New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
4 A O Herald-Zeitung g Sunday, March 31, 1996
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“We have lost our ability to express our own opinions in public, lest we offend someone within earshot.”
— Jim Ettweia Acton, Mass., 1994Which is best way to get on Internet?
KID'S MART'S success was directly related to sponsors, students, volunteers
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, do KUDOS, 707 Lancia St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
■ I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Herald-Zeitung for its coverage and support of KID'S MART. This event, which was planned by and for students from third through sixth grades, had its own Board of Directors: Elizabeth Soechting (age 9), Jennifer Llamas (IO), and Chelsea Cornelius (I I). The board formulated the rules for KID’S MART and decided to charge “rent” for booths and donate the money raised to the Children’s Museum of New Braunfels and the Food Bank.
Three sponsors helped underwrite KID’S MART:
1) First Commercial Bank provided a $200 grant and trained students to act as tellers in the student’s own First Commercial Kid’s Mart Bank.
2) KGNB Radio provided extensive promotion and gave the children the opportunity to learn about broadcasting by allowing them the thrill of being “on the air” at the remote broadcast from the Civic Center. „
3) Children's Museum of New Braunfels provided the space at the Civic Center prior to its own big annual (adult) Garage Sale. I am pleased to report that the Children’s Museum has agreed to host KID’S MART annually.
All profits made after paying the “rent” were kept by the young business persons. The event was designed to promote skills in math, business, marketing, display, and advertising. The children raised $150 in “rental” fees, and the young entrepreneurs seemed thrilled with their business’ earnings as well.
Finally, I wish to thank the entire community for the success of KID’S MART. Above all, we could not have done this without our customers!
Sincerely, Merry Saegert, Ph.D. KID’S MART Board Advisor Seele Elementary School
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Last week when we left our Internet connecting hero he had just rescued the damsel in distress and successfully used a dialer program to connect to the Internet! For those of you that actually read the article last week, you know that is only partially true. In reality, this article will compare Online Services to Internet Services without mention of melodramatic theme.
Examples of Online Services include CompuServe, America On Line and The Microsoft Network. These Online Service Providers do just what their name implies, they provide an on line service of their very own. When you dial into one of the Online Service Providers you can take advantage of their electronic mail to send messages, discussion forums to exchange information and many other services. These services are only available to their subscribers. Another service that the Online Service Providers offer is Internet access. Generally, they do a fair job of doing this. The service is usually a bit slower and the user is forced into using the set of programs provided by the online service. Many times the service is restricted to only a certain sub-set of the information available on the Internet.
Internet Service Providers offer a direct connection to the Internet. There are numerous advantages and a couple of disadvantages associated with this type of connection. Let’s look at these in detail:
Internet Service Providers off er their users a choice of a vast number of tools to interact with the Internet
and take advantage of its resources. When using e-mail, the online service provider would give you their e-mail tool and you must use it. When using a Internet Service Provider you can pick from many different tools that are available with a I ^ variety of features to send and
* receive Internet e-mail. Windows 95 users can use the mail interface that is built right into the operating system. One of the most popular mail products for Windows or Macintosh computers is Eudora Mail made by Qualicom. This mail software follows our Internet software pricing model well. They offer a freeware version that is yours for exactly that, or they offer their “Pro” version for $89. In true Internet fashion these can be downloaded with the click of a mouse from your favorite web browser application. A quick search of the web provides links to about a dozen other mail products. There is no shortage of choices when you use a Internet Service Provider.
Another benefit of an Information Service Provider is that you are truly ON the Internet. You can do anything that the “big boys” can (almost). You can create web pages, visit other peoples web pages, go shopping in the electronic mall, login remotely to oth-
er computers and much, much more.
Another big benefit is speed. With an Internet Service Provider you have a direct connection to the Internet. You do NOT have to go through an accessing service which gets you onto a service that has thousands of other users using it and then get through their Internet gateway to the Internet. The Internet Service Provider lets you login to their host computer which can take you very quickly to a line with very high bandwidth. The time that most people spend “waiting” on the Internet is many times attributed to waiting for a response from the remote computer.
So much information? So little ink. Next week we will continue the explanation of Online Services and Internet Service Providers. We will also soon be forming a Internet users group so we can share our information with other interested folks in the community.
