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Date: September 27, 1989
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·.Sep. tember .
. Volume 1
Number 1
MSU's alternative
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· independent
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Students victimized as cost of learning surges
Legislators: Stat.a
strapped for hi.gher
education funding
uR-1 Special Correspondent
LANSING - It is a perennial .
question, and one that few legislators,
college administrators' or students are
able to answer:
When will the skyrocketing tuition
increases stop?
Will Michigan's higher-education
system - composed of 15 colleges
and universities- become so expen- .
sive that only those with the resources
to attend Harvard or Princeton be able
to afford to be a Spartan, Wolverine or
even a Chippewa? .
Lawmakers are faced with the
political dilemma of wanting to support
higher education - support for ·
edupition always is good for a few
. vot~ - but not wanting to take the
money from other programs. ·
A legislator whose district depends
on agricultural funding is not
about to jeopardize that department
for the sake of MSU. Nor are many
lawmakers about to choose universities
over prisons.
Reo. Lynn Jondahl, a Democrat
whosedis,rid includes East Lansing
and MSU, points out that colleges and
universities have received a •substantial
Increase· in funding since the state
Income-tax hikes of the early 1980s.
•But it still ls not high enough to
assure that, given the present spending
patterns of the schools, there
won't be tuition increases,· he s&id
Spartans were spared the gubernatorial
rod by deciding to hike tuition
7 .9 percent.
. · MSU students have been substantially
hit in previous years, though.
The 1981-88 fiscal year brought a
whopping 20.4-percent tuition hikepartly
from an Increase In registration ·
fees -and 1988-89 meant a 10.2-
In fact, nearly all of the state's
public universities raised tuition this .
-percent Increase.
· year above 8 percent - prompting a ·
public rebuke by Gov. James Blan-
·" .· . . '•
Raising fees for registration,
equipment use and other Items
nol'fl'.1ally absorbed In tuition could hold
Educators: No relief
in sight for soaring
tuition expenses
uR-1 Managing Editor
MSU students who may have
hoped for a financial break this. year
Instead are digging deeper into
threadbare pockets, facing yet
anothertultion increase. ·
The explanation most sources
give for rising tuition is: If the
university does not get what it
requested from the state, student
tuition rates must be adjusted to
make up the balance.
But while administrators point
fingers at the Legislat~re and
lawmakers return the gesture, .
students across the state sit by
scratching their collective heads
and wonder.when the esealating
costs will slow down. .
And It doesn't look like It will
happen anytime soon.
According to Ed Hines, director of
the Center for Higher Education at
Illinois State University, tuition
· levels are increasing as money
designated for social and public
services dwindles across the .
See ED~T!>~" p. 4' ·
2 •Reporter-Intelligencer · -'. , , 27 Se tember 1989
LEGISLATORS, from p. 1
straight credit-hour rates steady. said
MSU Trustee Kathy Wiibur.
Un lversltles &lso will realize they
need to raise more of their operating
costs themselves, using massive
fund-raising campaigns as sources of .
funding, said Wilbur, who also is an
aide to Sen. William Sederburg. chair
of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee
on Higher Education.
A former MSU professor,
Sederburg'sdistrict Includes East
Jondahl and Wilbur agree that
state funding is unlikely to increase
unless priorities are shifted or taxes
. raised.
•1 don't see us being able to give
the universities what they're saying
they need In terms of Increases,•
Jondahl said. •1 see us being able to
give them Increases, but I don't see
being able to without substantial new
Sederburg has proposed Increases
in the beer and wine tax -
often referred to as -Sin taxes• - to
fund more education. The plan calls
for splitting the new revenues with a
group that would use its half for
substane&-abuse couns&ting, Wilhur
sakt .
The Presidents Council, a group
representing each of Michigan's
public universities, received the
senator's proposal in January and
has asked Sederburg to do more
research on its plibllc acceptance,
Wilbur said.
But she said there are existing
studies that Indicate people are
willing to pay higher beer and wine
taxes for education and other worthy
One of the council's problems
with the proposed legislation is a fear
of what happened to revenues from
the state lottery: Intended to supplement
the K· 12 education budget,
lottery monies instead replaced
general-fund dollars and there was
little net gain.
Wilbur waves aside the fear, and
says the bill could be written to
preventthat problem.
Lawmakers have two alternatives
if they decide higher edocatlon. need&
more funding, Jondahl said:
"One Is to say we'll raise taxes
for that purpose. The other is to say
we11 take the money from other ·
areas where it's being spent and put
it Into there. ·
-To some degree we've done
While the taxes raised from a
state income-tax Increase In 1983
allowed more funding Into K-12 and
higher education, •it became a major
partisan political Issue: he said.
Few representatives would
publicly say they are against more
higher-education funding, Jondahl
said~ .
•Nobody would run for office or
say publicly they are opposed to
more money,• he said. "But then, If
you said ~here would It come from?'
you get (lawmakers) with far different
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shift the money from, because few
lawmakers would support a tax
· Increase for higher education,
Jondahl said.
"That means you pit higher
· education against other programs.
ng to run arou Ing
prisons and •
he battles being f~ht,.
sCouncil emphastz
for more state monies· 1n
a flve..year plan submitted to Blanchald
and the Legislature In January.
The proposal.would •r8Verse, over
time, the alarming trend toward fMlll·
rellance on tuition as a revenue .
source.• according to a statement
released In August.
•As public public institutions, the
state universities clearly recognize a
special obligation to keep overall
costs at levels which do not restrict or
deny access to higher education
opportunities to qualified students:
Before lawmakers permit more
funding to go toward higher education,
Jondahl said, they will want to
know what the universities are doing
to control costs and ensure efficienc.
-How legitimate are those
requestS?Th in dis
he said. •Are t
Ing the money the
to?" ·
Often times there are outcrys
from Spartans that the University of
Michigan receives more funding
despite MSU's higher enrollment. But
Jondahl said that is not a fair comparison,
and said MSU has a different
emphasis than the state's other
two large universities~
While MSU gets less per-capita
than the University of Michigan or
Wayne State, those two schools
have a greater emphasis on graduate
and professional students, he said.
·•If that's the way we did it, MSU
would take ••• almost a 2()..percent
cut,. he said. .
Whatever the long-term picture
for tuition hikes, Jondahl said he Is
confident escalating aedit-hour
JV'~&~ Ctnit
st o are there carrying a
greater burden. But you're also
seeing a_lot of students- low .
Income as well as middle Income, ·
e kids from larger families
able to get there,
er paying the
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uR-1 Science Correapondenl
Imagine one day never having to
declphersaawled notes, handing In
assignments via electronic mall and
exchanging philosophy or sex trivia
with thousands of students at campuses
Stop daydreaming. That day has
Already, MSU students are taking
advantage of such technology to meet
those ends. National and international
networks link students coast to coast
and continent to continent. Some
university professors list their electronic
mail (e-mail) addresses in their
syllabi. ·
And more students carry portable
lap-top devices- some as powerful
as iop•·personal computers produced
less than five years ago - into
classrooms each day.
C&r1 Page, an MSU computer
science professor, sees computers
becoming a distinct part of student life,
if they aren't already. Although
changes may occur overnight, the
technology is readily available, he
'1 give students my electronic
malllng address and they can send
me notes through their (computer}
accounts," Page said.
Page also can send exam date or
time changes, for example, to students'
accounts in little more time than
it takes for you to read this sentence.
An e-mail address ls a code
identifying a particular use who is
linked to a network of other users,
usually termed a multi-user system. If
two users each have a terminal on a
network, one may type a command as
simple as •mail chartes• to send
Charles a message.
But If Charles in New York wants
a recipe for bean casserole from Jean
in East Lansing, Jean needs to have
her computer linked Into a national
network (usually via telephone with a
modem) and also must know Charles'
For exam pie, if Charles studies at
New York University, Jean might type
something like, •mail
then passes Jean's recipe to the next
computer In the direction of NYU and
so on until the message arrives In
Charles' -mailbox.•
Sometimes, that isn't the best way
to send a message.
