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    14—The Daily Collegian Friday, April 22, 1983
imit adult businesses to downtovvn, commission says
Collegian Staff Writer
Arguing that high visibility would help to
deter pornography in the borough, the State
College Planning Commission last night rec
ommended that adult businesses be restricted
to the downtown commercial district.
The unanimous recommendation was one of
four the commission made as it narrowed a
series Of anti-pornography recommendations
made last month by the State College Munici
pal Council's special Ad Hoc Committee on
The downtown commercial district recom
mended for adult uses encompasses an area
along East and West College Avenue, between
McAllister Alley and South Atherton Street
back to Calder Way, and between Hiegter and
Sower streets back to Calder Way.
The commission took a 20-page report pre
pared by the ad hoc committee and narrowed
the focus of the borough's approach to regu
lating pornography by recommending a se
ries of zoning restrictions.
The commission went against the majority
recommendation of the ad hoc committee,
which proposed that adult businesses be re
stricted to a commercial district along South
Atherton Street.
The recommendations will be considered
by, the council at its May 2 meeting and the
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hearing on the zoning proposals.
In addition to restricting adult businesses to
the downtown, the commission also unani
mously recommended three other zoning
First, adult businesses should be 250 feet
from residential districts, churches, schools
or libraries. Also, adult businesses should be
separated by 1000 feet from other adult busi
Under this site and distance requirement, a
maximum of four adult businesses could be
located in the downtown, said Municipal
Zoning Officer Carl R. Hess.
With each block on College Avenue measur
ing about 400 feet long, an adult business
would have to locate at least two and a half
blocks from another adult business, Hess
The commission also considered setting up
a special "red light district" in the downtown,
similar to one in Boston, but that idea was
rejected because the borough's downtown
district is too small.
"With our small central business district,
even setting aside one block for adult uses
would negatively affect the two surrounding
blocks," Hess said. "We'd be running the risk
of a rippling effect throughout the doWn
Another commission recommendation
`You can't keep these adult
shops out, but they can be
controlled just like any
other business and that's
what we're trying to do.'
—John A. Dombroski,
council member
would ‘ require adult businesses to go through
the same conditional use permit procedure
that any new business has to gd through
before opening in the borough.
The regulations would be the same as for
any other business, except in the area of sign
requirements. Graphics on a sign would be
restricted in size and content; an adult busi
ness would be able only to use letters on a sign
and not graphic descriptions of what goes on
inside the premises
Another safeguard under the conditional
use permit procedure requires a public hear
ing to be scheduled by the the council before
the permit is granted.
The commission also endorsed the general
language and definitions of a proposed anti
pornography ordinance that would define
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whit an adult business is and where it will be
allowed to locate. •
The businesses that would fall under the
restrictions of the ordinance are: adult
Bookstores, specialty boutiques, adult movie
theaters, mini-motion picture theaters or
"peep shows," and cabarets.
Although no pornography shops are• now
located in the borough and none have ever
attempted to move in, council member John
A. Dombro . ski has led a seven-month crusade
to enact anti-pornagraphy legislation.
"You can't keep these adult shops out, but
they can be controlled just like any other
business and that's what we're trying to do,"
Donlbroski said.
The commission was asked by the council to
consider zoning changes needed to control
adult business in the borough. Dombroski has
argued that the borough needs legislation on
the books before any adult businesses attempt
to move in.
Without any regulations, which is the case
now, adult businesses can move into any
commercial or industrial district in the bo
rough as long as they meet zoning require
Dombroski, who chaired the ad hoc pornog
raphy committee, said that he recommended
to restrict adult businesses to the out-of-the
way South Atherton Street district instead of
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"We were considering the effects on the,
image of the downtown," Dombroski said.
"The next day, these shops are just there. I'd
hate like heck to have that right in the front of '
Old Main."
But the commission dismissed Dombroski'g
arguments to restrict the adult businesses to
South Atherton Street and also rejected
other committee proposal to restrict the adult
businesses to both commercial districts.
Several commission members said that the
South Atherton Street district included .seve
ral schools within its borders and they did not
want students to hang around these kind of
Other arguments made by the commission
for restricting adult businesses to the College
Avenue' district included that:
• Higher visibility in the center, of the.
downtown might deter persons from frequent-'
ing the adult businesses.
• Police enforcement would be easier in
the downtown.
• More open spaces in the South Atherton
Street district would provide parking space
for transient types, who are frequent custom
ers of adult businesses.
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ady taxers overcome aggressive Maryland, 8-3
Collegian Sports Writer
No one said it would be easy, but
the women's lacrosse team made
it look that way overcoming an
aggressive Maryland squad to win
8-3 yesterday at Lady Lion Field.
