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MSG rep elections to be held November 7,8
The polls for the MSG elections will be open Wednesday, November 7, through Thursday, November 8. Students may cast their ballots from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Zurn lobby, during dinner hours in the cafeteria, or from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the second floor of Old Main. The positions open are the major representatives for the departments of Business Administration, Dietetics, Interior Design, Management, Math, Medical Technology, Music, Nursing, Secretarial Management, and Sports Medicine, as well as three freshman class represntatives. Mary Beth Orman and Matt White, who were tied for the position of Criminal Justice representative last year, will be competing In a run-off. Alternates for each position will be chosen by the students elected. According to Jean Weber, chairperson of the MSG elections committee, eight letters of intent were received. Four for the position of freshman class representative and one in.each departments of Business Administration, Dietetics, Music, and Sports Medicine. Memoes will be sent to those depart ments not represented by a candidate. Faculty members will be urged to get students from their departments to run write-in campaigns, MSG President Pat Songer said. ^ While predicting a good turn-out at the polls, Jean Weber stated, "It's Just a shame that there wasn't a better turnout with the letters. The interest doesn't seem to be there." Pat Songer added, "I would not •necessarily call it' a poor turn-out. There are some departments in which the race for MSG rep is very competitive and others in which it is not." It is simply unfortunate for the latter that they will exert no influence in MSG, Songer concluded.
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l o o k a to t h e r c o l l e g e c a l e n d a r s a c r o s s t h e c o u n t r y
By Naomi Romanchok As Mercyhurst College faces the potential of changing its present academic calanedar from trimesters, the question arises as to what kind of calender the college community would choose to adopt. There are many .alternatives available to the college. The first student survey conducted by the Mercyhurst Student Government offered the students two choices; the present trimester schedule or a semester schedule. jj Results of that survey showed that an overwhelming majority of the students favored the present trimester schedule. Many colleges across the United States prefer the semester calendar comprised of two fifteen week terms. Students take five classes during each term. Locally, Villa Maria College, Edinboro University, Gannon University and Behrend University follow a semester calender. Behrend University recently switched from quarters to semester. Mercyhurst Academic Dean, Dr. David Palmer has been keeping a close eye on the Behrend situation because a calender change could be Imminent on the Mercyhurst campus. Palmer notes that Behrend's change showed no student loss. "Actually, there was more of a savings on such things as the heating bill because they were shut down from December 20 until January 14-the coldest time of the season." "%*r Changing calendars would create physical problems such as the need for more classroom space here on the Mercyhurst campus. In material released to the Academic Policies Committee and MSG by the dean, one Behrend faculty member is quoted as saying *that, "no new classrooms were needed, but all of them were packed from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. And classes run through the noon
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Other unique college calenders include that of Allegheny College in Meadvilie, PA. Allegheny has three terms of eleven weeks. Each of their classes are worth 3.5 credits. Dean Palmer admits that such a system causes problems when trying

to convert grades for graduate or transfer purposes. $ V BrigharrTYoung University in Provo, Utah has a 4-4-2-2 academic calendar. It consists of three sixteen-week terms with the third term divided in continued on page 9

Palmer said that there was no educational differences in the calendar changes. "Skills such as writing, languages, and math would reinforced with more daily contact." The semester schedule allows more classes for less time each class. The dean points to a financial savings in a semester calendar rather than a trimester schedule. Registration would only have to occur twice a term, Instead * of three times. "The semester schedule would also let the students get out earlier in the spring," according to Palmer. The last calendar change at Mercyhurst was as recent as the 1981-82 school year. The previous year was the last year for the 3-1-3-3 calendar which included a four-week intersession. p This intersession allowed students to take one course in a unique area and devote more time to It. Its purpose was for a different educational experience.

By Katie Brown donate at all. Geology representative Tom Bucci The Mercyhurst Student Government discussed the $25,000 proposal believes more student input should be submitted by the college administra- sought regardinghhis issue. He sugtion asking the government to donate gested conducting a poll slmillar to that dealing with the calendar suvey. towards the capital campaign. The proposal calls for MSG to give Discussion of this idea concluded $7,000 the first year and $9,000 each with the fact many students would not year for the next two years. be objective in the poll because the acOverall, MSG would be donating a tual donation would be more of importotal of $25,000 within a three year tance rather than the benefits of the period. * fund drive. While the proposal states that MSG Within the next two weeks, MSG will give $7,000 the first year, MSG make a definite decision regarding representative Bill Petrel la believes the their donation to the campaign. $7,000 figure should be dispersed over • In other MSG action, Pat Reed apthe entire three year period?rather than proached the government for funds to as an initial donation. r attend the Model U.N. trip to Harvard Director of Student Services E. University in February. William Kennedy disagreed with MSG granted Reed $30 to meet apPetrella' proposal. He said, the govern- plication deadlines. Howeveer, $1,100 ment should give $25,000 or not continued on page 9

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Sixteen selected to Who's Who
By Debbie Hison Sixteen Mercyhurst seniors were recently-selected to appear in the 1984-85 publication of "Who's Who Among American Colleges /and Universities". Those students selected for membership include: Diana Barr, Sue Bennett, Jens Caap, Joseph Gredler, Rani Hoff, Pamela K i n g , J o s e ph McGraw, Fran Moavero, Jean Moniewski, Theresa Sanders, Patrick Songer, Joseph Tarasovich, Paula Tofil, Bernadine Tomczak, Heidi Winkleman, and Gregory Yoko. I Seniors awarded for this distinguished honor had to maintain a 3.0 QPA or better, according to E. William Kennedy, director! of student services. Each senior who achieved this academic ranking were automatically nominated for this honor. 3 'Ballots were sent out to the administration and full-time faculty members. They, in turn, were asked to select three of the ^students on the Student nominations were bestowed on outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievement.^ \ * "It's an honor in which the students picked, share the imelight with other college students" Kennedy said. Being in its 51st year some of the lifetime benefits of the members entitle them to use the special Reference Service. This is maintained for exc l u s i v e a s s i s t a n c e for students seeking postgraduate employment. f These seniors were notified by mail of their nomination this week. Kennedys said any student may refuse the nomination. Certificates will not be handed out^ until graduation in May. In addition, students may [ purchase ;a copy of "Who's Who" which will contain the names and biographies of other college and university wi i n n e r s .


