Sports Albany survives a late Stony Brook surge, 59-57 II

Thomas, playing a strong game with 13 points fouled
Dikman sending Ihe 6'2" senior to the line for two
shols. Dikman, who lopped the list of Stony Brook
scorers with 14 points, missed the first loss but hit Ihe
second culling Albany's lead to 5R-55 with 11 seconds,
remaining on the clock.
Patriol Pete Axelson fouled Adam in desperation on
the next inbounds play. The 5' I I " Schenectady native
went lo the line and hit his firsl shot to raise his game
scoring effort lo 12 points, bill missed his second. The
Danes were up by four points 59-55. A final bucket by
Patriot Greg Angrum proved lo be academic.
Certainly, a trademark of the Albany Stale Grcal
Danes is the ability to neutralize the opposition's biggcsl scoring threat. Just ask Tod Hart of Ithaca, who
was slopped dead in his tracks against Albany in a
game played earlier this season in Ithaca. Saturday
evening the Danes had another scoring force to eonlend with. Keith Martin of Stony Brook entered
University Gym Saturday holding eight place among
NCAA Divisionlll scoring leaders with an eye-opening
24.5 poinls-per-game average. But against the Danes,
the 6'3" senior from Brooklyn was limited lo only six
points in the first half and 12 for the game.
Meanwhile during that firsl half the Danes grabbed
the lead early and never lei go. Martin had opened the
scoring with a short jump shot and several minutes
later Gatto hit from 20 feet lo equal the score.
Thomas' successful freclhrow then put the Danes in
front lo stay. Albany entered intermission with a 32-28
halftimc lead.
.Ian Zadoorian opened up the second half with a
steal and a pass to John Dieckelman underneath the
hoop for an easy bucket. It was two of JD's gameleading 14 points on the evening. Dieckelman is currently setting the pace among SUNYAC scorers wilh a
20.9 average in SUNYAC competition.
Angrum scored the first Stony Brook bucket of the
half at the 15:27 mark lo make Ihe score 38-30. But Forward Mike Gatto scored 12 points In Albany's narrow 59-57 victory over Stony Brook Saturday.
In four years as a wrestler for
Albany Stale, Vic Herman has
distinguished himself as the most
prolific wrestler in the school's
history. He holds the record for the
most wins in a season and the most
career victories.
It was appropriate that in his
final appearance in University
Gym, the final two meets of his
career and the final two meets of
the season for the Danes should
come down
heavyweight match.
As he has done so many times in
Ihe pasl, Herman proved why he is
a captain and leader of the Albany
State wrestling team. He needed to
defeat Dave Newton by eight points
lo give Albany a 20-19 victory over
Coast Guard, in Ihe firsl meet last
Herman easily defeated Newton he is," Head coach Joe DeMeo
8-0 lo lift the Danes lo a come from said. "Herman sure came through
behind victory, their 12th of Ihe for us when we needed him. I wish I
could clone him and bring him back
In Ihe final match of the day next year. We are really going to
against Central Connecticut, Herman needed to defeat Bob Caffany
"It is the ultimate way to go out.
to secure the win for the Danes. Everything just started to come
Herman closed out his Albany together for me," Herman said
career in style, pinning Caffany, following the pin of Caffany, his
giving the Danes a 27-18 victory to 13th win of Ihe season and number
63 in his illustrious career.
close out the dual-meet season.
Vic went out as the champion
Saturday also witnessed the final
Vic Herman closed out his four-year career by winning his final two
matches tn Unlvesity Gym and giving Albany two victories In dual
meets with Coast Guard and.Central Connetlcut.
February 11,1983
Differential tuition proposed to offset budget
Calling for $250 increase
Senior Vic Herman leads grapplers to two wins
By Marc Schwarz
Plattsburgh visits University Gym tomorrow
with second place in SUNYAC at stake
When Dick Sailers' Albany State Great Danes walked off the University Gym floor Saturday evening with
their 12th victory of the season, they were hardly in the
mood to celebrate. Ihe Danes had just watched a
16-poini lead shrink to two in Ihe closing minutes of
ihe game as ihe visiting Stony Brook Patriots mounted
a valiant comcoack. but the Danes held on to win,
"A win is a win," said Satiers.
"Ii wasn't pretly, bill il was a win," added Dane
assistant coach Dill Austin.
With .1:12 remaining in the game, it appeared that
ihe cpnlcsl would never gel that close. Dane forward
Mike Gatto was credited with a basket as a result of a
goaliending call which gave Albany a comfortable
16-point lead, 56-40. At that point, it seemed Albany
would coasl to victory. But the Patriots would not
have any pari of it. The Long Islanders stormed back
with 12 unanswered points using pressure defense and
capitalizing on Albany fouls,
"When Ihey were pulling the pressure on, we
couldn't hold onto the ball," said Sauers. "We had a
problem with discipline.
"Playing an hour late has to lake the edge off my
players (the start of the game was delayed because the
afternoon wrestling matches ran over)."
Several times during the Patriots comeback drive,
the Danes had problems controlling the ball on the inbounds play. One lime, guard Dave Adam was forced
to call a timeout before the alloted five seconds were to
expire and, on another occasion, Dave Dikman converted an intercepted inbounds pass into a layup
"I think the main thing was that there was no one in
the middle. All the big guys were around ihe sides of
the court," said Adam.
The Patriots pulled within three points when Wilson
FEBRUARY 8, 1983
Albany survives a late Stony Brook surge, 59-57
A winning weekend
—page t8
By Marc Haspel
appearances in University Gym of
seniors Rob Spagnoli and Spero
Theofilatos. Spagnoli closed out a
fine senior campaign with two hard
fought victories, closing wilh a 10-4
season record. The 126-poundcr
battled to a 7-5 win over Chris Sinnet of Coast Guard in his first
match of the day and handily
defeated Central Connecticut's
Jphn Schleppi in the finale, 11.1
That was Ihe way I wanted to end
my senior year," Spagnoli said.
"I've had a lot of good matches and
it's been a lot of fun. In that last
one (against Schleppi) I got ahead
from Ihe slart and jusl crushed
Theofilatos was the only senior lo
close out his year on a disappointing note. The former All-American
has been injured a good part of the
season and was forced lo wrestle in
weight classes higher than his usual
134 pounds. Sitting out Ihe match
wilh Coast Guard, Theofilatos lost
a hcarlbrcaker lo Blue Devil Jim
Campancllo, 6-5. Theofilatos was
leading in Ihe match 5-4 when he
was reverse with 21 seconds left in
the match.
DcMco was happy wilh ihe
team's performance in the two
meets. Specifically he was pleased
with the way the team bcal Central
Connecticut. "They arc a good
team, and we beat them pretty
good. That is the kind of meet 1 like
to see us win. We wrestled great,"
DeMeo commented.
Albany jumped out quickly
against the Blue Devils. Dave
By Tim Shell
Among the alternatives being explored lo prevent ihe
substantial faculty cms suggested in Gov. Mario Cuomo's
1983-84 budgei is a recommendation lo charge students ai
SUNY university centers higher tuition than students at
oilier Slate U ivcisiiy Institutions,
Ai SUNY-Binghanuon, "wilh a national reputation as
an Institution of high quality," President Clifford Clark
lias been calling for a $250 increase over Ihe $250 hike suggested in I lie budgei proposal. I le claims t hat the Increased
tuition, almost 50 percent higher ihan present tuition, could
be channelled back lo ihe university centers to maintain
quality by retaining faculty,
At present, all university centers, four-ycai ails and
science colleges and agricultural and technical colleges pay
llic same tuition—SI,050 annually—soon due to rise lo
$1,300 under ihe Cuomo budget. With the (.lark differential tuition proposal, university students would pay $1,550,
mid college students paying $1,300.
According lo SUNY-Hinglianiton's Vice President of
Administration Arthur Smith, "Wo are not engci lo see differential tuition, although il is a common aspect of many
systems of higher education." He added that il is one of
several options being considered in order lo "shield ihe
four University centers from ihe damage and Irreparable
harm Ihal Ihe implementation of the proposed budgei
would cause." Further, Smith said that ihe "objective of
lliis proposal would be lo stave off ihcs.e faculty cuts" and
lo save Ihe quality of education at the universities, lie compared ihe cuts and planned proposal lo "a lifeboat silualion where someone has lo be overthrown" in order lo
maintain the quality of the whole system.
Smith said that, while reluctant to see Ihe differential tuition, it is true that "education at the Unviersity centers
costs more" than at SUNY's liberal arts colleges, as Ihe
education received is "richer and more diverse. The costs
of tuition should relied thai difference." In addition, if
tuition was raised equally across the board, "ihe Unviersity
centers would do alright, but enrollment at Ihe colleges
would suffer," wilh more students opting to attend ihe less
cosily iwo year community colleges.
Phil Johnson, Director of Community Relations for
SUNY, said ihal differential tuition is only one option being discussed at this point lo combat Ihe budgei cuts and
ihal "if il comes down lo a choice between reducing quality
and raising university tuition, then this option will be considered" to lessen the impact of Ihe cuts. Johnson slressed
Ihal Ibis is "only one of a variety of possibilities aimed ai
mitigating the governor's proposed budgei and making ihe
consequences less severe."
Such varying eosl levels, according lo SASU Hoard of
Directors member Eric Wilson, would establish the university centers as the "Ivy League of SUNY." With admissions requirements already higher at the centers plus a
higher tuition rale, ihe void bclwcen the centers and Ihe
colleges in Icrms of access and quality would widen since
the centers would not lose faculty where the colleges will,
Wilson said.
SA President Mike Corso
"Adamantly against Ihe resolution. "
SUNY Central Administration Building
Students ai university centers would pay more than those in oilier SUNY schools.
Senate committee tables $300 hike
By Debbie I'rofclu
For years, SLINY has been providing a cheap, highquality education, Now students may have to decide
which of ihe iwo is more important.
During a University Senate Education Council meeting
Wednesday, a tuition hike us high as $3(X> was proposed
in an effort to preserve faculty positions eliminated by
Gov. Mario Cuomo's budgei. This would he in addition
lo Cuomo's proposed $425 tuition hike increase
Although ihe council voted lo send the proposal back
lo iis sponsor for further revisions, members have reacted
toward ihe propoal with mixed emotions.
President Vlnccnl O'l.cary said "I'm looking ai luilion. In looking al tuition lo save lliis place 1 wish we
dldn'l have lo do this; 1 wish someone would give us the
During his report lo Ihe Council, O'l.cary explained,
loday's budgei before ihe Legislature funds 2,077 posllious (al Albany). "The governor has given SUNY a '
number of 2,199"faculty lines lo be cut. Albany's share
of this is 166 positions he said, bin he added Ihal this was
jusl an estimate,
O'l.cary added that ihe university currently has 136
vacancies. Combine lliis number wilh ihe tentative 166
positions lo be eul and O'l.cary said "if everything slays
Ihe same we'll be down 302 positions.
The cms translate lo a "13.7 percent reduction," he
figured. More specifically, Ibis boils down lo a loss of 100
facility members.
Education Council Chair William Hammond is sponsoring ihe resolution in draft slages. He "urges ihe President lo lake whatever measures arc necessary lo institute
al this campus an increase in tuition earmarked for the use
of ibis campus of such magnitude as may be necessary to
maintain quality."
According lo Hammond ii lias nol been determined
whether to institute ihe increase as a tuition hike, which is
covered by financial assistance, or as a tec, ineligible for
O'l.cary said, "this is a difficult political position,"
and more will unfold each day. But,said O'l.cary, he will
do whal has lo be done. "I'm going to save this place."
" I h e choice," slressed Hammond, "is either fire 166
stall' members, or raise additional revenue through tuition." He emphasized ihe qucsiion of whal this campus
can do for Itself without outside help.
According to Hammond, ihe average academic level is
up from previous years. It's in ihe Interest of students to
go along wilh Ibis proposal, he claimed. The issue is "pay
more and keep whal you have now or pay less and gel far
less" for Ihe money.
Hammond urged Ihe committee to consider what the
university would be like without Ihe cuts. "Reduced
number of programs, reduced number of majors and
minors, fewer courses, more closed courses, disillusioned
teachers, reduced library services and reduced bus services." He stressed that students miisi he willing lo spend
a little more money in order lo maintain their education.
SA President Mike Corso refined the "differential luilion," saying "I speak adamantly against ihe resolution,"
Willi differential tuition, said Corso, "we'll pay more
money (al University centers) than other schools."
Corso stressed "integrity of programs of lliis place arc a
major concern to students; it's their education." He also
explained ihal if the proposal is imposed as a fee, fees are
not covered by assistance programs and are "very
detrimental" lo students, "Once we have one fee, we're
swamped wilh fees."
However, Corso noted if Ihe porposal was a tuition
hike, "we're uilking of a 60 percent (including Cuomo's)
tuition hike."
The cuts translate to a 13.7
percent reduction, O'Leary
figured. This boils down to
a loss of 100 faculty
"SUNY," maintained Corso, "denies no dcicrimini
lion." He said students should enter Ihe school Ijiro igh
academic and not financial status, suggesting the increase
would Hup away qualified students unabk lo m,ei the
financial burdens.
"This resolution, is a give-up," Corso said. He accused |hc committee of attempting to sell the proposal lo the
students because ii's their education, and urged the council members, "Ihe way is nol lo pass ihe buck onto yoiu
own, he continued, and proposed thai the council review
ihe alternatives and ramifications,
Hammond countered thai "the purpose of the resolution is to tell ihe president which direction we want him to
go, without hemming him in."
According lo Stuucnt Senator Michael Hagcrty, the
proposal will probably be presented again at the Council's
next meeting in approximately one month, where it will be
discussed father and voted on.
o r l d capswlej
Ariel Sharon resigns
Jerusalem, Israel
(AP)Ariel Sharon resigned as Israeli defense minister today following a government decision lo adopt all the findings of the Beirut massacre commission, Israel Radio said.
The tadio said Sharon had agreed to hand lite defense
portfolio lo Prime Minister Mcuachem Begin, and would
leave the Defense Minlslr) Monday. Sharon would remain
in the Cabinet with a different portfolio, according lo the
Cabinet ministers had emerged from their 5 '.'—hour
meeting Thursday saying they were stalemated by Sharon's
resistance to resignation. Although the Cabinet has the
power to take the defense portfolio away from Sharon, only Begin could remove him from the Cabinet.
Cabinet secretarx Dan Meridor said the vote to accept all
the commission's recommendations was 16-1, with
Sharon's vole "presumably" the only dissent.
Israel army radio said Sharon argued at length against
llie report, claiming that it branded " a mark of C a i n " on
Israel b j saying it was indirectly responsible for the
The massacre commission called lor Sharon'-, resignation
for letting Lebanese militiamen into the Sahta and Chatllla
refugee camps hist September despite the ihrenl thc\ would
slaughtct civilians.
Officials debate nukes
London, England
(•\P) Bishops, clergymen and laity gathered at the headquarters of the Anglican Chinch today to discuss nuclear
weapons in what church officials say is their most signilicnnl debate since World War I I .
Ihe debate focuses on whether the Church of I ngland,
the state church officially headed by Queen Fli/nhclh I I ,
should call for a phased program of unilateral nuclear
Bishop John Uaer of Salisbury has submitted this proposal to the church's leadership council, and a vole was expected at the end of Thursday's meeting on whether ihe
550-mcmbcr general synod should press Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher lo begin disarmament while keeping
Britain in the N A T O alliance.
. Baker says nuclear weapons are morally unacceptable.
He faces opposition from Bishop Graham Leonard of London.
The debate coincides with Vice President George Bush's
return to the United Stales after a seven-nation lour lo promote President Reagan's proposals for deploying more
nuclear missiles in Europe while continuing disarmament
talks with ihe Soviet Union.
D'Amato accuses CIA
New York, N. Y.
IAP) Sen. Alfonsc D'Amato says he was angered when officials in Rome told him the CIA was trying to discredit and
block the Investigation o f the attempted murder of Pope
John Paul I I .
D'Amato (R-N.Y.) charged ihe CIA has neglected to
probe the assassination attempt fully,, and hits spread
" d i s i n f o r m a t i o n " about ihe Italian investigation into a
possible Soviet-Bulgarian link in the shooting of the pope in
May 1081 in SI. Peter's Square.
New York's junior senator said he was informed by a
high source in Rome, whom he refused lo identify, lhat the
U.S. intelligence agency has not assigned one agent lull
time to the probe. " I t ' s shocking for me thai the CIA has
shown itself to be either inept or deliberately obstructing
the Investigation," D'Amato told a news conference
Wednesday at Kennedy Airport upon returning from Rome
to look into the shooting.
D'Amato said one reason for a possible covcrirp n ighi be
that U.S. officials want to protect relations with the Soviet
Union and so are afraid of evidence that could lead to Yuri
Andropov, ihe former Sovicl intelligence chief who is now
the Soviet premier. A n Italian probe of the attack revealed
a link betwen Turkish gunman Mclimel Ali Agca, who is
charged with the shooting, and Bulgaria, a Soviet satellite
D'Amato said Moscow might have been concerned
because ihe pope had threatened to go to Poland if ihe
Soviet army invaded that country to crush the Solidarity
labor movement.
Governor seeks more funds
Buffalo, N. Y.
(AP) Gov. Mario Cuomo ventured into one o f ihe nation's
hardest-hit industrial cities Thursday to announce he has
asked the state legislature t o immediately increase
unemployment insurance benefits.
The governor said he has submitted legislation which
would increase the stale's maximum jobless benefit lo $170
a week. It has been at $125 a week since 1978. Under ihe
Cuomo plan,Ihe maximum benefit would j u m p lo $180 a
week in 1984 and $190 a week in 1985.
The Buffalo area is currently languishing with a 13 per-
How do you spell relief?
I ' U n I O N R E L I E F offers college students financial
alternatives to the increasing cost of a college education.
These alternatives come in various forms, from academic
contests to scholarship give-aways that arc conducted on a
merit system.
Presently, T U I T I O N RELIEF is sponsoring an essay
contest in which students have the opportunity lo win a
cash award, ranging up lo full payment o f their tuition for
one complete semester/quarter.
The essay categories arc:
1) College Life: " W h a i affect has big time college
athletics had on the academic standards of American colleges?"
2) The Nation: " W h y have Black teenagers been hit the
hardest by unemployment?"
.1) Politics: "Compare and contrast the administration
of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan."
The only cost lo the student is $1 per essay 10 cover Ihe
postage, mailing and printing costs, deadline is March I.
l o r further Information, wrile T U I T I O N R E L I E F , P.O.
Bos 42162ft, San Francisco, Ca. 94142.
Alternating lessons
You are ins lied to a meeting with the representative for
W C I A (Washington Center for Learning Alternatives),
Mr. lames lleffernon who will be on campus Monday,
February 14, 1983,
Ihe purpose of litis meeting will allow Mr. lleffernon
an opportunity lo describe the program urul for you to
raise anj questions you may have regarding S U N Y A affiliation and Internship credit programs.
I his meeting will be held ai 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In
I.C-13. I know you will find this meeting most informative and Interesting,
Printing prospectives
f o r all those who appreciate or dabble in arl Ihe
University Gallery will be presenting a " 2 0 year print
retrospective" of artist Thorn O'Connor.
Fifty-one drawings and seventy-live prints will be
displayed to celebrate Ihe 20th anniversary of .the artist's
association with S U N Y A .
A public opening reception will lake place Friday, Feb.
II from 8 lo 10 p.m. The works will he on exhibit from
Feb. 12 until March 25 at ihe University Gallery.
cent unemployment rate — ihe highest for any urban area
in ihe stale. That ran- does not take into account the recent
decision by Ihe Bethlehem Steel Corp. to close most of its
giant plant in nearby Lackawanna, idling up lo 7,300 more
Plans have been circulating at the Capitol for months to
raise ihe unemployment benefits — which are received by
about 300,000 New Yorkers. According lo the slate Labor
Department, 673,000 stale residents arc out o f work.
While ihe unemployment benefit increase, if approved,
could be of immediate help to some out-of-work western
New Yorkers, Cuomo admitted during a flight here loday
from New York City lhat the slate has no long-range solution for Buffalo's economic ills. However, Cuomo vowed
that " B u f f a l o will not go d o w n . "
Steel leaders offer plan
( A P I Union leaders, scrambling lo save thousands of jobs
here, have offered Bethlehem Sieel Corp. a cost-cutting
plan they hope will avert a shutdown of basic steel-making
in Lackawanna.
" O u t plan will allow Bethlchcm-l.ackawanna lo compete
with any plant in the United Slates," Richard Corcoran, a
United Stcclworkcrs representative said after a meeting
Wednesday in Allentown, Pa., with Bethlehem executives.
" O u r plan will eliminate hundreds of jobs, bill it will save
thousands of j o b s , " he said.
Bethlehem said Dec. 27 it would end basic sled operations at iis aging plant here by Ihe end of this year. The firm
said the shutdown would mean loss o f 7,300 jobs.
A spokesman ai Bethlehem's headquarters in Bethlehem,
Pa., said thai firm would have no Immediate comment on
ihe union offer. " W e have just received it, and it is still
tinder review," he said. Corcoran said Ihe union proposed
a nine-pointed plan.
Included in the plan is improved productivity, a
streamlined work force, centralized maintenance forces,
stabilization o f incentive rales, revised work practices, a
change in seniority structure, formation of a customer relations group and a slock option purchase plan for workers.
Budget compromise flops
Sacramento, Cal
(AP) A compromise plan to remedy the stale's 1.5 billion
budget deficit fell apart Thursday, increasing the chances
that California would have lo pay its creditors with lOUs
for the first lime since Ihe Great Depression,
Gov. George Deiikcmcjian has said the stale would begin
Campus briefC!
Council opposed to cartoon in Student
By Heidi Gralia
At the heart of the matter
The La Salcltc Christian Center will feature its first
dinner-dance with a Valentine's Day Theme this Feb. 12
on Route 15ft in Allamont.
Ihe dance, lo be held in the center's gymnasium, wil
failure the band "Saratoga" and dinner will he in ihe
form of a bufl'fei lo be served during the dance from 8
p.m. to midnight,
Tickets will be $10 per person and ate available by mail
or by calling Ihe center ai 861-5536 or Joanna Smith ai
861-6922 or Judy .lesco at 861-7419.
Fish tales
One of the most conlcmporary literary critics, Stanley
P.. Fish of John Hopkins University, will give Iwo talks
ruesday Feb. 15, at S U N Y A .
Fish, who has often shocked the critical establishment
with his novel critical theories, will gisc separate lectures
ai 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Ihe I litinanities I otingc, Room
354 in ihe Humanities building.
Fish is ihe author of several books, including Suprlsed
by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost, and Is There a Text
in This Class'/: The Authority
of Interpretive
The lectures are being sponsored by the University's
Departments o f English, French and Philosophy and tire
free and open lo Ihe public. For furlher Information, contact David Redding, 457-8439.
issuing ihe lOUs — officially called "registered warrants'
— later this month unless Ihe Legislature approved exten
sive spending cuts, But in an early-morning telephone ca
to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a San Franciso
Democrat, Dcukmejian rejected a compromise propose
by Assembly Democratic leaders.
lhat plan included cms in spending, guarantees agains
deep cuts in social piograms next year, and assurances Iha
next year's budget would be balanced — if necessary, by ;
tax increase thai would lake effect unless cconomk
recovery restored slate revenues. Dcukmejian vowed duiini
his campaign to fight any lax increase.
