New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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I want to thank everyone who was a part of helping my husband on Friday, Sept. 21, at the football game. So many nurses, police and doctors came to our side until emergency medical technicians arrived.
Thanks to the fans for making room, giving up their seats and helping in every way they could.
We are so appreciative. New Braunfels is a grat place to be.
Lorraine Kennemer for Ken “He’s going to be fine!"
Today in History
By The Associated Press
Tbday is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2001. There are HO days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
rfWenty years ago, on Oct. 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by extremists while reviewing a military parade.
On this date:
In 1884, the Naval War College was established in Newport, Rd.
In 1889, the Moulin Rouge in Paris first opened its doors to the public.
In 1891, Charles Stewart Parnell, the “Uncrowned King of Ireland,” died in Brighton, England.
In 1927, the era of talking pictiiTbs arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer,” a movie that featured both silent and sound-synehro-Contact 'Em
In 1939, in an address to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler denied having any intention of war against France and Britain.
In 1949, President Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act, totaling $1.3 billion in military aid to NATO countries.
In 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yoni Kippur holiday.
In 1976, in his second debate with Jimmy Carter, President Ford asserted there was “no Soviet domination of eastern Europe.” (Ford later conceded he’d misspoken.)
In 1983, Cardinal Terence Cooke, the spiritual head of the Archdiocese of New York, 'died at age 62.
In 1989, actress Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, at age 81.NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL
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Letters To The EditorCanyon Lake needs new high school
I see things differently than Comal Independent School District trustee John Bertelsen (Times Guardian, letter dated Aug. 15)
The majority of Canyon Lake voters/citizens are seniors/retirees having no kids affiliated with CISD.
They didn’t want the last bond to pass for tax reasons. But the onslaught of younger families with kids into the Canyon Lake area is drastically diluting this senior/retiree population and will fill the new Canyon Lake high school, elementary and even a new middle school to a future overflowing capacity similar to SVHS, which started off small.
The 1997 bond failed because the voters believed the new high school would be built in Bulverde instead of Canyon Lake, outraging Canyon Lake voters, who felt shafted by the board.
Proposition No. 3 is not needed. Proposition No. 2 was explained many times before the vote. Voters wanted and needed the new high school near Farm-to-Market Road 484 and FM 306. They are getting what they want and need. No re-vote is needed. By 2013, Bulverde will then need and get a new high school.
Four trustees, two superintendents and a hired tax-paid consultant say we need the new Canyon Lake high school. I agree.
I can’t believe a board trustee still wants SVHS students/faculty/staff to continue squirming like maggots at overcrowed SVHS while he awaits a re-vote two years down the road. Or, is his secret agenda to deliberately create opposition and hostile diversity on the board to further his political ambitions, write a book or publish a newspaper? Ixioks suspicious to me.
Ground breaking is scheduled for 2002 with occupancy in 2004. The votes are in. This is not Florida. It’s time to build.
Jerry E. Daugherty Spring BranchLet us work together for America
Not since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, have I seen such unity of purpose and patriotism! Let’s not lose our enthusiasm
for doing our utmost to eradicate the serious threat of terrorism — that old saying, “eternal vigilance is the price of freedom” was never truer. Let’s all — Democrat, Republican and Independents; children, parents and grandparents — work together and combine our efforts to overcome this danger. It is an attempt to wipe out the very freedom of choice that makes America unique among nations. Persons who have been to “Ground Zero” say it is not possible to imagine the horror and devastation of this terrible act born of hatred. Go to church, pray, hug your family members and work with your neighbors — it will help us all to get through this terrible time. Don’t ever forget that much blood has been shed to give us these privileges and give meaning to our flag “Old Glory.” God has truly blessed America; let’s give him reason to continue!
Frances Shannon Spring Branch
Camp Comal deal will hurt local family
In reference to your story on Sept.
16 regarding the council going into “closed” session to discuss a wastewater treatment plant and Camp Comal: I first want to say that someone’s lack of responsibility in mentioning names to the press without even considering notifying the party involved is unbelievable. I don’t know whether it was the reporter’s lack of professional integrity to get the story right (he did not even spell the name correctly).
This is a family being displaced in this action and they got to read about it in the newspaper!
I don’t think I read anywhere in this article what it it took to make this property what it is. The Findleys took a property waist high in weeds, house with windows all broken and electrical utilities condemned by the city and envisioned the perfect environment to raise a family and turned it into a beautiful home. They have worked so many long, hard hours and sacrificed so much during the past eight years and endured living in the home throughout an extensive remodel and update (just barely a year ago).
