The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 09, 1983, Image 8

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state Battalion/Page 8 February 9,1983 DEI OR ture moi mat Wc sal nei sto yoi tier 471 HU r~ Capitol fire repairs start United Press International AUSTIN — Workmen turned the heat and the lights back on in fire-ravaged Senate side of the state capitol late Monday, and lawmakers took the first step toward provid ing the money to restore the historic structure. Meanwhile, firefighters were recalled to the building about 2 p.m. Monday to inves tigate a report of smoke on the fourth floor. But they found no fire or smoke. Members of the Senate, most of them wearing over coats and gloves, shivered through a one hour meeting in 55-degree temperatures Monday morning as they tried to conduct business as usual in the wake of Sunday’s pre dawn fire. A bill — granted emergen cy status by Gov. Mark White — was filed to appropriate $7 million to rebuild portions of the Capitol’s east side, which was blackened by the fire that killed one person and injured seven. “We’re going to have to be patient,” said Sen. Roy Blake, D-Nacogdoches. “We don’t go through this every day. I think it’s been about 100 years since we went through it.” Texas’ previous Capitol burned down in November 1881 and prompted the con struction of the present build ing, which was finished in 1888. White, in an impromtu speech to the Senate, prop osed a complete restoration of the 95-year-old building, saying the restoration could be a gift to the state on its 150th birthday in 1995. The governor said that pri vate funds could be raised “to restore this building to its for mer glory.” The Senate chamber had no heat or electricity early Monday, but it was virtually undamaged except for a blackened area around a back door and scorched windows. Since there was no electric ity, the lawmakers had to rely on sunlight to illuminate the huge two-story chamber. And they had to speak louder than usual because microphones at their desks were discon nected. Austin firefighters and Capitol police were com mended by the Senate for leading three guests from the burning lieutenant governor’s Capitol apartment and saving the building, which fire offi cials thought at one point was lost. One man, Matthew Han sen, 23, of New Caney, a guest at the apartment, died in the fire. Six firefighters and one security guard were injured. Officials have not deter mined the cause of the fire, but believed it may have been ignited by a television set. “We had a tragedy, but we have much to be grateful for,” said Sen. Lloyd Doggett, D- Austin. “There was a great deal of personal courage de monstrated.” When the Senate consi dered a commendation of the security officers, Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby said, “You can add the name of the lieutenant gov ernor in capital letters on that one.” Hobby’s daughter Kate, 18, was one of those rescued from the burning apartment. The fire damaged the offices of nine senators, but they were moved to tempor ary quarters in a nearby state office building. Officials first estimated the damages to the Capitol at $500,000, but Blake, chair man of the Senate Adminis tration Committee, said, “It’s going to be much more than that.” “We don’t intend to spend that much, but we’ve got to have it there,” said Blake, whose committee will oversee the repair and restoration. Space food is behind 11 in NASA’s program |s United Press International HOUSTON — In two de cades, the space program has gone from one-man suborbital flights to re-usable spacecrafts. But officials say that one aspect of the technical developments has not kept pace — the astro nauts’ meals. On shuttle flights, meals in clude plastic packaged food that must be rehydrated. “The appearance alone is enough to make the food less appetizing to astronauts simply because they are not used to it,” said Charles Bourland, a food scientist who works for a NASA contractor refining the foods taken into space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a $25,000 research grant to the University of Hous ton Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management to re commend ways to improve space food and its consumption. Sandy Louvier, a graduate student, and Ganesh Sivaraman, a doctoral candidate in business, have been working on the pro ject since June and hope to pre sent a final report to NASA in May. Louvier said she and her co worker are studying past space- flight menus and surveying past and present astronauts to deter mine which foods they liked and dislike and why. “NASA prepared 112 chicken sandwiches for the Apollo Prog ram and only seven were eaten,” Sivaraman said. For the extended space flights of the 1990s, Sivaraman & that he is most concerned li the logistics of getting the pro, er amount of food intosps and then developing some n tern of accounting for thek eaten so astronauts know it much to re-order. ‘Taste is another Louvier said. “Food loses its p of its taste in space becauselh is no gravity to move molecu in the air so astronautscansu it. We will probably stf adding more spices to soi foods to enhance their Now you know United Press International When a swarm of locusts in vades an area, it devours every scrap of available food, leaving behind wasteland. To Find these pests, the U.N. Food and Agri culture Organization is testing a system of satellite surveillance locust breeding grounds ini Third World. If satellite surveillance it: cates that a locust plague iso minent, insecticides can be plied as an emergency mean Chair trip gets bonehead prize w chai com Rea; mitt ary only the ( V kre United Press International DALLAS — A North Holly wood, Calif., truck driver, 33, who took off from his girl friend’s front yard in a lawn chair suspended by a cluster of balloons, has received the annual Bonehead of the Year Award from the Bonehead Club of Dallas. Larry Walters’ flight last July was supposed to take him across the Mojave Desert. But he just went up about 16,000 feet until the cold got to him, and he shot out the balloons with a pellet gun. His descent was through power lines into a residential neighborhood in Long Beach, Calif., which was blacked ou^ for no frills 20 minutes. “His 16,000-foot, flight of fancy has caught the attention of every Casper Mil quetoast who has the dreams of a Walter Mitty,” Bonehead Club spokesman Brad Angers said Monday. The Bonehead Club, made up of leading Dallasites who search out the unusual and pay tribute to the hapless, each year presents an award to indi- vuduals or organizations that have titillated their sense of the bizarre. “The Bonehead of the year award is the club’s highest honor and is made each year to a per son or group that has committed an act or participated in ah event that, in the eyes of the Bone- heads, is a monumental goof,” Angers said. oqcr ) ejsisqft RANGE JUICE W D (2 Comedian admitted for heart checkup United Press International HOUSTON — Comedian Jerry Lewis was admitted to a Houston hospital Monday, seven weeks after undergoing double coronory bypass surgery. 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