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—The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 10, 1984
Lebanese skiers not
concerned with medals
By LARRY GERBER
Associated Press Writer
SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia Ask
Olympic skier Tony Succar how
things are at home and he may roll
up his right sleeve to show you his
Biographies of other athletes list
past World Cup and Olympic per
formance, but Succar's just says:
"Born in Lebanon, lives in Leb
Succar and the other three
members of the Lebanese team
are all skiers, but they're . not
counting on Olympic medals even
though Lebanese have longt xperi
ence at the Winter Games.
For one thing, factional fighting
makes a complicated business of
getting to the slopes outside Beirut
for training. The team says it all
depends on who is shooting where,
and there's usually not enough
money to go abroad for competi
tion and practice.
"You see, because of the situa
tion, we can't ask the government
to give us more, because they
have, I think, a bigger problem
than ours," said Serge Axiotiades.
The skiers' problems include
expert training and equipment.
Last year there was a coach from
Austria, but "maybe the situation
is not so good for him now," said
Succar. They buy their own equip
ment, at a discount, from a friend
of the team.
"We are not professionals," said
Succar, who lives in Beirut and
has been skiing only a couple of
times this season. He took refuge
from fighting in a Beirut basement
the night before Sunday's flight to
Sarajevo. Shells were falling near
the airport when the team's plane
took off, he says.
Nabil Khalil has gotten in more
practice time. He lives in the re
sort of Faraya, about 40 kilome
ters outside Beirut, and is tanned
from daily skiing. "Everything is
open" at the resort, except when
shells are falling nearby, he said.
Edyvard Samen, who carried the
Lebanese flag in the opening cere
monies Wednesday, may be the
luckiest of all. A student at the
University of California-Davis, he
has been skiing this season at
Asked if they would leave their
homeland for good, the answer
was a unanimous "no."
"I would swim home if I had to,"
Asked which of the warring fac
tions in Lebanon they support and
they all said: "We are Lebanese."
The Yugoslav receptionists at
their apartment in the Olympic
village continually interrupted an
interview yesterday with calls to
the telephone. With more than 3,-
000 journalists in town and Leb
anon the hottest story in the world,
the team was in demand.
They all acknowledged that the
attention could be dangerous when
they get back home if someone
takes offense at what was said or
"It's a big possibility," said
Succar. "It's a risk." But no one
minds talking politics. Succar said
the U.S. Marines should stay in
Beirut and support the govern
ment of President Amin Gemayel.
He said' that government "is the
only hope for our country."
Hamilton may postpone professional status
By TERRY TAYLOR
AP Sports Writer
SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia Scott
Hamilton, heavily favored to win a'
figure skating gold medal, said yes
terday he was considering remaining
an amateur for two more years in
stead of turning pro after the Olym
"I'm a good amateur. I'm not sure
I'd be a good professional," said the
three-time world champion, consid
ered a sure shot to be the first U.S.
men's gold medalist since David Jen
kins in 1960.
"I will defintely go to Ottawa (for
the 1984 World Championships in
March) and I'm considering staying
in skating two more years." he said
during a news conference attended by
the other U.S. champions.
"It would be like giving something
back to the sport," Hamilton said.
Figure skating in the XIV Olympic
Winter Games opens today 'with the
compulsory dance during the af
ternoon and The pairs short program
at night. Competition ends Feb. 18
with the women's championship.
As for the other U.S. skaters: •
—Rosalynn Sumners, 19, the U.S.
and world champion, brought along
her psychologist but didn't pack
enough cans of tuna and chicken or
sugarless gum. She had to send an
—Kitty Carruthers, 20, was "kind
of homesick for pizza" and seeing a
masseuse for tendinitis in her right
ankle. Peter, 22, her brother and
pairs partner, is just fine.
—Judy Blumberg, 26, and Michael
Seibert, 24, the ice dancing couple,
brought their sports therapist to help
them deal with the mental pressure.
Seibert said he was feeling "100 per
cent" recovered from mononucleosis.
Hamilton, 25, brought along an air
purifier and, of course, his sense of
"I don't want to say anything about
the food," he joshed, his voice trailing ,
off. "But the air is kind of interesting.
I have an air purifier in my room. I
hold my breath all day, then I go back
to my room and breathe."
