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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Galveston, Texas T i saturday morning 37th Industrial blvd pier 34 Call 7625180 guilty Dallas jury convicts Gonzales i of Ida Delaney death Page 7a new champs Texas City Drufus Ball to take 245a title Page 1b Lawn Garden Center Lawn mowers soil Weed eaters fertilizer 7631633 45th i Oquim Texas oldest newspaper gov Clements tax hike is easy Way out associated press Austin gov Bill Clements told a statewide television audience Friday he will veto a sales tax increase for Public education because other state Money is available to meet a court order for school finance Reform Clements chastised lawmakers for the two month impasse which will Send the state Back into court tuesday to explain Why no school plan has been enacted raising taxes is the easy Way out but its not the Only Way and certainly its not the right the Republican Gover nor said but a leading democratic lawmaker said Clements was a governor you cannot escape the fact that for two Long months you have torpedoed every idea for solving this problem without offering any positive sen John Montford Lubbock said in a televised response your Only input has been to threaten a veto at this late hour you still offer no solutions to the Montford told Clements the governor said he wants to boost school spending by million next year Bush lets Japan off the Hook on Trade associated press Washington president Bush on Friday removed Japan from a hit list of countries judged to have erected the most offensive Trade barriers against american products rewarding japanese efforts to ten Sions Between the two economic superpowers instead the president said he had decided to cite Only one coun try India under a Tough Sec Tion of Trade Law which pro Vides for economic retaliation if the offending barriers Are not re moved the decision brought immedi ate protests from members of con Gress who charged the administration had made a serious mis take in not naming Japan the country Congress specifically had in mind when it wrote the provi Sion known As super 301 into the 1988 Trade act i am sen Robert c Byrd said in a Senate floor speech excuse me or president but this boggles the mind letting Japan off the Hook is a serious mistake and i think Congress ought to take a look at critics said Japan needed to be targeted to keep pressure on the government of prime minister Toshiki Kaifu to live up to a flurry of Trade concessions he has made aimed at lowering americas huge billion Trade deficit with Japan it is Clear that Japan should be on the said sen Don Riegle one of the sponsors of the super 301 provision our govern ment is not using the tools that Are available to Correct this continuing Haemorrhage of capital and but Bush in announcing his decision said he was persuaded that Kaifu shared my commitment to ensuring that Trade strengthens rather than undermines the Friendship Between our japanese foreign minister Taro Nakayama praised the presi dents decision and by billion Over five years to pay for the first hike i have identified surplus funds in nonessential areas of our current billion state aides said Clements would spell out More cuts when he vetoes the Bill probably on monday the House and Senate this week endorsed a sweeping Reform plan to pay the million Tab they proposed com Bining about million in budget cuts and raising the state sales tax from 6 cents to Eva cents on the Dollar Liberal legislators in Austin have fought our Clements complained in the speech broadcast from his Capitol office their answer is to raise our sales tax to an Al time High in fact they want to make it the second highest in finishing touches Mainland Best site for juvenile Center judge from left Larry Dean Willie Lopez and Mingo Moncivias finish construction of the Chicks Jua Nita food Booth Friday at the Galvestor county staff photo by Robert w Rizzo Fairgrounds at Jack Brooks Park the fair and Rodeo officially started last night and runs through May 5 Byam Couvillon the daily news Beaumont Galveston county should build its new juvenile de Tention facility on the Mainland where ample land is available for expansion a family District court judge in Jefferson county told a delegation of county officials thursday go out to the Mainland and get you some said 317th District judge James Farris dont make the mistake we Jefferson county 28faed million juvenile detention facility was renovated six years ago out of the gutted Shell of a downtown building that had originally housed a car Dealership Farris said he had favored a plan to build a new facility in a suburban location where More space would have been available for a vocational school outdoor recreation and future expansion an informal committee from Galveston county drove to Beau Mont this week to look at Jefferson county facility the committee has visited juvenile detention facilities in Austin san Antonio and Conroe juvenile probation officer Jerry 306th family District court judge elect Susan Baker 01 related Story 10a sen county court 1 judge John Thoma and architect Louis Oliver were among those who went to Beaumont thursday Galveston county 10bed youth services Center located at 1912 Sealy near the county courthouse in downtown Galveston has been experiencing overcrowding be cause of the increasing number of children and teenagers who com Mit crimes and need to be held in detention before trial the facility is also outdated and was not built solidly enough to stand up to the Energy of troubled youths Galveston county commission ers in january authorized Oliver to begin looking at options to expand detention capacity Oliver estimated that it could take up to Mil lion to million to build a facility that will provide a Lon term Solu Tion to the