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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas TV report causes call for reform AUSTIN AP The newly ap pointed chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee have called for judicial reform following a network report on contributions by lawyers to the campaigns of Supreme Court justices Houston Judge Thomas designated by Bill Clements as the successor to Chief Justice John said Texas justice should not be for nor should It appear to be for Mike said the justices involved in the television show all Democrats should The controversy drew the scrutiny of CBS 60 Minutes show Sunday who is retiring from the bench to help lead a reform movement to change the way Supreme Court justices are was Interview ed by CBS as part of the He called the elective system of Supreme Court justices outrageous Large contributions to justices campaigns by a Pennzoil lawyer came under fire after a state district court awarded Pennzoil billion in its highly publicized lawsuit against Texaco When Texaco appealed to the state Supreme the high court refused to hear arguments in the case To restore public confidence in our we must have judicial reform Reform means changing the method of selecting Phillips said Reform means limiting the sue of campaign contributions made to judges 1 will work to restore the publics faith In the integrity of our judicial system by advocating change and by limiting my own campaign donations to reasonable amounts from a broad base of he said Toomey said Justices C William Ted Robertson and Oscar Mauzy looked more like a collection of desperadoes from the Gallery than members of the Texas Supreme Court The national audience watching Minutes could not believe their eyes and ears The story line was crystal clear Campaign contribu tions arv influencing judicial deci sions That is an absolute outrage an Toomey said He said judicial reform should txa top priority of the IWJy Legislature are becoming the laughingstock of the nation he said What a zoo Action must tx taken Responding Mauzy said Toomey is in no position to make such charges Mr Toomey didnt appoint me to this court The people of Texas elected me to it 1 intent to live up to that contract with the people of this state Mauzy said As for Toomeys allegation that Maun and the others looked like Maun said Hes in a belter position to know what desperadoes look like than 1 am since 1 assume he looks in the mirror every morning to shave In June the State tommission on Judicial Conduct publicly rebuked two justices Kilgann and Ray or a variety of alleged ethical of tenses mostly involving improper contacts with lawyers who had cases before the court Both judges denied any wrongdoing and Kilgann tin mediately announced for reelection New Texas 1987 PageS Television Los USA KMOL KLRN KBVO 03 KRRT CD Happy of Life Too Continued Silaril t on TV Andy Charlie a Star Oama de 7PM Growg ov Night nly i n River 54 Mr 05 NBA Sanla Claut Trie de 8PM of Wild Part Return of the 3 Sons Donna Improper un in Rtld on La Noche de lot ShOWMM 87 Chise North g Uov Sothern I a Star It Banda dil Polvo Allen Times 3 10 lo World Sign Benny Stan Hard it Donna Part and Race Iron Country Back In Dear Abbv Bouquets and Brickbats Are Tossed Abbys Way Horoscope DKAR RKADKRS Carole in recently criti cized me for trying to help my renders too and entertain them too She warned If you become just another column of safety you might bore your readers to the point where they wont read 1 thanked Carole for the and invited my readers to let me know what they liked and didnt like about my heres the the had and the ugly DKAH A Ive hven reading iu in Tht Houston Inst for viiirs and think you provicitgenu inely inulltKPiil to also common prohitms 1 like the way you allow other people to their when they disagree with you I the lung reprints and because Ive read them before 1 dislike tirades againM smokers and eupe who dont write thank you notes 1 the letters Vuin jerks and busy and 1 the way you tell them off CATHY UKAK ABHV If Carole wants entertainment let her read the tuirucs or watch Hee but dont change yuur column I have been many by your insight and suggestions 1eo pie may stop reading it if they are but they will surelv stop writing to sou if they think their plea for or their sharing of a moving will be Used for entertainment NORM A K Ft DKAK ABBV I agree completely with arole When 1 see a column tull ol dry and lengths and lips 1 never read it And 1 never read vour columns when they have or debates about who thorcd a poem Nor do 1 care about round robin or someones pet peeve about the Kngllsh language feature advice not literary forum S K FROM DKAR ABBY You What dont you like about my column Nothing What do you like about my Everything I like your writing I respect yuur judgment and I love your I appreciate your good oldfash ioned horse sense and I trust your advice Dont change a I read The Seattle Times mainly for Dear Abby WILLIAM SEATTLE DKAR ABBY Our family agrees that you are going overboard with safety and better living We get plenty of those Your column is getting Please stick to the human events tormat that we have enjoyed for years in the Los Angeles OLANDER AND FAMILY DKAR ABBY Carole of doesnt speak for me or the majority of your Your column has never bored As a teacher for 30 Ive heard your columns discussed repeatedly among my colleagues and Your caring and good sense come whether youre giving help or And 1 dearly love your