The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 14, 1986, Image 10

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Page 10/The Battalion/Friday, November 14, 1986 Contact Lensesw Only Quality Name Brazos (Bausch & Lomb, Ciba, Branes-Hinds-Hydrocurve) CQOO $7Q-, 00 79 00 $99^ 79 00 $09: on -STD. DAILY WEAR SOFT LENSES reg. $79. 00 a pair -STD. EXTENDED WEAR SOFT LENSES reg. $99. 00 a pair -STD. TINTED SOFT LENSES reg. $99. 00 a pair Holiday Sale Ends Dec. 20,1986 Call 696-3754 For Appointment * Eye exam and care kit not included CHARLES C. SCHROEPPEL, O.D., P.C. DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY 707 South Texas Ave., Suite 101D College Station, Texas 77840 1 block South of Texas & University * Semester Lease 1 2 Shuttle bus stops Washer/Dryer connection Pool/Jacuzzi Volleyball/Basketball Badminton on Court Brownstone -On Southwest Parkway. Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat. 10:00-1:00 603 S.W. Parkway 696-9771 25th Street Theatre $2 off cover with this advertisement ★ progressive dance music ★ high tech light show ★ 30ft video screen ★ no alcohol after 11p.m. on Friday and Saturday night Waco, TX 1006 N. 25th (817) 754-4559 Aggie owned and operated iiiil Auto Painting m- Quality preparation & painting for those on a budget PRESIDENTIAL f : | 1 Our most popular value High quality look with extended durability $259. 95 $349. 95 Bryan 1300 South College Ave. (1 Block Behind Gallery Nissan Datsun) 823-3008 MAACO Auto Painting & Bodyworks are independent franchises of MAACO Enterprises Prices and hours may vary I- f I > 1-4 f l+H+R Sources say U.S. paid for supply flights WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department paid for flights that dropped supplies in Nicara guan to U.S.-backed Contra re bels, government sources say. The sources, insisting on ano nymity, say flights were made by Vortex Air International, a Mi ami-based firm set up a year ago. Robert Duemling, who ran the State Department office disburs ing $27 million in aid to the rebels said the government paid for de livery of non-lethal supplies. Swiss plant to pay for spill damage BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss company whose plant leaked toxic chemicals into the Rhine pledged Thursday to pay “proven claims,” and a West Ger man state said its losses in dead fish alone might reach $5 million. After two days of declining comment, managers for Sandoz company said they knew of a Swiss insurance company’s confi dential report that had warned of a possible disaster five years ago. About 30 tons of mercury and chemicals were washed into the Rhine Nov. 1. Tax (Continued from page 1) to deduct the full amount of their donations. Michael Rosenstein, chief finan cial officer of Hallberg Insurance Agency in Chicago, says he believes that this facet of the new law will put a slight dent in the number of dona- t ions. “For individuals, the new law will hinder only a small percentage, be cause they give through their desire to help,” he says. “Plus, most of the charitable contributions come from itemizers anyway.” Lastly, gifts of appreciated prop- ei tv will be subject to a 21 percent al ternative minimum tax (AMT). For example, if one buys stock for SI,()()<) and its value appreciates to SI(),()()(), that person could donate the stock and take a deduction of SI0,000. However, under the new law the $9,000 unrealized gain is be ing taxed at 21 percent. Salomon says most donations to A&M are solicited by the University. Faculty and alumni find persons in terested in a specific area and then try to develop that interest into a gift, he says, but most people who donate usually have either made gifts before or have expressed inter est in giving. “T he most important part is that the faculty brings the information hack — who has the ability to make a gift and is willing to do so,” Salomon says. He says alumni also contribute a great deal to the process, because they know all the contacts. Salomon cited a recent example of the painstaking process of “gift culti vating." Recently, a $50,000 gift was made to the Development Foundation by Maurine Mullins of Weatherford for the purchase of an Yttrium Alumi num Garnett (YAG) laser. According to Dr. John August, head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, the laser, which is often used in human ophthalmic surgery, will be used to enhance cataract surgery in dogs and cats. “This person was not an Aggie,” Salomon says. “But she was inter ested in veterinary medicine. We told her that this laser was needed, and we were able to develop her in terest into a gift.” T he entire solicitation spanned seven vears and required the services of two faculty members, the asso ciate dean of the Gollege of Veteri- narv Medicine and Salomon. Salomon says private gifts mainly are used for scholarships, faculty as sistance, research and University business such as the University press, the library, and different de partments. Most of the gifts are monetary, Sa lomon says, but donations also have come in other forms, such as land, art collections, boats, silverware and exotic game. The largest donation in A&M’s history was a tract of land worth S 13.2 million. The land was given by Ghester Reed and the proceeds will go to ward the construction of a special events center. A&M also has received two boats. One is a yacht used for biology and geology research of f the coast of Corpus Christi, says Capt. T.K. Treadwell, director of marine oper ations at A&M. T he Deborah Suz anne, a 50-footer, was donated by a person interested in marine science, T readwell says, and is used to take honor students enrolled in Oceanog- raphv 401, Introduction to Ocean ography, on a field trip out of Gal veston. But scholarships, Salomon says, are still the favorite donation. And the donors can put any restriction on the scholarship, so long as it isn’t dis criminatory, he says. Endowed scholarships require larger sums of money since the in terest from the investment funds the scholarship. Salomon says it takes S(i5,()()() to fund a $5,000 endowed scholarship. T aylor says donations for faculty assistance are for the most part re stricted and large gilts usually fund endowed chairs, which attract or re tain top-notch faculty. Interest earned from such gifts helps fund salaries, research, travel expenses and educational programs at the University, he says. Smaller donations sent to a de partment are used at the discretion of the department head, he says. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, since 40 percent of gifts to higher- education are in the form of appre ciated property, there will probably he a surge in this form of giving t hroughout the end of 1986. j • For now, the new tax law can only bring speculation and modification. But with the new law closing many tax shelters, charitable giving in the future will have to be even more charitable. # AM/PM Clinics Minor Emergencies 10% Student Discount with ID card 3820 Texas Ave. 401 S. 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