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Q to r) Floyd Campbell, Ron Verrilla, and Candy Hoover continue their work on cancer research.

By Robin Patton fcancer research. In (their The cancer research for- testing, a 80 percent survival m u l a k n o w n as CB-12 factor was present in the developed by Sr. Eymard preliminary testing. However, Poydock is now being tested it is unknown how toxic the in Pamplona, Spain. However, compound really is. A second research still continues, here testing is being performed to at the college. confirm the results. Currently, four Mercy hurst "It is very amazing {work students have become involv- because we are able to treat ed with the research. Seniors mice that were injected with Candy Hoover, Floyd Cambell, tumor cells right here on the Cindy White and Ron Verrilla Mercyhurst campus," Verrilla are seeking.more information stated. £ dealing with cancer treatment wheri CB-12 was tested on for senior project. infected mice, a 50 percent "I enjoy the work and it is a surival factor was evident. good learning experience. Sr. If the mice lived for two Eymard is very precise in her months, they were considered techniques which makes it dif- cured of the disease. ficult but I feel confident of The organs of the mice were the knowledge that I've gain- tested and were found to have ed," Hoover said. V no cancer. The mice which "Following Sr. Eymard's were not treated survived only techniques makes the testing 11 days. easy, although it seems difIf the formula is effective on f i c u l t . I f i n d the work mammals, it will work ion fascinating, however I find it humans, Eymard said. very hard to sacrifice the There are 100 types of mice." Campbell stated. J cancer, but one formula is not Two other seniors, Ron Ver- guaranteed to cure all types. rilla and Cindy White are inSr. Eymard's CB-12 formula volved with researching the has revealed positive results. possibility of a simple, unex- She found the results were pensive cobalt compound for "active".

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other alternatives must be considered. i The registration procedure is the same as it has been in the past. Students should pick up a schedule and registration form at the registrar's office. Upon completing the form It should be returned to the Blue Room during the registration period. To ensure quick registration Bonnie Yost, college registrar, suggests "talking to your advisor well In advance, paying attention to the schedule and always have alternative classes in mind."

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The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar and continue until 7:30 p.m. Dinner will then be served following the cocktail hour. The entree includes a half roasted chicken or roast loin of pork. Preceding dinner, the Sr. Carolyn Senior Service Award will be presented by a member of the alumni board. This honorable distinction is awarded to a senior for their dedication and achievement throughout their four years at the college. The night will conclude with music by Stranger from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. | The event is free to seniors. However a $15 fee will be charged for guests of invited seniors. £ Formal invitations for the event were sent out earlier this week. R.S.V.P.'s are due by Friday, November 9. Chairpersons for the event, Charlie Qlanding, Mike Lowinski and Fran Moavero, stressed the difficulty of accounting for all seniors who do not appear on a master list from the registrar's office. * * T h e r e f o r e , they s a i d , seniors should contact either of the chairpersons if they did not receive an invitation. Moavero can be reached at 825-5477 for further information regarding the dinner. The committee has been organizing the event since the spring. Final planning stages are now in the process. Lowinski said, "I'm looking forwarded to it being a fun time with a couple of added surprises."







College closes gap on national S.A.T. scores
By Mary Frances Loncharic S.A.T., Scholastic Aptitude Test, scores of Mercyhurst's 1984 freshmen class increased approximately two points. The average score was 883 points. This was slightly less than the national increase. Andrew Roth, director of admissions, attributes, the Increase to the change in curriculum of middle, and Junior high schools. Roth did not think that President Reagan's call for excellence in education policies issued last year affected the scores. "One year is too short of a time for an affect, 80 percent of students last year took the test prior or simultaneously to the report." The high school Q.P.A., class rank, and activities of students and the subject matter of their courses are more important to the Mercyhurst admissions office than the simple S.A.T. score. The twenty year decline between 1964 and 1984, in the score could be due to the fact that more people are taking advantage and more people are able to take advantage of college today. ,;' "College has become open to more and more people. One subtle reason for the decline could be that we are an aural culture, -sound oriented, television isf one, good example," Roth adds. Unfortunately, education is not the biggest problem at Mercyhurst, although 6.2 percent of this year's freshmen class are education majors. This is better than the national average of 4.6 percent cited

by the College Press Service. We do have a strong education program and a special education program, which Is rare of a lot of colleges, "but it's not as strong as we'd like it to be," Roth said. Business is the biggest major at Mercyhurst, with 57 freshmen chosing a business major this year. The College Press Service says, nationally business continues to bejthe most popular major, j A c c o r d i n g to Time Magazine (Oct. 1, 1984), "about one million college bound high school seniorsone third of the class of 84-took the S.A.T. exam last*; year. But each year's results!

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have* come to be scutinized, as a signal of how U.S. schools are doing." College Board spokesman, Fred Moreno said, "S.A.T. scores fare attributed not only to schools, but to books, television and everything else a child Is exposed to over seventeen gy ears." Reagan's call for excellence last year "couldn't possibly havejany effect" on students's scores this year. ? Nationwide the average : score on the S.A.T. is up four points, for an average of 897

points. One reason for the increase isithat females math scores increased, four points this year, while the verbal score for males went up three points. Mercyhurst's Admission Director thinks the national increase in math by females could be due to females recent ability to pursue [positions in accounting. Females are taking advanced math courses such as calculus and trigonometry in high school. Likewise males are exploring and excelling in

English and communications. In addition, "this year's college freshmen class did better on the a American College Testing Program's ACT college admissions tests than prior classes/'* ACT officials reported. A half point increase overall was recognized. These appears to be hope that scores will remain stable or possibly increase. Fred Jewett, acting dean of admissions of Harvard University told Time Magazine, "It is too early to say that the battle has been won."

