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THE ROTUNDA VOL. LVII

LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA

State Food Prices Drop Farmville up 2.6% beans, oranges, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, peaches, corn FARMVILLE, VA. - The new tomatoes, and sugar. Evaporated year started on a rather sour note milk, bananas, and tomato soup for local food shoppers. Food were priced the same as last prices in January went up 2.6 per month. cent from December levels. A comparison of the local When compared to January of situation to other parts of the 1981, the local consumer fared state is shown in the table below. somewhat better. The January The figures for Richmond, 1982 market basket cost $60.90 in Northern Virginia, and Norfolklocal stores, compared to $60.80 a Virginia Beach-Portsmouth were provided by the Department of year ago. In the latest market basket Labor and Industry in Richmond. survey, the price of 22 food items Showing the largest yearly went up, 15 went down, and three decline among the four areas of stayed the same from the the state was Northern Virginia FROM PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Farmville Richmond Northern Virginia Norfolk-Va. Beach-Portsmouth

previous month. Accounting for the rather sharp rise in January were higher prices for flour, corn flakes, bread, soda crackers, round steak, bacon, hot dogs, frozen haddock, tuna fish, cheese, milk, frozen orange juice, apples, cabbage, lettuce, peas, coffee, cola drinks, shortening, peanut butter, margarine, and grape jelly. Prices went down for hamburger, pork chops, fryers, ice cream, eggs, frozen green

Arrid deodorant, Alpo dog food, Windex cleaner, Jergen's hand lotion, 9-Lives cat food, Tide detergent, and Top Job cleaner. Sharp decreases in prices were found for Dial soap, Bounty towels, GE light bulbs, Hershey's candy bars, Reader's Digest, Bic Fine Point pens, Pledge furniture polish, Kleenex tissue, I^ggs panty hose, Downy fabric softener, notebook paper, Evereariy batteries, Wrigley's chewing gum, Johnson's cotton swabs, Lysol spray, and Prell shampoo. Local gasoline prices followed

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(8.5 per cent). Farmville is still the highest priced area. It is surprising in comparing the four areas that the Richmond area presently enjoys the lowest food prices in the state. In addition to the local market basket, the Economics Seminar class also took prices of the "Farmville Trivia Basket" in January. The sharpest quarterly increases in this basket were for Budweiser beer, Marlboro cigarettes, Crest toothpaste,

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1982

NO. 15

News Briefs By BILL BRENT NATIONAL Last week President Reagan met with Egyptian President Muborak in Washington. Muborak said the "key to peace" in the Middle East is the Palestinian problem. Both agree adhering "to the Camp David accord and the autonomy talks" as crucial elements in dealing with the Palentinian issue. The U. S. Labor Department reports unemployment dropped to 8.5 per cent in January from 8.9 per cent in December. The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting next year's federal deficit to be in excess of $150 billion. But Reagan Administrators are predicting a $90 billion deficit. Congressional opposition is strong toward alternative and sharp spending cuts. WORLD Great Britain has joined the United States in imposing sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Union since martial law was established last December. Travel restrictions, purchasing fish and technical cooperation are sanctioned. China is now willing to talk with the U. S. and set a time limit for American military sales to Taiwan.

Last week in Moscow, Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev called for a two-thirds reduction in U. S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear weapons in Europe by 1990. Brezhnev criticized the U. S. for comthe general state and national bining arms talks progress to other issues, namely Poland. trend. Except for Texaco which went up slightly, the prices for Exxon, East Coast, and Imperial gasoline went down during the quarter. The Farmville market basket and trivia basket are projects of Despite recent budget cuts, available at both public and the Economics Seminar class at there are funds available for private institutions. Scholarships Longwood College. The studies are financially supported by the applicants who demonstrate and grants are offered by all postLongwood College Foundation need. There are federal grants, secondary institutions in the and work-study state. Longwood College urges all and are under the direction of Dr. loans, employment. State grants are prospective or returning students Anthony B. Cristo. to seek information about financial aid from their financial aid officer at the institution of their choice. Because application deadlines vary, students should make this contact immediately. Longwood's financial aid application deadline is April 1. The director of financial aid is Marvin L. Ragland, Jr., telephone 392-9339.