The republican governor, who earlier said he was willinj
lo compromise on the deficit, made a sharply parllsai
statewide television address Wednesday, seeking support
for his no-ncw-lnxes plan for cutting the budget, He lashed
out at Democrats in Ihe state Senate, who he said "stand in
Ihe way of saving litis state from l O U s , " and urged citizens
to pressure their slate senators into supporting his proposal.
California's 1982-83 recession-light budget, which wenl
Into effeel Inst July, totaled $25.2 billion, and marked tinfirst time since World War II thai ihe scale's budget was
smaller than the one o f the previous year.
Cuomo criticizes Reagan
New York, N. Y
(AP) Gov. Mario Cuomo says President Reagan's new
federalism should be replaced with a " f a i r federalism."
The Democratic governor said Reagan's economic policies
• have redistributed the nation's wealth unevenly.
"Instead of making us a people ai peace with ourselves,
he has widened ihe gulf between the haves and Ihe have-less
and Ihe have-nols," Cuomo told 650 guesls Wednesday at a
$5(X)-a-plalc dinner of the National Democratic Committee.
He said Reagan, a Republican whom he descirbed as being a " c e l l u l o i d " hero in 1980, fed ihe naiion "sweet
prose" during the presidential campaign thai year,
" T h e candidate who became president," Cuomo said,
"talked of fairness — and I am willing to believe he meant
it — bin, instead, he has rcdlslrlbticd Ihe nation's wealth
unevenly, moving ii from social necessities to armaments,'
from Ihe Northeast lo the Sunbelt, from Ihe poor and Ihe
middle class lo the r i c h . "
He told the audience it was the mission of the Democratic
Parly " l o return the presidency of the United Slates to the
kind of intelligent compassion and reasonableness Ihal has
saved this nation Irom depressions, brought il through
wars, extended our reach lo Ihe moon and kept it at
A controversial cartoon appearing on the
front cover o f last week's Student Voice
prompted Ccnlral Council Wednesday 10
vote 13-10-1 to print an opposing statement
in the newsletter's next issue Feb. 16.
SA Prsident Mike Corso said he plans to
veto the resolution.
The Student Voice Is a bi-weekly newsletter published by SA. The cartoon, which
Post said she acquired from a publication
by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, depicts a man entering the
post office to register for the draft. Near
the doorway are anti-mllltnry signs, including one proclaiming " T h e Marines are
looking for a few dead m e n . " Accompanying the cartoon was an article on the
Soloman Amendment, which denies financial aid lo male students not registered for
the draft,
Post explained that the cartoon was intended to nltrael intention 10 the article
rather than to make a political statement.
" I fell that putting in that graphic would
definitely reach people. They'll read the article and they'll make up their minds," she
suid. Post maintained that the resolution
Isn't going lo solve anything since the Voice
has already been distributed.
She also
nolcd ihai SASU communications director
Mary Prendergasl has said she sent the issue
of the Voice nationwide and had gotten
very good feedback about it.
Council Chair Jeff Fromm, one of eight
sponsors o f ihe resolution, criticize the editors of the Voice for poor judgement, saying lhat the cartoon " shows a very grotesque picture of war in a one-sided fashion
thai doesn't rcprcsncl the views o f Ihe enlire student association." Fromm said lie
hopes to be added to tile list of people who
review the contents o f the Voice before
Bill sponsor Anthony Naslri said the Student Voice is SA's newsletter to the public
and since " S A never made a position statement on the army, how could the Voice
dare t o ? " He explained, " p r i n t i n g this cartoon on the fiont page is synonymous with
saying SA has taken a position against the
U.S. military. This is an out and out l i e . "
According to Post, she discussed the cartoon with Corso and SA Vice President
A n n Marie I.aPorla before printing It.
I.aProta commented that one of the reasons
they okayed Ihe cartoon was because they
were looking for a reaction, and " a
negative or positive reaction is better than
no reaction at a l l . "
Corso said he "supports Ihe Voice having
full editorial rights." He plans to veto the
resolution because he believes it is "blatant
censorship" and "council is overstepping
heir grounds." The resolution said the
cartoon was not representative of SA. Corso argued that the executive brunch of SA
and almost half o f Council were opposed lo
the resolution. He contended that if the executive branch was allowed to vote, the
resolution would have failed.
Several Council members were displeased
with the cartoon but said they were opposed
to the final action called for the resolution,
A l u m n i Quad representative Rob Fishkin
said, " t h e resolution is a definite statement
of censorhsip. Despite the fact that it passed, I don't think it is indicative o f S A . " He
expllancd that he doesn't think the cartoon
Is misrcprcscntalivc o f the article itself.
" T h e cartoon fit with this issue o f the
Voice," he said.
Associate editor of the Voice, Mark
Weprin, contended that the " m a i n thrust o f
this issue is to show pocplc their options,
not shoot down anyone's views."
Dan Robb said he sponsored the resolution because " T h e Student Voice shouldn't
be printing a cartoon as objectionable as
lhal one on the from page since the Voice is
funded through student taxes."
believes ihe cartoon doesn't express the
views l o SA.
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Stuoent Voice Editor Llbby Post
"Putting in that graphic would definitely
which is publication o f the resolution in a
future issue of the Voice.
State Quad
representative Jeff Schneider originally
sponsored the bill, but later took his name
off, deciding that the final action was unwarranted. O f f campus representative Neil
Sicgcl said lhat talking to Post would have
been sufficient.
reach people.
He said ihe Voice was "created to be an
SA propaganda newsletter."
chained ihe Voice is Intended " t o be activist
and publicize what SA is d o i n g . " Post said
Ihe Voice gives " S A groups u little more
ability to gel some press. SA decides lo deal
with certain issues and we push the issues.
We're an advocacy paper." Fromm felt
lhat " o n e of iis (ihe Voice's) functions is to
show the positive aspects o f S A . "
If Corso signs the resolution, Post said
she will print it In the next issue of the Student Voice. If Corso seines it, as he plans
10 do, Council would have l o override his
veto. This is unlikely since the resolution
only passed by three votes.
Speakers attack US anti-Israeli propoganda
Anti-semitism rising
US benefitted from the invasion in Lebanon
By Debbie Judge
Stephen Berk's speech Thursday was not
a long one—about the duration of a
Monday-Friday class. A student could have
drawn an outline from it: an organized
argument supporting the June 1982 Israeli
invasion of Lebanon. Berk appeared
casual, his talk marked with a sardonic
humor: " W h i l e it's very dangerous at
times," Berk said, " i t ' s always exciting to
be Jewish."
Berk, a visiting professor from Union
College, outlined his impressions of " U . S .
Israeli Relations" to approximately 30 people in the Campus Center Assembly Hall.
The speech was part o f a scries sponsored
by JSC-Hillel for their Israel Awareness
Both American and Israeli goals were
"served w e l l " by the June 1982 invasion,
Berk maintained.
The PLO's military
buildup in southern Lebanon was disengaged, and Jordan's King Hussein was brought
to the negotiating tabic. Southern Lebanon
was eliminated as a training ground for international terrorists, and the military
strength o f the USSR was compromised; a
dlrccl benefit to the United States.
The primary cost of ihe invasion, Berk
appeared to deliver, was the horrendous
propaganda thai "has been a catastrophe
for Israel." For this, Berk said, noting inquires into the invasion and the subsequent
controversy over Israeli Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon, "the 'proverbial' has hit the
fan In the statu of Israel." He also expressed fear of rising nnti-scmilism, and potentral for U.S./lsrael: conflict o f inlerest.
The issue of American/Israeli relations,
Berk said, has "nothing 10 do with Jews
and Americans," but with a dominant
stale, a small, struggling one; one "under
the g u n , " and another thousands of miles
Yel according to Berk the U.S. was a
direct beneficiary of Ihe invasion, not
necessarily in Ihe area of U.S./Israeli relations but of U.S./USSR relations! With a
poor show o f Russian force in backing Ihe
Arabs, "1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is the only
address outside the Middle East that
"Soviet foreign policy is very wary o f
projecting beyond its contiguous borders.
It is prepared to go into Afghanistan, and
P o l a n d , " Berk reasoned, " n o t the Middle
Soviet strength of arms appeared to be
lacking in Ihe conflict, Berk noted. Was
this the best the Soviets have to offer? The
Arabs doubt i l ; but according to Berk, Russian reports in Pravda and Izvcstia found
deficiencies not in Ihe guns themselves but
in the Arabs who aimed then.
doesn't go down well in Ihe Arab w o r l d , "
Berk noted.
The Middle East poses special prblcms
for the power play of the U.S. and USSR
which has a ccrtian stability in other areas
of the world. Outside the Middle East,
Berk explained, " W e know what is ours
and what is theirs and they know what Is
ours and what is theirs."
W i t h i n the Middle East, the confusion
between U.S./USSR spheres of influence
makes " t h e possibility of conflict is very
r e a l , " Berk said.
Bui it appears to be ibis preoccupation
with outside relationships that undermine
U.S./Isracli relations. Coming into 1983,
Berk prophesized thai the number of conflicts between Ihe U.S. and Israel could rise,
primarily over southern Lebanon, the West
Bank and Gaza strip, reflected partially by
the inadequacy of Reagan's peace proposal.
" T h e U.S. fails to perceive the needs of
Ihe Israeli state," Berk said.
American foreign policy has hinged on
several assumptions since 1973 which arc
not necessarily beneficial to relations between the two countries.
Of dire interest lo the U.S. is the oil situulion; " n o mailer whai happens," Berk
said, ."Western Europe, Japan and Ihe
United Slates must have the oil and the
petrodollars" from Ihe Middle Eastern
countries. Kissinger's nighlmare of "what
if the oil stopped?" became for Berk an illustration of Ihe impact Middle Eastern oil
has on U.S. foreign policy.
By Mark Hammond
Professor Steven Berk
Propaganda "a catastrophe for
The fear of nuclear escalation was
another factor in U.S. policy which Berk
pointed lo as complicating Middle Eastern
relations. Every aim of U.S. foreign policy,
Berk nolcd, has been 10 preclude escalation
of a nuclear exchange.
Any foreign policy manuevcr by Ihe U.S.
lo move Israel out o f southern Lebanon
would invite conflict, " a s night follows
day," Berk said. The effect would be new
attacks by the PI.O against Israel, in a
word, a situation "back 10 square o n e . "
By the same token, the establishment of
an independanl Palestinian stale could only
spell iroublc for Israel. A Palestinian state
linked with the federation of Jordan, Berk
reasoned, would graviiate towards becoming an independanl Palestinian state. This
would be a catasrophe for Arabs as well as
Israelis, Berk said.
Yel Berk recommended that Israel should
noi claim all righis 10 the controversial
Gaza slrip. Such a move would be "neither
morally right nor politically expedient."
Berk noted lhal " t h e Palestinian people
have been moved served poorly over the
years." Bui although he said he believed
the Palestinians have a right to national
self-determination, he cannot see this as being justifiable i f il is tied to " a program that
calls for the elimination of Israel." T o
allow such a state would amount 10
"political suicide" for Israel, Berk reason-
Israeli Nationalist Hagai Lev warned his
Albany audience Wednesday night of the
"terrible power of anti-semitism spreading
throughout the w o r l d . "
Lev, executive director of the Herut
Zionists of America and formerly a close
aide lo Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin, likened the present situation to the
Nazi reign of terror 40 years ago: "People
are finding many parallel iines between the
present and the Nazi era. There are forces
who want to take us away.
" Y o u are being told Begin is a bigot. But
it's not true. It's a ploy by Ihe media to stop
American Jews from supporting Israel,"
Lev told the predominantly Jewish audience of about 30 in LC 2. " W h a t is unholy is the American media trying to brainwash the American public to prejudge the
Calling the P L O "gangsters and
murderers," Lev said the PLO "represents
a force and an ideology to annihilate
Israel." The proposal put forth by Arab nations to relocate the Palestinian refugees in
Ihe mountains o f Judca and Samaria would
pose "danger for a world conflagation,"
Lev said.
" I f they (Palestlnain refugees) are
dumped in the mountains, there would be
more squalid camps." Lev warned such
camps, only 10-15 miles from Jerusalem,
could erupt Into a situation " m u c h like lhat
in Southern L e b a n o n " last summer.
"Whoever wants litis, wants to destroy
Today, about 1.3 million Arabs live in
Israel, or one-fifth of the population, with
170,000 of them scaled on the nine-mile
West Bank, according to Lev. He
acknowledged the Palestinians have equal
rights 10 share ihe territory with the Jews.
" W e don't want 10 throw the Arabs out on
Ihe street. We want to live with t h e m . "
Begin now lias offered to accept Arab immigrants into Israel, Lev said, and provide
them with all the rights of Ihe Jewish
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Environmentalists are eager, beverage
distributors are upset, and retail store
owners are expecting, a chaotic situation; till
litis speculation is the result of the upcoming Implementation of the Bottle Hill. As a
consumer, you might have to pay more for
beverages litis summer, when the bill lakes
effect July 1.
Frank Snntorclll, spokesperson of BEVPAC beverage d i s t r i b u t o r s said,
"Somebody is going lo have lo pay for the
extra warehouse space, pick-up und
redemption services and re wash, and cleaning und sanitizing of glass bottles." But If
the stale of New York sets the bill up right
at the beginning, Sanlorelli explained, the
price of the product may not go up at the
si ore.
He referred to the bill now in effect in
Massachusetts as tin example of what he
called misdirected legislation: "They have a
dime deposit on a two liter container.
When was the last time you saw one lying
alongside the road? It's only the small cans
and bottles thai are the liner problem."
Bui according to Elaine McCaitn,
spokesperson for the State Department of
Environmental Conscrvnlion(DEC),
"There is no reason that we can see thai the
piiee of beverages should go up." The
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environmentalists, NYPIRG and other concerned citizens and politicians in New York.
II is seen ils a major step toward litter control, but Mill continues to be the center of
controversy as industry -and the retailers
argue thai the bill will not accomplish its
lask and nitty be an unnecessary burden lo
According to lite information packet put
out by the DEC, the bulk of the responsibility for the implementation of ihc bill
lies with ihc distributors. They arc asked by
Ihe regulators to bear lite cost of picking up
and transporting containers on a regulat
basis and are required to pay a handling fee
lo ihe redemption centers for their services.
According lo an Associated Press article, many people called the governor's office in Boston after Ihe Massachusetts law
went Into effect .Ian. 15, upset about the in
I crease in the retail prices they would have Ic
; pay. Some increases were expected there
because the law requires distributors lo pay
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effect here in New York. Distributors hud
said, according to lite article, that the
average price of a case of soda would go up
about one dollar in addition to the refundable deposit.
On Feb. 16, area residents and business
people will gel their chance lo pronounce
their praise or grievences concerning the bill
when the DEC holds a public hearing regarding Ihe specifics of the regulations, The
hearing will take place in Meeting Room
Four on the Main Concourse of Empire
Slate Plaza.
Lois New, DEC spokesperson for Citizen
Awareness, said thai litis hearing will be Ihe
final step in ihe process of ihe law's Implementation. New feels that there will be
"few suprises at Ihe heatings, since most of
Ihe affected panics have had an active role
in Ihc DEC's formulation of Ihe rcgululions, including consultations with agencies
and Industries in Ihc eight stales which have
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Among sonic of the regulations thai Ihe
DEC lias outlined for cooperation between
distributors and retailers tire many thai the
DEC will have no power lo enforce. According to legal council, said McCann, the
DEC's authority does nol permit them to
regulate the contractual relations between
distributors and/or retailers. The reason
for some of lltese proposed regulations, according lo Ihe DEC, was thai il was seen ill
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As far as an easy A goes, Bayer said that most students
come 10 the course with the wrong idea. More papers arc
assigned and more tests are given than conventional
courses. He said he feels that most students accept this arrangement readily, especially since it is an elective.
Asked about Bayer's classes, Sharon Wcissman, a
graduate student, said, "I really liked it. II is subversive
leaching in a positive way." Another student, Ralph
Volk, said, "If there is leniency in litis course, I'm not going lo fight it. I'm going lo sit back and learn."
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English Professor Richard Goldman said that in the
past, he had learned more from the courses where he
received C's than from the courses where he received A's.
The predominant grading system is valuable because it is a
good measure of aptitude, he said. Goldman asserted that
in the real world, one does not often get second chances.
"People think that that system is being kind to students
although it is ready being quite cruel," he said, "because
it gives the impression that students can do a task over
and over and get an A, which usually stands for excellence." For Goldman, a student should do things ,
repeatedly not to get an A, but to do it right.
Another professor, who declined to have her name
mentioned, said the grading system should depend on an
nstructor's objectives in the course.
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jokingly, "When I goi tenure." He said he feels that most
professors will nol adopt his system because they arc
historically conditioned. There Is a commonly held inference, he says, that high performance is rclaicd to low
quantity. If everyone got A's, then they arc not as smart.
He says that having a lot of successful students Is nol considered normal, and therefore it makes most teachers uncomfortable.
Most teachers do in fact disagree with Bayer. Leonard
Gordon, of Research Methods and Measurements of
Education, disagreed with Bayer's philosophy and ils effectiveness. He said that the Mastery Learning system is
effective for simple subject matter, but not in college,
mainly because the concept is the same as that of proficiency tests, which establish a low standard, but do not
permit assessment of degrees of performance. The diversity in degrees of ability and the amount of work one does,
he said, yields accomplishment. "In using that method of
grading," said Gordon, "you can't really distinguish between people, which is the purpose of grading." It
obscures varying degrees of accomplishment and awards
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Actually, Bayer's students also have the option of
receiving an Incomplete, but if they get one, they can
work for the A as many times as necessary, or end up with
a D as a final grade. Bayer calls his technique Mastery
Among the objectives of the grading system, Prof.
Bayer capitalizes on the fact that It eliminates curving
grades and also reduces anxiety and game-playing. "This
way students have to study for every test Instead of fooling around," he said. "Normally, if a student gels an A
on one lest, he thinks he can afford not lo study on the
next test." In his practicing of the Mastery Learning
system, Bayer is considers himself fortunate in that
"Students don't call up the night before an exam making
death-bed excuses."
The basis of his principle, he says, is to reduce anxiety
and failure due to competition and low effort. "Individual differences arc taken care of through extending
;he time," explained Bayer. "II doesn't seem fair for a
person to be placed In a competitive situation like this
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get together
"Things are moving slowly and we hope to gel
things o f f the ground s o o n , " Kirchner said.
In dealing with one dilemma. Kirchner claimed
"we've ruled out many locations but we hope to build
In close proximity to the Infirmary."
Melody While, volunteer dispatcher for Five quad,
commented thai "building a separate facility could
give us more room to work efficiently." According lo
'lllzcr, "Five Quad's 90 member squad is trying to gel
donations from Five Quad Alumni and Faculty and
staff to help fund litis project."
The Hoard of Directors includes Director of.Student
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Bottle Bill implementation returning
other states that the distributors
were c r e a t i n g
demands on dealers and other
redemption centers by not reclaiming containers for two to three months at a time. This was forcing
many small dealers with less capital
and storage space out o f business.
N Y P I R G charged in a newlctter
printed after the bill was signed into
law, that " n o sooner had the governor signed the bill than the industry
began planning a delay to weaken
or repeal I t . "
Frank O ' C o n n o r ,
associate for the business council o f
the slate o f New York, said that the
council " w o u l d support a delay" o f
implementation because the industry needs more time to prepare
for the law. Industry proponents
point out that the regulations from
ihc DEC will not be put out until
A p r i l 1983, thus giving ihem only
three months to gel ready for implementation.
Another topic for discussion at
the hearing is a proposed amendment to the law that concerns the
prohibition o f the use o f plastic
loops known as " h i g h cone"
packaging that holds six cans
It was felt that high
cones, which have no recycling
value, were prone to becoming environmentally damaging litter.
But according to the Office o f
Developmental Planning's (ODP)
report on the pros and cons o f
deposit legislation for the slate, a
biodegradable plastic high cone o f
the type used in the state o f Vermont would not have any detrimental effects on the environment.
The -'iport also said that in the
stale of Michigan retailers have
started a new practice there, Cans
arc now being returned re fastened
to the high cone plastic as consumers find it an easier way lo handle the relurnablcs.
MARCH 25- APRIL 3. 1983
For the environmentalists and
other proponents o f the bill, it has
been a long ten years that they feel
Is finally coming to a close, but
retailers arc usually outspoken
against the bill because o f the
burden they say it will place on
them. " W e will have extra accounting, more trucks on the road and
more work lo do; there are no advantages with this l a w , " said a
spokesman from Star Markets, a
local retail chain.
One o f the main difficulties
among the distributors, said Santorelli, is that there arc different
laws in different stales. Here in the
northeast, and as distributors, they
must serve them all from one location. " T h e accounting is very difficult because o f the different rules
and price regulations from stale lo
state. If Ihc area want's to control
litter effectively, they should have
one sel o f rules lor all Ihc stales thai
we serve."
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Student using card punch mac hi ne
Now major requirements caused misunderstanding.
Differential tuition proposed
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SMNY rrustec Darwin Whales has
been quoted as saying that he
" d o u b t e d " whether Binghamton
would lose Ihc I IK positions called
for in the budget.
" I know the students will make a
ruror (about the tuition hikes) bin I
think the trustees would fight for
quality even if il meant losing some
students," Whales said.
Binghamton student government
leaders, however, have questioned
the tuition hikes. The main objection to Clark's proposal is the lack
of consideration given to other
According to Binghamton Pipe
Dream News Editor Gerry Mullany,
the SUNY Binghamton Student
Association Executive Council has
taken a stand against the differential tuition proposal because ihcy
feel that the legislature's changes lo
Cuomo's budget may eliminate the
need lor a tuition hike. Assembly
Speaker Stanley Fink lias suggested
a personal income lax increase to
raise additional state revenue, a
move endorsed by SASU and
several unions representing university employees.
A i Buffalo, SA President Cordell
Schactcr called the tuition hike " a
lasi resort. Clark is moving loo
quickly." Other alter atlves considered al I ' l l to buffer Ihc impact
of cuts include selective programming m i s , " t h e general sentiment"
ilieie. Also circulating al n i l is a
p l a n t a l k e d o f f o r a few
years—closing a campus or two,
Generally, the tuition hikes are not
looked upon favorably,
A l Stonybrook, Student Government President Adina Finkelslein
said ihai she is "adamantly opposed to n tuition increase," calling il
" a hasty decision In troubled
Stonybrook President John Marburger is, according l o Finkelslein,
" f o r (tuition hikes) for a nonphilosophical reason—he sees no
other alternative," she added that
tuition increases might be more
beneficial I han surcharges or fees
not covered by the T u i t i o n
Assistance Program (TAP).
SASU Executive Vice President
Scott Wexlcr said, " T h i s could be
the demise o f statewide organizing,
giving leaders different goals and
Inciting devisiveness." Legislative
Director Steve Cox said that a main
concern of SASU was that the differential tuition would severly liniii
accss to university centers.
