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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor New Texas January 1991 Other voices Domestic policy If President Bush feels a threat in the Middle he ought to look in the White House romper room where war has already It began with a group of junior administration who gather informally to debate the presidents domestic policy These young many of them proteges of Housing Secretary Jack want the president to pursue a strongly ideological strategy of aiding the poor through tenant ownership of public enhanced tax school and so This they call The New Enter Budget Director Dick Dar who was the architect of Bushs budget fiasco this Darman con siders The New Paradigm mere sloganeering and delivered an unusu ally harsh speech ridiculing its adhe is essential to politics the chief reason the president found ers in domestic policy is his distaste for definitive But at the midpoint of his first he faces contrasting views of government Darmans pragmatism Kemps Nobody knows on which side Bush will But he himself once put it nicely Competence is a narrow ide Competence makes the trains run on time but doesnt know where theyre Bush is finally being asked to choose San Antonio ExpressNews Basketball sanctions Tark the Shark has won another Jerry Tarkanian the Universi ty of NevadaLas Vegas basketball coach and the NCAAs chief nemesis was able to manipulate a ruling that allows his team to defend its national championship despite an ear lier order forbidding such an In a stunning the NCAA decided to give UNLV a multiple choice test on what penalty it would accept for committing recruiting UNLV being Runnin Rebels and not Runnin Fools accepted a penalty that allows the team to defend its national championship this season and sit out 199192 postseason The NCAA apparently grew weary of fighting Tarkanian the coach who battled the NCAA all the way to the Supreme Court after efforts began in the 1970s to put UNLV on athletic The NCAA could have made Tark anian and UNLV pay for its indiscre the NCAA allowed Tarkanian an open court to perform a slam dunk over rules that now have little San Antonio Light State finances Inauguration day is still a month but Ann Richards and Bob Bul lock are wise not to wait until swearingin ceremonies to take on this states financial Faced with an estimated bil lion budget deficit in Governor elect Richards and Lieutenant Governorelect Bullock have recom mended two separate funding propos als that merit support when the Texas Legislature Bullocks suggestion that law makers write a oneyear state budget instead of a normal twoyear budget is a good idea for several Put it no longer is practical to plan a budget for Texas that can last two Richards also is on target in her call for quick legislative action so Texas voters can consider a lottery to help ease the budget Richards and Bullock deserve credit for letting lawmakers know early on that they will have some important choices to Dallas Morning News German elections The dramatic transformation that began just over a year ago with the fall of the Berlin wall 8 and intensi fied with free East German elections March 18 and the merging of the two currencies in July reached its full frui tion Sunday when voters in a united Germany chose Chancellor Helmut Kohl to lead them into a new It was a decisive win for those who have led the move to While the great drama of a new Germany seemed to be the theme of the it appears too that behind this consideration was a keen interest in maintaining a prosperous nation anchored in the European Kohl has been phe nomenally successful in building such a state in the western part of the coun Now his mandate is to extend the free market He has been riding high on the crest of history for the past Now its time to conso lidate his extraordinary Dallas Times Herald Ethics Investigation Between Travis County District Attorney Ronnie House Speak er Gib Lewis and his the San Antonio law firm of Heard Goggan Blair Williams and the tendency of grand juries to there will be a lot of words flying during the next sever al or about Earles inves tigation of But neither the principals nor the public should forget the only possible public benefit of the exercise to focus attention on the ethical demands of state government service and the rela tionship between elected lawmakers and those who have an interest in influencing Even if there is no illegality proved in this officeholders need to be smarter and avoiding Lewis has had trouble doing even the appearance of influence the public should demand that if a consultant or other state like Heard Goggan in its tax collecting wins a it is because it is the best not because it is the bestconnected Fort Worth StarTelegram Hunger In Sudan Americans who remember the trag ic African famines of the mid1980s and the resulting world effort to pro vide assistance should know that a greater catastrophe is about to unfold in government officials and the United Nations leaders warn that the food needs in the Sudan for the next year arc greater than those of Ethiopia in 198485 when conditions spurred the Live Aid rock concerts and other events to help the The United States has already pledged to deliver tons of food next year to but expects the government there to meet the rea sonable conditions of halting bomb ing in the southern portions of the nation while Western donors arc try ing to distribute There is only so much that the United Suites and other nations can do in trying to provide assistance for the needy of But despite all the Western nations must not forget the innocent and hungry people of Sudan who lie on the edge of San Antonio Light Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfela HeraldZeitung at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DuVALL