New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 14, 1987, Page 4

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August 14, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas DAVE KRAMER, Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE, Managing Editor Page 4    Herald-Ze/funy    New    Braunfels.    Texas    Friday    Augusta    t98>7 Editorial _________________________ Did the leak achieve the desired effects? Reports that City of New Braunfels public' works department employs Mexican nationals who have not registered properly for work permits or attempted to become legal reidents or citizens are overblown. The pronouncements that as many as three men were employed as sanitation workers might have meant something more it there was an overt conspiracy to cover that fact up. But the news of the workers' status came out of the public works department, which now faces an allegation by our mayor pro tempore that one employee is paid for fulltime chores when he actually works only about half an eight-hour day. Perhaps had there been more legal residents or legal citizens willing to collect our garbage the jobs would have been tilled by other than short-sighted Mexican nationals. In any event, the cure wound up being that one man left his job and went along his way while two others are working toward legitimate alien status and. possibly. U S. citizenship. That was the real news. It was inappropriate for the city to employ illegal aliens, but all employers under new immigration law are supposed to make a good faith effort to not employ such people, and if they do. to afford them the chance to become legal It would seem there are strategic leaks out of city hall designed to divert attention from other shortcomings or ac tivities rather than accentuate the positive that could come from a city service that employs quite a few hispanics. Wouldn't helping these men keep their jobs and benefit under our new law have been a more newsworthy thing than alluding corruption in the public works department" To paraphrase, leaks from our city staff members seem akin to protesting too much Analysis Jackson, Schroeder win in a losing effort eno •kson and Hies An AP News Analysis By JONATHAN WOLMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP lr wouldn't be politic to write on the chances of Democratic presidential hopefuls Pat Schroeder or Jesse Jackson being elected next year but it s tempting to wonder jus: what the\ re really up to Symbolic candidacies ’ They both deny it I have the numbers to '.yin claim Jackson I think America s i back a woman ' says Hep Schroeder D-Colo I- America ready to elect or a yeoman to the presider! party delegates bel lev Schroeder can 1 be cit won t be nominated Jackson and Mrs Schroeder stole the shove recently when they joined tour announced candidates be tore I *HM» liberal organizer- in Chicago * I think tnere s a very strong wave OI support in tin- group tor Jackson because he stands tor the kind of issues and policies we re all about said David Gordon ut New York But obviously there s some concern about whether he could get the nomination, so people may be looking for a fall-back candidate Jackson and Mrs Schroeder both know that the tall-back candidate i-likely to be a white male so is an exhausting campaign a waste ot time and money'* Probably not Bach may gain by losing By running a credible presidential campaign Jackson a civil rights activist who ran in 1984 can at least liaise the v isibility ot Ins libel a1 Kambow ( oa I it ion and draw at ten lion to such issues as black tamdv problems and racial discrimination in pro sport - Strengthen the roles ut himself and his minority supporters vMthin the patty Lay firmer claim to th** nickname he got in a Washington Post story headlined "On the Hood with the President ot Black \menca Schroeder speaks ut her potential candidacy with confidence I ve had 15 years on the Armed Services c ommittee I y e been head ut arms control I'm senior woman in the House the eight term con gresswoman told ABC - Good Mot' rung America •We have seen Cory Vjuino We have seen Mrs Thatcher win tor tin third time We ye seen all sorts of countries do that anti I think America - every bit a- progressive.' she says Mrs Schroeder. bv running a credible campaign could at least expect To demonstrate that the 14H4 failure ot Geraldine Ferraro wa aberral ion To advance women s rights vour employer said It - your h or your jot) imagine how that I eels, she said in supporting a parental-leave bill be I ore the Hous< small Business subcommittee Mrs Schroeder insists her- woui< be no symbolic candidacy I w ill not run as Tinkerbell sh says Bullet people are ready tor it or I don I want any part or it in thy Gov. Bill Clements Governor's OHice State Capitol Austin, Texas 7871 1 State Sen Judith Zafhnm Capitol Station P 0. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 U S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg Washington, D C 20510 U S Sen Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bldg Washington, D C 20510 State Sen. William Sims Capitol Statior P.O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D C 20500 U S Rep Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) United States House of Representatives 1713 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20515 U S Rep Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House Washington, DC 20515 State Rep Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives P O Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769 Reagan didn’t say what he would have done An AP News Analysis By W DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON XI* Nine month* atter I first went un the air to discuss the IrarH ontr crisis President Reagan is ’’till trying to n*« * die what he has said about trading arms for hostages with what • e did about it And Ins explanation is still that lit1 let his ta rule his head In a televised speech in which lie said gove ment xx ii! never Im free* ut hum.in hopes yyenknesses and enthusiasms Reagan acknowledged Wednesday night that some of foibles that led to the lr.»n Contra de I nu .