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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald-Zwfuny Friday, February 8,1986 SAKorean dissident leader returns from exile SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Dissident leader Kim Dae-jung said police used “violence” to separate him from his American supporters upon arriving here today. Kim returned from two years of self-imposed exile in the United States today, and said he had been placed under house arrest. Americans accompanying Kim said he and his wife were forcibly separated from them upon arrival at Kimpo International Airport outside Seoul. The Americans said they also were roughed up by security forces. “Police used violence against me. They pushed me. I felt as if I was beaten,” Rim, 59, said at a news conference at his home in Seoul. Patricia Derian, former assistant secretary of state for human rights in the Carter administration, said earlier that Kim was “battered and beaten up. It was thuggery at its height.” “The conduct of officials of the South Korean government today was inexcusable and unnecessary,” said Rep. Ed Feighan, D-Ohio, also among those who escorted Kim home. He said he and Rep. Thomas Foglietta, D-Penn., were “demanding that the U.S. Embassy in Seoul lodge a formal complaint against the South Korean government.” Kim has said he was returning to sup|>ort a newly formed opposition party vying for seats in the National Assembly elections Tuesday. President Chun Doo Huan's government said it would not return Kim to prison to finish the remaining 17H years of a 20-year sentence on a sedition conviction, but it added that he would be banned from participating in politics. Kim said he and his wife left the plane with the two congressmen, Ms. Derian, former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Robert White and William Butler, International Commission of Jurists president. Kim said that when he refused to ?nter an elevator with police, saying he wanted to go through regular entrance procedures, “they forcibly pushed me very violently. I felt beaten, but I’m not sure if I was beaten. The situation was so confused.” Kim said his outrage was not as great as that of the Americans because “I'm familiar with the Korean government.” U.S. Embassy spokesman David Fitzgerald said in a statement: “If the allegations are true it is a matter of serious concern.... We have sent a stem note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting a full explanation.” Seoul Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying they “merely separated Mr. Kim and his family from those accompanying them and escorted them to an elevator in order to ensure his safety. No beating of Mr. Kim or any of the people accompanying him took {dace.” In Washington, White House spokesman Mark Weinberg said: “We have reports, which although they indicate heavy security, do not indicate any violence.” Kim’s wife, Lee Hee-bo, said earlier in a telephone interview that “there was no beating.” She said the couple was “shoved” into the elevator and later into a bus, and taken on a “strange route” home. Kim said that upon his return home a local police official “told me that I couldn’t go out. ... I asked him if this was house arrest and he didn’t deny it.” Barbara Webber, a spokeswoman in Washington for the Center for Development Policy which sponsored the return trip, said Rim was under house arrest, but government officials would not confirm the report. Rim said only relatives would be allowed to visit him, but members of his delegation and foreign reporters were allowed into the home. Rim was sentenced to death on sedition charges in 1900. The government, under international pressure, later reduced Ms sentence to 20 years. White discourages party switching AUSTIN (AP) - U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm’s Republicanization of Texas was expected to continue today at a Dallas news conference where an announcement was to be made that several Democratic Judges would switch parties. Democratic Gov. Mark White tried to dissuade the judges Thursday in a 90-minute closed-door session during which he spoke of loyalty and his plans to seek reelection next year. Gramm, himself a former Democrat, scheduled an afternoon news conference in Dallas. White said he failed to draw a commitment from any of the five Dallas County judges. After the meeting, State District Judge Don Koons said he had not made up his mind. But Koons indicated that political survival might dictate a switch. “I think as a Republican there’s probably a better chance for reelection in a countywide race in Dallas County,” he said. Ten of Dallas County's 68 judges are Democrats. “I would be comfortable as a conservative in either party,” Koons said, adding, however, “I’m interested in continuing some of the programs I’ve started. I’d like to stay on board if I can.” The judge said White was “optimistic" that the Democrats could make a strong comeback next year. “He said he expected to be” a candidate for re-election, Koons said of White. “He indicated he probably would expect to file and if he did that would help the ticket.” White said he told the judges, “I’ve always said loyalty had a high priority with me. We talked about that at some length.” Also at the meeting were State District Judges Ron Chapman and Thomas Thorpe and County Judges Bill Coker and Mike Sch-wille. Those four could not be located for comment after the meeting. Earlier this week, Schwille said the Democratic Party had “gotten too liberal for old rock-bottom conservatives to tolerate.” “That’s as far as I’m going to go. You’ll know Friday,” he said. White said the judges were concerned about "whimsical change in the top of the ballot having a whiplash at the bottom of the ballot and turning altogether very capable judges out of office and not necessarily putting capable ones into office.” Koons and White said changes are needed in the judicial selection process. “Ifs pretty difficult to ask a voter to sort through a list of 120 to 130 people and pick the 68 you think are best qualified.” the judge said. Late tax payments will cost Texans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Late tax payments by mortgage firms are going to cost an estimated 7,000 Texas residents some federal income tax deductions and similar late payments have forced Midland school officials to have to dip into reserve funds. Officials of Lomas A Nettleton, the nation’s largest mortgage banker, say a variety of reasons kept them from paying the taxes for about 7,000 mortgage customers, including 2.000 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 3,000 in the Houston area and about 1,000 in other Texas cities. "We bear a lot of responsibility and feel we have not delivered the best service,” said Walter C. Klein, senior executive vice president of Ixunas A Nettleton, told the Dallas Morning News. “We have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out