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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Editor and Jim Managing Editor New Texas January Editorial One more squabble Its a new year and the government entities have found one more thing to squabble about concerning the proposed Ca nyon hydroelectric Thirty years when the dam was this county and most of the state was going through the harshest drought in recent When the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers decided to build the they had one thing in mind and that was to make sure that this area had water stored in case of drought that to be used by the Fish and Wildlife Department is getting in on the act and suggesting that releases from the dam should be used to enhance the environment for fish below the A nice but will it work GBRA says no and the Texas Water Commission says Mind your own While the government types are arguing over whos in the price of fossil fuel is on its way up It should be evident to everyone involved that the fossil fuel now used to generate our electricity is limited and Now is the time to plan for future energy Hydroelectric power is a cheap alternative energy It seems pretty logical to tap all that energy coming out of the dam everyday to keep New Braunfels light And it seems like a good idea to keep those little fish And for the million that this project is estimated to it also seems like somebody could figure out a way to do Most New Braunfels residents probably dont know what the hydro project is and the rest are skeptical of the whole City government and New Braunfels Utilities have wasted a lot of time and money with the Folks can argue all day about the project and have but one way or whether it becomes a reality or gets its time to get on with New York and racism obsessions mixed bag By RICK HAMPSON Associated Press Writer NEW YORK AP This the original melting is also a iplace where race an where black progress as wellas black failure seems to increase racial where racial violence periodically rends the social fabric and sullies the civic New York is one of the most sophisticated and international of but it is peopled from enclaves that are far more tribal than many small says Jac queline president of the Na tional Conference of Christians and The enclaves are white and Despite the presence of dozens of racial and ethnic racism in New York still suggests one over riding prejudice that of whites against The underside of the nations pluralist showcase was manifest when three blacks were attacked by a gang of whites on 20 as they walked through the largely white Queens neighborhood of Howard But last week there were signs that New which stayed relatively cool when other cities burned in the still knows how to cope with racial Asked what is unique about racism in New Eleanor Holmes former director of the Equal Employment Op portunity responds New York has more whites and blacks than any other and an environment more likely to ex acerbate their mutual According to the 1980 about 52 percent of New Yorks population of 7 million was with 24 percent black and 20 percent Since some demographers the white population probably has slipped below 50 percent or the first If there is anything special about race in New York it is the size of one part of the black population the black Underclass New says are probably the most desperately poor black people in the United unorganized and unru clustered in ghettos in Manhat the Bronx and Although fair housing laws helped many blacks escape ghettos like those in central Harlem over the past two the plight of many ol those left behind has Pathetic yet the black underclass is the catalyst of much white according to AMrew a Queens College political scientist aod author of The New Mjjch New Yorks white racism seems to spring from the middle and lowermiddle class semi sutwrban neighborhoods that ring the such as Bensonhurst in where a black transit worker was beaten to death by whites four years Black leaders attribute a siege mentality to many residents of such who see demographic change all around them and are to be v Some whites say their racial at titudes are the product of ex My kids dont like black because the ones they meet in school are disorderly and disrup says one white liberal who raised a family on the upper West Side of New Yorks to a large ex is the result of real tensions between rival socioeconomic groups who happen to be colored They differ in everything from religious belief to musical and compete for the same sometimes under dif ferent Affirmative action says state Human Rights Commis sioner Douglas have ticked off a lot of Most New like most overcome or suppress racist assumptions most of the Howard Beach for in stress how well they get along with the few blacks who live But when push comes to shove on a subway in a traffic jam or at a sales counter racism often if only for an And in busy New push comes to shove In addition to having more than twice as many residents as any other New York is also the most densely With people per square it ranks far ahead of the second densest San which has only per square White and black New Yorkers en counter each other in the most stressful urban environment in the New York has the largest and most troubled subway the most crowded the slowest the city casts an in comparably wide demographic net for racist despite pockets of New York has a Hind of liberal says its un sophisticated to be openly There are not even that many racial code New York has commissions and committees and and the mayor gets involved says Mildred Bond Rox director of development or the it has more mechanisms through which people can seek including state and city offices that investigate human rights law viola awl a peJice antibias New Yorks reaction to racism is crucial twanso of the IWIWlBSWfflF DID YOU BRIN3 AMY MONEN ike Royko Chicago Bear fever and the killer instinct As the warden led me into the prisoners visiting I still couldnt believe something spterrible could L But there he shackled to his Slats my boyhood accused of being one of the most notorious serial killers in Chicagos Facing him through a wiremesh I ask ed why did you do it How did it start He was silent for several then said It was in a I had just finished a long days I was I just wanted to have a quiet There were these two guys next to They were both wearing those wooly Chicago Bear They were One said I think Flutie can do The other one said Youre Flutie cant do but Fuller can do And the other one said yeah if Flutie cant do Fuller cant do it but Tomczak can