The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1982, Image 1

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ion/Page ' 19,1911: Id it Tl^x^ ine Battalion Serving the University community )l. 75 No. 153 USPS 045360 12 Pages College Station, Texas Wednesday, May 26, 1982 the spri > A&M hatters in „ •1. they ha ( ^36 durini °f the sdij, A ggies hit n g. withCji •ngblood's national tu nd games: e-ISIU a-Rhode h west m a State-Wi British ship r ost in attack )y Argentines -I IONS ERS 511/Hr 518/Hr United Press International Britain said today the destroyer MS Coventry as sunk by Argen- Ine air attacks — the fourth Royal avy warship lost in the Falklands ghting — and a merchant ship had be abandoned in Tuesday’s air lids. “We have received further reports ernight about the outcome of yes- :rday’s Argentine air attacks on the k force,” Defense Ministry spokes- lan Ian McDonald said. ipabilityit VICES ota, TX M :hurch rmmg Tot JM E STATIC A.M. 8:30 A.W. 11:00 A.M I0 P.M. ‘HMS Coventry, a destroyer, was it and has been lost. The Atlantic lonveyor, a merchant ship, requisi- loned to support the fleet, was also and has had to be abandoned.” The loss of the Coventry brought four the number of British ships ink since Argentina invaded the alkland islands April 2. The Coventry was a 3,560-ton des- royer and sister ship to HMS Shef- ield, the first British ship sunk by irgendna. The Atlantic Conveyor vas a merchant ship requisitioned for he task force. The loss of the Coventry brought o four the number of British ships unk since Argentina invaded the ’alkland islands April 2. The statement included no infor- nation on the number of British asualties, but McDonald said next of in were being informed. McDonald said the Atlantic Con- 'eyor, a container ship belonging to the Cunard Line, had been carrying Harrier jet reinforcements for the task force, but the aircraft had been unloaded before the attack. Rescue operations to recover the crew of the two ships continued throughout the night, McDonald said. The Coventry, with a crew of 280, was believed hit by bombs, defense sources said. Another destroyer with the Coventry also was believed to have incurred some damage in Tuesday’s raids, defense sources said. News reports from the fleet said British troops were engaging Argen tine troops in scattered fighting on East Falkland, but the Defense Minis try said it had no details. Britain holds an estimated 60-square-mile beach head. The British Broadcasting Corp. quoted unidentified reports of Brit ish patrols probing close to Port Stan ley but the Defense Ministry said it had no confirmation. Despite the continued losses in ships, Britain said it was taking a heavy toll of Argentine aircraft. In cluding three jets downed Tuesday, the British count showed 50 Argen tine jets and nine Argentine helicop ters — roughly a third of the air force. Argentina admits the loss of only 15 aircraft and four helicopters, while saying it has shot down 16 British Harrier jets. Britain admits the loss of only five Harriers — most in accidents — and nine helicopters. photo by Jan Fambro Aggie pitcher Lori Stoll hurls a pitch during her team’s 2-0 victory over Southwest Missouri in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national championships. The Aggies won the national title by winning seven games during the tourney, with Tuesday’s 4-1, 5-3 victories over Oklahoma State clinching their first AIAW championship. Brock, softball team win AIAW national by Frank L. Christlieb Sports Editor Five seniors on the Aggie women’s softball team have spent the past four years trying to bring their school a national championship. After finishing fifth, third and fourth in the nation during their first three years with the squad, these five seniors we ren’t about to settle for anything but first in 1981. And they didn’t. But it took a gallant come-from- behind effort to bring Texas A&M University one of the only major- sport national championships in its existence. The rain-soaked Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national tournament, which started Thursday in Norman, Okla., didn’t end until Texas A&M had defeated Oklahoma State 4-1 and 5-3 Tuesday afternoon in the championship games. As originally scheduled, the double-elimination tourney would have ended Sunday. Those five seniors — third base- man Eya Resendez, right fielder Karen Guerrero, center fielder Mary Fou Youngblood, first baseman Shannon Murray and left fielder Mel Pritchard — have provided the Aggies with leadership throughout their four seasons with the team. Topping off their careers with a s^tjfefying championship cherry to conclude a combined 84-9 fall and spring season, the seniors found it difficult to describe their feelings af- trophy ter Tuesday’s clincher. “Right now, all I can do is thank the Lord,” said Resendez, one of the team’s co-captains. “We knew we could win, because we’ve beaten OSU all spring. No matter what, we didn’t give up.” That’s the key. After starting the tourney as the No. 1 seed, then losing the first game 1-0 Thursday to United States International University, it seemed that only a miracle would vault Texas A&M into the champion ship against the survivor of the win ner’s