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Photo by Joe Johnson The Robin Thompson Band Ignited Mardl Gras Weekend last Friday night In Jarman auditorium.

Page 2 Rusty Roxx rolls over the bee-bop music and grasps "fusion-rock" in Rookorner. Page 3 Movie reviews are not always movie reviews. Cinderella and Joe Johnson will tell you why. Page 6 H-SC grapplers remain undefeated in their series with I/Migwood. Page 7 Lady Cagers split two. Men's Basketball leads nation in scoring.


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Music Festival Highlights Black History Month By FELICIA MANN "Keep me terd", "I'm gonna Praise Him", "I must tell Jesus", are some of the songs heard in Jarman auditorium Feb. 7,1982. This concert sponsored by Brothers And Sisters In Christ of BASIC. Gospel Choir was the second of several events scheduled for Black History month. The BASIC choir formed a workshop featuring guest artist Carry Yarbrough on Feb. 6, which included four other gospel groups. They are, Black Voices of U.Va., New Beginnings for VCU Jerusalem Youth Choir of Goochland, Va., and the

Majesties of Farmville. They met in Wygal music building on Saturday for six hours of rehearsal. Carry Yarbrough, who taught the workshop, is a native of Pittsylvania County Va. He was an honor Graduate of VCU and is now teaching in the Richmond public school system. Mr. Yarbrough's most recent attribute to gospel music in the recording of one of his gospel works on the Gospel Festival I,p from the Richmond area. Three of his songs were taught in the workshop and performed on the program in a mass choir.

Concert Choir Performs at Washington and Lee By CINDY CORELL The tengwood College Concert Choir travelled to Lexington Friday to perform in two concerts with The Washington and Lee University Glee Club and Show Choir. The choir left campus Friday morning and arrived at Rockbridge High School where they put on an hour long concert with the W&L Show Choir. Following this, the choir went to the W&L campus for a rehearsal in tee Chapel and a short tour of the campus. The W&L Glee Club provided dinner and entertained their guests with a performance

from their Show Choir. At 8:00 p.m., before an audience of about 125 people in Lee Chapel, the W&L Brass and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Stewart, the tengwood College Concert Choir, directed by Mrs. Pauline Haga, and the W&L Glee Club and Show choir, directed by Gordon Spice, put on Washington and tee University's Winter Concert. Each group performed for approximately twenty minutes and then all three groups combined to perform "0 Clap Your Hands" by Ralph Vaughn Williams, directed by Gordon Spice.

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- MOW OPEN SUNDAYS 4 Til 9 By RUSTV KOXX Back in the early '70's, a group of rockers came out of Chicago with a vengeance. Chicago, of course. They had what was then termed a fusion style: jazz-rock. Well, fans in 1982, the word is out. Jazz if back. Big Time. Not the "Big bands"! which will never come back) but jazz-rock or fusion is back in an updated role and selling more records than ever. Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears have, regretfully, disappeared from the chart but in their place is a new breed of jazz-rocker. Grover Washington, Jr. released "Just the Two of Us" this summer and it created a tremendous success. Besides reviving a fantastic vocalist (Bill Withers) it allowed for some good jamming from Grover . . . and it went gold. Chuck Mangione is still reeling from the success of "Feels So Good" and Earth, Wind and Fire survive disco to remain the best band in America working on a funk-rock format. But those lucky few whe attended the S-UN production of the Washington, I). C.-based

Gene Cotton uses audience participation.

Soviet Interests Spark Work By JOHNEL BROWN "Yes, I suppose I'll be here forever," he chuckled as he told me of his fifteenth year teaching at Longwood. Dr. James Crowl decided in undergraduate school at Davis Elkins that he wanted to teach history. He later chose Soviet History as his major, and worked to earn his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Crowl is now a Farmville resident and very pleased with teaching and working with the students here at Longwood. test year, Dr. Crowl was a member of the inter-fraternity council, and this year he is actively involved with Sigma Phi Epsilon as their chapter advisor. He spoke highly of the members of the fraternity and you can always find a group of SPE's in Dr. Growl's office and holding informal rap sessions. When I asked about his activities or interests outside of work here at tengwood, Dr. Crowl looked stunned as though there was no life outside of tengwood and searched the room for traces of life elsewhere. Finally as though he'd stumbled into awakening, he remembered

