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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 5, 1986, Galveston, Texas                                SPORTS SOVIETS LASH OUT AT CHARGES OF COVERUP DETAILS PAGE 3A BUCS UPHOLD TRADITION WITH TCIL TITLE DETAILS PAGE 1B SIX EXPLORERS WELCOMED AS HEROES DETAILS PAGE 7A VISIT OUR LOBBY DAILY9AM2PM FOR CDs NEW ACCOUNTS OR CALL 763656 FOR DETAILS InterFirst FDIC t cnor i LCI T FORDMAZDA TOYOTA ISUZU NO BETTER DEAL ANYWHERE VOL 144 No 25 Member Associated Press MONDAY MORNING MAY 5 1980 Texas Oldest Newspaper Daily 25c Sunday Y5C Missiles miss mark Terrorism is wei Staff Photo Crux May Fete dancers Third grade students from Trinity Episcopal School dance which was highlighted by the crowning of May Queen Ari Rose La Madre del Cordero during the May Fete celebration on and May King Mason Cagnola Preschool through Hfth Irade May 1 This was the 18th year the school has held the event students presented songs and dances during the celebration TOKYO APj President Reagan and six allied leaders weighed a summit statement Monday calling for concerted action against terrorism but allowing for nations to take unilateral action when neces sary They met as Japanese authorities investigated the firing of homemade missiles by anti summitsaboteurs During their first meetings together the 12th economic sum mit was dominated by non economic concerns terrorism and nuclear safety Aides drafted and agreed on a terrorism statement said Reagans spokesman Larry Speakes Such a statement was no foregone conclusion considering the opposition some European leaders expressed after last raid into Libya Another summit statement concerning the Soviet handling of the Cherbonyl nuclear accident last week was in the draft stage at the Akasaka Palace Aides worked overnight on the terrorism and nuclear statements as the leaders began their first full day of the 12th summit of western industrial nations Con cerning the terrorism statement Speakessaid I think the tone would be addressing the issue of terrorism in a very direct manner It would give the opportunity for the allies to work in a concerted manner to combat terorrism and at the same time it would not preclude unilateral action to combat ter rorism so its a balanced state ment its a good approach Were very pleased with The question of unilateral ac tion has long been a sticking point as the United States attempted to organize concerted action against terrorist targets such as Libya French leaders in particular have been leery of agreements which tied their hands Several hours before Reagan See SUMMIT Page 9A UTMED The battle lines are Private doctors attack UTMB plan as infringement on free enternrise ORABAUER ByPANDORA BAUER News Staff Writer GALVESTON With some issues opposing lines are verv clearly drawn University of Texas Medical Branch administrators say their new group practice plan UTMED is a simple attempt to make the best health care possible available to all Physicians unat tached to the medical branch call it a statesupported infringe ment on free enterprise Though in the making for more than three years UTMED was unveiled in response to Governor Mark Whites executive order calling for state employers to cut budgets by 13 percent accord ing to program director Dr James Guckian The economics of medicine are changing says the UTMB vicepresident for medical and professional affairs We dontparticularlylikeit but itsa Private physicians dont like it either Members of the Galveston County Medical Society have formed a special ad hoc committee to discuss the role of UTMB in the community1 seeking formal meetings with UT System repre sentatives and the UT board of regents A Statement of Concern From fhe Galveston County Private Medical submitted as formal opposition to UT MED charges that the longterm impact of UTMBs outreach program is tantamount to predatory While Guckian says There is obviously conflict whenever a new competitor enters the private physicians say the competition is only temporary Consumers would initially have more choices but the tax sub sidy provided through state funding would allow UTMED physicians to compete at prices significantly below the says the Statement of Concern Eventually private health care provi ders could be forced out of business Dr Ben Raimer a pediatrician in private practice and a past president of the GCMS says UTMB administrators have put the medical branch and the private health care community of Galveston Countyon a collision Dr Paul Cunningham who practices cardiology at St Marys Hospital says The entire private and personal care system that has served the community for over 100 years is in jeopardy as a result of UTMED Dr Harry Kelso senior member in a fivephysician internal medicine practice adds that the GCMS is not fighting to protect onlydoctors The citizens of Galveston Kelso says are being asked to bear the entire states responsibility in addressing UTMBs financial woes Local taxes are paid by private physicians not only on their of fices but on costly medical equipment that the