OCTOBER 17, 1986
Issues Equal State Issues
1986 electionsap-proaching, the
become the target of conflictingpress releases
the guber-natorial candidates.
Each can-didate charges the other
and theneach further disputes the
accusations.Considering the disparity in
these claims, it is obvious that
clarifications of the
by thesepolitical aspirants. Therefore, the
is giving a balancedperspective of
vant to Mercy hurst students.
in this revelation
logically, to name the can-didates. For governor, theRepublican party puts forth theticket of Bill Scranton-D. MichaelFisher, while the Democrats offerBob Casey and Mark
focus being on employ-ment. Some facts from the Scran-ton scrapbook:
the past three years,
Scranton served as lieutenantgovernor, more than half amillion new jobs were created inPennsylvania.Pennsylvania's rate of growthin job formation is twice the na-tional average.Pennsylvania ranked 7thamong all states in job creation in1985-86.
Trustees Approve Funds
By Matthew J. Clark
On Oct. 7, the Board ofTrustees approved the Ad-ministration's request to borrow$300,000 for internalimprovements.
Phyllis Aiello, director of hous-ing, was elated at the news. "It'swonderful and very timely," shesaid.
that kind ofmoney in the college is alwaysgood for us,"
said.Among the list of im-provements are a new roof forZurn Hall, new windows forPreston Hall replacing thosewhich are 35 years
electrical substation to separateOld Main and McCauley Hallfrom the same circuit.
Along with the substation therewill be a new backup system forOld Main,
which will make
poweroutages less frequent and lessdisabling by enabling the systemto be restored to
potentialwithin a half hour and allowingthe Cafeteria and the Old Maintelephone system to remainworking,
Improvements will also bemade to the Athletic fields, in-cluding the addition of a newfield. And the Big Weber parkinglot will be expanded to 38th St. toallow for more parking space for
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In addition to these issues,Scranton also has as one of hisgoals an increase in the state law-enforcement departments to helpcombat drug and alcoholviolations.
The Casey campaign displaysan adherence to the Democraticparty line. The major thrust of hiscampaign is also toward economicdevelopment, with the addeddimension of a high technologydevelopment plan referred to as"PENNTECH," In addition toPENNTECH:Casey targets cleaning up 2,250toxic waste sites as a top priority,since businesses will not move toPennsylvania areas if people don'twant to live here.In education, Casey wants toinstitute an innovative system ofpaying for tomorrow's collegeeducation at today's prices.
PENNTECH will fosterCenters of Excellence at collegesspecializing in using Penn-sylvania's advantages in
Editor's Note: This week we ex-amined the gubernatorial race. Inthe issue of Oct. 24, we willanalyze the senatorial
race,followed by the issue of Oct. 31with the results of a poll icon-ducted by the Merciad
TheMerciad would be particularlyreceptive to viewpoints ofstudents
strong 'opinions,and ESPECIALLY welcomes let-ters to the editor concerning theupcoming election.
Chairman Terms YouthPolitical
by Chris Kovski
"The trouble with Democracyis that it takes too many even-
inthe September 1986 edition of
'86: The DemocraticPicture."
With his prior experience in theKennedy Administration, Wof-ford, 60, already knew this. Now,however, the Chair of theDemocratic State Committee isembarking on a
whirlwindcampaign with a dual purpose: to
up support for the Bob| Casey-Mark Singel gubernatorialticket and the Bob Edgarsenatorial crusade, and to showDemocratic party solidarity withlabor.
In regard to
feels that the can-didates are roughly equal inqualifications, with the onlysignificant differences being incharacter and ability to lead.Wofford regards college-agevoters as essential, and is using hisposition as a springboard forlaunching a widespread attempt toget younger people involved inPennsylvania politics. He express-ed an interest in doing this forboth parties, not just theDemocratic, since he sees thefuture of our state being dictatedby the people who will be most af-fected - the youth.Wofford has headed the stateDemocrats since last spring, whenhe was drafted by Casey after hewas nominated for the governor'sposition. Previously, Woffordserved as a special assistant toPresident Kennedy, at which timehe helped found the Peace Corps,which he headed for a time inAfrica. It
during his ex-perience in the Peace Corps thathe realized the difference youngpeople make. The Peace Corpshas had 25,000 volunteers duringthe past 25
He has also beenthe president of Bryn
College.ft When asked what the
significant factor for considera-tion is in the upcoming election,he simply replied "Just rememberto vote for the person who hasearned the confidence to serve asthe chief executive officer of this
"Come to Jamaica" beckonsthe alluring advertisement on your
television set. Now that invitationis extended to Mercyhurst Sciencemajors and other interested in-dividuals by Dr. Diane Dudzinskiand Dr. Raymond Buyce/ whowill be teaching courses in thetropics Dec 5 - 15.Dudzinski will lead a course inTropical Marine Biology, whileBuyce instructs Modern and An-cient Carbonate Depositional En-vironments of Jamaica. Bothstudents and faculty will stay atthe Hofstra University MarineLaboratory at St. Ana's Bay,Jamaica."This location was selectedbecause of its close proximity todiverse marine habitats, its ex-cellent laboratory facilities,library, boats
comodations," Dudzinski said.
The cost for airfare, boat fees,room and board, laboratory useand field trips will be less than$1,000," she added.
This cost does not include thecollege's tuition' fee for eitherthree-credit course, which will bean additional charge.In order to secure a place ineither class, students must submita deposit of $50 by Oct. 31, 1986.This deposit is refundable in theevent that the program should becancelled.
According to Dudzinski, about
students have displayed an in-terest, and up to 15 can be takenon the joint biology-geology trip.There will be some overlap bet-ween the two courses, since bothprofessors intend to combine theterrestrial and aquatic field workinvolved. "Students may earncredit in either or both courses,"Dudzinski commented.
Interested students should con-tact either Dr. Dudzinski at ext.392 or Dr. Buyce at ext. 381 or
Zurn Lobby5:00-6:00 - Dining Hall
& Weds. Oct.