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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas ■To talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about the Opinion page, call 625*9144, Ext 220. quotable “This (religious Uberties) amendment would sore as a brake on some who view religion as some sort of communicable disease.” William A. Donohue religious leader, 1996 E D I I T O R A L Kudos (Kudos is a regular feature of the Herald-Zeitung in which readers can recognize the work or support of individuals and organizations in the community. Send your Kudos to: Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130, or fax them to (210) 625-1224). ■ For all the employees at the New Braunfels Post Office, we would like to thank all the citizens of New Braunfels and Comal County. Working together we collected almost 22,000 pounds of food for the New Braunfels food bank. Adding up the total of food collected over the last five years is 90,000 pounds. This could not have happened without the citizens and employees of the postal service working together. We would like to thank the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, KNBT and KGNB radio stations, the mayor, the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, all the businesses in New Braunfels and Comal County that allowed us to place our posters in their stores. Also we want to thank Comal Pawn Shop for the use of the sign we used in front of the post office. Again, thanks so very much. Get ready. The sixth annual food drive is May 8,1998. Donald McBroom NA LC Branch 2805 v -•> ** p,    SS'4#    '    •    '    ^    r    ~    '    ■■    w    ■■ lf Kudos and great appreciation to the following merchants who displayed and accepted bids for our silent auction: Ryan’s Steak House, The Collection, Angels and Inspirations, Attic Antiquity, Coiffure De Ville, ‘Tis the Season, Lenise’s Floral Creations, Hobby Lobby, Blue Skies Boutique, Makin’ Waves, The Dog House, Front Porch Antiques. To the Herald-Zeitung, and last but not least to the beautiful people who bid on the chairs and stools, we thank you all. You made our fund-raiser a great success. Jewell Haubouldt New Braunfels Lioness Club president Write us The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letters on any public issue. The editor reserves die right to correct spelling, style, punctuation and known factual errors. Letters should be kept to 250 words. We publish (oily 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 c/o the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax: (210)625-1224 Herald-Zeitung I Online contact ■ To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet, or to simply contact staff members, the newspaper's address is [email protected] to determine newspaper’s master plan We need your help. We here at the New’ Braunfels Herald-Zeitung want to know what services and features you would like your local newspaper to provide. This past week, at one of the Little League fields, a reader spotted me and explained how she appreciated the creation of our Heads Up column on the front page. The purpose of Heads Up is truly just to give you a heads up on situations or everts that are happening that day or the next that might have a direct impact on you or your family. This reader mentioned the daily updates on road work cm Interstate 35. The mess on that highway affects many of our readers and we at the Herald-Zeitung have an obligation to keep drivers posted of changes and construction. Our worlds are becoming more and more complex, and time continues to become one of our most precious intangible possessions. The news staff needs to be looking out for the readers, letting them know when changes or situations might present unexpected obstacles to accomplishing every-day objectives. Who better than you to help us figure out what those situations and events are. The Herald-Zeitung staff's goal this summer is to reconsider every aspect of the content of the newspaper. With the help of you and other readers, we hope to improve and expand the services we provide. We arc looking for volunteers, like you, who will let us know what they would like to see and read in the Herald-Zeitung. Some of what I’ve already heard includes more state and national articles. Several years ago, the Herald-Zeitung reduced much of die news articles from outside of Comal County. We plan to increase not only the number of state, national and international stories, but increase our local information as well. What kind of local infor mation we tuki will depend on what our readers tell us they want. The next time you need to know something, ponder whether ifs something you and others might appreciate having in the Herald-Zeitung. What about comics? Which of our comics do you like? Dislike? Do you know of a comic we are not currently publishing that you would like to see in our newspaper? Let us know. What about our columnists? Cal Thomas? Dear Abby? our local columnists? More stories on child rearing? fishing? environment? cooking? education? weather? gardening? Let us know. What about sports coverage? As a reader, and a parent, I would like to see more coverage of Little League and soccer. As publisher, I've asked Sports Editor Tom Erickson to contact the soccer, Little League, softball, bowling and tennis leagues and others to determine whether the organizers would like to see more coverage of their sports in the Herald-Zeitung. With literally thousands of New Braunfels and Comal County residents, young and old, participating in sports, we would need the cooperation and assistance of coaches and league organizers to ensure that information such as scores and standings could be gathered and published in the newspaper in a timely manner. We’re certainly willing to do our part. If you are involved in such a sport and want to know more about how you can get your league’s information into the Herald-Zeitung, please call Tom Erickson at 925-9144, extension 223. We stand ready for your comments and suggestions. Here are a couple other people you can call: Sue England, news editor, extension 221. Jason Borchardt, marketing director, extension 208. Doug Toney, publisher, extension 201. We want your suggestions and ideas. Take the time to call or write us: The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas, 78130. (Doug Toney is publisher and editor of the Herald-Zeitung.) The road to New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Editor and Publisher, Ext. 201........................................Doug    Toney Managing Editor, Ext. 220..............................................Micah    Boyd Marketing Director, Ext 308.......  