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HEIST! Cash Taken From MSG Last Month
By Lillian M. Dressier Merciad staff writer Nearly $3,000 was stolen Nov. 10 from the Student Government Office, according to M.T. Dcver, Director of Campus Security, vThc student check-cashing service closed at6:00 p.m., Nov. 9, which was too late to put the money in the business office safe in Old Main. Coins and currency totaling $2,475.20 and checks totaling $365.89 thus were locked in a file cabinet in the MSG office. According to Dever, the theft probably occurred between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m., Nov. 10, because a security officer checked the door at 1:00 a.m. and on a return check at 3:00 a.m., the door was unlocked. But the money was not reported missing until about noon. Dever added tht a key to the MSG office was lost by a student during the summer and that the locks were old. Keys typically are passedfromgraduating students to new MSG officers. The money was not insured, according to the MSG office. It lis being handled in! a Dever, who added that the Erie Police Depart- confidential matter. ment has been contacted. I • g j Dever also said that it was the first time Jf you giveany information to the Security that such a big amount of cash was left in the you will be assigned a code number. MSG office. M X I c *& * If your information is useful in tracking down "Arrangements have been made with this individual or individuals, -that' code Marine Bank so that this will never happen in number will be posted outside the Security Office. the future," he said. W I ~ Then, you can make arrangements priAn MSG official said that there is a reward for any information which leads to the arrest vately to receive the award. Anonymity will of the individual or individuals who robbed be maintained in this manner.

Mercyhurst Inherits Kujawiaki DanceriTroupe From Alliance
ByJKelley Moore _ Merciad Staff Reporter For the past 22 years, the Kujawiaki Dance Troupe has been presenting lively concerts of Polish folklore. Formerly affiliated with Alliance College, the folk team is now part of Mercy hurst, f i This program is the end result of the creative efforts of many ^individuals. The director, Lawrence Kozlowski, decides on themes and must select the * appropriate dances, songs, and music. | Once the tentative program is planned, arrangements must be made for costuming for each folk suite and additional props or musical instruments. 'During the five week summer workshop, musical, vocal and dance routines are taught by the director and guest choreographer. The Kujawiaki has presented over 600 performances in 32 states and Europe. *Kozlowski*s enthusiasm is overwhelming when he speaks of the opportunity the Dance group receives. "The learning!and traveling give the dancers great $opportunity, " he said. "You meet people in places you'd never thinkiabout, die contacts are great,'' adds Kozlowski. The K ujawiaki Dance Troupe has become a part of the Mercyhurst Polish Studies Program. Program Director Richard Kubiak, along with Barbara Moskwa and Kozlowski, looks forward to a foreign exchange program between Mercyhurst and a University in Poland, and programs in Polish languages, history, literature and culture.


Old Main sits amid the snowfall received in the Erie area lust week. Temperatures have risen In On pastfew days, and the forecast calls for a pleasant weekend. Photo: R.L. French P"


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The Merciad

DECEMBER 10,1987

B ackground Of Erie Mayor
By Chris Kovski Merciad Managing Editor The people of the City ofErie, as well as the students of Mercyhurst College, are all affected by the decisions and policies of one man. No, this man is not a famous sports figure, although he has been heavily involved with Erie sports. He's also not a military hero, but he has spent time in the armed forces. If you haven't yet recognized that this man is Erie Mayor Louis J. Tullio, then you should continue reading for an account of his background. Tullio was born in Erie, the son of the late Anthony J. and Ersilia Nardone Tullio. He graduated from Cathedral Prep, earned \ his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Holy Cross College, and went on to get a Master of Education degree from Boston University. £• w * | He served in the United States four-year term. He serves as a Trustee of the Navy for 30 months, then was honorably discharged with the rank United States Conference of Mayors, and as a Legislative Co-Chairof Lieutenant j.g. J Tullio has served as Adminis- man of the Pennsylvania League of trative Assistant to the President of Cities, an organization that he has | Gannon College (now Gannon also served as president Tullio also serves on Niagara University). He had also coached Gannon's first football team, and Place, Inc., as an officer, is an received the ' 'Little All-American Honorary Member of the United Coach of the Year' 'fAward for an Way of Erie Board, and serves on undefeated team. High schools the boards of several other civic, didn't escape him; he taught and fraternal, and j charitable institucoached at schools in the Erie and tions. New England areas. His service to the city has not J He served the Erie City School District as Assistant Director of gone unrecognized. Recent laudits Health and Education, then as Sec- include the 1987 receipt of an Honorary Doctor ofLaws Degree in retary-Business Manager. The citizens of Erie chose Tullio Political Science from Mercyhurst to be their mayor ^in 1966, and, College and the 1987 ••Governapparently|liking the first Italian- ment Leader of the Year" Award, American to hold that post, have presented by the Pennsylvania continued re-electing him. $ He is IChamber of Business and Comcurrently carrying out his sixth mace.

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WMCY <Station Manager Debby D'Alessio will be on hand to make sure the bake sale and live WMCY definitely cooks on and remote broadcast run smoothly. off the air. If you listen to WMCY, D'Alessio had this to say about the you know exactly what I mean. As event *' WMCY will befillingthe Program Director, I can tell you that air with great £ sounds and great we have the hottest shows in Erie, smells; we hope the students will and everyone at WMCY is proud to come down and support their radio be a part of such a great station. station." When WMCY? cooks, it really The profits will not be pocketed cooks. I by Debby or myself, but will benefit I On Fri., Dec. 11, WMCY willbe| WMCY. The station is expanding, broadcasting livefromthe Student! and the money brought in will help Union in Zum Hall on the Mer- to make WMCY even better by cy hurst campus. But not only is the buying new equipment and expandstation going to cook for you livefii ing the record library. , • * » over the air, but it will also show you ,h that it's cooking in anotKerway. So>M 7WMCY is run for you, the stuyou don't go hungry while listening dents, and we want you to see and to the incredible music, the station is hear our work. Come down to the having a bake sale, featuring an Union on Fri., Dec. 11 from 9:00 assortment of favorites including a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and fill your earbrownies, no bakes, Rice Krispie drums with great music and your treats, and chocolate chip cookies. stomachs with great food.

