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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels May Ellen Goodman thinks about unwed see below ELLEN GOODMAN O pinions HarmldZeitunj Dave General Manager Robert Editor Ellen Goodman Unwed motherhood is not glamorous With all due apologies to Amy I think its time for a moratorium on heart warming stories about the the the unwed and the Its not that I wasnt tickled to read the profile in McCalls on the upcoming debut of her who is a Steven Spielberg Its not that I didnt understand Amys impatience with the tacky questions about marriage Were so married in our hearts it seems redundant to think of a wedding Were just enjoying being pregnant Its not even that I doubt Stevens com mitment Amy has managed to hold my attention for almost eight years The problem is that I read this charming neodomestic vignette right after finishing the fullscale drama about children and According to two government reports that were published last it seems that the childpoverty rate is at the highest level in this country since the mid More than one in five American children live in families below the poverty and most of them live there with one their The figures proved that the absolute easiest way to be poor is to be born out of wedlock to a young If you need a statistic to try this one percent of all children in single femaleheaded families where the mother is under 30 and did not complete high are in There are more of these children who are missing missing a decent life in America than we can ever feature on a weekly allotment of milk car tons and tranist posters and toll This is I hasten to Amy Irvings Nor is it the fault of Farrah Fawcett or Jessica Lange or Jerry Hall for that Ryan Mikhail or Mick Can you match the bio mates Sure you If as they is due to a lack of we have more poor because we have been cutting back the real dollars we spend on the childrens program since But if the favorite route to through unwed has been clogged with newcomers during these that too is part of the price There are as many theories about the increase in unweddedness as there are study They range from biology to morality to A current favorite holds that there are just too few men especially minority men who are which is to gainfully An old is that teenage girls need to see some positive some reasons why to postpone with a copy of the Amy Irving profile on my lap and Jerry Halls autobiography on my I think its worth wondering about role or about role modeling if you belong to the networking school of ver In the best of all possible girls woul choose Clara or Eleanor or Sally Ride as a role But there are probably more teenagers who want to trade places with Trudie the unwed mother of Stings than with Sally Eleanor Roosevelts speeches raise fewer goosebumps among the teen set than Jerry Halls description of unwed conception with Mick We were out in Connecticut when I on a rainy day after riding Like The problem is that many teenagers are better at fantasy than It takes a while for them to realize that theres more than hair that separates Farrah Fawcetts unwed motherhood from There for 15 or more years and a healthy bank In the case of Mommy theres also a childsupport contract with Daddy What is distilled from these life stories as they are boiled down into one glamorous is the celebrity of unwed and the unwed mother as The more positive this role model is for young the more negative the To et I offer a blessing on their various and sundry But motherhood isnt an easy and they arent exactly Their impregnated with the ecstacy of beirig im ought to at least come with a disclaimer This story may be hazardous to The truth of unwed motherhood is in the not in the Guest viewpoint no substitute III CAM HAVE ITS OWN PER MAM EMT fil Bv TOM LOEFFLER 21 The declining availability of a clean and adequate water supply is clearly emerging as a crisis with the potential to rival the energy crisis of the past Considering the time it took for this nation to recognize and begin to address the energy it is apparent that we must now turn with the same vigor to the issue of We tend to take a and abundant supply of water for Yet in approximately 75 percent of the world where clean water is an estimated 10 million people can die in a year Because of waterborne There is no mystery to our developing water The critical statistic is riul how much water is but how much is returned to the system that can be used in the demands placed on our states water supply are compounded by Sunbelt According to the Texas Department of Water Texas currently con sumes trillion gallons a year if growth projections we could be using almost 95 percent more by the year In Texas we have already have to contend with the possibility of water shortages due to our diverse geography and climatic Our annual rainfall rate diminishes on the about one inch for twenty miles traveled across the state from east to This means that while the annual rainfall on our eastern border averages about 56 the far western edge receives only eight inches a Over the Texas responded to this insufficient distribution of water by constructing reservoirs with 192 now supplementing our natural A water map of Texas shows 15 major river basins and eight coastal basins supplying surface water and seven major aquifers and 17 minor aquifers providing underground some of Texas largest aquifers are found in areas with average Un slow replenishment of water into aquifers threatens their future In greatest danger today is the Ogalalla Aquifer that supports life and agriculture for the Great Plains which stretches down into the High Plains of and stops not far north of The plight of the Ogalalla has received national attention as well as careful study by those states directly including our own This is only one of the problems to be My special concern for a sufficient water supply goes back to the days of my I well remember the drought of the when the ground was totally creeks and rivers dried and we would look to the north in hopes that the cloud bank rolling in would be full of and not full of dust and dry Just two years the West Texas economy was brought to its knees because of drought and I fought long and hard to finally win the appropriate federal relief Foresight in meeting the challenge of a clean and adequate water supply is imperative for unlike the energy crisis which led us to seek and develop alternatives to our con ventional energy resources the only alternative to water remains LOOKS REALISTIC SOLID WOOD HEAD WITH JOLLY MAYORS FACE HANDY CONTROLS LET YOU TURN OFF MAYOR WHEMEVER YOU STORES ISJ CLOSET WHEKJ NOT WEEDED J RECITES DIFFERENT CEREMONIAL SPEECHES AND 37 HARMLESS ANECDOTES J COMES WITH RIBBON CUTTING SCISSORS NO NEED TO ELECT NEW MAVOF EACH YEAR J USE THIS FOREVER i SAME PERSONALITY 1 WRITE TO PROGRESSIVE CONCEPTS 54 TAYLOR MAY Your representatives PhilGramm United States Senate Washington 20510 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Long worth House Office Bldg 20515 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Washington Today Will Mexico find itself with a twoparty government By GEORGEGEDDA AP Writer WASHINGTON The upcoming elections in Mexico are generating more than passing interest here as that country faces the possibility of for most has been an almost heretical notion multiparty The unquestioned authority of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is the one thing the United States has been able to count on in its dealings with Mexico for more than half a That known by its Spanish initials has brought a degree of political stability unmatched elsewhere in Latin America but now the PRI is confronting an unprecedented challenge from the The principal unanswered question here is whether political pluralism in Mexico signifies an important step in its democratic development or whether the country faces a period of political Political stability in Mexico is given a high priority in the United given the breadth of ties between the two Mexico after the 1 oil supplier to the United with barrels a day earmarked for the Only Canada 1 WHAT DO WUTHINK WTING TWRLIVKONWUNZ JKNBUIT and Japan have more trade with the United States than does At Mexico has the Third Worlds largest foreign Other issues that have important im plications for relations include the continuing flow of undocumented drug smuggling and the sharing of natural resources such as air and In few relationships are more important to the United States than the one with Mexican politics has generated little interest here because the PRI has never lost a major Mexican elections have not been viewed as a contest to determine who will govern but rather as a reconfirmation of the PRIs hold on The PRI has resorted to police state tactics on occasion to snuff out challenges to its rule but there are enough democratic trappings to enable even critics of the system to claim that it is more free What is different nowadays in Mexico is the emergence of an opposition party with broadbased particularly in Mexican states close to the the National Action or in some ways resembles the Republican Its admiration for supply side economics and Pope John Paul IJ contrasts sharply with the statism and anti clericalism of the PAN also is avowedly On July elections will be held for seven state governors and for all 400 members of the Chamber of the lower house of No one disputes that the PRI will remain by far the most powerful party in Mexico after the At the PAN will win one or perhaps two governorships and up to 50 of the 300 Chamber of Deputies seats ttiat are decided by majority The rfnuaiMng 100 seats are automatically assigned tomuwrity ;