New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday. October 27. 1987 Herald-Ze/fung New Braunfels Texas
Bentsen urges ‘maquiladoras’ closer to Texas-Mexico border
KL PASO. Texas (AP The United States would suffer if Mexico decides to bolster the economy in the interior by locating twin plants there Sen Lloyd Bentsen says
The United States needs to stress in upcoming economic talks with Mexico that U S support for the twin plant concept might wane if Mexico allows more of the factories to be built away from the border Bentsen said at a news conference Monday
Twin plants, also called maquiladoras, are far tories in which I S made components are assembled by cheap labor in Mexico The finished products are shipped back to the United States for
Bentsen. l> Texas said he hopes I S negotiators bring the matter up in economic talks with Mexico next year He said he is optimistic a framework for the negotiations will tx* approved tis tnith sides next month The negotiations will center on trade issues in
voicing textiles, food, steel, electronics and other subjects Mexico has strict licensing and invest ment requirements that the United States con siders to be trade barriers. Bentsen said Opposition to maquiladoras comes primarily from labor groups and northern states which contend that the factories lure companies into moving their factories into Mexico Maquiladora supporters counter that companies that move to Mexico would otherwise move to Asia or South America ‘ The point must be very strongly made to the Mexican government that we can continue to get the kind of political support necessary for ma quiladoras so long as they re loc ated along the border.” Bentsen said “Thre is considerable opposition from other parts of the country to maquilas ” he added "And to be able to sustain the law as it is we have to show there is substantial benefit to both sides of that border And so long as the maquilas
are located along the border, you re going to have a very substantial benefit on the U S side '
He said studies have shown that 40 percent of maquiladora wages are spent in the United States More than 90 percent of the plants are along the border
Bentsen who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is one of five senators chosen to negotiate a deficit-reduction package with the House and the Reagan administration He said he expec ts the talks to be productive "What this country is looking for is not a confrontation between the president and Congress, between Democrats and Republicans but cooperation Bentsen said "lf there is a time for politics to be set aside, it should be now "
He said he was pleased to see the Federal Reserve expand the money supply in the past week but said the trade and budget deficits must be brought dow n to strengthen the economy
DA seeks to try teen as adult in officer's death
MIDLOTHIAN Texas VP \ district attorney says she plans to have one of two teen agers tevl in the slav mg of a police
officer certified to stand trial as an adult anti will prosecute both teens on charge-s of capital murder
This is a very serious offense and I plan to prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law Kills t minty District Mtomey Mary I Shipiey said Monday
The two Midlothian High School students <*ne Ie and the other IT were charges! late Monday with apita murder in the shooting
death of officer George William Hatfield Jr who was posing as a high sc'bool student while in vestigating drug use* and sales The IT year old Richard Uestgiein who was held without ball today in the Kills County Jail was a newcomer to the high school school officials said
The juvenile whose name was not releases! due to hts age was held in the Johnson County Juvenile Center in Cleburne He is the son of a veteran Dallas police officer whom guidance counselors •>.*> was planning to drop out of high school
Female census rises at Travis County Jail
Clements’ ’approval’ rating low, poll shows
B . Thr ASSOCIATED PRESS
(tov Bill dement* his image tar n d»«*d bv .i r*** ord tax increase and an athietk s pay (or play scandal received a 72 percent disapproval rating in a poll published today that viewed be ais*' fell from favor among
many Republicans (if thorn* Texan* who have an tipi tikw on dements performance only w j**r* t*nt thin* be is doing a good or excellent job tfve telephone survey • . I t »r 'J*- Dallas Morning \* a* ark! the Houlton (‘hronicie show s
sixty arx* jwnent of Republicans who respotvle'd als*' gave Clements a
poor or only fair rating
Poll result* were published in ■pv right stories rn tn*th newspajwrs The poll showed that Democratic VBurney * ienrral Jim Mattox an ex astert candidate for governor in #• i* well known atrn>ng voter* But th* al*w» sJk'wed his negative t! age to tie higher than his fellow I k*UHM r als in the survey state Treasurer \nn Richard* artotber jw>ssit»le I democratic can duiate for governor I* not as well known a* Mattox but is more popular among those who know her the 1**11 suggests
Both of Texas I S senators Republic an Phil (iramm and (democrat Lloyd Bentsen are well known and well liked the poll show* The telephone survey is base*! on interviews with I (MT registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus I » perc entage point* It was conducted by jtulittcwl scien fists Richard Murray arni Kent 1. Ted in of the I mversity of Houston s Center for Public Policy on behalf of lt*e two newspaj**r*
I bos*' surveyed were asked to rate tin* job performance of ll national and state e I e c t e ii officials Respondent* were* given a choice of rating their performance as ex eel lent good calix fair or poor Clement* fared worst among politi
