Experience Faced The Challenge, and Beat It

Slate University of Now York al Albany
June 24, 1981
Experience Faced The Challenge, and Beat It
by Bob Bellaflore
Not everything went according to
plan. Three players decided In preseason that they did not want to
play basketball this year — one
potential starter and two other
substitutes that no doubt would
have seen much playing time. So
that took away the tremendous
amount of depth that coach Dick
Sauers thought he would have at his
disposal,, but it did leave him with
an incredible wealth of experience.
It also confronted the Danes with
a challenge. If they were going to be
any good, Sauers would.havc to use
all of his 26 years of basketball
know-how, and everybody would
be forced to make adjustments.
Rob Clune, one of two four-year
varsity players on the team, would
be the point guard rather than an
off guard — his more natural position. Ray Cesare, the other fouryear man, would play more at
guard than he did the year before,
when he was basically a forward.
Pete Stanish would have to learn
control because he was now a had to smile about.
starter instead of a sixth man. And
"I'm very, very pleased because
everybody had to get used to play- they got the most out of
ing more. Last year, only one player themselves," Sauers said.
played over 30 minutes per game.
More than once this season, the
" This season, four of the five starters Danes found themselves in an unen, ,. ,.„„ ,
__ viable situation. In the opening
\ <"<»•.
Strategically, Sauers had to tourney IH Brockport, Cesare was
deviate from his much preferred
style of a pressuring defense, and a
run-when-you-can offense. He
didn't have the depth nor the speed
to play his game, so he changed it.
Albany would slow the tempo down
all the time in favor of a more controlled and calculated pace, preserving his players' stamina so they
could get their maximum for not
only the 40 (and sometimes more)
minutes of a ballgame, but for the
entire season.
The results? Twenty-three wins
— the most ever in a single season,
against only five losses, for an .821
winning percentage; an outright
SUNYAC championship — the first
for Albany, and a third consecutive
NCAA Regional bid. Tack onto
that two regular season tournament
crowns in three appearances (in
which they beat last year's Division
III finalist Upsala, and a Division II
playoff bound Springfield), and
Ray Cesare
you have a campaign that Sauers
Marc Hemchel
slowed by an injured ankle (which
nagged him all year), but Albany
won. In the Christmas Tree Tournament in Pennsylvania, Albany
had to play without Pete Stanish,
and they lost to Wittenberg, last
year's national semi-finalist. There
were numerous other times when
Albany had to make adjustments,
and they made them well.
"I've never had a year with so
injuries," Sauers said. "Whenever we
' had an injury, someone came in and
picked up the slack. They always
found a way."
One way was by experience.
Seven games this season were decided by two points or less, and the
Danes won six of them. Sauers attributed it to the veterans. "There
really was a lot of experience out
there," he said, "and that helped us.
in the close games."
That was the most noticeable
aspect of the Danes. When the go-
ing got tough and the games got Sauers. "I don't think they were intight, they knew what to do and timidated by anybody's fans all
how to do it. "We made a lot of big year."
plays," Sauers said. "There was a
All the wins and all the success
different hero every game it seem- despite all the factors point to one
thing — all the experience. When
There was Cesare hitting a re- Sauers had his starting five on the
bound Jump shot to beat Union. court, he had veterans of 14 years
There was sophomore center John
Dieckclman's lay-up on a desperation play against Binghamton to put
the game into overtime, his rebound
shot that won It, and his 17-foot
swish at the buzzzer thai sent
Albany Into the East Regional title
game. And there was Stanish and
sub Mike Gatto, playing in the
backcourt because Clune and
Cesare both fouled out, combining
for two steals in the overtime
against Hamilton. And most of all
there was Gatto, and his two
dramatic crowd-silencing free
throws that gave Albany the
SUNYAC crown over eventual national champion Potsdam.
There were other disadvantages
the Danes had to face, namely a
schedule that provided only 10
home dates (out of 28 games), and
one stretch of five games in nine
days. "This is probably the best
road team we've every had," said
Rob Clune
Marc Hemchel
and Cesare came up through the
ranks together. Jednak and Simmons did the same. Simmons and
Clune played high school basketball
together. Stanish and Dieckelman
were also teammates in high school.
And in the pre-scason, they all went
to Sweden together.
"I think it was Important because
It made the team a very close-knit
group,", Sauers said. They were a
very close-knit group — as close a
team as I've ever had.
It is rarely the case where one of
Sauers' teams is led by just one
scorer, or just one reboundcr, or
just one player In any respect. This
season was no exception. As usual,
the scoring was balanced, with
Dieckelman leading the pack at a
13.4 points per game clip. Two
others were within one point: Clune
(12.5) and Stanish (12.4). Cesare
was also close, hitting at a 10.1 per
game clip.
But perhaps a more telling figure
as to their attitude was the number
of assists. Cesare was on top with
101 assists, followed by Clune (96)
and Stanish(88). The 1979-80 team
had more, but they were not as
evenly distributed.
"It's all spontaneous," Sauers
said. "They were all for each other
and that's why they played so well,
particularly in critical situations.
"The reason we had such a good
year is that they were a very
unselfish team."
As individuals, the Danes were
successful also. Four of the five
starters were named to alltournament teams at some point in
the season, with Clune getting MVP
honors in the Capital District
Tourney, and Dieckelman meriting
the award in both the Brockport
and SUNYAC Tournaments. Clune
became the eleventh man in Albany
history to score 1000 points, as well
as leading the team in minutes
But still, like any typical Sauers
team, it was the group effort that
led to success. "They just seemed to
be able to rise to the occasion
whenever there was an injury or an
illness. There was never a letdown," Sauers said. "Even when
they shot poorly, they found a way
to win.
"The whole team, the way they
played," Sauers continued, thinking back on 26 years of Great Dane
squads," was as good as any team
Joe Jednak
Dave Machson I've ever had."
• worth of college basketball to turn
to. Clune and Cesare each had four
years, Stanish had three, forward
Joe Jednak was starting for his second year, and Dieckelman, the
much-celebrated transfer from Colgate, was ready to begin his Great
Dane career.
But behind them were others like
senior Steve Low, who didn't score
as much as he did as a junior, but
provided the Danes with the kind of
defensive ability that neutralized
the opponents' big men like Derrick
Rowland of Potsdam and Kevin
Grimmer of Hamilton,
Corning off the bench with Low
was Gatto. A junior varsity standout as a freshman, Gatto found
himself in more than one pressure
situation this season, and more than
once, he came through.
Not only did Albany haVe experience, but they possessed a team
attitude that Sauers said none of his
Pele Stanish
teams has ever had before. Clune
Dave Machson.
Bill Pushes for Alumni on Board of Trustees
by Judlc Eisenhcrg
A bill which would require al
least three of the 15 appointed
members of the SUNY Board of
Trustees to be alumni was passed by
a vole of 137-5 in the Assembly late
last month.
The bill also states that one of the
three alumni should be a graduate
of a two-year SUNY college, according.io Higher Education Committee Chair Mark Alan Seigel.
Presently, only one member of
the board of trustees has received
an undergraduate degree from
SUNY, according to Student
Association of the Stale University
"Alumni on the board oflrustees
will be an asset lo the university
system," said Wysncwski. "By including alumni on Ihc hoard of
iruslces, the board will be
represented by I hose who have a
knowledge of the campuses and
students, Even more Important,
alumni sealed on Ihc hoard of
trustees will be identifiable
representatives for s t u d e n t s , "
Wysncwski added
The bill is presently in the Senate
Rules Committee, and is expected
lo come up in (his house in either
Seplcmbcr or January.
