The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 22, 1993, Image 10

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1 | On Routine Cleaning, I X-Rays and Exam ■ (Regularly $76, With Coupon $44) | Payment must be made at time of service I BRYAN COLLEGE STATION Jim Arents, DDS Dan Lawson, DDS I Karen Arents, DDS Paul Haines, DDS 1103 Villa Maria Roxane Mlcak, DDS 268-1407 Texas Ave. at SW Pkwy. 696-9578 CarePlus-^tit DENTAL CENTERS L — — EXP. 04-15-93 - — -j 6U S ?|S COMM® 1 * $28” s 44’ .— , lUitocais! "Finnic vision) ^ 2S . VUti A Roundl Clear plastic lenses and frames by the • hundreds included at • Open to Public [optic Oil v—[pOClJ College Station these prices. 900 Harvey Road Dr’s Rx or lens duplicated (2 biks. w. of Call 693-5358 for more details - Post Oak Mall) Sore Throat? We are looking for individuals 18 years of age or older with sore throats to participate in a 2 hour research study involving an oral rinse or spray for the relief of sore throat. Patients who complete the study successfully will be compensated $40. BioLogica Research Group, Inc. 776-0400 The Board of Regents The Texas A&M University System and The Administration Texas A&M University cordially invite you to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Monday, March 22,1993 The Battalion Page 10 Europe Club represents many at cultural display Regarding the reverse discrimination that Tracy Startwell complained about in the March 10 issue, we would like to inform Startwell about the exis tence of the 1 "Europe Club" on campus. If she did not see us at the Cultural Display during Interna tional Week with our two booths, our French Cafe and our videos on different European countries, then how many booths does she think we should get next year? Yes, all the countries she men tioned were represented in posters, books, tourist information, clothes at our display. We invite Startwell and others to come to one of our meetings Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. in Two Pesos or to our party on March 26 at which they will see the diversity of cultures and coun tries that form today's Europe. We will be glad to introduce her to her ancestor's compatriots. Antoine Monteils Graduate Student a concealed weapon. I believe 60-90 hours would be more appropriate. In addition to things like gun safety and con flict resolution, there are other skills that need to be taught. The legal issues regarding crimes and the use of force must be discussed. Weapon reten tion training is important because an individual who carries a gun - even concealed- must be pre pared for the day when someone tries to grab it from him or her. Basic arrest techniques or self defense should be taught so that an armed indi vidual making a citizen's arrest has force options other than deadly force. In addition, tests should be given to evaluate mental stability and judg ment in a crisis. The powers of an individual to make a citizen's arrest in Texas are considerable. An individual may make an arrest for any felony or theft which is committed within his view. Rather than having a group of undertrained people haphazardly car rying weapons for their security and self esteem,! propose a group of well-trained individuals with the skills and judgment necessary to protect them selves, loved ones and their property against crime with a weapon for backup if the need aris- Philipp Zeissig Class of'93 Bill should require more courses for concealed guns es. For a city struggling with crime, citizens such as these would be the next best thing to unsalaried police officers who are on call for 24 hours a day. I hope the Texas legislature has the faith and trust in their honest citizens to allow them to do just that. . . Michael Bella Class of'93 Recreational Sports Building and Natatorium Thursday, the twenty-fifth of March Nineteen hundred and ninety-three at one-thirty West Campus adjacent Olsen Field Texas A&M University Inclement weather site: G. Rollie White Coliseum .. -4-. I am writing regarding the bill before the Texas legislature that would allow citizens to carry con cealed weapons. It is my opinion that although the bill is a good idea, it should not be passed in its present form. As the concealed weapons bill is now written, citizens must pass a background