do I felt my head start Then they turned to me and said what think You think next season McMahon ought to be traded and that Flutie can do it or can Fuller do what you think I must have blacked I dont remember what happened When I came my head wasnt aching and both of them were on the I guess you read how it happened Their bodies were found with their wooly Bear hats stuffed down their I just turned and walked out of the Nobody noticed what happened because everybody in the place was busy arguing whether Flutie could do And thats how your deadly rampage James Kilpatrick but I didnt mean it to be a I walked the streets for then I went in another bar just to get out of the 1 didnt notice until I got inside that it was The Super Jock Sports Bar and They were broadcasting a sports radio show live from the Some Bear players were on a little stage answering questions from the And everytime theyd the customers would yell Were Number One and bark like junk yard My head started aching from the Then this one guy sitting near me got up and yelled I wanna know if Flutie cant do you think that Fuller can do and are our cornerbacks good enough to cover man on and if Fuller cant do will Tomczak do and why cant McMahon keep his mouth shut to the media about why Flutie cant do huh I blacked out When I came the guy was sitting there real He looked normal ex cept that he had turned My head had stop ped I just got up and walked and the medical examiner found the mans wooly Bear scarf stuffed down his It was like a bad I walked some more and wandered into a place that turned out to be Mike Ditkas Bar and There were 50 TV screens showing reruns of games and the Super Bowl Shuffle and everybody was barking and I ordered a drink and a guy next to me said whatya think I asked him about what He said Are we better off playing the Rams or and what about the home field ad and is the Fridge too and those turnovers can kill but if we get that far can they take the and you think Flutie can do huh My head started hurting Another blackout When I came out of he was still sit ting But his eyes were bulging and his stomach seemed to be a lot So I That one really shocked the medical finding the mans entire Bear jacket stuffed down his I dont think I could have done it if the jacket had buttons instead of a right after something must have snapped in my I walked by this novelty store and saw all that Bear stuff in the window and thought Why not Thats when you went in the store and bought that big box of wooly Bear hats He gave me a good price by the Four dozen of those And each of them us ed the same Somebodyd say Whadya can the defense handle Montana a wooly hat down the Somebodyd say So if they run the and Flutie can make sumpn whadya huh another wooly hat for the Until the cops traced you through the store that sold you the Didnt I only had one Now you must pay the my lawyer was just He says I can get off with 30 days if I plead guiltv To what Temporary The federal deficit and the old ball game to nwWsUvuc city lite New York its awfully dangerous today to fool around with ethnic or racial she Its sp WASHINGTON James director of the Office of Management and is a beefy man much given to pounding One day last talking with he was poun ding This was because an impertinent scribe had noted that the fireplace in Millers office was on ly for and there wasnt a single mir ror in Without blue smoke and how did Miller expect to submit a budget that would meet the requirements of the Gramm RudmanHollings Act Whack Whack No he and no the budget tor fiscal he assured the skepitcal is It is do It precisely accords with the This is not a phony There are the key figures for subject to last minute revision outlays billion in come billion deficit w the current fiscal which ends next Miller expects outlays ol billion and in come of for a deficit of The deficit in fiscal86 was says thumping the if the deficit can be cut in three years from to and now to tremendou progress will have been made to curbing the governments tie concedes that it wont be And of course it wont be In order to meet the target of Miller had to come up with billion in combin ed savings and The88 budget will recommend billion in what are known as programmatic savings and billion in new The savings would be achieved in this fashion Outlays for major medical programs would be held to an increase of Outlays for other entitlement programs would be cut percent to a total of Other domestic programs would be reduced by U per for a total of 180 billion It is under the heading of other domestic pro grams that Miller anticipates the greatest op Once again the administration will ask Congress to put an end to roughly 40 programs that collectively represent billion in annual The hit list has become The president wants to phase out such agencies as the Small Business Administration and the In terstate Commerce He would end subsidized loans to the Rural Electrification Ad Congress steadfastly has spurned these same proposals in the Isnt it an exercise in Miller was to persist to asking that the programs be terminated be if its a bad program we ought te keep saying its a he hopes Cm gress wUl go On the revenue Miner hopes to pick up billion to all kinds of The president will ask for substantial increases to staff for the In ternal Revenue with a view toward enhancing revenue from the income He will propose billion in new money from the sale of government including the profitable Northeast routes of He will renew his requests for a variety of user The budget will urge the sale to the private sector of many direct government The budget for 88 will recommend a real in after of 3 percent for national This would fix defense outlays at roughly compared with billion to the current fiscal nothing constructive would be done about the billion a year re quired to support agricultural but Miller believes Congress will have to grapple with the problem to the following Such outlays are not politically the present program chiefly benefits the great agricultural It dcesnt do much for the family While most programs will be frozen or reduc the budget will call for some There wW be more Miller for air traffic for the space for drug control anj AIDS Sufficient funds will be requested for administration ol the new im migration WW m bwdgpt fly Mjiter anticipates that a few loudmouths and smartypants to Congress will greet the budget next wS5 diSa He hopes that most numbers wW take time tostudy proposals CirarnraRuddrnanHoiitags target is that U a deficit is authorized beyond billion for fiscal there goes the old ball ;