Records broken, trackmen take eighth

March 23,1984
Records broken, trackmen take eighth at States
By Mike furkady
Si range things always happen
when the indoor irack season winds
down to the Stale Championships,
and I his year's meel was no exceplion. Bui the Albany Slalc men's indoor irack loam gave I heir bcsl effort, just 'as i hey have all season.
The irack men finished eighth of the
:23 icams pariicipitlip'g, mailing .13
points in 'he iwo-day compciiiion
held ai Hamilton College lasi Friday and Saturday. The meel winner
was Frcdonia Slate with 129 points
and Buffalo Slalc was second with
52 poinis. The Danes once again
heal on i area-rival and nimh-place
finisher RPI, as well as fourlccnlhplacc Union.
Head Coach Hob Munscy praised
his learn: "thegreat thing' ihai scis
[his season and I his team apart is
the all-mil cfforl ihey give every
lime Ihey pin their uniforms on.
They've goi pride, and ihis season
litis been one ihey can be proud
.The school records set and
broken by sprinters John Reilly and
Pal Saccocio were Iwo dramatic examples of i he leant cfforl Munscy
praised. Forced by I he meel
schedule of events lo run several
races each dny.-Rcilly and Saccocio
ran best-ever or near-best limes
both Friday and Saturday in all of
the ten races ihey compiled between
In the trials of ihe 400-meier
dash, Reilly goi off lo a good start
in his heat by blasting through the
200 mark in about 22.7 and holding
on to win it in :51.4. He explained,
"1 passed (Bob) Francis of
Fredonia just before the finish line
and he gave me a look like 'Go'
ahead, linn's dumb', Inn by running a faster lime 1 got into the semifinal heat I wanled and I didn'i
have ID run (Si. Lawrence siar Kenny) Dixon until ihe finals." Dixon
dominated all Ihrce of his races and
won the final in a shocking lime of
48,95 seconds.
Apparently, Rcilly's laclic work-,
cd. He came back in his semi-final
heat lo run :5I.I4, break Eric
Ncwlon's 1982 school record, and
finish second qualifying him for the
finals on Saturday. Dixon pulled
away from the crowd very early
while Reilly fought for position
through 2IX) meters and made a laic
move thai gave him fourth place
overall. The lime was 151.711 In Ihe
lust event of ihe competition, Reilly
Craig Patluto starts to kick In
finished eighth overall. Kacandcs
led off with a 2:01.7 leg thai had ihe
Danes lied for first, but a bod handoff put Hans at a disadvantage,
and McDonagh's scason-besl split
of 2:02.1 could not make up ihe
ground. Then Erwin look over and
ran very smartly to move Ihe team
up inlo second place.
The distance medley relay fared
somewhat belter. Freshman David
Blette ran a smart, well-controlled
800-meler lead leg to put Ihe relay
inlo second place as long-jumper
Bill Waring look over, in Ihe
400-meicr leg. Never having run the
distance before, Waring held up
very well and ran a split of :54.6 lo
keep the learn in third. Kacandcs
went out very hard in ihe
1,200-meier leg lo re-establish contacl with ihe front-runners, but was
unable lo move inlo the lead. Once
again Erwin look over (he race and
ran intelligently picking his moves
with care and walking away from
his rival milcrs in ihe final 200
meters with authority, winning the
heat and crossing the line in 4:24 for
his 1,600-mcler leg. The relay's
final lime of 10:36.90 earned litem
fifth-place medais.
Freshman David Blette makes a move to Ihe front in the distance medley relay that finished fifth
overall at the State Championships held at Hamilton last weekend.
led off Albany's 4x4O0-meicr relay Mercurio that he can have an off seconds and slipping in among 'the
McGill breaks 3,000 record
wiih a split of 51.95 seconds tind day throwing ihe 35-lb. weight and big boys' lo snag sixth place. Said
Junior captain Ed McGill finally
finished his excellent'series of faces) still finish second in Ihe Slalc. Parialo, "Il was a big surprise at
Saccocio tried lo reach Ihe finals Throwing oulside in Saturday's first, bin now I'm thinking 'why made good on his promise to break
in both the 60-meler dash and the brisk, cold wcalher, Mercurio was not?'. I wasn't thinking anything Ihe school record in the 3,000-mcicr
500-meter run only, to be knocked in third place until his last throw during the race, of course."' Coach run formerly held by Scolt James.
out of the exceptionally tough dusli when he popped a 49'11.5" loss lo Munscy lenned Ihe sophomore's The old record of 8:36.0, set when
field in Ihe quarter-finals. Thai cf- lake second. The. wcighl throw performance a "very, very pleasant James won Ihe Slale meel in 1981
on ihe same Hamilton track, would
forl left him tired and more able lo became one of iho "big surprises" surprise."
Disappointed after his perfor- have gotten only fifth place in ihe
concentrate on the 500. Friday ihai accompany every Slale meet.
sudmance on Friday, Erwin came back very, very fast race Saturday,.
night, Saccocio ran the dash I rials,
cruised through his trial heal of the denly wcnl animal and popped Iwo sirong Saturday to lead boih the McGill led most of Ihe way, bul did
500, and then ran the dash quarter; superior iprows including Ihe winn- 4x800-mcler relay and ihe fifth- not keep Ihe pace quite hoi enough
placc dislanoc medley relay with lo lire out Siena's Paul Hiirieau,
finals. He must have been lired ing toss of 52-10",
when he gol lo ihe 500-meier run
Senior Rej Jamcrson cleared sirong anchor-leg performances. who passed McGill in a bla/ing kick
semi-finals, bin il was in thai race 13*6" in ihe pole vault competition The 4x800-melcr relay leant of over Ihe lasi 110 meters. McGill
Iluu Saccocio outdid himself.
after bouncing off the cherry picker junior Tom Kacandcs, freshman ended up third in the race with his
used lo rescl Ihe crossbar during an Mike' Hans, freshman Jim lime of 8:34.22 more lhan a second
McDonagh, and Erwin ran a and a half under the old record.
"I find il pretty easy jo gel psych- earlier aiicmpi, but was nudged out
season-bcsl lime of 8:10.03 and
18*ed up ai a big meel like Slates, so in of sixth place by Iwo oilier vaullers
the semi's, I was running full om who had cleared ihe same height on
just lo make sure I wouldn't gel
knocked [Hit of ihe finals/' he explained. The effort paid off as SacParlalo a 'pleasant surprise'
cocio's second-place finish assured
Surprises worked boih ways in
him of making Saturday's finals the 1,500-meter run. In Ihe semiand his lime of 1:06.61 (Fully finals on Friday, Ihe race leaders
By John Parker
automatic liming) broke Ncwlon's • wcnl out excruciatingly slow, hitSTAFF It HITtR
500-mclcr school record set • last ling the 400-mctcr mark in 70
In Ihe very exciting NCAA
year at Copland. In the finals, Sac- seconds. Said junior Jim Erwin,
Women's Gymnastics Regional
cocio sifted inlo the middle of the "Everybody was holding back so
Championships held at Keene
pack that ran ai a distance behind ihey could kick lo the finish without
Slale College lasi Friday evening,
winner Winston Brinon of Union' gelling lired oui." Unfortunately,
Albany Slate's Brenda Armstrong
and held off John Light of Cor- Erwin spoiled the stratagem loo
and Karen Bailey each represented
tland lo finish fifth in 1:06.9. Sac- late. He look over at 440 meters and
ihe Danes in splendid fashion.
cocio also ran the third leg of ihe began lo force ihe pace, but soon
The meel, which was narrowly
4x400-mcier relay in an excellent thereafter, RPI's Scott I.eMay
won by Ithaca College, featured
time of 51.06 seconds.
moved up and impeded Erwin ilmany lop-class performers from
legaly, forcing him off the inside of
around Ihe northeast, and
ihe irack and boxing him in. The
Field events scoring
Albany's Iwo representatives were
officials overlooked the incident
no exception.
Team captain and triple-jumper and Erwin was forced inlo poor
Paul Mance pulled himself out of a position when il came time lo make
Using new twists in both her
serious mid-season nil lo finish his a bid for Saturday's finals. Despite
vault and balance beam routines,
lasi indoor season with an im-, a very strong last-quarter cfforl, ErArmslong finished with a fine
prcssivejumpof 45'.5" that earned ! win was caught off guard and failed
overall score of 31.95. Bailey inhim second place overall. Mance lo make Ihe finals.
some new innovations into
began lo sharpen his competitive
her uneven parallel bar perforFor
edge last week at the Union open
mance and managed lo also
meel where he leapl 45'II" for a however, Ihe race was made lo
record a very sirong overall score
season-best mark. In Saturday's
of 30.95. Neither score was quite
compciiiion, that jump would have
high enough to qualify for Ihe nabealen Slale Champion Kym Orr's wicked kick in ihe last few weeks,
tional championships, but Ihe iwo
Albany performances guvc ihe
winning jump of 45MO", yet il is Parlalo swung lo I lie outside during
Danes' gymnastics program tlie
notable that Mance was able to hold the lasi lap and outkicked Erwin
fine recognition il deserves.
up under ihe pressure of Ihe among several others lo qualify for
season's biggest meel. He
The powerhouse Ithaca College
A wildcard entry who did noi
noted, "My biggest problem has
leant scored an overall 165.60,
been pulling off Ihe big jump when meel ihe qualifying standard during
just barely enough lo lop un.
the pressure's on, bin sometimes I he season, Parlalo was a dark
nlmosi as equally-impressive
Karen Bailey recorded an
It's jusi ion important to screw horse in Ihe race on Saturday, but
Southern Connecticut squad, who "JV"",',
i hat did not keep him from running
finished with a 165.50.
' overall
" score of 30.95 In the
Il says something about Mure his faslesl 1,500 by a full seven
Albany gymnasts falter in
NCAA Regionals at Keene
Tuition increase unlikely next year
Fink, Anderson say no to Cuomo's proposed $200 hike
By Steve Fox
In what student leaders termed a
"major student victory" Assembly
Speaker Stanley Fink and Senate
Majority Leader Warren Anderson
came out against Governor Mario
Cuomo's proposed 1984-85 $200
tuition increase for SUNY. The two
also supported an increase in TAP
The announcement came alter
legislative leaders had been meeting
for several weeks on Cuomo's proposal, according to Anderson's
press secretary Dick Matthew. "It is
his intention and the assembly's intention not to increase tuition," he
added. Matthew noted that the
budget details are still being worked
on and that complete figures will be
coming out in a "day or two."
Neither Fink nor his press
secretary Dave Langdon could be
reached for comment.
"Things are looking very good,"
said President for the Student
Association of the State University
(SASU), Jim Tierney. He added
that Ihe statements by the two
leaders are "top budget priorities."
He noted lhat the final budget will
not be passed until April 3.
Tierney praised the lobbying efforts of students from across the
SUNY system, saying, "Students
kicked in and pushed hard." Informed students have been lobbying
legislators in groups of fifly since
Cuomo proposed his budget
January 17. He added Ihai SASU is
a coalition and lhat everybody
helped out.
Student Action -Committee
(SAC) Chair Steve Gawley called
the announcement a "clear cut student victory." He called the announcement, "basically a final
decision." No decision has been
made on dorm rent increases, he added.
Gawley claimed the consistent
lobbying efforts headed by SAC
and Student Association jSA) was
more effective than Ihe mass lobbying effort put forth last year.
Gawley credited the effectiveness
with having, "smaller, better
educated lobbyists."
He noted that these informed
students saw more than half the
Senate and assembly in its lobbying
efforts. "People in Ihe assembly
complimented us because we came
armed with the facts," he added.
He explained that SAC and SA
knew the budget issues and intelligently discussed proposals with
legislators. "NYPIRO (New York
Public Interest Research Group)
then came in and proposed alternative funding," he added. He
praised NYPIRG's efforts, saying
that they helped a lot in educating
legislators. She said that legislators
were "feeling the pressure," from
lobbyists, adding that, "We could
really tell they were harassed by the
"I was really impressed by the
people who were down there," Rotimann said. She added that lobbying had something to do with the
leaders' actions but noted that the
"It is his (Anderson's)
intention and the Assembly's
intention not to increase
—Dick Matthew
Senate Majority leader Warren Anderson
students as lobbyists. "What
separates students from lobbyists is
information and technique," emphasized Gawley.
NYPIRG project coordinator
Paul Herrick said thai he was "real
confident" that Ihe tuition increase
is not going to happen this year. He
added that he was pleased with ihe
.success of Ihe student lobbying. He
noted lhat the belter organization
and smaller groups helped, saying
that, "Ihis is the way NYPIRG has
done it before.".
Lisa Roltmann, a NYPIRG
member, was one of the organizers
in NYPIRG, who along wiih SASU
and SA coordinated efforts in sending 200 students Tuesday from
campuses across Ihe state lo lobby
legislators "realized that Ihis would
have been the fourth increase in a
row," Another reason she gave for
Ihe legislators siding with the
students was that some of them
were mad at Cuomo for sanctioning
•llcgal culbacks last year.
SA President Rich Scnaffer
claimed thai the "legislature has
reaffirmed what SUNY really
stands for...low-cost, quality
education." He also stressed Ihe effective lobbying procedure used Ihis
year, "Ihey were prepared for us
because we knew wlial we were lalking about," he slated,
Scnaffer explained lhat the personalized lobbying laclic proposed
by SASU was effective because
Banned poster causes SA candidate to file suit
By Jane Anderson
Student Association presidential hopeful
Bill McCann has filed suit with SA Supreme
Court charging that one of his campaign
posters was unfairly disqualified by SA Elections Commissioner, Tom Busby.
SA Supreme Court Chief Justice Steve
Perrin has scheduled a hearing for Sunday
McCann's poster, Busby contended, is
The poster refers lo inlcral struggles
reportedly taking place in SA between SA
President Rich Scnaffer and Vice President
Jeff Schneider.
The poster, according lo McCann, said
"Rich vs. Jeff/Jeff vs. Rich. Who wins?
Nobody. Who loses? The students. Who
needs power struggles? Vole for Bill McCann."
McCann said in his petition that he followed election guidelines when writing the
poster, and that the poster did not conflict
SA Supreme Court Chief Justice Steve Perrin
He has not yet seen the poster In question.
with election regulations. He asked lhat the
court allow him lo display the posters, and
Ihai they establish a committee to clarify Ihe
election regulations.
The sequence of events leading up to the
banning of McCann's poster is under dispute
by almost everyone involved.
"The poster isn't up yet," said McCann.
"There is no legitimate way" Busby could
have seen it, contended McCann. "He's just
going on the word of other people," McCann
said. "Busby was approached by several people who told him the poster was slanderous,"
McCann continued.
Busby concurred that he did not see the
poster prior to banning it. "I asked Bill (McCann) what it said, and he read it to me,"
over the telephone, Busby explained.
According to McCann, however, Busby informed him lhat Ihe poster would be banned,
and McCann then told him whal was on it.
Busby said he banned the poster because
he "didn't want other people's names
slandered." He emphasized thai he had to
"draw Ihe line somewhere."
The SA Election Regulation Act states,
"No person shall...unfairly or unethically attack a candidate or any part of his
McCann's poster is "not that harmful,"
noted Busby, but it "could only lead to worse
things" being used during the campaigns.
"The poster was supposed to bring out
what I'm running against, which is the petty
politics in SA," asserted McCann. He contended that the poster was not slanderous.
"1 don't know what the poster said," Vice
President Jeff Schneider maintained. "If it
said 'Rich Scnaffer (SA President) can't
communicate' it's no good (according to SA
Election Regulations). If It said 'We need
communication' then it's fine," explained
"There is some question" in the election
rules about using an incumbant candidate's
record againsl him, said Schneider, and this
is what Perrin should concentrate on in his
decision, Schneider added.
Schneider said that in his opinion, "a candidate should be praised or criticized for his
The posters "were approved (for podium
posting at the Campus Center Information
Desk) last Thursday," said McCann.
McCann maintained that his posters had
been approved by Ihe correct methods, as
staled by the election guidelines.
Busby said that he is in charge of deciding
the rules regarding election posters.
"Schneider put Ihe decision (about whether
lo disqualify McCann's poster) in my
hands," he maintained.
"Nowhere in the election regulations does
It slate lhat my posters have to meet the approval of the election commission," said McCann's petition.
Busby stressed lhat the decision lo ban the
poster was "completely" his, but said that he
had discussed Ihe issue with Schneider "just
to okay it with him." Busby said lhat
Schneider is "more or less my boss" in his
Discussion focuses on rape law bias
Russia hit by quake
(AP)Thc central Asian town of Gazli,
hardest hit by a pre-dawn earthquake, that
struck three Soviet republics this week, was
virtually flattened by the powerful tremors'
that left thousands of people homeless,
newspaper reports indicated today.
. The youth newspaper Komsomblskaya
Prayda said Ga/ti was now a " ent c i t y " with
almost 3,000 lenjs and 48 mobile kitchens
flown in In house and fed Ihe homeless.
Gazll was destroyed by a 1976 earthquake
and the trade union newspaper Trud said the
quake litis week w;us worse than ihe one eight
years ago, measuring 9.5 on ihe Soviet Intensity scalc*pf. 12,
Nine points on the scale is said to he a
''devastating'" earthquake, and the reports
thus suggested this week's quake was among
I he mosl powerful in Soviet history.
Memorial postponed
Development Corp., of which the prince is a
Brightly dressed African dancers were
among the hundreds of people jostling for a
royal handshake at Lusaka International Airport on Wednesday as the 35-year-old heir to
Ihe British throne flew in to ihe capital from
" I s n ' t he super?" exclaimed Kairina
James, 15, after she told ihe prince her
brother attended an Australian school where
Charles spent a year.
X-car owners sue GM
Washington, D.C.
(AP)Disgninl'led owners of 1980 X-cars are
following [he federal government into court
wilh claims I hat Cicnctal Motors Corp. showed "callous disregard for life and l i m b " in
selling |hem minis ii knew had faulty braking
Sonic 127 individuals or couples who
bouglu Ihe quips filed a class-action lawsuit
Wednesday in U.S. District Conn secki
damages from G M on behalf o f all I . I .
million owners of 1980 X-cars.
G M currently is on trial in a lawsuit that
-the federal government initiated to force the
automaker to recall and repair the 1980
X-cars. The government also wants G M fined $4 million for putting cars on the market
that it allegedly knew were defective.
NORAID must register
New York
(AP)Unlessit registers as an agent of the Provision! Irish Republican Army, the Irish Northern A i d Conimillce should be fined $5,000
a day, the Justice Dcparimcnt say.
The conimillce, that says it raises money
and clothing lot "oppressed people" in NorIhern Ireland, was ordered in November 1981
to report under the Foreign Agenis registration Act that il represents lite IRA provisional wing.
Judge Charles S. Ilaighl, Jr., who issued
Ihe order, reserved decision on tile new
government request after hearing both sides
argue at U.S. Disirici Court in Manhattan.
Lawyers for the conimillce countered
Wednesday that Ihe Fifth Amendment right
against self-incrimination protects the group
Tom filing the required forms.
San Salvador
(AP)The Roman Catholic Church, a steady
critic o f the extremist violence wracking El
Salvador, has postponed a memorial for its
slain archbishop creating additional tension
on the presidential election.
Monsignor Oscar A r n u l f o Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated
by a lone gunman while he officiated at an
evening Mass in a hospital chapel on March
24, 1980.
Church leaders here said, without
elaborating that they believe it would noi be
appropriate to commemorate the anniversary
on Saturday, the day before the election.
UN building burns
Lennon honored
New York City
(AP)Yoko Ono, tears in her eyes as she looked skyward, joined city officials in breaking
ground for Strawberry Fields, a 2'/i acre
"garden of love" in Central Park honoring
her slain husband John Lennon.
" T h a n k you, J o h n , " Ms. Ono said
Wednesday, looking into the cloudy skies, ai
the ceremony for the teardrop-shaped park.
The ex-Bealle's widow then told an audience of several hundred, " T h i s is John's
memorial, and you made it happen."
The memorial, named after the LcnnonMcCarlney song, was built wilh plants and
money donated by more than 80 countries.
