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Daily EgyptianSnuth.:rnFriday. July 15, 1994. Vol. 79, No. 172. 8 PagesIllinois Uni\'Crsity al CarbondaleDoctoral P.E. cutProgram eliminated by IBHE's POPSIU Chancellorto retire aftertwo-year termBy Marc ChaseBy Marc ChaseAdministration ReporterAdministration ReporterTh ' SIU Board nf Trush:c,decided Thursdav to l'liminatc thednctoral progr.am in physicaleducation at SIUC despite appealsfrom th.: program diri:ctor andstudents.tIn a rr,·ommrml:11ion titkdl'ri(1rit\". Qualit, and l'rn,luctivit,·.th.: I ii inois lloard of II i ch rr-.dueation r 'rnnunt."ndcd in th; fallof 1993 that SIUC cut doctoralprograms in physical cdm:ation.socinlogy and political scirncc. ll1ema,tcr· s degn:c program inadministration of justice and abad1dor of scicn c dr r : ' incon,un1c·r and family dC\"l'lopmL·nt,,ere tar etcd for elimination.IBIIE',·rc:nL·d th ' l'QP pro,:c,, t,,diminat.: program, that arc.:,li1 :ationall\· and .:conomicalhunju,tili.:d. · SllT l'r,·,idL·nt John C. (iunmand thL' l ·ni\"t:r,ilY admini,traiionre·commcrHkd 10· the tru,tl' :s inJune· that nnl) the dnnoral programin phy,ical education be· cut. Thetru,t ' '' complied \\ith C,uy,111·,r,·n1111mcndati,111.tru,011 ,1 a, un:l\ail:,bk fnrcrnnnit'nt hL·l·au,t" lw i, n:-.·,n-l·rin lrn111 tr!ph.· h -pa,, 'lfffL'I:.lh·11j;im111 Sh,·pl1t."r,I. ac!lllbprc,i(h:nt and , in· prt.",idcnt for.,, adl.'mJC ;1Jla11, :iml pnn '"I. ,,11dthl' adm1111,tra1inn did 111 11,·,·11111111,·11 ! lhl' e·l1mi11;1li 'I! nf th,·due tor.ti ph ,1.:;il l.'du.:ationprPgr.1111 due In p,1or qualit).In nrder lo mal.e up for a lad, nf,tall.' funding, the Universit\" ill'l'dcdIn diminat programs and tN: thefund, frnm lhl'm for mor,:productivl' prngr.1111, on c;unpu,.Shephl·nl said the prngram \\ascho,e·n to !"II! diminatc·d l i:au,e· itwould ha,·c the lea,t impai:t 1111 lhl.'Colic-gt." of Educatinn. Sh.:pherd,aid the pn1gram lwd the lowestcnrnllmcnt uf all program,con,idned fnr dimmatinn \\ ilhninl.' ,tud.:111'.Trustee,. ,urh a, \\'illiamNorwood. said the vote to eliminatethe program was hascd on Guyon'suse nr an extensive sdcctionprocess.111.: inrnl,·cd input from severalgroups on campus. such as studentgovcmment and th.: Faculty Senate."[ have been here (on the Board)for 20 vcars. and I don ·1 recall anissu.: cc;ming bl!forc the Board thiswa\' ! fore.:-; Norwood said. ··1t isnoi our usual position to overtumadministration decisions."During the meeting, RonaldKnowlton. chain11an of the physical, ducation department. appealed tothe tl1lstce, to saw the prngr.un.Km,·,,·lton ,aid the quality of thestudent, produc.:d by the programand the emp!oymcnt rates forprogram graduates justified itsretention. "ll1c ratl' of employml'ntfor graduates fro111 the program isJOO percent . Knowlton said. ··111regard to the quality nf thl' program.it ranks in th,: top 21 (doctoralphysical education I programs in theUnitl'd States:·Knowlton said the support theprogram received from theGraduatl' Council and th.: Gr.tc"iateand Professional Student Council\\·as proof of strong student desireto retain ii.Patrick Smilh. prl.'sident nf thL·(i1adua1e ;md l'r.1fr,,ional StudentCouncil. ,aid (il'SC n11cd In kel'plhc pn )!ram he c;1u,c its gr.tduatl',\\t n. hit!hh· ,tH.'Ct·,,ful in n.·cL ivirn.?.j,,h, aft r raduation.\lark Kochan. ,tudl.'nt 1rn,1,·e"lw , oted to kel'p the program.,aid he was unhappy thl' othertrnstees voted for elimination.