This same bill passed in Ihc
Assembly lasl year by a vote of
127-9, and in tile Senate by a vole of
56-0, only lo be vetoed by I lie
Willi one board position open al each campus, prescribing qualificathis lime and others becoming tions for students' continued enrollavailable
f u t u r e , ment and regulating curricula. They
Assemblyman Seigel urges students fulfill these responsibilities willioul
lo write Governor Hugh L. Carey receiving pay, although Secretary or
lo demand passage of this bill.
the University Martha Downey said
The SUNY Hoard of Trustees trustees receive compensation for
rneels once a month to mandate costs incurred while carrying oul
university policy. Through com- their duties.
munications they receive regularly
Tlic Board of Trustees consists of
while mil in Albany, and al Ihc two- 16 members, 15 of whom arc apday meetings held downtown in the pointed by the governor with the
SUNY Central building, llicy advice and conscnl of Ihc slate
review and coordinate the budgets Senate. Their 10-year lerms are
as well as manage the lands, staggered; iwo positions expire eacli
buildings, equipment and facilities odd year, while one poslllori expires
of the 64 schools in Ihc SUNY every even year. The sixteenth
member, Ihc SASU prescideni
phiim: Will Vtirmin
They are also responsible for ap- serves only one year. Students have
Assemblyman Mark Seigel
pointing ihc administrative head of been voting members since 1975.
Urges students to support hill.
Hearing Held on Acid Rain
Clean Air Act Discussed
Governor Carey and Senator Moynihani
Discussed environmental problems in the Northeast.
inn cm,,ii,i. .i.i
by Murk A. Fischctli
Senator Daniel Patrick Mnynihan
A U.S. Senate hearing was held
in the Campus Ccnlcr Assembly
( D - N . Y . ) , unci included presentations by Governor It,nil, I., fjarey
Hall early this month, on environmental problems cause by acid
rain as well as on Ihc fuiurc of the
Clean Air Ael which is due lo expire
on Seplember 30.
The hearing, was chaired by
rind several Canadian officials.
Testifying before the U.S.
Senate's Committee on"Envlronmcnl and Public Works, Carey said
iluu acid rain, which is precipitation
With a higher Ihnn normal acidity
resulting from air pollution, has
resulted in "Ihc destruction of some
264 Adirondack lakes and ponds,
which no longer support sport fish
"Tile waicr has turned lo acid,"
he said.
Carey also said federal officials
should allow New York lo implement new air quality slandards
wiihoui having lo wail for time consuming approval by Ihc U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Canadian officials expressed Iheir
concern over acid rain along Ihc '
U.S.-Canadian border. Increasing
complaints of U.S. pollution drifting across the border and resulting
in Canadian acid rain have been
received by both Carey and the
federal government in recent months.
Business Admissions to be Limited
by Ellen Epstein
The number of students admitted
to SUNYA's business school may
be limited in the fuiurc, according
lo Dean of the School of Business
Harvey Kahalis.
"Enrollments probably will have
lo be diminished, as ihc business:
faculty is finding il almost impossible" lo contend with the expanding
number of business students,
Kahalis said. He pointed out that
even senior level business courses
now contain 50 to 60 students,
which he considers "unproductive
for education."
Contributing to the predicted
decline in business school admissions is the fact that student interest
in business has grown rapidly since
"about 1975 or six," said Kahalis,
while business faculty members are
"very difficult to recruit" and very
expensive (among Ihc highest paid
of any teachers, according to
"Unless another mechanism to
get into the business school is devised" fewer admissions, and stiffcr
competition, seem inevitable,
Kahalis said. At present, he had no
other specific mechanism in mind.
Kahalis is now in the process of
preparing the enrollment plan for
this year. The requirements for admission to the School of Business
vary each year, depending on the
number of students to be accepted.
In other words, there Is no set
slandard for acceptance to the
business school. But, with the
predicted admissions decline,
students may have to prepare
themselves for a tighter, tougher
admission requirements than in the
Kahalis, who is taking over as
Dean of Ihc Business School for Bill
Holstcin, called Ihc present business
program "outstanding" and is nol
planning to change the general
courses or program. The program is
"pretty much dictated by our accrediting agency," anyway, said
Kahalis, who pointed out that
SUNYA's business school is the only one in Ihc region accrcdiled at the
graduate and undergraduate level.
Assistant to the Dean and Head
of Undergraduate Programs John
l.evalo affirmed thai business
degree requirement courses for
SUNYA's School of Business have
been in effect for thicc ycais and
will nol change this coming fall.
The only program changes
l.evalo predicts will come in effect
after this coming year, when
distribution requirements for all
students arc mandated.
At this time, said Lcvato, all majors may possibly have lo alter in
some way in order "to meet new requirements for the new system."
During a lunch-lime press conference, tlie Honorable Kcilh Norton, Minisler of the Environment
for ttte Province of Ontario, said,
"acid rain is one of the most severe
environmental probtcim (Cunnun)
In his testimony, Norton said,
"We all share a common airshed.
And willi Ihal sharing comes a joint
responsibility," He said the Iwo
countries have cooperated in the
pasl lo control Iransboundary air
pollution. Bui Canada has adopted
stricter pollution controls, which
should be matched by the U.S.,
Norlon said.
Senator Moynihan said federal
proposals lo disassemble the Clean
Air Aot and leave environmental
slandards up lo the individual slates
would be counterproductive, since
problems such as Ibis require nalional slandards.
He added thai the committee is
"not going to tear up the Act
because someone in the White
House thinks it's fashionable this
The Committee plans to keep and
revise the Act and Moynihan said
they "have Ihc support to extend
Convention Celebrates BogcottSuccess
by Jill Langella .
Nestle boycott organizers from
across the country, meeting in the
fifth National Conference of the Infant Formula Action Coalition
(INFACT) in Minneapaolis, pledged to slep up the scope and intensity
of the international Nestle boycott.
The Nestle boycott seeks to
pressure the Nestle company to
abandon its aggressive marketing
and promotion of infant formula.
The world health community has
found that such proposals persuade
women lo bottle feed their babies
which, if not done properly, may
lead to infections, malnutrition or
even denth. Cases of these afflictions have been documented
throughout the world, especially in
third world countries.
The international baby formula
market is estimated lo be growing at
15 to 20 percent per year. Nestle
controls 40 to 50 percent of the
third world market.
Howcter, Nestle has recently announced thai 'is nel profits declined
by 16.9 percent in 1980. Industry
observers believe the boycott and
publicity contributed substantially.
The INFACT conference, held
on the fourth anniversary of the
boycott, celebrated this news, as
well as the formulation and passage
of the World Health Organization
(WHO) International Code of
Marketing Infant Formulas.
The code was ratified last May in
Geneva by'l 18 nations with only the
"Reagan administration" opposing
it, said local INFACT organize'
Scott Somrher.
"We prefer not to say the United
States opposed it, because .the
House and Senate overwhelmingly
voted on resolutions censuring the
Reagan administration for its
negative vote," Sommer said.
Addressing the conference were
two senior officials in the U.S.
Agency for International Development (A.I.D.), who resigned in protest of the Reagan administration's
decision — Dr. Steven Joseph and
Tony Babb.
"The Nestle boycott should continue and even intensify," said
Joseph, formerly the ranking health
official in A.I.D.
Joseph and Babb received an
award for courage from the conference participants.
