The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 27, 1980, Image 1

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vms es singles matcl 'reemaninalop . /. Freeman pro- rawing heatei . y. In the third yelling at sow e women’s tea® ' ;ling him. Ke»| | I'ourt and repri-1 ir the flare-op ratch. air record to?-i ir next match is fcch in Collejt lay. Play starts a ission is free. The Battalion Vol. 73 No. 110 14 Pages Wednesday, February 27, 1980 College Station, Texas USPS 045 360 Phone 845-2611 is Tech Red W ougars. .-netl up with l half to run an nd Houston!®: 50. et the Texas Lri ening gameofi rbleheaderatk Fair Arena ail Texas Tech intk evening. iv, regular seast &M will meetth .vinner and At- exas-Houstonss- unship game issd , the winneroflkl r to malic invitali rnament. £ Climb to the top Joe Holmes, a chemical engineering major at Texes A&M University, nears the top during the Forestry Club’s pole climbing contest held last weekend. The ^winners of the the contest will represent Texas A&M at the Annual Forest Conclave in Blacksberg, Va., during the final weekend in March. Staff photo by Steve Clark Plant closes; A&M stuck with radioactive material By ANDY WILLIAMS Staff Writer Low-level radioactive waste is piling up at Texas A&M University because the com pany with the contract to dispose of it has decided to close its reprocessing plant. Several 55-gallon drums of the waste have been deposited in an area near the Nuclear Science Center close to Easter- wood Airport. The Todd Research and Technical Divi sion, which had the school’s contract, announced the closing of its waste repro cessing center earlier this month after an accident in which 11 workers were exposed to radiation. arter, Reagan come out on top in New Hampshire United Press International president Carter scored his third and burth straight victories over Sen. Edward (ennedy without leaving the White House Tuesday, and Ronald Reagan pushed a re- Kim campaign to the front of the Republi- an field again. irecord turnout of New Hampshire vo- ers in the first state primary of the 1980 presidential campaign dealt Kennedy a f econd consecutive loss in his own New * ingland and gave Reagan his first notable dn of the year over George Bush. New Hampshire offered the candidates In 22 Republican and 19 Democratic na- VRK MED0F1 ional convention delegates, but as it has ,q fefore, the state’s early primary became a 2.0 f 2o f l aajor battlefield for the presidential hope- d March 1 ^ of both parties. Reagan, as had been expected, also led j;, ^ lush and the GOP field in a straw vote been at the Minnesota precinct caucuses, ES step in the complicated process by s: MSC Box Off© 'hich 34 Republican and 75 Democratic r at the Door degates will be chosen for this summer’s ational conventions. Theater Arts Section Carter also trounced Kennedy in the Department of En;!!' democratic caucuses in Minnesota, home Texas A&M Univeis ate of Vice President Walter Mondale. Carter’s solid New Hampshire win was I 'recast in preprimary surveys, but Reagan Unfounded the pollsters and whacked ush — reviving what still is a limping and drt-plagued campaign and slowing the momentum Bush built in Iowa and Puerto Rico. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California ran third in the Democratic primary; Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, Reps. John Anderson and Philip Crane of Illinois, for mer Gov. John Connally of Texas and Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas brought up the GOP field. With 100 percent of the New Hampshire vote counted, the Democratic tally showed: Carter 53,586 or 49 percent; Ken nedy 41,540 or 38 percent; Brown 10,727 or 10 percent. Final Republican total were: Reagan 72,734 or 50 percent; Bush 33,304 or 23 percent; Baker 18,760 or 13 percent; Anderson 14,622 or 10 percent; Crane 2,633 or 2 percent; Connally 2,215 or 2 percent; Dole 608 — less than 1 percent. Former President Gerald Ford got 380 write-in votes. Carter got 10 delegates, Kennedy nine. The GOP breakdown was Reagan 13, Bush 5, Baker and Anderson 2 each. The total delegate count to date now is 21 for Carter and 19 for Kennedy; 22 each for Reagan and Bush, six for Baker, two for Anderson and one for Connally. Carter now has caucus victories over Kennedy in Iowa and Maine and the prim ary in New Hampshire. Primaries in Mas sachusetts and Vermont Tuesday end the opening phase of the campaign, followed State health officials said the center’s offi cials failed to report the occurrence. License holders of reprocessing centers are required to notify the state of major acci dents within 24 hours. The center’s job was to degrade the waste and take it to permanent disposal sites for low-level radiation. Those sites are in Washington, South Carolina and Nevada. Dr. Richard Neff, director of the campus Radiological Safety Office, said the Univer sity has been trying to figure out what to do with its waste since the company made its announcement. He said there are between 150 and 200 labs on campus that use radioactive mate rials. It