cum* rated Of the 95 percent who rated hi* performance 4 percent said the Republican ha* done an excellent }«jb since taking office rn January and 24 percent said he was doing a good jai*
Dov Clements was elected to s**He problems not to win popularity contests his press se* retarv Reggie Bashur said VV hen the problems are M*lved the governor will be held in high esteem by the people of Texas
Murray said responses suggrst the public is angry at ( lentent* because they feel be broke his pledge not lo raise- taxes and because of hts in vehement in the v*uthem Methodist I mversity football scandal
\b»>ui 73 percent of those who had an opinion atuut Ms Richard* s per formance indicate*! approval while Mattox st ored a 56 percent approval rating in the poll which was con ducted from Oct lltuoct 2u Hut Mattox was recognized by about go percent of those surveyed aik! Ms Richards was known by 65 percent
seven of lo Tex aru had an opinion of Vgriculture commissioner Jim Hight mer who had a nu percent ap prma1 rating in th#* poll Hightower a I democrat I* expected to challenge Grammforal .s Senate seat in I thro Both tiramm and Bentsen who is up for re eire Hon next year received favorable ratings from about TD per cent of those who knew them
A BRAONTEX TWIN
AUSTIN AP The female in mate population at the Travis County Jail has tripled this year forcing authorities to place some of the prisoners in the men s section of the jail authorities say Travis County Corrections chief (Tyde Malley said Monday jail of fleers have taped brown paper over the women s cells so male inmates cannot see inside
But Malley said the brown paper which officers put up about three months ago pose" security pro blems
The brown paper is a hazard to observation and supervision because we do not know what is going on behind the brown paper Malley told The Dally Texan Texas jail standards say female prisoners must tie out of sight and sound of male prisoners Sheldon K kl and Olson a Inners! tv of Texas associate professor of sociology and a criminology expert said the jail uses the paper to prevent men (rom harassing tne women and
to keep the noise levels down more than any thing ”
Malley said more women and men are in jail because the slow economy is prompting them to commit more crimes Nationwide the female prison population is increasing rapid Iv he said But Sheriffs Department Ll Rio Martinez said the female population may have risen because patrol officers arc* cracking down harder on females
We used to be more lenient with women he said In th#* last couple of years officers attitudes have changed "
Martinez >aid he treats male and female offenders equally because women s rights have grown
I do not feel any different about arresting women than arresting a man he said Some of the* women will relocate at the end of January when a 48-bed facility open* at the Travis County Corr*** t*onal Facility in l>el Valle Mallev said
Texas veterans march to capitol for POW support
BRISTOL, Tenn (AP - A group of Vietnam veterans walk ing from Texas to the nation s capitol are finishing up the Tennessee leg of their interstate highway march on behalf of prisoners of war "The government doesn t want to take a stand on the POW issue. ' said Dee Dwavne Beavers, a spokesman for the 26 veterans who call themselves * the last patrol."
"Since 1984 President Reagan has not brought it up one time at a security council meeting They are doing nothing ” he said Monday as the group passed through Greeneville to Bristol for a two-night rest The walkers began their trek Sept 5 at the Alamo in San An tomo Texas, and passed through Arkansas into W est Tennessee on Oct 9 The veterans plan to head for Virginia early Wednesday and wind up in W ashington for a rally Nov 6. said Beavers, a Navy veteran from Dallas who served on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam
The people of America can bring these POWs home " Beavers said "Public opinion got us out of the war Public opinion can damn sure bring these men home Thirty-five years is too long for any body to be incarcerated ”
The veterans mostly Texans, are spending their nights in na tional guard armories along the way They are walking in shifts, about four or five at a time Beavers said The Alamo in San Antonio. Texas holds symbolic meaning for the group which is carry ing the POW flag the flags of Texas
Arkansas and Tennessee and the American flag
It was the last place a group of men made a conscious stand for a cause in the name of freedom.” Beavers said They knew they were going to die for freedom ”
The Virginia flag will be added to the procession once the veterans cross the state line he said The veterans are walking from 28 miles to 38 miles each day
The Tennessee Highway Patrol did not want the veterans to walk along the interstates when they first entered West Tennessee But after the group hit Arlington the state decided to let them remain and to provide them with a one-cruiser escort. Beavers said "The state got numerous phone calls from people who wanted us on the interstates It s safer " he said
The veterans have received a warm reception from the people of Tennessee during more than 13 stops they've made in the state so far. Beavers said Two gold star” mothers who lost sons in Vietnam fed them and joined them for a mile or two in Arlington, and local veterans are meeting and walking with the group for short legs along the way • The POW s lost in Southeast Asia the 400 live sightings are not our only concern.” Beavers said
“We're also walking for the POW s in this country The ones who fight the war every night when they re supposed to be asleep There are 26 stones out bere We w ant them to come out and talk to these men he said
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