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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Pngc 6A I October 2001 FORUM Contact Managing Kclitor Margaret Eclmonson at 6259144 NlAV HERALDZEITUNG New WHS founded 1852 New Hnmnfcls Ilenikl was fouiulcil The two papers merged in 1957 and primed in both Jerinan and Knglish until Doug Editor and Publisher Margaret Managing Editor Brian News Editor Editorial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The South on censorship The attacks in the have showed us that the democ racies of the which we often seek to may not he the safe havens of media freedom we Nothing exposed this as much as the reaction to an Arab satellite channel broadcasting from the tiny Gulf emirate of As the only channel with a bureau in lias been broadcasting tapes of the and televised statement by Osama bin Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the Emir of Qatar to instruct the station to tone down its coverage of And Tony Blair told British broadcasters to stop running unedited propaganda from bin Already the only news on the war on Afghanistan available to the greater part of the world comes via the We have to take their word that the pictures they spoonfeed us are indeed of bin Laden training Its not for us to question To do so is to be labeled While we support a war on media restrictions smack of a Thats why AlJazeeras contribution is so Egyptian on BushSharon Osama bin Laden is not the only one giving President George Bush a hard Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon has thrown down the gauntlet to the embat tled In the aftermath of 11 Bush has been keen to rally world support to his avowed campaign against But Sharon is unwilling to toe the In past Palestinians have been the target of a brutal Israeli clamp down which leaves no room for Bush to feel When the 11 attacks took Sharon deemed them a With the whole including the preoccupied with the he would have a full rein in bringing defiant Palestinians His calcula tiorissoon proved Washington said it was interested in seeing Palestinians and Israelis back at the negotiating Sharons disap pointment deepened when Bush declared his backing for the creation of a Palestinian A rash and ruthless Sharon is unhesitatingly spoiling Bushs relentless bids to focus the world efforts and resources on his sweeping and prolonged war against Today in History BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is the 298th day of There are 67 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On former Interior Secretary Albert Fall was convicted of accepting a bribe in connection with the Elk Hills Naval Oil Reserve in On this date In the frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian during the War of In the Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean In the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia foundered near the coast of Alaska nearly 400 people In peace talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict resumed in Panmunjom after 63 In ambassador Adlai Stevenson present ed photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the Security Separating fact from fiction America is engaged in a war against We have seen with our own eyes the destruction caused by And we have seen our military respond with air What America has not is the unseen threat biological The new weapon in this biological war is As I write the United States Congress is taking precautions to ensure the Capitol is safe and secure for Members and as well as the American people who visit Based on the this is a prudent Congress is a representa in the hearts and minds of American not a While the Capitol was my dis trict offices remained As we wage the war against it is imperative that we adapt quickly to new The key is to identify threats and respond imme diately with Contact Em LAMAR SMITH That is what we have done and must continue to The threats of the past few weeks have caused us ah1 to question our knowl edge of How is it spread How can it be treated What are the risks In order to separate fact from below is some information Congress has been given about Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a sporeforming bacteri umv As most farmers and ranchers Anthrax most commonly occurs in hoofed mammals but can also infect While dangerous and potentially Anthrax is not a communicable dis It cant be trans ferred from one person to And all forms of the disease are generally Anthrax organisms can cause skin gas trointestinal infection or pulmonary To cause the organ ism must be rubbed into broken or inhaled as a aerosolized For Anthrax to spread by the particles must be smaller than a red blood This requires techni cal skill and special equip ment to Even though inhalation of small particles can be life threat prompt recognition and treatment is It is also possible to be exposed to but not infected by That means that the spores may enter nasal passages or attach to clothing without causing the If you have further con visit the Centers for Disease Control CDC Web site at the Health and Human Services Web site at or cah1 the CDC at Lamar Smith represents District 21 in the House of Letters To The Annexation simpler in 70s Dear