The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 21, 1995, Image 12

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Page 12 • The Battalion
Tuesday • March 21,1995
Earth Day: Groups
work to gather
petition signatures
Continued from Page 1
lawmakers accountable for keeping the United
States’ environment safe and healthy.
The petition also includes an Earth Day 1995
Action Agenda, a 25-point plan of actions to con
tinue preserving
the American en
“The goal is to
get one million sig
natures on Newt
Gingrich’s desk,”
Thompson said.
“Apparently one
million signatures
is phenomenal. It’s
going to have a big
impact because it
lets Congress know
there’s a tide of
concerned people out there they aren’t aware of.”
Thompson said many students want to be pro
environment but need to be educated on some of
the issues.
“If you vote in the Brazos County, right now you
are represented by Phil Gramm, Kay Bailey
Hutchinson and Jack Fields,” Thompson said.
“Each one has an environmental rating of zero. If
you’re interested in the environment, you aren’t be
ing represented here.”
Thompson said the city of College Station has
donated the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater for an
Earth Day concert April 22. Dah-veed Garza will
be performing and students can get free tickets
from the booth in the MSC during Earth Week and
from Marooned Records.
Prison industries prove to be booming businesses
□ Officials gather in Houston for the first
annual convention on prison industries.
HOUSTON (AP) — Howard Skolnik gloats over a car
collector’s dream, a 1965 Shelby Cobra built with origi
nal parts just this year, while making his argument for
putting more prison inmates to work.
The immaculate, sparkling-blue-and-shiny-chrome
sports car has only three miles on its odometer. It’s the
only newly built ’65 Cobra in existence and car designer
Carroll Shelby will sell it for around $500,000.
It also was assembled top-to-bottom by 50 inmates
living in a prison near Las Vegas.
Skolnik, assistant director for industrial programs
for the Nevada Department of Prisons, says the car is
proof enough that felons can do more than pick cab
bage and enter data in computers. They can be trained
as fine craftsmen.
“If there is any question about quality, this should an
swer it,” Skolnik says.
Skolnik is among hundreds of prison officials from 47
states who gathered in Houston Monday and Tuesday
for what was called the first national convention on
prison industries, the Correctional Industries Associa
tion Summit ’95.
Prison industries is a $1 billion business in the Unit
ed States and Canada, according to the group. About
80,000 inmates — 8 percent of an estimated prison popu
lation of 1 million — are employed by various prison in
dustries, making everything from the 1965 Cobra on dis
play to the license plates that would go on it.
Companies generally supply prison factories with raw
materials or partially assembled products that the in
mates finish. The prisons then either sell finished goods
to state agencies or turn them back to the companies for
public sale.
Job Market: Future looks brighter for college grads
Continued from Page 1
Turner said employers are also look
ing for motivated students with good
oral and written communication skills.
The demand for bilingual workers
is also increasing.
The February 1995 issue of the
Black Collegian listed computer,
chemical, retail, sales, accounting,
banking and finance industries
among those showing the most
growth and available jobs.
The Career Center officials agreed
with these projections, but encour
aged students of all majors to actively
pursue jobs in all fields.
Turner said that many business
es, government agencies and legisla
tive bodies hire students with a va
riety of majors.
“Employers are looking for skills
and willingness to work,” Turner
said, “not a specific major.”
Dr. Glenn Payne, associate direc
tor of the Texas A&M Career Cen
ter, said preparation will make find
ing a job easier.
“Many students do not actively
pursue jobs,” he said. “Career deci
sions are put off until the last second.
Students should come into the Career
Center before their senior year so
they know what they’re facing.”
Turner said students should ac
tively pursue jobs.
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“because students are not trying.”
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forget to do their homework when it
comes to the job search because re
search is crucial.
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