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The INSIDE Out rde the l ocy Tower ... 2 Yangtze Dam .......... 3 PCP, ..... .. ti Junkster . . . 8 Theater of the 9ppressed .. 9 Announcemer ts ........ 12 Volume VII, Issue 7 Keep Joy,out of the reach of children 'I November, 1997 Separation of Art and State Partll Celebraton of New College communty by Jessica Katzenstein It was a bri k but sunny afternoon when the ew College community wa lured to the grassy area behind Sudakoff by the powerful scent of bar-by Paul "Che ch" Ch etien becue. Dining alfresco last Wednesday, the Last month, Congr s funded student began celebrating the first official ew the ational Endowment for the College Day. Art [NEA] $98-million for fisAt the beginning of this year, a committee made cal year 1998. The agency, up of three alumni and two students started planwhich wa. fonned by Congre s ning a day where the tudent body, faculty and in 1965, has come under attack alumni could come together and enjoy the commuin recent year. by congrcs ional nity. "The idea behind this day is that for years member who feel that the NEA people have enjoyed the atmosphere of the small ha failed in it mission or that it college," aid committee member and alumnus is a throwback to a time when Aron Edidin. "But even though we eem to have a the federal government was extight sense of community, it's really quite fragpanding into areas which it mented. So, we began to talk about the sorts of never belonged. community-building activities we could incorpoOppo ition to the NEA came rate into one day." This idea became New College in two waves: the first, which Day. be an in 1989. was an a ack on "In its initial discussion stage part of the day o of 'ob' oin to be set th e tionablc' or 'indecent' art, and learning environment an set us the second. which began in other colleges," said Edidin. "Though it eems like 1994. put federal art ubsidie this year. ew College Day i mostly about bringdirectly in the path of federal ing people together and getting an opportunity to downsizing. play together and sec group who have been doing In 1989, Sen. Je se Helms different things." first brought pressure upon the The committee then brain tormed to find a way EA when he voiced hi outrage over the agency's support of an exhibition of Robert Mapple thorpe' photography which contained homoerotic image. In the months that followed, Congre. debated budget alloca tions for the NEA amidst a great deal of political pre sure from special-interest groups which went as far as to call for the elimination of the NEA. Several New College students find community spirit by lathering up. Congress reacted to this con trover y by adding an amendment to the to the annual EA appropriation act based upon the Miller v. California de cision which stated: none of the funds ... may be used to pro mote, disseminate, or produce materials which ... may be con sidered obscene, including, but not limited to, depictions of sadomasochism, homoeroticism, sexual exploitation of children, or individuals engaged in sex acts and which, when taken as a whole, do not have serious literBE "NEA" ON PAGE 5 SEE NEW COLLEGE DAY" ON PAGE 4 ''Date Rape Drug'' Gets a Makeover by Rachael Herrup-Morse Rohypnol (roofies) has been a cause for concern for both law enforcement officials and women ince its appearance on the American drug scene five years ago. The drug, known generically a, Flunitrazepam, is a benzodi azepine manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Hoffman-LaRoche. Rohypnol is widely prescribed a-; a sleeping pill in Europe, A ia, and S'Outh A me rica, and is ten times more potent than its clo est American equivalent, Valium. The use of Rohypnol is illegal in the United States, and a boom ing trafficking industry has developed, given it high de mand. Most commonly, the drug is brought in overland through Mexico into Texas or, alterna tively, via overnight mail into Florida. Known as the street as "roofies," ''roopie ," "Mexican Valium,'' "R-2," "roofenol,'' "Roche," "roachie ," "rocha," "rope," and "rib," Rohypnol i used as a 'parachute' drug, to soften the crash of cocaine or crack u e. The drug i al o used to 'slide' into heroin or to in crea e the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Rohypnol i taken orally and begins to affect its u er within twenty to thirty minutes and does not wear off for up to eight hour Effect include dizziness, sleepiness, confu ion, and mem ory los If taken frequently, Rohypnol can become addictive, with withdrawal symptoms running the gamut from high anxi ety levels to cardiovascular collapse. Popular in dance clubs, col lege campu es, and the rave scene, Rohypnol has increasingly become a problem for law en forcement official due to its association with date rape. As now manufactured, Rohypnol (the date rape drug) is colorle odorless, tasteless and dissolves instantly in liquid. ecently, there have been instance where women have unknowingly been drugged with Rohypnol and, un able to resist, been raped. Often time the victim will have little to no memory of the event, mak ing it extremely difficult to arrest and prosecute the aggressor. SEE "ROOFIES" ON PAGE 5
2 The Catalyst International Teachers strike in Ontario North America's largest teachers' strike has left 2.1 million Ontario students without school ing. The teachers called the strike to oppose a bill that would give the provincial government, rather than local school boards, the power over such matters as class size and workmg hours. The teachers also are opposing proposed budget cuts. The Ontario provincial government is seeking a court injunction to order the 126,000 teachers back to their classrooms. Iraq defies U.N. On Sunday, three Americans, part of a U.N. weapons inspection team, were rejected outside of Baghdad, Iraq. Inspectors from other coun tries, however, were admitted. U.S.congressional leaders have said that they would support military action to force Iraqi compliance with U.N. arms inspectors. Officials from the U.N. Security Council nations are working to reach a consensus on forcing Iraq to comply and resolve the con flict diplomatically. Vatican: Anti-Semitism Offends God The Vatican declared that anti-semitism is an offense against God and the church. Wrapping up a symposium on anti-Jewish strains in Christianity, Pope John Paul IT blamed long standing anti-Jewish prejudice for the passivity of many Christians when faced with the Nazi persecution of Jews. But he stopped short of blaming Church itself, and critics say could have done more to protect J e w s World War II bomb found An unexploded World War IT bomb was found near Germany's parliament building in Bonn by construction workers Tuesday, authorities said. Hundreds of members of parliament and office workers were evacuated from a 29-story government building next to the Bundestag after the bomb was found buried next to a nearby building site. Police were also evacuating residents of the neighborhood so that the bomb, weighing about 1,100 pounds, could be defused by explosive ex perts.Scores of unexploded World War bombs dropped by Allied aircraft are found in Germany every year. ittalysf General Editor Managing Editor Heather Oliver Charles Choi Features Editor Aaron Gustafson Staff Writers Hugh Brown, Paul Chretien, Rocky Swift, Rachael Herrup-Morse, Jessica Katzenstein Layout Online Developer Cyndy Elde Nicole Ganzekaufer Business Manager Rachael Morris Contributors Theatre of the Oppressed tutorial, Anne Tazewell News Protesters bum flags Human rights campaigners burned two Chinese flags on Sunday as Chinese President Jiang Zemin told over a thousand dinner guests and the Beverly Hills Hilton that "differences in culture and ideology between our two countries should be treated with mutual respect and should be