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ByStudents For Students

VOL. 63 NO.^6 1



Thursday, Nov. 2 8:30 Pete Benekos DWI 8 p.m. Zurn recital hall SAC 8 p.m. A Meeting Of The Minds psychic/ hyptotisim demostration in the Clipper's. Cove « ih ri

\ By Theresa Kloecker Merciad News Editor Crime statistics for the 1988 school year showed crime to be down by almost ten percent according to statistics availible from campus security. Crime statistics for the 1989 are not yet availible because the year hasn't ended. 88 crimes were reported during the 1988 compared to 92 in 1987. The areas where crime was lower compared to 1987 include, DWI, underage drinking, drug violations, and theft all categories.; Crime rates were up compared to 1987 in the following areas, assau It, and public drunkeness. Crime statistics for Mercyhurst College are availible from Merill T."Bud"*Deaver, whose office is in the second floor of Old Main. The crime statistics are availible due to compliance with Act #73 under Pennsylvania state law. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that requires college^ campuses to make crime statistics readily availible to students. Last year colleges reported to the FBI a total of 1990 violent crimes, robbery, aggravated assault, rape and murder. * t The incidence of property crime was even greater more than 107,000 cases of burglary, larceny, arson* and motor vehicles theft were reported on college campuses. There are ways to control violence on campus, according to a Reader's Digest article. 'Start a campus watch program. Security experts agree that any community can reduce crime simply by remaining alert Colleges are no exception. \ Lock and monitor doors. There have been cases of assaults when dorm doors or apartment doors were left open to allow late night entry of pizza delivery men. On the Lehigh University campus a pilot door alarm pro-

Sunday, Nov. 5 Nicol Azicri art show opens in Hammermill Cummings, reception from 3 p.m.; to 5 p.m. 2:30 p.m. D'Angelo wind ensemble concert jin Zum recital hall zZ. -

Tuesday, Nov. 7*.
8 p.m. D'Angelo percussion ensemble in Zurn recital hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 7:30 Spring break informational meeting, Main 208, A trip to S. Carolina to help in the .cleanup after hurricane Hugo will be proposed.

gram is being used. Keys are replaced with plastic cards; a machine records the time and the idendty of each card user; and a buildingwide alarm sounds in case of intrusion. Also, exterior doors are wired to notify police if they are propped open. Improve lighting and install emergency phones. At night, beautifully landscaped campuses offer shadowy hiding places for muggcrs, rapists and robbers. One solution to this problem is improved lighting. Use escort and van services. ' Curb alcohol abuse. According to studies by Townson State University, alcohol is involved in 80 percent of rapes, assaults and acts of vandalism on campus. Most states have raised their legal drinking age to 21, disqualifying roughly three-fourths of undergraduates. But the laws are useless unless schools enforce them. "' • Fightrape with education. The chances of a woman's being raped at college are astonishingly high. "Some 25 percent of the female college population have been victims of rape or attempted rape/' Claire Walsh, director of the Sexual Assault Recovery Service at the University of Florida Inmostcases, the rapist is an acquaintance or date. Gang rapes, which typically occur at fra-

ternity parties, "are all too common on many campuses,'' report Julie Ehrhart and B ern ice Sandleer, who studied the subject for the Association of American Colleges. Theytve documented 100 such cases at college of every stripe, public, private, big, small, religiously affiliated and Ivy League. Walsh's advice to women for avoiding rape: Date in groups until you get to know your dates. Avoid being in«any isolated situation. Don't drink with people you don't know well. Beware of men who talk about women as conquests of adversaries, and Keep students and parents informed. * Students must be aware that there is crime on campus,'' Dan Sm ith „ S tan ford University special services manager said* % Clean up bad neighborhoods. No college Can isolate itself from the community. If a school is surrounded by a high-crime area, crime will seep onto campus unless people fight back. *• Mercyhurst crime rates have decreased since last year, but assaults and public drunkeness are up according to the statistics. No statistics were availible on attempted rape, gang rape or acquaintance rape. But campus' security noted that attempted rape and ac% quaintance rape may go unreported. They urge reporting rape or attempted rape if it occurs.


