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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 18, 1985, Image 7

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Monday, March 18, 1985/The Battalion/Page 7 §2 i S go © swai 0 I $1.39 n. iko's ite What Monday AGGIE ALLEMANDERS: wiH meet from 7 p.m.~S;_ „ for < lass and 8:30 p.m.-lO p.m. for dub at the Pavilion. AGGIE TOASTMASTERS: will meet at 7 p.m m 153 Blocker. AiPHA KAPPA PSh will meet at 8 p.m. in 120 Blocker. Business attire is requested. CO-OP STUDENT ASSOCIATION: will meet at 7 p.m in 504 Rudder. Dr. Kurt Ritter of the english department WiH speak on interview techniques, STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEE: will meet at 7 p.m. in 203 MSC. TAU BETA PI: will meet at 7 p.m. in 103 Zachry for pledge test and bent inspection. Tuesday AGGIE ALLIANCE: will meet at 7 p.m. in 701 Rudder. Frank Thomas willspeak. ; ALPHA PI MU: will meet at 7 p.m in 137A MSC MSC CEPHEID VARIABLE: will meet at 7:30 p.m. in 301 Rudder. This is a mandatory meeting for worKera of Ag- gieCon 16. SIERRA CLUB: will meet at 7:30 p.m. in 401 Rudder, A slide show will be shown on the environmental view Of the nu* ; dear arms rare. STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICE: will hold a dual-ca reer workshop 6:30 p.m. on decision making. Loca tions vary. Interested couples call 845-1651. STUDENT Y PR COMMITTEE: will meet at 6:30 p.ip. m I 209 Pavilion. Anyone interested is welcome. WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS: will meet at 6:30 p.m. in OH Reed McDonald Jane Brust will speak on theseatfrife ' for a first job in public relations. Items for What's Up should be submitted to The Battalion, 216 Reed McDonald, no less than three days prior to de sired 1 publication date. wmm Can a city keep them out? Homes for the retarded Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Su preme Court will hear arguments to day to determine whether a Cle burne, Texas ordinance that excludes a residential facility for the mentally retarded is discriminatory. In accepting the case last fall, the court agreed for the first time to consider the rights of the mentally retarded to live in a group facility, and a city’s authority to keep them out. At stake is a modest four-bed room home that Ian Hannah and Bobbie Northrop, longtime Johnson County residents, bought in Cle burne for $59,000 in July 1980 with the intention of providing 24-hour care for 13 mildly and moderately retarded people. Following protests from residents in the neighborhood, the Cleburne City Council refused three months later to grant a special use permit re quired by the city ordinance for homes for “the insane or feeble minded.” The state had approved the facility. Two women who planned to op erate the facility Filed suit in Dallas federal court, where U.S. District Judge Robert Porter ruled against them in 1982. However, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap peals in New Orleans ruled last year that Cleburne’s action violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. The full appeals court refused by an 8-7 vote to review the ruling, and Cleburne appealed to the U.S. Su preme Court. “There was not any desire on our part to keep the mentally retarded out of Cleburne,” City Manager Lloyd Moss said. “This case deals with the sanctity of a city’s zoning or dinance. It’s our contention all along there’s basically no discriminating intention, period. Never was and never will be.” Among the reasons the council cited in refusing to allow the facility at the proposed location four blocks from the town square was opposition from neighbors. The council said the facility was a safety hazard be cause it was situated in a 500-year flood plain. Council members also said they opposed the facility because it was across the street from a junior high 1 school, which has about 100 special education students, many of whom are mentally retarded. “They decided what they wanted and then tried to back that up with arguments, rather than the other way around,” said Hannah, who said she has worked with the retarded for 18 years. She and Northrop operate three smaller homes serving a total of 24 mentally retarded adults boring towns. neigh- Elliott W. Atkinson Jr., a Baton Rouge, La., attorney, represents 66 Louisiana subdivisions involved in similar cases. He calls the issue “a na tionwide problem that is beyond ev eryone’s comprehension in magni tude.” Experts say hundreds of neigh borhoods across the nation have faced similar disputes since mental health institutions and state schools have come under pressure from courts to return mildly or moder ately retarded people to commu nities. Joe Marchbanks, who lives three doors away from the proposed fa cility in Cleburne, is one of the resi dents opposed to the home. “With retarded people, you don’t ever know when they’re going to do something,” he said. “The older women are fearful of this thing. There are a lot of older women in this neighborhood, and they don’t want these people around.” Hannah said the type of people who would live at the home would have no violent tendencies. The resi dence would have no curfew or secu rity system, she said. Frank Hyde, principal of the ju nior high school across the street, said he accepted Hannah’s assur ances, but was worried about the re action of some students. “Seventh- and eighth-grade kids might not always be the kindest peo ple,” Hyde said. Jim McKenna, director of admin istration for the Association of Re tarded Citizens, said the case is cru cial to efforts to move patients out of institutions and into communities. If the court rules against Hannah., he said, “it could have a serious im pact on our efforts.” mr; ni PEATRES GBiniiniM 315 COLLEGE N S46-67 !4 { | POST OAK MALL 7ft4-061<] New pesos a problem for vendors Associated Press WASHINGTON — Laundro mats along the Texas-Mexico border are getting taken to the cleaners by a new Mexican peso that is the same size and weight as a U.S. quarter but only worth a half-cent, says U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. Bentsen, D-Texas, says the pe sos could become a serious prob lem along the border and spread into the rest of the state. In Washington, where the coins have already appeared, they so far are only “an irritation,” said D.C. Vending Co. vice president Bill Deourdes. “I have pocketfuls of them,” he said. “We get them in cigarette machines. Laundry machines take them, too. But we find them mainly in cigarette machines.” Bentsen said, “Some of the ma chines can discriminate between the new Mexican peso and our Q uarter, but others like this laun- romat cannot do so.” Deourdes said only more so phisticated machines, such as coin changers, can tell the difference, but most vending machines are fooled by the peso. Bentsen said the border, al ready in a depression because of peso devaluations, “doesn’t need this kind of problem.” He wrote last week to Secretary of State George Schultz, asking him to negotiate with the Mexi can government about minting a new coin. All •••** ©<! 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