--1 wa, di,appoint,:d with theelimination of the program:·K,x:h:111 said."If the program wen:: continued.imprn,·e mcnts would need to he111:uk in enrollment and stnr,turc.hut the quality -was cxcclknt.'"Trust.:es said students whoalre;1dy ;ire enrolled in the programwill be allmwd to finish theirtfeg.rl.C:'-.Stall Photo by Shirley Gioia· SIU Chancellor James Brownannounced his plans for retirementat the Board of Trustees meetingThursday after holding the positionfor two years.The duties of a chancellorinclude consulting administratorsat both SIUC and SIUE ondecisions of the Board of Trusteesand making sure the interests of theboard arc upheld at the twocampuses.Beforebeingappointedpermanent chancellor by thetrustees. Brown served as actingchancellor for the University in1986 and 1989. He becamepem1anent chancellor in 1992.Brown. 73. said he has enjoyedhis lenn as chancellor but feels thatit is time to step down ."( told the Board at the time thatthey asked me to be the pcm1anentchancellor that I would he happy todn the job as long as it continued tobl! fun:· Brown said."The hilarity is no longer a,strong.··Brown said h ' will be!!insearching for his replacementwithin the next rcw weeks.lfr said when he find, aqualified replacement he will mah·hi, reconun.-mlation to th.: Bnard.and h.: will not rclirc until a n.-wp.:m1anc nt d1anrdlor is found.:\.D. Van:--.kter. d1ainnan of theB,,ard of Trusll.'CS, said he ha,enjoyed working with Brown andwi,hc, him the bl.'st when h.retires.Gus BodeMaking a splashGreg Nanes takes a plunge off the 30-foot cliff on KinkaidLake Thursday afternoon as his brother Lee tries to findthe courage to follow. The two traveled from St. Louis toenjoy the lake, which they say is the best swimming spotthis side of the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.Lake Kinkaid, located northwest of Murphysboro, playshost to many summer outdoor activities people enjoysuch as swimming, cliff diving, boating and jetskiing.See related photos on page 3. Gus says what, James ·erowncalls it quits? Huh! Oww!Book reveals University crime rates, safety areasBy Stephanie MolettiPeirce ReporterSIUC !!els a "C'" on its crirn.:r::por1 c ;rd. according to a n wh, ,k nn G1mpu, ,afc:ly"Crime· at Collc!!c: The Studcnt(iu1de Ill l'er,or1a[ Safl"t, . i,primarily ahoutrx:rsunal ,afc:ty. hutone chapter assign, .tf,7 collcgcto\\'Jl!-1a crin1C" rJtc.-n1e crime r.ite r.inks each townon th.: numb,·r of crime, for each](Kl rcsi knls in th.: div or countvin which the school is l x:atl'd. TI1 fi un:, arc from the FBI r.:cordsfr ,m 1992.SIUC and Carbondak ar.:assigned a crime rate nf (1.8:'i.Hot water spots:Canoeing, boating,jetskiing make waves-Story on page 3"hich i, ,on,idl'rl'd :ibout a\l.'ra c.J:ick lhcr. l'\ccuti\'c dircctnr' ofthe Univ rsit \' Rel at ions said. he isvery suspicious of any kind ufratin .'" fhi, 1, more a rating of theconmwnit\" than the Uni ·ersil\".'.Dvcr ,aid.···Both Jame, Twcedv. viceprcside111 for administration. andSam Jordan. SIUC police chief.declined to comment.St. Louis Universit\' has thl'hir!.11cst crimc r.itc with :1 score nf14.8. The lnwest rate went tn thellniv.:rsitv nf Northern Iowa atCedar Fall with a I.I-I.TI1e authors of the hook. Jos.:phSchwartz and Curtis Ostrander.Senior student diesin Australia; friendsremember fun times-Story on page 3Srhwartz is a former police often thoucht as the same. but arcr.:polier from Ithaca. New York. vcrv different:· Schwan.l aid.Co-author. Ostrander was aitost of the issues brought up indetective with the Ithaca Citv the hook are illustr.itcd with aclllalPolice Dcpartnmll. ewms. Schwartz said.ll1e bulk of the hook deals with"Hopefully the bnok will getissu.:s such as sexual assault and . students thinking about personalhar;1ssmc111. a collc!!l' s:1fetv test. safety and crime at college."personal safely tips. how to ·find aSchwartz said.safe apartment and what not IllSchwartz said he and Ostr:.mdcrhrin!! into a cnllc!!c dnnn.