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ByT inn Palmer Merciad Staff Reporter : At first glance, you might think it was just any student leaning lifelessly against the wall waiting for his 8:15 a.m. classroom to be opened. Bat upon closer examination, the frame of the limp body identifies itself, ^ r a H The missing skeleton .reported stolen on Thuusday, Jan. 23, * from the art department has been returned, according to Thomas Hubert, assistant professor of art and director of the Cummings Gallery, fag^jjjjaj 1 I P \ 1 § H *** A couple of weeks ago, the $400 skeleton, which is used by the art department for anatomy drawing, was reported missing. Three
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days later, it was back. Other than a missing shin bone and foot, it was returned intact Hubert has no idea who took die bony structure but believes it was simply a prank. "My feeling is that it was probably a joke," he said. He thinks that the story spread to enough people after it happened, and someone just decided to give it back I As for the partially disrriembered leg, Hubert said he will hold off in buying a transplant in hopes that the old bones will reappear. He said that from now on the skeleton will be put in storage when it is not in use. He said, however, that the hours for the studio will probably stay the same, since he wants to keep it available to students as much as nossihkv m& '
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By Mary Medure BU Merciad Staff Reporter jjf Communityj service involvement looks excellent on a resume. That is just one of the benefits of joining Mercy hurst Circle-K. According to club treasurer Jamie Williams, the opportunity to gain valuable career contacts can also be beneficial to students in the future. I 'Circle-K is a community service organization which not only serves the community, but helps it to grow,*' said Sara Hughey, president She said that the club gives her the opportunity to work with people in management positions and public offices. District Attorney William 'Rusty' CunningCunoingham lectures to Circle-K about the function of the district attorney ham spoke tcftfuTClubT as~well* as The entire Mercyhurst community, on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Sullivan Hall. "What Goes on in the we certify more juveniles in adult court," $ I ? f District Attorney's Office," was the title of Cunningham said. The club is sponsored by Erie Kiwanis Club Cunningham's speech. He said that approximately 80 to 90 percent of all crimes are com- and advised by Kiwanian Gary Bukowski, vice mitted, due to alcohol and drug-related prob- president of institutional advancement Grace lems. He added that this problem affects the Bruno is the club vice-president Anyone interyouth of today. "The value of human life isn't ested in becomingj>art of the Circle-K family 3 what it used to be. Presently in the DA.' s office, should call 824-2950. ^
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Movie night at the Carolyn Herrmann Union.
6 p jn. Women's Basketball vs Gannon University. ^ 8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Gannon University.
MBA aids in job hunt)
By David McQuillen Merciad Staff Reporter
Resident assistant recruiting begins
By Suzanne Coneglio Merciad Staff Reporter Are you a student looking to take on some responsibility! next year? If your answer is yes then becoming a resident assistant (RJ\.) is the job for you. Dr. Gary Brown, director of resident life, says "we are looking for someone who will take all the responsibilities seriously, not just the paperwork. "We don't want a/goodygoody', we want an employee. Not someone who is »tdoing it for a free ride or for the money. %IV to become an R.A. a student must Inord have a 2.5 GPA, 50 credit hours, and a g < disciplinary standing. At this point, it isn't exactly known as to how many new R. A.*s will be needed, but there are about 20 new ones every year, and 32 in all. |p The process of becoming an R .A. is very long and complicated. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the invitations are sent out to the candidates. The candidate will be interviewed by the residence life senior staff, two resident assistants, two students, and finally, by Dr. Brown. It is a two-month process which ends on Thursday, April 2 with the letters of appointment and assignment "We want role models, someone people aspire to
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8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs Pitt-Johnstown
8 pan. Men's Basketball vs Lake Erie College.
Zurn Recital Halt The Dating Game.
In order to help Mercyhurst students gain a better understanding of job interviews, job searching and proper business attire, the Mercyhurst Business Association is promoting a Professional Development Workshop. The event, open to all Mercyhurst students, takes place on Saturday Feb. 8 in the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union, beginning at 1 p.m. Students will have the chance to listen to, and interact with, several professionals. There will be three guest speakers there who will give presentations and answer students' questions. Robert Kline, director of human resources at Marine Bank, will conduct mock interviews for all students interested in participating. Gaye Catania, personnel director of MegaCard, will show students how to conduct an effective job search. Topics addressed will include; where to find job openings, where to find job listings, and how to follow up on potential job leads. |r \ Jack Battaglia of Diamond Men's Shop, and Jennifer Angert of Casual Corner, will coordinate a fashion show specifically tailored to business dressing in a business environment g All students are encouraged to attend this free event For more information, stop in the business office.
look at," said Brown. In return for becoming an R.A., the person selected will receive free room and board if living in McAuley, Baldwin, Egan halls. If an R A. is residing in Briggs or die Mercy Apartments, they receive free room, but not board. Andrea Zorkle, assistant director of residence life says, "Our main goal is to hire quality students who understand the position, appreciate the challenges, and accept them." ' 'We are hoping for a number of students to apply. The R.A. must have the respect of students, and be able to do the job properly," says Brown. | If you are interested in becoming an R A and have been previously written up or in trouble with the school, you may still apply for the position. Minor infractions won't work against the individual unless they are repetitive acts. J Larry Kozlowski, assistant director of residence life says, "We want an individual who is sincere and interested in developing themselves and others at Mercyhurst We want the students'stay at Mercyhurst to be as comfortable as possible. The R.A. has to help develop and grow along with the students." If you are interested in the position and would like more information, please call the housing office at extension 2423. f
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Editor's Note: This column^ is to let the Mercyhurst community know what is happening in the international, national and •:»K arenas. The news is gathered from a variety of sources.
By Angela M. Camp Merciad News Editor INTERNATIONAL: Haiti —After a military coup on September 30, which toppled Haiti's first democratic government, about 12,000 Haitians have arrived at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Friday, Jan. 31, the Supreme Court voted to send the refugees back to Haiti. Thefirst400 arrived on Monday, Feb. 3, most of whom are afraid of political persecution. Turkey — On Saturday, Feb. 1, an avalanche destroyed a third of a town and killed at least 50 people and left 30 missing. Thirteen of the 40 homes in Gormec were buried. Several other villages were similarly hit by avalanches on Saturday, and at least 178 people were killed. * M I I England -- On Thursday, Feb. 6, Queen Elizabeth II will observe the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne. It is also the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, so there will be no celebration on Thursday.
