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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas V General Manager HewldZrltiHtf Januiry 4 Editor Andy Rooney Forgetfulness comes very easy to me All four kids came home for the Christmas holidays and after theyd departed all we had left to remember them by was one a pair of running two a a three socks and a blue The only mystery is the blue Weve called all of them except Brian and none of them claims the It wouldnt fit The feeling is that it belongs to one of their friends who came over to the house to visit while they were Leaving things behind when theyre home for a few days is a tradition with the kids in our Brian often brings a bag of laundry to do and once he even left that in the Forgetting things is something the children come by Ive Jack Anderson taught them everything they know about Ive left things all over I left a camera on the top of Barry Goldwaters car when we were filming a show with him near the Grand Several years ago I turned in a rental caf at the airport in and left my suitcase In the I was halfway to New York before I remembered Thursday before Christinas I stopped at the information booth in Grand Central terminal to pick up a I put down a shopping bag I was carrying while I looked at the train After seeing what train I could I rushed leaving the shopping bag with worth of Christmas presents in it in the middle of one of the busiest places Marcos at odds with ambassador to Philippines WASHINGTON A strange and ironic feud has erupted in between the Philippines first lady and the American The irony lies in the fact that until Ambassador Michael Ar was widely regarded as one of the few friends of ailing President Ferdinand Marcos beleaguered The ambitious first Imelda continues to play a powerful role in her husbands governmeinV Now she apparently feels with friends like who needs enemies For his the ambassador is trying to put some distance between the Reagan Administration and the Marcos which many Filipinos hold responsible for the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino last The aim is to hedge against the day when Marcos dies or is forced In angry Marcos has engaged in guerrilla warfare against inspiring articles in the governmentcontrolled press to the effect that the ambassador is interfering in the internal affairs of the A State Department source told my associate Lucette Lagnado about a strange report that Marcos accused Armacost of saying that her husband had This was regarded as an attempt to damage the ambassadors credibility in both Washington and Armacost has returned the In a speech to the Rotary Club of the financial suburb of Ar macost dwelt at length on the brutal political assassination of He noted pointedly that Aquino had ar ticulated political beliefs most Americans share a belief in a free in free in due process of As his listeners well Marcos tolerates none of The ambassador also warned that failure to conduct a honest investigation of Aquinos murder would inevitably complicate Philippines In another to the Manila Overseas Press Armacost sarcastically brushed aside suggestions in the Philippine press that American media criticism of Marcos played an important role in the refusal of international banks to renew credit to the r As a Armacost bankers do not tend to make their decisions simply on the basis of news and media Citizens watch Of all the complaints that flood into my office from my citizens probably the most frequent have to do with From Oklahoma Earl David Shaffer writes A housecleaning of our court system is long American citizens are victimized by crooked lawyers who take advantage of their toga training to escape From Eric Peterson demands Have you ever tried to file a grievance against an attorney rorget The grievance committee will be made up of who are more inclined to protect fellow lawyers than wronged So what is left for you to do File a malpractice suit Forget The judges are also From San a private detec who requests that his name be California has been hit with an epidemic of lawsuits filed by ambulancechasing lawyers who solicit business and offer to take their fees out of the The lawyers have little to lose just the time it takes them to prepare the But the victims are put through the anguish and expense of a costly legal If the lawyers lose the they can write it The cost was But the victims are out thousands of dollars and many sleepless From Long Joel Cohen writes There is a new breed of vultures preying upon the American Theyre the attorneys who con their clients into believing they can get something for nothing by filing claims against Dont they know that the cost of defending and settling these lawsuits is passed on to the public Highpremium malpractice insurance has become part of every doctors basic No wonder doctor bills are so Just about everyone doing business must retain a stable of No wonder prices keep Litigation is one of the principal causes of inflation in this From a suburb of Hall contends Lawyers and judges will never clean up their own You simply cant count on lawyers to discipline It will take a legal code of to bring lawyering under control in Footnote Citizens across the country are helping to make democracy work by keeping a watch on waste and For more write me at Box Political potpourri After three months of former George D is still in a modest Any man running for the presidency always has at least a hope that ha can that lightening can he McGovern thinks the Iowa caucus will be his lightning Democratic National Chairman Charles Manatt waxed nostalgic at a recent fundraiser and recalled the last time he was in the particular room a gathering of Youth for Johnson and Humphrey in He added May we do as well this time as we did then evidently forget ting that the election waa actually in on I got to the took off my coat and sat down to read the paper before I remembered I rushed back and the big was still sitting where Id left having been passed by several thousand people in the The following day I stopped at a good electrical supply store