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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                House Democrats waitandsee on new budget itf WASHINGTON Mouse Deflwerats insist they are not sleeping while President iteagartlanxi Senate Republicans try to strike a bargain on recfueMg federal defldts and may propose an alternative if a budget deal falls to the Democratic leaders say theyll give Reagan the benefit of the doubt and not seek to engage in partisan battles with Our strategy is dictated by our To be we have to said Richard chairman of the House Democratic Reagans budget will be submitted early next The Democratic tactic of biding time on the budget drew criticism on Monday from the assistant House Republican Trent Lott of At some the Democrats are going to have to get on the playing Lott said after he and other leaders met with Reagan at the White What do they perceive is fair When are they going to Start Considering the budget issue Lott Gephardt told reporters We have a role thats to be Its not to be played at this not playing Were not We win have our alternatives on the table at the ap propriate dont want to do that At Mondays White House Republican lawmakers told Reagan to hold off on tax simplification until a budgetcutting plan wins Reagan met with GOP members of the taxwriting Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means according to Bob chairman of the Senate Finance said Treasury Secretary Donald the incoming White House chief of was quite amenable to the feeling we had to go ahead with the spending cuts The president by and large did not specifically respond one way or the Reagan conferred separately on Monday with a group of bankers and home builders as he prepared for the release of his administrations 1986 budget He told the home builders and bankers his plan would propose billion in spending cuts in fiscal 1986 and would shrink the deficit to billion by Reagans earlier plan was to bring the deficit down to billion within three years a target now being sought by Senate Republicans as they try to forge their own package of During Reagans first House Democrats developed their own budgets to compete with proposals offered by the But this they have generally maintained a low profile on budget matters a tone set last week by Speaker Thomas ONeill when he told Reagan that he would do nothing to block his second term He feels the election is Reagan is not going to run Hes been saying nice things about Reagan because he thinks its is not the time to be Christopher an aide to said Legislators study plans to raise revenues AUSTIN AP Three new proposed revenue raisers are under study by legislative leaders as they concentrate on ways to wipe out the expected billion difference bet ween state spending and The staff of the Joint Select Committee on Fiscal Policy briefed Bill Speaker Gib Lewis and other committee members on There were no recommendations from the and committee members made no Highlighted in the twohour session were Increased taxes for the fast growing telephone possibly a combination of sales and gross receipts taxes to raise million a Levying fees and charges to repay the state handling storage and disposal of hazardous Putting professional services and advertising under the Steve Stagner of the committee staff said the main problem with hazardous waste is that no one knows how much there Theres probably 50 million tons generated now in Texas but with the present reporting we dont He said a major con cern of any legislation should be to increase the reliability of reports on waste disposal and A flat charge of a ton might raise million to million a Stagner said the most workable legislation probably would combine charges for each load of waste plus annual fees for those who handle and treat John Kennedy of the privately financed Texas Research League said a special report showed sales taxes for professional services and advertising would raise revenue but it would be a problem to administer and might adversely affect There also is a question of federal constitutional problems whether it would violate the freedom of the press Fourteen other than plus the District of tax advertising in some manner via a sales or gross receipts the report Arizona is the only state that has a direct tax on advertising space and time and that has been repealed and is in the last year of a fouryear In the 1984 special the House approved a tax bill that would have removed the exemption for advertising taxes in Texas current sales tax The exemption on advertising was restored in final conference committee The league study said officials in other without commented on the difficult ad ministrative problems In the Texas comptrollers staff has indicated that ad ministration would be very problematic under current tax The study said that an argument that instate media and providers of advertising services would be at a competitive disadvantage with out ofstate seems to have condiderable Another the report was that direct mail advertising which is assembled and mailed from outofstate to prospective customers in Texas probably would not be Lawyers get new Jury in hazing case San Antonio considering nuclear plant deal SAN ANTONIO AP The San Antonio City Council is considering a deal in which the city would get a bigger stake in the South Texas Project nuclear plant as a settlement in its multibillion dollar lawsuit against the plants first The complicated arrangement is one of a number of settlement The council reportedly discussed the deal Monday night in a twohour meeting behind closed doors with City Public Service trustees and the San Antonio Light Mayor Henry who earlier Monday said he would oppose the described it as one in which builder Brown Root would buy Austins 1C percent share for or 25 cents for each dollar Austin has The mayor that as he un derstands the Brown Root the contractor would split Austins share among the three rcamining partners City Public Service of San Antonio and