detention problem Farris told the Galveston county group that the Jefferson county facility in downtown Beaumont is conveniently near the courthouse but it Doest have adequate space for educational and rehabilitation programs that could help turn troubled youths in a different bet see Mainland 11a Pride relents will scrap wheelchair ban by Steve Geissen the daily news Galveston under pressure from advocates for the disabled Pride cruise lines officials said Friday the company will change its policy barring people in wheel chairs from its Casino ship members of area disabled rights organizations vowed thursday to stage a weekend protest against Pride after the company refused to allow Peggy Smith 26 of Galves ton to Board its Day cruise ship on april 13 a company spokesman told the Galveston daily news that Pride had instituted a policy barring peo ple in wheelchairs from its Day cruises a month ago because the ship is not equipped for Safe wheel chair Access Salli Phillips president of the Galveston coalition for Barrier free living said Terry Green prides president planned to meet saturday with members of her organization and other disabled rights advocates Green said Friday he planned to propose changing the policy to Al Low wheelchair bound persons on Board provided they bring some one with them who can help them up the gangplank if they have someone with them then god bless them bring them Green said however Phillips said she didst believe Pride could legally refuse to Board a handicapped person who was alone the Texas human resources code states that no common car Rier or Mode of transportation operating within the City or state May refuse to accept As a Passen Ger a person who is physically handicapped solely because of the persons the Law also prohibits discrimination through an open and obvious refusal to allow a handicapped person to be admitted to any Public on Friday Green contended the company never intended to ban ticket sales to wheelchair bound persons who had someone to accompany them on the ship Pride spokesman Sam Clark however had previously told the news that prides policy barred All wheelchair bound persons from boarding the ship Clark acknowledged the company had turned away several people in wheelchairs since instituting the policy Green said the policy was adopted because Pride Crew members almost dropped a wheelchair bound woman they were carrying up the ships gangplank he said the company feared being held legally liable in the event of an Acci Dent see Pride 11a acc testimony shifts to Austin by Daren Beaudo the Dally news Texas City opponents continued to try to whittle Down Texas Copper Texas water com Mission Wastewater permit application Friday during the last Day of testimony scheduled for Texas cites Nessler Center the hearing now moves to aus tin Home of the two it resumes monday at 1 in room 312 of the Stephen f Austin building 1700 n Congress scheduled to continue testimony then is or Paul Jensen acc environmental project Man Ager and consultant for the hous ton firm of Espey Huston associates Jensen was Cross examined Fri Day by Tiki Island mayor Richard Hensley Galveston Bay Clear Creek Sierra club president Ray Rogers and or James Parker Hensley was the most aggressive focusing in part on test data concerning heavy metals already in Freshwater supplied to the cop per plants acid Plant Hensley claimed the heavy metals already in the Brazos River water could push the Wastewater effluent into permit noncompliance he said the River water Only measured soluble or dissolved heavy metals As a result the particles of heavy metals suspended were filtered out and not included in the data Hensley line of questioning implied that the water is being tested before it comes in Contact with the Meta releasing acid not after when the Wastewater passes through the acid Plant the acid causes the particles to become Dis solved thus increasing the amount of heavy Metal Content in the Sam ple but Jensen said that heavy met als in the Brazos River water see acc 11a i passing Parade inside Happy birthday Elaine Nelson or Susan Landry Moore Robert Rhodes Steve Contreras Nickie Serrato Tiffany Pena Crystal to Max Katie l Williams Courtney James Young Alberta washing ton Harold Price or and Vesta Rutledge Happy belated birthday Brandy Kay Pringle Happy anniversary Irven and see passing 11a bulletin entertainment Marine to classifieds turn unwanted items int Cash Call 744sell today weather exercise Delight walking machine Condi lion new told ii on if 4lhptiont Cah if i would of Hod on Mort i could area forecast fair today and tonight High in the upper 70s Low in the upper 60s Galveston Bay North to Northeast wind 1015 knots today and tonight Bay Waters slightly Choppy Beach water 75 degrees More weather 2a they dont Call him Bujo for nothing Byam Couvillon the daily news Galveston Mathis theron Waddell loud and incessant voice at the age of six weeks caused him to be unofficially christened Bujo by his Grandfather after a cajun term for a worker in the noisy drilling rigs of East Tex As now 48 years later As Waddell retires from a decade of service As Galveston county democratic chairman Many Here would say his unusual nickname still fits Waddell a professor of govern ment at Galveston College rarely hesitates to speak his mind on every topic from the intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican administration to the nuts who run repeatedly and unsuccessfully for Public office in Galveston county questioned about a vote counting error in a recent primary election Waddell shot Back that the error have happened if the staff photo by Robert w Rizzo Bujo Waddell news Media haunt been badgering him for results he Aims his sarcasm unchecked see Bujo 11a

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