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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas C-SPAN to broadcast photos of missing children WASHINGTON (AP) - The floor of the House, so often the scene of divisive political words, is becoming a forum of hope as members of Congress publicize the cases of missing children. While the television cameras roll after regular business ends for the day, members take turns at the microphone and hold up 16-by-20-inch photographs of some of the hundreds of thousands of children reported missing each year. Three of the children are from Texas. The televised House appeals for help began informally last summer and are now being planned in advance as more and more members seek to alert the nation to look out for missing children from their districts. Today’s scheduled session, the first organized House appeal of 1984, focuses on 26 children from 13 states. Rep. Mickey Edwards, R-Okla., organizer of today’s event, was the first to use the House floor for missing children when he showed pictures of two teen-age girls who disappeared from the Oklahoma State Fair. “I started the project last year because of my concern for the safety of the two teen-age girls who    had    been    kidnapped in my    own district,”    Edwards    said. ‘‘The televised proceedings of the House were an untapped resource    to    help    publicize these    and thousands of other cases of missing children.” Edwards said he would again today show pictures    of    Cinda    Leann Pallett    and Charlotte J. Kinsey, the Oklahoma City girls who vanished at the fair. He had planned to publicize the case of another missing youth, but that child’s body was discovered late last week. The case of 3-year-old Laura Bradbury, who disappeared from a campground in the Joshua Tree National Monument last October, was Rep. Jerry Lewis’ reason for joining the hour-long session. “This case makes the point that even in the most serene and presumably secure public facilities, all of us have to be very sensitive and aware of these problems,” Lewis, R-Calif., said Monday. Laura, of Los Angeles, was only 50 yards from her parents’ campsite when she vanished. “I don’t know that there’s a lot the Congress can do except playing this role” of publicizing the cases, Lewis said. “Children are not just automatically safe because you’re in a safe haven.” All of the missing children to be cited today, ranging from toddlers to teen-agers, disappeared under mysterious circumstances except one — Jason Madjda Amini — the apparent victim of a parental kidnapping. Jason was 7 years old when last seen on Feb. 25, 1982, at Los Angeles International Airport with his father, Parviz M. Amini, who did not have legal custody of the boy. Today’s effort marks the second time Rep. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, has sought to end Jason’s separation from his mother by putting his case before the public via the House television system. ‘The real tragedy of Jason’s story is that it is too common,” said Craig. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates 1.5 million children are reported missing from their homes each year, two-thirds of them runaways. Of the others, more than 96 percent are parental kidnap victims. The C-Span cable television network, which carries the House proceedings, reaches 21 million households via 2,000 cable systems in the 50 states, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, according to spokeswoman Susan Swain. In addition, the telecast will be available to other news outlets. “We have more than 120 kidnapped children to be publicized and I fully hope that we will get all of their representatives to deliver speeches and display pictures on their behalf,” Edwards said. Hour-long sessions similar to today’s will be scheduled several more times this year. Reagan hints at possible meeting with Gorbachev WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan says new Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has sent a reply to his invitation for a summit meeting, but the president refuses to divulge its contents. However, The Washington Post, which interviewed Reagan Monday, quoted unidentified administration sources as saving Gorbachev endorsed the idea of a meeting w ithout specifying a time or place. Reagan told the Post he never discusses communications with other heads of state, but said he was “hopeful that we can have such a meeting.” “I wrote, and he (Gorbachev) answered, and we’re in negotiations, and we’ll just leave it like that," the president said. Reagan extended the summit in vitation in a letter brought to Moscow last month by Vice President George Bush at the time of the funeral of Gorbachev’s predecessor, Konstantin U. Chernenko. A U.S. official who follows U.S.