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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Davp Krampr. Editor and Publisher Jim Webre, Managing Editor Fag;* 4A Herald Zeitung New Braunfels Toxin Wednesday May 6, 198/ ■UKJBM*. >*wTr -wr**’ ■ '.WW W."*T J " Forum LETTER POLICY Me Herald Zeitung welcomes correspondence All letters should be sign <• I and Include an address or telephone number The newspaper reserves the right to erlit I otters should t>e sent to Forum. New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, P O I 'rawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131 -1328. or brought to our offices at IMUS ( astel! on gambling I ii the editot Humans generally have a gamhl int* instinct We like it and we do it in Mime form every day of our lives It is exciting, could In* entire Iv harmless and more importantly ’hi'' could preclude the need for a slate income tax It should he explained that the game is an amusing recreation ex trernelv beneficial to tin* coffers and nun Ii more tun than increased taxa lion t hey are successful in other states and apparently as clean as a Sunday school picnic or bingo game ll is not a moral issue at any rate More ser iously initiative and referendum is basic to our govern mental processes I he initiative is a petition telling our elected officials [hat We the people” want a chance to vote oil the issue I - I haps our ow ii /fez .lid /'e/fiazgwuuld pi int an ap propt i he lot in that we can easily (lip ign aul iii.lit to the Sate House iii \tistin K I linen thanks tot the promo I n the editor We would like to thank our newspapers and local radio station toi then support in helping us to in form the community concerning Project Graduation I Iris is a joint effort of the three high schools in our county to plan post graduation parties that will ire i heroical. alcohol and di ng free I'repai atmos for these events have begun and th** enthusiasm is grow ilia l ocal businesses and serv ice -ag mi/at ions are being contacted tor then 'uppoit hut we are still holt ot oui' financial goal It there ie those whom we tail to reach by phone or litter, or it there are pi iv ate citizens who would In* will y to conli dude to this most wor thwltile < ause, donations may lie sent directly to New Braunfels Na Bona I Bank Make checks payable to the NBHS I HS and SS HS Pro lect Graduation Fund hor more information, you may call Susan Bell, H2:> 1102 after > p in Betty Ky Ie, 825 6251 or Nan cv Poe 4 ut 7854 I hank vou for your '•.uppoit Joint i 'ommittee Poetry Contest success To the editor The Poetry Contest was a marvelous treat, All 331 poets accomplished a great feat Our Arts Council w ishes to thank you all We are grateful to you for answer mg the call l o the Herald goes a heartfelt salute \ou were simply outstanding in the recruit Hie coverage you prov ided helped very much, W inners poems in print added the final touch The parents and teachers deserve loud applause, \ our support and encouragement aided the cause We acknowledge the task the judges completed A deep how to you four is definite Iv needed But who made this contest such a success ll s the entrants themselves we want to address Most of all we praise each and every grand poet You were absolutely great and we hope you know if Jan Kennady I HHT I 'nutest ( hairman Ii Iva ter New Braunfels Arts ( ouncil To the people of New Braunfels: Sincerely. Project Graduation Q. If we call the contras freedom fighters", what do we call the Americans who are working as volunteers to help the 0y&ox°N k Nicaraguan people build schools,clinks, and other small development projects in that impoverished Central American nation 0 — i    po*ss M( MfMio WHAT DO Wt CALL int us fCCKT OH TEftftpftJSM ? James Kilpatrick Whether black or white,he killed the officer Once again you demonstrated that you are the most caring people in the world Saturday. May 2 the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and the New Braunfels Lioness ( Itll) held then White Cane Day fund raiser for sight cooser vt ion Your hearts poured out and our goal of $3,500 will be met Thankyou Last year the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club assisted the needy with almost $4,ihmi m sight constr vat mo projects alone Thanks to you the Lions and Lionesses of New Braunfels will continue to serve the needy The Lions eye bank iii Austin will receive one third of the funds collected wblite two thirds will stay right here in New Braunfels Our club picks up the tab for all materials used in our fund raiser, so UMI percent of the money collected will In* use on sight eonservtion pro jects Thank you and God bless Ernie Meade/, chairman White ( ane DayYour Representatives WASHINGTON Yes the figures are disturb mg Three scholars, lei! by Professor David ( Baldus of the Oniversity of Iowa analyzed more than 2,000 cases of murder committed in Georgia in the 1970s They found, among other things that defendants charged with killing white vie Urns were 4 t times as likely to receive a death sentence as defendants charged with killing blacks It gives one pause tions emerged The raw nullifiers demonstrated that black defendants who kill white victims, such as McCleskey. statistically have the greatest likelihood of receiving the death penal ty McCleskey contended that he thus faced a risk of discrimination so palpable as to violate the Constitution's prohibition of cruel and ususual punishment He argued in addition that blacks so situated, are denied equal protection of the law But the C S Supreme Court last week looked at Hie data and said in effect, so what Assum mg the validity of the statistics what was then probative value in the particular case of Warren McCleskey’’ McCleskey. a black man. had murdered a white police officer during tile arm ed roberv of an Atlanta furniture store The appeal raised no question of Met leskev’s guilt He had shot the officer in the face with a 38 revolver Neither were there any technical questions aixiut the trial no questions about the admissibility of evidence the competence of counsel, the qualifications of jurors or the in striations given by Hie judge After the jury had found McCkeskey guilty, tile court held a separate hearing to determine the penalty Under Georgia law , tile killing of a peace offx is a ‘aggravating circumstance The jury decreed that McCleskey should ire put to death for his crime Justice Powell writing for the majority, cor redly assessed the legal situation In some areas of the law. statistical analyses have their place lf the question involves racial discrimination in public schools or in a work place, for example statistical data are indispensable In times past defendants have relied upon evidence of the systematic exclusion of blacks from juries to win new trials limited to capital cases it applies across the hoard Similar statistical