Business Manager LONE BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager KAREN REININGER GUS ELBEL Classified Manager Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount Mail delivery outside Carnal in Texas three six one tfail outride Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 658lfMO by 7 and 11 PQSlmauter Send address changen to Drawer HI New Texas ETHIN6SKOKED Walter Mears Bush lends clout to the Aword By WALTER MEARS AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP In the barracks or the locker nobody thinks twice about threatening to kick or otherwise manhandle the oppositions rear Its diffe rent when presidents get down and That may make it an effective way to turn up the volume when the man in the White House doesnt think some body is paying As in Presi dent Bushs holiday message to Sad dam Hussein If we get into an armed hes going to get his ass There are certain amenities about the presidential use of such terminology for public Its not done on tape or on except Better to have it relayed second leaving just a little room for doubt that a leader so eminent would talk that And it cant be done often or it would become too ordinary to attract theres always a risk of a A former governor of Mas Francis once used the Aword at a governors con L and saidijjiis mother called to tell him she was going to wash his mouth out with Then its hardly an And it is right there in the dic tionary Ass vulgar slang the but Bushs latest usage was wide ly quoted on radio and and in After Bush met with a group of congressmen on Elton said the president had told them that he doesnt think Saddam Hussein understands that there really will be war if he doesnt get out of The greatest potential for prevent ing any kind of an armed confronta tion is to make sure that Saddam Hus sein be made really aware to quote that If we get into an armed hes going to get his ass Gallegly While others confirmed the Bush was Asked later whether it was an accurate the president arched his eyebrows and said Hed been forthcoming after accidentally putting a similar observa tion on the record during the 1984 when he was vice presi We tried to kick a little ass last he said after a campaign debate with Geraldine Ferrar his Democratic Bush made the comment while shaking hands with dockworkers at a cam paign rally in New unaware that there was a boom microphone close enough to pick up his Later he said he wasnt apolo I stand behind I use it all the My kids use everybody who competes in sports uses Ronald Reagan expressed some doubt about the campaign saying he wasnt inclined to believe his vice president had said Reagan himself didnt go beyond which is slang for In irked that information about his budget and other White House business was finding its way into Reagan ordered a crack Ive had it up to my keister with these he told his No such gentler euphemism would do for Jimmy Carter when Edward Kennedy was preparing to challenge him for the 1980 Democra tic presidential If Kennedy Ill whip his Carter said at a White House dinner with Democratic I was said William I thought my ears were deceiving I Excuse what did you say And Carter If Kennedy Ill whip his He did and Carter But strong words arent Reagan won the White Walter vice president and columnist for The Associated hu reported on Washington and national politics for more than 25 Judith Zaffirini New year bringing legislative challenges By JUDITH ZAFFIRINI State Senator For the challenges before we need both new ideas and old But our future lives not in multiplicity of ideas but in singleness of As the Legislature starts the new year with our 72nd these words of Lyndon Johnson should help focus the debate regarding the policies which will set our slates course for the 21st The challenges are Redis reexamination of public school access to higher educa products insur ance reform and finding methods to fund our burgeoning needs for pris indigent medical care and mental health programs are high on our legi slative Helgas Ice Haus As funding the programs and services that citizens expect from state government will be a Legislative Budget Board staff esti mates that the state will have billion in revenues for the 199293 billion less that needed to maintain services at present levels and to meet legal obligations such as providing additional money for public schools and newly con structed These figures are In Comptrollerelect John Sharp will release the official revenue estimate for which the Legislature is required to use in To help redefine our states priori ties and to evaluate Bob Bullock believes that legislators should adopt a rather than the usual he would give us an opportunity to take every state agency and turn in upsidedown and shake it I Comptroller Bullock is known as a financial genius whose high standards and high expectations will benefit Texas at this critical To increase state Ann Richards seeks early consideration of legislation allowing voters to decide the fate of a state lot If voters approve a constitutional a state lottery could pro vide an estimated additional million to million in revenues per With so many critical demands on the state essential that we examine thoroughly our current expenditures and investigate each available funding source to make cer tain that the state budget we adopt reflects our very best efforts and the will of the citizens of In the funding for education has received the largest share of state more than billion dur ing the 199091 Of that billion was for public schools and billion for higher our decisions regarding education funding are As a result of a 1989 Texas Supreme Court ruling and in arT effort to equalize legislators in June 1990 adopted a school finance plan that appropriated an additional See Page 12   

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