Full text of “The Guardsman”

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Ethics Committee appears 
setup to censure Riordan 


By Diana Carpentcr-Madoshi 

The recent formation of an Ethics Com- 
mittee by the Community College District 
Governing Board appears to be primrily an 
attempt to censure fellow board member 
John Riordan. 

Public acknowledgement of the Ethics 
Committee surfaced at the August 8 
Governing Board Personnel Committee 
meeting. At that meeting. Board President 
Julie Tang changed the composition of the 
committee to initiate the search for a new 
chancellor. Tang appointed Robert Burton, 
who is current chair of the Personnel Com- 
mittee,, Tim Wolfred, and herself. 

John Riordan, who was vice chair of the 
Personnel Committee, asked why he was 
not included on the committee. Tang 
responded: "You are too destructive." 

Wolfred, who Tang had appointed chair 
of the Ethics Committee, tried to schedule a 
meeting date. Riordan asked what was the 
purpose of the committee, and TangTs 
response to Riordan was a tart "your behav- 
ior." The committee would set up standards 
for ethical conduct for the board members, 
added Ernest "Chuck" Ayala. 

"It [the committee] is set up to censure 
me," Riordan said. 

Burton attempted to stop the discussion 
saying that it was a personnel issue. But 
Riordan waived that privilege since he was 
"the personnel issue." He insisted that writ- 
ten charges be brought up if they intended to 
censure him. 

"As a city attorney, you should know this," 
he said to Tang. 

Board attorney James Seely interceded 
and recommended that the board have writ- 
ten charges if they intend to censure Rior- 
dan. Tang said ihc board did not have any 
written charges yet, and further discussion 
ceased about the Ethics Committee. 

Photo by Wing Lin 
John Riordan 
Governing Board member 
Charges and Counter-Charges 
"The Ethics Committee will look at 
charges of Commissioner Riorduns 
improper disclosure of published material 
related to personnel," said Wolfred. 
"Secondly, we will look specifically at ethical 
guidelines the board may want to follow." 

Also, Chancellor Hilary Hsu, in a memo 
to the board, charged Riordan with violat- 
ing the confidentiality of the executive ses- 
sion. The memo made references to possible 
legal liabilities to the board due to "its action 
or inaction with respect to safeguarding the 
confidentiality of closed session discussion." 
Riordan had made remarks to the press 
about Hsus contract extension and six- 
month special assignment to the board. The 
action was voted by the board 6-1 in its June 
12th closed session meeting. 

"I was contacted by a reporter, as were 
other board members, after the press had 
received a three-page press release faxed to 
them by the chancellor," Riordan laid. He 
thought the release was misleading and 
made statements to correct it. 

"The official statement that the board 
agreed upon was not the three-page press 
release the chancellor issued," said Riordan. 

Hsu, on the other hand, said the board 
had agreed for him to draft the press release, 
subject to the approval of Tang. 

Riordan did not dispute telling the press 
that Hsu had requested a sabbatical leave he 
was not entitled to under Ihc guidelines for 
district administrators. Also, Riordan said 
Hsu wanted the position of Vice Chancellor 
for Finance, which Ls currently held by Jun 
Iwamoto, who is on sabbatical until Febru- 
ary 20, 1990. Instead, the board agreed to 
hire Hsu as special consultant for six months 
after his contract extension. 


According to Riordan. at the start of the 
June 12th executive session, Tang had said if 
all of them did not agree to keep the contents 
of the meeting secret, she would cancel the 
meeting. Subsequently, Hsu's contract 
would have automatically been extended to 
four years. 

"I had no choice— I was being coerced," 
said Riordan. 

"The board has a right to comment on 
what happens to the district. This wasn't 
negotiations— it was a political matter." 
added Riordan. 

Riordan also said he did not believe he 
was in violation of the Brown Act. "I am 
aware of what the Brown Act is and its 

See ETHICS, back page 

Wheelchair users welcome streetcar platforms 



Time Schedule errors 

September 1 1> I he last day to add classes or 
change sections, NOT September S as incor- 
rectly shown in the Fall 1989 Time Schedule. 

Parking citation boils went up after prim- 
ing llic schedule In July, many hails rOfe Irum 
SIO lo S20. including CVC 21113a (parking 
Without J permit). Bail for blue zone (handi- 
capped parking) citations went from SSO lo 

African American 
Achievement Program 

City College has received $31,264 for 
bunching an African American Achievement 
Program (AAAP). the first grant ever 
awarded by the California Community Col- 
lege Chancellors office for the exclusive 
assistance of black students. 

The colleges Extended Opportunity Pro- 
grams and Services (EOPS), Counseling, and 
Instruction Departments developed the prop- 
osal to reverse a decrease in enrollment (42 
percent from 1982 to 1988) and fight the 
dropout rate for black students. 

AAAP will offer counseling, career men- 
tors, and skills development, as well as admis- 
sion and scholarship assistance for four-year 
colleges to increase transfers. 

City College b refining AAAP plans for 
implementation in Spring 1990, hopefully 
developing a model program lo share with 
other community colleges in California. 

Outstanding award for District 
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization 
Services presented an Outstanding Public 
Service Award to the S.F. Community Col- 
lege District for providing ESL and U.S. 
Civics classes ihis last year lo over 2,000 
persons seeking permanent residency under 
ihc Immigration Reform and Control Act of 

These applicants under amnesty must pass 
an English and Civics exam, but may be 
exempted by attending 40 hours in ESL and 
Civics classes. The SFCCD has issued over 
1.000 Certificates of Satisfactory Pursuit so 

Free amnesty education classes begin this 
fall on August 21. For information, call 
648-5866 (Spanish). 776-6110 (Chinese), or 
239-3070 (English). 

Academic Senate elections 
Chelae Liu, o physics instructor, is Ibe new 
president of the Cily College Academic 
Senaie, succeeding Jo Ann Hendricks. Fust 
vice president is Jocquclyn Green, chair of 
Foreign Languages: Second vice president is 
Dick Bloomer of Social Sciences; and the 
secretary is Ed Klosier. chair of English. 

Continuing as the new president of the 
Academic Senaie for the Centers Division is 
Clara Starr, supervisor of Parent Education 
al John Adams Center. The vice president Ls 
Anila Martinez, an ESL "instructor al Down- 
town Center, the parliamentarian is Dick 
Kidd. Adult Basic Education instructor at 
John Adams Center, and the social coordina- 
tor is Sandra Handler. Disabled Program/ 
Curriculum coordinator at John Adams Cen- 
ter and District headquartets. The secretary 
was Mark Lieu, who has recently left the 

They will serve for the 1989-90 academic 

Record summer enrollment 

Summer enrollment rose 5.1 percent (5 for 
day and 5.2 percent for evening classes) to 
1 1.264. This is a seven-year high for lummci 
land the eighth successive semester that cnrol- 
llment has been rising (since Fall 1986), First- 
llime students made up 25 percent of the 
■enrollment, 78 percent were daytime, and 75 
Ipercenl were part-lime. 

See NEWS DIGEST, back page 

By Rcncc DeHaven 

The San Francisco public transit system 
gained another victory in its battle to make 
the cily s public transportation accessible to 
the disabled. Three new K-Ingleside Metro 
platforms for wheelchair users and other 
disabled persons were dedicated on June 8. 

One of the new streetcar platforms is 
located under the Ocean Avenue bridge to 
the City College campus. Kay Yamamoto, a 
wheelchair user who attends Cily College, 
has used the new ramp and said: "I appre- 
ciate the new ramp. It gives me a greater 
sense of independence. 

"I think the platform here al Cily and the 
ramp at [San Francisco] State [University] 
might act as an incentive to other disabled 
people who are contemplating going to col- 
lege," she added. 

Dean of Students Ed Davis and Steven 
Klot, executive assistant to Chancellor 
HiL-irv Hsu aded-as-rrpre-'entativ* of Cily 
College at the ribbon-cutting ceremonies 
held on behalf of the new platforms. 

When asked what part Cily College had 
in having a ramp located here, Davis 
responded: "The college really had nothing 
lo do with the placement of the platform, 
but we are always happy lo see the school 
made as accessible as possible." 

Movers and Shaken 

The main mover and shaker behind the 
placement of the three new platforms and 
five others previously installed has been the 


Photo courtesy of Paul Fichera 

At the dedication of one of three new K-lnglesidt ttnetcar platforms for the disabl 

ed on June 8 are: Bruce Oka. co-chair of MUNI'S Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 

Committee tin left wheelchair); City College Dean of Students Ed Davis (holding folder); 

and Steuen Klot. executive assistant lo Chancellor Hilary Hsu (next to Davis) 

S.F. Municipal Railway. (Sec map for loca- 
tions, as well as MUNI Metro and BART 
stations accessible lo the disabled.) MUNI 
has employed a group of accessibility coor- 
dinators who work closely with ihc Elderly 
and Handicapped Advisory Committee, 
which is community based and appointed 
by MUNI. 

"MUNI s advisory committee meets on a 
regular basis with MUNI's accessibility 
coordinators to discuss complaints and 
accommodation ideas," said accessibility 
coordinator Paul Fichera. The ramps 
located al Cily College and S.F Stale, as 
well as the rest of the ramps placed thus far, 
have been located purposefully to encour- 
See PLATFORM, back page 

$10,000 worth of computers stolen 

Inside job suspected 

By Deirdre Philpott 

The English Department installed a new 
computer lab in the Arts Extension building 
this summer. But, before the system could be 
utilized, $10,000 worth of equipment was 

The Community College Police believe 
the theft occurred between July 14 and 17. 

The Crime Lab of the San Francisco 
Police Department was called to the scene, 
but no fingerprints were found. 
Inside Job? 

"There is no sign of forced entry, and the 
suspect(s) apparently knew what type of 
equipment was in that location," said Chief 
Gerald De Girolamo. 

This points to possibly an inside job, as 
with other computer thefts in the past. The 
lab hadnl opened yet for student use, and 
there was no sign on the door to indicate a 
computer lab. 

Mamie How, associate director of Com- 
puter Services, agreed with speculations of 

an inside job. "Very few people knew about 
this project. It was installed while most 
students were on the summer break." 

Also, the thief or thieves knew what they 
wanted, stealing some of the most valuable 
equipment while leaving behind 24 Macin- 
tosh Plus computers, according to How. 

Stolen were a high-end Macintosh, a 
Mac II, which functioned in the crucial role 
as the file server to the computer network, 
an Imagewriler LQ, which was the only 
printer, a Macintosh Plus, and two floppy 


Computer Services will replace the stolen 
equipment, said How, so the writing lab can 
go ahead with providing word processors for 
student use. 

The Community College Police are dis- 
couraged because it seems that they were 
not aware of this new labs existence. As a 
result, they were unable to advise the Eng- 
lish department on how the equipment 
should be secured. 

Photo by Wing Liu 


By Wing Liu 

A blackout on the first day of school 
cancelled classes and gave evening 
students some excitement, causing some 
to grope through pitch dark hallways to 
leave buildings and hunt in the suddenly 
large reservoir for their cars. 

"It's a trip," "It's exciting," "What a 
way to start the school year," and "Is 
there a blackout? I didn't notice" tvere 
some reactions, the last from a new stu- 

The power outage happened at 8:56 p. m. 
on August 21 and affected 3300 customers 
in the Oceanview, Ingleside, Westwood 
Park, and Miraloma districts, according 
to Oeorge Sarkisian in the PG&E news 
bureau. The cause was an underground 

splice that blew a fuse. A PG&E worker 
was switching circuits on a utility pole on 
the comer of Ocean and Phelan al 10:05 to 
de-energize lines in the process of return- 
ing service labove right). Most of the area 
had power back by 10:20 and all hv 
11:20 p.m. 

The lowest part of the campus, the 
gyms and football field, was unaffected 
because it was fed from a different power 
source, according to Maintenance 
Superintendent James Keenan of the 
Buildings and Grounds. Keenan had to 
leave his home and return to campus to 
secure motors, shut off boilers, and reset 

See BLACKOUT, back page 

A.S.C. President-elect Willis 
wants to wake dormant council 

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By Deirdre Philpott 

The Associated Students election had the 
largest turnout in three years, and the results 
strongly pointed to Jacynihia Willis as the 
new Associated Student Council president. 

The election for the Fall 1989 Council 
took place on May 2-3 and brought in a 
total of 622 votes, a far cry from the 295 
voles cast at the last election. 

Willis gathered 362 of these votes in the 
name of her slale. Students with a Vision 
(SWAV), while competitor Joe Soma, 
ACTION candidate and Spring 1989 A.S.C. 
vice president, received only 240. 

Orlando Garcia will be serving as Willis' 
vice president. Six other SWAV candidates 
were the top vote-getters for the Council 
seats, followed by an ACTION candidate, 
two independents, and numerous write-ins. 
some of whom are also aligned with SWAV. 
"Dormant Council" 
When asked what she had planned for 
this semester, Willis 1 response was one of 

Photo by Mark Gleason 

Jacynihia M lllit 
A.S.C President 

determination. She called the Associated 
Student Council a dormant Council, which 
she hoped to change. 

"Student government should become 
important again.'said Willis. "It should be a 
challenge. I want to bring life to this 

Hsu's contract extension 
raises more controversy 

"The normal procedure is that all special- 
ized equipment, such as computers and 
typewriters, is bolted down at the time of 
installation. This process is coordinated 
with the department which purchased the 
equipment, the vendor and the college bus- 
iness office, and the Community College 
Police are notified about the installation of 
Ihis equipment," said Dc Girolamo. 

Simple padlocks were the only devices 
securing the systems, according lo the Com- 
munity College Police. 

"Our other computer labs are located in 
high traffic areas. 1 guess the Arts Extension 
building was loo remote of a location," said 

"We plan on installing a new security 
system that detects both sound and motion 
within the [new] labs," added How. 

According to the Community College 
Police, plans are underway to install new 
security systems where computers are util- 
ized on campas. 

Public and private accounts 
of negotiation raises ethical 
issues— see "Ethics" arti- 
cle, above left. 

By Diana Carpcnter-Madoshi 

At iLs June 12 closed session meeting, the 
San Francisco Community College District 
Governing Board voted 6-1 to extend Chan- 
cellor Hilary Hsus contract six months to 
December 31, 1990 and then place him on 
special assignment to the Board for six 

Board member John Riordan, who cast 
the dissenting vote, called the additional six 
months nothing more than a gift of public 

No so, said Hsu. "Although there is no 
written agreement at Ihis point. 1 will stay on 
in special assignment to the Board to ensure 
a smooth transition for the new chancellor." 
Also, he would continue to receive his cur- 
rent salary, he said. 

The chancellors annual salary, according 
lo Resolulinn F 1 on the September 27. 1988 
Governing Board agenda, is 585,739, with a 
car included. 

Board President Julie Tang affirmed that 
Hsu would receive his current salary. How- 
ever, she was vague about the nature of 
Hsus duties. "I dont know about the spe- 
cific duties. The contract has not been 
approved yet." 

Continuing Controversy 
In March, Hsu's extension request 
sparked controversy, as did his initial 
appointment to chancellor in 1982. His 
selection was clouded with criticisms and 
charges of being politically motivated. In 
1986, Hsu, along with former City College 
President Dr. Carlos B. Ramirez, was cen- 
sured by the colleges Academic Senate. And 
in May of this year, the City College Aca- 

Willis hopes to drum up participation 
from all different spectra so, that positive 
changes can be made. 

"As the A.S. Council, we need lo be 
challenged by all the students," she added. 

According lo Willis, participation will 
increase as soon as the students realize how 
much power the Council actually holds. 


One of Willis' major plans is to develop a 
Student Affairs Department which would 
represent a coalition of students who may 
need help in communicating with faculty 
and staff. 

The new A.S.C. president is also seriously 
taking a stand on Cily Colleges problem 
with Ihe lighting on campus at night. The 
environmental testing has already been 
completed, and now her council will discuss 
the project with Interim City College Presi- 
dent Willis Kick. 

See PRESIDENT, back page 

Photo by Wing I iu 
Chancellor Hilary Hsu 

demic Senate and the American Federation 
of Teachers Local 2121 conducted separate 
evaluations of the chancellor's performance, 
which resulted in negative reports. 

The union's evaluation showed that 188 
instructors recommended that the Govern- 
ing Board not grant Hsu a contract exten- 
sion, while only 18 said he should get a 
contract renewal. He received unsatisfac- 
tory marks for educational leadership, over- 
all district operation, and overall 

Eighty-four of the 140 full-time instruc- 
tors in the Academic Senaie evaluation gave 
ihe chancellor an unsatisfactory rating, 
while 21 gave him a satisfactory or above 
satisfactory rating. Their evaluation was 
based on such categories as: makes sound 
decisions, delegates authority, plans effec- 
tively, accepts criticism, maintains good 
interpersonal relations, and communicates 
with all segments of the college. 

See HSU. back page 

Loan rules get tighter 
for students andcolleges 

Photo by Wing Liu 

Signs at the Financial Aid office remind student applicants about loan responsibili- 
ty and educational plans. 

By Mark Gleason 

First-time borrowers seeking federally 
guaranteed education loans at City College 
will be confronted with a month-long wait 
after applying, according to Robert Balcs- 
ircri, dean of Financial Aid. 

"We will not issue any checks until after 
the semester begins," said Balestreri. "Its 


The mandatory lag-time is the U.S. 
Department of Educations response lo 
excessive default rales at a large number of 
colleges and trade schools throughout the 

Over the summer. Education Secretary 
Lauro Cavazos issued strict new guidelines 
to colleges and universities, some of whose 
default rales exceed 60 percent. 

City College, which according lo Bales- 
treri has a 1986 default rate jusi above 30 
percent, is required to do more than just 
delay funds for the first 30 days. 

The Financial Aid dean sees ihe decline 
of funding for College Work Studies and 
other grant aid programs as contributing to 
part of ihe current loan dilemma. 

"Pell Grants and other campus-based 
funds, of which the loan program is not one, 
have declined 29 percent since 79," Bales- 
ireri said. "The cost of living goes up and the 
grant funding goes down— how can you 
keep up? lis obvious thai loans have not 
only become essential but mandatory." 

More Responsibility Needed 

He also believes that financial institutions 
are not as vigilant in collecting student loans 
because thcyri: guaranteed by the federal 

"The lender has to take more responsibil- 
ity in servicing these loans," Balestreri said. 

Students also need to have a firmer vision 
of their career goals in relation to loans. 

See LOANS, back page 

2/The Guardsman 

August 31-September 13, 


Open letter from new A.S. Council President 

By Jacynthia Willis 
A.S. President 

San Francisco City College, once the site 
of student protesting, rallies and an insatia- 
ble interest in the protection of fair, accessi- 
ble education, is now the school of apathy. 

Some 20 years ago, City College^ stu- 
dents bore a deep concern and a sense of 
responsibility to safeguard and improve the 
colleges educational system. Out of this con- 
cern sprang improved student representa- 
tion in the developmental process in 
determining what direction City College 
would move. 

This meant voting power in the screening 
of potential administrative and faculty 
employees, and representation on standing 
committees. In terms of expanded curricu- 
lum, the African American, Latin Ameri- 
can, and Chinese American Studies 

programs were developed. Out of the stu- 
dents' combined efforts and the realization 
of their goals, we now enjoy the luxury of 
saying, "Whatever the fate of student 
government, it wort affect me." 

Is it not true that every serious student 
should desire a say as to who instructs and 
administers his or her source of education? 
Historically has it not been the case that 
whenever gains have been made that if not 
utilized they will be lost? 

As the newly-elected Associated Student 
Council President, I am taking this oppor- 
tunity to alert you of the importance of 
student government. As students, we have 
an inalienable right to determine the quality 
of our education and it is our responsibility 
to secure these same rights for the students 
of the future as did past students for us. The 
only way this right can be maintained and 
protected within the collegels system is if we 

are active. 

Less than three percent of the student 
body population votes in Associated Stu- 
dents' elections and even fewer participated 
in student government. The general 
responses are, "I'm a part-time student," 
"Whatever happens it won't affect me," or 
"I'm not interested in student government." 
These very students are the first to complain 
about their instructors, the adminislartors. 

It is easy to sit and criticize how someone 
else does their job. If it is true that our 
campus facilities, or our administration, 
faculty and staff are not fulfilling our expec- 
tations, then it is as much our fault as it is 
theirs. If we as students truly bear an interest 
in good education, it is our responsibility to 
show enthusiasm in obtaining knowledge as 
well as participating in the development of 
the educational system. I believe that by 

assuming a positive attitude, we students 
may again spark the brilliance of educating 
our administrators, faculty, and staff. 

In closing, I ask that if you are interested 
in finding out what a difference student 
government can make when we combine 
our resources, then participate at Asso- 
ciated Student Council meetings. After all, 
there is power in numbers! 

The Associated Student Council meets 
every Monday and Wednesday from 12 to I 
p.m. I look forward to seeing each and every 
one of you. 

Rape: A lasting nightmare A move for recycling 


By Michael S. Quinby 

This has been a violent summer. Virtually 
every week has seen some new tragedy, or 
more likely, some new atrocity. From the 
sickening abuses of students by the Chinese 
government to the ever increasing numbers 
of senseless drug-related deaths, the blood 
has been flowing like water. Happily, my life, 
until this summer, had been relatively 
untouched by this bitter slice of life. Neither 
I, nor anyone I am close to, had ever been 
the victim of violent crime. 

I can no longer say this. 

On July 13th, at 4:30 a.m., my girlfriend 
and I were awakened by her roommate 
Jane, who turned on our light and shook us 
and told us to get out of bed. Jane asked me 
to please check all the rooms in the house 
and to make sure all the doors were locked. 
When I looked at Janets face, she was pale 
with fear and there was dried blood coming 
from her nose. 

I put on my robe and checked the house, 
and everything seemed secure. All the other 
roommates (four women) were gathered in 
the hallway listening to Jane recount her 
grisly story. 

A man had climbed through their second 
story bathroom window about an hour ear- 
lier. He took off his clothes in the hallway, 
and spotting a womans costume blouse 
used as a wall decoration, he put it on, and 
went into Jane's room. He woke her with a 
punch in the face, and told her he was going 
to rape and kill her if she resisted. 

Jane tried to cry for help, but her cries 
went unheard. The man wrapped a scarf 
around her throat and he attempted to 
strangle her, but she stopped him. 

But her pleading and her refusal to look 
at him reduced him to tears, and after an 
hour of this, he left, threatening to kill her if 
she called the police. All he left behind was 
his black felt hat in the hallway, and scared, 
brave and, most importantly, ALIVE girl. 

As we all sat in disbelief listening to Jane's 
story, the other roommates began to cry and 
shake in fear. What had once been a happy, 
peaceful household had been violated in the 
most heinous way imaginable. 

This man could have killed all of us. 

As the only male present in the house- 
hold, I felt sick and enraged, and, for some 
reason, ashamed — ashamed for my gender 
for not being able to sense the frustration 
and pain that a woman feels when she has 
been violated in this way. I wanted to do 
something, but what could I do? I just stayed 
and tried to comfort everyone. 

These roommates are all strong, intelli- 
gent, and independent women who should 
not have to be afraid in their own beds, and 
I shouldn't have to resist my primal instinct 
to protect them. 

For now, the worst has passed, but the 
four roommates and I will carry on just a 
little more scared and a little more sad. 

Bulletin Board 


City College will award over SI 1, 000 in com- 
munity, memorial, organizational, and depart- 
mental scholarships this semester. Most 
scholarships require a 3.2 cumulative grade point 
average after completing 24 units at City College, 
however, requirements vary for each scholarship. 

Deadline for applying for the fall awards is 
Friday, October 6. For further information and 
applications, go to the Scholarship Office, Bat- 
male 366. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Toshi Koba Memorial Scholarship has two 
S900 awards to students active in the black or 
Japanese-American communities. Write for 
applications: Pine United Methodist Church, 
Scholarship Committee, 426 33rd Ave., S.F., CA 

A preferential parking proposal 
that will affect City College, San 
Francisco State University, Highway 
280. and BART commuters/parkers 
will face one more neighborhood 
public meeting before going to City 
HalL The Parking and Traffic Task 
Force of the Oceanview-Merced- 
Ingleside Neighbors in Action com- 
munity organization will meet on 
September 7 at 5:30 p.m., in the 
James Johnson Community Center at 
1099 Capitol. 
Health volunteers wanted 

The Student Health Center needs stu- 
dent volunteers to assist nurses with the 
AIDS and Stop Smoking health promo- 
tion programs. Contact Diana Bernstein 
on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stu- 
dent Health, Bungalow 201, 230-3110 



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By Edmund Lee 

City College ought to institute a recycling 

Many times I see recyclables (glass, paper, 
aluminum cans, etc.) being tossed out with- 
out a second thought. Imagine the amount 
of waste that happens campus-wide. 

The biggest waste lies with paper pro- 
ducts. Paper towels, newspapers, flyers, and 
memos are tossed out. Whatever becomes 
of the waste? It is deposited in the dumpstcrs 
around the campus and they are in turn 
trucked to dump sites where they degrade 
into the landfill. 

What about aluminum cans? Since they 
are metal and don't corrode as quickly as 
iron or tin, they sit until they start to rust. 

With our natural resources slowly dimin- 
ishing and our planet slowly dying out 
because of pollution from those same 
resources, we need to take action to protect 
what we have now. 

The Sunnyside District in the immediate 
area surrounding campus has already 
started a recycling program. Plastic recy- 
cling bins distributed approximately one 
month ago, in which residents would place 
recyclables, sit on the curb wailing to be 

Thus far, it seems to be succeeding as 
most of the residents participate in the recy- 
cling program. I see the bins as I ride the #54 
Felton bus on my way to school. 

I saw a similar program work at the U.C. 
Santa Cruz campus, which I had previously 
attended for two years before attending City 
College. It began during the 1987-1988 
school year as an indirect result of student 
protests about CFCs (chlorc-fluoro- 
carbons) being used in the manufacture of 
styrofoam. Since then, the campus has 
looked for ways to save the environment. 

TOW \*£T SfcPfcSTEP/ 

Immigration solution? 

By Juan Gonzalez 

A 14-foot wide, five-feet deep ditch. 
A 12-foot concrete wall topped by an 
eight-foot metal fence. These ideas 
are the latest architectural whims of 
U.S. government officials and a 
private lobbying group to curtail the 
flow of undocumented Latin 
Americans into the U.S. 

The proposed four-mile-long ditch 
of earth and concrete, will be located 
adjacent to the port of entry at Otay 
Mesa, approximately five miles east 
of the main border crossing point at 
San Ysidro. It is a flat area that 
vehicles are able to cross at will. 

The proposed 25-miles of wall will 
be built in San Diego and El Paso 
where the Border Patrol reportedly 
makes 70 percent of its 1 million ar- 
rests annually. 

In fact, the cost of undertaking 
these multi-million dollar projects 
would be derived by a proposed $2 fee 
to people entering the U.S. 

No doubt the U.S. government is 
trying to find new ways to fight the 
crossings, especially after other 
dismal efforts, like the now tattered 
chain-link fence known as the "Tor- 
tilla Curtain" that runs along the El 
Paso/Juraez border. 


These proposals are not solutions. 
In fact, these physical barriers will 
only exacerbate tensions and pro- 
blems along the border. 

We don't need silly proposals that 
are costly and are only bandaid ap- 
proaches to the severe economic 
crisis confronting Latin America. We 
don't need to be insensitive to a peo- 
ple who only seek hope and prosperi- 
ty. We don't need to erect 
monuments of disdain that will only 
fan the flames of racism. 

This country's historically interfer- 
ing role in Latin America's economic 
and political development is now our 
haunting nightmare. The political 
refugees are our making. The 
economic refugees are our making. 
Even the socially outcast refugees 
are our making. 

Therefore, walls and ditches do not 
build hemispheric unity. If anything, 
they help to drive another wedge of 
discontent in the region. We need to 
move forward, not backward in our 
treatment of our Latin American 

Our world lives in a delicate balaiw 
which relies on the sum of its parts whidi 
include natural ecosystems, such as nut 
forests, underwater ecosystems, foresm, 
and soon. 

By displacing or damaging these parti, 
we lose something which may lake years a 
decades to revive itself. Then again, we mn 
lose it entirely. 

Please, recycle. Its the best way we car 
help ourselves and our planet. 

Of course, people may think, "Oh, Santa 
Cruz, isn't that where all the environmental- 
ists reside?" I would say, "No, just concerned 

There are many benefits from recycling. 
Because the same materials are reused, 
waste is reduced and there is a lesser need to 
search for more of those same materials. 

And, because there is a lesser demand to 
search for raw materials, costs are reduced 
considerably and those costs may be passed 
on to the consumer. That, of course, is up to 
the businesses serving consumer needs. 

This, however, may create a conflict of 
interest. Mining companies and raw mate- 
rials distributors and wholesalers may com- 
plain that they are losing business. 

That may be so, but which is more impor- 
tant in the long run? Profits, or lives? 

Letters to the Editor 

Frustrating financial farce Sex rights 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing to complain about the ridic- 
ulous treadmill of bureaucracy known as 
City College^ Financial Aid system. For the 
amount of time spent standing in line, get- 
ling sent to other offices, filling out long 
drug abuse forms, and other useless and 
redundant activities, I coul dhave earned 
more money working at a McDonalds than 
my aid check ended up amounting to. 

I received four or five completely contra- 
dictory answers to the same question several 
umes. I'm sure the people who work for the 
financial aid office are intelligent people, but 
they seemed to be ill-trained and ill- 

A lot of students are dependent on their 
services and you would think that they 
would find a way to make the process a little 
smoother on the students and the people 
who work behind the counters. 


Dear Editor: 

I want you to know how much I appre- 
ciate receiving The Guardsman. I learn as 
much from The Guardsman about the oper- 
ation of City College as I do from any other 
source and it is important for Board 
members to be informed. 

John Riordan 

Dear Editor 

The U.S. Supreme Court shouldax 
heed the hysterical eunuchs, religious 
zealots, and their gullible followers 
who want people to suffer for having 

Crucifiction is not for everyone 
The idea of Imitation of Christ m 
troduced by Thomas A'Kempis in tat 
fifteenth century is a ridiculous 
perversion of original Christianirj 
which simply viewed Jesus Christ'' 
life as an historic epic event openinj 
the gates of heaven. This could onlj 
be accomplished by God Himself anC 
certainly not even imitated by mere 

Bertrand Russell rejected Christine 
tv largely due to its anti-sex bias ami 
wrote in Why I Am Not A Christia 
that the earliest Christians saw « 
use for sex since they believed o 
Jesus Christ's false prophecy thattf* 
end of the world would happen dunnt 
their generation. 

The religious zealots' targets are nc* 
only abortion and gay rights but al* 
contraception of any kind, s 
hygiene items such as condoms 
divorce, married clergy, and tenn 
pastors. Thev cannot even get tM* 
own congregations to practice i W» 
pious strictures and frequently don* 
practice those pious stricture 

Let's not return to the Dark Ag» 
Jim Senyszyn 

Bulletin Board 

World Affairs CouncD 

Wed., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. China after Tiananmen 
Square, lecture by San Francisco Chronicle 
reporter Frank Viviano. Napa Library. Napa. 54/ 
S2 non/ members. 

Tues., Sept. 12, 6:45 p.m. reception; 7:15 
dinner, 7:45 p.m. program— An Insider^ Look at 
1992: The Future of U.S.-EEC Relations by 
Barbel Jacobs, West Coast Rep., Commission of 
the European Community. Caleruga Hall, 
Dominican College, San Rafael. SI8/SI5 non/ 

Tues., Sept. 12, 5:15 p.m. reception; 5:45 p.m. 
program— Changing Directions in Japan's Lead- 
ership: A New Era in I v- Japan Relations? by 
Michael Berger, Tokyo Bureau Chief for the San 
Francisco Chronicle and Michio Kalsuma, Los 
Angeles Bureau Chief for the Nobon Keizai 
Shlmbun. World Affairs Center. S7/S5 non/ 

Thurs., Sept. 14, 5 p.m. reception; 5:4S p.m. 
program— Challenges in Southern Africa: Prob- 
lems & Proposals by Donald McHenry. Professor 
of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geor- 
getown University. Pacific Concourse, Hyatt 
Regency Hotel, S Embarcadero Center, S.F $12/ 
$7 non/members. 

For reservations to above events, call 982-2541; 
World Affairs Council of Northern California, 
312 Sutler St., Suite 200. S.F. 94108. 

Singing Auditions, 

Saturdays through August and Stf» 
The Schola Cantorum, a symphonic ir«» 
Palto Alto, holds auditions for new arisen. 
didates should have at least college *>« 
experience, sight-read, and be able WJ. 
eign languages. They shoukl ^^^ 
more than three minutes. (415) jv--*"- 
735-SING to reserve a time. 



AIDS videos 
Three AIDS videotapes are 
Listening Center tape VHS-153. 
Quilt: The NAMES Project". VH 
lion SIDA: An interview avec Luc 
realise par Michel Boujenah". a 
-Talking About AIDS." Cloud 249. 

Free Home Eye Test 
For Preschoolers 

Available by writing the Northern. | 
Society to Prevent Blindness. P.O. »» 
San Francisco. CA 94118. 

School volunteers wanted 
The San Francisco School V*"""* 
persons with t hree free hours a week u ^ „ 
students at all grade levels. ^P^T-^ 
with imraigrani and special ^u« u * [J 
however, assistance is welcome in""' -^ 
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August 31-Septombcr 13, 1989 


The Guardsman/3 

Study Center— Cloud Hall, third 
floor. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Offering 
tutoring and learning materials 
through several programs. 

Child Development Center- 
Bungalow 320. Offering child 
supervision, students with children. 

Women's Re-entry— Batmale 
Hall, Room 301A. Counseling for 
personal crisis, academic and 
vocational concerns. 

Library— Cloud Hall, third floor. 
Information and instructional 
materials in a wide variety of 

Language Lab— Cloud Hall, room 

232. Language tapes available for 

. assistance in courses. ID needec 

1. Alemany Community College Center 

2. Chinatown North Beach Community 


3. Downtown Community College Center 

4. John Adams Community College Center 

6. John O'Connell Community College Center 
6 Mission Community College Center 

7. Southeast Community College Center 

8. City College of San Francisco 

9. District Headquarters 
4. John Adams Center 

1. ConlM H.,ll ICONI.I 

2. Colltg* Bookstore 

3. California Book Company 

4. Smith Hall (SHI 

5. StarJtrWing(STWG) 

6. Student Union (SUI 

7. Science Hall (SCIEI 

8. Cloud Hall (CLOU) 

9. Aro Building IARTI 

10. Art» Building Exttniion IARTXI 

11. College Theater 

12. Visual Arti Center IVART) 

13. Horticultural Center (OH) 

14. Louii Batmale Hall (BATL) 

15. North Gymnasium INGYMI 

16. South Gymnasium (SGYMI 

17. Tennis Court 

18. Bungalows 1-2 (BNGL) 

Student Health Services—/ 

Bungalow 201. Daily 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
First aid, evaluation, referrals, 
mental health counselors available. 

Career Development and 
Placement— Science Hall, room 
127. Daily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Assistance with career exploration. 

19. Bungalows 3-4 (BNGL) 

20. Bungalows 81-62 (BNGL) 

21. Bungalows 201-208 
(Includes Student Health Service 

22. Bungalows 209-213 (BNGL) 

23. Bungalows 214-223 (BNGL) 

24. Bungalows 301-323 (BNGL) 

25. Bungalows 401-404 (BNGL) 

26. North Reservoir 

• indicates faculty ?nd staff parking 
■ indicates student parking 
A indicates motorcycle parking 

Extended Opportunity Program 
and Services (EOPS) — Bungalow 
404. Daily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Offers 
counseling, support for students 
Academic Counseling— Conlan with physical, communication, and 
Hall, Room 205. Counseling and learning problems, 
educational planning. 

Varied services available 
to City College students 

Career Center 

The Career Development and Placement 
Center is a great resource for students still 
undecided about their employment future. 
Counselors assist students in obtaining off- 
campus part-time and full-time work, as 
well as finding on-campus part-time College 
Work Study and Lab Aide positions. 

Sponsorship of recruitment days, career 
assessment and job forums help familiarize 
students with resume writing, interviewing 
techniques and job search strategies. 

The Career Development and Placement 
Center office is located in the Science build- 
ing. Room 127, or call 239-3117. 

Health Service 

The Student Health Center provides 
preventive health education and a variety of 
specific health services, including individual 
or group psychotherapy. 

First aid, health counseling and treat- 
ment with referral to resources are all 

Most of the services are free; all are con- 
fidential. TheCenter is open from 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m. on a drop in basis. It is located in 
Bungalow 201. Phone 239-31 10 or 239-3148. 

Academic Counseling 

Academic counseling is available to assist 
students in planning the appropriate courses 
of study. 

The individual counseling is meant to 
prepare studenis for independent planning 
during successive semesters. 

The Counseling Center is located in Con- 
lan Hall, Room 205. Services are available 
to both night and day students. 

New and continuing students will find a 
wide range of services and programs availa- 
ble to them this semester. The following is a 
partial list, and students are encouraged to 
gel more information at the Peer Informa- 
tion Center, Conlan Hall. 

Child Care 

The Campus Child Development Center 
provides supervised childcare for studcnLs 
who have children between the ages of two 
years, nine months, and five years. Children 
are requested to be toilet trained. A sliding 
scale fee is charged for a maximum four 
hour day. 

To contact the Child Development Center 
about application procedures and eligibility, 
call 239-3462, or drop by Bungalow 320 
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Women's Re-Entry 

An array of services for female students 
are available from the Women* Re-Entry to 
Education Program (WREP). WREP pro- 
vides assistance in learning new job skills, 
preparing for a new career and enhancing 
knowledge. The barriers to women re- 
entering college are addressed by the gui- 
dance of an understanding staff. 

Professional counseling for personal cri- 
sis, academic and vocational concerns, peer 
advising for assistance with completing 
admissions and financial aid forms, and 
information for transfering are among some 
of the services provided. 

WREP also publishes the helpful guide 
City Women. Drop by the WREP office in 
Batmale Hall, Room 301 A, or call 239-3297. 

Varni presents award 

Campus info and media 

For a complete survey of the City College 
institution, including course description, 
services offered and general information, 
pick up a copy of the Campus Catalog. 

The bound copy of 345 pages contains 
everything from the pertinent info regarding 
graduation and transfer requirements to a 
complete listing of the City College faculty. 

Anyone lost in the maze of guidelines and 
regulations of higher education will find the 
catalog a useful tool during their stay at City 


City College has an official, student-run 
radio station, KCSF. Aired on 90.9 Cable 
FM, the station features a variety of music 
as well as news and public service 

For more information on how you can 
participate in the Broadcasting Department 
and earn academic credit, drop by the Arts 
Extension Building, Room 160, or call 


The Guardsman newspaper is the official 
publication of City College, produced by 
journalism students. 

The student-run publication is available 
free in newsstands around campus. It is a bi- 
weekly publication that comes out on 
Thursdays throughout the semester. 

The Guardsman offers coverage of all 
City College* entertainment, sports and 
news topics. 

The Guardsman office is located in Bun- 
galow 209. The staff welcomes any letters or 
comments. Articles for publication must be 
typed, double-spaced. 

Up and Coming 

Up and Coming is the weekly publication 
of the Associated Students that announces 
important events and profiles relevant 

I lii newsletter is distributed in wall dis- 
pensers around campus, or can be picked up 
in the Student Union. 

Growing trivia tome 
holds obscure observations 

By Charles Locher 

What is the origin of the peace symbol? 
Does San Francisco City College have an 
official song? What is the official elevation 
of City College? 

These three questions prompted City 
College Librarian Terrence Alberigi to begin 
what he calls, tongue only partly in cheek, 
"Alberigi* Follies." 

Housed in a single, slender volume, the 
Follies came to light in 1976. Now, 13 years 
later, there are 20 loose-leaf binders over- 
flowing with pertinent information (City 
College merits two full volumes) and some 
not so pertinent information. There* prob- 
ably two more volumes of material waiting 
to be indexed and included. 

One entry is a hot-line number (202- 
245-6269) you can call to find out what the 
Silver Fox, Barbara Bush, will be doing 
today. There* a report on how to write those 
autobiographical essays that many colleges 
require for admittance. 

You can look up the meaning of the eye in 
the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill, or 
have the game of darts explained to you. 

Alberigi, who looks much younger than 
his 59 years, has been with City College 
since 1965. Besides a penchant for gathering 
eclectic information, Alberigi is a maritime 
buff. He* a member of the U.S. Navy 
League and sports the anchor insignia of the 
Royal Navy Enthusiast League of England 
on his tie clasp. 

Alberigi plans to retire in 1992. The Fol- 
lies, except for a few personal items, will be 
left for future reference use by students, 
faculty, and librarians. 

"I started the Follies," he said, "to keep 
from reinventing the wheel." As an example, 
he cites the time a student asked about the 
origin of the Christmas tree. 

"We did the research together," he said. 
"She got her information and I put the 
reference numbers in the Follies. If another 
student asks the same question in two or 
three years, we dont have to go through the 
entire research process again." 

Common Request 
Over the years, Alberigi guesses that the 
most common request has been for informa- 
tion regarding the Diego Rivera mural 
located in the College Theater. The Follies 
has several pages on both the artist and the 
mural, including a schematic drawing with 
the names of everyone painted in the fresco. 

Another oft asked question concerns the 
art work around City College. The first 
building on campus, Science Hall, was 
designed by Timothy Pflueger, one of San 
Francisco* leading architects of the 1930* 
and 1940*. 

Pflueger commissioned Fred Olmsted, Jr. 
to paint the murals in the entrance of 
Science Hall. Olmsted also carved the two 
stone heads at the rear of the building: 
Leonardo da Vinci, representing theoretical 
science, and Thomas Edison, for practical 

Pflueger also hired Herman Volz to do 
the two marble mosaics outside Science 
Hall. The north end depicts "interaction of 
science"; the south end, "aspects of mechan- 
ical engineering." 

Entries Galore 

The Follies catalogue now lists over 1,200 
entries, from acronyms (AAAAAA stands 
for the Association for the Alleviation of 
Asinine Abbreviations and Absurd Acro- 
nyms) to zydeco music. 

One of the most unusual entries concerns 
the head of Joaquin Murieta, an alleged 
bandit of the 1850*. An army patrol brought 
in his head as proof of his death, to claim the 

Controversy followed. Some thought the 
head was really that of the Indian horse 
trainer of Murieta. However, the head 
became a side show attraction, travelling 
from town to town. 

Varied Uses 

Alberigi said that teachers use the Follies 
mostly for school district data (there* a copy 
of the teachers' contract with the school 
board), while students use it often for City 
College information. 

The Follies have advice on writing theses, 
reports and term papers. 

In the unlikely event you have a com- 
plaint regarding Muni services, there* a 
Muni complaint form you can copy and fill 

Perhaps you'd like to review Nixon* 
famous "Checkers" speech. The transcript is 
in the Follies. Try not to get tears on the page 
when you read about the little dog "they'll 
never give up." 

Does City College have a school song? 
Yes, you!) find a copy of the City College 
Hymn in the Follies. 

And, according to the school* Engineer- 
ing Department, City College rises 312 feet 
above sea level. 

Also, the peace symbol was designed for 
the 1958 Aldermaston, England, Easter 
Peace Walk. It* a composite of two sema- 
phore signals, N and D — for nuclear 

Used bookstores ease financial burden 

By Marie-Blanche Panthou 

Tomas Medina, a Galileo High graduate who came to San Francisco by himself 
from his native Mexico, is presented with a SLOW scholarship to L,ty College of 
San Francisco. Medina. IS. received the award from Robert Varnt, a trustee of The 
Foundation of CC'SF and member of the San Francisco Community College 
Governing Board. The one-year renewable scholarsh.p is the /i^r < ommumty 
Scholarship fund award offered by The Foundation 

When first year students enter the college 
bookstore, they will experience a major 
shock— the high price of new books. The 
required reading material for a full-time 
semester student (not to mention supple- 
mentary selections) might cost as much as 
S200 to S300. 

But students at City College have Lady 
Luck on their side. In addition to California 
Books (across the street from the college), 
San Francisco offers an exceptional concen- 
tration of used bookstores where thousands 
of books are on permanent sale. 

An English I A student, for example, can 
buy a copy of Romeo and Juliet for SI, 
instead of paying S3.95 for a new edition; a 
used Roget's Tliesaurus is priced at $6.50, 
compared to the retail cost of $12.95. 

At most used bookstores, the rule of 
thumb on prices is one-half the cover price 
for small paperbacks and two-thirds the 
cover price for the larger trade paperbacks. 
Since the cover price on most books is 
usually lower than current editions, students 
can save up to 75 percent. The money saved 
over a two- to four-year period can add up. 
San Francisco is home to over 60 used 
bookstores providing material on a multitude 
of subjects from anthropology to zoology. 
The majority of these stores sell mostly 
paperbacks and carry a general selection of 
subjects and titles, many of which are used 

in college courses. Some specialize in books 
on literature, science, politics, art, or theater. 
One even limits its selection to books on 

Bookstore Guide 

Students will find the Northern Book 
Finder ($4.95 per copy) an indispensable 
guide to the major bookstores in the city. 
The name, the address, the hours and selec- 
tions of each store are clearly presented. A 
series of small maps indicates each store* 

Additionally, the guide lists the most 
important used bookstores in Northern 

Four specific districts of the city contain 
the stores with the broadest selections— the 
Richmond, the Sunset, the Haight, and the 
Mission. A visit to one store in each district 
puts students within easy walking distance 
of two or three other stores. 

The Richmond District has the largest 
and most appealing store in the city, Green 
Apple Books. Located at 506 Clement 
Street, this bustling, two-and-a-half story 
store provides over 400,000 books on more 
than 40 subjects— literature, art, European 
history, American history, computers, 
science, foreign languages, etc. Also, stu- 
dents will find the thorough reference sec- 
tion very helpful. 

Across the street, the smaller In and Out 
of Print Books (443 Clement) offers a com- 
plete collection covering general topics. A 
special attraction is its prices, one-half of the 
cover price on all books. The manager, Jim 
Noonan, is friendly and helpful. 

According to Noonan, "general purpose 
stores are favored by students because of the 
variety of selections offered." 

If this store does not have a specific book, 
he will send the customer to the appropriate 

Sunset* Best 

Three convenient stores are located in the 
Sunset District. Beard*, at 637 Irving, pro- 
vides a small general paperback selection. 
The affable owner estimates that 65 percent 
of his stock is purchased by students. 

"I love their business and their inquiring 
spirit keeps me young," Beard says. 

The larger Ninth Avenue Books ( 1348 9th 
Ave,), the sister store of Green Apple Books, 
has a well organized general selection. Up 
the street at 401-A Judah, In and Out of 
Print Books has its second smaller store. 
Prices on all books are a bargain at half of 
the cover price. 

Other Favorites 
Haight Street has three useful stores with 
limited general collections: Austen Books 

(1687 Haight), Forever After Books (1475 
Haight), and Saint Adrian Co. (1334 

Pat Nathy, owner of Forever After Books 
and a former S.F. Slate University teacher, 
welcomes students, but says that "usually 
students are only interested in a limited 
selection of books." 

Students should keep their eyes on stores 
whose owners seem anxious to enhance 
their stock. 

The Mission District* Adobe (3166 16th 
St.) is, according to its owner Andrew 
McKinley, "the newest addition to San 
Francisco* community of used bookstores." 

The carefully-chosen collection of 8,000 
books is increasing rapidly. 

"We are anxious to buy books on art, 
history, American and foreign literature. .. 
especially for volumes in Spanish, French, 
and Italian," says McKinley. 

Additional stores in this area include 
Maelstrom (572 Valencia), specializing in 
(political books, and Valencia Books (524 
Valencia), with a basic general selection. 

The message is simple: be sure to check 
out a number of those wonderful used book- 
stores before buying brand-new books. You 
will definitely save money, possibly find an 
intriguing book or two to read for pure 
pleasure, and certainly have a good time. 

4/The Guardsman 

August 31-Septcmber 13. ig$ 

A.S. membership holds hidden benefits 

By Suzie Griepcnburg 

Some students incorrectly think ihey arc 
paying $7.50 for a parking decal and over- 
look the "hidden" benefits that come with 
the little Associated Student Body sticker. 

"The $7.50 is actually a membership fee 
which entitles a student to free parking and, 
among other things, 10 percent off at the 
C.C.S.F. bookstore," said Vester Flanagan, 
Dean of Student Activities and advisor to 
the A.S. Council. 

The bookstore discount applies to supp- 
lies only, not to textbooks. A $45,000 book 
loan program allows a disadvantaged stu- 
dent to borrow a textbook. If the desired 
title is not in the collection, the student can 
borrow up to $75 to buy the book, which is 
returned to the program at the end of the 
semester. A.S. Council President Jacynthia 
Willis said there is a proposal to raise the 
loan to $90, so a student can buy two books. 

Other members' privileges extend to dis- 
counts at several local businesses, photo- 
copying at five cents per page, free entry to 
athletic games, and reduced entry fee to the 
Performing Arts Series. 

The latter discount is a bargain at $10 for 
the Student Special subscription admitting 
two people to the six-event Scries. This costs 
a quarter of the one-person $20 subscription 
for students, seniors, faculty, and staff ($25 
for general admission). Single tickets for all 
shows add up to $28 ($35 general). 

The membership fee, along with monies 
collected from the mobile food vendors, 
vending machines, and school events, are 
funneled into the A.S. budget which indi- 
rectly benefits the students through tradi- 
tional allocations toward each of the 28 
clubs on campus. Additional support from 
the A.S. goes toward the campus police, 
publications, and the athletic programs. 

Willis has a few proposals to add to the 
$107,750 Fall 1989 budget. "One thing I 
would really like to improve upon is the 
campus lighting for our night students here 
at City College," she said. But first she will 
need to discuss it with the A.S. Council and 
then get approval by the president of the 

The Council publishes Up and Coming, a 
weekly student bulletin about A.S. affairs 
and announcing A.S. and campus events. 
The Student Union building is home to the 
A.S. Council and some clubs. All students 
can use the lounge area, which has sofas, a 
club bulletin board, pick-up chess games, 
and vending machines. Rooms are available 
for meetings. 

Students can purchase A.S. member- 
ships at the registration center. Members as 
well as non-members are welcome to attend 
the A.S. Council meetings on Mondays and 
Wednesdays at 12-1 p.m. in the Conference 
Room of the Student Union. 

Associated Student Clubs 

The diverse make-up of San Franciscos 
population and the City College campus is 
reflected in the wide range of clubs officially 
recognized by the Associated Student (AS) 

New and continuing students will find a 
wide range of services and programs avail- 
able to them this semester. The following is a 
partial list, and students are encouraged to 
get more information at the Peer Informa- 
tion Center, Conlan Hall. 

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society 

City College Badminton Club 
Black Student Union (BSU) 
Campus Parent Association 
Campus Police Service Association 

Chinese Culture Club (CCC) 
City College of San Francisco Computer 

CCSF Judo Club 

CCSF Nursing Students Association 
Friends of KCSF 

Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) 

International Student Club 

City College Fencing Club (CCFQ 

League of Filipino Students (LFS) 

Le Cercle Franchise 

Northern California Chinese Student 

Prayer and Share Club 
Society of Premedical Students (SOPS) 
La Raza Unida 

Association of Student Engineers 
Vietnamese Student Association 
Architecture Club 
Korean Student Association 
Union of Cambodian Students 
United Pilipino Student Association 

I .iiiiui Educational Support Group 
IntcrVarsity Christian Fellowship 
Students Taking Astronomy Related 

Subjects (STARS) 
Student Coalition Against Racism 

CCSF Russian Club 










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TECH 109B, and ESL Exit Composition Test - please consult your 



I have a friend who continually lies to 
me. I tlun'i want to ofTcnd or alienate 
her by accusing her of being a liar, but I 
definitely donl like being lied to. Any 

You might begin by asking yourself if 
there are any ways in which you may be 
inadvertently encouraging your friend to 
lie to you. The impulse to lie is often 
animated by fear and suspicion. If your 
friend senses that you will be critical or 
hostile toward her if she tells you ihe 
truth, she may resort to lying as a means 
of self-protection. 

If it is clear to you, however, that your 
actions or attitudes have little to do with 
your friends lying, you will probably be 
faced with several broad choices. First, 
you might consider telling your friend 
that you arc aware of the fact that she lies 
to you and that you regret and resent this 
behavior. In the interest of your relation- 
ship, you could ask her to explain why 
she lias been lying to you. Perhaps such 
a discussion could help to solidify your 

If, following this discussion, your 
friend continues to lie to you, i( may be 

necessary to face the unpleasant realiza- 
tion that she is simply an intractable liar. 
If you eventually reach such a conclu- 
sion, you probably should ask yourself if 
it is truly worthwhile and beneficial to 
you to continue having such a 

I have developed a pattern of forming 
relationships with men who donl treat 
me especially well, b this a matter of 
sheer bad luck, coincidence, or some 
form of psychological problem? 

If you repeatedly enter into and toler- 
ate destructive relationships with men, 
the likelihood is that you are indeed 
struggling with a psychological conflict. 
Oftentimes, such a problem stems from 
low self-esteem. It is possible that your 
inability to sufficiently value yourself 
causes you to seek out and put up with 
men who are devaluing 

A problem of this nature often begins 
in childhood, the formative years when 
feelings and attitudes toward one^ self 
first emerge and develop. Commonly, 
persons who value themselves too little 
are the children of parents who have not 

adequately esteemed them. Thus, such 
children often come to consider their 
own mistreatment from others as their 
normal and acceptable lot in life. Sad, 
admiltedly, but loo often true. 

My friend is always depressed. To me, 
her life seems great. I tell her to cheer up 
and be thankful for what she's got. Is 
this good advice? 

Frankly, no. Many persons who 
appear to have no reason to be depressed 
actually have quite valid reasons for their 
states of unhappiness. Although mate- 
rial advantages and comforts can some- 
limes foster a positive outlook, they are 
often an inadequate cure for depression. 
Since depression is frequently brought 
about by feelings of guilt and low self- 
esteem, it can, odd as it may sound, 
actually be aggravated by success and 

There are two good reasons you 
should not tell your friend to cheer up 
and be thankful. First, such false assurances 
will invalidate her deepest feelings 


about herself and thereby make her feel 
even worse. Second, your comment!. 
however well inientioncd, will probably 
be perceived as insensitive .ind therefore 
might bring about a rupture in your 
relationship with her. 

See if you can shift gears a bii by* 
telling your friend that you arc sorry she 
is depressed and that, even though vol 
don't understand the reasons for her des- 
pair, you are sure there must be valid 
cause for such feelings. And, as her 
friend, you would like to help her resolve 
and overcome her depression. If this hjdj 
doesnt work, you might judiciously sug- 
gest to your friend thai she see a 

Gerald Amada, Ph.D.. is co-director 
of the mental health program at ihe 
Student Health Center (Bungalow 201 1 
which provides free and confidential ser- 
vices for menial (phone 239-3110) and 
physical (239-3148) health. Please send 
reader questions to "Ask Amada" r/„ 
Features Editor. Tlte Guardsman. Box 
V-67 or bring them by Bungalow 209. 


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Lining up (or registration this summer. Photo by Wing Liu 



Saturday, Sept. 9, Chabot Invitational at Chabot 
Wednesday, Sept. 12, Cabrillo at CCSF 


Friday, Sept. 8. Los Medanos College at LMC 
Tuesday, Sept. 12, Tacoma Community College at CCSF 


Saturday, Sept. 9, Gavilan at Gilroy 


Important dates for the Fall semester 


August 18 Family meeting. 

August 19 Saturday (S) instruction begins. 

August 21 Instruction begins. 

August 21 First day to add and drop classes and to change 


September 1 Last day lo add daises o, to change sections 

September 2 Holiday, Labor Day Weekend. 

September i Holidas Laboi Day. 

September S Last day to oKicially withdraw, drop or reduce 

coursework unit's) in order lo qualify (or a 
1001 (lull) ii. mi. -Hi in tuition refund. (Non- 
resident tuition refund is not automatic. Apply 
for tuition refund check no later than 
September 18. 1989.) 

September i Last day lo officially withdraw, drop or reduce 

coursework unit(s) in ordci to obtain an Enroll- 
ment Fee refund. (See General Enrollment Fee 
Relund Policy.) 

September 15 Last day lo drop classes (no notation will 

appear on the student's permanent record). If a 
student withdraws Ironi a class after 
September 15, a "W" symbol will appear on die 
student's permanent record. 

September 15 Last day to petition for credit/no credit (CR'NC) 

grade option where option is available. 

September 18 Last day to olficially withdraw, drop or reduce 

coursework unil(s) in order to qualify for a 
50% pro-rated nonresident tuition refund. (Non- 
resident tuition refund is not automatic. Apply 
for tuition refund check no lain than 

September 18. 1989.) NO NONRESIDENT 
DA i E. 

September 18 Last day to file petition lo receive ihe Associate ir 

*"* °r the Associate in Science degree 

Seplcmb " l9 Last day io remove an Incompleie grade received 

m 'he previous semester 

Oc,ob " " Last day io apply for admission to the 

Spring 1990 entering class in Aircraft 
Maintenance Technology. 

October 19 End of midterm period. 

Novembei I La„ day io apply for admission lo ihe 

Spring 1990 entering class in Hotel and 
Restaurant Operation. 

November 10 Holiday, Veterans' Day. 

November 21 Last day for studeni-iniiiated or instructor- 

mutated withdrawal (a "W" symbol will appear 
., on the student's permanent record). 

November 21 Ust day to file peiiiion for leave of absence 

r; ovrm P CT ?? • Thanksgiving Eve (no classes alter i pm.) 

Novem bei 23-25 Thanksgiving Vacation. 

P^ mb " ,s ' 2 ' Fmal examinations lor day daises. 

December 16-22 Last session and final examinations lor ewning 

and Saturday classes. 
December 25- 
January IS Mid-year recess. 


To be eligible for admission without payment of nonres.deni tuiuon, 

iu^STiw * C8 " '" idCm °' C * l "° mia <°"~»> '-nee 

Photo by Wing Liu 

The Peer Information Center offers information and referral to students at its 
Conlan Hall location between 8:00 am. and 7:00 p.m. Mondav through Friday 

The Language Lab helps students 
become more fluent in the languages 
taught at City College. It is only one 
of many programs offering learning 
assistance on campus. 

Campus Directory 




Admissions & Records 239-3285 Conlan Hall 107 

Bookstore .239-3471 Conlan Hall 

Campus Police/Public 

Safety Department 239-3200 Cloud Hall 1 19 

Campus Child Development Center 239-3462 Bungalow 320 

Career Development and 

Placement Office (CDPC) 239-3 117 Science Hall 127 

Counseling (Academic and 

Educational Planning) .239-3296 Conlan Hall 205 

Dean of Students 239-3145 Conlan Hall 106 

Diagnostic Learning Center 239-3238 Cloud Hall 301 

Lmployment (CDPC) 239-31 17 Science Hall 127 

Enablcr Program for 

Disabled Students 239-3381 Bungalow 404 

Extended Opportunity 

Programs & Services (EOPS) 239-3562 Bungalow 403 

Financial Aid 239-3575 Martin Luther 

King Jr. Room Student Union. Lowest Level .- 

Foreign Student Admissions 239-3637 Conlan Hall, E1U' 

Health Services v 239-3 110 Bungalow 201 

Mental Health Counseling 239-3 148 Bungalow 201 

Library 239-3402 Cloud Hall 305 

Language Laboratory 239-3626 Cloud Hall 231 

Lost and Found 239-3200 Cloud Hall 119 

Registration Center 239-3430 Smith Hall 

Student Accounting Office 239-3345 Conlan Hall 207 

Student Activities 239-3212 Student Union*"* 

Study Center 239-3160 Cloud Hall 332 

Telccourscs 239-3886. 

Testing and Assessment 239-3128 Conlan Hall 4 

Transcripts 239-3290 Conlan Hall 10' 

Transfer Center 239-3748 Science. Hall 13' 

Tuition and Fees 239-3521 Registration 

Center Smith Hall 

Veterans 239-3486 Conlan Hall 3 

Women's Re-Entry (WREP) 239-3297 Batmale Hall 31U 


The Guardsman/5 


Holy Box Office! Comic ^ 
Heroes Draw Big Crowds 

By Gerald Hfimnerlein 

In theater lobbies and BART stations 
throughout the City, a black poster has been 
attracting unusual attention. It depicts a 
stylized bat in a yellow oval. It is hauntign 
(sinister is more like it!). 

The same symbol can be seen in depart- 
ment stores, over the rows of T-shirts and 
hats displaying a symbol that belongs to a 
comic book hero who is now 50 years old: 

The "Batman" movie is not the only 
comics-based movie to be released this year. 
Lightyear Entertainment recently released 
"The Return of Swamp Thing," and "The 
Punisher," a New World Pictures film, will 
soon premiere. In addition, a "Dick Tracy" 
movie is currently being shot. 

Comics are "in" again, and the studios are 
responding to the trend by releasing an 
avalanche of movies that all have one thing 
in common— they are an outgrowth of 
comic books and newspaper cartoon strips. 


Using comic book characters is not new 
at all, according to Bill Blackboard, director 
of the San Francisco Academy of Comic 
Art. The first movie made after a comic strip 
dates back to 1901, when "Happy Hooligan" 
and "Buster Brown," then popular news- 
paper strip characters, made their screen 

These movies, and all others that fol- 
lowed, were made with the same objective 
todays movie studios have in mind: "They 
wanted to make money," Blackbeard said 
with a broad smile. The studios expected to 
attract huge audiences with names every- 
body would recognize. "Most have done quite 
well," he added. 

This summers "Batman" movie is being 
shown in 2,000 theaters. It features Oscar- 
winning actor Jack Nicholson ("Witches of 
East wick" and "The Shining") as the Joker, 
Batman^ nemesis. Michael Keaton 
("Beellejuice" and "The Dream Team") plays 
the title character. 

Those who expect campy fun a la the 
"Batman" of the 60\> television series might 
be disappointed. The "Batman" of the 80s is 
a hard-hitting crusader against crime. 

Producer Jon Peters confessed, "I never 
liked the 'Batman' TV series. I wanted to do 
a real aggressive picture." 

However, he added that "there^s lots of 
peril in this film and humor," the latter 

Director Tim Burton said in a recent 
interview with the San Francisco Chronicle: 
"I wanted to lake the comic book material 
and make it real. Thais the great thing 
about the characters in 'Batman.'they Ye real 

In this new film "Batman" Ls not accom- 
panied by his sidekick Robin anymore. Ear- 
lier this year, readers of the "Batman" comic 
were asked to vote on the destiny of the 
Capcd Crusader^ faithful ward by calling a 
special 900 phone number. The votes were 
counted and Robin died in the magazine^ 
following issue. 

Next Effort 

Another superhero who will find his way 
to the big screen is "The Punisher," a popular 
character of Marvel Comics. "The Pun- 
isher" will star Dolph Lundgrcn in the main 
role ("Rocky IV" and "Red Scorpion") and 
award-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. as the 
"Punisher*" sidekick. Lundgrcn described 
the picture once as "Lethal Weapon" meets 
"The Terminator." 

Lundgrcn will play Detective Frank Cas- 
tle, who goes on a murderous rampage 
against organized crime figures after his 
wife and children are killed. Lundgrcn por- 
trays "The Punisher" as "a guy who really 
doesn't give a damn." 

Robert Kamen, producer of the Sll mil- 
lion movie, said "the movie starts with an 
explosion and has a violent or action 
sequence just about every four minutes." He 
called "The Punisher" "the ultimate anti- 
hero, a man who had been roughed up by 

Apparently, Kamen has been roughed up 
so badly that the film received an "R" rating. 

The adaptations of comic book themes to 
the movies are not always precise. The 
comic "Swamp Thing," a horror story of a 
man who mutates into a walking plant, was 
transformed into a comedy for the movie 
"The Return of Swamp Thing." 


What are the comics fans' reactions to 
these movies? Scott Canizales, comic book 
store owner, considered the "Swamp Thing" 
movie "a total joke." "Comics-inspired films 
will succeed only if they stay true to the 
comic," Canizales said. "The movies are 
supposed to expose the characters to a 
broader audience." 

About the "Batman" movie, Canizales 
said the main hopes of fans were "that the 
movie will be a faithful adaptation of the 
comic book." 

"The Punisher," however, already has fans 
up in arms. "Most dont approve of Dolph 
Lundgrcn as The Punisher'," Canizales 
explained. "Most of them also dislike the 
fact that the 'Punisher' doesn't even wear the 
costume he wears in the comic" 

The future looks bright, if the "Batman" 
movie is any indication. Two sequels arc 
already in the planning stage and "Pun- 
isher" producer Kamen is also considering a 
second movie. 

But first, other projects are awaiting the 
audience— a "Brenda Starr, Reporter" 
movie, produced after a comic strip charac- 
ter of the 20V is scheduled to premiere this 
year. It will star Brooke Shields and 
Timothy Dalton. After several delays in its 
release, New World Pictures now hopes to 
launch it in the post-"Batman" fervor. 

Another big project in the making is a 
"Dick Tracy" movie from Touchstone Pic- 
tures starring Warren Beatty as the square- 
jawed detective created by the late Chester 
Gould. "Dick Tracy" Ls scheduled for release 
in summer 1990 and will feature many pop- 
ular actors as Dick Tracy^ opponents, 
among them Al Pacino, and pop star 
Madonna as "Breathless Mahoney." 

Comics-inspired movies face an uncer- 
tain future. Much depended on the success 
of the "Batman" movie. Since it is already a 
runaway hit, perhaps it will pave the way for 
future releases. 

Sales on "Batman" comics and merchan- 
dise, such as posters, buttons and T-shirts, 
are booming. It remains to be seen if this 
success carries over to the new releases. If so, 
expect the new industry buzzword to be 
"Holy Box Office!" 


CCSF alums headline 44 Vocal Jazz Showcase" 

City College of San Francisco opens its 
Fall Performing Arts Series Sept. 8 with a 
"Vocal Jazz Showcase," an evening of inti- 
mate jazz-in-the-round featuring four alums 
who now perform as professional singers. 

Cindy and Kami Hcrron, Barbara Gainer 
and Cookie Wong— backed up by a rhythm 
section trio — will perform under the direc- 
tion of David Hardiman, City College 
music instructor and Bay Area jazz band 
leader. The performance is at 8 p.m. in the 
College Theatre. General admission is $5. 

The Herron sisters have separate careers, 
though they have worked together in Japan 
and in a 1985-86 performance of Billies 
Song, the operetta based on the life of jazz 
great Billie Holiday. tallies Song earned 
both sisters a Bay Area theater critics Circle 

Cindy Hcrron, currently working on an 
alburn for Atlantic Records, was Miss San 
Francisco in 1986 and is the reigning Miss 
Black California. She is now appearing with 
the Scott Brothers at the San Jose Fairmont. 

Gainer, who graduated from gospel 
choirs to the big bands of City College and 
San Francisco State, has entertained in 
night spots throughout the Bay Area, as well 
as al New York* Apollo Theatre and hotels 
in Nassau. Her San Francisco dates have 
included MamaVNob Hill and the Hilton 

Wong, described by Herb Caen as a 
"swinging singer," is among the few young 
Asian American entertainers who perform 
in styles traditionally associated with Cauc- 
asian and Black vocalists. She performs in 
music festivals in San Francisco and Los 
Angeles and such Bay Area clubs and hotels 
as Kimball*, Milestones, Rolands, the Hil- 
ton, the Fairmont and the Garcmont. 

At the Sept. 8 Performing Arts opener. 

backup combos will be composed of pianis 1 
Percy Scott, bassist Charles Thomas anc 
drummer George Hearst. All have per 
formed with Dave Hardiman* Big Band & 
Quintet. Scott also has worked with Jules 
Broussard and is now performing with ihi 

Thomas and Hearst are City College| 

For ticket information, call 239-3345. 




Time-travellers can carouse with 3,000 gregarious Elizabethans at the 
Renaissance Pleasure Faire. 


Reggae Explosion— Tinga Stewart and Edi Fitzroy wilh Back-in-Service headline. Other 
bands include: Lambsbread, Mystic Youth, Donny Rasta and Roots Vibration and 
I-World International. Arts and crafts booths and ethnic food. Sat. and Sun. noon- 
10pm. Fort Mason Center, Pier 3, Laguna and Bay, S.E Tickets are SI9; $17 in advance 
through BASS. 921-7976. 


Concord Fall Festival— Live music, chili cook-off, I0K run and a celebrity grape stomp at 
Todos Santos Park al Willow Pass and Grant, Concord. 346-4561. Sat. and Sun., 
I0am-7pm; Mon„ lOam-Spm 

Sausaliio Art Festival— 160 artists and craftspeople exhibit their lalcnls in the West Coasts 
largest arts exhibition. Live entertainment on two stages including membrs of the 
Marin Symphony. Lots of activities for the kids. Red and White Fleet runs from SF 
directly to the festival. SaL-Mon. I0am-6pm. Adjacent to Bay Model Visitors Center in 
Marinship Park, 2100 Bridgcway, Sausalito. Admission is $4; $2 for seniors and 
children 6-12; under 6 free. 332-0505. 

A La Carle, A La Park— More than 60 restaurants will be represented in this three-day 
benefit for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Besides performances of works by 
Shakespeare, a mostly jazz program will feature Susanna McCorkle and Pete Escovedo 
on Saturday, Michael Shrieve and the Gospel Hummingbirds on Sunday, and the 
Bobby Hutcherson Quartet and the Jules Broussard Band on Monday. SaL-Mon., 
1 1 .Tii-i>piii Sharon Meadow (near Stanyan), Golden Gate Park, SF Admission is $4; 
S3 for seniors; children under 12 free. 383-9378. 


Renaissance Pleasure Faire — Authentic costumes and music lake us back to days of yore in 
an authentic recreation of life over 400 years ago. Sal.-Sun.-Mon., I0am-6pm. Black 
Point Forest, Novalo (101 North to 37 East, Black Point exit). Admission is $12.50; S5 
for children ages 3-11; SI0 for students and seniors wilh ID. (800) 52-FAIRE. 

Photo by Gary Nichamin 

Photo by Andrew W. Long 

Fall back into City College's 
Performing Arts Series! 

Fall 1989 


Directed by David Hardiman 

Professional singers Barbara Gainer. Cookie Wong and Kami and Cindy Herron— all CCSF 
alums— perform an evening of intimate jazz-in-thc-round, backed up by a variety of combos. 

September 8 — 8 p.m. 


Directed by Dr. William Grothkopp 

Ushering in the holiday. City College Choir and Orchestra perform parts one and two of 
Handel 1 
s classic Messiah. Faculty, students and alumni lake turns as soloists. 

December 8 — 8 p.m. 


By Larry Kramer 
Directed by John Wilk 

Zeal blinds Ned Weeks lo the humanity behind the ideal of his efforts to win support of an 
AIDS education group. Produced for AIDS Education Month, this drama offers a rare and 
open look into the lives of gay men and their early struggles as a minority. 

October 6, 7, 13, 14—8 p.m. October 15—2.30 p.m. 


Music by Stephen Sondheim, Lyrics by Burt Shevelove 
Directed by Don Cate, Musical Direction by Michael Shahani 

The song-writing team thai brought us A Funny Tiling Happened on the Way to the Forum 
combines its talents once again in an adaptation of Aristophanes" comedy. 

November 9, 10. 16. 17—8 p.m. November 18—2:30 p.m. 


Multicultural Theatre classes culminate in a performance depicting play scenes and stylized 
pieces from the works of Asian Americans, Latin Americans and African Americans. 
December 15 — 8 p.m. 


Choreographed and Directed by Susan Conrad 

A rhythm tap suite and a performance of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue inspire the title of a 
dance concert whose form and flourish is influenced by a variety of musical styles. 

December I. 2—8 p.m. 

Single Ticfceis-all shows except 77ie Frogr. $5 general. $4 students, seniors, CCSF faculty and 
staff. 77ie Frogs: SI0 general, $8 students, seniors. CCSF faculty and staff. 

"Sea Goddess " by • attia fr designer Laurel Bureh. is the official commemorative painting 
and post.-r oftht 35 il, annual Sausalito Art Festival 

Etta James and James Cotton headline at S.F. Blues Festival 


Napa Wine and Crafts Faire— Over 200 booths in downtown Napa will be selling art 
objects, gourmet food and wine in the annual commemoration lo the harvest. Many 
local wineries will open iheir doors lo free lours and tasting. Sat., I0am-6pm. First 
Street, Napa. 257-0321 

Annual Chili Festival— The Marin County Food Bank benefits from the diiTcrenl and lasly 
chili recipes offered al Ihis chili fest. Beer and wine are served along with the entrees. 
There are also plenty of activities for the kids. Sat., Ilam-4pm. Bank of America 
parking lot, Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon. Admission is S3.50; $2 for children ages 5-12; 
under 5 free. 435-5633. 


17th Annual San Francisco Blues Festival— Plenty of big-name blues people here! This is a 
musl see f you like blues. Headlining are Texas blues man/ guitarist Johnny Winter on 
Saturday, and on Sunday, the great Etta James and the Roots Band, along with James 
Cotton and the Big Band and Otis Rush. Thais for the souL For the body, the festival 
features New Orleans and Cajun cooking. Free parking at Crissy Field with a shuttle to 
Fort Mason. Sat. and Sun., Il:30am-6pm. Great Meadow at Fort Mason, Marina al 
Laguna, SF Admission is $15; SI2.50 in advance at BASS; S20 for two-day pass 
(advance only). 826-6837. 

Russian Riwr Jazz Festival— The RRJF features not only top artists during the day, bul 
also good jazz at night at local jazz clubs in Guemeville. Good jazz, good food and 
plenty of arts and crafts between sets. Headlining are Chick Corea and Bobby 
Hutcherson on Saturday and James Moody and Bobby "Blue" Bland on Sunday. 
Johnson* Beach, Guemeville. Admission: before SepL 2 S25. S46 for both days; after 
Sept. 2 $27, $50 for both days. Tickets available through BASS or RRJF office. 
(707) 869-3940. 

Art Museum 

If you want to see the original art of Bob 
Kane, creator of "Batman," ihe Cartoon Art 
Museum is exhibiting "Batman: The Art of 
the Dark Knight," a retrospective of original 
art celebrating Balman* 50th anniversary, 
through September 2. 

The Cartoon Art Museum, 665 Third 
Street at Townsend in San Francisco, is a 
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MUNI Metro 

I oaly crrr 

bills, " said registration supervisor Dan 
Driscoll "We had to send people out" 
The same thing happened before during 
registration, but during daytime, years 
ago, he added 

Nine blocks down Ucean Avenue, a 
similar scene played at the Safeway super- 
market "We shut the doors. We got 
everybody out, " said the employee in 
charge. Miss Martin, who attends City 
College. Generators allowed the store to 
resume business after 5— 10 minutes. 

"Business" continued at the firehouse 
across from the college. "We first notify 
radio that we have no power out here and 
go to energy generator, " said Lieutenant 
Richard Hopkins. That restored lighting 
and power to the computer dispatch 
system in about two minutes. Not to 
worry. "Even if we didn't have generator 
power, we can call on the radio. " 

Still out there, "We have to be careful 
There are no lights, " said another fireman. 
Engine 15, which had roared out minutes 
earlier, returned at 9:48 after determining 
the power failure caused a (false) alarm 
bell to go off. 

The Community College Police said 
afterwards that power outages happen 

Graphic courtesy of MUNI 

quite often and they respond to the in- 
cident there was no real procedure. 

They try to patrol as much as possible and 
see that no theft is going on. They check 
the cars in parking lots and prevent mugg- 
ings and purse snatchings. 

It was an interesting night to be out 
Around 9:30, an SFPD black and white 
screamed down Ocean, scaring cars out of 
its way on the darkened road Tracking 
down patrol car to Ashton. it looked like it 
was responding to a burglary, but there 
was no one to ask. It was creepy looking 
at an abandoned police car parked in the 
middle of the street with its lights out 

Later, another patrol car swerved down 
the wrong side of the road pulling sudden- 
ly to the corner curb, and started lining up 
a group of giggling black teenagers (who 
seemed to be out for a stroll) against the 
wall Some civilians insisted on driving at 
"usual" speeds, a hairy proposition giv- 
ing new meaning to opposing traffic on 
the narrow residential streets. 

Yes, it was an interesting night I went 
"camping" indoors at a friend's place, but 
that's another story.... 

100 Days After 

Tiananmen Square Massacre 


Wed., Sept. 13. 12-1 p.m. A panal of 
City College students back from studying 
in China share their experiences. 101 Con- 
Ion Hall. Free 239-3580 

Fulbright Fellowships 

Deadlines: June 15 through Fri., SepL 15. 
Faculty may view an information packet about 
the 1990-91 Fulbright Fellowships at the Library 
Reserve Desk. There is a large number of 
research or lectureship awards for Central and 
South America and the Caribbean. 

Tutoring available; 
tutors wanted 

The Study Center continues evening tutoring 
this semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 
p.m. Day tutoring is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

Tutors are wanted in all subjects. Qualifica- 
tions are: 2.5 or better overall G.P.A.; an A or B 
in course to be tutored; instructor* recommenda- 
tion; and an application and interview. Pay is 
S5.02 an hour. 

The Study Center is in Cloud 332, along with 
other Learning Assistance Programs. Services 
are free. 239-3160. 


The Associated Student Council meets at 12-1 
p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Student 
Union Conference room. 239-3108. 

The Governing Board for the S.F. Community 
College District usually meets on the last Thurs- 
day of the month in the District Auditorium at 33 
Cough St., beginning at 7:05 p.m. for executive 
session (closed to public) and at 7:30 p.m. for open 
(to public) meeting. Meetings this semester are on 
Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 (changed from Nov. 16), 
and Dec. 21, with times and dates subject to 
change. 239-3013 or 239-3000. 

ests and acknowledging their imp,,-, 
place on campus," added Willis. 

According to Willis, the A.S. budget w 
be up $2,500 from last year, to $l077Sfif 
Fall 1989 (up $1,000) and to $110750 £ 
Spring 1990 (up $1,500). The last CojjS 
passed this budget unanimously on May? 
but the new Council still has to revise^ 
approve the budget by the end of Augiaf 

The A.S. Council meets Monday, j^ 
Wednesdays at 12-1 p.m. in the Conferee 
room in the Student Union building 

 services, this 
will create new avenues where women can 
receive help." 

Owens has established several support 
groups in her two years in the position while 
also focusing on the individual appoint- 
ments as well. 

"For several women, coming back to 
school is a very intimidating experience." 
said Owens, "so I examine their fears, anxi- 
eties, fantasies, and priorities and offer 
guidance to pick out a schedule of classes 
thai would fit in with their lives." 

O'Gallagher, a major instigator in getting 
the program expanded, look the budget 
designed by Owens all the way through the 
administrative ladder until she reached the 
chancellor and received his approval. "I 
really benefited by WREP's services and felt 
that a full-time commitment should be 
implemented." said O'Gallagher. 

Body and Mind 

Many students lacked CGallaghert 
enthusiasm when asked if they were familiar 
with the services for women on campus. One 
student however, Christine Ailloud from 
France, was very excited about what Cily 
College had to offer. "I think people take 
these services for granted. We dont have 
anything like WREP or Women's Health 25 
in my country, and its a shame more stu- 
dents aren't aware of it or don't take advan- 
tage of it." 

Health Science 25: Womcns Health 
Issues, created by instructor Robin Roth 
five years ago, has just expanded to three 
sections this semester becaase of student 
demand. Roth would like to see Ihe class 
offered as a two-semester course, but is 
limited because she is a part-time instructor 
and can only teach nine units. 

"Basically this is a self-awareness course 
offered to women in order to broaden their 
knowledge of both body and mind," said 
Roth. "Unfortunately we cover such a large 
range of topics that it is difficult to do so in 
one semester." 

"This is one class I can honestly say I 
looked forward lo," said student Suzanne 
Marks. "It taught me how to overcome 
experiences in my past, both mentally and 
physically, and how to approach obstacles in 
my future." 

Frank ingersoll, chair of Cily College 
Health Department, said that he has an 
added incentive to see this course expanded 
because it fulfills the three-unit ethnic stu- 
dies (Area H) requirement. 

See SERVICES, back page 

Mark, 29, managed to escape Beijing on 
a train just one day before the city became a 
bloodbath. He had a difficult time getting a 
train out of Beijing. 