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p u t e r Science a n d A p p l i e d
was to begin ibis semester.
have dropped a class or not taken it,
Mathematics was cleared up in a
The fairness o f establishing I his through misunderstanding o f the
memorandum released Feb. 3 by
policy without prior warning was
new requirements.
staling that Ihc new requirements
questioned by many students. Ed
New policies such as this one
apply only to students admitted to
Schunk, a sophomore, appealed his
must be a p p r o v e d by t h e '
the university after the Spring l')H2
ease l o the D e p a r t m e n t o f undergraduate academic council,
semester or those desiring to enter
Undergruduale Studies. He claimed
which must in turn report it to the
one o f the programs after Fall 1983.
(hat if the policy was enacted this
University Senate. The new policy
T h e m a j o r p o i n t s o f the
semester, it would not be fair to
"or the Computer Science Dcpartmemorandum, written by Associate
ncnt was approved in early
Dean of Undergraduate Studies students who could have repeated a
December o f Inst year.
Leonard l.apinski states thai Ihc
According lo Former Computer
cumulative grade point average for
had no idea Ihcy wouldn't be able Science Dcparlmcnl Chair Dean
the four required courses has been
e n , the Computer Science proraised from 2.75 to 3.25. Core
As a result of litis appeal, the
jram has roughly doubled its size in
courses may no longer be taken
department reviewed the rehe past eight years.
S / U , and if a core course is
quirements, and reali/ecl ihai they
Ardcn says that stricter rerepeated in order to get a higher
had been misinterpreted', l.apinski
luircments were necessary due to
grade, both grades received in the
said thai " n o one in particular"
the high demand for computer
course will be figured in the core
was responsible for the mix up. " I n
iclcncc courses. He added thai the
course average. In the pnstj the
I he general confusion of Ihc beginnleparlmeni wishes to strengthen its
higher o f ihc grades was accepted,
jraduate program, which means
The lime needed for these re- ing oi the semester, with different
fewer courses can be offered l o
quirements seemed lo be Ihc major people giving oul different Informaindcrgfadualcs,
point of confusion, l.apinski ex- tlon, the general consensus was ac-
Presently, the ambulances are parked outside o f Colonial Ouad and "Leaving them outdoors deteriorates
the ambulances and decreases their l i f e , " she said.
Assistant Dean o f Student Affairs and advisor to the
Five Quad Volunteer Ambulace Service's search lor
group Henry Kirchner claims "this project has been in
their won permanent base is still in progress after two
the works for two years and is not expected to be conyears o f debate and false starts.
ducted for some t i m e . " Kirchner agreed with Putzcr
President o f Five Quad, Dcbra Pulzcr.sald "Presion the need for the structure but added, " W e ' v e also
dent O'l.cary has okayed the proposed construction,"
had vandalism and as we upgrade our equipment, all
and "this project has the full backing o f Five Quad's
the more reason to take good care o f i t . "
Board o f Directors."
There have been many obstacles hampering the efPutzcr stated the reason for the construction o f the
structure would be " t o provide a garage for the two forts o f the group, Kirchner explained, such as "perambulances (worth about $40,000 a piece) and to
mission to build, questions on utilities, approval on
create belter quarters and more space for the crew."
building plans and construction funds arc all problems." Additionally, he mentioned " t h e need for
sufficient funds, New York Slate approval for construciton on stale properly and ideal location," saying
these are just some o f the problems facing Five Quad's
proposed facility.
By Suzuiine Abels
CC 358 7:30 PM
New computer major requirements explained
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"I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her.
adversary, but slinks out of that race, where that Immortal
garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat."
M U "T hen John Millon wrote those words in the I7ih century,
he was part of a struggle in create ;i iruly democratic
government in England. II was a radical Idea in a lime
of tyrannical kings. His classic appeal Cor freedom of expression,
Aeropagitlca — was quite a revolutionary concept at the time,
SludenI Association's Central Council lias a lesson lo learn from
Millon. Wednesday night it passed a resolution chastising SA's
biweekly newsletter for the graphic illustration used on lite cover
of its issue last week.
The poorly-written resolution is wrong on many of its charges,
and lite assumptions that the sponsors of the bill made are incorrect. They claim that The SludenI Voice is a weather vane of Central Council, and should try to twist Itself lo every pulliicul whim
of Council. Where (hey got this idea from is a mystery, it's quite
reasonable lo assume that after hiring a media director and assigning that person the title ol' Editor in Chief thai the Editor lias been
given editorial control of the paper. Thai's whai I.ibhy Posl, 77rc
SludenI Voice's editor thought. She made the fort nightly a student
advocacy journal — more than a simple newsletter, It has been a
paper trying to fulfill a higher purpose than simply printing Central Council voting records. This work culminated in lite Solomon
Amendment Issue.
Tills latest Issue of The Voice focused nearly half of lis space lo
some excellent articles on draft registration and lite .Solomon
Amendment. Thai is wltai really angered the Central Council
representatives. "My God," they tnusl have thoughl, "SA money
is going 10 inform students on rclevenl 1st.sues! What have we
done?" So I hey focused on the front-page graphic,
And blew it oui of context. People familiar with publication!
realize thai a graphic Illustration for a story, cspecia y a Irani
page story, must catch the reader's eye. This graphic, culled Ironia
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors publication, did
exactly Hun. By I lie way, we have used CCCO graphics ninny nines
lo Illustrate stories on the draft and militarism. What The SludenI
Voice did is common practice among snident publications.
Hut the mllitorisi members of Council saw liieir chance lo gel a
barb in ai The Voice. They lost a vole opposing the .Solomon
Amendment Inst week, and figured tlicy ought lo gel one victory
out of the whole mess.
Despite the objections of speakers representing various suidcm
groups, liie resolution passed. Fortunately lot SludenI Association's reputation, SA President Mike Corso has chosen lo veto the
csoliition. It's (he first lime lie's vcloed a Council resolution.
A b o u t five years ago, the AlbanySludenI I'ress became financially Independent from Ccntrol Council's budgeting for reasons
related lo incidents like this. Whenever Council didn'l like
Whatever we were doing, they'd play wiih our stipends or budget.
We've had much more freedom since we made the jump lo financial independence. This kind of harrassmem has a chilling el'fccl
on anyone trying to express free thoughts,
Censure is a quiet but pervasive form of censorship. The SludenI
Voice lias been lold that they'd heller not do anything innovative
— or else. If they do Illelr job — try lo organize and educate
students — CcntraoCouncll will get upset,
Thai's exactly what we don't need. Central Council is a concelled little tool of the people that wind up with seats on It. For example, in lite debate on the resolution, a Council representative
said that she's a SA membel and didn't feel Hie graphic
represented her views. SA member? Tile students ni this university
arc the SA members, nol a few people Ihal ore supposed m represent the students. These people are only the ended representative!
of the students — the real SA members.
At u lime when an advocacy Journal like The Suidcm i ,„,,. h
needed, Central Council Iries lo clip its wings and tell il lo i|uicl
down. Wiih challenges like the stale budget and the Sulomon
Amendment facing us, trying lo silence an organizing tool like The
Voice is ridiculous. Corso was absolutely eorreei In vetoing Mm
resolution, and with any luck The SludenI Voice will be able lo
continue its work without more harassment from Hie tlghi-wlrij
minority of Central Council.
/hat litis all comes down lo is the freedom to speak withoul
censorship. A representative from ihe Albany Siiiilcm I'm spoke
on ihe censorship issue before Council Wednesday niglu become
freedom of publicaiion is very dear lo us, Repressing tin) campus
publication hurls all campus publications. Every group on • his,
diverse campus has a slake In free expression — Mini's um ihcrc's
a I'irsi Amendment, Central Council lias no business idling other
people what 10 write or print. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr,
said il almosi as well us Milton:
"But when men have realized that time has upsot many
lighting faiths, Ihey may come to believe even more than
they believe the very foundations of their own conduct lhal
Ihe ultimate good desired is better reached by Iree trado in
Ideas — thst Ihe best test of truth Is the power ol Ihe
thought to get Itself accepled In the competition ol Ihe
market, and lhal truth Is the only ground upon which tholr
wishes saloly can be carried out. That at any ralo is the
theory oi our Constitution."
Thorny roses of freedom
With memories o f McCarlhyism abound in our national
consciousness, America is on a new crusade into social unconsciousness. Though our elected representatives believe
in fiscal liberalism, their aggregate social thinking lectors on
Ihe edge between ridiculous and archaic.
Robert Martiniano
Nevertheless, we, as American citizens, are afforded certain legal and human rights. These rights have been
developing throughout Western history and arc as of yet
Developed in Rome and the Grecian city-states in early
Western civilization, human rights bypassed the Middle
Ages and resurfaced in the Age of Enlightenment. Thanks
to individuals like Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, and
Montesquieu, Thomas Jefferson had the knowledge and
b a c k g r o u n d to a u t h o r the D e c l a r a t i o n o f I n dependence—that document which symbolizes American
freedoms, unless you happen nol to possess money or property, have nol reached the age of tsvenly-onc, and are
neither white nor male.
American history did progress (sic) from lhal poinl.
Along with Ihe Federal Constitution came Ihe Bill of Rights
affording American citizenry certain rights and freedoms.
Amending the Constitution throughout our nation's
history has ostensibly afforded more people more rights.
This limited history lesson brings us to the W O ' s . Willi
ihe defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, legal and
human rights are taking a bcaiing at the hands of the
American government.
With the reactionary right leading wiih archaic bailie
cries, family-planning clinics became a victim o f Ihe right.
Congress passed an amendment lo the Public Health Service Act, the funding mechanism for federally funded
family-planning clinics. The amendmenl stales thai ihe law
should "encourage family participation in projects assisted
under this l a w . "
Secretary o f Health and Human Services Richard
Sehwcikcr construed the congressional language lo serve his
own values, ralher than the values o f his constituents, and
promulgated an initiative which requires all federally
funded family-planning clinics to notify parents within ten
days o f Ihe fact that their "unemancipated" teenager
received a prescription for contraceptives. At face value,
this initiative discriminates against individuals under eighteen.
tremendously by this law. Teenagers can travel in two directions wiili this infringement of rights. They could go lo Ihe
clinics and have their parents find out, Thai could lead lo
physical abuse, abandonment, and family problems in
general. Teenagers, as the second option, could neglect using the family-planning, consequently risk pregnancy, and
create other problems.
There is no easy solution other that abstinence, These
teenagers, obviously, through choosing to go to familyplanning clinics, have chosen the route o f nonabslincncc.
Women are not Ihe lone victims o f ovcrzcalous governmental officials. The Solomon Amendmenl discriminates
heavily against males, and, again, discriminates heavily
against poor people. One might draw ihe conclusion that
poor people lack sufficient representation in government
and are not afforded the same righls as the rest of the nation.
When receiving financial aid for college, the Solomon
Amendment requires males lo cither provide evidence they
have regisiered for the drafi or sign a statement staling Ihey
are not required to do so. The SludenI is required to do lliis
each year, and If either of the two aforementioned requirements are not met, dependent upon the circumstances
of the student, he loses his financial aid.
For the college student who depends heavily upon financial aid to make it through college, the burden o f this could
be devastating. The governmcnl should really go a slep furtiter, Make us sign a loyally oath. " I am nol a comniiinisi
and promise lo uphold the constitution and the democrat)
for which it stands in all my classes and everything I do."
The problem becomes, where the hell is thai democracy?
We base no privacy in sexual matters. The governmcnl is
content lo enforce an archaic draft registration which is extremely unpopular through entitlement and aid programs.
The American governmcnl has become the lolalllniiaii
regime ihey have been continuously been warning us about
since the A u t u m n of 1917. We need nol live behind tlie iron
curtain to lose our freedoms. Let both elected and nunelected governmental officials proceed unopposed, and wc
will watch our rights fall lo ihe wayside one by one.
For what il may be worlh, all may not be lost. We miisl,
however, rise up and demonstrate lo those who supposedly
represent us iltey actually don't represent our collective
Letter writing is a start. Political columns can contribute
to the cause. Mass action, however, will get the poinl across
lo the people in power. Only muss action will motivate
antiquated legislative thinking into responsive social
awareness and lead lo subsequent legislative actions which
iruly reflect the will If the people, nol just llic will ol a
vested, rich ollgarchul class hellbent on destroying Ihe
righls of the masses.
Analyzing the results rather than Ihe intent, this initiative
picks and chooses who it discriminates against.
The question to be asked, which clinics receive Federal
funds? The answer Is, those clinics which serve the poor.
Young people who can afford private doctors, doctors who
by oath need to keep client confidentiality, can purchase
contraceptives without parental knowledge. Sexual
discrimination also occurs as a result of this initiative.
Males arc not required to have prcscriplions lo purchase
prophylactics. Females, however, arc required to have
prescriptions' for both oral contraceptives and the
diaphragm. Though prescriptions are not required for the
purchase o f l U D ' s , physical insertion by a physician is
One gets the feeling that poor women will be hurt
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M ^ h, what a week its been! We at the Aspects editorial staff
• • thought we'd share some of the highlights of our week
V ^ with you, everyone needs a little comic relief. First there
was the snow storm. I was always told white is only a flattering
color if you have a tan. I don't have one. Secondly this week
marked the beginning, middle and end of the Winds of War. This
40 million dollar made-for-TV-movie was alot better than I expected. It takes a daring look behind the scenes exposing the
Hitler-Stalin pact that made the fall of Poland so easy. Super imposed is your traditional love story, not bad but let's face it All
Magraw and Jan-Michael Vincent? Give us a break! She may only
be 4 years older than him in real life, but on the screen it just didn't
Then there was the really super Albany State Basketball game
on Wednesday night. Even if your not a Great Danes fan, or you
know nothing about Basketball, a game won in the last second of
the game by the team hero is a great game. It also helps when the
other teams player (number 10 to be specific) has great thigh
muscles. We like the simple things of life. We wish to thank the
sports section for their encouragement in our ventures to the gym
(we want to be thought of as well rounded).(I should say at this
point this editorial view of the game Is one sided, the other half
didn't go).
Oh, glory be, glory be--what a sight it was, what a sight it was.
Thirty people In Cloud's livingroom- the lights low, the beer flowing. . .Tuesday night was a wonder to behold. Caddys/iac/c.
"Cinderella story. . .former grounds keeper here at Augusta about
to become Masters Champion. . .tears in his eyes as he walks up
the eighteenth fairway. . .he's about four hundred and fifty yards
away, he has got about a three-iron. . .he got all oj that one. it's a
beautiful shot. uh. oh. it's in the hole, it's in the hole. "Oh my God.
So overall this has been a "sports oriented" week. We extend
thanks to Bill Murray for his unflagging inspiration. John
Dieckelman for his sky hook, Dan Croutier for that last second
shot, Mother Nature for her consideration, and all of you for sticking with us, through the perverbial thick and thin. It's time to go
Andy gets 'cool'; Gail gets
dinner, and Damian gets a new
Local Talking Heads
Sound and Vision:
Metin takes in E.B.A.
Lisanne catches Eddie & Sally
Donna looks at Dance!
The Pudz as usual,
Top Twenty, with Spectrum, of course
All centerfold photographs by Metin Ulug. Cover concept by
Matt Hickey & Debbie Millman.
Word On A Wing
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Departmental Outstanding Graduate Awards
Graduate Achievement Awards
Alumni Achievement Award
New York State Business Person of the Year Award
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// you can't play rock and you
can't play jazz, put the two
together and you've really got
—Lou R e e d
to be held
APRIL 23, 1983 5PM, at the AMERICANA INN.
BA 361-A AND BA 350-B
is MONDAY. FEBRUARY 2«*h g,nm>M
Mummy, Daddy come and look
at me now
I'm a big man in a great big town
Years, ago who would believe it's
Goes to show what a little faith
can do.
—Talking H e a d s
The Main Ingredient
The Catalog Of Cool
t school, everybody calls it dinner. They have dinner menus,
breakfast-dinner and lunchdinner campus center option meal cards.
Those who live off-campus can go home
and make dinner or go out for dinner.
Three or four nights a week I,eat pizza for
The Eighties: The Birth of
attitude an3 the rules to be cool
Dear Pizza Breath,
Thank you for writing back late, because
I got It on a bad day and It cheered me up
when I read It.
I may as well tell you
myself. . .My favorite TV shows are Little
Rascals, the Three Stooges, Odd Couple,
My Three Sons, Batman, (he Twilight
Zone, and MTV.
My preferred bands Include the Clash,
Men at Work, Stray Cats, the Police, Joe
Jackson, and Elvis Costello.
I love to eat. I am always haulng some
kind of snack. My sister calls me the Snack
King. . .
By the way, thanks for the coupons.
They expire today and I won't get to
Albany In time to use them.
Happy Eal/ng
Andrew Carroll
There's something fairly remarkable In
the above letter, at least for someone like
me who has been searching lately for the
essence of true cool. I'm not saying Annie's
letter has It, but her "likes" are a virtual
checklist of what one social arbiter has
catalogued as contemporary cool. The
Rascals, The Stooges, Zone, and Batman,
and at least three of her musical choices
may be found In The Catalog of Cool
edited by Gene Sculattl, an almost brandnew compendium of the gonest, hlppest,
and frostiest in television, music, movies,
clothing, reading, and nearly anything else
you can buy.
W h a t makes A n n i e ' s letter the
sociologically fascinating tidbit that it is is
the fact she's only 12, and comes from
Scotia • hardly promising attributes for a
potential hipster. (Sculattl would probably
call her a "geeple," before heading down
to his local thrift store In search of cool.)
That means of her fave TV shows, only
one Is being currently produced, while five
of the remaining six predate her birth by,
on the average, at least 13 years (Don't
check my math)! She left out "Leave It to
Beaver," but I'm guessing she regrets the
omission. There's something afoot here,
and I turned to The Catalog to find out just
There seems a certain arbitrariness in
Sculatti's definitions of the things that arc
certiflably cool. In music, there's Dylan, of
course, along with the Beach Boys, B-52's,
and Blondle; Sam Cooke, "King" Carrasco, and the Cramps; Psychedelia,
Rockabilly, and Punk (the sixties and the
seventies-eighties version). George Hunter
Is a "hipster saint," while the Who's music
Is dismissed as a bad Joke. Under "Screen"
they list the 50 coolest movies ever made.
an equally eclectic collection ranging from
Dirty Harry and Dr. Strangelove to The
Horror of Party Beach and High School
Confidential. Lolfta is the quintessential
movie from the ultimate year (1962), while
James Coburn out-cools Bond In the
"Flint" movies and The
And on the tube, Bronk,
Bullwlnkle, J.R., Joe Franklin, and the
Honeymooners ("the comic slt-com of all
time") are some of the big winners.
There's also a glossary In the back,
allowing you to speak hip with the best of
'em: you can Kojack (find a usually
unavailable parking space), senior out
(become too weak to function), or take a
Three-hour Tour (adapted from Gllllgan's
Island, It means an unexpectedly prolonged experience). And up front, there's "The
Birth of Cool," which traces cool back to Its
early Jazz roots.
But arguably the book's most Influential
(or at least revealing) section Is "Threads,"
which Is less a how-to than It is a statement
of the entire hipster philosophy, or at least
the one that has most heavily Influenced
the Annie's of this day and age. The
choices are pretty much what you expect, If
you've ever raided Cheap Jack's or Trash
and Vaudeville In the Village for
yesterday's hlppest schlock: mini skirts,
paper dresses, toreador pants and sack
dresses for the gals; bowtles, pleated pants,
custom levl's (sic), tab collars and zoot suits
for the guys. Sculattl missed the ubiquitous
wool topcoat, but he does Invite you to
"Write If You Get H i p " to anything he
might have missed.
Sculattl Introduces the Threads section
with a neat syllogism. "Fashion Is obsolescence," he explains, Is the motto of
the fashion Industry, meaning that the real
business of the fashion biz Is "planning this
afternoon's demise of this morning's
vogue." According to Sculattl, cool fashion
twists the old saw to read "Who cares tor
fashion? Obsolescence Is cool." Nothing Is
new, you see, and sometimes It's only the
discarded or forgotten which stands any
chance of making a fresh Impact.
Sculatti's thesis treads familiar territory, If
you've kept up with your popular
magazines In the past few years. Back In
April of 1981, Esquire celebrated the baby
decade with "Welcome to the Modern
World," by Frank Rose, which teased us
with the promise, " Y o u think you're hip?
We'll show you hip!" Inside were visits with
artists, musicians, filmmakers and club
owners, who revealed the shape the new
hip was taking. Rose began with some
definitions: "Punk" is alienated youth, circa
1977, expounding a nihilistic world view,
which gave way to "New Wave," a generic
I term applied to a variety of post-punk
| phenomena. But even by early 1981, Rose
But I never eat dinner at home. At home
It's always supper. I always loved that
meal. I got to eat the most, the whole family was there and we al! talked and laughed.
I felt very secure, Then something happened. I guess about seven years ago, and
supper got really bad. Mommy never really
liked to cook, but occassionally she'd at
least make Rice-a-ronl or frank-and-bean
casseroles. But not anymore. I can understand it; my grandmother was a great cook
and gave lots of dinners, and she was a real
horror to live with. So maybe Mom was
rebelling. Or maybe it was menopause. Or
maybe it was because she didn't care about
us anymore and didn't feel like being a
mother. Probably all of those reasons are
true, but the last is the dinger that slapped
me In the face. It made me not want to
come home anymore. Every night we
defrosted two hamburgers or a piece of
steak for ourselves, baked up a potatoe in a
rotting, peeling pntaloe" baker and boiled,
up some frozen strlngbeans.
saw New Wave as Old, and heralded the
new movement as "Retrograde," or what
his editors called a "scavenging of artifacts
from the Fifties and attitudes from the Sixties."
"The Seventies were a bad time to be
young because nobody could agree on
what was hip," wrote Rose. "Something Is
hip - as opposed to being merely chic or
trendy - If It Is embraced by disaffected
young people and a vast range of fringe
groups, Including blacks, homosexuals, artists, Intellectuals, and the very, very rich."
By April of ' 8 1 , the fringe groups had
embraced that which had been traditionally
considered unhlp (obsolescence Is cool),
and deified purveyors of pop singles, surf
rock, cocktail jazz, products made of
plastic, Formica, and Naugahyde; and
beehive hair-dos, shocking-pink pedal
pushers, skinny ties, and Gene Vincent
ducklails. Aller visiting painter Richard
Boch, Club 57, photographer Marcus
Leatherdale, filmmakers Beth and Scott B,
and Blondle's Chris Stein, Rose concluded
that "they've hit upon a new way to be hip not by rejecting what's square but by
perverting it, by searching It out and
wallowing in it and stretching It until there's
nothing left but a couple of sick laughs."
It look New York Magazine a little longer
to decide what the eighties had wrought,
and they published their findings just last
July. "The Sixties had Protest. The Seventies had Narcissism," wrote Craig linger in
the July 26 Issue. "And the Eighties have
ATTITUDE." Unger's approach was Identical to Rose's, and his conclusions were
similar. Rose wrote of an "obsession with
. the pre-hlppie pop-culture past"; Unger
{ called It "their obsession with a cultural past
I ' they never knew." The art director's con• cept for this Ironic new world Included
; Fllntstone typefaces and circa 1950 print
• ad graphics (bowlers, bongos, bakellte
J radios), Illustrating Unger's conclusions
I that Attitude goes beyond hip. Rather, it Is
• a "Self-consciously styled variant of camp,
It is a "self'Consciously styled
variant of camp, an esthetic
based on ripping images
out of the past and
presenting them out
context." (obsolescence is cool)
an esthetic based on ripping Images out ol
the past and presenting them out of context" (obsolescence Is cool.)
