The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 29, 1986, Image 1

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The Battalion Vol. 82 No. 184 GSPS 045360 6 pages College Station, Texas Tuesday, July 29, 1986 A&M to investigate basketball allegations iciesarjl board* K ues, Pel From Staff and Wire Reports University’s Southwest Conference Adair said he couldn’t estimate football investigation began in De- and free use of either rental cars or ranged by coaches or representa From Staff and Wire Reports exas A&M is beginning an inter nal investigation into allegations by the Dallas limes Herald of NCAA violations by A&M basketball c<|aches, the chairman of the Texas AkM Athletic Council said Monday. HDi . Thomas Adair, who also is the University’s Southwest Conference faculty representative, said he re ceived a letter from A&M President Frank Vandiver about two weeks ago asking him to initiate an investi gation after the Times Herald con tacted Vandiver’s of f ice about the al legations. Adair said he couldn’t estimate how long the investigation would take, but said, “It will be as long and comprehensive as it needs to be to get the job done.” Adair also heads the current in vestigation into the A&M football program’s alleged violations. The football investigation began in De cember and is expected to be wrap ped up in about two weeks, he said. In copyrighted stories printed Sunday and Monday, the Times Herald said former A&M basketball players and recruits said they were given money, prepaid airline tickets and free use of either rental cars or A&M coaches’ cars. Three former A&M players said they took summer classes at a junior college without paying tuition or dormitory fees, the newspaper reported. These activities, if paid for or ar ranged by coaches or representatives of a school’s athletic interests, are ap parent violations of the NCAA rules which prohibit “extra benefits” for student athletes that aren’t available See Allegations, page 5 d Senate plan rejected in House Conferees differ on tax legislation l We b iut thto to getik we cans the s of p J edpiem farm la :>s\vellG theApi onsera re Dtp w thai! 10.4 ml tops VASHINGTON (AP) — House nigotiators on Monday rejected most of a Senate revenue-raising [package that would have cleared the [wav for serious bargaining on a new pi; t for overhauling the income tax system. ■The lomestit /e. x. AveJ 626 OR JS House delegation turned pwn $14.1 billion of a $26-billion pi jposal that the Senate had ad vanced last week. Among provisions rejected were one that would have restricted the tax deduction asso rted with refinancing home mort gages. ■The revenue-raising exercise is necessary because congressional leaders and the Reagan administra- tfon have agreed that the new tax system must bring in the same reve nue as present law. A new estimate showed that the bill passed by the Senate fell $21 billion short of that iiiget over five years. The other $5 billion in the package would be used to designate more tax relief for mid dle-income people. ■ House negotiators say they will not talk about working out other dif ferences between the two bills until He Senate revenue problem is re paired. H “Our basic position is that the Sen ate came up short and the Senate has got to find $26 billion,” Rep. Donald Pease, D-Ohio, told reporters. ■ The 22 lawmakers — 1 1 from Hch house — worked behind closed doors on the seventh day of the con ference. I House members pointed to their own bill as a good source of revenue for senators to tap. “We have $100 billion of base broadeners (eliminat ing deductions and credits) on the corporate side and we assumed the Senate would pick from them” in nershipying to fill the $26-billion gap, Hase said. Instead, he noted, sen- niilllllllfflP ors concenlrale( l on minor provi- uuuuuu l sions suggested by the Treasury De partment. a I While House delegates were call ing for eliminating more corporate i provisions, Senate conferees were I qr c1 reluctant. LOi-W' | -j-j ie c {jffj t ui t y senators are having Ittking to raise $26 billion poses dpubts about whether the final tax overhaul compromise will have indi vidual tax rates as low as those in the Spnate measure. ■ Under either bill, most people ■ould be taxed at a 15-percent rate, ■he Senate plan would tax most of He others at a maximum rate of 27 '/Viyl percent, but some upper-income t l^/l' |l Hople would pay more than 32 per- Hnt on part of their earnings. The House plan has a top rate of 38 per cent . Business dean accepts job as system deputy chancellor By Karen Kroesche Staff Writer The dean of the College of Busi ness Administration announced Monday he has accepted the position of Deputy Chancellor of the Texas A&M System and will begin the search for a new dean of the busi ness college. Dr. William H. Mobley’s appoint ment by Chancellor Perry Adkisson is pending approval by the Board of Regents. Adkisson is expected to an nounce the appointment formally Wednesday. The deputy chancellor position was vacated by Adkisson when he was named chancellor last week. Mobley said Monday, “I am looking forward to participating in the leadership of the Texas A&M University System and working with our new chancellor, Dr. Perry Adkis son. I trust that my background in management and organizational be havior will be useful in helping meet the immediate and long-term chal lenges facing the Texas economy, higher education and the A&M sys tem.” Mobley stressed the importance of the A&M system to the intellectual and social development of the state and nation, and said that the slate’s universities are