Men, Women harriers reach NCAAs Women qualify for first time ever

November 16, 1984
Men, Women harriers reach NCAAs
Women qualify for first time ever
By Cathy Errig
It had to have been Ihe longest wait of
iheir athletic careers.
Chris V;ir!cy had crossed the finish line
twenty one minutes and five seconds after
the gun had signaled the commencement
of the NCAA Division III Eastern Central
Region Woman's Cross Country Competition, the final member of the team
representing Albany State to do so.
The female Danes knew that they had
run extremely well; although they had been
beaten by nationally ranked Ithaca College, they had finished ahead of Cortland
and Plattsburgh and could just about consider their goal of finishing second in the
competition, which would qualify them
for the Nationals, a reality.
However, one factor prohibited the feelings of relief, pride and accomplishment to
prevail in the minds of the women. Instead, feelings of anxiety and uncertainty
This factor was a powerful team that
had not competed in last weekend's
ECAC, a meet that had given Albany's
women valuable confidence and
As Bette Dzamba recalled, "Everyone
forgot to look at Stony Brook."
And now all the women could do was
wait for the announcement of the official
results, an action that would not take place
until after the running of the men's race.
"It was awful; we were just left hanging
there," remember Lynn Jacobs. "We were
all so nervous. We didn't find out at all the
way we had wanted to."
But the official results were well worth
waiting for. After an agonizing 45 minutes
had passed, it was finally announced that
Albany State had indeed placed second in
the meet and had qualified for the NCAA
Division III National Competition.
The overall results of the meet were:
Ithaca, 23; Albany, 85; Plattsburgh and
Cortland, 118; Binghamton, 124;
Fredonia, 141; Stony Brook, 147;
Rochester, 174; Hunter, 258; Vassar, 286;
NYU, 347; and Hartwick, Union,
Hamilton, Oswego, Geneseo, RIT, Buffalo, and CCNY incomplete. Ithaca's
Kathy Livingston took the top individual
honor with a lime of 18:34 over the wet,
slow course.
Coach Ron White made no effort to
conceal his excitement and pride as he exclaimed, "They certainly deserve it, and I
am very, very proud. It was bound to happen; this team has that certain chemistry
that is the true key behind success in collegiate, athletics. You can do all the'
recruiting you want but if lhat special
'mix' isn't there you're not going to have a
championship team. I've been saying all
season long that 'the best is yet to come'
and this weekend it camel"
It came in the form of a solid second
place finish with all five of Albany's scoring runners finishing within the top 25.
Karen Kurthy led the Danes with a time of
19:13.4, finishing in seventh overall, with
teammate Kim Pettichord right behind her
in eighth place with 19:15.1.
Jacobs was the next in for Albany,
crossing the finish line in 19:46.3 for a 21st
place finish. Close behind Jacobs were
Dzamba in 24th with 19:54.3 and Donna
Burnham in 25th with 19:58.2. The spread
between the first and fifth runners, 43.8
seconds, is a new university record.
Rounding out Albany's competing team
were Rachel Braslow, 38th place with
20:24.5, and Varley, whose time of 21:05.9
put her in 52nd position.
Never should it be forgotten, however,
that the Albany State women's cross country team is not made up of only these seven
runners. The balance of the team, Sue
Golla, Kim Patch, Erma George, Lisa
Petras, Carla Docharty, Maura Mahon,
who has suffered from injuries for the entire season, and especially Kitty Sullivan,
the team's "eighth runner", who has been
SA leaders predict no
conservative anti-fee
campaign at SUNYA
Senior Ed McGill led the harriers.with his seventh-place finish at the Regional
Qualifiers where the t e a m took second.
Men second behind St. Lawrence
By Tom Kacandes
During the first two miles, the Dane attack consisted entirely of front-runners Ed
McGill and Ian Clements, as Fredonia's
top four runners stayed up front, clustered
around McGill, and threatening to upset
Albany's repeat as the number one SUNY
Said McGill, "I didn't really see them
much, but 1 knew that they'd gone out fast
to try to be in it." Clements put on a surge
in the third mile to move up into 18th place
and McGill moved from 10th to eighth,
but at the four-mile mark, Fredonia was in
first, St. Lawrence second, and Albany a
distant fourth.
"Well, you bet I was just a little worried
then," Head Coach Bob Munsey recall-
In an impressive show of determination,
the Albany State men's cross-country team
dramatically outran the competition over
the last two miles of a very muddy course
to win a trip to the National Championships and finished second of the 19 teams
competing in the NCAA New York
Regional Qualifiers held at Hamilton College last Saturday.
Ranked fourth in the nation, St.
Lawrence just edged the lOth-ranked
Danes, scoring 58 points to Albany's 70.
Fredonia State, 105 points, also earned a
trip to the Nationals by winning the tight
battle for third place with the Rochester
Institute of Technology, 116 points, and
the Univ. of Rochester, fifth with 127
21 •-
Soldini smashes Albany season rushing record
By Keith Marder
Dave Soldini picked himself up off the
University Field turf and dragged his
weary body to the bench. He was huffing
and puffing with blood coming from the
sides of his mouth. Surrounded by team-
mates, Equipment Manager Benny Sicgel
fought through the crowd and presented
him with the game ball. Soldini stood up
and went over to Tom Jacobs, the hulking
offensive captain. Soldini gained his composure just long enough to say, "Jake, 1
want you to take this," as he handed his
Danes' quarterback Anthony N o w i fakes a handoff to Dave Soldini In the fourth
quarter. Soldini broke the Dane single-season rushing record.
teammate the game ball.
On Saturday, Soldini rushed for 162
yards which gave him 1,017 yards for the
season and a new Albany record. He broke
Tom DeBlois' old record of 1,009 yards
which was set in 1975.
The most amazing factor to Soldini setting the record was that his last 45 yards
came without help from Jacobs who was
thrown out of the game with 13:45 left.
After an extra point six Marist players
pounced on John Sawchuck. Jacobs then
picked one of them up and threw him off
of his teammate.
"John wasn't even near the play," said
Jacobs, "and six of their guys jumped on
him. I just took one of Ihem off of John
and threw him off."
Jacobs, in both Soldini's and Head
Coach Bob Ford's words is, "the best offensive lineman ever to play at Albany."
But, back to Soldini. The fact of the
matter is that Soldini almost never got a
chance to break the record.
With only 36 yards in the first half and
119 more needed to break the record, both
running back coach Chuck Priore and
Ford pondered taking Soldini out.
"It was close to the end of the third
quarter, he only had 45 yards and we
wanted to give a couple of our other kids
time," said Priore.
"But then he broke that 34-yarder," added Priore. "And that brought his total up
to about 95 yards, then all of a sudden we
knew he had a shot."
"At halflime I thought the record was
out of reach," said Soldini. "I knew we'd
be winning the game and they'd probably
take me out. At the half I was really worrying about finishing up on a good note. I
have to admit it looked pretty bleak until
that 34-yarder; that rejuvenated my
That 34-yarder came with about four
minutes left in the third quarter and it really got Soldini rolling.
On the Danes' next drive Soldini got 25
out of the Danes' 54 yards which led to an
Anthony Nozzi one-yard touchdown run.
Then Jacobs got thrown out of the game
and Soldini had to do the finishing touches
without the Danes' best offensive lineman
ever. But he responded by running through
Marist's defense after his first drive
without Jake.
On that first drive, all Soldini could
manage was one run for a three-yard loss.
Then Dane linebacker Mike Buchmcicr
intercepted a pass on the Marist 23. Soldini
then gained seven yards on two carries
before Nozzi ran Ihe ball in for a 16-yard
With 6:13 left in the game Marist took
possession on their own 30 when Albany's
kicker Charlie Giknis boomed his kickoff
out of the end zone.
Although conservative groups at SUNY-Buffalo succeeded in alarming student government officials
statewide, student leaders at Albany say they do not anticipate a similar threat to this campus' mandatory activity fee.
SUNYA students will vote next year on whether to keep
the activities fee, which funds many diverse campus
groups, mandatory at this school.
This week, a coalition of conservative groups at SUNYBuffalo lost a battle to make Buffalo's mandatory activity fee, which was up for a vote, voluntary.
While losing Ihe actual vote, the conservative coalition
at Buffalo did manage to scare student leaders at SUNY
schools statewide, including SUNYA's Student Association officials, some of whom went to Buffalo this week to
help lobby voters to keep the fee mandatory.
"The SUNYA campus is a lot more liberal than BufJANE ANDERSON ASP
Students voting lor f e e referendum at SUNY Buffalo; Inset: Buffalo SA President Jane McAlevey
falo," said Student Action Chair Steve Gawley, adding
that majority student approval for a voluntary fee "really
Voluntary fee was defeated 4 to 1 despite efforts of conservative coalition
couldn't happen here."
The last time SUNYA students went to the polls to vote
on the fee, in Fall, 1983, 85 percent of those voting chose
to keep it mandatory. SUNYA students will pay $49.50 in
activity fee money, next semester.
By Jane Anderson
Guidelines set by the SUNY Board of Trustees state
margin. .
that every four years, each campus must hold a referenBuffalo, NY
SUNY Board of Trustee guidelines state that at least
dum on whether or not to make the activity fee voluntary.
SUNY-Buffalo students voted overwhelmingly to keep once every four years, each campus must hold a referen- SUNYA has been holding the referendum every two
their activity fee mandatory Thursday despite a strong dum on whether or not to keep the Student Activity Fee years.
push by a conservative coalition working to make the fee mandatory.
The conservative leaders at Buffalo said their aim in
Buffalo Student Association President Jane McAlevey pushing for a voluntary fee was to de-fund what they callThe coalition sought a voluntary fee in an effort to end claimed that the school had been one of many "targeted" ed "politically biased groups," such as the Student
funding to certain so-called "liberal" groups.
schools across the country where selected groups are Association of the State University (SASU), media
The threat to make the fee voluntary was great enough, funded to promote conservatism among college students. organizations with liberal editorial policies and some
however, to prompt eight SUNYA Student Association
These groups are also expected to work to stop the fun- ethnic groups.
members to travel to Buffalo Wednesday to fight for the ding of so-called "liberal" groups such as Public Interest
SUNYA's SA President Rich Schaffer said that the
mandatory fee.
Research Groups (PIRGs) and Student Associations,
Buffalo Student Association is more decentralized than
Buffalo students voted 3,038 to 704 in favor of a man- McAlevey said.
SUNYA's SA, which made Buffalo a good school for
datory fee, and 2,273 to 1,628 in favor of increasing their
This year, a conservative coalition, made up of a right- conservative groups to "target" for a voluntary fee.
fee to $89 a year. Students at Buffalo currently pay $79 a wing newspaper called 77ie University Balance, ;he BufGawley contended, "Our (SUNYA's) SA is so much
more active" than Buffalo's that "we brought more people to protest than they had" to work for the mandatory
fee on the Buffalo campus.
A former College Republican official at SUNYA said
he doesn't think the SA on this campus has anything to
worry about. "It (the mandatory fee referendum)
By llene Weinstein
to be random. He would not comment, however, if he
wouldn't have any trouble passing," on the SUNYA camEDITORIAL ASSISTANT
thought the theft was drug-related.
pus, said State Chairman of the New York College
Two armed attackers forced their way into a
Schanker asserted, "I was more shocked than
Republicans David Ross, who until recently served as
SUNYA student's dorm room on State Quad Tuesday
anyone else."
Vice President of the SUNYA College Republicans.
night, robbing him of $700, according to University
"I didn't think I had to worry about armed robbery
SASU's Organizational Director Troy Oechsner
Police reports.
on a state campus," he added.
SUNYA's Department of Public Safety is working in
Schanker said he won the $700 at the Monticello
"It could happen here, (SUNYA)," he said, citing a recooperation with the Albany police force to investigate
racetrack over the summer. When asked why he had
cent sudden movement for a voluntary fee on the SUNYthe robbery, said Public Safety Director James R.
kept the money in his room, Schanker said that it was
Binghamton campus as an example. The Binghamton
for "personal expenses."
students voted to keep the fee mandatory.
The robbery, which occurred in Tappan Hall was
University police are operating under the assumption
SUNYA's SA officials said they will be taking steps to
allegedly committed by two black males wearing ski
that the thieves were not students, explained Williams.
increase the visibility of the mandatory activity fee's
jackets and carrying pistols.
"Most students don't have access to even realistic toy
benefits on campus.
According to David Marsh, one of the two students
guns," he said, adding that all four of the department's
Schaffer said that, after the winter break, he plans to
present at the robbery, he and his suitemate Chris
investigators are working on the case.
propose posting information on funded student groups
Schanker, heard a knock at their suite door at 10:45
Most campus robberies do not involve handguns,
and activities in the dorms, to promote "high visibility"
p.m. "Chirs opened the door and two guns were starbut rather "strongarm threats. Only a couple of times a
of SA funded groups and events, and to show students
ing him in the face," Marsh said.
year does a robbery involve handguns," said Williams,
"what the activity fee can do for you."
One of the attackers pushed him to the floor, Marsh
adding that five other campus robberies have been
"It's in part a response" to the conservative activity at
said, and held a gun to his head while the other attacker
reported this year.
SUNY-Buffalo, but also, "it's our responsibility to do
"dragged Schanker to his room where his $700 was in
There are conflicting descriptions of the attackers.
something like that," Schaffer explained.
an open drawer. "The money was in clear view,"
Williams reported that one of the attackers was about
Schaffer said that "in a couple of years, maybe"
Schanker said.
5'6" tall and masked and the other, he said, was about
enough support for a voluntary fee could be raised at
The thieves were in the suite for approximately a
5'I0" tall and also masked.
SUNYA, but stressed that he expected the student reacminute and a half he added.
Marsh described both attackers as being over six feet
tion to go against I csident Ronald Reagan by (hen, and
Schanker and Marsh notified University police aptall and over 200 pounds. They were not masked, he
end conservative support.
proximately 15 minutes after the attackers left. "The
said, but had "the hoods of their ski jackets pulled
Ross said that, although he would prefer the fee be
told us not to move until they were gone and then they
tightly over their heads" which made only their eyes
. voluntary, the only group he would actively oppose funjust disappeared," said Marsh.
visible, he said, adding that he got the impression they
ding is Ihe New York Public Interest Research Group
Marsh said he believes the robbery was a planned atwere older than most students.
(NYPIRG), a campus consumer organization that
tack. "I don't think they would just come into the
receives $3 per semester from every student. This fee is
room if they didn't know there was money," said
There were no witnesses other than Schanker and
' not included in the mandatory student activity fee, but is
Marsh. He added that people "come in to the suite all
Marsh and there are no suspects in the case yet,
voted on separately every few years.
the time and anyone could have told their friends about
Williams reported. He urged anyone with information
' "I'm not anti-student group," he said.
the money."
to please contact the Department of Public Safety at
According to Williams, the robbery did not appear
—Jane Anderson
Conservatives fail to get SA fee axed
Student loses $700 to armed robbers
Student questions rights to dorm room privacy
abroad, the Hindustan Times reported
The pro-government newspaper. New
Delhi's largest circulation daily, said Satwant Singh, a Sikh member of Mrs. Gandhi's security guard, had named the people
who recruited and paid him to kill the
Nagoura, Lebanon prime minister.
(AP) Lebanon presented a tough list of
The sources did not give details of the
demands Thursday in its second round of alleged foreign connection because they
troop withdrawal talks with Israel, in- did not want to jeopardize the investigacluding a request for $8 billion (o SIO tion, the newspaper said.
billion in war reparations.
The Lebanese delegation called for a
fast and total Israeli withdrawal to free the
people of south Lebanon "from the big
Paris, France
prison in which the Israeli occupation has (AP) A series of torture-killings, of elderbeen strangling tnem."
ly women in Paris has spurred conservative
The lengthy list of Lebanese demands legislators to launch the first major effort
was seen as an opening bargaining position to restore the death penalty since the
sure to be rejected by the Israelis. Almost guillotine was outlawed three years ago.
every point concerning the future of south
France has been shocked by the slayings
I ebanon was in conflict with Israel's of nine elderly women in the past minth,
previous stated positions.
including seven who were tortured. No arThe Israeli and Lebanese military rests have been made.
delegations returned to the negotiating
But a formal proposal to re-establish
table under heavy security today after a capital punishment would almost certainly
week of wrangling over Israel's arrest of be crushed by the governing Socialists,
four senior Shiite Moslem militiamen.
who control the National Assembly.
The real battle is political, with the
French right accusing President Francois
Mitterrand's Socialist government of being
New Delhi, India lax about crime and the government accus(AP) The surviving assassin of Indira ing the right of cynically playing on the
Gandhi has told investigators that the slay- fear of the people in hopes of political
ing was organized and financed from gain.
Demands presented
Crime spurs proposal
Assassin financed
"We demonstrated man can easily move
large structures around in weightlessness,"
said spacewalker Joe Allen, one of the
satellite snaggers. "Workers in space will
have to move large structures. We see no
The crew of four men and one woman
Washington, D.C. told of its experiences during a 224-miIe(AP) The Reagan administration said it high news conference on its final full day
won't halt testing of an anti-satellite in space. The shuttle will return to Earth
system to meet Soviet requirements for on Friday, with landing scheduled for
superpower talks on limiting space 6:59am EST at this spaceport.
"We would certainly be willing to
discuss a test moratorium, as we would
many topics, but we would have to go to
the conference table to discuss it,;; White
House spokesman Larry Speakes said
At the same time, Soviet President
Konstantin U. Chernenko called anew for
New York City
U.S.-Soviet arms control talks, saying an (AP) Two Bronx movie theaters have cut
"unontrolled escalation of the arms race short the run of a horror film depicting an
and its extensions even to outer space ... is ax-wielding Santa Claus after neighbors
a threat to the United States' own protested the movie was "an intrusion
against something we hold sacred."
Jim Vacca, who led the neighborhood
protest, described "Silent Night, Deadly
Night" as an "outrage."
"The film portends something extremeCape Canaveral, Fla.
(AP) Discovery's astronauts said Thurs- ly violent, something terroristic about
day their retrieval of two stranded Christmas. It's an intrusion against
satellites demonstrates the versatility of the something we hold sacred," Vacca said
shuttle and is a key step toward the day Wednesday.
when construction workers will assemble a
permanent station in space.
Testing to continue
Santa film protested
Versatility shown
Ballots miscounted
White Plains
(AP) Only half as many absentee ballots
are uncounted in Wesatchcster County as
officials had predicted, but they say there
are still enough to decide the county's
unresolved 20lh Congressional District
"When we first looked at them we
thought there were 35,000," said Antonia
D'Apicc, one of the county's two election
commissioners. "Now we know there are
only about 19,000. There is no doubt the
commissioners made a wrong guess."
In last Tuesday's issue of the Albany
Student Press the opening of Telethon 85's
Dance Marathon was incorrectly reported.
WCDB-91 FM Director of •Programming
Man Nissan began the marathon at 6:30
p.m. The videos did not start until 9 p.m.
Tuesday's Updates section neglected to
mention that undergraduate and graduate
students gave readings at an Election Day
Poetry Vigil.
Also in Tuesday's Updates SA Supreme
Court Justice Edward Rcincs was incorrectly identified as Howard Reiner.