The native San Franciscan and medical 
assist jnt soon met up with his classmate and 
Beijing roommate, Terry Chau, in Hong 

"For me being in China and learning 
Chinese was enough of an experience," said 
Chau, a 40-year-old professional glazier, 
who said he assumed a rather low-key role 
while in Beijing, 

-Killing Time" 

Twcnly-year-old Mary Wong found out 
about the International Studies programs 
semester in Beijing through a billboard ad. 
She and her friend Samantha Lee were 
"killing time" between classes at Cily Col- 
lege last fall when they noticed the 

Wong, who had always wanted to go to 
China, was soon killing time with Lee 
between classes in Beijing. 

According to Wong, the first few months 
she spent in China were relatively tranquil. 
But after the death of Hu Yao Eong, who 
many regarded as the peoples only voice m 
government, things were never the same. 

Hu died shortly after he had been ostracized 
from the inner circle of power in the Com- 
munist parly. 

Photo by Mary Wong 
See CHINA, back page 

Telecourses succeed in 
bringing education 
home to students 

However, unexpected 
demand causes growing 
pains for small staff 

By Amie Valle 

Although the deadline to add classes has 
passed, there is still a chance for students to 
add a Tclecourse to their schedules, accord- 
ing to Carole Roberts, Telecourse 

"Telecourses close later than other classes 
because they start later. Students have more 
of an opportunity to add Telecourses 
because our broadcast starts later than in- 
class courses, so, in some cases, people can 
add later," said Roberts. "We allow the 
teachers to put the limit on adding as we do 
with any other class, so, if a student is 
interested, they should call and find out if a 
class is still open." 

Telecourses are televised college courses 
for which students can receive full college 
credit. They are broadcast over channel 35 
on Viacom Cable and KCSM channel 60 on 
free TV. Telecourses are considered by the 
slate and Cily College as independent study. 
Some fulfill General Education require- 
ments and are transferrablc. 

Ten Telecourses are currently being 
offered, with subjects ranging from General 
Psychology to Beginning Piano. The lessons 
vary from II to 17 weeks and can be viewed 
at home on TV or also at the Listening 
Center at City College. 

Expanding Horizons 
A number of unique features makes a 
Telecourse different from a regular class. 
"One thing is thai you Ye looking at a visual 
medium combined with your textbook, so 
you have lessons on videotape, as well as in 
your textbook, and as well as having having 
the teacher as a facilitator and consultant. 
The information is delivered in a different 

"You see people and places, and you dont 
just read about it. You have a large variety of 
materials in every lesson that not are not in 
a regular class, so you expand your horizons 
quite a bit," said Roberts. 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

Carol Roberts 

Telecourse Coordii ator 

Since they are televised, Telecourses are 
available not only to City College students 
but also the general public. They are espe- 
cially beneficial to those who are not able, 
for a variety of reasons, to attend regular 
college courses on campus. 

"Some people need to work pan-time, so 
they enroll in three classes here on campus 
and they need a fourth or fifth class. They 
sign up for a Telecourse, so they can do it at 
home and work," said Roberts. "Some peo- 
ple have kids. Some people are retired, and 
some can't physically make the irip. We have 
a lot of disabled students who love the 

The courses are academically equivalent 
to on campus classes. Textbooks and writing 
assignments are required. Students take a 
midterm and a final and can contact their 
instructors ai any time. 

See TELECOURSE, back page 

Centers won't 


student loans 


Photo by Edmund Lee 

The Women's Re-entry Education Program I WREP) has its office in Room 310A 
in Batmale Hall 

High defaults not our 
fault, says President 

By Mark Gleason 

In response to new guidelines for student 
loans handed down by the Department of 
Education this summer, the Centers Divi- 
sion of the San Francisco Community Col- 
lege Dislric( has decided not to recommend 
loaas as part of the divisions financial aid 
counseling for the coming year. 

Students looking for vocational training 
in the district should instead consider PELL 
grants and college work study programs, 
according lo Dr. Carlota del Portillo, stu- 
dent financial aid dean for the Centers 

"We are putting our students through 
PELL, and those with the greatest need will 
be put on SEOG (Supplemental Educa- 
tional Opportunity Grants) and College 
Work Study (CWS)."said del Portillo. 

This new policy comes in the wake of 
statistics released this summer that indicate 
the Centers Division has default rates on 
student loans twice as high as Cily College 
and some three and four limes higher than 
other universities around the Bay Area. 

The S.F. Examiner reported on June 2 
that (he Centers Division had a 57.1 percent 
default rate for student loans due in 1986. 

Not Our Fault 

Dr. del Portillo noted that those statistics 
are some four years old. 

"There were three students last year lhai 
were still in the loan process. They were 
getting the second half of their loans. We 
have not issued any new loans last year, and 

we don't see ourselves issuing any new ones 
this year," she said. 

An irritated Rena Bancroft, president of 
the Centers Division, confronted a Guards- 
man reporter at the last Governing Board 
meeting to reiterate that the Centers Divi- 
sion feels caught in the middle of the current 
crackdown in the student loan process. 

"The fault is not ours, but that of the 
banks. They do ihe screening," said 

"This puts the burden on us for something 
over which we have no control," she added. 
And, "on the Centers' side, we dont even 
charge any fees." 

Bancroft was angry over feeling forced by 
KTVU to appear with technical and voca- 
tional schools (which have the highest 
default rates), feeling Ihe Centers were 
unfairly lumped with these schools. 

Still, when asked about the Centers' high 
default rate relative to other colleges, Ban- 
croft said that the Centers Division is open 
entry and open exit, giving no grades and 
having no control over the students. They 
could receive their loans, and be gone in 
three weeks, she said. 

"These rates arc not because present stu- 
dents are defaulting or that we were giving 
out new loans. This is part of what hap- 
pened before," said del Portillo. 

She added that the Community College 
Centers were different than the proprietary 
"tech" schools that make up most of the 
defaulting institutions. Students going to 
for-profit technical schools never see their 
loan check, as it directly pays the high 
tuition. The Centers charge no tuition or 


See LOANS, back page 

'_' I'h<- Guordsmnn 

September 14-27.iggg 


Legalize It! 


By Michael S. Quinby 

We need to legalize drugs now before the entire country is swallowed by them. 

There are no problems that are occurring now that would be worsened by legalization. 
Cocaine wouldn^ be as popular as beer. Ice (mcthamphctamine) would not be served at 
dinner on Thanksgiving Day. 

If the drug cartels can be turned into legitimate businesses that only deal with U.S. 
government representatives, the advantages would be numerous. The already powerful drug 
barons would no longer be international fugitives and would be able to turn their huge 
financial resources toward consolidating their market and to fight the black market 
themselves. If they achieve this, the problems will cease on the supply side. 

On the demand side (in the U.S.), the payoffs will be gradual, but tangible. Distribution 
can be monitored, and social programs that are already in place (drug rehabilitation and 
education) can be implemented more readily. As these programs progress, and knowledge 
of the repercussions of drug abuse increases, the slow but certain process of weaning our 
country off of drugs will begin. 

Legal age for distribution will be 18, which leaves the 13- to 18-ycar-olds as the prime (and 
most vulnerable) targets for black market sales. With the growing intolerance of drug use, 
facilitated by a thorough and well-funded education program begun at the elementary 
school level, this group should be small. If there is no market, there will be no pushers. Also, 
the black market dealers would have to work against not only the governments of both 
countries, but the drug cartels themselves. 

The current programs are poorly equipped to handle this specter of drug abuse. George 
Bush s new proposals are a crop of thinly veiled propaganda, and is a cheap way out for his 
administration. There are no resources available to him without raising taxes or shaving the 
defense budget, which he claims will never happen. The profits to be made by legalization 
will not only fund existing programs, but will give the government the muscle it needs to 
properly enforce its policies. 

Time is running out for our inner cities, and we must take drastic action now. Legalization 
is by no means a flawless proposal, but it seems to be the only one with obvious and realistic 
benefits. The lime has come to legalize it. 

Hayden calls for more campuses 

Assemblyman Tom hayden made a 
strong case for a Central Valley site for a new 
University of California campus speaking as 
chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Edu- 
cation regarding "Expansion of Post- 
secondary Education" in Fresno on August 

"There is no reason why an area with the 
Valleys importance and growth should have 
to export any of its brain power to Los 
Angeles or Berkeley, necessarily, or for its 
students to lose the opportunity for a UC 
education in the Valley," said Hayden. "The 
evidence is strong, 1 think, that geography 
mailers in determining whether somebody 

attends a University of California campus." 
[Emphasis his.] 

He cited a pattern of low rates of Central 
Valley high school graduates going on to UC 
(7.7 percent for the state vs. 4.6 percent for 
Fresno County, 2.5 percent for Merced, etc.) 
as "clear evidence of underrepresentation of 
people of the Valley in the University of 
California." A similar pattern exists for the 
California State University system (II per- 
cent for the state; the rate is better than 
average for Fresno only because of the pres- 
ence of Fresno State but the other counties 
are below average). 


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those of the Journalism Department and the College Administration. All inquiries should 
be directed to The Guardsman, Bungalow 209, City College of San Francisco, S.F 94112. 
01 call (415) 239-3446. 

Hayden also cited "socioeconomic status 

"The large Hispanic population of much 
of the Valley, for example, is particularly 
underserved by the absence of a UC cam- 
pus," said Hayden, "and one in the Valley 
could well contribute to the statewide policy 
goal of increasing minority admission rales 
to the University of California." 

Also, "Therels no doubt in my mind that 
new UC and CSU campuses are going to be 
needed, in addition to expansion of many of 
the existing campuses and a lifting of the 
growth cap for the community colleges." 

UC estimates a growth of 63,000 new 
students by 2005— a 41 percent jump. This 
means increasing enrollment at existing 
campuses by 45,000 students and opening 
three more campuses by 2000 for the rest. 
That requires $4 billion in bonds. 

CSU projects 186,000 more students— an 
increase of over 50 percent. CSU estimates 
that would leave 50,000-60,000 students 
who would have to be served by three to five 
new campuses. The cost could be two to 
three billion dollars in bonds. 

Califomias population will grow by 25 
percent in this period, but the K-12 popula- 
tion will grow by 33 percent, according to 

In this "very serious decade of decisions," 
Hayden said: "The danger if we do not 
pursue the math of more college-educatd 
people is that we'll evolve into a two-tiered 
economy in California based on educational 
haves versus educational have-nots. I think 
we all agree that our quality of life and our 
economic strength depends on the rate of 
success in higher education." 

-Wing Liu 

Bar! Bu^i PJar 

By Edmund Lee 

After hearing the President give his 
address to the nation on September 5, 1 had 
to ask myself, "Will he accomplish what he 
is setting out to do?" 

His plan called for increased spending in 
the areas of education, local enforcement 
agencies, increased foreign aid, and pro- 
grams to help those in need. All of this 
comes with a promise that there will be no 
increase in taxes. 

Well then, how will all of this be financed? 
The money has to come from somewhere as 
this is new money that he is asking for, 
money that the government doesn't really 

At least several billions of dollars are 
slated for each of the mentioned points 
above. If the President is not going to 
increase our taxes, then there must be some 
reshuffling of funds within the governments 
spending cash. 

When I hed that the Democrats were 
afraid that they would be targeted, I thought 
they were acting childish. They are earning 
more than most people do, and they still 
clamor for more money in the form of raises 
and benefits. 

Many people have'none of these things. I 
felt they were being selfish. I also figured the 
military will suffer a little loo. I haven^ 
heard much from them yet, but I'm willing 
to bet that I will soon. 

The real kicker came when it was dis- 
closed thai each state would have to foot the 
bill. Each state! Ah ha! If each state must 
pay out of their own funds, then state taxes 
(and perhaps property and sales taxes), to its 
residents, will have to be increased. Is this 
what President Bush meant when he said no 
new taxes? If so, he forgot to add: ".. . from 
the federal government." 

Bush's priorities are also a little peculiar. 
His address came only after the situation in 
Colombia got worse. Before, it seemed that 
he was content to issue words on the side (his 
idea of pressure) while trying to catch a fish 
in the previous weeks. He was quoted as 
saying to the media: "After church, I'm 
going out there and I'm going to get the big 
one." He got it all right. A foot in his mouth. 

Somehow, it seems that his actions are too 
little too late. True, he has only been in office 
for approximately eight months, but during 
that time, he played the cautious President. 
Why? Because of image. 

If Bush really wanted to do some good 
regarding the drug problem, he should have 
started rehabilitation for users shortly after 
he entered office, not promising more fund- 
ing now after the problem has grown to 
epidemic proportions. 

Also, how will imprisoning drug offend- 
ers help, if they are simply going to go back 
to the same abusive pattern upon parole? 

No, the problem must be stopped with the 
help of the people, and, at the source, the 
manufacturers. This is directed at the illicit 
drug manufacturers and not pharmaceuti- 
cal companies whose medications are 
equally susceptible to abuse by patients. 

Regardless, the President must address 
the drug problem in a more realistic way and 
he must be honest about his intentions, 
instead of trying to be sneaky in his 
approach of program execution and 

Seven Second Delay 

Campus Query 

What do you think President George Bush should do to 
fight drugs? 

Kristina Barrett, 19, Graphic Design: 

"I think he should help the homeless and the poor because 
drugs is an easy way for them to make money." 

Brian Loll, 21, Undecided: 

"I really don^ know, but I support his fight on drugs.' 

Orlando Galvez, 23 Aero Tech: 

"Try to get kids more involved with sports to keep them off 
the streets and get them off to a good start. Advertising 
would help as it is very strong [a medium] these days. Use role 
models to help too." 

Elizabeth Zbytniewski, 20, Comparative Lit: 

"I think he is using his *war on drugs' to divert us from 
other important issues." 

Kevin Kring, 28, Broadcasting/Film: 

"I think there needs to be more support and money going 
into the Coast Guard and the Drug Enforcement Agency 
needs more support in its programs. Funding has been cut so 
much in the last few years that they are no bigger than the city 
law enforcement agencies." 

Fran Dominguez, 23, Nursing: 

"I think he is doing all he can [to fight drugs]. He needs to 
provide more funding and target certain areas in cities." 

Oops! There were several goofs in the 
August 3I-September 13 issue of The 

The name of the Associated Student 
Council vice president is Orlando Galicia, 
not Garcia. 

The author of "Immigration solution?" is 
Juan Gonzales, not Gonzalez. 

Reporter Gerald Jeong's name was mis- 
spelled in the masthead. 

The "BLACKOUT!" article is missing a 
paragraph that reads: "Also, they drive 
around as a visual deterrent and use their 
spotlights to illuminate areas to help stu- 
dents get from building to vehicle. As for 
getting the people out, it^s the responsibility 
of the instructor and each individual 
because they just dont have the personnel." 
This should follow paragraph 13 which 
starts out: "The Community College 
Police.. . ." 

The article entitled "Mayor Agnos holds 
onto Balbo Reservoir, bumps new library 
site back onto campus" should have said 
that the library will be operational by Fall 
1993, not Spring 1992. 

The Book Loan Program is funded at 
S4.500 as slated in the "A.S. notes," not at 
S45.000 as shown in "A.S. membership 
holds hidden benefits." 

In "Wheelchair users welcome streetcar 
platforms," the last two paragraphs starting 
with "(encour)age those who are disabled 
.. ." should be switched with the two para- 
graphs above them. 

In "Loan rules gel tighter for students and 
colleges," paragraphs six through nine 
should be exchanged with paragraphs 10 
through 15. 

The third sentence in "News Digest: Pre- 
ferential parking" is missing some words. It 
should say: "OMI-NIA wanted an area- 
wide, long-term approach to deal with traf- 
fic congestion, long-term street parking, and 
blocked driveways caused by commuters, as 
well as speeding and dangerous driving 
brought to the area by drug dealing." 

The Guardsman regrets any confusion 
that may have occurred. 



The "Associated Student Clubs" article 
should have noted that the list of clubs was 
of those recognized by the A.S. Council in 
Spring 1989. 

The Council does not come out with a list 
of recognized clubs until the middle of the 
semester. The Guardsman decided to run 
the list from the spring semester not to say 
this was news but strictly as a service to 
students; this was to let them know what 
clubs might be available to them to partici- 
pate in and to bolster student government, 
including the A.S. Council indirectly. 

City Scriptum 

By Nanci Norman 

San Francisco City Colleges literary 
magazine, the City Scriptum, has been 
brought back to life after being dormant for 
six years, by a resurgence of interest in the 
English department. I believe that the mag- 
azine is a good opportunity for City Col- 
lege's 20,000 students to find a vehicle for 
their literary expression and to have thru 
creative thoughts published. 

In our ranks could be hiding talents akin 
lo Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens. 
George Sand, or Jean Auel. The magawx 
will give them the chance to be heard and for 
their writing skills to be recognized. This 
dusty fledgling will get a chance to try its 
wings next month, when the first new issue 
comes out. 


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September 14-27,1989 

Monument to Non- Violence 

The Guardsman/.! 

Looking over the borders of City College for Hidden Cuisine 

in I 

photo by Mark Gleason. 

1/ you are a member of La Raza Unita or the International Student Club, the Gutierrez 
Brothers will be happy to extend a 10 percent discount on your next lunch purchase. 
Mario is also interested in discussing similar arrangements ui'h nther clubs. 

photo by Mark Gleason. 

The Happy Palace Restaurant, located at 696 Monterey, features luncheon specials for 
only $3.60, beginning at 11:00 a. m. This Northern Chinese cuisine includes chow mein. 
won ton and vegetable dishes. 

photo by Mark Gleason. 

The bronze figure that thousands of City College students walk past each day is an image 
of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of San Francisco. Its title, St. Francisofthe Guns, gives 
a misnomer to its tribute. 

The artist, Benamino (Benny) Bufano, cast this piece with the melted metal of guns turned 
in by those who were disenchanted with the effects of violence on society. The mosaic apron 
on the statue includes images of slain Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy, as well as Dr. Martin 
Luther King and Robert Kennedy. 

The art-work was dedicated May 13. 1977 on the City College campus by the local chapter 
of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. 

The figure now greets the entrance to the Science Hall. 

By Mark Gleason 

San Francisco is a restaurant town. The 
large population of single people, two career 
families and the fast paced lifestyle all con- 
tribute to the Citys growing patronage of 
diverse eateries. 

Restaurant eating also allows us to escape 
the everyday bustle of school and work. 
And. while City College is home to a fine 
variety of food prepared and served by some 
250 students of the Hotel and Restaurant 
department, sometimes it^ necessary to gel 
away from the congestion of campus with 
that special someone for an intimate lunch- 
time meal. 

Food Lines 

"1 go to one of the Chinese restaurants up 
on Monterey [Boulevard] with a friend of 
mine from class. We go about once a week," 
said one student recently. 

"If I eat here all the time, I feel like I'm 
lining up at a trough," she said. 

Besides getting away from the crowds, 
lunching off campus can have other advan- 
tages. Mario and Javier Gutierrez, two 
brothers who run El Caporal Asadero y 
Reslaurante on Ocean Avenue, cater to a 
growing number of students who make the 
short walk over from City College. 


Pushy Father 

Q: My father insists on involving himself 
in my educational affairs. 1 1 is pushy about 
the kind of courses I should take, and in 
what area I should major. From past expe- 
rience, while in high school, I felt his invol- 
vement was not very helpful. Now that Vm 
an adult, I'd like to make my own decisions. 
How can 1 explain this lo him without 

Many parents over-involve themselves in 
the academic and career pursuits of their 
children. As a result, despite the best of 
intentions, their advice and guidance are 
often untimely and unwarranted. It sounds 
like your father, considering his intense emo- 
tional investment in your schoolwork, is 
viewing your academic success as a symbol 
of his own self-worth. In other words, he 
regards your academic attainments as a 
feather in his own parental cap. Although 
self-centered pride of this kind is not always 
destructive, it seems that your father has 
carried his campaign in behalf of your edu- 
cational campaign much too far. 

I would suggest that you explain to your 
father that you appreciate his assistance, but 
that it is essential to your personal welfare 
that you determine and fulfill your own 
educational objectives. It might be espe- 
cially helpful to remind him of two central 
points: (1) Ultimate personal happiness in 
ones chosen academic and professional 
career usually evolves from studying and 
mastering subject areas that uniquely suit 
one's own, not someone else^. interests and 
aptitudes; (2) That you fully expect your 
academic choices to be fraught with mis- 
takes and problems. Making and learning 
from unavoidable mistakes is an intrinsic 
part of educational experimentation and 
therefore should not be criticized or 

Finally, if after having had this heart-to- 
heart talk with your father, he is still as 
unreasonable and unconvinced as ever, it 
may be time to realize that there is little you 
can do at this time to avoid offending him by 
your assertions of academic independence. 
That might be the price you will have to pay 
for attaining the goals to which you aspire. 

Acquaintance Rape 
Q: There is a great deal of news coverage 
lately regarding the problem of acquain- 
tance rape. Could you shed some light on 
this problem in your column? 

A: The problem of acquaintance or date 
rape on the contemporary college campuses 
of this country is very widespread and 
extremely serious. In one survey of women 
on 32 college campuses, 15 percent had 
experienced at least one rape, and 89 per- 
cent of the lime the rapes were committed 
by men the women knew. Three-quarters of 
the victims in this study did not identify their 
experience as rape and none of the males 
involved believed they had committed a 
crime. About 45 percent of the males who 
committed acquaintance rape said they 
would repeat the experience. More than 
one-third of the rape victims did not discuss 
the experience with anyone and more than 
90 percent of them did not report the inci- 
dent to the police. As a result, very few date 
rapes arc ever prosecuted and even fewer 
lead the conviction of the assailant 

In another study, when men were asked if 
there was any likelihood they would force a 
woman to have sex against her will if they 
could get away with it. about half said they 
would. But when the same men were asked 
if they would rape a woman if they knew 
they could get away with it only about 15 
percent said they would. Evidently, many 

men dont realize that forcing a woman to 
have sex against her will is rape. 

The American College Health Associa- 
tion recommends the following ways to cut 
the risk: 

For Women: 

Believe in your right to set limits. Say "no" 
when you mean "no." 

Be assertive with someone who is sexually 
pressuring you. Passivity may be interpreted 
as permission. 

Remember that some men assume that 
sexy dress and flirtatious manner mean a 
desire for sex. 

Pay attention to what is happening 
around you. Don^ put yourself in vulnerable 

For Men: 

Be aware of social pressures. It^ okay not 
to "score." 

"No" means "no." Dont continue after 
"no." Dont assume that sexy dress and a 
flirtatious manner are invitations to sex. 

An excellent book on this subject is Real 
Rape by Susan Est rich, a law professor and 
former national campaign manager for 
Michael Dukakis, who was herself a rape 

Any students or faculty who would like 
me to conduct a guest lecture on this subject 
in their classes can reach me at the Student 
Health Center. 

Gerald Amada, Ph.D., is co-director 
of lite mental Itealth program at the 
Student Health Center (Bungalow 201), 
which provides free and confidential ser- 
vices for mental (phone 239-illO) and 
physical (239-3148) health. Please send 
reader questions to "Ask Amada" c/o 
Features Editor. Tlte Guardsman, Box 
V-67 or bring them by Bungalow 209. 

Poetry Corner 

by J.K. Sabourin C 1988 

Would you know I hoai your pain lo ease? 

Would you know I want your rage to lessen? 
Would you acknowledge I know your pain is 

From humanity's unconcern for you? 
Would you acknowledge I know your rage is 

From humanity's rejection o/vou? 

I know your pain, your rage 
Personally, intimately learned 
From experience, from observance. 

I cannot know the depths of your pain, your rage 

Only the depths of mine 

Up through which I anguish 
Tbperceiw the ambiguous bottom of yours... 

Would I hold you in my arms a moment. 

Like you used to when you carried me to my crib 

While the 'look sharp, be sharp" Gillette commercial 

Plated as the Friday Night Fights ended; 

Would I caress your lieadfor a moment.. . 

Like you would mine 

Because tears sprang from my eyes 


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 Karate inMrttctor m City College, as well as a gay rights activist. 

City College loses a 
teacher and a leader 

By Tito Estrada 

Bill Paul, a physical education instructor 
al City College, former Olympian, and 
former president of the Stonewall Gay 
Democratic Club, died shortly after the end 
of the spring semester. He was 49. 

Paul, who was openly gay and active in 
local and national gay and civil rights issues, 
succumbed after a long struggle with a brian 
tumor relatd to the AIDS/ HIV virus. 

Neil Laughlin, a friend a fellow physical 
education instructor al City College, called 
him "an agent of change," one who champi- 
oned ihe underdog and who was never 
afraid to speak the truth, even if it meant 
challenging higher authority, 

Paul was born in Grass Valley, California, 
on December 29, 1939. He moved to the Bay 
Area in the early 1940s and eventually 
settled in San Francisco, making his home 
in the Mission District. Paul attended and 
graduated from Sacred Heart. 

Paul attended San Francisco State and 
then Harvard University where he received 
his doctorate in educational psychology. 
Paul also attended the University of Tokyo 
in Japan on a scholarship. He studied crowd 
control techniques, gentle, non-violent 
methods of dealing with hostile persons. 
Paul eventually used his knowledge to teach 
mental health workers in Massachusetts, 
police officers in San Francisco, and other 
organizations around the country. 
Martial Arts 

A martial arts enthusiast, Paul was 
involved in many forms of self-defense, most 
notably judo and karate. He was a member 
of the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo, Japan 
in 1964, and a member of the American 
team in the Pan-American Games. Paul 
reached the rank of fifth degree black belt in 
judo, a feat which, according to Laughlin, 
was a very rare thing to do. Only a few 
people in the world have ever achieved that 

Brad Duggan said of Paul, "He was 
about the most versatile. .. American mar- 
tial artist in the last twenty years." 

When Paul came to City College to 
instruct physical education some years ago, 
he may well have been the first openly gay 
man hired by a Mens P.E. department in the 
state. Paul instructed body building and 
martial arts classes. 

Paul, besides working part-time at City 
College, also had a full-time job at San 
Francisco State University. He was on the 
social faculty and was a staff member of 
Student Affirmative Action (SAA) in 
charge of faculty relations and graduate 

"His commitment was to scholarship, to 
excellence, and to quality at the same time," 
said SAA Director Gene Royale. 


Outside of college life, Paul had another 
job: activism. He was a spearheading cru- 
sader for gay and minority rights and a 
tireless one at that. 

A former president of the Stonewall Gay 
Democratic Club, Paul also helped found 
Mobilization Against AIDS, the San Fran- 
cisco AIDS Foundation, the Alice B. Toklas 
Lesbian/ Gay Democratic Club, and other 
organizations. He also helped in the creation 
of the AIDS/ ARC Vigil at U.N. Plaza in 
San Franciscos Civic Center. 

Paul also worked on Jesse Jacksons presi- 
dential campaigns and the Justice for 
Dolores Huerta Coalition. 

Lela Havener, Pauls mother, said her son 
was a gentle person who "loved children." 

Tony Monroe, Pauls lover, described him 
as someone who liked helping people, and 
who wanted to right the wrongs. 

Team has a new 
look as it gears up 
for home opener 

By Gideon Rubin 

As the Rams prepare for their home 
opener this Saturday, (September 16) 
against Santa Rosa (kickoff is at 1:00 
pm). City College football fans can ex- 
pect some big changes from their 
team which posted a 5-5-1 a year ago. 

Although last season's Rams 
featured one of the stingiest defenses 
in the state, the team's offense strug- 
gled after losing first string quarter- 
back Bob Stone to injury. The result 
was a lot of low scoring affairs, which 
don't do much to attract big crowds. 

In last week's 26—18 setback at 
the hands of Gavilan at Gilroy, the 
Rams showed that they can move the 
football quite effectively, on the air 
and on the ground. 

Mike Downing, making his debut 
at the quarterback position, com- 
pleted 23 of 34 passes (68%) for 228 
yards and one touchdown without an 

Downing, who played for Reardon 
last year, drew high marks from his 
coach, George Rush. 

"He showed a lot of composure," 
said Rush. 

Rush added that the former 
Crusader was facing stiff competition 
for the starting job. Downing will 
have to beat out Sam Peoples, who 
led Galileo to a AAA title a year ago, 
as well as Chris Antipa, who already 
has a year of junior college experience 
under his belt. 

"It's a competitive situation," said 

The Rams also have a lot of depth 
at the running back position. Rodney 
Clemente, who rushed for 90 yards 
and caught four passes for another 24 
yards, figures to be the leader of the 

Leroy Perkins, a converted defen- 
sive back, enjoyed great success a 
year ago after being moved to the 
running back position. Perkins, who 
didn't see action against Gavilan, car- 
ried the offense in the latter part of 
last season. Perkins scored four 
touchdowns in the Rams final contest 
against West Valley College. 

Whoever wins the starting job at 
quarterback, will have a variety of 
viable targets to choose from. Down- 
ing completed passes to nine dif- 
ferent receivers last week. 

And in the trenches, where games 
are won and lost, Rush likes what he 

Rush said he was concerned about 
the performance of his defense last 
week, noting that his players did not 
do what he wanted them to, 
sometimes playing man-to-man when 
they were supposed to be covering a 

Qiiarirrhnrh Mike Downing was one of 17 freshman who started in the Rams first pre-season game. 

photo by Steven Canepa 
Rodney Clemente shoots over the top for a short gain this time, but he'll have 90 yards before the game ends. 

"They were sins of commission," 
said Rush, who noted that in the 
fourth quarter, the intensity level of 
his defense increased. 

The Rams can chalk up their recent 
loss under experience, and use it as a 
fine tuning for their upcoming home- 

After they tangle with Santa 
Rosa's Bear Cubs, the Rams will host 
Merced College a week later on 
September 23 at 1:00 p.m. 

Don't kick the world's biggest sport 

By John Williamson 

Okay, let^ have a quick quiz. How many 
of you know that the 1994 World Cup has 
been awarded to the United Stales? How 
many of you know what sporting event takes 
center stage at the World Cup? 

I hope you answered "I do" and "soccer." 
In 1994, we will be hosting an event that, in 
much of the world, is more important than 
the Olympics. To many soccer fans, this is 
kind of like awarding the next Super Bowl 
to Leningrad. 

The fact is, soccer is growing rapidly in 
this country, both in terms of popularity and 
talent. But if you don't know much about it, 
that's okay. You have four years to learn how 
the game works. 

Actually, you may get a trial run next year 
because there* a good chance that the Unit- 
ed Slates could qualify for the 1990 World 
Cup in Italy. But how can you find oui a 
little more about this sport? Where can a 
person on a budget caich a game or two? 
Glad you asked, and so is Mitchell Palacio. 
head coach for Cily College's soccer (earn. 

After a disappointing, injury-riddled sea- 
son last year, Coach Palacio is looking for- 
ward to the promise of the new season. "We 
have more laleni than we did last year." he 
says. Thai talent, according to Palacio. 
includes six players returning from last 
year's squad, as well as several others who 
were teammates during Cily College's spring 
soccer program. 


Standing by the field watching his team 
warm up before practice. Coach Palacio is 
proud, understandably so, of Ihe program he 
has built. "When I first goi here." he says, "1 
had lo start from scratch. I remember get- 
ting on the phone and calling around trying 
to gel people to come oui and play." 

His first few teams consisted of as few as 
II or 12 players. 

Ironically, one of the biggest factors in the 
increase of soccer talent in the United Stales 
is also one of the biggest obstacles to Cily 
College developing a winning program. 

Aboul 10 years ago. there was a tremend- 
ous boom of youth soccer leagues around 
ihe country. Parents started finding out thai 
the hand-eye coordination involved in hit- 
ting or fielding a baseball did not come 
easily to most children. Kicking a soccer ball 
and running after it, on the other hand, is 
something thai most children can do. 

So, whereas in Little League baseball 
only a few talented kids got to play while the 
others watched, in soccer everybody got to 
play. Not only did the children enjoy it more, 
but the doting parents had the satisfaction of 
knowing thai their child would actually get 
to participate. 

Now, 10 years later, these kids are starling 
lo show up at ihe college level. The problem 
is thai these leagues were and still are pre- 
dominantly located in the suburbs. 

Coach Palacio believes that most city 
kids who want to play soccer have (o work 
to help support their families and have little 
time lo play. When they do gel lo play, its 
usually in a pick up game with friends, not 
on an organized team. 

This means thai the young players who 
wind up attending City College often meel 
up with learns slocked with players who 
have a big advantage in terms of real game 
experience. The challenge for City College 
players is to give up the individualistic pick- 
up game style and leam to work in a unified 
team effort. 

The firsl part of the season is going to be 
a bit of a trial byfire, featuring matches 
againsl several conference champions. By 
the lime league play starts with a home 
game against Consumnes River College on 
October 4, the leam will be accustomed to 
facing lop notch competition. 

Coach Palacios goals for ihe season are 
both admirable and realistic. Most coaches 
pay lip service lo the idea lhal winning isnt 

everything, but he seems lo mean it. He 
wants his players to learn lo play like a leam, 
lo play smart, and to improve every time 
Ihey lake the field. 

"If we play our best game of the year 
againsl the league champion and lose 1-0," 
Palacio says, "and ihcn win 5-0 againsl a 
team lhal just stands there and doesn't chal- 
lenge us to play well, which game do you 
ihink I'll be happiest with?" 

So, if you re interested in catching some 
soccer action, simply check The Sports 
Calendar for a home game and head on over 
lo the Balboa Park soccer field. Admission 
is free. 

Remember, youVe only goi four short 
years lo get ready for the World Cup. Amer- 
ica is couniing on you! 

Former Football Coach 
Dies of Cancer 

Former City College football coach Dutch Elston died of cancer at the 
age of 70. 

During his tenure as a City College coach, from 1962—76, Elston 
coached O.J. Simpson and helped him get a scholorship at U.S.C. 

Elston attended U.S.C. where as a football player he earned recogni- 
tion, and played professionally for the Cleveland Ram's before World 
War II, in which he served. 

After completing his military service, Elston played center and 
linebacker for three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, in the first 
years of the franchise's existence. 

Elston began his coaching career in San Francisco at Mission High 

Elston also coached George Rush, who has been at the helm of City 
College's football team since succeeding Elston in 1977. 

A Giant fans notes ... 

By John Williamson 

Each season, the San Francisco Giants 
marketing experts atlempi to produce a 
catchy slogan. Last year ii was "Lct^ Do H 
Again!" in reference to the previous year's 
division championship. 

After falling from firsl place to fourth last 
season, the Giants somehow decided lhal 
this year's slogan should be. "I Feel Good!" 

I would like lo suggest a few alternatives 
which might be a little more appropriate for 
ihis season. Maybe. "Look Ma. No Funda- 
mentals!" would be a good one. Ifyoudont 
like that one, how aboul, "We Donl Care 
How Many Times Opportunity Knocks, 
Maybe We'll Answer, Maybe We Wont!" 

At the lime of this writing, the Giants 
hold the largest division lead in the Major 
U-agucs. As much as I love Ihcse guys and 
am happy ihey are where ihey are. they must 
be using mirrors. I can't help thinking there 
must be some mistake. If ihe Gianis are a 
firsl place leam. I'm glad I don't have to 
waich learns iwo through six. 

Keystone Cops 
For example, in a game al Dodger Sta- 
dium earlier this season, ihe Giants allowed 
a runner lo score from firsl base. . on a 
sacrifice bum. No really, ii happened! 1 saw 
ii with my own eyes. Noi only did the run 
score, but the baiter was safe, as well. It was 
a Keystone Cop type of play which involved 
throwing ihe ball lo a base where there was 
no one lo catch it. I looked for the floppy 

shoes and Bozo wigs, but I couldn't spot any. 

lis not just defensive fundamentals that 
arc questionable either. In a recent game al 
Candlestick against ihe Phillies, ihe Gianis 
somehow managed to collect four base hits 
in a row without scoring a single run in the 
inning. Go figure. 

Don't get me wrong. I still wear my 
Gianis jacket wiih pride, but ihcyVc making 
this division race much more exciting than ii 
needs to be. Considering ihe abundance of 
talent the Gianis have on their roster, and 
how badly the Houston Astros have played, 
the Gianis should have run away with ihe 
division by now. 

Roller Coaster Ride 

II would seem, however, lhal the Gianis 
have decided not lo do anything the easy 
way. In a recent horncsiand, they swept the 
Mels while losing two out of three to the 
Easicm Division doormat Phillies. They 
thrilled us wiih the comeback of ihe year in 
Cincinnati. Having been down 8-0, ihe 
Gianis scored two in ihe seventh, two in the 
eighth, and five in the ninth to take a one 
run lead. Bui rather lhan lei their fans revel 
in this moment of triumph, reliever Steve 
Bcdrosian had to make us sweat in the 
bottom of ihe ninth by loading the bases 
before registering ihe last out. 

Consider these facts as well: 

Only four teams in ihe National League 
have left more men on base lhan ihe Gianis 
this season. 

The Giants have hit into more double 
plays lhan any other leam in ihe league. 

Twice this season Gianis pitchers have 
ended games by walking in ihe game- 
winning run. 

The number iwo hiuer in ihe Giants' 
bailing order is Robby Thompson. Now 
Robby is one of my favorite Giants. Hex one 
of ihe belter fielding second basemen in the 
league. Hes also pretty good al the plale— 
leading the league in triples. However, 
Robby has struck out over 100 limes this 
season. In fact, he leads the team in strike- 
outs. Traditionally speaking, this is not 
what you warn oui of the number iwo spol 
in the order. Ii can hardly be considered 
"selling the table." 

Then iheres the Maldonado-Sheridan 
juggernaut in right field. As of Scpiember4, 
they are batting a combined .212 with II 
HR and 44 RBI. Thais noi really the punch 
the Gianis were hoping for oui of right field. 
And. of course, Candy Maldonado con- 
tinues lo entertain us with the feet first 
meihod of fielding line drives lhal he made 
famous during the S7 play-offs. 

Sheer Madness 
All of these things can drive a Giants fan 
to reach for the Rolaids on a regular basis. 
Personally, ihey make me ihink back lo ihe 
fun days of my youih when I lived in Atlanta 
and followed the Braves. Fortunately, how- 
ever, there are differences between our hope- 
fully playoff-bound Gianis and the hapless 

Sports Calendar 


Saturday, Sept. 16, Santa Rosa at CCSF 
Saturday, Sept. 23, Merced at CCSF 


Thursday, Sept. 14, Ohlone College at CCSF 

Tuesday. Sept. 19, Santa Rosa Jr. College at Santa Rosa 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, Hartnell College al CCSF 

Women's Volleyball 

Friday, Sept. 15, Hartnell at CCSF 

Saturday, Sept. 16, U.C. Davis Tournament al Davis 

Monday, Sept. 18, Solano at Solano 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, Foothill ai CCSF 

Monday, Sept. 25, Monterey Peninsula at CCSF 

Wednesday, Sept. 27, Napa at C< si 

Cross Country 

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 21-24. 

Two Rivers Running Camp at Grcyeagle, California 

Saturday, Sept. 30. 

Lou VasquLV Invitational at Golden Gate Park 

Braves of my youth. Namely talent. 

Most traditionalists will tell you thai fun- 
damentals are the key to winning baseball. 
The Gianis are proving thai raw laleni can 
win in spite of fundamental deficiencies. 

First, theres the two guys wcVe all heard 
aboul. Kevin Mitchell and Will Clark could 
take ihe field alongside the seven dwarves 
and still have a shoi lo win the pennant. 

Also, il looks like Mali Williams, whose 
theme song ihe lasi couple of years has been 
"By the Time I Gel lo Phoenix," can finally 
cancel his subscription to ihe Phoenix news- 
paper. The Gianis' from office people say 

he's here lo slay and I think they really mean 
il ihis time. As of September 4,Mail had 15 
HR and 34 RBI in jusi 204 al bats. 

Also worth mentioning, in spite of all the 
injuries to the pitching slaff, ihe Gianis have 
somehow managed lo remain close lo the 
lop in team ERA, as well as saves and 

So, all in all, I guess I shouldn't complain. 
Ai the moment the Giants seem to have the 
inside irack on the division ntlc. As for me, 
a hat can cover the anxious gray hairs and a 
bland diet enn help with the ulcer. A small 
price lo pay for my icam 10 win ihe pennani. 

6The Guardsman 

September 14-27,1 




Department head Hortensia Chang (peak I 
about her Disabled Students Program and 
Service] <>n September 14 at I £45 p.m. Psy- 
ehotogfa dcrald Amada talks about Student 
Health and Mental Health Services on Sep- 
tember 20 from 1-2 p.m. General Counseling 
ChaJi Alvin Randolph speaks at 1145 p.m. 
on September 2K about community services 
and rclcrral agencies, including nich basic 
information m where newcomers to the U.S. 
can obtain medical insurance. Nancy Dc.isun 
di (CUSed the Diagnostic learning Center 
and its referral procedure on September (- 

"We want to help instructor! acquire the 
infonmaiiun needed to answer student ques- 
tions on (he saricty of mailers to be addressed 
in the lourscmniars."s!iid Seminar Coordina- 
tor Carol Fregly. who can be reached at 
239-3882 or Bos L-252. 

More bricks for Math Bridge 

The Pacific Tclesis Foundation continued 
ii- support of the Math Bridge Program by 
giving a SI. 5(H) grant; last year, il helped start 
ihc program uilh a Sr.,500 grant. The pro- 
gram oilers special classes and counseling to 
bla ll and I alino siudcnts to help transfer lo 
four-year colleges fsce The Guardsman. 
March 9-29). Currently. 37 students are 
enrolled in an elementary algebra class and 
will continue in geometry next semester. The 
formal presentation of the grant will be at the 
President's Reception on September 27. 

Transfer of funds to T-Center 

The State Chancellors office renewed 
funding of the Transfer Center for a fifth year 
with a 1989-90 grant of S96.060. Thus will help 
continue internal coordination of transfer 
activities and services that include counseling, 
development and dissemination of articula- 
tion information, concurrent enrollment 
agreements, and research and followup on 
transfer students. The grant brings the five- 
year support total lo S46I.460 

I ull-time appointments 

Math instructors Glenn Aguilar and Wil- 
liam King, part-time for several years, became 
full-time this semester. Lorelie Leung takes a 
new position as Program Assistant to Depart- 
ment Head Bill Chin in the Extended Oppor- 
tunities and Services Program (EOPS). 

A rose by any other name.. . 

is just as thomy. Librarian, and community 
activist, Julia Ellen Scholand has changed her 
name to Julia Ellen Bergman. Scholand — er, 
Bergman— or just Julia, as sheV known to 
mnsi ol the college community, said shell 
respond to any name. 


to Roberta Lamb, chemistry instructor 
emeritus, who died on June 15 at the age of 77. 
She taught for 17 years at City College until 
her retirement in 1977. Her husband Thomas 
suggests, in lieu of other expressions, contri- 
butions (o her memory to the City College 
Scholarship Fund (Balmale 366 or mail t Box 

7b Dutch Els Ion. a retired football 
coach of 15 years at City College who 
taught O.J. Simpson, who died of 
cancer on September 10 at age 70. 

—Wing Liu 


Preferential parking 

A preferential parking proposal affecting City 
Culk-gc, San Francisco State University. BART, 
and Highway 280 commuters/ parkers has passed 
the last neighborhood meeting on the subject by 
the Parking and Traffic Task Force of the Occan- 
view- Merced Heights-lnglesidc Neighborhood in 
Action organization. It now faces a Department 
ol Public Works public hearing on October 4 at 7 
p.m. at Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga 

City College will award over SI 1,000 in com- 
munity, memorial, organizational, and depart- 
tnental scholarships this semester. Most 
scholarships require a 3.2 cumulative grade point 
average after completing 24 units at City College: 
however, requirements vary for each scholarship 

Deadline lor applying for the fall awards is 
Friday, October 6. For further information and 
applications, go to the Scholarship Office. Bat- 
male $66. Office hours are 10-4 p.m. on Monday 
through Thursday and 10-3 p.m. on Friday. 
I li ■ l.i.iiiii Scholarships 

Siudcnts of Hispanic American background 
ii American. Puerto Rican, Cuban, 
Caribbean, Central American, and South Amer- 
ican heritage) may apply for awards ol S500 to 
SI000 in the National Hispanic Scholarship 
Fund. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or per- 
mancni resident; have at a minimum 3.0 GPA; 
have completed 15 units; be currently enrolled as 
a day-time, full-time student; continue studies in 
Spring 1990. and have transfenablc majors to a 
four-year institution offering a bachelors degree. 
Applications are available in the Scholarship 
Office. Batmale 366. Postmark by October 5. 

Literary Magazine 

< m \. upturn. Oiy Colleges literary maga- 
zine, will have its loi e awailed first publication 
out in October, ll is also now accepting submis- 
sions of poetry and prose for the coming second 
edition Prose must be no more than 2,100 words 
and poetry, 75 lines. 

Type all material, doublespaced. on 8vS" x II* 
paper and include your name, address, and phone 
number in the upper left hand comer. Mail sub- 
missions to rui St npium, CCSF, 50 Phelan 
Avenue. San Francisco. CA 94122. Or bring them 
lo drop boxes at the library circulation desk or 
Batmale 524. Please include a self addressed, 
stamped envelope with your submission. The 
deadline is October 31. 
IBM lo match donations 

IBM has a new matching grants program lor 
educational institutions that receive a total of 
S5.000 or more in gifts from IBM employees, 
spouses, or retirees. It will match donations in 
cash on a lwo-for-«ne basis, or give new IBM 
equipment or software on a fisc-for-onc basis 
Scholarship Coordinator Elaine Mannon encour- 
age! people with IBM links lo ask them lo con- 
tribute to City College or forward their names (■• 
ihi i H, College Foundation at Box L-230. For 
more info, s.dl 239-3339. 
Friends of the Library 

Friends ol ihc ( ( SF Library arc renewing SIO 

[membership lolicitations and asking for volun- 

ecrs to expand hours of the Bookstore in Conlan 

|> Send Checks p.isablc lo Fncnds of the ' ( SI 

Ibrarj to (loud 302. Volunteers contact Dean 
fc arah Kan at 239-3620, 

AIDS Awareness Month 

(Muhei is AIDS Awareness Month 

CHINA continued 

Within a day of his death, a vigil honoring 
Hu was held at Tiananmen Square, and the 
turnout was in the thousands. What fol- 
lowed was a mass movement which, within 
a month, saw one million people lake to the 
streets of Beijing calling for democratic 

Wong was overwhelmed by the courage 
und conviction of the Chinese students. She 
said some had bicycled all ihe way from 
Tian Jin — the equivalent of a four-hour 
I rain ride. 

Although horrified by the violence, Wong 
plans lo return to China after she completes 
her bachelors degree in Child Psychology. 

"I wish I was there on the fourth," said 
Wong, referring to the day the troops mas- 
sacred their own people on government 
orders to restore "law and order." 

"1 feel privileged to have witnessed his- 
tory," she said. "Everybody feels for the 
students, but their deaths will pave the way 
for a better China." 

Uncertain Future for Program 

International Studies director Sue Light 
said she has concerns about sending stu- 
dents to Beijing in the wake of the massacre. 
"In a way, its like weYc condoning the [Chi- 
nese] government." she said. 

Western students, who are sometimes 
naive, could endanger themselves, as well as 
their Chinese counterparts, if they engaged 

in conversation which the government con- 
siders "counterrevolutionary," added Light. 

However, Light noted that the western 
presence, particularly of students, has 
brought with it an influx of ideas which 
essentially were the seeds of last springs 
blooming pro-democracy movements. 

"Its a dilemma," said Light, who has yet 
to cancel next springs (February to June 
1990) semester in Beijing. Light is more 
optimistic about sending City College stu- 
dents to China in Fall 1990. 

City College President Willis Kirk said he 
hopes lo hold a banquet in honor of the 
school's exchange students, all of whom 
endured the perilous journey home. "I was 
tickled lo death that they made it back 

"They were on the scene, they were part 
of history, they were lucky and unlucky 
enough at Ihe same time to be there," he 

As for the future of sending City College 
students to Beijing, "We'll have to wait and 
sec how things turn out. We know certain 
places are volatile," said Kirk. 

But he added; "I don't think we can stay at 
home. We live in a global world. Education 
doesn't take a vacation. 

"Students want to go places, and we 
should encourage that," said Kirk. 

For more information, contact Sue Light, 
International, Studies Director, at 239-3582. 

Photo by Mary Wong 

TELECOURSE continued 

Surpassing Expectations 

The Telecourse program began broad- 
casting in Spring 1989. It was expected that, 
at the most, 30 students would enroll in each 
course. However, this projection was greatly 
exceeded with 80-85 students enrolled in 
each course, to the delight of City College 
educators. Roughly seven to eight hundred 
students took the courses. 

"We were extremely happy because to me 
it just verified that students understand the 
value of this educational option," said 

The state of California also recognized 
the success of the program. The state 
records an Average Daily Attendance 
(ADA) for each college class, including Tele- 
courses. The Census Dates are averaged 
and each college is paid a certain amount of 
money based on attendance records. 

The Telecourse program added many stu- 
dents to City College, and, as a result, the 
college received more money. "We thought 
we might lose money the first year or two, 
and. in fact, we made money for the college," 
said Roberts. 

Tliis semester also looks to be a successful 
one for the program. "We have good 
numbers," said Roberts, "at least as good as 
the last time. We are very successful." 

Growing pains 

While the success was a pleasant surprise, 
the Telecourse office was somewhat shocked 
by all the positive response, since it only 
expected a third of that response. Luckily, a 
good foundation had been set by a Tele- 

course Committee that had done extensive 
research and work. Still, the program found 
itself understaffed and underfunded with 
the sudden growth. 

The Telecourse program is large for a 
program that had just begun. Aside from 
offering the 10 lelecourses, it also runs a 
cable station and produces material in the 
Broadcast department studios. This amount 
of work in itself usually requires a larger 
staff, and with this work added to the tripled 
response, the small staff had to work around 

"What we had to do was to be very 
efficient," said Roberts. "I was lucky enough 
to find some people the first semester who 
were very dedicated and worked extremely 
hard and helped me get through the initial 
start-up semester. And last semester, we 
were able to hire some staff and help us get 

Working in the program were Roberts, 
broadcasting instructor Ken Schneider, and 
two part-time student workers. 

Telecourse Coordinator Carole Roberts 
has been involved in communications and 
media for 25 years. She has produced videos 
and taught at the college level for 25 years. 
She also consults in video projects. "All of 
this came together in this job, and it seemed 
like a natural place and a good project." 

For more information about Telecourses, 
call 239-3886. See the Time Schedule for 
details, such as offerings and viewing and 
meeting times. 

Tutoring available: 
tutors wanted 

The Study Center continues evening tutoring 
this semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 
p.m. Day tutoring is 8-4, Monday-Friday. 

Tutors are wanted in all subjects. Qualifica- 
tions are: 2.5 or better overall GPA; an A or B in 
course to be tutored; instructors recommenda- 
tion; and an application and interview. Pay is 
S5.02 an hour. 

The Study Center is in Cloud 332, along with 
olhcr Learning Assistance Programs. Services 
arc free. 239-3160. 
Donate our catalogs 

Send your old 1988-89 City College catalogs to 
Dean Gordon Poon ai Conlan 202A for use in 
outreach and guidance programs. 


The Associated Student Council meets at 12-1 
p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Student 
Union Conference Room. 239-3108. 

The Governing Board for the S.F. Community 
College l)isi ricn(s a fall series of lectures: Sept 7, Mijhtofele 
h, Mono. Scpi 14, Otello by Verdi; Scpl. 21, 

fdomenro and Don Giovanni by Mo/uit (TV 
opera) Free Arts 135. 

Health competency lest 

The Health Competency Exam has been sche- 
duled for Friday, October 6, al 2:30 p.m. Students 
who pass will have completed the Area Gl gra- 
duation requirement i.e. Anatomy 14; Consumer 
Arts & Science 20; Health Science 23. 25. and 33, 
and Nutrition 12 and 51. 

Applications are available at the Information 
Desk in Conlan Hall, the Health Science depart- 
ment the Nursing department, and the Testing 
Office. Preregislralion is not necessary. Impor- 
tant note: a student can only lake this lesi once. 

Software discounts 

si ml. hi ■ and instructors can buy WordPerfect 
Corp. software directly from WPCORP at a 
reduced price. This includes WordPerfect for Ihc 
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You need lo photocopy your current student ID 
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Technology Way. Orem. UT 84057. For more info, 
contact Computing Services. 
Voice recital 

Friday, Sept 15, noon. City College students 
perform a variety ol classical and popular songs. 
Free. Arts 133 339-3641. 
Chinese reception 

Friday, Sept. 15. noon I In.- Chinese Culture 
(Tub holds a reception, wilh rclrcshmenis pro- 
vided. Free. Studcm i nion, i owei Level 
Prince, Priest and Warrior 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10-1 1 a no < onceri/Ue- 
ture Sin,'. Mary Homgrod. an Asian Art 
Museum docenl. lectures on how the unique 
combination of the nohiliiy, Zen religion, and 
samurai iradiiinn influenced l5(hlo I7lh century 
Japanese art. wilh slides ol nn objects from the 
museum. Cloud 247 Free 2394580, 

Ocean Beach cleanup 

Saiurday. Sept 23, 9 30-noon (picnic lo fol- 
low). Do your pari lo clean up San Franciscos 
mnsi \ tailed sea shore. Ocean Beach! Meet al ihe 
I" I Lincoln Way 441-5970. 

Compiled by Esther Tong, Diana Carpenter- 
Madoshi, and Wing Liu. 



I'm optimistic thai n lull-time position 
Will he available for this class because the 
students are showing a growing concern and 
interest in this subject" said Ingersoll. He 
reasoned that because of health and retire- 
ment benefits, ihc budget usually doesni 
allow for Ihe increase in pay between a part- 
time leucher and that of a full-time teacher, 
which is approximately ten times as much. 
Lowering Latins Dropouts 

Another program offered to women last 
semester am) expanding Ihis semester is ihat 
of the Latina Service Center, co-founded by 
Pxtcndcd Opportunities Program and Ser- 
vices (HOPS) Counselor Rosa Perez and 
I Mm. i Service Center Counselor Maria 
que?- Togelher they presented a proposal to 
Byrd for a parl-time position for this service. 
With las support they succeeded in estab- 
lishing a group that focuses on recruiting 
and retaining Latinos in the City College 

"Because Latina women have the highest 
drop-out rate in high school and college, we 
knew that if we formed a support group that 
could gel through lo these women, we 
would succeed in changing that percentage," 
said Perez, 

Perez believes that the cause of the high 
drop-out rate among most Latinas being 
called away from their school and jobs is due 
to family obligations. She believes that the 
center will deliver the message thai it is 
possible to do both when offered the assist- 
ance here on campus. 

The center, located on the lower level of 
the Student Union, deals with problems 
from immigration and financial aid to giv- 
ing women information about Ihe child care 
program here on campus. 

Child Care 

The Child Care Program has been 
praised by former students as a convenient 
and inexpensive solution to Ihe problem of a 
single or married parent returning to school 
and having lo face the dilemma of child 

Financed by the San Francisco Unified 
School District, CCP can afford lo offer a 
sliding scale fee ranging from 50 cents a day 
lo S2.50 an hour. Staffed by approximately 
20 accredited childhood education teachers 
and aides, the program takes care of about 
100 children a semester ranging from two 
years and nine months to kindergarten age. 

The programs only requirements are that 
the parent is a City College student carrying 
at least six units and the child is toilet- 
trained. The parent must fill out an applica- 
tion to enter the child into this program. 

Mental and Physical Health 

The Sludent Health Center can fulfill 
both mental and physical health needs for 
women almost entirely free, according to 
nurse Marylou Mari. It offers sexually 
transmitted disease testing, birth control 
methods and counseling, pregnancy tests, 
and pap tests. There are some fees for lab 
testing. The center offers these and a range 
of other health services on a confidential 

Secretary of Mental Health, Amelia Lippi, 
said this semester they have extended the 
counselors to one full-lime, three part-time, 
and three interns, six of whom arc women, 
thus making it fairly easy for studenLs to call 
and receive an appointment almost 

One psychiatrist and 20-year faculty 
member. Dr. Gerald Amada has worked 
extensively with victims of rape and 
acquaintance (date) rape. He often lectures 
on the subject and has an article soon to be 
published for The Journal of College Stu- 
dents Psychotherapy Program. "One out of 
eight college women are victims of acquain- 
tance rape,- said Amada, "and half of them 
arent even aware that it is an act of violence 
and should seek help." He and other thera- 

Women's Sevices 

Child Care Program 

Debra McFaddcn 

Bungalow 320 


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5 

CCP offers a sliding scale fee ranging 
from 50 cents a day to S2.50 an hour. Staffed 
by approximately 20 accredited childhood 
education teachers and aides, the program 
tukes care of 100 children a semester ranging 
from two years and nine months to kinder- 
garten age. 

The programs only requirements are that 
the parent is a City College student carrying 
ai least six units and the child is toilet- 
trained. The parent must fill out an applica- 
tion to enter the child into the program. 

Community College Police Escort 
Cloud 119 

239-3200 or use white courtesy phones 
The police offer an escort service to even- 
ing students. 

Health Science 25: Women's Health Issues 

Instructor Robin Roth 


Office hours by appointment 

Class limes: Mon. 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 
Tucs./Thurs. 9:30-11 am., 
12.30-2 p.m. 

This class leaches self-awareness through 
group discussions of concerns and topics 
ranging from stress management to alcohol 
and drugs; reproductive rights to birth con- 
trol; Pre-Mcnstrual Syndrome to meno- 
pause; and pregnancy to childbirth. It also 
clarifies the myths and practices that have 
been introduced to women through modern 
medicine which have been found to be dan- 
gerous and unnecessary. In addition, it 
offers a wide variety of alternative healing 
methods that women can choose from. 

The class also deals with sensitive issues 
such as abortion, anorexia nervosa safe sex 
practices, and self vaginal and breast exams, 
but only at the consent and request of the 

Latina Service Center 

Rosa Perez 

239-3496 (Perez) 

Student Union, lower level 

The center focuses on recruiting and 
retaining Latinas in the City College system. 
It helps them deal with problems from 
immigration and financial aid to giving 
information about child care and tutoring. 

PE 550: Self Defense for Women 

Instructor Judith Fein 

North Gym 


Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-11 a.m., 
11-12 noon; Wed. eve. 6-8 p.m. 

This class teaches students how to prevent 
attacks and protect themselves through the 
use of vocal and physical methods. Fein also 
offers tear gas certification off campus for a 

Student Health Center 

Mental and physical health needs 

Bungalow 201 

239-3110 (physical) 

239-3148 (menial) 

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 

The center can fulfill both the mental and 
physical health needs for women almost 

entirely free on a confidential basis. Stani 
October 4. the exclusive Women* Clirur/ 
open Wednesdays. 11:30-3:30. It offers J 
ally traasmitted disease testing, birth con, 
trol methods and counseling, pregnajv* 
tests, and pap tests. There are some fcesfa 
lab testing. - 

Other services include trcaimcm J 
minor illnesses, first aid and emergens 
care, nutritional counseling, blood preMin 
screening, hearing tests, plus inlormaiioi 
about Ovcreatcrs Anonymous and wei* 
loss programs. 

Mental health counselors provide individ 
ual and group therapy, as well as consult* 
lion and referrals. 

Students can drop in, but appoinuner* 
are needed for more services. 

Women's Reentry to Education Progn* 

Coordinator Ronnie Owens 

Balmale 3 10 A 


Office hours: Tues./Thurs. 9-5:30; Wtdj 
9-12 noon 

WREP offers programs and suppon 
groups all focusing on different needs of u> 
individual students. It is recommended tha 
a student first make an appointment wol 
the coordinator in order lo find the servn 
most suited for thdl individual 

The Womens Re-entry Suppon Growl 
meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Wedne>d» 
Owens is also offering workshops which itf 
meet every Tuesday after 2 p.m.. and «i 
change each month. Starting inOciober.sh 
will have Techniques in Time Manage/no. 
in November, Techniques in Stress Manag 
menr, and December's workshop will b 
How to Prepare for Finals. 

Her two most successful programs are irJ 
Support Group for Women From Dysfunt 
tional Families and The Success Team. Th 
first is a drop-in support group that meet 
once a week and offers female student! 
place to share their experiences, see thai 
other people have recovered from sirrali 
situations, and then walk away with a sola 
tion to their problems. The schedule has no 
yet been set, so students should call for mar 

77k? Success Team is a more mandator; 
group which will meel Thursday evening 
from 5:30-7 p.m. starting September 21 
Here, the students sei out goals for iheroj 
selves at the beginning of the semester am 
then work as a group toward achieving ihei 

Women's Studies classes 

Dept. Chair Sue Evans 

Dept. office: Batmale 3I0B 

Dept. phone: 239-3881 

Evans' phone: 239-3443 

The departments wide variety of ofl 
ings includes: Anthropology 25: Women d 
the World; English 45: Women and Luert 
ture: History 12 A & B: Women in Amoi 
can History: Health 25: Womens HedA 
Issues: Humanities 25. Women in the An\ 
Interdisciplinary Studie s 21: Issues — Ubm 
Relationships and 2i: Black Women a 
Creatiw Arts: PE 550: Self Defense fa 
Women: Psychology 15: Asseni\e Behava 
and 25: Psychology of Sex Differences. So 
the Time Schedule for details or call the 

— Surie Griepenbuni 

pists provide individual and group therapy 
for free through the SHC. 

More Services 

Women who are concerned about this 
topic are free to use the campus security 
escort service offered to evening students 
and may take classes that offer training in 
asscrtiveness behavior and self defense. 

The Womens Studies Department offers 
a wide range of classes from Women in 

History to IDST 21, whichcovcrs women 
lesbian relationships. "Our program is ood 
of the best in California because of th 
demand by the great racial, cihnic, class 
and sexual diversity of women in thi 
said Department Chair Sue Evans. ClassBj 
include Women in Literature and Arts, 
well as Assertive Behavior and P: 

For more information, students can 
WREP at 239-3297 or conlaci Sue Ef 
WomcnS Studies Coordinator at 23°-. 

LOANS continued 

Federal vs. State 

In a recent interview, Robert Balestreri, 
dean of Financial Aid for City College, 
noted the conflict community colleges face 
between federal guidelines and slate man- 
dates. (See the August 31 issue of The 

"The federal regulations are not in con- 
junction with state mandate. Our system 



Feeling Unsafe 

When asked what brought this problem 
to the Councils attention, A.S.C. President 
Willis responded quickly, offering first her 
own experience. 

"During my first semester here at City 
College, I attended a night class and was 
grabbed by a guy. Luckily, a passing car 
slopped," said Willis. 

According lo Willis, she also heard the 
many rumored horror stories of muggings 
and rapes on campus at night 

"It's common sense. We really do need il, 
especially at night. This area isn't lhat safe. I 
ihink its for ihe good of ihe community, as 
well as for the students," added student Ariel 

"During the developmental stages of our 
[SWAV party] platform, the problem came 
up numerous times and we hoped lo help in 
some way," said Willis. 

The A.S. Council hopes lo use flood 
lights to help cut ihe costs of the project. 

Collins plans to meet with President Kirk 
and tour the areas which will be funded. 
James Kcenan, superintendent of Buildings 
and Grounds, will then lake estimates from 
different contractors. 

Willis hopes the lights will be functional 
by mid October. 

ll is still undetermined which A.S. 
account will be utilized for ihe funding. 

mandates, in the California Master Plan for 
Education, for us to provide access for all 
citizens, no matter who they are," said 

"As a result, large numbers of our stu- 
dents, from across the state, include welfare 
recipients, drop-outs from high school, refu- 
gees, re-entry students, limited English 
speaking students, and educationally disad- 
vantaged students. What is going to happen 

is that we cannot fill their need wilh J 
aid. We need to fill their unmet need' 
loans. If we cannot do that, they are goingU 
be denied access," Balestreri said. 

Under the new guidelines, students: 
colleges with default rates that exceed 
percent must wait 30 days after applying I 
a new loan before receiving payment T 
City College and the Centers Division fall* 
that category. 

Crime Watch A.S. Notei 

By Deirdre Philpott 

On August 24 at 4:30 p.m., a student 
vehicle was stolen from the North Reservoir 
parking lot. Students, please lock your veh- 
icles and keep all valuable items out of view. 

On August 28 at 2:40 p.m., a neighbor- 
hood resident was injured by a group of six 
or seven juveniles on Phelan Avenue. A 
concerned individual utilized the 91 1 emer- 
gency number and an SFPD unit 
responded. As ihe officer attempied to 
arrest one suspect, he was surrounded by the 
band of juveniles. The officer then pro- 
ceeded to call for backup. Two Community 
College Police officers responded to the call 
and the crowd began to disperse. Two 
youths were arrested and transported to 
Ingleside Station. The victim was treated for 
minor injuries. 

On August 30 at 4:50 p.m. in the Student 
Union area, a Community College Police 
officer was approached by a mentally dis- 
turbed female who was quoted as saying, "I 
need help, I have a gun, and I'm thinking of 
using il." The officer then proceeded to 
search the individual, which resulted in the 
discovery of a handgun. The suspect was 
then handcuffed and transported to 850 
Bryanl St. (City Jail) where she was charged 
with felony possession of a firearm. She also 
underwent a psychological evaluation. 

Attention, motorcycle owners: A sus- 
pected theft ring is operating in the city. 
Please use precautions and utilize the rail- 
ings provided here on campus to prevent 

By Deirdre Philpott 

Council member Christopher B^ 5 ""• 
the Associated Student Council at the^T 
tembcr 6 meeting thai he had not ""-"V 
all applications for the Book Loan Pt °P~j& 
although it had been previously annourw 
that September 6 was the deadline 

As a result, the Council then decided fl- 
an indefinite deadline would be set uniu* 
the money allotted for ihe program 
depleted. ^-j 

Vester Flanagan, dean of Studen^Aw 
lies, believed this lo be a good idea "» * 
trying lo keep students in school," he a**jj 

The Book Loan Program is a *£ 
allotment from the Council io «•?**] 
dents who are having financial dillicun^j 
Students who apply may receive up to * 

The Council went on to - 
STARS (Students Taking M J2~Z\ 
Related Classes) and AGS (Alpha W" 
Sigma Honor Society) as ongoing CW 


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Saturday, Sep) 30. Lou Vasque* Invitational al Crystal Springs, 9 a.m. 
Thursday, Oct 5, CSM. West Valley & San Jose al Hidden Lakes, 
Martini'/, men 9:30 p m. women 3:15 p.m. 
Saturdnv. Oct 7, ( rystal Springs Invitational al Crystal Springs, lOa.m. 


September 2H-Ortnbcr 11 

txThc (iuordsmiui 

Save with Consumer Action's 
checking account survey 

By Suae Gricpcnburg 

Students, who often find themselves on a 
light budget, may save money by checking 
out the latest issue of Consumer Action 

They will find that they can eam any- 
where from 2.96 to 8.67 percent on interest- 
earning checking accounts, depending on 
the balance. Also, they will leam that fees for 
"regular" (non-interest) checking accounts 
range from high to zero. 

-If students can't afford the time to make 
comparisons of checking account fees and 
interest earning accounts, then they should 
pick up a copy of the August/ September 
newsletter that conducted a survey of 67 
California banks and savings and loans and 
14 credit unions," said editor Mike Heffcr. 

"Fill a Valuable Function" 

Consumer Action publishes the news- 
letter which offers a wide range of informa- 
tion, surveys, rates, and comparisons on 
topics such as choosing the right checking 
account and picking a long distance phone 

It is a "non-profit, consumer advocacy 
and education organization that has served 
California consumers since 1971. CA assists 
consumers by publishing surveys and testi- 
fying before legislative bodies and regula- 
tory agencies." 

"We fill a valuable function for providing 
information to low-income, non-English- 
speaking consumers." said Executive Direc- 
tor Ken McEldowney. 

It also runs the Complaint and Informa- 
tion Switchboard which offers advice, 
guides people on how to handle their com- 
plaints, and gives referrals on where to take 
their problems for the best action to be taken 
in their situation. 

"Lots of people are lost and don't know 
where to turn, so we give direction on how 
to solve consumer related problems," said 
Mitchell Heller, a volunteer and student of 
UC Santa Cruz. 

Banking Information Project 

As part of its "Banking Information Pro- 
ject," Consumer Action conducted its 
annual checking account survey, which dis- 
covered that 81 financial institutions offered 
185 different accounts: 118 interest-earning 
(NOW or SUPERNOW) and 67 regular 
checking accounts. 

CA concluded that credit unions look the 
lead in low fees and found eight unions that 
offered free checking accounts. 

"People who have an opportunity to join 
a credit union through work or through a 
family member should look into their rates 
and services," wrote Survey Coordinator 
Daniel Post, "because credit unions are 
almost always a cheaper deal than banks or 
savings and loans " 

Of interest to this cosmopolitan city, and 
a state with rapidly changing demographics, 
are the 36 institutions with some bilingual 
branches. CA found 17 that feature bilin- 
gual staff in both Chinese and Spanish, 
while 10 are Chinese bilingual and 13 are 
Spanish bilingual. A chart also listed 29 
institutions which have other bilingual ser- 
vices, such as phone service. Automated 
Teller Machines; and brochures in Chinese 
or Spanish. 

Other topics include choosing, opening, 
and using a checking account, including tips 
for writing checks and balancing the check- 
book. The issue told how to shop for a 
checking account and offered detailed com- 
parison charts of those that earn interest, 
those that don't, the share draft accounts at 

CONFLICT continued. 

credit unions, and also branch locations by 

It also discussed financial regulatory 
agencies to complain to, the safety of Cali- 
fornia's financial institutions, direct deposit, 
and ATMs. There is also a helpful glossary 
of banking terms. 

Considering that CA took 12 pages to 
clearly cover all these topics, the following 
reaction is not surprising. 

"IVe found that most checking accounts 
are too intimidating and confusing," said 
one City College student. "I prefer to use the 
check cashing establishment in my 

But Amy Rosewarnes article comparing 
check cashers showed that the cost of cash- 
ing a $500 check could be as high as S10, or 
a total of S240 a year for 24 checks. 

For those who get government benefits 
but do not have an account, an alternative 
are the 10 banks which cash government 
checks for non-customers; three charge no 
fee. Another alternative are the low cost 
checking accounts (sec chart). 

Students and low-income people often do 
not have a credit card, which is required for 
opening an account at a quarter of the 
institutions surveyed (17 out of 67). Most 
banks require two IDs, one with a picture. 
But CA found II institutions that only 
required a picture ID. 

Other Concerns 
The topics in the June 1989 Consumer 
Action News exemplify the issues CA is 
involved in: long distance phone rate survey, 
pesticide inspection, misleading credit 
repair ads, a nursing home guide, telecom- 
munications, and used car "lemons." 

Articles about frauds and scams showed 
that fraudulent merchandising can be pre- 
vented, but enforcement requires knowing 
the right sources and having determination. 
Some examples include a "Solar Clothes 
Drying Kit" selling for S36.99, which in 
reality is a clothesline and some clothespins 
with a retail value of $5. A $4.95 "bronze 
and copper bust of President Lincoln" turns 
out to be a penny. 

For the fall, Consumer Action News will 
survey banking services and free accounts 
for seniors and the disabled. In late 1989, it 
will offer free booklets in Chinese, English 
and Spanish on how to shop for and use 
banking services. 

Membership Supported 

Consumer Action is a membership sup- 
ported organization that is represented 
before the California Public Utilities Com- 
mission (PUC) by Toward Utility Rate Nor- 
malization (TURN). The Consumer 
Federation of America represents CA in 
Washington, DC. 

If you would like to join, the regular 
membership is $15, which includes eight 
issues of the newsletter. There are other 
membership options at higher fees, which 
include more benefits such as free books on 
consumer issues. 

For a free guide to checking or savings 
accounts, send a self-addrsscd, stamped (45 
cents) legal sized envelope to either "Check- 
ing Survey" or "Savings Survey," 116 New 
Montgomery St., Suite 223 A. San Fran- 
cisco, CA 94105. 

To use the Complaint and Information 
Switchboard, call (415) 777-9635 weekdays, 
. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Since there is only one 
phone line that deals with complaints, 
according to a Consumer Action represen- 
tative, they suggest you call after the peak 
morning hours. 

Council member Katherine Watson does 
not believe she has a problem speaking her 
mind to Willis or anyone. 

"If I think a person is trying to do good 
and make positive changes I will support 
them. If there is no apparent reason to 
question their motives, why do it?" Watson 

Future Moves 

Willis sees only one way to end the bick- 
ering, and this week she plans to have the 
council vote on additional nominees for the 
council. When these new members are pres- 
ent, Bess' abstentions and "no" votes can no 
longer affect the progress of the council, she 

According to Bess, he will question any- 
thing in regard to the $100,000 that this 
council holds in its hands. "This isreal 
money and real lives; the buck stops here," 
he said. 

Willis has also said that impeachment, for 

a few select council members, is a possibility. 

"A two-thirds vote can impeach a council 
member, and if it is in the best interest of the 
students, I will suggest it to the council," said 
Willis. "We have too many goals that we 
have placed on the back burners due to 
these problems." 

Tears and Flares 
Willis openly displayed her anger at the 
September 22 council meeting when she 
made this statement to the council after a 
verbal disagreement erupted between Bess 
and herself. The gallery responded with 

"We are here to take care of the campus, 
so don't bring your attitudes and personal 
problems here. You know what youYe sup- 
posed to do, so do it. If youVe not interested 
in doing it, please relinquish your seats to 
someone who will," said Willis. 

Both Willis and Bess plan to serve on the 

council next semester, but on separate slates. 

Kris Mitchell contributed 

to this article. 

CUSTODIANS continued - 

loading dock, and half of the 
ing inside, she must sweep the out- 
side levels of Batmale Hall, the 
especially futile problem. She could 
clean up a restroom, sweeping up the 
scattered paper, among other things, 
only to return 15 minutes to find it 
looking the same. Williams also com- 
plained about bad plumbing, lighting 
and heating. 

"1 think we're being overworked, 
said another custodian. "We definite- 
ly need more custodians." 

One male custodian said the 
District should hire more female 
custodians, since the men had to wait 
outside the women's restrooms until 
all females inside left. The reverse 
may be true for the female custo- 

found most of them seemed to think 
the campus conditions were OK. "It 
doesn't bother me. I've never really 
thought about it," said one student. 
Another said that in general the con- 
ditions were pretty good, but noted 
that the restrooms "could be tidied 
up a bit." But two vehemently 
disagreed, saying they would rather 
walk a distance to another restroom 
to avoid using some on campus. 

Brad Duggan, the men's basketball 
coach, had harsh words for the 
physical state of the South (men's) 
Gym."We have basically no custodial 
service," he said. Duggan said that 
he has complained to administrators, 
but nothing has been done. He called 
the area "filthy" and a health 
hazard." PE instructor Ernest 

Junior Dispo. who works the se- Domecus had softer words: "There s 

rond floor of the Science Building, is room for improvement." he said, 

one custodian who said that his sec- "The bathrooms pretty much repre- 

tion is relatively easy andjbhere was sent what it's like." 

"no problem" with him. Except for 
the doubling of a run when someone 
gets sick or is unable to do his floor. 
Dispo thinks that things are all right 

Other custodians disagree and 
would very much like to see more 
custodial positions and supplies. 
More complaints 

An informal survey of 10 students 

I'hitta n\ tnnqw 

City College to hold 2nd 
annual Black College and 
University Transfer Day 

Second Annual Black College and University Transfer Day 
City ( 'ollege will host its Second Annual Black College and University Transfer 

Day on October 11 from 9 am. to noon in the lower level of the Student Union. 

Foreign Language Chair Jackie Green and, Jim May,,, president of Oceanvieu- 

Merced-lngleside Neighbors in Action, will b$ keynote speakers. 
More than 90 institutions are expected to have representatives who will give 

orientations on programs and services offered by bluck colleges and universities 

Students can gel information about admissions, scholarships and financial aid. 

tarns fers. and housing. A reception will follow in the upper level of the Student 

The event is sponsored by the Transfer Center, with input by the Black College 
Transfer Committee. This committee has members from Extended Opportunities 
and Services (HOPS). Counseling, Career Development and Placement, and 
Disabh il Student Programs and Services. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the students to find out about the oppor- 
tunities the black colleges offer, said EOPS counselor Elizabeth Armistead 

Counselor Meluia Toler said "last year's event was an astounding success and 
I hope this year is even more successful " tSee above) 

Last year, the event's premiere drew close to a thousand students, from San 
Francisco middle and high schools, as well as City College. This year, overa thou- 
, are 


"' X There arc over 100 black colleges and universities in the United States, mostly 
in the south and northeast. Scheduled to come on campus are: Alabama State 
University, Alcorn State University. Clark-Atlanta University. Central Stale 
University. Cheyney Stale University, Dillard University, Fisk University. 
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Grumbling State University. 
Hamplom University. Howard University. Huslon-Tillotson College, LeMoyni- 
Owen College. Lincoln University in Missouri Lincoln University "> Penn- 
sylvania. Morehouse College. Morgan State University. Morris Brown Calege. 
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Paine College, 
Philunder Smith College. Southern University in New Orleans, Spelman College. 
Talladega College. Texas College. Texas Southern University. Tougaloo College. 
Tuskcgee University, Virginia Union University. Wilberforce University. Wiley 
College and Xavier University. 

For more info, call Joseph Padua at 2393748 in the Transfer Center: Mr. 
Jenkins at 219-3214 in EOPS; and Meluia Toler at 2393610 or Mrs. Gnffin at 
2393503 in Counseling. 

Bulletin Board 


City College will award over SI 1,000 in com- 
munity, memorial, organizational, and depart- 
ment! scholarships this semester. Most 
scholarships require a 3.2 cumulative grade point 
average after completing 24 units at City College; 
however, requirements vary for each scholarship. 

Deadline for applying for the tall awards is 
Friday, Oct. 6. For further information and appli- 
cations, go to the Scholarship Office, Balmale 
366. Office hours are 10-4. 

AIDS Awareness Month 

October is AIDS Awareness Month. 

The City College AIDS Program Model will 
be presented at the National AIDS Conference 
Oct. 10-14 in San Francisco. The program, "Chal- 
lenging AIDS: The Second Decade— National 
AIDS" is expected to be attended by over 5,000 

International Educational Travel Previews 

Sat., Oct. 30, in the Arts Ext. Building, Rms. 
185-186. II a.m. to 1:15 p.m., the International 
Studies Program will present previews of semes- 
ter study-abroad tours in Tokyo. China, Florence, 
Paris or a winter break in Mexico. 

Preferential parking 

A preferential parking proposal affecting City 
College. San Francisco State University, BART, 
and Highway 280 commuters/ parkers has passed 
the last neighborhood meeting on the subject by 
the Parking and Traffic Task Force of the Ocean- 
view-Mcrced Heights-Inglesidc Neighborhood in 
Action organization. It now faces a Department 
of Public Works public hearing on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. 
at Balboa High School. 1000 Cayuga Avenue. 

Health competency test 

The Health Competency Exam has been sche- 
duled for Friday, October 6, at 2:30 p.m. Students 
who pass will have completed the Area Gl gra- 
duation requirement, i.e. Anatomy 14; Consumer 
Arts & Science 20; Health Science 23, 25 and 33; 
and Nutrition 12 and 51. 

Applications are available at the Information 
Desk in Conlan Hall, the Health Science dept.. 
the Nursing dept., and the Testing Office. Prcreg- 
istration is not necessary. Important note: a stu- 
dent can only take this test onre 

Xmas Jobs and Careers Search Workshops 

The Career Development and Placement Cen- 
ter invites you to attend a workshop on Wed., Oct. 
4 from noon to I p.m. and Thur., Oct. 12 from 1 1 
a.m. to noon in Student Union Lower Level. An 
evening workshop on Wed., Oct. 25 from 6:30- 
7:30 p.m. will take place in Room 191 of Science 
Hall. Employers from the City's retail stores will 
discuss job opportunities and City College faculty 
and counselors will provide information on aca- 
demic programs for the retail business careers. 
The workshops are limited to City College stu- 
dents. Resource list of available Xmas jobs and 
on-campus interviews will be provided. R.S.V.P. 
and sign up at the Career Development Place- 
ment Center. Science Hall, Room 127. 239-3117. 

