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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions dave KRAMER, Editor and Publisher JIM W E B R E, Managing Editor Page 4    Herald-Zeitung. New Braunfels. Texas      f    riday.    October    9.    1987 Editorial Newspaper Carriers Day is Saturday Saturday is International Newspaper Carrier Day, and. of course, we're proud to recognize the people who deliver your Herald Zeitung. 'rile newspaper, this one or any other, is one of the means that allows you. the readership, to know what goes on in your community from civic club meetings to bond issues, from tragedy to philanthropy But without people interested in these and other events there wouldn’t be newspapers for there would be no reason to have them. The same is true for any business customers are the reason for existence. But few other private enterprises are in business to. at times, relate facts and actions that make customers angry. Or sad. Or critical of the institutions that we create to serve us As an aside, the ownership of this newspaper, in conjunction with other newspapers around the state, supports the work of The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, a non profit consortium of newspapers and media serving to keep the public’s business conducted in public. Someone once said the best story in the world isn t worth a hoot if you don't get it out. From the front counter at 707 Lancia Street to your home or business by carrier delivery, we try fodo just that. OKAY. JIM EXPLANATION. THE. REFLAGGING OF KUWAITI SHIPS IS NOT ABOUT KUWAIT. Its ABOUT SHIPPING. \ J A NOT IRAN AS A COUNTPV; IT HAS TD DO WITH SAUDI ARABIA. THOUGH NOT SAUDI ARABIA AS SUCH, BUT CERTAIN GEOPOLITICAL FORCES. WELL, MOT SHIPPING exactly. ITS ABOUT IPAQ. NOT IPAQ PER SE., MORE PRECISELY IRAN. CONCERNING ISRAEL. not to nation BAHRA'M, WHICH I WONT. WRE. PARTICULARLY the SOVIET UNION. vs A VIS SYRIA. Forum •er- . Interna J reliable after very .presses its accusation' Death penalty problems I >ear Editor When I visited the exhibition organized by Amnesty International the worldwide human rights organization in the “Sparkasse in Braunfels Germany1 recently I was once again confronted with the serious problems caused by the death penalty in the I SA Even though reports of executions rn your country are given here in Germany whenever they occur, there are hardly any reports cont Ring the actual social and legal oackground of the people concerned As i consider Amnesty Clonal a very serious an< organization winch only careful investigations concerns. I believe that by Amnesty International should be taken quite seriously For Amnesty International is ut the opinion that in the United States in reality there is no equality before the law Poverty, color and the place of residence play a decisive role in the probability of tieing sentenced to death Statistical researches in T torida and Texas lead to the conclusion that for example. the probability of being sentenced to death for black people in Texas who have murdered white people is six times higher than for white people for the same crime In 28 American states even children arni juveniles can ne sentenced to death All these death sentences con tradict agreed international treaties and safeguards. In accordance with the “Universal Declaration of Human Hights.“ there is a worldwide tendency to abolish death penalty Since 1973, at least one state per year has abolished the death penally Since 1973. only one-of the 21 member states of the European < Council executed death sentences namely Turkey where the last execution took place in 19H4 Many people in your country consider the death penalty necessary for the fear of capital crimes I arn iwwever. convinced that this group of persons will reduce considerably is soon as there is more and detailed public information regarding death penalty It has shown that in countries which have abolished the death penalty, the murder rate did not raise In several states, for in stance, Canada, the murder rate even dropp<xi Sincerely. Birgit Koch West herman} Drowning story an accurate account Dear editor. He Your story regarding the Ca nyon Lake drow ning on Wednesday Sept to, 1987 Your Mr Travis Hoi mg. Beryl Clark and David May should be commended for very ac curate writing and reporting The photography affixed should serve to apprise people of the sincere efforts and dedication of the Coma! County Peace Officers, Texas Harks and Wildlife, and Corps of Engineers personnel It is a prix liege to road a story that is entirely accurate Howard A Smith Justice of the Hence Precinct 4. Comal County Packed house gets fresh start in clinic Dear editor Thank you for the support and publicity you gave