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year's ceremony Sunday, pfe By Susan Lee Eback preparing for a role in his ft Merciad Contributing Writer ingfilm,"Groundhog Da What does this mean to you, a A record crowd ofaround 3000 Mercyhurst College student? The shivering people wait, some drink- answer is simple.. .absolutely nothing coffee or beer. The VII /d started ing! ? gathering about 5:30 a.m. Among Mercyhurst College is located the onlookers i s a group o f top in Erie, Pa., not 60 miles southeast hatted and tuxedoed members of in Punxsutawney, Pa. There is only the "Inner Circle." one fact that you, if you aren't an Movie star Bill Murray is ob- Erie native must realize. Erie has serving from a sound controlled no spring,fcvenit Phil says spring *h. I I S I I I is another six weeks away, it is not What j brings these people tc relevant to this northwestern corGobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney ner of Pennsylvania. Pa. this particular February mornErie doesn't have spring. The ing? p I i' | m next season observed here will be
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summer. It may start as early as mid-May or as late as mid-June. The calendar lists thefirstday of spring as March, but there have been Memorial Days in Erie where you have needed gloves at the cook out Remember as you hear stories of the furry rodent's accuracy at predictions, you are in Erie, Pa.-the land of NO spring. Editor's Note: SourcesErie Morning News; February 3, 1992 § The Reader's Digest; February 1992., The Pride Of Punxsutawney by Barbara Hanson Pierce
Argentina — The president of Argentina, Carlos Saul Menem, signed a decree o n Tuesday,»Feb. 3 that will open Argentina's secret government files on Nazi war criminals who* fled'there as Nazi Germany collapsed. Officials say that the public will probably have W V to the documents within the week. &
NATIONAL: Los Angeles-On March 3,1991, Rodney King was beaten by four white police officers. The four men goon trial this week. According to critics, brutality is common within the department King currently is in physical and psychological therapy, and suffers memory lapses, slurred speech, nightmares; walks with a limp, and is unable to work. New York - On Sunday, Feb. 2, during a robbery in Queens, two girls, ages two and five, were shot in the head. Their mother was critically injured, and their 17-year-old sister was grazed. The sister pretended she was dead and witnessed the murder of her younger sisters. Police believe that the children's baby sitter and her husband participated in the crime. I \ * Indianapolis — Mike Tyson's defense tactics became clear as the lawyers described Tyson as being so lewd to the Miss Black America contestants that anyone who went out with him had to know that he only had sex on his mind. The 18-year-old woman who accused Tyson of raping her testified that she had seen no offensive behavior when she met him. Buffalo- The 1971 prison uprising at Attica was the subject of a $2.8 billion lawsuit The jury held a deputy warden liable for violence in retaking the prison. Former Deputy Warden Karl Pfeil was held liable for die beating and torturing of inmates during and after the assault Police killed 29 inmates and 10 hostages in the assault LOCAL:
dom House Dictionary as a \ chuck - a stocky burrowing North American rodent The marmola monox hibernates in the winter. . The MacMillian Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia states groundhog to be a belligerent rodent Who wouldn't be? How would you react to being awakenedfromyour winter nap and then yanked into the cold dawn air infrontof 2000-plus staring people and television cameras. That is "what happened to Punxsutawney Phil for the past 105 years. To add insult to injury, Phil, after his rude awaking, must predict the length! of the remaining winter. Since 1987, he has been forecasting the coming spring by seeing or not seeing, as the case may be, his shadow. This year Phil saw his shadowthat translates into six more weeks of winter weather. "He's right about 90 percent of the time," according to Jimmy Means. He is the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle. He is also Phil's interpreter. I ' According to Barbara Hanson Pierce * in a recent issue of the
The Mercyhurst community enjoyed the revelry of the winter formal on Friday, Jan. 31 at theErie Quality Plaza Hotel as exemplified by H "m left to right) Emily Sand, Ryan Garvey, Suzanne Coneglio, [i Glahn. Mike Clark and Linda Dzeskewicz were crowned King Queen Flake of 1991. *
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With the announcement of an upcoming talk show with members of 5 the Ku Klux Klan on WLKK, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is seeking a boycott of the radio station. The station says it is practicing its First Amendmentrightsand Committee Chairpeople: The environmental and drug and alcowelcomes any opposing views. The interview will not be conducted hol committees still need to elect at the radio station's office for safety reasons. 'r$&- I •>:• i
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that they make the club open to anyone - not just history majors and minors. The constitution may be resubmitted once it is revised. Political Correctness Dave Murphy assured t)fe I the MSG money that wiaFused __ bring this debate on campus during Academic Celebration was well spent S£
Fundraiser: MSG is looking for an idea for a major fundraiser. A Monte Carlo night and horscracing night were looked into, but would be subject to strict gambling laws. A dance marathon is a possibility. Any suggestions are welcome. Winter Formal: Thanks went out to Julie Theiss* Cass Shimck and all those w h o help out with
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History Constitution: fcCay Maloney will ask to have part of Dance: There will be a dance the newly * proposed history on Friday, F e b . 7 , in the Carolyn constitution changed. She will ask Herrmann Student I In i™
the winter formal. They are now in the process of putting together a report on the dance and would like feedback from the students.
Merciad offends educational code
An Open LettertoKevin McHugh: Since reading your article in last week's Merciad, in which you advocate the distribution of condoms by the Health Office, I have felt obliged to write this response. At first reading, I was alarmed; at second reading, I was angered, then saddened. At this moment, that last attitude stays with me when I realize, not sotmuch that these opinions circulate on the Mercy hursi campus, but that they appear as a necessary service to the student body in a campus paper that bears as its title the very word that identifies the this educational code. Sisters of Mercy. 1 I believe it also offends not The thought brings a flood of only the Sisters who, through the memories: the sacrifices and the years, have followed those' pioyears of service the Foundress and neers in service at Mercyhurst; but her companion on the first faculty I assume that others among the gave to this institution, their efforts administration and faculty disagree to build and develop a college - a with your view on this matter. Catholic college of good repute, As a contrary to the lead - thought one with all that name meant to in your article, I ask you to ponder them; academic excellence, cultural this principle: Prevention of AIDS and moral formation, compliance is a personal responsibility, not an with Judaeo-Christian values. Institutional one. article, in my Sister M. Eustace Taylor and an arrogant
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By Karen McGuire Editor-in-Chief % 1 The answers to life's questions are not always black and white. Most of the time there's a gray area that needs to be considered. Let's take, for example, the latest media propaganda about the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) visiting this summer. It's not just a black verses white issued I The KKK has a democratic right to demonstrate and express their views. Yes, their beliefs may stink, but nonetheless, they have a right to smell in public. They can't be arrested for that Isn't America beautiful? I do not agree with what the KKK symbolizes. I cannot comprehend how hatred like that which exists in the KKK organization and other white supremacist groups rooted itself in this country of "the land of the free. How do these groups survive? I'm sure a lot of it has to do with all the media hype that's been going on. I wish the media would ignore it or at least wait until they have proof that the group is actually coming. All this attention is just causing more tension in the Erie area - tension that is unneeded in a city where racial friction already exists. | Yes, that'sright,even here in the wonderful city of Erie, racism haunts die streets. In fact, discrimination even exists on this campus. Oh, it may not wear a white hooded costume, but it's here. 1*1 remember an incident that involved me last year. It remains a vivid scene in my memory. You see, on the eve of my 21st birthday, a group of buddies offered to take me out It was approaching midnight, so I started my venture across campus. i Because of the late hour, a group of freshmen "boyz" volunteered to walk with me and secure my journey. When I approached the apartment building, my buddies came outside to meet me. That's when they called me aside and said, "Karen, you're welcome to come to our place, but your friend isn't." You see, one of the "boyz" was black and even though he was a good friend, they didn't want me to associate with him. *' # I was furious to say the least The "boyz" insisted on leaving and not causing problems. But, I wasn't going to let them leave without me. After I told my buddies I wouldn't go with them to the bar if they were the last people on earth, I went back home and celebrated with my true friends. j
