The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on February 20, 1985 · Page 3
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 3

Seguin, Texas
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Wednesday, February 20, 1985
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Supreme Court ruling The Soguin (ia/oHfi-Krilerpriso Wednesday, February 20, 1985 - Page 3A Transit wage could raise fares Hy JAMKSII. RUBIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court, in a ruling that, could mean fare increases for the nation's bus and subway riders plus higher local taxes, said Tuesday that publicly owned mass transit systems must pay federal minimum wages and overtime. . In a 5-4 decision that struck a blow to states' rights, the court said in a case from San Antonio that, the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets minimum wage and overtime requirements, applies to transit systems owned and operated by state, local and county governments. The court discarded a doctrine it established in 197(i that said all "traditional" local government services are exempt from such federal regulation. Justice Harry A. Blaekinun, in his opinion for the court Tuesday, said the nine-year-old rule is no longer applicable in all cases. Instead, Blackmun said, federal laws may apply to state and local Former SWT students appointed as Regents SAN MARCOS — Two former Southwest Texas State University students have been appointed to the Board of Regents, Texas State University System, by Gov. Mark White. Their appointments are subject to Senate confirmation. San Marcos rancher Edmund M. Longcope and Austin businessman Jack L. Martin were named by the governor to replace SWT alumni Bill Wright of Houston and Hollis Smith of San Marcos whose terms expired last month. Philip G. Warner of Houston, vice president and editor in chief of the Houston Chronicle and a member of the board since 1978, was reappointed to the board. The regents are appointed to six- year, overlapping terms. The nine-member Texas State University System board governs SWT and sister institutions Angelo State University, Sam Houston State University and Sul Ross State University. I/mgcope, who received a bachelor of science in agriculture from SWT in 1962, is the owner of Ed Longcope Cattle Co. of San Marcos. He is a member of the San Marcos Rotary Club and is chairman of the board of directors of the Hays Memorial Hospital Authority. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three children. Martin, president and partner in Sendero Ventures Inc. of Austin, an investment company, attended SWT in the early 1970s. A former executive assistant, to Sen Lloyd Bentsen, Martin is a member of the Board of Directors of the SWT Alumni Association. He and his wife, Patsy, have two children. governments as lonj> us they are not "destructive of state sovereignty or violative of any constitutional provision." In San Antonio's case, the minimum wage and overtime provisions as applied to publicly owned mass transit arc the same "obligations that hundreds of thousands of other employers, public as well as private, have to meet," Blackmun said. Groups representing state and local governments predicted the ruling will mean major cost increases for them, particularly to pay overtime for such workers as bus drivers whose normal work day may stretch over more than 12 hours to accommodate morning and evening rush hours. Mass transit systems operate frequently at a loss and any cost increases are likely to be passed on to the general public in the form of tax hikes and to riders through higher fares. From our files Five years ago, 1980: Anne Sparks and Jeanette Arnst captured top honors in area beauty pageants this past weekend. Sparks was crowned Seguin Junior Miss while Arnst won the Miss Marion title. Guadalupe County commissioners are considering an ordinance that Would regulate massage parlors in the county. Texas Lutheran College exploded for a season high 111 points as the Bulldogs raced past Mary Hardin•Baylor, 111-85, clinching second place in the Big State Conference race and a berth in the NAIA district playoffs. Ten years ago, 1975: The Economic Development Administration has received and is considering the final applications for the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. Almost $600,000 has been raised locally to go along with a $500,000 federal grant to fund the project. Seguin Independent School District trustees voted to purchase two new 72-passenger buses. The buses will cost $14,500 each. First-round champion Highlands defeated Seguin, 72-53, in a showdown of second-round co- leaders. Darrell Johnson with 14 point and Kelly Monk with 12 led the Matador scoring. Fifteen years, 1970: Mary Wharton, who listed her age as only in the 80s, became the first resident to move into the just com- Treat yourself to a Great Lunch. A Great Lunch at Golden Corral always means USDA "Choice" steaks, fresh-cut daily, never frozen, large baked Idaho potatoes or fresh-cut french fries, a fabulous salad bar (so full and fresh you'd think we have a garden right out back), Texas toast, and service that's fast, attentive and courteous. It's the perfect place to show your appreciation. 