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Page 4/The Battalion/Tuesday, September 10, 1985
Spring graduates
must apply now
for ’86 Who’s Who
Suitt Writer
Applications are now being ac
cepted for Who’s Who Among Stu
dents in American Universities and
Who’s Who is an acknowledgment
of a senior’s or graduate student's
outstanding accomplishments at
Texas A&M, said Dr. J. Malon
Southerland, assistant vice president
for student services.
May 1986 graduates who meet the
requirements can pick up applica
tions at eight locations on campus in
cluding the Memorial Student Cen
ter, Student Activities Office in the
Pavilion and Sterling C. Evans Li
brary, Southerland said. The dead
line for applying is Sept. 27.
Students must meet certain stan
dards to be eligible for Who’s Who.
The criteria include:
• Undergraduate students and
professional students, those enrolled
in the Colleges of Medicine and Vet
erinary Medicine, must have 92
credit hours as of September 1985.
At least 30 hours must have been
taken at Texas A&M.
• Undergraduate and profes
sional students must have an overall
grade point ratio of 2.5 or better.
• A graduate student must have
completed one semester at A&M
during which he completed 12 credit
hours for grade points. Graduate
students must have a grade point ra
tio of 3.5 or better.
• The student must be active in
campus and/or community activities
and show qualities of leadership in
student/community organizations.
• A student may be selected to
the Who’s Who roll for one year
• Those selected are responsible
for remaining eligible throughout
their college career.
From the qualified applicants, 55
students will be selected by a com
mittee chaired by Dr. Carolyn Adair,
director of Student Affairs, and
composed of students, staff and f ac
ulty, Southerland said. The selection
process will continue throughout the
fall semester because of the many
applications that will be reviewed.
The vice president for student
services will notify the chosen stu
dents and the national Who’s Who
office will contact the students for
biographical information for the
1985-86 edition of Who’s Who
Among Students in American Uni
versities and Colleges.
A Who’s Who reception honoring
the recipients is scheduled to corre
spond with Parents’ Day weekend on
April 11, Southerland said. The
honorees will be presented with a
framed certificate.
“The key benefit to being named
in Who’s Who is the recognition by a
student’s peers for the high level of
accomplishment in four years at the
University,” Southerland said.
Program created to reduce
young minority pregnancies
Associated Press
AUSTIN — Community leaders
must show young blacks that sex is
not the only “free entertainment”
available, a stale lawmaker said Mon
day in annoucing a program de
signed to reduce pregnancies among
minority teen-agers.
Austin Rep. Wilhelmina Delco
said sports should be revived as an
alternative to teen-age sex.
Delco and Dallas Rep. Paul
Rrgsdale were named honorary
chairmen of the National Council of
Negro Women’s program that will
match adult “role models” with black
At a Capitol news conference,
Ragsdale offered statistics showing
that almost one of four black females
become pregnant before age 18.
Among 18 and 19-year-olds, the
pregnancy rate for blacks is five
times the rate for whites, according
to the statistics.
Among younger teen-agers, the
black pregnancy rate is eight times
that of whites, he said.
“We are here today to address a
problem that has grown to epidemic
proportions in black communities
across the United States and Texas,”
said Ragsdale, chairman of the Black
Legislative Caucus.
Delco, a caucus member, said teen
pregnancy is a problem in all seg
ments of society, not just the black
“There are a couple of reasons
why people do this,” Delco said.
“Once I heard young people say,
‘Well it’s the only free entertain
“It may be, but it isn’t something
like you go to a movie and when you
leave the movie you’re through. This
has a tremendous impact.
“It’s not really free. You take a
chance. It’s like Russian roulette.
You take a chance every time you
have that f ree entertainment of pro
ducing a child that could alter your
life for the rest of your life.”
The challenge is to show young
people the “alternatives to sex as en
tertainment,” Delco said, mention
ing basketball, football and women’s
sports as possibilities.
“For years, for young people,
sports have been a healthy, accepta
ble alternative,” she said. “We have
kind of let that go down in favor of
Around town
Who^ Who applications now available
Applications fot Who’s Who Among Students in American l ni-
versiues and Colleges will be available at Ixixes located at eight dif
ferent campus locations from 8 a m, today through 5 p.m. Sept 27.
Applications can be picked up at the Commandant’s Office. Memo
rial Student Center. Student Activities Office. Zachry Engineering
Center. Sterling C. Evans Library, Kleberg Center, the Office ot the
Dean of Veterinary Medicine and the Office of the Vice President
for Student Services.
Defensive driving class begins today
The Bryan-Coilege Station Noon Optimist Club is sponsoring a
defensive driving course today and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. at the Brazos Center on Briarcrest Drive in Bryan The course
can lie used to receive r 10 percent reduction in automobile insur- |
ante rates or for the dismissal of a traffic fine. The fee is $20. Call
779-1111 for more information.
Federal report says
theft of explosives
on the rise In Texas
Associated Press
AUSTIN —-Texas topped the na
tion in 1984 in the number of explo
sive thefts, with 3,571 pounds being
taken in 21 incidents, according to
an unpublished report by the fed
eral Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms.
When Dallas polite and federal
agents raided a Rockwall residence
and a Dallas business April 27, 1984,
they confiscated stolen military ex
plosives ranging from hand gre
nades to detonators to practice
The raid, which led to the arrests
of eight people, was described by
federal agents as one of the largest
single seizures of stolen explosives in
U.S. history and the largest recovery
ever of stolen military munitions.
The agents said the raid helped
expose a growing, often deadlv
trade in black market explosives in
They said the trade can be as
profitable as it is perilous.
“It’s something we’ve been in a
running gun battle with for years,”
said Jack Killorin, ATE chief of pub
lic affairs.
Smokeless powder, black powder
and other blasting agents found in
the Dallas armory were among the
980 pounds recovered in Texas last
year, said Steve Sheid, an explosive
specialist with the federal agency in
In part because of the Dallas sei
zure, the state also led the nation last
year in the amount of stolen explo
sives recovered by, officials, accord
ing to the new ATE report, which
the Austin American-Statesman said
is expected to be issued in late Sep
The crime might be on the up
swing in the state, but it is not new,
officials said.
Only Kentucky recorded more ex
plosive thefts than Texas in 1981:
when 16 incidents were investigated
by local, state, and federal authori
ties, according to A I F figures.
Armed with stolen explosives and
illegal fireworks, criminals are using
bombs for a variety of motives-
vandalism, revenge, protests, extor
lion, insurance fraud and murder,
investigators said.
There were 37 bombings in Texas
last year, according to the federal re !
Bombings across (he nation in
1984 killed nine people, injured 166
and inflicted S7.1 million in damage
The most popular bombs are
pipes or bottles filled with flamma-'
ble liquids, smokeless powder or.
black powder, officials said.
“It’s up to the imagination of the
person making the bomb, and de
pending on their intelligence thei
can make simple ones or very com !
plicated ones,” Sheid said.
Thieves in Texas have turned
their attention to rock quarries and
to (Ire oil and gas industry, bothol!
which are major users of explosives
“First of all, we have a large getH
graphical area in Texas, and we also
have a lot of legitimate businesses
that require explosives,” said Rich
aid Garner, a special agent of the
agency in Dallas.
Regulated storage f acilities for oi
and gas and other industries are the
most frequent targets for explosive
thieves in Texas. Garner said. T
Phil Chojnacki, an assistant special
agent for the A I F bureau in Hous
ton, said eight explosive thefts were
recorder! in the I fouston districtIw
tween October and March. '|B
The enforcement office in Hous
ton oversees the southern half of
Texas and southern New Mexico.
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