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B—The Daily Collegian Friday, June 12, 1987
Panamanians battle it out with police
By BRYNA BRENNAN
Associated Press Writer
PANAMA CITY, Panama The government
declared a state of emergency Thursday, sending
hundreds of troops into the capital's streets after
two days of battles between police and demonstra
tors protesting the military leadership.
The emergency declaration temporarily sus
pends eight articles of the constitution, among
them those guaranteeing freedom of expression
and assembly and freedom from undue search and
It also suspends freedom of movement and the
inviolability of correspondence and telephone
calls, the right of habeas corpus and the right to be
informed of the reason for arrest and to consult a
By midday there had been no renewal of the
clashes• that rocked the capital Tuesday and
Wednesday, but youths with sticks and pipes
roamed the streets.
At noon, the sounds.of explosives, car horns and
pots and pans could be heard. Protesters had
urged residents to create the noise between noon
Local news media quoted Panamanian business
men as saying that police on Thursday detained
Aurelio Barria and Roberto Henriquez, members
of the prominent Civic Crusade organization,
which is suported by the Roman Catholic Church.
Civic Crusade, an organization of 35 business
and professional groups, has been calling for
various 'forms of civil disobedience to protest the
military, including urging people to refuse to pay
taxes and to show up at their jobs but refuse to
The protests began Tuesday in response to
allegations that the armed forces commander,
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, was involved in the
death of former Panamanian leader Gen. Omar
Torrijos, helped rig the 1984 presidential elections
and ordered the 1985 killing of opposition leader
Retired military chief of staff Col. Robert Diaz
Herrera, 49, who made the allegations, claimed
that Noriega conspired with Gen. Wallace Nutting,
then head of the U.S. Southern Command in
Panama, the CIA and others to plant a bomb on the
aircraft used by Torrijos, who died when his plane
crashed in 1981.
Nutting and Noriega, the power behind the
civilian government of President Eric Arturo
Delvalle, denied the accusations.
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Panama National Guard riot police prepare to confront student demonstrators at the National University
Wednesday. Police fired tear gas, tore down barricades erected by protestors and beat them with rubber
Civic Crusade said the approximately 130 banks
throughout the country were closed Thursday,
although the pro-government newspaper Critica
carried a statement from the National Banking
Commission warning that sanctions would be
levied against any banks that closed without
Stores and banks along the normally busy Via
Espana, the main street of the central banking
district, were closed and small groups of soldiers
in camouflage uniforms with green camouflage
paint on their faces directed traffic away from the
"We don't want any problems here," said one
soldier, who like his comrades, carried an M-16
rifle and tear gas canisters.
The only store open in the area was the El Rey
supermarket, where a worker who asked not to be
identified told a reporter: "We are afraid. The
soldiers are tossing tear gas anywhere they sus
pect people are gathering."
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Cars moved through the city, honking horns and
waving white flags. At times there were streams
of thick black smoke in the sky from burning tires.
In Washington, the State Department called
Thursdiy for "free and untarnished elections" in
Panama and the withdrawal of the Panamanian
military from politics.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Phyllis
Oakley said three Americans were slightly injured
in the disturbances and advised Americans plan
ning to go to Panama to defer their travel plans.
Presidential Press Secretary Jose Hernandez
read the state-of-emergency decree on national
radio and television. He said the Cabinet took the
action because of demonstrations by "persons and
political groups interested in taking power."
On Wednesday, thousands of demonstrators
beat pots and pans, honked horns and yelled "get
them out," referring to Panama's military lead
ers. Police fired tear gas, tore down barricades
and beat protesters with rubber truncheons.
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Report says Ueberroth will
name black assistant
NEW YORK (AP) Dr. Harry Edwards, a black
sports sociologist, will be named a special assistant to
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, according to a
Today's editions of The New York Times said Edwards,
of Berkeley, Calif. ? would be named although Edwards
told the newspaper he could not confirm the appointment
until it is announced by Ueberroth.
Edwards told the newspaper that he has been working
with Ueberroth behind the scenes since former Los
Angeles Dodgers vice president Al Campanis said blacks
might not have "some of the necessities" to be managers
and general managers.
Campanis, who was with the Dodgers' organization for
44 years, was fired a few days after making the remark on
Edwards, a consultant for the San Francisco 49ers of
the National Football League and the Golden State
Warriors of the National Basketball Association, said he
and Ueberroth has discussed racial issues and how
baseball could be "responsive and responsible."
Ueberroth had made a concerted effort since Cam
panis' remarks to make sure baseball increased the
number of blacks working . in the front offices of the
On Wednesday, Ueberroth and the owners met in
Philadelphia with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss affirma
tive action programs.
