New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Thursday, April 11, 1991
Students want policy re-evaluated
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The Committee for a Discrimination-Free Campus has been given a 275-namc petition asking for the rc-cvaluation of a school discrimination policy at Texas A&M University.
Members of A&M’s Gay and Lesbian Student Services said Wednesday the school’s new Statement on Harassment and Discrimination is ‘'unacceptable” to homosexual students and faculty.
To demonstrate the problem, GLSS handed over an answering machine tape full of obscenities and threats aimed at homosexuals.
The tape, from GUSS’s gay help line, contains names and addresses of some callers.
Dr. Larry Hickman, faculty adviser for GLSS, said gay and lesbian students want a discrimination policy that provides protection for homosexuals and allows criminal prosecution for harassment.
lf a male student calls a female student in a threatening and obscene manner, he can be prosecuted, Hickman said. He said there is no established procedure for harassment of homosexuals.
“You’ve approved a new document without consulting the people it affects directly,” Hickman told the committee. “Consequences of this action, in my view, arc disastrous.”
Most of the controversy surrounds A&M President William Mobley’s removal of the phrase “sexual orientation” from University discrimination policy.
Mobley removed the list of protected groups and substituted “Faculty, staff and students should be aware that any form of illegal discrimination against any individual is inconsistent with the values and ideals of the University community.”
Investors say train won’t need tax
AUSTIN (AP) — The head of a French-backed investors group says Texas’ bullet train can be built without taxpayers’ help.
However, the group’s leader refused to rule out accepting public help if Texas TG V got the contract.
“This will be the first major infrastructure project in the United States fully funded by private industry,” said William J. Agee, chairman of the Morrison-Knudscn Corp. and a managing director for French-backed Texas TGV.
Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac Inc., a German-backed group, are competing for the state’s high-speed rail system, estimated to cost up to $7 billion.
“Do we need public subsidies?,” Agee asked. “No ... Would we like to have it? Maybe. We won’t rule it out.”
Comptroller wants help with cuts
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Texas Comptroller John Sharp favors cutting waste to balance the budget rather than imposing a state income tax.
So Sharp is asking state employees and the public for suggestions on ways to eliminate waste in state government.
The comptroller was in Longview Wednesday night conducting a hearing, the second of nine statewide by Texas Performance Review.
The Review is a group of auditors and state officials conducting an audit of 'state government for Gov. Ann Richards and the Legislature. Sharp said the 'audit would help cut up to $ I billion.
Shuttle Atlantis makes safe landing
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Space shuttle Atlantis landed with five astronauts today following a triumphant spacewalking mission that lasted a day longer than planned because of strong desert wind.
Atlantis glided through the sky and touched down at 6:55 a.m. PDT, shortly after sunrise. The arrival was heralded by twin sonic booms that shook the Aground.
Mission Control’s Brian Duffy told commander Steven Nagel, “Steve, you and your crew did it all and you made it look easy. Congratulations on a great job.”
About 1,100 spectators cheered as Atlantis landed smoothly on the dry lakebed and rolled to a stop.
Wholesale prices decline again
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices, helped by further declines in gasoline and other energy products, fell in March for a fourth consecutive month, the first time that has occurred in five years, the government said today.
The Labor Department said the 0.3 percent drop in its Producer Price Index followed declines of 0.6 percent in both February and December and a 0.1 percent fall in January.
The Bush administration is hoping that today’s good news on inflation will prod the Federal Reserve to go further in its campaign to fight the recession by lowering interest rates.
Lawmakers uneasy about base cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball, not base closings, was the discussion topic on Defense Secretary Dick Cheney’s flight back to Washington from the rain-postponed Atlanta Braves’ season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“He didn’t mention bases to mc and I sure wasn’t going to bring it up,” Rep. Buddy Darden, D-Ga., said Wednesday after Cheney threw out the opening pitch and then provided the congressman the ride Tuesday night.
No mention, no pain is the hope of several lawmakers. After all, why should Darden discuss Dobbins Air Force Base in his district and give the Pentagon chief any ideas?
Others, however, jumped at the opportunity provided by Cheney’s decision to wait until Friday — another full day — to recommend what military facilities in the United States should be closed or scaled back.
139 feared dead in ferry fire
LEGHORN, Italy (AP) — A cabin boy was the wily known survivor from a ferry that burst into flames after a nighttime collision with an oil tanker in thick fog, authorities said today. At least 139 people were missing arid feared dead.
I heard screams from die passengers and other crew members but there was nothing I could do,” the attendant, Alessio Bertrand, said of the ordeal, which occurred Wednesday just after the ferry left this northwestern port.
He said by telephone from his hospital bed that he could not jump into the water because it was covered by a huge sheet of flame, so he hung to a rail at the stwn for two hours until rescued by the coast guard.
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Local cancer society unit picks ‘Lights On’ chairman
The Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society has announced the appointment of Yolanda Arevalo asdic 1991 "Lights On" Community Crusade Chairman.
The Cogtmunity Crusade, to be held May 16, "is the I backbone of our annual crusades in that it establishes our ’ identity as an organizadon in this community, provides us with our greatest source of volunteer strength, offers and opportunity for one-on-one life saving education with our neighbors and is one of the largest continuing sources of crusade funds for cancer control programs in] New Braunfels,” Arevalo said.
This will be the second "Lights On" Cancer Control Blitz. "We will walk our blocks on May 16. Some volunteers will be out during the day, others will be walking from 6 to 8 that evening," she said. Once the volunteers complete their assignments, they will report to the Civic Center for a victory wrap-up.
Door-to-door crusaders will distribute information on the Great American Food Fight Against Cancer and on preventing and reducing the risk of certain kinds of cancer through diet. A brochure on the seven warning sig-' nals of cancer also will be distributed. Of every 200 contacts, public education can potentially prevent 12 cancers and at least nine more can be saved by encouraging the adoption of early detection practices.
“We’ll be delivering the message that your refrigerator really is an arsenal against cancer,” Arevalo said.
To participate, call Yolanda Arevalo at 629-2703 and turn on your porch light May 16. "We have to work toward an ultimate end to cancer,” Arevalo said.
Pilot Potpourri fund-raiser Friday, Saturday in Sattler
The Pilot Potpourri (a high class flea market), the principal annual fundraiser for the Pilot Club of Canyon Lake, is set for Friday and Saturday.
The event, according to club spokesman Polly Saunders, offers "unusual articles of high quality” and includes a bake sale featuring pies, cakes, breads and candies.
Mrs. Saunders said the event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each of the two days at the Smith Building on Julius Street in Sattler (across from First Federal).
Pilot Cub projects that benefit
from the proceeds of the event include the awarding of a college scholarship to a Smithson Valley High School student, prizes awarded at bingo games at Oak Crest Nursing Homes, where Pilot Club members volunteer to conduct the games, and support of the Canyon Lake Action Center, as well as the support of area, local and worldwide causes through Pilot International.
"This is our biggie of three fund raisers per year," Mrs. Saunders said Wednesday. "Others include a bridge tournament in February and our wine and cheese party in November.”
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