Page said a message sent on one
network at the University of Michigan
· first W'5 transmitted by satellite to
Maryland before it arrived across the
Severaf networks allow national
and lntematlonale-mailcommunlcation
virtually free of charge. Bltnet,
started by International Business
Machines Corp. and now open to the
public, allows worldwide communication
among linked users. One group of
people started Fido, a national network.
The networks include government
agencies.and Jarge companies, - .
allowing researchers in academia,
business and government to share
new Ideas and Information quickly and
Page said MSU Pr:ofessor Don
Weinshank actually taught while
working In Israel by communicating
with his teaching assistants on an
International e-mail network.
The university community has not
been blind to the rapid changes
Lewis Greenberg, director of
academic computing, said for the first
time the faculty-staff directory will
include e-mail addresses as well as
office and telephone numbers.
•Expanding e-mail service Is an
ever-growing process,• Greenberg
said. As different departments add the
service~ some now rely excusively
upon It for rote communication -
others become interested, he added.
•E-mail ls definitely an (important)
part of university computing,• Greenberg
The future offers even more timesaving,
knowledge enhancing advances.
Just two weeks ago, the
publishers of El'lCf clopedla Brittanica
released all of Its 'Zl volumes on a
CO-ROM-a compact disk read-only
Many new computers, like Apple
founter Steven Jobs' NeXT, access
these cartridges much as a CD player
reads to code on an audio CO to fill a
room with Gershwin or Guns 'N
Artificial Intelligence is beginning
to make Its mark as well.
"E~systems,• explained Chris
Peterson, an artificial inteUigence
group leader at Unisys Corp. in
Plymout~. •capture the expertise of a
key individual, allowing you the ability
to solve problems automatically
without computer involvement.·
Integrating such systems with
conventional processing capabilities,
such as •number crunching• and
similar tasks, will offer businesses an
many tasks.
"The key is Integration,· Peterson
said. •Still, In the Al community, standalone
systems are the norm. Making
them better is a good goal, but people
in business want It Integrated.·
Expert systems developed at
corporations like Unisys and expert
system research at MSU and other
institutions already serve as an
Important basis for American technolOfll.
Page said researchers look to Al
to allow advances In many areas.
"Space (will benefit) from Al, but
advanc&s are being held back by
certification requirements,· he said.
•A1 may put a co-pilot In the transportation
Industries (that) would tell a pilot
what they should do now and what
problems are occurring.·
The technology will allow people
to develop new solutions and to better
manage Information. But It hasn't
always been that way for Al.
•Just thirteen y~ ago I told
people there'd be computers in cars
and it was scandalized,· Page said.
"Today, most cars have a small
(personal computer) In them.·
Page recalled the first Al convention
he attended In Ann Arbor in 1958
as a student at the U of M. Only 20 to
30 people attended. But this summer
In Detroit, where MSU had a booth for
the first time ever at an international
conference on technology, more than
6,000 people participated.
Since then, waves of research
revelation and consequent application
have spread Al influence far and wide.
With the advent of computers like
NeXT and other powerful -Workstations,
• 1arge stores of information - like
a dictionary, a thesaurus and encyclopedia
- are being linked forthe first
time In a way allowing for efficient,
effective and rapid access.
•(As) the industrial revolution
amplified workers' powertodo work, a
machine built to accomplish more, Al
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EDUCATORS, from p. 1
country. .
•Social and public services are
not receiving the rates of increase
they came to expect in the 1960's
and 70's, • Hines said. •in the 7CYs,
tuition rates were kept relatively low
because of the expected commitment
to higher education. They
were actually lower than they
should have been.
-There was also the political
payoff, because people doni gripe
if there areni any increases,• he
Lowtuition levels mean greater
accessibility for students -and in
the 198CYs that accessibility has
-rhe simultaneous occurrence of
repeated rises when compared to
the 70's and the relatively slower
rates of increase of taxes for higher
education has been a double blow
to students,• Hines said.
And students are in a bind.
The repeated jumps in tuition
have limited the opportunity to
attend instituions of higher lea.ming.
Hines said enrollment statistics
for the last several years indicate
the true impact of skyrocketing
costs on prospective students at
four-year colleges and universities.
-Transfer programs in community
colleges in the last five years have
grown rapidly, primarily because of
the costs (of four-year institutions),•
he said.
But while probably accurate,
Hnes said It was dramatic to say
that the state has been remiss •and
the students are getting screwed.•
Public universities are turning
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projects are but a few of the
alternate routes of covering operating
It is a difficult Issue for all involved,
and unfortunately there is
no end in sight.
•1t's the exceptional state that
finds a lot of money that it didni
have previously or that can increase
taxes,· Hines said.
Michigan probably Is not one of
those, he said.
Fiscal constraints, largely the
result of the domestic automobile
Industry decline, make it difficult.
But Hines said Michigan's commitment
to higher education is improving.
"It's not leading In the Great
Lakes, but it's making a comeback,•
he said.
In the interim, however, many
students are wondering what the
university is doing to control costs.
A stroll across campus provides
students with evidence that loads of
· money Is being spent In areas that
probably doni affect their education.
The Breslin Student Events
. Center, the IM East, the addition to
the Engineering Building and the
new Soll Sciences building are
examples of capital improvements
being made across campus.
MSU Provost David Scott explained
that student tuition dollars
are not being used to pay for most
capital expenditures, although there
are exceptions.
As Roger Wilkinson, MSU vice
president for finances and operations,
explains, student fees are
used to pay for a variety of build-
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lngs across campus. The Breslin
Center, Student Services building,
Olin Health Center, all of the
residence halls, all of the intramural
buildings and part of the Wharton
Center are paid for by the students.
There ls no per student charge,
but rather a percentage of tuition
that goes toward paying for the
"debt retirement •of th~ buildings,
Wilkinson said. This year, less than
5 percent of tuition revenue is
designated for building expenses,
he added.
The charge Is constant -$5. 7
million per year-but the actual
percentage decreases as tuition
and fees rise year by year, Wilkinson
That Is unless the university
refinances or builds another
building with student fees, in which
case the percentage would increase.
Students will be paying for the
Breslin Center until 2005-20
years after the board of trustees
approved construction of the arena
But Provost Scott said building at
the university must continue, or
future students will lack facilities
that current students enjoy .
•Just suppose the past boards
and administrations decided not to
build the Kresge Art Museum, or
they said, 'let's not have an IM,' •
he said. "'We wouldn't have those
Scott said the amount of student
fees MSU uses for new buildings is
modest when compared to other
Big Ten institutions.
-Those funds are appropriated
with Capital Outlay,• he said.
"They're specified by legislative
costs are
out of
action and adopted by the governor
forthe purposes intended. Building
construction funds are one-time
That means if the university were
to take $1 O million from building
funds and use it for general operations,
it would have to be replaced
at some point down the line.
'When we submit our budget
requests for 1990-91 this November,
it will include a new general
operating fund budget and a new
capital outlay request. They're
entirely separate.·
Essentially, the university could
not ask for less capital funds to
garner additional general operating
funds, which would in tum keep
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tuition levels stable~
However, Scott said that spending
changes are being made in an
effort to limit the impact on students.
Both personnel redudions and
the phasing out of departments will
make the university more efficient,
he said.
Last year, three MSU general
education departments-humanities,
natural science and social
science-were eliminated with the
intent of ex>mbining them in a
Center for Integrative Studies. This
will allow the University to draw on
faculty from across the university to
teach general education classes.
The university is retrenching in
other areas as well, Scott said.
In tne human health-related
departments of the school, such as
osteopathic medicine, human
medicine and the ex>llege of nursing,
ex>urses are being rescheduled
so students from all three areas can
take the same classes, reducing
the need for more professors.
"We're trying to bring greater
power to bear, by ex>mbining what
students in the medical schools
need,· Scott said.
Almost all ex>lleges at MSU are
making redudions in the number of
faculty. But Scott said this will not
adversely aff ed the quality of
education students receive.