state doesnt buv for us Kelso says UTMB pays no property taxes nor do about 40 percent of UTMB employees who reside off the he arid Raimer says another danger is the possible loss ofUTMB itself Physicians who chose UTMB as a means of continuing educa tion and research Raimer says may decide to go elsewhere if forced to see clinical patients that were not part of the original neal And if UTMB continues to recruit mainstream patients away Weather AREAFORECAST Partly cloudy through Tues day with highs iu the upper 70s and a low tonight near 70 GALVESTON BAY Southeast wind near 15 knots Bay waters slightly choppytochoppy BEACH WATER 75 degrees More Wea 2A Index Bulletin Police Texas A TV World Passing Parade Happy Birthday Robert Conner Bill Hightower Ezekiel Hitchcock Rudolph Smart Lanora Smith James Swinnea Donald Wilkinson James L Compton Becky Casares Alexis Bellamy Willie Mae Shed win Franklin Hardeman Raymond Williams Paul Lindell Brooks Ginger Boone Bill Hightower Pop Smart and James L Compton Anniversary Wishes to Tony and Janyce Blozinski Fred and Anita Castaneda and to Mr and Mrs George L Peterson Sr of Dickinson who have been married 41 years Reid Nelson of Galveston at tended Kangaroo Camp at Austin College in Sherman recently for preorientation for students admitted to the school for the upcoming aca demic year Ruby Shelter of Galveston is probably mighty proud of her grandson Jeffrey L Lovato who has completed one station unit training at the Army Infantry School in Fort Benn ing Ga A Army Private Jeffrey is the son of Donald See PASSING Page 9A In the News Mary Martin has been manager of the Galveston office of the Texas Employment Commission six of the 25 years she has been with the agency She was United Way campaign chairman in 1984 and now serves on its board of directors heading the public serv ice division for 1986 Chairman of the Community Resources Devel opment Committee and incoming president of the Pilot Club she is also active in Executive Career Women Business and Profes sional Women and other organiza tions She was interviewed by Betsy Webber News business edi tor Q What is the unemployment situation in Gaiveston County A Its not good Todd Shipyards has had to lay off 175 workers because of the near completion of the Navy contract They have one ship on sea trials and will be forced to lay off many others as soon as that ship is accepted Our files are filled with oilrelated workers Cooks stewards who worked the offshore rigs helicopter pilots and mechanics dispatchers salemen stock clerks and those who worked for mud pipe and tool suppliers captains and seamen who ran the boats Mary Martin discusses unemployment problem Mary Martin The governor has imposed a 13 percent cut on all stare agencies This has frozen hiring at UTMB Galvestons largest employer Construction is down The bright side is tourism and the north county should improve because of the Houston sprawl You see shopping centers develop ing A big mall even has done land clearing up at and Highway 45 There have been rumors for some time about an amusement park in that general area And that certainly should help with the employment Brown and Root is about to complete the controver sial Amoco plant and that should meansomejons Q The unemployment rate in Texas City has been considerably higher than in the rest of the coun ty I assume that world economics might have had some effect on that Can you teil us about those A The worlds oil glut has hit us However in not too long a time I would think that The cheaper gasoline prices at the pumps would certainly help tourism And as more and more gas is used up I would think refining would pick up resulting in a better situation for us Cher nobyl meitdown in Russia there certainly is a shortage of food ev erywhere and perhaps well be able to ship more grain and that will help the economy locally We need more foodrelated jobs in this area Lipton Tea is the one stable goodpaying industry around They regularly have about 245 on their payroll hoping the GAP people could bring about more foodrelated industry that should help Galveston County Q Speaking people who have been laid off when johs open in areas in which they do not have expertise do people have trouble shifting from one area of employ ment to another A If they stay here they do because the jobs that are open are primarily service related and dont begin to pay what the people are used to earning We in Galveston dont have a whole lot to offer by way of training we do have a person in our of fice who Q What does mean A Job Training Partnership Act He screens people who are disadvantaged financially and can enroll them sometimes in college courses at Galveston College Col lege of the Mainland and in Houston Houston has job clubs and more inlepth counseling than we areabie to offer locally Q What has done to try to help the job situation A A couple of weeks ago we realized that we had all these job orders and no applicants to fill them Many of the hotels and res See IN THE NEWS Page 5A   

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