Of course, these articles are hardly the
last word In defining our generation (and
barely the first, considering how many people heard of them or Insist that they have
"attitude"), and the field Is still fairly open
for those who want to give the decade a
suitable moniker. I'd like to offer one, based on the lifestyle celebrated, however
Ironically, In The Catalog of Cool, along
St. Mark's Place, or anyplace else where,
as Unger puts it, "TV heroes and a collagist
esthetic represent the more fanciful side ol
our new generation."
I suggest the "Post" Generation, with its
conscious echo of an earlier attempt to
label a youthful vanguard and an apology
to Time magazine, which reviewed
Stephen King's Different Seasons as an example of "post-literate literature." Time
argued that King's sensibility, like
Spielberg's, or Lucas's (or Setzer's, If you
will), was born ol the movie and television
screens, and his allusions are intended for
a like-minded generation. In the same way.
what Is considered hip today is that which
alludes to a not-so-dlstant, very accessible
past, with the emphasis on resurrecting
those Images that were once considered so
disposable. King and Spielberg entertain us
by ransacking our closets ol popular images, the way Sculattl tells us what's cool
after rummaging through the Army-Navy.
And while Unger and Rose discovered a
potent artistic movement associated with
this modern world, 'Post" carries the implication that any generation obsessed with
the Icons and Images of another lacks the
spontaneity, creativity, and courage to
create Its own. Granted, any artistic movement owes a debt to the movements which
preceded It, but "Leave It to Beaver"? "The
Jetsons"? Their cult may be merely a "sick
)oke," but what do 12-year-olds know from
sick Jokes and cynical social commentary?
Unger retained an optimistic view of Ihc
new generation, despite Its appearance as
superficial and fragmented. "At Its best,"
he concluded, "youth, cynicism, Irony,
and talent can mix to generate wit, passion,
and creativity." Rose had his doubts:
"Modern youth Isn't trying to build a better
world; It's Just trying to survive this
one. . .Modern youth has no dream. It's
empty Inside. It's as cold and as hard as the
I'm not sure yet where I stand. I'm
caught somewhere In between thinking
Wally, Theodore and Eddie Haskell are a
scream, and thinking that we could be
laughing ourselves Into the bleakest of Imaginable futures. Or maybe what I said
before was wrong, and 12-year-olds know
a hell of a lot about sick Jokes and cynclsm.
Maybe they'll be the ones to grow up, and
create the (f||| j n . , | l e blank) Generation we
missed out on.
For awhile there supper was up In the
air. Sometimes I'd defrost, sometimes Robby would. Whenever my mom did It she
screamed from the kitchen In the direction
of our bedrooms and asked us what we
wanted to eat. She always interrupted us;
made us come out of our rooms. It was
pretty annoying Supper was pretty annoying then too. My mom read Newsday during the meal, and the paper took up most
of the table. I had no room for my Seventeen and Robby had no room for his hook.
So we used to talk; it was almost like she
wasn't there. Then Mommy always got a
phone call during supper, so Robby and I
couldn't talk. So, just like any normal
teenageis would have done In that situation, we laughed at her whenever she said
"piotz" or "couldn't you bust." Then she
got really mad al us and we all felt uncomfortable.
I ate dinner a lot at my friend
Barbara's house, with her brother, two
sisters, her parents and the dog. She had
such a big family and her mom always had
something prepared. I couldn't believe
it—they had everything. Two kinds of
vegetables, each in big bowls, soup, salad
on salad plates, big plates of meat that
everyone passed around, and one or two
cakes at the end of dinner. I didn't know
that families did that. It really made my
mom look like a piece of lazy shit.
My mom really hated Barbara. Barbara
Introduced me to cigarettes and beer, but
those were not to be lasting friendships.
Barbara also Introduced me to pot, Bowie,
Pink Floyd and ELP, Those four became
big parts of my life for the next five years. I
told my mom that I'd tried pot and she was
Incredibly cool about it. Her biggest worry
was that I'd enjoy the act of smoking too
much and switch to cigarettes. It was all so
unreal to me. One minute she'd be pulling
my hair and screaming at me because I
didn't see if we should put In a wash and
the next minute she'd be all kissy-lovey.
saying "please Gailie, we'd prefei It if you
wouldn't smoke so much marijuana. It's
not a good thing to d o . " *God, It takes all
the fun out of rebelllngl
The relationship between Barabara and
me wasn't meant to last. Most times I fust
put down my books, went to her house,
got high, ate cake and never came back in
time for supper. We got pretty sick of each
other and all that cake, One night al a pai •
ly at her house, we all got incredibly high
from this huge water bong that had enough
tubes for eight people. We were standing
in a circle and there I was. all 4'10" of me,
with about six or seven people atound me,
the next shortest one being 5'H". They all
got really nasty; calling me all suits of short
names. 1 ran home. Boy was my mom
relieved that I was no longer friends with
It's funny how I felt like 1 had no family
because I hated our suppeis. 1 felt so
cheated. But we did lots of things
\ together- went to movies, watched "60
Minutes", went sailing, and took a week
each In Lake George, New Hampshire,
and Providence. I guess I just looked forward to having things stay the way,they
were when I was little-- TV dinners, yodels,
butterscotch pudding, eating in the den in
front of the T V , dunking chocolate chips In
Mommy's coffee, staying up and extra
hour to watch "Beat the Clock,"playing
klckball In the backyard.
Supper has been picking up lately. We
got an electric grill outside and my mom
uses it a lot. She makes chicken, veal, hot
dogs, steak, hamburgers-- everything on
that grill and we use It in the winter. And
we have a toosler oven for the potatoes.
We eat alol of squash (acorn, winter and
spaghetti)i peas and carrots, but mostly
we still have beans. The last time we
used salt Mick Jagger was married. The
things that should've changed did-- I guess
they always do. We got a pretty teapot to
boil water In, which replaces the old heat
up tin pot we used to use. And we all ate
dinner together this past January, Rob and
I gni off work at different limes, but we still
walled for each other, and a lot of nights
we ate supper at 8:30 p.m. and M o m n y
sat with us even though she'd already
eaten. I brought food back for her from
work, which was McDonald's, and in turn
she almost always had something waiting
for me. 1 cooked a lot. Daddy ate with us
when he could, except lhat he was very
sick towards the end of the month so he
couldn't go downstairs to the kitchen.
Supper is more than the formal meal
dinner —It's sitting with your family, talking,
laughing, enjoying each other's company.
It should be treated with more respect.
Just ask mom —she now tells her friends
that call during supper to call back at a
more convenient time because, after all,
"We're eating supper now and 1 haven't
seen the kids all day." I love you too.
A Farewell To Damian
My apoh'jies to Theodore Dreiser
t's been one of those days. No
vacations In sight, another 15 inches of snow to slog through and
of course that ubiquitous yet no less
menacing cold. So, ! decided to look
through my collection of pictures—detailed
fossils from my fabulous past, and put on
New Order's new album entitled, "New
Order". First things first.
1) 1 was a cute little kid. (What happened?)
2) Who took the pictures of me when 1
was being taken to the sanitarium, and why
don't 1 feel as happy now as I did then?
3)ln thinking of my past in terms of the
way 1 am now, I repeat the question with
some sincerity. What happened?! This
third question applies as well to New
In the beginning, there was the band and
the band was called Joy Division (the title
taken from the name given the section
where prostitutes where kept in German
concentration camps.}
To attempt to
describe this band's music or its affect on
the listener is pointless. For the sake of
clarity, 111 say that Joy Division was and still
is the most relentlessly despairing and
depressing modern music I've ever heard
outside of Lou Reed's sepulchral classic
Berlin. What gives their aural ambience an
even greater gravity Is the fact that on May
18th, 1980, their ex lead singer Ian Curtis
committed suicide (hence the ex.)
Out of the ashes rose New Order—a
band comprised of the three remaining
members of Joy Division. Bernle Albrecht
on guitar, Peter Hooke on bass, Stephen
Morris on drums and a new guitarist who
goes by the name of Gillian. To continue
In the face of a past such as theirs, was an
incredible feat of courage. On listening to
their first single "Ceremony" written by Ian
Curtis, and the B side "In a Lonely Place",
one is hard pressed to say that they'd successfully cleared themselves from the
looming shadows of their old band. In
slmrt, they sounded exactly like Joy Division without Ian Curtis because In effect,
that's exactly what they were.
In that same year though, they come out
with aw entire album called "Movement"
and upon listening and comparing one
could say the album was aptly titled.
"Movement" has a synthesized danceable
sound and some slightly neurotic yet
ultimately hypnotic lyrics.
had, and still has I would Imagine a great
first side and a weak second side but most
Important Movement was a step away from
Joy Division and another step In the right
direction for New Order.
Which leads to this new album. Or Is It
an E.P.? It's about a half hour's worth of
music but it's being sold at the price of a
regular album. What I find even more confusing is what I. feel compelled to write
about their new work.
"—has a synthesized danceable sound
and some slightly neurotic yet ultimately
hypnotic lyrics." ' '
Get the picture?
Still I hope that someday, New Order
will be able to put out an entire album, yes,
an entire album that will display theii real
strengths or the strengths f think they have.
Until then in my rocking chair by my window with my old pictures dreaming shall I
long, alone. In my rocking chair by my
window, shall I dream such satisfaction as I
may never feel.
Don't take the tone to heart.
Dolby's "Blinded By Science" Is good. Intelligent fun. But it's also catchy as hell
which is a fate worse than death to one too
many initially groovy songs. However, I
think I'm one of Ihe iucky few that can still
listen to it with genuine enthusiasm instead
of teeth gnashing frustration or neck snapping boredom. In fact I find the entire E.P.
enjoyable. This is the problem though.
First things first (the wheels on the Juggernaut of history continue to spin.)
1) I'm basically a sensible yet neurotic
2) I think too much.
3) I worry too much.
4) 1 worry about thinking too much.
What does all this mean you may be asking. Well I'll tell you. I'm worried that
eventually I won't be able to even look at
this album cover anymore let alone take,
the disc out and actually play it on my
roommates stereo and listen to it.
Unnecessary detail? Concern breeds
Thomas Dolby is so
fastidious about technical detail on this
album that I'm already mouthing and
screeching the various effects he employs
on this E.P. in exactly the same spot that
he has them in his songs.
Illusion 1. You're at a party.
Somebody puts on a record by the Beatles
and immediately everyone In the room is
singing the song as well as the guitar solo
the drum solo and the bass line.
Everybody knows the song Inside out.
Either a) you enjoy that sort of thing or b)
you dump your beer In a nearby plant or
shirt pocket and walk home humm
Ing/screamlng your favorite Ornette Coleman solo. The point is that catchy can
turn Into nerve wracking Thomas Dolby Is
catchy, dangerous fun.
So where does that leave me? I can wait
like Sister Carrie for music that I'll really like
or I can listen to music that I really like until
I can't stand to listen to It ever again. As
the Marquis de Sade once said, "Is
everybody happy?!"
Talk Of The Town
T o m : The portrait of the band Is the band
Itself. The songs are just mirrors of the Individuals In the band.
, u r ! e W c s U
Musically, what are you working wllh?
i f c ° g w " c o u l d come
l y
bands beyond U * - * £
^ m a t organ £ed * - " •
" b u , that doesn't
T o m : Bass, guitar and drums, Musically
up with is DaferocK
everything sounds different.
and /-ear uj w . , - . , 0 ,
even covet il
Hoiu about the Interior Farmers?
What was the Idea o/ we V
vending the liner notes 1'noticed the recor
What docs Co| llelll ploy''
C h r i s : 1 can't think of any words to
clubs and all that?
ding time of a song entitled " F u n " by Capi
Jim: Dance MBsic
describe it. People seem to say that since
,|| II Hardcore?
tie • 311 seconds! 1 immediately skipped all S c o t t : Playing non-alcoholic gigs open to
You it'ouldn'l f>
we have a rhythm box we sound like all
the otiier cuts (or this ditty (then, not aware all ages.
J i m : Nt.
these newer type bands who are getting
Was that to gel the young people or to stay
o( lis genre. "Hardcore").
Mike: l),idals|Rock
hits, like Oepeche Mode, .lust because we
j t s n o . music It's attitude.
away from booze?
Jim: 1 tordcor
: ; | t : : t : ' o l chord and p r o g r e ,
have a rhythm box. they're going to say we
S c o t t : Probably both.
Music is .i *
play synthetic music, i\nc\ all this crap. But
T o m : And If you play in a bar people con
we just couldn't find a drummer.
• „ Hardcore In attitude?
get In to the music and you can get
|,d you limit
What aboul The Plague?
something across...but no matter what
Tom: I ili" . o ' J u d e of Hardcore was
M i k e : I don't know what we'd categorize
you're really only selling beer.
*VK. m
ourselves as. Basically as 1 said before,
M i k e : You're usually just a live Jukebox.
. a , s the original so-called a
we're Just In It really for the lun. We hope
P h i l : And you're also at the mercy of the
'J p l R o c k . l t is whatever you
people will dance, sometimes they do and
Babylonian bar owners...
sometimes they don't. It makes (or a much
How's the reception been? Is It going well
better time when they do.
enough to be a regular thing?
J i m : I think most of the bands are perJ i m : Alter March, hopefully, every two
sonally interested; in other words, they
WIIY is He
write songs about what they leel - 1 know
Has it worked out as well as you thought It
Jim: Mik
they do -1 know we do • It's more than just
would, as far as response Irom the people
party music per se. That's why it's hard to
chapter that were watching?
r e n t Albany scene.
Musi IK 0
define. I say dance music because I like to
Soda Pop Matinees ^ E ^ a r W | e a ,
['. 1! • 11., or not?
T o m : I thought the last one was belter
dance and I like lo think people can dance
^ " f ^ ^ r l h 1 b " " d " on Hudson Rock than the previous ones. Before there was
.lira'. 1 •. :,t homosexual tendencies?
to our music even though they don't. Vou
log three of the b .\o.
(he otea.
absolutely no rapport between the auknow what 1 mean.
Jim: I dtn't see loo many girls playing
and a stream ° , , o t £ ' S „ever did until dience and the groups because the place
BUI: 1 think your lyrics are definitely dlf9°»a 9 e ' , r r w 3
h i day of the Hrt was so big—people were just lined around
lerent than any other band's lyrics. In
football t t f t r .
January 14. ' * "
was the outside.
general Capltlell! write songs about general
Mlke:K (jie same as Heavy Metal.
Albany snow storm.
M i k e : I think It has alot lo do with playing
feelings about what's going on. We might
Tomilnlnk it definitely Is (male oriented).
c t h a M h e r a d 0
on the lloor. Plus you figure we got 70
write songs aboul relationships more lhan
I've wfflissed some pretty ugly anti-female
not only the deadI mua
people In a 24 Inch snow storm.
some of the other bands.
iiidi)eiKs(at Hardcore shows, totally unblasts e v e r y d a y but fresn
P h i l : There were more like 89.
listen to shapes It only as much as riding on
J i m : You see, our songs came out of
piompxlrjpy the female.
dedicated * ° u * n J ^ d
Craig and M i k e : That's not a huge amount of
Ihe bus - the sound II makes. I personally
frustration - definitely,
dead end?
T o m : I go to the Embassy Club • 1 really
Do yourhfnk It's male oriented music?
January 22 •"<» I a p P ^ covering the people—but I figure that In the snow...
write most of my songs riding my bicycle.
So who do you listen to? Who would you
like the Embassy Club-if you could plug the
Jim: I'ft adolescent oriented music.
about aidlnc,
a ding me
m e l rin
- - ^ ^e r ( o. W . h
V - More
^ , people
7 ^ came
. * In - theP h U* : Yeah.
So you're writing from your own exsay
Embassy Club it would do everyone alot of
BasicilkAhen you go Into the cities you
Ats..nii scene for
or an A^pec
" S P * ™ c _ cst iuNNYV snow than to some
— * 01
«f the other ones when
S c o M : Each of the Individuals In the band
liaveneilly young crowd, like 16 or 17.
have their own particular taste.
T o m : I don'l know If I'm clear aboul this.
How abour Phil?
PhlliVdu can go to bars and there are
B i l l : 1 think I've always been a sucker for
And I'm not Irylng to be evasive
evasive It's
It's just
just like
P h i l : / don'l go fo bars,
literal) At, and 15 year olds hangln
Ihe question's too vast
I Am.
! - because music
M i k e : We go to Jim's house and drink
S c o t t : There's a reallu . ..
" " " " p" ' 106playedCa
sugary pop.
Mike ltthlr\k you'd find lhat with any
comes from everywhi
around here L " T"V°,,en
V"drome M
i k e : WW, no, o
<*""*"> °nce.
Scott: Yeah. 1 like pop too • not qulle as
hanklge music. Y o u figure Heavy Metal
So let's Just
lustt net. . . i - ' do you listen to' _
ask what
i m : I go lo Clydes • I like Discos.
polished as uhflood they a r e ^ e v n , ^ ' "°
how P h U : "TWhi et hy bnot
r o veru
k 7 aonrt
° ° ™, <f^microcosm.
, | h e E g g ana I terem , y r ~ - • -'h
„ r e your
and re- stulf that came before that has
w M
orlQlnal aeatle
/?„„., singles
, , In
J i m : He's agol
w. wnywai
Power! What do you think of when you
BUI: The Bay City Rollers?
biwiiery male-oriented for some reason.
« * ^o^respons^
I ~ » ^
' ^
hear that word?
Mike: 1 saw them live at SPAC — I'm so
I rii.o pack to the band descriptions. The
chocolate milk and discussing »M» -,-general opinions oj m< •••..y ....
T o m : Please put lhat In Ihe artic/e-l think
M i k e : There's not enough power at
•••-' same p|a,
tlons to be asked in the article you are treating the Albany bands In the area?
E.B.A. THcy should gel more outlets.
don't want
Bid: Josh likes Pere Ubu.
h n r f T ^ T ' " , 1 " - " , s much betabout to read. The participants in the Inter- Bill: There are no clubs - they're bars
day. I don't know what lo say,.,The quesijnijrepresenlatlon of the band?
T o m : People u/ith power are generally irMost of the owners ..-.-.
Scott: Well, he likes Abba loo.
Y X is
view a r e / . ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ M
oi the
have asthe
tion's loo giant for me.
ton Rock" h„t~
because all people are IrWell
S cl o
ell sJe
- Ple than
: I Hudson
thinkk -Rock"
C h r i s : I don'l have a slereo so I haven't
" " , , J o but
"I play
like punk
as much
as the ne>
"° " « did
l as a ^helo
t l ^ ' ' ..'
e eelse
p n- V
y o n,e
,il,- vise 1 wouldn't play II. It's not our best
« some good
what you listen to now.
m :; Power
T o m : It seems they're trying to use their
ii'iiqt the worst we've done. I'm nol pargelling £alot ° o f | d J o ^ c ^ h ' b U " ^ e k , c k ass, man, they
aJ ii m
Kower ccorrupts, absolute power
..u! yetting
Tom: The only album I've bought recently
cooperation fro
N i k e : I listen to anything. I have Ravi
- i-wvvci corposition to take advantage of the bands
rupls absolutely,..I ref '. *'iiuiirly pleased with the production and
"Huds. ^^mk— •• Mark Ernst (prodlucer 0/
lhat 1 like Is by a band called Crass, but as
Shankar albums, / have Sex
r . J - "-•' 'Jfld thai on tlw board
and there's really no fighting It. Cagney's
I" H t h ngrad
Bill Bella-Drums - L u m p *
albums. I have Romeo Void -1 list
far as shaping songs...The music that we
has NO Intention of paying anyone more
M y do some People
j u c h , by gelling people lo listen lo il
How manu were printed?
Bill; But you can say that about any cut on
feel the need to eX.
of Deonle U i''*lots
- ~,« i uaiuil to
a* far....,
as I've seen.
Mike Eck-Ciuitar - n.c . ._ a has NO Intention• 01
Press? Why da tiwy express and why don't
S c o t t : The first pressing was a thousand T o m : I'm
m convinced that
lhat the people wwho
people. If it's at a garage sale and it
Chris Marlboro-Bass The interior Farmers lhan the door, at least as far as I've seen.
under a dollar. I'll buy il.
copies, and he kepi 300 for himself.
We extend our sincerest apologies to any And the Chateau has had some pretty bad
P on any
anu song
««,»„ from
" ' • • wuuia pick
P h i l : After telling us he was going lo give up
I: I listen lo the serious Dab and the not
on anv so,m
f~— "•
us 50 copies - each band\ was
to Ihey ji
serious Dub - I'd like to D.J. bul they
bands tl. it ellher uiere overlooked or things go down there,
was supposed
h o^l e ^ ^ ^
"lh MTV anH , .,
weren't able to attend.
So you think that generally Albany Is
gel 50, Instead
each member gol one.
vuw «<acn
. . . „,,u Saianons
lhat -• Ihey
' a M ° n s l like
Hanking Phil.
As far as the media
' • " " " do
;dta goes,
they treat you
fairly '" Albany?
_~ I heard the descriptions brainwash.
„i , •
rT o m : | think thai alol o f »
« P o t ' s l b l l l . y f o r . h b m s e v E ns o l h 0 n ' J l a k , ?
Utile far-fetched.
were a iitlle
really know wh-, ,,
' h e y don'l
you can gel money from your record comT o m : I don'l think I've seen too many real
know lhal theu h ' . " ? " , ' " " The» d o n ' l
pany and you're an unknown band, you
"g lo express.
Let's, talk about
ly accurate articles in anything; '
Can yuu tntiuence , , „ „ ,
art. Is music arty is
I thought can become very known from il.
your music art'J
your article was good.
themselves I ) , , , , , „ , , , ' \"',
Would you utilize thai whole medium
Jim: A r t ' j ^ ^ ^ _ —
/ bet yotv soy that to all the reviewers.
M i k e : Sure, I'd do anything
to gel us
>°"«'l>»dy to do
S c o t t : (sarcastically) Yes
known. ^ ^ • • • • • • • ^ ^
T o m : I wouldn't say thai if I didn't think I
we're all artists,
OH- fomet art Spirit us. <
What maki
/ felt just about everything IVe evei
ttJKJU so special lhat t
„„„„ • ,
^ou should
• on MTV
written aboul us misrepresented us in
l, d
way or another.
Scott: No. t h i n g ' 7 P ° S e d < ° ™ & o d » e l s e ?
A 'something
J s o m ^ l : : , ' ,I r , ' 7 d " . V - ' " ^ - ' h e , n
i's- people wht
'ally play.
Tom W
,—1 1• ,want to order
'hem lo do
myly) Can I go first?
movt: Ihem
"*»'s ^ s p e c i a l abou, , h .
(Metroland)-h' '
and I
<-•—uiuuuj-ne lefl
could do
musi lhal would be
(Ihe Jan. 14 E.B.A.
