Friday Downtown parking crush eyed November 15, 1985

November 15, 1985
Downtown parking crush eyed SA suit heard;
verdict pending
on Grouper Law
By Lisa Ftlzzolo
SUNYA students are leading a push to repeal Albany
alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulations because,
they say, the rule forces women into unsafe situations.
The current alternate parking law is in effect at least
two nights a week, depending on the neighborhood, from
midnight to eight a.m. According to Albany Director of
Traffic Safety Robert Coleman, the reason for this law is
so streets can be cleaned and plowed.
According to Student Association Vice President, Ross
Abelow, parking is already tight in the "student ghetto"
area. "There is a lack of parking in most districts to begin
with when parking is permitted on both sides of the
street," he said, adding that when alternate side of the
street parking is in effect "there are very serious problems, especially when it is effective from 12 a.m. to 8
a.m. when most people are home."
"It is almost impossible to get a spot and some people
have to park six blocks away from their homes," he said,
explaining that people then have to walk home in the
Most students seem to want a change. Sharon Cassuto,
a senior at the University said that on alternate side of the
street parking days she often has to park in areas she
doesn't believe are safe. "I live between Central and
Washington. There was a reported rape on West Street
and there is a large parking lot there where many people
hang-out. It is a three block walk from West Street to my
house and it's just not safe to walk after 12 a.m."
Approximately three weeks ago, Cassuto said she parked in violation of the alternate parking law because she
could not find any parking near her house and did not
want to park on West Street. That night, she said, she was
ticketed for parking on the illegal curbside. One week
later the same situation occured and Cassuto received a
second ticket. She wrote a letter to the judge after each incident, claiming guilty with explanation, but Cassuto said
her letters have gone unanswered.
"It (West Street) is a bad, dark street. You have to
walk down, and a lot of people park on the illegal side
and just accept a ticket," said Casssuto. "It's just getting
more scary to walk around," she added.
Although the alternate parking law has been in effect
near Alumni Quad for many years, only one other ward
showed a desire to change it. Abelow said the reason for
this is simply that, "No one thought to change it."
The 6th ward is the only district that has been able to
By Ken Dornbaum
A crowded street In the "student ghetto"
"Itis almost impossible to get a spot"
change the alternate parking law, According to Nancy
Berton, Alderwoman for the 6th ward, the law was
changed to restrict parking during the day to increase
night-time availability.
"It was not something done overnight. Based on the
needs of the individual streets, the residents organized
and lobbied to change the policy. It was accomplished
over a period of five or six years. This is not to say,
however, that it cannot be done quickly," said Berton.
Students are currently concentrating on changing the
law only in the 11th ward because changes must be made
in one ward at a time. Said Abelow, "There is a very high
concentration of students in the lltli ward. We haven't
heard any other complaints from other districts." The
ward includes Alumni Quad, most of the popular student
bars and much of the student housing on Hudson
A decision which could uphold or strike down
Albany's Grouper Law could be reached within two
months, said Steve Gawley, Student Association (SA)
President. The suit was heard on Thursday in New
York State Supreme Court.
SA originally filed suit against the City of Albany on
October 29 to test the constitutionality of the Grouper
Law. A stay was granted at that time which prevented
the city from evicting students listed in the suit.
An attempt by Albany to have the suitvthrown out of
court was rejected Thursday by Supreme Court Justice
Joseph T. Torraca, according to Lew Oliver, Student
Association Attorney.
James Linnan, Special Litigation Assistant for the
City, said that there were several reasons why he requested that the case be dismissed.
"The papers are defective," said Linnan. "The
pleadings are not properly pleaded as in accordance
with Civil Practice Laws."
"Second, our ordinance (the Grouper Law) provides
for all the things Mr. Oliver says it doesn't," continued
Linnan. "He said it excludes housing for more than
three unrelated adults, but vou see this situation in
places like the St. Rose dorms and group homes," he
Linnan added that rooming houses are legal but a
permit is needed to operate one, "like a restaurant."
"Our law is constitutional. He (Oliver) is relying on
a case from Oyster Bay that has no pertinence to this
case," Linnan said.
"Oliver should read the Belle Terre (Long Island)
zoning case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. It
was held to be constitutional," he said. "Our law is
very, very similar to theirs. The Court said it was a
valid police power to control population density, parking, trash removal, etc.," he said.
Linnan said that Belle Terre is located near SUNY
Stony Brook and that the case involved students, while
the Oyster Bay suit did not.
Fieldhouse-Chapel House land swap sought
By Bill Jacob
Following a May fire which gutted
Chapel House, the university and Chapel
House are negotiating an exchange of land
designed to better coordinate future expansion on the campus.
According to Vice President for University Affairs Lewis Welch, the university
hopes to use land Chapel House currently
owns for the site of the new athletic
fieldhouse, which is expected to be completed by 1987.
Chapel House has been offered university property on Fuller Road in exchange,
said Welch.
By relocating its building, Chapel House
may be able to provide students with
greater accessability to Chapel House's
programs, Welch said.
"The two situations came together over
the summertime and resulted in the identification of a comparably-sized plot of
land on the edge of the campus," Welch
said. The proposed site for the new Chapel
House is located behind the Student
Health Services building.
SUNY attorneys must now verify the
university's policies and determine exactly
what steps must be taken to have the exchange of land legally approved, Welch
said, and the process is complicated by the
fact that Chapel House's land is privately
Intended site of fieldhouse
. Proposed site of Chapel House
Uptown campus
The proposed fieldhouse would be located opposite the gym and the new
Chapel House would be situated behind the Infirmary.
Although SUNY Central's Legal
Office has not received a specific proposal
from the university, Thomas Winfield, an
Associate Counsel, said that any exchange
of land would have to be approved by the
SUNY Board of Trustees and probably by
the New York State legislature during its
next session,
Chapel House is now situated on ap-
proximately 3.5 acres of land, said Rev.
Gary Kriss, President of Chapel House's
governing board. Kriss added he believes
tha university needs approximately onehalf acre of Chapel House's current land
for the fieldhouse.
"We have more than enough land to
cede the one-half acre and rebuild on our
lot," Kriss said, but "if an exchange can
be arranged, we can get a location that is
accessible to students."
Kriss said the present location is not
easily accessible by car or foot and that
Chapel House would benefit from being
located closer to the podium. "That's the
center for student activity and we would
like to serve students," he said.
The new Chapel House site will become
more accessible as sidewalks and other
facilities are built as part of the new dorms
being planned for the area across Fuller
Road, said Welch.
Chapel House hopes to complete Ihe
construction of its new building as soon as
pssible because "it's very important for
Chapel House to keep in the public eye,"
Kriss said. "The longer we're without our
building the harder it will be to retain the
student interest,"he said.
Ground-breaking for the new Chapel
Huse is expected to occur sometime next
fall, unless problems arise from the exchange of land, Kriss said. "We wanted
to break ground during the school year
and we hope to be able to dedicate the
building the same year," he added.
"The proposed land exchange would
make feasible the most practical location
of the fieldhouse," Welch said. "Without
the swap we wouldn't be able to have the
most feasible location," he said.
The fieldhouse, which will seat 3,000 to
Second new elections plan passedSA sets date,
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Shamir blasts Peres
(AP) Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
who heads the shaky coalition government's Likud bloc, said Thursday that if
Prime Minister Shimon Peres fires rightwing Cabinet member Ariel Sharon, Peres
must . resign and bring down the
Rafi Edry, a spokesman for Prime
Minister Shimon Peres' Labor Party,
reiterated on Israel radio today that Peres
plans to fire Sharon today unless the controversial minister apologizes for attacking
Peres' peace efforts.
Also speaking on the radio, Shamir said
Peres had agreed not to fire any ministers
without Likud agreement and said if he
fired Sharon, "then this coalition agreement which is at the foundation of this
government will cease to exist."
Advanced Genetic Sciences Inc. of
Oakland, Calif., wants to test bacteria,
Pseudonomas syringae and the related P.
flourescens, that appear to protect plants
against frost. Use of such bacteria could
significantly extend the growing seasons
for crops.
EPA spokesman Dave Cohen said the
agency was likely to grant the company a
permit today to spray the bacteria on
strawberry plants. Nature makes the
bacteria by the billions on plant leaves in
two forms — about 99.9 percent "iceplus" and 0.1 percent "ice-minus."
not work for the Communist Party. "I
wouldn't be at liberty to give out the information he based his request on," said Paul
O'Neill, district director for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
O'Neill said the seaman had a
''justifiable reason" for receiving INS permission to remain in this country. Firica
walked off the Romanian vessel Zalau on
Tuesday night as it was docked at the Port
of Houston and on Wednesday went to the
Immigration and Naturalization Service
office here. The ship, loaded with cattle
hides, left Wednesday night for Romania.
Sailor granted asylum
In an interview with the Houston Post,
Firica said he had dreamed for years of
defecting to the United States. Firica said
he had heard during his voyage — which
included a stop in Cuba — of Miraslav
Medvid, the 25-year-old Soviet seaman
who twice jumped into the Mississippi
River, only to be returned to his ship.
Medvid later told U.S. officials he wanted
to return home, and he was aboard his ship
when it left for the Soviet Union.
Houston, Texas
(AP) A Romanian seaman who walked off
his ship here, saying he wanted to defect to
a place "where freedom is respected," was
granted political asylum Thursday, immigration officials said. Paul Firica, 44,
said Wednesday he wanted to leave
Romania so he could practice his faith and
Volcano kills 35,000
Bogota, Columbia
(AP) A volcano in western Colombia
erupted before dawn Thursday and sent
torrents of mud and water crashing into a
river that buried a sleeping town and three
villages. Officials feared tens of thousands
were killed.
... .
"Rescue workers are talking about
30,000 dead," said Red Cross director
Artemo Franco in an interview with the
Bogota radio chain Caracol. "It is an immense tragedy." "Eighty-five percent of
the town Almero is destroyted, and we
estimate there are 15,000 deaths," Gov.
Eduardo Alzate, of the state of Tolima,
said in a live broadcast interview with
Caracol. Officials said Armero, a farming
town in the state of Tolima of about 30
miles from the volcano and 105 miles northwest of Bogota, was inundated by mud
that swept down to the Langunilla River
after the eruption of the volcano, Nevado
del Ruiz(Snowpeak of Ruiz).
By Angelina Wang
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Williams expands suit
New York
(AP) Penthouse, and its publisher, Bob
Guccione, have been named in a $250
million lawsuit filed by Vanessa Williams,
who was stripped of her Miss America
crown when nude photos of her appeared
in the men's magazine last year.
Miss Williams added the publisher and
the magazine on Wednesday to a suit she
originally filed against a photographer.
Miss Williams charged in papers filed in
Manhattan's State Supreme Court that
Guccione, his magazine and photographer
Gregg Whitman unlawfully invaded her
privacy by publiching nude pictures of her
in the January 1985 edition of Penthouse.
Whitman had taken the pictures in August
"These acts have caused Williams great
distress, humiliation, exposure to public
ridicule" and the loss of valuable opportunities to license her name commercially,
court papers said. Officials fo the'Miss
America pageant lifted Miss Williams' title
after a group of nude photos of her, taken
by Tom Chiapel in July 1982, were
publicized in Guccione in July 1984.
AT&T rates to drop
(AP) American Telephone & Telegraph
Communications will cut its long-distance
rates within New York state by 13 percent
starting Nov. 17.
The cut, approved Wednesday by the
state Public Service Commission, means a
$62.1 million reduction in AT&T customer
rates throughout the state in the first year.
Under the changes, the charge for a fiveminute AT&T long-distance all placed during the day between new York City and
Albany will decrease to $1.62 from $1.91,
according to company officials' estimates.
The evening rate will decrease to $1.05
from $1.24.
AT&T filed a rate reduction request
after the commission ordered New York
Telephone Co. to reduce substantially the
fees it charges AT&T to use its local
telephone network. "The substantial
reduction in toll rates in New York state
will further several major objectives of the
Public Service Commission," PSC Chairman Paul Gioia said.
EPA may OK organism
Washington, D.C.
(AP) The Environmental Protection Agency is leaning toward approval of the first
deliberate release of a genetically
engineered organism into the natural environment, one that nature already has put
(here, an EPA official says.
The editorial in the November 12 issue
of the Albany Student Press should have
directed students with dorm maintenance
complaints lo Karl Scharl, Systems Director of Physical Plant for Building and Institutional Services, at 442-3410. We regret
the erroi
another gloomy . . . gray day on campus
free listings
"Mothers and Whores" a one
woman cabaret by Debra Wise
of the Underground Railway
Theatre is being sponsored by
the Feminist Alliance on Men
day, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m in the
PAC Lab Theatre. Tickets are
$2 with a tax slicker and $3
The International Student Par
ty is Friday, Nov. 15 .it 9 p in
in brubachei Hall Tickets are
$2 with tax sticker, $3 without
The Militant Labor Forum
presents "Women's Might:.
Under Attack: How To Fight
Back" on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8
p.m. at 352 Central Ave.,
Albany. Donation Is $2.
Eugene l o n e s c o ' s " T h e
Lesson" will be performed
Thursday through Saturday,
Dec. 5-7 in the Skidmore
Theatre, Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs. Foi leseiva
lions, call 584-5000
Central American Solidarity
Alliance presents.
In the
Name ol the People.
documentary him shot in I I
Salvador, on Sunday, Nov 24
at / p.m in the St Joseph
Auditorium al the College ol
Saint Rose Foi more into call
Dorm Party Night will he held
Salurday, Nov. IB at 9 p i n on
Indian Quad. For more Intormatlon call 442-6519.
Circle K presents job oppor-
tunny speakei Bob Prentiss
on Wednesday, Nov 20 at / 30
p.m in ED 123
Eckanker Student Society
p r e s e n t s an i n t r o d u c t o r y
discussion entitled
Tale oi
Creativity ' on Monday, Nov
18 at / p i n in CC 181
The Political Science Associa
lion will he holding a booh
sale bom Nov 18 to lie. n
on the podium
Delta Sigma Pi is sponsiem,| ,,
Bloodmobile on Nov I i •
10 a m lo .1 p m m tin- i i
William Kennedy will i ondm I
his second
Dialogues .van
Students' on fuesday. Nov
19 at 4 p.m. in the PAC Recital
Student Linguistics Colloquium will he held fuesdav.