Conference delegates renewed
their call for Nestle to negotiate in
good faith. Commenting on the
company's refusal to negotiate in ,
the past 32 months, INFACT's National C h a i r p e r s o n Douglas
Johnson predicted "they'll be more
enthusiastic about discussion when
the plans and energies of this conference show up on their'sales
July 22, 1981
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Barnes & Noble Brings New Look to Bookstore INA Advocates Support ofN. Irish Political Prisoners
and Noble
Noble doesn't
doesn't want
want to
to get
gel inio
instructors for
for the
the next
next semester
semester and
„ inductors
ders mainly because of the services h
the business of buying stolen
by Bruce Llebei '
UAS felt Barnes and Noble could
at any point in the semester for oneBookstore Assistant Manager
The university bookstore lias a
provide the school.
For the fall rush, Gill plans t 0
half, the new book price. They will
new look — as well as new manage- Marj Campbell agreed, saying the
Barnes and Noble will operate a
have 16 cash registers in operation
ment — since the Barnes and Noble only problem in the transition oc- bookdrop and coat-check room then be resold for three-quarters of
10 "move students through the
company took over bookstore cured when Follett-SUNY refused across from the bookstore, where the new book price.
store as quickly as possible."
Assistant Manager Campbell said
operations from Follett-SUNY to accept books ordered by Barnes the Follett drugstore was located.
Barnes and Noble has kept Kinf
and Noble and delivered to SUNYA
earlier this summer.
that with such a policy in effect
Follett's full-time slaTf of 14, and
Among the major renovations before June 1. , Barnes and Noble crowding in front of the store and students should report any stolen
has kept all of those student
Barnes and Noble plans for the then had to reroute the books from provide for the security of the books to the bookstore immediateworkers who wished'to remain.
bookstore are removing two rear the loading docks to the UAS Com- students' possessions.
ly, as most books arc sold back to
The bookstore will he closed lor
walls to create more space for tex- missary for storage.
the store within an hour of the
the remainder of this week while
Campbell said this was a matter
tbooks, recarpeting the entire store
renovations arc being made
and installing a 19-speaker sound of Folletl "not wanting to be
Campbell noted that "Barnes
textbooks that have been re-ordered
system to play music from local responsible" for the Barnes and
radio stations, said Bookstore Noble inventory, although she
t h e problem
Manager Hank Gill.
Also, tables containing reducc- "immaterial" at this point in time.
Folletl Manager John Puhrborn,
price fiction and non-fiction books
done on the snack bar facilities. dicapped.
are on display throughout the store, presently manager of SUNY Bufby Kllcn Kpstein
Accordi ng to Main Carpculci
Zahm described the cooking equipand a special order program will be falo's bookstore, described the acSigns have been posted to promaintained so students can have ac- tion as "standard procedure" for a
ment there as "old and Inefficient" Bruce Widcman, new modern
hibit entry, chairs have been stackcess to books not currently in transition between two stores.
and said new, up-to-date equipment entrance-ways are bcinii conUniversity Auxilliary Services ed atop cluttered tables, sawdust will be purchased and installed.
stock, said Gil.
lies piled on the floor and the enOther changes include iclitiislimp
Changes in bookstore appearance (UAS) General Manager E. Norbcrt
reartrance doors 10 the Rathskellar
began as early as June 1, the date Zahm supported Fuhrborn's posi- Snack liar have been removed. The ranged in an attempt to combat furniture in the Rat, staining the
walls and cleaning Ihc drapes.
Barnes and Noble officially began
disarray is u result of UAS's congestion. Zahm explained that
The workers are ahead of
their five-year lease on the having gone "very smoothly,"
$150,01X1 plan to renovate the Rat. each new refrigerated counter area
The bookstore is leased to a
will hold only one specific com- schedule, Widcman said, mid
should complete the sis-week job in
The opening of the stoic went private firm in a bidding and InterManager E. Norberl Zahm, the modity. Therefore, those who wish
smoothly, Gill said, adding that viewing process conducted by UAS
to buy a sandwich will he on a dif- August 3.
At this time, a less expensive
"Barnes and Noble has established every live years.
ferent line than those who want to
Znhm said Barnes and Noble was ereat a mure allaclive and func- buy a soda.
refurbishment will take place in ihi
an extrcmemly cooperative relationtional
ship with UAS (University Attx- chosen IO operate the bookstore
There will also be a separate area- Commuter Cafeteria, also located
Zahm also hopes to expand the
ialliary Services)," the leasing agent over Follell-SUNY and other bidat an open end of the wall for fast In the basement of the Cnnipm
Centci. New carpeting, tables
to belter deal with increasing foods such as coffee and rolls, and
chairs and blinds will he Installed
business, and to allow more an area for small and large pizza
Zahm said, and the color scltcmi
students |o Join the Campus Center pies.
mcnl plan.
Zahm added that Ihc changes will be redone in blue, wine ami Ian
The old furniture and supplle
The majority of the work is being should facilitate access for the haltwill go mainly to the quai
in t h e air conditioned s h a d e
cafeterias, Zahm continued, ;m
partly to Camp Dlppikill,
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Between the alterations in ihcRi
and in the Commuter Cafeteria, a
well as changes in the universil
,.("/' r
bookstore, Zahm anticipates
"nice, new basement floor" in ll
Campus Center for the fall.
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crease awareness among the people and his mother was born in Philadelphia. Since
pressure "hlghcr-ups" to take a stand on Ireland recognizes dual citizenship, Bryce
this issue.
said, the question is raised as to whether he
Bryce believes British economic interests is considered an American citizen as well.
in the U.S. have dictated this country's
If it turns out that McEllwec can be conpolicy of silence. INA is calling for a sidered a United States citizen, Bryce said,
boycott of all British goods in the United "It's not an internal problem anymore. Are
States to pressure the British to grant Americans going to stand by and let an
political status to the 400 prisoners In Long American die?"
INA is presently working with ImmigraThe boycott would include commodities
such as Llpton tea, Cadbury chocolates and tion Committee Chair Hamilton Fish on
Scotch whiskey, as well as such this case.
establishments as Grand Union superAlso, INA is involved in raising money
markets and Red Coach restaurants.
for the families of Irish political prisoners.
Petitions have been circulatd on the "All the money we raise goes to Green
streets, and Bryce said several unions, Cross, which then distributes the money to
representing 17 million people, have come the prisoners' dependants," said Bryce.
"The families of mawicd prisoners receive
out in support of the boycott.
Their projects thus far have been suc- $14 to $15 per week, ancf those of single
cessful, Bryce feels, pointing to IPOW's in- prisoners receive $6 to $7 per week."
creased membership and the rising demand
INA is Ihc only organization in America
for INA literature.
authorized by the Irish Republican MoveINA is prescnlly working on the case of ment to collect funds in the United States
hunger striker Tliomas McEllwec. for Ihc dependants of Irish political
Although McEllwec was born in Ireland, prisoners.
Look for the
We Won't Leave You
of crimes against the British government |r
Northern Ireland were granted Prisoner of
War status. After this date, persons convicted of similar crimes were treated as
common criminals.
The British refusal to recognize the
demands of the prisoners without political
status prompted approximately 400 Long
Kesh prisoners to wage their own form of
Known as "Blanket M e n , " these
Within Albany, the INA and one of their prisoners have refused to wear the uniforms
subcommittees, Irish Prisoners of War, of common criminals, and wear nothing,
have been sponsoring weekly rallies at the save a blanket wrapped around them.
