The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 10, 1987, Image 9

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Comes with french fries, Texas toast and a trip to the salad bar 4.95 Monday - Fried Catfish ALL YOU CAN EAT! Fresh-water, farm raised Cat fish, french fries, cole slaw, hushpuppies, tartar sauce and lemon 6.95 Tuesday - Country-Style Ribs ALL YOU CAN EAT! Comes with 2 side orders, Texas toast and a pickle 5.95 Wednesday - Fajita Night! ALL YOU CAN EAT! Beef Fajitas with all the fixin’s. Be sure to check out the Margarita Special 6.95 (Sunday thru Wednesday, one plate per person please, and no take outs) Tees are rl-hir- V Mew party packs for 3 to 30 people, quick, convienent and affordable iem TmH For parties larger than 30, please call 693-4054 “ l 'az2Z2ZZZ222ZZZ22ZZZ? Friday, April 10, 1987/The Battalion/Page 9 Registration helps University police return stolen bikes By Mark Gee Reporter Thirty-seven bicycles sit un claimed at the University Police Sta tion. The stolen or abandoned bicy cles were recovered by University Police but can’t be returned to their owners because they were never reg istered. To help alleviate the problem, the University Police Department offers free bicycle registration stickers and the use of a tool to engrave identifi cation numbers on bicycles Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the campus police station. Nora Lopez, a sophomore psy chology major from Pharr, is not taking any chances. She registered and engraved her driver’s license number on her bicycle. “It (registration) only takes a few minutes and I feel more comfort able,” Lopez says. “It is a shame for a bike to be stolen, then found, and not get back to the owner.” According to the UPD records, 274 bicycles valued at $39,985 were reported stolen during the 1985- 1986 academic year. In March 1986, 21 bicycles valued at $4,378 were re ported stolen. The reported number is less than the actual number of bicycles stolen, says Josephine Hoelscher, Univer sity Police assistant director of crimi nal investigations. Fifty bicycles valued at $7,571 were recovered during the 1985- 1986 academic year. “If a student comes in and asks for their blue bike, we can’t just give it to them,” Hoelscher says. “We have a lot of blue bikes. They have to give us some type of information that identifies the bike from the others. It might be something that is broken or something they added to the bike.” But not all bicycles recovered by police were stolen — many were abandoned. Ten days after the close of the spring semester, police can re move all locked or unlocked bicycles parked in racks except those specif ically designed for storage, accord ing to University regulations. University Police Chief Elmer Schneider Jr. encourages students to register their bicycles and added that he would like mandatory bicycle reg istration. He pointed out, however, that some students would resist man datory registration because citations could be traced to registered bicy cles. If a registered bicycle is in some one else’s possession, Schneider says, it gives police greater probable cause to suspect the bicycle was stolen. An Operation Identification pam phlet distributed by the UPD states that if a person is caught with marked property, the identification numbers can be used as evidence of the possession of stolen goods. The pamphlet also states that marked property discourages theft because marked property is difficult for thieves to resell. An A&M bicycle registration sticker can be useful even if the bicy cle is recovered out of town. “The San Antonio Police called us about a bike that they found in somebody’s front yard that had an A&M registration sticker,” Hoelscher says. “We traced the num ber and the student got the bike.” Since the beginning of the 1986 fall semester, 485 bicycle permits have been issued. University Police keep bicycle registration informa tion on file for five years. Stolen or abandoned bicycles that are recovered are held by police for six months and then auctioned. Hart Hall residents will auction the 37 unclaimed bicycles April 29 at the Rudder Fountain area. Castration proposal fails to pass in House AUSTIN (AP) — A House major ity voted Thursday in favor of chem ical castration for some sex offend ers, but the measure needed a two- thirds vote for approval. The proposal was offered as an amendment to a bill establishing a counseling program for sex offend ers in the Texas Department of Cor rections. Rep. Foster Whaley, who spon sored the chemical castration amendment, said he would have preferred to go even further. “Quite frankly, I would like to put mechanical castration in there with a darned good stock knife, but I don’t think that would stand up in the courts,” said Whaley, D-Pampa. “And if they don’t have anybody down in Huntsville that knows how to do that, I’d be glad to show them. “Fact is, I’d volunteer as the exe cutioner.” The House vote on Whaley’s amendment, which would have made chemical castration a require ment for probation for repeat sex offenders, was 65-64. It failed be cause it takes a two-thirds vote to add amendments to House bills on final reading. The bill, written by Rep. Bob Mel ton, would allocate $400,000 of TDC funds to set up the counseling pro gram. Under the bill, parole officials could consider the results of the counseling and whether the sex of fender refused to participate in the program. Supporters said the program is needed because sex offenders even tually leave prison. Rep. Mark Stiles, D-Beaumont, said, “If they serve their time, they are coming out. If they have not had that counseling, we are in a world of hurt.” Melton, D-McGregor, said sex of fenders have a high rate as repeat offenders and that that could be changed through counseling. The measure, tentatively ap proved Wednesday, was initially de feated 73-58 Thursday. Flowever, it was brought back to the floor on a motion to reconsider, and was ap proved 80-54, sending it to the Sen ate. Whaley led the opposition attack on the value of counseling. “These people are beyond coun seling,” he said. Rep. Gerald Geistweidt, R-Mason, offered another solution, tied to Rep. Ron Wilson’s bill that would al low Texans to carry handguns. “Mr. Melton asked me earlier how I would feel if my wife or my mother or someone close to me were raped by one of these people after getting out of prison and not receiving counseling,” Geistweidt said. “My suggestion to Mr. Melton is he should vote for Mr. Wilson’s hand gun bill. We’ll blow them away.” After the bill was approved, Mel ton told the House, “Members, thank you very much and welcome to the 20th Century.” Melton later returned to the mi crophone and apologized for the re mark. Apply For Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board Applications available in Office of Vice President for Student Services, Student Activities, Student Affairs, Commandant s Office, MSC Direc tors Office, Student Government Of fice. Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 1987 A mirror A magazine A future memory of our mindset today (or yesterday or tomorrow) A piece of the thoughts A collection of the images that Haunt and amuse and intrigue a piece of a part of an element of our generation. Or not. W' 'C- ’V-" Cy\ •V* .’s' 'j Graphics, short stories, essays. And poetry much better than this. The Student Literary Journal of Texas A&M University , *. .. '■ '■ ‘ ’ - ' ^ ■ ' • '• •' On sale Safarday, April 11,1987 in the MSC Main Hallway Officer positions for the 1987-88 MSC Literary Arts committee are being filled now. Interviews begin Wednesday, April 15,1987. Come by the Literary Arts cubicle in MSC room 216 for details. ffigU! Advertising in The Battalion is as Good as Gold! CALL 845-2611 COUNTDOWN ‘87 SCOOP! 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