The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, October 18, 1990, Image 1

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    Carlucci gives talk on
world power shift
Former defense secretary disapproves
of military funding cuts
Rob Prindle
former President Reagan,
presented his speech "Peace in
the East: Security in the West"
According to former Defense in Erie Hall Saturday night.
Secretary Frank Carlucci, The presentation was the
Saddam Hussein will be gone second in this year's speaker
The Collegian
"We seem to be engaging in regional
disputes without rules."
sooner or later, but there will be series and the event marked the
other radical leaders who the end of Behrend's Parent's and
United States will have to deal Families weekend activities.
Carlucci, who served as talked about the recent changes
Secretary of Defense under in Soviet Bloc countries which
have changed the threat of war.
He feels world power is
swinging from bi-polar to
"We no longer have to plan
for conventional war in Europe
like we have in the past,"
Carlucci said. "We seem to be
engaging in regional disputes
without rules."
According to Carlucci there
might be as many as twelve
Third World countries with
nuclear capabilities by the year
2000. But even before then
other threats from less developed
countries remain.
"It is no great trick to make
intermediate missiles into
intercontinental missiles or to
add chemical warheads to them,"
he said.
Because of this, Carlucci
stressed careful evaluation of
America's military future. He
called on Congress to avoid
drastic military funding cuts, to
retain funding for the • "Star
Wars" or Strategic Defense
Initiative, and to continue
production of the B-2 stealth
Carlucci pointed out the B-2
could reach the Middle East with
just one in-air refueling. He said
another advantage of the
sophisticated bomber is that it,
unlike a missile, is recallable.
Still on the topic of defense
spending, Carlucci said the
United States can save money
on defense by having a smaller,
more flexible army but stressed
making those changes slowly
and carefully.
He said America needs to
avoid "the hollow military of
the 70's" which he said was
comprised of ships that wouldn't
sail and planis that woudn't fly.
Carlucci voided his concern that
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-Frank Carlucci
former Secretary of Defense
During his visit, Carlucci
Jim Pierdomeniooghe Collegian
Waiting for the pinch: Registered Nurse Kathy Pierce readied
Mike Zadrozny, a fifth semester Plastics Engineering major, to
give blood yesterday morning. The blood drive, which began
yesterday, continues until 3 p.m. today 'in The 'Reed 'building.
Behrend students volunteer
at Diehl Elementary school
Many campus organizations and clubs
participating in the adopt-a-class program
b Jen Flana
The Collegian
For the past three years, The Erie Chamber of
Behrend College has been Commerce and the City of Erie
Let's make a Diehl: First semester elementary
education major Kara Hood helps Rob Kimbrogh, a
first grader at Diehl elementary, with his studies.
Not in vein
involved in an adopt-a-school
I program with Diehl Elementary
School District initiated the
program over two years ago
through which area businesses
and colleges adopt the local
elementary and high schools.
Although it is unusual for
elementary schools to be paired
with colleges, Diehl approached
Behrend for the partnership
because prior to this students had
been going to Diehl to do
practicums in education so a
relationship had already been
Phillip Rewers, principal of
Diehl Elementary, indicated to
Behrend that he was interested in
providing motivation to the
students at Diehl. He said that
some students were losing
interest in school as early as third
and fourth grade.
Mari Trenkle, Coordinator of
Student Affairs said she likes to
call the program "early
intervention...the most valuable
aspect of the program is that our
students provide role models for
Diehl children no matter what
they do with them."
The first two years of the
program were a trial period.
Trenkle said, "it was kind of a
loosely structured program. One
of the really neat things to come
out of it last year was that
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