New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Notes from the Dittlinger Library
Groups plan conference to discuss water issues
Classics now on cassette
By CAROL BISSETT
Special to the Hor ald-Zei tong
The classics of literature endure for many reasons They feed and nourish our souls, improve our minds, build our characters, and inspire us in our daily lives. Don't get discouraged if you never got around to reading these classics — they're now on cassette tape! You can listen to these on your way the grocery store These two selected classics couldn't be more different — one is by a middle-class, Jewish Czech, the other by an American slave One is a highly imaginative piece open to interpretation, the other consists of the hard lessons of real life experiences Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis" is the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes one day to find himself transformed into a huge dung beetle. I have always pictured
Gregor as a giant, South Texas cockroach. Listening to the story of Gregor's rejection by his family, through no fault of his own. broke my heart all over again This is not a story thai leaves the reader feeling comfortable, as it deals with alienation ami the loss of control that people often feel However, it is unique and unforgettable.
The second classic on tape I recommend is the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave." Douglass' eloquent narrative is as important to history as it is to literature Ile details his dehumanizing experiences in slavery, his efforts to educate himself, and his escape to freedom Douglass’ strong spirit, his innate pride, and his craving for education arc truly awe inspiring (Caro! Blssett is a paraprofessional librarian al I he I huh n%er Memorial Library )
The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority will sponsor a workshop with the Water Oriented Recreational District, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and f riends For Rivers from 8:30 a rn to 4 p m April 2 at the New Braunfels Hobday Inn.
A reception will follow at the Grucne Mansion Restaurant beginning at 4:30 p m "The idea of the workshop is to provide information and educational materials on the water
and local residents
"Specific topics will cover the operations of Canyon Lake Reservoir including senior water rights, flood operations and new water projects, river activities including water safety and fisheries and numerous water panels discussing the importance of our water resources,” Wclsch said.
Many of these same subjects have been discussed in meetings held recently throughout Comal County and New Braunfels, however, this workshop will be more detailed
Don’t tie the knot if there’s any doubt
The New Braunfels Target store is helping to make emergency situations a little more bearable for young children by donating cuddly Teddy bears to the New Braunfels •Tire Department
The donation is part of the Target Helping Hugs program which is now in its sixth year It is sponsored in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Technicians and
Hershey. Helping Hugs, created by Target, supplies paramedics with stuffed animals to help case children's fear and anxiety during emergencies.
This year, Target stores throughout
the country will donate more than 100,000 Teddy bears to local emergency services in communities across the country
(Submitted by Target Mores)
GUMA conducted a similar workshop two years ago which drew representatives who consisted of river outfitters, water enthusiasts
Ann at the Chamber of Commerce at 623-2385 by 5 p.m. friday (Submitted bv the (treater New Braunfels ( bomber of ( (tmmen e)
DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-ycar-old man and I have been dating a wonderful woman my age for three years. We have a great relationship and rarely disagree. I love her for the time we have spent, the experiences we’ve had and the bond we share.
The problem is that we’re at the age when a great many of our friends are manned or getting married I have a feeling that she could see herself married to me, but I have always had a difficult time picturing myself with her for the rest of my life.
I come from a family that has experienced two divorces, which makes me feel very strongly that I do not want to enter into marriage unless I’m absolutely committed and sure it will be ’til death do us part. Also, I have always subscribed to the belief that when you’re in love and want to get married, there should be very little doubt that this is something you want to do. I have doubts.
DEAR CONFUSED HEART: When In doubt, don’t. Your girlfriend may be hurt at first, but you would be doing her a favor. She will not be happy with a man who doesn’t truly love her, and the sooner you set her free, the sooner she can begin healing so she can look for someone who will love her.
To answer your question about the definition of love, I will summarize what I tell my teen readers In the booklet I wrote for them:
"To ask lf It Is love Indicates doubt. !>ove is sure, and is built on inner realities. l>ove means liking a person as well as loving. Love is giving, not taking. It Is wanting the best for the one you love. I .ave is on the go. It makes you want to charge out Into the world and do, as well as think, big. It doesn’t
keep you Inert, daydreaming and cooped up with only one person.
Ml^>ve wants to share. To the one you love, you give your thoughts and your dreams. A new happiness comet with sharing them.
"Mature love Is honest and open. As time goes by and you learn more about the object of your affections, your love seems to grow stronger.**
When love meets these criteria, then you can be pretty sure It Is Mreal,** and then you will want to make plans for the future.CONFIDENTIAL TO
‘'STRUGGLING STUDENT IN NBW HAVEN" Whal matters today is not the difference between those who believe and those who do not believe, but the difference between those who care and those who don't" Abbe Eire
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Tergal teem members donele Teddy beers to the New Braunfele Fire Department to make emergency elluetlone easier for children. Guadalupe River and Canyon
p>ww . A m. W W m a 4W M a a Lake," said David Welsch, Director
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A brochure can he picked up at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 390 S Seguin Ave Those interested in attending this free workshop must RSVP to Mary
I guess I’m wondering if there isn't someone out there I’m missing, and I don't want to rush into anything that I could regret forever. At the same time, there is nothing better thiyi having someone who cares for you and for whom you care it’s just not how I imagine things would be
Am I living in a fairy tale world, or is there a real love out there, one where there arc no doubts? Everyone I know would probably say we have a good relationship and should stay together. I’m interested in what you and your readers might have to say. How do you define love?
CONFUSED HEART IN
Luby’s picks Lahourcade to fill acting CEO position
Special to the Hwald-Zeftung
Because of the recent death of Chief Executive Officer John E. Curtis Jr., Luby’s Cafeterias Inc. announced that John B. Lahourcade,
a director of the company since 1970, has been elected acting chiel executive officer.
Luby’s also announced that Lahourcade had been elected chairman of the board to replace
Extension service offers food safety training program
Food service managers are encouraged to attend a food safety training program conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in cooperation with the National Restaurant Association, the Texas Department of Health, and the Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association.
The 13-hour course will be taught from 7:30 a rn. to 5 p m April 9 and IO at the Hays County Extension office, 1253 Civic Center Loop in San Marcos. The course will include the
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Few more information im the Food Protection Management Training Program, call the Comal County Extension office at 620 3440 or the Hays county Extension Office at (512) 353-4120. Registration
deadline is April I.
(Submit od by the Comal County bx tens ion)
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Ralph ‘‘Pete" Erbcn, who recently resigned his positions as board chairman and director
Lahourcade has previously served as ( LO of Luby’s from 1984 to I‘>*81 and had served as chairman of the
board from 1988 to 19%
Erben served as director of the company since 1985, as CEO from 19*8) to 1997, and chairman of the hoard from 1996 to 1997
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