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From
The
Worldt
Arena
By Gagan
Suri
Merciad News Editor
«SS$S^ss
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^»i
Yitzhak Rabin Assassinated
The Prime Minister
of
Israel, Yitzhak Rabin was shot by
Yigal
Amir,
whil e
Rabin
was
addressing
a crowd
of 10,000.
The assassination §
of Prime Minister Rabin
by a
fellow
Jew
stunned
the
Israelis.
I
Thousands
of
Israelis
paid their final tribute
to
their slain leader.They lighted candles
on
the square where he
was
slain, prayed
at the
Western Wall, and went filing through the afternoon and into
the
night past his simple soldier's coffin, wrapped in
an
Israeli flag.Many world leaders attended the last journey
of
Prime
MinisterRabin; others sent condolence messages.
The
assassin
was
capturedand Israelis
are
holding his brother
as a
suspect, accomplice in the
plot
apt
I.
i.
Israel's Acting Prime Minister, ShimonPeres,said
that he
would
*
not
call for
an
early el ection
as expected by
the citizens
of Israel. The
>*law
requires
at least 100
days
notice
in
Israel before
an
election canbe held, so the earliest election can be held in February next year.
Hindustan
for
Hindus Only
A
Hindu
nationalist group, Shiv Sena, also classified as guerrillamilitants, recently gathered for* a demonstration
in
Bombay
to
protest against the different ethnic groups who live in India. Thisgroup has
a
concept
of
India
in which non-Hindus, especially
the
110
million Muslims, must accept the primacy
of
the
700 millionHindus
in-virtually
every sphere of fife.Balasahed
K/Thakeray,
68,
the Shiv Sena
leader; who calls himselfthe "Hitler of Bombay," launched this protest march.
In
1992, millions of Hindus
gathered
and destroyed a 500-year-oldmosque atAyohdhya,
in
UttarPradesh.
A
riot erupted following
the
incident and the Hindus killed over 1,200 Muslims. They burned
down many
Muslim
homes
and businesses. There are
fears
amongst
the
Muslims
mat a
similar incident may
occur again
because of themovement
launched
by
Shiv Sena.
Cutbacks on Foreign Doctors
in
U.S.
The recent overflow of foreign medical doctors who come to theUnited States for advanced training
and
residency and continue tostay
on has made the CI inton
Administration cutback
on the
inflowof foreign doctors.
jThere are
149,000 international medical graduates now practicingin the United States, which amounts
to 20
percent
of
the
nations_yslcians/~
J
The House Medicare bill that passed last month will cut federalubsidies
for
doctors
in
training
who are
international medical
chool
graduates and neither citizens nor permanent residents. Fifty
•rcentof thedoctors in trainingfoll into this
category
atmany
inner
Well
MaintainedMercyhurstGroundsAbove: View
of
Preston
-
Hallfrom BaldwinHall.
I
Below:GarveyPark
and the
clock,
the
"Cen-tral Park"
of
Mercyhurst
MKSMMMBH
<W*
"«o^jccccteWofc
TOWNCWOti
ity hospitals.
$
The Department of
Health
and Human services is seeking
to curtail
visa
program which has
allowed foreign doctors
 to
 reside
in
U.S.fter their residency in U.S. if they practice in poor areas.
Excellent Grounds
of
MercyhurstWins Award!
MSG
News
By Gagan Suri
wxmommon^^
nl&WS EllltOT
Law Student
is
Ruled Insane afterkilling
2
j
£
Wendell Williamson,
a
law student at Chapel Hill,
N.C.
shot twopeople on Jan. 26
to prove that
he
had a
telepathic mind.
Mr.
Wiliamson
,was treated
twice
at the
University for
paranoid
Schizo-phrenia. Mr. Williamson' s
lawyer sa id that this was not a ca se aboul
evil-heartedness, but was
a
case of mental illness.
*The jury
reached its verdict
a
day after it began deliberating andWilliamson was found
not
guilty by reason of insanity
w
Last week the College received the national award for its highlymaintained campus grounds with
the
second position
in the 360
educational
facilities
j
that competed
and are
maintained
by
ServiceMaster. James Barden, director
of
operations
for
ServiceMaster, extended his hearty congratulations
to
all those whoare involved in earning this award. Dr. William
P.Garvey
said thatthe Mercyhurst was proud
of
ts ground
crew for this achievementThe
award
is
significant because
of
the fact that Mercyhurst faces the
long
harsh winters, which
the
other competing educational facilities inthe south do
not
face.