By Kevin McHugh Merciad Editor! Mercyhurst*s new day care center was dedicated to Sister Maura Smith, who led the campaign to keep day care at the college, on closer to campus,''Iddings said. By Theresa Kloecker Sunday, by Mercyhurst officials. I The center has a color-coded Iddings is scheduled to teach a !f| The new center, licensed for 91 Merciad News Editor design system by which the children class this spring. And he has kept up children aging from four weeks to recognize which rooms or materials Nine months ago Paul Iddings, with teaching while he was away. 12 years, was built by McCormick belong to their age group. an assistant professor of theater was One night a week he teaches sign Materials fine, of Erie. It was deIt is open to Mercyhurst College language to two students. He has told he would be paralyzed comfaculty/administration, staff and pletely for the rest of his life as a been asked by some i Mercy hurst students and also to employees of students to do tutorials, i result of Lyme disease. ' £ Mercyhurst Prep, Mercy Center of He also reads to some of the clients * Iddings has gradually improved ; the Arts, St Luke School, and to at Erie \ Independence House that since that diagnosis with help from children of Mercyhurst alumni, cannot read. f physical therapists at Hamot, and trustees, parents, Mends and bene-Iddings wants to make some Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospifactors. changes in the theater department tal. He is currently at Erie Independence House, f With rehabilitation when he returns. He is scheduled to and determination on Idding's part teach an acting class, and he would he is now only paralyzed from the like to teach a comedy class and a mid-chest down, and some feeling dinner theater course. He also said he wants to make an acting class a has returned to his legs. ^ .« it- Iddings does not know if he will requirement for dance majors. One ever completely recover. He hopes acting class was required for dance. to get an appointment with a neu- majors, and two were recomrologist at the Cleveland Clinic to mended for those in the dance deThere are some basic problems "While they accomplish thisdecent place to park, which does not determine the complete ex ten t of his partment by Jean-Marc Baier's paralysis, and how far he can hope predecessor, according to Iddings?! that all colleges face every year. difficult and hazardous feat, oftenexist That is in addition *to the "Ir would like to revive the Tuition increases, higher admis- a corner is chipped off the build'$10,000 tuition it costs to enroll for to recover. "I am primarily working on in- National Playwrights Showcase sions standards, lousy cafeteria ing. So, Gannon's last frontier indie classes you would attend if you dependence skills, and living as again, it is extremely exciting and food, and the lack of parking space the parking world is on its way out. a place to park. had modi as I can on my own," Iddings Garvey was supportive of it," Id- for commuter students are among 5 The members of the school the most common. • said. He is living in a training apart- dings said. administration must have forgotten Back on March 8, 19S7 when ment at Independence House that Iddings hopes to be in his home what it's like to be a student and was designed to do just that by Christmas although he may not Mercyhurst president Dr. William have to rely on the officers of the He doesn't know if he will ever be able to live there because of his P. Garvey was the editor-in-chief of college to give them what they needed. It is their position to allow, be able to return to his physical limitations. | H e was to the Gannon Knight and he faced, 9 if not encourage, the college enrollhome, ' Cliffhanger' *, in Lake City, teach a class during the winter term, as a Gannon student, the same parkment to increase every year and then Pa. In order to get up to it in a but it was decided this might be too ing problems that we, as Merput minimal effort toward increaswheelchair a 17-foot ramp would dangerous for him because of the cyhurst students, are facing now. In his editorial about! their parking ing the number of parking spaces have to be built and this would be snow. situation he wrote: f alottedifor both commuters $ and | * * One of the greatest handicaps i"Outside the battered GK resident students. This year the is I don't have the upper body w^x number of parking spaces increased "I AM PRIMARILY WORKING (Gannon Knight) offices is a small strength to lift myself,"Iddings But why should it be? The pole orby 70 to accomodate about 200 new ON INDEPENDENCE plot of ground, worthless on the said. "I have developed a fairly bar stopping cars from entering students. SKILLS, AND LIVING AS real estate market. It can 't grow | ] strict exercise program on my own should be placed beside the EngiMUCH AS I CAN ON MY anything but weeds, and grass to develop my upper body neering building, not the harmless One way or another the shrinkJ i OWN< J J doesn't even stand a chance. Yet ing ratio of parking spaces to cars is strength/' Iddings added. * parking strip. M H ? PAUL IDDINGS this strip of ground is coveted by going to hit a limit and the only ' "It strikes the GK as sort of Iddings will still be in a wheel- many Gannon student andfaculty impractical and needless that the people who are going to suffer are chair when he comes to teach at alike for the simple reason that Itground be closed off, especially the students. ] $ sloped too much upward to allow a Mercyhurst in the spring term, but can harbor three cars. And park' when parking space is at such a What we need is for Dr. Garvey, wheelchair to get up itaccording to the improvements made during the Ing space at Gannon is more valuE. premium. True, It's only three cars, William Kennedy and the Board Iddings. He does not know how he summer, ramps etc. will make it able than gold." , but nowadays that's three peopleof Trustees to remember what life would make it to campus and back possible for him to get around , "This little "Gaza Strip"-the who have a place to park. And was like when they jwere students every day after he comes to teach campus. last remaining parking spaces on that's something to consider. It'sand maybe build one or two more because die "lift** which provides campus has beenticketedfor the timefor a truce on the battered car 4 parking lots, expand the current transportation to the handicapped ' I thought I was aware of the Junk pile* Gannon's war on parkowners." lots, or assign permits that allow the only runsfrom9 a.m. to S p.m. and difficulties of getting around in big demands that this strip of Every year it costs each driver driver to park only in one lot it would cost $50 for each round wheelchair, but I was not aware at ground be closed off, officially Sometimc^omewhere^^omeone trip. *'I am thinking of getting an all; the physical dependency on because cars are sneaking by the$18 for the right to put a piece of apartment in town that is more ac- other people, is pole and the new Engineering paper on your bumper and drive has to face this current minor incon9 venience before it becomes a major cessible! tof wheelchairs, and is phenomenal, 'Iddings said. around Mercyhurst looking for a building. m$$ problem. f signed by four Mercyhurst interior design majors, John Ritz, Kim Thomas, Sharon Capela, and Renee Book! The keys to the $257,000,4,800 square feet facility were officially handed over by James Zurn, chairman of the Board of Trustees, who was largely responsible for raising the finance. Dr. William P.IGarvey, Mercyhurst College President, said that under a year ago, the future of day care at the 'Hurst was very shakey and that the administration was not very enthusiastic about day care. However, Garvey added, the perseverance and*"tenacity" of Smith (brought about change fin the administration's thinking and so the center was given the go ahead. Smith, who is a Mercyhurst trustee, was the principal of Mercyhurst Preparatory school for ten years until die was elected superior of the Sisters of Mercy of Erie, County in June 1989.


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in Pennsylvania a crime occurs once in every seven minutes. S There is one violent crime every 12 minutes IS seconds and a property crime takes place every minute 34 seconds, according to statistics from campus security. g "i . Violent crimes are classified as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault Mercyhurst is not immune to these statistics, jCrime rates for the 1988 school year were down on an overall basis, but assault was up, and so was public drunkeness which is often associated with assault j Property crimes fared better at Mercyhurst; crime from dorm rooms and motor vehicles was down, although crime from offices

and other buildings was up by one report higher than last year. The decrease in the crime rate could be contributed to students being more aware of crime on campus or to extra efforts on the part of security* A property crime occurs once in every minute 34 seconds somewhere in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania classifies property crime as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Campus security and the students at Mercyhurst in general deserve a commendation for the decrease in the crime rates at Mercyhurst in the last year. Hopefully the crime rate will even decrease more in the future. The problems with a higher

assault rate and public drunkeness could be solved in the manner given in the front page story of this issue. Assault could be prevented by students being made aware of the problem and taking j precautions against it Precautions like not walking in unlighted areas and calling for escorts between buildings. Campus security does have an escort service availible to students up to campus