for the American Cancer Society s Frosh Start t^uit Smoking Clinics on (let ti we had a full house of smokers anxious to get a fresh start in life as a non >moKer Thanks to your published stories about the clinic, manx people will now lead healthier and longer lives Also hats off to Don Ferguson anti KGNB KNBT Kadio for getting the word out I would also like to thank the merchants in town who allowed us to put posters in their places of business We will be starting another clinic Get 27 There are four sessions over two weeks For details, puffers can call 625-9111. extension 198 The clinic is held at Dittlinger Memorial Library and is absolutely free, as a public service of the American Cancer Society This is but one of the manx ser vices offered by the Comal I nit of the American Cancer Society Anyone interested in learning more about their programs can contact Dana Riedel, president of the Comal I nit at the number given above Sincerely. Mike \eman Fresh Start Facilitator Herald-Zritung W lignin Ai tuny ai. I AIU KHA MFB fur ami Publisher JIM Wk BBT dannyny Kditor •HA JI I A WHI \ t I AMU III IT KH Advertising Shinny* H* raid Antu. i JHIS1 ISH A . u lira ani tis tuesday, Thursday aud Friday ' la da St., or PO. JI ran *r and ( ta, s fa,May* paid by \eu MKH YI Met A MP HF I I Classified Shinny* r (A BOI AVF BY Ct ira Aa bon Manager HAUG IE TO MB ABDO t om txjsition Fur* man P , I s Kl BKT s roo rn For* man th re* r -ieht try rn tarnal, (i undid up*, Hays, Blanco and Kendall counties  ,ntk$, SWH, six months, $17 DO; i*n* y* ar, SAA Senior ('linens f/tsct/unf tamer lith try only> six months, $li KO, on* y*ar, $27,00 Mail ,1* Iii try outs <1* Comal County, in Texas thr** months. SHIM), six months, $st, on* e ar, SSO Mad outside Ceras. six months, SU, on* year, $70. lf you. hat* not r* e* i' i ii your neuspajnr by 5 SO p rn Tuesday through friday, or by ? to am Sunday, tall 635 9He or HAH POH) by 7pm and ll a rn., i * sjh cli ct ly Postmaster Send addr* *$ changes to P Q. Prun er SUSAK, .bleu Braunfels, Texas 78131 ISH ANO AN ARRAY OF PRIVATE ASSURANCES SO complex I ve. delegated THEM to LOW-UVU NATIONAL SECURiTy PERSONNEL WITH IMPLICIT INSTRUCTIONS NOT TO TELL ME ABOUT THEM AL WHY ARE You looking AT ME LIKE THAT THEY DIDN'T REALLY WANT AN EXPLANATION'. \ , \«t JVS! Oil ^*TCHiM> , VOvk SivcUE, vet V WZ^MJLPCLSSIO^ Friends for Rivers Two decades off problems along the river For approximately 20 years a problem has plagued Comal County and has been costing the taxpayers money This is the first in a series of articles which will give a history of the problems and also the attempts to rectify these problems The problems of littering misbehavior drunkenness and drug abuse on River Road and the Guadalupe River seem to he insoluble until recently to the various study groups wtio at tempted to find solutions In addition some groups were concerned with development along the river and the' pollution and despoilment that overuse and overdevelop merit would bring Some of the studies were done bx people (rom outside the county and others were done by citizens of Comal County The first effort made to find a solution was a study done by people from outside Comal County The study published bx the Texas Harks and Wildlife Department was titled “Hathwaxs and Haddiewaxs 'Hathwaxs anil Haddleways was a trails anc! scenic waterways feasibility study which recon mended that the Texas Harks arui Wildlife IVepartment acquire Ow* at andoned railroad lei ween Comfort and latin Springs for use as a hike bike and horseback trail In addition it was recommends! that the > should designate a 22 > mile section of the Guadalupe starting in Kendall County and er ding at Rebecca Creek i Tossing rn Comal * as a scenic river and parkway \ parte bv* easement Jon to mm f»t»r un either hank of it river, was to tie obtained through im g t »t» with individual landowners Relatively Min areas along the more unique bluff format lo? were to tie acquired tty easement or t>\ pun I for use by the waterway recreational Five campgrounds were to tx* purchased ' of the more scenic water.ills was to t* pur. t de eil arw! protective easements were to be obtained on With banks of three of live larger . reeks whkh drain into thr Guadalupe River The final recoinmendation was that legislation tx1 passel giving Texas Harks arni Wildlife thr authority to regulate the numtier of rex real tonal users of thr waterway in ortler that tile cam pgrounds and river banks with their native plants ars! animal life tx- protected from abuse by uncontrolled numbers of rec real kinisls Despite the recommendations to the legislature the attempt to establish a waterway was not successful because of opposition in l orn a1 aru! Kendall counties ll was