· The strategies come from Curt·s attempted to make the book(Ostrander) 20 vears on the infomial and positive."\Ve: don·1 preach. we show.'' hestreet,"Schwartz sai;I.lltc book also discusses what Ill said.0nce rnu're aware. the ba1tle isdo if victimized and sexual a,,aulthalf over.:.victims· rights.The book is available in hook. We define sexual assault andsexual har.issmcnt bl!cause they are stores bl!ginning this week.s:tid the chapter on statistics is nmbased on campus crimr and wasnot meant to de1&r students frllm:111endinc colleges ranked on thehigh.:r c,;d llf the scale. hut to givein-coming students infonnati lll totriggt:r questions. llte rankings were mcalll as abeginning point. nOI as an ending:·Schwartz said.··1t is meant for studcms to havethe infonnation to l!ll 10 scholll andask what offi.:i:l, arc doinc toprotect them. ll1is empowers th.:111with knowled!!e . The whole idea is to activatethe most powerful anti-crime !llolwe haw - the brain," Schwartzsaid.Opinion-See page4Sports-See page 8Classified-See page6ESunnyHigh 90sIISIUC far below national average in women'sbasketball attendance; officials say gamescheduling, weather big drawback in crowds-Story on page 8
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The pledge, outlinedhere in recent days by rebel leaders, is intended to avert tribal retaliationfor modem Africa's most horrific atrocity-the slaughter of perhaps asmany as a hair-million Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus at the handsof Hutu government troops and machete-wielding gangs that has beencharncteri1.ro as genocide by U.N. and Clinton administration officials.To 1115ure 1wr home. C-Jr.lxr.1t. rondo. mooile home ap:in-· ;:891111ONEBAGHDAD, Iraq-The crackling radios and sophisticatedcommwiications gear that long filled a 17th-noor room at the SheratonIshtar Hotel here will soon be gone, signaling a new stage of work forU.N. weapons inspectors who first came to Iraq three years ago. Thetransfer of this equipment out of the inspectors' makeshift operationsroom at the hotel into a new "monitoring and verification" facility that isnow nearing completion will also herald a major step toward a possiblelifting of the U.N. ban on oil sales by Iraq.C r, 1 -.;hU1r !Mur.11nhfflfY""MACY, FEDERATED AGREE TO MERGER ACCORD -'- '4 lld"ll.-iLos Angeles limes- Retailing giants R.H. Macy & Co. and FederatedDepartment Stores have rc:ichcd a teniative mcsger agreement that wouldcn ite one of the nation's largest department store chains, industry sourcessaid Wednesday. Although fmal demits have yet to Ix: worked out, the boan1of directors of New York-lxlscd Macy, which owns Bullock's dcpanmcn!stores, is scheduled to meet Thursday to review the merger agreementUnder the teniative agreement, Macy and Federated, whose stores includeBloomingdale's, would then develop a joint plan to help Macy cmcsge fromChapter 11 bankruptcy court protection, retailing sources said. 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Daily EgyptianJuly 15, 1994Page 3SIUC student killedin travelling accident:ObituaryBy Diane DoveSpecial Assignment ReporterTo S!UC students and f:lcuhv.An!!da Da,,n O1ildcrs. "Angie. ioher- friends. was friendly. otttgoingand always had a pleasant 0111look.ll1is weekend. friends and facultywill say good-hye to Childers. 