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hetent THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Wednesday, May 17, 1995 EMMIE S. MAZUREK Emmie Sistrunk Mazurek, 81, of Victoria, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. Arrangements pending at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, 578-3535. OWEN ROGERS DICKINSON Owen Rogers, 73, of Dickinson, formerly of Ganado and Corpus Christi, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. He was born Feb.

19, 1922, in Ganado. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He was owner of Rogers' Malt Shoppe for 32 years. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Annie W.

Rogers; sons, S. Dwight Rogers of Dickinson and Bruce W. Rogers of Victoria; sister, Dr. Elaine Mantooth Fleming of Clear Lake; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, James Crowder Funeral Home. Services: 10. a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church in Dickinson, the Rev. Dan Amerson officiating.

Burial: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Ganado Cemetery in Ganado, James Crowder Funeral Home, (713) 337-1515. Memorials: Memorial Building Fund, First United Methodist Church, 200 517 West Highway, dickinson 77539 or the American Heart Association, Galveston Mainland Division, P.O. Box 2070, Texas City 77590. CHARLES E.

JURENA YOAKUM Charles E. Jurena, 74, of Yoakum, died Sunday, May 14, 1995. He was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Hope, Lavaca County, to Iva Irene Fitzhenry Bailey of Yoakum and the late Emil F. Jurena.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army infantry during World War II and was a prisoner of war for one year in Germany. He was a rancher and former employee of Wendel Motor Co. He was a member of the Yoakum VFW, Yoakum Lions Club, National Association of Ex P.OW.'s-Crossroads Chapter, vice president of Oak Grove Cemetery Association, 88th Division Association, American Brahman Breeders Association and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Patti Jurena-Wiggs of Leander and Carla Brownfield of Wichita Falls; half sister, Fred Rader of Victoria; half brother, Dalton Rogers of Yoakum; and two grandchildren, Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Jean Neely Jurena.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Buffington Funeral Home, the Revs. Richard Bowden and Larry Brownfield. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum, 293-2333. Pallbearers: Welton Jetton, Cecil Williams, Cecil Hill, Travis Wendel, David Barnes, John Quast, Marvin Kunetka and Benny StePhens.

Memorials: Oak Grove Cemetery Association, Andersonville P.OW. Museum or American Cancer Society. WALTER F. OWINGS BEEVILLE Walter F. Owings, 85, of Beeville, died Monday, May 15, 1995.

He was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Bee County to Walter Newton and Elizabeth Salura Francis Owings. He married the former Ruth Winifred Turner on Nov. 6, 1938. He was retired from Enron, formerly Houston Natural Gas, after 26 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member and past president of A.A.R.P. Survivors: wife; daughter, Salura Arnold of Pawnee; son, James Owings of Beeville; sisters, Leola Owings of Houston and Nina Bray of Austin; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, the Rev. Mac Robinson officiating.

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Galloway and Sons Funeral Home, Beeville, 358-2512. Memorials: First Baptist Church Building Fund, South Texas Children's Home or donor's choice. FRANCISCO DOMINGUEZ YOAKUM Francisco Dominguez, 81, of Yoakum, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. He was born Nov. 28, 1913, to the late Melecio and Dolores Carillo Dominguez.

He was a retired caretaker for the city of Yoakum and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Josephine Ramirez Dominguez; daughters, Velia Ramirez, Julia Bucio, and Dolores Arriaga, all of Houston, and Felipa Gomez of Yoakum; sons, Domingo Dominguez of Houston, David Dominguez of Corpus Christi and Daniel Dominguez, Lawrence Dominguez and Frank Dominguez all Yoakum; sisters, Tony Coronado of Shiner, Antonia Mendez of Austin and Consuelo Orosco of San Antonio; brother, Nick Dominguez of Yoakum; 31 grandchildren; and 26 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by sister, Claudia Dominguez and brothers, Pete Dominguez and Tom Dominguez. Rosary: 7:30 tonight, Buffington Funeral Home.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Fred Krenek officiating. Burial: St.

Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum, 293-2333. Pallbearers: Elmo Ramirez Thomas Ramirez, Adam T. Dominguez, Eddie Dominguez, Ruben Rene Dominguez and Frank A. Dominguez. Memorials: St.

Joseph Catholic Church. THOMAS R. VICKERY Thomas Ray Vickery, 48, of Victoria, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. He was born March 29, 1947, in Kenedy to Marvin L. Vickery of Kenedy and the late Zona Shaw Vickery.

