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Established  1928 

Volume  66  Issue  1 

Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper 

January  27, 1995 

Microwave  Tower  Relocated  JJC  First  To  Offer  Audio 

□ JOHNWIELGAT  be  relocated  if  another  suitable  J-Building.  The  microwave  tower 

StaffWriter  sight  could  be  determined  by  the  wasconstnictedonDecemberl6. 

The  120  foot  microwave  tower  Ecological  Restoration  Project.  ‘This  definitely  turned  out  on  a 
originally  proposed  10  be  eroded  Dr-  BiI1  ^flcs'  who 

i the  land  used  as  part  of  the 

Dr.  Lee,  “knows  n 

positive  note.  The  land  used  for 
about  the  the  tower  is  in  a natural  area  but  in 

where  it  has  not  been 
teamed  up  with  Lee  and  Andy  extensively  worked  on  and  re- 
Neill  to  locate  four  alternative  stored,"  commented  Lee.  "I  hope 
sights  for  the  tower.  this  is  a resolution  that  everyone 

Under  a mutual  agreement,  the  is  pleased  with,”  concluded 
sight  was  relocated  to  the  NW  of  Widmer. 

Court  Reporter  Training 

Ecological  Restoration  Project  has  grounds  than^  anyone^  else, 

been  relocated. 

According  to  Dr.  Mike  Lee, 
chair  of  the  Natural  Sciences  De- 
partment, "We  were  not  satisfied 
with  the  original  proposal.  We 
could  not  understand  why  the 
tower  was  going  to  be  placed 
there  (west  of  the  Fitness  Cen- 
ter)." Robert  Widmer,  vice- 
president  of  Business  and  Fi- 
nancial Affairs,  explains,  "It 
had  to  be  in  accordance  to  the  „ 
line  of  sight  and  the  proximity 
of  the  building  to  Governors 
State  University."  The  original 
position  for  the  tower  was  to  be 
near  the  tennis  courts,  but  the 
GSU  engineers  did  not  approve 
the  sight  due  to  existing  cables 
that  would  cross  the  path  of  (he 

After  meetings  during  finals 
week,  Mr.  Widmer  and  Dr.  Lee, 
with  other  members  of  the 
Natural  Sciences  Department,  A me,aI  stake  shows  ,he  primary  location  for  the  120  foot 
came  to  an  agreement.  Widmer  microwave  tower  behind  the  Main  Campus  G-Building. 

proposed  that  the  tower  would  photo  by  Beverly  Bell 


Flames  Set  By  Former  JJC  Student 


On  Friday,  Dec.  16,  an  ex-stu- 
dent was  arrested  in  connection 
with  four  arson  fires  set  on  cam- 
pus the  previous  night,  Dec.  IS. 

Arrested  on  four  counts  of  ag- 
gravated arson  was  Tony 
Parkhurst,  33,  whose  last  known 
address  was  2 1 5 N.  Ottawa,  Joliet. 
Parkhurst  is  currently  a transient 
with  no  known  address. 

Initially  arrested  on  the  night 
of  the  15th  by  Campus  Police  for 
possession  of  stolen  college  prop- 
erty (college  keys)  and  obstruc- 
tion of  a peace  officer,  Parkhurst 
was  taken  to  Will  County  Jail. 

Late  Friday  afternoon. 
Parkhurst  was  released  on  bond 
on  the  initial  charges.  Parkhurst 
was  rc-arrested  by  the  Combined 
Arson  Task  Force  as  he  left  the 
Will  County  Court  House  and 
charged  with  (he  four  arson 

Parkhurst  is  still  being  held  in 
the  Will  County  Jail  on  $ 100,000 
bond.  His  case  came  before  the 

Grand  Jury  on  Jan.  1 1th. 

The  Grand  Jury  indicted 
Parkhurst  on  one  count  of  aggra- 
vated arson,  (arson  of  a building 
that  was  occupied  at  the  time  of 
the  fire)two  counts  of  arson  and 
one  count  of  burglary.  (Burglary 
charges  can  be  brought  anytime 
one  breaks  into  a bui  Iding  to  com- 
mit a crime). 

Parkhurst  was  a student  at  JJC 
from  the  fall  of  '91  to  the  spring 
of ‘93.  He  majored  in  Electronics 
Engineering  Technology.  He  did 
not  graduate. 

According  to  Battalion  Chief 
Charles  Skelton,  the  fires  were 
first  reported  at  6:5 1 on  the  night 
of  the  Dec.  IS. 

At  6:51,  Instructor  Jean 
McArthur  discovered  a small 
fire  burning  in  classroom  in  F 
Building.  (F2002).  Instructor 
Danny  Thompson  along  with  a 
custodian  extinguished  the  blaze 
burning  in  a trash  can  while 
McArthur  ran  downstairs  to  no- 
tify Campus  Police. 

Then,  at  6:53  the  fire  alarm 

sounded  in  A Building.  The  build- 
ing was  quickly  evacuated  and 
the  Joliet  Fire  Department  re- 
sponded to  the  scene.  The  fire 
was  started  in  a storage  area  and 
spread  to  an  adjacent  classroom. 
Firefighters  quickly  contained  the 

While  on  the  scene  of  this  fire, 
firefighters  learned  of  the  first 
fire  and  then  the  third. 

The  third  fire  was  started  on  the 
lower  level  of  K Building.  A 
woman  pushing  a baby  stroller 
reporfed  to  custodian  Cheryl 
Carson  that  she  smelled  smoke. 
Carson  initially  dismissed  it  as 
smoke  from  the  fire  at  the  other 
end  of  the  building. 

Then  Carson  also  smelled 
smoke  and  soon  noticed  a door  to 
a classroom  standing  ajar  that 
should  have  been  locked.  Upon 
entering  the  classroom,  Carson 
discovered  a small  fire.  Carson 
quickly  extinguished  the  blaze 
with  a bucket  of  water. 

Continued  on  Page  2. 

This  spring,  Joliet  Junior  Col- 
lege has  become  the  first  college 
in  the  United  States  tooffershort- 
term  training  for  AudioCourt  Re- 
porters. This  program  will  qualify 
successful  students  for  certifica- 
tion by  the  National  Audio  Court 
Reporters  Association  (NACRA). 

N ACRA  initially  contacted  JJC 
because  there  was  no  such  pro- 
gram in  the  U.S.  and  they  felt  that 
in  order  for  it  to  become  an  inte- 
gral part  of  courtroom  proceed- 
ings. a training  program  would 
have  to  be  offered.  The  education 
chairperson  for  NACRA,  Gcri 
Blazck,  lives  in  Romeoville  and 
attends  JJC,  causing  the  initiators 
of  the  program  to  look  first  in 
JJC’s  direction. 

"It  was  nice  having  someone  in 
the  area  to  bring  the  program  to 
us,"  said  Beth  Harland  Hurst, 
Joliet  Junior  College  Manager  of 
Seminars.  "Being  the  firstchoicc 
was  good  because  Iilinoisdoesn't 
have  that  many  court  reporters.” 

Before  this  program,  those 
wishing  to  become  an  Audio 
Court  Reporter  (ACR)  really  had 
nodecision  in  the  matter.  In  order 
to  become  an  ACR,  the  individual 
had  only  two  options,  either  be- 
coming a civil  service  official 
chosen  for  the  training  or  by  go- 
ing to  a licensed  ACR  agency  and 
asking  to  be  trained. 

"This  is  almost  like  an  old  fash- 
ioned internship,"  said  Hurst. 
"The  only  experience  they  would 
get  would  be  from  inside  the  court- 
room with  the  agency  officials." 

ACR’s  are  used  in  a growing 
number  of  courtrooms  to  replace 
the  traditional  Machine  Shorthand 
Court  Reporter,  according  to 
Hurst.  About  11%  of  federal 
courts  have  instituted  the  program, 
while  many  more  municipal 
courts  also  use  it.  However,  it  has 
not  yet  been  instituted  in  Illinois 
state  courts  and  is  currently  being 
used  mostly  in  the  Cook  County 

Instead  of  using  the  shorthand 
machine,  the  ACR  uses  a simple 
four  track  cassette  audio  court 
reporting  system  when  preparing 

both  audio  and  written  records  of 
court  proceedings. 

“Though  it  may  sound  like  a 
simple  job,  it’s  not  quite  so,"  said 
Hurst.  "The  reporter  docs  more 
than  turn  the  machine  on  and  off. 
They  are  very  important  to  the 
proceedings  and  have  a more  dif- 
ficult job  than  it  would  appear." 

While  recording  the  court  pro- 
ceedings, the  ACR  has  to  provide 
a supplement  to  the  audio  (ape  by 
supplying  written  notes  to  accom- 
pany it.  These  notes  arc  taken 
when  an  action  which  can't  be 
heard  or  understood  isn’t  caught 
on  the  recording  device.  Such 
actions  would  include  the  taking 
of  evidence  to  the  judge,  or  whis- 
pered conversation  between  the 
judge  and  lawyers.  ACR's  arc 
also  used  by  federal  and  state 
administration  agencies  such  as 
the  DCFS  in  custody  hearings. 

While  more  judges  arc  begin- 
ning to  prefer  this  approach  to 
recording  testimony,  it  still  has 
not  become  as  widely  accepted  as 
the  shorthand  approach,  accord- 
ing to  Hurst. 

‘Tests  conducted  by  the  gov- 
ernment have  concluded  that  (his 
kind  of  reporting  is  fast  and  accu- 
rate," she  said.  "It's  proven  itself 
a help  rather  than  a hindrance." 

The  programs  training  includes 
384  hours  of  classroom  work,  in- 
court  internships  and  six  credit 
hours  of  college  courses  in  com- 
munication and  American  na- 
tional government. 

The  program  is  running  from 
January  1 1 through  June  16  and 
will  accept  applicants  until  the 
quota  of  20  students  is  reached. 
Prospective  students  should  he 
high  school  graduates,  U.S.  citi- 
zens and  have  excellent  commu- 
nications skills.  The  cost  for  the 
program  is  $2,495. 

Save  a Life! 
Please  donate  at  the 
Blazer  Blood  Drive 
on  Tuesday,  January 
31  from  9:00a-2:00p 
Located  in  the  G- 

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January  27, 1995 

For  Your  Information... 

Restoration  Efforts  at  the  University  of  Illinois. 

Lerrens  to  t be  Ediron 

send  letters  to  Blazer  office  in  G-1009 

Where  Does  Our  Money  Go? 

Dear  Editor, 

As  I look  around  the  campus,  I 
am  curious  to  know  how  our 
money  is  being  spent.  Our  col- 
lege says  it  offers  school  on  Sun- 
day, yet  evey  time  I register  for  a 
Sunday  class  it  gets  cancelled. 
Therefore,  I am  forming  my  own 
conclusion  that  the  main  campus 
is  closed  on  Sunday.  So,  our 
money  is  not  spent  to  keep  the 
Campus  open  on  Sunday. 

I have  also  noticed  that  not  all 
the  classes  you  need  to  graduate 
are  offered  at  the  same  place.  I 
am  a business  major  and  it  is 
discouraging  that  every  lime  I 
turn  around,  there  are  only  two  or 
three  business  classes  offered  at 
this  campus.  If  I try  to  lake  them 
as  video  courses,  I can't  because 
they  offer  them  at  different  loca- 
tions. If  the  videos  arc  in  the 
library,  why  can't  students  utilize 

their  free  time  watching  these  vid- 
eos for  a credit?  Therefore,  I am 
concluding  that  this  school  is  not 
only  wasting  my  money,  but  my 

The  lighting  in  this  building  is 
terrible.  The  insufficient  outside 
lighting  tends  to  make  one  afraid 
as  they  are  exiting  JUCO.  The 
indoor  lighting  is  just  ns  bad. 
Classroom  lights  go  out  and  are 
left  unattended.  The  bridge  lights 
bum  a bulb  and  no  one  cares  to  fix 
it.  No  wonder  we  are  all  going 

Is  this  school  getting  better  or 
worse  in  their  plans  for  the  fu- 
ture? JJC  should  improve  what 
they  have  instead  of  over 
budgetting  themselves  and  rais- 
ing our  tuition.  Hopefully,  one 
day  someone  will  fix  the  major 
problems  that  lie  in  the  school 
before  they  get  worse. 

A Concerned  Student 

The  JJC  Ecological  Restora- 
tion Project  will  start  its  third 
year  this  year.  During  the 
project's  first  two  years,  much 
progress  has  been  made. 

There  have  been  4 1 restoration 
days  which  have  included  nearly 
630  hours  and  164  volunteers. 
Members  from  the  JJC  commu- 
nity have  been  joined  by  stu- 
dents from  the  College  of  Saint 
Francis  and  Plainfield  and 
Morris  high  schools,  and  scout 

Musica  Viva  Performance 

"A  Festival  of  Shubcrt”  will 
take  place  at  3p.m.  Sunday,  Feb- 
ruary 5,  in  the  Fine  Arts  The- 
ater. The  performance  comes  to 
the  college  as  part  of  the  Fine 
Arts  Department's  Musica  Viva 
Guest  Artist  Recital  Series. 

A 2:30p.m.  pre-concert  lec- 
ture will  also  be  held. 

The  festival  will  be  performed 
by  John  Wustman  and  five  stu- 
dents from  the  School  of  Music 

Blood  Drive 

The  Heartland  Blood  Centers 
will  hold  there  annual  blood  drive 
in  conjunction  with  the  Blazer  in 
G-Lobby  from  9:30a.m.-2:00p.m. 
on  January  31. 

Fashion  Show  Auditions 

JJC's  Fashion  Promotion  stu- 
dents (FMER  231)  are  looking  for 
a few  good  people  to  participate  in 
the  summer  fashion  show.  Chil- 
dren ages  10  and  up,  teenagers  and 
adults  are  welcome  to  audition. 

Auditions  will  take  place  from 
6-8p.m.  on  January  30  and  from  3- 
5p.m.  on  February  8.  The  fashion 
show  will  be  held  on  April  28  at 

Participants  are  asked  to  bring 
their  own  music  on  tape  or  copact 
disc  and  be  ready  to  perform  their 
own  routines.  Cassette  and  CD 
players  will  be  available  for  the 

Auditions  will  take  place  in  the 
Fine  Arts  Theater.  Information 
can  be  obtained  by  calling  ext.2200. 

Blazer  Reporter  Speaks  Personally  With  Indicted  Arsonist 

Continued  from  Page  1. 

Carson  then  began  opening 
some  exit  doors  to  air  the  building 
out.  Upon  opening  one  of  the 
doors,  Carson  noticed  a young 
man  (believed  to  be  the  suspect) 
standing  outside  the  door.  The 

as  telling  fire  investigators:  “I 
saw  a guy  standing  there,  and  his 
feet  were  full  of  mud.  He  told  me 
he  came  from  upstairs,  but  I 
couldn’t  sec  him  coming  from  up 

Investigators  found  evidence 
of  the  fourth  fire  Friday  morning 

in  the  Cronin  schoolhouse.  Actu- 
ally determined  to  be  two  sepa- 
rate fires  started  in  the  historic 
schoolhouse,  they  both  burned 
themselves  out  with  little  dam- 
age. The  fire  in  Buildings  F and 
K also  resulted  in  little  damage. 

No  one  was  hurt  in  any  of  the 

The  JJC  Campus  Police,  in  con- 
junction with  the  Combined  Ar- 
son Task  Force,  investigators 
from  the  States  Attorneys  Office, 
along  with  agents  from  the  Bu- 
reau of  Alcohol,  Tobacco  and 
Firearms  invested  the  case.  (ATF 
agents  were  called  in  because  JJC 

is  a public  building.) 

Lead  investigator  for  the 
Combined  Arson  Task  Force 
was  Lt.  Duane  Stonich,  Fire  In- 
vestigator. His  assistant  was 
“Mischief',  his  arson  investi- 
gating dog.  Detective  Louis 
Silich  of  the  Joliet  Police  Dept, 
along  with  Lt.  Kramer  of  the 
JJC's  Campus  Police  also  played 
major  roles  in  the  investigation. 

Lt.  Stonich  teaches  both 
E.M.T.  and  a Fire  Investigation 
classes  here  at  the  college.  “Mis- 
chief' has  obtained  special  per- 
mission to  be  on  campus  to  as- 


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of  his  Fire  Investigation  class. 
"Mischief’ is  actually  considered  a 
government  agent. 

“It's  neat  to  see  “Mischief’,  who 
had  to  be  granted  special  permis- 
sion to  be  on  campus,  now  prove 
her  worth  in  a real  life  situation, 
especially  one  that  involves  the 
campus  itself,"  said  Stonich.  "’Mis- 
chief was  a tremendous  help  in 
ourinvestigationofthesefires.  She 
really  performed  her  job  well.” 

"We  want  to  sec  this  case  re- 
solved," said  Del.  Silich.  “Some 
400  spectators  and  nurses  were  up- 
stairs during  the  nursing  candle- 
light recognition  and  pinning  cer- 
emony. The  fire  that  was  directly 
beneath  the  auditorium  where  these 
nurses  were  being  honored.  A bas- 
ketball game  was  also  in  progress. 
Students  were  in  the  building  tak- 
ing finals.  This  is  more  than  a 
random  act  of  an  arsonist.  This  is 
a threat  to  public  safely." 

I interviewed  Parkhurst  at  the 
Will  County  Adult  Detention  Cen-, 
ter.  He  denies  the  charges.  He 
refused  to  give  me  any  feason  why 
he  allegedly  did  what  he  did,  slat- 
ing that  he  would  have  to  speak  to 
his  lawyer  before  talking  to  me  at 
any  length. 

He  did  state  that  he  had  been 
“watching  what  goes  on  here  at 
JJC,  and  knows  more  of  what's 
going  on  out  here  than  half  the 
administration.”  He  offered  to  send 
a letter  to  Blazer  listing  his  various 
grievances  with  the  school. 

He  also  stated  that  the  media 
only  wants  to  exploit  someone  like 
him,  and  bias  the  public  and  per- 
spective jurors  before  he  can  get  a 
fair  trial.  He  stated  that  he  had  no 
control  over  what  the  "other  side" 
said,  and  (hat  he  did  not  want  to 
play  the  "media  game". 

He  refused  to  tell  me  the  circum- 
stances of  why  he  left  school  be- 
fore he  graduated,  stating  (hat  he 
would  have  to  talk  to  his  lawyer 
before  discussing  this. 

Little  is  known  about  Parkhurst's 
motive  for  setting  the  fires.  Vari- 


editorial  board 

Blazer  Editor 
Mike  Ahlberg 
Assistant  Editor 
Beverly  BeLl 
Sports  Editor 
Scott  Deininger 
Entertainment  and 
Features  Editor 
John  Wielgat 
Chief  Photographer 
Mattias  Wikstrom 
Faculty  Sponsor 
John  Stobart 

Contributing  Writers 
and  Staff 

Mike  Ahlberg 
Maggie" Clay 

John  Wielgat 


Michelle  Bavirsha  Tracy  Brown 
Ross  Ethridge 


Michael  Fletcher  Michael  Foster 

Mission  Statement 
The  JJC  Blazer  exists  to  inform 
the  campus  of  news  and  activi- 
ties, with  accuracy,  that  are  of 
revelance  and  interest. 
Submitting  Articles 
All  JJC  students,  faculty,  and 
administration  are  encouraged 
to  submit  articles,  information, 
or  letters  to  the  Blazer.  Articles 
may  be  submitted  at  G-1009. 

Remember,  you  do  not  have 
to  be  a journalism  major  to  be 
part  of  the  Blazer. 

Write  the  Blazer  at: 

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c/o  Blazer 
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The  opinions  expressed  in  the 
Blazer  do  not  necessarily  reflect 
the  views  of  the  faculty,  admin- 
istration, student  body,  or  the 
entire  Blazer  staff.  The  Blazer  is 
used  as  a "voice  of  the  campus." 

ous  members  of  the  administra- 
tion were  questioned  regarding 
problems  Parkhurst  might  have 
had  here  at  the  school.  Due  to 
‘The  Family  Educational  Rights 
and  Privacy  Act  of  1 974",  admin- 
istration officials  are  only  allowed 
to  release  what  is  termed  "direc- 
tory information",  such  as 
name.birthdate,  major  and  dates 
of  attendance  on  any  student.  This 
act  protects  students’  rights  to 
privacy,  and  has  proven  benefi- 
cial in  keeping  student  informa- 
tion from  falling  into  the  wrong 
hands  in  such  situations  as  stalk- 
ing and  harassment  cases,  accord- 
ing to  some  administrators. 

At  the  January  17  meeting,  the 
Board  praised  all  personnel  in- 
volved for  their  efficiency  and 

"It  was  reassuring  to  see  that 
the  emergency  systems  in  place 
worked  well  when  tested,"  said 
President  Piclak. 

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January  27, 1994 

Blazer  Names  New  Editor  Fine  Arts  Dep  t Holds  Recital 

lft»]  JOHN  WIELGAT  cruitagroupormorealvereewm:  r **WAW»* 


cruit  a groupofmore  al  verecwni- 
ers,”  said  Ahlberg.  Other  plans 
■ include  the  development  of  a full 
page  of  comics  and  improvements 
with  layout. 

Ahlberg’s  credentials  include 
writing  news  features  forlhe  Her- 
ald-News, Editor-in-Chicf  ofyrC 
Journal,  Joliet  Central’s  Student 
Newspaper,  as  a junior  and  se- 
nior, and  Features  Editor  of  JTC 
Journal  as  a sophomore.  Ahlberg 
also  served  as  the  Sports  Editor 
during  his  junior  year  for  the  JT 
Yearbook.  As  a freshman  at  JJC, 
Ahlberg  wrote  consistently  for  the 
Blazer  and  served  as  Assistant 
' Editor  and  Ad  Manager  for  a por- 
tion of  the  year.  Ahlberg  was  also 
the  Entertainment  Editor  during 
the  Fall  ’94  semester. 


A new  editor-in-chief  has  been 
named  for  the  Blazer. 

Mike  Ahlberg,  a 1993  gradu- 
ate of  Joliet  Central  High  School, 
replaces  John  Wielgat  as  the 
B/azerEditorforlhe  1995  Spring 

‘This  will  be  good  experience 
and  I hope  that  it  wil  I enable  me  to 
hold  the  same  position  when  I 
transfer,’’ stales  Ahlberg.  Ahlberg 
plans  to  obtain  his  Associate  in 
Arts  in  the  fall  of  1995.  Ahlberg’s 
intent  is  to  transfer  to  either  the 
University  of  Iowa  or  University 
of  Kentucky  and  double  major  in 
Broadcasting  and  Journalism 
while  minoring  in  Film. 

"I  want  to  make  the  Blazer 
more  student-oriented  and  to  re- 

Livestock  Team  Wins  Again, 
Seizes  National  Honors 

Staff  Writer 

The  Joliet  Junior  College  Live- 
stock Judging  Team  seized  na- 
tional recognition  at  two  recent 
competitions  and  departed  on 
January  6 for  Denver  to  test  their 
skills  in  contest  once  again. 

JJC  Agriculture  Instructor, 

Dale  Hummel,  coaches  the  seven 
member  team  which  won  last 
years  nationals.  Members  of  the 
team  are  Glenn  Bresaner,  Dan 
Hamilton,  Tammy  Kunenbach, 

Chad  Martin.  Suzy  Martin,  Jes- 
sica Murray  and  Matt  Taylor. 

Among  recent  accomplish- 

ments, the  team  competed 
against  25  other  teams  at  the 
American  Royal  held  in  Kansas 
City,  Missouri.  The  team  fin- 
ished second  overall  and  placed 
first  in  oral  reasons.  The  team 
then  matched  skills  at  the  North 
American  International  Livestock 
Exposition  hosted  in  Louisville. 
Out  of  21  schools,  JJC  placed 
second  overall  and  first  in  oral 
reasons,  swine  performance,  and 
cattle  performance. 

Coach  Hummel  and  the  team 
members  were  unavailable  for 
comments  on  their  performances 

The  Morris  Business  and  Professional  Women'sClub  is  again 
offering  three  semester  scholarships  to  women  to  further  their 
college  education. 

A $500  Health  Care  Scholarship  is  being  offered  to  a woman  who 
has  completed  the  minimum  requirement  of  one  year  in  her  related 
schooling.  The  applicant  must  be  a resident  of  Grundy  County  and 
must  show  a definite  need  for  the  scolarship.  It  will  be  awarded 
the  basis  of  the  above  criteria  as  well  as  scholarship,  character  and 
indication  of  future  success. 

The  second  $500  Career  Training  Scholarship  will  be  given 
woman  25  years  old  and  older  who  has  a desire  to  further  her 
education  in  any  field  other  than  health  care.  The  applicant  for  this 
scholarship  must  also  reside  in  Grundy  County,  show  a definite 
need  and  attend  a recognized  school.  The  purpose  of  this  scholar- 
ship is  to  encourage  women  to  pursue  educational  skills  that  will 
enhance  employment  opportunities. 

The  third  $500  scholarship  is  for  Morris  BPW  member  to  further 
his  or  her  career.  Qualifications  are  the  same  for  the  BPW  members 
as  for  the  other  two  scholasships.  The  purpose  of  this  scholasship 
in  to  encourage  BPW  members  to  further  their  career  ambitions. 

Anyone  interested  in  obtaining  more  information  or  applying  for 
one  of  these  scholarships  should  contact  Lillian  Pederson,  1330  E. 
Susan  Circle,  Morris,  IL.  60450. 

Deadline  for  applications  is  February  28,  1995. 

Every  year  the  JJC  Fine  Arts 
Department  offers  a myriad  of 
performances  for  the  entertain- 
ment of  the  faculty,  staff,  and 
students.  Thisyearwasnodiffer- 
ent  as  '95  was  kicked  off  with 
much  excitement.  Everybody  has 
the  chance  to  get  involved  as  the 
new  season  kicks  off  around  this 
time  every  year. 

From  the  musica  viva  series  to 
the  faculty  and  student  recitals, 
the  program's  are  as  excellent  as 

they  are  varied. 

To  start  the  season, there  was  a 
faculty  recital  given  by  Dr.  Tho- 
mas Liley.  Performing  on 
saxaphone,  he  brought  the  new 
year  out  with  just  as  much  bang 
and  promise  as  last  year..  This 
was  only  the  first  of  a number  of 
performances  that  will  be  offered 
this  spring  through  the  fine  art’s 

On  January  25  the  department 
offered  a recital  featuring  only 
student  performers.  A musical 
student  recital  is  offered  on  the 
last  Wednesday  of  every  month 

and  features  both  voice  and  in- 
strumental performances.  The 
student  performers  are  cncourgcd 
to  use  student  accompanist's 
whenever  possible,  yet  it  is 
pcrmissable  otherwise.  In  order 
to  receive  credit,  music  majors 
must  perform  at  two  of  these  re- 
citals every  semester,  with  only 
an  occasional  exception. 

As  of  press  time,  performers 
for  any  of  this  seasons  recitals 
had  not  been  announced.  How- 
ever, programs  will  be  offered  for 
the  audience  at  the  beginning  of 
the  show. 

JJC  Worker  Receives  ASQC  Award 



12:30  P.M. 

729-9020  EXT.  2313 
OFFICE  AT  G-1009.” 

Amy  Murphy,  Seminar  Coor- 
dinator at  JJC’s  Business  and 
Training  (BATC),  was  recently 
the  recipient  of  the  American 
Society  for  Quality  Control’s 
third  highest  honor  the  Ameri- 
can Society  for  Quality  Control 
(ASCQ)  Meritorious  Award. 

The  award  was  presented  in 
recognition  of  Murphy's  consis- 
tent and  continuing  contributions 
and  support  in  making  ASQC’s 
National  Quality  Forum  a suc- 
cess. This  is  the  third  consecu- 
tive year  that  she  has  been 
awarded  this  recognition. 

The  ASCQ  is  a national  qual- 
ity control  society  comprised  of 
approximately  1 lO.OOOmcmbcrs. 
Their  mission,  according  to  a 
statement  in  the  National  Quality 
Month  brochure,  is  to  "facilitate 
continuous  improvement  and  in- 
creased customer  satisfaction  by 
identifying,  communicating  and 
promoting  the  use  of  quality 
principles.. .[to]  be  recognized  as 
an  authority  on.. .quality." 

Murphy  began  her  journey  to- 
ward the  office  she  holds  at  JJC, 
and  her  position  in  the  commu- 
nity of  people  and  businesses  here 
and  at  large  at  age  seventeen, 
when  she  became  a lypist/clcrk 
here.  As  Murphy  pursued  her 
education  and  career  she  kept  re- 
luming to  JJC  forsummer  work — 
because  she  “likes  it  here.” 
Murphy  graduated  from  JJC  with 
an  Associate  Degree  in  Business, 
then  went  on  to  Eastern  Illinois 
University  forherBachelor's  De- 
gree in  Human  Resource  Man- 

After  graduation  from  Eastern 
she  accepted  a position  in  (he 
Human  Resources  Department  of 
the  Resolution  Trust  Company,  a 
division  of  the  FDIC.  After  a 
year  of  her  being  there  that  office 
merged  with  one  in  Kansas  City, 
so  Murphy  onte  again  returned 
to  her  "roots"  at  JJC,  where  she 
began  at  the  BATC  as  a 
Seminarist  and  In-Plant  Special- 
ist. The  BACT  is  JJC’s  Business 
and  Training  Center,  a division 
of  JJC's  Institute  of  Economic 
Technology,  and  is  located  at  the 

Center  in  downtown  Joliet. 

The  BATC  offers  business  and 
technical  training  services  fornew 
and  existing  businesses.  . BATC 
promotes  and  utilizes  a spirit  of 

While  fulfilling  her  role  in  that 
position  she  began  earning  the 
special  awards  from  ASQC.  She 
also  published  her  first  newslet- 
ter, after  attending  a seminar  on 
how  to  write  newsletters.  The 
seminar  turned  out  to  be  nothing 
more  than  a sales  pitch  for  the 
speaker’s  offering  of  books  and 
tapes.  This  resulted  in  Murphy's 
detemimaiion  that  NONE  of  the 
seminars  offered  by  the  BATC 
. would  offer  a platform  for  sales 
pitches.  BATC  seminars  and 
classes  offer  instruction,  manuals 
and  whatever  materials  are  needed 
for  just  the  price  of  the  entry  fee. 

Murphy  has  held  her  position 
as  Seminar  Coordinator  for  the 
past  ten  months.  In  this  position, 
she  personifies  hcridcaof  B ATC, 
her  role  being  intermediary  for 
obtaining  the  instructors  and  ar- 
ranging conferences. 

The  BATC  is  a strong  sup- 
porter of  ASQC,  according  to 
Murphy.  Upcoming  topics  of 
seminars  include  FlbcrOptics  for 
AT&T,  Programmable  Loic  Con- 
trollers, Gelling  started  with  To- 
tal Quality  Management  and 
Implementing  Quality — Problem 
Solving  Tools  and  Techniques. 
Among  many  other  topics  that 
arc  handled  through  the  BATC 
are  the  handling  of  hazardous 
wastes.  CPR„and  small  business 
classes.  Also,  if  there  is  a com- 
pany or  individual  in  need  of  train- 
ing not  within  the  scope  of  the 
BATC,  contact  wi  1 1 be  made  when 
other  resources  are  found. 

“No  one  is  ever  turned  away," 
said  Murphy. 

Onetopic  that  ASQC  concerns 
itself  with  is  ISO-9000.  The  In- 
ternational Standards  Organiza- 
tion was  created  by  the  12  Euro- 
pean Community  member  nations 
to  ensure  the  uniformity  of  inter- 
national standards  of  quality  as- 
surance. While  registration  in 
ISO-9000  is  legally  required  for 
manufacturers  imponing  into  the 
european communities,  the  law  is 

Louis  Joliet  Renaissance 
european  businesses  arc  currently 
registered,  according  to  Murphy. 

This  has  great  importance  to 
service  and  manufacturing  busi- 
nesses in  the  United  States.  In 
order  to  compete  in  the  global 
market  any  company  that  imports 
or  exports  to  an  ISO  Network 
registered  company  will  have  to 
register  in  the  Network  themself. 
To  become  registered,  companies 
have  to  be  trained  by  accredited 
third-party  registrars  and  arc  sub- 
ject to  outside  audits  to  ensure  (he 
continued  uniformity  of  quality 
control  standards.  If  they  do  not 
comply  they  will  be  barred  from 
the  European  communities  in  im- 
porting or  exporting.  Therefore, 
if  the  law  is  not  complied  with. 
the  business  will  be  excluded  from 
(he  global  marketplace. 

The  current  area  ISO  Network 
began  with  14  area  manufactur- 
ers and  is  funded  by  the  Illinois 
Department  of  Commerce  and 
Community  Affairs  and  managed 
by  JJC.  In  the  past  three  years  the 
BATC  has  (rained  28  companies 
in  the  Network  and  expansion 
continues  as  even  more  compa- 
nies sign  up  for  registration  with 
the  Network. 

Murphy’s  vision  of  college  and 
business  integrating  their  needs 
and  services  as  a team  has  be- 
come a reality  in  many  ways. 
During  the  past  three  years  that 
Murphy  has  been  arranging  the 
National  Quality  Forum  telecon- 
ference via  satellite,  300  people 
have  attended  ASQC’s  annual 
event.  ASQC’s  national  forum  is 
held  every  October  which  is 
termed,  National  Quality  Month. 
This  past  October,  the  forum  cel- 
ebrated the  Society's  tenth  anni- 
versary, and  included  representa- 
tives from  businesses  as  varied  as 
Wal-Mart  and  Walt  Disney. 
Murphy's  job  was  to  advertise 
and  set  up  the  teleconference  for 
this  area  and,  according  to  the 
ASQC  award,  she  did  a job  well 

Plans  for  this  years  forum  arc 
underway,  with  Murphy  accept- 
ing any  available  ideas  and  sug- 
gestions. She  can  be  reached  at 
(815)727-6544,  ext.  1 408  to  dis- 
cuss any  ideas  presented. 

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Debatable  Topics:  Blazer  Essay  Contest  Winners  Chosen 

Faith  Overcash  and  Annette 
Lohman  ha  ve  been  chosen  as  win- 
ners in  the  recent  Blazer  spon- 
sored essay  contest 

Each  winner  was  chosen  along 
the  English  department's  guide- 
lines and  regulations  for  writing 
essays,  with  SI 00  going  to  the 
two  top  essays.  Judging  of  the 
contest  was  performed  by  the  edi- 
torial board  of  the  Blazer,  with 
the  top  five  essays  being  chosen. 
The  essays  were  then  given  to 
faculty  advisor  John  Stobart  who 
chose  the  winners  from  the  Blazer 
staffs  top  Five.  The  two  winning 
essays,  which  were  picked  by  the 
majority  of  thejudges,  are  printed 
here  in  theirentirety  with  no  edit- 
ing performed: 

Triumphant  Against  the 

by  Annette  Lohman 

In  seventh  grade,  I encountered 
the  bitter  taste  of  prejudice.  It 
started  when  one  of  my  sisters, 
one  four  years  older  than  me.  took 
me  along  to  pick  up  Jaoe.  a school 
mate  from  her  high  school  Junior 
class.  When  we  arrived  at  Jane's 

front  door,  we  heard  her  mother 
chastising  her  for  making  arrange- 
ments to  go  out  with  a girl  with 
the  surname  of  Valdes.  My  sister, 
in  hopes  I didn’t  understand  what 
was  happening,  turned  me  around 
and  instructed  me  to  get  in  the  car. 
I got  in  the  car,  peered  out  the 
window,  and  I watched  my  sister 
and  her  friend  at  that  darkened 
front  door.  Saying  their  good- 
byes, their  faces  looked  incredu- 
lous and  disappointed  knowing  a 
friendship  would  be  difficult  at 
best.  I just  couldn't  believe  what 
had  taken  place.  And  at  that  mo- 
ment, my  focus  zoomed  to  my 
father.  I began  to  ponder  about 
the  magnitude  of  his  endurance, 
an  endurance  which  enabled  him 
to  withstand  obstacles  and  over- 
come handicaps  that  existed  in 
his  past. 

When  most  think  of  racism, 
blackissuescometomind.  When 
handicaps  arc  mentioned,  it  isusu- 
ally  those  regarding  mental  or 
physical  disabilities.  Butthiscase 
of  pigmentation  prejudice  and  dis- 
abling deficiencies  involves  my 
father,  Juan  Valdes,  a dark 
skinned,  diminutive  man  from 
Mexico.  By  the  obstacles  he  faced 

and  the  handicaps  he  had  to  over- 
come, who  could  have  foreseen 
the  triumphs  he  would  achieve? 

His  background  is  that  of  a strin- 
gently disciplined  Catholic  fam- 
ily raised  in  Mexico  City.  His 
family  was  one  that  had  the  means 
to  survive  but  lacked  the  pesos  to 
gel  ahead.  Atthe  ago  of  thirty,  he 
met  my  mother.  She,  at  the  time, 
was  employed  at  the  American 
Embassy  in  Mexico.  My  mother 
was  very  American;  at  least,  that 
is  how  my  grandparentsviewed 
her.  In  1949,  when  my  mother 
announced  her  engagement  to  a 
Mexican  taxi  driver,  a rush  of 
negative  impressions  bombarded 
their  Midwestern  minds,  similar 
to  what  Nazis  would  feel  when 
comparing  themselves  to  non- 
party  members.  A trial  of  igno- 
rance ensued.  He  encountered 
thoughts,  such  as:  he  won't  sup- 
port our  daughter  in  the  manner  in 
which  we're  accustomed.  I'm 
sure  he's  a nice  enough  man  but 
lookathisbackground.  Hcdoesn’l 
have  a white  collar  trade.  And  he 
docsn'tknow  English!  They  were 
right;  he  wasn'tthe  typical  upper- 
middle  class  prize  catch,  as  if  he 
were  to  be  caught  in  some  fish- 

off.  He  was  a honest,  hard-work- 
ing, loving  man. 

After  they  got  married,  they 
moved  to  Miami  for  three  months. 
Discovering  that  they  were  hav- 
ing a baby,  they  moved  to  the 
Chicago  area  to  be  close  to  what 
they  assumed  would  be  support. 
Instead  they  received  no  assis- 
tance, not  a grain  of  support,  not 
even  a pinch  of  concern.  Shutout 
like  lepers,  they  were  shunned. 

My  father  was  and  is,  to  this 
day,  a man  to  whom  the  word 
"can't"  doesn’t  exist.  He  had  my 
mother  find  an  apartment  while 
he  went  out  scavenging  for  a job 
and  begging  for  a chance.  Not 
knowing  a word  of  English,  he 
found  a job.  He  became  a janitor. 
Though  not  a glamorous  posi- 
tion, he  accepted  it  with  honor 
and  did  his  job  with  pride.  His 
supervisor,  not  knowing  Span- 
ish, drew  pictures  such  as  a pail, 
a broom  and  a mop  to  help  with 
communications.  Slowly  my  fa- 
ther learned  English  phrases,  the 
way  we  count  change,  and  the 
"lay  of  the  land.” 

Later,  he  discovered  that  his 
mechanical  talents,  derived  from 
fixing  his  taxi  in  Mexico,  could 

help  him  land  a more  lucrative 
position,  and  it  did.  He  found  a 
position  on  the  river  barges  main- 
taining and  repairing  the  diesel 
engines.  The  people  were 
friendly,  but  he  was  not  going  to 
achieve  any  advancemenibecausc 
he  was  a Mexican.  The  word 
"Mexican,“evcn  now,  has  a nega- 
tive connotation  to  it.  For  ex- 
ample, Chicagoland  refers  to  its 
26th  street  and  the  area  around 
1 8th  straight  and  Blue  Island  Ave 
as  traditionally  "spic”  areas 
loaded  with  “lazy,  greaseball 

By  this  time,  Juan  and  Jeanette, 
his  wife,  were  having  their  fourth 
child  while  still  residing  in  a base- 
ment flat  where  the  network  of 
pipes,  from  the  hot  water  heating 
system,  ran  across  the  ceiling  like 
vines  weaving  their  way  in  a tropi- 
cal jungle  to  some  unknown  des- 
tination. These  pipe  made  it  un- 
bearably hot  in  the  winter  and 
damp  in  the  summer.  In  hopes  of 
moving  his  growing  family  to  a 
comfortabl  residence,  he  recog- 
nized the  need  for  additional  in- 

Continued  on  Page  5. 

Blazer  5 

January  27, 1994 

come.  As  a result,  he  searched  for 
a second  job.  Successful  in  his 
hunt,  he  was  on  the  payroll  at  a 
quarry.  While  simultaneously 
holding  down  two  jobs,  Jeanette 
had  a nervous  breakdown.  When 
healthy,  she  was  level  headed; 
she  was  frugal  and  kept  a savings 
account  while  keeping  the  chil- 
dren fed  and  properly  clothed. 
But  on  days  when  she  wasn't 
healthy,  her  behavior  was  bizarre. 
For  example,  one  day  she  asked 
Juan  to  mail  an  envelope.  In 
itself,  this  was  not  unusual,  but 
she  put  an  urgency  to  it.  Despite 
having  to  walk  in  the  opposite 
direction  of  his  bus  stop,  he 
trudged  through  (he  snow  to  the 
mailbox.  On  his  way  he  studied 
the  flat,  folded  paper  container, 
and  upon  acloseexamination  dis- 
covered there  was  nothing  in  it. 
Shocked  and  confused,  he  didn’t 
know  what  to  do.  Questions 
flooded  his  mind.  "What  is  hap- 
pening? Why  is  she  behaving  so 
strangely?"  As  usual,  he  con- 
quered this  predicament.  He 
found  her  the  medical  attention 
she  needed  and  aided  in  her  re- 

My  father,  after  working  two 
jobs  which  made  it  possible  for 
his  wife  not  to  work  outside  the 
home,  managing  to  bring  home 
enough  “bacon"  to  afford  her  ne- 
cessities and  medical  bills  and 
coping  with  a house  full  of  off- 
spring while  being  the  only  stable 
adult  mind  on  which  all  relied, 
had  to  handle  a spouse  with  a 
mental  illness.  And  now  that  his 
Wife  was  ill.  the  opportunity  and 
ability  to  grasp  the  yet  unfamil- 
iar, strange  way  of  communicat- 
ing called  English  was  stifled  and 
any  new  learning  experiences 
halted.  Jeanette  was  unable  to  be 
his  tutor. 

In  a one  and  a half  year  time 
span,  between  their  fourth  and 
fifth  child,  Jeanette's  parents  fi- 
nally discovered  the  worth  of  the 
man,  Juan  Valdes.  They  broke 
the  barrieroftheirprejudical  mind 
and  started  to  adjust  their  atti- 
tudes toward  not  only  the  man  but 
a race,  although  they  did  not 
miraculously  accomplish  a com- 
plete turn  around.,  they  did,  how- 

ever, partially  erase  their  blind 
spot.  They  acknowledged  the 
handicap  they  had  imposed  upon 
Juan,  theirdaughter,  Jeanette,  and 
their  grandchildren.  Their  out- 
look started  to  clear  like  a ray  of 
sun  peeking  through  a stormy  sky. 
After  this  hesitant  sanction,  my 
affluent  grandparents  aided  in  the 
purchase  of  a house  for  them.  My 
father  swallowed  his  pride  for  the 
sake  of  family  and  accepted  their 
assistance.  This  alone  was  diffi- 
cult to  overcome. 

During  the  next  three  decades, 
hereceived  his  United  States  citi- 
zenship, was  a caring  father  to 
nine  children,  became  a highly 
respected,  extraordinary  minister 
in  his  parish,  was  a sought  after 
diesel  mechanic,  and  never  once 
disappointed  the  expectations  of 
what  his  in-laws  wanted  for  their 

Now  that  my  father  has  retired, 
my  parents  reside  in  Arizona. 
They  own  two  late  model  ve- 
hicles, live  in  a two  bedroom 
mortgage-less  home,  send  much 
needed  money  to  relatives  in 
Mexico,  and  with  their  hard- 
earned  savings  arc  able  to  travel 
when  the  notion  suits  them. 

Looking  back,  his  life  evolved 
like  a track  meet.  With  obstacles 
to  hurdle  and  measurable  educa- 
tional long  jumps  to  conquer,  he 
undoubtedly  deserves  the  gold 
medal.  He  is  triumphant 

The  Many  Faces  of  a 

by  Faith  Overcash  . 

It’ s the  oldest  story  in  the  world, 
two  people  meet  and  they  fall  in 
love.  Many  great  novels  and  songs 
have  been  written  as  tributes  to 
(he  exhilaration  and  beauty  of 
newly  discovered  love.  The  mere 
thought  of  the  subject  makes  many 
people  wax  nostalgic  and  become 
misty-eyed.  But,  as  many  people 
have  learned,  these  fuzzy  feel- 
ings often  wane  over  time.  After 
a period  of  adjustment,  lovers  of- 
ten start  to  notice  some  eye-open- 
ing changes  in  their  mates  that 
seemed  to  occur  when  they  were 
not  looking. 

The  area  where  this  strange 

metamorphosis  is  most  obvious 
is  in  the  realm  of  dating.  There 
are  three  areas  of  dating  that  are 
affected  by  the  changes;  the  first 
area  is  physical  appearance. 

Who  can  forget  the  magic  of 
the  first  date?  For  many  women 
savoring  the  anticipation  as  they 
prepare  for  the  first  dale  is  half  of 
the  fun.  When  the  big  moment 
arrives  and  the  prospective  beau 
knocks  on  the  door,  not  many 
women  are  disappointed.  A man 
on  his  first  date  with  a woman 
always  lakes  special  pains  with 
his  appearance.  He  is  always 
neatly  pressed  in  his  best  outfit 
and  he  usually  smells  of  good 
cologne  (sometimes  a bit  too 
much  cologne).  You  will  never 
see  aa  cleaner,  closer  shave  and 
his  hair  is  always  styled  neatly, 
not  a hair  out  of  place.  A beau  on 
a first  date  is  always  a nice  pack- 

This  little  show  often  makes 
women  think  that  they  have  quite 

Once  a man  drops  his 
guard  and  grows  more 
comfortable  in  a relation- 
ship he  drops  the  perfect 
mate  act.. 

the  stud  muffin  on  their  hands. 
Unfortunately,  unless  the  man  is 
a complete  neat  freak,  he  will 
change  in  time. 

When  a man  is  in  a long  term 
relationship,  the  facade  starts  to 
crumble.  After  a period  of  time, 
most  women  start  to  notice  that 
theirman's  clothes  are  noJongcr 
always  neatly  pressed,  or  clean 
for  that  matter.  Instead  of  won- 
dering where  he  purchased  his 
fabulous  jeans  at,  a woman  often 
begins  to  wonder  how  those  once 
fabulous,  now  ragged  jeans  still 
manage  to  cling  to  his  torso.  If  a 
woman  gets  tired  of  marvelling  at 
his  jeans'  apparent  gravity  defy- 
ing properties,  she  can  always  try 
to  guess  exactly  when  her  beau 
started  showing  up  for  dates  with 
his  hair  still  wet.  These  changes 
often  make  agirl  wonder  whether 
or  not  she  should  open  up  the 
door  for  the  slovenly  stranger  on 
her  doorstep. 

If  these  changes  sound  too  good 

to  be  true,  just  wait,  there's  more. 
Physical  appearance  is  not  the 
only  facet  of  your  dating  experi- 
ence that  will  undergo  "the 
change".  This  brings  me  to  the 
second  area  of  dating  procedure 
that  changes,  the  locale  of  the 

On  a first  date  a prospective 
beau  usually  takes  one  of  two 
courses  of  action.  The  first  course 
of  action  entails  the  man  choos- 
ing the  restaurant  and  making  res- 
ervations for  the  date.  He  usually 
chooses  a well-renowned,  beau- 
tiful establishment  to  impress  his 
date.  If  a man  is  not  very  familiar 
with  the  area  or  his  date’s  tastes 
he  will  often  employ  the  second 
course  of  action.  This  involves 
the  woman  being  given  carte 
blanche  to  choose  the  place  where 
the  date  will  take  place.  Although 
very  few  women  abuse  this  right 
to  choose  by  demanding  a five 
star  meal,  it  is  understood  that  the 
sky  is  the  limit  when  choosing  the 
restaurant.  As  a matter  of  fact, 
many  men  are  offended  when  a 
woman  chooses  a restaurant  that 
is  too  low-grade  for  a first  date, 
and  they  often  suggest  something 
more  upscale. 

Once  a man  gets  comfortable 
in  his  relationship  his  culinary 
tastes  often  change.  Although  he 
will  still  employ  the  same  two  I 
choose/you  choose  dating  tactics, 
the  rules  are  changed  a bit.  After 
a few  months  a woman  will  begin 
to  notice  that  when  her  man 
chooses  the  restaurant  he  down- 
grades his  choices  a bit  He  be- 
gins tochooseplides  tfiafclosdly 
(well,  exactly)  resemble  the  local 
pizza  joint.  Of  course,  there's 
always  the  second  method  which 
is  still  often  employed.  Although 
the  woman  is  still  allowed  tooffer 
suggestions  as  to  be  shot  down 
forone  reason  oranothcrunlil  the 
happy  couple  once  again  end  up 
at  the  local  pizza  joint.  Of  course, 
thesky'sstill  the  limit;  the  woman 
can  pick  any  topping  for  her  half 
of  the  pizza  and  if  she  wants  a 
whole  pitcherofsoda,  it'sno  prob- 
lem. Obviously  a new  and  dis- 
turbing dating  pattern  emerges 

The  last,  and  perhaps  most  dis- 
heartening change  makes  up  the 

third  area  of  change  that  I will 
discuss.  This  point  is  encom- 
passed in  his  change  of  general 
theories  on  life. 

In  the  early  months  of  a rela- 
tionship a man  docs  a lot  of  talk- 
ing. He  talks  about  homelessness 
and  the  welfare  system  over  pie 
and  coffee.  A woman  will  often 
stay  up  late  into  the  night  chatting 
on  the  phone  about  topics  such  as 
how  many  children  make  up  the 
perfect  family.  He  tells  cute  an- 
ecdotes about  his  childhood  on 
the  ride  home  after  a date.  Often 
he  will  call  in  the  middle  of  the 
dayjdsttochat.  After  a few  dates 
a girl  can  feel  like  she  knows 
absolutely  everything  about  her 

Perhaps  because  he  gave  up  all 
of  his  wisdom  in  the  first  few 
dates,  a man  seems  to  run  out  of 
noteworthy  things  to  say  after  a 
few  months.  All  of  the  flowery 
talk  dribbles  off  to  an  eventual 
halt.  He  seems  to  begin  to  think 
that  his  steady  loves  discussing 
football  and  which  pizza  topping 
is  the  best.  Gone  arc  the  late  night 
phone  calls  and  mid-day  chats. 
These  calls  are  often  replaced  by 
calls  that  come  an  hour  after  date 
time  to  let  hisgirlfriend  know  that 
he  is  going  to  be  late.  A woman 
often  begins  to  discover  enlight- 
ening facts,  such  as  how  Chevy 
engines  compare  to  Ford  engines. 
After  her  man's  theories  on  life 
begin  to  change,  a woman  starts 
to  learn  more  new  and  disgusting 
man-facts  everyday.  Who  would 
have  thought  that  a man  could 
change  his  interests  so  much? 
Isn't  love  grand? 

By  examining  these  changes  in 
a man's  dating  habits  we  can  gain 
a lot  of  insight  into  the  nature  of 
love  relationships.  Once  a man 
drops  his  guard  and  grows  more 
comfortable  in  a relationship,  he 
drops  the  perfect  male  act.  It  is 
after  these  changes  occur  that  a 
woman  can  truly  evaluate  the 
man's  character  and  decide  if  he 
is  a suitable  mate.  All  women 
should  be  advised  tocut  (heir  men 
some  slack  because  they  could 
also  be  wondering  when  their 
sweethearts  started  purchasing 
jogging  pants  and  developing 

Allison  Bauman  of  Car-X  presents  the  Car-X  Scholarship  for  Technicians  in 
Automotive  Repair  (the  Car-X  STAR)  to  Greg  Sturdy  as  Instructor  Jon  Rau 
looks  on.  Phoio  Courtesy  of  Car-X 

JJC  band  members  perform  at  a recent  basketball  game  played  at  Joliet  Central, 
photo  by  Ross  Ethridge 

Blazer  6 

January  27, 1995 


Polluting  the  Airwaves 

Vedder  and  Co.  Strike  Big  With 
Third  Major  Release 

Pearl  Jam 
Epic  Records 

The  masters  of  the  industry  in 
the  90’ s have  mounted  themselves 
at  the  top  once  again. 

Lines  formed  before  the  re- 
lease to  purchase  Pearl  Jam’s  third 
major  release,  Vitalogy,  or  was  it 
indeed  to  purchase  a piece  of  the 
Pearl  Jam  aura?  After  all,  this 
band  popped  out  of  the  grunge 
factory  of  Seattle  in  1991  with 
their  release  of  Ten  and  were  in- 
stantgods,  mainly  due  to  the  com- 
mercialization ty  MTV  and  the 
video  "Jeremy." 

Whether  fighting  with 
TicketMaster,  self-polluting  the 
radio  waves,  forming  new  bands, 
or  assisting  on  soundtracks,  Pearl 
Jam  constantly  releases  new  ma- 
terial through  music  or  other  art 
forms.  That  is  the  reason  Eddie 

and  PJ  are  larger  than  life.  They 
claim  to  want  to  stay 
uncommercialized,  but  sorry,  the 
fans  will  not  let  it  happen. 

The  first  release  in  Ten  was  pn 
Billboard's  Top  lOOforovertwo 
years.  Currently  Grammy  nomi- 
nated Vs.,  their  second  release, 
set  the  record  for  most  copies  sold 
in  its  opening  week.  The  fans 
knew  that  Vitalogy  would  fair  the 
same,  but  would  they  buy  it  for  its 
content  or  its  image? 

Vitalogy  attempts  to  expand  the 
talents  of  PJ.  Whether  they  suc- 
ceeded is  a large  question.  Obvi- 
ously they  perform  up  to  par  with 
such  heavy  hitters  as  "not  for  you" 
and  "spin  the  black  circle,”  but 
seriously,  is  wailing  on  a guitar 
and  screaming  into  a mic  expand- 
ing talent? 

Where  PJ  succeeds  is  where 
many  rockers  do-the  ballad.  A 
possible  record  of  the  year,  “bet- 
ter man,”  shows  that  this  band 

jells  and  can  play  at  numerous 
levels.  Just  the  same,  Vedder 
shows  his  vocal  talent  in  “immor- 
tality” and  “nothingman.” 

Pearl  Jam  is  famous  for  mes- 
sages through  music,  but  one  has 
to  wonder  if  Vedder  is  on  a bad 
trip  half  of  the  time.  Just  as  “rats” 
on  Vs.,  “bugs”  is  a waste  of  brain 
tissue  and  album  space.  “Satan’s 
bed”  should  be  left  to  a B-side 
album  as  its  chorus  sounds  either 
like  a bad  Kiss  imitation  or  a good 
time  in  a German  Beer  Garden. 
And  the  point  of  “pry,  to”  and 
“hey  foxymophandlemama,  that's 

Well,  leave  messages  for  maga- 
zines and  music  foralbums.  Let’s 
face  it,  though,  these  guys  can 
rock.  Songs  like  “tremor  Christ” 
and  “corduroy”  are  the  type  of 
rock  anthems  that  will  be-around 
for  twenty  years.  And  as  rock  n' 
roll  shall  never  die,  neither  will 
Pearl  Jam.  B 

Black  14  Proves  To  Be  Worthwhile 

April's  Motel  Room 
Black  14 

Immortal  Records 

Staff  Writer 

April’s  Motel  Room  debuted 
in  early  1994  with  the  release  of 
Black  14.  This  album  can  be 
classified  as  aliemati  ve  music.  In 
my  opinion,  the  properclassifica- 
tion  is  just  good  music. 

Tom  Kelly,  guitarist  and  lyri- 
cist, attacks  rriany  of  today’s  so- 
cietal issues.  Unlike  other  bands 
with  similar  styles  of  music, 
April’s  Motel  Room  does  not 
doubt  religion,  cry  of  a broken 
heart  or  complain  of  the  down- 
ward progression  of  society.  In 

such  songs  as  the  "Paper  Cour- 
age" he  warns  the  listener  not  to 
believe  everything  read  in  the 
newspaper  or  seen  on  the  televi- 
sion and  to  formulate  opinions 
through  researching  the  topic  thor- 

Black  14  is  a worthwhile  in- 
vestment. Aside  from  the  lyrical 
content,  the  music  of  the  group  is 
also  suitable  and  encouraged  for 
long  drives  (such  as  my  trip  to 
Toronto,  Canada).  This  album 
has  furnished  me  with  hours  of 
enjoyment  and  should  do  the  same 
tfor  others. 

Ooh...The  Lights!!  Broadway  Takes  Reign 
In  JJC  Theatre  Production  of  Guys  & Dolls 

Love  . . . Scandal . . . Crime  . . . 
You  can  find  it  all  here  at  our  very 
own  Fine  Arts  Theatre  located  on 
Main  Campus  this  spring.  Guys 
and  Dolls,  the  recent  Broadway 
smash,  can  be  seen  by  all  viewing 
public  March3-5.  The  production 
is  under  the  direction  of  Dr. 
Rosaline  Stone.  She  held  audi- 
tions for  Guvs  and  Dolls  January 
11  & 12,  and  posted  the  chosen 
cast  outside  her  office  K-1004. 
The  casting  list  is  presently  posted. 

JJC-is  taking  a trip  back  to  the 
movie  days  of  Marlon  Brando  as 
Sky  Masterson  and  Frank  Sinatra 
as  Nathan  Detroit.  The  story  be- 
gins with  Nathan  Detroit  looking 
for  a place  to  hold  his  illegal  crai 
game.  His  fiance  of  fourteen  years, 
Adelaide,  is  a dancer  at  the  Hot 
Box,  and  her  parents  think  she  and 
Nathan  are  already  married  with 
five  kids.  Meanwhile,  Sky 
Masterson  enters  a bet  with  De- 
troit for  one  thousand  dollars. 
Masterson  bets  he  can  persuade 
Sister  Sarah,  the  leader  of  the  local 

Salvation  Army,  on  a romantic 
trip  to  Havana,  Cuba.  Detroit  needs 
the  one  thousand  dollars  to  rent  a 
place  for  his  floating  crap  game. 
The  plot  unfolds  very  quickly. 

Guvs  and  Dolls  was  performed 
on  Broadway  recently.  In  the 
Spring  of  1992,  the  musical  began 
its  shows.  Now,  in  1995,  Joliet 

Jeannette  Musson  recites  lines 
during  tryouts  for  Guys  and 
Polls,  photo  by  Mattias  Wiles  tram 

Junior  College  is  preparing  for  the 
big  opening  with  sewer  scenery, 
"churchy"  mission  scenes  and  sexy 
performances  at  the  Hot  Box. 

If  you  choose  to  purchase  tick- 
ets. you  can  call  729-9020  ext. 
2200.  During  the  performances, 
you  will  find  Ben  Deegan  as 
Nathan  Detroit,  Robyn  Freeman 
as  Adelaide,  Wendy  Homer  as 
Sister  Sarah  Brown,  and  her 
counter-lead  Scott  Geesik  as  Sky 
Masterson.  Various  other  roles 
consist  of  Niccly-Niccly  Johnson, 
played  by  Reid  Hupach,  Derrick 
Hasscrt  as  Arvide  Abernathy, 
Manuel  Tamayo  as  Lt.  Branigan, 
Xochiti  Pantoja  as  Agatha,  Ruben 
Medina  as  Big  Jule,  Steve  Weston 
as  Harry  the  Horse,  Dann  Frankc 
as  Benny  Southstreet,  Jeff  Fur- 
long as  Rusty  Charlie,  Brian 
Stanley  as  Angie  the  Ox,  and  Jen 
Howard  as  Gen.  Cartwright. 

The  cast,  director,  and  techni- 
cal and  stage  crews  are  working 
presently  to  make  this  Spring’s 
musical  a success.  Crowds  of  all 
ages  are  invited  to  witness  JJC’s 

Stupidity  Sells  Itself 
Across  America 

Dumb  and  Dumber  #1  at  Box  Office 

Staff  Writer 

Does  the  big  screen  refiecl  so- 
ciety or  is  it  the  other  way  around? 
Whatever  the  case,  Dumb  & 
Dumber,  a recent  comedy  that 
has  taken  box  offices  by  storm, 
shies  away  from  the  monotony  of 
I i fe  and  focuses  on  making  people 

Jim  Carrey  (Ace  Ventura,  The 
Mask  ) is  up  to  his  typical  per- 
verse and  grossly  tasteful  antics 
as  he  receives  exceptional  sup- 
port from  new-to-the-comedy 
scene  Jeff  Daniels  (Gettysburg, 
Speed ). 

Just  like  Carrey’s  first  two 
flicks,  Dumb  & Dumber  lacks 
the  rip-roaring  adventure  and 
edge-of-your-seat  suspense  in 
manyoftoday’sfilms.  However, 
this  movie  is  not  meant  to  keep 
you  in  suspense  or  in  awe  of  its 
special  effects.  It  has  received 
rave  reviews  simply  because  its 
content  is  off  the  wall,  yet  does 
not  cross  the  line  and  become 

Revolving  around  a mysteri- 

ous briefcase  retrieved  by  Carrey 
while  working  as  a limousine 
driver.  Dumb  & Dumber  sports  a 
highly  predictable,  yet  a what- 
will-they-say-or-do  next  plot. 
Upon  Carrey’s  dropping  off  a • 
young,  attractive  femalccustomer 
at  the  airport,  he  also  leams  of  her 
destination,  Aspen.  Before  board- 
ing, the  young  lady  leaves  the 
briefcase  in  the  terminal  to  be 
retrieved  by  someone  other  than 
Carrey.  Little  does  Carey  know 
that  millions  of  dollars  are  in  the 
briefcase.  Stunned  by  her  beauty 
and  melted  by  her  sight,  Carrey 
and  his  roommate,  Daniels,  bc- 
comededicated  to  retumingry  trip, 
in  Daniels’  dog-grooming  mo- 
bile no  less,  from  Connecticut  to 
Colorado  in  their  attempt  at  find- 
ing Carey’s  dream  girl. 

Along  the  way,  Carrey  and 
Daniels  meet  new  friends  and 
make  new  enemies,  all  a part  of 
their  harmless  way  of  living. 
From  a highly  audible  bathroom- 
relief  scene  to  "a  nice  set  of  hoot- 
ers," Dumb  & Dumber  lives  up 
to  its  title.  B 



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Blazer  7 

January  27, 1995 


Campus  Legend  to  Retire 

Contributing  Writer 

We  have  all  seen  him  wander- 
ing the  halls,  flirting  with  the  girls 
and  keeping  troublemakers  in  line. 
He's  known  to  one  and  all  as 
Ziggy,  maybe  JJC’s  best  known 

Yet  soon  the  students  and  fac- 
ulty wil  no  longersee  his  friendly 
face.  Campus  Police  officer, 
Ronald  Ziegler,  is  retiring  this 
semester  after  “serving  and  pro- 
tecting" JJC  for  14  years. 

Ziggy,  age  64,  said  he  will  miss 
the  staff  and  students.  “I’ve  made 
a lot  of  friends  here,"  commented 
Ziggy,  mentioning  that  he  even 
gets  letters  from  former  students 
from  time  to  lime.  "I’ve  done  a 
lot  of  the  same  things  these  kids 
have.  I understand  what  they’re 
going  through." 

In  fact,  that  is  what  Ziggy  is 
known  for:  his  friendliness  and 
understanding  of  students  and 
staff.  According  to  many  he  will 
be  missed. 

"He’s  friendly  arid  is  always 
teasing  me,"  said  Amic  Novak, 
JJC  student.  “He  really  puls  forth 

that  extra  effort  to  make  friends 
with  people.” 

"Sometimes  he’s  embarassing. 
He  always  asks  me  if  I’m  cheat- 
ing on  him,”  said  Jelene  Jaros, 
another  student. 

Sergeant  Farrington  of  the 
Campus  Police  said,  "I’ll  miss 
him.  He  has  a good  rapport  with 
the  students,  and  when  he  has  a 
serious  job  to  do,  he  does  not  fool 
around.  He  gets  it  done  right.” 
“Ziggy’ s a part  of  JUCO,” 
agreed  Eugene  Parini,  who's 
transferring  soon.  “I’ll  miss  him 
when  I go,  [because]  he  always 
brightens  up  my  day." 

Ziggy’s  plans  after  retirement 
include  spending  time  with  his 
two  granddaughters  and  indulg- 
ing in  his  favorite  hobbies:  col- 
lecting coins  and  fishing.  Ziggy 
also  hopes  to  move  and  buy  a 
house  in  St.  Petersburg,  Florida. 

Before  coming  to  JJC,  Ziggy 
worked  for  the  New  Lenox  Police 
Department.  His  wife  has  worked 
as  dispatcher  for  Lincolnway 
Communications  for  the  last  20 
years  and  plans  to  retire  also,  ac- 
cording to  Ziggy. 

Teacher  Proves  That  Psychology  Can  Be 
Fun  In  Sponsoring  JJC  Psi  Beta  Chapter 

Psychology  instructor  Pat  Tinken.  Photo  by  M.  Wlkstrom 

Contributing  Writer 

Pat  Tinken,  JJC  Psychology 
teacher  and  sponsor  for  the  newly- 
formed  Psi  Beta  National  Honor- 
ary Society  in  Psychology,  gradu- 
ated from  Eisenhower  H.S.  the 
same  year  as  his  twin  brother, 
Mike.  He’d  often  hear  classmates 
say,  “Pal  and  Mike  look  alike.” 
Pat  was  drawn  to  Psychology 
because  of  his  strong  interest  in 
people  and  trying  to  figure  out 
why  they  behave  as  they  do.  The 
fact  of  being  a twin  and  trying  to 
find  his  own  separate  identity  per- 
haps created  a deeper  desire  to 
delve  into  this  subject  area. 

“We’re  all  bom  with  mental 
abilities  and  certain  talents;  areas 
where  we  have  natural  tendencies 
to  succeed,"  Pat  pointed  out.  “I 
feel  it's  similar  to  Math  - breaking 
down  a problem,  and  then  trying 
to  make  sense  of  it  in  a person's 

Tinken  taught  at  Iowa  Western 
C.  C.  at  Council  Bluffs  before 
comingtoJJC7  l/2yearsago.  He 
is  a devoted  husband  and  father  of 
two  young  sons,  Matthew,  7,  and 
Samuel,  1 . 

According  to  Tinken,  Psi  Beta 
chapter  formation  was  first  initi- 
ated by  student  Todd  Agosto.  But 
Todd  transferred  to  DePaul  Uni- 
versity before  all  the  paperwork 
was  completed.  Next,  Allen 
Goltcrmann  got  involved. 
Marissa  Johnson,  JJC  Director  of 
Student  Affairs,  and  student  Doug 
Collins  put  finishing  touches  on 
the  necessary  application  and  ac- 
ceptance of  the  club  was  given. 