21. :1senior in management from MarionAngie Childers with friendswho was kilh:l in a tr.tffic accidentLowell Sumatra and Loriin Australia Julv X. Childers hadDavisbeen panicipati"ng in a six weekcollege. said she wa a scrioll , hardstudy ;1broad program.workir.g student who held two jobsThe :u:cident occurred al 6:30- one at C0BA, the other at T:tll!etp.m . which is about 5 a.m. Illinoisin Marion- to put herself throughtime. according to Louise Kreider.school.program cdordinator of the WorldJim Clancy. a student worker whoAffairs Center at Beloit College inworked with Childers. said she wasWisconsin. which sponsored theahappyperson who always madeprogram along with Austrolcam ofpeople feel good.Fon Collins. Colorado.CindyKnust.an area manager atKreider said Childers waswalking from a shopping mall with Target in Marion who worked withIX other people in th.- program Childers in the store's soft-linewhen she mid Cathleen Calderaro. a clothing section. described her a-; astud.-nt from the Univ.-rsitv of nil·e. caring person."She would do what ever sheConnecticut. "·.-re hit bv a truckcould tn help somebody. she said.while trvin!! to cross a street.A funeral service for ChildersKreiile( said she thinks theaccident mav ha,·e occurred will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alyb.-cause the iwo women were Funeral Home in Vienna.Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m.unaccustomed to the traffic inAustralia. which runs on the left Saturday. and 7 a.1.i. to 2 p.111.Sundav.side of the street.Men1orials mav be made in lieuTerry Bigalke. director of theWorld Affairs Center. said the truck of flowers to the Angie Childersdriver was not charged in the Memorial Fund. in care of Alvaccident. and was founlnot to be at Funeral Home. P. 0. Box 455.Vienna. II. 62995.fault.Childers is survived bv herBigalke said the women weremotherMarv Ellen. her F 11her.cmssin!! aeainst a red li!!ht and theirview l;f tl1e road ma, have been Ralph. of Vienna. and her brotherTlxl.obstructed bv a ,·chicle:As a menibcr of C0BA Council.Childers was dcdic:11cd :md efficientin her work. accordine to LindaScibcn. chief academic : d,·isor whn -uworked with Childers in the studentaffairs office for the Colle!!e ofBusiness Adminbtr.ition.--student groups arc often treatedfairlv cavalierlv. but she didn't treatit thit wa\':· ,h said.Sue :-fonz. an office s\·stemsassistant in the business college saidChilders was a bright. outgoing andupbeat person who was an asset tothe student aff:1irs office.--we couldn't h.ivc picked a betterstudent worker to have in theoffice:· she said.Gregg Wendte.:. who wasChilders· academic :tlh·isor in theChester resident Jim Kisrobrought "Domino," aDalmatian, to his favoriteboating spot at LakeKinkaid. (Below) Dan Hodel,from New Lennox, enjoysjetskllng, another popularwatersport, on Kinkaid. Thelake has become a popularspot for recreation sports.Staff photos by Shirley Gioia·'-, :. /,d-r4;. ,.,;.--··,:.:.-.;.:t,:-. - -:rr ;g/ .,. ,1;,.·,:: .;- E 1: :r, . " : 1 t?i s: f t f :-:-· . ; NEXTTOTHEVARSITY THEATRECARBONDALE ,457-512S lllf @VII nu***We may not be /he biggesl bot we ape /he best!Summer1 9F .;}½ 8 ay1. Wolf2. The Shadow(R)(PG-13).Playhouse 9 4RaslaJranl open S-9:00 pmA ChorusLine Fnl5h Seaoodand Sleak Wtd &Thura.II."aPlaywright's Workshop,aPrennled In the Laboratory.l}leater , ,IIA J.eading Womanaa.'fJ4musical. h's -one singularsensation"'! ·a . . . Co: re n:r: ::w ?the. big screenll. .