will probably take between two weeks and a month to find a new company to take the materials, Neff said. He said his office is required to take written bids for the job. The low-level wastes that Texas A&M generates are of three kinds, Neff told The Battalion in an interview last fall. These are the paper, glass, and gloves used in work with radioactive materials; organic scintillator fluid, which is used as a tracer in chemical reactions and in animal bodies; and the bodies of animals which were used in labs or otherwise received doses of radiation. SG campaigns, elections set for March and April By CHARLIE MUSTACHIA Campus Reporter In a few weeks, campaign signs will be seen all over campus and eager candidates will be persuading fellow students to vote in their favor. Campus elections will be held April 1-2. Sign-up dates for candidates are March 4-7 and March 17. Bruce Russell, election commissioner, said students running for student body president must have a 2.50 overall grade point ratio. Those running for senate posi tions must have a 2.25 GPR, and other positions require a 2.00. Yell leaders, student body president, the five vice presidents, student senators, class officers, RHA representatives, Off- Campus Aggie representatives and gradu ate student council representatives will be elected. There has been a change in the campaign expenditures allowed to students running for offices this year, said Paul Bettencourt, student vice president of rules and regula tions. Candidates, who must finance their own campaigns, will be required to list accurate local retail values instead of estimated values of their campaign expenditures, Bettencourt said. Because of the policy change, he said, all students will start the election with the same chances. If a candidate is given campaign tools such as wood or paper, he must account for it in his expenditure report, Bettencourt said. “In the past, candidates have grossly overspent,’’ he said. “They would overesti mate everything.” U.N. panel meets with victims of shah’s regime by a series of Southern primaries in early March. Primary day was politically hectic in New Hampshire even before the votes were counted. Brown announced he was skipping the primaries in March to concentrate on the April 1 test in Wisconsin. Dole said he was putting his campaign “on hold.” And Reagan shocked everybody by sacking his top campaign staff, including John Sears, the man who almost guided him to victory in 1976. Reagan said the changes were made to save money — one aide said the campaign was $600,000 in debt — and to emphasize personal contact with voters. It was hard to say whether the post debate deluge of criticism from other Re publicans ruined Bush’s chances, but if the polls were right he lost about a dozen per centage points in the last days of the cam paign. Bush said the flap “clearly hurt me, but I can’t blame the entire loss on it. ” Carter, sticking to a no-campaign policy while U.S. hostages are held in Iran, won with surrogates — the first lady and the vice president leading the way — and a campaign that parlayed national unity and warm friends made in 1976. Carter said he was “very pleased” and considered the vote an endorsement of his policies. United Press International The United Nations commission’s study of Iran’s grievances has brought it face-to- face with Iranians allegedly tortured and disfigured by the ousted shah’s secret police. A panel spokeman reported the in vestigation is proceeding “satisfactorily,” but Iran’s foreign minister termed it slow. Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh briefed the ruling Revolutionary Council on the work of the U.N. panel Tuesday and at the end of the meeting he said: “The Iranian nation will never give up its de mand for the extradition of the deposed ‘Bullet Bob’ to be released from jail today United Press International HUNTSVILLE, — Former Dallas Cow boys all-pro receiver Bob Hayes, who has spent most of the past year in prison on a drug conviction, will return to Dallas and take up a variety of business and charity projects, his attorney says. Hayes is scheduled, in the words of Texas Department of Corrections officials, to “return to society” today, 321 days after he arrived to serve a five-year sentence for delivery of a controlled substance — cocaine. Hayes’ attorney, Phil Burleson of Dallas, said the 1964 Summer Olympics gold med alist has had several business offers in Dal las, and has also been approached about a position with a state agency, which Burle son declined to name. Soviet planes radio congrats United Press International WASHINGTON — Two Soviet re connaissance planes astonished the American naval armada in the Arabian Sea by radioing congratulations for the U.S. hockey victory at the winter Olym pics. When the two Soviet planes ' approached the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea Monday, the flattop launched an A-7 intercepter plane, according to usual practice, to escort them out of the area. The pilot of the A-7 reported he could see the Soviet crews making