Master Plan reviewed

College obtains competitive rating sports medicine has bright future
By Naomi Romanchok Second in a series Academic development has always been stressed at the college. Three years ago, the Master Plan was developed to improve many facetslof the instltuition. Academics was one of those specfic areas. Reviewing the Master Plan indicates some .goals have been carried out. Others have been eliminated from the curriculum. In terms of academic programs, the proposal of the dental assistant program to expand *to a dental hygiene program was dropped. "There Reading Room has been a "big was insufficient enrollment improvement" in the graduate and even lower projections for area. * \ -4 the future of the denta k In terms of new programs, hygiene program," Gatvey the Master Plan called for four to be developed. Cooperative said. § N a t i o n a l t r e n d s were engineering and dental fallen responsible* for another pro- hygiene have both gram not getting off the through for various reasons. The occupational therapy proground. In thej area of graduate gram is still pending. The sports medicine prostudies, Garvey notes that Mercyhurst "never picked up gram has been the bright spot a third graduate program, as of the Plan. Garvey is enproposed in the Master Plan, couraged by the initial because the graduate market response to the Sports is weak all over the. country. Medicine program. He thinks We didn't feel that any of our it has a great potential future. undergraduate programs were He admits they are developready for it or that there was a ing* the Program slowly to market for it." ^ make sure there are job opporr Garvey hopes for more tunities for the students. The graduate presence on the program plans to accept 20 campus. There are four students a year. So there will graduate assistants, up from never be more than 50 or 60 two in past years. The addi- majors at one tHme,.°i TO ud , tion of the Shane Graduate "The program will f never

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front each other in the next five days. We as citizens of this country also have something to confront; our voting ^habits. I? The right to vote is a freedom. It is an act bestowed upon us 'at the age of 18. Upon reaching the age of majority, we are faced with this privilege.' As a country which takes pride in its citizens, we are given the authority to select this nations governing body. However, many citizens revoke this privilegefby not practicing It-A-- > £l *J > The upcoming national election may be the first time many studentsiwill pullfthe lever to make a decision. On the other hand, some students will continue to watch the results on television rather than be a part of them.) Next week is the time for students to take part in the, national campaign. Locally, MSG also urges students of their respective departments to vote for a representative. f MSG and the national campaign will depend on students to take part imtheir government in the next week. The biggest step forward would be to vote. |, | Voting should not be viewed as a burden. Instead, it is a privilege which should be practiced. Neglecting the privilege presents an "I don't care " attitude. Taking advantage of voting privileges portrays an interested citizen willing to voice his opinion. Yes, it does count! Exercise jyour • right to vote in both the presidential campaign and the MSG elections.

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Senator makes students aware of proposed MSG donation to campaign
Dear Editor: think It is Important that the students at Mercyhurst are aware of how their student government Is handling the administration's, requests for funds. I believe that although the majority of MSG supports the donation, the students as a whole may not. Because of this perception of student opposition, and the unprecedented nature of the $25,000 donation, there were a few of us* in government that believe the students should be asked how they feel about MSG giving away $25,000 of their money. Few of us did not constitute a majority. Students will be polled about the academic calendar, however, the same MSG who felt this poll was appropriate, does not feel it's appropriate or necessary to get the student's views regarding this issue. I * Actually, those reps that did talk to their constituents said the students were overwhelmingly opposed to student governments giving the administration any money at all. The p o i n t , isv almos t academic. MSG has already voted and has decided to give money to the£fund drive. The administration has also stated if less was given than MSG might as well give none at all. At the same time, it was pointed out that a $25,000 gift is Insignificant compared with the $4,000,000 total. The money is said to be important because the administration can then show other contributors how much they've raised within iMercyhurst's own community. MSG's tentative proposal calls for this year's student government to give away $7,000 somewhere out of our budget (thet budget will then have to be revised), and will also legally bind student government to donate $9,000 each year, for the next two years towards the drive. What I feel personally about MSG giving or not giving the money is not the point. There are pros and cons to each side of the issue. The upsetting part is that MSG didn't think the students input was important. The issue had to be pushed through so quickly that there wasn't time for any kind of a survey. The question is should student government give such a large sum of the students money if the majority of the v students are against it. I believe that if each student was asked individually for a donation, you would get a total that would be' considerably less than $25,000. I personally do not feel comfortable voting for a proposal, the majority of my constituents are against. If you the student want your voice heard, attend the MSG meetings or seek out your representative and'tell him or her how you feel. MSG meetings are Sunday at" 7:30 in 114 Zurn Hall. Everyone can voice their opinion at anytime. Respectfully, Dean Hail | Student Senator


Questions surround absence from function
Dear Editor, m y concern is not with the actual criticism contained in a letter in The Merciad entitled "Secretary of the Army •not greeted by college,"but with the manner it was leveled. A college's reputation is based on the quality and achievements of its students, faculty and administration; not by what civic or social functions its representives attend or do not attend., I applaud the concern voiced in the letter, I distain the manner in which it was done. I think a few basic inquires should have been made prior to.the letter being printed. Was the invitation In fact received by the college? Was it sent to the proper office or department In the college with authority to send a representative? Was a representative available to attend that particular evening? Was a representative in attendence but not announced publicly? Was there a decision on the part of the college! not to attend due to some underlying reason? An Inquiry along these lines to the proper college authorities prior to picking up the pen would not only have been more appropriate, but more effective. The unsubstantiated comment concerning the television habits of the administration was grossly unfair. Furthermore, I respect a president! who spends his time on campus taking an interest in the college, rather then actively seeking attention from the news media. The comments concerning the college's dependence upon academic achievement and the success of the football team were as appropriate \ as asking the letter writer her academic standing and how many games she attended to support the team. Finally, I would contend that the "college was in fact represented by virtue of the letter writer's participation as a member of the Honor Guard. She should take pride in the fact fact that she "seized the opportunity" to stand tall in her r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of Mercyhurst. ,i •

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The right to vote-use it!

