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Mercyhurst held its annual Open House on Sunday, January 29. The festivities were limited to a modest \ turnout due to inclement weather. I $ I Dr. Marion L. Shane, president of the college, complimented the faculty, ^administration and students who worked to make the Open House a reality. M "I am pleased with the turnout, considering the snow,; storms we've had, he said "I am also pleased with the Campus Center and how it lends itself to the House activities." f | Dr. Jerry M. Trimble, dean of the college and vice president of academic services, said he was glad to see the faculty turnout and that they were "willing to take on \ the responsibility of recruiting for the college." I However, {Trimble suggested what others interviewed agreed on, that future open houses should be held in either the spring or fall. | "Open House should be held in the fall," he said. "The better

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schools recruit earlier. Not only is the weather better in*the fall, but there is more of an edge on getting the more academically qualified students who already know* where they're going \by January." Ernest:: Mauthe, \ associate professor of art. suggested that the 'Hurst might now start to send recruiters out to guidance counselors of individual;, high schools in an attempt to prepare them for an open house in March. "January * may be* a bit too early for some students to make a decision," he said. "Kids realize more in March, it's closer to June and that could* mean that students might want to make a decision before they graduate." George Venuto, president? of Mercyhurst's student government, suggested the college held several open houses. "There should be one at the beginning of the school year and several more throughout the year," he said. "That way, if the college would extend invitations at career days, students could see what the 'Hurst is like year round" Admissions counselor John F. Smith hinted that the college might hold another open house ui the spring, although he thought that it might be too latetorecruit. a In the meantime," he added, fi we do | have career days for individual high schools planned for March." Smith gave credit to the Lakers for, what he says, "Making us popular."
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by John Bruno £ Karen Schultz,, director!of checked and nothing had been admissions, andj admissions moved to the center. "They told counselors Patrick Condrin and us ten tables were available, but Sheila Walsh .lodged informal when I ? talked i to them on complaints to the* MERCIAD Saturday they said they could involving maintenance's role in give only five and if we wanted the 'Hurst's Open House, held more we had to hunt them down ourselves." >1 » Sunday, January 29. rife :K & The nature of the accusations - Operations also said «they £& aimed -at Operations by * the couldn't deliver i the chairs and Admissions office, which con- tables to the center because their ducted the*open house, involves truck had broken down. The end the apparent lack of snow result was that Condrin and removal, salting and the cleaning another admissions 5 counselor, John Smith, had to transport the of the Campus Center. A According to Ms. Schultz, "We equipment in their own cars, j kg. > X \ PHOTO BY TERRY ICELL> requested, in } writing, that £ "People who were trying to be logo cube. As the snow continues to cover the Erie maintenance have extra people cooperative were trying hard, but become a lone and cold winter. on duty to take care of 5 any it seems like I there was no problems. As far as we know, no organization or teamwork, «on one was on campus in the af- their part to get the job done," ii ternoon when Open House took said Ms. Schultz. i i place, and only two maintenance Ms. Walsh added "Even though men were on duty that morning." I the school was closed Thursday She further stated that'"you and Friday, maintenance knew don't overhaul an entire campus that Open House fwas still on the day of an event." Ms. scheduled.« We would have Schultz cited that the condition of the center was "filthy" and had notified them J if it had been by John Bruno cancelled. We assumed that they not been cleaned r since | Wedcenter, knew that the Open House nesday's basketball game, | 123 would continue with their duties, In response to criticisms work on snow removal. "We made a mistake of«not was to take place and came that and they didn't. W IpP*O^S directed at his department by the MembersJ of the Admissions Admissions Office, ^Robert hauling the tables and chairs morning to clean." Office were responsible for | Security, which sent in extra Sheehy, director of operations, over to the Campus Center," he contacting John Berchtold, the manpower, "was helpful," ac- said that "better communication admitted. "The snow held us Sheehy was at the center for a center's caretaker, to clean. "In cording to Ms. Walsh. . is needed between the depart- back and we didn't have * the while on Sunday to coordinate the the end," said Ms. Schultz, "one On Sunday I morning, she ments. "11 | proper people in to get the job problems, which he said by that person couldn't do it all so three requested the operation of the • j As an example, Sheeny showed done." .time had