New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung g Friday, July 18, 1997 C)3AMan’s secret taste for pom undermines his wife’s trust
Dear Abby: I’m writing in response to “A Perplexed Reader,” who twice surprised her 73-year-old husband while he was watching pornographic movies. I went through a similar experience with my exhusband, who often stayed at home from work “sick” to watch these movies.
When I first discovered he was sneaking them into our home, I wasn’t concerned about it. I considered it his personal “hobby.” As time progressed, however, I realized these movies were taking the place of our sex life and were undermining my trust in him because he always watched them behind my back. I later learned his “hobby”
By The Associated Press
WACO, Texas (AP) — A group of fanners and the Texas Department of Transportation have resolved a bitter dispute about what to do with crops drat had been planted in die right-of-way of a farm road outside Waco.
The compromise, reached Thursday, calls for the state to wait until next week to begin mowing along the road. That will give the farmers time o harvest die portion of their crop that is in the right-of-way.
The issue came to front earlier this week because of a relatively new DOT policy to mow a 30-foot easement on die side of state roads for safety purposes.
Mowers have traditionally avoided crops that were planted too close to the road, mowing contractor J.L. Davis said.
But DOT officials last week ordered each side of the road mowed
Milk cartons half empty, not half hill, Perry says- f
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — Texans buying a gallon of milk at the grocery store have a 50-50 chance of getting as much as they paid for, and the odds are worse in school cafeterias. Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry says.
It’s just a sip here and a swallow there — about an ounce short per gallon on average, according to a random survey — but it adds up.
lf shortages found in 15 schools hold true statewide, it would mean more than a $1 million loss to the lunch program alone, Perry said Thursday. That’s the equivalent of more than 4 million half pints.
“We’re talking about more than just a drop in the old milk bucket,” he said.
State officials are conducting training sessions for milk processors to try to ensure consumers aren’t shortchanged in the future, lf future spot checks find similar discrepancies, processors could face civil penalties and fines, Perry said.
Texas surveyed the 15 schools and four supermarkets in April and early May as part of a 20-state study requested by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nationally, more than 40 percent of the groups of packages inspected contained less than claimed on their labels, according to the federal report.
Texas’ record on milk was worse: There was nearly a 60 percent failure rase on school cafeteria inspections, and SO percent in supermarkets. The state also found some failures in testing juice, but it was not close to the level in milk containers, Perry said.
While the state’s sample was tiny, Perry said he believes it is accurate, citing the similar findings nationwide.
Perry said Texas recently has adopted national measurement standards, and part of the reason for the discrepancy could be stricter testing methods.
Susan Roland of the Milk Industry Foundation in Washington, whose members package about 85 percent af the nation’s milk, said the industry is working with federal and state officials on an education program.
extended to visiting booths with live female performers during his lunch breaks.
Our couple counselor had given us the same advice you gave “perplexed” - that many people enjoy watching pornographic movies and I should “not make an issue of
— regardless of any crops that might be in die way.
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WACO, Texas (AP) -— A young girl has died from injuries she suffered when an aging cottonwood tree fell on her and 17 other children attending a festival in a city park. ’
Tenisha Wright, 9, of Waco, died late Thursday at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort worth. She had been in critical condition since being flown to the hospital by helicopter.
Waco Fire Chief Jon Fasana said the children were hurt about 11 a.m. Thursday under a grove of trees at the Bledsoe-Miller Recreation Center, where they had gathered at a dunking booth along the banks of the Brazos River.
Fasana said the girl suffered a critical closed-head injury and was not breathing when taken from the scene.
The children, ranging in age from 6 to 15, were among about 500 children at the park participating in city-sponsored youth recreation programs.
it.” the conclusion I reached was that it was an issue when it began to interfere with our sex life and my trust iii him.
I don’t think watching pornography is wrong. I watch it from time to time with my current partner, as part of a very satisfying sex life. I do think the'fact that “Perplexed’s” husband watches these movies secretively indicates there may be cause for concern. If she feels it takes away from her intimate relationship with her husband, then it’s an issue they both should address - and the sooner the better.
EX-PERPLEXED IN FORT COLLINS, COLO.
m investigates latter turned In by school trustee
TYLER, Texas (AP) r- FBI agents asked to meet with Wood County sheriffs officers today as part of their investigation into a letter threatening die daughter of a school trustee in the Alba-Golden school district, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.
Ginger Motley, a member of the Alba-Golden school board, was actively involved in getting an attorney general’s investigation and indictments concerning three 1993-94 school construction projects.
Last week, she turned over to the Wood County sheriffs office a letter warning that if she continued to pursue the matter, her 12-year-old daughter, a junior high cheerleader, would be hurt or killed.
“There is a leak from your camp that you are going to try and destroy the rest of the administration and their families with rumors and lies to discredit their characters,” the handwritten letter reads.
Dear Ex-Perplexed: Thank you for an intelligent letter. Although “Perplexed” did not indicate that her husband used pornography in the past to arouse himself, the point you raise about his secrecy is an important one. For a woman to find she has been shut out of a portion of her spouse’s sex life can be traumatic and damaging to her self-esteem. Read on:
Dear Abby: I know where “Perplexed” is coming from. I have found my husband, masturbating since his prostate surgery, and it hurts and shocks me, too. Here is why:
Prostate surgery also robs Wives of sex life. I, for one, was willing to give
“Continue and your beautiful blonde daughter will never cheer at her first football game. I have been hired to hurt/kill her.”
HcIHii, count!— wit naw veterans’ homes
AUSTIN (AP) — More than 40 other states already have them. Now applicants from 18 cities and counties are vying for the first of four nursing homes being built for Texas veterans.