Turning serious, he said, "I'm just
taking each day at a time and trying
to keep my performances' consis
"I thought I'd come in here and get
protective and pull out my guns, but
things went so well in Paris (where he
was training) that I don't think I've
been nervous yet," he said to a room
ful of about•2oo reporters.
"If I turned professional, I don't
know if I would enjoy it as much. I
feel like I belong in this atmosphere,"
Hamilton said. "If I could just go
another two years I do everything
two years at a time it would be
wonderful," he said.
Eventually, he said, he will try
being a pro for a while, then he'd like
to go back to school to study sports
The only complaint he had was
being unable to practice in the main
competition rink at Zetra until the
day of the short program' next Tues
Sumners said this was the first time
she has taken her psychologist, David
Coppell of Seattle, on the road with
her. A clinical psychologist specializ
ing in stress management, Coppell
helps Sumners deal with rigors of
"We do deep breathing exercises,
imagery. We do a lot of talking so I
can cope with things on the ice. He
helps relax me," she said.
Sumners took some heat at the U.S.
Championships for not doing a more
difficult combination jump during the
short program. For example, team
mates Tiffany Chin and Elaine Zayak
both did a combination jump consist
ing of a triple and double, while
Peter Carruthers (left) and his sister Kitty practice their movements during skating
rehearse! yesterday at Skenderija venue in Sarajevo. The Carruthers are members
of the United States Olympic ice skating team.
Sumners did a double-double. . Lorraine Borman.
Sumners made it clear yesterday "Some people think I try too much
she wanted to do a triple in the to be like Peggy Fleming or Janet
combination but was told to "stay Lynn because I don't put a lot of
with a safe program" by her coach, jumps in my program," she said.
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hese familiar faces won't be a foursome much longer as Cartoon's members give
heir farewell performance at 8 Tuesday night in the HUB ballroom before moving
"Risky Business" While the
folks are away, model son'Tom
Cruise gets a little out of hand
in this brilliant black comedy
that both japes at the teen-sex
film genre and gives it depth. A
supple, scary film about
growing up in the big; bad
(world. Rebecca de Mornay. 7, 9
and 11 p.m. tonight and
tomorrow; 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday,
"A Girl From Lorraine"
Disheartened factory worker
Nathalie Baye leaves her
provincial town to seek
opportunity in Paris. The
odyssey becomes complicated
when she meets businessman
Bruno Ganz and
Winkler in director Claude
Goretta's acclaimed film. 7 and
9 p.m. tomorrow and Monday,
. "Rockers" . Peter Tosh, the
Heptones and Burning Spear
are featured in this 1979
Jamaican musical about Leroy
"Horsemouth" Wallace, a
lower-class reggae musician
with high ambitions and a deep
sense of commitment. A cult
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,'Detail from "I Wrote My Will Across the Sky in Stars" shows the expressionistic
;quality in Susan Wilhelm• Baxter's work. This painting is on display in her show
"'Edges the line that holds our lives" at the HUB's Art Alley.
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classic. PLUS! See things
really start rockin' in episode
four of "Flash Gordon
Conquers the Universe"!
Midnight tonight and
tomorrow; 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday,
"Arthur" Dudley Moore is a
lovable lush in writer-director
Steve Gordon's enjoyable
fairytale comedy about a rich
kid's coming'of age. Breezy
theme song and Sir John
Gielgud's priceless portrayal of
a snooty valet deservedly won
Oscars. Liza Minnelli, Jill
Eikenberry. 7, 8:45 and 10:30
p.m. tonight; 7 and 10:30 p.m
tomorrow; 7 and 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, 101 Chambers
"Pink Floyd The Wall"
Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof is a
rock star on the downslope in
this handsomely produced, and
quite professional film version
of Pink Floyd's monster-selling
album from 1980. Director Alan
Parker adds his characteristic
painstaking attention to detail.
7 and 9 p.m. tomorrow and
Sunday, HUB Assembly Room.
