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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Herald New November Washington pinions Dave Editor and General Manager Managing Editor HAROLD YOU LIKE THE SHOW I THOUGHT THERE WNS ARMS rxlEGOTlATlOW A A Mike Royko Lloyd Bentsen Ocean incineration needs study as a nation devise a better way to deal with the toxic wastes that are an unavoidable byproduct of many industrial We have learned the foolishness of carelessly dumping such wastes in the ground or pouring them into We have learned that great care must be used in handling these wastes to ensure they wont con taminate the air we breathe or the water we drink and bathe Great care is now exercised on the construction and monitoring of toxic waste But even the safest toxic waste dump offers no solution to the pro We can only store wastes at dump sites our goal is to destroy Ocean incineration burning toxic wastes on board ships was propos ed some years ago by the Kn virornental Protection Agency as an effective method of Two test burns were conducted in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas residents along our coast were concerned about the possible dangers posed by these test and by any future ocean in Contamination or even the threat of it could seriously damage clean coastal industries such as tourism and real 1 share many of the and arn pleased at the progress we have made in forcing the EPA to listen and to more carefully evaluate its At my the EPA in 19H2 in cluded public hearings in its evalua in 19fW postponed a third test and in 1984 delayed issuing burn My continuing dialogue with the agency has hammered home four basic Is there a need for ocean incinera tion in light of current landbased in cineration capacity and emerging alternative diposal methods Has the research for this plan been Is the Gulf of Mexico an ap propriate ocean burn Does current law adequately ad dress liability protections In the EPA designed a research proposed regula tions for ocean and assess ed this disposal And an independent research firm studied the human health and en viromental risks In June and July of this as ranking member of the Senate En viroment and Public Works Commit I chaired hearings to review these documents and the issues the Testimony by public interest groups and state and local officials filled the first and the se cond was the federal 1 followed up with another list of specific questions for the In I learned that the two research burns scheduled for will not be conducted in the Gulf of but instead in the Atlantic Although the EPA claimed this represented no change in that it happened only because no com panies applied to burn in the a reporter who called one of the firms involved was told EPA had made it clear that applications for the Gulf were not This is a sensible change in at since the search for a way to rid ourselves of toxic watses is a na tional one and the people of one region should not be expected to carry an unfairhare of the It would have been inequitable to conduct all ocean incineration research in only the Gulf of I have also won Senate approval of my proposal to make ocean incineration operators along with waste producerand transporters equally landbased operators for clean up any toxic waste They would have to pay all clean up up to million in natural resources damages and thirdparty damages claimed by people like com mercial A solution for diposing of PCBs and other dangerous wastes must be but it is obvious there is more work that must be done before we can be satisfied that ocean incinera tion is the Washington today Reagan was his most entertaining self Halloween used to be fun and scary MICHAELPUTZEl IP GENEVA AP National Securi ty Adviser Robert McKarlane said it would be vintage President and the first meeting bet ween the president of the United Slates and his Soviet summit partner was just instead of silling through four hours of serious talk Tuesday by ex perls who had carefully prepared themselves for months to face each Reagan look Mikhail Gor bachev away from the for malities and detail that have never been his As the host for the first day of Reagan scheduled a I5minule chat wilh Ihe Soviet leader before joining their advisers al the bargaining They remained closeted with their interpreters for more than an leaving only half the time that had been allotted for formal And in Ihe after an hour in plenary Reagan invited his guest to take a walk in the culminating in more private conver sation in a carefully but secretly prepared meeting site in the pool house of a governmentowned This is my Reagan said before the summit that I can con vince if hes a reasonable man and theres every indication that he is he would see that if we both want peace therell be 1 dont envision this meeting as being one where we will get down to specific numbers and so Reagan said in another presummit after and details sometimes get him into embarrass ing lie has misstated them or stumbled over sometimes to the consternation of his own But Reagan appeared confident even before lie came to Geneva that he could somehow accomplish the one goal he set for that of Halloween isnt much fun Everybody is afraid of reallife demons and fiends who stick pins and glass in the 1 shouldnt have been surprised by the reaction of the blonde when I proposed a modest little prank to enliven our Absolutely she Thats a terrible I used to do it and it was lots of You are not going to terrify a lot of little children who come to our But thats the whole idea of Hallo spooks and If its theres nothing wrong with We just moved into this neighborhood and people will think you are So forget just once And 1 cant believe that a grown man would even think of such a Thats the trouble with having an adolescents spirit in a grown mans You have to pretend youre an All I wanted to do was something I used to a decade or two At the I was living in a gray Victorian tall Because of its contrast with the sterile new threeflats on the some of the kids in the neighborhood thought the house looked So that gave me an idea for putting a little drama into their trickortreat How much fun could it be to go from door to filling a bag with stuff that would give them cavities There wasnt much to my The little kiddies in costumes and usually in groups of four or would come marching up the onto the darkened and ring the After several seconds passed when they looked like they might leave the lock would The door would open an inch or The a few more And so it would sw ing until it was wide The children would peer in and see Only inky ACTUALLY HUNDREDS OF I 1129 PEACE MACHINE THOUSAND OF TIMES MORE COMPLICATE THAN ANY Suddenly there would be this ap I guess youd call A featureless hovering in the air and It was it wasnt difficult to achieve those special All I did was pull a nylon stocking over my And when the little kid dies were standing I would flick on a flashlight that was pressed against my An instant if the idea of Halloween is to have some chills and goose the resuKs were As they turned and flopping and falling all over each there would be wails and cries of I could hear them howling when they were a block Id go on the porch and pick up the cookies and other confections they had flung aside or dropped in heir hasty Then Id go back close the door and wait for my next By the end of the 1 would have gathered enough sacks to last a And scores of children once they stopped sobbing would realize that they had a truly memorable Hallo ween Only Norbert Zatkowskis mother She that as he dove from my he skinned his knees and dropped his gloves and his bag of and couldnt get to sleep for two You gave Norbert some kind of she I told her 1 regretted but 1 didnt think an 18yearold should have been out trickortreating When I explained all of this to the blonde a couple of days she said How many lawyers lived in your old neighborhood We didnt have any lawyers around Why do you ask there are lots of lawyers in this knowing how much do you think a trauma and a skinned knee would be worth in a She had a So it was nothing but bags of jellybeans and bars of But next year next year I might try the old rubbersnake reducing the level of suspicion and distrust between the two super 1 think that the most we could get out of it is if we could eliminate some of the he told British jour To do he had to escape the confines of the traditional conference where opposing sides face off and restate arguments they have made to each other through every level of bureacracy or The pool house meeting at the Villa Fleur dEau on Tuesday vintage whether it brought the superpower leaders closer to some understanding or Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House 1 of Representatives 20515 Phil Gramm 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 Whats your beef Got a complaint or a comment about something in Comal or Guadalupe counties Write it down or call the HeraldZeitung with it and it might wind up as a part of Bob Bakers Whats Your Beef car Our mailing address is Drawer New Braunfels The phone number is and were open from 8 to 5 Mon day through All kinds of local ideas are but the HeraldZeitung reserves the right to select the ideas to be used in the If you idea appears in Whats Your well give you credit in the ;