Pres. Garvey Supports Campus Bottle Club
By Margaret Coffey Merciad staff reporter • -At£thfc• first MSGvmeeting-'of Winter Term, the idea of > bottle a club on campus was discussed. % This club would be in the Student Union and operate much like Pap's A.M. Those|21 land over would be able to bring in alcohol However, they must have acceptable proof of their age.
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Some call Him "The Man Upstairs" Some calllHim "The Boss" - - - SomefcaU:3Him more respectful names Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Most everyone knows Him by the name God When you think of God, do you also sometimes think of priesthood in your life? , God has a way of "bothering" those he calls to priesthood! - - He has a way of keeping priesthood in the minds andfhearts of some guys - | — maybe you! If you want to talk about it, give me a call at (814) 825-3333 or write to: 7 : Fr. Larry Speice Vocation Director I P.O.Boxa0397t Erie, PA 16514-0397

& Acceptable proof consists of a driver's license or a LCB card. Those under 21 would be allowed in but,would ;not be. able to drink. There would be a cover charge of $ 1 to get in. A DJ and a dance floor would be provided. The club would beopen from 11:00p.m. to3or4:00 a.m. Dr. Garvey is behind the idea and would like to see it opened this weekend. Also proposed was an Activities Weekend in the winter. Some of the activities proposed include a bonfire, snow football, snow volleyball and a snow sculpting contest It was suggested that die "Winterfest" be held the same weekend as the formal. I I f One rep noted, "Let's not pile everything on one weekend. It's

boring enough around here as it is!" In other news, Security will not becoming around campus to search for stolen milk crates. Meadowbrook has asked the SecurityOffice to report stolen milk crates but the school refused this request SAC will provide shuttles to the mall this Saturday. The formal will be held Jan. 29,1988 at the Quality ; Inn Hotel. Check Cashing will resume this week. Erom now on there will be no more nighttime hours. The box will be locked in the Business Office imediately after check cashing hours. The lock on the MSG Office has been changed due to the theft of $2475 from the MSG Office at the end of fall term.

DECEMBER 10,1987

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'Hurst Prof Addresses Public Land SaleIssue
Italo Cappabianca, Second District Representative for Erie, would allow the "sale of public land to private developers." Kubiak sees this as a very dangerous precedent to set According to the Pennsylvania Secretary for Environmental Management, Jim Grace, this legislation could theoretically I result in the sale of Presque Isle to private developers. Residents and visitors of Erie could no longer use Presque Isle. i The legislation would permit the development of much of Erie's. bayfront into condominiums and private marinas. As Kubiak sees it, * 'The rich Erie people are trying to make money off rich Pittsburgh people." i But where does this leave the average Erie citizen, asks Kubiak? 4 'We'll be forced to stand up on a A display of recent works by hill and look out over the bay." Ohio printmaker/photographer *Eric citizens are already being Jack Sullivan opened Dec.*6 at but off from free bayfront access. Mercyhurst College's Cummings Kubiak uses the recent name change Gallery. of the Public Dock as an example of the subtle changes that are occurWhile Sullivan's works include ring. Local politicians have taken the "public" out of the name, and both prints and; photography, his have changed it to "Dobbins Land- recent works are largely handing," in honor of a privately suc- pulled prints, beautiful multi-color cessful Erie resident of the past. * ^ serigraphs Uin which 'Sullivan's For more information on how to photography background shows stop this legislation, contact ^Dick through. Photographic techniques, such as solarization and the use of Kubiak in Preston 121. high contrast, are a couple of the means by which he creates his fantasy environments.

Dick Kubiak By Ann Johnson Merciad News Editor Mercyhurst history professor Dick Kubiak published an article last month to raise local awareness about a proposal that may give the right to the state to sell public property to private groups or individuals, \ The article, "Keep Public Lands | Out Of Private Hands," appeared in Pennsylvania Wildlife. Kubiak has served as chairman of the 90,000-member Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Club (PFSC) for the past five years. The PFSC is a slate affiliate group for the National** Wildlife Federation, which has five million if members. Kubiak wrote the?article as a spokesman for the PFSC. * The proposal, sponsored by

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In them, his principal subjects, the human figure and nature, meet in a visually westing landscape. Many of these figures and fantasy landscapes are used by Sullivan to create his personal interpretation of Greek and Roman myths. To achieve the* colors (and sometimes the context) of 'his works, Sullivan carries on what he calls a' "continuing visual dialogue" with the print as it is being completed, thus constantly modifying his original general idea of the desired outcome. As a serigraph goes through perhaps thirty separate printings, each one talks to the artist and whispers what should come next Jack Sullivan coordinates the art rental collection of the Art Department at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and is silkscreen instructor at the Riverbend Art Center in Dayton. I { His current show will continue, at Mercyhurst through January 4 ^ during all normallibrary hours. The .^ public is welcome. For further in-1 formation about art exhibitions at Cummings Gallery or any!other cultural events sponsored by Mercyhurst College, please call 825v : 0200. I I A I


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DECEMBER 10,1987

Kovski Korner Drop Your Keg And Grab A \Botile

Booze On Camp



By Matthew J. Clark Merciad Editor ?Last year, Mercyhurst administration passed a keg law as a means of deterring heavy drinking on campus. The law states, in essence, that beer kegs are prohibited on campus. If you have a party anywhere on campus and you have a keg at your party you can expect to be punished. So now;n little ovefa year laterf what does administration, with the backing of Mercyhurst President

Dr. William P. Garvey, suggest? A Bottle Club. Right here on the hill. The club, which would be located in the Student Union, apparently would \ operate much like Pap's A.M., a popular bottle club in downtown Erie. Under the guidelines of a bottle club, a person has to be 21 years-of-age in order to be able to bring alcohol into the bottle club.li Anyone under 21 would be allowed into the | bottle club, but would not be able to bring]any alcoholic beverages in with them. The problem with this setup is that it doesn't work very well, and that has been proven. \ # I Pap's A.M. was raided by the LCB recently, and despite these "guidelines", there were several grossly-underaged drinkers there. If you have a bottle club you're going to get underaged! people drinking at that club. Period. There's no way around it; no way to stop every underaged drinking offender from sneaking a snootfull at your establishment

