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THURSDAY, MARCH 3,1988
Mercyhurst chooses to take bite out of crime
Mercyhurst 'top dogs* with McGruffthe crime dog. By Matthew J. Clark students and campus security. % Merciad Editor The program identifies three parts as being critical to any crime. First, there must be Mercyhurst campus security has started a a desire to commit a crime. Second, the crime campus crime watch program which will committer must possess the ability to do so. involve both security and students, » § Third, the criminal must have the opportunity The program is designed along the lines of to commit crime. I f The whole idea behind crime watch is neighborhood watch programs j that have? been established in many communities across removing the opportunity from crime. By the nation. The specific goals of the program loing this, it is believed that crime will be ¥• # 1? are to enhance campus security, heighten greatly reduced. students power of observation and to encourEach person who decides to volunteer for age mutual assistance and concerns among the crime watch program will become the eyes
and ears of the campus. Anything suspicious neighbors who are just might:have prethat a volunteer sees should be called in to vented" manyof the crimes which have taken campus security. Callers do not have to leave place at Mercyhurst this past year. their name if they do not want to. Some of the things which have been When a volunteer calls, he or she should damaged and stolen from Mercyhurst this reports simply what is happening, where it is year are listed below. •&& happening, who is involved and if anyone is 1) Metal jjdoors for the Sessler Apts. injured. There are no patrols and no commit- $210.2) Hubcaps for care-$30-120.3) Flags ments. All that is asked of a volunteer is that - $51. 4) Chairs - $90 (eight replaced in if he or she sees something which needs McAuley Hall this year already. 5) Fire extinattention to call one of the numbers which *" srs - refill - $20, glass $5.6) V •:•:•m appear on their contract If- 1 signs - $500.7) Littering - $50. ©Windows All contracts will be kept onfileand - $125 - almost once a week for die past 20 locked in the security office and at the begin- weeks on Briggs Ave. ning of the next school year, volunteers will 9) Wash basins in Briggs Ave, Apts. receive a call asking if they are still interested $150. 10) Benches on campus grounds in participating in the program. If not, the $77.50 - college cost 11) Slashed tires contract is torn up and thrown away. $320. 12) Eighteen wheeler incident last The program stresses that everyone bene- spring: a. $350 lamp post b. shrubs $10/foot fits from the crime watch program because 13) Smoke alarms - $48 installed, $10 for everytimethat something on campus is stolen batteries. 14) EXIT signs in the dorm: $50, or vandalized, the cost of fixing and/orreplac- five this year already. ing these things eventual! 15)Thermostats - $65 apiece. 16) Door student's bill. And if so „ . knobs and locks - $50 apiece. 17) Carpet cost stolen from a student's private apartment, the for one floor in McAuley - $1,995. 18) school is not liable for those things, so again Refrigerators - $500 apiece. 19) NO SMOKa student has .to pay out of his or her own ING signs-$10 apiece. 20) Metal traffic signs pocket jjf i - $25-50 apiece. 1 Kevin Goode, a Criminal Justice student who is involved with campus security believes that being aware and alert can prevent j Note: The information for this story many crimes. « was obtained from a handout from Kevin 4 'Just being alert once in a while or having Goode and Campus Security.
