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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Pope names new bishop for Austin VATICAN CITY AP Pope John Paul II on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Mon signor Vincent as bishop of and named Mohsignor John McCarthy to succeed the Vatican an born in was serv ing as auxiliarybishop in the Galveston Houston Hightower blasts farm bill Texas AUSTIN AP The new federal farm bill signed into law by President Reagan is so bad that its fiveyear programs may not last through next Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower This new farm bill is such a mess that it will force Congress to deal with an even more severe farm crisis in he said Monday after Reagan signed the Hightower called the bill a piece of trash that will further depress crop prices and increase farm This legislation does more damage to American agriculture than all the combined hurricanes and other weather disasters have done in the past 50 Hightower It is going to lower the prices that farmers are now receiving for their which are below the cost of production It is going to increase involuntary li quidations and other forms of farmers going out of business in this next The farm bill reauthorizes for five years a long list of programs ranging from crop price supports and income subsidies to foreign famine relief food stamps and agricultural research and extension Reward program pushed AUSTIN AP In the wake of three extortion attempts involv ing the kidnapping of bankers Texas bankers are giving high priority to starting a reward program that they say could help discourage such This type of crime is becoming much more common no doubt about said Chris an official with the Texas Bankers The wife of a San Antonio banker was killed in and this bankers wives in Austin and Kerrville have been held in extortion Williston said by early next his organization plans to begin a cash reward program similar to those operated by bank clearing associations in major Texas Financial reward similar to the Crime Stoppers pro have proven highly effective in preventing and solving bank robberies and he Moscow party chief ousted MOSCOW AP The Communist Party removed Moscow party chief Viktor Grishin from his post today at a special meeting presided over by Kremlin leader Mikhail the official news agency Tass The brief report by the official news agen cy said the 71yearold Grishin retired and was replaced by Boris who was elected a secretary of the Communist Party in Nicaraguan pilot defects Honduras AP A Nicaraguan army pilot flying supplies to soldiers fighting rebels in northern Nicaragua crossed into neighboring Honduras and asked for a military official The who spoke on condition of told The Associated Press that Honduran air force jetfighters chased the Nicaraguan plane after it entered Honduran air space Monday and forced it to land at Toncontin International Airport outside He said the Salvador Blanco was the sole occupant of the twinengine AN2 supply Blanco Lacayo turned over two Sovietmade AK47 the official Space station threatened by budget ax WASHINGTON AP Deep cuts in the next fiscal year in NASAs program to develop a space station if carried likely delay the project by three an in dustry magazine As part of the effort to reduce the national the White House proposes to cut million of the million NASA wants for the Aviation Week and Space Technology said Nation President Reagan last year made building the space an billion a national It is to be operational in the early Neither the National Aeronautics and Space Administration nor the White House Office of Management and Budget would comment on the which cited no Jury rules for Reynolds SANTA AP A family that filed a million lawsuit against Reynolds Tobacco said the trial showed the public what it is to die by despite a jurys 93 ruling that Reynolds isnt responsible for the death of a man who smoked for 50 We want to stress that we dont like smoking and we feel smok ing is jury foreman Stacy Proft said upon handing down Mondays The only reason we didnt go to that verdict was the evidence wasnt Attorneys Melvin Belli and Paul representing the said they would And Belli promised to pursue similar cases in the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7PM and 11PM LUTHERAN CHURC 181 SANTA CLARA Texas December Page 3 Longer sentences coming with new law AUSTIN AP Travis County judges and lawyers say the new state law requiring that jurors be in structed about parole before deciding on punishment has led to longer sentences for convicted Almost every one of the jurors that Ive talked to since we put that in has stated that they voted for a longer sentence than they would have had they not known about the parole says state District Judge Bob Linda an Austin said she has represented two defen dants in jury trials since the law took effect and she noticed the same In talking to the jurors after they said that they considered parole very substantially in deciding on a final Powell They figured out how much they thought he ought to serve and then in creased Theyre usually giving two to three times how much they ac tually want him to Every lawyer that Ive talked to is saying the same The jurors are saying they are definitely considering and they are coming out with stiffer sentences as a she Buster RLake sponsored the bill that changed the He said he has received favorable responses from although it appears too early to tell if the change has resulted in longer sentences The prosecutors that Ive talked to have said that the juries are not frustrated as they were They are more satisfied with their Brown Before it was forbidden for jurors to consider the effect of parole laws when deciding on a Terry an assistant Travis County district said the old rule often left jurors outraged when they learned that criminals would have to serve only oneninth to one third of their sentences before becoming eligible for Ive found the average