The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 24, 1992, Image 1

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TheSociMeon General von a seconMntonia Novel la, who Mon- lay renewed I Ter call to drop luch ads. I "It is no co incidence that Ijports suc h as boating, swimming, wtn h^e J kiin S' surfin g' car racing and "^“Miountain climbing — which have hnf a 3 tron g to alcohol-related in juries — are the very activities Mlamorized in alcohol beveraee WernahvaW 6 rs sa Antonia Noveilo ads and promotions," she said. The ads also send the wrong message to the young, the surgeon general said at a national confer ence on alcohol abuse prevention. "I have asked them to stop us ing any ads that lead our youth to think they can ski, swim, scuba dive or race cars better if they drink," she said. "In short, we are doing every thing we can to change the way Americans think and act with re gard to the use and misuse of alco hol," she said. This is the second time in two weeks Noveilo has attacked ad vertising she believes entices the young to engage in behavior that will hurt them. Earlier this month, she and the American Medical Association asked RJR Nabisco to withdraw Camel cigarette advertising fea turing "Old Joe," the suave car toon camel used to promote the brand. And this isn't the first time she's criticized alcohol advertis ing. In December she met with exec utives of the country's leading beer, wine and distilled spirits companies to complain about un derage drinking. Afterward, they issued a state ment saying the meeting "took place in a spirit of mutual concern and cooperation." The advertising didn't change. Noveilo said that people who drink too much have accidents: They fall, get shot or drown. They also can get violent, she said. B-CS residents favor prison Proposed facility to create 810 jobs in local community By Alysia Woods The Battalion An overwhelming majority of Bryan-College Station residents at a meeting Monday night said they are in favor of building a state prison in Bryan. In an effort to answer ques tions that local citizens might have concerning the proposed prison, the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corpo ration — which initiated the pro posal over a year ago — invited the public to the Brazos Center to voice their concerns. If Bryan is selected for the new prison site, it would create 810 jobs in the area and an antici pated 217 "spin off" jobs. Con struction is estimated at $80 mil lion with an annual payroll of $17 million. The proposed site for the 720,000 square-foot facility is the Bryan Business Park at the inter section of FM 2818 and Sandy Point Road. The Texas Depart ment of Criminal Justice will se lect the site for the prison April 10 from among 47 Texas cities. The prison will be built in 1996 or 1997. Politicians present at the hear ing who favor Bryan's proposal included state Sen. Jim Turner, state Rep. Steve Ogden, Bryan Mayor Marvin Tate and College Station Mayor Larry Ringer. In the hearing, Tate outlined the importance of the 25,000 bed prison. "It's unfortunate that we need to build more prisons," Tate said. "But by building the prison, we can meet the needs of Brazos County citizens." Sen. Turner said crime in Texas is expected to increase and a prison would help solve over crowding problems. "There is no reason to fear a prison," Turner said. "Texas must have additional prisons." Citizens who came to the hearing were asked at the door See Prison/Page 9 products > soft d ited coffee) e a caffes a prescrij ; the drug decrease! liveness ol ur physid sicians us ients abotf end modal facts in mi :e. Tapes provide no evidence in plane crash Death toll climbs to 26; rescuers search for last missing passenger NEW YORK (AP) - A quick evaluation of the cockpit voice recorder yielded no clues on the crash of a USAir jetliner at La Guardia Airport, a federal official said Monday. At least 26 people were killed. John Lauber, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference Monday evening that investiga tors had listened to the recorder, one of two retrieved Monday from the wreckage of Flight 405. "At this point there's nothing that leaps out based on that very quick listen," Lauber said of the initial review of the voice recorder. He said officials were trying to learn whether ice had built up on the plane's wings before Sunday night's crash. It had been de-iced twice, the last time about 30 minutes before it took off in a snowstorm Sunday night. Twenty-four of the 51 people aboard the plane were injured. The body of the last of those killed was pulled from the wreck age by divers late Monday, said Sgt. Mary Wrensen, a police spokeswoman. Rescuers on Monday braved smoldering fire, rising tide and falling