By Kevin McHugh Merciad Editor \


The Merciad
Mercyhurst College's First-Class newspaper as rated by the Associated Collegiate Press
Vol. 63 No. 7 Kevin Mc Hugh Theresa Kloecker

November?!, 1989

Editor News Editor Managing Editor S. Sports'Editor

Robi Taylor John Deasy Carl Triola Patty Coneglio Liz Richards Steve Rush Pat Stcckman Tom Smoulder Len Kholos Reporters Cassie Bakmaz Ann Marie Bytheway Derrick Christie Monica Gibson Theresa Hewitt

Assistant Sports Editor Business Manager Design Director ' Cartoonist Photo Editor Merciad Photographer Faculty Adviser

Maria Kelly Garth McCurdy Tammy Pethtel Nick Roberts Deborah Schmidt Tracy Schmitz

The Merciad is the student-produced newspaper of Mercyhurst College, Box 161,501 E. 38th St,, Erie, PA 16546. Phone: 8250376. ]Vfatertal for publication must be submitted bv noon on the Monday before publication. The Merciad welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, but the writer's name can be withheld by request

apartments, and the townhouses. If a person cannot get an escort call a friend and let them know you're on your way home. Set a time limit for your arrival at your apartment or dorm room and call them when you get there. If you don't call back at least someone has a general idea of where you might be and whether there might be a problem. | IF THERE ARE NO STUDENTS BANDS Public drunkeness is a problem on most college campuses. SuggesWHY NOT CHECK OUT ERIE BANDS tions from the Reader's Digest article to prevent this included educatTHA T PLA Y THE LOCAL BARS? ing the bartenders at campus parties, so they know when to cut a person IF WE CAN'T SUPPORT 'HURST off. Alcohol is associated with 80 percent of the violent crimes on BANDS (BECA USE THERE ARE NONE) campus, so if this is curbed perhaps the assault rate will go down also. LET US SUPPORT ERIE BANDS. Campus ^^^—a-™, problem to solve because so many Thursday night could be rock night at the Cove. You may say that the different factors are involved, for example, campus parties, alcohol cove would be too small. On the contrary; it's perfect The Cove conjours availibility, lighting and access to up images of the Cavern, the small club in Liverpool, England, where the student areas. Campus security at Beatles first performed,! A small stage, a smoke-filled room, hot and Mercyhurst seems to be on their sticky from the heat of pulsating bodies swinging to the beat of energetic, ! ^ way in dealing with many of the loud and, most of all live, music. problems, especially property f Live music is what is needed at the 'Hurst The recent Halloween crimes. They still need to work on dance at the cafe was a success simply because it was Halloween. % violent crimes < especially I assault, n The DJ did not play the music most students listen to. Most students but educating the students is part of listen to WRKT, "the station that makes Tiffany puke.'' Another WI^KT the package in dealing with that slogan is something like "no rap music, never had it, never wiil.'V area. The crime report that is being I'm sure many students enjoy "Tiffany** type music and rap made to all students is a step towards j music, but that's the only type of music I've ever heard at school dances. making students more aware of the Classic rock played by live groups is the perfect alternative. problems on campus. JL. 1 I've attended numerous Mercyhurst Student Government meetings at Mercyhurst will probably never which the possibility of hiring a big band has been hinted at 4 be a crime free campus, but it could fWedon'tneeda *big band." Itseems that MSG thinks that the bigger be one of thejbetter campuses in the better. That's not true. Rumors of hiring 10,000 Maniacs for May are terms of low crime rates if campus exciting and show that money may not be the obstacle to live bands. I security keeps on making students! would far prefer lots of little bands to one big one. * aware of what is happening on If there are no student bands, why not check out Erie bands that play campus and how they can protccl the local bars? If we can't support 'Hurst bands (because there are none) themselves.! ! let us support Erie bands. f

Why don't we have live bands on j campus? More to the point, why don't we have any student bands; and if we do, why don't they perform in front of the students? Is everyone in D'Angelo satisfied with performing %mm only classical or traditional music? Live bands instill enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the opposite of that dreaded state of mind known as apathy that seems to have seeped into the minds of many unsuspecting Mercyhurst students. | * The success of an event is measured in the level of enthusiasm a particular event evokes. Rock/Pop bands, preferably * Hurst rock/Pop groups, seem an obvious way to bring out enthusiasm. J The Cove would be a perfect place for the introduction of bands and entertainers to the 'Hurst Many colleges have a week night set aside for such performances. f I


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Commuter rep urgesi airing both sides of issue
Dear Editor: Why should a Merciad Managing Editor write an article on October 25,1989 without checking all the facts? Itis obvious that certain liberties were taken with the article entitled "Commuter Rep Caught Between Commuters and Briggs Residents'! since my name is Tina Walczak not Tina Wolczak. First, the parking committee is not a committee "to restrict Lot 2 to Briggs Avenue Residents." It is a committee to discuss options to benefit the students of Mercy hurst College. I felt that there was a real need to discuss thiS|problem in the? form of a Student Government committee. Some people sit around in little groups and voice their complaints, but only a few actually take the initiative to do something about their problems. This is why I proposed the idea of a parking committee. I wanted people to come up with many options. Closing Lot 2 to commuters was just an option that was discussed briefly. In no way did I approve of this option. Last year, I was a commuter. Therefore, I understand commuter problems. Many commuters have felt left out of campus life. Still others have felt that their problems were being ignored. I wanted to change all of that I havejtried to choose committee in MercyhurstjStudent Government that would benefit all students, but especially commuters. For example, I worked during the summer on the Student Union Design Committee on which I put many hours. I thought that by belonging to this committee, I could help support an idea that would bring commuters on campus more often, so that they could share in campus activities. I also belong to the Public Relations Committee. If something important to the commuters takes place, then I pan inform them of it I proposed to form a Parking Committee, because all students have problems with the parking situation, as well as the faculty, administration, and staff. In addition, I worked at both Freshman Orientations this summer, because I knew that many of those students would be commuters. They would really need to know more about campus life. If I am so eager to benefit myself, then why am I on committees that would clearly benefit other students? The representative positons are not paid positons, so that I do not have to spend so much of my time helping Mercyhurst Student Government Tlie reason that I do help is that I believe in Mercyhurst College and is message to '* seize the opportunity." If there is a problem on campus or anywhere, I'd like to find the solution to that problem. I am not trying to create problems; I am trying to remedy problems. I truly did not know that this parking issue and that this commuter rep issue would cause such a turmoil. I'm sorry if my living on campus was a conflict of interest that could revoke Mercyhurst Student Government's credibility. I'm truly surprised that it has caused such an issue. i t •• To conclude, I congradulate the Merciad on being "Mercyhurst College's First Class newspaper as rate by the Associated Collegiate Press.' * You're doing well, but I'd like to point out that there are two sides to every issue. In order for the reader to get a true sense of the conflict, both sides of the argument should be presented, f



