The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 39, Ed. 1, Friday, February 9, 1990 Page: 1 of 8
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Abilene Christian University
Voluirm 78 Number 39
Friday February 8 1990
McCaleb resigns from
Editor In Chief
Dr. Gary D. McCaleb vice' president and
dean of campus life hand-iiclivercd his
Abilene City Council position resignation
effective March 12 to Jo Moore city sec-
The resignation stated "So that all par
ties concerned might have adequate time
for preparation ...."
He said he talked to the people in
Austin about the law. His resignation is
consistent with the law that states a resig-
nation that will go into effect at a later
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Dr. Gary McCaleb vice president and dean of campus life
is interviewed by KRBC-TV Wednesday following his an-
nouncement Tuesday that he would resign from the
By Michael O'Connor
Results of a survey of Church of Christ
youth's use of drugs and alcohol will be
revealed at the sixth annual Conference on
Youth and Family Ministry Feb. 22-23.
The study showed significant correla-
tions between substance use and family
dynamics peer relationships church in-
volvement music and involvement with
the occult said Dr. Carley Dodd Com-
munication Department chairman.
Dodd and Dr. David Lewis associate
professor of Bible conducted the survey
The conference will include several
speakers who will interpret the data from
a variety of perspectives.
Spring Break campaign budget doing well after previous years' losses
By H.Todd Thomas
Afier two years of losing money the Stu-
dents' Association-sponsored Spring Break
Campaigns arc recovering said Gary
West director or Spring Break Cam-
paigns. The campaigns arc on budget said
Johnston takes over Hutchins1 SA position
By Gretchen Schultz
Managing News Editor
Sheila Johnston was appointed Students'
Association Special Activities chairwoman
Jan. 31 replacing Craig Hutchins senior
marketing major from Hurst who resign-
ed Jan. 16.
Johnston senior marketing major frdm
Bedford already was serving as Major
Speakers Committee chairwoman and will
now head up both committees said SA
president Wes Smith
Johnston served as assistant chairwoman
for the Major Speakers Committee when
she was a sophomore.
Three other students turned In applica-
tions but only one actually interviewed
for the position Johnston said.
"We had really good people apply and
they would have been very capable ' said
Smith senior art major from Granbury.
"But it was getting to be too late in the
year to bring in somebody new it would
take three weeks for them to figure out
how things worked "
date can be announced.
"I felt like I needed to let people know
who were thinking of running" he said.
The other reason he filed is to give the
city council staff time to meet deadlines
for papers that must be filed for the elec-
Moore said it is McCaleb's intent to let
others know that his position Will be open
and they can run for it.
A resolution for the election already has
been released Moore said. The resolution
lists the open positions.
She said now another one will have to
be released to include McCnlcb's open
Abilene City Council.
his candidacy for the
deadline. Voters go to
to reveal research results
Other sessions will present strategies for
prevention and treatment of drug abuse.
The survey is part of an effort by the
Center for Adolescent Studies to provide
accurate information on trends among
youth to professionals who work with
youth Lewis said.
Dodd and Lewis had previously con-
ducted a survey of youth and sex as part of
the center's work.
The surveys also are intended to show
thccffcct of faith and church involvement
on youth Dodd said.
The results of the substance use survey
arc based on almost 3000 responses from
youth in eight cpuntries and 41 states.
The 200-question survey asked youth
about their families church involvement
knowledge of friends' involvement with
West junior accounting major from
This is good considering he was work-
ing with a deficit from the past year he
said. The campaigns are not experiencing
the financial setbacks of previous years
because they are being dealt with dif-
ferently. The SA appropriates a certain amount
"We did it mostly for convenience"
Johnston said taking on the respon-
sibilities fpr both committees would not
Involve much more work than she has al-
ready been doingt She said she was in the
process of planning a special activity even
before Hutchins resigned.
Although Smith mentioned a possible
consolidation of the two committees nt the
Jan. 31 SA meeting Johnston said she
wants to treat them separately.
As special activities chairwoman
Johnston will organize Sadie Hawkins
Week March 4-10 an all-school party at
the Paramount Theatre and the Battle of
the Bands in April.
She said she wants to spend more time
promoting Sadie's week this semester
''Usually the girls don't even find out
about it until the Monday it starts" she
Johnston said Sadie's week also will in-
clude church night a Tuesday night devo-
tional the party at the Paramount a patio
party and mystery date night
position and it will have to be done as
soon as possible. The next council
meeting is not until Feb. 22 but those in-
terested in running can start filing Feb.
Moore said candidates can file to run for
an office through March 21. One month is
given for candidates to enter the rape for a
city council office.
McCaleb still has not confirmed that he
is running for mayor and said he will not
announce for certain Until the first part of
He said if he wins the mayorship it will
not effect his ACU job because it is not a
McCaleb Is expected to announce
mayoral race before the March 21
the polls May 5.
drugs and alcohol kinds of music listened
to and involvement with occult practices.
The survey also asked youth to identify
how they obtained the substances they us-
ed and what effects they experienced.
The conference will be conducted in
Hart Auditorium of the College of Biblical
The cost of the conference including
the price of the conference notebook will
be $40 for those who prcregistcr and $45
the day of the conference. Special rates are
available for couples and groups.
Students may attend individual sessions
at no cost but will not receive the
Registration information can be obtain-
ed from Lewis at Ext. 3798 or Roberta
Brown at Ext. 3737.
of money to be used by the director. In
past years .this money would help the
director buy airline tickets in advance
through a" travel agency.