put aside for the greater good." Protesters chanted "China Out of Tibet" and "We Want Justice" as the flags were incinerated UN Recoups $30M From Waste,Fraud The United Nations has identified $30 million that was lost through waste or fraud, part of a campaign against waste and corruption in the global organization. An annual report released last week also identified millions of dollars in avings after measures were instituted to crack OUTSIDE ...... -1voeRY lOWER down on fraud and unnecessary spending. But U.N. inspector-general Karl Paschke, a German career diplomat brought in three years ago at the inststence of the United States and other Western countries, said reforms must go much further. British nanny found guilty On Thursday, a Cambridge, Mass. jury found British nanny Louise Woodward guilty of second degree murder of baby Matthew Eappen. She was sentenced to life in prison. The jury didn't think that she intended to kill the baby, but they felt they had to convict on the basis of medical evidence, that the death was not accidental. Woodward's lawyers will appeal the case and Judge Hiller Zobel said that he would hold a hearing to consider four options: declaring Woodward not guilty, ordering a new trail, reduc ing the charges, or allowing the sentence to stand. The verdict has sparked outrage in Britain and criticism of the American legal system. November 4, 1997 Federal Bank melts Nazi gold Newly released memos show that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York melted down $23 million of Nazi gold in the 1950s and reissued it with a U.S seal. There is no evidence stating that officials knew that this gold was taken from Holocaust victims, but they were aware that it had been looted from the treasuries of the Netherlands and Belgium by the Nazis. Amtrak, Workers Reach Settlement Amtrak and its workers have reached a settle ment that averts a possible national passenger railroad strike, a spokesman for Transportation Secretary Rodhey Slater said today. An agree ment was reached durin g an eight-day extension in negotiations urged by Slater last week. For the agreement to h9ld congressional approval is re quired for an Amtrak rescue package already under consideration on Capitol Hill. That pack age has been stalled in Congress over provisions that would relax some labor protections. Psychiatric staff members indicted Five former staff members of a Houston psy chiatric hospital were indicted on charges that they brainwashed patients into believing they had been in a satanic cult so they could bilk them of millions of dollars, federal prosecutors said. The 60-count indictment charged the five with conspiracy and mail fraud, each count of which carries a maximum jail sentence of five years. The defendants told a number of patients from 1 ?91 to 1993 that they_ had cult ac c ording to pros ecutor s. They told th e p a tients they did not remember being in the cult because they had mentally blocked it out, then ''brainwashed" them into recalling false memories of their alleged cult activities. State Tornado destroys homes At least 26 people were injured early Sunday morning when a tornado touched down in New Smyrna Beach in Florida. A 64 unit condominium complex was destroyed, leaving as many as 200 people homeless, as it skipped across four sections of this Atlantic coast community. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http :/lwww.sar. usf edul-catalystl The Catalyst is an academic tutorial spon sored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the New College Publications Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 firstname.lastname@example.org:. usf edu The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the Editor or contributions and include names and contact information. Submissions in "rtf' or "WriteNow" format may be saved to the Catalyst Contributions folder in the Temp Directory on the Publications Office file server, printed submissions may be placed in campus box 75, and all other contributions may be e-mailed to catalyst@virtu. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue.
The catalyst News -Damning of the Yangtze November 4, 1997 l5 ond Y:tgtze Rtver tn the world. mines worth millions of dollars will be in ave onh soldmany thou1lhtless undated as will thousands of kilometers 3 mg.s to It at we s the ver.r, worth of highways and railways. least try our best to repeating them. The dam is expected to take between 15 by Charles Choi -Vat Qtng, February 1989. and 20 complete, with costs ranging from $12 bllhon to $70 billion, including in terest charges and inflation. The Chinese government is providing much of the funding for the project and has already begun to levy a 2% tax on electricity. Around 400 million people live along the banks of the Yangtze River, where floods When I came back from China this summer I brought back as a gift for my father a case for ink that I had bought at the mouth of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. It was a round box about half an inch thick and about four inches in diameter, made from black stone that had in it white fossilized chrysanthemum flowers 12,000years-old. The deposit from which that stone was exca vated will be slowly flooded with over 500 feet of water over it in the next twenty years, as wiiJ all else along the banks of the Yangtze, when the dam at Sandouping in Hubei Province is com pleted. are frequent and deadly. Peak water level is as much as 40 feet above the surrounding land, and as the Yangtze deposits more sedi-The Three Gorges of the Yangtze Ri ment, embankments have to be built higher. they appeared this summer ver as T.he flood management that the dam will prov1de would therefore save many lives annually. Gorges region is also among the poor est. m Chma, and the dam project is bringing a lot of m vestment and new buildings to an area that The Yangtze is 3,940 miles long, making it the longest river in China and the third longest in the world, behind the Nile and the Amazon. It flows through a quarter of the Chinese farmland providing 70% of the inland water and supporting the kiving of a third of the popula tion of China. The concrete gravity dam that is being built will be 2.15 kilometers wide and 185 meters high, making it the largest in the world. It will feature several firsts, among them a five-stage s ock d 0t n i e evator. It s expected to generate 18 gigawatts of power. rep resenting nearly 9% of China's current total capacity, and thus end the problem of electric shortage in Central and Eastern China. The dam will create a reservoir approximately 375 miles long and 575 feet deep, with an aver. age width of 3,600 feet, which is twice the width of the natural river. This reservoir will allow 10,000-ton ocean-faring cargo ships and cruise liners to navigate 1,500 miles inland, from the Pacific Ocean to the port city of Chongqing. Chongqing, with its 15 million people, will be come the largest seaport in the world. That reservoir will also submerge approxi mately 150,000 acres in 19 counties, including at least 2 major cities, 160 towns, 1500 factories, 14,500 hectares of agricultural land, 16 archeo logical sites and 108 historical sites, some of which date back to 10,000 B.C. Coal and iron is often neglected by the central government. However, there has been strong opposition to the dam both within and outside China which mainly. comes from the academic and the Chrnese People's Political Consultative Congress (Zheng Xie). Protesters such as Dai Qing, an expatriate Chinese journalist who edited the first popular book critical of the dam, warned that the cities along the river would flush tremen amounts of waste into the reservoir,"tuming 1t mto a cesspool that will threaten the health of th sc r s o in the bas ., m. A dam break may also occur chle to natural