By Ian Clements
Branch of SUNYA's Physical
Plant. He added, however, "If
there is air in the system, it affects
heat throughout the system (of a
hall)." All heat could be cut off
from a side of a hall if an air bubble is not "bled" out, Livingston
Michael Butler returned to his
room on Indian Quad one night
last week to find his door open
and two workers repairing the
heating unit in his room. He says
his textbooks were "strewn about
the floor" and a stereo speaker
had been moved. No one had told
him about the repairs, causing
him, he says, to question
students' rights to privacy in their
dorm rooms.
In a letter written to his
Residence Director, Butler, a
senior, criticized the Residential
Life staff for allowing the
workers to enter his room without
his consent.
Butler said his Resident Assistant (RA), Katherine Hobert,
called the plant and asked that a
repair crew be sent to his room.
She informed his suitemate,
Kevin Sieger, but neither Butler
nor another suitemate, Cecil
Weathcrly, whose room was also
entered, were told that the repairs
were going to be made, said
The third room in the suite was
not entered, according to Butler.
The workmen did "have a
right" to go into Butler's room
because a repair call was placed at
the plant though the call was not
made by Butler, said John Martone, Assistant Vice President for
Residential Life and Student.
"We can't get (the plant) to pin
themselves down" on when
they're going to enter a student's*1
room, Livingston added.
Martone asserted, "I honestly,
personally don't see a problem
with this (situation) except that
they did move his things."
Most students place objects
against the convector, the part of
the heating system that was
repaired in Butler's room, Livingston said. Plant employees are
often forced to move those objects in order to reach the convector, he added.
Students relaxing In their dorm room
Maintenance workers can enter
"The plant department acted
appropriately," Martone said. "I
would not want, quite frankly, to
have students go without heat for
two or three days" while waiting
for the plant to set up an appointment to enter one student's room,
he said.
The workers were let into the
room by the RA on duty at the
lime, Butler said. He said he
Times on November I lth, the officials
would not rule out the use of military force
"USA, CIA, Out of Nicaragua" to disable the jets if Nicaragua received
chanted 150 marchers in front of the Na- I hem.
tional Guard Armory In downtown
It was later concluded that although the
Albany Tuesday night.
freighter carried military helicopters and
The protesters marched through the fall- patrol boats, there were no MIG's aboard.
Griffin charged that the Reagan Ading snow carrying signs with slogans such
as "Send your favorite Republican to boot ministration was using the MIG scare "to
camp — Let them fight" and "Bonzo generate public and Congressional support
for a U.S. invasion of Nicaragua," adding
Loves Bombs."
The rally was held to protest the "recent lhat, "The Nicaraguan government has
U.S. escalation of tensions betwen the smallest amount of weapons in Central
Nicaragua and the U.S.," according to America."
Kalhy Griffin, a spokesperson for the CenAmong the protesters was SUNYA stutral American Solidarity Alliance, which dent Brian VanGrol, who said, "I'm here
organized the protest.
lo show my support for the Nicaraguan
On November 6th, United Slates of- revolution and my displeasure with the
ficials reported that a Soviet freighter Reagan Administration's illegal war
suspected of carrying MIG-21 jet fighters against Nicaragua."
was on its way to Nicaragua.
VanGrol added, "If Ronald Reagan
According to an article in the New York wants me to go to Nicaragua and fight, I'll
By T o m Bergen
SUNYA Camera Club will
meet on Monday, November
19 at 7 p.m. in CC 370.
Behavioral Science/Counseling S t u d e n t s
go, but I won't fight for tlie U.S."
Also marching was Richard Ariza, a
former SUNYA .student, who ran lor Congress this year as the candidate of the
Socialist Workers Party.
Ariza said that public demonstrations
—Brian Van Grol
were important because, "the government
knows that (demonstrations are) going on
and their policies arc unpopular. The people in this country don't want a war."
One of those who spoke to the crowd
was Bill Crandle, vice president of the
"PMS — Coping and Caring"
will be presented by Rupa
L i n d e n on S a t u r d a y ,
November 17 from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. at Kripalu Yoga Center,
1698 C e n t r a l Ave. The
workshop will present a unique and detailed approach lo
living well with PMS. The fee
is $25.
10 Kilometer Harvest Run
sponsored by Circle KClub at
Siena College will begin at 10
a.m. on Sunday, November 18
at the Siena College Campus
at the Alumni Recreation
Freddie Hubbard, a Grammy
trumpeter, will play with his
quintet in concert on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at
the Troy Savings Bank Music
Hall. For ticket Information,
call the Music Hall Box Office
at 273-0038.
Workers In Union Film Series
will be held on Saturday,
November 17 at 7 p.m. at the
Albany Labor Temple, 890
Third SI. In Albany. The film
Adapt or Die, sponsored by
the Solidarity Committee of
the Capital District, Is free.
The Muse ot Italy win DO
presented by the Capitol
Chamber Artists on Sunday,
November 18 at 3 p.m. at the
Recital Hall in PAC. Tickets
are $2 with a SUNY ID, $5 for
other students and $7 tor
general admission.
SA Media Director for the spring semester • applications
will be accepted in the SA Office, CC 116 from Monday,
November 12 until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 20. SA Is
an e q u a l o p p o r t u n i t y
Pep Band will hold an Interest
meeting for the basketball
season on Sunday, November
18 at 7:30 p.m. In LC 18.
presented by the International Student Association,
will be held on Saturday,
November 17 at 6 p.m. In
Brubacher Dining Hall with a
party to f o l l o w in the
Ballroom. Tickets are $7 for
members or students with a
tax sticker and $8 without a
tax sticker. Proper dress
larger war, but even if it doesn't it's a terrible waste of life and money."
"Just forty years ago, he said, we were
the champions of democracy, we've gotten
to the point where we back every rightwing dictator in the world."
SUNYA prof's play is a smash hit off-Broadway
By Jacquie Clark
Center. Registration will be
held before the race from 8:30
to 9:30 a.m. at the ARC. Entry
fee is $3.50 on the day of the
race. For more information
call 785-0837.
The Only woman General,
Lavonne Mueller's ono-acl
play, will be read by acclaimed actress Colleen Dewhurst
on Monday, November 19 at
6:30 p.m. in the Skidmore
Theater. Admission is free.
For more information call
584-5000 ext. 2347.
Albany chapter of Vietnam Veterans.
dandle said he was at the rally to protest U.S. policies in Central America,
especially the U.S. support of guerillas
fighting Nicaragua's government, because
"It always runs the risk of turning into a
"If Ronald Reagan wants me to go to
Nicaragua and fight, I'll go, but I won't fight
for the U.S."
Vanderheyden. Community
Residents open house will be
hlepon Sunday, November 18
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information call 674-8913.
Butler maintained that Caren
Brown, his Residence Director,
told him it was an emergency
situation, but Brown now refuses
to comment.
The problem affecting the
heating system was an "air bubble," Butler said.
Air bubbles arc generally not
dangerous, according to John
Livingston, Chief of the Utilities
Marchers protest US involvement in Nicaragua
free listings
S e n i o r s and D e c e m b e r
Graduating Students should
sign up for 1985 Yearbook
Pictures on the sign-up sheet
outside CC 305. The last day
to sign up is November 25.
A Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Seminar sponsored by the
Gay and Lesbian Alliance will
be h e l d o n T u e s d a y ,
November 20 at 8:30 p.m. in
CC 375. Dr. David Jenkins of
Middle Earth will discuss the
difference between "use and
abuse" of drugs and how to
tell whether someone is in
need of help.
without students' permission
could not identify the RA.
Butler lives in a single room in
Adirondack Hall. He has no
According to Martone,
students' rooms can be entered
without their consent if
"emergency" action is required.
"I don't see how a broken
heater constitutes an emergency,"
Butler asserted.
"Several rooms" were affected
by the heating failure that prompted the workers to enter
Butler's room, Livingston said.
"One convector goes the whole
length of a building," he
Weathcrly, Butler's suitemate,
also complained that he should
have been informed that repairs
were scheduled lo be made in his
room. "It's a violation of our
rights," he said. "Everything on
my side of the room was in disarray," he added.
Mrs. Schlemlel (Karen Ludwlg) and Mr. Schlemlel (Zane Lanksy)
liurkstpiins the serious concerns pi'Sinner's spiritunidramilH: ..
Collaboration between a
SUNYA professor and Nobel
Prize winning author Isaac
Bashevis Singer has resulted in an
off-Broadway smash play which
has now been signed on for an extra two weeks.
The play, co-written by Singer
and English professor Sarah
Blacker Cohen is called Shlemiel
the First, and is based on two of
Singer's children's stories. Its
been performed for full houses
since it opened last month.
Cohen has described the play,
which opened October 14 at the
Jewish Repertory Theater in New
York City, as a "children's comedy for adults which burlesques
the serious concerns of Singer's
spiritual dramas." Although initially slated for a five week run,
the play has been extended for an
additional two weeks.
Taken from two of Singer's
works: When Shlemiel Went to
Warsaw and the The Tools of
Chelin and Their History, the
story was adapted for the stage by
the Cohen-Singer team.
Cohen said the play, as well as
working with Singer, has changed
some of her opinions. "This experience has legitimized creative
writing for me. I see the aritistry
and craft that is required. I see the
amount of revision necessary to
attain perfection," she explained.
Working on Shlemiel the First
has, Cohen said, given her confidence and pride. She also said
she looks at the experience in two
ways, "One, us a beginning
playwright. It is a first project
and I am proud, but it's not
perfect. It needs more work.
Two, as a literury critic, I could
sec the problematic flaws in the
work, yet I wai proud and
Cohen said she would love to
bring the play to Albany, but
would make some changes before
having it performed in the area.
"I sec where it could be improved. Nothing is ever finished," she
noted, adding, "For me it was a
At least one local critic agreed.
Eleanor Koblenz from the
Schenectady Gazette called the
play a "delightful rendition" of
Singer's stories which "can be enjoyed by anyone with a sense of
humor, even if he's not Jewish."
It is a play, Koblenz continued
in her review, about "illogical
logic,... which uses simple staging
and childlike" painted backdrops
to complement the naivete of the
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Hotline ringing busily as
SA plans telephone labels
By Michelle Busher
Student Association's activities hotline,
initiated earlier this semester, has been
ringing off the hook on weekend nights,
according to SA Vice President Suzy
The hotline, which can be reached
Thursdays through Sundays at 457-8079,
lists upcoming SA sponsored events on
Despite SA's conclusion that the hotline
is a success, many students report that they
are unaware of this resource or say they
don't need to use the hotline, because they
are already well informed.
In an attempt to make the hotline
number more widely known, SA plans to
print stickers with the hotline number on
them, for students to attach to their
telephones, similar to (he labels listing
SA Vice President Suzy Aulelta
Call 457-8079 for activities information
Humanity endangered by uniformity
By Barbara S. Abrahamer
Today's culture might eventually "turn
to black slime" the way potatoes in Ireland
did in the 1840s, according to SUNYA Anthropology Professor Gary Oossen.
About one million Irish died in the
famine when a virus destroyed the potato
crop for two consecutive years. Gossen
maintained, in a lecture given to about 30
people Wednesday, that society may find
itself in the same position as the Irish were
as a result of the "increasing homogenization of diversity."
The potato famine, said Gossen,
devestated Irish society because the same
type of potato was used throughout the
country. Potatoes were the main food for
the Irish peasants in the centuries before
the famine.
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"A blight that attacks one attacks all,"
he explained, drawing a parallel from the
famine to today's society. Like potatoes,
he said, "cultural forms require diversity
in order to retain viability."
However, "the twentieth century has
seen the destruction of cultural variance,"
said Gossen, explaining, "the world is
remarkably small now. Nations are being
forced to behave like each other. They seek
national integration for economic,
political and idcalogical interests. The examples span every place on the political
spectrum of the world."
According to Gossen, "most observers
of this phenomenon view the process of
homogenization as a means to desirable
ends." The "melting pot phenomenon is
celebrated" in this country, he said, maintaining that "one of the costs is that
minorities are abosrbed, trampled or annihilated in the process."
The problem with cultural homogenization, said Gossen, is that "social change
can never occur unless there's a supporting
network" of cultural diversity within a
society. He emphasized that "there are
fewer local traditions around to provide
society with new courses of action."
Gossen outlined the need for cultural
diversity, saying, "The whole business of.
being human is to be a recipient of
something outside the self. I believe that's
the way human communities change."
When someone in the audience suggested that "the range of skills in society
has never been greater," Gossen replied
that, "technology, for all of its wonders is
built on an infrastructure that's more
fragile than most of us think."
"A blight of our time ... could shut
down the modern world. The more diverse
our cultural resources, I he better we can
cope." The struggle now is "no longer we
against them, but we against ourselves,"
he said, because today there are "fewer
models of living cultural diversity to construct new models."
Gossen disagreed with a member of the
audience who said our society is "much
more pluralist now than in the past."
"The (pluralist) movement peaked in
the counter-culture of the 1960s," said
Gossen. He noted that the 1960's "communes faded almost always because people
had to give up doing 'their thing' in order
to serve the needs of the community."
What humanity needs, Gossen said, is
"a human savings account against a
(future) potato famine," he said.
Examples of how to start a/savings account, Gossen said, include the
reorganization of school curriculums. He
stated that "rote learning should be
reinslituted," and added that, "we should
reinstitute a public speech requirement."
For now, however, Gossen said that
"the potential for kids to become interesting individuals is gone."
Rock 'n roll listeners, beware!
Satanic influence seen in music
By Ben Gordon
Rock and Roll fans, beware! There may be Satanic influences affecting the music
you're listening to, warned a speaker on campus last week.
The speaker contended that some rock musicians "mock religion," and others are
partially controlled by Satan.
In order "to alert people to the concepts of rock and roll, lo speak the truth about
God, and (to) preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ," said Albany State Christian
Fellowship Vice President Sam Hazlelon, his group presented "Rock and Roll: The
Search for God" at SUNYA last week.
The presentation, which drew about fifty people the first night and slightly more Ihe
second night, featured an audio-visual segment by Rcverand Mitchcl Smith, Campus
Minister at Penn State University. "The object of the seminar," Smith said, "is to
show that music is spiritual."
Smith reported statistics about rock music and outlined some.of the Ihemes of the
show. "Rock and roll," he said, "is a $15 billion a year industry that outgrosses the
annual grosses of network television and the movie industry combined."
Considering the relative power of a medium that size, Smith said, it is important to
"analyze the source — what the musicians themselves say they want to accomplish
with thejr music to us, the listeners."
"Music,is shaping out society in an unprecedented way," said Smith. "It is a great
psychological force."
Smith characterized various rock performers as "men that are obviously not
church-goers arid obviously not very religious."
One of the first rnusicians'quoted was guitarist John McClaughlin, who allegedly
said, "One night we were playing and suddenly the spirit entered into me, it was no
longer me playing." Smith cited this as preliminary evidence that rock performers are
not in complete control of their music.
Aqualung, (a famous song by the group Jethro Tull) was cited by Smith as "mocking the entire life of Jesus." Smith stressed that, "groups that are caught up in doing
their own thing mock religion."
John Denver was quoted from the written notes accompanying his record Spirit as
saying, "Some day I'll be so complete I won't even be human. I'll be a God."
All this, according to Smith, was evidence of Satanic influence in rock and roll. He
went on to show slides depicting "Satanic" imagery in rock. For example, he said, a
now-defunct punk band, known as "999," can be turned upside-down to present the
supposedly evil number "666."
"Blasphemous" depictions of the cross were shown from album art by performers
like X and Ozzic Osbourne. "Jimi Hendrix," said Smith, "was satisfied that he could
control minds throueh music."
emergency numbers, that are now on most
phones on campus.
Funding for the stickers was approved
by Central Council Wednesday. It will
cost, Auletta said, about six cents a sticker
to print about 2,000 stickers, for a total
cost of $128. The stickers will be
distributed to all five quads.
Frank Parker, a senior at SUNYA said
he is aware of the hotline, but hasn't used
it. "My routine is pretty much set," said
Parker. He said he thinks the hotline is a
good idea for some people," especially
freshmen who don't really know what's
going on around campus yet."
Although most events arc posted, said
Parker, "it's good to have (the hotline) if
you're hanging around on a Friday night
and you want to know where or when
something is. You don't have lo go
wandering around campus looking for the
Auletta said she has received "tremendous feedback" about the hotline. "People love it," she said.
"We've had almost the entire 90 second
tape filled every weekend," said Auletta.
"I think a lot of people are aware of it,"
she added.
SA recognized groups submit messages
for the hotline to the SA office. Auletta
said messages are included on the tape on a
first-come first-served basis.
The hotline is in service Thursday
through Sunday and lists about 15 events,
including sports and group activities.
A Resident Assistant on Colonial Quad,
Robin Dowlen, said a lot of people call the
quad offices to ask what's going on. "I
usually tell them to call the other quads,"
she said.
Dowlen said she knows about the
hotline but thinks it should be publicized
more. "I think a lot of people are unaware
of it," explained Dowlen. "I've never called it myself," she added, "because I'm
usually pretty aware of what's going on."
Auletta said SA has no plans to extend
the hotline to include all seven days of the
"It's good to have
(the hotline) around
on a Friday night
and you want to
know where or when
something is. You
don't have to go
wandering around
campus looking for
the poster."
—senior Frank Parker
"I don't think it would be feasible to extend the service to weekdays," she said,
adding, "there's usually not major events
going on during the week and if there are,
they are advertised on the weekend," she
"Our events have been doing pretty well
this year," said Auletta, but she added, "I
don't know if you can attribute that to the
hotline ... It's really hard to tell."
Another SUNYA student, Wendy Servi,
said she called the hotline to find out about
an event sponsored by the Student
Association of the State University
(SASU). "They (SA hotline) didn't know
about it," she said, "but I guess that's
because SASU didn't publicize the event
40,000 SUNY students face Reagan aid assault
By llene Weinstein
Up to 2,400 SUNYA students
across New York, will be adversely affected if President Reagan's
financial aid proposals are made
law, predicts SUNYA's Director
of Financial Aid Donald
The proposals, he said, constitute "a real assault on higher
education funding."
Whitlock said the 1965 Higher
Education Act, which Congress
must reauthorize every three to
five years, will expire in October,
1985. The act encompasses all
federally administered financial
aid programs.
"There is not a clear cut consensus on how programs should
be determined," Whitlock said.
adding that the administration of
the programs, as well as the programs themselves will be under
"It will take the Reagan administration at least eight months
to regroup" and put forward a
comprehensive financial aid proposal, Whitlock stated, adding "I
don't know what 1985 is going to
look like budgetarily."
$ 17.9B education package awaits approval
(COLLEGE PRESS SERVICE) Students locked out of
1984 federal financial aid programs could find some
opened doors next year if President Ronald Reagan
signs the fiscal 1985 education funding bill now on
his desk.
Experts predict Reagan will sign H.R. 6028,
which contains the federal education budget for the
October l, 1984 to September 30, 1985 fiscal year,
and was passed October II by both houses of
Student financial aid funds comprise nearly $8
billion of the total $17.9.billion education package,
with $3.6 billion earmarked for Pell grams and $3
billion for Guaranteed Student Loans (CSL). "We
think the increases will loosen up financial aid
substantially," Lou Dietrich, Department of
Education spokeswoman reported, "The budget
exceeds our request for 1985 and provides a great
deal of aid."