-Soviet relations closely told The Associated Press late Monday he knew of no evidence to indicate Gorbachev had definitely agreed to a summit meeting. In the Post interview, Reagan reiterated his desire for a meeting with Gorbachev despite the killing on March 24 of U.S. Army Maj. Arthur D. Nicholson Jr., who was shot by a Soviet sentry in East Germany. “This was a murder, a coldblooded murder, and it reflects on the difference between the two societies, one that has no regard for human life and one like our own that thinks it’s the most important thing,” Reagan said. "And, yes, I want a meeting even more so, to sit down and look someone in the eye and talk to him about what we could do to make sure nothing of this kind happens again.” Other points made by Reagan in the interview included: —Negotiations m Geneva to reduce offensive nuclear weapons are "going forward" despite heavy Soviet criticism of the Reagan administration’s "Star Wars” missile defense research program. "The plain truth of the matter is they’ve been doing the same kind of research in the same areas and started it before we did.” —The administration will continue its policy of quiet diplomacy in its dealings with the apartheid gover nment in South Africa, where Reagan once again blamed some of the recent violence on black factions. —While saying that America should not forget the deaths of millions of Jews at the hands of the Nazis during World War II, Reagan said it would not be appropriate for him to visit the Dachau concentration camp during his visit to Europe next month during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Allied victory over Germany. “ ... I believe we should all start recognizing, the day of the end of the war, and make it more of a celebration of the fact that on that day, 40-odd years ago, began the friendship (with Germany) that we now know. Forty years of peace between us. And at the same time, you can say: and let us keep it and never go back that other way." President to appease Congress about Japan WASHINGTON (AP) -President Reagan is pointing to progress in trade negotiations with Japan, but members of Congress say they are fed up with talk and want sanctions that will force the Japanese to open their markets to U.S. goods. The president, though, said he will oppose protectionist legislation. The Senate Finance Committee was meeting today to draft legislation that would require the president to impose tariffs and quotas on Japanese products coming into the United States to force Japan to lower trade barriers. The full Senate passed a non-binding version 92-0 last week. In the House, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. William S. Broomfield, R-Mich., the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, told colleagues in a letter they will introduce legislation today calling on the president “to exercise his authority under existing trade laws to respond in kind to Japan’s unfair and discriminatory trade practices.” “The time for tabletalk negotiations has ended,” they wrote. “The president must take off the gloves.” Other measures are pending in both houses. The rising anger on Capitol Hill continues despite reports from the president and administration officials that two envoys Reagan sent to Japan over the weekend received positive signals about the resolve of Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone to work with the United States on trade concessions.Activist shoots suspect after repeated burglaries of home FORT WORTH (AP) - A Fort Worth lawyer said he hopes he did not seriously injure a 16-year-old boy he shot in the face with a shotgun during an apparent burglary attempt at a barn on his secluded 60-acre farm in northwest Fort Worth. Don Gladden, a well-known civil rights activist, was arrested after the shooting Monday but was released w ithout being jailed or charged Fort Worth police Sgt. R.M. Manning of the burglary division said the shooting will be referred to a grand jury for review. “I’m concerned about the young man. I hope that I didn't inflict permanent injury. His life is far more important than any property he would have taken,” said Gladden, a gun control proponent. The youth was shot on the left side of his face, mouth and neck He underwent surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital and was in undetermined condition late Monday. Gladden, who said he has been burglarized at least four times in the past year, said he fired a .416-gauge shotgun that he had borrowed from a neighbor and loaded with birdshot. Manning said Gladden's barn, which had been converted to a living area, had been burglarized Sunday night. A large amount of property was taken, melding a color TV, stereo and electronic type of equipment. Manning said. Gladden, 55, said his actions were motivated by fear, which began to take hold of him on Sunday, when several youths tried to break into his barn about noon while he was inside. He frightened them away, he said, but feared they would return, he said. Sunday evening, he left the farm and returned to his home in east Fort Worth for several hours, he said. He went back to the farm and discovered “they had come back and finished the job.” He said he went to sleep Sunday night in his living quarters in the barn, but could not sleep. "Every time I dozed off, I heard noises. I was scared to death, I really was,” he added. Monday morning, with a hunch his intruders would return, he said, he drove his pickup truck over to a neighbor’s and walked back to the bam about IO a.m. "I hadn’t been there five minutes when I heard them kicking loose the metal sheet I had put over the hole they made Sunday,” he said. This time, Gladden