earthquakes, big floods, engineering faults, or military strike, endangering tlie lives of millions. In 1975, heavy rains in Southern Henan Province caused the break of a chain of dams, drowning over 200,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands of more homeless. The fish resources of the Yangtze are quite abundant, witb 196 species in the upper reach. Migration of fish will be blocked by the dam, and the change in the water flow speed will de stroy the spawning grounds for many. However, the amount of native fishes is expected to increase in the reservoir. There are a total of 112 known species of aquatic creatures specific to the river. An experi mental station will be set up to study how feasible it would be to relocate or perhaps estab lish reserves for rare species. Chinese scientists are presently studying the Yangtze River (a.k.a. baiji) dolphin. Its popu lation size is less than 100, making it the most endangered cetacean in the world. The total captive population of the Yangtze River dol phin is one. His name is QiQi, and he was caught 18 years ago when he was only a year old. There was once also a captive female, but she died of pneumonia before she was old enough to reproduce. A brief glimpse of things to come. This smaller "-clam was built in the Yangtze to help provide funds for the bigger dam. There are very few funds to research the other threatened species. One of these is the Chinese paddlefish. Only 300 are left, and their habitat of 1,600 kilometers will be re duced by 200 km, which may speed up their extinction. About 1.2 to 2 million people have no to be relocated as part of the project, whrch_ wti_I make it the largest resettlement pro gram ID history by far. Families are going to abandon ancestral graveyards and move from land homesteaded 400 years ago. According to a report prepared by the Yangtze Valley Planning Office, people relocated due to dam (e.g. Danjiangkou Dam in Hubei Province, which relocated 382,000 in the 1960s) have been treated like refugees. They got litt1e compensation for their submerged homes and land, and were resettled in houses which are like "refugee camps" or "military camps". Officials are not ruling out the possibility that some may move to remote, underpopulated are<>.s, begun, and officials say that they will make up for the loss of land. The humid lowlands of the Yangtze basin have been the rice bowl of China for centuries as the silt has been a constant source of fertilizer for downstream agriculture and fishing. When they get inundated, productivity is expected to drop by 20%, as 75% of the sediment will be trapped by the reservoir. More chemical fertilizers may have to be used to achieve the same level of pro duction in the basin, and this may place extra economic burden on farmers that are already quite poor and increase the chance of aquifer pol lution. Intensified land use may also result in serious soil erosion which may trigger large land slides in an area already infamous for them. What is bringing many tourists to the Yangtze is the knowledge that its Three Gorges will soon be drowned. They have been immortalized in po etry for millennia due to their natural beauty, and they were home to home to the earliest great poet of Chinese literature, Qu Yuan. Here is one poem: On and on the Great River rolls, racing east. Of proud and gallant heroes its white-tops leave no trace, As right and wrong, pride and fall tum all at once unreal. Yet ever the green hills stay To blnze in the west-waning day. In China, the Yangtze River is represented by the phoenix whereas the Yellow River is repre sented by the dragon. May the Yangtze be reborn like the phoenix as the tide of history rises and falls around its banks.
4 The Catalyst Campus News November 4, 1997 Chinese President visits the United States by Rachael Morris and jeopardized state ecurity. Therefore, the will reap the benefits of American trade. After "explicit and dear" assurances that China will halt its dealing in nuclear technol ogy to volatile states such as Iran and Pakistan, the American government has lifted its 1985 prohibition of sale of nuclear tech nology to China. According to some estimates, this could result in $60 billion in sales to China by companies who specialize in the production of nuclear reactors. Boeing, one of the world's largest producers of air craft both commercial and strategically, will also sign a $3 billion trade deal with China. Not surprisingly, the 232-guest state dinner held to welcome the Chinese delegation had more CEOs in attendance than diplomats and politicians. Last week Chinese president Jiang Zemin Chinese government had to take necessary visited the United States (the first Chinese measure according to law to quickly resolve leader to do so in over 12 years) for a sumthe matter to ensure that our country enjoys mit to discuss issues ranging from human stability and that our reform and opening up rights to restrictions in the sale of nuclear proceeds smoothly. I'm also of the view that technology to "rogue states." Wednesday's on such issues as the human rights issue, distelevised press conference, however, seemed cussions can be held on the basis of to show that China was eager to bolster its noninterference in the internal affair of the position as a political power internationally country." but remained closed on the idea of modifying President Clinton acknowledged the prointernal policy to better suit the moral confound ideological differences between China sciousness of Western countries. and the United States, saying, "I think it During the press conference, Jiang quoted shou1d be obvious to everyone that we have the Chinese proverb, "Seeing it once is better a very different view of the meaning o: than hearing about it I 00 times." Apparently events at Tianamen Square." But Clinton he neither saw nor heard the 1000 people al o added, "I believe what happened and the gathered in front of the White House, led by aftermath and the continuing reluctance to such political1y influential people as Richard tolerate political dissent ha. kept Chma from Gere, to protest China's human rights abuses. politically developing the level of support in the suppression of Tibet and religious intolerthe rest of the world that otherwise would During his week-long visit. Jiang will visit the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia, and many sites in the Washington, D.C. glorifying the 'moral right eousness' of the American system. Next year, Presiaent Clinton will travel to China for a continuation of the new policy of "friendli ne s" between the two countries, cementing what seems to be a trade partnership between the current econollllc superpower and the one that threatens to upsJage it in the coming century. ance, among other matter Jiang commented have been developed." at times throughout the press conference that "The United States recognizes that on so he could hear ''noise." but nothing distinmany issues, China is on the right side of guishable. history, and we welcome it. But on this issue In response to some the pres 's questions [human rights], we believe the policy of the about his action in the Tianamen Square government i on the wrong side of history," protests in Beijing in 1989, Jiang said. "The Clinton said. political disrurbance that occurred at that On the right side of history or not, as the time ... seriously disrupted social tability econd largest economy in the world, China New College day offers events for community spirit 0 enjoy all of rhem. If we'd been .......... to allow everyone to take part in many different activitie but still have the feeling of being a part of a large group. "We thought the best way to begin the day wa to have everyone be together for an initial presen tation and then break off into small groups