Nov Is) at ' >:> i HU I'vt
Papers «vni tie d e l u d e d
live people . I I M
will pe served
malum , m i I.I
on I huisdny, Nov 21 horn 12
noon to i p m in meeting
room 2'M) of the State Capitol
Kappa Alpha Psi is sponsoring
i happy houi with mombeis ol
Indent oiqani'a
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Central American
I lie OUtnuj Club meet
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Brown Bag Lunch A
ailalh, on Salui
David Caplan. who will ie l k i a day, Nov 23 at 8 p.m in the
discussion on How lo Starl PAC Recital Hall. For more n
and Run Your Own Business," formation call 442-3997
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Student Association got a new Elections
Policy in a surprisingly short amount of
time Wednesday night as Central Council
pushed through a revamped policy for the
second time in three meetings.
The first policy was vetoed by SA President Steve Gawley a week ago, but he is expected to sign the second version, which
was passed with only three votes against
and one abstention out of 33 votes.
"I think it was a good policy last week,
(it) just had a few problems," Gawley said
at this week's meeting. Following the veto
the policy was sent back to the Internal Affairs Committee, .where committee
members and Gawley discussed the policy,
said Internal Affairs Chair Steve Russo.
The biggest change occurred in the
public financing of elections provision.
Whereas in the originally—vetoed policy
candidates would receive $150 if they
received more than 15 percent of the vote,
candidates for president and vice president
can now get $50 for filing 500 signatures
before the election, plus $100 after getting
at least 15 percent of the vote.
Russo said many Council members supported campaign financing as a principle,
but not a mechanism which would be based only a candidate's final performance.
Larry Wasserman, a member who voted
against the new policy, said he thought
"500 signatures (was) too excessive" for
SA to reasonably demand. In addition,
Wasserman said he feared "people cam-
paigning for money, and not for votes."
The money for financing elections
didn't necessarily have to be taken directly
from the mandatory activity fee funds,
said Gawley. Instead, "we can use
revenues from the Contact Office," he
"We're going to look into where the
money will be coming from. I would not
support it coming out of the Mandatory
Student Activity Fee, said SA Vice President Ross Abelow.
A second change in the new policy limits
media advertising among candidates, who
could originally spend up to $250 in ads in
the Albany
Press (ASP),
SUNYA's independent student newspaper.
"There wasn't too much disagreement
with media. We were going to either limit
or eliminate (it)," said Russo.
The new policy sets a half—page ad
limit or its equivalent, but exempts personal advertising. Russo said this was a
fair compromise, adding, "The money
wouldn't come out of (public) financing," Steve Russo
for ASP ads.
A policy "we can live with."
Most of the players in the process of
creating a new policy agreed that com- to sign the bill. "He's (Gawley) happy with
it. It's just sometimes compromise is in
promise helped form the new rules.
"It is not the original (policy) that came order."
out of Internal, or the one passed originalAnd Council Chair Bill McCann added,
ly—the policy is better as a whole," said "I'm happy with the policy, (but) not what
Russo. "It's one we can live with, one the I was looking for 100 percent." He added,
however, that he didn't think anyone was
entire SA can work behind."
Even Wasserman, who voted 'nay', said completely satisfied, and that he foresees
compromise had been a factor. Speaking "more changes before the end of the
of Gawley, Wasserman said he was likely year."
place for rally
over keg ban
By Karen E. Beck
Student Association is planning a
demonstration to protest University
Council's recent decision to ban kegs
and beerballs from suites and rooms on
campus after December 1.
The demonstration is scheduled to
take place on Friday, November 22 stai
ting with a rally at the Campus Cente
fountain and then with a march to th:
Administration building.
The Student Advocacy and Rights
Coalition (SARC) held meetings last
Sunday and this Thursday night on the
issue. The decision to ban kegs was
made last Thursday.
"The turnout was incredible," sail
SA President Steve Gawley. "This
policy is a week old and already, in twe
meetings, we've had a total of 140 peo
pie express their interest in the issue."
T h u r s d a y ' s meeting recruited
members from many on-campus
groups, including fraternities, athletes
and Quad Boards, to help inform other
students about next Friday's rally.
In addition, a petition drive is
scheduled to begin this weekend. "We
are asking students how they feel," said
Gawley "and we are going to bring these
opinions, whether for or against the ban
on kegs, to Frank Pogue. I'm sure
students are opposed." Pogue is University Vice President for Student Affairs,
and his office is responsible for enforcing the policy.
A general letter to students from SA
which was distributed door-to-door and
on dinner lines said, "If we allow this
policy to exist, we allow the probing
eyes of the University to dictate how we
choose to live our own private lives
behind the closed doors of our suites."
Student Action Chair Larry Hartman
said that he expects "a fairly large turnout for the rally based on the
magnitude of the issue and the number
of people it effects." Student Action is
responsible in part for publicizing the
Hartman called the policy "silly" and
added that "it lets students consume
mass quantities of hard liquor but curbs
students' consumption of less alcoholic
SA Vice Presient Ross Abelow was
equally optimistic about the scheduled
"This could be the biggest demonstration in the history of the university,"
Abelow said. "This is one of the most
absurd policies ever to be formulated by
the administration," he added.
In addition to the petition drive and
the rally, SA is issuing a reaction paper
as a response to the ban on kegs in
rooms and suites, said Gawley. "This
will intelligently delineate our position," he said.
"We have a focus now," said
Gawley. "President O'Leary and Vice
President Pogue, as the administrators
charged with the enforcement of this
policy, must be convinced of its inequity
and its infeasability."
According to Gawley, there are two
problems posed by the policy. "First of
all, it places an unnecessary burden on
Resident Assistants, who already have a
tough job to begin with and whose
renumeration has not increased for the
past eleven years."
"Increased responsibility and no increase in renumeration," said Gawley
"is obviously the factor that contributes
to the declining number of students applying to be RAs."
Gawley added that SA is still waiting
for exact figures on the decline of
students applying for RA positions.
A second problem with the new
alcohol policy is it's infringement on the
D'Amato lobbied against aid cuts
By Colleen Deslaurler
Outraged at what some people consider
to be "the most devastating blow to educational funding in years," five members of
Students Association's Student Action
Committee protested and lobbied at
United States Senator Al D'Amato's
Albany office Tuesday.
The protest was aimed at the GrammRudinan amendment to the Debt-Ceiling
Act, which proposes to cut approximately
$180 billion from the national budget by
1991, which legislators hope will help
balance the Federal budget and cut the
deficit. The cuts will come solely from
social service areas, which make up 24 percent of the budget and funds domestic programs for low- and middle-income
Student financial aid would be greatly
affected. Pell grants are expected to be cut
by 15 percent, eliminating over 400,000
students from this program. Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
and the College Work-Study program may
be cut by up lo 60 percent.
A proposed 42 percent cut in the Trio
financial aid programs which include UpLarry
ward Hound, Special Services, and Talent
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this amendment according to the Con
Digioigio said "education stands
gri'sstonul Budget office.
separately from other tilings they (tfie
Guaranteed Sludenl leans would also government) are trying to cut, we should
be cut by this amendment, according to the provide opportunities for everyone. By decongicssional Budget Office.
nying [hese funds, we are denying the
Defense spending, social security, and equal opportunity this country stands
interest en the naiional debt art all pro- for." flic amendment "is a strike against
equal opportunities foi all — ideals that
L'I.mis cscmpicd 11 em 1 hese cms
" « c picM-nicd tun stand as students 0111 country was buili o n , " he said.
Amy Koreen, a Student Association of
and si N"! \ll\111\ siudculs V. e believe 111 .mess lei evcisene lo lire school el the Stale University (SASU) delegate,
IKII , hen c ' s.ud I a m 1 lailman, chau agreed, saving "Their (the government's)
v uvv is dial a strong military will lead to a
.,1 M n d c i i l \> hen " I Ills lull would gleal
sliongei America. My opinion is that an
Iv inhilul dies,- . ilncs," lie said
educated America is the key to a strong na11 1 \ 1 Ti.u • • l leils Ihal cuts in tins
tion It people aren't educated, defense
appiopii.11 In
isn't going to get us anywhere."
ices ,uc being eui more 01
According to Koreen, many students
less eguallv,'' he added
I'lnl Digioigio, ,modus student who will be unable to attend college if the
leek pan 111 the protest said, "The amendment is passed because of financial
Amendment isn't ^n attack on education. difficulties, "Education is a basic funIt's 10 lowei domestic .spending. There is damental thing and it should be a top
seneral deficit cutting In all areas. Educa- priority," she said.
Hartman also said he believes that, "less
ion is just one of the big chunks (being
education means a less developed
America, for a larger defense budget. The
question I want to ask is does that really
make us the number one nation in the
world? I feel that cuts would be more appropriate in the wasteful defense department where fraud is prevalent."
Last Thursday, Koreen and SASU President Jane MacAlevey both made
statements at a press conference concerning the Gramm-Rudman Amendment.
Koreen expressed her outrage over these
proposed cuts, charging that they would
"dangerously affect the students —
America's backbone."
In addition to Tuesday's protest, Student Action Committee also carried out a
phone calling drive Wednesday in the
Campus Center, urging students to make
telephone calls to their Congressmen opposing the amendment.
Koreen said that the drive was "pretty
s u c c e s s f u l . " explaining that three
telephones were set up in SA to call local
Congress members Gerald Solomon and
Samuel Slraton, asking them not to ratify
the amendment.
"We have to let legislators know that we
are worried about the implications it (the
amendment) is going to have on education," said Digiorgio.
The Senate approved and finalized the
Gramm-Rudmann Bill on October 10 of
this year by a vote on 75-24, passing the
bill onto the House where it is currently being evaluated by a conference committee.
Hartman explained that the telephone
calling and the letter-writing drives were
used due to the short notice of the intended
vote by the House of Representatives conference committee, which was supposed to
occur on Wednesday. However, the vote
has now been postponed to December 9.
According to a spokesperson for
D'Amato, the Senator is in favor of the
bill and feels that it is time something was
done about the budget deficit. D'Amato
feels the bill should be passed because it
poses no immediate cuts — but spreads the
money out over five years, said the aide.
However, the aide added that D'Amato is
in favor of the Guaranteed Student Loan
Program and wants to make sure the program is not cut.
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An idea that would force professors to apply for
tenure every five years has been met with universal
condemnation among SUNYA's professional-staff
union leaders.
" 1 think that it would be a disaster for the university" were the words of Myron Taylor, secretary of
the campus chapter of United University Professions (UUP), concerning the possibility of
renewable tenure for professors in the SUNY
The new system, originally proposed by the state,
Many profs polled
say tenure lowers
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college teachers think students would get a better
education if tenure was abolished, a new survey
of campus faculty members from around the nation has found.
The survey, conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and
released Oct. 14, also found that almost four out
of every ten college teachers are thinking about
changing their careers within the next five years.
Acquiring tenure, of course, traditionally has
been one of college teachers' primary goals
because it protects them from being fired without
But tenure is harder to get now than it was five
years ago, about two-thirds of the professors
polled said.
Carnegie officials say that although none of
the survey results surprised them, discovering
that 38 percent of all faculty are thinking of leaving the profession within five years is alarming.
"Overall, we're talking about a profession that
may be in a lot of trouble," said foundation official Maria Ucelli.
Faculty members were not asked why they
might leave teaching, but their answers to other
questions convinced foundation officials there is
a widespread morale problem.
Eighy-four percent of the professors said their
students are not properly prepared for their
classes. And 40 percent said morale in their
departments had declined during the past five
years. Less than half thought their salaries were
good or excellent.
" A decade or two ago, faculty could go from
campus to campus, pushing for visibility and
professional advancement," recalled Ernest
Boyer, the foundation's president. "Today, with
fewer opportunities available, they feel locked in
and filled with doubt about their capacity to ascend the academic ladder."
There are, however, other signs in the study
that morale is not as bad as Boyer suggests.
Only 28 percent of the college teachers, for example, felt they had limited opportunities for
professional advancement, and only 21 percent
said they would not go into teaching if they could
start their careers over.
The survey was conducted as part of Boyer's
comprehensive review of the quality of
undergraduate education being conducted. He is
scheduled to release his full report sometime next
during the early stages of negotiations for a new
professors' contract, would require that teaching
staff be brought up for periodic reviews of their
performance every five years. The present system
requires only one satisfactory review before a
teacher is granted tenure.
According to a bulletin sent out by UUP chapter
President Tim Reilly, tenure is just one of many
controversial issues that are at stake in the negotiations for a new contract with the state. Professors
have been working without a contract since June
Other issues that U U P is fighting for include
guaranteed raises upon promotion, equitable treatment of part-time employees and establishment of
longevity pay, said the bulletin.
Bruce Miroff, the political science department
representative to UUP said the establishment of
renewable tenure could greatly affect the quality of
education in the SUNY system. "It would be difficult to recruit other teachers. Why would they
want to come here if they could have more security
Miroff said he feels that "right now New York
has a tolerant progressive system of government,"
but he also pointed out that it is questionable as to
what could happen if there was a sudden switch in
government. He added, renewable tenure "would
make SUNY inferior to any other public university
Christine Bose, a member of UUP's state
negotiating team echoed Miroff's sentiments.
"Renewable tenure would make it very hard to get
good faculty at SUNY." She stated that "tenure is
(a) core of union and academic principles" and
maintained that renewable tenure would defeat the
purpose of tenure. The system makes it difficult for
professors to be fired and was originally devised to
protect an individual's right to academic freedom.
According to Bose, the state won't say why they
want to establish renewable tenure. But, she said
one possible reason may be to save money as
tenured faculty have the highest salaries but are the
hardest to dispose of.
Bose said the state is trying not to deal with the
problem and she suspects that by stalling for. time
the state negotiators think the union will cave in.
But Bose said she doesn't see this as possible as the
union is strong and the negotiations team has, in
her words, become more astute.
Taylor cited UUP's main goal as "loking after
the quality of education." He said this includes
making sure that faculty are protected from firings.
UUP has already held one demonstration in front
of the Campus Center to protest he stalled contract
negotiations with the Governor's Office of
Employee Relations (OER), the state negotiating
Bose said the demonstration made the issues visible to faculty and staff who may not have otherwise
been aware of them. She said she feels that people
are beginning to realize that it is time to take action
to help the union.
UUP is planning a rally on November 17 outside
the administration building, and other labor
unions, including the Albany County Labor Council, will march along with students and faculty.
They also plan to lobby at the state legislature and
are presently talking to Student Association concerning student involvement and support.
According to the latest UUP negotiations bulletin
the state is now declaring that they never proposed
the idea of renewable tenure to UUP during
negotiations, while UUP insists that they did.