Jason    Borchardt Classified Advertising Manager, Ext.    214...............Karen Reininger Business Manager, Ext 202..........................  Mary    Lee    Hall Circulation Director, Ext. 228...................................Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman, Ext. 205..........................................Billy    Parnell Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HemU-Zettung (LISPS 377-880) 707 landa St, or P.O. I>awer 311328, New Braunfels, Corial County, Tx. 78131 -1328. Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. Carrier delivered in Comal and Guaoalupe counties: three 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 .n 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. t uesday through Fnday or by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday may call (210) 625-9144 or by 7 pm. weekdays or by ll am. on Sunday. Postmaster: Send address changes to the New Bramjels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 3 ll 328, New Braunfels, Tx. 78131 -1328 My name is Jim Fox of Grandbury, Texas. I want to tell you about the life changing expenence that I had at your local First Assembly of God Church last winter. I was going through some very trying times while we were building and working on Backlands mobile home park. One night I was at the end of my rope and a voce said, “go to the Assembly of God Church.” I went to several churches and they told me how to get there. When I walked in, church was already in service. I started to leave but the people were plain and friendly. They were all smiling and worshipping the Lord. It was not very long after that a man came and asked me if I would go with him to the altar. When he said this I already knew that it was of the Lord and I went. (Thank you, Lord!) I got delivered from all the chains of my life (Hal- oday in History Jim Fox lelujah!) When I went home and tried to explain what happened I felt like they said I was crazy. When my family and I went hack home nothing was the same. I found myself talking and writing songs about the Lord. I have never written about anything before. But peace is where you find it and joy is a state of mind. I moved here and I am serving God at First Assembly of God Church with the people who want to make a difference with love. Come worship the Lord with Brother Dave and his wonderful family and me! (Jim Fox is a member of First Assembly of God Church.) Write ‘em U.8. Senate Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, 283 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510, Phone: 202-224-5922. FAX: 202-224-0776. Local Office: 8023 Vantage Drive, Suite 460, San Antonio, TX, 78230, Phone: 210-340-2885. Sen. Phil Gramm, 370 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. Phone: 202-224-2934, FAX: 202-228-2856. Local Office: 404 E. Ramsey, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78216, Phone: 210-366-9494, FAX: 210-366-2016. State of Texas Gov. George W. Bush, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX, 78711, Phone: 512-463-2000. Atty. General Dan Morales, P.O. Box 12546, Austin, TX, 78711, Phone: 512-463-2100. Sen. Jeff Wentworth (Dist. 25), P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX, 78711-2068, Phone: 512-463-0126. Local Office: 1250 NE Loop 410 Suite 425, San Antonio, TX, 78209, Phone: 210-826-7800. Sen. Judith Zaffarini (Dist. 21), P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX, 78711, Phone: 512-463-0121, Laredo Office: 210-722-2293. The Associated Press Today is Sunday, May 18, the 138th day of 1997. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18,1897, a public reading of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead,” was staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London, an event that roughly coincided with the book’s publication. Ou this date: In 1642, the Canadian city of Montreal was founded. In 1804, the French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor. In 1896, the Supreme Court endorsed the concept of “separate but equal” racial segregation with its Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. In 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, Calif; she reappeared a month later, claiming to have been kid napped. In 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority was created. In 1951, the United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan. In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a North American F-86 Canadair over Rogers Dry Lake, Calif. In 1969, astronauts Eugene A. Ceman, Thomas P. Stafford and John W. Young blasted off aboard Apollo IO. In 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. In 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Briton to rocket into space as she flew aboard a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. Ten year* ago: Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois entered the Democratic presidential race. Five years ago: The Supreme Court ruled th states may not force mentally unstable crimin defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs while on ti a1 unless a good reason is shown to require the me ication. One year ago: President Clinton, seeking to de tit Republican criticism that he was weak on welfa reform, endorsed Wisconsin’s weifare-to-work pli in his Saturday radio address. Louis Quatorze won ti Prcakness. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Perry Como is 8 Pope John Paul ll is ll. Actor Bill Macy is 7 Sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 73. Actor Perm Roberts is 67. Actor Robert Morse is 66. Actor ai television executive Dwayne Hickman is 63. Baseb HaJI-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 60. Bluegra singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) 55. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is i Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) 49. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is A Courtly singer George Strait is 45. ;