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was an envelope with money to be buy the train. That same day, a card used for presents for the children. with an equal amount of money The Saturday before Christmas, This family had a little boy who g arrived from another Mercyhurst I had an opportunity to become had pestered his mother with a wish family that made it possible for her part of an experience that made me for a train. to buy the train and gifts for the rest He told his mother that he knew of the family. very proud to be a member of the Mercyhurst Community. It also gave that Santa Claus would bring him a This past Christmas, there were me my best Christmas experience train. His mother told him that there a number of notable examples of in a while. I have always known was a recession this year and Santa generosity. The college sponsored that Christmas is for children, but I had laid off a number of elves and Christmas on Campus and approximust have forgotten it in the last there probably wouldn't be any mately 75 young members of the few years. This experience is also trains this year. The Saturday the Erie Community who have been an example of the generosity that is delivery was made, the family had raised in needy homes, were hosted inherent in the Mercyhurst Com- gone to an Advent ceremony at by the members of the Mercyhurst munity. their parish. The wish was never Community for a day of activities I had the simple job of deliver- revealed, but Father assured him and gifts. This program was initiated by Delta Mu Delta, the Naing a care package to a family. The his wish would come true. delivery contained four boxes of After the ceremony, the little tional Honor Society in Business food, enough to feed a family of boy told his mother that Father had Administration. This year, J Delta four for a month. The family con- just verified that Santa was bring- Mu Delta was joined by the Stusisted Of the mother and three chil- ing him the train. Hie mother told dent Activity Committee, Council dren. In addition to the food, there me the money would be used to for Exceptional Children, Circle K and Mercyhurst Student GovernmenL As a result of this occasion, a number of informal requests for assistance was made by various sources. Mercyhurst College's First Class newspaper These requests were collected as rated by the Associated Collegiate Press by Mary Borden Cass, the volunFEBRUARY 6 , 1 9 9 2 VOL. 65 NO, 14 teer coordinator of the Religious ; v Editor-in-Chief Karen McGulre Study Program and the Campus \ News Editor Angela M. Camp Ministry office. While this group \ Features Editor Jute Gardner was collecting the names of the Arts and Entertainment Editor Anne McNeils needy, another group on our cam > v Sports Editor pus was securing the funds to meet Joseph Legter Photo Editor John Furlong the needs. Larry Kozlowski, you Copy Editor Holly Fulmer may remember, had a sale of tradi.Advertising Manager Yvonne Maher tional Polish Christmas items in Faculty Advisor Timothy Moriarty the Student Union. All proceeds of MERCIAD STAFF the sale went to buy hams for St Martin's Center. In addition to Keith Courson Aaron Macerelli John Danknich Craig Rybczynski Larry's efforts, Dr. Brown had Dan McQuillen Grace Bruno Lisa Brown approved, as a Christmas activity, Adria Stalsky Garth McCurdy Robyn Braunroth Ed Hess a loose change night" The ResiSuzanne Coneglio Katie Johnson TriciaKuhar Tamara Moriarty dent Life staff was able to collect John Bruno Amy Fitzgerald Dave McQuillen over $300 from our resident stuMia Yuricki Todd Palmer Nicole Geraci dents. This amount was matched Julie Theiss Steve Rush Michelle Ryan by an anonymous source. Glenn Ondick Leon Mumford Patty Suk At this point, the. work force Laura Blabec Chris Fiely was reduced by the Christmas break Beth Nichols with the vast majority of the students leaving the campus. Roberta Bukowski, director of personnel, he Merciad is the student-produced newspaper i pitched in and went on some seriMercyhurst College, Box 161,501 E. 38th St., ous shopping sprees. Roberta purErie, Pa., 16546. Phone 824-2376 ^ chased a significant amount of ft laterial for publication must be subralttedTSy for .four families and had money on the Monday before publication. left over. Roberta's generosity did not end with the purchase of the ...-„Jvelcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, care \ packages. I had the job of but the name can he withheld by request under certain conditions. delivering one of the care packages to a family. v My experience is, that as he Merciad s editorial opinion is determined a community, we are very other* |by the Editorial Board with the Editor holding centered. > ill responsibility. The opinions expressed in Sincerely, ie Merciad are not necessarily those of - E. William Kennedy ie Merciad. its staff or Mercyhurst College. Dean of Students Dear Editor:
A>t least when people rally inJKKK costumes, society knows they're bigots. I think society should be more concerned about those who wear a mask in private.
You see, discrimination is here on campus. It's everywhere. Maybe, the KKK's visit to Erie shouldn't be as much of a big deal as the media is building it up to be. After all, discrimination walks the streets every day. The only difference is that the people who are using racial slurs, telling racist jokes and discriminating against minorities are not always dressed in white and wearing hoods. In a way, I don't think it should bother people that the KKK is coming to town. Ignore them. At least when people rally in KKK costumes, society knows they're bigots. I think society should be more concerned about those who wear a mask in The KKK can be controlled. Minorities can build op a defense strategy to defend themselves against such groups. But, those who hide their biases can strike at any moment As long as we have people hiding behind black and white painted glasses, the problem of racism will continue to exist t The solution lies in recognizing it andfindingthe gray area of racial harmony** %
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By John J. Bruno Merciad Staff Columnist I've finally decided what would liven up this campus over the cold winter months. Yep! I got die panacea... along with a good or bottle a* snake oil. I be stolon' now. Bitchen! y I'll bet you're wondering what I know} that you don't \^^ Maybe if you're really, really J nice I'll tell you. First I'd like to comment on the Ozzy Osbourne concert last Saturday night As the lights dimmed and the music roared, chills ran down my spine like icy fingers. The stage opened and there he was, Ozzy Osbourne, the bat-biting madman and former lead vocalist of the 4 one and only true * doom rock" band Black Sabbath. He opened up with the tide track from his * *Bark at the Moon'' LP. It was hard to believe that this man has been performing for close to 25 years (the first Sabbath album came out in 1969). # His "Ozzness" hasn't lost it, either. In fact, his live performance of War Pigs, an old Sabbath tune, was better than the original studio recording, as far as I am concerned. Yes, the' 'Madman*' was back. * - \ \ %I A However, when the show was over, I was disturbed to see the predictable sight of "religious" protesters outside. They had the cross set up and an intercom. I'm sure many of you can picture the whole scene. Pamphlets were flying. According to these fanatics, rock in roll is Satan's music. \ * What a bunch of jerks. Calling Ozzy Osbourne, the man who refers to Jim Baker as " the Devil with a crucifix,'' a servant of Satan is just plain ridiculous. What a load of trash that is. The thing that annoys me the most is that the majority of these protesters have probably never listened to even one Ozzy song. You can't even enjoy good music without someone stepping on your toes. Also, it is worth mentioning that Ozzy Osbourne picked up the tab so the Erie AIDS Council could pass out free condoms at the show. Well, I guess it's time to tell you about the cure for the winter 4i blues. The first annual Mercyworld Nude Olympics." Just let it sink in for a moment The nude hockey could be held in the ice rink immediately after the nude ice dancing and figure skating. Other events could be held in the Campus Center. The Nude Olympics could be held as a celebration of the beauty of the human body in response to the nakedness and smut shown on television every day. Some people lump naked and nude into the same category, but they are different concepts. All of the proceeds could go to a local charity (possibly the clothing funds of the. Salvation Army). I got the idea for this from an Erie Daily Times article on nude college events that take place around the country. The word for today is "exposure."