By Gary Bukowski Five days from today you will have the opportunity to make a very important decision -that is, if you are registered - and that decision is who you will choose to represent you as President of the United States, as well as many other offices at local, state and national level. When I was asked to write for this column, I originally thought: Would I pit the Reagan camp versus the Mondale camp? Then I said, "No," because 95 percent of the people reading this have already made up their minds. So,- I won't try to influence- you whom to vote for on November 6th, but I will try to convince you that your right to vote is important. How you vote will influence the course that will be charted for both you and I in the next four years. $ I would like to take you back a few years in time when this campus and many others throughout thi$ country were much more liberal than they are today. Would The Merciad of 1984 endorse George McGovern for President as it did in 1972? Somehow, I don't think so! $ | It was in 1969 that I was. a freshman here at the college. At that time there was a threeweek p e r i o d b e t w e e n Thanksgiving and Christmas

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called Intersession. Intercession was a period when you took a three-credit course in something that you normally wouldn't have the opportunity to take during the other three terms. In that first Intersession, I went to Washington, D.C. to study the U.S. House and Senate. It -was fan ex1 perience that has left a mark on me tp this day.J The climate in the country in December if 1969 was an interesting and turbulent one in American history. By being in Washington I was, as you might say, "where it was happening." Two days after we got there, I watched my draft number drawn just a few blocks from my hotel. I wish I could do as well in the Pennsylvania lottery! My number was 80. What that meant was that^ my chances of going to Vietnam were quite good. Fortunately, I had a student deferrment, so as long as I kept my grades up I was safe. ) Student unrest was common then, Columbia, Cornell and ! Berkeley were in the nightly news and they still stick out vividly in my mind. Kent State was to follow later. It was a time when there was a lot of movement toward giving 18-year-olds the right to vote. This was a period when you could be set to fight a war that this country, as a whole, didn't totally believe In, and you couldn't even have the chance to vote against the guy who was! sending you there. One day while we were waiting in the outer halls of Congress and it was then that we had the chance to meet with $Ted Kennedy, whose brother, Bobbie, had been assasinated the year before.

so long to see him was that Congress was burning the midnight oil in an attempt to get last minute legislation passed so they could go home for their Christmas recess. Congressman Lowenstein from New York was one of the primary sponsors of legislation granting the right to vote to 18-year olds. To me, that moment in time when we had the opportunity to speak to Lowenstein was a historic one- sitting there talking to this liberal congressman who was for the youth and a spokesman for the issues of the time. This man was at the cutting age of the

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an acquaintance of his, a man by the name of Dennis Sweeney. What is even more tragic is that 24 hours earlier Lowenstein spoke on behalf of handgun control legislation. McGovern, the liberal of the '70*8, never made it in that election of 72. Instead we got "Tricky Dick"for another term in office. However, that term was s h o r t e n e d due t o Watergate. So ends the recollection ?of a turbulent time, % k In closing, it is important that in five days you exercise a right that many people fought for - your right to vote. Many people tell me that the students of 1984 don't care about the political future of the U.S., and all they are interested in is how much money they can make upon graduation. Others say that they are only interested in themselves, would like to think that these people are wrong and that the students of '84 do care about t h e i r f u t u r e and t h e i r countries. ^jVote on Tuesday, November 6,1984! Exert the right that is yours! Many people fought to give you that right. Don't take it for granted. b Gary Bukowski is the Director of Alumni "Relations and Annual Giving. He is also a county councilman in the city v of Erie. *

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Two years later, on July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the f Constitution «which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 was passed. It wouldn't be until the spring of&1972 that 18-year-olds had the chance to vote. | ijfc >t It's ironic for me that by the time the legislation was passed and we had the chance to vote under the age of 21,1 turned twenty-one. j The November election of 72 was the first time that 18-year-olds had the opportunity to voice their vote in a presidential election. Eleven years after I met Al Lowestein, in ."1980, rthis forerunner for the youth. of„ America was gunned down by ]


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By Laura Ruby Have you ever walked outside sand suddenly realized vou're agoraphobic? Or maybe you've climbed up ten flights of stairs and started to feel acrophobic. These mild forms of mental disorders arise from inner! conflicts? and are commonly known as phobias. In a broader sense, phobias are a type of psychoneurosis. Psychoneurosis, or neurosis, is typified by a variety of reactions to fear rand anxiety, phobias included. * ; Phobias are simply fears, mild or intense, of various things for situations, i %j A phobia is a persistent fear of something ft hat actually presents no danger to the individual or in which the danger is grossly exaggerated. * ! Some common phobias are acrophobia-fear; of high places; agoraphobia-fear of open places; claustrophobiafear of closed places; pyrophobia-fear of fire; and zoophobla-fear of snakes or other animals. i Some of these phobias in- step to systematic desenvolve fear of situations that sitization is to "learn to deeply most of us fear to some ex- relax';your muscles because tent, such as high places. relaxation is incompatible Others, such as fear of open with fear. The next step is to places, involve situations that construct stages of fear do not elicit fear in most arousing situations relating to whatever It is you?are afraid people. People w i t h n e u r o t i c of.";= 4, phobias cannot account for For example, if the fear is their fear. They experience in- public speaking, lalophobia, tense anxiety if forced to face the stages may begin with the phobic situation. speaking amongst friends and These fearful situations do end with speaking in front of not usually involve a single an audience of thousands. $ fear, but an overall pattern of 'Next, Hoff said, "begin at fear. As a result, an avoidance the bottom of the ladder and of the situation persists. relax to each situation before Dr. Robert Hoff, professor moving up. The key is one step of psychology at Mercyhurst at a time. Moving up the ladsaid, the approach to curing der, relaxation \ must occur phobias "depends on what the with each step." f fear is." u 'To be afraid doesn't mean One of the best known ways you have a psychological of curing phobias is a techni^ disorder," Hoff said. * '„ que called Systematic DesenHe also stated that "if sltlzation. In systematic you've learned to be afraid of desensitization, the individual something or some situation, is asked to imagine fear situa- you can 'un-learn* to be tions. Hoff stated that "the afraid." W v r-.i f ' prognosis for helping people ^t: There are other techniques with phobias using this techni- used in curing phobias. But que is very good." systematic desensitization is According to Hoff, the first a powerful technique that has Answer the.trivia question correctly and win a large pizza compliments of the Clippers Cove. Place your answer with your name and address in the trivia boxfat the Clippers Cove. To determine a winner, from all correct answers, a drawing will be held and the winner notified. Deadline r is Sunday at 9 p.m J | *£&* i QUESTION: The Beatles star in this animated tale of! Pepperland and its invasion by Blue Meanies. Name the film. ; * j LAST WEEK'S QUESTION: John Kerr comes to Vincent Price's castle to investigate his sister's sudden death. This film is based on the story by Edgan Allen Poe. Name the film. ANSWER: "The-Pit and the Pendulum." Congratulations to Tom Buckleyl