The Rebirth of Fusion group Natural Bridge really know how exciting fusion can be. Natural Bridge stormed through two tempestuous sets, breaking all the rules of what fusion rock ought to be. And they were awesome. After a couple years of country rock it is great to have fusion back. Those who missed Natural Bridge ought not to be scorned — but pitied. Natural Bridge is riding on a brand new form that has been created in only the past few years. A style where the excitement of jazz meets the energy of rock 'n' roll. Surely if they had warmed up for Robbin Thompson, he would have been

Photo by Joe Johnson

blown off the stage. It would not be as surprising if in 1983 Natural Bridge would be a chart-bound band and not Thompson's band of

.1 suppose I'll be here forever." that he did enjoy adventurous indulgences like canoeing, fishing, and playing bridge with the Cristo's — now that's adventurous! (Except maybe for the bridge!) In late December, Dr. Crowl produced a more climatic and significant piece of workmanship than playing bridge with the Cristo's. His efforts of over three years of research and refinement

manifested into his first published book, Angels in Stalins Paradise: Western Reporters in Soviet Russia 1917-1937 — a Case Study of Louis Fischer and Walter Duranty. A rather expendable title, I inquired to its meaning, and Dr. Crowl told me the story of two American reporters, who for paradoxical reasons, chose to create (Continued on Page 8)

died in the 60's and now is more alive than rock. This new fusion style is less handcuffed than that of Chicago; it doesn't rely on a given type of sound. Gino Vanelli, for instance, handles fusion much differently than George Benson who is worlds away from Weather Report. In fact, there are so many different flavors that are available that the line between Jazz and Rock is more blurred than ever. In fact, ever since Miles Davis announced that he could form a better rock 'n' roll band than Hendrix (something which he has failed to do) jazz

decrease respect for the mighty Maynard Ferguson Herbie Hancock and Stanley Clarke are two more great players who have lost their early promise. But how refreshing it is when the results are positive. . . Zappa, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and Dizzy Gillespie. Even the Stones have flirted with jazz. Natural Bridge is just the latest installment. Sometimes jazz-rock is just a watered down version of both but Natural Bridge proved to all that it is a dynamic and viable form. The one guy who shouted "Freebird" was met with no response except everyone wondering what cultural vacuum he had come out of... and if that was all he wanted why didn't he sit in his room and play "Freebird" until his ears fell off (which wouldn't take long). No one else is complaining and let's hope the current marriage of Jazz & Rock is a happy one and lasts a long time. Coming up: A three-part series: "Is Rock Art?" I'd like your help with this question and would appreciate your response at Box 606. Be fun and have good, 'til next week.

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mel with no response except everyone wondering whal cultural vacuum he had come out of... mediocres. Or worse, Fat Ammonds and his beach music. Fat will be gone ... (soon I envision a giant Dietac consuming the former Rhondell). But, jazz ... oh, my, it nearly

and rock have grown steadily interdependent on one and the other. Sometimes the results are negative, and results in "canned music" (read: junk). Witness the


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The Waterworks Players under the direction of Mr. Dudley Suave will present Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood — a play for voices. The play will be presented Thursday night, February 11, at Hampden-Sydney. Curtain will be at 8:00 o'clock. Dr. Rosemary Sprague, who has worked extensively with the play, said, "It will be an opportunity for the students to see some good acting. They will also enjoy the musical hall humor. It is essentially a comedy, with some serious spots. It was a tremendous success when played in New York"

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Louise Dimlcell will be performing in the Gold Room tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Ma. DlmlceU has performed at schools like the University of Texas to St. Bonaventure. This will be her second engagement at Longwood. The concert will be free.

