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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas r1 U- 4 □ Herald-Zeitung O Friday, March 15,1996 Opinion ■ To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page, call 625-9144, ext. 21 H e raid g; NI I i t u n g Opinion Online contact ■To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet, or to simply contact staff members, the Herald-Zeitung’s address is Q U O T A B “To those of us who do not agree with the purveyors of hatred and division, I remind you that we stood up and spoke against that kind of reckless speech and behavior.” — Bill Clinton 42nd U.S. president, 1995 EDITORIALKUDOS Christian Academy’s Work-a-Thon a success thanks community’s support KUDOS is a regular feature of the Herald-Zeitung in which readers may applaud and thank those people and organizations who went the extra mile through volunteer work or sponsorship for them. If you wish to recognize someone in this feature, write to: Herald-Zeitung, c/o KUDOS, 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130. The New Braunfels Christian Academy held a Work-a-Thon in the community on Friday, March 8. The students in Kindergarten through 4th grade helped clean up Landa Park. Iris Neffendorf, director of Parks and Recreation Department, was very accommodating in allowing the students to conduct these efforts. Christina Smith, volunteer coordinator for Hospice, also assisted the 5th through 8th .grade students and their parent volunteers in their efforts to deliver homemade vegetable soup and rolls to Hospice patients in our area. These visits by the students were much appreciated by the patients, and we were glad to have the opportunity to carry out these efforts. The Christian Academy would like to thank the many supporters who helped to make this year’s Work-a-Thon such a success. Our major sponsors helping to underwrite the project were: Wyatt Arp Seguin Chrysler Plymouth Dodge, Becker Motor Co., Inc., Col-ortyme, Dr. Brenda K. Covey, First State Bank, Miscellaneous Steel Industries, Inc., and Victoria Bank & Trust. Blockbuster Video and Planet Video gave free video rental coupons, which were awarded to the students meeting the first deadline for turning in their sponsorship forms. Each of the classes qualified for IOO percent participation in the Work-a-Thon preliminary efforts to seek sponsorships. These students were awarded lunch at several of the restaurants in New Braunfels and Gruene. We appreciate the generosity and gracious hospitality of the following restaurants: Applebee’s, Arby’s, CiCi’s Pizza, Clear Springs, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Sonic Drive-in, Subway, Taco Cabana, What-a-Burger, Popeyed and Rally’s. Other businesses that contributed to the Work-a-Thon efforts included: Century Paper, HEB, and Farmco. We also appreciate the items donated by the following businesses, which will be awarded to top family participants: Radio Shack, Prime Source, J’s Boathouse, Bikes & Boards, Ernesto’s Jewelry, Vivroux Sporting Goods, Comal Saddlery, Ruben’s Jewelry, Shepherd’s Shoppe, T Bar M Sports Camp, Tree Tops Restaurant, Comal Bowl, Mary Kay Cosmetics (Ann Kuehler), King Co. Service Center, Schlitterbahn, and Colortyme. 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 do the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax. (2 IO) 625-1224 (T. New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Editor and Publisher............................................................David    Sullens General Manager/Advertising Director..............................Cheryl    Duvall Managing Editor...........................................................Doug    Loveday Retail Advertising Director..................................................Jack    Osteen Accounting Manager.......................................................Mary    Lee Hall Circulation Director......................................................Carol    Ann    Avery Production Director.............................................................Billy    Parnell City Editor................................................................... Roger    Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (USPS 377 880) 707 Luanda St, or P O Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Tx. 78131 -1328. Second class postage paid by the New Braun /els Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels. Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: thiee months, $20.50; six months, $37, one year. $66 Senior Citizen Discounts by earner delivery only: six months, $33, one year, $62. Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: three months, $30.30; six months, $55; one year, $103.50. Mail outside Texas: six months, $78; one year, $118.25. Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 5:30 p m. Tuesday through Friday or by 7:30 a m. on Sunday may call (210) 625-9144 or by 7 p m weekdays or by 11 a m on Sunday. Poctmastck: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Tx. 78131-1328.Helping hand extended to parents How are you rearing your children? Parents are constantly exposed to advice — most unsolicited — on how to rear their children. Pediatricians give it and so do relatives, friends, neighbors and even politicians. Parents usually use the model given by their own parents as a measuring tool for determining their own style of parenting. Some parents repeat the child-rearing patterns they are most familiar with, those their own parents followed. Others adopt practices that are intentionally very different from those used by their parents. Basically there are three styles of parenting: authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative. Authoritarian parents try to control their children’s behavior and attitudes and make them conform to a set and usually absolute standard of conduct. These parents value unquestioning obedience and punish their children for acting contrary to the parent’s standards. Unfortunately, authoritarian parents’ children tend to be more discontented, withdrawn, and distrustful. These children are often so strictly controlled, by either punishment or guilt, they often cannot make a conscious choice about the merit of a particular behavior; they are too concerned about what their parents will do. Permissive parents make few demands, allowing Connie M. Feightner Guest Column their children to regulate their own activities as much as possible. Parents who follow this style are non-con-trolling, non-demanding, and relatively warm and their children tend to be immature — the least selfcontrolled and the least exploratory. The children from permissive homes receive so little guidance that they often become uncertain and anxious about whether they are doing the right thing. Authoritative parents try to direct their children’s activities rationally, with attention to the issues rather than the children’s fear of punishment or loss of love. They exert firm control when necessary, but they explain the reasoning behind a stand and encourage verbal give-and-take. Often, the children of authoritative parents are the most self-reliant, self-con-trolled, self-assertive, exploratory and content. The problem with parenting based on these theories is that the theories sound wonderful but do not give any specific guidance for the parent in the day-to-day world. So what is a parent to do? Is it possible to learn parenting skills that will apply to the reality of a 24-hour, seven-day week with children? Sys tematic Training for Effective Parenting is intended to help parents learn effective ways to relate to their children in specific, concrete ways. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting also helps parents discover that they are not necessarily the cause of difficulties with their children. This is an educational program for parents who want to raise responsible children and to feel more adequate and satisfied as parents. Family Outreach of Comal County will be offering two parenting courses starting in March. The first program is for parents of children between die ages of six and 12 years old. This is a nine-week course beginning March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The second set of classes is for parents of teenagers. It is a ten-week course beginning March 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All classes will be held at the Family Outreach office located at 358 Landa Street There is no charge for the classes. Parents’ handbooks are required and cost $15 per family. Special arrangements can be made for anyone who would like to attend a class but would have a financial difficulty in purchasing the book. Please call Family Outreach of Comal County at 620-1299 to register for the class or classes of your choice. (Connie Af Feightner is program coordinator with Family Outreach of Comal County.) VefUmatmn-HW Clinton pledges $100 million to fight terror By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer JERUSALEM (AP) — Grieving with the Israeli people, President Clinton pledged $100 million on Thursday to the fight against terrorism But he acknowledged that no one — not presidents or ponces or prime ministers — can guarantee “a risk-free world " In an emotional trip that coupled meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres with a visit to the grave of Peres’ slain predecessor, Yitzhak Rabin, Clinton imagined aloud how Americans would react to the terrorism that confronts Israel. “Our people would be off the wall. They would be angry. They would be