Nevertheless, some aid directors around the
country fear the increases may be too little, to late
to help current students, and that they're not big
enough to help students new to the aid programs.
Still, Congress's aid budget is $1.7 billion more
than last year's, and nearly $1.5 billion more than
the president wanted in the 1985 budget.
In his budget request, delivered to Congress last
February, Reagan wanted to fund the Pell program
at its 1984 level, eliminate Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) and State Student Incentive Grants, drastically cut National
Direct Student Loans (NDSL) and increase
Work/Study and GSL allocations.
In addition, the Office of Management and
Budget earlier this year proposed letting inflation
eat away more aid programs by keeping budgets the
same through the next four years. Congress instead
has increased the total education budget by 14 percent and sent it to the White House for Reagan's
"There are increases in just about every program
for 1985," Dietrich noted. "It certainly provides
students with more aid options."
The SEOG program would get $40 million,
NDSLs' $35 million more and College Work/Study
$37.5 million more than 1984 levels if Reagan signs
the bill into law.
College financial aid directors around the country, battered by four years of aid cuts, seem relieved
but unsated. "We've always had a problem here
with lack of funds," Alan Shipley of Northern
Arizona University explained, "Any increase will
make it easier for students to apply for and receive
the dollars they need."
"The increases are good," Jeff Baker of San
Francisco State agreed, "But I'd like to see more of
them and more changes."
"We have a critical problem here," Montana
State Financial Aid Director Jim Craig said, hoping
the increases won't come too late. "Lots of
students apply and we have no funds for them."
"The budget for financial aid has not grown with
the cost of living," he added.
According to one of Reagan's
original proposals, all federal student aid grants will be grouped
under a single grant program,
presumably the Pell Grant, which
is based on need as documented
by an applicants last reported income statements. Programs like
National Direct Student Loan
(NDSL) and S u p p l e m e n t a l
Education Opportunity Program
(SEOP) would be phased out,
said Whitlock.
All federal loan programs
would also be grouped together
under the Guaranteed Student
Loan Program (GSL), said
Whitlock, who added that the
government is trying to stress " a
mandatory self-help program."
Students must begin repaying
their loans within 90 days of
graduation, Whitlock said, noting
that the new program is designed
to ensure loans are paid back. "In
the current job market, students
with a large indebtedness may not
be able to repay with ease," he
Whitlock also said that "GSL
interest rates are tied to the
prevailing market in some
degree," adding that student loan
rates, which are currently at 8.9
percent, may fall to 7 percent if
the economy continues in its current good health.
The loss of programs like the
SEOP will reduce an institution's
" c a p a c i t y to help its own
s t u d e n t s , " said W h i t l o c k ,
because Pell Grant does not give a
school any flexibility in helping
students that do not meet exact
financial need criterion, he
Students whose families are in
the $20,000 to $35,000 income
range would be most severely affected by the Reagan proposals,
said Whitlock, while students in
the lowest income range would
also feel adverse affects because
more people will be competing for
less money.
According to Whitlock about
40,000 to 50,000 students SUNYwide would be affected by the
Reagan administration's plans.
"This is a conservative guess, bin
the effects will be very dramatic,"
he added.
These new proposals will probably not affect stale entitlements, explained Whitlock,
adding that if they do, New York
State would be affected most
because it provides more higher
education assistance than any of
the other 49 states.
In an attempt to combat fraud
and abuse in the financial aid
system, Whitlock said regulations
will also be put into effect that
will raise the standard of accountability for financial aid.
Independent student status
rules will be more stringent and
will require more verification thai
the student docs not receive aid
from his or her family, Whitlock
The United States Student
Association (USSA) is planning
to vote on their own financial aid
proposal this weekend at a
Washington D.C. conference,
said Ross Abelow, a SUNYA
delegate to USSA. "Anything
that cuts down on students rights,
USSA will not support," he said,
adding that USSA will submit
their proposal to the government
for consideration.
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Students on Colonial Quad haven't been
able to get into their kitchen since the key
to it was lost last year.
According to Colonial Quad Board
president Lori Friedman, the key to the
kitchen was lost last year when students
were given access to it through the quad
"I just found out a week or so ago that
Quad Board was responsible for that
room," said Friedman. "I thought it was
residential life's responsibility," she said.
"We've been waiting for residential life
to make new keys," said Friedman, adding
that she doesn't know when the keys will
be replaced.
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increased because Pepsi offers a more extensive line of products to SUNYA soda
Despite Jewish holidays that had many
students taking an entire week off in
September, sales remained higher than last
year, partly due to the fall semester starting earlier this year.
'Smoke In' staged
A few students staged a "Smoke In"
Thursday in front of the Campus Center,
giving away free packs of cigarettes to
passers-by and encouraging people to start
the habit, while the Great American
Smokeout in the Campus Center lobby
asked smokers to quit for twenty four
The Great Smokeout, sponsored by the
TKE fraternity of SUNYA, also asked
non-smokers to participate in Adopt a
Smoker to help a friend quit for twenty
four hours by encouraging them with
Peter Jones, one student who staged the
"Smoke In," said that he was "sick of
jocks" who "got on their backs" about
smoking. He was not sponsored by any
company to give out free packs of
TKE President Barry Pollack said over
470 students participated in the Great
Smokeout and a drawing was held on
Thursday at 5pm giving away a free dinner
for two at the Dutchess, a mug from the
bookstore and a free album or tape from
Koff reappointed
SUNYA Dean of the School of Education Robert Koff has been reappointed by
Governor Mario Cuomo to an advisory
council for the Education Consolidation
and Improvement Act.
The 30 member council, composed of
representaives of public higher education,
school boards and superintendents,
teacher's unions, and the State
Legislature, makes recommendations on
distribution of some 30 million dollars in
federal block grants for New York State
edu.. »'or Its recommendations go to the
Boart of Regents and to Cuomo.
Hot '.as served on the council since
1981, and has chaired the State Education
Conference Board since 1981. He has served on a number of national and state
educational policy committees. Koff joined the University in 1979.
Conference attended
Seven members of SUNYA's chapter of
the American Marketing Association
(AMA) attended a northeast regional
AMA conference held at Hofstra University last weekend, said a SUNYA AMA
chapter member Sue Klein. We had 30
signed up, but because of tests and things,
only seven could go," Klein said.
Klein explained that the conforence inluded several seminars and speakers from
the business world. She said that speakers
included representatives from Money
NBC, Sports
Revlon, The Wall Street Journal, J.C.
Penney, and ADP Computing Company.
'Mr. Newsday' is not just an average paperboy Minorities find much in life to be thankful for
By Christopher Blomquist
The brace-faced adolescent dragging a
stolen shopping cart is a popular image of
a paperboy, but Todd Cherches, better
known on campus as "Mr. Newsday"
breaks the stereotype.
Cherches is a 22-year old graduate student at SUNYA who has
run his own business of
delivering the Long Island
daily newspaper NewsdayProfile
to SUNYA students for the
past three years. He will
turn the business over to his suitemates
when he receives his Masters degree in
December, he said.
Cherches' Newsday business was begun
in his junior year. He had applied, he said,
to work in Newsday's mailroom in the
summer of 1983, but managed at the time
to get a sales representative position
While working at the paper, he
presented his idea of making Newsday
available to SUNYA students. Cherches
said he told Newsday, "There are a lot of
Long Island people up there who would be
interested in Newsday. I know I miss it."
He originally delivered Monday through
Friday issues lo 50 Slate and Indian Quad
customers, he said, but last year he increased his route lo include all four uptown quads, and his subscriptions doubled. Now, wilh Ihe help of his suitemates,
he delivers the paper lo 135 rooms across
Ihe uptown campus.
Cherches gave three reasons for .starting
Ihe business. "First of all is ihe money. Second, I get satisfaction in having my own
business and having thai work out. And
third, I enjoy meeting people."
He estimated that he makes over one
hundred dollars a week delivering the
paper. "It takes me an average of two
hours a day to deliver" he said, noting that
he makes about 14 dollars an hour.
"There's no way you can get a part-time
job that pays that type of money," he
But collecting the two dollars and fiftycent weekly subscription fee can
sometimes be a problem, Cherches said.
"People tell me their mother isn't home,"
he stated.
"Mr. Newsday" has his ways of handling late payers, however he recalled, "A
guy pretended he was sleeping...he was the act and he had to pay." After
Cherches waited silently outside the student's door, and when the "sleeper" opened an eye to check if Cherches had left, he
was forced to pay his bill.
"Some people actually scream when
they get their Newsday, he said. These
same customers have shown their happiness at Cherches' service by nicknaming
him 'Mr. Newsday.' "They call me 'Mr.
Newsday' and I like it" he said, adding,
"in fact, I was walking in Smithhaven
Mall on Long Island over vacation and one
girl said, 'Ma! That's Mr. Newsday!' "
Cherches said that the majority of his
subscriptions come from frosh.
"Freshmen are basically interested in high
school and local news" he said, adding
thai uppcrclassmen have less of a desire, or
interest, to know what's giong on in their
According to an informal study Cherches said he conducted, "Guys basically
get it for sports and news and girls get it
for Ann Landers, the comics, and the
The newspapers are sent on a Huntington Greyhound bus, and reach Cherches at about 1:00 p.m. "The people here
gel Newsday before their parents at home"
he said, explaining that the papers are
dropped off at students' rooms between I
p.m. and 4 p.m..
He noted that SUNYA Newsday
benefits outweigh the negatives." Cherches said he once tried delivering the
papers while wearing rubber gloves to prevent the newsprint from getting over his
hands, but abandoned the idea after being
laughed at.
Cherches lives on State Quad, he said,
because, "Out of my 130 customers, 60 are
on State with an average of 25 each in ihe
other .quads."
Cherches graduated last May with a
Bachelor's degree in Communications and
En lish, and will get his Masters in
De ember as part of a five year Bachelors
— Masters program. "I was the first to be
accepted and I'm the first to graduate," he
proudly stated.
Cherches said he enjoyed his past summer job as a researcher in the NBC Archives so much that he intends to apply to
the network's Management Association
Program after he graduates. Although his
acceptence is uncertain, he said he knows
for sure that he wants to work "definitely
in television, preferably NBC in either
Todd Cherches
subscribers have other advantages. sales or marketing." He explained, "The
"Newsday is the only papers on campus main reasons I want to go into these areas
that you can get delivered lo your door" is that I want to be rich. I want lo have
he said, because 77ie New York Times, money to do the things I want lo do."
His interest in NBC isn't jusl talk either.
which University Auxiliary Services
delivered, is sent to student mailboxes each Cherches wore a technicolor NBC peacock
shirt, while sitting under a NBC peacock
day before breakfast.
Cherches said Newsday's had more ap- towel that hangs on his wall.
"THc main reason I got the NBC job
peal than The Times because, "Most
students read texlbooks all day. Newsday's was because of academic records, grades,
my work with Newsday," he said. "I
I'ormat is more conducive to college
students. 77ie Times style is like another had a good time there (at NBC)," he added. "I like television excitement, There
"Outside of the Long Island and New aren't many other jobs where you can go
York City area, this is the only place to get lo the cafeteria, sit down, and eat lunch
Newsday north of Manhattan," he with a celebrity."
While at NBC, Cherches met late Nighi
There arc some negative aspects lo Ihe Wilh David Lclterman slar, Larry "Mud"
business he conceded. "I have bad back Melman and Lclterman himself, "People
problems and my hands are all black by outside the building say he (Lclterman) is
Ihe end of the day," he said. "But Ihe
By Patrice Johnson
"In all my darkness
I found a ray of sunshine
It was a part of me
I had come to save myself"
As minorities, it is not difficult
to focus our attention on the
many struggles we have encountered and are experiencing.
Our struggle
begins the moment Beyond
we are released
from our mothers'
womb into the
cold, chaotic, and Majority
confused world, and extends itself
until our last breaths.
In the midst of our battling for
equality, achievement, and
sustenance, we are continually
alerted to various injustices. As
these injustices inevitably greet
and haunt our lives, we
sometimes feel that we have
nothing to be thankful for. On
the contrary, we have a lot to be
thankful for.
First, although this morning we
awoke to a land full of
discrimination, racism, and prejudice, we still awoke. We can be
thankful for life, for as long as wc
live, we can fight and bring about
a change. A change that we may
not live to witness, but that our
unborn relatives may gradually
benefit from, just as we have
benefited from the efforts of
those who preceded us.
Second, although we may
sometimes be disillusioned to the
inbalances and realities of the
educationa. economical, and
political systems, we are becoming aware. We can be thankful for
our awareness. Awareness has initialed our instincts to bond and
to fight. Awareness resulted from
the issues of our experience and
the status of our people.
Awareness has caused us to press
upward utilizing various
In striving to attain and overcome, we are encouraging in
others the urge to rise after being
stilled by the negativities of
Third, we can be thankful for
feeling good about ourselves in a
society which strongly stereotypes
and paints negative images of
minorities. We can be thankful
that we have learned the true information about ourselves from
our ancestors, our historians, and
each other so that wc would not
be brainwashed by society and
formulate low concepts based on
literal falseness. We arc, in fact,
positive people.
Moreover, we can be thankful
for our mothers' strength and
comfort when we become weary;
for our fathers' assurance and
persuasion when we needed a
boost and a lift; for our sisters'
smiles and shoulders when wc
momentarily wanted lo lean; for
our brothers' hands when wc
needed to know thai we were not
alone during our struggles, but
We can be thankful for the love
and good that exists in our hearts,
but sometimes, through all the
pain, we find it hard to surface.
We can be thankful for our intelligence, morality, and perceptions, although society often attempts to downplay them and
make us appear non-intelligent,
immoral, and with distorted
We can be thankful because we
have been tried by Ihe fire over
and over again, and have failed lo
turn into ashes. And still we can
be thankfull...
The reality is that there are so
many things that we can be
thankful for. Although we are
victims of many negative circumstances, wc have a lot of
posilivity prevailing within. This
positivity is often shown by way
of our actions, mentality and
emotional expressions. The birth
of this positivity, our ability to
portray it, and our strength to
sustain it, are yet other resevoirs
for our gratitudes.
It is true that the cold realities
oflen make us feel that wc don't
have much lo be grateful for. We
must know what to appreciate
and what to be and not to be
thankful for. Certainly we are not
thankful for the manner in which
we have been put down and
discriminated against by society
just because we were a minority.
Wc extend our gratitudes to the
mere things which encourage and
motivate our "becomings" —
becoming whole.
Thanksgiving is not just a time
to stuff ourselves without
acknowledging its sentiment and
relating it to our lives. We should
acknowledge the force which has
kept us striving, and has protected us from being devoured by
the fires.
Moreover, as we continue in
our battles and struggles, everyday should be one of thanksgiving
— remembering all the pluses of
our existence and extending our
gratitudes and appreciation. Not
only is this a moral act, but it
keep's us strong in our battles to
achieve, and further exemplifies
our positivity.
We have a lot lo be thankful
for, needless to say — for
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Student Associations are really American
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ringing America Back.
That was one o f President Reagan's campaign themes. Conservatives are now trying to
ride the wake of Reagan's landslide victory to bring
back their version of America to our campuses. But we
won't have it.
Yesterday, students at SUNY Buffalo overwhelmingly quashed an attempt by conservative campus
groups to abolish the mandatory student activity fee
that funds their SA and contributes to SASU (see
stories, page 1).
If the move had succeeded, the fee would become
voluntary, spelling the end for Buffalo's SA.
Why would this conservative coalition want lo
destroy the source of almost all student activity?
Because they see Student Associations as havens for
liberals, catering to minorities and other groups that
support "leftist" causes.
W h a t really worries the conservatives is that there
is trouble in their paradise — they are witnessing the
collapse of the white male dominated America, the
"good old days" of the 50's when their version >'of
America reigned supreme.
But this is no longer a nation that will tolerate
racism and prejudice, that will blame women for the
rape and discrimination they must live with, that will
lock homosexuals in the closet as mentally ill. We will
not sit by as our government supports brutal military
dictatorships or capriciously interferes in other nations' destinies for our own political and economic
The America conservatives want brought back is
washing away, becausetltere is a growing undercurrent
of awareness, enlightenment and concern.
A n d yes, student associations do reflect these progressive ideals. There are places where
minorities have
their voice, and the chance to gain what has been and
is stiil denied them in the "real w o r l d . "
They are places where authority and the status quo
are questioned, and where social change is a goal, and
not a threat.
They are places where students can explore the
possibilities of a new and improved America, and not
sink back into the deluded nostalgia of days gone by,
But no, they arc not havens for liberals and leftists.
Conservatives have as much a right to student money
as anyone. And that is the beauty of SA's — I hey serve
all students, they arc open to everyone.
Good work, comrades in Buffalo. You proved tons
that the America we want is better than what a
desperate conservative conspiracy is trying to save. A
progressive America, that is moving ahead into a new
and greater vision than the status quo of the past.
Quality education at a fair price
The SUNY system provides tin education of low cost
and high quality, It Is certainly a benefit to the thousands
of students who attend SUNY schools that these exist,
and in addition, that they remain low cost, and high
quality. With every ten! percent tuition increase two percent of the students are closed dill of an education.
Nathaniel Charney
SUNY's mission is " l o provide broad access lo a quality higher education based on the desire to learn nol the
ability lo pay." The desire of students to continue this
system is exemplified by one organization which continues lo light to keep the SUNY mission in place. The
Student Association of the Stale University is a statewide
advocacy organization promoting the interests of SUNY
students, livery full lime undergraduate student, as well
as countless graduate and part time students, pay $1.50
per semester to the SASU organization. Where docs this
money go, and what arc yon getting for it?
The answer lo this question is simple. SASU is an extremely effective lobbying group, presenting the student
side lo SUNY Central Administration, the Legislature,
the Governor's office, courts and other statewide
decision-making bodies. SUNY-Albany has llirce
delegates to SASU; one being the SA President, and two
The Mthoi is a SUNY Albany delegate to SASU.
elected delegates. Although the conferences that are
scheduled ihroughoul the year are vital to the functioning
of SASU, the real effort comes in Ihe "grass-roots,"
In Ihe past year, SASU has led statewide lights against
a raise in Ihe drinking age, tuition hikes and increased
women's safely, among countless oilier issues. SASU has
impressively come out victorious in all of these issues.
Thanks lo grass-roots campaigning ihe twenty-one year
old drinking age was slopped in the stale legislature. The
1984-85 year will be without any tuition increase and
women can be assured that their safety on SUNY campuses will be the focus of much study and action.
SASU can be only as effective as a result of direct student involvement. The power of a statewide student
union comes from an intense network of local campus
chapters, regional organizations, and a statewide decision
making body. (Issues present themselves when they are
threatening the SUNY mission.)
Every year SASU holds a membership conference
where issues are placed on the agenda for the year. This
year, along with battling any tuition hike and raise in the
drinking age, SASU has prioritized voter registration,
minority recruitment and retention and women's safety.