Capitol, advocating a boycott of British Members of their ranks have also gone on
goods in the United States and distributing hunger strikes to protest their criminal
literature in an effort " t o increase public status.
awareness of the situation in Northern
The Blanket Men have five demands: to
Ireland. . . and to try and increase activity be able to wear their own clothes; to be exin INA in the Albany area," said Bryce,
cused from prison work; to have free
The INA has been established in Albany association with other prisioncrs; to be able
to receive a letter, a parcel and a~vislt weekfor 12 years.
However, Bryce said, "This is the first ly; and to have remission time granted for
time we've continually had rallies this time spent on the blanket, as lime for good
way." INA members and sympathizers behavior is eliminated once a prisoner
gather in front of the Capitol every Tuesday becomes a Blanket Man.
to show support and solidarity with
These rights are presently enjoyed by
political prisoners incarcerated in Northern some 500 political prisoners who, having
Ireland's Long Kesh prison.
been arrested prior to the cut-off dale, arc
Bryce recalled that in 1968, when the contained in blocks only 100 yards from
British sent peace keeping forces into Nor- those of the Blankcl.Men.
thern Ireland, they were welcomed by the
Bryce believes it is hypocritical of the
Catholics there. At (he time, the Pro- Britislt to grant certain privelcdges to those
lestants, who outnumbered the Catholics arrested before March 1976, and not to
thrce-to-onc, had begun to bum Catholic those arrested afterwards.
"We made a committment when (Bobby)
"As it turned o u t , " Bryce said,"the Sands went on a hunger strike lo rally every
RUC (Royal Ulster Conslaptilatory) has week" until the United Stales intervened in
been terrorizing Catholic areas."
some way to stop Britislt injustices in NorAnd on "Bloody Sunday," January thern Ireland, said Bryce.
30,1972, British police forces shot and killSenator Sean Patrick Walsh has been
ed 13 people as both Catholics and Pro- successful in getting several resolutions contestants peacefully marched for civil rights densing British actions in Northern Ireland
in Northern Ireland, Bryce noted.
passed in (his slate, Bryce said. She hopes,
Prior to March I, 1976, those convicted that this, as well as INA efforts, will in-
T h o s e T h a t F E E L I t , KNOW I t ! !
and remember.
By Judle Elsenberg
and l'am Framkln
The recent deaths of Bobby Sands and
three other hunger strikers In Northern
Ireland have catalysed action from people
whom otherwise may have remained indifferent, Irish Northern Aid's (INA) Albany
Chapter Llason Patty Bryce believes.
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What Does It Matter?
After reading the local newspaper and watching the local T.V. news one tends to gel
disgusted. There is so much going on in the world and al the same time so Utile of it actually matters. The quality and selection by the news media is depressing. Keeping ibis
In mind we present a brief summary of some supposedly pressing issues.
Who really cares about the baseball strike? I don't. If they play I watch, if they don't
I'll watch something else. The solution is just that easy. Pete Rose put it best wdten he
said,"Baseball is a kid's game." The owners and players epitomize this remark best by
being like the kid who lakes his ball home when the other kids won't play according to
his rules.
People arc doing anything to bring a little baseball into their lives. The Siral-O-Matic
all-star game was just played last week and received national press coverage. Radio has
been rcbroadcasting old games and newspapers have been reprinting old stories. This Is
like being out of underwear and sifting through your laundry bag only to put on an old
dirty, crusty pair.
And now for the grand finale — the White House is getting involved in the negotiations. Is it because President Reagan is upset because he didn't gel to throw out the first
ball al lasl weeks scheduled all-star game? If and when the strike is over, wouldn't it he
great if the fans had a strike of their own and didn't show up to any games? It would be
well deserved, but it would never happen.
Now on the international scene . . . The media is drooling over Prince Charles' and
Lady Diana's wedding. Some genius in Hollywood probably already has the right* to a
movie extravaganza concerning the wedding called the "King and Di." I mean who
really cares about a couple of English snoots getting married? People get married every
minute of every day.
Many newspapers and television stations are covering this. But why, I ask, is the National Enquirer getting involved! Come on guys, there must be some more important
things going on in the world than that, Why can't you dev)te a feature on a women
love-slave held in captivity for ten years in the back woods of Arkansas? Or even one of
those great Jean Dixon features, predicting an unforeseen ingrown toenail for President
Reagan, and the media blitz continues . . .
Now as far as publications go, something really bothers mc. New Yorkers consider
themselves the most intelligent, sophisticated and articulate bunch. Then how come the
New York Post Is "America's fastest growing newspaper?"
1 once heard that ihc lop 20 percent of literate New Yorkers reads the Tlwex, The bo. torn 30 percent don't read at all and the Post and Daily News fight for those in the middle. In Greenwich Village there are bumper stickers that reud, "aren't you ashamed lo
be reading the New York Post'." Now It's rumored that the Dally News is behind this,
hm in Greenwich \ illagc who could know anyway!
The lust-news item comes out of Washington. The Defense Department reported that
the army is at 99 percent capacity.! guess President Reagan is going lo huvc to bring the
draft back.
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July 22.
Suny's Super Summer Shew
/ « - y j capln, the Mollere comedy that ap\JS
peared recently at the S U N Y A Pert '
forming Arts Center, wasn't Just
great, It was sensational. Its lighting by Tom
Clark, Its costuming by Amy Koplow, Its
scene design by Geoffrey Hall, Its flawless
direction by Paul Schneider — were all sensational. But most notable was the sensation
created by the perfect fusion of the actors'
Joanne Weiner
The plot concerns two fathers — Argorrte
and Geronte — and their respective sons —
Octavio and Leander. Their family conflicts
center around the secret man-lages of each
son. In order to win "fatherly approval,"
they enlist the help of Leander's artful manservant, Scapln.
The clever and deceitful ways thai Scapln
uses to fool the fathers give way to the
bizarre turn of events so typical of Mollere's
The performances, however, were far
from typical. Steve Lais, playing Argonle,
personified the epitome of the author's Intended farce. Mr. Lais' character ran the
range from susceptibility to Scapln's games
to total persuasion. The actor posses a true
gift — a pair of eyes that can make any role
he plays convlncable. He used them to his
total advantage here.
us his weak side during emotional stress.
Joseph Travers provided a most humorous
transformation from cowardice to courag
Unlike Argonte, the character of Geronte,
played by Jonathan Fried, ran a different
range of emotional expression. Fried showed smooth versatility while conveying both
the physical and verbal abuse dished out by
Ihe wise Scapln. A flawless expression of
sheer anger and pitiful greed showed just
how comfortable this actor was with his role.
His son, Leander, played by Brian
McNamara, seemed to capture Mollere's
true humor. McNamara played his part with
ease — as though he was truly enjoying
himself. The audience enjoyed his smooth
sarcastic quips while judging Scapln's excuses for deceiving him. His performance
conveyed Leander's naively — his poullng
face and wrinkled chin showed us ihe
character's vulnerability.
His best Irlend. Oclavlo effecllvely showed
His fear of his father \«as overwhelming —
convincingly pitiful. He entrusts his heart
and soul to Scapln, and the artful dodger
doesn't let him down.
How could he let anyone down? He was
lovable,, adorable, believable and most of all
professional. He lended an air of llgiithearted humor and finesse to an already
tight cast. With just a smile or a wink he captured his audience. We were Scapln's
disciples — at mercy to his every move.
