New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 25, 1987, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 25, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVE KR AMER, Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE/ Managing Editor Page A Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels. Texas Friday, September 25,1987 EditorialDoes CLACA represent all lake area residents? Canyon lake Area Citizens Association (CLACA) is not an incorporated non-profit organization and apparently has no formal membership roster or dues-paving membership at all. Yet this special interest committee is able to challenge the validity of federal and state permits for the Canyon Dam hydroelectric project, albeit unsuccessfully to date Lois Duggan and Wallace Greene. Canyon Lake residents, are the most pronounced spokespersons for CLACA. They are zealous people, Duggan and Greene And they portend to represent the majority of Canyon Lake area residents, as Duggan puts it, “everyone” in the lake vicinity when it comes to challenging the hydro plant. There has been no general membership meeting of CLACA for months, according to Duggan. There should be one if Duggan. Greene and anyone else intends on actually stopping or challenging Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority’s and New Braunfels Utilities’ rights to enter into the project that is starting up at the base of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam at Canyon Lake reserver. No one can fault Lois Duggan. Wallace Greene or anyone else for doing what they think is right and in their best interests as Canyon Lake residents. But if there is a CLACA. it should have papers of incorporation and the appropriate nonprofit status before it wages a campaign that can (and has* increased the overall cost of an already expensive and bond supported public improvement project such as the hydroelectric plant. If indeed a majority of Canyon Lake area residents are opposed to the project, they could do worse than cast their lot with Duggan and Greene. But if lake area residents turnout to be largely ambivalent on the question of the hydro, or if they indeed support the project, their interests are not being served by acquiescing to a quasi-special interest committee of perhaps two to 200 people. There should be more debate and input from lake residents before their names are used in seeming homogeneity to influence policymakers and government commissions. Before the state’s Public Utilities Commission renders an opinion or other finding about the hydro plant, Canyon Lake area residents who have their own thoughts on the matter should make those thoughts known They should have made them known before now. but for whatever reason a general public perception persists that CLACA speaks for the whole of the lake area. If no person protests or challenges that assumed authority the next issue in which CLACA becomes involved could wind up in a similar repercussion — representational protest on behalf of a constituency that may not really exist And that would be strange irony after this year of anniversary for a national constitution that is supposed to ensure democratic ideals. In the interim, there are too few powerful voices claiming to represent some lo.(HK) people surrounding our county’s lake... Your Representatives_____ Gov Bid Clements Governor's Office State Capitol Austin Texas 78711 U S Rep Lamar Smith United States House 509 Cannon House Washington. D C. 20515 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. Judith Zaffirmi Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin Texas 78711Harald-Zritung by \> o H rn,.,. It I* ll, r .III <tH. 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D C. 20500 State Rep Edmond Kuempel Texas House of Representatives P O Box 2910 Austin Texas 78769 There once was this sharp Chicago alderman who also happened to bt* a crook He took a bribe but was caught and spent six mon ths in a federal prison Only 19 months after be mg released, he asked the illinois Supreme Court if he could please ha\e his license hack The court decided that, yes he had indeed tx*en rehabilatated had paid his debt to society and his character was good enough for him to hang out his law shingle Then there was this criminal lawyer a char ruing fellow and fun to haw* a drink with But he wasn t choosy <tt>out his clients or business associates who were mafia pals transporting stolen mone> orders and he did a year and a half in prison He too assured the st,*te supreme Court that he had mended his wicked ways ami should he a lawyer again And the court agreed Then there was the suburban lawyer politician jailed for extortion and taking payoffs an at tomes who embezzled thousands of dollars from clients a public defender who hustled a bribe from an indigent client a slate lawyer who oh I could go on and on line after another in resent .sears Chicago lawyers hase stolen hustled lied and cheated Then they tell the state Supreme Cour t Dies se become new men and the court forgoes their sins About the only was a Chicago lawyer could permanent!) he disbarred would be to chop up his mom with an axe but es en that wouldn't be a cinch if his mom had prosoked him But this benign attitude doesn t extend to an unusual man named Edward Dish The court says that Loss can t practice law in Illinois It forgives the misdeeds of those I mentioned above and many others But it draws the line at Ed U>s.s And what did Ed Ixias do that was so terrible Mans things and he d be the first to admit it When he was a Chicago teen ager in the l%os he t>ecame part of the drug culture This led to pelts thefts tieing kicked out of high school Ut* mugged another teen ager for ll ami a judge told him it was either jail or the Marines so he joined the Marines He did dope and tmo/e there too and was tx tot od out After that I suppose* you could call him a com plete bum He used heroin drank all he could swallow was a pelts thief and lived in alleys and gutters I despite this self destructs e terrenes Ed