to discuss trade
The U.S. Naval Academy's 33rd annual Invitational Debate Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 1 through 3. More than 135 students from 22 colleges and universities will debate whether the United States should substantially change its economic trade policiestoward the countries of the Pacific rim, including Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The tournament offers competition on three levels of experience -- varsity, junior varsity and novice. Naval Academy debaters have been ranked fifth overall by the American Debate Association.
Schoolsexpected to participate include Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia; and Fairmont State College, Fairmont, W.Va.
Sunday's elimination rounds, which are free and open to the public, begin at8:45 a.m. in Mahan Hall, with the final round beginning in the afternoon.
STOCKDALE TO DELIVER
Retired Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale, a decorated naval hero and celebrated author, will deliver the next Naval Academy Forrestal Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Alumni Hall on the academy grounds.
The lecture is free and open to the the public. Limited seating will be available ona first come, first served basis.
Since retiring from the Navy in1979, Stockdale has been a college professor and college president. He is now in his tenth year as a senior research fellow at the HooverInstitution on War, Revolution and Peace, in Stanford, Calif.
Stockdale served in the Navy for 37 years. As a fighter squadron commander, air wing commander and senior officer in a prison camp, he was incombat and in command for 10 of his active duty years.
A fighter pilot aboard aircraft carriers, he was shot down on his second combattour over North Vietnam and for eight years was the senior naval service prisoner of war in Hanoi. He is the only three-star admiral in the history of the Navy to wear both aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. Stockdale has 26 other combat decorations, including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Distinguished Service Medals, four Silver Star Medals and two Purple Hearts.
MAJOR RECYCLING EFFORT
at Naval Academy
The U.S. Naval Academy has established a new recycling program that, when fully implemented, will significantly reduce the academy's solid waste disposal at local landfills.
The program, which encompasses the entire U.S. Naval Academy and Annapolis-area complex, will begin with recycling aluminum cans. In the spring and early summer, it will expand to collect and recycle other materials, including paper, cardboard and glass.
"Our goal is to preserve and protect our natural resources," Rear Adm. Virgil L. Hill Jr. said. "Recycling at the Naval Academy will help us achieve that goal. By saving important resources and valuable landfill space, the Annapolis-area Navycomplex can contribute even more to the quality of life in Maryland and Anne Arundel County."
For the past 10 years, informal recycling programs have existed in one form or another at the academy. Now, however, the academy has begun a coordinated, long-term program designed both to reduce the cost and quality of solid waste disposal and preserve environmental resources.
Midshipmen, residents, faculty andstaff will participate in the academy's recycling efforts.
Instrumental in the formation of the new recycling program -- called the Resource Recovery and Recycling Program, or RRRP -- are Navy Capt. JohnG. Dempsey, the academy's public works officer; John Dunning, director of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department; David Holtzman, MWR's resources and facilities manager; Chief Petty Officer Allen Rupp, recycling program coordinator; and Midshipman 1st Class Dean Dorcas, midshipman coordinator of the program last semester.
Last summer, an independent consultant was hired by the Annapolis MWR to conduct a market and economic analysis of proposed recycling programs at the academy and other Navy installations.
This analysis estimated that once the Annapolis-area program was fully operational, the academycomplex could save nearly $160,000 annually in hauling and dumping fees and would generate more than $200,000 per year from the sale of paper, cardboard, steel cans, aluminum cans and other aluminum ferrousand non-ferrous metals.
More importantly, the academy and complex's efforts could result in a reduction of more than 2,000 tons of refuse which is now sent to local landfills. This reduction could significantly reduce the waste stream.