The land will be upgraded and then maintained with a $1 million gift from Ms. Ono.
Lennon was gunned down outside the
Dakota Apartments on Central Park West
and 72nd Street on Dec. 8, 1980, by Mark
David Chapman.
By J i m O'Sulllvan
R i c h Schaffer a n d Mark M i s h l e r
"The university has a responsibility.
SA demands university
pay back classes9 money
would be "inappropriate to offer
any further comment at this lime,
because of the potential legal
aspect o f the issue."
The First semester, according to
Schaffer, SA worked wilh the
university to recover the money.
In the spring billing a notice was
attached, citing the mistake and
inviting students to pay their class
The revenue obtained, said
By C h r i s t i n e Reffelt
The classes or 1984-7 arc each
demanding a $3,000 reimbursement from the S U N Y A administration to replace voluntary
class fees not solicited on student
bills for the fall 1983 semester, according to Student Association officials.
Last fall, explained SA President Rieh Schaffer, the university
"We just want the classes to
get the money owed to
neglected to offer students the opportunity to pay their class dues,
costing each class an estimated
SA has filed a notice o f claim
against the university and the
1 state, according to SA attorney
Mark Mishler. This, Mishler said,
gives SA more time to decide
whether or not they will file suit if
the university does not replace the
Schaffer emphasized that " t h e
university has a responsibility lo
the classes to do this. We are not
interested in fighting the universit y , " he said, " w e just want the
classes to get the money owed to
" T h e university is liable for any
mistakes," explained Schaffer.
Director of Campus Life Jim
Docllefeld said Thursday that he
had not received any notice of
claim yet, and therefore felt it
Schaffer, "was minimal, because
ihe notice did not gel much of a
response." He added, " T h e
university should be aware of Ihe
claim soon. Right now we are all
waiting f o r ' a response." The
claim was filed last week.
" W e are not suing the universit y , " Schaffer stressed. Instead, he
said, he hopes to gel in contact to
meet with the administration lo
find a way to gel back Ihe money.
The university has an agreement
with the students to put these optional fees on the semester bills,
Mishler said.
The voluntary fees are requested f r o m students, faculty,
and friends of the university according to a written agreement
with S U N Y A .
The three dollar fee is an optional fee, Mishler said. However,
" a lot of students do choose to
pay Ihe fee," he added.
Although strides have been made towards fairer
laws, rape statutes in New York arc still biased
against victims, according to Margaret Clemens, a
student at Albany Law School.
Clemens, who spoke at a Women's Studies Colloquium Wednesday afternoon, pointed put that in
1975 there were only 17 convictions for rape In the"
stale, put of 2,000 reported rapes.
The reason for such a low figure, she said, was
because the law required that witnesses sec the actual
attack occur. "They didn't believe a w o m a n , "
Clemens explained. The rule was abolished in 1975.
New York is one o f two slates that still requires
corroboration when a rape victim is under 17, but
Clemens said Ihe legislature is expected to vole on a
bill that would abolish the rule this week.
Such laws, Clemens said, were "left-over for the
sense that a woman's testimony on rape was not
Until two years ago, Clemens noted, slate law required that women "earnestly resist Iheir attacker for
it lo be rape." The altitude of many lawmakers and
judges was that if a woman couldn't show thai
(resistance) she must have enjoyed i l , " Clemens said.
" T h e rape laws were never originally designed to
protect women from violent c r i m e , " she stressed.
The laws regarding rape were based on common law,
where a wife was considered property, she said.
Clemens, a graduate of SUNYA's Womens
Studies Program, addressed Ihe crowd of 25 people,
all but 2 of ihem female, and asserted that lawyers
can and do make implications during a trial that have
no bearing on Ihe actual assault. For example,
Clemens said, questions are raised as lo the victim's
past, how much she'd had lo drink, did she "want
i t , " and did, she say " n o " when she meant " y e s . "
Such fallacies, she said, still influence courts.
" B y definition in New York you cannot be raped
by your husband, " Clemens said when asked by an
audience member about marital rape.
She said there were two theories behind the law's
reason; first, thai women consented to sexual relations when they became married, or second, women
are properly, and, Clemens said, it is argued that if a
man cannot sleal his own property how can he rape
his own wife?
" I t sounds like they're justifications from the past,
bul it's still there," she added.
Marital rape is especially difficult lo prosecute
because a woman must prove force was used by the
husband, she explained.
In addition, a husband will know when his wife
will be alone or when Ihe neighbors are away, so
there are rarely witnesses, she said.
Clemens added that Florida was a national leader
in marital rape laws because several well-publicized
particularly brutal marital rapes occurred over Ihe
past few years.
In New York, Clemens said, a man can be prosecuted for marital rape only if a couple is living
aparl by court order and the husband has signed an
agreement that he can be prosecuted for the crime.
" B y definition you're noi female if you're married in
New Y o r k , " she said.
S u m m e r ' s right a r o u n d the b e n d .
lecture Saturday, March 24 at
10:30 by Dr. Yngvar Isachsen at
the New York State Museum as
part of the Spring Lectures
Career, Resume, Educational,
and Financial Aid Counseling
will be ottered Tuesday, March
27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Albany
Public Library's Main Branch at
161 Washington Avenue. Call
4493380 for details.
SUNY-lreland Exchange over the
summer Is being offered by
SUNY-Oneonta In Limerick,
Derry, and Dublin. Write to Dan
Casey, Director, Irish Studies Intersesslon, SUNY-Oneonta,
Oneonta, NY 13820 for details.
Yolanda King, daugher of Dr.
Martin Luther King, will speak
Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. In
CC Ballroom. Tickets will be
available Tuesday; sponsored by
Speaker's Forum.
The Steven Clyde Band will open
for the Ramones Friday March
23 at 9 p.m. In CC Ballroom.
Tickets are $6 with tax sticker;
presented by University Concert
Amateur Night sponsored by Indian Quad Board. Saturday,
March 24 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. al
the Rat.
Feminist Therapydssues Ii
Clinical Praclce will
presented at the March 2'
meeting of the Northeast Nev
York division of the National
Association of Social Workers at
Ihe Italian American Center,
The ASP reported lasi Friday thai President
Vincenl O'Lcary had made one n i p lo China
in 1979, bul O'Lcary actually made two trips
to China, one in 1979 with Ihcn Dean of
Humanities John Shuniakcr and one in 1983
wilh Charles Hariman and Alex Shane.
' W a s h i n g t o n Ave. Ext. Call
482-5680 evenings tor details.
Professor Donald Cushman will
discuss argumentation Monday,
March 26, at 3:30 In the
Humanities Lounge as part o l a
series of workshops held by the
SUNYA Debate Society.
A Debate Competition will be
held Saturday March 24. If interested call Vic Bye In the Communications Department.
The Ramones will perform In the
CC Ballroom Friday, March 23.
Tickets are $6 with a tax sticker,
$9 without. Presented by 91FM,
WCDB, and UCB.
Israel Program Fair will be held
Friday March 23 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. In the CC Assembly Hall.
Sponsored by JSC-Hlllel.
Class Council of '86 meets Sundays at 7:30 In the Fireside
Lounge. All sophomores are
John Cougar Mellencamp will
perform Monday April 2 in the
gym. Tickets are $10 with a tax
sticker and $12.50 without.
Sponsored by University Concert
Class ol '87 Council meets Sundays al 5 p.m. at the Fireside
Lounge, all freshmen are Invited.
Financial A i d Deadline for
1984-85 Is April 23. Contact
Financial Aid Office, AD 152, for
1984 Class Council meets Sundays at 5 p.m. In the Physics first
floor lounge, all seniors are Invited.
Margaret Clemens
Rape fallacies still influence courts.
Rape laws should be designed across the country in
such a way that victims do not have to prove they
fought back and were then overpowered by the atlacker. Laws should " p u t the burden on what did the
person do, not what was the response," she said.
Clemens asked the audience i f this was fair since
no resistance on the victims part is required for an
assailant to be tried for robbery, mugging, or assault
Race, said Clemens, is another problem because o f
prejudices against black and minority women.
One member o f the audience suggested the slate
delete all laws about rape from its books and treat all
cases as if they were assault crimes.
Clemens said thai a few stales had already done
that, bul that it is too early to judge the results. " I ' m
not sure what it's going to come down lo in a few
years when they've been on the books, il might be the
way to g o , " she said.
"A woman's
testimony on rape
was not trusted"
—Margaret Clemens
A big problem, Clemens noted, was that " m o s l
women don't have access to information unless they
call a rape crisis center." She said a woman, if
assaulted and raped, should gel medical help before
showering so that no evidence would be destroyed.
Several workers from area rape crisis centers said
that all area medical facilities arc equipped with rape
evidence kits, bul only a few hospitals will ask a
woman i f she wants to speak with a rape crisis
counselor or report the incident lo police.
Campus coalition sought for registration drive
By J o n W l l l m o t t
free listings
(AP)Governor Mario Cuomo's "perfect
t a x " on real estate deals worth more than SI
million has been upheld by a stale judge.
The decision, by stale Supreme Couri
Justice Burton Sherman, was issued two
weeks ago in Manhattan, but became public
only after Cuomo mentioned il lo reporters
on Wednesday.
The lawsuit stemmed from a challenge of
the lax filed by New York City real estate
developer Donald Trump, who also owns the
New Jersey Generals of the United Slate
Foorball Leagues.
The tax amounts lo 10 percent of the
capiial gains realized on any real estate transaction in Ihe slate of more llian $1 million.
Charles tours Zambia
Chlckin Wing Eating contest
will be presented Sunday, March
25, at 9 p.m. In the Dutch Quad
Flagroom by Harpo's Pub and
Dutch Quad Board. A lee of
$1.50 is required to enter, and
tickets will be sold Friday and
Saturday on the Dutch Quad dinner lines.
A Statistics Colloquium will
feature Dr. Nan Laird of Harvard
University on Monday, March 26
at 3:45 p.m. In ES 140. Laird will
speaK on the topic "Estimation
of Aerosol Particle Size Distributions: A Novel Application of the
EM Algorithm."
The Adlrondacks—Whare Rock
Abound will be Ihe subject of a
(AP)A black engineer imprisoned for a robbery he insisted he did not commit says he
can s'ee " t h e bright clouds o f justice" now
that prosecutors have promised to drop the
charge after arresting another suspect.
District Attorney Henry Wade announced
Wednesday that the aggravated robbery charge would be dismissed sometime today because four of five who identified
Lcnell Geter as the robber have now identified another man, who is in custody in
Geter, who claimed his conviction was the
result of racism and shoddy police work, was
released from prlftin in December after newreports raised doubts about his guilt. The
26-year-old had served 16 months of the life
sentence and was scheduled to he retried
A p r i l 9.
'Perfect tax'upheld
(AP)The director-general of UNESCO said
Thursday that a fire that gutted a wing of his
o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s Paris headquaters was
" c r i m i n a l " in origin and asked employees to
cooperate in a police investigation.
Amadou Mahlar M ' l i o w , the lop official
o f the United Nations agency, told assembled
members of his staff he had requested a
"painstaking inquiry" by French police,
firemen and prosecutors into Ihe Wednesday
night blaze.
The fire, which caused no injuries but
destroyed an undetermined number of
documents, occurred just a few weeks before
the expected siart of a U.S. review of the
financial and administrative operation of the
U . N . Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Lusaka, '/.ainhiu
(AP)Drums and a 19-gun salute greeted 111itain's Prince Charles on his arrival for a lour
. of projects supported by the Commonwealth
Dallas drops charges
Project c o o r d i n a t o r Paul Herrlck
NYPIRC Is working to facilitate registration.
In an attempt to force legislators
lo respond lo Ihe needs of the silent
majorities, Ihe SUNYA chapter of
Ihe New York Public Interest
Research Group (NYPIRG) is driving to register more of the community's young people, women,
and minorities lo vote.
NYPIRG is also seeking to form
a coalition of campus organizations
to create a chapter of Ihe National
Student Campaign for V o i e r
Registration according to Jane
Hawksley, NYPIRG voter registration project coordinator and
chapter secretary.
Hawksley said NYPIRG is working wilh 30 community health,
social and human service organizalions in an effort lo register two to
three thousand more voiers during
Ihe spring and summer and will
concentrate on siudenl registration
and voiing in ihe fall.
NYPIRG legislative representative Urenda McMahon testified
before the Joint Senate and
Assembly Election Law Committees on voter registration. She
stressed student voiing rights, oncampus polling places and voter
registration grants. She cited a
grant program in Idaho, which paid
50 cents to regisirars for every new
voter registered door to door. This
incentive resulted in a 90 percent
registration rale of Idaho's voting
age population.
She also cited the cumbersome
absentee ballot system, mail
registration, Jhc printing of registration forms in newspapers, and election day regislralion. Claiming lhai
registration up to and including
election day increases turnout, she
noted Minnesota which has implemented this system, as having a
71.9 percent turnout, which is well
above the national rale. Currenlly,
in New York State, one must
register 30 days prior lo cleclion
NYPIRG is working to facililale
regislralion by aiiaching instruction
sheets to the forms and placing
them in c o m m u n i t y outreach
centers such, as the Trinity Institution, Jewish Community Center,
Y W C A and many of the area
hospital's outpatient service offices
said N Y P I R G project coordinator
Paul Herrick.
They w i l l also be helping
residcnls at the Good Samaritan
Lulhcran Home v iih their absentee
forms, as well as having a table during Career Day at the Capital
District Educational Opportunity
Center, according lo Lori Sing o f
N Y P I R G Community Service,
Hawksley said the. project has
had good response and that il is
really starling to come together.
Campus organizations involved in
the project include (he Gay and
Lesbian Alliance ( G A L A ) and Ihe
Young Democrats. She also noled
the possibility of summer internships which would be available for
work on ihe project.
According to N Y P I R G , if you
haven't voted in four years, or have
moved, you must re-register. This
even includes a move on-campus,
and Hawksley advised coming up to
the N Y P I R G office in the Campus
Center if students have any questions. She also stressed thai Ihe
deadline for registration for the
November elections is October 6. Q
Disabled praise SUNYA's access
Graduate Student Employees to facilities on podium, quads
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Tony Ferretti sees his role as graduate
assistant to the Disabled Student Services office as "basically to make life for a disabled
student run as smoothly as possible" and
finds that the SUNYA campus rates highly in
its facilities for handicapped students.
SUNYA is a "fairly good campus" for the
disabled student, said Ferretti. " F o r one
thing, the campus is very flat which makes it
easy to get around...I really think they've
made a lot of advances architecturally," he
noted. He noted the accessible rooms on
Stale Quad that feature ramps, lower level
sinks, and T-knobs on door handles among
other modifications. " I would say the Plant
Administration is very helpful...They
generally remove snow on State Quad first
and there are certain people to call to make
repairs," said Ferretti.
Ann Magill, a freshman living on State
Quad, said " i n general, facilities on campus
are some o f Ihe best I ' v e seen
anywhere...sometimes more accessible than
my own home...I can gel anywhere on Ihe
quad if I wanted t o , " adding lhat, "people
are ready lo help" if needed.
Magill said lhat winlcr conditions have not
unduly restricted her ability to gel arounc
campus. " T h e only thing about being handicapped — which literally means having
things harder — is having to depend on
machinery that breaks d o w n . "
Physical Plant Director Dennis Stevcr.s
said he is attuned to the problems of the
disabled which is reflected in the "special attention" given the mechanisms o f State
Quad. There is quite a bit o f "person-toperson" interaction that provides on-going
services such as charging batteries and fixing
broken wheelchairs, he explained. There is
also a " t w o person special crew to insure access (around State Quad) throughout the
day," Stevens added.
service rendered to persons with disabling,, i
. ^ U n i v e r s i t y and C o m m u n i t y ^
Stevens also said there are nun,c,„ u s o r ,
jects underway ranging from additional Z
Ironic doors o n the podium and State r C
which both Magill and Waters m e n S
would be helpful, to smallcr-scafc " 2
such as painting black stripes about ihe wh ^
parking cement blocks to aid Ihe visuallvll
' "'
Ferretti mentioned other areas of concern
for the physically handicapped. Durlni in
winter many students rely on Ihe tunnels
get around campus to avoid i|, e s n o w and
cold, but it can be dangerous lo maneuver
with the threat of speeding cushmans.
Another problem arises In Ihe even) of fire
A person in a wheelchair faces greal danger if
above ground level because elevators arc shin
off. Ferretti suggested lhat a person be
specially designated to be aware of ihls so
that arrangements can be made lo locale and
remove Ihe disabled from buildings in
In her three years living on State Quad,
Anita Waters said she finds facilities for the
disabled "fairly adequate...better than most
campuses." She said she had seen only one
elevator break down, and lhat it was repaired
quite rapidly.
In recognition o f their efforts, the Physical
Plant Departmenl last A p r i l became the first
recipienl of a "Certificate of Merit presented
by Disabled Student Services for Outstanding
Disabled s t u d e n t on S t a t e Quad
More projects are underway.
Potholes pose problems
for winter drivers, workers
By Alleen Brown
STAFF HftiriiK
Poiholes on SUNYA roadways arc a problem every year, according lo a SUNYA
grounds departmenl official, who said thai in
one day ihcy used over eight ions of a gravelly mixture lo fill in poiholes.
"The problem," said Dick Polcare o f Ihe
grounds department, " i s thai there is actually
nothing that has been scientifically found yet
thai can fix ihem (potholes) permanently
during the winter." Polcare added that the
problem with repairing the potholes during
the winter months is thai there is too much
moisture in the ground and the patch will not
last for any extended period of time.
The temporary solution which the
Grounds Department is forced lo resort lo is
called cold patch, a gravelly mixture which is
used lo temporarily fill the poiholes until spring, when a hot asphalt blacktop solution is
used lo repair ihe holes permanently, Polcare
Department lias been fixing the poiholes all
winlcr, and in a one day period litis month,
ihey used over eight tons of cold patch on
repairing the roads.
" T h e money for repairing the roads is jus!
another part o f the grounds departmenl
budgel" said Meg Bcidl, the Assislanl loilte
Director of the Physical Plant. "The allocations for maintenance for Ihe roads come
from the year long budgel for our departm e m , " she added.
Beidl further noted that Ihe University has
requesled funds frorri the Capital Budgel °f
SUNY-Cenlral. These funds would be totally
separate from the money allocated to SUNYAlbany. " T h e capital budget runds would he
used for repairing and extensive repaving of
the university roads." said Beidl. "As of
now, however, Ihe request has not been approved. The grounds department however
will continue lo palch the spots as best as
they possibly can. We are always trying to
make Ihe campus roads as smooth as possible" she maintained.
"During the later winter months and the
early spring months, Ihcrc is no permanent
Although complaints from drivers regar
solution lo the pothole problem" said
ding the roads can be heard occasionally
Polcare. " T h e frost is in and out o f the
around campus, the Departmenl of Public
ground since it will be warm during Ihe day
Safely said they have not received any comand thaw oul the ground, bul then al night it
plaints about l b : roads causing a severe pr«freezes again." Polcare asserted.II is this
blem or accident, according 10 Nancy Lottx,
rapid change in Ihe weather lhat causes the
an administrative aide for the Public Safety
moisture in Ihe ground to freeze and expand,
departmenl. She said there have been no accausing Ihe ground lo buckle and heave,
cidents or specific complaints from the ofPolcare said." Once the ground .starts lo
ficers. " O f course, we all have lo drive over
break up like l h a t , " said Polcare " i h e cars
the roads like everybody else" said Loux.
going over it all Ihe lime just cause it lo break
" W e arc all aware of ihe condition they are
up even more, creating a pothole."
In, bul to my knowledge Ihcy have " o l
Polcare pointed oul thai Ihe Grounds
resulted in any serious problems as of y e l . " I '
23. 1984 a ALBANY
Schaffer says Pogue plans to OK kegs in suites
By Ian Clements
Student Association President
Rich Schaffer announced at
Wednesday's Central C o u n c i l
meeting thai Vice President for Student Affairs Frank
Pogue w i l l not
recommend that
kegs be banned
Pogue refused to confirm what
Schaffer said. Pogue said thai he
would not discuss his policy recommendation until after he has given
his proposal to University President
Vincent O'Lcary.