Dimicelli to Perform in Spotlight Convert FROM PROMOTIONAL SERVICES In the past few years, Ix>uise Filled with energy and creativity, Louise delights her has emerged as a singeraudiences with pure, wide- songwriter with growing appeal ranging vocals, innovative and a gift for leaving the musical arrangements and an audience with the warm feeling irresistible spirit. With equal of having Deen a P31* °* ner ease she can squeeze the last music. She has completed many drop out of her own sassy blues successful college tours from the song "Sleepy", cartwheel state of New York to Washington through a jazz improvisation of state; developing strong rapport "Glory of Love" or render an with audiences in Illinois, New York, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin exquisite tender ballad.

and Arkansas. She has displayed tremendous virtuosity by appearing alone or in concert with such greats as Odetta and Martin Mull. As explained by one reviewer, "In a finely shaped piece of wood there is solidity and gentle movement of the intricate grain. In Louise Dimiceli there is the same beauty."

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Dear Joanie

Your Turn Business Majors Defended Editor, The Rotunda: This letter is in response to your highly questionable editor's turn concerning the choice of major fields that people pursue. In the first place, I am not quite ready to accept your unfounded generalities about my major or the future plans I may wish to pursue as a result of that major. Also, it needs to be pointed out to you that people succeed or fail not majors. If I had to bet my municipal bonds which any business or Economics major knows are not very good investments, I'd say that there are a lot more career opportunities for accountants and other business majors than there are for English majors. Unless I'm highly misinformed I don't see any alternatives for you except as an English teacher or an author. Unless you are extremely good, which may not be the case, you will be an unpublished author; unpublished authors are a dime-a-dozen. They are the ones that "will be searching trash cans for food and the classified section of the newspaper." Upon finding this section of the paper, it would only further frustrate the already frustrated English major, as the

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employment section is rather large for qualified accountants but is extremely small for English teachers and authors. As a final point, I just want to say that this is not an attack on the editor, his staff, or the English department. I merely want the credibility of the business department defended. When we graduate we are qualified and competent. But, indeed, it is true our search for a job will be a difficult one, just as it is for many college graduates these days. Dallas Bradbury Editor's Note: The editor is sorry you missed the point of his column. If you go back and reread it you would find that it was not "an attack" on majors but the attitudes of students in any major. The misconceived notion that college will guarantee jobs and lucrative income is ridiculous. "When we graduate we are qualified and competent" is a pile of bologna. You did strike gold though when you agreed ... "it is true our search for a job will be a difficult one." Yet students here are not using the placement services available to them.

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Don't Sacrifice Dear Joanie, I am going out with a great guy. The only problem is that he has Herpes. He does not think I know about it but all I have to do is look at all of his old girl friends. It is terrible! Should I break up with him or sacrifice my lips? Signed SCARED OF SCABS IN TABB Dear Scared, First of all he is a great guy.

Don't break up with him. Next, I do not know if you have kissed him yet. Regardless, your chances of getting this crusty germ sometime in your life are very high. So why not go ahead and get it now? Also, please enclose $6.50 for a tube of Joanies Herpes Cream and mail it to: Dear Joanie c-o Art Thinklighter, Pier 67, New York, New York 10026.

Geist Sponsors Blood-Drive Green Rooms. Training for all areas of bloodmobile work will be included — pre-registration, donor workers, medical observers, and canteen area. Those who complete the training session will be certified to work There will be a training session bloodmobiles anywhere. Sign-up for Bloodmobile workers on to work the Geist Bloodmobile Tuesday, February 16, 1-3 and (two-hour shifts) at the training 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Red-White- session.

The Geist Bloodmobile is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 and 25, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the RedWhite-Green Rooms of Lankford. The quota is 150 pints.

NOTICE: Longwood Disciplinary Procedure — After February 2, 1982, the disciplinary procedures appearing on pp 108-110 of the Student Handbook will not necessarily apply to Honor Board investigations and hearings; those appearing on page 61 will apply — as they do for Area Boards. This change results in having only one guaranteed disciplinary procedure for all student boards.

