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PORTFOLIO JOHN BRANCH IN THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS DIALOGUE , ‘”x= 1-AM2 0/:./.:.= :on ,- ‘ 7/1 ‘1 ..,-._ –… . ”4’ 1 1 161.11 . ro b , THII .TEXAS It tik server A JOURNAL OF FREE VOICES We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of human-kind as the foundation of democracy: we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the power fur or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit., Writers are responsible for their own work, but not for anything they have not themselves written, and in publishing them we do not necessarily imply that we agree with them becauie this is a journal offree voices. SINCE 1954 Publisher: Ronnie Dugger Editor: Louis Dubose Associate Editor: Brett Campbell Copy Editor: Roxanne Bogucka Editorial Intern: Jennifer Wong Mexico City Correspondent: Barbara Belejack Contributing Writers: Bill Adler, Betty Brink, Warren Burnett, Jo Clifton, Terry FitzPatrick, Gregg Franzwa, James Harrington, Bill Helmer, Ellen Hosmer, Steven Kellman, Michael King, Mary Lenz, Tom McClellan, Bryce Milligan, Greg Moses, Debbie Nathan, Gary Pomerantz, Lawrence Walsh. Editorial Advisory Board: Frances Barton, Austin; Elroy Bode, Kerrville; Chandler Davidson, Houston; Dave Denison, Cambridge, Mass; Bob Eckhardt, Washington, D.C.; Sissy Farenthold, Houston; Ruperto Garcia, Austin; John Kenneth Galbraith, Cambridge, Mass.; Lawrence Goodwyn, Durham, N.C.; George Hendrick, Urbana, Ill.; Molly Ivins, Austin; Larry L. King, Washington, D.C.; Maury Maverick, Jr., San Antonio; Willie Morris, Oxford, Miss.; Kaye Northcott, Austin; James Presley, Texarkana; Susan Reid, Austin; Geoffrey Rips, Schmidt, Fredericksburg. Layout and Design: Lana Kaupp Contributing Photographers: Bill Albrecht, Vic Hinterlang, Alan Pogue. Contributing Artists: Eric Avery, Tom Ballenger, Richard Bartholomew, Jeff Danziger, Beth Epstein, Dan Hubig, Pat Johnson, Kevin Kreneck, Michael Krone, Carlos Lowry, Ben Sargent, Dan Thibodeau, Gail Woods. Managing Publisher: Cliff Olofson Subscription Manager: Stefan Wanstrom Special Projects Director: Bill Simmons Development Consultant: Frances Barton SUBSCRIPTIONS: One year 527. two years S48, three years 569. Full-time students $15 per year. Back issues S3 prepaid. Airmail, foreign. group, and bulk rates on request. Microfilm editions available from University Microfilms Intl.. 300 N. Zeeb Road. Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Any current subscriber who finds the price a burden sahould say so at renewal time: no one need forgo reading the Observer simply because of the cost. published biweekly except for a three-week interval between issues in Second class postage paid at Austin, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE TEXAS OBSERVER. P.O. Box 49019. Austin, Texas 78765. Shame On You Shame on you for the hatchet job on Gib Lewis in your editorial, “The Best Ethics Money Can Buy” in your January 11 issue. If any of what you said was true, would the entire Travis County delegation to the House have voted for Gib’s re-election as Speaker of the House? Scott Klippel Austin Thank You For Being There At long last I am able to respond to your pleas for financial help. Thank you, Texas Observer, for being there when I was an undergraduate at the University of Texas. Thank you for being there when I was a legislative aide in the service of a conservative, narrow-minded Texas legislator. Thank you for being there when I was an advocate for developmentally disabled people trying to make a case before the Texas Legislature. Thank you for being there when oil companies tried to hide the effects of their uranium mines on the farmers of my familial lands of Panna Maria. Thank you for showing us the plight of the Mexican laborers in fields of the industrial agriculturists. And thank you for putting these issues in perspective, so that even here in Appleton, Wisconsin, they have meaning. On Sunday we had a peace march here in the home of Joseph McCarthy and the new headquarters of the John Birch society. Nearly 600 people from this “conservative” community of 64,000 were there. Something is happening among the people of this country. And now, more than ever before, we need a free press, an aggressive press not afraid to ask the embarrassing questions, to pursue the controversial stories. I have been reading the Texas Observer since I was 19 years old. I am now 43. Keep going! We need you more than ever! Carol Moczygemba Appleton, Wisconsin Write Dialogue: Texas Observer 307 W. 7th St. Austin, TX 78701 2 FEBRUARY 8, 1991 nr A.S.50:**?!4.,74.1″,*