already occurred. I ;#& k peoplefromour office had to help snow blower along the designated a memo, | which was \ signed by & "There were no meetings and "In my opinion," Sheehy scrub the Campus Center, two tour route, extending from the Patrick Condrinf and dated no real advanced warning of how concluded, "the Open House was hours before the open house." front of Zurn, back of Preston, January 25, requesting that big an affair the Open House was a • .very poorly coordinated Also requested fromi main- leading to the Campus Center. operations deliver equipment going to be," he continued "John program,fromthe standpoint of tenance were ten tables and fifty Also included in the tour route necessary at the Campus Center, Berchtold, who • works % in the the Admissions-Office." * 4 chairs to be delivered from Old were the library steps, where an plow and salt streets and Main to the center. The day accident occurred in which one sidewalks for the recent $ open before the event, Ms. Schultz women fell. 1L& m ?£ A house. This memo, however, was not in Sheehy's possession until the 30th, the day after the event. Sheehy said, "When work like this has to he done, it's up to the 3SB people originating the program to come face-to-face with those they expect to help them." j "Snowplowing and general maintenance was done on a routine basis on the day of the open house, rather than on an extra-special basis, "ij he added. "We had three people there snowplowing on Sunday \ until noon, he continued. "Dave Huff, one of the maintenance: men, decided the temperature was too cold for salt to be used. Later on that afternoon, the temperature rose and some salting was done." i§3 He saidi "By that time problems? with drivers t and walkers had started 5 to occur*" Commenting on the equipment needed for the Campus Center, Sheehy stated that, although a work order was in for tables and chairs on Thursday, the blizzard Karen E. Shultz, director of admissions occurred and onerations had to Bob Sheehy, director of operations
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. . . Of course\ £ine second annual Snow Ball and it ill be interests * f how SAC has put their first dance. .. Next week, the MERCIAD will present their game , w rd version of "Games People Play." Just*what is 'Games People Play"? Well, that:depends from which ngle you're looking at our game. One important f p t that hould be made known. "Games People Play" j <**• jhnost every single person who attends this in&uiution of higher learning. If you like soap operas, monopoly, drinking . . . Well, another blizzard has passed us by and as the beer and eating a late evening snack at Mickey D's, then college pulls itself back together I wonder how many snow you'll love "Games People Play." . . . "Games People days are in store. Being kept inside because of the cold Erie Play" is for everyone from an accountant to a Mercyhurst dancer. Now that I've given this college campus a hint to our temperatures was no baked Alaska to say the least. } i " For about four days I witnessed numerous parties, along little game, Til be curious to see your reaction to "The with all the excitement that Sesler apartments have to offer. Games People Play." &j& ? At times I begin to wonder "When will this snow end," but of . . . The Mercyhurst Lakers continue their winning ways course there are no answers to this age old problem of man with a big win over Central State; it will be thrilling as the vs. the elements* ,| - | $ § 1 Lakers prepare for the big one against the Gannon Knights. /During our little blizzard I witnessed a student ofjthe Mercyhurst should blow their doors off. (POSITIVE college jump out of third floor Sesler window twice and THINKING). % * W second floor Zurn once. Is he nuts? Apparently the winter M.. (NEGATIVE THINKING) This term is too long and has taken the toll on even the sane. •?| anyone who hasn't left must be as mad as I am. This behavior isn't out of the ordinary by any means. The . . . (Quick Note) Happy Birthday, Midge McCarthy and winter has made us all crazy at one time or another. Of cour- to Willis Walker. f J > | se don't pout too long, because before you know it, spring . 1 . (Last* minute Snow will be here and then you'll get bummed out because of the warm down south. thought!) &* \ is3$ just water ? that's 'M rain. »• R n 5 9 SHKraElR?*- tflnHL am
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SB!' i H Lost and Found If you lost anything lately, you might want to take a walk downtothe Security Office in Preston Hall, home of the lost and found department. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. And if you find items around the campus, take them % to the Security. Office. £ j typ Wt f i *4 To Whom It May Concern J > Effective immediately all signs posted on door glass of fire equipment will be removed. Such signs obstruct vision and present a safety hazard. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) standards prohibit posting of materials in these areas. Security Dept. A woman's R.A. position will be available Spring Term. Applications for the position may be picked up in Egan 48, Housing Office, up until Wed., Feb. 1st Applications and letters of recommendations must be returned by Feb. 8th. Interviews and selections will take place shortly after that Sr.