Initiation  into  Psi  Beta  was  held 
Sunday  afternoon,  December  4. 
1994  at  JJC  with  Pat  Tinken  as 
sponsor,  along  with  39  students 

and  their  families  in  attendance. 
Tinken  commented  that  this  is  a 
good-sized  group  considering  the 
restraints  to  club  involvement  at  a 
junior  college  - jobs,  family  re- 
sponsibilities and  homcworkcom- 
petc  for  time.  However,  socializ- 
ing with  students  of  similar  inter- 
ests creates  a sense  of  belonging 
and  bonding  for  lasting  friend- 
ships that  arc  an  integral  part  of 
college  life. 

"The  purpose  of  Psi  Beta  is  to 
recognize  those  who  strive  scho- 
lastically to  maintain  a “B”  aver- 
age in  Psychology  and  other 
classes  (but  is  not  limited  to  only 
Psych  majors),"  saidTinken.  Club 
members  also  undertake  projects 
and  activities  relating  to  this  en- 

What  is  Pat  Tinken's  vision  for 
(he  Psi  Bela  chapter  at  JJC?  ‘To 
have  student  sub-groups  interested 
in  particular  areas  or  branches  of 
study  (such  as  Health  Psychology, 
stress  management  or  peer  educa- 
tion) stimulate  each  other  to  par- 
ticipate in  college-level  projects 
or  help  in  the  local  community." 
he  said. 

Two  community  opportunities 
that  have  presented  speakers  for 
Psi  Beta  meetings  arc  Graund  work 
Shelter  for  Abused  Women  and 
Crisis  Line  phone  network. 

A Psi  Beta  flyer  has  been  dis- 
tributed answering  pertinent  ques- 
tions about  the  honorary  society. 
Members  can  receive  monetary  or 
service  awards  for  achievement, 
acquire  leadership  skills,  and  in- 
teract with  faculty  to  become  in- 
formed about  the  professional  and 
educational  choices  available. 
When  transferring  to  a four-year 
college,  members  can  be  referred 
to  Psi  Chi  and  arc  eligible  for 
student  affiliate  membership  in 
American  Psychological  Associa- 
tion and  American  Psychological 

"I'm  hoping  the  Psi  Beta  hon- 
orary society  will  benefit  not  only 
the  students,  but  also  (he  college 
and  the  community,"  he  said. 

Meetings  arc  held  motnhly  lor 
two  time  slots:  Tuesday  at  1pm 
and  Wednesday  at  5pm,  both  in 
roomD200l.  Contact  Pres.  Doug 
Collins.  (815)  727-1605  for  any 

E&F  Editor 

You  may  know  her  as  the  per- 
son who  scheduled  your  appoint- 
ment with  your  instructor  as  you 
walked  into  the  department  ex- 
claiming, "What  good  is  this  math 
stuff  for  anyway?  Am  I going  to 
use  any  of  this?  I just  don't  un- 
derstand this?" 

What  you  may  not  know  is  that 
she  is  a poet.  Judy  Bond,  secre- 
tary of  the  Math/CIS  Department, 
is  not  only  a poet  but  an  award- 
winning  poet. 

Bond  explains  that  she  has  been 
fascinated  with  poetry  since  grade 
school  and  describes  it  as  not  a 
hobby  but  “a  vocation  that  does 
not  pay." 

Judy  Bond  was  recently  an 
award  winner  at  the  Annual 
Chicagoland  Poetry  and  Patriots 
competition.  There  were  over 
twenty  classifications  in  which 
she  entered  twelve.  Bond  cap- 
tured two  second  place  awards  in 
the  category  of  Portrait  of  a Per- 
sonality for  Freeze  Frame  and  in 
Award  Winners  Contest  for  Mes- 
sages. This  category  evolved  for 
previous  winners  as  Bond  has 
captured  awards  four  times  in  the 
past.  Bond  also  received  honor- 
able mention  in  lyric  for  Art  Deco 

An  Enjoyable  Vocation  Without  Pay 

Dream.  “What  is  so  difficult  is 
that  the  judging  is  very  relative," 
expresses  Bond. 

On  a JJC  note,  Judy  Bond  read 
at  the  Faculty  and  Staff  Poetry 
Reading  last  spring.  She  has  also 
taken  seven  creative  writing 
courses  and  was  involved  with 
the  Wordealer  from  1979-’91. 

Bond  is  also  involved  in  the 
Emerging  Artists  Project  and  has 
had  her  work  selected  by  the  Cafe 
Voltaire,  on  North  Clark  Street, 
where  poems  are  read  dramati- 
cally by  actors. 

A secretary  in  the  Math  De- 
partment for  approximately  two 
years.  Bond  has  also  worked  at 
JJC  since  1979,  where  she  held 
the  editor’ s posi  dons  of  the  Blazer 
from  1979-’81.  Bond  received 
her  AA  degree  from  JJC  in 
199 land  graduated  from  U of  I- 
Chicago  in  1993. 

Art  Deco  Dream 

velvet  wraparound  cape 
as  close  as  perfume 
to  pulse  points 
I am  a kitten  body  with 
tiny  bones  as  easy  to  crush 
as  onionskin  paper 
I glide  quictly- 

a raindrop  on  a gardenia  petal. 

Freeze  Frame 

Dark  brown  hair  in  pin-curls 
white  turban-wrap 
tortoise-shell  glasses 
dangly  earrings  swinging 
Juicy-Fruit  scented  breath 
red  red  lips 

sings  along  with  Nat  King  Cole: 
"They  try  to  tell  us  we're  too 


through  the  back  streets  of 


centuries  later 

as  the  shadow  of  a mis- 
shapen man 

hobbled  home  one  smoky 


after  the  cabarets  had 
snuffed  their  lights. 

Perhaps  he  heard  the  thun- 
der of  beggars'  rags 
from  another  lime 
when  LeFarge  screamed 
through  the  city. 

Time  and  silence  followed 

him  to  his  canvas 

were  he  recorded  a sallow- 
faced  lady 

who  stares  seductively  into 

A sea  of  turquoise  crashes 
around  her 

and  in  the  blur  of  blue  and 


anonymous  voices  of  then 
speak  to  listeners  now. 

In  the  midst  of  it  all. 

a small  man  wearing  a tall 
black  hat 

I slip  into  platinum  curls 
slide  through  white  gleam 
silver  screen  silken  hair 
and  down  through  ivory  satin 
gown  soft  smooth 
folds  so  slick 

my  skin  whistles  a windbreath 
lullabye  goodnighl 
against  black  black  thick 


The  morning  after  Gaius  bled 
in  the  senate  portico 
perhaps  all  of  Gaul's  three 
parts  cheered, 

and  that  ancient  roar  echoed 

Blazer  8 

m ife 


January  27, 1994 

Trouble  From  The  Start... 

From  journeying  eight  hours  The  second,  and  final,  compo- 

vvedged  between  players,  scats  and 
suitcases  to  being  thrown  in  a pool 
by  a future  Billckin  and  Hoosier, 
vacationing  with  our  Wolves  was 
a roaring  experience. 

The  start  of  our  expedition  did 
not  begin  in  promising  fashion. 
Not  only  did  dense  fog  cut  down 
driving  visibility,  but  the  team 
received  an  even  biggcrblow.  The 
Wolves  leading  shot  blocker  and 
rebounder,  6’5”  Chris  Harris,  re- 
ceived notice  minutes  from  enter- 
ing the  van  that  he  could  not  make 
the  trip  for  academic  reasons. 

it  of  my  initiation  package  \ 
more  of  a team-oriented  event. 
As  I sat  ever  so  harmlessly  letting 
my  just-devoured  Wendy’s  lunch 
settle,  I began  to  wonder  why  so 
many  of  the  guys  wanted  me  to  sit 
beside  them.  Then  it  became  ob- 
vious, only  it  also  became  loo  late 
to  act  on  my  suspiscion.  The  team 
sure  padded  their  slats  this  day.  It 
could  have  been  four,  five,  or  six 
rolls  of  athletic  tape  used  to  im- 
mobilize my  limbs  and  my  mouth. 
As  white  tape  became  my  attire 
for  the  day,  I realized  that  my 

Since,  Harris  has  been  declared  original  clothing  consisted  of, 
ineligible  for  the  duration  of  the  among  other  things,  shorts, 
season.  However.  Greg  Himler  OUCH  is  right.  They  escorted  me 
would  step  up  in  his  teammate’s  from  the  van  to  the  hotel  driveway 

as  if  they  were  panthers  showing 
off  their  prized  prey.  There  1 sat 
for  a few  minutes  until  enough 
passers-by  got  a good  laugh.  Next, 
I was  pul  on  display  in  the  hotel 

absence  to  makeHarris’  loss  seem 
less  detrimental. 

A team  averaging  6’4"  is  not 
meant  to  travel  (let  alone  virtually 
live)  in  a van  for  more  than  a few 

hours.  This  bunch,  as  did  I,  grew  lobby  for  all  employees  and  tc 

inevitably  accustomed  to  having 
seat  belts  lodged  where  no  seal 
belts  had  been  before.  We  trav- 
elled sixteen  painfully  cramped 
hours  before  making  our  first  stop 
for  the  night. 

As  the  team  practiced,  1 sat 
back  and  teamed  what  made  them 
champs  a year  ago  and  what  is 
putting  them  on  their  way  this 
year.  But  who  was  this  onlooker? 
1 was  neither  a coach  nor  a player, 
neither  a parent  nor  a trainer.  I 
was  a loner  amidst  a group  of 
gentle  giants  who  had  eaten, 
breathed,  and  lived  basketball  like 
it  were  the  oxygen  of  life.  Soak- 
ing in  all  that  made  a team  just 
that,  I almost  felt  I had  a place  in 
their  ever  sweat-filled  huddles. 

To  be  formally  introduced  to  a 
" group  or  organization 

a made  a picture 
on  some  young  lady’s  roll  of  film. 

Finally,  I rode  the  elevator  many 
a times  while  receiving  no  assis- 
tance from  anyone  in  my  valiant 
attempts  at  removing  my  garment- 
like clothing.  Even  Coach  John 
Jones  would  not  come  to  my  aid, 
for  the  Green  Bay  Packers  were  of 
more  importance.  Now  I felt  like 
1 deserved  a spot  on  the  bench. 
On  our  way  home,  the  unforseen 
took  place  - van  trouble  which 
turned  into  van  leaveage  thereage. 
The  thereage  happened  to  be  a 
town  just  outside  Mobile,  AL.  So, 
it  was  three  coaches,  1 1 players, 
and  one  sportswriter  left  to  jockey 
for  position  in  one  14  passenger 
van.  Did  1 mention  that  our  lug- 
gage fit  as  nicely  as  we  did?  For 
eight  long,  excrutiating  hours, ' 

often  times  fun.  My  initiation  had  used  arms,  knees  and  elbows  for 
two  components:  a first  hand  cn-  pillows.  Time  was  passed  by 
counter  with  the  waters  of  Daytona  Jonies’  war  stories  (Jonsie  was 

Beach  and  a tape  job  only  a never  in  a war  but  the  stories 

mummy  would  criticize.  Upon  seemed  realistic  enough  to  keep 
arriving  to  our  Daytona  Beach  us  interested  anyway)  or  by  my 
hotel, Treasure  Island,  lsobravely  commentary  that  only  Howard 

explored  the  sands  and  serf.  Little  Stem  and  Beavis  and  Bullhead 
did  I know  that  my  innocent,  Co-  would  applaud, 
lumbuslikccxplorationwouldend  Joliet  was  a welcome  sight 

in  overboard  syndrome.' 
Paul  Nondas  and  Haris 
Mujezinovic  saw  it  filling  to 
kindly  spare  me  the  salt  of  the 
ocean  for  the  chlorine  of  the  pool. 
Did  1 mention  that  the  water  this 
time  of  year,  even  in  the  Sunshine 
Slate,  is  pretty  cold? 

say  the  least.  No  more  vinyl  bums 
or  loss  of  limb  usage.  No  more 
Micky  D’s  or  Burger  King,  for  a 
few  days  at  least.  We  were  home 
and  glad  to  be.  It  was  fun  while  it 
lasted.  Fun  enough  to  stay  at  JJC 
for  another  year?  Not  exactly. 
But  thanks  anyway  guys. 

A forfeit,  nail-biting  victory, 
controversial  loss,  and  win  ver- 
sus a shooter  that  wasn’ t a maker. 
Such  was  the  content  of  the  games 
played  by  the  JJC  Wolves  Men’s 
basketball  team  on  their  tour  of 
the  southern  U.S.  Some  vacation 
to  say  the  least. 

The  team’s  first  lilt  was  to  be 
against  Mercer  University  (Geor- 
gia)junior-varsity.  However,  due 
to  Bears'  unawareness  of  JJC’s 
arrival,  the  victory  was  handed  to 
the  Wolves  by  a means  of  forfeit. 
The  next  three  games  would  not 
be  as  easy  for  Pat  Klinglcr’s  squad, 

In  the  first  game  of  The  Central 
FloridaCommunity  College  Nike 
Classic  in  Ocala,  FL,  JJC  was 
pitted  against  the  Saints  of  Sante 
FeC.C.  (Gainesville,  FL).  Trail- 
ing the  Saints  38-37  at 
the  half,  the  teams 
swapped  leads  repeat- 
edly the  rest  of  the  way. 

The  game  was  tied  at  79 
with  :04  seconds  re- 
maining when  Santa 
Fe’s  Greg  Harris  threw 
up  a buzzer-beater  trey 
that  fell  short.  Entering 
their  first  overtime  of 
the  season,  the  Wolves 
were  without  both  6’9” 

Haris  Mujezinovic  and 
Paul  Nondas  who  fouled 
out  in  regulation.  Trad- 
ing baskets  the  entire 
five  minutes,  the  game 
remained  lied  after  the 
first  OT at  95.  JJC  went 
on  to  win  in  double  OT 
106-101  behind  a game 
high  28  from  Jamail 
Pritchett.  In  the  absence 
of  academically  ineli- 
gible Chris  Harris,  G^g 
Himler  saw  his  first  ac- 
tion of  the  season  mus- 
tering up  14  points  and 
lOboards.  Craig Brunes 
tossed  in  19  along  with 
Nondas’  19  and  9 
boards.  Mujezinovic 
added  17  points  and  9 

The  following 
evening  the  Wolves  met 
the  host  C.F.C.C.  Patri- 
ots for  the  tournament 
championship.  Trailing 
32-29  with  :07  seconds 
remaining  in  the  first 
half,  freshman  point 
guard  Ty  Calderwood 
look  the  in-bounds  pass, 

Return  From  the 
Sunshine  State 

dribbled  inches  beyond  half  court 
and  buried  a three  point  prayer  to 
tie  the  game  at  32.  The  host  Pats 
kept  the  lead  for  much  of  the  sec- 
ond half.  Then  controversy  set  in. 
As  Coach  K sal  harmlessly  beside 
the  ref,  a fan  from  the  stands  y el  led 
an  obscenity  at  the  referee.  The 
thinking  he  said  what,  in  actual- 
ity, was  said  by  someone  in  the 
stands.  Already  with  one  techni- 
cal to  his  credit,  the  second  re- 
sulted in  automatic  ejection  with 
5:32  left  in  the  game.  To  say  Pat 
Klinglcr  was  beside  himself  is  an 
understatement.  Refusing  to  leave 
and  tossing  his  sports  coat  to  cen- 
tercourt  in  disbelief,  Klinglerand 
his  team  were  handed  a 62-55 

On  the  way  home,  the  Wolves 
made  a stop  in  Ina.IL  to  ^battle 
Rend  Lake  C.C.  To  borrow  some 

lines  fromDan  Patrick  of  ESPN’s 
Sportscenter  in  describing 
Pritchett  ‘‘You  couldn't  hope  to 
stop  him,  you  could  only  contain 
him.  He  was  ‘en  fuego’."  Be- 
hind Pritchett's  season  high  37 
points,  the  Wolves  upended  the 
host  Warriors  105-90. 
Mujezinovic  threw  in  22  while 
Brunes  added  14.  Rend  Lake’s 
Jo  Jo  Johnson  was  as  cold  as 
Pritchett  was  hot.  Shooting  32% 
(11-34)  from  the  field,  25%  (4- 
16)  from  three-point  range,  and 
53%  (10-19)  from  the  line, 
Johnson  sealed  his  own  Warriors 

JJC  is  14-2  (1-0  in  N4C).  Up- 
coming home  games  include  con- 
ference clashes  with  Moraine 
Valley  on  the  3 1 st,  a non-confer- 
ence match-up  versus  Truman 
College  on  the  26th.  Tip-off  is  at 
7 p.m.  in  Wills  Gymnasium. 

Above:  Dr. 
Lepanto  and 
Pietak  watch 
a Wolves 
home  game, 
well,  sort  of. 

Left:  Chris 
Harris  sets 
flight  for  a 
dunk  vs. 
Elgin  C.C. 

First  Year  Coaching  Woes  Continue  for  Wolves'  Johnson 


First  year  head  coaches  often 
have  much  hope  for  their  first 
season.  JJC  Lady  Wolves  Head 
Basketball  Coach  Tim  Johnson 
has  little  hope  left. 

A dismal  record  of  4-10  usu- 
ally speaks  for  itself.  However, 
that  record  does  not  come  close  to 
putting  into  perspective  the  '94- 
'95  season  for  Johnson  and  his 

Starting  in  late  August  and  fac- 
ing much  adversity,  Johnson  had 
thccards  stacked  against  him  from 
the  outset  “I  had  no  time  to  re- 
cruit, being  hired  in  late  August," 
says  Johnson,  "but  recruiting  for 
next  year  looks  promising.” 
Befallen  by  player  injury,  aca- 
demic ineligibility,  and  lack  of 
prioritizing,  Johnson  has  only 
eight  players  left.  5'  10"  fresh- 
man Lynn  Burton  has  been  lost 
for  the  year  with  a blown  out 

knee.  Misty  Humbert  has  also 
been  lost  to  injury,  while  Karen 
Anderson  and  Tawny  Punke  re- 
signed for  personal  reasons. 

Having  won  two  games  by  for- 
feit has  not  helped  the  squad  gain 
the  rhythm  they  now  desperately 
need.  "We  had  about  a week  and 
a half  layoff  in  late  December. 
Not  playing  for  that  long  and  hav- 
ing winsby  forfeits  has  not  helped 
our  focus,”  Johnson  notes. 

Having  faced  a lough  non-con- 

ference schedule  the  first  half  of 
the  season,  JJC’s  first  N4C  game 
was  a thrashing  by  Harper  Col- 
lege on  January  1 1 . "We  lost  by 
32  and  did  not  shoot  the  ball  well. 
Thusfar,  that  has  been  the  most 
disappointing  loss  this  season,” 
adds  Johnson.  "Right  now  we 
really  just  need  something  to  hap- 
pen in  our  favor." 

At  first,  Johnson  wondered  if 
the  team  conditioning  was  the 
problem.  "Then  I realized  that  we 

have  to  turn  it  up  a notch  from 
practice  to  games,"  he  said. 

Leading  the  way  for  the  Lady 
Wolves  is  5’  1 1"  freshman  Elaine 
Bagley  with  12.5  boards  and  1 1 
points  a game.  Megan  Sullivan 
and  Amy  Phillips  are  scoring  12.1 
and  9.2  ppg.  respectively. 

JJC  has  upcoming  home  games 
versus  Waubonsee  College  on 
the  28,  and  Moraine  Valley  on 
the  31.  Tip  off  is  at  5 p.m.  in 
Wills  Gymnasium. 

Volume  66  Issue  2 

Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper 

February  20, 1995 



At  Ihe  Jan.  23  meeting  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees,  JJC’s  College 
President,  Raymond  Pictak  an- 
nounced his  intention  to  retire.  The 
letter  he  submitted  to  the  board  stated 
his  retirement  Would  become  effec- 
tive June  30. 

Pietak  has  been  college  president 
since  May  of  ‘85,  the  longest  anyone 
has  held  the  position,  which  was  cre- 
ated in  1967. 

Pictak  stated,  “I  leave  knowing 
that  Joliet  Junior  College  is  an  out- 
standing institution  of  higher  educa- 
tion serving  the  needs  of  its  students 
and  the  community  at  large,  and  po- 
sitioned for  ihe  next  century.  My 
sincere  lhankss  to  everyone  who 
shared  and  supported  my  vision  of 
the  future  for  America’s  oldest  pub- 
lic community  college.  I am  also 
grateful  for  the  support  and  fellow- 
ship that  Ihe  community  hasextended 

During  his  time  here  at  the  col- 
lege, Pictak  has  focused  on  improv- 
ing student  learning, productivity  and 
accountability.  Many  new  state-of- 
the-art  technologies  have  been  added 
to  the  college’s  curriculum  to  pro- 
vide students  the  hands-on  experi- 
ence that  they  will  need  in  the  work- 

place. The  Learning  Resource  Cen- 
ter was  automated,  the  administra- 
tion and  business  office  computer 
system  was  upgraded,  and  ASSET 
testing  was  introduced.  Recently, 
interactive  distance  learning  courses 
were  also  introduced. 

JJC  also  opened  its  north  campus 
on  lime  and  began  the  construction  of 
the  new  Business  and  Technology 
Center  under  Pietak’s  leadership. 

"JJC  presented  many  professional 
challenges  to  Dr.  Pietak,"  said  Board 
Chairperson  Joyce  Heap.  “Through 
his  leadership  and  with  the  support  of 
the  Board,  the  college  has  advanced 
to  the  benefit  of  our  students  and  the 
community.  Educational  programs 
have  been  upgraded,  facilities  have 
been  improved,  und  wc  have  taken 
major  steps  forward  in  building  a 
positive  relationship  with  the  JJC  staff 
at  all  levels.  Dr.  Pietak  has  added  to 
my  professional  growth  as  a board 
member  and  chair.  1 will  miss  his 
guidance  and  friendship.” 

Pietak  has  served  on  community- 
based  boards  including  the  Joliet  City 
Center  Partnership  Board  for  Down- 
town Development,  the  Will  County 
Center  for  Economic  Development 
Board  and  the  Joliet  Region  Cham- 
ber ofCommerceBoardof  Directors. 
He  is  a member  of  the  Joliet  Rotary 


On  January  25th,  1995  at  12:00 
pmDr.BabaMaltai  (pictured  at  right) 
lectured  on  the  subject  of  Indian 
Spirituality.  Dr.  Mattai  has  studied 
Native  Americans  for  the  past  twenty 

The  lecture  presented  the  view  that 
Native  Americans  depend  on  their 
spiritual  values,  which  are  rooted  in 
the  supernatural,  to  live  their  lives. 

Dr.  Mattai  explained  Indian 
Spirituality  through  the  use  of  three 
strategies.  One,  by  giving  a brief 
account  of  religious  preferences  of 
Native  Americans  over  the  past  200 
years.  Two,  by  describing  the  nature 
of  some  religions  and  by  employing 
the  use  of  concepts  such  as  the 
supernatural,  man  a (an  impersonal 
power  believed  to  be  inherent  in  God), 
wakanfall  life),  and  the  cosmic  order. 
Last,  by  explaining  the  logic  behind 

Club  and  other  professional  organi- 

His  professional  activities  include 
service  as  the  president  of  the  Illinois 
Council  of  Presidents  and  chairman 
of  various  Council  committees.  He 
has  served  as  president  of  the  Na- 
tional CouncilforOccupational  Edu- 
cation, a Council  of  the  American 
Association  of  Community  Colleges. 
He  iscurrently  on  the  COMB  ASE(A 
Cooperative  for  the  Advancement  of 
Community-Based  Poslsecondary 
Education)  Board  of  Directors,  and 
the  Higher  Education  Advisory  Com- 
mittee to  Congressman  Harris  Fa  well. 
He  was  chairman  of  the  N4C  Athletic 
Conference  Board  of  Control  and 
served  for  five  years  on  the  Editorial 
Board  of  the  Journal  of  Studies  in 
Technical  Education. 

Prior  to  his  presidency  at  JJC,  Dr. 
Pictak  served  as  Provost  of  the  Com- 
munity CoUcgcof  Philadelphia,  presi- 
dent of  Southwestern  Michigan  Col- 


the  Indians’  ideaof  the  soul,  spirit  and 
ancestral  worship. 

Through  the  first  strategy  of 
religious  preferences.  Dr.  Mattai 
explained  that  some  religions  have 
adapted  to  their  encompassing 
environments  through  evolution. 
Some  have  stayed  the  same. 

In  addition  to  the  description  of 
certain  religions.  Ihe  topics  of  the 
essence  of  the  supernatural,  the  mold 
for  religious  expression , and  boundary 
placement  (such  as  giving  a name  to  a 
person  or  an  object)  were  discussed. 

The  area  explaining  the  spiritual 
soul  was  illustrated  by  one  of  the 
stories  of  Creation  and  through  the 
Indian  conception  that  God  made  the 
world  from  God's  body.  "God  is  in 
everylhingandineveryone."  Afurther 
explanation  of  God  is  that  everything 
led  into  worship. 

Dr.  Mattai  emphasized  that  Native 
Americans  do  not  prefer  the  phrase 
“Native  American".  They  would 


Dr.  Mattai  spoke  about  Indian 
Spirituality  January  25. 

pbolo  by  Kalhy  Krause 

rather  be  called  Indian. 

When  questioned  on  the  topic  of 
women’s  roles  in  religious 
ceremonies,  Dr.  Mattai  said  that  men 
and  women  have  clearly  defined  roles 
but  are  team  players.  Women 
perform  many  of  the  "behind  the 
scene"  tasks  in  cooperation  to  see 
the  total  event  come  together.  Each 
and  every  person  is  an  indispensable 
part  of  the  ceremony  whether 
performing  or  preparing.  This 
concept  of  cooperation  with  a total 
event  is  the  essence  of  the  functional 
family  and  the  Indian  way  of  life. 

e lamSscape  on  the  trails  on  JJC's  Main  Campu: 
are  filled  with  wildlife.  The  trails  are  beautiful  after  a 
snowfall,  and  are  expected  to  be  travelled  by  many 
students  this  spring. 

photo  by  Manias  Wikstrom 


Have  you  seen  Bambi  on  your  windshield  lately? 

Four  people  have  experienced  this  tragedy  on  campus  since 
late  October.  At  least  one  other  incident  has  occurred  within 
a mile  of  JJC  in  that  time  period. 

Although  nobody  was  hurt,  all  the  deer  were  cither  killed  by 
the  impact  of  the  vehicle  or  "put  down"  due  to  the  injuries  they 
suffered  from  these  accidents.  The  Animal  Control  Center  is 
called  to  the  scene  by  Campus  Police  tcnmdthe  deer’s  misery. 

According  to  Campus  Police,  each  accident  caused  more 
than  S1000  in  damage  to  the  vehicle  involved.  The  expense 
would  have  been  greater  if  the  speed  limil  on  campus  had  been 

There  have  always  been  deer  in  JJC’s  woods.  They  live 
there  due  to  the  good  food  and  water  supplies  as  well  as  the 
space.  The  problem  with  this  is  where  there  are  resources, 
there  is  reproduction.  In  the  past  20  years,  Ihe  deer  population 
has  shot  from  10-15  heads  to  well  over  100  in  many  different 
herds,  according  to  Lieutenant  Chuck  Kramer. 

The  rise  brings  many  problems  for  JJC  and  the  deer.  The 
deer  will  eventually  run  out  of  food  and  space.  This  will  cause 
the  animals  to  look  for  new  sources.  They  may  start  going 
through  school  windows  and  becoming  less  wary  on  the  road. 

These  factors  will  cause  injuries  to  both  the  deer  and 
humans  to  increase.  Also,  when  the  deer  become  more 
aggressive,  they  cause  the  extent  of  the  damage  to  increase. 
This  means  that  the  cost  of  the  cars  will  go  up. 

At  present , nothing  is  being  done  to  control  the  population 
of  the  herds.  The  campus  is  state  propertys  so  the  state  must 
decide  if  anything  must  be  done  to  restrict  the  growth  of  the 
animals.  There  are  various  ways  to  do  this,  according  to 

Many  programs  invite  hunters  to  the  grounds  for  a certain 
length  of  lime  to  kill  a pre-picked  number  of  deer  each  year  to 
keep  the  herds’  numbers  at  a certain  point.  Though  this  may 
not  be  the  best  plan  for  JJC  due  to  the  number  of  people  on 
campus,  an  alternate  program  could  be  considered. 

The  prime  time  for  deer  to  be  running  and  searching  for  food 
is  during  the  fall  and  late  winter.  This  makes  accidentally 
hitting  one  of  these  animals  much  more  likely.  During  these 
times,  be  sure  to  watch  out  for  deer  and  other  animals  along  the 

Preserve  the  Environment.  Recycle  Newspaper. 

Blazer  2 

February  20, 1995 

IN  THE  U.S. 


Contributing  Writer 
“De  ma  nu,”  Mrs.  Dang  says 
to  herein  as  they  file  into  their 
seats.  Students  who  are  familiar 
with  the  language  answer,  “Pretty 
good,  can't  complain."  If  any  one 
ever  had  a right  to  complain  it 
would  be  Yen-Phi  Dang  herself. 
It  required  a 13-month  ordeal, 
and  an  escape  from  Vietnam  to 
find  freedom  in  America,  Dang 
now  teaches  math  at  Joliet  Junior 

Dang,  a Vietnamese-bom 
Chinese,  escaped  from  the  Asian 
nation  when  she  was  only  1 3 years 
old.  She  has  overcome  obstacles 
that  would  devastate  most  people. 
In  1979,  Dang  and  300  others 
squeezed  themselves  into  a boat 
about  (he  size  of  a Greyhound 
bus.  During  their  journey  to 
America,  the  boat  was  seized  by 
pirates  a total  of  22  limes.  “I 
thought  we  were  going  to  die  on 
that  boat,”  Dang  recalls.  “In  fact, 
56  people  did  die.  Mostly  young 
children  and  old  people." 

After  17  days  on  the  sea,  the 
group  finally  arrived  in  Malaysia, 
where  they  hoped  they  would  be 
sent  to  a United  Nations  refugee 
camp.  No  such  luck — Malaysian 
officials  refused  to  move  the group 
to  the  UN.  camp  without  some 
sort  of  payment  But,  as  Dang 
says,  “After  you  meet  the  pirates 
22  times,  you  don'  thave  anything 
left  to  give."  So  they  were  kicked 
off  the  island  and  sent  to  Indone- 
sia, where  they  were  only  given 
one  can  of  cooked  rice  per  person , 
per  day , and  two  eggs  for  an  entire 

Finally  on  August  20, 1980, 
Dang  made  it  to  the  United  States, 

but  her  struggle  was  far  from 
over.  Dang,  who  could  only  say 
“hello",and  “thank  you"  when 
she  arrived  in  the  U.S.,  had  to 
finish  high  school  and  then  go 
on  to  college.  In  roughly  nine 
years  after  landing  in  America, 
Dang  received  a master’s  de- 
greefrom  theUniversity  ofMin- 
nesota.  Her  life  in  the  refugee 
camp  taughther  something  about 
intestinal  fortitude  and  a strong 
work  ethic,  which  she  tries  to 
pass  along  to  her  students. 

“There  is  no  free  lunch  in 
(hiscountry.  If  you  want  to  have 
a good  career — you  must  have 
a good  education,"  Dang  con- 
stantly reminds  students.  Most 
of  the  pupils  in  Dang’s  class 
seem  to  be  in  awe  of  her.  It’s 
hard,  especially  for  younger 
Americans,  to  imagine  the  hard- 
ships Danghas  endured.  Jeanette 
Pifer  once  asked  Dang,  “How 
could  you  have  survived  all  of 
these  terrible  things  and  still  ha  ve 
a positive  outlook  on  life?"  Dang 
replied,  “When  you  have  to,  you 

Dang’s  philosophy  about 
life  is,  “Complaining  does  not 
do  any  good.  The  golden  moun- 
tain, which  my  family  calls 
America,  workhard  and  achieve 
your  goals.” 

Dang's  students  walk  out 
of  the  classroom  trying  to  com- 
prehend a formula  to  an  algebra 
problem,  but  they  will  never  for- 
get her  formula  for  life.  Joliet 
Junior  College  has  an  excellent 
math  teacher  as  well  as  a spokes- 
woman for  the  school  because  if 
anyone  knows  about  “reaching 
for  the  promise  of  tomorrow”, 

Yen-Phi  Dang. 

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Get  involved  at  JJC!  Run  for  the  office  of  Student 
Trustee,  the  student  representative  on  the  Board  of 
Trustees,  the  governing  body  of  JJC. 

If  you  would  like  more  information  regarding 
the  position,  stop  by  the  Office  of  Student  Services 
and  Activities  H-1001, 

Petitions  for  the  Office  of  Student  Trustee  may 
be  filed  from  February  6 through  February  20, 

FEB  20  Last  day  to  file  election  petition 
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APR  10  Swearing  in  at  April  board  meeting 

Yen-Phi  Dang  escaped  fromVietnam  when  she  was  only 
thirteen.  She  now  can  be  found  teaching  math  at  Joliet  Junior 

pliolo  by  Kathy  Krause 



As  I take  on  the  vast  responsibility  of  Editor-in-Chief,  I look  to 
what  I can  do  for  the  Blazer.  I want  to  make  the  Blazer  a student- 
oriented  paper,  with  a keen  eye  on  student  opinion  and  activities. 
With  the  help  of  my  supportive  staff,  I hope  to  publish  a unique  and 
successful  publication.  I urge  my  responsive  reading  public  to  take 
an  active  part  in  the  success  of  the  Blazer. 

As  far  as  the  dependability  of  publication,  I apologize  for  the 
inconsistency.  The  Blazer  has  undergone  many  changes  this  semes- 
ter. I struggled  with  learning  the  computer  program  to  make  the 
layouts  for  this  paper,  but,  luckily,  PageMaker  was  made  a little 
easier  by  the  book  PageM aker  5 For  Macs  For  Dummies.  I am  happy 
to  announce  that,  after  many  excruciating  hours  of  courting  that 
book,  I am  no  longer  a "dummie". 

I would  like  to  thank  John  Wiclgat,  a former  editor  of  the  Blazer, 
for  taking  lime  out  of  his  busy  schedule  to  give  me  hands-on 
instruction  with  PageMaker.  He  did  an  expansive  amount  of  work 
on  this  issue,  and  not  just  on  his  Entertainment  page.  John's 
assistance  is  greatly  appreciated!  I don't  really  want  to  know  where 
I or  the  Blazer  would  be  without  him. 

Another  character  (and  that's  just  what  he  is)  I'd  like  to  mention 
my  thanks  to  is  Scott  Dcininger.  1 appreciate  his  accomplislunents 
for  the  Blazer  and  the  entire  athletics  program  at  JJC.  His  ideas  for 
the  paper  have  not  gone  unnoticed,  cither.  THANKS! 

John  Stobart,  my  advisor,  has  been  extremely  helpful  with 
getting  story  ideas  and  recruiting  staff  members.  HLs  patience  and 
reassurance  arc  valued  highly.  I'd  like  to  thank  him  personally  and 
for  the  Blazer  staff  for  his  constancy  with  the  Blazer. 

Next  I would  like  to  introduce  my  News  Editor,  Nicole  Bymside. 
She  recently  took  on  this  position  without  really  knowing  what  the 
responsibilities  are.  Nikki  has  been  hard-working  and  persistently 
appearing  in  the  Blazer  office,  and  I am  very  glad  to  know  we  haven't 
scared  her  off , yet  (she  fils  in  nicely).  Thank  you  for  stepping  up  and 
helping  the  Blazer  when  we  were  near  a crisis  situation. 

I've  changed  our  meeting  times  to  Tuesdays  at  12:30pm  at  the 
Blazer  office  (G-1009).  Anyone  is  welcome  to  attend.  I want  the 
Blazer  to  be  the  best  ever,  as  I'm  certain  my  readers  do,  too. 

I am  happy  to  assume  the  responsibilities  of  Edilor-in-Chief.  I 
accept  it  as  my  duty  to  the  Blazer  and  Joliet  Junior  College. 


editorial  board 

Beverly  Bell 

News  Editor 
Nicole  Bymside 

Sports  Editor 
Scott  Deininger 

Ent.  and  Features  Editor 
John  Wielgat 

Faculty  Sponsor 
John  Stobart 

Contributing  Writers 
and  Staff 

Beverly  Bell  Nicole  Ferguson 

Tracy  Brown  Annette  Olson 

Scott  Dcininger  James  Sherbrook 

Dave  Dwyer  David  Weese 

John  Wielgat 


Ross  Ethridge 
Kathy  Krause 

chief  photographer 
Mattias  Wikstrom 


Michael  Fletcher  Michael  Foster 
Nikki  Marshall 

Mission  Statement 
The  JJC  Blazer  exists  to  inform 
the  campus  of  news  and  activi- 
ties, with  accuracy,  that  are  of 
revelance  and  interest. 
Submitting  Articles 
All  JJC  students,  faculty,  and 
administration  are  encouraged 
to  submit  articles,  information, 
or  letters  to  the  Blazer.  Articles 
may  be  submitted  at  G-1009. 

Remember,  you  do  not  have 
to  be  a journalism  major  to  be 
part  of  the  Blazer. 

Write  the  Blazer  at: 

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The  opinions  expressed  in  the 
Blazer  do  not  necessarily  reflect 
the  views  of  the  faculty,  admin- 
istration, student  body,  or  the 
entire  Blazer  staff.  The  Blazer  is 
used  as  d "voice  of  the  campus" 
and  the  ideas  expressed  are  in- 
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Blazer  3 

February  20, 1994 



If  you  tense  up  in  the  parking  combatting  crime, 
lots  at  night,  or  if  you  arenervous  These  statistics  are  taken  from 

leavingyourdoorsunlocked,you  Campus  Information:  Traffic  and 
are  obviously  a cautious  person.  Parking  Regulations  and  Crime 
Although  society  has  its  misfits  Statistics.  When  the  stats  from 
and  criminals,  Joliet  Junior  1994  are  tabulated,  they  will  be 
College  is  successfully  printed  in  the  annual  issue. 





Forcible  Sex  Offenses 


Non-Forcible  Sex  Offenses 


Aggravated  Assault 




Burglary  - Forcible 


Burglary  - Non-Forcible 


Motor  Vehicle  Theft 


Liquor  Law  Violations 


Drug  Abuse  Violations 


Weapons  Violations 




Often  a student; will  cpm- 
ment  about  the  police  force 
on  JJC'S  campus:  He  or  she 
will  wonder  what  and  who 
theCampusPoliceare.  Itook 
on  this  assignment  to  satisfy 
mycuriosity,and  bring  JJC's 
Campus  Police  closer  to  the 

In  an  interview  with 
Chief  Jerry  Zeborowski,  he 
commented,  "Every  student 
and  employee  has  a right  to 
know  what  goes  on  here  at 
JJC."  In  the  annual  Campus 
Information:  Traffic  and 
Parking  Regulations  and 
ersare  introduced  tothecam- 
pus,  the  Police  Department 
functions  and  services,  secu- 
rity and  crime  prevention 
programs.  On  page  9,  all  JJC 
Main  Campus  crime  statis- 
tics are  listed  for  1991  to  1993. 
The  Renaissance  Center  and 
North  Campus  crime  statis- 
tics are  listed  on  pages  13  and 
17,  respectively. 

Zeborowski  came  to 
Joliet  Junior  College  June  1, 
1983,  as  Chief  of  the  Depart- 
ment Working  under  him  is 
Leiutenant  Chuck  Kramer, 
then  Sargeant  Geri 
Farrington.  Patrolmen  are 
next  in  line  (like  our  famous 
Ziggy).  Student  workers  are 
hired  as  campus  escorts,  and 
others  are  hired  for  comput- 

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erization  and  surveillance. 

Last  fall,  the  JJC  Main 
Campus  Police  Force  moved 
into  the  Main  Building-G  from 
the  temporary  building  pear 
A-parkirig  lot'  The  depart- 
ment offices  were  in  the  tem- 
porary buildings  from  1986- 
1994.  The  move  helped  to 
make  the  department  more 
brought  the  patrolmen 
through  the  college  more  fre- 

Chief  Zeborowski  has  a 
few  improvements  in  mind 
for  the  Department  He  plans 
to  hire  a full-time  officer  in 
charge  of  community-ori- 
ented programs.  This  particu- 
larofficerwill  need  to  be  hired 
by  April  to  start  his/her  400 
hours  of  training.  Next  fall, 
students  can  expect  to  see  this 
new  officer  on  the  campus. 

Also,  an  interesting  addi- 
tion is  planned  for  the  JJC  Cam- 
pus Police  Department.  A bi- 
cycle patrol  has  been  proposed 
for  the  Main  Campus.  Feasi- 
bility studies  are  being  done 
on  this  idea,  and  the  Board  is 
expected  to  uncover  this  pa- 
trol for  the  next  fiscal  year 
(starting  July  1,  1995). 
Zeborowski  hopes  to  "make 
some  progress  with  these 

Chief  Zeborowski  is  tak- 
ing  measures  tocons  fan  tly  im- 
prove and  publicize  the  Cam- 
pus Police  Force.  JJC  students 
can  find  out  more  about  Cam- 
pus Police  in  Campus  Infor- 
mation: Traffic  and  Parking 
Regulations  and  Crime  Statis- 
tics or  read  more  articles  about 
the  happenings  with  the  JJC 
Police  Department  in  the 


Forcible  Sex  Offenses 
Non-Forcible  Sex  Offenses 
Aggravated  Assault 

Motor  Vehicle  Theft 
Liquor  Law  Violations 
Drug  Abuse  Violations 
Weapons  Violations 


Forcible  Sex  Offenses 
Non-Forcible  Sex  Offenses 
Aggravated  Assault 

Motor  Vehicle  Theft 
Liquor  Law  Violations 
Drug  Abuse  Violations 
Weapons  Violations 


It  has  been  brought  to  the  attention  of  the 

that  verbal  abuse,  gambling,  and  rowdiness 
are  becoming  commonplace  on  the  bridge- - 
much  worse  than  in  the  recent  past . 
These  reports  disturb  us. 

We  would  like  to  hear  of  your  experiences 
; ftnd  attitudes 

'towards  this  problem,  with  hopes 






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February  20, 1994 




Contributing  Writer 

Four  students  were  in 
attendance  with  the  usual  3 
administrators  at  President 
Pietak's  Open  Forumon  February 

Topics  discussed  at  the  forum 
were  the  need  for  special  reserved- 
parking  for  visitors  attending 
meetings  or  making  bookstore 
purchases.  They  discussed  the 
possibility  of  erecting  a “Danger” 
sign  near  the  creek,  as  some 
students  have  ventured  out  on  the 
unsafeicc.  The  bell  tollsregularly, 
and  is  a nice  touch  for  the  campus. 
It  has  been  suggested  that  it  is 
often  unnoticed.  The  bell  tower 
has  a historic  significance,  and 
students  should  be  made  aware  of 

The  future  of  our  school 
newspaper.  Blazer,  was 

discussed.  This  semester,  there 
are  few  reliable  writers  who 
participate  regularly , and  only  one 
of  them  is  a journalism  major. 
The  editor  has  already  resigned, 

has  been  published.  Federal  work 
study  programs  are  limited  to  20 
hours  per  week,  often 

necessitating  off-campus 

employment  for  added  income. 

Blazer  Sports  Editor,  Scott 
Dcininger  maintained  that  school 
newspaper  experience  is  well- 
received  on  a job- seeking  resu  me. 
Balancing  school,  jobs  and 
homework  requ  ires  discipline,  but 
can  be  accomplished. 

Also,  inquiries  have  been  made 
regarding  the  bridge  fireplace.  It 
appears  to  be  inoperable,  and,  for 
safety  purposes,  is  wise  to  enjoy 
it  solely  for  it's  aesthetic  value, 
although  some  students  want  to 
light  it. 

In  addition,  some  teachers  have 
been  unavailable  during  given 
office  hours.  A note  explaining 
absences  would  be  helpful,  and 
students  should  arrange  meetings 
in  advance. 

Finally,  Phil  Kittleson,  a first- 
year  student  and  JJC  Senate 
alternate,  is  a citizen  of  Bolivia 
and  a son  of  American 
Missionaries.  Phil  praised  the 
excellent  JJC  teachers.  He  plans 
to  enter  his  country’s  political 
scene  in  1997. 

Why  not  join  the  crowd  at  the 
next  Open  Forum,  Wed.  March  1 , 
9am,  in  the  board  room  (J-2026)? 
Bring  your  ideas  for  the 
betterment  of  JJC  and  any 

Anyone  who  is  interested  in 
receiving  a designated  driver  card 
that  entitles  bearer  to  free  sofi 
drinks  at  local  establishments  stop 
by  the  Alternatives  office  in  F- 
1009  to  receive  your  laminated 
card.  If  you  have  any  questions 
about  this  program  stop  by  F- 
1009  and  talk  to  Francine  or 
Mindy  or  call  ext.  2636. 

A Nursing  Job  Fair  will  be  held 
on  Monday,  March  6, 1995,  from 
10  am  to  1pm.  Representatives 
from  approximately  15  area 
hospitals  and  medical  centers  will 

be  on  campus  to  discuss  job 
opportunities.  All  arc  invited  to 

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A general  job  fair  will  be  held  on 
Wednesday,  March  8, 1995,  from 
10am  to  1pm.  Representatives 
from  approximately  45 
companies  will  be  present. 
Interested  individuals  should 
bring  several  copies  of  their 
resumes  with  them  to  the  Job  Fair. 

Items  are  needed  for  a JJC  student 
and  family  who  recently  suffered 
the  tragedy  of  a house  fire. 
Household  items  and  clothes  are 
being  collected  for  this 
unfortunate  family.  Please  drop 
off  any  items  at  the  Office  of 
Student  Services  and  Activities, 

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In  the  deepest  roots  of  our 
American  heritage  lie  millions  of 
African/American  citizens.  From 
the  pre-Civil  War  days  to  the 
present,  the  past  of  Afro- 
Americans  is  rich  with  history. 

On  January  13,  at  12pm,  the 
Martin  Luther  King  Convocation 
was  held  in  memory  of  King.  His 
life  was  narrated  by  the  character 
Alberta  Williams  King,  his 
mother.  The  audience  in  JJC’s 
Theatre  was  asked  to  join  in  the 
spirited  Gospel  songs,  and  a 
widespread  reaction  was  had. 
King’s  life  was  full  of  music. 
Church  and  family.  On  June  18, 

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whom  he  met  at  Boston  College. 

During  this  presentation,  Rosa 
Parks  narrated  the  scene  where 
she  rode  in  the  front  of  the  bus  on 
Dec.  15, 1955.  Theslrikingrcalily 
was  portrayed  like  never  before 
when  she  was  arrested  in 
Montgomery,  Alabama. 

On  August  28,  1963,  a 
nationwide  civil  rights  march  was 
held  at  Washington,  D.C.  King 
was  quoted,  “We  have  seen  the 

power  of  non-violence.”  In 
Stockholm,  1964,  Marlin  Luther 
King  was  awarded  the  Nobel 
Peace  Prize. 

In  April.  1968,  King  was 

February  is  Black  History 
Month.  All  U.S.  citizens  are 
encouraged  to  search  their  origins, 
especially  tracing  roots  to  Black 
ancestors.  Around  the  campus , 
students  will  find  examples  of 
notable  Afro-Americans. 




• EARN  $7.00  AN  HOUR 






Shift*  Available  (Monday-Frlday) 

Sunrise  5:00  ajn.  to  10:00  a.m. 

MldOay  12:00  p.m.  to  4:30  p.m. 

Twilight  5:00  p.m.  to  10:00  pjn. 

Night  12:00  a.m.  to  5:00  a.m. 


• You  must  be  18  years  or  older 

• You  must  be  able  to  provide  you r 
own  transportation 

• You  must  be  able  to  work  e 
manual  labor  Job 

February  20, 1994 

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February  20, 1995 



Van  Halen 

Warner  Bro.  Records 

One  of  the  most  prominent 
bands  of  the  80’s  is  Crying  to  be- 
come one  of  the  premier  groups 
of  the  world  in  the  90's.  Van 
Halen  with  its  latest  release  Bal- 
ance has  both  gained  and  lost  a 
considerable  amount. 

As  for  the  loss,  the  only  aspect 
that  is  evident  is  their  appear- 
ance. A goaleed  and  trimmed 
Eddie  Van  Halen  along  with  short- 
haired  S ammy  Hagar  has  brought 
this  band  a new  look. 

However, along  with  the  new 

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Charlie  Stewart  and 
Comet  Country 

(j  Contributing  Writer 

Following  closely  in  the 
boolsteps  of  Nashville’s  biggest 
names  come  Charlie  Stewart  and 
Comet  Country.  Local  music  lov- 
ers traditionally  flock  to  Chicago 
for  its  downtown  sounds,  but  they 
are  heading  now  to  the  suburbs 
for  a down-home  feel. 

Favo  rites  on  the  local  radio. 
Comet  Country  havejust  released 
their  first  album,  a self-titled  ef- 
fort. The  eight  original  songs  on 
the  new  release  highlight  the 
songwriting  skills  of  Braidwood’s 
Charlie  Stewart.  Fromcountry  to 
blues,  the  album  is  a showcase  of 
talent.  Backed  by  a strong  rhythm 
section  comprised  of  bassist  Da  vc 
Craig,  drummer  Greg  Volta  and 
rhythm  guitarist  Greg  Ferguson, 
and  aided  by  the  stellar  lead  work 
of  guitarist  Tom  Johnson, 
Stewart's  songs  rival  the  best  that 

New  Look,  Same  Success 

Van  Halen's  New  Release 
Provides  a Perfect  Balance 

Requiem  For  The  Reich 

look  is  a new  sound  and,  indeed,  a 
perfect  balance.  - More  exposure 
has  been  given  to  Michael  An- 
thony, quite  possibly  the  best  bass- 
ist in  the  land.  His  bass  kicks  off 
a new  hit  and  first  release  "Don’t 
Tell  Me  (What  Love  Can  Do)." 

The  real  surprise  of  the  album 
is  the  three  instrumentals  with  only 
twelve  tracks.  For  those  that  have 
been  fortunate  to  see  VH  live,  this 
is  something  the  fans  have  been 
waiting  for.  “Strung  Out”  is  a 
failure  and  waste  of  album  space, 
but  the  back-to-back  solos  of 
“Doin’  Time"  and 
“Baluchilherium”  are  some  of  the 
best  sounding  instrumentals  to  be 
included  on  an  album. 

Besides  the  instrumentals,  the 
other  success  of  the  album  is 
Sammy  Hagar.  Hagar  has  finally 
sealed  former  lead-singer,  David 
Lee  Roth’s,  coffin.  Hagar  shows 
that  vocal  talent  surpasses  sex- 

appeal.  With  VH’s  second  re- 
lease “Can’t  Stop  Lovin'  You," 
Hagar  succeeds  far  past  the  limits 
that  Roth  could. 

Undoubtedly  the  best  guitarist 
among  rockers,  Eddie  Van  Halen, 
produces  more  of  the  same.  He 
sets  down  his  guitar,  though,  to 
assist  on  the  masterpiece  “Not 
Enough"  with  the  piano.  This 
ballad  could  do  for  Halen  what 
“November  Rain"  did  for  Guns 
N’  Roses,  put  them  on  a higher 

Musically  and  vocally  strong 
throughout.  Balance  is  another 
giant  for  these  guys.  Many  vet- 
eran rockers  such  as  Aerosmilh 
and  ZZ  Top  have  been  suscep- 
tible to  falling  into  a trap  of  re- 
leasing new  albums  with  identi- 
cal sounds.  Their  fans  hope  that 
VH  continues  to  release  new 
material  with  new  sounds,  even  if 
the  inspiration  requires  an  occa- 
sional haircut.  B+ 

Promised  Land 
EMI  Records 

Much  to  my  amazement,  an 
old  friend  has  let  me  down.  I 
remember  a time  I rode  the  sub- 
ways of  Boston,  MA  listening  i 

of  the  second  album  The  Warn- 
ing. Then  the  band  released  Rage 
For  Order  and  rose  in  popularity 
among  heavy  metal  listeners. 
Operation  Mind  Crime  brought 
fame  and  success  to  Queensryche. 
Then,  Queensryche  built  upon 
their  Empire  and  added  even 
more  technical-presel-compuler- 
generated  sound  effects  to  their 
music  to  emerge  with  their  latest 
creation  Promised  Land. 

My  two  complaints  and  dis- 
likes for  this  latest  album  are  luck 
of  musical  creativity  and  distri- 
bution of  depression.  To  begin, 
each  song  on  this  album  is  not 
typical  Queensryche  song  mate- 
rial. Many  sound  effects  take 
place  of  musical  notes  and  song 
fluency.  Geoff  Tate’s  lyric  place- 
ment und  harmonies  within  the 

“My  Empty  Room"  and  "Eyes  of  songs  seem  somehow  textbook- 
Stranger"  off  of  maybe  one  of  generated.  This  album  has  r 

Stars  Shine  in  Comet  Country 

Nashville  has  to  offer.  In  addition 
toStewart's  own  traditional  coun- 
try endeavours,  the  album  offers 
some  unique  songs  which  high- 
light bits  of  local  history  and  lore. 
Fans  with  sweet-looths  will  find 
“G-Shafi"  particularly  appealing. 
The  song  tells  the  story  of  the 
local  confectionary  delight’s 
tragic  birth;  this  is  one  history 
lesson  that  really  rocks!  Also 
included  on  Charlie  Stewart  and 
Comet  Country  is  “Wilmington 
Day,”  a musical  journey  through 
our  neighbouring  burgh  to  the 

Listeners  of  Joliet’s  WCCQ 
(98.3  FM)  will  recognise  the 
band’s  work.  Comet  Country  is  a 
staple  of  the  weekly 
"Chicagoland’s  Best  Country" 
program,  broadcast  Sunday  morn- 
ings from  9-IOa.m.  Among  the 
selections  featured  weekly  are 
"Even  My  Truck  Is  Blue."  “Let's 
Put  Some  Fun  Back  In  Our  Life," 
and  "I  Want  a Love  I Can  Dance 
To."  In  addition  to  their  weekly 
appearances  on  "Chicagoland's 
Best  Country,"  Charlie  Stewart 
and  Comet  Country  recently  swept 
the  Chicagoland  Country  Chal- 
lenge, a WCCQ  contest  in  which 
local  bands  were  pitted  against 
each  other  and  the  winners  were 
decided  by  phone-in  votes.  It  was 
a Comet  Country  victory  by  a 

landslide,  proving  that  the  band 
is  one  of  the  hottest  acts  on  the 
local  music  scene. 

Consistent  finalists  in  the  an- 
nual Coca-Cola  Country  Show- 
down, Charlie  Stewart  and  Comet 
Country  have  proven  to  be  true 
crowd  pleasers.  Wherever  the 
venue.  Comet  Country  is  always 
a favourite  with 
line  dancers  and 
boot-scooters.  Fol- 
lowing is  a list  of 
Charlie  Stewart 
and  Comet 
Country’s  upcom- 
ing appearances  to 

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the  greatest  concept  albums  ever 
written.  Operation  Mind  Crime  . 
I habitually  ran  miles  nightly 
along  deserted  sugar  cane  farm 
paths  on  Okinawa,  Japan  scream- 
ing with  Geoff  Tate  the  chorus  to 
“Walk  in  the  Shadows”  from/toge 
For  Order.  Now,  Queensryche 
has  released  a sixth  album,  Prom- 
ised Land , and  I wished  they  did 

musical  soul  to  it  whatsoever.  It 
depresses  me  to  listen  to  the  pain 
this  man  sings  of.  That  focus 
slowly  began  in  Operation  Mind 
Crime  and  continued  with  Em- 
pire. Now,  Tate  has  immersed 
himself  in  an  entire  albumofpain 
called  Promised  Land.  As  for 
misery,  one  must  work  diligently, 
for  the  path  to  happiness  is  much 
easier.  If  depression  is  desired,  I 
suggest  the  purchase  of  this  new 
tool  to  be  added  to  the  tool  box  of 

their  self  titled  album. ‘The  Lady  misery.  As  for  myself,  I o 

Wore  Black"  hit  on  the  record 
charts  allowing  the  progression 

every  Queensryche  album,  but  the 
latest  is  for  sale.  Any  offers? 

Adam  Sandler 

Billy  Madison 

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Blazer  7 

February  20, 1995 



Of  all  the  graphing  calculators 
used,  the  Texas  Instruments  TI- 
85  is  the  one  most  used  in  the 
classroom.  Florence  Chambers, 
Mathematics  instructor  at  JJC, 
recently  wrote  a textbook  to  as- 
sist in  helping  the  student  use  the 
TI-85.  This  calculator  is  com- 
plex but  is  simplified  by  this  book. 

Last  February,  Chambers 
thought  of  writing  a manual  for 
the  TI-85.  “Our  department  de- 
cided to  use  calculators  for  the 
Fall  1994  Math  170  and  171 
classes,”  she  stated.  Chambers 
main  focus  was  to  help  the  stu- 
dents leant  the  functions  of  the 
graphing  calculator,  which  in  turn 
would  make  the  teacher’s  job 
easier  and  the  student's  learning 
more  complete.  Although  the 
Math  Department  provided  work- 
shops for  students  last  Spring, 
Florence  Chambers  “wanted  to 
give  the  students  a better  under- 
standing of  the  calculator." 

The  book  was  completed  last 

October,  with  much  help  from 
Mr.  Chambers.  Entitled  Master- 
ing the  TI-85: Your  Personal 

Tutor,  it  was  printed  January  1995. 

The  TI-85,  being  newer  and 
more  powerful  than  its  competi- 
tors, seemed  the  perfect  choice 
for  the  classroom  and  Chambers’ 

Your  Personal  Tutor  gives  the 
reader  the  basics  about  the  graph- 
ing calculator,  and  then  helps  the 
reader  understand  the  capabili- 
ties and  functions  of  the  calcula- 

Florence  Chambers  is  very 
proudofheraccomplishment.  Her 
focus  of  style  brought  the  reader  a 
feeling  he/she  was  being  taught 
by  an  instructor  how  to  use  the 
complex  calculator.  Although 
Chambers  understands  “imple- 
menting new  technology  takes 
time”,  her  book  is  currently  being 
used  to  make  the  experience  with 
the  calculator  better  and  easier 
than  before. 

Mastering  the  TI-85:  YourPer- 
sonal  Tutor  can  be  found  in  the 
JJC  Bookstore  and  area  colleges. 




Contributing  Writer 

“There’s  always  room  for 
improvement,"  said  reference 
librarian  Barbara  Wilson  of  the 
JJC  Learning  Resource  Center. 
“Wc  may  not  be  where  we’d  like 
to  be,  but  we’re  getting  there." 

The  LRC,  which  contains  more 
than  70,000  books  and  more  than 
500  periodicals,  has  made 
significant  improvements. 

“We’ve  been  trying  to  build 
our  collection  to  better  reflect  the 
curriculum,"  said  Wilson.  “In  the 
past,  that  wasn't  always  the  case 
and  the  library  did  suffer  some 
neglect.  But  the  school  is 
spending  more  money  on  the 
library,  which  will  continue  to 

In  the  last  four  years  alone,  the 
LRC  has  discarded  the  archaic 
manual  system  of  the  past  for  the 
efficiency  of  computers. 
According  to  Wilson,  automation 
is  the  way  of  the  future  and  even 
today  the  computers  have  added 
as  entire  new  dimension  to  the 

She  thinks  that  the  true  potential 
for  computers  in  education  has 
only  partly  been  realized.  Her 
observations  also  include  the  need 
for  more  automation,  calling  steps 
already  made  by  JJC  “steps  in  the 
right  direction.”  She  can  also 
envision  future  students  having 
the  ability  to  print  fromacomputer 
the  entire  body  of  an  article  from 
a newspaper  or  magazine,  using 
an  innovation  called  "full  text." 

Some  area  schools,  including  New 
Lenox  Lincoln-Way  High  School 
are  already  using  such  a system. 

“With  the  introduction  of  the 
computer,  libraries  can  now  better 
serve  the  needs  of  their  patrons," 
said  Wilson.  'Teople,  I think, 
don’t  always  see  the  library  as  a 
resource  and  don’t  always  realize 
the  benefits  libraries  bring.  In  a 
practical  sense,  students  do 
research  for  theirclasses  and  much 
of  what  they  need  is  right  here 
and  that  saves  a great  deal  of 

Despite  the  embrace  of 
computer  technology  by  many 
libraries,  the  book  shelf  will 
probably  always  remain  as  the 
main  source  of  information  to 
students.  Although  the  Dewey 
Decimal  Systemof  cataloguing  is 
relatively  simple,  many  students 
encounter  problems  locating 
materials.  According  to  Wilson, 
she  understands  the  leve  of 
frustration  of  not  finding  what  is 
needed  for  research.  Because  of 
this,  it  seems  librarians  will  never 
outgrow  their  usefulness. 

But  what  makes  a good 
librarian?  According  to  Wilson, 
who  has  been  in  the  field  for  16 
years,  a good  librarian  is  curious 
and  interested  in  many  things. 

“Because  so  much  of  your  time 
is  spent  dealing  with  people,  you 
have  a certain  empathy  to  their 
needs  and  concerns,"  she  said. 
‘There  is  jus  t so  much  knowledge 
right  at  everyone’s  disposal  here, 
as  well  as  just  the  pleasure  of 
reading.  Knowledge  enlarges 
everyone  as  a person." 



The  Wolves,  23-3  (8-1  in 
N4C),  opened  conference  play 
on  January  10  at  Harper  Col- 
lege. Playing  a Hawks'  team 
that  had  not  won  a conference 
game  in  over  two  years,  JJC 
grounded  thebirdsof  prey  106- 
64.  Showcasing  all  10  players 
in  the  scorebook,  the  Wolves 
were  led  by  Jamail  Pritchett's 
24  on&-8  from  thecharity  stripe. 
Seeing  his  first  start  of  the  year, 
sophomore  Greg  Himler,  a 
Stagg  H.S.  product,  poured  in 
16  points  and  SLU-bound  Paul 
Nondas  added  17.  JJC's  bench, 
led  by  Haris  Mujezinovic's  12, 
tallied  36  points  on  15-21  FG's. 

A conference  tilt  versus 
Triton  College  on  January  14 
resulted  in  a 120-107  Wolves' 
victory.  The  team's  highest  of- 
fensive output  this  season  was 
due  in  large  part  to  their  74% 
(41-55)  shooting  from  the  field. 
Missing  a miniscule  14  shots, 
the  Wolves  featured  five  play- 
ers in  double  figures,  led  by 
Pritchett's  31.  Mujezinovic 
bounced  back  from  a 12  point, 
five  rebound  performance 
against  Harper  to  score  30  while 
grabbing  19  rebounds.  Craig 
Brunes  contributed  17  points 
to  go  along  with  seven  assists 
and  six  boards.  Freshman 
point-guard  Ty  Calderwood 
tallied  16  points  and  14  dishes. 
Himler  threw  in  10  points  and 
Nondas  grabbed  10  rebounds 
and  scored  nine  points. 

On  the  17th.,  JJC  bumped 
chests  with  defending  N4C 
champion  College  of  Dupage. 
Leading  much  of  the  game,  JJC 
fell  victim  to  frustration  with 
17:10  remaining  in  the  game. 
Mujezinovic,  with  a Chaparral 
draped  over  his  shoulder,  was 
unable  to  corral  a rebound. 
Pleading  for  Mujezinovic  to  use 
two  hands  while  rebounding, 
him  from  the  game  in  disgust 
On  his  way  to  the  bench, 
Klingler  threw  the  ball  to 
Mujezinovic,  not  at  him,  to  be 
caught  with  two  hands  in  an 
attempt  to  emphasize  his  point 
Instead  of  responding  with  a 
catch,  Mujezinovic  proceeded 
to  head-butt  the  ball,  sit  down 
for  a second,  and  storm  out  the 
adjacent  gym  door,  slamming 
a cup  of  water  off  the  wall  in  the 
process.  Not  before  Asst  Coach 
John  Jones  cooled  of  the  Indi- 

ana-bound big  man  did  he  re- 
turn to  find  the  Wolves'  being 
outrebounded  and  outscored 
inhisabsence.  Mujezinovicdid 
not  see  the  court  the  rest  of  the 
game  which  resulted  in  an  86- 
82  loss.  Calderwood  led  all 
scorers  with  23  to  go  along  with 
13  assists.  Pritchett  added  20 
points  while  Brunes  and 
Nondas  threw  in  14  and  12  re- 

Bouncing  back  from  ad  ver- 
sity  and  only  their  third  loss  in 
18  games,  JJC  dominated  a hap- 
less Rock  Valley  squad  on  the 
21st.  AnyeffectsfromtheCO.D 
incident  were  not  evident  in  the 
team  nor  coaching  staff.  Be- 
hind Pritchett's  game  high  22 
points  and  Mujezinovic's  1 6,  the 
Wolves  rolled  79-51. 

The  first  of  four  consecu- 
tive home  games  saw  JJC  over- 
power Illinois  Valley  98-82. 
Once  again  heading  the  surge 
was  the  leading  team  and  con- 
ference scorer  Jamail  Pritchett 
with  28.  Super  (sixth)  man, 
Greg  Himler,  added  a season 
high  19  points  along  with 
Brunes' and  Nondas'  15apiece 
to  pace  the  defending  national 

In  the  lone  non-conference 
game  left  before  the  postseason, 
the  Wolves  battled  the  Truman 
Falcons,  while  the  aerial 
preditors  had  zebras  in  mind 
for  the  night's  prey.  Leading 
the  entire  way,  JJC  was  led  by 
Mujezinovic's21  points.  Brunes 
and  Himler  scored  14  each  and 
Pritchett  cooled  off  a bit  man- 
aging only  10.  However,  the 
infamous,  yetcommon, contro- 
versy that  has  become 
synonomous  with  the  Wolves 
this  year  again  reared  its  ugly 
head.  With  nearly  14:00  left  in 
the  contest,  Truman's  Donald 
Johnson  waswhistled  with  con- 
secutive technicals  after  being 
called  for  a personal  foul,  re- 
sulting in  his  ejection.  At  the 
10:08  mark  in  the  second  half, 
the  Falcons'  tempers  again 
flared.  Truman's  Marcus  King, 
who  led  the  winged  warriors 
with  13  points,  was  whistled 
for  a personal  foul  and  reacted 
to  the  call  by  shoving  the  ref- 
eree. Acting  upon  instinct  and 
without  hesitation,  the  ref  called 
the  game  and  JJC  was  a 66-37 

On  January  31,  the  Wolves 
drubbed  the  Marauders  of 

Moraine Valley94-60.  Behinda 
monster  night  from 
Mujezinovic,  32  points  on  10- 
14  from  the  field  and  17  re- 
bounds, JJC  posted  five  players 
in  double  figures.  Himler 
scored  14,  Brunes  had  13,  includ- 
ing  his  1,000th  point,  and 
Pritchett  added  12.  Nondas 
chipped  in  lOand  grabbed  nine 

JJC  began  the  new  month 
at  their  home  away  from  home, 
Joliet  Township.  On  February 
4,  the  Wolves  again  shot  down 
the  Hawks  of  Harper  with 
28  on  13-18  FG.  Mujezinovic 
tallied  19  points  and  12  boards 
while  Himler  and  Nondas  had 

11  and  12  points  respectively  to 
upend  the  visitors  87-62. 