stressed before story is written

To the Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent editorial by Robi Taylor regarding commuter rep Tina Walczak. Mr. Taylor was entirely correct in claiming that Tina should no longer be a commuter representative because she now lives on campus. By the time this letter is published Ms. Walczak will have been dismissed as commuter rep. I thank him for bringing this to our attention. MGG checks each rep's status at the end of each term, and also mon itors the attendance and involvement of each rep. I do accept responsibility for this error. Although *one member may perceive that Tina is only on MSG to serve herselffl find that belief to be erroneous. Tina joined the parking committee to help solve the problem and had no other motive. Mr. Taylor seems to feel that the committee was designed to secure parking for Briggs students only. The committee was designed to look at all solutions for the parking situation. Mr. Taylor obviously did not research his story fully, or he would have discovered that the committee has come to no conclusions as of yet Also, Mr. Taylor could not have known Tina's address from the new student directory. The directory came out on Wednesday, which is the same day the paper was printed. Furthermore, what purpose did it serve to print Tina's address? It was a very unprofessional action on Mr. Taylor's part Also, had Mr. Taylor reviewed Tina's involvement in MSG, he would have found that she was very active. Aftefr working with Tina this summer on the Student Union design committee, I realized what a tremendous help she is. I wish I had more reps like her. Matt Triola MSG President Dina Frankovich Sophomore Open major Tessy Brooks P.S.Tell "Fuzz that the twnetyorso Sophomore Open Major 4 Tor what they promised, I don't H Yes, but no because we still have to athletes at the Dean* s List dinner did see much going on. I think it is pay for dances." * not miss him or his obvious inferibetter than last year, though.' * ority complex.

Jack Munch Junior Finance major " Yes, there is a lot of time and effort on the officers'ipart They like to make sure it is spent wisely to make surejit<is spent wisely to benefit everyone."

Jen Newsom g Sophomore HRIM major "I think they are spending it better than last year, but there could still be some improvement *'

Cay Maloney Katie Beirne Sophomore Open major Sophomore HRIM major I 'Yes, because the formal dances have been well decorated. The buses are great too because it's a sure ride. It gives people who don't have cars a social life."



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First off, I would like to apologize to Ms. Walczak and MSG for any errors that I may ha ve made in my editorial of October 25,1 was working with information I had available and I was unable to reach Ms. Walczak to get her comments. ' J It is a fact that Ms* Walczak was a commuter rep who lives in the Briggs Ave apartments* It is also a fact that she served on a parking committee which, according to the other MSG rep, is working to turn Lot 2 into resident only parking, which would benefit Briggs residents. The MSG officers I spoketowould not discuss the issue at hand but kept telling about how active Ms. Walczak is in campus activities. I truly beleive that she should be commended for the work she has done for the school, j But, the basis of my editorial was that nothing has happened yet, but MSG allowed a situation to develop which could lead to a conflict of interest that could end up hurting a group of students. * 7 Robi Taylor ? Merciad Managing Editor


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"A fresh look at some stupid stuff'
By Fuzz * Merciad staff squidly your left is the place where the 4 atheltes lift' and where the hockey team airs out their equipment Pretty cool, huh?" *| * Yeah, really cool. I'm amused that that sort of thing is so sightly and apprehendable by all of the Mercyhurst family. I wonder what the reaction would be if the dance studio was ground level with mammoth, non-tinted, full frontal view windows.

Training room curtains not necessary ?
By Tracy Schmitz* Merciad staff reporter ture. - Mercyhurst is very proud of its football team and thinks it should be more prominent