The long-term care homes will cost $10 million to $11 million apiece. The target date for completing the first two is the fall of 1998, with two more to be finished in the fall of 1999.
“The veterans who will reside in these homes have given so much to their state and nation, and now we can do something to make their lives a little easier,’’ Land Commissioner Garry Mauro said Thursday.
George Ellis, special projects director for the Texas Veterans Land Board that will pick the sites, said officials hope to review the applications by an Aug. 18 board meeting
County Budget Hearings
The schedule for Comal County Commissioners Court budget hearings is as follows:
Thursday, July 17
1:30 p.m.—Adult Probation 1:50 p.m.—Animal Control 2: IO p.m.—Auditor
2:30 pm—Commissioners Court. Rural Recycling
2:50 p.m.—Computer Services
3:20 p.m.—Constable, precinct I
3:30 p.m.—Constable, precinct 2
3:40 p.m. —Constable, precinct 3
3:50 p.m.—Constable, precinct 4
Friday, July 18
9 am.—County Clerk, records preservation 9:20 am.—County Court-at-law judge 9:40 am.—County Court-at-law clerks
10 am.—County Judge
IO: IO am. —Department of Public Safety 10:30 am.—District Attorney and County Attorney, law library and environmental enforcement 1:30 p.m.—Distnct Court, jury funds, administration and courthouse security
2 p.m.—District clerk, records management 2:30 p.m.—Extension Service
3 p.m.T-Fire Marshal
3:20 p.m.—Dittlinger Memorial Library
Moiydsy, July ll
9 am.—Human Resource, loss control 9:30 a. rn.—Jail
10 am—Justice of the Peace, precinct I 10:20 arn.—Justice of the Peace, precinct 2 10:40 am.—Justice of the Peace, precinct 3
11 am—Justice of the Peace, precinct 4 1:30 pm—Juvenile Probation
2 pm.—Maintenance of buildings 2:30 pm—Purchasing
TUMday, July 22
9:30 am.—Tax Office 9:50 am—Treasurer
IO am.—Veterans Services
IO: 15 am.—Road and Bridge/Environmental Health
Wednesday, July 23 (Contract ttrvloii)
9 arn.—Bulverde Library
9: IO arn.—Bulverde Senior Center 9:20 arn.—Canyon Lake Action Center 9:30 am.—Canyon Lake R.E.A.C.T.
9:40 am.—Child Welfare Board 9:50 arn.—Children’s Shelter
10 am.—City of New Braunfels. Household
Hazardous Waste IO: IO am.—Comal-Guadalupe Soil and Water 10:20 arn.—Conservation District 10:30 am.—Comal County Historical Commission 10:40 am.— Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation
10:50 am.—Comal County Women’s Center, Family Violence Shelter
11 am.—Community Service Center 11:10 am.—Cooperative Trapping Program 11:30 am.—Emergency Services District I
11:50 arn.—Family Outreach 1:30 pm.—M.H.M.R. Services and M.H.M.R.
Telephone Line 1:40 p.m.—Retired Senior Volunteer Program 1:50 p.m.—Rural Fire Prevention District I
2 pm.—Rural Fire Prevention District 2 2:10 p.m.—Rural Fire Prevention District 3 2:20 p.m.—Rural Fire Prevention District 4 2:30 p.m.—SAFES. EMS
2:40 pm.—Salvation Army
3 p.m.- Sophicnbutg Museum 3: IO p.m.—Teen Connection
3:20 p.m.—Texas Department of Protection and Regulatory Services 3:30 p.m.—Tye Preston Memorial Library
Thursday, July 24
1:30 pm.—Sheriffs Office 2 p.m.—Public Health, indigent health 2:20 pm.—Emergency Services District 2
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that up in order for him to have his health. However, for the husband to then choose an alternate sexual habit is akin to his having an affair. She is left with loneliness and misunderstanding.
Abby, this is not a casual problem. It is devastating to a man to lose his ability to perform sexually, but usually it is just as devastating to his wife, and he needs to be sensitive to her feelings and desires.
I want “Perplexed” to know that she is not alone. I, and many other women, feel, a great deal of empathy for her. I don’t have the answer, but it’s not as simple as accepting his enjoyment of pornographic movies. This is a problem much deeper than that. Please don’t make her situation seem trivial,
Early voting for the Aug. 9 election to fill four seats on the New Braunfels Independent Schbol District board of trustees begins July 21, and residents will have several opportunities to get to know the candidates.
There are two at-large seats up for election, as well as the District 1 seat and the remaining year of the District 4 term.
At-large seats cover the entire NBISD district, and any registered voter in the district can vote in the at-large races. District 1 straddles Interstate 35, from the Guadalupe River to the county line. District 4 covers the area immediately west of Business I-35 and south of the Guadalupe River.
The following are the voter forums currently scheduled:
■ Association of Texas Professional Educators and Texas State Teachers Association, 7 to 9 p.m. July 22* at the Education Center
■ League of Women Voters. 7 p.m. July 24 at the Education Center For more information, call Mary Hitch at 609-3275.
■ New Braunfels Rotary, noon July 30 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center Each candidate will have five minutes to tell the audience about themselves and their campaign. There will not be time for questions and answers lf you plan to eat with the rotary club, you need to let the group know
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ALSO PERPLEXED IN FORT MYERS, FLA.
Dear Abo ftipiexed: lf you fed that I have trivaribcd the problem of impotence and its impact upon the spouse, I apologue-Prostate surgery does not have to be the death knell of a couple’s sex Kfe. Many books have been written on this subject There are also sex therapists who can help. I urge you to consult one.
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