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'Becket' Review

Proven To Be Professional Production
By Darlene Keith After hearing some time ago that the play Becket was productions and I hope to see him in many more. Who going to be performed at Mercyhurst, I thought that they knows. We may be seeing him on a professional stage would never pull it off, that is, Dr. Gary Smith and the Mer- someday. * I || cyhurst students. J Beckett is a highly sophisticated and | We must not forget the play's namesake, Becket. This role educated play. It would never lure an audience large enough was played believably well by actor Dave Winston. $ §S Besides needing talented people to portray the charaters, or be performed as it should. That's where I was wrong. I Opening Saturday night at the Little Theater, it was there is also a need for realistic sets and proper lighting and almost instantly recognized as a purely professional per- costuming. These were all carried out quite ^well, with a formance. This was noticed from the costumes, to the ef- special recognition going to Maxine Krasnowski for her imaginative set. Gail Hess should also be mentioned for her fective lighting, to the acting abilities of the cast, gjyg * l g { i j Jj Although most of the actors played out the roles nicely, elegant costumes. * there were those few who seemed to tower over the others. L As was said before, the play was executed nicely. There Perhaps the others only looked so well because of these few. was only one exception. There was almost no movement on One of these towering actors was Glen Hollenbach. The the stage. The actors were delivering their emotion filled role of France's one and only King Louie is a difficult part to lines, but in many cases their bodies didn't correspond. This play even 1 adequately.? But Hollenbach performed was the only major downfall of Becket. * 7 adequately and much more. f r 3 II * | Even though the Mercyhurst Little Theater * is ^purely ? Another is the tremendously talented Tom McDermott. amateur, it has the makings of a top quality theater. All it Playing the role of King Henry II, both the good and bad needs is some additional practice. , i traits are extremely challenging. Buttocarry it off so well 8 With a few more performances like Becket, Mercyhurst and so realistically was almost unbelievable. | will be known as the 'theater on the hill.' McDermott has been seen in many of the Little Theater's

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On Campus Recruiters f Action (Peace Corps, Vista, Etc.) Zurn Lobby - Jan. 31. GTE - Feb. 7 - Accounting Majors. Carlisle's - Feb. 9 - Retail jj Marines, Erie Catholic Diocese - Feb. 10. Navy - Feb. 15 - Zurn Lobby. Hills - Feb. 16 - Business. > ;L IBM - Feb. 17 - Business Adm., Math, Accounting. Anne Arundel School District - Feb. 17 - Education. The College Career Conference will be held in Pittsburgh oh Feb. 10 and 11, 1978. Purpose: To give seniors an opportunity to meet with and interview representatives of approximately 100 companies large and small. Creative Arts P m The intellectual play "Becket", under the direction of Dr. Gary Smith, will be staged in the 'Hurst's Little Theatre on Jan. 27-28 and again on Feb. 2-4. Members of the college community will be admitted free.; 'ffg * J # $ % The music department Conservatory Program will hold a student recital on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Zurn recital hall. 3$$ J|i ?? i Madame Belova will be director of the next dance performance scheduled for Feb. 17 and 18 in the recital hall. The prima ballerina of Egypt will be the visiting artist JPg- B 3 v > f. 5 Senate i » jg ' Proposals coming up on the new year's agenda include the Graduate program in the!Administration of 5 Criminal Justice, the proposal on cooperative education and the revisions in the Librarial Studies curriculum. i m t

