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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas May 1991 Pac State Workers comp unconstitutional EAGLE Texas AP Supporters of the Texas workers compensa tion system said they are confident the Texas Supreme Court will overturn a state district judges ruling declaring the law But critics of the new compensation system said the ruling by Judge Rey Icrc2 of Maverick County exposed the law as the unfair statute it The Texas AFLCIO and several workers filed the The court declares the entire enactment unconstitutional and Perez said in his decision The judge said the law uses arbitrary and unrea sonable impairment guidelines for injured workers and limits employees access to the Attorneys for the state immediately gave notice they would appeal to the Texas Supreme Attorney General Dan Morales said his office anticipated the ruling and believes the states position will be upheld by the higher My office is not just defending the specific details of the new workers comp system in Eagle he We arc defending the integrity of legi slative intent and seeking to avoid dismantling the progress made in addressing the crisis in workers comp The Texas Legislature passed the businessbacked workers comp reform bill in 1989 after two grueling special Bill Clements signed the measure into Judge wont dismiss Census suit Special screening Texas AP A judges refusal to dismiss a lawsuit challeng ing the use of allegedly flawed Census data in Legislative rcdistricting sends a strong message to the says an attorney who filed the That message is that they must redistrict according to sound constitutional and its their job to do not to protect their said legal director for the Texas Civil Rights Project in State District Judge Mario Ramirez ruled Wednesday against attorneys for the state of who had filed motions asking the judge to dismiss the The suit was filed 7 in the 332nd District Court on behalf of minorities rural residents who were not counted in the 1990 It seeks to force the Legislature to use revised figures to account for people never redrawing legislative State attorneys had sought to have the case in Ramirezs court describing it as unprecedented judicial interference with state legislative They argued that the lawsuit would violate the separation of legislative and judicial powers in the state constitution that there were no grounds for the suit until a redisLricting plan is passed that it duplicated federal suits previously filed in Brownsville and New York state and that it is the role of the federal gov not the to revise Census Gray spokesman for Attorney General Dan said Ramirezs ruling Wednesday was not unexpected and only allows discovery to No injunction was issued to block the Legislature from continuing with he Nothing can stand in the way of Project When wet weather threatened a recent benefit movie screening at New Braunfels High Schools football organizers simply moved it A variety of fundraising projects will benefit each of the countys three high schools as parent committees join with students and area businesses to generate funds for Project For the fifth the program will pro vide substancefree graduation night Photo by Karla Wenzel World Fifth South Korean sets self on fire Nation Bush will slow but just a bit WASHINGTON AP President Bush is cutting back his hectic schedule because of his thyroid problem but only a A day after Bushs doctor told him to slow Bush was flying to New Jersey today to dedicate two new buildings at Princeton Aides said Bush most likely would make the trip with the heart monitoring device he has worn since Monday still strapped to his Although the president decided to continue with the and a commence ment address on Sunday at Hampton University in on he canceled a planned trip on Monday to Bushs chief physician suggested Thursday that the president slow down while he is undergoing treatment for the overactive thyroid gland that caused his heart But Bushs press Marlin Fitzwater said the president only cut one or two public events from his schedule per would not go home and rest and would not cut back on his private schedule of meetings and staff Food prices up WASHINGTON AP A record surge in vegetable costs and increases in other food prices pushed wholesale prices up percent in the government reported Last months rise in the Labor Departments Producer Price which measures inflation before it reaches was the first increase in wholesale prices in five Prices had fallen in each of the pre vious four largely because of tumbling oil But analysts said the which started last has also been holding back In there were further declines in gasoline and home heating oil but they were much smaller decreases than earlier South Korea AP A fifth protester poured paint thinner over his body and set himself on fire today to protest the beating death of a student by a news report The national news agency Yonhap said Yoon was rushed to the Chonnam University Hospital in southern Kwangju city and was in critical Yonhap quoted witnesses as saying Yoon set himself on fire in a restroom at the then rushed out tow ards an auditorium yelling Down with President Ron Taewoo and Drive out Yoon is the fifth activist in two weeks to commit Three have A woman student from the same university was the first self immolation victim and remains in critical Yonhap said about 100 radical students armed with metal pipes were guarding the hospital where both of the students are being Nationwide protests were triggered by the April 26 fatal beating by police of a student protester in Tens of thousands of workers and dissidents have staged rallies and vio lent protests demanding Ron fire his Cabinet and institute broader econom ic and political Radical students often stage and OPTIONS IS PROUD TO WELCOME KAREX SWING An Outstanding Nail Technician Specializing in SCULPTURED NAILS NAIL HEALTH CARE SILK FIBERGLAS WRAPS PEDICURES MEN LADIES HOT OIL MANICURES 613 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