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21 Lancers Selected For Who's Who The 1982 edition of WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLIJ^GES will carry the names of 21 students from lx>ngwood College, who have been selected as being among the country's most outstanding campus leaders. Campus nonimating committees and editors of the annual director}' have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and future potential. They join an elite group of students selected from more than 1,300 institutions of higher

learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations. Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934. Students named this year from Longwood College are: Patricia A. Bowman, Dallas A. Bradbury, William E. Brent, Bethann Clark, Brenda N. Coleman, Bonnie J. Conner, Frank R. Creasy, Betsy D. Delong, Kimberly E. Fuhr, Sharon L. Harrup, Beth E. Joles, Christi A. Lewis, Victoria L. Mathewson, Ann H. Normand, Grace A. Rogers, Marguerite L. Roller, Mary D. Sewell, Mary L. Slade, Betty L. Smith, Debra L. Spencer, Pamela K. Updike.


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—Movie Keview— Cinderella and Prince Vicious By JOE JOHNSON Walt Disney is back. Cinderella in her gilded white gown and fragile glass slippers is once again filling the pre-pubescent dreams of little boys and girls. I could not review this movie. What if the characters were stereotypic, unhumorous, trite even. Would I be able to face my own coveted youth, knowing I had been so easily bamboozled? Of course not, but there are some fascinating aspects to the tale just the same. For instance, have you ever tried to figure out what decade Cinderella takes place in, for that matter what century? There were fairy godmothers in 1860 but not in 1862? It is timeless, right?, a fairytale set adrift in the 4th dimension. But what would happen if we plucked Cinderella out of the stream we go a-fishin in and set her right here in 1982. Gave her a parrot green wraparound, Izod sweater and Agner shoes. Put her in a college somewhere on the east coast and let her have three very rotten

suite-mates, who wear leather jackets with zippers in the appropriate places. We would get a preppie Cinderella in Punk Rock Land. Cinderella hops into the room,

do our nomework." "That's right", continued Sado, whose hair is died neon blue, "You can't come to no punk rock party with us — you have work to do, here, eat your cornflakes."

to that party," she finally decides and slips into her father's old army jacket and jabs a safety pin through her cheek and starts walking. Four white mice and apumpkir

Don't ask me why she's eating cornflakes for supper—this is a fairy tale—remember? her bright pink ribbon bouncing on her back. "Where are ya'U going to, you look absolutely ravishing." Maso, one of the three punk sisters (Maso, Sado and Fato) says, with steel studs gleaming eloquently on her jacket, "we're going to a wild punk party with Elvis Costello, Devo, the B-62's and the King of Punk Sid Vicious. "Ohh can I go too," squeals Cinderella with her ruby lipstick dripping. Fato, who has just put the finishing touches on her facial (pin through the cheek and shaved eyebrows) says, "Hell no, you prissie preppie, you have to

(Don't ask me why she's eating kindly stop her and give her a cornflakes for supper — this is a ride. She, of course, does not fairytale — remember?) realize she is hitching a ride with So Cindy sits down to eat her four white mice and a punkin — cornflakes as the three punk she thinks it is a checker cab. pistols shoot off into the night. "1133 Forty Second Street and Unfortunately, some PCP the don't spare the gas." punksters (no punkettes — no To make a long story short she gender in Punk Land) had been goes to the party, meets Sid sprinkling into their joints is on a Vicious and falls madly in love. tray right along side the sugar (Of course we all know Sid and Cindy does not know the Vicious is dead, but necrophilia difference. is nothing new to punksters, Shortly, dragons are swimming However, she has to leave at out of electrical sockets and the twelve to get her suitemates walls start melting. "Far out," homework done, but not before says Cindy, who thinks her hand Sid Vicious pulls the pin out of her is growing daffodils. "I am qoing cheek. The next day he is cruising

the campus looking for a cheek to match the pin. He knocks on Cindy's suite. "Hi, I'm looking for a vicious blond in an army jacket that was..." Fato screams, Sado c aints, Maso yells "Jesus! it's Sid Vicious," and Cindy comes bopping out with a Pappagalo multi colored handbag and pink button-down. "Oh Hi, Sid darling — I was hoping you'd stop by." Sid is overwhelmed. "What a great idea — colors, I can see it now, lime green, puke pink, yicky yellow — a new fad, I'll be at the top again Baby — where did you get all the crazy costumes?" "At Leggetts." "Is that anything like the Salvation Army?" He does not wait for the reply but fits the pin back into her cheek and they are married by a local D.J. And so, as the story goes, the not so handsome punk prince (you wouldn't be handsome either if you'd been dead for 3 years) and the preppie Cinder a 11a, lock cheeks and live happily ever after.