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8 'News leaked out Monday that Egypt and Israel are close to an agreement for a Middle East settlement. Plans are being made for President Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister Menachem Begin to make separate trips to meet with President Carter. Hopefully the talks will prove to be inspiring to both sides.. %&<• ? i§6r. | *The United States' gross national product has surpassed the $2 trillion mark. The last big event of this kind occurred when the G.N.P. hit and passed the $1 trillion goal in 1971. That took about 200 years to do. Now we have struck $2 trillion in a short seven years. Sources say this rapid increase is due to inflation. Hurray for the United States, home of the big buck, f m 4? i I f The almost hurricane force winds and the sub-zero chill factors spread throughout the Midwest late last week. States such as Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio received the worst of it. Erie and northwestern Pennsylvania suffered a

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The Admissions Office would like to thank all of the faculty, students, administrators and staff who helped make our annual Open House such a rousing success.

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* Hi Faculty Policies At *The official word is out that a once upgrade of relations Faculty policies members are working with faculty conwith the Soviet Union seemstobe showing a downturn. This tract negotiations. Members are also busying themselves seemed to result shortly after Leonid Brezhnev became ill. with identifying recipients of faculty research and developBrezhnev, where are you when we need you? J £ \ A.£#gl ment grants, jt H i { 3 , •Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain was £ Registration indeed kidnapped as the French authorities stated after The registrar's office reports a decline in enrollment for receiving proof from the kidnappers. The ransom for the winter term. In the fall, a total of 1,587 full and part-time Baron is reportedly between $5 and $10 million.^J^ W students were enrolled here. Preliminary winter enrollment figures show 1,329 for winter classes. Tongsun Park, the alleged Korean political agent, reported recently that 15 to 18 current members of Congress may '*.. Placement i have violated United States ethical standards. The United According to placement director Gary Bukowski, 82 per States Acting Deputy Attorney expects indictments of four cent of the 1077 graduating class who sought employment former Congressmen by March 1. | | Sps*? ? were successful, although the work is not necessarily in their majors*Bukowski stated it was the highest percentage •Ida Mae Cooper, the wife of Mayor Martin Cooper of West of placement in the last three years. % Virginia, was found shot in a swamp shortly after being abducted. The abductor and slayer, David Mills, was captured f Writing Center shortly after the incident. v 4 1 If you are stumped by spelling and flabbergasted by foot•Some cosmetics such as shampoos and lotions have been notes, the tutors at the Writing Center can help. The center foundtocontain the chemical nitrosamine. Tins is a cancer is opened every class day from 9to3 in 309 Main. Services agent. It was reported that a testing program will be started are free to all Mercyhurst students who desire help with immediately. -' i writing or grammatical problems. | F * * W Logo Competition 7 I t •The Golden Globe Awards were held last Sunday with The Continuum will award $50.00 to the artist who designs some surprising and not so surprising awards. Turning Point, the story about two ballet dancers, was awarded best an attractive and eye catching logo for the Continuum of dramatic picture of the year. Jane Fonda won the award for Lifelong Learning. Judges will be the members of the Conbest actress in a, dramatic role in the Him Julia, while tinuum Coordinating Council in J consulation with a Richard Burton won the award for] best actor in the film professional in the Advertising Business. We are hoping to Equus. The best comedy of the year was The Goodbye Girl. receive entries from students and faculty representing all The co-stars Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss were components of the Continuum. Guidelinestohelp you in preparing your entry: Each arawarded best actor and actress in a comedy. The best song in a major motion picture was You Light Up My life which tist will be permitted as many as three separate entries. Art was performed in the film of the same name. For fans of need not be in final form, but must be completed enough to John Travolta, he was totally crushed when he was allow judging. Consultation with other artists is encouraged. nominated for best actor in a dramatic film and lost. At Entries may include the use of as many as three colors. Logo least, that is what it seemed like when his face was projected may include either the complete title Continuum of Lifelong Learning or initials. Keep in mind that the logo will be used on the television screen. Sorry. John. Maybe next time. for letterheads and in various publications.