bracket. But first-year coach Bob Brock has watched his team battle back many times. So many times, in fact, that he says he had no doubts when the Aggies lost to USIU in the opener, thereby falling into the loser’s bracket. And he didn’t lose confidence when his team let a 2-1 final-game lead slip away after OSU first base- man Pam Harper’s two-run home run in the fifth inning. With a tying run in the top of the seventh and the win ning runs in the eighth, Brock and his squad brought home their elusive championship trophy. “What can I say?” Brock laughed. “The girls really did it. I only stood behind them and coached. “We didn’t get down — we knew we had the team to win it, and we never gave up. We went into these games with OSU thinking it was a double- header, not the College World Series. See SOFTBALL page 9 RRY TEY' n -’47 IRYAS 122-1425 SSO suit against Texas A&M dismissed by Rebeca Zimmermann Battalion Staff The federal court suit filed in* 1977 by the Jay Student Service Organization against Texas A&M University has been dismissed by J.S. District Judge Ross N. Sterling. “The court finds that Texas A&M Univer ity’s refusal to extend official recognition to Jay Student Services was not a restraint on he students’ right of association, since the mrpose of the association was not a goal otherwise protected by the First Amend ment,” Sterling ruled. He also ruled the University had not iolated a protected constitutional right by lenying recognition to the group. GSSO members filed a civil rights suit in ebruary 1977 which claimed the University’s efusal to grant recognition to the group was a iolation of the members’ First Amendment ights of free speech and assembly. The ;roup sought compensation for damages re- ulting from Texas A&M’s refusal of recogni tion, court costs and legal fees. “We think the trial went just fine, but we think the judge overlooked the facts,” Larry Sauer, an attorney representing the GSSO, said. “Our (the attorneys) intent is to appeal,” Sauer said. But, he added, GSSO members will probably meet before making the final decision about whether or not the group would appeal. A member of GSSO, which is a functioning organization without University affiliation, said the group has no comments to make at this time. He said the appeal would be based on the group’s belief that the facts presented at the trial conclusively show the GSSO is a service, not social, organization. James B. Bond, vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel for the Texas A&M University System, said Sterling found that the organization was not of sufficient character to be anything other than a social group. Sterling’s decision said the First Amend ment applies to service organizations, not so cial organizations, because universities are legally able to decide what kind of organiza tions will be allowed on a campus. Texas A&M does not allow social groups to be University- recognized. Bond said Sterling believed the group was more like sororities and fraternities than a service organization. Sauer argues that the group’s purposes include counseling students, bringing in speakers and distributing educational infor mation about homosexuals to promote better understanding between homosexuals and heterosexuals. Bond said Sterling dismissed the case only after a full hearing. “A major hurdle has been accomplished,” Bond said. He said the legal proceedings may not be over, but he now feels a “prevailing relief’ at the decision. “It’s very rewarding for a court to be courageous enough for not allowing the First Amendment to go to absurd limits and to allow the University to exercise discretion in determining which organization it feels to be proper,” Bond said. Bond said Sterling felt Texas A&M was being fair in its general attitude to homosex uals. He said the judge found no evidence of muzzling the students’ ability to freely speak out. Sterling’s dismissal of the case may not have ended the six-year battle between the GSSO and Texas A&M University. The con troversy began in April 1976, when the GSSO asked for official University recognition. The University denied that request in May 1976. In November 1976, Dr. John J. Koldus, vice president for student services at Texas A&M, sent a letter to the GSSO which gave the University’s reasons for refusing the GSSO’s request. In February 1977, the GSSO filed a federal civil rights suit, which was dismissed in November 1977 by Sterling on the grounds that the University could no) be sued for money damages. But, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans cited a 1978 Sup reme Court decision which states that local governing bodies can be sued for money dam ages to overturn Sterling’s dismissal of the suit in February 1980. Texas A&M appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in March 1980 but the Supreme Court refused to hear the University’s appeal in De cember 1980. In October 1981, Texas A&M requested a delay of the trial but the motion was denied. The trial ran from November 16 through November 19, 1981. Sauer said the group has 30 days in which to give notice of an appeal. The appeal would be heard by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. \Y ML Steak avy ss and other and