and enjoy more individualized activities,'' said Jessica Falcone, who also served on the planning commit tee. This serup allowed for a large variety of activities to take place in a short time-span. There were plenty of thing to take part in both as a spectator and active participant. For those who play sports, there were basketball, volleyball and (( soccer tournaments. It was so festlve. It was Those who enjoy the really nice to see every, arts could one runn[ng around an 1mprov1sab h t10nal dance and emg a appy presentation, listened communEty. There was to the Slavic Vocal ) ust a total air of happi, Ensemble, learned about the theater of the ness. I really felt at absurd, or helped paint home. a mural in the mail Jason G-rimes room. And for those who just wanted to have some out-of-the-ordinary fun, there was slip 'n' sliding on the hill. In fact, this large variety caused some distress for students who wanted time to participate in more of the events. "I thought it went over really well," said Sara Seidel. "The only problem was that we didn't have enough time. There were so morning, too, it would add more time slots. So, Like the new next year it hould be all day." Another minor problem that cropped up was format of the that the initial community event ran a little longer than the organizers had expected, which caused the Catalvst? Want it a low turn-out for the smaller activities scheduled :1' for the first spot. ''I just felt really bad for the peo-tO be even COOler? ple running the first activities," aid Falcone. "It really caused the groups to be smaller since every-Stop by our one was still at the stage, but they looked like they were having a blast, so I suppose it all worked Wednesday self. out." For the most part, New College Day was a sue-improvement cess. The students enjoyed themselves and tried new activities. The minor problems didn't seem to focus group affect the overall outcome. "It was so festive," said Jason Grimste. "It was really nice to see everybody meeting tO share running around and being a happy community. There was just a total air of happiness. I reaUy felt your ideaS about at home." Some people did seem to feel that New College how the Catalvst already has a strong sense of community, and the :7 day was a bit unnecessary. These voices seemed to COUld. better serve be in the minority, however, and the planning committee's efforts seemed to be successful. The actual the New College date of New College Day, October 29, is not set in stone, according to the committee, and next year, community. will most likely not be so near the Halloween PCP so that the campus activities will be spread out. 6:30 p.m., Ham The original committee is meeting this week to discuss the pros and cons of the day so as to im-Center couches. prove it for next year. They hope to make it an important tradition. Helpful Hint # 23: The Catalyst makes a handy coaster .. C:iitalyst
The Catalyst "ROOFIES FROM PAGE 1 In J une 1996 the St. Pet e Time s ran the followi ng of the rape of a 23-year old Umvers1ty of South Florida student: "Wi thin ten minutes things started to fade, she said "I don t remember what car I was in although I do remember who I was riding with. "When I came to, I was lying in a bed she said. "I had someone on top of me .. When I turned around, there were two other people looking at me. As he started having sex, I said, 'No, I don't want this.' I remem ber trying to push him ((S.tay away from off, and nothing hap-zt. I wouldn't pened. walk away from "All I do is it, I'd TUf!. blame myself because -J.D. Wtthrow I didn't know what happened. I didn't know ifl consented, I didn't know ifi fought them off, I didn't know if there was anyone there to help or watch. Not having the knowledge made the guilt all the worse." Events Hoffman-LaRoche has reformulated the drug because of t he outcry surrounding Rohypnol and its use in date rape. The com PCl?Y ad ded a substance that will turn any dnnk m whtch the drug is dissolv e d the color blue In addition, Rohypnol will no longer dissolve quickly in liquid. With the new for mula the drug will take 15-20 minutes to fully break apart. During that 15-20 minutes, the remain in clumps making de tectiOn easter. USF Police Captain J D. Withrow warns students that the changes have not yet taken place. The formula needs to first be ap by government agencies Ltke the Umted States, overseas drug admin istrations also need to carry out tests before any changes in drug composi tions. Withrow recommends that for now, stu dents should heed the maxim, "If you didn't pour it, don't drink it." Going on the com ment about Rohypnol specifically, Withrow said, "Stay away from it. I wouldn't walk NEA fund i ng controversy continues "NEA" FROM PAGE 1 ary, artistic, political, or scientific value. In addition, recipients were required to certify that their grants would not be u sed "to pro mote d issemin ate, o r produce [o b s cene ] materials." This provision was struck down a':ld as unco!lstitutionally vague, and a I n t he 1990 appropriat ions year, Congress once agai n attemp ted t o l e g is late boundaries for the NEA by requiring that they take "into consideration general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the American public. This action was also struck down as unconstitutional in a lawsuit brought about by four performance artists in Finley v. National Endowment for the Arts. The 1994 elections brought a new Republican majority to both the House and Senat e and the promise of s w eeping re f orms under Newt Gingrich's Contract With America. In the wake of these changes, the NEA was scheduled to be phased out by 1998. Congressional hearings were held in February 1995 to determine the future of the NEA. In one of the more intense moments, actor Christopher Reeves, months before his tragic accident, testified before a Senate committee that the government has a respon sibility to provide funding for the arts, but the responsibility of decisions concerning art should be left to the artists. At this point, Sen. Slade Gorton, who had been question ing Reeves, was aggravated to the point where left the hearing. In the end, the NEA lost nearly 40 percent of its funding for fiscal 1996, and was pro hibited from issuing grants to individual artists with a few minor exceptions. One of the last recipients of the an NEA individual fellowship William Pope.L [sic], a lecturer of fine arts at Bates College in Lewiston, ME, decided to fire one final shot at the congressional opponents of the NEA. In an interview with the Maine Telegram he s tated that he h ad tw o p r o j ects i n m i n d fo r h i s $20,000 grant. One: to rig a 6-foot-long white cardboard penis and walk through the v.:earing it. The other: to chain hand out money to passers-by. In April of this past year, the congres s i onal b at tle began over the NEA res u med at reauthorization hearings in front of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. This time, the hearings lacked many of the of the emotional outbursts and vivid imagery of of earlier hearings. NEA Chairman Jane Alexander illustrated several of the agency's successes. Coi11IlUttee members in turn inquired about other areas such as: Administrative costs of the NEA, records of grant recipients, and geographical distrib ution of funds. Alexander placed administrative costs at 20%, and pointed out that a few states do re ceive the majority of NEA funds since these areas such as New York [which receives ap prox. 20%] have larger art communities than others. A report from the Office of the Inspector General showed that a majority of grant recipients did not follow federal guide lines for reporting expenditures and failed to employ outside auditors. NEA funding for fiscal year 1998 was a portion of the Interior Appropriations Bill HR 2107. Ironically