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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday, May 21,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5 A **Manuel Camareno thanks thosa who halpad with Dear Editor, My house is completed and my family and I are in die process of moving in and looking ahead to many years of enjoyment with all of our neighbors and the people of New Braunfels and Comal County! My specially adapted house for the handicapped is a beauty for persons like myself with disabilities. So I am inviting everyone to please come by and help the Camareno family begin a new life in New Braunfels. At this time, it's appropriate for me and my family to thank the following participants to have this made possible for us: * The Department of Veterans Affairs, for their financial grant and financial assistance to make this dream come true. Without them, this could not have been possible. •Mr. Fulmer and Mr. Occio, from the Department of Veterans Affairs deserve special thanks for helping us with the tremendous amount of paperwork that was required in order for me to qualify for my disability benefits. * Century 21’s staff and especially Sue Norris and Mrs. Laurie Hawkins for their assistance and finding me the property that was required from the VA. Once again, thank you Sue and Laurie. * Also, Rayco Ltd. and its staff for the construction of this wonderful home. Special thanks to Mrs. Becky Martinez and Allison Mann from Rayco for their wonderful assistance in every phase in getting our home completed and to the architect Mr. Ignacio Pina for designing our home for a handicapped individual. The Camareno family thanks all of you at Rayco! Open House day will be on Saturday, May 27 from IO a.m. to 2 p.m. The house is located in the Gruene subdivision. To get there, go north on Common and go past Loop 337 to Gruene Rd. Make a right turn and then almost immediately make a left turn on Branch Ave. and then turn right (Hi the first street, Denise and at the next street, Amy Ave., turn left. The house will be on the right. Signs will be posted on Common and Loop 337 all the way to the house. So please come and enjoy my home. Refreshments and cookies will be served. Sincerely, Manuel Camareno f iLew Simmonds Is rn winner Dear Editor, There is a changing of the guard in New Braunfels High School athletics. Lew Simmonds is no longer the head football coach. Lew Simmonds is a winner. It is this reader’s opinion that this is neither the time nor the place to debate win/loss records, coaching philosophies or coaching styles. Instead, it is time to focus on things of much greater consequence. Let us turn our attention to the tremendous contributions made to the development of character and substance of our greatest asset, our children. Contributions made by a man whose moral compass was without fail pointed toward what was best for his students. Let us talk about the real measure of the value of Coach Lew Simmonds. Long after the “season” ends, the stadium lights dim, and the pages of die yearbook turn yellow with age, our children will find themselves in a much larger and more important contest, the real world! At this time, and not a moment before, will we be able to more fully appreciate the significance of Lew Simmonds’ contributions. Winning is more than coaching, and coaching is more than winning. Lew Simmonds is a winning coach. Lew is also much more! Lew has led by example, both on and off the field, for Lew is cut from a bolt of fabric not easily found today. Lew Simmonds is a rare commodity, with much to offer, and I feel very fortunate that he has touched the lives of your children and mine. We will reap the benefits of his efforts for years. Thanks, Lew. I remain.. Sincerely, GII LindseyA tow more who won’t bo playing Harpe Dear Editor, It was with a sense of dumbfounded amazement that I read what to me was an unbelievable letter to the editor (Wednesday’s Herald-Zeitung) in which a reader took Allene Blaker to task for an imagined religious affront in her article last Sunday concerning New Braunfels people who wouldn’t be going to heaven. (Personally, I thought it was great. This young woman has talent.) The world would be a far better place with more fresh wit like Ms. Blaker’s and fewer of the humorless types who try to drag everyone else down to their overly serious, nit-picking level. Lighten