"It was a small step for me and a giant step for baseball
Seaver faces another setback
By JEAN McNAIR
Associated Press Writer
NORFOLK, Va. Tom Seaver,
pitching for the first time since re
joining New York, was hit hard last
night during an exhibition game
against the Mets' Class AAA Tidewa
ter team, setting back his scheduled
return to the major leagues.
Seaver was shelled for seven runs,
six of them earned, on nine hits in two
and one-third innings. After the
game, Seaver and Mets Manager
Davey Johnson agreed the three-time
Cy Young winner's planned start
against Philadelphia on June 20
would be pushed back about a week.
Mets right fielder Darryl Strawber
ry, who was benched for the past two
games and fined $250 by Johnson for
showing up late Tuesday, started for
New York and played the entire sev
en-inning game. Strawberry, who had'
threatened to boycott the game, went
Seaver, 42, took the loss in the 7-1
"The outcome wasn't very desira
ble, but I wasn't looking at that. I was
looking at how he threw the ball,"
"His arm strength and his control
is better at this point than I thought it
would be," he said.
Seaver threw 58 pitches, 37 of them
strikes. He struck out two and walked
that a little oxygen got into that room today," Jackson
said after meeting with the owners.
"Every team in major-league baseball will have a
strong and positive affirmative action program in place
within the next 30 days," Ueberroth said at a news
conference with Jackson.
Last month, Jackson gave baseball until June 29 to
devise an affirmative action plan to get minorities into
front-office positions or potentially face boycotts or other
economic measures by civil-rights activists.
Jackson said Wednesday the situation would be re
viewed June 29 before a next step is considered. He
played down prospects of a boycott.
"Owners are making up for lost time," Jackson said.
"The movement that has begun to take place is impres
Edwards, 44, an associate professor of sociology at the
University of California at Berkeley, tried to organize a
boycott of the 1968 Olympics at Mexico City by black
athletes. The boycott failed, although American runners
Tommie Smith and John Carlos became involved in one of
the most famous moments in Olympic history when they
raised gloved fists during a medals ceremony at Mexico
Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin, who is black, was
an assistant to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn from 1969 to
"Am I happy? Certainly not. But
am I totally disappointed? No," Seav
"I threw some good pitches and
some bad," Seaver said. "I was also
happy that I was able to throw
Seaver returned last week to the
Mets for the third time. He agreed to
terms on a free-agent contract that
will pay him about $600,000 the re
mainder of this season.
Seaver had not pitched since last
August, when a knee injury finished
his year with the Boston Red Sox.
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"Physically, everything felt fine,"
Seaver said. "That's another positive
Mets General Manager Frank
Cashen called Seaver after injuries
decimated the pitching staff. Bob
Ojeda was lost for the season, David
Cone may miss the rest of the year
and Rick Aguilera has been sidelined
for three weeks.
Seaver allowed two doubles and
three runs in the first inning. He
walked the first batter he faced,
Terry Blocker, then gave up a double
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Driesell blames media
for cocaine controversy
By JOEY HOLLEMAN
AP Sports Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. For
mer Maryland basketball coach
Lefty Driesell, speaking at a confer
ence on media coverage of scandals,
said yesterday he has to share some
blame for the controversy over his
remarks on cocaine as a performance
At the same time, Driesell said, the
way the controversial quote .was pre
sented was opposite from the context
of his 90-minute discussion of drug
use. For that, he faulted the media.
In a speech at a symposium spon
sored by the Institute for Internation
al Sports Sunday at Kingston, R. 1.,
Driesell was quoted as saying, "I'm a
firm believer that, if you know how to
use cocaine and use it properly, it can
make you play better."
During a panel discussion at the
Associated Press Sports Editors con
vention, Driesell said his meaning
was misinterpreted, and he should
receive at least a small portion of the
"I shouldn't have said that; there is
no proper way to use cocaine," Drie-
Toronto downs Baltimore
for ninth straight victory
By The Associated Press
BALTIMORE George Bell hit two home runs in a
game for the sixth time this season and drove in six runs
as the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays held on to defeat the
Baltimore Orioles 8-6 last night for their ninth consecutive
Bell, the American League leader with 23 homers and
60 runs batted in, has five homers and 14 RBI in his last
Toronto's winning streak equals the club record accom
plished in each of the past two seasons. The Blue Jays
have also won 12 of 13 games. The Orioles have lost eight
straight, and 12 of 13.
The first-place Blue Jays now lead New York by three
games in the AL East.
Toronto led 7-1 before the Orioles rallied for five runs in
the seventh, highlighted by Mike Young's three-run
He hit a solo homer in the first off rookie John Habyan,
1-2, after Tony Fernandez doubled on the first pitch of the
game and eventually scored on grounders by Rance
Mulliniks and Jesse Barfield.