•h means that because. we don't
have the funds to provide (salary)
Increases with inflation, we'll have
to do with a smaller cadre of
faculty,· he said. •it's not a case of
removing faculty. MSU has large
numbers of people retiring, and
we're building a plan to focus where
you make changes.•
That is where Scott's ex>ntroversial
plan - the famed A-cubed
document - fits in.
University resources must be, as
he says, refocused, refined and
rebalanced to accomodate lack of
money for general operating
The university still ls hoping for
increased appropriations from the
state, particularly in per-student
MSU falls short of Its peer
institutions In the state-the
University of Michigan and Wayne
State-when It comes to per
capita funding, according to
ASMSU Executive Director Sue
Provost Soott said administrators
are CX>ntinulng their efforts to
stimulate equity In state appropriations.
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treated the same as all other
universities,• he said. We have
different missions. We're just
looking at a reasonable compromise.
8h's largely due to a lack of
political maneuverability to bring
large changes in times of economic
shortage,· Scott said.
The Center for Higher
Education's Hines said many
student organizations acl'066 the
country have engaged in lobbying
efforts to put pressure on Institutions
and the state to not raise
"In many cases it has been
successful,· Hines said •A strong
student association can make a
very big impad. The best known Is
the Student Association of the State
Universities of New York.·
Steinke said 'one of ASMSU's
goals this year is to aJ>ply more
concentrated pressureonthe$tate
government, ·in hopes that MSU
will be more fairly treated ex>me
appropriations time.•
Apparently, MSU students want
their voices heard as a collective
whole. In two days of this year's
registration, more than 8,000 letters
were signed requesting representatives
and senators from across the
state to increase higher education
Many students still want to attend
MSU, Scott said.
There were over 21,000 applicants
for this year's freshman dass
And while many of those were
turned away because they weren't
qualified academically, Scott said
the university obviously is turning
away many students who ex>uld
succeed at MSU. That does not jive
with the land-grant philosophy.
•rm sure there are lots of students
who have financial hardships,
· Scott said. "Our philosophy
still ls to provide financial aid so
that no student qualified will be
denied an·education.
"Is that possible? On paper, yes.
In practice? Ask.around on the
street. We still by and large fulfill
that philosophy: he said.
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LEGISLATORS, from p. 2
Wilbur disagrees.
•rm personally not convinced of
that because our applicant pool is still
so large: the trustee said.
There is plenty of financial aid
available to let students enter MSU
and ex>ntlnue to attend through the
tuition increases, she said.
But she also does not know when
the demand side will hold the upper
hand over the supply of higher education.
·1 just truly do not know what the
market will ex>ntinue to bear,· Wilbur
said. •1 don't think anyone knows that:
Jondahl is equally unsure of the
effect: •No one knows where you start
triggering redudions in enrollment.·
While Jondahl does not deny the
increasing numbers of applications, he
insists that the demographics of those
people become more and more elite
as tuition rises.
•1 think It's dear you've got certain
people-from an economic perspective,
demographically-who aren't
even showing up,· Jondahl said.
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It's the same old story Now is the tiJDe for a rewrite
Crunch, crunch, crunch.
That's not the sound of bones bottom line Is that over the last 20
breaking. It's the sound of students years the percentage of general
getting the squeeze from university operating costs derived from student
administrators and state lawmakers. checkbooks has increased by almost
Once again, students have been t3 percent, while the state's •comm Ithit
with tuition Increases. At MSU, ment to higher education• has plumtuition
is jumping 7 .9 percent. meted by almost 18 percent.
While administration officials use St~e lawmakers must allocate
their annual excuse for the rising cost funds to a variety of public service
of attending school - lack of money areas, ranging from corredlonal
from the state - students continue to facilities to mental hospitals to K-12
bear the brunt of MSU's drive to education.
become the next University of Michl- Higher education Is taking a back
gan. seat.to lawmakers who are beginlng to
And loan officers don't care about realize there Is little political leverage
the U-M octopus' new East Lansing to gain by bolstering higher education
campus. budgets. What sense would it make
They ~re about collateral for a representative from Hicksville to
Don't forget administrator.s' favor taking money away from a farm
excuses don't ~y for credits and subsidy program in favor of an extra
employers don't want to hea;why million to a state school?
students couldn't afford to finish The tune "Roll Out the Pork
college. Money talks and we know Barrel• reverberates in our heads.
what walks. However, there is one big solution
Shall we put it in a different to the dilemma, and taxpayers are
perspective? going to have to swallow the pill. Yes,
While we understand the difficult it's those three dirty little words from
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According to the Alcohol Community
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spends $7,000 in contract expense
for weekend pickup of litter and
cleanup of urine and vomit from
April to September -we're not
kidding, folks.
We always knew the big city was
dirty ..
City officials weren't bothered for
comment, but idle speculation
places the city in danger of going
belly up (as opposed to lunch up) by
early next year if students persist In
pissing and puking their way
through the beautiful downtown
area Talk of a "Barf Bond Issue•
has surfaced (along with small bits
of El Az nachos).
Therefore, sources who spoke on
condition of anonimlty said it Is
incumbent upon us, the students, to
take our urine and vomit elsewhere.
The source went so far as to
suggest perpetrating the technicolor
yawn in Ann Arbor, home of the
exalted University of Michigan.
Suddenly, we feel queasy.
and it's not ·11ove you.•
Guess what, it Isn't ihousand
points o'light, ·either.
Ifs "a tax hike:
Unless Michigan taxpayers are
willing to take the solar plexus shot of
a tax Increase, the higher education
system of the state is going to dwindle
to a bundl of mediocre schools with
eroding buildings and seoond-rate
No winning footbal teams and no
future rocket scientists. Just a hippie
breeding ground forthedisillusioned
rich brats of Michigan.
Maybe the Increase could come In
the form of a larger sales tax on beer
and wine sales, as has been men-
. tioned at the Capitol? It doesn't really
matter how it's done, it's just got to be
Taxpayers won1 likely vote for
something of this nature unless they
are assured that universities won't
continue to fritter away their harclearned
MSU must join with the rest of the
universities in the state in making
responsible changes In its spending
practices. Got that John and David?
That means a freeze on new campus
buildings until the crisis has passed.
Money previously designated for new
buildings should go to repair, maintain,
and improve currently existing
classrooms. The money will go farther
and be more efficiently spent.
If we continue to approve new
expenditures we must be ready to pay
forthem later. If that means another
tuition hike, we must ask: "Can we
afford it?9
We assert, instead, that our
money be spent In the areas of
greatest need - and that does not
inc.lude thousands of dollars to
beautifytheBeaumontTower. We ·
love the old symbol, but let's face it,
no one learns how to do a derivative
there, and can anyone rememberthe
last time the Tower stood up in front of
a classroom to give a political science
And that's just one of many
It's time for some responsibility
and accountability on the part of
university administrators and state
legislators alike.
Otherwise, this university will
cease to serve the students in their
M&t Interest.
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_________ 8 • Re orter-lntelli encer · 27 September, 1989
Neither a he nor a she, a star is born
first, but we~· we had no choice .
but to love It no matter how much
trouble It-was or h<>W unruly It might
become. .
Unlversl-D wanted to call It "The
Word• or something else catchy and
brief. I wanted someting more traditional.
So we named It after my greatgreat
Horatio Alger Mencken Hearst
Kane Pulitzer Reporter-lntelligencief.
He was. a fine man, even If he
· . used ,to get beat up a lot.
"Mr. Elrick, Mr; Steams . . . It's an , After watching It grow for five
After recovering from the Initial
shock Universi-D and I realized we
had witnessed the birth.of an unusual
~ecimen. An· extraordinary specimen.
A troublesome specimen. A specimen
overly laden with names.
A newspaperspecimen.
We weren't sure what to do 8t
months, we decided to let It out of the
attic and Into the real world.
. A world of dog-eat-dog competition.
A world resplendent with callousness
and fierce injustice.
A world that waited til you were
· down to boot you In the small of the
We figured the world had time
enough to toughen Itself up for uR-1.
It has been said by some that the
motivation for this enterprise was
But only the most pernicious,
viciously cynical slug-eating fartbiter
would actually believe this.