Ron Tarwater, spokesperson for OER, refused to
comment on the issue of renewable tenure.
It is expected thai Community
Banking, originally pioneered by
Key Bank, will join up with NYCE
(New York Currency Exchange)
and go by the name CASHERE,
Zahm said,"Over the semester
break, we can install a free standing ATM. That machine and the
teller will share
" T h e State University at
Albany was the first campus to
h a v e an A T M , ' '
Zahm. "Marine Midland was one
of the few banks which had the
equipment irf the area."
When it was decided to place
an ATM at SUNYA, UAS came
up with certain specifications
which had to be met. The
machines had to be entirely nonteller operated and the bank
represented had to have the
greatest statewide coverage possible. All banking services available
anywhere in the state had to be
available on campus.
At the time, according to
Zahm,"Marine Midland was the
only one willing to come to campus, the only one with services
statewide, and the only one who
would give free checking to
s t u d e n t s . " Today, Zahm
estimated $50,000 worth of transactions are made in the two
ATMs each month.
"I wouldn't want to have to be
keeping track of everything going
on in the banking industry now,"
said Zahm, adding that anyone
with a NYCE card can use it in
the campus Moneymatic ATMs
and that Moneymatic cards
should work in the NYCE
Nicaraguan research highlights grad's work
By Jim Thompson
Not many of us have ever seen military
guards on every corner, daily funerals, or
heard the sounds of nearby bombshells,
but for Jane Dirks it is part of her intriguing past.
A 34-year old post-graduate at SUNYA,
Dirks is presently working on her masters
thesis for doctorate in
anthropology. In July
and August of 1984, she
spent five weeks in
Esteli, Nicaragua, 40
miles from the Hondorus boarder, which, at that time was
defined as a militarized zone.
" W e could always hear the sound of
gunfire in the distance," Dirks said. "One
time I entered the house and found seven
militia men who offered no explanation
for their visit. Although they didi t say,
they were obviously mobilizing and leeded
a place to spend the night and so tl v did.
"When I was an undergraduate student
at Albany I wasn't very interested in
politics. I possessed the attitude of 'what
can one person do to affect the government*," she added.
Her reasons, though, for her trip to
Nicaragua are simple and straightfoward.
" I wanted to know first hand what the
situation in Central America was," Dirks
Jane Dirks with her host family In Nicaragua
"We could always hear the sound of gunfire.'
Also, she said she wanted to learn
Spanish, which since no one in Esteli spoke
English, was a necessity. Dirks said she felt
successful in accomplishing both these
The Nicaraguan people seem to be informed as far as the United States policies,
said Dirks. "It is annoying. These people
can make a distinction between the U.S.
government and U.S. citizens. They dont
blame the American people for the decisions of government."
She contradicted this reaction with
American citizens' reactions to Iranians
during Hostage Crisis of 1979. " W e held
the Iranians that that lived in the United
States responsible for the actions of their
political leaders," Dirks said.
Dirks related an incident that she said
truly displayed the feelings and views of
the people of Esteli. When she arrived at
her new home, she listened to a speech
given by one of the few elderly people in
the t o w n . ' T h e old lady explained that she
would sacrifice herchildren to save my
life." Dirks said she felt important that her
findings be heard by U.S. citizens. " T h e
people of America must finally be told the
true story of what is going on in
Nicaragua," said Dirks. "My influence in
the U.S. is more vital to their cause and
mine than the lives of their children."
Dirks is still involved in the Nicaraguan
cause. She is helping to form an aid
organization that will collect money for
medical supplies and food, and also signed
a pledge to denounce U.S. intervention in
Dirks has also been arrested before
when she participated in a sit in that took
place at a Government office in Albany to
America's Central American
Behind the Nicaraguan advocate there is
a personal side to Dirks who was married
only two weeks ago. With a gleam in her
eye and a smile on her face she said,
"After my life settles down a little, I want
to have a b a b y . "
Dirks's devotion to helping the people
of Nicaragua doesn't leave her alot of
spare time. ' 'At this stage in my life I have
very little free time and my schedule is
usually filled," she said.
She hopes to return to Nicaragua for six
months in the near future as part of the
work for her doctorate. As of now she is
studying a local tribe of Indians in Central
Rockefeller College focuses on grad options
By Melissa Knoll
There are alternatives to attending law school or
graduate school for business after graduation, and the
Nelson A. Rockefeller School of Public Affairs and
Policy proved it by holding Graduate Information Day
Tuesday at Draper Hall.
A number of informational displays' were staffed by
representatives of research centers, institutes, and support units of the college, and academic program tables
were staffed by faculty members and graduate students,
who presented information about the various programs
within Rockefeller College.
Information workshops dealing with specific academic
programs were presented by Michael Vayo, assistant to
the provost for admissions, and Kathy Torio, of the college's External Academic Programs Office. General
graduate program information, including such topics as
admissions, financial aid, internships and placement opportunities were discussed. Lectures given by professionals within each department were also Included.
Graduate Information Day was not aimed only at those
who have definite plans of attending graduate school,
said Scott Snyder, an undergraduate teaching assistant in
the political science department. "It's not so much to encourage studentsas to whether or not to go to grad
school, but to give the college publicity, as well as to give
students an idea of what graduate school is all about," he
Snyder explained that a lot of students don't realize the
advantages of graduate school. "The College of Public
Affairs and Policy is an alternative to law and business
schools for m a n y , " said Snyder, "...and there's good
financial aid."
Gerald Parker, Assistant Provost of Rockefeller College added, "Graduate Information Day was designed to
attract potential clientele not only from SUNYA but all
area colleges." Parker said he notified Siena College,
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One possible solution for the 11th ward, said Cassuto,
is to change the policy so alternate side of the street parking would be in effect during the daytime, such as in the
6th ward, when the majority of the people are not home.
When asked what he believes to be the best solution,
Jerry Jennings, the Alderman for the 11th ward, said,
" I ' m not sure what the best solution is. No one has come
•o a firm conclusion. We want to make it safe and comfortable for people, but every consequence must be look--1 a t . "
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being cleaned during the day? When would that section of
the city be cleaned? It is a lot to look into. I can't say we
can do it or we can't do i t . "
Cassuto said that a lot of work will have to be done,
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"The downtown campus is more appropriate because it
attracts a clientele that otherwise wouldn't attend the
event," said Parker, noting that most events are held
Parker explained that the uptown campus will hold a
Graduate Information Day in the Spring in which, not
only the Rockefeller College but all the colleges within the
University will participate. The Spring event will be
geared primarily for the benefit of SUNYA students.
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Community Banking teller in the
Campus Center. But now, according to Zahm,"We are looking at
an addition of a Community
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UAS to decide fate of bookstore
By Jim Avery
The future management of
SUNYA's bookstore rests in the
hands of a committee which has
yet to be formed, as Barnes and
Noble approaches the end of their
five-year contract with University
Auxiliary Services.
Barnes and Noble has operated
the bookstore since 1981, and
whether or not it wil continue to
do so is up to the bookstore committee of the University Auxiliary
Services (UAS) Board of Directors. Membership of the committee has not yet been determined.
"The committee has always
started this late," said Karleen
Karlson, Assistant Dirctor of
Residential Life, who has been
appointed chairperson of the
committee for the last two years,
adding,"That's been a criticism
I've had."
John Hartigan, Vice President
of Finance and Business and an
eight-year veteran of the UAS
Board of Directors said he does
not feel the present schedule inhibits the contracting process.
Norbert Zahm, General Manager
of UAS, agreed, saying,"We're
on schedule,"
According to Zahm, in the
past, bids in the fa! have been
taken as late as November and
December. As far as choosing a
book vendor, Zahm said,"We'd
be aiming at late spring to make a
decision. A lot of campuses don't
make those decisions until summer and that's clearly too late."
When formed, there are three
avenues the committee could
take, according to Zahm. It could
open the floor to bidding from
competing retail firms, renew the
current contract with Barnes and
Noble, or put UAS back in the
bookstore business.
The UAS Board next meets on
November 15 and committee appointments may be made at that
meeting. Once the bookstore
committee has been formed, the
contract process can begin, said
D u r i n g the SUNYA
bookstore's early years, "the
bookstore was run by FSA
(Faculty Student Association),
the original form of UAS, at great
financial loss," said Hartigan.
FSA operated the bookstore on
the late 60's and early 70's until
continued financial difficult
caused them to lease service»from
Follett College Stores.
"At that point lease-operated
stores were a relative rarity," said
Zahm. Speaking of the Chicagobased Follett College Stores, he
said, "They were probably the
largest lease operator in the
Follett held a three-year contract
and then, a five-year contract
with SUNYA. Then,"We looked
at all of the other companies.
With the size store we have, we
wanted the leased service of the
highest reputation," said Zahm.
The SUNYA bookstore contract
is approaching $4,000,000, he
"They've always been very
responsive in the past," said
Karlson, describing Barnes and
Noble. She added," Barnes and
Noble has always preferred to
handle problems directly. If you
have a problem, you can deal with
it yourself. The manager of
Barnes and Noble has been very
On campus banking facilities
may also undergo some changes
in the near future, although the
three-year contract Marine
" 'idland Bank holds with UAS
NEWS UPDATESLet's clean up Pine Bush
The SUNY Albany College Republicans are
organizing a day-long program designed to clean
the Pine Bush, according to the group's president, Steven Korowitz.
Pine Bush is a region in Albany County "with
unique environmental conditions and it's not being taken care of properly," said Korowitz, adding, "we wanted to make the community aware
of their environment and the problems involved
in its upkeep."
The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday,
November 16 at 11:00 AM and is expected to attract supporters in the form of elected officials,
business leaders, and residents, said Korowitz.
Any student interested in helping out can contact Korowitz at 442-6381 or just meet at the gym
at 10:30 AM. Transportation will be provided.
Bubble plans burst
The expected completion date for the 'bubble" which is to be erected next to the gym has
been set back due to delays brought on by the
weather, said Dennis S. Elkin, Facilities Coordinator for the Athletics Department.
The bubble will be a temporary recreation
facility which will house basketball, volleyball,
and tennis courts, Elkin said, adding that there
will also be a jogging area around the courts.
The next steps in the construction process include the installation of the asphalt floor and
electrical systems, followed by the inflating of the
bubble, Elkin said.
The bubble is being installed to temporarily
relieve the overcrowding at the gym until the
planned fieldhoused is built and it is uncertain
whether it will remain in place after the
fieldhouse is built, Elkin said.
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A partial outage of the Telecom Communications System resulted in a loss of some phone service on the academic podium on Tuesday, according to Gary Pelton, Director of the Telephone
Systems Office.
The outage, said Pelton, occurred because any
new system must undergo a "burn-in" period in
which periodic partial shut-downs arc to be expected. The system operates with two central
processing units (CPU), which "perform routine
diagnosis on the quality of the system," said
If the CPUs find a problem, as was the case on
Tuesday, said Pelton, "the system is designed in
such a way that only a portion of the system Is
shut down until the problem can be fixed."
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No sex is trendy sex
Celibacy is on the rise in the United States, according to Penthouse Magazine's informal
survey published in their December issue.
College students are also changing their sexual
ways. Based on a 19S4 study at the University of
Northern Iowa, 44 percent of the students
surveyed had had sex with someone they did not
want to marry compared to 69 percent ten years
"Contrary to popular belief, celibates do not
hate sex and they are not all women," said
researcher Gary Hanaven. "In fact, 40 percent of
our respondents reported 'very strong' sex
drives," he added.
In addition, celibacy is not a permanent
lifestyle. Given the chance, people usually expect
to end their celibacy in a few years, Hanaven
Consumer issues translate into employment
By Linda Greenberg
Improving consumer relations is top
priority for many private businesses and
the job-market in the consumer Held is expanding rapidly, according to speakers at a
consumer conference Thursday.
"Jobs in the Consumer Field," a student workshop given as part of a series of
workshops at the Consumer Awareness
Conference at the Empire State Plaza in
downtown Albany, Thursday, November
14 also included an informative lecture on
consumer affairs.
The moderator of the discussion was
Patrice Jenkins, of the Greene County
Cooperative Extension, and keynote
speakers included Joanne Gage, a Consumer and Public Affairs Specialist for
Price Chopper Supermarkets and Jay
Halfon, Legislative Director for the New
York Public Interest Research Group
Gage, who has worked for Price Chopper since 1983, spoke about consumerism
in business and the private sector. According to Gage, "The consumer department
(of a business) may be looked upon as a
department that costs money as an expense
for that business, rather than earning
But, she added, "When the business
becomes more enlightned as to what role
this department plays, it realizes that the
consumer department will generate goodwill, which in turn, will increase sales."
The role of a consumer department is
two-fold, said Gage. First, "Our department acts as a watchdog, keeping an eye
on the relationship between the merchandiser and the consumer. It takes care of
customer comments, whether they be compliments, suggestions, or complaints. Our
goal is customer satisfaction," Gage
The second role is its staff function in
supporting he merchandising team. "Our
department must be part of sales and merchandising. We must work closely with
them in order to have clout, to be part of
what's going on," said Gage.
The consumer department is responsible
for educating customers. According to
Gage, "This is done at the point-of-sale."
New developments at Price Chopper to
achieve this goal include informative pamphlets whose aim is to educate the public.
"I get a personal
satisfaction . . . protecting the rights of
— Jay Halfon
Two such pamphlets are "Very Special
Vegetables" which serves as a guide to trying and preparing specialty vegetables, and
"Light and Lean," which informs
customers about lean cuts of meat and
nutritional ways in which to prepare them.
The consumer department is also concerned with establishing and maintaining
good community relations. "Price Chopper is very active in community events.
One project we do is senior citizen busing,
which is a help to the community," commented Gage.
Gage concluded, "By fostering goodwill, we are accomplishing two goals at
once. We satisfy our goal of keeping
customers happy, and at the same time, we
keep customers, which makes for a profitable business."
The second speaker, Halfon, who is a
lobbyist for NYPIRG, discussed consumerism in the public sector.
In the public sector, "consumer action
deals with the areas of insurance, the auto
industry, the banking industry, and other
Surrogate Santas sought
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volunteers to play Santa.
On Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, the March of
Dimes will be holding a "photos with Santa"
fundraiser at the Northway Mall in Colonie.
Volunteers are needed to play Santa and help
take these holiday photographs. No experience is
Volunteers are asked to join In the Christmas
spirit of giving and give a few hours of their time
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passage of legislation that is in the interest
of consumers," said Halfon.
