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South Texas Community News, Vol. 3, No. 13, August 2, 1979 - File 004. 1979-08-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2531/show/2517.

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Title South Texas Community News, Vol. 3, No. 13, August 2, 1979
Publisher Gay Community News
Date August 2, 1979
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Page 3 Community News ^lite^l^lM^^^n^5': SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man facing murder charges in the shooting •death of the 1974 Academy Awards streaker escaped from an unlocked holding cell Thursday, police said An all-points bulletin was issued moments after the escape of Maurice Keenan, about 28, who was arrested with two companions at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday. Sheriff Eugene Brown said Keenan escaped from the cell in the Hah of Justice shortly after 9 a.m. The trio were charged in the slaying of gay militant Robert Opel, 39, during a robbery attempt at Opel's erotic art gallery-apartment Sunday. Opel streaked across the stage during Knight may no show for trial BLOOMINGTON, Ind (AP) - Indiana University basketball Coach Bobby Knight says his much-publicized fracas with a Puerto Rican policeman at the Pan Am games was "a setup, I pure and simple." In an interview in Tuesday's Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Knight said, "someone wanted to create an incident, and they did it. You can't believe what some of tbe witnesses swore to in court" Knight, who coached tbe United States team to a gold medal in the just- completed games, said he may not return to Puerto Rico for his Aug. 22 trial for assaulting a Puerto Rican policeman Jose DeSUva, who was off-duty when tbe confrontation developed, arrested Knight after the two argued during a Sunday morning practice session Two weeks ago. Knight Is free on $500 bond. *' ""l have not made any arrangement to fly back," said Knight. "I don't know what will transpire between now and then. Rent-a- witness "Beating the Puerto Rican basketball team is a lot easier than beating their court system. As I listenedto the testimony, I thought a primary occupation in Puerto Rico was probably 'Rent-a-witness.' "There were actually sworn statements from the policeman and two -witnesses' that I hit him as hard as I could with a closed fist after coming at Urn from two steps away, and while he was looking down at notes be was making on a notepad," Knight said The coach said the local district attorney refused to accept Knight's counter-charges against DeSilva."But be accepted everything his witnesses said against me. That's their version of justice.' "I really didn't hit that man at all." . Knight said DeSilva kept waving his hand in his face and his fingertip poked Knight, in the eye. "I reacted instinctively, put my hand on his cheek, pushed him back and stepped away," he said Knight's version of the incident was supported by former Ohio State ' basketball coach Fred Taylor, who managed the U.S. team. No punch thrown "No; he really didn't hit anybody," Taylor said. "I remember thinking at the time, 'If youVe going to touch him at all, wby don't you just bust him one,' but he didn't. . "I dont want to sound paranoid about this thing, but some of what happened down there was really strange. You couldn't write fiction to matchiT" Knight also said Tomas Herrera, the Cuban player who slugged Kentucky's Kyle Macy and fractured his jaw, did so deliberately. The blow finished Macy for the games. Disappointed Knight said he was disappointed by the US. games committee's response to the Macy incident and his own problems. . i Earlier in tbe day, at Lexington, Ky., Knight presented Macy, who had returned early from the games to have surgery, with his gold medal. As Macy looped the medal around his neck, the coach turned the medallion. "We're gonna turn it around where it doesn't show Puerto Rico," said Knight. the Academy Awards a national ceremony in 1974, before audience. 'Pep Pill' Ban Proposed WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Food and Drug Administration Monday proposed a ban on using amphetamines to lose weight, saying the "pep pills" help little in dieting and can cause severe addiction. * If the proposal goes into effect, the Justice Department could order amphetamine production slashed by 80 to 90 percent — roughly the proportion used in dieting. "FDA bas concluded that amphetamines continue to be abused at a rate substantially higher than that for other drugs used In the treatment of obesity." the FDA said. The agency said amphetamines "present a severe risk of dependence and harmful effects'* even though "alternative drugs are available that have equal effectiveness." Piranhas Sold As Pets LONDON (UPI) — Chris Hudson, who sold snails as pets and owned what the Guinness Book of Records is about to list as the world's biggest snail, said Tuesday he has a new idea. He's selling piranhas for pets. "They're absolutely adorable when- they're young," he said. "I've sold 500 of them already." Hudson, 24, said he has imported 2.000 of the flesh-eating ■ fish that he claims despite their eating reputation "make ._.J$fe*IJS-iEajiks fee.pt atrpom .-, temperature, he said, they grow to onfy 3 or 4 inches in length, eliminating danger from miniature jaws. Louellq Carver Oirksen, the widow of Sen. Everett Dirksen, R.-fll., died of cancer in a Washington hospital Monday. ■F urn? jjjV, «•■,■*. S i j M? **i IMl ■ % Lucie Arnaz, enjoying an ice cream cone on Times Square, marked her 28th birthday Tuesday. Lucie, starring on Broadway in tbe musical, "They're Playing Our Song," received congratulatory phone calls from mom and dad Lucy and Desi and other members of her family. Big Business Slowly Adopting No Gay Bias Policies A survey of some of the largest corporations in the country seems to indicate that an increasing number of large businesses are adopting policies of non-discrimination against gay persons in their employ- Results from a survey by the National Gay Task Force of the "Fortune 500" list show that some of the best known and largest firms in the nation have either officially adopted non-discrimination policies or have indicated a willingness to go on record as not discriminating against gays. (The "500" are the largest businesses in the nation as listed by Fortune magazine.) Out of the five hundred corporations to whom the NGTF mailed the survey requesting information on their employment policies about gays 121 firms responded that they do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Among those who have adopted non-discrimination policies are the nation's largest corporate employer, American Telephone & Telegraph Company; the world's largest bank, the Bank of America; the world's largest corporation, General Motors; and many of the world's largest oil companies, including Exxon, Mobil, and Gulf Oil. The NGTF says that the 121 corporations who responded to their survey employ seven million people and have a combined annual revenue of over $600 billion. Jean O'Leary, co-executive director of the NGTF, said she was "greatly heartened" by the results of the survey and compared it to a similar study in 1975 which drew only twelve responses from many of the same corporations. O'Leary credited the national attention drawn by the gay rights movement in the last two years for much of the change in attitudes by corporate employers. The passage of legislation in more than forty American cities banning discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation has also played a part in the changing attitudes of the nation's business titans, O'Leary says. For example, a large national firm operating both in San Francisco, which has banned discrimination against gays, and in St. Louis, which does not have such an ordinance, would in effect have to have two employment policies, a practice which most national companies which to avoid. Companies which have gone to court asking that local ordinances banning discrimination against gays not be applied to them have been singularly unsuccessful, as Pacific Telephone found out during its lengthy battle with the San Francisco-based Pride Foundation. In the Pacific Telephone case lawyers for the giant company argued unsuccessfully in court that the> could not be forced to adopt an anti-discrimination policy by the City of San Francisco because they were a national rather than just simply local employer. The court rejected that plea and held that PT&T was indeed subject to the San Francisco ordinance. O'Leary of the National Gay Task Force, said that organization will shortly begin another phase of their employementproject by surveying the leading companies in a number of fields, such as insurance, banking, transportation, and utilities.
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