From such Insignificant things as adjusting
clothing or sipping w i n e ' t o such extraordinary delivery of persuasive mannerisms
and cross-stage endurance race, Marc Durei
spelled professional. Duret, who Is from the
Theatre Nallonale Populalre, France,
managed somehow to steal Ihe show. There
was a magical attraction to his superlative execution. Marc Duret was a sensation.
Come fall, S U N Y A ' h a s the honor .,1
welcoming back the cast of Scapln, In lis entirety. No one shrjuld miss Ihe chance lo sue
this company bring out'the farce of Mollere
Show-stealing M a r k D u r e t stars lo Ihe fullest. As Scapln himself would say.
as the wlley Scapln at t h e P A C .
"Ehh, It's a hoi one!"
A Moliere Masteq
Ne Harping On The Miser
sTk J hen one goes to see a Mollere play
it's certain that there's going |o In' a
r W
good amount of farce mingled with
a small amount of plausible dramatics — just
enough to keep the audience from grimacing
madly every time one of Mollere's ingenious
plot twists surfaces. The current S U N Y A
Summer Theater production of The Miser
Harpagon, the miser so totally commanded your attention that II was difficult to look
elsewhere when he was on stage. Giving a
line performance as a man who loves his
money lo Ihe point of paranoia. Serbagi was
able lo convey that characteristic lo Ihe audience without appearing overly obsessed;
which runs through Saturday .August 1. Is
KaVhy K i s s a n e
directed by Al Asermely, chairman of Ihe
theater department and blends both of these
elements together for an overall enjoyable
evening of Mollere.
In Ihe Interests of lime and this column,
the management of the Performing Atjs
Center was kind enough lo lei the ASP
review a dress rehearsal Sunday nighi. Now,
I for one, don't think reviewing a dress
rehearsal is fair, as Ihere usually are many inconsistencies presenl during dress rehearsals
that have a magical way of disappearing
when opening night comes around.
Roger S e r b a g i in the
However, I couldn't have had any more
unfounded fears, (or afler Ihe play began I
was so completely Involved with wlial was
going on up on the stage that I hardly noticed all those little annoying things thai have a
tendency to happen during dress rehearsals.
Guesl artist Roger Serbagi, in Ihe title role of
Ills attentions are also directed lowards the
young Mariane. played by Esther Ehrman,
and orchestrated by the matchmaker
Frosine, comically played by Joan Fisher, a
local community theater actress.
Ol course, Ihere Is subplot upon sub-plot
thai Moliere is so fond of. and by the end of
New York: 1997
the play It's somewhat difficult 1o sort out Ihe
characters. The miser has a son Cleante.
played by Ward Dales, and a daughter Ellse.
Debbie Holland. Well II seems Cleante Is also
in love with Mariane (as Is his father) and
Elise has her hearl set on Valere (Jonathan
Fried), steward to the miser. But the father
has other plans for his daughter, namely
marrying her off lo Anselme (Dennis Dlefendorf). It turns out that Anselme is actually the
long-lost lather of Valere and mariane (who
up until this point dldn'l know they were
brother and sister) and extremely rich as
well. Suffice II lo say thai all the young lovers
are suitably paired al Ihe end and our friend
Ihe miser, is blissfully reunited with his
Moliere had wrlllen Ihe play In 17th century France bul (or this producllon Asermely
moved Ihe play up 300 years lo Nice.
France circa 1925. Probably ihe most pleasing aspect of that scene change was reflected
in the costumes designed by Arr Koplow.
resident costume designer in Ihe theater
department al SUNYA. It was enough lo
make you wish those styles would' come
back into fashion. Geoffrey Hall, guesl scene
designer, captured Ihe essence of The Miser
with an elegantly designed set made lo appear a bit threadbare due to the reluctance of
Its owner lo part with any of his well-hoarded
money. The lights by Tom Clark nicely
enhanced Ihe set and costumes.
There were many funny comic bits
throughout and notably one Involving Jacques (artfully executed by Marc Normandin), another servant of the miser who
doubles as cook and chauffeur in his duties.
The scene shows the miser and his son.
Cleante, Involved In an argument and Jacques acting as the affable peacemaker. It's a
wonderful piece of work.
Other performances worth mentioning
were those by Fred as the steward Valere
who supplied that necessary dose of sobei
dramatics amid all that farcical fare thai
strangely served lo heighten the comedy.
Joan Fisher was equally believable as Ihe
matchmaker Frosine and her scenes with
Serbagi were delightfully funny.
Some minor players that deserve nollce
are Malt Healy as a gum-chewing police officer and Mall Elie as LaFleche, an Impish little rogue who manages, (or a brief moment,
lo relieve the miser of his money-case thai
results In untold confusion lo the household.
Jim Dixon
Imitated movie of modern years, and If his
last film, The Fog was nothing to write home
about, his latest, Escape From New York, Is
the sort of summer escapism I cry for on hot
Saturday nights.
Ostensibly, Escape From New York, a
futuristic drama In which Ihe Big Apple Is a
walled-ln maximum security prison, Is
science fiction. In fact, It's really a fast-paced
action melodrama (or adulls who want
escapist film fare without feeling like Idiots.
Kurt Russell, who comes closer to Clint
Eastwood than Wall Disney, plays Snake, an
ex-war hero turned felon who Is given a Mission : miposs/b/e-lype chance lo avoid confinement to New York Prison. The President
(Donald Pleasence). who was enroute lo a
vital International summll meeting, has
crashed Inside ihe city walls and someone'
with a lot of motivation has lo go In and bring
him out Inside of twenty-four hours, Russell
is beautifully macho the way Sam Spade used to be — with a sense of higher morality
that marked Ihe old-fashioned anllheroes of
another time.
A l l t h a t Yeur Eyes Can
J > ost of the critics liked Moonraker,
y j y y the last James Bond movie, and
v / » V most of them don't seem to like For
Your Eyes Only, the latest. This Is a mystery
to me, since For Your Eyes Only is not only
Ihe best Bond film In ages, bul an excellent
acllon currently rivalled only by Raiders o/
the Lost Ark. Possibly they prefer Ihe explolts of 007 to be portrayed as essentially
Jim Dixon
plotless self-parodies, a category that
the most lavish and most
popular Bond movie certainly fits Into.
For Your Eyes Only is a throwback, as far
as Ihe most recent Bond films are concerned. It actually reminds one of the original Ian
Fleming novels-. In fact, parts of the shorl
story "For Your Eyes Only" actually make it
to the screen. {For Your Eyes Only is actually a collection of short stories, and not a
novel). Slill Ihe screenplay, by Richard
Malbaum „ n d Michael G. Wilson, both of
whom have written other Bond fllmss. Is
essentially an original slory, Al least
somewhat original. Most of ihe elements of
the plot come from From Russia With Love
and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Secret Agenl James Bond, played for Ihe
fifth time by Roger Moore. Is assigned to
locale a lop-secret transmitter which sunk
with a damaged spy ship off the coast of
Greece. Carole Bouquet, the most exciting
"Bond Girl" since Ursula Andress crealed
Ihe mold In Dr. No.plays the daughter of a
' marine archaeloglsl who was assassinated by
the Olher Side while helping the British
government covertly find the wreck. The
plot has Bond Iracklng down leads and being
beset by murderous adversaries al every
In other words. For Your Eyes Only, like
most of Ihe Bond films, is an acllon film.