... lha,
...... ih,„
U gh music,
show) before we
u (The Plague) played. As M i k e : I have nothing Important
iphragm hurls from time
the music communicating for itself, and I
far as I can tell" we
„ , . were Ihe newest band anybody - we're nol belter than anyone
guess that's big shll.
and also definitely
VfWi. but do you consider yourself musi-"ly ,Ihe youngest band. We else lhal we should be on MTV. bul shil I'd
How about politics-do
politics-do you
" ^ " think
''•'•-'- It" matters
sin office?
'ans first • virtuosos on your instrument
... could have used lire support.
like to be Infronl of millions of
S c o t t : We jusl wanl lo m.ike money.
Tom: I think that the Melroland articles wouldn't mind. I'd go on MT
T o m : Of lmcourse
. that's
_.'s obvious,
Well. it'S "been
B i l l : I think il depends how long y o u \
don't have a lot of Integrity because th
(gralling, squelly noise).
Id thai with the system it
been doing II, After a while of doing il y o u
are always positive, because, like that hey So communication,
doesn't matte
Democrat. Republi,icon-it
is a we're dealing with''
jusl go, 'Yeah. I'm a musician'. A person
'/io( s
rule or something.
io difference.
^ ^
becomes a musician when f~
Don't slag an Albany band?
does Ihougl
[Thai's whal music is.
an awareness of nu sic
BUI: I spoke lo Ihe editor about why his
express lhat
think 100 many people worry
I think.
M i k e .• .I UIIIIK
T o m l ' T u T " " " """ ' " V""r "'"SiC?
writer Just writes positive reviews. He said
M i k e : I don'l cc 'tsicle,
music being this all Importanl
. « m : w e try to' ,mak
„ „ ! „ , ,, u ,.
nyself a muslcli
lorn: We try |c> -~-i.~
. ' music as all enhis opinion Is Jusl
lust '' ' '
as much as just ,
medium of conimunlcallr" ''
compassing as life ,,. r e a | ,
thai 1
gulta, player - | don't
need exoosure
n mainly in a
I've had these
know where you
„ Ion.
I eilmgs lately || l a , P e U p |
"'•'iiscend just being
you d o n , —
* - . * anything
X - * ' else* + nol 1
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B i l l : The whole thing is a farce right now
It's becoming one world because ol com
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arguments are |usi yolng lo star! going out
the window because all it's based on Is
sovereignly, countries; nations andfoi me
this country is first and all this slut I lust
think .ill that's going out the window
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sible. not only politically, but socially so
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In a panic. Driving down
Central Avenue on what must
easily be the coldest night of the
year and the empty light on my gas guage
Is screaming its cynical warning at me 'of all
nights to run out of gas', 1 think to myself,
'minus seventeen degrees outside and
already fourty-flve minutes late for a concert I'm supposed to be covering for
Aspects ff As It turned out I didn't run out of
gas, and by the time I made It to the EBA
Chapter-house at the corner of Lark and
Hudson, I still had a half hour wait before
the first band.
new band, 01 a young
band. It - ea*} lo sa} 'I'm not going to com
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T o m : that's not .1 compromise, though
You're only compt imtslng it getting battel
means falling Into a stereotype, not
pushing yoursell to do something creative
B i l l : Peoplt say that about the Clash, that
they sold out I think theli music has |usl
expanded, because they've become better
ins. they just can't help it II you've
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I usually don't have a hard time getting
to see local bands, because shows usually
don't start before ten thirty and, playing In
a bar, owners use the band primarily to sell
drinks. In return for providing the people
and selling beer, the clubs provide the band
with a place to perform, a place where they
can contact an audlance. But what about
younger people, who are refused entry Into these bars, especially now that the drinking age has been raised to 19? Rock, or
more specifically, pop music, has always
been directed towards young people,
(since the Beatles and continuing with
bands like the Go's Go's and Oreo Speedcookie). Since It is the young market that
determines chart sucess, why then should
this section of the population be refused the
opportunity lo enjoy live music?
been togothei foi that long you learn thai
,1, ... playing
more than
S c o t t : But il becoming successful is com
pn itnislng, then what's the point ol being In
a hand-'
T o m : f. 1 me success is just personal fulfill
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Bill: Compromise isn't a dirty word. That's a major
problem with being in a band. You can't play in your
basement forevert If you wanted to maybe you could
just put out a record and never play out live, like
L L U l l U i U
J i m : I agree but I think you're trying to
change the basic nature of humans.
T o m : No. I'm not trying lo do that. I'm Just
hying to Impllment responsibility on myself
and that's '.'.luil you're asking me about
That's me I'm not part of .1 movement
When people start spying we feel this way
and we (eel thai way 1 gel littery
Do you think you're pari of a youth move
menf? Do you think you'll be doing the
same thing when you're 35?
M i k e : No Youth is just as diverse as
anybody that's older Oui parents are con
demnlng us for things we're d< ting now but
they did the same things 01 similar things
when they were younger
S c o t t : And the nexl generation Is going to
be damning us for what We do
There was a quure in an article about the
Jam and I'aul Wellet thai said that they
weren't trying to beat the system, they were
just irylng to make the best of it. What da
you think about that?
S c o t t : I'm not trying to step on anybody's
toes and 1 don't think the band is. We don't
want to make waves, we just want to make
the best of the situation we're In,
J i m : But that's like accepting the rules that
they're handing you.
T o m : It sounds like a compromise
ment. I don't have to reach anybody. I can
honestly he content ]usl playing my bass
/ )on'l you think that's selfish and introspec
T o m : I think its Irresponsible to be othei
wise To me. if success comes to the baud
that's great, but my goal is just personal
fulfillment-what 1 want to do with it is make
myself happy.
, M i k e : I an ihen you could just sit a! home
and practice You have to have some goals
to reach for, otherwise you'll go nowhere
B i l l : You can't say thai Skip, it's too big.
T o m : What do you mean it's too big,
you're telling me I can't think the way I
B i l l : No, I'm just asking what's the point m
genera! with you in relation lo youi band?
Personal fulfillment —what does that have
to do with the res) of the band? Don't you
have to consider them?
T o m : They're supposedly fulfilling
thet selves by working through the band
and working together.
B i l l : OK. each member wants to personal
ly fulfill themselves, but there has lo be a
unified direction too
T o m : That's part of the fulfillment, but if
it's not fulfilling me. I'm not in it anymore.
B U I : liut generally the band's got to be
An Afternoon Of Soda-Pop
together-It's got lo be a group effort.
T o m : I'm nol concerned, I guess, about
the destiny of the group. I'm concerned
about my own destiny,
B i l l : That's selfish,
T o m : No it's not I'm being realistic and
responsible, laibei lluiiv obliging myself to
something thai maybe won't live up to it. I
can't say I'm going lo make the other two
band members happy. I can only say I'm
going lo try to make myself happy through
it. I can't have responsibility to other peo
pie Nobody can
B i l l : Your big point before was responsibility. Now il seems like it's responsibility
to yourself, and if you're going to be Involved In a band context then you have to
T o m : The thing is you have to have
responsibility to yourself and that should
include your responsibility to the whole,
whatevei the whole is.
J i m : But al certain times isn't there an
amount of sacrifice that individuals have to
make for a group because that's democracy
and compromise?
B i l l : Compromise isn't a dirty word, That's
a major problem with being in a band. You
can't play in your basement forever. If you
wauled to maybe you could just put out a
record and never play out live, like Toto.
M i k e : So. really you have to compromise
if you ever want anyone to like you.
B i l l : You know it really is unfortunate but
you do have to mix business with pleasure.
How much do you guys know about the
record industry?
Scott: We're just scratching the surface.
J i m : I hope home taping kills the record
industry 1 hope they all go out of business.
1 think they're assholes. Anything that
escalates to a point where a giant board of
directors are going to tell a band what to do
and what to play can only go so far. If it's
bigger. It's betler. that whole business attitude...that's bull shit!
BUI: That's all pretty much part of the 70s
business end of it. It's going out.
M i k e : The problem is that it's getting out
of hand. It would be better if It starts coming back to a smaller scale, which it Is to
some extent. We have the smaller companies, the independents. The record
companies are delegating to the audience
what they should listen to. In a way I have
to listen to what the record companies dictate because that's the only product
BUI: That's the good thing about the independent record scene. If you definitely
want to survive on a small level you can get
your record distributed fairly well. It's also
using a little creativity in the business part. I
don't think being on a major label helps at
S c o t t : If you gel .1 10.000 dollar record
contract, you gotta take your studio time
out of that, you gotta lake youi pressing, all
those things are deducted from it. If the
album goes gold you might just break even
BUI: You might convince them lo give you
some money, but they're nol going to promote the hell out of It You have lo do that
yourself. So I say. if you get the money
together, do it yourself, Nobody cares as
much about your product as you do.
How important is fashion to you guys?
J i m : I like fashion. It's the first way people
•rcelve you. You can convey your per•ality through what clothes you wear, if
that's important to you
M i k e : Our guitarist wears leather jackets
with all sorts of shll hanging off It, but when
he goes to work he dressed nice because
that's what's expected of him.
J i m : Fashion is just something to do
because you're bored. I think people
should wear more dresses I think people
in Albany should dress betler
Last thing: what are your individual band
P h i l : Personal goals? I could deal with
ahealthy sex life. Band goals? It would be
•jood if people would really listen to what
we say.
M i k e : Personal goals? I want to be thin like
Scott. Band? We just warn to progress
musically, do different things, and hopefully get more people to know about us and
like us.
C h r i s : We just want to write more songs 1
guess. We have no clear cut goals as far as
records or anything like that. We don't
know what's going to happen.
J i m : I want to play in another city. That's
my personal goal —to get up in front of
people we don't know. Having your
friends come is cool, but It would be nice to
sound good and play in front of people we
don't know once. Personal goals? I want
my flower shop to work out (200 Lark St.).
T o m : I want to develop personally as
much as I can and do what 1 want to do,
and at the moment that includes playing In
a band and pushing that as far as we
possibly can push it. 1 guess I just want to
grow up. And 1 want to have sex with the
red-headed girl.
S c o t t : As far as the band goes, we have a
couple of songs in the can and in the mall
to record companies. We're looking at a
single, maybe before the summer.
B i l l : Personally, make alot of money, play
In another city, put out a record, and then
come back to working life. Get a Job.
This was the primary motive of organizing the concert series at the Electronic
Body Arts Building; this concert, the fifth is
the series helped me re-evaluate my Impression of local music. For a long time
young people have been rather neglected
In the local music scene,but over the last
year or so, some Interesting changes have
taken place, a number of new, younger
bands have materialized In the area. Bands
like Lumpen Proles, the Verge and Capltle
all have the Intent to reach younger people, an audience they themselves feel a
strong alliance towards.
By the time I arrived there were about fifty people milling about In the first floor
lounge, a group of teenagers, and the
usual Albany posters. At a table In the
foyer, a band member sold drinks; Not
cocktails, but cans of soda popl Upstairs
things were curlouser and curlouser: Standing togeher or leaning against the wall
near the stage were groups of kids, some
wearing leather jackets, most In that
awkward adolesent stage somewhere after
shaving but before a clear complexion.
Standing there at what looked like a
sock hop for Juvnlle delinquents, I oddly
began to feel old for the first time. Mc, the
guy who still breaks Into a cold sweat
everytime I walk Into a liquor store, The
most significant thing 1 could possibly say
about what was qolnq on is that they were
having fun; they ran after each other,
stomping on each others toes, wrestling
each other to the ground. For a fleeting
moment 1 felt cheated, when I was sixteen
all I could do was hang out in shopping
malls. Throughout the night, the music
was really seconday - what was Important
was the event Itself, and the style, the same
style of living affecting both the music and
the clothes, a style we could call a combination of frustrations with being young In
a modern society and a post-punk
youthfull energy.
The first of the four bands up were the
Ex-Helicals, a four pelce band, that played
an energetic set of mainly original material
like all of the bands that played that
night,the vocals were lost In the sound mix,
unfortunate really, because If the band had
anything interesting to say, It certainly
couldn't be conveyed. The Ex-Hellcats are,
above all, a garage band, I got the Impression that if they had been together five
years ago they would have played
Freeblrd, and stones songs. I guess I just
couldn't find any Integrity.
The best performance by far came from
the Lumpen Proles. They logically should
have gone on last, but perhaps It was so
kids could see them early In case mom and
dad needed them home before ten. The
Proles are a strong, three pelce outfit with a
tight, dynamic sound. Their most valuable
asset Is drummer Bill Rella, whose acute
sense of approrlate timing separated the
Proles from the other bands. Noy that Al
Kash of Fear of Stranger has left town, Bill
just might turn out to be one of the best
drummers In town.
At this point in the show, the crowd
began to get involved. Dancing styles tend
to change pretty regularly - which Is more
or less a method of Insuring their uniqueness from the previous generations.
Here, rough physical contact Is emphasized In something of a frenzied catharsis bodies hit each other, people are knocked
down, but then are helped up by the same
person, and then they bounce to their feel
with a smile and dance on.There Is nothing
personally agresslve or vindictive about It,
only the same youthfull exuberance that
one might find In a school playgrund.
Before writing this artlcal I worried about
misrepresenting these kid's Intentions, that
I might make them look like a gang of
blood. Thirsty savages, but unlike the
vloacnt thrash of Slam dancing styles enjoying popularity In New York and California,
this Is agression channelled Into a healthy,
enjoyable (not to mention entertaining)
After the Lumpen Proles, the true show
became the audience. The organlzors of
the EBA shows are Interested in showcasing bands other than the clique of people
usually Involved. The last two bands; Cattle and Idle Sons of the Very Rich, we're
obviously outsiders to this 'scene'(a word I
hate to use, but can find no better description). The kids In the audience were awarf
of this, and provoked by a band that not
I only played bland rock n' roll but also
played with a pompous attitude, they
began attacking the conventions of the
audience-performer relationship, by Including the stage In their dance space,
I breaking down the separation between the
musicians and audience. Their sarcastic
mimicry of a stereotypical heavy metal audience was quite amusing. At one point
they moved Inches from the band making
gestures of mock hero worship, stopped to
' laugh at their joke for a second before finding some other mischief to amuse them.
The band Cattle was dreadful, they played
dull, extended songs, psychedelic noise,
and stopped after each song for five
mlnules to tune up.
The last band provided a sociologists
dream come true. The Idle Sons Of The
Very Rich are a three piece band (Mainly of
SUNYA graduates) that play mellow,
white, reggae tinged cover tunes. A friend
commented that they sounded like The
Grateful Dead In Jamaica. All that Is fine
and good, but clearly this band was In the
wrong place at the wrong time. They even
brought some fans, a group of SUNYA
hippies to dance with them. Clearly the two
cultures were ultimately going to clash, and
the kids had the hometown advantage, this
was their turf. Eventually some of the
friends of the Idle Sons were forced Into
moving around the seemingly rowdy
dancers (you know- brittle bones). A
dancer runs down the aisle hitting our
photographers flash unit, tearing It from the
base- let It be known that one shouldn't
carry fragile equipment around these people when they're dancing, hippies are a lot
safer, the worst they can do Is Invade your
karma). The Idle Sons finished their set
with an Inane original called "Dog Food".
By this point I had lost Interest and went
downstairs. I don't mean to Imply that
these kids are an example of the youth of
today, because, as one of them told me ,
youth Is just as diverse as anyone else. Outside in the cold' night air a group o l girls
from Inside were standing on the corner. I
slopped to say goodnight just as one of
their mothers pulled up In a station wagon
to wlsk them back to whatever suburban
dream they had come Irom. I walked to my
car humming quietly to myself, "People try
Kiss Eddie Hello
Murphy smiles, shoving a thin linger under
the nose of the Callfornian good o l ' boy
glaring sullenly back al him. Silence hangs
in the air of this sleazy Country-Western
strip Joint like the stale smoke of bad cigars,
and the only sound is the new squeek of
Murphy's spats as he flashes his badge like
a second grin and presses the patrons for
Information. He stands out like a raisin In a
rice pudding, while the badge's real owner,
Nick Nolle, melts Into the background and
lets Murphy Intimidate them with dazzle.
Nolte's sheer bulk overwhelms both the bar
stool and his badly-fitting suit, but
somehow the costar of North Dal/as Fortyand Rich Man, Poor Man seeps brutal
power and speed If called to action.
to the old.
Compared to the overnight success of Murphy, Mick Nolle'seems like a veteran, yet in
many ways perhaps the chemistry works so
well between these two actors because
Nolte also was an "overnight success".
Once of the first T V mini-series was Rich'
Man, Poor Man, that starred Peter Strauss
and Nolte. He was an immediate success
as the foul mouthed antlhero who always
managed to reek of bad scotch and
machismo at the same time. Fortunately
for Nolte, typecasting has gone In his
favor, shaping him Into a slovenly, too big
to shove around James Dean of the '80s.
The thoughnosed rebel cop is certainly not
an original character, but no one could do
it better than Nolte can.
48 Hours Is not a movie for the
squeamish. There's an ice-blooded killer
(Played by James Remar) who looks like
he eats rattlesnakes raw for breakfast and
only has to look at you to make you want
to wet your pants. I haven't seen bulletThe scene Is from the new sensation, 48
riddled gunfire action like this movie since
HRS, a runaway success that stars Nick
Dawn of the Dead.
But It really Isn't
Nolte and America's hottest young comeviolence for violence's sake. There's the
dian, Eddie Murphy. Murphy, who hardly
feeling that, at least In the game of cops
seems old enough to drink and vote In
and robbers, It Is a man's world. For Inevery state, has shot to the upper echelons
stance, Murphy strikes a deal with Nolte
of movledom's big league with his role of a
that,If he can lead Nolte to the killer he can
slick, fast-mouthed, fast-movin' convict
go, for one evening, without Nolte handthat Is set free for 48 hours to catch a killer.
cuffed to htm, and find himself a woman.
For those insomniac's and late night T V
"Man, Ah been in jail! A h been In jail so
lovers, Murphy may be recognized from
climbing through the ranks of the New long A h get a hardon when the wind
Saturday Night Live, first as a bit player
Tension packed? You bet. There's a
and then a leading member of the cast. His
final death chase through the fog and neon
character Tyrone, the reactlvlst poet who
lights of San Francisco's Chinatown that
wrote "Kill Mah Landlord, Kill Mah
just builds and builds. James Horner's
Landlord", Is becoming as standard to the
musical score molds your blood pressure
new SNL players as Belushi's samurai was
Lisanne Sokolowski
through fear at one moment and laughs at
the next. Walter Hill's direction makes the
old cop-story original again, with twists
where you least expect them and expectations fulfilled when you want them to be.
Nolte and Murphy. The new Hepburn
and Tracy? Frankly, I don't think Nolte's
got Hepburn's legs. But 4 8 Hours is still
the best 2 hours In town.
Moving on to a lighter note, there's a holday season movie that's still playing In the
area that, If you were too busy to catch
earlier you should treat yourself to a smile
to now. It's Kiss Me Goodbye, starring the
trio of Sally Fields, Jeff Bridges, and James
Caan. And a trio is just what they remain
throughout the (ilm—a quaint, llghthearted
comedy about a widow who tries to
remarry to put her first husband out of her
mind and winds up with his ghost still Insisting she's his. Subtitle this one The Fining Nun meets the Tapdancing Ghost.
Caan plays Jolly, the flamboyant, multiaffectionate Broadway choreographer who
meets an untimely death during a cast party. Fields, as Jolly's widow, is adorable as
the slightly loony, frustrated New Woman,
trying to rebuild her life over but being tugjed from side to side. And Bridges, who
probably hasn't felt this lost In a situation
since being in the belly of Tron, is Field's
Because Jolly Is invisible to everyone but
Fields, sometimes the three way conversations are handled with rapid fire accuracy
and timing. At one point Fields has convinced Bridges that Jolly exists (or so she
thinks) while he humours her by taking the
"three" of them for a drive In the country.
All the Interaction by Caan and Bridges Is
handled by Fields so well that with time,
you come to think that Caan Is really Invisible after all!
Kiss Me Goodbjie Is not trying to point
out social relevancies, or make political
statements. It's Just a good, light movie
that's worth the trip for a change of pace In
the afternoon or a break from studying on a
Monday night. When the dead of winter
has got you down, and the temperatures
have driven you to hibernation, go o n ,
throw on that scarf and hike down to this
movie. You'll come out with a smile on
your face and a glow in your belly that
you'll never even feel the cold on the way
Beware The Stranger
Hypocrites and parasites will come up and
lake a bite
And tf your night should (urn to day
a tot oj people would run away
Aston "Family Man " Barrett &
Carlton Barrett
ake heed, thai you may save
yourself. What god be there in
helping others? Is there no
reward to be ours? Endless lives are lost In
this bittle ol tears. Empty days bring the
empty people who live them. Yellow Is my
part, pictured In the dreams of middle class
rebels. Our magic wands are not potent
enough, so our doubts and fears we must
bear each day, Hope will reign supreme,
but for now the" Jackals are freely feeding
upon living flesh. Ghosts walk their way Into our souls to await the destruction of
dreams deferred. Each of us Is haunted by
the possibility that we will find no job.
house or loved one. as the real world
closes In for the kill,
Hubert-Kenneth Dickey
Out of our deepest traumas corps the
strength that has made the human will to
survive a legend. Ordinary, not special,
people push the course of mankind's work
Into the future. Endless words are uttered
In this world each day. Few ol Ihem really
touch upoti the struggles that we each face
Besides the handful of people who actual*
ly make and formulate policy, most of us
are far removed from the Issues thai seem
to loom so large upon our horizon.
Somewhere, In the midst of the being lies
the secrets to our sense of happiness. Happiness, in whose great name so much has
been pushed down our throats.
The snowflakes, 'hat were falling outside his office window reminded Joe that
winter was still here. A knock upon his
door reminds Agent X that he is at work.
"Come in whoever you are. I know that
you are there lor I've heard you knock."
Turning in his choir so that he Is lacing the
door X wonders...
"Excuse me, sir, this gentleman insisted
upon seeing you." My secretary is redder
than any herring would dare think of
"I'll see the gentleman. Miss Wilson.
Thank you. You have the advantage over
me, old fellow. So perhaps you can start
out by telling me your name and the exact
nature of your business. Or at least the part
of your business most pertinent to this
meeting." A tall, relatively thin, middle aged man stood before Agent X. His clothing
and his manner seemed almost Victorian.
"My name Is W. R. Edwards. I'm In the
publishing business. That, however, has little or nothing to do with the reason why I
wish to speak with you. 1 knew the leader
of this operation when we both were
younger and attended Eaton. Mr. Edwards spoke the word Eaton as though he
had mentioned the name of the queen.
"Excuse me. Mr. Edwards but I'm still
not clear on how I might be of assistance lo
"I must apologize for the mystery that
I've placed you in. Hopefully I'll make
myself more clear as 1 go on.
Nothing comes easy in this life and if this
guy does not make my life any easier 1
guess that is just par for the course. Imagine that, Mr. Edwards and the cheese at
Eaton. A real small world if you ask me.
"Mr. Edwards did my boss send you
here to see me?"
"Old Teddy Bear was right, you are a
smart one. You see, X, I had to be sure
that he was correct In his opinion of you.
This manner of Introduction was staged so 1
would get a better look at your ability to
think under pressure."
"Mr. Edwards, now that you feel better
about my talents, would you mind 'spilling
the beans'? Time Is my boss in my line of
work." This guy Is a regular riot, maybe we
should Invite him to the Christmas office
party so he can tell us some more about
"Old Teddy Bear".