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Matthew J. Clarkx Christopher J. Kovski Ann Johnson Connie Bisbe Melissa Mangini Liz Richards Kelley Moore Paula Bruno Karen Sampson John Kupetz * Lisa McLel Ian \ J Craig Prenatt Steve Rush I Julie Medwig

December 10.1987

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Tina Allen Joe Bankovich Michelle Bush Allan Carpenter Mycal C. Casey Jill Chiccarino Carling J. Christensohn

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If this was an idea to generate revenue for Mercyhurst, a bottle club isn*t going to generate all that much, if any at all. It's been said that a dance floor will be provided. By whom? Obviously Mercyhurst But such services cost money. The proposed cover charged will be $1, hardly enough to raise any sizable amount of cash. Another thing which must be considered is cleanup cost Having cleaned nightclubs for a few years* I know that the aftermath of a festive night of dancing and drinking can be very messy (in more ways than one). It's going to cost Mercyhurst some bucks to straighten out the Student Union every weekend if this idea every comes to pass. And it could come to pass, as early as this weekend. Dr. Garvey has stressed that he's behind the idea and that he would like to see it opened this weekend. But I don't think it's going to be all that cut and dry. Will Mercyhurst need a liquor license to operate this bottle club? And if they do have a cover charge, would that open them up to liquor licensing? ; And what of liability? If a person were to die in a car accident as a result of driving while intoxicated and they were coming* from Mercyhurst's bottle club, someone could "seize the opportunity" to sue the 'Hurst A lawsuit would cost the college big bucks and would result, inevitably, in increased tuition costs. .- And what will the presence of the LC B patrolling the campus do to enhance the image of Mercyhurst College? I And, finally, is there really a place for a bottle club on this campus? Let the students throw their own parties. Bottle clubs are a drag anyway.

By Chris Kovski Merciad Managing Editor For the benefit of those who didn't read my column last year (I know you really*meant to), I don't have good feelings toward vegetarians. You could say we have a hate-hate relationship. It's not that I'm not open to other viewpoints; I'm just not willing to change my own ways. I'm also not willing to stand back and watch others be deprived of the joys of life. Joy. Jump for joy. I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart The Joy of Love. The Joys of Sex. Oh, no! Now we' ve hita sensitive spot Sex. Animal attraction. Lust Hot, sweaty snugglebunnies. Any of us who have a Catholic education, especially one with a good science background, know that the only group that opposes anything, at least! with the vehemence of the Penguin in The Blues Brothers hearing about sex, is science. Science, that same group that opposes most tenets of organ ized religion, and even uses animals for laboratory experiments, also opposes something else that's fun - the conspicuous consumption of animals. In grade school religion classes, we were told that kissing is bad for us; it causes heart attacks, diseases, and anything else that came into the nuns' collective mind. 4 Now, scientists are telling us that the ol' medium rare steak* despite the good things that go with it - like com, beans, and red wine - causes these same things. ^m^mna^m^m^^^mw^ At this point in time, I know most of us are more concerned with necking than heart disease, but we're not getting any younger. So I decided to do a little research on the topic! Ancient man, and the tribes of today that live in the same way, hunted for meat, gatheredfruitsand vegetables, and ate grains and dairy products (goat milk, etc. - not Meadow Brook). Now, our diets consist of things such as McDonald's hamburgers, greasy French fries, soggy lettuce with something on it that is called* 'dressing.'' And instead of washing it down 4 with water or goat's milk, we wash it down with a 'milkshake" or a Bartles and James wine cooler. ]W . I' ve never seen a fat cave person. If you don' t agree, check out Barbara Bach in 10 Million B.C. Now, since our bodies are essentially the same as our ancestors (except for better tailored clothes and neater hairstyles), we must be doing something wrong. But what is it? i f Evidently, they ate what are called' 'free-living'' animals. These critters hoofed it everywhere, and, therefore, didn't have as much fat on them. Hence we haven't found any prehistoric doggy bags. Modern man, on the other hand, eats cows and chickens and stuff that sit in a pen all day and have a minimum of activity. A good time for the cows is milking time - and they just stand there. They don't get into it at all. What we need to do is scare the hell out of those cows. Get out tiger masks and chase them around. Make them do aerobics. ("One, two, three - Come on, girls! Let's get those tushes in shape!) Have them run laps around the pasture before lunch. K I
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DECEMBER 10,1987