SAC is sponsoring a scavenger hunt on Sunday, Feb. 9. A list of the items that need to be found can be picked up at the Coffeehouse on Thursday night or on Friday in the student union. There is a $50 prize for first place and $25 for second place. This week's "Film for Discussion" is La Femme Nikita. It will be shown on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Zurn Recital Hall. The French film (which has English subtitles), takes a candid look at the French drug culture. Thefilmis free to members of the Mercy h urst community. Valentine's Day cakes are being sold by Eta Sigma Delta. The cost is $6. Orders must be received by Monday, Feb. 11. For further details, call Ann at 825-5993. The Mercyhurst Business Association (MBA) is sponsoring Banana Sandwiches
a career workshop that will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8. It will be held in the Union, beginning at 1 p.m. Auditions will be held for Th e Fantastkks on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre, and on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Zurn Recital Hall. A prepared song is requested. If you have any questions, call Igor Stalsky at 824-2347 (office) or at 82507H (home), i J H On Saturday, Feb. 29, there will be a Monte Carlo Nite in the St Paul Center at 453 W 16 St from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Admission is $2. There will be free food while it lasts, and games (you must be 18 years old to participate). The grand prize is $2000., For more information, call 864-7033 or 4545555. t McQuillen
Julie Theiss would like to thank everyone who helped her prepare for the Winter Formal. "Thanks to all of you, it was a great success." "Radio Dialogue" will be aired on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8 ajn. The topic of discussion will be "Warrenpoint" with guest Denis Donoghue. "Soundings" wil be aired on Sunday Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be "Cultural contests." Guests will include Harold Marcus, Franklin Knight and Richard Schramm. "Head to Head" follows both of these mornings shows Sunday at 9 a.m. The topic for discussion isi" American cities: Recline or Regeneration?" •The last of the Sunday mornings shows is "Consider the Alternatives" at 9:30 am. This episode presents three perspectives of the U.S. economic policy from: Duane D. Fitzgerald, Dr. Laura D' Andrea and Denis Hayes. An exhibit of the. Scholastic Art Awards show is currently in the Cumrniiigs Gallery of the Hammermill Library. The exhibit features photographs, pencil sketches and paintings, among other things. It will continue until Friday, Feb. 14. i -If you're interested in going to Daytona Beach during Spring Break, call 1-800-854-1234 or write to P.O. Box 910, Daytona Beach, Fl, 32115 to receive free information. Mercyhurst's chapter of AlAnon meets in Campus Ministry on Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m.
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By Melissa Potocki Merciad Staff Reporter Last Thursday evening, those who attended the Coffeehouse in the Cove sponsored by SAC got to listen to the singing and guitarplaying of Joseph Hohman of the math department The smells of coffee and cigarette smoke permeated the room as Hohman, clad in grey dress slacks, a pink shirt andtennisshoes perched himself on a chair and began to play. And play he did! His crisp, clear vocals and reverberating guitar produced a very relaxing and penetrating sound. His selections of music ranged from those he had written himself to songs by Neil Young and the Beatles, among others. Hohman proved to be a prolific songwriter as well as a good guitarist One of my personal favorites, as I sat there eatingi french fries and guzzling coffee, was one Hohman had written himself. The bluesy' 'Neutron Blues," written about the neutron
Hohman plays the Coffeehouse Redneck Fancy Review
By David McQuillen Merciad Staff Columnist Joseph Hohman teaches a math class (without his guitar). He has released a tape of his music which is available at local record stores. For more information, contact Hohman at 824-2344.
Comparing Harry Connick Jr. and Minor Threat is like comparing apples and oranges (or rutabegas and peaches). They have absolutley nothing in common. But you like apples, right? And you like oranges, don't you? It all depends .Big on what kind of mqod you're in. Apple mood. Orange band mood. Thrash mood. The one thing that Harry Connick and Minor Threat have in common is that they have both expressed themselves in ways that no one thought would succeed. Connick has brought swing and big band into the music world with a success that few people expected. Minor Threat, however, isas far awayfrombig band as you can get In the early 1980' s, Minor Threat brought the thrash movement into a legitimate existence. 1 Connick*s latest album,' 'Blue Light Red Light'' continues the style that he resurrectedfromthe depths of the 1940's. The album is not as strong as his last effort, "We Are in Love." This one is softer and more mellow. I suspect that Connick wanted to create some mood music for those romantic moments with his new babe, Victoria's Secret model, Jill Goodacre. In fact, Connick should have called this album "I am in Love," since that seems to be all he talks about He isn't even shy about it Sometimes, he sounds plain goofy. How about "It's time to admit that you love me,"or, "Kiss me and I'll take your lips to paradise/' € The only words to Aw, Say it Man,* are,' 'I'm in loveJoye^Tm in love, sweet love? * Guess he's in love. * Although Connick lacks some lyrical substance, his music is as well written as ever, just slower. Connick himself has one of the finest voices out there. Sinatra, Crosby (Bing, not Dave), and Connick. The instruments; trombone, trumpets and saxaphones are refreshing changesfromthe electronically processed music running amuck today. His sound is pure, and it makes for great listening. While Connick brought back a dying musical form, Minor Threat created a new one, Thrash. Although no longer together, the band will probably be remembered as one of the most honest bands to write music. They always said what was on their minds. Although some would argue that the stuff that they play has nothing to do with music, their 26-song Discography album showcases all the music that made these guys the voice of an angry generation. With addictive musical violence and strong statements on subjects like racism, drug addiction, conformity and prejudice, Minor Threat developed a following that found an identity in the band. While the fans of Paula Abdul think it would be great to look like her and have their own voices re-worked on a sound board just like in top-40 land, fans of Minor Threat would be no one but themselves.* * v Screaming skinheads, skateboards, senseless guitar and unintelligable lyrics are probably what come to mind when thinking of thrash bands. If so, I don't need to describe Minor Threat to you, since you havea pretty good idea of what they're about Lead singer Ian MacKaye, however, recognized that many people immediately hated him and his band without giving the music a chance. "So you hate me. That's the way it goes. IguessI'U never know he but if it makes you fed better, then I guess it's just as g •Till• " •" sings in 'No Reason.' In fact, Ian couW care less about how anyone feels about him. In 'Seeing Red," he says, "You see me and you laugh out loud. You taunt me from safe inside your crowd. My looks, they must threaten you to make you act the way you do." Ian, however, makes a point of letting others know what he thinks about their behavior. He doesn't like tough guys,**Get your braveryfroma six pack, get your braveryfroma half pint Dnnk your whisky, drink your grain, bottoms up and you don't feel pain. Go out and fight Bottled violence." He's not into drugs either, I'm a person just like you, but I've got better things to do than sit around and trash my head, hang out with the living dead, snort while crap up my nose, pass out at all the shows. Fakes bother him the most, "Ignorance, it set your standards. A hand to your mouth, a preforming yawn. I guess you know what the hell is going on. You're an adult so you act like a child, don t even try to explain." ,, . i_lii/i.;i» If you've never heard Minor Threat, give them »try. wnue you're at it, pick up Harry Connick. You'll need his mellow sound to soothe vour body after so much slam dancing.