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by Mary Beth Barrett Peter Libra, an Erieite all his life, attended Gannon College and received his degree in Secondary Education History. He then went on to complete bis master's degree in Elementary Education at Edinboro State College. libra, formerly an elementary teacher, began his career at Mercyhurst in 1966. Originally, Libra was to stay only one year under a teaching fellowship granted to him by the institution. "I accepted the offer because I though it would be a meaningful experience,'' explained libra. Obviously it' was more than meaningful. "' " v For it was then that Libra decided to stay with the school one more year. However, that "one more year" has turned into quite a few years. "I can't explain what it is that keeps me here because I've always wanted to return to the Peter Libra elementary school's classrooms. But," he continued, "it must be something good. I can't seem to as good as any and in many areas pull myself away from Mercy- is much better," stated libra. He backed this up by saying hurst." /> Libra then went on to compare that this is the feedback he has Mercyhurst as it was 11 years ago received from many ; people as it is today.. He began by outside the school "80 per cent of saying, "It was a tightly knit, the graduates here in the non-coeducational, family type Elementary Education Departschool. People spent hours ment alone have been placed," stated Libra. "This is extremely talking to each other." "Many times I found myself good considering' that the I staying well after hours just teaching field is relatively talking to someone. That kind of overburdened. We have been concluded thing doesn't happen much very fortunate, ? ; = £ anymore. In some ways, it was a Libra. When asked his opinion of the better school." "It provided women with the Cooperative Education Program, p opportunity to assert much more Libra remarked. "I don't see how we can fit in. leadership. However, on the whole, it is definitely much more Cooperative Education is not only successful as a coeducational allowing students to experience, institution." mS & m but it is also paying them. I don't y "Mercyhurst compared to foresee any school district paying schools in the immediate locale is the student teachers." T
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Hardly a |day goes by in Washington, J D.C. when there isn't a march. Whether it be for a cause or against a bill, five to 500,000j will $ gather from anywhere in the country to claim their right to let their voice and viewpoint be heard, f gSWe see them as fnumtars, masses of people. But what is it like to be an individual there? What does it feel like to be one of
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Four Mercyhurst students, Mary Beth Garnack. Carolyn Innes, Sally Palko and Sue Fuss traveled to the Young People Who Care Center (YPWC) in Frenchville * where they joined forces with 26 other people to participate in the National March For lire on January 23. Although the main march was to be in Washington, communities all across the country sponsored rallies, marches, and vigils in support of anti-abortion legislation. £ *T The people ; from < YPWC j gathered in the nearby town of Clearfield to hold a rally in support of life and those who were going to the national march. BeUs, donated by a local blind woman, rang out in support of speeches, slide shows ana songs. Back at the center, a meeting shaped the plans for the following day and ended with a prayer for success. * p S f g At 5 a.m. everyone boarded an old school bus narked just off the main road. Zero weather pushing that same bus in an effort to start C it. What kept everyone from frostbite as we

waited for other vehicles remains a mystery. } T ? ? We saw Washington! that afternoon despite a stuck car, a flat tire and a broken water hose.: As we marched with wet feet up Capitol Hill we .could see the hundreds of signs held by people of all ages. There seemed to be an undeclared contest to find the most unique slogan. Although the march has been held every year for the past five years since a Supreme Court decision in favor of abortion, the signs have | changed with the times. Most obvious was 'Jimmy, Save Our Little Peanuts'. With the rally over, the YPWC group paid a J visit to I their congressman to vocalize their views. Then came the five hour ride home to the center with some going even further. £ For the people from the center, to say the trio was a success is