*•    < his ow n I let my preoccupation wirh the hostages trude into areas where it didn t belong ta -rile linage the reality ot American- rn chains deprived «»i their freedom and tan it far from home burdened my thoughts T*.i-a mistake ’ That image had burdened bis thought- tot long time In June 1485, alter an emotional meeting i Chicago with families oi Americans held on . jacked TW \ plane in the Middle I as' Reug. la* region ink id murderers and bart arums i- W thin two months sen or Natl tutu ii oi I n ulls had st** iii mot lo ti to the plan to ship arms to Ii tmmistration s publu ad vc*. acy obar gu on such sales Reagan and his aides had long listed states would never u ake •rronsts to gam freedom lur ho igued 'hat other nation- should et in selling amis to Iran they cal with elements of a r adit a1 I lent branded by the I tilted Ma arter of terrorism that had intl r mapper s spite the \ oriel w lie •up rh th W fieri news of t to * deal * mkt- a-' fail Reagan first said the story had no foundation" -aid then when he ai Rn >wledger! that I Si arms had been -old to Iran sought to explain it by saying the main purpose was to build a bridge to a possibly more moderate Iranian government of the future We it ut nut trade weapons ut anything el si* tor hostiles nor vmII nm* ho sit id After the Tower commission made it- critical report on the altair in February how* v« i Reagan said My heart and ttiv twst ntent.on-st. 'ell me that is true but tile facts ar ! th* evidence tell me it is not lr !as Wednesday night s|H*ech ti* ; re- lint put it a tittle differently saying that *» a original initiative rapidly got tangle*! up w ti He sal ; ret ary of State George I’ shut!. and scin s.ifv of I retells** ( .(-par Wt*mbergei r>ot?i predicted that the American people would immediately assume this whole juan was an arm- tor hostages deal and nothing more I nfortmutely their predo Hon- were right Im* said hor Hie fust time Reagan * a od th* lr a, t 'ontr a affair a mess saving the need fro sn iTeased cooperation with I orig!**-- may t** the eventual bie-sing in disguise to conte out of the* Iran ('ontra mess i if; the i rue tai issue of the diversion ot arms sa e profits to help Nicaraguan retx-.s tie I ad .It th* new to say He repeated that ti* dido t know a flout It and -ald he should!) t hay*- :»«**n st ne ole* from such knowledge because u- commander in chief in* had th** right ttit* obligation to make my own tie* im on But he didn t -ay what his dr* Mon would have !»een Mike Roy Ro    _____ __________ California freeway shootings explainable When some w lerd C alifornia there - a1 that it could become So now we have to h cia! behavior break-ay -11»«* terrible po-national trend ,ait and see it motor wen a gen eombiruti alltol toss America begin shooting at eachother as they have recently beein doing on the* tamed freeways ol Southern California My gues- i- that tins is strictly a local tad and won t spread across the nation the way say health toods and body worship have Un reason it won t happen can be found in the simple response of Willie Sutton the famous bank robber when he was asked why he robbed banks He said Because that s where the money is It you think ol it that way it makes sense* (or Californians to shoot at each other on freeways because that s where they are They don’t shoot each other on subways or on the street as New Yorkers do They don't have subways and they seldom walk except from the doorway to the driveway Nor do they shoot each other in tavern- since they don t gather in taverns the way we do in Chicago And maybe they’re afraid that they might wound an innocent tern So they realy don't have much choice The on ly tune they have any true communal togetherness is when they gather on their freeways And if one of their many wbackus wants to shoot a stranger that would seem to be ttie best opportunity Another reason this won’t become a national trend is because it probably isn t even a trend in < 'athumia I doubt if if i ma tad Most likely it -chien* # and media by p* The law of average- -ay s that if you have millions of people dr iv Msg on crowded highway -and a certain number of them have guns and a certain percentage ot tho-** with guns arr* a little nut- it s inevitable that a tew ut them will take a -hot at ii stranger Ju-t human nature I guess If happens that recently tile number ut pointless shootings wa- a little highet than nor null Why? Who knows’ Maybe it is the position of the moon or just something to kick the sum mer doldrums Dr it might tie that the law of iverages is compensating tor a dip in the number of shootings last summer Whatever tile causes are flu* few extra shootings soon attracted tile attention of (.'alitor ma s press And it promptly declared that flier* was widespread murder madness-manta on the freeways, which, of course tin* press was proles -lunally obliged to report lins has led strangers caught in t rat tic jams to stare in terror at each other And that ju-t in creases the hysteria since people who are ter rilled really look goofy Just go to a mirroi and pretend to look terrified Se** what I mean So now you have hundreds of thousand- of ter rifled California motorists looking at each other and gasping Holy cow that guy look-homicidal and in* is staring right at me What’ll I do’ Anil the other guy stares back and is thinking “Oh. my God look at that fiendish guy and he s staring at me Help'” We could achieve a similar reaction in Chicago it ->ay th** new spa per* decided to till til* it trout page- w itll blood curdling stor ie- ot routttu* sin tot mgs suiting- eye gouging- and stun kl* king- in taverns If wt* did that —non th** ria Hon would be talking ai»out tile tnurdei madness manta in Chicago - taverns and w** *1 ail is bright ened into sobriety And we d hay** -brink- tossing attout th***meas they are in ( ulifornia for tin- new outburst of anti social behavior It reflects the n* w hopelessness of the American spirit No it is a physiological reaction to the additives in ma— produced beer (»r we could do it with domestic disputes which are common and headlines -en ainmg Another Husband Stabs Wife or Hut ny Scalded with Basta Water tis Wit* Further evidence the experts would -ay of tile disintegration ol the nuclear family No it i- tiu* influence o! the new anti violence codes of TV forcing hostilities to -«*ek other outlets In other word* it you lump enough isolated but similar events together you can create tin illusion of a trend But watch In a week or so the freeway murder madness mama in California will In* over replaced by something new And what will that be" Well they re all so scared of each other, that they will probably hyperventilate get dizzy and -et* spots before their eyes So tin* next batch of headlines will say Dozens more stricken by mysterious California ;

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