Good books in every field JENKINS PUBLISHING CO. The Pemberton Press John H. Jenkins, Publisher Box 2085 6 Austin 78768 WOODY HILLS ood for People, Not for Profit A VEGETARIAN FOOD CO-OP Austin. I exas In downtown San Antonio: for your convenience… 37 Hotels 17 Banks 219 Restaurants 768 Lawyers 33 Night Clubs 10 Theatres 585 Doctors, and for your pleasure… Serving sandwiches to seafood, from 11:30 until 11:30 every day of the week; open til midnight in the Metro Center, San Antonio, Texas 20 APRIL 27, 1979 guerrilla movements in Latin America. A St. Mary’s University student allegedly has been involved in providing arms for the moderately socialist forces that staged a coup in the Caribbean island country of Grenada. \(Not that the establishment at St. Mary’s has any truck with such stuffrecently it sponsored a seminar on free enterprise downtown with four of the five speakers coming from the Nixon and Ford administraNothing has so polarized the community here as the debate over San Antonio’s 28 percent partnership interest in the South Texas Nuclear Project at Bay City. The council, in 1973 when Becker was the mayor and Cockrell was a. councilwoman, committed the city to pay $480 million for this 28 percent The other three partners are Houston LightAntonio’s continuation in the project has been unraveling since last summer. A consulting firm, Touche Ross & Company, said then that the overall cost expected had increased from $780 million to $1.3 billion. So informed, the city council here voted $75 million in bonds to pay its ongoing part. At the very time the Touche Ross report was released, another study was showing delays and additional cost overruns. This looked like a cover-up and still does. When the city utility admitted the project is a year behind schedule, Touche Ross spokesmen explained that they were not aware that any new delays or cost overruns were expected. The shoe dropped with the release of the second study showing that the overall cost was up to $2 billion, and San Antonio’s share to $754 millionan overrun of 171 percent. Golfrey Connally, professor of economics at San Antonio College, a progressive whose independence has never been qualified by the fact that his brother is John Connally, estimated that the eventual overall cost will be $3.7 billion and concluded that the city would be better off with coal. Charles Koumanoff of a respected New York energy firm backed up the professor. While Joe Webb, Ortiz and Eureste had consistently opposed the city’s participation, other councilmen began waffling. The chamber of commerce and Houston Lighting & Power rallied to the cause. Reporters were given tours of the project. Lanny Sinkin, coordinator of Citizens Concerned About Nuclear Power, has been leading the opposition to the project here. In January the fine city magazine SA published his debate with a City Public Service spokesman over nuclear energy. Naturally Sinkin emphasized the unsolved safety problems in nuclear power plants and the unsolved problem of disposing of the deadly wastes, which continue to be dangerous
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