The grand slam, the fourth of Bell's career, came in the
fifth after Fernandez tripled with two outs and Habyan
walked Mulliniks and Barfield.
Boston's Ellis Burks and Marty Barrett also hit grand
slams against Baltimore on Wednesday night in a 15-4
Bell, who fell one RBI short of his career high, capped a
3-for-4 night with a looping run-scoring single in the
Winner Joe Johnson, 3-5, allowed six hits, including a
sell said. "That word 'proper' was my
He said he did a college paper on
performance enhancing drugs in
1957, and cocaine was considered in
that category. But the conclusion of
that paper was that all such drugs
should be banned, and Driesell said
he still feels that way.
Driesell, who resigned in the af
termath of the cocaine-related death
of Maryland basketball All-American
Len Bias last year, said he may have
worded Sunday's statement badly,
but he felt it was unfair for that
mistake to dominate the media cover
age of the event.
"Lefty Driesell just had the best
player he ever had die from cocaine,
I'm certainly not going to go out and
tell kids to use drugs because it
makes them play better," said Drie
sell, now an assistant athletic direc
tor at Maryland.
To make his point, Driesell said he
agreed with a former- drug abuser
who told one of his teams the only
way to end the drug problem "is to
line up all the drug dealers in front of
the capitol and machine-gun them
Atlanta's Ozzie Virgil slides safely into home in the Braves
6.4 win over the Reds last night.
solo homer by Fred Lynn in the fourth before being
relieved with one out in the seventh following singles by
Cal Ripken Jr. and Larry Sheets and an run-scoring
double by Ray Knight.
CINCINNATI Glenn Hubbard's two-run double broke
an eighth-inning tie and Gene Garber got his 200th career
save last night and gave the Atlanta Braves a 6-4 victory
over the Cincinnati Reds.
Ken Griffey, who had three hits, including a home run
in the fifth, led off the eighth with a single against Rob
The Daily Collegian
Friday, June 12, 1987
By STACEY JACOBSON
Collegian Sports Writer
In a retrospective look at the wom
en's track season, one will find some
thing old and something new. The old
(and good) news is that once again
the Lady Lions captured the Eastern
Collegiate Athletic Conference title.
The new (and bad) news is that Penn
State failed to quailfy any athletes for
the NCAA tournament.
The ECAC championships, held iri
Fairfax, Va., yielded the 10th crown
for the Lady Lions in the 12-year
history of the meet. Head Coach Teri
Jordan was pleased with her team's
performance, but disappointed at the
ladk of national qualifications.
"It (the ECAC win) was a perfect
ending to the season, although we'd
like to have qualified for nationals,"
she said. "It is the first time in 12
years for me that someone didn't go
Although the Lady Lions didn't
head to Baton Rouge, La., to compete
among the collegiate best, several
had times and scores only slightly off
the NCAA mark.
These athletes, freshman Pam Con
nell (heptathlon), senior Antoinette
O'Carroll (high jump), and sopho
more Ernegtine Marsh (400-meter
hurdles) contributed to the team ef
fort which amassed an 81-point ECAC
victory. George Mason placed second
( 59), Temple was third (56), followed
by Seton Hall (42), Rutgers (40) and
"It was really exciting that we
were able to pull it all together,"
The first day's events took place on
May 16 when Penn State tallied 33
points placing in the 400 and 100-me
ter hurdles, the 800-meters, the met
ric mile, and two relays.
Marsh, a native of Jamaica, placed
in both hurdle events scoring second
(1:00.18) and fourth (14.37), respec
Lisa Gold ran a 4:30 metric mile
and placed sixth, while Kim Certain
crossed the line at No. 3 in the 800-
meter with a time of 2:08.73.
The 4 x 800-meter relay captured
one of the three first-place finishes
for Penn State when the team of
Teressa DiPerna, Julie Moody, Gold,
and Certain sped to an 8:55.36 finish.
The 4 x 100 team scored points with
its 47.11 third-place finish. Temple
won the event with a 45.93 mark.
The other two first places came on
Sunday May 17 in the javelin and
heptathlon. Tina Kondas set a meet
record with her 162' 6" javelin throw,
topping the old record of 158-8. The
two-day heptathlon event ended on
Sunday with Connell named the win
ner with 5,116 points.
Other athletes who scored for the
Lady Lions were Melissa Moyer (fifth
in the hammer throw, 147' 4"), Jen
nifer Lee (fifth in the discus, 139' 90",
and Kondas (sixth in the hammer
throw, 140' 3").
Because the majority of the team is
composed of freshmen and sopho
mores, Jordan is optimistic about its
"We're looking forward to seeing
our people progress over the next few
years," she said.
The season isn't over for all the
athletes yet, Kondas, Connell, and
Marsh will compete in the TAC meet
later this month in Arizona.
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