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WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13,1993 THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS f*m* . •——" — «»« IW^I^IHTIVJ, 1/v.i^jpcK ij, 1993 iJriii CjALVESTQN DAILY NEWS 15-A ™ntonadministration stressing Haitian mission is not about combat MB ^ i. "* "* ' I ~ .. ^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^i • Of • / / : * ~~" ••• Associated Press ^i..j- ,, ^ , . . . __ . Haitians watch as the USS Harlan County prepares to pull out Into International waters Tuesday In Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of army-backed Associated Press WASHINGTON - The confrontation in Haiti over the entry of U.S. and Canadian noncombat troops has obscured the reason for the UN-sanctioned mission: to help Haiti's return to democratic rule — but not at the cost of combat. The Clinton administration took pains Tuesday to stress that, unlike the increasingly unpopular U.S. effort m Somalia where 31 American soldiers have been killed, the Haiti mission is not supposed to involve any fighting. This is very different than what we have been involved in in Somalia, very different," President Ulmton said. "This is not a peacekeeping mission. It certainly is not a peacemaking mission," Kathleen deLaski, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, told reporters earlier it may turn out to be no mission at all. After Clinton's senior national security advisers met at the White House, the Pentagon announced that oiofrf ndi "e the USS Harlan County, with about ^J.y u.b. and Canadian noncombat forces aboard out of Haitian waters. The ship had been stopped from docking at a Haitian port on Monday. When the Harlan County had arrived off Port-au- Pnnce, 25 to 50 civilians drove away U.S. diplomats waiting to greet the troops, beat up merchants in a IM S r market and fired i^s through the capital. This is one of those situations where they've asked GC regents to mull tax abatement issue GALVESTON—Galveston College regents tonight will consider a tax abatement for a proposed automated bagging and bag handling terminal at the port of Galveston. ABT Management Corp. is asking the college for a nine-year tax abatement. The college board will decide on the request and may appoint a new regent to fill a vacancy during its regular board meeting. The board meets at 7:30 p.m at Moody Hall, 4015 Ave. Q. ABT already has received an abatement from the city of Galveston, the Galveston Independent School District and Galveston County. Last month, regents expressed their support for the request but added they would have to change their policy. The college now can abate taxes for seven years. But the college's policy must coincide with the city's, and the city recently agreed to abate taxes for nine years. Dr. Marc Nigliazzo, college president, said the regents are expected to change the policy from seven to nine years and grant the approval. "We can only do what the city does in terms of abatement," Nigliazzo said. Students including about 600 Americans, to enter Haiti and help establish a more formal division of responsibilities between the military and the police as part of an effort at rebuilding democracy. The troops were to be equipped with trucks, road graders and bulldozers, instead of tanks, artillery and missiles. Their only armaments are side arms to be used in self defense. Among the planned U.S. troops were about 100 military trainers who would give instruction in basic professional military values such as discipline, respect for the chain of command and care and responsibility for subordinates. These U.S. forces would include Army civil affairs and special forces units. Also assigned to the U.S. task force were about 350 logistics and support troops, including medical specialists to treat not only the U.N. forces but also to set up inoculation centers for Haitians. The mission also was to include a lot of construction work, starting with a landing team of Navy Seabees and Marine construction engineers to establish a base camp at Port-au-Prince for the rest of the American and U.N. contingent. Other construction projects were to include the building of medical facilities and schools. The engineering work would include repairing roads, sewers and water treatment plants that have been damaged or fallen into disrepair since Haitian President Jean- Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a military coup in All the projects were conceived as part of a U.N.-brokered plan, signed July 3, to return Aristide to DOW- er. *^ Postal Service will get new eagle logo at $6.6 million cost Associated Press WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is adopting a new corporate logo, featuring an eagle's head, at a cost of more than $6 million over the next seven years. The deficit-ridden Postal Service spent $100,000 to develop the new design and will spend $6.6 million to replace the old logos, as they wear out. The service estimates its operating deficit for the fiscal year that ended last month was $500 million. It also incurred one-time refinancing costs during that fiscal year in the neighborhood of $800 million. Postmaster General Marvin Runyon announced the new corporate logo Tuesday in letters sent to more than 680,000 postal workers. The new symbol is an updated version of the post office eagle, which has been in use since the agency was formed in 1970. But the new logo displays only the eagle's head and the name United States Postal Service in a modern typeface. It's the fourth corporate symbol in the history of the U.S. mail. The profile of an eagle was adopted in 1970, atop the words U.S. Mail and surrounded by the words United States Postal Service. From 1837 to 1970 the old Post Office Department used a symbol of a postal rider on horseback, a symbol inspired by a design, originating with Benjamin Franklin. That symbol was widely associated