crucial to its eco nomic growth. “Great universities are fundamen tal to the development of knowl edge, technology and human capi tal,” he said. “If Texas is not to be left behind in the economic transfor mation of our nation and world, it must insure that it invests the re sources necessary, even in these dif ficult economic times in Texas, to continue to develop the key research universities such as the Texas A&M system.” After joining the A&M faculty in 1980 as professor and head of the management department, Mobley was promoted to associate dean of the Gollege of Business Administra tion in 1981. He was named dean in 1983. Mobley, 44, holds a bachelor’s de gree in psychology and economics from Denison University and a mas ters and Ph.D. in industrial-organi zational psychology from the Uni versity of Maryland. jappppftgpw*' HHKiH I i Dr. William H. Mobley Upon completion of his Ph.D., Mobley served as Corporate Man ager of Employee Relations Re search and Planning for PPG Indus tries and taught part-time at Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to A&M, he was director of the Center for Manage ment and Organizational Research at the University of South Carolina. Photo by Mary Frances Scott Spare Change F. Randal collects parking fees at the Mud Lot Manor parking lot on Nagle Drive. Students have been paying to park in the once- free lot since it was purchased by Randal’s son last year. The own ers also manage the vacant lot behind Northgate, and Randal says parking will at Northgate will cost $1 per day when that lot opens in August. Some state agencies may close AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Mark White said Monday he probably will urge lawmakers to close some state agencies to help erase the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit. White did not say which agencies might be cut. “I’m likely to be recommending the abolition of some agencies,” White said, adding that he will have a budget-balancing plan ready for lawmakers when they arrive in Aus tin next week for the Legislature’s 30-day special session. The governor declined to even discuss prospects of a tax increase, saying spending cuts must come first. “I’m not here to discuss any kind of revenue package until we’ve com pleted our cuts,” White said. “We have to cut the budget.” White said lawmakers face per haps the most difficult job any state legislature ever has confrontted. With worldwide oil prices plung ing, the state government budget deficit has ballooned from $1.3 bil lion in February to $2.3 billion in June to $3.5 billion now. Jenco reunited with family in Germany WIESBADEN, West Germany (AP) — The Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco greeted his kin with hugs, tears and kisses Monday and called it “a dream come true” to be free after 19 months of captivity in Lebanon, his family said. The 51-year-old, bearded Roman Gatholic priest from Joliet, Ill., planned to visit the pope in Rome and prayed for the release of three other Americans he knows to be still held hostage in Lebanon. Ten members of Jenco’s family — three brothers, three sisters, a nephew and three in-laws — flew from the United States to greet him in West Germany after his extremist Shiite Moslem kidnappers freed him last Saturday in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. “It was a very emotional 10 min utes of hugs, kisses and a lot of tears,” nephew Andrew Mihelich told reporters near the U.S. Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden. Jenco, a member of the Order of Servants of Mary, was kidnapped in Beirut on Jan. 8, 1985. He had been directing Catholic Relief Services op erations in Lebanon that served both Christians and Moslems. His kidnappers kept Jenco in soli tary confinement and chains for months of his captivity in Lebanon and he often was blindfolded after that, members of his family said Monday. John Jenco also said his 51-year- old brother and three other Ameri can hostages held as a group were told three weeks ago that they would be released, but there was no expla nation when it did not happen. The family said Jenco was tired, but otherwise well considering his ordeal. The priest was undergoing tests for what the hospital director, Col. Robert W. Gilmore, described as “ongoing heart disease.” The priest appeared briefly Mon day on the hospital’s second-floor balcony, which was decorated with a large American flag. His voice choked with emotion, Jenco told reporters: “I’m not too sure it’s true, it’s a dream come true. It’s great to be back, to be loved again, to be back with the family.” The priest called for the release of the other Americans. “When Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland and David Jacobsen come back again, that will be my great day of joy,” Jenco said. He also called for the release of the seven Frenchmen, two Britons, one Irishman and one South Korean still missing in Lebanon. Islamic Jihad said it freed Jenco as a “last gesture” and said “grave con- Say attacks hostage policy LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — Peggy Say, sister of American hostage Terry Anderson, asked the U.S. government Monday to “stop tap-dancing around the word ‘negotiate’” and to bargain with Shiite Moslem kidnappers for the release of her brother and other Americans held captive in Lebanon. “I want them (the U.S. govern ment) to get out there and do it, like they did for other American hostages,” Mrs. Say said. The U.S. administration has said it will not neogitate with ex tremists, but is exploring other avenues to secure the captives’ re