Affirmative Action Career Fair 

Wed., Oct. 11, 10-7. The State Recruiters 
Roundlable and the Disabled in State Service 
present an Affirmative Action Career Fair where 
there will be departments representing and work- 
shops concerned with California State Civil Ser- 
vice. Attendees can explore careers in 
accounting/ auditing, blue collar jobs for women, 
computer science/ programming, engineering, 
health care professions, industrial trades, and law 
enforcement and science. Also, you can learn 
about special programs to hire Hispanics, dis- 
abled, and tradeswomen. The career fair is open 
to everyone, but special emphasis will be placed 
on minorities, the disabled, and women. Hyatt 
San Jose, San Jose Airport, 1740 North First 
Street, San Jose, CA 95112. FREE admission 
and parking. For more info, call Sandy Haley at 
(408) 432-8500 ext. 2238 or Fernando Leon at 
(415) 557-9693. 
Tutoring available; 
Tutors wanted 

The Study Center continues evening tutoring 
this semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 
p.m. Day tutoring is 8-4, Mon.-Fri. 
Tutors are wanted in all subjects. Qualifica- 
' lions are: 2.5 or belter overall C.P.A.; an A or B 
in course tq be tutored; instructors recommenda- 
tion; and an application and interview. Pay is 
...02 an hour. 
The Study Center is in Cloud 332, along with 
oither Learning Assistance Programs. Services 
are free. 239-3160. 

POSTERS continued-^ 

Flanagan, dean of Student Activities. 
She also made photocopies 
Police response 
Byrd called the Community College 
Police, who said they would talk to 
Willis, but they didn't come that 
Thursday. "We're going to ask ques- 
tions about why the campus police 
did not react." said Willis. 

De Giralomo explained that the of- 
ficer who answered the call took ill 
and "was white as a ghost. He had to 
go home at 10. He was so sick, he 
forgot to tell us." 

As of Monday. September 25, 
"This afternoon, we took an officer 
down to the bungalow. A young lady 
gave us |copics of| the posters to put 
together a report, a suspicious activi- 
ty report." said De Giralomo. 

"We couldn't get in contact with 
the two people. Richardson and 
Willis," but "we have all the facts ex- 
cept when, where, and how." 

De Giralomo plans to "Get the 
report done on it. It's a very difficult 
thing to follow up on." He will send 
the Lincoln, Nebraska address on the 
stickers to the intelligence division of 
the San Francisco Police Depart- 

He said this is "the first thing 
we've seen on campus. We will check 
with S.F. State [University|." He will 
check "whether it is something ran- 
dom or something coming up around 
the area." 

About racism on campus, "There's 
been nil at City College. City College 
is mostly minority." 

"These [posters and display case] 
are the only two incidents I know of 
in the lost few years," said De 

Duty to educate people 
"There appears to be a rise of racial 
incidents in the Bay Area," said 
Byrd. But he said he "will investigate 
to find out more about racial in- 
cidents on campus" before con- 
cluding about City College. 

"It's difficult to prevent these kind 
of things," he said. "It does not repre- 
sent a large number of people. But we 
have the duty to educate people to 
what racism can do." 

Byrd said "so much of 
racism. tends to be neglected." He 
is also "concerned with underlying 
racism, systemic things institu- 
tional forms of racism." 

He quickly added that "this is not 
to say City College is not consistently 
addressing" racism, but "we need to 
periodically reaffirm'a commitment 
to deal with it. 

Byrd planned to bring up the inci- 
dent at the Student Services Ad- 
ministrative Meetin on September 
26, and also pursue the issue through 
college channels. 

"A lot of institutional racism" 
Counselor Lulann McGriff was ap- 
palled at the incident. She said 

"There has been ;i fromal coBna 
filed with the NAACI' 

She wants a total inveati 
done by the college. "There have 
other incidents, e.g. hate let' 
faculty. I get hate calls all t.|„. 
Iiut maybe not from here." Me 
president of the San Fra 
chapter and western regional c 
the NAACP. She and cou 
Alvin Randolph are faculty ad 
to the HSU. 

She also planned to call the 
Utilities Commission on Sep 
25 about the swastika near the stre» 
car stop under the pedesstrian brfj 
on Ocean Avenue. 

In addition to vandalism. McGj 
feels "There is a lot of institute 
racism on campus, e.g. in ho» 
students are treated by faculty « 
campus We get complaints fraa 
students all the time." 

She lambasted the roadblocks 
in front of affirmative action. 
McGriff made sure to exclude 
College President Willis Kirk 
Byrd from criticism. 

Institutional racism goes hand 
hand with racial vandalism 
violence— it's a violence of sorts, 

"Racism is on the rise all over 
country, and on campuses." 
McGriff. citing incidents at McA| 
High School. S.F. State Univi 
as well as City College. 

Rising racism 
Earlier in the week, an anti- 
article caused a furor when it 
peared in an Associated Stui 
newsletter at the College of 

These unfortunate incidents a 
to indicate a rise of racism on 
campuses, as well as in the a 
An Asian man was killed in Ral 
North Carolina in a racial 
motivated attack similar to 
Vincent Chin tragedy in Detroit, 
recent Howard's Beach incident 
even more recent violent echoes 
racial attacks and clashes. 

Even the growing graifitti probl 
has a racist element. Charles Co! 
director of Facilities and PI 
said he ha reported to the Commi 
College Police the rise of racial 
fitti in Batmale Hall. He said 
custodians don't even bother to cl 
it off since it is replaced soon after 
is removed. 

The racial scrawlings are long 
detailed, requiring time to write, 
concievably, the vandals can 
caught. Collins requests the coo| 
tion of anyone witnessing such act*,] 

Racist graffitti with swastikas" 
also appeared at lat least) three 
stops near City College: at the -13 
stop in front of Conlan Hall, at thel( 
line stop at Ocean and P" 
Avenues, and at the K-Inglesidesl 
under the pedestrian bridge at O 

IMPEACH continued ■ 

The vote and the proposal 

A two-thirds vote (10 
votes) was needed for 
impeachment in the secret 
vote. and that's what 
happened. The four 
dissenters very likely 
included Bess, Charles 
Frazier, and Cobbins. The 
Guardsman heard that phone 
calls were made in the 
days before the meeting to 
round up the votes for 

impeachment, and Bess 
himself may have been 
doing the same on his own 

People in the gallery 
had started a proposal 
asking the council to do 
something about all the 
arguing and the lack of 

frogress. There were only 
wo signatures. People 
seemed afraid to sign it 
because Bess might get a 
hold of it. 

The aftermath 

After his ouster, Bess 
got up and said 
sarcastically: "I hope the 
council felt they did the 
right thing. I want to 
remind the council that 
they do have minds, and I 
hope they use them." 

Also, he hopes things 
will change because they 
are all sitting like 
"bumps on a log." 


le'" fc ' 

Bess said that maybe i lu 
was al 1 for the best. 1 e 
is unclear whether he ml a 
continue with his earlte ri 
plan to run again nei ia 
semester on a differen lu 
slate. n 

The impeachment occurre B 1 
in the last 15 minutest 
the meetmq, which ms n 
somewhat better attende I 
than others. 

the end? 

Make what you will o w 
the end of the meeting an ' 
the end of this story: 

Cobbins has twice 
early ten minutes befor L 
one o'clock to get to he C 
class because she t, 

serious about her studies B) 
The council counts leavir ft 
early as an unexcuse ^ 
absence. If Cobbins n. 

one more unexcu 

absence, she will 
removed from the counc.1 

A lot of the gallerp, 
walked out at the end fc 
the meeting while Cobbn* 
and Willis were stil 
arguing about unevcuse 
absences. Some of the* 

people were shaking tnej 
heads because arguing 
counci 1 seemed to 
continuing. .... ;. 

—Compiled by Wing | 
Deirdre Phil pott *J 

Edmund Lee contributed t 
this article. 



In 1978 there was a total of 65 
custodians, according to Gale. After 
the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, 
there began a major cut in custodial 
positions for budget purposes. In 
1979, the number of custodians drop- 
ped to 54. It went up to 58 in 1982. 
but has since slipped to the current 

level of 48 (14 day, 34 other). 

The number of building and their 
total square footage has not changed, 
according to Gale, but internal 
changes in division and use of space 
has increased work for custodians. 
An example is the student lounge in 
Batmale Hall which was converted in- 
to a series of offices. The area remains 
the same, but each division has to be 
cleaned separately and is more time 

Run sizes for City College custo- 
dians are about 16.000-18,000 square 
feet. These were established in 1986 
as a result of an arbitrator's decision 
in a case brought against the District 
by a Local 790 member. The suit was 
resolved in conference by the staff of 
Buildings and Grounds, and by custo- 
dians with the aid of an arbitrator, ac- 
cording to Gale. 

The established footage cannot be 
changed without consultation and 
negotiation with the union in arbitra- 
tion. The standard run size area, is 
between 15.000-18,000 sq. ft., as 
established by the American Physical 
Plant Management Association 

Williams had kind words for 
Charles Collins, director of Facilities 
and Planning, and President Kirk. 

saying both work hard to help the 

Collins had requested this year, as 
he did unsuccessfully in 1988. for the 
restoration of eight custodial posi- 
tions to bring the total to 56. Kirk, 
after reviewing Collins, proposal, 
reduced the request to four reinstated 
positions. Hsu rejected this proposal. 
The reason cited for the denial of an 
increase of custodians is an often 
heard one: there is just no money. 

Gale said there is money in the an- 
nual rollover in the District's beginn- 
ing budget balance every year begin- 
ning July 1. This is the amount of 
money unspent from the previous 
budget which goes into the current 
budget. The current rollover is about 
$4 million, according to Gale. 

The rollover has been increasing at 
10-11 percent each year, said Gale. 
He compared the increase at the 
beginning of 1989-90 of approximate- 
ly S425.000 to the SI 14.000 for the 
four positions. From the union's 
standpoint, when the district has an 
increasing rollover every year, when 
it is not supposed to as a non-profit 
organization, it is obvious that "there 
should be enough money for 
somethin as important as improving 

the maintenance at City College, 
when the amount needed for the 
restoration is so small in comparison 
to the increase in annual rollover." 

Buildings are deteriorating and will 
be very expensive to replace, said 
Gale. "If it's not an emergency situa- 
tion now, it will be shortly." 

He also critized an about 19 percent 
increase for supplies and materials, 
saying it seemed excessive and that 
money might be better spent on 
custodial positions and so on. He also 
noted the 8.9 percent in operating ex- 

Gale wanted to make it clear that 
the custodians do not want to take 
the money for the requested positions 
out of teacher's pockets. wnicn siuaenu* a..- •, 

Daniel St. John. Vice Chancellor for voluntarily pick up trasn on fi 
Finance, had a different view on the Most of the peoP Ie s P?,, efl J 

crease for supplies and matenri 
St. John responded that the DisUj 
put in more money to make up 
previous vears when funding was" 
"We need more custodians J 
President Kirk said. "TruihhJ 
we need more custodians. He twj 
to see a cleaner environment ion 
students and staff. Kirk would nffl 

like to see the restoration Ji^ 
custodial positions. 1 




C A 


sincere thanks to the pr« 
custodial staff for the job they 
ing now. pjji 

Besides the custodial issue. w*j 
is currently working with a"*" 
structor Carol Fregly to deveW • 
"Cleanup and Awareness W J 
which students and faculty 

may have best put 
without a custodian." 

budget. More funding for custodians that City College could u 
would be a "high priority," if the custodians to maintain hum. ^ 
district had the money. St. John of the campus. As Queenit f 
spoke of restrictive funding to the n. i. 
district and the severe shortage of 
operating money. 

On the rollover. St. John explained 
that it is completely allocated to the 
budget, which is then spread out into 
salaries, operating expenses, 
materials, etc. Relatively speaking, 
all the money goes. About the in- 

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Bungalows condemned as unsafe 

Facilities director resigns 




flrioM />)' Edmund Lee 

Bungal^s were condemned after City College officials/bund them to be unsafe for classroom use. 

News Digest 

MDS Awareness 
October is AIDS Awareness Month, and 
)cL 16-20 is AIDS Awareness Week at City 

ivomtns Clinic 

On Oct I, the Student Health Center 
pencd a Womens Clinic available Wednes- 
■yj, 11:30-3 by appointment Through an 
igreement with the University of California 
June Practitioner program, a female N P will 
available to do pelvic exams, pap smears, 
lually transmitted disease screening, pres- 
ribe birth control methods (like pills and 
liaphraems), and treat vaginitis. Drop in 
iungalow 201, Monday-Friday. 8-4, to make 
appointment. For more information, call 

rw.ii in 

Mnl dental program with UCSF 
In the first contract of its kind between a 
California community college and a univer- 
ily dental school, graduates of the Dental 
aboratory Technology program at City Col- 
ege will be able to serve as lab interns at the 
School of Dentistry at the University of Cali- 
jrrua, San Francisco. 

The graduates will work directly with the 
icbool of Dentistry students, faculty, and 
uff and attend classes applicable for lab 
echnicjans, said City College Dean Shirley 
HoskiMs. "They will received advanced train- 
ngAnd career opportunity enhnncemeni by 
Urticipaiing in the Faculty Group Practice 

The S.F. Community College District 

\ing Board approved the contract at its 

iber 28 meeting. Steven Potter heads 

two-year program leading to an A. A. in 

Lab Technology. 

_. elected to Regional Coordinator 
Robert Bakstrcri. dean of Financial Aid, 
been elected 1989-90 Regional Coordina- 
o( the California Community'Collcgc Stu- 
r ~ n Financial Aid Administrators 
Anociation. His responsibilities include sche- 
duling, planning, and conducting meetings 
mi activities; transmitting information on 
financial aid issues to region members; solic- 
iting and promoting membership in the asso- 
ciation; and serving as Regional 
Representative to the Executive Board. Bales- 
treri also serves as a member of the Regional 
I Representatives Technical Advisory Commit- 
tee to the State Chancellors Office- 

March Against State Killing 

A coalition of human rights and civil liber- 
lies organizations plans a 120-mile march for 
Oct 13-22 to protest the death penalty in 
California. The gas chamber was last used 22 
years ago, but the State Attorney General 
predicts American Indian Robert Harris will 
be executed this year. There are over 240 
inmates with death sentences in California. 
American Indians have the highest per capita 
rate of Death Row inmates in the country, 
and seven sit on Death Row at San Quenlin 

Coinciding with Amnesty Internationals 
Worldwide Week of Action for the Abolition 
of the Death Penally, the 10-day march is 
organized by the statewide abolitionist group 
Death Penally Focus, and is supported by 
Amnesty International. ACLU. NAACP. and 
the International Indian Treaty Council. 

A press conference at the State Capitol on 
Oct 12 kicks off the march, which begins the 
next day on the Capitol steps Each leg of the 
march will average IS miles and have a morn- 
ing press conference in Davis, Dixon, Vaca- 
ville. Fairfield. VaUejo, Richmond, Berkeley 
and San Francisco. A Rally for Human 
Rights wilh speakers and entertainment takes 
place on Oct 21. 1-4 p.m., at Justin Herman 
I Sec NEWS DIGEST, back page 

By Tito Estrada 

The sudden closing of Bungalows 61 and 
62 near the track field on September 27 
caused about 15 classes to be "homeless" and 
scrambling for new locations. 

The closing and condemnation of the 
four-unit bungalow/ building also raises 
concerns about the conditions and safety of 
other bungalows on campus. 

According to Charles Collins, associate 
director of Facilities and Planning (see "Col- 
lins" story), the units of 51, 525, 62 and 62 
were boarded and condemned after an acci- 
dent involving a Department of Public 
Works craftsman. The worker, who was 
checking windows and roofs, had a shaky 
experience when his foot went through the 
roof of the bungalow. 

The man caught himself, preventing any 
injury, said Collins. He was reported to have 
suffered minor scrapes and bruises and was 
shaken up a bit. 

The craftsman notified James Keenan, 
superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, 
who then informed Collins. Collins said 
they, along with President WiULs Kirk and 
technical assistant Herb Naylor. took a look 
at the worn, 40-year-old "temporary build- 
ing" and deemed it unsafe and too much of 
a risk for use by classes. It was condemned 
the same day. 

Classes disrupted 

Approximately 15 classes were affected 
by the closing of the building. Most of the 
classes were ESL classes, along with some 
speech, guidance, and Filipino language 
classes. No specific information was availa- 
ble about the number of students affected by 
the condemnation and shifting of classes to 
other parts of the campus. 

Ed Klosler, chair of the English depart- 
ment, estimated that roughly 300 English 
students were affected. He said that classes 
have been moved for the time being to the 

South Gym, Cloud Hall, and some of the 
200-serics bungalows. 

Klostcr said that there was "not very 
good communication" about the closing of 
the building. Some teachers didnt find out 
thai the building was condemned until they 
got to their classes. 

Randall Laroche, an ESL instructor with 
a class in Bungalow 61, was "kind of sur- 
prised" that his classroom was closed up. He 
had no idea until he arrived to class and saw 
sheets of plywood nailed to the sides of the 
building and to the ramp entrances. 
Laroche canceled his class for the day and 
was relocated the following day to a class- 
room in the Cloud Hall library. 

Laroche said the move was a little incon- 
venient, but he was grateful the Office of 
Instruction placed him right away in a new 
setting. He likes his new classroom better 
than the "old and very worn bungalow" his 

Sec BUNGALOWS, back page 

By Diana Carpcntcr-Madoshi 

The recent resignation of Charles Collins 
as associate director of Facilities and Plan- 
ning came in part due to his unsuccessful 
and frustrating attempts to get more custo- 
dial positions at City College. 

"I do not deny that my decision to resign 
was influenced by the problem," said Col- 
lins. But the custodial problem was only one 
factor, he said. The primary reason was that 
he felt a need for professional growth and 

On October 10, Collins returned to John 
Adams Center, where he was on leave of 
absence, as an associate director. But he will 
continue managing four projects he was 
involved wilh in Facilities and Planning. 

A surprise 

Word of his resignation came as a sur- 
prise to the college community. And it was 
more of a surprise to learn that he had 
submitted his resignation to Chancellor 
H ilary Hsu prior to the September 28 Com- 
munity College District Governing Board 

"I kind of hate it," said custodian Bishop 
Jones. "Hes a good man." 

But Collins' resignation was not a total 
surprise to his staff. Most of them knew he 
was on leave from his job at John Adams. 
"Still, it was sort of a surprise," said Ernest 
Smith, custodial supervisor. "After all these 
years we really didn^ expect him to leave." 
At the September Governing Board 
meeting, custodial workers showed up en 
masse to echo an earlier request they made 
at the August 24 Board meeting to restore 
four custodial positions to the budget. At 
the earlier meeting, the Board had asked for 
management reports assessing the 

So a month later, Collins was set to give 
his report, taking a foot-high stack of file 
folders to the podium. But Hsu had not 
finished his own report and interrupted; "As 
CEO of this District, I should make the 

Board member Timothy Wolfred backed 
Hsu's request for more time and to report in 
October. Despite Hsus objections, Board 
President Julie Tang went ahead and asked 
Collins if there was a need for more custodi- 
ans—he responded that there was. 

Charles Collins 

Lacking proper resources 

Originally, Collins had requested eight 
positions in the preliminary budget, and 
President Willis Kirk cut the request down 
to four. However, Vice President of Admi- 
nistrative Services Juanila Pascual deleted 
the four positions in the proposed budget. 

"Its not pleasant to try to satisfy need 
without the proper resources ."said Collins. 
In recent years, City College has lost 10 
custodial positions, and, as a result, the 
overall cleanliness of the campus has suf- 
fered. There has been a reduction of day 
custodians and the ability to cover vaca- 
tions, sick leave, and vacancies has caused a 
lowering of morale in an overworked staff. 
And the scheduling of heavy cleaning such 
as waxing floors has been drastically 
reduced, said Collins. 

Like his predecessor before him, Collins 
had hoped that his position as head, or 
associate director, of Facilities and Planning 
would be upgraded, he said. Ironically, 
when administrators were granted pay 
raises last year, his position title became one 
of three with the same title. His two assist- 
ants also became associate directors on the 
same level. "It became sort of confusing," 
said Collins. 

(Associate directors can be transferred 

laterally, or at the same level, to fill a need.) 

Sec COLLINS, back page 

Students petition for dance floor 

Impeached A.S. member 
responds to harsh action 

Christopher Bess 

By Deirdre PhDpotl 

During the Associated Student Council 
meeting held on September 27, council 
member Christopher Bess was impeached 
by his fellow council members wilh a 10-4 
vote. (See the Sept. 28-Oct. II issue of The 
Guardsman.) Many people ae now curious 
why Bess was impeached and what effect 
this action will have on the present student 

According to Bess, the reasons for his 
impeachment were various, but with one 
significant underlying factor— a difference 
in opinion. 

Student vs. District role 
Bess docs not believe that the council 
should fund such projects as the improved 
lighting and the painting of the school 
cafeteria. He does not see these projects as 
the responsibility of the student council. 

"I will not compromise on any of these 
capital improvements," said Bess. He 
strongly believes these funds should come 
from the Community College District. 

"The Associated Student Councils focus 
should be on education, not campus 
improvements," he said. 

A.S.C. President Jacynthia Willis agrees 
that these projects are not the responsibility 
of the students, but she does believe they are 
a necessity. 

"This lighting project will benefit eve- 
ryone; this campus is dangerous at night," 

said Willis. 

"The district is on a limited budget. It is 
our responsibility as a student council to 
protect the students and secure the campus," 
she added. 

But Willis and the council did fotlow 
procedures. The Associated Students Con- 
stitution states that only a two-thirds vote is 
needed to impeach a fellow council member. 
Ten council members out of fourteen must 
be in favor. 

Bess also questioned die awareness of the 
nominees who were swom in as council 
members two days before the actual 
impeachment. "I don't believe they were 
aware of all the circumstances," said Bess. 

Willis said that all die newly-elected 
council members had been previously 
involved with the council and attended 
meetings as members of the gallery 
(audience). One individual had even served 
on the council previously, but had to relin- 
quish his scat due to personal problems; he 
was re-nominated the week of the impeach- 
ment, she said. 

"These individuals were given the free- 
dom of choice. The voting was closed ballot, 
so it was not incriminating to anyone," Wil- 
lis said. 

Plan proposed to 
reverse drop in 
black enrollment 

By Demetrise Washington 

Students are circulating a petition to have 
the floors in the North Gym bungalow and 
activities room 100 changed from cement- 
covered linoleum to wood spring. 

Student Tucker Sonoma started the peti- 
tion drive. He said: "The floors arc not good 
for dancing because the ankles and knees 
have to take the impact when the feet land 
on the floor." 

Money has been allocated for the floors, 
but thus far has not been used. A dance 
teacher said that, each semester, different 
reasons are given as to why the money can't 
be used. Another teacher said that they have 
been asking for wood spring floors, but now, 
since students are involved, they may actu- 
ally get them. 

"We\e been trying to get a new floor for 
about 10 years," said RE. dance instructor 
Susan Conrad. She added: "Finally, we were 
told that we were at the top of the priority 
list, but not much has been done." 

Pain and injuries 

Conrad said it is not health conscious for 
dancers to dance on the concrete floor. "Its 
like runners running on cement" 

Many students have complained about 
injuries. Darien Kincaid said: "lVe had to 
wear three layers of leg Warmers on my feel 
to cushion jumps, and still. I have injured 

Cbyelc Dolan. a dance student for three 
semesters at City College, said that since she 
started tap this semester in the bungalow, 
her knees have really been hurting Icia 
Belchak said: "It really hurts when youYe 
tap dancing." 

Dollars waiting in the wings 
Students have posted petitions in class- 
rooms asking for student support and signa- 
tures. They plan on giving the petitions to 
Dean Linda Squires when they have been 
filled. But when Squires was asked about 
the floors, she said she only knew that 
money had been allocated for the floors, but 
thus far it had not been used. 

Architect George Shaw, an associate 
director of Facilities and Planning, said that 
money was allocated to fix the floors and 
bids were taken last May. He said that 
S37.000 was set aside for the bungalow and 
S36.OO0 was set aside for the activities room, 
but all of the bids for the job were too high. 
Shaw did not know by how much the bids 
were over. 

Shaw is currently restructuring the pro- 
ject. No lime has been set to take new bids 
Shaw said that, if the bids are too high the 
second time around, then new revenues will 
have to be found. 

Anyone who would like to know more 
about, or sign, the petition can go to the 
North Gym. 

i' obviously fell they had a 


— Vaster Flanagan 

Interpreting the constitution 
Bess also commented on the wide discre- 
pancy among the council members, when 
interpreting the Associated Sludenls Con- 
stitution and other numerous guidelines, as 
being an obstacle he faced. 

According to Bess, the council has a lack 
of knowledge when it comes to following the 

First successful impeachment 
Willis was informed by Veslcr Flanagan, 
dean of Student Activities, that this was the 
first successful impeachment thai he can 
recall, although others had been attempted. 
Flanagan has been active at City College for 
18 years and a total of 36 individual 

"The council introduced the motion, they 
discussed it, and they obviously felt they had 
a right to," was Flanagans response to the 

According to Bess, he was aware of the 
councils plans to impeach him, but he did 
not attempt to waver any support to his side. 

Better off this way 

"1 think its belter off this way." responded 
Bess to a classmate after the impeachment. 

"Jesus was a sacrificed lamb; it was better 
that he died so that we could live. It is better 
that I am gone, so that they can learn," he 

Willis said Bess disrupted council meet- 
ings and purposely stood in the way of the 
councils progress. In the last few weeks of 
his service, Bess did not even participate on 
any committees, she said. 

According to Willis, the effects the 
impeachment has had on the council are 
positive: "Meetings are no longer tense. It is 
a huge relief. Now we can focus on impor- 
tant mattrs instead of anticipating 

Bess said he feels no resentment. "1 know 
I stood by the Associated Students 

Bess has not yet determined if he will take 
part in the council next semester. 

By Kris Mitchell 

Cuy College recently held its Second 
Annual Black College and University 
Transfer Day on October 1 1. The college will 
non have a program, based on the 
black psychological and value systems used 
in black colleges, to help retain black 

A i the end of the summer. City College 
received $31,264 to launch an African 
American Achievement Program (AAAP), 
the first grant ever awarded by the Califor- 
nia Community College Chancellors office 
for the exclusive assistance of black 

Extended Opportunity Programs and 
Services (EOPS) counselor Elizabeth 
Armistcad developed the proposal to help 
reverse a decrease in enrollment and fight 
the dropout rale for black students. Counse- 
lors Joyce Bailey and Bemicc Griffin, as well 
as Veronica Hunnicutt (on sabbatical) and 
Rita Jones in the Instruction department, 
helped in the development. 

Black enrollment had the largest decrease 
since 1982, more lhan other ethnic groups. It 
dropped 42.56 percent from 1982 to 1988. 
And while total enrollment rose four percent 
in Fall 1988 from 1987, the number of blacks 
went up only 0.8 percent to 1 .974— the smal- 
lest for any ethnic group. (See "California's 
decrease in Black enrollment hilling crisis 
level" in the Oct. 13-27, 1988 issue and 
"Evening enrollment jumps 15 percent" in 
the Sept. 15-28. 1988 issue of The 

AAAP will offer counseling, career men- 
tors and skills development, as well as 
admission and scholarship assistance for 
four-year colleges to increase transfers. 

Black team approach 

Armistcad said that since more students 
in general come to school in the fall. AAAP 
can be instrumental in retaining the black 
students for this— or any any other— semes- 
ter. She believes that, during the course of 
the semester, black students feel more 
uncomfortable and insecure lhan they 
already are upon first enrollment. 

See ENROLLMENT, back page 

AIDS epidemic sparks 
cries of genocide 

By Diana Carpenter-Madoshi 

As the availability of drugs increases 
HIV/ AIDS flourish in the black commun- 
ity, the battle cry of genocide gels louder— 
and not just from radicals. 

"We dont have the airplanes to fly the shit 
into the country." a former 24-year-old crack 
user with AIDS says bitterly. 

"We [the U.S.] have money to fight wars 
in countries that do not want us there, send 
men to die moon, but we cairt pay poor 
people a decent wage and fight poverty. 
People in poverty have no power," he adds. 
"Drugs and AIDS grow in our community 
because of poverty and hopelessness pro- 
duced by racism." 

"Racism is the singular most powerful 
reason this disease has crept into the black 
community the way it has," agrees Larry 
Saxon, AIDS education and program con- 
sultant and former director of the East Bay 
AIDS Project. The Reagan administration 
cutbacks in health and welfare programs 
eroded the first lines of defense for blacks, he 

The supposition by Saxon and other 
black experts is: If those community health 
and drug centers were still in place, they 
would have been in position to analyze and 
work to stem the "explosion of drug use and 
sexually transmitted diseases that fueled the 
transmission of HIV." 

The slow response to the AIDS crisis in 
the black community by the govemnent has 
been, in part, similar to its slow response to 
the gay-community— because of the "blame 
the victim syndrome." 

Put on back burner 
And the growing concern about AIDS in 
the black community is relegated to the 
back burner as are other health issues of 
blacks: hcari disease, diabetes, cirrhosis, 
infant mortality, accidents, homicide and 

According to a United Slates government 
report, blacks are more likely lhan whiles to 

die from all of the aforementioned diseases. 
Nevertheless, adequate treatment centers 
are scarce and generally not within their 
community. Also, traditional AIDS preven- 
tion programs have not had much success 
with blacks and other minorities because 
information originally disseminated to ihese 
communities is not culturally relevant and 
readily accessible, according to black 
experts like Brandy Moore, assistant to 
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. 

Additionally, many blacks are either 
skeptical or suspicious of statistics and any 
program connected wilh the government. 
And some believe, rationally or not, that 
HIV/ AIDS is part of a government conspi- 
racy to wipe out the black race. 
Prejudice and blame 
"When they first stand talking about 
AIDS, they started blaming it on Africans 
and Haitians, even though die gay white 
population was primarily afflicted by it," 
says Reverend Donald Green of the San 
Francisco Christian Center. 

And, indeed, a wave of prejudice and 
blame is following the worldwide AIDS 
epidemic, according to Renee Sabaiicr of 
Panos, an indcpendenl institute dial Hacks 
the AIDS epidemic worldwide .The in ar i 
lot ol speculations and blaming the victims. 
The theory that AIDS was more wides- 
pread in Africa now appears to be a prema- 
ture conclusion reached on the basis of 
faulty blood tests. AIDS made a simultane- 
ous appearance in the United States, 
Europe, Africa and Haiti, So today, world 
experts at the Panos Institute say medical 
opinion has abandoned the idea thai AIDS 
started in Haiu. 

Unfortunately, AIDS has become explo- 
ited by some racist groups not only in the 
U.S. but Europe and Asia, say black 
experts. The Ku Mux Man has called for "a 
worldwide Christian movement to light the 
tyranny of the black race." And in some 
Sec AIDS, back page 


2 / The Guardsman 


October 12-2$ 

Undeserved Publicity 

By Mark Gleason 

In (he last issue of The Guardsman, a 
front page news story carried an article 
about the threatening defacement of the 
Black Student Union. 

While the story itself was of great signifi- 
cance to all of us here at City College, The 
Guardsman also chose to display two swas- 
tikas above the fold. 

Considering the mentality of the people 
who distribute these threatening stickers, I 
feel The Guardsman made a mistake. 

Although the thought was to offer proof 
of defacement and campus racism, the writ- 
ten word, boldly displayed and in depth, 
would have sufficed. 

Most students on this campus are 
removed two and three generations from the 
pain that was the fascism of World War II. 

The movies that one sees and the testimony 
that one reads about in history class can 
hardly prepare for the sheer, miserable hor- 
ror that was the experience of war and 

Many people who survived that terror 
forever relive the death camps or battle. 
They are stall affected violently by the 

By displaying this hate symbol, I feel The 
Guardsman did adisservicc to the survivors 
of the Holocaust and to those who fought 

Today, the Nazi symbol represents both 
deranged nonsense and "faslfood style" 

The Guardsman has now inadvertently 
provided the containers. 

By printing some 6000 plus reproduc- 
tions of two hate symbols left on campus, 
our publication has stoked the ego and given 
a voice to what one imagines to be a cell of 
emotional misfits, losers and sociopathic 
opi«ji iiinists wno sneak about the Gly Col- 
lege grounds. 

I have witnessed first hand how the neigh- 
borhood Nazi works. He operates by distri- 
buting comic book style literature to 
children, loo young in ogc to understand the 
true pain of what they re holding. The Nazi 
knows that children are most efficient at 
dropping hatred about the community like 
leaves in autumn. 

This is the fascist's idea of community 

As a white male. I take particular offense 
to the swastika. It is sometimes construed 
that this symbol, somehow, represents me. 

Indeed, San Francisco has a good I 
collection of drunks and leather q u 
bikers ana stooges who sport the symb 
part of macho mischief. 

While their right to prance like. 
guaranteed in a country that protect^ 
ryones liberty, they should under 
who is being threatened. 

The students I sit beside in class, ihej 
I work along side, and my bosses, are! 
threatened. My best friends, and my i 
bors. they are being threatened. 

Ultimately, campus Nazis, you are tl 
ening me. 

So. next lime youYe leaving your ham 
on a wall, or scrawling puke in ihej« 
trooms. or whispering fascism in someoM 
ear, don't feel "safe" it there jrc only ^2 
faces about. 

You jusi might find yourself thr 

Math Sloth 

By Michael S. Quinby 

I want to talk to you about a special problem of mine. Mine is a common story, I see it 
all around, but it is still painful to talk about. I'm talking about the dread Math Anxiety. 

As a confirmed student of the humanities, I have run into the brick wall of my 
psychological inability to cope with math. It is a constant source of embarrassment for me. 
My Iriendslook at my textbook and ask me if 1 saved it from high school. My 17 year old 
sister is two years ahead of me and my gleefully sarcastic tutor. "You don't know ihafll" she 
says. "Hce. hcc. hec." 

I think I have developed a new part of my brain that when it is subjected to anything math 
related, it released some weird endorphin lhat is a powerful peyote-like hallucinogen. The 
open math book renders me somewhere on the surface of Pluto, playing an electric guitar 
in a clown suit. (Or something like that.) 

Unfortunately, in order to transfer to the four year institution of my choice, I must surpass 
a certain level of mathematical achievement. This is turning into a major hurdle. 

Arc there any alternatives to this minimum requirement? Could I take the entire math 
department out for a drink? I'll wash their cars for an entire semester. Babysitting? Hey, no 
problem, anything but math. 

I feel I must stress that this problem has nothing to do with the instructors I have had. 
They have been patient and thorough and have given me all the extra consideration I could 
have asked for. How could they know they were dealing with someone with a genetically 
defective math sense? 

So. you see, it's really not something 1 can control, so the logical proposal would be to 
provide the math-maladroit an easy way out of — er, uh — I mean, a logical alternative for 
victims of nature such as myself. 

Counselors and tutors are no help, no help at all. When I ask them for help, 1 always hear 
the same old rhetorical waffling: 

Me: 1 don't know what to do. Help me. Help me. 

Counselor: Well. Mike, it seems to me if you could pay attention in class and do your 
homework once in a while, you might be doing better. 

Me No, no, no, NO. You just dont understand. 

So you see what I'm up against here. One day, the uncaring system will open its eyes, and 
realize that I'm noi just a lazy geek who doesn't do his homework, I am truly handicapped. 
Truly, really, I swear. 



You refuse to give reservoirs to City College, 

For student facilities to further their knowledge. 

You want our vote for the baseball park. 

But on our ballot were going to mark 

"NO" for Prop. P— to let you know, 

That we can be a formidable foe. 

Were political and have plenty of clout. 

To defeat Prop. P and strike you out 

We hope this message comes over clear, 

Because the election is very near. 

Friends of City College are upset, 

Youre the most stubborn Mayor weVe ever met. 

Everything wanted has a price, 

Were for EDUCATION, that should suffice. 

You'd better listen with both your ears, 

YouVc been the luckiest among your peers. 

Well help you if you play ball, 

Give us the reservoirs and stop the stall. 

You help City College and well vote your way. 

For a GIANTS BALL PARK by the Bay. 

Education comes first, baseball is but a game. 

The importance of both are not the same. 

Polls show you need us to win. 


-William Felzer 


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News Editor Wing Liu 

Opinion Page Editor Michael S. Quinby 

Features Editor ...... ...... Mark Gleason 

Entertainment Editor Walter Williams 

Sports Editor Gideon Rubin 

Photo Editor Edmund Lee 

Proofreader J. K. Sabourin 

Graphics Editor Bob Miller 


Christie Angelo, Rachel Bender, Roxunne Bender, Steven Canepa, 
Diana Carpenter-Madoshi, Jane Cleland, Renee DeHaven, Tito 
Estrada, Suzie Griepenburg, Gerald Jeong, Michelle Long. Barbara 
McVeigh, Kris Mitchell, Tina Murch, Betsy L. Nevins, Deirdre 
Pliilpott, Greg Shore, Easter Tong, Amie Valle, Demetrise 
Washington, John Williamson, Kurt Wong. 

The opinions and editorial content found in I he pages of The Guardsman do 
Dot reflect those of the Journalism Department and the College Administra- 
I ion. All inquiries should be directed to The Guardsmnn, Bungalow 209, City 
College of San Francisco, S.F. 94112 or call (415) 239-3446. 

In the Sept. 28-Oct. II issue of The 
Guardsman, the "UPE Local 790 asks for 
four custodial positions'' article should have 
read: "In addition to sweeping inside, she 
must sweep the outside levels of Balmale 
Hall, the loading dock, and half of the 
Bungalow 300 series. 

"Williams found litter to be an especially 
futile problem " 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Editor 

I see that Michael Quinby had a run-in 
with "those vultures of semantic sexism, 
radical feminists." They forced him out of a 
meeting for using the word "mankind." That 
was a classic Leftist folly, by enforcing ideo- 
logical purity, the feminists alienated a lib- 
eral columnist and weakened their party. 

Radical feminism is the theory that since 
women suffer unjustly, men should suffer 
(^njustly also. Like all radicalisms, it prom- 
ises liberty but instead delivers power- 

They should have been the ones to leave. 
Such people are no asset lo any political 

Those radical feminists expressed this 
urge via passive aggression. In effect they 
said, "We refuse to exist in your presence. 
We shut down to shut you out. If the party 
wants us more than you, too bad for you." 

Passive aggression works only on decent 
people, not on the unscrupulous. It is a 
feeble and enfeebling tactic; which is why it 
is central to the "feminine mystique." 

Passive aggression is precisely what wo- 
men^ liberation is supposed to liberate 
women from. Just how liberated were those 
four women? 

Sincerely yours, 
Nathaniel HeUerstein 

AIDS Essay Contest 

There will be an essay contest on the 
subject of AIDS awareness with a cash prize 
of 550 for best essay and two $25 prizes for 
second and third place. 

Students may write on any topic con- 
nected to AIDS awareness; the following 
have been suggested by various faculty 
involved in the AIDS effort— AIDS: A Uni- 
versal Concern; AIDS: What I Can Do; 
AIDS and People of Color, Changing Peo- 
ples Attitudes toward AIDS. Entries should 
not exceed 500 words. 

Deadline is Monday, November 27. Sub- 
mit essays to Jack Collins (Batmale 618; Box 
L-I69). The Guardsman will publish the 
first place essay. 

This contest is co-sponsored by the 
Departments of Biological Sciences, Eng- 
lish, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Health 
Science, and Student Health, as well as by 
The Guardsman and the Gay Lesbian 

Eric Sinclair, 23, Journalism: 

"I'm a lot more cautious and I make more of an effort to 
communicate with people. And, I use condoms. Its more 
important to communicate." 

Mattie Ranee, 20's, Psychology: 

"Its sad. I have a friend dying from AIDS. Its very emo- 
tional. It s a slow process of dying I work in a hospital and it s 
saddening to see the patients." 

Jeff Corino, 301s, Humanities: 

"It hasn\ affected my love life as I dont participate in sexual 
activity. I abstain from sexual activity. Also, it hasrt made a 
great impact on my life because of that." 

Shirley Asuncion, 21, Business Administration: 

"Its made me value monogamy. No casual sex. I have only 
one boyfriend." 

)d ober 12-25, 1989 


The Guardsman / 3 

Reporting the news Soviet 
jtyle: TASS' Bay bureau 

Campus becomes partisan territory; 
awaits "BAYSBALL" 

I, i^me Lawry 

When 1989 comes to a close and news 
unkics look back ai ihc major stories of the 
ear, one that will certainly dominate discus- 
ion' will be the emergence of democratic 
eform movements in what has previously 
,«n referred to as the "Iron Curtain- 
While the front pages of American news- 
)apers concentrate on the blossoming of 
ree elections in Poland and Hungary, and 
he nightly newscasts record the mass exo- 
jus of East German citizens, it is the revolv- 
ng landscape of western news holding the 
interest of Soviet and East European 

As a way of facilitating this thirst for 
information. San Francisco plays host to the 
only Russian news agency on the west coast. 

Small staff 

Though staffed by only two reporters and 
a telex, with no editors to assist them. Yuri 
Algumov and his associate run the Soviet 
news bureau which monitors California 
■happenings for news wire service and for the 
gathering of intelligence about U.S. society, 
which is published by the Soviet Politburo. 

The decision by the Telegraph Agency of 
the Soviet Union, abbreviated TASS, to set 
up shop in the city during 1975. according to 
Algumov, was "a logical decision due to the 
fact that the USSR already had a consulate 

here". ..... 

Unlike American news services like Uni- 
icd Press International (UPl) and Asso- 
ciated Press (AP), TASS is a government 
controlled agency contracted to supply sup- 
plemental, and oftentimes competing, infor- 
mation to Communist Party officials. 

The government likes to keep a \ariety of 
sources. Algumov says. It is not uncommon 
for TASS bureaucrats to have better, and 
more accurate, sources than the San Fran- 
cisco Soviet Consulate. 

During his five year assignment with the 
local TASS bureau, Algumov has done in- 
depth research on the President John F. 
Kennedy assassination, U.S. health care 
and rackcterring and organized crime in the 

Heallh report 

Recently. Algumov completed a report on 
U.S. heallh care which was submitted to 

Soviet officials. 

-1 am very impressed with the personal 
contact that can be fostered between doctor 
and patient in this country." he said. "After 
the birth of mv son in the U.S. I happened to 
become good friends with my wife* 

Algumov noticed that U.S. doctors seem 
to be more content because of their greater 
freedom in operating a private practice. 
"Soviet doctors are not as personal and you 
cant be guaranteed the same doctor at each 

I visit." he added. 
Currently, Algumov is working to meet 
deadline on a story dealing with organized 
crime in the U.S. 

. • 

"Racketeering is a serious problem in the 
Soviet Union," he said. "I"rn doing this 
report because I feel it is important that 
Russian readers realize ilial it's mure than 
extortion that's going on here. Racketeering 
is a serious crime 

"In Russia we do not have a law like the 
U.S. Racketeering and Corrupt Organiza- 
tions statute or RICO act. 1 hope this report 
will huvc some effect on the Soviet govern- 
ment." he said. 

Those reports which arc deemed worthy 
by party officials arc published in various 
weekly publications. The USSR's popular 
magazine called Echo of the Planel uses a 
lot of TASS s material and can be equated 
with U.S. weeklies like Time or Newsweek. 

Other, more exclusive stories £0 into low 
circulation government bulletins. Algum- 
ovs interviews with Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) officials are valuable 
pieces of journalism. Algumov said his sto- 
ries "are occasionally published by the Polit- 
buro and sold for large amounts of money." 

Unused stories 

But more often than not, Algumov 
admitted that most of his finished journal- 
ism winds up in a trash can. "It is estimated 
that 70 percent of all TASS stories are never 
used," he said. 

Sometimes TASS will do stones on things 
like Nancy Reagan s astrologer or the Bay to 
Breakers race in San Francisco. Most of 
these stories just don't ever get printed. 
Algumov said. 

"No one cares about these things." 

Algumov smiled though, and concluded 
that colorful San Franciscan politics and the 
occasional earthquake are often enough to 
keep him writing and wiring Moscow. 



Baseball mania struck the Bay Area 
with full force as both the Giants and the 
As wailed for their first ewr meeting in 
the World Series. The anticipation of a 
"Baysball" spectacular for Indian 
Summer helped provide an extra dis- 
traction that promised to thin classes 
during the coming week. 

"I've been a Giants fan since third 
grade, and the reason I'm not going to 
the National League Championship Ser- 
ies is because I know the Giants are 
going to the World Series." said Dewn- 
dra Billmoria. an engineering major. 

"I almost gave up on them a month 
ago. but after that grand slam by [Will] 
Clark I know they're going all the way." 
said Wes Franco. 

Last week students in the Hotel and 
Restaurant department showed their 
loyally to the Giants by donning orange 
and black in place of the usual cookware 

Michelle Billones dower left) showed 
equal disdain for last years World 
Champs with her shirt depicting Will 
Clark relieving himself in the LA. basin. 

As old and new Giants fans sprouted 
about the campus, the visibility of A's 
fans was less noticeable, and none 
appeared available for camera in parti- 
san San Francisco. 

"I'm a die-hard Giants fan and I'm 
rooting for them all the way." said Mario 


Color, race, sex, creed. .. 

Factors few and far between. 

Creativity deep inside— 

By the blind heart never seen. 

A simple line, in black and white: 

"Behold, the Jubjub bird!"* 

And he, whose names derived from this. 

Wanders homeless. .. never heard. 

The best of people— artists, writers. 

"The pen is mightier than the sword!" 

The swiftest fates ignite like lighters- 
Tragic histories to record. 

And so, too. does intelligence wither. 

Growing fainter in the breeze, 

Behold— a very creative man among us— 

Driven by destiny to his knees! 

Yet, a somber man he isn't— 

He never utters one harsh word. 

And those who knew him (and those who didnt)... 

Might someday read... "Behold, the Jubjub bird! 

•A famous line from the writings of T.S. Eliot 
— Alexei Cogan 

Open Communication 

timidly whispered, "i love you." 
knowingly, it cannot be true. 

tried to conceal my inner feeling, 
'cause someone else is your darling. 

never want to go between 

you and your girlfriend 
ne\er expect anything 

at the end. 

wish to offer my hean and soul, 

makes my heart turn cold 

and my soul grow old. 

advice gives fresh idea, 
thoughts yield new plea. 

who needs intimacy. 

when dreams fill with fantasy. 

closeness won't be sound. 

for compatibility won't be found. 

let our friendship nurtures. 

be good friends now and in the future. 

— cidnaf 


I kissed you goodnight. .. 

Then I closed your door. 
Tomorrow you are four. 

When you fell asleep, you were only three. .. 
Not a baby anymore. . four. 

Being four means knowing the answers to everything 

"Why did you take that apart?" 
When you Ye four, you take things apart. . 

"Because that's why!" 

Four is pretending to be a lion 
And making a big roar! 

Four is pretending to be a pirate 
With a cardboard sword. .. 

Four is holding out your finger for me 
To kiss away the sore. .. 

Four is running— jumping — climbing- 
Riding a horse— shouting— singing silly— 

And trying to eat an apple 
All the way down to the core. 

Four is not bothering Daddy when hes busy 
Because youre bored; 

Four is waiting til you get home 
When there* no bathroom in the store! 

Four is getting dirt all over 
The new clothes you wore! 

Four is running around naked 
On the seashore. .. 

Four is eating three cookies before dinner— 

And then one more; 

Four is tantrums at bedtime 
And slamming your door! 

Four is bringing me your new book to fix 
Which you accidentally tore. -. 

Four is learning how NOT to throw tantrums 
On the floor. .. 

Even though you are small 
You tell the world you will be tall ... 

Being four means you are going to grow 
As big as the sky! 

Its certainly plain to see 
Four is bigger than three. .. 

Youre learning all sorts of new things, 
So go forth. .. full force— 

1 will be near, of course. 
When you need me. .. 

And even when you dont. 

— J.K. Sabourin 

Poetry Corner 



Her naked body bathed with afresh breeze, 

lies wandering on the bed 

like a bubble suspended in space. 

A bubble suspended by the strings of 

low and understanding. 


A soft gust of air passes through 
the ihin layers of my skin, 
disturbing the tranquility of my mind. 
Then, stirring together with the wind 
of my hen, 
to create a hurricane of desires. 


Soon, our bodies melt 

like snow hit by the sun. 

giving birth to a stream of passion. 

Passion that drags our souls and becomes 

a river. 

A river that flows into a sea of ecstasy. 

Later our bodies, drowned with caresses. 

rest entangled. 

Breathless survivors ashore. 

—An tares 


Abortion is a practice no one can stop, each generation has Us unborn crop. 
The law is there to make it tough, for the poor, its financially rough. 
The abortion operation must be clean, to prevail infection too often seen. 
Death sometimes is the case, this is a fact we haw to face. 
The pro-lifers think they're right, they take to the streets ready to fight. 
They believe abortion is a curse, never thinking, their actions worse. 
Can a poor woman support a child? Will the child grow up sick or mid? 
Pro-choice reasons are clear, lit terms of emotions and costs each year. 
A \wmaris body is her domain, an interfering law is insane. 
She knows whais best for her body, to keep it healthy, happy, and hardy. 
The Supreme Court has changed Us mind, the pro-choice are m a bind. 
Help pro-choice candidates to win, when the politics begin. 
If pro-life laws are passed, the pro-choice will be harassed. 

These laws will be an intrusion, womens privacy will be a delusion. 

When State Legislators take sides, arguments flow like oceanttdes. 

Pros and cons are points of view, same arguments with nothing new. 

When value judgements arc involved, abortion problems are not solved. 

Root of opinions are often emotions, causes pro-lifers to act like docenls. 

They tell others how to liw. what monies do pro-lifers give? 

To support the unwanted fetus to birth, on an overcrowded earth. 

Pro-lifers haw plenty to say. •"'* » omen's rights they giw away. 

Should put their money on the line, instead of talk, a dollar sign. 

For unwanted children, its only fair, to lax pro-lifers for their care. 

Pro-lifers haw newr learned, to hull out where not concerned. 

When it's mv fetus I want out, that's all pro-lifers talk about. 

A woman must be legally supported, when her child is aborted. 

Pro-choice is a fact of life, accept it and stop the strife. 

-William Felzer 


People swept under the rue thunned, ignored. .. 

Some frowned upon the very sight. 

Bui you. Adam, were different— most accepting ■ ■ 

You cared and made their future', bright. 

Titer came from different walks of life— 

Everything was wider control 

Then, one day. behold: the knife 

Tltat cut into their very soul. 

They looked to blend into sot iei y, 

Doing everything they < an 

Others wouldn't .stand tor ihat. 

Replacing them with a ■normal" man. 

That wry idea appalled you— 

You couldn't bear to see thelt pligfU 

You were one of few who realized: 

Tltisjusi isn't right! 

You reached out. and took them in— 

No d< mbi tins did them <• world of good. 

Now. if all those ignorant people could haw only understood. 
—Alexei Cogan 

4 / The Guardsman 


Theatre Review 

The Normal Heart 
thought provoking 



is intense, 
and sensitive 

(L- R) Characters Tommy Boat » rSghl ( Brad DePlanche). Bruce Niles ( Patrick Stretch), Mickey Marcus 
(Tim Miclwle)and Ned Weeks (Lawrence Hecht)ina tense scene in Larry AmmcriThc Normal Heart. 

By Christie Angelo 

Dramatic, dynamic, frightening, depress- 
ing and startlingly thought provoking de- 
scribes the fall premiere of Tfte Normal 
Heart, which opened October 6 at City 

The play, written by Larry Kramer, accu- 
rately portrays the early days of the AIDS 
epidemic, which terrorized the gay com- 
munities inthe U.S. 

The play, part of AIDS Awareness 
Month activities on campus, is directed by 
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) 
director John Wilk, who succeeds in bring- 
ing out the absolute best in his very talented 
group of actors. 

Tlie Normal Heart tells of the real life 
struggle and frustrating realities of author 
Kramer as he fights to get help for AIDS 
victims and to gel information about the 
disease to the gay community. 

Critic's Choice 

Kramer, along with a few friends and 
colleagues willing to take public scrutiny, 
founded the Gay Mens Health Crisis in 
1981. This group of men battled unsympa- 
thetic government and state agencies to get 
the attention and help the crisis deserved. 
The gay community was hit hard, but there 
was no one who could explain why or how 
the disease was spread. 

Equity Guest Artist Lawrence Hecht 
(Ned Weeks) gives the character dimen- 
sions. Weeks is not totally a savior, but 
sometimes his own downfall, which is evi- 
dent in the no-holds-barred acting. 

Other key roles, all of them wonderfully 
acted, include City College drama students 
Tim Michael, Ed LeClair, David Acevedo, 
Painck Stretch, John Loschman, John 
Lohr, Brad DePlanche, Nathan Robinson 
(also assistant to the director), Dan Can- 
irell, Hal O'Connell and Equity Guest 
Artist Cathv Thomas-Grant. 

Memorable moments 
There are many memorable moments in 
the play, some of them ironically funny. 
Brad DePlanche as Tommy Boalwright 
played his "southern belle" role to perfect- 
ing, adding the comic relief needed to make 
this otherwise depressing play bearable. 

Cathy Thomas-Grant portrays the real 
life Dr. Linda Laubenstein (Dr. Emma 
Brookncr), who helped Weeks and treated 
many of the fatally ill, including Wccks'lovcr 
Felix Turner (John Loschman), in the early 
80s. This role is the only female role in the 


During intermission, I mingled with 
some of the opening night crowd to try and 
get some response. Everyone Ls at a loss for 
words, except to say the play is "depressing" 
or "I'm so glad we've come so far." What 
about anger? Frustration? What about the 
need for unconditional love? 

A couple of men respond: "We have it. We 
are very sad." If that sounds like someone 
whos not angry or frustrated, it's because it 
is a true reaction from people who deal with 
this tragic disease on a daily basis. Having 
friends literally drop daily and then worry- 
ing about the safety of yourself or your 
lover— its real. It can't be called drama 
because it's real. 

I encourage everyone to see The Normal 
Heart. Everyone needs to be aware of the 
way people turned their backs on others 
who needed them in order to live. This story, 
as shocking and depressing as it may be, is a 
part of our history in the 20th Century. We 
need to be educated, so that people don't 
need to die in order to get help. 

Remaining performances of The Normal 
Heart are Thursday through Saturday, 
October 12th through 14th, at 8 p.m., with a 
Sunday matinee on October 15th at 2:30 
p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission and 
S4 for students and seniors. 

For more information, call Don Cates at 

Old Gringo more hype than good 

By Gerald Jeong 

The first movie from a novel by acclaimed 
Mexican author Carlos Fuentcs has hit the 
screen with disappointing results. 

Although proven film veterans Jane 
Fonda and Gregory Peck, along with 
Jimmy Smits (Cienfuentes on TV's "LA. 
Law") star in the picture. Old Gringo suffers 
from poor dialogue and direction. 

Old gringo refers to American journalist 
Ambrose Bierce. The 71-year-old Bierce 
mysteriously disappeared into Mexico dur- 
ing the Mexican Revolution. Fucntes used 
the Bierce disappearance to concoct a story 
about a passionate relationship among 
Bierce, an American schoolteacher, and a 
general in Pancho Villas revolutionary 

Bierce, fed up with his part in the Hearst 
newspaper political machine, goes to Mex- 
ico to live oui the rest of his life. An adven- 
turous type, Bierce follows a band of 
revolutionaries led by General Tomas 
Arroyo (played by Jimmy Smits), who are 
fighting to overthrow the Mexican govern- 
ment. With some steady marksmanship and 
a flick of a train track switch, he wins the 
confidence of Arroyo and his men. 

Magnificent portrayal 
Gregory Peck portrays the adventurous 
Bierce. At age 73, itTs great to see Peck, who 
is noted for his classic portrayal of Atiicus 
Finch in lb Kill a Mockingbird, acting 
again. Peck is magnificent in the movies 
most memorable scene where Bierce is 
almost shot for being too vociferous in his 
advice to the revolutionaries. 

Although Bierce is the focal point of the 
movie, Peck^ character is not fully explored. 
Director and screenwriter Luis Puenzo 
relies on a bitter, misunderstood loner cliche 
and brief tidbits of keen dialogue from Peck 
to characterize Bierce. Smart but arrogant, 
insensitive yet kind, Bierce is a complex and 
interesting man. We want more of our ques- 
tions about him answered before his 
untimely death. 

General Arroyo, born out of wedlock and 
an abused child, plans to attach the 
hacienda of his father, a wealthy landowner 
and enemy of the revolution. Arroyo tricks 
Harriet Winslow, a naive American school- 
teacher (portrayed by Jane Fonda), to gain 
access to the heavily fortified compound. 

General Tomas Arroyo (Jimmy Smits) and Ambrose Bierce (Gregory Peck) lake each others measure. 

Sizzling clash 

An exciting, dizzying clash ensues before 
Arroyo's men triumph. This nice battle 
sequence happens in the first third of the 
movie and, except for a couple of nice 
moments with Gregory Peck, is the last 
decent thing we see on the screen. 

The rest of the movie chokes you with a 
gooey, overly romanticized love triangle 
among Bierce, Arroyo, and Winslow. Bad 
dialogue from all characters flows freely as 
Peek, Smits, and especially Fonda flail 
vainly to keep this picture afloat. No help is 
seen from director Puenzo, who attempts to 
fill in the gaps with inappropriate narration 
by Fonda and a sappy, obtrusive score. 

The love scene between Arroyo and 
Winslow, which could have been a sizzling, 
erotic masterpiece, is diffused by music that 
sounds like it came from a television ad for 
vacations to Mexicali. Their "morning 
after" is equally repulsive. Winslow and 
Arroyo are together on a horse. The sun is 
rising in the background. Winslow is side- 
saddle in the lap of Arroyo. He says you 
need a name, a Mexican name ("so you will 
come when 1 call you"). She responds with, 
"I think I'm in love ... I have never been in 

Ambrose Bierce (Gregory Peck) WOOS Harriet Winslow (Jane Fonda) 

Although Smits plays Arroyo with 
appropriate vigor and does a credible job, 
Fondas Harriet Winslow is a disaster. Fon- 
da's character is probably the hardest of the 
three main characters to play, and she is not 
up to the task. Winslow must be a naive fish 
out of water, be horrified at the violence of 
the revolution, respond to the affection of 
both Bierce and Arroyo, accept their death, 
and come to terms with her upbringing to 
mature and make peace with herself. 


Fonda is miscast, which may not be too 
surprising since her company produced the 
movie. A younger, less WASPish actress 
would have made the plot more believable. 
A less known actress would have also been 
belter in the Harriet Winslow role, since 
Fonda has a strong screen persona that 
keeps you from accepting her as a spinster 
whos starving for romance. 

But the most annoying thing about Fon- 
das performance is her voice. lis always 
insecure and slightly strident, with unnatu- 
ral phrasing. This voice pattern doesn't work 
when the Winslow role requires less naiveld 
or when narration is used to clumsily 
explain character motivation. Since the 
story is told by Winslow in retrospect, her 
voice should have showed the maturity and 
understanding that she gained in Mexico. 

Although the movie has many flaws, the 
filmmakers should get some credit for mak- 
ing it bilingual. Arroyo speaks Spanish to 
his countrymen (there are subtitles) and 
English to the Americans. 

The movie also benefits from being shot 
on location in Mexico. The dusty bluffs and 
desert landscapes are harsh yet beautiful. 
An old hacienda was rebuilt and" used for the 
movie with fantastic results. It's a grand 
place with a strong sense of place. 

But the locations and sets for the movie 
are not a big deal considering the budget 
that the filmmakers probably had to spend. 
If you are budget minded, your money prob- 
ably would be better spent on a Hallmark 
card instead of this movie. The card would 
give you more depth and emotion. 




Photo by Edmund Lee 

Models go through an aerobic routine/or the opening of "Untamed Physiques." 

"Untamed Physiques" 

Students strut their stuff for a purpose 

By Rachel Bender 

Students crowded into City Colleges 
cafeteria on Friday, October 6, but it wasn't 
for (he food. It was to gawk at some 12 
student fashion models struttin' their stuff. 

The show, "Untamed Physiques," opened 
with a tropical dance done by two profes- 
sional dancers, and went on to different 
aerobics, modern dance, and jazz routines. 

Produced by Business I47B, a fashion 
production class, the show featured athletic 
wear and cycling fashions. "Biking is to the 
eighties what jogging was to the seventies," 
said Ethel Beal, instructor. 


Altogether, the show was well planned 
and entertaining. Former City College stu- 
dent and professional entertainer Charles- 

ton Pierce said he was "very fortunate to be 
in the show. There seemed to be a lot of 

Student Lee Colar added that "all prepa- 
rations for the show were done by the 17 
students in the class." 

He said they recruited the models, mostly 
from campus, and produced the entire show, 
which took six weeks, with only one 

According to Sonya, student and model, 
lack of rehearsal didn't seem to affect the 
show. "It ran real smoothly,"shesaid, "and it 
was a lot of fun!" 

Fun it was for all people involved— good 
job! For those of you who missed it, the next 
show is scheduled for December. 

S.F. Symphony 
offers discounts 
to students 

A special subscription rate for the 
coming season of the San Francisco 
Symphony is being offered to students of 
City College. 

Half-price tickets are available for the 
Wednesday or Friday evening concert 
series that begins November ISih and 
ends May 25th. 

Concerts of Mozart, Beethoven and 
Tchaikovsky are included in the schedule 
of performances lo be given at Davies 
Symphony Hall. 

Tickets may be purchased through 
phonecharge by calling 864-6000 or by 
mail to the Student Sales Office of the 
San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall, 

"Its a real bargain," said Masha Zak- 
heim, on campus coordinator and Eng- 
lish instructor. "City College is allotted 
tickets according to the prior season's 
sales, so we are hoping to sell our entire 
quota this semester." 

Popular events such as Handel s "Mes- 
siah" will be fcaured during the Wednes- 
day series, and the Friday scries will 
include both contemporary and new 

The student discount sencs is made 
available through the San Francisco 
Symphony's Howard Skinner Student 
Forum. For more information about this 
unique ofTer, contact English instructor 
Masha 7akheini at 239-3146 between 12 
and I p.m. Monday. Wednesday or 

Art by Mark Farmer 

An b) Jeanne M Day 

Student works featured at 
City Art Gallery 

By Rachel Bender 

Art worth looking at on City College 
campus? YES! 

The City Arts Gallery is featuring the 
work of two former City College students, 
Mark Farmer and Jeanne M. Day. from 
October 23 to November 10. 

The exhibit will include "both traditional 
and conceptual approaches lo figurative 
drawings and paintings," says Rick Rodri- 
guez, of the Art department. 

According to Leilani Chun, who oversees 
the gallery, "the paintings will show different 
styles of the artists; a nice contrast to each 

The exhibit is being sponsored by Agathe 
Bcnnich. a City College faculty advisor. 
Each student show is "sponsored" by a 
faculty advisor, who helps to coordinate n 
for them. 

The paintings are not officially for sale, 
but "inquiries arc welcome." says Chun. The 
sales arc up to the students. 

The next exhibit will be in November and 
December featuring City College design and 
illustrations alumni. Other exhibits will be 
announced around that lime. 

In the past, there have been numerous 
exhbiis in the City Arts Gallery feaiunne 
professional and amateur art from both on 
and olT campus. 

If anyone is interested in exhibiting their 
art, contact the Gallery Advisory Commit- 
tee or Rick Rodriguez at 239-3449. 

The upcoming exhibit from October23W 
November 10 can be seen Monday through 
Friday, from 10-3 p.m. For more inform*- 
lion, call 239-3156. 

Entertainment Guide 

Opera previews 

Thurs.. 7-10 p.m. Dr. Murvin Tartak presents a 
fall series of opera lectures. Aida by Verdi on Oct. 
12; Madame Butterfly by Puccini on Oct. 19; 
Loliengrin by Wagner on Oct. 26. For more info, 
contact Music Chair Madeline Mueller, 239-3641. 

Student voice recital 

Fri„ Oct. 13, noon. Music Concerts Series. 
Arts 133. For more info, contact Music Chair 
Madeline Mueller, 239-3641. 

The Norma) Heart 

Oct. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Oct. IS at 2:30 p.m. 
Performing Art Series. Zeal blinds Ned Weeks to 
the humanity behind the ideal of his efforts to win 
support of an AIDS education group, a drama by 
Larry Kramer produced for AIDS Education 
Month, directed by John Wilk. The story offers a 
rare and open look into the lives of gay men and 
their early struggles as a minority. Little Theatre. 
$5 general; S4 students, seniors, faculty, and staff. 
239-334S or 239-3132 for series brochure and 
discount subscription order form. 

Theatre party for The Normal Heart 

Sal.. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. The Shanli Project. an!** 
based organization which provides support sen 
ces for people with AIDS and their loved o°es.» 
hosting a theatre parly for the Oct. 14 P^*" 
mancc of Larry KrameA The Normal Ha*- 
directed by John Wilk. The party include » 
discu\»on with the cast and director after 
show, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are S» 
available by charging over the phone from M> n 
Solorzano at the Shanli Project (777-CAREI 
calling Drama Dept. Chair Don Cite 
585-7150. __- 

October 12-25. 1989 

The Guardsman/ 5 


Peoples Express 

Sam Peoples' aerial 
attack sparks 37-14 
Ram victory. 

Photo by Steven Canepa 

By John Williamson 

Sure, onions are good. Eggs are terrific. 
Cheese and ham are both great. But a good 
omelet beats 'em all. 

After their first three games, the City 
College Rams knew they had some top- 
notch ingredients; and last Friday night in 
Davis, the Rams finally served up an extra- 
jumbo, chefs special, super omelet. 

For the first time this season, the Rams 
played up to the potential they had shown 
glimpses of in their first three games, rolling 
over the UC Davis junior varsity squad by a 
score of 37-14. An efficient, multi-weapon 
offense, as well as a bruising defense, con- 
tributed to the win. 

Offensive weapons 
Alhtough there were many offensive stars 

tt We couldnt afford 
not to win." 

George Rush 

for the Rams, a lot of credit has to go to 
freshman quarterback Sam Peoples, who 
seems to have overcome the handicap of 
having been bom with a rocket launcher 
instead of a right arm. Peoples completed 16 
out of 26 passes for 23S yards, including 
three touchdowns. 

This was Peoples' first game as a starter, 
and he certainly did all he could to prove 
that he deserved it. On their first possession. 
Peoples led the Rams 68 yards in seven 
plays, culminating with a seven-yard scoring 

toss to running back Leroy Perkins. The 
Rams never looked back. 

Although Rodney Clemente has been the 
"go to" guy out of the backfield in the first 
three games, Perkins established early on 
that this was his night to shine. The 5' 11", 
235 pound cannonball exploded for 131 
yards on IS carries, including a 10-yard 
touchdown run to go along with his scoring 

In the receiving department, lshmael 
Thomas was the big play man for the Rams. 
He caught five passes for 147 yards (29.5 
yards per catch). He was on the receiving 
end of 48 and 55 yard passes, as well as a 27- 
yard touchdown grab. 

Getting established 

Thomas was a high school teammate of 
the Rams' other quarterback, Mike Down- 
ing. After the game, Thomas talked a bit 
about learning to catch passes thrown by 
someone other than Downing, namely Peo- 
ples' rocket launcher throws. 

"Its like switching from Coke to Pepsi," 
he said. "Sam [Peoples] has a really strong 
arm. Hell just throw the ball and expect me 
to run under it." 

Peoples also spoke about getting used to 
his new teammaes. "We all played against 
each other last year in high school," he said. 
"So there were some rivalries between us at 

The team has moved beyond that now. 
"Now wcVe established ourselves as a team," 
Peoples added, "kind of like a family." 

The Big D 

The win was not a solo effort by the 
offense. The Rams' defense played hard hit- 
ling, aggressive football all night long, pick- 
ing off three UC Davis passes, including one 
by Charles Taylor who returned it 91 yards 

Man' Glcason competed in a triathlon which began with an escape from Alcatraz. 

City College tri-athlete 

competes in 

national event 

By Rachael Bender 

City College* Mary Gleason recently 
joined some of the top tri-alhletes in the U.S. 
for the Alcatraz-Dipsea Tri-athlon and lived 
to tell about it. 

As Gleason, a member of the college* 
swim learn, put it, "The event wasn't so 
much a contest, but an individual endurance 
race." And endurance is right! 

Over 200 people, among them 12 women, 
were thrown off boats near Alcatraz, and 
they swam one-and-a-half miles back to 
Aquatic Park. Then they ran about a mile to 
get rid of any possible hypothermia, got on 
their bikes and rode 15 miles to Mill Valley. 

After finishing what would seem like 
enough exercise for a week to the average 
person, the participants then started the 
Dipsea, which is the second hardest run in 
the U.S. They ran from Mill Valley to Slin- 
son Beach and back to the finish for a total 
of 15 miles. 

Rodney Clemente shreds the Aggies' defense at Davis, when- the Rams played UC Davis' junior varsity team. 

for a touchdown. The other interceptions 
were by Dante Smith and Kai Bynum. 

One indication of just how aggressively 
the defense played was the fact that they 
were flagged for two unnecessary roughness 
calls, as well as a late hit. Although giving up 

clear that the intimidation factor was in the 
Rams' favor. 

After the game, head coach George Rush 
was understandably happy about his team's 
performance. "We did have a lot of good 
things tonight," he said between bites of a 

15 yard penalties is never advisable, it was post-game sub sandwich. 

"We could have been in the 50s (in 
points], but we made a couple of bad deci- 
sions as far as who to throw the ball to and 
that sort of thing." 

When the worst thing a coach can say 
about a game is that his team didn't score 50 
points, you know it went pretty well. 

Next up on the City College gridiron 
schedule is a trip to San Jose City College for 
the Rams' first league game. This makes 
Friday* win that much more important. 

As Coach Rush said, "We could n\ afford 
not to win this one." 

John Williamson/Commentary 

The effects of an NBA suicide 

"We ran up stairs and over cliffs," said 
Gleason. "It was a really hard cross-country 


Although it was her first lime competing 
in the Alcatraz-Dipsea Tri-athlon, Gleason 
has competed in a lot of other open water 
races for Pacific Master Swim. She* been in 
only one other tri-athlon. 

Good coaching 

As the only City College student in the 
event, she said being on the swim team and 
being coached by Art Octavia helped her a 
lot. "If I hadn't had the confidence in my 
swimming ability, I wouldn^ have been able 
to do it," said Gleason. 

"Coach Octavia is really good." she 
added. "He built up my endurance and got 
me on the team." 

Gleason encourages more women to join 
the team— being a full-time student and 
having the ability to stay afloat is all i( takes. 

Obviously. Gleason* got more than just 
what it lakes. 

I remember thinking, "Wow, cant any- 
body stop this guy?" 

It was January 9, and Ricky Berry was 
conducting a clinic on open court basketball 
at the expense of the Golden State Warriors. 
The game was a blow oul. Berry and his 
teammates, the Sacramento Kings, turned ii 
into a rout by the end of the first quarter. 

I suppose I could have changed the chan- 
nel, or read a book, maybe gone out for an 
ice cream. But he had me; the skinny rookie 
out of San Jose State had me riveted. The 
final score has since faded from my memory, 
but I still remember that Berry scored 34 
devastating points, hitting an astounding 
seven three-pointers. 

Ten or 20 years from now, someone will 
mention the name Ricky Berry. By all 
rights, that thrilling evening of January 9. 
1989 should be the first thought to cross my 
mind. Unfortunately that will not be the 


The most protrusive memory lhal I, 
along with many other people, will ever have 
about Ricky Berry is that shortly after mid- 
night on August 14, 1989. he held a 9mm 
pistol to his temple and put a bullet in his 

Many people much more qualified than I 
will try, and probably fail to figure oul why 
Berry would take his own life. He was 24 
years old, and had a three-year, SI million 
contract to play in the NBA. 

Most observers felt he had true superstar 
potential. He was always happy; his college 
teammates called him "Romper Room" 
because he was tike a big kid. He was 
actively involved in the community, con- 
ducting basketball camps for under privi- 
leged children. He had a beautiful wife and 
a brand new house. HLs life was. .. good. 

Yet, Ricky had a problem that seemed to 

him, insurmountable. It could have been the 

argument he had with his shortly before the 

• shooting. Whatever it was, it is no longer his 


Time is unfamiliar with the concept of 
respect. While ambulances, police and 
friends were gathered around Ricky* house 
that morning, trying to understand, a white, 
red and blue Jeep pulled up right in the 
middle of all of them. The mail still had to be 

Likewise, all of those whose lives inter- 
sected with Ricky* cannot stop; they must 
keep going. Only now they all bear an addi- 
tional burden. 


For the Sacramento Kings, that burden is 
easily defined, but not so easily accomp- 
lished. As training camp gets underway they 
must fill the talent void left by the sudden 
loss of a very gifted 6' 8" swingman. 

The Kings players themselves will have to 
put the tragic loss of a popular friend and 
teammate oul of their minds. Point guard 
Kenny Smith had spoken to Berry a couple 
of days before the incident. They were plan- 
ning on taking a Caribbean cruise together 
toward the end of August. Smith said that 
there was no indication that Berry was 

For others the burden will be even more 

Ricky* coach at San Jose Stale also hap- 
pened lo be his father, Bill Berry. In an 
interview last October, the elder Berry said 
lhat after four years of being Ricky* coach, 
he looked forward lo just being his dad 
again. "Maybe we can learn to hug 
again," he said. Bill Berry got to be dad for 
a little less than a year. 

Big brother 

Then there* the kids that Berry worked 
with this summer. Ricky wasn't some stuck 

up star who made cameo appearances al 
basketball camps; he got involved person- 
ally. He got to know ihe kids and ihey got to 
know him. He was their big brother and an 
example of how great things can happen to 
those who work hard, never quit and keep 
their priorities straight. 

If big brother Ricky, who in the eyes of 
these kids had it all, could not come up with 
a reason to stay alive, then what hope can 
there be left for a poor kid from south 

Another sports figure took his own life 
this summer. Donnie Moore, a former 

major league relief pitcher, shoi his ex-wife 
before turning the gun on himself. Although 
no less tragic, in hindsight, this incident was 
somewhat understandable. Moore had 
wrestled with mountains of problems, both 
personal and professional. 

It has been nearly two months since 
Ricky Berry took his life, and there is still no 
understanding it. The only thing that is clear 
is that he was a very gifted basketball player 
as well as a great young man. His death is a 
great loss not only to the game of basketball, 
but to our society as well. 

Sports Calendar 


Saturday, Oct. 14, San Jose at San Jose, 7 p.m. 
Saturday. Oct. 21, Laney. at CCSF. I p.m. 


Friday. Oct. 13, College of Marin, al Marin, 3:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 27, Napa College, at Napa. 3:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 24, Consumnes River College, at CRC, 3:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 27, West Valley College, at CCSF. 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Volleyball 

Friday, Oct. 13, Chabopt. at CCSF, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday. Oct. 18. San Jose, at San Jose. 7 p.m. 

Friday. Oct. 20, West Valley College, at CCSF. 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct 25, Laney. at CCSF, 7 p.m. 

Cross Country 

Friday. Oct. 20. Chabot & West Valley 
al Golden Gale Park. Women 2:30, Men 3.15 

6 /The Guardsman 


Plaza in San Francisco. The march concludes 
with a "Lighting the Torch of Conscience" 
vigil on Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m.. al San Qucnlin 

Community college* enrollment rises 

Enrollment in the California Community 
Colleges grew by 53,000 students, or four 
percent, in the last year, according to a preli- 
minary estimate by Chancellor David Merles. 
An estimated 1,388,000 students are enrolled 
in the states 107 community colleges this fall; 
this is more than 10 percent of all the college 
students in the US. 

More than 1,714,000 students will attend 
the community college system by the year 
2005, according to a conservative projection 
by the state Department of Finance. Mertes 
conservatively estimates the slate will have to 
expand many existing campuses and build 16 
new ones in the next 16 years. 

-Wing Uu 

Citizens march against racism 



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parts of Europe and Asia, Africans are on 
restrictive visas. 

"But the issue is— AIDS is among us and 
people are dying," says Moore, who is on the 
board of directors of San Franciscos Black 
Coalition on AIDS. 

Slow response 
, "The clock is ticking and action must be 
taken," says Bartholomew Casimir, a gay 
activist with ARC. And with the call for 
action is the cry about lack of funding for 
AIDS education and prevention. 

As in the case of YES (Youth Environ- 
ment Study) of MidCity Consortium to 
Combat AIDS, positions for community 
outreach workers have not increased despite 
the need to expand into other parts of the 
City where there have been significant 
increases in HIV/ AIDS cases. 

Ironically, it was not until 1986 that the 
City sent two community outreach workers 
to the Bayview/ Hunters Point area. 

Still, funding is only one of many issues. 
Cultural sensitivity ranks high as one of the 
ways blacks have been slighted by existing 
AIDS programs. Several months ago, the 
Shanti Project was investigated on charges 
of racial discrimination. 

"Every black patient I sent to Shanti 
would leave," says Saxon. "However, things 
appear to be changing under the new direc- 
tor, Eric Roffes, who is more accessible." 

But the slow response to the AIDS crisis 
in the black community is perpetuated also 
in part by black politicians who fail to 
recognize AIDS as a form of genocide 
against the community, says Sala Udin, 
executive director of the Multicultural 
Training Resource Center. 

Locally, with the noticeable exception of 
Assemblyman Willie Brown and Congress- 
man Ron Dellums in the East Bay, black 
politicians are not sounding the alarm about 
the vulnerability of the black community to 
the AIDS epidemic. 

A crisis of genocide 

In Udins view, AIDS is a central part of 
an overall health crisis of blacks— a part of 
an overall crisis of genocide. "Whether it is 
covert or overt, AIDS has become genocide 
to African Americans, which is spurred on 
by the availability of drugs in their commun- 
ities," Udin charges. 

Until black leaders vehemently proclaim 
its threat to the community— the media 
won't do it — people will continue to be 
deluded, he says. 

"However, the bottom line is minimizing 
or eliminating risky behavior through edu- 
cation. Education remains the ultimate wea- 
pon against AIDS, for whatever racial or 
sexual group involved," says Casimir. 

A.S. Notes 


By Deirdre Philpott 

The Foundation of City College will 
honor Governing Board member Robert P. 
Vami at a reception on October 12 from 6 to 
8 p.m. at Castagnolas Restaurant on Fisher- 
mans Wharf. The Associated Student 
Council will sponsor two representatives, 
Lorette Hamilton and Hannah Munk, to 
attend the event at $25 per person. 

Vester Flanagan, dean of Student Activi- 
ties, informed the council that the revenues 
from this reception will be returned to help 
in the funding of future campus projects. 

Munk attended the Governing Board 
meeting on September 28 as a representa- 
tive from the council. She added the coun- 
cil's endorsement to those asking for an 
Asian American Studies Program as an 
addition to the Ethnic Studies curriculum at 
City College. 

During the council meeting on October 4, 
City College President Willis Kirk gave his 
thanks to the council for its support of the 
improved lighting project here on campus. 

Kirk made it clear that he was concerned 
about student safety on campus at night. He 
hopes that the projects first priority will be 
emergency lighting for the Science Building. 
This would deter blackouts like the one the 
campus experienced on the first night of 
school this semester. 

According to A.S.C. President Jacynthia 
Willis, the first priorities will include the 
emergency lighting in the Science Building 
and the Cloud Circle area. 

Rosie Perez, of the Latina Service Center, 
asked the council if they would approve 
additional partitions for their counseling 
area in the lower level of the Student Union 
due to problems with privacy and security. 

The council unanimously approved this 
proposal. The additional partitions will be 
the same as those used in the past for regis- 
tration in the lower level of the Student 

The council recognized the French Club 
and the Association of Engineering Stu- 
dents (AES) as ongoing clubs here on 

The council approved the first $250 allo- 
cations for La Raza Unida and STARS 
(Students Taking Astronomy Related 

San Leandro residents march against racism after cross burning incident. 

By Luna Salaver-Garda 

A hot, Indian summer Sunday usually 
means football, barbecues, or a picnic at the 
beach. But for 75 concerned citizens, 
October I was spent marching against the 
racist activities which have been occurring 
in San Leandro. 

The demonstration was organized by 
Diane Toffaletti, a San Leandro resident, as 
a response to the cross burning the weekend 
before in front of a black family s home. 

"I was outraged by the various racist 
incidents in this city," she said. The cross 
burning was the most blatant." 

Toffalettis rage inspired her to form the 
San Leandro Alliance for Unity. The ad hoc 
committee organized the march to show 
that racist attacks wont be tolerated by 
members of the community. Fliers were sent 
to local churches, newspapers, and political 
organizations to publicize this action. 

Daryl Berman, of Castro Valley, read 
about the march in the Daily Review, a local 
newspaper. He attended the march pushing 
his two-year-old son along in a stroller. 

