New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 18, 1985, Page 6

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April 18, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 6A New Braunfels HeraidZeitung April Ted Turner wants control of CBS network WASHINGTON AP Broadcast maverick Ted Turner told the Federal Communications Commission today he will try to take control of CBS and is asking federal approval for the unfriendly In papers filed by Turners former FCC Chairman Charles the Atlanta broadcaster said he hopes to acquire 21 million shares of CBS ap proximately twothirds of the voting shares The Atlanta broadcasting magnate an nounced on his Cable News Network that he would offer securities worth about for each of CBSs million shares out who owns 80 percent of Turner Broadcasting System said his offer was conditional on his receiving 67 percent of CBSs CBS repeatedly has maintained it intends to remain an independent company and analysts have been skeptical that Turner would succeed in an unfriendly The announcement ended weeks of speculation that Turner would make such a The papers filed with the FCC put the total value of the notes and other securities in his Turner Broadcastying System being offered to CBS stockholders at Approximately 30 million units of Turners securities would be exchanged for the 21 million shares of CBS stock he hopes to Turner said he would seek a seat on the CBS board as soon as he can acquire the The papers constituted a formal ap plication for FCC consent to transfer control of CBS to a necessary step because the commission has authority over broadcasters and The papers filed with the commission acknowledged that Turner expects CBS to oppose the takeover and said no cooperation from CBS management had been The application asks for a year to complete the acquisition of CBS and two years to divest the combined companies of radio and television stations that exceed the number allowed a single owner under federal Several CBSowned radio stations would be as well as WCAU television in the papers Turner would sell off radio stations in New Los Philadelphia and Israel pays special tribute to victims of Holocaust TEL Israel AP Rushhour traffic froze and people halted in heads at the wail of sirens signaling a twominute silent tribute today to the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Prominent angered at President Reagans plans to visit a West German cemetary in May where members of Hitlers SS stormtroopers are declared the Holocaust must not be Traffic in Israels cities resembled a frozen tableau at 8 as drivers halted in the middle of the getting out of their cars to stand at attention at the whine of the Pedestrians bowed their The annual Holocaust Day observance officially began Wednesday night with commemorative ceremonies for Holocaust We say today to those who took part injhe defeat of the Nazi beast that it is their duty too to remember and to to educate and to make sure that this monstrous occurrence never happens said Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir at a com memorative Tel Aviv rally Wednesday when the annual Holocaust Day observance Although Shamir did not name aides who distributed the text of the speech pointed to the remark as indirect criticism of Prime Minister Shimon Peres told a rally at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial that reconciliation between two peoples who fought each other in World War II was but there is no reconciliation with the with with the Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel told the Israeli parliament Wednesday that Reagans decision resembles a albeit an unwitting to the process of forgetting the The Englishlanguage Jerusalem Post said in an editorial that the commemoration was a chance to reaffirm the resolve not to allow the memory of the six million to be The daily wrote that Jews are deeply grateful to Reagan for his consistent support of the Jewish But they cannot pass over in silence the Presidents readiness to bury the hatchet not only with todays Germans but with yesterdays Following a storm of criticism in the United States and other countries of Reagans plans to lay a wreath at Bitberg cemetary in West the White House this week sent two staff members to West Germany to search for a monument to Nazi victims that Reagan could West German government officials confirmed Wednesday that the site of the former BergenBelson concentration camp and the former concentration camp at near were being con Congress gears up for changes in defense contracts WASHINGTON AP Congressional momentum is building for major changes in how defense contractors do business with the Pentagon amid disclosures the Boeing is sifting through millions of dollars in old bills to weed out political contributions and other unallowable It was disclosed on Wednesday that citing negative pulled back all outstanding overhead charges for review and withdrew entirely at least in such Many members of Congress are preparing legislation to address a wide array of alleged abuses in the defense contracting j And Les chairman of the House Armed Services said in a speech Wednesday night that Democrats have a golden opportunity in the fact that the public perceives the procurement system to be a It may well have been a mess but now its a mess on Ronald Reagans Aspin This administration let the procurement issue get away from it The answering defense industry complaints that it has overreacted to billing said it has agreed to change some of its procedures requiring top executives to swear under oath that their overhead claims are Pentagon officials denied they were softening the get tough approach imposed last month by Defense Secretary Caspar But David called the changes the reversal of the new get tough policy after only six It shows how extraordinarily difficult it is to make any changes in the procurement said who indicated he now will likely introduce legislation to stop contractors from charging their public relations and general business expenses to the William introduced a legislative package which he said is designed to provide defense contractors with a firm set of guidelines to curb abuses while assuring them a fair The Pentagons changes will limit the number of monthly claims that must immediately be accompanied