· l/ ! fJJ;n?llroadwa\'·s longest running. a ,,'/" ',, ,,iiroo pmiiaaG·r1 -n Julv15.-16.21.by Joanne Koch July 18 & 25Video Lounge, 4th FloorFather l.aH'rt11ce's Solutionby Gilson Sarmento July 19 & 26Bo:rOjfic :618-453-300[Jn:30am.f:3011111 M-F& J h lw11r.s bcjim p1 rfi1rmat1rl'93 Min.Ii Daily 6:45 9:15Sat & Sun ,,.at 1:30Daily 7:30 9:50by Michael l.icwinko July 20 & 27Sta h)' Ger, It Robinson July 19 lit. 26Fri. & Sat. July 15 & 167:00 & 9:00 pm - 1.00(PG-13),· Sat & Sun Mat 2:1 :.'', S,luting Heirs .: - t!!. .!.:E .e SOUTH : :g O! V RSI ''f!lff W ltlf Wlllilt;!flilk w ·s1icw111i1t;!THE OMloYWAY-Gumpy Old Ment-r .ll tit l!!illlDaily, 7:00 9:40Sat & Sun Mat 1:45!Daily 7:15 9:30(PG-13}'sat &:Sun,Mat 2:00'Now FREE REFILL on Popcorn & Soit Drinks!
P-.igc4July 15, 1994Opinion & CommentaryDail Eiu ptianSoulhl'rn lllinoi, I nh er,it , at Carbondal,·Daily EgyptianStudt nt Editor-in-ChiefCnndncc SnmolinskiEditorial Page EditorsCharlotte Rh-crs t w:-. StaffHepn. .st.'nt.atfrpBill KugclhcrgAndManaging EditorLloyd G dmnnFaculty RepresentativeWalter ll. JnchnigDeanWcm·cr'Baby Richard' case:People voice opinionTHERE IS AN INTERESTING ILLINOIS CUSTODYcase the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to consider onOct. 3 when it returns from summer recess. The battle whichhas become an emotional statewide debate involves thecustody of a 3.1/2 -year-old child known as "Baby Richard."1l1e custody battle is between Richard's biological father,Otakar Kirchner, and the adoptive parents, who remain unnamed, that legally adopted Richard. The biological motherof Richard decided to give the baby up for adoption at birthafter Kirchner had left her. Kirchner later reunited with thebiological mother but was told the baby had died.Kirchner first contested the adoption May 18, 1991 in aCook County Circuit Court, but the judge ruled Kirchnerunfit. Kirchner appealed the decision to the Illinois SupremeCourt Aug. 18, 1993, and the original ruling was upheld.The Chicago Tribune quoted appellate Judge Dom J. Rizzeas saying, "A child's best interest.is not to be balancedagainst any other interest . Courts are here to protect By James Reston Jr.children-not to victimize them."NewsdayMQiOp ionColombia's Wor1d Cup losses:Player Escobar, national honorIT IS TOO BAD THAT NOW AFTER ALL THIStime the Illinois Supreme Court has decided that Kirchner'sargument was legitimate-the adoption was invalidated June16. Why did the seven Illinois Supreme Court justices sidewith the biological father and not consider what was inRichard's best interest?Illinois, like most other states, attempts to look out for theadoptive child's best interest. Illinois requires that alladopted children be represented in court by a guardian adIitem. Public Guardian Patrick Murphy was supposed tolook out for Richard's best interest, but Justice James H.Heiple made his efforts futile.Now, the lllinois General Assembly along with Gov. JimEdgar have taken a major step toward finally addressing thisproblem. July 3 Edgar signed a bill into iaw that will requiretrial courts to hold custody hearings to determine what is inthe child's best interest when it comes to custodyproceedings. Finally, the child will be considered a humanbeing and not the property of adults." Another significantaspect of this law is that it applies to all pending casesincluding that of Richard.THE "BABY RICHARD" CASE IS AN EXAMPLEof the good the media and our politicians can accomplishwhen they work together with the support of the people.Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene began writingarticles letting readers know of this emotional custodybattle. When readers discovered a 3 1fi-year-old child'wasgoing to be taken away from his legally adoptive parentsthey were upset Gov. Jim Edgar and legislators heard theirconstituent outcry and were able to work together andquickly pass a new law to prevent further cases'like thisfrom occurring.A government that responds to the wishes of the people isan example of an effective representative democracy. TheIllinois Supreme Court decided Wednesday that Richard canstay with his adoptive parents until the U.S. Supreme Courtdecides whether or not to hear the case. Perhaps our statejustices listened to the people.Editorial Policiesto reach the averagc Americanwhom we ha\·e not been able toreach until now:·With its weighty mission tuachieve international respect anddeluded bv advance sheets thatproclaimed the Colombians themost skilled players in the world.the Colombia team came toAmerica and forgot to play.Their loss to a pesky Romanianteam was no disgrace. bul lhedefeat seemed to discombobulatethe Colombians. Then came thetrue national humiliation: the 2-1loss to the United States.Af1er its balloon burst, themurder of Andres Escobar become just another episode of randomviolence in Colombia. Perhapshigh-rollers in the Medellin cane!ordered the killing: perhaps ithappened in a spontaneou barargument. It hardly seems tomatter.To Americans. the murdersimply confinns stcreolypcs. Buithe thousands who wept overEscobar's body in a Medellinsports coliseum this past weekendwere grieving for themselves asmuch as for a soccer star.They dreamt of change. Theybelieved in the magic of sport totransform a society wherepoliticians and police have failed.But their hopes for a quickdeliverance from their harsh socialrealilies rested too much upon theshoulders of their athletes.Pity Colombia and AndresEscobar. Solid players sometimesmake mistakes. Star players dowilt. Upstarts step forward.Soccer is a wonderful game, butdon"t bet vournational honor on ii.Sometiincs it's better to make thenational game a leisurely pastimerather than a passion of love andsudden death.reflectSigned articles, including letters, viewpoints and other commentaries,theopinions of their authors only. Unsigned editorials represent a consensus of theDaily Egyptian Board.Letters to the editor must be submitted in person to the editorial page editor,Room 1247, Communications Building. Letters should be typewritten and doublespaced. All letters are subject to editing and will be limited to 300 Y1ords. Lettersfewer than 250 words will be glven preference for publication. Students mustIdentify themselves by class and major, faculty members by rank and department,non-ac:ademic staff by position and departmen1.Pity poor Colombia. 1l1e WorldCup was supposed to be thatcountry·s giant leap for-vard intoworld respectWith the tr.igic murder of its starcrossed so,:.:er player, AndresEscobar. in Medellin July 2. afterits surprising collapse in thetournament, fate has waylaid thattormented country once again. Itshows what can happen when analion invcsls mere athletes with iL national honor and its nationalsalvation.Colombia had the mosl elegantof entries in this year's World Cup.E\·elt- the f:tbkd Pelc declared lastDecember 1hat the Colombia teamwas lhe best in the world. TheWorld Cup dmw (where Colombiafell into the apparcnlly easy groupof the United States. Romania andSwitzerland) took place in LasVegas. onlv a few weeks after therooftop kiliing of the drug kingpin,Pablo Escobar (no relation toAndres).If the death of Pablo Escobar wa. the Ia t act in the JO-year agony ofcrushing the Medellin cane!. it hadhuge significance for Colombia.The end of a terrible era wasproclaimed.