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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                SA New Bfaunfels December Soviet official defends human rights policy LONDON AP Soviet ottidal Mikhail Gorbachev sternly defended the Soviet Uniohs human rights criticized unemployment in the West and told British lawmakers You govern your you leave us to govern viewed as second in command at the made his comments Tuesday in meetings with members of the fifth day of his weeklong trip to he visits the grave of Karl the father of at Highgate Cemetery in north He then lunches with leaders of Britains opposition Labor Party and afterwards meets with David leader of the Social Democratic and David leader of the Liberal Gorbachev told British legislators Tuesday that Moscow is ready to cut down radically on all types of armaments if the United States and its allies agree to do The Soviet official has won plaudits from the London Times and other papers for his affability and But he reportedly bristled when pressed on Moscows human rights record by members of the House of Commons Select Committee at a When legislator Norman St John a former arts minister in Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers accused Moscow of attacks on religious legislators said Gorbachev retorted When the West raises human it nearly always comes down to one or two You govern your society and leave us to govern Conservative lawmaker Sir Anthony Kershaw said Gorbachev pointed to Soviet laws allowing the practice of religion by churches officially At lunch later he told his hosts he didnt mind tough comes out of heated Gorbachev In an apparent reference to the strifetorn British province of Northern Ireland and nearrecord British the 53 yearold Politburo member added I could quote a few facts about human fights in the United For you per secute entire communities and you have got million unem In unemployment in Britain stands at million or Gorbachevs retorts brought angry editorials today in some British newspapers that support Thatchers I Government picks Texas site for waste dump WASHINGTON AP The government today picked three sites in Nevada and Washington as standing the greatest chance of getting a backyard neighbor virtually no one wants a permanent gravesite for highly radioactive nuclear a congressional source The who demanded said Energy Secretary Donald Hodel told members of Congress this morning the three priority sites are Smith County about 30 miles west of Amarillo in the Texas governments Hanford nuclear reservation near Mountain on the western edge of Nellis Air Force Base and the Nuclear Weapons Test Site in Nevada near the California The next two alternative according to several congressional are Davis Canyon just outside the boundary of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah and Richton Dome near the town of Following years of preliminary the Energy Department was scheduled to formally announce its first formal rankings of nine sites in six states at an afternoon news But Hodel and other officials were on the phones early this morning calling governors and members of Congress from the affected states to give them ad vance One of those Trent said Hodel told him Richton Dome was not in the list of top three sites but was on the top five list for the where some metric tons of atomic wastes are to be Actor Lawford reported ill LOS ANGELES AP Peter Lawfords family gathered at a hospital where the Britishborn actor was in serious condition in intensive care suffering from a liver according to hospital authorities and a published Lawfords wife requested that no specifics be released about the 61yearold actors CedarsSinai Medical Center spokesman Ron Wise said Tuesday Lawford was suffering from kidney and liver according to the New York Daily which quoted an unidentified Lawford associate in todays The doctors said the next 24 hours will determine if he will pull the newspaper quoted the associate as In addition to his liver he is also suf fering kidney Lawford entered the hospital Wise ad ding that doctors expected no immediate change in his Peter Lawford is in serious he said in a The prognosis is uncertain at this His has been with him since he came into the hospital on the His four children had also arrived late Wise Lawford was in the hospital several weeks Lawford underwent surgery for a pancreatic cyst in November In January he sought treatment at the Betty Ford Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in the Daily His many film roles include The Picture of Dorian Gray and Oceans but he has made few television or film appearances in the past ol Economy grows slower during quarter FREE MICROWAVE COOKING CLASS FRIDAY 21 2 4 lo WASHINGTON AP The as sluggish at yearend as it was robust when 1984 is ex panding at an annual rate of just percent in the final preliminary government figures indicated Growth for all of 1984 will still be very strong at about percent the biggest gain since a similar in crease in 1955 as had been assured by the surging expansion in the first half of the according to the Commerce Department in the fourth quarter the economy grew at a pace little better than the percent annual rate of the third which itself had been the slowest since The figures are for in flationadjusted gross national the broadest gauge of economic Todays report revised the third quarter figure downward from the percent rate estimated one month Business expansion since midyear has been so meager that some economists have dubbed current conditions a growth recession little better than the declining GNP that would mean an actual business In good the report also included an estimate that prices as measured by a GNPlinked index were rising at a low percent annual rate in the fourth which would mean a modest 1984 increase of the same as last The figures were contained in the governments flash estimating fourthquarter economic activity on the basis of only partial statistics through November and hardly any for The subject to later are also adjusted to discount for normal seasonal Total before adjustment for is rising billion to a record rate of trillion for the economy as a whole in the fourth the report After adjustment for the fourth quarter increase would be to a rate of Commenting in advance of todays Roger Brinner of Data Resources said growth at a pace of about percent would mean our second quarter of growth recession caused by the trade problem and the weakness from the earlier interest rate The percent report wont be much more encouraging to Your Instructor Priscilla Hanz Member of the International Microwave Power o Learn to Use Your New Microwave Safety Tips Use Care 971 San Antonio St 6257324 Texas gets low rating in education Holidiyj DALLAS AP For the second year in a Texas education programs got a low rating from Education Secretary and the chairman of the State Board of Education warned that the situation wont change who retired from his post issued his second annual ranking of educational programs in the 50 Texas education programs were rated up from 42nd in in the number of students In percent graduated from high an increase from percent in The national average in 1983 was The report showed that the overall percentage of students graduating from high school and scores on college entrance exams were up in who is stepping down to return to Utah to become an education said in issuing the report in Washington that the rating provides some evidence that were getting the beginnings of an academic Educators should not be at all defensive about the he 01 22 states using the Scholastic Aptitude Test as a college entrance Texas ranked down one place from the previous In the states average SAT score was compared with 863 in chairman of the State Board of warned that the states ranking would go ftot qujlcWy because of the recent education ojrf ol is way too Weve Bruroky cajot ever fee satisfied wito 17 out of fcWs deserve better than Dallas school Superintendent told The Dallas Morning News he was discouraged by the but said he believes reforms instituted in the last session of the Texas Legislature will improve the states If we follow through with the reforms contained in House Bill 72 and House Bill within three to five years we will increase the standing he We just have to get through the trauma of the transition Both reform measures are aimed at upgrading the state education including increasing teacher salaries and changing the formula used to allocate money to school Winston superintendent of the Highland Park school which is ranked one of the best in the said he was not surprised by the states report He said most school districts support the new reforms hoping to improve future Bell said he hoped the report will encourage states to improve their school He issued his first report card in January 1983 and noted Tuesday that college entrance exam scores had risen in 31 states this Those in Texas dropped two Also on President 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