"What would you think If a woman you
were Interested on suddenly stops having
anything to do with you? Then two weeks
later she Is back at your door asking to
return to the place she once held in your
heart. I'm not that wise when It comes to
handling things like this.
"Each of us is haunted by the possibility that we will find no job,
"Sexually Speaking"
don't plan on sticking around long enough
to find out If I can live without her. I came
here to kill myself. AgeYit X. I just want to
speak with someone who might understand the heartache and pain a man can encounter In this world. It was nice meeting
you Agent X
"Mr. Edwards to borrow
an expression then proceeded to pump his
head full of lead (or at least what was left of
his head). Bits of bone marrow, blood, skin
tissue and other numerous and for now
nameless substances raced passed Agent X
and redecorated his (Agent X) body as well
as the office around him.
Only the sound
of water running brought Agent X back lo
Ihe here and now. The sound of a pool of
water beginning to form at his feet. Normally. Agent X would have been "upset" at
these circumstances, for now, however X
was jusl glad that he could feel anything.
Anything remotely associated with the day
to day routine. Like so many of us Agent X
was In shock that life had choosen lo come
Into his small little quiet realm to drop lis
heavy load. Unlike most of us however
Agent X had some real heavy shit to
remove from his life. By next week, maybe
Agent X will find a way ol telling Old Teddy
Bear lhat his friend Mr. W. R Edwards
came Into his office and then proceeded lo
blow his fucking brains all over the carpet.
So until then, beware the stranger.
wards had more light bulbs loose than the
local library. No matter, the cheese sent
him to me, so I must find some way of
helping him cope with the affairs of the
heart. Now, all 1 had to do was to find someone who could help me get over the
severe headache and heartburn I'm sure
this business was about to give me, "That'll
be all right with me. See you at 8, unless
there Is something else you wish to discuss
with me. Mr. Edwards...Mr. Edwards Is
everything all right?" Everything was not all
right and Agent X knew It, Perhaps II was
Ihe gun lhat Mr. Edwards had pointed at
the lop of his head. Shock was the least of
his problerms, for X knew that ihls mad
man was Intent of talking for a while before
he pulled the trigger. "Mr. Edwards don't
you think It would be a good Idea lo put
that gun away? You're not going to solve
any of yuour problems that way. Would
you like lo talk this thing out?" X knew that
his only chance would be if he could
somehow get Mr. Edwards talking long
enough so that he (Mr. Edwards) could
touch upon the subject lhat was eating
away at him,
"That's awlully nice of you Agent X, but,
I'm really not Interested In slopping the
plan I came to enact. Every man knows
when it Is time to leave this world. She has
left me once already, I don't think my poor
heart could stand the strain. Anyway 1
P r . R u t h Westheimer
Sunday, February 13 - 4:00p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 1 5 ill 7:30 p m
Dance, Dance, Dance
t's the first major event of the spring semester at the Performing
Arts Center—the Don Redllch
Dance Company. Presented by SUNYA's
Dance Council, this energetic company of
five (which Includes founoer Don Redllch)
will appear for only one night. February
11, on the PAC main stage.
Don Redllch has developed a reputation
lor presenting fresh, innovative
choreography that develops within the
framework of traditional theater. The company's modern dance roots are the work of
German expressionist dancer Mary
Wigman and several of their major works
have been 'choreographed by Hanya
Holm, one of Wlgman's disciples. Miss
Holm, whose credits include the
choreography of the musicals "Kiss Me
Kate". "My Fair Lady", and "Camelot"
choose to train her students to develop
their sense of movement individually, instead of following a rigid, codified method
of dance.
Thus, the Don Redllch Dance Company
performs works which, although abstract,
are emotionally involving, rich, and lively
In the face of the sterile technicality which
characterizes many other avant-garde
dance cotnpanies.
Emotions are as Important as technique
In Redllch's work—humor, pain, and joy
translate through the various dance pieces.
In an interview conducted for the Bergen
County Record a year ago, Redllch stated,
"(Dance) has gravitated toward a very
cerebral approach lo work and experience,
which is sad. I mean emotion has become a
dirty word. Maybe the pendulum will swing
back. But 1 don't'think one is going to be
moved unless one has an emotional experience."
Redllch, a student of Hanya Holm, is
especially noted for his flexibility and vitality onstage. One of the pieces in the company's repertoire, "Passln' Through" Is a
solo performed by Redllch, and has
become a signature piece for him. Clad In a
bright striped shirt and a soft hat, Redllch
twists and American folk music,
evoking the Image of a fast-talking
salesman-life is a Joke and mankind Is the
punchline, "Passln' Through" allows
Donna MacMillan
Public A f f a i r s
house or loved one, as the real world closes in for the kill."
Sounds like a case of second degree
wanting your cake and eating II too. It's
always the same, some poor slob who
knows everything when It comes to
business can't punch his way out of the wet
paper bag. "I suppose you want me to help
you find oul this woman you speak of has
found herself a new lover and Is Jusl playing you along, as they say?"
"I say there Old Teddy Bear was right
about you. You are quick upon the up-'
lake. I know that this Is quite in your line of
everyday work, but I would be deeply Indebted to you."
Jusl what I needed some poor slob can't
handle his love life and the cheese slicks
ma with the mess. I'll have to remember to him some day. Looks like Old Teddy
Bear Is trying to pull off another one of his
fast ones. Be honest X, If some old school
buddy shows up with some problem you
have to help. To people like the cheese,
old school buddy here Is right up there
alongside mom, apple pie. baseball and
pizza. "Sure, Mr. Edwards, I'll be able lo
help you. When do you want me to start
working on this problem?"
"X I'm the happiest man alive. You've
no Idea how you have come lo my side In
my darkest hour. How does dinner at 8.
sound to you?"
If my eyes and ears were not lying one
could easily get the impression that Mr, Ed-
9 1 F N News
Redllch to display his lively technique; he
has developed the piece over several
One of the company's best known
pieces, "Traces", will be performed
February 11. "Traces" is a good oldfashioned hoedown In Ihe Wild Wild West,
complete with schoolmarms, sheriffs,
ornery outlaws, barn dances, brawls, and
shootouts. It Is fast paced and constantly
energetic; the piece has been hailed for Its
exhlleraling vitality. Set to American folk
music, "Traces" shows not only the
American spirit which has the motivating
force behind America's growth, but the
traces of violence which have been One
of the company's best known pieces,
"Traces", will be performed February 11.
"Traces" is a good old-fashioned hoedown
in the Wild Wild West, complete with
schoolmarms. sheriffs, ornery outlaws
barn dances, brawls, and shootouts. It Is
fast paced and constantly energetic; the
piece has been hailed for Its exhlleraling
vitality. Set to American folk music,
"Traces" shows not only the American
spirit which has the motivating force behind
America's growth, but .the tracos of
violence which have integrated themselves
into American culture, and sadly, the
American way of life. For every covered
wagon, there was a Great Equalizer, and
"Traces" reminds us of this.
Although there Is only one performance
scheduled, the company will also conduct
numerous master classes. On Thursday
February 10. there Is a Beginner Modern
from 11 am to 12, Intermediate Modern
from 2:30 pm to 4:00, Improvisation from
4:00 to 5:30, and Limon Technique from
5:30 pm to 7:00. On Saturday, there will
be a Jazz Class from 10:00 am - 11:30,
and Intermediate Modern from 11:30 to
1:00. There is a charge for the classes;
General public $4 for the first class and $3
for each additional class, and $1 per class
for SUNYA students.
Tickets for the Friday night performance
are $6-General Public, $5-Student &
Senior Citizen, and $4-SUNYA Tax Card.
For ticket Information and Reservations,
call the PAC Box Office at 457-8606. For
additional Information, contact the Dance
Office at 457-4532, or Debbie at
457-8660. This performance Is SA funded ,
You don't have to pay more for less if you
don't want to. Attend the Student Union
meeting and find out what can be done.
Sponsored by the Albany Student Union, SASU,
and the SA Student Action Committee
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Proctor's Schenectady
Man of La Msncha Feb 18, 20-22.
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Amazing World of Video & Electronics
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Feb 20); Invitation to the Ball, a woman's
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First Annual YAHTZEE
It's Yahztee time ot the year again, and ol
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Championship Games. This Is the first year
Aspects is covering the games, and over
the course of the next seven weeks we will
bring you weekly coverage of this exciting
event. The results will be posted recording
two rolls for each contestant. Weekly odds
will be made In various places o l the ASP
by Sporls Editors Marc Haspel. Marc
Schwarz, and Managing Editor Mark
Gesner. Official Referee will be Wayne
Peereboom. Betz can be placed in CC
324. May the best man win
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Adirondack Wilderness, Iroquois Culture
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Photos by John R. Wlneland
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Drawings by Jack Roth
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Feb 11-13, 15-17-Fllz Carraldo; Nightly
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Feb 11 The Great Dictator 7:30, 10:00 LC
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University C i n e m a
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Secret of Nlmh 7:30,10:00 LC 7
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The Dark Crystal 7, 9:10
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Top Twenty
1) The Nitecaps
Go to the Line
2) Heaven 17
Penthouse and Pauement
3) Garland Jeffreys
Guts For Love
4) Michael Jackson
5) Falco
"Der Kommissar
6) Polecats
"Make A Circuit With Me
7) Dire Straits
Twisting By The Pool
4-ET: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:10; 5-Let's
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Martin Luther King: From Montgomery to Memphis exhibit on
display through April 3, 1983 at Ihe New
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Returning Women Students brown
bag lunch and day care discussion, Feb 17
at 12:00 noon In CC 370
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Forman's Loves of a Blond at 7:30 p m .
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S p e e c h by V i r g i n i a A p u z z o National
Gay Rights Movement during the 80's Feb
20 at Quality Inn (1-90 and Everett Rd.|.
Cocktails at 6:00, speech and. time for
questions begins at 7:00 p m . A d m . $3.00
G a y a n d L e s b i a n A l l i a n c e Valentine's
Day Party, Friday, Feb 11 at 9 pm In
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Literature &Culture
Main Library
featuring works by Sarah Cohen through
March. Red Carpet Lounge.
8) U2
"New Year's Day"
9) Little Steven and the Disciples of
Men Without Women
10) A Flock of Seagulls
11) English Beat
Spec/a/ Beat Service
12) Thomas Dolby
"Blinded By Science
1 3 ) T h e 3 0Clo.-k
Baroque Hoedown
14) ABC
The Lexicon of Love
15) The Kinks
"Come Dancing"
16) Dexy's Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay
17) Single Bullet Theory
Single Bullet
18) Prince
19) Spandau Ballet
20) The Bangles
The Bangles
To offend no one
T o the Editor:
Once again, a group of people who have taken offense al
something feel that in that particular instance, first amendment rights should noi apply. They therebv tell Ihe rest
o f us what we may or may not view, what is or is not good
for us. I am speaking of the members of the Feminist
Alliance who feel that, because pornographic films are offensive to them, or in their eyes are demeaning toward
women, they should not be shown on campus.
The issue is not one of how women are portrayed in pornographic films, and I am not condoning them, nor am I
denying the right lo boycolt such films (or any films for
that matter). However, this is an issue of first amendment,
freedoms. Everyone is offended by something. Personally I
find movies that portray gratuitous violence some what offensive. However I realize that there is an audience for
these films and I would never dare to presume lo tell these
people that they couldn't view their movies. I am sure that
these same women who so vehemently oppose the showing
of these movies on campus would also be outraged at the
idea o f someone like Jerry Falwell telling them that they
could not listen lo rock music or see any movies al all
(which is how things are run at his university (ASF-Spring
1982) ).
Once we allow ourselves lo begin telling others what they
might watch, or listen to, or read, we set a dangerous precedent which can ultimately snowball inlo a world much like
that o f George Orwell's 1984 or perhaps, more befitting
this situation, Kay Bradbury's Farenhell 451, in which all
books were banished and all entertainment was purposefully bland, in an attempt to offend no one.
—Mutlclyn I-:. Kelsleln
Obvious mistakes
T o The Editor:
I was greatly disturbed t " read the column in lasi Friday's
ASP. The column, by David Ross, was against ihe restriction o f handguns. It did not therefore, surprise me l o find
the column lo be quite absurd.
Perhaps the worst mistake made by Mr. Ross involves
the use of three separate studies that indicate no correlation
between handgun ownership and homocidc rates on a stale
by slate basis, There are two obvious defects in this argument. In a slate like New York, for example, there arc 16
million people. I f gun ownership in New York was to
decline, even slightly, there might for example be a drop o f
(a very conservative estimate) 10 lo 15 homocicles. This probably wouldn't make a difference in terms o f a statistical
survey, but it certainly would be worthwhile. As another
example, one might ask what would have happened if John
I.cnnon's assasin had found himself unable lo purchase a
handgun on the open market. Purhaps he would not have
had the inclination to buy one at all, hud it not been so
easy. Would this have shown up statistically'.' Titus, Mr.
Ross has missed the obvious point thai, although it might
not show up statistically, gun control legislation might well
save lives.
The second way in which the studies trotted out by Mr.
Ross are misleading is that il fails lo consider oilier countries. England, lor example is beset by many of the problems thai the U.S. faces, including higher unemployment
ban Ihe U.S. Canada also faces many o f Ihe same problems, yet both England and Canada have managed lo ellively ban handguns and both England and Canada have
lower homocidc rates titan the U.S. I am not, ol' course,
faying that there would he a precipitous drop in U.S.
homocidc rates if gun control were enacted. I do think,
though,that Ihere would he a drop, and I also think that
any decline, even if it is only one person, is well worth all
the time and effort invoked in passing the legislation that
would control handguns.
Mr. Ross misses ihe point in oilier ways, While he correctly points out tliat there are socioeconomic causes for
violence, lie fails to consider ihe means with which violence
is carried out. While I cannot speak for Mr. Ross, I know
thai if 1 was assaulted, I would not be loo pleased lo find
out that my assailant had a handgun.In point of fuel, thai
would he Ihe last thing I would wish to find out,
Mr. Ross makes yet another obvious mistake Inter on in
the article. He says that gun ownership is a sacred right of
Ihe U.S. citizenry.He continues also and says that Ihe basis
o f a free society is representation o f the citizenry. He continues to slate that most voters equate gun control with
reduced crime (incorrectly, according to Mr. Ross). The obvious question here concerns Ihe democratic process. If the
majority o f the U.S. voters (as shown in poll alter poll)
want gun control, do they not have a right lo demand it'.1 Or
should a lobby such as the N.R.A, be able lo stifle the
sincere wishes of the U.S. voters ul every turn? (And I
might add here thai Ihe N.R.A. is by no means a force
against ignorance and totalitarianism, or is il "today's insurance against tomorrow's misinformed" as Mr. Ross
would have us believe. Il is my belief that, if anything, tile
word " t o d a y " in the above quolc should be replaced with
the name of Smith and Wcssan or Browning in order lo he
M r , Ross also slates in his column Ihal anybody who
wants a gun will always he aide lo purchase one on the
black market. This again misses quite an obvious point.
The black market constituted, al least in pun, of stolen
guns (legitimately bought, of course). If this portion of the
black market were removed, wouldn't the supply of guns
there at least decline? And could nut this decline, however
small, save lives? (or even u life?)
And us fur us Ihe judges are concerned, while 1 agree ihut
some of them are lux in their application of penalties, litis
still leaves two points to consider: Firsi, prisons are already
overcrowded, and building new prisons is a greater expense
than the government is willing to make in Ihe forseeable
Second, and more important, one must consider Ihe effect prison has on its inmates. Is il rehabilitative? Or, as
most experts agree, does il lend to make iis inmates even
more criinially inclined?
I do not presume to offer any panaceas lor violent crime.
I do however, think il quite evident that a handgun is only
used lo harm or kill people and Is therefore an evil and
dangerous weapon. Il follows logically thai any steps
towards eliminating or even slightly reducing ihe number of
handguns available would be well worthwhile,
—Daniel Goldstein
Rephrased objection
To the I'd i I or:
I'm sorry hut you seem to liavc missed my point. Sure
the university community is mature enough to read profanity—hut the question ol' profanity, per se, was not the
crux of my objection. Perhaps, I was wrong in holding the
editorial staff responsible for ihe opinion column. Yet, my
objection was a full-fledged article, not merely a letter to
ihe editor. And, I'll Mill argue that most newspapers and
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1,518) 457-8892/3322/3389
Again, my point is not so much with the use o f profanity
as it was with the lack of professionalism in the article entitled " E d u c a t i o n Gets the A x e . " Let me try to illustrate
the point. I f you arc in a formal discussion about, for example, Reagan's defense policy and someone says, " Y o u
know, the defense's share of the federal budget has actually
declined duripg the period 1956-77. Until, the Carter A d ministration reversed (his t r e n d . " and then someone cries
out, "Bullshit, Keagan is responsible for reversing the trend
and has already increased the defense's share to 60
percent." Now, if Casper Weinburger were there, he'd
Question (he man about his facts, Would you listen to such
a person if he responded by saying "Shit man, that's my
Along this same vein, would you take a newspaper
seriously if (hat were ihe sort o f jounalism il allowed?
I f I'm wrong about where the responsibiity lies, then I'm
sorry. Yet, I can't help but thinking that newspaper editors
have both the power and responsibility lo control the direction a newspaper goes. As a student, I would prefer not to
see student newspapers become the " N a t i o n a l Enquirers of
public policy." O h , by the way, we have free education
through high school, highly subsidized education through
graduate studies, and fellowship programs for many doctoral students.
But again, if I'm wrong then allow me to rephrase and
redirect my objection by saying: opinion, lacking some factual foundation, deserves little recognition—unless, of
course, we're talking about favorite ice cream flavors,
Katuli;! D. Coburn
A graded change
To Ihe Editor!
I applaud M r , Clunc's article "Plus and M i n u s " for
highlighting what is so obviously a major problem with our
current grading system. S U N Y A has undoubtedly the most
archaic, unsensible, and unfair system conceivable, and it is
an outright disgrace that il has not yet been revised. I have
often wondered why this university maintains an
A,11,1,1),F, grading system and neglects the adaption of
pluses anil minuses, Cor rationaly there can be no justification.
I o begin Willi, il puts lite S U N Y A student at a disadvantage in several ways. As Mr. Chine noted, when an
employer looks al Ihe average of another SUNY student
and sees a 3.25, and then sees a S U N Y A student wilh a 3.0,
how is lie lo decipher lhal they may have identical grades?
Further, in applying lo graduate school the S U N Y A student niiglll appear Ihe weaker choice because of his tower
Cil'A. While some might argue thai most graduate schools
" w e i g h " Ihe averages of different schools; thai is, a B in
Albany is weighted equal lo an A in Hickvillc Community
C 'nllcuc - iliai is noi necessarily so certain, We can not know
or be confident thai Albany is weighted correctly by other
institutions. This fact in Itself merits a reconsideration of
ihe system, Besides, who really wishes to lake chances wilh
their Inline'.' Certainly one should feci more secure wilh a
grading system more reflective o f their abilities, for if they
don'l it, iniisi be because ihey benefit from its inherent
discrepancies and fear the prospect of receiving a more accurate grade,
Dm Ihere are slill other reasons for change as well, some
even far more obvious. The current grading system is extremely unfair lo those who receive considerably less
recognition ilian ihey rightfully earned. Anyone with common sense should recognize lhal there is a big difference
bclwcen earning an 80 and an 89 on an exam. It is absurd,
lo ihe poinl of being outlandish, to receive the same letter
grade lor such a vast difference in lesi scores, and yet it
docs persist thai litis is our grading method. Whai rationale
can justify iliis? Certainly no one thai has any reason can
infer lhal ibis is lair. The current system is pathetic and a
mockery lo the integrity ol' this school. Il is an outrage!I!
Now some may argue lhal in Ihe end il balances off - that
is, you receive as many A's as you would B's. To them I respond " B u l l s h - - ! " Is il rational to say the system is
legitimate because although il is faulty, in ihe end its
discrepancies occasionally balance out? Sorry, there can be
absoluily no defense for any gradng method thai cannot see
a distinction between scores a full nine poinls apart.
Basically, Ihe whole mailer is a case o f common sense.
Either we slick lo this disgraceful system that affects
everyone's future, or we change it lo an unquestionably far
more judicious one where a student's real ability is more accurately measured. This is an issue which should be taken
up now, and I join with Mr. Clune and anyone else who
considers the current grading system an insult to any " i n stitution o f higher education".
—Craig J . Rucker
Barred from bars
To the Editor:
A noie in reference lo the advertisement on ihe final page
of Ihe February 4th ASP.
I am eighteen years old and cannot, by law, enter any o f
the mentioned establishments (as they proof al the door).
Please explain to me, in a detailed manner (as I am a
Freshman, and rather slow), as to how 1 am to get into any
of these bars to sign a petition or drop o f f the "attached
Thank you, and please hurry the answer, as I am quite
—Ellen Fitzgerald
Spend leas, do more: use the SA
. Happy Valentine's Dayl
Discount Dlrocotry located In the
I love you.
Llghtenlng-bug lady
Terl back of your campus telephone
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To everyone Interested: There Is a
PSE General Interest Meeting Feb.
Clinton 102 and 103:
13, 6:00 p.m., HU 137. Another one
Whether In H a m i l t o n 107 orBethd:
Clinton's "swamp", we love you just
Happy Valentine's Dayl
for those who cannot attend Is on
Ihe way you are! Happy Valentine's
I love you guys.
Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., HU 137.
Love & Peace,
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I love t o cuddle you.
To everyone interested:
Happy Valentine's Day!
There Is a PSE General Interest
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To everyone Interested:
always, always, always. Happy
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There Is a PSE General Interest Daytona/Ft. Lauterdale spring
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Treasurer for Telethon '83. Contact
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ing must be paid In cash at the time
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Dear Jellybean,
cepted. Minimum charge tor billing
Me ! • •
I love you.
Lost: a golden retriever, 9 yrs. old.t back of your campus telephone
Is $25.00 per issue.
Your Dizzy Chick
To everyone interested: There Is a
Needs medical attention, has ar-' book and "The Student Voice".
No ads will be printed without a
Dlanna, Ellssa, Denlse, Lisa, &
PSE General Interest Meeting Feb.
thrltis and epilepsy. Last seen SunTo thl World's Greatest Painter,
lull name, address or phone numbei
day Feb. 6 on campus around 5 p.m.
you for painting my world
on the Advertising lorm. Credit may
Happy Valentine's Day!
for those who cannot attend is on Thank
If you have any Information please
with your love. Please be my Valen.
be extended, but NO refunds will be
I love you guys.
Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., HU 137.
call 482-3724.
given. Editorial policy will not pertlnel
Love & Peace,
Dear Andrea,
Lost: grey EMS down |ackot Irom
mit ads lo be printed which contain
Te qulere
I love you.
blatant protanily or lull names, or
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Happy Valentine's Dayl
those thai are In poor laste.
Dear Mush,
Love always,
It you have any questions or proWe've come a long way since TSP.
Dave ' Dear Lance, ,
blems concerning Classified Adver
Thanx for always being there when I •
Using, please leel tree to call or
Watch out Albany, Stonybrook and
needed you. Happy Valentine's Das
Love, Lorl
stop by the Business Otllce.
