The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 14, 1992, Image 1

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Residents struggled to piece their paradise back together, while vacationers waited to leave. Crews worked round-the-clock ,to restore power and telephone service wiped out Friday when Hurricane Iniki covered the lush, scenic, 30-mile-wide island with 130 mph sustained wind and gusts to 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane to hit Hawaii this century. "I don't know how we're ever going to get back to normal. I just don't know where to start,'' said Kathy Cabral of Kalaheo, whose home was extensively damaged. "We're just glad to be alive to day," said Jan Powell of Fairfax, Calif., who was vacationing with her husband in Koloa, on the is land's west side, which appeared to be hit hardest. The Powells were staying in an elementary school-turned-shelter. “Guess we'll be staying a while," Powell said. The hurricane was blamed for at least three deaths, including one on Oahu, and 98 injuries. At least 8,000 of Kauai's 51,000 resi dents were left homeless, said Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman Bob Blair. The wind reduced some build ings to splinters and tore the up per floors off others. An entire block was wiped out near Lihue, on the island's most heavily de veloped, eastern shore. Yachts were piled atop each other in Port Allen harbor. Palm fronds, shin gles and other debris clogged roads. President Bush said Sunday he was told that 30 percent of the is land's buildings were destroyed and preliminary damage esti mates reached $1 billion. Bush de clared much of the state a federal disaster area. "Our hearts go out to the peo ple of Hawaii and we pledge to stand by them in support at this hour of need," Bush said in Mary land before leaving for a West Coast campaign trip. Bush, who visited Florida and Louisiana after Hurricane Andrew last month, said he has "no plans right now" to visit Hawaii. The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was criticized for slow re sponse to Hurricane Andrew, ar rived at Kauai on Sunday. Wallace Stickney was joined by Patricia Sakai, chief of the U.S. Small Busi ness Administration and a Repub lican former congresswoman from Hawaii. About 300 Hawaii Army Na tional Guard troops also landed Sunday on Kauai. Ten military C- 130 cargo planes mounted a 24- hour airlift to bring in food, portable kitchens, medical sup plies, communications equipment and other relief. Class of '77 endows $3,500 for renovation of Fish Pond BY MONIQUE LUNSFORD Rpf’orter of THE BATTALION Aggie spirit was alive in the hearts of the Class of 1977 Saturday as they returned to the campus for some unfinished business: the rededication of the Fish Pond. In honor of its 15th reunion, the Class of '77 has established an endowment worth $3500 that will be used to renovate the Fish Pond, and ensure that it is "preserved and protected for future generations of Aggies." The Fish Pond, which is located across the street from Sbisa Dining Hall, was first rededicated by the Class of'77 in 1975. Although students have been walking past this pond for decades, few may realize the enormous sig nificance it has had since 1938, the year it was first dedicated. The pond was built originally as a gift to the Agri cultural and Mechanical College of Texas and was then marked a memorial by the Class of '38 in honor of Aggies who died in World War II. For more than 50 years, the Fish Pond has become the dumping pool for A&M yell leaders following home football victories. According to Phil Petta, a 1977 class member from Portland, Oregon, the Fish Pond is more than a sym bol of Aggie Spirit. It is a fountain of remembrance. "We used to throw the yell leaders in it when I was a freshman, so it brings back lots of fine memo ries because of that," he said. "And it was dedicated to the men that died in World War II, so that makes it quite meaningful, a typical Aggie tradition." Under sunny skies and a cool breeze, about 30 members of the Class of '77, along with President Mobley and a few honorary members of the Class of '38, gathered beside the Fish Pond in a ceremony honoring the rededication. During the ceremony President Mobley cut the dedication ribbon, as the waters of the fountain si multaneously spurted out. In keeping with Aggie spirit, both current yell leaders and those from the Class of '77 led the group in a yell practice at the climax of the ceremony. "This truly is a historic place," Mobley said. "An important place, and an awful lot of good things have happened, including celebration of victory. It (Fish Pond) symbolizes all the best of Texas A&M over many years, and it's going to project well into the future." Shining Path leader captured; could be turning point for Peru THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LIMA, Peru — The govern ment said Sunday it captured the mastermind of one of the world's most fanatical guerrilla move ments, and the seizure could be a turning point in Peru's fight to crush the relentless Maoist insur gency. Political leaders and terrorism experts said the arrest of Abimael Guzman was the hardest strike yet against the Shining Path. But they also said it would not end the rebellion — and could even lead to more violence because of AbimaeTs fanatical following. Guzman, 57, a former philoso phy professor known as "Presi dent Gonzalo," and seven others were captured in a raid late Sat urday in the Lima suburb of Sur- co, police said. The Interior Ministry said the group was taken by surprise without gunfire, and that other key Shining Path leaders were among those arrested. The elusive Guzman went un derground in 1978 and had not keen seen in public since. El Comercio, Peru's leading daily, said Guzman was writing and did not resist when anti-ter rorist police broke into the house where he was hiding. Anony mous witnesses interviewed by Channel 5 television said they saw Guzman, heavyset with a graying beard, being hustled away. The capture comes less than three months after the arrest of Victor Polay, leader of the pro- Cuban Tupac Amaru Revolution ary Movement, the smaller of Peru's two main rebel groups, which took