Director Roth seeks to raise
1989 admissions standards
lure those bottom 60 would be used instead to attract 30 more students at the top, Roth said. The new admissions .criteria has not been Entrance standards for freshmen coming iwnrirvil y e t l to Mercyhurst may be raised by as early as Those who object to the new plan say it 1989, according to Director of Admissions, may go against the Sisters of Mercy philosophy on which the school was founded. Andrew Roth. | Mercyhurst admitted a record-breaking Mercyhurst has always taken lower level 406 freshmen this year, and applications for students and attempted to turn them into next fall are already approximately 75 above excellent students. The new plan would not meet this need, Roth said. this time last year, Roth said. But Roth's department has been tracking "Costs are moving us into another league, the size of grade school and high school and we have to justify our price," Roth said. classes, and they've found the numbers get- * • If Mercyhurst is perceived as not any better ting smaller. By 1990 the size of the classes than Edinboro, Clarion or IUP, for example, of graduating high school seniors will drop why pay the difference? We must make the dramatically, Roth said. school a better school." To try to ease the shock of smaller numRoth said Mercyhurst is doing several %M , the Admissions Office, along with the things to move in that direction. The capital President's and Dean's offices, has begun campaign, new books in the library, Sullivan work on a plan to limit the growth of Mer- Hall and new locker rooms are evidence of cyhurst "Eventually we'll have to live with Mercy hurst's .commitment to excellence, a smaller group, so we might as well do it with Roth said. better students,'' Roth said. i Roth said there are risks if Mercyhurst Currently Mercyhurst rejects around 15 rejects applicants, and then cannot meet enpercent of its applicants. The new proposal rollment goals. "We cannot call them up later would double that to 30 percent | and say we've suddenly found room for \ The plan, which was presented to the them," Roth said. I "The idea isn't to make Mercyhurst an Board of Trustees in January, would eliminate the bottom 60 students admitted last year. elite school. We just want to be able to justify t The financial aid and other resources used to the $10,000 per year."; H By Ann Johnson Merciad News Editor
Easier Break questioned
M S G approves calendar
with; unanimous vote
By Chris Kovski Merciad Managing Editor - At the Mercyhurst Student Government meeting of Feb. 28,1988, Mercyhurst College President Dr. William P. Garvey presented the new calendar, which; was unanimously approved. "The only section students questioned was the Easter break, which would not allow students living a great distance from the College to go home. ; , The calendar, which includes three 10-1/2 week sessions, was introduced to the faculty recently. Students will be expected to take three courses in each term, with one "floating" course. Since students will be billed in the fall for this class, most will be expected to take the extra course in the Fall Term. The MSO approval is one step in the implementation process, which also includes : a vote by the Mercyhurst College Senate. - |; % i The only difference in this year's process and last year's is the elimination of the campus-wide referendum. The referendum resulted in no decision, as faculty preferred semesters, while students wanted a 4-3-3. This year's calendar was an effort to answer deficiencies in the old 4-3-3 system. Unfortunately, new problems arose. These problems are what prompted a return to a "classic" trimester system - one with equal length terms, according to Garvey. The trimester system has been kept to retain the " Mercyhurst advantage" for adult students. With three terms rather than two, adult students can overload andfinishmuch Easter than with a semester schedule. J- j i >. At a recent faculty meeting, Garvey stressed the importance of quick action in finding a new calendar to eliminate problems in changing over.
Palmer health improves as he looks for new^ challenges
By Laura Jannot Merciad staff reporter On Sat, Dec. 26, Academic Dean, Dr. David Palmer, went to St Vincent Health Center* s emergency room complaining of upper chest
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Unable to find anything, the doctors sent him home only to have him return the following day with the same complaint Although they were still unable to find anything, they admitted him, and began to run more extensive tests, f Two days later, Dean Palmer was told that he had had a heart Academic Dean Dr. David Palmer attack. He was confined to 11 days of hospital rest, where he was given they take gives these people the He will remain on not only as medication to relieve the pressure exercise that they need without the antEnglish teacher, but also as an (Ml his heart Dean Palmer has now exposure to the ice and cold that administrative worker in the acabeen back to work for approxi- could be hazardous to their health. demic department mately two weeks, and is feeling This exercise, combined with much better.! heart medication and a strict low fat, I His resignation, which was Still in the recovery stages of his low cholesterol diet, is leading to a announced last year, is not due to illness, he is only putting in half speedy recovery for Dean Palmer. any health problems. As Dean days in his office. Three mornings Palmer puts it, it is simply * 'time for a week, he reports to the Heart Insti- His doctor expects him to be back to a change." tute as part of a 12-week exercise work full-time within the next two program in whichfhe is currently weeks. He is anxious to get back into the enrolled. classroom, which is where he began Dean Palmer's eight-year career at Mercyhurst 16 years ago. \ He also takes part in a walking program at Millcreek Mall* This as academic dean of Mercyhurst fefofrWhen asked what brought* on group of people,!known as the College will be coming to an end this decision, the dean said, "I am ' * Mall S aiders,'' consists mostly of with the close of this school year. looking for >new horizons and new people with heart problems.. The He will not, however, be leaving challenges." one and one-half mile route that Mercyhurst completely. m. chairman