furious. They would want action,” he said. To that end, Clinton pledged the $100 million over two years to pay for anti-terrorism initiatives, including training, bomb-detection scanners, X-ray systems and robotics for handling suspect packages. Israeli officials said they envisioned using much of the U.S. aid to help establish a separation zone with the West Bank to try to prevent terrorist infiltration. The idea of the zone, which would include electronic fences, guard towers and bomb-sniffing dogs, was first proposed by Rabin and was approved by the Israeli Cabinet March 3. In Washington, however, a State Department official said, “The United States does not intend for any of its aid to be used in any kind of permanent separation zone." Clinton intends to use $50 million already approved Analysis by Congress, and is asking for another $50 million for the fiscal year that begins in October. “Fear must be conquered, security must be restored and peace must be pursued,” Clinton said. Shlomo Dror, spokesman for the Israel army liaison with the Palestinians, said the U.S. government was being asked to provide special training for bomb-sniffing dog units and for electronic equipment to be used along the separation line. Israel also neois helicopters and all-terrain vehicles to help patrol the zone, he said. The proposal has been denounced by Palestinian leaders. Clinton left Israel Thursday evening, leaving behind a team of U.S. officials including CIA Director John Deutch and Secretary of State Warren Christopher to work on an anti-terrorism accord. The aim is to complete an agreement before Peres visits Washington late next month. At a joint news conference with Clinton, Peres promised that the peace process would continue, although he said the terrorist attacks on Israel made it more complicated. “It’s not black and white. It’s like climbing a mountain It is difficult, it takes time. You don’t reach the peak in one jump,” he said. Clinton’s visit came a day after the Red Sea summit, which saw Israelis, Arabs and other world leaders gathered together in an unprecedented joint stand against terrorism. "The foundation was laid down ... to go ahead with peace and reject terror," Peres said. Said Clinton, “Can we create a nsk-fiee world here in Israel? No. Can we reduce the risks and do much better? Yes." He brought with him a stone from the White House lawn, where Rabin had sealed with a handshake a landmark peace agreement with Yasser Arafat, now head of the Palestinian Authority. Wearing a black skullcap, Clinton placed the stone on the slain prime minister’s tombstone at Mt. Herzl Cemetery, in accordance with Jewish tradition. Rabin’s widow, Leah, looked on, and afterward joined hands with Clinton. Rabin was killed Nov. 4 by a Jewish militant opposed to relinquishing Gaza and most of the West Bank to the Palestinians. Clinton stopped, as well, at Beit Hinuch, a Jerusalem high school that lost three graduates in the four suicide bombings that have rocked Israel since Feb. 25. Outside, he told reporters; “If you want to be free and safe, you have to stand against terror It doesn’t matter whether you’re Israelis or Palestinians.” By all appearances, Clinton’s message was well-received by a country whose confidence in U S -backed land-for-peace deals with the Arabs was shaken by the bombings. All open societies are vulnerable to violence, he said. In Tel Aviv, he said terrorism had its roots in “the grip of that ancient fear that life can only be lived if you’re looking down on someone else." * “We know your pain is unimaginable, and in some extern unsharable, but America grieves with you,” he said. I Write ’em US. GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Kay Bailey Hutchison Austin, TX 78711 961 Federal Bldg. 512-463-2000 President of the U.S. 300 E. 8th St. Bill Clinton Austin, TX 78703 Attorney General Dan Morales 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 512-482-5834 P.O. Box 12548 Washington, D.C. 20500 Austin, TX 78711 202-456-1414 U.S. Congressmen: 512-463-2100 Vice President of the U.S. Lamar Smith State Senator Jeff Wentworth Al Gore I IOO N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 640 1250 N.E. Loop 410 Old Executive Office Bldg. San Antonio, TX 78209 San Antonio, TX 78209 17th St. and Pennsylvania NW 210-821-5024 210-826-7800 Washington, D.C. 20501 Frank Tejeda FAX: 210-826-0571 202-456-2326 1313 S.E. Military Dr., Ste. 115 or P.O. Box 12068 San Antonio, TX 78214 Austin, TX 78711 -2068 U.S. Senators for the state of Texas: 210-924-7383 512-463-0326 Phil Gramm 402 E. Ramsey Rd. TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES: State Senator Judith Zaffirini San Antonio, TX 78216 P.O. Box 627 210-366-9494 Governor George W. Bush Laredo, TX 78042 P.O. Box 12428 210-722-2293 ;