4 Different Lunch Specials $3.59 YOU DESERVE IT DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF WHY GOLDEN CORRAL IS THE BEST FAMILY STEAK HOUSE IN AMERICA! Vish The Golden Corral Nearest You Seguin: 1332 E. Court Universal City: 1324 Pat Booker San Antonio: 10930 Perrin Beitel Sun Tina lljrivlOpni, Fn £ Sjl HIMV. Most bus and subway systems arc now publicly run, particularly in major metropolitan areas. An estimated <M percent of the nation's urban bus riders use publicly run systems. The San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority argued that its local bus system is as essential a (V'vernment service as keeping the streets repaired or providing police and fire protection, and those jobs are exempt from federal wafje and overtime law. The San Antonio agency was created by Texas law in 1978 to take over a city-owned transportation system. The transit authority sued in 1979 to avoid complying with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The federal law requires employers covered by it to pay workers a minimum hourly wa^e and no less than I 1 :; times their regular pay for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours a week. Vanishes ... Did you buy a Term policy just to invest the difference? You didn't need to With a Southwestern Life VISION Universal Life policy you can protect your life and receive the benefit of high, competitive interest at the same time Plus you can design your policy so the premium "vanishes" altogether Your premiums go directly into your VISION cash value fund Your cash values immediately accrue high tax deferred interest And your interest is guaranteed at rates indexed to the T-bill Call Ford Martin. Southwestern Life's representative in Segum today Ford G. Martin 602 N King Segum, Texas 78155 379-3643 Southwestern Life People with Answers pleted eight-story Walnut Springs Tower. The $1 million federal project will provide low-rent housing for the elderly. An overflow crowd of approximately 650 people is predicted to attend Monday's Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Reagan Brown from the Texas A&M Agricultural Extension Service is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. David Broadnax scored 27 points and Charles Adams tossed in 22 as Seguin defeated John Marshall, 7762, to clinch a share of the district title. Twenty years ago, 1965: Guada'lupe-Blanco River Authority officials report that recently completed Canyon Dam has prevented local and area flooding. More than 8.5 inches of rain has fallen since the first of the year. Canyon has already captured 30,000 acre feet of storable water. The reservoir will hold approximately 340,000 acre feet when it reaches its conservation pool level. Members of the staff of Texas Education Commissioner J.W. Edgar visited Seguin last week to review local zoning and complaints of segregation at Juan Seguin Elementary School. Bulldog post Marty Hoffman tossed in 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Texas Lutheran College defeated Texas Wesleyan, 89-63, to take over sole possession of first place in the Big State Conference race. *********************************** WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY SALE *** THROUGH FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd.*** JEAN 22.99/12.99 SHIRT REG.: 29.99 REG 20.00 JR. JORDACHE JEANS & MIDDY SHIRT 14.99 REG.: 18.00-20.00 MEN'S KNIT SHIRTS 15.99 MEN'S LEVI'S" JEANS SHIRT REG.: 15,00 9.99 12.99 PANT SPECIAL PURCHASE JR. SHIRT & PANT 1.39 REG.: 1.95 TODAY'S GIRL HOSE \, 30% OFF ^\J /O \J?%_i REG,: 14.95-29.95 ATHLETIC SHOES 50% OFF ALL 14KT. GOLD Entire stock of I4kt. gold Irom Five Shells Chains, add-a-beaOs and earrings in assorted styles. Stock up and save' 24.99-28.99 REG.: 30.00-36.00 MEN'S HUSH PUPPIES Fa/nous name men s shoes feature pigskin uppers and lightweight soles in slip on and lace-up styles In tan ad grey. Available in sizes 7-12, N,M,W widths. 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