New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Pwt Kfiitr, General Manager Bobwrt Johatoa, EditorAndy RooneyHere is some advice I never gave
What follows ls some advice I forgot to give our kids before they left home
— There is a Santa Claus but he doesn t always come
— Being we Ll-dressed is Like being sui feet tall You either are or you aren't and there isn't much you can do about it
— I .earn to drink coffee without sugar
— Throw away the can of paint after you’ve finished painting something no matter how much there is left in the can
— Don't keep you watch five minutes fast
— Go to bed Whatever you're staying up late for isn t worth it
— Don’t exper t too much from the company you work for even if it s a
— You’re almost always better off Keeping your mouth shut, but don’t let that stop you.
— Don’t watch the ll o’clock news It s usually the same as the six o'clock news, but not as good
— There are few satisfactions in life better than holding a grudge. Pick them carefully but hold a few
— Don't fuss a whole lot with your hair
— You're better off missing a bus or an airplane once in a while than getting there too early all the time.
— Don’t save string If you need
string, buy it.
— Don't save pennies, either They don't add up to anything
— If you can't find comfortable
DeLorean showed little heroism in FBI tapes
WASHINGTON * Automaker John Z DeI>orean wa1, caught by the FBI's candid cameras up to his elbows in a cocaine conspiracy. The incriminating videotapes were shown on coast-tee' oa st television I have now had access to audio tapes, which support his version of the incident. He was lured into the cocaine deal, he says, to sa-.*- his foundering company When he tried to back out, the FBI’s undercover informant threatened to bash in his 'laughter's head, DeLorean swears.
The automaker's recorded behavior was less than heroic But if he was coerced into committing a crime, then the government’s conduct was far worse It is important, therefore, to pursue the available evidence DeLorean told my associates Tony Capaccto and Indy Badhwar he was threaten Kl by the FBI’s sting man on Sept. Ii, 1982 Earlier that day, the government taped a conversation between the automaker and an FBI undercover agent posing as a banker The agent used the name James Benedict.
Delx/rean started by saying, We have a problem, and I think it s serious " He then explained that $2 rnilion he was supposedly going to invest in cocaine was actual!) in the bank account of the British receivership that was trying to rescue his bankrupt, Belfast-based auto works Decreer! pleaded that lie couldn't touch the money “WeiI, you really put me in a bad spot," said Benedict Delxirean Yeah, I think we re in I just don't see any way out of it ” Benedict: You just screwed up a
lieu of a deal.”
Deljorean “I know But it im t a matter of choice It was Hie only alternative I don’t see any other way, because that'a where it is, and unless you’ve got some oilier ideas, there just isn’t any other way Now we're fighting Uke hell to get financing another place *
Benedict “So what you are telling me is I went to all tins trouble for nothing'”
DeLorean ‘Tm telling you that the two million is in Hie receiver’s bank account.. and unless we can come up with the money somewhere else, there isn t any way to gel it back ”
Benedict: ‘Now you really put me in a bad spot I got Uhs man 'drug trafficker William Morgan Hetrick ) cumnutted to make bis phone calls
shoes that are good-looking, buy comfortable shoes that aren’t, but don't buy good looking shoes that are uncomfortable
— Don't call in sick except when you're sick
— You aren’t the only one who doesn t understand the situation in the Middle East
— Nothing important is ever said in a telephone conversation that lasts more than three minutes
— Very few things you buy will be the answer to the problem you bought them to solve
— There s seldom any good reason for Wowing the horn on your car
— If you work moderately hard you'll find a lot of people aren’t working as hard as you are
— It is unlikely that you'll have any success gluing a broken chair together.
— Don't do your Christmas shopping too early. It isn t as much fun
— If you buy a book and feel like making marks in it with a pen or pencil, make them It’s your book and it doesn't ruin it for anyone else anyway.
— Be careful but don’t be too careful.
— In a conversation, keep in mind that you're more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is
— If nothing else works, take a good
— Don’t keep saying "I don’t know where the tune goes ” It goes the same place it’s always gone and no
one has ever known where that is.
— If you own something useless but you like it, don’t throw it away just because someone keeps asking what you’re keeping it for. The chances are, you couldn’t explain
— Deciding to lose weight won't help.
— The fewer, the merrier
— Don’t believe everything you read in the newspaper but keep in mind almost all of it is true.
— Keep the volume down on everything. It’s like salt. You can get used to less of it.