Yatch gives strong message: 'getinvolved
Democratic Committee Chairman, Larry Yatch In 1984 3.5 billion dollars was spent on presidential campaigns. As a Finance Chairman, it was Did you realize it takes a candi- Yatch's job to collect monies from date $4.5 to 5 million to get through the public to support his candidate. the Iowa Primaries? At least - $2 *'Nothing effects each of us more, million to get through New Hamp- there is nothing more important shire and about $4 million for the than our government** said Yatch. . Yatch got involved in politics, Pennsylvania State Primaries. "By accident'* he admits. He was an active member of the Marine Those arejust a few of the things Corps for four years, then graduated Mr. Larry^Yatch, Chairman of the from Wagner University with high Pennsylvania Democratic Commitaspirations of becoming a lawyer. tee told a group of students, faculty He ended up,becoming the Pittnd administration during a speech nance Chairman of the Pittsburgh delivered atx Mercyhurst on PH., area for Jimmy Carter's 1076 Presft By Jill Chiccarino Merciad staff reporter
dential Campaign. • As ?a result, Yatch has since made politics his life. ' i | f As a Democratic Party Chairman the most important thing to keep in mind is the need for Registered Delegates, Yatch said. By Karen Sampson t1 A delegate must befiledwith the state, if you don * tfileyour delegate, you lose your votes,**! he said. The Mercyhurst Alumni Relations Office held their annual Phonathon Another important thing to keep Jan.24 -Feb.4 which received about $45,000 in pledges, and approximately in mind is that ANYONE can be- $20,000 in "end-of-the-year donations." 1 § come a delegate. All one has to do ff. According to Tom Dore, director of alumni relations,' 'the goal for th is say- 'I am interested, I want to Phonathon was $55,000 and we * re very con fiden t that we're going to reac that Basically, that's a goal for the end of the fiscal year which ends Jun This year, the whole political 30th," Dore said. f I t ] *% ' | process'in Pennsylvania has been All money received from the Phonathon andfrompledges as a resul revised. Pennsylvania is remaining of letters sent to alumni and parents at the end of the year asking^foi) open, in other words, we, as a state, donations goes into the Alumni Annual Fund of the Parent's Annual Fund are "Snot ^announcing beforehand (depending on who gave it). ' j* * r_ who we are favoring or supporting I 'The Parents Annual Fund and money we raise from that is basically) for our Presidential Candidate. going to be used for the area of greatest need,'' Dore said. "; | 4 | Pennsylvania is going to have 'Right now, the area of greatest need happens to be Annual Fund| the last word in saying who will be Scholarships (money used for financial aid), departmental equipment. the party leader. | Also, some of the money might be used for restricted scholarships (money! I"It seems this year, all Demo- given only if used for a specific purpose)." According to Dore, all of the cratic Candidates are on the conser- scholarships are strictly academic. § ^ vative side, while the Republican Close to 100 students helped in the phonathon. There were seven! Candidates are going | liberal' * student teams which competed for cash prizes to be used for the team's particular organization. ... \ < Yatch added* First placement to Circle K Club which will receive a $200 award. Yatch noted some politicians make career decisions (rather than Second place went to Phi Eta Sigma with a $100 award, and $50 w issue decisions which are not al- awarded to the Council for Exceptional Children for third place. The to] I f*M \ ways in the best interest of the vot- callers from each team will receive gift certificates J Dore concluded by saying, "Thank you very much to all the teams that| ing public. The best way to keep the public interest in clear view*is to participated, everybody did a wonderful job. Unfortunately, not everybody if "Get involved;-! just can't leave a can win but we'll be doing it again next year."! stronger message'' said Yatch. J mm
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Speed bump 'hazards' \upsetting
Student voices outrage at calendar