You might say that state legislators and the governor, as
well as the entire SUNY Central Adminislration, pay
close attention to what SASU is doing. They realize that
when this enormous student union had decided to tackle
an issue, attention must be paid to the student side of the
Recently when the SUNY Hoard of Trustees nied in
usurp power from the Student Associations of Ihe SUNY
schools by making a separate adminislralivcly controlled
athletic fee, SASU, ns well as Student Associations across
Ihe slate, jumped on the issue. Within one week students
from across the state were educated about Ihe issue and
Ihe trustee meeting for that debate was packed with
students. Without a student union, the Trustees would
have slipped thai one by us, and more of the SI NY mission would have been lost; instead the student side was
brought forward, and the Trustees voted down llie
In October of 1970, student government lenders met in
Albany for Ihe first business session of Ihe newly formed
Student Association of tile State University of New York.
Two years later SASU was established as a statewide
representative organization, the current delegate system
was set up, first officers were elected, and a central office
in downtown Albany was opened. Twelve years later, Ihe
reality of what SASU has achieved far exceeds Ihe visions
of the founding student leaders.
The SUNY mission to provide a low-cost high quality
education, with equality in access, has survived ihe attacks of many legislators and Administrators. SASU will
continue to fight to preserve this system, and its survival
depends on the activism of the entire student population
of NY State.
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ady, the latest albimi by One W.iy,
is a quite superb album. It is plain
and simple, a product of talent and
imagination. One Way is a team of very
talented Black Americans that understand
that music is for entertainment and their
latest album Is entertaining. The title, Lady.
suggests dignity and grace, and this album
is deserving of this title. It is a work of art
and has success written on every
millimeter of It. Lady contains eight songs,
some of which are excellent modern dance
tunes andjpthers, good old-fashioned soul
Davus Jenkins
Overall the first side is belter than the second. It holds classic songs, with shadows
of other classic artists. The title tune, "Lady
You Are," is probably the best song on the
album. With veteran Al Hudson on lead
vocals there is a revival of soul music in its
most becoming form, to the likes of the
Stylislics and early Earth. Wind and Fire,
Al's falsetto cry is excellent, smooth and
evoking. The second cut is by Candyce Edwards; it is entitled "I'll Make It Up To
You." Candyce is the newest member of
the group and a welcomed addition to the
team. Her input gives the group even more
versatility. "I'll Make It Up To You" is a
fresh breathe of air. Her style on this cut
(on lead anil backup vocal) is reminiscent
of early Cpacka Khan.
The thifd track, "If Only You Knew,"
features pro Al Hudson up front again.
This has a beautiful jazzy-soul taste to it
featuring Leroy Hyter on saxophone;
outstanding! The vocal arrrangement puts
"If Only You Knew" is a class with some of
Lionel Richie's solo numbers such as "You
Are" and "Love Will Find A Way." It is a.
very pretty love song that creates a soft
romantic atmosphere. The last, song,
"Don't Stop," again is led by Al Hudson's
talented voice. The background vocals are
so sweet and the lyrics magnetic. The vocal
production is excellent, with the qualities
of the current Jermaine Jackson album.
Side two consists more of dance music
for the urban contemporary disco or night
club. The first song is "Mr. Grove" with
lead vocals by Kevin McCord, a multiinstrument wizard, on the vocorder. The
musical arrangement seems to be inspired
from the James Brown type "funk." In fact
the entire song seems to be an "electrofunk" tribute to James Brown the Codfather of Soul (possibly "Mr. Groove").
This song features a background vocal tbat
appears to be in the same vain as comedian
Eddie Murphy's impersonation of James
Brown. "Mr. Groove" is followed by
another "strictly for dancing" cut called
"Smile" which has a musical flavor similar
to the more recent releases by the group
or, My Life As An Ugly Editor
Once upon a lime there was a freshman named John, who thought it would be fun to write
for a newspaper. He even (why deny it?) harbored some notions of maybe obtaining -in
editorial position someday. Not soon, he knew, because in a school the size of SUNYA, the
school paper would naturally have an enormous staff, so it would probably be the work of
two or three .semesters writing before he could even work himself up into, let's say, an
editorial assistant's position. Or so he imagined.
But surprise! The people staffing this paper (which was known as the ASP) weren't as old as
he imagined, and there weren't quite as many of them as he'd assumed there would be, either.
Especially in the leisure section, which was called Aspects, Always of a creative (not to mention ambitious) frame of mind, John decided that Aspects was the section for him; it was
original, it was fun, and the competition wasn't as stiff. By this time he'd figured that with luck
he might be Aspects editor by the time he was a second semester sophomore. . .a full editor!
Oh, boy, was he excited.
But then one thing led to another, and before little John knew it, he was Aspects
editor, . .only he was a second semester freshman. Wow! He was really impressed with
himself then, let mc tell you.
And so he spent the rest of His first year of school editing Aspects. There were mistakes, of
course; a "humorous" St. Patrick's Day issue that nobody laughed at; a review of a two-yearold album; that sort of thing. Gradually, though, it straightened out, so that by the limejohnnyboy was actually a sophomore, Ihe section was looking good; not amazing, but better than
He'd even gotten to write his own column, as all Aspects editors did; he called his column
C'esl Moi, which was taken from a song in Camelot that went;
C'est moi, c'vst moi, I blush to disclose
'Tis I, I humbly reply
The mortal who these marvels can do
C'est moi, c'est moi, is I
John was not the most humble person, even at the best of times.
But reality reared its ugly head, for although John's editing was getting better and belter, his
schoolwork was getting worse and worse, ami as John well knew, you can't be Aspects editor
if Ihe kick you out of school. Also, all this editing was interfering with his writing, oddly
enough; his columns had gotten so bad that he'd slopped writing them when he could avoid it.
So, by the time the end of his first semester as a sophomore was rolling around, John was just
about ready to pack it in as Aspects editor. Not as an ASPie, of course; that designation can
never really be shed. So, on November 15, 1984, old John the wonderboy sat down to write
his farewell column. I le sat in front of the computer screen for a while, thinking about the past
year and a half, and all the things he wanted to say about being the Aspects editor, and bethought about all the people he wanted to thank.
Then he had a major heart attack, brought on by lack of sleep, and died.
So I had to write this column.
Jim Lilll y
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So, what'd you think of it?
K V Guy
(No Friend To Keith Marder)
1 he 1 ime. The ry thym-scction and bass are
set at a running pace much in the mood of
The Times' music which is old style funk
with undertones of Rock and Roll.
Although Al Hudson is not at his best (Ihe
lead vocal is rather obscure and back-up
vocals arc near a whisper) it makes for
some good footwork on the dance floor.
These different styles show One Way's
The next cut, "Dynomile," is a disculec
classic. It is a classic example of today's urban contemporary music, featuring Kevin
McCord as lead singer. This song is good
for mixing. The final number, "Can't Get
Enough," is a duet between Al Hudson and
Candyce Edwards. This cut is destined to
become a standard. It is a modern soul song
in the tradition of Shalamar. If has a good
solid melody and chorus and is bound to
be rerecorded by a duo at some point in
the future.
I believe if given enough air play One
A'ay can become a stable force in today's
music. Record sales would soar because
One Way's music speaks for itself. One
A*ay will reach a large cross-section of
listeners because their diverse style allows
them to have an attraction of different audiences. This is One Way's eighth album.
They have long since ripened and are still
fresh and alive with new, exciting material.
There is strong potential for this group
waiting to explode. For now we can sit
back and watch the rising of a star because
once One Way hits the charts full force
there is only one way for One Way lo go:
To Ihe Topi!
Music Of 20th Century
A Classical Delight
Tomorrow night at 8 p.m. the atmosphere of the Recital Hall will be
sweetened by "Diverse Voices; Music of
the 20th Century."
This Faculty Showcase Concert, sponsored by the Department of Music and the
College of Humanities and Fine Arts, will
feature Anne Turner, a popular tigure
among the Capital District's artistic community. She will be accompanied by her
three-year counterpart, virtuoso pianist
Carole Friedman.
The program's objective is to broaden
the interests of modern concert-goers who,
according to Turner, "seem to have an inborn prejudice that anything current is not
good. Music lovers don't want to hear
twentieth century (classical) music because
they think it's all going to be very weird
and ugly. We want to show that there is a
diversity of melodic and harmonic styles,
and that it's all very beautiful, and
Saturday's concert will feature the
sublime/romantic, more "traditional" compositions of artists like Joaquin Turina,
Samuel Barber, Joseph Poulcnc, and more
"far out," avant-garde pieces like John
Cage's, "A Perilous Night." Cage, the lively Rochester native explains, turned the
piano into a percussion ensemble by inserting pieces of wooden pegs, weather stripping, and paperclips between certain strings.
"That's wacko, but it's neat and people
love it!" ...Carole Friedman will "go solo"
with this number.
"Diverse Voices" was well received by
audiences at Albany's First Unitarian
Church and the State University College of
New York, Genesco, Turner cited. She anticipates a similar response from the
SUNYA community Saturday night. "The
Albany area has become so sophisticated
musically; I'd like to think I contributed to
Turner, a voice teacher here at SUNYA
and the College of St. Rose, has appeared
as a soloist with the Albany, Springfield
(Ma.), and Boston Symphonies. In 1980,
she gave a critically lauded debut recital at
the Carnegie Recital Hall.
Carole Friedman, a native Philadelphian,
who taught in SUNYA's Women Studies
program last year, is well-travelled. She has
appeared as piano soloist, accompanist and
chamber artist throughout the Northeast,
California, Texas, Minnesota, Indiana, and
Canada. She, in addition, performed with
the Philadelphia Orchestra as a child protege. "She's a dynamite pianist. I've worked with some outstanding pianists, and I
must say she is Ihe best I've ever worked
...It's all too "square" and "stuffy," you
think? Cuess again. True, Anne and Carole
•won't fashion purple-dyed "mohawks" or
flashy attire, but bare in mind, "no one's
ever been to one of my concerts, and said
it was stodgy and dull," Turner assures. She
hopes this concert will get a fewstudents
to appreciate classical music. "You need to
come to a concert with an open mind, to
accept each piece for what it is."
Again, ticket prices are more than
reasonable: $3 for the general public, $2
for students and senior citizens. Call
457-8606 for reservations.
— Mark Latino
Trends In Filmmaking;
What Makes A Hit?
he American motion picture going public
is a fickle group. They drive studio heads
crazy by selecting certain films to attend
and neglecting more deserving fare. Money is the
bottom line. And if it works once, capitalize on it,
do it again. For this reason we can look forward
to sequels such as Rocky IV, First Blood II, Police
II, Porky's Revenge, 2010, and
Supergirl in the coming months.
Often, a picture garners more than the prestige
of repetition. Popularity permits a snowballing effect which eventually popularizes a genre. The
release of Sfar Wars spawned Close Encounters,
Star Trek the Motion P/cfuretinitially pegged as a
succession of two-hour TV movies), Empire
Strikes Back, Return ofthejedi, and various lesser
The trickle down theory could be felt by
several hack directors who hit the jackpot with an
onslaught of mad slasher flicks. These mania
mavericks have John Carpenter to thank for their
well-being. The unqualified success of his independently produced Halloween opened the
blood gates to Friday the 13th and its successors,
Halloween II and III, The Amityville Horror, The
Spawning, The Children, and The Boogey Man.
among others.
Many of these cheap flicks collect dust on a
shelf until some overworked, underpaid executive recognizes a famous face before it is
bludgeoned. Beau (prior to Bo of "10" fame)
Derek lost her leg to Orca in the Jaws rip-off of
the same name. Rachel Ward(Aga/nsr All Odds),
Darryl Hannah(Sp/ash), and Adrian Zmed(7"./.
Hooker) each experienced The Final Terror.
Kevin Bacon of Footloose earned his purple heart
in Friday the 13th by having a knife tear through
his neck. Even Brooke Shields suffered at the
hands of greed. The distributors of Alice, Sweet
Alice sent out lobby posters containing an inset
photo of Brooke from the Blue Lagoon. She was
only nine or ten at the time of filming the horror
flick, light years away from mega-stardom. Making matters worse was the fact that Brooke appeared in the picture for a grand total of six
minutes before dying a violent offscreen death.
by Ian Spelling
A fad of the early 80's was the revival of 3-D.
The original House of Wax with Vincent Price at
his pre-Thrillcr best and Charles Bronson at his
pre-Death Wish ugly lead the way. In quick suecesion arrived Amityville 3-D, Friday the 13th
3-D, The Man Who Wasn't There in 3-D, The
Treasure of the Three Crowns, Comin at Ya, anc
even Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder.
While Friday the 13th 3-D was a blood bath it
boasted brilliant and clear 3-D cinematography
which complemented the effect of eyes popping
out, in-flight spears, and flesh rotting. A personal
favorite is Parasite, which starred Demi
Moore(Jackie Templeton on General Hospital). It
had something to do with a gigantic 3-D worm.
Enough said.
What made Friday the 13th a hit, and a serious
social metaphor such as Ragtime a financial
failure? Fickleness? Luck? Timing? James Cagney's
fit it screen appearence in years didn't help
Ragtime. Perhaps the old cliche "Ihe bigger they
are the harder they fall" applies too often. Major
stars perform in the major flops; Burt ReynoldsRough Cut, Clint Eashvood-r7onJrey7bnfc Man,
Robert Rcdiord-Brubaker. Paul Newman-Harry
and Son. Carol Burnett-C/iu Chu and the Philly
Flash. Barbra Streisand-A// Night Long, Liz
Taylor-The Mirror Crack'd, even Coldie Hawr
took the Swing Shift.
So what's in a hit? Could it be the star? Could it
be the story? Could it be the timing? Well, yes,
no, and maybe. One never knows, do one7
Footloose, Splash, and Romancing the Stone,
were each box office winners despite less than
sparkling reviews. Why? Good question. You,
the reader-moviegoer, decided the fates of these
and all other films.
Splash hooked audiences from the outset with
its sweet charm and the surprising professionalism
of director Ron Howard. Romancing the Stone
combined wit and action with cynical 80's satire.
It also caught people off-guard. Who knew
Kathleen Turner could perform comedy or
remembered Michael Douglas was still alive7
Footloose had no bonafide reason for working.
Chris Penn's amiable performance helped
separate his image from that of his brother
SeanlFasr Times at Ridgemont High).But that was
it. The storyline made no sense: a big-city kid in a
small-city town fights the preacher over the banning of rock music. The preacherioverplayed
John Lithgow) allows his daughter to wear the
tightest pants available and smother herself under
pounds of make-up, but refuses to accept music
other than Ludwig Von. Why? I don't care. Did
While those three films clicked this past summer, Streets of Fire, Bolero, and The Last Starfighter quickly fizzled out. Streets was a boring
piece of trash that pretended to be an art film.
Star Michael Pare, who lip-synced through the
underrated Eddie and the Cruisers, abdicated the
mouthing duties to Diane Lane. I enjoyed silence
while she "sang" and deafening screeching as she
pouted. Walter Hill, the director of 48 Hours,
surely lost his grip on this runaway tripe.
Bolero possessed another nailbiting performance by Bo Derek, literally. She has developed
this nasty habit of biting her nails through-out a
film. I wonder if she spits out the clippings, or
does she swallow? Ask John. The highly touted
sex scenes werf shot in Olympic style super
duper slo-mo, only to add new meaning to the
word "bo-ripg." For good measure, Bo and partner reach ecstasy on a bed of clouds positioned
under neon signs declaring "ecstacy" in bright
blue and red. Bolero was a great audience participation experience. Profle meandered in the"
lobby discussing the deb* while the film was
still running. Those who r< nained threw M&M.'s
UP ctions to Bo.
or popcorn or shout
The Last Starfighter coulW've been a contender,
but lost to Gizmo, the man imallow man, and the
karate kid. Lance Guest w< totally charming in a
dual role. He portray" the earthling who
becomes the savior of ll'e universe and the android who replaces llim il earth. Aside from
cheesy computer-created sfecial effects, the picture could do no wrong had wit, charm, offbeat humor, and a laid bx:l style. There was even
a genuinely developed relationship between
Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, a young and
talented actress worthy of keeping an attentive
eye on.
The drama filters into several film categories.
Dramas usually are made on low budgets,
therefore they need not be blockbusters to satisfy
their investors. Black Sunday, Dog Day Afternoon, Marathon Man, Terms of Endearment, and
The Big Chill are appropriate examples. An exception would be Reds, which ran up such a
bloated budget that its decent run left it in the
Blockbusters and bombs generate the most
significant amount of publicity before and after
their release. Currently hyped are The Cotton
Club and Dune. Dune must cater to millions of
readers who have high expectations for director
David Lynch's interpretation. Any major deviation from the Herbert novel and there will be hell
to pay.
Cotton Club has been plagued with problems
from day one. Director Francis Ford Coppola is
not known for his promptness or ability to pinch
pennies; the ballooned $50 million budget attests
to this. The chemistry between Richard Gere,
Diane Lane, and Gregory Hines must be explosive for the film to break even. Several
estimates suggest the -film's red ink, black ink
divider to be nearly $150 million. Helping to
defray budgetary costs will be income received
from licensing rights to fashions worn in the picture. Word has it that the 40's style outfits may
leave Diane Keaton and the Annie Hall look in
the dust.
Though the verdict won't be out on Cotton
Club or Dune for months to come, one or both of
the films may turn out to be outright flops. Flops
have always been of great interest to avid
moviegoers. Perhaps the best known of this unenviable distinction is Heaven's Cate. This particular
film maintains the top spot in the record books as
the biggest money loser of all-time. Michael
Cimino's would-be western-drama cost nearly
$50 million to produce and took in less than $5
million. More cash was spent attempting to
release a shorter, more cohesive version. This effort failed to put a dent in the empty bucket.
Francis Coppola's $26 million One From the
Heart forced the director to sell his own Zoetrope
Studios and file for bankruptcy. Each project the
man undertakes becomes a high stakes gamble; heplaces much of his personal wealth on the chances
of the film being a major financial success. This
method worked on Apocalypse Now, but Hearts
immediate demise compelled Coppola to film
two "little" movies.
The Outsiders received mixed reviews but
youngsters showed up en masse, turning the picture into a modest hit. No one expected the
miserable Rumble Fish to be as awful as it was.
Matt Dillon's poor acting, the unusual use of German expressionism, and black and white
photography further confounded disbelieving audiences. Fortunately, the film's budget was
minute, and the picture nearly broke even before
critics tore into it.
Probably the most popular topic of discussion
among cimemaphiles is the blockbuster. Defined
as a picture which grosses an inordinate amount
of money, blockbusters are rare indeed. What
may set them apart from less fruitful films is the
man behind the camera. A handful of directors
are responsible for the handful of mega-hits.
Steven Spielberg and Ceorge Lucas (in tandem
and solo) have churned out Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Raiders of
the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom, Return of the
Jedi, and the most successful motion picture of
them all, E.T.-The ExtraTerrcstrial.
Most of the above films reside atop the list of
all-time top money makers. Spielberg and Lucas
obviously have the magic touch that pulls people
into the theaters over and over again. When they
work together they are unbeatable, as Raiders
and Temple of Doom proved. Every once in a
while a non Spielberg-Lucas entry penetrates the
blockbuster roster. Ghostbusters and the Superman series are just two examples.
There is a major distinction between a
, blockbuster and a hit. A blockbuster earns more
than $150 million. But there is another fine line
which bears examination — the cost of a film subtracted from Its box office tally. Production and
publicity costs comprise the entire budget of a
film, though advertising costs are not generally included in the price tag reported to the public. For
instance, Star Trek-The Motion Picture made
more than $150 million, but cost more than $50
million to shoot, excluding peripheral expenses.
