The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 12, 1985, Image 8

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Page 8/The Battalion/Thursday, September 12, 1985
Former Aggie Bandsmen to play
during Sept. 28 football game
University News Service
Former members of the Aggie
Band will once again march on Kyle
Field and play the “Aggitt War
Hymn” during Texas A&M’s Sept.
28 football game with the University
of Tulsa.
The Texas Aggie Band Associa
tion, the organization’s alumni sup
port group, is sponsoring the For
mer Student Reunion Band as part
of special activities that will include
its annual meeting and a meal with
current members of the band.
start of the game and then to as
signed seats on the east side of Kyle
Field, where it will play a selection of
Aggie favorites throughout the
Letters already have been mailed
to individuals indentified as former
bandsmen on University records,
but since band membership is not al
ways indicated on those records, the
group is issuing invitations by word
of mouth.
Both bands will play before and
during the Tulsa game.
The association has issued an
open invitiation to all former mem
bers to join the reunion band. The
band will hold an optional practice at
the E.V. Adams Band Hall the eve
ning of Sept. 27.
There will be a mandatory prac
tice at the same location the morning
of the football game.
The band will march to mid-field
from the south end zone before the
This will be the third appearance
of an Aggie alumni band.
A similar group performed dur
ing the football games between var
sity and former students in the
spring of 1983 and 1984 but did not
Participants are urged to bring
their own instruments, as only a lim
ited number will be available on
campus, says Choya Walling, secre
tary of the band association and re
union band coordinator.
Music will be provided to all those
who indicate they will attend.
A&M General Contractors
chapter chosen best in U.S.
University News Service
The Texas A&M student chapter
of the Associated General Contrac
tors of America has been selected as
the top chapter in the nation.
The contest, open to the more
than 125 student organizations char
tered by the national association, de
termines which groups conduct the
best programs to enhance the pro
fessional development of their mem
Polytechnic State University
Kansas State University.
A $300 prize and plaque will be
awarded to chapter representatives
at the AGC midyear meeting of the
national Construction Education
Committee Sept. 28 in Detroit, Mich.
DR. JOHN NORRIS has been named director of Texas
cM’s Office of International Coordination. Norris
served as international coordinator in QIC during 1983-81
and as an assistant director last year.
OIC works cooperatively with all colleges and offices
within the University in three major areas: international
education, international exchange and international devel
DR. JAMES W. CRAIG JR. has been named head of the De
partment of Construc tion Science in the College of Ar
chitecture and Environmental Design at Texas A&M.
Craig, 42, had served as interim head of the depart mem
months before being appointed to the post permanently.
CARROL D. CLAYCAMP, professor of construction science
at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture and Environmen
tal Design, has been named the W.A. Klinger Construction
Educator of the Year by the American Institute of Con
seated die award to uiaycamp
Strtiction education ana service to the construction indus-
Claycamp serves on the hoard of directors of the Amer
ican Council for Construction Education and the American
Institute of Constructors. He is chairman of the Associated
General Contractors Educators Round Table and uasi
president of the Associated Schools of Construction, mis
a licensed engineer, a registered architect and is a member
of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate.
DARRELL MERRELL, a junior petroleum engineering ma
jor at Texas A&M. has been awarded a scholarship form
the Brazos Valley Chapter of the American Petroleum In
are t
Support payments
become automated
The A&M chapter, sponsored by
the Dallas and Houston professional
chapters of the AGC, is made up of
more than 300 students in the De
partment of Construction Science.
Representing the University will
be Segner; Dr. James Craig, head of
the construction science depart
ment; 1984-85 student chapter pres
ident Mark Benton, a senior build
ing construction major from San
Antonio; and this year’s chapter
president, Patrick McEvoy, a senior
building construction major from
“This honor is one we are natu
rally very proud of,” chapter adviser
Robert Segner Jr. said. “The contest
is highly competitive and highly re
garded in the professional world
building construction.”
Id of
Texas A&M finished ahead of the
AGC student chapters of California
Among the activities of the award
winning chapter conducted last year
were two days of interviews in con
junction with the Dallas and Hous
ton AGC chapter which resulted in
79 students receiving job offers in
building construction fields, and
participation in a fund drive to help
benefit the American Red Cross.