!
The College had
to
meet the 18 strict
criteria
before
entering
the national competition, which included thecompilation of a
book,
a
video, presentation of
literature and
forms,and a project
analysis/This
was the first time
that
Mercyhurst hadentered such a competetion.
j
By Dan
Hilfiker
Editor-in-Chief
As Monday,
Nov. 6 was the
first meeting
of the
month
for
MSG,
it was
committee reporttime. The Facilities Use Com-mittee announced
that
the heatingis back on
in
Sullivan Hall J Pre-viously, the heat was not opera-tional, causing classroom tem-peratures to plummet.
-The
com-mittee also announced that
Old
Main,
as
well
as the
ComputerLab,will
now be open until
1a.m.during
the
week.The Residence Life Committeetalked about privacy when secu-rity
and
maintenance personnel
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cont...2
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November
9,1995
Just so
you Know
Health Services
Flu shots
are
currently
being administered between 9 a.m.
and
4p.m.
at the
Student Health
Services offices located
in
Preston 101.There is no charge for
the
shot Persons who
are
allergic
to
eggs orare pregnant (or suspect they
are)
should not receive this shot
Yearbooks
Yearbooks
are
now available
at the
student
union
front
desk.
Commuter Corner
IMSG
m
By Kim Coughlin
Graduate Intern,
c$Office of
the
Student Union
St
Student Activities
THANK YOU!
to
all
commuters who gaveblood on
Nov. 3 duringthe Blood Drive.
Seniors
Retakes of senior
portraits
will be
done
on
Dec.
5
and
6. Look formore information coming soon posted in
the
Student Union.
More Parking
Digging began on Wednesday,
Nov.
8, for
the
addition
of about 90parking spaces
on the
west side of
the
campus.
The new
spaces
willbe located along the west and south sides of the Mercy hurst IceCenter.
There
will
also
be spaces
added
to the lot
on
the
south
sideof
Bald
win Hall,
and
also
to
the
parking lot
behind
Zurn Hall.
"They
will
have
all
of
the
paving done
by the
first
week
in
December.
This
should help ease
the
parking problems
for many of
the
commutersand also for the Mercy apartment residents and during athletic
events,"
Director of Security Bud Dever said.
Security
Director of Security
Bud
Dever
said that
he will
be
working with
Mr. John Leisering, WMCE station manager, on some internal
thefts.
Various tapes
and
compact
disks
were found
to
be missing,but the cases were left behind, indicating that it was probablysomeone knowledgeable with the
radio
station who
took
the
items.
*
r
Winter Formal
The theme of this
years
Winter Formal is "Enchantment in theSnow," and will be held on
Dec
2 at
Sabella 's
of
Union
Station.
Dinner
will
be
served
at
7:30
p.m.,
and
dancing will
begin
at 9 p.m.
Tickets for this year's formal will cost $15 and will be sold forSeniors only on Monday, Nov. 27 from
11
a.m. until 2 p.m.Beginning Tuesday, ticket sales will be open to everyone
 from
 1
p.m.
to 4
p.m.
Tuesday,
11
a.m.
to
2p.m.
Wednesday,
and 1 p.m.
to4 p.m. Thursday. Tickets
are
limited.
Library hours
For exam week, the library will be open during the following
times:
Saturday, Nov.
11,9
a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Nov.
12,1
p.m. to midnightMonday, Nov. 13 through Thursday, Nov.
16,
8 a.m. toHURRY, HURRY, HURRY
- Mercyhurst Student
Govern-
ment
has
1 commuter
spot
left This position is open to any commuterstudent who would like
to
be involved, make
a
difference and represent
the
commuter
population
in
Student
Government For
more informationcontact Tim Duble, Vice-President
of
MSG
at
824-2428.
m
i
cont. from
front
page
need
to enter apartments.
"Italked
I
to
Terry Camp about
the
privacy
issue
and
he told
me
that
mainte-
§
nance workers start work,
at
9
a.m..