However, the tangle with the
Lady Terrapins left a battered
Lady Lion squad.
Penn State was determined not
to be intimidated by the Lady
Terpg, who handed Penn State
several scrapes throughout the
course of the battle.
Lady Lion Marsha Florio suf
fered a cut on her upper lip and
teammate Betsy Williams was
sent to get stitches at the end of the
game. Other Lady Lions acquired
a variety of bumps and bruises.
Penn State Head Coach Gillian
Rattray said the fact her team was
able to come back from these
types of advances is characteristic
of its winning attitude.
"After the Temple game we
decided that we would never allow
another team to intimidate us,"
Rattray said. "We proved that
today;, it was such a physical
game. We held extremely tough.
I'm very proud of them."
First half action provided proof
of the caliber of play the two
teams are capable of displaying.
Rattray said Penn State's tight
defense could be commended for
holding the Maryland offense to a
scoreless first half.
"We wouldn't let them near the
goal, instead we had to go out to
them," Rattray said. "We knew
we had to deny them the ball and
keepl the pressure on them. We
couldn't let them get any good
passes —that's very important."
Laurie Hoke scored the only
goal of the first half to give Penn
State a 1-0 advantage going into
what would prove to be a brutal
second half.
Lady Lion defensive wing Jane
Koffenberger said Maryland's of
fense showed a definite change in
its passes, connecting more in the,
second half. -
r! / 'l'he faCt that we were able to
hold them to• three goals is defi
nitely a compliment to the de
fense," Koffenberger said. "Their
passes did get better, they were
catching more of their passes and
that made a difference. I think this
is the best defensive game we've
Penn State goalie Lynn Mattson
said Maryland's scoring in the
second half had much to do with
the Lady Terrapins' improved
passing game
"They were catching a lot of
their passes," Mattson said. "But
they were also pulling out and
running a lot more. They played
differently and we had to adjust."
Penn State's second half scoring
attack started with a goal by Betsy
Williams, on an assist from Barb
Jordan, raising the score to 2-0.
The Lady Terrapins didn't give
up, however, coming back with
two goals within one Minute of
play, tying the game at 2-2, the
closest Maryland would get to the
Lady Lions.
But Penn State wasn't intim
idated either.
Florio broke the tie with 16:02
left in the game, the beginning of a
Lady Lion scoring drive in which
Penn State tallied four un
answered goals.
Rattray attributed the Lady Li
ons' superior offense in the second
half to their ability to win the draw
(Penn State won eight of 11 draws
in, the second half), and more
control of their passing game.
"Winning the draw was one of
the keys," Rattray said. "When
we won the draw, we were able to
take the ball out, and again, we
weren't initmidated. We had good
passes. Instead of taking shots at
the first opportunity we had, we
took more care.
"Maryland allows 4.5 goals per
game on the average. They are the
only team that has played a zone
against us for a whole game, so I
think eight is a high score. They
played Temple and tied them 3-3.
To score seven in the second half is
quite an accomplishment," she
Rattray said the Lady Lions'
performance against the Lady
Terps was the best of the season,
and that the team's play has be
come more balanced than ever
"This is the best game we've
played all season," Rattray said,
"There is traditionally a lot of
rivalry between us. We knew we'd
have to be aggressive and it
wouldn't be easy." They presented
a challenge and I think we did very
Although the physical costs
Penn State was forced to pay may
seem to be high, there was evi
dence that when determined to
score, the Lady Lions are nearly
Penn State will try to keep its
determination up as it travels to
West Chester for a match at 8
tomorrow night.
Lady Lion Jane Koffenberger (24) defends against a Maryland attacker in a game yesterday at Lady Lion Field. The women's lacrosse team downed the
Lady Terrapins 8.3 after only a 1.0 lead at halftime.
Lady. Lion defenpe dominant force
Collegian Sports Writer
we really wanted this one," Cohill said. "We just
When people think of the women's lacrosse went all out. At halftime we only had a one-goal
team, it's usually the offensive players that come lead (1-0), and we couldn't give up. There was
to mind. And with an average of 18 goals per some pressure on us when they tied the score (at
game, it is hard to forget them. . 2-2), but we stayed tight and worked well as a
But yesterday afternoon against a rough and
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tough Maryland squad it was the Lady; Lion ion —,.._. Working well as a team and becoming more
defense which was the dominant foreeTinie z tiWr''.' a go ess i v e were some of the things, ihe'il'efehe
again it stopped ihe Lady Terrapins short of the had needed to work on, and against the Lady
net, allowing only three goals and a hard-fought Terrapins its constant pressure and effective use
8-3 Penn State victory. of double teaming the ball prevented Maryland
While names such as Pattie Sue Ewan, Ellen
Cohill, Barb Jordan, Jane Koffenberger, Susie
Friedrich, Lynn Mattson and Sally Ratcliffe are
far from being household words, their sterling
defensive effort against the Lady Terrapins will
not soon be forgotten.