funding for the NEA constituted Jess than one percent of HR 2107 [over $13-billion], yet it was one of the hard est fought items in the bill. In July, the House of Representatives ap proved a version of HR 2107 which eliminated all funding for the NEA. The Senate waited until September to take action on the bill. In mid September, four amendments were n ohypnol tablets are white, singleor "-cross-scored, with "ROCHE" on one side and "1" or "2" circled on the other. away from it, I'd run." The captain is currently working in conjunction with the Counseling and Wellness Center and Mark Johnson to raise awareness of the problems associated with sedatives and date rape. Recently, a new pamphlet was published, "Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault." Copies are available in the cop shop and at Parkview. proposed to HR 2107 concerning the NEA. An amendment eliminating arts funding outright was presented by Sen Ashcroft and Sen. Hel ms and was defeated 23-77 An amendment e limi nati n g the ag e ncy and sending the funds directly to th e states m block grants. each state receiving a 62 An amendmen t phasing out funding for the agen c y over a th re e year period and pri vatiz ing it was pre s e nted by S en. Spence r Abraham, and was defeated 26-73. An amendment retaining the agency but sending 75% of the funds directly to the states, reserving 5% for administration and using the remainder to support major ballet, opera and other groups was presented by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and was de feated 39-61. In the end, both houses voted to fund the NEA for fiscal' 1998, but with a number of changes. Funding was reduced from $100million to $98-million. The amount of money that the agency sends directly to states is increased from 35% to 40%. A state cannot receive more than 15% of the agency's money, though this would not apply to groups with a national focus. In addition, appropriators agreed to provisions which would ensure that education remain a focus of the NEA and a provision which would allow the agency to raise money privately. The NEA is funded through 1998, but after that nothing is certain. In the past three years alone, the agency has undergone dras tic changes which have left it with less money and increased regulation. Congress appears to be largely interested in maintain ing funding for the arts, but many members seem interested in passing the political re sponsibilities to the states.
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8 The Catalyst Features November 4, 1997 Being signed is not enough by Aaron Gustafson Many people believe that being signed to a major label means that everything is taken care of. This is simply not true; bands have to continually work and put up with the hard ships of studio work and touring, and sometimes end up compromising both their ideals and their art. The truth is that bands must keep on struggling, even after they are signed to a major label. Junkster, a female fronted electro-rock band from Dublin, know this fact very well. Junkster began their first tour under the arm of RCA records in Holland. They toured Europe for a little over two months before traveling to America. Junkster began their first tour of the United States not too long ago with fellow electronic band Sneaker Pimps. Three weeks into the tour, Sneaker Pimps jumped ship and headed back to England. It was at this point that Junkster, the supporting act, decided to slug it out and finish up the tour, even adding 15 dates of their own across Canada and the eastern U.S. Even with the Sneaker Pimps, the tour has had its slow nights, drawing just over 1 00 people. Now that Junkster is on their own, shows can range from packed to around 30 people, as was the case Thursday night when they played The Rubb in Ybor City. "You play one place and you're the Beatles," said frontwoman Deirdre 0' Neill in her thick Irish brogue. "At other places, there's no one there." O'Neill is referring to Junkster's large fol lowings in places like Birmingham, Alabama. This is usually due to a good deal of radio airplay for their singles. So far, the band has released "Slide" and "Mr. Blue" to much club play. According to BMG College Representative for Southwest Florida Hal Issacson, also a New College student, Tampa's radio stations have yet to give any airtime to the band, lending to the particu larly bad turnout at the show. Junkster makes the best of it though. "It's funny, but I find packed concerts a bit boring to play," said O'NeilL She likes the challenge of playing to a small audience. "It makes you work harder." Junkster have played their share of small shows according to O'Neill, the weirdest of which was a show that they played in Leferging, Belgium. The stage was about the size of a small couch that did not allow enough room for the drum kit or even a bass. To add insult to injury, the stage faced a brick wall and the audience sat off to the Junkster doesn't mind playing small shows. According to Deirdre O'Neill (rmddle),oig shows can be "boring." right. The band made the most of it, how ever, and set up a snare drum, programmed the bass, and dealt with the lack of monitors. "It was really funny," recalled O'Neill. "The owner of the bar even got us each a glass of beer and climbed 'up on stage during one of the songs while we were playing. She tried to give the guitarist a beer while he was playing. She thought she was being nice." Despite the lack of attendance at the show, Junkster played their best and won the crowd over with their catchy melodies and intriguing hooks. Some people were even dancing in the sparsely packed room. "There's one sale," said Issacson, motion ing to the lone dancer. Junkster's album was produced by AI Stone, who has worked with Bjork and Stereo MCs in the past. "We spent about 7 months looking for a producer for our album," said O'Neill. "When it comes down to it, you really only get one dinner with your producer to sit down and discuss what you want the songs to sound like before you give him your ba bies to do what he wants with them. In the end, it is all up to him. He can fire a drum mer or bassist in the middle of recording if he wants to. I am a control freak, so I already had problems with this. We looked at John Lackey, who produced the Radiohead records, but we didn't feel like he could tried some other producers, but they were too into electronics to allow our rock side in. All of our songs are written on acoustic guitar first. We want them to be songs, not electron ics. AI Stone fell in love with the demos and explained to us that he only wanted to 'make the demos a little better'." Junkster recorded the album with Stone in Woodstock, NY. They were very pleased with the outcome. RCA was too, and the record was released following the dispersal of "Slide" to clubs. Despite the lack of im mediate success, both RCA and Junkster are content that their time will come. "We're really lucky, because they've had band that don't get big until the third sin gle," said O'Neill, making reference to bands like The Verve. ''In the '80s, there was this big fear of doing stuff wrong and being dropped. There isn't that feeling anymore and the record company is really passionate about us." Though they are still working on gaining more radio exposure, Junkster already have the support of many of their peers, including GusGu.s, who have asked them to open on an upcommg tour; the Sneaker Pimps, who asked them to join this tour; The Eels, who asked them to open for them earlier this year; Texas, who have also expressed interest m the band. As for establishing a fan base outside the industry, Junkster are determined to continue plugging away, spending the next year _on more exposure on radto statwns, hoping to turn every ctty mto another Birmingham.
