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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG January 2007 HeraldZeitung FORUM Sening New and Carnal County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Editor andTPublfther Circulation Director MaeCroiMn Fowlsr Director Business Manager News Editor Chuck Cyfrt Valtrla fariljrby OUR OPINION No one should lack fire coverage in 2007 The cost of government is increasing just like everything else in Rising costs put increased pressure on what services are offered to Some south Comal County Nomans land residents are scrambling to needs to be i restore their fire and EMS cov eliimnatcd i erage now that a 1 dead without further line on the county funding delay I this service has The answer could be to add them to the existing Emergency Services District to which their nearest neighbors in Garden Ridge and surrounding areas pay a small tax each Emergency services districts are growing in popularity in They fund specialist services and relieve pressure on countys general which are used to pay for other rapidly rising unfunded state mandates including indigent health and courtappointed It is unthinkable that anyone in Comal County would find themselves in the dreadful simation of finding their home on fire or having a medical emergency and have no service to The New Braunfels Fire Chief John Herber has said his firefighters will turn out in an No doubt the countys VFDs would send this situation needs to be resolved promptly so mat fire and EMS coverage is provided to all in TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 26th day of There are 339 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On the first European settlers in led by Arthur landed in pres entday On mis date In Michigan became the 26th In Britain formally occupied Hong which die Chinese had ceded to the In Louisiana seceded from the In Virginia rejoined the In Congress passed theTillman which prohibited corporations from making direct cam paign contributions to federal election In the Richard Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier premiered in In the first American expeditionary force to go to Europe during World War II went ashore in Northern In the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon but the probe missed its target by some In former Vice President Nelson Rocke feller died in New York at age Ten years ago The Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 3521 to win their first Super Bowl in 29 Five years ago In a preview of his State of the Union President Bush pledged in his Satur day radio address to work to create jobs and renew the strength of our Jennifer Capriati pro duced the greatest comeback in a Grand Slam final to overcome Martina Hingis and defend her Aus tralian Open LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Who says you have to drink beer on the river To the editor I applaud the council for making the right decision regarding the cooler Where is it written in stone that you must be drinking to have fun Lauderdale had enough years ago with the Summer Break prob lems and closed it The argument for hydration just doesnt hold water since alcohol is the worse thing to drink when you want to stay Even soft drinks should be avoided in favor of pure As my Coast Guard Canoe Safety Instructor once Drinkers are Steve Howard New Braunfels Council needs to be thanked To the editor I just want to be one of the first to thank our council members for protecting us and our I dont care what kind of money these tourists might bring to we need to be sure to make things clear to We moved here 6 years ago from Houston after spending much time here in my youth in order to offer our children a way of life we pre We have spent many days on the and we have seen some inappropriate Of Ive seen this same behavior in HEB so Ive spent time teaching my children what to ignore and how not to Now we have all these great new restrictions to protect us on the river thank you so I hope with all my heart that you will join me and my children the first tubing I know it will be a joyous occasion when I stuff all the needed drinks and snacks in my one sixpack size of if you I will pro vide them each with their own personal proper size cooler and you can chase these each time they float I know you wont I look for ward to our day of relaxation and enjoyment it will be nice for me to not be tied to the extra tube with all the nourishment for the family this What time shall we meet Brenda Gorrell New Braunfels Councils rules unreasonable To the editor As a person who enjoys bringing my family to camp beside and float on the Guadalupe each I cannot believe the unreasonable restric tions that the city council has decided to My family consists of a 4 yearold son in a life teenage and usually one or more friends of How is anyone expected to enjoy floating on the river with only a 6pack size cooler to keep our drinks and food cold we do enjoy drinking a beer while but we also carry along a variety of sandwich and miscellaneous snacks that need to be kept Are we now expected to trail along multi ple 6pack size coolers to carry all of our sup plies We have double floats that we bought 2 years ago from your local They have cool ers built into them which will hold more than 6 Are we no longer going to be allowed to use them I guess my answer be to find another river and campground to spend my time and We have always stayed at the Lazy L Maybe if some of the other campgrounds would take Lazy example and not allow the allnight par ties that accompany the people you do not want on your river to begin