They leave
the
slips
on the
j
door
or
on the table telling
whatrepa
irs were made,
and what
timethe work was done," Katie
McGlynn
said.The committee
also gave
a
re-port regarding the communica-tion between students
and
RA's.
"If
you are
having
a
problem
youshould tell your RA, and the
RAis
supposed
to
direct
you to
other
people who you can talk
to,"
w
McGlynn said. "Maybe we aredwelling too much on the RA'swho
are
performing
below
aver-age and
not
enough
on the RA's
who
are doing
a
good
job."
MSGPresident Jessica CufGa said.The Fund Raiser Committeealso narrowed down the choices
for the
fund
raiser
to
three Mercy
charities. They were the MercyCenter For Women, the
Mercy
Center for Aging and the MercyCenter for the Performing
Arts.
Discussion followed. A motionwas made by Kevin Segedi
togive
only
to
the Mercy Center ForAging, and was passed unani-mously.
"I
think that it is
a
good idea togive to the Mercy Center ForAging because many times olderpeople are neglected,"
^Brad
Rybczynski said.J "It
is all
retirees.
Elderly
people,NOV.11
- Come
and
enjoy
the
works
of
Amanda
Castro, Poet Laureate
I much 1
ike teenagers,
have
a
lot
ofproblems that they haven't metyet They bring in
a
lot of
speak-ers to teach them what to do ifthey fall, etc." SAC President
Brian
Marshall said.
It's that
time
of the term when... -
AII
commuters
are
invited
to crack the books
at
FOOD
FOR
FINALS
in the Laker Inn onNovember
14
at
9 p.m.
QUI
ET
STUDY -
If
you
are looking
 for
 a
quiet place to study forfinal exams, join
 follow
 students in the Egan
Cafeteria
beginning Tues-day, November 14 through Thursday, November 16
 from
 11 p.m. to 3a.m. (Group study is not permitted).!
SIGN
UP - To be a Big Buddy or volunteer for Christmas onCampus, on December
9
rom
 noon to
5 p.m.
This is
a program that brings
| children
 from
he inner city to campus to celebrate Christmas,
s
Sign-up
m
I lists will
be
available
outside
the Student
Union
Office
beginning
Novem-
pI
ber 27.
Stay tuned
 for
 more details.
:•;•:•
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COMMUTER COUNCIL |
The
next
"Commuter
Coun-
cil"
meeting will be held
on
Wednesday,December 6 at 4:30
p.m. in the
Student Government
Chambers
of
the
Student Union.
For more
informa-t 4-2422.
I
MARK
YOUR CALENDARS: 1
..*..
NoVtllO
- Need a stress reliever before finals? Come out and
play if
LASER TAG from 6 p.m. to midnight in
the
Rec Center.
M
from Honduras at 2 p.m. in the Student Government Chambers.
Al
reception
and
book signing will follow.NOV* 13 -
15
-
Early birds
catch
the
sale!
Natural Instincts
Sterling ||
Silver
Jewelry
will be
on
sale in the
Student Union
each day
 from
 9
a.m.
||
to 5 p.m.
***
MidnightFriday, Nov.
17,8
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours for
the
Student Union
-
Nov.
\i
i
closed
at
4
p.m.;
Nov. 18
&
19 CLOSED; Nov.
20,21,22,
open
 from
 8§
a.m.
to
4
p.m.;
Nov.
23
-
26
CLOSED. Normal
Union hours will
resume 1
***
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an addiction that
kills
It's
a problem to try to helppeople
to
not go
to
highly expen-sive full-time care. It is kind oflike a day care for theelderly,"Advisor Cass
Shimek
said.In other MSG news, PresidentJessica
Cu f
 fia
 announced
that
theice skates available for the stu-
dents need to
be sharpened. Theice skates desperately need
sharp-
ening. We were under the as-sumption that we could use thesharpener that the hockey team
^^ -uses in the
Ice Center. I contacted
Lowest rates to Jamaica,
Cancan,
Daytonal Hockey coach Rick Gotkin and
he
said
we
couldn't
use
the
one
atthe Ice
Center because
we wouldblow
out the
motor," Cuffia said.The skates will be sent out forsharpening. Cuffia also addressedthe bigger
problem
of housing theskates. "Everyone agrees
that
theskates
should
be
housed a t the
IceCenter but we
first
have to getonto maintenance to make it apriority
and get
some
place at theMAC where
we
can secure them,"Advisor Cass Shimek said.
