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VOL.169 NO.10MERCYHURS1LEGE'S
WEEKLY STUDENT NEWSPAPERDecember
7,1995
From the world
Arena
By: Gagan Suri
Merciad
News Editor
Bomb Blast in Russian Parliament
Office iff f
It was less
than
two weeks before the Russian Parliamentaryelections and there was a bomb blast in the office of a far-rightmember of the Parliament Nobody
was
hurt
in
the attack.Such a daring attack on one of the best guarded Governmentbuildings has raised fears of increasing violence as the nationprepares for its Dec.
17
elections.
T
Sri
Lanka Army
Raises
Flag OverJaffna
Jaffna,
a
major
city
in the northernmost
tip
of Sri Lanka Island, hasbeen
the
capital of the Tamil Rebels
 for
he
past
 five
 years.
The
SriLanka army
won
over
the capital
after
a
50-day offensive that drovethe
Tamil
rebels
from
the urban hold at Jaffna. Ever since theoffensive began in October of this
year,
Sri Lanka Government
allowed
no reporters at the Jaffna peninsula. However, the flag-raising ceremony was televised live across Sri Lanka. From apopulation of over
150,000
before the offensive, the army foundonly 400
civilians
in the devastated city.
ChangesiniU.S.Speed Limits
President Clinton has signed legislation to end the 21 year oldnational
55-mile-an-hour
speed limit
The
55-mph speed limit wasimposed in 1974 as an energy saving measure. The decline in thehighway fatalities by
a
significant number of
9,000
in the followingyear prompted the safety advocates to hail it as a life saver. As aresult of
he
new bill several states have raised the speed limits andsome have no limits at
all!
Montana would have no speed limits,
Kansas,
Nevada and Wyoming would increase it to
75
mph. Mostother states are likely to increase the speed limits too.
Cable TV Rates to Remain Samefor Three More years
On
Dec
5,
the members of a
House-Senate
conference came to a
mutual
decision of keeping the cable television rates
the same for
thenext three years. However, the Consumers Federation of Americahas predicted an increase of
$5 a month in cable
rates because of hemonopolies in the local markets.
King Fahd Still in Hospital
A team of
Americans
are treating King Fahd in Riyadh, SaudiArabia, for what a family spokesman called a
"temporary
health
emergency."The King is
72
years old and
is suffering from diabetesand
arthritis.
Although
the
testing by the
local doctors was
reported
to
be positive, American doctors were specially
 flown
n to
treat
the
kings illness.
France to Rejoin NATO
France recently announced that it would rejoin NATO's militarywing after almost three decades of absence. NATO's foreign anddefense ministers formally approved the deployment of
over
60,000troops to enforce a tenuous peace in Bosnia.
"The
fact is, militarily, we have depended on NATO and ourmargin of independence has beenSnegligible," said DominiqueMoisi, the deputy director of French Institute for InternationalRelations.
"But
our margin of political influence
in
NATO
was
alsonegligible before today. This
was
absurd. De facto, France is nowback into NATO's military structure."
I
! Million Donation toEducation [Department byHafenmaiers
By:
Gagan'Suri
Merciad News Editor
Mercy
hurst
recently
received
$lm ill ion from
Herbert
and
Catherine*
F.Hafenmaier,
surpassing the college's
"continuing
the dream"fund drive collecting over $ 6.2 million and there are still twomonths remaining in the campaign.The donation will be used to
enhance
the education program
at the
college.
Leslie,
Hafenmaier'sdaughter received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from?Mercyhurst in 1990 and a Master's degree in Special Education,|
along with
teacher's certification in
1994.
Leslie currently
is
teach-^ing at The Children's House of Erie Montessori School.
"It
was something that I had been thinking of for three years,"Hafenmaier
said.
"Quality
and level of education will continue
to
bea major factor
in
the ongoing
success not
only of ndividuals but alsoof communities
and
nations.
I
felt that sharing my blessings with
an
institution that reflects those values was the right thing to do. Itseems that
'Carpe
Diem' is more than a motto at
Mercyhurst."
Dr.Garvey, President of Mercyhurst College said
tha
t the
educa
tiondepartment
was
a natural giving opportunity for the Hafenmaiers.He added that
this
gift would
be a
tremendous boost
to
the education
department,
which
hasteOO
majors and was one of the originalmajors
at
the college.Hafenmaier
was
born and raised
in New York
City. He served
the
U.S.
