The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on December 1, 1982 · Page 8
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 8

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Wednesday, December 1, 1982
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t-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, December 1, 1912 Reagan Offers Brazil Encouragement BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Reagan, praising Brazil's stability on a troubled continent, is offering the military leaders of the financially ailing nation words of encouragement — but no dollars. He was opening his first official visit to South America with a full schedule today of formal and informal meetings, including one possibly on horseback. From the presidential offices in the modernistic Palacio do Planalto at the end of the capital's string of government buildings to a 300-acre ranch on the northern outskirts of town and then to a dinner at the foreign ministry, Reagan planned to spend more than seven hours with President Jqao Baptista Figueiredo. Reagan, on a five-day tour of Brazil and three other Latin American nations arrived shortly before midnight Tuesay in this central Brazilian city built on the high plains 25 years ago. "We all know of the strong and steady advance of Brazil both domestically and internationally," Reagan said. He praised the nation's Nov. 15 congressional and gubernatorial elections — the first in almost 18 years — as a demonstration of "Brazil's confidence in itself and its stability in freedom." Figueiredo told Reagan: "Present difficulties not withstanding, we are fully confident that we will follow the road of democracy and progress chosen by the Brazilian people." "It is high time," he said, that the United States and Brazil discuss their mutual problems Stock Quotes and "move toward genuine and equitable partnership." The streets of Brasilia wen quiet when Reagan arrived, although anti-Reagan demonstrations took place earlier in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. Reagan met last May with Figueiredo in Washington and Secretary of State George P. Shultz described the Brazilian on Tuesday as "a real guy, full of pep, vim and vigor ... a very enjoyable person. He and the president hit it off well, and their conversation is likely to roam all over the world." Figueiredo is the fifth in a string of military men who have ruled the country since a 1964 coup overthrew the last democratically elected government. Shultz, demonstrating sensitivity to Latin American concern that the United States overlook* it* hemispheric neighbors, reminded reporters during , the 8Vi-hour flight that the "real world includes our neighbors, and don't ' you forget it." Reagan's aides held out the possibility that during a three- hour visit to Figueiredo's ranch, Granja do Torto, the U.S. president would spend some tune riding horseback with the Brazilian leader. "If he is invited, he is going to ride," said deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes. Reagan stressed on his arrival that he was on a "working visit." The schedule omitted many of the ceremonial events and late nights that left Reagan exhausted and dozing in the midst of his European trip last June. 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'irO l.H Hinckley's Favorite: Dallas Prison Lobby Wants 'Clean Sweep' AUSTIN (AP) — A lobbyist for prisoners says the leaders of his organization want a clean sweep of seven major criminal justice appointments next year, with new people in each job. Charles Sullivan, executive director of Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Er- rants — CURE — said several people who oversee Texas' criminal justice system are "burnt out" and should be replaced. Sullivan told a Capitol news conference Tuesday CURE'S executive committee had voted unanimousiy to make new appointments its No. 1 legislative priority next year. He mentioned seven members of three agencies — Board of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Paroles and Adult Probation Commission — whose terms have expired or expire in 1983. At least one of the new appointees to the Board of Corrections should be a woman, Sullivan said.. He said CURE had been trying for the past three legislative sessions to get a woman appointed to the "nine-member male board," which will have three openings in February. "We have 1,500 women in the Texas Department of Cor- rections, and we do not feel that they have a representative, so we'd certainly like to have one of these three appointments be a woman — at least one woman," Sullivan said. He called for an "infusion of new blood" on the agencies, which he said have either ignored legislation setting up community corrections facilities, "dragged their feet ... or have not been aggressive in initiating programs." For example, Sullivan said, a work- release program that was started in 1969 and had over 200 prisoners has dwindled to 40. "Everybody has come to the conclusion that we need community corrections. No one is on- posed to comrauni / corrections that I know of, except perhaps when it's in your neighborhood, but that's the problem of leadership, that's where these three correction agencies should be providing the leadership that we need," he said. "It's an uphill battle to sell community corrections but that's what we need in the future — new blood." Abilene