Field Botany Class Offers New Insights Into Nature by Joe Johnson "People tend to be frightened of the natural environment, because they're not familiar with it. If you keep your eyes open and your mouth shut nothing will happen that isn't expected." Dr. David Briel draws a breath and continues, "Of course what you wear is important — don't go through a poison ivy patch wearing a bikini." And a bikini definitely wouldn't be the proper attire for the sixcredit Longwood Summer Field School in Botany directed by Dr. Breil. The field course offered for the first time at Longwood College, will be held during the second session of summer school from July 5 through August 6. "We're hoping to get people who like watching National Geographic on the tube to realize that those types of exotic things are right here in their own backyard. They should go outside and look at these things for themselves. "The Piedmont region forms a large resourceful area, not only for Virginia but elsewhere in the southeastern states. This summer school field school will let the people who are interested — and there are no prerequisites to this course (except curiosity) — to get down on their hands and Knees and examine these plants, work with them. "The course will be studying different kinds of plant communities, using special tools and simple identification manuals. We will be doing such things as measureing growth, watching the different rates of change which occur between plant communities (succession) and identifying the common trees, ferns, herbs, and mosses that occur on the Piedmont. The influence of cflmate, topography.

we went down to areas like the Seashore Park that have Spanish moss, was an infestation of red bugs when the students tried to bring the moss back with them "The big plus to this is being able to go out in the field during the summer, in the past the only time allotted for such field trips was during the fall or winter and the plants are dormant during these months. "There is some unusual plant growth around here too. 1 bet you didn't know we had Canadian hemlock trees in our own backyard or, for that matter, cacti creeping along the rock up (Continued on Page 8)

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Student Booster

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Club By KAY SCHMIDT Longwood's Student Athletic Booster Club held its first meeting last Tuesday with Athletic Director Carolyn Hodges and several students present. The group discussed its objectives (1) to promote athletic events at Longwood, (2) to increase attendance at home games, and (3) to arouse school spirit in students. Plans for the club include, promoting all sports by announcing games on the Longwood radio station (WUTA) and putting up signs around school, obtaining local high school bands to play at home games, sponsoring bus trips for students to big away games (men's basketball at Liberty Baptist, women's basketball at VAIAW State Tournament), getting a mascot (Lancer) for home games, and sitting together as a group to cheer at games. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 9 (today) in Lancer Hall, Room 208. Officers will be elected. All students interestea are welcome to attend.