February  7 featured  a 
rematch  with  C.O.D.  who 
handed  the  Wolves  their  lone 
conference  loss  back  on  Jan  17. 
JJC  swapped  leads  with  the  host 
Chaparrals  most  of  the  game, 
Mujezinovic  led  the  way  with 
25  points  and  15  rebounds, 
Pritchett  tossed  in  21,  and 
Brunes  poured  in  15. 
Calderwood  contributed  10 
points,along  with  13assists  and 
eight  rebounds. 

The  Wolves  poked  holes 
in  theTrojans  of  Rock  Valley  on 
the  11th  for  a 100-69  manhan- 
dling. Brunes  lit  it  up  for  30  on 
6-9  from  trey-land  while 
Mujezinovic,  who  brought  his 
season  average  to  12.2  rpg.  with 

12  boards,  mustered  upl6 
bringing  their  season  averages 
to  17.6  ppg.  each.  Freshman 
guard  Kyle  Meents  came  off 
the  bench  to  score  a season  high 

13  on  4-5  from  behind  the  arc. 
Pritchett  brought  his  season 
average  to  22.7  by  tossing  in  12. 
Calderwood  assisted  nine  times 
to  bring  his  apg.  average  to  10.8. 
Himler  scored  only  four  points 
to  see  his  season  total  drop 
slightly  to  10.1  ppg. 

The  NJCAA  Region  IV 
playoffs  begin  on  February  21 
with  the  Wolves  hosting  the 
winner  of  the  Harper-McHenry 
contest  The  second  round  is  on 
the  25th.,  the  semi-finals  take 
place  on  March  1,  and  the  Re- 
gional Championship  is  on  the 
3rd.  The  games  in  rounds  one 
and  two  begin  at  7 p.m.  while 
the  semi-finals  and  champion- 
ship begin  at  6 p.m. 

Blazer  8 

February  20, 1994 

Sports  Editor 

A Lil'  Bit  of  Everything 


Bench  Play  and 
Consistency  a Trademark 
for  Klingler's  Krew 

•Arc  wc  all  convinced,  now, 
where  the  Chicago  Bulls  are 
headed?  Hey  Jeny,  it  happens  to 
the  best  of  em’.  Unfortunately, 
you're  not  and  haven't  been  the 
best  of  much;  its  your  players  that 
were  and  are  no  longer  the  elite  of 
the  NBA,  Pippcn  and  Kukoc 

Look,  in  just  the  last  ten  years, 
at  the  Oakland  A’s,  L.A  Lakers, 
Boston  Celtics,  Detroit  Pistons, 
Washington  Redskins,  possibly 
now  the  Buffalo  Bills.  Once  the 
elite  of  their  respective  sport,  they 
are  now  the  doormats  for  those 
very  teams  who  were  perTenial 
losers  when  they  were  champs. 

Getting  back  to  Mr.  Pippcn, 
can  he  be  traded  so  the  rebuilding 
can  begin,  now.  He  wants  out  of 
the  Windy  City  and  is  proving 
that.  Although  he  leads  the  Bulls 
in  fourcategories,  he  has  29  tech- 
nical fouls  in  the  last  two  years. 
Can  you  say  frustration?  Sorry 
Pip.  I thought  you  could  lead  the 
Bulls  with  (hat  no.  23  looking 
down  from  the  rafters  instead  of 
foranalley-oop  from  you.  Guess 
not.  This  obviously  shows  that 
winning  is  contagious  and  a lack 
ofit  brings  about  withdraw!- chair 
throwing  spurts  and  'trade  me 
demands’  are  a few  of  the  symp- 

•Oh  yeah,  hockey  is  back. 
Sorry  Hawk  fans,  it  wasn’t  given 
much  attention  before  the  strike 
so  what  can  be  expected  now.  I'd 
rather  go  see  a game  at  Wrigley 
played  by  the  farmers  and  fisher- 
men, i.c.  replacement  players, 
than  attend  a hockey  game.  Okay, 
even  1 wouldn't  suffer  through 
that  tragedy. 

•"Ivy  on  the  wall,  sun  up  in  the 
sky,  if  the  Cubs  field  a replace- 
ment team  I might  up  n’  die!" 
Granted,  mainly  it  is  the  atmo- 
sphere ofpiajor  league  parks  that 
makes  the  national  pastime  what 
it  is.  On  tire  same  hand  then, 
shouldn't  the  game  feature  the 
likes  of  Thomas,  Griffey  and 
Grace  -major  league  players-  and 
not  "anyone  who  has  had  profes- 
sional experience  within  the  last 
three  years."  What's  a homerun 
ball  hit  by  someone  who  was  lay- 
ing concrete  a few  months  ago? 

•Overdue  congratulations  to 

HeismanTrophy  winner  Rashaam 
Salaam  of  Colorado  and  to  the 
National  Champion  Comhuskers 
of  Nebraska.  It  is  obviously  too 
soon  to  say  if  Carter  will  continue 
the  "hopeless  He  is  man"  syndrome 
created  by  his  predacessors  Andre 
Ware,  Desmond  Howard.  Gino 
Torclta,  Ty  Detmer,  and  Charlie 
Ward,  to  name  a few.  So  much 
hype  is  created  by  and  given  to 
this  award  that  many  people  as- 
sume that  excellence  on  the  colle- 
giate level  automatically  assures 
the  sameon  the  professional  level. 
Ware,  Detmer  and  some  others 
were  great,  unbelieveable  college 
players.  But  there  supremecy 
reaches  its  peak  and  ends  there. 
They  had  their  moments  in  the  sun 
and  now  its  time  just  to  bathe  in  it. 

Need  I say  more  than  remind- 
ing the  CFA  that  a playoff  system 
would  make  many  football  fans 
happier.  (Yes,  I,  in  fact,  will  say 
more.)  Taking  nothing  away  from 
the  Huskers.  They  had  a helluva 
year,  but  so  too  did  the  Nillany 
Lions.  All  that  the  lack  of  a play- 
off systemcreales  is  innocent  prey 
for  us  vulture-like  journalists  to 
feast  on.  Sorry  again,  but  being 
second  best  in  this  scenario  is  not 
nearly  good  enough. 

• So  is  it  a consensus  that  Super 
Blow  XXIX  was  just  an  advertis- 
ing competition?  My  only  inter- 
est was  how  many  points  ‘Frisco 
would  score  and  if  Prime  Time 
would  be  a part  of  that. 

So  many  people,  whether  they 
be  critics,  fans  or  players,  say  there 
must  be  “something"  done  to  bel- 
ter such  an  event  as  the  Super 
Bowl.  And  just. wha»  would  that 
be?  We're  not  satisfied  with  the 
CFA  bowl  picture,  the  players 
maketoo  much  money  in  the  NBA. 
there's  a strike  in  MLB  and  a 
recent  lock-out  in  the  NHL-  arc 
we  ever  happy?  There’s  nothing 
wrong  with  the  NFL  playoff  sys- 
tem It's  just  that  cither  the  AFC 
hasn't  produced  legit  competion 
or  the  NFC  is  just  awesome  ! No 
complaints  were  heard  in  '91  when 
the  Giants  beat  the  Bills  20-19  or 
when  the  Nincrs  beat  the  Bengals 
20-16  in  ‘89.  But  those  great 
games  are  forgotten,  as  should 
this  topic  be. 

Posting  their  best  record  in 
Head  Coach  Pat  Klingler’s  four 
year  reign,  the  22-3  (8- 1 ) Wolves 
have  primarily  N4C  competion 
standing  between  them  and  the 

"I'm  satisfied  that  we’re  win- 
ning games,"  says  Klingler,  “but 
the  way  in  which  we’ve  won 
hasn’t  always  been  something  to 
brag  about.  We  assume,  some- 
times, that  all  wc  have  to  do  is 
show  up.  Thcre've  been  games 
that  we’ve  won  just  because  our 
talent  is  better  than  most.  You’re 
not  going  to  win  on  talent,  alone, 
come  playoff  time.” 

JJC  has  received  great  support 
from  their  bench  in  recent  weeks. 
"Our  bench  has  kept  us  ahead  in 
many  games.  We  rarely  skip  a 
beat  with  our  starters  resting," 
adds  Coach  K.  “Greg  Hinder  has 
become  a textbook  sixth  man  for 
us  since  his  eligibility  in  late  De- 
cember. Kyle  [Meents]  has 
spelled  Ty  (Calderwood]  at  the 
point  and  has  handled  the  pres- 
sure extremely  well.  Trent 
[Tuttle]  gives  another  outside 
threat  and  Frank  [ Shoenauer]  pro- 
vides us  with  a big  body  to  bang 
under  the 

count  on  every  game,"  says 
sophomore  forward  Chris  Fisher. 
"Wc  know  we  can  expect  nearly 
20  points  a night  from  Craig 
[Brunes],  Jamail  [Pritchett]  or 
Haris  [Mujezinovic].  If  other 
guys  are  off,  those  guys  will  pick 
their  game  up,"  adds  ‘Fish.’ 
There  was  apparent  concern  as 
to  how  the  team  would  respond  to 
the  Klingler-Mujczinovic  melee 

in  their  lone  conference  loss 
against  C.O.D.  “It  didn’t  really 
affect  us,"  says  6’3"guard  (Julio) 
Hinder,  “wc  know  what  Coach 
and  Haris  arc  all  about.  The  fans 
see  what  happens  on  the  court 
during  a game.  They  don't  see 
what  the  (cam  goes  through  at 
practice  or  in  the  loekerroom,"  he 
adds.  “It  distracted  us  that  night, 
but  that  was  the  extent.  Wc  still 
know  where  our  focus  lies,"  says 
6’9"forward  Paul  Nondas. 

A year  ago  the  Wolves  were  led 
to  the  national  title  by  the  vocal 
leadership  of  Ivan  Colbert 

(Moorchead  St.)  and  Bobby 
Krahulik  (Toledo  U).  This  sea- 
son, thclack  of  suchplayers  raises 
some  concern  for  Klingler. 
“Jamail  is  beginning  to  take  the 
next  step  into  being  that  leader 
every  team  needs.  More  impor- 
tantly, Ty  is  excelling  at  the  point 
and  he’s  got  to  lead  at  that  posi- 
tion,” concludes  Klingler. 

“The  month  of  February  will 
be  crucial,"  says  co-captain  and 
Lockport  H.S.  grad  Paul 
Kobialko,  "because  the  way  wc 
play  in  the  next  few  weeks  will 
tell  the  talc  of  our  season" 

Lady  Wolves  Roar,  Put  Past  Behind 

The  JJC  Wolves  Women’s  bas- 
ketball team(  1 0- 16,3-6)  has  been 
playing  well  of  late.  But  why  the 
sudden  improvement? 

“We  are  learning  to  play  well 
as  a team,”  says  Wolves  sopho- 
more center  Elaine  Bagley  aver- 
aging 10.3  ppg.  “Wc  now  under- 
stand our  strengths  and  weak- 
nesses and  know  wbat  to  expect 
fromourselves  once  we're  on  the 
court."  One  of  a few  bright  spots 
this  season,  Bagley  has  posted 
double  figures  in  scoring  in  each 
of  the  first  20  games  and  the  leads 
the  region  in  rebounding  (12.5 
pg).  "I  just  want  to  see  us  win,” 
she  adds. 

In  early  January,  sophomore 
point  guard  Jen  Larson  began  to 
pick  her  game  up.  “Before  I was 
wonying  how  to  play,"  says 

Larson,  a Bolingbrook  H.S . gradu- 
ate. “Now  I am  really  playing  to 
have  fun  out  there."  Having  prac- 
tice and  games  virtually  every  day 
has  helped  the  team  stay  focused 
and  in  shape.  “It  seems  like  we  are 
in  better  condition  as  a team,  and 
we  arc  coming  out  ready  to  play 
every  night,"  Larson  adds. 

Tremendous  contribution  has 
been  given  by  5’8"  freshmen  for- 
ward Jane  Krcsl  (8.5  ppg.  and  7.2 
rpg.).  “As  a team,  we’re  much 
closer  than  earlier  in  the  season," 
says  Kresl,  a Dwight  H.S.  gradu- 
ate. In  conference  play  versus 
Rock  Valley  on  January  2 1 , Kresl 
scored  18  and  grabbed  15  boards. 
On  the  3 1 st,  she  mustered  season- 
highs  with  23  points  and  17  re- 
bounds in  a 66-62  nail-biter  ver- 
sus Moraine  Valley . Kresl  credits 
most  of  her  recent  success  to  As- 
sistant Coach  Mike  Duffy. 
“We’ve  been  working  on  my  shot 

a lot  and  it’s  paid  off  a great 

Finishing  the  first  half  of  con- 
ference 2-3,  Head  Coach  Tim 
Johnson  is  pleased  with  liis  team’s 
improvement.  "Lately,  we’ve 
been  in  every  game  from  start  to 
finish.  And  against  College  of 
Dupage  (a  48-45  loss  oil  January 
17)  we  played  an  outstanding  de- 
fensive game.  We  understand 
the  offensive  concepts  and  (he 
system,  us  a whole,  much  bet- 
ter,” concludes  Johnson. 

In  a non-conference  tilt  versus 
Waubonsee  on  the  28(h.,  JJC  re- 
ceived solid  performances  from 
5'8"  freshman  forward  Magen 
Sullivan  (12.3  ppg.)  who  tallied 
17  points  and  5'  10"  JT  West  grad 
Amy  Phillips  (9.3  ppg.)  who 
scored  16.  Kresl  and  Bagley 
scored  10  each  and  combined  for 
25  rebounds  in  the  60-58  loss. 

_ An  ATM  at ' 

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Volume  66  Issue  3 

Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper 

March  14, 1993 



Chief  Zeborowski  of  JJC’s  Cam- 
pus Security  has  voiced  his  con- 
cern over  the  noise  level  and  be- 
havior on  the  bridge. 

“We  get  all  sorts  of  calls  for 
problems  out  there  on  the  bridge," 
Zeborowski  stated.  ‘We  have  had 
domestic  troubles,  you  know,  boy- 
friend-girlfriend  stufT.  We've  had 
damage  to  school  property,  with 
one  student  throwing  another  into 
a wall.  Somebody  has  to  pay  for 
that,"  he  stated.  "But  these  things 
aren’t  the  real  problem.  We  are 
receiving  constant  complaints 
about  noise  out  on  the  bridge,  and 
even  more  serious  are  the  com- 

who  try  to  cross  the  bridge." 

‘The  problem  with  the  noise  is 
that  we  constantly  get  complaints 
from  the  people  in  the  offices  at 
either  end  of  the  bridge.  When 
these  people  can’t  even  hold  a 
phone  conversation  becauscof  the 
noise  level,  we're  obligated  to  do 
something  about  it." 

"This  is  a lough  balancing  act 
for  us,"  said  Zeborowski.  “Stu- 
dents who  use  llic  bridge  as  a study 
area  have  the  right  to  have  the 
noise  at  a reasonable  level.  The 
people  who  use  those  offices  have 
the  same  rights  loo." 

‘We  also  understand  (hat  stu- 
dents need  aplacc  to  socialize,  and 
the  bridge  is  the  only  place  they 
can  do  that.” 

"But  often  the  problems  are  more 
serious  than  just  the  noise," 
Zeborowski  said.  "Everyday  we 
get  complaints  from  women  who 
arc  afraid  to  walk  down  that  bridge 
because  (hey  don’t  want  to  be  ac- 
costed or  verbally  raped  by  these 
kids  out  on  the  bridge.  Women 
have  the  right  to  walk  down  that 
bridge  without  being  insulted  or 
sexually  advanced  upon,  or  hav- 
ing rude  comments  made  about 
their  appearance  or  their  gender  in 

Dt.  Joclyn  Ainlcy,  Vice  Presi- 
dent for  Student  Affairs,  stated, 
"This  is  not  a problem  lliat  is  new 
to  this  year.  The  problem  with 
verbal  harassment  is  that  people 

don’t  want  to  turn  around  and  say, 

‘ Hey,  I don' t like  you  saying  things 
like  that  to  me  or  anybody  else. 
Don’t  do  it  again!"  Then  the  next 
lime  things  happen,  going  to  the 
trouble  of  finding  out  who  the  per- 
son is,  and  then  going  through  the 
traditional  process  to  charge  ha- 

“During  ‘93-’94,  we  had  27  to- 
tal cases  of  sexual  harassment,  and 
some  of  them  might  have  been 
multiple  offendefs,"  satd  ‘Ainley. 
"This  year,  we’ve  only  hud  nine. 
There  is  a system  out  there  that  can 
work,  if  people  will  come  forward 
with  the  allegations.  If  a woman 
becomes  uncomfortable  with 
something  she  should  first  try  to 
find  a school  official,  point  out  the 

individual,  so  that  school  official 
n get  the  name  of  the  individual, 
t name  can  be  pro- 


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and  then  ll 

A female  student  who  did  not 
wish  to  be  identified  stated,  "Last 
summer  I was  crossing  the  bridge 
and  I happened  to  stop  to  talk  to 
one  of  my  girlfriends.  When  I 
walked  away,  I heard  someone 
say,  ’Look  at  those  legs.  Do  you 
know  what  I could  do  with  a body 
like  that?'  I’m  al'ruid  to  cross  (hut 
bridge  by  myself  sometimes.  I'd 
rather  walk  around  on  the  mad.” 
She  stated,  ‘The  only  way  to 
have  administration  take  any  ac- 
tion is  if  you  give  them  your  name 
1 don’t  think  dial’s  fair.  Your 

opens  you  up  to  a world  of  trouble. 
It’s  basically  your  word  against 
theirs.  I mean,  just  what's  going 
on  is  enough  to  scare  you  to  death. 
If  I don't  feel  safe  as  it  is.  how  is 
administration  supposed  to  pre- 
lect me  front  reprisals  once  I do 
complain?  Women  would  come 
forward  if  they  knew  their  confi- 
dentiality could  be  ensured.  They 
need  to  sit  down  and  talk  about 
this.  Not  next  week,  next  month, 
ornext  year,  now.  It  just  shouldn't 
be  like  this." 

Ainley’s  response  was,  "When 
complaint  of  sexual  harassment. 

"Sexual  Harassment" 
Continued  on  Page  3. 



Board  Decides  to  Raise  Tuition  in  Response 

to  Decreased  Enrollment 


When  an  educational  institu- 
tion hits  an  intense  financial  situa- 
tion. cutbacks  and  fees  often  oc- 
cur. That  is  common  business 
practice,  right?  Although  Joliet 
Junior  College  has  been  operating 
successfully  for  22  years  with  a 
balanced  budget,  alarm  is  being 
felt  by  the  college’s  administra- 
tion, staff  and  faculty,  students  and 

The  alarm  is  low  and  resonat- 
ing, and  requires  a keen  ear  to 
know  what  to  do  about  it.  Enroll- 
ment at  JJC  is  down.  This  is  not 
unique,  claims  Robert  Widnrer, 

Vice-President  for  Business  and 
Financial  Affairs,  and  is  actually 
common  in  all  area  community 
colleges.  Enrollment  is  always 
lower  when  the  employment  rate 
goes  up. 

Despite  the  enrollment  decrease, 
JJC  is  losing  a fair  share  of  state 
granted  money.  JJC  is  in  a prop- 
erty tax  cap  district,  meaning  less 
revenue  Ls  reaching  JJC’s  pockeLs. 

Looming  in  the  future  of  JJC’s 
income  is  Senate  Bill  204,  pro- 
posed to  give  a current  evaluation 
to  assess  the  value  of  Common- 
wealth Edison.  If  this  tax  bill 
passes,  taxpayers  will  feel  relief, 
bu  t Commonweal  th  Edison’ s prop 
erty  will  be  reclassified,  giving 
less  revenue  to  JJC.  Board  mem- 

conscious of  this  situa- 
tion, and  are  trying  to  plun  for 
future  belt-tightening. 

Also,  more  expenditures  are 
being  made  for  salaries  and  ben- 
efits. In  fact,  7 1 .5%  of  all  expen- 
ditures from  1989  to  1990  went  to 
salaries  and  benefits,  whereas 
76.59%  is  being  paid  1994  to  1995. 

On  February  21,  the  Board  of 
Trustees  voted  a lu  ition  increase  to 
go  into  effect  Summer  I session. 
Tuition  increased  three  dollars,  to 
make  it  S39/hr.  Dave  Foray.  Stu- 
dent Trustee,  spike  against  llie 
tuition  increase,  and  Board  mem- 
bers Smith  and  Hertko  voted 
against  it. 

Student  opinioas  will  be  moni- 
tored in  a follow-up  story 

From  left  to  right,  Ty  Calderwood  (25),  Greg  Hinder,  Craig  Brunts, 
and  Paul  Nondas  jockey  for  rebound  position  in  the  Wolves  94  -75  win 
iver  Elgin  C.C.  as  part  of  the  N4C  Challenge.  However,  thedrear 
championship  repeat  ended  with  a 105-88  loss  to  C.O.D  in  the 
regional  title  game.  Photo  by  Kathy  Kraus 


DuPage  Dethrones JJC 

□ SCOTT  DEIN1NCER  Jon®*-  "and  y°u  can’*.  y°u  tan'1 

Sports  Editor  stop  his  team  either." 

The  Wolves  opened  up  a 14 
point  advantage.  45-31,  with  2:40 
left  in  the  first  half.  However.  JJC 
saw  their  lead  slip  to  47-40  at  inter- 
mission resulting  froma  8-OChaps 

For  the  third  lime  this  season, 
the  Joliet  Junior  College  men’s 
basketball  team  locked  horns  with 
conference  rival  College  of 
DuPage.  However,  on  this  night, 
the  third  time  was  not  a charm 
Led  by  sophomore  guard  Matt 
Nadelhoffer,  the  Chaparrals  at- 
tacked (he  low  post  and  got  JJC’s 
big  men  in  foul  trouble  early.  The 
6'2"  Nadelhoffer  tallied  a game 
high  30,  26  in  (tie  second  half,  on 
10-1 1 from  the  field.  “When  you 
try  to  stop  a team’s  hot  test  shooter." 
says  Wolves  assistant  coach  John 

Freshman  point-guard  Ty 
Calderwood  shot  6-8  from  behind 
(he  arc  in  the  first  half  before  be- 
coming the  target  of  a box- in-one 
defense.  Calderwood  finished  with 
a season  high  24  points  and  was 

"Road  to  Danville" 
Continued  on  Page  7. 

Preserve  the  tnvironment.  Necyde  Newspaper. 

Blazer  2 


March  14, 1995 

A SEARCH  FOR  TRUTH  Lerrens  to  rhe  Ednon 

“I  fell  there  was  incorrect  infor- 
mation being  presented,  in  general, 
about  the  Native  American  people. 
The  idea  was  to  become  organized 
within  a club.  This  vehicle  would 
then  allow  for  the  club  to  bring  in 
Native  American  speakers  to  speak 
on  their  own  behalf  to  share  their 
first  hand  information  concerning 
Native  American  culture  and  his- 
tory," said  Mr.  Fred  Harris  when 
asked  why  the  Native  American 
Club  was  formed. 

This  club  began  meeting  infor- 
mally during  the  summer  of  1993 
and  officially  started  in  the  fall  of 

The  club  consists  of  people  of  all 
different  ethnic  backgrounds  and 
ages.  Current  membership  runs  at 
about  15  people.  Anyone  is  wel- 
come to  attend  the  monthly  meet- 
ings. To  join,  simply  attend.  As 
Mr.  Harris  says,  "We're  always 
looking  for  new  members." 

Meetings  are  free  and  are  not 

mandatory.  The  club  meets  on 
the  second  Wednesday  of  each 
month  at  6:30  pm  in  the  TV  Stu- 
dio in  room  J-301 1 within  the 
library.  The  first  part  of  the  meet- 
ing involves  discussing  club  func- 
tions. The  second  involves  a Na- 
tive American  speaker  or 
craftsperson  presentation  at  7:00 

The  club  sponsors  activities 
such  as  speaker  presentations, 
craft  demonstrations,  and  attend- 
ing as  well  as  bolding  pow  wows 
such  as  (he  recenlone  held  on  Feb- 
ruary 4th  at  JJCs  main  campus. 

The  official  mission  statement 
of  the  Native  American  Club  is  to 
promote  increased  awareness  and 
cultural  understanding  at  Joliet 
Junior  College  and  the  respective 
commu  nity  to  indigenous  peoples 
of  America. 

For  more  information  concern- 
ing the  Native  American  Club, 
contact  Fred  Harris  in  the  Media 
Services  Office  inside  the  library 
or  call  (815)729-9020  ext.  2566. 



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Dear  Current  Editor, 

I have  been  a »mi-avid  reader 
for  tire  Blazer  and  since  my  emu  11- 
menl  at  JJC  this  fall  I have  noticed 
at  the  bottom  of  the  first  page  that 
it  states  "Preserve  the  Environ- 
ment. Recycle  Newspaper.” 

First  of  all,  this  is  a good  ges- 
ture, but  does  JJC  have  recycling 
bins  where  these  can  go?  I see  the 
Blazer  scattered  all  over  campus, 
and  I have  a feeling  that  these  are 
being  discorded  as  ordinary  gar- 

Another  problem  that  I have  is 
another  resource  that  tins  campus 
lacks.  With  around  10,000  stu- 
dents at  JJC,  why  are  we  living  in 
the  1800’s  and  do  not  have  an 
ATM  machine?  Sorry,  but  there 
are  times  that  I need  money  on 
campus,  and  I feel  that  it  is  a huge 
inconvenience  to  jump  in  my  car 

Jefferson  Street. 

Can  you  find  out  something  on 
these  topics? 

Thunk  You, 

Steve  Young 


Thank  you  for  submitting 
your  opinions  to  me  and  the 
Blazer.  I will  first  address  the 
recycling  concern.  Although 
we  have  "10,000"  students,  we 
only  publish  and  distribute 
2,500  papers  for  all  three  cam- 
puses. These  papers  are  read 
and  passed  on  to  the  next  read- 
ers, and,  in  effect,  are  recycled 
through  this  process.  This  is 
just  proof  that  the  Blazer  has 
considered  excess  newspaper 
waste  as  a possible  problem. 

I will  not  overlook  the  fact 
recycling  could  be  more  effi- 
cient at  JJC.  My  staff  and  I have 
researched  these  possiblities  for 
recycling,  and  you  can  look  for- 
ward to  seeing  changes  with 
this.  Thanks  for  bringing  this  to 
my  attention. 

As  for  the  ATM  machine,  I 
am  so  positive  this  campus 
could  utilize  one!  I heard  a few 
rumors  that  JJC  had  an  ATM 
machine,  but  why  it  is  no  longer 
here  has  remained  a mystery.  I 
understood  there  was  not 
enough  security  to  keep  watch 
of  the  machine,  and  another 
reason  it  left  is  because  it  was 
constantly  out  of  money.  Ican’t 
be  certain  why  it  was  not  full 
enough,  but  that  is  not  the  issue 
at  hand.  Until  a Cash  Station 
lands  on  our  campus,  I would 
suggest  leaving  home  five  min- 
utes early  to  stop  by  your  bank 
or  the  most  convenient  ATM. 
Also,  on  April  4,  at  the 

President's  Open  Forum,  you 
can  express  your  feelings  about 
an  ATM  being  here  in  front  of 
Dr.  Pietak. 

Majority  Transfer 

To  the  Editor 

I was  wondering  if  you  can  help 
me  find  the  Transfer  Center.  I 
went  up  to  where  tlie  Transfer 
Center  used  to  be,  and  all  I saw  was 
a Minority  Transfer  Center.  Can 
you  (ell  me,  am  I able  to  use  this 
Minority  Transfer  Center  seeing 
that  I am  in  the  majority?  If  so,  do 
you  feel  theTransfer  Center  should 
place  a sign  that  signifies  it  can  be 
used  by  all  students  and  not  just 


Matt  Stowe,  a person  who  wants 
. , _ to  leave  JUCO 

Mr.  Stowe, 

How  happy  I am  to  have  re- 
ceived my  first  "letter,"  but  how 
sadlamforyourdesparity.  I hope 
one  day  you  leave  JJC  to  reach  the 
goals  you’ve  set  for  yourself,  but 
leave  with  fond  memories  of  tlie 
comforts  and  service  of  the  staff 
and  students. 

I checked  into  your  transfer  di- 
lemma. My  understanding  is  tlie 
Minority  Transfer  Center  is  the 
place  for  you  to  go  if  you  want  to 
moveon,  ih.  mailer  your  race,  gen- 
der or  creed.  At  the  MTC,  J-3Q36 
in  the  Learning  Resource  Center, 
assistants  are  friendly  and  helpful. 
When  asked  why  the  Transfer 
Center  is  a MINORITY  Transfer 
Center,  a cheerful  assistant  ex- 
plained that  the  services  at  this 
office  are  funded  by  the  federal 
government,  thus  not  a Joliet  Jun- 
ior College-sponsored  service.  If 
this  is  definitely  the  case,  I can 
understand  tlie  politics  of  getting 
more  money  for  the  title  "Minor- 

As  for  my  personal  feelings  to- 
wards placing  a sign  for  all  stu- 
dents to  know  they  are  welconx;,  I 
think  it  is  a wonderful  idea.  I’m 
not  familiar  with  the  fine  print  in 
tlie  state  aid  contract  but  I feel  the 
Minority  Transfer  Center  has  a 
confusing  if  not  misleading  title. 
Perhaps  by  publicizing  the  ser- 
vices of  the  Center  students  will 
know  the  Minority  Transfer  Cen- 
ter is  readily  accessible  to  every- 
one who  wants  to  transfer  from 

If  this  has  not  helped  clear  up  the 
confusion,  I hope  it  made  you  feel 
better.  Don't  be  afraid  to  trek 
upstairs  to  the  Minority  Transfer 
Center,  and  best  of  luck  as  you  go 
on  your  merry  way! 


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March  14, 1995 


Photo  by  Mattias  Wikstrom 


Is  Dr.  Bloomfield JJC's  "Superman"? 

Contributing  Writer 

He  zips  llirough  the  classroom. 
He  zips  across  the  Stage.  He  zips 
around  backstage.  No,  it's  not 
Superman.  It’s  Dr.  Zachary 

Bloomfield  is  a teacher  in  llic 
JJCFine  Arts  Department.  Heisa 
director  of  many  campus  plays 
and  has  also  performed  in  one  at 

The  instructor  has  directed  a 
total  of  seven  plays  during  his  four 
years  here.  He  performed  a role  in 

by  Tom  Griffin.  He  also  directed 
this  play. 

Dr.  Rosaline  Stone  and  Dr. 
Bloomfield  both  direct  the  plays, 
four  every  year.  Three  of  them  are 
faculty-directed  and  one  Is  stu- 
dent-directed. Each  year  Stone 
and  Bloomfield  decide  who  di- 

rects which  plays.  If  there  is  a 
show  in  the  summer,  then  the  di- 
rector who  had  only  one  show 
during  the  fall  and  spring  semester 
will  direct  the  summer  one. 

Bloomfield  finds  no  difficulty 
juggling  his  three  different  jobs  at 
JJC.  “It’s  usually  fairly  easy  to 
keep  them  in  balance.  The  three 
areas  arc  unique,  but  they  still 
complement  each  other,"  he  adds. 

In  his  teaching  role,  Bloomfield 
handles  Honors  andrcgular  speech, 
Theatre  101-Introto  Theatre,  The- 
atre 102-Oral  Interpretation  of  Lit- 
erature, Theatre  103-Acting  and 
acting  classes.  He  has  been  teach- 
ing full-time  since  September, 
1985,  and  he  also  taught  during  his 
graduate  study  in  September,  1983. 

His  students  lcam  the  necessary 
material  from  him  but  still  have  a 
lot  of  fun.  He  makes  the  learning 
part  easier  by  bringing  fun  into  the 

‘The  way  I prefer  to  work  is  us 
more  of  a guide  than  a dictator," 
says  Bloomfield. 

Kim  Nichols,  a second-year  stu- 
dent, claims,  "He’s  really  flexible 
and  easy  to  work  with." 

"Dr.  Bloomfield  is  more  of  a 
friend  than  a teacher.  He  treats  us 
as  an  equal,  not  just  os  a student," 
says  Kate  Kolross,  first-year  slu- 

When  his  Honors  speech  class 
was  supposed  to  be  learning  uboul 
logical  thinking,  he  creatively 
brought  riddles  to  class.  These 
riddles  forced  the  students  to  stay 
focusedon  the  task  of  logical  think- 

Df.  Bloomfield  is  not  only  a 
teacher  who  keeps  his  students  on 
taskbul  also  anexpert  director  und 
actor  with  the  JJC  Theatre. 

With  a full  schedule  like  (hut, 
maybe  Dr.  Bloomfield  is  Super- 


Continued  from  Page  1. 

she  usually  wants  her  name  kept 
confidential.  That  really  tics  my 
hands.  Under  any  due  process 
right,  people  have  the  right  to  face 
their  accusers.  Imaybeubletodo 
some  very  informal  things,  but  I 
can’t  take  any  official  action  un- 
less I can  use  the  name  of  the 
person  harassed." 

Very  few  women  were  willing 
to  discuss  this  problem  with  the 
Blazer.  Most  slated  that  they  ei- 
ther haven’t  had  a problem  with 
verbal  abuse  on  the  bridge  or  that 
they  just  ignored  it  when  they  heard 

“Students  also  like  to  play  cards 
out  there,"  Zeborowski  staled, ' 'and 
that’s  OK,  but  we  have  often  bro- 
ken up  dice  and  poker  games  with 
the  money  right  out  there  on  the 
table.  That’sanillegalact.andwe 
won’t  tolerate  it.  This  is  not  a 
street  comer  or  a pool  hall.  You're 
here  to  go  to  class.  This  is  not  a 

Ainley  slated,  "There  have  been 
no  real  problems  reported  to  my 
office  regarding  gambling  on  the 
bridge,  although  I have  heard  ru- 
mors. I would  huve  to  say  that  if 
something  like  that  did  come  to 
my  attention  and  was  proven  to  be 
true,  that  could  be  the  basis  for 
banning  cards  on  the  bridge.  Inno- 
cent card  playing  is  fine,  and  if 
people  choose  to  participate  in  card 
playing  to  relieve  stress  or  what- 
ever, that’s  OK.  But  if  gambling 
becomes  a problem,  the  cards  will 
have  to  stop." 

Zeborowski  also  stated,  “We 
also  have  a lot  of  complaints  (hat 
card  games  and  other  conversa- 
tions sometimes  get  loud,  and  that 
ihepanicipanls  often  hurl  loudob- 
scenilies  back  and  forth,"  said 
Zeborowski.  "Many  people  find 
the  obscenities  offensive." 

Eric  Standish,  Art  major,  and 

Patrick  Greenlaw,  Technical  stu- 
dent, (architecture)  were  inter- 
viewed by  the  BlaZfil-  They  stated 
that  they  often  play  cards  (Magic) 
on  the  bridge,  and  that  sometimes 
their  card  games  get  loud,  but  that 
often  they  are  having  to  shout  over 
other  students  who  are  not  playing 
cards.  They  stated  that  for  the  most 
part  they  felt  that  the  card  players 
were  respectful  of  other  students 
rights.  They  also  felt  that  if  most 
card  players  knew  that  they  must 
keep  their  games  quieter,  or  lose 
their  right  to  play  cards  on  the  bridge, 
they  would  tone  it  down  and  watch 
the  obscenities. 

Standish  and  Greenlaw  stated  that 
only  on  a few  occasions-had  they 
heard  “cat-calls"  directed  at  women , 
and  when  they  did,  they  came  from 

"What  1 would  like  to  do  is 
to  get  suggestions  on  how 
to  handle  these  problems..." 

-Dr.  Joelyn  Ainley 

people  who  were  just  hanging  out 
on  the  bridge  and  not  from  the  card 

Student  Monica  Wright  slated, 
“Security  sometimes  just  picks 
people  out  of  the  crowd  to  say 
something  to  about  the  noise.  They 
pick  on  some  people  and  ignore 
others.  Sometimes  they  overreact 
to  the  noise  or  just  show  up  too  late 
to  really  know  what's  going  on. 
Sometimes,  security  bothers  us 
when  they  aren't  needed.  We're 
just  trying  to  have  a good  time,  and 
security  will  show  up  and  want  to 
spoil  it  for  everybody." 

As  far  as  some  of  the  things  said 
to  women  on  the  bridge  she  stated, 
‘There  are  a lot  of  ignorant  boys 
around  here,  but  you  get  dial  any- 
where. Things  that  are  said  to  me 
on  the  bridge  don’t  really  bother 
me.  I don't  let  it!" 

Student  Teny  Rice  stated,  "In 

regards  to  those  fake  cops  around 
here,  they're  retired  from  their  old 
jobs,  you  know,  and  they're  old 
and  can’t  get  another  job,  so  they 
getthisjob.  Mostof  thoseguysare 
walking  around  here  trying  to  ha- 
rass the  black  students,  leaving  the 
white  students  alone.  I’m  not  try- 
ing to  make  this  a racial  Issue,  but 
I think  it'skindof  unnecessary  that 
some  kids  can  sit  up  here  and  make 
as  much  noise  as  they  want,  but 
once  a bunch  of  brothers  and  sis- 
ters want  to  sit  up  here,  we  imme- 
diately become  a bunch  of  prob- 
lemstudents.  They  certainly  don't 
have  the  right  to  touch  other  stu- 
dents the  way  they  done  some  of 
my  brothers. . If  they  try  to  touch 
me.  I’m  going  to  be  makin'  some 
money,  if  you  know  what  I’m  say- 

Zeborowski  disputes  tills,  "We 
get  complaints  uboul  both  ends  of 
the  bridge,"  he  stated.  “My  offic- 
ers report  that  they  have  equal 
amounts  of  trouble  from  all  parts 
of  the  bridge.  It's  mil  one  group  or 
another  that  is  any  better  or  worse 
than  any  other.  It’s  a noise  and 
behavior  problem,  not  a racial  prob- 

Administrator  and  part  time  fac- 
ulty member  Johnnie  Johnson 
staled,  "This  is  not  a racial  issue. 
This  is  a behavior  and  altitudinal 
issue.  As  a minority  female  soci- 
ologist, I feel  qualified  to  suy  dial. 
I've  worked  with  a lot  of  the  secu- 
rity guards  here.  They've  lielped 
me  with  the  students  I have  in  my 
programs.  The  ones  I’ve  worked 
with  I've  found  to  be  totally  fair 
and  impartial. 

"I’ve  experienced  the  same  type 
of  harassment  these  students  have 
complained  about,"  Johnson  slated. 
"Once  I was  walking  on  the  bridge 
and  I heard  language  and  saw  be- 
havior that  was  offensive  to  me 
and  oilier  students  who  were  trying 
to  study  there.  I slopped  and  shared 

with  the  student  that  his  language 
and  behavior  was  offensive,  and  I 
requested  that  he  stop.  Basically,  I 
was  laughed  at  then  ignored.  The 
behavior  continued  as  I walked 

‘This  has  nothing  to  do  with 
race,”  she  stated.  “It  has  to  do  with 
a basic  lack  of  respect  for  authority 
and  the  rights  of  other  people.  This 
is  an  attitude  that  is  permeating  a 
whole  generation.  It’s  not  one 
ethnic  group  or  another  that  is 
guilty,  all  races  are  guilty,  and  all 
races  are  subject  to  the  abuse  or 
suffer  from  the  noise  and  the  bad 

"The  complaints  I hear  in  my 
class  come  fromall  sides,"  Johnson 
staled.  “As  a matter  of  fact,  a 
female  complained  to  me  about 
this  just  yesterday.  You  can’t  deny 
the  facts.  Rudeness  Is  rudeness, 
whether  it’s  overt  or  covert.  As  far 
as  I’m  concerned,  race  is  not  at 
issue  here,  behavior  and  altitude  is. 
No  one  is  exempt  from  student 
appropriate  conduct  and  academic 

Dr.  Ainley  states,  ‘The  prob- 
lems that  we  had  very  early  on 
established  a pattern  of  behavior 
that’s  been  hard  to  break.  Because 
of  all  the  problems  we  were  having 
ou  tside  die  bu ilding  with  car  thefts 
and  the  like,  campus  police  had  to 
concentrate  more  on  what  was  go- 
ing on  outside  the  building,  rather 
than  what  was  going  on  inside  on 
the  bridge  and  elsewhere.  Since 
they  have  been  able  to  concentrate 
more  on  the  inside,  behavior  has 
improved,  but  problems  still  oc- 

Ainley  stated,  “What  I would 
like  to  do  is  to  get  suggestions  on 
how  to  handle  these  problems  from 
the  student  body  at  large,  rather 

lhanjust  handing  down  so  me  edict 

I feel  a more  active  Student  Asso- 
ciation could  respond  to  a problem 
such  as  this.  A few  years  ago  we 

had  a problem  with  trash  on  the 
bridge.  The  Student  Association 
pul  up  posters  and  generally  made 
students  aware  that  if  they  didn't 
fix  the  problem,  there  would  be  no 
more  food  and  drink  on  die  bridge. 
That  seemed  to  work.  Perhaps 
something  like  that  would  work 

‘The  worst  case  scenario  is  (hat 
we  just  keep  the  bridge  a quiet 
study  area,"  Ainley  stated.  'The 
problem  with  that  is  studentsdon  'I 
have  any  place  right  now  to  go  to 
socialize,  and  are  we  going  to  let 
the  actions  of  a few  impuct  the 
opportunities  of  the  majority  of 
the  students?  What  wedon’l  want 
is  to  have  administration  to  be  put 
in  a position  to  have  to  hand  down 
some  sort  of  edict.  We  think  (hat 
this  is1  a problem  the  students  can 
solve  themselves." 

“A  Student  Union  would  help,  “ 
said  Ainley,  “but  students  need  to 
be  aware  that  a Student  Union 
would  actually  be  more  closely 
monitored  because  several  of  the 
Student  Affairs  offices  will  be  right 
in  the  area.  If  people  abuse  an 
area,  what  normally  happens  is 
that  through  the  judicial  process,  a 
student  can  be  no  longer  allowed 
to  use  (hat  area.  That  means  a 
studeot  could  be  banned  from  the 
Union  for  a certain  period  of  lime.” 
“Peer  pressure  is  really  what  is 
going  to  change  this  kind  of  be- 
havior, said  Ainley.  "I  would  wel- 
come suggestions  from  any  orga- 
nization or  group  of  students  who 
would  care  to  Ret  involved.” 

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March  14, 1995 


Adam  Sandler 

Billy  IVEacLison 

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What  Really  Happens 
When  Your  Loved  Ones  Cannot  Read,  and 
What  Can  Be  Done  About  It 

teachers  or  sociologists  to  gain 
experience  that  cou  Id  no  t be  taught 
in  a classroom. 

The  Center  for  Adult  Basic  Edu- 
cation and  Literacy  offers  many 
fine  programs  for  udulls  to  im- 
prove their  skills  and  become  more 
productivecitizens.  One  subpro- 
gram is  the  Joliet  Junior  College 
Cooperative  Literacy  Project.  In- 
dividualized tutorialsinbasic  read- 
ing, writing,  and  computation  are 
provided  to  adults  reading  below 
the  sixth-grade  level. 

Joan  Woolwine,  one  of  the  co- 
ordinators for  this  program,  say 
that  "since  the  instruction  is  pro- 
vided by  trained  volunteers,  there 
is  a great  need  for  people  to  volun- 
teer their  time  to  make  this  pro- 
gram successful.  Today,  the  wait- 
ing period  for  a tutor  can  be  up  to 
a year.  Our  tutors  range  in  age 
from  17  to  80,  and  we  are  desper- 
ately in  need  of  more  people." 

Time  is  and  obvious  deterrent  to 
volunteering  to  help  with  such  an 
important  program.  Many  of  us 
are  already  juggling  school,  work, 
and  family  responsibilities.  It 
would  be  a lot  easier  to  find  the 
time  if  college  credit  was  offered. 

The  lack  of  teaching  ability  is 
another  possible  reason  for  not 
volunteering;  however,  no  special 
teaching  skills  are  necessary.  The 
only  degree  you  need  is  a degree  in 
caring.  It  only  takes  a weekend  or 
a few  evenings  to  complete  the 
training  necessary  to  become  a 
literacy  tutor. 

As  coliege  students,  we  lend  to 
take  for  granted  something  as 
simple  to  us  as  knowing  how  to 
read  and  write.  But  for  many  other 
Americans,  the  pleasure  of  read- 
ing a bedtime  story  to  their  chil- 
dren is  an  unknown  skill.  Try  to 
imagine  how  difficult  life  would 
be  if  you  could  not  read  the  street 
signs  us  you  were  driving  down 
the  road.  Imagine  the  obstacles 
you  would  encounter  when  given 
a menu  at  a restaurant. 

Illiteracy  is  a handicap,  a blind- 
ness of  sorts  that  robs  people  of 
their  self-respect  and  their  ability 
to  see  far  more  than  just  words. 
Although  being  blind  is  usually 
permanent,  illiteracy  is  fairly  easy 
to  cure.  Maybe  through  our  help, 
people  like  John  could  learn  to 
read  and  have  the  ability  to  realize 
their  dreams. 

John  is  an  excellent  mechanic; 
people  drive  from  miles  away  to 
havehimworkontheircars.  Since 
he  works  for  someone  else,  John 
makes  relatively  low  wages  con- 
sidering his  expertise.  He  dreams 
of  owning  his  own  body  shop,  but 
one  thing  stands  in  the  way  of 
making  his  dream  a reality.  John 

John  is  not  alone. ..twenty-seven 
million  Americans  are  function- 
ally illiterate,  about  one  adult  in 
five.  Forty-seven  million  more 
are  able  to  read  on  only  the  most 
minimal  level.  Together,  that's 
about  75  million  Americans.. .one 
third  of  our  entire  population.  A 
lot  of  otlicrwi  se  talented  people  do 
not  reach  their  full  potential  due  to 
the  fact  they  cannot  read  or  write 

There  are  two  million  adults  in 
Illinois  who,  like  John,  who  need 
our  help.  As  concerned  students, 
we  all  realize  the  importance  of 
having  a society  of  educated  citi- 
zens. We  can  help  by  joining  the 
fight  against  illiteracy  and  encour- 
aging JJC  administration  to  do  the 

Launching  a program  that  would 
olfer  college  credit  for  students 
who  volunteer  to  serve  as  literacy 
tutors  would  be  a positive  step 

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March  14, 1995 


Dr.  Michael  Jeffords  from  the 
Illinois  Natural  History  Survey 
presented  a slide  program  on  Illi- 
nois’ Changing  Biodiversity  on 
Wednesday,  March  8,  1995,  at 
Noon.  The  presentation  was  free 
and  open  to  the  general  public. 

The  Illinois  Natural  History 
Survey  plays  an  important  role  in 
documenting  the  status  of  the 
State's  biological  resources  and 
educating  citizens  of  its  economic 
and  social  value.  Over  the  years 
the  Survey  has  conducted  long- 
term ecological  studies  around  the 
State  documenting  environmental 
changes  since  early  settlement.  The 
Survey  has  employed  many  natu- 
ralists who  later  became  major 
contributors  to  the  field  of  ecol- 

Dr.  Jeffords’  presentation  was 
sponsored  by  Joliet  Junior 
College's  Grass  Roots  Club.  The 
Grass  Roots  Club  Ls  made-up  of 
students  interested  in  persuing  ca- 
reers in  environmental  science  and 
biology.  Club  members  are  also 
active  in  restoring  the  college’s 
natural  areas.  Contact  Andy  Neill 
in  the  Natural  Science  Department 
at  729-9020  extension  2632  for 
additional  information  about  the 

Please  report  any  change  in  name, 
address,  phone  tt  or  major 
UPS  will  be  on  the  Bridge  recruit- 
ing on  March  20  and  March  22 
from  10am  to  2pm.  Also,  UPS  will 
be  in  the  cafeteria  recruiting  on 
March  21,  1995,  from  4pm  to 

The  Nature  Conservancy  and  col- 
lege hosted  this  year's  Insect  Moni- 
toring Workshop  on  Saturday, 
March  4,  1995.  This  year  Dr. 
Jeffrey  Glassberg,  president  of  the 
American  Butterfly  Association 
and  author  of  Butterflies  Through 
Binoculars,  presented  a program 
on  butterflies  and  their  conserva- 
tion. There  was  also  sessions  to 
review  local  population  trends, 
techniques  in  monitoring,  and  iden- 
tification of  butterflies.  Admis- 
sion to  Dr.  Glassberg’s  presenta- 
tion was  free  and  open  to  the  gen- 
eral public. 

For  close  to  a decade,  Nature  Con- 
servancy volunteers  have  been 
monitoring  butterfly  and  other  in- 
sect populations  on  local  nature 
preserves  to  document  their  diver- 
sity and  abundance.  Insect  popula- 
tions, like  the  canary  in  a coal 
mine,  reveal  changes  in  the  envi- 
ronment. By  studying  insect  di- 

versity and  their  relative  abun- 
dance, biologists  get  an  indication 
of  the  ecological  health  of  the  en- 
vironment. Many  areas  around 
Clticago  are  managed  to  restore 
their  natural  features.  Insect  moni- 
toring helps  land  stewards  evalu- 
ate the  success  of  these  restoration 

.For  more  information  contact 
Andy  Neill  in  the  Natural  Science 
Department  at  729-9020  exten- 
sion 2631 

Health  Services  is  sponsoring  a 
weight  loss  support  group  for  stu- 
5-150  pounds.  This  group  will 
focus  on  healthy  eating  habits  not 
DIET (Die-at-it).  Join  us  for  shar- 
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walk  together  and  talk  together  in 
an  effort  to  look  and  feel  better. 
We  will  be  meeting  Wednesdays 
at  Noon  in  room  K-0003. 

The  Joliet  Junior  College  Fine  Arts 
Department  will  present  a faculty 
recital  by  pianist  Sue  Malmbcrg. 
The  program  will  be  the  official 
dedication  of  the  recently  pur- 
chased Baldwin  Concert  Grand 
Piano.  The  piano  was  featured  for 

Call  on  DeVry  for  a career. 

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Collegc.Thc  program  will  include 
music  of  J.  S . Bach,  Haydn, Griff es 
and  Scott  Joplin. 

The  concert  will  be  on  Friday, 
April  7 at  7:30pm  in  the  Fine  Arts 
Theater  located  on  (lie  Main  Cam- 
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The  annual  St.  Patrick's  Day  Buf- 
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cafeteria  from  10am(o2pmandin 
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“Mini  Psychic  Fair"  will  be  pre- 
sented by  the  JJC  Parapsychology 
Club  on  Wed.,  March  22,  1995, 
from  5 to  8pm  in  the  cafeteria. 
Live!  Activities  will  include  psy- 
chic  readings,  psychic  personality 

testing,  face  reading,  Reiki,  Hand- 
writing analysis,  runes  und  more. 
Call  a friend — und  come  to  tlic 

FRIDAY,  May  12,  1995,  7pin 

Nicholas  Sistler's  DISTILLA- 
TIONS exhibit  (Goaclie  Paintings) 
arc  on  display  in  the  Laura  A. 
Sprague  Gallery  until  March  24. 

Pianist  Zhe  Tang  will  be  perform- 
ing in  the  Musica  Viva  Rccilul  in 
the  Fine  Arts  Theater  Sunday, 
March  19,  ut  3pm 

' 'Focusing”  is  on  educational,  men- 
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Gendlin,  Professor  at  the  Univer- 
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jipproucti  to  therapy  and  utilizes 
the  connectedness  between  mind 
iui<j  body.  Focusing  is  best  under- 
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"inner  bodv  wisdom"  to  leum  what 
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named  to  ihe  Region  IV  all-tour- 
nament team. 

With  Paul  Nondas  and  Haris 
Mujezinovic  ladened  with  three 
fouls  for  most  of  the  second  half, 
thcChapanrals  continued  to  pound 
it  inside.  Many  of  Nadelhoffer’s 
and  6’7”  center  Steve  Wit's  (22 
points,  11  boards)  buckets  were 
on  uncontested  lay-ups.  "When 
Haris  picked  up  hLs  fourth  foul  1 ate 

" When  you  try  to  stop  a 
team 's  hottest  shooter  and 
you  can 't,  you  can 't  stop 
his  team,  either." 

-Wolves  Assistant  Coach 
John  Jones 

in  the  game,  he  began  to  play  ten- 
tatively," cites  head  coach  Pat 
Klingler.  "In  a gume  of  this  mag- 
nitude, you  have  to  play  smart  and 
give  it  your  all  ’until  Ihe  end.  The 
boUom  line  is  they  played  a better 
game  than  us.  They  drew  up  a 
gameplan  andexccutcd  it  to  a tee," 
adds  coach  K. 

The  Chaps  shot  an  astounding 
71%  from  the  Field  in  the  second 
half  on  25-35  from  the  field  and 
also  managed  to  score  31  of  their 
34  second  half  possessions. 

DuPagc  led  by  11  before  the 
Wolves  managed  to  pull  within 
five  points,  92-87,  with  1:24  left. 
The  soon-thereafler-regional 
champs  closed  out  the  battle  with 
a 13-1  run  to  seal  JJC’s  fate. 

Before  being  ejected  for  two 
consecutive  technical  fouls, sopho- 
more-transfer Jamail  Pritchett 
scored  17  points  to  conclude  an 
overly  impressive,  oneyear  stint  at 
JJC.  Craig  B runes,  Nondas,  and 
Mujezinovic  closedout  their  illus- 
trious JJC  careers  with  24  points, 
10  points,  and  1 1 rebounds  re- 
spectively. The  *94-‘95  Wolves 
finished  will)  a school  best  basket- 
ball record  of  28-4. 

The  105-88  loss  was  the  worst 
suffered  by  JJC  this  year  and 
snapped  the  Wolves  13-gamewin- 
ning  streak.  The  17  point  setback 
was  the  second  defeat  in  three 
games  versus  DuPage  this  season. 
The  26-7  Chaparrals  begin  the 
quest  for  the  national  title  indown- 
slate  Danville  on  March  16-18. 

The  victory  proved  to  be  ex- 
tremely sweet  for  Chap’s  head 
coach  Don  Klaas.  It  was  his  first 
regional  championship  in  19  years. 
“If  I had  to  lose  my  final  game  at 
JJC,  I wouldn't  have  wanted  it  to 
be  against  anyone  else.  Don  is  a 
class  act.  His  guys  will  be  running 
on  emotion,"  says  Klingler,  “and 
they  can’t  afford  a let  down  in  this 
two  week  layofT.  But  you  can  bet 
I’ll  be  there  to  cheer  him  on." 

Blazer  7 


Under  the  shadows  of  future 
Division  I powers  like  Pritchett, 
Mujczinovic,  andNondas,  this  6'  2" 
shooting  guard  has  managed  to  do 
what  only  two  others  in  Joliet  Jun- 
ior College  basketball  history  have 

Craig  Brunes,  in  his  two  year 
stint  at  JJC,  managed  to  rack  up 
1000  career  points,  a feat  only 
matched  by  Scott  Hassenjacger  in 
1993  and  Haris  Mujczinovic  this 
past  season. 

Brunes  eclipsed  the  milestone 
with  a ten  foot  jumper  in  the  last 
two  minutes  of  a home  confronta- 
tion vs.  Moraine  Valley. 

“It  was  definitely  an  honor,  but 
my  individual  accomplishments 
were  second  to  my  teammates  and 
our  success,”  exclaims  Brunes. 

The  Wolves  have  since  been  de- 
feated in  the  Region  IV  champion- 
ship game  versus  Dupage,  Craig's 
final  JJC  game  in  which  he  tallied 
24  points  and  seven  assists. 

Craig  Brunes  continues  to  be 
shadowed  by  the  likes  of  the 
Wolves’  big  men.  but ‘T  am  hap- 
pier being  consistent  on  the  court 
than  I would  be  if  I were  in  the 
spotlight.  I am  not  concerned  with 
receiving  all  of  the  praise,"  says 
Brunes.  Mujezinovic  and  Nondas 



say  that,"  slates  Brunes. 

Brunes  led  the  '95  Wolves  in 
three- point  percentage,.  377%,  and 
was  second  in  scoring,  17.3  ppg., 
steals,  1.5  spg.,  and  assists  with 
6.4percontest.  Inconferenceplay, 
lie  was  among  the  leaders  in  scor- 
ing and  assists  and  was  third  in 
three-point  percentage  with  43%. 

March  14, 1995 


Joliet  Junior  Cbllege  continues 
the  year  of  "De  fending  Their  Den" 
as  Head  Coach  Wayne  King  and 
his  baseball  team  prepare  to  de- 
fend their  national  title. 

Returning  tlirec  starters  from  last 

Craig  closed  out  his  illustrious  two-  year  when  the  Wolves  finished 

year  career  finishing  with  a 17  w‘0>  a bes*  evcr  46-11  record. 

ppg.  scoring  average  with  t 

havesignedtheirlettersofintentlo  -499shooling  percentage  from  the 
Division  I powers,  Indiana  and  St.  field  while  assisting  5.9 1 

Louis  respectively,  but  Bnines  has 
yet  to  decide  his  future  plans.  “It 
may  seem  funny,  but  I was  more 
concerned  with  our  team  than  my 
future.  Iwouldhavereally wanted 
to  leave  with  another  ring,  but  we 
managed  to  win  at  least  one  na- 
tional title.  Not  too  many  guys  can 

shooting  .318%  from  behind  the 

Brunes  came  to  JJC  out  of 
Bro  wnsburg  H . S.  in  Indiana  where 
he  is  the  all-time  leader  in  points, 
assists,  and  three-pointers.  Brunes, 
in  1993,  was  third  runner-up  for 
Mr.  Basketball  in  Indiana. 


Kresl,  Sullivan  to  head  surge  in  % 

The  JJC  women's  basketball 
team  has  concluded  the  irseasonof 
few  ups  and  many  downs  as  they 
look  towards  a promising  future. 
Next  year  the  Wolves  will  i 

starting  forwards  Jane  Kresl  and 
Magen  Sullivan  to  help  Tim 
Johnson’s  second  time  around  turn 
out  more  productive. 

Fielding  a team' of  only  seven 
girls  for  most  of  the  year,  first  year 
hcadcoachUm  Johnson  has  much 
to  build  on  for  ‘95- ‘96.  Kresl,  a 

5’8"  Dwight  H.S.  graduate,  was 
eighth  inconference  with  12.3  ppg. 
and  fifth  with  10  rpg.  “I  hope  to 
improve  in  the  offseason  on  box- 
ing out  and  my  ball  handling 
skills,"  states  Kresl.  “With  Magen 
and  I coming  back  next  year,  our 
experience  will  play  an  important 
role  in  our  team's  success." 

The  5'8"  Sullivan,  a Minooka 
H.S.  product,  also  averaged  12.3 
points  a contest  in  the  N4C  while 
fini  shing  second  wi  th  a 3 3%  Uirec- 
point  shooting  percentage.  “With 
all  the  adversity  our  team  faced 
this  season,  lliere  won’t  be  any- 
thing next  year  we  won’t  be  ready 
for,"  says  Sullivan.  "Even  though 
we  lost  often,  we  played  competi- 
tively and  never  quit.  That  says  a 
lot  about  our  seven- woman  team." 

Frustration  hung  over  Johnson's 
squad  for  much  of  the  year.  A 
bright  outlook  was  apparent  at 
season's  outset.  However,  injury 
to  5'  10”  freshman  Lynn  Burton 
and  the  loss  of  three  otliers  left 
Johnson  with  his  back  against  the 
wall.  "We'dsurebethebesithree- 
on-three  team  in  the  area  if  lliat 
counts  for  anything,"  he  jokes.  "It 

Coach  King  sees  that  experience 
will  play  an  inlrigual  role  this  sea- 
son. “It’s  not  my  team,"  he  says. 
'Those  sophomores  who  worked 
hard  a year  ago  know  what  it  takes 
to  win.  It's  their  team"  Three 
starters  from  94’ s championship 
squad  return  in  '95  and  have  been 
cited  nationally  as  among  the  best 
onlhcJClcvcl.  Heading  the  trio  of 
returnees  Is  Lockport  H.S.  standout 
Mark  Golls  who  boasted  a .383 
BA.  with  12  HR’s  and  84  RBI's  in 
'94  earning  him  All-  American  sta- 
tus. Providence  Catholic’s  Matt 
Dunne  will  take  on  (he  duies  at  3B 
again  after  hilling  .380  in  '94  while 
shortstop  Brandy  Brenczewski,  a 
Joliet  Catholic  product,  brings  to 
the  table  a. 329  BA.  "Last  year  we 
played  quality  opponents  and 
learned  how  to  win,"  says  'Ski'. 
‘To  begin  '95,  we've  gone  back  to 
the  basics  and  are  doing  what  it 
l last  year.  Our  focus  is 

will  play  in  left.  Lincoln-Way 
alumni  Joe  Boers  will  play  I B and 
Mark  Raciti  from  Morris  will  pla- 
toon with  Providence  grad  Eric 
Baranak  behind  the  plate. 

Unlike  (he  94'  squad,  this  year's 
team  lacks  pitching  depth.  Only 
JT  West's  Mike  Paskvan, 
Lockport 's  Brian  Sullivan  and 
Mike  Chubinski  from  Thorton- 
Fraclionul  have  experience  from 
last  year.  Of  the  46  wins  the  staff 
totalled  in  94’ , this  threesome  com- 
bined for  only  nine  of  (hem.  “We 
know  this  season's  staff  is  young 
and  inexperienced,"  says  Dunne. 
‘Thai  just  means  as  a defensive 
unit  we’ll  have  to  pick  it  up  a 
notch."  , 

Nate  Wills,  a Joliet  Catholic  grad 
and  Manatee  C.C.  (FL)  transfer, 
will  be  looked  at  to  pick  up  the 
slack 'along  with  Bolingbrook's 
ilame-lhrowing  lefty  KevinCasey. 
“We'll  definitely  be  unseasoned 
on  the  mound," cringes  King.  "But 
if  the  defense  behind  (his  young 
staff  plays  well,  good  things  will 

This  year’s  conference  compe- 
tition shapes  up  to  make  the  N4C  a 
conference  to  watch.  College  of 
Dupage,  who  JJC  went  4- 1 vs.  Iasi 
year,  and  Triton  Community  Col- 
lege, who  gave  the  Wolves  their 

Coach  King’s  squad  has  been 
ranked  no.  1 in  many  polls.  How- 
ever, he  sees  that  asonly  a number. 
"Whether  we're  ranked  no.  1 or 
151,  we'll  continue  to  do  things 
the  same  way,”  he  states.  "The 
only  thing  created  by  a no.  1 billing 
is  a lot  of  talk.  We  know  people 
will  be  geared  up  to  play  us,  but 

The  1995  Wolves  are  comprised 
of  mostly  urea  talent.  All  but  one, 
freshman  infielder  Bob  Preston 
from  Alexander  H.S.  of  Ohio,  hail 
from  surrounding  high  schools. 
'That  says  a lot  for  the  local  pro- 
grams," King  mentions.  "The 
Joliet  area  has  always  had  a good 
baseball  background." 

Some  new  faces  in  '95  will  see 
thefieldcomeopeningday.  Fresh- 
man Kevin  Quinn  from  JCA  will 
play  right  field  while  Scott 
Waxweiler.  a Lockport  graduate, 
was  extremely  frustrating  loknow 
we  lost  so  many  games  because 
we  had  foul  trouble,”  says  sopho- 
more point  gu  ard  Jen  Larson,"  and 
there  were  games  where  we  were 
just  tired  and  had  few  options  on 
the  bench  to  help  us."  "We  know 
we’re  better  than  most  teams  we 
lost  to,”  says  sophomore  guard 
Maggan  Crump.  “We  just  don't 
have  anything  to  show  for  it." 

The  Wolves  fins  bed  the  season 
11-18  (4-6)  and  fifth  in  the  North 
Central  Community  College  Con- 
ference. Sophomore  Elaine  Baglcy 
averaged  11.8  ppg  in  N4C  play 
and  was  third  in  the  conference 
with  1 2 rpg.  Amy  Phillips  aver- 
aged 7.2  rebounds,  six  assists,  and 
2.7  steals  per  game  while  Jen 
Larson,  Magen  Sullivan,  and 
Maggan  Crump  averaged  5.9, 4.8, 
and  3.5  apg.  respectively. 

will  both  be  looking  to  dctiironc 
the  champs.  JJC  went  11-1  last 
year  in  N4C  play  Regionul  com- 
petitors like  South  Suburbun  and 
Waubonsee  should  be  lough  also. 
The  Wolves  finished  regional  play 
a year  ago  with  an  slaggenng  33-4 

“As  long  us  we  don’t  pul  tot) 
much  pressure  on  ourselves,  we'll 
be  okay,"  says  Gotts.  "I  know  we 
can  come  (ogetlicr  and  take  our 
youth  and  experience  and  mold  it 
into  another  champion” 

Spending  March  20-24  in  Ten- 
nessee, the  Wolves  return  to  battle 
at  Kishwaukeeon  die  29th.  JJC's 
home  opener  is  on  the  3 1st.  at  1:30 
p.m.  versus  Aurora  C.C.  (JV). 
Conference  play  gets  under  way 
pn  April  1 as  the  Wolves  play  host 
to  Illinois  Valley  at  noon,  who 
they  pummeled  in  '94  14-1  und 

Blazer  8 

March  14, 1995 


0 JJC  ended  the 
season  hot,  played 
well  in  playoffs 
be/biv  Chaparral 

On  February  17,  JJC  squared 
off  against  Elgin  C.C.  in  the  N4C 
Challenge.  Cutting  the  Wolves' 
lead  to  as  little  as  two,  Elgin  could 
get  no  closer  in  the  second  half 
finally  losing  94-75.  Jamail 
Pritchett  led  all  scorers  with  28 
while  Craig  B runes  chipped  in  10 
points  and  eight  assists.  Haris 
Mujezinovic  poured  in  18  points 
and  grabbed  12  boards.  Greg 
Himlercameoff  the  bench  to  score 
a season  high  20  points  en  route  to 
the  team’s  second  triple-double  of 
the  season  (12  rebounds  and  11 
assists).  Ty  Calderwood  had  the 

The  conference  championship 
was  at  stake  when  the  Wolves 
hosted  Triton  C.C.  on  the  18th. 
Rock  Valley  had  defeated  College 
of  DuPage  64-62  earlier  in  the 
week  to  give  JJC  the  opportunity 
to  claim  the  conference  title  with  a 
win  over  the  Trojans.  For  the  first 
lime  this  season,  JJC  showcased 
six  players  in  double  figures  with 
B runes  and  Pritchett  leading  the 
way  with  22  each.  Himler  scored 
19  and  brought  down  10  rebounds 
while  Nondas  and  Calderwood(  1 3 
assists)  had  13  points  apiece. 
Mujezinovic addedlOpoints.  The 
entire  starting  five  for  JJC  man- 
aged to  have  four  fouls  each  with 
nearl  y 8 : 00  re  main  in  g i n the  g amc . 
However,  smart  defense  and  good 
clock  management  enabled  the 
Wolves  to  come  out  a 101-86  vic- 
tor. It  was  the  second  conference 
championship  in  the  last  three  years 
for  JJC. 