lay person who is not familiar with the criminal justice system thinks that parole means a criminal will get out after doing threefourths of his They think you can get out a little Keel They never in their wildest dreams think that the most you could ever do is a Waite meets captors of hostages BEIRUT AP Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite said today he had met again with Moslem fundamen talists holding Americans hostage in but that further steps are required in his mission to free the Waite said he planned to fly to Lon don later today to consult with his the archbishop of Canter dashing hopes the hostages would be freed for He that he is edging forward in his secret negotia tions with the who say they are members of a Shiite Moslem group called Islamic or Islamic Holy Were not he told a news conference at the Commodore Hotel in Moslem west I firm ly believe that a solution to this pro blem is possible and I continue to work for Waite had returned to Beirut on Friday for the third time on his five weekold mercy said he will report once again directly to Ar chbishop of Canterbury Robert Run cie in During the next few days I expect to have further contacts with other parties who are involved in this mat he without The negotiations remain at a critical Asked if he was carrying new pro posals from the kidnappers to the Waite There are steps to be taken which I hope to take in the next few Waite began his mission 13 after four of the six Americans miss ing in Lebanon wrote to the spiritual head of the Church of appealing for his interven The four are Terry chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press the Lawrence a Roman Catholic priest David director of American University Hospital in Beirut and Thomas the universitys dean of Waite told reporters he had not seen the but In the past days I have received assurances that the four Americans are in good I have passed Christmas messages from their families to A statement purported to come from Islamic Jihad said last October that the group had killed another kid napped diplomat William but his body has never been There has been no word about American University librarian Peter Kilburn since shortly after he disap peared about a year The kidnappers have said they will free the Americans only if Kuwait releases 17 comrades jailed there for bombing the and French em bassies in Five people were killed in the December 1983 Waite said of this I have been able to put to the captors pro posals which I believe would lead us through that problem without com promising fundamental But theres no doubt that it is a dif Kuwait refuses to free any of the threef whom have been sentenced to Waite I have said to the cap tors that I would like to meet with the families of those who have been con victed in Kuwait and are being held in prison So that request has not been But I hope it will be on a future I both understand and share some of the families con Court douses one but others shine on if the ASSOCIATED PRESS The Louisiana Supreme Court has turned out the lights on a millionaires incandescent Christmas lawn but an elec tric star shines for the 36th year over a replica of Bethlehem in California and Yuletide floats glow on the creek of a Mississippi Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken magnate Al Copeland was threatened with arrest Monday by the Louisiana court for defying its September order to tone down the lavish display that has drawn thousands of gawkers to the quiet New Orleans suburb of We have no alternative but to said Peter his At its height some would say its gaudiest Copelands house and vir tually every inch of every palm and evergreen tree on his lawn was covered with tiny It was a attorney Burton who first sued Copeland in arguing that the 900 or so cars that rolled through the neighborhood each hour kept him from the free use and enjoyment of his It does bother me that people think ill of said who has gotten hate mail and threatening telephone calls for his I am so desparate to get the message across that Im not a bad guy that I enjoy Christmas and Im not an anti There were clusters of protesters on Copelands lawn Monday some holding lighted Augie of nearby wore a sign that read We want to see the lights This is not neighbors wait expectantly each year for the twinkl ing star surrounded by 500 bright blue lights that tops a detailed hillside replica of Bethlehem while Christmas carols blare from a Below the town are 67 lifesize papier mache sheep and 20 six a farm and snow scene and 15 human in cluding the In we started with just a star and a few said Sundar who handmade every piece of the display on a 220squarefoot plot beside his The next we added four The display kept growing until six or seven years he I stop ped because there is only so much I dont want to clutter the whole thing who emigrated from India in said people have offered to help with utility bills from the big but he has never This is my gift to the he In the little northwest Mississippi town of residents have celebrated Christmas by lighting up Deer Creek with festive It started in 1959 or 1960 when so meone put a lighted tree on Deer said Cathy manager of the Leland Chamber of Com Someone else thought the floating tree looked nice and another Yuletide decoration popped up on the Neighbors kept up with neighbors un til creek decorating became a tradi and today about 20 displays float on the Sutton CINEMA 1 1 6291781 SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT liVJl SHERKEK A PARAMOUNT PICTURE JPG13J A 24 No Shaw FROM WARNER A SV4TU ISbU JMPAM 9M show Shop at the Store with the tagle an the Door PHARMACY PHARMACY I WALNUT I 6256352 DRIVE THRU WINDOW J MILLER Featured on your ADAMEMOlpAID ttoraldZtitung USPS 377880 If you have not received your paper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Published Sunday morning and Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer 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