Agoraphobic or Claustrophobic!

proved to be very successful. Many classifications of phobias exist. Astraphobia is the fear of thunder or lightning; mysophobia, the fear of dirt and germs; nyctophobia, fear of the dark; peccatophobia, fear of sinning; phobophobia, fear of fear; xenophobia, fear of strangers;

and arachibutyropobia, which is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, v? I ) ..i Every one has a phobia to conquer. Whatever the fear, it can be controlled. Remember, the fear of confronting the phobia is the' only fear to fear.

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The Alpha Phi Omega SerThe film for discussion on vice Fraternity will sponsor a Wednesday, November 7, is Dance Marathon to benefit 'Tm All Right /Jack". Peter the Erie Crippled Children's Sellers takes on labor 5and Association. The dance is management in an elaborate Saturday November 17, from comedy' concerning British 11 a.m.-11 p.m. ^at the Beyer labor relations. Introduction at Hall Lounge at Gannon 7:15 p.m. and film starts at 7:30 University. For more Informap.m. in Zurn Recital Hall. Stution call 452-6163. dent admission is free. Student I.D.'s Student identifications will be postponed from November 2 to November 9. It will resume on November 9 from 1-4 p.m. In the Student Union. Seminar Dr. H. Ray Souder, a regent on the board of DPMA Education Founation, will conduct a seminar* at Mercyhurst * Col-

lege, Zurn Lecture Hall 114. The seminar is on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Souder will discuss how computer information systems model curriculum can assist in classroom situations, This seminar Is open to the public.

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Liturgy On Sundays there : will be evening mass in the Blue Room at fl0:00 p.m. as well as the regular 11:00 a.m. mass in the chapel. Also, there are Christmas cards on sale in the Campus Ministry for 20 cents a piece or 10 for $1.50.

The Glenwood Ice Rink is sponsoring several skate-athons in November to benefit March of Dimes and its fight Graduate School 4 against birth defects.,Three Commodore 16 home comThe Egan Scholars are spon- puters will be awarded to local soring a question and answer participants. A marathon allsession about; Graduate nighter will be held Saturday, School on Monday, November November 10 from 8:15 p.m. to 5 in the Faculty Dining Room 7:15 a.m. Call 868-3652 or at 6:30 p.m. The panelis made 8 6 8 - 5 4 3 6 ' # f o r m o r e up of faculty and* administra- information.

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Dock) -3122 W.8th St. Every Thursday Taco Night all you can eat for $2.95. Changes -3619 McClelland St. "Alexander" will be performing Thursday with 25 cent drafts and a $2 cover charge. Friday "Fair Weather" a theatrical rock group will perform. Cover Is $3. "Friction" will be performing on Saturday.

drafts, Wednesday Little King's 3 for $1, and Thursday a D.J. will be spinning the tunes.

Billy's Saloon -10th and Peach St. "Ike Smith and the Free Spirit" wiil be performing. Every Tuesday is Men's Nite with assorted drink specials. King's Rook Club -1921 Peach St. Thursday is Ladies Nite with 35 cent mixed drink specials. November 3th will be a Male dance revue. Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Is a football buffet and 60 cent drafts, 7"p.m.-9 p.m. Skeeter's Jazz Fest, and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. dancing. Tim's Tavern -340 E.l2th St. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday D.J.Flyer from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Every Saturday noon-6 p.m., and Wednesday 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 25 cent 12OZ. draft beers. The Hold (below the Dry

j. • tSherlocks -Monday Is 2 for 1 drinks, Tuesday 25 cent drafts 4 p.m. till closing, Wednesday is beers and tears night watch • Dynasty and afterwards "rock and roll with "Ventura" and all the wings you can eat for $2.50. Performing Friday and Saturday will be November 4-11 - "Million "Rick DIBello] and the Dollar Movie* Week", your Ramada Inn Lounge -6101 DiBelltones from 10 p.m.-2 favofite oldies vand classics Wattsburg Rd. Every Tuesday and Thursday Wings and Taco a.m. Cover charge Is $2. will be shown either in the T Night all you can eat for $3 Back Porch Cafe "of? Zurn from 8 p.m.-11. p.m. "The Recital j Hall. Nov.4-"The Classmates" will be performSting", Nov.5-"To Kill A Mocking Friday and Saturday from ingbird", Nov.6-"Phantom of 9:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. < the Opera",] Nov.8-"Animal Crackers ', Nov.9-"Rebel Pal Joey's -1101 State St. Without A Cause", and Nov.11-"Lost Horizon". Ad"Angel Fire" will be performmission is 50 cents for each ing from 10:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. showing. on Friday and Saturday. Kate's at the Holiday Inn Downtown • -Will present "Moonlighter" Friday and Saturday from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m Shenanigan's -3728 Pine Ave. Nightly specials include: Monday and Wednesday Wings $2.25. Tuesday 25 cent

bus trip tto the Carnegie Museum In Pittsburgh. Bus leaves Baldwin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $2. Sign up In the Union.

for time schedules. Plaza -800 W.Erie PlazaWill be showing "Soldier's Story''/•American D r e a m e r " , " T h i e f of Hearts","Flrst Born", and "Razor's Edge". For times call 454-0050. Cinema World -2206 W.15th St. Will feature "Teachers","Places in the Heart","Terminator", and "Ninja III- The Dominance". For time schedules call 454-2881. ;