probably an understatement. It was an experience of good and bad not soon to be forgotten../' For Mary Beth it was the joy of ringing a cowbell in support of a speech. For Lorraine, it was the frustration of a stalled bus. For Carolyn it was seeing friends from home, who had come to support life. For Chris it was feet that were finally warm and toes that could be wiggled. For Sally it was falling asleep on a van seat and for Joe it was knowing that his four-wheel-drive Blazer could do just about anything. m

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington to march for one cause. Each one went there in their own way and each one will return having shared something with everyone there. They are no longer masses; they are individuals, Vf

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Dannv "Boy" Sienicki "They charge 10 bucks for a parking place and they don't even plow it. The only times they do plow is when the cars are in the lot"

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Students "Communication With Children"
jS Dr. Barbara Weigert, associate schools J including Villa Maria professor of education is a where she got her B.S., Penn women v who holds \ a \ very full State University where she completed her masters, and Ohio educational background.; r^_ She has attended a number of University where she obtained her PH.D. Weigert also attended Colorado University and Harvard University summer school, $ "There is no way a formal education is g a complete education, there are many ways of becoming educated." Weigert said. "No degree is terminal." "In order to learn,*' remarked Weigert, "a person must be committed * to learning and always 1keep looking for? answers." ^ jf i % % i. Doctor Weigert's advice to people seeking a PH.D. is to first consider many different schools and to look at each school's curriculum and the \ people j involved at the school. "It is very important to go to a school that you are excited about" commented Weigert. s She, also advised anyone seeking a PH.D. to start young and talk to people who have gone

SAC Survey i $ Planned
The 1 student Activities Committee . (SAC) will distribute?a survey to gain student input on campus activities.? Ijp Students are urged to answer the questionnaire and ^incentive prizes will be provided. These include two free movie passes to the Millcreek Mall cinema, two passes to the coffeehouse, two passes to campus movies and two passes to all student union events. * %M.- I W Names and addresses must be included on the survey in order to be eligible for the prizes. Jan Gatti, director of the Student Union and SAC advisor, commented on the survey, "We realize that there |is a diverse student body, and we just want to know where to! go with activities." | ^2 I f B

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through I it j to j avoid possible mistakes. ISsBzl \ Another tip she gave is to look for any scholarships p or fellowships available. I £ Weigert said she knew! she wanted her college decree but she decided !to further S her education for another reason. "There were a lot of things I wanted to know about doing my job better and I also wanted to learn more so I could do a better job, that's why I got my PH.D." "Mercyhurst has a fine education program because of the high quality students and because of the teachers with so l much experience." j V M £ '' "There is a h good curriculum and students nave a lot of contact with children." ? jjr g •?. - Weigert added, however, that any program has room for im- $ No activities can be planned provement. J; «£ ®p until feedback is gainedfromthe What Weigert's department surveys, i' j ! J a #* S3 : tries to stress is communication S SAC will f try g|toi send fa with children, and a balance representative to the National between theory and practice, also Conference hi an effort to bring developing a positive ^ self con- quality performers to the 'Hurst. cept, r• t s|i*p They will sponsor a 50-50 drawing r • Weigert feels that the image of in order to raise the money for || 3| education has changed. "No the trip. I £ | f The drawing will be*held on longer is time spent in education equated with financial success." Friday, Feb. 17 at Casino Night.
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FEBRUARY 3,1978

