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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions OAVI iWferwrf JIM MvHtglnt Editor Bivo peaoo a ohanoo Rtcan President Oscar Arias has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward a lasting peace in Central America and the Reagan Administration is Did the presidents cabinet and the president think George Shultz or Ronald Reagan was more deserving Or is this a simple case of sour grapes Interviewed on the Public Broadcast Systems News Hour Arias made several cogent Including a clear statement that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega uses the existence of armed contras to Justify his Marxist economic system and repressive military Without the Arias Ortega would have no good reason for what he has Arias seems to be saying that Central American heads of state can better deal with Ortega on their own There is no reason to think there will be a blood bath if United States aid to the freedom fighters is interrupted un til 7 or even later than There is nothing that says contra rebels cannot withdraw and allow Arias peace plan the time in which to The Central American countries deserve peace and the right to bring that about without pressure from the United President Arias and the other heads of state could then tell Ortega you have no more Marxist experiment is your country is surrounded by democratic nations that will not tolerate export of your Work with us or be To borrow Nancy Reagans we could do worse than allow Central America of their own just say no to The hypocrisy of intervening in Central American affairs to the extent that we underwrite rebel forces in Nicaragua will do nothing but fuel the feeling that the United States is trying to control the decisions of democratic nations that simply want to try their own plan for The Nobel committee chose to recognize that plan by giv ing the peace prize to He deserves our support and a chance to Justify that In this Ronald Reagan should be happy with whatever recognition he can get as a supporting actor in the Other views Tht Why not move Mardl Gras to Cleveland Or the Indy 500 to Phoenix It would make about as much And there are school officials in Austin and Norman who actually have managed to keep straight aces this week when they discussed the prospect of taking the Texas Oklahoma football classic out of What they carefully sidestep is that this game is synonymous with downtown Dallas pep walks down the State Fair Midway and Meet you beneath Big The TexasOU football game and Dallas have been happily mar ried for 58 To break up that union now would destroy one of the greatest traditions in college The DaUas Morning News The prison problem The announcement that state of ficials are planning to build twice as many towrisk prisons than original ly planned indicates that someone is finally understanding the magnitude of the problem here in Prisoner crowding and a lack of bed space has forced officials to create a revolving door situation in the Texas prison One prison board member acknowledged that as many as new beds will be needed just to stay even with pro jected inmate Hes right to point out that senten cing has become a Joke in Inmates are serving an extremely small portion of their and good time is being used as a method of crowd control rather than what It was intended to The prison system originally had wanted to build two but settled on four convict This is a good But there is a growing need for many more prison We can only hope this is Just a start to an ongoing prison construction pro Lufkin Daily News Accept trade agreement That trade negotiators for the United States and Canada were able to reach a lastminute agreement before an 4 deadline on a new trade treaty Is good news for both The proposed the result of two years of difficult could create a gigantic free trade zone for both countries by eliminating tariffs and other border Both sides would benefit from more although Canada already Is the thirdlargest customer of the United States and the United States buys 70 percent of Canadas this treaty is not yet It Is threatened by protec tionist elements in the Con gress and by some heads of Cana dian provinces who fear the United States has gained too much from Canadian negotiations and Prime Minister Brian This treaty should be approved by Congress and signed by and their counterparts in It is a handsome piece of work by both sides and could set an example or the rest of the El Paso Times ttoraldZtltung Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New BraunfeU 707 Landa or P O Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WRENCE Office Manager SAND1HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYL McCAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MA GGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Discount earner delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six me Mail outside Texas six Hi one If yam have wot received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call M59144 or 6581900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas THl 10 VICTORY IN MUCUWR CRUSIO THL IRAWAN NAVY IN THt Mmt of mi KEPT THt CONTWK PWCHCCKS ING A FEW MONTHS TMWt A Menw PIUVK iM IT Analysis Why do Washington reporters always shout By CHRISTOPHER CONNELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Grown men and women are shouting at President Reagan at the top of their They do it for a Demonstrators Its become the standard closing scene at Reagans infrequent news The goodnatured chief executive gets the of ficial Thank from a wire service but before he can retreat out the door of the East Room at the White the reporters are on their badgering Reagan for one last word It even takes place at He may enter the Rose Garden or the Roosevelt Room to the strains of Ruffles and but he often beats a retreat to a chorus of questions from the folks behind the ropes with the cameras and boom Reporters themselves