The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 9, 1994 Page: 1 of 6
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NOV - 9 1991
November 9, 1994
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
Early voting reaches record high
Elizabeth T. Lamb
The 1994 governor's elec-
tion between incumbent Ann
Richards and George W. Bush
was touted to be one of the clos-
est gubernatorial races in the na-
In ;i poll conducted by The
Dallas Morning News and The
Houston Chronicle , Bush had a
2..-! percent margin over
Richards, with a margin of error
of 3percent. According to The
Dallas Morning News, Ross
Perot's endorsement boosted
The survey taken Sunday
through Thursday was state wide
and consisted of 1,297 Texans
who voted early or who were
likely to vote. The survey was
not taken Friday or Saturday.
The poll was conducted by the
New York polling firm of Blum &
Weprin Associates* Inc.
Last week after Perot's en-
dorsement, Richards' campaign
gained. "After the sudden an-
nouncement, the.race tightened
the final two nights of
polling,"according to The Dal-
las Morning News, Sunday issue.
"The pollsters knew of no rea-
son for the sudden jump by vot-
ers into the Richards' camp other
than Mr. Perot's endorsement."
Pollsters are saying that the
"volatile voters" could decide the
race. "There's still a group of
volatile voters and undecided
Texans, mostly independents
and Democratic women, who
probably could determine the
outcome," Pollster Julie Weprin
said in Sunday's edition of The
Dallas Morning News .
Bush said, "I am extremely
pleased to have a slight lead. *1
believe I'm going to win."
Richards said that it is "sheer
hogwash" that she will not win
The poll results also found
that Richards has a larger female
vote than Biish. Richards also
runs strongest among blacks and
Hispanics, whereas Bush leads
with white voters.
The poll also determined
Voters' reasons for voting for
Ann Richards or George W. Bush.
Some 64percent of those polled
said they were voting for
Richards because of her stand on
issues and 66 percent of those
polled said they were voting for
Bush because of his stand on the
When discussing the issue,s
of the election, it has been a race
of he said, she said. He said Ann
Richards is "mired in the status
quo and that she can't be trusted
to keep her word," in the Sun-
day edition of The Dallas Morn-
ing News . She said George W.
Push has "intentionally misled
Texans about her record," in the
November 2 edition of The Dai-
las Morning News. . *
The attacks on Richards
have been about election prom-
ises. Bush said that Richards
"talked about giving teachers a
pay raise. She also talked about
lowering the insurance rates of
Texans. And yet our insurance
rates have never been higher."
He also criticized Richards lot-
supporting the new penal code
and called it "bad public policy,"
according to Nov. 2 edition of
The Dallas Morning News .
The Richards campaign
• states that Bush was making false
accusations. "She passed the
most sweeping insurance reform
in the history of this state against
all odds. Insurance rates have
stabilized and some have de-
clined," said Bill Cryer, Richards'
spokesman. Richards response
to Bush's comments on the pe-
nal code were "the penal code
won overwhelming support from
Republicans and Democrats in
Richards attacked Bush for
lack of experience to run the gov-
ernment of Texas. Richards
agreed with Perot's statement
:"You don't bring in people to
run a $35 billion-a-year business
who don't have the background
to do it," according to The Fort
Worth Star Telegram', Nov. 2 is-
hi the last few days of the
election, the candidates were
bringing out the stars. Come-
dian, Rosie O'Donnell voiced her
support for Richards. U.S. Rep.
Eddie Bernice Johnson also said
that Richards should be re-
elected. "We don't want the son
of a Bush," Johnson said.
Bush was supported by
Chuck Norris and former Dallas
Cowboy Billy Joe DuPree. .
Famous science fiction author
speaks on campus
By Deidra Bihari
One of the best-known science fiction writers of the 20th cen-
t ur.y will lecture at Texas Wsleyan on Nov. 17. Ray Bradbury will
speak on "The Great Years Ahead" at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the
Fine Arts Auditorium. •
Bradbury's work includes the novels "Fahrenheit 451," "The
Ma'rtian Chronicles," and "The Illustrated Man." He has written
more than five hundred published works, including short stories,
novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse.
The 1 1 a.m. lecture was open to area middle and high school
students as well as Wesleyan students. Tickets are no longer avail-
able for that lecture. We had tickets for the morning session but
when we made them available to area schools, they went quickly,"
said Dr. Miriam Espinosa, professor of English. "We are really
paying for one presentation but we are holding two."
The evening session is at 7:30 p.m. The Wesleyan Jazz En-
semble will play Bradburys favorite jazz piece before the lecture.
There will be a reception after the lecture with a book signing in
the Quad that is open to everyone. "This will be the one 1 think
Wesleyan students will enjoy," said Espinosa.
Tickets are still available and are free for the evening lecture
but must be reserved. Call x 4900 to reserve as many tickets as you
need. The evening lecture is open to everyone.