Listen, honeybaby, no spite flame
bums long enough or hot enough to
give off the heat an enterprise like this ·
Spite doesn't have the stamina to
·get one through a project like this.
It takes talent, dedication, desire,
gusto, sheer balls-but especially
good people who put themselves,
their honor, their effort on the line to
do something they believe In.
People like Tresa Baldas, David
Steams, Matthew Goebel, Steve Lacy,
Delaine Wright, Tim Parfitt and so
many more that should be thanked
and aJ)plaudSd but cannot be because
of space constraints.
· And there are many on the uR-1
limb who wHI be pulled in today. Let It
be said this is the Freddy Krueger of ·
journalism: the bastard son of a
thousand maniacs.
But remember, our daws are
rapier-sharp and non-discriminating.
It's ours and we love it.
There were some who said It
couldn't be done; no one could put out
a newspaper with no financial backing
0r sponsorship from some wealthy
Who would advertise in a nonexistent
newspaper? Who would write
for it, shoot photographs, create art?
I guess they were right, nobody In
their right mind would.
· I guess they were right, it's too
much trouble and too outlandish.
.1 guess they were right, let's just
forget the whole thing. ·
- Elrick ill executive editor of the
uR-1, and •pent this •um mer in /amaze
M·su: The new hoIDe of the Medellin?
It's a scene you could see one
I can hear the talking head on the
idiot box now ...
"One MSU freshman was shot
twice in the head and two others
received minor Injuries when the trio
attempted to smuggle a case of
Falstaff beer to their room In Hubbard
·ops officials believe the hit was
the result of a beer-deal gone awry,
as the freshmen attempted to leave
the scene of an Illegal alcoholic
beverage transaction.
-Tuey apparently had arranged to
purchase beer from two legal-aged
students but had failed to pay for an
earliertransadion. DPS officials say
they have no suspects.•
It sounds far-fetched and probably
Is, but It's about as ludicrous as
MSU's ability. to enforce its new
alcohol policy on campus.
En loco parentis syndrome Is
rearing Its ugly head on campus once
again. What's next? Are the residence
halls and student life administrators
going to follow In the footsteps
of Boston University and prohibit
students from having cvemight
HeA, If students can't get drunk
anymore, might as well let them be
frustrated, too. In fact, why not outlaw
dancing? Footloose was one of the
. most Inspirational movies I've ever .
The underlying issue here Is not
whether the university should offer Its
services to problem drinkers. It
st)ould. But do you see Alcoholics
Anonymous dragging people in front
of a smoke-filled auditorium and
forcing someone to admit their
Dade Priageon Reed· sawyer
. disease?
If university officials think outlawing
alcohol In the dormitories - er,
excuse me, residence halls - ls going
to limit the amount of excessive
drinking occurring on campus, It's
tlm,e for them to wake up and take a
cold shower.
sehool that resident assistants bust
every keg party or •common source·
, party that they see,
Statistics show that the United
State5 only is able to intercept about
one percent of Illegal narcotics such
as cocaine, crack and heroine from
entering the country. ·And that might
And If a policy doesn't meet It's
stated objective, It's a flawed one and .
should be reconsidered.
be pushing it, even with the war on
drugs. I can't imagine many resident
assistants wanting to be associated
Of course, MSU administrators
probably will argue that alcohol really
. Isn't being outlawed on campus,
becau~ 21-year-old dorm rats still
will be able to pursue their legal right
to get annihilated.
Fine. Now the question is, what
percentage of on-campus students
are under 21 ? And how many legalaged
students live on floors with
minors, yet still enjoy socializing with
them 8S either neighbors or even
Does the term pimping ring a
Another justification for the policy
may be that underage drinkers are
breaking a state law. But that's a
matter tor the police, not resident
,assistants. It's the biggest joke at this
Weiss WilbUr
with an Attack on Amstel or a Repeal
• Rolling Rock crusade.
Resident assistants have an
important job to do, rJnning the gamit
from counseling to breaking up fights ..
Why aeate an even greater air of
mistrust and antagonism by forcing
them to becx>me prohibitionist keystone
kops, running around looking
for keg parties?
Many don't do It, most GBn't do it,
and none of them shou Id have to do
It. It's n'ot their job, so,change the
Otherwise, MSU could become
the next Colombia.
- Stearns i. m•tlllging editor foi' the
uR-1 •nd wu c.ught during his sophomote
year trying to anHk • "-g to the
fifth flaorof Wnt Ak~rsHall.
Owen DiBiaggio
Geek{s) of the Week
Sorry Board of Trustees {and President DiBiaggio). We know you're In a bind, but for yet another tuition Increase, no
left-minded student·Journallst wou:ld pasa up the opportunity to put the blame on those nearest to our heart Board of
Trustees, as at-1artge elected offlclala from acrosa the state, it's fine time for you to initiate some responsible spending
on campus. That hasn't been a top priority yet, obviously, so for that you've qualified as the uR-l's first Geek{s) of the
Week. Oh, we almost forgot We recognize the legislature's substantial Involvement In our Indebtedness, too. Unfortunately,
It waa loglstleally prohibitive to print the photos of every •nator and representative from across the state.
' • • • • • • ~ • • • • • • ~ • • • " "' • _. • "' ,. " ,._ II • " • • # ' , # ~ ., " " /. , . .. . . . '.,., "'",.,' ""'
27 September, 1989 9 • Reporter-Intelligencer
Prominent folks beg·in countdown to Lash
What the people In the know have
to say about the return of celebrated,
chastised and oft-misunderstood bard
C. Patric •Lash• L.arrowe to the
journalistic hemisphere .. While most
of the below-mentioned folks were
candid and stopped swearing after
they heard the news, these comments
should be taken with a minute boulder
of salt.
A grain that would make Arnold
Swarzenburgemeger bust a nut.
Kelley Root-:- ·1 thought we got
rid of him already!•
· . John DiBiagg io - •tt•s good to
know Lash is back stirring up controversy
on campus. It's men like Lash
that help this fine AAU-L.and grant
university maintain Its excellence as
we strive to become the premier
research university of the 1990's. •
~ John Cantlon- •rve been trying
.Have at it!
Did Rick's attempt to kill all their
rodents with an over-powering dose of
Polo, or is that just the new clientele?
Let's talk football for a minute (and
then run for a lot longer later):
Why don't you ever see a football
player looking for a parking space on
Speaking of cars, the Provocateur
wonders ~en was the last time you
saw a student who could afford a gold
Of course: with a scholarship you can
use your money fOr other things ... such
as a celluar phone to call professors
for assignments.
Hey, do you have to dial an 8 to get
off campus when you're driving in a
gold Mercedes with a car phone?
Then again, do you ever see a football
player on campus?
Why don't you ever see any squirrels
for years to get out of this university
for years. Hell, I retired two years
ago, and here's this old coot trying to
stick around! They boost him and I'm
still here. Hey Lash, got any pointers?"
Wordamlth-·Laaash, what was
It like (oh tell me please I've got to. .
know) for those three long months
without writing? But really, man, bop's
glad to have you back; never giving
the establishment any slack. Irie.•
Opal Tanya Gazdik- ·1 just love
Lash. Next to Walter Adams he's the
sexiest man on campus. And you
know what? He loves me, too! He
really does.See, our signs are compatible
and we like the same food, and
we both breathe and .. .-
ACLU - •1t would be in the best ~
Interests of ·everybody if we witheld
comment at this time. You see, Lash
has a few misgivings about this flagburning
thing·, being a-real patriot and
all. To issue a statement at this
juncture would be most Imprudent and
-running around by do~ cafeterias?
Back to the bars. We love the Riv, but
do they own any tapes otherthari Aja
·by Steely Dan?
OK, Pete, (of Pinball fame) We're not
fooled by the mask.
may jeopardize our case with Judge·
H8nslovsky .•
Ronald Reagan-•ves, well,
Lash? Well, Mommle and I are very
pleased with the way George Is
decorating the White House. It's a joy
to see young Danny-boy playing on
the South Lawn. Lash? Yes, well, um,
It was a horse in Mexico. That's
somewhere near France. Wanna see
my scar? My brain hurts:
uR-1-'Welt, we asked Lash to
· write again because he's the only guy
around with a shorter name than ours.