Schaffer said lhat Pogue changed
Ihe proposal following a meeting of
the Student Affairs Council, a
U n i v e r s i t y Senate c o m m i t t e e .
Pogue's original proposal allowed
beer balls, but not kegs in dorm
According to Schaffer, the student, faculty and administrative
members of the Council asked
Pogue 10 allow kegs in dorm rooms.
One professor, said Schaffer, mentioned lhat the University docs not
interfere in faculty offices and
therefore should not interfere in
students' rooms.
Pogue said thai he would not
comment on the alcohol policy
" o u t of respect t o " O'Lcary and
because " t h a i is the way (Pogue
feels) about doing things."
Council also passed two major
pieces of legislation at the meeting.
A new Constitution, which requires
Ihe approval of twenty percent of
Ihe entire student body 10 become
Ihe law of Student Association, was
approved, and an interview; policy
for the hiring of SA workers was
Students will approve or reject
the new Constitution when it is the
Subject of a referendum to be held
in April. If passed, it will not lake
effcci Until ihe 1985-86 school year.
Council members were asked by
O f f campus representalive Neil
Shapiro 10 sit on dinner lines lo explain ihe proposed new Constitution to students. SA cannonl campaign in favor of the proposed new
Constitution, said Council chair
Bob llelbock.
tion o f the Supreme Court justice's
term, (a justice remains in office for
his/her academic life at S U N Y A ) ;
Council's override o f a presidential
veto, (the same amount of voles
needed to pass legislation will also
be required lo override a veto) and a
new amendament policy (two-thirds
of the students who vole in SA elections must approve amendments).
The Constitution proposal was
passed 21-1-0.
Interview Policy
The interview policy establishes
committees which will cither recommend applicants, write lists of
available applicants or hire applicants for SA jobs.
Th interview policy is especially
concerned with affirmative action.
In its general statement, it pledges
" l o provide equal opportunity as
well as to prohibit discrimination
because of age, race, color, disability, religion, sexual preference,
gender or national o r i g i n . "
According lo SA Minorily Affairs Coordinator Vivian Vazquez,
Ihe interview policy was drawn up
in response to a controversy which
occurred earlier this semester when
students were interviewed for Contact Office positions.
Some students had been inter-
viewed under a rating syslcm which
gave bonus points to disadvantaged
groups, whiic others had been interviewed when Ihe syslcm was not in
Bul Hclbock disagreed. He mentioned that the problems began last
semester when a controversy
developed over the hiring of an offcampus coordinator. Some offcampus students had criticized the
selection procedure for the position
at a Council meeting held last
September. They said thai students
had 1101 been given enough time to
apply for ihe j o b .
Council approved the policy
Schaffer also announced thai SA
is considering a lawsuit against the
University to compensate students
who had possessions stolen from
their dorm rooms during the Intersession.
In addition, Schaffer said lhat
the head of ihe Stale Liquor
A u t h o r i t y is r e v i e w i n g Ihe
Alcoholic Beverage Controls. One
proposal under consideration,
Schaffer said, would allow SA lo
purchase a yearly alcohol permit.
Currently, each lime lhat an SA
funded organization sponsors an
event at which alcohol is served it
must secure a permit.
Minority Affairs Coordinator Vivian Vazquez
New interview policy concerned with affirmative action.
The new police recruits.
Call them slobs.
Call them jerks.
Call them gross.
Just don't call them
when you're in trouble.
According 10 A l u m n i Quad
representative Sieve Russo, who
seised on ihe Constitution Committee along willi a bait' dozen oilier
Council members, a new Constitution was wr|lteh because the preseni
document, which was passed in
l'J73, isouidaied, "unamehdable,"
and 100 lengthy,
It is outdated, he said, because it
refers 10 groups which no longer exist. That is also one reason svhy he
considers it 100 long. II is unamendable, he said, because it requires a
vole of twenty percent of lotal
students in order to be amended.
Since SA elections don't attract
much student participation and
many students are unfamiliar wilh
the Constitution, amendment proposals do not pass, Russo noled.
The new Constitution would be
nearly half the length of the preseni
one. It specifies the duties of the
vice president, whereas the preseni
Constitution only vaguely defines
Ihe duties of that position. It gives
him/her control over SA programming, bul allows him/her 10 appoint an assislanl 10 handle programming duties. Currently, a programming director handles those
responsibilities and reports to the
Other changes include: specifica-
to vote!
What an Institution!
Gol addresses Middle East problems in speech
By Rick Swanson
Touchlng.on a variety of issues
ranging from Israeli victories and
defeats in Lebanon to a "double
standard" applied by the American
media to Israeli and Arab nations,
Ehud Col addressed a small group
Wednesday night.
Gol, Israel's Consulate General
in New York titled his talk, a "Middle East U p d a t e , " which was
presented as part of SUNYA's
Israel, week.
Gol said Israel achieved two objectives after Torcing the P L O out
of Southern Lebanon in 1982, but
also failed to achieve two objectives.
Once the P L O was ousted from
Lebanon, Israel was able t o
establish a long-awaited peace in
Ihe regions of Southern Lebanon
arid Northern Israel, said Gol.
"Before, people were afraid to go
outside," said Gol of the residents
of Northern Israel, " b u t now, even
women are not longer afraid to
walk their children in the streets."
Israel was also able to accomplish
the " o n e thing we have in common
with the government of Lebanon,"
namely, to crush the infrastructure
of the PLO, the organization led by
Yaiir Arafat, Gol said.
However, amidst these successful
ventures, Gol noted, the Israeli
crusade failed in two goals: to
establish a strong central Lebanese
govermenl and to oust all foreign
powers from Lebanon, in particular
Syria. The PLO has been forced out
of Lebanon, Gol said, but Syria's
presence still threatens Israel's
According to Gol, within the last
ten years, Syria has doubled their
number of aircraft and tanks,
receiving most of their military aid
from ihe Soviet Union. At present,
Syria hosts 7,000 to 8,000 Soviet
military "advisors" and possesses
conventional warfare weapons
equal to almost all of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization
alliances' forces combined, Gol
Gol said that Americans must
feel a "sense of emergency" before
they will act in aid of Israel. When
asked to comment on the low turnout at the recent Soviet Jewry day
of protest here at SUNYA, Gol
said, he could only attribute it to a
feeling of "apathy and cynicism"
by students. Goj said "it's a pity"
more Jews on campus did not take
part in rallying for justice for Jews
around the world.
Gol said that Americans' sympathy for Israel diminished in the
last few years due largely to the
American media's "double standard" it applies to Israel. "When
an Arab kills an Arab or an Arab
kills a Jew, it docs nol make Ihe
front page,'' said Gol, "but when a
Jew kills an Arab, that makes
Tor example, Gol said, Israeli
forces, after overthrowing PLO
rebels in Lebanon, found a huge
stockpile of Soviet made weapons
hoarded by the P L O . The
American press however, neglected
lo report the find of the arms, said
lo be enough to arm an army of
7,000, Gol noted.
Israel may have numerous external problems, but its government
must now face a growing internal
problem, of economic stability, said
Gol. Now suffering 191 percent inflation, Gol said Israel needs to
revise its governmental expenditures.
According to Gol, one third of
Israel's total GNP is spent on
defense, compared to only six percent spent on military expenditures
by Ihe United States, and 13 percent
by the Soviet Union.
Gol said that each government
office hopes to cut its budget by 10
percent in order to help curb
runaway deficit spending.
According to Gol, Israel also
hopes lo stabalizc its faltering
economy by taking advantage of
the extraordinary growth in
technological fields. In the 36 years
of ils existence, Israel has developed
fields in science, computers and
solar energy systems able to compete well with world trade, said
Gol said he is a third generation,
Jerusalem born "Sabra," which is a
commonly used term for an Israeli
born citizen. A Sabra is a kind of
cactus; thai, like Israeli citizens are
said to be, is coarse on the outside,
yet sweel and soft on the inside.
Gol studied International Relations and Political Science at the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
and continued his studies at City
University of New York's Hunter
College. He has served in various
Israeli defense department offices,
and in 1980 was appointed Consul Ehud Gol
for Press and Information in
Chicago and then in New York. • Israel is developing
Russian student notes U.S.-Soviet similarities
By Judith Geschwlnd
Igor Fcklisov stepped into the Ten Eyck
dormitory room at SUNYA which has been
home for him since his arrival from the
Soviet Union a month ago.
" D i d you ever hear of the movie Frankenstein?" asked Feklisov, as he
slipped off his scarf and
look off his coal. "Did you
hear of Frankenstein's assisPrnf ilo
tant, Igor?"
In Feklisov's Public Speaking class, he had
lo write a speech making an analogy between
his name and something or someone well
known so it would be remembered by the audience. He was checking whether saying his
first name was Ihe same as Frankenstein's
assistant would go over with his American
Then he revealed how he planned to present his last name to the class: by explaining
lhat il is similar to Felix in 77ie Odd Couple.
"Felix is neal and dressed s o o o , . . . " said
Feklisov as his fingers pointed lo his chest,
and ran up and down his tan wool sweater.
"When I was in the library, I saw a book with
a picture where Oscar (Ihe oihcr half of The
Odd Couple) was rieat..." His fingers ran up
and down his sweater again for emphasis,
"...and Felix was n o l . " This lime Feklisov
waved his hands next to his face.
n 1886,followinga shipwreck off the west coast of Africa3 an infant
child became part of a family of apes who raised and protected him.
As he grew, he learned the laws of the jungle and eventually claimed
the title, Lord of the Apes.
By Bob Hanlon
ST.-W/- HK//LK
Yet, years later, when he was returned to civilization, he would remain
uncertain as to which laws he should obey... those of man...
or those of the jungle.
Now, the director of "Chariots of Fire" captures this epic adventure
of a man caught between two different worlds.
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Igor Feklisov
Studying'to bean
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He soon settled onto his bed, the white language, in this case English. In addition,
walls in the room missing the posters normal- the students must pass an exam in Soviet
ly hung by SUNYA students. On the dressers history, he said.
and the desks lay far dictionaries with red
Fcklisov, 20, is in his fourth year of the
Russian five-year program as are the other
Fcklisov explained his English ' accent, Soviet exchange students.
which he said was a result of the " g o o d " exFcklisov said that interpreting is something
change program between Russia and Great he had always been interested in because he
Britain. "Russian teachers go lo England and enjoys languages and history.
*e have tapes of English professors," he
He began learning German at age 11. In
Soviet schools, he explained, students begin
" I could have cither gone to sludy in Great learning their second language in the fifth
Britain or the United Stales," said Fcklisov, year of schooling. It was not until Fcklisov
who pointed out that Ihcrc were advantages was 17, however, that he studied English in
in studying in both countries.
Fcklisov, along with Ihe other Russian exFcklisov picked up a book on Finnish and
change students at SUNYA, is from Ihe said that if he has time, he would like lo
Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign study that language. Complimented on his
Languages in Moscow. Maurice Thorez serv- speaking English so well, Fcklisov shrugged
ed as the General Secretary of Ihe French his shoulders and said, " N o — No...I'm just
Communist Parly, Fcklisov explained.
At the Institute of Foreign Languages
Feklisov is taking six courses at SUNYA.
there arc four "faculties" of sludy, " T h e The public speaking course is his only class
biggest, over half, is interpreting," he noted. with American students. Other courses inThe other faculties are for siudcnis who plan clude an English writing course, language
to leach French, German, or English.
courses and a German course in which he is
Fcklisov and Ihe other exchange students the only Russian student. The other exchange
ai SUNYA are training lo be interpreters. To students lake French.
sludy at the Institute and lo qualify for Ihe
In his English writing course, Expository
exchange program, Ihe siudcnis must show
Writing 300, with Professor Daniel Odcll,
proficiency in Russian and in Ihcir second
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Planned Parenthood Office
Convenient for students.
-X- *2r V l i ' PLAZA 1 & 2
About five hundred students are making
appointments at the campus Planned Parennthood clinic, located at the Student Health
Center; according lo Ruth Klepper, Exxecutive Director of Upper Hudson Plannedd
Parenthood Inc. (UHI'P).
Planned Parcnihood's overall experience
ai Ihe campus has been positive, according to
Klepper. " T h e program has worked so
well," she said, and there has been such aa
"spirit of cooperation" bclwcen staff and
students. " W e ' r e proud to be here," Klepper
Planned Parenthood has operated on camnpus since 1978. They increased their visitaations to twice a week during the 1982-83
school year. Klepper, who has been ExXecutive Director of U H P P for ten years,
pointed out lhal ihcrc's been an increased deemand for their services on campus and aa
more lhan a week's wail al limes for an apppoinlmcni. Two visits each week relieved
much of ihe congestion for their services, she
Each first-time visitor, cither ai Ihe satellite
clinic on campus or the Planned Parenthood
er Lark Slreel office.
office al Lark Slreel, receives what Klepper
Klepper said lhal men need lo come lo the
calls a "well woman" exam. This consists of
a full physical and gynecological exam, a lark Street office for any counseling or scrn- vices I hey require. The demand for male sercheek of ihe heart and lungs, cancer screcnre vices is nol sufficient lo warrant services for
ing, and a brcasl exam. Contraceptives arc
available, if desired. Klepper estimated lhal
ai men al the SUNYA satellile clinic.
ihis iniiial exam costs around $20-25 for a'
Prior to 1978, a "physician's group," conic sisling of doctors from Albany Medical
college siudcni, about sixty percent of the
had a clinic at the University for exregular fee. "We've Iricd to make il afforams and other gynecological services, accordablc," she added.
in ding lo Klepper. However, too many proKlepper staled lhal "we're Ihe experts in
le blcms arose. If a young woman had a qucshealth care — reproductive health care." She
lion during Ihe week, she would call the parsays lhal the misconception lhat most women
n- licular physician and be told that her charl
come lo Planned Parenthood for birlh eonlo
Irol is incorrect. Many women "want lo was al Ihe campus, Klepper added.
Klepper said Ihe University was very supmaintain their health" and come lo the clinic
portivc of Planned Parenihook coming to
for preventive health care and an annual
lc c a m p u s . H o w e v e r , Ihe idea of a
health exam. " W e relate lo queslions lhal Ihe
student/University run, co-op lype arrangewoman is afraid lo ask a docior. We're
M ment was soon abandoned, Klepper claimed,
prepared lo give ihe answer." She said lhal
because "siudcnis felt anxious about Univcrniosi young women come away with the
!y sily records and birlh conlroi records being in
thought lhal it's "not as bad as I hoy
same folder." She said lhal many
lsiudcnis would nol wanl Ihe record of a
Al Ihe SUNYA clinic, Planned Parenid
sprained ankle and a request for conlracepI hood does nol perform pregnancy or blood
lives lo be on the same shcel of paper,
tests. Klepper says lhat Ihose tests musl be
iPlanned Parcnlhood maintains confidendone in Ihe morning, and women arc enle
coura'ged to make an appoinimeni al Ihe
News Updates
Budget attacked
The National Education Association has
called President Ronald Reagan's 1985
education budget request "inadequate"
and said that il is "not responsive to achieving excellence in schools," according to a
NEA communication,
The communication slates lhal "some
$7.6 billion" more is needed "jusl lo
restore educalion programs to 1980 levels,"
and that Ihe new budget "just shifts money
around — mostly away from the poor and
The federal educalion budget is "already
critically underfunded" the NF.A maintained.
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Excellence Awards
At theaters everywhere Friday, March 30.
The University is presenting Excellence in
Supporl Service awards 10 three members
of ihe suppon staff, according to University News. The award winners will receive
S.t(X) cheeks from Presidcnl O'Lcary at a
reception in May.
The winners arc Joan Charnews,
Ronaline Dyson and Muriel Hauslcr.
Charnews has worked in the Office of
Career Planning and Placement for 16
years, "She assists in Ihe preparation and
organization Oi campus recruitment visits
and supervises work sludy siudcnis in her
office,'.? stated ihe news report.
Dyson, a stenographer in ihe Affirmative
Action Office, is the coordinator of the office's operations and of ihe "Black Women
A c h i e v e m e n t s A g a i n s t All O d d s
Exhibition,'* staled the article.
Hauslcr, secretary in the Physics Depart;
ment, is the editor of an international
newsletter. Also, she organized a 1977
seminar on ion implantation between the
United States and ihe Soviet Union, according to University News,
SASU displeased
Student Assoeialion of the State University (SASU) leaders have voiced displeasure
al Ihe U.S. Supreme C o n n ' s reccnl ruling
which does nol permit !l cut Pf all federal
aid lo a college which discriminates against
women in one of ils programs.
"This lype Of ruling, which allows for
selective discrimination within an institution is a set-back in civil righls," said SASU
Executive Vice President Lars Isaacson in a
SASU reporl.
In Ihe case involving Grove Cily College
of Pennsylvania, Ihe Court ruled six to
three to narrowly interpret Title IX which
banned sexual discrimination al colleges.
The justices ruled lhat if a university program discriminates against women, funds
can be cut only from lhat program and nol
from ihe entire institution,
"This ruling is a blow lo accessibility, "
said SASU Women's Caucus Spokesperson
Sharon Mahar. "This is yet another example of ihe Reagan adminislralion's anti-civil
rights stance,',! she said. The Reagan administration supported ihe ruling.
Graduate fee report
The Committee on Graduate Student
Organization has released its report on ihe
activity fee for graduate, pan-lime and
non-matriculated students lo Presidcnl Vinceni O'Lcary, said ihe commiiiee chair,
Kendall Birr.
Birr, a history professor, said Ihe comniiliee had been divided and did nol make a
specific recommendation. He said I hey proposed three options for Ihe vole on the fee
The csscniial question is whether all
siudcnis, only full-lime undergraduates, or
non-full-time undergraduates should participate in Ihe aeiivily fee referendum, said
Birr. The final decision will be O'Leary's,
he said.
The referendum will be held ihis spring,
according to Birr.
SA nominations
Nominations closed Tuesday, March 20
al 5 p.m. for Student Association offices.
Timothy Hallock, .William Jones, Bill McCaiiri, and Rick 'Sclia'ffcr are running for
SA Presidcnl. Suzy Aulelia, Bill King, and
Dwayhc Sampson are running for SA VicePresident.
SA elections will be held Monday, April
9, and Tuesday, April 10. In addition to ihe
presidcnl and vice-president positions, two
S.A.S.U, delegates, a University Council
representative, Central Council members,
University Senate members, class council
and O.C.A. representatives will be chosen.
On the Friday, March 9th issue of ihe
ASP, il was incorrectly staled lhat Dwayne
was running for SA President, and has
since decided lo run for vice-president.
Rotary Career Day
Tlie Center for Undergraduate Education
and the Albany Roiary Club will cosponsor ihe Fourth Annual Roiary Club
Career Day Ihis year on Thursday, April 12,
according lo CUE spokesperson Roz Burrick.
Selected university students will spend
the morning with one of 40 members of the
Roiary Club, and will have the opportunity
lo observe j o b situation first-hand, said
Burrick. 75 students will be selected al random for Ihe program, she added.
Applications for the free day are
available in the CUE office, said Burrick,
and are due on Wednesday, March 28, •
Budget victory?
uition should not be going up next year, and cultivating a more sophist ich.ed and effective core
group of lobbyists.
financial aid will be.
Since January, trained student lobbyists have been
What have we done to deserve this miraculous
meeting several times a week with many state
budgetary miracle? Plenty.
Last year, to fight Cuomo's budget hikes and service .lawmakers. They have proven themselves more percuts, student leaders organized a massive lobby day suasive in their professionalism than the sheer force of
down at' the legislature. It was an impressive, even in- last year's mob. On this intimate level they have been
spiring display of student unity and power. By the able to intelligently discuss the issues and present the
thousands we poured into the LOB, storming into student view.
lawmakers' offices, demanding justice and shouting
And ihey seem to have won this year's budget battle.
"Fight the hike!" This stunt left us saddled with a tuiBut the war is still waging.
tion and dorm room hike totalling $450 for this year.
From behind our apparent victory a few political
An editorial in last year's Albany Student Press realities shine through.