lease. sequences” would follow if its de mands were not met. It demands release of 17 com rades imprisoned in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings at the U.S. and French embassies. Kuwait refuses to free the 17. Joe Jenco said the freed priest and some relatives plan to travel to Rome for a private audience with Pope John Paul II on Thursday or Friday. NASA reveals shuttle crew conscious after explosion SPACE CENTER, Houston !AP) — Space shuttle Challenger Pilot Michael J. Smith exclaimed [‘Uh-oh!” at the moment the ipacecraft exploded, and some of :he crew apparently lived long snough to turn on emergency air packs, NASA said Monday. Smith’s remark, heard on a tape of the shuttle’s intercom sys tem, was the first indication that any of the seven astronauts killed may have been aware of the Jan. 28 disaster, the worst in the his tory of space exploration. The astronauts probably sur vived the explosion and breakup of the shuttle orbiter and could have had 6 to 15 seconds of “use ful consciousness” inside the crew compartment after the blast, said Dr. Joseph Kerwin, an astronaut- physician who investigated the cause of death for the crew. The force of the crew compart ment hitting the ocean was so de structive, however, that the pre cise cause of death for the crew could not be determined, he said. The intercom tapes were re covered from the wreckage of the Challenger and analyzed by Na tional Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration and IBM engineers. The tape, a transcript of which was released by NASA on Mon day, offered no verbal evidence that any crew members other than Smith knew anything was abnormal prior to his single ex clamation 73 seconds after launch — the very second that ground controllers lost all communication with the craft. Previously, the last known words from the Challenger were those heard from Commander Dick Scobee to ground control lers, when he responded “Roger, go at throttle up,” confirming that the shuttle’s main engines had been raised to full power. • • • In Washington Monday, a Texas congressman said a con gressional committee will hold a hearing on NASA’s plan to reor ganize the space station program and transfer some research from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to Alabama. Rep. Mike Andrews, D-Hous- ton, said the hearing, before the House Science and Technology Committee’s subcommittee on space science, has been scheduled for Aug. 5. Angry reaction by members of the Texas congressional dele gation led to a fence-mending meeting with James C. Fletcher, the new space agency administra tor, last Thursday. Fletcher told the congressmen that some research on the space station would be moved to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., but that the ef fect on staff levels as JSC was not yet known. Car bomb in Beirut kills 32, wounds 140 BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — A car packed with a quarter-ton of explo sives blew up in a Christian resi dential district during morning rush hour Monday, killing 32 people, wounding 140 and wrecking dozens of buildings, police reported. The blast tore balconies off high- rise apartment houses and set seven of them ablaze. Rescuers using metal ladders and forklifts saved more than 50 people trapped on rooftops and the remaining balconies. Ambulances raced in and out of the stricken area. Radio stations broadcast urgent apppeals for blood donations. It was the worst of seven car bombings this year in Lebanon, whose 11-year-old sectarian civil war has taken more than 100,000 lives. No one has claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, six of them in Christian east Beirut and one in the southern port city of Sidon, a Mos lem stronghold. A total of 98 people have been killed and 580 wounded. “My brothers! My two brothers!” Josiane Azar screamed. She fainted when firefighters pulled two bodies from the rubble of a clothing store owned by her brothers loseph and Wadih. Many victims were burned be yond identification. The explosion of the white Mercedes gouged a crater more than six feet deep in Wadih Naim street near the Star cin ema in the Ein Rummaneh district of Christian east Beirut. Firefighters and civil defense squads spent eight hours in rescue operations. Police said up to 550 pounds of TNT w’as packed into the car, which exploded at 8:28 a.m. when Ein Rummaneh’s Snoubra neighbor hood was jammed with traf fic. Shattered power cables dangled into the streets from gaping win dows in the smoke-blackened apart ment buildings. The force of the explosion hurled the engine of one car more than 100 yards. Authorities declared about 30 buildings uninhabitable, and 20 shops were destroyed. STNP finishes reactor pressure test successfully BAY CITY (AP) — The South Texas Nuclear Project success fully completed a pressure test of its main reactor and piping, clear ing the way for hot functiontal testing next year, officials said Monday. The STNP reactor coolant sys tem and interconnected piping were tested against 3,000 pounds per square inch of pressure, which is 750 pounds more than normal operating pressure, offi cials said. Hot functional testing is scheduled for January 1987. The reactor coolant system provides cooling water flow to transfer heat from the reactor to four steam generators. Steam from these devices drives a 1.25 million kilowatt turbine-genera tor to produce electricity which will serve customers throughout South Texas. The nuclear project is sched uled for loading of nuclear fuel in June 1987, with commercial op eration planned for December of that year.