own...assets. If it satisfies both the "By the street of By-and-By team and their enthusiastic supportone arrives at the jj House of ers, by all means, leave the rooms n Never." } I sans curtains. Do consider making (M. de Cervantes) afew minor additions for the benefit Walking by the football training | Did anyone notice that there's a - It boosts the creativity level (not to of our viewing entertainment roomscan be a pleasant, often enternumber of volumes on modern mention the hormone level) of the throw in a few shower stalls directly taining experience for female redance in the library? Some very infrontof the bay windows. collective female population. porters of the Merciad. | reputible artists' work is readily One of the major perks of reavailable there and I would' hope On the other hand, the grass I for one would make popcorn and porting for the Merciad is watching you get a chance to check them out set up some chairs cabbage patch the muscle-bound boys straining at alongside the windows has been before they consider leaving the style and sell admission. Of course the bench. The various positions trampled beyond! repair, and the library and moving on to more libI'd split all proceeds with the danc- they assume on the bench cause resuscitation, squad has gotten eral shelves. ers and their instructors. Call it a many a heart to flutter and a face to rather tired of reviving a mass Anyways, as you can see by the going away present blush. The garb (or lack thereof) number of women every week. story next door another ^hueristic worn by collective members of the Of course, there is also the possibildecision to make sports more visThe Street ot by-and-By, like team can be described as, well, in- ity of a lynch mob if curtains obible on campus abounds* \ j> another^metaphorical thouro.ugh- teresting, to say the least. And the struct the viw. J l S ^ J ^ 2 i i 2 L The Bay Window thing is beautiful. fare, is paved with good intentions So, in reality, the players are thought of the team bettering their Nothing like walking over to the (Nswk, Dec., '78). t * bodies for the sake of the Mer- only I looking after their Mercy apartments to get some notes We become aware of our society's cyhurst name is enough to make us from someone and spotting agaggle problems, in any form they assume, ladies swoon to the sidewalk. of football players conditioning and we know the necessity of reAs for the absence of curtains in COOL IT! HITS THE CAM themselves. * , solving them. But when people who the training and equipment rooms, PUSES! & {Actually, I can just imagine the find artful invention too unsightly, some ladies have taken the liberty of Campus fleaders across th parents ofj. a prospective and sightly invention too artful, the speculation: country are joining a campaign! freshmanNwoman touring campus form of the resulting resolution isn't 4 'cool' global warming. Through and hearing from their tour beyond ridicule... | - Women who live to see a few male "COOL IT!," sponsored by tl guide (or 'tour girled'), "...and on Nice windows. bodiesfirmand hard would comNational Wildlife .^Federation! mit mass suicide. (NWF), campus leaders can start I solve worldwide pollution prob-| - Curtains are a safety hazard that, in lems by working in their own con the case of fire, could hamper the I munities. escape of the players. I They encorporate existing req cling programs into project propoj - The atmosphere of the training als like the«promotion of public room is very hot and humid, and transportation, conservation of ei curtains tend to retain excess moisergy, and creation of bike paths and) walkways. "We want to structure! local programs as sustainable con munity projects,'' says Nick Keller, national coordinator. "Ideally,! COOL FT! will continue even after today's students have graduated." I Scheduled for April 22, Earth Day 1990 is a coalition effort founded by Denis Hayes, creator of the original Earth day. The celebration, which will honor its 20th anniversary, promotes local environmental education and action. NWF supports Earth Day, and intends to recognize outstanding and creative CHECK OUR PRICES AND OUR SERVICE projects with special merit awards if $2,500 to be used for environTALON BUILDING - ENTER FROM PINE STREET Snorkin always did wonder how those scan mental programming at college or ' OR PHONE US AT (814) 333-8714 ners worked. , [in the community. * MEADVILLE, PA 18335 *

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The baby Mikey, whose voice is played by Bruce Willis, is not used that often and when he is, his comments usually border on the sarcastic. Willis was the perfect Mikey. I don't know how much direction he had in developing his role but it almost seemed like he was pretty much allowed to do what he wanted to do with the character. | | The movie is about Mikey's attempts to get his mother, played by Kirstie Alley, to fall in love with the perfect Daddy, namely the cab driver who drove them to the hospital when he was born. The cab driver, played by John Travolta, not only drove them to the hospital but also took part in the birth and helped with raising Mikey through his first year. $ * Look Who's Talking is Travolta's comeback after a 10 year hiatus. He has almost shaken the Saturday Night Fever image that kept him from working. The only thing left from those bygone days was a Bee Gee's disco song Travolta had added to the soundtrack as an inside joke with his fans.;# :" • Travolta did an excellent job with this role and I hope that he can continue to grow as an actor and get more challenging roles in the future. The character of the mother is a side of Kirstie Alley that has not been seen before. This role is the complete opposite of the Rebecca Howe role that she plays on Cheers. Instead of being hard and cold she allowed herself to show some warmth and love. That was a big change from her prior roles and I think that it may have endeared her to movie fans. The acting is excellent, the story is fun, and the characters are enjoyable to watch and for a Saturday afternoon awayfromthe house, you can't do much better. J& One thing I can say about this movie is if Look Who's Talking is a sign of what is in store for the rest of 1989 I can hardly wait for the Christmas releases to arrive, they're going to be fantastic! 1 My Rating 92/100

B v Robi Taylor "1 Merciad Managing Editor Look Who's Talking Starring - Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis?? Director - Amy Heckerling Tri - Star Pictures £ Rated PG -13 What can you say about a movie that starts out with a group of sperm giving a play by play account of their thoughts while they race towards an unsuspecting egg with the Beach Boy's song I Get Around playing in the background. Just the thought of a movie about hearing what a baby is thinking gives the impression that jokes about the baby will be over used and the story will become cute and overly sweet Happily this is not the case with Look Who's Talking.



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By Dorothy Diaco and Father Steve Campus Ministries £ Balloons are for sale in Campus Ministry'rfoiy the purpose of charitable fundraising. We would like to assist the only school for ideaf children jin East Africa. The school isjrun by the Mabinti, a religious group of about 200 African women who were born and raised in Tanzania, a country in East Africa. They also operate hospitals, health clinics, schools and other social service agencies. V The school for the deaf accomadates 750 students, but they currently have a list of hundreds of children waiting for an opening at the school. Because of recent economic problems the school will have to shorten its academic year by several months. The school could remain open one additional month for each $750 we raise. i Campus Ministry began selling balloons last year and because of our success we now offer an increased selection of occasion mylar balloons which sell for two dollars with refills for only 25 cents. Our selections include Birthdays, Get Well Wishes, Love, and children's characters. We also have a good selection of latex balloons which sell for fifty cents. There is also a gift package available with two mylar balloons, three latex balloons, and a basket of candy for only $6.50. The balloons are sold in Campus Ministry, which isilocated on the second floor of Old Main from 8 a.m. until S p.m., Monday through Friday. 1 Perhaps members of the campus might consider balloons to brighten the day and spirits of friends, and at the same time the ministry of Mercy hurst ex tends across the the world because of us. £ November is the month dedicated in particular to the prayer for the dead. There is a Book of life at the entrance to the chapel, feel free to sign the name of deceased friends or relatives. And then be assured that they are prayed for, by name during the month. May they rest in peace! This Book of Life will be presented at each Sunday Mass during November as the gifts of wine and bread are prepared for consecration. Have a wonderful week* I

