Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 60, Ed. 1 Sunday, March 12, 1989 Page: 23 of 48
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THE NEWS-TELEGRAM, Sulphur Spring*, Tut**, Sunday, Much 12, II
By PAT ELUS
Social Security Office
In general, the amount of your
Social Security monthly payment u
based on your earnings in Social
Security-covered employment. This
feature of the program is par-
ticularly relevant for women who
may choose to remain at home if
they have young children.
Entitlement to Social Security
benefits in your own right depends
on the amount of credits you have
from covered employment. The
specific amount depends on when
you reach 62, become disabled,or
for your survivors to get benefits,
your age at death. If you stop work-
ing before you have earned a suffi-
cient number of Social Security
credits, you will not be eligible for
benefits; however, the credits you
have already earned remain on your
work record, and any additional
credits earned at any time in the fu-
ture will be added to the credits al-
ready on your record.
Since the amount of your benefit,
as well as that of your family, is
based on covered earnings over a
period of years, the amount of the
monthly payment can be affected if
you have a number of years of little
or no earnings. .. .
A married woman can receive
payments after either on her own
record or that of her husband. She
receives whichever is larger, a
benefit on her own record, or a
benefit on her husband’s record. A
woman who has worked steadily at
high earnings might find that her
own benefit would be more than a
wife’s; however, is she had
remained at home for several years
or had periods of low earnings, she
might find it advisable to take the
The people in the Social Security
office will tell her which would be
to her advantage.
If you have any questions about
Social Security, call our toll free
number (800) 234-5772.
in 38th week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC
extended its prime-time ratings vic-
tory streak to 37 weeks, and Rut
Broadcasting CO.’S ‘‘Married...With
Children’’ fell a few points after
coming under attack for alleged
NBC placed its four Thursday
night comedies in the top 10, with
"The Cosby Show” in first place
and “A Diflerent World" in second,
“Cheers” in fourth and “Dear
John" tied for 10th, according to
the A.C. Nielsen Co.
—Othershows in tlvc iup KJ'w&c
ABC’s “Roseanne” third; NBC’s
“The Golden Girls,” fifth; CBS’
“60 Minutes,” sixth; ABC’s
“Who’s the Boss?” seventh; ABC’s
“The Wonder Years,” just moved
from Wednesday, eighth; and
NBC’s “Empty Nest.” 10th.
NBC dominated the week with a
16.1 rating. ABC and CBS tied
week with 12.6.
Each ratings point represents
904.000 homes with television.
“Married...With Children” had
an 11.4 rating and fell to 54th place
after a Michigan mother’s al-
legations that the show was “lewd
and anti-family” gained national at-
tention last week. The previous
week it finished in 46th place and
had a 12.5 rating.
CBS was first among the evening
news shows with a rating of 11.5.
ABC had 11.2 and NBC 10.5.
Here are the^ppme-time televi-
sion ratings as compiled by the
A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of
Feb. 27-March 5. Top 10 listings
include the week’s ranking, with
full season-to-date ranking in
parentheses, rating for the week,
and total homes.
An “X” in parentheses denotes
one-time-only presentation. A
rating measures tne percentage of
the nation’s 90.4 million TV
1. (1) “The Cosby Show,” NBC.
26.2 rating, 23.7 million homes.
2. (2) "A Different Work!.”
NBC, 25.0,22.6 million homes.
3. (2) "Roseanne.” ABC. 24.8,
22.4 million homes.
4. (4) “Cheers,” NBC. 243,22.0
1 (6) “Golden Girls,” NBC.
18.104.22.168 million homes.
6. (5) “60 Minutes,” CBS. 23.0.
D.8 million I
National Catholic staff gets new leaders
By GEORGE W. CORNELL
AP Religion Writer
The national staff of U.S. Roman
Catholicism is moving into a new
home with a new chief and a newly
consolidated crew to trumpet the
church’s message to Americans.
Structures on the grounds sym-
bolize the accent on spreading the
Word: a tall statue of Jesus as
“light of the world,” and the peat
bulge of a satellite communications
They stand beside the new Wash-
ington office building that on April
3 becomes headquarters of the U S.
Catholic Conference, the church’s
national action agency.
“If Jesus were on Earth today, he
would use all the contempoary
ways of explaining his message to
the world,” says the Rev. Kenneth
J. Doyle, director of the new Office
for Media Relations.
Doyle, 48, a priest-auomey-
journalist from Albany, N.Y„ was
named to his new post as *
spokesman far U.S. Catholicism in
a reorganization in January of
As head of a key section, media
relations, Doyle’s job is to channel
information about the church’s
positions, activities and per-
sonalities to secular news outlets.
“The church has a very positive
story to tell, and we’re trying in
even possible way to get that story
out," he said in an interview, ad-
ding that he intends full openness
in doing it.
Conceding that the church some-
times has been reluctant about that
in the pan, be said, “You don’t
ever have to shy away from the
truth. Any organization is going to
have disagreements and at times
He noted that even in biblical
times, the early church had its con-
flicts and difficulties, which were
thoroughly and openly reported in
the Book of Acts and the Epistles
He said that in the church's
American cultural setting of
“freedom, openness and dealing
with educated people," they “ex-
pect reasonable explanations of
church events and positions.”
The communications reorganiza-
tion comes at the time ot a change-
over in management of the confer-
ence and its preparation to move
into its new headquarters.
Ikking over as the new general
secretary, the conference’s chief
exeuctive, is the Rev. Robert
Lynch, 47, who oversees the con-
ference’s approximately 20 de-
partments in various ecclesiastical
and social fields.
Lynch succeeds Monsignor
Darnel F. Hove, 43, of Fail River,
Mass., who held the post si
years. Lynch, from
been associate general
since 1984, and accompanied Pope
John Paul II on his two trips across
The conference, with about 300
■es and an operating budget
of SlO.7 million, has been housed
at 1312 Massachusetts Avenue in
northwestern Washington for 42
years, but had far outgrown the
Doyle, former bureau chief in
Rome for National Catholic News
Service, has for the past three years
been based in the New York state
capital of Albany as director of go-
vernment relations for the state
In the new national setup,
Richard W. Daw, 54, who for 12
has been editor in chief of
Catholic News Service
and who formerly was an As-
sociated Press bureau chief, beads
the new Communications Depart-
20.8 million homes.
7. (7) "Who’s the Boa*?”. ABC.
22.214.171.124 million homes.
v «. (32) “Wonder Yean” ABC.
20j6. 18.6 million homes.
9. (9) “Empty Nest," NBC. 19.8,
17.9 million homes
1ft (10) “Dear John.” NBC.
19 J. 17.6 million hornet.
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Keys, Clarke. Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 60, Ed. 1 Sunday, March 12, 1989, newspaper, March 12, 1989; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth815976/m1/23/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.