My thanks and acknowledgment to the author of Mastering the Internet, which I used as a reference for this article. The entire text can be found at http://twig.hypercom.com/master.htm
(Reed Helmly is a South Texas Computer Consultant for CompuVision and the Webmaster for compuvision.net. Reed lives in New Braunfels and specializes in computer networks and Internet service. Comments and suggestions for future articles can be mailed in care of this newspaper or by calling 210-608-0808.)
The filing deadline has passed, and a number of local residents have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates for city council and mayor. In the weeks before the election, you’ll be hearing these candidates express their views, through news stories and political forums, about the issues they plan to focus on if elected to office We want to know what issues you would like to hear these candidates discuss and debate.
Fill out the coupon (right), drop it by our office at 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or fax survey to (210) 625-1224. Copied forms are acceptable.
Deadline for this survey is Saturday, April 6,1996.
What issues facing the city would you like to see candidates address this year?
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President of the U.S.
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Governor George W. Bush
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U.S. Senators for the state of Texas:
Austin, TX 78711
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Attorney General Dan Morales
San Antonio, TX 78216
PO. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711
Kay Bailey Hutchison
961 Federal Bldg.
State Senator Jeff Wentworth
300 E. 8th St.
1250N.E. Loop 410
Austin, TX 78703
San Antonio, TX 78209
or PO. Box 12068
The Survey Says...
Eight readers responded to last week’s survey question, "What is your favorite restaurant in New Braunfels or the surrounding area?"
Their responses follow:
■ Comal Bowl — 1) clean. 2) quality ingredients. 3) prepared in a quality manner 4) friendly atmosphere. 5) never rushed (Comal Bowl received two votes.)
■ I think the best restaurant is Schwamkrug’s.
■ Schwamkrug’s. Fantastic steaks and salad bar, along with a senior citizen early bird discount. Top of the line.
■ Huisache has added an excellent dining experience to the area Now that they’ve added Wolfgang’s to their restaurant business, they’ve captured a lot of new business. Their plans to put finishing touches on Wolfgang’s will boost their business again and contribute to New Braunfels’ aesthetics.
■ Startz Cafe in Startzville has outstanding home-cooked meals at reasonable prices. The waitresses are friendly and courteous and have a positive “can do’’ attitude.
■ Luby’s They are about as clean as possible; serve real good food; no alcohol. They have a family atmosphere and treat customers nice My family has eaten there thousands of times since 1961.
■ Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club has the best Friday night and Sunday brunch that are the best meals anywhere in Comal County. Try them, and you will see!
Today In History
By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, March 31, the 91st day of 1996. There are 275 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
Four hundred years ago, on March 31,1596, influential French philosopher Rene Descartes, best remembered for his declaration, “Cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am), was born in La Haye, France.
On this date:
In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued an edict expelling Jews from Spanish soil, except those willing to convert to Christianity.
In 1880, Wabash, Ind., became the first town completely illuminated by electrical lighting.
In 1889, French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion.
In 1917, the United States took possession of the Virgin Islands, which it had purchased from Denmark.
In 1932, Ford Motor Co. publicly unveiled its V-8 engine. ,,
In 1933, Congress authorized the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1943, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway.
In 1945, the Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagene” premiered on Broadway.
In 1949, Newfoundland entered the confederation as Canada’s 10th province.
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not run for another term of office.
In 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from her respirator. Quinlan, who remained comatose, died in 1985.
Ten years ago: 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico. Louisville beat Duke, 72-69, to win the NCAA college basketball championship.
Five years ago: Communists wop Albania's first multiparty elections, but democratic opponents scored victones in major cities. Voters in the Soviet repub
lic of Georgia overwhelmingly endorsed independence. The Warsaw Pact spent the last day of its existence as a military alliance.
One year ago: Baseball players agreed to end their 232-day strike after a judge granted a preliminary injunction against club owners. President Clinton briefly visited Haiti, where he declared the U.S. mission to restore democracy there a “remarkable success." Mexican-Amencan singer Selena, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club; Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
T oday’s Birthdays: Actor Richard Riley is 74, Actor William Daniels is 69. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 68. Actress Shirley Jones is 62. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 61. Musician Herb Alpert is 61. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 56. Actor Chnstopher Walken is 53. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 51. Vice President Al Gore is 48.
Thought for Today: “It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.” — Rene Descartes, French philosopher (1596-1650).