Blnghamton, U.B. Is coming and " I
to my #1 lady. "I miss you."
Dell, Lessle, Qua, and Shandyann,
like It." Good luck guys...
Love always,
When are you guys going to rate
Shehan's other girlfriend
Your favorite coatroom man
Ride needed to Port Jeltorson area,
me? I know I can beat Adam In my
P.S. HAppy VD, Job
P.S. I won't wake you at 4:30
Calvins. Happy Valentine's Day! I
weekend —2/18-2/21. Leaving Frl, anymore.
love you all.
afternoon 3 p.m. to return Sun. Denlse,
My heart belongs to you now and
Adam's competition
allernoon. Call Potra 457-8054.
forever. Happy Valentine's Day!
We've been Ihrough so much
Girl Scout Cooklos on Salo
together. There |ust Isn't enough
II seeing Into tho future was possiat Campus Center
room to rocap the 16 months we've
ble 16 months ago, I would havo
Wed. February 16th
been together. It only goes to show
lever dreamt thai my life would bo
Thurs. February 17lh
that It takos two very special pooplo
jo happy sharing It with you. You
Available are: mints, samoas,
Happy Valentino's Day, babyll
to make a relationship like ours
.avo shown t e a wahole now
chocolate chunks, cromos, elc.
grow. I knew from the moment we
Thanks lor being such a wonderful
moaning for the words " I love You".
Community Servico Students who [
Valentine's Day, Swoetheart.
"Greal Cookies lor a Groal Cause'
There were some rough times , but
failed lo come to orientation must
Love always,
you saw mo through them. YOu'vo
Mornin' Weasel,
Ski Epuipmont
come lo ULB 93 (GSPA) ImmediateDenlse
Rossignol 180's with Solomon 502
time I gaze Into your eyes, they
b'ndings, boots —Ralchle 8l20 9VV
Happy Valentino's Day! I hope the
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Lessls raed,
McKownvillo Unlled Methodist
since day one. I just hope I can conrest of our relationship will bo as
10, $45. Call 465-1686.
Be my valentine.
tinue to make you as happy as
much fun as the first month. How
1 pair, Baver Black turbo, moulded
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hockey skates, size 11. Brand now,
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my first love—nothing will ever
1565 Western Avenue (just west of
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change that. Happy second ValenBuns
Asking $55—Joe 4B20569 alter 5
tine's Day D. I love you madly.
Tues-Frl, anytime on weekends.
Telethon '83 Is looking for a
Dear Perry,
Practice: Wednesdays,
treasurer. If interested, call Eileen
Words can't convey the love and
7:00-8:15 p.m.
465-3033 or Betsy 465-1986.
devotion I have for you. You mean
For transportation, call 456-1148
Will you be my Valentine? II not, do the world to me. Happy Valentine's
.(mornings) or 438-4358.
you know who will? I love you .
Albany State Judo Club
I don't need Valentine's day to tell
Love, Anita
Class; Thurs. 7:30, Sun. 1:00. Wrestlyou what you mean to me. But since
ing room. 3rd floor PE building. New
It |ust happens to be that time of
Deal Stove,
Roommate Wanted: to complete
members welcome, info: Thorn
year, I'd like to say that you're very
I love you. Happy Valentine's Dayl
May we never run out of calculator
3-BR apt. at Central and Robyn.
457-7926 or Dave 465-1826.
special to me and I love you very
batteries, chicken patlles, or Bud
$150, includes utilities. Furnished.
Off-campus gay male social club
labels. Happy Valentine's Dayl
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forming. Bi's welcome also. 18 and
To Bob H. & Lisa N.,
over. Non-political, discreet. By InStu
On behalf of section 6-9,1 would like
vitation only. For application write:
to say thank you for making us
Box 2169 ESP Station, Albany, NY
realize that with the right people
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ ^ ^ ^ ^
Dear Elizabeth,
and Ihe needed enthusiasm, life
P.S. What and when Is the surprise?
Happy Blrthdayl Hope your 20th Is does exist In the dorms. May your
the best everl (How could it miss?) trays someday carry you to the Dear Anita,
Well, after 3 years , what words can
And don't forget—I carel
fence of lite.
express the way I really feel. I can
Gutar Lessons: Rock lead, lingersay I love you now and forever.
picking, bluegrass, classical, blues,
Happy Valentine's Dayl
Dear Suite 1702:
etc. Also ban|o, mandolin, fiddle,
and h a r m o n i c a .
To my Central Council Friend,
To the man that's very special In my You're all terrific. A Ranger leads
l o c a t i o n . I was ging to give you a special perlife.
Dear Marshmallow Fluff,
sonal Tor valentine's Day, but then I
8-month anniversary!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Quality T y p i n g — L e U e r s , term wasn't sure how you would take it. I
Love always.
ThR Flirt
I love you even more than lobster!
know if it would make you
papers, dissertations, etc. Call didn't
Your Pillsbury Doughboy
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Dear Bill,
Happy Valentine's Day!
Passport/application photos CC It lor a long time and finally decided
Valentine's Day will finally be
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Your Secret trlenc
• something special lor me because
No appointment necessary, $5.00 skeptical because I wasn't sure If
right without you. My one wish |3 lo
s o s p e c i a l ,.
tor first tow prints, $1.00 every addi- you consider me to be your valenlive peacefully with you in the ac- Lewis,
Valentine's Day, babelll
tional two thereafter. Any questions tine or not, I guess I'm asking you to
t u a l , world
Love always,
be my Valentine so this Is o r i s not a
call 457-8867.
Valentine's Day.
I love you, Happy Valentine's Day, my love!
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depending on whether or not you
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Dear Barb,
Are you saving all your pep for the
alter 6:00 p.m. 465-1686.
Susan Ivy Kalz...
Your ASP friend
Happy 20th Birthday! We haven't
band? My fingers are waiting.
Typing—excellent work. 90c per d.s.
•known each other that long, but-1
'Happy Valentine's to the greatest! I
hope to remedy that in the near
GALA Valentine's Party, Feb. 11,
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Friday 9:00 p.m. In Hum. Lounge.
love you! XXOO
Happy Valentine's Dayl
See you in a week.
Love always, L o v e ,
ChrisOnly a love as strong as ours could
Be My Valentlnel
Susan Miokey,
bring together such extremes. I
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wish the world could share our relaLisa,
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eat around Albany lor less. Find It In
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Love, Deb Happy Valentine's Dayl
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round. Europe, S.Amer., Australia,
book and "The Student Voice".
Asia. All fields. $500-$1200 monthly.
No one could make me happier than When Cupid shot his arrow at me,
I love you, now and always.
Sightseeing. Free Into. Write IJC, you have this past year. You are the he definitely hit the Bull's Eyel
The peanuts are always bigger at
Happy Valentine's Dayl
Box 52-NY-1, Corona Del Mar, CA
best Valentine I cpuld ever dream Thanks for always being therel I
—Gale the bottom of the brittle.
Dear Claudia,
Dear S.B. on C.Q.,
I love you
Happy Birthday to one of the most
Counselors: Association of InP.S. I'm hungryll
Things lust keep on getting weirder special people I know. I wish you all
dependent Camps seeks qualified
and welrderl
the love and happiness In the world.
l o r 75 member
Happy Valentine's Dayl
A special Great Dane Fan of the
Happy Valentine's Day to the most
children's camps in Northeast July
Love, F.F. on D,Q. Love always,
and August. Contact: Association
Yes HorBel
and will be with you foreverl
of Independent Campo (SUA), 157
West 57th Street, New York, New
Thanks for caring. Things are OK.
Ed pages ed:
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York 1M19J212) 5B2-3540.
Happy VDI
You're a great pal.
—The Duck—
P.S. Happy 2 monthsl
A l a s k a , Summer J o b s . Good
Take advantage ol over SO disDear Dru,
widerness resorts, logging, and
counts In the Albany area. Use the Deb—
girl a guy could ever have—Happy
much more... "Summer employSA Discount Dlrecory In the back of
Coming soon:
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ment G u i d e " 1983 employer
" I Love Dead B o y s " bumper your cmapus telephone book and
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stickers. Watch lor thorn!
Saratoga, CA 95070-0573.
11, 1983
K °S
T ^ o r sal~E^
Dear Maryann,
You're In my mind and heart always.
Happy Valentine's Dayl
This time I know not to expect
llowersl To our second Valentine's
Day together — and to many more.
Love always,
Gee Martha. I guess you can turn a
few tricks now!
Dearest Lena,
12, Happy Valentine's Day!
I love you. Give me that cheekl
Be My Valentine?
Happy Blrthdayl
Happy Valentine's Dayl
I love you!
P.S. Luv those Buns & Ralph
To Q N W W N a
The Dynasty Is lust beginning. Next
stop: #2 ranked disaster. D-UP buddies. Let's less 'em upl
Karon from Mahupuc,
HI there! Did you think that I would
never give you a personal? I llnally
Cory Swatzcha,
"Jackets and ties, hairnets and ribbons." May the surf detectives be
with you on your birthday. Let's
have a kick-ass semester. You're
definitely mre than coffee.
Your partner In crime.
' T h e Beechman
P.S. Please don't forget your bow
tie next time.
Come up lor air, would you?
Be My Valentlnelll From your
most devoted sports fan.
P.S. Don't blushl Yes, I mean
you. Still friends, OK?
Johny Wadd—
I want to have your baby.
You Know Who
Dear Mitch,
So much In so little time. I'm really
happy that you won me over and
even happier that there Is a course
called TSP 350.1 hope we can share
more memories
Philadelphia. Happy Valentine's
Love, Sherrl
See~the Nilecaps tonight at the
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Call John 7-8760
Dearest S.B.,
You're terrific, kldl Happy 1st Anniversary and Happy Valentine's
D.H., soon to be S.B.
P.S. Shit, this year went fasti
To everyone Interested:
There Is a PSE General' Interest
Meeting Feb. 13 6:00 p.m., HU 137.
Another one for those who cannot
attend is on Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., HU
Happy One Year! What else can I
say but you're terrlll Thanks lor
making the year the best. I love you
so muchl
Always, Cheryl
Happy 9 months.
Happier Valentine's Da
Luv ya,
See Ihe Nilecaps tonight at the
Dear Stephanie,
Be My Valentine.
Dear Mona,
Happy Valentine's Day. You mean a
great deal to me and I'll love you
Happy 20I Hope all your birthday
wishes come truol
Tina, Deb, and Suzanne
Happy Valentine's Day. May tho
magic of Cupid's arrow keep us
together for many more.
Staten Island Girl,
Reconslderl Please! Take time to
think, and also to remember. You
may feel you need a companion
after all. I'll be therel
Love you,
Basement dweller
To Ihe American beauty and the actross: Chins up, pretty smiles on,
and let the men beware! No more
laughing at one another's dates,
alright? This Isn't FTD, but it comes
Irom tho heart—HVD. Be happy.
Happy V-Dayl Sorry, no mushy s t u d
In this personal, you can get that In
personl Sure, see If I care that you
stole my heart awat. Thanks, thanks
a lot.
LelkoHappy 21.
Havo an amazing day!
Doug and Nell
Happy Valentine's Day.
I love you.
See the Nilecaps tonight at the
Whatever happened to the well- Chaleaull
hung unclrcumcised men In the
Take things lor what they're worth.
—Someone Who Knows You will always be a very special
Dear Val,
friend. Here's to many more long
I know we haven't been together talks, laughs, and good times.
long, but I'm glad we can share this
Be happy and enjoy—
Valentine's Day and hopefully many
Your drinking buddy,
more to come.
Love you, Dave
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Sauers. " H e has lapses o f concentration. When that happens, he's
liable to look bad on a play. He's
ust going to have to put his mind
nlo it every minute he's out there,"
aid the coach.
Hui as a starter this season, the
Jronx native's development has
certainly pleased his coach. " O f f e n sively, he seems to learn a Utile bil
.•very game," said Sauers. Thomas
,s averaging 10 points per game this
Thomas now has Ihe burden o f
being Ihe next in line l o assume
leadership o f the Danes after the
graduation o f co-caplalns Ciatto
and John Dieckeiman. Currently,
Thomas is the highest ranking
junior on ihe learn in terms o f experience in Albany.
" 1 think we're going l o expect
more anil more from Wilson. He'll
be Ihe senior witli ihe most experience next season. In some ways
Hagai Lev
citizen, except in mailers o f foreign
diplomacy and national defense.
" T h i s is considered generous," Lev
The priority o f Begin and his admiiiisiration is Ihe security o f Israel,
Lev said. However, citizens are
always on Ihe alert for bombings or
other scare tactics.
" T h e question is how to solve the
problem o f legitimate rights for
Palestinian Arabs and legitimate
rights for the security o f Israel,"
Lev believes. He pointed out at that
the Arabs have 23 nations in the
world in which to lake refuge, but
the Jews have only Israel. " T h e
Jewish people were born In Israel,
that's where our soul is. There
would be no reason for us lo exisl i f
we c o u l d n ' t live h e r e , " Lev
Lev told a slory about when he
was IS years old and living in
Jerusalem, Ihcn controlled by Britain. The year was 1939 when Lev
helped to organize a batalli.m o f 50
fighting men, armed with a few
automatic weapons. " M y parents
told me I was crazy," Lev recalled,
bin he continued in his crusade. I 1
11, 1983 r.I ALBANY
he has started to emerge already.
He's a quiet person; he's got l o d o
leading by example," said Sauers.
" T h e future is a long way away.
I could lead the team but I'll do
anything l o help the team. That's
what is important.
" I would like another S U N V A C
championship and maybe advance
lo the national finals. That would
be nice," he said.
" W e still expect' improvement
from W i l s o n , " said Sauers. " W e
know it will c o m e . "
Danes beat P i t t s b u r g h
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not much o f an offensive player.
I'm there lo get Ihings going on
defense. That's whal the coach
wants," Hay said.
Albany scored ihe first four
points o f the second half lo regain
Ihe lend, but quickly fell behind
•14-36 as Cllodis scored four o f his 15
points and McGinn and Jim Hogan
chipped in a basket each.
I'lallshurgh maintained a four to
scvcn-poinl lead for Ihe next 10
minutes, Munlalls and M c G i n n ,
who both finished with 14 points,
combined for 13 o f ihe Cardinals'
22 second-hall' points,
Ian Zadoorian pulled the Danes
within two at 53-51 with an 18-fool
jumper with 4:38 left in the game,
following a McGinn free throw,
Galto scored on a 20-foolcr l o bring
Albany to a onc-poinl deficit,
Thomas then hit his jumper that put
Albany in t'roni for only the second
time in the second half.
" I think ihe defense won this game
for us. We've been down a lot; it
fell good to win one from b e h i n d , "
Croulicr said. " 1 knew we were going for second place ( i n the
SUNYACs and a spot i n the
playoffs) and I mentioned it to the
uiys in the beginning o f the second
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The Albany Slate junior varsily basketball team won
their fifth consecutive game Wednesday, defeating the
J.V. Hamilton Continentals 81-63.
Albany's victory streak can be attributed to their
high powered offense. They have averaged over 90
points in their last three games.
Good shooting, which the Danes have enjoyed
recently, is not the only reason for scoring a lot of
poihts. Albany Slate junior varsity head coach Barry
Cavanaugh has employed pressure defense which has
caused a lot of turnovers by the opposing teams. The
Danes have been able to capitalize on the other teams'
mistakes and score on Ihc fast break. Albany is able lo
use good pressure defense throughout the game
because they have 9 players who can come in and be effective.
" W e always have fresh guys in there, so when the
opportunity comes u p , we are ready lo r u n , " said
Albany's running game was in full gear in the firsl
six minutes o f Wednesday night's game. Their defense
during that span was flawless as they jumped oul lo an
1K-0 lead. The Danes aggressive man-to-man defense
caused either a turnover or bad shot every possession
by Hamilton. Danes' guard Brian Kouppila scored six
points during that stretch, including two baskets o f f
The Danes let up a little after the Continentals
scored their first points at the 6:24 mark of the firsl
" W c let them back Into Ihc game," remarked
Cavanaugh. Hamilton closed the gap to nine, 25-16,
with 7:39 remaining In Ihc half.
Forward Hob Hall came off ihc bench for Albany lo
provide the spark thai ilicy needed. Hall hil three
si might shots lo build the Albany lead hack up 10 17.
However, Hamilton was able lo close out Ihc half
slicing, pulling lo within41-30. Kouppila led Ihc Danes
in scoring in the half with 1(1 points.
Albany center Mike Oltall was pulled oul o f the
game after only lour minutes after picking up Ids second foul. " I wauled to have Mike for flic second half
willi only two fouls. As long as wc had the lead, there
was no reason lo bring him back i n , " said Cavanaugh.
The second half saw both learns iradc baskets in the
liisi ID minutes, Albany's lead fluclualcd between ID
and 15 points during lliis lime. Guard Jnson Hurley
pul on a shooting display as he hit for 11 points within
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" I wasn'i looking for the shots bill Ihc openings
came up and I look advantage Of l l i c i n , " said Hurley.
The Danes' lead shrunk 10 seven points, 66-59, as
Hamilton's defense was causing many turnovers.
Cavanaugh called limeoui and Installed a Ihrcc-guard
offense and wem into Ihc triangle stall.
The stall caused Hamilton lo foul and when Ihc
Danes convened the foul shots ihc game was all bin
over. Albany hit 10 o f 13 free throws In Ihc lasi Iwo
minutes of ihc game.
Albany pul ihc icing on I lie cake whi n seldom used
guard Vic dcarhcad hil on a Ihrcc point play with
seven seconds remaining lo provide Ihc 18-poinl winning margin.
Hurley was high man foi Ihc Danes with 15 points.
Kouppila. J.J. Jones and Joe Rogers all chipped in
with a do/cn a piece.
Albany's next game is nol uiilil Tuesday night when
ilicy travel with Ihc varsity squad lo Oneonla lo lake
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Women indoor harriers place fifth
5th place in Ihc IIXX) yd, run wilh a lime o f 3:05.7.
" T h e team was just overpowered by the meet," said
While. "They're a young inexperienced Icam. They
The Albany Slate indoor women's Hack Icam look haven't had the exposure l o i n d o o r Irnek
fifth place in the Verinoni Invitational in Vcrmoni last competition."
The harriers also look fourth ill Ihc four by one lap
Sunday against what head coach Ron While said lo be
relay with a time of 1:31.3. The Icam is composed of
Ihc toughest compclllion o f the year.
Competing in ihc meet was host learn Vcrmoni, Skcrrilt, Anila l l c u l l l , I'ain Anderson, and Jennifer
which look firsl place with an accumulation o f 11(1 Jones.
Despite ihc loss ai Ihc Vcrmoni Invitational, While
points, Cortland took second wilh 70, followed by
is pleased wilh the turnout of harriers, " t h e potential
University of Mass. wilh 4 1 .
is there," he said. The firsl pari of the season is used
Following the lop powerhouse leanis were Plalt- primarily for gelling in shape and udjusting to the
sburgh wilh nine points and Albany wilh a lotal of competition o f indoor Hack.
seven points,
The 440 yard relay Icam, I Icalh, Jones, Skerrill and
Though overall the team did nol perform its best, Julie Smyih, look fourth.
Albany placed In the lop five positions of each event.
This Saturday the learn will compete In the Cortland
Freshman l.ynclle Skcrritl look 4th place in Ihc 50 yd, Invitational at Cortland. The meet will conslsl of 20
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has been playing much better since 2 and 1 point. Their losses have all
arc still hopeful for an NCAA
Dominique Wllkins left for the been tough ones - three by a single
berth, One of the factors that wil
NBA, while Auburn has 260-pound point and one by 4. They have the
determine their fate Is the outcome
Charles Barkley o its side. Ken- outstanding player In last year's
of conference tournaments, which
tucky, as always, Is right there, SEC MVP, Dale Ellis, and three
will provide automatic bids. The
basketball Is now a real prince.
while Vanderbilt, which enjoyed a other starters back from last year.
In the preseason, the Alabama football renaissance last fall, Is con- Consistently playing close gsmes more upsets that occur, the less
spots there arc open for the
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tages of being an independent
After losing to eventual national Hunt, has battled to a 7-4 league
Five conferences have only one
Tennessee, by the way, Is the
champ North Carolina in the mark, good enough to be part of
team with an overall losing record.
regional semi-final last March, what is now a four-way tic, with most impressive victim of 20-0
The Metro Atlantic (lona, St.
Nevada-tas Vegas. UNLV dumpec
fives in the loss column.
Peter's, e t c . ) , SEC, Metro, Big
Who will win the regular season the Vols, 70-34, at Vegas Ir
Pitt is now the Bit Ten and Big Eight. It is stuff like
crown is anyone's guess, but my December
this that could help or hinder a
nominee for the SEC post-season East's hottest team. After a 0-5
tournament champ is Don DeVoe's start, the Panthers are now 5-5 in league from receiving the odd
NCAA bid.
Tennessee Volunteers, a team the league, including wins over St.
Biff Fischer Is an associate coach
Among the
always near the top, but always John's and Syracuse
lacking in recognition. DeVoe's nation's independents, Southwest of the Albany Stale men's basketCardiac Kids, also 7-4, have won Lousiana snd Marquette arc the ball team as well as a staff writer for
league games by 12, 11,9, 3 (twice), ' leaders, but clubs such as Notre the ASP.
great things were expected from this
club, and heading into SEC play,
the Tide was undefeated, including
a rousing 21-point win over
"It was a pretty good meet, they were better than us
Georgetown in the finals of USC's
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the performance," said Shore.
ago, Alabama went back to Los
Division 1 powerhouse, Vermont, was in town to
The Albany State women's swimming and diving
Angeles and won at Pauley Pavilion
take on the tough Albany Stale men's swimming team.
in a nationally televised game. So team were on the road, visiting Hamilton College, to
final result was an 82-30 loss but there were some
where is Bama in the SEC stan- take on a very talented Hamilton sqund.
fine performances by the Albany swimmers.
After an impressive victory over Dinghamion, where
dings? Dead last, with a 2-9 record.
Notables were Frank Cuwlcy who achieved his besl
How, you ask? Two losses by a school and personal records were broken, Albany
time ever in the 500-yard freestyle. Dean Wilson was
single point, three others by four or knew they would have lo duplicate their performance
equally outstanding in the 100-yurd breast stroke.
less, only one over 10 points. against Hamilton. The Albany swimmers did well but
In the 200 yard IM there were two personal bests by
Alabama, despite its national did succumb to Hamilton 68-59 in an exciting meet.
Jeff Ball and Andy Molola. Andy's brother Dave
The meet started out auspiciously as Sue Klclty.Sue
reputation, is still a very young
team, a group that has been unable Bass, Ellen Gottlieb and Claire Woodhcud all put in Molola had his best performance all year in the I(X)
yard freestyle.
to fill the gap left by graduated for- line performances in the 200-yard medley-relay, Claire
ward Eddie Phillips, now with the 1'hc meet started out auspiciously 200-yard 1M with
Grcitl Dune Bu.skclhnll vs. Stittcn mm
Nets. In a meat grinder league like outstanding performances. Buss had u spectacular
the SEC, maturity and poise arc a meet and qualified for the stales in the 200-yard breast
8:30 p.m.
must, and Alabama lacks in (hat stroke.
Albany also won the lust race, the 200-yard ireeslyle
area, and that's why they're last.