"The Candidate" Robert
Redford's all-American boy
image and the election process
are at the core of director
Michael Ritchie's cool, ironic
look at a contemporary political
on to other. projects. This Valentine's Day concert also marks Cartoon's third
anniversary. Maybe they'll be back in time.
speechwriter Jeremy Larner
won an Oscar for his sharp,
efficient screenplay of this
1972 film. Presented as part of
Political Film" series. 7 and 9
p.m. tonight, HUB Assembly
"Twilight Zone The
Movie" Directors Steven
Spielberg, John Landis, George
Miller and Joe.Danfe each
direct individual segments in
this 1983 paean to Rod
Serling's classic sci-fi
television series. Endless cast
includes John Lithgow, Vic
Morrow, Albert Brooks and
Scatman Crothers. 7, 9:15 and
11:30 p.m. tonight and
tomorrow; 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, 108 Forum.
"An Officer and a
Gentleman" Richard Gere and
Debra Winger steamed up the
screen in this otherwise bland,
middling romantic drama. Film
won Oscars for Louis Gossett
Jr.'s portrayal of a tough drill
sergeant and for its theme
song• 7 and 9:15 p.m. tonight
and Sunday, 112 Kern. 11
tonight; 7, 9:15 and 11:30 p.m.
tomorrow, 112 Chambers.
"Start the Revolution
Without Me" Gene Wilder and
Donald Sutherland romp
around with great aplomb in
this zany, underrated parody of
Alexandre Dumas' "The
Corsican Brothers." Good
production values and plenty of
hearty laughs keep this comedy
of mistaken identities, set
against the French Revolution,
going at a nice clip. 7 and 9 p.m.
tonight and tomorrow, 121
"Fantastic Voyage" Classic
1966 sci-fi adventure, set
principally inside a human
body, won Oscars for its sets
and stunning visual effects.
Presented by the Science
Fiction Society. 7, 9 and 11 p.m
tonight and tomorrow; 7 and 9
p.m. Sunday, 102 Forum.
"Serial" Based on the
bestseller of the same name,
this comedy about life in
status-obsessed Marin County
has flashes of genuine hilarity,
but too often seems extremely
forced. Martin Mull is
pleasantly smug as a confused
exec. He gets good support
from Christopher Lee as a gay'
biker and Tom Smothers as a
zoned-out minister. 7:30 and
9:15 p.m. tonight and Sunday,
112 Chambers. 8:45 p.m.
tomorrow, 101 Chambers.
"Kelly's Heroes" Pleasantly
offbeat military comedy from
1970, a banner year for military
comedies. This one, rapidly
becoming a cult fave, tells the`
story of some yanks who
traipse across Deutschland
looking for a hidden cache of
Nazi gold. Nice mix of solid
action scenes with offbeat,
raunchy humor. Donald
Sutherland is strangely
appealing as the anachronistic
Oddball. Clint Eastwood, Don
Rickles, Telly Savalas. 7 and
9:45 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and
Sunday, Pollock Rec Room.
-"Key Largo" The classic
story about Frank McCloud
(Humphrey Bogart), who
innocently travels to the
Florida Keys to visit the widow
of an old war buddy.
beligerent old Johnny Rocco
(Edward G. Robinson) has
taken over. Claire Trevor won
an Oscar for her performance in
this beauty from 1948. 7, 9 and
11 p.m. tonight and tomorrow; 7
and 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 Sparks.
"First Blood" Emotionally
scarred Vietnam vet Sylvester
Stallone takes a psychotic turn
and makes things very difficult
for the police department of
Hope, Oregon in this
suspenseful action thriller; not
your average Vietnam film.
Richard Crenna, Brian
Dennehy. 7, 9 and 11 p.m.
tonight and tomorrow; 7 and 9
p.m. Sunday, 119 Osmond.
"Airplane!" Has-been pilot
Ted Striker (Robert Hays) has
one last chance to prove
himself when the crew of a big
commercial jet are felled by
food poisoning. Based on the
1957 drama "Zero Hour," this
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Julie Hagerty and Robert Hayes are probably not sharing an everyday love scene. Then again, there's nothing everyday
about "Airplane." Don't miss this high7fiying,.quick•witted spooter now arriving on campus this weekend. "Roger, Roger."
now•legendary parody of
disaster films is inspired,
boisterous fun. And don't call
me Shirley. Julie Hagerty,
Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges. 7,
9 and 11 p.m. tonight and
tomorrow; 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday,
"Valley Girls" Oh, wow! It's,
like, porno, fer su-u-ure. 7, 9 and
11 p.m.tonight and tomorrow; 7
and 9 p.m. Sunday, 111 Forum.