Navy in the Pacific theater of operations in
WorldAVar
n,
attended Manhattan College,
where he
received
a
degree
in
electri-cal engineering, and
did
graduate work
at
Columbia University. Hespent 20 years
with,the
International Telephone and TelegraphCorporation in world
wide
communication systems
progra ms and
inthe Gemini and Apollo space
programs.*He
retired as the Vicepresident of the service operations in 1988. His wife Catherine,from New Jersey had family ties with the Sisters of Mercy. TheHafenmaiers have three other
children,Lisa
Geronimo, Lynda Hebertand Erich
Hafenmaier-and
seven grandchildren. They lived in
McKean Township before
moving
to
Friendswood,
Texas,
in
1992.
Dance Fever For Hurst
Mercyhurst students en-joyed
last
Saturday night atthe annual Winter Formalheld at Sabella's of UnionStation. Above, Jason
Giffen
and his date LauraOsborne enjoyed a quietmoment
together,
while
Se-
nior*Scott
Harber and hisdate dance the night away.It
was
said that Mercyhurst
is
well on their way to bet-
teri
ng
thei
r reputation in thecommunity after he tremen-dous event
MSG NEWS
By
Dan
Hiltiker
Editor-in-Chief
At the Nov. 27 meeting ofMercyhurst Student
Government,
MSG advisor Cass
Shimek
said/
that
the
Mercy Center on Aging,which is the
charitable
organiza-tion designated
by,MSG
to be .given
the
funds
from this years
fundraiser,
was
not
in need
of funding
a nd that
it probably would be bet-ter
to
donate money to another ofthe many Mercy charities.
'Those
who go to the MercyCenter
on
Aging are far
 from
 be-
ing
indigent They pay
to
go there.The place
here in Erie that is
mostin need of funding is the MercyCenter for Women," Shimek
sa
id.
Discussion ensued about whichcharity to donate money to. "Ithink the idea
was to
give money
to a
charity
that really
needed it,"Sophomore rep Kevin Segedi
said.
A
motion was made
by Chris
Herbolsheimer to not
give moneyto the Mercy Center on Aging.Another motion was made by
Nick Krayger to give to the Mercy
Center For Women. Both
mo-
tions were unanimously approved.In
SAC
news
 from
he
Nov. 27meeting,
it was
revealed
that
dur-
ing theiLaser Tag event thatoccurred the weekend before fi-
nals,
two people stole the Laser
Ta g equ ipment One of th
e thievesran through a one-half
inch
plate
'MSG,
Cont
On
P.
2\
 
PAGE
2
THE MERCIAD
December
7,1995
Commuter Corner
y: Kim
Coughlini f
*
Graduate Intern
Office
of
the Student Union &
Student Activities
The Holidays are here and so is
Christmas
break. Please make it
a
safe and happy holiday season!Need to find a phone number? Pick up the 1995-96 Student Directory in the StudentUnion,
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
DEO**
o
Student Union decorating Party at
8
p.m. Join us to decorate for Christmas on Campus.How about some entertainment
?
The Mercyhurst Theatre Dept presents
Laundry and Bourbon
&
Lone
Star
beginning at
8
p.m. in Zurn
114
on
Dec.
7,8,9 and it's FREE.DEC
9
Christmas on Campus from
1
p.m.
- 4
p.m.
DEC*
10 - SAC Christmas caroling at St Vincent Health Center and Sarah Reed Childrens Home.Shuttles will
leave
Baldwin Hall at 7:30 p.m. For more
info,
contact Brian Marshall at ext
2463.
Candlelight Holiday Mass at
10
p.m. in the Student Union.
DEC*
11
-13 - Finish your Christmas shopping in the Student Union.
New
Era Distributors will beselling sweaters from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Great Room.
4DEC
11 - Christmas crafts from around the World,
10
a.m. - 3 p.m.
DEC*
12
-
SAC Movie:
$
Miracle on 34th Street
at
9
p.m. in the Great Room of
the
Student Union.DEC 13
- SAC
Coffeehouse and Ping Pong Tournament at
8
p.m. in the Laker Inn.Happy New
Year!
Fund Raising Events Announced
MSG,
Cont
From P. 1
glass window in order to get the
equipment >An
investigation isunder way for the thieves.
At the
Dec.
12 meeting of MSG,Vice
PresidentfTim Duble
an-nounced
that
there are three open-
ings
for representatives,
two
Jun-ior,
and
one Sophomore,
a
 fter
he
dismissal of hree repsT
Letters of
intentwillbetakenby
DubleuntilSunday,
Dec.