check, pay a $125 fee, and take a 15 hour course on gun safety and conflict resolution in order to receive this permit. As a member of National Rifle Association, I be lieve it is important that citizens have the right to bear arms for self defense, and I believe that the presence of armed citizens is a powerful deterrent against crime. However, people must realize that carrying a concealed weapon is not something to be taken lightly. Generally, courses such as the one mentioned above are taught on about an eighth-grade level, and 15 hours simply isn't enough time to prepare most individuals for the responsibility of carrying Edilooak appearng in The Battafcon reflect the view* of the editorial board only. They do not nece*»ar<y reflect the opnons of other Battakon staff members, the Texas A&M student body, regents, admnafratton, faculty or staff. Columns, guest columns, and Mai Cal items express the opinions of the authors only. The Battalion encourages letters to the edrtor and wl prnt as many as space alows in the Mai Cal section Letters must be 300 words or less and nclude the author's name, class, and phone number. Due to space restrictions, guest cokrmns wl not be accepted unless the author contacts the opinion page for prior approval before submitting columns. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, style, end accuracy. Letters should be addressed to: The Battalion - Mai Cal 01 3 Reed McDondd /Md slop 1111 Texas A&M University Cotege Station, TX 77843 MQnfay^MprQh 22 t WM ❖ Rec Facility Hotline ....845-0737 ❖ Court Reservations ....845-2624 ❖ IM Rain Out Info ....845-2625 ❖ Outdoor Equip. Rent.... ....845-4511 ❖ Rec Sports Office ....845-7826 Exercise Classes * Informal Recreation * Intramurals * Sport Cluss * TAMU Outpoors Monday* March 22 ❖ Entries Open . ♦ Penberthy Softball Tournament ♦ Swim Meet Tuesday, March 23 ❖ Entries Close ♦ Tennis Doubles Friday. March 26 PENBERTHY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT DATES: April 23 - 25 This is a double elimination tournament! GOLF LESSONS for TAMU Students & Faculty/Staff These four session clinics are taught by Larry Godfrey, Jr., PGA certified professional golfer. Each class is limited to 15 persons.* Golf balls will be provided, but each participant must provide their own clubs. All classes will be held at the Rec Sports Golf Driving Range located west of Olsen Field. For rain-out information, please call 845-2625. The fee is only $25 for all four sessions! JEntries.Qpen Entries Close Entry Fee TODAY! Tuesday, April 20 $40 per team ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Texas A&M Students, Faculty/StafTand Spouses (with Rec ID and IM validation). Peginnerg Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Apr. 19, 21, 26, 28 Intermediates Fridays 6-7 p.m. Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16 Ad-vanced Saturdays 11 - 12 noon ■. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17 ❖ Tennis Doubles brackets Posted, 2 p.m. DIVISIONS: Men's A/B, B/C, C/D; CoRec B/C, C/D. TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING: Tournament bracket pairings may be picked up on Thursday, April 22 at 6 pm in 167 Read Building. Intermediate/Advanced Tuedays & Thursdays 11 - 12 noon Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15 Intermediate/Advanced Saturdays 11 - 12 noon Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17 Monday, March 29 Thanks to the sponsors of this tournament: * A minimum of eight people is required for the class to be held. ❖ Entries Open ♦ Archery Doubles ♦ Golf Singles ♦ Pickleball Doubles ♦ Putt-Putt Golf Doubles ♦ Wrestling Tuesday* March 30 ♦> Entries Close ♦ Swim Meet CC CREATIONS, McDONALDS and DUDLEY SOFTBALL COMPANY! Richard Jablon/REC SPORTS TAMU Outdoors Trip Open Close Date Fee backpacking Trip 3/29 4/12 4/16-13 $35/40* Windsurfing Fundamentals 3/29 4/12 4/17 $13/22" Kayak Workshop 3/29 4/12 4/17-13 $60/65 Canoe Day Trip 4/5 4/19 4/24 $25/30* Intro, to Hang Gliding 4/5 4/19 4/24-25 $75/32" Family Camping Trip 4/5 4/19 4/24-25 CALL "This price is for non-A&M affiliates. For more information on any Rec Sports program, please stop in the Rec Sports Office, 159 Read or call £345-7626. Thc OtrftKTMem of Recw/itiokw. 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