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bomb, provided lyrics to think about along with interesting blues guitar backup. This and other songs such as 'All Men Bleed Red" can be found on cassettes Hohman. has circulating about the city in record stores. ;: $ The thing that I liked most about Hohman's singing was tiat you could tell that he felt strongly about what
he was playing. Each song had a story behind it which he would reveal to the audience /before he played. |Hohman's personal relationship with his audience, combined with the relaxed atmosphere the Coffeehouse itself made it a place to sit bade, relax, chat withfriends,and ____^_ enjoy the music.
Magic-Flute' earns rave review
other, non-students, Todd Geo and able to successfully combine a treBy Anne L. McNelis mendous voice and wonderful : »i John Myers, are professionals in Arts and Entertainment Editor the musical theatre world. to create a perfect character, f A particularly noteworthy singThe January 30 performance * Last 'weekend, the D'Angek) ing performance was given by Susan of the show was spectacular, as I'm Opera Theatre treated Mercyhurst Huster as the Queen of the Night sure the January 31 and February 1 and the Erie community to its Huster, a sophomore, has a strong, shows were. If you're one of the wonderful production of Mozart's goose-bump-raising' voice that people who missed out on The The Magic Flute. The cast and almost physically touches the auMagic Flute, learn from „your crew of the opera were able to dience. mistakes, and don'tspass up the overcome all last-minute difficulnext opportunity given by th& The orchestra, under conducties and put on a beautiful show for tor Frank Collura, was also fantas- D'Angek) School of Music. their audience. tic. The musicians played together So many aspects of the show perfectly, and the?whole score deserve raves that it's almost imsounded excellent possible to know where to begin. The show also excelledfroma Everything from acting, singing technical stanl•i i:t»int, particularly and music to set construction, lightthe incredible lighting design; The ing and costumes was as good as could be expected from a profes- lights and lighting effects truly set the mood of each situation. sional production. Another impressive aspect of Among the most memorable the show was that of the 40 cast performances was that of Paul members, only four were not stuMacPhail as Papageno. MacPhail, dents. Two of the non-students are who leaches in the D'Angek) School A world-wide celebration of teachers here at Mercyhurst of Music, was perfect in the role of Mozart in the 1991-92 season honors MacPhail and Barry McAndrew of the talkative, amusingly self-inthe English department The two the 200th anniversary of his death. volved bird catcher. MacPhail was The Erie Philharmonic, with director Eiji Oue, will perform an allMozart program as part of this Bicentennial celebration, on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Warner Theatre. i i •'& ; From The orchestra Iwill •:u orm Mozart's first and last symphonies, and Mozart's Requiem, with Complete Package Includes: * Round nip letflightfromNew York, the Erie Philharmonic Chorus and Philadelphia, Washington and Boston * Round | nip transfers to hotel from airport * 7 Nights the D'Angelo Conceit Choir. Sohotel accommodations * Welcome drink * loists include i Luvenia Garner, Beach parties (Nassau) * Hotel taxes and maid -J& gratuities sopranos Gwendolyn Len tz, mezzo soprano? John Weber, tenon and Brian Zunner, bass. Many will remember the Requiem in the final scenes of the-movie Amadeus, penned as Mozart lay dying. Mozart*will*pervade the;air before the concert, during and afterwards with two additional conrrelated events. I & If you would like tickets for this special Mozart evening, call 455-1375, ami ask for Gloria Knox.
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students down career path Hvezda leads
program, Hvezda said, i 'We'd like By Grace Bruno to see more and more sophomores Merciad Staff Reporter come to our office and ask about co-op's and internships-sometime after Christmas will be sufficient.' * For those of you who know The reason Hvezda feels it is imBob Hvezda, you know that he's portant for sophomores to visit the not only assistant director of co- % office is so that they can get an operative education and advisor to early start on their file, resume and the Pre-Law Society, he is also on their decision as to where and when they would like to do their probably a friend. J Hvezda is a fantastic person to internship or co-op. It is also helptalk to about anythingfromrela- ful to prepare early for graduation | tionships and sports to the future, and finding a job. Before a student can apply for and that is why he is so well liked. Not only is Hvezda well liked, an internship or co-op, he or she he's also extremely respected for must attend an information seswhat he does here at Mercyhurst sion, which is offered five to six Hvezda matches students (juniors times per academic term. The sesand!seniors only) from specific sion will provide guidelines of comajors with employers, trying to op's and internships, and responsifind practical training for students bilities of students while they are within theirfieldof study. Although out on their experience. After a a student needs at least 57 credits to session, the student must meet with participate in the co-op/inrernship |his or her advisor and get permission to participate. The student also needs to meet G.P.A.-related academic requirements. ip Hvezda made sure to note, "A co-op means paid placement, and an internship is a non-paid placement, but that doesn * t mean one is better than the other.*' Even though there is a recession, a student may be better off with an internship if the internship will \ in the end, make the student more marketable and competitive when he or she graduates, i Hvezda also said, 'The career services office hero at Mercyhurst and across the country is really not an employment agency. Career services offices, whether it be here or at a university don't get people jobs...we are here to assist the students in getting jobs." When asked if he liked his job, H* ezda responded by pointing out a sign on his office wall that "says going to and what they're doing in that placement., that becomes a concern.'' ^ Hvezda then said, • 'My job has been easy and rewarding because of the faculty...Because we have *m~ such an open line of communication between faculty, administration and students, this program is as successful as it is." | Hvezda who has had such jobs as basketball! coach, counselor, teacher, and has worked with • Bob Hvezda mentally handicapped-and in a it all.* * The sign says: To love what Fortune 500 company, is a strong you do and feel that it matters, how advocate of a student who makes a could anything be more fun? Hvezda decision to do something with his/ 4 went on to say, 'The job is never Iwr life after graduation. Whether boring; every student who walks the decision is to work for a comthrough the office is a new person- pany, doing volunteer work, backality, every employer you deal with packing across Europe or continuis a new personality.' * When asked ing his/her education, it's imporif there were any difficulties in his tant that the student make the decijob, he responded after a few min- sion. If the student wants to do any utes, "The only difficulty is that, of these things, yes, even]backand maybe it's not so much a diffi- packing across Europe, that's fine. culty, each student who walks "You can only become a bum if through the office you try to handle you want to become a bum,'' he personally, and you want to make say s," not if you want to take some sure that that student is totally sat- time off from life and responsibilisfied in die placement that they're ity." 1 * I