hand sig nals to listen in to an international radio frequency, defense officials said Tues day. When the pilot tuned in, he heard the Soviet crews congratulating the Un ited States on the Olympic victory at Lake Placid. Defense officials said sailors of another American aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, also made fleeting radio contact with a Soviet spy ship about the U.S. hockey team. shah.” He also told the Revolutionary Council the commission’s work was moving “slow ly,” Radio Tehran reported in a broadcast monitored by the British Broadcasting Company in London. Despite Ghotbzadeh’s statement, French radio stations reported “a further thawing of relations” between Tehran and the United States with the announcement by Iranian authorities they will re-admit American reporters. The Islamic revolutionary regime ousted U.S. journalists in January because it claimed the Americans’ reporting was dis torted and “malicious. ’’ But the ruling body said it would now re-admit those who can convince the government of “their impar tiality’’ in past coverage. The Radio Tehran report said without explanation “Panama had said if Iran prom ises not to execute the shah, it will hand him over” and said Gotbzadeh responded: “Punishments worse than execution could be carried out against the former shah.” There was no clarification in the radio report on when Panama made such a state ment. The shah has been living since De cember on Contadora Island in Panama. Ghotbzadeh also repeated Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s statement the yet-to- be elected Parliament must order the re lease of the hostages, who were in their 116th day of captivity today. Such an action would delay the release at least until April. In a telephone interview from London to Tehran, the spokesman for the U.N. Com mission, Samir Sanbar, said the five inter national jurists spent most of the day in the Iranian capital meeting with people who claimed they were tortured by Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi’s secret police, SAVAK. “Over 140 victims of physical abuse appeared before the commission,” Sanbar said. “The commission took careful note of the particulars of every case and observed the marks of mutilation. “This was an occasion for the commission to examine in dramatically live terms the plight of those involved.’ he said. “The grievances of the victims were properly re corded.” Board won’t hear appeal for old job By CAROL THOMAS Campus Reporter The Student Publications Board Tuesday decided not to hear the appeal of a former Battalion staff member attempting to get back his job. Tony Gallucci, sports editor for The Battalion until two weeks ago, believes he was fired unjustly by editor Roy Bragg. Bragg requested that the board refuse to hear Gallucci on the grounds that it did not have the jurisdiction to decide the matter. The hoard’s by-laws allow for appointment of the editor, who has complete editorial authority, including personnel decisions. Five board members voted that the board did not have the jurisdiction to hear Gallucci and one board member, Ronnie Kapavik, student body presi dent, abstained. Board member Dr. Robert Barzak was not present. Student board member Bonnie Helwig was also absent, but her alternate, Deborah Walker, voted in her place. Gallucci said prior to the meeting that appealing to the board was the only way he knew to get his job back. “My job was taken away from me un fairly, and what other recourse do I have?” Gallucci said. Bragg said the major reason for firing Gallucci was that he did not follow in structions. “Tony, in some instances, could not and would not meet the standard for sports editor,” Bragg said. Bragg said Gallucci sometimes mis sed deadlines and also refused to have the copy editor edit his copy, which is Battalion policy. Gallucci said he had planned to re spond to Bragg’s accusations at the Board meeting. “I’ve never had any problems with the staff before, ” said Gallucci, who has worked for The Battalion in the past. After the board refused to hear his present case, Bob Rogers, head of the department of communications and chairman of the Publications Board, said the only way Gallucci could get his job back would be to file charges against Bragg. “If the board was faced with a com plaint about the competency of the edi tor, that would be a different situation, ” Rogers said. The by-laws of the Student Publica tions Board state the board “shall have the authority to suspend student edi tors, altough editorial opinions express ed and the content of publications shall not in themselves be grounds for sus pension.” Rogers said it would be possible to remove Bragg from the editorship if the board decided the charges were valid. “However, if you brought charges against the editor and he was removed by the board, the decision for your rein statement would still be up to the new editor,” Rogers said. “I think it’s obvious that reinstate ment would mean bringing charges against the editor,” Gallucci said. “I’ll see you at the next meeting.”