The Merciad


James, Jodi, Japes McMahon,The Mayor And A Big Mistake
j This week, I'm going to let you know the process involved in the production of Kovski's Korner every week. d ' First, I have to have some idea to start with. Usually, something will happen during the week which will get me started. Sometimes, it may be as minor as someone giving me a funny look as I eat a steak, which will l inspire a column on vegetarians. At other times, I'll have nothing in mind, ^; and rely on some grand inspiration to give me ideas on deadline day. Normally, such inspiration will be in the form of\ht National Enquirer # or Weekly World News. At other times, it will come from the source of last issue's column - the Erie Daily Times. When I looked through the paper on that fateful day, I saw a number of unrelated stories and pictures that caught my eye. They were, and F U give them in the order that the resulting items appeared in my Korner, as follows: L Happy ads, which tell the whole world that someone is now fifty, forty, sixty, or any age conceivable, j i •» -; • A picture of PennDOT' 'workers'' at a construction site - the same one that had interrupted my normal traffic pattern for two months. A news story telling of Ronald Reagan's obfuscations of the past week. (Afilestory, run after every public appearance of the president) teg|£d McMahon's face on an envelope in my mailbox. I know you've all s seen the same thing. -. f ¥"^' M A story stating simply, *'Mayor Tullio wasn't in his office today," or something to that effect I, at that time, knew nothing of his illness. I learned of it only after the paper appeared. I apologize to those I've offended, and to those of you who weren't, yet were informed, please seek psychiatric help. J What happened was I didn't really pay any attention to the fact that Mayor Tullio isn't like President Reagan and a large number of other politicians. Over the past few years, now that I think about it, I can't remember a time when the Mayor was on any type of vacation for any length of time, other than his trip to Erie's sister city, Xebo, China. After considering this information, I was curious about the background of the man who is responsible for the governing of the city w here our school operates. For more information, please see the related story in this issue. ] A then picked on vegetarians. For more on the reason I feel as I do, you can check out the Kovski's Korner in this issue. | James Garner. Why not? After all, his commercial for beef really left a great deal to be desired. § Jodi Foster has been a standing thorn in my side ever since John Hinckley liked her. I lost all of my interest (which was little enough to begin with) in her at that point , { , j " f I If you don't feel the same way I do about lawyers, you're obviously an idealist Lawyers should be the champions of the people; instead, they've caused malpractice insurance rates to skyrocket, which, in turn, raises the price of medical care. They've also made many events that we've enjoyed in the past, such as fiiewoAs displays, less frequent, because liability insurance is too expensive for most organizations. I wanted to explain why I wrote what I did in the last issue, and, again, I apolog izc to those that were offended. Moreover, I pity those that weren' t fe Sincerely, Christopher J. Kovski •. Managing Editor, The Merciad rj ffj

Erie Art Museum December Schedule
December 1-29 - "Every Tuesday in December" - a holiday program sponsored by Hamot Health Systems. Celebrate the holiday season every Tuesday at the museum with workshops, storytelling, films, food and much more. f: *' December«12 - Deadline for Children's Christmas Card contest
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Attention junior E1 e*m e n t a r y Education majors. Applications for the Preteaching Internare available in the Education Office, 301 Main. If you plan to do this internship durSpring Term, 1988, you must apply | Tuesday, Dec. 15,1987. Thank you.


The Merciad

DECEMBER 10, 1987

Los Angeles: City O f Angels Isn't Very
the street, which is what she's done. Stella and Clarke. If you walk down; Hollywood Boulevard's 44 Walk Of Fame" today, you'd see them there, sad and alone, talking to people who aren't there; fist-fighting with the air, changing hair colors by the day, and with good reason, too. They are from the mental health hospital that is now closed down. There* s nowhere for them to go, and if there was, they wouldn't remember how to get there anyway. And, "The Phantom" - a black woman who paints her face white, either to pretend she is of the race that, in her mind, can succeed, or to scare people off who might try to bother her. She does not talk and lives in an eight by eight tin storage shed behind the Jehovah's Witness Center and no matter what the temperature outside, wears a long thick wool coat over her scrawny frame. The worst part is that the people in the Jehovah's Witness Center ignore her, and 90 percent of them are black. % There are also people on the street who are victims of their own choices. Junkies, alchies, begging for cash to buy their next stash. Drugs are readily available and when the cops clean up, two months later it's back to where it was. I was standing at Pioneer Chicken on Western Avenue when a guy walked up, in! broad daylight, midnoon, pulled out a plastic bag of dope and said "Wanna buy some buds?" \ • • Big city, big problems. Another one is foreigners... Mexicans, or Spanish speaking people in the city outnumbering whites by three to one or more. That's not the problem. Hie problem is that the majority speak no English at all and refuse to. Koreans, Jewish people, Phillipinos, etc. - all contributing to the communication gap. | To top it all off, one group will hate another - particularly Mexicans despising Whites and letting them know it, perhaps because of us taking over what was once theirs, or it could be their own "superiority" complex.^ I Things are tense. Things'are fast Things stop dead... I was there during the freeway shootings and believe me, if I had a six-shooter, I'd have gotten in on the action, too. One hour to drive


only 14 miles, bumper to bumper. drinking. This kid couldn't afford Mechanical problems? You're on such luxuries (I mean necessities). I had the experience of ruling your own! x the bus through skid row, Martin Luther King Boulevard at 3 a.m. I'll 4 6 Things are Itense. leave that one to your imaginations. My girlfriend (now my wife) Things are fast. Things worked in Beverly Hills and that stop dead... } } was afreakshow! Rodeo Drive on a Saturday - Circus time! "Oki Dogs" - a "famous" hot Now I'm gonna speed it up here and condense things or else I'll take dog stand on Hollywood Boulevard up the whole paper. I'll just share a - a 24-hour homosexual, junkie few more tidbits of my experiences hangout The City of West Holly- no exaggerations. 1 wood and S il verlake - cities by gays

author, left, and former musical partner Jamie Shaw * 'streeters'' (the rich were too good [ to talk and too unapproachable). By Keith Clark Some come from $60,000 a year Satin Steel bassist jobs and somehow lost it all. Some are drifters running from a wife^ Real picture.... ^ ^ beating husband, while others ate Everyday occurrences*. * Extreme contrast illustration.... from local mental institutes which shoved them out on the street when A limousine, with bar inside, federal funding was cut "Ril" was an engineer for a carrying rich executives, at stop-* light next to unfortunate person major company, making $60,000 a sleeping in dirt on sidewalk. Pedes- year. He was fired at the age of 60. trians casually maneuver around Now, no one will hire him because him trying not to step on him. Loud, he is too old, so his talent and expechaotic noises of the city all around. rience is wasted. His money has run out and he spends his days sleeping Men in limousine choose not to acknowledge the existence of the sidewalk sleeper, and if the streeter 4 41 talked to several of were awake, he would likewise igthe *' streeters''.. •Some nore the limo and its contents, for both parties are in their own small are drifters-running from dream land, far from any reality a wife-beating husband, other than their immediate.rown.^ . Both for reasons you and t can only w h i l e Others a r e f r o m imagine. < s local mental institutes I'm talking about big city life, particularly Los Angeles.... I expe- which shoved them out rienced itfroma street level when I on the street when federal lived in Hollywood/Los Angeles recently. I saw the Satin and Steel of funding was cut. % 4 it, and there's rarely an in-between. The first thing that hit me was next to the Hollywood Senior Citithe enormous, I mean enormous zens Building on the grass, living "sky scraping," "limousine" off of J a measly social security wealth.... And then the enormous check. He is unable to afford hous4 *owning the clothes on your back ing (cheap rent in Los Angeles is that someone gave you and that's between $500 and $ 1,000 a month) I Yelette, from Detroit, came to it" poverty... People's motives for coming to Los Angeles with her three-yearLos Angeles are different Many old daughter to meet her husband. come to get rich and some come He beat her, again, and she ran to the because the weather is fair enough streets, stayed one night at a downthat they can survive outside with town shelter where thousands sleep on floors. The conditions were so little or no shelter. • bad, shedecided she'd rather live on A talked to several of the