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November
12-18,
1995
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PAGE
3
MERCIAD
November
9,1995
presents
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wDlbri
nes
A
mACABR
 mOSICAL ]
enTeRTAinrnGHT
Conceived and Adapted
for
the Stageby Stephen Currens
FROM EIGHTEEN STORIES
*
BY
EDWARD COREY
W-
? MUSIC BY DAVID ALDRICHr DIRECTED BY k<
,
#
j
.*
SCOTT MCCLELLAND
7?*
Roadhouse
Theatre or Contemporary Art gratefully
acknowledges
the
support ofthe
PA.
Coundl
on
the Arts, The Erie
Area Fundfor the
Arts,
The
Erie
Art
Museum andthe Erie
CommunityFoundation.
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Tunes On Tails
bint!
*%
Jvffj if
By Jason
Ulery
,
Merciad Columnist
a
In my
book,
ecclecticism
is
de-
fined as
the
meshing
of different,perhaps even contrasting, styles.
The last
few weeks
as I have been
discussing my
 first
rue
love:
punk
rock.
This week
the focus shifts toa style that gets across much thesame message in
a
very differentway. It's
the'return
of Cypress
mivnthCypressHUini
(Templesof
Boom).
T think very few people realizethat punk has had considerableinfluence on the world
of
hip-
hop:
the attitude. Hip-hop artiststoday
rap
about
what guys such
as
Keith Morris,
Jello
Biafra, andGreg
Ginn
were singing aboutfifteen years
ago.
Songs such asBlack Flag's
"Police
Story," theDead Kennedys
"Police
Truckand the Bad Brains "Regulatorlashed out from
the
underground
at
policebrutality.Anyway,
to
the
review.
The
new
album. ///, has
a
new and im-proved Cypress Hill sound thatmakes
up
for
the
repetitive ness
of
1992's
Black Sunday.
It features
a much
more mellow
sound,
start-ing with the anthem to the Hill'sinspiration,
"Spark
Another Owl."
The
whole
album
has a
danknessto it, lent by DJ Muggs' spookysampling and bad beats that go
boom-boom-bip.
This is more
thaneven
I
expected from the Hill,
who could *ve thrown some of
themore original tracks from
Black
Sunday
onto their self-titledbreakthrough album.
-
Hrhe
new album is much more
»»»>
abrasive, and
features
breaks
from
one-time Soul Assassin brothersHouse
of
Pain, whose albumswere heavily influenced and pro-duced by Muggs.
"House
of Painain't down
with
us"
are
the
wordsuttered on the track "Strictly
Hip-Hop,"
which also lashes out
at
trendy,
sell-out
R
&
B
artists,which is just about
alhof
them."Spark Another Owl" also fea-tures
a
mock session of "MTVNews" with Kurt Loder.Cypress Hill
 front
 man
B-Real
is
as
nasal as
he wants
to be on
thisalbum,
and^Sen-Dog is
w
perfect
support
to him,
taking
the
lead ontracks like
"Killa
Hill
N*****,"
produced by the
Wu-Tang
Clans'RZA. Tracks such as "Throw
Your Set in
the
Air"
and
"Locotes"have the old Cypress Hill sound,while|"Illusions" and "BoomBiddy Bye Bye" mark the new,
more
mellow sound
in
which
thetrio is heading.Overall
I
think
this
is one
of thebest hip-hop albums I have everbought. The group was
able
tobreak new ground without com-promising their
old
style
or
what
they stand for. If anything, they
have
even hardened their positionand solidified
a
spot as one oftoday's best
pure
hip-hop acts.This is the last column beforewe go on
break,
but I must alsomention
the
new self-titled
album
from the bandBossjHog.Thisgroup features Jon Spencer fromthe Blues Explosion
and is
frontedby his wife Cristina Martinez.
They also have
a
blues-type
soundbut they rock
out
more. Anyway,that's material for a whole new
£t
rnlumn. Good-bye.