"I'm here to show my outrage at the cross- 
burning," said Berman. "Its important peo- 
ple make a statement about this." 

The demonstrators were primarily Cauc- 
asians of all ages, from senior citizens 
dressed in their Sunday best to children who 
held signs that read "Youth Against 
Yahoos." Heavily guarded by uniformed and 
plainclothes police officers, the marchers 
walked a short route through the residential 
area of San Leandro. 

Alameda County Supervisor Mary King 
felt that the demonstration was "a good 

"Its important that this was coordinated 
by community members, not by an organi- 
zation," she said. "This is a statement that 
racism won't be tolerated in our cities. This 
is an issue that citizens have to look at and 
deal with." 

King said that the mayor of San Leandro, 
Dave Karp, is starting a task force to inves- 
tigate the racist incidents occurring in his 


A facade of tranquility 

Ralph and Deloise Quarles, victims of the 
hate crime, had moved to San Leandro last 
year seeking refuge from the drug and gang 
violence of East Oakland. Instead, the Qua- 
rles discovered Mississippi Burning in 

The pristine homes and manicured lawns 
provide a facade of tranquility. Reality 
shows that San Leandro, a suburb south of 

BUNGALOWS continued 

class was housed in before. His only concern 
is being moved again. 

One instructor was reported to have held 
his class out in the bleachers on the day the 
building shut down. 

40 years of "temporary use" 

The condemned bungalow was built in 
1949 and was used as a bookstore where 
Batmale Hall now stands, according to Col- 
lins. When Batmale Hall was built in the late 
1970s, the bungalow was moved to its pres- 
ent location on the bottom of the hill from 
the ethnic club bungalows, next to the track 

It was to be for temporary use. Bunga- 
lows/units 61 and 62 have been used 
recently, though, lor classrooms. Bungalows 
51 and 52 were used for storage. 

Collins said the structure was a "balloon 
construction" supported by pre-enginccred, 
one-piece rib supports, with plywood on the 
roof nailed to the ribs and to beams on the 
awning. Lap (tongue in groove) board is the 
shingle-like material nailed on the side. 
Severe damage 

Dry rot, caused by water and old age, was 
beginning to damage the building severely. 
The damage to the ribs and plywood is 
seemingly unsafe because of their 

Collins said that, when he and Keenan 
went on the roof to check it, they found that 
the whole roof flexed and was "really rick- 
ety." He observed that some of the main 
beams — the basic supports — on the inside 
were rotted. "You could sec through them," 
he said. 

From the outside, one can see two beams 
just apart from each other showing bad 
deterioration. One seems to be beginning to 
fall apart, showing big cracks, while the 
other beam has a hole about two by two 

Plans for other bungalows 

Collins said that the condemned bun- 
galow will eventually be torn down. 

Asked whether there should be any con- 
cern regarding the safety of other bungalows 
on campus, Collins replied: "Not that I'm 
aware."The other bungalows are just fine to 
his knowledge. 

The bungalows with red roofs are newer 
and were built in the 1960s. Collins said that 
when the new library is built, probably 
where the ethnic club bungalows sit now on 
Cloud Circle, the old library will be con- 
verted to classrooms to take the place of the 
present bungalows. 

Oakland, is a town that has a documented 
history of racism. 

In a September 26 article published in the 
San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Lonn 
Johnston wrote: "In 1971, San Leandro was 
called a bastion of racism by the now 
defunct National Committee Against 
Racism in Housing. A 1974 television docu- 
mentary depicted the city as a white racist 
enclave. In the early 1980s crosses were 
erected on the lawns of two black families 
and two crosses were burned al the home of 
a Filipino family." 

Since 1980, the number of ethnic minori- 
ties has risen from 22 percent to 53 percent, 
according to John Kline of the City of San 
Leandro Redevelopment Office. 

Thordie Ashley, member of the NAACP 
Racial Intolerance Task Force, who partici- 
pated in the march, cited other examples of 
racism. She said a racist group held an event 
in San Leandro on Hitlers birthday and 
four months ago, students at a San Leandro 
junior high school were caught bringing Ku 
Klux Klan dolls to campus. Ashley said 
thai, within the past five years, neo-Nazis 
and hate groups have stepped up their 
recruitment in California. 

Theres an insidious increase of this type 
of activity. When theres social and eco- 
nomic turmoil, theres an increase of scape- 
goating toward minorities," said Ashley. 

People need someone to blame for their 
troubles so they use us, she said. 

"Avoid the temptation" 

On September 27, police arrested Dean 
Gordon Foster in connection with the recent 
crime. Three other suspects are still being 
sought. Because Foster has a history of 
racist crimes, the judge denied his attorneys 
request to release Foster on his own recog- 
nizance. Instead, the judge decided to hold 
Foster on $10,000 bail. 

The march ended as quickly as it began, 
without chanting or speeches, just Toffaletti 
offering marchers soft drinks to thank them 
for coming. Many thanked her for organiz- 
ing the demonstration. 

When asked how San Leandro residents 
can continue to fight racism in their com- 
munity, Toffaletti said: "I think they need to 
avoid the temptation to judge people b> 
their race. We all need to do that." 

The March ended as quietly ash began, 
without chanting or speeches, just Toffaletti 
offering marchers soft drinks to thank them 
for coming. Many thanked her for organiz- 
ing the demonstration. 


Scholarship information and applications are 
available al the Scholarship Office, Batmale 366. 
Office hours are l(M. 239-3339. 

The U.S. Information Agency and the Institute 
of International Education will award a new 
scholarship for the Samantha Smith Memorial 
Exchange Program, to allow students to spend a 
semester ul a Hungarian or a Polish university. 
Requirements are: under 21 years of age, at least 
a year of undergraduate education, and a 3.2 
cumulative GPA. Oct. 3! is the deadline. For 
applications and info, contact Walter Jackson, 
U.S. Student Program Division of HE, 809 Uni- 
ted Nations Plaza, New York. NY 10017, (212) 
Botanists meeting 

Sat., Oct. 14. The Northern California Bota- 
nists meet at City College, the first time on a 
community college campus. Dr. Chcric Wetxel of 
Ihe Biological Sciences department arranged the 
AIDS Awareness Month 

October is AIDS Awareness Month, and Oct. 
16-20 is AIDS Awareness Week at City College. 

The City College AIDS Program Model will 
be presented at the National AIDS Conference 
Oct. 10-14 in San Francisco. The program, Xhal- 
lengjng AIDS: The Second Decade— National 
AIDS," is expected to be attended by over 5,000 

Food collection for People with AIDS 

Food stuffs such as peanut butter, pasta, 
canned peas or corn, brown rice, and other 
healthy food items as well as shampoo, toilet 
paper, and vitamin C are in great demand. Please 
bring these, and other donation for the S. F Al DS 
Foundation Food Bank, to collection boxes at the 
Student Health Center, Bungalow 201, and the 
Instructional Computing Lab, Batmale 301. 

Women's Clinic 

On Oct. I, the Student Health Center opened a 
Women* Clinic available Wednesdays, 11:30-3 
p.m. by appointment. A female nurse practi- 
tioner from the University of California will do 
pelvic exams, pap smears, sexually transmitted 
disease screening, prescribe birth control (like 
pilLs and diaphragms), and treat vaginitis. Drop 
in Bungalow 201 Mon.-Fri., 8-4, to make an 
appointment- For more info, call 239-3110. 

Xmas Jobs and Careers Search Workshops 

The Career Development and Placement Cen- 
ter (CDPQ holds a workshop on Thur., Oct. 12 
from II -i rri to noon in Student Union, lower 
level, and an evening workshop on Wed., Oct. 25 
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Science 191. Employers 
from the City s retail stores will discuss job oppor- 
tunities, and City College faculty and counselors 
will provide information on academic programs 
for the retail business careers. The workshops are 
limited to City College students. A resource list of 
available Christmas jobs and on-campus inter- 
views will be provided. R.S.V.P. and sign up at the 
CDPC. Science 127, 239-3117. 

Crime Watch 

by Deirdre Philpott 

There have been 16 reported petty thefts 
on campus in the past few weeks, totaling to 
$1,929 worth of stolen goods. A large major- 
ity of goods have been stolen from students 
who leave their property unattended. 

Vandalism with racist tones has attacked 
Batmale Hall on its second, third, fourth, 
and fifth floor restrooms. Please be on the 
lookout for any suspicious persons, and 
report any vandalism to the Community 
College Police. 

A hit and run occurred on September 25 
at 10 a.m. A vehicle entering the wrong 
direction onto the Cloud Circle hit a faculty 
or staff members car. The vehicle then pro- 
ceeded to the intersection of Ocean Avenue 
and Mission Street where the driver pro- 
ceeded to steal a VCR from a local appliance 

Concerts draw thousands 

to combat world hunger 


By Luna Salaver-Garcia 

The Jefferson Airplane concert on Sep- 
tember 30 did more than bump City Col- 
leges Louis A. Vasquez Memorial 
Invitational Cross-Country Meet from the 
Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park to Crystal 
Springs in Belmont. 

The free concert to aid the San Francisco 
Food Bank ran into conflict with another, 
earlier planned, benefit — the World Fest fair 
held for Oxfam, a world-famine relief 

Halch Wunder, director of the West Coast 
Oxfam offices, said they were puzzled why 
the Airplane would plan a benefit on the 
same day. "We knew the Airplane concert 
would affect World Fest attendance to some 

The second annual, two-day event featur- 
ing multicultural performances, ethnic cui- 
sine, and folk crafts was held September 30 
and October I in Sharon Meadows in 
Golden Gate Park. 

About 4,000 attended Saturday, the same 

day of the Airplane concert. Wunder esti- 
mated that 2,000 more attended the fair on 

According to Cynthia Bowman, publicist 
for the Jefferson Airplane, it was their view- 
point that there wasnX any conflict, espe- 
cially since concert organizers did not know 
of the fair until five days before the event. 

Bowman said they showed support for the 
World Fest fair by announcing the fair four 
times from the concert stage and by allowing 
the World Fest committee iq pass out fliers 
to the Airplane audience. 

Celebrating many cultures 

Still, Saturday was an excellent day for an 
outdoor fair. WorldFest organizers couldn't 
have asked for better weather or a mellower 

"Weorganize WorldFest to celebrate the 
fact that theres so many cultures in the 
world," said John Hammock, executive 
director of Oxfam America. 

Artist Lillian Duncan came all the way 
from Pasadena: "I heard about this through 
the crafts fair guide. I thought participating 
in todays event would be a worthwhile 

Zulu Spear, an African musical group, 
was just one of the dynamic performers who 
entertained the crowd. They closed Satur- 
days event with an inspiring performance, 
rousing the appreciative audience to their 

Taxi driver David Fine chose the fair over 
the rock concert because "I thought this 
would be more interesting, more diverse, 
less crowded, less of a scene. Plus I have four 
kids with me, and its turned out to be a 
great event." 

Poet Luis Syquia was more succinct: 
""Cause I aint no hippie!" 

"I'm here for the cultural diversity," said 
Oakland resident Slick Rasouli. "Too often 
the brothers and sisters don't have enough 
play, so I have to support these endeavors 
because its a celebration of culture. Its a 
celebration of life." 

Oxfam America is already planning for 
next years benefit, tentatively scheduled for 
the last weekend in September. Like ttw 
Mission District Carnaval parade or the 
Nihonmachi Street Fair, WorldFest is bound 
to be another San Francisco tradition. 

For more information about Oxfam 
America, contact (415) 863-3981, or write to 
1748 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102. 

UCSF* 125lh Birthday Party 
Sat., Oct. 14. 10-4. The University of California tainment, sports stars and fitness demonstrations J 
at San Francisco invites the entire Bay Area to its food by famous chefs, and Citv street mimes, 
1 2Sth-year Birthday Party, which kicks off a year- magicians, and jugglers. UCSF campus. Third 
long celebration. It will showcase b "Magical and Parnassus Avenues. Free. Limited free park- 
Mediane Show," three stages of musical enter- mg al UCSF Laurel Heights, 3333 California St. 

English eligibilit) essay exam 

Nov. 14-16. The English eligibility essay exam 
will be given at the following limes: Tuesday, 1-3 
p.m. at Visual Arts 114; Wednesday, 9-11 am. al 
Bungalow 221, 1-3 p.m. at Visual ARts 115, 7:30- 
9:30 p.m. at Arts 302; and Thursday, 8-10 a_m. at 
Visual Arts 115 and 1-3 p.m. al Science 136. 

Tutoring available; tutors wanted 

The Study Center continues evening tutoring 
this semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 
p.m. Day tutoring is 8-4, Mon.-Fri. 

Tutors are wanted in all subjects. Qualifica- 
tions arc: 2,5 or better overall GPA; an A or B in 
course to be tutored; instructors recommenda- 
tion, and an application and interview. Pay is 
$5.02 an hour. 

The Study Center is in Cloud 332, along with 
other Learning Assistance Programs. Services 
are free. 239-3160. 

Friends book sale 

There are 20,000 books on sale in the Friends 
of the Library store in Conlan 2 (basement). 
Hardbacks are $2, and SI for paperbacks, maga- 
zines, and records. Hours are 10-4 on Mon., 10 lo 
noon and 2-3 on Wed., 10 to noon on Thursday, 
and 10-11 a.m. on Fri. 


The Associated Student Council meets al 12-1 
p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Student 
Union Conference Room. 239-3108. 

The Governing Board of the S.F. Community 
College District usually meets on the last Thurs- 
day of the month in the District Auditorium at 33 
Gough St., beginning at 7:05 p.m. for executive 
session (closed to public) and at 7:30 p. m. for open 
(to public) meeting. It will meet on Oct. 26, Nov. 
30 (changed from Nov. 16) and Dec. 21, with times 
and dates subject lochange. 239-3013 or 

The College Council meets on Oct. 19, Nov. 16. 
and Dec. 7. 

The Administrative Council meets on Oct. 12. 
Nov. 9, and Nov. 30. 

AIDS and Subdance Abuse 

Wed.. Oct. 18, 12-1 p.m. Cancer/; i 
its. Sala Udin. executive director of |£"j 
cultural Resource Training Centr.gjveuj, 
on "AIDS and Substance Abuse" and Hi 
on people of color. Conlan 101. Free. ; 

Women and AIDS 

Thurs.. Oct. 19. 12:30-2 p,m. Concm/i 
Series. Rosamaria Zayas, an AIDS 
Co-Coordinator at the Womens In 
Mental Health, speaks about risk facta] 
behavioral changes. Co-sponsored by (hjt 
Science department. Arts 302. Free. J 

The Future of San Francisco: a 

Thurs., Oct. 19, 9-5. San Francisco StajiJ 
versity holds a day-long symposium, wA 
detnic experts, and business, poliijcw 
community leaders. SFSU Studenl Uraos « 
HoUoway Ave. Free. For more info, c 
posium organizer Frederic Stout at 3 

Third Annual Minority Business Confab 

Sat.. Oct. 21. 8-5. The S.F./ Bay Ateic 
Ihe National Black MBA Association t 
hands-on workshop for minority busuie»o 
entitled "An African American Agendt I 
niques for Business Success." Co-sponkM. 
Golden Gate University and the East B* 
Business Development Center. 5th floor, J 
School. Golden Gate University, 536 
Street. $25/535 early registration 
general registraton) for studenu/b 
owners-professionals. For registration, otj 
info. 893-2843. 

Minority, need-based scholarships tai 
ble to Blacks, Hispanics, and Americanly 
who transfer to a four-year school to stodra 
netting or business sdministration Spoaa 
by General Electric and administered by ut(i 
lege Board, the scholarships require a ■ 
and deadline is Nor. 15. For more info, c 
Scholarship Office. 

Black College 

"As an adult learning, [I believe] that its 
difficult to relcam what one has already lost. 
Also, the teaching styles reflect on how the 
students will learn and excel," she said. "This 
happens to be part of the reasoning for our 
attempt to bring an African American her- 
itage to this approach." 

It was necessary to have a mentor section 
to this program to try what the black col- 
leges do, explained Armistead. There was a 
total black team approach — yet, Armis- 
tcad's assistants didn't work in a vacuum 
either. Suggestions for the program were 
bounced back and forth, such as that stu- 
dents will be matched with professors on job 

related programs, or workshop/ tutorials 
with guest speakers, depending on what is 

Library skills 

Students in the program will also learn 
how to use the library according to the 
Library of Congress system. 

"Statistically, students who are comforta- 
ble in a library tend to matriculate at a 
higher level. That s one of the reasons that, 
in order for a school to be accredited, they 
have to have a proper library," said Jones. 
"But a proper library with all its attributes is 
not going to help if the students don't know 
how to use it." 

It is believed that, often, students who go 
to the library uni ask the right questions 
because they don't have enough knoiwledge 
about how to proceed in doing research or 
are just trying to answer questions that need 

"I have found that students who are 
uncomfortable in the library, for whatever 
persuasion, will not come. They would 
rather go to the public library because they 
are familiar with the Dewey Decimal Sys- 
tem, but they don't have the same resources 
that a college library has. 

A need to make an effort 

AAAP will also provide admission and 
scholarship assistance as a means of encou- 
raging more black students to transfer to 
four-year colleges. "We have a scholarship 
for black students that will do a complete 
profile for each student to get money from 
two sources for any university. Although for 
the entire last year, not one black student 
has made an effort to apply for a general 
scholarship," said Armistead. 

Emmet Richardson, president of the 
Black Studenl Union, was apparently 
stunned when he heard this information. 

"I was not aware, nor do I know of any 
black students who are aware about most, Lf 
any, scholarships for black students. I also 
believe that there are a lot of black students 
who probably dont know that they hae to 
submit a petition to the dean of students to 
receive a degree from this institution," said 


"Once the studens learn how to t. 
library, they can go to any college or i 
sity library and use it successfully, wh_ 
is UC Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, orS 
State, because they all use the Libr 
Congress system," explained Jones. 

"I feel that there is a need for 
instructors to inform the students 
their educational rights, adn there shouUi 
a way that the black students know who| 
black instructors are," he said. 

Richardson said that he invited tbe I 
instructors to an open house at the L 
bungalow to meet with students, but I 
few instructors even bothered to show! 

Refining a model 

Armistead's team is in the prooaij 
refining its model for imple 
These people are the only ones (o 
programs especially for black stu 
AAAP is one of four programs, out of I 
presented, to be passed by the state < 
lor s office. 

Program implementation for other ( 
fomia community colleges is not sch 
until August 1990. 

Armistead wishes to teach others horn 
do it for replication (for various Asian | 
ulations and the like). She believes thattl 
is a 90 percent chance for its success. I 
its dissemination is to reach all 
Black Student Union (BSU), and 
programs in the state. 

She also believes that students wilhl 
advisor as well as non-black teachers \ 
are willing to put in time and effort < 
pull it off. "leaching and counseling arefi 
talents. Yet, all talents must be pr. 
said Armistead. 

An excellent idea 
"I believe that this is an excellent "ideatl 
is very much needed in terms of rete 
and matriculation of black students,"! 
counselor Lulann McGriff. She is | 
of the San Francisco chapter and 
regional chair of the NAACP. 

McGriff recently lashed out at Sup 
tendent Ramon Conines and the San I 
Cisco Unified School District after 
announcement of low achievement j 
for black high school students. This r 
even harder for these students to reach,! 
succeed in, college. Conines 
plans for improvements a couple of t 

About City College, "I feel that 
thing (for the black students] should b 
been done early on. Obviously, enough b»J 
being done here at this institution, and i 
new project of this kind is welcome " 


COLLINS continued. 

Collins hopes the District would be able 
to move out of the "crisis respond mode 
where we are now in order to renew, plan, 
and deliver a progrma lo do it before it fails." 
He cited the Science Building, which is over 
50 years old, as a prime example. "The infra- 
structure of the Science Building, which is 
the oldest building on campus, will have to 
be replaced. Pipes just eat away and leak." 
In addition, Ihe building has the oldest sewer 
line on campus. 

In response to criticisms about the lack of 
cleanliness on the campus, he said: "We can 
only manage with what they give us." Col- 
lins had only positive comments about the 
custodial staff. "They gave good support 
and team spirit while going through the 
rough limes without a lot of complaints." 

In a letter lo all administrators. Hsu 
praised Collins for his dedication and 
named Associate Director John Finn to 
head the Buildings and Grounds Depart- 
ment. Finn is already a member of the 

Although Collins has already started his 
new job. he will still be continuing with four 
projects thai he had started or was involved 
with: overseeing replacement of the District 
telephone system, conducting a safety sur- 
vey, selecting the architect for the new 

library, and finishing work on the custi 
runs evaluation. 
"I am not abandoning them," said 

tins. Still, as far as his custodial workefi 
concerned, the situation is "pretty bad. 
doubt that it will change soon," said Jobs 

And according to Chancellor Hsu, 
was not ready to give a report yeL "I am 
coming up with a recommendation. I 
make a recommendation to the Bo» 
before the next Board meeting," said H» 
' Hercules civic leader 

Collins, 44, who is married with tj* 
children, was appointed associate direct 
of Facilities and Planning in Sepicf 1 * 
1980. Al the time, he was granted a lea* 
absence from his position at John 
Center as assistant director in St' 

He received a doctor of Educao* 
majoring in Community College A(la "T 
tration from the University of So"™? 
California and a Master of Arts DegJ» 
majoring in Industrial Art, from San n» 
cisco Slate University. fitt> 

He served as mayor of Hercules, CaW£ 
nia from 1986 to 1988, a position in*"? 
City College Dean Bennett Tom pre* 1 
serves. As a resident of Hercules, be 
served on the City Council for n« 

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A. S. Council approves emergency, 
lighting in response to earthquake 

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Leadership trip leads to 
resignation of A.S. member 



Delay in publication 

The October 17 earthquake resulted in the 
down: at tlic Community College District^ 
i li'iicN. including City College, until 
October 23, whicb,delayed publication «l Ih'u 
issue of The Guardsman by a week We regrel 
jn\ in, unveniencr this may have can 

F.mployecs gel pay for earthquake layoff 

"In response to the many inquiries." Com- 
munity College District Chancclloi Hilary 
Hsu issued an October 25 memo thai all 
regularly assigned faculty and staff "who had 
assignments during the designated lime 
period will be paid us tf they had performed 
service." This includes all certificated staff 
ifull-iiiiic. part-time pro-rate, administrators, 
eld. all classified staff, and all student 
workers (classification 3591 ) for Ihc evening of 
October 17, the days and evenings of October 
18-20. and the day of October 21. 

One inquiry came from Local 2121 of the 
American Federation of Teachers, which 
represents faculty who are certificated. The 
Executive Board of Local 2121 al its emer- 
gency meeting on October 20 passed a resolu- 
tiOD staling: "Be il Resolved thai U is Local 
2121 s posilin that no faculty member shall be 
penalized because of the earthquake and that 
all faculty members shall receive compenslion 
as l hough ihey had performed their duties had 
noi events beyond Ihcir control occurred." 

The District was hesitating." "'he AFT 
exprsscd concern,""** passed the resolution." 
but "we commend lhem[the Distncl) for their 
action." said AFT Local 2121 spokesperson 
Chris Haiuo 

Campus relief drives 

The Associated Student Council holds an 
earthquake relief drive for the displaced citi- 
zens of WalsonviUc. Santa Cruz, and Oakland 
near ihc Cypress Street exit on October 30- 
Novemher 17. Send money payable tr the 
CCSF Associated Student* Earthquake 
Rclicl Fund c/o ASC faculty advisor Vester 
Flanagan, dean of Student Activities. Box 
81)205 or Room 205 in the Student Union 

The Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honor 
Society sponsors a Thanksgiving canned food 
drive for the homeless on November 6-17. 
Bring canned food to donuiion boxes at the 
library, bookstore. Scicnde Building, cafete- 
ria I'hotography Lab in Visual Arts 160, and 
\(.s l acuity advisor Valerie Mcehan's office 
in Science 225. 

Photography departments 50lh birthday 

The Photography department celebrates 
50 yean With U\c days of activities and j 
tuned exhibition; contest. Siudemi by Stu- 
dents, on November 1-5 (Sec -Bulletin 
Board" on back page for details | 

( emus I 

According to an October 25 report, enrol- 
lment stood at 29,691 as of ihc Census I date 
ol September II, an increase ol 6.9 percenl 
over 27,767 in Fall 1988. Dean Mira Sinco 
and her AdmiMinru and Record office pre- 
pared Ibe document which shows that there 
were I7,}06dayand 12.385 nighl sludenls(58 
versus 42 percent); more female (16,427 or 55 
percenl) lhan mole (13.264 or 45 percent) 
students, and 9.407 new. 5.204 readmitted. 
and 1 5.080 continuing students (or 32, 17 and 
51 percenl). 

["here were 10.341 whites. 17,020 non- 
white, and 2330 students of unknown herit- 
age (35.57, and eight percent). The ethnic 
breakdown in numbers (and percentages) 
were a> foilOWC 2.598 Afro-American (nine 
percent); 213 American Indian (one); 6.070 
Chinese (20); W02 Filip.no (eight), 3,394 
Hispanic/ Latin American (II), 320 Japanese 
(one); 1,029 Koreans (three); and 1.094 otbei 
Asians (four percent). 

See NEW DIGEST, back page 

Z By Wing Liu 

In a decisive response to ihc October 17 
earthquake, the Associated Student Council 
sped up part of its lighting plan by two 
weeks with the approval of $7,500 for emer- 
gency lighting in the Science Building. 

Returning on the first day of school after 
the quake, they voted II in favor and one 
abstention (Martha Cobbins) at the October 
23 meeting to allocate the funds. 

According lo ASC President Jacynthia 
Willis, the Science Building received consid- 
eration because City College President Wil- 
lis Kirk said it was the only building on 
campus without emergency lighting. After 
the earthquake, Willis said she talked to 
students and ihey said they were fright- 
ened—even with the light oulsidc, it was still 
very dark in the building. 

Also, there have been several blackouts, 
and "You cant even see your hand in front of 
your face in the Science Building," said 
Willis. In light of the aftershocks and think- 
ing of the safely of the students, the council 
moved the emergency lighting from the bot- 
tom to top priority of five lighting projects 
and allocated money for it two weeks ahead 
of schedule, according to Willis. 

The money will pay for installing wiring, 
lighted "EXIT" signs, and power-pack/ 
spotlamps which will light up all stairways 
and hallways for the four floors of the 
Science Building, according lo James Kee- 
nan, superintendent of Buildings and 

The bids had already been received, and 
the contractor had been selected. Once the 
money is transferred, the project will receive 
"firsi priority" and be started "ASAP (as 
soon as possible)," said Keenan. Willis said 
the vouchers for ihc money have already 
been signed. 

Other lighting 

The councils Lighting Committee 
planned to tour the campus with Keenan on 
November I in Ihe evening looking for loca- 
tions to improve lighting, according to its 
chair. Ravi Vora. (Also, they will check out 
the Astronomy departments concern that 
lighting will interfere with the view of its 
telescope by causing blurring.) It expects to 
receive bids for the other four projects in a 
week and approve them the week of 
November 6, following its schedule. 

Actually, the councils faculty advisor, 
Dean of Student Activities Vester Flanagan, 
had wanted to see all the lighting projecls 
approved at once on October 23, since the 
council was already approving almost 
$2,000 for six students lo go to a student 
leadership conference in Los Angeles (see 
"Resignaiion" article). 

Photo bv Edmund Lev 

"If you are going to do all of ihc lighting 
for campus, then by all means do it." said 
council member Charles Frazier. "Jacynthia 
has done a good job in her attempts to 
restore all of the lighting on campus. But 
since she has the estimates for the complete 
job, why docsnl she spend all of it and do il 
all in one fell swoop?" 

In priority order, the council needs lo 
improve lighting near the Campus Child 
Development Center, near ihc Norlh (wom- 
ens) Gym, near the Arts Extension build- 
ing, and around Cloud Circle, according to 
Willis. Just upgrading the lighting at the 
rear of Cloud Hall on Cloud Circle to twice 
the intensity and providing lights for the 
Bungalow 300 series will cost $3,800. 
according to Kirk. Funding the oiher two 
projects will probably cost another $4,000. 

"Were going to do it. Its a necessity," said 
Willis "h's not a luxury." She said she has 
heard about the council wanting to improve 
lighting for over three semesters, but it didnt 
get done. Willis made lighting part of her 
plailorm when running for president, and 
has been insirumental in getting it, working 
closely with Kirk. (See The Guardsman, 
Sept. 14-27 ) 

Willis was critical about the area near 
Norlh Gym: Il has minimal lighting at the 
purking area, there are a lot of bushes and 
trees, she hardly ever sees security down 
there, and most classes don't get oui until 10 
p.m. And it gets darker earlier with the 
ending of Daylight Savings Time. "When I 
gel out of class, I run to my car." 

She said the improved lighting is a neces- 
sity for education, so students could feel safe 
enough to come lo learn. Willis should 
know— she was almost raped after an even- 
ing class. 

Districts responsibility 

Impeached council member Christopher 
Bess was still critical of the council from the 
sidelines. "It is unfortunate thai Dean Flan- 
agan has exercised his authority over the 
council," he said. "Flanagan wants to make 
his job easier because he would have to go to 
the administration and go through the red 
tape if the council couldn't okay the budget 
for the lighting." 

The district is fulfilling minimum require- 
ments, but the minimum doesn't mean ade- 
quate, said Willis. "The system usually docs 
ihc minimum, and people have to compen- 
sate." And, "The role of the A.S. Council is 
to look out for the students." 

The council feels the lighting is the dis- 
tricts responsibility and plans to send a 
letter to the district or city asking for reim- 
bursement of funds. But. frankly, "I don't 
ihink were going to be reimbursed a penny 
for it." said Willis. 

Kris Mitchell contributed to this article. 

Every drop counts 




Thurs., Nov. 16. 9 a.m.-l2:30 p.m. The Transfer 
Center sponsors a College Transfer Day in the 
lower level of the Student Union. There will be 
representatives from most of ihc California Stale 
Universities (CSU), most of Ihc Universities of 
California (UQ; Cogswell College; Army ROTC; 
Saint Marys; Santa Clara University; and the 
University of San Francisco (USF). 

The CSU schools coming are; Bakersfield, 
Chico, Dommguez Hills, Hayward, Long Beach. 
Los Angeles, Northridge, Sacramento. San Ber- 
nardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, 
S,n I iils Obispo, Sonoma and Stanislaus. The 
UC -chools attending are: Berkeley, Davis, Los 
Angeles, Riverside. San Diego and Sanla Cruz. 

By Kris Mitchell and Wing Liu 

The Associated Student Council lost yet 
another member at its October 23 meeting 
when a frustrated Martha Cobbins resigned 
her seat partly over a disagreement in 

She is the second member to leave the 
council in the middle of the semester. The 
first to do so was Christopher Bess, who was 
impeached on September 27. (Sec The 
Guardsman. Sepl. 28-Oct. II and Oct. 12- 
25.) They leave two vacant seats available on 
the council. 

Cobbins left the council due lo a differ- 
ence of opinion regarding the upcoming 
Cal-SACC (California Student Association 
of Community Colleges) conference which 
will take place in Los Angeles on November 
II. Al the meeting, the council approved 
$ 1 ,770 lo cover the expenses for six people by 
a vote of ll-l. with Cobbins voting against. 

"I left because I was disappointed with 
the A.S. Council in regards to what I was 
led to believe what our function was when 
we presented our slate [Students With A 
Vision] to the voters last semester," said 
Cobbins. "Yet, I do believe thai everyone 
who wankte dto go to Cal-SACC should go. 
and, when that didn't pan out, I decided that 
this was the last straw. [ASC President] 
Jacynthia [Willis] is also a different person 
from when we first thought up the slate." 

Sudden but not unexpected 

Al 12:51 p.m.. minutes before Ihe meeting 
was adjourned, Cobbins grabbed her bags 
and verbally gave her resignation before 
storming out of the meeting. 

There were looks of astonishment among 
several council members, ihe least surprised 
being Willis. 

"It's unfortunate that Martha decided lo 
leave, and I regret the fact that we weren't 
able to maintain a professional relation- 
ship," said Willis. 

Xobbins has not participated in our 
council meetings, she was never thoroughly 
prepared, nor did she attend any of the 
executive meetings with the exception of 
maybe Iwo. It's apparent that she didn^ 
dedicate her time to the council," added 

"I was surprised to see her resign, but she 
is a mature individual. If she decided lo 
leave or stay, then it was entirely up to her." 
said Vester Flanagan, dean of Student 

When asked about Cobbins' contribution 
to the council, Flanagan refused to 

"I happen to support Martha whole- 
heartedly because I know thai I could work 
with her. If we were on opposite sides of an 
issue, I know thai we would be able to 
handle it maturely," said Bess. 

After Cobbins left, the remaining council 
members took a vote, as advised by Flana- 
gan, to formally acknowledge her informal 
resignation. It seemed that ihc council 
members couldn't make a second motion of 
acknowledgement fast enough after the first 
motion was made, after which they voted 
unanimously to accept the resignation. 

Student Bonnie Lok donates blood to the City 
Irwin Memorial Blood Centers nurse 

By Wing Liu 

(Editors note: The Oct. 17 earthquake 
reminded the Bay Area of the vital need/or 
blood, and the community responded 
enthusiastically, flooding the blood banks. 
Unfortunately, this spirit did not exist in last 
month's blood drive at City College, which 
had a disappointing turnout, lower lhan for 
high schools. This is why we are running this 
"old" story— the same old story that there is 
always a need for blood. City College, please 
respond appropriately.) 

"I guess todays the day," said Bonnie Lok, 
as she lay on the hospital bed with a tube 
coming out of her arm, a dark red fluid 
coursing into a plastic bag. Finally.she was 

Photo bv Wing Liu 
College Fall Blood Drive with the help of an 

able to donate blood, to the City College 
Fall Blood Drive on September 19-20 in the 
Student Union. 

Lok had coordinated a blood drive when 
she was in Galileo High School, but she 
couldn\ give herself because she was under 
the weight limit by 10 pounds. "I'd been 
thinking of donating blood for a long time, 
but I had never had a chance to." She found 
thai chance when she passed by a sign on the 
way to the library. 

Despite Loks enthusiasm, poor advance 
publicity contributed to a low turnout. Most 
of the flyers didn't appear until the first day 
of the drive. 

Disappointing turnout 

"It hasnt been this slow before," said 

District holds 60 events 
for AIDS Awareness Month 

By Rcnee DeHaven 

October was "AIDS Awareness Month" 
nationally as well as at San Francisco Com- 
munity College District, where over 60 pro- 
grams were planned from September 19 lo 
early November. 

Unfortunately, the October 17 earth- 
quake struck at the heart of the districts 
"AIDS Awareness Week," but its organizers 
have continued with the rest of the events. 
The Dancing for Our Lives contest, 
where dancers have to pass an Al DS quiz to 
enter, is still set for November 4, and the 
deadline for the AIDS essay contest is still 
November 27. 

The Guardsman is still co-sponsoring an 
essay contest with the Gay and Lesbian 
Studies, English, Biology and Student 
Health departments and also the Gay and 
Lesbian Alliance (GALA) campus club. 
The first place winner will get $50 and the 
essay printed on the editorial page of the 
newspaper. The second and third place 
winners will each receive $25 (sec page 2). 
According to Mary Redick. the AIDS 
education resource instructor for the district, 
"Ninety faculty members volunteered lo 
help in this push for AIDS awareness." 

Events lhat look place included the Con- 
dom Cafe Booth, The Normal Heart play, a 
visit from Blcachman, an AIDS Video Fes- 
tival, and lectures— to name a few. There 
were also classroom presentations, distribu- 
tion of materials, collection boxes for the 
S.F. AIDS Foundation Food Bank, and 
AIDS prevention and awareness displays. 
Condom Cafe— food for tnough; 
"The Condom Cafe was designed by Stu- 
dcni Health [Services]," said Redick, "and 
has served as a prototype for 37 other col- 
leges around the country." Its purpose is to 

encourage people to ask questions «r share 
their knowledge about safe sex practices in a 
non-threaiening atmosphere. 

"I think AIDS is something everyone 
wants lo know more about," said Sharon 
Zakus, from the Health Science Depart- 
ment, "but it's like trying lo talk ab»ui sex 
with your parents. Its something hard lo 

The Condom Cafe was set up in the 
cafeteria from ll-l. It was a lable artanged 
with various safe sex paraphemalii wilh 
knowledgeable people lo talk abrui the 

Leadership trip leads 
to falling out 

The Cal-SACC conference brings 
together student leaders from all over the 
state twice a year, switching between north- 
ern and southern California for the meeting 
place. The $1,770 cost for six works out to 
$295 for each person, 

"Il is a lot of money." admitted Willis, but 
"is actually pretty cheap." According lo Wil- 
lis, ihc cost includes $800 for airfare, $60 per 
nighl for a room with triple occupancy. $65 
registration per person, $10 for ihc work- 
shops, and an optional trip lo Disneyland. 

Bess said the Cal-SACC conference was 
instrumental in Cobbins' resignation: "I 
believe that ihc council was closing it out 
from the remaining students. It wasn't 
initiated to the student body in the case of 
presenting and distributing flyers so that the 
rest of the students on the campus can be 
aware of this. And when it escalated from a 
proposed six students to 1 1. only lo have ihc 
prospect of II shot down, il had disap- 
pointed her." 

Photo bv EdmundLee 

Bleachman meets the public at the jay 
and Lesbian parade in June. 

Man behind the jug 

Bleachman was another person involved 
in the AIDS awareness events. He visited 
City College on October 17. He walked 
around the campus handing out brochures 
and talking about the importance of using 
bleach on intravenous (IV) needles and 
using condoms during sex for the prevention 

of AIDS. 

Les Pappas is the "man behind the jug," 
and said he originated Bleachman "to try 
and find a creative way to reach drug users. 
In the past, we had success wilh a comic 
book called Tlie Works." Pappas added lhat 
"literacy is a problem among heavy drug 
users. We wanted to do something visually 
eye-catching to gel our message across 

According lo Pappas, "there are a lot of 
volunteers involved, and street outreach is 
having the larger impact." Blcachman has 
been established for about one and a half 
years and is now entering into phase two, 
which is focusing not only on bleach but also 
the use of condoms. 


That so many people were involved 
reflects the work of Redick, who coordi- 
naied the evenLs. They reflect ihe participa- 
tory and caring nature of her unique pro- 
gram for the district, which ihc rest of the 
nation looks lo as a guide 

"The key lo my program, the most impor- 
tani thing, is that il is a grass tools program 
ihai docsnl duplicate any program," said 
Redick. who is ihe first AIDS coordinator 
al a posi-sccondary educational institution 
in ihe country. 

For more information about AIDS pro- 
grams, call Mary Redick al 239-3048. 

Wing Liu contributed to this article. 

Head Nurse Lilian Delfin of the Irwin 
Memorial Blood Centers, who ran the first 
day. She estimated there were 20 donors 
near the end of that day, fewer than last year, 
for the five nurses and driver to handle. "We 
used lo have eight beds," but went down to 
six beds a couple of years ago. She won- 
dered where were "the security boys" who 
helped out wilh donations last year. 

"We were disappointed with the blood 
drive," said Theresa Kelly, a recruiter at 
Irwin Memorial. There were 23 donors on 
Tuesday and 25 on Wednesday, " 10 lo 15 less 
than we wanted" according lo their projec- 
tions. This is less than for the April blood 
drive, wilh 28 and 44 for each day, which 
itself dropped a quarter from the previous 

Kelly gave several reasons: they didn^ gel 
publicity out early enough; it was close to 
the beginning of the year, and they have to 
work more closely wilh student groups, 
administration, and faculty next lime. 

Not meeting projections 

Kelly wants to see more donors from City 
College, saying it is a large school and is not 
meeting a 10 percent projection, even based 
on only the day population. (The drive was 
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 

Using the Sept. 9 enrollment figures of 
17,053 day students, the 48 donors work out 
to only 0.3 percent. City College had 28,850 
total students. 

Companies do more than 10 percenl and 
"high schools do way more than 10 percenl," 
said Kelly, doing more like 30 to 60 percent. 

For the next drive in April 1990, "we want 
100 donors. That'll take a lot of work." 

Hard feelings last time 

This blood drive was run purely by Irwin 
Memorial, which only gave out doughnuts 
and juice to the donors. Contributors also 
got credit for future blood transfers, includ- 
ing for family members, according to 

Ddr ' n See BLOOD, back page 

Photo b y Edmun d Lee 

Martha Cobbins resigned from the AS. 
Council and is now concentrating on her job 
in the Afro-American Studies department 
and her studies. 

"Marthas approach to Cal-SACC was 
unrealistic. She thought that we should send 
an unlimited amount of students. Its 
obvious lhat we don't have the budget 
allowed to do lhat," said Willis. "If you want 
to talk about wasting money, then lhats 
what I would call wasting money." 

"Its really expensive," said Willis. There 
are some people who were really angry" that 
more couldnt go. Her personal feeling is: 
"There are a lot of [other] things on this 
campus to be done." 

Free for all 

The council opened up the trips to all 
organizations, clubs, interested members, 
and gallery (audience) members at the meet- 
ing. The council ended up reserving a place 
for Willis and picking five names out of a 
hat from II interested, so iherc were ihree 
males and three females. Attending will be 
Willis, Guardsman reporter Kris Mitchell, 
and council members Manuel Ellison, 
Deborah Emlaelu, Charles Frazier and 
Lauren Hamilton. 

The Guardsman asked Willis why the 
conference was opened up lo everyone, with 
no promise that ihey would become student 

Willis said, "I dont think we should show 
favoritism to council members to go. Maybe 
this will be the one thing to get involved wilh 
student government, to open their eyes— 
especially to student government." 

Also, the attendees will learn other things 
like job readiness and resume writing to 
prepare ihem for a job and their life, besides 
learning about student leadership, said 

"If another student wanted logo. 1 would 
have relinquished my space," said Willis. 
Bui other council members said "if anyone 
should go, I should go. so they reserved a 
space. I am the student body president 
representing City College."(Emphasis hers.) 


Cobbins had criticism on other issues. 
She believes that "Bess' impeachmeni was 
handled wrong due to opposition to what 
the council was doing. I believe that there 
was a personal motive behind Christophers 
impeachment. The A.S. Constitution con- 
sists of loopholes, yei no one has discussed il, 
and Christopher tried to follow ihe constitu- 
tion lo the letter of ihe law." 

Willis responded lhat "Everyone has a 
different interpretation of the constitution, 
and, if Martha or Christopher had made a 
statement lhat we [the council] weni against 
the constitution, please show in the printed 
minuics of ihe previous meetings to explain 
when and where we made ihe 

Cobbins also said that the remaining 
council members are there lo serve the 
needs of the president, but council members 
Leslie Nazor and Kalherine Watson, as well 
as Willis, denied an earlier accusation of 
this. (See The Guardsman. Sepl. 29-Oct. 

See RESIGNATION, back page 

English Eligibility Essay Test 


Nov. 14 

1-3 p.m. VA1I4 


Nov. 15 

9-11 a.m. B221 


Nov. 15 

1-3 p.m. VA1I5 


Nov. 15 

7:30-9:30 p.m. A302 


Nov. 16 

8-10 a.m. VA115 


Nov. 16 

1-3 p.m. SI36 

Students who want to take English I A after English 5A/5B, ESI 40, or Business 
70, or those who want to lake English 12 after English SA must pass the English 
Eligibility Essay Test. The test requires writing an expository or argumentative essay 
.m one of three provided topics within one and a half hours. Students may bring i 
dictionary. Thev are encouraged to lake the tesi at one of the early limes. For more 
information, call Donald Beilke. English Eligibility Coordinator, at 139-3574. 

2 /The Guardsman 





The Right 

to Express 

Their Stupidity 

)a onapaooooo«oooooQBOoq 10000 0000000000000000000000 ft fl q o t 

By Michael S. Quinby 

As an editor of The Guardsman and a sincere supporter of the First Amendment of the 
Constitution of the United States, I feel I must come to the defense of The Guardsman's 
decision to run a reproduction of the swastika on the front page. 

In his editorial in the last issue of The Guardsman, Mark Gleason complained about the 
newspaper facilitating the Nazis' purpose by printing their symbol and their message in a 
prominent fashion. I wholeheartedly disagree. 

The idealistic purpose of a newspaper is to inform and educate. To hide away ugly truths 
about ugly parts of our society is far more dangerous than shedding light on a reality. 

1 agree with Mr. Gleason^s feelings about the type of person who plasters hate propaganda 
all over a college campus. I also have no problems jeopardizing my own ideal of journalistic 
maturity by sending the people who defaced my school a personal message: you are cowards 
and you are pigs. I challenge you to write a letter to The Guardsman supporting your cause 
and to deliver it in person. I will publish it unedited, with your name on it. 1 will not publish 
anything anonymous, or not handed to me personally. 

I am very confident that I will find no response. 

My point is that even though 1 feel Nazis, or neo-Nazis, or racist in general arc a lower life- 
form, 1 will fiercely defend their right to free speech. I feel it will be the most powerful tool 
in eradicating them. If you lift up the rocks under which these people arc hiding, they shrivel 
up and die. 

These people, unfortunately, are Americans, and they need to be protected by the 
Constitution. The Constitution, thankfully, will enable them to defeat themselves, and to rid 
us of their presence permanently. 


m 31 


A Bad Rap? 

By Kris Mitchell 

A while ago, I went to a rap music con- 
cert. Even though the show had started 
about an hour later than scheduled, it was 
running smoothly until, halfway through 
the show, the fighting commenced. 

It is said that when you go to a concert 
where there is a crowd (that is expected to 
attract mostly teenagers) and the act con- 
sists of rap artists, you had better be pre- 
pared to throw some blows. As we all know, 
rap music has been labelled just about 
everything except positive— except by rap*; 

If one has ever listened to rap music 
before (and I know of many who haven't), 
one will find that since the introduction of 
rap in 1979, there has been an improvement. 
In the earlier days of rap, most rappers (or 
emcees, as they prefer to call themselves) 
bragged about what great lovers they were, 
how much money they had, and their "vir- 
tuosity" on the microphone. Although some 
of this is evident even in recordings today, 
you will find that these songs have begun to 
reflect what^ happening in the ghettos. 
These songs also consist of tales about racial 
opinions (Public Enemy, Lakim Shabazz). 
the plight of the homeless (Queen Latifa), 
drug dealing (and its constant companion, 
violence) (N.W.A., Ice-T). 

With the content of these aforementioned 
topics in rap music, it is believed that when 
the group N.W.A. sings F—ck Tha Police, 
most listeners will take heed. This is defi- 
nitely not the case. 

About seven months ago, a rap entitled 
Self Destruction was introduced to the pub- 
lic by way of radio stations, nightclub dee- 
jays, and video music veejays — yet, nothing 
changed. As rapper Ice Cube (from 
N.W.A.) said in an interview with David 
Cook for BAM magazine, "You can see 
people up and down the street playing this 
record [Self Destruction], and it^ a good 
record, but that doesn't mean that anyone is 
going to do anything about it." 


Other rap artists are attempting to 
change the image of rap to a positive image. 
Kris Parker, a runaway at age 13. lived as a 
homeless person on the streets of New York 
City until the age of 19. He would soon meet 
his close friend and mentor Scott Sterling 
(a.k.a. Scott LaRock, who was gunned 
down in a spray of bullets in what was 
supposedly a case of mistaken identity). 
These two would become the nucleus of 
Boogie Down Productions (BDP), a group 
known for its statements against the stereo- 
typed violence that is labelled against rap 

In an article with Mix magazine (October 
1989 issue), Parker (who goes by the 
moniker of KRS-Onc) said, "The concept is 
simple: are we for war or are we for peace? 
War is stronger than peace. Peace can't win 
with a flower in its mouth. For peace to win 
it has to annihilate war. Stop ignorance with 
intelligence. Stop the stereotype of peace 
being Edie Brickell [of New Bohemians] 
and war being Run-D.M.C. I'm talking to 
ghetto kids, and they can make the distinc- 
tion between the image and what I'm 

In 1963-65, Malcolm X had a philosophy 
in which some elements were similar to 
Parker^ philosophy toward his approach to 
rap. Although Malcolm X had followers, he 
never had a monstrous following. Parker 
needs a monstrous following and with acts 
that have joined and are supporting the Stop 
the Violence Movement (which Parker 
started), he just might have it. 

When it comes to rap music, there are 
two paths that one can take: a path with the 
view of negativeness associated with rap, or 
the path with a view in sync with Parkers. 

1 know what path I am walking down. 


In the Oct. 12-25 issue of The Guards- 
man, the "Citizens march against racism" 
photo should be credited to Unity/ Fran- 
cisco Garcia. Also, the last paragraph 
should have replaced the second to last 
paragraph so it read: "The march ended as 
quietly. . ." [emphasis added here]. 

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By John Williamson 

At first I was just amused. After all it was 
just another manifestation of the George 
Bush credo; why take the risk of doing 
something important when you can do 
something trivial and pass it off as 

However, my amusement soon turned to 
concern and finally to full blown horror as I 
watched the U.S. Congress, Republican and 
Democrat alike, rally around the issue in 
one form or another. The issue being, mak- 
ing it a crime to burn the American flag. 

To consider such a step, either through 
legislation or worse, a constitutional amend- 
ment, is at best a colossal waste of lime and 
brain power. To consider it at this point in 
lime is almost vulgar. It's not hard to see that 
our country is at this moment confronted 
with a generous choice of genuine, proven 
threats to try to solve: the homeless crisis, 
AIDS, crack wars, not to mention an edu- 
cational system that produces high school 
graduates who think that the Electoral Col- 
lege has a football team that plays in the 
Southeastern Conference. 

Idolatry is the proper term when one can 
no longer tell the difference between a sym- 
bol and the ideas it stands for. An argument 
commonly used by supporters of anti-flag 
burning measures is that thousands of U.S. 
soldiers have fought and died for the flag. 

With all due respect, no they havenY 
These men, to whom I owe a great debt, 
fought for the ideas and beliefs of a nation, 
not for a flag. If we truly have sent men off 
to die for a piece of cloth, then were more 
screwed up than I thought we were. 

If we really do "believe these truths to be 
self evident, that all men are created equal," 
that they are endowed with "certain unalien- 
able Rights, that among these are Life, 
Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness," will 
these beliefs crumble because someone set 
fire to a piece of cloth? If they do, then they 
were pretty shaky beliefs to begin with. 

Personally, I find it hard to imagine that 
a half-baked crackpot with a beef, burning a 
flag, will lead to furhalted Bolsheviks over- 
running Capitol Hill. 

But what really steams me about all this is 
Congress itself. This is a legislative .body 
which boasts enough collective law degrees 
to wall paper the Senate Chamber. These 
people are trained to reason, to think 
rationally. This means that they know full 
well that they are responding to a knee-jerk 
reaction. They also know that by playing to 
the lowest common denominator they 
ensure themselves of re-election. Instead of 
being our elected leaders, they have become 
our elected followers. 

Lct>> say there^ a young man in Tehran 
who is fed up with the Iranian government. 
To show his displeasure, he burns an Iranian 
flag. The Tehran police show up and duti- 
fully haul the guy off to jail. As it happens, 
the whole incident is captured on film and 
shown all over the network news here in the 
United States. How many of these same 
congressmen would now fall all over each 
other to defend this young man^ right to 
burn his flag? 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

1 have just read the editorial entitled 
"Math Sloth" in the Oct 12-25 edition of 
The Guardsman, and this is my answer to it. 
The math requirement that we must go 
through in order to transfer to a four year 
institution is unfair and is working an un- 
necessary hardship on all of us. 

First, it is not required to take courses in 
drawing and composition in order to fulfill 
the humanities requirement. One need only 
to lake a course in art history, or art 

No one expects a student to know how to 
play a musical instrument, one need only to 
take a course in music appreciation, to 
satisfy the humanities requirement. 

Second, students majoring in engineering 
or architecture are required, as a matter of 
course, to take certain math courses in order 
to fulfill their majors. They don't have to 
worry about passing the ELM lest if they 
transfer to a state university. 

But what about students majoring in his- 
tory, or one of the liberal studies, who may 
not have been so amply endowed by Mother 
Nature as to be able to excel in higher math? 
What happens to us? It doesnl matter that 
we may have a high grade point average in 
all of our other studies, if we can't do well at 
math, too bad! 

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AIDS Essay Contest 

There will be an essay contest on the 
subject of AIDS awareness with a cash prize 
of S50 for best essay and two S25 prizes for 
second and third place. 

Students may write on any topic con- 
nected to AIDS awareness; the following 
have been suggested by various faculty 
involved in the AIDS effort— AIDS: A Uni- 
versal Concern; AIDS: What I Can Do; 
AIDS and People of Color, Changing Peo- 
pled Attitudes toward AIDS. Entries should 
not exceed 500 words. 

Deadline is Monday, November 27. Sub- 
mt essays to Jack Collins (Batmale 618; Box 
L169). The Guardsman will publish the 
fist place essay. 

'This contest is co-sponsored by the 
Departments of Biological Sciences, Eng- 
li.li, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Health 
Sience, and Student Health, as well as by 
lie Guardsman and the Gay Lesbian 

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Campus Query 

By Edmund Lee 

There is no such creature as the Renais- 
sance student. Some students are always 
going to be better at some things than oth- 
ers. IVe met math majors at San Francisco 
State University, where I'm currently 
enroled, that turn green at the thought of 
taking a history test, or writing an English 

Let's be honest, most of us will never use 
hightr math once we've graduate from col- 
lege, especially those of us who are liberal 
arts majors. 

There is also another aspect to be consid- 
ered this math requirement works a hard- 
ship on students working their way through 
school. It's bad enough that the list of 
gereral education requirements gets longer 
eve;y year, without this being added to it. I 
hac to tell you this, but be prepared to 
spend five years at college instead of four, 
because of the math and general education 
recuirements that we have to meet in order 
to rraduate. 

Kathleen Ford 

A former student 

of City College 

How would you like the A.S. Council to spend your money? 

Nadia Shanahan, 20, Nursing: 
"I would like it spent on better parking. Like, opening 
second reservoir that's empty. Maybe they could fix up 
bungalows too." 







ti fr 







Cyntha Baumgardner, 31, Mathematics: 

"This semester I had to get art supplies from art stores and 
maybe the campus could spend some money on getting the 
bookstore some art supplies that are needed. I had an EOPS 
voucher and had to get t-shirts and sweatshirts because it 
couldn't be used elsewhere and the bookstore didn't have any 
[art supplies]." 

Keith Mansfield, 19, Hotel & Restaurant: 

"They could lobby for the city to open up the reservoir. A 
some of the science department equipment is getting a 1 

Mary Kindermann, 22, Visual Arts: 

"They could spend their money on more guest lectures, more 

equipment on campus for the photo and film production 


Brian Piercy, 32, Real Estate: 

"I think that the money should be spent on a motorcjdj 
enclosure for the safety and well-being of those students hew 
Supposedly there are more than two or three motoreyco 
stolen per month. I myself was a victim of a theft here, \lm 
a 1987 Yamaha YSR 50 which was stolen from one of u 
inadequately secure motorcycle lots on campus." 

The Changing Face of AIDS 


By Ed Lee 

In the last few years, AIDS has grown 
from a homosexuals' disease to an equal 
opportunity disease. Heterosexuals of all 
ethnicities and both genders are now 
afflicted with this and it continues to spread. 

This may sound like common knowledge, 
'but one would be surprised at how little 
many people know or donl know at all. That 
is a deadly mistake. 

Steps are being taken to bridge the 
knowledge gap in what is rapidly becoming 
a large resource pool of support groups, sex 
education, chemical dependency aid pro- 
grams, and the list goes on. 

However, despite efforts to educate the 
public about AIDS, causes and methods of 
prevention, there persist clusters of people 
who choose to remain ignorant about the 
facts regarding the disease and cruelly take 
out their fears and hate by bashing gays and 
lesbians. Using violence has done nothing to 
help matters except inflame relationships 
between groups of people. As a result, (he 
gay community has risen to arms and are 
prepared to fight back. They have my sym- 
pathy and support and they have every' right 
to be angry. However, as I said, violence is 
not the answer. 

Of course, it is easy for me to say this 
because I have not experienced the beatings 
and hatred inflicted on gays and lesbians, 
and because I do not understand what it 
means to be gay. 

Linking AIDS to the homosexual l«9 
community) is erroneous. It is no kHj 
limited to the gay community— it is "* 
discriminating disease. Drug users vAot 
afflicted with AIDS and share needle™ 
other drug users can spread AIDS will* 

homosexuality being a prerequisite. 


who engage in unsafe sex with All* 
afflicted people are also at risk. 

People who view gays and lesbia* 
queer ought to take another loot AS 
hard one. Arc there any visible diff««* 
I see none. They look just like lhe * [i 
person. Many of my acquaintances air? 
and I never know until another mew 
me or that person tells me themselves. "J" 
it change my opinion of that P efS0 \^ 
they are still people and deserve the itsp 
that individuals are afforded 

What is the point of all this? It ■$ <° J* 
out the fact that the only difference bet«» 
a gay or lesbian and a "straight" P cn *L 
in their sexual preference. This B« 
overlooked and is one of the cause 

This is AIDS Awareness MonlM 
there are still events, which are plan"* 
City College until the end of the <** 
Check lhe events calendar and late *\ 
tage of these offered programs. The P»j 
who are sponsoring these program* ' 
doing it for their health, they re doin«»i 

November 2-15. 1989 


Foundation fundraiser 
raises big bucks -t' 

The Guardsman / 3 

O.M.I. celebrates year two in fight against drugs 

By Mark Gleason V" """I kids wcre scarcd ,0 dculn - * ere iismsmmii 


Photo 6v Rick Gerharter 

San Francisco Community College Governing Board member Robert P. Vami (second from 
Lid receives a framed print of Diego Rivers "Pan American Unity" mural from Robert 
Morales, President of the Foundation of City College of San Francisco, as part of the Founda- 
tion's 1989 Distinguished Service Award Some of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, Dr. 
Barbara E M. Cannon, Patty Moron, Foundation Vice President Jane Morrison, Joseph L 
PowcU, and City College President Willis F. Kirk, watch on. 

By Wing Liu 

A generous $9,000 was raised at a Foun- 
dation of City College fundraiser honoring 
Robert P. Vami, Community College Dis- 
rict Governing Board member and Foun- 
lation trustee, with the 1989 Distinguished 
Service Award on October 12. 
Nearly 150 people gathered at the recep- 
tion at Castagnolas Restaurant. Foundation 
President Robert Morales presented Vami 
vith a framed print of Diego Riveras "Pan 
American Unity" mural, and thanked Vami 
Hbr his dedication and leadership as imme- 
iate past president of the Foundation and 
articularly for spearheading the cstablish- 
Knent of the Foundations Community Scho- 
arship Fund. 

More plaudits 

Vami also received a Certificate of Honor 
from the Board of Supervisors "in apprecia- 
te public recognition of distinction and 
nerit for outstanding service to a significant 
lortion of the people of the City and County 
if San Francisco." Supervisor Wendy 
"Jelder, a newly-appointed Foundation trus- 
ee, made the presentation. 
Former Assemblyman Charles Meyer, on 
ftehalf of Senator Milton Marks, presented 
/ami with a resolution from the California 
Jenate "in special recognition for his out- 
itanding contribution to the community. 
His dedication and commitment to educa- 
ion have helped so many and are an inspi- 
ration to all." 

City College President Willis Kirk pre- 
nted "the woman beside the man" — 
haron Vami— with a City College sweat- 
shirt and key chain. 

First community outreach 

Vami responded by presenting Kirk with 
SI, 000 check to help underwrite City Col- 
leges new outreach program to San Fran- 
risco public school sixth graders. This came 
iboul from a meeting among Kirk, Vami, 
id Libby Denebeim, president of the 
fcoard of Education for the San Francisco 
Unified School District 
The program hopes to reach students 
ly and give them the vision that they can 
:tcnd college. Instead of going to the zoo, 
■the students would take a field trip to City 
College to visit classrooms, be treated to 
unch, and, Vami envisions, view a slide 
ihow about the colleges classes and studies, 
ording to Elaine I. Mannon, executive 
■irector of the Foundation and Scholarship 
Coordinator at City College. 

1 ™ 

The hope is that the young students go 
home to tell their parents that they want to, 
and can, go to college. The money will help 
pay for buses, lunches, and producing the 
slide show. 

Aiding this outreach program echoes 
Vamis helping to establish the Community 
Scholarship Fund, which is the Founda- 
tions first outreach to the community. The 
fund offers two SI, 000 City College scholar- 
ships annually to San Francisco high school 
seniors from underrepresenied groups who 
might not otherwise be able to attend col- 
lege. (See The Guardsman, Aug. 31-Sepl. 

"The Pathway to Tomorrow" 

In the 1988-89 academic year, the Foun- 
dation awrded 215 scholarships worth a 
total of $56,482. $13,495 went to community 
and memorial scholarships, $10,200 for 
campus and district organizational awards, 
SI 2,970 to academic departmental scholar- 
ships, and $19,817 to independent (philan- 
thropic) awards. Not all of this money was 
raised by the Foundation. 

The Foundation also gives about $3,000 
to the Friends of the Presidents Account, 
which helps pay for curriculum advisory 
committee lunches, guest speakers, depart- 
ment functions, and other special needs of 
the college and faculty. 

Incorporated in 1967, the Foundation 
also helped establish the Performing Art 
Series and contributes to the restoration of 
the Goddess of the Forest sculpture by Dud- 
ley Carter which sits tarped near the Little 

Its operating expenses of about $3,000 
are already underwritten. The $9,000 raised 
will help seed a fundraising drive for long- 
term capital development to support educa- 
tional programs and services essential to 
students, said Mannon. 

"We want to expand what were doing, to 
expand the support that we give to the 
college," such as to a math program and 
disabled services, to fulfill the motto of 
providing "The Pathway to Tomorrow." 

She said this kind of seed money is the 
hardest to raise, because the benefits are not 
immediately evident, as in scholarships. One 
reason why the Foundation had to go into 
fundraising was because the rental fees from 
the old Cable Car Canteens, and now the 
mobile food service trucks, were lost as a 
source of revenues; those fees now go to the 
Associated Students. She said the Founda- 
tion is gratified by the support from the 


By Dr. Gerald Amada 

Q: I often procrastinate when it is 
necessary for me to study for an exam or 
write a term paper. Am I just lazy, or 

A: Procrastination is an extremely 
common problem among college stu- 
dcnis. Many students mistakenly attrib- 
ute this problem to laziness, stupidity, or 
simply to a set of bad habits. 

On a deeper, more dynamic level, this 
problem normally originates with an 
unconscious objection or unwillingness 
io undertake an unpleasant or externally 
imposed demand. The typical student 
procrastinator. when given an assign- 
ment by an instructor, will consciously 
recognize the importance of fulfilling 
that assignment in a timely manner. On 
the unconscious level, however, the pro- 
crastinator reacts to an academic assign- 
ment by immediately rebelling. If the 
procrasiinators unconscious feelings 
could be put into words, thev miKhi be 

expressed as follows: "Sure. I'm sup- 
posed to do this assignment by next 
week. But nobody is going to tell me 
when I must complete this work. I'll do ii 
when I feel like it. In the meantime, IVe 
got better things to do with mv lime." 

Because of such unconscious atti- 
tudes, the typical procrastinator does not 
tackle an academic assignment until it 
becomes absolutely necessary (i.e.. the 
night before an exam or term paper is 
due) If you are a procrastinator, it might 
help you to recognize that your procras- 
tination is more a matter of anxious or 
angry defiance than mere laziness. 

Q: My sister says I'm an alcoholic. 
Although I do drink to excess a few 
times a year, I donl drink every day. I 
notice that 1 tend to get drunk at family 
parties. How severe is my problem? 

A: Because your letter discloses rela- 
tively few details about the general 
effects of your drinking, it is difficult for 
me to evaluate the severity of your prob- 
lem. I think it is possible, however, to 
infer from the drift of your comments 
that you have reason for serious concern. 

First of all, you mention that your 
sister thinks you are an alcoholic. If you 
at all trust her powers of observation and 
judgment, it may be necessary to finally 
place some confidence in the good possi- 
bility that she has a valid reason for using 
(his label to describe your drinking. 
Since individuals with drinking and 
other addictive problems commonly 
deny and downplay the seriousness of 
their own behavior, it is often their closest 
friends and relatives who have a more 
objective view of their self-abusive 
behavioral patterns. 

Your comments that you drink in 
excess only a few times a year and also 
tend to get drunk at family parties seem, 
at best, contradictory' and self-serving, 
unless you rarely attend family partiet I 
suspect this is a perfect example of an 
attempt to minimize a problem thai has 
already reached serious proportions and 
requires help. 

According to national statistics, 
approximately 13 percent of college-age 
males and 5 percent of females suffer 
from ulcoholism. while another 10 per- 
cent of males and 6 percent of females in 
this age group suffer from the effects ol 
alcohol abuse svithout having moved into 
dependency. If you at all suspect that you 
belong to either group, do something 
about it. Now! 

By Mark Gleason 

City College neighbors recently cele- 
brated the success of their two-year cam- 
paign to oust crack dealers from the drug- 
ravaged Oceanvicw Playground with a fes- 
tive picnic of music and food. 

The event marked a new beginning for the 
communitys park that until recently had 
■been the exclusive turf of drug wars and 
gang wars. 

Spearheaded by Occanview-Merced- 
Ingleside Neighbors In Action (OMI-NIA). 
a joint effort by community residents and 
police has apparently reclaimed the area for 
the recreational needs of both youngsters 
and adults. 

While children examined equipment on 
display by a contingent of firefighters. Jim 
Mayo, president of OMI-NIA. spoke about 
the communitys month-by-month battle to 
clean up Oceanvicw Playground. 

"The very first thing we had to do was 
create an atmosphere and an environment 
so that people could come to the park," said 
Mayo. "Our first approach was to rid our- 
selves of drugs and drug-dealing in the 
immediate area." 

Mayo sees a positive approach as the key 
to gaining control of a community. 

"We just decided that we were going to 
take back our community. We were not 
going io forget the youth that wcre affected 
by drugs. We wcre going to help them. Its 
cheaper to send youth to Howard Univer- 
sity, or City College, than it is to send them 
to a correctional facility," Mayo said. 


Bonnie Swain, chairperson of the neigh- 
borhood services committee of OMI-NIA, 
commented on the communitys resolve to 
change a decades worth of entrenched 

"We started out working on the common 
goal of the drug problem, which at that 
point had totally taken over the whole park," 
said Swain. 

"What wc decided was that we would be 
an umbrella for the some 18,000 people who 
live in the community," added Mayo. "We do 
have an enforcement component to our pro- 
gram, because we recognize wc have to 
preserve and maintain a certain amount of 
safety for citizens and residents in the 

Swain described the change that has 
occurred since the inception of the neigh- 
borhood group. 

"There was no improvement until two 
years ago. There wasn't any vehicle for [res- 
idents] to come together. With the help of 
Jody Reid, whos a community organizer 
from Catholic Charities, wc started a small 
group, perhaps 35 people." said Swain. 

Swain added that OMI-NIA now com- 
prises some 1,300 people and has hired Reid 
as a staff person. 

The peaceful frolic during the picnic con- 
trasted with the foreboding scene just two 
years ago. 

"The kids wcre scared to death, there 
were shootings, people were afraid to come 
out of their houses," said Swain. 

Looking over the 300 plus participants. 
Swain explained the mechanics used to take 
a community back from drug dealers. 


"One of the things wc started was a drug 
ID program, the only one of its kind in San 
Francisco. Its an anonymous reporting 
form that the community files through 
OMI-NIA to the police," said Swain. "It 
gives people a way to report anonymously 
drug activity occurring on their block." 

The efforts have paid off in the form of 
reduced crime and violence in the 

TThe police] have been able to close 
down numerous crack houses," said Swain. 

"Wc also deal with landlords who rent to 
crack dealers," she said, noting the success- 
ful suit filed in small claims court recently, in 
which a landlord was sued by his neighbors 
on Asthon Avenue for maintaining a notor- 
ious crack house. 

New resident Lou Vecchione, who moved 
to the OMI in April, is enthusiastic about 
the fresh breeze blowing through the 

"In the first week wc were here, wc started 
meeting all our neighbors. It's a good feel- 
ing. Having lived in San Francisco for seven 
years, this is the community I feel most 
comfortable in," he said. 

After feeling isolated in the Mission. Vec- 
chione finds a I.ii.l'i community spirit in 

"Its kind of neat to be part of a group of 
people who are interested in what s going on 
around them," Vecchione said. 

Oceanvicw kids wail for turn on trampoline. 

Mayor's office 
The Mayors office also took the time 
during the celebration to announce its 
efforts to add clout in the neighborhood's 
clean-up effort. 

Claude Evcrhart, deputy mayor for 
governmental services and long-time resi- 
dent of OMI, talked about a new mayors 
branch office to be opened in the district 

"WeYe opening a mayors station here. 
This will be the first one, but we hope to 
open in several neighborhoods," said Evcr- 
hart. "People from the Mayors staff arc 
going to volunteer to come out during non- 
working hours, during the time working 
people need access to City Hall." 

He added: They'll be here to take com- 
plaints, hear peoples positions on issues,, 
give people a sense that theres someone 
from City Hall to listen to them." 

Neighborhood youth gather for festivities ai recent Oceanvicw Play-ground celebration. 




Room on the dance floor has 
City College swinging 

By Diana Carpcnter-Madoshi 

"All right, men line up on the right and 
women on the left," says the instructor, 
reminding some of her class of the physical 
education teacher in grade school— except 
ihen it was "girls and boys." 

But the instructor is not a grade school 
gym teacher, shes Jeanne Strcckfuss, one of 
four City College physical education 
instructors who teach ballroom dance— the 
resurging popular partnrs dancing that has 
caused the sprouting of dance clubs and 
classes throughout the Bay Area. 

When some people think of ballroom 
dance classes they tend to think of older 
adult or senior citizens dancing the waltz or 
fox trot to Lawrence Welk s music under the 
fabled champagne bubbles. 

Yes, the dances are the fox trot, waltz, 
tango, rhumba, cha-cha, salsa and swing, 
but a new crowd is joining the old in a new 
trend or swing in the pendulum. 

"Ballroom dance classes have always 
been popular at the college," says PE 
instructor Lene Johnson, who taught a class 
several years ago. "I had as many as 120 
students in my class." It was a part of the 
original physical education curriculum as 
far back as 1954, only it was called social 
dancing, Johnson recalls. 

Ballroom dances or partner dancing was 
relatively popular until the sixties when rock 
and roll music and dances like the Twist, the 
Swim and the Jerk took over and dominated 
the dance floors throughout the country. 
While it never really disappeared, it was 
relegated to church dances or anniversary 
parties playing big band music. 

Salsa is the latest rage, and at Cesars 
Latin Palace in the Mission, the business is 
brisk as it caters to the crowd that wants to 
dance and ingle. There you can practice the 
rhumba, salsa and tango to live music. 

There are other places like the tea dancing 
at the Hyatt Regency sponsored by the new 
popular big band music station Magic 61 
and dance clubs to practice the newly 
learned steps. 

Students take the classes for a variety of 
reasons. "Its graceful and beautiful, and a 
fun way to exercise," says City College stu- 
dent Tony Hou, who takes ballroom dance 
and folk dancing classes from Streckfuss. 

"Its fun to dress up and go out to dance 
to big band music," says one 20-year-old 
City College student. "Although some of my 
friends can't appreciate it, I go anyway." 

"It was a good way to meet some guls." 
says Sam, who has taken the beginning 
ballroom dance class twice. 

The ages and ethnicities of the classes are 
diverse, yet Pacific Rim students, like the 
students from the Mideast or Egypt were 
yours ago. are in the majority. A lot of 

foreign students gravitated to the classes 
because it was acceptable as a way to 
develop social skill and meet people. 

Another misconception about taking the 
dance classes is that you have to bring your 
own partner. Thats not so. 

In fact. City College instructors discour- 
age couples from dancing with each other all 
the time and insist that students rotate 
partners. "I think the touch dancing has 
become popular because people want to 
have fun that Ls socially acceptable," says 

The popularity of ballroom dance classes 
has grown in the last few years, says Streck- 
fuss. Every day at the college there are 
ballroom dance classes, with the exception 
of Friday and Sunday. The classes fill up 
quickly at the beginning of the semester. 

In comparison to classes off campus, the 
price is right at $5 against $40 to $60 for 

Class sizes have varied from 80 to 40 
students, and still there are people who 
could not get into a class. Some students 
became so irate a petition was circulated to 
increase the number of classes offered. 
Because of the popularity, a rule is now 
applied that no student can take a class more 
than four times. 

For the intimidated and the skeptics, the 
instructors of ballroom dancing say the 
basic two steps of ballroom dancing can be 
applied to all types of music. "The most 
important thing is to hear the beat; stand 
still and listen to the music, you can dance to 
anything," says Streckfuss. 

-7 <-- 

Emergency Broadcast System 
flunks earthquake test y 

Literary magazine 

City Scriplum, City Colleges literary 
magazine, will have its long awaited first 
publication out in November. It is also now 
accepting submissions of poetry and prose 
for the coming second edition. Prose must 
be no more than 2,100 words and poetry, 75 

Type all material double-spaced on 8'/$ x 
1 1 paper and include your name, address, 
and phone number in the upper left hand 
comer. Mail submissions to: City Scripium, 
CCSF, 50 Phelan Avenue, SF. CA 941 12. Or 
bring them to drop boxes at the library 
circulation desk or Batmalc 524. Please 
include a self addressed, stamped envelope 
with your submission. The deadline has 
been extended to November 30. 

—Wing Liu 

By Mark Gleason 

"This is a test of the emergency broadcast- 
ing system. For the next sixty seconds..." 

Most radio listeners are familiar with the 
shrill two-tone blast that follows that somber 
announcement intoning preparedness and 

There are some who say that on October 
17, the day of a 7.1 earthquake in San Fran- 
cisco, the Emergency Broadcasting System 
(EBS) didnl work. 

The reasons vary. 

As disaster struck, most stations were 
knocked off the air for anywhere from a few 
seconds to a few days because of an imme- 
diate power outage. While most stations 
were to remain down for some time, some 
high wattage AM channels with backup 
generators did jump back on the air right 


The information conveyed in the first 
half-hour after the earthquake was similar 
to an image of the entire Bay Area groping 
for a flashlight. 

"I was talking to a friend in a parking lot 
on Ocean Avenue when the quake struck," 
said a City College student. 

"Alter the shaking stopped and I stopped 
shaking. I went over to my car to turn on the 
radio and see what the hell was up. KRQR 
was playing music, and KCBS had people 
calling in and talking about damage," he 

Other listeners wcre treated to similar 
prattle that tied up phone lines and gave 
little concrete information about damage as 
traffic continued to gridlock about the City 

A working Emergency Broadcasting Sys- 
tem could have helped free-up both tele- 
phone lines and traffic lanes during the 
initial hour of emergency. 

Bill Ruck, engineering manager at radio 
station KNBR, activated EBS soon after the 
earthquake, on orders of the San Francisco 
Fire Department. 

General call 

The initial broadcast asked that all police 
and fire personnel report to iheir stations. 

"We are the common program control 
station in this area" said Ruck, referring to 
KNBRs position in the EBS network. 

He said that KCBS and KGO were 
included as EBS broadcasters. 

While keeping people off the phones 
appears to be a difficult task during disas- 
ters, keeping stations on the air may be just 
as daunting. 

"If we had been on the air wc would have 
been knocked off," said Steve Ton of City 
Colleges KCSF. 

Tort said that when the earthquake 
struck, KCSF had transferred the "hard 
wire" broadcast to KPOO. KCSF has no 
EBS facility. 

A spokesman for KPOO said thai the 
radio station was off for a couple of days and 
that "EBS did not work." 

Everyone agreed that a working emer- 
gent y information system can save lives and 
cut down on civic confusion. The debate 
centers on how the system should work. 

On the dav of the quake, while the three 
-primary" EBS stations, KNBR, KCBS and 
KGO, monitored each other's broadcasts, 
old rivalries found their news departments 
competing rather than conveying a "com- 
mon" message to Bay Area listeners. 

Some improvements may be coming. 

James Gabberl is the state chairman of 
the EBS system. In a meeting with Gover- 
nor! ieorgp Deukmejian this week, he hopes 
to iron OUl problems with the network. 

Should the Bay Area face another emer- 

n v hopefully the EBS will pass the test. 


November 2-1 

4 / The Guardsman 


Marcus Uuskin tan. Jean Bain and Erich Von Stroheim. Conlan 
101 Instructor Celia Lighthill, 239-3651. 


Wed, Nov. 15. 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m. 
Film History Master of suspense Alfred Hitch- 
cock directed this 1946 glamorous romance and 
iningue starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Berg- 
man. Conlan 101. Instructor Celia Lighthill. 
I '(.51. 

Watercolor and metal arts 

Fn.. Nov. 3. 10-noon. An Lectures. Instructor 
Allen Brooks speaks aboul watercolor at 10:15 
a m. and instructor Roger Baird speaks on Metal 
Arts Around the World at 11.15 a.m. Visual Arts 
115. Instructor Sharon Pearson, 239-3114. 

Opera previews 

Thurs.. 7-10 p.m. Dr. Murvin Tartak presents a 
fall scries of opera Jecturcs. Orlando Furioso by 
Vivaldi on Nm % DA /wu ohne Schallen by 
Strauss on Nov. 9; and Das Rlieingoldby Wagner 
on Nov. 16. Arts 135. Music Chair Madeline 
Mueller, 239-3641. 

The Frogs 

Fri.-Sai.. Nov. 10-11 and 17-18 ai 8 p.m.; and 
Sun .Nov. 19 al 2:30p.m. Prr/or/ninn \n> W,. > 
Aristophanes' comedy gets the treatment of Ste- 
phen Sondheim and Burt Shcvelovc. Ihe song- 
writmg team responsible for A Funny Thing 
Happened ">i the Way lo the Fonim. Drama 
( hail Don Catc directs with musical direction by 
instructor Michael Shahani I Ittle Theatre Sio 
general: S8 students, senior*, faculty, -aalf, and 
alumni 239-3345 or 239-3132 foi scries brochure 
and discount subscription order lorm. 

Les Mailables— International musi- 
cal sensation based on the Victor Hugo 
novel, runs through Oct. 24 at the Cur- 
run Theatre, 445 Geary St.; special stu- 
dent ticket prices arc offered for all 
performances except Friday and Satur- 
day evenings. The price is SI6, available - 
at box office only with a valid student 

Band contest— Musician magazine* 
Best Unsigned Band Contest. Informa- 
tion and entry forms for the contest can 
be obtained by contacting Musician at 
1-800-999-9988. All entries must be 
received by December 15. 1989. 

Art Auction— Faculty sculpture, 
ceramics, paintings and other media will 
be auctioned Nov. 14-22 in the City Art 
Gullery. V-l 17 City Theatre. 

By Don Hickerson 

"Offensive" was the word used by one 
student critic lo describe some of the 
works of artist Jeanne M. Day, which 
are now on display al City Arts Gallery 
on campus. 

Other students used the words"shock- 
ing" and "horrifying" to describe Day's 
graphic portraits of child battering and 
sexual abuse. One student called Dean 
of Instruction Paul Tang and other 
administrators to complain that an 
exhibit of such sexual expliciincss should 
not be on display where children might 
see it. 

Artist Day wants viewers to have a 
strong emotional reaction to her work. "I 
want people lo confront themselves, lo 
respond to what* going on within them- 
selves about these images." she says, 
"and come away from the exhibit feeling 
that child abuse is something that should 
never, never happen." She agrees that 
some parts of the exhibit are not suitable 
for children. 

Day also hopes that viewers \ 
respond to the totality of her | 
display, as well as that of 
Mark Farmer, and reach a better i 
si. Hiding of their reactions to una 
emotion, spirit and body in art 

Art dept. reacts 

Art dept. Chair Mark Ruiz says | 
administration leaves decisions 
what art lo display up to 

"We make judgments solely on 
quality of the work," says Ruiz, 
lions of content are not with 

He thinks Day* work b quuc 
and that the objections stem fror 
observer not understanding the 
being made. "No work of an uiil 
censored at City College." adds Ruiz.] 

The exhibit, entitled "Figuring ' 
continues at City Arts Gallery, next to 
the Visual Arts Building. 
November 10. 











Mirror images 

Art instructor Agathe Bennich, curator 
of the exhibit, chose City College graduate 
Mark Farmer* soft pastels, charcoal draw- 
ings and single oil portrait to consciously 
offset Day* harsh images. Farmer takes a 
more introspective view in his work, special- 
izing in self-portraiture of many different 
modes and stages in his life. He sees these are 
mirrors of himself which he is inviting view- 
ers to share, hoping that they also will see 

themselves reflected. 