The sun usually never comes out until 2 p.m. due to smog. Going outside to get fresh air is futile. I lived therefortwo months before I saw the San Gabriel Mountains. I didn't even know they were there until we got a West wind one Sunday. Traffic was sparse compared to weekdays and the wind was strong, so we got to see the mountains that day. We used to say "Oh, they moved the mountain today," because the smog would block itout as if it weren't there - sometimes for weeks at a time. f f Water that leaves a chalky film on your glass. Most people buy five gallon containers of so-called "Spring water" for cooking and

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A Crime Stopper Chopper flying over my apartment with^a spotlight every night - No sleepj The exploitation of runaways and other desperadoes, turning them into street corner hookers. The general attitude in Los Angeles seems to be that people are born to be used by other people. I couldn't swim or surf Santa Monica Beach due top toxic 44 spills." Actually, "dumps" is more like it! f

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Rock And!Roll: The Year In Review
By Allan Carpenter WMCY News Director Rock and roll in 1987 may often sound simple to the ear. Actually, rock this year was a complex topic indeed. Hopefully, this 35-year-old musical phenomenon is still growing and is still a vital enough part of our lives to warrant a little review. The often-welcome infiltration of crackling dance? rhythms into mainstream rock slowed down considerably. Rest assured L.L. Cool J. will not join forces with Ratt, nor will Nile Rodgers produce an Ozzy album. In 1987, you knew what you wanted, and which album had it., unless a Motley Crue or Europe ballad threw you for a loop. i Established i artists did an acceptablejob, even Michael Jackson - at least from a sales standpoint U2 presented their most finely^ honed effort to date, Springsteen'showcased his giftforunderstatement on Tunnel Of Love, and Pink Floyd returned splintered with better than expected results. | Jackson's Bad characterized one of the main problems of current rock. It gave the listeners presumably what they wanted - exactly what they had wanted before. The music this time, however, was close to death creatively. The old formulas had grown thin, the verbal tricks passe. Which brings us to 1987's main musical problem. Experimentation was very scarce, not only with those Social consciousness in rock one would expect, like Madonna, was less prevalent and more subtle but also with people like Spring- in 1987. U2's The Joshua Tree had steen and Pink Floyd. morality and poetry hidden between It is one thing to have a trade- the pop hooks and searing vocals* mark sound, another to harp on the but very few looked close enough to same theme. U2, as a developing see the sensitivity in the music. The band, walk this line gracefully, and same thing happened in 1985 with maintain the U2 sound while the Born To Run. I music matures. $ In essence, 1987 was the year With Springsteen, the progres- anything could happen, but usually sion (folk-poet to street kid to work- didn't Anything could happen? A ing man's hero) seemed like it teenage girl and a semi-punk cold wouldn't end. Tunnel Of Love have monster hits with Tommy successfully echoes Springsteen's James remakes; The Grateful Dead past two albums, but the same clas- could sell records to kids who can't sic American scenarios grow more remember "Laugh-In"; George Michael could sing skiffle. and more grim. Yes, anything. But INXS and Technically, the music wasn't bad - in fact, it may have been too Terence Trent D'Arbylstill aren't good. Much of the grind and drive selling big. Just who buys records, of heavy metal has fallen prey to the anyway? producer. Not that all hard rock has to sound like Motorhead, but slick techniques have made hard rock much more dull. (remember that tired synthesizer cover of Whole LottaLoveT). Still, it is heartening to see the guitar return to its rightful place in rock. 4

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Beverly Hills, at a window of a ment he would be eaten alive! And every year of every decade. *M It's up to us to make this world fine art store. Inside, an exquisite if you took therichestman in Erie sculpture with a price of $ 16,000. A and moved him to Los Angeles, he better. We can't push the buck on * huge cockroach is crawling on it would be upper middle-class at best anyone else. All these problems boil down to One more thought If you think Huh, and I thought that old B .H. was abuse and misuse by human beings. this world sucks, look in the mirror! insect free! \ , j Mini slums. Thatis, good neigh- 'f% It wasn't all this bad all the time, Meaning that we are the cause of borhoods having a one block stretch though. It did have a few jewels in what goes on here. (Matthew 7:12) whereriffraff would flock and live, the rough. We made quite a few thereby spreading crime good friends there who really took good care of us. Without them, we throughout all areas. 1 Keith Clark, a founding The man on Sunset Boulevard couldn't have made it laying face down in a huge, running r Quite honestly, decent people member of the rock group Satin puddle of blood. We pulled over to are not in great quantity which is Steely moved to Los Angeles in call the ambulance 'cause everyone why you and I, the next time we see 1986 to pursue his music career. else seemed to be ignoring him - but someone who is in need - in your While there, he shared rehearsal we were glad to learn thatjthrce hometown or elsewhere, it's up to hall space with the likes of King others also called the ambulance - us to help. It could be the only help Kobra and Megadeath., He has which took ten minutes to get there they'll ever get! * since Hreturned to Erie to "refrom no more than ten blocks away. Let's all try to be concerned with group" but does plan on returnClark feels that man Is the cause If you look at the baddest man in what we give instead of what we get ing to L.A. again * only on busi9 of many of today s problems Erie, and throw him in this environ- this Christmas and everyday of ness.
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The baby, Mary, is left on the doorstep of Peter, Michael Sand Jack's (Tom Seileck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson) apartment with a note saying she was Jack's daughter and the mother couldn't take care of her anymore, f ? It's onlyltypical that the^ three bachelors don't know a thing about taking care of a baby and the things By Kelley Moore they do keep the audience laughing. Merciad Staff Reporter Peter (Seileck) has a hard time in one scene when he visits a grocery Three Men and A Baby store to get diapers, baby food and Three Men and A Baby isla necessities. He is as baffled as the movie taken from the French film woman who is watching him and it Three Men and A CradkM w- is this scene where the fun beeins.
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Guttcnberg has many fruitless real culprits. This doesn't really fit attempts at keeping the baby enter-, in with the movie, but it does change tained and tries to stop her from the pace. crying. His acts were funny, and ones you could actually picture a After the mother of the baby man doing. \ -M $ ffjack was away for thefirstweek returns to claim she made a mistake or so of Peter and Michael's baby- •and wants the child back, the men sitting \and when he returns they find it hard to part with Mary. iThe literally dump Mary in Jade's lap. ending of the movie was probably f The movie had an unnecessary the best and through all the laughs sub-plot IA small package was you walk out of the theater with a delivered to the men'sfapartment smile. Its comedy is light- it's not and unknowing to them, it was filled too overwhelming, like some com* with heroin. The cops follow the edyisJIf you don't want to see it for bachelors whom they suspect own Tom Selleck's good looks, then see i the drugs as the bachelors chase the it for the laughter.!


