The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 03, 1992, Image 2

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The Battalion Campus Monday, August 3,1992 Got your goat! SANDRA M. ALVARADO/The Battalion Todd Prewitt, a sophomore business major, takes Bock, his and his brother’s pet, for a walk. Bock is a pygmy goat named after Shiner Bock beer. They have had Bock for seven months. Co-dependents must emotionally distance themselves to aid addict By William Wilson A.P. Beutel Health Center Have you ever had a roommate who would not study without your constant prodding? Does your spouse consume all of the sweets you buy as soon as you get them into the house? When was the last time you called in sick for someone who was actually hung-over or still drunk? Do any of these sound like situ ations you, or someone you know, have been in? Then just maybe you are a co-dependent. That is, (according to Melody Beattie) "a person who has let someone else's behavior affect him or her and is obsessed with controlling other people's behavior." Obsessed with controlling oth er people's behavior may be a strong way to describe the feeling of control that you are seeking, but there is no denying the at tempt at control. In addition, when you constantly give to oth ers, it is easy to forget how to re ceive. Through this constant giv ing, you facilitate the problem and neglect yourself. The problem is called addiction, the loss of con trol over an activity or use of a substance. So what does all of this mean? Well, it means that as long as you are co-dependent, neither you nor the individual you are co-depen dent on will begin to get better. You will continue to feel used and he/she will continue with the "addiction." The big issue of co-dependen cy is the tendency to try to take control of everything except one's own life. What is needed is to re alize the need to be self-sufficient: each person is responsible for his/her own happiness. You can only solve your own problems, not anyone else's. Therefore, you must become detached. That does not mean not caring, but learning to love and care without sacrific ing yourself. This emotional distancing, not basing your happiness on the ad dict's, will help the addict take control of his/her own life. Once one does take control of his/her own life, the person is on the road to recovery. The next step, and often the most difficult, is to stop trying to control the addict's life. This is difficult because for so long the only way that the co-dependent could get the addict to do any thing was through manipulation, whining, and nagging. However, what you need to understand is that it is not your responsibility to take care of the addict; you are not responsible for the addict's well-being. By at tempting to be responsible, you are actually making it easier for the addict to remain addicted. Bryan's drinking water gains federal approval E Residents claim tapwater quality, EPA guidelines all wel Juli Phillips The Battalion Bryan's drinking water has received the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency, but resi dents disagree over whether the approval holds wa ter. "This validates what we've been saying all along," said Water Services Division Manager Michael Collins in a press release. "Bryan has very good, clean drinking water and the city will continue working to make sure it stays that way." However, one Bryan resident dismissed the feder al approval. "When the EPA says the water is okay, they are saying, 'Well, you can drink it and you won't die,"' said Bryan resident Andrew Tomczeszyn. "They are not saying that the water tastes good or that it's par ticularly good for you." Tomczeszyn said he resents that he feels the need to spend money on bottled water in a city the size of Bryan. Other Bryan residents said the water is not really bad, it just takes some time to adjust to it. "It's drinkable," said Bryan resident Owen Cm "The water really isn't bad, it just takes a whileto] used to the taste." Another Bryan resident originally from Oklalio; agreed with him. "Compared to Oklahoma City, the water hsrt terrible," she said. "But that's because it is soft after you get used to it, it's really not all that bad. Sixty homes were randomly tested overall month period, according to EPA guidelines. Thela and copper content in the water was found to be within the acceptable range. Of the homes tested, the guidelines state, 90ji cent of them must not have water that exceeds milligrams per liter of lead and 1.3 mg/L of coppe According to an official release by the citj Bryan, none of the 60 tested homes exceeded tk limits. Lead enters the household's water through corrosion of the plumbing, Collins said in a releaj statement. The city plans to hold another period of test: this fall. University Press one of best in Southwest, director says Julie Chelkowski The Battalion Hidden away in a corner of Texas A&M's 5,142 acre campus sits another pride of Aggieland that goes unnoticed by many stu dents and faculty — the Texas A&M University Press. To some, it may seem a menial or unnecessary contribution to the University, but University Press Director John Stetter said the school needs it. "A university press is very im portant in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge, but here, it's a cause," Stetter said. All major universities that fo cus on dissemination and ad vancement of knowledge through publishing will have a university press, Stetter said. Currently, there are 100 university press de partments nationwide. A&M's press was established in 1974 by Frank Wardlaw, who also founded the press at the Uni versity of Texas in 1955. Stetter said that Wardlaw designed the press to focus on Texas history and culture. This focus, Stetter said, has made A&M's press one of the number one publishers of books concerning Texas history in the Greater Southwest region. The press also publishes topics on women's studies, nature and natural history, economics, mili tary history and other general