New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald Zeitung New Braunfels Texas
Wednesday December 9 1987
Bentsen introduces rural electric bill
WASHINGTON AP Sen Lloyd Bentsen of Texas introduced a bill aimed at heading off interagency disagreements like one that stalled $175 million in loans for rural utilities in Texas earlier this year The Texas Democrat's hill introduced Tues day, requires the Rural Electrification Administration and the little known Federal Financing Bank within the Treasur> Depart ment to keep cash flow ing to rural utilities A cash flow problem arose this tall when the KEA refused to pay a $5 non late charge demanded by the bank on money loaned to Texas utilities claiming Congress mandated BFN funds bt* >pent on loans and not late charges
The impasse was bridged when Hep Joe Bar ton R -Ennis, went directly to Agriculture Secretary Richard Byng. who brought in high-level officials from both Justice and Treasury departments to resolve the problem
Bentsen said his legislation is intended to avert any future disagreements by providing a legal mechanism, ensuring the flow of loan funds
“Ms bill would require that even, sear RFA and FPB enter into the loan commitment agreement by October I the start of the federal fiscal year, Bentsen said on the senate floor
‘if these agencies cannot reach an agree ment by that date the previous year's year s
agreement would remain in effect until they do This will prevent a repetition of the recent fiasco,” he said Millions of rural Americans depend on the electricity provided by rural electric cooperatives which are dependent on the RFA loan guarantees
Brazos Electric Power cooperative of Waco included a $55 3 million loan guarantee in their budget when they got it from the RFA but the lack of an agreement meant that Brazos could not get the actual cash Bentsen said '‘Financial trouble for the co-ops of course means higher electric bills for their rural customners such as the 229 "it people Brazos serves in < ’entrai Texas
Teacher pulls TV plug to stimulate creativity
Committee to look at school dropout problem
XI IS TIN AP ^ spet tai
legislative committee <»n high s< bool dropouts will hear from experts .md students at its first hearing on Wednesday
W e are going to Itxik at ev erything and we are going to make recommendations I ann sure to tiring in more money to re->>U»* some of the pro
biems but money is not going to
resolve all of this situation said ''en lion/alo Barrientos committee co chairman
It s going to take creativ ity hard work and some brains he added
Rep Finest ive Glossbrenner D \.ice and co chairwoman said at a
Commission reopens hearings on PaluxyDam
Tuesday news conference I hope this committee doesn t write a report that s put on the 'helves of the
legislative library and that s the end of it
The Wednesday agenda include' testimony by officials from the Texas F due attern Agency Texas Department of Corrections and the Inter
cultural Development Research Association Several local high
school students also are on the agenda
If we do nothing else but make the people of Texas aware of the danger of this problem and how it can explode in our face in the coming years then that would be enough Barrier! tos said
The danger is continued welfare and continued crime and the next mugee’ might u* y ou ‘ he 'did
WHITE SETTLEMENT Texas AP More than a week without television was like a day without sun shine for some fifth-graders when their teacher pulled the plug to stimulate their creativity and get them interested in other things.
But the students as a result of the experiment be< ame more attentive in class handed in unprecedented numbers of extra credit assignments romped outdoor* and rediscovered household pets said teacher Lisa Baker who had withheld T\
However Rick;, Shelhorse confess ed to his diary that he wanted to die at the beginning of his week withou* television The TO North Elementary School pupils strained to refrain from watching a single television pro gram
The video-starved students at 12 44 pm Monday chanted TEE
vee TEE vee as the 25-year-old teacher turned on the tube The teacher said she organized the mass abstinence to stir the studer*' out of a passive existence promote reading stimulate creativity and imagination and to give famitie' a chance to get reacquainted
Kids have been writing that they ve had better family ties said Baker “That makes me feel good But then some of them also said their family was right on the edge They w ere about sick of each other Family members had also been a>ked to join in the experiment students wrote of their experiences in a journal revealing siblings fought more and one mother stormed out of the house while her husband guarded the tube and turned up the volume But six children decided not to joir their To classmates
I d rather not torture myself said 11-year-old Quentin Solomon Baker s students at the beginning of the week hummed a funeral dirge to a television set veiled in black Baker printed contracts and told students flow to keep a diary She '.od the experiment even if unsu* cessful would show students how im portant television w as to their lives It was frightening she said I told the kids to begin with I'm n<*t down on TV It can do some good things It can be educational One mother pasted a sign over the family s main television that said * Go outside and play
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