Associated Press
AUSTIN — The state Wednesday
launched two new programs to help
speed up child support collections,
with officials hoping the time for
processing payments can be cut
from two weeks to a matter of days.
Attorney General Jim Mattox said
one program will be directed at non
custodial parents living in Texas and
the second at those who live outside
the state.
The Rapid Deposit Lockbox Pro
gram will utilize a banking location
in Austin rather than child support
offices for payments the state super
vises from some 16,000 non-custo-
dial parents, Mattox said.
The parents will be issued coupa
payment books and will mail a
pon and their check to the lodboi
from which collections will be nail
hourly, he said.
Using computers, the bankati
the attorney general’s office
speed processing of the payma
and the comptroller’s office d
quickly issue the check, Mattoxsakl
T he second program, FAST,
the Family Assistance Speed Tr®
fers program. It will use automats
banking services to rush child sup
port payments to children frompai
ents in other states.
I Ten other states have agreed
join Texas in the program, Mali
TV cameras may be barred from meetings
Associated Press
AUSTIN — It seems likely that
some governmental bodies will ex
clude television news cameras from
their public sessions since the Texas
Open Meetings Act doesn’t guar
antee camera access, Attorney Gen
eral Jim Mattox said Wednesday.
“I think it is entirely possible that
video cameras will be barred from a
number of public meetings,” Mattox
“In some rural counties, I think
we’re going to see cameras excluded
at times,” he said.
Mattox’s comments followed a le
gal opinion he issued Tuesday say
ing the open meetings law gives Tex
ans a right to make audio tape
recordings of public governmental
meetings but not video recordings.
interpret whatever the law says, he
“It is an unfortunate thing I have
to interpret the law this way,” Mat
tox said. “I feel very strongly about
open meetings and open govern
ment. (But) we believe the law means
what it says.”
Several broadcasters already have
voiced fears that city councils,
county commissioners, school
boards and others might try to use
the opinion to force cameras out of
their meetings.
As an author of the open meet
ings law when he was a member of
the Legislature, Mattox said he
hopes government officials won’t see
his opinion as a tool for blocking
televised news coverage of their ses
“I was one of the authors of the
open meetings and open records
acts, and I feel very strongly about
the concept of allowing the public to
understand what takes place with!
these meetings,” Mattox said.
Mattox said he would supportef
forts to amend the open meeting!
law in the next legislative sessiont
include television cameras, possibh
having his staff draft a bill thi
would do it.
While the issue ultimately
be presented to the courts, ft
said, “Probably the best thing fonf
is to try to get this law changed hen
in the Legislature.”
Drug company not liable for infants death
Associated Press
Asked about that opinion at a
news conference Wednesday, Mat
tox said he was only interpreting the
law as it is written, not expressing his
personal feelings about the issue.
He compared the situation to his
negative feelings about a state law
requiring clergymen to tell authori
ties about people who commit child
abuse, even if they learn of it in con
fession. But his legal opinions must
AUSTIN — A Corpus Christi
woman said faulty instructions kept
her from taking a drug that could
~ ' /'s life.
have saved her baby’s life, but the
Texas Supreme Court ruled
Wednesday that the woman could
not recover damages from the
drug’s manufacturer.
Without writing an opinion, the
Supreme Court upheld lower court
rulings that companies have no re
sponsibility to people who do not use
tneir products.
“There must be a sale to someone
before a warranty is created,” the
Corpus Christi Court of Appeals
had said in the case.
Kathleen Church and her hus
band Robert sued Ortho Diagnostics
Systems Inc. after their newborn girl
died in 1978. They claimed that
RhoGAM, a drug made by Ortho,
could have saved the child.
The drug was not used because of
instructions that said it should not be
administered to people with a “con
dition” that Mrs. Church was diag
nosed as having, according to court
That diagnosis later proved to be
RhoGAM is used to counter ll
potential problems caused when
person with Rh negative blood is ft
posed to a person with Rh positivf
An Rh positive child born to
woman with Rh negative blot
could also contract serious or fat
In 1976, Mrs. Church, who 1»
Rh negative blood, gave birth to
child with Rh positive blood. Incase!
such as that, RhoGAM is sometime!
given to the mother to protect subse
quent children. But it was not given
to Mrs. Church.
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