The Catal st Cam us Li e Members m Attendance: Kelly Singer, Jessica Falcone, Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Judd Wilson, Dave Daniels, Vijay. All votes are unanimous unless otherwise indi cated. Approval of minutes. Wipe old Poop account. New Age Inquisition (Shane Carpenter) requested $195. Allocated $105. Coffeehouse (Mollie Lee) requested $3,748.20. Tabled. Pre-PCP BBQ (Marc Beverly) requested $200. Allocated $100. Jake abstained. Tiramisu Club (Giga Shane) requested $50. Allocated $50. Rocky abstains. Down publication (Amy Murphy) requested $80 for I 6 pages x 25 x 200 copies. Allocated $80. B-Dorm Cocktail Party (Lex SAC MINUTES Thompson and Erin Hannon) requested $249 for food and deco. Allocated $200. Vijay abstained. Gala Event (Karen Lewis) request ed $140.Allocated $140 with provi sion that it is not on the same week end as the B-Dorm Cocktail Party. Karen Lewis requested $30 for Women's Spin-the-Bottle Party. Tabled. Fall Party (Jen Rehm) requested $50. Allocated $50. Sex Week (Jen Rehm) requested $225. Allocated $185 for food and movies, materials for AIDS quilt, and educational aids. Judd and Jake abstained. Post-PCP Breakfast (Mala Ghoshal) requested $20. Allocated $20. Kevin Unrath mquired about fund ing for paper making tutorial next semester. SAC encouraged him to find alternative Cheese Club (Kate Chandler) requested $50. Allocated $50 on the condition that there be vegan cheese too. Corey Knoettgen requested $1500 for speaker Akua Njeri, of the UHURU organization, to cover travel expenses and honorarium. Tabled. SAC recommended that Corey Get a straw poll at the next town meeting. Jess Falcone requested $1 00 for removable stage extensions for Sainer on behalf of the Dance Performance group. Tabled. Concerns about liability need to be addressed. PCP (Jake Reimer) requested $300. Allocated $250 for equipment rental, decorations. refreshments, and Moonwalk. Jake abstained. Equipment Room (Jake Reimer) requested $75. Allocated $60 for extension cords, power strips, etc. Jake abstains. New College Experimental Community Radio Schedule Empty spaces may be available-drop a note in box 506 or talk to anyone on the radio committee. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THU DAY FRIDAY SATURDAY AM 8:00 19:00 Mili OPEN OPEN ""oul, hardcore, King wakes OPEN .OPEN OPEN pre-punk hour you with MID 10:00 !Bnan-Frank Brian Eric P may or Bill White Aaron Right Wing OPEN Best of four Spellman rnaynotbcablc !various w/ a Caldwell ExtremistHour liecades'n' folk News 'n' Sport tobroadcaslhef( bit o' Country celtic stuff Erin Harris Ruth Orlowic 12:00 RKD Stephanie KC McCarthy Jennifer Lem James nopumpemicke Martin the unkown PM 12:00 happy music folk, etc. I :00 Y. Lee does a show show 2:00 Naomi Shvorir Aaron Del!Susan s SHow Christian B. Stephan ie and IPooia&Mariann lKellie Fortner open format gado metal. gets the readings from Leslie. Blues IPt,ml
10 The Catalyst Opinions November 4, 1997 Editorial Campus Cooking The first gala of the year has come and gone and left, after its fierce embrace, a hell of an after math. First of all, we'd like to thank those who put in all the outstanding hard work that went into the Corporate Palm Court Party. You know you've built something to last if a sprinkling of precipitation only adds ambi ence to your affair. stuff so efficiently, though.) li---------------, Here's a little recipie to add a little pice to cooking in your donn. The fact that it went late into the afternoon is a good thing. All the other big events of the year ,. .......... will have a hard time trying to compare to this PCP. It was good to see every one decked out or, in some cases, not wearing much at all. (You know who you are. Some of you seemed to have confused the Halloween PCP with the Fetish Ball. You'll have your chance.) Oddly enough, at the end of the PCP, there seemed to have been some problems getting rid of all the excess beer. They couldn't give the stuff away. (Well, it was American beer .) A lot of work was also carried out after the festivitie were over, and those who quietly picked up the debris after ward deserve their kudos That's the kind of ........... ,, sense of community that should be pro moted here at New College, and New College Day is an example of that as well. The activities of the latter can be coordinated with that of the former in the future. Maybe a three-day-weekend can be made out of a Friday New College Day and a PCP as well. I I I I I I Linguini with Artichoke Hearts 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup butter J teaspoon flour I cup vegetable broth 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced parsley 8 canned artichoke hearts, drained Salt and pepper l clove garlic 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon capers, drained 1 pound linguini 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon softened butter 1/4 teaspoon salt I In a large skillet, heat 114 cup olive oil over moderately low heat. I Add 114 cup butter, melt it and add flour. Cook the mixture stirring for 3 minutes. 1 Stir in the broth (which has been heated), increase the heat to moderately high and cook for l minute. I Add one crushed garlic clove, lemon juice, minced parsley, salt and I pepper to taste, and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasion ally for 5 minutes Add the artichoke hearts, 2 tablespoons Parmesan 1 cheese and capers and cook the sauce covered, basting the artichoke hearts with the sauce several times for 8 minutes or until leaves sepa l rate I In a kettle, cook the Jinguini, al dente, and drain In the kettle, com bine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon each of Parmesan and I softened butter and 114 teaspoon salt. Return the drained linguini to kettle and toss it with the cheese rnix1 ture. Divide linguini in heated bowls, top it with sauce. Makes 4 servings. I Per serving: 789 calories; 38.4 g fat; (13.4 g saturated fat; 44 perI I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I There was a lot of migration as the night wore on due to the rain. Maybe organized patterns of travel will become the norm, like herds o f sheep. Baa! l Ot>nltralts on th a t 1 cent calories from fat); 47 mg cholesterol; 657 mg sodium. "'----------------10/14 8:35p.m. Student reported a theft of a 26inch Free Spirit bike from the Viking dorm. Value $30. Unsecured, no decal or serial number. 