10. Elections willbe the following week.
*MSG
Treasurer
Marc
Johnstonrevealed that there
is an excess of$6,220 that was
left unspent fromthe
budgets
of
the
many activitiesof the Fall term. Discussion fol-lowed about what to do with theexcess money.
\
-
ChrisHerbolsheimer moved to allocate
$1,000 to the
fund raiser commit-tee so that they
could
purchaseitems needed
to get the
fund raiserunder way. The motion waspassed unanimously.Brad
Rybczynski
then made amotion to allocate
$1,500 to
SACfor
the
printing of next
years
stu-dent phone directory. That votealso
was
passed unanimously.
Jennye
Vetter then made
a
mo-
tion to create a new account forthese miscellaneous funds. Thisfund could
be used
for the alloca-tion of money to different com-mittees and activities throughoutthe year as need
be.
The vote forthis motion passed
unanimousl
y.
Also,
the funds from the MSG's
PNC bank account
were approved
to be
moved
into this
new Miscel-laneous account.
In this
week's
SAC
news,
SACPresident Brian Marshall an-nounced that the band that theyare looking at most intensely forthe big concert for spring activi-ties weekend is The BarenakedLadies. The proposal of
a
concertwith the
Barenaked-Ladies
andThe Goo Goo Dolls was alsobrought
up
as a possibility.Marshall also announced thatthe student
phone
directories arenow out Copies are available atthe Union desk. Mercyhurst stu-dent Shantae Howard did thecover design for free.
2,000
cop-ies of the directory were printed.Many
MSGgmembers
believedthat the directories should havecome out earlier in the year, and
discussion?followed
on how toget the production of the direc-tory
accomplished!
quicker.
"I
think that
it
would
be
good
to
getthe directories out
as
soon as thestudents get here in September,"Senior rep Chris
Glaz
said.MSG President Jessica
Cuffia
announced the schedule of eventsfor this year's fund raiser. Therewill be face painting and a 50-50raffle during the
Elmira
Hockeygames well as the men's andwomen's Edinboro basketballgames.There also will be penny wars
^between
classes from Feb. 5through
Feb.
9.An auction of
all
MSG repre-sentatives will be held on March
115.
I
|
Car bashing will be held onApril 1, April fools day. Studentswill be able to
pay
for
the
oppor-tunity to "bash" an old car for a
|
few seconds.There also will be a formalMonte Carlo Night held on May
g3.
Students will be required todress in formal attire.
MERCYHURST ARCHAEOLOGICALINSTITUTE COMPLETES DIG
JUST
SO
YOU
KNOW
More
Parking
f J
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 Mercyhurst Ice
Center.
Therefwill also
be
spaces
added
to
the lot
on
the south sideof Baldwin Hall,
and
also
to
the parking
lotbehind Zurn
Hall. Theywill
have all
of the paving
done
by the first week
in
December.
Thisshould help ease the parking problems for many of the commutersand also for the Mercy apartment residents and during athleticevents," Director of Security Bud Dever said.
pMaintenance
| |
To all those interested
in
shoveling snow around this campus.Please contact Mr. Bill Kerbush at 824-2273 with the necessary
information (name
and where
you can
be contacted.) Salary
is
$4.25per hour.
Prayer Service
There will be a prayer service celebrating the founding of theSisters of Mercy in Ireland 156 years
ago.
The service will run onTuesday,
Dec.
12 at 4 p.m. in the Christ the King Chapel.
New Office
There has been a new office established here at Mercyhurst It is
the
Office of
Minority/Multicultural
Affairs and
is
under
the
direc-tion of Julia Williams George. The goal of
this
office is to provideservices and programs for minority students and to promote theawareness
of
multicultural ism among our educational community.Their mission is congruent
with
the Mission of the college and
the
heritage of
the
Sisters of Mercy.
Lost
A small silver Christmas tree with lights was taken from the
second.floor
of Egan Hall. The tree was the property of
Sr.
CarolAnn Voltz,
who
would appreciate
its
return.The
tree was
approxi-mately
21/2 feet
high
and was-enjoyed
by many. Sr. Carol Ann isasking for the return of
he
tree,
no
questions
will be
asked. Sr.
Carol
Ann can be contacted at ext 2473 and her office is located in #42Egan Hall.
SACj
P j SAC
would like to apologize
to
all commuter
students
because
of
errors in the Student Directories. All commuters do have campusaddresses,
but
they were incorrectly labeled in Baldwin
and
McAuley
Halls.
