The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 07, 1986, Image 4

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Page 4/The Battalion/Friday, Movember 7, 1986 TDC director says he plans to resist Clements’ request PUC membei! say they won'1 resign if asked Admission Does biotechnology improve or interfere with the normal course of nature? The E.L. Miller Lecture Series presents two days of active debate about the impact of biotechnology. Make plans to participate in daily symposia and evening panel discussions regarding the ethics of genetic engineering and the effects of government regulation on genetics, agriculture, medicine and religion. f Panel discussions will be held in Rudder Theatre 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20. For information on daily symposia, call 845-1515. Admission is FREE for all events. [\Jovemben 19&i20,1986 Political Forum • Texas A&M University • 8^45-1515 Sponsored by Cooper' Industi ies Foi ir hIuLk )i > HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Clements has demanded his res ignation, but Texas Department of Corrections Director O.L. McCotter said lie will stay as long as he has the support of the prison board. “I think we’ve made some great strides forward in the past two years,” McCotter said Wednesday. “We’ve reduced violence by 75 per cent and I think that even the in mates will say that they feel safer than before.” The prison director said he would poll board members and then make a decision about his job. “I’ve never been one to walk away from a fight, but I’ll leave if they want me to, or think that by staying on, I’ll hurt the agency,” he said. Gov. Mark White, defeated by Clements in Tuesday’s election, ap pointed eight of the nine board members during his term and Clem ents also has said he wants them to resign. Five of those members, con tacted by the Houston Chronicle, said they had no plans to comply. “To resign now in response to de mands of a guy who wins an election and engages in political rhetoric is a spineless move,” board member Tom McDade said.“It’s an act of cowardice.” Board member Jim Parsons said, “Everyone that wins struts their feathers and what we’re seeing now is a lot of plumage. You’ll see no one resign.” McDade and Parsons, along with Dennis Hendrix, Bob Lane and A1 Hughes, are expected to resist Clem ents’ call to leave. Board members are appointed to six-year terms and may not be removed unless they are found guilty of wrongdoing. Clements, during the campaign, criticized McCotter’s decision to al low' inmates with good behavior to be released early. Besides McCotter and the board members, Clements said he would seek the resignations of McCotter’s top assistants. AUSTIN (AP) — Gov.-elf Bill Clements says he will asp) the resignations of the threest Public Utility Commission mtt bers, but all three say then- turn him down. In his first post-election nts conference, Clements st Wedn esday he would makei® on a campaign promise and for the resignations of all! members. But PUC Chairwoman Pej, Rosson and commissioners.De nis I hoinns and Jo.Campbell,i appointees of Democratic Go Mark White, issued a jot statement saying they intend continue serving on the par- that regulates utilities in Texas "I think thei e was .1 (leari:. date in the 1982 election,”Ross said. “The voters supportedG White’s programs and wanted forms in regulation and loxi utility rates. “Bill Clements may view election as a mandate for hii utilitv rates, but I don’t.” Ticket sales low for Houston AIDS benefit Battalion Classified 845-2611 HOUST ON (AP) — Organizers of the first high-so ciety event in Houston to benefit the AIDS foundation say they are dumbfounded at the lack of response to the Sunday night jazz concert. As of Thursday morning, only 72 tickets had been sold of the 12,500 invitations sent out, said Beth Rom ney, event organizer and advertising executive. “It’s kind of heartbreaking,” she said. The foundation helps pay for treatment and housing of victims of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Romney said. Some observers of Houston’s social scene blamed the stigma of AIDS being associated with the homosexual community. Homosexuals and intravenous drug users are the leading victims of the disease. Others blame a lack of organization and publicity for the poor sales of tickets, which are going for $ 100 each, to the champagne reception and the local artist jazz concert. Socialite Carolyn Furb said, “People can sendo.j mailing (of invitations), but there has to bealotolj low-up. People are deluged with invitations.” She said she was not planning to attend theevenii was not sure whether she had received an invitation But I arb said she thought 1 louston s wealth) iMt to give to t he AIDS cause. “AIDS is a very serious problem, and I thinkthai| because an event is not successful, it doesn't meam ? 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