was waiting with a gun. Two people were reopening the hole and coming inside when he fired, he said. Frenchman released in Lebanon BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) - A French cultural affairs official who was one of nine Westerners abducted in nud-March was released unharmed, IO days after he was kidnapped, the French Embassy said today Gibes Sidney Peyrolles, head of the French cultural center in Lebanon's northern port of Tripoli, was released during the night, said embassy spokesman Francois Abl Saab. "He is in good health. I have talked to him on the phone ” The spokesman declined to say where Peyrolles, 32. was staying after his release. Four other victims French vice consul Marcel Fontaine. French diplomat Marcel Canton, Associated Press correspondent Terry A. Anderson and British writer Alec Collett — remain unaccounted for. The ninth victim, the Rev. Nicolas Kluiters, 44, a Dutch Roman Catholic priest, was found strangled to death at the bottom of a ravine in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Monday. On March 23, a group calling itself the lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions claimed it had kidnapped Peyrolles. The group, believed to be made up of Marxist Christians in northern lebanon, demanded the release of three comrades held in French and Italian jails There was no immediate word on the status of any of the three prisoners. They are Abdel-Kader Saadi in France, and Abdullah Al-Mansouri and Josephine Abdo Sarkis in Italian jails On Sunday, Danielle Perez, the secretary of the French Embassy’s cultural section, also was freed unharmed. She said Monday the people who abducted her March 22 treated her well. She also said she believed the kidnappers were holding her father, Carton, and Fontaine. She said she did not know who her captors were but that they were “very kind" and "devoutly religious.” A group calling itself Khaibar Brigades issued a statement saying it abducted all three French diplomats and Britons Geoffrey Nash and Brian Levick. Nash and Levick were released unharmed over the weekend. clings to life after gun accident CARROLLTON (AP) - Relatives of a 13-year-old boy shot in the eye last week with a BB gun say two neurological tests have failed to show any brain activity by the teen-ager. Jeremy Clampitt clung to life late Monday with the aid of life-support equipment at RH, Dedman Memorial Medical Center. “We’re praying for a miracle,” Brenda Beaners, an aunt of Jeremy Clampitt told the Dallas Times Herald. Family members maintained an around-the-clock vigil at the hospital. Jeremy, a seventh-grader, was shot once in the face Thursday afternoon by a 14-year-old boy who is considered a close friend. Carrollton police said the boy, who has not been identified and who was traumatized by the incident, did not know the gun was loaded. Family members said while Jeremy and several friends were playing in a city park in this northwest Dallas suburb, the rifle fired and a single BB entered the boy’s Good sports s    & I    •* (uniting    y-    **• ^ Aa ‘ A f, H»r»ld-Zeltung £    for Ox S<uJ*on dcwCtj_ except Sundog ta t c / e/ tai. <{ -fret DrmH j    I WUPv a/uj purchase oa I C vcduC throughApnC (0^1995 ^ (nill Sired Qlxrcatjkli 353 I Mil street ti# - *9*9Survey— Texas students study more math DALLAS (APi — A nationwide survey shows that Texas elementary school students spend more time studying mathematics, social studies and science and less time on reading and language than their counterparts in other states. Researchers for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development polled 1,500 schools nationwide to find out how long students spend rn various subject areas. The study, which did not address students’ grades, showed that Texas students spend IO minutes a day less on reading and language arts than the national average. Nationwide, the study found, fourth graders spend IOO minutes a day in reading and language arts. In comparison, Texas fourth graders spend about 90 minutes in each of those subjects, the report found. In contrast, Texas students spend 60 minutes in mathematics and 45 minutes each in social studies and science, while their counterparts spend an average of 52 minutes in math. 34 minutes in social studies and 28 minutes studying science. Yvonne Katz, Texas Education Agency assistant commisison for general education, said that the instructional times are set by law and are minimum guidelines. School districts can spend additional time in the various areas. "We’ve set a certain amount of time that must be taught, but it leaves plenty of time in school for other subjects,” Ms. Katz said.Medical & Respiratory Specialists EquipmentAll Pharmacy Services 625-7777 3S3 Lamia St.    We    DeliverNew Braunfels. Tx.    &    Set-up head through his upper right eye socket, lodging in his brain. Police said they did not know at that range the gun was fired. Doctors operated in an attempt to relieve pressure on the brain The BB was not removed. Since the operation, all of the boy’s other vital signs have been good, family members said. m Ailimn  ~ nRPByW h PMrrrTTrT wmmrrrr. i rn 11 •. ^ MCI 111 I '1 I I 'J 1 CLI. 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