Farmer* greatest challenge in I 
says, "to get beyond the technical | 
which can stiffen and tighten you, to I 
yourself as a human being." 

To do this. Farmer painted a self-[ 
every day for weeks, in addition to hisn 
lar art. Four of these are in the | 
Fanner is now studying at S.F. State 

The exhibit continues at City 
through November 10. 







KCSF " sings the blues" 

Gonna Piss in No Jar and Thelonious 
Monster* Sammy Hagar Weekend can be 
found on the Personics mix. Labels have 
begun to use Personics as an avenue to reach 
listeners by giving customers free tracks 
from their newer signing?, such as Skid 
Row. The Gypsy Kings and Mr. Big. 

Changing attitudes 

Some major labels are reluctant to offer 
lop acts and new releases because they fear 
ihe Personics tapes could cannibalize album 
sales as customers just buy one or two 
individual songs by a favorite artist or band. 

Material from superstars Prince. Dire 
Straits, Van Halcn and Eric Clapton should 
be available shortly as altitudes begin to 
change and the system becomes more 

Personics systems, roughly the size of a 
portable refrigerator, are available at record 
stores throughout the Bay Area. 

i. .mi .in. i produced music 
Fri, Nov. 3,2 p.m. The Computer Club and the 

Music dept. spoasor a MIDI demonstration on 
I lie Amiga computer by Brian Furgis. Arts 133. 

By Christie Angelo 

KCSF, City College* on-campus radio 
station, gets the blues. 

The first ever blues show debuted on 
Tuesday, October 24. at 2 p.m. Disc jockey 
Gloria Young hosts the weekly show every 
Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Young will showcase blues music from ihe 
1920* to the present. Growing up with the 
blues, she has developed an ear and a tasle 
for what she terms "real" blues. Artists such 
as B.B. King and her favorite, Bobby Blue 
Bland, were featured in her home, while her 
father was within earshot. Young 
remembers waking her father from a dead 
sleep by playing anything that wasn't consi- 
dered blues. 

A full-time student and psychology 
major. Young fell into doing the show by 
accident. "I sort of bumped into the broad- 
casting studio and was surprised to learn 
that there was no blues show on the station," 
she recalls. 

Department Chair Phil Brown suggested 
she start one up herself. "I found myself 
going over ihe idea in my mind over and 
over. 1 love the blues and would love nothing 
better than to play them for everyone* 
enjoyment," she adds. 

Initiative pays ofT 

After taking the appropriate production 
classes. Young picked up the ball and walked 
with it, right into the station* program. "You 
really need to initiate things yourself and 
' geiyour own balls rolling," Young advises. 
"No one's going to ask you twice." 

Young also receives support from a good 
friend who does the blues show on KPOO. 
The two often went club hopping together 
to the different blues shows. There are only 
three mainstream, well-known Bay Area 
blues shows, according to Young. 

The first show had Young a little nervous, 
but she found herself "hatin'" four ofclock 
and the end of her first broadcast. This 
mother of four dedicated several songs to 
her 10-year-old, whose birthday was on 

Some of the artists you can count on 
hearing on the show will include Elmore 
James, Memphis Slim, Memphis Minnie, 
Koko Taylor, Ella James and Aretha Frank- 
lin* early music. 

Young feels this opportunity is like a 
dream realized and she is having a ball doing 
it. "This experience has really boosted my 
self-confidence," she says. "It* something I 
would have spent my whole life wanting to 
do and feeling sorry I didnl." 

Blues tells truth 

Young would like lo lei everyone know 
that the blues is not about sadness and 
depression alone, bul the "truths" of those 

"The reason 1 like the blues so much is 
because they are truths about happiness, 
fove and the pain of living," she says. "The 
blues arc the hardships of trials and tribula- 
tions, but they arc also about the triumph of 
getting through these trials." 

Again, you can hear Young* enthusiastic 
voice every Tuesday at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on 
KCSF, 90.9 on your FM Viacom cable dial. 
No doubt it'll be a show lhai will be listening 

Photo by 

Dueling CCSF pianists 
execute Mozart and Evans 

By Don Hickerson 

The Arts Building was rocked lasi week 
with something besides aftershocks. 

A piano recital, an event many of us donX 
consider very thrilling, generated enough 
excitement to draw 45 people at II a.m. to a 
program mixing classical music with jazz, 
and using two-hand, four-hand and two- 
piano-duet techniques. 

Stealing the show with a flashy, "molto 
expressivo" rendition of Beethoven* Sonata 
in A-fiat, Opus 110, was young Mei-Mei 
Lue, only three months in town from her 
native China. She was a little nervous 
because this was her first U.S. recital, but 
her technical excellence and charismatic 
playing style more than made up for a few 
bobbles in the piece. 

Lue, a graduate student in music, is stud- 
ying English at City College and hopes to 
continue her music studies at S.F. State or 
the S.F Conservatory for a career as a 
concert performer. 

Joining Lue for Lennox Berkeley* Noc- 
turne for Two Pianos was veteran pianist 
and music student Alan Dunn. Dunn, also a 
member of the City College Choir, worked 
well with his spirited young colleague, com- 
plementing her playing with a vigorous style 
of his own. 

Lue was also joined by Winnie Low in a 
competent four-hand rendition of the famil- 
iar Mozart piece A Little Night Music. 

memorable as the musical itBOT 
Stephen Sondheim* Broadway sh 
same name. 

Also performing was WftS 
retired professional musician whOL 
lin in the City College Emeritus Un 
and has been teaching himself piano* 
past two years. He and DunnopflJ 
recital with a four-handed pcrlomw* 
Pachelbel* Canon in D. and Fi " 
the show with the contemporaryJ 
Peri Scope by Bill Evans. This wa! 
"maiden voyage" in recital as a pu 
his performance was good. aUISf 
what lacking in the spontaneity 1 
on the violin. 

City College 
This recital was one of a sentJ \ 
the work of Cu> College musu' 
Dunn put it, "let us make out 
public." He said thai "some « 
you should only play a pie "' ] 
you've practiced it for at least t< 

But Dunn said he sees recitals » 
ing factors pushing musicians 

Music teacher Sigi Isham. wnoi 
event and teaches this group °» 
said the next recital will be on 
D«embcr 7. and will include a dot"* 
piece by Lue and Franco as wcu 
piano pieces. 

November 2-15, 1989 


The Guordsman/5 

New beginning 

Rams explode past CSM, 34-19; v ri laii** r* 

prepare for CGG rivals at home Wom * n s basketball gets new life 

lh John Williamson 

How's this Tor a footballs stat? In road 
games following a week layoff, the City 
College Rams arc undefeated. 

In fact, both of the team* wins this season 
have come in this situaiioa 

The most recent win was this past Satur- 
day. After a week off due to the earthquake, 
the Rams picked up their second victory 
and, more importantly, evened their league 
record at 1-1, with an impressive fourth 
quarter comeback to beat the San Mateo 
College Bulldogs 34-19. 

The Rams came out strong in the first 
quarter, scoring on a 16-yard TD pass from 
Sam Peoples to Ishmael Thomas. After the 
Bulldogs came back for a score of their own, 
ihe Rams' Rodney Clemente returned the 
kickoff 87 yards down the left sideline for six 

After that, however, the City College 
offense took a snooze for a couple of 

Outstanding defense 

Fortunately for the Rams, the defense 
responded with a tremendous game, keep- 
ing the team within striking distance until 
the offense finally received its wakeup call in 
the fourth quarter. 

While the front line kept the pressure on 
the Bulldog quarterback, sacking him three 
limes, the defensive backs played their best 
game of the season. In fact, a case could be 
made for nominating Raymond Bowles and 
Bemie Owens for game MVP honors. 

Bowles was a madman, knocking down 
passes all over the field, not to mention his 
acrobatic interception. Owens picked off 
two passes, both of them in the end zone, 
killing potential scoring drives. Linebacker 
Michael Hambrick got into the act with an 
interception as well. 

Wake up call 

The alarm clock went off early in the 
fourth quarter after San Mateo kicked a 
field goal to go up by a score of 19-13. The 
Rams took over on their own 17-yard-line; 
fullback Leroy Perkins (22 carries for 92 
yards; five receptions for 77 yards) took over 
the game. 

After the game, Perkins gave the under- 
statement of the day, saying, "They told me 
to run the ball, I ran the ball hard." 

Perkins handled the ball on almost every 
play of the drive, starting with a screen pass 
that he turned into a 20-yard gain. He broke 
runs of 19 and 10 yards before the drive 

LeRoy Perkins' fourth quarter heroics helped the Rams gain a 34-19 victory 
over College of San Mateo. 

ground to a halt at the Bulldog 18-yard-line. 
The field goal attempt that followed would 
be the turning point of the game. 

The holder, Chris Antipa, had to stand up 
to field the bad snap. He tried to put the ball 
down for the kick but realized it was loo late. 
Antipa rolled out to his left, looked to his 
right and found (who else?) Perkins wide 
open in the end zone to catch the go-ahead 
scoring toss. 

Antipa handled the broken play so 
smoothly that after the game, a few San 
Mateo players congratulated the Rams on 
running the fake field goal so successfully. 

Talking about the effect the play had on 
ihe team. Peoples said, "Were a young team 
and everybody's looking for a leader ... 
somebody needs to step up, and Chris made 
the motivating play. Everybody got moti- 
vated and after that it was just like clock- 
work, boom, boom, boom." 

A good example of just how fired up ihe 
offensive line was came on the Rams' next 

possession. With the ball on the San Mateo 
nine-yard-linc and a yard lo go for the first 
down, the play called was a quarterback 
sneak. But ihe Rams' line blew the Bulldog 
defense so far off the line of scrimmage that 
instead of just picking up the first down. 
Peoples was able lo practically walk into the 
end zone. 

The Rams scored the game clincher on a 
patented Peoples "111 throw it as hard as I 
can and you go get it" pass to Lionel Blan- 
son that covered 72 yards. 

The win was a big one for the Rams, 
because now with a win against Diablo 
Valley College (DVQ this Saturday, they'll 
be right back in the hunt for the league title. 
This might be a difficult task, however, since 
DVC is ranked in the top 10 in the state. 

The Rams' players aren't worried though, 
especially Perkins. "We know we have to 
finish the saeson 5-0 to win the league and 
that* our goal," he said. "We know we can 
beat anybody if we just get to it." 

By Tito Estrada 

After the departure of Tom Giusto as 
coach of City College* women* basketball 
team in the summer of 1988, the program 
has gone into a state of limbo. 

A new program is now beginning lo 
emerge with a new coach at its helm, and 
there is hope that the sport, which has been 
absent from women* athletics for its second 
season, will be back for the 1990-91 season. 

The new coach is Peg Grady, who is 
hoping to revive the program which Giusto 
coached successfully from 1979 to 1988. 
Grady was first given Ihe new full-time 
position in 1988 after she was chosen by the 
college over Giusto for the job. Grady 
resigned soon after due to pregnancy. 

The vacancy was filled by Maureen 
Hogan. The 1988-89 team had a lack of 
eligible players and the coach left the pro- 
gram. There has not been any women* 
program until now with Grady* return to 
the position as a part-time coach. 


Grady* background includes coaching 1 1 
years at Placer High School in Aubum with 
a 168-46 record, seven championships, and 
nine tournament of champion playoffs. 
Grady also coached four Northern Califor- 
nia All-Star teams. This is her first year at 
the college level. 

Grady says that her competition basket- 
ball class is basically one of rebuilding. "We 
arc trying to start from ground zero," she 
says, referring to her freshman class and 
reconstruction program. 

The team will be a club team, Grady 
explains, so it will not be recognized as a 
college team. Although the team will play 

Women's volleyball 

against other teams, it will not be playing 
within league competition. The games 
played will not go toward the Golden Gale 
Conference record. 

Grady says that since her City College 
team is a relatively fresh one. it will need to- 
build itself up before entering any official 

The program will provide on-court exper- 
ience to students and may be the "place to 
start" for the new players. 

Giusto coached the women* team for 
nine years until 1988 and compiled a 154-93 
record (a .623 winning percentage). He was 
voted Golden Gate Conference Coach in 
1986-87 and 1987-88. Yet. after all his suc- 
cess, Giusto was not selected for the new 
full-time coaching position and was 


Sue Conrad, women* athletic director, 
says that Giusto, who was seeking the full- 
time position, was "released from coaching 
responsibilities" after Grady was chosen for 
the job. No specific reason was given for his 
denial of the position. 

Giusto, who now works in the South 
Gym as an assistant men* basketball coach, 
says he put "a lot of hard work" into the 
women* basketball program. His hard work 
got his team ranked in the top 20 statewide 
for his final four years and in the top 10 his 
final two. 

Giusto* departure may have caused the 
basketball program to suffer, deterring 
many potential students from joining. The 
former coach notes that the program had a 
good group of kids coming into the 1988-89 
season which never materialized. The class 
was cancelled because of a lack of eligible 

students joining the team. Because there was 
no learn Ihe previous semester, Grady* 
rebuilding class was formed this semester to 
gel players ready for the 1990-91 season. 

Giusto cannot understand the problem 
the North Gym has had in recruiting stu- 
dents to the team, that "out of 29,000 stu- 
dents, how you can\ gel 10." 

Giusio is disappointed with the basket- 
ball situation. "I feel sorry for the kids 
because they have no program." 


Grady acknowledges that the department 
has been unable to reach enough students 
for the program. She wants more people to 
be aware and encourages anyone interested 
in her basketball class to join, even those 
who think thai their "skills are not good 

Grady* class is presently focusing on 
developing basic skills and il will begin prac- 
tice on November 13. The first game, 
according to Grady, will be on December 7. 
and the playing season will be through Feb- 
ruary 15. There will be a total of 16 games, 
but the complete schedule, Grady adds, is 
still being worked on. 

Anyone interested in further details can 
call Peg Grady at the North Gym at 
239-3149 or 239-3427 or can leave a note 
with a name, address, and phone number in 
her mailbox. 

Information on eligibility requircmenls 
can be obtained by contacting Sue Conrad 
at 239-3419. 

Note; There will be a basketball class 
beginning in (he spring of 1990 for begin- 
ning and intermediate players dealing with 
individual skills. 

Ram's sweep past Laney 


By Kris Mitchell 

It was a serene evening at City College on 
October 25— not a cloud in the dark sky. 

Yet. there was a cloud hovering over the 
North Gym when the women* volleyball 
team rained on the visiting team from Laney 

Like the recently played World Series, the 
Rams brought the broom out of Ihe closet to 
sweep Laney in three straight games of the 
best of five series match. 

Woman is no "token" on City College soccer team 


years of hard work and dedication to the sport have made Cindi Varkevisser 
one of the "guys" on City College's soccer team. 

By John Williamson 

While most of the City College socccr 
leam gets dressed in the South Gym, one 
member of the team has to go over to the 
North Gym— the girls' locker room. Cindi 
Varkevisser (that* 21 points' worth of Scrab- 
ble letters) is the first girl to play in league 
competition on a City College men* team. 

Although Varkevisser is not on the start- 
ing learn, she* far from a token. In fact, in 
the department of soccer know-how, few 
men on the team are her equal. 

The main reason is thai Varkevisser has a 
lifetime of organized soccer experience 
behind her. While growing up across the bay 
in Concord, she joined her first soccer team 
when she was only eight years old. She 
continued lo play in the girls' competition 
leagues until she was ineligible at age 18. 

Aficr that, Varkevisser spent some lime 
playing in mixed leagues in Concord, but 
she found that to be a bad experience. 
Besides, there were a lot of fights, and most 
of the men didn't want to play with the 


"I pretty much had to steal the ball away 
from my own team before I got their 
respect," Varkevisser says. 

Last spring was Varkevisser* first semes- 
ter at City College. She promptly signed up 
for soccer class and that was when she 
approached coach Mitchell Palacio about 
playing on the City College soccer team. 

"1 didnt know if I'd have the guts at first," 
she says. 

But it was Coach Palacio* supportive 
response that encouraged Varkevisser to go 
ahead and give it a try. "If he hadn't been so 
supportive," she concludes. "I wouldn't have 

But Varkevisser was smart enough to 
realize that getting the support from the 
coach was only half the battle. After all, he* 
not the one who might or might not pass her 
the ball during a game. 

"I asked the guys 1 was playing with if I 
could play on the team, what would they 
think about it? They were very supportive 
about il loo," she says. 

John Williamson/Commentary 

Sampson's long tireless road 

By John Williamson 

Aristotle defined a tragedy as follows: 
first, the tragic figure must be bigger than 
life and, second, he must be brought down 
through no fault of his own. These were the 
guidelines followed by William Shakespeare 
when he wrote his great tragedies. 

Well, move over, Julius Caesar. Take a 
hike, Macbeth. WeVe gotia make room for 
Ralph Sampson. 

Who belter fits the definition than the 
7'4" Sampson? He ruled college basketball 
like few before him. He then look his success 
with him to the NBA with good results. And 
then the villains entered the play, bad knees. 

Betrayed by a body that would no longer 
do what was once routine. Sampson* fall 
was completed last month when the Golden 
Stale Warriors wrote him off like a business 
trip, trading him lo the Sacramento Kings 
for Jim Peterson, a journeyman forward 
(also with bad knees) who was once Samp- 
son* backup. 

The rise 

When he arrived at the University of 
Virginia, Sampson possessed an impressive 
combination of size and mobility. At 7' 4" he 
ran the court like a guard. He developed a 
lob-jam that sent women and children, not 
lo mention opponents, running for shelter. 
He led the Cavaliers to a 112-23 record 
during his four years there. He joined Oscar 

Robertson and Bill Walton as the only play- 
ers ever to be named College Player of the 
Year three years in a row. 

The Houston Rockets made Sampson the 
first player taken in the 1983 draft. He was 
named Rookie of the Year and at the 85 AU- 
Star game he was ihe MVP. Bui that seems 
like a lifetime ago. 

The fall 
One of the most vivid reminders of Ralph 
Sampson's demise is on my face. At this time 
last year, I decided to grow a beard just to sec 
what it looked like. And to make sure thai ii 
was only temporary, I made a deal with 
myself; the beard would come off ihe day 
after Sampson* first 20 point game of the 

Well, he came close a couple of times but 
the whiskers lasted the whole season. Fortu- 
nately, IVe grown to like them. 

Not that Sampson didnt try; he did. He 
tried like hell. Bui after three knee surgeries 
in two years, his greatest weapon, mobility, 
had been taken from him 

Early in his career. Sampson would often 
run the fast break like a point guard. The 
only way he could have kept up with a fast 
break last season was if Roscanne Ban and 
William Conrad were his teammates. As for 
ihe legendary lob-jams, Sampson had a 
hard lime leaping high enough to roll a Coke 
bottle under his feel. 

No complaints 

Through it all, however, Sampson held his 
head high and didn't complain. He worked 
hard lo get back into game shape in time for 
the play-offs. And then he sal. Game after 
game he sat. 

Then there was an incident in the play- 
offs thai seemed to sum up the season for 
Ralph Sampson. Il was the fourth game of 
the scries against the Phoenix Suns and the 
Warriors, down three games to one, were 
getting pounded as Sampson sat chained lo 
the bench. 

Throughout the series the press had 
already been suggesting that head coach 
Don Nelson might at least iry putting 
Sampson in. After all, whether he can jump 
or nol, a man who Is 7' 4* is bound lo gel a 
rebound or two. 

In the third quarter, with the Warriors 
getting clobbered on the boards, even the 
Coliseum crowd began chanting, "We want 
Ralph!" Finally, at the start of the fourth 
quarter, with the Suns up by 20 points and 
firmly in control, Sampson was put in the 

It was obviously a token gesture, the 
game already lost. Sampson look the floor 
and fought the windmills admirably, but he 
was a long way from the University of 

So one might guess thai* it for Ralph 
Sampson. WeVe seen the last of him. But 1 
donl think so. In spite of the fact that every 
lime I look in the mirror I sec a beard, I'm 
prepared to say the unthinkable. Ralph 

Sampson can still play basketball. 

Realistic expectations 

For starters, the Kings have realistic 
expectations. Head coach Jerry Reynolds 
has said that what they want from Sampson 
is 20-25 minutes a game, some shot blocking 
defense in the low post, and on offense, hell 
play in the high post and use his passing 
skills, which are excellent for a big man. 

More important, however, is the caliber of 
players surrounding Sampson. His new 
teammates include: 

Danny Ainge: The Boston Celtics traded 
Aingc for youth, which insinuates that they 
considered Ainge lo be old. 

Wayman Tisdale: With the Indiana Pac- 
ers, Tisdale was relegated to coming off the 
bench. He feels he never got the chance lo 
show what he could do. 

Kenny Smith: The best point guard in the 
league that no one knows about. Smith is an 
explosive player in a media vacuum. 

Pervis Ellison: Many people, including 
the Kings fans, think the Kings wasted the 
first pick in the draft on the 6'9" center out 
of Louisville. 

What do all these guys have to do with 
Ralph Sampson? Only this: the Kings are 
loaded with players who have something to 
prove, just like Sampson. Scary, huh? 

So maybe we have a tragedy, maybe we 
donl. I dont know if Aristotle ever said what 
youre supposed to call the story if the tragic 
figure gets to laugh last. 

Laney College rallied back from a 12-6 
Rams lead to 13-11. But their attempt to 
overtake the Rams in the first game failed 
when the Rams scored two quick points to 
claim a victory. 

The Rams had a slow start in the second 
game when minor mistakes caused Laney to 
take a 5-0 lead over them. But soon after, the 
Rams moved ahead of Laney to stay, and 
took the second game by a 15-10 score. 


After Laney quickly established a 2-0 
lead in what would soon become the final 
game, the Rams snatched and held onto the 
lead to win the match with a 15-4 score. 

The Rams now have a 2-1 record in ihe 
conference after beating Skyline College 
and losing to Chabot College of Hayward. 

The Rams had previously won first place 
in the Solano Invitational Tournament in 
September, they were undefeated in the 

"It was an easy win, we were much better 
than Laney," said Coach Susan Conrad. 
"They were a generally weak team both 
offensively and defensively, but that is what 
happens when you are in inexperienced 

For now, Varkevisser admits that the big- 
gest problem she has is with herself. "I know 
I'm the only girl oul there," she says. 

During the preseason games, Varkevisser 
has had to overcome the intimidation from 
opposing players. In the team* first game, 
against Los Medanos College, she entered 
the game in the second half just as City 
College was about to take a comer kick. As 
soon as she had reached her position near 
the opposition* goal, Varkevisser was 
promptly pushed to the turf. 

At first these attempts to intimidate Var- 
kevisser were successful, but now she says 
she* gotten used to it. In fact. Coach Palacio 
thinks that she has not only learned to take 
it, but has learned to dish it out as well. 

On the other hand, there are also oppos- 
ing players who seem to tryto take it easy on 
Varkevisser, not wanting to bully up on a 
girl. She has no reservations about laking 
advantage of these situations. If they aren't 
going to lake her seriously. Varkevisser says, 
"that* their own fault." 

As far as her own teammates go, they 

Photo by Edmund Lee 
a spike from Laney College, scoring a 
point for the Rams. 

seem to have accepted Varkevisser as just 
another player on the team. Although one 
would think that there would be a lot of 
joking about having a girl on the team, she 
says that isnt so. "They razz me for being a 
player, or if I do something stupid, but not 
for being a girl." 

Thai* not to say there havent been some 
awkward moments. For example, there was 
the time Varkevisser had to try on her uni- 
form in the men* locker room; or the time 
she got hurt and had to be taken to the 
trainer* room, which, of course, is also in 
the men* locker room. 

Now thai the preseason games are pasl 
and league play has begun. Varkevisser* 
playing time will probably be reduced. 
Although a talented player, she doesnX have 
the speed that the other forwards on the 
team have. But being on the second siring 
doesn't put a deni in her optimistic attitude. 

"There* a couple of other guys that arc 
second stringers," Varkevisser says. "You see 
them play for two or three minutes and they 
play their hearts oul. and youre inspired. 
Hopefully, I do the same thing." 

Sports Calendar 


Saturday, Nov. 4, Diablo Valley at CCSF. 1:00 
Saturday. Nov. 11, Chabot at Chabot. 7:00 


Friday, Nov. 3. Marin at CCSF. 3:00 
Tuesday. Nov. 7. Napa at CCSF. 3:00 

Women's Volleyball 

Friday, Nov. 3, San Jose at CCSF. 7:00 

Wednesday. Nov. 8. West Valley at VWC, 7:00 

Friday, Nov. 10. Laney at Laney. 7:00 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, DVC at CCSF. 7:00 


Friday. Nov. 3. Golden Gate Conference Championships 
at Crystal Springs: Women 2:30, Men 3:15 

Friday. Nov. 10. Nor-Cal Championships 
at Woodward Park, Fresno 

Men's Basketball 

Friday, Nov. 10. Alameda N.A.S. at CCSF 7:30 
Tuesday, Nov. 14, UC Berkeley Club at CCSF. 7:30 

6The Guardsman 




Tola) enrollment rose 6.9 pcrccnl over last 
year The changes for ihe above individual 
categories over last year were negligible 
(about zero percent) or about one percent, 
with the exception of a drop in two percent for 
Koreans from 1,420 to 1,029. Afro-American 
enrollment remains fairly constant at 2,598 
versus 2,419 last year, (he drop of 42.56 per- 
cent from 1982 to 1988 was such a serious 
concern that it prompted the launching of an 
African American Achievement Program 
(see The Guardsman. Oct. 12-25). 

The Weekly Student Contact Hours 
( WSCH) was up 7.5 percent from 232,728.9 to 
250,156.4 hours. A formula turns the WSCH 
into an ■Average" Daily Attendance (ADA), 
which the state uses in determining how much 
to fund each community college— hence the 
importance of Census Day and why instruc- 
tors take attendance. The other census. Cen- 
sus II, is scheduled for October 31. 

Multicultural Festival 

The Associated Student Council sponsors a 
Multi-Cultural Festival with campus clubs to 
"hopefully bridge differences— racial differen- 
ces — on campus" in light of the racism on 
campus (see The Guardsman. Sept. 28-Oct. 
II) so people gain "a more positive view of 
differences that exist between the cultures," 
said ASC President Jacynthia Willis. Planned 
for the November 14-15 event are ethnic enter- 
tainment and food tables by clubs, who will 
gel to keep all the profitss. Tentatively 
planned for Ram Plaza outside the cafeteria, 
it may move to the lower level of the Student 
Union due to weather. 

Sixth graders visit college 

About 40 sixth graders from nearby Sun- 
nyside School at Foerster and Hearst Streets 
will visit City College on November 9 to learn 
about college and career opportunities. They 
are the first beneficiaries of the colleges new 
outreach program to San Francisco public 
school sixth graders to reach them early and 
give them the vision that they can attend 
college. Helping to underwrite the program is 
the October 12 donation of S 1.000 from Com- 
munity College District Governing Board 
member Robert Varni, a past president of the 
Foundation of the City College of San Fran- 
cisco. (See "Foundation" story in this issue.) 

In the morning, they will visit the Music, 
Art, Physics, Biological Science, and Hotel 
and Restaurant departments. After lunch in 
the cafeteria with Vami, they will view an 
afternoon slide show about course offerings in 
vocational and professional fields. 


to Eugene W. Mead, a City College sociol- 
ogy instructor of 36 years, who died Sep- 
tember 24 in the UCLA Medical Center at the 
age of 71 Mead was retired and is survived by 
his two sons, Chris and Randy, and his com- 
panion, Eleanor Eagan. The family prefers 
donations to a favorite charily. 

—Wing Uu 


District ranks fifth in City charity drive Oakland quake damage 

But City College division 
lags behind 

By Wing Liu 

After the October 17 earthquake wreaked 
havoc, destroying homes and displacing 
people, the community responded gener- 
ously to help the recovery. 

The San Francisco Community College 
District helps lead the way in city depart- 
ments participating in the annual San Fran- 
cisco County Combined Charities Drive, 
which has been extended lo November 17. 

During the first week of the campaign, 
the district ranked fifth in contributions 
with $7,846; the Recreation and Park depl. 
led with $13,645. according to an October 27 
report. The city set an all-time first-week 
record of SI40.II3 in donations— a 388 per- 
cent increase over about $36,000 last year. 

More recent figures for the district show 
that 168 employees have given $12,017.50, 
or 60 percent toward its goal of $20,000, 
from October 9 to October 27, according to 
Frank Mah and Gilbert Lopez of the Per- 
sonnel Office, who are charily coordinators 
for ihe district. "Given the size of our district, 
we have the potential to surpass at least two 
of the departments ahead of us," according 
(o Mah. 

AS. Notes 

By Kris Mitchell and Wing Liu 

At its October 23 meeting, the Associated 
Student Council voted to allocate $7,500 for 
emergency lighting for the Science Building. 
The vote was 11 in favor, with Martha 
Cobbins abstaining. 

Cobbins later resigned at ihe meeting 
partly due to a disagreement over the 
number of students allowed to be sponsored 
for the Cal-SACC (California Student Asso- 
ciation of Community Colleges) conference 
in Los Angeles on November 10. 

In an 1 1— I vote (Cobbins against), the 
council approved $1,770 for six students, 
including ASC President Jacynthia Willis, 
lo attend the conference for student leaders. 
The other representatives picked in a ran- 
dom drawing to attend were Guardsman 
reporter Kris Mitchell and council members 
Manuel Ellison, Deborah Emlaelu, Charles 
Frazier, and Laurett Hamilton. 

(For more on the resignation and Cal- 
SACC, see "Resignation" story in this issue, 
and see the "Lighting" article for more on 
:ihat topic.) 

Also, the council recognized the Inier- 
Varsily Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and 
Badminton Club as ongoing clubs. They 
also approved the first allocations of $250 to 
the Soccer Club, IVCF, and the Badminton 

At the October 25 meeting, the council 
recognized ihe Chinese Christian Student 
Fellowship as an ongoing club. It also allo- 
cated $250 each to the Russian Club and the 
Associat ion of Engineering Students ( AES). 
The October 27 executive (closed) session 
meeting was primarily opened to ihe presi- 
dents of recognized club organizations to 
discuss Multi-Cultural Festival, to take 
place on November 14-15 on Ram Plaza 
.[outside the cafeteria or in the Student Union 
:lower level in case of bad weather. 

The lasl festival ran into trouble because 
clubs didn't respond to letters in time. The 
council wanted representatives from the 
clubs lo regularly attend meeiings. Willis 
said the A.S. constitution allowed the flexi- 
bility of having substitute reps, and she also 
warned ofthe past practice of culling off the 
clubs second allocation of $250 after six 
unexcuscd absences. 

The council discussed whether the Book 
Loan Program should keep its collection of 
textbooks, or sell ihem and use Ihe money 
for vouchers. ASC faculty advisor Vester 
Flanagan, dean of Student Activities, 
expressed concern that the books were sil- 
ling unused, were hard lo or nol being 
matched with students, and losing value in 
jthc meantime. He suggested selling the 

While Book Loan Committee Chair 
Kathy Watson and Willis boih agreed with 
Flanagan, Willis advised Watson to consult 
the other committee members before 

The Associated Student Council plans an 
earthquake relief drive for the displaced 
citizens of Walsonville, Santa Cruz, and 
Oakland near the Cypress Street exit on 
October 30-November 17. Send money pay- 
able to the CCSF Associated Students 
Earthquake Relief Fund c/o ASC faculty 
advisor Vcslcr Flanagan, dean of Student 
Aciivities, Box SU205 or Room 205 in the 
Studenl Union. 

The district office broke the bank, for a 
good cause, with $4,219 from 63 donors— 
141 percent of its target of $3,000. The 
Centers Division responded with $5,788.50 
from 79 donors, for 64.3 percent of its $9,000 
goal. City College is lagging with 26 donors 
for $2,010, which is only 25.1 percent of its 
goal of $8,000. 

"1 wish we could gel better participation 
from both staff and faculty, especially in 

RESIGNATION continued 

"I never sat on the A.S. Council to vole 
against something that is right for the stu- 
dents, and I never will. I will go along with 
anyone whose points are valid. On the other 
hand. if their technique is wrong [in the case 
of Bess], I will have no other choice but to 
have a second judgment," said Charles Fraz- 
ier, a council member who had contem- 
plated resigning from the council earlier in 
the semester. 

"I am still unsure of whether I should 
remain on the council, due lo the demands 
of my education," continued Frazier. 

Cobbins stated that she thinks thai there 
may possibly be some upcoming problems 
with other council members. Yet, after her 
resignation, the meetings continue to run 

Cobbins is also unsure as lo whether she 
will run for council member— on any 
slate— next semester. 

"If I am sure thai 1 can make a change, 
then I will consider it," she said. 

BLOOD continued X 

Bui in Aprils blood drive sponsored by 
the Associated Students Council, contro- 
versy erupted over the offering of $100 and 
$50 to the two campus clubs with the most 
donors. (See The Guardsman, March 30- 
April 12 and April 27-May 10 issues.) The 
council later rescinded the prize money, 
which had been a past practice. But the 
withdrawal, and exclusion of some clubs, 
may have caused a 25 percent drop in 

First, the prize offer violated Irwin 
Memorial^ guidelines against paying 
donors, which is also the position of the 
entire American Association of Blood 
Banks. Also, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance 
(GALA), while supporting the blood drive, 
objected to the guidelines which didn't allow 
the club to compete for the prizes. The Black 
Student Union (BSU) also objected lo the 
guidelines, which refuse blood from "a male 
who has had sex with another male once or 
more times since 1977" and emigrants "from 
Haiti or Sub-Saharan Africa including 
islands off the coast of Africa," among other 

"There were a lot of hard feelings lasl 
lime." said Kelly, who was not involved with 
that drive. 

"We'd like to work more closely with the 
groups," she said. She wants to approach 
GALA and the student groups with the idea 
that, if there is an award, it will be for getting 
involved, not for donating blood. Irwin 
Memorial has allowed this in the past. 

•\ I v. in s a need for blood 
The blood drive may be over, but "there* 
always a need for blood," said Kelly. 

"Every morning, were low in blood. Were 
not up to what we want — 400 units a day." 
Potential donors can call for an appoint- 
ment at 567-6400, extension 400. The head- 
quarters for the Irwin Memorial Blood 
Centers is al 270 Masonic Avenue near 
Turk, and is open 8 a.m. lo 8 p.m., Monday 
through Thursday, and 8 am. to 4 p.m., 
Friday and Saturday. Irwin* Downtown 
Center is al 220 Montgomery near Bush, 
Suite 483, and is open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
Tuesday and Thursday and 7:30 a.m. lo 1:30 
p.m., Wednesday and Friday. 

terms of numbers," said Dean of Instruction 
Keith Kerr, pledge representative at Cily 
College. "If everyone pledges $26, or$l each 
pay period [the minimum], we would make 
the goal." 

Kerr said "the earthquake definitely had 
an effect on the campaign"— about 10 per- 
cent, he estimates. The publicity could have 
been belter, loo. The quake cancelled the 
October 19 College Council meeting which 
he counted on to inform department heads, 
so they could tell their faculty.. 

Kerr said the district office did so well 
because it followed ihe "industrial or govern- 
ment model" where the people go lo ihe 
same office every day and report lo a super- 
visor who explains the campaign to them. 
The college personnel don\ often report to 
Ihe department chairs. 

"Traditionally, staff and faculty respond 
over a period of several months. They don't 
pay altcntion lo dates," said Kerr. He still 
processes the contributions coming in after 
the end of campaigns, which dont appear in 
ihe official campaign results. 

San Francisco is more diverse with dona- 
tions. In the first week of the campaign, 
2,064 cily (109 CCD) employees gave 
$16,531 (718) lo CHAP, $69,428 (4,314) lo 
Uniled Way. $11,204 (675) to BABUF, 
$13,603 (547) lo EFC, $6,412 (348) to ISA, 
$2,497 (197) to Progressive Way. and $3,938 
(1,047) to other charities. City employees 
preferred to donate by payroll deductions 
rather than cash (18 percent of total) contri- 
butions while District workers gaave out 
more cash (28 percent). 

Alternatives to United Way 

This is the second year the district is 
participating with other Cily departments 
in the Combined Charities Campaign, 
which includes the United Way of the Bay 
Area, Combined Health Appeal of Califor- 
nia (CHAP). Bay Area Black United Fund 
(BABUF), Environmental Federation of 
California (EFC). International Services 
Agency (ISA), and the Progressive Way. 
Last year, 8,000 city employees donated over 
$300,000, breaking all previous records, and 
the goal is $400,000 this year. 

A UPI article in the October 16 San 
Francisco Chronicle notes that "More than 
100 alternatives to the United Way cam- 

Food collection for People with AIDS 

Food stuffs such as peanut butter, pasta, 
canned peas or com, brown rice, and other 
healthy food items as well as shampoo, toilet 
paper, and vitamin C arc in great demand. Please 
bring Ihese, and other donation for the S.F. AIDS 
Foundation Food Bank, lo collection boxes at the 
Student Health Center. Bungalow 201 

paign arc soliciting contributions for about 
2,000 charities lhat receive no United Way 
funds, (he National Committee for Respon- 
sive Philanthropy said Saturday." They 
expect to raise $105 million in 1989. a major 
expansion from $38 million in 1982. By 
comparison, "Uniled Way campaigns raised 
$2.78 billion in 1988. iwo-lhirds of it from 
workplace solicitations." 


The leader in district donations is Chan- 
cellor Hilary Hsu, according to Mah. At 
City College, "Some of our classified staff 
make very generous contributions," said 
Kerr. "Sometimes the most generous con- 
tributors come from staff with the most 
modest salaries." 

Lopez donated six bottles of wine, as did 
Art Luhman from the district office, toward 
the $580 of donated prizes for the district. 
Also, Head of Centers Certificated Services 
Burl Toler, who moonlights as an NFL refe- 
ree, threw in six 49er T-shirts for the raffle 
among contributors. The H & R depl. 
donated two luncheons, the Photography 
dept. will take a free portrait, and Ornamen- 
tal Horticulture has green and blooming 
plants. Prizes at the city level included 
tickets for the World Series, the 49ers, and 
the Recreation and Park events. 

Students welcome 

Studenl employees are also encouraged 
to contribute to the campaign though there 
are none so far that Kerr is aware of. 

"We'd like lo see everybody get behind 
this campaign for the benefit of our com- 
munity and the less fortunate," said Kerr. "It 
gives you a good feeling when you 

Pledge representatives are Kerr 
(239-3362) at City College, Maxwell Gillette 
(239-3015) al the Centers Division, and Jun 
Timbol (239-3020) at the district office. 

Evening students get 
drop-in tutoring <* 

Many other academic 
assistance programs exist 
for all students 

By Wing Liu 

The October 17 earthquake has shaken 
up the campus and extended the midterm 
period to October 31. But finally getting 
those midterm grades may shake up some 
students some more. 

Evening and busy day students will be 
glad to hear they can now get free academic 
help in the evening al the Study Center. 
Evening tutoring started on wobbly legs 
with its birth late last semester, but this 
semester "it is doing well," said Coordinator 
Patricia Davis, who is sabbatical replace- 
ment for Eleanor Sams. 

The program started with five tutees per 
night, and is now up to 25 to 30. Nine 
student tutors on Tuesday and eight on 
Wednesday provide help 4 lo 8 p.m. on a 
drop-in basis in mostly basic, heavily 
demanded subjects like math and English, 
according to Davis. 

The evening service operates on a first 
come, first served basis. "We are trying to 
balance supply and demand," said Evening 
Coordinator Judith Tugendreich. "We try to 
keep down the wait, so no one waits more 
than 10 or 15 minutes for a tutor. We ration 
15 minutes a lutee, but he is welcome to gel 
in line again." 

Exceptional tutors 

Tugendreich said math is the biggest 
demand. However, many of Ihe tutors help 
with multiple subjects, and the center will 
try lo accommodate requests beyond the 

Davis said she has exceptional tutors in 
the evening. Tutor Janice Liu is a prime 
example: she can tutor Physics 4B and 4C, 
Technology 104, Math, Mandarin, Canto- 
nese, English, Chemistry, and Engineering 

A native speaker leads a Spanish 1 group 
of three to four people on Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. 
An experienced English tutor holds an Eng- 
lish conversational group on Wednesday. 

Thankful students 

The bulk of the evening tutees comes at 4 
to 7 p.m. "TheyVc thankful there* evening 
tutoring," said Davis. "Some of them only 
come to school at night. A lot of day stu- 
dents lake advantage of the evening hours." 
The day to evening student ratio runs two lo 

By Gerald Jcong 

With most of the attenlion appropriately 
being focused on the Interstaic 880 Cypress 
structure collapse and the Bay Bridge clo- 
sure-, i he earthquake damage lo other Oak- 
land buildings and facilities has almost gone 

Yet, the scope of damage that the quake 
caused lo structures in Oakland has shocked 
some cily officials. Damage estimates are at 
$1.5 billion and climbing, as of October 22. 

Major public buildings like Ihe Slate 
Building, Alameda County Courthouse, 
and the county Administrative Building had 
been closed for a week, affecting county and 
stale services. 

Oakland cily government was also 
crippled by the quake. Cily Hall will be 
unusable for al least two months, and City 
Hall West will be closed for at least a year. 
Cily Hall offices have temporarily been 
moved lo the firehouse at 1605 Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Way. Only employees.have 
been allowed into City Hall, to gather ihcir 

Thirty-three cily employees have been 
frantically Irying to inspect ihe many dam- 
aged buildings and facilities. Only three of 
these inspectors are qualified to do structur- 
al assessments. Assemblyman Elihu Harris 
(D-Oakland) said that the inspections need 
to be completed more swiftly. He said the 
cily needs help to finish inspecting its build- 
ings and thinks cities like San Jose, which 
was nol hit as hard by the quake, should 
lend Oakland some support staff. 


Most of the damage occurred in and 
around the downtown. Thirteen buildings 
have been condemned, 30 have structural 
damage, and 1,400 homes have sustained 
damage. Almost 50 have been declared 
unsafe, including Peralta Hospital at 450 
30th Slrect, Ihe Blue Cross Building at 19th 
and Franklin, and Emporium Capwcll al 
20th and Broadway. 

Architects concerned with building pres- 
ervation in Ihe Bay Area are worried that 
the cily may hastily demolish important 
buildings or that building owners might use 
the earthquake as an opportunity to demol- 
ish historically significant structures which 

Photo by Wing Liu 

People who work all day go to the center 
in the evening, as well as some people from 
the Malh Lab when it closes at 4 p.m., said 
Tugendreich. Also, some students cant get 
into regular tutoring during the Study Cen- 
ter's day hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 
Monday through Friday. 

Potential tutees have lo fill out a form, 
which can be done the same day. The form is 
shorter than the one for day tutoring, which 
provides for one-hour weekly appointments 
in a wider variety of subjects. 

More academic help 

Besides individual peer tutoring, students 
can get other valuable academic help and 
study skills in the center's other day pro- 
grams like Language Practice Tutorial 
Workshops, Applied Basic Computer 
Tutorial (ABCT), Center of Independent 
Learning (COIL), and the Writing and 
Reading Labs. The Study Center is in Cloud 
332, phone 239-3160. 

City College's free Learning Assistance 
Programs (LAP) also include the Diagnos- 
tic Learning Center (DLC), the Communi- 
cation Assistance Project (CAP), and Study 
Skill courses. The DLC (Cloud 301, 
239-3238) provides diagnostic testing and 
instruction for students with learning dis- 
abilities. CAP provides self-paced help in 
reading and English as a Second Language 
(ESL), as well as tutoring. 

Among the Guidance courses is ihe Intro- 
duction to Study Skills Series: Guidance 14, 
15 and 16. These arc short-term (six-week, 
one-unit) courses lhat can still be added 
through the semester. 


The Associated Student Council meets al 12-1 
p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Student 
Union Conference Room. 239-3108. 

The Governing Board of Ihe S.F. Community 
College District usually meets on the last Thurs- 
day ol the month in the District Auditorium at 33 
Gough St.. beginning at 7:05 p.m. for executive 
session (closed lo public) and al 7:30 p.m. for open 
(lo public) meeting, It will meet on Oct. 26. Nov. 
30(changcd from Nov. 16) and Dec. 21, with limes 
and dales subject lochange. 239-3013 or 

The College Council meets on Oct. 19. Nov. 16, 
and Dec. 7. 

The Administrative Council meets on Oct. 12, 

Nov 9. and Nov. 30. 

could be repaired. These architects met wM 
Oakland's public works officials iwo weeb 
ago lo voice I heir concerns. 

Alameda County Supervisor Don Pcran 
noted the "profound" economic problem 
lhat Oakland and the county are facin. 
since many of the wrecked building* hou« 
the poor and businesses vital to Oakland 
Peraia is worried that businesses may mov* 
out of Ihe cily, never lo return, and thai lb. 
county's social services will nol be able i, 
handle ihe people made homeless by 


At least six hotels with low-income and 
elderly residents have been closed, leavuij 
thousands with shelter problems. If ih^ 
buildings arc demolished, this will have i 
long range social and economic impact on 
the cily and county since, as Pcrala pointed 
out, il is unlikely lhat these hotels will be 
replaced with new, affordable housing. He- 
said that a number of people arc even rcluy. 
ing to leave condemned residential hoteb 
since they arc more frightened of beii 
homeless than of living in an 

Money for city redevelopment and 
county social services remains a big 
ccrn. The Federal Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA) provides grants in 
amounts up to $10,000 for people who have 
lost their home and low-inleresl loans in 
amounts up lo $100,000. Loans for lost and 
damaged personal property can be obtained 
for up to $20,000, and renlal assistance can 
be obtained for one month. 

California Governor George Deukmejian 
also has a "prudent reserve" of SI billion 
disaster relief, but many feel lhat this 
and FEMA funds will nol be em 
Pcrala said politicians "will have lo bile the 
bullet" and support a gas, sales, or other (ax 
increase. Peralla said he hasn^ yet met a 
person who doesn't support a lax increase lo 
help earthquake victims. 

Although the president, vice president, 
and governor have all given assurances lhat 
funds will be available, Harris said "the 
proof of the pudding is in the eating." Wc 
have yet lo see if the funds will actually be 
given to people or if the assurances are just 
more promises that wont be kept. 

illion for 
^reserve I 
enough. I 

The Guardsman Bulletin Board 


Scholarship information and applications are 
available al Ihe Scholarship Office, Batmale 366. 
Office hours are 10-4. 239-3339. 

Minority, need-based scholarships arc availa- 
ble lo Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians 
who transfer to a four-year school to study engi- 
neering or business administration. Sponsored 
by General Electric and administered by the Col- 
lege Board, Ihe scholarships require a 3.0 GPA 
and deadline is Nov. 15. For more info, contact the 
Scholarship Office. 

Literary magazine 

( iii Scriplum, City Colleges literary maga- 
zine, will have its long awaited first publication 
out in November. It is also now accepting submis- 
sions of poetry and prose for the coming second 
edition. Prose must be no more than 2,100 words 
and poetry, 75 lines. 

Type all material double-spaced on 8'/S x II 
paper and include your name, address, and phone 
number in the upper left hand corner. Mail sub- 
missions lo: Cily Scriplum, CCSF 50 Phclan 
Avenue. SF. CA 94112. Or bring them to drop 
boxes at the library circulation desk or Batmale 
524. Please include a self addressed, stamped 
envelope with your submission. The deadline has 
been extended to November 30. 

Tutoring available; tutors w anted 

The Study Center continues evening tutoring 
this semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 
p.m. Day tutoring is 8-4, Mon.-Fri. 

Tutors are wanted in all subjects. Qualifica- 
tions are: 2.5 or belter overall GPA; an A or B in 
course lo be tutored; instructors recommenda- 
tion: and an application and interview. Pay is 
S5.02 an hour. 

The Study Center is in Cloud 332, along with 
other Learning Assistance Programs. Services 
are free. 239-3160. 

Friends book sale 

There are 20,000 books on sale in Ihe Friends 
of the Library store in Conlan 2 (basement). 
Hardbacks are S2, and SI for paperbacks, maga- 
zines, and records. Hours are 10-4 on Mon.. 10 lo 
noon and 2-3 on Wed., 10 lo noon on Thursday, 
and 10-11 am. on Fri. 

Animal activists 

Volunteers are needed to make a few phone 
calls each month lo state legislators regarding 
important animal rights bills. All calls are local. 
To join, contact Jean or Bob Bayard at (408) 
255-8894 or Ihe Humane Legislative Network. 
10120 Crescent Drive. Cupertino, CA 95014. 

Photography department's SOth birthday 

Wed. -Sun., Nov. 1-5. The Photography depart- 
ment celebrates 50 years with five days ol activi- 
lies and a juried exhibition/contest. Students by 
.si.-../, in ■ li paid A THbute to Lou Staumen at 7 
p.m. on Wed. by showing his film 77ie Naked E\v 
with Edward Weston, Wecgce, and Alfred Eisen- 
stadt; also a lecture by ihe arlisl /.;. uliv Day at 
6 p.m. on [burs, features slide presentations by 
faculty. The Opening Parti for. \hibttion is at 8 
p.m. on Fri. Photographers on Film and videos 
arc shown 12-5 pm. on Sal. Introducing New 
Technologies: Demonstrations on the Fulurt of 
Image Making is Sunday's theme 12-6 p.m. V us- 
ual Arts 115. Free. 239-3422. 

Deadline for entering the contest is Mon.. Nov. 
6. Currently enrolled photo students may enter 
prints to win the first prize of $100 or more, or 
second through fourth prices of cash plus male- 
rials, and also honorable mention awards. 
Requirements are: any theme, overmatled with 
bevel cut windows using archival whjtt museum 
board with outer dimensions of II X 14, 16 x 20. 
or 2« \ 24 inches; spotted; entry lonn taped lo 
back; put in clear archival storage bag. and a S2 
enirj ice per prim, 

Habits Not Diets: 

Low Fat-Low Cholesterol Cooking 

Fn., Nov. 3, 12-1 p.m. Concert/ Lecture Series. 
Claire Mullcr-Moscley, consumer arts and 
science instructor, gives a lecture and demonstra- 
tion on why habits, not diet, mate the difference 
in good health, nutrition, and weight control. 
Balmale 203. Free. Scries Coordinator Brcnda 
Chinn, 239-3580. 

US. v. Oliver North 

Sat.. Nov. 4. 4-8 p.m. The Mieklejohn Civil 
Liberties Institute holds a gala event on "Wrong- 
doing Wrapped in the Flag: I Was Only Following 
Orders." Writer Maya Trial was invited, and trial 
lawyers Garry and Serra compete for best closing 
argument in U.S. v. Oliver North. ACLI office, 
1663 Mission St.. Suite 460. For info and reserva- 
tions, call 848-0599. 

A First Hand View of Ihe Alaska oil spill 

Mon.. Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. — social nmc, 7 p.m.— 
program. Oceanic Society; Man and the See 
Lecture Series. Tim Stone, GGNRA Resource 
Management Ranger, offers his insights and 
slides of his three weeks in Katmai National Park 
in Alaska documenting the impacts ol the Valdea 
oil spill upon park wildlife and Ihe cleanup efforts 
by Exxon. Firehouse (Bldg. F), Fort Mason Cen- 
ter. $2/free non/ members. 441-5970. 


Wed., Nov. 8. 12-1 p.m. Corner!/ Lecture Set- 
its. A panel of speakers who hate kicked the habil 
offer successful strategies on how to stop smok- 
ing. Smoking-ccssation kits will be distributed 
during the program co-sponsored by the Student 
Health Center and the American Cancer Society. 
Conlan 101. Free. Series Coordinator Brenda 
Chinn, 239-3580. 

Shyness and Self-Esteem 

biurs.. Nov. 9. 12:30-1.30 p.m. Conccn/Lee- 
ture Series. Psychology instructor Lynclle Crane, 
who once hid shyness by performing as a ballet 
dancer, discusses the psychology of sh\ ness 
that keeps some people from reaching their full 
potential. Studenl Union Art Gallery. Free. Series 
Coordinator Brenda Chinn, 239-3580 

From Cathedral to Castlt 

Tues.. Nov. 14. 10-11 am. Concert I •■■"•" 
Series. Docent Vera Nusbaum brings slides Irorn 
ihe Fine Arts Museums for a survey ol French 
art from the Nco-Classicists lo the Imprcsaon- 
isti with the focus on the Gothic cathedral! a 
Pan-, (he splendors of the royal court, and the 
democracy of the Impressionists Science 300- 
Free. Series Coordinator Brenda China, 

Multicultural Festival 

Tues.-Wed., Nov. 14-15. The Associated Stu- 
dent Council sponsors a Multi-Cultural Festival 
with campus clubs to "hopefully bndge differen- 
ces— racial differences— on campus" in light « 
the racism on campus (see The Guardsman. Sept. 
28-Oct. 1 1 ) so people gain "a more positive new « 
differences that exist between the cultures, saw 
ASC President Jacynthia Willis. Planned lor tN 
November 14-15 cveni arc ethnic entertainment 
and food tables by clubs, who will get to keep *> 
the profitss. Tentatively planned for Ram PI; 
outside the cafeteria, it may move to the Iowa 
level of Ihe Student Union due to weather. 

English eligibility essay exam 

Nov. 14-16 The English ehbility essay evam will 
be given at the following times: Tuesday. 1-3 p.m 
.,i Visual Arts 114; Wednesday. 9-1 1 a. m. at Bun- 
galow 221. 1-3 p.m. al Visual Arts 115. 7-30*» 
p.m. al Arts 302; and Thursday. 8-10 am <* 
\ iaual Arts 115 and 1-3 p.m. al Science 136. 

The Magnificent Art of the Manchus 

Wed.. Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m. ( onsen Lecture S# 
ies. Asian Art Museum docent Dolores Whitatoi 
gives a historical survey of Ching Dynasty art .aid 
special insights into imperial personalities, 
including teenage Emperor kang Hsi. Conlm 
101 Free. Scries Coordinator Brenda Chinn. 

Racial Stereotypes in Literalure and Real lift 

Wed.. Nov 15. 7-9 p.m. Concert/ Leetun- See- 
in Filnimakrr-wnter Flcna Fcatherslon explores 
racial stereotypes found in literary works of main- 
stream white writers. The first hour features her 
film exploring the development of Alice WattS" 
southern black feminist consciousness, and u* 
lectures Ihe second hour. Science 204 Free Sens 
C oordmator Brenda Chinn, 239-3580. 




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Faculty walkout to protest low pay 


By Wing Liu 

In the first work stoppage ever In 
the San Francisco Community College 
District, faculty walked out of 
classrooms on November 8 to stage 
rallies protesting low salaries and 

About 300 teachers and students 
gathered at 10:15 a.m. In a "Rally 
Pound the Flag" at the flagpole In 
Cloud Plaza at City College. In 
solidarity, an estimated 90 percent 
of faculty walked out at Mission 
Community College Center, as well as 
the majority of faculty and 
counselors at the Southeast Center. 

Mike Hulbert, president of Local 
2 1 2 1 of the American Federation of 
Teachers, which organized the 
walkout, said the main Issues were 
low pay and benefits which affect the 
future of the Community College 
District by making it hard to attract 
competent and competitive faculty. 
The district has the lowest 
compensation of 10 Bay Area 
community colleges; It ranks 65th 
out of 71 districts in California while 
havihg one of the highest living 
expenses. Class size, part-time 
teaching, and other working 
conditions were other concerns. 

While spirits were running high at 
the protests, emotions are now 
running high over actions and 
reactions by district administration 
over the walkout. 

Unfair practice charge 

Director of District Personnel 
Relations Natalie Berg told AFT Local 
2121 Executive Secretary Chris 
Hanzo that she never saw Hsu so 
furious as when he heard about the 

Hsu objected to the walkout 
because "a faculty member has the 
primary responsibility of meeting 
with his students" and especially 
after the Oct. 17 earthquake closure 

Photo by Jane Cleland 
Marchers carried a sign saying "Clinic DefenseJBAY AREA COALITION 
AGAINST OPERATION RESCUE" in Che large pro-choice rally for abortion on Oc- 
tober 15. 

BACAOR takes on 
Operation Rescue over 
abortion rights 

lost three days of Instruction due to 
closure by the Oct. 17 earthquake. 
He called the action "very 

"We are governed by law for our 
negotiations, with specific steps and 
stages In resolving the Issues. We 
have not reached Impasse— where we 
fundamentally disagree." said Hsu. 
He directed Chief Negotiator Jeffrey 
Sloan to file an unfair labor practice 
claim with the state Public 
Employment Relations Board (PERB). 
Hsu said the work stoppage was In 
the middle of negotiations and Is 
Illegal, and the district might suffer 
loss In revenue from the state, 
referring to money for Average Dally 
Attendance (ADA). 

The charge filed on Nov. 8 
referred to section 3543.6(c) of the 
Education Employment Relations 
(Rodda) Act (EERA). It stated In 
part: "The "walk out" was called 
while negotiations were ongoing, and 
In advance of the time upon which the 
parties had agreed to commence 
negotiations over the Issue of 

Specifically, the union violated 
the obligation to negotiate in good 
f8lth. according to Sloan. The union 
was supposed to "negotiate at the 
table and not take action In the 

Hulbert said the current contract 
doesn't have a no-strike clause. But 
Sloan said the state law above still 
applies. Hulbert Is not worried about 
the charge, saying the district has 
not won any of the dozen unfair 
practice charges in the past. 

In an open Nov. 9 letter to the 
Governing Board, member John 
Riordan said "the Chancellor acted 
illegally In directing" Sloan to file the 
charge and felt that "The authority to 
file a lawsuit is vested In the Board 
alone." Riordan objected to and asked 
for rescission of the charge at a 
special closed session meeting of the 
Board on Nov. 8, and again at another 
session on Nov. 13 to handle business 
left from the earlier meeting. He will 
again call for • rescission at the 
public Nov. 30 meeting. Member 
Robert Varnl was also upset, 
according to Jaime Barrazas of 
Mission Center. 

Hsu said: "The Board obviously 
has the final authority." He said he 
had the right, and Sloan agreed, to 
authorize the filing of the charge and 
went ahead before asking the Board 
to ratify the decision. Even though 
Sloan said there was six months to 
file, Hsu went ahead, saying it could 
have been withdrawn If the Board 
objected. But now that the Board has 
ratified the charge on Nov. 8, it 
won"t be withdrawn, said Hsu. 

Contract negotiations 

Current contract negotiations 
have been going on since June 15, and 
Hulbert feels that is too slow with 
too little progress. He takes Issue 
with Chancellor Hilary Hsu's 
statement that "In this budget, we 
have not Identified any cost of living 
adjustment (COLA) for faculty." 
Hulbert said there Is revenue In the 
budget for faculty pay increases with 
the $4 million rollover and the 4.6 
percent COLA from the State 
Legislature, which Is about $5 

The union points to 
administrators' raises between 1 1 
and 21 percent as part of a 
restructuring last year while faculty 
got seven percent. The current 
contract; ending In Jan. 31. 1990. is 
six-month extension on top of a 
one-year extension of the old 
three-year contract ending June 30. 
1988. Hulbert said there were no 
offers of pay Increases In current 
negotiations which he characterized 
as trying to rewrite the whole 

About the walkout. Hsu said: "It 
should not have taken place. We are 
In the process of negotiating with the 
union* He said the district was going 
to start negotiating salaries and 
other major Issues on November 13. 
and the walkout was "Illegal and 

In a November 6 memo to Hsu and 
the division presidents re 
"Negotiations Update." Sloan wrote 
that both "parties agreed to negotiate 
fully all remaining ("minor") Issues 
on November 7 and 8. and to dedicate 
their energy to 

Compensation/Salaries a nd the other 
ma)or Issue s commenclno the week of 
November 15 [emphasis hlsl." 

Hulbert said frustration led to the 
decision for the walkout at an 
October 23 Union District Assembly 
meeting where a resolution was 
unanimously passed by more than 40 
precinct representatives. He said the 
November negotiation dates and 
topics were decided at the October 
3 1 negotiation session, after the 
union announced the walkout. 
Sloan disagreed, saying he 
believed he was the first person In 
the district to learn about the 
walkou'.. He "graphically 
remembered" the verbal notice and 
■ his first seeing the walkout leaflet on 
Nov. 3, whereupon he sent the union a 
letter saying they would be 
"subjecting themselves to potential 
discipline and to forfeiture of pay." 

While acknowledging faculty's 
right to "lawful expression of Free 
Speech Is unquestioned," Sloan 
thought a partial work stopoaoe at 

See WALKOUT, back page 

Writing lab hit by 
theft— again v 

By Suzie Griepenburg 

Arms locked, bodies entangled, signs, 

I and shouts of protest. A human blockade 

I for life; on one side, that for a womanls and 

on the other, the unbom child. This action is 

taking place in front of family planning 

[ clinics across the nation. 

I In July 1988, Randall Terry, founder of 
Operation Rescue, led a crusade in Atlanta 
during the Democratic National Conven- 
tion with a week long siege of family plan- 
ning clinics that attracted national media 
coverage and strengthened the covert 

Terry\i policy and belief is to have his 
followers surround an abortion clinic 
(known by them as an "aboritorium") and 
block access by kneeling and praying in 
front of all entrances, thereby closing the 
clinic and preventing abortions from being 

"People have to commit to be nonviolent 
in word and deed," said Terry. "There cannot 
be any screaming, yelling, conflicts with 
police or with abortion clinic personnel. We 
want to be there in the demeanor of Christ." 
A crusade becomes a war 
However, what OR didn't foresee was the 
intervention in their plans by clinic defense 
organizations across the nation determined 
to protect the rights of women and keep the 
clinics open with counter-demonstrations, 
thus starting a war between the two sides. 
As a result of the two radically different 
views on abortion and women^ rights, the 
two factions often found themselves in a 
head-to-hcad— and sometimes violent- 
conflict, resulting in many arrests. 

One local group started as the Clinic 
Defense Committee in July 1988 and is now 
called the Bay Area Coalition Against Oper- 
ation Rescue (BACAOR). 

They have successfully undermined OR>i 
efforts lime and lime again by finding out 
which clinic they planned to hit and then 
showing up in equal numbers, usually 100 to 
200 people. 

"We serve a dual purpose," said Brcnda 
Cummings, a BACAOR activist, "and that 

is to ensure that the clinic stays open, and to 
protect and escort the clients safely inside." 
At many clinics in the Bay Area, there are 
"sidewalk counselors," mostly of the Chris- 
tian faith, who approach the clients and 
preach the alternative of adoption and offer 
telephone numbers of the Crisis Pregnancy 
Center, a pro-life organization. 

"We position ourselves between the client 
and the counselor [a term she uses loosely 
because she believes they should leave their 
judgments and criticisms at home] in an 
attempt to alleviate what is already a very 
emotional and traumatic experience," said 
Cummings outside of the Pregnancy Con- 
sultation Center on Bush Street on October 

She is referring to the shouts of "Don't kill 
your baby" and religious threats directed at 
them by OR members, as well as the gro- 
tesque pictures of fetuses and plastic models 
of fetuses that have been continually shoved 
into the faces of clients, which in some cases 
reduced them to tears. 

One counselor, Marie Summcrhay, carry- 
ing a sign that read "World Peace Begins in 
the Womb," said, "We arc here to stand up 
and protect the ones who cannot protect 
themselves. A human life has the right to 
live protected under the law." 

Summerhay refused to admit that she 
belonged to OR even though she was identi- 
fied by two BACAOR escorts. 
Defying the laws 
A March 2nd statewide court order 
"issued by US District Court Judge A. Wal- 
lace Tashima in Los Angeles states that 
demonstrators arc to stay 15 feet away from 
the clinic entrances and arc prohibited from 
harassing patients. 

Regardless of the court injunction. Jason 
Kennedy. 20. picketing in front of the clinic, 
proudly admitted to being part of OR, 
thereby violating its policy of secrecy and 

"IVe been arrested four limes, but it has 
been because I have tried to stop the killing 
of unbom children by peacefully denying 
access to ubortion clinics." said Kenney. 

See ABORTION, back page 

By Deirdre Philport 

The major earthquake that hit the Bay 
Area on October 17 unfortunately gave loot- 
ers an opportunity once again to burglarize 
the English Department^ computer lab 
fondly titled "The Write Place." 

The Community College Police esti- 
mated the stolen equipment had a value of 

Two printers, one Mac Plus computer, 
one extra disk drive, and some miscellane- 
ous software were among the items taken 
from the lab in the Arts Extension Building, 
according to William Vanderworf, a lab 
supervisor for "The Write Place." 
Yet another inside job 

"It was obviously forced entry. The sus- 
pects most likely used a crowbar or pipe 
wrench to break the security locks," said 
Chief Gerald De Girolamo. 

Mamie How, associate director of Com- 
puter Services, believes the earthquake gave 
the thieves a great deal of time. "They knew 
security would be preoccupied," she said. 

Vanderworf said that it looked like an 
inside job. A custodian agreed, saying none 
of the outside doors to the building were 

When the Community College Police 
were asked if there was a connection 
between this burglary and the one that took 
place at the same scene between July 14 and 
17 (see The Guardsman. Aug. 31-Scpl. 13), 
their response was one of uncertainty. 

According to De Girolamo, it could very 
well be the same individuals, but they were 
unable to find any information at the scene 
to lead them to any suspects. 

Not following guidelines 
Herbert Naylor, technical advisor to Pres- 
ident Willis Kirk, compiled a set of security 
guidelines to be followed by the numerous 
departments here on campus who have 
acquired computers as part of their 

Naylor suggested the following precau- 
tions for all computer facilities: I ) The door 
should have one heavy-duty lock with con- 
trolled access to the key. Deadbolts cannot 
be ased. Any outside hinges should be 
pinned. 2) For installations with more than 


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Photo by Edmu ■ ' 
Faculty carried signs expressing their views at the walkout 

City College faculty 
/ Round -tjj e 


Photo by Edmund Lee 
English instructor James Boyd led the 
crowd in a chant of "November 30, " refer- 
ring to another demonstration planned for 
the Governing Board meeting on that 

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one computer, a door alarm system activat- 
ing a local power siren is advisable. 3) Large 
installations having more than six compu- 
ters or in remote locations on campus 
should have alarm systems connected to the 
Campus Police Department. 

However, according to De Girolamo, 
"The Write Place" was utilizing more than 
the one advised lock and had a dead boll. 

"It was an emergency precaution that 
they believed had to be taken," said De 

Facilities and Planning does not allow 
deadbolts on campus except in storage 
rooms because of safety concerns, according 
to Naylor. The Fire Marshall does not per- 
mit deadbolts in case occupants needs to 
make an emergency exit. Still, the rule is 

The long awaited alarm system for "The 
Write Place" will be installed between 
November 14 and 15 by Sonitrol Security 
Systems, acknowledges De Girolamo. 
Discouraging loss for students 
Prior to the earthquake, students who 
frequented "The Write Place" computer lab 
petitioned for more hours at night. 

Vanderworf does not expect that this inci- 
dent will put a direct slop on this petition to 
administration."If we extended hours, there 
would also be upgraded security ai night 
loo," said Vanderworf. 

But How said there would be a problem 
with extending hours, due to a need for 
increased funding and staffing. 

"The Write Place" plans to replace the 
two printers as soon as possible. They are 
presently utilizing a loan out computer until 
it can be replaced, said How. 

"li is discouraging for students. They have 
io wait long periods of time to use a printer. 
Although they are all good natured, I don't 
know how long they will pui up with this," 
said Vanderworf. 

"We are working closely with the Office of 
Instruction to find a new location for the 
lab. We need an area centrally located here 
on campus. The Arts Extension is too 
remote," said How. 

Fortunately this theft was the only crim- 
inal incident reported within the district in 
I he frantic hours after last months disaster. 

By Mark Gleason 

Cily College teachers staged a spirited 
rally November 6 demanding fair wage 
increases for the Community College Dis- 
trict's 1,700 full- and part-time instructors in 
a new contract being negotiated over the 
next few months. 

The walk-out effectively closed many 
morning classes Wednesday for an hour at 
10:15 a.m., as students joined faculty 
members, packing the pavilion adjacent to 
Cloud Hall and the Science building. 

This district has been much loo quiet, 
this faculty has been much too quiet for loo 
long," Mike Hulbert, American Federation 
of Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 President told 
the boisterous crowd. 

"Right now. the faculty comes last in the 

budget process. I hope thai within 30 days, 

li mo will un.i' > ' 15 J ''Ml weix going 

to oome first in the budget process along 

with students and sludenl needs." Hulbert 


Stagnant situation 

The union sees faculty members as lag- 
ging far behind in wage increases compared 
to other districts in the Bay Area 

"There are 10 Bay Area colleges that we 
compare our salaries with." Hulbert told the 

"You all know what rents are like in San 
Francisco. Our starting salaries are next to 
the bottom," he said. "How are we going to 
attract good teachers?" 

Other teachers speaking before the crowd 
voiced anger and frustration at what they 
see as a stagnant situation with the 

"IVe been here 24 years. I feel I have to 
speak today," said Susan Light, director of 
International Education Studies. 

"I'm sick of being told that you do a 
wonderful job. I'm sick of being told that 
weVe the backbone of the college. The back- 
bone of the college needs to have more than 
minimum wage." said Light. 

"I'm tired of being invited to dinner and 

served hot dogs. What we need is a square 
meal," Light said. 

District full of part-timers 
One of the bones of contention in the 
negotiations is the difficulty of part-time 
teachers to move into salaried positions. The 
union claims that nearly 1.000 part-time 
teachers now work for an hourly wage. 

"If you look around you. the person 
standing next to you is probably a part-time 
teacher." English instructor Ellen Wall told 
the crowd. 

"Our administration docs not want to 
hire full-time faculty," said Wall. "As you 
have seen over the last 13 years, your 
numbers have decreased from about 600 to 
below 300 full-time people at City College, 
as our student body has increased ... to the 
highest weVe had in 10 years." 

Speakers ai the rally tned to put on the 
best face of unity, downplaying past 

"Although IVe been among the loyal 
opposition, I'm no longer in opposition to 
anything," said Willie Thompson. 

"I'm in complete solidarity with our 
demands." he said. 

Jim Boyd. English department instructor, 
included that theme as he roused the 
audience toward the end of the rally. 

"What were doing out here is not just for 
teachers, but it's for you students, and it^ for 
your little brothers and sisters and it^ maybe 
for your children." said Boyd. 

"If we as faculty will not go on strike, if we 
as faculty will not come out of our classes for 
one hour, for fear of having our names on a 
tablet, then we don't deserve a raise— we 
deserve to be on the bottom," Boyd said. 

Boyd then led the crowd in a chant of 
"November 30," the date of the next meeting 
of the districts Governing Board, which 
angry teachers have sworn to attend in force. 

One member of that board. Robert Vami, 
was in attendance at the morning rally. 
Vami had no comments other than to say 
that he was listening to the faculty voices. 

Stanford protestor only one 
facing charges after sit-in 

By Luna Salavcr-Garcia 

There are limes when it's necessary to 
take a stand. For Louis Jackson, that time 
came when he and about 65 other students 
took over the presidents office at Stanford 

As a result of this action, Jackson, a 
liinior ai Stanford, will find out on 
November 21 if he will have to take another 
type of stand— in court. 

While the other students were sentenced 
10 75 hours of community service. Jackson 
has been formally charged with inciting to 
riot, battery, obstructing police justice, 
unlawful assembly, trespassing, and refus- 
ing to disperse. These charges carry a pos- 
sible maximum sentence of two years in 

Why was Jackson ihe only student 
singled out? 

According to Jackson, Stanford Univer- 
sity police charged him based on video tapes 
of the event. Jackson said he, along with 15- 
20 other students, spoke out against the 
usage of the "riot bus," the bus thai was 
called in to remove students from the site so 
they could be formally charged. 

"So it turns out that three and a half 
weeks after [the protest], the Stanford police 
are blaming me for the 'riot' that happened," 
Jackson said. 

They're blaming mc that students were 
cited and released, that I provoked all that 
and incited the crowd. Their justification for 
only getting me was these tapes," he said. 
"The only tape that they have is an hour and 
a half long. The event was 14 hours— the 
whole day— and they were taping the entire 

Photo by Francisco Garcia 
Louis Jackson told students about his 
case during the "do the Right Thing" con- 
ference held at U.C Berkeley in October. 
Added Jackson: The only tape they gave 
us was edited or selectively taped because 
they taped only when I spoke. Whenever 
somebody else talked, the camera was off. 
So according to the tape, I was the only one 
talking the whole day." 

Sergeant Marvin Harrington, head of 
the Stanford University Police Depart- 
ment, was unavailable for comment 
Multi-racial bsues 
Jackson. 20. is no stranger to the students' 
rights movement. A member of the Black 
Students Union at Stanford University, 
Jackson has been involved since his fresh- 
man year when he became part of what is 
known at Stanford as the "Western Culture" 

See JACKSON, back page 

2 /The Guardsman 


Nov. 16-Dec. 



Still Shaken Up 

By Diana Spatola 

Earthquake relief? There jusi isn't any for 
sonic of us. Just look at this mess. How am 
1 going to find a place to park? 

My mom said, "Don* go to California, 
you could get your eye poked out." She was 
right; someone could gel hurt around here. 
There are so many displaced children trying 
to play that ever popular game "step on a 
crack, break yourmothcrt back "and realiz- 
ing they need wings instead of feet. One 
child in the Marina District said, "This 
whole city* cracked up." 

Before the earthquake, wc used to worry 
about the kids in the Tenderloin, but Ictls 
look around. Who* going to clean up this 
mess? Rumor has it that the mayor will be 
asking Tony Randall for help— some things 
never change. 

This isn't funny. This dam earthquake has 
deeply disturbed me. I cant move away from 
here right now, it* like the earthquake is the 
ever-present nightmare of a lifetime. 1 dont 
understand it. Is it going to kill me? Or my 
children? If so, when? Is my home going to 
crumble to the ground? 

Kitty Dukakis Drank 
Rubbing Alcohol 

By Michael S. Quinby 

Why do I find it funny that Kitty Dukakis drank rubbing alcohol? I also 
thought it was funny when someone named Frederic Noid went berserk in a 
Domino's Pizzeria |boycott them by the way] because he thought that their 
'Avoid the Noid' campaign was directed at him. Do you think that is funny? 

Sometimes I worry about my ability to break into belly laughs at the men- 
tion of someone else's misfortune. Have I been conditioned by my society, or 
am I reacting to the fact that it didn't happen to me or someone I love by in- 
sulting myself with derisive laughter. 

Last summer 1 worked for a company that arranged trips to Mt. Everest 
in Nepal. There was a four hundred year old monastery that had never had the 
convenience of electricity, and some very well-meaning people worked very 
hard to get electricity to the monastery. Two months after the installation of 
the system, a short in the generator burned the place to the ground. It was 
such an overwhelmingly tragic and ironic thing that the person who was 
telling me about it (and had been intimately involved with the project) was 
laughing so hard he had tears in his eyes. By the end of the story we were both 
roaring with laughter, rolling around on the floor. 

A lot of people probably think I am a callous jerk for making light of these 
things in print, but I think there is some reason for my reaction to black 
humor. The alternative is all too common, and all too chronic. I do feel remorse 
for laughing at those who were victimized. 

Drug addiction is a powerful destroyer of the human psyche, and when I 
think about the pain and the depression that Mrs. Dukakis must have been 
going through to lead her to drink a straight shot of isopropyl alcohol, I cringe. 
I hope she recovers, but it is still funny to me. 

If one is even a tad self conscious, a nationwide campaign to avoid you by 
name could push anyone over the edge. If I saw 'Avoid the Quinby' commer- 
cials 50 times a night and "Avoid the Quinby' T-shirts and dolls, I don't know 
if I could tell myself, 'ha-ha, they don't mean me.' Again, after examining this, 
I still chuckle. 

If I'm lucky, the karmic wheel will not catch up to me and grind my toes 
into the ground. I'll probably be laughing hard until then. 



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IVc been thinking, maybe I should move 
into a tent and be safe. Every night I lay 
awake waiting for the house to have its 
nightly shake, then I can relax and go to 

What is the earth telling us? Isnt the 
government supposed to warn us about 

In sociology, I learned that scholars run 

the government, so I want to know what 
they have to say about any future earth- 
quakes. Some direction in this matter is 

If 1 knew this was going to happen. 1 
would have studied the earth's movements 
long ago. 1 believe our government has the 
attitude, let's not talk about it (or look at the 
reality of it) because we can't afford it, nor 
can we afford hunger, homelessncss or dis- 
ease. Hey, you scholars out there, just what 
is the purpose of our government anyway? 
Oh, well, time for another class on this very 

1 went to visit the Marina District with 
my friend who took some photographs. 
Pretty nasty things to go home to at night. 
Peopled lives are all broken up in bits and 
pieces that are hard to recognize. Most 
people there seemed pretty brave to me, like 
the biggest heroes of it all. 


Needling pinheads 

By John Williamson 

IVc seen this guy a couple of times at 
various demonstrations in the City. He car- 
ries a big sign with coat hangers attached to 
it and bearing the words, "Christian Birth 

As a Christian this bothers me. I'm not 
really upset at the guy with the sign; he 
doesn't know any better. Who am I angry 
with? How auout the pin-heads who gave 
this guy the impression that we (Christians) 
are all irrational zealots who terrorize abor- 
tion clinics in our spare time. 

Right-wing fundamentalists sitting in 
front of Planned Parenthood, singing 
hymns and terrorizing pregnant teenaged 
girls are no more representative of Chris- 
tianity as a whole than bomb-wielding Arab 
hijackers are representative of Islam as a 

As Christians, we cant possibly expect 
the rest of the world to live by our rules. One 
of the most fundamental beliefs of the faith 
is in fact the idea that we are free to choose 
between accepting or rejecting the teachings 
of Christ. In this regard, one might say that 
God is pro-choice. 

Although my faith is as strong as it has 
ever been, I do wish there were some other 
word I could use to describe it. I find 1 am 
becoming more and more reluctant to use 
the word Christian to describe myself, the 
reason being that the very meaning of the 
word has Changed. 

The use of the word these days imme- 
diately conjures up images of Jim and 
Tammy, (he Moral Majority, and even (I'm 
not sure how this happened) Ronald Rea- 
gan. I'm not questioning the intentions of 
these people. They are, I'm sure, sincere in 
their desire to do "The Christian Thing." 
Unfortunately, there's little question about 
(he fact that they are (and I mean this in a 
purely earthly sense) raving jackasses, and 
I'm fed up with being erroneously linked to 

So, what am 1 trying to say to the guy 
with the sign? Go ahead and make fun of 
these people, I certainly do. But try making 
fun of them on the grounds that they are 
pinheads who are asking for it. not on the 
grounds that they also happen to be 

Letters to the Editor 


Powerful Art 

Dear Editor: 

If you were lucky, you had a glimpse of 
the show "Figuring Out" at the City Art 
Gallery, Visual Arts Building 118. 

The show ran from October 23 to 
November 10, not long enough for people to 
see such skillful and powerful statements. It 
packed a wallop of talent and sensitivity, and 
nobody came away from it unaffected. It 
was a psychological tour de force, as well as 
an artistic revelation. 

Jeanne M. Day and Mark Farmer, both 
former City College students, displayed a 
mastery that was comparable to the 
best. Mark did it with graceful figure draw- 
ings in charcoal-pastels and wistful acrylics. 
His delicate touch caressed the forms while 
coaxing more than mere posing from his 

Repeatedly, Farmer went after his own 
self-image in a quest of finding meaning to 
the puzzle of the manifold self. The eyes of 
his portraits, mirrors of his soul, reverber- 
ated the searching questions onto the 
viewer. This investigation extended to a 
paper mask shrouded in dark gauze giving 
the effect of heavy ceramics while unveiling 
yet another aspect of his innermost being. 

Clearly his artistry extended way beyond 
mere skill; he gave the viewer insight into 
what art is really all about, communication 
on levels wc often do not even dare to 

While Mark did it with restraint. Jeanne 
went after it with pressing urgency. Many of 
her drawings are executed in commanding 
liveliness, and she touched a raw nerve as 
she lured us into facing our own inner 

Her memories of child abuse were frozen 
on paper while shouting the burning ques- 
tion, "What are you doing with the pain?" 
She didn't speak so much of her own private 
hell as she demanded our emotional partic- 
ipation. Few people have to deal with this 
kind of horror, but she surpassed it with a 

sensitivity to beauty and perfected skill. 
Thus, she rose above her abusers and gave 
us insight into her true commitment to life. 