4%
"Rusted Roof
will
be back in
Erie
for
a
concert
at The
Civic Center on
Dec.
8
Movie Beat
What'
s Up
By James
Ha
in
Merciad Columnist
What
is
it
about serial
killers inmovies? Every
screen
psychopath
seems to be
a
closet Andy
Rooney,hoping to comment on the timesthrough
creative
bloodletting. Saywhat
youfwill
about
Jeffreyj|
Dahmer,
at
least!he
never
at-
tempted
to
dress
up his
loorunessin
some pretentious political
state-
ment.
The killer
in
Seven,Hollywood's latest splatterfest,uses the seven deadly sins
as
theinspiration for his gory killings.This is supposed to be original,but Vincent Price
was
far creepierdoing pretty much
the
same thingin
the
1970's
Dr.
Phibes
movies,substituting
the
plagues of Egyptfor
the
seven deadly sins.What Seven
lacks
in originalityit makes up for in sheer ugliness,making The Silence
of jtne
Lambs look like a Jerry Lewispmovie.
Seven is a stylish
downer,its muddy photography
and
^muffled
soundtrack perfectly
^complementing
its gruesome
sub-
ject
matter.
Brad Pitt
and
MorganFreeman play the two detectivesassigned
to the
case.
Pitt is
a
hot-
shot rookie, Freeman
a seen-it-all
veteran who's about
to
retire.
The
film takes place in an unnamedcity over a period of one week,during which it never
stops
rain-ing, which
is
probably someclumsy attempt
at
symbolism,given Seven
9
s of e
n
silly
attemptsat being more than your averageslasher movie.Cola intravenously. It's not sur-prising that Fincher started outdirecting music videos, especiallygiven
a
prolonged chase scenethat looks like an outtake from
"Cops."
t&
f
I
%
I
Seven is
lucky to have
two
gre at
$
actors in the mix, namely
Free-
man, who does
more
for the filmthan it does for him, and KevinSpacey, who is mesmerizing asthe killer. But even they can't
make
up
for an ending
so
twistedand depressing that it'll
leave
you
wondering that kind
of a
sick
puppy would
write this
stuff.
The
canine
in
question
is
AndrewKevin Walker, who also wroteBrainscan and Hideaway, twolow-rent slasher pics you maystumble across betweeninfomercials on
3
a.m. cable.Seven is really no better, and itcoasts as far as
it-
does
on theconsiderable talent of the actorsinvolved. One last word of ad-
vice:
don't see Seven unlessyou're in a bad mood to beginwith, because you will be in oneby the time it's
over.
|
But that's really all it is. The
^real
stars of Seven are the gim-
fmicky
ways in
which
the killer
does away
with
his
victims, fromforce-feeding a man to death torepresent
gluttony
to tying
a
guy
J
to
a
bed for
a
year
(sloth).
Sevenrates
a
ten
on the
Yuck-O-Meter,
but
if he sight of mangled corpsesisn't enough to make you tossyour popcorn, director DavidFincher throws
in
so
many
herky-jerky camera movements thatyou'd
think
he
was
receiving Jolt
The Mercyhurst College
Radio
Station,
WMCE
(88.5
FM)|is
having
a
"ListenerCall-in Survey,"
 from
 Mon-day Nov.
13 -
Sunday Nov.
19. The
station
is
interestedin knowing where you arelistening from, how the re-ception
is
and your
likes
and
dislikes about the station.Please call 824-2260
or
2261.
Your cooperation isappreciated.
If
you
are interested in meet-ing
(so
to speak) new peoplefrom different colleges
all
over the country, you might
want
to check
the new "Web
Site" called Loci. Loci is alink of
different
collegesand has more 800 pages ontravel, music, films. Thereare also debate and chatrooms, interactive gamesand dialogues with celebri-
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Most of you have heard ofthe Mercury recording art-ists "Rusted Root," as theyplayed at
SpringfFest
two
yearsfback.
They will re-turn to Erie on Friday, Dec.8 at 7:30 p.m.
at^The
CivicCenter, which
is
at* 809French St. Tickets have al-ready gone on sale
at?the
theater itself
and all
Ticketmaster
locations. Youcan also charge by phone at
814-452-4857ior
814-456-7070. The price of
the show
is $18.50.

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