Plus, he works for free and doesn't
ask for mileage. Right, buddy?"
George Perlea - ·1 don't know
much, but l'lltellya this, brudder, that
Lash Is a hell of a guy. Reminds me of
Jack Lambert. Good-family-man, good
values, good teeth. He's a real gamer,
brudder. Just wait, he'll still be in the
. bowl hunt late this season. Real clas5,
act, brudder: ·
Word has It that President DiBiagglo
has a two-hour layover at LA.X. on
his trips to Asia. During the brief stop
at Tinseltown, the prez has been ,
- sitting in as a look-alike stunt double
for Grandpa Munster. Just kidding,
. -
Someone tet a bat In here? Hey, get
that thing off of me!!· -
We've railed on the university for
unwise spending practices. But It's
time that some money be spent in a
real important area- lights outside of
. the Union. It's only a matter of time
before someone Is either attacked or
breaks their frigging neck walking
down the steps.
Look, the Provocateur realizes this is
a-rough start, but he hasn't gotten any
sleep for three days putting this thing
together. · ·
So cut him some slack, jack! (Even
though he wouldn't do the same for
William F~ Buckley-Undoubtedly,
Mr. L.arrowe is one of the most
subversive elements to appear since
the McCarthy days. Under no circumstances
should this leftist, shall we
say, pink, Individual be allowed to
undermine the moral fiber of young
America. The very mention of his
name evokes images of words such
as degradation, infiltration, desecration,
irreveranceand, ludicrousity?"
Richard Lewie-"It's Wednesday,
I know know, I need a date, my
hair is falling out. Lash? He doesn't
wear leather, he's not 40 years old
and worried about getting laid. I don't
know, I'm stressing, he's funny. Am I
funny? My mother thinks so, I don't
know ... Hey, where's Letterman? .
Arsenio, baby!·
Tune in next week for the triumphant
return of Michigan State's most
outspoken columnist, Lash Larrowe.
· Episode number one; •Lash of the
Titans. ~ ·
Have a good season,
Jeffrey, #92. Love ,Jenny.
Thanks Barb Carr for joining
our group. Glen and Karen
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tirQe since I sow you pee
on the floor. I've heard
you've grown quite a bit,
but I haven't seen you in
eons. let's do lunch. How
about the Top Dog? And
no picking on big Tiff.
like the rag? I tried to call
you In A-squared a couple
of weeks ago but we never
connected .. How's grad
school and such? Send up
a viewpoint or letter or
something. l'manxlousto
hear from you .. Dave.
THAT record review. How's
Well, I hope Kee hasn •t
added to his out-of-state
collection. The address Is In
the paper,sogive me a
call or drop me o.line.
ROCK. or with a rock, you
might sat? Things are
cruising here. Nothing
exciting, really. How's
Andrew and Sharon?
Enough of the senseless
chatter though. See ya,
USA, USA. LISA, how are the
Arabians? I miss those
mornings at the H ·n Kat 7
a.m.TakeCare,Dave. I
didn •t forget you either.
Brenda. Thanks foran
awesome last weekend on
Martha's Vineyard. It was
the highlight of the summer.
MATilll HOW'S LIFE at the
Cape Cod Newspapers?
Hove you heard the new
24-7 Spies? Check It out
Keep up the excellent
wrftlng. You never got what
Schmoo. Schmave ..
Tlffer, It's been more than a
year together! Thanks you
beautlful bitch. You keep
mf bed warm and my yard
fuU. I love It when you
chase the balls in the living
Diane Stanczak: a long
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summer has come and
gone. I miss you and the
gang. Come to Michigan
and marry me.
How goes things In Harrisburg,
Mutch? I hope all is
going wen. I tried to call,
but you weren't there and I
just haven't had the time to
catch up.on things. Oh.
and about that $70 ...
Who could forget the great
General of the United
States. Guam, the Virgin
Islands and associated
territories? Not II How· s it
goin'. holmes?
To the Men and Women of
The Morning Call: see. I told
you we· d get this thing off
the ground!
Hey. fishmonger! How goes
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Township posse? Bust any
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copy desk. but It's moving
right along. Still want those
towels back?
Matt C.: I still hate your
putrid Wolverines. but It's
nice to know I'm friends
with one of the few humans
on that god-forsaken
campus. Yeech. Hang
Hey, news assistants! I finally
got a regular phone number
and regular desk. Pretty
Impressive, eh?
The Phillies suck (but not as
bad as the Tigers) I
H. Dawson: much gratitude
for a good summer and the
freedom to get lots of
things done. Believe It or
not. I think I learned a thing
orrwo wnn youse guys.
Give mf best to Nancy.
Dear Kelleye: Die.
Delaine. Delaine, Delaine,
Delaine. You are a saint
and we have owe you so
much .... but wiH a stylebook
and a pizza do?
Tillie~ Freddie (Cool Breeze)
and Hega: you are three of
a kind of a one of a kind.
Hang in there.
Happy 23rd BELMO! From
your friends at MSU: Tresa.
Susie (pseudo Spartan).
Christina, Nancy. Chris,
Leslie. Tom, Tony and your
brother ,Steve.
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Rick's American Cafe:
Tonight: Bom Naked, with vocals by
Phil Garner
Thursday, Sept. 28: Ash Can Van Go
Friday, Sept. 29: Big Daddy Kinsey and
Ole Kinsey Report
Saturday, Sept. 30: The Samaritans
Sunday, Oct. 1: Jerry Sprague.
Tonight: The Wayouts, with
special guest Ted White.
Small Planet:
Thursday night blues, featuring Born
The Landshark:· ·
Tuesday, Oct. 3: L.A. Duke Trio
P.T. O'Malley's:
Friday and Saturday: The Knaves
St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit:
Thursday, Sept. 28: Burning Spear
Friday, Sept. 29: Pop Wiil Eat Itself
Royal Oak Music Theatre:
Tuesday, Oct 3: The The
Wharton Center For The
Performing Arts:
Tonight through Sunday, Oct. 1 :At the
Great Hall, a Broadway musical, titled
Into Tlte W oodr , a new musical based on
storybook characters like Cinderella,
Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and
Jack and The Beanstalk. Winner of the
1988N.Y. Drama Critics Circle Award,
the 1988 Drama Desk A ward and three
1988 Tony Awards.
MSU's Fairchild Theatre:
Tonight: Opening night in the MSU
Chamber Music Series featuring the
Guarneri String Quartet..
Peace Education Center:
Tonight: A meeting for East Lansing
residenti with sister city La Libertad,
Nicaragua at 7:30p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 28: Animal Farm., George
Orwell's movie depicting the totalitarian
aftennath of a barnyard revolution that is
dominated by the local pigs. Part of the
Peace Education Center's free film series.
Also Thursday night will be "Boom," a 10
minute, animated look at the arms raee.
Friday, Sept. 29: Meeting of the Committee
for Education on Latin America at 7
Friday, SepL 29:SouthemAfrica Libenltion
Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m.
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The Deans: lntlfMliOM
The new tape by TIM DHna,
Inventions, continues to hone the
sound they have defined previously.
Sounding somewhat like R.E.M.,
they use the dean-edged, singleguitar
notes to put the main melody
into their songs.
This is by no means an R.E.M.
rip-off band, though. May Molleman's
vocals add a kind of empty, hollow
sound.to the music.
Throw in catchy bass lines, a tasty
rhythm section, solid rhythm guitar,
and The Deans got a cassette that is
just plain fun.
"The Maverick• is a great example.
With the prairie sounding riffs,
it makes you want to get off your
horse and eat stew outdoors.
The tape sports two instrumentals,
"A Piece of Wood,• and "Wendel's
Apprentice .• Like the rest of the
songs, they are catchy and dancy.
The most impressive song on the
tape is "Searching,· sounding tight
and very professional. Talent is
definitely shining through.
"Tunnel Raragain makes its
appearance, as it did on the other two
tapes. Seems the boys like the song.