Mythology offers us the metaphor of the 
phoenix rising out of the ashes. Folklore 
says. "If God hands you a lemon, make 

Here we have two artists who make real- 
ities out of imagery. They not only put it on 
paper for us to see beauty and excellence, 
but also show us that ugliness and sadness 
can be transcended. 

The question remains: If Jeanne was able 
to climb out of her miseries, what are we 
doing with our far lesser problems? Cant we 
take the initiative and find ways out of our 
conflicts instead of blaming others and feel- 
ing sorry for ourselves? 

Instead of wallowing in depression and 
powerlessness, can't we use our faculties to 
find our own private solutions? Even if we 
are victimized, do we have to play it as 
victims? If she was able to do it, why couldnt 

Out of the mud grows a lotus. The power 
ol life is not just in the anatomy of bones, 
muscles and organs. The seed of healing 
resides mainly in the human psyche. 

If some people got depressed or even 
upset with this show, it also demonstrated 
the triumph of the human spirit. It reminded 
us that we have the choice to either see life as 
an affront or a challenge to make the best 
out of what we are confronted with. 

Jeanne and Mark have shown us their 
choice and the world is that much richer for 

— Maagy 

The heavy burden of this quake haig^l 
to those who have suffered the ibu&A 
damages to their homes and neighwl 
hoods. I'm angry about neighbonwl 
being built on landfill! Whose dumb ~ 
was that? 

The feeling I got from the people 'in|J 
Marina who lost their homes was aW i 
like a badly hurt animal, helplessly mo^ 
from the pain of a fresh wound, and 
cant do anything about it. 

We arc so vulnerable to natural dis 
like this. I was very scared of the i 
quake, but after seeing the Marina I 
speaking to the "heroes," I felt better | (^ 
their pain and losses too, and shivered at (J 
tremendous power of the unknown thaje 
strike at any time and change the ihingj, 
all know so well. 

Do it, NOW. 

By Edmund Lee 

Finals are fast approaching and you think 
to yourself, "Ahhh, I can handle it." And 
then the day comes, and you find yourself 
short-handed and in very deep s**t. 

You kick yourself for not having been 
belter prepared after you discover that you 
didn't do so well. You ask the age-old ques- 
tion, "What can I do?" 

Exam anxiety, and its symptoms, are as 
old as last week^s breakfast and extremely 
common among the student population. 
Some take the time to prepare, others put it 
off to the last minute. When was the last 
time you fell really confident about an 
exam? If it has been a long time, then it's 

I have seen and heard many students talk 
about when they plan to study and how they 
study. However, studies show that their 
study habits just don't stack up. Capiche? 

Well, not to despair, there is help ; 
blc. First of all, hats off to those who tcifl 
that they have problems studying or jV 
with academics in general. Now, tab ihi 
flying leap into THE STUDY CENTER. 

Just what is the Study Center? It is a pj 

resource center where there are 


friendly and adept students who are WAIT, 
1 NG to help you. Help is available in almoj 
all subject areas and it costs you nothing b 
utilize their services. The Study Cenieri 
located in Cloud Hall (C332, x3I60)andi 
open daily. Their hours arc posted on ifc 
doors as you enter the dungeon, er, slul) 
center. Hours are arranged between lit 
tutor and tutee. 

While exam anxiety is nothing new.yoi 
can do yourself a service by going to lie 
Study Center and helping yourself. Youca 
beat this cycle of putting things offlo (hebi 
minute and come out on top by doing «| 
on your exam. 

Campus Query 


By Edmund Lee 

Do you feel that you are getting enough out of City College? 

Gavan Phillips, 26, Business Marketing: 

"Yes, my teachers are good and I think I'm learning a lot." 

Amy Rogers, 21, Undecided: 

"Absolutely! I'm getting everything that I put into it; my 
teachers are all great. I choose my classes carefully and I'm 
very pleased with the results." 

Katherina Icochea, 21, Business: 

"Yeah, 1 do. I recently came from New York and City College 
compared to tome of the other schools in New York is reaDs 
really good. The teachers really help you and they are very 
interested in all their students and I really enjoy that, and » 
are the counselors. Theyre really helpful." 

Michael Murphy, 18, Broadcasting: 

"City College is a good school in general. The Broadcasting 
Dept. does teach a lot of good things, yet there are few things 
1 dont like and overall it^ a good program." 

Chris Green, 25, Undeclared: 

"Yeah, I think you have to work hard to get something out of 
it though. You can't just go to class and goof off. You have 10 
go and want to learn something. The teacher^ not just going 
to give you the education, you have to work for it and 1 enjoy 

Charles Taylor, 19, Psychology: 

"Yes I do, absolutely. I'm getting quite enough out of City 
College. I think it gives me an opportunity to gel my study 
habits together and all my other things together so I can 
transfer to another college. The counselors were cooperative 
in helping me make the right decisions too." 




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November 16-December 6, 1989 


The Guardsman^ 

Celebration marks 50 years for 
Photography department 

What's the story behind 
those free tickets? 

Keuin Monahan of the Photography Deportment Advisory Committee 
demonstrates the use of the Digital Darkroom. 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

By Don Hickerson 

It* a night class at City College. The well 
dressed lady comes into the room just as 
class is ending. She says that she* from 
"Today*. Artistic Concepts" and offers 
everyone in the class tickets to classical and 
jazz recitals by musicians you might have 
heard of, playing at well known concert 
halls. Free tickets. 

"What's the catch?" you ask. "Who arc 
these people, and what do they want?" This 
reporter set out to find the answer. 
It wasn't that hard. 

On a tip from my editor, I called Ma Bell's 
Berkeley information operator and got their 
number. A harried secretary answered my 
call. "Things have been crazy here since the 
earthquake, but someone will get back to 
you soon." Click. 

That someone was a man with a deep, 
powerful voice. A black man, I thought, 
with an intellectual* accent. "This is Dr. 
Hazaiah Williams," he said. "You wished to 
speak with me?" 

He turned out to be Dr. WW. Hazaiah 
Williams, professor of Urban Ministry at 
Berkeley* Graduate Theological Union and 
the founder, and for more than 20 years, 
president of the Unions Center for Urban 
Black Studies. For 32 years, he was pastor of 
the Church for Today in Berkeley and is a 
former member of the Berkeley Board of 

Llfc-intimate connection 

Williams founded Today's Artists Con- 
cepts in 1958 as a way to develop an 
audience for the recital form of artistic pre- 
sentation. By focusing the audience 
members' attention on a single pertormer, 
Williams believes, they are able to get an in- 
depth feel for the artist* personal "interpre- 
tive grid," and to be drawn onto the stage to 
make a "life-intimate connection" with the 

"Recital is an archaic form of perfor- 
mance," he sais, "and most series have 
become esoteric programs for the few. It* on 
the wane because people are not knocking 
on doors getting out an audience." But Wil- 
liams doesnt think this necessarily has to be 
the case, and, with Today* Artists Concepts, 
he is proving it. 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

Kurt Wong and Ken Schroeder watch Keuin Monahan demonstrate the use of the 
Digital Darkroom. 

By Edmund Lee 

City College* photography department 
celebrated its 50th birthday Nov. 1-5 by 
hosting a series of events which chronicled 
the accomplishments of photography. 

Included in the scries was a student exhi- 
bition entitled "Students by Students— A 
Juried Exhibition." 

Students enrolled in the photography 
department were invited to enter prints in a 
contest where cash prizes, photography 
materials and awards would be given to 
outstanding entries selected among students 
by a volunteer student jury with photo- 
graphy instructor Janice Giaracco advising 
the board. Winning prints will be on display 
in the White Line Gallery in the photo- 
graphy lab in the Visual Arts Building. 

The celebration began with a guest lec- 
ture by Lou Stoumens, a renowned docu- 
mentary and editorial photographer. He 

displayed much of his earlier work and 
excerpts from various books he has 

The guest lecture was also part of a class, 
Photography 52, and was planned in con- 
junction with the department* celebration. 
The next day brought a slew of work by the 

department's faculty. Featured were Gypsy 
Ray, Janice Giaracco, Bob Dawson, Gor- 
don Hammer and Elena Sheehan. 

On Saturday. Nov. 4, a film and video 
series curated by Gypsy Ray was shown in 
the Visual Arts Building (VI 15). The last 

day had an entirely different twist with pho- 
tography. It was called "New Technologies 

Company reps 

Representatives from Radius, a computer 
software and hardware company, exhibited 
new programs to aid photographers in the 



Q: A friend of mine says her sister 
suffers from Multiple Personality Dis- 
order (MPD). The explanation is that 
she has "two personalities". I've seen 
both of these "faces" and I think she's 
faking. What Ls MPD and how preval- 
ent is it? 

A: Multiple Personality Disorder, once 
thought to be extremeley rare, has been 
diagnosed with increasing frequency in 
the 1980*. Whether this increase is due 
to an actual rise in the numbers of indi- 
viduals who suffer from this disorder or 
is imtead the result of a greater sophisti- 
cation and readiness of clinicians to 
make such a diagnosis, 1 don't know. I 
myself, after over twenty-five years of 
doing psychotherapy with a great many 
clients, have never encountered an indi- 
vidual whom I would confidently diag- 
DO an MPD. 

This diagnosis is usually applied to 
individuals whose personality structure 
h.is broken up and divided into two or 
more distinct selves. The separate and 
ii ri integrated selves are sometimes 
referred to as "alters" who. in classic 
cases, may have little or no knowledge of 
each other. The various alters each seem 
to comprise a unique facet of one divided 
self and therefore may sharply contrast 
from and conflict with one another in 
moral outlook and social behavior. 
Researchers arc inclined 10 define the 
disorder as a survival strategy for the 
abused child that has become maladap- 
tive in adulthood. 

1. of course, do not know if yourfriend 
Buffers from MPD, although I think the 
likelihood, considering the epidemiolog- 
ical odds, is quite slim. Many individuals 
display quite different "faces" from day 
to day, according to variations in mood 
and circumstance. This does not mean 
that they actually deserve the diagnosis 
of MPD. For example, many persons 
who suffer from sharp cycles of depres- 
sion will one day appear quite gloomy 
and the very next rather elated. These 
faces are not necessarily different alters 
or personalities, but perhaps merely the 
outward expressions of contrasting and 
integrated parts of a single self. 

By the way, your friend* "faces" are 
not necessarily faked. I'd check into the 
mailer a little further before making 
such an unfriendly assumption. 

Q: Although my boyfriend and 1 get 
along very well, he does something with 
his friends that 1 find a turn-off. When- 
ever he's nround his male friends, he 
engages in name-calling and uses racial 
slurs. I feel this is immature. Is this 
something 1 can expect him to grow out 

A You arc, of course, quite correct in 
characterizing your boyfriend* behavior 
as immature Also, it is certainly to your 
credit that you are questioning and 
objecting to his actions. Evidently, ihc 

social values and attitudes of his male 
friends foster abusive and racist lan- 
guage while they are together. Unfortu- 
nately, many men feel virile and macho 
only when they can scapegoat and jeer at 
persons of other ethnic and racial 
groups. This form of childish behavior 
seems to provide a false sense of ade- 
quacy and superiority to those who 
themselves suffer from feelings of 

Whether your boyfriend will "grow 
out" of this form of immaturity depends 
on several factors. For example, is his 
racism a deeply ingrained part of his 
personality or does it represent a tran- 
sient form of youthful showing off in 
order to gain acceptance from his peers? 
II ii is the former, the prospects arc, 
unfortunately, somewhat unpromising. 

One possible means of helping your 
boyfriend come to his senses is to tell him 
how much his racial slurs hurt and 
offend you. You might then suggest to 
him ihat if he really cared for and 
respected you, he would give up this self- 
degrading nonsense. Since, as you say. 
you generally get along, perhaps such 
declarations on your part would, over a 
period of time, sensitize him to the 
importance of developing a more 
humane and mature set of altitudes. 
After all, shouldn't your opinions of his 
character mean as much 10 him. in the 
long run, as those of his male fnends? 

Free tickets for students is one way to 
develop an audience, hoping that later in life 
they'll turn into paying customers, or even 
performers. The organization is not funded 
by government or corporate grants, but sur- 
vives on ticket sales and the aggressive pur- 
suit of donations from individuals in the 

"All you need is ears" 
Todays' Artists Concepts' first program in 
1958 featured famed tap dancer Paul 
Draper, dancing and miming to Bach suites. 
The Isecond was tenor William Warfield, 
who made a classic of the song "Old Man 
River" when he performed it on Broadway 
and in the film, and was later to star in som 
eof the first performances of Porgy and 

Upcoming November 25, at Herbst Thea- 
tre in San Francisco, is guitarist David Tan- 
cnbaum. On November 26, also at Herbst 
Theatre, the organization is sponsoring 
avant garde baritone Thomas Bruckner, 
backed by flute, piano, and synthesizer. 
Bruckner will premiere four new works of 
"song literature" which combine the music 
of contemporary composers such as Charles 
Ives with the work of avant garde poets like 
e.c. cummings. 


Perfectly Nuts 
is perfectly 


darkroom. One program was Quark 
X-press, a color imaging program which 
allowed the user to tailor their images to 

taste by changing color temperature, con- 
trast and hue. Another program displayed 
was Digital Darkroom. It allowed prints to 
be scanned and manipulated similarly to 
Quark X-press. 

During the dav. students were allowed to 
ask questions and were shown demonstra- 
tions of the programs. The technologies 
displayed were aimed at the professional 
who could afford the cost of the machinery, 
which runs at the minimum S 10,000. 

Overall, the celebration went well, with a 
sizable turnout of students and faculty alike 
coming together to partake in a milestone at 
City College. 

"Wisdom Religion 
study group at 

By Mark Gleason 

Students are seated around a table while 
a moderator directs the reading and discus- 
sion generated from the passages of a blue 
tome. The book-lined room cushions the 
weight of questions encouraged by the affir- 
mations being read aloud. 

This "class" is not to be found in the fall 
schedule of City College. This lunchtime 
session is the study of Theosophy, referred to 
by its adherents as the "Wisdom Religion." 

"Theosophy is the term that was given to 
ancient religion by H.P. Blavatsky around 
1875," says Elmore Giles, a humanities 
teacher at City College. 

"Theosophy is a term that was known in 
Alexandria among the Egyptians in 200 
A.D. It applies to what you might call the 
esoteric teaching, the inner meaning, of all 
the great sages in times past," Giles says. 

Giles feels that a student could join a 
study session of Theosophy without a con- 
flict of one* personal beliefs. 

"Each religion has within it a truth which 
was given out to particular people by one 
great teacher, because of a need for that 
particular teaching," says Giles. 

"Theosophy is the synthesis of the essence 
of all religions and will not limit one to any 
particular religion," adds Giles. 

This follows the observation that one ts 
confronted with a collection of terms and 
phrases that seem to have been grabbed 
from just about every major faith on earth. 
During one session the words karma and 
reincarnation are intersected with references 
to the teachings of St. Francis. 


Could the use of conflicting dogmas 
offenc some seekers of a "higher truth"? 

"It depends on what theyre focusing on. 
If theyre focusing on the teachings of Jesus, 
they will not find a conflict. If they Ye focus- 
ing on a creed, or the particular statements 
of belief systems of religions, they will find 
conflict," Giles says. 

He continues, "If one is really seeking to 
go beyond ceremony, ritual, sacraments, 
and external institutional religion, then 
Theosophy would be what one* looking for." 

While these Monday afternoon study ses- 
sions are small, Giles says numbers are not 
the main concern of Theosophy. 

"Theosophy will not proselytize, it will 
not go out and try to convince anyone of 
anything, because true spiritual develop- 
ment is an unfolding, a realization, it is a 
coming to sec," adds Giles. 

The study of Theosophy takes place each 
Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. in Batmale Hall, 
Room 330, and all are invited to attend. 


In the article entitled "Exhibit stirs some 
controversy," which appeared in the Nov. 2- 
15 issue of The Guardsman, we mistakenly 
identified the Art DepL Chair as Mark 
Ruiz. His correct name is Michael Ruiz. 
Sorry for the error. 

By Rachel Bender 

The Plush Room hosts one of San Fran- 
cisco* "nuttier" tribute performances. Per- 
fectly Nuts, a comedy produced by George 
Wendl, who is the television character Norm 
on "Cheers." 

Perfectly Nuts is performed by Chicago 
comedy ensemble Friends of the Zoo, Russ 
Flirk, Karol Kent, Paul Raci, and the 
group* composer/ lyricist, Mark Nutter. 

Nutter, a Second City graduate, per- 
formed most of the material in Chicago 
where Wendl saw it "I thought it was hilar- 
ious," said Wendt. "Sometimes you can't 
believe what theyre saying." 

Although playing Norm is still a great job 
and he* getting good movie role offers, 
Wendt wanted to "stretch out." His wife, 
Bemadettc Birkett, and he decided this play 
was exactly what they needed to "cure the 

The musical, made up of 35 songs, 
opened on Thursday. November 9 and was 
directed by Rob Riley, a former "Saturday 
Night Live" writer, and it is a tribute to "the 
late, great Mark Nutter." 

The humorous talent behind the show is 
obvious, but there are some ulterior motives 
behind it. 

The preview benefit performance and 
reception proceeds went to San Francisco* 
earthquake relief and local Red Cross 

The show* producer originally had 
planned on giving the money to the Ted 
Danson American Oceans Campaign, but 
under the circumstances he decided that the 
earthquake relief was more important and 

Speaking for all San Franciscans, thank 
you Wendt and the rest of the cast for not 
only giving us a GREAT show, but for 
aiding the Bay Area earthquake relief cause. 

Walkout continued 

have to take the position the district 
takes* and would not comment 
personally. "Our teachers while 
sympathetic to the walkout behaved 
professionally and took care of the 
Instructional needs of the students." 
The usually accessible President Kirk 
has not returned any Guardsman 
phone calls. 

Bancroft said that the memo In 
her name was authored by Sloan and 
Berg. She was on a business trip and 
did not even personally sign the 
memo, and her administrative 
assistant had to sign for her. But she 
was aware of Its contents from an 
emergency Nov. 6 meeting called by 
Hsu of all the Centers directors. 
Sloan, and Bancroft to discuss the 
district's position on the walkout, 
which Hsu did not attend. 

Kirk's memo Is Identical, except 
for Indentation, right down to the 
Ironic "On a personal note" 
pointed out by Hulbert. Kirk had to 
sign the memo a few minutes after 
receiving It from his administrative 
assistant, Gloria Barcojo, who had to 
type It up as it came off the fax 
machine, so It could be distributed In 
time to all the faculty mailboxes in 
the day before the walkout. 

InUnt of the board 

Varnl was the only Governing 
Board member at the walkout. He 
told the crowd that he was listening. 
He told The Guardsman 'I also 
think that It Is truly the intent of the 
Board of Governors to deal fairly and 
equitably with the faculty." Saying 
the district ranked ninth out of 10 
Bay Area community colleges and 
with a high rent district. "We ought 

Film History 
Wednesdays 1:30-5:30: 6:30-10, E-101: 

• Nov. 15: Notorious (U.S.. 1946). 
directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary 
Grant and Ingrid Bergman; 101 min. Glam- 
orous romance and intrigue from the 
screen* master of suspense. 

• Nov. 29 ftfrl/fJapan, 1952). directed by 
Akira Kurosawa; 150 min. Some find ilus 
i. ii. i >l a dying bureaucrats last wish some- 
what slow-paced, but no one who sees this 
film forgets it, 

• Dec. 6: A Streetcar Named Desire 
(U.S.. 1951). directed by Elia Kazan, with 
Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunier, 
Karl Maiden; 122 min. Stylized stage adap- 
tation and magneuc performances of Ten- 
nessee Williams' classic. 

City Art Gallery 

• Nov. 14-22 in V-II7. Art Auction; draw- 
ings, paintings, prints, posters, pastels, 
sketches, ceramics, sculptures, class demon- 
stration pieces, and other art objects will be 

Art Lectures 

Fridavs. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Visual Arts 

• Nov. 17: "Works of Diego Rivera," 
Mexico* renowned muralist, are explored in 
a film showing at 10:15 a.m. and a lecture at 
11:15 a.m.. Masha Zakheim. instructor. 

• Dec. I: "Fine Arts Printmaking," 10:15 
a.m., Fred Berensmeier, instructor, "Pre- 
Columbian An." 11:15 a.m.. Michael Ruiz, 

• Dec. 8: "Study and Travel in Foreign 
Countries." 10:15 a.m.. Sue Light, instruc- 
tor. "Architecture." 11:15 a.m., John Ager, 

The Frogs 

A classic comedy directed by David Parr 
with musical direction by Michael Shahani. 
now playing ai the City Theatre. Performan- 
ces are Nov. 17, 18 at 8 p.m.. Nov. 19. 2:30 
P in SI" general admission; S8 students, 
seniors, CCSF faculty, staff and alumni. 

Rhythms and Blues 

A rhythm tap suite and a performance of 
Gershwin* "Rhapsody in Blue" inspire the 
title of a dance concert whose form and 
flourish is influenced by a variety of musical 
i..U Friday and Saturday. Dec. I and 2 at 
8 p.m. in the College Theatre Choreo- 
graphy and direction by Susan Conrad. 
Admission; S5 gencreaL S4 students, 
seniors, CCSF faculty, staff and alumni. 

Music Recitals 

• Friday, Nov. 17, 12 noon; City College 
voice students, seniors. CCSF faculty, staff 
and alumni. 

• Tuesday. Nov. 21, II a.m. to 12 p.m.. 
"Seventh Annual Scott Joplin Birthday 
Ragtime Concert," City College faculty 
members Larry Ferrara, Peggy Gorham 
and Madeline Mueller honor the King of 
Ragtime by performing some of his best 
known works. Arts 133. 

Moonlight Shake 

Fn., Nov. 17, 8-midniglH. The Chinese Cullurc 
Club holds a dance in the l>-\ser level of the 
Student Union. Tickets are $7/ $6 lor non/ 
members in advance and S9 on day of dance, 
available al the Sludcnt Bank, outside Science 
251. or from CCC members. 

From Russia with Jazz 

Tues.. Nov. 21. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Concert/ Lec- 
ture Series. Alexei Batashev, writer and cnin lor 
Pravda, ls\rslio. Soviet Music, and Miz: Forum, 
speaks on the history and development of Soviet 
jaa ArU 135. Free. Series Coordinator Brcnda 
Chinn, 239-3580. 

Resurrecting the Holiday Spirit 

Wed.. Nov. 22, 12-1 p.m. Concert! Lecture Ser- 
ies i iiv College counselor Michael Legui sug- 
gests ways to relax and reduce stress to make the 
holiday season more joyful Conlan 101. Free. 
Series Coordinator Brenda Chinn. 239-3580. 

Preparing for finals— Sound advice 

Mon.. Dec. 4, noon. Study Center Coordinator 
Pat Davis and Women* Rc-cniry to Education 
Program ( WREP) Ronnie Owens hold this work- 
shop where you can also bring your lunch. Study 
Center, Cloud 331 239-3160. ^^^^^ 

to be doing better than that, fly 
collegaues on the Board feel the same 

Rlordan agreed with Varnl. At the 
Nov. 13 special closed session 
meeting of the Board, the 
commissioners gave certain 
parameters to Hsu. Sloan, and the 
administration for negotiations to 
authorize and guide them. He said 

there is more Involvement from the 
Board now and said "the walkout was 
certainly an Important factor." 

Rlordan admitted: "We (the 
district) are conservative in 
reserves. The state recommends 
78flve percent of the budget In 
rollover. But we never had to lay 
off a faculty member because of 

About pay Increase, "liTt In favor 
of It. I think I speak for the entire 
Board that well see what we can do 
within the parameters of financial 


4 / The Guardsman 


Cult thriller returns to theatre Want to \> c a 

or just look 
like one? 

November 16-December 6, |$g 

■ "*lak 

By Gerald Jeong 

In June 1961, Kansas educational and 

industrial filmmaker Hcrk Harvey drove 
past an old abandoned pavilion called "Sal- 
tair" on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, 

Charmed with the location and its poten- 
tial for a movie set, Harvey stopped and 
look pictures. Six months later, Harvey was 
finished with his first and only feature film, 
a psychological chiller called Carnival of 

Although it had only moderate success on 
the drive-in circuit in its time and sporadic 
showings on late night TV, Carnival of Souls 
is being revived through a cult following and 
critical acclaim. Showing at the Roxie on 
November 15-21, this suspenseful drama 
succeeds today on its stylistic inventiveness 
and a nostalgic horror film charm. 

Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) miracu- 
lously survives drowning after her car 
plunges off a bridge. She staggers up the 
nvci bank in a daze long after her rescuers 
had given her up for dead. 

Wanting to continue her life without skip- 
ping a beat, Mary is off to Utah to a new job 
as a church organist. But on the way to Salt 
Lake City, Mary is haunted by a pasly faced 
man (Herk Harvey himself), who appears 

Herk Harvey in character. 

outside her car window while she is driving 
down the highway. Mary also passes the old 
pavilion (Saltair) to which she is inexplica- 
bly drawn. 

Eccentric characters 

Spooked by the flour faced corpse, Mary 
rushes away to escape to her new Salt Lake 
City home. She soon meets her landlady, 
neighbor, and boss. 

Although the secondary characters are 
familiar types and their interaciion with 
Mary is rather forced, they support the story 
well since they seem strange and eccentric 
themselves. The landlady is friendly, but a 
nosey and suspicious old woman, who 
assures Mary that she can "take all the baths 
you want, I'm not one to make a fuss about 
things like that." 

Her neighbor is a working class guy and 
unsophisticated lecher who tries for a little 
nookie when he first sees Mary. Mary* 
minister boss is a kindly gent but stem and 
insensitive. These people are kind to Mary, 
but they can't understand Marys growing 
fear and confusion. 

Mary is continuously being haunted by 
"the Man." He appears in her room, in her 
house, in the park, in her dreams. She is so 
frightened that she even will accept the 
company of her neighbor. 

Altered states 

Mary really becomes unglued when she 
loses contact with the outside world. She can 
still see everyone else, but she cannot hear 
them. No one can sec or hear her. 

In these altered stale sequences, film- 
maker Harvey really gets to have some fun. 
Real mixes with the unreal. The ghoulish 
man is in hot pursuit of Mary. We sec Mary 
frantically scurrying around the city trying 
lo make contact with someone. Mary runs 
trying vainly to get the attention of a police- 
man, a taxicab driver, or a pedestrian. We 
sec distant shots of Saltair (which looks 
mysterious and ominous like Xanadu in 
Citizen Kane), Mary's face, the black river 
water where Mary drowned or almost 
drowned, overhead shots taken from build- 
ing rooftops of Mary dashing lo and fro, 
and many white faced corpses. All the shots 
are skillfully meshed inlo a tight, exciting, 
and suspenseful mix. 

Mary eventually wakes from these altered 
states bul her unaltered state is also becom- 
ing more twisted. Her organ playing 
becomes so bleak and haunting that it 
sounds as if she is possessed. After hearing 
these sinful sounds coming from his church 
organ, the minister fires Mary on the spot. 

Post shock syndrome 

"The Man" just will not go away. He 
appears to Mary al every turn. Mary con- 
fides in a doctor lo help find out what is 
wrong with her. The doctor believes thai 
Marys feelings are a post shock syndrome 
caused by the accident at the bridge. Talking 
with the doctor helps Mary cope, but the 
doctors face transforms into the face of "the 
Man," which causes Mary to totally break 

Mary now realizes that she must go to 
Saltair to get relief from her torment. A 
mysterious force has been drawing her there 
since she came to Salt Lake City. 

Harvey created a deliciously sinister set 
using the pavilion. The place is festively 
decorated with elegant chandeliers and 
streamers, but the atmosphere is pure death. 
Waltzing corpses dressed in black fill the 
pavilion ballroom. When Mary finally sees 
who is dancing with "the Man," she finally 
realizes the source of her discontent. 

Although the viewer can see the ending 
coming from a mile away, this doesn't make 
the movie any less enjoyable, since Harvey 
does a fine joib building suspense and psy- 
chological intrigue. Nor does the poorly 
matched car crash opening or some 
unseemly dialogue detract from this stylish 

Carnival of Souk compares favorably to 
The Twilight Zone episodes, which are in the 
same genre and made during the same 
approximate time period, and George 
Romero (Night of the Living Dead) clafms 
that it inspired his classic picture. Made on 
a $30,000 budget in 1962 (a measly amount 
for a feature even back then), Herk Harvey s 
Carnival of Souls is a triumph in independ- 
ent filmmaking. 


Disney produces tribute to Gumby 

By Christie Angelo 

Fifties cartoon star. 32-year-old Gumby, 
receives a tribute in the form of a new rock 

The half-hour television program 
"Gumby" debuted on NBC in 1957, and is 
still in syndication. Seems like the funny 
green guy has caught on with adults, as well 
as children. 

My favorite Gumby is Eddie Murphy* 
portrayal of the dayman on NBC*"Satur- 
day Night Live"(SNL). "1 am Gumby, dam- 
mit" is a favorite saying among SNL 
viewers, and it is a popular cliche of the 

"Gumby: The Green Album" (Buena 
Vista Records) will soon be available on CD 
and cassette. The album is a compilation of 
a variety of original songs by an array of 
artists. Although most of the talent has yet 
to achieve national fame, they are, accord- 
ing lo producer Shep Stem, culling edge 
acis that have a promising future. 

Possibly the best known act featured on 
the album is the duo of Dweezil and Moon 
Unit Zappa, children of the well known 
Frank Zappa. 

Other acts include Flo and Eddie (also 
known as The Turtles), Sly and Robbie, 
Jonathan Richman. Brave Combo and 
Frank Sinatra Jr. 

Slcrn, the 34-year-old independent pro- 
ducer in charge of the project, says, "I 
wanted it to have a musical quality and have 
people play il over and over again." 

Claymalion on hallucinogens 
"Gumby'.' Yeah, sure, what a topic, but I 
didnl see il as a kids album," adds Stem. 
"Gumby is a forerunner of claymalion on 
hallucinogens. He's a solid part of American 
culture like Mickey Mouse. Il has more 
potential with original Gumby fans." 

Sounds like he* hoping for a "cult classic" 
money maker. 

Buena Vista Records is Disney Com- 
pany's adult record division. Also aiding in 
the return lo Gumby is a new 36-part 
Gumby television series in the works. 

While working with Jonathan Richman. 
who came up with the track "I Like Gumby" 
during a hiking expedition in the Mojave 
Desert, Stem claims lo have discovered 
Brave Combo, which is described as an 
"accessible slam polka band." 

Psychedelia is the formal of Flo and 
Eddie as they perform "We Are All Gumby," 
which is reminiscent of the Beatles' sound 
during their "Magical Mystery Tour" and 
"Sgt. Pepper* Lonely Hearts Club Band" 

The Zappas? "(In Love) With You 
Gumby" is a typical "Dweezil" project with 

Gumby on his Hollywood set. 

loud guitars. Stem says, "I threw out to the 
Zappas and Dweezil threw it back." 

Gangly and green 

"You Ye bendable. dependable/ Most of all 
befriendable/ Gangly and green, youVc tall 
and youVc lean. .. Show me the stuff/That 
youVc made of/ 'Cause I think I'm in 
love. . ." 

Some of the lyrics from the song "(In 
Love) With You Gumby," by the Zappas. 
"Gumby: The Green Album" is willy and 
novel. While ihe songs vary from ihe swing 
of Sinatra, Jr. to the zydeco and polka-rock 
of Brave Combo, it all seems lo blend 

By Christie Angelo 

Talent is alive and well at City College 
and it comes in the form of some very sick- 
minded individuals. 

Sick Minded is the name of a rock band 
whose message of reality is aimed al the 
younger generation and the sound is a cross 
between hard core and heavy metal. 

Band members, with the exception of 
one, are all former or current City College 
students. They are managed by Dana Gallo- 
way of Metal Palace Productions, who is a 
longtime student and broadcasting depart- 
ment staff member. 

"I wouldn't have agreed to manage them 
if they weren't talented," said Galloway. "The 
first time I heard ihem they had something, 

they are going lo go very far." 

The group consists of current City Col- 
lege student Michael Murphy, bassist, who 
also is metal director and DJ at KCSF. the 
campus radio station. Murphy is also cre- 
dited with writing most of Ihe original music 
for the band. 

Other members are former student Ron- 
nie Ray, singer, Andre "Muck" Castodio, 
drummer and lyricist; and Karl Uribe. lead 
guitarist. Band members range from age 18 
to 21. 


Murphy said the group hopes to reach 
leenagers and kids growing up to lei them 
know thai thev are not alone in their feel- 

ings. "It's about relating lo one another, )ca 
being screened out by family, confined a* 
sheltered or not cared about and noi Itfj^ 
make their own decisions." he said 

The band has been together for about l M'< -'- L ' l 
Delaney. Lorraine HansberryM rW ™' 
the Sun) and particularly Lillian Hllln \,. f 
( Vie Utile Foxes), who was one ol the ro» ^ j 
daring and successful playwnghts * 
pcrsons-of-letters of her time., 

Sondheim, however, confines his "w 
up-front gratuitous insults to "nam 
pamby homosexuals," a line repeated t» 
by the chorus of frogs. I supposed because 
rhvmcs with "intellectuals ." How many- 
halls do we have to bum to get better do 
from lyricists? _, t 

This is not an easy work to stage 
was an impressive production fK *F!j| 
Theatre; the sets and lighting by V 

ft I 







If Wl 

Caic and Nikki Hevesy* choreogwr • 
especially, and kudos also to David r« 
direction. The production is CW^p^tonpa 

this year* American College Theatre, 
val, which might gel the cast a UCOT 
Kennedy Center in Washington, LM- ^ 

Tickets are still available l« 
November 18 evening performance." » * 
and November 19, 2:30 p.m. f" al,n *% 
S10 general and $8 for students, senior 
College faculty and staff. 


^nber 1 6-Dccember 6, 1989 

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siting care of business 

Reeling Rams hope to get well at home 

Jew coach off to a 

winning start 

By Gideon Rubin 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

larold Brown sees something he doesn't like in the Rams homeopener against 
lameda Naval Academy. 

Gideon Rubin 

or City College* basketball team, which 
k Alameda Naval Academy 113-63 in its 
ne opener, it was the beginning of a 
»n. But for Harold Brown, last Friday 
hi at South Gym marked the beginning 
i career as head coach of one of the most 
cessful basketball programs in the his- 
I of the state. 

lut whatever the event meant to him on 
rrsona) level, and however many points 
team's margin of victory may have been, 
iwn left the court displeased with his 
m* performance, obsessed with pushing 
players to their limit. 
I don't think we played well," said 
iwn, who considering the margin of his 
m* victory, sounded like his former coach 

I mentor. Brad Duggan. "We played ler- 
le defense, there was poor shot selection, 
need to work on fundamentals." 
Brown, 31, the youngest coach in the 
Jdcn State Conference, went to Balboa 
gh School and began his college basket- 

II career in a Ram uniform in 1975. After 
ning all-conference honors in each of his 
j> seasons of eligibility, Brown transferred 
Gonzaga University in Utah, where he 
mpleted his Masters Degree in Physical 
)u cation. 

Brown served as an assistant coach for 
lr years, two years under both Duggan 
d Dave Roberts, who is now an assistant 
Bch for the Rams. 

With regards to how he felt about coach- 
l his first game. Brown downplayed its 
[nificance: "That's for the fans," he said. 
»aching a game is taking care of business 
Brown, who did admit that initially he 
Is very excited about being named head 

coach, but added that now he thinks of it as 
his job. 

New challenges 

Among many of the challenges Brown 
will face this season will be his team* youth 
and inexperience, and his own youth and 

Last season, the Rams earned the distinc- 
tion of being state champion semi-finalists. 
They made the final four, however, after 
finishing third in their conference with a less 
than spectacular 4-4 record. 

But this year the Rams will be a smaller 
team, relying primarily on speed and 
defense. At 6'6", freshmen Loaren (Teeter) 
Marshall and Layton Austin are the tallest 
players on the team's 12-man roster, made 
up of nine freshmen. 

"We are a smaller team, we are going to 
have to rely on our quickness," said second- 
year guard Barry Haskins, an all-Golden 
Gate Conference selection a year ago. 

Haskins said that he and his teammate 
Delvon Anderson, also an all-Golden Gate 
Conference selection a year ago, have been 
told by their new coach that on the court 
they will have to assume the role of leaders 
on this young team. 

"Unknown factors" 

When pressed to predict what he thought 
the upcoming season might be like for him. 
Brown said that there were too many 
"unknown factors" for him to be able to tell, 
but he did say that he thought it would be a 
learning experience. 

"Experience is the best teacher," said 
Brown. "Every team presents a different 
challenge; there will be situations thrown at 
me that I have no idea how I will handle." 

You can't say they didn't play with 

Call them penalties of passion but 
they added up to 205 yards, which 
did in the Rams in their very forget- 
table 49-10 setback at the hands of 
Chabot of Hay ward. 

"We were out there playing wild 
and kind of crazy, we have to learn to 
control ourselves," said quarterback 
Sam Peoples, who completed 12 
passes in 35 attempts for 220 yards. 

"But we tried," added Peoples, 
"we had good spirit but we came up a 
lot short." 

For the Rams, it was a night which 
began ominously, and only got worse. 
The team bus did not get to Hayward 
until twenty minutes before the 
scheduled kick-off, due to earthquake 
related traffic delays. 

And when the Rams finally took 
the field, they were without their top 
two running backs, LeRoy Perkins 
and Rodney Clemente, both sidelined 
by injuries. 

Raymond Manion got the start 
and performed admirably, rushing for 
93 yards on 18 carries, and returning 
4 kickoffs for another 58 yards. 

The Rams didn't even get on until 
Joseph Gannon kicked a 20-yard field 
goal late in the first quarter, but by 
then the Gladiators had already 
scored three touchdowns, and soon 
increased their lead to 28-3 in the se- 
cond quarter when Keith Weithers- 
poon picked off an interception 55 
yards for a touchdown. 

Manion's touchdown run in the 
third quarter gave the City College 
fans a ray of hope, narrowing the gap 
to 28-10, but the Gladiators, the 
zebras and their own over- 
zealousness did the Rams in the 
fourth quarter, in wich Chabot scored 
another 21 points. 

Playing time 

The reeling Rams hope to get well 
soon at home, as they prepare to close 
their season with an opportunity to 
avoid a losing record in conference 
against two teams they beat a 
year ago. 

City College will host West Valley 
College this Saturday at 1:00 pm at 
Ram Stadium, and then they will play 
a make-up game with Laney College, 
wich was rescheduled from October 
21 to November 26 due to the earthquake. 
NOTES: Raymond Bowles in- 
tercepted two more passes in the 
Rams recent setback, increasing his 
team leading total to five. James 
Hundon caught two passes for 11 
yards, increasing his streak of games 
in which he has caught a pass to 
eight. Ishmael Thomas caught four 
passes for 104 yards, and Lionel 
Blanson had three receptions for 89 

Defensive back Bemie Owens 19) is in on the hit 

photo by Greg Shore 

Raymond Bowles tries to pry the ball loose from a Viking running back while he makes the tackle. The Rams fost the contest, 
30-29, to Diablo Valley College. 

Soccer team closes season on a winning note 

By Tito Estrada 

Despite a 3-7 season and a fourth place 
finish in its conference this year, the City 
College soccer team has come through with 
one of its finest records in recent years. 

Although the record may not look very 
impressive, it is a marked improvement over 
the team* previous years, particularly last 
seasons no-win record. 

Coach Mitchell Palacio is not disap- 
pointed with his team, though. "WeVe got a 
lot of talent." he says, referring to his players. 

In 1988 the soccer team came in last place 
with a winlcss season. Since 1985 when 
Palacio began coaching, the team has 
ranked at or near the bottom of the stand- 
ings, except for the 1986 season when it came 
in third. 

Palacio says that his 1988 team was 
"really bad" and that he did not have strong 
players in comparison to the other teams. 
He also adds that his team suffered many 
injuries, and that apparently did not help 
much with his team* performance. 

Facilities and support 

But the coach has been more optimistic 
on this year's team, calling it "one of the 
better teams wcVe had." 

The problem. Palacio says, is that his 
learn is in a tough conference. West Valley, 
Chabot, and Consumnes River are very 
strong teams, he admits. West Valley and 
Chabot always reach the quarter-finals in 
the state, he adds. 

Palacio says his players are good in their 


ohn Williamson/Commentary 


own league, but that many are not aware of 
their level of competition. 

He blames lack of facilities and support 
for his program on his team* past 

Palacio has no assistant coach, which he 
says is really important. "In the beginning of 
the semester I had an assistant coach, but it 
was taken away from me. It shows where 
our support is." 

He also has complaints about the inade- 
quacy of practice conditions, such as limited 
practice time on the field (the team can only 
use the field two hours a day because the 
football team also needs to use it). 

Palacio names other problems, but keeps 
an optimistic view. "IVe got to make some- 
thing from what I have," he says with an "il 
you got a lemon, make lemonade" attitude. 

Other views 

Not everyone has such a cheery view ol 
the team. Mauricio Morales, a former 
player, brings up the question, "Why don\ 
we have a winning team?" 

He believes that the team should have had 
better seasons than it has been having. He 

wants a better program because "people like 
to be part of a winning club." A winning 
club, he believes, will attract newcomers to 
the team. 

Orlando Galicia, a sophomore playing his 
final year, believes that this season has been 
"much better" than last year. 

Manuel Siliezar, another outgoing player, 
says that this year* team had more talented 
players, more experienced players, and also 
"more goals." 

The players interviewed agreed that this 
year* team has been a much belter team 
than last year*. If the freshmen stay, the 
program will have a "great team" next year, 
says Siliezar. 

On the future, Palacio seems hopeful, but 
also wary. "I really look forward to the 
future, but guard it." 

He likes to be optimistic, but he knows 
that things do happen, such as injuries or 
other unforeseen events. 

The final game victory over Napa on 
November 7 was a promising sign for City 
College* soccer team. For the team, it brings 
hope for a better, brighter year in 1990. 

The Giants will walk 

On the evening of November 7, I sal 
Iching news coverage of the local elec- 
is. As we all know by now. Proposition P, 
downtown ballpark, was voted down. 
Hie TV reporter was interviewing a 
ndly looking gentleman at the No on P 
■dquarters. This nice man smiled at the 
nera and said, presumably with sincerity, 
fe don\ want the Giants to leave. We want 
keep them here, at Candlestick" 
As 1 said, the gentleman seemed sincere 
ugh, so I have to assume that he just 
n'l have a clue about reality. Now don't 
fry. I'm not going to flog a dead horse by 
uing whether we should or shouldn't 
* voted for a downtown ballpark. 1 
rely want to make sure that everyone 
fcrstands the consequences of Prop. P* 

Hie Giants will be leaving. Lei me repeat 


Sl! That* the bottom line. 

f were lucky, they will simply move down 

■Santa Clara or San Jose. It is quite likely, 

B**ver, that in a few short years, the 

■npa Giants, or the New Orleans Giants, 

'he Vancouver Giants will be competing 

for the National League West title. 

Many people will undoubtedly try to por- 
tray Giants' owner Bob Lurie as a spoiled 
child taking his ball and going home 
because he didn't get his way. This is not a 
fair accusation. Lurie bought the team in the 
mid-seventies, thereby aborting their immi- 
nent departure at that time. Since then, 
Lurie has bent over backwards to keep the 
Giants in San Francisco. 

But the fact is that Candlestick Park 
simply is not and will never be an adequate 
facility for Major League Baseball. 

We all know about the weather. While 
any baseball park in San Francisco would 
be windy, a good stadium can minimize 
these effects. For example, the Oakland 
Coliseum is not exactly located in a tropical 
zone, but the design of the stadium is such 
that the cold wind is minimized inside the 

Not only does Candlestick fail to minim- 
ize the weather, it actually seems to make it 
worse, creating crosswinds that could carry 

off a small farm animal. 

But weather is the least of Candlestick's 
problems. Personally, I wouldn't mind put- 
ting on an extra sweatshirt or two if I could 
just gel to the park, and once there were able 
to see Ihc action on the field. 

I looked at a map of San Francisco today 
and found that I live almost exactly three 
miles from Candlestick Park. In spite of 
this, il is far easier for me to hop on BART 
and go to an A* game at the Coliseum than 
it is to undertake the Herculean task of 
getting to Candlestick, whether by car or by 
(God help me) MUNI. 

Furthermore, once you get inside the 
park, the sightlincs are horrible for baseball. 
If a great hole were to open up on the right 
field warning track and swallow Candy 
Maldonado, there would be thousands of 
fans who wouldn't know to rejoice because 
this part of the field is not visible from much 
of the upper deck. 

Okay, so now that I hope IVe convinced 
you that Candlestick is indeed an abysmal 
place to hold baseball games, the process of 

elimination becomes simple. Even, 1 hope, 
to the nice gentleman from No on P. 

It goes something like this: Candlestick is 
an unsuitable home for the Giants. Further- 
more, the City refuses to provide them with 
a new home. IVe never taken a class in 
formal logic, but I believe this leaves Lurie 
with one, and only one option, to look 
outside of San Francisco for a new stadium. 

No, Lurie is not a villain. He has done all 
he reasonably can to keep Ihc Giants in San 
Francisco. In fact, any other businessman 
who was only concerned about dollars and 
cents would have moved the club years ago. 

Indeed, Lurie tried to be a local good guy 
only to have the community tell him to lake 
a hike. As much as 1 will hate to see the 
Giants go, maybe it* the best thing for the 

Hopefully, they will wind up in a city that 
appreciates the value and contributions of a 
Major League baseball team to the com- 
munity and will treat them accordingly. 

Hey Bob, thanks for trying. 

Sports Calendar 


Saturday. Nov. 18. West Valley at CCSF. 1:00 
Saturday. Nov. 25. Laney at CCSF, 1:00 

Men's Basketball 

Friday; Nov. 17, Dc Anza College at De Anza, 7:30 

Saturday. Nov. 18, College of Sequoias at CCSF. 7:30 

[iiesrJay, Nov. 21. Contra Costa College at CCSF. 7.30 

In sum, Nov 24-26, Butte Tournament at Butte 

Tlun -Sal. Nov. JO-Dec. 2. Skyline Tournament at Skyline 


Saturday, NOV 18, 1st Round State Playol'ls. lime and place TBA 
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2nd Round State Playoffs, time and place TBA 

Women* Volleyball 

IUesday, Nov. 21. NORC AI. Tournament, time and place TBA 

[uesday, Nov. 28. NORCAL Tournament, lime and place TBA 

Sat -Sun.. Dec. 2-3. California State Championships, time and place TBA 

Cross Country 

Saturday. Nov. 18, State Championships at Woodward Park. Fresno 

6 / The Guardsman 



Walkout continued 

this time and under these 
circumstances was "unlawful, 
Irresponsible and 

counter-productive" and demanded 
that the union "cancel the planned 
activity immediately." 

Sloan defied the union to point to 
someone on the labor relations side 
who learned about the walkout earlier 
than he on Nov. 2. As to the 
disagreement over the dates, he 
replied "so what," saying the walkout 
was "not a responsible way for 
professional educators to be 

■Negotiated in bad faith" 

Computer Science Instructor 
Charles Meteler said he agreed with 
the walkout "because the district had 
negotiated in really bad faith. The 
negotiator receives [up to] $ 135 an 
hour." Metzler said the negotiator 
had not signed off the contract yet 
because he has a "vested Interest* In 
slow negotiations. 

At the August 24 Governing Board 
meeting, Rlordan was Ihe sole 
dissenting voter on Resolution B 16 
hiring Liebert, Cassldy, IV Frlerson 
at the rate of $ 1 15 per hour, not to 
exceed $135. for counsel on labor 
relations. A lawyer himself, he 
questioned the high rates that the 
Board was accepting, saying they 
were using "play money" because the 
state picked up the tab, which was 
high enough for the last negotiator at 
$50 per hour. 

Hulbort concurred. At the Oct. 30 
Board meeting, he questioned the use 
of taxpayer funds to the tune of 
$ 1 16,600 last year to negotiator 
Ronald A. Glick, making him the 
highest person paid by the district. 
In June 1988 alone, 6llck received 
$9,750 for 195 hours of negotiation 
and other related services. 

The Oct. 17 earthquake postponed 
the meeting from the 26th to the 
30th and AFTs planned 
demonstration until the November 
meeting. With Uie quake still on 
peopled minds and the AIDS quilt 
hanging in the auditorium, there was 
a subdued atmosphere at the October 

Two speakers each from AFT 
Local 2121 and classified staffs UPE 
Local 790 of SEIU talked with 
restraint about contract negotiations 
and low faculty compensation. But 
there was no mistaking the 
undercurrents of bitterness, 
especially when UPE Local 790 SFCCO 
Chapter President Fred Barker and 
Chief Steward Richard Gale spoke 
about the district and Glick taking 17 
months to reach a contract with their 
union and their hope that AFT Local 
2121 fares better. 

There has been criticism that it 
took over three months to reach 
agreement on four minor Issues over 
the summer. The union asked for 
naming of priority Items at every 
negotiation session, said Hulbert, and 
it was very frustrating when the 
district each time said they were 
thinking about it. 

Sloan said he was not Involved in 
negotiations since the beginning— his 
firm's contract started In late 
August. About total negotiation 
hours, he said they were "quite 
expensive." He deferred to Steven 
Hale, administrative assistant to 
Berg, to say there were 19 sessions, 
averaging three to four hours each, 
from June 15 through Nov. 14. 

Negotiations are only a day behind 
schedule, said Sloan, after the 
district canceled the Nov. 7 session 
because of the walkout. There Is no 
overall timeline because the parties 
have not specifically agreed to an 
ending date, he said. 

Rlordan felt that "things have 
progressed" a little better and faster 
after the walkout. 

Sloan disagreed, saying the action 
had "no result whatsoever" and that 
"we have not changed the approach, 
tone, or tenor' of negotiations except 
to propose a no-strlke clause. As of 
Nov. 14, they took care of the 
articles five through 1 1 (the rest of 
the minor Issues) and would start on 
13 major Issues the next day, 
starting with upgrading. 

"On minor Issues, we have been 
very successful In cutting through 
the bull and providing breakthroughs 
that led to compromises," said Sloan. 
He attributed any progress to when 
they decided on the dates to finish 
discussion of minor Issues and to 
start major Issues. 

"It Is not fair nor accurate for the 
union to implicitly or explicitly blame 
the district for the the Urn* to 
negotiate," said Sloan. It has 
historically taken a long time for the 
district, and the public sector— "I 

wish It were not so." 

He sad the union had to take 
responsibility and said they 
accounted for more than half of the 
time In negotiation. 

Cooperative approach 

A common complaint In the 
district is the lack of communication 
and cooperation between faculty, 
staff, and administration. The 
Accreditation Commission for 
Community and Junior Colleges last 
year criticized, among other things, 
the lack of colleglallty in the district. 
The commission expects a two-year 
Interim report next year Instead of 
the usual five-year report. 

In his Nov. 6 memo. Sloan wrote: 
"The District had suggested In 
September that the parties adopt a 
new, more 'cooperative' approach to 
negotiations. ...As recently as last 
week we suggested that the parties 
receive at least a brief orientation in 
that new approach from experts free 
of charge from the State Public 
Employment Relations Board (PERB). 
AFT did not feel that this was the 
appropriate time for Initiating a new 

According to Hulbert, PERB told 
the union that the "appropriate* time 
for the suggested approach was 
before the start of negotiations and 
advised against changing approaches 
in the middle. 

Sloan acknowledged that PERB did 
not suggest complete reorientation In 
the midst of negotiations, but they 
did not discourage them from having 
the orientation. He still felt the 
session would be valuable to show 
how the parties could do things 
differently and gain a sense of 

Taking down namas 

City College faculty were 
welcoming a thaw In administration 
with the replacement of the 
embattled and Isolated President 
Carlos Ramirez, who was accused of 
often deferring to Hsu, with popular 
Interim President Willis Kirk, who 
had said he was his own person and 
wanted a more open administration. 

Similarly, faculty and staff were 
feeling more hopeful about the 
district this year. Despite It being a 
protest, spirits were running high at 
the walkout, but now emotions are 
running high after the actions and 
reactions by district administration. 

Many In the Department Chairs 
Council (DCC) were upset at an 
emergency meeting of the College 
Council on Nov. 7 to discuss the 
walkout. A Nov. 6 memo from Kirk 
called the meeting at the request of 
Hsu, who was not present, but Sloan 
and Berg were there to address 
college administration and the DCC. 

Several dept. heads questioned 
who Sloan was and why he was there. 
'A department head raised the issue 
loud and clear why he was dealing 
with us even though he was not 
administration," said DCC President 
Betty J. Mattea. Actually, Sloan Is 
also advisor on labor relations for 
the district, besides being a 
negotiator. Still, many of the dept. 
chairs were not happy he was running 
the meeting. 

Sloan asked In the beginning of the 
meeting whether there was anyone 
present who was not an 
administrator or department chair. 
He also gave a negotiations update. 
Sloan told the dept. chairs they were 
supervisors and should help the 

Mattea reported that Sloan said 
administration requested the chairs: 
1 ) to understand and act on their 
responsibility to go to 10 o'clock 
classes and dismiss students If no 
faculty were present because of 
liability; 2) to list names of absent 
faculty to administration; and 3) for 
any dept. head who had a class at 10 
o'clock to find a substitute to cover 
the class, so he can go do the other 
two things. Dept. heads absent at the 
meeting were noted, so they could be 
informed about these requests. 

After questioning Kirk about the 
"requests," the dept. heads finally 
asked him point blank: "Are you 
asking us, or are you telling us?" 
Reportedly, Kirk, who appeared 
uncomfortable throughout the 
meeting, had to swallow hard and 
said: "I'm telling you.* 

"At three different times, we 
demanded to know what would happen 
If we disobeyed this edict, said 
Mattea. Berg finally responded that 
letters of reprimand would be placed 
In their files. 

Dept. heads asked If they would 
have to resign if they refused to 
fulfill the requests. The reply was 
"no." Three to four said they would 

resign If forced to report faculty. 
Sloan said each person would have to 
come to grips with this. 

After caucusing for 10 minutes as 
the DCC at the other end of the room, 
the chairs voted unanimously 
(unusual for the DCC) that they would 
dismiss classes, but would not 
disclose names of classes nor faculty 
to administration, according to 
Mattea. "They (administration) were 
quite surprised by our not divulging 
names of faculty.* 

Some dept. heads resented being 
placed In such a difficult position. 
Even though they have a separate 
contract than faculty, they are 
actually faculty— except when it's 
convenient to consider them as 
"administrators.* 'Department 
heads tread the middle line between 
faculty and administration,* said 

Mattea sent a Nov. 7 letter to Hsu 
explaining the DCC's position and 
"pointed out that there is nothing In 
our DCC contract or past practice, 
directing us to take attendance and 
report absences to administration." 

"I am the district's labor 
consultant and was acting In that 
capacity when I appeared before the 
council," said Sloan. "My role Is the 
same as my predecessor," he added. 

But Sloan would not comment any 
further because he was "not at 
liberty to disclose what happened" 
because of the lawyer-client 
privilege and the meeting dealt with 
"confident and sensitive Issues." 
Corrective and/or 
disciplinary action? 

Sloan also would not confirm If he 
authored Identical Nov. 7 memos sent 
by presidents of both divisions 
reminding faculty of their 
assignments and warning "that any 
unexcused absence results In a 
docking of pay, and can result In 
appropriate corrective and/or 
disciplinary action." 

While the contract calls for 
docking half a day's pay for missing a 
class, uncertainty exists to what the 
latter phrase means. Hsu told The 
Guardsman on Nov. 9 the district 
Is "collecting Information and a 
decision will be made, reflective of 
the laws of California and policies of 
this district," but did not specify. As 

of Nov. 14. the district was still 
collecting Information. 

City College deans and 
administrators went to the rally with 
clipboards taking names. Besides the 
DCC's refusal to take names, UPE 
Local 790 sent a Nov. 6 bulletin 
asking "all classified personnel take 
no part In any retaliatory actions by 
the administration" while saying AFT 
Local 2121 "specifically has not 
requested that we Join in this work 
action, [emphasis theirs)" 

Sloan would not confirm about 
warnings of issuing letters of 
reprimand, saying that Is private 
employee Information. ChetRoaman, 
who helped organize the Southeast 
Center walkout, said Associate 
Director Bema Katuna warned of 
dlscllplnary letters. 

Also, faculty were made to sign 
for receipt of the memo from Centers 
President Rena Bancroft. Like other 
Centers faculty, Roaman wanted to 
walk out for the first hour of class 
(Centers classes run two hours) and 
come back to teach the second hour. 
At Southeast, administration went to 
classrooms where students were still 
studying and canceled the classes, 
according to Roaman. who is faculty 
council president there. 

The union canceled its walkout at 
the Downtown Center after confusion 
and cold feet over threats of a 
lockout. Bancrofts memo, and the 
circulation of a dissenting teacher's 
letter all caused the commitment to 
dwindle from a majority to only 
12-15 people, according to Ed Rosen, 
union representative at the center. 
"There's safety In numbers." Faculty 
at this and other centers were angry 
after they received Bancroft's memo 
and wished they had walked out. 
They have signed petitions to the 
Governing Board expressing their 
solidarity with the other teachers 
who walked out. 

Bancroft tried to distance herself 
from the memo at a visit to Mission 
Center the day after the walkout, 
according to Jaime Barrazas, 
Centers vice president for the union. 
The situation has put many employees 
In awkward positions. 

The careful Bancroft told The 
Guardsman 'As management, we 

Saa Walkout page 3 

Smokers get help to quit on 
Great American Smokeout Day 

By Rachel Bender 

Some of you smokers may be dreading 
November 16. Why? Because its Great 
American Smokeout Day. Yes, its the day to 
quit. .. again. 

Well, this time you can do it! On 
November 10, City College held a Concert/ 
Lecture on "Successful Strategies for Stop- 
ping Smoking." 

A panel of four people, who have success- 
fully stopped smoking, told their stories and 
offered helpful ways to quit. 

A_ couple of methods to quit include 
"Study Behavior," where you figure out what 
it is that makes you want that cigarette and 
prevent it, and the other is just smoking 
excessively, until you Ye absolutely sick of it. 

Although there are many proven 
methods of quitting, one must first have the 
pyschological, physiological, and social 
motivation to quit. 

Difficult stage 

For most people, the physiological part is 
the most difficult at first because of the 
bodys addiction to nicotine. It takes 
approximately three weeks to break the 
addiction physically, which is when the 
social and psychological aspects take more 
noticable dominance. 

If bad breath, wrinkles, and smelly 
belongings aren\ enough to get you moti- 
vated, read this. .. 

Cigarette smoking is the single most 
important preventable cause of death in the 
United States, and is a major cause of 
chronic diseases. Nearly one out of six 
deaths is attributed to smoking. 

Smokers die of strokes three limes as 
often as non-smokers. They have twice the 
risk of dying of heart attacks, cancer, and 
other respiratory disease. Smoking is also a 
major cause of miscarriages, lower birth 
rates, and complications at delivery. 
Sobering statistics 

In the past 15 years, the amount of 
women smokers has tripled. Lung cancer is 
now estimated to account for more deaths in 
women than any other cancer. Most of these 
deaths would not have occurred if women 
had not smoked. 

Male cigarette smokers have about five 
limes the normal risk of dying of mouth 
cancer as non-smokers. 

Not only is smoking a great health 
burden, but it* also an economic one. In a 
1985 survey, the California Department of 
Health Services estimated the health and 


Bea-ry Healthy. 

Please Don't Smoke. 

ABORTION cont'd 

OR members have been known to put 
toothpicks and glue into door locks of clin- 
ics to make them inoperable and hamper 
access into the clinics. 

Many of ORs members refuse to admit 
that they arc breaking the law. Instead, they 
support Terrys comment that "This is not 
civil disobedience, it is obedience to Gods 
law. The emphasis behind this is not break- 
ing manls law. Us obeying our maker." 

Judge Tashima did not agree with this 
argument. He fined OR SI 1 1,000 in attorney 
fees and fined each defendant $10,000 in 
August after a lawsuit brought by the 
National Abortion Federation. 

More recently, on October 5, Terry was 
jailed in Atlanta for refusing to pay a $1,000 
fine imposed for his part in the clinic raids 
last July. He faces up to one year for each 
fine of $500 for criminal trespass and unlaw- 
ful assembly. Terry said he would appeal his 

Impatient grass-roots group 

Apparently, this had no effect on OR. 
Two days later, on October 7, members were 
arrested for attempting to blockade a clinic 
in San Rafael. 

"We waited outside of their meeting place 
at 5:30 a.m. and then followed their cars in 
hopes of finding what clinic was going to be 
under attack that day," said Cummings. 

Using car phones, CB radios, and infiltra- 
tors, BACAOR is usually successful. On this 
particular day, one very prominent leader in 
pro-life activities, Kelly Konnely. mistakenly 
handed a map of OK. destination to one of 
BACAORs members, which resulted in 
fruitless efforts to lead them in diverted 

Because of the continued arrests, harass- 
ments, invasions of women's rights and pri- 
vacy, and a total contradiction of 
nonviolence evidenced by the shoving 
matches that have appeared in TV news 
coverage, OR has become a target of 
extreme scrutiny and criticism by the law, 
media, and people on both sides of the 

"I don't subscribe to all of their tactics," 
said Marlene Swendsen, a spokesperson for 
Right to Life in San Francisco, "but I do feel 
that, they are raising the consciousness of 

She believes that OR is a grass-roots 
group that became impatient when nothing 
was preventing the "25 million deaths of 
babies" in this nation since 1973. 

Saving babies or exploiting women? 

In a recent discussion with Stanford Uni- 
versity students, Terry was ridiculed for 
being in favor of the death penalty. Students 
shouted that he believed in the right to life 
only if he could decide which life had the 
right to live. 

They further accused his organization of 
being affiliated with Women Exploited by 
Abortion (WEBA), which was interviewed 
on the Cable TV talk show "Race and 
Reason," produced by the Ku Klux Klan. 

Terry denied involvement even though 
Connie Rodgers, a retired infiltrator of OR, 
spoke openly of how they used WEBA at 
their rallies. 

"All of the leaders of OR arc male [com- 
monly called Marshalls]," said Rodgers, 
"and they use these women at their rallies to 
relive their abortions and appeal to the 
children they "murdered,' often sending 
them into tears and hysterics while everyone 
just stands by and lets them suffer." 

No alternatives to abortions? 

One City College student and member of 
BACAOR, who wishes to remain anonym- 
ous because he/she is currently trying to 
become an infiltrator, feels that there arc no 
other options besides abortion. 

"These people aren't facing up to reality 
that there just aren't enough couples out 
there willing to adopt all of the black babies, 
infant victims of crack, and special needs 
kids that would be left in foster care or 
homeless if abortion became illegal," said 
the student. "They are disillusioned with the 
idea that there will be all these healthy white 
babies available for adoption when, in fact, 
most of those mothers will either choose to 
be single parents because it is acceptable in 
todays society or they will have the re- 
sources to have abortions." 

JACKSON cont'd i_ 


Key abortion ca* 

July 3, 1989 

Webster vs. Reproductive Health ,W 

Die Supreme Court ruled that Mk. 
may rccognuc thai human life Cj? 
at conception and may impose cert? 
trictions that would not allow w^k 
obtain abortions in that slate. Then* 
bar public funds, facilities, and crmj 
from counseling, encouraging, or rnt 
ing abortions. This law opened the A. 
unlimited stale restrictions on a w 
right to choose abortion across ih^ 

October 10, 1989 

Florida Legislature holds special ^ 

The Florida Legislaiure rejected 9a, 
can Governor Bob Marline?, on 4 
restrictive measures thai would impo, 
ilations on aborlioas in the state. "• 
the first attempt nationwide to u* ik, 
way granted by the U.S. Supreme Co*' 
restrict abortions on a slate level in h)|, 
ter decision. 

October 12, 1989 

California Parental Consent Law 

A California appellate court upbdf. 
ban on a slate law passed by the Ir p g. 
in 19X7 that requires parental cqgwL 
teenagers seeking abortions. Hwwm, 
issue on whether or not the law is ut*% 
luiional was sent backto the lower* 
which can take up to a year to go (o(j 
The law was originally challenged h 
American Academy of Pediatrics, n» 
entcd by the ACLU. and is the first »t». 
case in California after the IVebsierk^ 
by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

October 24, 1989 

Pennsylvania House grants restrict** 

Using legislative power granted in* 
Webster decision by the U.S. Sept 
Court, the Pennsylvania House vow, 
58 for more restrictions in the first lepfc 
victory for abortion opponents su» 
decision. Some provisions would rcqi 
24-hour waiting period, the husbandij 
sent, and a ban on abortions after 24 »■ 
The bill is expected to be passed ihroq! 
Senate easily and be signed by Demoa 
Governor Robert Casey. 

October 25, 1989 

Override for Medicaid abortions Uk 

The House of Representatives ti 
votes short of the two-thirds mai 
required to overturn President Go 
Bush'> October 21 veto of a bill pec* 
federally financed abortions lor vxta 
rape, incest, or when ihe moihertf 
threatened. The House of Represeanl 
had voted 216-206 in favor Oct. II II 
motion offered by Rep Barbara Em. 
San Francisco-Marin), which dcratf 
Hyde Amendment that has made fata 
financed abortions for poor women if 
sible for the past eight yean. 

-Suzie Grirpa* 

OR activist Kenney believes that a*f 
would adopt interracially, but many** 
workers inside of California are ap 
transcultural adoptions. 

Summerhay said:. These women** 
go back to back alley and self-inflicted* 
lions because there arc people out tha™ 
care in seeing thai child come inwi 

With the numerous fines, court » 
arrests, and their leader in jail, comlt. 
with the growing rebellion of prod* 
activists. Operation Rescues future is <* 
tain. However, this highly eraouonilt 
will continue to respark new battles. 

As one BACAOR activist said, "As* 
groups arc attempting to take «•• 
rights away, such as ■Operation Persee* 
the more determined we will become 1 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

Guardsman entertainment editor 

Christie Angelo may make smoking look 

like a cool and tough thing to do, but she 

actually wants to quit 

economic costs associated with this risk 

They determined that in 1985, smoking 
was directly responsible for 31,289 deaths; 
313,065 hospital discharges; S4.1 billion in 
hospital and other medical-care costs; and 
more than $7.1 billion in total costs. Public 
funds paid for 77 percent of these hospital 
costs related to smoking. 


Most schools in the United States have an 
anti-smoking educational program and 95 
percent have written laws. Voluntary health 
organizations are also involved in providing 
anti-smoking education in school districts. 

Tobacco use by students remains a major 
public health problem. Approximately 
3,000 persons under the age of 21 start 
smoking each day in the U.S. 

Although smoking is a big problem, 70 
percent do not smoke. Many of you can join 
the crowd and start planning for November 
16. Do it for the sake of your health and 
others'. Good luck! 

City College's Student Health Center is 
cooperating with the national campaign by 
offering "Survival Kits," pamphlets, and 
support groups. Stop by Bungalow 201 
Monday-Friday, 9-4 p.m., or call 239-1120. 

"The Western Culture thing was about a 
course that was required for all freshmen 
here," said Jackson. "Basically, its the study 
of Plato, Socrates, all the Greeks. It lakes 
you off into a whole European framework. 
There was a big protest about that for about 
eight years. During my freshman year, it 
finally passed that an alternate course [be 
offered] that include people of color." 

There were numerous incidents which 
prompted the May 14 demonstration in 
President Donald Kennedys office. One 
was a racist incident where black students 
were subjected to harassment when flyers of 
Beethoven made up as a gross caricature of 
a black man were posted in Ujamaa, the 
black theme dorm. This incident was met 
with no response by the Stanford University 

Developing an Asian Studies department 
and a request for a Chicano Assistant Dean 
were other issues that protesters felt needed 
to be addressed. 

The "Agenda for Action Coalition" was 
formed to deal with these multi-racial issues. 
Leaders of this coalition decided the May 14 
sit-in was the best way to call attention to 
these problems. 

On the day of the protest, riot police were 
called in and were instructed to put the 
protesters in a "riot bus." A crowd of over 
500 supporters used bicycles, trash cans, 
cars, and their bodies to prevent the bus 
from leaving. The officers were forced to cite 
the students and release them on the spot. 
At press time, Jacksons case is at the trial 
hearing level, where the district attorney, 
Tom Fahrenholz meets with Jackson and 
Joseph Billingsley, his counsel. So far, Jack- 
son has had five trial hearings since June. In 
the first two hearings, the district attorney 
was not prepared, which led to postponing 
judgment on whether or not the case should 
go to trial. 

At the November 21 hearing. Judge Man- 
ley may decide the next step for this case. 
Jackson and his supporters are demanding 
that all charges be dropped. 

The list of Jackson supporters is loaf 
diverse. Faculty members, the Sim 
University student government, call 
ministers, the Human Relations BoBU 
well as organizations from other urn* 
ties, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley. ui\ 
Santa Cruz, have shown their support I 

Indicative of whole countrj 

At City College, students are dealing' 
the issue of developing an Asian Ant* 
Studies program. Elrick Jundis, Of 
lege student and secretary of theUj 
Pilipino American Student Assoc* 
(UPASA), said: "Why pick on one so* 
If Stanford pressed charges on ont» 
should have pressed charges on att" 

Although Jundis said that he bd<* 
charges should have been made at si 
not shocked by Stanford* response- 

"It* the type of situation where youP 
they would," he said. "Stanford is a**' 
best universities in the world. If so°*j 
happens, the other universities arega 
be watching them, so they have 10 si* 
Using this one student leader is howM 
iL" .M 

Given the recent racist incident in™ 
defacing posters outside the "'""' 
Union office, students are no strand 
racism on campus. 

When asked if he had any coma** 
City CoUege students about his srw' 
Jackson said: "I think my situation « 
ative of what* going on in the 1 
general— the diffrcnt attacks, 
dents— thats been coming down 
black community. I just think its' 
for the administration at Stanford 
that they dont want any progressive 
to happen. Theyrc going 10 s"e*,i| 
black leader to scare everybody ■ ( 
doing anything. People have w J* 
strong, pull together, and not let <*^ 
halt the rest of the movement forF 
change." Ml 

He added: "If people want 10 o» 
they should be able to do it." 




Faculty gets more vocal 
about negotiation demands 


Quakr financial assistance 

S ludcnls receiving financial aid who have 
expenses resulting from the Oc. 17 earthquake 
may be eligible for adjustments in aid. Apply- 
ing ii ir adjustments [of medical, transporta- 
tion, or loss of classroom equipment, supplies 
Expenses caused by the quake— Is relatively 
Simple, according lo Dean of Financial Aid 
Robert Balestrch. The Financial Assistance 
Office is in the Student Union, phone 

For the general public the Federal Emer- 
gency Management Agency (FEMA) has 
opened o temporary office offering disaster 
i nee for quake victims: Post Gym 2, 
Bldg. 1 152, Presidio of San Francisco m Gor- 
gas Ave & Sternberg Rd.. phone 1-800- 

Organization structure study 

Strategic Planning Associates (SPA), hired 
to study San Francisco Community College 
District^ (SFCCD) organizational structure, 
will present their recommendations lo the 
Governing Board meeting as a Committee of 
the Whole at an open meeting at 5 p.m. on 
Jin. II, 1990 and at Faculty Planning Day at 
9 a.m. on Jan. 16, 1990 in the Riordan High 
School auditorium. The Board is likely to act 
on recommendations at its Jan. 25 regular, 
public meeting. 

The district commissioned the study in 
response to the June 1988 accreditation report 
by the Accrediting Commission of Commun- 
ity and Junior Colleges of the Western Asso- 
ciation of Schools and Colleges ( WASC) and 
also because its structure has never been stu- 
died before. The district has a fairly unique 
structure of two divisions, the credit City 
College and the seven non-credit Centers, In 
California, only San Diego County, with iu 
autonomous campuses, comes close. 

The result* will likely have important impli- 
cations for the future of the district. For 
example, while the search for a new chancel- 
lor to replace Hilary Hsu has started, the 
search for someone new to assume the role of 
i us C ollcge president, currently held by Inte- 
rim President Willis kirk, has been held off 
awaiting results of the study. 

The consulting group has been visiting dis- 
trict facilities, and ulsu interviewing and sur- 
veying administration, faculty, staff and 
»ludcnls. All parties interested in having a say 
about the future of the district can call SPA at 
642-7223 (Berkeley) or write 1974 Robin 
Ridge Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 

Library architects chosen 

The Governing Board has chosen The 
Architects Collaborative Inc (TACI). from a 
final field of three firms, to design the new 
Citj College Library; Learning Resource 
Center, at its Oct. 30 meeting The California 
Legislature has budgeted, and the college lias 
to match funds for. 5851,000 for architectural 
services and SI6.5 million for construction of 
the library, which wiU be operational in Fall 

The site of the new building has not been 
decided though John Finn. Associate Direc- 
tor of Facilities and Planning, is holding out 
tor the location on Cloud Circle where the 
bungalow homes of the ethnic clubs currently 
Jrc Librarian Julia Bergman maintains hope 
for a new library, and u West Campus expan- 
sion of the college, on the Balboa Reservoir 
land across from the college. She ^aid the 
Cloud Circle location is ridiculous, wiih iU 
small -footprint," the new library will In 
be taller than Balmolc Hulls seven floors, 
which it will exceed in urea. 

At its Nov. 30 meeting, the Board directed 
Chancellor Hilary Hsu to contact Mayor Art 
Agnos again to relent on releasing the land to 
City College, which he refused to do at o June 
28 meeting with Community College District 
officials. (See The Guardsman, Aug, 31-Sepl. 
See NEWS DIGEST, back page 

Photo by Edmund Lee 
Walter Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Francisco Labor Council spoke to 
an overflowing audience at the Nov. 30 Governing Board meeting. AFT Local 2121 
President Mike Hulbert (far right} also spoke. 

By Wing Liu 

San Francisco Comruiily College faculty 
got more vocal about salary Incrtaaas and 
contract negotiations by following their 
November 8 walkout (See The Guardsman, 
Nov 1 6-0ec. 6) with a spirited 
demonstration at the November 30 Sf CCD 
Governing Board meeting which had been 
planned for the last meeting 

Over 300 instructors, students, and 
supporters marched in a big circle In the 
parking lot at the district office at 33 
Gough Street They carried signs and 
sported buttons in the school's red end 
white colors saying "I don't want to strike, 
but I will The San Francisco Organizing 
Project (SFOP), a coalition of 1 1 unions and 
1 church groups worth 60,000 votes. 
Joined the demonstration, which had 
speakers addressing the ma rcher s. 

After half on hour, they went Into the 
building at 730 p m for start of the open 
session of the Board meeting A9 promised, 
they formed a gauntlet in the halls, so the 
Board members had to pees them on their 
way to the auditorium coming from the 
executive (closed) session. They also 
packed the auditorium, overflowing into the 
gallery, kitchen, and out into the halls The 
boisterous crowd chanted "education, not 
administration* and waved signs 

They also chanted. "We want the Board Ilo 
showupl' They cheered Board member 
Robert Varm who was the first to enter the 
room and seemed to enjoy the cheering, 
grinning with a flushed face. 

It took o minute later for the rest of the 
members to come in The crowd yelled: 
•What is it that we want?" Board member 
Ernest "Chuck" Ayala I lipply answered, not 
too loudly, "money," but the crowd 
answered itself with "parity" It also 
repeated cries o) "shame," and one woman 
yelled "Sname on you, Hsu" as Chancellor 
Hilary Hsu threaded through the gauntlet 

In the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, 
Ton! Hester of the Part-timers Caucus of 
Local 21 21 of the American Federations of 
Teachers and negolistion team member 
raised her voice and emphasized the phrase 
"and Justice for all" 

•And justice for all" 

The union reels justice would be done if 
SFCCD faculty went (rom 6Sth in 
compensation (salary end benefits) out of 
71 state comrrumty college districts and 
last oflO Bay Ares districts to being In the 
top three forBsy Area districts Instead, 
Management Proposal * 1 1 on Nov. 27 
offered raising in Ihe long term (five years) 
the salaries to be above the median for 
community colleges in the Bay Area Also, 
It olfered an off-the-salary schedule 
(one-time only) payment of two percent for 
the Fell 1 969 semester and e 4.6-t percent 
orr-schedule wage increase for Jan I -Dec 

Management also proposed conversion 
(rom en ecademic, i.e July through following 
June, to an calendar, i e. January -Oecember. 
year, but at the same time moving 
reopeners to September of 1990 and 1991 
lor more discussion ol wages for the rest ot 
the three-year contract. 

Jeffrey Sloan, chief negotietor for the 
district, said that was the first week of real 
negotiations on wages He said there was a 
lot of give and take requiring compromise 
end said they were trying to "make 
movement on wages " He said a lot of work 
went into the proposal end eeemed proud 
of the document 

Hearing about the proposal, some at the 
meeting ol the Executive Council of the City 
College Academic Senate (ell It was "e slop 
in the lace " Ihe AS is responsible for 
professional (academic) matters while the 
union is the bargaining agent, but City 
College AS President Chelcle Liu and 
Centers Division AS. President Clara Starr 
both went on record later on in the Board 
meeting as supporting faculty and union 
negotietlon demands 

Union President Mike Hulbert said the two 
percent payment was one-time only and the 
4 64 percent payment was not a wage 
increase but would exactly cover the cost 
ol living adjustment entitled the faculty 
ond which the state allocated for anyway 

Sloan said to achieve the long-term goal 
ol wages above the Bey Aree median, the 
enstnet "needs certain improvements— to 
Increase efficiency and cut costs" Item 3 
(a) said class size in the district is the 
lowest In the Bay Area, saying the average 
for non-credit classes was 25 compared 
with the statewide average of -14 and the 
average ratio ol Weekly Student Contact 
Hours (WSCH) to Full Time Equivalents (FTE) 
was 434 versus the 1988 Northern 
California overage of 513 for large 
community colleges 

Faculty ere vehemently against 
increasing class size, saying that is 
especially detrimental for ESL dosses 
Sloan responded "ESL classes have a lot ol 
Students In them_Then we're not talking 
about ESL classes, but about classes where 
the ratio is low" Also, This district more 
than anywhere else, continues to provide 
classes despite a low turnout ol students" 
Also, he objected to duplicate "olferings In 
the Centers in close proximity to one 
another," which was addressed in item 3(b). 

See NEGOTIATIONS, back page 

Vote in A.S. Council 
election on Dec. 12-13 

Photo by Edmund Lee 
At the Nov. 30 Governing Board meeting, a faculty member expresses his 
dissatisfaction. Board member Alan Wong, Chancellor Hilary Hsu, and member 
Ernest "Chuck" Ayala were present 

President's Award Ceremony honors bright 
lights at big City in Little Theatre 

By Julie Carroll 

The President 's Award Ceremony, a for- 
mal ceremony honoring the academic and 
personal achievement of Dcaris Honor List 
students and 45 scholarship recipients. Was 
held on December 7 at 5 p.m. in Ihe Little 

Scheduled to make welcoming remarks 
were City College Dean of Students Edward 
L Davis; San Francisco Community Col- 
lege District Chancellor/ Superintendent 
Hilary Hsu; SFCCD Governing Board 
President Julie Tang; City College President 
Willis E Kirk; City College Academic 
Senate President Chelae Liu; and Asso- 
ciated Student Body President Jacynihia 

After greetings from Davis and a musical 
selection from the Music Department, pres- 
entation of scholarships commenced under 
the auspices of Scholarship Coordinator 
Elaine Mannon. A charming, resourceful 
woman. Mannon sees the ceremony as "the 
highlight of the semester" and finds it "very 
rewarding to he a part of the process of 
acknowledging students' accomplishments." 
The first scholarships presented were 
Community and Memorial Scholarships 
which have various restrictions and require- 
ments. For example, the Brew Guru Award 
of $50 is awarded to the oldest City College 
student over 50 years of age, which went this 
semester to the 66-year-old Mae D. Spriggs. 
This year's scholarship applications were 
read and evaluated hy Scholarship Commit- 
tee members— Chemistry Chair Alfred Lee 
and counselors Tom Kawakami. Yvonne 
McGovem, and Sarah Thompson. Scores 
are accumulaied based on grade point aver- 
age; units completed; personal statement 
evaluation; recommendations, oiherconsid- 
erations including employment, family com- 
mitments, and personal hardships; and 
lastly, financial need. 

