Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 9, 1973 · Page 8
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 8

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, September 9, 1973
Page 8
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Pane 8A NKWS-IIKKAI.I), raiiania Cil.v, Kla., Siinday. Sopiomiirr !>, um New Newspaper Ruling Asked TALLAHASSP]E (UF'I) — political candidatesciiticizfri in The Florida Supremo Court was editorials and to take a cue urged to reconsider its decision fi'oin the Massaciuisetts high upholding a law i-equiring that court, which rejected a similar newspapers print replies of law. Attoiiey General Koherl Shevin, who was sided with the Miami Herald and several other newspapers in their fight against the law, asked the Flo'-ida court to consider a point point not raised earlier — that the Massachusetts court held a similar law unconstitutional on a 7-0 vote. In a 6-1 opinion earlier this year, the Florida coui-t upheld the "right to reply" law that forces newspapers to pi'inf candidates replies to editorials or face criminal penalties of one year in jail andSl,0()0 fine. Shevin said tiie Florida law could have a "far greater chilling effect" on freedom of the press than the Massachusetts law. The Hei'ald and other newspapers argued that if the state could require a paper to print a reply, the next step would be for the state to dictate what newspapers could not print. The Florida ruling was in favor of Pat Tornillo of Miami, an unsuccessful state legislative candidate who sued the Miami Herald after it refused to print his reply to an editorial criticizing him. Shevin, who intervened in the case on the side of the Herald and argued against the law before the court ruled, joined the newspaper in seeking a rehearing of the case after the ruling. Shevin argued that the Florida case involved the same basic issues as the Massachusetts case in which the court threw out a law requiring newspapers to publish any paid political advertisement expres.sing a contrary view to a (ireviously published paid ad. "The Massachusetts "right of reply" law was even less restrictive than the Florida law since it regulated only paid advei'tisements as opposed to general editorial conniients," Shevin said. The Massachusetts court said the law may have been aimed at making sure both sides of a controversy are heard but "instead of achieving a fairer dissemination of political advertising, may produce a chilling effect of discourageing newspapers and other affected publications from accepting any political advertisements." Shevin said the argument that the Massachusetts law would stifle publication of political ads was applicable here because the Florida law would have the same effect on editorials about political candidates. "A newspaper or other publication of general circulation may decide to publish no political advertisements on an election issue rather than expose itself to a commitment to publish all responsive advertisements," Shevin quoted the Massachusetts court. That court also said the state could abridge freedom of the press if it did so in the name of "a substanital or overriding governmental interest," but it found no such interest existed in the replav law, Shevin said. The Florida law "clearly poses a burden on freedomof the press," Shevin said, adding he does "not concede that any governmental interest would justify such a burden," Now You Know If Can vegetable protein he substituted equally for animal protein '•' .'\. The Center for Consumer Information and ICducation of the University of Florida .says that vegetable proteins generally are of lower quality than animal proteins because they fail to provide the complete as.sortment of amino acids in the amounts the body needs for tissue building. Certain foods of plant origin—.soy beans, nuts, dry beans and peas—are better than others from plants. It takes only a small amount of protein from animal sources, however, to supplement the protein in vegetable foods. Custody Suit Is Rejected MIAMI (UPI) — Circuit Judge James Kehow has rejected a suit filed from Cuba by a man seeking to regain custody of his six-year-old daughter, who is living in Hialeah, with her aunt. Kehow threw out the suit by Lazaro Gustavo Galvez Garcia of Havana because Galvez failed to come to the U. S. to have his sworn pretrial taken by attorneys for Lucila Rodriguez, Estrella Galvez great aunt. Although the ruling cannot be appealed, Galvez could refile the suit. Contacted in Havana by telephone Wednesday, Galvez second wife, Mrs. Mayra Alvarez Sanchez Galvez, said reason her husband was unable to come to the U. S. was that she had not yet recovered from injuries suffered in an automobile accident March 21. Students Get Advice If you're a student IH-22 •getting n\onthly social .security checks, it's im|)ortant to report any changes in your earnings, school enrollment, or marital status, according to James C. Robinson, manager of the Pan;ima Cilv Social Security Office. About 65l),()00 students 18 and over get monthly .social iocurily payments because a parent gets disability or retirement benefits or has died. They can continue" to get payments to age 22 — slightly b e y 0 ii d f o i' under-graduates-as long as they remain full-time students and unmarried. Students getting social security payments should notify social security immediately if they mari'y,,'leave school, or start attending on a part-time basis, according to Robinson. "Students must tell us of such changes so we can stop their monthly benefits as required by law," he said. Social security payments to students can also be affected by total yearly earnings from part-time or temporary jobs, according to fioliiiisoii. "If you're a student getting .social .security payments and know your earnings for 1973 will be more than $2,100, you should report that to .social .security," he .said. "Otherwise you might gel benefits you'll have to pay back later." Students getting social locks .slioitlil f'l''^'* fioin one .security report a transfer school to another, he .said. /^eopl<' with questions iibmit soci/il security student payments can gel answers by writing, visiting, or calling /my social security office. Fraud Ruling Is Issued TALLAHASSKE (UPI) Several people who signed coiUracts vsith a health studio cannot file class action fraud suits against the studio for' breach of contract. Attorney General Robert Shevin. Each person would have to sue individually because ther was no common interest on which to base a class action suit, Shevin said in an opinion issued to Rep. Robert Hector (D-Miami). Hector had said a number of persons individually signed contiacts with a health studio, which then sold the contracts to a financial institution. The studio then failed to live up to the contracts, but the financial institution continued to attempt collecting payments, he .said. Wife Slayer WEST PALM BEACH (UPI) ~ Curtis Morrow, 30, of Columbia, S.C., faces murder charges in the shooting death of his 26-year-old wife, Oisteen. Police said the couple was visiting a friend, Willie Hickson, here when the shooting occurred after a dontestic argument. License Law BERT RODGERS SCHOOLS OF REAL ESTATE INCORPORATED REALTY COURSE for SALESMAN and BROKER EXAMINATIONS PANAMA CITY RAMADA INN 3001 West 10th FIRST CLASS SESSION AND REGISTRATION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 8:30 A.M. For registration and further information write or call collect Telephone (305) 855-5441 6990 Lake Eiienor Drive •Orlando, Florida 32809 FREE ESTIMATE on CHAIN LINK FENCING Call Sears, 763-6611, tomorrow for a free, no obligation, home fencing estimate. Sears will measure your fencing needs and tell you exactly how much it will cost, including Sears authorized professional installation. Surround your homw with the protection of Sears Chain Link Fence. 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