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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 A October New Texas Let us have faith that right makes and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand Abraham Lincoln There is no constitutional right for any race to have see James below inions Editor and General Manager Managing Editor Washington Toddy West Germans want their share of commercial technology WASHINGTON AP Arthur at has the perspective of age and rich much of it at the highest levels of His four years in Bonn as the ambassador saw a closing of ranks between the United States and West Looking back to when he took up the Burns recalls the tense debate over installing new the fastgrowing Green Party calling for unilateral disar mament and a hard swerve to the left by the major opposition All this spelled trouble for the United which considers West Germany the bedrock of the NATO Its not said too often but officials have always worried that in its eagerness for the Germans might be seduced by Moscow into a deal or to abandon the alliance for All that has Burns Said during a retirement celebration with some American and German friends TELLING THE ORLP COURT OKISSOFF WAS SO James Kil pa trick There is no right for any race to be preferred WASHINGTON Question Why was Wendy Wygant laid off An swer Because she is The case of Wyant Board of Education is one of two important cases in the field of racial discrimination scheduled for argument before the Supreme Court in coming The other is Firefighters Local 93 City of In each instance the Department of Justice is urging the high court to take steps toward a colorblind First the facts Thirteen years ago the school board of established a new policy on Prior to layoffs had been governed by strict seniority now a racial and ethnic factor would be At no time will there be a greater percentage of minority personnel employed at the time of the The goal was to maintain a certain percentage of minority The consequence was that when reduced enrollments forced Wendy Wygant and nine other white teachers were discharged while blacks will less seniority were In an association of black and Hispanic firemen in 1980 brought a class action against the Almost half the citys population percent was composed of but only percent of firemen who had attained the rank of lieutenant were Over thhe strong protest of the local firefighters the District Court imposed what it called a consent decree giving preference in for four to blacks and In challenging the two plans of racial the Justice Department is asking that the word equal in the 14th Amendment be given a literal The amendment says that no state may deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the In the departments the amendment forbids all legal distinctions based on race or Over the past 30 the high court has refused to accept this color blind view of the H has approved racialbalance busing in public schools it has disapproved employment tests that were found to be culturally The court has reversed verdicts returned by allwhite It has sanctioned setasides of federal construction funds for the benefit of minority the court has appeared to be having second In June in a case involving seniority rules within the Memphis fire the court held that judicial relief should be confined only to those who have been actual victims of illegal We may be approaching a turning point at which broadly based plans of affirmative action no longer will win the courts In any that is the aim of the Justice In its brief in the case of the Jackson the department observes that there was no finding by the school the courts or anyone else that the retained black teachers had themselves been victims of There was only a finding of societal discrimination against blacks in the Such a the department no longer should There should be some link between wrongdoers and their but in the Jackson case there is It violates not only the Constitution but also our basic moral vision to allow a say of Asian descent whose ancestors suffered discrimination in the early history of to attain for that reason a concrete advantage over petitioners in in In asking the high court to put an end to any form of racial the government is going back to a position that ironically was taken 30 years ago by black schoolchildren in the landmark case of Brown Board of The petitioners then contended that the 14th Amendment prohibits a state from making racial distinctions in the exercise of governmental With the two cases pending for argument in the coming we may go full After three decades in which the courts have held that some are equal more equal than it is con ceivable that the moment is at hand when equal will mean There is no constitutional right for any race to be Jusitce William Douglas once He had it exactly Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more in terest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or in ternational that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at ARE 12 VIF OF OPERATIONAL EVe BUT THE PROGRAM TH5 MEMORY PROGRAMSAR550 THE COMPUTER ITS ALLAQUKJIOUOFHOUJMUCHOF YOUR OF MEMORY YOU SAC CLICK POSI JUSTTHIS WPROGMMWY NOW CUCK POSITION 12 as he reflected on the past and tried to predict the A polite he made no mention of the uproar over President Reagans visit last spring to the Bitburg military with its WaffenSS Emotions ran American Jews and veterans made impassioned pleas to shun Chan cellor Helmut Kohls invitation to visit the The West Germans as a matter of national that Reagan keep to his The president went The furor quickly died As Burns looks he sees a few potential causes for concern in the GermanAmerican But the forecast by the onetime Columbia economics professor and presidential adviser is over whelmingly The antinuclear protests have virtually The new missiles are being accepted in West Germany even though they are aimed at the Soviet Union and could make the country even more of a nuclear The Greens are losing members and The partys founders are almost as critical these days of Moscow as of There is still antiAmerican rhetoric in West but it is less To the most im portant change since he was named is a revival of hope among the majority of West German They are hopeful about the he and they will be the businesmen and government leaders of The blips on Burnss radar screerj the West German economy artd tensions over Star Inflation is way down in West to about 2 percent fronvJja range of 5 percent to 6 But unemployment is still around Star the search for aii antimissile probably will spui off rich commercial The West Germans want to ble assured of ther share before they fully commit themselves par ticipating in the programs military Editorial Rap Here is a sampling of editorial opinion from around the state The final flight of Delta 191 The conversations that took place between crew members and air traffic controllers during the final minutes of Delta Flight 191 on 2 are as alarming as they are And they raise a number of troubling questions that the National Transportation Safety Board will need to answer in its final report on the terrifying accident at DallasFort Worth International for wasnt the crew of Flight 191 warned of a thun derstorm that radar showed had been forming for as long as 15 minutes north of the airport Federal officials say two of the weather observers responsible for passing on uptodate weather reports to pilots were at dinner while the storm intensified and moved over the Is one to conclude that such a critically important system is at the mercy of meal schedules Even more why wasnt the crew of Flight 191 told of the tornadolike disturbance that the pilot and copilot of another Delta jet had noticed while landing several minutes earlier Airline officials say they dont know whether the crew of Flight 191 could have been warned in time to avoid the severe But shouldnt an attempt have been made to relay that date to Flight 191 Its hard to believe the crew would have flown through the tornadolike croud if they had known about J Times X School not for children Children with AIDS are the most tragic victims of the Not only are they condemned virtually certain death but they musj also bear the stigma of being 20th century These innocents are the subject a hot and often hurtful controversy between parents and school boards many communities throughout The agony these protests musX cause to the already griefstricken families of the victims can only be It would be far kinder to welcomed these children into the classroom allow them to spend their last among but this cant be Children with AIDS should be kept at have a right to get an but the parents of infected children must realize they have no right to risk the lives of other children in an attempt to make their childrens lives more This is not to say the wholesale AIDS hysteria sweeping the country is We may live with this new plague for a long We must learn to treat the victimi as human beings with a disease and not pathetic better safe than tragically Odessa A merican Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711   

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