Dear Editor ? . *S l • I am writing concerning the proposed new calendar, which, as I understand it, will go into Dear Mr. Clark, £& | effect in the fall of 1988.1 feel I speak for the entire Mercyhurst community when I adamantly I have recently driven through the campus of Mercy hurst College. The setting of the collegestate I am totally against the proposed "Spring" Break during the Winter Term. is nice, I find only one problem when driving through the campus... "speed bumps." ! First of all, it cannot be called "Spring" Break - remember, the season of spring begins These so-called speed bumps are located behind the Sesslerapartments. I don't see anything in March, unless it is going to occur a month earlier next year. Second, I don't believe it's wrong with speed bumps, but when you drive over them at 5-10 miles per hour (which you an understatement to say that nobody wants to have a break in February. should be able to do) and your head hits the roof of your car; well. Ifindthat to be very upsetting. Since most families plan vacations during the spring, Spring Break should coincide. Third A speed bump is there to remind you to drive slowly and cautiously. Since I know how bad and most importantly, what about the students'rights?We are the people who pay the tuition; the speed bumps are, the top speed I use when approaching them is 1-2 miles per hour. If you the ones who have aright to and deserve a break during spring. How can Mercyhurst students, care about your car like I do, don' t go any faster than that through this particular parking lot as the college catalog promotes, begin' 'thinking seriously about the needs of others," when I realize the speed bumps were put in for safety, but these are more of a hazard than a safety the administration so obviously doesn't? f precaution. $ | 1 i ^? S § h One of the main reasons I elected to attend Mercyhurst was due to the overwhelming soon!! Thank vou for vour time response I had heard from people (both faculty and students) that "Mercyhurst really cares." Well, now I see Mercyhurst indeed does care - about administrative dictatorship, not students Sincerely, j and their feelings. Daniel J. Church Absolutely enraged, i A Mercyhurst Student i
Athletic Director expresses Motorist concerned with thanks college community 5 speed bump 'atrocity
Dear Editor: Just a short note to thank the college community for its support of the I would like to express my disapproval of the so-called * 'speed bumps*' located in the Men's Basketball team against Gannon on February 17th and against parking lot behind Baldwin Hall and the Sessler Apartments.* LeMoyne on February 26th. I see nothing wrong with nice little slow down bumps to gently remind us not to exceed The student response to the' 'noise and banner'' promotion was particu- 10-15 miles per hour while driving through a parking lot but obviously someone went to hell \yith the joke] V i $g u&. £ larly gratifying. We'll do it again next season. f -3 V ^ :
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:' \ ' AiUn^xpec ting motorist can find him or herselfjolted rather harshly if they climb bumji** in excess of three miles per hour! ST Since I am a mechanic, I know that an immovable object of this height is capable ofcausing damage to the undercarriages of the average automobile. ; I'm 100 percent for safety but those "mountains" are totally ridiculous! I would like to see this atrocity corrected! A.S.A.P.! Thank you.
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and getting sued. You could foe in automobiles and can cause quite a for a very serious lawsuit" bit of damage/' he said, r Conneely stressed that if someAccording to Conneely, no naone wants to use speed bumps, they tional design standards exist for should have a good insurance pol- speed bumps. | icy, g £ "Nobody wants to touch them \ * *I suppose if a property owner because of the liability issue," he has good liability insurance, they said. could probably go ahead and use Mercyhurst's Director of Se(speed bumps)," he said. curity, Merrill Dever said that noThe size and abruptness j of body asked him aboutfthe speed speed bumps can create problems. bumps. These estimates are rough because I "They ;were installed on a took them myself with a ruler, but weekend because when I came into the Mercy hurst speed bumps meas- school one Monday, there they n ure about six inches at the crown were, he said. and are no more than one foot wide. -Dever does not agree with the 'That's a bad design," Con- design of the bumps either. neely said when I gave him my They're absolutely too high,'' estimates. "I don't think they he said. "I have a problem with should be abrupt They should be them myself andldon'teven go that gradual, like a dip." way anymore!" Conneely said a speed bump According to Dever, the Secushould have a gradual rise and a rity department made maintenance gradual decline, stretching over a paint die bumps and install warning six to eight ft area. F signs of the bumps for reasons of "Most speed bumps are very safety, "so nobody would lose the abrupt," he continued. "They can bottom of their car/' * 'Speed bumps have their place cause people to lose control, especially motorcycles and bicycles." in plazas and shopping malls, but //According to Conneely, the I'm,not sure.about them here, general "unwritten" rule is that you Dever said. William Kennedy, Director of should be able to drive comfortably over a speedtbump at about 10 Student Services, noted that Merm.p.h. I can tell you from experi- cy hurst does, indeed have liability ence that driving over Mercy hurst's insurance. speed bumps at 10 m.p.h. takes He also defended the installabravery and a strong tongue. tion of the bumps. "An abrupt speed bump'can "Safety is a necessity due to the scrape the undercarriage of many way some drive on this campus," he said. He also noted that there have
The times they are a changin'
By Chris Kovski Merciad Managing Editor This morning, I was alerted to the fact that there is a pair of Jockey shorts lying in the driveway of St Mark's.* \ Wm: h I'm curious. I've never met any self-motivated underwear in my life. Where do they come from?; I think it's part of a new decadent