I
*
i
.
i.
* !
4
Theatre
There will be two free, one act theatre productions held in Zurn
114.
The titles of the productions
are
Lone Star
and
Laundry andBourbon.
These two productions will be held on
Dec. 7,8,
and 9,at 8 p.m.
D'Angelo
School of Music
The
D'Angelo
of
Music
presents two performances of Handel'sMessiah.
The
performances
will be
at
2:30
p.m. and also 7:30 p.m.on
Dec.
10 in Christ the King Chapel.
J
j
Mass
There will be
a
candlelight holiday
mass
at
10
p.m.
in the
StudentUnion. All are invited to attend.
Christmas on Campus
Don't forget to attend Christmas on Campus this Saturday from
1
p.m. until 4 p.m.With funding made possible
made
by
a
$10,000 grant
 from
heNational Geographic Society, ateam of eight from MercyhurstArcheological Institute spent 12
days,
Nov. 19-30, mappingMeadowcraft Rockshelter ar-cheological site that were re-ex-cavated in 1994.
Meadowcraft,
which is located about 30 milessouthwest ofPittsburgh, was firstexcavated by MAI director Dr.
James Adovasio in
the 1970's. Itis widely regarded as the oldestarcheological site in NorthernAmerica, with evidence of hu-man habitation dating to 14,000years
ago.
The
mapping site was
the
last phase of operations begunthere in August of 1994 to repairdamage
to parts
of the excavationcaused by severe weather condi-
tions.
Other members
of he
MAI
crew are Allen
Quinn,
Judith
Tho-mas,
Rich Davis, Kary
de
Dufour,Kathy Pedler,Nina Larsen andChris Schaney.
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I
 
PAGE
3
THEMERCIAD
f
December
7,1995
A
GripWhat
?
Nicole Pons tingle
A&E
Editor
*?
Well hello
there!
I hope most
of
you had a great Thanksgiving.
I $
know that we are all looking
for-
ward
to
getting out
of
here
for
Christmas
break.
I
need anotherbreak right about now, or maybeI just need
a
fireplace thanks tothe screwy
heat
in my apartmentBut, in any case on we go!I sit here scratching my headand trying to think of somethingthat
is
entertaining
to
tellyou... Ahh, I know.
Over the
breakI had
a
chance
to
take
a
strollthrough the "Rock
&
Roll
Hall
ofFame," and although it has beentalked about
a
bit
too
much,
I
justthought
I'd
let you in on my ownperspective.The best part of the entire hallwas the basement Down there
one
will find the wax statues andstatuettes of some of
rocks
mostlegendary?figures. You see theBeatles, Alice Cooper
and
his tow-ering boots, along with
a
wax
representation
of
his
decapitatedhead (yikes). There are also fig-ures
of
the Rolling Stones andsome other random personages.The best part for me was
the
roots of punk exhibit I
felt 1 ike
Iwas stepping back into my earlyteens with this one. There was atelegram
of
when
Sid
Viciousdied, along
with
his blood stainedand dirt-ridden Sex Pistols
T-shirt
There was also some
of
Patti
Smith's
old
clothes and somehand-written song
lyrics.
Blondieeven had her space in
the
punk
exhibit,
as did
the legenda ry
JoeyRamones
in his
usual garb
of
leather jackets and jeans.The other really cool thing tohave seen were three outfits thatMadonna had worn
at
differenttimes in her outrageous career.The first was one of those pointy
bras
and
spandex
shorts
 from
 her
"Blonde Ambition«Tour.">
Thenext was from her
"Girlie
Show
tour"
and
it was just incredible. Itwas
a'very
Victorians lookinggown with a big gray pouf skirtand white tuxedo
shirt,
black longgloves, a gray top hat and somefunky looking
sungl a
sses.
The
lastand coolest looking outfit wasfrom her
"Human
Nature" video,that woman
is
one skinny littlelady. You would
not know it
fromseeing
her on
the screen, butwhenyou see these outfits,
it
is prettyamazing just how small she is!Along with
these
displays, there
are
movies you can see about thedifferent aspects of rock and roll.There is one on the history of it,etc There are also little
 films
hatare shown
on
t.v. screens thataccompany the exhibits.
I
They
do have
more than just
the
actual clothes and instruments of
J
all these legends though, take for
J
instance, Janis Joplin's
old •
Porsche
that was pa in
ted
in
a very
interesting way,
and you
can even
take
a
gander at The Fat
Boys'
I
trough, just kidding.