Director John Glenn, directing his first
.feature film here, direcled Ihe second unlls
and edited the last few Bond films, and audiences have already seen some of his
footage In The Spy Who Loved Me and
Moonraker. Glenn is actually a better action
director than Lewis Gilbert, who direcled
these and other Bond films. His camera Is
always right In the middle of things. He" gives
acllon movie audiences exactly what they
want: inuoluemenf. Though it's too early to
tell with only one film. Glenn could be as
good an action director as Richard Rush or
Steven Spielberg.
For Your Eyes Only provides plenty of the
type of thrills 007 audiences go lo the movies
for. Bond Is dangled from a helicopter, towed behind a boat as shark-bait, skis down by
a bobsled run while pursued by a motorcycle, chased over a beach by dune buggies.
What Bond-walchers will nollce less of Is
gimmicks and sex. (The villains have some
prelly neat toys though, and in one par-
Still, moviegoers old enough to remember
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes may lind
Kurt'Russell wllh long hair, a lieard and a
high-powered submachine gun a bit ol a
Carpenter and Nick Castle's scrlpl Is faslmovlng and sufficiently literate, providing
enough opporlunllles for Carpenter lo remind us that his flrsl large success was wllh a
horror film. Primarily though, the slory Is
there to put Snake through his paces as he
locates and frees the President. Carpenter's
New York of 1997 Is populated by a
ticularly amusing bit of black humor, a henchman learns not to ignore Ihe "Burglar Protected" tag on Bond's Lotus Esprit when the
car explodes as he tries to jimmy the lock).
And alluring as Carole Bouquet Is, their
union doesn't lake place until the end of the
film. Bond even goes so far as to shoo LynnHolly Johnson, as a teenage ,-kating star, out
of bed when she tries lo seduce him.
A major assel to For Your Eyes Only Is
Moore's performance. Unlike his lackluster
sleepwalking act in Moonraker, here he acts.
Slill. while custom has made Moore acceptable as 007. he's slill a distant second In
popularity to Sean Connery for most Fleming fans. {On Her Majesty's Secret Service's
James Bond, George Lazenby Is a still more
distant third). And Moore seems to be showing his age (he's fifty-two), and either the
plots are going to have to start reflecting this,
or a younger Bond will have lo be found.
Where For Your F.yes Only succeeds the
best, and where the bulk of the Roger Moore
Bond vehicles have failed, Is In recreating the
tone of the Ian Fleming novels. Llue and Let
Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The
Spy Who Loved Me, and
became Increasingly comedic as their
budgets edged Into the stratosphere. For
Your Eyes Onli) is emphatically not a John
LeCarre-style espionage thriller, but then
neither was Ian Fleming a LeCarre-style
campy and larger-than-life, as are the best of
Ihe films (From Russia With Love, GoldfInger. Thunderbolt, and On Her Majesty's
Secret Service).
Glenn allows a light touch, but the action
is w ver played for laughs, and one is occasionally reminded that the " 0 0 7 " number
signifies a license lo kill. While For Your Eyes
Only doesn't allow for the massive sneclal effe< Is sequences of Moonraker, the products n Is lavish, beautifully photographed by
Al in Flume, and the scrlpl exists as
something more (i( not much) than a thread
holding together action scenes.
Dld-tlme Bond fans will miss the late Bernnid Lee as " M . " and Bill Conli's lackluster
score only hints al Ihe old "(107 Theme"
which n Bond movie Is jusl supposed to
have. (In (art. coupled with some o( the
mure gorgeous shots in the movie one Is
disci mcerllngly reminded i if Kodak commercials) The song "For Your Kyes Only" Itself
is fun enough, sung by Sheena Easton. who
For Your Eyes Only is not only could be a "Bond Girl" herself, and lor Ihe
the best Bond film in ages, but is purlsls who will insist on i l . the credils sequence is vintage Bond.
excellent action.
' On Ihe whole. For Your F.yes Only is far
above par for the recent Bond films. It's exciting, funny, well-paced entertainment with
almost everything a Bond film should have.
II Orlopussy, the next Bond film, and Ihe
lasl that will have an Ian Fleming title. Is this
good, when Roger Moore says "My name is
Bondr-ilnmas B o n d . " t'U believe htm. More
Minn thai. I may even mix his vodka martini,
shaken not slirred. myself
The performance I saw Sunday night was
pretty well pul together and looked very
ready for an audience. It's more of what audiences expect of a Moliere play and thai
(act, plus Ihe abilities of the aclors Involved,
should Insure a favorable run. Add to thai a
soundtrack o( original 1929 Maurice
Chevalier recordings and you've got It made*
Besides choosing the best quad,
you may want to become involved in quad events and activities
that keep Indian Quad #/. Come
to the first interest meeting in
delightful variety of eccentric convict
characters, played by the likes o( Ernest
Borgnlne. Adrienne (Mrs. John Carpenter)
Barbeau. Season (Mrs. Kurt Russell)
Hubley. Harry Dean Stanton and Isaac
Hayes, who almost steals the show as the
colorful "Duke o( New York," a cross between Marlln Luther King and Superfly.
Carpenter proves himself an able acllon
director, and Escape From New York Is an
almost non-stop pageant of fights, duels
chases, riots and assorted bits of mayhem.
Carpenter successfully puts Ihe viewer In the
center of things wllh a moving camera and a
good eye for impact. Dean Cundey. who
also phologr V d Carpenter's far-loss successful The I rj, glees the movie a dark,
moody look, id,the producllon design by
veleran desl: ,'r Joe Alves combines location shooting, sets, and mlnlalures cleverly
to produce a movie which looks tar more expel slve than il probably was.
All In all, / '.scape From New York Is an enjoyable, exclllng night out. Il more than
holds lis own against movies thai cost three
limes as n - • lo make, and for the most
Kurt Russell Is not your typical
pari, gives audiences more of Ihe ihrllls they
boy-next-store In Excape
go to an action movie for. Escape is ihe sort
New \ork.
of movie that lives up to lis name.
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Nobody Does it Better
A Great Escape
/ J \ J . " c n y ° u s l o P and think that if Join
Carpenter had never seen a
~ ~
'Howard Hawks film he mighl
never nave become a director himself, II
makes you grateful for the movies. The exuberance that Carpenter evidently experienced In movie theaters as a boy is
something he passes on to modern audlences. Carpenter's Halloween Is the most-
Page Six
July 22, 1981
Albany Student Press
smoMn' in the last lane
The automobile driver's »wi
reportedly has became One of the
most popular places for high school
students to smoke marijuana. A study of 5,500 high schoolers
in 16 states — a study conducted by
the American Automobile Association — has found that hundreds of
thousands of teenagers apparently
smoke pot while driving.
England. Jeffrey studied the birth
records and handedness of 1,094
babies born in local' hospitals; she
found boys were more likely to be
left-handed,than girls — with a 20
percent southpaw rate forttlSles, as
compared to 14 percent for females.
In addition, first-born babies of
women over 39 were much more
likely to be left-handed. As many as
43 percent of the babies in that
category were born left-handed, as
compared to an average left-handed
rate of 17 percent.
The number of boys born lefthanded increased to 40 percent
when the male child was delivered
feet first rather than head first.
According to the AAA study,
about 55 percent of those questioned said they used'marijuana; and
the places where this smoking
reportedly takes place include cars,
A South American concert profriends' homes or "the street."
