The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 29, 1991, Image 3

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The study said exports from Texas accounted for' 44 percent of all U.S. goods sent to Mexico that year. Backers of a free trade agreement with Mexico say the study is evidence Texas stands to be one of the big winners of an anticipated increase in com merce along the border once tar iffs and other trade barriers are lifted. The state already has the cul tural ties, location and foothold in the Mexican economy that would allow it to move quickly if the agreement is negotiated and approved, they say. "Texas is certainly poised to be faster off the block," said Roger Wallace, deputy undersecretary for international trade at the Commerce Department. "Texas has nad a long history of trade and business with Mex ico, and that sort of knowledge base is going to be helpful to the Texas business community as economic trade ties increase over the next decade," Wallace said in an interview Friday. The study said Texas exported $11 billion in manufactured, ag ricultural, military and mined goods in 1989, more than any other state. Texas exports grew by 70 percent, or $4.5 billion, be tween 1987 and 1989. "You're talking about thou sands and thousands of jobs be ing created as you increase that kind of trade," Sen. Lloyd Bent- sen, D-Texas, said. "It's not just one segment of the Texas economy but the whole Texas economy that will benefit, and ... every region," Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, said. "We already have a good foot hold as the largest exporter, our areas of dominance are broad- based, and we have the locatio nal advantage." The study said Texas' leading exports were electric and electro nic equipment, with sales total ing $3.2 billion in 1989, followed by computers and industrial ma chinery, $1.2 billion; transporta tion equipment, $1.1 billion; chemicals, $810 million; and food products, $496 million. Overall, manufactured goods accounted for $10 billion of the state's exports in 1989, followed by $545 million in agricultural products; $26 million in mined goods, such as metals, coal, min erals and oil and gas. Mexico is Texas' largest export market, buying 29 percent of the $38 billion in goods the state ships to the rest of the world. The study said U.S. exports to Mexico, the third-leading U.S. export market, totaled $25 billion in 1989, a 71 percent increase from $14.6 billion in 1987. After Texas the largest exporting states in 1989 were California with $4 billion, Michigan with $1.7 bil lion, New York with $834 mil lion, and Arizona with $759 mil lion. Wallace said the economic growth being created by the in scon d WEAVER/The Battalion Putting around Mark Gaither, a Texas A&M graduate student in computer science from College Station, practices his putting strokes on the A&M golf course early Sunday afternoon. Gaither was taking a study break from upcoming finals and went to the practice greens to relax. crease in exports "is not going to But the Bush administration be localized. There are real ex- must first persuade Congress to port advantages for all parts of extend its "fast-track" authority the United States from a free to negotiate non-amendable trade agreement." trade agreements. Health officials fail to warn of pesticide use HOUSTON (AP) — A pesti cide banned worldwide for its al leged health risks has been used at four Houston apartment com plexes as late as last year, but state and local health officials failed to warn residents of its po tential dangers, a newspaper re ported Sunday. In a copyright story, the Hous ton Post reported chlordane, which is believed to cause cancer and has proved harmful to the nervous system, digestive sys tem and the liver, was detected at four apartment complexes as late as 1990. The Edgebrook, Camino South, Kings Park and Fondren Glen apartments were illegally sprayed with the pesticide and reportedly cleaned up under su pervision by the Texas Depart ment of Agriculture in 1987, the newspaper said. "I'm very concerned about the people who continue to live the re," said Robert Simon, a toxico logy consultant from Washing ton, D.C., who took samples from the apartment complexes in late 1989 and early 1990. Simon said his test results showed chlordane still is present in a variety of locations at the apartments. "That chlordane will be there another 20 years," he said, un less it is properly cleaned up. The toxin also remains in the body for years, experts say. Chlordane is a mixture of more than 50 chemicals pre viously used to control termites in homes. Most uses of the sub stance were prohibited by the Environmental Protection Agency in November 1987, and a full ban was enacted in April 1988. More than 300 former resi dents of the judwin Properties- managed apartments complain they are suffering a variety of ill effects, including memory loss, flu-like symptoms, irritability, rashes, fevers, headaches, dizzi ness, lack of coordination and sexual dysfunction since being exposed to chlordane in 1987. In Advance Rep. Barton to lead Mideast policy discussion The Texas A&M Student Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. today to discuss U.S. policies in the Middle East. U.S. Rep. Joe Barton will lead the program. Professor to speak on nautical archaeology The College of Liberal Arts will present its seventh annual humanities lecture at 7:30 p.m. today in 301 Rudder Tower. The speech will feature Dr. George Bass, an Texas A&M an thropology professor. Bass will speak about nautical archaeo logy. The speech will be accompanied by slides. Refreshments will be served following the lecture. ALL STRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO ? 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