APRIL 10, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 25
HOUSTON (UPI)—An appeals court
has thrown out two court orders that
allowed two topless bars to continue
operating in violation ofthe city's sexually oriented business ("S.O.B.") ordinance.
The 14th Court of Appeals ruled April
2 that state District Judge Frank O.
White did not have the authority to
grant temporary injuctions in
December that prohibitied the city from
enforcing the ordinance.
The clubs do "not have a constitutionally protected vested right to operate a
sexually oriented business," the court
City Attorney Jerry Smith said the
ruling was significant for the city's
enforcement of the sexually oriented
business ordinance. He said a ruling
against the city could have stymied
enforcement efforts in other cases.
The clubs have continued to stay open
without the required city permits or
City Council adopted the ordinance in
March 1986, requiring owners and operators of sexually oriented businesses to
obtain permits from the city. To obtain a
permit, the business must meet certain
requirements regulating location, signs
and exterior painting.
Field of 18
Eighteen men's softball teams from six
states have accepted invitations to play
in the Fourth Lone Star Classic.
Sponsored by the Montrose Softball
League, the double elimination tournament is scheduled for April 17-19 at
Teams from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Sacramento,
Chicago and New York will join six
Montrose Softball League teams in the
Teams signed up from Houston are
Fitness Exchange, Galleon, Montrose
Voice, Mecca, Montrose Mining Company and Michaels.
Play begins at 11:00 a.m. Friday,
April 17, on Memorial Fields 2, 3, 4 and
5. Continuing Saturday at 10:00 a.m.,
play will be centered around fields 4 and
5. Sunday will be reserved as a "rain
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Kemp Has Best Record on Women
By Clay F. Richards
UPI Political Writer
Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., has the best record
among likely Republican presidential
candidates for giving women high-
paying staff jobs, a study showed
The Republican task force of the
National Women's Political Caucus surveyed nine potential candidates on
issues important to women.
One of the nine, evangelist Pat
Robertson refused to divulge any information about the employment of
women in his religious organizations.
The report noted that Robertson was
a violent opponent of the Equal Rights
Amendment and abortion, and said
extension of the Civil Rights Act was
"one of the most frightening pieces of
legislation that has been brought up."
Among the others, the report noted
that Kemp had 13 women and three men
on his personal staff and all four top
earners were women including his executive assistant who earns $63,232.
Kemp is an active opponent of abortion
and the ERA.
As for Howard Baker, while he was in
the Senate, the majority of his staff were
women, although they did not hold the
highest paying jobs. The median male
salary was $34,500, the median female
The report noted Baker supports
women in politics, because his grandmother was the first woman sheriff in
Tennessee, his stepmother served in the
House and his daughter ran for the
The report said five of seven of Labor
Secretary William Brock's immediate
pesonal staff are women, the highest
ranking woman holding the No. 2 slot.
The male median salary on Brock's
staff is $50,171, compared with $35,672
for women. Women also hold a number
of top positions in the Labor Department including associate undersecretary.
Vice President George Bush has three
women on his immediate personal staff
of 13, including the one in the third
highest position. The male median
salary is $68,920 comared with $53,758
Senate Republican leader Robert
Dole's staff includes 19 women and 11
men. The salary for females is $29,251
and for males, $45,672. When Dole was
majority leader, his chief of staff was a
While he was governor of Delaware,
Pierre duPont had a woman as secretary ofthe senate, chief clerk of the state
house and state treasurer. However, the
treasurer was paid only $25,700, while
her male colleagues averaged $42,000.
Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., has
nine men and 30 women on her personal
staff. The median male salary is
$37,280, compared with $25,000 for
women. Five women are included in the
top 10 salaried positions .
As for Jeane Kirkpatrick, ofthe three
support persons currently working for
the former UN ambassador, one is a
male who is her executive assistant.
Letters to the Voice
From the Headers of the Montrose Voice
^Responding to Rep. Wright
Total laum maintenance
• Trash Remoual
• Chimneq Siueep
• Tree Seruice
• Slumps Remoued
• Complete Sprinkler Sqstems
From Chris Kihnel, co-chairman, PWA Coalition—Houston
In reference to Rep. Brad Wright's (R-Houston) comments Monday. March 23, regarding
PWA's as having to take responsibility for contracting AIDS because of our illegal activities,
the PWA Coalition-Houston regrets his short-sighted far right, bureaucratic hypocrisy
regarding our so-called responsibility and the state's responsibility ending after fully
We commend Glen Maxey our lesbian-gay rights lobbyist for calling Wright "shortsighted." After all, AIDS has attacked not only the gay community but IV drug users, people
that have acquired AIDS through blood transfusions, women with bi-sexual husbands or
lovers, and the children. What about the children?
We commend Texas Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox ruling on our rights to file job discrimination
complaints if our employers fire us because of AIDS. But at the same time we as PWA's
prefer not to be called "victims" but as People with AIDS.
I promise that we, the PWA Coalition of Houston, has only begun to voice our rights and
opinions. We will fight for the rights of all PWA's and will become politically active with the
help of our friends in the media.
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