Friday, November 2- "Family Feud" will be played In the Student Union at 8 p.m. Teams of five can sign up at thai SAC Millcreek Mall -This week's Conway Twitty -will appear office. i •£ movies include "The Karate December 1 at the Civic Kid","Body Double", and "Ter- Center. Call 452-4857 for more Saturday, November 3- A ror in the Aisle". Call 868-5152 information. -

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Calendars from page 1 half. Classes are worth 2.5, 3.9, or 3.5 credits each. Full time students are required to carry 8.5 credits per term. According to BYU's registrar's office, "the academic calendar is quite flexible." There are no plans to change their calendar to that of semesters. The registrar's office also noted that there are "more credits available In our calendar than of the other area colleges such as the University of Utah or Utah Tech." Southampton College of Long Island University In Southampton, New York still adheres to a calendar that Includes intersesslon. This year, fall semester runs from September 10 until December 21, Intercession starts on January 2 and finishes up on January 25. Spring

semester runs from January 28 untl May 19. • ^ |^ The intersesslon used to be mandatory but is no longer required. The dean's office notes that "most students don't return for intersesslon." They continued that most of the students who opt to take intersesslon use the time "mainly for f ravel courses or specifics within a major." Using the intersesslon option allows some students to graduate earlier. i Bowling Qreen State University In Bowlingj Green, Ohio is one college that has totally changed academic calendars. Previously, Bowling Qreen, like many other state universities In Ohio, followed a quarter calendar. Quarter schedules are ten weeks long. At the start of the 1982-1983 academic v?ar, Bowling Qreen made the change to semesters. According to Linda Hamilton, assis-

tant to the vice-president for planning and budgeting, the change "was decided by [the Board (of Trustees) lor economical reasons, it was beneficial to the university and cut down the paperwork and registering process from three times a year'to only two times." Classes start earlier in the year, at the end of August, and end the first week of May. Previously,! students started at the end of September and ended In mid-June. I I Hamilton admits that the change has been a good one a) Bowling Qreen. "Professors prefer semesters. It gives them more | time." ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ There have been no major complaints from the student body about the change. Hamilton says that the biggest problem came In the area of converting over from quarter 'to semester accreditations. Bowling .Qreen established a special task force to undertake the

changing over of computers, schedules*etcetera. * '; Hamilton^says that it,took a "long time" to convert the actual student standing from quarters to semesters. "No students lost any credit toward their degree program," notes Hamilton. These other calendar .alternatives could be kept in mind as Merchurst decides its academic calender. Also, the college community should be aware of the problems in changing calendars and the problems that could arise with a new calendar. MSG continued from page 1 Is still needed to cover expenses for eight people for three days. Sue Bennett, MSG vice president, agreed to fund the trip but not the entire cost. Reed will approach Mercyhurst Col-




