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Clarksville Times (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Clarksville, Texas Random ramblings egg la by Gavin Watson. t i although William Wayne Justice is one of the most disliked Federal jurists in history he has always operated from a firm base of judicial competence. No matter How unpopular his decisions have been his proudest boast has always been that his rulings Are habitually upheld by the . Appeals courts. True enough heretofore but a chink in that defense has now begun to appear. First was the stinging rebuke Over his efforts to dictate the operation of the Texas prison system a criticism of his usurping too much authority by appellate judges. Then More recently came a reversal on a Tyler Case involving Pouce officers in which the judge went considerably afield in rendering his verdict. Too far the appellate court said advising judge Justice that he had taken unwarranted assumptions with the facts in the Case. Justice remains a highly knowledgeable judge but hopefully the tide is turning against his apparent personal political philosophy. Hooray Hooray the Clar Ksell i e times / monday december i 3, 1982, Page 3 area items in the news recently have made us question the religious sincerity of some headliners especially when the sudden conversions Are self serving. We refer on one hand to that convicted killer whose lawyer asked that his execution be comm in Ted because he had become a very religious person while residing on death Row being called to the islamic religion. That a a ground for commutation we suspect everyone on death Row becomes More and More religious As the Date of execution nears. The other item concerns Israel professional basketball players who must be members of the hebrew Faith. Several americans seeking contracts with the teams have suddenly seen the religious Light and have adopted the religion of Israel and the Star of David. Somehow and we Hope we Are wrong these religious experiences just fail to ring True with us we Are not exceptionally gifted with prescience but occasionally we can come up with a predictable future reaction. One such in which we take no particular pleasure was our words in this column on oct. 25th in which we mentioned that the thing we dreaded most about the eventual end of the football strike would be coach Landry a comments about the inactivity hurting his team the most because they depend More on precise timing multiplicity of formations complicated offences it Cetera it Cetera. Sure enough a Metroplex daily last week had an interview with the great to. Among the quotes the Lay off was supposed to Hurt the cowboys More than the others because it plays a More complicated defense and offence. Happily however the Good Tom has not yet had to make excuses for the cowboys and we Hope will not be required to do so right through the big bowl a basketball a a news All District players from River Crest in District 18aa football the players for the All District teams have been chosen. Among them Are several River Crest players. In the running Back position on the first team was Randy Galloway a River Crest Junior and for defense in the Back position was Bradley Moore a River Crest senior. On the All District second team was Richard Winkler As wide receiver a River Crest senior. On the defensive Side three River Crest players made the roster. In the line was Clay Tidwell a Junior As a linebacker was James Noey a senior and playing Back was Larry Davis also a senior. Offensive player of the year was Mark Motley a Junior from Ore City and defensive player of the year was Lyle Kniffen a senior at big Sandy. James Conway of new Diana and Ken Little of big Sandy were named coaches of the year. All of us have heard the old saying about cleanliness being next to godliness but the newer version seems to stress fitness even More at least in some religious circles. Our thinking on this was triggered by that recent Story out of Oil Rich Tyler about three churches of the same denomination vying with each other to see who can provide the most elaborate fitness Center to the discomfiture and even rage of the private clubs. The Winner at the moment seems to be the first Baptist Church which provides a $2.5 million a family Center boasting such amenities As a Sauna six Lane Bowling Alley racquetball courts skating rink weight room gym rubberized jogging track and a Pool Hall yet. We judge these folks on their religious Fervour but we bet they Are the Healthiest christians in Texas we will never completely understand the reasoning behind these bleeding hearts who hold prayer vigils and All those who weep on the mourners Bench for these convicted killers sentenced to be executed. Certainly such a somber event is no cause for elation the act itself Means that society has somewhere failed in its Effort to bring about the democratic objectives of life and safety for All. But where Are the tears for those slaughtered for no Good reason other than for greed Over a few dollars what about the families deprived of a bread Winner or of a loved one simply because a killer was a doing his thing a where is the sympathy and the vigils for those left behind by the Wanton murders somewhere along the line we seem to have gotten our values completely turned around pc Spring registration begins dec. 13 Early registration for the Spring semester at Paris Junior College will begin monday dec. 13, said Max Mabry director of counselling at the College. Students May Register from 9 . To noon and from i to 4 . Weekdays in the Mike Rheudasil learning Center Mabry noted. The Early registration will continued through dec. 17, when the fall semester ends. Spring schedules of courses and times Are available now at the College Mabry said. Regular registration for the Spring term will be Jan. 5 through Jan. 7 from 9 . To 4 . With an evening enrolment at 6 . Thursday Jan. 6. Classes will begin on Jan. To. The College will be closed for the holidays after dec. 22 and re open Jan. 3. Is Sass member im2 Texas press association r the Clarksville times Gavin and Publia uses u6480 published each monday and thursday by the nor Presa. Inc., i. Pleasant. Texas. Mailing address Clarksville times. . Box h 1021, Clarksville. To 76426.second class postage paid at Clarksville. Jcj 76426. Subscription prices $11 per year in red i county and for . Armed Force members. 15.oc adjacent counties $17 of elsewhere. Contact the Circle department for rates to foreign countries. Notice to the Public any erroneous reflection upon character reputation or standing of any firm individual corporation will be gladly corrected upon being called to attention of the publisher. The dividing line Between sews and advertising is the line which separates informs of Public interest from the information disseminated profit. The times in not responsible for copy Emmist typographical errors or any unintentional errors that occur in advertising other than to Correct it in the next i alter it is brought to the attention of the publisher advertising orders Aye accepted on this basis Only. Happy birthday and anniversary monday dec. 13 Budic Abbie Holley Perry Collier Betty Donovan Elma Parks tuesday dec. 14 Brent Napier Carla Weaver Nancy Nichols George Skidmore Connie Rindeman wednesday dec. 15 Kim Martin Nancy Ellis Elon Nichols David Jackson Ruthie Williams thursday dec. 16 Mattie Tiffie Paul Swadek Friday dec. 17 Fawna Boggs saturday dec. 18 David Michael Martin Wilma Finley Mike Simpson Brandy n. Hunter sunday dec. 19 Tom edic Michelle Slaton Charles Thompson is amp is amp Sass its the extras we Welcome food stamp shoppers that count w. 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