with the famed Pony Express riders, despite the fact that the Pony Express was a private venture. Prom 1782 to 1837 the post office used a symbol of Mercury, messenger of the Roman gods, as its symbol. COM will spend $750,000 to renovate lab — Stanley By ROBERT HOUGH Tha Daily Naws TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland will spend about $750,000 to renovate its math-science lab, college President Larry Stanley said Tuesday. Stanley's comments came after a building and grounds committee meeting, where architect Joe Hoover displayed plans that would enclose areas, install air conditioning, new floors and ceilings and new lighting. ^ Hoover said it would take at least eight months to complete the project, with bid requests ready in about six weeks. The action comes nine months after members of the science faculty complained to the college's board of trustees that the building was in poor repair and inadequate to handle increased enrollment. Boy Khame, a physics professor who had asked trustees for improvements, said he is satisfied with the plans. "This looks good," he said, scanning blueprints for the new work. "This is what we need." In late January, Khame told trustees, "We're so overfilled that I feel we can no longer give quality education to the students." He added then that he had taught at high schools in poor districts that had better equipment than the college. Stanley said much of the upgrade will come from $550,000 of reserve money already committed to the project. There are two options for securing the rest of the money, he added. "We're looking at refinancing some of our bonds and the savings from that could be used to cover the rest of this," he said. "We're also looking at whether, with lower finance rates, we could issue more bonds." College science courses may have to be relocated next summer while some of the construction is being done. Rhame said some area high school science labs could be used. Work on the science building could facilitate funding for work in the student services area, Stanley added. "If we're looking at doing something with bonds, we could take care of the student services area," he said. Stanley said standardized testing, counseling and financial aid could be relocated to one area, with no cost estimate available for that work. CROWN ROYAL 34.99 WILD TURKEY 27.99 Continued from 1-A any speech. Because he lost his hearing at the age of 6 months, Ybanez has had to work hard with speech therapists to learn to say some words. "Jessie participates in class, too," said Putnam, his interpreter, who sometimes gives voice to his thoughts. What's it like to have a hearing- impaired student in class? "I love it," said English professor Bill Cozart. "Jessie is just a delight. The whole class loves having him Passing there." The presence of an outgoing hearing-impaired student has generated an interest on campus in sign language. It's not unusual now for students to sign "good morning" to Ybanez, and plans are under way for a sign-language club. Kaye and Ibanez are two of about 140 students with disabilities at Galveston College, which this semester has a record enrollment of 2,366. Some of the disabilities may not be as apparent as theirs, but they can still make student life diffi- Continued from 1-A ny George Denton Jr., Charles Edward Dlckerson, Charleene Richardson, Bobby Lee Cfack Jr., Brenda Ware, Mary Mulllns and Sui- Hvan Smith. Happy belated birthday Herbert Johnson, Kellla Glllane, A.D. Adams and Crystal Schmidt Happy anniversary Manuel and Becky Moreno, married three years; and l_C. and Olla Mas Mora, married 26 years. Happy belated anniversary Lon- 20 and Joyce East, married eight years. Congratulations to Navy seaman recruit Jeffrey W. Smfth, son of Kathy L Hausam of Dickinson, who recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in San Diego. He is 1991 a graduate of Dickinson Hiqh School. Send information concerning friends, relatives or outstanding people in the community to Passing Parade, Tha Galveston Daily Naws, P.O. Box. 628, Galveston 77553. cult, said Jen Lyons, director of special populations and minority affairs at the college. Lyons and Ann Simmons, associate professor of reading, are co- coordinators of disAbled, a club for students with disabilities. Kaye, club secretary, also is participating in a study at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Each week day he goes to UTMB for a workout on specialized physical fitness equipment. UTMB is one of only three facilities in the United States with a treadmill designed for people who use wheelchairs. "They're doing a lot to see how quadriplegics can get physically fit," said Kaye, a Galveston resi- BRING A FRIEND! 2 FOR 1 ~ $25 READING- dent. In the meantime, Kaye faces the daily challenge of getting dressed in the morning, going to class and getting homework done. All that would be easier if he had unlimited access to the latest technological wonders such as voice-activated computers and hand braces to help him type, but the technology is as expensive as it is wonderful. Even a $400 computer software program to help him study algebra stretches his budget because Kaye, with the help of his family, pays all his own bills. MARBo R s t D E JEWELRY A New and Unique Jewelry Store Naufical and one of a kind designs Strand Harborslde • Pier 21 763-2365 Across from Willie G's Validated Parking Consult O«hrMton'> Only C*rtlH»d P*ycNo RMC*W * Advfaor. She will give advice on an problems of Life — tell your past, present and future ^through the use of tarot cards or a crystal reading and read bingo hands. There is something in store for everyone. 762-3915! 2001 Rosenberg (25th) j ==^===^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^g === ;^ === ;^ WE'VE MOVED! EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1,1993 OUR MEW LOCATION IS... 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