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unblemished 12-0 singles CrUSriv3S UUCjUGSriS *rO"fc.U ByGregYoko unblemish< record. In]doubles action, 50 yards for his second score. By R.J. Zonna "We had an excellent Johnston had an impressive Wilkins extra point made the season which saw our girls 7-1 slate. This is coming after PITTSBURGH- The Mer- score 28-12. an outstanding freshman cyhurst Lakers kept their Divi- i ' Jon Gerarde scored the play really well. We establishouting when whe ended at 14-1 sion III playoff hopes alive by 'Hurst's next touchdown as he ed ourselves as a dominant in singles play. o v e r w h e l m i n g Duquesne* stepped in front of a Henson force on the local |tennis "What can I say about University 48-20, Saturday pass and raced 19 yards for scene," boasts second year coach Ric! Harden,^ 'This will Jan?", wondered Harden. night. The win improved the the score. Wilkins kick put the become an important factor "She's the most consistent Laker's record to 7-1, while Lakers ahead 35-12. for both us and our opplayer on the team by far. Jan dropping the Dukes to 2-5 on The Dukes benefited from ponents," explains Harden. was someone we could the season. another Laker fumble and "Believe It or not, intimidation always rely on for a win." The Laker's offense rushed scored their last touchdown and confidence play a major "I think all the playing exfor a season high 358 yards on a 13 yard pass from Henson role in college tennis." perience has paid off,' remarks behind the leadership of Greg to Rich Capretta. Matt Cramer ; Mercyhurst's opening a very humble Johnston. "The Harayda and Penn Hills alumni hauled in Henson's pass for match of the season against more I play, the more I know Eddie Ricci. Ricci scored on the conversion and the score Grove City exemplified this. how to adjust my game and girls." ; $e p- I two runs and passed for was cut to 35-20. According to Harden, the Lady The Lady Lakers went on to u s e * the right s t r a t e g y . another In a successful Laker Tim Ruth, who rushed Lakers traveled to highly Strategy is very important to win four out of their final five homecoming. for 129 yards on 26 carries, | regarded Grove City without Mercyhurst wasted little scored the next touchdown expecting to win. The result matches, losing only to a my game." Amy Arrowsmith, playing tough* Allegheny squad, to time getting on t h e from a yard out to pad the lead record their best mark in five mainly fifth singles, recorded scoreboard, as they scored on to 42-20. Mark Paradise grabb- was a 6-3 loss. • But, from this point on, 1984 years at 10-3. When.asked if he a 10-2 slate in 1984. Her play > their first play-* from scrim- ed a clutch third down pass was surprised by his team's was also consistent and sharp was quite a successful year. mage. Craig 'Zonna^streaked which was good for 15 yards past his defender and hauled and a first and goal at the two After their initial defeat, the performance, Harden quickly thoughout the season. 'Hurst women went on to responded. "Amy played the best tennis In a 54 yard bomb from Ricci.fi yard line. record five consecutive vic"No! Actually I thought of her life," notes Harden. Zonna adjusted the pattern Bill Prencipe banged it in tories. Their first win was prowe'd be 13-0, but then what "She adjusted well to the when he realized there was no from one yard out to finalize deep safety on the play. Tim the ] scoring at 48-20. Brian bably their most enjoyable coach doesn't expect the change in position and had Wilkin's extra point put the Rostek quarterbacked the and formidable accomplish- best. Realistically, we could lots of fun this year." ment of the season. For the have been undefeated. I can Perhaps the most noteworLakers up, 7-0. Laker's final drive and Mike E f irst time in the past six year, blame the three 'losses on thy performance of the season The Dukes bounced right Salter, Prencipe, - and Darryl back and scored on three of Lewis*accounted^for all yar- Mercyhurst defeated t h e coaching errors. I should have was turned in by freshman Fighting Lady Scots of^Edin- made some adjustments in Lisa Heidelberg. She stepped their next four drives. Two of dage in the drive which boro University. each of the losing matches right into the heat by playing the scores were set' up by covered 41 yards, ? • "They've been considered a which may have turned them in the number one singles Laker turnovers. Jim Parey Mercyhurst's offense rolled step above the other local around in our favor." position as she finished with kicked a 32 yard field goal to up 489 total yards. teams for a long time," relates There were, however, a few a 7-6 mark. make the score 7-3. Then, Defensively, Mercyhurst Harden. "It was nice to show "She adapted extremely after a Ricci Interception, Du- bent, but didn't break. Coming things Harden was surprised them, as well as ourselves, with this year. well to the college number one quesne used a no huddle of- into the game with the that we are in the same league. fense to move Into Laker ter- number one defense in the na"The enthusiasm was great, slot," compliments the coach. "I expect big things from her ritory. Parey's 40 yardAfield. tion (Division III) the Lakers What made the win., even bet- higher than I've ever seen it. goal brought the score to 7-6. gave up 366;4otal yards. Tim ter was that we played them Also, the willingness to learn in the future." The Dukes went ahead for Latimer, Don Gibbon, and down there." was present. They were eager An early look at 1985 shows Four triumphs later, Edin- to work the only time in the game Scott Kelly came up with 14, to improve their a promising season ahead. when reserve quarterback 1 1 , a n d :10 t a c k l e s boro came to Erie for a game." Harden will lose just one > Scott Henson sneaked in from respectively. rematch.'. The Lady Scots One individual -who would member of this year's squad to the three. The Dukes faked received the win, but it was have a hard time Improving her graduation. Although he may Mercyhurst has bthe r next the kick and tried to pass the week off, but will return to tainted by the., fact that the game is sophomore Jan also lose Arrowsmith who is ball into the end zone for twoti travel rtouAttrediemNovember 'Hurst sported a juggled line- Johnston. She finished! this considering a transfer to a points, but the pass fell in- 10. id M due ; to numerous injuries. P season's campaign with an college near her home. 8Mt£« u i o i t . > complete, and Duquesne led But even w i t h t h e s e 12-7 as the second quarter changes, the nucleus^ has Hurst Review opened. been built. The top four players will all return next Mercyhurst took the lead for year, plus additional recruits, good when Ricci scrambled in allow Harden to look ahead to from six yards out. The Lakers 1985 with anticipation already. drove 78 yards in seven plays, Al Blevins raced 44 yards on the drive's ;first play. Wilkins added the point after to make Coach Elaine Ruggiero's Talbert was named to the AllThe Mercyhurst soccer Knights. ."We played f fairly it 14-12. ; . team will have one more well. Our main objective was volleyball team will continue Tournament teamv-?for her Mercyhurst also scored on chance at securing victory to win the game, but we their busy schedule this week efforts. \ their last drive of the first half. number seven when they host wanted to have a good game when they participate in the | CREW Johnny Loshelder galloping in Behrend today at 2:00. The against the tenth-ranked team St. John Fisher Invitational After the men's varsity four from ten yards out. The drive booters dropped a 1-0 decision in the country. I think we did. this Saturday. captured their biggest Win covered 38 yards and was set to Niagara and a 4-1 decision The score Is not indicative of The Lady Lakers are now against Marietta two weeks up by a Jim Sturm intercep- to Gannon to see their record the game itself." 16-13 after defeating Villa ago, the men's and women's tion. Mercyhurst used the fall to 6-10. In what Zimmerman termed Maria (15-11, 15-6, 15-1) and novice crews wet to work this 4 hitch and pitch on the first Coach Duane Zimmerman "a well-played game", the finishing fourth In Edinboro's past weekend. play. Craig Zonna," "the Zo was not pleased with his 'Hurst trailed just 2-1 at the Tournament. Combined ithe two,squads Show", caught a pass from team's performance against half. Bill Thompson scored for Slippery Rock, ranked se- captured a first, two seconds, Ricci and then lateralled to Niagara. "I don't think we took Mercyhurst with an assist to cond in the region, captured and one third place finish in Loshelder, " t h e L o the game very serious," he Gary Jamieson. the tourney, while the Buffalo. The men's team took Show",who took'it down the commented afterward. In fact, As wasMhe case all year Fighting Scots took second the first, beating South ten. Wilkins made the point a Laker player scored the only long, the offense again had and sixth rated Clarion finish- Niagara, St. Joe's, West Side, after to give Mercyhurst a goal of the game on a defen- trouble getting going. Qannon ed third in the six-team field. and Canisi us. 21-12 half time lead. outshot the Lakers 22-5, while "It was really tough, but a sive error. The varsity teams will travel 13-12 The Lakers took the second good tournament; especially to Columbus, Ohio this Zimmerman was, however, N i a g a r a had a half kickoff and drove to mid- pleased with his team's play advantage/ for experience," commented weekend to face Marietta, VOLLEYBALL Ruggiero. Sophomore Darla Michigan State/apd Purdue. field before Ricci scampered against the tenth- ranked Lady Lakers bounced Lady Lakers bounced right back, however, with their second biggest win of the year, this one against Gannon. Their 7-2 victory was special for a couple of reasons, explained the Lakert coach. "One reason is simply because they are Gannon I That is a big boost in itself. The second reason we liked this win more than others is because we have three local girls on our team as compared to Gannon who recruits from the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas. This means a lot to the
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Men's Preview