the private electric companies in Corpus Christi and Brown Root would continue to make Austins payments on the Bay Cityarea project until it is Cisneros is the only official who would discuss the settlement talks His comments ended abruptly after he was told that retired State District Judge Hardy has ordered settlement talks be conducted as privately as Other CPS and city hall officials declined to deny or confirm Cisneros description of the settlement Cisneros said Monday morning he opposes the proposed settlement because what San Antonio would get is something he said it does not need a bigger part of the South Texas he said San Antonio should seek a cash settlement so it can begin working on alternate energy particularly lignite and Richie outpolls Prince at awards coal to augment its predominantly gas The partners in the billion nuclear project are asking for more than billion in damages from Brown but the amount could go higher because the partners are taking their case to court under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices which allows treble The case against Brown Root and its Halliburton is due to go to trial in Hardys Matagorda courtroom this Brown Root pulled out of the two unit plant in shortly before the partners filed suit based on alleged breach of BRYAN AP Attorneys will pick a new jury to hear the trial of a former Texas University cadet accused of hazing another District Court Judge Carolyn Ruffino on Monday dissolved the sixwoman jury chosen hours earlier after an attorney com plained some members of the panel discussed the case outside the A gag order is imposed in the A new with new jurors and everything will be selected on said a court spokeswoman who refused to give her She characterized the incident as an infraction on the gag Gabriel of is charged with hazing and tam pering with evidence in connection with the 30 death of Bruce Dean of Authorities said Goodrich died of heat stroke after three up perclassmen got him out of bed and forced him to take part in earlymorning motivational An indictment alleges that the senior personnel of ficer in Goodrichs cadet knew about plans for the motivational which had been banned by and later destroyed an exercise roster after officials began investigating Goodrichs Ruffino declared the mistrial after Hank Paine Cuadras complained that jurors had discussed the case with spectators during a afternoon Bryan attorney Bill who represents three other cadets charged in the testified he saw an employee of County At torney Jim Kuboviak talking to jurors in the hallway outside the That Kaye actually works for the juvenile probation but is on special assignment to assist chief prosecutor in the i Cuadra Purifoy said she heard a reporter talk to the jurors and told the juror not to discuss the case because the trial was in Brent Manley of The Houston testified he had asked the jurors if they had been told how long the trial was expected to Manley said later the con versation was an I got here an hour he I had no idea there was a gag I was just trying to find out how long it would Hank Paine Cuadras at then asked for the In light of all the I feel the risk is too great to con Paine Glenn assistant city editor at the said he believed the judge declared the mistrial because of the jurors conversation with which occurred before Manley talked to the LOS ANGELES AP The mellow crossover sounds of Lionel Richie outpolled Princes ragged rock edge at the 12th annual American Music with a surprised Richie winning six awards and accompanied by a tat toed taking Kenny Rogers won three trophies on the nationally broadcast making him the alltime American Music Awards champion with a total of The awards Monday night honored winners of a nationwide public opinion Tina Anne Cyndi Lauper and the Pointer Sisters picked up two awards apiece during the threehour ABC telecast at the Shrine Richie and producer Quincy Jones announced that several top recording artists including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen were joining together Monday night to record a with the proceeds donated to relieve starving Prince and Richie were nominated in eight of the same and Prince had 10 nominations giving him a shot at breaking the record set last year by Michael who won seven regular awards and also was the years Award of Merit recipient for career who was host of the was honored as favorite male vocalist and favorite male video artist in both black and poprock His video was named favorite poprock video single and black video I cannot believe I was con centrating so much on making sure the show was going properly that when they kept calling my name I said Wait a minute this is not in the this is not in the said who had previously won seven of the the 26yearold sensation from won for favorite black single with When Doves as well as top black album and pop rock for the soundtrack album to his hit Purple He elec trified the audience into a swaying mass with a live performance of the title For all of life is death without Prince said after his third trip to the Adventure only comes to those willing to be dariAg and take But the androgynous Prince apparently preferred to take no chances at the with a tatooed bodyguard ac companying him even to the stage to accept his Rogers awards included one he shared with Dolly Parton for favorite country single for their Island in the Rogers Eyes That See in the Dark was voted favorite country and he also was named favorite male country vocalist for the fifth Miss Lauper was named favorite female vocalist and video artist in while Miss Turner picked up the same awards in the black artist Miss Murray won favorite female country video and her A Little Good was voted favorite country video Miss whose first hit was 1960s rhythm and blues smash A Fool in Love with former husband said her latest Private was the result of a desire to see what I could do on my It just really shows I can do The 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