The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 07, 1983, Image 4

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Battalion/Page 4
February /, 1
Around town
Local prizewinner returns from trip
Jim Fendley of Bryan has just returned from Hawaii on a
week-long trip for two that he won from Whataburger dur
ing the Tillis Country Tour Goes Hawaiian sweepstakes.
During his trip to Hawaii, Fendley spent eight days at the
Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach and saw Mel Tillis
in concert on the last stop of the Tillis Country Tour. On
November 4, Tillis had performed at Graham Central Sta
tion in Bryan as part of this tour.
To win this trip, Fendley registered at one of the two
Whataburger restaurants in the Bryan/College Station area.
Issue to be debated here Tuesday
I exas A&M will host the Texas A&M Forum Debate Tues-
day at 7 p.m. in Room 212 MSC.
Ruby Daniels, a senior journalism major from San Anto
nio will a 1 firm and Frank Knickerbocker, a senior computer
science major from Dallas will deal with the proposition
“Resolved: That compulsory national service for all U.S.
citizens is desireable.”
The Texas A&M Forum is a monthly, audience participa
tion debate on topics of current interest. The debate begins
with two seven minute speeches, one supporting and one
negating the proposition. Afterwards, the audience offers
comments, questions and arguments.
Audience members are seated facing each other on either
the “pro" side or the “con” side. At any time during the
debate, if a participant changes his mind, he may cross over
and sit with the other side. At the end of the hour, the votes
are counted and a decision is reached.
Speakers for the initial seven minute speeches are selected
at tryouts one week in advance of the Forum.
The next Texas A&M Forum will be held March 9 at 7
p.m. in Room 601 Rudder. T he topic will be announced on
feb. 26, and tryouts will be March 2. If you are interested in
participating in the tryouts, simply sign up on the bulletin
board outside 212B in the Academic and Agency Building
and prepare a seven minute speech on either side of the
Marathon entry deadline approaches
Runners and walkers of all ages prepare yourself for
another race to benefit the American Heart Association. The
Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 19.
1 he starting line for the Run for Your Life 6.2 Mile Run
will be Post Oak Mall. The run is co-sponsored by Post Oak
Mall and the College Station Parks and Recreation Depart
The entry fee is $6 if received by 5 p.m. Feb. 16, $7
thereafter. Entry forms are available at the Heart Associa
tion, College Station Parks and Recreation Office, Post Oak
Mall and at local sporting goods stores.
For more information call the Heart Association at 693-
6454 or the College Station Parks and Recreations Depart
ment at 693-PARD.
Softball meeting planned for Feb. 8
The College Station Parks and Recreation Department will
hold an organizational meeting on Feb. 8 for those in
terested in playing softball in College Station.
The meeting will be held at City Hall beginning at 6 p.m. A
pre-season tournament will begin Feb.28, Co-Rec begins
March 28 and the men’s and women’s league begins April
For further information contact the College Station Parks
and Recreation Department at 693-PARD.
MSC Travel to sponsor programs
The MSC Travel Committee in conjunction with the Study
Abroad Office is presenting the Council on International
Educational Exchange discussing Overseas Opportunities.
The program is planned for 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 501
On Feb. 9, MSC Travel is sponsoring a “Europe on Your
Own” seminar at 7 p.m. in Room 401 Rudder. The goal of
the workshop is to inform students of helpful hints about
traveling in Europe.
Washington D.C. trip planned
The MSC Political Forum is sponsoring a trip to Washing
deposit of $200 is required by Feb. 9. The trip is open to
everyone, but space is limited to 30 people. To make a
reservation or put down a deposit, come by Room 216 MSC
or call 845-1515.
MSC committee to sponsor ski trip
1 he MSC Travel Committee is sponsoring a ski trip to
Crested Butte, Colorado over spring break.
The trip will be from March 11-19 and will cost $349. That
covers five days and six nights.
To sign up for the trip come by Room 216 MSC or call
If you have an announcement or item to submit for this
column, come by The Battalion office in 216 Reed McDo
nald or call Tracey Taylor at 845-2611.
(save your energy )
Graduate students wanted
The Gifted and Talented In
stitute is accepting applications
from graduate students who
want to spend two weeks on Gal
veston Island instructing gifted
junior and senior high school
The program has three ob
— To provide educational
services and opportunities for
school-age youth who show
promise in outstanding acade
mic and creative achievements.
— To offer training to gradu
ate students interested in the
study of the education of gifted
and talented youth.
— To conduct research on
educational strategies for the
gifted and talented.
The six courses offered to the
youth are architecture, marine
biology, micro-computing,
ocean geology, space science
and veterinary medicine.
Applications are available in
704 Harrington Tower.
Local police
giving tickets
Pepe s
•judo's "t Spec/
Chile Con Queso
and any
Medium Size soft drink
only 99C
12 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday
3312 s. College
107 Dominik
College station
Open daily 10:30 a.m.-2 a m.
Post oak Mall
Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
by Patti Schwierzke
Battalion Staff
Although Texas Attorney
Generaljim Mattox issued a rul
ing which stated drivers cannot
be ticketed for failing to show
proof of insurance, local law en
forcement officials are still
issuing tickets for the offense.
“We are working (ticketing
people without proof of insur
ance in their car) just like a driv
er’s license violation,” said Offic
er Ricardo Ledesma of the
Bryan police department. "If
they don’t have proof of finan
cial liability in their car when we
stop them, we give them a ticket.
They then can go before the
judge and prove that they have
insurance, and the judge de
cides what to do.”
The first ticket for not having
proof of insurance within a car
usually results in a fine of $75.
The fine for the second offense
is $200.
Ledesma said the law;
that an owner and/on
has to be able to show
of financial responsibility,
A driver is required tofi
infotmation that he has 1
cial coverage. If he doeaB
must go to court and provtf
the judge that he has i
Ledesma said.
Dena Lahendro, with i
Bryan police, said thattheii
lion’s name has been
f rom “no proof of liabilitr'l
“the driver failed to shofl
maintained financial resm
Sgt. Fred Forsthoffofdl
part merit of Public Safety s
the DPS also is ticketingf
for not having liability i
ance. If a person cannotdisp
proof of insurance to an off
they must prove it to thejudi
lie said.
Group focuses
on visual arts Btu
by Maureen Carmody
Battalion Staff
The MSC Arts Committee
plans to introduce a new prog
ram for the fall semester and eli
minate all aspects of their cur
rent program except for visual
Theresa Chiang, committee
adviser, said that starting next
year the group will sponsor only
visual arts. The committee has
been sponsoring a number of
other types of arts, including
modern dance, Shakespearian
plays and jazz concerts.
“There arejust so many parts
of the arts program, and we are
so diversified,” Chiang said. “I
don't think the Arts Commiil
is being as effective as it o j
The other arts won’t be o
tirely lost.
“There are several ottj
organizations that takeupc
jazz and dance shows (the.ll
Committee will no longerpj
sent), such as Opera andf
forming Arts Society andT»|
Hall,” she said.
Chiang said the program^
be more beneficial to studer,I
the Ai ts C TinmitteecancoikJ
trate on visual arts. Thecom
tee will plan a varietyofpaitfjf
and pottery shows and g
selection programs for
year, she said.
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