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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions dave KRAMER, Editor and I'ublisher WANDA LASATER, Acting Managing Editor Page 4A Wednesday November 11,1987 Forum LETTER POLICY The Herald-Zeitung welcomes correspondence All letters should be sign ed and include an address or telephone number The newspaper reserves the right to edit Letters should be sent to Forum, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. P O Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328, or brought to our offices at 707 Landa. Country must have balanced budget Dear Editor: The recent heavy stock market losses may be a blessing rn disguise They may stir the base (silent majority of Americans into action and get them to contact their elected leaders in Washington and let them know that they want our leaders to repair our economic system before it breaks down The American people remember what happened when the politicians completely lost control of the German federal budget in the 1920's which resulted in ending up printing money so fast that German money became absolutely worthless According to information supplied by the National Taxpayers I’mon, the above information was stated in addition that last year s federal deficit again exceeded $2uo billion adding to a national debt now approaching S3tnllion Thats $3.OOO,OOO, The moral question is very clear Do we continue stealing from our children0 That s what the big spending politicians to spend money that the> expect the next generation to pay back they are stealing from our children This is unjust it is irresponsible, and it is immoral Right now it’s like each member of Congress has a credit card with unlimited borrowing power and the taxpayer — that’s you and me. must pay the bill The only way to stop that nonesense is with a const it u tional amendment a balanced budget Constitutional amendment Our economic survival and that of our children depends on immediately mobilizing millions of our fellow citizens to force the Congress to finally pass the Balanced Budget Amendment Sincerely, George E Nowotny Reader wants better TV listings Dear Editor: I have recently moved to New Braunfels area In regards to the Cl ty I find it vers nice. the people are friendly, the town is well kept and I like it very much The paper is my only complaint the TV section to be exact The late night programs are not correct To get a correct listing I have to purchase a San Antonio Light which I normally would not have to do I’m just curious to know if there is a reason for this Thank you, Linda M Dudik Survey spotlights sharp differences between regions WASHINGTON AP Midwesterners are likely to oppose aid to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. New Fnglanders are in dined to favor more farm aid. Southerners are riled at the thought of higher taxes, and if you work for the government don’t expect a lot of respect from Rocky Mountain residents These are among the findings of a sun. es conducted bx The Gallup Organization for Times Mirror Co , which turned up sharp differences of opinion from one region of the Cnited States to another The survey, billed as the ■ most exhaustive study of the American electorate ever undertaken ex ptores the personal social and economic values that make the American people tick politically The results were based on inter views with 4.244 people last April and May overall findings were released on Sept to, and a regional breakdown of the results was issued today New England a key region in presidential politics because of its early presidential primaries -tends to be liberal on economic and social issuer and concerned about protecting the env ironment, the survey says The region is also characterized by a "general lack of religiousness.’ it said Although the New England economy is less agriculture dependent than some other parts of the country, residents strongly favor increased aid to farmers and generally support increased funding for social programs according to the study The South wa* rated the most religious part of the country The survey generally reported conservative social attitudes and "militant anti communism" in the region as well "The Bible Belt is real not just a political saying," the survey said The Southeast states - Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia. Florida Kentucky, Tennessee. Alabama and Mississippi -were called the least tolerant of differing views And the Southwest -Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma was described as the most opposed to tax increases and to government social programs People sn the Rocky Mountain aa'es Montana Arizona Colorado Idaho Wyoming, Utah Ney ada arid New Mexico - hold eitmmeiy strong anti government att#ode* and are most likely to Ca vor die death penalty the survey MV* Ik W V* //j I    .-IV >a ,i rS THAT THE AMERICAN . f/#f/T(,    ii- DOLLAR DAD? u '    ' Kilt'J' I mm'1 U *fr M ) • ,f I rflf i ' I ; I ’ i Mil- i; IS THERE A WAY THAT WE CAM HELPJl >4 DAD? M CT i Pa- I "in/ . i. /'.IU |    » ’ ' Nil- An • 5 r I l/>- t rn * I ’ Mike RovkoTV commercials not viewer friendly Forty percent of the people in the region ranked themselves as highest on the scale of anti government at titudes. compared with a 24 percent national average, the survey said Kighty-three percent favor the death penalty, while nationally 72 percent support capital punishment The region designated by the survey as West Central including the Midwestern states of Iowa Missouri Wisconsin Minnesota North and South Dakota Nebraska and Kansas - is described as low on support for Contra aid with 65 percent saying it should be decreas ed Generally , the area is characterized by “non interventionist attitudes on foreign policy, the survey said Interestingly enough residents of this Farm Belt area do not favor increased government aid to farmers in greater proportions than the national public does the survey said People in the Middle Atlantic region — New York Pennsylvania. Delaware. New Jersey Maryland. West Virginia and the District of Columbia — "differ most from na tional norms in their highly positive view of government and their pix* interventionist stance on achieving social justice, the survey said The Pacific states, California, oregon. Washington. Hawaii and Alaska, tend lo be more progressive on issues in which they differ from the national average, the survey said (>nce in a while I develop a deep hatred for certain T\ commercials usually be* alike they re loud or moronic But now I ve found one to hale because it makes me feel stupid and tnfeior And whil«- I might indeed be stupid and inferior I don t need a TV commercial to tell me so That > why I have a wif«* You