Vl-~ " ■
"Buddy" Carter retires
"Buddy" Carter retires after 25 years
Thieves break into lockers
By Deidra Bihari.
At least two students' lock-
ers were vandalized in the mens
locker room of the Sid
Richardson Complex on Nov 1.
A hammer was left at the scene
and is suspected that it was used
to break the locks of students.
The men were in class'when
the robbery was thought to have
occured between noon and 1:15
p.m. Middle school age teenag-
ers are suspected of the break in ,
according to Christopher Smith,,
asenior, lost his wedding ring,
class ring, beeper, dress clothes
and watch. Another student lost
$60 in cash.
"1 know, it was young kids
because my wife called the
beeper three times after the rob-
bery." Smith said. It is belevied
they were trying to obtain the
beeper number. "One of the kids
told my wife he was 14." he said.
Only one school in the immedi-
ate area had a school holiday on
Nov. I, William James Middle
School,. 1101 Nashville. Smith
learned this after calling Fort
Smith reported that Campus
Security was called. He at-
tempted to preserve the hammer
since it was presumed to have
been left at the scene by the van-
Smith was told by a campus
security officer that "it was not
normal procedure" for the Fort
Worth Police to secure evidence
of that type.
"If this happens once it's a
problem," said Coach Bobby
Cornett. Coaches Brad. Bass,
Rosie Stallman and Cornett are
concerned enough about the se-
curity problem that they are
"trying to come up with a cost
effective method" to make the
athletic complex more secure.
"We are looking for something
that is cost effective," Cornett
said. A wall surveillance system
is one of the possibilities.
See Robbery, pg 5
By Michelle Wallace
Buddy Carter, director of in-
stitutional research, will offi-
cially retire from Texas Wesleyan
University Dee. 1.
Carter, who has been with
Wesleyan since March 16, 1969,
said that what originally brought
him hear was Dr. W.M. Pearce,
president of Wesleyan at. the
time. "He was our boss at Texas
Tech University and I had a
chance to work with him," said
Carter has been director of
institutional research, since Sept.
15, and he is responsible for all
of the institutional reporting,
both federal and state regarding
enrollments, financial records
and faculty reports.
"Institutional research is a
cooperative effort, no one per-
son really does it. It's coopera-
tive effort of all the various con-
stituents on the campus," said
Carter. He collects the informa-
tion and puts it into final form,
and submits it as a final report.
Before his current responsi-
bilities, Carter was special assis-
tant to the vice president of en-
rollment management. Those
duties included institutional re-
search, assisting with the week-
end university development and
assisting the registrar.
Although Carter will be offi-
cially retired next month, he said
he will work for the university
20 hours a week. He will be do
institutional reports and try to
develop an institutional fact
book. "So that when we're asked
questions we've got the correct
answers instead of calculated
guesses," said Carter.
He said the book is needed
for day to day operations.
"President Schrum needs to
know what all the whole picture
is as he makes day to day deci-
sions," said Carter. The book will
cover subjects such as transfer
admissions, .residence hall occu-
pancy, academic programs by
major, faculty and staff, student
activities and the law school.
He said part of the work he
will do by computer from'his
home and the other part will be
done at the school,
"I'll be in and out of the cam-
pus for the next two years," said
Carter. And after Dec. 1, 1996,
Carter will be gone from
Wesleyan without any part-time
Carter said his decision to
move to the part-time level was
prompted by changes in respon-
sibilities that came about as of
June 1, and his desire to spend
more time with family. "Those
two things are the things that
made me want to look at the
possibility," said Carter.
Carter said that his greatest
accomplishment was computer-
izing registration. "When I came
we had all paper registration.
You had 14 forms to fill out, four
of which was your schedule and
all the identifying information
and it was not even self
carboning. You had to fill out
that information four times,"
"Some people will say that
was the downfall of the univer-
sity; you know, putting, it on a
machine. To me it was the great-
est thing'since butter," said
Carter. The change has allowed
people to do things other than
handling so much paperwork.
Carter said the extra time he
will have will allow him to spend
more time doing things outside
and spending more time with his
Architects design fence for campus
Rav Bradbury: Science Fiction Author
By Kim Laster
The lUatbkr '
People build perimeters
around their homes all the time.
Some do it to enhance their
yard s beauty or establish secu-
rity. They may line their yards
in shrubberv or trees or even -a
fence. Texas Wesleyan plans to
do the same thing.
This perimeter fence is part
of the Master Plan where other
plans for improvement about
campus facilities are under con-
sideration. A model of the im-
provements can be seen in the
Administration building on the
Deliberations over building
a perimeter around Wesleyan
have been going on since the mid
80s. At that time, the plan was
to establish an open campus with
trees defining the campus.
"Back at that time, crime
wasn't a major concern in this
IJsJOpinion5 2 Campus/Et Cetera 3-5
area, consequently, the design-
ers planned an open campus,"
said John Katliff, vice president
Since that time, the campus
has been much more security
See Fence, pg 5
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