"NYPIRG has gotten involved in a wide
range of consumer issues," said Halfon.
He gave two specific examples of the
cancer-causing effects of toxic substances,
such as asbestos in the workplace, and
DES daughters whose mothers were given
the cancer-causing DES drug to prevent
miscarriages years ago.
"As a consumerist, I want to see justice
done regarding hazardous consumer products. 1 get a personal satisfaction in taking part in a social justice campaign, and
protecting the rights of consumers,"
Halfon said.
Halfon listed several potential employment opportunities and resourceful
literature in^the field of public con-
sumerism. Consumerist Ralph Nader
heads the Center for Study of Responsive
law and to find out about potential job opportunities there, one can write to John
Richard, P.O. Box 19367, Washington,
D.C. 20036.
Two valuable sources of information include Good Works: A Guide to Careers in
Social Change, edited by Joan Anzalone,
and the Consumer Resource Handbook,
which is published Dy the United States Office of Consumer Affairs. To obtain a
copy of either of these publications, write
to the same address.
Also, a monthly newsletter, "Community Jobs," keeps an up-to-date list of
available jobs, by location and by public
interest area. To subscribe, write to Community Jobs, 1520 16th St. NW,
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Rat opens deli window
A new deli window has been opened at the Rat
in order to alleviate the crowding there at lunchtime and to offer a greater variety to students,
according to Jay McClure, a manager at the Rat.
The window, which is next to the cafeteria in
the Rat, "hadn't been used as a service bar,"
said McClure, "since business has slacked off.
We opened the deli to relieve the heavy lunch
business," he said.
The deli opened last Monday, said McClure,
adding, "A lot of people took notice because we
were busy that night." It offers three or four
types of sandwiches, soda, and inunchics, and is
open seven days a week, said McClure.
McClure said that although the deli window
does not currently accept meal cards, "we are expecting a card reader next week" for students
with the Campus Center Option.
Open letter
To the Editor:
Statistics show SUNYA's Jewish population to be in
excess of thirty percent of the school; a pretty fair amount
to whom this letter is addressed. As 'gabbi' of the newly
formed "Traditional Students" group at SUNYA, I am
offering an open invitation to come and join us for Shabbat services every Friday at 6 p.m. (followed by a home
cooked Shabbos dinner at nominal cost), and Saturday
services at 10 a.m. (followed by Shabbos lunch - free). We
offer a spiritual uplifting; a relaxed atmosphere of
students from all different Judaic backgrounds. Services
are conducted n Hebrew and English, using a wide variety
of tunes which add to the flavor of Shabbot. We pray according to the Torah's prescribed way of praying, with
men and women each performing their specific functions
according to Jewish law.
Services are held every Shabbot at "Shabbos House,"
67 Fuller Road (Corner of Fuller Road and Perimeter
Road, on the way to Stuyvesant Plaza). For those who
prefer a more liberal, less traditional Shabbot service,
there is the SUNYA Chavurah. We hope to work together
to relight the flame that has been lost around the Jewish
community. So how about giving us a try and enjoy a
Shabbos experience you'll always remember. For more
information, feel free to contact me at 442-6758. Watch
for details of our upcoming Shabboton Nov. 23.
—Ken Steinberg
Untapped kegs
We didn't sign this in support of alcohol
or drinking. No student should, and we
believe that only a few will.
We signed this petition because University
Council's decision earlier this week to ban
kegs and beer balls in suites violates every
dorm resident's right to privacy, and gives
the university the right to monitor students'
behavior even in the privacy of their own
Although dorm rooms are on-campus,
and thus under university jurisdiction, they
have been and should continue to be, the
private domain of the students who live
there. Students pay for their rooms and are
entitled to be treated as tenants. The University is the only landlord in town that would
dare to tell a 21-year old what size container
he or she can drink from.
This is not, as some administrators and
students have asserted, an issue of students'
drinking rights; the University, after all,
hasn't completely banned alcohol in the
dorms. It's an issue of a University Council
decision that reflects little of the preliminary
discussion, study, review and planning conducted over the past few months. Each stage
recommended a realistic, enforceable policy
based on alcohol education and respect for
an RA's delicate position as both a student
and a member of Residential Life.
The result of this is a policy that arbitrarily sets a limit on the size of a container, but
has little to do with the actual quantity of
alcohol consumed, and doesn't really provide for the educational awareness programs
that could be many times more effective
than an arbitrary ban.
It's the RA's though, that have been hurt
the worst by far. After months of stressing
the importance of not turning RA's into
police, it's happened anyway. RA's are being asked to spy on their peers, putting them
in the uncomfortable position of invading
their friends' privacy, and sometimes taking
action against members of their own
To resolve this, the whole alcohol policy
does not need to be revised. As the petition
above explains, the alcohol policy passed by
University Council is simply in need of an
amendment to the section on bulk
The petition should not be mistaken for
part of a pro-alcohol campaign. The issue is
student rights, not student drinking.
This Sunday, students will have the opportunity to add their names to the list when
Student Association officials go door-todoor on all the quads inviting dorm
residents to sign the petition. Next Friday,
November 22, at 2:00 in front of the small
fountain there will be a demonstration
against the policy.
We encourage everyone to attend.
University Council has set a dangerous
precedent by mandating the invasion of our
privacy. Let's put a stop to it while it's still a
precedent, and not a common practice.
No swindle
21'Policy Unfair to RAs
The December 1st change in the purchase age from 19
to 21 will undoubtably have profound effects upon the
University and more specifically the Residence Staff. This
is due to the reality of the situation —like it or not, over
70 percent of Residence programing somehow includes
alcohol. While the stated purpose of most functions do
not openly pronounce it, the harsh reality is that most
parties are centered around one thing — drinking.
Anyone who denies this fact, plain and simple, is living in
a plastic bubble. The change in purchase age from 18 to
19 only somewhat restricted the nature and number of
these events, while the increase in purchase age from 19 to
21, for all practical purposes, eradicates them. Consequently, in the future. Resident Assistants are forced to
explore other areas of programming — those which do
not include alcohol. This in itself is a positive step;
however, non-alcoholic programming is more timeconsuming, demanding and in most cases, more expensive. Alcoholic programming provided administrativelyburdened Resident Assistants easy and cost-effective
ways to bring together a large number of residents, and
help in the development of community.
the ban on kegs and beer balls continues the trend of
making the Resident Assistant position more administratively oriented. It is stressed to RAs that they are
students first and RAs second. Yet this position is constantly contradicted by administrators who have
characterized Resident Assistants "as at the very least
quasi-administrators." This contradiction has led to the
continued increase of administrative functions on an
already burdened staff.
The end result of this trend has manifested itself in a
marked decrease in the number of students who have applied to become RAs over the past five years. One can only speculate upon the effect of the ban onlegs and beer
balls in conjunction with a 21 year old purchase age as it
relates to the desirability of becoming an RA. However, it
is probably safe to assume that it won't increase or improve a potential applicant's desire to apply.
The majority of people who become RAs do not do so
because they want to bust up parties, stop ball playing in
the quad or, for that matter, ask students to remove a keg
or beer ball from their room. Quite the opposite, in fact.
To quote one RA, "These people saw an opportunity to
plan parties, work with many different types of people
and motivate others to see past the rigors of acedemia and
enjoy the other side of college. I really doubt that the
thought of counting tack holes even entered their minds."
For that matter, neither did the thought of having to enforce this new policy.
David Pratt
The institution, by the University, of a ban on kegs and
beer balls in individuals' rooms and suites makes a bad
situation worse. Students who are accustomed to drinking
in all likelihood will continue, with more of them taking
refuge in their rooms as santuarics of private inducement. Hence, Resident Assistants will be placed in the
unenviable position of enforcing the bulk container
policy when, in all likelihood, bulk containers may well
be more prevalent. While the policy is unenforceable, it
proves the University shows the same insensitivity to the
students as the N.Y.S. Legislature does. Instead of putting a grandfather clause in the 2.1 year old purchase age,
which would allow the change to occur over the summer,
the Legislature insisted upon immediate action. In addition, the University, which clearly must conform to the
wishes of the Legislature, makes a bad situation worse by
banning bulk containers during the middle of a semester.
The University has several options which arc more
moderate and have the same eventual result; for instance,
waiting until the end of the semester (or the acedemic
year, for that matter) to implement any kind of bulk container policy.
Make no mistake, though, this policy is enforceable
and, if curcnt policy remains in effect, it will be enforced.
Undoubtedly the will of the Resident Assistant* to enforce this new policy is going to be tested. I have little or
no doubt, nor should anyone else, that this policy can and
will be enforced effectively. By effectively I mean that
while consumption from bulk containers will undoubtably continue, it will continue in a very discreet, responsible manner.
The enforcement of this new policy will in some regards
alienate the Resident Assistant from their residents, making life in residence potentially less fufilling for both
residents and Resident Assistants. The implementation of
If the University continues to insist upon increasing the
demands upon RAs, especially when it takes the form of a
controversial policy, then it is clear that remuneration
must also increase. There has been no increase in
remuneration for RAs over the pst eleven years, yet I
wonder how many administrators haven't gotten a raise
over the past eleven years. It would be a different question of RAs were being overcompensated, but a room
waiver and $250 stipend a year pales in comparison. According to Ripley's, long ago in a university far, far away,
RAs were once remunerated with room, board and tuition waivers (not to mention less stringent policies to enforce).It is all relative to the times-, I guess, but in very
real terms let's compare $250 in 1985 to $250 in 1974. Any
psuedo-economist could tell you that it just isn't the
Finally, the university will undoubtedly respond to this
charge with the reply "that they've made several attempts
to secure more renumeration for RAs from the state
legislature." It seems obvious that this was not a serious
priority in administrators' eyes. This seems odd, in light
of the fact that last year the administration was in an
uproar when frustrated RAs attempted to form a union.
For what it is worth, most RAs I spoke with didn't advocate the formation of a union, but they hoped that out
of the whole thing would arise a greater sensitivity by administration toward RA needs and concerns. So far this
sensitivity has yet to be displayed,
It is time for the University administration to act instead of react. Not to be at all dramatic, there is so much
more at stake than bulk containers — the quality of life in
the residence halls,
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To the Editor:
This is in response to the editorial where Clare Mertz
accused survival game organizers of misinforming participants of the game. In the accusation, Mertz claimed
that the organizers promised the $14 to include the bus.
This was never mentioned. The advertisement clearly
stated that the $14 would buy three games, gun rental,
goggles and ammunition. All other information was
presented at the captains' meeting. It was announced that
additional rounds of ammunition would be extra as well
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who could not find their own transportation. The daily
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announced at the meeting that the playoffs would cost extra. Every team that participated in the game had
representatives at that meeting. Any misinformation
could only have been passed by these team
Mertz also stated that much stress is experienced during
the game. Of course there is stress. You experience stress
every time you come to bat in a softball game. Stress
makes for excitement and challenge. It is an integral part
of all competitive sports.
It is true that the survival game can be expensive.
Similar, games in New York and Pennsylvania charge as
much as $30 to play. Where else can you get a day full of
adventure and challenge for a price as low as this? Certainly not skiing. The bottom line is all who participated
had a fantastic time and we hope to see you all again next
semester. *
—Mitchell Gcrber
Organizer of the Survival Game Tournament
Vigil for peace
To the Editor:
Next week is the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting.
This is the chance for both sides to negotiate a meaningful
nuclear arms control agreement. One area that will be a
major issue in these talks is the Star Wars (Strategic
Defense Initiative) program. The Soviet Union says it is
against Star Wars and wants to negotiate a ban on it. The
Reagan Administration plans to pursue this program, and
refuses to negotiate on it. Star Wars threatens to undermine negotiations on other types of weapons, as well as
become the most expensive and dangerous program in
Dr. Peter Stein, physics professor at Cornell and a
founder of United Campuses Against Nuclear War, is one
of 1,600 scientists who have pledged not to participate in
Star Wars research. On Tues., Nov. 19, he will be speaking at 2:30 in LC 2, and at 7:30 at the Unitarian Church
(across from Draper Hall). He will be discussing the prospects of the Geneva Summit and Star Wars. This event is
sponsored by Speaker's Forum, Peace Project, and the
Robert Hoffman Memorial Fund for Peace.
Also on Tuesday, a candlelight vigil for peace will
begin at 6:30 at the armory on Washington and Lark.
Students planning to go will meet at the circle and take
the 6:00 Wellington bus. This vigil is one of several nationwide to support nuclear arms control. I urge all
students to attend these events and be aware of what happens at the summit. The world's future is at stake.
—Thomas Gaveglla
Peace Project
Classes for '21'
To the Editor:
While walking on campus last semester you would constantly hear about the fight against " 2 1 . " People are giving up — but the fight is not over. The Legislature is not
in session right now, and that should give us time to
prepare for battle. Face it, if the state ends up with its
wallet filled and faced saved with an alternate policy, it
will listen.
We propose this:
1. A class offered for 19 and 20 year olds, possibly
two three hour classes educating them on alcohol
2. Those completing the class would receive a state
I.D. allowing them to purchase alcohol.
3. The fee for the class will be set to cover the
amount of federal highway funding lost, and the cost of
the classes.
4. To eliminate income discrimination, state funding
of the fee will be evaluated by need.
Many of us would remember this type of policy with
the three hour driving course which is proven effective. In
the eyes of the Legislature, the following would be
1. The way the law stands now, a 21 year old drinker
that has never been allowed to drink will be an immature
drinker. A 19 year old completing the proper course, who
has invested time and money into a privilege will realize
the responsibility involved with drinking alcohol. The 19
year old is much less a risk than is a 21 year old first time
2. The fee would cover any loss of federal aid, and
possibly help the state economy.
3. The program will create several state jobs.
4. Afore lives would obviously be saved.
The only disadvantage to the Legislature's eyes:
1. 19 and 20 year olds would be treated as adults
(aren't we supposed to be?)
\ . , V.Y.
—Barry S. Pollack
—Scott Anthony Seeley
Fathers of TailKappa Bpsilon
No bus for us
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to express the feelings of indignation I and many other SUNY students are experiencing over the SUNY bus system. As I understand it, our
buses are supposed to arrive at each stop on an average of
every ten minutes. So for those of us who live down by
Partridge and Main there should be no need to dispair if
one of those green monsters happens to cruise right by
due to overcrowding. Yes we can relax as we are assured
of the presence of another within minutes. And yes, isn't
it a marvelous feeling as only seconds later another arrives on the scene equally as crowded and once again
cruises past. By now the average person is in a cold sweat
as the harrowing realization that he or she will be late to
class settles in. However, this is not even enough to complete the picture, for after haying the experience of being" blown off" twice, you will now probably find
yourself waiting at least 15 to 20 minutes for the next bus,
and the next cycle to begin again.
