the Herald-Zeitung, and others may have even noticed already, but the editorial staff of the Herald-Zeitung has added a few more features to several of our editions through the week. It has been our goal to find some new, refreshing things to offer our readers. We think we've added a few that will make for some good reading. If they’re not, well simply try something different But what makes these new featured items more valuable to you, the Herald-Zeitung reader, is that they are local items with local names and local faces. This column is one of them. "But Mark,” you might say. "You’ve been writing a column ever since you came to the Herald-Zeitung. What is new about it now?" Glad you asked. At the top of this column you'll see a header that reads Out A About. This is the first time I’ve given my column a name, but I did it because in future issues, 111 be writing columns about my experiences in doing any number of things. Ill choose things that many people don’t do, won’t do, or don’t have time to do. And 1 11 write and tell you how it went, what to expect, and anything unusual that may have happened along the way. All of my destinations will be right here in New Braunfels and Comal County. This column will appear in next Wednesday’s paper and will be about my first visit to a local masseuse. From there, well have a different subject every Wednesday. Though the title could lead one to believe we're talking about outdoors, it really signifies what one can find when they are "out and about" A couple of other things on tap are: Church Life, which will debut on Jan. 14 (this Friday), will be a new forum for church news, features, briefs, columns and listings for our readership arca. We're planning features on local folks who make up our church community and have some very interesting stories to tell. Well bring you national briefs on topics of local interest and local briefs on events and happenings right here in our own backyard. Feedback from local pastors has been tremendous so far, and we're excited about having the opportunity to explore one of our community's most popular activities, yet one that has been underpublicized. Finally, in Sunday's (Jan. 9) Herald-Zeitung, Sports Editor Richard Tijerina debuted his new series "Seperated at Birth?" The humurous photo package features a photo of a local person who carries a keen likeness to a national celebrity. Chances are, youll see someone you know in this feature real soon. If you don't like waiting, call Richard (625-9144) and suggest someone you know who looks a lot like someone famous. Well get photos of both and include it in a Sunday edition. These additions are a part of our efforts to provide you with a better local newspaper. We're excited about being able to add these new items and hope you thoroughly enjoy them. (Mark Lyon is Managing Editor for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.) F00P» -thats good.. tm pregnant ao^\r\ and cant WdDAP Toward / ti I Ut u Tfh ii * nf> Health leaders want stepped up war on smoking By CHRISTOPHER CONNELL Associated Prana Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after the first shots were fired in the war against smoking, a tonner pres ident and seven past surgeons general joined health groups uxiay in demanding more stringent controls on the sale and advertising of tobacco. The health leaders issued a report card rapping lawmakers and presidents alike for failing to take stronger action to stamp (xii smoking, which is blamed for 420,000 deaths a year. “Unless our government leaders and policy-makers summon the courage lo slam the (kxx on die tobacco lobby, the tobacco epidemic will continue," Dr. Alfred Munzer, president (rf the American Lung Association, said in remarks prepared for a news conference. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said 2 million lives have been saved since her predecessor, the late Dr. Luther Terry, issued the fust surgeon general’s report on Jan. ll, 1964. That Analysis report led millions of Americans to kick the habit and millions more to never get hooked in the first place. But tobacco remains “the leading cause of preventable death and discase in America,” said Elders, who will release her own surgeon general’s report next month focusing on smoking and youth. Former President Jimmy Carter urged President Clinton to consider raising the 24-cent cigarette tax to as much as $2 a pack to help save adult lives and keep “3,(XX) children from trying cigarettes for the first time each day." Clinton has already proposed a 75 cent-per-pack increase to help f»y for health reforms. Caner, who fired his own health secretary, Joseph A. Califano Jr., in 1979 in part from the fallout triggered by Califano's war against smoking, exhorted Clinton “lo take the leadership role necessary to reverse more than three decades of the tobacco industry’s domination in tobacco control policy in Congress ” Thomas Fauna, spokesman for the Tobacco Institute, scoffed at the notion that cigarettes are underregulatcd. An “alphalx't soup of numerous federal agencie,s ... regulates tobacco from seedbed to sales counter,” he said. The seven former surgeons general said the tobacco industry has a “stranglehold over the Congress and the administration ” Hie appeal for action was signed by Ors. I croy E, Burney of the Eisenhower administration; William R Stewart (Johnson); Jesse L. Ste infold (Nixon); S. Paul Ehrlich Jr. (Nixon and Ford); Julius B. Richmond (Carter); C. Everett Koop (Reagan); and Antonia C. Novelle (Bush). TV Coalition on Smoking or Health — a Libby formed by leaders of the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association — called for a series of bold steps to make America smoke-free by the year 2000: —The Food and Drug Administration should ban implied health claims for low tar and low-nicotine cigarettes. - The Federal Trade Commission should bar the “Joe Camel" marketing campaign that Novello and others have diarged Is aimed al enticing children to smoke. - -Clinton should sign an executive ader requiring that all federal buildings be smokeless. -—The Department of Transportation should seek agreements to make international flights smoke-free. —Congress should raise the cigarette lax by at least $2 a pack. —Congress should give the FDA full authority to regulate the sale, distribution and advertising of tobacco prtxlucts, and Congress should fund government anti smoking commercials. Three decades ago, 42 percent of American adults smoked. Today it is 26 percent — 46 million people. Today in history By Th* A moo la tad Prasa Today is Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 1994. There arc 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12,1932, Mn. Hallie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the United Slates Senate. On this date: In 1519, Holy Rtxnan Emperor Maximilian I died. In 1773, the first public museum in America was established, in Charleston, S C. In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right lo vote. In 1942, President Roosevelt created the National War I .abc* Board. In 1945, aircraft from UJS. Task Force 38 sank about 40 Japanese ships off Indochina. In 1948, in a case involving the University of Oklahoma, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law school applicants on the basis of race. In 1964, leftist rebels in Zanzibar begari their successful revolt against the government. In 1966, President Johnson said iii his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression time aided. In 1969,25 years ago, the New York Jets defeated die Baltimore Colts 167 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami. In 1971, the situation comedy “All in the Family" premiered on CBS. In 1976, mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie died in Wallingford, England, at age 85. In 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasted off widi a crew that included U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson and the first Hispanic American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang Diaz. In 1991, a divided Congress gave President Bush the authority lo wage war in the Persian Gulf. Ten years ago: A business oriented efficiency panel chaired by J. Peter Grace issued its report on deficits which said federal spending could be slashed by $424.4 billion over three years. Five years ago: President-elect Bush completed die selection of his Cabinet, naming retired Admiral James D. Watkins secretary of energy and former education secretary William J. Bennett drug czar. One year ago: Memorial services woe held in Paris for ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and in New York for jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, both of whom died on Jan. 6. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Luise Rainer is 84. Journalist Martin Agrixisky is 79. Former South African President P.W. Botha is 78. Singer Ray Price is 68. The Amazing Kidskin is 59. Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is 50. Actor Audiony Andrews is 46. Political commentator Rush Lirnbaugh is 43. Radio personality Howard Stem is 40. ;