This is an election year for many legislators. Their
praised the turnout but criticized organizers for
unleashing throngs of uninformed students into the of- acquiescence to our views must be seen in part as comfices of responsible legislators. We suggested that a ponents of their bids for reelection. How agreeable
more professional lobbying effort would yield us more will they be to our arguments next year when, safe and
respect and success.
secure in their reelected seats, Cuomo unveils his
To prepare for this year's budget battles, student newest cost increases and service cuts for SUNYA?
leaders from SA, NYPIRG and SASU adopted this apAnd sure as the sun is rising over the podium this
proach; Instead of rounding up students for a one-shot morning, so too will our tuition climb skyward in
extravaganza, they have been organizing and Cuomo's next budget.
After p r o m i s i n g " l o w - c o s t ,
education," Governor Cuomo has consisitenly attack.
cd both these aspects of the SUNY system. His original
plan last year called for a $250 tuition increase every
year for four years. He explained thai students loo
miist bear some of the burden of running the slate for example, by swallowing the widespread faculty and
staff cuts he had planned.
The organizing and training on which this apparent
budget victory was achieved must not be allowed to
fade. The same kind of effort, like the one made by
Student Action Chair Steve Oawley, will be needed in
tremendous proportions to register SUNYA students
and get them out to vote in November. We must prove
that the student vote, and student issues, will count in
the ballot box.
And our presence must not be forgotton in the halls
of the Legislative Office Building. Issues such as the 21
year-old drinking age, taxation and the environment
will be plenty to keep the lobbying effort going until
the big budget battles next year.
This latest round of student activism has planted
seed on campus and at the capitol. If SA, NYPIRG
and SASU can nurture this seed, the awareness and influence of students in government could blossom into
many victories such as this one.
You are entitled to know
Excerpts from the preamble of the
SA Const it ut ion:
. . .to promote a clear and continuing exchange of ideas among individuals and
groups of the University Community. . .
. . .to provide for student expression of
moral, political, and social concerns. . .
. . .to assume the fullest degree of responsibility and power of self-government. . .
. . . The intent of the form of government
herein established is to provide an organization representative of and responsible to the
students. . .
The paragraph you have just read is the Preamble to the
Student Association's Constitution here at the State University of New York at Albany. It clearly calls for an organization responsive to student rights and student needs — an
organization as diverse as the student body here at SUNYA
— an organization representative of ALL students. You, the
taxpaying students arc paying $92 a year to finance the funded groups on campus, but also your lax dollars pay the
stipends of a group of individuals who have infected S A wit h
immature political eiclusivism.
Lauri Cole
Throughout Ihe year, I have become increasingly aware of
ihe realities of an "inner political faeiion" of the Student
Association, and some four months after my election to Central Council, I am writing to lei you, the taxpaying students,
know that this situation within the SA should be actively
qucsiioncd, for you arc not gelling those things the above
written Preamble guarantees. I am alerting you as a student
resprescnlalive frustrated and angered at the current stale of
affiars within Ihe Executive Branch of SA, and you are entitled to know.
At this point, I musi stress ihe fact thai there are those student leaders within SA who arc honestly committed to doing
a good job. These representatives have remained open-,
minded and objective. They arc the few student representatives who acl according to conscience rather than political
affiliation or aspiration. I respect and admire these students
for ihe pcrscvcrcncc they've demonstrated despite insurmountable political game playing in boih the Executive and
Legislative Branches. Representatives like these are few and
far between. The resl have, In one way or another sold out in
allowing themselves to be manipulated into believing that
sides must be taken, that the party system must exist and that
SA, as it stands right now is acceptable. The ideals of the Student Association arc healthy and positive ideals; whereas, ihe
realities are certainly noi the same.
The Executive Branch of SA includes the Presidcnl, VicePresident, Off.Campus Coordinator, and Sludcni Programming Direclor (amongst other positions). These executive
members have often served their constituents admirably,
fighting for sludent rights, planning campus wide events, and
budgeting student tax dollars. These sludcni leaders are
bright, talented and energetic rcprcsenlalivcs; however, quite
often these members have managed their time and energies
inappropriately. I have been witness lo an executive branch
clique which has sought lo divide and alienate fellow
workers. I question Ihe maturity and dedication of a President and Vice-President who've virtually closed all doors of
communication between them — political war games of
sorts, which include active recruitment of allies at every level
within the organization. Their lime would certainly be better
spent working toward unity and affiliation within their own
branch. I find it difficult lo believe thai Ihe Presidcnl and
Vice-President actively supported each oilier during election
time last April. Perhaps il is lime for the student body to
question their motives. Who arc your elected representatives
this year? And who arc Ihe presidential appointments ibis
year? While some Executive Branch members, including the
Media Director and Controller, seem highly qualified and
above such petty games, it is fair lo inform my fellow
students thai currently the Executive Branch is slacked Willi
the close personal or political friends of the President, including his former campaign manager (presently serving as
Sludent Programming Direclor) and a close personal friend
(now serving as ihe Off-Campus Coordinator). Although
your Sludent Association President promised an "open door
policy" lo the entire student population during lasl April's
election, Ihe above listed Executive Branch members are all
loo quick lo shun and close oul Ihose sludcnls who may have
been the "opposition'during campaign lime lasl year, citing
a lack of "trust" as their main reason for excluding their
adversaircs. Perhaps a much more constructive idea would
have been lo put these sludcni leaders righl back lo work
through appointments or special committee delegations
rat her t han alicnaling those who seem so willing and desirous
Of an opportunity lo serve fellow sludcnls. Nepotism runs
rampant and demoralizes otherwise unknowing students who
come to Ihe Sludent Association seeking employment only lo
fall victim to favoritism extended lo ihose ihe Vice-President
(t he executive member in charge of hiring for the office) may
know well or owe a debt to. The current SA Vicc-Presideni
« " • * • "
openly admits to never having conducted official interviews
for certain secretaries currently employed by the SA. Arc
you, the sludcni body willing lo stand by and allow litis logo
on? Do you think this method of hiring employees is fair and
equitable? Central Council will hopefully soon pass legislation lo remedy unfair Interview practices for all appointincuts or job openings; however, you musi question the
authority which has allowed this to take place. Ii is written
that we, as Student Association members arc all working lot
the good of the sludcni body on litis campus, although'
think certain members have forgotten this main objective,
not lo mention their campaign promises.
The problems which have affected SA's inner sanctum
have also left Central Council (the Legislative Branch ol'SA)
riddled with similar political divisivenc'ss. It would be irresponsible for this Council member lo neglect Legislative
Branch problems; however, the primary focus of Ihis column
musi address Ihe unique siluation within the Executive
Branch this year which has only served lo muylliply the inherent conflicts which sludcni leaders face year alter year.
There will be some (in fact, many) who feci Ihis column a
personal attack; however, Ihe fruslration and anger 1 feel at
my own lack ofconstructiveness stems from current inability
(as a Council member) lo prevent the continuation of these
problems facing SA. I have Iried, relentlessly, lo work
toward changing this situation, but am unable lo make
others listen, for although many agree with what I have
spoken of, most seem unable or unwilling lo speak out, I am
asking you, the sludent body here at SUNYA lo lisien and
then speak oul yourselves. You arc not aware of many of
ihcsc problems by virtue of Ihe fact that your sludcni
newspaper sees SA from Ihe "outside." There should be no
"ou(sidc" or "inside" within a sludent government thai Irttly works for students. You need lo question whal takes place
in SA each day — investigate for yourselves, speak lo your
reprcscr. Hives. Get involved!
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March 23,1984
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C'est Moi
S U N Y Albany's campus concert board, U C B , has been doing a really good job
this semester.
It doesn't hurt me to write this at all, contrary to what some people seem to
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Tanks, Police, Sri Lankan*,
Ramones, and Ugly Guys
I should point out at the very beginning of this column that, I Feel rather
sheepish that Doug Kahan felt that he had to write a column in defense of his
organization in Tuesday's ASP.
Hell, that's m y job.
Apparently, since Aspects was so stridently"vocal In it's criticism of the choice
of Billy Idol for December's major feature (a criticism I firmly believe was warranted) , the belief that U C B has absolutely no supporters up here at Aspects has
arisen; due In part to ill-feeling over the Idol preview, and in part to my o w n
decision not to pre-or-review any of UCB's minor features (such as the recent
Bootleg Beatles concert) because of their own publication. Rock News, a four
page, fold-over pamphlet which was a direct result of Aspects' decision to pan
Billy Idol. If they can't get glowing previews, they'll make their o w n , right?
•3aLook for yourself. I mean, seriously, it is right
on the next page.
• centerfold
America is the land of opportunity, but not for
everyone. Gregg Stevens relates his experiences in a Yugoslavian youth hostel,
where he met a tired Sri-Lankan called Jig-Jig
who desperately wanted to reach the "land of
opportunity". . .but will never get the opportunity to.
N o w , in spite of Rock News, It seems to me that perhaps Aspects has been a
little more vocal with it's criticisms of U C B than it has with it's compliments,
which is unfortunate. N o t to say that w e will consistently give glowing reviews to
every U C B feature, because In a magazine such as this, the right to be critical,
and even overly critical (which is what U C B accused us of being), is an established prerogative. But. . .
But there has been a lot of interesting and well-planned U C B activity this
semester, the Pat Metheny concert, the Blotto in the Ballroom concert, and the upcoming Ramones concert, to name just a few of the more wellknown.
There have also been several very Interesting rumours floating about the campus center about just who might be signed to play at Mayfest this year.
So maybe Aspects owes U C B a small a p o l o g y , if o n l y for lack of attention.
But I never apologize. See you in Rock News.
Perspectives : Aspects presents a^-pair of
poems by Mary Beth Aniano, and previews a
pair of concerts this weekend in the Albany
7aFarces and Faces : Ian Spelling investigates
the farcial comedy of Police Academy, a new
film just opening in the Albany area, and Jim
Lally investigates the facial tragedy of ugly
guys, in the first of a series.
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4 Tense
8 Vast throng
12 Sea eagle
13 River islands
14 Poker stake
15 Kind of
17 Everyone
19 Conjunction
20 Strike
21 Worthless
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25 Harvest
26 River in Italy
27 Male sheep
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43 River island
45 Peer Gynt's
46 High
47 Beholdl
48 In music, high
49 Spirited
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10 Portico
11 Fixed period
of time
57 Kiln
16 Goal
58 Verve
18 Army officer:
59 Grain
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2 Native metal 23 Snare
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25 Anglo-Saxon
4 Fruit cake
26 Hog
5 Succor
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8 Man's
33 Sink in
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39 Come on the
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42 Beverage
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Podiating In Spain
kay, I'll admil It, I don't miss thi.
weather in Albany, the food of
U.A.S.. the library, the classes or the
lines, but on warm, sunny afternoons like this
• one, when I have nothing too particularly
pressing to attend to, my heart and mind drift
back to Albany - not to the Long Branch or
Pop's Pizza, but to the Podium. Since I started
school at Albany, podiating has become
something I take for granted. Then, seemingly
all of a sudden, I found myself in a big city in a
foreign country for^a whole semester, and I
had to find a substitute.
Karen Pirozzi
Don't get me wrong. I'm not missing H A P
Day and Mayfest for nothing, but I still need
my own place to ppdlate, I found that Madrid,
like all old European cities, is full of parks and
squares, or "plazas". Hanging nut in any of
them is a little like podiating; just bring along
some books, with no Intention of opening
them, start watching people, and you're all
set. But I've found a couple of places that
stand out for podiating purposes, each bearing
it's own resemblance to our own beloved
The Plaza del Colon has the concrete,
although it's not arranged in such a charmingly symetrical manner, but then, Rockefeller
had nothing to do with it's construction. The
plaza is a square, about the size of a city block,
complete with grass and concrete benches. At
one end it boasts several mountainous concrete squares, with a pool of water in front,
forming a monument to Christopher Colombus (or Colon) of whom the Spanish are exceedingly proud. Here we have the concrete
and water requirements fulfilled, although the
only fountains that actually shoot up into the
air are across the street. There are all sorts of
people to watch, from beggars to well dressed
families. The parks are a favorite spot for
blossoming young love, which at first seems
strange. It's surprising that in a comparatively
conservative country, such ardent public
displays of affection should be so common
(much more so than in the U.S.). But it seems
that in Spain people lend to live with their
parents until they're married, and since its not
accepted to bring boy/girlfriends home they're forced to take it lo the streets. The
poor things have no place else to go.
Sometimes, though, l have lo go some place
else, cause all the culeness makes me sick. On
the weekends there are lots of children, running all around Colon. They're well dressed
and perfectly adorable... for 0 while. But
sometimes you're just not in the mood for
children. It's particularly annoying to hear the
liltle brats spouting off Spanish when I'm 21
years old and I can't even do it!
So for a change of pace - the park Retire
park, to be exact. It's absolutely huge, and full
of gardens and statues, pools and bridges. It
used to be-the royal gardens. There's a lake
where people can rent row boats. Overlooking
that lake is a big monument, with huge steps
leading down to the water. We're talking
prime podiating ground. And if you're lonely
for Americans, have no fear. They can be
spotted wearing their Nikes and writing blue
alrgrams to the folks back home, everywhere
you turn. English is spoken here as much as
Spanish. (No matter how we try, Americans
lend to stick otil like Stars and Stripes forever.)
But even with all those American college
students hanging out, It's most refreshing not
to see a single book on a single lap that has
anything to do at all with accounting.
The constant presence of yuarda civil and at
limes policia naclonal with machine guns,
tends to dampen the spirit which leads the
average podlnler to jump into the water, I've
witnessed many threatened throw-ins, but
never have I seen one completed. But I. for
one, don't intend to leave without a! least one
fountain frolic to make me feel at home.
Of course, the Rose-man isn't here, but old
gypsy women fill his shoes just fine, selling all
types of flowers with a much more persistant
flair. A whole slew of street vendors are fine
substitutes for the ones left behind on the
podium. You can even bargain with the ones
here, although I'll always miss the 3 for $5.00
earring man
In Spanish parks Irisbee is unheard of, and
hacky sack hasn't ranched the Penhipsula. I
guess Spaniards don't feel the need to justify
their Inactivity With pseudo-activity. They tire
unabashedly lazy, and content to just sit, talk
or maybe read a newspaper; looking up occasionally to comment on the female population. (The "old country" is in dire need of
some feminist Influence),.
As for liquid refreshment. Spalrilards seem
It) drink mopiing. noon and night, but they
lend to confine it fo the bars and cafes that
abound here. In as much, you don't see people hanging out. drinking pitchers around
Plaza del Colon, as at U. of A . , but never you
mind there are plenty of outdoor cafes, where
you can get a glass of wine or beer all day
long, and which provide a very pleasant
substitute form of podiation. All in^all it makes
a most unproductive way to spend a few
hours. Bui anti-productivity, no matter where,
.s the whole point of podiating, si?
Garner Is All Tanked Up With No Place To Go
ergeant Major Zack Carey and his
family have arrived at Fort Clemmons,
the career soldier's newest, and
hopefully last. post. As most families do, the
Carey's have taken all of their possessions with
them, including Zack's baby, a fully reconditioned and operational World War II Sherman
Ian Spelling
Why would anyone want to possess his own
Sherman tank, you might ask. The answer,
according to Zack, is simple; "It's hard to
shoot yourself when you are cleaning it."
So begins Tank,
a comedy-dramaadventure which is a perfect vehicle for its two
stars. James Garner and a tank. Also included
in the cast are Jenilee Harrison as a prostitute,
named Sara, G.D. Spradlin as the nasty
Sheriff Buelton, Shirley Jones as Zack's wife
LaDr.nna, and C. Thomas Howell as Zack's
son Billy. Together they embark on one of the
most unintentionally bizarre races ever run in
the United States.
That the chase ever takes place and looks as
real as it does is a tribute to James Garner. He
plays the 52-year-old Zack with appropriate
flesty comedic touches, and a flare for the
dramatic. Zack loves his family, his job (to a
lesser degree), and yearns to be a good and
honorable person.
It is his desire for peace and quiet that
causes him Irouble. After going to an officer's
club disco, a dejected and disappointed Zack
takes off (or a "real" bar. a joint which suits his
plaqein time as "an old fart."
Zacfc.Jumps into his station wagon and
drives to a bar in neighboring Clemmonsville.
where he can put away a few cold brews unmolested. After several moments of small talk,
Zack begins to warble (an awful song sung
awfully) to Sara, a seventeen-year-old prostitute. He has no interest in her, he just needs
someone to ta|k to. However, Zack's singing
interrupts Deputy Sheriff Baker's game of pool
and he takes offense. He can't stand the fact
that Zack is only chatting with the girl when
she could be turning tricks. He slaps the girl
several times and when he persists. Zack finally decides to butt in forcefully. He beats the
feathers out of the Deputy;a mistake he will
soon regret, ft weems Baker and his boss, the
Sheriff, are also pimps.
The next morning, Sheriff Cyrus Button,
the man who wields all the power in the small
town, views the battered face of his deputy
and demands an explanation. Declaring that
any mark on one of his men is a blemish on
himself, the sheriff wants lo put Zack behind
When the sheriff shows up at the army base
to arrest Zack, however, he is told in no uncertain terms that he can't. In fact, he is threatened with a boycott of his town. It will be offlimits to all soldiers — no use of stores, bars, or
Having lost the battle, but not the war. the
sheriff turns his attention to Zack's son. who is
arrested for dealing marijuana after an impromptu search of his locker in school reveals
a large quantity of the drug. The fact that the
boy's lock had been replaced is totally irrelevant.
Faced with the possibility of his son spending three years in jail, and unable to hire a
lawyer because the sheriff's brother is the
judge. Zack takes what he sees as the only
way out; and the next morning, a juslawakened Deputy Baker pulls open the doors
only to look straight down the barrel of a tank.
With a smlik on his face. Zack sneers. "I do
believe I've got you covered."
When he learns that his son Is no longer being held in the jail, an angry Zack proceeds to
blow up a police car and run the tank through
the jailhouse. He then wheels down to the
"farm," where his son is quickly saved.
It Is here that the actual pursuit begins.
When Billy questions his father's motives, he is
quickly reprimanded — "We're not running
away from the law, we're running towards it."
So it's off to the Tennesee border where they
stand a chance for a fair trial and some justice.
The incredible chase that encompasses the
final third of the film is similar to the comedy
and action of Smokey and the Bandit and/or
The Cannonball Run. Unlike these others,
almost everything in Tank, save for the ending, seems plausible. At times Tank is a trifle
corny, but never at the expense of quality.
Tank really belongs to Garner. It's his picture from beginning to end and he is wonderful in the lead. During the emotional scenes he
helps to keep depressing dialogue from
becoming maudlin. James probably will not
garner an Oscar for the portrayal, but the
potential box-office gross of a rousing crowd
pleaser such as Tank certainly will aid in the
recovery from any post-Oscar blues.
Almost all of the other lead performances
are on par with Garner's. You'll absolutely
despise Spradlin's sheriff because he Is so
good. Jenilee Harrison, minus the make-up
and the light clothes I he fans of Three's Company were used to, ploys the reluctant hooker
perfectly. She's sweel but tough. C. Thomas
Howell plays Billy just right; wide eyed Innoncence countered by harsh realities.
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by Gregg Stevens
he guy from Sri Lanka hadn't moved in
five days. When I woke up in the morning
he would be there, legs in a lotus, lying on
his back staring at the celling. Or when he was sitting up — during one of his rare changes of position that I never actually saw, I would only notice
that he was In a different position — he would
gaze absently at the trees through the window of
our hostel room.
Every morning I would get up early to begin
agaij my search for an apartment in downtown
Belgrade and he would be there, In one of those
two positions, watching me out of the corner of his
eye. And In the evening when I returned he would
be there, doing his impersonation of Tito, lying
motionless on the bed.
I didn't even notice he was there the first day. It
reminded me of a Japanese friend from third
grade who, when we played dodgeball, stood
perfectly still and everyone, being used to moving
targets, found it Impossible to hit him. Life can be
like that. If you stand absolutely still and quiet you
can watch the world go rushing by without being
Hinhac by any of it. After a while you either
• M H M Invisible or they lock you up.
