opinion telling insurance commissioner Joe Hawkins to release information requested by Cox concerning the agency’s application for a federal grant. Hawkins refused to release the information despite Hill’s opinion. So Hill has sued, his first suit under the Open Records Act. The battle of the UT regents versus the nurses is going about as expected \(see Obs., -ap 8 The Texas Observer 20% discount on books Titles listed below are offered to Observer subscribers at a 20% discount. There is not additional charge for postage, provided payment is included with your order. Amounts shown represent the 20% discounted price, plus the 5% sales tax. THE FINAL DAYS by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein $ 9.20 THE TEXANS by James Conaway $ 7.52 ARCHER FULLINGIM: A COUNTRY EDITOR’S VIEW OF LIFE edited by Roy Hamric .$10.08 THE ALMANAC OF AMERICAN POLITICS 1976 by Barone, Ujifusa & Matthews .$ 6.68 SIMPLE JUSTICE by Richard Kluger $13.40 The 20% discount applies to books the Observer carries in stock. In addition, Observer readers can avail themselves of our offer to send, at the regular retail any hardback book published in the U.S. No charge for postage if payment accompanies your order. \(Please note: we When ordering, give title, author, andif possiblename of the publishing company. Allow three weeks for delivery. \(Books ordered from our list of inTHE TEXAS OBSERVER BOOKSTORE 600 W. 7, Austin, Texas 78701 bers of the UT nursing school’s board of development, the regents refused to rescind their action dissolving the school. So on May 18, the regents got sued. The Texas Nurses Association filed the suit, alleging that the regents have exceeded their authority in voting to disband the school, and that they have violated the state’s open meeting law. The action by the Nurses Association, a statewide professional group, considered evidence of solidarity among nurses on the question. Some Texas nurses have had some doubts as to whether the school was giving sufficient emphasis on technical training to their students. However, the suit by the association is a clear sign that the professional nurse “establishment” is closing ranks to defend the school. Rep. Frank Madla of San Antone gave a talk to Lackland teachers all about the splendor of lobbyists. According to the San Antonio Express, Madla praised lobbyists for their professionalism and because “they’re never rude to anybody that’s a no-no.” Madla further states that railroad and small loan lobbyists pick up his restaurant tabs every time they see him even though he has never voted with them, Madla said. Madla also told the Lackland teachers, “Legislators do not like to be told they’re wrong.” How true. Blacklist for Blinn? The American Association of Univer sity stty Professors is meeting this month to consider whether to censure Blinn College in Brenham. The initial report by an AAUP investigating committee concludes that academic freedom has no meaning at Blinn. Persistent rumbles of discontent out of Blinn reached a crescendo last year when the school fired 16 faculty members, giving neither reason for dismisal nor opportunity for a hearing. Texas already has five schools on the AAUP’s censure list, which currently totals 39. AAUP censure does not require teachers to boycott censured schools, but it does discourage them from working there. Basically, being censured makes it extremely difficult for a school to attract decent faculty members. Soapie in Corpus. After Rep. Carlos Truan made it into a run-off against Sen. Mike McKinnon, lo, television station KIII in Corpus decreed that Truan could not buy 10 minutes of advertising on a popular chicano program on the station. Astoundingly enough, KIII is owned by Mike McKinnon. The station manager, with a straight face, claimed his decision had nothing to do with McKinnon, that he made the move all by his very lonesome. Truan howled to high heaven and threatened to call in the Federal Communications Commission. The station manager then reversed himself, and said that Truan and McKinnon could have 10 minutes, but all other run Bob Wieland Senator Tower offees would be limited to one minute. The flap over drilling for oil in Hous ton’s Memorial Park has at least temporarily ended in mutual “no go” signals. Mayor Fred Hofheinz said he’s for drilling, but only if the city gets all the proceeds. Meantime, Brownco, Inc., which held a lease agreement signed by the late Ima Hogg, decided it would just as soon drop the whole project, having had its up-to-40percent-of-the-proceeds offer rejected. Sen. John Tower has been up and down recently. First, in the wake of the Texas primary debacle, the Ford folks decided to drop Tower as the President’s floor manager at the Republican convention in Kansas City. This move was intially reported to have come “at the senator’s suggestion.” However, a week later, the Houston Chronicle, reported that Tower was back on the program after protests to those icky ol’ Ford campaign people who always do things like this without checking with the White House first. Great mentions were made of “bad communications” and “busted signals.” Some signals have not yet been entirely repaired, according the the Cronk, since there were private intimations that Tower might yet fail to be annointed floor manager. The Ford people need to bring back Bo Callaway to get their signals straight. “It is better to take one dime from each of 10 million people at the point of a corporation than $100.000 each from 10 banks at the point of a gun. It is also safer.” C. Wright Mills
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