shot to you, don't get discouraged. ning start on your career path. By Amy Fitzgerald The ideal time to participate in There is one thing you can do to get Merciad Staff *M on the right track toward a success- an HiternshirVco-op program would be during your junior year or die ful career.} Imagine this scenario: a junior * An internship/co-op can serve summer after the completion of Mellon University com- as your first link to the professional your junior year. l«'4 I ir'l w ft really shouldn't11*5 municaiions major with a minor in work force. It could well be the final dress rehearsal for your first the internship/oo-op pays. You're professional writing recently p not working a summer job so much real job. ticipated in the Whittle t inn Editorial. Internship Pro- H Brian Rushing, editor of the as getting experience in your own :»i I I if - 1 gram. p •§. book, 1991 Internships says, field. Ideally, you should seek an The Whittle program gave "It will not only prepare you for a internship with a company for whom an opportunity to work with edi; but it may show benefits in you would like to work. It provides «kiBM:i tors, develop small projects, other ways, such as providing' duct research, as well as write ex- contacts in diefield,or maybe even an opportunity to make excellent tensively. f *g| a full-time job offer." He goes on contacts, while giving the company This'internship walked this to say, "Outstanding academic merit a chance to view you as a potential _ person through the entire process. and participation in extracurricular employee. An internship/co-op placement It provided her with her first taste S > ivities are always g I < indicaof real nine tofivejob experience, tors of potential, but these achieve- has three immediate values that come and helped her tofindout what she ments will go a lot further with to mind. First, it shows you what did and didn't want to do. L some practical experience mixed the real world is like. Secondly, it it demonstrates the skills required and She is now the editor of "Just in. For You," anew lifestyle publicaBecause the job market today the duties of a specific job. Thirdly, tion distributed in New Jersey res- is the tightest it has been in several it will acquaint you first hand with taurants. years, an internship/co-op place- the duties and responsibilities of an If this just sounds like a long ment will provide you with arun- entry-level position. An important element that distinguishes a internship/co-op from a short term job or volunteer work is the learning agenda that the intern brings to the experience. SPRING BREAK *92 — PANAMA CITY BE It is up to you to establish a SELL THE MIRACLE MILE RESORT balance between your learning Exclusive Opportunity - The most popular beach 1 goals(Measurable Learning ObjecNext to the world's largest clubs! Earn the most n tives) and the work the employer Earn free trios. Call Jennv: 1-800-558-3002 needs done. -m | This message is again being PART-TIME WORK CMI Campus Marketing, Inc brought to the forefront as we are finding that students' agendas are •presents $8.25 Starting Pay somewhat different from the agenda A GreatiBeach Party of this country. This country is in Flexible Schedule to Fit Classes an economic slump which will have at a direct impact on hiring activities DAYTONABEACH for the years to come. Full Training Provided **I can only cauiicn students to May Continue Full-time Over Breaks Price: $135 for seven nights take every advantage of the opportunities presented to them,"says > accommodation at an All Majors Should Apply Tyrone Moore, director of career services. "Hopefully, they'll posoceanfront hotel For Directions and Application ture themselves in a position to Add $100 for round trip develop marketable talents that are times Call our Erie office at: transport by coach being sought after by greatly reducing the number of employers 881-0857 Contact Kevin 824 2906^ seeking those talents." I I
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Americans take 'courageous' survey
Who's the most courageous person in America? Do women have more spunk than men? Would you get involved if another was being brutally attacked? These questions were asked in a nationwide survey done by Bridge Publications publishers of the war adventure novel, Final Blackout Written by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard ("Battlefield Earth," the "Mission Earth" series), Final Blackout explores the personal strength of an individual to overcome adversity. get involved. However, the rest were divided: 28 percent giving immediate physical assistance and SI percent calling for help. t* i •»: who "face danger dattyT" have the profession requiring the most courage, according to 43 percent, followed by doctors and paramedics with nine percent, and firemen with eight percent of the vote. i In a lighter vein, 98 percent of females think that women have the same courage level (31 percent) or are more courageous (67 parent) than men, and 86 percent of males agree with them. reason," speculates Forman, "may be that women'are competing hard in the job marketplace, more than ever before, and men are acknowledging their toughminded approach to it" Eighty-five percent of Americans consider that a person's word should be his bond. Martin Luther King was chosen as the 20thi century's most courageous individual, followed by Ghandi and John F. Kennedy. 3 The survey was cunducted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, New Haven and Austin. Fourhundred Americans from all walks of life were interviewed. ' Plans are also underway for L. Ron Hubbard's courage saga, Final Blackout, to be a major feature movie. Director Chris Cain of "Young Guns" is currendy writing the script for it
When asked if they would go to the aid of a person being attacked by a mugger, 21 percent shamelessly admitted they wouldn't get involved.