what we would do over. I would expect it to improve." Klein blamed the delay in the Dallas area on a variety of problems, including converting to a new computer and the failure of a tax-bill collecting company to deliver work on time. In the Houston area, Klein said Harris County reassessed many properties and was late in presenting tax bills. Taxing authorities in other areas were also late, he said. The mortgage customers will not be able to claim the deductions for taxes paid (rn their loans if the payments were not made before Jan. I, the Internal Revenue Service says. At Midland, school officials said they have had to use reserve funds to pay employees and bills because a California-based tax reporting service has not paid almost $900,000 in school taxes. Ronald Wilkinson, chief appraiser for the Midland County Appraisal District, told the Lubbock Avalanche Journal Thursday that Ticor Realty Tax Service still has not submitted payments on about $1.6 million in property taxes owed on accounts for which Ticor was responsible. About $880,000 of the overdue taxes are owed to the school district. Wilkinson said. Don Furgeson. school district business manager at Midland, said the late tax payments could not have the district at a worse time because the school system is not receiving any state funding during January and February for the first time this year. “We’ve been hit hard from both sides,” Furgeson said. Midland was designated as one of several school districts above the statewide average of wealth per student and as a result of the school reform bill passed by the Texas legislature does not receivers share of state funding in January and February. The district receives funding from the state between September and December and March through August, he said. “We were. of course, anticipating getting most of our tax revenue at the end of January,” Furgeson said “It’s hurting us " Ticor is the same firm that failed to submit tax payments on about 5,500 accounts in I*ubbock County prior to January I. Professor designs space intercom system HOUSTON (AP) - Now that NASA is conducting classified shuttle missions, space agency researchers are looking for ways to ensure unwanted eavesdroppers aren’t let in on the secret. Specialists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration believe the answer may lie in a communication system that transmits signals by invisible infrared light, a professor said. Harold Killen, a technology professor at the University of Houston, is helping NASA develop the infrared system, which allows astronauts to speak to each other onboard without being overheard. Space-to-ground convection was completely blacked out last month when NASA staged its first mission dedicated solely to work for the Department of Defense. Fifteen similar missions are planned. Currently, astronauts use headphones and a microphone to speak to ground controllers in a system using radio waves that are uncoded. The astronauts use the same system to bilk to each other, but NASA officials are concerned because onboard discussions are not encoded “They are worried about a nearby satellite picking up what they're saying onboard the shuttle.” Killen. 49. said in a recent interview Killen said the infrared system uses transmitters that blink and pick up blinks to communicate “The entire room will be flooded with infrared energy,” Killen said. Infrared energy already is used to transmit commands to robots used in factories with a high level of radio background “noise,” and Killen said he foresees other uses “It's useful in picking up missiles with satellites.” he said “With an infrared system, you can pick up the energy from a match 1.000 miles away." Killen helped develop the Saturn V rocket, which took men to the moon and was project engineer for Rice University's Aurora I satellite, which studied the northern lights. He says is he currently working on a shuttle project to develop in which a laser is used to make docking easier.Newspapers concerned about ads for baby adoption Weather MONTPELIER. Vt. <AP> - The classified ads are usually from welloff couples in the metropolitan New York or Boston area. The ads say the couple will offer "love, security, all material advantages.” Wanted: a “white newborn.” The price: $8,000 to $12,000. A recent increase in such advertisements in Vermont newspapers has state adoption officials wondering how widespread the practice is and concerned about a lack of safeguards. "This is a new phenomena,” said Jeffery Johnson, director of Vermont Children’s Aid Society, the largest non-profit child welfare program in the state. “I have never seen this many ads before here in the state.” “We have become aware of them within the last two years,” said Maureen Thompson, head of the state’s adoption services. “But there have been a whole lot of them lately." Fifteen personal ads for adoptions were placed in Sunday editions of the Burlington Free Press and the Sunday Rutland Herald Times Argus. The increase is a result of difficulty in adopting children in metropolitan areas, Ms. Thompson said. “Since there are so very few healthy infants available, they have to search farther away. They have to advertise as far away as Vermont." In Vermont, where private adoptions are legal, social workers call the process the “gray market” because the money paid to a mother who places her child for adoption is much less than in other states. In those areas, the high cost has created a "black market.” Adoption officials and a New York woman seeking to adopt a child through a classified advertisement say that the price of private adoption in Vermont is between $8,000 to $12,000. In New York or New Jersey, where it is illegal, it can cost $20,000. In 1984, there were about 300 adoptions in Vermont. Johnson believes about IOO of those adoptions were private, including many who used newspaper ads. A Hicksville, N Y., woman, who would not give her name in a telephone interview Wednesday, said she and her husband have placed a classified ad in Vermont newspapers for the last two months “I would say it is impossible to go through an agency,” she said. “You have to wait years." She said she and her husband successfully adopted a girl two years ago through a newspaper ad. She would not say where her adopted daughter was from. Her ad is typical:    “Happily married couple with much love and security to give desires to adopt white newborn. Confidential. Call collect." Other ads report of the “advantages of warm, loving, secure home,” or "all material advantages available.” Ms. Thompson said she is not opposed to the newspaper advertisements because “I am not aware of any horrible situations ... but many people do have problems." Johnson, on the other hand, said, “It raises some issues We’re talking about children. I am concerned about the processes involved, the risk involved for children and the families. 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