It would seem that SUNY buses are not coming every
ten minutes, but around two or three appear one on top
of the other around every 20 minutes.
This is to anyone who depends on the SUNY bus
system a nuisance, and to those of us who are a bit down
the busline an outrage. For not only do we have to
tolerate the tardiness of the bus, but we also have to take
a gamble on whether or not we'll even make it to the campus, as it seems that practically every bus is too crowded
to take us.
—Joe Cavalcante
—Nicolina Lcno
—Molly Mints
—Mary C. Wilsoa
—Frank DeMartino
Grilled cheese?
To the Editor:
Four years. 1500 UAS meals. I endured, I ate, I've suffered. Broiled goldfish, raviolis with taco sauce, wilted
lettuce, and the list goes on.
At first it's hard to accept cafeteria food and its side effects. Your taste buds rebel, your stomach churns, and
the industrial toilet paper just isn't cutting it.
After four years I've adapted. I've learned how to eat
UAS food. Since smell is 70 percent of taste I no longer
use my nose. I know the right combination of food which
causes the least heartburn and indigestion. As for side effects, I buy Scotties and save the school's sandpaper for
wood shop.
I am surprised I have lasted this long on such low quality food. Yet, I am not hard to please when it comes to
food. Give me a dozen fried shrimp and a chicken puck
once a month and I'm content.
But, over the last month the situation has grown worse.
Hot lunch on the Indian Quad cafeteria has been pitiful.
To be more specific, I will use as a u»se example the UAS
product that has spurred me to write this letter:
Grilled cheese
What's going on? When you think of grilled cheese you
expect to find two things — bread and cheese. UAS has
managed to include the bread (though often stale) but
where is the cheese? They have consistently been using
only one small slice of cheese in their grilled cheese sandwiches. Only once over the last four weeks (Monday,
November 4) have they used two slices of cheese. It was
hot, crisp and melted — perfect. But the next day they
went back to their old tricks. Soggy, stale, and one slice
Of unmelted cheese.
I'm not asking for much. Just put the cheese back in
the grilled cheese.
—Jeff Turk
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By E. Paul Stewart
The Cosby Show, which airs
Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM on
NBC, has returned this year for
what hopes to be another promising season. The show, which stars
Bill Cosby, Phyllis Ayer-Allen
and several
talented costars is perhaps
the best imagewise portrayal
of a black (or
ethnic minority) family in the
history of television. They are upwardly mobile, highly educated
and have a stable family atmosphere. In a sense, they could
be described as black "yuppies."
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There has never (to my recollection) been a serious television program with a minority main
character or family. If there isn't
room for a network drama with a
mainly minority cast, why not try
a Hispanic "Matt Houston" or a
black "Dan Tanna" (Vegas)'!
Although they may not exemplify black life in America, at
least as "good guys" they portray
Another very positive point to plagues me as a minority, an image for minority youth.
be made about the show is that it however, in spite of my extreme Must we be resigned to being cast
has been very well received by a like and respect for the Cosby as "Chico" (Chico and the Man),
cross-selection of the population: Show, and that is the media's "Rooster" (the pimp on Barretta)
young and old, white and black. (network television in particular) and "Huggy Bear" (the flim flam
That is the determining factor for lack of awareness that there are man on Starsky and Hutch)
any black show to be successful more minority professionals and rerun? I shall never resign myself
on network television.
more ways to depict a positive to that.
There is one issue which minority image than a sitcom.
In real life some of these people
do exist, but they don't represent
me and they don't represent the
masses. Obviously, the powers
that be in the television industry
have yet to realize these facts.
There are a great many Black
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and Hispanic actors and actresses, longing for the opportunity to display their talent. Since
that talent is by no means in short
supply, there is no reason for
Hollywood not to take advantage
of their availability. When
Hollywood finds a Black comedian they seize the opportunity to
exploit him to the fullest. When
will they utilize the abundance of
serious minority actors and, more
importantly, when will we demand it?
If we as viewers (and especially
of the minority concern) continue
to accept any and everything that
Hollywood "dishes out", the
quality of television (and our portrayal in it) will never improve.
My advice: support the Cosby
Show because it's good and it's
hopefully a new beginning, but
ask for more, expect more and demand more. Why? Because there
is more to us and we deserve to
have it showcased.
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More student loan funding seen in House bill
Washington D.C.
(AP) — The House Education and
Labor Committee approved a bill Tuesday
that would double t h e amount
undergraduates could borrow in their last
two years of college and give new teachers
a five-year grace period on repaying loans.
The rewrite of the Higher Education Act
would also extend for five more years the
whole network of federal grant, loan and
work-study programs that provide about
$9 billion annually in aid to half the nation's 12 million college students.
In a move to make parents share in the
costs of their children's education, the bill
would require all students under age 23 to
report their parents' income when seeking
financial aid, Unless the students are married, orphans, military veterans or otherwise financially independent.
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3,000 people, will be a large arena structure and will house sports such as
volleyball, tennis, and track, Welch said.
"The fieldhouse is fundamentally a recreation facility and not a spectator facility,"
he added.
Kriss said he expected the exchange to be
made on equal value instead of equal
acreage. "It's much easier for them and
for us if there is no exchange of money."
"I don't expect there to be ay real problems (with the the exchange)," Kriss said.
"It would be beneficial to both parties...We'll do our best to see that the
technical difficulties will be worked out in
the simplest Way possible," he said.
A Chapel House committee is drawing a
conceptual plan of the new building, which
is being designed for either of its two possible locations, Kriss said. A final draft of
the proposal is expected in early
December, at which time an architect will
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"We weren't throwing students out in
the past," said Linnan, "but we don't
know what we're going to do in the
future," provided that the law is upheld.
Oliver said he felt that Linnan's
arguments were invalid. "Obviously, the
judge thought so," he said, adding that
Torraca rejected Linnan's argument that
the papers were improperly placed.
"The city made it clear they would deny
getting permits for rooming houses," said
Oliver. "Rooming houses are short-term
residences, not apartments," he added.
"The attitudes expressed by Mr. Linnan
and the city are typical anti-student attitudes," said Oliver. "It's clear the courts
will not permit this retaliatory action," he
added, referring to the city actively evicting students because of the legal action.
"The city has no defense — that's all —
no defense," Oliver continued.
"The Appellate Division, Second
Department, held that the Oyster Bay
Grouper Law violated the New York State
Constitution because the restricitons
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The new Chapel House will most likely
include a large general worship area and
two small chapels for both the Christian
and Jewish faiths, Kriss said. The building
will also need office space and botha
kosher and standard kitchen facilities, he
said. "We hope to make the house more
accessible to the Jewish community and a
kosher kitchen would do just that."
The new building will require an
estimated $450,000 in funds, Kriss said, all
of which he hopes casn be raised through
donations from the community. The firm
of Button and Button has been hired to
coordinate the fund raising project, with
SUNYA student T.J. Starr coordinating
efforts on campus.
Kriss said Chapel House has already
been receiving unsolicited gifts from alumni who have heard that Chapel House
burned down in May.
for new teachers on repaying college loans.
Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y., who sponsored the provision said the nation's shortage of teachers "is disgraceful. It borders
on the criminal."
The bill also would phase out over five
years the 5 percent origination fe that
students now must pay when they take out
The measure would lift the interest rate
on Guaranteed Student Loans to 10 percent during the fifth year of repayment.
The rate now is 8 percent for first-time
Oliver commented that the Belle Terre
ruling dealt with the federal constitution
and has "no relevance to this case."
"We're confident that the Albany
Grouper Law will be struck from the
books," he added.
Gawley, said,' 'This is a solid victory for
students pending final deliberation."
Commenting on the stay, Gawley added
that, "the stay is pertinent to the plaintiffs, (but) we have mechanisms for protecting any student who runs into trouble
with the Grouper Law.''
consumption problem on this campus,"
Abelow said.
"I think that with a large turnout next
Friday, we can realistically expect the
administration to succumb to the
pressure and permit kegs and beerballs
in suites," added Hartman.
Some information
The committee approved the measure by
a 26-2 vote. Two Texas Republicans, Steve
Bartlett of Dallas and Richard K. Armey
of Denton, a former college professor,
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was arbitrary and ^conspiracy and
unrelated to any government goal," he
"Oyster Bay is all single family dwellings, while Albany is a 1-, 2-, and 3-family
zone where population density is much
higher than in a residential area," he said,
adding that the "population density issue
has some justification...but it has no application to a large city with multi-family
residence zones."
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rights of students, Gawley said.
"This policy treats students as
children," said Abelow. "The idea that
students will be more tempted to drink
beer from a beerball than from a can is
ridiculous," he added.
"The administration is kidding
themselves if they think that banning
beerballs and kegs will solve the alcohol
The bill would raise the maximum Pell
Grant — outright scholarships based on
need — from $2,100 to $2,300 for the
1987-88 acedemic year. There would be
$200 increases annually through 1991-92,
when the maximum would hit $3,100.
The measure would retain the current
$2,500 limit on how much college students
could borrow in their first two years, but
allow juniors and seniors to borrow
$5,000. Graduate students, now limited to
$5,000 in Guaranteed Student Loans annually, could borrow up to $8,000.
It would require all students, not just
those with family incomes above $30,000,
to demonstrate need before getting the
subsidized loans.
The grace period for new teachers is
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By Marc Paseltiner
The Albany State women's soccer team recently finished their
season with a solid performance
at the NYSAIAW Championships
at Brockport. A 4-3 win over
fourth seeded
highlighted the team's appearance
in the tournament.
The Danes were seeded last in
the eight team competition and
were forced to play first-seeded
University of Rochester in their
opening game of the single
elimination tournament.
The women put on a good
show as they held Rochester to a
scoreless tie through the first half.
Despite losing 3-0, Albany State
head coach Amy Kidder called the
Danes' performance "very
After losing to Rochester, the
team was sent into the consolation round against another tough
team in Nazareth. The Danes when Hensen scqred unassisted.
went into the game without the Nazareth again knotted the score
services of Mary Dulkis, a key with a goal at 61:20 on a penalty
player for the Danes who was kick.
sidelined with an injury.
It wasn't until 85:35 when Joan
It was a game of tug-of-war as McNamara scored an unassisted
both teams took' turns scoring, goal that somebody would regain
neither giving the other the edge the lead.
for too long.
For the third game of the tourNazareth struck first at 3:30 in- nament, the women faced St.
to the game and kept their 1-0 Lawrence, a team that had beaten
lead until 29:35 of the first half Albany 4-0 during the regular
when Cheryl Hensen fed Joanna season.
Lazarides for the Danes first goal.
A goal at 4:10 by St. Lawrence
The Hensen to Lazarides con- set the tone of the game as the exnection clicked again for the hausted Danes were unable to
Danes at 33:50 to give Albany a muster the strength to come back.
2-1 lead. Nazareth quickly tied it
up with a goal at 35:50. The first
Kidder considered the Danes'
half ended with the teams performance in the tournament a
deadlocked at 2-2.
big success, and called the victory
The second half started with a over Nazareth the biggest one of
rare miss of a penalty kick by the year, as the team came
Dane midfielder Kim Kosalek. together to play some of their
There was no scoring until 50:50 strongest soccer of the season.^
By Cathy Errlg
Dane midfielder Cheryl Hensen was named 16 the all-tournament
team along with teammate Laura McGrath.
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Foote Jr., but Foote had to undergo knee
surgery on Wednesday, so the Wagner offense will be run by 6'4" freshman Greg
Kovar, who has not played a down this
Wagner enjoys the homefield advantage, but Czarnecki feels that the cheering
crowd is not the most important boost
Wagner has received from its environment, especially pertaining to the
Seahawk's rank in the nation's poll.
"It's (rank) definitely misleading.
Wagner is in the New York City area, so
they receive so much more favorable press,
and that's what the rankings are based
on," said Czarnecki.
Kwiatkowski agreed that the rankings
were an unfair basis for playoff considera-
tion, but he didn't think a school's location determined its placement.
"I don't think it's fair to say Wagner is
ranked so high because o f their
geographical area," said Kwiatkowski.
"What's unfair is that Albany is not ranked. It's tough to crack the barrier; the
NCAA doesn't want to paint themselves
into a corner by having to defend putting a
team with two losses in the playoffs.
That's poor and a shame because it doesn't
reward the teams that have the courage to
schedule tough oppenents."
The debates will have to wait until after
the game for Hameline, who has served
under Ford and predicts a wide open affair
"Fordie's not like that. I know him, he's
not going to hold anything back," said
Hameline.' 'This is where we wanted to be,
so we're going to go out and have fun,
whi:h is what it's all about."
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Defensively, Wagner is led by an A1IAmerican candidate, Charles Stinson, a
6'2" 230 pound defensive tackle. According to Minogue, Stinson is always doubleteamed and sometimes even tripleblocked.
The events transpiring on the football
field in Danbury, Connecticut and at
Kings Point, Long Island tomorrow are of
equal importance to Ford and the Danes.
"This is the first time I've ever rooted
for Ithaca in a long time," said Ford.
PAW PRINTS: Five Albany State players
are Staten Island natives, Soldini, (Tcttenville) offensive lineman Ross Setlow
(Wagner) offensive lineman Charles Guddemi, (Farrell) Sarcone (Wagner) and
Revano (John Jay).
in which Albany won't restrain any of
their weapons.
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The Danes have practiced in the rain all
week, which could help.
Still, the backfield, Dave Soldini, Dana
Melvin, the platoon of Ceasar Revano, Ro
Mitchell and Milano are hoping for dry
weather. "It's the mud that kills us,"
Milano said. "But it is the same for both
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classic manner for the Albany
State Wrestling team tomorrow.
The seventh annual Great Dane
Classic, which involves between
15-20 collegiate teams, including
four from Division I schools,
begins at 10:00 a.m. at University
Gym. The final matches will wind
down between 6:00-7:00 p.m.
"The finals will be star-studded
matches," said head coach Joe
DeMeo. "The Classic gives people a chance to see top-caliber
collegiate-style wrestling."