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Japan sponsors Reagan on P.R. tour
Editor's note: The following mental efforts by both countries to article does not reflect the opinions improve their images and their relaofthe Merciador any member ofits tionships with the United States, 9 and both reflect those nations basic staff. $ v* I 1 J l misconceptions about the States. Like him or not, there is no denying that RonaldiReagan was By Dr. Philip Supina the most popular and successful Ronald Reagan has just re- American president since Franklin turned from visiting Japan; the for- D.Roosevelt Because of this, the mer president returned with souve- Japanese assume that if they can nirs totalling two million dollars in win Reagan over, they can also payment for speeches and one mil- capture much of his personal follion dollars worth of equipment, lowing in the U. S. They do not seem •'donated" by Sony for his presi- to realize that the increasing hostildential library in California. Fellow ity of many Americans toward Jaformer president Richard Nixon has pan has very little to do with personjust returned from visiting |the alities or popularity contests. • People's Republic of China, a coun- * Ultimately, the issue as most try for which he has long taken Americans see it is the simple fact ft that over the past twenty-five years, credit for "opening to the West Japan's economic machine has Both (visits represent funda&££&£&£&&£#

stormed and overwhelmed one American industry'after another. They have successively wiped out the American radio, motorcyle and television industry. Currently, they are beginning to overthrow American domination of automobiles and computers. The Japanese now control twenty-five percent:.'of the American auto market and they have openly admitted that they hope to capture forty to forty-five percent xJ of the industry by 1995. r* lam thefirstto admit that there is a certain degree of prejudice by Americans toward Japan. There is also some residual sentiment left over from World War II. Even worse, there is the realization that we have, largely, been beaten at our own economic game of "free trade and competition" by a non-White

people. That, clearly, is difficult for Americans to bear. But I would add that the United States is outdone by the Japanese when it comes to racial prejudice. If am hard pressed to think of any society in the world today, with the exception of the Republic of South Africa, that exceeds Japan in both overt and implied racism. In the Japanes racial heirarchy, whites are superior to darker skinned peoples, and Japanese are clearly superior to whites. There is no denying the very

real achievements of the Japanese. In 1930, Japan*s Gross National Product was less than ten percent of that in the United States. Emerging from total defeat in the gashes of World War II, Japan surpassed England in 1962, Germany in 1970 and Soviet Russia in 1982. Already ahead of the United States on a per capita income basis, it will overtake the U.S. in aggregate within a decade. American tolerance and generosity after World War II played a major role in this, but one should not go too far in hyping American geneibsity. Great Britain, France and the Philippiens received the greatest American post-war aid.

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November 9 | Orange < cranberry relish - Roast j turkey with dressing & gravy - D.U J DISCUSSION Mashed potatoes - Peas and mushrooms - Sweet potato pie - Praline AD.UJ. round table discussion will pumpkin pie be held on Thursday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Sullivan Hall. Lunch is served from 11:4 5 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Cost is four dollars. DEAN'S LIST CERTIFICATES Seating is limited so make reserva- AVAILABLE* tions by call 825-0333 Students on the 1988-89 Dean's list who were unable to attend the FLU VACCINES dinner on Oct 19 may pick up their Free flu vaccines will be available certificates in the Dean's office. throughout the month of November from the Health Services located in RECUITERS ON CAMPUS Preston 101 * W. The Pennsylvania State Police will be on campus on Friday, November 3 looking to fill a state trooper position. I Recuiters for a number of restaurants will be on campus looking for manager trainees on November 6,9, 10. I The Internal* Revenue Service willbei holding informational sessions on November 8 for all majors, especially accounting and criminal justice

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The-women's volleyball team against strong division I teams. has won six of it's last seven games, The team started it's streak with producing some noteworthy wins a victory over Washington & Jefferson. It followed that up with a win against Penn-State Behrend. Then it was off to the SUohn Fisher tournament,which proved to be the most successful tourney of the year. There, they beat Hamilton University, Niagara, D-Youville k University and Canisius. . I In the championship match they lost to the hosts, St. John Fisher. Becky Schmidt was named on the all-tournament team. iFirst year coach Chuck Fleet said,' 'The kids are tired after a long season. Next year we will have a harder schedule with more division I teams. We won't be playing five Hays in a row.'' |

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By John Deasy Merciad sports editor A strong showing by the men's contingent of the crew team, ensured a decent placing for Mercyhurst at the Jack Speakmon Memorial Regatta, held in Columbus, Ohio last weekend. Mercy h urst finished fifth overall, behind the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State, Purdue, and the University of Michigan. Six of Mercyhurst's boats reached the finals. In the mixed eight event Mercyhurst placed second and fourth. The best result of the day, as far as head coach Derek Hartwick was concerned, was definitely the showing of the two men's lightweight'four boats. He said, **It




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was a very strong performance from the fours". " I The men's novice four finished third which wasn't bad considering some of the oarsmen in the boat only started rowing three weeks ago. They also suffered the indignity of being left behind* by the starters which resulted in them having to race against the clock, a definite disadvantage for any crew, f The men's lightweight eight also finished third, with Michigan taking the laurels from this race. The men's heavyweight eight came fourth and the men's heavyweight

four came sixth. Hartwick commented, "The result of the men' heavyweight eight was good con-| sidering all their races during th day". * When asked to assess the fall season, Hartwick said, **Ovei I'm pleased with the season. We goi a lot accomplished as far as gettin; team spirit going. I think we're 01 track for the Spring". (~ 'Two boats representing Mer cyhurst will travel to Philadelphi for the Frostbite Regatta to be hel on November 18.1 1