I finally noticed him the second day and tried to
communicate. So did the others in the room:
Raza, an Iranian who speaks Pharsis, Turkish,
English, a little Arabic, and less Serbo-Croation;
Housam, an Iraqui refugee from Syria did his best
too; and the Jordanian, whose name I never
caught but whose first words I'll always remember:
"Aren't you ashamed of your country's foreign
policy?" gave It a try. By the time the Jordanian
asked me that question I had been on the road for
six months discussing essentially the same topic
With Danes, Swedes, Soviets, Germans, Italians,
and more recently, Iranians, Syrians, Lebonese,
and Yugoslavians. I was really tired and didn't
want to go through the same shit again but he was
insistent and so I decided to play around with him
for a while.
Being the only native English speaker in a room
full of people who are not, but are trying to argue
In it anyway is a weird experience. They go really
hard on each others language skills and not only
do you have to make the usual pronounciation
and gramatical calls but everything you say has an
extra aura of authority carried over from your
linguistic, expertise. It gives an added edge that
can be particularly helpful during sticky political
arguements. And when the Jordanian told me
that Israel was a cancer to be removed at any cost,
I knew I needed an edge. For a while I considered
telling him I was Jewish just to confuse him a bit,
but I wasn't sure, if I did, If I'd wake up In the morning. At the rate we were going, though, I was
doubtful I'd ever get to sleep. He said if the U.S.
would only leave the Middle East alone they could
solve all their problems. I pointed out that Iran and
Iraq were not doing too well in settling their differences, brought In the Soviet Union, threw a lot
of semantic gibberish at him , explained that the
present administration was not particularly
responsive to public opinion anyway, and went to
I was glad he didn't get a chance to bring up
Grenada. I was in Moscow during the invasion
and the only news I could get was from the U.S.
Embassy official teletypes. Stacks of them. All
were official political statements and speeches. It is
amazing how little you can find out about
something with nothing but governmental policy
statements to go on. The Russians seemed to be
worse off than I was, they didn't seem to be aware
anything was happening until I got to Leningrad
three days later. Thanks to the U . S . I S . I knew
enough now to know that something was seriously wrong, but not enough to know exactly what.
Not being a frequent reader of official statements,
I had no idea if they were always overdramatic or
if something was really amiss.
It wasn't until I got back to Copenhagen that 1
began to get a clear picture of what had happened. And then I was really horrified. From my vantage point there was no difference between the
American invasion of Grenada and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The circumstances leading
up to each Invasion were the same. The Irony of a
country that had so vigorously opposed the invasion of Afghanistan behaving In the same reckless
paranoid manner was incomprehensible to me.
The only difference was that the Americans were
promising to leave quickly and the Russians still
have over 100,000 troops in Afghanistan more
than half a decade later. But none of the
American Journalists I could get a hold of
(figuratively) even w h i s p e r e d the word
Afghanistan. And when the Newsweek issue
about the Incident finally made It to Europe I was
outraged by the lack of any critical perspective
Surely there must be someone on the Newsweek
staff who thought the Invasion wasn't such a ho,
iked again, but we were laughing too hard at him
Idea. If a democratic republic is incapable ol
even try to answer. It was at that moment a guy
generating opposing ideas then It might as well be | ho seemed to know Jig came Into the room. As
a Totalitarian state. It is a fundamenlal corturns out, he spoke English and after nearly a
nerstone of not only democracy but of good jourreek of speculation we began to unravel Jig-jig's
nallsm to present a wide variety of viewpoints ||
everyone agrees, then either it is a very unimpottant issue or something is very wrong
But the Jordanian guy never go! to ask me
about Grenada, and the conversations In out
room drifted towards other things. One day Ran
and 1 were discussing how easy it was to maki
money driving trucks from the Tiergarden near
Munich to the Iranian border through Turkey and
how you could make even more money smuggling electronic watches Into Bulgaria when Jig-jig
came to life. The only word the Sri Lankan guv
knew that we did was the Hindu word for lucking;
jlg-jlg, so that's what we called him. "That jig-jig
guy" or "Jig-jig", or just "Jig" if we were talking
quickly. It was the first time I'd seen him move and
It startled me. He had a big smile, his eyes shone,
and suddenly he was the most animated person in
the room. We had stumbled across the only
English word he understood. "Smuggling? Smuggling?" he asked. Raza told me that the Sri
Lankans fancied themselves excellent smugglers
and took great pride in it. "Smuggling?" Jig-jig
For 28 years he had endured the poverty of SriLanka. Finally he decided his only future lay
somewhere else. Jig-jig's first thought was for that
great land of opportunity, the United States, but
that's as far as he got, a thought. Knowing well full
the U.S. doesn't Issue visas to people like him, he
sfcjftled on Greece. But the Greeks didn't want him
either and Jig's entire life began to revolve
airiound, not how he could earn his fortune, but
how he could get into a country where he could
" '"'Jig-jig had what seemed to be a foolproof plan
foe getting a Greek visa. It seems that Romania
does not have diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka.
But Britain does, and because Sri Lanka is part of
! commonwealth, assumes responsibility for Sri
Inkan citizens In Romania. Jig's plan was to get
l o Romania and lose his passport, forcing the
(itish Embassy to Issue him a brand new British
jjssport. With a British passport he would be able
get into Greece. But he had to get Into
pmanla first.
t h e only European country that would let Jigjig in from Sri Lanka was Yugoslavia. He made it
into Belgrade with no trouble at all. But he soon
ran Into serious difficulties.
The Romanian Embassy was quite courteous
when Jig paid for his visa in Belgrade. But apparently they have two types of visas at the Romanian Embassy: the type they let you pay for, and
the type they let you into the country with. Three
times Jig boarded a train from Belgrade to
Bucharest and three times they turned him back at
the border.
Jlg-jlg didn't have a plan B and now he was turning to us for suggestions. Well, he had come to
the right place anyway, the room was filled with
people whose lives revolved around which countries they could get into. Except for me of course. I
sal there with my U.S. passport, the American Express card and travel documents, in my pocket;
occasionally supplying a needed word or two but
generally keeping my mouth shut. This plotting to
get into a country just lo lose a passport more
resembled a terrorist activity than a travel agency.
Raza, who has a wife and two children in the
U.S. he can't get a visa to visit, hit upon Ihe most
direct solution. If Jig were to (ly (roni Belgrade lo
Bucharest the customs people at Ihe airport would
be less likely to send him back because it was
much more difficult for them to do. The next day
Jig-jig had a ticket.
It was a Saturday morning when I saw him at
the tramstop. There had been a blizzard Ihe day
before, leaving two feet of snow on the ground.
Jig had been waiting an hour for the tram lo the
bus to the airport but nothing seemed to be running. He was worried he'd miss his plane. 1 was
worried he would freeze to death. Jig was wearing
sneakers, a sweatshirt, and thin polyester pants. I
guess noone had told him the world climate tended to be a little colder than his native Sri Lanka.
Or maybe It was because he had expected to be in
Greece by now. At any rate, after standing like
that for an hour and a half in two feet of snow he
told me, through an interpreter friend, that If the
tram didn't come soon he would fall over.
Jig was still shivering when I saw him that evening In his usual position at Ihe hostel. The blizzard
had closed the airport and someone there had
told him the customs officials in Bucharest would
have no qualms about sending him back. In
disgust he had cashed In his ticket.
Plan C involved a rumor that it was much easier
to get a Greek visa from the Greek Embassy In
Hungary than anywhere else. Jlg-jlg abandoned
his plans to lose his passport and thought he'd
give It a shot In Budapest. There was only one
problem, the Hungarian Embassy In Belgrade
wouldn't give him a Hungarian visa.
Plan D wwas a modification of plan C. Jlg-jlg
had bought a train ticket to Prague and had
somehow managed to gel a Checkloslovaklan
visa. He had done Ihis not because he wanted to
go to Prague, but because to get lo Prague from
Belgrade one had to pass through, you guessed It,
Hungary. The plan now was to show the
Hungarian Embassy in Belgrade the ticket, get a
transit visa for Hungary, and get off the train a few
stops early, in Budapest. Once there he could get
his Greek visa and finally head south (passing
through Belgrade again) where he hoped lo get a
job on a ship.
Well, Jig made It lo Budapest but, rumors being
rumors. Ihe Greek Embassy in Hungary did the
same as Greek Embassies everywhere else and
Jig-jig wound up back in Belgrade.
I've since found an apartment but I go back to
Ihe hostel occasionally lo see how things are going. Jig-jig is still lying there, trying to figure out
what lo do next. He has $600 left. His bed at the
hostel costs $3 a day including breakfast, and his
meals at the student mensa cost him another HO
cents. At $3.80 a day he has about three months
to figure out what to do. If he waits any longer he
won't be able to afford lo gel back to Sri Lanka.
And so he waits for an opportunity or a rumor,
for some vague chance of getting to a country
where he can work. His possibilities are limited,
but what else can he do? Jig-jig believes In
Capilalism, the free market system, and the
American Dream. He believes what he hears on
Voice of America broadcasts. He longs to make
the American way his, but they won't let him in.
I hear they're rennovallng the Statue of Liberty
In New York this year. While they're at It; while
Reagan does his best to spread embarrassing propaganda about the greatness of American
Democracy; I think they should turn Miss Liberty :
around to face New Jersey and, with her back to
ihe rest of the world they should hang a sign
around her neck that says in big, bold, Red,
MARCH 23. 1984
•§m A§?fiCTS
MARCH 23, 1984 i
Farce* and Fmcet
oWPtefrs^HfTi *> ^'.^•FU*-
An Unarresting Comedy
f the hit motion picture Airplane had a
soul sister in a blue uniform, her name
would surely be Police Academy. While
the new film does not quite stand up to its illustrious counterpart, it Is nevertheless an
amusing farce which unmercifully pokes fun at
the Institution of Law and Order.
Ian Spelling
Rather than being a straight, out and out,
gagfest, Police Academy wears itself thin attempting to either imitate or lampoon Stripes,
An. Officer and a Gentleman, Private Benlamin, and of course, the aforementioned
Airplane. Surprisingly enough, the Interweav
ing of the various films, plots, and even
specific Images comes across as somewhat
fresh and original.
That the final product Is as enjoyable as it Is
is due in part to the free-wheeling plot.
The woman mayor of an unidentified city
requests that all restrictions concerning
eligibility for joining the Police Department
cease to exist. Age, sex, weight, height, and
even educational background are to be
Not wishing to breach the guidelines set by
the Mayor, Commandant Lassard (George
Gaynes) takes it upon himself to make sure
that no one receives the boot. To this end, he
orders Sergeants Harris (G.W. Bailey) and
Callanhan (Leslie Easterbrook) to work the
new recruits Into the ground. Better they
should quit than get canned.
Unfortunately for all involved, a young man
named Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg)
reluctantly finds himself in a precarious catch
22 situation. It seems he has a choice; spend
time in prison for crimes against an obnoxious
customer at the parking lot where he previously worked, or join the Police Academy and
become a cop like his father before him.
If Mahoney should quit voluntarily, he will
immediately be placed behind bars. But
unbeknownst to him, he may not be expelled.
In other words, the harder he attempts to get
himself kicked out, the more pressure is exerted to force him to voluntarily withdraw from
the training program - which he can't do.
All of the training, or lack thereof, leads to
the climax during which the recruits are put to
the test. A riot has broken out in the town and
everyone is called upon to do his or her share.
The crew of would-be cops that dropped out
were smart. Harris' tough drills had sent many
a recruit packing, although the unwanted
Mahoney stayed the course. Now they had to
face real, life-threatening situations.
poetic 1
pen lazed between
fingers, waiting
the poems.
Seeing them, knowing
too that my blue words
will never paint what I
envision. I wonder
What the point is.
Why try to explain a mere
hue from the vast colorations
of sentiment.
Where do I come off
thinking that my blue words
are better than yours;
my almond peace
purer than yours?
Nevertheless, my pen awaits,
and 1, sitting,
feeling poetic,
wait for the poems
Mary Beth
• Concert Previews •
Liz Story Is Just Plain Folk
This Saturday at 8:00 p.m., improvisational pianist and Windham Hill recording artist Liz Story will apprear at the Troy Savings
Bank Music Hall.
Story, whose recent album, Solid Colors, has received universal
critical acclaim, is a bright and rising star in the field of folk music,
and has been heralded by many critics as Windham Hill's next major performer.
Tickets for Saturday's performance are still available. For information, students should call 273-0038.
These leftover men and women form the
backbone of Police Academy. Each of the ten
supporting players has his or her moment to
shine on the screen. Bubba Smith, Michael
Winslow, and Marion Ramsey really wring the
rope of their respective characters in order to
draw out every last drop of personality.
Bubba plays a huge softie; In fact he's a
florist. A what? "A florist, you know, flowers
and shit."
He can sell flowers, but he can't drive.
Mahoney offers to help Bubba pass the
policeman's road test. They "borrow" a small
vehicle which cramps Bubba's style and legs.
Mahoney jokingly suggests removing the front
seats, which Bubba seriously proceeds to do.
Michael Winslow is Doctor Monslgnor
Larvelle Jones, master of the art of mlmlckry.
He transforms himself into a walking P.A.
system, helicopter, video game, or whatever
else he feels necessary. Talk about stealing the
show; this guy was cheered every time he appeared on the screen.
Marion Ramsey has the distinct pleasure of
being the only women with something better
lo do than cater to men. She makes the most
of her role as Laverne Hooks, a timid young
woman who speaks too softly to be forceful.
George Gaynes (Mr. Smith on General
Hospital) also has a supporting role, but his is
larger than that of any recruit. Gaynes' ability
to facially express pain and joy simultaneously
comes in handy when he stands before a
podium to narrate a slide show for a group of
VIPs. Commandant Lassard meets real-life
porn star Georgina Spelvin (The Deuil In Mrs.
Jones) the hard way. By the time the scene is
eventually reprised it becomes a little hard to
In the leads, both G.W. Bailey and Steve
Guttenberg succeed. Bailey (Rizzo on MASH)
plays the grizzled drill sergeant with a
viciousness that, at limes, seems too farfetched. But credit must be given where credit
is due; he does not turn to mush as the credits
roll. Harris is a bastard from beginning to end.
Gutlenberg's role is tailor made. He has
nothing to do but smile, be cute, and give a
wfnk-in-the-eye performance. All of which he
does well. However, there Is no meat on the "
Mqhoney character. He learns nothing, nor
does he become a better person from his experiences.
Guttenberg remains one of America's most
promising young actors. Remember Diner?
He was the sports freak who would not tie the
knot with his fiancee unless she could pass a
difficult quiz. Although fluff such as Police
Academy probably will not harm his career,
Guttenberg should realize that It will earn him
little respect.
Police Academy has its moments, several of
them in fact. The picture is replete with profanity, chases, gunfights in which no one gets
hurt, and the usual assortment of sight gags
which are common place In this type of
sophomoric fare. No matter, Police Academy
still manages to rise above the teen-marketed
junk which is generally released during spring
and summer.
Despite being about as prediclable as a film
can be. Police Academy will do on a day
when you simply want a smile or a laugh with
no strings attached.
My Life As An Ugly Guy
Are You An Ugly Guy?
The Ramones' Rapid Rock
Fellow Plnheads. Headbangers. and Blitzkrieg Boppers, gather 'round: The Ramones
are hitting the Capital District once again.
For those who really don't have a clue as to exactly what The Ramones are all about. It's
really not hard to understand. The Ramones first appeared In 1977 as America's answer
to Punk Rock, along with such groups as Talking Heads, Television, Blondle, and the
Pattl Smith Group. The difference between The Ramones and most of the early English
punk groups, though, was that as the punks banded together to spout off angry political
statements. The Ramones sang about trivial issues like glue-sniffing and beating young
tikes with baseball bats.
Ten years and seven albums later, Joey Ramone Is still screaming the same incredibly
funny lyrics, Johnny Ramone is slill banging out the same exact chords every song, and
Dee Dee Ramone still preludes many of their two and a half minute barrages with the
classic "1-2-3-4!" The Ramones play loud, rapid-fire rock-'n-roll, sometimes exceeding
thirty songs In a concert. To add to their self-inflicted authenticity, they even still wear
holey jeans and leather jackets.
For those who don't gel the joke it's just too hard 16 explain by now; lake The Ramones
literally and/or seriously, and you're a narrow-minded rock critic. Enjoy their Inherent
sense of humor, and you'll have an Incredibly good time at the concert.
The Ramones want the airwaves, so give 'em a shot; their an extravaganza everyone
should experience at least once In a lifetime.
' After reading this preview, my editor got the Impression that I was trying to spile or
ridicule The Ramones. So as not to mislead the reading public of Aspects, I think this time
I'll just wade through the bullshit and musical phraseology gibbledy-gook and come right
out and say what I feel about The Ramones. I like them a lot and they make me laugh.
Jonas Nachain
Are you an ugly guy? Do people get
physically ill at the sight of your features? Do
you? Aspects very own ugly guy. Jim Lally,
speaks frankly about the trials and tribulations
of his life as an ugly guy.
m I gly. It's an ugly word. As an actual
^ J physical condition (especially if you
happen to be the poor slob afflicted
with it) it goes well beyond the realm of mere
phonetic displeasure.
Okay, so now all you ugly guys out there
(and I know there are at least two of you,
because they both room with me), you're saying "Yes, we know It's a lousy deal. Geez, we
hardly heed the ASP to tell us that!"
You're right, you don'I need the ASP to tell
you thai, and we won't, because that would be
a nasty thing to do, and hey! we're nice people
here. Far be It for us to tell you (hat you're a
But let me remind you that, nice as we are,
even If Dave Laskin becomes a Saint tomorrow and the rest of the editorial board ascends
40 days later, you'll still be walking home from
the Mount without a date. Ready to listen?
The problem that bothers a great many
potentially ugly guys the most is that they can
never really be sure whether or not their facial
features are as bad as everyone else's reactions
would seem to indicate. So how lo find out
whether or not you are. indeed, an ugly guy.
The techniques are many and varied, but
there are two things that you absolutely cannot
do to determine the quality of your features.
They are:
Also remember; Your'frlends are not honest
enough to judge your own features.
So now that we've determined how not to
figure out whether or not you're an ugly guy,
let's move on to the more practical methods.
Of course, there is really only one meter for
determining whether or not you're an ugly guy
— pretty girls.
A Word About Pratty Glrla
They don't usually date ugly guys.
1: Look In a mirror — In my long career as an
ugly guy, I've tried this many times, and it
simply remains a jarringly Ineffective way to
gauge your own looks. No matter how long
the average ugly guy scrutinizes the high,
domed forehead, the eyebrows that meet over
the nose, and the huge purple circles where
his lower eyelids should be — In short, that
amalgam of disjointed features that his peers
laughingly call his face — the image received
by his brain Is still some sort of cross between
Robert Redford and Tom Selleck.
Remember; you are not qualified to judge
your own features.
2: Ask a friend — Obviously, whenever we
get depressed or insecure,"" our first reaction Is
to run to our friends for reassurance (I.e. lies.)
Now, In most cases, we can manage to convince ourselves that what they tell us Is
Gospel. However, If you slop to think about it,
could you ever really see a conversation like
this taking place between two friends
Jim, am I ugly?
Oh God, you found out; did you?
Jim, am I ugly?
Yes, but hey, you're a nice person.
Of course, I don't mean to be unfair to pretty girls, as there have been many documented
cases of pretty,girls dating ugly guys. There Is
even a kernel of truth to the old fable that girls
tend to look below the surface, and tend to
give more credit for personality over appearance than even the ugliest guys do.
Still, pretty girls remain the best yardstick by
which to measure your appearance. If you
really want to know whether or not you're an
ugly guy, ask one out.
If she laughs at you, you're ugly (or
something equally unappealing).
If she looks scared, you're really ugly.
If she tells you she would rather be your
friend, you're ugly, but nice.
And If she tells you to drop dead, you have
absolutely no redeeming factors whatsoever.