Mercyhurst hoopsters ready to begin 1984-85 campaign
By Greg YokO ^ ^ The Mercyhurst football team is not the only team In Its 1 so-called "Senior Year" In 1984. | The Laker basketball team, under fourth year coach Billy Kalbaugh, Is also entering its senior season. Leading the Blue and Green squad for the 1984-85 campaign will be senior tri-captains Jon Berkeley, Rodney Coffield, and John Green. "They give us stability and experience that we've never had before," relates Bob MacKinnon, assistant basket-! ball coach. "It's really been a factor In pre-season practices. When we go over drills and plays in practice, these guys are familiar with what's going : on." In addition to the three seniors, Mercyhurst will have even more experience with a pair of sophomores and a trio of juniors. "For the first time, we are a very deep, veteran team," reflects Kalbaugh. "Their play, as well as our new freshmen which have proven themselves as "'very good players, should give us one of our strongest teams. "Last year we went Into the season with just nine healthy bodies. This year we have a 13-man roster In which eleven of the guys could play tomorrow," boasts Kalbaugh. "He has developed into an ofOne of the problems facing fensive threat. He's now the Laker coaching staff this developing his rebounding season, is something that and defensive play." f Other coaches hope to have, Another key to the Laker deciding who the starting five squad this season will be the will be. bench. Since seven players There are, of course, a few are Jighting for the top five positions which have been spots, Mercyhurst obviously decided. has some depth. But It goes There Is no doubt who will further. \ represent Mercyhurst at the A major reason for last guard positions this year. At season's success was the play point guard will be six-foot of Matt Nesser. Now a Rodney Coffield. The sophomore, Nesser should engineer of the 'Hurst offense, show Laker fans even more. A Coffield has accounted for 340 much needed back-up to Cofassists in his three year reign. field, Nesser pumped in 130 He will take an 8.4 scoring tallies himself while dishing average into the 1984-85 an impressive 103 assists. campaign. "Matt is a very intelligent "He sees the court extremeplayer who is deceptively ly well," says MacKinnon. This year's basketball tri-captains John Green (10), J.D. Berkeley (12), quick, " comments MacKin"Rodney makes good deci- and Rodney Coffield (4), villi be the catalyst for a successful Mernon. "He has good hands and sions on the break. He is very cyhurst season. always seems to make the good defensively, but he tends to pick up careless asked of him." compliment each other. It'll right play. Matt gives us very The only other position be a dog fight all year." good depth at point guard." fouls." L Kalbaugh and MacKinnon And, for the first time in At the "other" guard slot is which Is relatively secure is J.D. Berkeley's power forward ages, the Lakers have a pair of also welcome five new the Laker's "Shooting Machine," John Green. In post. In his three years, big, talented ballplayers who freshmen to the 'Hurst corp. Berkeley has amassed 490 re- are both capable of starting in Bret Busch (6-7, forward), Nate three seasons, Green has Harris (6-2, guard), and Tim ! f scored an incredible 1681 bounds, good enough to place the center slot. ( him on the Mercyhurst ailJunior transfer Chuck Winbush (6-7, forward) will see points, Just 69 behind the Mercyhurst all-time career record. time list, just behind who Brower and Junior Marty Cams plenty i of. action * for Merholds the number one mark. are competing for the middle cyhurst, as will two addition Averaging 21.0 points a game, • " A great rebounder and a post. Brower, the tallest freshman walk-one, Joel he will most likely lead the very good all-around athlete. member of the Laker con- Ceraso (5-11, guard) and Joe Blue and Green once again. He can run and jump with tingent at 6-9, Is a 1981 Fessler (6-0, guard). "Obviously, John's a great anybody In Division II basketgraduate of Erie's Cathedral "I'm excited about this s h o o t e r , " MacKinnon ball," praises MacKinnon. "I Prep who played at Division I year," claims MacKinnon. "If acknowledges. "He's been think this is the year J.D. will Siena College for two years we keep relatively healthy, really working hard this pre- put it all together. before returning home and we're going to have a very season. Defensively, he's doAs for the other two starting enrolling at the 'Hurst. < good year. We're going to be ing everything that has been positions, at forward and "Gives us a perfect compli- exciting and we're going to center, four players are ment to \ Marty," states win. 9 challenging. Junior Kenney MacKinnon. "Chuck's a very "We're a fast-break team Moss and sophomore Todd good rebounder and defensive with an up-tempo pace; It's fun Lee are battling for the final player. He is also very Intense. to t-watch, fun to play, and fun forward spot. He's working hard on his of- to coach." Moss averaged 8.4 points fensive game where he needs Neither coach would make a and had 84 rebounds last year, a little improvements Chuck prediction for the year, but It Is while Lee added 7.3 markers a will be very good for us this hoped that the Mercyhurst game and grabbed 103 year." A Lakers will be participating in rebounds. While offense may not be some sort of • post-season "Kenney is really maturing Brower's forte, it is Cams'. play. 3 0 1 8 State Street as a player," relates MacKin- Last season, the 6-6 Cams acMercyhurst opens their non. "He fills In the defensive counted for 190 points, a 7.0 1984-85 campaign on Satur455-6119 lane as well as anybody." average, from the middle slot. day, November 17, in the Gary 'Todd had a very good He grabbed 120 rebounds and Miller Classic at the Erie Civic ttomqk ***** It* freshman year. He's a good re- blocked 34 shot in 1983-84. Center. The first opponent for bounder who has a nice jump "Marty Is really coming Into the Blue and Qreen will be the J ONE shot. Todd and Kenney really his own," says MacKinnon. Eagles of Alliance College.

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Erie Blades open season tomorrow
By D.A.HIson The Erie Golden Blades w open their season Friday against the Carolina Thunderbirds with many new faces. Because of the format changes in the ACHL the Blades will have to keep,a minimum of six rookies and no more than seven veterans on their team throughout out the year. As in past years the Blades will not be affiliated with any NHL team although they will have some assigned professional players. A special draft will be held later for these players. The official "Voice of the Erie Golden Blades" for the 1984-85 season will be WEYZ Radio the AM affiliate of K104. Even though at.the present time there will not be any play by play, there will be various reports throughout the day or evening of a game- home or away. j* I Individual tickets are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office for the home opener. Ticket prices are $5.50 and $4.50 for adults; $4.40 and $3.50 4for children, students, and senior citizens. Regular Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased for the next 4hree home games. *




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