top ics. Gayla Christiansen, marketing manager of the press, said the press recently published a $60 book on the life of O'Neil Ford, a major American architect and a major proponent of regional archi tect. The book sold over 1,000 copies in the first month on the market. The press, that does almost everything but print the books, will publish manuscripts for any one if the press has the finances to do so and if the book passes re views by a faculty committee and an external reviewer, Christiansen said. In addition to publishing, University Press is alhajor distri: utor for six other presses in Tex; Rice University, Southei Methodist University, Univen of Texas at El Paso, Texas Git ian University, University North Texas and the Texas Sti History Association. Distribution is a "very irum ing" program that benefits the smaller presses that only publi five to 15 books a year, Stetl said. Distribution includes stori) books, dealing with wholesafe processing orders, and markefc for the other presses. "It's a lot less expensive^ them (the schools) to do businei with us, because they don't hai to have seven different accounts he said. "It's just good business The A&M press publishes3ll! 35 books each year and distribute 50. It takes one year from the tin a book is submitted to the time appears in print. The Batt Chica accep W hy cor What’s U See Health tips/Page 6 —i MONDAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: General discus sion from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the Center for Drug Prevention at 845-0280 for meeting location or for more information. TUESDAY INLINE SKATE CLUB: We welcome all individ uals with inline skates to come and participate in a skating seminar at Research Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All novices and experts are invited. For more information call Randy Paterno at 847- 1431. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: General discus sion from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the Cen ter for Drug Prevention at 845-0280 for meeting location or for more information. TAMU WOMEN’S RUGBY: Rugby practice at the Rugby Field next to the Polo Fields from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome. No experience necessary. For more information call Danielle at 846-2746 or Thu at 260-9109. Items for What’s Up should be submitted to The Battalion, 016 Reed McDonald, no later than three business days before the desired run date. \A/e only publish the name and phone number of the contact if you ask us to do so. What’s Up is a Battalion service which lists non profit events and activities. Submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no guarantee an entry will run. If you have questions, call the newsroom at 845-3316. sense, a voc; It's a fact And this tin from (Yupp: Chicago Cu The only Vincent's or League is th decades too Cincinnati i rates, Mets i that divisioi as the best i spoken riva and the Ast ing the Whi years becau tween the t out in a mo The new ble. Therei The Cub far as to gel vent the re: reason beir west coast viewers on WGN. If you h Heart Bleei safe to say Ted Turne over twent been playi: sional roac time zones If any te was Turne ficed coun casts that c California There a ficials aroi shedding: The Astro have been west since only Cinci next year. Oh by also been divisional and Wash cast on W Cubs. . Genen the rest oi been tryii smoke sci tion of oh Phillies, team has that will l Beside weep a: with th share a the Bra oped d Whe the ma wants 1 which which into thi transac lineup there v viewers The Battalion TODD STONE, Editor-in-Chief MACK HARRISON, Opinion Editor GARY CARROLL, City Editor JAYME BLASCHKE, Lifestyles Editor MARK EVANS, Asst. City Editor MEREDITH HARRISON, News editor J. DOUGLAS FOSTER, Sports Editor HEIDI SAUER, News Editor ROBERT REED, Photo Editor Staff Members Reporters — Robin Roach, Chris Carroll, Robin Goodpaster, Juli Phillips, Christi Ray, Tanya Williams, Julie Chelkowski, Susan Westmoreland, Ursula Simms, and Erin Bradley. Copy editors — Kyle Burnett, Kenneth McWatters, Ali Steere, David Thomas and Lauri Reysa. Photographers — Darrin Hill, Sandra Alvarado, Nick Pena, Michael Marshall, and Huy Nguyen. Lifestyles writers — Anas Ben-Musa, Tricia Martinez and Kim McGuire. Sports writers— Michael Plumerand Don Norwood. Columnists — Anthony LoBaido, Stacy Feducia, John Deshazo, and Paul Greco. Assistant to the Editor - Darra Dees Editorial Cartoonist - William Harrison Graphic Artist — Jennifer Maxwell Clerks — Allison Lewis, Shelley Rowton and Carrie Miura. The Battalion (USPS 045-360) is published daily, Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and Monday through Thursday during the summer session (except university holidays and exam periods), at Texas A&M University. Second class postage paid at College Station, TX 77840. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Battalion, 230 Reed McDonald Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840. News: The Battalion news department is managed by students at Texas A&M University in the Division of Student Publications, a unit of the Department of Journalism. Editorial offices are in 013 Reed McDonald Building. Newsroom phone number is 845-3316. Fax: 845-2647. Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the editorial board or the contributor and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Texas A&M student body, administration, faculty or staff. Advertising: For campus, local and national display advertising, call 845-2696. For classified advertising, call 845-0569. Advertising offices are in 015 Reed McDonald and office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fax: 845-5408. Subscriptions: Mail subscriptions are $20 per semester, $40 per school year and $50 per full year. To charge by VISA or MasterCard, call 845-2611. Study in ITALY!?! YOU CAN STUDY ABROAD THIS SPRING WITH TAMU You could be studying in Italy, a Renaissance Paradise. 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