claims could be ad vanced on behalf of other defendants in other cases. Through a process of regression anniv ms disparities doubtless could hr* 'bown in the sentencing of women Chinese Filipinos, Japanese Koreans V ietnamese Hispanics and American Indians Correlations could be demonstrated between defendants and par titular defense attorneys or judges In such an effort to establish a violation of due process the basic issue of guilt or innocence w*ould drown in a sea of statistics I he Met leskey case presented no such evidentiary problems (iuilt is personal, not statistical McCleskey had murdered an officer of the law’ In such cases the Supreme Court specifically has upheld the power of a jury to fix a sentence imposed of death And as Powell observed, the sentence imposed upon McCleskey was not disproportionate to the sentences imposed in 13 other cases in Georgia involving generally similar murders Met leskey’s race provided no factor of “risk ’ sufficient to upset the sentence Powell made one more point McCleskey s argumentv are best presented to legislative bodies ” It is neither the right not the responsibility of the high court to determine ap propriate punishments for particular crimes More than two thirds of the states have made capital punishment permissible for certain crimes Such punishments subject to certain safegaurds and limitations, clearly are const Fu tional Beyond determining on a case bv case basis whether these conditions have been met, appellate courts have no constitutional power to intervene At this point the Baldus study appeared I he scholars had examined every murder case in Georgia in the 1970s in terms of 2:to variable tailors. Out of this mass of data certain correla Taken to its logical conclusion, Powell said, Met lesky’s claim “throws into serious question the principles that underline our entire criminal justice system The Highth Amendment, pro hibiting cruel and unusual punishment is not Justice William Brennan spoke for the four dissenters rn an emotional review of racial discrimination in Georgia in the past Trouble was, he never could establish the relevance of this history to the case at bar Warren Mc ( leskey killed a cop in cold blood My liberal friends, before they leap on Lew is Powell should keep that fact in mind Andy Rooney Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D C 20500 State Rep Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives P O Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769 U.S. Rep Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) United States House of Representatives 1713 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, D C, 20515 State Sen Judith Zaffirini Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin, Texas 7871 1 State, Sen. William Sims Capitol Station P O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 Gov Bill Clements Governor's Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711 U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 U.S.Senator Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House Washington, D.C. 20515 American breakfast needs a bit of ingenuity We have to rethink breakfast in America No one in years has put any thought mb) the first meal of our day How many times have you read a cookbook or in the Sunday supplement of your newspaper a good new recipe for something to have for breakfast ? Once the recipe writers have run through pan cakes, waffles, eggs Benedict and blueberry muffins, they’re finished with breakfast There are reasons why we haven’t paid atten Hon to breakfast, I suppose For one thing, we’re busy in the morning Hating is part entertainment, and at breakfast we don’t want entertain ment, we want nourishment We want to put something warm into our digestive tracts to get things going down there People aren’t interested in reading breakfast recipes You’d never know it from looking at the cereal advertisements but there are even a lot of Americans who start off their day with nothing more than coffee and a cigarette Being creative or looking into new things to eat doesn’t interest people first thing in the mor ning They don’t want to think about food They are satisfied with more of the same thing they had yesterday Some people eat the same thing for breakfast every day of their lives I know a man in his 80s who says he has had the same thing for breakfast for 60 years He says he has one softboiled egg, two pieces of toast and three cups of coffee, black We got to talking about it and we figured he has eaten 1,825 dozen soft boiled eggs I like orange juice, toast, marmalade and eof fee but when I’m not home. I end up eating bad muffins, soggy croissants or bakery coffee cake that smells of fake vanilla Another reason why the cookbooks don’t spend much time on breakfast is that it isn’t as social a meal as the others. You never invite someone over for breakfast the way you might invite someone in for dinner and you don’t often have breakfast with friend or co-workers the way you often have lunch. People aren’t much interested in talking at breakfast They have their minds on what they’re going to do that day. I’ve never read what doctors have to say about orange juice, but it seems unlikely that anything as acidic as orange juice is the best thing to pour into your stomach first thing in the morning I know the vitamins in orange juice are good for you but they certainly must be just as good at some other time of the day When you think of it. orange juice probably would be better consumed as a sort of breakfast dessert, after toast or cereal Weekend breakfasts are another matter, of course I love breakfast Saturday and Sunday Sitting there, rn no hurry, reading the newspaper and drinking more coffee than is good for you is one of the great luxuries of life Sunday morning is when I feel most sorry for the homeless On special occassions when the kids are home, I make waffles, pancakes or popovers When we’re alone on a cold winter morning. I make real not instant, oatmeal Directions on the box say it takes half an bour, but it doesn t take more than about 12 minutes You cook it over rice so it ends up dry < The only Sunday morning problem I ve never been able to solve is getting them to deliver two newspapers on just that one day.) I can’t figure why Campbell's never pushe< soup as a breakfast food I ve never tried it myself, I ve just thought about it, but why wouldn’t chicken or beef broth, with rice or barley in it, be a great breakfast? I don’t have it in for Wheaties or Shredded Wheat but why wouldn t hot chicken soup be ideal breakfast0 Ifs nourishing and it could replace the drink you want when you have jui the hot jolt you want when you have coffee an the nourishment you need when you have egg toast, pancakes or cereal Maybe we could ha chicken soup with caffeine We have to reinvent breakfast Bacon and egg don’t do it ;