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By John Deasy Merciad sports editor Two solid wins against competent teams has given the men's soccer team a much needed boost as they round off the 1989 season. With only two games left their record stands at 10-7-2. Brockport State, the former team of present coach Trevor Warren was played on Tuesday, Oct 24. Playing some of their best soccer so far this season, Mercyhurst routed the home team 4-0. The highlight of the game was a cracking left foot shot from the boot of John Melody which rattled the.Brockport goal. Robin Engle produced a fine individual; goal and Phil Feinburg scored a spectacular diving header. John Shanahan converted a penalty kick. Warren said, "It was a cakewalk. After ten minutes we dominated the game. They allowed us space to play in. It was a good team effort | jj h * A much tougher test for the team, came in the form of a University of Buffalo squad' which had produced a few surprising results of late. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, Mercyhurst played some good one touch soccer. The break came fifteen minutes from the end of the second half when Liam Barron broke down the left wing beating two defenders in the process. A well struck shot inside the left post left the onrushing keeper helpless. The second half was a case of consolidating the lead. They did this by grace of an acrobatic, fingertip save from freshman goalkeeper Tim Jett. Mercyhurst added a second goal in the later stages of the game. Sophomore Shane Bangs was the scorer. This left the final score at 2-0. One of the Mercyhurst players was ejected from the game. Warren commented,' 'All in all it was a nice effort Tim Jett pulled off a great save. It was a high pressure type of game but we played the ball around well." Referring to the sending off he said, "Players have to think about the implications of what they do in such a close game. We have to be smart about these things. The player in question could have been the leading conference scorer, but will miss the next game.'' jj % Mercyhurst's last game of the season is away to St Vincent, this Saturday.




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The Laker football team took it on the chin last weekend when they faced the Bulls of the University of Buffalo.. The Laker started well enough and at the end of the first half were only down 10 to nothing. $ From that point on the Lakers never seemed to get on track. The offense couldn't get in the groove and didn't put^any points on the board until very late in the game when Armand Rocco broke through the line for the score. * The&etenseplayed well enough in the first quarter but they also became sidetracked. At some points it seemed as if the Bulls were moving the ball at will. Coach Brasington said, "We went up against a good football team that played well and we did not We got down early in the game and were not able to take advantage of their mistakes." He added, "I ^ don't I think our kids ever quit O However, we never got on track and

A JV FOOTBALLER being tackled by five opposing players in the game against Allegheny team," Coach Brasington said. "It really didn't perform well" This week the Brockport should be a good game if our kids Golden Eagles fly into the stadium bounce back, play better, and perto meet the Lakers. The Eagles, form to their capabilities." coached by Ed Matejkovic, haven't beaten the Hurst in four years. Mercyhurst should be up emoOffensively the Eagles are a tionally because this is the seniors' young team. Sophomore running last game. The game has been desback Kevin Conover is their leading ignated as parents' night, so seniors rusher and he averages 80 yards per will be introduced with their parents game. H > "% prior to the game. Eagle quarterback Jim Higgins has three targets to hit in Frank Ojedal, JefFMurphy and Dan Ren- ™ On a side note: Senior defensive ter. The Laker defensive backs back Vaughn Jones was selected to theECAC Honor Role for his effort should be tested quite well ^Defensively the Eagles area ball against Geneva College. club to be reckoned with. Leading If you miss the game on Friday, the Eagle Linebackers are Steve be sure to catch the first Laker Cook and Chris Orton. Protecting Football Show that will air on the. outside is senior defensive end WJET TV-24 at^2:30 p.m. The Bill Jones; and to prevent the long show, featuring head coach Ken ball isjuniorfreesafety John Banak, who has picked off four passes this Brasington, is hosted by Mercyhurst station manager John Leisyear. i i 44 Brockport is a good football ering.

2 By Carl Triola § Assistant sports editor The JV. football team 50 out its season witn a victory on | Monday. They beat the Gators of JIM SCANELU, Larryttalkey,and Joe Devoy ready to tackle a University Allegheny by! a* score of 31-14. of Buffalo attacker They played well for the entire

game and worked well as a team. The philosophy of the J V team is one that allows everyone on the team a chance to play no matter how the game is going. This keeps the players interested, since they know they will get a chance to play, m The team finished with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses. The Lakers

did play well in all games, but strong comebacks by the opposition in the fourth quarter kept the Lakers from having at least a 3-3 record.

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By John Deasy $|* Merciad sports editor From a sporting point of view, the fall was fairly good to Mercyhurst I say fairly good because it could have been a lot better. Questions have to asked about the direction of sports in this college. fg Are we intent on continually backing teams such as football and men's basketball which haven'tgiven sufficient return at the expense of potentially brilliant teams like men's tennis? The only reason football and basketball are big is they receive




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The Mercyhurst Laker basketwill show many new faces. "We ball team, under second year Head have a variety of skills that will Coach Barry Copeland, is looking allow us to-do different things. I forward to bigger and better things think we are defiantly a better shootthis season. After afrustrating8-20 ing team overall."* campaign a year ago, the new style i A total of eight new players will Lakers are anxious to prove themwear the blue/green for thefirsttime selves this year. this season. "Tony Redding (six Copeland feels as if the Lakers feet six inches), Scott Kornick (six are starting new. "We have implefeet one inch) and all of our freshItispossibletocreateanationallyrankedteamifthe funding is there. mented a new system, we have men have done well sp far this sea- The women's soccer team did it in three years. The many new faces and we look for- must create, perhaps through our son. I believe Jeff Faflick (six feet hockey team seems set to do it in the same space of time. The crew team ward to a very competitive season, * * defense, easy high percentage bas- two inches) will significantly help is fed up with winning races and getting nothing inreturn,the men'si he said. kets. Our philosophy is that we will us defensively. Transfer Mark tennis team, possibly our strongest hope of gaining national recognition Coach Copeland and his staff hit look to convert form defense to Fayak (six feet two inches) is also this year, has torelyon two full scholarships for the whole team. The the recruiting trail hard this year to offense quickly with intelligence. playing well and we see him con- baseball team practices and plays its games on a field three miles from find individuals who are able to play Do not look for the Lakers to run tributing this year as well." the campus. All of these sports are winners. They lie on the verge of the perimeter with good ball han- and gun, however." national prominence, but nobody seems to know about it Defensively, the Lakers will be dling, penetration and passing The Lakers have two returning skills. Copeland feels that he has seniors, Dave Quinn (six feet four primarily man to man, stressing It seems, based onrecentresults, as if the bulk of money invested inl pressure on the basketball. * 'I think sports in this school does not go where it should. A conscientious*) filled the vacancies. inches) and Patrick Odhiambo (six " "I believe we had a solid re- feet nine inches)." I feel theseniors this year we will have the ability to decision must be made by administration. Do we give these sports the cruiting season and have se- must contribute on and off the extend our defensive philosophy. money they deserve or do we leave them hanging where they are now cured individuals who will be able court," Copeland said. "The sen- The biggest question mark for the in the doldrums? to help us," Copeland said. "Oneof iors must set the tempo for the restof Lakers is that there are so many new faces. Copeland hopes that this our biggest keys will be the ability to the club on the floor." To be very honest, I'm sick of kids from various sports complaining month will answer some of those to me about the amounts of money which other sports get These kids rebound! the basketball. This not Copeland will also rely on so- questions and provide momentum only means rebounding from our phomore Jeff Fink'(six feet seven have righteous gripes. They see themselves being constantly overlooked big people, but.team rebounding. inches) and junior transfer Kraig for the upcoming season. inrelationto some other big sports on this campus, namely football and Everyone on the floor must hit the Swagger (six feet six inch) on the basketball. They know they can be better and they know how to go about Those questions will have to be it It's up to those few that control the budgets to get serious about tennis, boards hard in order for us to be suc- inside. * * I feel that Jeffis developing answered soon, as the Lakers will men's soccer and crew and give them the money they deserve. cessful" well and Kraig has the ability to play open their 1989-90 schedule in the Offensively, the lakers will look inside and on the perimeter and has Edinboro Tournament on Nov. 17, Football and men's basketball are the big sports, but we must ask to convert "easy" baskets. This is shown a lot of intensity! and im- 18. The home opener is set for Dec. a must in order to achieve long term, provement in the pre-season," 2 versus Clarion University of Penn ourselves: should we condemn the other teams to mediocrity for the sake of tradition? The direction of money injected into athletics must be success. "This goal can be accom- Copeland said. j sylvania at the campus center. altered drastically in the interest of fair play to those sports who plished through offensive converFrom the perimeter, the Lakers consistently produce the goods for this college of ours. sion." he said. We are a team that"