Next. Departmental Scholarships were 
presented honoring students in specific 
areas of study including the Gay and Les- 
biaji Studies Department and the Photo- 
graph) Department. Following these were 
Organizational Scholarships which con- 
sisted of awards from the Council on Black 
American Affairs Scholarships. 

Diverse and eclectic students 

Ihe Presidents Award Ceremony was 

started in I9K4 under then President Carlos 

B. Ramirez and is a testament to the diverse 

and eclectic backgrounds of City College 

students. Among the three top winners of 
scholarship awards, Jennifer Burke, Alan 
Buholtz, and Adrianna Sarramca, there 
exist three different backgrounds, career 
objectives, and educational plans. However, 
all three possess the will to learn and the 
courage and stamina to attain their individ- 
ual goals. 

Jennifer Burke, a 27-year-old re-entry stu- 
dent from Oakland, majors in Social Scien- 
ces and plans lo transfer to UC Berkeley. 
Although education was not stressed in her 
upbringing. Burke always knew she was 
interested in ncademia and would go on to 
college. Her career goal is to work with 
people who are substance abusers and study 
the conflicts and stresses of interpersonal 
relationships in order to learn more about 
herself and society's role in fostering racial 
and ethnic tension. 

Burke, in addition to maintaining a 4.0 
GPA. supports herself by working as a wai- 
tress in an Oakland pizzeria, tutors English 
sludents, grades Physics papers, and is a 
sign painter for Safeway supermarkets. 
Always on the go. she admits to feeling a 
little burned out by her heavy load and 
intends to take a lighter schedule next 

A quick, well-rounded, and courageous 
Woman, Burke is not afraid to make a mis- 
take and fecLs that "the quicker you confront 
your fears, the easier you can move through 
them" and "concentrate on an image you 
want lo attain in a situation and work 
toward that image" She has won a S250 
scholarship award from the City College 
Faculty und Administration. 

"Follow your own heart" 

In contrail to Burke's outward zeal and 
energy, Alan Buholtz, a 36-year-old re-entry 
student, seemed lo radiate an inner calm 
and direction when planning Ins plans fur 
the future, After leaving upstate New York 
in 1970, Buhollz roamed across ihe country 
and ended up in San Francisco, where he 
has lived ever since. 

Between 1972 and 1975, he enrolled in an 
classes at City College pari time and worked 
part lime, and from 1975 to I98S, began a 
full-time career in accounting. In the 
summer semester of 1988. Buholtz enrolled 
in a painting class and was hooked. He 
decided to go for an AA. degree in Art ut 
City College and transfer lo San Francisco 
State University for a degree in Creative 

It was a big change in salary and lifestyle 
for Buholtz lo come back to school, but the 
4.0 GPA student feels really happy he made 
the right decision, and his advice for aca- 
demic and personal success is to "follow your 
own heart" Buholtz has won the Golden 
Anniversary scholarship award of S500. 

Helping others 

Adrianna Sarramea, a 37-year-old stu- 
dent, is a portrait of the courage and deter- 
mination required for a foreign student lo 
overcome the personal and educatonal 
obstacles in order to maintain a 3.98 grade 
point average and win not one but two 
scholarships this semester. In addition to 
winning the S250 Orenia Bowen Mcnzcl 
Scholarship, Sarramea, originally from 
Argentina and now a permanent U.S. resi- 
dent, has also won the S250 scholarshp 
award from the Northern California Con- 
struction Institute. 

Working on an AS. in Interior Design, 
Sarramca is interested in transferring to 
U.C. Berkeley and developing as a profes- 
sional architect. Unfortunately, though, she 
reels that "CCSF does not address the Eng- 
lish needs for ESL students and if you don't 
pass English 1 A. you cant traasfer." 

Sarramca^ goal in architecture is to 
realize solutions for low-income housing 
renovation. She wants to use her brain to 
help others— not just to make money. But 
again, the Cily College Architecture 
Department, while "good at general train- 
ing, offers limited choices. They do nol 
address the homeless issue— they handle the 

Sarramea left Argentina in 1976 with a 
bachelor's degree in Anthropology and I ra- 
veled throughout the Uniled States and sev- 
eral countries in Europe. She enrolled in 
City College in 1987 and supports herself 
mainly through financial aid and scholar- 
ship awards. She has begun an internship 
with a Berkeley architect and, after eight 
years, will qualify for a license. She does 
volunteer work at Central City Hospitality 
House, a Tenderloin neighborhood center 
.m.l school, Art School for the Homeless. 
Bay Area Womcns Resource Center, and 
the St. Anthony Foundation. 

Honors and hors d'oeuvres 
After the scholarship presentation. Cer- 
tificates of Achievements for the Deans 
Honor Lisi sludents for Spring 1989 were 
acknowledged by Dean Davis. To be quali- 
See AWARD, back page 

By Deirdre Philpott 

Once again. It's time f<>r the 
Associated Student Council elec- 
tions. Students can make a difference 
on Dec. 12 and 13 by goinj,' to the 
polls to pick the president, vice presi- 
dent, and 13 more council members 
who make up the student govern- 
ment controlling a 8218,500 yearly 

The polls in the Student Union will 
be open until H p.m both days. 

Incumbent President Jacynthis 
Willis is running unopposed for re- 
election, no one is running lor vice 
president, and 10 are vying for the 
other 13 council seals The one 
organized slate of six is a contin- 
uation of a slate from last 
semester— hence the name 
CONTlNUUM-while the rest are in- 

The Guardsman spoke wil h some of 
the willing and hopeful candidates 
and asked them three questions. 
What was the candidate's past ex- 
perience in student government and 
leadership positions? What plans do 
candidates have for the the council in 
the upcoming semester"? What would 
the individual like to see done dif- 
ferently from the present council'.' 
Meet the candidates 

A.S.C. President-incumbent Willis 
is running on the CONTINUUM 
slate. A major in psychology, she also 
served as a former president of the 
Black Student Union (BSU). and is 
currently its vice president. She nam- 
ed her slate CONTINUUM in the 
hope that it will continue with the 
goals of last semester's slate. 
Students With A Vision (SWAV). 

Willis hopes her slate will be able to 
accomplish such objectives as the 
lighting project, student question- 
naires. Student Affairs Department, 
and monitoring the campus depart- 
ments. She doesn't feel she would do 
anything differently from this 

"I feel we as a council handled 
everything appropriately," she adds 
"The more experienc yfltl hflVB the 

better the result 

Christopher Bess, an independent, 

is majoring in International Affairs. 
Tins is his third semester al City 
(.'"llege.and he feels he is Familial With 
campus politics and Minimi needs. 
Bees ran for council under the SWAV 
slate, he served on council, but was in> 
pcachi'd (See The Guardsman, 
Sept280ct II and Oct 12-2.S.) 

BOSS hopes that this semi 
council will look carefully at the 
budget and where it comes From, He 
finds the A.S. budget mysterioui and 
feels expenditures should be looked 

Bess hopes that, if he servei on 
next semester's council, !"■ can help 
the members to take their respon- 
sibilites seriously with open minds 
and stated view-. 

Argelia Gomez. CONTINUUM 
slate member, is majoring in 
Psychology This is her first year at 
Cily College, ond she has been an ac- 
tive member of ihe gallery this 
semester. Also, she is a member of 
the Publicity Committee and the I "I 
lege Curriculum Committee this 

Gomez hopes that she ond her slate 
will be able to offer more services to 
students. She also feels there is a 
great need to inform (he studi! 
the council's existence "The 

students should be aware the money 
is for them." she says. 

About changes from this 
semester's council, she responds con- 
fidently: "I wouldn't change 
anything I thought that they handl- 
ed everything well." she says "They 
got things done. They didn't pro 

Ron Lee, an independent, is major- 
ing in Political Science. He served for 
one year as a council member al the 
See ELECTIONS, back page 

The A.S. Council loses 
yet another member 

By Deirdre Philpott and Wing Liu 

A month before elections, the Associated 
Student Council (A.S.C) has lost yet 
another one of its members, making a total 
of three so far this semester. 

Charles Frazicr resigned from his posi- 
tion as Club Budget Committee (CBC) 
chair on November 6; two days later, he 
resigned from the council entirely. He thus 
fulfilled earlier threats of the same actions 
he voiced in September. (See "Conflict sti- 
fles A.S. Council" in The Guardsman. 
Sept. 28-Oct. II.) 

The rumor among the gallery (audience) 
was that Frazicr had left to put his efforts 
entirely toward his classes. Last month, 
commenting on member Martha Cobbins' 
resignation, he had said: "I am still unsure of 
whether 1 should remain on the council, due 
lo the demands of my education." (See 
"Leadership trip leads to resignation of 
A.S.C. member" in The Guardsman. Nov. 

Disappointment with council 

But, according to Frazier, he withdrew 
from ihe council due to his disappointment 
with the entire structure of student govern- 
ment al Cily College. 

Frazier believes his role as chair of the 
club budget committee was insufficient. "I 
wasnt able to do what I felt should be being 

Frazier feels he should have had a larger 
part in helping the clubs and their presidents 
during his lime as chair. 

"During the Multi-Cultural Festival, I fell 
that my role as Club Budget Committee 
Chairman should have been informing the 
clubs of our expectations. I was unable to do 
this," said Frazier. The two-day festival on 
Nov. 14-15 did nol lum out as well as hoped. 

Photo by Kurt Wong 

Charles Frmef 

Echoes of earlier complaints 

These remarks echoed his earlier com- 
plaints and frustrations. At the Sept. 13 
council meeting, Frazier objected lo the 
United Pilipinc-American Students Associ- 
ation^ (UPASA) request for funding of an 
off-campus activity. He said that violated 
the "Guidelines for the Disbursement of 
Club Funds" and questioned the council's 
not following the guidelines. 

A.S.C. President Jacynthia Willis said 
the guidelines are just groundwork and are 
flexible for extenuating circumsiances.She 
acknowledged the council had funded off- 
campus activities in the past. 

Recently at ihe Nov. 27 council meeting, 
Vester Flanagan, dean of Student Activities 
and faculty advisor to the council, spoke to 
the same issue when La Raza Unida 
announced its off-campus Winter Ball 89 
dance on Dec. 22. According lo council 
minutes. "Dean Flanagan staled thai clubs 

See RESIGNATION, back page 

GUPS protests detention of 
Palestinian professor 

By Wing Lio 

HIPS protests detention 

The General Union of Palestinian 
Students (6UPS) has been protesting 
the detention of a Palestinian 
engineering professor by the Israeli 

The caipus club has convinced the 
Associated Student Council and City 
College President Hillis Kirk to vien 
it as an educational issue and to 
send letters of solidarity asking for 
his release on the basis of academic 

6UPS also held a one hour 
demonstration on November 9 with 
sio.ns askino for the release of Dr. 

Professor Riad Malki 

Riad Halki and had informational 
tables chaipioning the Intifada, or 
Palestinian uprising, and criticizing 
Israel. The Intifada Hill be 23 
■onths old on Dec. 9. 

They also commemorated the 
Palestinian Declaration of 
Independencei signed a year ago on 
Nov. IS. at the Multi-Cultural 
Festival on Nov. 11-15. Hhere they 
had informational and cultural tables 
and they did a Palestinian dance 
called the Debkeh. 

According to GUPS President Majeed 
Salfiti. the assistant professor of 
civil engineering from Birzeit 
University in the city of Birzeit was 
arrested) and detained ever since, by 
Israeli authorities on October 3. 
Salfiti said Halki has orotested ' 

Israel's treatment of the occupation 
totin of Beit Sahour which refused to 
pay taxies levied on them, and he Nas 
about to speak out again just before 
he Mas arrested. 

The 6UPS around the country i 
sponsored the Palestine Solidarity 
Committee IPSO to be a fact finding 
committee on the incident. They 
Manted to publicize the issue by 
passing out packets of information to 
15 Associated Student Councils at 
colleges across the United States and 
had plans for even more. 

Mhen Salfiti approached the council 
at City College on October 16i the 
members Manted to learn more about 
the issue before making a decision. 
'Ue really needed it sooner than 

See MALKI. back page 

2 /The Guardsmani 


Beware, Thief! 

By Edmund Lee 

The resideni campus Ihicf strikes again. I 
discovered thai after my friend^ locker was 
broken into and her belongings removed. 
The lock was forced open, thus allowing 
access to the lockcrS contents. 

This crime was perpetrated by the same 
person who stole another friends wallet 
while the entire class' backs were turned 
away. This person has been seen on campus 
and is sought by the campus police, 

About my friend whose locker was 
broken into: when I first looked at her, I 
thought she looked tired. When 1 looked 
closer 1 then realized that she had been 
crying or was on the verge of breaking 

down. I wish the thief was there to see her 
face. I bet the thief would have enjoyed 
seeing the tears in her eyes. I would also have 
bashed that person critically to make him/ 
her physically suffer. 

The look of helplessness and violation 
thai crossed her face pained me. To see 
somebody reduced to that is a sight not to be 
beheld. I do not know or understand, nor do 
I pretend to, her pain as I have not yet been 
a victim of burglarizalion. My feeling of 
pain, however, came from my empathy 
about my friends well-being and having to 
find out that it was rudely disrupted. For 
this to happen to any of my friends is 
unpleasant, but mostly it is unfair. 

Campus Query 

WhocvcrVi the thief, that person will have 
a lot to answer for. This chronic criminal is 
being sought by the campus police. As a 
matter of fact, 1 was informed that the 
perpetrator was once apprehended by the 
campus police only to be later released on a 
technicality. Released to terrorize other 

For this person to continue to victimize 
other people is a crime unto itself. The 
perpetrator enjoys frequenting the library, 
arts and visual arts buildings and strikes 
where people are apt not to be as attentive to 
their belongings or their immediate 

WAKE UP PEOPLE!! Don't allow your- 
self to be victimized or the thief to take 
pleasure in robbing you at your expense! 
Guard yourself and your friends against 
theft. Keep your most valuable belongings 
in a safe place (which seems to be dwindling 
quickly these days) where easy access is 
denied, or keep them on yourself. Preven- 
tion is the most basic solution and requires 
little effort. 

So, if you value your walkman or that 
picture of your girlfriend/ boyfriend that is 
in your wallet or purse, keep an eye on it. 
You might never see it again. 

By Edmund Lee 

How do you prepare for exams? 

Blanco Leyton, 18, Psychology: 

"You have to have a lot of lime and you also have to make the 
time. I have three classes that I have finals for so 1 have to 
make time for those classes. Make a schedule so that you can 
fit finals into your schedule. It also helps to be organized." 

Daniel Krivenes, 23, Architecture: 

"Work as little as possible (paid work), stay home, keep my 
desk clean, and try to gel as little sleep as possible" 

Dennis Foster, 30's, Nursing: 

"Just simply study. I really study all semester so by the time 
finals get here it's simply a review for me. I try to stay on top 
of it." 

Aimee Rodriguez, 20, Liberal Studies: 

"Unlimited amounts of relaxation. Anything that makes me 
relax, that's how 1 prepare for my finals." 

Pete Steele, 20, Physical Education: 

"Well, get some girls to help me study. We cither go to my 
house or her house or the library or something to that effect. 
Find and intelligent girl and you'll be all set." 

Dana Geller, 30, Music: 

"Try to keep up throughout the semester so that when finals 
come up I'm basically caught up and I dont have to be 
overwhelmed. So I try to keep up. And if I donl. I have to 
cram and I don't like doing that." 



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Letters to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

You have plans for your life— goals to 
reach— a brilliant future — 

So did Linda Lancaster, a doctoral candi- 
date at the University of Maine, Orono, 
Maine. On February 18. 1989, the drunken 
driver of a pickup truck struck her down as 
she and a classmate walked along a sidewalk 
in the campus community. Linda died three- 
hours later. 

All her goals and plans for the future were 
wiped out in one senseless moment of 
drunken violence— a violence our legisla- 
tures have yet to recognize as murder — and 
our courts of law waiver over justice for the 

You have plans for your life— but, take a 
moment as you walk across campus to 
ponder on your chances of becoming the 
random victim of a drunken driver. We all 

carry the same risk, as did Linda. But with 
your help we can— and must— keep our 
streets and sidewalks safe. 

Take a stand. Refuse to ride with an 
intoxicated driver. Volunteer to drive a 
friend who has partied too much. Write 
your congressman to initiate deterrent legis- 
lation against killer drivers: no time off for 
good behavior— no suspending half a sent- 
ence— no plea bargaining. 

Do something positive, if not for yourself 
or for a fnend, then for someone who loves 

Keep your future alive! 

Russell and Eleanor Nicholson 
Parents of Linda Lancaster 

Winning AIDS Essay 


Dear Editor: 

1 want to take a moment to let you and 
your staff know how proud I am to present 
our campus newspaper at state, regional 
and national meetings. 

In the last three semesters, I dont believe 
there has been one issue of The Guardsman 
without an outstanding AIDS related arti- 
cle. A few college papers across the country 
have done a one-time-only AIDS insert of 
some kind, but The Guardsman, keeping 
company with the professional press in the 
city, has repeatedly chosen to integrate} the 
AIDS story into all parts of the paper and 
into all issues. 

Tito Estrada^ obituary of Dr. Bill Paul in 
the Sports section is an extremely moving 

portrait of a beloved CCSF teacher and 
community activist. Renee DeHaven did an 
excellent job of capturing the flavor of 
AIDS awareness programs. Ed Lee was 
very cogent in discussing the links between 
AIDS and homophobic backlash in the 
Opinion section. Diana Carpenter- 
Madoshi^ article on AIDS and genocide in 
the African-American community is a 
sophisticated, tightly reasoned report. 

We have many reasons to be proud of our 
college community. No reason is more 
timely than The Guardsmans attention to 
the complexities of the AIDS epidemic. 

Mary Redick, Ph.D. 

AIDS Education 

Resource Instructor 


By Shelly Raihala 

Nazis got away with murdering millions 
of Jews during the Holocaust largely 
because few people were willing to speak out 
and say it was wrong that those people were 
dying. Hemingway wrote a book that poig- 
nantly reminded us, "Ask not for whom the 
bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Why, then, when 
something as horrifyingly destructive as 
AIDS is happening right before us in this 
modern, sophisticated society, do so many of 
us stand idly by and do nothing to help? 

Some claim, "US a gay and intravenous 
drug users' disease, so why should straight 
heterosexuals care?" However, everyone 
contributes something to someone some- 
where, and gays and drug users are no 
exception to that rule. An individuals cho- 
ice of lifestyle has no bearing on how valua- 
ble he or she is as a human being. 

Others say, "It hasnt hurt me individu- 
ally— yet— to why worry about it?" This 
idea is baseless in that if only one murderer 
was known to be on the loose killing thou- 
sands of people— including those in our own 
neighborhoods and major celebrities — and 
nobody knew how to stop him, wouldnt we 
all be concerned? And frightened? 

Lastly, even among those who are awan 
of the dangers, there's still a great deal d 
apathy. Some of us refuse to wear condom, 
thinking it'll spoil the mood, ruin sponta- 
neity, or make us less of a man/ woman 
Well, more than spontaneity will be spoiled 
if the AIDS virus gels another chance U 

spread, and it won't create a great mood 
either. Condoms help protect against otho 
prevalent sexually transmitted diseases also 
such as herpes (no known cure, but not 
deadly), syphilis, and gonorrhea. 

Obviously, unwanted pregnancies would 
be sharply reduced if they were used wiu 
every sexual act as well, and if condoms will 
nonoxynyl-9 were chosen, pregnane* 
AIDS, and most other STDs would bt 
fought against all at the same time. The* 
condoms are readily available for a nomini 
fee at any drugstore and are gladly given oa 
at no charge at Planned Parenthood clinc 

111 close with the statement that in getting 
involved against AIDS, I find it unbeuev* 
bly arrogant for anyone to think. ~Wiq 
me?" when in reality, the real question & 
"Why NOT me?" 

Dear Editor: 

I read your article on how the women's 
basketball team is making a comeback. 
What a joke. 

1 played for coach Giusto from 1983-85. 
Not only was he one of the best coaches in 
the Golden Gate Conference, he was one of 
the best in the state. 

In your article there was no reason given 
for his dismissal, well, I can tell you the 
reason. They wanted a woman coach. Well, 
now they have one, and they also have no 

I can tell you coach Giusto cared about 
his players, and demanded not only athletic 

excellence, but academic excellence as well. 
He svorked 12-14 hour days, six or seven 
days a week, to make sure his program was 
first rate. I also observed that some of the 
faculty in the North Gym seemed to resent 
coach GiustoS hard work. 

It's loo bad that the needs of the few 
(North Gym faculty) outweighs the needs of 
the many. As I see it. City College will never 
have the first rate womenS basketball pro- 
gram it once had. 

Marlcne Flaherty 
Former City College Athlete 

Each of us is one thread in the fabric of 
our society. If someone is going through and 
picking out or weakening individual threads 
or groups of threads here and there, it dim- 
inishes the value, strength and functioning 
of that cloth. Therefore, when some of us 
lose, we all lose more than some of us will 
realize at the time. 

(Editor's note: Daniel Morrison and Kail 
Fowler placed second and third resp* 
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December 11-22. 1989 


The Guardsman;:) 

Civil war in Central America 


stirs anger in S.F. 


i Dorr again 

Protesters in San Francisco 
were recently joined by a con- 
tingent of Bay Area Clergymen in 
front of the Federal Building to 
voice their outrage at the 
execution- style slayings of six 
Jesuit priests in El Salvador 
November 16. 

Guardsman Photo Editor 
Edmund Lee covered the three 
days of protests that included 
over 100 arrests in the City and 
coincided with the escalation of 
hostilities between government 
troops and FMLN rebels in the 
streets of San Salvador. 

The civil war, which has sim- 
mered in the countryside for 10 
years, boiled over into the 
El Salvadorean capital following 
the bombing of a major union of- 
fice in October. 

Ministers kneel in front of an entrance to 
block entry or exit from the Phillip Bur- 
ton Federal Building- 

Parents are increasingly involving their A protestor waves a sign implicating 
children in protests. Here, a child waves a President Bush for killing El Salvadorans. 
miniature FMLN flag. 

A protestor is being dragged off by an of- 
ficer in riot gear. 

Former Ombudsman role for 

football President's secretary 

star > 



"goal line' 

By Suae Griepenburg 

If one were lo envision the 49ers locker- 
room after the Super Bowl, then one could 
easily imagine the state of Alvin Randolphs 
office— total chaos. 

But that is not the only connection one 
would make between the head of counseling 
and ex-professional football player as well. 

At 6'3", 240 pounds and great form, Ran- 
dolph still resembles the safety he played 15 
years ago when he helped bring the Minne- 
sota Vikins to the 1974 Super Bowl in his last 
year in football. 

"That was probably the high point of my 
career, but I just felt like it was work." said 
Randolph. "Pro ballplayers dont like the 
Super Bowl because there is so much pres- 
sure involved." 

He was the 49ers' third round draft choice 
from Iowa State in 1965 and wound up 
playing in Kezar Stadium for his first six 
years before being traded to the Vikings. 

Randolph said that being on the road and 
traveling all over the United States was his 
favorite part of "the job." However, one 
could detect a certain note of gratification 
when he talked about making two out of 
three interceptions that quarterback Bart 
Starr threw one season. 

"I was very fortunate to never have been 
seriously injured," said Randolph, flashing 
his "own teeth." But he chuckled when he 
sheepishly admitted to breaking Don Mere- 
dith's ribs. 


Q: Following the recent earthquake, 
much has been written and said about 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a set of 
psychological and physical symptoms 
that supposedly follow on exposure to a 
traumatic event. Could you please 
explain and describe this disorder in 
your column? 

A: Victims of emotionally traumatic 
menu such as rape. war. torture or 
earthquakes typically suffer from a wide 
variety of disruptive symptoms that are 
collectivclv known as Post-Traumati< 
Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Intrusive Thoughts: A common reac- 
tion to severe trauma is recurrent, invol- 
untary thoughts that intrude upon ones 
capacity to concentrate upon and com- 
prehend ordinary, simple tasks. These 
bothersome thoughts often hark back to 
the traumatic event itsi.ll .is il in an 
attempt to conquer the terrifying effects 
of the original traumati/ation. 

Unfortunately, for many persons, 
these intrusive thoughts linger and. like 
unbidden incubt, enter oneV mind during 
sleep in the form of nightmares, [This, 
such thoughts can become a vexing 
source of chronic sleeplessness and phys- 
ical fatigue. 

Flashbacks: Victims ol trauma com- 
monly suffer from unexpected and 
severe emotional reactions to sudden 
changes in the physical environmenl thai 
somehow remind them of the original 
source ol their terror. For example, sold- 
iers who have been in combat .unidst 
constant gunfire may. upon their return 
to a relatively safe civilian life, overreact 
to the loud report of a backfiring auto- 

mobile. Those persons who have expe- 
rienced t he terrifying effects of the recent 
earthquake may react adversely to 
innocuous sounds and ground-tremors 
such as might occur when a very heavy 
truck passes their Jiome. 

Generally, when memories and emo- 
tions are excessively raw due to a psycho- 
logically traumatic experience such as an 
earthquake, even very slight and harm- 
less changes in the physical environment 
may be perceived and fell to be 

A sense of personal fragility and 
vulnerability: I suspect (1 could of course 
be wrong) that most people harbor the 
emotionally comforting illusion that they 
are both invulnerable and immortal. 
Then one day a terrifying event such as 
an earthquake threatens this false sense 
of personal imperishability. The trau- 
matic events of recent days have been 
grim reminders to each of us that one 
day our lives will inevitably end in death 
and, although it is not very likely, fortu- 
nately, any one of us could suddenly die 
.is ,i result of an unpresentable 

Naturally, such a stark realization can 
be extremely frightening and disillusion- 
ing for (hose persons who have normally 
hidden from such thoughts. 

The disruption "I ones value sysienv 
Ovti the course of a lifetime most 
human beings develop a fairly cohesive 
SCI Of moral and social values. These 
essential values enable us to determine 
what is fundamentally important in our 
lives. For many people material wealth, 
ileitis, prestige and power have assumed 
paramount importance. 

In the process, however, the social 
\ alues associated with family. Iricn ' hip, 
altruism, and human service are some- 

times eclipsed and forgotten. Then, sud- 
denly, a crisis such as an earthquake 
occurs and the value of human life itself 
quickly becomes apparent and primary. 

As a result, other social values — e.g.. 
money, power, status— arc, at least tem- 
porarily, subjected to greater scrutiny 
and re-evaluaiion. In some respects such 
soul-searching can be healthy and there- 
fore should be welcomed as a potentially 
positive transformative experience. 

Survivors guilt: Those who survive 
calamities often come away from such 
experiences suffused with an immediate 
sense of relief. Soon afterward, however, 
one's sense of relief may be supplanted by 
feelings of guilt and remorse. 

Survivors often ask themselves, "How 
can I he happy when the lives of so many 
others have suffered devastation'.'" ["hey 
then irrationally blame themselves fol 
feeling grateful or pnvilcgcd at a time 
which calls for general mourning. They 
may even think themselves had or evil for 
tailing to mourn sufficiently In the end, 
their guilty and remorseful (eejings may 
actually cause them to mourn quite 

There arc many other disruptive 
symtpoms associated with PTSD 
including sadness, irritability, fear of sep- 
aration from others, a heightened recol- 
lection of past traumas and losses, an 
increase or decrease in appetite, prob- 
lem! at work, social withdrawal, etc Foi 
most people, these symptoms will sub- 
side and reach quite manageable propor- 
tions within three to six weeks after the 
trauma. If they persist beyond this 
period, psychological counseling may be- 
in order. 

In any case, try to accept your feelings, 
whatever they may be. 

By Diana Cnrpenler-Mndoshi 

Some people refer to her as the 
president's "watch dog or guard 
dog" and blame her if they are not 
allowed access to the college presi- 

"It's hard, but I've come to accept 
that (criticism) as part of the job." 
says Gloria Barcojo. secretary to City 
College Interim President Willis 
Kirk But Barcojo truly likes her job 
and loves the college. 

Yet, there are days when she goes 
home exhausted and emotionally 
drained from what she calls the 
"negative energy." 

Barcojo, a native San Franciscan 
who was born in the Mission District, 
has had the distinction of working 
under City College presidents who 
were "first" in their role— Kenneth 
Washington and Carlos Ramirez, the 
first Black and first Latino 

The president's responsibilities has 
increased with the changing 
demographics and considerable 
changes within the district, she 
observes. "But, it's exciting at the 
same time," she says. The pressure is 
tremendous, she says, with even more 
pressure for presidents with an ethnic 
background. There are many diverse 
groups, including their own ethnic 
group applying unrelenting pressure. 
Barcojo says. 

One of the drawbacks is the lesser 
amount of student contact that she 
has enjoyed in the past. " I don't have 
as much contact as I would like." she 
says "But when a student is unhap- 
py with all of the process, he or she 
will find l heir way to her at the presi- 
dent's office. 

"Sometimes all it lakes is a matter of 
really listening to them." says Barcojo. 
But all student interactions have not 
been pleasant. "But even with the 
logger heading we generall come to 
some sort of agreement." 

Since she had to learn to deal with 
the media, Barcojo says it has been a 
learning experience. "For one thing 
"off the record" doesn't mean much if 
the integrity of the person is in ques- 
tion," she explains. 

A few years ago she was the butt of 
a media item in Herb Caen's column, 
which amused her colleagues, but not 

As the story goes, a city resident 
called to complain about a large 
quantity of time schedules that were 
left in his building. He wanted them 
removed. When the time schedules 
were not removed fast enough, his 
complaint about a college spokesper- 
son would not respond to picking 
them up and a livid condemnation 
about wasting taxpayers money was 
in Caen's column. 

0-r) President Willis Kirk and Glona Barcojo. 

Counselor Alvin Randolph counts a 
Super Bowl ring among his many 

"1 knew I could not play the game fore- 
ver," said Randolph. "I was not afraid of 
extending myself into new horizons." 

Being on the road, the smell of the turf, 
and the feel of the ball after an interception 
would make one think that the transition 
from being a professional football player to 
the head of counseling at City College was a 
difficult one. 

Retirement with grace 

Handling his retirement from football 
with grace, Randolph chose to return to 
school for a degree in career counseling 
before coming to City College as an athletic 
and academic counselor. 

"I know what its like to feel needed and 
then not needed, and I always felt like I 
didnl aim high enough, so now I enjoy 
helping students to make the right choices 
and prepare for their future." 

Randolph teaches a class in career plan- 
ning that meets twice a week, in which he 
tries to motivate and push his students in the 
proper directions. 

When speaking of his students' achieve- 
ments in school, he often compares their 
attitude lo that of a football team. "Your 
team may have won or lost, but in the end 
you have to look at your own performance; 
thai should be the most important thing." 

To a certain extent, people are cor- 
rect when they say she tries to shield 
the president, Barcojo admits. "I am 
loyal to not only the man but to this 

Sometimes it seems like the presi- 
dent is tossing balls in the air doing 
an impressive juggling act, she says. 
Her job is to help him. "I have to be 
loyal to whoever I work for. If the 
President has an open door policy, I 
follow it. If he does not, I follow his 
instructions," she says. 
Years Ago 

Barcojo's history with City College 
began as a student for a brief period 
when she was first out of high school. 
She started again in 1975 as a reentry 
student and lab assistant. She was 
divorced and a working mother. She 
graduated from City College in 1983. 
"Although it took me 15 years. I 
finally got my degree," she says. She 
later graduated from the University 
of San Francisco. 

"I have probably worked in every 
office on this campus," she muses. 
She was once supervisor of the admis- 
sion office and was used a lot as a 
stand in until she became secretary to 
former president Kenneth 

Another Life 

Barcojo is an avid jazz fan, an in- 
terest she shares with President Kirk. 
"We have a lot of discussion along 
those lines." 

Barcojo shares a close relationship 
with her son who is a firefighter and a 
daughter who is an actress. For 
herself, she continues to take classes. 
This semester it has been conversa- 
tional Spanish. "I want to be profi- 
cient in it," Barcojo has traveled to 
Mexico and hopes to return. 

In the corporate world, she could 
command a higher salary' w »th the ti- 
tle of executive administrative assis- 
tant. "But, I love this college." she 

If she had the power and means she 
would create a campus that would br- 
ing people together for a common 
good. There would be newer and more 
efficient buildings that were more 
easily accessible and the new campus 
would be without the hills. 

For the time, Barcojo says she's 
happy with her job and when asked if 
there would ever be a woman college 
president she replies. "I don't know " 
But the job would remain the same 
for her. 

C.C.S.F. alumni trades in badge 

By Mark Gleason 

A graduate of City College* criminology 
program has taken skills he learned here and 
developed them into a successful small bus- 
iness in a completely new field: carpentry. 

Fred Ochoa, one of the partners at The 
Window and Door Shop on Harrison Street 
in San Francisco, said he thought he wanted 
a career in law enforcement, but a one year 
slim with the San Jose Police Dept. made 
him realize that the dangerous duly of a cop 
was not for him. 

"It wasn't my cup of tea. I didnt like il," 
said Ochoa, a native of Durango, Mexico. 

So, with a degree in criminology (which 
he received in 1982) and his brothers prod- 
ding. Ochoa plunged into a business in 
which he had no expertise. 

"I got into this by accident. They [his 
brother and two partners] asked me if 1 
Wanted to join them in this venture," said 

"1 helped ihcm open the shop, gel permits 
and find the location. I did a lillle research 
on this business," Ochoa said. 

A year-and-a-half later, the growing com- 
pany provides stiff competition to alumi- 
num window frame makers in ihe booming 
home restoration market. 

"Wood windows last longer than alumi- 
num frames, which get rusty," said Ochoa. 
"Theres also something about wood frame 
windows, they have a little more 


Most of his business is concentrated in 
San Francisco, but he also has customers in 
Lafayette, Hcaldsburg and Redwood City. 

Many orders also come in for Victorian 
home restoration from well-to-do parts of 
the city. 

"In Pacific Heights and St. Francis Wood 
they dont like to use aluminum win- 
dows," Ochoa said. 

The growing business is also doing sub- 
contracting work for its larger competition. 

"I'm doing business for a big company in 
San Francisco that does the same thing we 
do, but since they are so big and their 
wailing list is so long, they give me some of 
ihcir business. I give them a good price." 
said Ochoa. 

So how has a criminology major trans- 
ferred skills he learned at City College into 
the wood working business? 

"Well, no mailer what you study, if you go 
to school, what you actually learn is how to 
do something in many fields." said Ochoa. 

"I did take a little bit of business adminis- 
tration. This kind of business also requires a 
lot of measurements, and basic things that 
you learn in school, in just aboul any class," 
he said. 

"1 think what helps you ai City College is 
that it opens up your mind to all the fields 
that are available." 

No pressure 
Unlike many fledgling businesses, Ochoa 
didnt feel pressures by huge loans and per- 
mit requirements. 

"You'd be surprised with how little capital 
we started with," said Ochoa. "It amounted 
to a couple of thousand each. Once we 
opened up. I sent letters to all the contrac- 
tors. Out of our pocket we only had to pay 
the lirsi month's rent." Ochoa pointed 
proydly to his 3000 square foot shop "Ever- 
ything you see here, we own it. We have no 
debts." As for the future. Ochoa remained 
optimistic. "I think that the future is going 
to be very bright; there's a lot of potential 

Added Ochoa; "We arc about five times 
bigger than when we started, so I hope we 
can hold on. A partnership is a very hard 
relationship, but I feel confident." 

4 /The Guardsman 

November 16- December 6, \m 


Les Miserables,wdly/orth the wait 

A scene from the musical Les Miserables, "One Day More," shows the cast performing at their best 

By Christie Angelo 

Ixs Miserables. Ihe inlcmational musical 
sensation based in the Victor Hugo novel, is 
open for a limited engagement al the Curran 
Theatre, 445 Geary Street in San Francisco. 

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Les 
Miserable* is written by Alain Boublil and 
Claude-Michel Schocnbcrg, with music by 
Schoenberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer 
with original French text by Boublil and 
Jean-Marc Natcl. Les Miserables is adapted 
and directed by Trevor Nunn and John 
Caird, the co-directors of the Royal Shakes- 
peare Company's triumphant Nicholas Nic- 
klehy. Richard Jay-Alexander is Executive 
Producer/ Associate Director. 

The set design for Les Miserables are by 
John Napier, costumes are by Andreane 
Ncofitou, and lighting is designed by David 
Hersey This award-winning team is collec- 
tively responsible for the look of such smash 
hits as Cats, Nicholas Nickleby and Star- 
light Express. 

19th Century History 

An epic saga which sweeps through three 
turbulent decades of early 19th century 
French history, Les Miserables is also the 

i tone man. the fugitive Jean Valjean, 

who is pitted against the cruel and self- 
righteous police inspector Javcrl, in a life- 
long struggle to evade capture. 

Originally presented as a double LP pop 
opera recording. Les Misirables sold 
250,000 copies in France alone, while one 
single from the album, On My Own, went 
on to sell 500,000 records. It was subse- 
quently staged as an arena attraction al 
Paris' Palais des Sports in the fall of 1980, 
where it was a critical and popular success. 

The English-speaking premiere of Les 
Miserables was performed by the Royal 
Shakespeare Company, opening at the Bar- 
bican Centre, London, on October 8, 1985. 
The initial limited engagement sold out in 
less time than had any other new work in the 
RSCs history, and went on to shatter all 
box office records previously held at the 

Les Miserables opened on Broadway in 
March of 1987, and won eight Tony Awards, 
including Best Musical, as well as the Best 
Musical of 1987 from the New York Drama 
Critics Circle, The Drama Desk and The 
Outer Critics Circle. 

In addition to London. New York, 
Detroit and a national touring production, 
Les Miserables is currently playing in 
Vienna. Tokyo, Budapest, Toronto, Mel- 
bourne and Gdynia (Poland). Over the next 
few years, there are plans to produce Les 
Miserables in Moscow, Argentina, Bulgaria, 
Brazil, Chile, Germany and Peru. 

Michele Maiha (Eponint) and the gorgeous Matthew Poretta (Manual perform 
an emotional scene from Les Miserables. 

The arrival of Les Miserables in England, 
the United States, Canada. Australia, Jap- 
pan. Vienna and close to 20 other countries 
around Ihe world by 1991 continues an odys- 
sey that began in Paris in 1978 with two 
Frenchmen— the librettist Alain Boublil 
and the composer Claude-Michel 

Hugo^s classic 1862 novel had inspired a 
host of film versions over the years and al 
least one U.S. television scries ("The Fugi- 
tive"), but "its never been staged before. 
Puccini tried, but he gave it up— he thought 
it was loo complicated," says Schoenberg 
with a grin. "I'm very grateful to him [Puc- 
cini] not to have written it." 

Beating Odds 

But there were indeed odds stacked 
against the teams favor which has made 
their success appear a small miracle. One 
fact to consider is that the story of the 
fugitive Jean Valjean and his nemesis, the 
police inspector Javert, is nearly sacrosanct 
in France— required reading for every 
young French student. 

"Taking a well-known subject like that is 
looking for trouble, because it's like taking 
the 'Mona Lisa' and putting on a mustache," 
adds Boublil. 

Not the least of the ducts barriers was the 
fact that musical theatre, as it is known in 
the United States and Great Britain, is virtu- 
ally unheard of in France. 

"It [musical theatre] belongs to no cate- 
gory." explains Boublil, "and gets very little 

Thus, little support was given the two 
gentlemen as they attempted to stage a 
production of their musical version of the 
story in their country in the later part of the 

Although ail of this background informa- 
tion makes Les Miserables sound like "a 
musical sensation," is it deserving of all the 
hype and billboards in every corner of the 
city (in MUNI train stations you can see two 
billboards right next to each other!)? In my 
opinion, yes. 

After seeing the production I ran right 
out and bought the cassette soundtrack. If 
you saw my collection of music you would 
think that a musical soundtrack would be 
last on my list of wants, but 1 just couldn't 
get the catchy tunes out of my head. If you 
want to buy the cassette for yourself or a 
Christmas gift, make sure you get the Lon- 
don cast version (in the grey case). It is much 
better than the newer Broadway cast version 
(in the white case), and it is S4 cheaper. 

I urge you to take advantage of the special 
student price tickets of SI6 and go see this 
musical. All you need is a student I.D. and a 
bus ride to the box office. The limit is two 
tickets and they are subject to availability, so 

If you would like more information 
regarding these tickets, feci free to call 

Christmas Vacation 
leaves you yawning 


B\ Christie Angelo 

The Griswald family returns again when 
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
hits the theaters this week. 

The last in a series of three "vacation" 
flicks, Christmas Vacation just doesn't have 
the same spark as the first film. 
. Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'An- 
gelo as the Griswalds, this family of natural 
disasters decides to stay home for Christinas 
vacation and an unlikely bunch of mishaps 
leads to a few chuckles, but more yawning 
than one person can lake in two hours. The 
film ii lull of holes and near misses partly 
r>cciiusc ot the anticipation that this movie is 
as good as the first 

The biggest hole in this swiss cheese film 
is the re-casting of the Griswald boy. Origi- 
nally played by Anthony Michael Hall, the 
very funny and tulented actor ( Weird 
v lent. w&Saturdqy Night Live fame) who 

brought laughter and pity to the character 
who had to survive all of his lathers embar- 
rassing bumbles and lack of machismo. 

The other children, although very cute 
and talented, are completely different from 
the first movie because they lack the 
comedic expertise and style of the original 

.. . this movie just wasn't 
there at all. 

Some of the highlights of the movie are 
when Mr. Griswald, Chevy Chase (also of 
Saturday Night Liw), decides to adorn the 
Griswald home with 300.000 "winking" 
Christmas lights which finally work to 
illuminate the entire block, but fail to wink, 

Neither modest 
nor minute, 
D'Arby's album 
indeed swims \ 

By Christie Angelo 

Terence Trent D'Arbys new album. 
Neither Fish Nor Flesh, a soundtrack of 
love, faith, hope and destruction, suggests by 
the title that D'Arby docs indeed believe he 
is the godlike pop idol he so willingly points 

D'Arbys second album is indeed a work 
of wonder and amazement, a far cry from 
his first. Introducing the Hard Line, which is 
somewhat of a soul music parody. 

D'Arby has an obsession with the inner- 
directed pop epics of the late sixties, and 
Crowds his new album with orchestral flour- 
ishes and abrasive feedback. Neither Fish 
Nor Flesh may not be profound or even 
completely original, but it's got a good beat 
and you can dance to it, Dick, III give it a 73. 

In almost every song you can hear the 
remnants of D'Arbys influences, including 
effects taken straight from Sgt. Pepper and 
Jimi Hcndrix, as well as George Clinton and 
Grand Funk Railroad. 


The track "It Feels So Good to Love 
Someone Like You" showcases D'Arby's 
voice, ranging from falsetto to smoky seduc- 
tion, complete with moans from a 
disembodied-sounding string section, a la 
Sgt. Pepper. Jazz fusion riffs surround lyrics 
in "To Know Someone Deeply Is to Know 
Someone Softly," a real lady-killer. 

Keeping this album timely, and remind- 
ing the listener that this is indeed 1989, "Billy 
Dont Fall" reflects the involved sexual eti- 
quette of our era. Garage band guitar licks 
surround D'Arby's voice consoling a smit- 
ten gay male friend. Is he patronizing with 
lyrics like, "Billy, my friend, don't fall in love 
with me. .. I'm not that kind of guy ... but 
III stand by your side"? A rocker with a 
conscience or just reaching for a larger 
audience remains to be seen. 

The album proceeds with songs dealing 
with everything from homy shivering to 
karma and its effects on your life. D'Arby 
still has a fascination with overindulging 
with all the strings and extra effects, but this 
album is fun to sort out. 

D'Arby may not be the legend or genius 
he proclaims to be, but he is definitely a 
legend in his own mind. Either way. Neither 
Fish Nor Flesh proves he is creative and 
willing to take chances that other pop artists 
are unwilling to take. What he has in store 
for us in the future will rely on his ability to 
keep up with his own boasts, and as long as 
he is convinced of his own brilliance, rest 
assured it wont be dull. 



causing havoc among the neighbors. 

Unwanted Guest 

The Griswalds are also treated with the 
arrival of Eddie and his disgusting family, 
whom we all met in the first movie. Eddie 
continues to disgust us with his unthinkable 
social behavior and hygiene techniques, as 
well as his equally grotesque family. 

I'd love to tell how the movie ends, but my 
date and I opted for hot pizza and cold beers 
to save ourselves the humiliation of sitting 
through this very bad movie. I rarely walk 
out of movies given the going rate of tickets 
these days, as well as my strange sense of 
humor, but this movie just wasn^ all there. 

I hope Chevy gives up the sequel business 
(Fletch Lives), but, until then, we will 
remember him in his glory as a member of 
The Not Ready for Prime Time Players and 
Caddyshack, a film that brought new mean- 
ing to the Baby Ruth. 



By Anne Lytic 

Winter recess? Finally! 

How will you spend this one month leave 
from academia? Sleep in late, catch up on 
the soaps, hang out at the bar, balance your 
checkbooks? BORING! 

Sure, you would love to escape the city for 
a secluded beach. Unfortunately, your S300 
bank balance cannot finance a round trip 
ticket to Hawaii, not to mention hotel 
accommodations and luaus. 

My fellow low budget comrades, there is 
an alternative, sunny Mexico! Green Tor- 
toise bus tours down Baja California are a 
far cry from the Honolulu Hyatt with room 
service, but more like a New Age caravan 
with communal vegetarian cookouts. The 
bus tours offer no frills alternative vacations 
for adventurous travelers who enjoy the out- 
doors and communal living. 

For $290 (meals included) you can spend 
nine days venturing the great outdoors, 
commencing at San Francisco Transbay 
Terminal at Natoma and First Streets, all 
the way down to Cabo San Lucas and back. 
The 28-capacity busses are like traveling 
family rooms. Seats have been replaced by 
double decker cushioned bunks, tables, 
volume control speakers and reading lamps. 
Luggage and bicycles are stored 

The bus stops at select beaches and desert 
spots for two and three days at a time to 
enjoy snorkeling, sunning, hiking, wind 
surfing lessons, camping and group 

For more information on Green Tortoise 
Tours and to make reservations, call 



New club opens doors to all 

By Michelle Long 

There is a new and exciting club forming 
on campus called the Traas-Cultural Per- 
forming Arts Club. 

The organization's goal is to promote the 
performing arts as they relate to the trans- 
cultural experience. 

"Our club is not going to center around 
one race doing one kind of play. Everyone is 
going to be incorporated in every play to 
show diversity," said Charles Frazier, one of 
the organizers of the club. 

According to Frazier, this drama club is 
the only one on campus. The membership is 
open to all students interested in the per- 
forming arts. "We are recruiting students to 
put on our own shows that we will direct, 
act, and produce all ourselves." 

The Trans-Cultural Performing Arts 
Club will attempt to put aside racial and 
cultural segregation. "We want to form 
unity and a new direction for City Colleges 
performing arts," said Frazier 

Upcoming event 
The club is curYently working on i 
number of events to promote itself. 0i 
December 13, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the low 
level of the Student Union, club membert 
will read poetry, perform a dramatic scene, 
sing and dance. 

The club's current membership is 10, ba 
according to Frazier, next semester he 
expects itto increase. "Our current memben 
are extremely strong, they are wry excited 
and want to perform," said Frazier. 

According to Frazier, the club is looking 
for people who are serious performers and 
are committed to the performing arts. Susu 
Jackson Ls the faculty advisor because of her 
commitment, professionalism, and her ded- 
ication to acting, said Frazier. 

If you are interested in joining the Tram- 
Cultural Performing Arts Club, attend then 
December 13 performance, or call faculty 
advisor Jackson al 239-3100. 


Looking for a class 
to round-out your 
Spring Schedule? \ 
The Guardsman \ 

is accepting applications \ 
for reporters, 
copy editors, 
paste-up personnel 
and proof readers 
to work on the paper 
during the coming 


Interested students 

should contact 

Juan Gonzales 

at 239-3446, 

or drop by 

The Guardsman office 

at bungalow 209. 


Win BIG with KCSF!! 

by Christie Angelo 

Have you ever fantasized about an excit- 
ing career in music spinning your favorite 
tunes for a top radio station? Having the 
luxury of all those tracks at your fingertips 
to play when the spirits move you? 

Now you can have that chance, here on 
campus, with a new contest sponsored by 
KCSF, 90.9 on your FM dial. The contest 
will kick off the end of 1989 and the fall 
semester by giving listeners of KCSF a 
chance to win albums and an airshifl on 
KCSF radio. 

Thirty-five minutes after each hour a spe- 
cial word will be read by the DJ and the first 
caller to correctly identify it will win an 
album. Three secret words will air during 
the remaining two weeks of school and the 
first caller to correctly identify all three. 
words in the correct order will win the air- 
shift al a given time at the end of the 

Artistic Freedom 
According lo Jametta Smith, in charge of 
the contest, the winner will be free to play 
anything or say anything he or she wants 

within the guidelines KCSF and the bro»i- 
casting industry has set. You must be ' 
years old or over to participate in tW 

Don't get frustrated if you are not U* 
winner of this contest because it will <* 
repeated again in the Spring. Be sure a» 
tune in to KCSF now and in the fulurt 

Contests and giveaways are tun 
KCSF is always there offering a great variety 
of music and personalities. If you Ye not surf 
how to hook up your radio to KCSr, p 
t hem a call at 239-3444 and they will be gl» 
to clue you in. 

December 11-22, 1989 


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Converted linebacker becomes 

a terror in the backf ield 

Pluno by Ureg Short 

3y Gideon Rubin 

When they first handed the ball to 
LeRoy Perkins last year, the Rams, a 
learn struggling to move the football 
were looking for a lift. But what they 
rot was lightning in a bottle, 

After the first three conference 
games. City College's football team 
played in 1988, the team's only points 
came from defense and special teams. 

"We wanted to try something dif- 
ferent," said offensive coordinator 
Dan Hayes of Perkins, who had 
begun the season at middle linebacker 

The Rams began using Perkins in 
the backfield mid-way through last 
season, bur primarily for his block- 
ing, which he did with great success 
at Lincoln High, where he was a lead 
blocker for Vemon Ogilvie on a AAA 
championship team. 

Perkins and Ogilvie, who each com- 
pleted their two years of eligibility 
playing football at City College last 
week, and ironically, Perkins moved 
from linebacker to running back, and 
Ogilvie, who began his City College 
career as a running back.was moved 
to the linebacker position. 

Perkins first game at the running 
back position, the experiment, was an 
immediate success. Perkins gained 63 
yards and a touchdown on a play 
from scrimmage early in the first 
quarter and had 160 rushing yards by 
games end. 

Two games later, Perkins took con- 
trol of a game against West Valley 
College in Saratoga, when he gained 
153 yards and scored four touchdowns. 

"People tend to think of him as a 
bowling ball who just runs people 
over," says Hayes of his 5' 11" 
235-pound running back, "and he 
does that. But he is very fast and he 
can cut, things you can't coach." 

"I knew I could run the ball, and I 
knew we didn't have too much depth 
at running back, I thought I could 
produce," Perkins said. 

But Perkins had no idea how pro- 
ductive he would be. "1 -was 

another 13 receptions for 142 yards. 

"I wish we could have ended the 
season on a positive note," Perkins said* 
but added that he had no regrets about 
playing at City College. 

"I go around to other schools and 
encourage people to come here," he 
said, "it's a good school, and there are 
good coaches. 

"People come here and just assume 
they will get a scholarship. It's true, 
you can get a scholarship from City 
College, but you have to work, and 
you have to want to play football and 

For Perkins, who is currently being 
recruited by Oregon State and the 
University of Houston, his develop- 

Phoio by Greg Shore 


"I was shocked... 

Leroy Perkins on his 
instant success as a 
ball carrier. 

shocked." he said, describing how his 
unexpected success felt. 

This season, Perkins shared 
rushing duties with one of the most 
talented players in the conference, 
Rodney Clemente, who gained 674 
yards rushing on 142 carries, and 
1.683 all purpose yards. 

Perkins, slowed by a leg injury, was 
a big contributor for the Rams, who 
closed a disappointing 2-8 season 
with a 37-19 setback at the hands of 
Laney College. Perkins gained 495 
yards on 105 carries, and pulled in 

ment as a player has put added 
pressure on him to produce in the 
classroom. "I had bad study habits," 
said Perkins, who was academically 
ineligible in his sophomore year in 
high school. 

Next on Perkins agenda is comple- 
tion of his two year degree at City 
College, "right now I have to stick to 
the books and get my AA degree so I 
can get a scholarship." 

Perkins plans to major in Child 
Psychology. "I like kids," he said, 
"and I'm interested in that field." 

Women hoopsters 
endure frustation of 
rebuilding process 

By Tito Estrada 

Although women's basketball is making 
strides in its return to North Gym athletics 
this semester, the newly-formed rebuilding 
class has not turned out to be as easy a task 
as Coach Peg Grady may have hoped it to 

"Its frustrating because it's not where I'd 
like it to be," says coach Grady, expressing 
her discontentment with the situation in 
which she finds herself. 

Grady, who had been a successful high 
school basketball coach for many years, now 
has the job of developing a team from 
scratch, which is provingdifficult. The prob- 
lem, Grady realizes, is that many of her 
players are interested in, but not committed 
to her program. This lack of commitment 
seems to be the roadblock impeding her 
efforts in forming a viable team for league 
competition in the Golden Gate Conference 

"I need seven players committed," she 
says, in order to have a team ready for club 
competition on December 7. Otherwise, 
according to coach Grady, the first game 
may be postponed, and if no team material- 
izes after that, club competition may be 
altogether cancelled, but practice sessions 
will remain intact. 


Grady believes that some of the players 
may also share her frustration with the 
progress.of the basketball program because 
u they want to play" and things are not 
gelling like they would like. 

At a recent practice session, only four 
women showed up, but they seemed to be 
enjoying themselves. Grady ran them 
through shooting, blocking and passing 

"I love basketball," says Jamie Poole, one 
eager player who joined the program when 
she learned of the class. Poole appears 

John Williamson/Commentary 

High hopes for Warriors shattered after a month 

Before the season began, most National 
Basketball Association (NBA) observers 
picked the Golden Stale Warriors to finish 
third in the Pacific Division. Some even 
thought the team could be a dark horse 
challenger for the conference finals. 

And now, only one month into the season, 
these same optimistic prognosticalors are 
singing a different tunc. While half of them 
are busy measuring the Warriors for a pine 
box, the other half are out digging the grave. 
To say that the Warriors have gotten off to 
a bad start is- like saying that Donald Trump 
lends to favor a capitalist system. Consider- 
ing their pre-season expectations, they've 
gotten off to an abysmal start. 

To put it in perspective: one month into 
the season they find themselves challenging 
the likes of the Minnesota Timberwolves 
(yikes) and the Miami Heat (egads) for the 
worst record in the league. 

So, were the pre-season expectations 
reasonable? Probably. Are the Warriors'cur- 
I rent miseries as terminal as everyone seems 
lo think? 'Fraid so. 

High expectations 

Just a month ago, the Warriors and their 
fans were looking forward to the new season 
with giddy anticipation. And who could 
blame them? 

Last season, the Warriors and their now 
famous "small line-up" sallied forth from 

"The Land of the Little People" lo do battle 
wilh the titans of the NBA. With the use of 
a high scoring motion offense and effective 
defensive schemes of questionable legality, 
the lovable Lilliputians tied down enough 
Gullivers to rack up a 43-39 record. 

They humiliated the heavily favored Utah 
Jazz three games lo zip in the first round of 
the playoffs before bowing out to the Phoc- 
mix Suns in the second. 
So what went wrong? 
The key lo the Warriors' success this sea- 
son was the acquisition of 7' I" Alton Lister 
from the Seattle Supersonics. Wilh the ele- 
ment of surprise gone from the small line- 
up, the Warriors needed a good big man 
who could be counted on to rebound, as well 
as provide a scoring threat in the low post. 
One of Listers biggest assets was his 
durability. He had never suffered a serious 
injury in his pro career. Well, throw that out 
the window; in the third game of the season, 
he sustained a knee injury that put him out 
for the season. 

And that (if youll pardon the pun) is the 
long and the short of it. The Warriors are 
back to playing small-ball, only the novelty 
has worn off. Opposing coaches have had 
lime to devise defensive schemes to shut 
down the smaller team; and the illegal 
defense rules have been tightened up to 
prevent the kind of traps the Warriors were 
running last year. 

Magic trick 
Head coach Don Nelson is known for 
pulling rabbits out of his hat. Many of the 
Warrior faithful still believe that he will. But 
unless this rabbit can rebound as well as 
post up Kevin Duckworth from time to 
time, it probably won't do much good. 

Rumors have run rampant in the last few 
weeks about big men the Warriors have 
tried to deal for. 

The first was Steve Johnson, a former all- 
star with the Portland Trailblazcrs who is 
now a holdout from the Timberwolves. 
Forget it. If it were going to happen it would 
have by now. 

Next was Cliff Levingston of the Atlanta 
Hawks. The rumor was that the Warriors 
were going to ship Terry Tcagle to the 
Hawks in exchange for the big man. This 

rumor was quickly killed by Atlanta GM 
Stan Kasten when he brought up the valid 
point: what would the Hawks do with Terry 

Most recently, the reports have been that 
the Warriors have inquired about the avail- 
ability of Roy Tarpley from the Dallas Mav- 
ericks. We'll have to wait and see about this 
one, but it seems unlikely that the Warriors 
would give up much for a player, even of 
Tarpley s talents, teetering on the brink of a 

happy with the class, in which she gets a 
good workout and learns a lot. because 
Grady "works us hard." 

"I think it's a good way to play on the 
college level," says another player, Nicole 
Wise. She adds that the class is a way "to 
improve your game and to just have fun." 

Grady says her players are progressing 
and there is a "definite improvement" in the 
three or four practices so far. 

Club competition 

Coach Grady is hoping for a team ready 
to play in club competition against other 
conference teams (the games would not 
count toward the record), but that s up in the 
air and may not come about if things dont 
work out as planned. 

If that doesn^ happen, coach Grady is 
thinking about entering her players into a 
recreational league to play against other 
teams in the San Francisco area. 

City league competition begins in mid- 
March, and minimally one could field a 
team of only four players to compete, says 
coach Grady. She says she would even go as 
far as playing on the team herself if needed. 
Coach Grady also has a summer program in 
mind to further enhance her players' skills. 

Through all the hardship of starting all 
over again with her rebuilding class, coach 
Grady remains optimistic. "I'm excited," she 
says, believing that things will eventually 

Coach Grady plans to visit high schools 
for potential recruits. She also hopes players 
will get their friends interested in joining the 
team; anything to gel the ball rolling. 

Although coach Grady has a long way to 
go before she has a contending team for 
conference competition, with hard work 
and determination by all concerned, her 
goal of playing in the GGC in 1990-91 may 
just be realized. 

Chi's threes help Rams 
place 3rd in Skyline 

In your eye — the eyes ofLeRoy Perkins are now lookinfforward lo playing for a Division I learn next 
year. An explosive open field runner. Perkins (lop) rushes for a big gain against Diablo Valley College. 

By John Williamson 

If City College basketball fans felt a bit 
nervous about the start of the new season, 
one could hardly blame them. It would be 
hard to imagine a team starting out with 
more question marks than the Rams. 

Consider: A first year head coach; a ros- 
ter stocked with nine freshmen; not a player 
on the team over 6'6"; and having lo follow 
up last years appearance in the state final 
four. Obviously, a winning season was 
hardly guaranteed. 

Good start 

But after beating the Merced Blue Devils 
83-72 to lake third place in last weekends 
Skyline Tournament, the Rams are erasing 
the question marks and serving notice that 
they will be a tough team to beat. Saturday s 
victory raised the Rams' record to 8-3. 

Merced presented a problem that the 
Rams are sure to face many limes this 
season. Namely, a bigger team trying to 
push the ball inside. But the Rams' quick- 
ness on defense combined with a bit of Blue 
Devil ineptness (they missed four dunks in 
the first half) kept Merced from establishing 
an effective post-up offense. 

The Rams' offensive attack was led by 
second year man Delvon Anderson (24 
points) and freshman Conant Chi (14 

The 6'4" Anderson was City Colleges 
leading scorer for the three day tournament, 
averaging 20.3 points per game, and has 
emerged as the Rams' most consistent 
scorer. After Saturdays game, he received 
the highest praise from his coach, Harold 
Brown. "Hes probably, overall, one of the 
best players in the state," said Brown. 

After starting off with a couple of shaky 
games, Chi also blossomed last weekend, 
averaging 16.3 points per game during the 
tournament, showing that he can hit the 
three pointer or drive the lane and dish the 
ball off. 

Guarded optimism 

So what docs Brown think of his teams 
successful start? "I'm pleased that the kids 
are trying hard, playing hard. But I'm not 
pleased with our fundamentals, offense or 

Despite this guarded endorsement, one 
would think that a first year coach would be 
pretty excited about getting off to an 8-3 
start. But Brown isn^ about to be compla- 
cent at this point of the season. 

"I dont really think about our record," he 
says, "because youVe always got the next 
team coming in. You have to prepare for 
each team. Its not good to sit back and 
dwell on being 8-3." 

After a short pause he adds, "But its a 
pretty good start." 

lifetime suspension from the NBA. 


So, the only realistic candidate to wear 
Nelsons magic bunny ears is Jim Peterson. 

Acquired from the Sacramento Kings in 
exchange for Ralph Sampson in October, 
Pclerson is a 6' 10" forward-center who has 
been on the injured list all season because of 
knee surgery. He should be cleared to play in 

On the plus side, Peterson was the start- 
ing center for the Kings last season, who ran 
a high scoring motion offense with success 
toward the end of the season. He will cer- 
tainly help. 

On the other hand, he is, in Nelsons own 
words, a journeyman. Peterson himself is 
the first to admit that hes no franchise 
savior. It is a bit much to expect that his 
addition will in itself catapult the Warriors 
into the playoffs. 

The Warriors will get better. They will be 
exciting to watch, and will put together 
some wins sooner or later. But, I'm afraid 
that next April when the NBA playoffs get 
started. Bay Area sports fans will be free to 
devote their attention entirely to the As and 
the Giants. 

Sports Calendar 


Friday, Dec. 8, San Joaquin Delta at Stockton. 6:30 

Saturday, Dec. 9, Modesto Junior College at Stockton, 8:30 

Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 12-16. Modesto Tournament at Modesto 

Wednesday. Dec. 20, Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa, 7:30 

Saturday. Dec. 23, Sacramento City College al Sacramento, 7:30 

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 28-30, Kris Kringlc Tournament at Santa Rosa 

Wednesday, Jan. 3, College of Alameda at Alameda, 7:00 

Friday, Jan. 12, San Jose City College at CCSF, 7:30 

Wednesday, Jan. 17, Chabot College at Hayward, 7:30 

Tuesday. Jan. 23, West Valley College at CCSF. 7:30 

Friday, Jan 26, Diablo Valley College at Pleasant Hills, 7:30 

Tuesday, Jan. 30, San Jose City College at San Jose, 7:30 

Finals schedule 

Final examinations run Dec. 15-22 for day 
classes. See page A-12 of ihc Fall 1989 Time 
Schedule or page four of The Guardsman. Aug. 
31-Sepl. 13. for a schedule. 

The last session and final exam for Saturday 
classes is Dec. 16; for Monday evening classes is 
Dec. 18; for Tuesday evening classes is Dec 14; lor 
Wednesday and Monday/Wednesday evening 
classes is Dec. 20; and for Thursday and Tues- 
day/Thursday evening classes is Dec. 21. 

Dec. 23-Jan. 13 is mid-year recess. HAPPY 

Selective Service reminder 

The Selective Service System reminds that the 
Solomon Amendment requires young men lo be 
registered with Selective Service before they are 
eligible for federal student aid. Forms are availa- 
ble al ihe post office lo register within a month of 
the 18th birthday. 

Sweats for scholarships 

The Nursing Student Association has resumed 
sale of red. long-sleeved sweatshirt lo raise money 
for iis NSA Scholarship Fund. Price is $15. and 
sizes range from small to extra-large. To order, 
send a check payable lo the CCSF Nursing Stu- 
dent Associauon lo Box A-II4. NSA faculty advi- 
sor Kathryn Summers. 239-3130. 

6/The Guardsman 





Earthquake updite 

All district facilities are safe for occupancy 
and use, c.xccpi for pan of the Aulomolivc 
Center M 4th and Harmon Streets, according 
to the Nov 30 Chancellor* Update. Damage 
at the center has caused offices and class- 
room lo be shifted around while the welding 
program had to be relocated. Die owner or 
the building has said he will repair the 

Structural engineers have inspected or are 
continuing to inspect buildings. Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
disaster survey reports of all buildings show 
only minor, superficial damages. Recent esti- 
mates place costs of repairs under $ 100,000, 
much lower than the original eslimole of half 
a million dollars. 

Enrollment up, attendance down 

The official Fall 1989 enrollment for the 
district is 63.428—27.329 at City College and 
36,099 in the Centers Division, according to 
the NOV. 30 Chancellor's Update. This is on 
increase of 4,135 (7.0 percent) from 59,293 in 
Fall 1988; City College had 1,672 more stu- 
dents (6.5 percent) while the Centers added 
2.463 (7.3 percent). Women students 
increased at a higher rate than men at City 
College while the reverse was true at the 
i ■. 1 1 1. i ■ but women still make up the majority 
in both divisions (55 and 57 percent 

Earlier figures in the semester showed 
enrollment up 6.9 percent to 29,691 al City 
College lor the Census 1 date of Sept. II. 
before the Oct. 17 earthquake. Similarly, 
Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH), 
used in calculating the "Average" Daily 
Attendance (ADA) used by the state to deter- 
mine funding, was up by 7.5 percent. (Sec 
News Digest in The Guardsman. Nov. 2-15.) 
After the quake. Dean of Admissions and 
Records Mira Sinco speculated that enroll- 
ment and ADA would decrease with more 

Sinco reported that ADA was up 6.28 
percent over last year to 7.571.68 on an enrol- 
lment increase of 7 percent, according to the 
Nov. 20 Campus News. While more students 
continue to lake fewer units, this is better than 
last year when ADA increased only 2.9 per- 
cent with a 4 percent enrollment increase. 

The Update said it is still too early to 
estimate ADA, Furthermore, "ll might be 
expected to increase with the increased enroll- 
ment, but positive attendance, particularly in 
the Centers Division, was negatively affected 
by the school closings after the earthquake 
and possible after-quake effects." Sinco and 
Associated Director Patsy McMurtric of the 
Centers Business Office are preparing a 
report for submission to the State Chancel- 
lors Office asking for recovery for lost ADA. 

Chancellor Hilary Hsu said the district, 
along with the other 26 Bay Area community 
colleges affected by the quake, will not have lo 
make up the three lost instructional days since 
the state education code provided for excep- 
tions, like natural disasters, lo the 175 man- 
dated instructional days in a year. 
New Foundation trustees 

Elected to the Foundation of City College 
of San Francisco were three new trustees. 
Serving staggered, renewable terms ae Super- 
visor Wendy Nelder (through May 1990); 
Edward M. Kovach, vice president and 
general counsel of the Pacific Maritime Asso- 
ciation (through May 1991); and Brenda 
Wright, Wells Fargo vice president and West 
Portal branch manager (through May 1992). 
A bylaw change authorized the new positions 
which increase the Board to 19 members. The 
Associated Student Council appointed its 
president. Jacynthia Willis, to be its represen- 
tative to the Foundation through May 1990, 

Charities update 

Employees of the San Francisco Commun- 
ity College District contributed SI5.I30.SO in 
the annual San Francisco County Combined 
Charities Drive, which ended Nov. 17. As of 
Nov, 20. 225 pledges helped the district reach 
75 65 percent of its goal of $20,000 and main- 
tain its fifth place ranking in the drive (see 
The Guardsman, Nov. 2-15). according to 
Frank Mah. a charily coordinator for the 

Mah said each of the districts three groups 
distinguished themselves in different ways. 
The district office greatly exceeded its goal of 
$3,000 by 51.S percent with 70 donors raising 
$4,545, for an average of $64.93 per person. 
The Centers Divisions 115 donors raised the 
highest amount with $7,379.50, 81.99 percent 
of Us goal of $9,000, for an average of $64. 1 7. 
City College donating only achieved 40.08 
percent of its goal of $8,000, but the 40 who 
gave did so most genersouly with the highest 
average contribution of the three groups at 
$80.15 per donor. 

The Oct. 17 earthquake extended the cam- 
paign deadline from nov. 3, but it definitely 
put a damper on the drive which initially 
started with a bang, breaking first week 
records with $140,113 in pledges. As of Nov. 10 
with one more week to go, city employees only 
cached 61.6 percent of its goal of $400,000 by 
pledging $246,380. On a more positive nole, 
Community College District Personnel 
employee Thuyen Phan won the $1,500 
Recreation and Park Department Fun Pass 
for a years worth of services in the cilywidc 

-Wing Uu 

" Is Change Coming to South Africa?" NEGOTIATIONS cont'd 

By Michelle Long 

Real change in South Africa could result in a major bloodbath, 
according to Ian Robertson, a noted sociologist and author. 

Robertson, a while South African, lec- 
tured on November I at City College on the 
current problems and possible solutions for 
change in the while-dominated South 

"Change is coming in South Africa. They 
are Ihe beginning of an end. Whether 
change comes by violence or not, ii will 
come," said Robertson. 

The treatment of blacks as compared lo 
whites in South Africa is slark, said Robert- 
son. "The inequality is quite extraordinary. 
Hundreds of thousands of blacks live in tar 
shacks, while whiles are living high, and 
there is four times the mortality rate of 
blacks lhan of whites." 

According to Robertson, South Africa is 
in a "prc-revolution situation." The aspira- 
tions of the black majority aren't being met, 
and "the people are aroused and want 

Since blacks comprise 75 percent of the 
population, half of the South African police 
arc black. "The loyalty of a large part of the 
South African police cannot be relied upon 
because blacks will not turn on their own 
and shoot their own," said Robertson. 

MALKI cont'd 


tnati' he said, utner colleges were 
drafting letters, and GUPS wanted to 
send thei together to Yitzak 
Mordechai, •ilitary conander of the 
Uest Bank. 

The council drafteo a letter i and 
approved sending it with a vote of 
10-0 at its November 8 leeting. The 
letter expressed "interest concerning 
the whereabouts of" Mallei ana 
requested 'any inforeation regarding 
Dr. MALKI* 5 health and whereabouts. • 
It also stated: 'As students we feel 
that educators are fundamental to the 
continued growth of a society and its 

Salfiti also named an audience 

with Kirk in which they spoke for 30 
•inutes about Halki. Kirk sent a 
letter dated Nov. 7 saying: "He in 
higher education strongly deplore the 
arrest and detention of Dr. Riad 
Malh, a faculty leiber of Birzeit 
University. He also urge his 
mediate release." 

'GUPS is a social club that gathers 
all the Palestinians and others 
students with the club and have 
activities about Palestinians," said 
Salfiti. It has about 25 to 30 
ne«bers at Citv College. 


Fear of domination 

There are four main ethnic groups in 
South Africa: whites, blacks, coloreds, and 
Indians. Everything is segregated by ethnic 
identity, such as neighborhoods, beaches, 
and the Chambers of Parliament (except 
blacks don't have a chamber in Parliament), 

The three Chambers of Parliament meet 
separately and discuss issues. When they 
come together to vote on ideas, though, 
there are always more whiles who can over- 
rule the others, said Robertson. 

There is 18 percent inflation in South 
Africa. "Something has to be done soon in 
South Africa. The economy is in a mess," 
said Robertson. 

When South African public officials 
speak on apartheid and democracy, they 
want a South Africa where one group could 
not dominate another. "What they really 
mean is a South Africa where blacks cannot 
dominate whiles. If they freed the blacks, 
they [blacks] would have the majority 
because the majority of the country is 
black," said Robertson. 

Robertson said the United States and 
South Africa have a similar history of slav- 
ery and racial segregation laws. However, 
since the 1950s, the U.S. began moving away 
from racial segregation because whites and 
blacks began to share the power of voting. 
In South Africa, white* donX want to give 
up all their power, said Robertson. 

Change is coming 

Change is coming to South Africa, 
Robertson said. Blacks can hold more pub- 

Photo by Edmund Lee 
South African sociologist and author 
Ian Robertson 

lie protests, and more South African facili- 
ties are becoming integrated. 

"Racial segregation laws will be aban- 
doned in the next few years because of so 
much unrest," said Robertson. 

When asked by a City College student if 
white university students in South Africa 
want change, Robertson responded by say- 
ing they do, but they don't know what to do 
about it. 

According to Robertson, other countries 
have failed in their responsibilities to South 
Africa. "We need more pressures from other 
countries to withdraw support lo South 

It remains to be seen how South Africa 
will handle the uprising. "The whites have 
no intention of giving up their power. We 
have yet to see the last resort — a blood 
bath," said Robertson. 


After obtaining a bachelors degree in po- 
litical science at the University of Natal, 
Robertson — then president of the Multi- 
racial National Union of South Africa Stu- 
dents — organized several campaigns 
against his country s apartheid laws. He was 
arbitrarily placed under restriction by the 
government — forbidding him to leach, 
write, belong to organizations, enter college 
premises, or be with more than one person 
at a lime. 

Eventually, Robertson was allowed to 
leave South Africa to study at Oxford, Cam- 
bridge, and Harvard, where he was awarded 
a masters degree and a doctorate in sociol- 
ogy of education. He is currently a visiting 
professor at U.C. Santa Cruz. 

The Guardsman 
Bulletin Board 

Asian AIDS Project 

Wed.. 6-7:30 p.m. The Asian AIDS Project 
holds weekly information and rcferTal drop-in 
meetings for Asians and Pacific Islanders who 
have questions about AIDS and HIV. Meetings 
are in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. AAP 
office. 300 Fourth Street near Folsom, Suite 401, 
phone 227-0946. 

Literary mazarine 

Ciiv & n/iium. City Colleges literary maga- 
zine, has come out with its long awaited first 
publication of poetry and prose, and is available 
for SI. For more info, contact faculty advisor H. 
Brown Miller at Batniale 524. Box 192. or phone 

National Condom Week 

The planning meeting on Dec. 4 may be over, 
but you can still provide input lo decide activities 
lor National Condom Week (Feb. 12-16) by con- 
tacting Nurse Barbara Cabral at the Student 
Health Center I Bungalow 201), Box A-67, phone 
239-3192, or AIDS Education Resource Instruc- 
tor Mary Redick at the District office. Box D1ST, 
phone 239-3048. 

Soroptimist awards for women 

Soropiimist International of San Francisco. a 
service organization for executive and profes- 
sional business women, has a $500 club award 
and a SI.S00 regional grant in Spring I9V0 for 
mature women, preferably heads of households, 
who arc working toward completion of an under- 
graduate degree or entering vocational or techni- 
cal training to assist them toward re/entry into 
the labor market. 

Qualifications include: motivation to improve 
sk ilb and qualification! and accept responsibility: 
financial need: and letters of recommendation. 
\pplicadons are available in the Scholarship 
Office, Batmalc 366. Deadline for receipt of the 
applications ut the Soropumist Club is Dec. 31. 

Transportation design scholarships 

The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena 
is offering full scholarships for part-time evening 
classes in transportation design. Ford Motor Co. 
offers the Ford Minority Scholarships for women, 
blacks, Hupanics, and Native American Indians 
in take beginning through intermediate classes in 
automoiiw design through the Art Center at 
Night program. Deadline for applicauon lor the 
spring semester is Dec. IS. For info and applica- 
uon. call the Art Center Admissions office al 
(818) 584-5035. 


Scholarship information and applications arc 
available from Coordinate! Flame Mannon at 
the SchoIarihipO{rice,Batmale 3615 Office hours 
are 10-4. Mon.-Fri. 239-3339. 

Nicarnguiio group forming 

Regardless of your idealogy. left or 
right or center, place of birth, and 
language. ARNICA'S (Association of 
Nicarnguan Students) wants you to unite 
with them. This developing Northern 
Californion organization aims lo preserve 
and promote Nicaraguun heritage, 
culture, traditions, and artistic 
Nicaroguense values in and outside of col- 
leges and universities. 

If you are u Nocoya, you can gel to 
know each other, share experiences and 
goals at school, and help others to achieve 
a university career. 

ARNICA'S is holding a meeting on 
Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. For more info, coll Mar- 
vin Ramie* al 766-2106 or 338-2464. 

Diego Rivera at a discount 

The Foundation of City College of San Fran- 
cisco and the Off the Wall Frame Shop and Gallry 
will handsomely frame Rivera's Pan American 
Unity poster for S50. Mention your association 
with City College to get this discounted price 
which includes the poster, dry mounting, glass. 
and a metal frame in a variety of colors. Christ- 
mas orders accepted through Dec 20 Off the 
Wall. 1669 Height Street at Cole, phone 863-8170. 
Hours arc Mon.-Fri. 11-7; Sat. 10-6; and Sun 12- 
New music by City Couefje composers 

Wed., Dec. 13. X p.m Musle Concerts. Music 
Instructor Gerald Mueller presents. Arts. 133. 
Music Chair Madeline Mueller, 239-3641. 

Don't Crack Up on Drugs 

Wed., Dec. 13, 12-1 p.m. Concert/ Lecture Ser- 
ies. Pharmacist Pamela Gumb speaks on the 
clfects of substance and drug abuse and the need 
to develop effective strategics to fight the problem 
among young adults. Conlan 101. Free. Series 
Coordinator Brenda Chinn, 139-3580. 

Day choir 

Tues., Dec. 12, 10 a-m. Music Concerts. 
Infractor Sicglinde Isham directs. Arts 133. 
Music t hair Madeline Mueller, 239-3641. 

Lunch seminar 

Thurs., Dec. 14. 12-2 p.m Faculty Association 
Luncheon Seminars. Bring a lunch lo join a 
discussion of the Pulitzer Prize winning book by 
Taylor Branch, Parting the Haters: America in 
the king Years, l°54-63, which is a major contri- 
bution in understanding the civil rights move- 
ment Behavioral Science Instructor Willie 
Thompson, a Southerner and a participam in (be 
movement, leads the discussion. Coffee is availa- 
ble for 15 cents. Faculty Lounge. Batmok 422 
Robert Manlovc. 239-3445 or Willie Thompson, 
Musical theatre revue 

Thins, Dec 14, 1230 p.m. Musle Concerts. 
Music Instructor Peggy Gorham and Theatre 
Arts Instructor Jim Dnn present. Arts 133. 
Music Chair Madeline Mueller. 239-3641. 
An Evening of Multicultural Theatre 

Fri.. Dec. 15. 8 p.m. Performing Arts Series. 
Multicultural Theatre classes perform play scenes 
and Stylized pieces from the works ol Asian 
Americans, Latin Americans, and African Amer- 
icans. Little Theatre. 55 general; $4 student*, 
seniors, (acuity, staff, and alumni. 239-3345 01 
239-3132 for sencs brochure and discount sub- 
suripnon order form. 
Voice recital 

Sun,, lice, p, 3.30 p.m. Must Concerts. 
Music Instructor Helen Dilworth ptcscnls. Lillle 
Theatre. Music Chair Madeline Mueller, 
■I (-'if! of Love 

Sun. Dec 17. 7 30 p.m. The Shanti Project 
presents a benefit holiday celebration with the 
music and comedy of Romanovsky & Phillips, 
Sand) Van, and Tom Ammiano lo support their 
volunteer services for people with AIDS and 
severe ARC Hcrbsl Theatre. Veterans Building. 
401 Van Ness Ave. S.F Wheelchair accessible 
and ASL inicrpreier. $15/525/00, Shanu Pro- 
H inter Ball 89 

Fri, Dec. 21 Campus club la Rata Unida 
invites you to an evening of dinner and dnncing at 
its semi-formal Winter BalltiV. United Irish Cul- 
tural Center. 270045th Ave $20/ 10 vtfth/wilhoul 
dinner, tickets mailable in advance al LRU office 
in Bungalow 2, 239-3112 

-Compiled by Wing IJu 

Librarians war* tunou* trial in* proposal 
stated "-the District places a high priority 
on two goals (o) in the short term, 
providing a fair wage increase for the 
certiiicoied employees without 
jeopardizing important capital 
Improvement programs (Including the 
library)." Librarian Julia Bergman said this 
was the lowest thing the district has ever 
done, by tying wage increases to funding 
for the new library She called It 
"blackmail" that faculty may jeopardize the 
new library (or wage demands, saying they 
were in different budgets. While money for 
the new library does come from the state 
and City College will have to provide 
matching funds, this fells into a different 
budget than wages. 