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Wrestlers Host Four-Team Match Saturday and the addition of Mike Hackett will enhance their The Longwood wrestling team, chances in pulling out a winning which now stands 7-7, season. Hackett, a 118 pounder, participates in the Capitol has been suffering from a torn Collegiate Tournament (DC) muscle and has been out of action Tuesday and hosts a four team for two weeks. match with Townson St., Loyola Lancer Hall will be the site of a and Newport News Apprentice four team event that features Saturday at Lancer Hall. Action Townson St., Loyola, Newport begins at 1:00. News Apprentice and the In last week's action, the homestanding Lancers. lancers lost to the Tigers of Longwood has already defeated Hampden-Sydney by a 37-15 Newport News 33-15 and won over margin, and were 1-2 in a four Steve Albeck (left) and Joe Bass (right) won their matches Loyola 25-21 in last year's against Hampden-Sydney photo from Sports Info team match that boasted three competition. Townson St., who Division I schools, Saturday. beat the Lancers 47-6 last season, In the Lancers' loss to will field one of the stronger Hampden-Sydney, three teams, but Coach Nelson believes For the second time this season I/)ngwood grapplers came away that Newport News will also be a and the 5th time in his two-year with wins. Steve Albeck, a 142 threat. career, Jerome (The Cobra) pounder, and Dana Dunlap, a 167 "They (Newport News) are a Kersey (Clarksville) has been pounder, recorded pins over their hundred per cent better than named Longwood College Player Tiger opponents. Joe Bass, a 177 when we wrestled them earlier in of the Week for the period pounder, edged out Neil Huffman the season," said the coach. "We January 29-February 5. Player of of Hampden-Sydney 12-8. will have to wrestle them tough if the Week is chosen by the Saturday, the Lancers, who we expect to have a chance to Longwood Sports Information were the only non-Division I win." Office. team, traveled to VMI and were An all-around excellent performer in his sophomore season, Kersey had 18 points and seven rebounds in a 72-67 loss to Radford, 26 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in a 94-86 win over West Virginia Tech and 16 points and six rebounds in a tough JEROME KERSEY 84-78 loss to Virginia State. Currently averaging 11.6 (249) and blocked shots (32). In rebounds and 17.3 points, Kersey addition, he broke his one-game is already Longwood's career rebounding record this season rebounding leader with 435. The when he pulled down 20 against 6-7 forward has had 19 slam Armstrong State. dunks, 54 assists and 34 steals in With 749 career points already, addition to his scoring and Kersey is well on his way to rebounding this season. scoring 1,000 points, a feat he A strong All-America should achieve early next season. candidate, Kersey has ranked all The sophomore may also top the season among the top rebounders 1,000 rebound mark before he's in NCAA Division II. Last season through. he finished 11th in field goal The son of Mr. and Mrs. percentage at 62.9. Herman Kersey of Clarksville, Kersey holds Longwood season Kersey is a graduate of Bluestone The Longwood Wrestling Team, pictured above in a 37-15 lots to Hampden-Sydney will be at records for field goals (197), field High School. He's majoring in home Sat. for a four-team tournament. goals attempted (313), rebounds Social Work. greeted with two losses of 49-2 to Duke and 39-10 to the homestanding Keydets. Ixmgwood did manage to gain a decisive 51-12 victory over East Tennessee State. Bright spots of the matches included a 2-1 showing by Steve Albeck and Joe Bass. Bass* overall record now stands at 12-4, a great achievement considering he has only been wrestling since January. Albeck boasts a 13-9 mark. The Lancers were outclassed by Division I power VMI and ACC member Duke, but Coach Steve Nelson thought his grapplers showed more consistency than in the Hampden-Sydney match. "It was a challenge for our kids, but we got to see what they could do against the best," said Nelson. "Considering the caliber of competition, we wrestled better." The grapplers will try to get back in their winning ways on

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SPORTS Lady Cagers Split Two By KAY SCHMIDT Longwood's women's asketball team defeated ridge water Wednesday 6(K57, ut fell to highly ranked UNCreensboro Saturday 74-67. reshman, Florence Holmes led ith a 40-point, 21-rebound total l the two games. The tedy lancers are now 6-11 overall, and 7 in VAIAW Div. II. This week the lady cagers have Bvo conference games scheduled, ongwood visits George Mason uesday and hosts Liberty aptist Saturday night at 7:30. Wednesday's win over ridgewater was a close, see-saw attle. Although dogwood led 33at the half, the Eagles came ^ck in the second half to tie the

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score 57-57. With less than a minute left on the clock, Cindy Eckel hit one of longwood's men's basketball two free throws to put the I^ady Lancers ahead 58-57. After team, 12-5, now ranks as the Bridgewater missed a shot, highest scoring Division II team Ixmg wood's Robin Powell canned in the country, according to two free throws with 19 seconds NCAA Stats compiled Thursday. left to cap the victory. Holmes The lancers are averaging 87.9 had 19 points and 12 rebounds points per game to top Division while Mariana Johnson scored 10 II. In addition, Ixmgwood is 4th in points and Powell 9. Saturday, Longwood faced field goal percentage, Jerome UNC-Greensboro, ranked second Kersey is seventh in rebounding in NCAA Division III. The Lady and guard Mike McCroey is 9th in Lancers led by as much as 12 field goal percentage. The Lancers, who won two of points (18-6) early in the first three last week and face half, but the Lady Spartans (NJ) tonight evened things up at the half 33-33 Monmouth and went on to a 74-67 win, their (Continued on Page 8)

