The Daily Review from Morgan City, Louisiana on October 30, 1992 · 6
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The Daily Review from Morgan City, Louisiana · 6

Morgan City, Louisiana
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Friday, October 30, 1992
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Page 6, The Daily Review, Morgan City, La., Friday, October 30, 1992 State News Roimdep Court says recall efforts OK within 100 feet of polls I NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court imposed a compromise Thursday on both sides in the attempted recall of Gov. Edwin Edwards. The question today was whether it will stand up. Baton Rouge attorney Ted Schirmer, founder of Recall '92, enthusiastically embraced a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that his volunteers may circulate recall petitions to within 100 feet of Louisiana's 4,022 polling places during next week's election. At the same time, the 5th Circuit refused to let Louisiana officials strictly enforce a state law banning any sort of politics within 600 feet of polling places on Nov, 3. A spokeswoman said Attorney General OIKPlHDJB Richard Ieyoub will decide today whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. Schirmer's suit challenging the 600-foot no-politicking zone names Edwards, Ieyoub and Secretary of State Fox McKeithen as defendants. A panel of three judges from the 5th Circuit said the 100-foot zone should be adequate for the recall group or, for that matter, any other group promoting an initiative not on the Nov. 3 ballot. It specified, however, that solicitations must be done "in a peaceable, quiet and orderly manner." Without ruling on the constitutionality of the law itself, the judges said they were banning strict enforcement just for this election and only because of the persuasive case made by Recall '92, which wants to recall Edwards for various reasons. The recall group claimed it was unreasonable and unconstitutional to prohibit their signature-gathering near polling places Nov. 3 because the recall initiative is not on that ballot. Judges Will Garwood of Austin, Texas; W. Eugene Davis of Lafayette, and Edith Jones of Houston unanimously agreed the ban seemed at least unreasonable this time. Relaxing the 600-foot boundary shouldn't influence how anyone might vote in this election, they said. "Although the state has offered some justifications for the six hundred foot extent of its prohibited zone, these justifications as applied ginger s BAKERY Opening Monday, Npyemhex 2ft ' Hot French Bread Cookies 'Brownies Croissants Muffins Blue Bell Ice Cream Fresh Coffee Milk 0range Juice A A lr A " Anniversary, Birthday, Showers, I AKhS Parties, Etc. VniXLW And Our Specialty CHEESE CAKE Baked Fresh Daily OPEN 7 DAYS A WKHK MON. - FRI. 7A.M. - 5:()I.M. SAT. & SUN. 8A.M. - 1P.M. 1000 SEVENTH ST. (corner Willard & 7th) MORGAN CITY(across ,rom Teche Federal Savings Bank) 385-5769 Attention TO ALL OF OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS IN THE MORGAN CITY AREA! DUE TO DAMAGES FROM THE HURRICANE WE ARE INVITING YOU TO OUR HOUMA LOCATION TO RECEIVE A 20 DISCOUNT ON ANY STEAK ITEM! Discount On Any Steak Item Only At 1832 W. Park Ave. - Houma Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. Please Present When Ordering. to political activity not related to any matter on the ballot have limited relevance to the core concerns relied on (in a previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling), which were protecting the integrity of the ballot from fraud and intimidation," the judges said in a 13-page opinion. "Persons conducting political activity not related to a matter on the ballot have no incentive to attempt to prevent people from voting or to affect how they vote at the polling place, and the voters are certainly less likely to perceive that the activities of such persons are aimed at their voting or how they might vote in the polling place." The state's highest court told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that such activity violates Louisiana's election code. ALLEN WILTZ, center, recently spoke to the Patterson Rotary Club. Wiltz, a resident of Metairie, gave a slide presentation and emphasized advances made in avaition by the former Wedell-Williams Air Service in Patterson. Wiltz's program was titled "Brave Men and fast Airplanes" and focused on the 1930s aviation era when Jimmy Wedell and Harry Williams were among the early speed recordsetters. Both died in separate plane crashes. With Wiltz are Rotarian and Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum Foundation member F.C. "Butch" Felterman, left, T.L Plamer, museum curator. $2.5 million dome carpet bid on hold NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state judge on Thursday temporarily forbade operators of the Louisiana Superdome to award floor-covering contracts totaling more than $2.5 million. The ruling came in response to a suit filed by former state Sen. Ben Bagert Jr. on behalf of three businesses he 6aid could have submitted lower bids but were not permitted to do so. State District Judge George Connolly issued a temporary restraining order barring Facility Management, the private company that operates the stadium for the state, from awarding the contracts. Connolly set a court hearing for Nov. 5 , "There's a can of worms and we need to pry the lid off," Bagert said. Robert Johnson, an official with Facility Management, said his company's position is that it is not subject to the bid law. He cited an attorney general's opinion supporting that view. Attorney General Richard Ieyoub issued an opinion July 23 that Facility Management is not obligated to comply with the bid law in awarding contracts for Superdome work. Tinted auto window controversy addressed BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Since car inspectors switched from eyeballing tinted windows to an electronic checkup, a lot of cars have i' be flunking..