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Serving Texas A&M Since 1893’
Wednesday, September 23, 1992
Quayle visits A&M, rallies for support
Vice President Dan Quayle, on
Tuesday, compared President
George Bush and his campaign to
Aggie football, saying they both
start out behind but come on
strong to win the game in the end.
"The reason this president is
going to be re-elected is because
he has the best agenda for your
future," Quayle told a capacity
crowd at G. Rollie White Colise
um. "This president knows that to
create jobs you must lower taxes
and empower our people rather
than empowering the govern
Quayle credited Bush's strong
agenda and criticized the Democ
ratic presidential nominee Gov.
Bill Clinton's record of raising tax
es in Arkansas.
According to staff reports from
Quayle's campaign workers, Clin
ton is reported to have raised tax
es in his home state more than 100
"I don't care whether it's 128
times ... it may come out to be
121 times," Quayle said. "We
know this- Bill Clinton has al
ready promised the American
public that the first thing he's go
ing to do as president is raise your
Quayle expressed Bush's inten
tions of putting education first by
investing in people and an educa
tion system based on competition.
"A good education — a quality
education, leads to good jobs,"
Quayle said. A cornerstone of
See Quayle/Page 4
RICHARD S. JAMLS/The Battalion
Vice President Dan Quayle watches as balloons fall from the
ceiling of G. Rollie White coliseum after his campaign speech
sponsored by the A&M College Republicans.
Delegates vote to ban
Yugoslavia from U.N.
UNITED NATIONS — Delegates voted over
whelmingly Tuesday to expel Yugoslavia from the
General Assembly in a new attempt to pressure the
Belgrade government to make peace with its neigh
bors in the shattered Balkan federation.
The assembly voted 127-6 to ban Yugoslavia, now
consisting only of Serbia and Montenegro, from vot
ing and speaking in the General Assembly and its
The action was
unprecedented in its
severity, going be
yond the revocation
of South Africa's
voting rights in the
General Assembly in
The no votes
were Tanzania, Yu
goslavia, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Swazi-
land, Kenya. There were 26 abstentions. The 20 other
members did not vote.
The 15-nation Security Council already has
passed tough economic sanctions against Yugoslavia
after determining the Serbs were mostly to blame for
the bloody, 15-month-old conflict in Croatia and
Bosnia, which has left more than 20,000 dead.
The assembly rejected a last-minute appeal from
Premier Milan Panic, a Serbian-born U.S. citizen.
Panic pleaded for his government to be permitted to
remain in the family of nations, to strengthen his
hand against his hard-line Serb nationalist oppo
European diplomats did permit him to address
the 179-nation General Assembly before the vote.
"We have cooperated with the United Nations in
every way we could," said Panic. "We will continue
to do so regardless of the action you take here to
Panic formally requested U.N. membership on be
half of the new Yugoslavia.
Any readmission would have to be approved by
the Security Council,
and members such
as the United States
and Britain will in
sist that Belgrade has
complied with peace
accords before offer
ing their support.
The draft resolu
tion says Yugoslavia
"cannot continue au-
tomatically the mem
bership of the for
mer" Yugoslav state "and that it shall not participate
in the work of the General Assembly."
It requires Yugoslavia to apply for U.N. member
ship as a new nation and resolves to reconsider the
issue by year's end.
In introducing the resolution, Britain's ambas
sador, Sir David Hannay, said it was not "a punitive
measure nor one designed to undermine the peace
process." It was designed, he said, to deny Yu
goslavia's right to inherit the seat the federation held
before its breakup.
"We have cooperated with
the United Nations in every
way we could. We will
continue to do so
regardless of the action you
take here today."
-Premier Milan Panic
Crime awareness to increase
University officials to post information, statistics in residence halls
To ensure Texas A&M students
are aware of campus crime, infor
mation on safety programs, crime
statistics and criminal composite
sketches will be posted in desig
nated areas of residence halls next
"Our philosophy is to be very
open, and we have a good rela
tionship with University Police,"
said Tom Murray, associate direc
tor of residence life, "When they
have a program to push, we try to
help them."
Questions on how well crime
information was distributed arose
in June when composite sketches
of an alleged rapist were removed
from residence halls. Controversy
heightened when an A&M official
initially said the sketches were re
moved to avoid bad publicity.
Ron Sasse, director of student
affairs, said the sketches were re
moved accidentally as a part of
"spring cleaning."
The sketches were returned 12
days later following the victim's
request. University officials said
they were waiting for copies of
the composite from College Sta
tion and University Police depart
ments — both departments said
they received no such request.
"From the beginning, there was
never an effort to cover-up any
thing," Sasse said.
"It was more of a communica
tion difficulty," Sasse said.
I think we'll be more aware.
I'm glad we had those questions
raised. It has made us more tuned
in. We want to be responsive, and
we want students to be in
Murray is responsible for coor
dinating the placement of criminal
information in all residence halls.
He said any information the po
lice considers important will be
"Basically, we'll post whatever
they want us to," Murray said.
"Those things (crime information)
come from police so we should do
a good job at putting them up."
Murray said he is examining
each hall to decide where crime
information should be posted.
"We would like to find a bul
letin board in every hall," Murray
said. "So right now we're trying
to assess how many are being
used and would we need a whole
Residence hall directors will
check the bulletin boards to make
sure important information re
mains posted, but Murray said
protecting the information is diffi
"Our boards can take a beating
as far as people ripping things
down," he said. "If there is criti
cal information missing, they (res
idence hall directors) need to let
us know."
Sasse said students often fol
low their own agenda and tear
down information they don't
agree with.
"The battle is convincing
everyone this is important," he
Ags must fire up Texans, commissioner says
City Editor of THE BATTALION .