Ixiss had one thing going for him Ender tlx* fog of Ii quor and drugs was a high!) intelligent Pram And at the some point in his late 2u s his brain finalis took over He married had kids slx»>k the txxize and drugs ami while living in Col orado became head man in a corporation that ran a ranch a store and a lumber business Then he retured to Chicago surrendered on an old marijuana possession warrant was given probation amt started a new life He founded a successful moving business then decided to do more He enrolled at lx*paul I mversity arn! in 1984 received his law degree He was an excellent student helped tutor a han dicapped student was on the* school law review interned with a federal judge all tfx* while running his business His next step was to practice law lo get a license tx* hail to tx* approved bs the- Illinois Surpreme Court Committee on charac ter ami fitness It was a close call tiecause he had left out some of his unsavory background on his ap plication for law school (if course ll he hadn t left a few things out tie wouldn t hase been ad muted But the committee finalis agreed that Ed la»ss the adult in his late lo s wasn t Hie same person as Ed I Ajss tile goofed up teen ager and dope head in his 20 s Th** Illinois Surpreme Court has a rule It says, in effect that if its character and fitness committee says a guy is ok that s it he s ok It ; their own rule But for reasons nobods understands the Supreme Court decided to violate its own rule for the vers first time And It took it upon itself to decide that Ed l/oss character isn t gcxxl enough for him to practice law in that state liespite the fac t that he s twen off drugs and booze for more than a dozen sears hasn t twen in trouble with the law for longer than that started a business put himself through law school, and told Hie truth a Urn I his background when applying for the license the court sass he lsn t set rehabilitated His mans character witnesses including a fee lei at Judge and law sc bool dean sa) he s fit to practice law so here you hase a man who did something ad mirahle He crawled out of the gutter and remade him***!! Ami tie did it while helping others such as hiring ex cons in his moving business none who have lapsed But now wtien tie s over 40 sears old arx! has tieen straight for IS sears he t told that he s un fit to tie a lawser ties au.s« of bad things fie did when he was 16 and 25 sears old sure he did had things But most of them were to himself He didn t take bribes emtiezzle from clients steal from taxpayers or plot with mafia killers Ed laws s victim was Ed I civs So Hie Illinois Supreme Court seems to tx- say mg that we can trust our legal affairs to polit! clans who stole our money or helped mafia killers hut not to a guy who hurt oms himself and has since done something that s inspira t Iona I Ihat kind of thinking makes me wonder are tfiese Supreme Court justices using some of the substances that Ed Ixias kicked Ho\ku is a I'oluninisl tor I he Chicago Tnhune new spa/x*r His adcfrr.vs is Mike him ho c o Tribune Mesita Sen ices Im K O Bo* ll* t >r I a mkt Ha 3390101 laAnalysis Republican hopefuls beating the bushes... not to mention the nation’s vice president An AP News Analysis By JONATHAN WOLMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AF George Bush keeping a stiff vice presidential upper lip despite some sobering campaign news, was in Milwaukee, .Omaha and goodness knows where else last week on a meal by meal fund raising journey By Thursday in Little Hock Ark lie seemed to tx* getting a little giddy leaving the Fulaski County Courthouse the vice president spotted a dump of potential voters and hounded over a police barricade to shake hands •‘Are you coming back to Razorback coun try*’” one woman shouted “Wooo pig scute,” Bush called hack in hts best hog calling imitation With that, he gave an exuberant thumbs up headed for the airport Next stop dinner in Indianapolis The week began inauspiciously for Bush Eirst. the vice president, who has been leading the GGP field rn presidential polls, had his clock cleaned rn an Iowa GGP straw poll, finishing third TV evangelist Pat Robertson got S3 6 percent of the 4.2UO votes cast by people who paid $25 apiece to attend the Iowa GGP event Sen Boh Dole got 25 percent and Bush 22 per cent Next. Bush forces were rebuffed in an effort to boost their standing in Michigan where Robertson and Rep Jack Kemp of New York have been outmaneuvering Bush in the state which chooses the first delegates to tne 1988 Republican nominating convention Robertson also has made strong showings in South Carolina and Florida Bush's campaign manager. la*e Atwater, call ed Robertson s back to-back victories in Iowa and Michigan just a blip on the radar screen But Bush told reporters “We’ve got some work to do The message to me is just work doubly hard I think we ll do fine but it s a good lesson ” The vice president - due to make his can didacy official next month - hasn t been doing a lot of factory gate campaigning in 1987 Instead he often goes from fund raising lunch to fund raising dinner, roiling up a campaign war chest he puts at about 111 5 million "Nobody s going to out hustle us Bush says • Nobody s going to do more in the precincts or across these states than I am And we ve got to go into the early states so that we come out respectably, and then move into Super Tues day,” Bush said That's the pro Bush strategy Here s an anti Bush scenario Robertson beats him in Michigan where the evangelist's followers have had stunning success in a state where mcxlerate Republicans like Bush have dominated for years Dole the Kansas farm boy, heats him in Iowa Somebody else maybe Kemp beats him in New Hampshire, where Bush stumbled in his 1980 effort to challenge Ronald Reagan The Republican race is thus thrown wide open, except Bush is hi artded a loser before all those millions of dollars can do him any good on Super Tuesday March 8 The other Republican candidates are hoping Jonathan Holm an is assistant bureau chief for AH in Washington ;