A surprising finding in the survey moter has offered the Rolling
was the attitude among many Stones what may be the largest fee
students that, while it's "okay for ever paid for a single performance.
me" to smoke while driving, it's not Robert Medina, president of the
smart for anyone else to do it. The Artplan Promotion Firm of Rio Dc
study found that while many teens Janeiro offered the Stones one
admitted they used pot while driv- million dollars to perform just one
ing, many of those same teens said concert at Rio's Aulodromc Arena
they would not remain a passenger this November.
in another car if the driver was stonMedina flew lo New York City
last week personally lo make Ihe offer lo Mick Jaggcr. According lo
the promoter, the concert will be
Ihe largest ever held — drawing an
estimated crowd of more than
If you were born feel first, if
500,000 persons.
you're a boy, and if your mom was
One of Medina's previous shows
about 40 years-old when she had
you, there's a good chance you're holds Ihe current record for Ihe
largest attendance al a single perleft-handed.
That's the finding of a rcccnl formance: more than 200,000 perstudy published by Carole Jeffrey sons paid to sec Frank Sinatra perof Manchester University's Institute form last year al Kin's Marcana
of Science and Technology in Stadium*
the boy otherwise was in excellent
health and had no risk factors for
heart disease.
Anderson says psychological tests
showed, however, that the youth
was suffering from stresses unusual
for his age.
Anderson states that heart attacks occuring among teenagers are
rare — with only about one case a
year being reported. However, he
warns, "if heart attacks in
adolescents are linked to stress,
then the number may increase
because of the growing pressures on
wanna bet!
People who like to play the horses
may be able to determine a winner
— simply by studying the
biorhythms of both the horses and
the jockeys.
That's the advice of Dr. Rory
Hamilton, a physician from
Hawick, Scotland. Biorhythms are
the changing emotional, intellectual
and physical cycles allegedly experienced by all human beings from
the moment of birth.
bobby bombs
A ticket lo a Bob Dylan concert
in London is about as popular these
days as a parking ticket.
, It used to be that tickets to Dylan
concerts sold out within hours of
going on sale. However, tickets for
a scheduled Dylan appearance in
London went on sale almost a
month ago and, at last report,
stacks of the tickets were left on the
According to The London Sun,
former Dylan fans are being turned
off by the born-again rcligous
messages of his latest tunes. According to the newspaper: "Fans arc
worried that their idol will turn up
on stage wearing a dog collar and
telling them to repent.
million dollar stones
southpaws do it again
Hamilton says bettors, by using
biorhythms, can work out the peak
performance days for both Ihe
horses and their riders.
Says Dr. Hamilton, "biorhythms
work for athletes, so I don't see
why ihe same principle should not
apply to horses."
-stress attack
Heart attacks arc usually
associated with older people, but a
Duke University researcher says
stress may be causing heart attacks
in healthy adolescents.
Dr. Philip Anderson is a clinical
assistant professor al Ihe Duke
University Medical Center. He says
he recently came across the case of a
17-year-old boy who suffered a
heart attack — despite the fact that
chubby chewies
There's good news for
who like to nibble on
snack foods. A private
company claims to have
the world's first diet potato chip.
A spokesperson for Critical Fluid
Massachusetts, says the company
"has developed a process for
removing oil from potato chips and
similar snack foods without affecting their flavor or texture."
The firm says it plans to begin
marketing the diet chips.
i robot
Japanese researchers are attempting to build humanoid machines
that will clean buildings with
brooms, write signatures on letters,
and even feel women's breasts lo
detect cancerous lumps.
The Japan Economic Journal
reports that a company in Tokyo, a
firm known as Aulomax is developing a robot, powered by a car battery, that can move across floors to
sweep away rubbish and din. Thai
same machine reportedly can double as a security guard by using sensors to sound a warning whenever
an intruder is detected. It is said to
have five mechanical fingers with
which it can sense obstructions such
as walls, cupboards, or pieces of
The Secretary Robot being constructed by Ihe Fujitsu Corporation
has three hands. Two of them are
designed lo leaf through papers
much like a human worker does,
while the third one signs signatures
on documents.
The final robot, being built at
Tokyo's Waseda University, tas 25
fingers. The machine reportedly can
grasp a human breast, and then
relay its tactile feelings to a central
computer which can, in turn, detect
potentially malignant lumps.
Moliere's "The Miser"
in English
The new compound, called a
"prodrug", appears lo have solved
some of these problems by
chemically attaching to the araC
molecule a phospholipid, a fatty
molecule that is a major constituent
of cell membranes. The result is
araCDP-L-dipalmitin, which acts
as a rcposilory for the araC, protecting it from degradation until a cell
absorbs the prodrug. Once inside
the cell, enzymes release the araC,
which then kills the cell by disrupting its metabolic processes.
Detailed lexicological studies of
the prodrug have not ycl been completed, but its potential advantages
include lowering toxic side effects
and improved activity against cells
that have developed resistance to
araC. In addition, MacCoss said,
the prodrug appears lo survive
longer in Ihe bloodstream than
araC, permitting effective treatment with lower doses.
Tests on mice injected with one ended after 45 days. A single survivmillion leukemic cells showed that ing leukemia cell will multiply and
those treated with the prodrug lived kill a mouse in about 18 days.
an average of 36 days, while mice
The work is the subject of a paper
treated with araC lived an average in the July issue of the scientific
of about 15 days, and untreated journal Cander Research.
mice lived only about nine days. In
Further research is needed before
this experiment, the mice given the the prodrug is tested on humans,
prodrug received half the dose of but it could be the first of a family
those given araC.
of drugs that can lower prescribed
doses and also reduce the toxic side
In some test groups, about half effects usually associated with
the mice treated with the prodrug cancer chemotherapy, said Macwere still alive when the experiment Coss.
Legislature Acts as Session Closes
by Mark Fischctll
As the stale legislative session
drew to a close on July 10, the pace
al which lawmakers decided on bills
One bill of major student interest
concerns the Tuition Assistance
Program (TAP). Two different versions of the TAP bill existed,
suspending both houses in a
deadlock for two months.
A compromise was reached last
week, increasing the maximum
TAP award from $1,800 to $2,000,
and the minimum award from $200
to $250 thjs fall for incoming
freshmen. Sophomores, juniors and
seniors will continue lo receive
awards on their old TAP schedules.
Family net taxable income for Ihe
maximum award was Increased
from $2,750 lo $4,000.
To qualify for the minimum
award, the student's family's net
taxable income, which previously
could not exceed $20,000, now must
not exceed $25,000.
The major controversy responsible for the deadlock was Ihe Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) provision passed by
ihe Assembly, but opposed by Ihe
Senate. STAP would provide aid lo
students who are educationally
disadvantaged and who might not
qualify for TAP money because of
low grades or a less than full lime
course load.
The STAP provision was passed
and could effect an estimated
15,000 to 20,000 CUNY students.
SUNYA Director of Financial
Aids Donald Whltlock said the
continually undecided status of Ihe
TAP bill had slowed determination
of financial aid awards at SUNYA,
and had caused some incoming
students depending on TAP awards
lo delay accepting admission.
In other action al the Capitol, the
Senate approved a bill designed lo
stop 4he sale of "kiddie porn,"
making child pornography books,
or video tapes, a form of contraband. The law applies lo any
presentation "which includes a
child less than 16 years of age
engaged in sexual intercourse,
deviate sexual intercourse, sexual
bestiality, or lewd exhibition of
Those possessing or selling (he
contraband would face up lo seven
years in prison. The hill laces an
uncertain future in tlie Assembly,
where ii will be presented in (tie fall.
Governor Hugh L. Carey vetoed a
bill mandating courts to consider
joint custody of children in divorce
cases, a measure pushed by profather groups such as Equal Rights
for Fathers lo reverse the traditional practice of awarding custody
lo tlie mother.