·The new era was supposed tobegin with the world-class anistryof its athlc1es. Soccer wa. to be thenext acl in national self-respect andinternational redemption.In these unlikely ambassadors.the "prcsidencia" of Colombia sawa way to change the horrid imageof its country in the UnitedStates.For years.well-meaningColombians had bridled under thestereotypes: cocaine supplier to lhcworld. poisoner of American youth.home to the world-class Medellinthugs. highest murder rate in theworld. It wa. deeply resented that akw hundred gangsters in Medellinand Cali could determine thereputation of a count!)'.When the graceful Colombianteam waltzed into the finals. writersand officials told me last January inBogata and Medellin. the worldwould sec a different Colombia: acomplex and colorful land a. wellas a country of energy. inventiveness and hard work. AndColombians were beginning to lookat themselves in a new positivelight.To the Nobel laureate ofColombia. soccer and music arc themost posith e and unifying forcesin Colombian cullurc."Colombia will be judged by 1hegoals it scores." Gabriel GarciaMarquez told me in January inCanagena. when I asked about thestereotypes. "I am one of the bestselling and most-studied authors inthe United States. Nobody says. ·1won·1 buy one of his books becausehe comes from that drug-traffickingcountl) .''"He imagined Colombia ·s victoryin the World Cup would occa ion acelcbmtion not unlike the one givenfor him in Stockholm when he wonthe Nobel Pri1.c.And the president of Colombia,Cesar Gaviria. spoke of howeconomic progress. the discoveryof oil in the hinterland. thesuccesses against the Medellincartel were changing his country'simage.With some pride, he noted thatkidnapings in Medellin haddropped from five to three a day."We have worked hard to createa more balanced view of Colombiain the United Slates." the presidenttold me in Bogota. "We sec thisWnrld Cup event as an opponunity.Letters for which verification o1 authorship cannot be made win not be published.Bc C/. r1/;'r.1/ :YouB: erC: Editor
J)ai/y EgyptianJuly 15. 1994Pagc5CalendarCommunityGERALD HAWKINS will beholding a Town Meeting at 7 p.m.in Grand Tower Cily Hall. Formore information, contact Rep.Hawkins toll-free at 1-800-2274115.THE SPIRITUAL TRAVELERSof Carbondale will be presentingWillie Neal Johnson and the New 1'Gtc1 0s J; tCc c; 1 d7ti iat 6 p.m. today. Tickets can bepurchased by calling James 5492595. Dennis 5.!9-0323. orClarcm:c 529-3 H!2.A SUl\11\1ER MUSICALE isscheduled from I 4 p.m. onSunday at the Pierre Menard HomeState Historic Site. The Musicale isfree, although a donation of S2 foradults and SI for children issuggested.SLIDEINFORAFREESl'C SUl\ll\1ER CINEMA will beshowing Ace Ventura, PerDetectfre at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridayand Saturday at the Video Loungein the Student Center. Admission isHELMET.SI.CALENDAR POLICY·· Thedcadline for Calendar items is noontwo days before publication. The i1emshould be typewritten and must in
Snuth.:rn Illinois Uni\'Crsity al Carbondale Doctoral P.E. cut Program eliminated by IBHE's POP By Marc Chase Administration Reporter Th ' SIU Board nf Trush:c, decided Thursdav to l'liminatc the dnctoral progr.am in physical education at SIUC despite appeals from th.: program diri:ctor and students. t In a rr,·ommrml:11ion titkd l'ri(1rit\". Qualit, and l'rn,luctivit,·. th.: I ii inois .