He was an oil field tool pusher and was a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Florence P. Vickery; daughter, Stacey Denise Vickery of Kenedy; sons, Thomas Vickery III of Victoria, Brian Maxwell of Bloomington and Bobby Priour of Huntsville; brothers, Damon Lee Vickery of Olivia, J.R.V Vickery of Edna, Martin Vickery of Beeville, Gene Vickery of Jourdanton, Pete Vickery of Freer and Timmy Vickery of DaCosta; and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Kenedy Cemetery, the Rev.

Howard Pierce officiating, Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy, (210) 583-2533. AMANDA E. DIXON HALLETTSVILLE. Amanda E. Dixon, 87, of Hallettsville, died Tues- day, May 16, 1995.

She was born Jan. 29, 1908, in Victoria County to the late Johnston and Ora Tipton Stevens. She was married on Jan. 3, 1928, in Cuero to the late Veachel Dixon who died Oct. 20, 1989.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors: daughters, LaVon Schmidt of Victoria and Ferol Strawbridge of Schulenburg; sons, Steve Dixon of Hallettsville, Donald Dixon of Kansas City, and Johnny Dixon of Marshall; sister, Eunice Leggett of Sheridan; 11 grandchildren; and seven great Preceded in death by husband; parents; son, Jerry Ward Dixon; and brother, Lyle L. Stevens. Visitation: 10 a.m. today, Kubena Funeral Home.

3 p.m. today, Kubena Funeral Home, Walter Stevens officiating. Burial: City Cemetery, Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 798-3271. ELIZABETH BURGES INGLESIDE Elizabeth Burges, 91, of Ingleside, died Saturday, May 13, 1995. She was born Nov.

15, 1903, in Grand Saline and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors: daughter, Cora Elliott of Aransas Pass; son, Lloyd Buell Burges of Dallas; sister, Coy Turner of Grand Saline; brother, Roy Eason of Grand Saline; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband of 48 years, John Kearby Burges. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sand Flat Cemetery, Grand Saline, Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass, 758-3221.

WOODROW JOHNSON CUERO- Woodrow "Woody" Johnson, 77, of Cuero, died Sunday, May 14, 1995. He was born Sept. 26, 1917, in DeWitt County to the late Rev. Emmitt. Johnny Sr.

and Lura Bryant Johnson. He was a maintenance man for Textile Mill, a shoe repairman, a certified baseball umpire and a member of Mount Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Esther D. Evans of Charleston, S.C.; son, Woodrow W. Johnson Jr.

of Chicago, sisters, Iola M. Jackson of Thomaston and Katherine N. Woodbury of San Antonio; brothers, Dewey D. Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M., and Emmitt J. Johnson Jr.

of San Antonio; six grandchildren; and 20 greatgrandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Freund Funeral Home. Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Mt.

Bethany Baptist Church in Thomaston, the Rev. Chester Polk officiating. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 275-2343. JOHN H. CARTER YOAKUM John H.

Carter, 82, of Yoakum, formerly of San Antonio, died Monday, May 15, 1995. Survivors: wife, Lucille Carter; daughter, Janice Thune; sons, Johnny Ray Carter, Carroll Eddie Carter and Clyde Wayne Carter; sister, Nannie Bell Arrendell; brothers, Floyd Carter and Alton Carter; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by infant son, Freddie Lloyd Carter. Memorial services were 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Yoakum Church of Christ, Terry Starling and Derrel Starling officiated.

Services: 1 p.m. today, Mission Park Funeral Chapels South in San Antonio, Terry Starling and Derrel Starling officiating. Burial: San Jose Burial Park South, Mission Park Funeral Home, San Antonio, (210) 924-4242. VENANCIO RODRIGUEZ SR. PORT LAVACA Services for Venancio "Ben" Rodriguez 82, of Port Lavaca, who died Monday, will be 2 p.m.

today, Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Hammond officiating. Floral committee: all grandchildren. Burial: Greenlawn Gardens, Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, 552-9766. Pallbearers: grandsons, Terry Rodriguez, Sam Sanchez, Simon Sanchez, Edward Robledo, Louis Robledo, Ricky Rodriguez, Ben Rodriguez III and Michael Rodriguez.

Honorary pallbearers: granddaughters, Patsy Steffe, Sylvia Gonzales, Liz Rodriguez, Hope Pilgrim, Juanita Rodriguez, Christina Martinez, Belinda Robledo and Linda Carmen Rodriguez. LOUIS CIMRHANZL JR SHINER Louis "Shorty" Cimrhanzl 55, of Shiner, died Sunday, May 14, 1995. He was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Waelder to the late Louis Victor Sr. and Wilhelmina Wulf Cimrhanzl.