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By Steve Rush

Poetry ContestJFeaturesl$l,000 Cash Prize
A $ 1,000.00 Grand Prize will be awarded to the poet who sends the best entry to the American Poetry Association's poetry contest The deadline for entry is December 31, 1987. The contest judges will choose 141 winners and award over $5,000.00 in cash and prizes. Entry is free. 44 December ^vacation should make it convenient for college students to send poems?before the deadline," said John Frost, Chief £ ^ Security Beat:JfcepSftfromMr. Dever, Director of Campus Security. Numbers on missing shirts are: 6, l l , 15, and 23 = $184.00 fy r • Missing baseball shirt #39 has been recovered. J S tolen are the following articles: Six sets of basketball practice uniforms, blue shorts and blue and Editor for the Association. * 'Two of our recent winners were students,'' he added. | Poets interested in entering the contest should send three poems, each no more than 20 lines, with their names and addresses on each page, to American Poetry Association, Department CN-36,f 250 A Potrero Street, P.O. Box 1803, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1803. g Poems sent for the contest will also be considered for publication in white mesh reversible tank tops, socks and jocks. Three large wooden signs were stolen. The Old Main sign which was located on the main drivewayfront entrance of the college and also the Little Theater sign which was further along the road/drive. The third sign Mercy Apartments has been recovered. I the American Poetry Anthology, a leading collection of contemporary verse. % Poems are judged on originality and sincerity, not just on technical skill. ! | During six years of sponsorship the American Poetry Association has run 25 contests and awarded ova* $80,000.00 in prizes to more than 2,000 winning poets. 1 Security would appreciate hearing from anyone in regards to the above signs because the company who made these signs has gone out of business. They cannot replace these signs with similar ones. Call the security office if you have any information, ext 304.

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By Mycal C. Casey Merciad Staff Writer

Lakers Drop Close Game To Edinboro

Sports Too Important?

American Higher Education In Severe Crisis
Pollster Louis Harris just jre-| higher education. turned from a trip down to Jesse I And a crisis it is, make no misHelms country, North Carolina, take about that When Columbia where he was questioning the voters $University cares about losing footabout their major concerns in the ball games so deeply that it will lower admission standards to reupcoming presidential election. What Harris discovered, per- cruit players, we have a crisis on our \ haps somewhat to his surprise, is hands. that education seems to be the! And when you watched number one concern of the voters. Saturday's Heisman Trophy teleSo much so, that when Harris asked cast, when*you read the endless them if they were willing to pay to words devoted to who would win, help educate the poor, and minority and who* s the best player in college groups, the men and women he football, you know you've got a queried said yes. To educate, to terrible problem^with priorities in train, to help anyone disadvantaged America. It'sfineto reward excelbecome a contributing and self- lence on thefieldas well as in the supporting member of the society, classroom. On its face, superfiyes, they would help pay for the cially, I do not object to awarding a education. * Heismant Trophy. But what that Remember that Jesse Helms trophy has come to represent, the country is largely conservative in attention given it, goes beyond that politics. Remember, too, that North overused word hype, to something Carolina-is a state with economic much deeper and more frightening.. What are we rewarding so seritroubles, with a significant population of poor whites, a state where! ously here, with such pomp and one might doubt the population's circumstance? What is the winner, desire to pay taxes to educate the even if the winner goes on to play less fortunate as well as the general NFL ball successfully, going to population. When you take these contribute to the quality of Amerifactors into account, you realize that, can life? To the betterment of anyHarris has discovered something of thing? To rectifying the federal grave importance here. Something ' deficit, the balance of trade, the that Harris believes will be true discovery of a cure for cancer or the across most of America in 1988.' common cold? To defending the weak, the helpless? To feeding the Americans are frightened about the poor, housing the I homeless? To state of education. Thus, education education? To emphasizing its is the most pressing issue 'facing importance? The need for ample America today. funding for American schools? Has So what's the sports connection one winner even stood up and used here? Well, perhaps there is no that platform, that publicity, that single area in American life where;' 4trophy, to say anything about the the purpose and ethics of sports are' education, academics, the desperate the antithesis of the purpose and need in this nation for reordering ethics of education. There is no otherfieldwhere sports is totally at priorities because the future of us odds with every ideal, every precept all, prosperity and safety for us all, of learning, than at the colleges and lies in an educated and self-supportuniversities of America. And no- ing and contributing population, not where else do the two worlds func- in celebrating Heisman < Trophy tion side by side, with goals that are winners, or an Orange Bowl victotally opposed to one; another. tory? I * I Nowhere else do they so overtly You say it's not the place of a clash, like warriors on an open field Heisman Trophy winner to do such of battle, than in college sports, big a thing? I beg to differ. With the time or Ivy League. Nothing focus so intense, there is no better reaches people as visibly as sports college student to do it For that's all and education, and lays open for the Heisman Trophy winner really public view the crisis in American is. A college student. A young man perhaps not even Sold enough to legally buy a drink in many states. And I'll tell you why else the Heisman Trophy winner should speak out Because you' 1 never sell 1 a broadcast of valedictorians to a network, or an awards ceremony honoring our college graduates who win prizes in physics and chemistry and literature. The best and the brightest in this nation don't get a forum. Those lucky enough to have one must use it \ | There are athletes so motivated. Obviously Sen. Bill Bradley is one. Congressman Tom McMillen is another. He, too, is desperately concerned about the quality of education in this country. He just returned from atrip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. He spent Thanksgiving Day eating dinner with the Afghan rebels on the Khyber Pass. He told me he - came home to a country where young people can't place either Pakistan or Afghanistan on a map, can't identify the Khyber Pass even if they've heard of it He told me he gets sick at heart! so frighteningly inadequate is American education. He, too, feels it will be the key issue in 1988. Seven years ago, when A. Bartlett Giamatti was president of Yale, instead of the National League, he wrote an open letter to the heads of the Ivy League schools, warning them against the increasing pressure to lower admission standards for athletes. He predicted that if the schools weren • t carefu 1; they would succumb, and begin a slow descent into the unholy mess of bigtime college sports. He was prescient, as always. He has now witnessed Columbia doing just* that with the approval of the Ivy League schools. Sometimes I wish Bart would hang up his baseball cap and go back to education, where he is solely neededM know why he left Yale, and why he wants to be in baseball, and he's entitled, of course. But even the -elite Ivy League has faltered now, and in my ^ heart I believe there are better uses for Bait's talent than baseball, l^ See Education, pg. 12

