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Houston Breakthrough 1979-07 - 1979-08 - Page 7. July 1979 - August 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1537/show/1516.

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(July 1979 - August 1979). Houston Breakthrough 1979-07 - 1979-08 - Page 7. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1537/show/1516

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1979-07 - 1979-08
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date July 1979 - August 1979
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript pope lectured his audience on the evils of contraception. (UPI June 9.) In a predictably sexist harangue, he proclaimed: "If man's right to life is violated at the moment in which he is first conceived in his mother's womb, an indirect blow is struck also at the whole of the moral order which serves to ensure the inviolable rights of man." It was a pleasant surprise to see a local commentary on the editorial page of the Houston Post (July 10). It would seem a natural function of our local papers to present such 'think-pieces.' Houston's news media have never exactly been known for a hardhitting, skeptical approach to reporting the nation's adventures into space. It doesn't take much thought to see why the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ranks second only to the oil industry on local news organizations' list of sacred cows. But during the recent saturation coverage of the fall of Skylab, the Post sent up record-high gushers about NASA's adventure out of space. Wednesday, July 11, the day the most massive object humans have ever sent to orbit the planet was expected to crash, science writer Jim Maloney described the troubled The Post commentary is a numbing illustration of how a "distinguished scholar-scientist'9 is not necessarily able to communicate in plain English. Unfortunately, the pleasure was shortlived. The commentary, by Norman Hackerman, president of Rice University, is a numbing illustration of how a "distinguished scholar-scientist" (Post description) is not necessarily able to communicate in plain English. Hackerman's article, "There is no energy crisis," begins with the words "The title is not at all poly anna, but is instead realism." It's all downhill from there, as he tries to explain why the present energy situation should be viewed as normal. "The effect of approaching the present state of affairs as a long-term problem rather than as a reaction to a crisis is to begin the necessary adjustment to the real problem. Instead of a series of debilitating oscillations, the system should be damped while a modicum of control is still possible. "This will permit true long-term responses to be focused and put in place. If the latter are truly available, it will be enough then to upgrade again our standard condition to a state to which we had become accustomed. "... But consider that the oscillations leave each of us at the mercy of an uncontrolled system and provides no basis for planning our own activities, the latter impinging on our freedom to an even greater extent." Note that his "latters" are unfettered by "formers" and his "oscillations . . . provides." Even "polyanna" would frown on that. "Without question there are in these words irritating, perhaps ignorant arguments," he admits. "Yet it seems clear," he continues, "that the proper approach is to consider the current condition as the normal one rather than that of the past few decades, and one with which we can be more at ease since it eliminates non-existent dilemmas." The Post informs us that Hackerman, former president of the University of Texas, is "Chairman of the National Science Foundation. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Chemists in 1978." So maybe he can eliminate non-existent dilemmas. One wonders, though, why the Post did not have Hackerman eliminate them on the Sound-off page rather than the commentary page. Were the editors perhaps intimidated by his credentials? Commentaries are a valuable part of a newspaper. They communicate a point of view. If that point is obscured by poor use of language, it becomes difficult to accept its validity. This is the only point made clear by Hackerman's commentary. craft in the lead of a page-one story as "the derelict space station which has done everything asked of it." (Poor thing!) The headline on the continuation of the story inside read, "Skylab likely to land today." Portraying the imminent plummeting breakup of the multi-million-dollar satellite as a landing was not the worst of it, though. In an article Tuesday on upcoming television coverage of the space station's demise, the Post's C. W. Skipper offered a terse, tortured tribute to technology. Skipper had just the puffery to describe the potentiaDy disastrous 77-ton smash-up. He dubbed it simply "Skylab's last experiment." The phone company has a secret, and they're not about to tell you what it is unless you already know what it is. The secret is, you are entitled to have a dual listing in the phone book. That means that if you and your spouse are now listed under John Smith, you are entitled to be listed as John and Mary Smith (or Mary and John Smith) at no extra charge. The Federal Communications Commission ruled three years ago that phone companies must provide a free dual listing for customers who request it. Southwestern Bell spokesperson Ken Brasel draws a blank when it comes to specifics. He is not aware that his company must provide this service. He "presumes" that there was a need, and that the phone company is filling that need voluntarily. "It's there," he said, "and all people have to do is ask for it." So ask for it. They certainly are not going to offer it. The deadline for the next Houston directory is AUGUST 17. So call the phone company if you would like a dual listing. After all, Brasel says, "It's nothing we're hiding." This public service message is made •available by Breakthrough, at no charge to Southwestern Bell. 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