Kinda' bluesy, kinda hollow, kinda
So go out, plop $5 down, slam it
into your walkman, and dance to the
Deans' until they appear at Rick's
Then see them live.
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Laid down In somebody's living
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no ovef'dubs or editing, At Home With
Ths Lime Giants bounces with the"
kinetic charge of live performance.
TIM Lime Giants, comprised of
guitarist Chris Cline, bassist Mark
Mowllns, drummer Pat Bills and singer
Mark Demming, offer up eight keepers
here that just get better and better
with each listen.
The Limes specialize In upbeat, .
instantly likeable tunes built around
catchy hooks and solid playing.
Encompassing a range of styles,
me&hing pop, SO's rock and punk,
these guys coma out sounding if not
progressive, at least fresh.
"Sensation Time• and "Something
Better" rock fast and hard on the heels
of some powerful chords, while midtampo
numbers like the lead-Off track
•Learn Whan You Bum· contain
enough clever lickS and riffs to be
continually pleasing. And just when
you're having fun with alHhat, the
Limes even can make ya laugh out
loud with ridiculous love songs and
odes to the wonders of angling. So
what's not to like?
Hopefully this is just the beginning
for this band which has the ·
potential t-0do even greater things.
By the ~y, don't tMi. scared by the
lack of production. The sound Is
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The Doe Boys: Today
Is It live or Is It The Doe Boys ?
To see The Doe Boys live Is
thrlHing; to capture that excitement
onto tape Is a difficult task.
The Doe Men have done it again.
Thelrlatesttape, Todaycontains
very well produced studio versions of
the original songs known to those who
meander into Rick's while the bands a
The tape falls Into things with the
title cut, "Today,•with lead vocalisV
guitarist Johnny Jozwiak singing
"Don't know what I wanna be/Don't
know what I wanna be today,· and
continues on with the next track,
"Restlessness,· with "RestlessmanJ
Restlessman• being repeated over
and over within the song.
These lyrics might seem whinny,
but combined with the dynamics of
Jozwia.k's vocals and the intensity of
the band, they come of very sincere.
Most of them being MSU grads
could explain some of the turmoil, but
The Boys don't stay in the same track
Other songs, such as "Harrisburg
Pennsylvania,· are comical and
The song, about the Treasurer of
Pennsylvania, R. Bud Dwyer, shooting
his head off in front of the press, is
dark comedy with "his brains on the
pew/and on my shoe•, ends with a
TI:1e band's music Is presented on
a strong supports of a Cure'ish,
REM'ish, new-wave'ish style, but to
classify It would be a disservice. It
would be much better to say they are
a guitar-based band, with occasional
sythisizerwhen needed.
The Doe Boys are a band ready to
break Into something bigger-or at
least deserve to.
See them, buy the tape.
Buy the tape, see them.
Or It could become too late.
- Timothy Perfitt
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The Front: What's My Line
Word around town is that these
guys kick maximum butt live and this
six song collection recorded last
winter certainly leaves little doubt
about it.
Following closely in the wake of
bands like Soul Asylum and the
Replacements, this quartet combines
a sure melodic sense with slash and
bum guitars fueled over a propulsive
bottom. All combined it injects a little
new life into some albeit well-trodden
musical territory.
You've heard songs like these
before, but the Front has enough
good ideas of its own to keep things
interesting. The energy level here is
just too damned great to keep these
tunes from being anything but thoroughly
The tape starts off with probably
the best song of the lot. "One for you,
Two for me· immediately jumps and
demands full volume on ye aide
stereo. Why this hasn't been placed
in heavy rotation by WDBM I'll never
know. It rocks at least as good, if not
better, than 95 percent of the similar
stuff in its class.
After a slightly less engaging.
"Look Away,· the· Front delivers
another major leaguer with "Nasty
Little Girl: Ignore the stupid lyrics,
which sound like the inspired geniu's
of the Cult, and dig the mean r&b-ish
groove and the ecstatic guitar work.
On "All Fall Down· and "She's
Comin' Round. lead singerT. Taylor
turns basically good tunes Into standout
selections with emotionally honest
and impassiQned vocals which owe
more to instinct and feel than deliberate
technique. In fact, all through this
tape I was duly impressed by the
Fronrs crooning, which was right on.
Bringing up the rear, "You Went
Too Far" is a disappointing finale to an
otherwise exceptional debut release.
If you're into guitar-basetj rock
with the proverbial hard edge, some
guts and more than a little musicianship
tossed in for good measure, get
this tape and keep your eyes peeled
for the Front's next local gig. See ya
there. (Available at Flat, Black and
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Gothic rockers fulfill exoectations at Fox engagement
by M.l. ELRICK
u R-1 Music Correspondent
DETROIT -A wise man once
said: "I don't know what color your
eyes are, baby, but your clothes
should be black and long.·
And they were when Love and
Rockets touched down in Detroit's Fox
Theater Sept. 16.
Throughout the hour and a half
set the former Bauhaus and Tones on
Tail (sans David J) trio grourid out the
heavy, thumping, somewhat gothic
sound that has gained them a hardcore
following of drab-dressed, antisocietal
punks out for a good, rough
Usually running from suburbia In
white faces, black leather and with lots
of booze in tow.
love and Rockets did .little to
diseourage their Image, as Daniel Ash
ripped Into his mirrored guitar (blinding
those not wearing the prerequisite
cool shades) and tight black leathersuited
David J set off on his bass
through a haze of fog.
Early in their set they established
the mood of the evening with a
visually spectacular rendition of
"Motorcycle• from the new •Love and
Rockets• album, followed by •No Big
Deal,• also from the new release.
In fact, the only soft spot In the ·
show came when the band laid into
"So Alive,• their current hit which has
done some heavy crossing-over.
Most of the aowd fell silent,
emitting a sense of betrayal. A few,
like the shitferbrains In front of me,
booed the band's pop excursion.
With the next song, though, the
trio aanked the crowd back up.
Ash and David J were sharp
throughout the show (as was drummer
Kevin Haskins), occasionally swapping
their respective guitar and bass
for an acoustic, as in •No New Tale to
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Tel~• and other numbers. They
delivered on solid favorites, utilized
cool visual toudles and pleased with a
lengthy one-song encore. For the
encore, Ash - clad In a Beetlejuicestyle
zoot suit - took to alto sax for a
30s/40s era jam;
Not to the band's aedit, however,
were the taped guitar solo In •No New
Tale to Tell,· and the taped tenor sax
riffs in the encore.
For •So Alive; the band brought
out a back-up singer to play keyboards
and fill in the female harmonies.
It wouldn't have been a bad idea
to enlist someone to play the taped
~ric guitar and tenor parts, or leave
them out altogether since they only
colored the tunes and weren't crucial ..
The Pixies, unfortunately, who
provided the downside of the evening.
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throwback to punk's roots (the lyric
·s11c1ng an eyeball. from •Debaser,·
the first track on •Doolittle• comes to
mind), the Pixies flew through their set
and never established a presence in
their 45 minutes on stage. It was like
listening to outtakes from their album
- the versions not good enough for
the final produd.
Black Francis, normally no Enrico
Caruso, bled one too many eardrums
with his primal screams. One or two
inches less of microphone in his
epiglottis would have resolved my
Perhaps by design, perhaps not,
the Pixies never really letthe audience
relate to them. It was too bad.
Overall, though, the Pixies were
adequate. They just could have been
better; letting the show live up to the
high expectations I had of it being one
of the best opening-main act com binatk>
ns fo the summer.
Oh, one word about the audience,
appeal, and their image.
The double bill wa& sponsored by
Detroit's "We're-hip-but-we-still-wantto-
sell-lots-of-commercials" pseudoprogressive
99.5 FM, the FOX.
A mistake.
When one of the FOX's female
deejays came out to announce the
show, she was accompanied by an
obnoxious jerk who told the crowd she
was afraid to come out because she
knew they (her, him, and the hardly
cutting edge FOX) would be booed by
the always-hip, anti-mainstream love
and Rockets audience.
•But I said, 'How can they boo an
ass like this,. a the slug cheered,
maneuvering the deejay to display her
The crowd booed anyway.