Despite leading the Edinboro Fighting Scots for muchfof the way Monday night, the Mercy hurst Lakers fell, 86-81, dropping their season slate to 2-4. jk 1600 Campus Center fans were on hand to see the Lakers dominate in the early going, but fall victim to cold shooting in the second half. Mercyhurstjumpedouttoanearly 13-4 lead and led by as many as 10 points before the Scots dosed the gap to 49-46 at halftime. Senior forward Todd Lee, had 19 first-half pointsforthe Lakers, 12 of them from three-point range. But the Scots looked like a different team when the began their secondhalf attack. Two unlikely Scotsmen shined in the second half for the 'Boro. George Satler and Fred Knapp played 29 minutes and 24* minutes, respectively, which was considerably more than in previous games. Satler bagged 11 points and had two key assists. Knapp had only two counters on the night, but hauled in six rebounds and blocked three shots in helping the Scots effort JF Jose Davis paced all scorers with 30 points off the bench. Billy Wade [ added 13, Satler l l . | - | Lee was the top man for Mercy hurst with 22 markers, but only three of them came in the second half. Chris Mindach, in his top performance so far in the young Laker campaign, poured in 21 points, shooting 9 for 11 from thefloor.Vinne DiMclla was the only other Laker in double figures with a dozen. f 4 j %• * V » Edinboro shot S3.6 percent for the night, connecting on 30 of 56. The Lakers were 44.6 percent (29-65), but an arctic 34.2% in the second half led to their demise. w > ? A 23-for-27 free throw advantage boosted Edinboro, with Mercyhurst going 19 of 27 from the charity stripe. The Lakers won the battle of the boards, 37-3S, with Mindach hauling in eight Billy Wade matched him with eight for the Scots. Mercyhurst head coach Billy Kalbaugh said after the game, "They made the big play and we didn't They got the steal and the easy lay up and that was the ball game. Todd (Lee) had a good shot to win it and I thought it was in. They denied us the ball down low, but Til take my chances with Todd any day. He's the best shooter we have.' * • During the final 10 minutes of the contest, the lead went back and forth several times, with neither club being able to put the other away. Mindach" s second-effort off of a rebound gave the •Hurst their final lead at 81-79 before Satler knotted up the score again. Billy Snow then stole the ball in the waning seconds andfiredit to Davis for an easy lay up and the game. The battle was one of the most memorable ever held at the Campus Center^providing plenty of excitement for the sizable crowd. After the disappointing toss, the Lakers travel to Ashland to face the Golden Eagles on Saturday. This could be a pivotal game for the 'Hurst, as they seek to halt their skid, j

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Education Important fromPg.uBy Connie Bisbe
hope one day he'll return to academia. : For that is where the crisis is, and that is where the best people must be, fighting against the menace and corruption of college sports, fighting for funding, fighting to ensure that education in i America is everyone's priority, not just the pet of teachers, professors and college presidents. If Louis Harris is right, then the college sports establishment is going to have to take a good, hard look at itself. If the people of North Carolina, in Jesse Helms country,.are willing to spend and spend to educate, then something, finally, is happening here. Something all to the good. Because the crisis in American education has readied a critical point Knowing this, we must, as a nation, work toward making our schools i and colleges the kinds of places where learning is paramount, and football and basketball are not.! H

'Hurst Soccer Players Lauded
Valento, junior defender Tim ference record. jj The booters finValento, junior forward Carlsen ished the year 15-5-1 overall and Thomsen, and junior midfielder ranked 6th in the Central Region of Chris Mohr. Blair Thomson, a Division II. sophomore midfielder, was named to the second team. Senior defender Tom Bade and sophomore goalThe Lakers' soccer coach, Rick keeper Joe Behr were named honor- Bums, was named to coach the able mention. "North" squad in the annual allThe Lakers |were the Confer- star game at Westminster College. ence Champions with an 8-0 conCongratulations players!