up, you guys. My only criticism of her story is that she failed to go out of town and include Rush Limbaugh, TV evangelists, the entire state legislature, Phil Gramm, and all the rest of the U.S. Congress. Sincerely, John D. Luther New BraunfelsKervorkian Is no klllsr Dear Editor, I would like to challenge the definition of “killer” in relation to the recent editorial on Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and also defend his practices. Dr. Kevorkian’s clients seek him out and ask how to accomplish a specific end to their own pain. A true killer is a person who causes death with only self-interest in mind and has no regard as to the thoughts of the individual being killed. America is supposed to be about personal freedom—people being able to determine their own destiny as long as they don’t interfere with the personal rights of others. In a lot of reporting, the reporters make the victim of the tragic suffering seem like they had arrived at the decision of suicide on a whim, and given a day or two, they would have changed their mind. These people are seriously hurting! Adults should be given the benefit of the doubt since they have lived, and experienced life, and know in their minds as to what is tolerable to them and what is not. There were unimaginable mountains of anguish in each personal decision. They’re not trying to get their friends to do it. The other great tragedy is of course for those who still reside on earth and have to deal with the ugly aspects of dying. One group is those that agree with Mr. Lovelady’s position and feel the need to defend the law to the very last letter. They seem to make it more a matter of what they find offensive to themselves personally, than having true compassion for the victim. I will never understand why people can be so self-righteous as to believe their own opinions are paramount to the wills and wants of another person, when the subject only deals with that other person’s own life an no one else’s. Then there is the other sad minority who have supported die gut-wrenching decisions of the departed one, and now get a double dose of anguish from the ill-placed contempt of those who do not agree with their having gone along with the suicide. Dr. Kevorkian’s act is not wearing thin to those who believe in true human justice. This man helps many do what they cannot accomplish by themselves. Someone has to keep fighting. Sincerely, Jacqueline G. Merrill New BraunfelsKervorkian editorial played on emotion, not facts Dear Editor, Some editors at the Herald-Zeitung seem to have difficulty deciding whether they want to be evangelists or newspaper editors. In reference to Doug Loveday’s editorial, “Killer Kevorkian,” the editor should have his facts straight before writing an opinion. The young man that he referred to died at home with his mother at his side with the aid of a bottle of carbon monoxide. He did not die in a van with a hose hooked to the exhaust pipe as stated by Mr. Loveday. Neither the editor nor I have any way of knowing the pain, suffering and humiliation experienced by a person dying of a disease such as this. Perhaps we should therefore reserve judgment as to this man’s right to end his life. An opinion becomes less credible when it is based on emotions and not facts. Rogers Williams New BraunfelsSimmonds Is rn fins tsachsr, coach Dear Editor, Recently, the head football coach of New Braunfels High School resigned. He did not produce a “winner” last year but did fulfill the most important aspects of his job. As parents, we want a coach who will reinforce the instructions in discipline, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and teamwork that we teach our children at Understanding Alzheimer's Disease Bill Davis M.D. Neurologist May 25, 1995 7 p.m. Stiller Cltlim*' Center CSS linda Strut Maw Braunfels, Taiaa Rafraakraanti    Frat    literatim Prwldad Fria Far The Ceiaianalty By: Cliental Miner Cara Center BSI Miry. ai W. New Braenfela, Taal 711)0 Parke Bevil Pharmaeatlaali 210-625-7535 or 606-2244 Introducing Safe Sitter The Best Babysitter is a Safe Sitter! SAFE SITTER is a medically, accurate instruction series that teaches boys and girls ages ll to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. SAFE SITTERS learn: ‘Basic life-saving techniques ‘Safety precautions to prevent accidents ‘How and when to summon help ‘Tips on basic child care SAFE