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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Analysis j Can Ronald Reagan restore trust An AP AP While House Coffespondent WASHINGTON AP Hes taken hts says hes leaftied his lesson and now is ready 16 move on from the tfanContra You can hardly blame President Reagan for wanting to go forward after three months of but the surprise may be Con gfess Inclination to go Many Democrats joined Republicans In saying Reagans speech Wednesday night was a good start on the road back and helped undo some of the damage hes Senate Majority Leader Robert It went part way while Howell t a member of the Senate committee In vestigating the IranContra said the speech represented a transfusion for But even GOP lawmakers said Reagan must do Lets face the Iran affair Is not yet cautioned Senate Minority Leader Bob And Byrd said Congress will be looking for not just Emboldened by Reagans political House Speaker Jim Is prodding Reagan to reverse course and endorse tax Other Democrats are pressing for compromises on the budget and trade and with the Russians on arms Dole bluntly warned the White House that It better carefully pick Its veto targets lest an easy override make the president appear even A hint of compromise was there between the lines of Reagans He said there were things he wanted to accomplish In his final two years In office and offered praise for his new chief of Howard a skilled bargainer and pragmatlst and far less of an Ideological conservative than his Im hopeful that his experience as minority and majority leader of the Senate erin help m forge a new partnership with the especially on foreign and national security Reagan He did not apologize for his Iranian some had suggested he three times he used the word mistake but he never connected it pronoun such as In a sentence 1 made a his speech was taken as an admis sion he A man Is never more credible than when he ad mits to a and this the president has very manfully done said former John a GOP ally who was chairman of the Tower commission that criticized Reagans per formance in the IranContra Contradicting his previous Reagan acknowledged for the first time he had traded arms for But he couched his admission In words that still suggested he really didnt believe that was the Recalling his earlier disavowal of a Reagan My heart and my best Intentions still tell me that Is but the facts and the evidence tell me It is He was a he of his own compassion for hostages held In 1 let my personal concern for the hostages spill over into the geopolitical strategy of reaching out to I asked so many questions about the hostages welfare that I didnt ask enough about the specifics of the total Iran By his own he was unaware of what was going on around him and confused about whether he approved an arms shipment to Iran In He seemed to blame his lapse of memory on the failure of others to keep Rest theres plenty of record keeping now going on at 1600 Pennsylvania he fexad Guest Column Violence shelter needs support On March the Comal County Family Violence will sponsor its first fundraising A spring fashion show will be held at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church at 33 Howard between ii and 2 Registration will be at the door and is If you are unable to but would like to mail In a see the address Proceeds and donations raised will go to purchase a house for the victims of family violence in Comal Coun Many local merchants will be featuring their spring Beverages and snacks will be provided by local merchants as A brief summary of the goals of the organization will be presented at The CCFVS was Incorporated in July of 1986 and received taxexempt status In To ap proximately has been raised to purchase a house for the In the first six months of the New Braunfels Police Department and the Comal County Sheriffs Department received more than 500 calls of family These figures do not include assault The Hays and Guadalupe county shelters served 32 persons from Comal County In 1985 and many victims must be turned away due to lack of space at those not to men tiion those who cannot get to a shelter due to lack of funds or the inability to coordinate removing the children from school here and relocating in Seguln or San Marcos until they can find an alter native to returning to a violent home Our goal is to open a shelter here in New Once a shelter is a hotline for the victims will be operational 24 hours every as well as emergency transportation and medical Counselingt fdlrthe children of victims will also be pro vided as well as to the husband and The shelter will utilize existing social service agencies In New Braunfels for a good portion of their needs and will not be duplicating any services already Your support and donations are greatly needed and Providing a shelter locally will not only assist the victims of family It will help Improve the quality of life for all residents in this county through the education of the public on this issue and intervention to the repercussions such an environment has on the community as a For further call 6256909 or 6205533 or write to 150 North Suite New Braunfels Mattox thoughtful after execution Will the SMU football scandal have political repercussions By MICHAEL HOLMES Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Bill Clements predicts Ihere wonl be any political fallout from his acknowledg ed involvement in the Southern Melhodlsl University football scan bul some others arenl so Us hard lo see how il would enhance The only question is how much said Richard a pollster and political scientist al the University of In a stale where the governor has relatively weak formal his public standing is Mur ray said He does have to get along with legislators and so If you lose you suf Clements tesllly denied Wednes day that his administration would feel any Im Clements replied when asked if he was worried about possible political effects of Ihe SMU Before taking office In Clements served as chairman of the SMU Board of On Tues he told a news conference lhal he and other university officials decided to continue payments to Senate panel okays opened container bill AUSTIN API A bill that would make it a minor crime to drink while driving has cleared a Senate commit tee with sponsor Bill Sarpalius hoping the ihird Ume is a charm The Slate Affairs Committee sent the measure lo the Senate on an 80 vote Wednesday said a similar bill had been approved by Senate committee in two