Who will win the SEC? Georgia relay, with Sheila p'il/.palrick, Kcilty, and Woodhcad.
The SEC is in a logjam with
several teams contending
By Biff Fischer
Every Tuesday morning, the wire
services list the major conference
basketball standings in the local
paper. There are 27 conferences,
plus 18 or 20 independents which
comprise the top level of the
NCAA. Looking carefully through
the standings, you can find some interesting stories, and none is more
intriguing than this year's SEC
race, a logjam that had six teams
tied for first going into this week.
Until the past couple of years, the
SEC was known as strictly a foolball conference, the league that
gave us Bear Bryant, Herschel
Walker and Bert Jones, among
others. At Alabama, a job switch
from freshman football coach to
varsity basketball coach was viewed
as a demotion, while at I.Sl.i, Dale
Brown went door-to-door, giving
away purple and gold nets to homes
with backyard hoops, in hope of
popularizing Tiger basketball. Only
at Kentucky was hardball king, that
due to the legendary Adolph Rupp.
All of that is in the past, however.
Once the frog of the south, SEC
Dane swimmers drop two meets
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Gymnasts trounce New Paltz with team effort
By Adam Wilk
In this modern day sports world, where
so frequently do we rind individual athletes
putting themselves above their teammates,
it is refreshing to find a team where no such
situation exists. The Albany Stale women's
gymnastics team Is giving the word "team"
its rightful meaning.
This past Wednesday the Danes defeated
New Paltz 141.25-99.05. Their victory came
after a shacking defeat at the hands of
perennial Division III power Brockport last
Saturday, which gave them their first loss of
the season.'
Against New Paltz, the women were led
by senior Elaine Glynn and junior Ginny
l.ochmnn, who finished one-two in the all
around competition with scores of 30.15
and 29.80 respectively.
Albany swept the bars, balance beam,
and floor exercise events, lhanks to
outstanding performances by Glynn, who
took first in bars, second in balance beam
and second in floor exercise, l.ochman,
who took first in balance beam and in floor
exercise, and by freshman Drcnda Arm-
strong, who took second in the bars.
Meanwhile, National Competitor Anne
Thamasctl took third in the bars, captain
Debbie Schochcr took third in balance
beam and National Competitor Elieia
Steinberg took third in floor exercises.
"It was a team effort and that's why we
won," Drcnda Armstrong said. .
Myrna Deth King agreed: "We work
together, we help each other and dial's why
we win.
Coach Pal Duval-Spillane, who has
coached the team since 1978, added similar
si ntiments: "There is no one individual on
this learn who stands out above the rest; we
have a lot of depth and that Is what is doing
il for us.
"People who come lo watch us practice
are amazed al the way the girls help each
other out, after all, these girls arc competing against each other."
Currently the NCAA has Albany ranked
eighth in an unofficial pole, which pleases
Duval-Spillaue. Bui, in order to make it to
ihe NCAA's North Eastern Regional Division II Championships, the team will haveto be ranked al least sixth. There is hope
that the EAIAW, the organization thai held
last year's tournament, (in which Albany
finished sixth) will hold another lournameni this year and that Albany will be one
of the six teams invited to compete.
No mailer what happens, Duval-Spillnne
is happy with the team's progress. "This is
Ihe strongest team we've ever had here at
Albuny," she said.
She had good reason lo boast because her
team defeated Division 1 foes LIU and Vermont, iwo teams Albany had previously
never beaten, curlier this season. DuvalSpillanc, however, refuses lo lake the credit
for the team's rise preferring to give all ihe
credit lo her players.
" Ihcy deserve il," she slated.
The team's next match is against MIT
and Kines college litis Saturday al 1:00 at
the University Gym but ihe big match is lo
take place on February 19 when Keenc nnd
Montclaii come 10 visit Albany. Last year
Ihcy were ranked ihird and sixih in the nation respectively.
"they'll be tough to beat, but we could
win il we all do well," captain Debbie
The gymnasts trounced New Paltz for Schochei explained. "It's gonna be a good
malCh," she added.
their seventh win.
Cagers look to the playoffs
By Mark I.cvine
"We've made our hold reservations in
Onconta — that's where the State Playoffs
arc," Albany Suite women's basketball
coach Mari Warner said as her team
preparid for the final few games of their
highly successful season.
With their sights presently set on the
Capital District Tournament on February
18 and 19, the Danes have the New York
Stale Playoffs in the back of Ihcir minds.
"The girls are thinking about the stales.
You can count on lliat," Warner staled.
However, there are many hurdles to overcome before Albuny is assured of being
selected as one of the eiglu teams thai participate in the playoffs which begin
February 25. Consider:
The Danes' record — although a 12-3
record appears to be impressive enough lo
be highly considered for post-season play,
Ihe process is more difficult than it sounds.
The selections are based not on overall
record, but on Ihe quality of the opposition. Points are earned for eaeli game, and
more points arc earned for wins against
teams who finish with winning records than
against teams who end up with losing
records. As a result, scheduling is very important, and Ihe Danes' early-season
schedule appears lo be somewhat of a
liability, according to Warner.
"We've played several teams that are going to finish under .500. Those wins are only worth one point, whereas the game
against Pittsburgh (which Albany lost) was
worth three points. That could hurt us."
Difficulty of remaining schedule —
with four games remaining on Ihe regular
season schedule, all on the road, the Danes
run into extremely stiff competition in their
quest to improve Ihcir standing. Saturday
they visit Pace, a difficult Division II
school, followed by a February 15 clash
with Division III powerhouse llarlwick.
"Harlwick has earned a great deal of
respect In Division III," Warner noted. "If
we can beat them, our position will really
The Danes then lace an outstanding field
in Ihe Capital District Tournament, to be
held at St. Rose. Albany opens against a
much-improved RPI team, whom they have
defeated twice this season. "We beat them
by 20 the first lime and only by 3 the second
time. They've played all freshmen since
Christmas, and they have really done a nice
job since then," Warner said. The winner
then faces Ihe winner of Ihe Union-Si. Rose
game. Both teams have played well all year,
according to Warner, plus St. Rose has the
homecourt edge.
Limited selection — of the eight open
slots, two are virtually locked up already.
"New Rochelle and Munhattanvillc arc
almost definitely going to be chosen,"
Warner commented. "They've been nationally ranked all year, and Ihcy deserve to
be selected. Also, Cortland has played and
beaten a lot of Division II schools, and they
have a good chance of going." Consequently, the Danes are one of over 30 teams that
are fighting il out for what appear to be only five open spots.
Despite these obstacles, the Danes own a
number of positive factors on their side.
One of them is the upcoming return of
senior Robin Gibson, one of the Danes'
leading scorers before being sidelined by an
injury several gumes ago.
"Robin is getting better every day. The
doctor said to have her pace herself. I plan
lo use her a little bit more in each of the
next two games, and we hope to have her at
full strength for the Capital District," said
Warner, sounding relieved to have one of
her top players back for ihe stretch drive.
The tough remaining schedule may prove
lo be an asset. With a win against llarlwick
and a good showing al Si. Rose, Albany
would seem to have peaked right al playof
As for hi r final thoughts on ihe re
maindcr of ihe season, Warner was
cautiously optimistic. " I ' m very pleased
willt ihe way we've come together as a
learn. We've had our sights sci on this from
the beginning of Ihe seaon, and the time is
now. The playoff possibilities arc here. But
we qan'l afford lo look ahead. We've got lo
play each game one al a lime and hope for
Ihe best. Thai's all we can d o , "
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the first half and grabbed nine rebounds
during that span, the senior co-capiain
finished the game with 18 poinis and 15 rebounds. Thomas had nine poinis and six rebounds in the first half.
Forward Rich Hay entered the game for
Mike Ciatto with four and a half minutes
left in the half. His defensive play enabled
Albany lo close Ihe 33-23 gap to a 35-32
halftimc score in favor of the Cardinals.
"Turnovers, 1 was thinking defense. I'm
Wilson Thomas: Quietly emerging into a star
IK Mure lluspcl
Sometimes ihc quklest sources have-a way of becoming
dominant forces, In the case of 6'4" forward Wilson
Thomas, those words eoitldn!) be more impropriate. A
determined three-year veteran, Thomas has quietly
developed into one of the undeniable stars of the I9S2-S.1
Great Danes.
"1 think the progress he has made was indicated in the
Capital Distriet Tournament at the opening of the season.
He was on the All-1 ournameiil team. That's something
that nobody would have bet a nickel oil," said Thomas'
head coach Dick Sauers.
"That (earning Capital District All-Tournament
honors) was one of the best things I got so far," said
Thomas. "It was a little bit belter than thai .1. V. trophy."
Mull J.V, trophy was awarded to I homas three years
ago It11 his outstanding performances on the squad in his
freshman year. Thomas was chosen Most-Valuable*
I'laur by his teammates alter leading ihem in scoring.
Hut more important for I homas, he became acclimated
lo the Sauers system of Albany basketball, Tor an incoming freshman [he iysiem can be confusing and time is
needed to get adjusted lo the rigors ol playing college
"I think it was just getting playing time in ihe first sear.
I got a lot of e,xposun and experience playing I.v. hull,
We were learning the same thing that I lie wnsiis was. I
was even practicing with the varsity and we used to do ihe
same offense on I.V.,' said Thomas,
Thomas spent that first year splitting lime between the
varsity anil the junior varsity. In fact alter those juniot
varsity games thai prececded Ihc varsity contests, T homas
would simply change his jersey and head hack onto the
court as a member of the varsity while the resi of his
junior varsity teammates were in the showers,
"He saw little playing lime on the varsity, but traveled
In three seasons of wearing a Great Dane uniform,
with them when the J.V.'5 didn't have a game," Sauers. Wilson Thomas has become a dominant force.
During his sophomo're year, Thomas made the jump to
varsity on a permanent basis. He was used mainly as Mike
Claim's backup, shooting around the perimeter, He also
saw some time as a postman in Albany's traditional double postman offense.
"When you're coming off the bench, you see what you
have to do because you know who you're coming in for
and what you're coming in for," said Thomas, who
averaged approximately six minutes per game that year.
If there was one thing lacking in his play, it was aggressiveness. Thomas had the size and strength, bin was
not playing with the proper Intensity. So, last summer
Thomas went lo Puerto Rico to practice with the San tierman learn, a connection his father helped make.
"I couldn't gel lo play because you had 10 be a player
before a certain academic deadline. It was harder competition. I was playing against bigger guys than I was. It
makes you be a stronger player. It was real physical — a
lot of lighting down there," Thomas described. "Alter
graduation I hope lo go down there and play."
"He needs to play another season between seasons (in
Puerto Rico),", said Sauers. " I l c doesn't know how
strong he is and how lo use his physical attributes yet; he's
just learning how to use them,"
One ol Thomas' best attributes is his leaping ability. He
is b> far the best jumper on ihe team and often when the
opportunity presents itself lie uses that ability to jam the
ball through ihe hoop with a dunk.
"I like to do il. If the opportunity is there I'll do it but I
don't try it everytime," 'Thomas said.
"A stuff at the right time in a game can really gel the
crowd into a game and motivate a team," said Sauers.
"He already had made more stuffs than any one in
Albany history. He should add to that, lie should have a
couple of them a game."
As Thomas continues his development, one area where
he'll need to work is his concentration, according to
11 •
February 15, 1983
"The Chair just
has no control over
Council. He's not
the strong figure he
should be. *'
Six SUNYA students and 18 others were
left homeless when a three-alarm fire swept
through five Madison Avenue houses
Wednesday night.
Ihe students said that the blaze started in
ihe apartment adjacent to theirs at 383
Madison Avenue. Students Jennifer Ral
Schmalz said that she and iwo housemates
who were home at the lime smelted smoke
and located it coming into the apartment
from ihe floor behind iheir sofa.
They tried to put It out, she said, by
pouring a pan of water on il, hut that was
According lo Schmalz's housemate,
Daniel I.urie, ihe room filled with smoke
within one minute, " i remembered the old
saying about slaying low," he said, "and
we grabbed our shoes and coals and got
All occupants of the buildings were
evacuated safely.
Albany fire chief Forrest Bruce said the
blaze staried in ihe kitchen of an apartment
occupied by Charlotte Angel, and ihe first
alarm was called ul 7:10 p.m. Deputy Chief
John Moran was quoted as saying Ihe fire
was "fully involved when we gol there. It
was a fire thai was out of hand when we arrived."
The second alarm was called moments
after the first and, as high winds whipped
up ihe fire and sub-zero temperatures
stymied the firefighters, a third alarm was
called at 9:15 p.m.
Four fireman were injured in accidents
caused by the thick ice which formed on the
equipment and in the streets.
The two-story buildings at 383 and 383 Vi
were heavily damaged while 379, 381, and
385 Madison Ave. sustained less severe
damage from fire, smoke, and water.
According lo Lurie, firefighters responded rapidly, but were hampered by the fact
thai there arc no fire hydrants on Garden
Alley, the street behind the gulfed
buildings. "The trucks were all on Madison
Avenue," he said, "and had to gel waler
form Dove Si. Had they been able to gel
onto Garden Alley, they could have put out
the fire much faster."
Schwartz said that the three students who
were home ai the lime—Lurie, Rcgina
Smyth, and she—were in a bit of shock.
"We ran around with our jackets open and
did not even feel Ihe cold," she said. "I
almost cried when Ihc fire hit our side of the
building." Tiie oilier students who lived in
the house but were not home al the lime of
Ihe fire arc Terry Leykis, Mari Marlins,
and David Criswell.
Lurie and Schmalz had effusive praise for
their neighbors and the Red Cross for the
help they offered during the fire. "The Red
Cross is wonderful," Lurie said. "They met
us at the scene, gave us advice and comfort,
and money for clothing and food." The
nearby Gemini Jazz. Cafe sel up a rest station and had the occupants and the
firefighters in for coffee, ".lack O'Connell,
the owner, was incredible," said Schmalz,
"He was very helpful."
The students spent the night with friends
and Ihc next morning, al the advice of the
Red Cross, went to Ihc university's Housing
Office. There they were given temporary
housing on Ihc quads and loans for books,
clothing, and other immediate needs.
In 1977-78, SUNYA instituted a disaster
By Anthony Silbcr
Dan Croulier hit a last second jump shot against Pittsburgh to win the game and
send his team to the SUNYAC playoffs.
Fire blazes on
Madison as six
students watch
homes burned
ll> Man- Sehwurz
i.vsrji / in ynttts ttnioH
S/'flK/S I
Croutier's shot sends Danes to the SUNYACs
ing shot over the outstretched arms of P i t tsburgh's Jeff Law.
"We ran the fist play, it broke up in the
Dan Croulicr's 10-fool basket at the end though. I was hoping cither .ID, Mike
me would lake Ihc shot," Croulier said.
buzzer clinched a SUNYAC playoff spot
for the Albany Slaic Great Danes and gave "Two men converged on John. I just look
them a 59-57 victory over the Pittsburgh the quick dribble, sort of slipped on ihc way
Cardinals, Wednesday night in University up, but it went in."
"I thought the game was going into overGym.
time when I saw Danny slip, but when il
The shot with no lime left on Ihe clock hit
nothing but Ihe bottom of Ihe net and sei was up, I knew we won," Dieckehnan said.
off a celebration on the court and in ihe "lie makes iliings happen, I wanted lo get
stands. The win guaranteed the Danes a him Ihe ball."
Croulier had lost a contact lens iwo
henh in ihe SUNYACs for ihe fourth conminutes Into the game. Following a slight
secutive year and gave Head Coach Dick
delay, one of Ihe I'latlsburgh assistant
Sailers his 28th straight winning season.
After' trailing for most of the game, coaches located ihe lens on the floor and
was seeing clear again.
Albany look ihe lead 55-54 with 2:55 remaining on a side juniper by Wilson
"It's a good thing he picked up lliat co I homas. ihc Danes increased llicir lead lo loci lens," Sauers said. "I'm glad to gel out
Ihree as Croulier hit two free throws with of there. We tried to run a set play. I'hat
1:11 left. A steal by Thomas on ihc other was n pretty good shol. For a little guy he
end of ihe courl led to ihe foul on Croullci
put a loi of arc into it."
by Mark Sausvlllt. The sophomore guard
" I hai shol will give them some concalmly sank both ends of ihc onc-and-one. fidence. I think dial's going lo gel iliem on
Ihe Danes came up with anothct big iheii way," Saueis added, "Our destiny Is
defensive play when Croulier forced a uu- up lo us. We can heal anyone In Ihc
novet by the Cardinals' Jim Maniaiis. John SUNYACs. Dial is our ticket lo the
Dieckehnan picked up ihc loose ball and NCAA's,"
sent an outlet pass lo Thomas. However
Albany tillered Ihe game knowing a vicThomas was called for an offensive charge tory over tin it SUNY-East rivals would
with 37 seconds remaining, reluming the secure them a place in Ihc playoffs. The
ball to Pittsburgh.
Cardinals knew they had lo defeat Albany
Following a missed shol by I'at McGinn, and win ihe remainder of their conference
Maniaiis converted the rebound Into iwo games to gain a spot in the tournament,
points and was fouled on ihe play by
The lead changed hands several limes in
Dieckehnan. The freshman went to the line the first ten minutes of Ihe first half.
with a chance to lie Ihe game at 57 with 24 McGinn's basket halfway in, gave Ihe Carseconds remaining in regulation/ Sauers dinals a lead they would hold for the rest of
called a limeoul lo rattle Maniaiis and sel Ihc half. Behind Ihe shooting of Maniaiis
up a play for ihe game winning shot. and Paul Glodis, the second leading scorer
Maniaiis connected on the free throw and in Ihe SUNYAC, Pittsburgh built leads of
the Danes drove down Ihe floor with one eighi and len points-. Glodis had 10 points
final chance to pull off the victory without and Maniaiis nine in the first 20 minutes,
going lo overtime.
Albany lacked offensive and defensive
Dieckehnan looked lo lake the shot but ,intensity for most of ihe hull'. The Danes
passed off to Croulier on Ihe left flank with received Iheir only sparks from Dieckehnan
three seconds left. The 5'7" backcourl man and Thomas. Dieckehnan,the leading
look one dribble and arced the game winn- scorer in the SUNYAC, scored 11 points in
— Former
Malt Neco
Above: Council Chair Jell Fromm; Below: Central Council meeting
Resignation reasons "vary from lack of lime lo lack of commitment to dissatisfaction....'
Lack of leadership, direction, and goals
wiihin the Central Council have been cited
by most of Ihe one-quarter of Council
members who have resigned since
.Seplcmbcr as reasons for leaving their positions.
Many of the nine former members also
mention being "tired of
dealing with members'
egos," adding that only a
small group of people
seemed lo be doing mosl
of the work.
The most recent resignations occured
when Indian Quad representatives Matt
Neco and Mark Nelson and off-campus
representative Ken Monlal stepped down
from their positions al lasl Wednesday
night's Council meeting.
According to Council Chair Jeff Fromm,
Ihe reasons there have been so many
resignations "vary from lack of lime, to
lack of commitment, lo dissatisfaction with
the organization."
Neco, who resigned in "protest of this
year's council," said he was particularly
disappointed in Ihe leadership of the Council tliis year, and criticized Fromm for
diminishing Ihe effectiveness of Council,
"The Chair just has no control over Council. He's not been the strong figure he
should be. He's made mistakes in
parliamentary procedure, judgement, decision, and meetings," Neco charged.
Neco added that the problems with ihe
leadership extend lo Vice-chair Calhy
LaSusa as well. He attacked LaSusa for
playing "loo much of a matronly role"
UUP proposes
tax surcharge
to stave off
cuts in budget
By Nancy Crowfoot
In a press conference Feb. 7, leaders of
Ihc United University Professions
(UUP),Public Employees Federation, and
New York Stale United Teachers (NVSUT)
joined together in a proposal aimed to narrow Ihc current New York Stale budget
gap, Hie proposal, which includes a surcharge on personal Income tax, has been
suggested in lieu of Gov. Cuomo's proposed cms to ihc SUNY budget,
Albany UUP Chaptci President Tim
Rcilly explained the proposal would call for
ihe Implementation of a personal income
tax surcharge between five and six percent
coupled with a ''sunset provision." File
provision stipulates ihiu this would be a
temporary measure, applying to all New
York Stale taxpayers roi approximately
Iwo years, in hopes of a resulting decrease
in tile slate budgei deficit.
"This is nol unheard of in ihe state of
New York," Rcilly explained. "Ill fuel, Il
was done in 1975 and 1976."
UUP President Nuala McOann Drcschcr
noted, "It's pretty obvious that revenue
enhancement is essential. The slate needs
more than a band-aid."
Drcschcr estimated thai ihc UUP's proposal would generate $95 million for each
Dnc percent of ihe surcharge, adding liiai
ihe proposal is designed to alleviate problems slate-wide, not only for SUNY
The current proposal comes in response
lo Cuomo's recent budget plans which include substantial cms io ihe SUNY system.
Rcilly reported thai the UUP was "not too
supriscd" by ihe budget proposals of
Cuomo, whom they endorsed in the 1982
gubernatorial election. "We always an. without allowing members lo lake more ticipate problems when il comes to the
budgei and SUNY," he said.
responsibilities on themselves.
Rcilly fell thai Cuomo has nol abandonNeco has served on Council since lasl
February. He said he found meetings were ed SUNYA's interests upon becoming
better run and more productive during his governor. "Mario has not betrayed u s , " he
February lo May term, before Fromm was emphasized. "Rather, Cuomo might not
elected Chair. "Lasl year's chair kept be aware of the present situation of SUNY,
Council under control; meetings were en- of tiie fact that there are more .students and
less faculty every year and thai SUNY's
joyable," he noted.
Nelson resigned al the same lime as Neco share of the State fund has gone down,
with similar complaints, Nelson said he was from 5.4 percent in 1975 lo 4.2 percent in
"dissatisfied with the tremendous auiouni 1982."
Rcilly goes on lo point out that while
of lime wasted by all ihe committee chairs
and members." He contends there is a state spending lias increased by a whopping
"vacuum" in Ihe leadership of Council, KM percent in ihe pasl seven years, SUNY
specifically mentioning Fromm. lie furihcr spending lias increased by only 43 percent.
noted thai a lack of respect for ihe leader- Whether Gov. Cuomo is aware of these
ship is also a problem. In his resignation
statement, Nelson, who chaired ihc Interna!
Affairs committee, said he was lired of the
"indecisiveness, squabbling, backslabbing,
and a certain lack of integrity" that occurs
in Council.
Fromm conceded lliat Council is not
working up to its potcniiul, but argues that
it's the fault of all of Council, not just Ihc
leadership. "The organization has problems bin thai has lo do with a lot of the individuals in ihc organization. To blame il
on ihc leadership is scapegoating."
He said his major goal, lo "radically
change the Internal organization of SA,"
lias been communicated to the Internal Affairs committee but not all of Council.
Fromm said he has a lol of Ideas, but most
of them are only beginning lo be discussed
by Council now. Fromm explained thai it
took him a semester "to even think of these
changes," and is now starting to work on
sonic of them. However, Fromm does not
UUP President Tim Rellly
'''Mario has not betrayed us. "
Council's lack in leadership and
goals is a reason many resign
By Heidi Grallu
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