-,, I 1 T . , , ' They're "making all of our cuS- tomers ... go back and retint," said' Marlen Babin, owner of Classic Glass-Tint-Trim in Baton Rouge. The problem, he told a legislative subcommittee Thursday, is that the difference between a legal tint and one that's a hair too dark is so fine Mrs. Quayle coming back By the Associated Press Vice President Dan Quayle's wife, Marilyn, plans a visit to Louisiana today her third trip to the state as part of the scramble for Louisiana's nine electoral votes. Mrs. Quayle was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans for a 1 p.m. speech at the Stanley Scott Cancer Center of Louisiana State University Medical Center. Then she was to hold a news conference before traveling to Shreveport, marking her second visit to that city. The vice president's wife is scheduled to arrive at Shreveport's Regional Airport at 3:35 p.m. and meet with Mayor Hazel Beard and students from Caddo Parish Magnet High School, said Harriet Belchic, a Bush supporter who helped coordinate the visit. Mrs. Quayle will then tour the Louisiana State Fair at about 4 p.m. A press conference is scheduled there just before 5 p.m. George W. Bush, son of the president, campaigned in central and south Louisiana on Thursday. Bush campaigned in Alexandria, the Lake Charles area and in New Orleans. that only electronics can detect it. "The human eye can't tell the difference," he said The Louisiana State Police asked fof , thejaw'so, officers can tell if sornfone stopped far a traffic violation has a gun. It limits the darkness of windows next to the front seats, and allows windshields to be tinted only on a 5-inch strip along the top. For years, the state supplied cards of the darkest shade allowed. Inspectors held the cards next to car windows and judged by sight whether the tinting was legal. Since the light meters were brought out, business is up but public confidence in the tint industry is dawn, said Kevin D. Major, owner of Pro-Glass and Tint. "We've been real busy these last few months," he told a House Transportation subcommittee. "It's really looking great for our profit margin. But that's not the kind of money we want. We want them to be back with their next car." The subcommittee didn't vote, but state Reps. John "Juba" Diez, D-Gonzales, and Israel Curtis, D-Alexandria, agreed to urge other committee members to agree that darker windows should be allowed until the full Legislature can consider the matter next year. The action will be final only if a majority of the committee signs on. Such a change would alleviate most of the complaints that have come up, State Police spokesman Hamilton Mixon said. Mixon said the State Police is trying to make sure the state does not violate the law by changing the way it judges windows. First-time violators face up to a $150 fine plus re- tint their front-side windows their own expense. at JACKI ACKEL with the St. Mary Drug Free Task Force recently presented a program on Red Ribbon Week to the East St. Mary Kiwanis Club. Ackel, at-risk interventionist with the St. Mary Parish School Board, is with Kiwanis Club President Paul Governale. But Bagert said that Ieyoub's opinion is in error because the law empowering the governor to contract out management of the stadium requires public bidding. The suit alleges that under the law, such contracts must be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder on the basis of specifications that do not require the use of specific brands or materials. The suit said the carpet contract was awarded under specifications that gave an unfair advantage to Old Tyme Ceiling Fan Shoppe Inc. of St. Bernard Parish. Bagert said only four companies were invited to bid "and three of them never intended to bid." In addition to Facility Management, named as defendants are Gov. Edwin Edwards, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District and the winning bidder. Under state law, defendants could be fined up to $150,000 each if a court finds the bid law was violated, Bagert said. Discount M Seafood lO SOUTHERN SECRETS FOOD CORP. (formerly Kristtcevtch s Seafood Market) 384-6737 r-t 1023 Sixth St. (Crnr. 6th & Arenz) Morgan City J"; 1; A w p tr. . v. -k mimm OPEN. Mm , Wed., Thurs. . 10 a m to 7 p.m. Fri &, Sat 10 a m to 8 p m Sun 11 a m to 7 p m CLOSED TUESDAYS .V. IHSCOl'NT TO AARP MKMHF.HS "With MnmlierkhipCi SMIG OPPOSES CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION The St. Mary Industrial Group has gone on record opposing the Revision Submitted by tbe Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1992. This constitutional revision is unnumbered and listed before the six numbered constitutional amendments on the November 3rd ballot. It would allow the Governor and the Legislature to cut previously Constitutionally Guaranteed Funds such as the 8-G Fund and the Minimum Foundation Program which funds public elementary and secondary education. Louisiana ranks 43rd in pcr-pupil funding of education and we can not allow or accept any reductions in Minimum Foundation Funds that reduce the quality of education of our children. Let's keep education constitutionally funded and free from politics as usual. Our children deserve better. PLEASE VOTE AGAINST The Revision Submitted by the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1992. Paid tor by St. Mary Industrial Group

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