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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Back in time New Braunfels July Black woman refused service in restaurant AP Entering the Belvoir Restaurant in southwestern Virginia was like stepping back into the racial turmoil of the says a black woman who claims restaurant owners Roy and Patricia McKoy refused her service last year because of her The already are under court orders to serve are being sued for discrimination by three black women in front of news cameras and tried to enter the restaurant last Attorneys for the McKoys told a federal court jury on Wednesday their clients were made victims of a staged media event when Lori Jackson and her Denise Johnson and Debrah showed up at the Following the restaurant the residents of Prince William filed suit in District Court in where an allwhite jury of two women and four men could call for an injunction against the McKoys and award unspecified damages to the A decision in the case was expected The 30seat located about 50 miles southwest of has been the target of court actions since when a federal judge ordered the McKoys to stop discriminating against blacks and to place a sign in their place saying everyone would be served regardless of race or Also on display at the restaurant has been a sign saying the court unconstitutionally forced us to serve people we do not want to several witnesses Roy was found guilty of failing to comply with the order in 1974 and again earlier this He was sentenced to short jail terms both Defense lawyers portrayed the McKoys as owners of a Mom and Pop operation who have been the targets of media harassment in their widely reported Lori Jackson said on the stand Wednesday she went to the restaurant aftef a call from lawyer Victor who had in turn been called by Washington television reporter Jim Upshaw rekindled publicity when his crew showed up at the Belvoir on at which time McKoy said the restaurant was closed and that coffee would cost a The media descended on and now theyve become national attorney William Beeton The question is not whether anybody has been discriminated but whether this is a staged media The women claim the events of last 7 were part of longstanding policy at the and that they suffered emotional distress and It was like being hit in the face with a ice taking me back to the Jackson her voice breaking with emotion on the I saw the I couldnt believe Patricia McCoy that she turned the three women away only because reporters and a camera crew were behind Several black area residents took the stand to recount times they had been turned allegedly because of their while whites from the area testified on behalf of the On Glasberg asked the McKoys about transcripts of testimony in the 1967 and 1974 cases in which they were quoted as saying they would not serve I dont remember all this Roy McKoy Glasberg also introduced a letter McKoy sent in 1974 to District Judge Oren along with the attorney general and president of the United saying he was entitled to liberty and the pursuit of which does not include the dark I told them what I McKoy said Peso devalued to help economy Minorities challenge teacher skills tests TYLER AP The state NAACP arid two other along with 14 college have filed suit in District asking that a skills test for potential teachers be abolished because it allegedly robs minorities of the right to The suit contends that the Pre Professional Skills which is given to college sophomores who plan to be is an effort to keep blacks and Hispanics out of the teaching The skills exam tests the potential teachers in reading and Those who do not pass are not allowed to take upper level education but they are allowed to keep taking the test until they The lawsuit challenging that test was filed last Friday on behalf of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored the GI and the League of United Latin American Citizens as well as 14 college Jose a lawyer with the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Educational whose lawyers represent the said the test does not take into account a students overall grade point Garza said the cutoff scores on the teacher test were Education Commissioner Kirby We dont think it the test is culturally We are sympathetic with the but disagree with the directives they are he told the Tyler Morning We are concerned that we have a significant number of minority studentsthat are unable to pass the Garza said his group had tried to resolve the matter with the State Board of Education at its last regular meeting but was Kirby said board officials had been meeting with MALDEF and the attorney but we will not compromise our The teacher skills test was part of a major reform package ap proved by the Texas Legislature last MEXICO CITY AP In a bid to arrest a deteriorating the government has slashed the value of the peso by 20 ordered reductions in the massive and vowed to reduce barriers to foreign Actions spelled out Wednesday night in an unusual news conference by the governments three top economic officials were some of the toughest measures taken by the yearold administration of President Miguel de la The moment is difficult and has generated uneasiness and un certainty in some groups of the said Jesus Silva the finance Carlos Salinas de the budget said A problem like the one we are facing demands acting on all without ex internally as well as ex to reduce the social impact which the crisis Private analysts recommended tough actions by the but most had hoped they would have been put in place months Many observers believe the government avoided taking any harsh steps until after the July 7 national The devaluation of the peso was the sharpest since December 1982 when the economy was mired in a deep Silva Herzog said todays value of the controlled peso will be nearly 280 pesos to the compared to Wednesdays fixing of about 233 Earlier this month the government devalued the peso in the tourist market in an initial effort to calm wild fluctuations that have driven it to record lows against the Its value in recent days has ranged from 370 pesos to the dollar to as much is 400 pesos along the Mexican officials have become increasingly alarmed about the direction of the economy because of the weakening lower oil high inflation and sluggish demand for its nonoil Mexico owes roughly billion to and other foreign and depends largely on oil sales to bring in enough foreign revenue to pay interest costs on its A who spoke on condition he not be said the new measures will slow the and probably increase adding to in the short At the current in flation would be more than 50 percent for the The analyst said the actions also should lower the prices of Mexican goods sold overseas which will make them more On the other importers of foreign goods would pay Salinas de Gortari said the government would immediately cut spending to save ISO billion or about this year and more in To accomplish he said nearly all Cabinet departments will shut down some operations and cut costs in The number of aides and even to Cabinet will be Hector the commerce said the government will speed up the pace at which it lowers barriers that protect its industries from foreign It will change its current import permit system to a tariff he The Mexican economy is highly protected from foreign Critics say that keeps prices By letting in more foreign protected industries will be under pressure to be more by reducing prices or improving Texas Hill Country Peach Ice Cream K To make this ice cream the fresh Texas Hill Country Peaches are not frozen before mixing with the rich That allows more time for the cream and peach flavors to blend giving this ice cream its extra rich The best taste of summer is now available exclusively at your neighborhood the supply is The HEB creamery uses only the seasons best peaches tor this very special Texas So special the Governor of Texas declared Texas Peach Ice Cream Enjoy Shultz primes Mexico for Reagans visit MEXICO CITY AP Drug Central America and other issues straining relations were on the docket of Secretary of State George Shultz in his meetings with Mexican leaders here today after arriving to begin preparing for President Reagans expected No formal agenda was released for the fifth annual bilateral meeting between top and Mexican of but a State Department spokesman in Washington said illegal immigration also would be an important along with officials from the Treasury and Commerce departments as well as the trade was scheduled to arrive this morning and travel directly to a private meeting with President Miguel de la A series of conferences with the of ficials Mexican counterparts was scheduled for the rest of the with Shuta due to leave Friday morning after a breaMast Relations beween the two nations were severely tested test February with we kidnapmurder of special narcotics agent Enrique Camajrpa Saiazar in officials first said the Mexican government did not act quickly enough to apprehend the Members of Reagan ad teetoteg FW Director William since have ap plauded Mexicos efforts to combat cultivation of marijuana and while saying there remains room for Raids by law officers in seven Puerto Rico and Mexico on Tuesday led to the arrests of 120 people in a crackdown on a Mexican drug connection that authorities said had pumped heroin into the United States for two The Reagan administration has also been critical of Mexicos refusal to condemn Nicaraguas Sandinista Mexico is a member of the Contadora Group along with Colombia and Panama which has been trying for more than two years to negotiate a peaceful settlement to problems in Central During a visit to Mexico earlier this month Vernon the new ambassador to the United said of the two nations There are certain dif ferences that are You Mexico have your principles and your interests and we have De la Madrid and who traditionally meet once a tot met in May 19W when the Mexican president visited fee White The State Department who would not allow himself to be quoted by said a date and location So Good youd come back for expected Mexican trip SAVINGS BONDS Paying Better Than Ever
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