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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions Dave Editor alid Publisher Jim Managing Editor Page4A Forum LETTER POLICY The HeraldZeitung welcomes All letters should be sigh ed and Include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the ri glit to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 186 New Texas May BOX If we call the contras freedom what call the Arnericahs who are working as volunteers to help the Nicaraauan people build other small projects in that impoverished Central American A On gambling To the editor Humans generally have a gambl ing We like it and we do In some every day of our t It is could be entire ly harmless and more this could preclude the need for a slate income It should be explained that the game is an amusing ex tremely beneficial to the coffers and much more fun than increased taxa They are successful in other states and apparently as clean as a Sunday school picnic or bingo 11 is not a moral issue at any More initiative and referendum is basic to our govern mental The initiative is a petition telling our elected officials that We the people want a chance lu vote on the Perhaps our own print an ap propriate 1oriii that we can easily sign and mail to the Sate House in Green Thanks for the promo To the editor We would like to thank our newspapers and local radio station for their support in helping us to in form the community concerning Project This is a joint effortbf the three high schools in our county to plan postgraduation parties that will be alcohol and drug Preparations for these events have begun and the enthusiasm is grow Local businesses and service organizations are being contacted for their but we are still short of our financial If there are those whom we fail to reach by phone or or if there are private citizens who would be will ing to contribute to this most wor thwhile donations may be sent directly to New Braunfels Na tional Make checks payable to the CHS and SVHS Pro ject Graduation For more you may call Susan 6251102 after 5 Betty 6256251 or Nan cy Thank you for your Project Graduation Joint Committee Poetry Contest success To the editor The Poetry Contest was a marvelous All 331 poets accomplished a great Our Arts Council wishes to thank you We are grateful to you for answer ing the To the Herald goes a heartfelt You were simply outstanding in the The coverage you provided helped very Winners poems in print added the final The parents and teachers deserve loud Your support and encouragement aided the 1 We acknowledge the task the judges A deep bow to you four is definite ly But who made this contest such a success Its the entrants themselves we want to address Most of all we praise each and every grand You were absolutely great and we hope you know it Jan Kennady 1987 Contest Chairman Greater New Braunfels Arts Council To the people of New Braunfels Once again you demonstrated that you are the most caring people in the May the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and the New Braunfels Lioness Club held their White Cane Day fund raiser for sight Your hearts poured out and our goal of will be Thank Last the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club assisted the needy with almost in sight conser vatino projects Thanks to the Lions and Lionesses of New Braunfels will continue to serve the The Lions eye bank in Austin will receive one third of the funds col lected whilte two thirds will stay right here in New Our club picks up the tab for all materials used in our fund so 100 percent of the money collected will be use on sight conservtion pro Thank you and God Ernie chairman White Cane Day James Kilpatrick Whether black or killed the officer Your Representatives WASHINGTON the figures are disturb Three led by Professor David Baldus of the University of analyzed more than cases of murder committed in Georgia in the They among other that defendants charged with killing white vic Urns were times as likely to receive a death sentence as defendants charged with killing It gives one But the Supreme Court last week looked at the data and in so what Assum ing the validity of the what was their probative value in the particular case of Warren McCleskey a black had murdered a white police officer during the arm ed robery of an Atlanta furniture The appeal raised no question of McCleskeys He had shot the officer in the face with a Neither were there any technical questions about the no questions about the admissibility of the competence of the qualifications of jurors or the in structions given by the After the jury had found McCkeskey the court held a separate hearing to determine the Under Georgia the killing of a peace officer is a aggravating The jury decreed that McCleskey should be put to death for his At this point the Baldus study The scholars had examined every murder case in Georgia in the 1970s in terms of 230 variable fac Out of this mass of data certain correla Andy Rooney tions The raw numbers demonstrated that black defendants who kill white such as statistically have the greatest likelihood of receiving the death penal contended that he thus faced a risk of discrimination so palpable as to violate the Constitutions prohibition of cruel and ususual He argued in addition that so are denied equal protection of the Justice writing for the cor rectly assessed the legal In some areas of the statistical analyses have their If the question involves racial discrimination in public schools or in a work for statistical data are In times defendants have relied upon evidence of the systematic exclusion of blacks from juries to win new The McCleskey case presented no such eviden tiary Guilt is not McCleskey had murdered an officer of the In such cases the Supreme Court specifically has upheld the power of a jury to fix a sentence im posed of And as Powell the sentence imposed upon McCleskey was not disproportionate to the sentences imposed in 13 other cases in Georgia involving generally similar McCleskeys race provided no factor of risk sufficient to upset the Taken to its logical Powell McCleskys claim throws into serious question the principles that underline our entire criminal justice The Eighth pro hibiting cruel and unusual is not limited to capital It applies across the Similar statistical claims could be ad vanced on behalf of other defendants in other Through a process of regression disparities doubtless could be shown in the sentencing of Japanese Hispanics and American Correlations could be demonstrated between defendants and par ticular defense attorneys or In such an effort to establish a violation of due the basic issue of guilt or innocence would drown in a sea of Powell made one more point McCleskeys arguments are best presented to legislative It is neither the right not the respon sibility of the high court to determine ap propriate punishments for particular More than twothirds of the states have made capital punishment permissible for certain Such subject to certain safegaurds and clearly are constitu Beyond determining on a casebycase basis whether these conditions have been appellate courts have no constitutional power to Justice William Brennan spoke for the four dissenters in an emotional review of racial discrimination in Georgia in the Trouble he never could establish the relevance of this history to the case at Warren Mc Cleskey killed a cop in cold My liberal before they leap on Lewis should keep that fact In Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 20500 State Edmund Kyernpel Texas House of Representatives Texas Sweeney United HQWIf of Representatives fieri Jdi William Sims CapitQl Statipn Box 12068 Texas 78711 Bill elements Qff ice state capital 71711 Piui3ramm United States Senate 37Q Russell Seriate Bldg Senator Unite sJ States Senate Senate American breakfast needs a bit of ingenuity We have to rethink breakfast in No one in years has put any thought into the first megl of owr How many times have you read a cookbook or in the Sunday supplement of your newspaper 9 good new recipe for something to have for breakfast Hie recipe writers have run through pan eggs Benedict and blueberry 7 theyre finished with There are re ajspas why we havent paid atten tion te I For one were in i aWf m want We want to put Being creative or looking into new things to doesnt interest people first thing in the mor They dont want to think about They are satisfied with more of the same thing they hao Some people eat the same tfjing for breakfast every day of their I know a man in his 80s who says he has had the same thing for breakfast for m He says he has one soft bpilep pieces of toast and three cups of We got to talking about it and we figured be has eaten 4sen tbojle4 eggs I like orange majroiMe and cof fee btit When not up eating bid soggy croissant or bifcery coffee cake soieJls f sra III ttfeaWast recipes Aftjiher reaspfl cookbooks spend mm ti I one of the great luxuries of Sunday morning is when I feel most sorry for the On special occassions when the kids are I make pancakes or When were alone on a cold winter I make not Directions on the box say it takes half an but it doesnt take more than about 12 you cook it over rice so it ends up The only Sunday morning problem Ive never been able to sojve is getting them to jejiyer two newspapers on just that one I cant figure why Pajnabeiis never pushed as a breaJkfsst Ive never triejj it Ive jjjsi thojgjit abfljit but why WftUWnt eWekejo or with rice or w he blit Whj wouUBt hjs bisaWast md tt wajat ym   

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