Carey objected Id the bill because
il presumes join! custody is in ihe
best interest of the child, a determination Carey feels is best left to
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He also objected because it would
allow joint custody to be awarded
even if only one parent agreed to il.
In his veto message Carey said,
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(hat joint custody will work only
when parents join together in a
spirit of love for the benefit of their
Carey has also vetoed Ihe socalled cull bill, which would have
allowed ihe courts lo appoint a temporary guardian for a member of a
religious cull, with the power of
legally removing thai person Iroin
Ihe cull group for a 45-day period
of "deprogramming."
The governor .vetoed' u similar bill
lasl year, wary of constitutional
Cull members would have had to
exhibit unexpected personality
changes, and must have been drawn
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An extremely effective compound for treating leukemia in
laboratory mice has been prepared
by combining a drug commonly used in leukemia chemotherapy with a
natural constituent of cell membranes, according to Malcolm MacCoss of the Department of Energy's
Argonne National Laboratory.
The new compound may also be
free of some ol' the toxic side effects
commonly associated
"We have what appears to be a
very good drug for treating
leukemia in mice hut there have
been no clinical or even preclinical
tests on humans yet," said MacCoss, who is the leader of the scientific.team that developed the compound at Argonne and tested it at
Roswell Park Memorial Institute,
Before the compound can be
tested on humans, it must pass a
series of tests on animals larger than
mice to determine .my possible toxic
side effects, and it must undergo
additional experiments to determine
precisely how it works in the body.
Arabinocylidine, commonly
known as araC, has been used for
about 15 years lo treat leukemia in
humans, but a number of problems
arc associated with Its use. For example, it has toxic side effects
because it attacks healthy cells as
well as leukemic ones.
11 also degrades in a matter of
minutes in the bloodstream, thereby
requiring frequent and large doses
thai aggravate its toxic side effects.
Furthermore, leukemic cells can
develop resistance to araC, said
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July 22, 1981
Local Sports Figures Honored at Charity Dinner
Sauers Is One of 11 Awarded
former world heavyweight chamby Steve Greenberg
The First Annual Albany Area pion; Wilma Rudolph, three-time
medal winner in the 1960!
Sports Award Dinner, held this past
Friday night, was a successful first Olympics; and John F. X. Condon,
step in Albany's attempt to enter long time voice of Madison Square
the world of big time sports.
The speeches were basically
"The gala event, held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, lightheartcd and jovial and containhonored 11 outstanding local ed mostly sports reminiscences and
athletes, including SUNYA's Head j o k e s a b o u t those present.
Basketball Coach, Dick Sauers. In Toastmastcr Ed O'Hairc started the
addition, all proceeds from the din- evening off by noting that "this Is
ner benefitted the Onward Fund, the greatest collection of sports per'which fosters and supports amateur sonalities to dine together since
Howard Coscll dined alone."
athletics in the Capital Region.
. Not to be outdone, Governor
Over 750 people attended the dinner to honor the award winners and Carey called Mayor Corning
listen to speeches from the many "America's original marathon man
, political and sports celebrities pre- who has been running since 1940."
sent. Among those who spoke were He did not, however, forget about
Governor Hugh L. Carey; Mayor the reason for ihc gathering and the
Erastus Corning II; Gerry Cooncy, importance of the Onward Fund
r a n k e d when he reminded everyone
heavyweight c o n t e n d e r ; Rod "athletics are neither a luxury nor a
Gilbcr, former New York Ranger frill, thev arc a necessity."
Mayor Cgrning was pleased by
Hockey star; Floyd Patterson,
Chamber of Commerce President William Davles (left) coordinated the
dinner, which was attended by Governor and Mrs. Carey (center) and
Mayor Corning. (Photo: Victor Grant)
The honored guests and speakers sat on the upper dais, while the award recipients occupied the lower dais.
SUNYA's Coach Dick Sauers is fourth from the right on Ihc lower tier. (Photo: Victor Grant)
the turnout, calling the evening a
success. He predicted a long future
for the annual event, saying it will
be "bigger, better, and more
satisfactory every year."
The politicians kepi their comments short and quickly opened ihc
floor to Ihc athletes. Gerry Cooncy
received the largest ovation of Ihc
night. He had the option of being in
Las Vegas with his attorney or here
in Albany,-and "of course I chose
Albany," he said.
Having been ranked as the
number one contender for the last
15 months. Cooncy Is upset that he
has not yet been aiven a chance to
light for the title. He predicted,
however, that within a year he
would figlu Larry Holmes for the
WliC heavyweight crown. It was
just recently that Cooncy was
denied Ihc opportunity to light
Mike Weaver Tor the WHA title.
Cooncy called it an "outrage" thai
the WBA refused to allow Weaver
to fight the number one contender.
Cooncy said it hurls boxing when
Ihc WBC and WBA, boxing's two
sanctioning committees, step in and
lell fighters who they can and cannot fight. The next speaker, Don
Dunpliy, perhaps the' mosl famous
ringside a n n o u n c e r , echoed
Cooney's feelings when he cited the
need for a United Stales Boxing
Dunpliy objected lo Ihc power of
the,WBA and WBC, both based in
Latin America, to control boxing in
this country. Dunpliy received the
obvious support of the guests when
lie said of Cooncy, "I don'l sec how
he could miss. He's going lo be the
ncxl heavyweight champion of the
world." ,
The only baseball player lo be
represented among the honored
guests was former New York
Yankee and Pittsburgh Pirate first
baseman Dale Long. Long, who
holds the major league record lor
having hll eight home runs in eight
consecutive games, called for an
end lo the current six-week baseball
strike. Long claimed that the strike
was Ihc fault of the players. "The
players are on strike only because of
greed," Long said.
Wilma Rudolph, the last speaker
of the evening, has worked to promote the '/lympics and amateur
athletics for the last 20 years. Calling the dinner "a grand event,"
si m
Rudolph emphasized ihc importance of helping the youth of
America pursue athletics. She
stressed the need for groups like the
Onward Fund. Of amateur athletics
Rudolph said, "together we can
make il work."
At the conclusion of the
speeches, O'Hairc presented awards
lo the II local athletes honored, in
addition lo Sauers, the award recipients were: Tony Asterino, Sienn
lacrosse team captain and MVP;
Howard C'haihonncau, professional soccer player for Albany's
New York E a g l e s ; M a u r a
D'Andrea, 13 year-old junior
speedskating champion; John Gcrinann, all around athlete who litis
excelled in baseball, football, bowling, and golf; Mary Jo Kelly, New
York Stale Woman's Amaieur Golf
Champion; Barry Kramer, AllAmerican basketball player al Linlon High School in Schenectady
and at N.Y.U. before going pro; Irma Magce, a champion ice skater;
Kelly Raber, quarterback, captain
and MVP of Hudson Valley Community College's football learn;
Diane Rlchburg, All-American high
school track star; and Bill Shields,
three-lime New York State
Amaieur Golf Champion.
Coach Sauers, who will lead the
defending SUNYAC champion
Great Danes for the 26lh consecutive year, said he was "nattered
lo be selected." The winningest active college coach in New York
State, Sauers is jooking forward to
another season. As usual, Sauers is
optimistic that the Danes will have
another successful year.
The evening ended as it began —
upbeat. And upon reflection it
seemed that perhaps Mayor Corning said it best; "A great tradition
was started tonight.'
Robin Trower
"Front Row Center"
Tonight 8-9 pm
Gerry Cooney was glad lo be In
Albany (photo: Victor Grant)
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