The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 23, 1986 · Page 16
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April 23, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 16

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•-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednevday, April 23, 1986 SPEEDY TYPISTS JULIE DARSEE, left, and Rebecca Pratt of Robert E. Lee High School placed first and second respectively in tine University Interscholastic League district typing contest held in Pasadena. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) Senate still battles over free speech WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate was once a place of unfettered free speech, a legislative cockpit where a senator could rise to his feel and gel ofi- his chest anything that was on his mind. And he could do it at whatever length he chose, and virtually whenever he chose to do it. It was in the Senate, alter all. that the word filibuster was appropriated from the buccaneers and freebooters. It svas meant to describe stemwinding Senate speeches to stop action on legislation senators opposed. But bit by bit over the decades the right oi unlimited speech in the Senate has been shaved and trimmed and pruned. Now. Sen. William Proxmire. D-Wis.. says the threat is greater than ever that the tree of Senate oratory may be cut back beyond recognition. Proxmire is consistent. One of the most consistent senators ever. This week, for example, he is celebrating two decades without a missed roll call vote. That adds up to 9.178 roll call votes in a row over 2(1 years. Some were impor- umt. Some were not. But none was missed. The date of that last missed roll call \vas April 20. HHiti. When Proxmire says •'never again, "he means it. Proxmire also speaks on the Senate floor every day the Senate is in session. He has done so for at least 19 years. When Proxmire says, "every clay." he means that loo. Beginning on Jan. 11. 1967. Proxmire gave a speech every day of every .session explaining why the Senate should promptly ratify the treaty to brand genocide an international crime. The pact had been pending unapproved since shortly after the end of World War II and Proxmire made nearly 3,000 daily speeches. The last Proxmire speech on genocide \vas delivered on Feb. 19, the day the Senate ended 37 years of off-and- on debate and ratified the pact. The senator almost always entitles one oi his daily speeches. "The myth of the day." He has been puncturing "myths" every day since last June 18. He has been giving speeches on the importance oi arms control every day since April 1982. But now the right of daily speeches is. under siege. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. R-Kan.. recently reduced the permitted length of speeches in the Senate's traditional "morning hour" — when senators may speak on any subject — from 15 minutes to five minutes. As of tJnis year. Senate sessions are broadcast by radio — gavel to ;:;avel — and they may soon be televised as well. And while senators such as Proxmire once made their orations to a.n empty chamber, now more and more of their colleagues are standing in line to project their voices to the nation. If the changes Dole wants are made. Proxmire said, on busy days it will be "too bad and tough luck — no freedom to speak on that day." Gonzalez running for court position Democratic nomination sought Justice Raul Gonzalez is seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 3 primary for Place 4 judge on the Texas Supreme Court. Gonzalez, 46, of Austin was appointed to this position in October 1984 by Gov. Mark White. He is the first Hispanic to sit on the Texas Supreme Court and to hold a statewide office. A native of Weslaco, Gonzalez served as an associate justice on the 13th Court of Appeals for three years and as judge of the 103rd District Court in Brownsville for four years. He has also been an assistant Houston city attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney and a legal aid lawyer for the Houston Legal Foundation. He has also had a private legal practice in Brownsville. Gonzalez holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Houston. He is also a graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev., and will receive a master's degree in judicial process from the University of Virginia in May. During a recent campaign stop in Baytown, Gonzalez cited his diverse legal background RAUL GONZALEZ and h:is experience. He also noted he has received the fjupport of both plaintiffs' and defendants' attorneys. Gonzalez is a former director of trie Brownsville Boys' Club, the South Texas Rehabilitation Independent School District, the Valley Federal Employees Credit Union, the Brownsville Community Development Corp. and the Brownsville Rotary Club. He and his wife, Dora, have four children: Celeste, Jaime, Mairco and Sonia. Toke\bur Shot PHOTO CONTEST Do you have a photograph you think is special? If you do, then send it in to the Baytown Sun by April 24. You Might Be A Winner! All Photos Will Be OnDisplay in San Jacinto Mall May 5-11. THE 2 CATEGORIES 1. Outdoor Photographs Landscapes, Sunsets, Sunrises, Houses, Etc. I 2. People and/or Animals i v rN. •» i Z~t r~~. „•—„ 4- ••*•. • —•"• » * ^*- I » ' < *** -^* *^« »™\ ^^ »" ^« *^t v~* *- ^ »- r-^ ^s *- **• j«k *<^ f^. f Any photo involving a person or person or animals, etc PRIZES • 1 st Place Prizes (In Each Category, total of 2 Winners) $100 Gift Certificate from SAN JACINTO MALL for Winner in Each Category. • 2nd Place Prizes (In Each Category. Total of 2 Winners) $50 Gift Certificate from SKYLARK CAMERA of Pasadena for Winner in Each Category **** TOTAL OF 4 WINNERS **** HOW IT WORKS! \ . Entry Fee s $3.00 per photo and is non-refundable. Entry fee must be mailed in with photo. 2 Photo must fall into one of the 2 categories. All people must be properly identified and photo entered with their permission. 3. Photo can be in color or black and white, not to exceed 8x10 size. 4. Entries should write on the bock of the photo: Name-Address/Phone-Names(s) of People in the photo. 5. All entries must be in the Baytown Sun office by April 24th. 6. Judging takes place April 25th. 7. Photos can be picked up offer the contest May ) 2th, at the Baytown Sun front advertising desk. 8. Employees of the Baytown Sun and their immediate families are ineligible. 9. Professional photographers are ineligible. 10. The Baytown Sun will print the winning photos and as many of the top photos as possible on Sunday, May 4. 1 1. The Baytown Sun reserves all rights and maintains all judging on as fair a standard as possible. Panel of 6 Judges (3 Judges for each Category) CO-SPONSORED BY JACI NTO MALL 1-10 at Garth Road Skylark *^ CAMERA & VIDEO • COMPLETE PHOTO AND VIDEO SELECTION • RENTALS AND REPAIRS SERVING PASADENA 33 YEARS 4 1724 Rkhty 477-4461 Houston Area Locations

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