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happening in the international and national
of sources.By Karen
Merciad News EditorINTERNATIONAL:Lithuania - Lithuanians voted for
to one in a referrendum.
nation, qualities we will need in the future,"said.
A nuclear accident occurred on Saturday at the 19-year old
Plant when a
pipe apparently broke,and an
cooling system was activated to avoid disaster.
Electric Company, which owns the plant, said no radiationescaped and no one was injured. Japanese newspapers and outside
damages eq c al
African National Congress has criticized
roundup over the weekend in which
people were arrested
ranging from murder to cattletheft.The BNC questioned tAfrican
motives and demanded a
racethose held.WAR LOSSES: The Pentagon
Monday thatthe cumulative total of the combat losses of U.S. troops was
wounded, 28 missing,
eight prisoners of war.The total number of U.S. aircraft lost is 18. More defections pushedthe number of
No meaningful dataon military
unconfirmed report inan Egyptian weekly that Iraq confidentially informed friendly Arabcountries
for civilians killed,a senior Iraqi official said that "thousands" had been killed orwounded in
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Chairman ofthe Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin L. Powell returned from aweekend of listening to the strategic advice of
field com-manders in Saudi Arabia. They agreed that the United States stillneeded to continue its bombing campaign before a ground attackmight be opened against Iraqi forces occupying
45-year jail sentence was thrown out by a Federalappeals court, which ordered that he be given a new sentence. Thecourt
that the judge
is own sense ofreligious propriety in sentencing Bakker.
war began in
has there been such
flown outside a
from apartment windows, manufacturerssay.LOCAL:Snow and ice combined
make treacherous conditions on Interstate90 Monday afternoon, causing a 22 vehicle pile-up that killed fourpeople
injured many others. The chain-reaction crash took placecast of Exit 9,
Senior!Dinner Dance approaches
Merciad Staff Reporter
is starting to run out forMercyhurst seniors as they enter
last phase of their careers on thehill. The official beginning of thefinal countdown
be consideredto be the Senior Dinner Dance,
be held at the
Erie PlazaHotel on Friday, March 8.
The co-chairpersons who areresponsible for planning the eve-ning are seniors Lisa
andDave Parsh. According
Demas,the purpose of
senior class for
finaltimes,and for seniors andtheir guests to enjoy anight"
and entertainmentActual planning, began in* De-cember
done under the guid-ance of
director ofalumni relations. Funds werepro-vided
Mercyhurst StudentGovernment (MSG) according toDemas.
total of $4,500 wasallocated
MSG, andDemas and Parsh are required to
MSGTreasurer Dale Mancuso. Thedinner dance is free to all tradi-tional
who havepaid their activities fee, but adult
whose activities fees havebeen waived must pay
to at-tend, according
bringing guests must alsopay
in order to cover the costof the meal, she said.The cost buffet dinner, whichconsists of
salad; vegetablesand dip; fresh fruit; marinatedcucumber and
potatoes; rigatoni andmeatballs; vegetable
jour; rollsand butter, baked chicken and
is quoted at $12.95
is based on an
people, Demas said. Therewill also be two cash bars withmixed drinks, beer,
sodaavailable for purchase.Entertainment
throughout the evening by D
said guests will be able tohave group and individual photos
photographers from Son-
Photography also. Shuttleswill be provided to and from theErie Plaza Hotel, she said.
Demas said that the dinner dance
is planned based on a structuredsystem
which has been in
place forthe past three years.
satisfied about whatseniors will be getting for theirmoney since she
was able to get the
same price that has been chargedfor
the past three
years. "I think itis a very good deal consideringwhat is included in
evening,'* she said.The deadline for
the dinner dance is
or misplaced, reserva-tions may be made by contactingDemas
Dave Parshat 825-1148. | |
Demas is excited about thedinner dance and the amount ofwork she put forth.
really en-joyed putting the dinner dancetogether since so
people willenjoy it,'' she said.
Bookstore buys back used books for bucks
history, our bookstore is going tobuy back used books. BookstoreManager
Be-cause of the teachers' cooperationwith getting their book orders inearly, it is possible to have buybacks this term."
The bookstore will buy backany books that have been high-lighted,
have little written notesin them. They will not buy backbooks that have been damaged(cracked bindings, water-logged,etc.).
guides and workbooksare not normally bought back be-cause of
out pages or the an-swers are already in them. Cullensays the bookstore will buy backyour books with consideration tohow large* the demand is for thebook
registered)and how many books they alreadyhave on hand. If 30 people areregistered for a marketing class,the
to buy back SO books from thestudents.
Students are to bring their
Cullenwill decide whether or not to pur-chase the book from you. Thebookstore has agreed to purchaseyour books for half of
originalprice. So if
book at$50,the bookstore will agree togive you $25 for it
bookstore will continue tosell new books,
but the majority
ofthe books will be used. Cullen hasagreed to special order books forstudents if needed.This first time event! beginsWednesday, Feb. 20
8:00 am.till 6:30 p.m. and continues on
Feb. 22 from 8:00 a.m. till4:30 p.m.
Booker explained that it
ille-gal to discriminate against anyonebecause of race, age, sex, religion,national origin or handicaps. Hesaid the government requires thatemployers provide equal employ-ment, opportunities. That doesn'talways happen: Booker said dis-crimination in the workplace doeshappen in certain situations.Coordinator of
said he and
Howard Paul,assistant professor of business,wanted to see how unsuspectingstudents
discrimina-tion by an employer in theworkforce. So, they created a reallife
to test student reac-tion.
"It worked," said-Robison.The females in the room all gotupset
At the conclusion of
lec-ture, Howard Paul thanked Bookerfor speaking on
subject MB A had a hard
time find-ing anyone to speak on the topic.
called up four personnel direc-tors, and they told me discrimina-tion was a good topic, but no onewanted
up war stories and
Robison added. Heconcluded,
in theworkforce happens, but no onewants to talk about it*'
Exam week & Spring break hoursMercyhurst
23 - 24
Mar. 4Mar. 2Mar. 4
CLOSED1 - 4 p.m.CLOSED8 a.m.