to buy two dozen extra Christmas tree replcaement light After Id bought and paid for the I saw some batteries I I told the clerk I wanted He put them In a bag aari rang them I paid for them and waked leaving the bulbs Id come to get in the first place on the When I take a shower in a hotel room in the I often hang my pajamas on the back of the bathroom I get out of the dry off Leaving things behind when theyre home for a few days is a tradition with the kids in our Brian often brings a bag of laundry to do and once he even left that in the and open the The pajamas are there hidden from my view and I often pack without I suppose Ive lost half a dozen pairs of pajamas that I get very attached to Some of the ones I lost were real favorites but theyd seen so much service and were so well worn that I was too embarrassed to write the hotel and ask that they send them to If I hadnt been leaving things behind since I was about Id think I was losing my mind with Theres never been a time in my life when I wasnt forgetting During my early days in the Army at Fort we used to have to fall out in the company street for a roll call at 6 We were supposed to be properly dressed and carrying our On three mornings over a period of two I lined up on time but on each occasion I forgot my How do you like Sergeant Fischuk said to the assembled point me out as a horrible example of what an education can do to a Rooneys got a college education and he dont even remember to bring his One of the most distressing things I do regularly is forget where Ive parked my In November I drove my car into the city one parked it and went to At I left the hurried to the railroad station for a train I often ride and took it I never remem bered Id driven in until I got to my destination and realized I didnt have a car parked there to drive home Last night I made some notes I was going to use when I wrote this column but I forget what was on them and when I came to work this Id left the notes on my Washington Today Reagans aides optimistic about 1984 By JAMES GERSTENZANG Associated Press WASHINGTON Within a one week period at the end of the President Reagan will unveil his his view of the State of the and his political plans for the election He faces a Congress seeking an independent path on the budget and Lebanon and shows no progress in stemming the tide of slipping support for the deployment of Marines to the presidents looking at a longerrange political are optimistic about David Reagans assistant for said hes sub stantially stronger than he was a year helped mostly by the White House pointing to economic say economic matters are less likely to be significant campaign issues as a result of the progress in stemming bringing down interest rates and restoring they international affairs are most likely to play a major role in the presidential Within hours of his return to the Oval Office on the first business day of the Reagan was conferring with three key Republican senators who are stressing what one of Bob Dole of said is the necessity to face up to the Having completed work on the spending side of the federal budget for fiscal the president is focusing on the key revenue decisions in other how to reduce the budget deficit without cutting spending anymore or raising The red ink is expected by the administration to reach about billion in the next fiscal but other estimates put it It was only after most of the key budget decisions were made that Reagan brought in the senators on chairman of the Senate Finance was part of a trio that included Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee and Pete Domenici of New chairman of the Senate Budget sounding reluctant to go along with Reagans adamant op position to tax said there are going to have to be taxes in future The question is when do you do those The three emerged from the budget meeting to also make clear their apprehension about Reagans use of the Marines in asked whether support for the Marines deployment was I dont think there was a lot of support for them to go there to begin At the White the nation is seen to be passing through a phase now on war and an official using a phrase that refers to concerns about Reagans willingness to use military forces as instruments of foreign The phase was brought on by events in the Middle with the continuing shooting and the fact that talks arent going said the who asked not to be quoted by There are no questions there are some risks in front of him next year dealing with the Middle East and how people look upon the Gergen Reagans aides are taking pains to portray him as more than willing to negotiate with the Soviets and resume the mediumand longrange missile reduction talks that have stalled in Some newspaper notes about the Goodman release THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here is a sampling of editorial reaction to Syrias freeing of Navy Robert Goodman after a plea by the Jesse a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Now the secondguessing For the suffice it that Jackson The last American to wait before they Too bad Jackson wasnt involved in that Sioux City llowt As the saying there is no arguing with and the ex cursion of Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson to Syria waa successful in all of its objectives It freed Navy Robert boosted Jacksons made Syria eat tti President Hafei Aiwd loofc rtetftnaMt and forthcoming and President Reagan seem stubbornly against The lieutenants release is the one accomplishment among those that all Americans can rejoice ad we take pride in the professionalism with which Goodman conducted himself in the political circus that was roistering around his Cttiien diplomacy to riaky for for individuals who try it and for international But In this instance the risk proved worth Welcome Robert MinnttpoUi Say wd Does the Goodman release enhance the heitce he of Jesse Jackson but it Why Because its grandstand play designed to please the to win him a lot of ink in the newspapers tad a lot of footage the eveJUAg TV
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