Nam Weak: Dating Tipa For The
IMARCH 23, 1
N a w York CHy C a f e II (459-9580)
Y«a««r<Uy'« (489-8066)
Vapor Lock, March 23-24
B o g i a ' a (482-9797)
Square One, March 23-24
American Landscape, Prints from the
1920s and 1930s. Twentieth Century
American Watercolor: An exploration
of the mastery and variety of e x p r e s sion of forty American artists. Richard
Stankiewicz Memorial: A small exhibition of sculpture arid photographs in
honor of this distinguished American
artist. Also, works by students
Out of our hands
P r o c t o r ' s T h e a t r e (382-1083)
Robert Merrill with the Octavo Singers,
March 3 1 , 8 p . m .
C a p i t a l R e p (462-4534)
Premiere of a New American Play.
March 24-Aprll 15.
S k l d m o r e C o l l e g e (584-5000, ext.
C e n t e r G a l l e r i e s (455-6640)
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Yours Truly, March 23-24
T h e A l b a n y G a l l e r y (482-5374)
19th and 20th Century American
Marine Painters. Buttersworth,
Jacobsen, Moran, Lever, and others.
Eighth S t e p C o f f e e H o u a e
every Tues nite—Open stage for
anyone for 15 minutes; every Wed
nite—game night; March 23; Sue
Elberger; March 24: Helderbergh
Madrigal Singers;
T h e C h a t e a u L o u n g e (465-9086)
S k i n f l i n t s (436-8301)
Albany Institute of History and
Art (463-4478)
Seventeenth Century Dutch Majolica,
Hudson River School Landscape
Painters, Paintings from the Institute's1
Collection, People of the Great Peace.
At the Gallery: Black and White Plus.
A multimedia study of contrast.
T h e H y d e C o l l e c t i o n (792-1761)
Steiglitz: The Lake George Years,
photography exhibition. Glen Falls.
Palace T h e a t r e
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2 3 : Rudy Gabriglson; March 24: John
O'Conner; Naomi Peterkin; March 25:
John O'Conner
S c h i c k Art G a l l e r y (584-5000)
Skldmore College Faculty Exhibition;
Patterns in Art. Contemporary. March
8-April 15.
Half M o o n C a f e (436-0329)
Guatemalan Clothing and Gabrics.
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H a m m / B r i c k m a n Gallery
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March 23 Himalaya; March 24 The
Jets; March 25:Jeannie Smith and the
RPI Gallery (266-6640)
Art & Architecture at Rensselaer. Exhibition of Student Work. March
27-April 6.
N e w York S t a t e M u s e u m
The Humnities Experience: The Subject is You.; Exhibit: The World of'
SUNYA Art Gallery (457-8390)
Rural Vistas: Rediscovery of the
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The Threepenny Opera. March 24 at
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$5.00, Sleeping Beauty. Inspired by
Japanese Kabuki and Noh theatres,
March 25-Aprll 13, Jacob's Pillow on
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April 1, 2:00 p.m.
1. Blame It on Rio 7:15, 9:30; 2.
Sllkwood 7:00, 9:45
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Experience Preferred . . . But Not
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March 23-25 Carmen 7 & 9:15;
March 27-29,Eraserhead, 7 & 9:15
M a d i s o n T h e a t r e (489-5431)
Yentl 7:15 and 9:00
Russell Sage College T h e a t e r
U n i v e r s i t y C i n e m a s (457-8390)
American Graffiti, LC 7 Fri. and Sat
7:30 , 10:00; Raiders of the Lost Ark
LC 18, Fri. and Sat. 7:30 and 10:00
S c h e n e c t a d y Civic P l a y h o u s e
I n t e r n a t i o n a l Film G r o u p
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A l b a n y Civic T h e a t e r (462-1297)
Troy S a v i n g s B a n k M u s i c Hall
Albany Symphony Orchestra. Works
by Rlmsky-Korsakov, Schuman, and
Carpenter. March 23, 8:30 p.m., Liz
Story, Solo Piano, March 24, 8 p.m.
C o h o e s M u s i c Hall
(235-7669)How to Succeed in
Business Without Really Tryingi. 8
p.m.. March 30-31, April 5-7.
C i n e 1-6 (459-8300)
1. Terms of Endearment 1:20, 3:50,
6:35, 9:30; 2. Broadway Danny Rose
2:00. 4:00, 6:00, 8:00. 10:00; 3 .
Footloose 1:45. 4:20, 7:05, 9:50; 4.
Against All Odds 1:30, 4:00, 6:40,
9:30 5. The Dresser 2:05, 5:50, 7:30,
9:50; 6. Never Cry Wolf 2:15, 4:30,
6:50, 9:05
RKO Fox C o l o n i e 1 & 2
i To Ihc Editor:
In regard to Ihc letter about Communication 238: The
! Department of Communication has made a judgment call
that two exceptionally talented undergraduates can assist an
experienced teacher in Communication 238. Of course we'd
I all love to have more faculty and more graduate assistants to
I meet the high interest in communication courses. That Is a
I matter in Ihc hands of the university administration and
J ultimately the stale of New York.
— Kathleen E. Kendall
Chairperson, Communication Department
U n d e r g r a d u a t e D r a w i n g s March
9-April 13, 1984. University Art
Gallery, SUNYA.
Drinking age
I To the Editor:
1 would like to congratulate NYPIRG on ninety percent of
I their Student Bill of Rights. I sa'y nincly percent of the Bill of
Rights because lo me there seems lo be glaring injustice in the
I bill. According to the ASP Jim Ticrney emphasized opposiI lion to the proposal for a hike in the drinking age.
My big question is why? In what way docs thai proposal
I have to do with being a student? Is ihc reason we are alicn| ding school lo drink. Or is il to receive a quality education.
I have seen many fails and figures saying both, thai a 21
| drinking age helps and does not help. Who cares! That alI liludc has goi lo be replaced. The mosl common argument I
I have heard is "ll does not substantially reduce ihc amount of
|deaths caused by drunk drivers." My question lo those pcojjple is what in terms of human life is subianiial?
Mr. Ticrney stated thai ihe "Answer is nol an increase in
5 ihc legal drinking age bin an awareness of I tic problem," I
•disagree, I believe thai people today are more aware of lite
| problem I ban ever before. Thanks lo Ihe likes of groups such
ijas R.I.D., and oilier such organizations, Ihere is a much
•greater awareness of ihe problem. Yel youthful drunk drivers
Jiarc still killing people each year.
"Does nol substantially reduce ihc iimounl of deaths,"
[amazing how we classify human life. Is nol one person
A n Electrifying F a s h i o n S h o w !
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G a s in S e m i c o n d u c t o r s
Heterostructures: The Potential
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March 23, PH 129, 3:00 p.m.
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substantial? Arc we going to say that the eighty or so lives we
saved this year in New York State are not substantial? I agree
that we should all write our congressmen, to appeal for a nationwide 21 drinking age.
I realize that this proposal is not a popular one. Daniel
Broderick, William King, and Marc Bcrman propose support
of Senator RolisoiVs bill which would suspend drivers
licenses until 21 of anybody convicted of drinking and driving offense. This to me seems perfect hindsight. Why give
them the chance. All this is doing is taking away the weapon
after il has been used. This is not a solution.
In closing I issue my proposal to everybody who has been
harrassingmeonpoint of view. My proposal is this. Those of
you who arc against the 21 year old drinking age I say fine,
that is your right. However when somebody is killed by a
drunk driver under the age of 21, I propose that you people
try to explain that their loved one is not a substantial reason
for raising the drinking age.
—James K. Symufa
Bad bus service
To the Editor:
The bus service ihis weekend has been horrendous. On Friday (3/16), my apartment male and I noliecd a bus driver selling Ihe clock on the bus five minutes ahead of lime. On
Saturday (3/17), I was riding on Ihc 12:10 Wellington uptown which hit a parked car. On Sunday (3/18), I was
wailing at Draper lor ihc 12:10 Wellington uptown, bul this
lime il never showed causing me lo be laic for an appointmcnl (I was ai Draper al 12:05)
This isn'l Ihc first lime Ibis lias happened. I have lived on
Alumni Quad lor iwo years and off campus for one year. Il
is gelling lo Ihc poini of being unbearable. Tor example:
classes gel oul al 5:35 bul ibere are Ihrec empty buses leaving
Ihe circle al 5:30 (Iwo Alumni, and one Wcllingion)!
Everybody ihen has lo pile on Ihc 5:40 bus. Lack of planning
seems lo be Ihc major problem.
The limes of ihc buses are planned haphazardly bin even
thai doesn'1 matter anymore because some drivers leave
when ihey want Id anyhow: I am nol blaming all bus drivers,
just Ihe feu Iliai make a hard lo run system aliuosi useless.
Another ihing thai bolIters me is Ihe way some drivers like
lo wai cli people run 10 ihe bus. In ill is icy weal her. I believe il
is a stupid practice! Don'l they realize this university is
already being sued by someone who slipped on ihc ice and
was injured here?
Il appears Dial ihc quality of drivers has decreased since
Ihcy increased ihe use of part-time drivers. 1 feel ihal Arthur
Burl;, Karl Scharl, and Dennis Slevens, along willl ihe ViccPrcsldenl lor Siudcnl AITiars and Ihe Campus Safely .'oitimiitec nctjii lo work on ibis problem.
— Raymond .1. Dow ling
Stop the contradiction
To the Ediior:
On Thursday, March 15, as I approached ihe Campus
Center, a small bin vocal groups of people caught my atlcnlion. Il was a rally for Soviel Jewry presented by
RZA/Tagar. As I slopped lo hear I Heir chains, one in particular hil a sore spot.
The leader would yell "Auschwitz!" and ihc crowd would
respond "Never again!" This often beard phrase has become
louder now and again especially during limes of high prdscmelic emotions such as during Ihc showing of ihc TV miniscries Holocaust a few years ago.
I fully agree Ihal the slaughter of six million Jews and
millions more Christians and other groups by the Nazis was
wrong. However, maybe Ihc Jews should open iheir eyes lo
ihc preseni day Auschwitzs.
In Ihc years surrounding Ihe viewing of Holocaust,
millions of Cambodians were murdered in much ihc same
way as Ihc Jews by Hitler. Al that lime 50,000 people were
imprisioned in Laoswilh many dying in jail. At thai lime, the
communists in Viclnam held belwecn 100,000 and 300,000
people in camps where brulal conditions caused many
deaths. Whal arc ihcse groups (RZA/Tagar) doing aboul ihe
Salvadoran dcaih squads, not lo mention ihe Ayatiolah Khomeini and company.
Appcnlly ihc chant "Never Again" applies only lo Jews
and nol to all of humanity. Stop ihe contradiction.
— Jon Willmnlt
Poster problems
To Ihe Ediior:
ll seems lhat never a year goes by thai a question of
political squabbling is noi raised. On March 20th in a phone
conversation with ihe election commissioner Tom Busby, I
was informed lhat one of my campaign posters was banned
from being used. The reason given for ihis was lhat my
posler contained slanderous statements. I would like to note
ihal not one of my posters had been posted prior lo ihis lime.
Mr. Busby informed me ihal he and Jeff Schneider decided
in a meeting that my posler would be banned because of ils
"supposed" slanderous slaicmcnls. Mr. Busby also informed me Ihal he had been approached by several people who
said my posler contained slanderous slaicmcnls and
iherel'ore should nol be allowed. I was told thai ihcy were opposed lo the allegedly slanderous content of ihe posler;
which in facl is an accurals depiction of the internal conflict
ihal cxisis in our student governmeni between the two
highest executives: the president ad vice-president. The election commission acted on the word of others and banned my
poster before ever seeing it. It should also be noted lhat the
poster was approved for posting by the proper authority.
Nowhere in the clectin regulations which I received form SA
does il state that posters have to be approved by the election
commission. The regulations slate that they are to be posted
in accordance of University and Residence hall posting
policies. I had my poster approved accordingly. I therefore
did not violate any regulation. The question should be asked
as to why I was not invited lo participate in Ihis meeting as to
defend myself? For that matter, why was I not informed of
the meeting in the first place?
Consideration should have been taken in lhat between the
time of Ihe meeting on 3/20 and the time of my notification
on Ihe evening of 3/21, Ihcse posters could have been posted.
I would therefore been required to remove them. This is only
a part of Ihc picture. The fact remains that the commission
acted without having concrete evidence to come to such a
decision, let alone without consulting me on the issue. If they
felt Ihal such a meeting was necessary, I should have been
allowed lo attend and make a case. It is my opinion that this
is a clear case of irresponsible action on the part of the election commission. They arc appointed by the president of the
Student Association to make sure the elections are handled
properly. As a member of the siudcnl community, a serious
question comes lo mind. Is Ihis son of irresponsible action
on Ihc pari of ihe election commission characteristic of how
student government should be run? 1 preseni ihis editorial in
(he hope Ihal my fellow students will question Ihc actions of
Ihc present siudcnl administration. It is Ihis son of thing
which gives student governmeni a bad name.
— William J. McCann
Candidate for SA President
Happy medium
To Ihe Ediior:
In last week's issue of the ASP Tom Irwin of ihe "new"
QBK expressed his feeling lhat college radio (specifically
mentioning WCD1J) should remain "100 percent avantgarde," whatever thai has come lo mean, and should nol be
concerned 11' listeners find ils programming loo "weird."
Mr. Irwin wriies "...if people find (college radio) 'weird' tough luck, lurn ihe dial, no one is going to broke al college
radio from bad ratings;'! True, we are nol In it for the money
al WCDB, however most of the lutullj new and very creative
acts we feature in our programming aie- al Icasi enough lo
survive- and If we followed Mr. Irwin's: advice and went "100
percent avant-garde" these new talents would be the ones going "broke" since WCDB would he "100 percent"
College radio is nol a forum for acis whose singular mcrii
lies in the dubious honor of being too "weird" for commercial programming. Pan of college radio's responsibility is lo
entertain its siudcnl audience while introducing litem to new
lalcni in music as well as new forms of music. Mr. Irwin's
assertions are a reflection of a romantic and for the most part
detrimental view of college radio as tin elitisl institution insensitive to ihe Interests of its college audience and unwilling
to formulate programming which is accessible, educational,
and finally, even something as "commercial" as entertaining.
Mr. Irwin complains in Ihc same letter ihal American
Listeners (as compared lo ihe apparently ultra-hip Britishers)
are nol interested enough in the music scene and are reluctant
lo accept new talent. I don'l know if British Audiences arc
more receptive lo new music than say, dreary Americans. I
do know, however thai an Intelligent Programmer can find a
way to interest anyone in new musical lalcni which is whal we
are all about al WCDB. Yes we do play tired old drivel like
"Springsteen, The Siones, or Moiown" at WCDB in the
hope our audience will trust us enough lo slick around to
hear, Ihe "next U2 or REM."
In saying that WCDB "has Ihc nerve locall itself an alternative," Mr. Irwin only shows thai he doesn't understand
what he's saying about college radio. WCDB now plays and
always has played music that is not heard elsewhere, especially now thai WQBK has changed! Bul, when wc play music
that isn't heard elsewhere, chances arc Ihal our listeners
haven't heard this music yel. When we play The Rolling
Stones or Moiown, the reason is simply because it would be
unreasonable for us to assume that there is anybody oul then
who would tolerate listening lo new unknown songs oneaflet
the other. While wc do care aboul playing music Ihal isn't
elsewhere available, mostly because these bands do deserve
ihc exposure we are giving Ihcm, wc can'i be doing anybody
any good if no one is listening. Our formal is designed lo
lurn people on lo music they don't know by alternating il
with music thai ihcy do know, Wc also play as many request •
as we can, mosl of which lo no one's surprise are popular
known songs.
If we in college radio became loo "avant-garde" for bill
audience everyone loses: the record companies because no
one will be buying records, ihe bands because no one will be
hearing ihem, and uiimaiely, college radio because no one
will be listening to it.
—Kevin Clarke
Program Director, WCDB
Michael Greenfield
\fu,slc Director, WCDB
David Singer
General Manager, WCDB
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Here's mud In your eye, llene W.I
To Pierce Third Floor (and Mark,
Bruce, Martin and Todd)
How can I ever thank you
enough for all you've done for me?
Your concern and suppori helped
me through a rough time this pasl
weekend. I honestly don't know
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you. Thanks again lo the most
fantastic group of people I've ever,
Much love, Ellen
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Where's the beef?
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Accused professor given $50,000 to leave MSU
Tampa, Ft.
secrel agreement between DcRusha
and MSU.
ihrough normal procedures, [he
DcRusha agreed to leave the
University of South Florida school without suing over what he
routinely hired Stanley DcRusha as saw as MSU's unjust denial of
its new band director in December.
tenure lo him.
But a month later, USF officials
Michigan Slate, on the other
found they had hired a man who hand, agreed lo drop the six charges
left his last job — as Michigan of sexual harassment against
State's band director — under a
DcRusha and guarantee no one else
cloud of administrative suspicion would find out aboul them, accorthat he had sexually harassed some ding lo court documents.
MSU women.
Michigan Stale also agreed lo pay
It found out, moreover, strictly
DcRusha $30,000 to conclude the
by accident.
And last week, DcRusha sued
As the agreement demanded,
Michigan State for allegedly letting M S U never told South Florida
word of the sexual harassment aboul the charges then pending
charges reach South Florida.
against DcRusha while USF officials were deciding whether to hire
In what appears to be the biggest
controversy surrounding the way DcRusha, says Steve Wenzel, USF's
colleges hire faculty members since vice-president for employee relalast year's Paul Crafton caper — in tions.
which a professor taught al six colWenzel is now openly annoyed by
leges under six names, without the MSU's "expunging" of certain secother schools knowing aboul it — lions of DcRusha's employment
the DcRusha case has left DcRusha file, and that M S U still won't talk
and South Florida officials feeling to him about it.
like victims, confused the women
"They lake the position that they
who originally filed the harassment
can't release any information under
charges, and put Michigan Slate adMichigan law," Wenzel explained
ministrators in a full retreat.
wearily, "Especially with the
At the controversy's center is a l a w s u i t ,
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recent studies which claim
American education is in a state of
national decline, the quality of college students in science, engineering, and the humanities is at least as
good as it was live years ago, according to two new reports.
Based on two just-released
American Council on Education
(ACE) surveys of senior academic
officials al 486 colleges and universities nationwide, the majority of
officials have seen "no significant
change" in Ihe quality of iheir
engineering a n d
humanities students.
"Some people will probably feel
the reports arc conlradictory (to
other studies) showing that
American education is going to hell
in a hsndbaskcl," noted Charles
Anderson, one of the ACE resear-
Most of Ihe other concerned parlies — DeRusha, his attorney, and
MSU lawyer Leland Carr — have
stopped talking to the press since
DcRusha filed suit in Grand
Rapids, Mich., on February I3th.
DcRusha contends MSU violated
the agreement by letting word of its
existence out, and that the school
exposed him to "public scorn,
humiliation and ridicule."
He's asking for $3 million in
Word of the agreement apparently became public because "nobody
ever bothered to tell the six women
who charged (DcRusha) with sexual
harassment" that they should keep
quiet, or that their copies of a
university investigation into the
charges were confidential, says
Renee Villenucve, city editor of the
Slate News, the student paper that
subsequently discovered the pact.
O n e . o f the women called Ihe
paper in December, asking why
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students were able to speak directly
lo legislators instead of their aides.
He added that election year politics
probably, "influenced it a little
Schaffer noted that, if done corchers who compiled the reports.
rectly, student lobbying can be ef"But our study results indicate
fective. " W c have to increase our
the education is not in as much
efforts and get started earlier," lo
trouble as all the reports have inbe consistently successful, he said.
dicated," he said.
Among humanities officials, 62
Tierncy stressed lhat sludenls
percent reported that today's
have to back up Ihe legislators with
students are at least of the same
Ihcir suppori. This support will
quality as students five years ago, come at the polls, Tierncy pointed
according to the studies.
out. "Out nexl major goal is to
Of the remainder, 22 percent of
the humanities officials reported
significant declines in student quali- I
ty over the last five years, while 16
percenl noted significant improvements in quality.