He was a laborer with the city of Shiner and a member of Sts. Cyril Methodius Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 201. Survivors: sisters, Leona Machicek of Hallettsville and Angelyn Boedeker of Houston; and brother, John Cimrhanzl of Houston. A rosary was 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Buffington Funeral Home chapel.

Services: 10 a.m. today, Sts. Cyril Methodius Catholic Church, the Rev. Jerry Caponi officiating. Burial: Shiner Catholic Cemetery, Buffington Funeral Home, Gonzales, (210) 672-3322.

Pallbearers: Anthony Machicek, Robert Machicek, Allen Machicek, John Cimrhanzl, Kenneth Cimrhanzl and Marvin Wishert. Memorials: Sts. Cyril Methodius Catholic Church. PAMELA L. BRAMBLETT ARANSAS PASS Pamela Lee Bramblett, 39, of Aransas Pass, died Monday, May 15, 1995.

She was born Sept. 16, 1995, in Anchorage, Survivors: husband, Rick Bramblett of Aransas Pass; sons, Michael Bramblett of Colorado Springs, and Joshua Bramblett of Aransas Pass; granddaughter; father stepmother, Cotton and Evelyn Services: a.m. Friday, Central Baptist Church, the Rev. Pastor Dick Sumner officiating. Private burial to be held at a later date, Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass, 758-3221.

ISABEL CUELLAR CUERO Services for Isabel Cuellar, 97, of Cuero, who died Mon- day, will be 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Daniel Giorgi officiating. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 275-2343. RUDOLPH WASICEK EL CAMPO Rudolph Wasicek, 86, of El Campo, died Monday, May 15, 1995.

He was born April 9, 1909, in Czechoslovakia to the late Paul and Rosalie Maly Wasicek. He was a farmer and a Presbyterian. Survivors: wife, Millie Maly Wasicek; daughters, Betty Hlavaty of Pearland, Dorothy Mader of Louise and Shirley Faykus and Patsy Weishuhn of son, Richard Wasicek of Hallettsville; sisters, Rosalie Dybala of' Houston and Cecelia Macha of Hungerford; 24 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. today, Triska Funeral Home.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Triska Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Gould officiating. Burial: Garden of Memories, Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, (409) 543-3681. Memorials: donor's choice.

EDWARD T. MORGAN PORT LAVACA Edward T. Morgan, 84, of Port Lavaca, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. Arrangements pending at. Richardson Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, 552-2988.

JAMES H. SMITH GONZALES James H. Smith, 63, of Gonzales, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995. He was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Corsicana.

He was an attendant for Petroleum Exxon and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Mary Jane Bauer Smith; daughters, Debbie Janota of Houston and Roxanna Crothers of Dallas; stepdaughter, Janina Polasek of Dickinson; one stepson, Anthony Hyde of Gonzales; and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. today, Pavilion at Hermann Sons Cemetery, the Rev. Greg Hackett officiating.

ROBERT ANGELL PORT ARANSAS Robert Angell, 44, of Port Aransas, died Saturday, May 13, 1995. He was captain of the shrimping vessel Survivors: fiancee, Susan Beitel of Port Aransas. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Charlie Marshall Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Richard Safford officiating, Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass, 758-3221.

Private burial to be held at a later date. James Victoria Advocate City Secretary Ginger Yeater, right, Tuesday Wayne Watkins, Super District Joe F. Garcia, swears in the winners of the May 6 City Council Super District Shirley Buckert, single-member election. Taking the oath of office are, from left: District and Gary Middleton, mayor. Continued from Page 1A rary mayor if the mayor dies in office or is unable to carry on for whatever reason.

The council member with the most tenure has traditionally been selected mayor pro tem. Starkey, who has been on the council seven years, has the most seniority. But Zapata, who had a crowd of supporters in the audience, has said the city charter sets no requirements for the job, and he thought he should get it because of his community involvement. He had no comment after the meeting Tuesday. The council also honored 1 outgoing Mayor Ted Reed with a proclamation declaring May 16, 1995, as Ted Reed Day in Victoria.

Incoming Mayor Middleton said the Texas Legislature was also slated to honor Reed Tuesday for his contributions to the city and state. Reed served 15 years on the council, including 11 as mayor. In other business, the council: LAWMEN- Continued from Page 1A this off," Daniel said, referring to his sidearm. Gun dealers, however, disagreed on whether gun sales will increase once the bill becomes law. Kenneth Eller, owner of Eller's Hunting Post, said business "might increase a little bit, but I don't see it as being really noticeable." "I don't think it's going to change a lot, there might be a few people that may want to buy a gun to carry," he said.