The  26-3  Wolves  began  de- 
fense of  their  NJCAA II  National 
Championship  with  a 96-62 
trouncing  of  N4C  competitor 
Harper  C.C.  in  the  first  round  of 
playoff  action.  JJC,  3-0  versus  the 
Hawks  this  season,  had  spanked 

the  feathered  opposition  by  an  av- 
erage of  33.4  ppg.  Paul  Nondas 
came  out  of  the  woodwork  to  lead 
all  scorers  with  25.  Nondas  also 
outre  bounded  the  entire  Harper 
team  20-18.  B runes  scored  20 
points  in  only  21  minutes  while 
Himler  and  Mujezinovic  had  14 
apiece.  Calderwood  assisted  12 
times  while  scoring  1 1 points. 

In  the  second  round  of  the  play- 
offs, the  Wolves  took  on  the  nu  m- 
ber  eight  seed  and  N4C  foe  Triton 
C.C  for  the  second  time  in  seven 
days.  The  visiting  Trojans  (lb- 
14)  got  out  to  an  early  8-0  lead  and 
took  a 45-43  advantage  at  the  half. 
Swapping  leads  the  entire  second 
half,  JJC  avoided  major  foul 
trouble  to  defeat  Triton  103-90. 
Pritchett  totalled  29  points  and  10 
rebounds  to  pace  the  victors. 
Nondas  and  B runes  had  1 9 and  1 6 
points  respectively  while 
Mujezinovic  muscled  his  way  to  a 
16point,  15  rebound  performance. 
Himler  kept  contributing  with  his 
second  triple-double  in  four  games 
totalling  14  points,  10  boards,  and 
13  assists. 

Semifinal  action  pitied  the 
Wolves  against  former  conference 
competitor  Moraine  Valley  at 
Sauk  Valley  College  in  Dixon,  IL 
on  March  1.  JJC  dismantled  the 
Marauders  by  26  and  34  points 
earlier  this  season.  Moraine  did 
not  score  for  nearly  the  first  four 
minutes  while  JJC  managed  to 
build  a 20-7  advantage.  The  Ma- 
rauders went  on  a 10-0  run  to  cut 
the  lead  to  three  and  at  the  half  the 
Wolves  led  28-24.  Second  half 
action  saw  JJC  open  up  a twenty 
point  lead  before  finally  upending 
Moraine  75-53.  Pritchett  led  all 
scorers  with  28  whi  le  Calderwood 
tallied  13  points  and  nine  assists. 
Mujezinovic  mustered  up  16  and 
grabbed  18  rebounds. 

Kish waukee*  C.C. . UiffWghest 
scoring  team  in  the  NJCAA  Divi- 
sion II,  was  defeated  by  C.O.D  in 
the  other  semi-final  game  to  pit 
the  Wolvesagainsl  the  Chaparrals 
for  the  regional  championship  on 
the  3rd.  JJC  split  with  Dupage  this 
season  losing  86-82  at  home  and 
winning  87-75  there.  JJC  was 
ranked  second  and  C.O.D  tenth 
nationally  among  NJCAA  Divi- 
sion II  teams. 

1995  JJC  Wolves  Softball  Team 

The  one  year  reign  of  Joliet 
Junior  College  as  the  National 
Junior  College  Athletic  Associa- 
tion Division  II  national 
champions  has  ended.  So,  too, 
has  the  reign  of  Pat  Klinger  as 
JJCs  men’s  head  basketball 
coach . 

Just  hours  before  his  team  lost 
the  Region  IV  championship,  Pat 
Klingler  accepted  the  head  coach- 
ing job  at  Florida’s  Palm  Beach 
C.C.  Klingler,  whose  team  lost 
the  Region  IV  championship  105- 
88  to  College  of  DuPage , will  also 
leave  vacant  the  Athletic  Director 
duties  he  received  just  a year  ago. 
Coach  K will  remain  under  con- 
tract with  JJC  until  May  1. 

Klingler  will  receive  a pay  in- 
crease to  coach  at  a Division  I 
school  with  12  scholarships  allo- 
cated to  the  basketball  program. 
But  neither  of  those  positives  was 
the  deciding  factor.  "The  finan- 
cial offer  was  a very  minor  issue,” 
says  Klingler.  ‘Geographies  was 
far  and  away  the  deciding  factor. 
The  Palm  Beach  area  is  not  only  a 
beautiful  place  to  livebut  it's  over- 
flowing with  basketball  talent.” 
The  facilities  add  another  positive 
facet  to  the  job.  The  NBA's  Mi- 
ami Heat  use  Palm  Beach  C.C.  as 
their  home  for  preseason  play. 

“I  don’t  see  that  coaching  at  a 
D-l  school  will  be  too  different 
from  what  I've  done  here.  We’ve 
played  D-l  schools  from  around 
here  and  from  Florida," 


\ler  To  Coach  In  Florida 

Pat  Klingler  (right)  and  assistant 
coach  Sean  Schroeder  (left)  are 
heading  to  the  land  of  oranges. 

with  the  way  I’ve  done  it  here  so  I 
don’t  plan  to  change  anything. 
What  you  see  is  what  you  get." 
Klingler  will  replace  eight  year 
head  coach  Scott  Pospichael  who 
leaves  to  enter  private  business. 
'There’s  no  bitter  feelings  between 
the  two  of  us,"  says  Coach  K. 
“Scott  will  be  doing  something 
he’s  always  wanted  and  I’ll  be 
coaching  on  the  beach,  something 
I've  dreamed  of." 

Joining  Klingler  in  the  Sunshine 
State  will  be  assistant  coach  Scan 
Schroeder  and  possibly  the 
backcourt  tandem  of  Ty 
Calderwood  and  Lee  Lampley 
Calderwood,  a JT Central  grad  who 
went  6-8  from  3pt.  land  in  the  first 

and  Lampley,  a Rockford-Boylan 
product  who  had  an  All-Ameri- 
can-like  senior  year,  will  consult 
with  Klingleron  the  idea.  “I  would 
love  to  bring  those  two  along.  I 
recruited  them  [Calderwood  and 
Lampley]  heavily.  They  made  a 
commitment  to  the  program  and  I 
made  one  to  them,"  Coach 
Klingler  says.  ‘The  offer  to  play 
for  me  in  Florida  has  been  made  to 
them.  We'll  sec  what  comes  of 

The  vacancies  for  the  head 
coaching  and  athletic  director  po- 
sitions will  be  filled  as  soon  as 
possible.  Assistant  men's  basket- 
ball coach  Mike  Martin  has  ex- 
pressed interest  in  the  coaching 
job.  JJC  plans  to  look  internally 
and  outside  of  the  school  for 
Klingler’s  predccessor(s). 

Klingler  leaves  behind  a bas- 
ketball program  with  anengine  he 
overhauled.  Prior  to  his  arrivul, 
the  Wolves  had  compiled  a 10- 
year  record  of  86-207.  One  na- 
tional championship,  two  confer- 
ence championships,  tliree  con- 
secutive trips  to  nationals,  and  four 
years  later,  Pat  Klingler  leaves 
with  an  unprecedented  111-29 
record.  “I’ll  always  remember 
JJC  because  this  js  where  I got  my 
sturt.  All  those  people  who'vc 
stuck  by  me,  especially  Dr. 
[Raymond]  Pietak,  Dr.  [Joelyn] 
Ainley,  and  Fred  Bettarelli,  and 
believed  in  what  I was  capable  of 
I thank  for  theirsupport,"  Klingler 
emphasizes.  ‘The  players  I've 
coached  I know  will  be  successful 
in  basketball  and  in  life.  I feel 

Klingler.  "I’ve  been  successful  half  of  the  regional  championship,  partly  responsible  for  that." 




1995  Softball  Preview 

Top  iuw  (L-  R):  Autumn  Palomino.  Karen  Koeroer.  Amy  Phillips,  Jane  Kresl, 

Michelle  Opyd.Tri -Captain  Maggan  Crump,  Amy  Prieboy.JeanmneMarquanll, 

Julie  Brunner.  Bottom  row:  Denys  Berta,  Amy  Costanza,  Amie  Casey,  head 
coach  Jack  Smith.  Christina  Ponto.  Tri-Captain  Colleen  Hiller,  Tri-Captuin  Jen 
Larson.  Front  row:  Ukia,  the  wolf. 

The  crack  of  the  bat. . .the  thump 
of  the  ball  meeting  the  glove. . .the 
crowd. . . the  dirt,  and,  of  course, 
the  girls.  Ah  yes,  softball  season  is 
just  around  the  comer. 

After  the  last  two  seasons  with 
sub  500 records.  Head  Coach  Jack 
Smith  has  a feeling  that  the  third 
time  around  will  be  a charm.  A 
17-32  record  in  94'  is  misleading. 
1 0 losses  were  to  four  year  schools 
while  the  Wolves  were  the  lone 
conference  team  that  suceeded  in 
defeating  College  of  DuPage.  But 
by  returning  six  players  from  last 
year's  squad  and  bringing  in  nine 
new  faces,  Smith' s hopes  are  high. 

Problems  on  the  mound  plagued 
the  Wolves  a year  ago.  but,  in  '95 
it  will  be  their  key  to  sucess.  Last 
year’sno.  1 pitcher  andJoliet  West 
grad  Amy  Prieboy  will  return  to 
head  the  staff  and  be  one  of  three 
captains.  Freshman  Amy 
Costanza,  hailing  from  Lincoln- 
Way,  along  willi  Michele  Opyd 
from  Dwight,  who  had  off-season 

fool  surgery,  will  sec  much  hurling 
time.  Smith’s  leading  hitter  in '94, 
Colleen  Hiller,  who  will  play  1 B 
and  CF primarily,  will  also  helpout 
on  the  mound  when  needed. 

'95  shapes  up  to  be  another  of- 
fensive outburst  for  Hiller,  another 
captain.  Hitting  .429  in  conference 
play  while  finishing  a team  second 
in  RBI’s,  Hiller,  a Joliet  Catholic 
Academy  produc  t,is  cou  nted  on  by 
Smith  for  great  amounts  of  leader- 

The  final  component  of  the 
captaining  trio  is  sophomore  short- 
stop Maggan  Crump.  An  alumni 
of  Minooka  H.S.,  Cramp  hopes  to 
improve  at  least  50  points  on  her 
.302  average  from  '94.  “Maggan 
has  the  best  hands  in  the  field  that  I 
have  ever  seen,"  compliments 

The  infield  will  showcase  a solid 
array  of  talent.  Returnees  Denys 
Berta,  a Rccd-Cusler  H.S.  gradu- 
ate will  start  at  IB,  while  point- 
guard  Jen  Larson  will  trade  in  her 
hi-lops  for  cleaLs  at  the  hot  comer. 
Both  Opyd  and  Costanza  will  sec 

infield  time  when  they're  not  oil 
themound.  Dwight’s  Julie  Bruner 
and  JT  West’s  Karen  Koenicr  will 
holddown  the  fort  behind  the  plate. 

The  outfield  will  be  comprised 
of  reluming  left  fielder  Jcannine 
Marquardt  from  JT  West  who  will 
also  spend  some  time  as  DH. 
Freshmen  Jane  Kresl  (Dwight 
H.S.),  Autumn  Palomino  (Lin- 
coln-Way),  Christina  Ponto  (Joliet 
Central)  and  sopliomore  transfer 
Amy  Phillips  from  Joliet  West 
will  all  jockey  for  outfield  posi- 

. The  pieces  of  the  puzzle  arc 
finally  fitting  together  for  Coach 
Smith  and  his  Wolves.  Burring 
injury  and  ineligibility,  the  season 
shapes  up  to  be  intense. 

The  Wolves  open  their  1995 
campaign  with  a trip  to  Lake  City, 
Florida  from  March  20-24.  On 
the  29th.,  JJC  will  play  its  home 
opener  against  College  of  St. 
Francis’  JV  squad,  and  the  fol- 
lowing day,  the  Wolves  will  host 
Oakton  C.C.  The  first  pilch  will 
be  tossed  out  ut  3 p.m. 





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Volume  66  Issue  4 Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper 

April  10, 1995 

Some  serious  trash  talk 

Congress  Proposes 
Financial  Aid  Cuts 

ting  student  aid  is  a bad  idea, 
because  college  is  the  best  in- 
vestment in  America's  future." 

Though  (he  alliance  supports 
federal  deficit  reduction  efforts, 
the  group  believes  that  cutting 
student  aid  will  cost  U.S.  lax 
payers  in  the  long  run.  Statistics 
show  that  student  aid  more  than 
pays  for  itself  by  stimulating  the 
economy,  expanding  the  lax  base, 
and  increasing  productivity. 

If  you  are  a student  this  docs 
afreet  you,  and  you  do  have  the 
power  to  make  a difference.  The 
Alliance  to  Save  Student  Aid  has 
created  a telephone  line  that  con- 
nects callers  to  their  members  of 
Congress  to  tell  them  why  the 
opportunity  to  go  to  college  is 
important  and  why  student  aid 
should  not  be  cut  It  costs  $3. 65 
to  call,  and  if  the  call  does  not  go 
through,  a fax  message  will  be 
sent  in  the  name  of  lire  caller. 
The  number  is:  1-800-574-4  AID 
or  (1-800-574-4243). 

When  writing  to  members  of 
Congress,  the  salutations  Dear 
Senator and  Dear  Rep- 
resentative  should  be 

used.  The  Senate  address  desig- 
nations SR,  SD,  and  SH  stand  for 
Russell,  Dirksen  and  Hart  Office 
Buildings  respectively.  For 
House  Offices,  duee  digit  office 
numbers  are  in  the  Cannon  Build- 

ing, four  digit  numbers  begin- 
ning with  1 are  in  die  Longs  worth 
Building,  and  four  digit  number 
beginning  with  2 are  in  the 
Rayburn  Building.  All  Senate 
offices  have  the  zip  code  20510 
and  all  House  offices  have  the 
zip  code  20515.  Letters  should 
be  addressed  as  shown  below. 

The  Honorable  Arlen  Specter 
530  Hart  Senate  Office  Build- 

Washington,  D.C.  20510 

The  Hunorahle  John  Porter 
2373  Rayburn  House  Olfice 

Washington,  D.C.  20515 

The  following  individuals  serve 
asprimary  contacts  for  The  Alli- 
ance to  save  student  Aid: 
David  Merkowitz,  ACE,  (202) 

David  Warren,  NAICU,  (202) 

Dallas  Martin,  NASFAA,  (202) 

Laura  McClinlock,  USSA, 
(202)  347-8772 

Once  again,  the  “Save  Student 
AicT’hollineis:  1-800-574-4AID. 
It  costs  $3.65  to  call,  but  not 
calling  could  cost  you  an  cduca- 

by  Nicole  Bymslde 

news  editor 

friends  and  laziness.  Notice  the  proximity  of  the  garbage  can  to  the 
trash  lying  a just  short  distance  away.  Should  JJC  introduce  a class 
in  Responsibility  101?  Or  have  these  students  made  sure  the  custo- 
diaiu  will  never  be  dutile&s?  ptxxo  try  M&T0JS  WlkSCmm 

student  aid  that  congress  is  pro- 
posing. She  states  that  75%  of  all 
s provided  by  the 
ssls  con- 
templating cutting  nearly  $20 

next  5 years.  This  would  in- 
crease student  loan  deb  is  by  up  to 
50  percent  and  reduce  grant  and 
work-study  programs.  It  is  pro- 
po-seti  Uiat  $9.6  billion  am  be  cut 
by  eliminating  student  interest 
exemption,  $7.1  billion  through 

and  SSIG  programs,  and  $3.4 
billion  through  additional  student 
interest  exemption  based  on 
higher  loan  volume  and  interest 

lies  would  borrow  more  to  make 
up  for  loss  of  grants  and  work- 
study.  If  approved,  this  would 
result  in  the  largest  increase  of 
college  costs  in  the  nation’s  his- 

Frierson  discusses  "a  new  ini- 
tiative" called.  The  Alliance  to 
Save  Student  Aid.  Their  goal  Is 
“to  Hood  congress  with  thou- 
sands of  calls  and  letters  from 
Americans  who  agree  dial  cut- 

Bridge Entertainment 

What  Do  You  Like? 

by  Nicole  Bymstde 

news  editor 

Attention  students!  Lay 
down  those  playing  cards,  cut 
short  those  between  class  dirt 
sessions,  and  be  on  the  lookout 
for  a more  stimulating  way  to 
spend  your  free  time.  The  De- 
partment of  Student  Services 
is  putting  serious  thought  into 
making  changes  in  the  enter- 
tainment on  the  bridge.  The 
new  plan  involves  you. 

Marisu  Johnson,  Director  of 
Student  Services,  feeLs  that  the 

current  entertainment  pro- 
gram Is  not  working.  She  says, 
“We  did  have  a group  of  stu- 
dents that  selected  the  enter- 
tainment for  this  year,  the  en- 
tertainment on  the  bridge,  and 
the  entertainment  in  the  the- 
ater. However,  we  find  that  we 
are  not  getting  a good  response. 
We  have  to  beg  people  to  come, 
and  when  they  do,  there  are 
other  people  out  being  noisy, 
so  that  people  we  begged  to 
come  can’t  hear  the  entertain- 
ment anyway.  So  we  are  tak- 
ing a look  at  the  fact  that  this  Ls 

not  making  very  good  use  of 
student  fee  money.  If  nolaidy 
really  wants  the  entertainment, 
or  is  not  interested  in  it,  then 
why  should  we  use  money  that 
way  when  there  might  be  bet- 
ter use  for  it  in  other  clubs, 
organizations  or  other  types 
of  programming? 

"We  started  a student  coffee 
house  this  year,  where  we’ve 
had  student  performers  and 
it’s  l>een  pretty  successful.  So 
what  we’re  tliinkingul>out  is  if 
we  have  a lot  of  talented  per- 
formers out  there  who  are  stu- 
dents, perhaps  what  we  should 
do  Ls  hold  some  auditions  for 
students  who  would  l>e  willing 
to  perform  on  the  bridge  in 
front  of  the  union  program, 

audition  them,  pick  out  say  ten, 
one  for  each  month  that  we’re 
in  classes.  To  perform  we 
would  pay  them  two  or  three 
hundred  dollars  per  perfor- 
mance, and  then  have  either  a 
talent  show  at  the  end  of  the 
year  that  culminates  all  of  these 
student  performances  or,  have 
a group  of  students  who  are 
selected  throughout  the  year  to 
watch  these  performers  and 
judge  them  as  they ’re  perform- 
ing, and  at  the  end  of  the  year 
have  a grand  prize  of  around  a 
thousand  dollars  or  so.  That 
way  we  still  have  musical  per- 
formances, comedy,  or  what 
have  you,  where  students  are 
still  getting  some  degree  of  en- 
tertainment, but  we  are  not 

spending  the  huge  amounts  of 
money  that  we  ha  ve  been  in  the 

Marisa  Johnson  notes  that 
this  opportunity  Ls  for  students 
only,  giving  them  a chance  to 
improve  their  performance 
skills  and  earn  a little  extra 
money.  All  non-student  enter- 
tainment is  excluded. 

Before  you  put  on  your  danc- 
ing shoes,  tune  your  guitars,  or 
warm  up  your  singing  voices, 
find  your  speaking  voice  and 
show  your  support  (or  disap- 
proval if  that  l»e  the  case)  for 
the  new  program  being  con- 
sidered by  the  Department  of 
Student  Services.  Your  voice 
will  be  heard  when  you  call  the 
Student  Concerns  Line  x2646. 

Preserve  the  tnvironment.  Pecyde  Newspaper. 

Blazer  2 

April  10, 1995 


What  Spring  has 
done  to  me  and 
fellow  students 

by  Beverty  F.  Bell 

It's  April  already.  I can  hardly  believe  it.  Terpi  papers  are  being 
handed  in,  and  Spring  Fever  has  settled  in  students  and  teachers  alike. 

The  natives  are  restless  again. 

1 wish  I could  count  the  number  of  times  I've  heard  "I'm  3 credits 
short  of  graduation"  or  "They  denied  my  graduation  application."  I 
could  scream!  I don't  know  why  this  is  happening  to  our  students,  but 
I'd  certainly  like  to  find  out.  Maybe  if  someone  wrote  to  me  explaining 
their  personal  trauma  concerning  this  issue,  we  could  alleviate 
someone's  future  susceptibility  for  similar  distress.  Is  this  a deal? 

If  you  thought  the  noise  on  the  bridge  was  unfavorable,  I'll  bet 
you  can't  wait  for  the  75  to  80  degree  weather  to  quiet  down  our  bridge 
friends.  I'm  not  ignoring  the  problem  by  being  sarcastic,  but  there  is 
a real  concern  there.  In  fact,  it  is  everywhere.  My  hypothesis  is 
students  know  they  are  in  college,  free  to  roam  as  they  please, 
whatever  the  cost  to  surrounding  people  and  property.  This  campus 
is  huge,  and  can  accomodate  mere  gatherings  of  friends,  club  meet- 
ings, paper  ball/softball  games,  nature  walks,  space  for  loud  jokes,  a 
few  relationship  breakups,  and  the  list  is  endless.  Although  this  Is 
college,  extra-curricular  activities  should  be  held  outside,  especially 
spitwad  fights  and  "Motel  JJC"  situations.  Student  support  of  this 
policy  can  only  help  in  the  betterment  of  JJC. 

I've  got  to  take  a break  from  my  flippancy.  Please  understand  I 
meant  no  intentional  disrespect.  Now  111  continue  with  some  "good 

My  deepest  admiration  and  appreciation  goes  to  everyone  who 
supports  the  good  things  about  JJC.  At  a recent  club  sponsors 
meeting,  I saw  many  sponsors  and  club  members  take  an  active  role 
in  making  the  Student  Association  readily  accessible > aqd  a new 
Student  Union  Qemp  a little  more  probably.  People gfe  fuKlip^the . 
Transfer  Center  more  easily.  Also,  Mindy  Saiko  breathed  the  quality . 
of  JJC  at  a recent  board  meeting.  We  have  not  fallen  into  debt,  nor 
even  seen  "red"  for  many  moons,  and  some  teachers  are  allowing  their 
students  to  take  a break  so  they  can  buy  cookies  in  support  of  the  Day 
Care  Center. 

-SIGH-  There  is  so  much  good  here  at  JJC.  Don't  you  want  to 

Let's  not  forget  to  keep  our  native  restlessness  under  control,  for 
this  is  a well-esteemed  college.  Look  ahead  to  your  transfer  degrees, 
and  join  the  Inlervarsity  Christian  Fellowship  while  you've  got  the 
lime!  HEY!  I heard  about  some  exciting  Spring  concerts  in  the 
auditorium,  but  remember  to  be  quiet  in  the  lobby. 

I'm  certain  you've  heard  and  read 
about  the  proposed  Student  Union. 

I would  like  to  see  it  built  at  JJC, 
and  I'm  sure  you  would,  too. 

We  can  make  it  a reality  if  you 
join  me  in  an  effort  to  alert 
our  local  representatives  via 
letters  and  petition. 
Please  send  your  letters  to 
your  local  congressperson,  but 
take  care  not  to  send  it  with 
Joliet  Junior  College  postage. 

r editor 


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Blazer  3 

April  10, 1995 

Excitement  ensues  at  board  meeting 

Old  business  discussed;  Safko,  Hertko  debate  safkormdhid^ng  which  teadiodec^audouenreu. 

oflbe  10  questions"  Hertko  ad-  mem  (Student  enrollment  has 
the  ‘'confidence  and  idea  ti  ty"  dial  dressed  with  the  Board.  already  dropped,  and  student 

has  been  provided  to  her  through  Hertko  pointed  out  about  five  enrollmentices  account  for  over 

try  Moofe  Bymsue 

news  editor 

Despite  the  recent  raise  ir 

dent  tuition  due  to  an  all  _ _ ^ 

budget  crisis,  a 4%  salary  in-  their  efforts.  However,  Safko  ^ ten- 

Being  a greenhorn  to  Board  crease  was  approved  for  FY  ‘96 
Meetings  and  Board  Meeting  ed-  for  34  administrators  and  42 

queue,  I was  surprised  at  how  support  staff  members. 

30%  of  school  funding.),  Hertko 

i found  her  way  to  the  meal  Trustee  Leonard  Hodgman  stands  by  his  belief  (hat  they  will 
of  the  matter.  She  questioned  was  agreement  with  Safko,  “help"  the  school, 
board  member,  John  Hertko's  insinuating  that  Hertko  was  l have  read  the  columns  in 

lively  this  one  was,  and  bow  little  Approval  was  given  to  appoint  method's  of  creating  change,  spoon-feeding  information  to  the  question.  It  seems  there  w 

etiquette  is  really  involved. 

a Process  and  Technology  Audi-  being  what  columnislDavid  Hass  press  without  first  bringing  his  great  deal  of  mention  about  dol- 

Things  started  out  normally,  lor,  a Seminar  Coordinator,  and  calls,  “a  renegade."  Salko  ex-  complaints  to  the  Board.  A shoot-  lar  signs  and  little  concern  for 

as  new  business  was  introduced  accept  the  resignation  of  the  Co-  pressed  her  anger  at  what  she  match  then  ensued  between  student  opinions  or  needs.  Need 

at  the  March  13  Board  of  Trust-  ordinator,  Employment  and  describedas  “negative press"  for  the  two  Board  members  as  they  I remind  you  that  many  JJC  slu- 

ees  Meeting.  A proclamation  to  Training,  CAC  (Community  As-  JJC,  an  institution  that  she  bolds  argued  the  “appropriateness"  of  dents  are  full-time,workers,  re- 
accept March  as  Women’s  His-  sessment  Center).  The  resigna-  in  high  regard.  Board  member,  Hertko’s  actions.  Chairman  side  in  Joliet,  and  also  pay  hues? 

tory  month,  read  by  Mindy  Safko,  tion  of  the  Director  of  Student  Hertko  Ls  mentioned  in  the  Joliet  Joyce  Heap  gaveled  the  two  men  Have  we  forgotten  that  the 

andaproclamatioo  to  adopt  April  Development  and  Athletics  was  Herald  News'  David  Hass  col- 

as Community  College  Month,  approved,  as  well  as  the  appo ini- 
read  by  Jeanette  Pifer  (ICCTA  men!  of  an  instructor  to  the  De- 
y winner),  were  accepted.  partment  of  Agriculture  Business 


of  September  18,  1994,  ™ 

February  19. 1995,aixlMardi5,  <xtkO,  -balf-lruths"  ; 

1995.  Hie  Feb.  I9th  column.  wel1  as  bias  and  negadvily  o 

pose  of  educating  and  retraining 
people  is  to  create  more  produc- 
tive members  of  society,  who 
n turn  reside  somewhere. 

Faculty  Union  President,  John  and  Agronomy  for  the  Fall  of  “TRUSTEE  HAS  LISTS  OFJJC  behalf  of  the  HeraldNews,  point-  work  somewhere,  and  pay  taxes. 
Stobart  voiced  the  desire  ofmany  *95. 

tenured  instructors  to  use  the  title  The  President's  proposal  in  re- 

of  “Professor"  when  attending  ganls  to  the  naming  of  the  new 
professional  meetings,  on  pro-  business  budding  was  approved, 
fessional  publications  and  prc-  The  name  proposed  is  THE 
sentations,  and  when  signing  ARTHUR  G.  AND  VERA  C. 
their  names  to  student  recorn-  SMITH  BUSINESS  AND 
mendalion  forms.  This  proposal  TECHNOLOGY  CENTER  be- 

QUESTIONS”  lists  ten  ques-  ingoutlhatpositivenewsregard-  Many  of  the  questions  and  sug- 

rhich  Safko  ing  student  achievements,  like  geslions  posed  by  John  Hertko 

x brought  up  "J  want  t0  be  pr0ud  (or  t*uou8h  Hertko  if  ^ai  be  the 

lions,  most  of  which  Safko  ing  student  achievements,  like  geslions  posed  by  John  Hertko 
claimed  were  nevi 
before  the  board. 

John  Hertko  attacked  Salko's 
sense  of  “decorum,”  using  him- 
self as  an  example  to  follow, 
saying,  “I  showed  decorum  e 

quite  realistic  and  thor- 
oughly understandable.  How- 
ever, I loo  question  his  methods 
Mindy  Safko  and  perhaps  his  motives.  I my- 
self wonder  bow  exactly  one  goes 

of  JJC.  You're  taking 
away  my  pride.' 

ras  approved  despite  one  board  cause  together  they  have  endowed  lier  this  evening  under  newbusi-  many  ofour  recent  essay  contest  about  finding  his  or  her  very  o’ 

member's  opposition,  and  one  the  college  with  $1  million  which 

abstaining.  will  be  placed  in  an  endowment  propriety  without  mentioning 

Stobart  also  complimented  fund,  the  interest  from  which  will  specifics.) 

Linda  Padilla  and  Grant  be  used  to  purchase  state-of-the- 

«.”( He  alluded  to  Board  im-  winners  is  virtually  ignored. 

After  Board  member  Robert  David  Hass  w 
Wunderlich  thanked  Safko  far 
Safko  reiterated  by  express-  coming  to  the  meeting  (Safko’ s 

Safko  dared  to  bring, up  the 
value  of  old  ideas  like  “coopera- 
” “communication,"  and 
nwork."  Safko  voiced  her 

(hat  much  of  the  campus  showed  Trustee  Dave  Foray’s  report,  he  for  her  to  express  her  grievances  asking  Hertko,  “Did  you  research  fears  and  complaints  with  r 

a JJC  student,  and  responded  any  of  these  ideas?" 

Alexander  on  the  Math  Contest  art  technical  equipment  as  needed,  ing  her  feeling  (hat  the  board  cue  to  exit),  she  relentlessly  con- 

beldhereat  the  college.  Heraved  When  it  came  lime  for  Student  meeting  was  the  proper  forum  tinued  her  barrage  of  questions. 

involvement  (administrators,  spoke  but  a few  wonts,  and  then 

concern  for  bow  she  would  be 

teachers  from  several  depart-  introduced  Mindy  Safko  who  with,  “1  want  to  be  proud  of  JJC.  Hertko  argued  that  the  ideas  received  by  the  Board. 

men  Is,  students,  retired  leathers.  gave  emotional  testimony  ofwhal 
etc.),  and  it  was  a great  way  to  JJC  has  done  for  her.  She  spoke 

You're  taking  away  my  pride."  are  not  solely  his  own.  but  a 
Hertko  says,  “I’m  represent-  traversal  “popular"  opinions, 
encourage  future  student  enroll-  in  a manner  that  reflected  posi-  ing  Issues  that  I think  need  public  While  Safko  expressed  her  fear  Hertko  still  have  something  U 

mem.  lively  on  the  Board,  as  she  related  discussion."  that  the  HeraldNews  articles  will  leam  about  decorum? 

Many  issues  face 
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and  administration, 
[n  order  to  reach  our 
goal  of  objectivity  and 
educated  opinion, 
readership  involve- 
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rectly affecting  you, 
let  us  know.  We  at  the 
Blazer  want  to  hear  of 
your  experiences  and 

Everybody  should 
recognize  their  1st 
Amendment  rights  to 
freedoms  of  speech 
and  press.  Please  ex- 
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April  10, 1995 



"Solar  System  Spectacular" 
will  be  shown  al  6:30pm  Thurs- 
day. April  20.  The  family  pro- 
gram about  the  formation  of  our 
solar  system  takes  visitors  on  a 
guided  lour  in  an  imaginary 
spaceship.  "Galaxies"  also  will 
be  shown  al  7:30pm  Tuesday, 
April  25  in  the  Trackman 

JJCs  Jewelry  Class  will  be 
setting  handcrafted  earrings,  pins, 
pendants,  rings,  bracelets,  bolos, 
beads,  and  belt  buckles  in  gold, 
silver,  niobium,  copper,  brass, 
glass,  and  semi-precious  stones 
Wednesday,  April  12,  10am  to 
2pm  on  the  bridge. 

Saturday,  April  29  at  7pm, 
JJCs  Chamber  Singers  (Madri- 
gals) will  present  the  third  annual 
"Music...andaTasle”.  The  con- 
cert will  take  place  in  the  Main 
Campus  cafeteria.  Reservations 
may  be  made  by  calling  x2223. 
Reservation  deadline  isMonday, 
April  24. 

The  JJC  Second  Annual  Fac- 
ulty/Staff Poetry  Reading  will 
take  place  on  Tuesday,  April  18, 
from  2 to  5pm  in  the  TV  Studio 
of  the  LRC.  The  reading  is  open 
to  all  members  of  the  college 


DENTS: LasldaytodropSP/95 
classes  is  April  18. 


Blood  Drive  will  be  held  Thurs- 
day, April  20,  10am  to  2pm  in 
front  of  the  Fitness  Center. 

Students  may  generate  an  unof- 
ficial copy  of  their  transcript  off 
a KJUSK  student  terminal  and 
use  it  for  planning  purposes. 

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Those  meeting  with  advisors  or 
counselors  should  review  the 
document  and  take  it  with  them 
to  a planning  session. 

Health  Services  is  sponsoring  a 
weight  loss  support  group  for 
students  or  or  employees  wish- 
ing to  lose  5-150  pounds.  This 
group  will  focus  on  healthy  eat- 
ing habits  not  DIET  (Die-al-it). 
We  will  walk  and  talk  together  in 
and  effort  to  look  and  feel  better. 
If  interested,  the  club  meets  ev- 
ery Wednesday  in  K-0003  at 

JJC’s  Business  Assistance  and 
shop  geared  toward  plant  main- 
tenance operations. 

On  Friday,  April  21, 1995,  in 
D-2001  at  7pm,  Megan  Dakota 
will  present  a program  on  "Magic 
in  Foods"  at  the  regular  meeting 
of  the  JJC  Parapsychology  Club. 
The  mini-experience  for  the 
evening  will  be  E.M.D.R.  (Eye 
Movement  Desensitization  Re- 
programming). All  meetings  are 
open  to  the  public  and  free. 

JJC’s  Center  for  Adult  Basic 
Education  and  literacy  will  hold 
a series  of  free  literacy  volunteer 
tutor  workshops  in  April. 

Volunteers  are  asked  to  spend 
an  hour  or  more  weekly  for  13 
weeks  to  teach  a non-reader  or 
low-reading  adulL  Tutors  are 
required  to  attend  the  15-hour 
training  workshop  and  a one- 
hour  orientation  session  before 

The  workshops  will  be  held 
from  6-9  pm.  Tuesdays  through 
April  18,  at  the  Trinity  Confer- 
ence Center,  2205  E.  Washing- 
ton, Joliet.  Sessions  will  be  held 
from  6-9  p.m.  Tuesdays,  April 

25  -May  23,  at  the  college’ s Main 
Carhpus,  1215  Houbolt  R<J.: 

For  more  information  on  the 
literacy  program,  or  to  register 
for  the  workshops,  call  Kathy 
Hensley  at  (815)  727-6544,  exL 

The  Intervarsity  Christian  Fel- 
lowship Club  is,  sponsoring  an 
Inlervarsily  Bible  Study  on 
Wednesdays  at  1 p.m.  in  J-2006. 

The  Class  of  1995  GRADUA- 

Friday,  May  1 

) TION  CEREMONYS^ill  be  held 
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day, April  11, 8am. 

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Blazer  5 

April  10, 1995 

College  of  St.  Francis  conference  honors  two 
JJC  students;  esteems  English  department 

by  Manty  Irwin 
staff  writer 

For  the  past  two  years,  JJC 
student  Mary  Frances  Lund  has 
attended  the CSFsponsored Con- 
ference on  English  Language 
and  Literature  as  an  observer. 
And  for  the  past  two  years  she 
has  been  awestricken  by  the  liter- 
ary works  that  have  been  pre- 
sented. But  this  year  Mary 
Frances  did  not  go  as  an  ob- 
server, she  went  as  a participant 
When  all  undergraduates  were 
invited  to  submit  their  literary 
works  for  the  conference,  Lund 
took  advantage  of  the  opportu- 
nity. Consequently,  her  literary 
piece,  "Lawrence  and  Louie: 
D.H.  Lawrence  and  Louie  Bur- 
rows - The  Marriage  That 
Wasn’t”  was  selected  to  be  read 
at  the  conference. 

This  honor  puts  her  among 
numerous  impressive  writers, 
many  of  whom  come  from  small 
4-year  liberal  arts  schools.  In 
fact  this  is  the  first  year  that 
papers  from  junior  colleges  have 
been  selected  for  the  conference. 
Moreover,  Erin  Regis  presented 
a paper  at  the  conference  about 
john  Donne’s  The  Ecslacy. 

Lund  was  ecstatic  when  she 
found  <lut  her  paper  bad  been 
chosen.  ‘To  be  a pan  of  the 

conference  is  an  honor,"  she  said 
fervently.  "JJC  has  been  so  good 
tome.  I am  thrilled  at  the  oppor- 
tunity to  represent  [the  college] 
at  this  conference,  especially  the 
English  Department" 

The  conference  day  was  split 
up  into  categories.  Each  student 
writer  was  placed  in  a category 
according  to  the  theme  of  his/her 
papa-.  Three  students  being  in 
each  group,  Lund  was  one  speak- 
ing under  the  ’Twentieth  Cen- 

tury Literature"  category. 

In  addition  to  student  writers, 
the  conference  hosted  a guest 
speaker.  This  year  Mary  Gor- 
don. author  of  UhLCumiony  Ql 
Women,  was  the  speaker.  Gor- 
don gave  the  audience  some  fore- 
sight on  the  book  she  Is  presently 
writing,  and  she  inspired  the  au- 
dience to  write  books  as  well. 

Yet,  the  audience  that  day  did 
not  need  guest  speakers  to  be 
inspired.  Lund  Is  iaspirational 

also.  There  is  something  that 
pulls  Mary  Frances  Lund  out  of 
the  crowd  of  these  elite  writers. 
Lund  is  a returning  2nd  semesta 
nursing  student.  Unlike  many 
right-oul-of-high-school  partici- 
pants, Lund  is  an  adult  who  has 
decided  to  come  back  to  school 
to  pursue  ha  goals. 

While  at  JJC,  Lund  has  be- 
come editor  of  WORD  EATER, 
written  for  the  Blazer  and  served 
as  a tutor  in  the  Academic  Skills 


Furthermore,  it  comes  as  no 
surprise  that  Lund  is  not  new  to 
winning  awards  for  ha  essays. 
Last  year  she  won  the  "What  has 
my  community  college  done  for 
me?"  contest  at  both  (he  local 
and  state  level. 

Lund  hopes  that  she  will  be 
able  to  encourage  other  adults 
not  to  only  enta  the  contest  next 
year,  but  also  to  pursue  their 

Regis,  Lund  represent  JJC  at  CSF 

Essay  contest  winners  attend  banquet;  John  Donne  and 
D.  H.  Lawrence  rewmebered 

by  John  Stobart 

faculty  sponsor 

Mary  Frances  Lund  and  Erin 
*egls  recently  read  papers  at  the 
llh  Annual  Undagraduate  Con- 
ference on  English  Language  and 
literature  at  the  College  of  Sl 
Francis.  Twenty-two  colleges 
ind  1 55  students  participated.  No 
iludenls  from  a community  col- 
ege  had  ever  been  selected  to 
■eadinearlia conferences;  pres- 
s schools  with  readers  ai 

this  conference  included  Bryn 
Mawr  and  Sarah  Lawrence 
andthe  Universities  of  Iowa  and 

Lund's  paper  on  D.  H. 
Lawrence  grew  from  her  partici- 
pation in  English  107,  Contem- 
porary Literature.  The  essay  Is 
an  examination  of  Lawrence's 
letters  to  Louie  Burrows,  a fiance 
be  dumped  shortly  before  be- 
coming infatuated  with  the  infa- 
mous Countess  Frieda  Von 
Richioffen,  die  sister  to  the  fa- 

mous WWI  air  ace.  The  Red 
Baron."  Lund  shows  how  Louie 
played  a role  in  helping  Lawrence 
cope  with  the  death  of  his  motha 
and  deal  with  clinical  depression 
that  could  have  led  to  suicide. 

Erin  Regis'  papa  is  about 
the  meaning  of  John  Donne's 
"The  Ecstacy,"  found  by  a close 
textural  analysis  of  the  mannaof 
the  poem.  Entitled  Two  Equal 
Armies":  The  Image  of  Conflict 
in  John  Donne's  "The  Ecstacy." 
Erin's  thesis  Is  that  Donne  is  ar- 

guing the  necessity  for  love  to  be 
first  a spiritual  and  then  a physi- 
cal phenomenon.  This  scholarly 
paper  was  written  for  an  Honors 
Program  section  in  English  102 
taught  by  Ted  Thompson. 

Both  papers  were  warmly 
applauded  andelici  ted  lively  dis- 
cussions. Several  other  JJC  stu- 
dents and  faculty  attended. 
Among  these  were  Pat  Erickson, 
Ima  Kump,  Pat  Asher,  Lora 
McGuire,  John  Stobart,  and  Ted 


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Blazer  6 

April  10, 1995 

try  James  Sherbrooh 

staff  writer 

Another  Led  Zeppelin  album, 
or  would  this  be  considered  a 
solo  project  of  Jimmy  Page  and 
Robert  Plant?  For  the  first  time 
since  In  Through  Hie  Out  Dog, 
the  Led  Zeppelin  album  has  been 
released  titled.  No  Quarter.  A 
question  I pose  is,  John  Paul 
Jones...  Where  are  you? 

In  1980  Led  Zeppelin  dis- 
banded with  the  death  of  their 
drummer,  John  Bonham  All 
members  “retired"  from  on  stage 
music  performances  for  about  a 
year  before  pursuing  solo 
projects.  Robert  Plant  sang  with 
the  Honey  Drippers  for  a time 
and  formed  several  projects  self 
titled.  Jimmy  Page  formed  a 
band  with  a member  of  the  band 
Bad  Company  (which  Led 
Zeppelin’sown  record  company, 
Swan  Song  signed  as  it’s  fust 
band)  and  called  themselves  The 
Firm.  After  The  Firm  ceased  to 
exist  Jimmy  Page  released  a 
solo  album.  Out  Rider.  John 
Paul  Jones  performed  as  a studio 
musician  releasing  movie 
soundtracks  and  producing  al- 
bums. Since  John  Bonham's 
death,  I know  of  only  two  occa- 
sions where  all  surviving  mem- 
bers performed  publicly  as  Led 
Zeppelin.  The  fust  occasion  was 
for  the  US  Festival  held  in  the 
lateSO’s.  The  second  event  was 
the  Atlanta  Records  50tb  anni- 
versary show..  Jimmy  Page, 
Robert  Plant  John  Paul  Jones, 
and  Jason  Bonham  (John 
Bonham's  son)  performed  as  Led 
Zeppelin.  There  was  something 

Led  Zeppelin  was  known  for 
it’s  mystery.  There  was  some 
kindofhidden  power  or  magic  to 
the  band.  Some  say  it  may  have 
been  because  of  Jimmy  Rage’s 
involvement  with  the  occult  A 
hint  of  foreshadowing  may  be 
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Each  member  of  Led  Zeppelin 
had  a symbol  that  represented 
that  person.  Robert  Plant  was  a 
circle  with  a feather  within  repre- 
senting “peace".  Jimmy  Page 
was  Zazo,  which  some  say , means 
a high  priest  in  the  occult.  John 
Bonham  was  three  interlinking 
circles  representing  “never  end- 
ing”. John  Paul  Jones  was  a 
circle  with  three  ovals  linked  in 
the  circle’s  center.  I have  read  no 
meaning  of  this  symbol,  but  I 
have  viewed  this  symbol  on  the 
cover  of  an  old  Bible. 

The  symbolism  hides  the  an- 
swers. John  Bonham  displayed 
his  symbol  on  his  bass  drum.  The 
man  representing  “the  never  end- 
ing" was  the  driving  force  behind 

the  band.  He  was  the  parti er,  the 
collector,  the  joker,  and  the  heart 
beat  of  the  band.  This  is  why  the 
new  “Led  Zeppelin"  album  (or 
the  Page/Plant  solo  project ) does 
not  seem  to  possess  the  same 
rhythmic  trance  that  the  original 
albums  contained.  After  all,  it 
seems  ironic  that  the  one  “not 
ending”  ended  Led  Zeppelin. 

Although  Jimmy  Page  and 
Robert  Plant  were  known  as  Led 
Zeppelin,  regarding  music  com- 
position, the  feat  of  Led  Zeppe- 
lin could  not  have  been  accom- 
plished without  the  background 
man,  John  Paul  Jones. 

John  Paul  Jones  was  known  as 
the  behind  (be  scenes  man  be- 
cause he  rarely  was  in  the  spot 

light  Ancient  legend  tells  a tale 
of  Led  Zeppelin  signing  a deal 
with  (bedevil.  All  members  were 
to  have  signed  this  pact  but  John 
Paul.  If  the  band's  symbolism 
reveals  anything,  maybe  the  sign 
of  the  Bible  was  the  symbol  that 
kept  John  Paul  Jones  from  the 
devil.  This  may  alsoexplain  why 
be  was  notin  the  spot  light  during 
Led  Zeppelin's  time.  This  may 
also  reveal  an  insight  as  to  why 
be  is  not  on  the  latest  Led  Zeppe- 
lin release. 

Aside  from  the  mysticism,  Led 
Zeppelin  has  brought  many  fond 
memories  back  to  me  every  time 
I hear  certain  songs.  Led  Zeppe- 
lin has  introduced  many  people 
to  me  from  my  best  friend  to  the 

first  woman  I fell  in  love  with. 
The  music  of  the  band  has  tran- 
scended generations.  As  to  my 
review  of  the  new  album,  my 
words  cannot  bringjustice  to  their 
music.  If  I were  to  write  what  I 
thought  of  the  music,  it  would  be 
defining  the  undefmable,  plac- 
ing boundaries  on  something 
such  as  pure  emotion.  Of  course 
the  album  is  worthy  of  purchase  ; 
Do  so,  and  it  will  not  be  regretted . 
I want  to  know  where  John  Paul 
Jones  is.  I want  to  see  the  band 
play  together,  in  person,  the  same 
band  I began  listening  to  in  fourth 
grade.  I ask  again,  John  Paul 
Jones...  where  are  you? 

By  the  way,  I hear  tickets  went 
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April  10, 1995 



Hoopsters,  cheerleaders  honored; 
Klingler,  Jones  say  good-bye 

Winter  sports  banquet  recap 

foursome  brings 
Vanderwall  hope 

1995  men's  tennis  feature 

by  Scott  DeMnger 

sports  editor 

JJC’s  winter  sports  programs 
were  recognized  anil  the  athletic 
department  bade  farewell  to  its 
director  and  Head  Men' s Basket- 
ball Coach  Pat  Klingler  as  part  of 
a banquet  on  March  20th. 

Featuring  the  likes  of  JJC  Hall 
of  Famer  Henry  Pillard  as  Master 
of  Ceremonies  and  Northern  Illi- 
nois University’s  Assistant  Bas- 
ketball Coach  Scott  Duncan  as 
guest  speaker,  JJC's  men's  and 
women’s  basketball  teams  and 
cheerleading  squad  were  hon- 

“It’s  extremely  hard  to  come 
back  after  winning  a national  title 
and  improve  on  such  a feat,"  said 
Duncan.  The 

team  went  28-8  in  ‘93- ‘94  and 
won  the  National  Junior  College 
Athletic  Association  Division  II 
championship  and  finished  this 
past  campaign  with  the  school’s 
best  ever  28-4  record.  JJC  lost  to 
College  ofDuPage  in  the  regional 
title  game  ending  their  streak  of 
three  consecutive  trips  to  the  na- 
tional tournament.  ‘To  you  guys 
who  won  that  ring,  it’s  some- 
thing nobody  can  take  away  from 
you,"  Duncan  adds.  "You  can 
one  day  tell  your  kids  how  it  felt 
to  be  a champion." 

Those  who  lead  the  cheers  are 
often  overlooked,  However,  the 
JJC  cheerleading  squad  has  been 
a permanent  fixture  at  Wolves 
football  and  basketball  games 
over  the  years.  This  year' s squad 
has  been  no  different  Sopho- 
mores Jenny  Gray,  Kelley 
Hilgert,  Nicole  Sallie  and  Eryn 
Wheatley,  along  with  freshmen 
Carla  Colvin,  Deanna  Guffey, 
Kirstin  Konc,  and  Starlette  Wolf 
comprise  the  squad.  “These  girls 
were  really  tough  to  discipline 
because  they  were  so  energetic 
and  fun-loving,"  says  Head 
Coach  Ram  Ethridge.  “We  had 

so  many  good  times  and  laughed 
so  hard  it  actually  made  working 
together  easier,"  she  adds. 
Hilgert,  a Joliet  West  graduate, 
won  the  squad's  spirit  award. 
“Kelley  always  bad  a good  word 
and  brought  new  ideas  to  the 
table;  of  tea  She  was  definitely 
committed  to  making  the  squad 
as  good  as  it  could  be,”  con- 
cludes Ethridge. 

Fust  year  Head  Coach  Tun 
Johnson  and  the  women's  bas- 
ketball team  finished  their  sea- 
son 11-18.  Filling  victim  to 
player  loss  due  to  ineligibility 
and  injury,  the  team  ended  with 
only  seven  players.  “You  know 
it’s  time  to  really  recruit  when 
the  cheer! eading  squad  has  more 
members  than  you  do,"  kids 
Johnson.  The  Wolves  lost  four 
heartbreakers  at  the  buzzer  to 
make  matters  worse.  Sophomore 
Amy  Phillips  was  selected  all- 
N4C  honorable  mention  while 
freshman  Magen  Sullivan,  who 
finished  tied  for  the  team  lead 
with  Elaine  Bagley  with  a 12 
ppg.  average,  was  voted  third- 
team all-conference.  In  addition 
ppg.,  Bagley  fin- 
inference  with  12 
rpg.  eamingsecond-team  all-con- 
ference and  second-team  all-re- 
gion honors.  Freshman  forward 
Rebecca  Oswald,  a Morris  H.S. 
product,  had  not  played  basket- 
ball the  previous  six  seasons  but 
made  her  presence  felL  “Every 
team  needs  a player  who  works 
as  hard  as  Rebecca,"  exclaims 
Johnson.  Sophomore  guard 
Maggan  Crump  earned 
Johnson’s  most  improved  player 
award  and  Bagley  received  best 
defensive  player. 

Men's  hoops  concluded  a 
fourth  consecutive  season  of  20 
pins  wins  under  the  watchful  eye 
of  Head  Coach  Pat  Klingler,  The 
32  year-old  Klingler  will  be  leav- 
ingtheWolvesaftera  sniggering 
1 1 1-29,  four  year  record  earned 
him  the  head  coaching  job  at 
Palm  Beach  C.C.  “I  wouldn't  be 
going  to  Florida  if  it  wasn' t for  all 
that  JJC  has  done  for  me,”  says 
Klingler.  “You  guys  know  where 
you  stand  with  me.  I'll  have  a 
spare  bedroom  for  visitors." 
Wolves  Assistant  Coach  John 
Jones  will  also  be  exiting  stage 
left  after  three  years  under 
Klingler.  Jones,  who  has  con- 
cluded his  40th  year  of  coaching , 
28  of  which  were  as  bead  men's 
basketball  coach  at  Letnoot  H.S . 
(IL),  is  a member  of  the  Illinois 
Basketball  Coaches  Hall  ofFame 
“If  any  of  you  (members  of  the 
team]  make  it  to  tbe  Big  Dance  at 
tbe  next  level  you  best  not  forget 
this  old  guy.  I’ll  expect  a ticket 
far  me  and  my  wife,  thank  you,” 
jokes  Joneaey. 

The  accolades  for  fee  ijnen's 
team  were  numerous.  Sopho- 
more sensation  Jamail  Pritchett 
earned  unanimous  first-team  all- 
conference honors  compiling  a 
22.7  ppg.  sewing  average  plac- 
ing him  sixth  in  the  nation  and 
second  in  the  N4C.  Indiana- 
bound  Haris  Mujezinovic,  who 
averaged  17.1  ppg.  and  12.3  rpg. 
in  conference,  joined  Pritchett  as 
a first-team  selection  and  has  been 
named  N4C  Player  of  the  Year. 

Klingler  ended  his  four  year 
Coach  of  the  Year  for  the  second 
consecutive  year. 

Sophomore  guard  Craig 
Brunes,  who  is  only  the  third 
player  in  JJC  history  to  surpass 
the  1000-pt.  plateau,  was  selected 
to  the  second-team  ;ill -confer- 
ence squad.  Freshman  point 
guard  Ty  Calderwood,  who  will 
take  his  10  ppg.  and  10  apg.  aver- 
ages to  Florida  to  play  under 
Klingler,  along  with  6'9”,  SLU 
bound  Paul  Nondas  earned  third- 
team  all-conference  recognition . 
Sophomore  forward  Greg  Hinder 
and  freshman  guard  Tren l Tu  ttle, 
whose  brother  Will  starred  at  JJC 
under  Klingler  and  Is  currently  at 
tbe  point  for  Mercer  University 
(GA),  were  honorable  mention 

by  Scott  Deimnger 

sports  editor 

The  youthful  JJC  men's  tennis 
team  approaches  a year  of  an 
anticipated  tough  region  and 
stacked  conference  with  Tim 
Vanderwall  entering  his  seventh 
season  as  bead  coach. 

Coach  Vanderwall,  who 
coached  the  women's  tennis 
squad  to  a 9-9  overall  record  last 
Spring,  returns  only  two  players 
from  last  year’ steam.  “Although 
we’ re  deeper  than  we  were  a year 
ago,  we're  a very  young  group," 
says  Coach  V “However,  the 
youth  bring  along  much  high- 
school  experience.  We  can  give 
the  N4C  and  our  region  some 
lough  matches." 

Perennial  conference  power- 
house College  of  Dupage  will 
again  be  the  team  to  beat.  The 
program  4 Harper  College  will 
also  pose  as  legitimate  confer- 
ence competition.  Elgin  C.C.  Is 
expected  to  be  tough  in  regional 

Coach  Vanderwall  has  work 
ahead  of  him  in ‘95  in  attempting 
to  mold  tbe  guys  into  both  singles 
and  doubles  players.  "High 
school  programs  don’t  allow 
most  players  to  play  in  singles 
and  doubles  competition.  It’s 
either  one  or  tbe  other, "he  notes., 
“At  the  college  level,  especially 
without  much  depth,  the  players 
have  to  do  both.  It’s  a nreltv  bin 

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Sophomore  Erik  Smith  from 
JTCentral  will  lead  the  ‘95  squad. 
The  other  sophomore  is  no.  7 
singles  player  and  JT  West  grad 
Mike  Fox.  Freshman  Brock 
Stonitch  from  JCA  will  see 
singles  play  and  will  be  50%  of 
the  no.  2 doubles  team.  The 
biggest  contributions  will  be  felt 
from  a youthful,  yet  experienced 
freshman-foursome  of  the  Round 
Table.  Hailing  from  Lincoln- 

Way  H.S.,  Tom  Huelhorst  and 
Jerimiah  Porter,  who  teamed  up 
as  first-doubles  for  the  Knights, 
along  with  Tom  Watson,  who 
will  be  half  of  the  first-doubles 
teanj,  and  Brian  Jarigese,  who 
will  be  the  other  50%  of  the  sec- 
ond-doubles team,  round  out  the 
*95  squad. 

' The  Joliet  area  high  schools 
are  well  known  for  their  rich 
football  and  baseball  traditions 
and  with  tbe  combining  of  JT 
West  and  Central,  a basketball 
program  can  be  added  to  the  list. 
Tennis  is  no  where  near  the  other 
sports  in  the  area.  “In  the  Joliet 
district  there  is  but  one  tennis 
center  left.  Surrounding  districts 
housing  C.O.D  and  Harper  have 
up  to  10  tennis  centers,"  points 
out  Vanderwall.  “As  a coach,  I 
can  only  work  with  what  I have 
and  make  (he  most  of  it." 

“Realistically  speaking,  we're 
capable  of  finishing  in  the  top 
four  in  the  region.  At  the  re- 
gional tournament  we  could 
wind  up  only  behind  C.OD  for  a 
trip  to  nationals,"  exclaims 

The  Wolves  began  their  *95 
campaign  with  a5-4  loss  to  Elgin 
CC.  JJC  officially  began  their 
season  with  play  in  tbe  eight- 
team  C.OD  doubles  tournament 

on  April  1.  The  defending  N4C 
champion  Chaparrals  from 
C.OD  visit  JJC  up  tbeJ  lth  with 
College  of  St  Frands  hereon  the 


Blazer  8 

April  10, 1995 

ay-Anderson,  Green, 
rts  Lawrence  head  list 
of  football  signees 

Chicago's  Air-necessity 
returns  to  Bulls 

Jordan  makes  comeback  bid 

by  Soott  Delnlnger 

sports  editor 

I' m sure  you  have  read  enough 
'Michael’s  Back'  material  to 
make  you  put  this  paper  down 
right  now.  But,  if  you  are  willing 
to  read  yet  another  humane  per- 
ception of  MJ’s  doings,  just  re- 
member, as  a journalist  I would 
be  ordered  to  go  through  a series 
of  psychological  analyses  if  no. 
23  45’s  comeback  went  unat- 

After  Jordan's  first  couple  of 
games  on  the  hard  wood  of  the 
free  throw  lane  versus  the  soft 
dirt  of  the  warning  track,  one 
should  only  realize  that  his 
Aim  ess  is  indeed  human.  For 
some,  that  is  hard  to  swallow. 

In  making  only  23  of  his  fust 
68  shots,  maybe  Mike,  too,  real- 
izes swinging  Louisville  lumber 
is  a lot  different  than  burying 
Spalding  jumpers  The  differ- 

Town  will  greatly  appreciate  the 
future  titles  MJ  Lscapableofbring- 

Is  this  (he  right  move  for 
Michael  at  this  juncture  of  his 
illustrious  career?  Is  anyone  other 
than  MJ  himself  capable  of  an- 
swering that?  (But  I'll  still  give 
my  two  cents  worth).  Jordan 
never  closed  the  door  on  his  pos- 
sible return  to  the  NBA  when  he 
announced  his  retirement.  “Be- 
ing retired  means  I can  do  what- 
ever I want"  he  said.  He  warned 
to  play  baseball  and  be  did.  He 
wanted  to  quit  baseball  and  he 
did.  He  wanted  to  return  to  die 
hoops  hysteria  and  he  lias.  Does 
MJ  deserve  to  be  granted  these 
requests  just  because  he  is  MJ? 
Why  without  a doubt.  He  hasn’t 
asked  to  become  president  of  the 
United  Stales  or  to  have  a na- 
tional holiday  named  after  him. 
He  simply  wished  to  return  to  the 
and  to  the  team  that  made 

cnce  is  in  the  muscles  used.  To 
(hose  who  are  awestricken  by 
Michael's  sub-par  performances, 
he  is,  in  fact,  made  of  muscle  and 
not  of  steel. 

The  Chicago  Tribune  gave  an 
excellent  analysis  of  how  the 
muscles  of  the  forearm  used  in 
hitting  a baseball  are  different 
than  those  used  to  shooting  a 
basketball.  MJ  has  strengthened 
muscles  he  hasn't  used  since  high 
school.  It’s  just  going  to  take  a 
little  time  to  regain  the  shooting 
style  that  earned  MJ  seven  con- 
secutive league  scoring  tides. 
How  much  “time"  will  it  take? 
Only  Mike  and  the  man  upstairs 
knows.  If  he  doesn’t  help  bring  a 
fourth  NBA  tide  to  Chicago  this 
season,  the  ‘best  ever'  is  cer- 
tainly given  the  slack  and  Chi- 

courtesy  of  The  Sporting  News 
him  the  most  popular  and  re- 
spected sports,  if  not  public,  fig- 
ure todate.  IfKrauseorReinsdorf 
wouldn’t  have  complied  with 
Mike's  wishes  they  would  have 
faced. . .1  don't  even  want  to  think 
about  what  Chicagoans,  or  the 
entire  sports  world  for  that  mat- 
ter, would  have  done  to  them. 

For  the  Bulls  to  seriously  con- 
tend, MJ  playing  like  he  did  in  his 
first  three  trips  out  won't  bring 
them  anything  other  than  a good 
seal  at  home  watching  the  play- 
offs. Yes,  Mike's  presence  does 
au  tomatically  make  the  team  play 
a little  belter.  But  you  have  to 
remember  they  were  not  all  that 
good  prior  to  the  arrival  of  Flight 
45  out  of  Sarasota,  FL.  Only  B J ., 
Scotlie  and  Big  Will  have  experi- 
ence playing  along  side  Michael’ s 

■ JJC  players 
commit  to  four- 
year  programs 

tty  Scott  Delnlnger 

sports  editor 

The  off-season  has  produced 
many  signings  for  the  JJC  Wolves 
football  program  under  the  guid- 
ance of  John  Rossetti,  who  en- 
ters his  second  season  at  the  helm . 

Among  the  signees  are  QB 
Kevin  Bay-Anderson,  DB  Rob- 
ert Green,  and  OT  Ric  Lawrence. 
Bay-Anderson,  who  totalled 
l,910yardspassingand  15TD's, 
has  signed  with  Division  I-AA 
powerhouse  Middle  Tennesse 
St.,  who  finished.  10-2  Last  sea- 
son, losing  to  Youngstown  St.  in 
the  national  title  game.  “Mid. 
Tenn.  throws  about  35%  of  the 
time.  I’ll  be  expected  to  step  in 
and  win  the  starting  job  from  a 
senior,"  says  the  6T\  194  lb. 
Bay-Anderson.  He  cites  the  rea- 
sons for  choosing  Mid.  Tenn.  as 
being  the  great  QB  coach  ;uid 
outstanding  Mass  Communica- 
tions program.  “I’ 11  have  to  work 
on  my  throwing  mechanics  and 
my  defensive  readings,"  says  the 
Stagg  H.S.  product,  who  trans- 
ferred from  Moraine  Valley  when 
the  school  dropped  its  fixitball 
program.  “Kevin  has  greatphysi- 
cal  ability  and  can  escape  pres- 
sure well.  As  long  as  he  works 
on  his  pocket  patience,  he'll  do 
fine,"  says  Coach  Rossetti.  “The 
jump  from  JUCO  ball  to  the  D- 
1 level  will  be  big.  Until  now, 
the  competition,  the  players  and 
our  program  has  been  somewhat 
soft.  At  the  next  level,  all  the 
teams  and  players,  especially, 
are  the  cream  of  the  crop,"  con- 
cludes Bay-Anderson,  asecond- 
team  all- N4C  selection  who  also 
will  make  the  transition  from 
under  center  to  atop  the  mound. 
Kevin  will  pitch  for  the  Blue 
Raiders  come  springtime. 

Joining  Bay-Anderson  at 
Middle  Tennessee  will  be  hard- 

Ric  Lawrence 

hitting  free  safety  Robert  Green. 
A product  of  Hollandale  H.S.  (FL), 
the  5' 10",  164  lb.  Green,  who 
grabbed  unanimous  first- team  all- 
conference honors  in  '94,  will 
immediately  step  in  and  improve 
the  Blue  Raiders’  secondary. 
"Robert  is  an  extremely  physical 
and  very  intense  player,"  says 
Rossetti.  “He  will  have  to  realize 
you  can't  gamble  as  much  at  the 
next  level  though.  If  he  works  on 
his  coverage  skills  and  continues 
to  be  involved  in  special  teams, 
Robert  will  be  a tremendous  asset 
to  their  program,"  concludes 
Coach  Roscy. 

Offensive  tackle  Ric  Lawrence 
will  take  his  mammoth  6’ 6”,  300 
lb.  frame  to  the  school  most  repu- 
table fora  sharp- shooting,  Celtic- 
farmboy,  one  Larry  Bird.  Aunani- 
moas  first-team  all-conference 
selection  in  ‘94.  Lawrence  will 
help  fill  Indiana  Stale's -much 
needed  offensive  linemen  void. 

Coach  Rossetti  anticipates 
Lawrence  will  be  red-shirted  next 

“Ric  is  a great  pass  blocker  and 
does  a good  job  run  blocking, 
loo,”  says  Rosey.  “He  showed 
vast  improvement  in  his  aggres- 
siveness from  a year  ago.  As  a 

freshman,  Ric  rarely  stayed  with 
blocks.  This  past  season  he  was 
down  field  finishing  off  DB  ’ s on 
many  plays."  Rossetti  points  out. 
Lawrence  will  also  bring  quick 
feet  and  good  work  ethic  to  the 
table  for  the  Sycamores,  a Divi- 
sion I-AA  competitor. 

Others  who  have  signed  are 
center  Chris  Ferris,  offensive 
guard  Jed  Hartweg,  offensive 
tackle  Michael  Dean,  and  defen- 
sive end  Greg  Faulk.  The6'l", 
284  lb.  Ferris,  a Union  Cl.  H.S. 
(IN)  product  and  second-team 
all -conference  selection  this  past 
season,  has  signed  with  the  Uni- 
versity of  Nebraska  at  Ohmaha. 
Hartweg,  a 6'4",  291  lb. 
Wethersfield  H.S.  graduate, 
along  with  Faulk,  an  all-confer- 
ence sccond-teamerand  Ashland 
H.S.  (OH)  grad,  has  committed 
to  the  University  of  Wisconsin  at 
OshKosh.  Taking  ihelocalroute 
is  the  6’3",  318  lb.  Dean  who 
prepped  at  Momence  H.S.  and 
has  signed  with  the  College  of  St. 

Second-team  all-conference  se- 
lection and  Moms  H.S.  standout 
Paul  Kindlespire,  a sure-handed 
wide  receiver,  is  leaning  towards 
either  Finley  College  or  St. 
Ambrose.  Running  back  Marty 
Corley  also  has  Sl  Ambrose  in 
mind  along  with  Sl  Joe’s  and 
Slippery  Rock  (AR).  Like 
Corley,  defensive  back  Doug 
Rynanl  is  considering  Sl  Joe's 
along  with  Eureka  College. 
Wilmington  H.S.’s  all-every- 
thing  and  JJC  punier  Bret  Czys 
has  hopes  of  walking  on  at  Dli- 

is  Sl 

finesse  and  no-look  passes.  It’s 
quite  an  adjustment  teaming  up 
with  near  perfeclionif  you're  far 
from  iL  MJ  needs  a supporting 
cast  starting  with  a power-for- 

The  infamous  spot  has  been 
vacant  virtually  the  entire  sea- 
son. Rookie  Dickie  Simpkins 
tried  to  assume  the  position  but 
was  cut  to  make  room  for  Mike 
on  the  roster  and  has  since  been 
re-activated  to  spell  the  ever- 
ailing  Larry  Kristowiak.  Corie 
Blount  has  given  the  position  a 
go  ‘round  but  Lacks  the  size  and 
strength  to  bang  with  the  big 
boys.  Would-be-savior 
Knstowiak  has  been  plagued 
with  appendicitis  and  knee  inju- 
ries the  majority  of  the  year  ;uid 
seen  only  enough  court  time  to 

squeak  his  shoes  but  once. 