But® ea Lt. Ken DeMoyse, from College Station and a special graduate with the Air Catch me Daddy staff photo by John Ryan Force, encourages his 2-year-old son Jim as he dives into Woffard-Cain pool. ECIAL ening dinner 1 uce ssing ;a y of any Registration starts Monday at the DeWare Field House by Cyndy Davis Battalion Staff Registration for first summer ses sion classes at Texas A&M will be Monday. All students who were not enrolled atTexas A&M last spring must report to the Office of Admissions in Heaton Hall if permission to register has not been secured before registration day. : To register for summer courses, students should pick up registration card packets in DeWare Field House at the following times according to the first letter of their last name: S through Z — 7-8:15 a.m. A through D — 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. E through K — 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. L through R — 10:45 - noon. Students then register for courses and report to their department head or designated representative in G. Rollie White Coliseum for course approval. Juniors and seniors in the colleges of agriculture and engineer ing must bring an approved degree plan when they register. After courses are selected and approved, students report to the dean of their college for schedule approval. Students then obtain fee invoices from the fee assessors in 212 and 224 MSG. Completed card packets must be turned in by 2 p.m. to the registrar’s station, also in 212 and 224 MSC. Tuition and fees can be paid Tues day at the cashier’s desk in the col iseum. Late registration will be conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Students who fail to complete re- S stration by 2 p.m. Monday, who pay es after the first day of classes or who go through late registration will be charged a $10 late fee. Classes begin Tuesday. Hallers may take case to court by Terry Duran Battalion Staff After suspension by University officials Friday, James L. Hallers II, charged with computer tampering and scholastic dishonesty, must now wait for the next two phases of disci plinary proceedings pending against him. Hallers, 19, was suspended for the Fall 1982 semester after a three-hour closed hearing Friday before Univer sity disciplinary officer Bill Kibler. Punishment could have ranged from a verbal reprimand to permanent dis missal from the University, including erasure of Spring 1982 semester credit. The freshman computing science major from Houston must now face a third degree felony charge — tam pering with government records — and possible action by the college of engineering on charges of scholastic dishonesty. The felony charge is punishable by two to 10 years in a state penitentiary or up to a $5,000 fine, or both. Hallers had said earlier he was going to plead guilty in return for deferred adjudi cation — two years’ probation after which, if no further violations occur, the offense would be wiped from the individual’s record. However, Hallers said Tuesday letting the case go to trial is being strongly considered. Brazos County District Attorney Travis Bryan III said he had been informed of Hallers’ intentions, and said the case, if allowed to go to trial, will probably come before a jury some time in the next four to five months. Disciplinary action from the col lege of engineering is also possible, on charges of scholastic dishonesty. Col lege officials concerned were not available for comment. Hallers, who had a home compu ter hooked into the University Data Processing Center, was arrested April 28 and later released on $300 bond after two grades on a March 31 Che mistry 102 exam were found to have been changed after examining com puter records. Home computers may be con nected to the University computer system by arrangement with the DPC. Hallers said after his arrest that he used his terminal to “look around” in University files, but denied changing any grades. Dr. Rod O’Connor, director of freshman chemistry programs, said Tuesday eight other students were being investigated on similar charges. O’Connor said the eight were part of more than 20 investigated due to “suspicious circumstances.” He said the students have been sent written notification that they are being inves tigated, and he is waiting for a reply from the students. O’Connor said chemistry depart ment computer files have since been transferred to a departmental com puter with controllable external ac cess. “We’ve got security now,” he said. inside Classified 8 Local 3 National 5 Opinions 2 Sports 9 State 4 almanac United Press International Today is Wednesday, May 26, the 146th day of 1982 with 219 to follow. The morning star is Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. American entertainer A1 Jolson was born May 26,1886. Others born on this date were Peggy Lee in 1920 and John Wayne in 1907. On this date in history: In 1868, President Andrew John son was acquitted of impeachment charges by one vote. He had been accused of “high crimes and misde meanors.” forecast Today’s Forecast: Cloudy, be coming partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy Thursday with a 30 percent chance of rain. High of 90 and low of 72 today, high of 93 and low of 72 Thursday.