men those people would be the ones to go to another And it wouldnt be those of us who follow the rules and pick up our trash who are forced to find another river and campground to Thank you for our past summers Lisa Martin Galveston Unitftd States Government PRESIDENT QEORQE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Wsb Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIOJJFFiCEj 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop 640 s San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 0 Fax 210 8215947 HENRY CUELLAR 1404 Longworth House Office Building 20515 Telephone 202 2251640 Fax 202 2251641 Web address SAN OFFICE 1149 Commerce Suite San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 HOW TO CCMITACT Texas Government Fax 210 2776671 GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE NATHAN MACJAS 1100 Congress Austin TX 78701 Telephone 512 4630325 Email address [email protected] STA JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 925 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 The polls put Hillary in but history shows the first shall be last ANNCOULTER Ann Coulter is an attor author and a columnist for Universal Press Its nice to have a president who is not so that not a single Supreme Court justice shows up for his State of the Union address Bill January when eight justices stayed away to protest Clintons disregard for the law and David Souter skipped the speech to watch Sex and the Speaking of the horny hicks wife Finally ended the breathless anticipation by announcing that she is running for I stud ied tapes of Hillary feigning sur prise at hearing about Monica to help me look surprised upon learning that shes As long as we have revived the practice of celebrating multicul tural milestones briefly sus pended when Condoleezza Rice became the first black female to be secretary of let us pause to note that if would be the first woman to become president after her husband had sex with an intern in the Oval According to the famed polls as 1 call surveys of unin formed people who think its possible to get the answer wrong Hillary is the current frontrunner for the Other thaii the massive case of narcolep sy her name this would cause me not the slightest distress except for the fact that the Republicans current frontrunners are John McCain and Rudy polls at this stage are nothing but name recognition so please stop asking me to comment on Arsenic and proctologist have skyhigh name recognition going for In two years before the 2000 presidential the leading Repub lican candidate in New Hampshire was Liddy Dole In the Liddy Doles most successful run turned out to be a mad dash from her husband Bob after he accidentally popped two At this stage before the 1992 presiden tial the three leading Democra tic candidates in order Mario Cuo Jesse Jackson and Lloyd Bentsen Public Opinion Only three months before the 1988 William Schneider cheerfully reported in The National Journal that Michael Dukakis beat George Herbert Walker Bush in 22 of 25 polls taken since April of that Bush did considerably better in the poll taken on Election The average poll respondent reads the above information and immediately responds that the administrations of presidents Dole and Dukakis were going in the wrong Still and Clinton is probably the real frontrunner based on 1 the multiple millions of dollars she has and 2 the fact that her leading Democratic opponent is named Barack Hussein as hes known at as hes known on the Clinton The Soft Bigotry of Low Clintons acolytes are floating the idea of Hillary as another Margaret Thatcher to get past the Can a woman be elected president This is based on the many things Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher have in such as the lack of a Y chromo some you I think thats Girlpower feminists who got where they are by marrying men with money or Nancy Arianna Huffington and John love to complain about how hard it is for a woman to be taken It has nothing to do with their being It has to do with their cheap paths to Kevin Federline isnt tak en seriously It is as easy to imagine Americans vot ing for someone like Margaret Thatcher or Condoleezza Rice for president as it is difficult to imagine them voting for someone like Or Kevin Feder Hillary isnt piggybacking on Thatcher because shes a shes piggybacking on Thatcher because Thatcher made it on her which Hillary did But the most ureent Question sur rounding Hillarys candidacy is How will the Democrats outmacho us if Hillary is their presidential nominee Unlike their last presidential she doesnt even have any fake Purple Jim who managed to give the rebuttal to President Bushs State of the Union address Tuesday night with out challenging the president to a fist fight well won his election last November by portraying himself as one of the new guntotin He once opposed women in the mili tary by calling the idea a horny womans some of us warned you it appears that Webb has already been fitted for his tutu by Rahm Webb began his rebuttal by complain ing that we dont have national health care and arent spending enough on education teachers In other he talked about national issues that only are national issues because of this countrys rash experiment with womens I guess we should all be relieved that at least Webbs response did not involve putting a young boys penis into a mans as characters in his novels are wont to He then palavered on about the vast military experience of his entire family in order to better denounce the war in As long as Democrats keep insisting that only warriors can discuss how about telling the chick to butt out ;