This year however deposits are being
made on flights instead of purchasing the
individual tickets in advance This way if
80 percent of the tickets are reserved
money can be recovered he said.
Sign of the times
Jennifer BeJihar freshman interior desianaiprffromJarripa Fla. completes '
a voter registration c&ftJ at MifpigtPMcGJolhin Campus Center
full-time paying position just like any
other city council position.
He also said he would not run if he
thought he could not do an effective job as
mayor and continue his present respon-
sibilities as an administrator at ACU and
as an elder.
Abilene has a city-manager form of gov-
ernment. The seven citizens who make up
the city council the mayor and six council
members are led by the paid full-time ci-
ty manager. l
McCaleb has served on the city council
for five years and is in the second year of
his second three-year term.
By Gratchen Schultz
Managing Nws Editor
Two social clubs Centurion and Delta
Theta. will not perform in Sinir Sone
'j ?x)ic.0ta tackofpartidpants.
' 'An Inter-Social Club Council rule states
that clubs must have a minimum of 30
people to participate said Jeff Berryman
Sing Song director.
The ISCC recently voted to change the
required grade point average for Sing
Song participants from 2.2 to 2.0 said
ISCC president Matt Duncan senior
Bibleyouth ministry major from Round
Participants also arc required to have
satisfactory Chapel attendance.
Centurion whose total membership in-
cluding sue pledges is 31 will not be in
the show for the first time since the club
was chartered said club member Chris
Watkins Junior history major from Waco.
(he end they finally decided to. get it
together but it just didn't work out for
Watkins said a few club members were
ineligible because of grades and chapel ati
tendance and several others did not want
to be involved.
"We changed our minds at the last
minute and they wouldn't let us par-
ticipate" he said.
Delta Theta has been facing declining
membership for several years and has not
participated without combining with
another -club since 1984 said DT Sing
Song director Jennifer Robbins.
In 1985 and 1986 DT combined with
clubs Kappa Delian Shri and Zeta Rho
Alpha both of which arc now defunct.
They also performed with Kappa Delian
Shri in 1984 and with GATA in 1988 ac-
cording to Sing Song records.
Robbins said the club did not perform
on stage last .year but was involved
behind the scenes.
Robbins senior nursing major from
Garland said the club only had 20 people
signed up to participate. "We figured we
wouldn't be heard" she said.
Berryman said the women of DT "made
all their deadlines and were very much in-
volved in what was going on."
Robbins said the club is in the process
of making some changes and now Will
have the time it needs to concentrate on
This procedure saves money in the long
run West said.
The campaign to Rancho Cordova
Calif. "fell through for several reasons"
not specified by West. The campaign
could have cost the SA around $3000 if
individual tickets were bought he said. As
See SBC Page 4
Honor Students p. 8
Look for your name in the list tf
students who made the Dean's List
Water Search p. 3
Hughbert Collier assistant pro-
fessor of geology drills thousands of
feet into the earth to find water.
Basketball p. 4
The men's and women's team
traveled to Oklahoma to continue
Lone Star Conference play.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Commu-
nist Party leadership has blazed the
way to a brave new world of Soviet
politics where it will be forced to
compete with other parties and people
will directly choose the nation's leader
for the first time.
"There will be a multiparty system "
There will be a normal democracy"
is how Communist Party member
Svyatoslay Fyodorov & noted eye
surgeon approvingly summed up a
three-day meeting of the party's Cen-
Progressive however .said today
ftdwtMiKecomwuttee nAidoat-go fax
enough when it agreed Wednesday' to
end the party's 70-yca'r legal monopo-
ly on power and ask the national
parliament to restructure the E0V'
eminent into a presidential system
partially based on western models.
could save 5000
BOSTON (AP) Details of a ma-
jor new study showing that a veteri-
nary drug is the first medicine to save
the lives of people with advanced
operable colon cancer should per-
suade doctors to offer the'treatment a
Dr. Charles G. .Moertel of the
Mayo Clinic estimates that routine
use of this approach for all potential
patients could save about 5000 Jives
Doctors from the National Cancer
Institute sent letters to doctors outlin-
ing the findings last fall but the first
in-depth account of the research ap-
pears in Thursday's issue of the New
England Journal offliedicine.
Child car seats
should be used
WASHINGTON (AP) - Child car
seats should be used even if they have
problems that call for recalls accor-
ding to witnesses from the gov
eminent juvenile products manufac-
turers and safety groups.
At a hearing prompted by a Center
for Auto Safety report alleging lax
government policing of child restraint
devices National Highway Trafiic
Safety Administrator Jerry R. Curry
vowed to examine government pro-
grams to test and recall faulty safety
seats saying he is "not pleased" with
But Curry and other witnesses told
a Senate consumer subcommittee
Wednesday that misuse and nonuse of
child safety scats in automobiles is a
bigger threat to safety than any flaws
that have been found in the seats.
AUSTIN t AP) - The Public Utlli-
t Commission has approved a re-
3uest by AT&T for lower long-
istancc phone rates on Valentine s
Day to make up for problems custom-
ers experienced during a widespread
outage Jan. 15
"We are making this gesture to un-
derscore how much We value our rela-
tionship with our customers knowing
there is no way to make Up for the in-
convenience they may have experi-
enced" AT&T Vice President Pres
Sbcppard said in a news release Wednesday.
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