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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVi Editor and Publisher WANDA LAS ATE Acting Managing Editor Pace 4 A New Texas December WERE 15 YOUR CONJOMY IT K Mike Royko Boesky still living better than most All things Ivan Boesky got a good deal when a judge gave him three years in prison for being one of the alltime great Wall Street three years is a long time to be out of circulation for anyone who is And the word prison can stir terrible mental images cell doors bleak prison yards being watched by hardeyed guards in predatory gangs abusing and even killing their fellow Or even But thats not what Boesky For one if he doesnt swindle any of his fellow prisoners or create other hell probably be released in less than three And the federal pokey hes probably going to cant be called a In the people who run it refer to it as a The judge who sentenced him recommended that he be sent to the minimumsecurity facility in about 150 miles north of Los This is what hell find life is like when he gets hell notice that there are no In the several welltended acres are sur rounded by a waisthigh Theres really nothing to stop anybody from stepping over it and walking since only five guards are on duty during the day and none carry But because the 600 inmates are all white nonviolent they dont try to Its not their What would Boesky do if he ran head for Beverly Hills and hide out in the luxury hotel his wife owns As he enters the spacious hell notice Guest Column the two tennis volleyball basket ball softball diamond and physical fitness center with five weightlifting Theres also a where he will be able to buy ice cream and other soft stationery and Hell live in a sharing a cubicle with one other The cubicle has a desk and a couple of he will not have a private If he he can wear designer Polo shirts or any other attire he can He cant play a since it might disturb his but he can have his own Hell be required to work an eighthour and will be although considerably less than the millions his insider trading provided Depending on his he might be assigned to the furniture the dairy or given landscaping or janitorial If he doesnt know how to run a milk a cow or sweep a hell be During his free which is hell have a wide range of Besides ten volleyball or pumping he can visit one of five TV rooms where they have all the cable including the Financial News Network so he can keep up with that old fastbuck gang of If he wants mental the local schools send people to teach collegelevel in cluding computers and The cuisine isnt up to Manhattans but it beats a skidrow charity A recent dinner menu included pasta with meat Parmesan garlic squash with cheese a salad bar with croutons and a variety of ice tea and other soft and chocolate cake for dessert If hes not he can just skip breakfast or any other meal and stay in the sack and When hes not his time is his own He doesnt have to sit in his room Until 11 he can go outside and play or jus stroll outside and take in the evening Or he can read books from the regular library or the extensive law library If he wants to sit up all night watching thats too Visitors are permitted Thursday through Mon To make the visits there are out door picnic tables and a playground for children Theres also a visiting room inside that doesnt have any dividing walls or screens of the type seen in prison movies All that and the sunny climate of Southern Im not saying that this compares with Boeskys previous with his Manhattan limo and other luxuries But Im sure there are millions of lawabiding Americans who would gladly trade places with Those who cant get Those who are old and barely surviving on Social Security in a tworoom walkup in a dangerous neighborhood Those who are virtual prisoners in some of the meaner bigcity public housing projects Those who have just had their farms auctioned off It just shows what a great society this is He steals a vast fortune and gets is sent to and hes still living better than millions of Who says this country doesnt reward ambi tion New Year is time to set priorities By JUDITH ZAFFIRINI District 21 State Senator The start of a new year traditionally is a time for new for taking on new responsibilities and setting new many local organizations will be developing their agendas for the planning programs and setting As we strive to prepare our 21st Senatorial District for the 21st I hope that all perti nent organizations will adopt agendas which in clude legislative goals and including a reactivation of legislative Organizations as diverse as chambers of com civic volunteer associations and local groups of elected officials should organize now to have an impact on the 71st Legislature which convenes in During the 1988 numerous task forces and study committees will develop legislation in every subject This is the time that local leaders can influence such proposed instead of waiting to react to bills after they are written In this is the time for us to develop pro posed legislation designed to meet the varied needs and interests of each of the cities and coun ties in District When local leaders reflect unity and commit they are more likely to have a positive im pact on decisions made at the state A case in point is the involvement of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce in working with the State Board of In Working we secured lower minimum insurance rates for outofstate residents who drive on Texas a definite boon for border Equally we persuaded the SBOl to adopt a tourist to add more combined single limit rate categories and to reduce the minimum premium for Our success came because of the united effort of well persuasivve business persons who addressed the problems and questions raised by recent changes in insurance Another success which was achieved with local involvement concerned a proposed change in the Texas Department of Health The change would have been detrimental to our district in that our TDH regional headquarters in Uvalde and others would have been leaving the entire border with only one such office in Working with Uvalde and area we developed a rationale and plan of action for keep ing the office we convinced the Texas Board of Health to alter its Today the TDH regional office in Uvalde is serving our people in These successes demonstrate the importance of involving local leaders with expertise and en couraging them to become active at the state It also demonstrates the effectiveness of a well well executed plan of action Legislative committees can develop such plans with the support of organization Individual involvement also is important and can help secure the safety and welfare of a com During the 70th for numerous residents of our district offered sugges tions for legislation in areas such as juvenile justice and child Many of these became individuals may now propose legislation for the 1989 We can duplicate our successes across the district during the interim and the 71st Legislatures session by taking time now to set