Await Gannon

By W«k Opuim
'£: Sailing along with 14 wins in 15 games, the Mercyhurst Lakers are finally getting some I well deserved recognition. ^ / 5 ^ M ; Recently the Lakers were ranked 16th in the nation among small colleges by the N.A.I.A. The Mercyhurst Lakers i mproved their record to 15-1 Tuesday night with a hardlearned 77-459 ? victory over Central State at the Campus Center. > | ' V The 'Hurst trailed at half, 39-32, but rallied to pull out the win over av tall .and rugged Marauder crew, f Ed Jones led the Laker attack with 16 points while Paul Young and Bruce Hennings added 13 apiece. John Burrow finished the double digit scoring with 12. Alvin Lewis paced Central State, netting 15. Mercyhurst now must play five games hi the next six days as the postponed Eisenhower game of last Friday has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon at 4 The 'Hurst will put its impressive status on the line with four games in the next six days, including three consecutive and a battle with city rival Gannon like an inaugural win over his seven minutes left and coasted alma mater. Fox graduated from home from there. ? *fMHB the Peach Street School and even I Dan Brown had the honor of did some 'assistant coaching pushing the Lakers over^ the there for a couple of years.} century mark for the first tune at S If this game doesn't drain the the center. This had the crowd Lakers too much they still have to screaming its approval and was face Daemen : College from the only thing left in doubt conBuffalo at the Center Wednesday cerning the contest. P ^ ^ W M night (8 p.m.) J and travel £ to Pittsburgh Thursday night j to Ed Jones led Mercyhurst with meet lowly LaRoche College. | £ 20 points and John Burrow added The Lakers made their return 16, in the series sweeping over the to the Campus Center a success Scots, j IS | Slki^ last Wednesday when the 'Hurst I Once again Coach Fox was bombed Edinboro 103 to 73.; | pleased with the play of the £ Playing before the largest super-sub," Bill Link, who came crowd of the year and a T.V. off the bench and scored 112 audience Mercyhurst opened points.^ 1| g I jig with a Bruce Henning's dunk and "Game after game he comes 1 off the "bench and* does a never bothered to look back. The Lakers swarming defense pressured the Boro all night long and often forced Scot center Gary Stanton to shoot from the key. In addition tor keeping the Edinboro offense off guard, the Laker defense once again forced many turnovers that resulted in easy fast break baskets. f •/ Mercyhurst led by 43-23 in the first half and kept a 52-38 bulge at halftone.-^ ~A The 'Hurst grabbed its biggest lead of the game at 90-57 with tremendous Job/' said Fox about Edinboro, Behrend and Alliance. The standings are affected only Link. | Stanton led the Scots with 23 by gamesplayed between the five points with Rick Federici chip- schools. The Erie Sports Store is even awarding a trophy to the ping in 18. t LAKER NOTES: The Lakers winner. can't seem to stay completely —"Banner night" was a big healthy. This time it is Bill Link success with, let's see, one, two who sprained- his right ankle posters adorning the Campus during practice and will be Center last Wednesday night. A missing tor at least a week. gs big thank you goes out to the art —This Tuesday Mercyhurst department for furnishing the and Gannon will be battling for paper. I first place in the Big Five conference. Both schools are 24) 5 —It sure is nice having a brand going into the affair. What is the new Campus Center for the "Big Five?" Well it is a mythical Laker's home games. It's too bad conference invented by Morning they can't use it Tuesday night. News Sports Editor Jack Polancy The "blimp hanger" is being and contains the five local used instead to furnish room for colleges, Mercyhurst, Gannon, the "large" crowd. >