Treks II and III cost $12 million and $16.5
million,respectively. Therefore, their nearly $100
million performances actually meant almost as
much money as Star Trek-The Motion Picture.
So it can safely be said The Verdict, Rocky I, II
& III, The Blues Brothers, Staying Alive, Revenge
of the Nerds, Private Benja-nin, Heaven Can
Wait, the James Bond series, and the Dirty Harryseries were pictures which surpassed their initial
production costs.
The films mentioned in this article were chosen
arbitrarily. Naming every film ever made would
serve no purpose. Selecting several to examine in
detail is perhaps the only way to study the
strange phenomenon of movie making and
marketing. Fads, styles, and ideas often pop up
over and over but do not lead to the pot at the
end of the rainbow. Why? We'll never know.
And if we did, all the fun would disappear.
I N o v e m b e r 16, 1984
6a Aspects |
vlovember 16, 1984 |
XTC's Express Is Quite A Ride
he Beatles hailed f r o m England, so
does XTC. The Beatles were pop
geniuses, so is X T C . Eventually the
Beatles stopped touring in order to writer
rather than just record albums, so has XTC.
so we can stand right up and say we did
Michael Eck
Swlridan, England is a rail town and XTC
is their little train that could. In the past six
years the hand, led by A n d y Partridge, has
relatively quietly released a string of
b r i l l i a n a l b u m s . Mass
popularicty has never been a goal; heaven
knows what w o u l d happen to Partridge's
psyche if millions of the admiring showed
up at his door (they ceased louring because
of his notorious onstage breakdowns). XTC
is one oi those core bands that lly in .the
lace til' record company advisors anil simply play their music their way — am\ get
away with it.
Their latest effort The Big Express is the
culmination of their career. It blends their
last three releases {BlackSen, English'S'elt'lcment, anil last year's Mummer)
into a
unified whole that is at once satisfying and
challenging. Partridge dominates this
album. Fellow songwriter Coiin Maukling,
possible the one man with a more enticing
pop sensitivity than Partridge, penned only
two of the eleven tracks. The album is rife,
as always, w i t h very British sentiment and
imagery. Like Paul Welles, Partridge loves
his country but hates what is happening to
it, "The Everydat Story of Smalltowns" like
most of The Big Express tempers the past
oral gentility of Mummer w i t h the sharpness of Black Sea. Smalltown is Partridge's
dark suburbia that plays bedfellow to
Weller's city in " T o w n called Mabie." "I
bought myself-a Liarbird" continues the
vicious music industry attack begun in last
y e a r V F u n k pop a roll."
The pointless violence of war has long
it in his name.
"Reign of Blows (Vote no violence)" is
openly anti-war and he indicts the superpowers, particulary the U.S.
Decked out in blue white and red...
and by the half light of burning republics
Joe Stalin looks just like Uncle Sam
7 1
been a subject for Partridge and Maudling
— almost an obsession. T h e satire of
"Generals and Majors" and "Living
Through another ruba" has become even
more cynical, saddened by reality. A t least
three songs weep the virtue o f peace after
the war. "This world's over" is, musically,
the simplest on the album; and, somewhat
similar to lOcc, the typical spastic rhythms
and staccato gruntings are lain aside in
order t o give weight t o the message. Partride follows in the faststeps of the film
Testament — instead o f chanting " N o
war," "Peace n o w " slogans he simply gives
the listener a view of life after the bomb,
...will you smile like any mother
as you bathe your brand new twins
will you sing about the missiles
as you dry odd numbered limbs
The attack on organized religions and
putting false prophets before war begun in
Black Sea's "Travels in Nihilors" also
...will you tell them about that far off
and mythical land
and how a child to the virgin came
will you tell them that the reason why
we murdered
upon the surface of the
"I remember the sun," a beautiful
Maudling contribution, also touches plaintively on the subject.
O n the lighter side, love is their other
favorite subject. "You're the wish you are I
had" features an optimistically beautiful
chorus and twisted phrasing. " A l l you pretty girls" is the single and is the most
Beatlcs-csquc (Partridge must have been
listening to Sgt. Pepper before this album
was recorded.) It has possibilities, I hope,
for commercial airplay. "Seagulls screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her" has keyboards playing the morlial rhythms usually handled by
guitarist Dave Gregory. Bcalle-likc harms
push along the song and counterpoint the
two-part vocals,
Peter Phipp's huge drum sound fills out
the bottom end of the recording spectrum.
His replacement of Terry Chambers has
not affected the XTC sound. Partridge's re- •
cent interest in various percussive elements
most likely determines Phipps parts
anyway. Dedicated fans w i l l be pleased
w i t h the growth within the XTC format;
the unitiated have no better chance to sample than now.
Maudling says in the album's opener,
"Wake Up,"
..."The radio is blaring out
its in one ear and then its out
you didn"t notice that the record's over
who cares..."
You'll notice when The Big Express is
over — if only to put the tonearm back on
side one for another listen.
^Aspects 7a
Hanoi Rocks By Its Cover
lend to believe Ih.i. uu i n judge,
or at least get a goo I idea about an
album, by its cover.
j me ways,
the cover to Hanoi Rocks' first American
LP, Two Steps From The Move, is an exception. To me, the picture of the band on
the cover looks like the New York Dolls:
androgenous looks, leased hair, a bit of
make-up, sort of like strung-out royally.
Some people seem to think Hanoi Rocks
looks like M o t l e y Crue. M o t l e y Crue look
the Dolls' look and then trussed it up with
leather and spikes so as to fit with their
ridiculously masculine image. What appears put o n for M o t l e y Crue seems
natural for Hanoi Rocks. Their appearance
is a product of them and their music, not
visa-versa. Hanoi Rocks is real rock band,
like the New York Dolls, not a mere collection of poses and cliches.
Hanoi Rocks have been around since
1980. They started in Finland, their home,
and then moved on to London, where they
are now based. A n d y M c C o y and Sam
Yaffa, lead guitarist and bassist, had been
in Finland's top punk band. W i t h friends
Nasty Suicide (nee Jan Stenfors) on r h y t h m
guitar, G y p Casino on drums, they formed
the original Hanoi Rocks. Their first album,
Bangkok Shocks Saigon Shakes Hanoi
Rocks, did verj/ well in Finland, and their
next three albums, Oriental
Beat, Self
Blues, and Back to
Mystery City proceeded to make them
"the" band in Finland and very popular
f throughout England and Europe. Also durf ing this time, just before the recording of
Back to the Mystery City, C y p Casino was
sacked and replaced by Razzle. A t this
point, they are about as popular in England
as Van Halen is here, and about as popular
as cola in Finland. A n excellent sample of
Hanoi Rocks' first four ablums is the double live import album. All Those Wasted
Years. Recorded at the Marquee in London, it shows off Hanoi Rocks at their besti
a bit of Aerosmith, a bit of M o l t , a bit of
the Stooges, some of the Stones, and a big
N Y Dolls influence. (In fact, Johnny
Thunders, cx-lead guitarist of the now
defunct New York Dolls, encored with the
hand recently in London.) All
Wasted Years is a good, raunchy live
album and a good introduction to Hanoi
7"ivo Steps From The Move is Hanoi
Rocks' first American LP and first for a major label. It is a really good, solid album,
but it is also my least favorite Hanoi Rocks
LP. I think that part of the reason I don't
like it as much as the others is due to the effect of producer Bob Ezrin. Ezrin has
previously worked with Kiss and Alice
Cooper and is quite a talented guy. He
seems to be very good .at the art of recording music, but he gives the album loo
much gloss. A n d y M c C o y has described
Hanoi Rocks' music as "trashy street rock
'n' roll." What Boh Ezrin has done is taken
this sound and tried to put it in an arena,
making Hanoi Rocks sound like a 'stadium
rock' band. This sound seemed to go along
well w i t h Kiss and Alice Cooper, but • I
think a producer such as Jimmie Miller,
who has worked w i t h the Rolling Stones
and Johnny Thunders, would have better
suited Hanoi Rocks better.
Two Steps From The Move opens w i t h
the album's first single, a cover of
Creedence Clearwater
Revival's " U p
A r o u n d the Bend." I think it is a good version of what is basically a dull song, but it
is also one of the weaker cuts on this
album. "High School" is a first rate rocker.
written by A n d y M c C o y , who has
p r e v i o u s l y been the band's m a i n
songwriter, and Bob Ezrin. "I Can't Get It"
and "Underwater W o r l d " are two midtempo songs with lyrics written by Ian
Hunter. "Underwater W o r l d " starts off
sounding a bit like the beginning of Bloiv
die's "Rapture," or "Private Life" by the
Pretenders, and then proceeds to hide in a
place in your brain, only to come mil while
you are trying to write an essay about the
consequences of literacy or in Ihe middle
of counting a bunch of pennies, thereby
rendering constructive thought useless.
Bob Ezrin does manage to redeem
himself on "Don't You Ever Leave M e . "
The song is a diamond-in-lbe-rough on All
Those Wasted Years, but it really stands
out on 7"ivo Steps... Ezrin's "Phil Specter of
hard rock" approach, w i t h its careful over'
dubs and arrangements, succeeds on
"Don't You Ever Leave M e " and " M i l l i o n
Miles A w a y , " Ihe Iwo most balladesque
songs on the album, while it does less well
on the album's more upbeat numbers.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams," written
by A n d y M c C o y , Bob Ezrin, and Ian
Hunter, shows off Hanoi Rocks' heavy
English glam rock influence, as does the
next song, "Boiler." Both songs are very
melodic and "Boiler" especially sounds like
an English pub song. It features all five
members of the band singing in five part
harmony w i t h heavy cockney accents.
Both songs are real fun and are the sort
thai, like my singa-long voice, sound better w i t h every beer.
A n d y McCoy and rhythm guitar player
Nasty Suicide stand out on "Futurama." As
R.izzle and Sam Yaffa crank out a rhythm
slightly similar to Led Zepplin's "Rock and
Roll." Nasty and McCoy d o their bit, sounding a bit like Keith Richards and Ronny
W o o d on benzedrine. O n top of this buzzsaw outfit, M i k e Monroe delivers a swell,
revved-up vocal. It starts off sprinting and
just barely eludes catatonia.
Hanoi Rocks is a band that will certainly
be heard from for quite a while. They are a
young band (Razzle is the oldest at 22,
while Nasty is the youngest, 19) and
already they have five albums behind
them. Each album has shown a progression, including Two Steps From The
Move, despite Bob Ezrin's production.
They are mega-stars in Scandanavia and
Irue big cats in the rest ol Europe. Hopefully, next lime out they w i l l get a producer
who more closely suits their style, or at
least one I like better.
jA Good Talisman For King And Straub
tephen King fans finally have
something to celebrate. After the
slow decline of his novels from
"great" to " g o o d " to " W e l l , I used to love
I his early stuff, but lately. . . " the master has
finally hit "great" again, w i t h his new fan| tasy novel, The Talisman.
Directed by
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Jack's nemesis comes in the form of
Morgan Sloat, his father's former business
partner, w h o wants to control all the
revenue from the company, and who is
hoping to use the Territories to reap riches.
Although Ihe actual mechanics of the
.love! seem bulky when explain, the narrative moves along pretty well, carried by
interesting characters as well as inlriquing
situations. One of Jack's allies, an adolescent lycanthrope called W o l f , is worth the
price of the book all by himself, W o l f is a
shade to much like Lenny from Of Mice
And Men lor comfort (in fact, didn't Lon
Chaney Jr. play both Lenny and the
Wolfman?), but the character is such a well
done one thai you can forgive Straub and
King the borrowing.
John Keenan
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territories w h o most closely corresponds to
that particular person.
Credit the influence of co-writer Peter
j Straub w i t h getting King back on track; the
two friends w o r k so well together it's next
to impossible to tell who wrote what parts,
although the plolline (an intriguing, interweaving story i n v o l v i n g alternate
universes) seems more Straub's work than
King's; the intricacy of Shadowland and
Floating Dragon is definitely discernable
here. However, w h y spoil a good book by
playing Guess The Writer? The Talisman is
really too good to waste that way.
The story concerns yet another twelveyear-old boy w i t h the mind of a 20 year
old Harvard man. Jack Sawyer, who goes
under the name Travellin' Jack. It seems
that although Jack's mother is dying of
cancer, he can save her; but the necessary
tool. The Talisman, is all the way across the
country, in California. Following the advice of an o l d black man named Speedy
Parker, Jack sets out across the country on
foot, travelling both in the "normal" world,
and an alternate one, called Ihe Territories;
The Territories were discovered by
Jack's father several years before. They are
an alternate world where (need we say it?)
magic works, and the people are still deep
In the heart of a medeival feudal system.
People from our world can enter the Territories by flipping; entering the body of
their Twinner, which is the person i n Ihe
The novel does stretch the boundaries of
belief a good deal more than is common
for either writer, which may be one reason
that they were both so careful to stress that
it is a fantasy novel, not a horror novel.
T w o writers like King and Sttraub writing
fantasy as such won't do that genre, which
is slowly gaining an audience, any great
harm, either.
Published by Viking Press at 18.95 a
copy, the Talisman is a good buy for King
and Straub fans alike. • .
• .
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Arts of Adornment: contemporary
wearable art from Africa and the Diaspora.
New York Images: New Directions.
H a m m Brickman Gallery(463-8322)
Original work in varied media by area
Solo sculpture Show by Mark Eliot
Schwabe. Varied Materials
N e w Y o r k S t a t e Museum(474-5842)
Roman Vishniac: A Vanished World
Three Generations: Immigrants and Their
Families In Broome County
T h e A l b a n y Gallery (482-5347)
M-F 10-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
C e n t e r G a l l e r i e s in t h e C D P C
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Schact Fine Arts C e n t e r
Russel Sage (270-2000)
/oters were wise
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North American Udu Band. Combination
of traditional Nigerian Udu Drum vil
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New Black Eagle Jazz Nov. 17 8pm
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Wolf Rd.
Daily 10-9 .
Original prints by Neiman, Miro, Calder,
Dali and more.
C o h o e s Music Hall (235-7969)
Damn Yankees. Oct.26-Nov. I 7
A Christmas Carol Nov.30-Dec.22
Albany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Ave.
T-Sat IO-4:45pm, Sun 2-5
There had lo be a better way; Inventors
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Artists. Multiple imagery in technique and
sustanco thought process.
Junior College of Albany (-145-1725)
I-10 New Scotland Ave.
Russell Sage College (270 2263)
T r o y Savings Bank Music Hall
The Freddie Hubbard Quintet Nov. 17
Cine 1-8(459-8300)
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2. ".,.- S..". I I e n t N I g.. h t
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4 . N i g h I of t h e C o m e t
5. Body Double 2,4:30,7:05,9:35,11:55
6. No Small Affair 1:30,3:50,6:30,9,11:15
7. Terminator 2:15,-1:45,7:15,9:50,12
8. Teachers 1:40,4:20,7,9:40,11:50
3rd Street Theatre(436-4428)
First Name: Carmen Nov. 16-18 7,9
Badlands Nov.20-21 7,9:10
King of Hearts Nov,23-25 7,9:15
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Near Latham Circle
SUNYA P A C (457-3300)
Amadeus.Nov. 13-17, 27-3
Department of Music Faculty. Showcase
Series Nov. 17 8pm
The Music of llaly-Cimarosa, Flagcllo,
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7 . Just The W a y You Are
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Young Artist: Sieve Bryson
l o Ihe Editor:
J The editorial "Which America?" seems to insult the inllligence of anybody who voted for President Reagan on
•lection Day. You state people who voted for President
leagan were "fooled" because they have a little more
|oney in their pockets now. Well let me inform you that
: percent of the voters between the ages of 18 and 24
pted for Reagan. Most of these people are not affected
' any economic issues.
I You also state that we have done nothing but cnpurage American investment in "racist South Africa."
jell let me ask you some questions Mr. Editor. Did Jim| y Carter ever attempt to pull oui our investments in
puth Africa? Did Walter Mondale ever state his position
this subject? What about Walter Mondale when It
£mes to racism? Why hasn't he condemned Andrew
pung for meeting secretly with Yassir Arafat? Why
isn't he repudiated Jesse Jackson? If I remember corjctly wasn't it Jackson who called Jews "hymies" and
asn't it Jackson who supported the PLO?
(Now what about the ability to lead? Again if I recall
Irrectly it was under the Cartcr-Mondalc administration
pcre our hostages were held in Iran for over a year,
ftcr the hostages were released President Reagan said
at this has happened lo the United Slates for Ihe last
he — that swifl and immediate action would be taken
bm now on. I find il funny that Oeraldlne Ferfafo conBrined ihe President for lliis.
|I wonder whal Mondale would have done in Grenada. I
pndcr if our students would be in Grenada now with
pndale bargaining their release. I also wonder whal
ondale would have clone about Ihe illegal air traffic
filrollers strike. Would he have fired them like the
IjScsidenl did? I doubt il. He probably would have
sjHrgained in fear of losing union support.
B Y o u see Mr. Ediior, maybe people weren'l fooled on
•JBctlori Day. Maybe people got sick and tired of ihe
„jijjiited Slales being a door mat from 1976 lo 1980. Maybe
ipijoplc realized that Walter Mondale is not capable of
Pauley's Hotel(463-9082)
Fri: TIPS-60's Dance Rock
Sat: Johnny and the Triumphs
Sun: The Fabulous Armadillos
Wed: Johnny and the Triumphs
UA Center 1-2(459-2170)
1. The Little Drummer Girl 7,9:25
2. All of Me 7:30,9:30
C h r i s t o p h e r ' s Pub(459-7757)
Every Wednesday: The Works
Spectrum Theatre(4 49-8995)
After the Rehearsal 7:15,9
Palace T h e a t r e (465-3333)
2, Careful He Might Hear You 7,9:30 S/S
Y0U*VE B£t?M U B E / W e D .
Empire State Institute of the Performing Arts(ESIPA) (473-3750)
traditional Folk Dancing, Nov.24 l-5pm
Rensselear C o u n t y Council for the
Arts (273-0552)
189, Second St., Troy
Corey R. Powers. Contemporary Art Class
in Ihe Vessel Motlff
Su< is
The Dining Room, Nov. I 7-Dec. 16
Dietel Gallery (274-4440)
2tf5 Pauling Ave.. Troy
Two and tlfree dimensional works. Kale
Leavilt, Gayle Johnson.