There is a great deal more, but
you ca n go
and
see it
for
yoursel
f.
J
I was expecting
a
really boring£•afternoon
there,
but
now
I would
recommend it to any fan of
rock I •
and roll.
It is
worth the trip
to
I
Cleveland and while
youie
there, •
y ou ca n thr ow rocks at Art Model
1!
Catch ya later
alligators...and •
umm...where
is
the heat
in
the
I
Up...
Do
you
want to
take
a
day to line limit. The deadline isremember the death of Jim
Dec
-
31
>
so nurr
y
on
U
P-
Morrison and
John
Lennon?
Send
all entries to The Na-if
so,
you'd better
get down
tio
nal
Library of Poetry atto the Roadhouse Theatre
U419
Cronridge Dr., P.O.1 Box 704-1986, OwingsMills, MD. 21117. There
: foijthe
"Hungry Mother"
concert.;*
It;will
featureBlind Pig,
"'The
Shrugs"and"RubTheBuddah." The
are $24,000 in prizes.
from a few months ago. It was a
Merciad
office, we are dropping
_.
,
m
.
9ia
_
like flies over
here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
black,
patent-leather cat
suit,
with * ^
!
All
.
n
. .
\
,
green stitching. All I can say is
«
Attention
all
aspiring poets!••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
The
National
Library
iofshow
starts
at
9
p.m.
on
Fri- Don't forget that
"Rusted|
day, Dec. 8th. The price is Root" will be appearing at|$6.00
and-
unfortunately, The Erie Civic
Centerjonyou have to
B.Y.O.B. There Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.will be
a
coffeehouse and Tickets are $18.50 and areyou can even get
somelof
available throughyour Christmas* shopping
Ticketmaster
and The Eriedone. For ticket info., call Civic Center. The Civic is456-5656. The Roadhouse at 809 French Rd.
If
you like figure skating,you might want
to
headAlso, The Roadhouse willdowntoTheErieCivicCen-be showing
"Who's
Afraid
J|
for
the
«wi
nt
er
Tour ofOf Virginia Woolf?"
It
World
Figure Skatingopens on January 4th.|
is
located
at 145
W.
11th
St.Champions." You can seeOksana Baiul, ViktorPetrenko,* Nicole Bobek,Brian Boitano and many
Tunes On Tails
Poetry
is
having
an
open
more-
xhe event will takepoetry contest. There
is a
20
place
onJan.
31
at 7:30. For
A
ticket info., call 453-7117.
By Jason
Ulery
Merciad
Columnist
If you read this column,
youjt
probably listen to music
There-$
fore,
you probably go to the mu-sic store in search of that whichpleases your
ears.
Along the wayyou have undoubtedly had
the
unfortunate experience of takinga chance on an album, taking
it
home to listen'to, then {findingout, much to your chagrin, that itstinks. This happened to me justlast week.The culprit in question is theband
Face to Face w i th
their latestrelease Big
Choice.
Face
to
Face
is another one of those bands
that'ssupposed
to
be-riding
the
90's
punk-rock wave to success. Un-
gfortunately
they sound just likeevery other such
band,
and just asunorThis LP contains twelve tedioustracks, starting with "Struggle"(they weren't kidding!) and end-ing with the
bonus
track "Discon-nected." I didn't
mink it was
muchof
a
bonus.
-
As for the music,
thellyrics
sound like a bad English accentfor coming out of Los Angeles,California. The rhythms are re-cycled and sound like stuff thatwas released ten to fifteen years
ago,
but Face
to
Face made
to
sound bad somewhere along theway. Good
job,
guys.
*
This album is pretty typical ofthe musical genre that
Face a
toFace falls under, as all of thosebands (look under Green
Day and
Pennywise) have
a
recycledsound. These bands
have
taken
an
art form that at one time dwelledonly
in the
underground
and
turned
it
into
a
radio friendly,repetitive
*
form
of
mainstream
pop-rock,
dt-i
flacks
the
abrasiveness, attitude, and musi-cianship rarely seen since the hey-day
ofbands such
as
Minor
Threat,
frthe Bad Brains, and the DeadKennedys, just to name a few. Isnothing sacred?Well, enough of the negative.From now on, you can just call
me
Mr.
Economy, looking
out
foryou
I
the consumer. Save yourmoney
for something
good.
I
hear;
A Tribe Called Quest and PornoFor Pyros have new material thatis due out some time in the nearfuture. Bide your time and saveyour loot
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