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(Monday), visit Atlantic Christian Thursday night in a game that was snowed out earlier and District of Columbia, ranked 11th, Saturday night. Longwood polished off West Virginia Tech Monday night 9486, lost to 14th ranked Virginia State 84-78 Thursday and routed Rutgers-Camden 94-69 Saturday night in action last week. The Lancers rallied from 12 down in the second half to go ahead of Virginia State 76-74 but lost in the final moments. Kersey sat out 13 minutes of the fin* half with three fouls, but came back to score 14 points in the second half. Longwood head coach Cal Luther is closing in on a major milestone of his career. Luther has a career mark of 298-199 and may well equal the 300 victory mark this week. Luther, in his 21st year coaching, gained most of those wins at Div. I Murray

State in Kentucky. Sophomore Jerome (THE COBRA) Kersey, Longwood's leading scorer (17.4) and rebounder (11.6), also tops the team in another category' — slam dunks. The 6-7 forward has jammed the ball through the rim 22 times. He also has 54 assists, 34 steals and 15 blocked shots while shooting 59 per cent from the floor. Longwood got 20 points from Ron Orr, 19 from Kersey and 15 from Joe Remar in whipping homestanding Rutgers-Camden Saturday night. Mike McCroey, Remar and Orr are all averaging around 15 points per game. McCroey, 15.5 and Orr and Remar, 14.9 give Longwood tremendous scoring balance. In addition, McCroey is shooting 63.4 per cent from the floor, Orr 62 per cent and Remar 59 per cent.

Hoping to bounce back from a loss Saturday to state rival Radford, the Longwood gymnastics team will be hosting Duke and Maryland-Baltimore County Tuesday night. This meet is an important one for the Lady Lancers as they try to even up their 2-4 record. Duke defeated Longwood in their first meeting two years ago, but Longwood has successfully stopped MarylandBaltimore County twice in as many years. The meet begins at 7:00. The 134.55-131.55 defeat at the hands of Radford gave Ixmgwood its fourth loss of the season, but the Lady lancers did manage to set two new school records. The team score of 131.55 broke the previous record of 128.75. Freshman Dayna Hankinson also set a new I/mgwood high with her 8.75 in floor exercise. The former high was 8.65. Individual placers for the team were: Hankinson — 1st floor, 5th Kathy Idelson (below). 2nd all-around and Monica Chandler all-around; Kelly Crepps — 1st (above) 3rd all-around vs. Radford. vaulting; Kathy Idelson — 2nd all-around, 3rd vaulting, tied 3rd vaulting, 4th beam, tied 4th floor. After hosting Duke and UMBC bars, 5th beam, 5th floor; and Tuesday, the team will travel to Monica Chandler — 3rd allaround, 4th bars, tied 4th William & Mary, Saturday.

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tremendous cover-ups of events taking place in Russia. One of the reporters, Fischer, was a I>enin biographer, and held little respect for the American capitalistic society and wanted to create a pleasant, working picture of the Soviet Union for the American public. Duranty, on the other hand, was motivated by a less honorable incentive. He was being paid great sums of money by the Soviets. "What sort of cover up?" I asked. The two reporters were denying rumours of the famines and losses of thousands of lives in Russia Dr. Crowl's interest in the et Union spawned the idea for his book. There'd never been a comparison or case study of the two reporter's, but after researching Or. Crowl found contrasts and similarities in the en. and thus the creation of Angels in Stalin's Paradise. On a lighter note, I concluded the interview by asking Dr. Crowl, (although probably somewhat biased>how the History and Government Department of I/ongwood compared to those of other colleges and universities in Virginia. Longwood students, being primarily English or Business majors tend to overlook other strengths in the curriculum offered. The History and Government Department, according to Dr. Crowl compares favorable to those of other Virginia schools. He credited his colleagues and pointed out that many in the department have published or are working on books. Dr. Crowl is proud of the department, and of his latest accomplishment and his interest in the students of Longwood.

Lady lagers (Continued from Page 7) 14th against two losses.

Holmes scored 21, Eckel 16 and Robin Hungate 12 while Powell tied her own school record by handing out 8 assists. Hungate continues to lead the VAIAW in free throw percentage with 37 for 45 for 82.2 per cent. Holmes ranks 7th in rebounding (9.8) and sixth in scoring (14.2).

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