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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels March THE WHITE HOUSE O pinions HaraldZeitung Dave General Manager Robert Editor James Kilpatrick How much is anyone really worth Philosophers teach us that for many of the most abiding questions of mankind no definitive answers What is truth What is justice What is beauty Lately we have been hearing a great deal about What is People magazine recently reported the 1984 incomes of 57 In the Conrtitution rounded up the salaries of the citys professional In the Post published the reflections of a physician who Do doctors deserve what they earn Consider a few People magazine reported that Clint Eastwood earned million for his role in City Sally Field go million for playing in Places in the Tom Selleck is paid for each episode of or million for the Geraldine Ferraro has received a million advance to write an autobiography she was paid a half a million for a 30second PepsiCola Gavin captain of the Love sails along at nearly million a Bill Cosby earns million for his Other TV salaries Brent million Bryant more than and Diane the dog that does commercials for Strohs takes home a Down in home of the outfielder Dale Murphy tops the club payroll at Third baseman Bob Homer scoops up Pitcher Bruce Sutter threw for last On the the Falcons running back William Andrews runs for On the basketball the Hawks center Tree Rollins dribbles along at The Washington a woman provided some figures from the American Medical In on the a practicing physician earned A few chiefly carried in excess of The typical pediatrician takes in after A family doctor might charge for half an hour of The doctrine of comparable worth is a hot topic here and in the state If roughly the same levels of education and stamina are required for 1 driving a truck and 2 running a laundry are not the jobs of comparable worth Shouldnt the wages therefore be roughly the same What is the job of a trash collector worth Are rock doctors and truck drivers worth what they earn Pubilius who spent much of his life writing provided the best of all answers years said this philosopher in his Maxim is worth what its purchaser will pay for I have a Lois DeBakey of who rumbles and growls incessantly at the injustice of an economic system that pays a rock star more than it pays a The rock star may not be able to write a coherent sen tence he may be a high school dropout his social responsibility is His after is million a Is he worth it Obviously the rock star is worth The free market says There is only one Michael and thanks to a benign only one person called but evidently there are enough neurosurgeons to meet the Geraldine Ferraro would not be getting that advance if her publisher didnt expect to make it As custom in the marketplace yeilds to laws against sexual more women are driving and more men are becoming flight DeBakey insists that something is all wrong something is woefully false in the way society fixes its Ray who served as Jimmy Carters secretary of says that theories of the marketplace bread down when it comes to comparable worth Adam Smiths invisible he gets to be all But the alternative in a free society is not to have a free The alternative is to have government fix so that one neurosurgeon is officially worth four nose Maybe such decrees would work in a totalitarian They would never work Washington Today Networks act out media drama By DONALD ROTHBERG AP Political Writer WASHINGTON The most exciting television drama these days is a story of corporate intrigue and big involving the power struggles of a large cast of flamboyant Dont look for it in the regular program This show is played out in the as conservatives complain about a liberal bias in television news and talk of taking control of a John chairman of the National Conservative Political Action recently used NBC videotape to offer the New Rights view of how a profile of new Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev should be handled by the The network ran its own version followed by and there was no doubt the New Right would have handled that story far differently than Dolans segment on the Today show was 1 something of a cameo appearance compared to the lead roles being played recently in the net work drama by Jesse and Ted the owner of Cable News While Dolan was displaying how hed play the news if he ran a Helms and Turner are talking about taking control of Talking about forming an alliance with Helms and FIM is who is hungry to gain control of one of the three major The Atlanta based entrepreneur says he is looking around for the billion it would take to get control of Is CBS worried Network board chairman Thomas Wyman says there is no financial substance to reports Turner might launch a hostile takeover his way of saying Turner couldnt raise the kind of money CBS has gone to court and alleged that Fairness in Media has violated federal securities laws and engaged in improper political Is NBC worried Dolans appearance on HAS UP LAST HI6HTT WONT GOTO Today has nothing to do with the conservative onslaught on the said Steve the shows executive nothing to do with any Were just trying to do some different The NBC profile of Gorbachev was based primarily on the Soviet leaders recent visit to England and quoted several members of Parliament describing him as self confident and talking very much like a westerner a Western Humorless was the most critical adjective used to describe the Soviet The Dolan profile described Gorbachev as the new Soviet dictator Is ABC worried If the network it isnt any Against the backdrop of media criticism and rumors that more people than Helms and Turner were interested in network takeovers came the surprise announcement that ABC had been acquired by Capital Cities Communications for JCANie SAYS 6X j T ALWAYS I Your representatives Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station 78711 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Robert Johnson Garbled stories get correction Were you a little confused trying to follow the breaks in two of the City Council profiles Wednesday If you you should have I certainly What happened was but Some lines on two of the profiles Ed Sciantarellis and Darrell Sollbergers were tran sposed where the story breaks on Page 1 and jumps to Page As a youre reading Sollbergers views and suddenly you come across a paragraph that Over on Sciantarellis the last paragraph before the break reads like random words thrown both stories lose this Alice in Wonderland effect by the time you get to Page Were sorry about the Darrell and Rest assured this wasnt an implied endorsement of Yale whose profile made a clean jump to Page To rectify here are the transposed and generally abused portions of Wednesdays profiles as they should have read Darreil Sollberger was most surprising to someone with my background not to see that information on a budget he I was looking at the financial situation and there will be a tax in crease to handle operating ex he And if we need a tax increase to handle the bond there will be a combination increase to handle the same level of Ed Sciantarelli offset some of our we have to address the issues on the he The number one beneficial thing is a sound And developing a sound economy can be done by bringing in quality nonpolluting industry that provides a large number of good paying Sciantarelli said he has talked to people who are concerned abut the approaching city bond especially elderly persons on fixed The people are just get ting used to the increase in their school taxes and are facing the threat of another bond he
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