There  is  one  Toni  Kukoc  who, 
with  Jordan' s re-emergence  to  the 
league’s  best  and  Pippcn’s  main- 
taining of  his  consistency,  could 
comprise  the  league's  best  1-2-3 
punch.  That  is  probably  a year 
away,  though. 

So,  for  the  remainder  of  the 
.‘94-‘95  season,  iheBullsneedMJ 
to  get  to  where  be  can  be,  in  a 
hurry,  mind  you.  They  need  some- 
one to  step  up  and  grab  a board  or 
two,  in  bunches  preferably.  And 
maybe  platooning  the  three  cen- 
ters, Perdue.  Longley,  and 
Wennington,  and  the  three  power- 
forw arils, Kukoc,  Simpkins  and 
BlounL  amongst  each  other  could 
produce  positive  resulLs.  With 
three  men-in-the-middle,  that’s  18 
fouls  to  use  up.  USE  the  dam 

things!  They  don’t  carry  over  to 
the  next  game.  I'd  rather  have  a 
Jordan,  a Pippen,  and  a Kucoc 
and  three  decent  centers  than 
minus  a Jordan  or  Pippen  but 
plus  a great  center.  The  Bulls 
have  their  work  cutout  for  them. 
It  will  be  interesting  to  say  the 

But  lost  in  the  light  of  the 
playoff  hunt  is  the  man  who  has 
made  the  hunting  fantasy  into  a 
reality,  Michael  Jeffery  Jordan. 
The  greatest  pLtyer  to  ever  Lace 
upapairofjumpers  is  back.  The 
king  has  relumed  to  his  jungle, 
although  its  name  is  different 
and  his  number  Is  22  digiLs 
higher.  What  matters  is  that  he's 

The  warmest  of  welcome 
backs,  Michael. 

Volume  67  Issue  1 Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper  October  17, 1995 

JJC  Takes  a Gamble 

Scott  Deininger 

Sports  Editor 

For  the  first  time  in 
10  years,  the  Joliet 
Junior  College 
president’s  chair 
features  a new  body. 
Dr.  Thomas  E.  Gamble 
took  his  seat  on 
August  1 when  his 
predacessor,  Dr. 
Raymond  Pietak 
began  his  retirement. 
Gamble  was 
unaminously  selected 
by  the  JJC  Board  of 
Trustees  at  a special 
meeting  on  July  25. 

When  asked  what 
makes  him  fit  to  be 
the  president  of  the 
nation’s  oldest  public 
community  college, 

Dr  Gamble  replied 
“Humility,  in  some 
institutions,  there  are 
those  faculty,  staff  or 
personnel  who  put 
themselves  above  the 
whole  of  the  school.  1 
believe  first  priority 
should  be  directed  at 
the  betterment  of  1 
JJC,”  says  Gamble.  “If 
cohesiveness  exists, 
our  collge  will 
continue  to  be 

Formerly  the 
President  of  Dodge 

City  (Kan.)  C.C.,  Dr. 
Gamble  brings  with 
him  the  knowledge  and 
experience  to  excel  at 
the  college  level.  He 
has  been  Dean  of  Inter- 
Campus  Affairs  for 
Illinois  Eastern 
Community  Colleges 
along  with  serving  as 
Assistant  Chancellor  of 
the  University  of 
Illinois  Medical  Center 
in  Chicago.  Gamble  has 
also  served  as  the  Dean 
of  the  College  and  of 
Instruction  at  Waubash 
Valley  (Mt.  Carmel,  IL) 
C.C.  as  well  as  being 
Assistant  Dean  of  the 
University  of  Illinois 
College  of  Medicine  at 

Dr.  Gamble  hopes  the 
college  community  will 
take  his  “open  door” 
policy  seriously.  “An 
institution  is 
comprised  of  people  - 
not  buildings.  I must 
attend  to  the  concerns 
ranging  from  those  of 
the  students  to  those  of 
our  administrators,”  he 
emphasizes.  Gamble 
also  says  that  he  hopes 
to  reduce  the  “paper 
and  office  hopping 
bureaucracy"  that 
currently  exists  at  JJC 
when  it  comes  to 
“chain  of  command" 

The  student  body 
plays  an  intregal  role 
in  creating  a school’s 
reputation  and 
improving  or  ruining 
that  reputation.  “It’s  a 
two  way  street,”  says 
Gamble."  “We  need  to 
turn  to  our  students 
just  as  they  should  be 
able  to  turn  to  us. 

They  shouldn’t  feel 
intimidated  by  those  in 

The  question  as  to 
whether  he  is  a 
president  who  initiates 
change  or  one  who  acts 
on  others’  changes  was 
posed  to  Gamble. 

“With  as 

knowledgeable  and 
experienced  a staff  of 
professionals  as  we 
have  here  at  JJC,  I’ll  let 
them  call  most  shots 
for  now.  My  role  will 
be  to  facilitate  the 
changes  I see  as 
appropriate,”  he  points 

The  rich  tradition 
and  history  of  Joliet 
Junior  College  made 
our  institution  most 
attractive  to  Gamble. 
“I’m  looking  forward 
with  much  optimism  to 
leading  JJC  into  the 
21st  century.” 

Location  was  also  a 
major  deciding  factor 

in  Gamble's  choice. 
“Being  a suburb  of 
Chicago,  Joliet  has 
many  means  of 
transportation  and  an 
enticing  agricultural 
connection  with  the 
rest  of  the  Midwest. 

Gamble  looks  to 
focus  on  improving 
relationships  while 
further  developing  our 
private  funding 
mechanisms.  He  also 
wants  to  make  JJC 
more  visible  to  and 
appreciated  by  its 
communities.  “This 
institution  is  filled  with 
people  from  many 
counties  and  it  belongs 
to  them.  They  should 

feel  that." 

JJC’s  minority 
interaction  will  be 
attended  to  also, 
according  to  Gamble. 
“We  have  many 
distinguished  minority 
faculty  and  staff 
members  who  can  help 
serve  as  role  models  to 
the  surrounding 

Dr.  Gamble  earned 
his  Ph.D.  in  Higher 

Administration  from 
the  University  of 
Illinois.  He  also  has  a 
master’s  in  education 
from  U of  I and  with  a 
bachelor’s  in  biology 
from  Northwestern 

Joliet  "Pioneer"  College? 

bavid  Weese 

Professor  Dale  P.  Layman 
believes  lhal  JJC  should  change 
its  name  lo  eilher  Joliet  College 
or  Joliet  Pioneer  College.  In  an 
interview  with  the  Blazer, 

Layman  stated  that  the  word 
junior  is  “demeaning  and 
derogatory.  Even  community  as 
in  “community  college"  he  thinks 
is  demeaning. 

“I’m  for  the  un-juniorization 
of  all  Junior  Colleges"  Layman 
slated.  I'm  in  the  process  of 
writing  a book  entitled  The  Death 

of  a Junior.  - A Call  For  Ending 
“Junior”  and  “Community 
College”  Labels  in  the  United 
States.  Our  other  sister  schools 
have  dishonored  us;  stabbed  us  in 
the  back  if  you  will.  They  say 
that  since  we  were  the  first  Junior 
College  in  the  nation,  we  should 
keep  our  name.  It  was  to  their 
advantage  to  change  (heir  names, 
and  they  did,  leaving  us  alone 
with  a title  out  of  the  environment 
of  the  fifties.  We  are  no  longer  in 
lhal  era.  They’ve  turned  us  from 
leaders  into  losers." 

“I've  done  a great  deal  of 

research  on  this  matter,"  Layman 
said.  In  his  paper  What’s  In  A 
Name,  A Conceptual  Overview, 
Layman  explores  the  etymology 
of  the  word  junior,  staling  lhal  the 
word  junior  takes  it's  root  from 
the  Latin  word  juvenis,  which 
means  young  or  youthful,  which 
is  also  is  where  the  word  juvenile 
comes  from.  Layman  also 
mentioned  a secondary  definition 
of  the  word  junior,  which  means 
“lower  position,  rank  or 
standing."  He  notes  that  the  word 
inferior  has  the  same  definition, 
“lower  in  rank  or  station; 


Therefore,  Layman  stales  in 
his  paper,  the  word  junior  is 
roughly  equivalent  to  the  word 
juvenile,  which  is  roughly 
equivalent  to  the  word  inferior; 

we  can  infer  lhal  junior  = 
juvenile  = inferior  in  the  left 
brain.  This  verbal  sequence  in 
turn  triggers  the  right  brain  to 
conjure  an  image  of  subordinate, 
somewhat  inferior  little  boy.  In 
my  right  brain,  I keep  seeing  an 
image  of  a chubby,  frecklefaced 
little  kid.  He  is  dressed  like  Little 
Lord  Fauntleroy.  or  maybe 

Spanky  in  Our  Gang.  He  is 
wearing  a beanie  with  a propeller 
on  (op!  Further,  he  is  licking  a 
gooey  red  lollipop! 

"...  What  do  you  see  in  your 
imagination?  Whatever  it  is,  I bet 
that  you  would  not  perceive  the 
junior  image  as  something 
suitable  for  college  instruction." 

Layman  also  slates  in  his 
paper,  “I  feel  I must  point  out 
another  reason  why  the  nickname, 
JUCO,  may  be  very 
objectionable.  Sound  out  the 
nickname,  JUCO.  To  someone 
unfamiliar  with  our  school,  isn't 
(Coni,  on  pg.2) 

Preserve  the  Environment.  Recycle  Newspaper. 

(Layman  ConL  from  pg.l) 

JUCO  pronounced  jusi  like 
“Jew  Co"?  That  is,  cannot 
JUCO  be  misconstrued  (when 
heard  and  not  written)  as  being 
offensive  abbreviation  for  “a 
Company  of  Jews"?  That  is, 
cannot  JUCO  be  incorrectly 
interpreted  as  being  a 
religiously  and  ethnically  biased 
against  persons  of  the  Jewish 

Layman  was  asked,  What 
do  you  say  to  those  people  who 
say  that  as  the  oldest  Junior 
College  in  the  nation,  tradition 
demands  that  the  name  remain 
the  same?  Layman  replied, 

“The  name  supposed  to  be 
changed  when  the  school 
separated  from  Joliet  High 
School  in  1967.  Anyway  it  was 
a name  given  the  school  by 
compromise  or  default,  because 
the  original  founders  of  the 
school,  (Supt.  Brown  of  Joliet 
school  district  and  Dr.  Harper, 
the  president  of  Univ.  of 
Chicago)  could  not  agree  on  a 

changed  because  little  public 
support  was  shown  for  any  new 
name.  Then  Chairman  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees,  Mr. 

Glasscock  was  quoted  as  saying 
that  he  objected  to  the  word 
junior,  but  that  there  “will  never 
be  a perfect  name. 

When  asked  whether  the 

Education  Budget 

Principals  in  high  schools 
across  the  country  are 
begining  to  think  about  where 
to  pul  extra  seats  and  find  the 
quality  teachers  that  will  be 
needed  for  the  coming  wave 
of  students. 

According  to  Education 
Department  projections,  the 
children  and  grandchildren  of 
baby  boomers  will  help  drive 
enrollment  in  the  nation's 
school  and  colleges  to  record 
levels  by  the  end  of  the 
century.  And,  not  only  are 
more  students  going  to  school, 
more  are  staying  in  school. 

The  influx  of  students  will 
create  a pressing  need  for 
extra  help  in  the  basics  and 
core  academics,  funds  to  keep 
schools  safe  and  drug-free, 
and  greater  finacial  aid  for 
college — at  a time  when 
Congress  is  proposing  to  cut 
federal  support  for  education 
by  S36  billion  over  the  next 

As  soon  as  this  coming 
school  year  ( 1 995-96),  the 
number  of  students  in 
elementary  and  secondary 
schools  may  equal  or  surpass 
the  baby-boom  generation's 

benefits  of  changing  the  colleges 
name  would  offset  the  cost  to  the 
college  of  changing  the  name, 
Layman  stated,  “They  have  to 
change  the  signs  anyway. 
Originally,  the  words  Joliet  Junior 
College  were  all  the  same  size  in 
the  logo.  Then  in  1987,  the  logo 
was  redesigned,  and  the  word 
Junior  was  reduced  60%  in  size. 
This  suggests  that  the  word  junior 
was  on  its  way  out  anyway. 

Director  of  Community 
Relations,  Stephen  Daggers, 
staled,  "I  have  no  way  to  put  an 
exact  dollar  figure  on  what  it 
would  cost  the  college  to  change 
its  name.  I can  assure  you  it 
would  be  in  the  hundreds  of 
thousands  of  dollars.  Much 
would  depend  on  whether  the 
change  could  be  phased  in  or 
whether  it  would  be  an  abrupt 

“We  at  the  college  have  to 
look  at  this  from  a marketing 
standpoint,  Daggers  continued.  If 
wc  felt  that  a name  change  would 
benefit  the  school  or  its 
enrollment,  wc  would  consider 
the  change.  Wc  don’t  have  the 
research  to  support  that  right  now. 

Yes,  Dr.  Layman  has  done  a large 

poll  on  the  matter,  but  the  poll 
was  conducted  on  students  who 
were  already  here  at  the  college. 
Obviously,  the  name  wasn't  a 
problem  for  them,  or  they 

wouldn't  be  here.  If  the  object  is 
to  market  the  school  to  a wider 
audience,  the  first  thing  I would 
have  to  do  is  to  survey  potential 
students  or  students  who  do  not 
attend  JJC.  If  the  premise  is  to 
use  a better  name,  I would  need  to 
know  if  a name  change  would 
have  made  a difference  in  (heir 
decision  to  attend  JJC  or  not." 

Dr.  Joclyn  Ainley  stated, 
“administration  has  no  official 
position  on  this  matter.  I can  say 
this,  however.  There  are  many 
different  boards  and  organizations 
such  as  the  Board  of  TYuslecs  and 
the  Alumni  Association  who 
would  want  to  have  input  on  this 
matter.  Right  now,  we  just  don’t 
have  the  data  to  support  a 
decision  either  way.” 

Renee  Williams:  I think  the 
name  is  fine  the  way  it  is.  I don't 
see  anything  wrong  with  Joliet 
Junior  College. 

Suzie  Boyce:  1 really  don’t 
care.  It  really  doesn't  bother  me. 
Sometimes  friends  say  things,  but 
they  all  end  up  coming  here 

Edmund  Tarleton:  All  the 
other  schools  in  the  country  are 

exactly  what  the  school  is.  I 
don't  by  the  anti-scmilic  thing  at 
all.  I think  that  statement  is 
totally  wrong. 

Carrie  Williams:  I would  just 

leave  it  JJC.  Everyone  has 
known  it  as  JJC  for  so  long.  You 
don't  want  to  change  it.  people 
might  think  it’s  something  else. 

Steve  Markun:  All  Junior 
Colleges  are  called  Juco’s.  Ifwc 
were  in  DuPage  County,  they 
would  call  College  of  DuPage  the 
Juco  there,  so  there’s  nothing 
anli-semitic  about  it.  It’s  all  over 
the  country.  I think  there  is  such 
tradition  here.  It’s  the  oldest 
Junior  College  in  the  nation.  I sec 
no  sense  in  changing  the  name.  I 
think  it  should  stay  just  the  way  it 
is,  it  will  work  out  just  fine. 

Chris  Stanek:  I don't  see 
anything  wrong  with  Junior 
college,  considering  we’re  the 
first  junior  college  that  ever 
happened  in  the  nation.  I think 
wc  should  be  proud  of  that  name. 
Why  change  it?  I don’t  see 
anything  anti-semitic  about  the 
name.  I mean,  no  matter  what 
happens,  people  will  call  it  Juco 
anyway.  It’s  just  a short  way  of 
saying  Joliet  Junior  College. 

Sam  Loscheidcr:  I don't  think 
that  junior  should  be  taken  out. 

It’s  the  way  it  was  called 
originally.  It's  tradition,  and  it’s 
aloi  caster  to  say  In  a Sentence 
than  Joliet  Junior  College.  I don't 
think  it's  a anli-semitic  at  all.  It’s 
just  common  usage. 

Dave  Dinccochovsky:  There’s 
nothing  wrong  with  it.  It's 

basically  a junior  college.  We’re 
not  paying  full  tuition  like  wc 
would  to  attend  a major  college  or 
university.  As  far  as  that  anli- 
semitic  B.S.,  if  he  doesn’t  have 
anything  better  to  do  with  his 
lime,  then  something’s  wrong 
because  there  isn’t  anything 
wrong  with  that.  If  he  wants  to 
call  it  racism  because  it’s  racism 
against  a Jew,  it’s  not.  It’s  just  a 
shorter  way  of  saying  Joliet 
Junior  College.  If  he  wants  to 
change  the  name,  then  what  are 
we  going  to  call  it...  Italiano 
College  or  whatever?  He  wants 
to  call  it  Joliet  Pioneer  College, 
huh.  That  name  sucks. 

Cassandra  Hulbert:  The  name 
junior  is  not  demeaning.  When 
you  graduate  from  here,  you 
graduate  as  a sophmorc,  and  go  to 
another  college  for  your  junior 
and  senior  year.  This  school  has 
been  around  for  nearly  a hundred 
years.  There  hasn’t  been  a 
problem  with  the  word  JUCO 
until  recently.  Nobody  has  had  a 
problem  with  it  all  these  year. 
Why  now?  This  too  will  pass. 

1971  peak  of  51  million 
students.  The  forcasl  is  for  53 
million  studenls  in  1997,55 
million  by  2002.  And  college 
enrollment  is  projected  to 
jump  more  than  1 .3  million 
students  over  the  next  seven 

At  a recent  White  House 
briefing  with  President 
Clinton,  members  of 
Congress,  and  representatives 
of  educalion  groups,  U.S. 
Secretary  of  Education 
Richard  W.  Riley  said  he  fears 
the  nation  will  be  ill-prepared 
for  this  enrollment  growth, 
especially  if  Congress  is 
successful  in  cutting  support 
for  elementary  and  secondary 
education  by  19  percent  and 
reducing  finacial  assistance 
for  deserving  students  to 
attend  college. 

“Slashing  education  is  bad 
for  America’s  children  and  our 
nation’s  future,"  Riley  said.  “1 
have  to  question  the  members 
of  Congress  who  would  put 
less  important  priorities  ahead 
of  arming  our  children  against 
ignorance  and  mediocrity  by 
giving  them  a good  start  in 

Riley  said  educalion  budget 
cuts  are  "a  threat  to  internal 
security  of  the  nation"  at  a 

time  when  schools  are  faced 
with  serving  significantly 
more  studenls.  “The  gap 
between  the  unparalleled 
increase  in  students  and  the 
unprecedented  cut  in 
educational  investment  is  the 
education  gap  that  our  nation 

"The  children  of  the  famous 
post-war  baby  boom  are  now 
parents  sending  their  own 
children  to  school,”  he  said. 
“But,  in  these  increasingly 
tough  times.  Congress  is 
placing  the  burden  on  states 
and  communities  to  find  the 
resources  to  improve  the 
quality  of  American 

These  cuts  will  produce  “a 
tidal  wave  of  teenagers  who 
won’t  get  the  basic  skills  they 
need,  the  high  standarts  and 
disciplined  learning 
environmel  they  deserve,  and 
the  oppurtunity  they  need  to 
go  to  college." 

The  U.S.  House  of 
Representatives  has  passed  a 
spending  bill  for  the  coming 
fiscal  year  that  cuts  federal 
educalion  spending  by  nearly 
S4  billion.  The  U.S.  Senate  is 
expected  to  consider  education 
appropriations  next  month, 
following  an  August  recess. 

The  President's  balanced- 
budget  plan  would  erase  the 
budget  deficit  while  increasing 
education  investments  by  S40 

Riley  said  that  his 
department  estimates  that 
from  1994  to  2002,  public 
s^^l^K^2^;nrollrnents^  _ 

Stephanie  N.  Blahut 
Layout  Editor 

Winners  of  the  1995  Joliet 
Junior  College  Faculty 
Scholarships  have  been 
announced.  Winners  are,  for 
the  two  SI, 000  scholarships, 
Lauri  Carey  who  is  a 
Horticulture  major  transfering 
to  the  University  of  Illinios 
and  Justin  Hieggelke,  a 
mechanical  engineering 
student  also  transfering  to  the 
University  of  Illinois.  The  two 
S500  scholarship  winners  are 
Kristen  Gumitz,  a Physics- 
Chemistry  major  who  attended 
last  semester  at  JJC;  and  Jacob 

will  increase  from  44  to  49 
million.  High  school 
enrollments  (grades  9-12) 
will  increase  nationally  by 
1 5 percent. 

•Provided  by  the  United 
States  Department  of 

Bilyeu,  a graduate  of  Lincoln- 
Way  High  School.  He  is 
currently  undecided  about  his 

Next  year  students  may 
apply  for  the  scholarship  by 
submitting  a copy  of  their 
high  school  transcript  or  their 
JJC  transcript,  a copy  of  their 
300-500  essay  on  their  goals 
for  the  future,  proof  of 
acceptance,  and  three 
references  from  former 
instructors.  The  next  deadline 
is  August  15,  1996.  Good 
Luck  to  the  winners  and  future 

Faculty  Scholarships 

Take  A Walk  on  Mainstreet 

This  UJay  to  Mainstreet. 

Kelly  Nurczyk 
Staff  writer 

The  Office  of  Student 
Services  and  Activities 
will  sponsor  “Get  With 
ilt  Week”  from 
September  11-15,  in 
order  to  get  more 
students  involved  in 
extracurricular  activities 
at  JJC. 

The  week  starts  off  in 
the  theater  with  guest 
speaker  Patrick  Comb’s 
presentation,  "Majoring 
in  Success”.  Mr.  Combs 
surveyed  young  college 
graduates  to  find  their 
secrets  to  having 
successful  college 
carrers..  With  this 
survey,  Mr.  Combs  came 
up  with  the  “success 
profile”,  which  will  be 

useful  to  mmany 
studennts.  Also,  from 
1:00  to  5:00  pm,  Mr 
Combs  will  have  a 
leadership  development 
workshop  in  room  J- 
0006,  for  any  students 
who  are  interested. 

On  Tuesday,  Round 
Table  Disscussions  will 
be  held  all  day,  along  the 
bridge.  Various  topics 
will  be  offered  to 
students,  or  if  any 
students  have  any  ideals, 
they  can  talk  to  Marisa 
Johnson,  the  Director  of 
Student  Services  and 
Activities,  by  September 

Of  course,  JJC’s 
traditional  club  fair, 
Mainstreet,  will  be  held 
on  Wednesday,  from 
10:00  to  2:00  pm,  and 

from  5:00  to  7:00,  that 
evening.  Clo  se  to 
twenty  club 
representitives  will  be 
along  the  bridge  with 
information  and  the 
opportunity  to  sign  up. 
Also,  a VouEenteer  Fair 
will  be  held  with 
several  different 
groups  from  the 

Monday  through 
Thursday,  at  the  “J  and 
D”  entrances,  staff 
members  will  be  on 
hand  with 

refreshments,  to  gather 
information  on  how 
evening  students  feel 
about  JJC. 

To  top  the  week  off, 
an  ice  cream  social  will 
be  held  on  Friday,  from 
10:00  to  noon. 

Blazer  Staff 


David  Weese 

Stephanie  N Blahut 



Scott  Deininger 


Mattias  Wikstrom 

Advertising  Manager: 

Mark  Koppenhoefer 

Contributing  Writers: 

Kelly  Nurczyk 
Olivia  Young 
Tim  Kelly 

Mark  S.  Koppenhoefer 
Robyn  Hinker 
Carmen  Jewett 

^ All  photos  by:  Manias  Winkslrom 

"Who  you  Gonna  Call?" 

Robyn  Hinker 
Staff  Writer 

Psychic  Friends  Network? 
Not  Quile.The 

Parapsychology  Club  draws  a 
deverse  and  level-minded 
crowd,  “We’re  really  quite 
normal,"  Lou  Fry  says  of  the 
club  here  at  JJC. 

A lot  has  been  seen  in  the 
eight  years  since  this 
organization  was  formed. 
“"We've  had  discussions  on 
telepathy,  clairvoyance, 
UFO’s,  graphology,  hypnosis, 
dream  analysis,  palmistry, 
astrology,  numerology,  ghosts, 
massage  therapy,  quantam 
physics  and  past  lives,"  Len 
Hodgeman,  president  of  the 
club  said.  Fry  adds, 
"acrophronology,  birth  order. 

crop  circles,  healing  power  of 
dolphins,  aaromotherapy,  and 
satanism  (we  are  against  it).” 

The  club  meets  on  the  third 
friday  of  every  month  in 
D2001  at  7pm.  On  average, 
there  are  between  60-70 
people  in  attendance  at  the 
meetings.  “The  meeting 
usually  starts  with  a 5-10 
minute  mini-experience  where 
someone  presents  a new  idea. 
Then  we  have  a speaker  for 
about  an  hour,”  Hodgeman 
said.  Previous  speakers  have 
included  J.J.  Bittenbinder, 
Marla  Morgan,  and  Patricia 

“We  try  to  brings  things 
[here]  that  no  one  else  will 
bring  to  the  campus,” 
Hodgeman  explains,  “We  are 

not  trying  to  make  people 
believe,  but  to  expose.”  Fry 
agrees,  “You  don’t  have  to 
believe  a word  anyone  tells 
you.  You  should  experience  it 
for  yourself." 

Dr.  Sue  Brown  will  be 
speaking  at  the  September 
meeting  about  Network  Spinal 
Analysis.  In  October,  Lillian 
Celic  will  be  discussing 
astroprojection  (how  to  project 
yourself  out  of  your  body). 

There  are  no  dues  to  be  a pari 
of  this  club  and  they  put  oi 
monthly  newsletter.  For  m 
information  about  the 
organization  or  to  be  put  o 
mailing  list,  call  Lou  Fry,  (815) 
634-8401  or  Len  Hodgeman 

A Tribute 

Joan  Weber  was  a warm,  friendly,  funny,  loving  person.  In  spite  of  many  obstacles,  both 
Krsonal  and  physical,  Joan  was  studying  for  a degree  in  Psycology.  After  all  the  hardships  she 
aced  in  her  life,  she  wanted  to  help  other  people.  Joan  was  a student  worker  and  a tutor  in  the 
Academics  Skills  Center,  where  she  brightened  the  day  of  everyone  who  came  into  the  office, 
ban  was  also  an  advocate  for  physically  challenged  students  at  Joliet  Junior  College.  She 
isked  Administration  to  improve  restroom  facilities,  as  well  as  campus  parking  lots  and  ramps, 
i make  them  accessible  for  students  who  used  wheelchairs  or  canes. 

Joan  had  many  physical  problems  and  she  was  often  in  severe  pain,  but  you  would  never 
now  it  from  the  smile  on  her 
ook  at  the  beautiful  side  of 
ban’s  mind  impared,  so  she 
tard  at  studying.  Instead  of 
lifferent  ways  to  keep  things 
pent  many  hours  preparing 
tnd  reviewing  her  books  and 
the  task  she  had  set  for 
Joan  will  be  greatly  missed 
le  was  a bright  spot  in  a dull 
he  days  when  Joan  would  be 
oved  to  laugh.  Joan  knew  that 
nany  ills.  It  won’t  be  the  same 
ler  jokes  about  her  cane  named 
ibout  her  pels'  antics.  I will 
Joor  at  me,  pretending  to  hide, 
lappiness  to  the  people  who  knew  her.  Joan 






face.  Joan  preferred  to 
things.  A stroke  had  left 
had  to  work  especially 
giving  up,  she  devised 
fresh  in  her  mind.  She 
note  cards  to  study  from, 
notes.  She  refused  to  fail 

in  many  peoples’  lives, 
day.  I looked  forward  to 
at  work  because  she 
a good  laugh  could  cure 
without  her  funny  faces, 
"George,”  and  her  stories 
miss  her  peeking  in  the 
She  brought  so  much 
of  those  people  that  you  like  and  feel 
:lose  to  instantly.  You  could  just  look  at  her  shining  eyes  and  cherry  smile  and  know  that  she 
A'as  someone  who  had  a lot  of  love  and  friendship  to  give. 

Joan  died  August  10,  1995.  As  I was  leaving  work  that  night,  1 was  talking  to  a co-worker.  I 
iaid  it  would  be  comforting  to  have  some  kind  of  sign  that  she  was  in  a better  place.  When  I 
urned  to  go  to  my  car,  I looked  up  into  the  sky  and  said  “Joan,  are  you  up  there?"  Then  I saw  a 
ipectacular,  bright  rainbow  stretching  across  the  sky.  The  far  end  of  the  rainbow  pointed  to  my 
:ar.  It  wasn’t  raining  ; the  ground  was  dry.  I choose  to  believe  that  it  was  a sign  from  Joan-if 
Jinyone  would  send  the  rainbow  to  cheer  up  a friend,  Joan  would. 

I believe  that  when  special  people  like  Joan  touch  your  life,  they  are  never  really  gone.  There 
as  too  much  love,  hope,  perserverence,  and  life  in  Joan.  To  those  of  us  that  knew  her,  her 
|Jeath  is  a terrible  loss,  but  we  gained  so  much  from  Joan  that  the  pain  is  tempered  by  the 
ledge  that  she  is  in  a better  place,  free  of  pain  and  limitations. 

Meet  the  Speech  Team 

Mark  Koppenhoefer 
Staff  Writer 

"Speech  team?  Never  heard  of  it." 

Well,  now  you  have.  The  name  speech  team  can  be 
misleading  because  members  of  the  speech  team  don’t  merely 
stand  up  and  recite  a boring  speech  in  front  of  strange  people; 
they  act  ihey  read  poetry,  they  make  people  laugh,  they  make 
people  crv.  and  in  one  particular  category,  the  contestant  does 
stand  up  and  recite  a boring  speech  in  front  of  strange  people. 

Our  first  meet  will  be  held  October  27th  and  28th  (which 
means  you  still  have  nearly  two  months  to  sign  up  and  prepare 
an  act).  All  of  the  meets  are  on  weekends  and  are  overnighters 
(which  means  we  will  be  staying  at  nice  hotels). 

Reasons  to  join  speech  team:  1.]  Fun  2.]  Easy  college  credit 
3.]  New  friends  4.]  Will  very  likely  improve  your  Speech  101 
grade  5.]  Hotels  6.]  Gels  you  out  of  the  house  7.]  Meet  people 
from  other  colleges  all  over  Illinois.  8.]  Meet  people  from  other 
colleges  all  over  U.S.  if  your  good.  10.]  Teaches  you  important 
skills  in  communication  that  will  benefit  you  in  whatever  field 
you  ultimately  decide  to  go  into.  (I  couldn’t  think  of  anything 
better  and  I had  to  come  up  with  10  for  looks). 

Reasons  not  to:  1.  Every  single  weekend  of  my  life  for  the 
next  two  years  is  booked. 

For  more  info  see  Mr.  Ed  Sutter  in  his  office:  J2067  ext.  2339 
Because  Mr.  Sutter’s  office  is  very  difficult  to  find,  I will  give 
you  his  home  phone  number  as  well,  357-1413. 

Preserving  Native  American 


The  Native  American  Club 
is  an  on-campus  organization 
dedicated  to  the  preservation 
and  participation  in  anything 
related  to  Native  Americans. 

The  stated  mission  of  the 
club  is  “to  promote  increased 
awareness  and  cultural 
understanding  at  Joliet  Junior 
College  and  the  community  to 
indigenous  people  of 
America,”  according  to  the 
most  recent  issue  of  (he  club's 

The  club  is  not  limited  to 
people  of  Native  American 
heritage  nor  even  to  JJC 
students.  They  welcome 
anyone  who  is  interested  in 
learning  more  about  the 
Native  American  culture. 

The  club  has  participated  in 
or  sponsored  several  events  at 
the  college.  Craflwork 
demonstrations,  a food  and 
clothing  drive,  a pow  wow  at 
JJC,  and  several  Native 
American  speakers,  are  just  a 
few  of  the  numerous  activites 
that  the  club  has  helped  to 

Fred  Harris,  the  JJC  sponsor 
of  the  program,  said  the  NAC 
was  devised  to  correct 
misunderstood  and  erroneous 
information  about  the  Native 
American  culture.  Said 
Hams,  “By  having  the  club 
[it]  allowed  us  to  sponsor 
speakers  and  events  at  the 
college  to  inform  and  educate 
people  about  Native  American 

The  club  meets  the  second 
Wednesday  of  each  month. 
Their  first  meeting  was 
Wednesday,  September  13, 
1995  at  6:30  p.  m.  in  the  TV 
studio  (J  301 1 ).  The  current 
schedule  for  the  rest  of  the 
semester  is  as  follows: 

Wednesday,  October  1 1 th, 
with  Becky  Martin  (Acoma 
Pueblo)  in  J 301 1 at  6:30  p.  m. 
Wednesday,  November  8th, 
Poetry  and  Music  in  J 0006  at 
6:30  p.  m.  Wednesday 
December  13th,  the  subject  is 
to  be  announced,  in  J 301 1 at 
6:30  p.  m. 

Anyone  interested  in  the 
NAC  can  contact  Fred  Harris 
in  room  J 3016  (inside  the 
LRC)  or  call  (815)729-9020 
ext.  2566. 

On  behalf  of  the  Carroll  family,  I would 
like  to  thank  everyone  for  your  kindness, 
support  and  understanding  during  our 
family  crisis. 

Betty  Carroll 

Why  are  Books  so  Expensive? 

Olivia  Young 

Staff  Writer 

College  students  enrolled  in 
classes  here  at  J J.C  are 
required  to  buy  many  books 
and  supplies  for  their  classes. 
Most  students  purchase  their 
books  at  the  College  Book- 
store. No  one  is  going  to  tell 
you  that  “Books  are  nol 
expensive",  especially  since 
anything  above  free  is  too 
expensive  nowadays.  But  the 
problem  is  that  books  cost  as 
much,  if  not  more  than  tuition. 
So  why  are  books  priced  so 

According  to  Mike  Maier, 
bookstore  manager  at  JJC  of 
fifteen  years,  books  continu- 
ally increase  due  to  increasing 
paper  costs  and  the  failure  to 
use  recycled  paper  in  texts. 
Publishers  do  not  like  to  use 
recycled  paper  because  it  is  of 
poorer  quality  and  texture  and 
(he  color  is  not  as  good  as 
they  would  like.  That  is  why  a 
book  that  cost  $20.00  fifteen 
years  ago,  now  costs  $60.00. 

According  to  Maier,  another 
reason  books  are  expensive  is 
that  sales  representatives  leave 
free  samples  of  their  latest 

editions  for  teachers  to  look 
at.  Some  teachers  do  not  look 
at  them  as  much  as  they 
should,  or  at  all.  Then 
wholesalers  buy  these  books 
back  from  teachers,  and  our 
JJC  teachers  pocket  the 
money!  Therefore  this  system 
causes  retailers  who  hand  out 
these  free  books  to  increase 
book  prices  to  keep  up  with 
their  losses  from  handing  out 
so  many  free  books. 

One  of  the  best  things  about 
JJC’s  bookstore  is  that  it  offers 
“book  buy  back.”  During  “buy 
back  days”,  students  can 
return  new  books  and  receive 
50%  of  the  new  price  back. 
Students  can  also  return  old 
books  and  still  receive  50%  of 
the  new  price  back.  So  when  a 
student  buys  a used  book  for 
$30.00,  when  the  new  price 
was  $60.00,  the  student  could 
still  receive  $30.00  at  book 
buy  back.  To  save  some  extra 
cash,  students  should  try  to 
purchase  used  books  when 
shopping  for  books  in  J.J.C.s’ 

The  50%  of  the  money  that 
students  pay  that  is  not 
returned  at  buy  back  goes  into 

the  operation  of  the  bookstore. 
During  “rush",  the  week  that 
everyone  returns  to  school,  the 
bookstore  makes  about 
$100,000  a day! 

Maier, however,  has  the 
responsibility  of  paying  rent, 
electric  and  gas  bills  to  JJC 
even  though  it  owns  the 
bookstore.  This  policy  also 
applies  at  North  Campus.  With 
a staff  of  thirty-five  at  main 
campus  alone,  Maier  still 
donates  some  of  the  money  to 
the  GED  Program,  the 
Financial  Aid  Program,  and 
the  Cable  Program. 

Maier  also  set  up  a book- 
store loan  for  students.  JJC  is 
the  only  college  to  have  this, 
says  Maier.  If  this  great 
opportunity  is  taken  advantage 
of  and  not  paid  off  by  the 
students,  the  bookstore  has  to 
pay  off  the  loan  out  of  its  own 

In  the  fiscal  year  1994,  the 
bookstore  had  a total  revenue 
of  $2,339,230.09  while  having 
an  expenditure  of 
$2,114,456.61  leaving 
$224,773.48  in  profit! 

Also,  Maier  states,  JJC 
marked  up  the  price  of  new 

books  23%  as  did  Moraine 
Valley  C.C.  and  Oakton  C.C. 
College  of  Dupage  had  a 
markup  between  20-25% 
while  Kankakee  C.C.,  South 
Suburban,  and  Triton  had  25% 
markups.  The  average 
markup  of  area  community 
and  four-year  colleges  was 
25%.  Our  bookstore  has 
many  great  advantages  for 
students,  but  in  return,  we,  as 
students,  have  to  do  one  little 
thing  to  help  things  to 
continue  to  run  smoothly  - 
bookstore  policy  clearly  states 
that  no  exchanges  or  refunds 
are  allowed  without  a receipt. 
This  way  no  one  will  steal 
books  and  be  able  to  return 
them  for  cash. 

Eric  Evans,  a third  semester 
student  here  at  JJC,  bought 
books  from  the  bookstore  and 
received  a wrong  book.  Eric 
was  unable  to  receive  his  full 
refund  due  to  ‘marks'  in  the 
book.  According  to  Evans,  “ I 
never  even  opened  it."  To 
avoid  losing  your  money,  take 
good  care  of  your  books  and 
hold  on  to  those  receipts! 

To  summarize  the  question 
of  why  books  are  so  expen- 
sive, it  is  because  of  publish- 
ers, paper  costs  and  whole- 
salers buying  books  from 
teachers.  According  to  Maier," 
The  bookstore  is  not  the  one 
who  says  what  books  arc 
required".  The  teachers  are  the 
ones  who  require  them. 

Bernadette  Dye,  a new 
student  at  JJC,  when  asked  if 
she  thought  books  were  too 
expensive,  said  “$240.00  for 
four  classes!  Yes,  books  arc 
expensive,  but  your  money  as 
students  is  going  to  good 
causes,  maybe  this  will  help 
some  JJC  Students." 

The  best  advice  the  book- 
store can  give  is:  "Make  sure 
you  read  and  understand  the 
bookstore  policies,  make  sure 
your  teachers  will  use  the  texts 
they  require,  and  keep  those 
receipts.  Just  think  of  the 
bookstore  as  the  mall,  if  the 
blue  jeans  you  bought  don't 
fit,  even  if  you  never  wore  or 
washed  them,  you  can't  get 
your  cash  back  unless  you 
have  that  receipt!" 

1995  Theatre  Season 

JJC  Instructor  Wins  National 

The  Joliet  Junior  College 
Fine  Arts  Department  is 
planning  an  exciting  slate  of 
productions  for  the  1995-96 
Theatre  Season.  The  season 
starts  October5-8  with 
Kennith  Reddin’s  Life 
During  Wartime.  Directed  by 
Dr.  Zachary  Bloomfield,  the 
play  examines  the  inner 
battle  each  of  us  wages  as  we 
decide  whether  to  “get 
involved"  or  simply  “see, 
hear,  and  speak  no  evil.”  The 
second  production,  D.D. 
Brooke’s  intriguing  Re- 

presented  November  16-19. 
Directed  by  Dr.  Rosaline  B. 

Stone,  this  “play  within  a 
play"  promises  to  be  a real 
treat  for  mystery 
lovers.The  third  production 
of  the  season  will  be 
presented  March  1-3  and  7- 
9 when  The  Fanlaslics 
return  to  the  JJC  stage. 
“Soon  if-sGQQnP." 
and  “Trv  to  Remember"  are 
only  two  of  the  many 
beautiful  ballads  from  this 
cherished  musical.  The 
production  will  be  directed 
by  Dr.  Zachary  Bloomfield 
with  musical  direction  by 
Sue  Malmberg.  The  season 
concludes  April  18-21  with 
John  Pielmeier’s  Agnes  of 

God.  Directed  by  Nicki  Blowers, 
there  are  no  easy  answers  in  this 
riveting  drama  about  two 
women’s  stuggle  for  the  mind 
and  soul  of  an  “innocent”  girl. 

Season  tickets  may  be  pur- 
chased through  October  9. 
Subscribers  receive  up  to  a 33% 
discount,  perferred  seating,  ticket 
exchange/replacement,  a special 
appreciation  reception,  and  free 
admission  to  two  evenings  of 
student  directed  one  act  plays  on 
April  2 and  3.  Tickets  for 
individual  shows  may  be 
purchased  throughout  the  season. 
For  information,  call  (815)  729- 
9020,  extension  2200. 

Fine  Arts  Instructor/Dept.  Chairperson  Jerry  Lewis 
has  been  named  a recipient  of  a 1995  National  Council 
for  Staff,  Program  and  Organizational  Development 
John  Fry  Individual  Merit  Award  for  the  Midwest 
Region.  Lewis  is  only  one  of  four  individuals  nation- 
wide to  recieve  this  award. 

The  Fry  award  recognizes  individuals  for  outstand- 
ing contributions  to  stafT,  program  or  organizational 
development  regionally  or  locally,  and  the  individuals 
personal  commitment  and  innovation.  In  October, 
Lewis  will  recieve  his  award  at  the  councils  national 
conference  in  Chicago 

(JJC  Players! 

Brandon  McShafferey> 

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Things  that  Make  you  go  Hmmm... 

Tim  Kelly 

"Equality  Among  the  Sexes." 

.vas  sitling  in  my  English  class  last  week  when  I noiiced  a girl  in 
front  of  me  wearing  a blouse  with  shoulder  pads.  Obviously,  I’ve 
seen  (hal  before,  but  it  got  me  thinking. 

Why  would  she  be  wearing  pads  in  her  blouse  that  made  her 
shoulders  look  square  and  resemble  a guy's  shoulders? 

In  my  journalism  class  I really  began  lo  become  puzzled  about 
this.  Eventually  I got  to  thinking  about  equality  between  the  sexes 
and  why  someone  would  want  that  equality. 

From  a guy’s  point  of  wiew,  there’s  no  need  to  fight  for  equality 
because  things  that  aren't  equal  now  are  generally  in  our  favor.  I 
’t  deny  it,  yet  at  the  same  time,  I won't  take  the  blame  for  it 
either.  This  inequality  was  forever  in  the  making,  and  I was  just  born 
time  where  my  sex  had  the  upper  hand.  However,  I can  empa- 
thize with  women.  It  must  be  very  frustrating  to  have  doors  con- 
stantly shut  in  your  face  because  of  the  sex  you  are  or  aren’t.  On  the 
other  hand,  it  must  be  insulting  to  have  those  same  doors  opened 
only  because  you  are  a female. 

From  a female's  point  of  wiew  (at  which  I can  only  guess),  you 
have  nothing  to  lose  by  fighting  for  equality.  Being  at  the  bottom  in 
a competition  between  two  groups,  well  that  only  leaves  one  place 
to  go  - up.  Again,  I can  empathize  with  the  frustrations  you  feel,  yet 
) never  understand  those  feelings.  All  I can  ask  is  that  you 
understand  the  guy's  point  of  view.  After  all,  if  you’re  winning  a 
:e,  why  would  you  want  to  just  give  up  and  lose? 

But  the  question  remains  as  to  why  women  want  equatily  with 
;n.  The  reasons  I mentioned  above  are  valid,  and  very  credible. 
Equality  in  mathmatics  is  represented  by  =.  So,  4=5  is  considered 
n equality,  because  the  objects  being  considered  are  not  the  same. 

In  the  thousands  of  years  that  numbers  have  existed,  4 never  became 
4 allways  wanted  to  remain  4,  and  celebrated  the  differences  it 
had  from  5.  4 didn’t  criticize  5.  Male  = Female  is  an  inequality 
because  the  objects  being  compared  are  not  the  same.  No  matter 
how  you  shape  them,  read  them,  or  change  them,  they  will  never  be 
;ame.  How  come  the  female  gender  cannot  lake  a lesson  from 
the  number  4?  I'm  not  insisting  that  the  females  always  have  to  be 
second  best.  After  all,  everyone  enjoys  and  deserves  the  rush  of 
winning  a race,  and  everyone  needs  to  learn  humility  from  losing. 
But  who’s  happy  when  we  tie? 

This  week’s  Fractured  Photo 

Suffering  for  the  Arts 

Stephanie  N.  Blahut 

As  part  of  a generation  raised  on  athletics  being  the  main  part  of  American 
“culture,”  I’m  outraged  to  find  just  how  much  the  arts  have  suffered  due  to  our 
lack  of  interest  in  them.  After  seeing  the  amount  of  time  and  effort  that’s  put  into 
a theatrical  production,  opera,  ballet,  etc...  it’s  a wonder  why  those  who  are 
dedicated  to  the  profession  are  willing  to  “suffer  for  the  arts.” 

George  Balanchine  ( one  of  the  greatest  choreographers  for  the  New  York  City 
Ballet)  once  compared  ballet  to  attending  a baseball  game. 

“Once  he  knows  what  it’s  all  about,  once  he  understands  why  the  players  run 
and  slide  and  leap  as  they  do,  he  begins  to  appreciate  the  game,  he  enjoys  it.  The 
same  thing  is  true  of  ballet.” 

A major  contributor  to  our  “culture”  problem,  is  lack  of  education.  People  do 
not  attempt  to  understand  the  arts  and  it  isn’t  a required  topic  at  school.  Due  to 
our  lack  of  education,  children  today  aren’t  grasping  the  values  that  the  arts  hold. 

Another  reason  for  our  lack  of  artistry  is  due  to  government  funding.  Yes,  I 
know  that  we  (America)  have  ‘bigger  and  better’  problems  to  deal  with  such  as 
hunger,  a huge  deficit,  etc...  but  the  arts  are  a part  of  education  just  as  much  as 
math,  English,  and  History  are.  In  fact,  the  arts  (ballet,  music,  painting  and 
sculpture..)  corresponds  with  English,  uses  various  forms  of  mathematics,  and  it 
is  a significant  part  of  our  history.  Unfortunately,  the  government  only  spends  a 
small  portion  of  it’s  $1.5  trillion  budget  to  culture  (about  $167.4  million  goes  to 
the  National  Endowment  for  the  Arts).  For  some,  that  may  seem  like  a lot.  That 
is,  of  course,  before  you  think  of  the  cost  for  props,  theater  expenses,  instru- 
ments, lighting,  costumes,  production  crew  fees,  choreographer’s  and  company 
owner’s  salaries,  and  then  there  may  be  a little  left  for  the  salaries  of  the  actual 

For  those  who  are  dedicate  to  the  arts  and  the  performing  arts,  our  lack  of 
interest,  funding,  and  education  causes  them  to  truly  “suffer  for  the  arts." 

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Slow  Waltz 

Carmen  Jewett 

Robert  James  Waller,  the  mystical  writer  of  romance,  has  pieced 
together  a work  of  art  that  has  received  little  praise  and  attention. 

Slow  Waltz  in  Cedar  Bend  is  every  bit  the  love  story  of  Bridges  of 
Madison  County.  Slow  Waltz  revolves  around  the  deviant  love  story 
of  Michael  Tillman  and  Jellie  Braden. 

Michael  Tillman  is  almost  a mirror  image  of  Madison  County’s 
Robert  Kincaid:  distant,  attractive,  and  middle-aged.  Michael, 
however,  is  a more  believable  and  interesting  person.  He  is  a teacher 
at  a university  in  Cedar  Bend  who  comes  across  to  other  teachers  as 
a nonconformist. 

Jellie  Braden  is  the  wife  of  another  man  and  faculty  member  at  the 
same  university,  but  Michael  and  Jellie  are  fated  to  fall  in  love. 

Michael  and  Jellie  waltz  through  school  activities  together  and 
become  hopelessly  attracted  to  each  other. 

Slow  Waltz  in  Cedar  Bend  is  anything  but  slow.  It  takes  the  reader 
for  a ride  through  Michael’s  teenage  years  on  his  motorcycle  and  to 
India  in  search  of  truth  and  freedom. 

Slow  Waltz  offers  something  that  Bridges  of  Madison  Countv  has 
kept  from  its  readers.  It  offers  hope  and  a happy  ending  to  a 
fantastic  love  (hat  withstood  all  obstacles. 

Dancing  on  my  Grave 

Stephanie  N.  Blahut 
Entertainment  Editor 

Dancing  on  my  Grave  is  the  autobiography  of  professional 
dancer,  Gelsey  Kirkland.  Kirkland  started  her  dance  career  at  the 
School  of  American  Ballet.  She  trained  under  the  direction  of 
choreographer  George  Balanchine  and  was  a member  of  the  New 
York  City  ballet.  She  caught  the  spotlight  in  such  ballets  as  The 
Nutcracker,  A Mid  Summer’s  Night  Dream,  Giselle,  and  Sleeping 
Beauty.  However,  she  was  mentally  tormented  with  twisted 
pictures  of  her  body  and  constantly  strived  to  better  herself  to  fit 
the  image  of  a “Balanchine  ballerina."  (Later  this  torment  lead  her 
to  anorexia.)  Kirkland's  fame  was  short  lived  when  she  began  her 
amphetamine  abuse  and  cocaine  addiction.  Eventually,  through  the 
help  of  her  friend  and  husband,  Greg  Lawrence,  Kirkland 
overcame  her  obstacles  and  began  a new  life  and  career  with  the 
Royal  Ballet  of  London. 

Dancing  on  my  Grave  gave  the  reader  an  insight  of  the  life  of 
one  ballerina  and  her  struggles  with  herself  and  the  extremely 
competitive  world  of  dance.  Gelsey  Kirkland's  struggles  were  felt 
as  though  they  were  mine  and  she  inspired  me  just  the  same. 

Mark's  Reviews 

Mark  Koeppenhoefer 

A Walk  in  the  Clouds 

**Keanue  Reeves 

A soldier  in  World  War  II 
comes  home  from  the  war  to 
his  wife  with  high  hopes  of 
starling  a new  life  and 
family.  Only  one  problem: 
he  sells  chocolates  for  a 
living.  His  career  brings  him 
westward  where  he  meets 

Because  she  is  of  very  high- 
class  Mexican  descent,  this 
problem  is  amplified 
(enfold.  To  save  her  the 
embarrassment  of  being  a 
single  mother,  the  soldier 
offers  to  spend  one  day  at 
her  family’s  estate  posing  as 

“Know  When  to  Say  When” 

From  JJC’s  Alternatives  Office 

The  Inter-Association  Task  Force  on  Alcohol  and  other  Substance  Abuse  Issues  is 
proud  to  announce  the  seventh  annual  "Know  When  to  Say  When,"  poster  competition. 

This  poster  competition  will  award  19  scholarships,  totaling  $15,000,  to  students  who 
submit  the  best  poster  ideas  to  communicate  personal  responsibility  and  respect  for  the 
law  reguarding  alcohol.  In  addition,  the  Grand  Prize  winner’s  school  will  receive  a 
matching  $5,000  grant.  This  contest  is  not  just  for  art  students,  and  drawing  ability  will 
not  be  a factor  in  the  judging  of  the  entries. 

The  contest  runs  through  December  15, 1995.  Official  entry  forms  can  be  obtained 
from  the  Alternatives  Office  in  fl009.  If  you  have  any  questions  slop  by  or  give  us  a call 
at  729-9020,  ext.2636.  Good  Luck! 

Now  Playing 

By  Softy-Movie  Reviews 

See  it:  The  Usual  Suspects  This  film  was  everything  Resen'oir  Dogs  wanted  to  be 
and  then  some.  The  plot  unfolds  in  pieces,  told  to  a D.A  from  New  York  by  the  only 
surviving  witness  of  a massive  boat  catastrophe.  Gabriel  Byrne  ( Point  of  No  Return) 
and  Stephen  Baldwin  ( Threesome ) give  command  performances  as  the  leaders  of  an 
elite  gang  criminals,  thrown  together  by  chance  and  trying  to  survive  numerous  plots 
and  double-crosses  against  them.  In  their  world  only  one  thing  is  certain:  Kaiser  Sose 
is  in  complete  control.  Suspects  will  keep  even  the  most  experienced  movie  veteran 
guessing  until  the  very  end. 

The  strong  plot  and  acting  are  well  supported  by  cinematography, 
scenework,  dialogue  and  action.  Definitely  not  the  average  shoot-em-up.  Watch  for 
an  Oscar  Nomination  on  this  one.  Rating:9 

Seven  Morgan  Freeman  ( Shawshank  Redemption)  and  Brad  Pitt  ( Legends 
of  the  Fall)  team  up  in  the  cop  thriller  of  the  decade.  This  one’s  defenitely  not  for  the 
feint  of  heart  or  those  with  weak  stomachs.  There  is  some  violence,  a lot  of  suspense, 
and  gore  unlike  anything  you’ve  ever  seen.  If  you  thought  Silence  of  the  Lambs  was 
scary,  think  again.  Seven  redefines  terror  in  the  story  of  a psychopathic  evangelist 
determined  to  teach  the  world  the  error  of  its  ways.  Pitt  and  Freeman  present  some  of 
their  best  and  most  moving  work.  The  story  gels  a bit  predictable  toward  (he  very 
end,  and  there  is  one  major  hole  in  the  plot,  but  the  suspense  and  tension  build  right 
through  the  final  scene.  Seven’s  gruesome  humor  and  gripping  storyline  will  have 
you  biting  off  your  fingers.  The  action  never  slows  down  except  to  create  likeable 
and  sympathetic  characters.  Watch  for  a Best  Cinematography  nomination,  as  well  as 
several  Best  Actors  and  Best  Picture.  Don't  wail  for  this  one  on  video,  you’ll  be 
cheating  yourself  of  the  full  experience.  Rating:  10 

Rent  it:  Too  Wong  Foo,  Thanks  for  everything,  Julie  Newmar  Usually,  big  time 
actors  make  a movie  they  regret  early  in  their  career.  Patrick  Swayze  (Ghost)  and 
Wesley  Snipes  (Passenger  57)  apparently  decided  to  wait  until  now.  Not  to  say  that 
this  movie  doesn’t  have  good  comedic  content,  but  I couldn't  find  any  reason  to 
spend  the  ticket  price.  This  one  can  wait  for  video.  The  story  is  light,  and  the 
characters  are  likeable.  Some  of  the  gags  are  a bit  overdone  and  predictable,  but 
Newmar  never  takes  itself  too  seriously,  and  I liked  that.  Raling:6 
Skip  it:  Showgirls  Save  some  cash  and  rent  a porno.  There’s  less  crummy  dialogue, 
you’ll  get  better  acting,  and  maybe  producers  will  be  discouraged  from  makin  more 
of  these.  Could  replace  Plan  Nine  as  the  worst  movie  ever  made  It’s  so  bad.  people 
were  falling  asleep  in  the  theater.  The  publicity  suggests  that  there’s  something 
shocking  or  new  in  this  ‘realistic  drama'.  Whatever.  The  only  new  aspect  is  that  they 
found  a way  to  market  this  trash  in  a general  theater.  If  this  is  all  we  can  expect  from 
the  new  NC-17  films.  I'm  all  for  ditching  the  rating  altogether. 

Elizabeth  Berkley  was  a belter  actress  on  Saved  by  the  Bell.  While  she  docs 
have  a nice  body,  I think  it’s  safe  to  say  this  wll  be  the  end  of  her  big  screen  career, 

Watch  for  it:  Vampire  in  Brooklyn  Starring  Eddie  Murphy.  Could  signify  the  end  of 
his  acting  career,  but  Murphy  has  a way  of  making  the  worst  movies  work. 

To  Die  For:  Nicole  Kidman  (Batman  Forever)  stars  in  the  macabre  story  of 
a TV  weathergirl  who  will  do  anything  to  gel  famous.  From  the  previews,  this  looks 
to  be  everything  Showgirls  wasn’t.  Kidman  has  a superb  track  record,  and  has 
consistently  proven  that  if  there’s  one  thing  she  does  well,  it’s  sexy.  Though  a sultry 
vilaness  will  be  a new  role  for  her,  I have  no  doubt  she’ll  pull  it  off.  I’m  wondering  if 
a Best  Actress  is  in  store  for  her. 

Empire  Records:  Could  replace  Clerks  as  the  next  cull  ’Gen-X’  film.  It  stars 
a bunch  of  no-name  actors,  and  the  plot  seems  weak;  but  whatever  the  big  critics  soy, 
you’ll  probably  have  to  judge  this  one  for  yourself. 

My  rating  system:  1-3  Crap;  4-5  Crap,  but  kinda  cool  anyway;  6-8 
worth  seeing;  9-10  Blockbuster  Material 

Nursing  Symposium 

(several  times)  a young, 
beautiful  Hispanic  woman 
who  is  going  home  to  her 
very  proud  family.  Only  one 
problem:  she  is  pregnant  and 
the  father  wants  nothing  to 
do  with  her  or  the  child. 

her  husband. 

This  plot  is  developed 
with  subtle  humor, 
breathtaking  scenery,  and  a 
great  ending.  (An  ideal 
movie  to  see  with  that 
special  aonmeone.) 

The  JJC  Nursing  Dept,  and  the  JJC  Nursing  Student  Association  will  host 
“Breah  Through  To  Nursing,"  a symposium  addressing  various  aspects  of  the 

The  symposium  will  be  held  from  6:30  - 9:00p.m.  Monday,  Oct  9,  in  D-2001  . 
There  is  no  fee,  and  the  event  is  open  to  nursing  students,  nursing  instructors, 
those  considering  the  nursing  profession  or  anyone  interesled  in  the  field. 

King  of  the  Hill 

Joliet  Junior  College 
Football  Schedule 

Adam  Lang 
Sports  Writer 

Coach  of  JJCs  Nalional 
Champion  baseball  team, 
Coach  Wayne  King  now 
brings  16  years  of  experience 






to  the  Athletic  Director’s 


Sept.  2 

Iowa  Lakes 
(Esterville,  I A) 


7:00  PM 

Coach  King’s  previous 
experience  includes  being  an 


Sept.  9 

Rock  Valley  College 


1:00  PM 


Sept.  17 

IL.  Wesleyan  Univ.  (JV) 
(Bloomington,  IL) 


2:00  PM 

Ohio  University  for  six  years 
and  ten  years  as  baseball 


Sept.  23 

College  of  DuPage 


1:00  PM 


Sept.  30  * 

Ellsworth  C.C. 
(Iowa  Falls,  IA) 


7:00  PM 

Now,  he  oversees  all  sports 
activities,  such  as:  recruiting, 


Oct.  7 

Harper  College 
(Hall  of  Fame  Banquet) 


1:00  PM 

game  day  preparations,  hiring 
officials,  eligibility,  and 


Oct.  21 

Illinois  Valley  CC 
(Parents  Day) 


7:00  PM 

financial  budgets. 


Oct.  21 

Iowa  Central 
(Fort  Dodge,  I A) 


7:00  PM 

change  in  the  near  future,” 
said  Coach  King.  “We  have  a 


Oct.  28 

Grand  Rapids,  MI 


7:00  PM 

good  group  of  young  coaches 


Nov.  4 

First  Round  Playoffs 





Final  Playoff 





R.C.  Cola  Bowl 





Midwest  Bowl 



that  have  previously  won  two 
National  Championships 
(1994  Baseball  and  1994 

There  are  some  programs  he 
is  going  to  be  working  with: 
“We  need  to  make  women’s 
sports  stronger.  There  are 
some  things  that  men’s  sports 
have  been  doing  that  women’s 
haven’t.  Clinics  and  increased 
- recruiting  will  make  them 
more  secure. 

“I  also  plan  on  helping 
students  to  continue  their 
athletic  and  academic  careers 
at  four  year  colleges.” 

As  for  new  teams  being 
added,  King  doesn’t  see  any  in 
the  near  future. 

“I  enjoy  my  job  a lot,  even 
though  I don’t  consider  it  a 
job.  I’ve  worked  very  hard  to 
get  here.” 

What's  Happening  in  Sports 

Scott  Dieninger 
Sports  Editor 

To  borrow  an  idea  from 
Sports  Radio  1000's  (WMVP) 
very  own  Lance  McCallister, 
this  column  will  focus  on  the 
"thumbs  up"  and  "thumbs 
down” in  the  world  of  sports. 
Thumbs  up  MLB  on 
divisional  realignment.  There 
would  have  been  virtually  no 
pennant  races  with  the  old  set- 

Thumbs  up  Seattle 
Mariners.  It’s  taken  almost  20 
years  but  they’re  finally  in 
contention  and  featuring  a 
murderer’s  row-like  lineup  to 

Thumbs  down  California 
Angels  and  their  squandering 
of  a 1 3-game  lead  to  those 
Mariners.  However,  both  the 
M’s  and  the  Haloes  are  young 
and  talented  and  should  hang 
around  the  top  of  the  AL  West 
for  the  next  five  or  so  years. 

Thumbs  down  anyone  who 
thinks  a pitcher  should 
contend  for  league  MVP. 

Hello!  Is  a position  player 
eligible  to  win  the  Cy  Young 
award?  There  is  many  a non- 
pitcher  highly  deserved  of  the 
MVP  this  year.  Handing  it  to 
a pitcher  would  be  ludicrous. 
Thumbs  up  back  to  back 
MVP  Frank  Thomas  on 
another  monstrous  slat-packed 
campaign.  Even  though  his 
team  fell  way  short  of 
expectations.  The  Big  Hurt  did 
all  he  could  to  keep  the  White 
Sox  ship  a float.  Sorry, 
though,  Frank,  no  three-peat 
as  most  valuable.  There’s  a 
Belle  ringing  in  Cleveland  to 
the  chant  of  M-V-PM! 

Thumbs  up  Greg  Maddux 
who  is  on  track  for  an 
unprecedented  fourth  straight 
Cy  Young  award.  What  more 
can  be  said?! 

Thumbs  up  and  an  overdue 
one  at  that  to  Cal  Ripken  Jr. 

on  passing  Lou  Gehrig’s 
consecutive  games  played 
mark.  Too  bad  Cal  has 
slumped  since  that  record- 
breaking  night  with  about  two 
hits  in  his  last  twenty  at  bats. 
Well,  enjoy  the  history  you've 
made  Cal,  you've  earned  it! 
Thumbs  up  to  the  St.  Louis 
Rams  and  their  4-0  start.  A 
little  adversity  and  a new 
home  is  exactly  what  they 
needed  apparently. 

Thumbs  down  to  the  NFL 
for  fining  Bears’  linebacker 
Vinson  Smith  $12,000  for  the 
hit  administered  to  the  Rams’ 
QB  Chris  Miller.  Mind  you 
there  wasn’t  even  a flag 
thrown.  And  don’t  tell  me  the 
ref  just  missed  it-the  QB  is  the 
center  of  attention  on  every 
play  and  if  all  the  refs  don’t 
have  their  eyes  on  the  QB,  one 
of  them  does  for  sure.  They 
might  as  well  put  the  QB’s  on 
the  endangered  species  list! 
Thumbs  up  & thumbs 

down  to  the  Detroit  Lions.  So 
they  did  beat  the  defending 
champion  49er’s  on  Monday 
night-by  only  three  points. 
They  were  inside  the  twenty 
three  times  and  inside  the  five 
two  of  those  three  and  came 
away  with  only  nine  points.  A 
1-3  record  doesn’t  exactly 
secure  head  coach  Wayne 
Fontes’ job  either. 

Thumbs  up  Emmit  Smith 
for  beginning  another 
touchdown  scampering 
campaign.  Mr.  Consistency 
does  it  either  via  receiving  or 
rushing  and  will  probably 
shatter  all  TD  records  when  he 
hangs  ’em  up. 

Thumbs  up  Pittsburg 
Steelers'  head  coach  Bill 
Cowher  and  his  “debacle” 
claims.  His  wallet  may  suffer 
worse  than  the  Bears’  Smith 
for  his  shoving  the  play  sheet 
in  a referee's  pocket  and 
accusing  them  of  not  being 
able  to  count  twelve  players. 

This  one  oughta  be 

Thumbs  up  Washington 
Bullets  for  acquiring  Mark 
Price  from  Cleveland  in 
exchange  for  their  1st  round 
pick  in  '96.  They  also  signed 
this  year’s  first  rounder  6' 10" 
Rashefid  Wallace  out  of 
Tarheel  Country.  They  will 
join  the  highly  talented 
frontline  of  Chris  Webber, 
Juwan  Howard  and  Calbert 
Chaney.  Can  you  say  "the 
Dallas  Mavericks  of  the 
Eastern  Conference?” 
Thumbs  up  to  the  NBA  for 
ending  the  lockout.  The 
league  must’ve  learned  from 
MLB  and  the  NHL  and  thus 
Michael  will  once  again  lead 
the  Bulls  and  an  impressive 
crop  of  rookies  should  make 
immediate  impacts. 

Volume  67  Issue  2 

Joliet  Junior  College  Student  Newspaper 

November  1, 1995 

To  "EM  or  not  to  "E?" 

■|  JJC's  attempt  at  E- 
™ Mail  for  the  students. 

• Robyn  Hinker 
Staff  Writer 

“The  world  is  a 
computerized  world, "said  Dr 
Lepanto,  Vice-President  of 
Academic  Affairs  here  at  JJC. 
Lepanto  is  in  the  center  of  the 
debate  over  student  access  to  E- 
mail  and  the  Internet. 

If  you've  ever  used  the 
computers  in  the  Macintosh 
labs,  you’ve  noticed  a window 
for  “Internet".  If  you  have  ever 
tried  to  get  into  that  window, 
you  were  probably  denied 
because  you  did  not  have  a 

password.  As  of  now,  only 
faculty  and  staff  are  eligable 
for  access  to  the  internet. 

“About  50-60  faculty  can 
[access  internet]  but  only  about 
10  do,"  Lepanto  said.  So  if  the 
teachers  can,  why  can’t  the 
students?  Lepanto  said  it  is 
because  of  a few  things.  First, 
there  is  a policy  being  devised 
“to  protect  the  institution."  "The 
Technology  Planning 
Committee  worked  on  the 
policy  and  studied  what  worked 
at  other  institutions,"  Lepanto 
explained.  A policy  is  needed 
for  legal  reasons  such  as 
liability,  licenses  and  costs. 