10/19 11:05 a.m. Medical assist for a female non-student who fell and hurt herself at the brunch at College Hail. She refused medical aid. 1 0 / 20 3:15a.m. A stolen bicycle was recovered. Value $350. Black male juvenile had it in his possession. He was not arrested. The bike was recovered and returned to owner. He asked for officer assistance to get a ride to Manatee. 3:30a.m. Dean's office reported theft of an acrylic speaker's podium. Value in excess of $300, at around $575, making its theft a felony charge. Taken from the tent where a brunch had been the day before. 10/23 6:15 p.m. Medical assist. Heart-related problem of USF student. Taken home. EMT re sponded and treated. 6:33 p.m. New College student who had cut his band was assisted by an EMT unit. 10/25 4:48 p.m. New CoJlege student's father in quired about his daughter who had injured herself in Palm Court on 3:00a.m. that same day. Investigation showed that she injured her teeth, or something of that nature. 10/30 8:55a.m. Student was arrested for trespass after warning for residing in a tent in a wooded area on the Bayfront north of College Hall. Referred to Student Affairs. 10/31 8:45a.m. Injured raccoon was reported near the ditch by Parking Lot 3. Animal control responded. 11/1 6:25 a.m. Burnt poster and pool fence post were found in Palm Court. 1111 6:45 a.m. Halloween incident. Two bales of hay were found spread all over Second Court lounge. Mark Johnson notified. 11/2 12:40 a.m. Received an off-campus noise complaint about noise at the Viking Dorm, sec ond floor. Officer responded. Unfounded. 1112 (case report time uncertain) Non-student was arrested for alcohol. Under 21 years of age. Given a notice to appear in Countr Court. A second subject is being investigated for possession of alcohol, whose actual age is not yet con finned. 1112 4:50 p.m. Student reported theft of her bike from Third Court bike rack. Value $220. -ObituaryPatrick "Patty" O'Boyle, a University Police officer who retired in 1989, died at the age of 73 on November I, 1997. He passed away on a cruise ship. His wake will probably be held on Tuesday or Wednesday. He was well liked by students and staff.
The Catalyst Contributions Theater of the Oppressed day Contributed by the Theater of the Oppressed Thtorial Fifty of you already experienced a taste of it. Now it's time for the main course. The workshop done by the Theater of the Oppressed tutorial at New College Day was just the beginning. Saturday November 8th will be Theater of the Oppressed day. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a major workshop presented by Doug Paterson, the foremost practitioner of the Theater of the Oppressed in North America in the College Hall Music Room. One-hundred-ninety-three of you signed petitions to bring him here; the SAC put up $1,600. Now is your chance to use him. FREE FOOD is part of the package! From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be an interac tive performance of forum theater, also in the College Hall Music Room! Forum Theater is an innovative and revolutionary response to the forced separation between actors and spectators. The audience doesn't just clap; it participates ac tively in the theatrical process. If you've ever attended a performance in which the actor on a. stage does something dumb, now's your chance i to do ;. something about it. s The Theater of the Oppressed is all about universal participation in theater. It's all about r using the tools of theater to try to solve social, r political, personal and community problems. !'" It's all about empowering people to not only t think about change, but to take action. Theater ll of the Oppressed is a rehearsal for reality. ). How do you normally spend your Saturdays? Want to do something fun, constructive and get l fed all at the same time? Want to run around, f play games and get loud? Want to empower yourself? Don't know where the music room is? !" A ugusto Boal (above) is a member of the Parliament "-of Rio de Janeiro and President of the Center of No excuse-we'll give you a ride No theater experience Thea reo (He is not hitchhiking.) a direct them to boal@virtu or box 654. ALL CITIZENS WILL PUT ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE CATALYST ON PAIN OF DEATH. Announcements received before 5 p.m. Friday will appear in the following week's issue. Drop those bad boys in the Catalyst cox (75) or e-mail us at catalyst@ virtu. sar. us f. edu. ALL CITIZENS WILL SUBMIT .. Le o Editpr: A reader's to eevious tor an that ls ed to be ..wath the ent Le ers to 1:d1tor shQUJu e no more anon 50 nd are t a orum for ree adVertasang. Contribution: A fqc:tual article not on .staff. ions shquld be informQtive a 1nent to the flterests of hJew as a whole. Contr1 1ons may range n length from 2 =tlOU words. Guest Colutnn: A solicited d9 0 colurms may range an rengm trotn 200-wordS. All submissions should be by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear an the followng weeks essue. November 4, 1997 11 NCSA elections are November 4. NCSA President Student Court SAC (1, 2, 3, 4th year) To be officially nominated, submit a petition with 25 signatures (50 for president) to Jessica Falcone at Box 172 by October 31. Take a pro-active role in our community. Be a part of the unique machine we call the New College Student Alliance. Study the political interactions of a closedsystem community. Run towards the outstretched arms of the NCSA. It loves you. you love it. What a beautiful symbiotic relationship! Consummate! Step up to an exciting challenge. Make your resume look great. Create an agenda. It's the fust step toward taking over the world, and it's more interactive than RISK. Embezzle lots of money. SAC (1, 2, 3, 4th year) Student Court NCSA President N CSA elections are November 4.