By Matthew J. Clark Since "speed bumps" were installed in the parking lot behind Baldwin Hall and Sessler, some may have had a jolting experience or two. Many people of the Mercyhurst community whom I've talked to have expressed their dissatisfaction with die bumps. Speed bumps control traffic. They should be designed with safety in mind. They force cars to slow to protect pedestrians and other motorists in the parking lot and often in trailer courts to protect Children. v ^^*£ For safety behind Baldwin a form of speed control is necessary, but as Thomas J. Conneely, Erie Traffic Engineer sees it, speed bumps are not the best form. "I really discourage their use/* Conneely said. "Whoever thinks about putting in speed bumps ought to be concerned about the liability angle
There is an upsurge in the promotion of underclothes as fashion accessories. Look at the number of women walking around wearing long underwear (and nothing else). * It's also the new advertising campaigns for seat belts. The * "Buckle Up" campaign with a close up of Mickey Mouse's inseam. "Mouse crotch eroticism" is the technical term for it \ ( Such interest in rodent sexual anatomy calls into ^question the motives of today's society. Certainly, times change.'Years ago, Walt Disney came up with a little mouse that starred in a cartoon called "Steamboat Mickey." That was 1934.1
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Now, the Mick is on his own and feeling his oats. Ready and raring to go, the ol* Micker's now showing things that didn't even appear in medical textbooks in 1934. | Times change even faster now. A year ago, it was an unforgivable sin for Jim Bakker to go play gynecologist with Jessica Hahn, a church secretary. She wasn't a prostitute. Now, Jimmy "The Geek" Swaggart has a prostitute undress for him and perform "pornographic acts.'' No big deal. Jimmy, don't pass go, don't collect $200. That was his penalty, in a nutshell. Back to underwear. Why was this garment lying in the roadway? Was it a potential suicide? < . | Perhaps it was murder. Someone didn't like their underwear any more, so they committed Hanicide. Maybe these woe actually Fruit-of-the-Looms. Then I could understand. Any time I see one of those commercials, I'd like to run over the Fruit-of-the-Loom guys. : '& . :M
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Anti w a r jvideo uncovers s o m e A m e r i c a n secrets
By Jill Chiccarino Merciad staff reporter Do you realize that one, just one, MX Missile has 16 times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima? That although the United States has the largest Navy base in the world, it's not even on our own soil? It's in Puerto Rico and it houses the most nuclear weapons than anyplace on Earth. Over 800,000 Russian citizens marched for peace; they don't want nuclear weapons in the East or West There is a strong link between the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis here and abroad; and that the U.S. government has used the KKK and the Nazi party in support of some of its issues. If you are finding some of these facts interesting, amazing and/or somewhat unbelievable, I'm sorry to say that you missed out on one of the most informative presentations of the recent Academic Celebration. "Voices In Dissent"rAmerican Imperialism? was presented by Tim Winbush, a senior social work mqjor, and student president of the Association of Black Collegians. Winbush commented to the group that he personally enjoyed the video and it's topics because' i t covered so many issues" that are troubling our nation. y The video itself was an anti-war documentary,, narrated by Richie Havens, a musical performer and Civil Rights activist, with the help of two young Indian girls Meghan, 10, and Toni, 8. The girls added their share of thoughtful insight At this young age, these children go out on the streets of New York City petitioning to keep itfreeof Nuclear f Cruise Missiles. * ' t The video was produced to raise the voices of people in the Western world who arefightingAmerica's foreign intervention, poverty? and nuclear escalation. ' One Vietnamese American, in the video, stated,"I can't picture myself in another country shooting someone who looks like me," just because that is what the American government tells me to do. It's not right People have to make justice happen. They shouldn't be afraid of the American government and policy* jf America is increasing the danger of war^ Germans protest U.S. missiles in their country, English citizens do the same. The media portrays that the U.S. is going in and helping these countries, as well as Third World nations such as £1 Salvador. These people don't even want the U.S. there. During the discussion that followed the video, people had a few comments worth mentioning. One student thought the video was full of good ideas, but simplistic in the thought that people will unite this way; sometimes jeopardizing their jobs and families tof support the issues at hand. j Another person believed if you don't support the military's actions, such as the Navy in the Persian Gulf, then you shouldn't allow them to be glorified when the ships come to dock in Erie, as they do every summer. But we have to remember to start out small and move upwards. No one can change the World in one day, month or year. People need to contact their Congressmen gand Senators and ask thenrto oppose such issues as Star Wars and aid to the Contras. Even more important, people have to get out and vote.