The Danes, the Classic's defending champions, took four of the
tournament's 10 weight classes
last year. However, o f those
champions, which included Dave
Averill, (126), Andy Seras, (1S8),
Marty Pidel, (177), and Sandy
Adelstein, (190), only Pidel is
returning, prompting DeMeo to
predict a fifth place finish for his Dane wrestler Matt Ryan will be trying to fill the vacancy left by Sandy Adelstein at the 190 pound
weight class this year.
"Fifth is where I'd thought
we'd finish last year," said
DeMeo, "But last year we had
defending champs return. This
year, we have guys who finished
second or third returning."
Albany's toughest competition
will come from Division I
Syracuse, whom the Danes narrowly defeated for the Classic title
last year. The University of New
Hampshire, Boston University,
and Boston College and Springfield a Division II team that
narrowly defeated the Danes last
season in dual competition last
season, are also strong contenders
By Doreen Clark
The Albany State women's swim team
co-hosts the Great Dane Relays with the
men's team on Saturday.
The team hopes to take a first, second or
third place trophy in the all day
The season, which lasts until Februrary
15, will include fourteen meets and a
winter training session in Puerto Rico.
The team of 26 swimmers and divers is
coached by David Turnage and assistant
coach Caroline Scharlock and headed by
co-captains Clair Blarthow, Jane Klotz,
and Carol Pearl.
Two years ago, Klotz qualified for national competition in diving. A spring
semester in France prevented her from diving for the team last year. Pearl is absent
from the team for the fall semester as she is
currently an exchange student in England.
She plans to return in the spring to defend
many of the records that she currently
Seven members are new to the team this
1978," said head coach Bob Munsey.
Besides consistently strong teams like
A long, long season could come to an Fredonia and St. Lawrence, Albany will
end this Saturday for the Albany State face some surprising new teams.
Men's Cross Country team.
"Ithaca and SUNY Buffalo have really
Tomorrow the harriers travel to Sunken come on this season," said Munsey.
Meadow, Long Island, to compete in the
Even though the outlook for the team is
NCAA N.Y. Regional meet. The top three dim, there is still a chance for Albany to
teams in this meet qualify for the NCAA send individual runners to the nationals.
national championship meet in Atlanta, The top six individuals not on one of the
GA. on November 23rd.
three qualifying teams, also qualify for
In the past two seasons Albany has
placed 18th and 16th in the national meet,
"A couple of guys have fairly good
but this season they are just hoping to do shots at qualifying," said harrier Chuck
well enough in the regional meet to qualify Bronner.
for the nationals as a team"1 feel that Craig Parlato, Ian Clements
"The competition this year has got to be and Tim Hoff each have an outside chance
the toughest since they started the meet in of going," said Munsey.
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few good freshmen, the team is even
year. While the coaches think that all of
stronger. The smaller number produced a
them offer positive contributions, some of
more cohesive group with more
the newcomers show an exceptional
camaradarie and motivation than has been
amount of promise.
seen with the larger teams."
Freshmen Robyn Roche, in the
breastroke, and Genne Cuniff, in the
While according to Turnage, the team is
backstroke and sprints, are expected to be
"working hard and stronger than last
record breakers by the end of the season.
year," it still may face some stiff competiFreshmen Christine Gav/ley and Marcy
tion. RPI, the team's rival, has done
Geisser are expected to be close behind in
strong recruiting for the season. Other
both categories of swimming and diving.
tough meets will be against Hamilton College, Skidmore College, and SUNY CorThe team lost only three members last
tland. Yet Turnage says that the swimmers
year, seniors Kris Monahan and Jewel
already have good times and he hopes to
Rambo, and junior Mary Ann Schmit. All
returning members are considered to be ' improve on last year's 8-6 record.
stronger than last year. Returnees Sue
According to diving coach Jim Serbalik,
Rhib and Carol Ely are expected to greatly
"It's nice to have four divers, we've never
improve their events as compared to last
had that before." Referring to Klotz and
year. Last year's 'Most Improved Person',
Michael Vardy, a member of the men's
Pepper Schwatz, is also expected to do well
team, he said, "Hopefully the standards
this season.
that the two national qualifying divers bring
will affect the rest of the divers. It's
The team dropped from thirty women
last year to twenty six. As assistant coach
Caroline Scharlock said, "The team is
smaller this year, but with the addition of a
Dane harriers travel to LI
Honolulu, New Orleans,
Miami, NYC, Boston
A break-down of the Danes'
contenders at each weight
118 lbs. — The Danes' only concern at this weight is whether or
not junior Shawn Sheldon will be
able to make a quick transition
from Greco-Roman wrestling to
Co'legiate style. The 5'4" 1985
SUNYAC champion, second in
the Classic last year, just returned
from Sweden Tuesday, where he
placed fourth in the GrecoRoman World Cup. Sheldon will
be backed by freshman Isaac
Ramaswamy, who took second in
the Empire State Games this
126 and 134 — The Danes are
vulnerable at these weights due to
Averill's graduation and John
Balog's decision to wrestle at 142.
The Classic will serve as testing
ground for freshmen Pete Andrew, Dave Waxman, and Andy
167 — This weight is another proving ground for the Danes, since
Marty Pidel is moving up to wrestle 177. Freshman Mike Simon, a
5'8" all league wrestler from
Brentwood, is the Danes' leading
177 — Pidel was the Classicchampion at 167 last year, and the
5'11" New Paltz native was nationally ranked through most of
last season at 167. His presence
should make this one of the
Danes' strongest weights.
190 — The Danes have the luxury
of two experienced top quality
wrestlers at this class. 5'9 1/2"
Matt Ryan was second at this
weight last year, losing to teamGordon at 126, and Paul Prosser mate Sandy Adelstein in the final.
Jake Sabo, a junior transfer from
and Dave Pause at 134.
142 — Junior John Balog is the Nebraska, is a two-time Division I
Danes' biggest threat at this NCAA qualifier.
weight. The 5'8" Balog was third Heavy Weight — De Meo's only
in the tournament last year, and regret in reviewing his team's
went on to qualify for the NCAA competitors in this class is that
although the Danes possess two
excellent heavyweights, juniors
Chris Tironi and Ivan "The Terri150 — Senior Jim Fox, second in
ble" Katz, there can only be one
the Classic last year while wrestlwinner. Katz, who was third last
ing at 142, makes this another year, has improved enormously,
strong weight for the Danes. Like according to DeMeo. Tironi, a
Balog, Fox also placed at last graduate of SUNY Cobbleskill,
year's SUNYAC tournament, and was fourth at last year's National
qualified for the NCAAs.
Junior College Championships. •
158 — The weight synonomous
Albany State women swimmers to host Relays
for the championship.
DeMeo considers the higner
weight classes to be his team's
s t r e n g t h s . " F r o m 177 t o
Heavyweight, I'm not too worried," said DeMeo. "We've got a
lot of depth and experience at
those weights."
with Andy Seras' name last year
will be handled by sophomore
Arnc Soldwedal this season.
Soldwedal, a 5'10" transfer from
Adirondack Community College
placed fourth in the pre-season
West Point tournament, a competition similar to the Classic.
nice to have an Ail-American (Klotz) back
from France."
As part of their training, both the men's
and women's teams will travel to Puerto
Rico for the second consecutive year for
winter training during the Christmas vacation. The team will train in the 50 meter
pool at the University of Puerto Rico for
nine days.
The team plans to hold various fund
raisers to offset the cost of the trip. A raffle, swim-a-thon, and candy sales are the
events planned for this semester. All trips
are financed mostly by the swimmers.
Although the team has many outstanding members, Turnage insists that it has
the depth a team needs to win against
tough competition. None of the coaches
will predict what will happen, Turnage
said, "All in all, I think that we'll do very
Keglers to host Invitational
This Sunday the Albany Bowling
Club hosts the SUNYA Invitational at
Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. Tht
competition, which is the third of eight
tournaments of the tri-state bowling
conference, begins at noon and lasts until 6 PM.
There will be 13 men's teams and 6
women's teams competing. Some of the
schools represented are RPI, West
Point, BU.and MIT.
The Albany men open against Coast
Guard in five member head-to-head
competition. After that, the men keglers
play University of Lowell, Mass. in a
singles and doubles event.
The Albany women face Western
New England College for team play,
and then take on West Point in women's
singles and doubles action. The
women's team is currently a half point
,iut of first place in the Conference.
Sieve Spiggs leads the Danes with a
193 average. Following close behind is
.Mike Zeleznick with a 191 average. The
third man for the keglers is Steve Silva
registering 188 points per game. Ken
Schwartz has a 183 average. Only onetenth of a point, which translates to one
pin on the alley, separates Jim Bishop
and Mark Macksen.
The women keglers are led by Subrina
Licht averaging 156. She is followed by
Robin Steinberg with 154 and then Lisa
Oppenheimer with 152. Helcne Solney
rounds out the top four with 143.
Trophies will be awarded in the men's
and women's division for the first and
second place team, for the first and second singles and doubles finishers, and
for all events combined.
— Kristlne Sauer
Sports Friday
Women swimmers set to
make a splash at Great
Dane Relays
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NOVEMBER 15, 1985
Danes vs. Wagner: winner takes all
Albany senior players could end
season, careers on Staten Island
By Marc Berman
Albany State quarterback Mike Milano and fullback Dave Soldini execute the Dane
wishbone In the Danes' 35-27 win over Hotstra.
Wagner Seahawks are putting as
much on the line as Albany State
By Mike Mac Adam
The Albany State Great Danes are about
to complete a long, tough ten-game sojourn through Division II and Division 111
And the beast at the end of the tunnel is
Wagner College.
The Danes have had to scrap through a
schedule containing Division II teams and
some of the best Division III teams in the
area, and the Seahawks, ranked eleventh
in the nation among Division III schools,
are one of those teams.
But the beast Wagner has warmed up
for Saturday's collision at Fischer Field,
Staten Island, by feeding on a steady diet
of Ramapos and Glassboro States. That
leaves Wagner, at 8-1, enjoying the luxury
of an outright do-or-die situation to make
the playoffs, while the 7-2 Danes certainly
must win, but also have to rely on a sympathetic NCAA selection committee that
doesn't normally award playoff spots to
teams with two losses.
"It's nice to be in a situation where our
destiny rests in our hands," said Wagner
head coach Walt Hameline. "In a situation like this, if we win, I feel we're going
to the playoffs, and if Albany wins, they
have a shot, too."
Two coaches who could be experts on
what to expect in Saturday's game, having
faced both Albany and Wagner this
season, are Cortland State's Jerry
Czarnecki, and Hofstra's Mickey
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Kwiatkowski. Czarnecki tasted the best of
both worlds, 28-23 over Wagner and 21-16
over Albany, while Kwiatkowski's experience this season was somewhat more
sour, losing to Wagner 20-10 and to
Albany 35-27.
"We felt that beating those teams showed that we were at their level, but we just
didn't slug it out and show consistency in
the latter part of the season, and that's the
nature of the beast, that's why Albany and
Wagner are where they are," said
Czarnecki. "I feel Wagner has the advantage physically over Albany, but (Albany
head coach Bob) Ford always has his
players prepared, so it will be very close."
Kwiatkowski preferred to make a more
concrete prediction, though.
"I think you are going to see a bloodbath," said Kwiatkowski. "Whoever wins
will score 24-27 points, and whoever loses
will score 20-22 points. I wouldn't be surprised to see the game decided by a single
turnover or a bad bounce. And whoever
gets that break is going to win."
It doesn't take years of college coaching
experience to realize that Albany's defense
has to stop Wagner's rushing sensation,
freshman running back Terry Underwood.
"He's had an exceptional season," said
Hameline. "He's gained over 1,000 yards
already as a freshman, so he's been very
valuable to us."
Underwood surpassed the 1,000-yard
milestone last week and scored five
touchdowns, including one by means of an
83-yard kick off return, against winless
Ramapo College in the Seahawk's 57-6
"Ramapo doesn't impress me — Terry
Underwood definitely impresses me," said
Czarnecki. "Our defense encouraged them
to roll out, because we felt that we had two
choices: letting them turn Underwood
loose or making the quarterback roll out."
According to Kwiatkowski, however,
there's more to Wagner than just
"Terry Underwood truly was not a factor (In Hofstra's loss)," said Kwiatkowski.
"He will probably be the best Division III
back when he's a junior and senior, but
right now he's all potential. They beat us
with a fine cast of supporting characters."
I'hat cast included quarterback Jesse
It is tradition at Albany State for the
senior football players to deliver farewell
speeches before their final game.
Thursday night, after what could have
been their final practice as Great Danes, 14
seniors got up and spoke. The themes of
the speeches were basically the same; they
hope Saturday's game is not their last.
It won't be if Albany State can defeat an
8-1 Wagner College team ranked eleventh
in the nation. It won't be if Jack Butterfield's 7-1 Ithaca Bombers can topple
Kings Point. It won't be if Mickey
Kwiatkowski and his struggling Hofstra
team can bounce back and beat Western
Those three events must occur, otherwise the Danes' 1985 season ends tomorrow in Staten Island at Fischer Field. If
those events occur, the Danes will qualify
for the NCAA playoffs for the second time
in school history.
"We're going to live up to our part of
the bargain," said senior wide receiver
John Donnelly. "We just hope Ithaca and
Hofstra can do their part."
There wasn't an Albany State player interviewed that didn't feel that tomorrow
was the most meaningful football game of
their lives.
"This is going to be the biggest game
I've played in since I started playing football when I was seven," said senior defensive end Rick Punzone. "This might be the
last time I'm ever going to put on shoulder
pads so I'm going to be playing hard."
The rest of the Albany defense will need
that kind of intensity if they are to stop a
Wagner offense which has averaged 31
points a game. However, the Seahawks
will be without their number one quarterback, Jesse Foote, who had cartilage
removed from his knee Wednesday. In his
place, Wagner Coach Walt Hameline will
start a 6'4" freshman Greg Kovar in his
first varsity appearance.
"It won't change their offense that
much," said Staten Island Advance
reporter Jack Minogue, a Wagner beat
writer for 21 years. "They might run the
ball a little more."
Wagner's chief weapon is keeping tht
ball on the ground. Their rushing atack is
led by freshman tailback Terry Under-
wood, who is an Ail-American.candidate
with 1106 yards rushing so far.
He is joined by fullback John Chiofolo,
who is second on the squad in receptions
with 22.
The leading receiver is Herb
Bellamy, who led Division I Penn State in
receptions last year before becoming
academically ineligible. At Wagner, he is a
force, heading the receiving corps with 26
"They have great balance on their offense," said coach Bob Ford. "Southern
Connecticut is the best football team we're
faced with this year. But Wagner might
have the best offensive talent we've faced.