Judge J. Neil Daniel's appointment to the probation Trooper Who Sued Transferred HOUSTON (AP) — A state trooper, who sued his bosses contending they harassed him for objecting to a traffic ticket quota system, says he has been ordered to move to Dallas to become a driver's license examiner. Trooper James Wade, of Orange, said he was ordered to report to Dallas today. Wade's attorneys received a stay of the order earlier this year, but U.S. District Judge Joe Fisher of Beaumont this week declined to extend the stay. "It was a shock," said the officer. ''They (his superiors) are pushing it so I have no alternative." Wade's attorney, Harris D. Butler III, said Fisher's ruling will be appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Last summer Wade filed a lawsuit contending his superiors -in the Department of Public Safety were conducting a campaign of harassment against him because he objected to a system of traffic ticket quotas. Crosby High Will Present Program CROSBY (Sp) — The Crosby High School Choir will present a talent and variety show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium. The program will include singing and dancing, as well as gospel, country, popular and easy- listening music. The seventh and eighth grade choirs from Crosby Middle School will also be featured. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Those under 6 get in free. Tickets will be available at the door. The suit asks $15 million in damages for Wade and another $3 million for his wife, Neva, who the suit claims also has been victimized by harassment. The suit also asked for an injunction forbidding the DPS from transferring Wade to Dallas. Fisher granted a temporary stay of the move, but refused to extend it. Wade said Tuesday that since he filed the suit, he has been treatea "like a stepchild" by the DPS. Instead of patrolling the highways, as he has done for 14 years, the veteran officer said he is required to sit eight hours a day in an office furnished only by a desk, a chair and a black telephone. "My only orders are to answer the phone if it rings," he said. "It's rung four times in two months." James B. Adams, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, has denied that there is any type of traffic ticket quota system, but he and other officials decline to discuss any of the allegations in the lawsuit. WOODED LOTS run MOBILE HOMES SAN JACINTO MALL GOOD TERMS 427-5642 or 383-3586 Family \\kekly WHY AMERICANS LOVE TO LIE What ever happened to the myth of American honesty? Sam Keen, Ph.D., pinpoints the date when public lying became official. The author of Why Ameiicans Love to Lie believes that moral renewal must start with government and the big corporations. It's his honest opinion — in the cover story in this week's. . . Family Weekly The Baytown Sun Weekend Magazine commission expired June 9, 1981, Sullivan said, and these appointments run out in 1983: Board of Corrections — T. Louis Austin, chairman, Dallas; Joe La Mantia, vice chairman, McAllen; and T.L. Roach, secretary, Amarillo. Pardons and Paroles — Ruben Torres, chairman, Brownsville. Probation Commission — Judge Fred Hooey, chairman, Houston; and Judge Terry Jacks, vice chairman, San Marcos. The corrections and pardons and paroles members are to be appointed by Gov.-elect Mark White and the three probation commissioners by new Chief Justice Jack Pope of the Texas Supreme Court, if Pope is con- firmed by the Senate. Sullivan said CURE would lobby against Pope's confirmation if he refuses to replace Hooey, Jacks and Daniel. Sullivan also said it might not be necessary to try to muster 11 Senate votes to block reappointments, because the appointees might not want another term or White and Pope might decide not to reappoint them. Nine senators are listed as "public official sponsors" of CURE. If White insists on reappointihg the four people whose places he must fill, Sullivan said CURE would reluctantly ask senators to reject them. "But it will be with extreme reluctance, I think," Sullivan said. DALLAS (AP) — John Hinckley, confined to a hospital near Washington since his trial for the shooting of President Reagan, says he prefers rock music and would like to return to Dallas when he is pronounced sane. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges he wounded Reagan outside a Washington hotel on March 31,1981. In a letter to Dallas radio station KZEW- FM, Hinckley wrote that when he was following President Carter around the country, and later ~ rr President Reagan, he liked a song called "Heroes," adding that "It got me in a strange mood." KZEW aired the letter Tuesday. The station said Hinckley wrote in response to a letter that producer Mike Rhyner wrote to him. Hinckley's let- ter was postmarked Nov. 26. Rhyner gave a copy of the letter to WFAA-TV, a Dallas television station, which said it talked to St. Elizabeths Hospital, where a staff member confirmed Hinckley had written that letter. Happy birthday wishes are sent to: Tish Filla from family and friends. Vickie Rowe from family and friends. Belated birthday wishes are sent to: Kevin Holcomb, 14, from his family. Guarantee or limited warranty on all Sherwin-wnnams coatings. See MDcc Tor details. All paints snown otler one coat coverage, applied as directed. Classic 99" Flat Latex Latex Satin Enamel. Alkyd Satin Enamel. 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