Friday, January 20, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunf 01s HerrtdZeitung January Opinions tteraldZfltmif General Manager Editor Robert Johnson i Tradition spices up the name game There are lots of timehonored traditions in the HeraldZeitung editorial We have hoary customs like the common have been passed on from reporter to reporter at least three or four months There are several VDT beating is VDTs are video display Sometimes they Playing the everpopular where to go for lunch game is But the eccentric folks in this department have one which tops them all naming pets after Its not like we name them George or Frank or They get first and last followed by a noun to help distinguish the person from the Sports Editor David King started this tradition a couple of years He named his cat Robert Johnson I didnt know whether to be honored or All I know is that I sure was confused when I went over to the King Somebody would dont do that on the carpet the shout would be directed at the the practice caught Kaleidoscope Editor Wanda former Kaleidoscope Editor Emily staff writer Debbie former composition department employee Christa Wetz and my have had cats named after As Tevye Tradition A couple of months ago I decided to reverse but it Sue and I are expecting a bouncing new tax deduction our first this on the way to Lockhart to cover a football game last I had this Since we name pets after it stands to reason we should name people after So I decided our child should be named I liked that better than or It was supposed to be a But the name although my staff Jack Anderson New evidence in Aquino murder raises suspicions WASHINGTON Dramatic new evidence indicates that Filipino op position leader Benigno Aquino was murdered by one of the government security agents who escorted him off the plane that brought him home after three years exile in the United This wont surprise a world that is already skeptical of the Philippine governments official verson of the The government stretched the fabric of truth when it reported that Aquino had been shot in the back of the head by a communist hit man named Robert Now the damning new evidence should tear apart the For some witnesses one spoke out only after he was safe in Japan say they saw Galman standing with soldiers and facing It would have been im posssible for the accused assassin to shoot Aquino in the back of the Even more persuasive is the evidence gathered by Gerald Kathleen Hill and Steve authors of a book called The Aquino to be published this My reporters John Dillon and Bill Montague gleaned these highlights fron an advance The order to shoot Security agents boarded the took Aquino into custody and led him out the plane door and down the steps to the Reporters and photographers ac companying Aquino were forbidden to leave the and security agents covered up the lenses of television cameras that were filming the But the television sound men held their boommounted microphones in the planes They picked up some startling spoken in a Filipino The statement Ill do it or Let me do was picked up twice by the followed by Here he Most damaging of the command Shoot him was recorded twice the second time just one second before the single shot into the back of Aquinos The fatal order could not have referred to the alleged because Aquino hadnt been shot A Japanese acoustics expert was able the match voice prints of the recorded statements with those of the security agents who led Aquino off the The voices of the two men giving the Shoot him order could not be but the man who Ill do it was a de according to the Japanese The time factor By analyzing the videotapes and audio the authors determined that Aquino was shot precisely seconds after he first stepped onto the platform at the head of the The timing is because the government Aquino was shot by Galman from 7 to 9 feet from the foot of the But in the governments own re enactment of the recorded on it took seconds for the actors playing Aquino and his escort to make it down the stairs and they were practically So even by the governments own reconstructed Aquino must have been shot from behind on the stairway or just as he stepped Galman was still several feet facing The autopsy evidence The medical examiners report showed that the fatal bullet was fired approximately 18 inches from Aquinos head and entered his body in a downward As the authors point Galman was either below or at the same level as To inflict a wound with that the alleged assassin would have had to hold the pistol high over his head and aim The government claimes the bullet was deflected downward by Galmans picture A photograph of the alleged assassins bullettorn body lying on the tarmac shows him lying on his back with dried blood streaks on his But the rivulets appear to have flowed toward his face from wounds in the back of his thus defying The photo indicates Galman was shot from fell on his face where the blood and was then turned over to support the story that he was shot while fleeing the What does the evidence mean It strongly suggests that the assassination order came from the highest No mere captain or colonel would have dared to plan and execute an incident