They can do so many things on offense
and that's what scares me the most."
Wagner runs the pro I set similiar to the
Norwich Cadets, who were shut out by the
Danes three weeks ago. "It's people that
beat us, not formations," Ford said.
"We play really good against an I," said
Punzone. "We held (Bruce) Johnson from
Norwich to 30 yards a few weeks ago and
Johnson is considered a great back."
Most agree that the Danes' defense has
peaked. Their performance in the 20-0
blanking of Buffalo Saturday was nothing
less than spectacular. The defensive line,
Denis Murphy, George Iaccobaccio, Chris
Esposito and Punzone have been stingy all
year. Linebackers Scott Dmitrenko, Frank
Sarcone and cornerback Matt Karl have
been dishing out punishing hits. And the
secondary continues to "bend but not
break." "We're playing as a unit," Punzone said. "At the beginning of the season
we weren't."
Offensively, the squad sputtered in the
rain at Buffalo and Mike Milano's right
hand still hasn't completely healed. Ford
said that Milano can throw the ball, but his
velocity is slower.
"Out in the rain and cold during practice it hurts," said Milano. "But once the
game starts, I don't feel it."
The wishbone attack might be slowed
down if the forecast for showers holds
"We hope like hell for a dry track," said
Ford, whose squad drowned in the mud in
Cortland four weeks ago. "Our whole offense relies on quickness. It's tough to tell
a Pat McCullough to block a 230 pound
lineman with no traction."
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Sledgehammers to the street
and have even played some selected gigs
around LA.
The other two 1985 releases include the
heart and soul of the band, Henry Rollins.
Even though all four memebers of Black
Flag make this band great, it is Rollins'
heartfelt lyrics (he is an excellent poet) and
awe inspiring live performances that give
Then the roof fell in. A series of legal
battles, over distribution rights and
The picks include the title track, about a
"Wild and Crazy Guy," "Bastard in Love,"
"I'm the One," and "Best One Yet." Also
noteworthy is the sing-along, "Annhialate
This Week."
The second LP is brand new, and entitled In My Head. It has the same similarities
to their previous work as Loose Nut did,
but it differs in that, not only are there
noticeable differences between the songs,
(the tempo differences and style variations
that caracterized Loose Nut), but there are
differences within songs, (mainly tempo
changes. They also shortened up some
songs even further, while lengthening
others. Lyrically, Black Flag still captures
inter and intra-personal conflicts better
than any band 1 know, except perhaps for
In My Head is harder to get used to than
their previous efforts, and this is definitely
due to the constant tempo changes,
especially within the first few songs,
"Paralyzed" and "Crazy Girl." This is also
Greg Ginn's first crack at producing a Black
Flag album, and I think he may have
overemphasized his guitar a little. The
third song on the album is "Black Love" in
which Rollins' vocals literally sound as if
copyrights, prevented the band from
releasing any new studio albums for three
years. Most groups would have called it
quits, but not Black Flag.
In 1984 came the triumphant return of
Black Flag. By the year's end they had
released three LPs (one of which was a
spoken word/instrumental album) and a
live cassette. They had also undertaken
two tours which included over 200 live
performances. There was a big difference,
however, in their music. The songs were
now much longer, more instrumentally
complex, and certainly more melodic.
This was blasphemy to the 30 seconds,
beat yourself and everyone around you to
a pulp, hardcore punk crowd. Many of
them rejected the new Black Flag who
dared to be progressive. This only showed
the hardcore crowd, or a large part of it, to
be as narrow-minded and adverse to
change as the people they accuse of these
traits. On the other hand, many diehard
fans remained, and new fans took the place
of those departed.
In 1985 three new LP's have been released (one of which Is instrumental), as has a
live video cassette covering 1984. All Ihree
they are coming from within your head,
while the music is coming from the exterior. Next up is "White Hot," which can
be best described as sludge-metal. The title
track closes out side one, and is a great
song packed with energy and some excellent guitar work.
Side two begins with "Drinking and
Driving," a protest song against. .. you
guessed it, drinking and driving. Personally, I think it's their best song since the
Damaged LP. It packs the energy and style
of "Six Pack." The final three songs,
"Retired at 21," "Society's Tease," and "It's
All Up to You" are nothing short of killer
rock songs. All nine songs are Ginn and
Rollins compositions.
What's In the future for Black Plagl A
live video cassette .ind a cassette covering
1985 should be out by the year's end. An
early 1980 tour is already in the works, In
which a new bass player will replace Kira,
who has parted ways with the band within
the last few weeks.
Alter lhat, who knows? As Henry
RollitU said, "Black Flag is a very volatile
outfit, Whalevci it Is, though, you can be
lure it'll be done their way."
t's been a long time. It's been a long
time since Black Flag recorded their
first single, "Nervous Breakdown,"
back in January of 1978. Eight years later
they are working harder than ever to make
themselves a viable entity to as many people as possible. This is a rather monumental
task considering that Black Flag doesn't
know the meaning of the word
Joe Romano
First, let's backtrack a bit in order to get
familiarized with this Los Angeles outfit.
Black Flag began as a Ramones-influenced
hardcore band led by guitarist Greg Ginn,
who is the only remaining member in
1985. As a matter of fact, there have been
a dozen members in all. The group gained
regional popularity, but it wasn't until the
arrival of their forth lead vocalist, Henry
Rollins, and the release of their first LP,
Damaged (called the greatest punk album
ever by Maximum Rock-N-Roll), that the
band became one of the top names in U.S.
albums were recorded in the same
weekend. The band also undertook a
16-week tour despite the fact that drummer Bill Stevenson left Black Flag to rejoin
his previous band, the Descendents. Anthony Martinez (ex-Dickies and Red Hot
Chili Peppers) stepped in ten days before
the tour and did a bang-up job.
. . . Many of them rejected the new Black Flag,
who dared to be progressive.. . many diehard
fans remained, and new fans took the place of
those departed..
It is 1985 that I would like to focus on,
since Black Flag has always focused on the
present and future. The instrumental
album, the Process of Weeding Out, has
not hit the stores yet. You may be asking
yourself why they would release an Instrumental album. The reason is that Black
Flag is very proud of their instrumental
prowess. Greg Ginn (guitar) is nothing
short of amazing, with his psychotic style.
Bill Stevenson (all three 1985 releases were
recorded before his departure) is one of the
best drummers I've ever heard . . . a real
basherl Kira Is an extremely talented bass
player, though not as flashy as her
predecessor, Chuck Dukowikl, Together,
this trio plays some mesmerizing pieces,
that added pizzazz.
The first album, ioose Nut, came out in
June. It differed from their previous
release, Slip It In, in a few respects. Hirst of
all, the songs were shorter for the most
part. Secondly, there was more variation
between the songs. In addition, several
numbers were characterized by a catchy
guitar hook running throughout the song.
Kira also tried her hand at writing music
and seemed to capture Ginn's (who is still
chief songwriter) style remarkably well.
The similarities included Black Flag's
trademark of an incredible amount of
energy, Chin's twisted guitar leads, Rolllrt'i
passionate vocals, and an overall slyle of
sledgehammer, razor-edged rock-h-roll.
November 15, 1985
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id y o u ever have o n e of those weeks when, considering everything that absolutely had to be done t o avoid failure and/or death, y o u w o u l d have t o
devote a t least 40 hours a day to the bare necessities? A n d did y o u notice,
too, that there always seemed to be a huge complication thrown in, so that y o u
wished y o u only had to put in those 4 0 hour days and not worry about the complicating factor?
Some people deal well with these killer weeks. They rationalize the situation and
keep things in perspective. A s aspiring philosopher Joe Izhakoff once said, "If I just
buckled d o w n and hid under m y bed for a week, t h e time would pass, and
everything would turn out okay."
It's a nice sentiment, b u t it doesn't take into account disastrous complications!
— like that strange thing with the stick figures at the top o f the page. Yes, this has
been a killer week for m e , and every time I sit d o w n and try t o get some w o r k
done, that stupid jingle invades m y brain, conquering all traces of quasi-intellectual
Even philosophical Joe admits that this situation is "out of control and needs t o
be stopped." That's w h y I'm appealing to you, the reader, for help. Those life-like
illustrations under the jingle represent the little dance and hand motions that accompany the words. I don't know w h e r e this terror comes from; all I k n o w is that
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break into a song and dance routine about peanut and jelly. People are starting t o
I'm beginning to make strange association which inevitably lead to peanut butter
/liwn.lnslciis, Ini'.
and jelly. I can't look at m y RA, Skippy, without having a jingle-attack. I can't g o to
the cafeteria without concluding that it's another
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I began to ask around. I had to determine where this invader had come from and
w h y it had singled m e out. M y roommate, Miss Chris, swears that it w a s an ad for
the "peanut butter and jelly candy bar." W h e n I insisted that I never heard of such I
thing, she said, "I guess it didn't make it. Sounds pretty gross anyhow, huh?!'
Grant-Simon (who ought t o know, since he's the second cousin of Simon Sez)
decided, "It must b e from that G o o b e r stuff — y o u know, the stuff with peanut
n board was plenty of food and
shelter. Life should have been simple and free, a lark. Boredom,
however, set in about two years ago. Thus,
a game was created to pass time on this
ship of fools- a fool's game of death. Not
death swift and sure, but death
Ian Spelling
Death followed a generally slow,
tedious manhunt aboard The Livingston.
Lynchings provided the most fun,
therefore lynchings became the
"in"method of execution, the Reeboks of
death fashion. The names of each and
every passenger rested at the bottom of
Captain Tim Dayson's champagne bucket.
Once a week he chose the latest victim.
Normally, the potential iynchee would run
in fear for weeks, never knowing when
he'd be caught. Occasionally, the bounty
hunters purposely captured the victim in
days. Usually, though, they enjoyed letting
the victim sweat a while, allowing him to
contemplate his fate. Then they'd grab
him and lynch him, or her, this was, after
all, a coed game of death.
On rare days, the hunt lasted but hours.
Al Menken's lasted but hours. He started at
the bow and ran until he tired, a mere two
hours later. He gave up- a fact the bounty
hunters took into account when they lynched Menken's entire family before he was
to get his.
The rules were simple. Run 'til you are •
caught and then face death calmly. Those
who broke these primitive rules suffered.
Death was a given, it's method wasn't for
truants- as rule breakers aboard the Livingston were called. Truants received
whatever punishment the Corona deemed
applicable. Menken, for instance, surrendered his rights to mercy after a mere
two hours. •
Dayson, also the Chancellor of the Corona, declared Menken's fate- and that of
his family. The Corona followed simple
governmental procedure. The group of
seven board members ruled by majority,
with Dayson voting only to.break a tie.
Dayson's job, like everything else aboard
the Livingston, was simple: he maintained
the party line.
Dayson announced that Mary Menken
would die first. No blindfold and no quick
drop off an eleven foot platform. No hanging painlessly for all to see and laugh at.
Rather, Mary was treated to the pulley
system. Normally, a noose is secured
around the side of the neck assuring a
quick, painless death in which the neck immediately snaps. Mary Menken's noose
hung behind her neck, meaning suffocation when pulled taught. But there she
stood, calmly, as those simple rules
Three burly men cranked the gear shift
and reeled in the rope. When she hovered
one foot above the ground, Mary grabbed
the rope and strained to pull herself up.
Dayson's smile vanished. His eyes met
"Hold it up gentlemen," Dayson
ordered. "The truant's wife seems to want
to live. Lower her."
The men followed orders. Dayson walked over to her and smiled. She glared back
"I know what we'll do," he called over to
the six other board members.
"Let's have some fun. Let's make her
watch the rest of her family die first. Then
we'll string her up."
And so it was done.
Ann Menken went first, kicking and
screaming, fighting with more than her
eleven years of muscle. Dayson glanced at
his watch. Her neck never snapped. She
hung there, suffocating for three and a half
minutes, according to Dayson's watch.
And Dayson got smart this time. Little
Ann's hands were tied behind her back.
Billy Menken died next. Up and down
went the rope. Dayson decided Billy's
hands wouldn't be bound, so the seventeen
year old fought like hell. He groped at the
rope only to have the crank jerked and the
rope sear his hands. This happened several
times as the crowd aboard the Livingston
cheered violently. Finally, the boys at the
crank jerked too hard. The hands jay limp,
dripping blood onto the deck.
Finally, Mary Menken met her fate. All
the while, her husband watched attentively. His eyes caught his children's just
before they rolled to the back of their
heads. Menken ;aught his wife's
bewildered eyes as well.
Then it was his turn.
Dayson commanded the men to tie
Menken's hands together. The simple
orders were followed. As they yanked at
the leather strap, in an effort to secure it
was tight, Menken kicked and struggled.
Hands incapacitated, Menken rammed
into Dayson with his head, knocking
Dayson overboard. Others reached for the
darting Menken who dodged them
Menken nearly tripped over the lifeless
body of his baby daughter, Ann, as he scuttled about the ship's deck. Finally cornered,
he ran no more. He looked around the Livingston, closed his eyes, and jumped.
He landed with an unceremonious thud,
next to the corpse of Tim Dayson, whose
neck broke in the fall. Menken stood and
peered up at the Livingston, which sat motionless on its stand. He read the plaque
reading TTie Livingston. Through the glass
bottle Menken saw Mike McKensie hard
at work on his latest model ship. Menken
banged at the glass, but Mike was too busy
to hear him.
Nobody heard him.
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re you in the mood to think? No?
Then perhaps a good cinematic
choice would be Once Bitten, as it
will make few, if any, demands on your
brain. One of any number of similiar films,
Once Bitten is probably best suited to the
junior high/high school crowd at the
should submit them immediately t o the Aspects
Bitten once too often
Shortsleeve ducks out
liarlene Shortsleeve spent most of
Election Day on the phone informing over 40 bands that Duck Soup
closed. The club, which had opened just
live months ago, and featured acts such as
Clive Pig, Del Fuegos, 10,001) Maniacs, and
The Meat Puppets, locked its doors amidst
a maze of confusion and speculation.
Shortsleeve, the hooking agent for Duck
Soup, stated that the management told her
the closing only temporary — they
plan to enlarge the stage, move the bar,
and reopen in April. Other sources say the
bar, owned by resauranteur Robin Burton
and managed by Melody Howarth, will
reopen in December. Who knows? It's no
secret that the club, located in Rensselaer
is not in a prime spot and live music attendance is down all over the area.
