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    Wednesday, March 22
Experts Debate
Disarmament Issue
by Larisa Lukovics
Collegian Staff Writer
Two leaders from both the pro
and con side of of nuclear
disarmament clashed in Reed
Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March
14 when they debated "The
Future of Conflict Superpowers
Summits and the Effects of
The debate featured Dr.
William Taylor, Jr., executive
director of the Georgetown
University Center for Strategic
and International Studies, and Dr.
Robert Musil, executive director
of the Professionals' Coalition
for Nuclear Arms Control.
Both Taylor and Musil have
been actively expressing their
opinions on this topic for over
ten years. In the opening
remarks, Musil expressed that the
crucial part of his appearance is
to stress that politics has real
by Janet Ocampo
Collegian Staff Writer
It was six and a half minutes
of fame for members of Behrend's
chapter of Students Against
Driving Drunk (S.A.D.D.) when
two short videos were filmed
with the help of a $2OOO grant
from the U.S. Department of
On Wednesday, March 15,
video director Paul Bailey, six
members of S.A.D.D., and
Advisor Officer Todd Allen of
Police and Safety gathered to
produce a public service video
emphasizing the dangers of
drinking and driving.
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meaning, that there isn't enough
participation in society, and we
need active citizens.
Musil pointed out that two
trillion dollars was spent during
the Reagan Administration for
weapons and missiles and none of
that spencing has made us secure.
We are not secure because the
Soviet Union has also built up
their defense system, he said.
Musil firmly stressed that we
need a "kinder, gentler nation."
He concluded his opening
statement by pointing out that
the missiles are real and we are
the ones who "makethe decision
to spend billions of dollars but
still don't feel any more secure.
"There won't be a nuclear
war," insisted Taylor in his
opening remarks. "The
probability of a nuclear war is
zero. The. Soviets have now
moved into arms control." Taylor
gave credit for this strategic move
The script, written by Allen,
features a sobering story line. It
begins with group of students are
shown discussing their
involvement in a party and then
shifts to the scene of a wake for
their now belated friend who
made the tragic error of drinking
while driving.
In order to create a realistic
background, the television studio
was converted into a setting for a
funeral with props, including a
casket, provided by Dusckas
Funeral Home of Wesleyville.
S.A.D.D. members auditioned
for their roles. Member Tammy
contd. on page 7
to the fact that the U.S. spends
S 2 trillion on defense and the
Soviet Union cannot keep up
with our technological
"The fundamental
responsibility of the president is
to provide for military security
and safety for 242 million
Americans," said Taylor. He
spoke highly of the International
Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty,
under which the Soviet Union
agreed to dismantle ALL ISF
missiles. The Soviets are also
allowing Americans into their
production facilities too make
sure they are keeping up with the
treaty and vice versa.
Taylor believes firmly that the
war everyone is preparing for is a
psychological war, not a nuclear
war. "When you meet steel,
retreat; when you meet mush,
contd. on page 4
photo by Audrey Acosta
ummer ession
schedules available in
the re!istrars office.
Rushdie Reading 2
Love Rob 3
Letters to Editor 3
Excellent Adventure 4
Steroids 6
Softball Preview 8
the dwindling and dangerous ice, now
disappearing from the Presque Isle bay.
In this photo, an iceboater enjoys one of
the final days of winter, basking in
March's gusty winds and freezing
temperatures. (photo by Jeff Majcher)
Behrend Freshmen
Die in Auto Crash
Two Behrend freshmen were
killed in an auto accident late
Monday night when their car
struck a tractor trailer that had
jack-knifed on Interstate 90.
Nineteen year-old Justin D.
Skol and 18 year-old Thomas J.
Amendola were traveling
eastbound shortly before 11 pm
when the car they were driving, a
1979 Dodge Omni', struck a
tractor trailer that was blocking
both of the eastbound lanes.
According to The Ohio
Highway Partol, heavy fog
combined with slippery road
surfaces to create hazzardous
driving conditions.
Their car ultimately came to
a halt partway under the left side
of the tractor trailer. Both
students were pronounced dead at
the scene. A passenger in the car,
Steven Richter, was treatd at
Ashtabula County Medical
Skol, an education major and
Amendola, a business
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administration major, were
returning home from a Cleveland
Cavaliers game at the time of the
Both freshman were from
Erie. Skol resided on W. 31st
Street and Amendola lived on
Washington Avenue.
Both students graduated from
Academy High School in Erie
and were enrolled in their second
semester here at Behrend.
Police note the two were not
wearing seatbelts.
Calling hours for Amendola
will be held from 7 to 9 pm
Wednesday, and from 2 to 5 pm
Thursday at the Brugger Home
for Funerals on West 38th St.
His funeral will be held at
10:30 am Friday at the funeral
Calling hours will be held
for Skol from 2 to 3 pm
Thursday at the David Burton
Funeral Home on West 10th
Street. His funeral will follow
the visitation.