The  other  reason  why  the 

students  of  JJC  can’t  have  E- 
mail  is  technological.  The 
"electrical  backbone”  must  first 
be  pul  into  place.  When  the  new 
technology  building  opens  it 
will  be  E-mail  ready.  However, 
the  rest  of  JJC  is  not.  The  major 
problem  is  "finding  means  of 
dealing  with  costs  of 
technology;  we  need  to  find  a 
way  to  fund  it,”  according  to 

“It  would  be  an  eventual 
goal  for  students  to  have  access 
to  E-mail."  Lepanto  said.  When 
asked  what  the  probability  of 
students  gaining  access  to 
Netscape  and  the  Internet, 
Lepanto  said  “not  good  for  the 

JJC  Enrollment:  Up  or  Down? 

• Carmen  Jewett 

Staff  Writer 

In  China,  men  are 
experiencing  a drought  of 
women.  This  is  just  the  opposite 
at  JJC.  There  are  over  25% 
more  women  enrolled  than 

The  women/men  ratio  is 
just  one  of  the  interesting  tidbits 
I discovered  from  Steve 
Daggers,  Director.  Community 

According  to  the 
preliminary  stats  for  1995  taken 
the  tenth  day  of  class,  JJC  is 
experiencing  a slight  decline  in 
enrollment.  Enrollment  is 
determined  by  two  factors: 
actual  head  count  and  total 
credit  hours  being  taken  by 

Bench  marks,  yearly 
figures,  are  first  looked  at  on  the 
tenth  day  of  school  and  then 
again  at  mid  term. 

There  are  1 2 1 fewer  people 
registered  at  JJC  this  year  than 
in  1994  but  there  is  only  a .5% 
decline  in  credit  hours  being 
taken.  Compared  to  five  years 
ago,  credit  hours  arc  actually  up 

The  all  time  enrollment 
high  took  place  in  1982.  There 

were  11,078  students  enrolled 
and  84,018  credit  hours  taken. 
Part  of  the  reason  for  the  high 
enrollment  was  due  to  prison 
inmate  classes  offered  by  JJC. 
Classes  arc  no  longer  offered  to - 

Another  interesting  fact  is 
that  when  the  economy  is 
strong,  enrollment  is  down  and 
when  it  is  weak,  enrollment  is 
up  at  community  colleges. 
Evidently,  people  are  satisfied 
with  their  jobs  when  the 
economy  is  strong  and  try  to 
qualify  for  jobs  when  it  is  bad. 

Steve  Daggers  staled  that 
it  is  a nation  wide  trend  for 
fluctuation  to  occur  in 
community  colleges. 
Community  colleges  should 
expect  a 3%  decrease  on  the 
tenth  day  of  class.  JJC  is  well 
below  that  figure. 

Some  more  interesting 
tidbits  for  ’95  at  JJC:  the 
average  age  of  the  student  body 
is  28.7  years,  there  arc  more 
than  double  part  time  students 
than  full  time,  and  more 
students  take  day  classes 
compared  to  evening  classes. 

Both  White  and  African 
American  students  are  at  a 
decline.  In  1 995  there  are  8.7 1 1 
White  students  and  768African 

next  several  months.” 

The  policy  has  been 
submitted  to  the  board  for 
consideration  and  a decision 
should  be  reached  by 
November.  The  steps  to  student 
access  to  E-mail  according  to 
Lepanto  are:  Board  voting  on 
policy,  completing  the  electrical 
backbone,  and  figuring  costs. 
“We  should  have  a structured 
budget  by  spring,"  Lepanto 

The  earliest  students 
should  expect  to  be  able  to  log 
onto  the  net  via  an  account  at 
JJC  is  June.  In  all  probability, 
next  fall  is  more  likely  when  the 
students  will  have  hassle-free 
Internet  access. 

American,  compared  to  8,834 
and  796  in  1994.  Native 
Americans,  Hispanics,  Asian/ 
Pacific  Islanders,  and  others  are 

On  campus,  there  arc 
7,719  students,  which  has 
decreased  2.22%  and  off 
campus  there  are  2,529,  which 
has  increased  by  2.18% 
compared  to  1994. 

All  of  the  above 
information  is  courtesy  of  Steve 
Daggers  from  the  Community 
Relations  Office  and  the  JJC 
Office  of  Institutional  Research. 


The  Blazer  wishes  to  extend 
its  apologies  to  Leslie  Lissy  for 
the  errors  that  appeared  in  her 
article  “A  Tribute  to  Joan 
Weber."  Unfortunately  a word 
was  accidentally  replaced  that 
drastically  changed  the  meaning 
of  what  she  was  saying.  What 
was  printed  was  "A  stroke  had 
left  her  mind  impaired...  " It 
should  have  read  "A  stroke  left 
her  memory  impaired.  The 
Blazer  deeply  regrets  this  error. 
Several  other  typographical 
errors  were  in  her  article,  for 
which  we  also  apologize. 

David  Wecse,  Editor 

Brown  Bag 

Round  Table  (Global  Issues)’ 
Tony  Cuvalo  and  others 
Noon,  Thursday,  Nov.2 

"Snowmobiling  in 

Roger  Ross 

Noon,  Wednesday,  Nov.  15 

Planetarium  Shows 

"Larry,  Cat  in  Space" 
6:30  p.m.  Thursday,  Nov.2 
"Earth  Whispers" 

7:30  p.m.  Tuesday,  Nov.7 
Ecological  Restoration 
ILife  Science  Club  Ecological 
Restoration  Project 
3-5  p.m.  Friday,  Nov.3 
Outside  and  west  of  G 

Professor  Speaks  out  on  ESA 

David  Weese 

Dr.  William  Zalcs. 
former  Narural  Sciences 
Chairperson,  was  interviewed 
by  the  Blazer  regarding  the 
plans  of  the  new  congress  to 
weaken  environmental  laws 

Zales  fears  that  the 
Endangered  Species  Act 
(ESA)  will  no  longer  “stand 
as  intended"  once  the  new 
congress  gets  through  with  it. 

Zalcs  slated"  What  the 
new  congress  wants  to  do  is 
to  relax  many  restrictions  and 
create  more  regulations  that 
favor  business.  These 
regulations  will  create  a lot  of 
paperwork,  and  make  it  harder 
for  Fish  and  Wildlife  Dept, 
inspectors  to  do  their  job.  The 
more  paperwork  inspectors 
have  to  do,  the  more  they  arc 
robbed  of  valuable  field  time. 
The  less  field  lime,  the  less 
often  people  gel  caught 
damaging  the  environment." 

“There  is  even 
legislation  on  the  floor  right 
now  that  limits  the  number  of 
new  species  that  can  be  placed 

the  Endangered  Species 
List,"  Zalcs  staled.  “What 
happens  when  we  find 
species  that  arc  in  trouble? 
Will  those  species  just  have 
wait  ’until  the  paperwork  goes 
through"  to  be  rescued? 

“Then  there  is  more  talk 
about  limiting  ESA  laws  tc 
only  apply  to  public  land, 
Docs  this  mean  that  people 
will  be  able  to  destroy  the 
environment  just  because  they 
own  the  land?"  Zalcs  asked. 

When  asked  about  the 
changes  the  new  congress 
wants  to  make  on  how 
our  natural  resources,  Zales 
replied.  “The  new  congress 
must  understand  that  you 
trade  short-term  profits  for 
natural  resources  that  arc  in 
short  supply.  Sure,  you  might 
save  some  jobs  now.  but 
pretty  soon  your  natural 
resource  is  gone,  and  the  jobs 
arc  lost  anyway.  The  only 
problem  is  that  now  your 
natural  resource  is  gone 

We  also  need  to  address 
our  use  of  public  land  for 
Cont.  on  pg  2 

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Classical  100  is  a Success 

pi  Trustee  gives  us 
1 — *the  menu. 

• Scott  Deininger 
Sports  Editor 

Joliet  Empress  River  Casino.  Victory  March  to  Musicbox 
This  year’s  menu  selections  Dancer  made  for  a unique 
were  made  by  Troya  combination  of  musical  pieces. 
Cieszkiewicz  and  Apis  I was  priveledged  to  have  Ms. 
Nikrodhanond,  JJC  Culinary  Nancy  Pitts  of  Morris  as  my 
A menu  feamring  wild  Arts  sluctaus.  da,e.  She  is  enrolled  in  the 

mushroom  and  truffle  soup  and  The  other  menu  selections  Emergency  Medical 

braised  romaine  with  marinated  were  shrimp  and  minced  herbs,  Technology  (EMT)  program  on 
sturgeon  shied  slightly  away  nectarine  glazed  pork  campus  and  hopes  to  begin  a 
from  the  cheese  and  sausage  tenderloin,  triple  layered  career  as  a paramedic  soon, 
pizza  that  1 had  grown  potatoes  au  gratin,  asparagus.  My  table  featured  the  likes  of 
accustomed  to  on  Friday  nites.  carrot  bundles  bound  with  a Dr.  James  Lepanto  and  Dr. 

However,  at  the  22nd  Annual  ribbon  of  leek,  red  leaf,  Joelyn  Ainley,  UC  Vice 
Classical  100  Dinner  presented  radicchio  and  bib  lettuce  salad.  President’s  of  Student  and 
by  the  JJC  Culinary  Arts  Dessert  featured  marbled  Academic  Affairs  respectively. 
Department  on  October  6,  a choclate  baskets  filled  with  Len  Hodgman,  secretary  of  the 
pizza  was  no  where  to  be  found,  cinnamon  chocolate  mousse  Board  of  Trustees  and  Elenor 
It  was  time  for  this  McDonald’s  along  with  miniature  pastries  MuGuan-Boza,  fellow  board 
loving,  Domino’s  craving  and  cookies.  Libaio  member,  and  her  husband  John, 
student  trustee  to  broaden  his  Chardonnay,  Aziano  Chianti  Whether  it  was  the  livliness  of 
cuisine  horizons.  Classico,  Cognac  and  Grand  table,  primarily  Mr.  Hodgman 

A good  time  was  had  by  all  as  Marnier  were  served  to  the 

er-had-before  cuisine, 

: Mark  Turk  of  RE/MAX  Reality,  compliment  their  respective  the  the  seldom-heard  music 
Jan  Larsen  ofThc  Herald  News  dishes.  one  too  many  glasses  of  Chianti, 

and  JJC  President  Dr.  Thomas  The  night’s  exquisite  I spent  a wonderful  time  at  this 

Gamble  played  host  to  the  atmosphere  was  enhanced  year’s  Classical  100.  I extend 
event.  courtesy  of  a pianist  and  two  my  gratitude  to  the  Culinary 

Prior  to  the  dinner  was  a violinists  who  played  requests  Arts  department  and  chairman 
champagne  reception  on  the  from  each  table  along  with  their  Patrick  Hagerty 
bridge  featuring  cold  and  hot  own  choices.  Insrumentals  congratulate  them  on  a job  well 
hors  d'oeuvres  sponsored  by  ranging  from  The  Notre  Dame  done. 

^ Student  Trustee  '’Trips’*  in  Seattle 

grazing,”  said  Zales. 
Overgrazing  is  a problem  in 
itself,  but  the  larger  problem  is 
that  cattle  tend  to  stay  close  to 
whatever  water  is  available  to 
them.  I’ve  seen  the  resulting 
damage  with  my  own  eyes. 
Riparian  (stream  and  river  bank) 
ecosystems  are  very  fragile  and 
livestock  can  seriously  damage 

‘I  agree  that  there  is  a need 
for  grazing  land,”  said  Zales.  “I 
just  think  that  people  who  use 
public  lands  should  pay  higher 
grazing  fees  than  the  paltry  sums 
they  pay  now.  The  extra  money 
could  go  to  pay  for  the  damage 
their  livestock  do  to  the 
enviornment.  I highly  suspect 
that  these  people  would  treat  the 
land  much  differently  if  the  land 
belonged  to  them.” 

When  asked  who  is  really 
fault  for  all  the  cnviommental 
damage,  the  little  guy  or  big 
business,  Zales  stated,  “It’s 
equal.  They’re  both  at  fault. 
You  can’t  lay  it  all  on  big 

business,  although  they  have 
certainly  done  their  part.  When 
you  have  a lot  of  little  guys, 
each  doing  a just  a little 
damage,  it  adds  up  to  alot  of 

“There  is  legislation 
pending  that  will  make  it  easier 
for  big  business  to  get  around 
the  Clean  Water  and  Clean  Air 
Acts.  This  is  more  than  just 
threat  to  bio-diversity,  it’s 
threat  to  public  health,"  Zales 
stated.  “What  is  mo 
important,  short  term  profit 
the  health  of  our  children?” 

“Economics  is  not  my 
specialty,"  Zales  said,  “and  1 
realize  that  we  need  to  grow  our 
economy.  I just  don’t  think  that 
environmental  laws  we  already 
have  in  place  should  be  gutted 
in  the  name  of  economic 
progress.  All  an  ecologist 
do  is  to  point  out  the  fact  that 
we’re  damaging 
environment.  It’s  up 
humanity  to  decide  what’s  n 
important,  making  money  r 
or  saving  what’s  left  of 
environment  for  our  children.’ 

Student  Trustee 
recaps  his  trip  to  Seattle 

• Scott  Deininger 
Sports  Editor 

The  cool  climate.  The 
overcast  skies.  The  never- 
ending  rains.  Sounds  like  your 
typical  Seattle  forecast,  right. 
Such  was  not  the  case  during  the 
Association  of  Community 
College  Trustees  annual 
convention  held  in  Seattle,  WA. 

The  trip  may  not  have  started 
as  planned.  My  luggage  was 
lost  for  24  hours.  That’s  what 
happens  when  MarkAirAirlines 
is  your  transportation  cross 
country.  Every  other  passenger 
on  board  had  to  pedal  their  feet 
ala  The  Flintstones  to  get  the 
plane  airborne.  So  for  my  first 
night’s  stay  2200  miles  from 
home  I was  luggagelcss  and 
sleepless  in  Seattle.  Luckily,  I 
ran  into  Virgil  Staiger,  Director 
of  Public  Information  at 
Highline  Community  College, 
Des  Moines  WA,  who  greeted 
ACCT  members  at  the  airport. 
He  gave  me  my  options  and 
eventually  corralled  my  luggage 
and  dropped  it  off  in  my  hotel 
lobby.  Thanks,  Virgil. 

The  convention,  itself,  was  a 
spectacle.  There  were 

community  college  presidents 
and  board  members,  including 
nearly  20  student  trustees,  from 
California  to  New  York,  and 
Canada,  too.  Seattle’s 
downtown  Convention  Center 
played  host  to  the  event  where 
we  awoke  to  breakfast  and  then 
lunch  daily.  This  year's 
convention  focussed  on 
technology  and  its  role  in  the 
future  of  community  colleges. 
The  first  meeting  I attended 
featured  JJC’s  Board  Chairman, 
Joyce  Heap  as  coordinator  of 
the  student  trustee  reception, 
and  about  twelve  student 
trustees.  I learned  more  about 
my  position  as  student  trustee 
in  that  session  than  if  I would’ ve 
listened  to  a speaker  on 
"Community  Colleges  in  the 
year  2010.”  Furthermore,  my 
daily  interactions  with  my  peers 
gained  me  such  copious 
amounts  of  knowledge  that  was 
more  valuable  than  anything  on 
the  four  day  agenda.  From 
discussions  on  lobbying  at  the 
state  capitol  to  gaining  student 
support  as  their  representative, 
I realized  what  impact  I could 
have  on  our  present  and  future 
here  at  JJC. 

Seattle  is  a city  that,  for  the 
first  time  ever,  is  experiencing 

Major  League  Baseball  fever 
(The  Mariner’s  recently 
knocked  off  the  N.  Y.  Yankees, 
but  lost  in  a valient  battle  with 
the  Cleveland  Indians  for  atrip 
to  the  World  Series.  We  were 
in  attendance  the  night  the  M’s 
gained  sole  possession  of  f rst 
place  in  the  A.L.  West.  They 
defeated  the  Oakland  A's  10- 
7 on  an  Alex  Diaz,  pinch-hit, 
three-run  homer  in  the  bottom 
of  the  eighth  to  command  a 
one  game  lead  over  the 
stumbling  California  Angels. 
A crowd  of  over  52,000 
packed  in  The  Kingdome 
made  for  a loud  and  eventful 

In  the  lower  level  of  The 
Convention  Center  was  the 
Seattle  Shirt  Company  which 
featured  some  interesting 
personnel.  Al,  Jay  and 
Sabrina  were  very  helpful  in 
giving  tips  on  the  do’s  and 
don’ts  of  Seattle.  Thanks  for 
the  shirts  and  good  luck! 

The  University  of 
Washington  was  simply  an 
awesome  campus.  Sitting 
alongside  a river  and  featuring 
many  trees  throughout  the 
external  college,  the  home  of 
the  Huskies  is  worth 
Cont.  on  p.3 

Layout  Editor 
Entertainment  Editor 

Sports  Editor 

Mattias  Winkstrom 
Contributing  Writers: 

Carmen  Jewett,  John  Softcheck,  Robyn  Hinker, 
Sean  Smith,  Michael  Fletcher,  Michael  Foster, 
Adam  Lang,  Mark  Koppenhoefer,  and  Tim  Kelly. 

Technical  Advisor: 

Scott  Olsen 

Faculty  Sponsor: 

John  Stobart 

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Sean  Smith 

Welcome  to  the  World  of  the  "Net" 

AOL  is  a service  in  itself  that 
has  allows  its  users  to  access  the 
internet  in  it’s  various  forms,  so 
you  could  be  on  AOL  and  not 
necessarily  be  on  the  internet. 
You  have  to  go  to  a special  area 
to  access  the  net. 

After  getting  the  software 
from  say,  AOL,  you  install  it 
and  get  it  set  up.  After  you  do 
this  and  "log  in”  to  AOL,  you 
can  begin  “surfing  the  net"  (evil 
buzz  words) That’s  it!  You’re  on 
the  Web  now  and  you  can  even 
get  e-mail  (some  services  have 
extra  charges  for  internet 
access,  so  beware)!  There  arc  a 
ton  of  books  available  to  help 
you  get  set  up  with  the  net,  and 
there  are  other  books  that  tell 
you  where  to  go  on  the  net  once 
you  get  set  up.  There  are  areas 
on  the  Web  for  everyone 
whether  you  like  comic  books, 
music,  sports  or  whatever.  It’s 
a fun  way  to  get  info  and  learn 
about  things  you  normally 
wouldn’t  look  into.  Remember 
that  the  internet  is  a fun  and 
friendly  tool  and  have  fun 


Millions  of  computers 
around  the  world  technically 
hooked  up  to  one  another,  able 
to  communicate.  Seems  pretty 
impressive,  and  it  is,  but  what 
does  all  of  this  really  mean? 

Think  of  the  internet  as  a 
huge  gallery  of  computer 
communication.  You  can  talk  to 
someone,  you  can  send  mail  to 
someone,  you  can  sell 
something  to  someone,  you  can 
trade  and  send  files,  and  you  can 
get  a wealth  of  information  on 
virtually  any  subject. 

With  this  power  comes  fear 
Fear  of  the  internet  being  too 
big  for  the  average  person. 
Many  people  say,  “I  don’t  want 
my  credit  card  number  being 
used  by  some  ‘hacker’,”  or,  “I 
don’t  want  anybody  getting  into 
my  computer."  Well,  if  you  call 
an  “800"  number  and  order 
something  mail-order,  your 
credit  card  info  is  no  safer, 
really,  and  when  it  comes  to 
someone  “getting  into"  your 
computer,  the  only  way  that 
would  happen  is  if  you  let  them. 
The  point  is,  there  is  no  reason 
to  be  afraid  of  the  internet. 
Instead,  be  happy  that  the  power 
of  the  internet  is  available,  and 
take  advanatge  of  what  it  has  to 

One  could  then  say,  “What 
about  all  the  smut  on  the 
internet?  Who  will  protect  the 
innocent  children?"  Yes,  there 

is  questionable  material  on  the 
internet.  In  fact,  there’s  tons  of 
.it,  but  you  won’t  have  to  deal 
with  it  if  you  don’t  go  looking 
for  it.  Pornography  won’t 
magically  appear  on  your 
computer  just  because  you’re 
connected  to  the  internet.  If 
you’re  worried  about  your 
children  getting  a hold  of  some 
nudie  pictures  off  of  the  net,  fret 
not.  There  are  ways  of  limiting 
the  access  of  younger  users,  and 
besides,  there’s  nothing  wrong 
with  monitoring  the  activity  of 
your  children  while  they’re  at 
home.  Another  thing  to  consider 
is  that  there  is  plenty  of 
questionable  materia]  right  here 
at  JJC  in  the  library.  Yes,  that’s 
right!.  Take  a look  upstairs  in 
the  homocide  books  and  you’ll 
find  a surplus  of  full-color, 
uncensored  pictures  of  vilolent 
crimes  (i.e.-  shotgun  suicides, 
stabbings,  etc.).  So,  “smut”  is 
really  everywhere.  If  you  want 
it,  you  can  find  it.  If  you  don’t 
want  it,  it  won’t  be  found.  Got 

Now  that  you  know  that  the 
internet  is  your  friend  and  not 
your  foe,  your  question  could 
be,  “How  do  I get  on  the 
internet?"  This  part  gels  kind 
sticky  and  sometimes 
expensive.  I assume  if  you’ve 
gotten  this  far,  you  have  a 
computer.  Next  is  the  modem. 
You  could  probably  find  a good 
14.4  (that’s  your  average 
modem)  for  around  $50-$  100, 
or  you  could  get  a 28.8  (that’s 

twice  as  fast  per  second)  for 
anywhere  between  $ 1 75-$250. 
After  you  get  the  modem  and 
install  it,  you  need  an  online 
service  or  some  other  way  to 
connect  to  the  internet.  A 
popular  way  for  many  people  is 
to  connect  to  America  OnLine 
or  Prodigy.  AOL  is  much  more 
visually  appealing  and  has  a true 
Windows  interface.  Prodigy,  in 
my  opinion,  is  kind  of  clunky 
and  slow.  If  you  have  Windows 
95,  you  can  use  the  Microsoft 
Network  (MSN  for  short)  to 
connect  to  the  internet  (MSN 
has  the  best  Web  browser  and 
is  the  fastest).  AOL  has  a Joliet 
number  that  runs  at  14.4  (your 
modem  speed)  and  so  does 
Prodigy.  The  last  time  I checked 
MSN  didn't  have  an  815 
number,  but  they  may  have  one 
by  now. 

So  which  service  should  you 
choose?  For  mass  appeal,  AOL 
is  probably  a good  choice.  AOL 
offers  e-mail,  newsgroups,  FTP 
and  Gopher  and  last,  but  not 
least.  World  Wide  Web  access. 
That’s  right,  folks,  the  World 
Wide  Web.  You  know  those 
wacky  words  at  the  bottom  of 
some  commercials  or  in 
advertiscnjeflls  in  magazines 
JJC  has  a site  on  the  Wel>(http:/ 
/  and  so  do 
millions  of  other  business’s, 
colleges,  people  and  probably 
even  animals.  For  the  average 
person,  the  Web  is  what  they 
want  access  to.  Remember  that 

"TYips"  Cont.  from  p.2 

considering  to  anyone  who 
wishes  to  further  their 

Sadly  enough,  there  were  nc 
ghost  of  Curt  Cobain  citings. 
However,  I did  partake  in  a 
tour  of  the  underground  of 
Seattle.  For  anyone  who  has 
ever  gone  on  this  would-be 
tourist  attraction,  you’re 
probably  calling  me  a sucker 
right  about  now.  And  for  you 
future  Seattle  vacationers, 
save  the  money. 

Idania  Padron,  student 
trustee  and  student  body 
president  Cerritos  College, 
Norwalk  CA;  Rucben  Garcia, 
student  trustee  Los  Angeles 
Community  Colleges;  Andre 
M.  Petit,  student  trustee  San 
Diego  Mesa  College;  Anne 
Rode,  a really  cool  ‘chick’ 
and  student  trustee  Santa 
Monica  College;  CA  and 
Thaddcus  Jones,  student 
trustee  South  Suburban 
College,  IL.  These  trustees 
told  me  what  it  takes  to  be  a 
sucessful  trustee.  They’re  all 
committed  to  their  positions 
and,  in  turn,  enabled  me  to  sec 
the  oppruntunity  I have  before 
me  and  take  full  advantage  of 
being  a student  trustee. 
Thanks  a lot  guys  and  good 

And  thank  you  Seattle.  1’  II 
be  back.  Asta  la  vista,  baby! 

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Michael  Fletcher 
Staff  Writer/Artist 

In  Steve  SherreH's 
painting  “Stag,"  one  finds 
representation  of  primal  nature 
and  early  man.  Within  his  work 
you  see  a lone  stag  hidden 
under  brush,  with  jags  of 
monolithic  rocks  soaring 
behind  it.  Down  in  the  comer, 
there  are  primitive  symbols  of 
man's  marks  on  nature.  Here 
is  the  legacy  of  a forgotten 
people.  There  lies  a sprayed  on 
hand.  Erect  stands  a buck, 
immortal  upon  stone,  as  visual 
echo  of  the  earth’s  ancient  past. 

“Green  Dolphin  Street"  is  a 
relief  wall  hanging  by  William 
Fabrycki.  The  hanging  is 
based  around  a Miles  Davis 
jazz  tune.  The  work  triumphs 
over  one  of  the  greatest  natural 
emotions  of  all,  human  love. 

by  combining  cupids  with  some 
strangely-shaped  sign  pole.  All 
these  visual  objects  promote  the 
true  eclasy  of  deep  love. 

In  Joe  Milosevich’s  painting 
“Voyage,"  we  find  man  striking 
out  for  discovery.  Beitspirtual 
or  physical,  he  lashes  himself 
against  nature's  chaos,  yet  is 
swept  away  into  the  malestorm, 
until  it  finally  brings  him  to  his 
destiny.  This  work  is  an 
anthology  of  man’s  condition 
that  has  stayed  with  us  for  eons. 

Within  these  works  comes 
calm.  Betty  Zacatc’s 
photographs  show  how  man, 
now  civilized,  formed  a strong 
vision  and  took  the  power  of 
nature  and  formed  it  to  show 
the  beauty  of  humanity.  There 
stands  (he  embodiment  of  what 
is  good  in  man,  the  powerful 
David.  Another  photo  shows 
the  serene  peacefulness  of  a 

sheltered  garden  adorned  with 
classical  statues.  These  shapes 
reach  out  from  history  to  inspire 
those  today.  These  classic 
works  captured  in  a modem  art 
form  the  photograph. 

Here,  we  find  seascapes 
rendered  in  pastel.  There,  wc 
find  woven  cloth  done  in  much 
the  same  way  that  mankind  has 
done  for  centuries.  We  focus 
our  attention  to  wood  carvings 
charred,  smooth,  or  rough 
shaped  with  muscle  and  steel, 
bringing  up  images  of  calm 
unity  or  tempest  heat.  But  with 
all  art,  one  must  see  with  the 
soul,  and  as  all  souls  are 
diffrent,  the  interpretations  of 
what  it  secs  v/ill  be,  too.  True 
art  is  truly  a feast  for  the  mind 
and  for  the  heart,  and  these  are 
brought  together  by,  the  hands 
that  create. 

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See  the  Stars  at  JJC 

The  Herbert  Trackman 
Planetarium  will  offer  six 
presentations  in  November. 

“Lany,  Cat  in  Space”  will 
be  shown  at  6:30  p.m., 
Thursday,  Nov.  2.  The  program 
is  for  children  ages  5 and  up, 
and  is  about  the  adventures  of  a 
cat  accidentally  shipped  to  the 

"Earth  Whispers”  will  be 
shown  at  7:30  p.m.  Tuesday, 
Nov. 7.  This  presentation 
concerns  what  an 
extraterrestrial  civilization 
might  learn  about  us  by 
eavesdropping  on  our  broadcast 

“Solar  System  Stake-Out” 
will  be  shown  at  6:30  p.m. 
Thursday,  Nov.  16.  In  this 
program,  guests  will  join 
galactic  gumshoe  Sam  Snork 

and  his  assistant  Elmo  as  they 
solve  a mystery  among  the 
planets  of  our  solar  system. 

“Constellations  of  Fall  and 
Winter”  will  be  shown  at  7:30 
p.m.  Tuesday,  Nov  21.  This 
multi-media  lecture  teaches 
guests  the  prominent 
constellations  of  the  season. 

“Tis  the  Season”  a 
Christmas  program,  will  be 
shown  at  7:30  p.m.  Tuesday, 
Nov.  28  and  6:30  p.m.  Thursday 
Nov.  30. 

The  planetarium  is  located 
in  F building.  Shows  last 
approxamately  one  hour  It  is 
suggested  to  arrive  early  as 
sealing  is  limited  and  difficult 
to  find  once  the  chamber  is  dark. 
Admission  is  free.  For  more 
info,  call  Edward  Eichelbeiger 
at  (815)729-9020  ext.  2115. 

Celebrate  the  Holiday  Season  at  JJC 

Joliet  Junior  College  will 
offer  many  non-credit  classes 
with  seasonal  themes  to 
celebrate  the  holidays.  Classes 
will  meet  at  the  college’s  Main 
Campus,  1215  Houboll  Rd.. 

Bakery  Shoppe  (UNCL 
1400-30)  will  meet  from  7-9 
p.m.  Thursdays.  Nov.  30  - Dec 
14.  Students  will  learn  pastry 
preparation  for  the  holidays. 
The  fee  is  $26. 

Decorating  your  Home  for 
Christmas  (UNCL  2001-30) 
will  meet  from  7-9  p.m. 
Tuesdays.  Dec.  5-12.  Students 
will  use  fresh  cut  and  silk 
flowers  each  week  and  bring 
home  an  arrangement  each 
class.  The  fee  is  $32. 

Holiday  Florals  (UNCL 
2006-30)  will  meet  from 
Tuesdays,  Oct.  31 -Nov.  7. 
Students  will  create  floral 
decorations  and  take  home  a 
finished  arrangement  each 
class.  The  fee  is  $32. 

JJC  saxophone  student, 
Cathy  Pakenham  was 
chosen  as  the  winner  of  the 
high  school  woodwinds 
district  level  competition 
recently  at  Northwestern 
University  in  Evanston. 

Pakenham  is  a sophmore  at 
Minooka  High  School  and  is 
also  a student  of  JJC  Music 
Instructor  Dr.  Thomas  Lilcy. 
She  will  advance  to  the  state 
level  of  competition  at 
Southern  Illinois  University, 
Edwardsville,  on  Nov.  4. 

Holiday  Evergreens 
(UNCL  2008-30)  will  meet 
from  6-9  p.m.  Tuesdays,  Nov. 
14-21.  Students  will  learn  how 
to  use  fresh  evergreens  for 
swags,  wreaths  and  table  pieces 
and  take  home  arrangements. 
The  fee  is  $34. 

JJC  also  will  offer  Youth 
College  classes  at  the  Main 

Christmas  Cookies 
(YC621-37)  for  grades  K-3  will 
meet  from  6:30  - 8p.m. 
Saturday,  Dec.  2.  The  fee  is  $ 1 1 . 

Log  Houses  ( YC  632-J2)  for 
grades  4-8  will  meet  from  6:30 
- 8p.m.  Tuesdays,  Nov.  28-  Dec. 
5.  Students  will  build  a log 
house  out  of  sticks  for  a holiday 
centerpiece.  The  fee  is  $12. 

To  register  call(815)  744- 
2200  from  Joliet,  (815)  942- 
4580  from  Morris,  (815)  838 
2174  from  Bolingbrook  and 
Lcmont  or  1-800-369-2200 
from  other  communities  in  the 
college  district. 

Music  Viva  announces  a recital  by  the  Indiana  University 
Saxophone  Quartet.  It  will  be  held  November  5,  at  3:00  p.m.  in 
the  Fine  Arts  Theater.  A pre-concert  lecture  will  be  presented  at 
2:30.  For  more  info  call  theARTSLINE  at  (815-729-9020)  ext. 

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Musician  Magazine  Band  competition  bands  a 

Announces  Judges  for  1996  judged 
Best  Unsigned  Band 

Steve  Winwood,  Steve 
Gossard  of  Pearl  Jam,  Juliana 
Hatfield,  Adrian  Belew,  Pat 
Metheny,  Jimmy 
Matthew  Sweet 

Musician  Magazine  is 

2-song  cassette  and 
winners  are  featured  in  the 
pages  of  Musisian  and  on 
Musicians  Best  Unsigned, 
Bands  CD.  Top  placing  artists  j 
also  recieve  several  thousand 
Jam,  dollars  worth  of  live  sound  and 
recording  equipment. 

This  years  winners  will  be 

accepting  entries  for  its  1996  decided  by  an  all-star  panel  that 

Best  Unsigned  Band 
Competition.  Long  considered 
the  most  prestgious  competition 
of  its  kind,  the  program  offers 
unsigned  bands  and  artists  the 
opportunity  to  get  their  music 
heard  by  people  in  the  music 
industry — from  top  music 

features  Pearl  Jam  guitarist 
Stone  Gossard  (who  recently 
founded  his  own  Loosegroovc 
record  label),  music  legend 
Steve  Winwood  (Spencer 
Davis  Group,  Traffic,  Blind 
Faith),  Adrian  Belew  (King 
Crimson,  The  Bears  and 

critics  and  editors  to  established  founder  of  his  own  label,  Adrian 
artists  and  producers.  Deadline  Belew  Presents),  alternative 

for  entries  is  December 
31,1995,  and  interested  bands/ 
artists  can  recieve  information, 
rules  and  official  entry  form  by 
calling  l-800-B;UB-7096 

rockers  Juliana  Hatfield  and 
Matthew  Sweet, jazz  great  Pat 
Metheny  and  Grammy- 
winning  producer  Jimmy  Jam 
(Janet  Jackson,  Prince,  Michael 

Musicians  Best  Unsigned  Jackson). 

From:  Carolyn  Engers  of  the 
Counseling  Dept. 

Re:  Spring  ' 96  Registration 
Plan  now  wilih  your  assigned 
advisor  or  counselor.  All 
methods  of  registration  will 
begin  at  8:00  a.m.  on  Tuesday, 
Nov.  14th. 

Do  you  want  to  learn  more 
about  or  share  your 
knowledge  of  ham  radios, 
remote  control  cars  and  other 
interesting  areas  of 
electronics?  Then  come  to  the 
next  meeting  of  the 
Electronics  Engineering 
Technology  Club  in  rm.  2015 
on  the  third  Saturday  of  each 
month  at  11:00.  For  more 
info,  contact  Mike  Fagan  at 
ext  2268. 

College  Fair 

On  Tuesday,  October  17, 
from  5:00  to  8:30  PM,  Joliet 
Junior  College  hosted  the 
Greater  Joliet  Area  College  Fair. 

More  than  140  college  and 
university  admissions  personel 
were  on  hand  at  the  Main 
Campus,  1215  Houbolt  Road,  to 
discuss  the  man,  aspects  community  and  junior  colicgcs. 

On  Monday,  November  6, 
John  Kordek,  former  U.S. 
Ambassador  to  Botswana  is 
speaking  on  the  “Political  and 
Economic  Development 
ofBotswana"  at  9:00  a.m.  in 
theatre.  Everyone  is  invited. 

Ambassador  Kordek  began 
his  career  as  a Foricgn  Service 
Officer  and  has  worked 
Croatia.  Serbia.  Poland. 
Belgium,  Botswana,  and 
Venezuela'.  In  1988  he 
nominated  as  a 
Ambassador  by  Ronald  Reagan 
and  confirmed  by  the  U.S. 
Senate.  He  was  appointed  U.S. 
Ambassador  to  Botswana  by 
George  Bush  in  1989. 

In  1991  Ambassador  Kordek 
returned  to  Chicago  and  joined 
the  staff  of  DePaul  University 
as  Director  of  International 
Programs  and  Government 
Relations.  Since  1993.  he  has 
been  a member  of  several 
presidential  delegation: 
1995  President  Clinton 
appointed  him  for  a 5 year  term 
to  the  U.S.  Holocaust  Memorial 

Ambassador  Kordek’s  talk 
will  explore  a little  known  but 
newly  emerging  leader 
Southern  Africa.  At  12:00  no 
he  will  talk  about  a career  in 
toriegn  service.  For  further 
information  on  either  lecture, 
please  call:  Jodi  Mills-Cerny  at 
ext.  2354  or  Dr.  B.  Mattai  at  ext. 

associated  with  choosing  the 
right  college,  major  and  career.. 

The  Native  American 
Club  is  pleased  to  announce 
that  it  will  hold  a Native 
American  Poetry  Reading.  The 
reading  will  be  held  Wed.  Nov. 
8.  95,  from  6-7:30  p.m.  in  J- 

Featured  Poets  will  be  Ed 
Two-Rivers  (OJ1BWA) 
accomanied  on  bass  by  JJC 
student  Chris  Bernal;  Gloria 
DeVemey  (Polawatami);  Mark 
LaRoque  (Ojibwa)  and  Debbie 
Zekelmen  (Anishinabe  kwe). 

There  will  be  food  and 
drink  along  with  an  open  mic  if 
lime  permits. 

For  more  info,  contact 
Fred  Harris  at  ext.  2566. 

Psi  Beta  Club 

Psi  Beta  is  the  national  meet  the  criteria  may  still  apply 
honor  society  in  psychology  for  for  membership  in  the  JJC 
chapter  of  Psi  Beta  until  Nov. 
It  was  founded  for  the  purpose  9,  ’95.  To  apply,  contact  Faculty 
of  stimulating,  encouraging  and  Sponsor,  PatTinken,  in  C- 1055, 

recognizing  students' 
outstanding  scholarship  and 
interest  in  psychology.  The  9 at  1:0 
society  functions  as  a federation  members 
of  chapters  located  in  over  100 
accredited  two-year  colleges, 
including  JJC.  Requirements 
for  membership  in  Psi  Beta  arc 
as  follows; 

1 ) A 3.0  cumulative  GPA 

2)  A 3.0  GPA  in  psychology 

3)  Completion  of  at  least  12 
credit  hours 

4)  Completion  of  at  least 
one  3-crcdil  hour 
psychology  course 

5)  Student  should 
demonstrate  a genuine 
interest  in  the  field  of 

Interested  students  who 

or  call  729-9020  ext.  6660.  Our 
next  meeting  is  Thursday,  Nov. 
9 at  1:00  in  C*2007.  New 
well  as  interested 
students  are  welcome  to  attend. 
Officers  for  the  95-96  year 
were  elected  at  our  last  meeting 
and  are  as  follows: 

President  - Teresa  Wells 
V.P.  - Robert  DaRosa 
Treasurer  - Judy  West 
Secretary  - Angela  Palmer 
Collicgiate  Council  Rep.  - 
Kelly  O'bricn 
PR.  Chairperson  - Jeannette 

Historians  - B.  Cheney  and 
Gary  Nolan 

Remember  !!  Our  next 
meeting  is  meeting  is  11-09-95 
at  1 :00  in  C-2207. 

Host  and  Hostesses  positions  available,  experienced' 
required.  Kankakee  County's  premire  dining  facility  Contact 
Jack  (813)  936-1600. 

Mezzaluna  Restraunt,  200  E.  Court  St., Kankakee,  IL  6090 1 . 

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PACT  § 

From  the  Editor’s  Chair 

David  Weese 

The  recent  O.J.  Simpson 
verdict  has  sparked  much 
debate  and,  unfortunately, 
caused  racial  polarization.  1 
would  hope  level  heads  would 
prevail.  Finger-pointing  and 
recrimination  will  accomplish 
nothing  except  to  cause  further 

I am  stunned  to  sec  how 
public  opinion  has  split  so 
decisively  down  racial  lines. 
There  is  a chance  for  real 
understanding  to  arise  out  of 
this  case.  There  is  also  a chance 
for  this  to  become  a wedge  to 
drive  the  two  communities 
further  apart. 

We  must  understand  that  our 

jury  system  has  spoken,  and 
whether  we  agree  with  the 
decision  or  not.  the  decision  is, 
in  fact,  our  constitution  at  work. 
We  must  remember,  we  were 
not  on  that  jury.  We  did  not  hear 
the  whole  case  like  they  did. 
What  we  heard  were  the 
snippets  and  thirty  second 
sound-bites  the  press  chose  to 
Iced  us.  We  heard  much  more 
than  that  jury  ever  did. 

Remember,  the  prosecution 
had  just  as  much  say  in  picking 
that  jury  as  the  defense  did.  I 
think  it  is  unfortunate  that 
people  now  choose  to  insult  that 
jury’s  intellcgcnce  and  accuse 
them  of  being  racially 
motivated.  There  is  no  proof  to 
make  such  charges.  Had  the  jury 

decided  the  other  way,  it  would 
have  been  lauded  as  brilliant 
and  just,  again  with  no  proof.  A 
decision  the  other  way  could 
have  had  motives  all  its  own. 

What  we  must  do  is  to  accept 
the  jury's  decision,  pul  it  behind 
us , and  go  on.  There  have  been 
many  controversial  jury 
decisions  handed  down  in  the 
past,  and  this  nation  has 
survived  them  all.  We  can 
survive  this  one  loo. 

There  is  much  to  be  learned 
from  this  case  if  both  sides  arc 
willing  to  ask  themselves  some 
tough  questions. 

To  the  ones  who  are  crying 
“Injustice.”  Did  you  shout 
“Injustice  as  loud  when  the  Simi 
Valley  verdict  came  down  and 

those  cops  were  exhonerated  in 
the  beating  of  Rodney  King?  I 

To  the  ones  who  say  justice 
was  done.  Was  it  a verdict,  or 
was  it  just  a political 
statement?  Or  maybe  it  was 
just  an  inditement  of  the 
L.A.P.D.?  Let's  not  forget,  two 
people  are  dead,  and  two 
families  are  still  trying  to  pick 
up  the  pieces. 

We  need  to  realize  that  we 
say  our  legal  system  is  fair  only 
when  it  works  the  way  WE 
want  it  to.  Only  when  it  fails 
us  (in  our  opinion)  do  we  say 
it’s  unjust. 

One  unfortunate  result  of  this 
case  is  that  a miserable  little 
man  named  Mark  Furman  has 

besmirched  the  reputations  of  a 
lot  of  fine,  upstanding  members 
of  the  law  enforcement 
community.  The  Mark  Furmans 
of  this  world  urc  dinosaurs  that 
should  have  gone  extinct  long 
ago.  They  simply  cannot  be 
tolerated  on  our  police  forces. 
Police  integrity  is  important. 
Simply  put,  “You've  got  to 
come  to  the  table  with  your 
hands  clean"  Peoples  very  lives 
are  at  stake. 

I would  hope  that  we  here  at 
JJC  can  make  this  a learning 
experience.  This  verdict  can  be 
a bridge.  It  doesn't  have  to  be  a 
wedge.  May  calm  heads  prevail. 

Editoial  Focus:  "Professor  Speaks  out  About  E.S.A" 

afford  to  let  those  birds  lake  streamlined?  Absolutely.  Arc 

David  Weese 

for  free,  upon  finding  that  Rowe  acre  plot.  Cone  stated  that  he 

had  three  children  and  was  concerned  that  this  would  create 

To  build  support  for  the  living  in  a one  bedroom  house,  habitat  attractive  to  woodpeckers,  declares  with  sad  Wildlife  inspectors?  Probably, 
weakening  of  environmental  Rowe  refused.  The  FWS  recommended  that  determination.  “I'm  going  to  This  doesn’t  give  lawmakers  an 

Instead  he  went  to  writer  Cone  “persue  a Habitat 

Randy  Filgcrald,  who  published  Conservation  Plan  (HCP)  that 

an  article  in  the  Sept.  '93  issue  would  provide  for  incedenlal  lake  the  1 800 

Government  reform  is  long  of  Readers  Digest  titled  When  of  future  woodpeckers  that  might  around  and  sued  the  federal  Our  congressmen  must  stop 
overdue,  but  giving  industry  a a Law  Goes  Haywire.  Rowe  occupy  the  area."  Mitigation  goverment  for $1.4  million  for  misleading  us  with  these 

virtual  wish  list  ol  relaxed  told  Fitzgerald  that  he  had  been  would  have  allowed  Cone  to  compensation  of  timber  he  misstatements  and  distortions  in 

environmental  laws  is  threatened  with  a federal  prison  continue  tc  use  Jjoth  plots  as  he  alleges  he  has  been  prohibited  . the  name  of  constitutional 

sentence  and  $100,000  in  fines,  always  hao. 
and  that  if  rats  were  found  he  Instead,  Cone  went  to 

laws,  many  Republican 
congressmen  arc  using  scare 
tactics  that  arc  shameful  at  best. 

shortsighted  at  best. 

Case  in  point.  On  July  II, 

r my  property,"  Cone  there  overzealous  Fish  and 

tart  massive  clear-culling."  excuse  to  propose  changing 
Cone  proceeded  to  clear-cut  environmental  laws  to  favor 
plot,  then  turned  industry. 

from  cutting  on  the  other  lot.  rightsoi 

Are  there  some  laws  and  constitutional  rights  in  order  to 

Senator  Orin  Hatch  made  this  could  not  build.  He  claimed  that  Fitzgerald,  who  writes,  “I  cannot  regulations  that  could  be  gut  our  environmental  laws. 

statement.  "Mr.  Michael  Rowe 
of  California  wanted  to  use  his 
land  to  build  on,  but  it  was 
located  in  known  habitat  of  the 
kangaroo  rat.  In  order  to  build, 
he  was  told  to  hire  a biologist 
for  $5000  to  survey  the  land.  If 
no  rats  were  found,  he  could 
(hen  build  only  if  he  paid  the 
government  $1,950  an  acre  in 
"development  mitigation  fees." 
If  one  rat  was  found,  he  could 
not  build  at  all.  This  was  his 
properly,  property  he  bought 
long  before  this  thing  was  in 
effect.  Here  we  have  the 
Constitution  with  the  5th  and 
14th  amendments  that  arc 
supposed  to  protect  private 
property  rights  without  due 

Oh,  please  Senator,  get  off  the 
constitutional  soapbox,  and 
state  the  facts.  According  to  the 
U.S.  Fish  and  Wildlife  Service, 
Mr.  Rowe  could  have  expanded 
his  house  as  he  wanted,  even  if 
rats  were  found  on  his  land.  Mr 
Rowe  would  have  paid  $1000 
to  obtain  the  necessary  grading 
permit,  and  Dr.  John  Bradley  of 
the  Carlsbad  Ca.  office  of  the 
USFWS  estimates  that  a survey 
could  be  done  for  a maximum 
of  $500  to  $1000.  Dr.  Bradley 
offered  to  do  Mr.  Rowes’  survey 

even  if  no  rats  were  found,  he 
would  still  have  to  pay  nearly 
$40,000  in  "mitigation  fees"  to 
build  a rat  preserve  somewhere 

False.  All  that  was  required 
for  Mr.  Rowe  to  build  was  for 
the  USFWS  to  recieve  the 
surveyors  report  (biological 
assesmenl).  There  were  no 
"mitigation  fees”. 

Hatch  also  stated  current 
regulations  “required  a farmer 
(Mr.  Cone)  to  suspend  all 
economic  activity  on  1000  acres 
of  land  because  one  red- 
cockaded  woodpeckcer  was 

In  fact,  Mr.  Cone  had  two 
pieces  of  land,  one  of  1 800  acres 
that  did  not  contain 
woodpeckers,  and  one  of  1 200 
acres  that  contained  12  family 
groups  of  woodpeckers.  He  had 
managed  the  land  as  a quail 
plantation,  and  had  legally 
harvested  (selective  cut)  timber 
and  raked  pine  straw  for  years 
on  both  plots.  (By  creating 
quail  habitat,  Cone  had 
inaadvcrtantly  created  good 
woodpecker  habitat). 

In  1992,  Cone  advised  FWS 
that  he  wished  to  thin  (remove 
most  of  the  hardwood  and  thin 
the  pine  stand)  on  the  the  1800 

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Disney  Gets  Dirty 

• Michael  Foster 

Flipping  through  the  channels 
recently,  I heard  something  that 
caught  my  interest  besides  the 
OJ.  trial,  which  I believe  beagan 
aroung  1947.  According  to  Fox 
News,  (and  we  all  know  how 
honest,  tasteful,  and  reliable  Fox 
can  be,)  there  are  some  hidden 
“naughty  bits”  in  recent  Disney 
movies.  Disney  movies? 
Naughty?  Come  on  I said.  What 
could  possibly  be  wrong  with 
Disney  movies?  Well,  here  are 
some  of  the  things  that  I heard.  I 
can’t  be  one  hundred  percent  sure 
that  if  all  of  these  are  true,  but  go 
check  them  out,  just  in  case  you 
have  nothing  better  to  do  and 
have  no  life. 

Somewhere  in  “The  Little 
Mermaid,"  one  of  the  priests 
becomes  “excited”  to  see  the 
bride  IF  YOU  KNOW  WHAT  I 

- After  all  of  these  years,  parents 
realized  that  Donald  Duck  has  no 
pants  and  has  therefore  been 
exposing  himself  for  nearly  half 
a century. 

- After  a confrontation  with  Chip 
and  Dale  over  a suitcase,  Mickey 
Mouse  accidently  blows  the  head 
off  of  Goofy  while  talking  to  him 
in  the  car  and wait.. ..wrong 

- The  latest  Disney  Animated 
movies  will  be  Phantom  of  the 
Opera,  Damn  Yankees,  Platoon, 

The  Last  Boy  Scout,  Minnie 
Does  Minnesota,  and  The 
Catcher  in  the  Rye. 

Now  wait!!!  Don’t  believe 
any  of  that!  Seriously,  many 
parent  groups  are  outraged.  Of 
course,  they  are  always  outraged 
about  something,  but  Disney’s 
the  newest  fad,  so  there! 
Anyway,  what  I want  to  know  is, 
why  are  Disney  artists  inserting 
little  naughty  bits  in  children’s 
cartoons?  Probably  because 
they're  bored!!  Seriously,  can 
you  imagine  having  a job  where 
you  have  to  be  a happy,  cheery 
person  all  of  the  time?  Everyday 
animators  must  make  their  way 
into  the  studios  while  being 
attacked  by  enlarged  versions  of 
famous  Disney  characters  in 
warm  and  fuzzy  suits  singing 
“It’s  a Small  World  After  All.” 
Afterward,  they  begin  to  work  on 
another  “G”  rated  musical  filled 
with  happy  and  delightful 
characters  resolving  their 
problems  by  singing  their  way 
through  the.  entire  movie. 
Personally,  if  I had  to  go  through 
one  week  with  those  working 
conditions,  I would  probably  kill 
myself  because  I would  be  too 

I think  what  Disney  needs  to 
do  is  to  start  making  cartoons 
aimed  for  older  audiences.  In 
Japan,  animation  is  considered  an 
art  form  for  all  ages.  There  are 
actually  “R”  rated  cartoons  in  the 
land  of  the  rising  sun.  Now  I’m 

that  you’re  probably 
thinking,  “What  do  the  Japanese 
know  about  cartoons,  anyway?” 
Of  course,  we  felt  the  same  way 
about  cars,  computers,  and 
VCR’s,  which  shows  that  we 
should  be  asking  ourselves, 
“What  do  we  know  about  the 
Japanese,  anyway?”  The  answer 
is,  not  enough.  The  reason  for 
that  is  because  the  Japanese  like 
to  make  our  teeth  gnash.  That  is 
their  sense  of  humor.  However, 
there  is  a Japanese  animated 
movie  called,  “Akira,"  that  I 
think  Disney  could  take  some 
notes  on.  Basically,  it’s  about  a 
boy  in  a motorcycles  gang  that 
becomes  involved  in  a Japanese 
military  experiment  and 
eventually  blows  up,  taking  out 
most  of  Toyko  with  him.  It’s  a 
lot  like  real  life.  Diseny  should 
be  making  some  fun  movies  like 
this.  I can't  understand  why  they 
seem  to  think  that  in  order  for  a 
movie  to  be  “family  fun,”  it  has 
to  have  more  cheese  than  the 
state  of  Wisconsin. 

Unfortunately,  I don’t  own 
Disney  so  I can’t  make  these 
decisions.  However,  if  you  have 
any  opinions  on  this  or  perhaps 
there’s  a story  you’d  like  to  see 
made  into  a Disney  movie, 
(seriously  or  otherwise)  send 
your  ideas  down  to  The  Blazer 
office.  We’ll  1«  happy  to  publish 
them.  Or  at  east.  I’d  be  happy 
to  publish  them,  I don't  know 
about  my  editor. 

Letter  to  the  Editor:  Rebuttal  to 

"Equality  Among  the  Sexes." 

• Tim  Kelly 

I sit  here  at  my  computer 
trying  to  think  up  a creative  or 
interesting  way  to  bring  up  the 
topic  for  this  issue,  and  the  more 
I think  the  more  that  I realize 
that  there  is  no  way  to  irk 
people’s  interests  in  this.  If 
they're  not  interested  in  it 
already,  they  never  will  be.  And 
unfortunately  due  to  taste 
constraints  I cannot  approach 
the  subject  with  the  humorous 
and  satirical  way  that  I am  used 
to  writing.  So  since  I have  no 
creative  way  to  introduce  my 
topic  this  week.  I’m  just  going 
to  throw  it  out  there.  The  topic 
is  abortion. 

The  expression  of  people’s 
views  on  abortion  has  become 
comical.  People  have  been 
murdered  because  they  have  a 
different  opinion  than  someone 
else.  No  one  side  is  to  blame 
for  the  stupidity  of  these 
actions.  Both  sides  of  the  issue 
have  extremists;  people  who 
don't  realize  that  their  actions 
arc  ultimately  harming,  not 

life.  And  that  is  one  of  the  m; 
principles  that  this  country  u 

Denise  A.  Harrel 

women  struggling  to  break 
through  the  glass  ceiling  as 
“Battle  of  the  Sexes”  or 
“Equality  Rat  Race.”  In 

To  answer  your  first 
question,  Mr.  Kelly,  women 
wear  shoulder  pads  to  make  the  business  world,  for  one,  lam 
their  shoulders  broader,  thus  tired  of  being  told  to  look  at 
making  their  waists  appear  being  born  without  a penis  as  a 
slimmer.  We  don’t  wear  them  to  handicap.  As  for  “winning”  or 
look  like  a guy,  and  we  don’t  “losing”  anything  in  this  race  of 

stuff  socks  down  the  front  of  our  yours,  picture  yourself  with  a 
trousers,  either.  daughter  as  your  only  child. 

Men  and  women  should  be  Now,  do  you  want  her  to  marry, 
perceived  as  different  (not  or  be  a nurse?!  Or  do  you  want 
“inequal"  or  “weaker”)  only  in  her  to  be  strong;  capable  of 
the  bedroom,  not  in  the  holding  her  own?!  Remember 

boardroom.  If  you  were  a Man 
instead  of  a Boy,  you  would 

d think  as  a father. 

So  my  question  to  you. 

realize  and  appreciate.  In  the  Mr.Kelly,  is,  "Are  you  going  to 
bedroom.  Human  Being  grow  up,  or  wear  a skirt  and 
(reguardless  of  gender)=Human  bang  your  own  drum  out  of  fear 

step  foreward  for 
one  step  backwards 

helping  them  achieve  their  goal,  out  of  love  that  a mother 
The  two  sides  debate  over  chooses  to  terminate  a 
: of  deciding  when  the  pregnancy  where  the  child  were 
alive  or  not,  and  who  to  be  bom  with  severe  mental 
me,  retardation.  She  wants  to  save 
my  that  baby  from  a life  of 


decides  when  that 
that  is  not  the  issue 
decision  to  tell  someone  else  prejudice  and  pain.  Of  course 
when  they  are  or  are  not  alive,  this  is  onl>  one,  extreme 
I have  neither  the  medical  example,  but  that's  the  danger 
training,  nor  the  divinity  title  in  making  a law  that  will  govern 
necessary  for  that  job.  On  the  the  lives  of  over  200  million 
surface  it  seems  like  there  could  people.  When  you  make  a 
be  no  greater  crime  than  the  general  law  to  affect  so  many, 
taking  of  an  innocent  life  that  you  lose  the  decision  making 
has  barely  begun  to  exist,  if  the  ability  in  the  individual  cases, 
act  is  performed  unjustified  and  and  there  are  always  exceptions 
unmercifully.  to  the  rule. 

But  again,  the  issue  for  me  Is  it  right  to  control  a 
is  not  whether  the  baby  is  alive  woman’s  decision  about  the 
or  not,  but  rather  an  issue  of  birth  of  her  own  child?  After 
choice.  I believe  very  deeply  all,  with  the  help  of  God  she  and 
that  no  one  person  or  group  can  her  partner  created  that  life, 
tell  another  how  to  live  their  should  they  not  have  a say  in 

what  happens  to  it? 

The  reason  that  I believe 

founded  on.  At  the  very  end  of  that  choice  is  the  issue  is  that  if 
the  scale  of  telling  someone  I were  a woman,  I know  that 
what  to  do,  dictating  the  sacred  there  would  be  no  more 
act  of  pregnancy  and  childbirth  frustrating  or  upsetting  thing 
has  got  to  be  an  extreme  case.  than  to  be  controlled  on  the  birth 

It  is  not  out  of  cruelty,  but  of  my  child.  Childbirth  is  a 

Preserue  the  Enuironment.  Recycle 

Being.  Ergo,  5=5.  that  one 

If  you  were  a mature  adult  women  is 
male,  you’d  stop  perceiving  for  men?’ 

r 20  Ways  to  Freakout  your^ 

£)  By:  Mark  Koeppenhoefer 

Source:  Thken  from  the  internet  from  Jamie  Shaw  at 
Students/S-Z  9/20/95  10:22 

I.  Pretend  to  talk  while  pretending  to  be  asleep. 

2.1nject  his/her  twinkies  with  a mixture  of  Dexatrim  and 


3.Speak  in  tongues. 

4.Spend  all  your  money  on  Jolt  Cola.  Drink  it  all.  Stack  the 
is  in  the  middle  of  your  room.  Number  them. 

5.Spend  all  your  money  on  Transformers.  Play  with  them  at 
night.  If  your  roommate  says  anything,  tell  him/her  with  a 
straight  face,  “They’re  more  than  meets  the  eye. 

6. Get  a computer.  Leave  it  on  when  you  are  not  using  it. 

T\irn  it  off  when  you  arc. 

7.  Ask  your  roommate  if  your  family  can  move  in  "just  for  a 
couple  of  weeks.” 

8. Buy  as  many  back  issues  of  Field  and  Stream  as  you  can. 
Pretend  to  masturbate  while  reading  them. 

9. Collect  dog  droppings  in  baby  food  jars.  Sort  them 

according  to 

what  you  think  the  dog  ate. 

lO.Smokc  ballpoint  pens. 

I I.  Burn  all  your  waste  paper  while  eying  your  roommate 

12. Leave  a declaration  of  war  on  your  roommate's  desk. 
Include  a list  of  grievances. 

13.  Hide  your  underwear  and  socks  in  your  roommalek  closet. 
Accuse  him/her  of  stealing  it. 

M.Remove  your  door.  Ship  it  to  your  roommate’s  parents 
(postage  due). 

15.  Whenever  your  roommate  walks  in,  wait  one  minute  and 
then  stand  up.  Announce  that  you  are  going  to  take  a 
shower.  Do  so.  Keep  this  up  for  three  weeks. 

16.  Array  thirteen  toothbrushes  of  different  colors  on  your 
dresser.  Refuse  to  discuss  them. 

17.  Whenever  he/shc  is  about  to  fall  asleep,  ask  questions  that 
start  with  “Didja  ever  wonder  why..."  Be  creative. 

18.Shave  one  eyebrow. 

19.Put  your  mattress  underneath  your  bed.  Sleep  down  there 
and  pile  your  dirty  clothes  on  the  empty  bedframe.  If  your 
roommate  comments,  mutter  “Gotta  save  space,"  twenty 
times  while  twitching  violently. 

20.Shelve  all  your  books  with  the  spines  facing  the  wall. 
Complain  loudly  that  you  can  never  find  the  book  that  you 

. . .More  to  come  in  the  next  Blazer J 

wonderful  and  powerful 
experience,  and  the  people 
involved  in  it  have  to  make 
many  challenging  decisions 
concerning  the  well-being  of 


their  child.  The  decision  to 
terminate  a pregnancy  should 
therefore  be  an  individual 
choice,  not  a government 
requirement  - or  denial. 

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Movie  Reviews  by  Softy 

See  it:  Powder  I wasn't  really 
sure  what  to  expect  from  this 
Science  Fiction  drama.. 

Newcomer  Sean  Patrick  Flanery 
stars  as  Jerrimy  Reed,  a boy  left 
with  special  powers  after  his 
mother  is  hit  by  lightning  the  day 
of  his  birth.  It  turned  out  to  be 
much  more  of  a study  of  the 
human  animal,  and  the  struggle 
to  find  acceptance  in  a society 
intolerant  of  individuality. 
Screen  veterans  Mary 

Stcenburgen  and  Jeff  Goldblum 
round  out  a cast  of  well- 
developed  characters.  Though 
the  story  is  filled  with  messages, 
the  action  kept  the  script  from 

getting  overwhelming  or 
melodramatic.  This  is  one  of 
those  rare  films  which  has 
something  for  everyone, 
including  an  award-worthy 
score.  Powder  could  walk 
away  with  best  picture  as  well. 
Rating:  9 

Copycat  Sigourney  Weaver 
( Aliens ) stars  opposite  jazz 
singer  Harry  Connick  Jr.  in  this 
thriller  about  a homicidal 
student  of  serial  killers.  I found 
this  film  to  be  dark  and 
disturbing,  but  did  an  excellent 
job  of  keeping  tension  to  the 
final  scenes.  The  real  strength 
of  this  somewhat  predictable 

storyline  is  Harry  Connick  Jr., 
who  pulls  off  a difficult 
character  in  his  first  attempt  at 
acting.  His  screen  presence  is 
powerful,  believable,  and 
gripping.  If  you're  a fan  of  his 
music,  you’ IB  be  surprised  to  sec 
how  a little  makeup  turns  him 
into  a chilling  psychopath. 
Rating:  7 

Rent  it  Vampire  in  Brooklyn 
Once  again,  Eddie  Murphy 
proves  that  a good  actor  can 
saVc  a bad  concept.  Brooklyn 
turned  out  to  be  a drama  with 
light  moments,  instead  of  the 
goofy  comedy  I ' was 
anticipatirtg.  Surprisingly, 

Strange  Days  Offers  A Ride  Through  Virtual  Reality 

Michael  Foster 
Staff  Writer 

During  the  course  of  the  year, 
you  may  have  noticed  a preview 
for  the  movie  Strange  Davs.  in 
which  a man,  played  by  actor 
Ralph  Fieness  (Schindler’s  List 
and  Quiz  Show)  offers  you  a 
ride  into  total  virtual  reality. 
Other  than  this,  there  have  been 
very  few  scenes  of  the  movie 
released  throughout  the  general 
public  through  commercials, 
ideo,  etc.  (However,  this 
concept  did  not  h61d  true  for 
ian  Forever,  because  you 
the  entire  movie  in  two 
music  videos  made  by  U2  and 
Seal.)  This  means  that  when  you 
walk  into  the  theatre,  you  have 
absolutely  no  idea  what’s  going 
happen.  That’s  part  of  the 
appeal  to  Strange  PaYS.“We 
have  no  idea  what  we  want,  bui 
ow  know  we  want  it!” 
That’s  what  the  movie  is  trying 
to  tell  us. 

The  story  line  is  far  too 
complicated  to  fit  into  a small 
article,  but  all  you  really  need 
know  is  that  the  movie  takes 
place  on  the  last  two  days  of  this 
century.  The  setting  is  similar  to 
Blade  Runner,  in  which  Los 

Angeles  has  been  turned  into  a 
:one.  In  this  war  zone,  a 
former  cop  named  Larry  Nero 
(Fiennes)  has  acquired  a new 
form  of  illegal  virtual  reality 
entertainment  (or  drug  as  some 
people  refer  to  it)  where  a 
person  "jacks  into"  to  a “squid." 
Tills  device  sends  electrons  into 
the  brainwaves,  and  any  person 
experience  a piece  of 
another  person’s  life  from 
anywhere  between  five  minutes 
half-hour  at  a lime  on  each 
i-disk.  In  the  meantime. 
Lenny  also  wants  to  win  back 
his  former  girlfriend,  Faith, 

played  by  Juliet  Lewis  (Natural 
Bom  Killers).  Faith  is  currently 
dating  a music  agent  named 
Philo  Grant,  played  by  Michael 
Wincott  (The  Crow).  Philo  has 
two  major  problem.  Besides 
the  fact  that  he’s  a major  jerk, 
he  “jacks  in”  too  often  and  it’s 
causing  him  to  become 
paranoid. The  other  problem  is 
that  one  of  his  most 
contraverqq  s i a 1 
performers,  Jeriko  One,  was 
murdered.  Meanwhile,  Faith 
and  Lenny  seem  to  be  the  taiget 
of  a serial  killer  roaming  the 
streets  of  L.A.  The  only  two 
people  who  can  help  them  are 
Lornette  Mason  , played  by 
Angela  Basset  (What’s  Love 
Got  to  Do  With  It)  and  Max 
Peltier,  played  by  Tom 
Sizemore.  But  that's  just  the 

The  movie,  directed  by  Karen 

extremely  fast  paced  and 
vicious.  During  the  sequences 
when  a person  "jacks  in,"  the 
audience  sees  the  events 
happen  from  a first  person 
prospective.  The  hand  held 
camerawork  is  by  far  the  best 
I’ve  ever  seen,  because  the 
images  only  give  the  audience 
a portion  of  the  whole  action 
that  is  occurring  on  screen.  In 
effect,  the  audience  has  to 
visualize  the  entire  action 
sequence  from  a third  person 
perspective,  just  like  the 
person's  eyes  we’re  seeing 
these  images  from.  However, 
one  scene  in  particular  is 
extremely  distirbing  in  which 
the  audience  sees  a woman 
being  raped  through  the  killers 
eyes,  while  the  victim  has  a 
“squid"  placed  on  her  head.  In 
conclusion,  she  sees  herself  get 
killed.  Less  disturbing,  yet  also 
noteworthy  is  when  we  get  to 
watch  people  use  the  “VR" 

head  gear  firom  the  outside,  as 
they  attempt  to  touch  things  that 
really  aren’1'.  there,  and  behave 
rather  oddly  and  somewhat 
vulnerable  to  the  outside  world. 
It  is  exactly  what  Bigelow 
wants  us  to  see. 

The  script  is  probably  the 
weakest  part  of  the  movie. 
Written  by  Jay  Cooks  and  James 
Cameron  (Terminator  2).  the 
plot  and  settings  are 
outstanding.  The  characters  are 
also  extremely  well  developed. 
The  audience  spends  most  of 
the  time  hating  Nero  for  being 
such  a sleaze,  yet  just  before  we 
begin  to  lose  interest,  Lenny 
turns  around  and  does 
something  so  nice  that  you  can 
never  truly  dislike  him.  In  fact, 
most  of  the  characters  are  like 
this.  The  problem  Cameron 
seems  to  have  is  in  the 
individual  lines. The  charecters 
will  say  something  dumb  or 
weak.  Fortunately,  Bigelow’s 
directing  is  so  fast  that  you 
never  have  lime  to  contemplate 
each  individual  statement.  (By 
the  way,  is  it  just  me  or  could 
the  two  bad  cops  in  this  movie 
be  duplicates  of  the  “liquid 
metal  Terminator  form  32?) 