— Money shouldn't be saved for a rainy day. It should be saved and spent for a beautiful day.
— Language is more important than numbers
— Don’t make a date for anything more than a month in advance.
— It’s i before e except in the following words: “Neither leisure foreigner seized the weird height."
— Travel just for the sake of going somewhere is often a disappointment.
— Use profanity sparingly and don’t use any obscenities at all.
— If you can’t afford the expensive one, don’t buy it.
— Try to be aware of how you’re being.
— You’ll be better off in the long run making decisions quickly even if a lot of them are wrong. They probably won t be wrong any more often than you took a lot of time making them.
— When you cross a street, look both ways even on a one-way street.
He wanted to do it for us, his end of it. This is going to make us look extremely, extremely bad...."
Delxirean: "Well, I’m being very’ candid with you, because I thought we were set...,”
Benedict; "So what do you want me to do You want me to kill this dear” Deltorean: “I don’t see any
alternative right now. Unless you got some other idea.”
Toward the end of the conversation, DeI>or*-an said, “Hight now. as I said, it s not optimistic...! feel as bad about it as you do, I’ll tell you.”
It was later that night, DeLorean >ays. that he got the threatening call from the man who turned out to be a government sung man I also have » hat some audio experts believe to be a tape af the threatening conversation.
Pen vs. sword
Those who complain about the power of the press" might like to ponder the situation (rf Jose and Helen Vasquez (rf Pennsylvania. Vasquez wrote to me asking for help in the vicious murder of his mother and sister in Mexico. With the apparent complicity of local police, the suspected murderers had escaped Though tile victims were U.S. citizens, our embassy in Mexico City had done little to pressure Mexican officials to bring the killers to jusUce
My staff began making inquiries, and now the Vasquexes have written
‘We are aware that it was the inquiry made by you office last May to the U S consulate which enabled us to secure the high level of cooperation we subsequently received from UJS government officials in Mexico.”
lite suspected murderers have now been arrested "after much prodding and pressure applied by Mexican government officials and the U.S. Embassy ”
My recent report that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had ordered his farflung minions to "lull Americans'’ in retaliation for the invasion of Grenada was essentially confirmed by the State Department, which warned its I .atm American posts to Lake note of the threat.
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Weinberger bears foreign policy load
By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press
WASHINGTON — After some difficult times, US. relations with Israel are on the upswing again
The administration lias stopped pushing a "peace plan” that Jerusalem considered a threat to its security
The two countries are working together to bolster the central government rn lebanon, where both have felt the sling and loss of terrorist attacks
But even as these two allies close ranks there is nagging doubt that Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger’s heart is in it
In this gossipy and savvy town, the Pentagon chief is considered relatively lukewarm toward Israel,
particularly in comparison to his boss, Ronald Reagan Of all the top presidential advisers, he is said to be most wary (rf too sharp a Ult in Israel's direction for fear the United States nught lose favor with Arab governments.
Now, in the columns of The Sun in BalUmore, Rep Jim Scheuer, D-N.Y., is feuding with Weinberger over the failure of US. aulhoriues to use Israeli medical faciliUes to treat Marines wounded in the Beirut bomb tragedy.
"It is no secret,” The Sun said in an editorial, “that the adminstration has been tom between Mr Weinberger’s approach and the more traditional close links with Israel advocated by Secretary of State George P Shultz .” Scheuer is one of more than IOO
House members demanding to know why criUcally wounded Marines were taken to the helicopter carrier I wo June and others to Cyprus and faraway West Germany when Israel had offered the use of Rumba rn hospital rn Haifa, only SO minutes away.
The hospital, Scheuer says, has one af the world’s foremost bum and trauma centers with advanced and unique equipment to locate and lift victims safely from under rubble That would not be surprising in light of Israel’s experience with terrorist bombings
The United States took 200 body bags from Israel for the victims, but otherwise did not accept the offer to help
The Sun was outraged by "this chilling series of events.” Scheuer, in
an opinion column in the newspaper last Friday, said “it was the product either of incredible stupidity or the result of ... grotesque political considerations."
Weinberger denounced the editorial in a letter to The Sun last week. He called it an insidious libel” and Mid the writer was both ignorant of the facts and harbored "a scurrilous bias " against him
Commanders on the scene used the adequate resources available, Weinberger said "Politics never entered in the equation.’’
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