Merciad Sports Editor The Merciad is proud to announce that there were seven Mercyhurst soccer players selected to the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Soccer Conference All Star Team for 1987. Four of those seven 'Hurst players were named to the first team: senior defender Bernie

...And a crisisHt is make no mistake...
I i I hope next year's Heisman Trophy winner is reading this. I hope, when he's anointed at New York's Downtown Athletic Club, he'll be the first to speak, not for football, but for education.









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1987 88 Lakers Hope To Avoid Past Injuries
By Connie Bisbe w Merciad Sports Editor used as a freshman, took advantage 1/2" leaper can fully recover from of "Lee's injury to average 10.9 surgery, the Lakers havfcflirefeforpoints and 5.4 rebounds He, too, wards who could start for anyone at The 1987-88 outlook for the was felled by injuries, missing the the Division II level. Dave Quinn. a Mercyhurst Lakers' Basketball final eight games and eleven games 6'5" sophomore who saw action in overall, with ankle woes. He under- all 27 games,-will backup both team. Mercyhurst's coach, Billy Kal- went surgery at the end of the sea- positions. Quinn another solid shooter and has been impressive in baugh is hoping last years misfor- son. I early drills. tune is this years gain. The Lakers I With all but three players returnlimped through the 1986-87 cam- ing from last years team, Kalbaugh fjjj The depth continues at center, paign, as injuries greatly depleted a is faced with a pleasant dilemma, where two challengers will battle promising lineup. 5A total of 71 how tofiteveryone in.' 'From play- incumbent Chris Mindach. The big games were missed due to injuries, ers one to thirteen, this is the most 6' 10" junior averaged 11.7 points talented team we've had,'' notes the andjj a team leading 8.9 rebounds. with three starters going down. Mindach is a strong rebounder and I The result was a disappointing former St Bonaventure standout, 4 the best low post scorer. Eric Fra13-14 campaign, but the experience 'if Todd Lee, Mark Davis land nos, a 6'6" transfer from Slippery gained by many of the younger Vinnie DiMella return to their preRock, is an excellent shot blocker players forced into the void should injury fonn." and a strong all around performer. greatly aid Kalbaugh as Mercyhurst Karnaugh's greatest juggling The junior averaged 8.1 points and begins its first season in the Mid- act must come at forward, where 4.9 rebounds after becoming eliEast Collegiate Conference. To say five players return. Included in this the Lakers have depth is an under- group is Dimella, who will see most gible following the first semester, Franos had a very strong month of statement Eight players return who of his time at guards Lee, a 6*5" February while playing at both started games a year ago and that senior, will start at power forward. center and forward. Six-foot-seven does not include Mark Davis, who He averaged 18.0 points and 7.7 Tim Winbush, 5.3 ppg. arid 2.5rpg. sat out the season after undergoing rebounds as a junior and is the in 1986-87, is the best outside Laker's best rebounder. Lee is also knee surgery last September. shooter of the trio, but the weakest ., Karnaugh's greatest concern is the Hurst's most potent outside rebounder. He started seven games the return to health of Davis, Todd threat Powerful Phalon Bass,one of Lee and • Vinnie DiMella. * Davis the most heralded freshman in re- at forward. ij After two years as MattNesser's averaged 9.6 points off the bench as cent years, lived up to his press a freshmen in 1985-86. Lee, the clippings, leading ^the team with apprentice, junior Earl Moncrieffe Laker's third all-time leading scorer 18.2 points an outing. The6'4", 219 takes over at point guard. The 5'91/ and! fourth all-time rebounder, lb. southpaw set a freshman scoring 2" speedster dished out 102 assists record and finished second in re- with 43 steals while averaging 9.5 broke a bone in his right foot in the bounding with a norm of 7.4. At points. Moncrieffe still plays out of second game'and missed the remainder of the season. He averaged small forward Bass must now battle control at times, but he has the of21.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Davis, who enjoyed a spectacular fensive and defensive capabilities to first two contests. DiMella, little freshman in his own right If the 6'4 be an exceptional lead guard. Moncrieffe will have to be, as the lone competitive*in the league," Kalquestion heading into the»season baugh admits. concerns his backup. Junior Rich "We hope to peak late in the Lipscomb, a former walk on, has tournament" Mercyhurst plays a seen limited playing time. Fresh- 27-game schedule, with a season man John Berry and Walt Cusick ending tournament at the ate of the are also in the running. Berry has Mid-East Conference regular seabeen very impressive in early work- son champion. The winner of the outs, while Cusick has displayed a tournament will receive and autogood outside jumper. Both have matic bid to the NCAA Division II bright futures at Mercyhurst Playoffs. I Kalbaugh would like to leave The slate includes Mid-East DiMella at guard if possible. The Collegiate Conference foes Gan6'3" junior is a solid defensive non, LeMoyne, Pace and Philadelplayer with good range and Kal- phia Textile twice, along with a pair baugh likes his size at the two guard. ofcontests with local rival Edinboro DiMella could still see time at both and the annual meeting with powerforward spots. Don' t be surprised to ful Cheyney. s I see Davis at the off guard as well. The Lakers opened their season Kalbaugh loves the way he runs the Tuesday, November 24. floor, his defensive skills are outstanding. Berry and Cusick will also see action here. Sophomore Tom Filipkowski, a walk on last year, will also see playing time at the two The Sun., Dec. 13 hockey conguard. test between Mercyhurst College The depth not only leaves Kal- and West Chester University will baugh with plenty of options, but also benefit the "Gifts for Kids" will also help in his plans to run on fund. The Laker hockey team will offense and press on defense.' 'The donate part of the game's proceeds positions are really interchange- to •feifts for Kids." The contest is able," notes Kalbaugh. "This is a slatedfforf the Erie Civic jCenter, very physical team with overall with faceoff set for 3:00 pjn. good size. I don't know if we're a Mercyhurst College adminisreal good shooting team. Todd Lee trators, faculty* staff and;$tudents and a couple other kids can exploit attending the Sunday game will be the three point line. I do think we're asked to make a donation to f'Gifts a good mid-range team." fbr&dsH ' 'We do not look to be highly

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