._,....,. ------......... 12 The Catalyst The Fitness Center would like to thank Shawn Yuskatis, Rocky Swift, Sam Daves, Margaret Lane, Andre Henderson, Chris Limburg, Micheal Olson, Ryan Martin, Mark Stokes, Jennifer Schomp, Anna Montana Hilmer, Kavi Sadhwani and Spock Mutt for participating in the 1997 Fitness Center Biathlon. Congratulations to Shawn Yuskaitis for finishing the run in first place and to Mark Stokes for finishing the swim and over all biathlon in first. Important: the Victim Advocate has a new pager number It's 252-5156. The Victim Advocate is available to provide support, crisis intervention and referrals to all students, faculty and staff who are victims of actual or threatened violence, including but not limited to battery, assault, stalking, sexual battery (date rape, acquaintance rape, stranger rape), and attempted sexual as sault. To reach the advocate, simply dial her pager. Leave a voice mail message and your phone number and she will call you back. She is available any time some is in need. Also, the Counseling Center can help with relationships, anxiety ad j u s tm ent pro b l e ms, d rug and alcohol use, crisis situations, and academic, personal, or inter personal concerns. Office services are free and confiden tial. Call 359-4254 for more information. Medical services are available to all currently enrolled students Monday thought Friday during the Fall and Spring terms at Parkview House. Routine office visits are free of charge and stu dents receive a discount on lab and other services. Call for ap pointment at 359-4254. Planned Parenthood is at the Parkview House every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. They are available for all students and can answer any questions regarding male and fe male exams, STD testing, and reproductive health care for ac tive and nonactive students. Call for more information and ap pointments at 359-4254. November 3 is the deadline for off campus declaration deadlines. There will be a Spirituality Exploration Table in the cafete ria on Wednesday, November 5, at 5:00p.m. Announcements November 4, 1997 Group ISP opportunity: Advanced Acting Workshop, taught by Professor Brant Pope Director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. The Workshop will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10 p.m. through out ISP period, and will focus on scene study. If interested, send a note to John McDiarmid, Humanities, indicating your con tract number, past theatre experience, and whether you have ever been excluded from an Asolo acting course. The note MUST reach Professor McDiarmid by Monday, November 24 Enrollment will be limited; enrollment decisions will be announced soon after November 24. From Officer Walker of the University Police: On the weekend of November 8 and 9, the New College Library Association will be holding its annual book fair in the Hamilton Center patio area. Tents will be erected across the roadway leading to the Hamilton Center circJe, and there will be a lot of activity in the im mediate area on both days. Therefore, it is recommended that all residential students ateastern/southern-most portion of parki n g lot three (the rear of Hamilton Center) or i n the Fitness Center/athletic fields parking lot, preferably before the morning of Saturday, November 8. Hopefully, this will minimize the inconvenience experienced by students during the event. Numerous reports from commu nity members and local residents indicate that students on bikes are riding across Bayshore Road at the West Side Student Center and Dort Drive crosswalk areas without stopping for traffic on Bayshore. This is very dangerous to all concerned and could result in serious injury or worse. Bicyclists are required to stop at intersections the same as vehicle operators. Traffic is required to yield to persons within a cross walk; however, walkers or bicyclists cannot just dart out in front of traffic that is so close to the crosswalk that they must make an emergency stop. Protect yourself and yield to fast moving vehicles if necessary. The vehi cles, trees, shrubbery, and heavy traffic make the crosswalk area very dangerous. Slow down and "Arrive Alive!" CAREER CENTER ._. . .' Thurs Nov. 6th 4:30p.m. Resume & Cover Letter Workshop, PME-219 Syracuse University: Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting applications for masters level fellowship and an intern ship program in newspaper journalism for members of under-represented groups who have not majored in journalism on the undergraduate level. Full tuition cholarships and $1,100 per month stipend After earning a masters degree you work full time for one year as a professional report ing apprentice at one of the Syracuse new papers or elsewhere in the country at another of the Newhouse Newspapers. Deadline: Feb. 10, 1998. Levy Institute Forecasting Center Fellowship: The purpose of thi Fellowship is to give a dedicated, gifted student who is interested in eco nomics a varied exposure to the realities and problems of applying economic analysis to current and developing economic trends. The fellow will spend two years at the Levy Institute Forecastmg Center. There is a stipend of $35,000. Deadline: Jan. 15, 1998. Graphics Studio USF College of Fine Arts, Tampa: Graphics Studio is a laboratory in contemporary art and collaborative art making tech mques Depending on projects being accomplished at the time, students may work/research on printmaking, sculpture fabrication or curation. Internships are available in art history, education and arts administration. The structure and duration of internships is flexible. Foreign Service Exam -Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998: Applications now available. The Foreign Service is dedicated to r:epresenting interests and responding to the needs of American citizens in other countries. No specific educational level or proficiency in a foreign ... AAO-f< c b i r uirements: must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 2059 on date of exam. For further information stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-November 3-7 is Sexuality Awareness Week. Stay tuned for workshops and events on Planned Parenthood, women's erotica, STD/HN info, etc. An Orientation Committee Meeting will be held in the Fishbowl on Thursday, November 6, at 4:00 p.m. The Queer Film Festival is coming up soon: November 1014. November 15 is Games Galore! Sign up today with your R.A. for the giant Twister Tournament. The Queer Formal is being rescheduled and wilJ not be on November 8. However, the GALA affair will be on November 7. See Karen Fiona Lewis for details. The B-dorm cocktail party is scheduled for November 8. See Erin Hannon and Lex Thompson for details. There will be a New College Library Association Book Fair in the Hamilton Center area on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9. Speakers from East Timor and Indonesia are going to give pre sentations in Sudakoff on Sunday, November 9, at 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping with the Fetish Ball then you should come to the first organi zational meeting. I have a lot of idea but I need a lot of help. If you want to help in any way, participating, setting up, organiz ing, or what not then come to the meeting. It will be at 8 p.m., November 5th at the Ham Center couches in front of the fishbowl. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to help, get in touch with me at mshannon@ virtu or box 577.