Sienna College Foy C a m p u s Center
T h e a t r e (783-2527)
Candide Nov,?.-15,16,17
Posters Plus Galleries (377-3055)
295 Hamilton Sq., Robinson Sq.
M-Sat 10:30-5:30
Original works by Peter Milton, Miro,
Kozo, Dine and others. Also regional prints
from Ihe 19th century
JCA R a t h b o n e Gallery (445 1757)
240 Washington Ave.
M-F 10-4, M-W 6-8
JCA art faculty members. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, graphics, fibers,
Albany Symphony Orchestra-Mozart,
Heil, Kim, Grieg Nov.30 8pm
Judy Torel, Business Manager
Lynn Saravla, Associate Business Manager
Jane Hlrich, Advertising Manager
Mike Krelmer, Sates Manager
lilting Accountant
Randee Behar
'ayroil Supervisor
:iassllied Manager
Eileen Sheehan
omposlllon Manager
Mark Catalano
idvertlslng Sales: Denlse Boyajlan, Marc Hoberman, Sue Klein, Sieve Lull,
Judy Nussbaum, Scott Rein, David Willmotl, Advertising Production: Elaine
Frloder, Teresa Olacalone, Marc Hoberman, Maura Kellelt, Eileen Kolbaauk,
Sharon Okun, Amy Paperny, Lynn Selgel, Gila Yahyal, Office Stafl: Christine
Binghi, Linda Delgado, Fran LoBasso, Marjorle Rosenthal
Susan Kent, Production Manager
Jennifer Hayden, Associate Production Manager
Chlel Typesetter
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Engle, Patricia Giannola, Peggy Kellner, Stephen Rudolph, Chauffeurs: Warren Hurwlti, Richard Sheridan
Call 457-3322 and ask
for the editor who looks
like "death on legs'"
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making a decision if his I ife depended on it as exemplified
when he buckled under pressure from fellow Democrats
in the Burt Lance fiasco,
You say that the Conservatives are ruining the chances
for freedom of equality that America offered. Well, those
freedoms are protected by a strong leader who advocates
a strong foreign policy. It is hard for "us conservatives*1
to see how these freedoms would have been protected by a
man who is not capable of leading us to the bathroom.
Maybe voters weren't so "fooled" after all.
—Andrew Targovnik
Inappropriate action
To the Ediior:
Il has come to my attention Ihrough being interviewed
by the ASP reporter Barbara Abrahamer thai " J S C
Hillel," in conjuncture with " T h e Flame" and " R Z A , "
has opened a "Jewish Sludenls' Lounge." This is very
disquieting to me. I should think that I wouldn't stand
alone in theconviclion that this action should be opposed
although 1 may be in a small minorily by speaking out in
regard to the issue.
Firstly, I'd like lo commend the Albany Student Press
for not allowing tills affair lo slip by unnoticed, But in
regard lo Ihe actual issue though, I feel Ihc JSC Hillel
organization is over-slepping iis bounds somewhat. No
oilier ethnic or religious group has iis own lounge. These
is no Black, Catholic, or Protestant students' lounge or
anything resembling such; as it should be. (This may,
however, be a debatable point.) Indeed one niighl wonder
why Jewish sludenls need a lounge when no other group
has one and doesn't have any problems with thai facl.
Moreover if oilier groups ask for a lounge, one would
have lo be afforded them for one by virluc of ihe fact Ihe
Jewish sludenls have one. There is simply not enough
space lo do this. Sieve Grcenbnum, Chairman of "The
Flame," repsonds 16 these arguments by staling that (he
lounge would be open to all sludenls, mil only Jewish
sludenls. If this is indeed so, I think il sliould be more accessible lo the general student body, lis location in Ihe
Hillel office is hardly suitable, primarily because ihe greal
majority of students, I feel il is safe lo say, would not frequent the Hillel office. In fact, I would probably be more
correct than one might imagine In saying that a sizeable
portion of Ihe university populace, ihrough their four, or
however many years here, never even sees the Hillel office. Moreover, the brave soul who decides to lake Hillel
up on iis open invitation is most certainly going to feel intimidated or, at Ihe very least, uncomfortable and will not
return. I say this Ihrough experience. In many churches,
what is called a "coffee house" is held. This is Irue of my
church. On one occasion I brought a friend wilh me who
happened lo be Jewish. No effort was made to hide Ihe
fact that people of all religious persuasions were
welcome. This manifested itself in the friendly treatment
afforded him. After ten minutes however, he left, feeling
out of his element. I assert that this will also occur in
Hillel's "Jewish students' lounge," which has* the purpose of exposing Jewish students to others with the same
beliefs and to Jewish culture; a very useful and admirable
purpose 1 might add. It has, however, no place In the
Campus Center of a large, diverse and, most importantly,
public university.
In light of my arguments, I propound lhal the "Jewish
students' lounge" be either made more accesible to the
general student body, or its clearly elhnicreligious orientations be diluted. Perhaps the "Jewish students' lounge"
should be refashioned into the JSC Hillel waiting room or
office lobby. No other ethnic or religious group has its
own lounge. There is no reason why JSC Hillel should be
allowed to create one for Jewish students. Although the
motives are commendable, the action is inappropriate
and its implications toward institutional segregation and
—Robin Sardcgna
Early ending
To Ihc Ediior:
Last Saturday night, State Quad Board of 84-85 sponsored our first Air Band Party. The party was a financial
success as well as a social success. However, due to the
size of the crowd, many problems arose and we had no
choice but to close the party an hour early.
At this time, we would like to apologize to Ihe people
who were turned away and also to those who entered in
the Air Band contest. The crowd was often rude and
several fights broke out during the course of the evening.
It is not our normal policy to prohibit people from
returning to the party after leaving, but due to the circumstances we had to limit Ihe amount of people in the
room. Once again, we apologize if this wasn't made clear
upon leaving.
Wc would like to thank our RA staff and security personnel for helping us control some unruly situations. In
the future, we will try to avoid these problems by selling
tickets in advance for our Air Band parties so that we can
prevent the same problems from occurring twice. As a
Quad Board, we try to provide an atmosphere at our
social events thai make them enjoyable for everyone and
we will do our best to accomplish this goal.
—Slule Q u i d Board
The fifth quad
To Ihe Ediior:
Alumni Quadrangle. The original dormitories of the
State University of New York at Albany. Pierce Hall was
constructed and erected in 1939, the same year that
spawned the classics "Gone With the Wind" and
"Wizard of O z . "
This may seem trivial al first; bul the origin of our
quad is a source of pride among Alumni residents. From
that one hall has developed what we consider to be the
most lively, enjoyable and beautiful quad on campus. It is
for this reason that wc are absolutely outraged by the
ASP's omission of Alumni Quad in its articles. Alumni
Quad may be a "world apart" (Thank God!), but we are
tiniled as part of the membership of this university.
In recent issues of Ihe ASP, Alumni Quad was
noticeably omitted from features, while areas such as the
Wellington and Thruway House were represented, which
Ihcy should be. We should all be memioned. Whal concerns us is thai Ihc feature informing SUNYA sludenls
where to vole on Election Way made no mention of Alumni. Iii regard loan issue so Important, i lie ASP showed an
unfortunate lack of concern for our quad. There are
other examples to be cited, but Ihe point has been made.
The main purpose of lliis Idler is lhal wc want to acclaim lo lite ASP and the rest of SUNYA: Alumni Quae/
does exist. We arc proud to live there; We have Central
Council representatives. Our own SA President Rich
Scliaffer hails from Alumni. We demand thai ihc ASP
recognize us ihrough equal representation in features,
polls and general articles,
—Richard Wilson
Alumni Quail Board President
and Alumni Residents
Poor judgment
To the Editor:
Wc would like to point out lhal on November 13th, in
your personals section, there was an entry reading,
"Thank God For Ronald Reagan. Gerry- Go Back To
The Kitchen,'' Regardless of Ihe political content this is
an outright sexisl statement and belongs nowhere in any
paper claiming credibility, except perhaps on the
editorials or letters page. Since il is a paid personal it most
likely isn't a view of your paper, bul your staff should
show some discrimination in what it will accept for
publication. It's a very unassuming statement until you
realize what some of those words mean — that Gerry Ferraro, since she is a woman, belongs in a kitchen, and
nowhere else.
When printing advertisements and personal messages
your newspaper is upholding a certain freedom of speech,
which the person who had the message printed is entitled
lo. At the same time, though, the ASP should use better
judgement in what it will accept to be printed.
—Adam Kendall
—Tom Cornacchini
—Joe Izhakoff
Invaluable skill
To Ihe Editor:
On November 7, 1984, Five Quad was called to the
scene of a cardiac arrest.
Upon our arrival, several bystanders were performing
artificial respiration. They later helped with cardio
pulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.)as the need arose. Their
training and professionalism was outstanding and made
the jobs of crew members easier.
I do not know the names of these good Samaritans, but
on behalf of the crew (I was crew chief at the time) and
Five Quad, I would like to thank each and every one of
them for their assistance.
Also, I would like to express my gratitude to the
University Police Department for all their help.
Coming upon the scene of a respiratory or cardiac arrest can be frightening, especially if you aren't trained in
how to handle such a situation. I'm sure there may be
people that either saw it happen or were in the crowd on
Wednesday that wondered what they should do in such a
situation. Five Quad teaches C.P.R. classes throughout
the year. For information call 457-8613. Should the need
ever arise, C.P.R. is an invaluable skill to possess.
Once again, I'd like to thank everyone for all their
-^Carol Flanagan
Vice President and Crew Chief
Five Quad V.A.S.
16, 1984
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call 457-8651
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Even more extras wanted for the
low-budger super B horror Hick
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prefered, not essential.
name, address, tel. no, short bro,
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10:30-12:30 In CC 305 $5 for two.
$1 for extra pair. Photo Service
RJMissing Cyndi Lauper last
weekend was a mistake. InterSUNY relations are declining
enough as It is. However, there
are ways in which foreign affairs
can be improved. I'll brush up on
my FrenchLove,
A Blnghamton Ambassador to
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Remember, your studying Is not
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21 a still groovy!! Happy Birthday!! I love you Jack-ooi!
Love Always,
CENTER is now located at Student
Health & Counseling Services
Building, Room 219. The Center
continues to offer professional
psychological services to all
university students.
Appointments at reception, Room 219 M-F
8:30 to 4:30, phone 457-8652.
Society lor the Advancement ol
MArketlng Meeting Nov. 20; 8pm
Are you concerned about helping
a friend with a drinking, eating or
personal problem? Middle Earth
can helpl Call us at 457-7588 or
drop by Schuyler 102, Dutch Quad.
RJYour currier messed up and forgot
your personal. Oh well, better luck
next time.
How's life as a
SOUTHPAW going? Since you
can't shave now, maybe that beard
will finally grow in-we'll check in 4
to 6 weeks and see if there's a
trace of it then...
Come watch the University Action
for the Disabled wheelchair
hockey team in action against the
State Quad Staff,
November 16, 7:30 in the main
gym. Last year we beat the staff in
an exciting overtime game. Come
see a repeat performance.
Come to the 7th Annual Great
Dane Classic Sat. Nov. 17 at 10:00
The best ALbany State
Wrestling Team ever assembled
takes on and takes down teams
from New York and Mew England.
Steve (Otis)
Hope you win tonight!
Love ya,
Dave (our 7th housemate)
Congratulations on breaking the
The girls of 236
"Obsession" by Anlmolion.
Are you feeling depressed or lonely? Call Middle Earth at 457-7588.
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Happy Birthday Jackie: Surprise!
Sorry I can't be there to celebrate
with you; we will over x-mas break.
Happy 21st I I miss you-Love
P.S. It's great-over 6 years, and
we're still Best Friends!
Hit me with your best shot!
Notre Dame's Knute Rockne statue
works on tan, parties, attends game
Don't miss the Alumni Association's spring breakaway to FORT
LAUDERDALE March 30-Aprll 61
Sun, surf, lazy afternoons on the a snowy week In the
cold northeast! Call the Alumni
Office for details 457-4631.
Your adoring Jersey
South Bend, IN dubbed "Rockne Junior."
Over the summer campus
someone who dies in 1931, former police, befuddled by the mystery
Notre Dame football coach Knute of the missing bust, began workRockne still gets around pretty ing on leads that Rockne was
hiding out somewhere in Los
Over the last year the 100 Angeles, recalled Notre Dame
pound, two-foot tall Knute Security Chief Glenn Terry.
Rockne bust has attended at least
On Spelember II, a few days
one student graduation party, after a Notre Dame-Purdue footvisited the shores of Lake ball game, Observer editors
Michigan, and journeyed to In- received a second anonymous
dianapolis recently for the Notre note and several photographs
Dame-Purdue football game.
showing Rockne in a Purdue
The bust, affectionately known sweatshirt, standing in front of a
around campus as "Rockne," welcome sign to Purdue Universiwas first vanished from Notre ty in Lafayette, Ind.
Dame's Memorial last May 3rd.
Two weeks later, editors at the
"I went on a long road trip to
student paper, The Observer, see this game," the note began,
were surprised to receive a ran- "an I'm really diappointed. The
som note and photograph of the football team has never scored
campus football legend sunning this poorly." The one-page,
at an unnamed beach.
typewritten message was signed
Among other things, the note "Knute Rockne."
warned that Rockne would not
"We still have no idea why the
return "until the students get notes and photos were sent to
their beer," apparently referring us," said Vonderheide. Rockne,
to a new student drinking policy it seems, isn't the first Notre
that restricts on-campus beer con- Dame sculpture to take flight Insumption, explained Observer the night.
editor Bob Vonderheide. The col"There was a similar disapor picture showed the sunglass- pearance in the 1950s involving
clad Rockne reposing in the sand, (he statue of Father Theodore
surrounded by a boom-box radio, Sorin — founder of the university
a keg of beer, and a frisbee.
— which was kept on display in
In the meantime, the empty one of the residence halls," recallpedestal in Rockne Memorial ed Dick Conklin, public informabecame too much to bear for tion director and long-time Notre
many s t u d e n t s and ad- Dame staffer.
ministrators. Hoping to re"The statue mysteriously
capture at least some of Ihe aura disappeared one night, and later
of the missing Rockne, officials we began getting postcards with
replaced it with a smaller replica postmarks from all around the
Dance the Night Away
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shared was the jjest year of my
life. I'll never forget you. This
weekend we will reminisce about
the past and drink to the future.
Dear Liz G.,
Glad you finally made It up here.
Happy Anniversary! I love you.
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Big Rockne, meanwhile, is
back on display in the lobby of
the Rockne Memorial, this time
anchored 10 the pedestal by steel
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Terry "thinks" the bust is safe
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Come to the 7th Annual Great
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The best Albbany State
Wrestling Team ever assembled
takes on and takes down teams
from New York and New England.
I'll never take you for a taxi ride
again, but never take me on a roadrally, Deal?
T h e IL r a r y
is c u r r e n t l y c o m p i l i n g
all old ASPs from 1916
t h r o u g h to this issue
world — Paris, London, Rome -»saying things like 'Having a
wonderful time, wish you were
here,'and signed 'Father Sorin.'"
Eventually, Father Sorin was
found buried in a gol f course sand
trap, "none the worse for wear."
Both the Observer and The
Notre Dame Monthly, the campus magazine, did stories last spring recounting th Sorin statue
caper, Vonderheide said.
Rockne's bust vanished only
days after the articles appeared. It
finally was returned at a Sept.
23rd pep rally. "It just showed up
during the rally," Vonderheide
recalled, and elated authorities
quickly whisked Rockne off to
secure quarters.
But while everyone was
celebrating Rockne's return, the
worst happened. Rockne Junior
vanished. In its place the culprits
left a jack-o-lantern and two
handwritten notes, one of which
read "Here's a buck for your
troubles." Chief Terry still won't
disclose the contents of the second note.
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Council members excused for work in Buffalo
By Michelle Busher
In a two hour meeting Wednesday Central Council voted to excuse the absences
of seven members who traveled to SUNYBuffalo to lobby for that school's mandatory activity fee.
Council chair Mitch Feig introduced the
proposal to excuse the
representatives, which included several Student Ac- CSfltTSl
tion Committee members,
because they were rallying COlfflCll
for the mandatory student
activity fee at SUNY-Buffalo.
Council member, Steve Landis explained that "a radical young conservative
group at Buffalo has been trying to get
students to vote against the mandatory activity fee... If it passes in Buffalo, then
they'll start working on the other SUNY
centers and Albany would be next."
"A lot of the council members were concerned about going, because they didn't
want to get an absence," said Feig.
"They're good council members and this is
a good cause, so 1 told them I would do my
best to see that they were excused."
If the mandatory activity fee had been
voted down in Buffalo it would mean that
funding for student activities at Buffalo
would not be available.
SA President Rich Schaffer said the
group "has told student groups to vote
against the mandatory activity fee claiming
that they will be provided funding by outside groups. I think we're going to have a
strong force over there," said Schaffer.
"What we have to do is just bat them out
like a fly swatter," he said.
Returns from the referendum at SUNYBuffalo indicated that students had widely
rejected the proposal to make their student
activity fee voluntary.
The proposal to excuse the seven
members was passed 15-0-1.
Feig also announced that Off Campus
Representative Gregg Stackel resigned
from council, but did not give a reason.
A proposal made by Internal Affairs
chair Steve Russo to amend several
Supreme Court rules was passed by
unanimous consent. One of the amendments gave the court the power to charge
someone with contempt of court.
"The amendments are basically to make
more concrete rules and procedures," said
Russo, "they haven't been amended in a
Russo also proposed an amendment
which lowers the price of admission to SA
funded group events for people who do
not have tax stickers by $1.00.
The proposal, passed by unanimous
consent, requires that groups charge 50
percent more to students without tax
stickers for admission to an event. The old
policy required a 50 percent plus one dollar
admission price if a person didn't have a
tax sticker.
A proposal by co-chair of intercollegiate
athletics committee Sandy Doorley to supply $128 funding for phone stickers listing
the number of SA's activity hotline was
passed 18-1-0.
"The hotline gives students access to
what SA can do for them," said Doorley,
"and this is something permanent that will
remind them that it's out there."
The New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc. (NYPIRG) Is looking for
activists who want to organize college students to work on campus and in the
community on consumer, environmental, health, and student rights issues.
NYPIRG, the largest student-directed research and advocacy organization In
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Student groups can have listings of upcoming events put on the hotline so
students can call and find out about campus happenings. The hotline has been in
operation since late September.
Council also passed a resolution introduced by Schaffer honoring Dave
Soldini for breaking the SUNYA season
record for total rushing yardage at the last
football game of the season Saturday.
Soldini rushed 162 yards in the game
against Maris! College, which was played
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The previous record was set in 1975
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Council also passed a proposal made by
Doorley to appropriate $596 from the post
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find creative ways to send resume
By llene Weinsteln
So, you say you're looking for a job?
Well, why not send a prospective employer
a pizza box enclosing only a copy of your
resume and a letter with the words "One
junior executive with everything," written
on it. Or, maybe, you would prefer sending your resume folded up within a
walnut shell and a note saying, "Here' my
life — in a nutshell."
These arc some suggestions offered by
John Cassese, who spoke before an audience of 160 SUNYA students Tuesday
night. Cassese, an account executive with
the Manhattan firm, Comart Anlforms,
has published a magazine article on the
fine art of job hunting.
"When looking for your first job you
can get away with different approaches,"
said Cassese, adding that you have to be John Cassese
aware of the field you're targeting. "You
Original resume ttdvice
can be creative when applying at an adver- any openings in that area, he'll throw your
tisement agency," but, should be more
resume out the window," he explained.
conservative when applying lo a bank.
A resume should start off with educaFinding a first job is partly the respontional experience. This, he said, includes
sibility of the university placement office,
major projects done in class as well as exbut most of the responsibility should lie
tracurricular activities. "Gel specific on
with the individual, explained Cassese,
the things you've done," he said. A
who said he offers a no-nonsense approach
resume "comes in with 100 other resumes.
10 job hunting.