Texas Agriculture Commis
sioner, Rick Perry, Class of '72,
said Quayle's trip to A&M's tradi
tionally conservative campus yes
terday could be considered
"preaching to
the choir," but
the purpose
was to rally
the Texas Re-
"He (Quayle) is sending these
young men and women on a mis
sion for the next 45 days," Perry
According to Perry, that mis
sion is to go do the work for Bush
and get the things done that need
to be done. He said Republicans
need to go out and fire up voters,
because people across the state.
and across the nation, are fed up
with politicians.
Perry said incidences, such as
Lena Guerrero lying about her
academic record and the ongoing
squabble between Republicans
and Democrats over draft-dodg
ing accusations, have led voters
"Aggies understand what it's like to be down
and Aggies understand how to win."
-Rick Perry, Texas agriculture commissioner
into a state of apathy regarding
"My memory fails me some
times, but I didn't forget I haven't
Perry, a former Yell Leader, ex
perienced a little confusion when
he announced the Head Yell
Leader as Adin Pfeuffer, instead
of Tim Isgitt.
"They didn't let me be Head
Yell Leader either," Perry said to
Perry said the students at
A&M understand spirit and de
termination, and that Quayle's
main focus was to send the stu
dents out with a spirit of exuber-
ance and en
know, we've
been behind
in all of our
games and we've come on in the
end of those games and we
turned it around, and outscored
'em and won the game," he said.
"Aggies understand what it's
like to be down and Aggies un
derstand how to win.
"We're gonna go out there and
make a real impact on this elec
Volunteers stifled free
speech, protesters say
RICHARD S. JAMES/Thc Battnlivn
Protesters hold a sign outside G. Rollie White Coliseum after they were removed from the building
during Vice President Dan Quayle’s speech Tuesday afternoon. Bush/Quayle supporters tried to
block the sign by standing in front of it. The sign read “The only thing worse than an ignorant
Republican is Dan Quayie.”
a lthough officials said the crowd attend
ing Vice President Dan Quayle’s cam
paign appearance Tuesday at G. Rollie
White Coliseum was well-behaved, some Texas
A&M students feel their First Amendment rights
were violated by some rally volunteers.
Mike Castillo, vice president of Aggie Democ
rats, said the intimidating atmosphere stifled free
speech. Castillo said Republican volunteers con
fiscated and destroyed any signs not approved by
the A&M College Republicans to prevent any dis
"They have their signs, why can't we have
ours?" he said. "I was afraid to stand up and say
what I wanted without having them escort me
University Police Director Bob Wiatt said the
signs were confiscated by volunteer workers, not
security forces. He said the Secret Service does not
try to prohibit signs with a different point of view,
but is instead concerned with materials used to
make signs.
Signs held by a wooden stick are forbidden be
cause they pose a security threat.
"It's a public rally," Wiatt said. "The ground
rules were made by the College Republicans."
Wiatt said there were only minor disturbances
and security personnel made no arrests before or
during the rally. He said the vice president's staff
complimented him on the crowd's behavior.
"It was a well-behaved crowd," Wiatt said.
"Everyone was extremely laudatory toward the
A&M student body."
Aggie Democrats President Pat Gendron said
he was disappointed in the event because Quayle
did not address any campaign issues, turning the
whole thing into a "pep rally." He said Bush-
Quay le supporters stifled any dissent.
"That's our vice president, too," Gendron said.
"We have a right to express ourselves to him."
During the middle of Quavle's speech, people
with air horns drowned out a* small group of pro
testers in the back row that was chanting and
holding a 20-foot long banner.
Republican volunteers tried to take the sign
away, but the group refused to give up the banner
and instead left the coliseum.
The group held up their sign, which read, "The
only thing worse than an ignorant Republican is
Dan Quayle," across the street from the coliseum
after the rally.
One of the protesters holding the banner, Sala
Senkayi, said volunteer workers in the coliseum
immediately attempted to confiscate the sign.
"Instead of asking us for it, they just started
grabbing," Senkayi said.
After the rally, Clinton and Bush supporters
faced off on either side of the street in front of G.
Rollie as each side traded chants such as "Four
more years" and "The time for change is now."
The confrontation turned physical as Bush sup
porters walked across the street and snatched Clin-
ton/Gore signs from Democratic advocates and
See Protest/Page 4
Senate OKs regulation of cable TV
voted 74-25 on Tuesday to regu
late cable television, sending a bill
to the White House that responds
to consumer complaints about
rapid price increases by cable op
President Bush says he'll veto it
because it puts "burdensome"
regulations on the industry that
would hurt consumers.
The measure requires the Fed
eral Communications Commis
sion to determine reasonable rates
for minimal cable service and re
strict costs on the equipment con
sumers need to operate cable tele
vision, like remote control de
It also contains provisions de
signed to enhance competition in
local communities between exist
ing cable companies and others
that could provide a similar kind
of expanded television program
Tne strength of the vote shows
the Senate can do its part to make
the bill law despite the president.
Voting for the legislation were
50 Democrats and 24 Republicans.
Seven Democrats and 18 Republi
cans voted against it.
Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., one
of the bill's sponsors, said he
hoped Bush would not veto the
"There are a number of Repub
lican senators who would like to
support the president, but have a
record supporting this. It's very
hard to ask them to go back and
change positions," Danforth said.
He said some change in circum
stances would be necessary to jus
tify sustaining a veto.
The House approved the bill
280-128 last Thursday and sup
porters there were confident they
also could muster the necessary
votes to override a veto.
A two-thirds majority of those
voting is needed in each chamber
to enact a law against a presi
dent's wishes. That's 289 votes in
the House if all 433 representa
tives vote and 67 in the 100-mem
ber Senate.