"We often survey publics when we release a book,' * says Len Forman of Bridge Publications, adding, "and in this case, we wanted to find out the American view of 'courage' and 'honor.'" Some of the highlights are: Sixty-two percent of the average Americans would notify police if they saw someone pushing drugs on children, 16 percent would order the pusher or child away. 2 Eight percent could become quite violent and might even "kill" die pusher. When asked if they would go to the aid of a J person j being attacked by a mugger, 21 percent shamelessly admitted they wouldn't
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Hoopsters lose heartbreaker to LeMoyne
game. By Keith Courson In the second half, Mercyhurst Merciad Sports Writer hit a dry spell from the field at the eight minute mark, converting only The Mercyhurst men's basket- one shot in seven minutes. Lemoyne balhteam has taken tremendous took the lead back once again. strides this season under first-year The Lakers also missed some head coach Bill Morse. However, crucial free throws, inside three the inexperience of the team still minutes, but then the silence ended. shows, such as last Saturday. With the score 71 -67, Jamie HousThe Lakers welcomed the ton brought the house down with a LeMoyne Dolphins to the Mer- thunder dunk to bring Mercyhurst cy hurst Athletic Center. The Dol- within a bucket LeMoyne held phins gave Mercyhurst a rude greet- true though, spoiling the moment ing in their initial meeting of '92, with a duece of its own. dumping the Hurst 73-72. Guard Brian Paige launched a The Lakers played some sound three-pointer to make the score 73roundball the first 20 minutes and led 36-33 at intermission. Versatile guards Kerry Baker and Brian Paige each drilled two treys before the
Houston shoots for success
However, each time Morse's squad went on a scoring run, the 1 back with pesky Dolphins some fine passing and the shooting touch of Dan Sandel. Sandel had 10 points at the break, 19 for the
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By Trkia Kuhar Merciad Sports Writer
The way Jamie 'Jimmy Jam" Houston moves on the court, you would think he has been playing basketball since he was born. However, this is not the case. NEED EXTRA CASH? BelieveJt or not, Houston first started to play basketball his senior year in high school] He was approached by his coach who told him that with his height and size, if he joined the team, there might be a chance at a scholarship, which would enable! him to attend college. With the encouragement he Become a Plasma Donor received from his father and two friends, Houston decided to give it Earn $25 a Weekf a chance. | Plus Bonuses "Since then, I've really develCall for Details oped a love for the gome. I didn't 454-0070 f think I ever would,'' Houston said. m'¥.¥i se Houston is always eager to pick up new hobbies and meet new challenges is the main reason —llV^ C,13J3 he likes basketball. "I push myself to catch up w '.th everyone's knowl111 West 9th St Erie,PA 16301 edge of the game. It z ppeals to me Male and Female Donors Needed!! for that reason," he explained.! . For one year prior to joining F.D.A. Approved the Mercyhurst team, Houston attended Kellogg Community ColBring in this adfor an lege near his home in Kalamazoo* additional $5.00 Bonus Michigan. Here?he received the honor of MVP.
72. However, the inexperience ot the Mercyhurst cagers came forth when they failed to foul and stop the clock in the closing moments. Jamie Houston led Mercyhurst with 17 points and nine rebounds. Gerry Battle and Kerry Baker knocked down jl 5 each. The-loss drops the Lakers to 9 and 10. Mercyhurst played host to Westminster on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and faces its biggest challenge of the season when arch rival Gannon invades the "MAC" Saturday, Feb. Denise Baginski passes the ball to a teammate under the 8 at 8 p.m. Catch all of the excitement on WMCE 88.5 FM. Doubleheader action tips off at 5:50. ing, and is a team player. We shot By Chris Rely 51.7% and 712% from the line, Merciad Sports Wri and that is tough to beaLPam Crowell shot really well, as did ££ The Mercyhurst Lady Lakers and Cheryl(Tomczak)| had a satisfactoryfirsthaif and turned Denise(Baginski)." the intensity up in they«*t:i!i half ' Teresa Szumigala played a near for a 77-56 stabbing of the Dolperfect game. 81.3%from the field, phins of LeMoyne College this past shooting four of five from the line, 4 rwt week. *In thefirsthalf, we 13 rebounds and 30 total points was some easy shots. Our defense played 9 great from her" DemyanovichXII well. We executed the press well, * Teresa was the leading scorer and said Coach Paul Demyanovich. f rebounder, and led the team in | I With a lead at the half, the Lady blocked shots. hoopers carried their success into The next game will be against the second half. "We came out and Penn State-Behrend. Behrend is 9 played our 'Diamond and One ranked third in its region with a 17defense. After they caught on, we 2 record. There will be a report in went to a '2-2-1*," said Demyathe next issue, because of this week's novich. The Dolphins could not 1WTI "The Game To Walch" break through the defense. The for the Laker fans is 'Saturday's Lakers broke away many times which game against rival Gannon. Coach resulted in the victory. ouston "D" said, "We have to have our Coach Demyanovich said, "We game faces on for the Knights. This past year at Mercyhurst, had great execution, and shot the They're a solid team, and we will Houston has made the All-Tournaball well Everybody has been help- have to be up for unemotionally).'' ment team for every tournament in which he participated. He has also received five out of the nine "game ball'* awards presented this season. Houston described this year's team by saying, "The members have good ambition and | lots of pride in what they are going to do, which is essential if you want to
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When asked to comment on the coaching, Houston said, * 'It is very strict, uncompromising, yet effective." He also added, "Coach Morse definitely knows what he is doing, • and he knows how to get where we all want to get" When not on the court, Houston keeps busy pursuing his many step onto thefloorand motivate the crowd. hobbies; some of which include playing the guitar and drums, rock climbing, studying mysticism, and | S P R I N G ( B R E A K "92 cycling. f Daytona is History! § Houston explained that his faSouth PadrejTexas, Tried &fDied!| vorite part of Mercyhurst is,' 'basi11 Panama City Beach f § 1 cally, the help I've gotten;from The Hottest, Newest #1 Spring Break Destination coaches and professors this year. Over 400,000 students will spend spring break 1992 The things they havp said to me, done for and with me, have helped in Panama City Beach, Florida. If | J me to recognize my potential, and realize my goals." Whyfk This junior majoring in geol| f For the Ultimate Spring Break Party! § | §j ogy and archaeology would eventually like to pursue a fellowship There is no othenoption -this spring break stay at the^Miracle Mile Resort located next door to the two largest super clubs and earn a P.H.D. in hydro-geology, and possibly a P.H.D. in arin the world iSpinnaker's and Club LaVela. | chaeology. Until then, Houston still has the 8 days/7|nights including discounts and much more! rest of this season and his senior year to concentrate on. F I Package ftice from$l 151 gives the warning, "Watch Q01 Jjmm ^ §l|800-558-30Q2
leers waltz to victory
throughout the winning streak, the Lakers didn't scorefirstIn a rather By Garth McCurdy. conservative opening frame, the Merciad Sports Writer Blue Devils sandwiched a pair of goals between Troy Winch's shortFebruary 16,1991. After a 4-9 handed effort before thefirstinterTfKl the Laker ice hockey squad mission, i took a seven game winning streak Then it got a little physical. into Steele Hall in Fredonia, N.Y., The Lakers stormed out of while boasting their first national the gate in the second period. ranking in their young history. The Andrew Moir scored his third power Blue Devils incorporate a tight play goal of the season (5th overchecking, disciplined form of all), and Scott Burfoot connected hockey and end the streak with a 5on a silver platter pass from Mick 4 victory.» J** ,|J Keen. Fredonia knotted it up;at February 1,1992. After a 4-11 three, one minute bier, but the Lakers yn\ the Laker ice hockey squad kept throwing pucks at Paul took a seven game winning streak Kwiatkowski, the Blue Devil goalinto the Mercyhursti Ice Center, tender who lead the ECAC West in fighting for a playoff spot in the goals-against average entering the ECAC West The Blue Devils allow six goals in the second period game. as the Lakers tie a team record for consecutive winsThere is no doubt I Kwialkowski was chased at the that this solid dose ofdeja vu glided 12:45 mark of the second period through the minds of last season's after Rob Madia (28th), Mike Hoveterans. After losing 4-3 in Fre- lyk (4th) and Winch found the donia (November S, 1991) and giving Mercyhurst a 6-3 lead. Frewinning 6-5 in overtime at the donia made ita two-goal game until Hamilton Tournament (Decemeber Burfoot scored his second of the be13) earlier this season, the Lakers period and 27th of the received a clear picture of the fore the period ended importance of defeating the Blue Then it got a little more physiDevils. p cal. Unlike a majority of the games The third period began with
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Fredonia making it a 7-5 contest, until Winch completed his second hat trick of the season (19th). Then it got real physical With 9:12 left to go in the game, Ken Gushie and Blue Devil forward Craig Conley exchanged greetings and elbows, sparking an on-icej. 10-man tag-team-tango. While the two officials were attempting to place the two players in 1 the penalty box (where * the third ref when you need him, eh?), Fredonia forward Jeff Lupu and Joel Montminy found some open space on the dance floor. After removing each other's helmets (who says chivalry is dead?), Montminy introducedfLupu to the dance step called "The Right Hook." Justin Proud and Paul Cappizzano joined the festivities, while Laker goaltender Mirko Pelizzari tried to create a conga line, but the officials found his initiative inappropriate, and gave | him a game misconduct for being third man in. When all was said and done, Lupu got a game misconduct and a severe headache. Meanwhile, Gushie, Montminy? and Pellizzari avoided being turned into pumpkins by receiving game misconducts, as well.