All this activity, begins ByCkwTai^ak tomorrow night at 8 p.m. when Buffalo State makes a return sports are all about. To keep our visit to the Campus Center. ' bodies healthy and fit, develop a The Bengals and Lakers met good sense of sportsmanship, and' earlier in the season in the finals to have fun. Women have a right of Mercyhurst'8 Invitational to obtain these same advantages Tournament The 'Hurst won that of sports as men. jJ&Ejn m 8 game handily 98-66, but Buffalo had improved since. ^ 3 The women's basketball team h Among their wins^is a 91-72 learned to lessons last week the victory over Gannon. Bennie hard way. f ? Y ' -, ' Eison leads all Bengal scorers First, you can't win a ball game averaging over 20 points a game. with offensive turnovers. | f But Coach Dick Pox and the rest Secondly, you can't win a ball of the Lakers can't be blamed if game' when your top s two they are looking past this game, rebounders are on the bench. ana concentrating on;Tuesday Amy McNicholas and Sue Fagan night. got Into foul trouble early in the The scene will be the Erie Behrend game. . County Field House and the 8 The I result: I Behrend 61, p.m. tipoff between Mercyhurst It was a very depressing week. Mercyhurst 58. EaHshSt and Gannon. The game matches Erie's best basketball teams and You can always play rummy, but One advantage of being on the the winner will have the official playing up to 5,000 does get a little Erie title until next year. Mer- boring. You need a little patience basketball team is having the cyhurst • will have many in- when the inclement!weather opportunity to view the various campuses, * 23 \ centives going into this one. strikes, f. J J l s , v This .wilTbe: only the third To top it off, a conversation Jamestown Community meeting between the natural kept coming to my mind. "I College* has a beautiful rivals and Gannon has won them wouldn't go to a girls' basketball recreational facility. Besides the both, 70-67 two years ago in the game. All there is to them are basketball court, the center finals of the Knights Porreco Cup Jump b a l l s , " I a fdefinitely boasts a beautiful Olympic-sized and last year 81-77 in overtime. masculine voice spoke. | J I, an indoor track and three idball courts.ii .W #*s*BI Both games played at Gannon Women's basketball is a lot Auditorium so this will be the more than Just jump balls. j 8 : It sure was cold coming home Lakersfirstchance to "host" the Everyone has the right to Golden ones even if it isn't at the spectate at which ever sport they from Jamestown last week in a Center.|| |, J jj £ want. But don't take some of the van with no heat. Luckily, the Gannon brings a talented team joy out of what is j really im- team won which made the ride home seem shorter. The van in that hasn't quite lived up to portant to a lot of women. ore-season expectations. The Like I said before, what it boils wasn't too bad, though, because Knights have won at least ten down to is the question of what the air conditioning worked 1% ?* games up to this point but many thought it would be more. THE MBA Mercyhurst Men's Intramural Basketball Knight coach Ed Sparling will WESTON 1 -81 -78 I JBt lASTIRH1-J1-71 Sk 3?* have 6-6 Derrick Ferguson, • 6-5 HotLudc....,'....." i .3-1 34 Tony Jones, 6-0 Ed Warner, 6-3 .2-0 Henrys i. 1-1 Happy Hockers 24) Mike Hooks and 6-1 Joe Blanks High 1-2 Kansas Oty. „. .-«S ..',..&. 2-1 OTHG 1-2 ready. | j S | g $&$ I . . . . 2-1 Rolling Thunder " 1-1 Hoods.... .T. *.£ Gannon should also have the 1-2 SO.B.'s. £ 14 Hockers. .% 1-2 SilvwStrwok . . * ? . . 1 0-2 Tuna Brothers services of Dan Adamson who Robots.... J . .Y... .5 0-7* was the Knights leading scorer, * Each toom received an automatic win, over */; until he was kicked in the face by the Rebels, who disbanded.?' ST a teammate who was thrown off I A J T I & N RESULT* . .•*££ i f WESTON MBUlT3c 2 4 :.> ZBthe team and has been sidelined 24 Hot Lock-60 Henrys-52 GomHOUOQrnl-50 . ;! jC... Azuso-Cal.-47 gfor over a month. ? fg J Moffot 17,Molnar 16 V - . / . . . .1.. Hefiko 21 Tobin -13, Famen -13 Sienlckl-24 Rolling Thunder 59 .-/•'.. OTHG 44 Also Coach Fox would certainly Oty - 2 . . ' . . . ?.. «. Rebels - 0 (Forfeit) Borrino«f 18 i. Barter 25

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