may have seen this commercial on T\ or heard it on the radio It is for Wang computers The commercials aren’t loud or raucous or si! Iv Just the opposite One man quietly talks to another (Juiet but also smug superior and -**lf satisfied What he says is something like this I was giving a seminar on network manage ment making >NA work without IBM Anyway the room was filled with MIS guys who didn t believe it could happen so I showed them it tuts happened with one of the biggest SNA networks in the world No IBM mainframe no IBM con trollers no IBM screens on the desk What s there instead'’ In the center five IBM s look alike mainframes and a Wang Vs "Plus a VS computer at each node hundreds of them and thousands of our work stations covering the whole country One network And tile whole thing the entire network managed by a Wang VS "And blink blink, blink. I could practically see the lightbuibs go on over their heads " He's snickering when he finished like wow isn t he smart, isnt he clever didn t he show those MIS guys something And I'm sitting there in my living room grin ding my choppers because I don t have the slightest idea what the fleck this wise guy is talk mg about I don t claim to always understand what poo pie tell me I can be easily confused by a lawyer a doctor, a tax accountant or the president Dur mg the recent stock market turmoil. I read or mon is had to em And Im* s * w bdl w as ie his monrv listened to what more than loo et "av and I understood on.\ air of I the one who said that he didn t tux going on either and was going to h in his fishing (mix But I don t expect to tx* made t** fed stupid bv A television commercia lf anvilling TA con merctals are supposed to make us (rd superior since they are intended to be understood by anyone who has a brain larger than a golf ba,. They are also intends? to make us buy thing-except for those pious publu serv ice roomier dais that have the effrontery to en. outage us to iive clean lives Well I have news (or Mr Wang 'bere is r> way I will buy one of his lomputers if hr is going to make me feel too dumb to even plug it n since I m too stubborn to turn oft my IV se* when this commercial tomes or I des Hied to find out what th** pompous puns is jabbering about But be* ause I aas afraid that I d feel own dumber if I didn t understand the explanation I asked my assistant who got good grade- in col lege lo ask the Wang people or their advertising agency what’s going over my empty head She called Wang and gave me this report which I will share with other computer illiterates "i»K SNA means Systems Network An hilts lure which is a system that brings networks of computers togetiier so tiiey speak to ea> f outer MIS means Management Information >v stern-* Those are corporate guys who t>uy computers and run information systems \ > is W ang s main departmental level computers \r»d a notie is I know what a node is A node is a skinny geek who wears thick glasses and bas a runny nos* and got an A in calculus ‘ No a node is one group of people working un their own departmental processings such as per sonnet accounts law and so on That s all that a node deserves the cteep b Net w< [uniter oft stalk* beans '.he one corpu W I thei : tin vrr and e lee lr dvert I agent v do it CH guy I I he test i- kin* desk top computer that link- ail the c together Well ahs didn t they so their commercial just say th**-* corporate guys *(*• bt showed them how we * an gi work*- and nor t blow a 'us* down in a dark bu sr ment or could understand that Ms assist un! said The j that made this ad explained fruit T purpose Why Ti*** me feel stupid sort ut Here s what the .id aget It s lei tux* t alibi* People lr. th* dustrv and in particular people in management information ay items that x MD win tinders land the lingo and ihev rather expr* t it from < (imputer sales •; ic I here is aw attitude ii I) a bit of bravado That % intended un >ur purl because many buyers expet t sales jxnj ie to have a tittie tnt ol thai haughty manner It x not It s excessive It s showing a little bd of pride in their exjw-rtis** Thr pride anne- from knowing the industry an in ’.us'j , mg too malty people wftohuv the equipment expect lf,at I fir) exp*** t sa lr- i«enpie to have pret tsr km>w .edg* OI lf ie equipment and the industry I’eop.r who art involved in that tndustrv understand tm full meaning of Hie language and feel acc ustomed to it Wang * ad agency said that lechnu babb.e Attitudinal Iv A bit of bravad*.* Haughty man ner° Hight I lien I ll ted you this old man Wang was pretty luckv hr went into the computer busim-sk Why0' Because if hi* tried thai pitch selling eggroils. he d br w aahing dishes Herald-Zeitung Published Sunday mommy, Tut *tiny. it , tint ufo y lhur*do y tim! pndoy afternoons by Ney Braunfels H> raid Zeitu ny. 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WASHINGTON <AP- Imagine juggling SOU RSVPs Or being stuck at Chicago s O’Hare airport while the clock ticks down on an impor tam speech your boss is going to give For people like Jean Diemunsch, Richard Sullivan and Gretchen Rasper these nightmares are day tmday realities They’re people who keep track of where presidential candidates are supposed to be at any given time with an emphasis on the word "sup posed ” On a moment's notice - which is what they generally get - these campaign schedulers can yank open their anxiety closet, rummage around a bit and come up with memories that give them clammy palms He was stuck on the ground for hours in a plane at () Hare says Sulliv an who helps put together times and places for Rep Richard Gephardt, I) Mo "And once we forgot about the time difference bet ween EJ Paso and the rest of Texas ’* "You realize people want him in two places at the same time ’ says Rasper an assistant scheduler for Rep Jack Kemp, HSV "Or more than two " "I wake up in the middle of Hie night and wonder if fie got there ail right." says Diemunsch who works for former Gov Bruce Babbitt of Arizona, a Democrat And on time " Theoretically, the candidate s schedule is mapped out weeks or even months in advance But changes have a way of happening at th*- last moment Arui when thry do they can set off the dreaded domino effect late for one event, late for a dozen events F.ven without last minute glitches tong term scheduling is difficult The schedulers are confronted dally with conflicting demands At any time says Rasper of the Kemp campaign there are boo rn boo pen ding invitations Ami they ail need answering There are tricks of the trade ami schedulers learn them fast Diemunsch says she knows the backroad routes to tiny towns in New Hampshire she hadji t heard of a few months ago Hut none of the scfteduier* ex peel* things wU) get cakier as they go aking ;