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utes called against Mercyhurst, the Lakers must concentrate on staying out of the penalty box and take advantage of their effective power play. Disciplined hockey brings victories and it begins by leaving The Lakers did more than score the ballet shoes in the closet and? waltz. They extended} their winning streak to eight games and CHALK TALK: beat a team that has given them problems in the past The Blue and Green now travel to Rochester and Game #23 Mercyhurst 8, Fredonia Brockport The Tigers of RXT. have beaten Overall Record: 12-11 the Lakers twice by the score of 5- Last 10 Games: 8-2 | ft 4, including the opening game of ECAC Record: 9-7 the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The Future Games: Friday, Feb. 7,7:30 Tigers arefightingfor the playoffs p.m. vs. R.I.T. at Rochester, N.Y.. along with the Lakers and a win is WMCE 88.S FM will have^live essential for Mercyhurst if they want coverage beginning at 7:20 p.m.. Saturday, Feb. 8,730 pia at Brockto advance into post-season play. With another 87 penalty min- port
The game concluded with the final Fredonia goal after Scott Barber replaced Pellizzari between the pipes, making thefinalscore 8-
Hockey play#rs tutor novice!skaters
By*J«*ph Legler. Merciad Sports Editor
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The Mercyhurst icerink isn't just for the hockey team; it's also for the studenH and faculty. However, they aren't taking advantage of it as much as they could. Maybe it's because they don'iknow how to skate. That's whyfPete Rosso, the athletic director; Rick Gotkin, the hockey coach; and Craig BarI coachl put their heads together and came up with a "Learn To fSkateff program for those people afraid toftry out the ice. I "A lot of people aren't very
In a game that featured over 100 minutes in penalties, the Mercyhurst Junior Varsity hockey team defeated the Wheatfield Junior Blades 8-4 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center this past Saturday. The Lakers' offense was led by forwards Dave -pevine and Domino Der, who each scored two goals. Devine also contributed with two assists, and Der with one. ForMr w + good skaters or haven't skatedfat ward Joe Pal uchak assisted on two all|With therinkbeing herejwe program is for people to come out Laker goals and scored one of his wish they would take advantage of own. Paluchak said, "As of late, taking it," said Barnett "It's a beautiful we've been coming together as a fbeautiful boikling that the rink* and we wish that people unit AH three lines are,playing wouldn't be afraid to try skating school has built," he said. "Once well, and we're getting stronger you try k. Fro sure you'fl get hooked fat|he first tini#!B I I each game."^ 11 phe "Learn To Skate" pro- on it " I In Saturdays*? game, Mercyhurst The "Learn To Skate" program, two or three of the hockey opened the scoring early. Defensegram fakes place every Monday players assist people in the proper man Garth McCurdy fired a slapway^o skate. The players helping $M from 7 pjm. to 8 pan. and every shot over the glove hand of WheatWednesday from 6 pjn. to 7fpjm. out, according to Barnett, are more field goalie Tom Askey. Askey than? Qualified to do this because for all beginning ice skaters. There would get beat againfromthe point u?: charge they not oalypla by defenseman Tyler Rife. Devine and Der finished me scoring for the Lakers to give them a 4-0 first period lead. Mercyhurst goalie Rob Thomasfinishedhalf the game with a shut-out Back-up goalie Chris Hoshaw played the remainder of the game allowing just four goals. The second period -was filled with penalties, and Wheatfield cut the Laker lead in half. The Lakers, however, fought their way back, and regained their four goal lead.
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for Mercyhurst, but they also teach athockey schools in the summer. "What they are trying to teach them is, first of all, to feel comfortable on their skates," Barnett said, 44 Balance is very important, as as coordination. This past Monday, they didn't have a great turnout for the "Learn To Skate"fprogram, but Barnett hopesfthat this will change once people hear more about it The lack of skate rentals i be a reason for the low number of i> • i | m * g out, but Barnett for rentals^ in the future! *IRight now, we don't have skatejjjrentals because of the budget," W^ "Skates can be very expensive
JV hockey wins fourth straight
By Craig Rybczynski Merciad Sports Writer Der scored on a two-way passing 8 in Cleveland. The game will be a piay with Devine to give Mercyhurst rematch of a 7-2 Laker victory at home. Assistant coach Daryl a 5-2 advantage. Devine's second Georger said, "We routed Clevegoal of the game and a goal by Joe land the last time we played them Paluchak put the score at 7-2 at the and they're going to want to avenge conclusion of two periods. The last the loss. We feel the game will be, period saw Wheatfield score two much tighter than before, but we power-play goals and come close feel we are much stronger now and to the Mercyhurst lead. Jim Ren- hope to(come away with a vicnicks scored the final Laker goal to tory." sedure another victory. The win extended their winning streak to four games. ^.Freshman goalie The coach is also excited about Thomas said," The winning streak the game against Gannon in the is due to a team effort, we have coming weeks. He said, 'The game come together as a unit" He also is going to be intense and will make attributed his success in goal to the the season for both teams. The defense. Mercyhurst-Gannonrivalryis also 44 1 have never had any doubt in my a big factor." In order to win, ability, and I'like to play. That's Georger said," We will have to what I've been given the chance to play above and beyond our capado, and I am enthusiastic and happy bilities." Further information about about getting the chance the game will be available next The Lakers ' ^ _ _ land Junior Barons Saturday
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