led mat tm* granting of easements and establishment of parks along the river riot univ would ileprive owners of the use of their land but would encourage illegal entry into private property tin* starting of wildfires and littering Analysis Coping with Iran a drawn out affair for II.S. George Shultz isn t the but Tehran is giving the An AP News Analysis By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON AH sort who would admit it. Secretary of State and the entire Reagan ad ministration fits Every time Shultz gels ready to call on the I N Security Council to slap a worldwide arms embargo on Iran, the folks in Tehran maneuver to sidestep the sanctions with intriguing hints that it is about to accept a cease fire in the Her sian Gulf war The point of an arms embargo would tie to force Iran to comply with the cease fire ordered July ‘20 by the security council to stop the 7-year old war and set the stage for peace talks bet wetm Iran and Iraq The maneuvering makes the United States look a little awkward and out of step with the other big powers Shultz, as well as Hresident Reagan have set deadlines only to retreat because Iran has managed to persuade the Soviet Union and China, whose support for sanctions is essential, that in time the cease fire will be observed Ten days ago. in a high profile speech to the U N General Assembly, the president gave Iran 24 flours to "clearly and unequivocally” accept the cease fire or face an arms embargo Referring to the speech Iranian Hresident All Khamenei was to deliver the next day, Reagan said if the answer were negative, the council “has no choice but rapidly to adopt enforcement measures ” The answer was more negative than positive But the United States did not follow through with its threat to move for sanctions in the council It is giving Secretary General Javier Perez tie Cuellar more time to cajole th*' Iranians into lay mg down their arms Iraq. frustrated by Iranian vacillation, has resumed the “tanker war ’ in the gulf after a self imposed moratorium Tensions ami tile risk of a wider conflict involving I S naval forces remain high Shultz has spent nearly two weeks at the United Nations in New York where he has maile enforcement of th** cease fire one of his top priorities He remains confident the Soviets and China ultimately will support the C S position But the war rages on Meantime, Shultz is returning to VVashington for more frustration over Iran He has to help Reagan decide whether to try to reverse the sharp inc rease in Iranian oil sales here with a U S embargo Imports of Iranian oil totaled $819 million through July, the Commerce Department said this week That’s an increase of nearly To per cent over all of 1986 when Americans bought $498 million worth of Iranian oil Iran depends on oil sales to finance its pur chase of weapons from a variety of sources in eluding China. Bulgaria North Korea and the black market - the very same arms Shultz would like to cut off The issue is on the agenda for the National Security Council meeting Monday at the White House But there may be no decision Reagan's advisers are divided The Pentagon supports sanctions hut there is no consensus at the State Department on what to do "Everybody is looking for something practical ami useful that will have an impact taut they are not sure the tiext way to go about it said als official who spoke only on condition of anonym! ty Trade embargoes don t generally work Wed like to get multilateral support hut we aren t go mg to get it Our friends and allies tem! to pick up Hie slack the official said And yet he added "nobody likes to put money in Iran s coffers " shuitz s hesitation over economic sanctions is in contrast with his strong stand on an arms em bargo He simply is not sure an oil embargo would work lf the price is rigid and Iran has heavily dis counted its oil, Iranian oil will flow to other markets,* Assistant Secretary of State Richard W Murphy said recently There could be another reason for not cracking down on Iran despite its perennial presence on Hie State Department's terrorism list and its refusal to agree to a cease fire in the gulf Eight Americans remain hostage in lad) a non Some anti terrorism experts believe they are held by pro Iranian factions While the United States has ruled out negotia bons or deals for the hostages dosing all chan nets to Tehran might make it more difficult to secure their release Despite the many differences with Iran. U S policy remains geared to moderating Tehran's policies Shultz has made it dear he has no objections to communications between the two sides. That s one way to try to change policies, and It also could be a hedge against new opportunities for the Soviet Union to gain influence in Iran ;