I cheered. For the aowd, that is.
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Jackson satisfies Hill crowd
uR-l Nklslc Correspondent
ANN ARBOR-Have you ever
felt a deep longing for a change In
what you listen to? You know the
feeling. You look through your
albums, through your tapes and
your CD's, and nothing seems to
satisfy. It's all aap, and you need
something else.
If you were part of the packed
house at Hill Auditorium In Ann
Arbor Sept. 18 , the goods were
delivered to you In a rousing twoand-
a-half hour set from Joe
Jackson and his crack 10-plece
. Jackson makes fordeeply
satisfying listening.because he can
and has written songs In just about
any genre that you cari think of; he
does It well, and he always maintains
an Individualistic quality in his
work. That quality binds It all
together-no matter If It's angry
New Wave or full symphonic pieces.
On his latest release, Blaze of
Glory, he remains true to his. ethic
of never repeating himself and a
growing political expressiveness
By recording an album that
roughly resembles an hour-long
Broadway show, Jackson uses the
shallow ·nve fast, die young• attitude
of rock and roll as a metaphor for
the way humanity seems to be
speeding Itself towan:Js global
holocaust. Whtdl means that, like a
Broadway show, It's material that
begs to be performed In front of an
from ALCOLHOL, p. 16
The last three digits of a person's
drivers license will be printed on the
snap-on bracelet, which like those
Issued at hospitals, cannot be
removed unless cut with scissors.
Patrons of The B'Zar and
America's Cup also are required
now to show two pieces of Identification,
one pictured, for admission
Into either bar. Both the bracelet
method and two-ID requirement
were implemented earllerthls
"We're trying to stay ahead of the
game,• said Jamie Fischer, general
manager of B'Zar and America's
Cup. "We're trying to work with (city
officials), not against them.•
East Lansing City Councilmember
Jay Rosen said though local bars
are taking steps to bring under-aged
drinking under control, there still ls
room for Improvement, especially in
terms of better monitoring the
•1t varies from establishment to
establishment; Rosen said. -There
are many (bars) we have full
confidence in ••• there are some
where they could do a better job.·
Rosen said much of the steppedup
enforcement on under-aged
drinking, fake IDs and bar regulation
over the past year has been a
response to two major problems
facing downtown East Lansing-an
excessive level of violence and an
abundance of liquorand entertainment
The Alcohol community and
Safety report released this month
by the city states that -.he number
and severity of violent Incidents In
the community Is Ina-easing, with 80
percent of assaults being alcohol-
audience. Jackson and his band
succeeded admirably In pulling this
Following a brief opening set
that Included the hom.;laden-Vou
can't Get What You Want Till You
Know What You Want• from Body
and Soul (1984) anda fewselec-
. tlons from Big World (1986),
Jackson's band tore Into the electrifying
opening chords of-Tomorrow's
Work:f•, the first track on.Blaze of
Glory, to an enthusiastic response
from the aowd.
From there the show built to the
swinging •Down to London· to a
ferocious reading of the Latin-tinged
•Aaopolls Now" and the acidic pop
of the anti-Reagan •Evil E!f1plre:
· Not all the songs on Blaze of
Glory benefited from a live performance
setting, however. •Discipline•,
with Its heavy drum-machine
techno-funk, forced an awkwarct
transition from the eloquent mu&irelated.•
During the first six months
of this year, 242 assaults occurred
In the downtown area.
According to the report, It costs
taxpayers about $1,300 each
weekend for additional police
· needed to respond to the assaults
and fights In public areas and bars.
The report states that ttle city also
spends $7 ,000 in contrad expense
for weekend pickup of litter and
cleanup of urine and vomit from
April to September.
A Fact Sheet of liquor-related
problems Issued by the city of East
Lansing In May shows that 100
assaults occurred in a two-block
area, Abbott-Grand River Avenues
and Abbott-M.A.C. Avenues, where
14 table-top liquor licensed establishments
exist. This figure represents
nearly 75 percent of the
assaults reported In the downtown
area between January and May.
'When you get 1,000 kids on
Albert Street, In front of 7-11, you
get a lot of problems,· Rosen said.
-The city just can't tolerate the kind
of stuff that's happened this past
To really cut down on alcohol
abuse apparently causing many of
East Lansing's problems, Rosen
said councllmembers over the past
six months considered passing
_ legislation that would require all
East Lansing bars to go 21-and-over
only. Though the Idea was given
some thought, he said not allowlng
minors to enter any entertainment
establishments Is a "fairly extreme
solution• to downtown problems. It
also could aeate competition from
Lansing-area bars allowing people
under 21 to enter, which could
hamper local business operations,
clanshlp that had preceded It, and
left most of the members of
Jackson's talented ensemble just
standing around.
Jackson's band was a big
reason for the show's success.
During an Intermission In the Blaze
of Gkxy set, Jackson relinquished
the stage for an Inspired Instrumental
arrangement of •Breaking Us In
Two· from Night and Day (1983),
featuring soaring trumpet and
trombone solos.
On the sweepingly melodic
"Sentimental Thing·, Jackson
recreated the strings arrangement
found on Blaze of Glory at his
keyboard, and with violins accompanied
the transcendental vocals of
Joy Askew In what resulted In an
unforgettable high point In the show.
Anyone thinking Joe Jackson
was a snobbish, pretentious Brit
was In for a surprise that night. He
Introduced •Nineteen Forever-, the
single from Blaze of Glory, as -a
song that was enjoyed by dozens of
people,• and sang the song In a
stuffed sequin jacket and Elvis wig
In a hilarious caricature of the
bloated King.
He spoke freely with his audience
throughout breaks In the
performance, giving the evening the
added touch of Intimacy.
Jackson brought the concert to
a close with another sampling of his
earlier work, Including the driving
disco of •Steppln'. our and the
soulful •A Slow Song• from Night
and Day and a smoking medley
from his big band album Jumpln'
Jive which he dedicated to greats
like Duke Ellington and Louie
he noted.
But Byam, who supervises the
East Lansing alcohol, crime prevention
and sdlool safety program,
believes loc8I bars should not take
the chance of allowing persons
under 21 to enter their establishment.
Avoiding being hassled by the
city and police and running Into legal
problems may be worth losing a little
business, he said.
·1 think It's the best way to resolve
the whole thing ••• If you're not 21,
you don't go to the bar,· Byam said.
Bars currently holding a 21-andover
policy In the downtown area
Include the landshark, P. T.
O'MaUeys (after 1 o p.m.) and Rick's
American Cafe, the most recent bar
that switched about one year ago.
This fall term may decide whether
or not the Riviera C&fe will become
21-and-over, said Manager Lee
Chevalier. While the clientele of
the restaurantlbartradltlonally has
been an older cf'OIM'I, he said an
age-policy change could occur only
If a substantial number of minors are
caught drinking; fake ID's are
spotted or the cllentele changes.
'With the fake IDs now, it's stupid
to let 19-year-olds In ••• they'll be
tempted to drink,· said Chevalier,
adding he Is not worried about
losing business should the agepollcy
change because of his
already established, older cllentele.
Fischer said though America's
Cup and The B'Zar have considered
going 21-and-over during the past
few years, there currently are no
plans of doing so.
Dooley's and Sensations also have
fumbled with the Idea of changing the
age requirement for admittance but
have no current plans to do so, Foltz
MSU chapter of
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designated driver
campaign for E.L.
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next time that person visits that bar,
so long as there Is a designateddriver
But SADD needs funds to make
the project a success. Money Is ·
needed for the pins, coupons and
fHers promotlngthedeslgnateddrlver
Idea. Bars also must be
willing to bear the burden of giving
away free pop and possibly bar
"We hope to get away with
(spending) no money if we can get
things done,· SAAD Publicity
Chairperson Lisa Reeber said,
adding she hopes to have the
program moving at full force by
The program's purpose is to
•make everyone aware otthe
problem of drinking and driving and
to help them become responsible,·
said Reeber, a 22-year old psychology
major. •1 think anywhere,
people could be more responsible."