President, Tim Winbushi The video is an effort to get Americans involved in what is really going on around them. If people are afraid to speak, things will stay the same. One thing the American system fears is about action. "People can change things," the video stated, "they need to get back in the streets, the Vietnam War ended because of the force."! - I
'88 Celebration shows increased interest
By Matthew J. Clark Merciad Editor "The 1988 Academic Celebration was a big success," Mercy hurst President Dr/William P.
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When all the events were finished, tne| numbers were impressive. Twenty-five hundred people in all attended the events, with 800 of them comingfromthe city. This is a marked improvement over attendance at last year's celebration, which had about 2000 Jin attendance. "The celebration generated more^ interest than last year's," Garvey said. 4 There were very few sessions canceled this year and in most cases everything ran smoothly. Even the last event of die celebration, on Ireland and what's going on in that country, was well attended. ' * S tuden t attendance was good," Garvey said. "Overall, the attendance was very good and that's very encouraging. Garvey emphasized that no other college in the area offers this kind of an eventforits students and surrounding community. | "It's an enormous undertaking/ ' he said.' 'Other colleges offer a guest lecturer or a lecture series, but none of them have as extensive : and diverse an event as this. "The celebration really shows the diversity of this institution's interest ami shows many dimensions of the college's skills. It shows our commitment for education. It's a classic example of learning for learning's sake. "It shows an academic vitality and interest It's an exciting and pulsating event which shows where the college is at and enhances the college's reputation as a center for 9 academic learning. ' . Overall, there were 45 event two days that the celebration 1 1 The celebration featured
speakers from outside the college community. ?f I According to Garvey, this year's Academic Celebration was "a marked improvement" over last year's. 1 ' ^-"The outside speakers were stronger and the student participation was wider/' he said. I While many students took advantage of this unique learning opportunity, there were some who did not attend. "Those who took a holiday only hurt themselves," Garvey stressed. "They missed something first rate. This is also an important part of their education. By not attending, they showed that they hadn't yet learned what college is all
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According to Garvey, the faculty "were terrific", with faculty turnout showing considerable improvementfromlast year's event . ! 'They were exceptional in both offering events I and attending them," - Garvey^ said of Mercyhurst's faculty. * jftj Garvey said that the college's experiment with this type of event is becoming easier to organize, although it's still a great task, i • 'We're getting a feel for how to make it work," he said. "Academic Celebration III will be bigger and better!" Next year's event may be expanded to three days and feature more outside, nationally known speakers. Eventually, Garvey would lite to see the event run for several days. i The marie of the success of an event like this is what those who attended thought of it and, as Garvey explained, people generally liked the celebration. 44 We drew a lot of favorable comments throughout the city/' he said. 4. __t "This year's Academic Celebration was a lingering result of our 60th Anniversary Celebration. It was most worthwhile/1
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dreamy, ironic lyrics that suit the relaxed sound. x The instruments on side one are lovely,'precise demonstrations of O'Connor's finesse. It is the songs with vocals that leave the most lasting Let me say at the outset that this reviewer is biased when it co impression. The dark, cracklings cover of Lennon and McCartney's music of Marty O'Connor and Friends - the only time I've seen 4 'Things We Said Today/ * featuring dartingflutelines, changes the feel of was while indulging in too much nightlife at the Bel Aire. the originally teen-age ballad into sophisticated, moody workout I Subsequent listenings to the group's album, Marty's Cafe, Side two features morefluteby Phil Papotnik and a swirling, popping proved that the music is as good on the morning after as on the nij fretless electronic bass by David Blaetz. The band's version of Van - try saying THAT about another local band. Morrison's classic "Moondance"fis a pleasure. | The band's music is a seamless amalgam of pop, jazz, and sometimes sounding like Willie Nelson fronting Steely Dan pU * Van Morrison, with his Celtic soul phasing and intense, passionate Scaggs. The pleasing part is how this format is used to give -< drive, may well be the best vocalist in contemporary music O'Connor standards, familiar pop favorites, and approaches the song from a lighter even classical forays. angle, playing with the groove. Instead of being merely derivative, $ Marty's Cafe is obviously inthe O'Connor "Moondance" betended as a showcase for O'Connor comes listenable, danceable