During the first half Penn State held Maryland
scoreless, and in the second 25 minutes the
agressive defense continued, something which
third man Cohill said it needed to do to win today.
"We were very aggressive today, and I think
from getting untracked offensively.
Much of the Lady Terrapins problem on offense
against Penn State was due to bad passing, and
Maryland Head Coach Sue Tyler said it was a
combination of good defense by the Lady Lions
and sloppy play on the part of her squad which
kept the score down.
"We are not a high scoring team (8.3 average),
and our inability to throw and catch today hurt us
Knicks to meet Sixers
York Knicks advanced to the sec
ond.round of the NBA playoffs last
night after Truck Robinson had
nine of his 22 points during a 28-10
second-quarter blitz that lifted
them to a 105-99 victory over met
ropolitan rival New Jersey for a
two-game sweep of the Nets.
The Knicks will face the Phila
delphia 76ers, who had the best
regular season record in the NBA,
in the first game of their best-of
seven Eastern Conference semifi
nal series starting Sunday in Phil
Nicklaus recovers to take lead
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Jack
Nicklaus, whose ailing back
forced him to withdraw from the
Masters, fired his best round of the
year, a 7-under-par 65, and took a
two-stroke lead after the first
round of the $400,000 Tournament
of Champions yesterday.
Nicklaus, 43, the only five-time
winner of this elite event that
brings together only the winners of
PGA Tour titles from the last 12
months, often has noted that he
has come into the Tournament of
Champions on a letdown from the
"I didn't have an opportunity to
have a Masters letdown this
year," said Nicklaus, who suf
fered severe back spasms in Au
gusta, Ga., and withdrew from the
second round of the Masters.
"I had built myself up for Au
gusta, prepared well, had my
game in good shape. And I didn't
get a chance to use it. Maybe I'm
having some carry-over from
that," said Nicklaus, who birdied
all the par-5 holes on the 6,911 -yard
La Costa Country Club course and
dropped a couple of putts in the 30-
foot range.
"Obviously, I played well," said
The Daily Collegian
in victory
offensively," Tyler said. "But much of the credit
has to go to the Penn State defense. They had
several nice double teams, and their overall
aggressive play was a big factor (in the out
Although the defense has been consistent all
season, sometimes it seemed to suffer from
lapses, and these lapses often resulted in goals.
But •today, the Penn State defenders played' 50
minutes of solid lacrosse something' which
cover point Ewan said she was waiting for.
"Maryland has a good team, but today it was
just time for us to put it all together (defensive
ly)," Ewan said. "Against Temple we noticed
some things we were not doing correctly, but
today we made the necessary changes and
played our best game of the year."
Playing well as a team is something Penn State
has had no problems with all year long. At the
beginning of the season Head Coach Gillian
Rattray said this team works as well together as
any team she has had.
the first basket of the second half
to give New York a 64-39 lead, but
then the Nets started their desper
ate attempt to get back into the
game. Four consecutive points by
Albert King cut the deficit to 74-66
with 2:21 to go in the third quarter,
and it was 80-70 at the end of the
Then the Nets scored the first
four points of the final period to
make it 80-74. But Sly Williams
scored six points to lead a 9-2 run
that reestablished a 13-point mar
the man who has won a record 17
major professional titles. "It's my
low score of the year. Not only did
I play well, I putted well, and
that's a nice thing to have hap
Lanny Wadkins, the defending
champion and the first man off the
tee, hustled around the course in
two hours, 50 minutes and shot a 67
that could have been much better.
He missed four times from about
six feet. "That was great. I can't
remember not having to wait,"
said Wadkins, one of the fastest
players in the game.
Also at 67 were Hal Sutton, who
holed a bunker shot for a birdie on
the 10th, and Gary Koch.
PGA champion Ray Floyd had a
Craig Stadler, Johnny Miller
and Tom Kite, this year's leading
money-winner, were at 69.
Tom Watson, Player-of-the-
Year for five of the.last six seasons
and current holder of the U.S. and
British Open titles, continued to
have his difficulties. Watson, who
has not won this season and
missed the cut in his last start,
struggled to a 4-over-par 76.
Friday, April 22