up arms in 1984. Gore questions Bush's commitment to values THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio - De mocrat AI Gore, seeking to fire up party workers in a battle ground state, said Saturday that Presi dent Bush's reluctance to sign a fami ly leave bill proves hel pays only Gore lip service to family values. “It just goes to show you that you really cannot always trust what they say," Gore told a state Democratic Party con vention." All you can do is read his lip service to family values. He doesn't really mean it." The family leave bill has been a favorite theme with Gore since last week when the House approved the measure and sent it to the president's desk despite indications that it faces a veto there. The bill would require 12 weeks of unpaid leave for workers in businesses with 50 employees or more who have a medical emergency, including the birth of child, adoption of r ewbom or a serious illness. The Democratic vice presi dential candidate also attacked Bush's newly unveiled econom ic plan, largely a repackaging of longstanding administration proposals. Karl A. Stolleis/The Battalion Members of the 12th Man team, Brandon Reinarz (left) and Steve Guzzetta, join 58,926 fans in celebrating Texas A&M's victory Saturday over Tulsa, 19-9, in Kyle Field. It was the home opener for the Aggies, who are the fifth-ranked team in the nation. □ See Sports coverage on Page 5. 'Monument of patriotism' Corps center for recruiting, information officially open By JULIE CHELKOWSKI Reporter of THE BATTALION The doors of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets' offi cial information and recruiting center formally opened Sunday with a warm welcome from more than 1,000 Aggies. The opening of the the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center was described as "a new era" by President William Mobley. "It's a monument of patriotism and a place that will help recruit new members and sample what it really means to be a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M," Mobley said. The center was named after Dr. Sam Houston Sanders, Class of '22, who was a member of the 1922 Dixie Classic football team, an All Southwest Con ference halfback, a three-time track letterman and a Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus in 1970. Sanders donated half a million dollars to the con struction of the ceiiter before he died in March 1991. Center Director, Lt. Col. Buck Henderson, said the center functions as a recruiting tool, a place for cadet leaders' offices and a place to store archives. The center will focus on three major themes: Corps history, the present day Corps and the future of the Corps. "We thought it was very important that we have a place to showcase the Corps," he said. The idea for the center was proposed in Spring 1988 by Gen. Thomas Darling during a Corps Devel opment meeting. Pledges totaling $250,000 were then donated by four former students to make the proposal a reality. The center is unique because it is one of three buildings on campus that is not state funded. The Albritton Tower and the Clayton Williams Alumni Center were also built with private funds. Currently, Henderson said, the center is "in the black," but they are in the process of raising funds to continue operating the building and paying employ ees. He said one of the easiest ways to get involved with contributing to the center is by buying a brick that is placed with the donors name on it in front of the center. Anyone, regardless of their affiliation with A&M, can purchase a brick which costs $100 for students and $250 for non-students. The center will do more than serve the Corps, Henderson said. It will be used for tutoring and aca demic assistance, and meeting rooms can be re served for any group on campus. See Corps/Page 10 HUD to give $731,000 to CS, Gramm says By GARY P. CARROLL City Editor of THE BATTALION U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, an nounced Friday College Station would re ceive $731,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help fund the Community Development Pro gram. "My strong commitment is to assure a fair return to Texas taxpayers on the money we pay in federal taxes," Gramm said. The Community Development Block Grant Program was developed to fund ef forts to rejuvenate run-down areas and help low income residents with affordable housing. Money given to communities comes from a general fund allotted by the U.S. De partment of Housing and Urban Develop ment. The funds can only be used for projects that help better living standards for com munity residents and enhance community appearance. "I am pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making this assis tance available to benefit College Sta tion residents," Gramm said. According to Jo Carroll, Administrator of Community De velopment for College Station, the money allocated to the city is allotteM to communi ties for three specific reasons: to benefit low to moderate income families, to elimi nate slums and neighborhood blight, and to meet emergency needs. "No less than 70 percent is to be spent to moderate- V on low- income families," Carroll said. The money will be used to fund activi ties such as emer gency repairs of di lapidated structures that are unsafe to the occupants, to provide supplies to home- owners to do their own repairs with and to enforce building codes. "The money will also fund an optional relocation program," Carroll said. "My strong commitment is to assure a fair return to Texas taxpayers on the money we pay in federal taxes." -Phil Gramm If a house is too unsafe for the residents, and it would be too expensive to repair the house, the optional relocation assistance program will find housing for residents while their house is tom down and rebuilt. The city also will use some of the money to participate with Texas A&M in The Big Event, a community clean-up project held each spring. Some money from the H.U.D. grant will be spent improving roads in College Sta tion as well. Sometime around the first part of 1993, work will begin on College Main in the Northgate area and Eleanor Street in the Southgate. The city of College Station will receive the money Oct. 1.