by sworn statements vouching for the propriety of the Weinberger announced his decision to require sworn statements from defense contractors following the disclosure that General Dynamics billed the Pentagon for a variety of questionable including boar ding an executives pet Boeing now says its political contributions to hundreds of state and local candidates of both parties were billed to the Pentagon by a totally inadvertant Reagan considering changes in aid to Nicaragua WASHINGTON AP Facing stiff opposition to resuming military aid to Nicaraguan President Reagan appears willing to look at alternatives to his plan for million in new House Democrats As congressional headcounters gave Reagans plan little hope for House even some longtime supporters of Contra aid began publicly calling Wednesday for an approach that would withhold military assistance from the rebels fighting Nicaraguas leftist San dinista Sam Nunn of a moderate Democrat who has backed Contra aid in the proposed a compromise he said would keep pressure on the Sandinistas while putting military action on the back The perception is right or wrong that the military option through the Contras has been on the front burner and is the presidents course of first Nunn said in a speech to the Coalition for a Democratic a group of moderate Nunn proposed giving the Contras nonlethal such as food and demanding the San dinistas accept a dialogue with their and enlisting allies in an economic embargo on Nicaragua to keep pressure on the He added if the Sandinistas still refuse to moderate their Congress should consider resumption of military Nunns proposal reflects a growing sense among past supporters of Contra aid that a new approach may be needed to avert Reagans first major congressional defeat in his second The House votes on Contra aid next Tuesday or Wed Other moderate Democrats who met with Reagan on Wednesday also noted that the president seemed willing to He said there is room for said Roy But Democratic House members said the president discussed no details of any possible compromise and indicated no intention to reduce the amount of the million in Contra which would start as non lethal help but could be made military assistance if proposed peace talks In the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said Republican leaders were looking for a way to sidestep any showdown vote at A proposal under discussion by Richard chair man of the Foreign Relations and David Pressure chairman of the Intelligence would call for a statement of support for the but end all military the sources In other developments congressional study reported today that National Guardsmen from the ousted regime of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza hold 46 of the 48 positions in the command structure of the Nicaraguan Democratic the chief Contra group known by its Spanish initials The report for the bipartisan Arms Control and Foreign Policy a congressional caucus that has criticized Reagan in the challenges FDN claims that only a few former National Guardsmen remain in its ranks and those mostly at low The caucus report also said that up to 20 private groups have provided the Contras with about million in financial and material support in the past since Congress cut off CIA funding for the Saving babies is our goal Syria tries to coax former Lebanon prime minister to retract resignation Lebanon AP Syria was reportedly pressing Prime Minister Rashid Karami to retract the resignation of his national unity government as street battles again broke out in west Karamis resignation came Wednesday after fighting between Sunni and Shiite Moslems and their allies from various other militant factions raged for more than 15 Police said the latest casualty toll stood at 33 killed and 135 Machine gun bursts and rocket propelled grenade explosions shook the city just after 10 this mor following a quiet sending people diving for cover in the Shops that had opened after a two day shutdown quickly lowered their shutters and panicky motorists sped the streets blowing their horns to get pedestrians out of their a Sunni called the worst fighting in the capital in a year a horrific and announced the resignation after the Sunni ap peared to have gotten the worst of the The Sunni defeat weakened Karamis base of support and he telephoned his resignation to President Amin a Maronite at the presidential palace in suburban Local radio stations said the president asked Karami to stay on until a new government can be Gemayel consulted by telephone for an hour with Syrias Hafez about Karamis local radio stations The radios said that Syria was asking Karami to take back the which has at least Lebanons Bekaa became the major power broker in the country after the peacekeeping effort ended in February Assad sponsored the national unity government Karami formed on April In State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said the resignation comes at an untimely He said it has been our consistent goal to have in Lebanon a central government able and willing to exert control over all Good sports HeraldZeitung March of Dimes BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION Public Notice Southwestern Bell Telephone in accordance with the rules of the Public Utility Com mission of hereby gives notice of the Com panys intent to implement a new schedule of telephone rates in effective May unless otherwise determined by the The Public Utility Commission of Texas has received the application as Docket While proposals as to specific rates it is expected that the requested rate schedule will fur nish a percent increase in the Companys unadjusted test year intrastate revenues or a increase in test year revenues as adjusted for test year customer growth and annualization of test year rate The rate application seeks an annual increase of million in All customers and classes of customers of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company within Texas will be affected by the proposed Most rates proposed for increase would increase by about including local exchange there are some excep For those customers residing in cit ies that will be reclassified into larger rate groups will experience local exchange rate increases greater than the rate increases proposed for private line services in El due