Likewise, 61 percenl of the
engineering and science officials
surveyed said they detected no
significant change in student quality
in Ihe last five years, while 25 percenl reported significant improvements and 15 percent signifi| LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER
cant declines in quality.
have a larger voter turnout," he
stressed. We have to "reward our
friends," stated Tierncy. One of Ihe
"friends," Tierney said, is Fink.
" W e owe him a lot of thanks, he is
a very good friend," he asserted.
Herrick was very happy with Ihe
announcement, but said that his,
"concerns are for Ihe future." He
questioned Ihe sincerity of the
legislators, explaining that it may
have been a short-term political
decision. "There was no structural
decision as to how to fund SUNY.
The problem will still confront us,"
he added.
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percent, he noted, it could provide
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don't use their vole this year,
"there is a good chance that there
will be another tuition increase next
year." Schaffer agreed with Herrick, saying that Cuomo will probably try another hike next year.
Cuomo, according to Schaffer,
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quid forever, no one would know.
They just wanted him out of the
sialc, so Ihcy paid him off to go
"Originally," said C. Patrick
Larrowc, an M S U economics professor who knows DeRusha well,
"it was a cheap way for M S U lo
avoid a lawsuit over the harassment
charges themselves."
"DeRusha said he could prove
his innocnccc," Larrowc recalled,
" A s a trustee," complained but DcRusha's attorney Joseph
Trustee Peter Fletcher, who learned Rcid supposedly convinced him to
of the payments in Ihe newspaper, sign the secret agreement.
" I feel some responsibility for this,
Involved in a court fight, Laryet I didn't know it happened."
rowc said DeRusha "wouldn't be
" I do not appreciate having to be able to conduct the symphony, and
in the position of having people call he wouldn't be able to use his
me asking about my responsibility talents for two years. It would just
in pawning off some fornicator, be better to leave."
and I don't know what they're talkSouth Florida, however, feels it
ing about," he said bitterly.
just would have been better to have
a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , known.
Villenucve speculated, "fell if his
Meanwhile, Michigan State has
case (was public) it would make the 90 days to answer DcRusha's suit in
school look bad. I f they kepi it court.
DcRusha was still on campus even
after the school's investigatory
panel had recommended Ihe band
director's dismissal, Villenucve
In fact, M S U lawyer Carr apparently neglected to tell the investigatory panel itself — which
went on to find DeRusha guilty of
14 counts of sexual harassment —
or even some M S U trustees about
the payments and pact.
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position as elections' commissioner,
" T o m spoke to me regarding election
guidelines," said Schneider. " I l was his decis i o n " to disallow the poster, he said.
The controversy over the poster will not
result in McCann being disqualified from the
election, said Busby.
Busby said he informed McCann that the
poster had been outlawed during a phone
conversation Tuesday night.
' McCann said that Busby had decided to
ban the poster " I n a meeting on March 19.
He met with Jeff and some other people"
and then made his decision, according to McCann, who was not asked to attend the
" I was not Immediately informed by Ihc
commission o f their decision," said McCann.
" I called him (Busby) about some election
flyers on March 2 0 , " said McCann. Busby
informed him of the decision on the posters
then, said McCann.
Busby said he spoke to Schneider on
March 20, "as soon as I found out about the
poster." He maintained that he spoke to McCann " s o o n " after he spoke to Schneider on
March 20.
Schneider said he was not sure if he spoke
with Busby on Monday or Tuesday.
Busby said that "someone from another
prcsidcniial campaign" had informed him
about the poster.
Schaffcr said that Pally Salkin, who is a
judge on the Supreme Court, had "been in
the (SA) Contact Office dropping something
o f f " and had seen the poster. "She pointed it
out to m c , " he explained.
Salkin said McCann showed her the poster
when she " r a n into him sometime last week"
near the Contact Office.
" I approached someone else" with the information, said Salkin. She declined to give
the person's name, but said that the person
possibly."had an interest" in Schaffcr's campaign.
Schaffcr stressed that she is not a member
of Schaffcr's campaign staff, and that she
brought the poster to the attention of others
because she is a "concerned student."
" I discussed it (the poster) with a few people helping m c , " including his campaign
manager Dave Light, said Schaffcr. He added that he was " u p s e t " that the poster portrayed him as a " b a d g u y . "
Light explained that he, Schaffcr, and
Planned Parenthood visits rise
tial records for each patient at its Lark Street
location, and they're brought to campus each
Monday and Thursday. Kleppcr said that a
student having a question during the week
could call downtown for an answer, because
the "charts are all together" there.
A feeling of goodwill is apparent among
those using the service. One young woman
summed up the feelings of many of those
leaving the clinic, "Yes, I'm pleased. It's very
convenient for people living on campus."
She added that she had visited Planned
Parenthood before she came to campus, and
had been satisfied by their services then.
Valerie Fahey of Middle Earth is also
pleased. She said that Middle Earth "feels
comfortable with Planned Parenthood!'
because they "attempt to make the service
easy" for students.
She said that Middle Earth counselors
often refer " H o t l i n e " callers to Planned
Parenthood i f the callers fear they're pregnant or have other sexual concerns or questions that Planned Parenthood is able to
Fahey, who worked lor Planned Parenthood for nine years, said that student feed-
back about the clinic and Planned Parenthood services has been positive.
S U N Y A Nurse Audrey Thompson said
that Planned Parenthood does not use
University supplies or personnel for their
clinics. "They use our building," said
Thompson, who added that it's " f o r the convenience of the students, so they don't have
to go d o w n t o w n . "
Klcpper said that the Lark Street office has
a library for general information and
research, and a staff educator available for
dorm and guest programs on campus.
Although well received on campus, Planned Parenthood did not fare well in the
Albany community when il was organized by
I I people 50 years ago as the "Albany Birth
Control Committee." During the 1930s and
1940s it encountered resistance, until, in
1947, il became a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Tlie primary opposition during these
early years came from the Catholic Bishop
and Catholic Churches in I he area.
The late 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s
witnessed a growing sexual awareness In the
nation, and, according to Klcpper, Planned
Parenthood gathered both friends and
enemies by the millions.
Russian finds similarities
" U . . . U . . . U . . . Unsatisfactory... In Russian,
we use a lot of commas, not like In English.''
On the blue blanket on Beklisov's bed lay a
copy of The New York Times. " I thought we
would see more stories about Russia," lie
said. " T h e Times seems to be critical about
Russia and didn't seem to describe its cultural
side," he added. He told of a weekly in
Russia called U.S. and Canada, which
describes happenings in those two countries.
" W c have movies from here and France,"
in the Soviet U n i o n , he said. Dustin Hoffman, Fcklisov noted, is popular in Russia for
his roles in Tooisie and Kramer vs. Kramer.
The rock group A C / D C , and Nina Hagen, a
well-known German singer, have received a
lot of attention in the Soviet Union, as well,
he said.
As in Ihc United States, he said, " W e have
detective stories on T . V . , westerns with
cowboys and Indians...but no commercials."
As he held an imaginary cup of coffee to his
puckered lips and said, " I like it!... I like i l l ,
it was obvious that he had watched at least
one American commercial.
He went on to draw more parallels, and
differences, between the Soviet and
American cultures.
School is mandatory from the ages of 7 to
17, except in the eighth grade, when some go
to technical college, which is "vocational
training school for skilled workers," he said.
The eight-hour work day with an hour for
lunch is the norm in the Soviet Union, as in
the United Slates, he said. There arc many
women in the work force. For many women
it is " d i f f i c u l t " to survive without the
" w o r k e r ' s collective." When a woman has a
child, he -aid, -he is given a year and a half
o f f willi pay and then her previous employer
"cannot refuse her" in future employment.
Many women have prestigious jobs. There
are many women physicians, lie said, holing
that his mother works for, the Ministry of
Textile Federation. She has been an engineer
in textile work previously. His father is a
mechanical engineer.
Housing often presents a problem, as il
does in the United Stales, yet Ihc way il Is
dealt with is quite different, he said. Fcklisov
held an imaginary book in his hands as he
described Ihc housing situation in the Soviet
Union. There is a " b i g b o o k " with the names
of each family and where they live, he said.
When a couple gets married, he explained,
their name is entered in Ihe book and Ihcy
must wail for an available apartment. The
couple usually lives in the home of ihcir
parents while ihcy wail. Fcklisov said the
" m e t e r " or size or ihc apartment is based on
ihe number of people in the family.
On political issues, Fcklisov said lhat "Jie
docs not want to offend; we are guests here."
Questions posed on political issues by
reporters have, he said, made him feel pushed into a corner.
He was willing to answer a few political
questions. He said il is because of "strategic
interests" that the Soviet government will not
let certain people leave the country, adding
that 1,000 people were recently allowed to
leave the Soviet Union.
On the issue of nuclear war and world
peace, Fcklisov said, "Nuclear war would be
a catastrophe..wc must work that this does
not happen." He added that " i t is good we
have exchange programs like lliis between
Russian and American students."
f I
founcr SA Media Dircclor Llbby Post had
discussed Ihc issue, and he had then approached Busby with It.
Light said he called the poster to Busby's
attention because of its "slanderous connotation."
"Dave Light contacted Tom (Busby)" and
said that he and Schaffcr were "concerned
with Ihc poster," according to Schaffcr.
Schaffcr said he later reversed his opinion
on allowing Ihe poster. " A l t h o u g h I don't
agree," he said, " I shouldn't dictate the campaigning (policies) in the race. I don't want to
gel into the question of freedom of speech."
McCann spoke to Pcrrin over the phone on
Tuesday to " f i n d out h o w " to file a petition
with Ihe Supreme Court, said Perrin.
Perrin said lhat he had not seen the poster
in question and had not spoken to Busby
since Ihc suil was filled on Wednesday.
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The Rotary Club has offered to sponsor Ihe Fourth Annual Albany
Rotary Club Career Day to be held on Thursday, April 12, 1984. This
event Is a unique and worthwhile opportunity for SUNYA students to
participate In a half-day on-the-job experience. Forty members of the
Albany Rotary Club have agreed to donate one morning, April 12th, to
the career exploration of selected Albany students. This half-day career
event will lake students off the campus, and into the community where
they wilt spend the morning observing, Interviewing and Interacting with
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The Center (or Undergraduate Education (CUE) is co-sponsoring this
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— In
and this job, perhaps more lhan any, carries
a grcal deal of practical responsibility.
Brusco is responsible lor overseeing all the
financial endeavors of our intercollegiate
lour, you can imagine how much fun giving a
tour would be.
Fun, that is Ihe key for Mike Brusco. That
is where the motivation arises. Mike puts it
all in perspective, "I do it all as a hobby.
Each job is a hobby. I couldn't doit for a living or get paid Tor it. That would take the fun
out of it."
Mike also works at Ihe Campus Center Information Desk, doling out phone numbers
Of course we all can't be as involved as
and guiding tours. "Giving lours is always
Brusco has been, but the message Ihal
lots or fun," Mike remarked, ir you've ever
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Another swimmer ilint considered the Nationals a learning experience was Pearl. "We
were a littIc bit oui of our league, and that's
good for us to learn from," said Pearl. "The
talent was so much bctler-ihan usi Our learn
was only Iwo-ienths slower lhan our entry
lime (lime needed lo qualify for ihe Nationals), so I think we did fairly well."
Pearl was almost glad ihal the relay team
didn't place. Said Pearl, "It's good lor us lo
get blown oui ai the end of ihe season. That
way, it doesn't make us satisfied with what
By Keith Marder
At the end of last year Ihe Albany State
men's tennis team graduated four of their lop
six singles players including Captain Fred
Gaber and number one singles Barry Levine.
Those losses caused people lo lose confidence
in the team lhat had won Ihe SUNYAC
championship Ihe previous four years and
had many skeptics fearing Ihe end of the
But Dave Ulrich and Rob Karen who
played numhci one and number three singles
respectively this pasi fall proved lo be
everything this young squad needed to win
their fifth SUNYAC championship. They
we did. Losing will give me motivation and
inspiration to work harder for ncxi year."
An added bonus is that Elic and Pearl are
just freshmen and Monahan is still a junior.
"To have two freshmen wilh Nationals experience is really something," said Shore.
"They saw people go faster, and ihey realize
what can be done wilh proper training."
The Nationals were a seemingly unattainable goal that became a reality. Next
year's team can set their sights on the premier
meet, knowing that several of iheir teammates have already lasted the fruits. Perhaps
the main dish, becoming Alt-Amcrlcahs, is
yet lo come. Time will fell.
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Perla was one of five men, including
New York, NY
former BC player Rick Kuhn, convicted in
Boih sides have laken their final shots in
the scheme in 1981. Four of ihem, including
the trial of former boston College basketball
Kuhn, testified at cobb's Irial in an cfforl lo
star Ernie Cobb, and now a Brooklyn federal
gel their prison sentences of four to ten years
court jury must decide whether he look part
in a plot lo fix games in the 1978-79 season.
Under questioning from his own attorney
Cobb, 27, of Stamford, Conn., a 5-foolon Tuesday, Cobb maintained that he never
11-inch guard who became BC's thirddid
anylhing for Ihe money except predict in
highest career scorer, won tryouts wilh Ihe
November 1978 thai h'is team would win an
New Jersey Nets and Ihe Utah Jazz of the
upcoming game against Stonchill, a small
National Basketball Association.
local college lhat was no maich lor BC.
He and his co-defendcani, Peter Vario —
the 47-year-old son of a reputed Brooklyn
On Wednesday, however, Cobb said the
organized crime eapiain — lace up to five
money was "lo cover Ihe spread" in a game
years in prison if convicted of conspiring to
againsi Beniley, anoiher small school. The
commit sports bribery. Vario, who allegedly
money was paid on the night of the Harvard
was one of several New York bookmakers
game, more lhan Iwo weeks after the
brought into Ihe scheme, also laces five years
Stonchill and Beniley contests,
for interstate travel in furtherance of a crime.
Bcrnsiein contended that Cobb and other
The case was expected lo go to ihe jury toBC players were to he paid lo keep their
day alter U.S. District Judge Leonard Wexteam's score down in key games against big
Icr issued his final instructions.
schools, and lhat Vario and olher gamblers
Justice Department prosecutor Jerry Bernwho were bribing Ihem would make money
siein coniended during closing arguments
Wednesday ihal Cobb, who look ihe witness by belling on BC's opponents.
Cobb said Wednesday lhat he had mcl
stand in his own defense, in effect admit led
Perla in November 1978 and Ihal Perla had
his won guilt by saying he look $71,000 to
him he planned to bet on BC games, in"cover the point spread" in a BC game early
cluding Bentlcy.
thai season. He also said Cobb's explanation
for ihe paymenl — that it was for him to play - "1 agreed lo win the game, yes," Cobb
said. "I don't know aboul agreeing lo cover
well, raihcr lhan deliberately play badly —
the spread."
was "preposterous."
Berslein asked moments later: "He (Perla)
Cobb's lawyer, David Golub, said ihe
$1,000 his client admitted laking "was ihe just walked up and said, 'I'm going lo give
come-on, Ihe lure," inlended to draw him in- you $1,000 if you beal the point spread on
Ihe Beniley game?' "
to a gambling plot but Ihal he resisted.
"Yes, s i r , " Cobb replied.
As for the government's charge thai the
Cobb said he n o w heard aboul any poinimoney was a payoff for deliberately Idling
plot until laic in the season, when he
Harvard keep the score close, and ihus allow
gamblers belting on Harvard lo use the said Kuhn and Perla asked him to allow HC
"poini spread" lo win, Golub said: "It's not lo lose 10 Si. John's by a wide margin.
a crime lo have a bad game."
"I said absolutely noi," Cobb testified.
Berslein had charged Ihal Cobb helped
Cobb changed his siory somewhat
Wednesday as he was cross-examined on ihe shave points in Iwo earlier games, a Jan. 10
$1,000, which Rocco Perla senl via Cobb's loss to Rhode Island and a Lcb. 3 victory over
girlfriend, Lavcrne Moselcy.
Co-captain Rob Karen has complied a
60-22 record here at Albany State.
Co-captain Dave Ulrich lunges with his backhand (or a low shot in action this (all.
Ulrich is playing number one singles this year.
The fact thai the two work so well together
comes as no surprise to those who know
ihem. They base been close 11 iends since Day
One at Albans Slate. "We svere roommaies
for Iwo and a half years," said Karen. "Dase
is a great person in general: we work well
Although they base both enjoyed illustrious careers ai Albany, one thing has
alluded ihem boih up lo now: a trip lo ihe nationals.
"Dave and I have yet to go (to the nationals)," said Karen. "It has been my goal
since freshman year. I warn to taste the
limelight, I want it bad."
Added Ulrich, "I don't want lo go out on
a low note, I want to go oui on a high noic.
My goals for I he season arc playing number
one singles, having a good season, going lo
ihe nationals and for Ihe leant lo do well."
Coach Lewis summed up the careers of
Ulrich and Karen perfectly when he said, "It
is a joy lo have ihose guys on Ihe leant for
four years. They have been very much a
reason for our success. They base jusl been
WCDB Sports Director Mike Brusco's many hats
By Adam Goodman
The immense academic pressures fell by
moslly every lull-time SUNYA student can
sometimes seem unbearable. Many of these
students find that participation in some form
of extra-curricular activity provides an enjoyable diversion from the grind of academic
life. However, for one Albany student, involvement in various groups outside the lecture eenler has become so iniense ihal his
schoolwork has provided a necessary diversion from his extra-curricular respon-
In his four years ai SUNYA, Mike Brusco
has probably held more executive positions
than any student who ever donned an Albany
Stale T-shirt.
To say lhat Mike was involved in Intramural Council, ihe WCDB sports department and athletic administration would the
grossest of understatements. Me, in fact, was
simultaneously chief o\ each of these
organi/alions. Brusco also works as a lour
guide for ihe Campus Center Information
Desk and participates in every conech able in-
Lesane honored
Three members of Ihe Albany Slate
women's basketball learn received postseason honors this week.
Dane sophomore guard Ralnny Lesane
was named lo Ihe I98J-H4 Women's AllSUNYAC Basket ball Team.
Lesane led the Danes in scoring wilh a
14.2 average, scvcnih in ihe SUNYAC Conference. The 5"2' guard ranked fourth in
total poinls, sinking 341.
Selected lo Ihe honorable mention list
was Albany's junior guard Veronica Palterson and sophomore center Jean Pollack.
The 5" 10' center ranked eighth in t.hc conference in rebounds wilh a 6.3 average while
scoring 6.4 a game.
The Ihree Albany Stale players svere also
tabbed to ihe All-Eastern Division of ihe
SUNYAC conference.
tramural spori. In his spare time, he hosis a
lest, which will air at 6 p.m. tomorrow night.
weekly sporls television show on Rensselaer
"I am ihrilled about this show. It's
cable. He is also a member of his Class Counsomething I've wanted to do since I joined
ilie station," Brusco said.
In high school, Mike was noi involved in
His involvement in broadcast journalism
many activities, so he intended to become
docs noi stop with the campus radio station,
fairly involved in college. As a freshman, he
livery Monday night Mike appears on Cable
was elected to ihe AMIA Council. It was
Channel 21 in Rensselaer on a sports talk
there lhat he met facilities coordinator Denny
show which he also writes and produces,
Hlkin, who was also ihe Intramural Coordinator, Flkiu immediately recognizee] lhat
II you have noi noticed by now, Brusco is a
Mike was unique* "About every five >ears big spurls fan. His favorite sport i* college
somebody would come along who you knew basketball and he has written several,-ISP arright awa\ had ihe potential lo run ihe ticles on the subject. He has combined his inOrganization, Mike was one o\' ihem," said terest in spoils with his administrative talents
(Brusco ii also a member of ihe business
Mike rose quickts in ihe Council, in terms school) to earn himsell the position ol
of job responsibility and stature. By his Athletic Controller for the university. He
sophomore year he was appointed as Head works vers closely with the varsitv coaches.
Official in spflball and basketball. "Running
14»the leagues was prohahb ihe most enjoyable
responsibility I've had here ai SUNY," said
Mike was elected AMIA president in his
junior year. "1 feel proud of ihe fact thai as
'"'ir5l|r « E
president I helped transform ihe AMIA into
a student-run organization," Mike said.