The big rush, Eller said, will be for training classes that will be required in order to get a carry permit. "I imagine it's going to be snowed under, the first session of the Darrell Hester, owner of Victoria All-Sports Center, predicted the bill will boost the sale of handy especially for self-dete "With todav's TARIFFS Continued from Page 1A trade embargo would do far more damage to the U.S. small businessman who sells Japanese products and to the consumer than to the Japanese economy. "I think the U.S. and Japan need to be in a free-trade market," Greeson said.

"I don't see a trade embargo as an effective way to balance trade. That's what the World Trade Organization is for. I think the WTO needs to make the decision before putting sanctions on individual In addition to the Diamante, the list includes all five models of Toyota's Lexus models, three of Nissan's Infiniti series, two models of Honda's Acura and Mazda's 929 and Millenia. Gladden Mazda carries the 929 and the Millenia, but owner Gary Gladden said he had no comment on the issue. The other cars on the list aren't sold in Victoria.

"Most of what we sell is built in Georgetown, Ken. We don't have to import our cars," said Ken Blackwood of Blackwood Toyota. Representative of the 617 dealerships stocking the targeted cars warned of mass layoffs and bankruptcies. CABLEContinued from Page 1A bill becomes law. to approve the bill, including cable deregulation, despite a battle by key Democrats to salvage rate controls.

Two forces are behind the change: Republicans, who were reluctant to regulate rates in the first place back in 1992, are now in charge of Congress. And potential cable competitors notably high powered satellites and telephone companies are looming larger than ever. Under the GOP bill, rates for "small" cable companies defined as having less than 1 percent of all cable customers nationwide would be immediately deregulated. Rates for the rest of the systems would be deregulated once a competitor moves into a local market or within 15 months after the Met in a workshop to bilities of the different Received a quarterly receives city money. Approved a change to for water well repairs.

Approved a $16,875 to the new Texas as Department formerly Loop 175. The state Approved a request for a variance to the building window at 1409 La Valliere Approved request code for child care facilities Approved a request ance to the sign requirements Approved a request to the subdivision and sion No. 1 near the former Drive. Approved a transfer of Human Services for funding in conjunction with the Appointed Zapata to of the Golden Crescent Appointed Watkins board is responsible for that covers most of Victoria Voting board members pata, County Commissioner chael Behrens and Reuben Manager David Roush, rector John Johnston. them feel, I would more secure," he lawmen agreed do is affect the their jobs, although problems could were to draw his to help an offiarrest or quell a dis- have to draw down way of knowing if or a bad guy," he they're law-abiding have any problems said Daniel, who training and licensare necessary to safety Continued from Page 1A would make think, a little bit said.

One thing both the change won't way they do Mitscherling said arise if someone pistol in an attempt cer make an turbance. "Then I might on him. I have no he's a good guy said. long as citizens, I don't with it at believes strict ing requirements maintain public CARS- trucks to every car," Greeson said. sport utility segment and the truck segment have been refined so much, they drive as nice as a car and are more versatile, so there are people driving trucks now that have never driven trucks in their life," he added.

Victoria's Gary Gladden, owner of Gladden Motor who noted the Buick Roadmaster has been a good seller for his dealership, said he hasn't received definite word that the Roadmaster would not be made after 1996. Representatives of Wilkinson Oldsmobile-Cadillac had no comment. "These are the big, heavy-bodied cars that tamed the frontier of the highway," Michael Marsden, dean of arts and sciences at Northern Michigan University. Births Victoria Medical Center Guadalupe Esparza and Roy Garcia of Seadrift, a son, 6 pounds 6 at 5:30 p.m. on May 12, 1995.

Michele Kutac and Billy Imes Jr. of Inez, a daughter, 7 pounds, at 1:36 p.m. on May 13, 1995. Kenneth and Donna Barber, a son, 8 pounds 1 ounce, at 7:04 p.m. on May 13, 1995.

Victor Suarez and Dawn Flanigan of Point Comfort, a son, 6 pounds 11 ounces, at 1:40 a.m. on May 14, 1995. Cosme and Kathleen Rosales, a son, 7 pounds 5 ounces, at 1:07 a.m. on May 14, 1995. Elizabeth Hundley, a son, 10 pounds 6 ounces, at 2:50 a.m.

on May 15, 1995. Calvin and Iris Greathouse, a son, 6 pounds 14 ounces, at 2:02 p.m. on May 15, 1995. Armondo and JoAnn Martinez, a son, 10 pounds 11 ounces, at 9:12 p.m. on May 15, 1995.

Oscar and Anna Cavazos Rivera, a daughter, 7 pounds 14 ounces, at 7:57 a.m. on May 16, 1995. DeTar Hospital Christopher E. and Kimberly Krejci Kvinta of Refugio, a son, 7 pounds 14 ounces, at 9:45 a.m. on May 12, 1995.