snow, but found only bod ies — some still strapped in the seats. The survivors had waded ashore. As the grim collection wound down, it appeared luck was all that separated the dead from the 24 injured survivors of Flight 405. One passenger was missing. "I was amazed so many people survived," said Fire Capt. John Kurtz. "There were bodies burnt to a crisp and bodies cut in half, and then there were people walk ing around." The survivors suffered injuries ranging from minor to severe burns in Sunday night's crash. Survivors included Richard Lawson, who plays Lucas Barnes on the television soap "All My Children." He escaped from a See Plane/Page12 Walk State Bar streamlines fesday, grievance processes by 1 gnt ition t *IU r spouse ate, the)’ asea ID and lidation »ITES ISA C. RocEii' 3ING, By Reagon Clamon The Battalion A change in the way the State Bar of Texas handles grievances against lawyers may make the process quicker and more person al says a local attorney. The new rules require a manda tory hearing within a certain time period for all complaints sent to the State Bar. Chris Kling, a former chairman of the local State Bar grievance committee, feels the changes were needed. "Anything that will speed up the process is a good thing," Kling said. "Grievances and complaints tended to drag on for a long, long time." The new rules were adopted by a statewide vote from Texas lawyers in fall 1990 and will go into effect Mayl. Presently, the State Bar decides which cases will receive a hearing, and there is no limit on how long a grievance can be drawn out. Kling said the mandatory hear ings would lift the veil of secrecy that many people perceive in the workings of the State Bar's grievance process. "There used to be two levels of complaints," he said. "One was called inquiry, and those were complaints from the client to the grievance committee that, in the opinion of the committee, did not rise to the level of a violation of the code." Kling said these complaints, which included neglect or failure to communicate with clients, were handled on an informal basis. If the committee didn't feel the com plaint deserved a hearing, then the case was dropped. "I think that proceeding left some people with the idea that it was being handled in secret and that they didn't have a fair repre sentation of their side of the situa tion," Kling said. The new mandatory hearing rule will have the most drastic ef fect on the grievance system, Steve Young, the first assistant to Gener al Council of the State Bar of See Rules/Page 12 Write Idea Writing Center offers free consultation. By Sharon Gilmore The Battalion Students can get help on any thing from class work to re sumes, from speeches to disserta tions at the Writing Center. The center, located on the sec ond floor of the Blocker Building, offers resources, free writing con sultation and tutoring to help students improve their work. Students are not required to be enrolled in an English course to use the center, said Kay Wal ter, a co-director of the facility. Students who come to the center are not necessarily having a lot of problems in their classes, she said. "A lot of students come in be cause they may have a brilliant idea about an essay," she said. "Our underlying ideal is to make tutoring independent writers." Gary Floden, co-director of the program, said papers that students bring in are not just scanned over. "We don't simply pick out all the wrong things," said Floden, a Ph.D. student in literature. Instead, students are taught when to use certain grammar so they can do it themselves, he said. One student said she has used the center since she was a fresh man. Kelly Kutac, a sophomore education major, said she has raised several grades to A's with work and help from the center. "It is a really good program, and it can help you a lot with your papers," Kutac said. Valerie Balester, assistant pro fessor of English, tutors and ad vises graduate students working at the center. Balester, who also Molly Mukherjee, right, instructs Elizabeth Ulvestad in a writing lab. teaches the graduate course that trains writing instructors, said the center will operate only dur ing the first summer session be cause of budget concerns. "We won't be able to stay open for second session because of funds," Balester said. "The center just doesn't have the mon ey." For the future, Balester said she hopes to start writing groups from different classes that will meet on a regular bases in order to become better writers. "It helps everybody to have their work read," she said. The center is open to students five days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can go by the center in room 249 Blocker and reserve a time on the sign-up sheet located in the hallway.