•Drinking and driving Is not
something that you can just say will
never happen,• she stressed.
•(People need) to be aware of the
dangers of drinking and driving and
to assume responsibility .•. not only
for themselves to get home safe, but
also allowing others to get home
Local bar manager Lee Chevalier
of The Riviera Cafe applauded the
studenU; on the program. Impressed
by the students' concern
over drinking and driving, he said he
would support the group in its
pursuit to eliminate with drinking and
driving. -
Dooley's and Sensations also
showed interest In the program.
"We strongly support that type of
activity and believe no one should
drink after having consumed; said
Gary Foltz, owner of Dooley's and
The Ingham County chapter of
Mothers Against Drunk Driving also
expressed enthusiasm .overt he
Designated Driver Program.
·1 think East Lansing really has a
problem with too much drinking,"
said MADD Treasurer Cheryl Little,
who has been an East Lansing
resident for about 18 years. "I think
It's terrific that they're initiating the
But drinking and driving, Little
noted, ls not the only alcohol-related
problem affecting students. Drinking
and walking is just as big a
concern, If not more, she said.
•1 think the bigger concern in East
Lansing Is the number of students
that walk and drink, and might get
hit; Little said, recalling one such
Incident that resulted in the death of
an MSU student last fall.
Philip Eugene Rader, a fre5hman
business major, was killed last fall ·
after being struck by a vehicle
driven by an Intoxicated driver at a
downtown East Lansing Intersection.
The student, also reported as
being under the influence of alcohol,
ran out In front of the vehicle while
crossing the Intersection of East
Grand River and M.A.C. avenues,
according to police reports.
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Doe Boys, Deans still intact
. despite tamultuous summer
b TIMOTHY PERFITT laugh out of It and the ones that didn't
u~-1 Musi Correspondent looked forw~ to the band coming
c back, to explain the lull.
It played like a soap opera, but In
the end no one was pregnant.
Filling starring roles were The
Doe Boys and The Deans who
underv.ient changes amid various
· rumors before coming outofthe
su"1mer somewhat intact, but with
new line-ups.
The Dqe Boys have disbanded,
but lead vocalisVguitarist Johnny
Jozwiak and drummer Eric Hardy are
reforming the band, adding a new
bass player. · .
However, they still need a fourth.
'We need a guitar player that can
sing half-way decent and likes {our}
style of music,· says Hardy.
The barld plans to start playing
East Lansing and Detroit In November
or December, and -Want to make The
Doe Boys appear as if we have never
· broke up,• Hardy said. ·
In fad, The Doe Boys have not
moved to New York, as The State
News erroneously reported.
The Doe Boys have been together
for ttte past five years, and have two
tapes out, Th• Do. Boy•and Todlly,
both on their own label.
Furtlierconfuslng things, the
reformation of The Doe Boys leaves
The Deans without a drummer, as
. Hardy plans to leave the band soon.
Deans' fans shouldn't fret though.
This not the first drummer they have
gone through, as May Moalleman
explains. ·
Reminiscient of Spinal Tap, he
said, •Eric Is our fourteenth drummer,•
The Deans' lead vocalistt>asslst said.
•He'll play up until we get another:
The wait may not be long though,
as they already have a drummer lined
•Number nine Is coming back;
Moall~an asserted- b&ck from a
detour to flight school.
The Deans currently have plans to
play Paychecks In Hamtramck, and
may be seen locally at Rick'• American
'We {The Doe Boys} live in New
York now, and come back here every
once In a while to play around; Hardy
quoted The State News, his voice
leeched in sarcasm.
The band has released three
tapes, the first two through Imaginary
cassetteCompany, andthelrlatest ·
one, Inventions, on their own label,
Revolver Music. Th• Doe Boy• before rntructUring: (Ito R) Michael Hilbert, Doug Kinane,
Hardy said the rumors helped the
band, though.
. People who knew them got a big
After starting out playing hard core
at Rick's American Cafe, they have
since changed their style to something
more alternative.
Johnny Jozwiak and Eric Hardy. ·
"No more distortion; Moalleman
salddescribingthemusic:.(tt's) really
jumpy, kind of dancy .•
The Deans are also known to
occasionally play Freak Nightat
B'zar, so definitely cha them out.
East Lansing officials and businesses clamp down on boozing
Fake /D's targeted Y~:==beveragesalesinnew -
nota1wayssoe&sy. SADDjoins fray
by TRESA BALDAS restaurants and licensed liquor "It's extremely difficult, in fact by TRESA BAL DAS
uR-1 Metro Correspondent establishments must not exceed 50 Impossible, to prevent all consump- uR-1 Metro Correspondent
You fake it, they'll take It.
That's what' II happen If you try to
. pass a phony ID In East Lansing.
· Due to the continuing problems of
vandalism, litter and violence
plaguing the streets of downtown
East Lansing, city officials have
taken extra steps this yearto
counter under-age drinking. Parent
groups, police and city officials
believe the sale of alcohol to-minors
· to be •one of the primary proQlems
in the community, both Within.
licensed liquor establishments and
through purchase of liquor from
carry-out stores,• according to a
report released by the City Council
earlier this month: · ·
Attempting to reduce ~ol
abuse·~ accountable for ~Y of
, .' the g.Q9lnt0wn safety_and de!eriora.
tion problems - the city adopted
legisiation this year that addresses
alcQhol sales to minors, USiS of false
· Identification and greater regulation
of lieensed liquor establishments.
ProVislons of·alcohol-:r~lated
; Qtdinances passed d.urlng the past
' . ' .
· percent of gross revenues; and less tion and possession (of alcohol) by
than 50 percent of the total floot' . minors,· said Gary Foltz, owner of
area can be used for entertainment. Dooley's and Sensations - two of
(adopted Sept. 5) East Lansing's most popular and
*All food establishments that offer busiest downtown bars .
entertainment are charged a fee; · 'We are acutely aware of the
those businesses providing problem; he said. 'We spend a lot
entertainment after midnight are of time and energy In trying to
charged an additional fee equal to control It:
50 percent of the annual entertain- In response to the city's new laws •
ment fee. (adopted Sept. 5) _ and concerns aver alcOhol abuse,
*No person is allowed to use any specifically bymlnors, Dooley's and
type of false Identification to enter a Sensations this fall will use two
·bar or to purchase liquor from a stamps to distinguish minors from
carry-out store. (adopted May 2) those older than 21, Foltz said.
*Bars and licensed liquor stores Both bars previously used just one
must confiscate suspected false stamp.
Identification and tum It over to the 'We are going to continue a very
police. (adopted May 2) diligent effort ascertaining those
'We're asking the bars to be more who are 21, and those who llf'e not,·
responsible,~ said East Lansing Sgt. Foltz said.
- Larry Byam, supervisor of Commu- And other East Lansing bars are
nlty Policing. •(Under-aged drink- doing the same, some to greater
Ing) h$S been a problem ... a major extremes. The B'Zar and America's
problem: Cup, both on M.A.C. Avenue, have
While local bar owners admit Introduced one of the newest
there Is a problem with minors techniques In seJ)arating the legal
consuming alcohol In East ~ng. drinkers from minors - issuing
monitoring under.:aged drinking and different, bright colored bracelets.
spotting the phony IDs, they say, is SH ALCOHOL, p. 15.
If you see someone wearing a
designated driver button the next
time you're In an East Lansing ·
watering hole, don't be surprised.
There's a purpose behind the pin:
DrunkdriVing is intolerable.
That's the recent message the
MSU chapter of Students Against
Drunk Driving is sending out to the
East Lansing community. The twoyear-
old cam pus organization is
launching a Designated Driver
Program this fall, an Idea that has
been floating around In the group for
about six months.
The program will be d~igned so
that a designated driver will be
known and recognized by bouncers
and waitstaff at local bars . . The
driver will wear a pin reading,
•Designated Driver,• and sign a
card when entering the premises.
In support of the program, SADD
Is asking local bars to provide free
. softdrlnks fort he designated driver
of the evening, and possibly, a
coupon for a free bar drink for the
see SADD, p. 15
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