Strange  Davs  is  definitely  one 
of  the  best  movies  of  the  year. 
In  fact,  it  could  very  well  make 
it  to  the  top  one-hundred  movie 
list  of  all  time.  However,  I think 
this  movie  could  have  easily 
gotten  an  NC- 1 7 rating,  so  leave 
the  kids  at  home.  Also,  be  ready 
for  some  serious  sex  and 
violence.  This  movie  thrusts  the 
violence  infronl  of  you 
constantly,  but  it’s  necessary 
because  the  movie  needs  to 
show  us  just  how  scummy  the 
human  race  can  be. 

The  speed  of  the  movie  will 
keep  you  on  the  edge  of  your 
seal,  and  leave  you  buzzed  for 

Murphy  is  Mi  the  comedic 
anchor  for  this  film!  Doug  E. 
Doug  gives  what  could  be  the 
most  inspired  performance  in 
his  career  as  the  Vampire 
Maximillion’s  trusted  ghoul. 
Angela  Basset  plays  Murphy’s 
love  intrest-a  half  vampire  torn 
between  the  two  sides  of  her 
heritage.  The  special  effects 
were  smooth.  They  worked  in 
naturally  with  the  plot,  and  were 
never  flashy.  The  sets  were  also 
top  notch,  making  Brooklyn  into 
the  dark,  seedy  side  of  New 
York  which  offers  numerous 
obstacles  for  Max.  While  the 
story  was  well  done,  it  still 
managed  to  be  very  formulaic 
overall.  As  I said,  it’s  more 
drama  than  horror,  so  there 
really  isn’t  any  reason  to  catch 
this  one  on  the  big  screen.  Still, 
get  on  the  waiting  list  now  at 
you’re  local  video  store,  or 
you’ll  be  out  of  luck  until 
sometime  around  next 
Halloween.  Rating:  7 

Mallrats  Director  Kevin 
Smith  breaks  into  feature  films 
with  a pseudo-sequel  to  his  94 
cult  hit  Clerks.  Now  that  he  has 
budget,  he’s  shooting  on  color 
film  and  hiring  professional 
actors  like  Shannon  Dougherty, 
Jason  Lee  and  comic  book  icon 
Stan  Lee.  Fans  of  Jay  and  Silent 
Bob  will  be  pleased  to  sec  how 
much  larger  of  a part  was 
written  in  for  our  heroes.  The 
plot  bears  similarities  to  the  first 
film,  this  time  taking  place 
almost  entirely  in  a mall  instead 
of  a convenience  store.  The 
a characters  are  once  again 
deeply  philosophical 
twentysomething,  struggling 
with  relationship  issues  and 
accompanied  by  his  vulgar  but 
comedic  sidekick.  While  there 

arc  some  new  gags  in  Mallrats, 
Smith  would  huve  been  belter 
off  slicking  with  art  theater 
releases.  Moving  to  the  big 
screen  has  definitely  cramped 
his  style,  toning  down  bits 
considerably  from  Clerks. 
Rating:  5 

Skip  it:  Never  Talk  to 
Strangers  Rebecca  DcMornay 
(Risky  Business)  and  Antonio 
Banderas  ( Desperado ) star  in  a 
very  predictable,  formulaic 
story  of  a romance  gone  bad.  I 
think  I saw  this  in  a TV  movie 
last  year  with  Connie  Sclleca. 
Rent  Fatal  Attraction  instead. 
Rating:  3 

Assassins  Banderas  really 
needs  to  pick  his  roles  more 
carefully.  Maybe  I just  like  him 
better  as  a hero,  but  his  portrayal 
of  an  ambitious  hitman  trying 
to  bump  off  Sylvester  Stallone 
(Rocky)  is  wooden  and 
uninspired.  The  script  and 
dialogue  could  have  been 
written  by  a high  school 
freshman.  Rent  The 
Professional.  Rating:  2 

Watch  for  it:  Ace  Ventura- 
When  Nature  Calls  Jim  Carrey 
reprises  his  role  as  the  goofy 
detective,  this  time  going  to 
Africa  to  help  find  an  animal 
god.  This  is  one  of  those  films 
you  cither  like  or  hate. 

Fair  Game  Is  there  anything 
Cindy  Crawford  can’t  do?  Yes: 
act.  The  clips  look  positively 
abysmal  as  she  stumbles 
through  lines  and  fumbles 
through  stunts.  She  spends  a 
good  portion  of  the  movie  dirty 
and  scuzzy,  so  she  doesn’t  even 
look  that  good.  Luckily  Alec 
Baldwin  (the  Shadow)  co-stars, 
and  may  help  it  along  enough 
to  be  bearable. 

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Out  with  the  Old,  in  with  the  New 

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Pittsburg  St.  (Kan.)  University 
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" Sports  Editor 

JJC  President,  Thomas  Gamble  (at  right)  and  Athletic  Director 
Wayne  King  (at  Left)  shake  hands  with  the  ptond  mother  of  a JJC 

Hall  of  Fame 

• Adam  Lang 
Sports  Writer 


inducted  i 

s people 
o JJC’s  Hall  of 
Fame  at  the  Athletic  Hall  of 
Fame  Banquet  on  Saturday, 
October  7. 

The  people  inducted  were: 
Bill  Haller  (’53-'55)  who 
played  baseball  and  basketball 
and  was  an  American  League 
umpire  for  22  years. 

Bill  Sparlin(’59-’61)  was 
an  All  American  and  one  of 
JJC's  all-time  leading  scorers. 

Marvin  Evans  ('66-’68) 
who  once  held  the  most  points 
scored  in  a basketball  game 

Harry  Gcris  ('67-'69)  who 
was  an  All  American 
Wrestler, National  Champion, 
and  a runner-up  at  Nationals. 

Patti  Sheridan  (’77-'79) 
who  played  volleyball  and  was 
All  Slate  for  basketball. 

Jeff  Dilman  (’78-’80)  was 
an  All  American  Wrestler  and 
a two-time  National 


Also  inducted  was  the 
1952  men's  basketball  team 
which  placed  4lb  at  Nationals. 
The  men  on  the  team  were: 
Ron  Fagan.  Jesse  Gutierrez, 
Bob  Jenkins,  Donald  Lakcla, 
Bob  Martin,  Hal  McGahcy, 
Leo  Penosky,  Rich  Plagcnz. 
Leon  Seneker,  and  Dale 

There  was  also  a 
memoriam  for  a deceased 
Famcr  of  Hcrm  Walscr 
(inducted  in  1994). 

psychology,  "and  last  year’s 
Although  they  will  not  be  success  has  told  me  what  our 
playing  in  the  Great  Western  conference  and  region  is  all 
Forum,  the  JJC  Wolves  will  about." 
feature  the  fast-paced  ofTense  Martin  feels  no  pressure  in 
which  made  the  L.A.  Lakers  replacing  Klnglcr,  who 
the  team  of  the  80's.  revamped  a JJC  program  that 

The  one  time  defending  had  a 86-207,  10  year  record 
national  champions  return  only  prior  to  his  reign.  “I’ve  learned 
one  player  from  last  season,  to  never  feel  pressure  from 
5' 10”  guard  Kyle  Meents,  a outside  sources.  The  most 
Wilmington  H.S.  product  who  pressure  I feel  is  that  which  I 
played  sparingly  a year  ago.  is  place  on  myself.” 
the  lone  hoopsler  from  the  Pat  This  year’s  team  will  be 
Klinglerera.  Klinglcr,  who  led  night  and  day  compared  to  a 
JJC  to  a 111-29  record  in  his  year  ago,”  empasizes  Martin, 
fouryears  at  the  helm,  has  since  “We  plan  to  shoot  over  100 
taken  on  the  head  coaching  limes,  30-40  of  which  will  be 
duties  at  Palm  Beach  (FL)C.C.  3’s,  and  score  in  the  120’s. 

First  year  head  coach  Mike  There’s  a whole  new  system 
Martin,  who  assisted  under  with  all  new  players  under  a 
Klingler  last  season,  has  taken  first  time  head  coach.”  An 
the  reigns.  Martin,  28,  is  a two-  interesting  year  awaits, 
time  Kansas  All  Stater  at  Martin  notes  that  in  having 
Bonner  Springs  High  School  only  one  returnee,  the  team 
and  part  of  a state  lacks  continuity  and  team 
championship  team  in  ‘84.  As  chemistry.  However,  three 
a junior,  he  averaged  1 6.3  ppg.  tandems  prepped  in  high  school 
and  during  his  senior  together.  Aurelio  Rainer  and 
campaign,  Martin  poured  in  Gerrod  Payne  played  in  Detroit, 
MI  while  6’5"  Matthias 
Martin  hopes  that  his  youth  Kautzor-Schroederand6’6”  Di- 
and  energy  will  pay  dividends  Tsimba  Mbambi-Ngoma  called 
in  the  Wolves’  success.  “I’ve  Geneva,  Switzerland  home.  JT 
been  part  of  successful  standouts  Michael  Mines  and 
programs  in  Kansas,"  says  Joel  House  will  also  play  key 

Worm  cited  in  Chicago;  break  up 

Scott  Deininger  court  create  much  concern  as  to  padding  the  possibility  fora  Big 

whether  that  necessity  will  Ten  player  of  the  year  award, 
prevent  the  Bulls  from  playing  Only  Ohio  St.  could  prevent  the 
as  a team.  Contrary  to  Dennis  Oats  from  making  a trip  to  the 
the  Menace  of  the  NBA,  there  coveted  Rose  Bowl.  If 
is  no  "I"  in  team.  Michigan  can  upend  the 

Might  it  be  safe  to  say  that  Buckeyes  and  Barnett’s  Boys 
the  presence  of  one  Michael  can  win  the  rest  of  their  games, 
Jordan  may  wake  Dennis  up?  If  Northwestern’s  future  will  be  a 
I was  playing  alongside  the  best  rosy  one. 
player  in  the  game  today  or  ever  #Congratulations  to  the 

for  that  matter.  I'd  want  to  clean  Atlanta  Braves  on  finally 
my  act  up.  But  docs  Dennis  shedding  the  World  Series 
want  to?  How  will  Pippcn  monkey  from  their  backs.  No 
handle  it?  It  will  be  Kucoc’s  longer  will  the  Braves  be 
first  full  season  beside  his  mentioned  in  the  same  breath 
Aimess.  How  will  Toni  react?  with  the  NFL's  Denver 
Many  questions  loom.  Many  Bronco's.  Minnesota  Vikings 
possibilities  exist.  One  thing’s  and  Buffalo  Bills-teams  who 
for  sure,  Chicago  will  be  the 
focus  of  many  an  NBA  fan  this 

#The  Cats  are  certainly  on 
the  prowl.  OF  N’westcrn  has 
taken  the  Big  Ten,  the  coach's 
acquiring  a selfless  scorer  who  poll  and  the  whole  nation  by  Cy  Young  award  every  year  of 
features  a yearning  to  grab  20  storm.  After  a victory  over  the  in  the  90’s,  the  Braves  will  only 
woeful  IUini,  Northwestern  be  hanging  around  for.  . .eight 
received  a number  6 national  or  nine  more  years.  Their  staff 
ranking.  Running  back  Darnell  is  still  young  as  arc  virtually  the 
Autry  rushed  over  100  yards  for  rest  of  the  team.  Chipper  Jones, 
the  ninth  consecutive  game,  Javier  Lopez,  Jeff  "see  through" 

roles  in  coach  Martin’s  run-and- 
gun  offense. 

JJC  enters  the  upcoming 
campaign  already  with  a chip  on 
(heir  shoulder.  That  chip  was 
placed  there  courtesy  of  College 
of  DuPage  head  basketball 
coach  Don  Klaas.  Klaas  has 
predicted  that  the  Wolves  will 
finish  fourth  behind  his 
Chaparrals,  Rock  Valley  and 
Illinois  Valley.  The  Chaps  are 
the  defending  Region  IV 
champions.  “I  see  us  definatcly 
finishing  in  the  upper  half  of  the 
conference.  As  long  as  we  play 
hard,  mistake-free  basketball, 
the  wins  and  losses  will  lake  care 
of  themselves,"  says  Martin. 

We’re  going  to  shoot  every 
8-12  seconds  while  playing 
pressure,  trapping  defense  for  an 
entire  40  minutes." 

Martin  stresses  that  hard 
work  in  the  classrom  will  carry 
over  to  play  on  the  court.  He 
plans  to  meet  with  teachers  on  a 
regular  basis.  "I  won’t 
overextend  myself  to  see  that 
their  work  gets  done  all  the  time. 
These  guys  are  adults  and  have 
to  value  responsibility." 

JJC’s  home  opener  was  on 
Nov.  4 versus  Argentina  Obras 
as  an  exhibition.  The  regular 
season  home  opener  is  against 
Lakeland  College  on 
Wednesday,  Nov.  15  at  7p.m.  in 
Wills  Gym. 

Sports  Editor 

#The  Worm  has  brought  his 
squirm.  . . and  his  body  rings, 
tatoos,  hair  dyes,  leather  attire 
and  perhaps  his  most  important 
assets  of  all,  two  NBA 
Championship  rings,  to  the 
Windy  City.  Jordan,  Pippen, 
Kukoc  and  Rodman-  which  one 
of  these  is  not  like  the  others? 

Although  controversy  and 
often  times  Madonna  surround 
Dennis  Rodman,  he  has  been 
the  part  of  back-to-back 
championship  teams  as  a 
Detroit  Piston.  However,  his 
presence  in  San  Antonio  may 
have  been  the  sole  reason  the 
Spurs  were  unable  to  make  it  to 
the  level  of  NBA  supremacy. 

The  Chicago  Bulls  Jcrry- 
atric  tandem,  Krause  and 
Rcinsdorf,  have  definitely  gone 
out  on  a limb  on  this  one.  In 

rebounds  on  a regular  ba$is,  one 
would  think  a championship  is 
well  within  reach.  However, 
Rodman’s  need  to  have  the 
spotlight  on  him  on  and  off  the 

have  given  i 

It  was  only  a 
before  the  Braves  i 
absolute  elite  of  MLB. 
Featuring  a staff  that  has  c 

' meaning  to 

/ years 

the  Cats 

Blauser,  Ryan  Klesko  and  Mark 
Wohlers  arc  the  here  and  now 
of  a dynasty  that  has  been 
knocking  on  the  door  of 
stardom  for  the  past  five 
seasons.  Justice,  McGriff  and 
Grissom  may  fall  victim  to  the 
free  agent  market  because  their 
demands  may  be  too  costly.  It’ll 
be  interesting  to  see  how  Ted 
Turner  handles  these  demands, 
but  money  has  never  been  too 
much  of  a problem  for  the 
biggest  fan  of  a Jane  Fonda 
workout  video. 

^Correct  me  if  I'm  wrong,  but 
is  George  Steinbrcnner  not  the 
owner  of  the  NY  Yankees.  He 
isn’t  the  CEO  of  the  newest  drug 
rehabilitation  center  Or  is  he? 
Steve  Howe,  Daryl  Strawberry 
and  now  Dwight  Gooden 
comprise  a portion  of  the  one 
time  Bronx  Bombers.  One  will 
now  begin  to  wonder  what  that 
white  stuff  marking  the  foul  lines 
really  consits  of.  If  Steinbrcnner 
makes  a winner  of  tins  team,  he'll 
be  considered  a genius  and 
owners  will  follow  in  his 
footsteps.  If  not,  it’ll  be  just 
another  flaw  in  Gcotge’s  regime. 

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Former  JJC  Trustee  Arrested 

I Multiple  Child 
B Abuse  Charges 

JJC  Welcomes  the  holiday 

20  More  tips  to  "Freak 
out  You  Roomate" 

David  Weese 

"In  Memory  of  Brian 
Albano" page  3 

More  Equality  among 
the  Sexes Page  4 

Journalism  Class  Shows 
What  it's  Got.. .pages  3-12 

Former  JJC  Trustee 
Thomas  C.  Smith.  40,  was 
arrested  on  Nov.  15  on 
suspicion,  of  aggravated 
criminal  sexual  abuse,  criminal 
sexual  assault,  and  child 

Smith  was  picked  up  at 
10:00  a.m.  at  the  Shell  gas 
station  he  owns  at  Interstate  55 
and  U.S.  52.  He  was  taken  to 
the  Will  County  Jail  and  held  on 
$100,000  bond.  He  was 
released  later  that  day  after 
posting  a 10%  cash  bond, 
($10,000).  Smith  is  a well- 
known  resident  of  Minooka. 

Douglas  G.  DeBoer,  first 
assistant  states  attorney,  told  the 
Blazer  that  this  matter  will  go 
before  the  Grand  Jury  on  Dec. 
6th.  Smith  will  be  arraigned  on 
Dec.  14,  and  has  retained 
Attorney.  Samuel  J.  Andreano 
as  counsel.  DeBoer  confirmed 
that  this  is  indeed  an  on-going 

LaTrina  Blair  of  the  Joliet 
Herald-News  quotes  DeBoer  as 
slating  "The  accused  man 
befriended  a 13-year-old 
troubled  youth  between  January 
and  June  1993,  hired  him  at  the 
gas  station  and  opened  a bank 
account  for  him  in  exchange  for 
sexual  favors."  Pornographic 
pictures  of  another  14  year-old 
“depicted  in  lewd  nude  poses" 
were  found  in  Smith's  gas 

Attorney  Andreano  was 
contacted  by  the  Blazer  He 
stated  that  he  could  not 
comment  on  the  case  at  this 

lime,  except  to  say  that  his  client 
is  slating  that  he  is  absolutely, 
positively  not  guilty  of  these 

In  an  interview  with  the 
Blazer,  Sgl.  Kramer  of  the  Will 
County  Sheriff's  Investigation 
Division  stated  (hat  a search 
warrant  had  been  executed  on 
Smith’s  place  of  business  on 
Oct.  11.  "Information  and 
evidence  obtained  from  that 
search  warrant  along  with 
further  investigation  by  this 
department  led  to  a warrant 
being  issued  for  Smith,  which 
was  signed  Nov.  14th."  This 
was  an  investigation  that  had 
been  on-going  for  "a  number  of 

Kramer  stated,  “We  are 
asking  anyone  who  had  contact 
with  Smith  (or  knows  anyone 
who  had  contact  with  Smith) 
who  feels  they  have 
information  appropriate  to  this 
case  to  please  contact  us.  Often 
people  have  information  they 
may  feel  is  insignificant,  but 
often  can  be  crucial  to  our 
investigations."  The  Sheriff's 
Dept.  Investigations  Division 
number  is  (815)  727-8574. 

Channel  7,  Eyewitness 
News  reported  that  the  pictures 
were  originally  found  by  one  of 
Smith’s  employees.  The 
employee  reportedly  heard 
“mice”  in  the  ceiling  tiles,  and 
upon  investigating  the  noise, 
found  the  pictures.  Sgt.  Kramer 
would  neither  confirm  nor  deny 
this,  but  stated,  “The  child 
pornography  charges  came 
directly  from  evidence  gained 
from  the  search  warrant." 

Kramer  was  not  at  liberty 
to  discuss  what  led  to  the 
investigation  originally  being 
opened,  but  was  able  to  confirm 

that  more  information  has  come 
in  to  the  Sheriff’s  Dept,  since 
the  arrest  was  made. 

Aggravated  criminal 
sexual  abuse  is  a Class  I felony. 
Possible  sentence,  4-15  years. 

Criminal  sexual  assault  is 
a Class  2 felony.  Possible 
sentence,  3-7  years. 

Child  pornography  is  a 
Class  2 felony.  Possible 
sentence,  3-7  years. 

According  to  Blair’s  article 
in  the  Herald  News,  Smith  had 
been  active  in  the  community 
and  with  local  youth.  He  had 
been  vice-chairman  of  the  Three 
Rivers  Public  Library  Board  of 
Trustees,  as  well  as  a former 
Minooka  village  auditor. 

He  worked  for  five  years 
at  middle-school  in  the 
Goodfarm  School  District  (near 
Dwight),  where  he  taught  and 
coached  basketball.  He  also 

taught  catechism  at  St.  Mary’s 
Church  in  Minooka. 

“He’s  been  a good  teacher. 
1'  ve  had  no  knowledge  of  any 
complaints  made  about  him 
from  any  of  our  religious 
students  or  parents."  Blair 
quotes  Rev.  Frank  Vitus  of  St. 

Blair  found  Smith  to  be 
somewhat  of  a historian.  He  had 
compiled  and  donated  a whole 
section  of  material  to  the  public 
library  on  the  history  of 
Minooka.  He  often  traveled  the 
area,  speaking  on  the  history  of 
Minooka,  He  was  a popular 
storyteller  at  the  annual 
Minooka  festival,  and  was  also 
involved  in  the  Grundy  County 
Historical  Society  and  the 
Morris  Theater  Guild. 

Because  of  this 
involvement,  police  theorize 
Cont.  on  pg.3 

Finacial  Aid  Cuts  Proposed 

by  the  House,  which  removed 

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Briefs  2 

Features  3 

Commentaries..  6 

Letters  to  the 




I Eric  Eslinger 
staff  Writer 

exemption  on  Stafford  Loans  major  hit  on  stale-aided 
(would  make  you  responsible  programs,  Friarson  said.  Senate 

for  interest  payments  on  your  Bill  908  is  the  n 

Over  the  next  five  years, 
Congress  is  proposing  to  cut 

Senate  Bill  908  permits 

loan  while  you  are  in  school), 

Federal  Work  Study  (which 

federal  and  state  aid  programs  allows  you  to  work  on  campus  that  offer  academic-degreed 
by  $20  billion.  These  proposed  in  a field  related  to  your  major), 
cuts  could  raise  the  cost  of  Federal  Supplemental 
college  for  students  and  families  Education  Opportunity  Grant  Education  to  participate  in  the 
by  up  to  50  percent,  effective  (accompanies  the  Pell  Grant)  Monetary  Award  Program.  SB 
and  the  Perkins  Loan  (currently  908,  which  began 

rything  in  the  bill  and 
right  replaced  the  deleted  material 
provision  defining 

for-profit  proprietary  colleges  certain  propietary  colleges  as 
institutions  of  higher 
programs  approved  by  the  learning. 

Illinois  Board  of  Higher  If  SB  908  passes  and 

becomes  a law,  two  high-cost 
propietary  colleges  will 

fall  semester  of  1996. 

Cynthia  Friarson,  head  of  the  lowest  interest  loan 
Financial  Aid  at  JJC,  explains  available  to  students). 

bill  that 

amended  the  Metropolitan 
Water  Reclamation  District  Act. 

immediately  become  qualified 
“institutions  of  higher 
learning."  Friarson  notes. 

that  the  following  programs 

In  the  past  few  months. 

uld  be  affected:  interest  activity  in  Springfield  has  put  a 

passed  out  of  the  Senate  last  DcVry  and  Midstatc  enroll 
spring  and  then  was  amended  Cont.  on  pg.5 

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[Madrigal  Dinner] 

The  eighteenth  annual 
Joliet  Junior  College 
Madrigal  Dinner  will  be 
presented  on  Friday,  December 
I,  1995,  at  the  Louis  Joliet 
Renaissance  Center,  214  North 
Ottawa  Street,  Joliet,  IL,  in  the 
great  dinning  hall. 

All  food  will  be  prepared 
by  the  nationally  acclaimed 
Joliet  Junior  College  and 
Renaissance  Center  Culinary 
Arts  Department  under  the 
supervision  of  Chef  Patrick 
Hegarty.  The  evening  will  begin 
at  6:30  p.m.  with  a reception  at 
the  Atrium. 

The  1995  Joliet  Junior 
College  Madrigal  Dinner 
promises  to  be  an  outstanding 
evening  of  delicious  food, 
cxccllant  service,  entertaining 
drama,  and  beautifully 
performed  music. 

Tickets  for  the  dinner  are 
S32.00  per  person.  Reservations 
may  be  made  by  calling  the  Fine 
‘ Arts  Department  office  at  (8 1 5) 
729-9020,  ext. 2223.  The 
deadline  for  reservations  is 

November  27,1995. 

Wanna  “Surf  the  Net?" 

Starling  in  Spring  '96.  the 
CIS  department  is  offering 
course  titled  Introduction  to 
Internet,  (CIS  1 16,  Icrcdil  hr). 
Students  will  get  acscss  to  the 
Internet  when  they  register  for 
the  course.  The  course  will  help 
. students  learn  to  “surf  the  net" 
and  how  to  do  rcasearch  using 
the  World  Wide  Web.  The  class 
will  be  taught  in  the  Mac  Lab 
(E  1001)  by  Scott  Olsen. 
Classes  will  be  held  as  follows: 

Mon.  6- 8:45  pm  Jan.  22  - 
Feb.  26 

Thurs.  4 - 6:45  pm  Jan.  25  - 
Feb.  22 

Tucs.  4 - 6:45  pm  Jan.  23  - 
Feb.  20 

Wed.  6 - 8:45  pm  Jan.  24  - 
Feb.  21 

Mon.  6 - 8:45  pm  Mar.  4 - 
Apr.  8 

Wed.  4 - 6:45  pm  Mar.  6 - 
Apr.  10 

For  more  information  call 
Ram  Raghuraman  at  (815)  729 
- 9020  ext  2402 

The  Herbert  Trackman 
Plantetarium  at  Joliet  Junior 
College  will  offer  four 
presentations  in  December. 

The  new  Christmas 
program,  "Tis  the  Season,”  will 
be  shown  at  6:30  p.m.  Dec.  1 4 
and  7:30  p.m  Dec.  12. 

Programs  are  presented  by 
Edward  Eichelbcrgcr, 
Admission  is  free.  For  more 
information,  call  (815)  729- 
9020,  cxt.2l  15. 

Von  Hcideckc's  Chicago 
Festival  Ballet  production  of 
"The  Nutcracker”  will  be 
performed  at  the  Rialto  Theatre 
on  Friday,  December  1 at 
8:00pm  and  Saturday, 
December  2 at  3:00pm.  Tickets 
for  the  shows  are  now  on  sale 
at  the  Rialto  Ticket  Office  (8 1 51 
726-6600),  or  Ticketmaslcr 
outlets  (312/559-1212). 
Preparing  for  KWANZAA 
Introduction  to 
KWANZAA-i.e.,  Dec. 26th  to 
Jan.  1st  an  African  American 
holiday  celebrating  the  first 
fruits  of  the  Harvest-  are  now 
being  held  every  2nd  and  4th 
Wednesdays  through  Dec.  13, 
1995.  The  sessions,  facilitated 
by  the  Joliet  area  community's 
Steering  Committee  for  the  Pan- 
African  Alliance/  Collective 
(SCPAAC),  arc  scheduled  to  be 
held  6:30pm-8:30pm, 
conference  room  "B"  of  the 
Joliet  Public  Library,  1 50  North 
Ottawa  Street.  Participation  is 
open  to  all  administrators, 
Faculty,  Staff,  and  Students  who 
are  interested  in  broadening  (he 
scope  of  their  Cultural 

Initialed  May  20.  1990  at 
the  Joliet  Public  Library  by,, 
remanent  founders  of  the  1983- 
84  organized  JJC  Social  Science 
Department’s  Culture  Club.  The 
SCPAAC  represents  an 
informal/non-sectarian  Atlantic 
Civilization  research  study 
group,  structured  in  the  main,  to 
promote  throughout  the  Will 
County  area  community,  the 
perservation  of  overlooked  and/ 
or  neglected  aspects  of  Human 
Culture,  as  well  as  the  African 
experience  in  the  Western 

The  SCPAAC's  weekly 
study  group  sessions  arc  held 
every  Monday  6:30pm-8:30pm 
in  conference  room  "A"  of  the 
Joliet  Public  Library. 

The  JJC  Community 
Band  and  Chorale  held  a 
Winter  Concert  on  Dec.  3 in  the 
Fine  Arts  Theatre.  The  band  was 
directed  by  Jerry  E.  Lewis  and 
the  Chorale  was  directed  by 
June  Maday  Anthony. 

The  concert  featured 
traditional  choral  and 
instrumental  selections,  an 
instrumental  tribute  to  the  50lh 
anniversary  of  the  end  of  World 
War  II  and  seasonal  music  from 
around  the  world. 

Spring  Semester  Books 
Go  On  Sale  at  JJC 

JJC  textbooks  for  spring 
’96  will  go  on  sale  Tuesday, 
Dec.  12  in  the  Main  Campus 
Bookstore.  The  Bookstore  will 
be  open  from  7:30  a.m.  -8:00 
p.m.  Dec  12  and  Jan  2-4.  On 
Jan.  5,  the  Bookstore  will  be 
open  from  7:30  a.m.  - 8:00  p.m., 
and  on  Jan.  6 from  8:00  a.m.  - 
noon.  Jan  8 - 1 1 it  will  be  open 
from  7:30  a.m.  -8:00  p.m..  Dec 
18-21  the  Bookstore  will  be 
open  from  7:30  a.m.  - 4:00  p.m. 
; Jan  12  from  7:30  a.m.  - 3:30 
p.m.  and  Jan  13  from  8:00  a.m. 

- noon.  The  Bookstore  will  be 
closed  from  Dec.  22  - Jan  1 and 
will  reopen  at  7:30  a.m.  on  Jan 

Spring  semester  books  will 
also  be  on  sale  at  JJC's  North 
Campus  from  8:00  a.m.  - noon 
on  Jan  6,  12,  13  and  19.  Hours 
will  be  8:00  a.m.  - noon  and  6 - 
8:00  p.m.  Jan.  8-11  and  16  - 

Books  for  satellite  classes 
at  Morris  and  Lincoln- Way  will 
be  sold  at  Lincoln-Way  High 
School,  Lincoln  Hwy.,  New 
Lenox  from  6 - 8 p.m.  Monday, 
Jan  8, and  at  Morris  High 
School,  1000  Union  St.,  from  6 

- 8 p.m.  Tuesday,  Jan  9.  Only 
books  used  at  these  locations 
will  be  sold  there. 

The  bookstore  will  also 
buy  back  textbooks  used  during 
the  Fall  95  semester.  Main 
Campus  buy-back  wil  be  from 
9 a.m.  Dec.  11-14,  and  from  9 
a.m.  - 2:00  p.m.  Dec.  15  and 

The  buy-back  at  North 
campus  will  be  held  from  6 - 8 
p.m.  Dec.  13. 

Normal  Bookstore  hours 
arc  7:30  a.m.  - 7:00  p.m. 
Monday  - Thursday,  and  7:30 
a.m.  - 3:30  p.m.  Fridays.  The 
bookstore  is  closed  Saturdays 
and  Sundays. 

Board  Members  Elected 

In  the  November  elections, 
three  scats  were  available  on 
JJC's  Board  of  Trustees. 
Newcomer  Marilyn  Hcrtko 
garnered  the  most  votes 
Former  board  member  David 
Crycr  who  served  on  the  board 
from  1991  -93  was  rc-clcctcd. 
Incumbent  Eleanor  McGuan- 
Boza  retained  her  scat.  Board 
members  are  elected  to  a six 
year  term.  The  new  trustees 
were  sworn  in  at  the  Nov.  13 
Board  meeting.  The  other 
Trustees  arc,  Scott  Deiningcr 
(Student  Trustee),  John  Hcrtko. 
Robert  Wondcrlich,  Joyce 
Heap,  and  Board  Chairman 
Dolores  Johnson. 

Talent  Auditions 

The  Joliet  area 
community’s  SCPAAC 
Research  Study  Group's 
cultural  awareness  wing,  i.e. 
Ubiquity  Productions-  will  be 
hosting  talent  auditions  for 
Poets,  Social  Concious 
Rappers,  Accapella  Singers, 
Percussion  Musicians  and 
Creative  Jazz  / Modern 

The  auditions  are 
scheduled  to  be  held 
Wednesday,  December  13  1995 
from  6:30  - 8:  30  p.m.  in 
conference  room  “B”  of  the 
Joliet  Public  Library,  150 North 
Ottawa  St. 

Talent  must  furnish  own 
auditioning  props.  Selected 
talent  will  perform  during  the 
Joliet  area  community’s  5th 
(Feast)  scheduled  for  Saturday, 
Dec.  30,  1995  at  the  Joliet 
Public  Library. 

For  more  information, 
contact  Felicia  Veasy  at  (8 1 5) 

The  JJC  Community 
Band  and  Chorale  held  a 
Winter  Concert  on  Dec.  3 in  the 
Fine  Arts  Theatre.  The  band  was 
directed  by  Jerry  E.  Lewis  and 
(he  Chorale  was  directed  by 
June  Maday  Anthony. 

The  concert  featured 
traditional  choral  and 
instrumental  selections,  an 
instrumental  tribute  to  the  50lh 
anniversary  of  the  end  of  World 
War  II  and  seasonal  music  from 

around  the  world. 

Navy  Senior  Chief  Petty 
Officer  Mark  S.  Kadlub,  a 
1977  graduate  of  JJC  recently 
recievcd  the  Navy  Good 
Conduct  Medal. 

The  Good  Conduct  Medal 
recognizes  the  service 
member’s  honest  and  faithful 
service  during  a four  -year 
period.  To  cam  it,  Kadlub 
achieved  and  maintianed  a 
satisfactory  level  of 
performance  and  unblemished 
conduct  record  for  the  entire 

Kadlub  is  currently 
assigned  at  Naval  Station, 
Mayport  Fla. 

Kadlub  is  a graduate  of 
Bolingbrook  High  School.  He 

JJC  Nursing  Education 
student  Gwen  Tunney  has 
been  awarded  a $250  Nursing 
Continuing  Education 
Consortium  scholarship.  Gwen, 
a third  semester  Nursing  student 
at  JJC,  is  on  schedule  to 
graduate  in  May,  along  with  her 
daughter,  also  a JJC  Nursing 

In  early  December,  Tkinney 
will  begin  work  part  time  in 
home-health  nursing.  Tunney 
said  nursing  has  allways  been  a 
dream  of  hers,  although  she 
spent  many  years  working  in 
construction  at  the  managerial 

“If  you  decide  to  go  for  a 
career  change,  slay  committed 
to  it  and  follow  your  dreams," 
Tunney  said. 

Wihaft  is  3D 

Last  year  in  this  country, 
16,589  people  were  killed  and 
nearly  one  million  were  injured 
in  impaired  driving  crashes.  On 
the  average,  that  is  one  death 
every  32  minutes 

December  is  National 
Drunk  and  Drugged  Driving 
(3D)  Month.  Please  help  in 
Making  Illinois  highways  much 

* If  you  arc  planning  on 
having  a holiday  parly,  plan  on 
being  a responsible  host.  OITcr 
a selection  of  beverages  and  be 
sure  to  include  those  that  arc 
non-alcoholic.  Arrange  a safe 
ride  home  for  guests  who  have 

* If  you  and  your  friends 
choose  to  drink  during  this 
holiday  season,  plan  ahead., 
take  a cab.  designate  a non- 
drinking driver,  call  friends  for 
rides,  or  drink  at  home. 

‘Take  a stand  against 
impaired  driving  during  this 
holiday  season.  Turn  your 
"Lights  on  for  Life"  on  Friday, 
Dec.  15.  by  driving  with  your 
headlights  on  till  day  in  a 
symbolic  rcmcmbcrancc  of 
impaired  driving  victims. 

‘Nearly  half  of  all  motor 
vehicle  fatalities  arc  alcohol 
related.  Don't  ruin  yours  or 
someone  else's  holiday  season 
by  drinking  and  driving. 

joined  the  Navy  in  1978. 

The  National  Library  of  Poetry  has  announced  that  $24,000 
in  prizes  wil  be  awarded  this  year  to  over  250  poets  in  the  Non! 
American  Open  Poetry  Contest.  The  deadline  for  the  contest  i: 
Dec.  31,  1995.  The  contest  is  open  to  everyone  and  entry  is  free 
Any  poet,  whether  previously  published  or  not,  can  be  ; 
winner.  To  enter,  send  ONE  original  poem,  any  subject  or  style 
to  The  National  Library  of  Poetry,  1 1 4 1 9 Cronridgc  Dr.,  P.O.  Box 
704-1986,  Owings  Mills,  MD.  21 1 17.  The  poem  should  be  no 
longer  than  20  lines,  and  the  poets  name  and  address  should  appeal 

In  Loving  Memory  of  Brian  Albano 

I Lisa  Hughes 
Staff  Writer 

This  article  is  dedicated  to 
my  friend  Brian  Albano,  who 
passed  away  on  November 
11,1 995,  at  the  age  of  1 8.  Brian 
was  a remarkable  man  who 
always  brought  a smile  to 
everyone  who  knew  him.  He 
left  behind  many  friends  and 
family  members  who  will 
always  miss  him.  I will  always 
remember  Brian  as  a funny, 
caring  guy  who  was  always  nice 
to  everyone.  I hope  that 
everyone  who  knew  him  will  do 
the  same. 

This  article  serves  three 

It  is  to  remember  Brian  and 
honor  his  life.  It  is  to  help  me 
grieve.  But  it  is  also  to  serve  as 
a reminder  that  no  one  is 
invincible.  Brian  was  taking 
every  possible  precaution.  He 
WAS  wearing  his  seat  belt.  He 
WAS  NOT  driving  too  fast  for 
conditions.  He  was  being 
careful.  Please  remember  that 
before  you  gel  behind  the  wheel 
of  a car.  Always  wear  scat  bells. 
Pay  careful  attention  to  driving 
conditions.  I can’t  stress  the 
importance  of  that  enough. 

Please  bear  with  me  as  I 
remember  Brian  in  my  own 
way.  I need  to  grieve 

I didn't  get  the  chance  to 
day  goodbye.  Not  the  way  I 
wanted  to.  That’s  why  I am 
hurting  so  much.  It  would  have 
been  different  if  Brian  had  been 
moving  away,  then  I would 
have  had  the  chance  to  say  the 
things  that  1 wanted  to  say.  But 
l place  where  I 

he  moved  t 

can’t  reach  him  just  yet.  So  I 
have  to  do  it  this  way. 

Dear  Brian, 

We  have  been  friends  for  a 
long  time-4  years  now-and  we 
have  a lot  of  great  memories 
together.  You  wee  my  first 
friend  in  high  school. 
Remember  on  the  very  first  day 
of  Freshman  year,  we  were 
smashed  next  to  each  other  on 
that  crowded  bus?  I told  you  I 
was  psychic?  You  said  it  was 
more  like  psycho.  You  called  me 
"psycho"  from  that  day  on. 

We  always  had  so  much 
fun  together.  In  Biology,  we  had 
that  snowball  fight.  We  were  the 
only  ones  who  didn't  get  caught. 
Remember  when  we  ate  those 
worms  for  extra  credit?  And 
Harry  Larry,  the  frozen  mole. 
We  were  stuck  in  Math  I 
together  that  year,  too.  It’s  funny 
how  we  ended  up  in  Algebra 
together  this  year  too.  I guess  it 
was  fate.  It  was  a way  for  us  to 
become  even  closer  and  laugh 
before  you  had  to  go  away.  I 
always  knew  you'd  be  in  that 
classroom  when  I walked  in.  As 
much  as  J hate  Algebra,  you' 
made  it  worth  going  to.  I’m  so 
glad  that  I have  such  good 
memories  of  you.  You  could 
always  make  me  laugh  when  I 
was  sad  or  upset.  For  that  I’ll 
always  be  grateful. 

But  I am  also  very  angry. 
I’m  angry  that  I didn't  get  to  say 
the  things  I wanted  to.  I didn’t 
get  to  tell  you  how  much  I cared, 
and  how  much  you  meant  to  me 
I wanted  you  to  know  how 

much  I valued  our  friendship.  I 
hope  you  knew  that. 

Someone  once  said  that 
death  is  the  hardest  way  to 
understand  life.  They  were  so 
right.  I'm  struggling  everyday 
to  understand  why  yours  was 
taken  so  suddenly.  I think  of 
sitting  next  to  you  everyday; 
seeing  you  there  with  you  feet 
up  on  the  chair.  I’d  give 
anything  to  see  your  blotchy  red 
cheeks  when  you  were  hot.  I'd 
do  anything  to  hear  your  voice, 
for  you  to  call  me  psycho  one 
more  time.  I want  to  see  you 
pull  out  your  planner-you  were 
always  so  organized.  I always 
said  that  to  you.  I want  you  to 
(ell  me  I write  funny. 

I'll  always  miss  you  and 

Life  in  the  Lab 

Belhii  Cramer 
Staff  Writer 

""I  can’t  turn  this  thing  on." 
"How  do  I gel  it  to  double 
space?""  Whnl  key  do  I hit  to 
make  it  print? Help!" 

This  is  what  Jeremy 
Sturgill  hears  in  the  English 
Writing  Lab  every  lime  he 
works  his  shift.  He  spends 
twelve  hours  per  week  in  Room 
J-4036  as  a writing  lab 
assistant.  This  is  his  first 
semester  working  there. 

To  apply  for  the  position, 
Jeremy  had  to  take  a crash 
course  in  WordPerfect  and  earn 
a minimum  of  "C"  in  English 

The  English  Writing  Lab 

repeating  the  lines  from  it. 

I'll  always  remember  all  of 
our  conversations.  Maybe  not 
word  for  word,  but  I'll 
remember.  I'll  always 

everything  abflul  you.  Everyday 

psychology.  I’ll  always  think  of 
you  when  I wear  my  shirt  like 
yours.  I'll  remember  you  in  my 
prayers  each  night  before  I go 
to  sleep.  But  most  of  all,  I’ll 
remember  the  last  thing  you 
ever  said  to  me;  "See  ya 
later, psycho." 

I'll  see  you  later,  Brian.  I'll 
always  love  you  and  miss  you, 

There  has  been  a 
scholarship  fund  set  up  in 
Brian's  name  at  Lincoln-Way 
High  School.  Memorials 
may  be  sent  to  the  Brian  Albano 
memorial  fund,  do  Lincoln- 
Way  High  School,  1801  E. 

I look  at  your  empty  chair  and  I 
wish  you  were  there.  Yesterday, 
I stood  outside  class  and 
watched  everyone  go  by.  I 
almost  expected  to  sec  you 
walking  toward  me.  But  you 
didn’t.  You  weren’t  (here. 

Today  I found  the  role  of 
lifesavers  that  you  gave  me  last 
week.  I know  I'll  never  cat 
them.  It's  funny  how  precious  a 
roll  of 'dandy  can  suddenly 
become.  I also  found  the 
directions  you  wrote  for  me  last 
week.  I know  I’ll  always  keep 

You’ll  never  leave  my 
heart  or  my  thoughts.  Every 
time  I hear  "A  Girl  Like  You" 

by  Edwyn  Collins,  I’ll  think  of  Lincoln-Way  Highway.  New 
the  time  we  were  singing  it.  Lenox, IL,  6045 1 
Every  time  I watch  Forrest 
Gump,  I’ll  remember  last 
Wednesday  when  we  were 

from  pg.I 

that  other  victims  could 
possibly  come  forward.  They 
e actively  pursuing  all  leads. 

JJC  administration  had  no 
comment  on  the  issue,  as  Smith 
/as  an  elected  official,  and  not 
l any  way  an  employee  of  JJC 
They  would  only  stale  that 
Smith  had  been  a trustee  from 
1989-1995.  He  came  in  fourth 
n election  in  which  three 
s were  vacant. 

Smith’s  term  as  trustee 
also  coincides  with  the  times 
these  charges  allegedly  took 

The  Blazer  spoke  with 
Library  Supervisor  Marvin 
Schumakcr,  who  has  been 
Smith’s  friend  since  1989.  "I’m 
realty  concerned  about  the  way 
topic  at  JJC  have  rushed  to 
judgment  on  this  thing.  People 
e decided  that  he  is  guilty 

before  the  man  has  had  his  first 
court  date.  They  say  "Isn’t  this 
just  awful.”  What  is  awful  is  that  by  his  gas  station  with  concerns 

this  whole  thing  happened  to 
someone  whose  friendship  I 
value  and  hold  in  high  regard." 

"People  seem  to  have  a 
very  short  memory," 
Schumakcr  continued.  "The 

i I km 

i of 

integrity  who  had  the  best 
interest  of  JJC  at  heart.  I 
originally  met  Smith  shortly 
after  he  was  elected  to  the  Board 
of  Trustees.  He  came  up  to  the 
library  to  ask  if  there  was 
anything  he  could  do  for  the 
library  at  the  board  level. 
Frankly,  I was  flattered.  No 
member  of  the  hoard  had  ever 
done  that  before.  Our  friendship 
grew  out  of  his  interest  in 
improving  the  library." 

"I’m  not  sure  people 
realize  how  much  of  his  time 
and  effort  went  into  making  JJC 

a belter  place.  People  would  so  why  did  this  child  deserve 
often  call  him  at  home  or  stop  any  less’’  Leah  has  since  passed 
away.  The  Smiths  still  grieve 
her  loss."  Schumakcr  said.  “If 
had  kids,  I would  trust  Smith 
with  them  without  hesitation’ 
"The  press  couldn’t  manage 
to  mention  any  of  that." 
Schumakcr  staled,  "but  they  did 
manage  to  have  a photographer 
strategically  stationed  to  lake: 
Smith's  picture  as  he  was  being 
loaded  into  the  squad  car  so  they 
could  splash  it  prominently  at 
the  top  of  the  front  page." 

"All  I can  say  is  that  I wish 
people  would  not  be  so  quick 

or  suggestions  for  improving 
JJC.  He  did  a lot  of  wonderful 
things  for  this  school  and  his 

"The  Smiths  adopted  two 
Russian  children  in  1992." 

Schumakcr  said.  "One  thing  the 
press  didn't  bring  out  is  that  in 
order  for  them  to  adopt  those 
two  children,  they  had  to  go 
through  a rather  exhaustive 
background  check  to  even 
qualify  to  adopt  kids.  The  article 
didn't  even  mention  the  fact  that 
before  the  Smiths  adopted  those  to  pass  judgment  on  Smith.  This 
kids,  they  adopted  a profoundly  is  a caring  man  to  whom  family. 

physically  challenged  child 
named  Leah.  The  Smiths  were 

church  and  school  is  very 
important.  The  man  is  innocent 

fully  aware  of  the  condition  of  till  proven  guilty.  I hope  people 
(he  child,  but  decided  to  adopt  can  remember  that.  You  would 
her  anyway,  feeling  that  if  the  want  (he  same  consideration  if 
child  were  bom  to  them,  they  you  were  in  his  situation.  The 
would  still  love  and  care  for  her,  man  is  due  his  day  in  court." 

Jeremy  is  joined  by  three  other 
assistants  who  work  during  the 
open-lab  times.  The  open  lab 
limes  arc  posted  on  the  door, 
and  a hand-out  schedule  is  also 

The  biggest  problem  new 
students  face  in  the  lab,  Jeremy 
finds,  is  handling  disks.  "They 
bring  in  a disk  and  there  is 
nothing  on  it,"  he  says.  "I  hate 
telling  them  it  has  been  erased." 

What  aggravates  Jeremy 
the  most  in  the  lab?  "When  they 
press  buttons  and  tell  me  they 
haven't  or  ask  where  the  'Any' 
key  is.  "They  don't  understand 
the  'Any'  key  is  any  key  on  the 
keyboard,"  he  explained. 

Instruction  manuals  on  his 
desk  arc  available  to  assist 
students  using  WordPerfect.  If 
anyone  needs  additional  help, 
Jeremy  is  there  for  them.  He 
suggested  the  best  way  to  learn 
the  system  is  to  come  in  and 

Carrie,  a journalism 
student  using  (he  lab,  said.  "The 
manual  didn't  cover  what  I 
wanted  to  know,  so  I had  to  ask 
Jeremy  He  was  very  helpful.” 

Other  duties  include 
trouble  shooting,  filling  printers 
with  paper  and  cleaning  out  the 
hard  drives.  One  of  the  most 
frequent  problems  occurs  when 
a student  brings  in  a disk  with  a 

Cleaning  out  the  hard  drive 
can  be  interesting.  Once  Jeremy 
found  five  computers  in  a row 
with  Jay  Leno  stories  saved  on 
them.  "There  arc  always  weird 
messages  on  (he  hard  drive,”  he 

He  finds  love  letters  and 
reports  so  poorly  done  he  is  glad 
to  erase  them.  He  added  that 
people  should  put  their  material 
Cont.  on  pg.6 

Page  4 

Things  that  make  you  go  Hmmm... 

Male  and  Female  Relationships 

Tim  Kelly 
^ Commentaries 

(((***To  my  lovely  fan,  I 
would  want  my  daughter  to  be 
whatever  she  wanted  to  be,  and 
to  be  happy.  Be  it  a nurse,  a 
business  woman,  or  even  if  she 
wanted  to  be  a 
guy  ***)))(((***  And  one  more 
thing,  if  anyone  else  is  thinking 
of  writing  a response  to  any  of 
my  commentaries,  the  Blazer  is 
absolutely  dying  for  reporters  to 
help  with  stories.  Think  about 

My  hypothetical  person  for 
this  article,  John,  look  his 
hypothetical  girlfriend,  Wanda, 
out  for  a lovely  Friday  night  of 
entertainment.  He  look  her  to 
dinner  and  a movie,  and 
basically  the  date  was  a living 

His  idea  of  dinner  was 
mucluliffcrent  from  hers,  and  a 
romantic  evening  was  spent  at 
his  choice  of  dining 
establishments,  McDonalds. 
Then  it  was  off  to  the  movie. 

John  had  promised  Wanda 
that  she  would  cnjdy  the  movie, 

and  would  talk  about  it  for 
weeks  to  come.  She  did,  but  not 
the  way  he  wanted. 

At  the  theater,  they  met  up 
with  a group  of  his  rowdy 
friends,  and  saw  the  movie 
Seven.  Not  exactly  her  prime 

So  what  went  wrong  with 
this  date?  John  look  out  Wanda, 
and  showed  her  his  idea  of  a 
good  lime. 

Maybe  that  was  the 
problem.  His  idea  of  a good 
time.  What  about  her  idea?  and 
why  did  it  differ? 

John’s  idea  of  a good  time 
was  exactly  what  he  did  that 
evening.  He  wanted  to  do 
macho  things,  and  to  bond  with 
his  fellow  guys. 

That's  how  guys  relate. 

Guys  like  to  do  things. 
They  like  to  compete,  build,  and 
destroy.  Not  talk  and  do  other 
sissy  things.  Women  can’t 
understand  how  come  guys 
meet  in  groups  on  Sunday 
afternoons  and  watch  football. 
Well  ladies,  here’s  the  seel'd. 
There  arc  two  parts  to  your 
man’s  personality.  Normal 

Man,  and  Primevil  Man. 
Normal  man  is  guided  by  one 
principal,  to  please  his  woman 
and  do  whatever  she  wants. 
Primevil  man  is  also  guided  by 
one  principal, 

whatever  it  wants  him  to.  And 
it  is  primevil  man  who  shows 
up  on  Sunday  afternoon. 

Primevil  man  loves  to 
watch  sports  for  the 
competition,  home 

improvement  shows  for 
construction,  and  violent 
movies  for  destruction.  Tim 
Allen  is  Primevil  Man.  He  is 
the  dominant  male  who  puls  his 
thoughts  and  feelings  before  his 
woman's.  He  is  in  charge  and 
he  makes  the  decisions. 

Primevil  Man  likes  to  hunt, 
fish  and  camp.  He  feels  the 
need  to  conquer  his 
environment.  If  not  for  Normal 
Man  guiding  him,  Primevil  Man 
would  shoot  his  friend  just  to 
say  he  hit  something,  or  he 
might  build  a house  just  to 
knock  it  down.  Primevil  man 
is  wild  and  crazy  and,  well, 

Women  seem  easier 
define.  They  want  to  be  soft  and 
ouddly  and  dominated.  Not  in 
a bad  way,  but  they  want  a man 
who  knows  what  he  wants  and 
makes  decisions  confidently. 

Women  want  Normal 
Man  to  listen  to  them,  but  they 
want  Primevil  Man  to  be  in 

Women  bond  differently 
then  men  loo.  When  they  bond, 
they  don’t  hunt  or  fish,  they 
spend  225.3  hours  a day  talking 
on  the  phone  about  the  new 
color  of  lipstick  from 

They  have  luncheons  and 
Tupperware  parties  and 
manicures.  They  socialize  by 
talking,  not  by  doing.  They  arc 
the  exact  opposite  of  men.  So 
how  do  these  two  come 

Well,  that  is  one  of  the 
mysterious  miracles  of  life  that 
we  are  not  supposed  to  question 
how  it  came  about,  just  enjoy 
the  lasting  effects  of  it. 

•Ideas  in  Commentaries  that 
appear  in  the  Blazer  do  not 
reflect  the  views  of  the  entire 

tebuttaPtt)1  ‘‘Abortion 

Mr.  Kelly,  first  of  all, 

I would  like  to  condone  you  on 
your  “Equality  Among  the 
Sexes"  article.  Though  I don't 
agree  with  everything  you 
stated,  I think  you  had  some 
very  good  points  (hat  everyone, 
male  and  female,  should  adhere 
to.  However,  I completely 
disagree  with  your  abortion 
article.  You  stated  in  your 
article,  "The  decision  to 
terminate  a pregnancy 
should. ..not  [be)  a government 
requirement..."  Actually,  the 
government  has  the 
responsibility  of  standing  up  for 
the  rights  of  those  who  can  not 
stand  up  for  their  own.  You 
explored  the  rights  of  the 
government,  the  rights  of 
pregnant  women,  and  the  rights 
of  their  husbands;  however,  you 
completely  ignored  the  rights  of 
another  important  participant: 
the  baby.  (And  yes,  it  is  a 
human  life,  not  a fetus,  egg, 
embryo,  etc.,  from  ihc  very 
moment  the  sperm  cell  merges 
with  the  egg  Cell.) 
a Mark  Koppenhocfer 
Staff  Writer 

Letter  to  the  Editor:  Rebuttal  to  "Equality  Among  the  Sexes" 

Ever  feel  like  you  just 
couldn’t  take  another  kick  in  the 
head?  Those  were  my  thoughts 
whilb  reading  Tim  Kelly’s 
vnieniary  on  “Equality 
Among  the  Sexes."  Perhaps  in 
future  years  such  a polemic  will 
be  considered  laughable,  but  for 
v it  is  truly  a tragedy  for  the 
iple  fact  that  this  type  of 
thinking  does  have  an  impact  on 
the  way  that  women,  including 
yself,  live  and  arc  treated 
every  single  day. 

The  fact  is,  I as  a woman 
lot  have  any  particular 
yearning  to  grow  a penis.  I don’t 
think  any  woman  really  docs. 
Rather,  what  many  women 
desire  is  to  be  accorded  the 
respect  that  men  enjoy. 
Donning  a pair  of  shoulder  pads 
does  not  mean  a woman  craves 
deltoids  as  big  as  a football 
player’s;  it  simply  means  she 
the  treatment  that  comes 
with  acquiring  the  western 
culture's  image  of  ‘power,’  of 
having  large,  solid  shoulders. 
Women  don't  want  to  be  the 
same — to  he  physically 
identical — as  men.  What  we  do 
is  to  be  viewed  as  valued 
human  heines.  I'm  sure,  as  Mr. 
Kelly  asks  us  to  do.  that  many 


rlcbraling  our  biological 
ITcrcnccs;  unfortunately,  its 

not  uncommon  for  the  qualities 
most  associated  cith  the  female 
gender  to  be  considered  inferior. 
I’ve  never  heard  anyone  refer  to 
John  Wayne  as  a "sissy" 
because  he  can’t  give  birth; 
however,  I have  heard  women 
put  down  as  "wimps"  for  not 
possessing  the  muscularity 
needed  to  change  a truck  tire. 
Perhaps  if  women's  biological 
trails  were  celebrated  instead  of 
being  condemned,  there  would- 
be  no  shoulder  pads.  As  for  the 
differences  beyond  those  of 
physical  appearance  or  strength, 
if  my  I Q.  is  the  same  as  yours, 
is  mine  still  different  because  I 
have  a woman's  brain?  I don’t 
think  so;  we  are  on  equal 
footing  here. 

Mr.  Kelly  asks  women  to 
understand  a guy's  point  of 
view.  Alright,  I will.  Yes,  I guess 
it  would  be  a wonderful  feeling 
to  know  that  members  of  my 
gender  will  receive  superior 
compensation  for  doing  the 
same  job  as  women.  Indeed,  it 
would  make  my  heart  swell 
with  pride  to  know  how  many 
of  my  ‘brothers’  will  batter  I 
out  of  every  3 women  according 
to  the  Illinois  Coalition  Against 
Domestic  Violence,  sexually 
abuse  one-third  of  all  girls  under 
(he  age  of  eighteen,  (Illinois 
Coalition  Against  Sexual 

Assault),  and  engage  in  the  gang 
rape  of  those  who  are  pysically 
smaller  every  single  weekend  at 
some  colleges,  while  deriding 
these  physically  smaller 
humans  for  being  ‘sluts,’  who 
got  what  they  deserved  for 
getting  drunk  at  a frat  house.  ( 
Peggy  Reeves  Sunday-, 
Proffesor  of  Anthropology  at 
the  University  of  Pennsylvania, 
and  author  of  “Fraternity  Gang 
Rape:  Sex,  Brotherhood,  and 
Priveledge  on  Campus.)  To 
know  that  during  the  Vietnam 
War,  more  women  were  killed 
right  here  in  the  United  States 
as  a result  of  beaten  to  death  by 
their  husbands  and  boyfriends 
than  there  were  young  men 
killed  in  combat  would  tend  to 
create  a warm  feeling  deep 
dowm  inside  now,  wouldn’t  it? 
(Counselors  at  Guardian  Angel 
Home,  aa  battered  womens 
shelter  in  Joliet) 

Please.  If  Mr.  Kelly  enjoys 
his  status  as  a member  of  the 
favored  gender,  that’s  his  right. 
However,  he  shouldn’t  insult 
women  by  asking  them  to 
understand  how  nice  it  is  to  be 
able  to  opress  with  impunity.  I 
don’t  think  the  rape  victim  who 
is  informed  there  is  a 2 - 5% 
conviction  rate  for  men  who 
engage  in  the  crime  that  has  left 
her  shattered,  can  appreciate 

such  a question.  (Rape,  the 
Misunderstood  Crime)  Ditto 
for  the  wife  whose  pulpy 
cheekbones  are  chalked  up  as 
part  of  “domestic  squabbling." 
By  asking  women  to 

understand,  you  might  as  well 
as  the  African-American 
community  to  understand  the 
KKK,  and  how  while 

supremacists  find  it  wonderful 
to  be  “on  lop”  the  gene  pool. 

If  it  sounds  a bit  sarcastic 
Mr.  Kelly,  perhaps  its  because 
the  question  posed  in  your 
commentary  were  patronizing 
to  the  point  of  nausea.  The 
crimes  of  violence  women  face 
evry  day  literally  parallel  the 
experiences  of  persons  living  in 
a war  zone.  Gang  rape  is  gang 
rape  no  matter  who  the  attackers 
arc;  whether  they’re  Gestapo 
soldiers  or  a bunch  of  frat  boys 
having  “group  sex."  Being 
kicked  to  death  is  being  kicked 
to  death  whether  the  attack 
comes  from  the  boots  of  violent 
racists,  or  from  the  man  who 
once  pledged  his  eternal  love. 

Docs  according  women 
equal  rights  really  constitute 
“losing"  Mr.  Kelly?  Is  idly 
standing  by  while  human  beings 
arc  denied  their  dignity  truly 
“winning  a race?" 

As  for  the  inquiry,  "Who 
is  happy  when  we  tie,"  perhaps 

I can  shed  some  light  on  the 
subject.  Those  who  will  be 
happy  are  the  one- forth  of  all 
women  who  will  otherwise 
have  their  souls  crushed  by 
rape;  that's  who.  In  cultures 
where  women  arc  considered 
“equal,”  and  deserving  the  same 
status  as  men  enjoy,  (valuable 
human  being  as  opposed  to  a 
“hole”),  rape  is  practically 
unheard  of.  Or  how  about  the  I 
out  of  every  5 young  females  in 
college  who  won’t  have  to 
transfer  schools,  or  find  their 
grades  dropping,  or  drop  out 
completely  because  of  a crime 
of  sexual  violence  destroyed 
their  ability  to  function  and 
think.  (ICASA)  As  long 
we're  talking  about  equality, 
how  about  this:  Does  and 
crection=my  entire  career?  I 
don’t  think  so;  unfortunately, 
many  of  the  guys  you’re  asking 
me  to  understand  do. 

Who  else  will  be  happy 
when  we  tic?  How  about 
themselves?  Oh,  not  all  of  them, 
not  the  little  boys  in  grown  up 
bodies  who  struggle  to  keep 
women  in  their  place  to  feel 
superior;  but  the  real  men  who 
arc  secure  enough  not  to  be 
threatened  by  the  notic 
interacting  with  women  a 
fledged  human  beings.  Believe 
Cont.  on  pg.  6 

Letter  to  the  Editor: 

What's  Happening  to  Student  Loans? 


Did  you  ever  see  anyone  family.  If  ihe  doctor  is  going  lo 
laying  in  the  hospital  bed  just  use  euthanasia  as  a medical 
iting  to  die  so  the  pain  would  treatment  then  he/she  must 
stop?  If  not,  let  me  tell  you  it  is  consult  other  physicians  to  sec 
very  pretty  sight,  what  their  opinion  is.  If  the 
Euthanasia  is  an  important  topic  other  doctors  agree  with  the 
that  has  not  really  received  physician,  then  that  doctor  must 
public  attention,  consult  the  family  members  and 
Euthanasia  is  the  act  or  method  explain  the  situation  to  them, 
of  causing  death  painlessly,  or  Doctors  cannot  just  go 

d suffering.  This  is  ahead  and  end  a patients  life,  but 
advocated  by  some  as  a way  to  if  they  could,  they  will  have  lo 
deal  with  persons  dying  of  learn  how  to  deal  with  the 
urable,  painful  diseases,  religious  and  moral  issues.  The 
(According  to  the  Webster's  Christian  belief  is  that  people 
dictionary)  should  die  naturally  and  not  by 

Everyone  wants  to  sue  the  any  other  means.  People  say 
doctor/s  for  malpractice  if  a that  nobody  has  the  right  to  play 
patient  dies  or  winds  up  in  God,  and  therefore  we  should 

worse  shape  than  when  he  or  not  evi 
she  walked  into  the  office.  If  knows, 
the  legislature  would  legalize 
Euthanasia  in  the  U.S.,  then 
doctors  would  not  have  to  worry 
much  about  being  sued  for 

attempt  to.  Who 
if  someone 
euthanized  and  the  family  is  not 
notified,  the  doctor  may  insult 
that  family  and  their  beliefs. 

If  1 was  put  in  tl 

alpracticc  or  having  any  other  situation,  I would  want  what 
legal  act  pushed  upon  them,  best  for  my  family.  I would  also 
Many  people  fear  a bad  or  like  lo  die  in  a painless  way.  I 
painful  death.  If  the  use  of  think  I've  had  enough  pain  just 
active  euthanasia  was  legalized,  in  the  prime  years  of  my  life 
then  people  who  have  this  fear  last  me  a lifetime, 
could  die  peacefully  and  I understand  the  religions 

painlessly.  and  thc  clhical  issues,  but  you 

Active  euthanasia  is  where  also  have  to  look  at  what  will 
lethal  drug  is  allowed  to  enter  happen  to  the  family's  financial 
thc  body  as  a way  of  medical  situation.  Everything  today 
treatment.  Passive  euthanasia  is 

where  someone  is  hooked  up  to 
life  support  system  and  the 
machine  turned  off.  This  could 
painful  death  due  to  thc 
fact  that  the  body  has  lost  all 

money.  If  you  are  ill  and 
in  thc  hospital  for  two  or  three 
days,  thc  bjll  may  run  about 

Euthanasia  is  a point  that 
needs  to  be  looked 

control,  and  has  allowed  the  closely,  and  hopefully  v 

machine  to  take  over. 

Religion  plays  an 
important  part  in  today’s 
society,  so  this  must  be  taken 
into  consideration.  The  use  of 
euthanasia  should  be  up  to  thc 
person  (if  conscious  of  what  is 
happening)  or  thc  immediate 

come  to  an  agreement 
whether  it  should  be  legalized 
in  thc  United  Stales.  Think 
about  it,  the  choice  of  being  able 
to  die  should  be  your  ow 
only  one  who  has  another  say 
would  be  God.  His  choice  is 
your  choice! 

, David  Higgins 
1 Staff  Writer 

David  Weese 

rampant  in  these  guarantee 
agencies,  with  agency 
Confused  about  thc  executives  being  paid 
changes  congress  wants  lo  exorbitant  salaries  and  wasting 
make  to  the  school  loan  thousands  of  dollars  on 
program?  Does  all  the  political  luxuries.  And  guess  who  was 
rhetoric,  finger-pointing  and  footing  the  bill  ? 
accusations  over  this  issue  have  But  '^c  rca'  problem  was 

you  completely  bewildered?  ibai  there  was  no  incentive  for 
Well  you  should  be.  these  guarantee  agencies  to 

The  Democrats  are  saying  collect  the  money  due  from 
the  Republicans  want  to  cut  defaulted  loans.  Seeing  as  how 
school  loans  altogether,  and  the  government  guaranteed  98- 
only  want  to  line  the  pockets  of  100%  of  thc  amount  of 
rich  bankers.  The  Republicans  defaulted  loans,  why  go  to  thc 
arc  saying  that  the  Federal  trouble  of  trying  to  squeeze  thc 
government  should  not  be  in  the  money  from  loan  deadbeats 
loan  business.  They  are  saying  when  the  government  would 
that  the  Democrats  have  fudged  Pay  off? 
the  figures  on  thc  savings  to  be  Student  Loans  became  by 
realized  from  the  Direct  Student  far  the  most  profitable  type  of 
Loan  Program.  The  Democrats  loan  a bank  could  make,  far 
are  saying  that  the  Republican  outstripping  car  and  home 
figures  are  "cooked."  mortgage  loans  People  who 

Understand?  I didn’t  think  took  out  these  loans  often 
so.  Hopefully  I can  clear  up  defaulted,  knowing  full  well 
some  of  the  confusion.  'hat  little  would  happen  to  them. 