priorities and establish the means for achieving our Local legislative committees should meet the challenge to work with us in making a significant impact on the future of our Ideally they should be subdivided by issues areas of concern so more individualized attention can be paid to a particular Developing a viable legislative agenda is as it working closely with elected of My personal commitment is to carry local pro grams designed to meet the varying needs and in terests of every area of our If we all work especially through a districtwide network of legislative com we will increase our effectiveness in preparing the 21st Senatorial District for the 21st Forum Coalition preying on voter fears Editor The residents and property owners In the Canyon Lake area should not be stampeded into voting against Incorporation on 16 by what appears to be a coalition of vested Interests who have personal profits and nearly unrestricted ac tivities at stake real estate water company owners and attorneys who do con siderable business for They are preying on personal fears of tax especially among retired persons living on fixed My wife and I are retired and liv ing on fixed but I am not as concerned by tax creases as I am by a number of other Tax probably will be They might even be off set by a city sales tax which would be partially paid by visitors to the new just as we pay sales taxes when we go to New Braunfels and San There should be no Increase In school taxes because the area Is all under the Comal Independent School The roads are main tained by the county if these were transferred to the new then the county should reduce its taxes cor Taxes for a city ad mlnstration and a police force should not be too spread equally over the The fire department could remain on a volunteer Taxes to sup port it might even be a blessing because evenone would be Involved and not just a few contributors Even more a Canyon Lake city could force water com to Install fire which are practically non existent now This should reduce fire insurance offsetting any approved water company which would be under local as well as by the state There is also the possibility that city ordinances and restrictions could force the removal of the deed restrictions whereby property owners now have to pay a year for which in most cases Is nonexistent The newly created city would be able to control the discharge of all including air pellet bows and and even The San Antonio City Council is continually bringing up its quest for a surface water supply Canyon Lake always is mentioned If San Antonio ever obtained the lake as a water then Canyon Lake would be just like Medina Lake a mere river bottom in dry maybe even more often In addition to warding off the growth of New Braunfels and San Antonio into the the ad vantages of Canyon Lake incorpora tion are limitless LeafordD Miller There is another candidate for president Editor The establishment media would have Americans believe that there are only six candidates in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination This is not true There in a seventh 37 yearold David Duke of New a widely traveled jour nalist and political commentator Duke if probably far better known perhaps even than many of the major Democratic con tenders He has been featured on such media forums as Today Tomorrow Good Morning CrossFire and Larry King Show Duke is a Populist Democrat who bases his political philosophy on the traditions of the first Thomas Jefferson traditions that have been abandoned by Dukes Democratic Duke his supporters the only real Democrat running for presi dent In Duke provides Democratic voters a real Duke says that his campaign Is about protection protecting American jobs and in dustry protecting Americas racial and cultural heritage protecting American families protecting Americas students and small businessmen protecting America by keeping her strong both at home and David Duke favors a strong na tional defense that is second to He believes that endless taxpayer financed foreign aid giveaways are a big Duke supports parity for small family legisla tion to protect American workers and Industry from the flood of foreign and major taxcuts for the taxburdened middle He opposes socalled affirmative action and racial quotas in hiring and Duke believes in Jef fersons adage Equal rights for all special privilege or none Duke also urges major national ac tion to combat the AIDS crisis David Duke is clearly the kind of candidate who Isnt afraid to speak out on the tough He believes in power to the people not to special Hes the kind of candidate that American needs Support David Duke for President In On Chief Elder Osiris Ak kebala of the PanAfrican Interna tional movement In Washington at a press conference witn Duke where he threw his support behind the Democratic hopefuls presidential campaign Like said Ak David Duke is committed to preserving the heritage and rights of his own race He urged whites and people of all other races who wish to preserve their own individual racial heritage to rally behind the Duke candidacy he understands and respects racial differences For more you may write David Duke for P 0 Box D C 20035 Kofccrf fitggins Reader wants truth of Social Security Editor As a notch born between 1917 and seeking truth about and equity In Social Security 1 am confused Two months or so a friend called my attention to a newspaper article about H introduced by Rep Roybal of California which changes the present benefit for mula to eliminate the notch dispari ty We each wrote to five or six congressmen asking them to vote for the bill My friend received several 1 received only and they say directly opposite things The quotes Im giving you are out of of but 1 dont believe the meaning is affected Rep Lamar Smith of the 21st District Those individuals born during the notch years generally receive higher benefits than those born before 1917 and after but goes on to say that this bills solution1 would cost an extra billion a year How can that be Rep Albert Bustamante of the 23rd District Under the cur rent benefit individuals born between 1917 and 1921 receive considerably lower benefits than their What Is the truth 1 wish Id been born in 1916 or 1922 Ida Sing Publnhtd Sunday Thursday rnJau by 70 or f n AYu Hecund W u BrauntttUHeraldZeitung at CHERYL Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Munaot r MA GaiE L OMBARUO Composition foreman UIS EL BEL Pressroom Foreman DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher WAfWA LASATER Acting Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WREXCE Office Manager SAXDJH UTTER Retail Advertising Manager Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall cuunties three f one S3i Senior Cititens Discount learner delivery onlyt sue one Si Matt delivery outside Comal in three HI S32 one Mail outside Texas sue one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call SS59JU or 1900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address 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