fun. and the band. The album successfully | Admittedly, Marty's Cafe may not captures the intimacy that is the corbe for everyone. There is nothing on nerstone |of the sound (the whole this album you can bang your head to, thing is nearly identical in quality to nothing you will hold your lighter in the band's live performance). the air for (although I may have done both of these at the Bel Aire). The first side focuses on O'Connor's pensive but funky solo What therefis is a relaxed interstyle, with a light, airy coverof Hoagy group dynamic that comes only when talented people get used tojplaying Carmichael's "Old Rocking Chair's with other talented people. There is a Got Me.' j The atmosphere is reminisspontaneous communication between cent of Willie Nelson's "Stardust," ; musicians, and a hell of a lot of good but with more sophistication. > music produced thereby. $* O'Connor's original ballad And that should be enough for fe'd Go To Paris" has the kind of most of us. £ Mercyhurst music instructor, Marty O'Connor By Allan Carpenter Merciad record review
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kde "with safety in mind." been speed bumps at St Mark's for "I wish there were another some time. Some of die reasons for making the Baldwin parking lot a way of doing it'' Kennedy said of "through" lot was for fire truck the speed bumps. "They really do work; almost access, but according to Kennedy, the college wanted to avoid a traffic too well. If the alternative is to have nothing, then I'd rather have the problem. '. y "We didn't want the lot being bumps." used as a through street," he said. r Conneely suggested re-designRight now, motorists can drive from ing the parking area as an alternative Parade SL to Briggs Ave. by using to speed bumps. He said that if you eliminate any straight-line traffic the Baldwin parking lot patterns through the parking lot Corpora! Martin of the Pennsyl- you will slow the cars down, pervania State Police said that he had no haps even more effectively than the knowledge of any national or state speed bumps. standards regarding speed bumps. I "You can re-design the parking "Most (speed bumps) are on area so that there * s not a direct route private property, so they're not through the lot" he said. "A maze layout is most effective.'' Conneely governed," Martin said. •t Harold George, director of described a maze layout as one Maintenance here* at Mercyhurst which makes drivers travel through said the decision to install the bumps a lot in an " S " pattern or zig-zag. "We're i(Erie Traffic Dept) was a joint one between "upper management and the Maintenance basically against speed bumps,'' he Dept ^j said. "We discourage them." 44 I would say,that for the most We did it to protect any pedes* trians that might be walking through part speed bumps are a good idea. It's just that these speed bumps are (the Baldwin lot)," he said. According to George, in the last too high and may be doing more summer and during the warmer harm than good for many students months, people were speeding who have to replace suspension through there. > * -,; parts prematurely on their cars. At " We wanted to slow them the very least these speed bumps should be re-designed, if not redown," he said. * George said that the decision moved entirely.
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To Whom It May Concern: J We have all heard the expression, "I've got good news and bad 9 news '. The good news is that the crowd for the LeMoyne basketball game was the largest of the year. The bad news is that it was the last home game. The good news is that the crowd was extremely vocal and supportive. The bad news is that a monetary incentive needed to be provided in order to motivate the student body. '. f Webster defines apathy as," 1. lack of emotion 2. lack of interest; listicss condition; unconcern; indifference' *. That comes pretty close to hitting die mark in regard to the student support shown this basketball season. \ It is a shame, but why is it so? The team has had a mediocre season - as indicated by their record. It is much easier to support a winner, a] teamonaroU. I wondered at the LeMoyne game what difference it might have made if the team had had the total support of the college from day one. I remember from my basketball day s, (some question if those days actually ousted) that the impact of a vocal crowd could spur the team on, often enough to make the difference between winning and losing. Granted, we lost the game to LeMoyne but what impact could we, the fans, have made on the team's record. The bad news is apathy runs high among the students. The good news is that there is always next year. |
k Davis broi thundering By Jean Deegan Merciad Sports Editor I The Lakers basketball team had a lough week. At the beginning of 4 Hurst lost in overtime toEdinboro. Vinnie DiMella hit a three pointer to send the game into overtime. With two seconds remaining, Jose Davis sank two free throws for the Scot win. The scoring attack was led by Todd Lee with 25. He also added 11 boards and four steals. DiMella had IS points and six rebounds. Phalon Bass chipped in 14. 'Rounding out die other players in double figures were Chris Mindach and Mark Davis with 11 and 10 respectively.