"Unfaithfully Yours" Dudley
Moore and Nastassja Kinski are
the two lovebirds in this new
(whatever that is) about a
jealous musician. 8 and 10 p.m.
nightly; 2,4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
tomorrow and Sunday, Movies.
"Angel" High school harlots
are being rather
unsystematically eliminated by
a solo act in this new comedy
thriller. Cliff Gorman and Dick
Shawn star. 8 and 10 p.m.
nightly; 2,4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
tomorrow and Sunday, Garden
"Smuts and the Magic
Flute" Those lovable little guys
'n gals in blue star in their first
animated feature film, probably
not a reverent adaptation of
Mozart's opera. 7 and 9 p.m.
nightly; 1,3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
tomorrow and Sunday, Cinema
I and 11.
"The Big Chill" Back for
another round is co
look at seven relatively affluent
college chums reunited for a
long weekend following the
death of a charismatic friend.
William Hurt, Jobeth Williams
and Kevin Kline are standout in
this certain Oscar contender. 8
and 10 p.m. nightly; 2,4, 6, 8
and 10 p.m. tomorrow and
Sunday, Screening Room.
"Hot Dog ... the Movie" The
ads read, "There's more to do
in the snow than ski." How
about making snowballs to
throw at the theater that's
showing this turkey? "Animal
House" hits the slopes.
Shannon Tweed. 8 and 10 p.m.
nightly; 2,4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
tomorrow and Sunday, Flick.
"Reckless" Aidan Quinn has
a gaze that almost forces the
viewer to notice him and an
expressive facial repetoire, and
Daryl Hannah projects a kind of
teary, wispy sexuality that's
just right for this film. But,
together they still can't give the
flaccid, cliched story about
steeltown lovers from different
sides of the tracks any new
dimension or excitement.
Adam Baldwin, Kenneth
McMillan. 8:15 and 10:15 p.m.
nightly; 2:15,4:15,6:15,8:1 5 and
10:15 p.m. tomorrow and
"Terms of Endearment" A
loose, witty comedy about all
the foibles relationships can
incur. Director James Brooks'
film treads the wire between
zany farce and tearjerker
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effortlessly, and is superbly
acted by everyone. Shirley
MacLaine, Jack Nicholson,
Debra Winger, John Lithgow. 7
and 9:30 p.m. nightly; 2, 4:30, 7
and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and
Sunday, Cinema I and 11.
"Silkwood" Meryl Streep is
extraordinary as a sloppy,
unruly nuclear power plant
worker who just might have
crucial information on her .
employer's lax safety
standards. In fact, everyone is
extraordinary enough to keep
the viewer engrossed in this
biographical drama, despite the
pitfalls in the script and the
direction (by Mike Nichols).
Cher, Kurt Russell, Craig T.
Nelson. 7 and 9:30 p.m. nightly;
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
tomorrow and Sunday, State.
"A Christmas Story"
Undisciplined but amusing film
about Christmas in 1940 s
Hohman, Indiana was a
surprise hit late last year. Peter
Billingsley and Darren McGavin
star in this well-intentioned
comedy based loosely on Jean
Shepherd's "In God We Trust,
All Others Pay Cash." 7:30 and
9:30 p.m. nightly, Arena.
"Heat Wave" Not quite what
Martha and the Vandellas were
singin' about. Porn. 7, 8:30 and
10p.m. nightly, Arena.
"The Parallax View" The
witnesses to a political
assassination are being
systematically eliminated in
director Alan Pakula's
acclaimed Arnericap new wave
thriller from 1974. Presented as
part of Cinematheque's
"American Political Film"
series. Warren Beatty, Hume
Cronyn. 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday,
HUB Assembly Room.
Autoport Tonight and
tomorrow its Jim Langton at
the controls of the Autoport
Brewery Get set for a blues
bonanza tonight with Willie and
the FX Saturday night features
Rip Chord, which is something
you pull on when you need a
Brickhouse Tavern Serious
licks tonight from John
Cunningham and Al Shademan
Tomorrow the poignant social
commentary of J.B. continues
Cafe 210 West It's
Whetstone Run carving your
knife this 'evening, while Body
and Soul keeps the mean ol'
debbil away on Saturday.
Coffee Grinder Tom
Huckabee grinds you all nigh
long this evening, while John
Cunningham picks up what's
left on Saturday