wince at the negative image created by such beamed into millions of American living But they say the blame rests with Reagan and his who have sharply curtailed opportunities for the press corps to engage the president under more civil George press secretary to Lyndon Johnson in 196465 and now Lucius Nieman Professor of Journalism at Marquette Universi I very definitely put the blame on the White The press corps acts the way It does because all the regular channels of access to the presi dent have been cut Reedy But Stephen a Institution senior fellow who has written extensively on mediagovernment said that doesnt excuse the behavior of the reporters who act like unruly The Hess is largely confined to the White where television sets the When people talk about the Washington press corps theyre really just talking about the White House press Lou White House correspondent for The Washington We print Journalists rely on these TV Its easy for us to stand back and but the fact is sometimes thats the only Reagan comment we This is a president who makes a deliberate practice of communicating through oneor twominute photo who doesnt hold news as almost all his predecessors in the modern era Cannon If he were readily there wouldnt be a need to shout he Terence White House correspondent for The Associated 1 dont think anybody likes shouting at the What we would like is more opportunities to talk with him than we now enveloped by controversy over the IranContra has held only two news con ferences this year and a total of 40 in W months The last was In Venice at the end of the economic summit In When the news is they dont want htm out said Bill senior White House correspondent for CBS News Hes not com fortable with news Hes much more comfortable delivering quips and Plante said he discovered covering candidate Reagan in 1976 and that he couldnt walk by a question and he was a little hard of hear ing That meant reporters had to speak or If he was a little distance you had to Reagans propensity to fire off a quick answer keeps the press corps primed to peppering him with questions Sam Donaldson of ABC who has gained fame as a fierce questioner In 10 years on the White House The president wants to answer questions He always by I dont have time for any Ill take no And then he proceeds io answer Donaldson said Reagan Is not a 5yearold who must be sequestered and guarded and protected from the awful bully boys of the Mike Royko Does the Lord read Harold Bobbins novels The Jerry FalweU now says that Jimmy Bakker is the greatest scab and cancer on the face of Christianity in Those are harsh considering all that lit tle Jimmy is alleged to have done is seduce a young loot his ministry of millions of dollars and maybe grope some guys in the steam So whos perfect FalweU is upset because he took over PTL and tried to straighten out all the financial but his plan didnt satisfy a federal bankruptcy So FalweU has resigned and predicts that little Jimmy might soon be back running the combina tion religious resort and amusement leading the faithful down the water This prospect disgusts but I dont understand Judging from his news it is clear many of the PTL faithful still admire Jimmy and his wifs and dont care much lor some of the angry flock recently spotted FalweU in the PTL hotel lobby and gave him a terrible fright when they chased him into an FalweU seems to have overlooked the fact that most of the people involved io this drama have come out in reasonably good Jessica for the abused young church In baring her soul and breasts in Playboy she said she is at last feeling good about herself after her unsatisfactory introduc Uon to sex by little Among her reasons far fesiing Im is the to II million the magazine paid Im not saying the indignities she endured in that Miami hotel room can be undone by But according to a cover story in Time a startling new survey shows that the vast majority of American women say their rela tionships with men are And unlike Miss all most women have to show for their unhappiness is a sink full of Then there are little Jimmy and and all they have As every marriage counselor will tell if a marriage is to couples must work through their They have to forgive understand weaknesses and accept thai there wiU be differences of If that is and any talk show host will assure you it Jimmy and Tammy should be admired for the way they have tried to resolve their marital Wife Tammy was troubled by the need to eat too engage in shopping pep pills and carry presumably in a lewd with a gospel singer who had shaggy Husband Jimmy was troubled by the need to squander other peoples fling himself atop a church secretary the stories make googoo eyes at some of his more attrac tive fellow Some couples might have found even one of these problems Inaurmountsble But after only a few Jimmy and Tammy are able to say that their marriage is now stronger than Us ever and they are more geldaroed loving and caring Tammy has made a new record and remarkable eyelashes look even better than especially when she flaps them at Jim And who has never beamed more fondly at says he is ready to come back and resume his role as spiritual The recoveryof their marriage should be an inspiration to money decent Chris tian couples As or their PTL as 1 said in in terview after they teU of their abiding fondness for Jimmy and And of their distrust for And who can blame them FalweU cant even speak to tongues and is not adept at the laying on of 1 refer to the laying on of hands in the religious not in the Jessica Hahn Since Its their money thats been emhstfled or it seems only fair they be preached to by the squanderer or embezzler of their As one of the PTL faithful said Im sure the good Lord has a plan lor aU of Its an theologkal concept that this entire epic Jimmy and Jimmy and the Jimmy and the Tammy and the Tammy the Tammy that elevator Lard Mayhe U all pert of a plan by the
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