previous legislative sessions and once was OKd by the full Senate Representatives of Mothers Againsl Drunk Sludenls Against Drunk Texas Texas Medical Texas Baptist Christian Ufe Commission and law enforcement organizalions were among a dozen wilnesses sup porting Sarpalius bill No one testified against Ihe pro which provides a fine of up lo for the offense of drinking while driving This slate will never get serious about drunk driving until we make it against the law to drink and Sarpaiius He added that there ire very few countries in the world that allow drinking and md in spmj the penalty is life in prism but in Texas Us legal to drink and drive SO long as your seat belts on Director Jim 4teis 01 the Pepsrt ol PMbjig Safety WW Texis traffic deaths reached an alBtae Ugh of In and a task force was appointed to bring that figure By im after stronger PWl laws were the number dropped f urtlMyr PBjducjr4oiii 3 some football players after the pro gram was slapped wtlh NCAA penalties in I think what hes done is really call inlo question more vividly than ever his his feel for whal Is and isnl said Charles an East Texas Stale Universi ty political scientist who admits lo being no an of the states only 20th cenlury Republican The governors noled lhal Clements ordered the player paymenls phas ed They say he was part of the not part of the Hindsight gives you a thousand opportunities lo say you should have done it you should have done II He could have grand standed but I think the underlying main factor is that he started the said George Texas Republican Party If you analyze the it looks to me that when the governor went Into lhal Job as SMU he smelled something fishy and said the program is going lo be phased Strake Dements has refused to say much more about the SMU I am not going to talk SMU to he said Ive done all the talking about SMU Im going to The SMU crisis Is the latesl in a series of difficulties Clements has faced since being sworn in on 20 after defeating Democratic Gov Mark the man who had ousted him from the governors mansion in Among them Clemenls sharply criticized White for early release of prison then approved the early transfer of 186 Inmates from prisons to halfway houses as a method lo ease prison overcrowding Clements said ihey will remain under supervi sion longer ihls way While called It early Some legislative critics say Clements broke a campaign promise to avoid further tax increases by en dorsing a bill to continue or two years a billion hike in sales and motor fuel taxes that White pushed through a special legislative session last fall to help balance an oil ravaged state His campaign pledge to sell the million Milsubishi jel lhal White purchased hasnt Clements own appointee to the State Aircraft Pooling Board said lasl week Ihe jel could bring only if a buyer could be Clements said during the cam paign he would quickly persuade lawmakers lo let him deal with the budget crisis by giving him increased power to Iransfer funds between state agencies socalled budget ex eculion authority Thai plan flopped when Ihe Senale voled againsl even debating the Democrals were quick lo say that Clements SMU problems will affecl his since Ihe offices powers are so llmiled by Ihe Con stilution thai persuasion generally is considered a key factor in job per Of course this will affect his credibility with the said Ted A great deal of the force a gover nor has in politics is moral 1 think this erodes your powers with the Legislature and Ihe said Bob Texas Democratic Party White said Clements SMU pro blem raises more Did he have a deep moral committment to finish making these payments or was it hush money White including Bill Hob by and House Speaker Gib bolh said the SMU pro blem wasnt related to government Thats between him and SMU That doesnt have anything to do with state I dont think it has any effect on his credibility at said DFort Worth Republicans said the criticism was nothing more than partisan politics GOP national committeeman Ernest Angelo said Clements simply was telling Ihe facls about the SMU situation of two years Its in the he said the GOP said he didnt blame Democrats for jump ing up on the and theyre go ing to try to milk il for all Ihe political mileage ihey can 1 dont think it has any bearing on his ability as Bill Clements has had a lifetime reputation as a doer and an achiever and an honest man 1 donl see any of lhal chang he said Texas AP After witnessing the execulion of con victed killer Eliseo Attorney General Jim Mattox said he wished there were other ways to deal with violent I have strong reservations about taking peoples but I think society has a right to exact its Mattox said early Wednesday following Morenos ex who has wilnessed all bul three of the 22 executions the stale has carried out since has said previously that at least one inmate should not have been execuled and al leasl three deserve to be off death He has not identified those in But Mattox added he was sorry in mates such as execuled by injection for killing a state trooper in 1983 during a reign of terror in which six people wound up facing such a process and found himself praying while watching Moreno I was ullering a he I frequently do and thats what was taking Asked the purpose of the he replied For strength in dealing with the process and understanding of whats taking Mattox said he wished society would be able to cure the problems of violent I regrel very much that society must be in a position to exact this kind of because it is a very severe Mattox I think for most of us involved in this process It is a painful process in lhal we wish lhal we did nol live in such a violent society On death inmates Wednesday greeted Mattoxs comments with mixed If he really believes what he then he should Jim a death row He has no added Billy another death row Hes got to follow the I think hes always had reserva prisoner Lester Bower said It was one thing to express questions about capital punishment and another to have something done about Mattox said Moreno had commit ted the most egregious set of crimes of any individual whom I have had the responsibility of being involved And yet at the same its very obvious to me that he was ex tremely sorry and repentant for what was taking Mattox con But that does not mean it should not be taking 1 i i BALI MiniBlinds THE NAME TO FOP IN BLINDS 60 OH 7 Best Colors Rhoads Interiors 943 Walnut New Braunfels till Call 6253477 f i cwtajfter 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