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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas September OUR OPINION Fight terrorism but control debt We must be willing to fund the fight against terrorism to preserve our culture and But we must also keep make sure we do not pass an insurmountable debt to the next President Bush has asked Congress for billion to aid the fight against Congress should make it But not before the ubiqui tous gunsandbutter Although billion is the sum prescribed for keeping us we must ask Is it too much Too little Will hind sight be 2020 when the next attack comes No amount of money can ensure impregnable nor can we expect requests for more money to cease after this check is writ But we must demand that if guns be the order of the we trim the fat This nation cannot sustain continued tax cuts while increasing President Bush has made clear that the war on terrorism is far from it so is the We cannot reconcile a temporary deficit for an ongoing because neither will end So our message should we will spend whatever you think is long as we can pay for Value cannot be placed on human and Americans must be willing to spend whatever it takes to preserve our culture and the very tenets terrorists despise and would seek to But we must lay off the butter lest we pass on an insurmountable debt to our chil N HISTORY By the Associated Press Today is the 257th day of There are 108 days left in the Todays Highlight in History On Francis Scott Key wrote The StarSpangled Banner after witnessing the Bri tish bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of On this date In forces under Winfield Scott took control of Mexico In President McKinley died in of gunshot wounds inflicted by an Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded In modern dance pioneer Isadora Dun can died in when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her sports In Congress passed the Selective Service providing for the first peacetime draft in In a groundbreaking ceremony took place in New York at the site of the United Nations world In the Soviet space probe Luna II became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar In Mary Ann Fischer of gave birth to four girls and a the first surviv ing quintuplets in the United In the family drama series The Waltons premiered on In Princess Grace of formerly actress Grace died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day Ten years ago British tourist Gary Colley was shot and his female companion at a highway rest stop in Two suspects later received life sentences two others received lesser HeraldZeitung Serving Ncwfraunfel Olid Cowl since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1862 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957and printed in both German and English until 1958 Managing Editor News Editor Gary MaHfind Features Editor dfftnt Editor and Publisher Circulation Director DougToiiay Advertising Director I Business Manager Cirtifttiey Craig Putting LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LITTIKS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or Guest columns should be less than 500 words and must be accompanied by a Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to Will family heritage be buried under asphalt As I recall my fond memories of visiting grandparents at their small farm outside New Braun fels bring smiles and recollections of almost innumerable In this bucolic I learned about various farm as well as farm In anticipation of my parents built a new home on the same farm and have lived there since My who is recently had dreams of this small farm remain ing in the family for future genera with the present threat of my widowed mother faces the prospect of this dream being choked out by suburban devel In his noon broadcast Paul Harvey Americans are making some unerasable mistakes this is a sampling of the by Patristo and Rober the fifst Utina lymdteated columnist in the r ff litorial Pa0o editor of Tha Atlanta JourmrtConsttih g fluent cwnmeniMw on with Jim v atfrtfttfor A rrtagef ftmfly end social attorney who has been dubbed NaUw of the row in to Vx t to Marmalng Gary Maitland by one of Were going out into the rural countryside and planting acres and acres of houses and then filing lawsuits to evict neighboring farmers who were there Our hungry grandchildren are going to wonder why in the world we were so selfishly Many of the farms within the pro posed annexation have been in the same families for several genera and for 108 or more Agriculture is a way of life jt is a culture and relationship with the land and the It takes a special type of person to understand and appreciate this concept and to allow those who cherish it to remain Annexation of these agricultural areas is a step in the wrong Victoria Before take care of what you have I have been living in this town right at 40 and I have never seen it in such bad shape as it is And you want to add more to it Give us a break Whoever is run ning our town needs to learn that you have to take care of what you have before you go after Our streets are a mess and you want to add more What a To tell you the all the people who run this town care about are the not the local I give I hope that things change real and for the thing that helps the locals and not the People who live here dont have a fighting Maybe time will I Libby Schneider New Braunfels United Government PRESIDENT II George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20600 SENATE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fex 202 2240776 VMob Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 8023 Vantage Suite 460 San Antonio 78230 Telephone 210 3402885 Fex 210 3496973 JOHN CORNYN Russell Senate Courtyard 5 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fex 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2231 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 GOVERNOR Texas Government RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill Street New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6278820 WHILE AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Email address [email protected] STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address [email protected] JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702 Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 11s lingering message Hunt down those responsible DOUGTONEY Editor and Publisher Doug Toney wrote this column in 2001 after visiting the site of the World Trade Center about a month after the 11 NEW YORK As the wing dipped in the night it took a second to find the carnage that once had been the World Trade The sparsely occupied plane grew Through the planes one can see power ful spotlights illu minate a stillris ing pummel of A fit man in a shirt and tie and darkrimmed glasses looking out another window turns to look at His only words are This is my This is where Im The powerful image of the World Trade Center shadowing the skyline is fresh in my mind because I had just visited New York City in But the skyline of Man hattan is very Its nearly 11 on Friday night and the Newark Airport seems darker than I know that the next I will see the rubble from a much closer per Early Saturday with autumn leaves falling and the sun yet to break clear of the we leave my brother inlaws Hoboken home for Ground The fenced perimeter now stands within a couple of blocks of the We walk in from the and then walk along the east side of the Streets are blocked by guarded by police officers in their winter blue As you walk one is struck by the sheer immensity of the devastation and the recovery Your mind struggles to as if it cannot completely focus on the You look at the size of the damaged buildings nearby and try to count the stories to measure the but your mind seems almost incapable of doing the simple You begin to wonder if your mind is trying to protect letters and cards from around the world hang from the chainlink Among the messages are fliers with photos of missing On one such single page is a computerproduced photo of a Jeremy His freckled face looks too youthful to be employed at the World Trade He was wearing shorts and sitting on what appeared to be a stone fence in the coun His eyes and smile seemed so alive and I doubt if I will ever forget that photo Hundreds of such photos and stories are hanging from the The nearby church es have become staging areas to house and feed the recovery The small graveyards next to the churches remain covered in the destructions As you you can hear the grit grind between your shoes and the sidewalk The rubble appears to be eight or nine stories And when one considers that the rubble is several stories deep into the the vastness of this destruction begins to sink into your As we watch a crane pull up the air would rush in and smoke would bellow The acrid smell would intensi Workers can be seen adjust ing their The smell overtakes the ah and causes a claustrophobic urge to take shallow breaths until you can reach fresh As we began our walk back to the the smell I real ized that my thoughts of what I had just seen had been replac ed with my memories from the 1970s of burning buildings and charred bodies from when I was a young For oneparticularly horrific of four childrens charred bodies in a house will occasionally haunt as I walk away from Ground that sickening visual memory of that night is again in front of my as if it had just happened hours At I couldnt understand And then I It was the smell the smell from that night more than 20 years ago and the smell from the burning rubble at Ground Zero were the Ifs the unique smell of burn ing human I stopped and slowly turned to look back one final time toward the Those bastards were the only words I could No matter how long it takes and no matter where the trail we must hunt down and kill the people who are behind this terrible That1 s what I took away from Ground ;