Carrie Ann Alonzo, a son, 7 pounds 7 continue briefing new members on the responsidepartments. report from the Cultural Council of Victoria, which the contract with Crowell Drilling Co. of Louise contract with the state for extension of a water line of Transportation office on U.S. 59, which is will reimburse the city. from Ben Heilker of Victoria Air Conditioning Inc.

code to waive the fire protection rating for a Ave. from Debi Wagner for a variance to the building for 507 Cherrystone Circle. from Whispering Creek Partnership Ltd. for a varifor the Whispering Creek Center. from Terrell C.

and Betty R. Dibrell for a variance development ordinance for the Maranatha SubdiviDomino's Pizza restaurant on John Stockbauer money agreement with the Texas Department of an at-risk child care program to be conducted summer youth recreation program. the General Assembly and to the board of directors Regional Planning Commission. to the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The coordinating all transportation planning in an area County.

are Lee Swearingen of the navigation district, ZaRex Easley, County Judge Helen Walker, MiPetrusek Jr. of the highway department, Airport City Manager Denny Arnold and Public Works Di- HANDGUN Continued from Page 1A said, "Let there be no doubt: people will be hurt and killed as a result of this If the bill is signed, Texans could start seeking concealed-gun permits in September and begin carrying the weapons on Jan. 1. The House passed the bill Tuesday on a vote of 101-46. The measure was given final approval by the Senate last week.

Senate sponsor Jerry Patterson, R-Pasadena, said the bill would return to Texans their constitutional right to bear arms. "Our constitution says the Legislature has the right to regulate the wearing of guns. That's what we've done Patterson sal the bill lacks Suf Opponents said satory We are creating a monster," said Rep. Paul Moreno, D-El Paso. are going to cause death, and we are going to cause serious injury to a person," he said.

The bill would allow Texans who are 21 or older and meet certain requirements to obtain licenses to carry concealed guns. Applicants would have to undergo 10 to 15 hours of training and pass a proficiency exam. A four-year permit would cost $140, except for the elderly and indigent, who would receive a 50 percent discount. The bill prohibits the carrying of concealed guns in specific places, including bars, athletic events, hospitals and churches. Opponents unsuccessfully tried to send the bill back to a House-Senate conference committee to restore provisions that would have increased training requirements to between 15 and 30 hours, allowed for drug testing of applicants and given citizens an opportunity to vote on the issue.

ounces, at 6 a.m. on May 12, 1995, Mark E. and Sheila Fleming Zamora, a daughter, 7 pounds 4 ounces, at 6:47 a.m. on May 13, 1995. Jay P.

Konarik and Amy D. Miller of Ganado, a son, 8 pounds 10 ounces, at 5:55 p.m. on May 12, 1995. Lupe and Cynthia Solis Martinez a daughter, 7 pounds 12 ounces, at 11:27 a.m. on May 13, 1995.

Rolando D. and Susana Palacios Gamboa, a daughter, 8 pounds 2 ounces, at 2:16 p.m. on May 13, 1995. Mr. and Mrs.

Pete Garza a son, 8 pounds 10 ounces, at 3:27 p.m. on May 14, 1995. Robert W. and Carolyn Schumann Carnley of Inez, a daughter, 7 pounds 8 ounces, at 1:19 a.m. on May 14, 1995.

Gary T. and Kimberly Kucera Hessler, a son, 2 pounds 14 ounces, at 5:37 p.m. on May 14, 1995. Quang T. and Hong Pham Vu, a son, 7 pounds 13 ounces, 12:20 a.m.

on May 15, 1995. Jerry and Theresa Olivares Vasquez, a son, 7 pounds 4 ounces, 7:20 a.m. on May 15, 1995. Mr. and Mrs.

Ray R. Chavarria of Edna, a daughter, 7 pounds 7 ounces, at 8:07 a.m. on May 15, 1995. Ronnie Felan and Cynthia A. Perez of Refugio, a daughter, 8 pounds 1 ounce, at 2:56 p.m.

on May 15, 1995. spawn with Since rate regulation took effect in September 1993, cable customers have saved $3.5 billion, or $4 a month, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The regulations apply to most of the country's 11,000 cable systems. Opponents of deregulation assert that the current telecommunications bill would wipe out these savings. "Cable consumers are going to be paying a lot more for what they are getting today," predicted Rep.

Edward Markey, D-Mass. Supporters of deregulation say that cable companies, facing new competitors, would be especially sensitive to pricing and that consumers would gain access to new products and services..

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