C3. .••(
Brusco was re-elected in his senior year,
bul his reign was short lived, as he resigned
on October 1. According to one Council
r 4
i *
member, Brusco became over/ealous, wanling to do too much. This alienaied some of
ihe Council members, causing a good deal of
friction between Brusco and his Council.
Regardless, Brusco felt that the Council was,
as he put it, "heading in the wrong
direction," and he left. According to Elkin,
Mike was an unbelievably hard worker and
sioodoul among ihe long list of presidents he
had seen during his (enure.
Leaving his position left no void in
Brusco's schedule. He was voted imo the
position of Sports Director for WCDB radio
sialion, which he stilt holds. He is responsible
for securing phone lines for the broadcast of
sporting events, scheduling sporiseasters and
engineers, and producing sports shows. His
latest venture is a two-part sports trivia con : (Sports Director Mike Brusco of WCDB.
Basketball tourney
1st SUNY Outdoor Basketball Tournament
1. No more than 8 people on a team.
2. Teams must be entered before March 31.
3. Tournament will be double elimination.
For more Information call:
Kurt Walton at 438-7636, before 7 p.m.
played impeccably on the court, and showed
leadership before, during and after the game.
The caliber of their play did not come as a
surprise lo anyone who has followed the
team. Since their freshman year both have
contributed to the success of the team. At last
count Karen's record at Albany was 60-22
while Ulrich has compiled a 52-29 record. In
addition, Karen has won the SUNYAC
championship in all four of his tries and
Ulrich his last three after being slopped as a
"Rob and Dave are the epitome of captains," said teammate Jay Eisenberg. "They
are an awesome example of composure and
talent, They have won the respect of
everyone on the team."
Right before the outset of Ihe fall campaign, Head Coach Bob Lewis was kept (iff
Ihe sidelines because oi a had. injury. It was
then Ihal Lewis had to call on his two leaders
to aid his replacement, .Mm Scibalik, however
possible. They responded terrifically as ihe
Uhich-karen-Scrhalik combo led the Danes
to iheir fifth straight SUNYAC crown.
"They made my yeat a peicc of cake," said
Serhalik. 'Those guys mote ot less led by example. The chemistry on ihe team in ihe fall
was good because the underclassmen saw
thai Ulrich and Karen had faith in what I was
talking aboul."
According to Ulrich, it lakes more than
good captains and coaches lo win a conference title, "They arc all good players," he
said. "Rob and I jusl had lo lake ihe lead
and show them the way. "We just had to
keep their confidence up. When a learn has
confidence Ihey usually play well."
"We are definitely ihe leaders of the
team," said Karen speaking aboul himself
and Ulrich. "The whole team Is solid and
Ihey know Ihey can count on us. We are an
extremely close group.
"We jusl try to keep Ihe leant spirit up. It
is really Important noi lo be wild and to play
the right kind of lennis. We base lo sci a consistent example for the team," Karen explained.
Albany's Ralnny Lesane was honored
by the SUNYAC this week.
The Albany Slate Basketball Program
will be sponsoring (he first Albany Slate
Outdoor Basketball tournament. No more
than eighi people will be allowed on a single
team. Teams must be entered before March
31st. The lournament will be double
elimination and will start on April 6th
weather permitiing. For more information,
call Kun Walion at 438-7636 before 7 p.m.
March 2
Diver Klotz nails Ail-American honors at NCAAs
Sophomore is first Dane swim team
member to achieve such status
By Dean Chang
To attain the lofty status of All-American
would require a combination o f talent, hard
work and determination. Going into Ihc Nationals held at Emory University in Atlanta,
none o f Ihc five women nor their coach of
Albany Slate's women's swim team expected
thni much from themselves. The Nationals
would be a solid learning experience for Ihc
groups, and would improve them for next
year. That was Ihc thinking uniil diver Jane
Klolz proved everyone wrong and became Ihc
first member of an Albany swim team (men's
or women's) 10 become an N C A A A i l American.
Klolz finished ninth o f 28 divers competing
in the Ihrcc-meler dive; ihe lop 12 finishers
became Ail-Americans. The sophomore from
nearby Burnt Hills didn't expect lo finish in
the lop 12, despite her first-place finish al the
recent SUNYACs. But after her five
preliminary dives in the first round, she
realized Ihal what was once thought impossible, was now easily within reach.
Those dives put Klolz in fifth place, hardly
ihc posiiion Ihal she envisioned herself being
in. " W h e n 1 found oul Ihal I was in fifth, I
was really surprised," said Klolz. " W h e n
Ihcy (her teammates) told mc, 1 had lo go
check for myself."
Her posiiion was a little misleading; the
lop four divers were far ahead while Klotz led
a tightly bunched group o f four that were
separated by only 10 points. One poor dive
and Klolz could have easily fallen several notches. "There were three or four really good
divers Ihal no one else could l o u c h , " said
Head Coach Joe Shore. " T h e rcsl of I hem
were all pretty even."
Although the standings surprised Klolz, it
did not make her nervous. " T h e only lime
that I was nervous was when 1 came lo my
first practice down there," said Klolz. " I
couldn't do any of my dives then, but 1 got
used to ihc surroundings."
The semifinal round of three dives was
held the next morning as Ihe top 24 divers
coniinued in Ihc compclilion. It would be
understandable if Klotz approached Ihe rest
o f her dives in a conservative manner, but no
such action was forthcoming. Klotz stuck
with her original routine and ended up ninth
after ihe semifinal round, making her one of
16 divers that advanced lo the finals.
Jane Klotz became Ihe
American Dane swimmer.
The final round o f three dives was held
later that night, and Klotz was confident that
she would succeed. " I wasn't too impressed
with the competition," said Klotz. " I
thought they were going to be better. As the
evening went o n , I realized that I was going
lo make i t . "
As it turned out, Klotz was correct. She
held her ground to finish ninth overall and
gained the immediate respect of those around
her. Said Shore, "Jane concentrated on the
Ihree meter and worked at it all year. With
diving coach Jim Serbalik helping her, she
really came t h r o u g h . "
The group traveled to Atlanta by plane and
arrived on a Wednesday morning. The
weather was typical o f a Southern city:
warm, sunny and inviting; appropriate for
the light-hearted bunch. " I I was like a minivacalion," said freshman Carole Elie. " W c
got in Atlanta and it was beautiful. I had a
Tne meet began the next day for Albany,
as senior Janet Bowman participated in the
100-yard butterfly. She finished 19th oul of
34 entries with a lime of 1:01.68. The
22-year-old was completing her first year o f
swimming since high school, and having
reached the Nationals was an achievement in
The following day saw Ihc successful
200-yard freestyle relay team of Bowman,
Elic, Kris Monahan and Carpi Pearl finish a
respectable 18lh oul o f 26 teams in a lime o f
1:44.3. " T h e y did as well as they c o u l d , " said
Shore. " T h e i r best just wasn't good enough
for them to w i n . "
Despite failing to achieve All-American
slalus, Ihe women weren't disappointed.
" W c weren't oul there to place," said Elie.
" W c just went to have Ihe experience of being in the Nationals. Wc got a chance to see a
lot of good swimmers, and it's good to watch
people. I got a lot out o f seeing their
L X X 1
Humanities Lounge reopened after group sit-in
Students meet with Dean Wallace; agree to clean up regularly
By Jane Anderson
The Humanities Lounge, which
had been closed during afternoon
hours earlier this semester, reopened Monday following a sit-in
and a meeting between several
students and Dean of Humanities
Paul Wallace last Friday,
The room has been closed at
11:30 a.m. each day since Ihe beginning of Ihc semester, said Wallace,
because there was no one responsible for cleaning it after 11:30 a.m.
Students Against Totalitarian
Enactments ( S A T E ) ,
organized Ihe sit-in, and Wallace
agreed upon a plan in which a slu-
Bailey and Armstrong: Two all-around athletes
By J o h n F. P a r k e r
I f youth, consistency, flexibility and
maturity arc what you're looking Tor in a
gymnast, then look no further than University Gym where you'll find Albany State's
Kitrcn Bailey and Brenda Armstrong going
through another day's long, grueling
Workout, These two dedicated athletes were
Albany's representatives at the N C A A
Eastern Regional championships and were a
big factor in Ihc great successes of Ihe
1983-84 Great Danes women's gymnastics
Although boih arc only sophomores, their
performances would indicate a lot more.
They arc Ihc last of a dying breed, the " a l l a r o u n d " gymnast. In a world where
spccializtion has taken over virtually every
aspect o f life, including gymnastics, the allaround competitor's dedication is rarely surpassed.
As Albany's coach Pat Duval-Spillanc put
it, Karen Bailey is a girl with " a n abundance
of talent, an instinct for hard work, and a
future filled with plenty o f promise." A high
school stand-out at East Minora High in
Syracuse, Bailey has developed immensely
since coming to Ihe University at Albany. She
had a tremendous second season that consisted of many record-breaking feats.
The accounting major's first memorable
mark was recorded at King's College when
she set the all-time Albany Stale record for
the vault with a score of 8.45. The record was
not merely surpassed, but shattered, and we
may sec the same thing happen again in her
years to come. A l Ihe Universily of Vermont,
her floor execisc routine scored an 8.65,
breaking the old school record. Although her
uneven parallel bar and balance beam
routines may not have set records, Ihcy arc
nothing to laugh at cither.
Karen Bailey s t r u t s her stuff on the balance beam. She and Brenda Armstrong
represented A l b a n y S t a t e at the N C A A s .
Bailey's highesl all-around score for the
season was 32.2, just 0.1 off Elaine Glynn's
record mark set last season. That fact indicates thai if a major weakness exists, il has
thus far gone undetected. Bailey was ranked
sixteenth in Ihc state in the all-around competition and eighteenth in Ihe floor exercise.
Guildcrland Central High School's varsity
gymnastic learn was blessed for five years
with Brenda Armstrong. The sophomore
from A l t a m o n l , New York was as good in
high school as she Is In college, but on a less
sophisticated level. The four-time Adirondack Region Empire State team member's
consistency has just been phenomenal.
With a possible coaching or sports writing
career on the horizon, Armstrong becomes
more and more of an expert every clay. Her
outstanding talent in all of Ihc evenls finally
paid o f f I his season.
The uneven parallel bars, possibly the
toughest event in gymnastics today, is A r m strong's favorite event. She sci the all-time
Albany record this year in Ihe meet against
Westfield State by recording an impressive
8.3. She shared ihe season record on the
balance beam, w i t h leammatc Elicia
Steinberg, by registering an 8.05. More imporianlly however, was her consistency in
each event, which, in effect, brought her the
most success.
"Both girls really
produced for
— Pat DuvallSpillane
While ranking thirteenth in New York in
ihc vault, thirteenth on the balance beam,
and fifteenth on the bars, Armstrong was
ab|e lo finish ninth in the all-around competition's ratings. W i l h so much space yet lo be
conquered, il is no wonder Ihal she is becoming known as one o f the best ever here at
" B o l h girls really produced for us this year
and our expectations for next season will be
even higher. Hard work, innovation, and
Creativity will all be keys to the amount of increased success the girls will receive. Pressure
will certainly be on them, but I'm sure they
will handle it as they usually do, like
winners," commented the Albany Stale
They cerainly arc winners and no one can
deny that. W i l h plenty of mileage left to go,
these young competitors will dcfinilley be bringing even more recognition to Albany Stale
gymnastics. With all eyes upon them, Bailey
and Armstrong will continue lo come
through, like the classy competitors Ihey
H u m a n i t l e s Lounge sit-in
The 45-mimite protest attracted 30-40 students.
deni committee would assign
members lo temporarily check the
lounge. Wallace said he would
meanwhile look inio assigning a
work/study student lo watch the
lounge each afternoon.
The -sit-in, which began al 11:29,
one minute before Ihc lounge is normally locked,
sludenis. S A T E leader
Schnakenbcrg ran Ihe protest,
which ended al 12:15 p.m. He and
four other representatives of ihc
group i hen ihci with Wallace, and
worked out Ihc agreement,
The sil-in "served lo bring the
issue 10 a head" and to "galhcr Interested sludenis together," said
Wallace said thai ihe sil-in was
"hardly earth-shaking" bill Ihal il
did serve lo "indicate interest" in
Ihe lounge. " I f sludenis are willing
lo lake rcsponsibiliiy (for cleaning
Ihe lounge), I'll be delighted" to
leave it open afternoons; said
Schnakenbcrg opened Ihe sil-in
by poinling to Wallace and proclaiming Ihal Wallace was " I h e person responsible" for closing (he
"We've got to convince the
D e a n " of Ihe need lo re-open the
room in Ihc afternoons, declared
Wallace insisted ihal " i h e decision was no! entirely mine." He explained thai, ai certain times of Ihc
day, Ihere has been " n o one
responsible for what happens in the
" T h e room is occasionally
d l r l y , " reported Wallace. " T h e
supervised," he added.
Wallace I hen said Ihal he would
reconsider his decision lo close the
lounge al 11:30 a.m. each day if Ihc
problems could be pinpointed and
" I ' d be delighted lo come down
anil lalk about the problem," said
Wallace. He added ihal SATE
should,form a committee to discuss
ihc issue with him.
Jean Gracn, a siudcni unending
ihc sil-in, proposed Ihat a list be
made up of people willing lo come
ill one day a week and spend a few
minutes cleaning up.
Michelle Krell. another siudcni
wlio participated in the deinonslralion, suggested Ihal 0 work/study
siudcni be assigned lo check Ihe
room each day and slraighlen il up
when necessary.
Several other suggcsiions and
questions were raised during Ihe 45
minute protest, including a proposal lo post signs lo dissuade
Schnakenbcrg laterSaTd'lHaf'SATE"
would provide Ihe signs.
Schnakenbcrg explained nl'lcr ihc
sit-in that ihe clean-up commltice
would only provide a "temporary
solution. Il will lasi as long as il has
"Everyone (who uses Ihe lounge)
will have ihcir consclenciousncss
raised" and will begin lo pay more
intention 10 keeping the lounge
clean, now Ihat il will stay open,
stressed Schnakenbcrg.
Since early this semester; SATE
has been circulating petitions
among sludenis and faculty in an
cffori lo show support for reopening the lounge, according to
Schnnkenbcrg claimed ihat 675
sludenis had signed SATE's petitions lo keep ihe lounge open. " A
loi of people Want the room lo remain o p e n , " he asserted, adding
ihal 16 faculiy members had signed
ihc faculiy petition, which had noi
been in circulalion as long as ihc
student petition.
Severn! siudcni groups also backed SATE on litis issue, according to
Schnakenbcrg, including N Y P I R G ,
Telethon, ihc Feminist Alliance,
and Siudcni Association (SA).
Wallace said he originally decided to close ihe Humanities Lounge
during uflcrnoqn hours because
he'd requested new furniture for the
room which he said is really intended for group meetings.
" I l ' s not really a student
s t a teH"Win
February', " W e ' r e just using it Ihal
way," he had said.
The lounge had been closed in
order lo "keep the place looking
presentable',' lor ihe many meetings
and Icciures ihal are held Ihere, ac-
SA Supreme Court lifts ban on campaign poster
The Siudcni Association (SA)
Supreme Court, Sunday night,
overruled Elections Commissioner
Tom Busby's decision to disqualify
an SA presidential candidate's campaign poster.
Busby had banned SA Prcsidcnlial hopeful Dill McCann's poster
last week becuase he said it was
McCann filed a petition wilh Ihe
SA Supreme Court because he said
he fell ihe disqualification was unfair. He said in his petition ihal he
had complied wilh ihe official eleclion regulations when writing the
poslcr, and he asked ihe courl ihal
he be allowed lo use ihc poster.
The Supreme Courl decided, in a
five to two vole, Ihal the poslcr be
The poslcr refers lo internal
snuggles reportedly laking place in
SA between SA President Rich
Schaffer and Vice President Jeff
The poster reads " T h e Big Fight]
Rich vs. Jeff/Jeff vs. Rich. The obvious winner: nobody! The big
loser: you! Who needs power snuggles? W i n ! with Ihc objective man.
Voic Bill McCann, SA president,"
" A political candidate," said
Chief .luslice Sieve Perrin, "docs
not necessarily fall under Ihc proIcciion Ihal a privale citizen would
in a situation such as this." Perrin
explained thai in a political campaign, "things that are privaic" can
become public.
The SA Supreme Courl will also
request Ihal Central Council revise
the procedure by which a poslcr
may be reviewed or disallowed, said
Busby was "trying lo stem ihe
tide" of "name calling" in campaigning, maintained Perrin. " T o m
Busby was looking for a l i m i t "
where slogans could begin lo be
called slanderous, asserted Perrin.
" Y o u can draw the conclusion ihal
ibis is noi ihc l i m i t , " he said.
Supreme Court .luslice Pally
Salkin said last Thursday Ihat she
had originally brought Ihe poster lo
ihc Hi lent Ion of someone who could
have " a n interest" in Schaffer's
Several SA officials said Salkin
should not have voted al'ier her early involvement in ihe case.
Perrin said ihal he believed
Salkin " c o u l d maintain a nonbiased" view. He said following the
hearing Ihal he thought Ihal she had
remained fair.
.luslice Owen Carragher said ihal
the seven justices had discussed the
issue of Salkin's involvement in ihe
case. He said ihai they were "more
than satisfied" Ihat Salkin would
noi be biased when voiing in Ihe
According lo McCann's opening
Statements to Ihe courl, his campaign is based on opposition lo Ihc
" p c l l y politics in S A . "
To say the poster is slanderous,
McCann said, would say Ihal " I am
engaged in this (the pclly politics)."
Busby said in his opening
statements' that he had made the
decision lo ban ihe poslcr because
he " f e l l il could lead lo namecalling and would only gel worse."
McCann maintained ihal ihe SA
Ejection Regulations " d o not slate
lo support his claim.
The statements on the poslcr
were "just unnecessary," said
Busby. He said he believed Ihc
slaicmcnls fell under Ihc " d e f i n i tion of unethical,"
"They were noi necessary or
Ihe obvious WINNER NOBODY /
During the SA Supreme
Court Hearing (above) t h e
j u s t i c e s voted 5-2 t o permit
presidential c a n d i d a t e Bill
M c C a n n to use his c a m p a i g n poster (left), w h i c h
w a s b a n n e d last week by
the SA Elections C o m m i s sioner.
ihal ihe Ejection Commissioner has
Ihe pover lo regulate" whai goes
on poslcrs.
"There is something wrong going
on in S A , " asserted McCann, who
used several quotes of SA officials
which had been printed in Ihc ASP
ethical," said Busby. " I l ' s like saying 'Vote for me 'cause ihe oilier
guy's a schmuck'," he argued.
The seven justices announced
I heir decision after recessing for
over an hour.
Perrin noicd Busby's "limited
rebuttal" when announcing ihc
conn's decision.
" T h e Election Commission did
noi present a good case," said
.luslice Eric Dubbs. He said lie fell
McCann's case was " m u c h hencr."
"1 was mentally prepared" for
liie hearing, said Busby. " 1 simply
knew whai I warned lo say," he added.
.luslice Mike l.evine saitl il was
" i r t t e " ihai Bushy had presented a
very limited case, hut ihal il had noi
affected his vole', which was in
favor of McCann. Busby "niighi
iusi have warned lo present the
f a d s " and let Ihc courl decide, he
McCann said ihal he had spent a
greal ileal of lime preparing for the
case, and thai he had expected to
" I personally don'l waul to see
my name all over campus" on Ihe
poslcr, said Schneider, -"but I
believe ihc poslcr should go u p . "
If Busby had okayed ihe poslcr,
and il had been posted, asserted
Schneider, Schafl'cr would have
brought ihe case to the court
himself. This could have resulted in
Dill McCann being disqualified
from I lie race, Schneider contended.
"Neither Tom Busby or Bill McCann could define whai 'unfair or
unethical' m e a n i , " said l.evine.
" T h e poslcr was noi slanderous.
There was no slander involved," he
—Jane Anderson
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