SITTER classes are available through McKenna Hospital on: May Slat and June let 9:00AM to 3:00PM each day A fee of $40.00 covers the two day program. Call 606-9111 Ext 440 to ragiator. Certified Instructors: home. We want a coach who will represent our community with honor and dignity. One who teaches values that his players will utilize throughout their lives. A coach whose lifestyle matches his teachings. A man who can graciously accept defeat at the hands of a superior opponent as well as savor victory knowing that no one person is ever responsible for a team’s success. Someone who teaches that duty, selfsacrifice, and personal responsibility are essential to real success and that faith in God is the foundation on which character is built. Some say that football is more than a game and they are right! It is a microcosm of life, as are all sports. A young 4 student/athlete can learn and apply valuable life skills on the field of competition. This is why we encourage and support scholastic sports...because it educates, no more andjio less, lf the main purpose of football is to win championships then we must change the rhetoric of teaching values and get down to the business of winning at all costs. We are either building character in young athletes or we are not. As a father of young kids who will one day be Unicorns, I am much more concerned about values than season records. Coach Lew Simmonds was more concerned about the “kids” than anything else. Sincerely, Randy Sims New Braunfels The Herald-Zeitung welcomes your opinions. Send letters to the editor to: Herald-Zeitung Letters 707 Landa St New Braunfels, TX 7H130 Or fax letters to 625-1224. Include your name, address and a daytime telephone number. The Herald-Zeitung does not print anonymous letters. Limit letters to 500 words. Writes who have not had a letter published in the last month receive preference.\W7 rn O', IJs    ct'?-' Historic Gruene (210) 609-1613SILVER STAR SALEMay 11th thru 29th L. D. Burke Furniture • Candlesticks * Lighting & Dinnerware * Cat Dolls * Tanned Leather Frames • Antique Books * Bears * Cowboy and Western Accessories * Boot Lamp • Pig Dolls * Primitive Mexican Comodas • Shaving Mirror • Early Texas Tables • Horseshoe Candelabra • Bronco Table * Spur Bookends • Kilim Tote Bags • Rabbit Dolls • Country Items • Texas Quilt Pillows and Much More! So much, we're putting some on our back porch for you to pick through. Lots of one of a kind items. The best part is the price. All items featured with a Silver Star are25% OFF WHEN YOU BRING THIS AD. The following comparison of residential rates charged by 14 electric utilities were compiled from statistics released by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The amounts shown are for 1000 kWh and include fuel and other related costs. In order that New Braunfels Utilities residential customers may compare their rates to other utilities, we have isled them with their ranking. Happy Ut Birthday Nieholae Zuniga Loom mom, dad A the Compot FamilyName of Utility 1000 Kilowatt Hours 12 Months Ending April 1995 April, 1995 Billing New Braunfels Utilities (I) 716.91 (I) 61.11 Southwestern Public Service Amarillo arca (2) 751.48 (2) 61.29 City Public Service Board San Antonio arca (3) 754.75 (3) 62.01 Bluebonnet Electric Co-op Giddings (4) 814.00 (4) 63.98 City of Austin (5) 826.72 (5) 68.54 GVEC (G-2, All electric rate) Gonzales (6) 851.84 (6) 73.07 GVEC (G-l, Residcntial-Farm Rate) Gonzales (7) 899.00 (8) 77.00 Pedcmalcs Electric Co-op Johnson City (8) 917.20 (12) 85.64 Gulf States Utilities Beaumont <*) 930. 0) 77.91 West Texas Utilities Abilene arca (IO) 950.37 (7) 73.54 Texas Utilities Electric Co. Dallas/Fort Worth area (H) 975.19 (IO) 79.70 Central Power & Light Corpus Christi area (12) 1,017.39 (13) 87.37 Houston Lighting & Power (13) 1,062.85 (ll) 81.73 El Paso Electric Company (14) 1,238.89 (14) 102.68 UCKLOAD I® Save Now through Memorial Weekend.wskl Hurry, While the truck is here! * 4:rn1 'BRONZE SILVER    GOLI Extra Firm Luxury Firm Pillow Top Twin m pc *99®* Full m.»c *129" Queen s>i ....*299“ King s« *399“ Twin m. pc *119“ Full ca. pc. *169“ Queen sm ....*399“ King s« *499" Sold in BM only Twine p«.....*1 49" Full pp pc .*209" Queen sm ....*499" King sm *599" Bb (K mattress & "PuttingNew Braunfels -t/. sleep store to sleep since 1928" 1439 Hwy. St W. New Braunfels, TX 7*130 (210) <2S-S513 ;