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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas LPage 4A ■ Wednesday, Jan. 25,1995 * Opinion '■To talk with Managing ’ ’’ Editor Mark Lyon about the Opinion page, call 625-9144, ext. 21 H e raid Z e i t u n g Opinion o c o H A B LU “Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.”Saddle up for a good time and a good cause - Harriet Martineau British writer, journalist, 1837 EDITORIALS A fest is bom Youth Artbeat ’95 shaping up to be exciting, beneficial outlet for youth Ever wonder where this community would be without something going on every weekend? Our community is blessed with projects, festivals and events benefitting more people than most could imagine. Some are more successful than others and live on, gathering more support and momentum with each year. One event which appears poised for a long stay in our community is Youth Artbeat ’95, an event which will showcase and reveal to the public the very real talent found among our local youth. Most of you will be amazed at what you will find. The first-ever event is in the infancy stages. However, support from practically every sector of the community is quickly falling together. Don’t be surprised years from now to see Youth Artbeat as one of the premier and most unique events this city has to offer... right along with Wurstfest, Hummelfest, and others. Already, ideas are being considered to help shape the event into even more, perhaps with scholarship money being awarded to winners so that they may pursue a career in the arts. Youth Artbeat will be a great asset to New Braunfels. It will afford local young artists an opportunity few communities can provide. It will give them inspiration and encouragement. Support Youth Artbeat and go see what our own young artists have to offer. The event takes place Feb. 18-25 downtown. (Today’s editorial was written by Mark Lyon, managing editor for the Herald-Zeitung.) i. • • I * ■ I Write us The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letters on any public issue. The editor reserves the right to correct spelling, style, punctuation and known factual errors. Letters should be kept to 250 words. We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung bearing the writer's signature. Also, an address and a telephone number, which are not for publication, must be included. Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned. Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days. Mail letters to: Letters to the Editor clo The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax:(210)625-1224 » * I1 r -I • »: • I I • 4. I * r - I*’ I !’♦* i • 9, I f :« i -*« New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Editor and Publisher ..........................................................David Sullens General Manager...........................................................Cheryl Duvall Managing Editor..................................................................Mark Lyon Advertising Director...........................................................Paul Davis Circulation Director....................................................Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman...................................................Douglas Brandt Classified Manager....................................................Karen Reinmger City Editor................................................................... Roger Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (LISPS 377-880) 707 Lamia St, ut PO Drawer 311328. New Braunfels. Comal County. Tv 78131-1328. Second class postage paid by the New Braun ftU Herald Zenana in New Braunfels, Texas Gamer delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months. $19, six months, $34, one year. $60 Spph* Citizen Discounts by earner delivery only: six months. $30. one year, $56 Mail delivery    Comal County in Texas three months. $28.80; six months, $52; one year. $97 50 Mail outside Texas three months, $40; six months, $75; one year, $112 25 Subscribers who have nut received a newspaper by 5:30 p m Tuesday through Friday or by 7-30 am on Sunday may call (210)625-9144 by 7 p.m weekdays or by ll arn on Sunday. p» a I mas it* Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, P O Drawer 31132*. Ne* Braunfels, Tx 78131-132*. On Saturday night, Feb. 4, all of us here in New Braunfels have a unique opportunity—a chance to get together with family, friends and neighbors and not only show our community spirit, but support a community cause as well. That Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs will host “New Braunfels Community Night” at the Alamodome for their game against the Sacramento Kings—and it will be New Braunfels’ night to shine in South Texas! By now most of us have heard about this great event, because a lot of people have been working hard to spread the word. But in case you haven’t been “corralled” at your office or by your best friend to grab a seat on the bus, let me tell you more about it. New Braunfels Community Night with the Mike Doherty Spurs is just that—a night when the Spurs will highlight the New Braunfels crowd with special activities and lots of hoopla. But there is also a special reason it is called “Community Night.” You see, the Downtown Rotary Club, which is sponsoring this event for New Braunfels, has arranged for the Spurs to make a donation that night to a very important local project. For every ticket sold by the Downtown Rotary Club, the San Antonio Spurs will make a sizable donation to the downtown sidewalk renovation project—and the check will be presented on-court to our community at the game. This will be the first donation towards the matching funds needed to start this long-awaited community project for our Sesquicentennial Year—and we have a chance to receive $4,000 from the Spurs that night! All this for having a great time with our friends and families. Tickets are easy—prices range from $10.50 up to $45.50, and are all in the same area so we can cheer New Braunfels into PANDEMONIUM! And getting to the Alamodome is even easier: the Downtown Rotary has arranged for charter buses to take groups, couples, or singles right to the front door. Bus seats are $7.00 and will leave from the old HEB parking lot (thanks, HEB) at 6:30 p.m. sharp to get us there for the ceremony before the 7:30 game. So far, we have a lot of people pulling together to show South Texas our community pride—from our largest employers to our smallest service organizations. New Braunfels has always