Is a “ballfield” or “wastewater plant” worth putting this family in this situtation? There is no amount of money that can replace what these
people have built for themselves and their kids, but the city decided in closed door session that this was the right thing to do. I hope they are proud of themselves.
Janice Allen New BraunfelsFlying insecurities reveal new reality
To the Editor:
As a veteran business traveler who flies weekly, I finally faced the reality of having to get back on an airplane recently. Given the fact that the airlines are in such trouble, I considered it my patriotic duty to get back into the sky as soon as possible. What a sad experience. After going through the increased scrutiny at the security checkpoint, I walked into a terminal filled with extremely nervous business travelers. Like myself, these folks absolutely must fly to perform their jobs. Their faces, along with the flight crews’, said exactly what I was thinking — it was only dumb luck that kept vc, o*I c ’ the ill-fated flights.
While I don’t wan to srihre anyone, I would like people to know that even with the current level of increased security, it is still possible to get a knife of some sort on a plane. I won’t go into the details for obvious reasons, but I was allowed to pass through a checkpoint at a large airport with much more metal on my person than a lousy box cutter. The metal detector didn’t make a sound. All this security is designed to give people a sense of security, but until I see a meaningful solution like impenetrable cockpit doors and sky marshals, my family is staying out of the air. It’s just not worth the risk. Having troops in the airport might make people feel more secure, but it’s after the door to the plane is closed that we need the most protection.
While I know that it’s not politically correct to do racial profiling, you can be sure that everyone who is flying right now is scanning his or her flight for young males who look remotely Middle Eastern. While it’s sad that this is occurring, we really have no other alternative at this point. Let’s hope that the government and airlines can restore trust in the system quickly and give our lawabiding citizens of all races the confidence to fly again.
Duane Neel New BraunfelsAmerica reacts to tragic events of Sept. ll, 2001
On Sept. ll, our lives were changed irrevocably. We woke up that morning thinking everything was fine, and Jill was good. Now it is a day that none of us will forget, a day where each of us will remember exactly where we wen* when we heard our nation had been attacked and our freedom had been assaulted.
The American spirit was, is and always will bi* alive and well.
That fateful day and in the days following it, individuals and the nation as a whole rose to the occasion, met the crisis head on, came together to rescue fellow citizens and showed a united front to those who an* trying to intimidate us.
We are all in this together. Stunned, we witnessed the destruction of innocent people and
American landmarks. While we are horrified, we are gaining new strength from our American spirit and our American unity.
We must protect America and Americans - and we're taking the first steps. Naturally, the first step is to help the vict ims; to try to get our arms around the unimaginable event. As we have shown time and time again in the last weeks though, we're* a generous and resilient nation, and this first step is being addressed with
the full force of our determination.
Ronald Reagan said, “No crisis is beyond the capacity of our people to solve; no challenge too great." We will prove that to be true. Already we are being touched and inspired by the actions of ordinary people rising to the extraordinary circumstances and showing true heroism.
Those brave firefighters, policemen and other emergency personnel who rushed to the scenes of disaster, those who flooded the Red Cross with donations of blood, money and time, those who have simply offered a kind word and an outstretched hand - they are all heioes.
So are the law enforcement agencies, which have done a phenomenal job investigating what
needs to be done to ensure the protect ion of American citizens. From the FBI to the FAA, our government is working round-the-clock to institute new security measures and capture those responsible*. Meanwhile, the President has done a great job of working to build a coalition with nations around the world, and firmly stating that we will not allow terrorist activities to go unanswered.
We will, I want to make clear, retaliate. We will not retaliate in anger, but we will retaliate. We will do so to stop future acts of terrorism.
Ut those who did this and to those who support them: We will never back down. We will never flinch in the surety of our response. Protect ing freedom
transcends all other of our duties.
America is great, because we are good, and we have a spirit that will not die. We have shown this time and again in crisis.
From the Greatest Generation of World War II to those who are answering the call today, we are going to prove that we are up to the challenge.
Our enduring democracy is the greatest government on the face of the earth built by the greatest people on the face of the earth -and we will survive. We will rebuild. We will keep burning bright the torch of freedom that was passed to us by our ancestors, and we will pass it on with a firm hand to those who come after us. God Bless America!
(Kay Bailey Hutchison represents Thoas in the U.S. Senate.)