You've got to show what's different about
"The most important part in finding a
you," he said.
job is pcrsislance," said Cassese. "Don'l
Five or six specific examples of things
take no for an answer," he continued. You
you've done, representative courses,
have to show a prospective employer that
awards received, and offices held, should
you have a lot to offer his or her company,
all be included according to Cassese,
he said.
"Your resume should be as long as it takes
to get all your ideas out," he said.
A resume is the first opportunity an
employer has to meet you, said Casses.
A resume's cover letter should get across
"You don't want to tell your prospective
ideas in simple words, said Cassese, but he
employer your job objective in the
stressed an applicant should "use a clever,
resume," said Cassese. "If he doesn't have
Conference speakers assert need
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properly packaging yourself, were also
stressed by Kordus.
Aigner addressed the lopic of planning
and compiling a resume. He said, "no one
reads your resume — they scan it, You
have about ten seconds 10 a minute lo gel
litem to notice you."
Central to Aigner's speech was the idea
that you "write your resume lo meet Ihe
reader's objectives" and "identify how
your skills can help them (Ihe companies)
with Iheir problems."
Aigner discussed three types of resumes:
chronological, functional and targeted, He
stressed Ihe use of a cover letter in conjunction wilh a chronological resume as an
extremely effective strategy for students
wilh relatively little work experience.
"Talk about what you did, not whal
your 'responsibilities included'," was
Aigner's suggestion on relaying experience
through a resume.
In addition Aigner stilted I hat "80 percent of job openings are not advertised,"
The "hidden market" can be uncovered
through active research into a career or job
and Into Ihe companies of interest lo Ihe
job seeker.
Hints and techniques for Interviews were
presented by Fields. He stressed "doing
your homework" before you go lo an Interview by researching Ihe companies you
are attempting lo become involved wilh.
He also suggested you be aware of current
activities of Ihe company by reading news
or magazine articles.
In addition he suggested one have informalion actively "dug up" on the company
prepared before an interview.
According lo Fields an aspect of interviewing usually overlooked (tint could give
you an extra edge is sending a thank you
Idler on the same day of the interview.
As a final point of advice Fields said,
"You don't leave Ihe room before you've
discussed who makes the next move."
Find out whether you should call them or
they will contact you and then follow
The author is Business Manager of the through with 11 thank you. If they don't
Albany Student Press.
call you, call again and find out why.
Students need to learn how to sell
themselves in today's competitive job
market, according to several speakers at
the 28th annual College Career
The conference was sponsored by the
Advertising Women of New York and the
Fashion Institute of
Technology last weekend at n
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FIT in New York City.
John P. Aigner, prcsi- Wj eV u D oint
dent of Network Resumes, »' C ™K U " 11
New York City based
company addressed the concept of resumes
:is an initial marketing fool for landing an
Jerry Fields, managing director of Jerry
Fields Associates Inc., one of the largest
personnel search organizations in the
• country, added lo Aigner's lips on resumes
|g and offered insights into Ihe art and
science of interviewing,
The three major seminars on gelling
hired began with Lee Wallher Kordus, executive recruiter of Market Search Inc.,
giving a speech entitled, "Self Positioning:
The Key 10 Professional Success — First
Job to ihe Last."
• Stressed throughout the hour long
seminar was the concepl of "marketing
yourself." Kordus said thai students who
arc job or career searching should begin by
actively conducting "research into
Kordus stressed thai students should do
a situation analysis of themselves and the
market. She suggested thai students
should: develop a set of objectives based
on where they want lo be professionally
and personally; determine Ihe lype of
lifestyle the lesire; and develop a stralegy
— a "how lo'' plan for incorporating their
objectives and goals.
Establishing your uniqueness, defining
your target job or career, researching Ihe
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Professor Cohen has off-Broadway smash -«15
tan double-knit pants and a hawaiian print
volvcd in the casting of the play, she said
she has developed "maternal feelings"
towards the cast. She explained that
although there were some original cast
changes and minor line changes, she has
developed a warm relationship with the
performers and has been impressed by
their committment.
Opening night, she said, offered her a
new perspective on her work. "Suddenly I
saw the characters in my head come to life
on stage. It was like giving birth," she said
of the experience.
The cast, Cohen said, looked to her for
approval since she was acting as Singer's
representative. She served many functions,
she said, explaining, " I was teacher, critic,
editor, and writer."
During the four week rehearsal period,
Cohen said she "made cuts to tighten
things, to make concise speeches, (and to)
heighten humor and d r a m a " in the play.
On preview night, October 13, Singer
did not attend the performance. Instead,
he called called Cohen to find out how it
went. She said that when she assured him
of the play's success, he replied, ' " 1 was so
worried, I was so worried; I thought I
would be disgraced'." Cohen said she
found it amazing that even a great writer
like Singer could have such insecurities.
Cohen said Shlemiel the First would not
be her last effort as a playwright. Singer,
she said, has asked her t o look at several
copies of plays that he wrote but were
never published.
And in addition, Cohen said, she has
been asked to write a one-character show
for one of the cast members of Shlemiel
the First.
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and Judicial Board for both summer and full semester
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shirt," said Cassese. " I looked like a stuffed sausage," he joked.
" D o n ' t let it be their decision not to offer you a job — make it your decision
whether or not to accept the j o b , " said
"Rejection letters are all part of the
game," warned Cassese, explaining that
no one should be stopped by this. "Persistance will win you the job hunting
game," he added.
Several students in the audience felt
Cassesc's hints were useful. " H e mentioned things 1 wouldn't think about, like the
two-minute talk at interviews," said Barbara Mangerian, a junior. "These are
things I will put to use," she added.
The suggestion of writing lo the president of the company caught the attention
of Sue Klein, a senior, who felt that she
had heard most of the resume Information
"I didn't know what to do about going
in for an interview," agreed senior Allison
Mann. "Cassese sounded like he spoke
from experience," she said.
"I think he gave people confidence in
telling the things he did that were out of
the ordinary," said Rodney Lowenstein, a
senior, yet Cassese is successful despile
that, said Lowenstein.
Cassesc's speech was sponsored by the
Albany C h a p t e r of the American
Marketing Association, a group recognized, but not funded, by Student Association.
Smith pointed out that the word
gmusic" is etymologically derived from
Jie Greek word " m u s e , " a reference to arIstic spirits. Smith stated that this was Curlier evidence of the proposition that music
I spiritual in nature.
l Quoting Biblical scriptures to show that
pbellion of any sort is evil, Smith said
omoscxuality is "the ultimate form of
fcbellion," and pointed out that such rock
• e r f o r m e r s as David Bowie have
fknowlcdged their involvement with
J Also discussed during !he presentation
•as "backmasking," In which messages
j c recorded which can only be heard if the
{bum is played backwards. Several types
backmasking were mentioned, but
HHnith said that he was primarily concerned
felli the backmasking that results in
^ S a t a n i c " messages.
played backwards, portions of."sings such as Gonna Raise Hell by Cheap
IjVick, Stairway lo Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Highway lo Hell by A C / D C , and
Another One Biles ihc Dust by Queen.
Stnith contended that when the words
Mother One Biles the Dust are played
•backwards, the message "Start lo smoke
^marijuana" is revealed.
The song El Dorado by I7.I.O can, accor•;jflhg lo Smith, be played backwards lo
rjweal Ihc message, "Christ, you're
The Cheap Trick song allegedly reveals
J|ffe line, "You know Satan holds the key
Buffalo students vote for mandatory fee
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fresh approach." According to Cassese,
the cover letter is where you ask for an interview. "You've got to be a salesman,"
he said.
Resumes should be mailed to the personnel director or president of a company.
"Let the president know that you are out
there, you're hot, and you don't know
how their company has gotten along
without you," said Cassese.
Casses suggested using the Standard
Directory of Advertisers, which lists the
addresses of all major companies across
the nation. "You should know the name
of the person you're writing t o , " he said,
"Don't just address the letter to 'Dear Sir'
or 'To Whom It May Concern'," he
According to Cassese, an applicant
should practice for interviews. "Have a
two-minute wrap-up prepared dealing with
yourself and'things you've d o n e , " he said.
"This is the time you can embellish the
things you included in your resume," he
explained, adding "students should also
have q u e s t i o n s p r e p a r e d for the
"An interview lasts about 20 minutes
and Ihc interviewer sizes you up in the first
few minutes," Cassese said. An applicant
should be careful what he or she wears.
"The more conservative you look, the
more corporate you look, the better. Make
the interviewer picture you behind a desk
doing work," he said.
Cassese relayed an anecdote of his first
interview. " I wore a forest green jacket,
>atanlc Influence on music seen
falo chapter of College Republicans, and
three other conservative groups, waged a
unified campaign for a voluntary fee at
" I believe a voluntary fee is much more
fair," said Balance Editor-in-Chief David
Lieberman said that the student activity
fee funds go to "politically-biased liberal"
student groups, such as the Student
Associations, left-biased media, and some
ethic groups.
Students, Licberman explained, should
have the right to choose whether or not to
fund these groups.
Student government officials have contended that, if payment of the Student Activity fee becomes voluntary, many
minority and ethic groups will not be given
a fair share of the funds, and may have
difficulty soliciting adequate membership
dues to run programs and events.
Before the vote on the referendum, Buffalo SA officials called on the campus to
support the fee, saying that without it,
"the whole structure is going to fall
McAlcvey contended that if the fee
became voluntary, most of the student run
services on campus, such as the ambulance
corps and the ! ealth care center, would be
forced to shut down.
"They're (the conservative coalition)
trying to destroy the existing structure with
no alternative," McAlcvey charged.
Lieberman said he supported a system
where students could "write i n " the
amount of money they wished to go to
each campus organization on their tuition
bill. He also said that the Buffalo SA
would most likely be responsible for the
administration of these funds under his
The eight representatives that SUNYA's
SA sent, passed out leaflets and lobbied lo
students about why they should vote for a
mandatory fee.
The trip, which cost SA about $150,
"really gave them (Buffalo's SA) a big
lift," Student Action Chair Steve Gawley
said, reporting thai SA leaders at Buffalo
llio Haychmlollc unvll "Cato, my lllllo voilu
"seemed exhausted."
"We showed them what can be done,"
Oawley explained.
The push for a voluntary Student Activity Fee was "only the first of several actions" by the conservative coalition, acc o r d i n g to SUNY-Buffalo
Republicans leader David Chodrow.
However, Chodrow would not specify
what o t h e r plans his g r o u p was
The University Balance and the four
other conservative groups have only
recently appeared on the Buffalo campus,
said McAlevey, who said she suspects that
they are part of an organized nationwide
"That's simply B.S.," Licberman said,
claiming, "there's no way we could have
c o n n e c t i o n s with a national
Some Buffalo students noted that persistant rumors have circulated their campus
which say these groups are receiving funds
from outside the Buffalo area.
According to Lieberman, the Balance
requested and was awarded $4,000 In
"seed money" from the Institute for
Educational Affairs, a New York City based firm which funds close to 70 right wing
campus papers nationwide.
The Institute, according to its Student
Journalism Advisement Program Coordinator Jonathon Cohen, is " a non-profit
think tank."
Cohen called his firm a "meeting
ground" for academia and corporations.
He said that the Institute receives funding from " a number of foundations," including the Olin Foundation, as well as
from corporations such as Mobil Oil.
Chodrow claimed that the College
Republicans raised money through club
dues, donations and fund raisers, and
received some funding from the National
Republican Party during Ihc recent
Caro also charged that "by failing to
allow a traditional question and answer
period, he (Smith) showed that he wanted
to dodge confrontation. He only wanted lo
talk to people who agreed with him. That's
snotty and cold, but he's really nice,"
Chcrches said.
Cherchcs also met his idol, former Odd
Couple star Tony Randall. He didn't explain his choice of idols, but pointed lo his
closet, which could easily be Felix Unger's
own. It is intensely neat and organized.
" I ' m very clean and neat, All my clothes
are memorized and organized," he said.
Cherchcs also keeps all five years of his
communications notes together in a loose
leaf notebook, and had a list of celebrities
he has me! filed away in one of his many
All in all, Cherchcs doesn't appear too
upset about moving on to a career in 1985.
"I guess you could call it 'Goodbye Mr.
Newsday, Hello Mr. NBC,' " he said.
"I'll miss State Quad and Frank's (Living Room)." he predicted. Although he is
a frequent Frank's customer, Cherchcs
said he doesn't drink alcohol. " I never
drink and I've never had a puff of a
cigarette in my lire. I guess I'm the AllAmerican Boy," he said.
Cherchcs said his abstinence hasn't
caused any social problems at school. He
explained, "Most people admire it and say
'That's cool. I can respect that,' "
He continued, "The reason I go lo
Frank's is because of Chris and John and
all the Husk members." Husk is a band
whose members include Cherchcs' former
roommate and several other friends. With
more praise for Frank's Living Room, He
said, "Plus, it's right across from Pop's
(Pizza Parlor)."
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Peter Levine, a SUNYA student, said
that he had problems accepting the
delivery of the presentation. "People tend
to be persuaded by popular opinion and by
group-oriented sensationalism, which in
association with his message might be
another form of subliminal persuasion."
Smith, according to Levine, read " a lot of
negative things" into rock music.
Smith responded to those who wondered
why there was no formal question and
answer period by saying, that the way he
delivers the presentation "keeps it on the
basis of relationship with G o d . "
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presidential election.
Leaders from the olher three SUNYBuffalo conservative organizations, the
Federalist Society, the Conservative Club,
and the Young Americans for Freedom,
could not be reached for comment.
to the lock."
Smith stressed that his contentions
about Satanism in rock did not rely on
backmasking for support, but that he included them because he felt it deserved
He did not accuse the musicians of intentionally pulling these "backmasked"
messages in (heir music. He said that the
backmasking was of spiritual origin,
which, he added, supporl his thesis that
music is spiritual in nature.
Smith encouraged those who wanted to
discuss God to come forward afterwards
to talk, while implying that to follow a
path of rebellion and not follow his ideas
was tantamount to Satanism.
Reactions to (he presentation varied
Jeff Hernandez, a SUNYA student* said
he " h a l e d " the presentation, "It's not
even fair because it doesn't even consider
another viewpoint," Hernandez said, adding, "If you're nol in agreement with his
viewpoint, you're a Salamsl. Like he says
at the end, 'You don't have to accept what
I'm saying, bul if you walk out that door,
you're following the definition of
SUNYA student Peter Perraull, a
member of the Christian religious group
the Navigators, said he has seen a number
of seminars of this lype. "Some were bad,
some were superb, this one was very good.
It brought across the point that the music
they showed — whether intentionally or
unintcntinally — is pointing away from
God and is mocking G o d . "
Jeff Caro, an Albany resident and, a
rock musician, disagreed. " I think
(Reverand Smith) is a stupid, sciolistic
babboon. The presentation was a three
ring circus... Inaccuracies abounded; he
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Villanova will lean heavily on senior forwere lost to graduation and sophomore
forward Michael Graham, who eased the ward Ed Pinchney, who averaged 15.4
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Syracuse will use the razzle-dazzle of
"Georgetown is clearly No. 1 in the sophomore guard Dwayne " P e a r l "
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Offensively, Washington and the delicated shooting
everyone is back and you have to realize touch of Rafael Addison to mount its
Graham didn't play that much until late in charge. The other five members of the Big
the season. They'll be better this year than East — Boston College, Connecticut, Pittlast year."
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Ewing led Georgetown's balanced at- don't have the players to fight for the top
tack last year with a 16.4-point average, division.
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races. That the spread between the first
and fifth runners has been a mere 45
seconds or less in the team's most recent
races is a factor that may make White's
goal a realization.
With individual honors, the attitude of
the women's team is identical to that of the
men's. Karen Kurthy looks to have the
best chance of finishing in the top 25, and
thereby qualify as an All-American,
however this is not a dominant factor in
the minds of the runners.
"There are no real 'standouts' on this
team, but rather a high amount of
cohesiveness and team unity. In this meet,
we are looking to gain experience and expose our cross country program. This meet
is our reward; our chance to represent the
university and New York State," remarked White.
Cohesiveness between the two teams Is
also a factor that has aided the athletes
during the season and will again work to
their advantage this weekend. The
members of both teams are both extremely
supportive and respectful of each other, as
well as overjoyed at their mutual success.
"This is truly a first, having both teams
from the university qualify for the Nationals," commented Muncic. "It's
something very unusual; not many schools
have ever sent two teams."
Workouts during the week have been
similar for the two teams; they have tappered off a bit from the more rigorous
practices of the preceding weeks, however.
" I t ' s been a long season," commented
Clements, "and this was our most important week. There's really no reason to
hammer yourself now."
White's attitude echoed that of
Clements. "The money's in the bank and
now we're drawing on the interest. This
Saturday, we'll be running on the fumes."
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Sports 19
984: A year of ups and downs for the Danes
By Marc Berman
breaking Tom DcBlois' 1975 record, will
be joined by sophomore Ro Mitchell and
junior Dana Metvin.
Mitchell wound up the season averaging
seven yards a carry after seeing limited action in the First part of the year.
One of the key problems offensively this
year has been the' turnover. The Danes
committed an average of 5.6 miscues a
game. One interesting statistic: out of the
43 Albany fumbles, 40 of them were lost.
Thfe offensive line play was solid all
season. Led by senior Tom Jacobs,
possibly the best lineman in Dane history,
Albany was able to dominate the line of
scrimmage in most games. John Sawchuck
was another powerful force on the right
side of the line. Sawchuck, who has a year
of eligibility left, might be back next
season if he opts to attend graduate
Defensively, the Danes were stingy
against the run,but their secondary play
was spotty at limes.
One-half of the secondary will be
graduating: Ray Priore and Jimmy
He is looking a little less strained and
ippearing a bit more relaxed this past
l e e k . Albany State football coach Bob
ford usually does when he is released of
)ie pressures of a 10-gamc schedule.
The days arc now spent behind his desk
the football office, instead of on the
Iractice field. It is the time of year when
loach Ford invites each player into his
pcmoribilia-filled office for a one-on-one
hat. The focus of the 30-minute meeting
Isually centers on the player's past performance and future goals.
The hours are long for Ford; he starts
onducling the meetings at 8 a.m. and they
ast a good part into the night. He did find
1 few minutes out of his harried schedule
i reflect on the season as a whole.
"If you told me at the beginning of Ihe
leason we'd finish at 5-5, I guess I
ouldn't be loo pleased," said Ford. "But
m not dissatisfied. At one point during
jhc season, wc were looking into the barrel
f another 3-7 season."
To say the Danes had a rugged schedule
Ifrould imply a gross understatement. It
anight be debated, but many Division 111
^observers feel Albany Slate had the most
^powerful schedule in Division 111.
1 The Danes lost five games this season,
Jhree of those coming against Division II
Schools. Their other two defeats came vers u s two nationally-ranked Division III
Schools, (9-1) Hofslra and (9-1) Norwich.
3 All season, Ford spoke of their formidable schedule, but he always backed
She decision to play Division II schools.
I Ford has said thai he wants lo play as
Siany strong teams as possible. He feels he
J'ould be cheating his players if it was done
lily other way.