with such drastic without clear orders from high members have deleted the They now ask hows Fluff Debbie the not the cat brought over a Christmas present last month and This is for it could have been I when we found out that Sue was I put this clever little memo on the bulletin board to break the Somebody wrote Now taking suggestions for names on the bot and heres what the staff came up with Boys Bubba Johnson get it Johnson N Johnson Fifi Blanche Wally and Renay San Girls Hilda Shower and That was a big But the problem finding a normal first name for a dimeadozen last name like Johnson isnt Conventional first names sound like aliases when paired with Id feel sorry for anyone named Joe Johnson or John Johnson or Bob for that which explains why I use Robert If its a I wanted to call him Magic or Marques or some other good basketball Maybe with a name like the kid would have the vertical jump I never But Sue isnt wild about On the flip every girls name that Sue likes starts with a Ive told I dont care how pretty the name Im not turning our child into an alliteration or a rhyme or any play on Maybe its because I knew a kid named Chester Jester in high Well come up with something not that it will carry any weight with the This poor kid is doomed to grow up wondering why all these people call him Ill never Prescription ads The Food and Drug Adminstration is reported leaning toward approval of direct to consumer advertising of prescription despite evidence of widespread public According to one internal 60 percent of those surveyed un conditionally opposed allowing prescription drug advertising aimed at consumers instead of The opposition was surprisingly according to the Some of the most frequently mentioned objections cited in the memo Drug prices would go up to cover advertising Consumers could easily be confused or misled by TV com mercials or other since the average person doesnt have the medical knowledge to evalulate the ads The patientdoctor relationship would suffer as patients lobbied for an advertised prescription or shopped around for doctors who would prescribe the Washington Today Was anyone impressed with Reagans peace offering By GREGORY NOKES Associated Press WASHINGTON To make sure nobody missed the the White House and State Department took pains to highlight the olive branch that President Reagan extended to Moscow in his speech this A major effort was begun days in advance of the speech to focus at tention on what was predicted to be its conciliatory Advance briefings were held for Excerpts of Reagans remarks were released Secretary of State George Shultz discussed it ahead of time with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly But if the Soviets were it wasnt evident in a meeting Shultz held with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Stockholm or in Gromykos public Shultz told reporters Thursday that on the immediate issue facing the two the resumption of nuclear arms control We made no headway on that Gromyko told the European Disarmament Conference Wednesday that the United States was making maniacal plans for nuclear New bombers and aircraft carriers are being churned out in some kind of pathological he Considering all of the harsh rhetoric about Moscow emanating from Reagan in the the White house evidently felt that a welltuned or chestration in advance of Reagans speech was The speech had little in it that would be considered conciliatory if it were delivered by anyone other than Reagan stated a willingness to negotiate arms control and other differences with But he offered no new ideas or The speech itself was partly in tended to help create a positive at mosphere for the ShultzGromyko It also was intended to build an image for Reagan as a peacemaker in advance of the 1984 presidential Polls showed growing numbers of Americans doubted his commitment to Another purpose was to ease the concerns of the European who seem most worried that Reagan is seeking confrontation with One of the initial indications of a major shift in emphasis came a week ago Wednesday when the State Department released a photograph of Dobrynin at a meeting with of ficials on ways of improving emergency communications with The White House issued a press release on the State Department also Shultz picked up the conciliatory theme the next day at two press He told European reporters the administration was prepared for a thaw in relations if the Soviets He said at a general press conference he was ready to meet Gromyko in a constructive Last the usual background briefings by senior officials were held in advance of Shultzs trip to On the White House resorted to the unusual to keep interest high and to make sure at tention was properly A senior who insisted on held special briefings for On there was the nationally televised speech delivered at the unusual time of 10 But it was already midafternoon in Europe and the White House wanted coverage on the evening The speech was beamed live by satellite to Your Representatives Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Building 20510 John Tower United States Senate Room 142 Russell Building 20510 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701