^emenssocc^tetotsaperfectexampIeofasportstuckiifaruL There are some excellent players here, but tofcompete against the Gannon s of the soccer world you need a lot of excellent players. It comes down to money. How can the team compete against schools that otter full scholarships to all itssoccer players? Mercyhurst adminislra[ tion is going to have to make up its mind. Do they want a winning team capable of beating the best in the country, or do they want a half-hearted program which looks good but isn't actually going anywhere? It's a simple fact, three or four thousand dollars will not attract a top class soccer prospectfromhigh school to a tiny college in Erie, PA.

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Pat Doran,iScott Patterson, Troy By John Deasy Winch all added goals leaving the Merciad soorts editor final score at 6-4. Steve Ipri, Matt The 89-90 hockey season Sciarrino, Kurt Johnson, and Shaun Cyr each had one assist during the couldn't have got off to a better start game. Gary Bowles recorded 30 as the Lakers swept aside their rel saves through three periods. . spective opposition at the Potsdam Head coach Rick Gotkin said, University tournament held at "North Adams were a good team, Potsdam, N.Y. I | | they had a good year last year. They J The first game of the season have been playing hockey together came against North Adams University. The sides were tied after two for a long time." periods. Then Mercyhurst moved Then it was on to the championinto a different gear and proceeded ship game against hosts Potsdam, to dominate the third period. Tom which turned out to be a dandy with DeCoteau scored; one goal and the sides level after the third period. added three assists. Micky Keen Shocking the 3,000 plus crowd also scored one goal and assisted in watching the game, Mercyhurst two goals. Andrew Moir tallied two pulled off the victory thanks to a points, with a goal and an assist Kurt Johnson goal. This was Johnson's second goal of the night Scott Patterson and Micky Keen also had goals. Patterson, Keen, Winch, Billy DeCoteau, Cyr, and Rick Gignac each had one assist on the night Gary Bowles managed 32 saves. When asked about the Potsdam game Gotkin said, "It was a great game between two good teams. Gary Bowles was the big difference in both games. Our powerplaying and penalty killing worked well. I was very satisfied considering their were nine new players in the lineup. All the freshman fitted in well. I am really proud of the team, they all played their hearts o u t Three of the Mercyhurst players made the five man all-tournament team. They were goalkeeper Gary Bowles, Micky Keen, and freshman Andrew Moir. The two victories are even more impressive when you consider that Scott Burfoot, Seth Greenburg, and Jeff Veitch were not playing. Pat Doranalso missed the second game due to an injury sustained against North Adams. The next opposition comes against Salem State at the Plattsburg Tournament, being held next week. Salem State were ranked number two in the nation last year. Gotkin said,' 'We are going in confident If we play the way we have been playing we should move on to the championship round".

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Women's soccer misses nationals
By Nick Roberts Merciad sports writer m The Mercyhurst women's sbfr cer team has narrowly missed a place at the N C A A , finals this year, but they have been selected to go to the E.C.A.C. finals this weekend. | Last Saturday the Lakers tost to an average Seton Hill side 3-1. With Mercyhurst in control of the game at half time with a 1 -0 lead, the game seemed certain to g o the Laker's

way. Hie second half started with a collapse of composure. This allowed Seton Hill into the game, who put three goals in the Mercyhurst goal to win the game 3-1, which cost Mercyhurst their place in the N.C.A.A. finals in November. On Sunday the team played host to S t Francis. This game was one of the best games of the season. Mercyhurst won the game 5-0. The goals came from Joni Connelly, Jen Hart, Renne Dahlkemper, and a great individual goal from Karen

Traplosi. The Lakers played some fine attacking soccer, which rounded off a long tiring season, but also a very pleasing year! * ^ * Coach Roth said, "it was a tough season, very tiring, and the sides we played wore tough, but it was also a very good season." Coach Whelan also commented, "It was a p e a t season; we nearly made the finals. It was pleasing to see us do well with such a tough schedule."

JOE DEVOY'S header was so good, it frightened the life out of a University of Buffalo player PHOTO BY TOM SMOULDER

VERONICA SANSOM poised to take the ball from a Brockport player I PHOTO BY TOM SMOULDER

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