1500 noisy fans, but the large crowd and the pandemonium was not enough to lift; the Lakers over the Dolphins. The crowd was so loud that people's ears were ringing. | The Lakers were down 80-78 when Todd Lee sank a three pointer to give the 'Hurst the lead with 14 seconds remaining, but for the second time in the week, the Lakers sent an opposing player to the charity stripe. The opposing player handled the clutch situation well by sinking both ends to put a damper on the Laker's plans to end die reg ular season win by upsetting the Midweek, the 'Hurst traveled to fourteenth ranked Dolphins. The scoring attack was again by Buffalo to take on the University of Buffalo. The Lakers got off to 41- Todd Lee with 21. He also came Sincerely, \ 33 half time lead taking advantage down with 11 boards. Mark Davis Michael Barnes, Instuctor % added 14 points and got a career of the Bulls 21 turnovers. Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Mgmt In the second half of the contest high 14 off the glass. Mindach and the Bolls had better ball control and Moncrieffe each chipped in 12. only committed three more turnMercyhurst was strong on the overs. The Lakers were up by 14 boards, out rebounding die Dolwhen the Bulls began to charge. The phins 39-31, but that was not Bulls were successful and the final enough to counter the perfect perscore ended in there favor, 77*69. formance at the foul line from the Mindach led the 'Hurst scorers with Dolphins. 18. Davis added 16, fourteen of The 'Hurst now will take part in those coming in the first half, j Lee the MBCC tournament at Gannon and Moncrieffe each contributed 10 Thursday through Saturday. ?Todd points. Lee also brought down 11 Lee was also named to thefirstteam boards. of the MECC. Phalon Bass was I Friday night the Lakers returned named Sophomore of the Year for home to the Campus Center and the MECC. I f
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The 'Hurst hockey team ended the season with 7-1 loss to Brockport State. The Lakers lone goal came from Scott Patterson with y jean veegan John McKenna and Mark Nagal Merciad Sports Editor getting the assist In the goal for the Lakerfans were loud and proud during f 9 leers was Gary Bowles with 31 last Friday s 'Noise & Banner Night The Lady Lakers season came to saves. Their record to end the seaa close this week, winning one out son was 16-7. of three outings. The Lakers lost to eleventh ranked Gannon 62-39. The Lakers were playing without the services of Lisa Maxson and The Olympics came to a close Sunday evening in Calgary. Though starting point guard Rene' Johnson, both were out due to the accident the games arc over there arc still the names and faces of the winners and Leading scorers for the'Hurst were losers in the minds of many people. Kelly Murphy with 12 and Dell The United States team didn't do as well as expected. It was a Morris added 11. Morris also heartbreak year for the U.S. athletes. The largest heartbreak occurred grabbed 11 boards. with the Women's U.S. Ski Team. The team was injury plagued. For The Lakers traveled to The swimmers had a reschedSpeed Skating, Dan Jansen had to cope with the death of his sister and in both of his races he fell and was not in contention for a medal. The uled meet against Allegheny. The LeMoyne Saturday. This was Kelly last heartbreak was in Women's Figure Skating with CarynKadavy and men lost 113-26. Dan Herr was the Murphy's day in the sun. She reDebi Thomas., Caryn spent most of her life training for the Olympics only swimmer to have a first place corded 24 points,^ four of which only to come down with thefluon the last day of competition and had finish. He caputured the 200 yard were three pointers to put her over to drop out. Debi Thomas, on the other hand, was infirstplace going into freestyle. For the women, Tina 1000 career points. Other players in Kaliszak led the team with two first double 'figures included Maxson the last day of competition. \ During her long program Debi had two placefinishesin the 100 yard back- with 12, Jean Ruby and Dell Morris mistakes which destroyed her hopes for the gold medal, but she ended stroke and the 200 yd medley relay. each added 10. j with bronze. . # Monday evening the Lady LakThere were many sad and disappointing moments for the U.S. The women's record dropped to 0Olympic Team. I would imagine thatthis disappointment occurs within 8 with the 112-S7 loss to Allegheny. ers returned to take on Daemen in front of a larger than normal crowd. each country, but one thought overrides the previous one, which is, The team did not let them down. "The athletes of the nations came to do their best and if they didn't »t They won 73-55. receive a medal then it just wasn't meant to be
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' There were four seniors that finished their basketball careers. Two of the four were among the scoring leaders for the game. They were Kelly Murphy and Jean Ruby with 19 and 12 points respectively. 9 The other two seniors Rene Johnson and Patty Duffy performed well to end their careers. The other players in double figures were sophomores Lisa Maxson with 14 and Dell Morris with 10. The 'Hurst was down 36-30 at the half and came back to out score Daemen43-19 in the second stanza. Rebounding leaders for the Lakers were Morris with 11 and Murphy with eight The Lady Lakers end their season with a 7-16 record. Kelly Murphy was named Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances against Gannon and LeMoyne.