The  way  thc  old  system  Were  not  talking  about  people 
worked  was  a joke,  and  a who  defaulted  because  they 
massive  waste  of  taxpayer  simply  couldn't  make  thc 
money.  Loans  would  be  floated  payments  here.  People  who 
on  thc  market,  and  would  be  went  on  to  be  doctors,  lawyers 
bought  up  by  private  lending  and  multi-millionaires  were 
institutions.  In  order  to  make  defaulting  on  these  loans  in 
these  loans  “profitable,"  the  droves.  They  knew  nobody 
government  decided  to  build  in  would  try  to  collect, 
a profit  margin  of  3.1  percent  So  in  1991,  Congress 

above  thc  prime  lending  rate,  as  instituted  thc  Direct  Loan 
thc  interest  on  these  loans  was  Program  in  100  schools 
“low."  The  government  also  nationwide,  and  then  1400 
guaranteed  these  loans  in  the  additional  schools  in  1993, 
event  that  they  went  into  including  JJC. 
default.  Private  “guarantee  The  way  the  new  program 
agencies"  administrated  these  works  is  that  no  longer  docs 
loans  and  were  responsible  for  loan  money  come  from  private 
collecting  on  outstanding  loans,  institutions,  loans  now  come 
The  problem  with  these  directly  from  the  Federal 
guarantee  agencies  was  that  Government.  Thc  Education 
there  was  little  government  Dept,  administers  the  loans,  and 
oversight  on  them.  They  were  the  I.R.S.  is  in  charge  of 
charging  lending  institutions  collecting  on  outstanding  loans, 
borrower's  fees  of  nearly  $80  In  this  way.  thc  middle-man  was 
per  $1000  lent.  They  also  got  cut  out.  and  paperwork  and 
27%  of  all  moneys  collected  delays  were  dramatically 
from  defaulted  loans,  according  reduced.  Sounds  good,  right! 
to  Inspector  General  Steven  But  the  devil  is  always  in  thc 



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Also  due  to  lack  of  Haven't  we  simply  shifted 
oversight,  many  of  these  the  loan  bureaucracy  from  the 
guarantee  agencies  were  privale  sector  to  thc  public 
involved  in  conflicts  of  interest,  sector?  Is  giving  thc 
McNamara  staled  “Nine  oul  of  government  more  money  lo  lind 
twelve  of  Ihe  agencies  (we  creative  ways  lo  fritter  away  a 
looked  at|  were  affiliated  with  good  idea?  We  all  know  how 
organizations  they 

Wc  all  know  how  fair  and  even- 
handed  they  arc,  right? 

Obviously  I’m  not  a fan  of 
big  government. 

This  is  actually  both  a 
Republican  and  Democratic 
plan,  proposed  by  George 
Bush's  Dept  of  Education  as  a 
pilot  program  and  accepted  by 
a Democratic  congress. 
Originally,  the  non-partisan 
Congressional  Budget  Office 
(CBO)  estimated  that  6.8  billion 
dollars  would  be  saved  with  the 
Direct  School  Loan  Program. 
CBO  now  states  that  in  fact,  thc 
plan  is  flawed.  But  Democrats 
have  now  decided  that  they  like 
the  plan,  Nothing  a Democrat 
loves  more  than  a new 
government  program.  Oops,  did 
I say  that? 

Congressman  Harris 
Fawcll,  Rep.  13th  Dist.  states, 
"Thc  majority  in  Congress 
believes  that  private  lending 
institutions,  as  opposed  to 
government.  can  more 
efficiently  loan  and  collect 
money.  Thc  CBO  agrees, 
verifying  that  $ 1 .5  billion  in  tax 
dollars  can  be  saved  by  using 
privale  lending  institutions  to 
make  the  loans,  rather  than  the 
Department  of  Education.  In 
addition,  contrary  to  allegations 
that  our  proposal  helped  "rich 
bankers,"  wc  actually  cut 
federal  payments  for 
administrative  overhead  of  , 
private  lending  institutions  fjy,,, 
almost  $5  billion.  With  these 
savings,  wc  arc  able  to  maintain 
the  in-school  interest  subsidy 
students  receive." 

Senator  Paul  Simon 
disagrees,  accusing  the 
Republicans  of  using 
“concocted  formulas"  to  make 
CBO  figures  appear  to  be  in 
their  favor.  "Direct  loan 
opponents  are  trying  to  cook  thc 
books  whf  n it  comes  to  student 
loans"  Simon  was  quoted  as 
saying.  “Write  a recipe  for 
mush,  and  mush  is  what  you 

docs  oi 

required  by  law  to  monitor,  and 
our  conclusion  was  that  these 
potential  conflicts  of  interest 
placed  SI  I billion  dollars  in 
student  loan  funds  at  risk." 

Fraud  and  abuse  became 

streamlined  and 
our  government  can  be.  Docs 
our  government  really  need 
another  level  of  bureaucracy? 

And  think  about  it.  Do  we 
want  to  give  thc  IRS  more 
power  than  they  already  have? 

So  who’s  right?  And  how 
c decide? These  arc  both 
men  I feel  arc  men  of  integrity. 
A sage...  I am  not.  You  will  have 
lo  decide  for  yourself. 

Obviously,  the  middle- 
man has  to  be  cut  oul.  But  who's 
the  middle-man.  the  quote  "rich 
bankers"  or  the  government 
technocrats?  All  I know  is  that 
these  politicians  arc  playing 
games  with  a whole  lot  of 
people's  futures.  I can  only  hope 
they  love  their  kids  more  than 
they  love  the  almighty  dollar. 

Danialle  Skrodal 
Staff  Writer 

JJC  Exchange  Program 

$7,100.  Students  bear  iheir  i 

San  Jose  is  available  for 
the  summer  semester  only. 
Students  take  part  in  Latin 
American  culture  activities  and 
field  trips.  This  trip  costs  about 

To  participate  in  the 
have  a 

Imagine  spending  a 
semester  studying  in  England, 

Austria  or  Costa  Rica.  Do  any 
of  these  sound  appealing? 

These  programs  and  many  more 
arc  open  to  all  faculty  and 
students  at  JJC. 

The  study  abroad  programs,  students  must 
programs  are  available  through  grade-point  average  of  "B"  or 
a group  called  the  Illinois  ™d  recommendations 

Consortium  for  International  r'°™  P'°r™-  Hr" 

Studies  and  Programs  (1CISP),  °P“  10  a"  faCuU)' 

which  Joliet  Junior  College  has 
been  a member  of  for  eight 
years.  ICISP  is  comprised  of  36 

community  colleges  from 
Illinois  and  Wisconsin. 

The  three  programs  that 
JJC  participates  in  directly  are 
Canterbury,  England;  Salzburg, 
Austria;  and  San  Jose,  Costa 
Rica.  In  Canterbury,  students 
take  courses  at  Christ  Church 
college.  Students  can  take  part 
in  many  activities  and  field  trips 
throughout  England.  This 
program,  offered  for  fall  and 
spring  semesters,  costs 
approximately  $3,500. 

Faculty  members  also  take 
part  in  the  Canterbury  program. 
They  give  presentations  in 
classes  at  Christ  Church 

In  Salzburg,  students  take 
courses  at  the  University  of 
Salzberg.  Students  take  part  in 
field  trips  to  Germany  and 
Vienna.  This  program  is  offered 
both  semesters  also.  The 
approximate  cost  of  this  trip  is 

experience,''  Munch  said  of  the 
time  with  Cooper  who  was  her 
house  guest  as  well  as  a visiting 
professor  of  English  during  the 
two  weeks  she  was  on  campus. 

Munch  hopes  to  "learn 
more  about  England’s  college 
system."  She  also  said,  "I  am 
curious  to  meet  the  English 
students  to  see  how  different 
they  are  from  Americans." 

While  she  is  there,  she  will 
lecture  to  a drama  class  at 
Canterbury  Christ  Church 
Dr.  Berra  Aries,  professor  College  on  Caryl  Churchill;  a 
modem  British  playwright.  “I 
hope  to  get  more  backround  and 
do  more  research  on  Churchill,” 
explained  Munch. 

Arias  secs  these  programs 
as  a great  opportunity  for 
everyone.  "The  world  is  very 
interdependent,  so  all  the 
international  and  intercultural 
experiences  a person  can  share 
in  can  only  enhance  them 

of  Spanish  and  French,  runs  the 
program  at  JJC.  She  has  done 
this  for  the  last  eight  years.  “JJC 
sends  on  average  of  one  student 
a year  and  one  faculty  member 
a year,”  said  Arias.  The  most 
popular  program  is  Canterbury, 
she  noted. 

The  program  for  faculty  is 
a little  different.  "For  the  last 
years  JJC  has  sent 

faculty  member  and  received  personally  and  professionally," 
one  faculty  member  from  the 

’Sexes,"  Cont.  from  pg.4  while  her  male  co-workers  do 
I or  not,  real  men  actually  feel  jUS[  fine, 
bad  when  (hey  know  other  Yes,  there  are  realities  of 

humans  with  souls  and  fife  when  a gender  is  considered 
emotions,  arc  being  treated  like  a “4  " By  the  way,  was  it  just  a 
shit.  I’m  also  sure  that  those  coincidence  that  you  assigned 
who  love  and  marry  the  women  a 4 and  men  a 57  "4” 
casualties  of  patriarchy  will  be  generally  considered  to  be  of 
happy  when  women  are  lesser  value  in  mathematical 
afforded  equal  status.  After  all,  equations.  Or  was  that  the  intent 
t be  very  plcascnt  when  behind  the  terminology  ? 
your  wife,  fiance,  or  girlfriend  On  another  tangent, 

iddcnly  can’t  have  sex  the  notion  that  men  arc  helpless 
anymore  because  her  memories  an(j  afraid  in  the  face  of 
have  come  back  to  haunt  her.  equality,  competent  women 

other  country,"  Arias  explained. 
Recent  exchanges  have  been 
with  England,  Holland,  Ireland 
and  Scotland,  she  noted.  “Some 
faculty  members  established 
friendships  with  their  hosts  and 
have  gone  back  to  visit,"  she 

This  May,  JJC  is  sending 
English  faculty  member 
Roxanne  Munch  to  Canterbury. 
Last  September,  Professor 
Mandy  Cooper  came  to  JJC 
from  England.  “It  was  a really 
good  match  and  a great 

"Lab."  Coni,  front  pg.3 

their  own  disks  if  they  want 
saved.  He  cleans  out  the  hard 
drive  at  least  once  a week. 

"Some  days  boredom 
overcomes  me  and  Fridays  arc 
like  a graveyard,"  he  said.  But 
added,  “This  is  a very  good 
job,  and  I like  helping  people." 

Helping  people  in  the  lab 
is  just  the  beginning  for  Jeremy. 
Currently  a certified  nursing 
assistant,  he  is  enrolled  in  thi 
pre-nursing  program  at  J.J.C. 
He  hopes  to  become  a nurse  am 
work  in  the  Joliet  area. 



- 4 

(312),  (708)  or  (815)  838-0500,  ext.  5250 

I’m  sure  loving,  caring  men 
don’t  enjoy  seeing  their  partner 
sobbing  in  the  corner  while 
curled  up  in  a fetal  position 
because  she  had  a flashback  of 
her  “superior"  brother’s  penis  as 
it  exited  her  ten  year-old  vagina. 

It  sure  puts  a damper  on  sex, 
doesn’t  it?  Perhaps  I’m  wrong, 
but  I do  tend  to  think  that  men 
will  be  happy  when  they  don’t 
have  to  worry  about  the 

unspeakable  occurring  when  question  of  all,  “How 
their  daughter  goes  on  a date  femal  gender  can  not  take 
with  a boy,  who  may  or  may  not  lesson  from  the  number  4?" 
think  she’s  unequal  to  his 
masculine  biology;  or  when  a 
son  doesn’t  have  to  watch  his 
mother  struggle  financially 

insult  to  men  thcmsel 
Having  someone  assert  that  I 
would  be  "losing  a race"  by  nc 
longer  dominating  other.1 
implies  that  I am  somewhat 
inferior,  and  in  capable  of 
standing  on  my  own  merits, 
would  think  that  such  a theory 
would  tick  me  off  were  I 
possession  of  a penis. 

Finally,  I’ll  answer  Mr. 
Kelly’s  most  patronizing 

Perhaps  it’s  because  I1 
not  some  digit  on  a piece  of 
newspaper.  Perhaps  it’s  because 
I’m  a human  being. 

WM  K.K.  Ormond 

Art  Guild  work 
on  display  at 
JJC  gallery 

JJC  Plans  for  Technology 
Center's  Opening 

January  8 marks  not  provide  state-of-the-art  trainig 
only  the  start  of  Spring  1996  for  students  in  technical  fields, 
classes  at  Joliet  Junior  College  computer  information  and 
but  also  the  beginning  of  a new  business.  The  facility  also  will 
era  at  the  college.  The  first  be  home  to  many  of  the 
classes  will  be  held  in  the  new  college’s  work  force  services  to 
Arthur  G . and  Vera  C.  Smith  assist  small-  and  medium-sized 
Business  and  Technology  businesses  in  adapting 
Center  on  the  college's  Main  classroom  technologies  directly 
Campus  on  Houbolt  Road  when  into  the  workplace, 
classes  start  in  the  new  year.  • The  Business 

Classes  held  in  the  Education  Department  along 
Business  and  Technology  with  the  Computer  Information 

Center  will  be  designated  as  T- 

Works  from  members 
of  the  Caller,  510  An,  Guild,  Bl"ldinS  <follo”ed  * 
Decatur  will  be 
display  in  the  Joliet  J 
College  Laura  A.  Sprague 

number)  on  student  schedules. 
The  90,000-squarc- 
Art  foot  facility  will  house 

Systems,  Electronics 

Engineering  Technology, 
Automated  Systems 

Technology  and  Computer- 

r ,h  „ , Z microcomputer  labs  and  several  Aided  Drafting  program,  will 

Gallery  Ihrough  Dee,  21  and  , retole  lhe  new  faeilily. 

Jan.  2-26.  Die  gallery  is  loealed  cd“cati°"al  P10®™"5  ,hal 
illegc’s  Main  Campus, 

1215  Houbolt  Road,  Joliet. 

A wide  variety  of 
works,  including  watcrco! 
pastel,  color  photograph,  black 
while  photograph 
stoneware  pottery  and  oil,  wi 
be  on  display. 

Gallery  hours  arc 
a.m.  to  2 p.m.  Monday  through 
Friday  and  6 - 8 p.m.  Tuesday 
Ihrough  Thursday-  There 
fee  to  view  the  works. 


where  their  headquarters 
facility  is  located.  The  Chief 
said  (hat  (he  best  thing  about  his 
job  is  (hat  “I  gel  to  interact  with 
everyone-  the  board,  the 
president  because  he  is  my  boss, 
the  administration  and  my  wife 
is  a faculty  member.  You  have 
to  build  trust  when  your 
building  a relationship.  " What 
that  means  is  that  if  we  trust  the 
campus  police  to  serve  and 
protect  us,  they  can  do  their  job 
that  much  better. 

The  only  downfall  the 

Chief  has  experienced  with  this 
job  is  the  technological 
revolution.  It  is  a problem  to 
"try  to  keep  up  with  technology 
we  cannot  afford  or  have  access 
to,  " he  said.  That  docs  not. 
however,  impede  their  ability  to 
do  their  job. 

"Protection  of  (he 

priority,  " Chief  said,  "We 
would  much  rather  see  a car 
buglari/.cd  than  a student 
physically  harmed." 

Campus  Police  Keep  Crime  at  an  All-time  Low 

Robyn  Hinker 
Staff  Writer 

Everday  we  all  drive 
down  that  lonesome  highway  to 
get  to  school.  We  turn  onto  the 
campus  road,  still  doing  fifty 
miles  per  hour,  and  see  a 
campus  police  car  sitting  there. 
We  may  assume  that  (he  campus 
police  cannot  really  give  us  a 
ticket,  right?  WRONG! 

Most  of  the  students 
here  at  JJC  probably  do  not 
know  how  the  campus  police 
functions.  They  have  the  same 
legal  powers  and 
responsibilities  as  your 
hometown  police  department. 

According  to  their 
annually  published  booklet 
Campus  Information:  Traffic 
and  Parking  Regulations  and 
Crime  Statistics,  which  is 
written  by  Chief  Jerry 
Zeborowski,  the  mission  of  the 
Joliet  Junior  College  Campus 
Police  Department  is  to 
provide  a safe  learning, 
leaching,  and  working 
environment  within  the 
philosophy  and  ideals  of 

campus-orientated  policing. 

“The  campus  police 
department  is  responsible  for 
law  enforcement,  security,  and 
emergency  response  at  JJC. 
Sixteen  officers  arc  duly  sworn 
and  commissioned  as  peace 
officers  and,  as  such,  have  the 

including  the  power  of  arrest," 
Chief  Zeborowski  said.  "We 
function  as  a police  agency  as 
in  your  hometown,  but  our 
residency  goes  horpe  at  night." 

The  current  crime 
situation  at  JJC  is  relatively 
low.  "Physical  violence  against 
another  human  being  is  minimal 
if  at  all.  There  have  been  no 
violent  crimes,  such  as  murder, 
sexual  assault,  or  muggings," 
Chief  Zeborowski  said.  "Every 

environment.  We  don't  have  the 
same  problems  as  the  campus 
downtown  because  we  arc  on 
the  outskirts  of  the  city.  There 
arc  no  homeless  around  here 
simply  because  it  is  harder  to 
gel  here,  " the  Chief  added. 

The  worst  thing  the 

campus  police  have  ever  had  to 
deal  with  in  the  twelve  years 
since  the  Chief  has  been  here 
was  an  arson  case  last  year. 
Some  of  you  may  have  heard 
about  it.  A man  was  convicted 
for  setting  several  small  fires  on 
campus.  The  A building 
suffered  the  most  damage. 

"The  potential  for 
disaster  was  great.  He  was 
arrested  and  convicted  on 
aggravated  arson  charges, 
because  people  were  in  the 
building  when  he  started  the 
fire,  and  burglary,"  Chief  said, 
“My  staff  and  the  Arson  Task 
Force  did  an  excellent  job.  They 
not  only  arrested  him  but  got 
him  convicted." 

Apparently  this 
individual  had  a vendetta 
against  (he  school  and  the 
Campus  Police.  “Some  people 
react  violently  when  you  tell 
them  you  arc  taking  away  their 
freedom,"  Chief  explained. 

The  reason  the  crime 
rate  is  so  low  here  is  because 
we  sec  the  police  all  over,  be  it 
on  the  bridge,  in  the  parking  lot. 
or  near  the  G building  which  is 

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Community  Relations 
David  Weese 
Lisa  Highes 

Contributing  Writers: 

John  Softcheck,  Robyn  Hinker,  Mark 
Koppenhoefer,  Tim  Kelly,  David 
Higgins,  Lisa  Hughes,  Erie  Eslinger, 
Betha  Krammer,  Danielle  Skrodal, 
K.K.  Ormond,  Margie  Shannon, 
Jennifer  Toth. 

Technical  Advisor: 

Scott  Olsen 

Faculty  Sponsor 

Page  8 

"Aid  Cuts,"  Cont.  from  pg.l 

between  6,000  and  7,000 
students  who  can  qualify  for 
maximum  S3, 900  awards  under 
the  monetary  award  program. 
The  Illinois  Students  Assistance 
Commission  estimates  that 
adding  these  students  into  MAP 
will  cost  nearly  $10  million; 
therefore,  current  awards  to 
students  will  be  scaled  back  to 
come  up  with  the  required 
funding.  This  could  mean  less 
support  for  students. 

Community  colleges  are 
nes  most  concerned  with 
the  passing  of  SB  908,  says 
Friarson.  They  are  concerned 
that  the  $ 1 0 million  initiative  for 
spending  jeopardizes 
funding  for  a proposed  $9 
million  supplemental  MAP 
program,  which  will  benefit  the 
poorest  of  poor  students.  It 
seems  less  likely  that  the  state 
ill  be  willing  to  fund  both 

The  Illinois  Community 
College  Trustees  Association, 
the  Illinois  Community  College 
Board,  The  Illinois  Community 
College  Presidents  Council  and 
other  higher  education 
institutions  are  opposed  to  SB 
908,  commented  the  JJC 
Financial  Aid  director. 

Federal  Aid  programs  are 
facing  cuts  in  direct  lending 
programs.  About  30  percent  of 
the  schools  in  the  United  States 
are  on  direct  lending,  including 
Joliet  Junior  College. 

In  the  House  of 
Representatives,  repeal  of  direct 
lending  would  limit  the  number 
of  students  receive  full  grants 
and  loans.  Direct  lending 
programs  involve  Pell  Grants, 

which  Friarson  says  many  JJC 
students  receive,  and  other 
positive  initiative  loans  and 
grants.  This  "capping”  of  direct 
lending  will  affect  about  10 
percent  of  U.S.  schools  and 
most  of  the  current  receivers  of 
grants  and  loans  will  be 
affected,  she  explained. 

Friarson  said,  “It's  one 
thing  to  balance  the  budget,  but 
they  can’t  expect  to  balance  the 
budget  on  the  backs  of  the 
students.  Education  should  be 
at  the  core  of  the  issue.'’ 

Threat  of  the  government 
shutdown  "docs  not  affect  Joliet 
Junior  College’s  ability,”  said 
Friarson.  She  did  say  that  “Pell 
Grants  would  be  affected 
because  they  are  an  annual 

Stephanie  Ashbaugh,  a 
freshman  at  JJC  who  is  applying 
for  financial  aid,  said,  "It  sucks! 
If  I don’t  receive  my  loan,  I 
don’t  go  to  school.  It’s  as 
simple  as  that."  She  added, 
“Either  I work  to  pay  for 
college,  or  I get  a loan.  It’s 
either  that  or  don't  go  to 
school.”  Stephanie  is  seeking 
aid  to  help  pay  for  school 
because  she  also  has  to  support 
Tyson,  her  2-year-old  son,  while 
working  at  WalMart. 

"We  have  to  educate  our 
masses,"  said  Friarson.  “It’s 
amazing  that  a college  degree 
is  so  important  these  days,  yet 
the  government  doesn’t  want  to 
help  us  get  those  degrt 
added  Ashbaugh. 

Friarson  encourages 
students  to  lake  action,  “Send 
letters  to  Senator  Pctka;  call  him 
and  tell  him  we  arc  opposed 
Senate  Bill  908." 

Congressman  Quits  in  Disgust 

David  Weese 

Welcome  to  the  Health  Center 

Jennifer  Toth 
^ Staff  Writer 

It’s  that  lime  of  year 
again...  colds,  flu,  sore  throats. 
There’s  no  way  to  prevent 
students  from  getting  sick.  Yet, 
what  if  you  gel  sick  at  school? 
You  have  no  money,  two  classes 
still  to  endure  and  your  head 
hurts  so  bad  you  can't 
concentrate.  No  matter  what 
your  illness  is,  there's  a certain 
person  at  the  Junior  College 
who  can  help.  Her  name  is 
Alice  Hunter,  the  supervisor  of 
the  College  Health  Center. 

The  Health  Center,  which 
many  don't  take  advantage  of 
or  even  know  about,  is  a free 
service  provided  hy  the  college. 
The  facility  is  offered  to 
students,  faculty,  and  staff. 

The  Health  Center  is  more 
than  just  a pit-stop  for  Band- 

Aids,  aspirin,  or  an  ice  pack.  A 
few  of  the  many  available 
services  arc  as  follows; 

* Care  for  medical  emergencies 

* Treatment  for  minor  illness 

* Physical  disability  counseling 

* Blood  pressure  checks 

* Pregnancy  information 

including  prevention 

* Insurance  claim  assistance 

In  1994  a proposal  was 
submitted  to  Dr.  Joelyn  Ainlcy, 
Vice-President  of  Student 
Affairs,  for  a Mcdi-kwik 
machine.  The  vending 
machine,  which  is  located 
between  Buildings  C and  D, 
was  chosen  for  security, 
convenience,  and  liability 
reasons.  The  medications 
provided  in  the  machines  have 
complete  written  instructions  on 
each  dose. 

Cont.  on  pg  9 

Were  you  aware  that  we 
had  a member  of  the  faculty 
whose  husband  was  elected  to 
legislature?  Were  you 
also  aware  that  he  quit  the 
legislature  in  disgust  just 
months  later? 

The  husband  of  Dr.  Emily 
Zabrocki  of  JJC’s  Nursing  Dept. 

just  that  man.  Former  State 
Rep.  Edward  Zabrocki  has  been 
Mayor  of  Tinley  Park  for  14 
years  and  has  been  a guidance 
counselor  at  Brother  Rice  High 
School  for  31  years.  He  was 
elected  to  the  legislature  in 

Three  months  after  he  took 
his  seat  in  Springfield,  Zabrocki 
realized  that  the  negative 
campaign  tactics,  partisan 
bickering,  and  generally  hostile 
atmosphere  was  simply  too 
much  for  him. 

"The  aisle  (in  the  house 
separating  the  two  parties)  was 
abyss,"  Mayor  Zabrocki  was 
quoted  as  saying.  “There  is 
partisan  bickering  in  Tinley 
Park,  but  we  don’t  bury  the  axe 
in  each  others  backs!” 

In  an  interview  with  the 
Blazer,  Mr.  Zabrocki  stated,  “I 
don’t  think  there  was  a specific 
event  that  caused  me  to  leave 
the  House,  it  was  more  a 
culmination  of  things.  If  there 
was  one  thing  that  I could  point 
to  though,  it  would  be  sitting 
there  on  the  floor  listening  to  a 
bill  that  you  knew  everyone 
agreed  to,  yet  there  would  be 
acrimony  on  the  bill  for  an  hour, 
hour  and  a half,  just  haranguing 
and  a lot  of  sophomoric 
questions  being  thrown  around, 
then  the  bill  would  pass  1 17  to 
nothing.  Thai’s  asinine!  It’s  a 
total  waste  of  lime.  First  of  all, 
you  have  1 17  legislators  there 
plus  maybe  60  or  70  staff  people 
there.  How  many  hours  of  time 
was  wasted?  And  guess  who 
pays  for  that? 

"When  I came  to 
Springfield,  I filled  out  a 
biographical  information  form. 
Innocently,  I put  down  the  fact 
that  I was  a model  train  buff. 
Just  weeks  later  I was 
approached  by  an  individual  (I 
can’t  say  for  sure  he  was  a 
lobbyist  because  I didn’t  take 
him  up  on  his  olfcr)  who  offered 
me  dinner  out  and  a trip  to  the 
train  store  to  "look- at  a few 

(A  note  to  (he  reader. 
Model  training  can  be  a very 
expensive  hobby.  Paying  S400 

- $500  for  a single  train  car  is 
not  at  all  uncommon.  An 
antique  engine  can  bring  several 
thousand  dollars.  In  fairness  to 
Mr.  Zabrocki  however,  it  can 
also  be  done  fairly 

“I  think  thal'if  there  is  one 
thing  that  would  change  the  way 
politics  is  run  today,  it  would  be 
to  change  the  way  campaigns 
arc  financed.”  Mr.  Zabrocki 
continued.  "Between  my 
opponent  and  myself,  we  spent 
over  $400,000  to  get  elected  to 
a seal  that  pays  $44,000  a year. 
That’s  not  all  hard  cash  of 
course,  you  have  to  factor  in 
donated  time  and  things  like 
that,  but  lets  face  it,  there  is  no 
way  I can  raise  that  kind  of 
money.  That  has  to  come  from 
the  parent  party,  whether  it's 
Republican  or  Democrat." 

"At  no  lime  during  my 
tenure  down  in  Springfield  was 
it  ever  suggested  that  “we 
helped  you,  therefore  you 
should  help  us."  However  the 
very  fact  that  you  knew  that  a) 
you  got  money  from  (party 
leaders),  substantially,  and  b)  if 
you  ran  again  you  would  have 
to  get  money  from  them  again, 
that  certainly  gives  one  impetus 
to  at  least  “monitor",  if  not 
“follow"  the  party  line.  In  that 
way,  individual  Representatives 
votes  were  more  or  less 
controlled  by  party  leaders." 

“Don’t  get  me  wrong. 
No’one  has  ever  come  to  me 
and  said  or  implied  that  you  owe 
us,  even  after  I left  office,  and 
as  a matter  of  fact  many  have 
been  most  gracious  to  me.  Of 
particular  note  was  Majority 
Leader  Lee  Daniels,  who  went 
out  of  his  way  (after  I had 
resigned)  to  track  down  my  wife 
at  a particular  function  I was 
unable  to  attend,  and  inquire 
after  me  and  wish  me  well.” 

“You  must  understand  that 
with  elections  every  two  years, 
your  in  constant  campaign 
mode.  No  sooner  was  I in  office, 
but  negative  mailings  were 
being  put  out  on  me  by  the 
opposition.  One  mailing 
accused  me  of  double-dipping 
because  I was  still  the  Mayor  of 
Tinley  Park.  The  Mayors 
position  is  a part-time  position, 
the  village  has  a full-time 
administrator.  Nobody  had  a 
problem  with  me  being  Mayor 
and  working  full-time  at 
Brother  Rice.  But  it  becomes  a 
problem  when  I become  a slate 
legislator.  In  fact  the  practice  is 
quite  common.  Several  ranking 
Representatives  cither  own  or 

are  in  charge  of  large  firms 

"Some  of  the  stuff  they 
said  were  outright  lies  and 
distortions."  Mr  Zabrocki 
slated.  “Often  when  people 
volunteered  for  a village  project 
of  one  sort  or  another,  we’d 
spring  for  a few  pizzas  and 
Cokes  as  a way  of  saying  thank 
you  to  the  people  who  donated 
their  time.  The  opposition 
totalled  up  all  the  moneys  we’d 
spent  in  this  fashion  over  the  12 
years  I had  been  Mayor,  and 
tried  to  accuse  me  of  having 
wildly  expensive  parlies  at 
taxpayer  expense.  Or  there's  the 
one  where  a procedural  roll  call 
was  used  against  me  to  say  that 
I did  not  support  truth-in- 
sentencing  legislation.  Nothing 
could  be  further  from  the  truth." 

Finally  Zabrocki  wrote  to 
his  constituents  “As  I entered 
the  political  arena  in 
Springfield,  I realized  that 
partisan  politics  as  it  exists  at 
the  stale  level  is  far  beyond 
what  I believed  possible. 
Frankly,  I deplore  this  situation 
and  have  found  it  extremely 
difficult  to  deal  with" 

"It  was  really  difficult  to 
watch  my  husband  go  through 
this,"  Dr.  Zabrocki  told  the 
Blazer.  “I’d  find  him  up  at  the 
kitchen  table  in  the  middle  of 
the  night,  fretting  over  some 
piece  of  legislation  or  some 
other  problem  down  in 
Springfield.  That  was  just  not 
my  Ed." 

"There’s  a plaque  that 
hangs  on  our  wall,"  Mrs. 
Zabrocki  continued.  "It  reads: 
The  two  most  important  things 
you  can  give  your  children  arc 
roots  and  wings.  Thai's  how  my 
husband  got  involved  in  politics 
in  the  first  place.  One  of  the 
ways  to  give  your  kids  roots  is 
to  become  involved  in  what’s 
going  on  in  the  community.  He 
started  volunteering  for  various 
activities  in  the  community,  and 
one  thing  just  naturally  led  to 

“He  loved  being  mayor, 
and  he  really  loved  Brother 
Rice.  If  you  could  have  seen 
him  some  days  when  he  came 
home  from  school ! He  would  be 
just  thrilled  that  he  had  been 
able  to  make  a difference  in 
some  kid's  life  that  day.  Maybe 
it  was  a small  difference  in  the 
whole  scheme  of  life,  hut  it 
made  a difference  to  that 
kid, ...that  day.  Kids  have  come 
back  to  him  years  later  and  said 
"You  know.  I’m  doing  this  or 
Cont.  on  pg.  9 

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Celebrating  Christmas  at  JJC 

The  Man  Behind  TV-10 

Tim  Kelly 
> Staff  Writer 

J.T.P.A.  Can  Help 

Margie  Shannon 
Staff  Writer 

A young  mother  going 
through  a divorce  decides  she 
needs  to  further  her- education 
to  obtain  a job  gbod  enough  to 
support'  her  children.  ! WHcre 
docs  she  go. 

J.T.P.A  (Job  Training 
Partnership  Act)  is  an  agency 
that  helps  people  with  low 
income  go  to  college.  It  helps 
pay  for  a students  tuition  and 
books.  If  needed,  it  can  also 
help  with  daycare  expenses  and 
transportation  costs  for  going  to 
and  from  school. 

J.T.P.A.  is  located  on 
Route  47  in  the  Technological 
Building  in  Morris.  Luci  Smith, 
Kim  Garretson  and  Larry 
Dunbar  are  the  staff  members 

A lot  of  people  who  go 
through  J.T.P.A.  are  dislocated 
workers,  single  mothers, 
married  individuals  as  well  as 
people  who  could  not  afford 
college  after  high  school  or  just 
could  not  go  because  they  had 
a family  and  had  to  go  to  work. 
J.T.P.A.  gives  each 

applicant  a variety  of  skill  tests 
and  analyzes  what  careers  they 
are  most  interested  in,  then 
matches  their  interests  with 
their  capabilities.  A computer 
print-out  then  lets  the  applicants 
know  where  their  strengths  and 
•weaknesses  lie  in  thcfield  that 
they  arc  interested  in1. 

After  careful  testing  and 
analysis,  J.T.P.A.  offers  help  to 
the  applicant 

in  getting  started  on  an 
education.  The  staff  helps  get 
the  student  information  on 
enrollment  limes  and  dates  for 
JJC.  They  also  help  with  a 
number  of  other  needs.  Some 
people  just  need  help  with 
tuition;  some  need  help  with 
everything  from  tuition  to 

The  staff  is  very  dedicated, 
J.T.P.A.  students  say,  and  follow 
the  participants  progress  in 
school.  They  will  also  counsel 
the  students  if  they  need  help 
with  problems  stemming  from 
school.  “They  are  very  friendly 
people.  They  don’t  make  you 
feel  that  you  arc  loo  needy  or  a 
nobody  because  you  need  a 
little  help,"  says  a student  who 
is  going  through  the  program. 

taken  a class  from  hundreds  of 
miles  away?  You  will."  “Well, 
we  are,"  said  Ligda. 

The  students  sal  huddled  . Distance  learning  is 
around  the  complex  machine,  bringing  together  small  groups 
tapping  keys  and  clicking  of  students  from  various 
buttons.  They  were  changing  colleges  where  there  arc  not 
the  reality  that  they  had  created  enough  of  them  to  hold  a class 
just  moments  before.  With  a and  teaching  all  of  them  at  the 
stroke  of  that  key,  or  a tap  of  same  time.  The  instructor  is 
the  mouse,  suddenly  this  person  located  at  one  of  the  colleges, 
was  moved  to  that  place  to  do  and  using  a high-speed  video 
those  things.  They  were  editing,  and  audio  transfer  over  phone 
They  arc  members  of  a lines,  students  can  interact  with 
club  at  JJC  called  the  TV.  10  each  other  and  with  the 
club,'  which  meets  every  instructor.  Also,  distance 
Tuesday  night  at  6 p.m.  to  Icam  learning  is  used  to  hold  classes 
about  video  editing  and  at  North  Campus  that  would  not 
production.  Th'c  small  group  normally  be  offered, 
leams  by  practicing  over  and  The  system  uses 

over  again,  at  the  instruction  of  specialized  phone  lines,  called 
their  sponsor,  Mark  Ligda.  T-l  lines,  to  transfer  this  data  at 
Ligda  is  the  Associate  the  speed  of  light.  Unlike 
Supervisor  of  Media  regular  phone  lines,  these  line;! 
Electronics,  located  in  the  LRC  only  go  to  one  place,  i.e.  from 
in  J-building,  third  floor.  here  to  North  Campus  and  from 
This  high-tech  television  here  to  Governor's  State 
production  center  is  just  one  of  University,  and  information  ca 
the  many  ways  that  Ligda  uses  travel  back  and  forth  between 
technology  to  help  students  those  two  places, 
learn.  “There’s  of  course  the  Currently  JJC  only  has  two 
traditional  overhead  projector,  T-  Mines,  but  by  linking  to  GSU, 
and  the  televisions  and  VCR's,  a central  point  for  these 
but  we  have  mucK  more  than  communications.  JJC  can  then 
' that,"  Ligda  expfami.  ' ebrjnect  to  any  s&oofcstf 

For  example,  the  media  connect  to,  and  so  on. 
services  department  hosts  So  it  is  possible  to  connect 
satellite  teleconferences  a few  to  schools  across  the  nation  and 
times  a month.  The  satellite  have  classes  taught  by 
signal  is  beamed  down  and  instructor  that  total  more  than 
projected  onto  a screen  in  the  500  students  from  various 
TV  studio,  and  students  are  regions  of  the  country, 
invited  to  participate.  They  can  “Distance  learning  also 

watch  the  presentation  from  the  acts  as  a back-up  system  for 
college,  phone  in  or  fax  in  satellite  teleconferences.  If  the 
questions  to  the  hosts  and  have  satellite  is  for  some  reason 
them  answered  on  the  screen...  broken.  I can  have  one  of  the 
the  first  step  toward  interactive  other  schools  get  the  signal  for 
television.  me. ,hen  brin8  il  here 

Also  relatively  new  is  a distance  learning  network,  and 
program  called  distance  still  have  the  teleconference." 
learning.  Like  the  AT&T  said  Ligda. 

commercials.  “Have  you  c 

Will  full-scale  interactive 

"Health,"  Cont.  from  Pg.8 

"I  really  hope  we  can  get 
another  Mcdi-Kwik  vending 
machine  for  the  building," 
Hunter  commented."  It’s  a real 
long  walk  from  J building  to  C 
when  you  don’t  feel  well.” 

“Not  all  community 
colleges  have  a Health  Center 
to  accommodate  the  students," 
Hunter  says."  There’s  usually 
just  a private  nurse  on  duty  lor 
minor  accidents,  so  we’re 
pretty  lucky." 

The  Health  Center  is  open 
in  the  spring/fall  semesters.  So 
if  you  ever  need  cough  drops, 
an  aspirin,  or  just  someone  to 
talk  to,  stop  in  at  the  Health 
Center  GI0I7. 


Disgust,"  Cont.  from  pg.8 

that  today  because  of  something 
you  said  to  me  years  ago." 

with  the  same  goals  in  mind,  He 
knew  quite  a few  people  down 
there,  and  knew  a lot  about  the 
political  system.  He  wanted  to 
change  the  way  our  schools 
funded,  which  was  also  a subject 
he  knew  much  about  through  hi: 
years  as  an  educator  and  as  ; 
mayor.  He  really  thought  he 
could  make  a difference  down 
there.  Il  was  really  frustrating  for 
him  when  he  realized  that  the 
extent  of  partisan  politics  down 
Springfield  was  going  to  keep 
him  from  accomplishing  what  he 
wanted  to  do." 

as  then  that  he 
realized  that  he  really  missed 
what  he  had  at  Brother  Rice.  The 
commute  was  really  hard  t 
both  of  us  as  well." 

“People  have  often  asked 
nc  ifl  wished  that  he  had  stayed 
lown  in  Springfield  and 
'slugged  it  out",  so  to  speak.  To 
(hat  I say  that  I was  terribly 
proud  of  him  then,  and  I'm  still 
terribly  proud  of  him:  No  matter 
what  you  do  in  life,  Its  important 
that  you  can  gel  up  in  the 
morning  and  be  able  to  look  at 
yriiirscif  in  the  mirror  an 
what  you  sec.  Sometimes  you 
just  feel  like  you  have  to  make  a 
statement;  you  have  to  have  the 
guts  to  lake  a stand  when  you 
feel  that  something  is  wrong." 
"Running  for  state  office 
the  best  thing  and  the  worst 
thing  I ever  did,  Mr.  Zabrocki 
added.  “ I returned  to  Brother 
Rice  and  have  not  looked  back 

“I  would  encourage 
young  people  to  get  involved  in 
the  political  process  in  spile  of 
what  happened  to  me,”  Mr. 
Zabrocki  continued.  "Maybe  I 
just  didn’t  have  the  stamina  oi 
patience  to  go  through  all  of  that 
where  a young  person  might.  I 
just  think  that  young  people 
should  understand  that  it' 
important  that  they  become 
involved  in  government.  If  they 
don't,  we’re  all  in  trouble. 

‘Students  at  JJC  should 
recognize  that  freedom 
free,”  Mrs.  Zabrocki  said.  “We 
have  so  many  blessings  in  this 
country,  and  we  need  to  give 
back  Maybe  it’s  just 
volunteering  somewhere.  It' 
just  that  we  become  si 
consumed  with  our  own  lives 
forget  to  give  back. 
Whatever  talents  people  have, 
a way  to  let  those  talents 


used.  Get  . 

it  there. ..Make 

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20  Fun  Things  to  do  in  a 

Alternative  Music:  Is  it  Worth  Checking  Out? 

Final  Exam 

^ Mark  S.  Koppenhoefer 

I. Bring  a pillow.  Fall  asleep  (or  pretend  to)  until  the  last  15 
minutes.  Wake  up,  say  “oh  geez.  better  get  cracking"  and 
do  some  gibberish  work.  Turn  it  in  a few  minutes  early. 

2.  Get  a copy  of  the  exam,  run  out  screaming  "Andre, 

Andre,  I’ve  got  the  secret  documents!!!” 

3.  If  itisamalh/scicncecxam,  answer  in  essay  form.  If  it 
is  long  answer/essay  formt  answer  with  numbers  and 
symbols.  Be  creative.  Use  the  integral  symbol. 

4.  Make  paper  airplanes  out  of  the  exam.  Aim  them  at  the 
instructor’s  left  nostril. 

5.  Talk  the  entire  way  through  the  exam.  Read  questions 
aloud,  debate  your  answers  with  yourself  out  loud.  If 
asked  to  slop,  yell  out,  “I’m  sooooo  sure  you  can  hear 
mii  thinking!!!"  Then  start  talking  about  what  a jerk  the 

6.  Bring  cheerleaders. 

7.  Walk  in,  get  the  exam,  sit  down.  About  five  minutes  into 
it,  loudly  say  to  the  instructor,  “1  don't  understand  ANY 
of  this.  I’ve  been  to  every  lecture  all  semester  long! 

What’s  the  deal?  And  who  the  hell  are  you?  Where’s  the 
regular  guy!?! 

8.  On  the  answer  sheet,  find  a new,  interesting  way  to 
refuse  to  answer  every  question.  For  example:  1 refuse 
to  answer  this  question  on  the  grounds  that  it  conflicts 
with  my  religious  beliefs.  Be  creative. 

9.  Bring  pels. 

10. Run  into  the  exam  room  looking  about  frantically. 

Breathe  a sigh  of  relief.  Go  to  the  instructor,  say  “ 

They've  found  me,  I have  to  leave  the  country!"  and  ru 

1 f. Fifteen  minutes  into  the  exam,  stand  up,  rip  up  all  the 
papers  in  very  small  pieces;  throw  them  into  the  air  and 
yell  out  "Merry  Christmas!"  If  you’re  really  daring, 
ask  for  another  copy  of  the  exam.  Say  that  you  lost  the 
first  one.  Repeat  this  process  every  fifteen  minutes. 

12.  Do  the  exam  with  crayons,  paint,  or  fluorescent  markers. 

13. Comc  into  the  exam  wearing  slippers,  a bathrobe,  a towel 
on  your  head,  and  nothing  else. 

1 4.  Do  the  entire  exam  in  another  language.  If  you  don't 
know  one,  make  one  up!  For  math/science  exams,  try 
using  Roman  numerals. 

15.  Bring  things  to  throw  at  the  instructor  when  s/he’s  not 
looking.  Blame  it  on  the  person  nearest  to  you. 

1 6.  As  soon  as  the  instructor  hands  you  the  exam,  eat  it. 

17.  Every  five  minutes,  stand  up,  collect  all  your  things, 
move  to  another  scat,  continue  with  exam. 

18. Turn  in  the  exam  approximately  30  minutes  into  it.  A 
you  walk  out  start  commenting  on  how  easy  it  was. 

1 9.  Do  the  entire  exam  as  if  it  was  multiple  choice  and  true/ 

20. Bring  a black  marker.  Return  the  exam  with  all 
questions  and  answers  completely  blocked  out. 

Taken  from  the  internet. 

Keep  your  eyelids  pealed  for  20  More  Fun 
Things  to  Do  in  a Final  Exam  around  finals  time  of 
next  semester. 

John  Softcheck 
* Entertainment 

So  if  the  staple  bands  like 
Nirvana  and  Pearl  Jam  arcr 
stand  that  new  really  Alternative,  where  docs  o 
,ic,”  says  Joel  Brown,  a 28-  go  to  find  the  genuine  article? 
year-old  electrician  from  What  is  “Alternative"  music 
Darien,  IL.  "You  can’t  even  today? 

understand  the  words  to  half  "Alternative?"  says  student 

Tom  Craven  bitterly.  “Alternative  under,  It  came  back  in  the  early 
s with  bands  like 

the  songs  today!” 

Alternative  music.  Some  to  what  ?”  Craven’s  bitterness  is 
call  it  the  music  revolution,  shared  by  many  long-term  fans  of  Nirvana,  and  bit  us  peak  just 
othets  hail  it  as  the  last  shovel  the  music.  Some  fans  of  those 
of  dirt  on  the  grave  ofRock  and  bands  will  only  listen  to  bootleg 
Roll.  Record  companies  have  copies  of  the  bands  work  before 
been  signing  new  bands  with  they  signed  with  major  record 
strange  names,  claiming  to  be  labels.  “Pearl  Jam  ? Tom  asks, 
the  latest  “garage  band"  since 


t's  just  the  latest 
emergence  of  underground," 
Craven  explains.  “It  happened 
n the  seventies  with  Euro  punk 
for  a while;  then  when  Sid 
Vicious  died,  it  went  back 

So  where  are  the  true 

Listen  to  a band  called  "Mookie 
the  early  ’90’s.  A rough  look  Blayloch;”  that's  when  Pearl  Jam 
unintelligible  sound  was  alternative.” 
seem  to  be  all  a band  needs  to  Tim,  a student  at  SIU  in 
make  it  to  the  top  of  the  charts  Carbondale,  suggests  that  seekers 
this  decade.  of  true  "Alternative"  will  have  to 

Just  what  is  “Alternative”  do  some  research.  These  bands 
music?  The  answer  depends  don’t  have  big  labels  to  promote 
largely  on  whom-you  ask.  their 
Chain  record  stores  like  which  he  is  a devoted  fan. 
Musicland  and  Camclot  But  the  casual  listener  may 

Records  arc  quick  to  throw  not  be  able  to  distinguish  its  name 
around  names  like  “Nirvana”  for  promotional  reasons,  docs  this 
Pearl  Jam."  A grade  or  really  affect  its  music? 
high-schooler  might  use  words  “Yes,"  Craven  asserts, 

like  "Foo  Fighter"  or  “Goo  “Mainstream  bands  play  for 
Goo  Dolls.”  There’s  no  doubt  money.  Alternative  bands  are 
that  these  bands  draw  some  of  playing  from  the  heart.  They  play 
the  largest  edneert  crowds  in  what  they  want  to  play, 
the  country.  Tours  by  “Green  they  think  will  sell. 

Day”  or  “The  Red  Hot  Chili 

Peppers”  sell  out  in  a matter  of  “Alternative”  followers  turning 
hours,  with  scalped  ticket  for  their  music  now?  Local  bands 
prices  exceeding  $100.  arc  the  overwhelming  response. 

these  "Seattle”  Many  of  these  bands  play  in  bars 
groups  really  "Alternative?"  or  give  street  concerts  for  little 
Surprisingly,  many  twenty-  more  than  free  beer.  While  they 
somethings  (the  so-called  may  not  be  sold  in  stores,  fans 
•Generation  X’ ) say  no.  They  assert  these  bands  attract  a smaller 
claim  these  bands  arc  core  of  die-hard  disciples  instead 
mainstream,  a concept  which  or  a diffuse  national  following, 
true  "Alternative"  music  was  "These  bands  are 

created  to  provide  direct  approachable,"  explains  Nick 
opposition.  They  say,  in  fact,  Stephens,  manager  of  a 
there  are  no  true  "Alternative"  University  record  store.  "The 
bands  now,  because  the  fad  members  arc  down-to-earth 
which  built  up  around  garage-  people  whom  fans  can  connect 
style  sound  and  made  Nirvana  with  and  relate  to.  Fans  will  go 
so  popular  has  turned  the  music  incredible  distances  to  hear  a band 
into  the  latest  version  of  play- 

corporate  rock.  Listening  to  But  if  most  of  these  bands 
■Alternative”  music  has  aren’t  putting  out  albums,  what 
become  the  fashionable  thing  kind  of  music  is  the  modern 
to  do  in  the  '90's.  “Alternative"  fan  buying  these 

Where  did  all  this  day: 

The  Joliet  area  community’s  SCPAAG  Research  Study  controversy  start?  Long-time  “Seventies  bands  like  the 

Group’s  cultural  awareness  wing,  i.c.  Ubiquity  Productions-  will  “Alternative"  fans  Sex  Pistols  and  the  Ramones 

be  hosting  talent  auditions  for  Poets,  Social  Concious  Rappers,  unanimously  point  back  to  the  gaining  popularity  again.  A,nd^lhe 
Accapclla  Singers,  Percussion  Musicians  and  Creative  Jazz  / emergence  of  the  Euro-punk  fans  will  probably 
Modern  Dancers.  'rend  of  the  late  ’70’s.  The  looking  back  to  those  types  of 

The  auditions  arc  scheduled  to  be  held  Wednesday.  December  popularity  of  puck  was  the  first  bands  until  the  Alternative  moves 
13  1995  from  6:30  - 8:  30  p.m.  in  conference  room  “B"  of  the  true  expression  of  back  out  of  the  mainstream. 
Joliet  Public  Library,  150  North  Ottawa  St.  “Alternative"  style  infecting  Out  ol  the  mainstream 

Talent  must  furnish  own  auditioning  props.  Selected  talent  mainstream  culture.  Bands  Listening  to  the  managers  of  large 
will  perform  during  the  Joliet  area  community’s  5th  annual  like  “Man-o-War  and  artists  record  chains  like  Sam  Goody 
KWANZAAKARAMU  (Feast)  scheduled  for  Saturday,  Dec.  30,  such  as  Sid  Vicious 
1995  at  the  Joliet  Public  Library.  For  more  information,  contact  heralded  as  the  true  origin; 

Felicia  Vcasy  at  (815)  723-2065.  of  modern  Alternative  mu 

before  the  death  of  Kurt 

Fans  like  JJC  student 
Jerome  Rochan  anxiously 
await  the  day  when  Alternative 
music  will  go  out  of  style, 
confident  that  given  enough 
time  the  sound  will  resurface 
stronger  than  before. 

"Music  is  a cycle,"  says 
Rochan.  "All  music  returns, 
even  for  a little  while. 
Alternative  is  a sound  with 
:-bands  like  “Germ,”  of  substance.  It  can’t  slay  in  the 
mainstream  forever;  no  music 
can.  What’s  unique  about 
Alternative  is  that  it  will  always 
come  back  stronger,  because  it 
goes  against  the  mainstream. 
That’s  not  a fad;  it’s  a 

For  those  hoping  to  cash 


in  on  the  next  wave  of 
Alternative  music,  Rochan 
suggests  investing  i 
record  player. 

Alternative  bands  won’t  be 
turning  out  casscslles  or  CD’s. 
Their  music  will  be  out 
exclusively  on  vinyl,  because 
its  cheaper  and  respects  the 
‘70’s  heritage  true  Alternative 
bands  share." 

Fine.  Just  as  long  as  they 
don’t  bring  back  8-tracks. 

Talent  Auditions 

would  lead  one  to  believe  that 
Alternative  music  is  the  next  step 
in  music  evolution,  but  fans 

JJC  Honors  Program 

^Shawn  Smith 
^ Staff  Writer 

Do  away  with  the  myth 
that  you  have  to  wear  thick 
glasses  with  tape  on  them  and  a 
pocket  protector  to  be  an  honors 

There  is  an  Honors 
Program  at  JJC,  started  in  1987, 
which  prides  itself  on  preparing 
to  be  life-long  learners.  Peter 
Neff,  English  professor,  has 
been  the  Honors  Program 
coordinator  since  its  inception 
Neff  stated,  “The  Honors 
Program  is  for  students  who  are 
willing  to  take  academic  risks 
and  face  academic  challenges." 
Neff  explained  he  meant  risks 
the  sense  that  honors  classes 
c more  difficult  than  regular 
classcss.  College  being  a place 
of  higher  learning,  academic 

risks  can  be  fun,  he  said. 

Honors  Geography  1 1 1 
will  be  offered  to  interested 
students  next  semester  as  a new 
honors  class.  There  is  also  talk 
of  mandatory  community 
service  for  new  members.  The 
community  service  will  give 
students  another  way  to  get 
involved.  Again,  college  being 
a place  of  higher  learning, 
community  service  can  help 
make  a well-rounded 

to  be  in  the  Honors 
Program,  you  don’t  necessarily 
have  to  be  in  honors  classes,  but 
to  graduate  with  honors  you 
have  to  take  at  least  15  hours  of 
designated  honors  courses  over 
your  two  years  at  JJC.  “Being 
an  academic  program,  there  are 
set  course  requirements  in  order 
to  graduate  with  honors," 

commented  Neff. 

There  arc  also  certain 
requirements  a student  must 
meet  to  be  inducted  in  the 
Honors  Program.  An  incoming 
freshman  must  have  at  least  one 
of  the  following:  an  ACT  score 
of  25  with  no  standard  score 
under  23.  a class  rank  in  the  tip 
10  percent  of  his  or  her 
graduation  class,  or 
membership  in  the  National 
Honor  Society.  If  you  are 
currently  enrolled  at  JJC,  you 
must  have  a 3.5  or  better  GPA, 
for  at  least  15  credit  hours,  or 
be  recommended  by  an 
instructor  to  be  accepted  in  the 
Honors  Program. 

The  Honors  Program  has 
activities  like  any  other 
organization  at  JJC.  “We  have 
meetings  every  two  weeks 
Cont.  on  pg.  12 

Olivia  Young 
f Staff  Writer 

Do  we  Need  an  ATM? 

the  service." 

Vice  President  for 

Business  and  Financial  Affairs, 

Every  day  nt  J.J.C.  Robert  Widmcr,  stated  that  the 
students  stand  in  linns  for  the  oboul  "ddi"S  “> A™ 

cafeteria,  bookstore,  even  in  '■«*  "°>  b“"  »“•«  »«• 
front  of  the  pop  machines.  According  to  the  student  survey, 
What  if  the  students  had  more  'l)8  students  lbeir  ca'ds 
access  to  cash?  Would  they  buy  «“»  "mcs  a m™,h' 

food  and  carbonation?  b“"dred  ,wcm>'  " j 

What  if  J.J.C.  provided  an  ATM. 
Would  students  use  it? 

Results  of  an  October  25 
survey  of  J.J.C.  students  show 

than  five  limes,  and  166 
more  than  three.  There  were  a 
mere  139  who  checked  the 
"almost  never"  box,  and  that 

North  Campus  has  Some  Advantages 

^Vicky  Jordan 
^Staff  Writer 

It’s  7:37  am.  Thai  8:00 
a.m.  class  at  the  Main  Campus 
sure  sounded  like  a good  idea 
on. registration  day.  But,  today 
I’m  running  late.  I’ve  missed 
breakfast,  and  I’ll  probably  get 
an  ulcer  from  sitting  in  traffic. 
"I  should’ve  taken  that  class  at 
the  North  Campus!",  I think  to 
myself  as  I nearly  collide  with 
the  slowest  driver  in  the  world. 

JJC  students  who  live  in 
Bolingbrook,  Romcoville,  or 
Lockport  have  probably 
experienced  the  same  problems 
while  trying  to  attend  classes  at 
the  Main  Campus.  However, 
avoiding  speeding  tickets  and 


You  can  earn  more  than 
$17,585  during  a standard 
Army  Reserve  enlistment ... 

A nd  another  $6,920  if  you 
qualify  for  llie  Montgomery 
GI  Bin ... 

Plus  if  you  have  or  obtain 
a qualified  student  loan,  you 
could  get  help  paying  it  off- 
up  to  $20,00<>-if  you  train  in 
certain  specialties  in  certain 

And  that’s  for  part-time 
service-usually  one  week- 
end a month  plus  two  weeks' 
Annual  Training. 

Think  about  it 

Then  think  about  us. 

Then  call: 



army  reserve 

getting  extra  sleep  in  the 
morning  are  not  the  only 
advantages  to  attending  classes 
at  the  North  Campus. 

For  any  students  who  have 
ever  tried  to  find  parking  at  the 
Main  Campus,  only  to  have  to 
walk  a mile  from  their  cars  to 
the  buildings  or  circle  the  lots 
until  they  find  someone  they 
can  follow  out  to  their  car,  the 
North  Campus  is  pure  bliss. 
Since  the  North  Campus  is  so 
much  smaller  than  the  Main,  the 
parking  lot  is  less  congested. 

Officer  Love,  a North 
Campus  security  officer,  credits 
the  smaller  campus  with  having 
better  outdoor  lighting  system 
as  well.  "I  always  tell  the 
female  students  to  take  their 
night  classes  at  the  North 
Campus.  The  parking  lot  is 
smaller  and  has  a better  lighting 
system  than  the  Main  Campus." 

The  convenience  doesn't 
stop  in  the  parking  lot.  The 
North  Campus  offers  most  of 
services  as  the  Main 
Campus,  such  as  child  care  and 
a full  staff  of  counselors.  But, 
because  the  North  Campus 
operates  on  a smaller  scale,  the 
access  to  these  services  is  much 
easier.  Angela  Pryor,  39,  is  a 
JJC  student  who  attends  classes 
at  both  campuses.  She  likes  the 
accessibility  of  the  North 
Campus.  “The  Main  Campus 
seems  to  be  unorganized  with 
departments  scattered  from  one 
building  to  the  next." 

Krissee  Krafka.  19.  attends 
classes  only  at  the  North 
Campus.  “I  think  since  most  of 
the  people  at  the  North  Campus 
are  older  students,  they’re  more 

serious  about  studying.  The 
Main  Campus  seems  like  just  a 
hangout."  Angela  Pryor  feels 
the  same  way.  “I  dread  going 
to  the  Main  Campus  just 
because  of  that  hallway 
connecting  the  buildings.  I call 
it  the  Gauntlet.  The  people  who 
hang  out  there  are  immature. 
The  North  Campus  has  a much 
more  comfortable  atmosphere." 

The  size  of  the  campus 
may  offer  accessibility  and 
comfort  to  students  who  live 
quite  a distance  from  the  Main 
Campus,  but  it  also  causes  some 
disadvantages.  Because  the 
campus  operates  on  a smaller 
scale,  they  obviously  do  not 
have  as  many  instructors  as  the 
Main  Campus  and.  therefore, 
cannot  offer  some  of  the  more 
specialized  classes  that  the 
Main  Campus  offers. 

The  North  Campus  also 
does  not  have  a full  cafeteria, 
which  may  distress  those 
students  who  need  to  cal  on  the 
run.  The  cafeteria  consists  of 
vending  machines,  tables,  and 
a television. 

Although  the  North 
Campus  is  not  as  heavily  staffed 
as  the  Main  Campus  and  has  a 
few  other  disadvantages,  it  is 
much  more  convenient  to 
students  who  live  in  the 
Romcoville,  Bolingbrook,  and 
Lockport  areas.  So,  when  you 
have  to  wake  up  at  the  crack  of 
dawn  just  to  fight  trafffic  and 
fight  the  crowds  at  the  Main 
Campus,  give  a thought  to 
taking  your  next  class  at  the 
North  Campus. 

survey  oi  j.j.v..  muuuiu 

,hal  .ha  majority  have  ATM  »°“ld  Pr°babl>'  d“rcasa  ,! 
cards.  The  number  of  sludems  tllcre  wcrc  an  A™  al  J J C 
who  own  an  ATM  card  is  662.  Besides.  Ihcre  are  1 ,077  people 
as  opposed  10  536  who  don't.  »h°  »'°“ld  likc  and  usc  lhC 
But  out  of  the  536  students  who  d " wcre  Prov'dcd 

don't  own  an  ATM  card.  27 1 A"°,hcr  issue 

plan  on  getting  one.  The  "«=  addili°"  ™ A™  15  lhc 
problem  is  that  for  the  majority  '«=a“°"'  Wbare  'a»uld  “ bc 
of  students  who  do  own  one,  the  located?  J building,  Cbu,  Id,  ng. 
inconvenience  of  driving  ,0  the  ° b“ildi"e7  Tba  ^ 
nearest  bank  ,0  use  i,  weakens  showed  «“  475  s'"dc"‘s  sald 
its  worth  to  them.  that  the  location  of  the  ATM 

Dr.  Gem  Chaplin,  business  «■*  aff“'  “sa8c;  436  sald  11 
instructor,  stated  that  J.J.C.  did  wouldn't.  the 
have  an  ATM  machine  about  six  '«ad°"  ,s  a b'S  ,ssuc'  Askcd 
years  ago,  but  students  and  stair  »ba'to lbd  '°“'ibn  would 
hardly  used  it.  so  ,,  was  affect  use.  379  students  agreed 
removed.  Chaplin  said,  "I  have  33 1 disaSr“d'  T11'  0rC“  0 
approached  a lo,  of  ffnancial  Institutional  Research  and 

institutions,  and  alo,  ot  them  PI™"-*  »"da“d  £• 
won',  provide  J.J.C.  with  an  to  reopen  the  issue  of  the  ATM. 

, . . As  lo  the  issue  of  whether 

ATM  because  of  the  past 

r f Tk„e»  ic  J J C.  will  be  able  to  obtain  an 

infrequent  usc  of  one.  There  is 

a transaction  fee  each  time  the  ATM,  Chaplin  remarked.  We 
machine  is  used.  If  no  one  is  really  are  pursuing  n."  She  satd 
using  the  machine,  ihen  the  that  we  will  know  forsuresome 
financial  institution  will  not  ■»«<  0dds  mc 

“break  even"  on  the  cost,  <owards  an  A™'  s“ 

Chaplin  remarked."  In  our  "rayhc  students  wtll  be  able  to 
economy,  if  someone  is  no,  usethtsconventenlmachtnclate 

going  to  make  a profit,  that  7ear! 

Page  12 

Final  Letter  from  the  Editor... 

ic  forme.  If  I 
..  has  helped 
on  to  Lewis 
iss  this  place 

To  the  student  body, 

Leaving  this  school  will  be  a very  bittersweet  l 
could  tell  you  the  ways  this  school  has  changed  n 
me  grow.  It  will  be  good  to  graduate  and  mov 
University  where  I will  persuc  my  B.A.,  but  I will 

There  arc  ccrtian  people  I would  like  to  thank.  I would  like  to 
thank  Dr.  Ainlcy  and  Steve  Daggers  of  administration.  You  always 
were  able  to  find  lime  for  me.  and  I must  say  I really  appreciate 
that.  To  the  many  others  on  staff  who  talked  to  me  straight  and  gave 
me  solid  advice...  thank  you.  To  all  the  faculty  members  who 
unfortunate  enough  to  have  me  in  their  classes...  thanks  for  taking 
my  guff.  To  Ms.  Sorenson...  thanks  for  listening  ang  putting  up 
with  me.  To  Cliff  Althoff...  your  the  best  teacher  on  the  face  of  the 
planet.  Keep  shinin’  on,  dude.  To  Dr.  Zalcs...  thanks  for  changing 
my  mind. 

Special  thanks  needs  to  go  to  Stephanie  Blahut.  You  were 
real  trooper,  girl.  Thanks  for  all  your  help.  I wish  you  all  the  best 
Now  I must  speak  to  the  latest  crop  of  journalism  students. 
With  the  exception  of  a very  few,  you  should  be  ashamed  of 
urselves.  The  amount  of  cooperation  and  help  you  gave  this  paper 
is  dismal  at  best.  This  is  your  paper,  people...  your  voice.  It  makes 
difference  what  branch  of  journalism  you  plan  to  go  into,  you 
still  will  need  to  know  now  to  write  a good  story.  This  paper  is 
where  you  can  learn  to  do  that.  What  we  wound  up  with  this  semester 
is  basicly  two  people  (Steph  and  myself)  trying  to  pul  out  a paper 
by  ourselves.  There  is  no  excuse  for  that.  This  paper  deserves  your 
support  and  time.  This  paper  is  only  what  you  make  it 

In  closing,  I would  like  to  say  that  this  school  was  a real  turning 
point  in  my  life.  I would  hope  that  the  rest  of  you  will  come  to 
appreciate  the  tremendous  opportunity  college  offers.  It’s  a tough 
world  out  there.  I know,  I spent  1 1 years  out  there  floundering  around 
trying  to  feed  two  kids  with  no  education  to  open  doors  for 
There  arc  two  kinds  of  people  out  there.  There  arc  people  who 
make  their  own  decisions  and  those  whose  decisions  are  made  for 
them.  Education  is  the  only  thing  that  will  allow  you  to  choose 
your  own  path.  Don't  blow  the  chance  you’ve  been  given  to  chart 
you  own  course.  It  may  never  come  your  way  again 

And  finally,  to  all  the  people  who  chose  to  call  me  their  friend 
Thank  you.  I will  never  forget  you. 


David  Wecse 

Adult  Education  Program 

Literacy  educators 
and  family  support  workers 
invited  to  attend  a special 
workshop  on  family  literacy 
Thursday,  Dec.  14,  at 
loliet  Junior  College’s  Main 
Campus,  1215  Houboll  Road, 
loliet.  JJC’s  Center  for  Adult 
Basic  Education  and  Literacy 
present  the 
teleconference  “Families  and 
Literacy:  Making  Sense  of 
the  Issues"  froiti  1 1 a.i 

2:30  p.m.  There  is  no  charge  to 

This  workshop  is 
designed  especially  for 

administrators,  instructors,  tutors, 
public  school  and  early-childhood 
education  personnel,  and  family 
support  workers.  The 

teleconference  will  feature  family 
literacy  educators  from  across  the 
nation  discussing  different  types 
of  family  literacy  programs  and 

addition,  the  participants  will 
learn  how  to  gain  free  access  to 
adult  literacy  databases  on  the 
Internet  and  will  learn  about 
opportunities  to  participate  in 
on-line  discussions  about 
family  literacy  issues. 

To  register,  or  for  more 
information,  call  Brenda 
Roland  with  the  Center  for 
Adult  Basic  Education  and 
Literacy  at  (8 1 5)  727-6544,  Ext. 

’Honor,"  cont.  from  p.l  1 

and  a picnic  at  the  end  of  the 
year,"  said  Neff.  Honors 
Program  members  also  get  to 
participate  in  Honors  Colloquia, 
during  which  guest  scholars 
give  lectures  and  seminars 
various  topics.  The  program 
and  its  classes  offer  what  higher 
learning  is  attaboul  — a chance 
to  challangf  your  mind. 

According  to  Cynthia  Fox 
honors  sm^Gg,  the  program  is 
really  a gOtjtf-wuy  for  students 
.0  go,  “Besides  the 

program  USfcjfclhc  classes  really 
arc  a rcfrtrillng  way  to  get 
serious  abom  education,”  said 

Righmavthc  program  has 
between  50-60  student 
involved,  which  is  the  average 
number  for  the  school  year 
according  to  Neff.  Out  of  thosi 
students,  not  even  om 
pocket  protector  or  thick 
glasses.  Step  up  and  take  the 
academic  challange