Editor I find this annexation process in New Braunfels most What 1 may have missed is whether the NBU is a nonprofit organization or a forprofit If it is would it be duly authorized to provide water and sewer at cost to customers as a nonprofit business What is a municipally owned entity of the city When I lived in New Braunfels in the we went through the annexa tion process on the outskirts of town and did not have as much input as these people are having about the ser things were pier back then Widen a road extend a water line Seems to body is making some serious money off this process and increasing the city coffers at the same e Melanie backing I Israels cruelties rf Dear Editor As a former resident of New Braunfels who likes to keep in I would like to commend the HeraldZeitung for printing the 10 Charley Reese article on the consequences of uncondition al support of I was recently in and there the newspapers reported that the Danish Red Cross announced that despite their long standing policy of because barbaric treatment of the Palestinians they had to protest that That barbaric conduct is carried out with the use of billions of dollars in aid and weapons provided by American Our government made us cobel ligerants in that Rudolph Meyer Horseshoe NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL 424 Castell New TX 78130 6082100 Email councill Mayor Stoney Williams 6082138 270 city hall 6297381 home 6252420 work Email [email protected] District 1 Sonia Mufioz 6082138 204 District 2 Larry Alexander 6091242 home District 3 Debbie Flume 6292496 District 4 Robert Kendrick 6431177 home District 5 Lee Rodriguez 6294901 work 6299156 home District 6 Juliet Watson 6205656 home COMAL COUNTY Danny Scheel New TX 78130 6205501 Fax 6082026 Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson 6205504 830 8992948 home Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin 6205509 home Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora 6205503 6069208 home Precinct 4 Commissioner Moe Schwab 6205508 830 9643400 home Woolsorters very old indeed Anthrax which at various times has been called splenic woolsorters disease and malignant pustule is one of the oldest animal diseases in recorded There are refer ences to it in the Bible and among the classical Greek and Roman Under natural it is chiefly a disease of grass eating animals and usually infects people handling the bones or carcasses of affected Those tidbits of information are from the good old Encyclopaedia always a good first stop when you are curious about anthrax even pro duced one great benefit for It was the first disease in which the cause was attrib uted to a specific French biologist CasimirJoseph Davaine discovered this in A Robert isolated CHARLEY REESE it in a pure culture in Another Louis found a bacterial vac cine effective against it in these discoveries led to the origin of modern sciences of bacteriology and Thats more good stuff from the Encyclopaedia And now for todays Unless you work for a politi cian or a media I wouldnt worry about handling your Whoever sent it to Senate Majority Leader Tom to NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and to American Media obviously has a small sup ply and is trying to get maxi mum publicity for very few In other they are not likely to waste it on us com mon who usually get sick and die with no At this nobody in offi cialdom knows if its connected to the terrorists involved in the 11 incidents or if there is any connection between the stuff mailed from Malaysia and the letters mailed from within the United Nor do the offi cials yet know the origin of the They dont know if they came from overseas or from one of several labs that regular ly work with the Genetic testing will likely provide answers in the near There are three types of anthrax infection in humans intestinal and Infections of the skin are usually easily cured with provided the infection is discov ered soon it can cause fatal blood The intestinal which comes from eating contaminated is almost always as is the lung Only quick admin istration of antibiotics can give you a chance to survive it in those two Despite where the infection takes it is the same dis and the causative agent spores is the Germ warfare as we call biological warfare is also a very old Mongol invaders often catapulted the bodies of plague victims over the walls of cities they were besieg In one such instance in the bacillus was carried in ships to where it became the Black which killed a third of the continents popula In the past only the Germans in World War I who infected some cavalry horses and American livestock destined for the Allies and us in the Korea War have been accused of using No evidence for use was ever Both we and the how did tremendous research in the and while it is banned by a 1972 nobody knows for sure what the real situation is in various countries in terms of production and stockpiles of infectious Welcome to the 21st The human race apparently con sists of very slow since no evil appeals to be too old to someone has enough spores to spray a large crowd whats going on now is aimed at publici ty and psychological not So ordinary folks like us shouldnt worry about Charley Reese is a syndicated JLL ;