If and when Duck Soup reopens, Shortsleeve and her husband Dave, who ran 288
Lark during its heyday, will most probably
not be involved. They are looking to start
their own establishment. An attempt to
open al the Embassy Club fell through, but
they are confident that they have found a
feasible, but undisclosed, location.
About the closing Shortsleeve said, "I
hope it serves to wake poeple up a little
bit. If they like new music and don't support It, they won't see it much longer."
Some of the shows scheduled for Duck
Soup may be transferee! to other area
The main character is an eighteen year
old high school student (Jim Carrey) who
wants desperately to — shall we say — express his manhood. In this oh-so-typical
scenario, his "good girl" girlfriend (Karen
Kopins) says no, so what does he do? You
guessed it — he goes out with "the guys",
who are naturally only interested in one
Meanwhile, in a gorgeous super-modern
mansion, we find our model/actress Lauren
Hutton, a.k.a. female vampire. She is frantically searching everywhere for a virgin,
whose blood she needs to retain her youth
and beauty.
So one night Mark, the teenage virgin,
and his friends, the teenage sex maniac
virgins, all pile into Mark's ice cream truck
and head for the nearest pickup joint. And
gee, you'll just never guess who they run
intol The story goes on in this highly
predictable fashion until we are drumming
our nails on our chairs, able to guess the
outcome from scene one.
For what it is, Once Bitten is not completely atrocious, but its high points never
surpass mediocre. There are some cute
jokes, but It you're looking for substance,
forget it. The characters are . one- .
dimensional, the plot inane, and the socalled climax tiresome. Sure, it's intentionally silly, but it winds up being more so
than necessary. There is a limit to how
much teenage humor one can take. And
we are so far removed from the characters
— what little there is in the way of
characters — that we don't much care what
happens to them one way or another.
The film's main attraction, and chief
redeeming quality, is the incredible beauty
of Lauren Hutton. She is the first vampire
to sport the latest styles from Paris and
wear them, smashingly, .as only, a super-
model could. Sex appeal is second nature
to her, and her seductive looks and poses
are the most believable (and if you're a
male, no doubt, the most exciting) aspect
of the movie.
Cleavon Little raises our expectations
with the promise of an interesting performance as Hutton's servant, but our hopes
are dashed as the movie progresses. At the
outset he seems to posess an evil grace and
exciting delivery, but he never quite goes
anywhere. He, like the rest of the movie,
foils, fla,t
The only' thing this movie does, beside
relieving us of the burden of taxing our
minds, i s make a snide comment on current sexual mores. The vampiress is
desperate because she doesn't know ivhere
she'll find a virgin in this day and age.
So7 Cot five dollars? In the mood to
completely waste it? In the mood for
mediocrity? I've got a great movie for you
— it's called Once Bitten.
A S P rating:
4a Aspects
November IS,
November 19, 1985
Madison (489-5431)
Compromising Positions 7:15, 9:35
Cine 1-8 (459-8300)
1. Nightmare on Elm Street Part II 1:45, 3:45, 5:30, 7:40, 9:45 Fri,
Sat, 12
2. Agnes of God 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20, Fri, Sat, 11:30
3. That Was Then This Is Now 2:30, 4:45, 7:25, 10, Fri, Sat, 12
4. Jagged Edge 1:40, 4:10, 7:05, 9:30, Fri, Sat, 11:40
5. Back To The Future 1:40, 6:50, 9:10, Fr„ Sat., 11:35
6. Dance With A Stranger 1:30, 3:50, 6:40, 9, Fri, Sat, 11:15
7. Death Wish 111 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 9:55, Fri, Sat, 11:50
8. Bring On The Night 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40, Fri, Sat, 11:45
UA Hellman (459-5322)
1. Pee Wee's Big Adventure 7:25, 9:20.
2. After Hours 7:35, 9:30
Crossgates (456-5678)
1. Remo 12:50. 3:30, 6:30, 9:05, Fri and Sat 11:40
2. Back To The Future 12:45, 3:15, 6:15, 8:40, Fri and Sat 11:05
3. Better Off Dead 1:25, 3:S5, 7, 9:15, Fri and Sat 11:30
4. That Was Then This Is Now 1:20, 4:30, 7:35, 9:55, Fri and Sat
5. Target 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35, Fri and Sat I 1:55
Live and Die in L.A. I, 3:25, 7:15, 9:50, Fri and Sat 12:10
7. Rainbow Bright 12:30, 2:30, 4:30,
American Ninja 8:10, 10:15, Fri and Sat 12:15
8. Jagged Edge 1:40, 4:20, 7:25, 9:45, Fri and Sat 12
?. Nightmare on Elm Street Part II 1:50, 4:15, 8:10, Fri and Sat
10. Crush Groove 2. 4, 6:40, 8:55, Fri and Sat 11:15
11. Death Wish 111 1:15, 3:20, 6:50, 9:10, Fri and Sat 11:10
I2.Commando 1:05, 3:10, 6:30, 8:45, Fri and Sat II
Third Street Theater (436 4428)
Detective 7, 9; 15
Spectrum Theater (449-8995)
1. The Kiss of the Spiderwoman 7, 9:35
Windham Hill, November 16, A Song For A Nisei Fisherman,
November 21-24.
Capital Repertory Company
What the Butler Saw opens November 16 and runs through
December 15.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (273-0552)
David Grisman Quintet, November 22.
America Passes By and Red Carnations, November 17, 18, 8 pm.
Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas, November 15-17 and 19-21.
Russell Sage College (270-2395)
Maude Baum and Co. Dance Theatre, November 15, 16, 8 pm.
Pauley's Hotel
Downtime, November 15, The Stomplistics,
November 16.
Duck Soup
The Raunchettes, Novmeber 15, Ralph Box and The Business with
Dirt Face, November 16, The Following featuring Jim Whiting
with Joypop, November 21.
Eighth Step Coffee House
Michelle Tondreau, November 15, Sally Rogers, November 16.
Lisa Robilotto Band, November 17.
Cafe Loco
Roger McGuinn, November 17, Mose Allison, November 24.
Cafe Lena (584-9789)
Judy Poken, November 16, 8:30 pm, You Can't Take It With
You, November 15 and 17, 8 pm.
The Metro
Lisa Robilotto Band, November 16, Lets Chat, November 14, Rip
Roc Bop, November 15.
Doc Scanlon's Rhythm Boys, November 16.
Albany Institute of History and Art (463-4478)
Paintings and Sculptures from Albany Institutes permanent collection, Hanukkah-A Festival of Lights opens November 25, Cast
With Style, Folk Spirit of Albany.
New York State Museum (474-5842)
Nature's Hold: 150 years of natural science, the New Basket opens
November 16, The Eye of Science, The Greatest Show on Earth. .
.in Miniature, Urban visions: the paintings of Ralph Fasanella,
November 27.
Hamm/Brickman Gallery (463-8322)
Original works in varied media by area artists.
Crailo State Historic Site(463-8738)
A Window of Our Past: The Dutch Heritage of the upper Hudson
Schenectady Museum
Visual Poems, Collages and sculptures by Gail Resen through
December 1.
Siena College
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, November 15,
16, 22, 23, at 8 pm.
Proctors (346-6204) 42nd Street, November 19-22, 8 pm, Organ
Pops Concert, November 17, 3 pm, Concert Gala, November 16,
8 pm.
SUNYA Performing Arts Center
The Great God Brown by Eugene O'Neil, November 20-23.
Page Hall
The Spirit of the Renaissance and The Baroque, November 16,
Captital Chamber Artists, Nov. 17.
Federal bills threatening financial aid system
By Pam Conway
Extensive changes in the federal financial aid system could be the result of two
bills currently being considered by Congress — the Higher Education Reauthoriztion Act and the Gramm-Rudman bill.
The Higher Education Act, which was
originated in 1965 under the Johnson Administration, established federal financial
aid and, by law, must be renewed by Congress every five years. It is up for
reauthorization this year.
According to Rob Davis, an official of
the New York Public Interest Research
Group (NYPIRG), the Act expired on
September 30 of this year but was given a
one-year extension. "Hypothetically,"
said Davis, "if the Act is not passed, there
would be no more federal financial aid,
but that is pretty much impossible
What student groups are more concerned with is that "the bill is being rewritten
and some programs may be combined or
cut back and therefore get less money.
That's the problem," said Davis.
The bill is currently in front of the
House of Representatives, said Shelly
Wilsey, Organizing Director of the Student
Association of the State University
(SASU). "It has been through the committee process and will be voted on before
Christmas," she added.
"The bill is good in some ways. It addresses the needs of part-time, graduate
and non-traditional students," said
Wilsey, adding "but it is bad because it
places a minimum age requirement of 24
for a student to file for independent status.
Prior to this bill, it was determined on a
case-to-case basis."
NYPIRG chair Karen McMahon said
that she is more concerned about the
Gramm-Rudman bill, which could result
already close to being law.
"Alternate sources of revenue should be
considered," said Amman. "Billions of
dollars are lost due to loopholes in the tax
system and the increase in military spending alone could pay for education and
social programs outright," he added.
Wilsey agreed that the Gramm-Rudman
bill could have a devastating impact on
higher education. If it passes, she said, the
Higher Education Act bill will be
"useless" because of the cutbacks it is likely to impose.
Amman said that cutbacks are a real
concern because "there has been an erosion in student aid over five years. The
funding level of the '84-85 year is more
than 20 percent less than it was in 1979.
"This is a significant drop-off," said
Amman, adding, "in light of the tuition
increase we should be getting more aid, not
less, but President Reagan is adamant that
aid isn't really an important issue.
"It doesn't look like any programs will
be eliminated," said Amman, "but
eligibility for programs and funding levels
could be affected as could interest rates for
The Gramm-Rudman bill, If passed by Congress, will require a $36 billion per year GSLs (Guaranteed Student Loans)." The
most significant effects of the bill will be
cut In domestic programs such as student financial aid
in "massive slashes in domestic pro- these levels of funding. Congress should be felt in the '87-88 year, he said.
McMahon said that students are not as
able to do it through normal budget programs," including education, she said.
The Gramm-Rudman bill, according to cedures but in America there is such a aware as they should be about the bill.
"Most people don't know what the Higher
NYPIRG project coordinator John Am- reluctance to talk about tax increases.
"If the Gramm-Rudman bill goes Education Act is or that it is up for
man, is "an amendment in the Senate to
raise the debt ceiling. It is being labelled as through," said Amman, Congress will be reauthorization. Congress could restruca deficit-reduction bill and will mandate making cuts and "these cuts will only hurt ture the entire federal financial aid proreduction in budget expenses and impose certain programs. This is where education gram and the Reagan Administration has a
will be hit because it is subject to these tendency to slash funding," she said.
limits on the deficit.
The Higher Education Act should be a
"In 1986," said Amman, "the deficit cuts. Some programs will be wiped out
major concern of students, said Davis,
will be $180 billion. The Gramm-Rudman totally."
Amman said he feels that the Gramm- because "it is the basis of all federal finanbill would require, by law, the deficit to be
zero by 1991. This would require a $36 Rudman bill should not be passed. "It is cial aid and is how most students get their
poorly conceived. Congess is not discuss- aid."
billion a year cut.
Amman also pointed out the far"The question is," Amman said, ing the alternatives. This bill first came up
7»"where is Congress going to come up with in the first week of October and it is
SUNY to release AIDS guidelines More
acting against
By David Spaulding
SUNY Central will release tentative
guidelines in Demember for dealing with
students who suffer from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), according to Alden Haffner, SUNY Vice
Chancellor for Research, Graduate
Studies, and Professional Programs.
"We do not have a single case of AIDS
on the SUNY campuses, as of yet this problem is theoretical," said Haffner. He added that with over 400,000 students in the
SUNY system, the possibility for such a
situation must be considered.
The guidelines will be concerned with
the civil rights and privacy of AIDS victims, while also protecting those students
who would run the risk of being exposed to
the virus, said Haffner.
NCAA snubs Albany;
Danes ECAC-bound
The Albany State Qreat Dane
football team's dream of an NCAA
playoff berth officially ended Sunday as the NCAA playoff committee chose Ithaca, Union, Montclalr
State and WeBtern Connecticut as
the four teams that will represent
the East In the 16-team national
The Danes were overlooked
despite this weekend's 15-0
shutout of Wagner College, ranked 11th nationally In Division III.
The win gave Albany an 8-2
record and a berth In the ECAC
tournament where they will face
Plymouth State In New Hampshire
on Saturday at 12 noon.
Full coverage begins on the
back page.
Each case will be handled on an individual basis to determine if a student's
condition poses a hazard to the college
community, said Haffner.
"If a (infected) person became modestly
ill, he doesn't belong in school," he said,
adding that if an AIDS victim does become
ill that person will be sent home.
However, "If a person is in remission,
there is no reason to bar that individual
from the dormitories or the classrooms
unless specifically recommended by a
physician," said Haffner.
The guideleines for dealing with AIDS
victims are being prepared by Haffner with
the help of an "in house group" from
SUNY Central that have been in close contact with university administrators and
campus student health services personnel.
Haffner added that the guidelines are consistent with recommendations from the
Federal Center for Disease Control in
Atlanta, Georgia and will be updated as
new information on AIDS becomes
According to Haffner, the SUNY-wide
guidelines only address the problem in the
student body. "1 would assume that the
question of AIDS among staff will be address as any illness among staff," he said.
The United University Professions
(UUP), the union for SUNY professional
staffs, have no guidelines for dealing with
staff who are AIDS victims, said Lisa Fantasia, UUP communications associate.
21 »•
foreign TAs
schools in recent weeks have moved to
keep hard-to-understand foreign-born
teaching assistants out of the college
The wave of complaints from
students who said they had trouble
deciphering the accents and speech of
their teachers seemed to crest last year as
colleges, which regularly assign grad
students to teach lower-level courses,
literally began to run out of native
Americans to teach in some disciplines
like engineering and computer science.
Georgia, Arizona State and most of
the public colleges in Florida and
Oklahoma for the first time have just
given foreign-born TAs tests on their
English speaking abilities. Those who
don't pass will be shuffled out of their
teaching assignements.
University of Texas and Southern
California administrators two weeks
ago announced they might son give oral
English exams to foreign grad students.
In all, more than 100 schools have
bought Educational Testing Service
(ETS) English tests to give foreign-born
teaching assistants over the Inst year, the
ETS says.
So far, colleges around the country
report they haven't had to push many
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