excellent recipes 1 appreciate the versatility of your Youve become a real friend over the years YOTOUR IN VIRGINIA DKAR ABBY You would do well to listen to Carole I am completely turned off with all your safely tips and help columns I just like to be KITH DKAR ABBY Please dont change a thing I am M years ami although Ive never written to Ive read you for years and have learned a lot from Keep up the good work VIVA RAMSKY TEXAS Write lo For a unpublished send u stamped envrlupr lo Bun All correspondence is B Stella Wilder 8 Born you are a No 1 candi date for success in business and high finance You drive a hard and you know how to make a little money go a long way You also know how to make a great deal of money work for you at all times You are a and you have a deep and sincere interest in the wellbeing of other people You are generous and and you will no doubt lend both time and money to a variety of humanitarian causes You have been blessed with a sense of humor and the ability to please peo ple in a variety of situations You will no doubi be the recipient of numerous honors in your and you are in variably the life of any party You do have your serious and often fal victim to sudden bouts of depression Also born on this date are Jean composer James Thur and To see what is in store for vou to Four men sentenced in fraud case SAN An ex ecutive for an airplane parts manufacturer one of four men sentenced in a fraud case screamed and was removed for medical care after his prison term was handed down A federal judge on Monday sentenced Antoine Haddad a yearold naturalised IS rum to three years in prison Haddad fainted and then began moaning crying and 1 in going to after I1 S District Judge Kd Prado sentenced him Emergency Medical Service technicians removed Haddad for medical care His who ran to his side after he yelled over and over again He doesnt deserve tins coworkers and family members broke into tears in the courtroom product manager for Donallco was one of our IMS Angeles men sentenced by Prado He also was to serve five years probation after the threeyear term The judge then sentenced company president William Allred to five years in prison and five years proba tion Soren supervisor of new and chief engineer lxu Milhous each received three years Prado ordered all the men to help the government in locating any of Californiabased Donallcos spare located in Department of Defense that may not meet contract Allred and Haddad were also ordered never again to conduct for profit business with the govern The two and the company itself were convicted by a jury of fraud charges involving sale of bootleg airplane parts Prosecutors claimed the govern ment contracted with Donallco to purchase unused surplus whuh the government inspected and approved the government Donallco then provided manufactured duplicates from elsewhere that had not been in Although Donallco is a parts it was acting as a middleman in this particular tran prosecutors alleged In a written Allred said the newly manufactured parts his company sold the government were as good and belter than unused surplus and are still being used with no problems on Air Force air craft The prosecution of this case has been a total waste of taxpayers money The government has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers dollars prosecuting and destroying a small company and its employees because the company saved the government money rather than charging the government the higher prices the government is used to pay the statement read in Prado allowed Allred and Haddad to remain free on bond pending ap peals Prosecutor Ray Jahn re quested a hearing later to determine if Allred should be allowed to be free during his appeal Attorneys for Haddad and Allred said appeals will be filed on behalf of their clients ATTENTION FARMERSRANCHERS Kittle Petroleum Wholesale Distributor of Phillips 66 and Texaco Petroleum Diesel Kerosene 1 and I Now serving New Braunfels and I Comal County find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph Let your birthday star be your dailv guide 9 SAGITTARIUS 21 You may feel the need to save your energy and keep plans under wraps to By days the ball is in your court CAPRICORN 19 It is in your best interest to be and direct in all things Avoid a vague or indifferent approach AQUARIUS 18 Changing circumstances today may require that you alter your approach to routine problems Ingenuity is PISCES 19March You can expect perhaps more than your share of ups and downs today You should avoid making decisions at this ARIES March 21April 19 Lend assistance to others when it is needed today You may find that being of help is unusually satisfying at this TAURUS April 20May 20 Though a difficult family issue may seem to be resolved a longterm solution has not yet been found Stay alert GEMINI May 21June 20 You should avoid frus tration today despite setbacks and an earlymorning change of CANCER June 21July 22 You will likely fall victim to your own practical jokes if you are not careful LEO July 22 Care must be taken today when dealing with machinery and medicines Be sure to follow all directions VIRGO 22 Ten sion at home should be alleviated to allowing you to concentrate more fully on work and LIBRA 22 You come into contact with a good many influential people Be sure to put your best foot SCORPIO 21 An unusual opportunity pays off when you get the show your true colors and demonstrate 1917 tinned 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