been a community to rally together for a good cause (and a good time). But we need everyone in New Braunfels to join in the fun and support our community. So on Saturday, Feb. 4, saddle up, New Braunfels. We promise—a good time will be had by all. For tickets or bus seats, call Maureen or Tobin at 625-7502 by Jan. 27, or ask any Downtown Rotary Club member. (Dr. Doherty is a local veterinarian and longtime member of the Downtown Rotary Club.) Pocket size quotations from Speaker Newt By DIANE DUSTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — “Ifs not altruism! It’s not altruism! I have an enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet,” Newt Gingrich said in 1985. “I’m a controversial guy.... (I’m) reshaping the entire nation through the news media,” he said four years later. These and other insights into the new Republican House speaker from Georgia can be found in “Quotations from Speaker Newt: The Little Red, White and Blue Book of the Republican Revolution." It’s a handy pocket guide lo the mind of the man — in his own words. A growing number of journalists, politicians and curious citizens everywhere are paying attention to the words of Gingrich, past, present and future. It is this group that the authors hope to reach with “Quotations from Speaker Newt.” Robert Bernstein, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report, and Analysis Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 1995. There are 340 days left in the year Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25,1915, the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service. On this date: in 1533, England’s King Henry VHI secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn (who later gave birth lo Elizabeth I). In 1579, the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic. In 1787, Shays’ Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Captain Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass. his wife, Amy Bernstein, an Oxford University doctoral candidate in 16th-century French literature, got the idea for the book last Thanksgiving while talking about Gingrich with relatives. The title and cover parody the little red book, “Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong,’’ by the Chinese communist revolutionary leader, which was often quoted by “counterculture McGovernicks” (as Gingrich would call them) in tile 1960s. During five weeks of intensive research, the Bernsteins and helpers pored over every Gingrich interview, speech and personal paper they could find with an aim of providing “a full look at tile man through his own voice,” said Mrs. Bernstein. The result is 182 pages of Gingrich wisdom and wit dating from 1974, touching on people, his own ambitions, political institutions and of course, history. In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of die New York World received a tumultuous welcome home after she completed a round-die-world journey in 72 days, six hours and 11 minutes. In 1890, die United Mine Workers of America was founded In 1959, American Airlines opened the jet age in die United States with the first scheduled transcontinental (light of a Boeing 707 In 1961, President Kennedy held die first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television. In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate. In 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States. Bernstein said he has met Gingrich. His wife says she never has, but “we lived with him for five weeks.” Both see him as complicated but consistent. “For a politician, he hasn’t contradicted himself very much,” said Bernstein. 'Hie publisher, Workman Publishing of New York, previously did a book of quotes of President Bush, who was often satirized for his garbled syntax and incomplete sentences. “They were all zingers,” said Bernstein. “I said, ’This is not going to be a book of zingers; not that we would ignore them, but we were trying to get inside the man’s head — who he was, what he believed.” The book does provide a useful overview of the man now second in line to the presidency. Some samples: —“(My ambition) is lo be an old-time political boss in 20 years ” — Recalling his days as an organizer of the Young Republicans at Emory University in the sixties, from an Ten years ago: In a surprise announcement, Pope John Paul II said he was convening a synod of Roman Catholic bishops to review the results of the Second Vatican Council. Five years ago: An Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, N Y ; 73 of the 161 people aboard were killed. Actress Ava Gardner died in London at age 67. One year ago: President Clinton delivered his State of the Union address in which he challenged Congress to pass comprehensive health care reforms. Singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation lawsuit against him; terms were confidential, although one source put the monetary figure at at least $10 million. Ihe United Stales launched Clementine I, an unmanned spacecraft that was to study the moon before it was “lost and gone forever." interview with The Atlanta Journal, July 22, 1974. —"You talk about crying! The spring of 1988,1 spent a fair length of time trying to come to grips with who I was and tile habits I had and what they did to people that I truly loved I really spent a period of time where, I suspect, I cried three or four times a week. I read ‘Men Who Hate Women and 1116 Women Who Love Them’ and I found frightening pieces that related to ... my own life." — The Washington Post, June 12, 1989, in an article in which his wife, Marianne, revealed their marriage had been “off and on’’ for some time. —“You knock me down on die mat and I get up again. And after a while, if you’re a normal human being, you get tired of knocking me down and so you give in, hut then you’re really angry because you just knocked me down nine times and I still won.” — The Washington Post, June 12, 1989. (Diane Dus ton is chief of stuff for AP congressional writers.) Today's Birthdays: Journalist-aulhor Edwin Newman is 76. Actor Gregg Palmer is 68. Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze is 67. The former president of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino, is 62. Actress Elizabeth Allen is 61. Actress la:igh Taylor-Young is 51. Thought for Today: “by the time a person bus achieved years adequate for choosing a directum, the die is cast and the moment has long passed which determined the future." — Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American writer (1900-1948). ;