'; "Wc killed Marist last week," Ford
said, "and I was standing in the locker
jroom after the game, and I was thinking to
myself what the hell did we accomplish out
there today."
r Some Division III coaches did not concur with Ford's philosophy. The coach of
Hofstra (a school noted for their weak
schedule), Mickey Kwiatkowski, commented on the Danes' difficult schedule a
Jpw weeks ago saying: "They're a Division
IJI school. I don't know why they play
Division II schools."
'M There will be some adjustments to next
gear's slate. The Danes arc scheduled
jgainst two Division II schools instead of
Uiree; New Haven, winners over Albany
24-7 in the second game of Ihe season, was
the team dropped.
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Also wiped off next year's slate are the
Marist Red Foxes, the school Albany
smashed last week 43-0.
The only addition to next year's
schedule will be RPI, a novice football
program compared to Albany State. Ford
and his staff are still searching for a team
to plug the gap in their schedule.
Ironically, the Danes' problems started
after their biggest victory of the season. In
the opener, Albany topped the perennial
Division HI power Ithaca Bombers, 10-6.
It was the last game Ithaca would lose all
During the Danes' bittersweet victory,
Ithaca's All-American nose tackle Bill
Shcerin tackled starting junior quarterback Mike Milano by grabbing hold of his
ankle. It turned into being the last play of
Milano's season as he was driven off the
field in a motorized cart, wincing in pain
from his broken fibula.
Sophomore Anthony Nozzi was named
the starling quarterback, but he lost his
position as quickly as he gained it.
Jeff Russell was tabbed the starter,
becoming only the second freshman
quail erback to slart in the history of Great
Dane football.
The Great Dane quarterback dilemna
lessened as the season wore on, but Ford
wished he weren't put in the position of
having to start a freshman quarterback.
" H e learned so much this season," said
Ford, "but I just wish he would've learned
it on the J . V . . "
With Milano eagerly awaiting his re!urn
next year, there is already speculation of a
huge quarterback war in this summer's
training camp.
"We'll have to see how Mike recovers
from his ankle," said Ford. "There will
definitely be a quarterback battle."
Milano said he was encouraged by
fullback Dave Solclini, who broke his
fibula last year but recovered this year lo
break the school-single-season rushing
"It gives me inspiration to see Solclini
come back from the same injury I have
and break the record," said Milano.
Whoever the quarterback is, the Danes
will no doubt have a potent wishbone attack. Solclini, who gained 1017 yards in
Freshman Robbin Williams is expected
to fill the role at safety along with another
freshman, Kerry Carrol.
The Danes will surely miss two veteran
defensenien: linebacker Jim Valentino and
defensive tackle John Redmond.
"John played injured a good part of his
career," said Ford. " H e ' s had an outstanding career with us. Valentino first started
as a corner and he's probably a better corner than a linebacker, but we needed him
there. He had a great year."
The rest of the defense looks solid for
next season. Sophomore safety Wayne
Anderson accounted for half of Albany's
Ifi interceptions.
Freshman defensive lineman Chris
Esposilo impressed the coaches with his
knack for the pass rush. Another
freshman, Gerry Ford, was touted as a top
prospect, but he is planning to transfer
next season to Hofstra or St. John's.
Two words that have not been used in
Ford's vocabulary these past two seasons
are "NCAA playoffs." He still refuses to
boldly predict a playoff berth next season.
"We do have a lot of players back,"
said Ford, "but these are players returning
from a 5-5 team. Every year the goal is Ihe
playoffs; if we could limit our injuries
maybe wc can do it."
Is Ford glad Ihe season is over?
"Heck n o , " said the only football coach
Albany has ever had, "I wish the season
could last all year."
Sports Friday
By Cathy Errlg
Last year, when the Albany
State men's cross country team
departed from Albany en route to
compete in the NCAA Division
III Nationals, they drove off in a
decorated van complete with
good-luck wishbones, compliments of their female
This year however, instead of
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The men and women harriers departed from Albany last night to
Ohio where the NCAAs are being held.
merely sending their good wishes place finish. Several factors, he
and enthusiasm, the women's feels, contribute to this improvecross country team is sending ment; the most significant being a
itself to Delaware, Ohio, where it more aggressive attitude and an
will compete, for the first time increase in confidence.
ever, in the NCAA Nationals as
"It's a very different situation
from last year; we were all overDeparture from SUNYA took awed and inexperienced," said
place at the gym at 6:30 p.m. last Clements. "This time around we
night, amidst much enthusiasm, know what to expect, we have six
cheering and well-wishing from runners who have gained a year's
fellow teammates and students. experience and expect to do
The atmosphere was that of in- better."
tense excitement and pride, (one
In order to do so, Muncie feels
could almost see the flag-waving that the team will have to go out
Americans of last summer's much faster than it did in last
Olympic Gaines), and also a Saturday's regional meet, a meet
touch of nervousness.
in which the team's surge late in
"I had a hard time studying 'the race was the key to the team's
and paying attention in my classes success.
today," remarked the elated
"It will be a big field," comLynn Jacobs. "But I'm really mented Muncie, "and competipsyched to run hard and I'm tion will be very tight. We'll have
looking forward to doing well," to be up there in the first mile and
"Doing well" will mean dif- a half, not surge later and try to
ferent things to the two squads. make it up."
For the men, who are making
As for individual perfortheir 12th trip to this competition mances, Ed McGill, the team's
and their second visit in as many front runner, placed seventh in
years, a finish within the top 10 the regional, figures to be the
out of a field of 21 teams, will team's best hope for AUmake Coach Bob Muncie "ex- American honors. However,
tremely happy."
while McGill sees this as a definite
Runner Ian Clements considers goal and possibility, he is not
a finish within the top seven as be- thinking of it too much; the team
ing within reach, quite an im- aspect overrides individual
provement over last year's 18th aspirations.
"Hopefully we will all come
together this weekend," McGill
said. "No one has hit their absolute peak race yet; we're stepping up to that point."
The goals of the women's team
are somewhat different from
those of the veteran men, a factor
that stems from the very different
attitudes of the women. Feelings
of disbelief arc prevalent among
the team members, understandable when one considers that
none of the runners making the
trip to Ohio are seniors and two
are freshmen.
Said freshman Rachel Braslow,
"Never did I ever think we would
be going to Nationals; I never imagined it would actually happen. I
am very nervous!"
Coach Ron White, however,
feels confident that his team "is
not tired yet, they still have
another race in them." A finish
somewhere in the middle of the 12
competing teams is the prediction
of White, a prediction he made
with a great deal of reserve for, as
he pointed out, "We have not
competed against the majority of
the teams that will be running on
"It's a select group we're dealing with, and very difficult to
predict," said White. "It will be
By Keith Marder
I would be willing to bet anyone, and give odds no less, that the Albany State Great
Danes were the best 5-5 team in the country. Just one gander at their schedule will prove
my point.
First of all, they played three tough Division II schools: Springfield, New Haven and
Southern Connecticut. I'd like to see Hofstra, Union or Plymouth State play these teams
and come away with a win. Also, Albany played a very tough Division III schedule. Included in it were Ithaca, who is now in the ECAC playoffs and suffered their only loss of
Quarterback: Mike Milano looked as if he
were on the verge of another recordbreaking year this season, but then he went
down in the first game against Ithaca with
a broken fibula. Sound familiar? Well it
should. Last year Dave Soldini went down
against Ithaca in the first game of the
season with the same injury and came
back. We all know what he did this season,
don't we? Jeff Russell and Anthony Nozzi
replaced Milano from there on in. The two
performed well, improving each game, but
they didn't seem to have Milano's flair.
Russell seemed to gain confidence and
started airing out his arm as the season
wore on. Nozzi definitely improved in his
ability to read defenses. This was never
more apparent than it was against Marist
in the final game of the season when he ran
in two touchdowns.
GPA: 2.56
next year the 'bone will be running again,
even better than this year.
GPA: 3.44
Offensive Line: They are from left to
right, Mike Rule, Mike Moriarity, Pat McCullough, Tom Jacobs and John
Sawchuck. And they were great. The
whole line did an outstanding job at both
protecting the quarterback and paving the
way for running backs. Jake played up to
an All-American's status. He and
Sawchuck dominated their side of the line
of scrimmage for the most part. The left
side also played extremely well as most of
the outside runs by Mitchell were to their
side. We can't forget Ross Setlow who
played extremely well when he was in there
but then he got hurt and acted as an expert
offensive analyst for me. Next year with
the exception of Jake (and maybe the
Sawman), they will all be back. And don't
forget, if it weren't for one real bad outing
Running Backs: The second half of the against Southern Connecticut their GPA
would be much higher.
season the running back corps got A's or GPA: 3.01
better and that was no coincidence. In the
first game of the season the wishbone star
was Caesar Revano, who rushed for 79 Recievers: I feel bad for the recievers in a
yards. But when Soldini took over, he got wishbone offense, they don't really get a
more yards than that on one rush alone shot to catch the ball, so their GPA is proagainst Norwich — 91. Soldini was great bably lower than they deserved. They were
all season, as he ended up with 1,017 pretty consistent throughout and didn't
yards, a new Great Dane record. Ro Mit- drop too many. Don't forget that next
chell also had some real big runs, both in- year, John Donnelly, Chris Haynor and
side and outside. Dave Melvin was out Scott Reagan will all be back next year.
there setting some bone-crushing blocks Donnelly can also throw the ball well
that were responsible for many, many which makes him a double-threat. Next
yards. With all of these guys coming back year I look for the receivers to catch a lot
the season to the Great Danes. Norwich also got through the season with only one loss
and one scare from the Danes as Albany was winning 17-0 at one point. Hofstra, another
big 9-1 team would have lost to Albany if it weren't for a clipping penalty on a Kerry Carroll interception return. Their coach even admitted that Albany would have been
undefeated with Hofstra's schedule. But schedules are made by the schools, and Albany
is not a school that is willing to setle for lesser competition for a good record. At least
they can say they earned their record.
Well, here it is, my final Great Dane Transcript. 1 will talk about each position on the
football team, give you their rating for the year.
more passes.
GPA: 2.58
Defensive Line: What a group. Dennis
Murphy, George Iaccobaccio, John Redmond, Ron Washington, Rick Punzone,
Ron Putelo and Chris Esposito, who could
be the next Jim Canfield, according to
defensive tackle coach Tom Whiteley. All
of these guys had a super year. As a matter
of fact, Washington was the Danes' only
offense in the New Haven when he ran
back an interception for 76 yards and a
touchdown. But the whole line put a lot of
pressure on the opposing team's quarterback, forcing them into mistakes. They
were also very stingy on the run.
GPA: 3.36
footed Wayne Anderson, who picked off
many passes and stopped a lot of long runs
from going any longer. Matt Karl did a
very good job stopping runs from going
aroung the corners. Scott Dmitrenko and
Carroll played very well for youngsters
once they learned the system.
GPA: 3.12
Specials: Besides the fumbled punts it
wasn't that bad. There were some big runbacks like Mitchell's record setting 95-yard
touchdown kickoff runback. The defense
played very well on punts but their kickoff
coverage did leave a lot to be desired. Donnelly did a good job throwing on twopointers and most of the Danes' fakes were
successful unlike their not so lucky
Linebackers: Jim Valentino is great, it's as GPA: 2.69
simple as that. He will be sorely missed
next year. But there are others that can
more than hold their own out there. Kicking Game: Mark Piersimoni had a
Besides Val, the team's number one very good season, just missing the record
tackier, there were Pierre Roulier, Frank for punting average. As far as the
Sarcone and Bo Murphy, all quality placekickers go, Charlie Giknis kicked the
players in their own right. In Albany's longest kickoff I've ever seen live when it
defense it is usually tough to see what the went out of the end zone. He was pretty
linebackers are doing. But if you look into consistent, Dave Lincoln wasn't as consisit a little bit, you will see that this is the tent. He would hit a 47-yarder one minute
center of the Danes' defense in more than and miss one in the thirties the next.
just position.
GPA: 3.08
GPA: 3.30
Overall GPA: 3.02
Secondary: Jim Collins and Ray Priore Offensive GPA: 2.90
each played well in their senior years. But Defensive GPA: 3.26
the real story back here was the fleet- Special Teams GPA: 2.89
of five words.
But according lo other SUNYA
Increasing numbers of students officials, private discussion may
say they are having trouble in not be the best means of detertheir classes because they can't mining a person's ability lo comunderstand their instructor's municate with others in a
English, but according to classroom.
S U N Y A ' s D e a n of
"Even a one-to-one conversaUndergraduate Studies Harry tion can't ascertain as to how efHamilton, it might be the fective a person is in comstudents' own faults.
municating," said Sorrell Chesin,
"A number of students are of- Associate Vice President of
fended by an accent of any sort," University Affairs, who added,
said Hamilton. "Students aren't "Teaching in a classroom calls
tolerant enough to put in the ef- for different skills."
fort to understand the accent. If
Most of the instructors students
you listen, you can understand. If say they have had problems
you resist it, you'll still be having understanding have been foreign
trouble at the end of the year."
graduate students. In the past two
Hamilton said he has in- years, requirements have been
vestigated various complaints stiffened lo insure that these
lodged by students with this pro- foreigners can, in fact, speak
blem. In most cases, he said he English, according to Jeffrey Colfound that the instructor in ques- lins, Assistant to the Dean of
tion spoke and understood Graduate Studies.
English "quite well." He recalled
Foreign students must pass two
a 30 minute talk with a teaching guidelines in order to teach in
assistant from India, where, he front of a classroom, Collins said.
said, he may have missed a total The candidate must have a Test of
English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) score of 600 or better,
which is above'the normal admission standards for other graduate
students, Collins said, adding that
the student must also be recommended by the department chair.
Communications Department
Chair Kathleen Kendall said she
thinks "it would be very good if
the University took one more step
forward. The TOEFL score isn't
enough. I'd like to see the
Graduate Studies office have a
better test of oral English." Kendall asserted that even though a
TOEFL score is high enough to
indicate that a person has a firm
grasp of the English language,
that is not a guarantee that the
person can give a classroom
According to Hamilton, the
Economies department hired someone for a teaching position
with the knowledge that he could
not speak English well, but in all
other respects, the man was
Turkey day history stuffed with memories
Turkeys aren't the only ones with historic gripes
about Thanksgiving. In 1939 some Americans
became incensed when President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt changed the day the holiday was
celebrated from the last Thursday to the fourth
Thursday in November.
According to accounts printed in The New York
Times in November, 1939, the change even over-
Students buying their turkey
Most students tire going home to celebrate
November 20, 1984
By Beth Finneran
Students blamed for difficulties
in comprehending foreign profs
By Jacquie Clark
—Dean Harry Hamilton
By Dean Chang
Gov. waiting till '85
to push 21 proposal
"Students aren't tolerant
enough. . .if you listen,
you can understand. If
you resist it, you'll still be
having trouble at the end
of the year."
NOVEMBER 16, 1984
Men, women harriers confident for Nationals
shadowed the news from Europe, where World
War II was beginning its rampage across Europe
and the world.
Many New England '.owns refused to celebrate
Thanksgiving on any other day than the last Thursday of November, and even then Maine Governor
Lewis Barrows refused to eat turkey on the new
"You wouldn't eat oysters in July, you wouldn't
watch a football game in April, and you wouldn't
eat a turkey on November 23," Barrows was
quoted as saying at the time.
Such were the radicals of 1939.
Now, after 43 years, the sparks have diminished
and most of the rebellious spirits have either died or
come to accpet the new tradition.
At SUNYA, most students will be going home to
celebrate the holiday with their families. Classes are
suspended Wednesday, November 21 at 5:35 p.m.
and resume Monday, November 26 at 8:00 a.m.
All residence halls uptown will be closed and
students are expected to vacate their dorms.
Residence halls will reopen at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.
Students will be expected to unplug their dorm
refrigerators, according to posters distributed
around campus by the Office of Residential Life. In
addition, all appliances should be unplugged, the
posters say.
19 and 20 year olds may still be able lo legally enjoy a New
Year's Eve drink this January, as a spokesperson for New York
Governor Mario Cuomo says a drinking age hike isn't currently on
the agenda for December's special legislative session.
Despite this temporary reprieve, SUNY A's Student Action Committee is already beginning to mobilize against any possible push
for a 21 year old drinking age.
Anticipating 21 to be an issue in the special session, which is
scheduled for the first week of December, SAC Chair Steve Gawley
reported that a meeting was held last Thursday as part of a planned
Alcohol Awareness Campaign which Student Association hopes
will help halt a 21 year old drinking age.
New York's current drinking age is 19, but Cuomo has been a
strong advocate of 21, and earlier this year, a Stale Assembly bill to
raise the drinking age lo 21 only failed by several voles.
Since then, President Ronald Reagan has signed legislation that
would cut federal highway funds going lo slate governments that
fail to approve a 21 drinking age by October 1986.
Although Cuomo press officer Madeline Lewis said 21 would
nol be on the agenda of the December legislative session, she did
say she was "sure that it (21) will come up again in the new
legislative session in January."
Gawley, however, is still concerned that the 21 proposal may
come up in December. He said he doesn't want students to be unprepared if a 21 bill is introduced. "The meeting was a briefing on
21," he said, "basically for awareness, but also to procure
"The emphasis should not be on
our age. It should be on
enforcement and education..."
—Gregg Rothschild
educated lobbyists."
Gawley reported that 41 students reported for lobbying.
Student Action Committee vice chair Gregg Rothschild described the briefing as a strategy session to present "a three pronged approach to attack the 21 year old drinking age." The steps will include, according to Rothschild, an Awareness Campaign, a letter
writing drive, and actual lobbying.
The Awareness Campaign, which began with Thursday's briefing, consists of a petition drive on quad dinner lines and in the
Campus Center, as well as publicity through posters placed across
campus, Gawley said.
Letter writing and lobbying, Rothschild said, would be targeted
at certain key legislators and committee members. "The emphasis," Rothschild explained, "should not be on our age. It
should be on enforcement and education ... and that's what we're
going to say when we go downtown" to the capital.
The biggest danger, both Gawley and Rothschild said, is the
federal legislation which prohibits states who don't implement a 21
year old drinking age October I, 1986 from receiving federal
highway funds.
New York State would reportedly lose a total of $90 million in
highway funds over two years if 21 is not implemented.
"We attempted to confront the Governor's biggest piece of ammunition, which is denial of state highway funds," by showing that
Ihe "loss of revenues that are related to taxes and liquor may be
higher than losses in highway funds," Gawley stated.
"I think the only real chance we have is the federal legislation being challenged in the courts. That will be the key," Gawley said.
"Right now a lot of groups are taking on the U.S. government,"
Rothschild added.
The federal legislation, according to Gawley, is a "direct infringement on the perogative of the states to legislate themselves,"
and could be overturned by federal courts.
Lewis said, "It (21) is an important enough law that it should be
done by itself and not as a threat upon the states."
Gawley also claimed that there is "no significant evidence on 21
that's new. The issue hasn't changed, only the motivations. It
would be a real injustice to see 21 passed due to federal
"It's going to be difficult," to stop 21, Gawley asserted, "Our
goal is to stall until we see what the court case brings us."
"It's an uphill battle, but it was tough last year and we won."
Rothschild agreed, adding, "The states that have shown that (Driving While Intoxicated tickets) DWI's have gone down show that
it's been in conjunction with education and strict enforcement of
DW1 laws," and not necessarily because of a higher drinking age.
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