to a proposal to restructure such are greater than A complete copy of the new rate schedule is on file with the Public Utility Commission at Texas and with each affected incorporated munici pality served by Southwestern Bell Telephone The Commission staff has contended in the past that all rates are subject to change as a result of Southwestern Bell Telephone Companys rate This filing but is not lim ited proposals to increase rates for local exchange intraLATA long intra LATA interexchange private line service which includes foreign exchange service and to de crease certain access service Notice to Customers of Other Telephone Companies This filincj but is not limited pro posals to increase rates for intraLATA long distance and for interexchange private line service which includes foreign exchange ser vice and to decrease certain access service Changes in such rates would also affect customers of other telephone companies because such com panies provide certain services in accordance with rates specified in Southwestern Bell Telephone Companys Notice to All Customers Concerning Access Charges and Certain New Service Charges Southwestern Bell Telephone as a part of this is also proposing to reduce cer tain access rates charged such customers as MCI and other car The resulting reduction in revenues is pro posed to be offset by revenues from two new service late payment charges applica ble to business customers only and for certain operator services such as busy line plus stimulation of access service charge reve Since this portion of the if would have essentially a zero net revenue effect on Southwestern Bell Telephone Southwestern Bell Telephone Company is pro posing that this portion of the filing be expedi tiously handled by the Commission and not await Final Persons who wish to intervene or otherwise par ticipate in these proceedings should notify the Commission as soon as A request to or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of 7800 Shoal Creek Suite Texas Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission Consumer Affairs Division at 512 4580223 or 512 or 512 4580221 teletypewriter for the Aviso Publico En conformidad con las disposiciones la Comision de Servicios Publicos do Southwestern Bell Telephone Company anuncia mediante el presente aviso su intencion de establecor un nuevo arancol de tarifas telefonicas en con vigencia a paitir del 6 de mayo de salvo disposition en conirano de la La Comision de Seivicios Publicos de Texas a registrado esta solicitud bajo el Docket 6200 Si bien existe vanacion enlre las propuestas en cuanto a las tarifas se anticipa quo el arancel tarifario solicitado aumentara en un los ingresos intraestatales no ajustados de Southwestern Boil Tele phone Company durante el ano ci o un aumento del por ciento en los mqresos del ano de despues de por la expan cibn de los usuanos y por la anuahrauon del aumento de tarifas para el ano de prueba El do esta so licitud de tarifas es lograr un aumento anual en los ingresos de milliones Los carnbios propuestos afectaran a todos los usuanos y grupos de usuanos de Southwestern Bell Telephone Company en el estado de La mayoria de las tanfas quo resultanan afectadas por el propuesto aumento aunientanan aptoximada mente en un por mcluyendo las tantas de centrales Sin exjsten algunas excep Por los usuanos que residen en ciudades que se reclasificaran para format parte de grupos tarifanos mayores expenmenlaran aumentos mas elevados del 185 por ciento Pot otra los aumentos de las tanfas propueslas para servicios de linea privada en El Paso aumentanan en mas de 18 5 por como resultado de una propuesta pata re estructurar tales tantas Una copia completa del nuevo arancel de tarifas se halla archivada en las oficmas de la Comision de Ser vicios Publicos en asi como en cada municipalidad incorporada afectada que tenga servicio de Southwestern Bell Telephone En el pa la Comision ha sostenido que toda tarifa se halla sujeta a cambio toda vez que Southwestern Bell Tele phone Company solicite nuevas tarifas El tegistro de esta larifa pero no en forma las pro puestas de aumentar las tanfas por servicios de cen trales de larga distancia intraLATA y por servicios de linea privada mterLATA entre centrales incluyendo servicios de centrales externas asi como las propuestas de reducir ciertas tarifas de servicio de Aviso a los clientes de orras comparios de teletono El registro de esta tarifa pero no en forma li las propuestas de aumentar las tarifas por servicios de larga distancia inlraLATA y por servicios de linea privada intraLATA entre centrales incluyendo ser vicios de centrales externas asi como las propuestas de reducir ciertas tarifas de servicio de acceso Los cambios en dichas tarifas tambien afectanan a los cli entes de otras compamas de puesto que dichas compahias proporcionan ciertos servicios de acuerdo con las tarifas especificadas en los aranceles tarifarios de Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Aviso a todos los clientes con respecto a los cargos de acceso y a determinados cargos nuevos de servicio Al registrar esta Southwestern Bell Telephone Company tambien propone reducir cieitas tarifas de acceso que se les cobran a clientes como Com MCI y otras compahias de larga dis La consecuente reducclon de ingresos se piensa compensar por medio de dos cargos nuevos de servicio cargos por pago atrasado que se aplicarian solamente a usuarios y cargos por ciertos servicios de tales como verificacion de linea ocupada ademas de la estimulacion de los ingresos por cargos por servicios de acceso En vista de que en caso de otorgarse esta parte del arancel tarifario regis su efecto real en los ingresos de Southwestern Bell Telephone Company seria igual a esta pro pone que la Comision tramite dicna parte de la tarifa en forma expeditiva sin esperar la Orden Toda persona que desee intervenir o participar en el presente proceso debe notidcar a la Comision lo antes Las solicitudes de participation o informacion deben dirigirse a Public Utility Commission of 7800 Shoal Creek Suite 400N Texas Para obtener mayor informacion debe llamar a Public Utility Commission Consumer Affairs 512 o 512 4580227 o al 512 4580221 si requiere teletipo para personas con impedimentos de Southwestern Bell Telephone ;

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