Another sore point was the inclusion of 
item 3 lc ) in the proposal: "Wage rates of 
classified employees are beyond the 
District's control because they ere under 
the City's salary standardization ordinance 
(SS0) process-" Fred 8arker, president of 
the community college chapter of Local 790 
of SEIU, which represents classified staff, 
and Hulbert were both outraged at Its 
inclusion and felt it was to divide the two 
unions, which are united on faculty demands 
Asked about Article 1 2— Upgrading (for 
part-time faculty to full-time status), 
which was to be the first of the major 
Issues to be discussed, Sloan said that the 
union asked the previous week to discuss 
salary Issues first The "part-time Issue," a 
complex variety of concerns, has steadily 
been bubbling angrily to recognition and 
calling for action, and even more so with 
recent contract negotiations. Sloan would 
speak to the issue of hourly versus 
pro-rate pay for part-timers, saying the 
district hasn't proposed any changes but 
also hadn't gotten there yet He added that 
he didn't want to negotiate through the 

About faculty resentment of 
administrators oetting raises of 1 1 -2 1 
percent raises last year while faculty got 
seven percent, Natalie Berg, director of 
District Employee Relations, said that 
restructuring "went forth because It had 
been in the works for years." Still, faculty 
still are engy that the resolution came up 
during the December Board meeting, when 
most of them were away and the resolution 
was quietly approved. 

The long time to come up with a labor 
contract for both unions has been a concern, 
with charges of vested interest in racking 
up expensive (previously $50 an hour, now 
II 15) legal hourly rates It took 17 months 
to get a contract for Local 790 There have 
been 1 9 negotiating sessions from June 1 5 
to Nov 14, average three to four hours 

Asked when negotiations would come to a 
contract, Sloan said I would say ask me 
December 1 3 which is seven sessions from 
now" ForwtMteverreesc<»--9ome8oy 
because of the walkout while others 
mention the start of addressing the 1 3 
major Issues— movement seems to have 
increased Also, Natalie Berg, director of 
District Employee Relations, said the 
sessions, which used to be one to two times 
a week, will i n crease lo three to tour times 
And they will move to full day sessions for 
some of the meetings The teams met 
10-12 hours the week of the demonstration 

The big question is will faculty get what 
they want—and will they strike. Most have 
varying opinons. But everyone agrees that 
faculty, which has been divided In the pest, 
is more united than it has ever been in the 
recent past, hove more and Increasing 
outside support, and are getting 
increasingly vocal Their walkout is the 
first work stoppage in the history of the 
district, and a strike Is not unthinkable 

(About the unfair labor charge filed 
against the union over the walkout, Sloan 

said the Public Employees Relations Board 
takes 30-60 days to decide and has not 
contacted the district yet Board member 
has been and In that day's Board meeting 
again was asking for withdrawing the 
charge. Sloan said the district has not 
withdrawn the charge, and any decision to 
do so was up to the Board ) 

AWARD cont'd > 

fted for the Dean* Honor List, students 
must be enrolled in twelve units with a grade 
point average of 3.3 or higher and an overall 
grade point average of 2.0 or higher. 

Immediately following the formal cerem- 
ony, a special reception was scheduled in the 
Faculty Dining Room where refreshments 
were provided by the Associated Student 
Council and the Hotel and Restaurant 


City College of Los Angeles. He 
hopes, as a member of the council, he 
could help increase activity in the 
clubs and athletic organizations. He 
would also like an increase in funds 
for clubs and other campus organiza- 

Lee also hopes to aid in the move- 
ment for increased salaries for in- 
structors. "I would like to see our 
night students properly represented 
in the council." says Lee. He is also 
unhappy with the absenteeism and 
the failure of some council members 
to fulfill their duties this semester. 

Steven L. Smith, an independent, is 
an Art major. He has served as a Gay 
and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) 
representative to the council this 
semester and has been an active 
member of the gallery. Unfortunately.he 
was unable to meet the unit re- 
quirements to serve on the council 
this semester. Smith hopes as part of 
the council he can help beef up par- 

"I want the students to be aware of 
the huge amount of money that is 
available to them," he says. He would 
also like to see more organization 
among the council next semester. 

The other CONTINUUM can- 
didates running for a council seat are 
Monica Davis, Deborah Emlaelu (incum- 
bent) Lauxette Hamilton (incumbent) 
Lennart Van Den Ende (incumbent). 

The other independent candidates 
seeking a council seat are Robert 
Blank and Hanne Munk (incumbent). 

Students given focus 
in Nat'l AIDS 

Photo by Diana Carpenter- Si. 

Moderator Dorith Hertz and a panelist watched as Mary Redich, A IDS I 
Resource Instructor for the San Francisco Community College District, srmkeonn, 
"The Education and Prevention (of AIDS) for College Students" at the National All) 
Conference in San Francisco held in October, 

changing behaviors that put them at rtffl 
s.nd Hurl/ Substance abuse, mah 

accept their sexuality, lack ol sell 
and alhletcs shooting and sharing 
for steroids are other factors. 

If the information is give 

several different media, education v\<«k 
effect change, according lo the panel 4 
SI SI and < us College. AIDScducaal 
incorporated into the curriculum Bee 
schools work to heighten student .iwarcno) 
with activities such as events lor "Nation 
Condom Week." lectures, plays » 

By Diana Carpenter-Madashi 

For the first time in a national conference 
on AIDS, the special concerns of college 
students were given special locus, according 
to Dorith Hertz, M.P.H., at the National 
AIDS Conference held last month in San 

Hertz, AIDS educator al San Francisco 
State University (SFSU), was the modera- 
tor of a panel discussion which included 
Community College District AIDS Educa- 
tion Resource Instructor Mary Redick, 
Ph.D. on "The Education and Prevention 
[of AIDS] for College Students." 

The general consensus of the panel was 
that AIDS has become a current concern on 
college campuses. 

In the first 32 days this seaester 
at City College, its Student Health 
Center has sees 1M students with 
BIDS, ARC, or positive antibody 
tests, according to Redick. Also, 29 
percent of all students seen by the 
center bad AIDS related concerns, and 
this das before October's AIDS 
prevention programs as part of AIDS 
mareness Month. 

A study at SFSU revealed one in lour 
students personally knew someone with 
HIV infection or knew someone who died of 
AIDS, said Hertz. 

A recent study on college students con- 
dueled by the American College Associa- 
tion in conjunction with the Centers for 
Disease Control indicates that 25.000 of 
12.5 million college students have con- 
tracted the HIV virus. 

"This number is significantly higher than 
the military recruit study," said Hertz. "It is 
cause for concern, especially in view that the 
study's blood samples covered a wide geo- 
graphical ranger and the only identifiers 
were sex, age and race." 

Nearly 300 students and employees 
in the San Francisco Cottunity 
College District bave died froi AIDS, 
according, to Redick. 

At risk 

Although most college students are intel- 
ligent and know the facts, they engage in 
behavior that often puts them at risk like the 
rest of the general population. The HIV in 
combination with students' behavior, which 
often is experimental and risky in areas 
involving alcohol, drug use and sexual prac- 
tices, can have many unhealthy outcomes, 
said Redick. 

There are many issues that must be dealt 
with. "College students have a sense of 
immortality, sometimes peer pressure 
demands, and denial which affect their not 

"But any fool can gel the lads abc« 
needles, sex and AIDS," said Redick Bi 
the problem of prevention of AIDS araot, 
college students is noi just a matter of benj 
aware, she added. "Education must rife 
change in attitudes." 

In a recent survey at SFSU, i 
percent of students actually want mot 
information despite the aliunde of "AIDSi 
what happens to other people and noi ib," 
said Hertz. They said they would like i 
workshop on safer sex. 

Despite student and faculty awarcneaa 
AIDS, the college student with -MDSff 
AIDS related symptoms faces some forma 
discrimination, whether oven or oner 
And that fear of isolation and being treata" 
differently tends to foster a sense of isoUtia 
in a college student who has H I V AIDS* 
thinks he may have AIDS, said experu, ■ 

• "I have never personally heard ofdiscnM 
ination at City College," said Redick. 'M 
there had been a couple of incidents !■ 
spring with AIDS slurs being penciled ma 
the doors of a couple of faculty mcmtaBl 
who did not have AIDS." 

Former City College student G.Ai Gm. 
ham, who has the AIDS virus, «idaB 
experienced some degree of discnminiUB 
from individuals who lacked HIV edto 
tion. Once they were informed they H 
more relaxed." 

"The discrimination tends to be HIV-i 
homo-phobic," he added. "But some in 
tors became very concerned about me,j 
realizing I am living with H I V and noi dya) 
with HIV 

Continuing education for college siudof 
and faculty is necessary, said Redick. Bi 
the education must go beyond just mak* 
people aware. She emphasized this withdi 
story of a college student who died last yes 
At the funeral were only the parenOjjJ 
priest, herself and the coffin. His citp 
brothers and sisters were not there. W 
college student had died of AIDS. 

I IV-* 
i nsui 


sponsored by CCSF and the A.S. Council 
cannot hold paid activities off campus or 
during final exams." 

According to Willis, she had hoped that 
Frazier was still enthusiastic about his role 
on the council. But, over time, he failed ot 
fulfill his responsibilities as CBC chair. 
Manuel Ellison, an active member of the 
committee, was forced to take over Fraziers 
duties, she said. 

"We, the council, all saw the writing on 
the wall. We were not al all surprised when 
Charles resigned," said Willis. 

Deviation from slate 
Frazier, Cobbins, and impeached 
member Christopher Bess were part of Wil- 
lis' Students With a Vision (SWAV) slate 
that won a majority of the 14 council seals. 
Many of Ihe issues discussed as a slate were 
completely deviated from while in office, 
according to Frazier, a charge the other two 
have made. 

"Okay, we funded the lighting, but I 
haven't seen any lights yet. The other night 
on campus, 1 almost lost my way to my car," 
he said. (Sec "A.S. Council approves emer- 
gency lighting in response to earthquake" in 
The Guardian, Nov. 2-15.) 

While Frazier supports the improved 
lighting project, which was part of the 
SWAV platform, Bess questioned the stu- 
dents' role in funding capital improvement 
projects such as improved lighting and 
painting the cafeteria at a cost of S40.000 
(which Frazier objects to), saying that was 
the Community College Districts responsi- 
bility. Willis agreed, but felt improved light- 
ing was a necessity for education which 
would not get done without the council^ 
help. (See "Impeached A.S.C. member 
responds to harsh action" in The Guardian, 
Oct. 12-25.) 

John Riordan, on the district's Governing 
Board, while applauding the student coun- 
cils contributions, also questioned the stu- 
dent vs. district role in funding capital 
improvements at the Nov. 30 Board 

City College President Willis Kirk, who 
had worked closely wit Willis on the project, 
responded that there were questions after 
the college accepted 57,500 from the council. 

He said the money will be returned, audi 
district will pay. Kirk assured that iber* 
ject will go on. 

Student safely was also the rationale 
last semester's student council, under dtt 
ent leadership, for funding the Comma 
College Police with a 55,000 radio/canj 
ter security system, which the district stii 
did not have money for. (See "A.S. to 
campus police" in The Guardsman, Ms* 
9-29.) The council finally sidestepped ? 
cism by saying it bought the system wtt 
was only on loan to the police. 

Recently, this semesters council appraj 
5480 for the Ornamental Horticutal 
I tepl s request for planter boxes at ilsN 
20 meeting. Flanagan said the council « 
keep ownership of the boxes, which wfl'jk 
signed out for club activities. 

More questions about funding 

Frazier wondered about the detaib 
where each semester* 5107.000 budget go* 
Among other things, he questioned R««J 
gans urging approval of several SZW. 
vans. He joined Bess in criticizing the«* 
cil* trying to be a service rather iM* 
government. .^ 

Frazier was also angered by the Ion* 
for six council members to attend UK" 
SACC meetings in Los Angeles. ft***, 
that club representatives should he*J|"j 

-They themselves went and spent Jl£ 
and I havent heard or seen anything^ 
what they learned there. I question vvh" 
student body has gained from CalW 
said Frazier. ^ 

Actually, Willis opened the tnp '° 
ryone attending the meeting, with «X 
randomly chosen from the field of U3 
ested, resulting in the selection of five^j 
cil members and a Guardsman ref* 
present. Frazier was picked but d* 10 *^ 
to go after his resignation. Also, Fra *0 
voted for allotment of funds for ux 
SACC trip. Still, the issue of not ai*£ 
more students lo go was the final 
causing Cobbins to resign. .^ 

Frazier will not run for ,,K *~£J( 
Student Council next semester. HePȣ 
devote all his efforts to the newly ' 
Transcultural Performing ArtsCl ^. 
ier is the acting president al this time- 


February 8 

Last day to drop a class 

February 8 
Last day to petition for CR/NCR 

February 9 

Holiday/ No Class 

Vol. 109, No. l 

City College of San Francisco 

Feb. 1-14, 1990 


Several committee appointments 
were made at a recent Student Council 
meeting, among them: M. Ortiz, Club 
Budget Committee (CBC) chair, H. 
Munk, CBC co-chair, R. Let, Activities 
Committee chair; E. Bischoff, Graduate 
Committee co-chair. M. Davis, Finance 
Committee chair, R, Vora, Publicity 
Committee (PC ) chain R I ee, PC co- 
chair, and R. Vora, chair of voter regis- 
tration drive. 

Also, two students were appointed to 
the Council: Elizabeth Bischoff and 
Trcsa Thoppil 

The State Chancellor* Office has 
chosen the Extended Opportunities Pro- 
gram and Services to produce a manual 
which will be used throughout the Cali- 
fornia EOPS programs. 

The major concern is reaching out to 
and recruiting under-represented Black, 
Latino and Southeast Asian students. 
The Project was made possible by a 
special projects grant of $34,798 from the 
Slate Chancellor* Office. 

For more information, call Mr. Chin, 
extension 3562. 

• • • • • 

George R. Lanyi, a full-time instruc- 
tor from the Computer and Information 
Science Department, died of AIDS on 
January 9. 

Lanyi, who was 32, held a B.A. from 
Yale University and a law degree from 
Stanford University. 

Arts Committee proposal 

Relocating Rivera mural faces challenge 

Photo by Edmund l^ee 

By Christie Angclo 

A City College Arts Committee proposal 
to relocate Diego Rivera's "Pan-American 
Unity" mural from the City Theatre lobby to 
the new campus library being builtin the 
near future, has aroused some controversy. 

Theatre Arts Director Don Cates is not at 
all happy about the proposal. He said Tim 
Flueger, the architect for the campus and the 
theatre, created the lobby specifically for the 
mural. The walls are made for the exact 
dimensions and a viewing gallery was built 
for better visibility. 


According to Cates, in order to move the 
mural, the wall would have to be torn down, 
and it is unknown what adhesive was used 
to secure the mural to the wall. This move 
could cause tremendous damage to the art- 
work and the move would also cost thou- 
sands of dollars, not to mention money to 
rebuild in the wall. Cates said the theatre 
just completed a campaign to reupholster 
the seats, and four years ago the theatre 
received SIO.OOO worth of carpeting. The 
carpeting would surely be destroyed in the 
move, said Cates. 

According to Cates, the 7-1 ArlsCommil- 
tee vote favoring the move now goes before 
the San Francisco Arts Commission on 
February 15. 

Although Cates is concerned about the 
potential physical impact to the theatre, he 
said there are also emotional and sentimen- 
tal damages. The mural was put in storage 
for 20 years prior to being placed in the 
theatre, and it has been there ever since, 
making it a part of theatre history, said 

There are few existing theatres in town 
which have managed to remain intact, 
added Cates, the ACT Theatre being one of 
the theatres devastated by the October 17 

"I just dont feel it* right," said Cates. 
"Why compromise the theatre when the 
money used to tear out the Rivera could be 
commissioned for a whole new mural by a 
new artist in the library." 

Ironically, a proposal to open the theatre 
on Saturdays for public viewing of the mural 
was cut when the college* budget did not 
accommodate the S25 per week needed lo 
pay a security guard. The mural seems to be 
in a very safe place where vandals cannot get 


Cates has contacted members of the thea- 
tre community, as well as the arts commun- 
ity, to try and get support against the move. 
Cates has initialed a petition drive challeng- 
ing the proposal. So far, according to Cates, 

San Francisco City College has 175- 
plus scholarships totalling over $36,000 
to give away this semester. 

Information concerning these awards 
and how lo apply for them will be pres- 
ented in a workshop by Elaine Mannon, 
scholarship coordinator, on February 
5th, from 12 to I p.m. in Cloud Hall, 
Room 102. This workshop is sponsored 
by Cap Special Services. 

Among the scholarships offered arc 
the Hang On Tong Association Scholar- 
ships and the PG&E Community Col- 
lege Scholarship programs. 

The Hung On Tong Association offers 
five scholarships of $100 each. The 
requirements are that students be 
enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and 
have completed at least 24 units at 
CCSF with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or 
belter. Deadline is Friday, March 2. 
1990. The PG&E program will award 
$300 and up to $5,000 summer employ- 
ment to one qualified student. The 
requirements arc that the student has 
had at least six units in Business Opera- 
tions, Electrical/ Electronics Engineering 
Technology, Drafting Technology, Indus- 
trial Engineering, computer Technology 
and other closely related fields. Also, the 
student must be a U.S. citizen and be 
recommended by the CCSF Scholarship 
Committee. Deadline is FridayT*March 

Applications for these and other scho- 
larships can be found in Batmalc Hall, 
Room 366. 

City Colleges campus magazine. City 
Scriptum, needs poems, stories, and 
essays. Deadline for the upcoming issue 
is March 1. However, manuscripts 
received late will be considered for the 
next issue. 

All manuscripts must be typed or 
word-processed, double-spaced, on a 
8i/$XU"papcr. Prose should not be more 

See NEWS DIGEST, back page 


City College to 
undergo extensive 

The Community College Governing 
Board, by a 4-3 vote, recently moved to 
drastically change the college's academic 
and administrative structure. 

The action calLs to trim dozens of admi- 
nistrative positions, and blend the district's 
one-credit and adult education centers with 
the credit programs at City College. 

This is the first major change since it 
separated from the San Francisco Unified 
School District in 1970. 

Board members who support the plan say 
it will cut costs and be more cost-effective. 

"This is going to reduce our overhead 
costs and it makes a lot of organizational 
sense." said Tim Wolfred, board president. 

Outgoing Board President Julie Tang 
thought the community needed some lime 
to look into this issue, but her motion was 
voted down. 

"I was just so disappointed that the board 
took such a narrow perspective on what 
were doing. As if wen: the only ones who 
can understand this issue," Tang said. "The 
Community College District is for the whole 
community and we shouldn't deny people 
input into this, which is ihe most critical 
decision in our history." 

Presently, the district has three separate 
administrations. There Ls the Centers Div- 
ision and City College, each has its own 
president and administrative staff. At 33 
Gough Street, which is administrative head- 
quarters. Chancellor Hilary Hsu is responsi- 
ble for overall management of the district. 

"1 see this new structure as a much more 
economical way to operate. Right now we 
have three separate agencies that don't work 
together as well as they should," said Robert 
Varni, board member. 

The main recommendation is to combine 
the credit and non-credit operations and 
have one chief executive officer to report to 
the Governing Board. 


A study which cost over $100,000 was 
prepared at the request of the Board and 

See RE-ORGANIZATION, back page 

Community colleges face 
bleak future, says report 

A report released in December by the 
California Post Secondary Education Com- 
mission requested by Gov. George Deukme- 
jian, predicts a difficult future for 
California* community colleges. 

The 48-page report "Education at a 
Crossroads: Planning for the 21st Century" 
focuses on the needs of California* universi- 
ties and slate and community colleges. A 
student increase of 37 percent is expected by 
the year 2005. 

For community colleges, this will mean 
552,000 new students. In order to accom- 
modate these students, the commission has 
recommended adding 22 new campuses 
throughout the stale. It urges state officials 
to approve the expansion despite limited 
funds. Not only arc new schools going to be 
needed, but the old ones arc going to require 
major overhauls. 


The cost of the proposed expansion, 
according to commission director David 
O'Brien, will fall to the taxpayers. "Never- 
theless," says O'Brien, "grave doubts exist 

Drama Department Chair Don Cates wants the mural to slay. 

he has collected several hundred signatures. 

The mural was commissioned in the late 
1930s for City Colleges "new" library. How- 
ever, World War II prevented the construc- 
tion of the library. 

The mural is a very important part of 

campus history, as well as art history. It has 
been the subject of great publicity since the 
1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition 
on Treasure Island. It is also on the cover of 
this semesters time schedule. 

According lo Cates, the theatre allows 

Student Council 1990 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

(Back Row/L-R) Robert Blank. Hanna Munk, Ron Lee anil IX-an lister Flanagan. (Seated/ L-R) Elizabeth Bischoff. Stewn Smith, President 
Jacynlhia Willis. Monica Davis and Tresa Thoppil. 

Snails pace negotiation 

Teachers seek strike sanction 


City College faculty voted with fellow 
colleagues from around the San Francisco 
Community College District to ask for strike 
sanction in an escalation of a seven-month- 
long stalemate in contract negotiations with 
the district* Board of Governors. 

The 448-35 vote means students may 
soon find themselves caught in the middle of 
a first-ever labor shutdown of the City Col- 
lege campus. 

"It better not close, my degree hangs on 
the line," said Virginia Okdie, who men- 
tioned that she sympathizes with the needs 
for unions and strikes. 

The school administration and union 
officials have been locked in a deadlock 
since June over wage and benefits parity 
with other community college districts in the 
Bay Area. 

Teachers are demanding that provisions 
for part-lime teachers, who are making up a 
larger part of faculty population each year, 
be strengthened. 

District response 

District administrators contend that City 

teachers have a smaller number of student 
contact hours than their counterparts from 
other Bay Area districts. They also say that 
money for raises will have to come out of 
capital improvements in the schools. 

It is inferred by officials that this could 
jeopardize the construction of a new campus 

Mike Hulbert, president of the American 
Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2121. 
the bargaining agent for the teachers, has 
been quoted as branding this ploy "heinous." 

Theatrical protests have coincided with 
the ongoing labor haggling. 

On Nov. 8 hundreds of teachers staged a 
spirited class walkout to express anger at 
what was seen as "heel-dragging" on the 
part of the district* negotiator. 

This action was followed by a lawsuit for 
unfair labor practices brought by the district 
administration against the teachers and 
their union. 

Soon after, the November 30 regular 
meeting of the Community College Dis- 
trict's Board of Governors was stormed by 
some 300 angry instructors who vented their 

frustration at the sitting trustees. 


Amidst all this, students find themselves 
both uninformed and confused. 

"I dont know the politics behind it all, but 
if thcyte not getting paid enough, then I 
support them," said Dave Marshall. 

One thing* for sure, I dont want a substi- 
tute," he said. 

Student James Carisci didnt know about 
the current rift between teachers and 

"This is the first I heard about it, but (a 
walkout) could prolong my graduation," he 

Most stydenls seemed ready to take a 
wait-and-see attitude. 

"It will be disruptive to education," said 
Scott R. Walker. 

"I dont feel that they should have to strike 
in the first place, to maintain (he educa- 
tional system. But I feel that they should be 
supported," he said. 

classes to come in and use the viewing 
gallery and have private, uninterrupted 

At press time, Alan Brooks, chair of the 
campus Arts Committee, was not available 
for comment. 

Balboa Reservoir 

Mayor says 
"Let's make 
a deal" 

In a pioposal that could mean a new 
library for City College, Mayor Art Agnos 
and the San Francisco Community 
College District are said to be close to a 
land-swap "deal" that involves 
development of the controversial Balboa 

Agnos recently met with Chancellor 
Hilary Hsu and other members of the 
Governing Board to discuss a lime line for 
decision making by the various city 
departments. The proposal included a 
possible swap that would give the district's 
administrative office over to the city's 
general use. 


A recent study by a consulting firm 
commissioned for the Governing Board 
recommended that administrative offices of 
the district be moved to City College. 
Presently, they arc housed at 33 Gough 
St., a facility that it said to be valued 
between $1 million and $2 millon. 

Agnos originally supported giving the 
disputed basins to a housing developer for 
$36,000 in a defeated ballot measure four 
years ago. He later vcoted a plan, put 
forward by the Board of Supervisors, that 
would have sold one reservoir to the 
community district for $1. 

Surplus land 

The San Francisco Water Department 
has already declared the twin reservoirs to 
be surplus land, but they arc studying 
other plans for their use. 

Other district property said to be up for 
consideration in the proposed swap include 
a site at Folsom and 17th Sts.. as well as 
a warehouse in the Bayvicw District. 

over whether the stale* citizens will provide 
the financing in the future to maintain edu- 
cational quality and provide access to all 
those deserving lo attend." 

Two of the major financial obstacles for 
the state are the 1979 Gann initiative that 
curbed public spending and a smaller 
number of bond issues that could be sold lo 
finance the new campuses. 

Also predicted is a dramatic change in the 
racial and ethnic makeup of community 
college students. A more ethnically diverse 
faculty will be needed to accommodate the 
large immigrant population. 

A school system lhat formerly was 
considered to have many opportunities for 
Black, Latino and Asian students could lose 
this distinction without proper funding, says 
Henry Der, a member of the commission. 
"There needs to be a plan. Otherwise the 
window of opportunity we talked about is 

The expansion proposals arc still in the 
planning process. Faculty members have 
been asked lo contribute their ideas for new 
and different teaching methods. 

The report was revised and sent lo Deuk- 
mejian and the legislature last month. 

Filmmaker strives to erase racial stereotypes 

photo by L. Ryder 

By Luna Salaver-Garda 

"The more we know about each other the 
more we know we are the same. Avoid the 
shorthand method to assess a person. Dont 
pretend you understand: bother to leam." 

So were the words of wisdom from the 
noted filmmaker Elena Fcalherson, who 
recently lectured al City College. 

Over 50 college students attended the 
filmmaker/ wnter's provocative discussion 
on racial stereotypes. Her lecture not only 
addressed the negative racial misconcep- 
tions found within literature, but included 
the stereotypes within our society as well 

"Chinese people are good at math, bui 
dont know how to drive." 

"All black people look alike." 

"While people dont have rhythm." 

These are jusi a few of the derogatory 
myths that were raised. The exchange de- 
monstrated how people of all races buy into 
the negative "P.R." regarding each other* 
race, thus maintaning the divisions among 
racial groups. 

it hi FUmmakn Elena rtothtwon and novelist Alice Milker, 

Among Featherson* latest efforts was a 
film. Alice Walker I istOtl "I ''.Spirit, which 
attempted to undo all the negative stcreo- 
lyping directed towards black women. She 
said she found too many iasiances where 
black women were portrayed as "matriar- 
chal, sloppy and sluis," and she "wanted to 
produce a film about a black woman who 
punched holes into those stereotypes." 

She found thai woman in Alice Walker 
Without any filmmaking experience, Fcu- 
therston produced and directed a tribute lo 
this acclaimed novelist who won a Pulitzer 
Prize for 777C Color Purple. 

Featherston touts Walker as one of Ihe 
most influential writers in contemporary 

"Alice Walker says that struggle makes 
people more beautiful. It hones their spirit." 
said Fcatherston. 


According to Fcatherston. the rasl 

See FILMMAKER, back page 

2/ The Guardsman 



Feb. 1-M, I,,, 

Library "chip" thrown 
into political poker game 

By Mark Gleason 

Concerned students and faculty were 
heartened last week by the announcement 
from the Mayor's office that a "deal" was in 
the works that would enable City College to 
acquire development rights over the surplus 
Balboa Reservoir. 

The battle over this site has included 
numerous meetings, three ballot measures 
and never-ending backroom political fights. 

While this recent turn-around finds Art 
Agnos receptive to the future needs of City 
College, the past haggling over a key issue of 
land use in San Francisco calls into question 
the decision-making process of City Hall. 

Affordable housing and quality educa- 
tion are among the major concerns facing 
San Francisco, yet Agnos has spent the past 
five years pitting one side against the other 
in an effort to harvest political hay. 

Until recently, the Mayor supported giv- 
ing the disputed reservoir to a housing 
developer for the sum of S36.000. Now a 
supposedly enlightened Agnos has decided 
that the sites value has increased some 
twenty-fold and is encouraging an exchange 
of millions of dollars of community college 
property so that City College can have a 
usable library. 

Included in this "deal" are inquiries into 
the surrendering of the community colleges 
administrative offices, valued at between $1 
and S2 million. The idea that bureaucrats 
will actually release their offices to other 
bureaucrats so that students might have a 
decent library in which to work seems far- 
fetched at best. 

However, we may be witness to a broader 

Taking his cues from that modern-day 
Machiavelli, Los Angeles Raiders owner Al 
Davis, Art Agnos seems to have discovered 
t hat it is more advantageous to "solve" issues 
by shopping intractable dilemmas around 
the City, pitting one special interest against 

Including re-election, Agnos' political life 
in San Francisco will last another six years. 

For San Franciscans, the issues that circle 
the Balboa Reservoir, housing and educa- 
tion, will be affecting all of us well into the 
next century. 

While a berth in the Capitol or White 
House is considered a winning hand in the 
political poker game, what sort of chips will 
the citizens of this city be left with when this 
gamesmanship is over? 

Parents, violence and 

By Carol Livingston 

David Rothenberg led an ordinary life as 
a six-year-old child. Pictures show a little 
brunette-haired boy, much like any child his 
own age. What his father did was 

He gave his son a sleeping pill and soaked 
his bed with kerosene and torched it. Some- 
how David lived through it. but with a 
terribly disfigured face and emotional scars. 

His father is free now, released recently 
from prison, and he is expected to reside in 
Oakland. He had a prison term of several 
years and is now to be paroled for three 
years. He will wear an electronic locator- 
bracelet and it will cost the state S 18,000 per 

The president of the Alameda County 
Board of Supervisors of Oakland is 

What we need are stongcr laws and better 
legislation given to cases like this. Years ago 
someone started M.A.D.D. as the fight to 
see drunk drivers off the roads and rights 
given to their victims. In the time since the 
initial effort, we have seen national aware- 
ness, new drunk driving laws implemented, 
hundreds of sobriety checks on weekends 
across the country. Its common at parties to 
hear people discuss whats the new drink 
minimum and whos the designated driver 
for the night. 

Ten to 12 years ago that wasn't the case. 

What about the kids and their rights as 
victims? Do they have a voice? Has David's 
voice been heard? He says he fears his dad, 
and sleeps with a b-b gun by his bed. What 
about parents who brutalize their own child- 
ren or others? Can they be treated so lax? 
What kind of awareness would it take to see 
that men or women who harm children in 
such ways never have the same privileges in 
society again? 

Homeless barometer 
going up 


By Mark Gleason 

Last month a poll released by the San 
Francisco Examiner revealed that the 
number one issue concerning local citizens is 
the ever-growing numbers of homeless 
throughout the City. 

On the face of it, this concern seems quite 
natural during the Christmas season, but an 
underlying weariness on the part of San 
Franciscans may also be contributing to the 
homeless issue making the top of the list. 

One does not need to accompany a team 
of experts to measure the homeless crisis in 
San Francisco. A stroll through the canyons 
of downtown S.F on any given night de- 
monstrates the magnitude of the problem. 

While the rest of us sleep comfortably al 
home, the doorways of nearly every shop 
and building in the downtown area are occu- 
pied by families of homeless. 

Speaking as an amateur observer who 
has watched well-occupied corridors of 
makeshift shelters for three years, the 
numbers of people forced to spend the night 
in the freezing winter cold appears to have 
tripled in the last few months. 

Just after the New Year, E V E RY doorway 
for three blocks of downtown S.F. was occu- 

pied by someone with nothing more than 
blankets and cardboard. 

The earthquake exacerbated the prob- 
lem. Many reports have been issued show- 
ing that the hardest hit were those who were 
marginally housed in the first place. 

With the City's neighborhoods and parks 
becoming occupied by an ever growing 
number of homeless, the hardening of hearts 
by residents will also increase. 

This is not to take away from many well- 
intentioned government, church and indi- 
vidual efforts being made throughout the 

Yet, a longer-term goal should be set. 

While the idea of "camps" to corral home- 
less citizens would act only as a dumping 
ground, perhaps buildings run by autonom- 
ous homeless groups could be one answer. 

Centralizing sleeping facilities, skills 
training and substance abuse counseling in 
one location would go much further than 
the present system of sweeping homeless 
people from one neighborhood to another, 
from one government agency to another. 

One thing is for sure. The homeless prob- 
lem will not go away soon, and by doing 
nothing more than shuttling people around 
the city, we are basically doing nothing al all. 



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Financial aid dilemma 
hinders education 

By Edmund Lee 

On a recent news broadcast, CBS s Con- 
nie Chung quoted statistics indicating that 
there is an increasing gap in education 
between whites and minorities. She said that 
this gap was due to a shift in funds from 
financial aid to grants and loans. 

I see this shift in funds as a form of 
discrimination. Those who are talented, but 
lack personal funds to further their educa- 
tional goals, fall through the cracks, while 
the elite are allowed to step upon those less 

People are well aware that education is a 
means to a better future. Without it, they 
may have a more difficult lime trying to 
improve themselves and their lifestyles. 
Having a degree usually means that one is a 
qualified, if not skilled, worker. It also signi- 
fies that one has a better chance at receiving 
better pay. 

A good education is truly a privilege. You 
as a student owe it to yourself to get a good 
education. You also owe it to yourself not to 
be shortchanged on financial aid. If you 
have the desire to continue in college, make 
sure that those behind the counter or desk 
know it. Students are often viewed as just 
numbers or pieces of paper. 

As I see it, the state and federal govern- 
ment have a skewed perspective on who gets 
funding. In California, the U.C. System 
receives the most money since it does the 
most research, followed by the California 
State Universities because they train most of 
our educators. Anything left over — and 
there isn't usually much— goes to the com- 
munity colleges. What our government 
leaders fail to see is that many students gel 
their start at a junior college, such as City 
College, before they go on to a four-year 
academic program. If a majority college 
students attend community college, why not 
give them more funding? I guess our leaders 
in government feel that whatever brings in 
the most money to them is good business. 

City College and other community col- 
leges require plenty of funding. If the state 
expects to run a good educational business 
they would do well to give more money to 
community colleges. By providing more 
funds, facilities can be expanded or 
enhanced. More materials for classroom use 
could be made available fur student use and 
student services could be much more 
improved. Of course, all this requires 
money, which— in City Colleges case il 
doesn't have. 

Our library could use more space and 
materials for students. The science classes 
could be upgraded in terms of equipment 
and available materials. Belter salaries 
could also be offered to attract the best 
instructors. The list goes on. 

City College has a large population of 
minority students who have the desire to 
succeed. Many come to City College 
because they can't afford to go to any other 
college. They also come here because it is a 
great place for students to prepare for a four- 
year university, to gel their act together, or 
whatever. By providing more money, com- 
munity colleges can do belter. This will be 
reflected in increased enrollment in the four- 
year universities. 

If the educational system wants to'look at 
numbers, let them look at the number of 
people enrolled and the number of people 
who graduate. 

Education is a privilege, but it shouldn't 
only go to those privileged few. If such 
discrimination (in funding and who gets it) 
is allowed to continue, those who have the 
skills, but noi ihe money, or those who don't 
get enough money to give more to the stu- 
dents, will lose out and the system will suffer 
a heavy loss. So, students, fight for your 
right for a better education and don't let 
anybody rip you off! 


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Letters to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

I previously wrote to the Guardsman (1 
Dec 1988) recommending anyone possibly 
exposed to AIDS to take the free AIDS 
antibody test. (AAT). I had thought that the 
A AT would be a very useful tool in the fight 
against AIDS. 

Until recently, the belief by the medical 
profession was that in persons exposed to 
AIDS, the AIDS antibody would develop 
and be found in the blood within 6 months; 
within 6 months, the AAT would give a 
positive result by detecting the AIDS anti- 
body in the blood. 

On 15 December "89, The San Francisco 
Examiner (page A- 1 5) reported research 

finding that in some people the AIDS anti- 
body can take up to VA yean after exposmt 
before showing up in the blood. In 
words, the AAT can have the serious flaw 
giving a false-negative result. This 
AAT is still being used to screen blood 

The medical profession has a more aero 
rate test for AIDS, the polymerase chain- 
reaction test, which detects the AIDS vira 
rather than the AIDS antibody. If AIDS 
testing is to be useful in the fight again 
AIDS, an accurate test must be used; con- 
tinued reliance on an inaccurate test, (he 
AAT, provides false security and invito 

Jay Parke 


Photos and text by Edmund Lee 

By Edmund Lee 

Q: Which do you feel is more important, a 
good education or a well-paying job? 

Norman Bustos, 20, Undecided: 

"I think a good paying job is important 
because ihaCs what people are mainly aftet 
Something tRat will keep them happy. Not 
too many people are going to school [these 
days]. There are a lot of people, but there are 
always people who go straight for the jobs." 

Jill Parker, 19, Undecided: 

"Definitely a good education because it^ 
going to make you happy. You can have a 
well-paying job but it doesn't mean that 
youYe going to be happy. Ill be pursuing 
things that I'm interested in." 

1>^, J, 

Jackie Heigle, 28, Photography: 
"I think you need a good education to gel I 
well-paying job, but I think you ought W 
work first before starting school. That WJ 
you'll gel a better idea of what you like to* 
and where you want to work. You Ye a lit* 
more mature that way." 

Clarence Wagoner, 22, Architecture: 

"In terms of what I want to do, 1 try to 
pursue what I intend as my future or at least 
enjoy what I am trying to do. The job pay in 
my field will be fluctuating, so I guess edu- 
cation is important." 

Sara Chute Hsiang, 19, Undecided: 
-A good education. I dont ever "PJ* 
have a well-paying job just so long as I w£ 

Daniel Hollander, 18, Philosophy: tenough to gel by and my interests are ^ 

"I think education is important, bui to live wha « wilhin lha < r,eld - ' m W leam * 

happily a person deciding for themselves lhc learning process." 

must have a good balance, otherwise they 11 

get angry and start resenting whatever 

I hey Ye doing. Or al least have a healthy 

balance of both." 

Feb. 1-14, 1990 


The Guardsman/ 3 

Phi no bv Edmund lei' 

Exclusive women's program expanded; 
services now available to campus men 


PliOlO by Edmund Ijtt 

Left to right Peer advisor Gladys Quijno, counselors Roas Perez and Maria Vasquez, 
peer advisor Mariam Hock. 

Family-oriented services 
aid City College Latinas 

By Diana Spalola 

Latinas are reaching out to each other in 
a family-type effort to offer support to their 
sisters in the recently expanded Latina Ser- 
vice Center ( LSC), which is operating on the 
lower level of the Student Union. 

Counselors Rosa Perez and Maria Vas- 
quez, along with six peer advisors, are offer- 
ing support groups, counseling, and campus 
information for Latinas who are coming to 
City College and are faced with obstacles, be 
it from an outside source or here on campus. 

Concerned with the high drop-out rate. 
Perez organized the Latina Educational 
Support Group in 1986 to help the almost 
1,800 Latina students at City College to stay 
in school. 

We found a lack of social environment for 
Latinas and wanted to form a group of 
women with a strong desire to succeed," said 
Perez. "And we are surely doing so here on 
campus with the help of each other." 

Family always first 

Latinas are women from small villages 
and pueblos from South and Central Amer- 
ica and Mexico. Many are single parents 
who are not American citizens. 

Pdrez said family responsibility always 
comes first in the Latino culture, therefore 
making it a heavy burden for those seeking 

Gladys Quijno, 40, is a full-lime student 
and single mother who found guidance from 
LSC and is now currently working as a part- 
time peer advisor there. 

"When I first came to City College I had 
a hard time finding information in Spanish, 
so my sister suggested 1 come to the center," 
said Quijno. "I met Maria and explained 
how confused 1 was about which classes I 
needed to take, and she gave me direction." 

Now Quijno takes pleasure in helping out 
students that need guidance or help with 
personal problems and can tell them where 
to go for other assistance if they cant solve 
their problems there. 

Maria Vasquez urged Latinas to come in 
and see what LSC had to offer and to pick 
up one of the newsletters, "Nosotras," which 
means "us" in Spanish. 

Perez summed up the meaning of LSC 
with this saying: "When you educate a man, 
you educate an individual; when you edu- 
cate a woman, you educate the family." 

By Suzie Griepenburg 

The Womcn^ Re-Entry to Education 
Program has been redesigned beginning this 
semester to accommodate both men and 
women and expanded into a full-time oper- 
ation, according to coordinator Ronnie 

Renamed the Re-Entry to Education 
Program, this facility uses support groups 
and individualized appointments designed 
to assign and guide students who are com- 
ing to City College for the First lime or are 
returning after a long period of absence. 

Both day and evening students can take 
advantage of this facility with the new hours 
and possibly Saturday depending on 
demand, plus they can now obtain access to 
counseling appointments, which in the past 
had run one to two weeks in advance. 

A growing need for student services 

Dr. Arthur Byrd, Vice President of Stu- 
dent Services, is really excited about the new 
program and feels that with the growing 
need for student services, R.E.P. will create 
new avenues where they can receive help. 

"For several students, coming back to 
school is a very intimidating experience," 
said Owens, "so 1 examine their fears, anxi- 
eties, fantasies, and priorities, and then offer 
guidance to pick out a schedule of classes 
that would fit in with their lives." 

Anticipating the needs and concerns of 
her students. Owens has arranged to have 
several people on the premises offering guid- 
ance and assistance, including four peer 
counselors that have backgrounds in psy- 
chology and social welfare and another 
volunteer who is working on her masters at 
S.F State. 

Getting the program expanded 

To expand the program three-year vet- 
eran Owens and student/ peer counselor 
Jane O'Gallaghcr climbed their way up the 
administrative ladder, in a process that look 
them over a year. 

O "Gallagher look the budget designed by 
Owens through all the necessary channels 
until she received the approval of the Chan- 
cellor. Having benefited from the services of 
W.R.E.P, she fell that a full-lime commit- 
ment at R.E.P. should be implemented. 

After a period of uncertainty in regard to 
the continued existence of the program, 
Owens has created a cenler for students thai 
would provide resources and support in 
envisioning and achieving success. 

REP services 

Re-Entry to Education Program: 
Coordinator Ronnie Owens 
Batmale 3I0A phone 239-3297 
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-7:00 pm 

The center offers several programs, work- 
shops and support groups— all focusing on 
different needs of ihe individual students. It 
is recommended that a student first make an 
appointment with the coordinator in order 
to find the services most suited for that 

Workshops: February 8, Thursday, 1-2 p.m. 
Financial Aid Application 
with individual follow-up. 
February 20. Tuesday, 
2-4 p.m., 5-7 p.m. Goal Setting 
for Success. 

Support Groups: 

Orientations are for new students or pros- 
pective students feeling confused as to what 
Cily College has to offer and how ihey can 
lake advantage of it. Students can get infor- 
mation on everything from the schedule of 
classes and finding their way around cam- 
pus to what services are available to them. 
Scheduled limes for these drop-in groups 
are: Mon. II a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., 

Coordinator Ronnie Owens counseling a student in her office located on the third 
floor of Batmale HalL 

Wed. 2-3 p.m. and Thurs. 4-5 p.m. 

Also on a drop-in basis, the Re-Entry 
Support Groups encourage students to 
come with questions on the different prob- 
lems that they encounter during the semes- 
ter as a new student. With the goal of some 
resolution to their problems, these groups 
meet Wed. from 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m.. and 
Thurs. 5-6 p.m. 

"Success Teams" are more mandatory 
groups which this semester will be offered 
twice for the day students and once for the 
evening. The schedule is not out yet but in 
the R.E.P. office there is a waiting list that 
students can sign. Here the students set out 
goals for themselves at the beginning of the 
semester and then as a group work towards 
achieving their ambitions. 

Time is up for '10-Year' City College student 

LSC information 

Latina Service Center 

Coordinators: Maria Vasquez, Rosa P6rez 

Location: Lower Level of the 

Student Union. 

Office Hours: Mon/Thurs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Tucs/Weds 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Phone: 239-3945 

The center operates on a drop-in basis. 
However, students may also attend one of 
the support groups or workshops. 

Bilingual Financial Aid SAAC workshops: 
Feb. I. 12:30-2 p.m. 
Feb. 7. 12-1:30 p.m. 
Feb. 15, 12:30-2 p.m. 

Latina Educational Support Group: 
Feb. 8 and 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
March 8, 22 and 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
April 26 and May 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Open House Services Fair: Introducing 
Latinas on campus to services specifically 
designed to assist ihcm at City College. Feb. 
22, II a.m.-2p.m. 

"Latinas in Action": A conference thai for 
the third year has featured Latina leadership 
in the community college system. Students 
are welcome to drop in and sign up to go to 
Foster City, March 2 and 3, lo meet profes- 
sional Latinas. 

By Suzie Griepenburg 

"Its going lo take 10 years for you lo 
finish City College at the rale youre going!" 
screamed her father. 

"Well see about that!" she shouted 

In this instance, he happened to be right. 
Ten years, five majors, and 60-odd units 
later, 28-year-old native San Franciscan 
Lauren Cavcrlly just might graduate this 

Having always been proud of the fact that 
she is on the "10-Year Plan" at City College, 
this year she is starting to realize that her 
time is up. She is feeling the pressure to 
graduate and/ or transfer to a university. 

"Ills really difficult to leave this place 
because it has so much to offer," said 
Cavcrlly. "1 never thought it would take me 
this long, but every semester I come back, 
they [City College] have added a new class 

or expanded a progTam that I can't resist." 

Considering herself an authority on sev- 
eral aspects of the third largest community 
college in the nation, she loves to encourage 
new students to take the time to investigate 
all the possibilities that are offered to meet 
their needs. 

General Education requirements have 
been one hurdle Cavcrlly has tried to fulfill 
as creatively as possible- For instance, 
instead of taking the Health Science 33 
class. City College also offers Health 
Science 25— Womens Health Issues, which 
she found far more individualized for her 

"Cily has always been very innovative. 
They've kept up on the needs of the students 
and expectations of society. IVe discovered 
that we were the first college in the nation to 
have a three-unit ethnic studies requirement 
and also a Gay/ Lesbian Studies 

Photography and Dance (Physical Edu- 
cation) were her first two majors at City 
College. At the time, these programs were 
ranked at the top in Northern California. 
But, as Caverlly became "more realistic" of 
her future in the arts, she started thinking 
about the possibility of becoming a travel 
agent. This led her to a third major— Busi- 
ness Transportation. 

Traveling is Caverlly's main interest, 
which she has defended as an "alternative 
education" and also as another reason for 
her lengthy stay at "Phelan University." 

All the information obtained while travel- 
ing to over 20 countries, combined with her 
education, would make her a "killer travel 
agent," but she decided a desk job wasnt 
right for her. So she changed her major once 
again to General Education. 

"It wasnt long before I grew tired of going 
through Cily without a focus, so now I'm 
majoring in Journalism in the hope of 

becoming a free-lance writer." 

When I asked if she had any tips for a new 
student at City College, Caverlly responded 
very enthusiastically. "Take advantage of all 
the services, support programs and guid- 
ance that are offered freely by the caring 
faculty members here." 

She is referring to the different programs 
such as Re-Entry to Education, Career 
Planning, and Student Health Services. 
Students can obtain from a counselor infor- 
mation on these services. 

Another suggestion was to sit down and 
read the catalog of classes cover lo cover and 
take notes on everything thai is of interest 
and on what classes will satisfy require- 

"Hopefully students won't get caught up 
in all the endless opportunities like I did, but 
its like my grandmother always said, 'Edu- 
cation is ihe one thing that nobody can take 
away from you'." 

The Calliope 


Ask Amada 

By Dr. Gerald Amada 

Q: I have a friend who shoplifts. She 
hasnt been caught, but Vm worried about 
her. She doesn't really need or use some of 
the things she steals and, considering her 
decent income, she could easily afford to 
buy the items herself. What's this about? 
A: When a person has a compulsion to 
steal (sometimes referred to as kleptomania) 
thai is not based upon economic circum- 
stances or necessity, it is generally caused by 
an underlying, largely unconscious, psycho- 
logical conflict. Such persons have often 
been denied, or believe they have been 
denied, sufficient supplies of love, affection 
and nurturancc during their childhood 

As a result, they develop intense and 
relentless feelings of vengefulncss. In their 
Unending quest for parental love, persons 
with kleptomaniac tendencies come to 
regard stolen material objects (such as a 
dress or wallet) as substitutes or compensa- 
tions for the affection they allegedly did not 
receive as children. In other words, the 
stores from which such persons steal are 
symbolically viewed as sources of parental 
emotional "goodies," which, since they sup- 
posedly had never been given willingly and 
freely in the first place, must now be stolen. 
To put the unconscious formula into words: 
"If you don't give it to me, 111 lake it." 

The recklessness and abandon with 
which some persons shoplift suggests other 
dynamics as well. First, the recklessness 
may suggest thai some kleptomaniacs, 
although bent on revenge, may also feel 
guilty about their antisocial behavior and 
are acting heedlessly in order to get caught 
and punished. The punishment, in effect, 
would serve not only as an unconscious 

I atonement for their current crimes, but. 
additionally, for their original, symbolic 

"crime" of seeking love from sources lhat 
would not or could not fulfill their deepest 
emotional needs when they were children. 
Second, ihe kleptomaniac^ indiscrimi- 
nate and dangerous behavior may also 
represent, at bottom, a plea for help. 
Because direct appeals for .emotional sup- 
port are viewed with suspicion and fear, due 
perhaps to earlier experiences of emotional 
rejection, the plea for help must be 
expressed in an indirect and disguised 
form— stealing. 

As sometimes happens, the kleptomaniac 
is caught, prosecuted and referred for psy- 
chological counseling. Thus, the need for 
help is finally acknowledged and, hopefully, 

Lets hope your friend gets the psycholog- 
ical help she needs before she gets herself 
into legal difficulties. As a trusted friend, 
you might inform her that psychotherapy 
can be quite helpful in remedying problems 
of compulsive stealing. 
Q: My father and I both suffer from a bad 
temper whenever either of us feels we have 
been wronged. How much of one's temper 
is hereditary and how much is learned? 
A: Studies of newborns suggest that some 
individuals are genetically disposed to being 
more active and excitable than others. How- 
ever, the development of a truly "bad" 
temper is more than likely predominantly 
based upon one\ emotional experiences as a 
child, primarily in relation to those with 
whom the child most closely identifies— 
parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. 

You have mentioned that you and your 
father become especially riled whenever you 
feel lhat you have been wronged. This sug- 
gests that during your formative years you 
probably strongly identified with two char- 
acteristics of his personality (as well as a 
great many others, no doubt). The first is his 
tendency lo magnify both the seriousness of 

the personal injustices and slights he has 
encountered and the extent lo which he has 
been truly injured by those perceived injus- 
tices. The second is his relative lack of 
perspective and resiliency in dealing with 
disappointment and frustration. 

Why, you might ask, would a child iden- 
tify with a personality characteristic of a 
parent lhat is socially undesirable and trou- 
blesome. Well, partly because mosi young 
children, being by nature rather dependent 
and impressionable, grow up admiring and 
emulating their parents quite uncondition- 
ally, and are therefore not in a position to 
clearly distinguish between those of iheir 
parents' personality characteristics that are 
wholesome and those thai are not. 

Unfortunately, it Ls only much later, when 
they are adults, thai many people discovet 
that Ihey have adopted some of the unattrac- 
tive and then unwanted traits of their 

A second explanantion for this problem isj 
the fact that many undesirable traits of 
parents, such as a nasty temper, can be quite 
frightening to a young child. The child, out 
of fear and helplessness, defends itself 
against the onslaught by developing the self- 
same characteristics as the frightening par- 
ent—in this case, a tendency lo lose its 
temper when thwarted. It is often by this 
psychological process, rather than the genes, 
that personality characteristics are transmit- 
ted from generation to generation. 

By the way, the psychological term for this 
particular defense mechanism is "Identifica- 
tion with the Aggressor." 

Any students that have questions for "Ask 
Amada" may submit them lo: Ask Amadal 
TJw Guardsman. Cily College of San Fran- 
cisco, 50 Phelan Awnue, San Francisco, 
Calif. 94112. 

This June 

By Michael Paul Thomas 

Its almost July and still my dreams 
are awkward and about you in some twisted moment. 
Tbnight I will drink with nm pillows under my head. 
1 will talk about you to the ceiling, confess, and write 
the lines of a drunk 

or 1 will whisper and think the words through me 
like a voice sent through a stone bench and 
a listener with an ear at the other end. 
anticipating, a hand cupped over the other ear. 

1 will say it was the rain 

hitting a part of my neck and we ran 

in flashes and laughed like some New York movie 

I saw a couple of years ago, 

thinking we might slop where it was empty in the park 

and letting my knees drop into the mud 

with your hand on that part of my neck. 

Instead you looked at the ri\-er and looked 

at the lightning and laughed, calling it a light show. 

1 slopped, /couldn't bear to listen. 

Not this lime, this June. 

And I will say lhat sorrow is drunk 

and about wanting something 1 can'i have 

when 1 look up asking the same questions over 

again. Regretting having gi\r more information, call 239-3446. 

Back to the academic grind 

Photos by Noah Sulley 


majority of literary work Ls generated by a 
small segment of society— white males. 
Thus causing the rest of us, she said, "to 
define ourselves by who or what we are not." 

The white population tends to lump peo- 
ple of color into groups and speak to them 
about them as a member of a group," said 
Featherston. "When you turn the table and 
speak of them as a group, there is always the 
demand that they be considered as an indi- 
vidual, without extending you that same 
individuality. They are unconscious of the 
fact they ask you to be a spokesperson for a 

"You can't deal with racism without talk- 
ing about real things." 

Featherston currently resides in San 
Francisco. She was bom in the East Bay and 
raised in Richmond and Berkeley. She came 
to San Francisco to attend San Francisco 
State University, where she majored in 
theater and communications. 

Primarily a writer, Featherston is cur- 
rently working on a screenplay, Recently, 
Merlin Stone, author of When God Was a 
Woman and a lecturer herself, convinced 
Featherston to develop a brochure to submit 
to the college lecture network. Featherston 
got involved in the lecture circuit while she 
was working on the Alice Walker film. 
There were few visible black women film- 
makers, and she was called on by a variety of 
elementary schools to speak, as a role 
model, during Black History Week. 

This led to a scries of workshops, semin- 
ars and lectures throughout the nation. 

"I'm certainly not shy, and I'm extraordi- 
narily opinioned, so I don't mind sharing my 
views with people," said Featherston. "I go 
into filmmaking, human sexuality, child 
rearing, with a special emphasis on raising 
multiracial children. There are a lot of mul- 
tiracial children on this planet and we seem 
to want them to fit into one niche or 
another, but the truth is they stand in this 
sort of diversity gap." 


conducted in 1988. One criteria affecting 
this study was a 1988 report by the Western 
Association of Schools and Colleges accred- 
iting team. The school will be visited again 
this year after a two-year lapse. 

There were concerns about the lack of 
specific details on how the district will 
implement the reorganization and which 
positions would be eliminated. 

Members of the Affirmative Action 
Committee also said they did not have ade- 
quate time to study the 52-page report and 
asked for a one-month delay. It was not 

A committee set up by the Board will 
meet again in February with a plan and a 
timetable for the reorganization. 


When asked about being stereotyped her- 
self, Featherston said, "The stereotype that 
sticks in my craw the most is when people 
ask me where I'm from, and they keep 
looking at me strangely, and they say, *you 
dont sound black," or "you don't sound 
black.' I always want to know, what does 
that mean? How can I not talk like I am 
black since I have this black skin? 

"The one I used to like, because this is 
somebody^ way of saying that I looked 
attractive, they'd say I look just like Diana 
Ross. We may both be black and we both 


than 2,000 words; poetry no more than 
100 lines. Author^ name, address and 
telephone number must be on the first 
page of each manuscript. Include a self- 
addressed, stamped envelope. Mail 
material to: City Scriptum, CCSF, 50 
Phclan Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 

Submissions may also be deposited in 
the box located at the campus Library^ 
main desk, or in the envelope outside 
Batmale Hall, 0528. 

City Scriptum is also having a contest, 
which is open to all students. Look for 
detaikls in the next issue of The Guards- 
man. There wil be two separate contests: 
one for a new City Scriptum logo and 
one for the magazine's front cover. 

In honor of Black History Month, a video 
film series of black films will be shown on 
Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 in 
Cloud Hall 247, at 12:30 p.m. 

The film scries is offered in conjunction 
with English 32B, Contemporary Black 
American Fiction, and with the Afro- 
American Studies Department. 

Sounder will be shown on February 6, 
Coming to America on February 13, A 
Raisin in the Sun on February 20, and 
School Daze on February 27. These films, 
which have had good commercial appeal, 
deal with Afro-American experiences that 
cover a broad range of styles, points of view, 
and themes. 

Tim Wolfred, a 10-year veteran of the 
Community College Governing Board, will 
succeed outgoing president Julie Tang. 

Pledging to work for a more responsible 
and better-behaved board, Wolfred was 
unanimously elected recently by the Board. 
Robert Vanmi was also elected as vice- 

Upon being elected, Wolfred said: "There 
arc major challenges ahead of us. The deci- 
sions we make this year will affect and shape 
how we carry forward for many years to 
come; I think weVe up to it." 

may be skinny as toothpicks, but I look "There is an economic racism and cubl 

nothing like Diana Ross! 

"Most recently, when Terence Trent 
D'Arby (British rock singer) was the rage, 
he had braids (as she docs) and 1 was work- 
ing in a straight establishment ... I thought 
he was so cute. This friend of mine gave me 
this picture of him from Rolling Stone and I 
hung it up on my wall and somebody 
thought that it was me! 

"They said, is that you?' and with a 
straight face I sadi, 'Yes,' and this person 
said, i thought so, it was the mouth.' I am 
not kidding!" 

According to Featherston, it is impossible 
to be a member of, and a participant in, a 
very racist culture (where racism has been 
institutionalized socially, as well as legally 
and i our educational system), and not inter- 
nalize those things. 

"WeYe educated by the same groups," she 
said. "We watch the same television shows; 
we are socialized in the same way. So, we are 
susceptible to the same type of brain- 

Added Featherston: "Initially, while folks 
had to brainwash themselves in order to 
justify some of the things they did. You cant 
go in and annihilate a group of people unless 
you believe they are heathens and savages, 
etc. You can't go in and kidnap people from 
their homes and let them die by the thou- 
sands in boat trips to come over to do the 
labor that you don^ want to do and call 
them lazy unless youYe convinced that 
you Ye civilizing them. 

ral racism, and they go hand in hand." 
economic racism is where you say, 'I n 
your land, your property, your labor. 1 
ever, and prepare to do anything in < 
get it. Cultural racism is the second I 

"During the economic racism, 
aren't usually talking about other j 
inferiority. Once that mechanism is : 
action and you need to continue that, ] 
begin the cultural and personal 
where you talk about the culture is infer 
and the people are heathens. People I 
used this type of methodology for over J 

People of color 

Featherston believes this is why | 
color accept stereotypical depictions of a 
another and about themselves. "People « 
color create a hierarchy of color, 
our race and outside of it," she said. ' 
skinned blacks being better than 
skinned blacks; light-skinned HLspanicsb 
ter than dark-skinned Hispanics. 

"We should be focusing our mutual < 
gies on releasing ourselves from inle 
racism overall and fighting racism 
and not be used as pawns in the 
against one another," added Featherston.] 

Currently, Featherston's working on i 
project entitled We Were Not Meant toi 
vive, an eight-part series on AW 
American women writers from slavery J 
the present time. 

Telephone, anyone? 

Vol. 109. No. 2 

City College of San Francisco 

Feb. 22-Mar. 1, 1990 


City College is offering three-week 
tours this summer to Australia and 

The Australian lour will focus on bio- 
logical studies in natural history, ecology 
and the evolution of Australian plants 
and animals. The tour leaves June 23 
and will cost S3.098 for airfare, accom- 
modations, meals, transportation and 
entrance fees. 

The Montreal program will concen- 
trate on conversational French and 
French culture. This tour leaves June 16 
and will cost 51,695, including airfare, 
transportation, accommodations and 

For further information, contact Sue 
Light, at 239-3582. 

The Office of Financial Aid has sche- 
duled a series of workshops on how to 
correctly fill out application forms. 

In February the schedule is as follows: 
Feb. 23. 12-1:30 p.m., Bungalow 213; 
•Feb. 26. 12-1:30 p.m.. Bungalow 213; 
Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.. Student Union, 
Conf. Room; "Feb. 28, 1-2:30 p.m., 
Cloud Hall 229. 

In March, workshops arc: Mar. I, 12- 
1:30 p.m.. Student Union, Conf. Room; 
Mar. 2, 10-11 am., Art Ext. 260; Mar 5. 
2-3:30 p.m.. Bungalow 210; Mar. 7 12- 
:30 p.m.. Bungalow 213; Mar. 8, 12-1:30 
p.m.. Student Union Conf. Room; Mar. 
12. 9-10:30 a.m.. Student Union, Conf. 
Room; Mar. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Cloud Hall 
229; Mar. 15. 10-11:30 a.m.. Student 
Union, Art Gallery; Mar. 20, 12-1:30 
p.m., Student Union. Conf. Room; Mar. 
21, 1-2:30 p.m.. Cloud Hall 229; Mar. 23, 
11-12:30 p.m.. Bungalow 213; Mar. 26. 
12-1:30 p.m.. Bungalow 213: Mar. 28. 10- 
11:30 a.m., Student Union. Conf. Room; 
and Mar. 29, 1-2:30 p.m.. Cloud Hall 

•Workshop in Cantonese; ••Work- 
shop in Vietnamese. 

The San Francisco Hazardous Waste 
Program has launched an advertising 
campaign to alert the public about 
household products that arc highly toxic. 

Waste from these products cannot be 
disposed of in household garbage cans, 
but must go to a special waste collection 
facilities. A simple way to avoid this 
problem is to buy. nontoxic products 

If you would like a list of alternatives 
sent to you home, call 554-4333. 
• » • • • 

The Economic Policy Institute 
released a new report showing that the 
U.S. is far behind other industrial 
nations when it comes to spending on 
elementary and secondary schools. 

This report refutes the Bush adminis- 
tration's claims that the U.S. spends 
more on education than other nations. 
Among the nations topping the U.S. are: 
Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, 
Austria, Switzerland. Japan, Canada, 
Germany. France, the Netherlands, the 
U.K. and Italy. The U.S. ranks 14th 
among the major countries. 

Krdi fie i"f "' of' 1 " controversial Balboa Resenvir. 

Photn by Edmund Lee 

SFCCD's new land swap deal 
offered for Balboa Reservoir 

By Julie Carroll 

In an encouraging exchange of ideas and 
proposals. City College may finally gain 
access to at least one of the controversial 
Balboa Reservoir basins. 

Although an initial proposal suggesting 
swapping City Colleges administrative offi- 
ces located at 33 Gough Street for a Reser- 
voir is deemed "unrealistic" by City Colleges 
Governing Board President Tim Wolfred. 
he feels that other City College land, such as 
a vacant lot at 17th and Folsom, may prove 
to be a more reasonable transaction. 

According to Brad Paul, deputy mayor of 
Housing, the mayor is "perfectly willing and 
receptive to the irjea" of a land swap for the 
Balboa Reservoir on the condition that the 
land being traded is of the same market 

In response to allegations that the mayor 
has been withholding the Balboa Reservoir 
land from the college due to City Colleges 
past endorsement of John Molinari for 
mayor and the colleges opposition over 
housing development on the land, Paul said 
"that is absolutely not true." 

Paul said Mayor Agnos initially inherited 
the housing development deal from Mayor 
Diane Feinstein and the mayors office was 
therefore committed to that deal. 

After the subsequent losses at the polls, 
Paul said the mayor had listened to the voice 
of the people and is. now receptive to City 
College acquiring the land. But the mayor 
will not just give away the land without some 
sort of compensation for the City, he said. 
The mayor truly wants to work out a land- 

Concern grows over fate 
of Diego Rivera mural 

By Julie Carroll 

In what Ls turning out to be a battle for the 
famous Diego Rivera mural currently 
located in City Colleges Little Theater, Alan 
Brooks, chairman of the campus Arts Com- 
mittee, and Michael Ruiz. An Department 
head, have come out strongly for relocating 
the famous artwork to the future library. 
Don Cates, Drama Department head, 
wants the mural to slay in the Little Theatre. 

To begin with, said Brooks, the February 
21 meeting before the San Francisco Arts 
Commission was not to get an okay to move 
the mural— it was to get the okay to deter- 
mine the cost and any damage thai may 

Old tap. decks are temporarily put into aw /.,-. d»« o/m.-m van.hl.sm. 


by Rachel Bender 

Vandalism on campus? On 
February 5. sometime after 2:00 
p.m., vandals struck the Listening 
Center and damaged seven tape 

Whether these decks can be fix- 
ed is uncertain. According to 
Margaret Lanphier of the Listen- 
ing Center. "It may be only nickel 
and dime damage, but the 
students no longer have good 
equipment to use." 

The Listening Center wasn t the 
only place victimized. According 
to City College librarian Annie M. 
Young, the library has continually 

hit center 

PholO by Edmund Ijre 

been vandalized. Machines such as 
mag index and reader printers 
have been damaged. Light fix- 
tures, electrical wiring and 
elevator keyholes have also been 
tampered with. 

On February 16, some books 
were found resting on a light fix- 
ture, which could have resulted in 
a major fire. 

Young said, "The safety of the 
students is the main issue here. If 
there is further damage we may 
have to close the stacks." This 
means that the students will not 
have access to the books without a 
librarian's assistance. 

occur in such a move. Citing that Cates is 
being loo premature in assessing the dam- 
ages. Brooks went on to add that if the move 
would prove to be highly unfeasible or 
create damage to the artwork, the move 
would, of course, be cancelled. 

In response to the backing of Cates by the 
theater and arts communities. Brooks said, 
in his view, the art community and the 
community at large, including members of 
the Latino population, are behind moving 
the mural and giving it the "space and 
recognition it deserves." 

Brooks said that the mural is "buried over 
in the Little Theater" and that the Drama 
Departments record in allowing access to 
view the mural "is not good" He said it is not 
widely known that the theater has the 
famous artwork on display. Even many stu- 
dents of Art History classes, whom he has 
informally polled, were unaware thai City 
College possesses one of the most important 
pieces of artwork the City owns. 

Brooks said Cates has "tunnel vision on 
this one" and "his purpose is self-serving for 
the Drama Department." 

Ruiz also feels the community, including 
th Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is in 
favor of giving the mural more accessibility 
and viewing space. In addition, he said he 
gels calls from people out of state wishing to 
gain access to the mural and that with the 
mural over in the Little Theater, he can not 
give them set times and days to view it. 

Regarding Cates' collecting signatures for 
a petition drive to hold on to the mural, both 
Brooks and Ruiz feel confident thay could 
get many more supporters in favor of 

In defense. Susan Jackson, Drama 
faculty member and director of the colleges 
production of "The Tempest" responded to 
these allegations for Drama Head Cates. 
who was out of town. "We all have our own 
supporters and viewpoints," said Jackson. 
Even though the Arts Commission meeting 
is just to look into the mural relocation, once 
permission has been given the mural will 
probably be moved, and the Drama Depart- 
ment wants to "make sure it slays put and 
(he move doesn't happen." 

Jackson said the mural is not buried in the 
Little Theater and there is adequate space 
for viewing. She added that, if the mural is 
relocated to the new library, classes and 
groups would not be able to come in and 
discuss the mural as freely in a library sel- 
ling as in the theater lobby. 

She also reiterated that the theater lobby 
had been set up and coordinated around the 
mural and that the protection cases and 
viewing levels had been installed to ensure 
adequate safety and accessibility for the 
famous artwork. 

CCSF Journalism Department 


March 14th 


Radio and newspaper sex thcrapbl 

April 18th 


Mayor Agnos' Deputy Pros Secretary 
May 16th 

Editor and Publisher, S F I xaminer 

All lectures are held in Conlan Hall, Room 101, from 12-1 p.m., and an 
free to the public. 

Vote pending 

Teacher-district contract 
negotiations reach accord 

swap deal that would both give the City land 
for affordable housing and give City College 
development of the Reservoir site for its 
expansion— "a win-win situation for San 
Francisco," added Paul. 

Unfortunately for Julia Bergman, faculty 
member of City Colleges main library, this 
win-win situation may be "tragically too late 
for the library. Not too late for the college, 
but too late for the library." 

Bergman has been the strongest advocate 
for the new library to be built on the Balboa 
Reservoir site since 1985, when she volun- 
teered to steer an ad hoc committee to 
determine the fate of the Balboa Reservoir. 
-- AcooMn&to Bergman, "the timing is-all 
too late. If we had been able to proceed in 
the spring of 1988, we would have the library 
by now." She does not support paying a 
nickel more than 536,000 for the site (which 
was the supposed purchase price to the 
housing developer back in 1985) and is 
"pretty disappointed" by the whole ensuing 
battle for the land 

New library 

As construction money has been put aside 
in the state governors budget for the library 
and the architects for the new library are 
raring to go, the library may have to be built 
on its original site, which is north of the 
Student Union where student group bungal- 
ows now stand. The land is not as spacious 
as the reservoir site, and the library will be 
forced to be built up as a tower, she said, 
adding, "Its not a great site, but well take it 
rather than lose our construction money." 

According to Bergman, she has spent "a 
lot of time, energy, soul, personal interest 
and money" in the campaign to acquire the 
reservoir land, but "feels confident that the 
college will acquire the land." 

In the meantime all concerned parties are 
awaiting a report from the Water Depart- 
ment on whether the twin reservoirs are 
needed by the City. If the basins are found to 
be needed by the City, whoever acquires 
development rights and /or air rights must 
go through major site preparation of the 
reservoirs and get the necessary approval 
from the City and County of San Francisco 
regarding the environmental impact on the 
neighborhood surrounding the reservoir 

By Scott Davis 

After an all-day bargaining session on 
Friday, Feb. 9, the negotiating teams for the 
American Federation of Teachers Union 
(AFT Local 2121) and the District reached 
a tentative agreement on all major issues of 
a three-year contract. 

While work remains to review and final- 
ize language on some contract items, the 
way is cleared for beginning the ratification 

On Friday, Feb. 16, the Union's executive 
board will review final contract language 
and formulate its recommendation on ratifi- 
cation to the faculty. The union will set up 
two locations for voting by faculty bargain- 
ing unit members (AFT members and non- 
AFT members may vote; DCC members 
may not)— one at CCSF and the other at 
John Adams Auditorium (providing ade- 
quate staffing is available). 

Proposed agreement 

Complete details of the proposed settle- 
ment and ratification meeting limes and 
locations are being distributed. The outline 
of the agreement is as follows: 

Salary: A two-year agreement including 
a 7 percent across-the-board raise retroac- 
tive to fall semester 1989; a 7.4 percent 

Student clubs 
host multi-cultural 

By Brigid A. Kelly 

A "Multi-Cultural Festival" will be 
held February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m.. in either the Student Union or 
Ham Plaza at City College to focus on 
the Campus" ethnic diversity. 

The semi-annual festival, spon- 
sored by the Student Council, will in- 
clude many campus cultural 
organizations. There's still time for 
the organizations to sign up and so 
far La Raza Unida and International 
Students Club along with a few 
others have already put bids on their 
space near the Student Union. All of 
the ethnic organizations were invited 
to a meeting to see if they wanted to 
be involved in the festival. 

According to Dean of Student Ac- 
tivities Vester Flanagan, the festival 
will include tables filled with a 
multitude of different ethnic foods, 
beverages, and literature in order to 
showcase aspects of their ethnic 

The "Multi-Cultural Festival" 
started years ago, was recently resur- 
rected for the second time in order to 
give students an opportunity to ex- 
hibit their cultural wealth, said 

The organizations involved get 
some financial backing from the Stu- 
dent Council, but if more money is are 
needed the organizations must find a 
sponsor or raise the funds 

The whole revival of this "Multi- 
Cultural Festival" will hopefully pro- 
mote students of ethnic diversity to 
participate in the event and have a 
whirlwind effect in involving others 
as well, added Flanagan. 

For more information, call Majeed 
Salfiti at 239-3108. 

across-the-board raise effective fall semester 
1990. An additional raise up to 2 percent 
cffeciive Jan. 1991 contingent upon imple- 
mentation of a plan to increase revenues/ 
reduce expenditures to be decided upon by a 
joint AFT/ District Committee. Salary 
reopeners for 1991-92. 

Fringe Benefits: No changes except for 
dental plan. Beginning July I, 1990, part- 
timers moved to full-time ( 100 percent) den- 
tal plan. Basic and prosihodontic calendar 
year limits increased from Sl.000 to S2.000 
and lifetime orthodontic limit doubled to 
SI, 500. District agrees to work with Union 
on proposal to Health Service System lo 
allow "buy-in" rights for ineligible part- 
timers into medical plan. 

Upgrading: Preference for additional 
part-time hours or for full-lime positions for 
in-District employees affirmed with right lo 
arbitrate violations. Upon adoption of Affir- 
mative Action Pain, affirmative action hir- 
ing supersedes first consideration for in- 
District employees. Either parly may 
initiate reopener negotiations pending 
development of hiring procedures by Dis- 
trict and Senates. 

Sabbaticals: Status quo except two-year 
phase-in of change to year-in-advance 
application for all sabbaticals. 

Flex Calendar In Centers, four flex days 
for 1990-91. At College, no flex next year, 
but will renegotiate for 1991-92. Academic 
calendar for 1990-91 will be distributed 

Part-Time Faculty: District to work with 
Union to compile a computer data bank of 
information on part-time faculty including 
semesters of service, pay step, disciplines, 
etc. District to work out notification proce- 
dures for available part-time hours in Cen- 
ters Division. 

No Strike: Union agrees to a limited no 
strike clause. Maintains rights lo strike on 
salary reopener in third year of contract. No 
restriction on sympathy strike. District to 
withdraw unfair labor practice charge 
again I 'nibli from November 8 walkout 
District agrees to reduce l* days pay dock- 
ing of CCSF instructors to '/< day (about 
one hour). 

Union Rights: All rights maintained (no 
reprisal, grievance procedure, etc.). Release 
time increased from 1.0 lo 1.5 FTE after AB 
1725 release lime is exhausted. District to 
share cost of copying contract. 

Evaluation: Current contract with reop- 
eners to coincide with implementation. 


AFT/ Local 21 Executive Secretary 
Chris Hanso said, "We think it's a fair agree- 
ment and at this point we are set to finalize 
the details on March 8th. We are content 
with the districts upgradign of the part-time 
and full-time teachers' salaries." 

According lo Hanso, salary parity and 
part-time teacher pay were the main issues. 

He added: "The district was very opposed 
to these issues, yet they relinquished their 
position and acted in good faith in resolving 
these critical matters. We still are not up to 
par with other Bay Area districts, but with 
the ratification of the retroactive salary 
increases to begin next fall, were noi that far 

Ronald Lee, dean of Personnel Relj- 
tions/ Administrative Services at City Col- 
lege, said, "I think that its great that weVe 
reached a fair agreement with the district 
because after all, the students would have 
been the big losers if the strike had 

Is City College prepared for the next quake? 

by Carol Bringazi 

City College of San Francisco sur- 
vived the Quake of 1989 with no ma- 
jor damage, but according to some 
campus officials, the best thing to 
consult in an emergency is the 
telephone directory. 

According to Dr. John Finn, 
Associate Director of Facilities and 
Planning, there is an emergency plan 
for students and staff that's in accor- 
dance with the Fire Department and 
the City and County. "We already 
have a system, but we are reviewing 
it and possibly refining it." 

Herb Naylor, Director of Engineer- 
ing, said that during an emergency a 
key element is flexibility. "The 
keynote is flexibility and the ability 
to get people going in the same direc- 

When the earthquake hit, Naylor 
was in his office at Conlan Hall, along 
with Gloria Barcojo. the college's Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, and President 
Willis Kirk. Within minutes, campus 
officials alerted the Fire Department 
and James Keenan of Buildings and 
Grounds had his staff checking gas 
pipes for leaks and major structural 

Barcojo said two campus police of- 
ficers blocked the comer of Phelan 
and Geneva with police cars minutes 
after the first jolt to alert students 
who were just coming out of their 
classes to go home. 

"Parents started calling the cam- 
pus operator," said Barcojo. "At first 
we thought the phone lines were 
totally out, but they were only 
overloaded. Possibly some lines were 
out, but not all." 

When it was determined that only 
the pay telephones were working, 
students were directed to pay phones 
in and around Conlan Hall, m 

Naylor said there's risk involved 
with any emergency situation, but 
with staff commitment, any disaster 
could turn out mostly error free. "If 
you're in an emergency... it isn't clear 
and precise even with the 10 Com- 

He added, "What can you devise? 
What plan can you devise? There's 
always a bit of risk (in an emergency 
situation). Several people can step 
forward and make it go rignt...a 
leader who will take it and persuade 
people to go the right way." 

Finn, who is on the Safety Commit- 

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WMUr oci n m 

i ampui bulletin board aliru nudenii about m 
classes fitlhwing the quake 

tee, said there are First Aid cabinets 
in every building on campus. These 
portable First Aid cabinets havehung 
on the walls at City College for a 
number of years. In fact, Finn has 

See QUAKE, page 6 

2 /The Guardsman 



United We Stand 
By Laurie Monies 

Life here at City College isn\ completely 
divorced from life all over the whole world. 
The struggle to figure out how to live in 
harmony in the regions of Azerbaijan and 
Armenia in the Soviet Union is the same 
question wc faced on our campus when we 
found revolting graffiti on the bulletin board 
at the Black Student Union. 

I don't believe in the seemingly innocent 
theory of the "Great American Melting Pot 
of Cultures." We arenl pieces of cheese and 
broccoli for a fondue or slew. We arc each 
beautiful, unique, complicated people, with 
interesting heritages and customs that we 
bring to everything we do: a style we deliver 
when we speak out in class, write a paper, 
dance, play sports or organize our weekend 

But nor do I subscribe to the separatist 
idea (hat we can align ourselves into little 
groups and cliques and achieve any kind of 
social, economic or political power— here on 
campus or anywhere. 

Time to get together 

* ^* 

> w 

Individuals naturally gather with folks 
they arc comfortable with, but let's not con- 
fuse that with lacking a sense of humanity 
and sister/ brotherhood for all the various 
shapes, sizes and hues that we are. 

For example, a fellow student got into a 
big hassle over a parking space in the Big 
Pit. When she came back to her car, she 
found all four tires had been slashed. And in 
a dance class, two students got into a brawl 
over the selection of friends based on the 
skin color of (he people involved. 

WeVe got to DO something to start show- 
ing each other our "true colors"— the color 
of UNITY. Wc have a much larger enemy to 
fight than each other wc arc going to have 
to go out there armed with our degrees and 
change a society on the brink of nuclear 

WeVe got to disarm the planet and clean 
up the ecological mess that the transnational 
corporations arc so callously dumping on 
us. That's a tall order and no single ethnic 

group, race, religious sect or gender can do it 
alone. It will take all of us together to affect 
i his kind of change. 

When 1 walk around our campus, I see an 
ocean of beautiful faces and hear a sym- 
phony of beautiful languages: yes, a "melt- 
ing pot" of ethnic beauty, but with each 
individual deserving of respect and the right 
to our personal preferences and a right to a 
life with dignity. 

Maybe we should start a "Campaign for 
Unity," wear a button or a rainbow-colored 
ribbon to show that we are for an end to 
racism on campus. We students have a spe- 
cial responsibility and can set an example to 
people everywhere, including the Soviet 
Union, that here in the "land of the free and 
the home of the brave," we. too, fight for 
freedom with bravery, by openly demanding 
a campus and a world free of small-minded 
bigotry, where we can hang out and study in 
peace and with goodwill toward all. 

The precarious nature 
of a student's life 

By Edmund Lee 

Time is a commodity which we greatly 
value these days. We all complain— I com- 
plain—that there is never enough time to get 
things done or to have fun. Where has lime 

In a society such as ours today, the pres- 
sure placed upon us to succeed and stay 
head in the rat race is taking a heavy toll. I 
see and hear general dissatisfaction with the 
way life is wherever I go. Students complain 
about classes and homework; adults com- 
plain about their jobs and bills. 

Of course, life is not limited only to 

There are increasing signs of hyperten- 
sion, ulcers, headaches, and, most impor- 
tantly, depression. These silent and insidious 
monsters of harried lifestyles creep into peo- 
ple's lives and have (in some cases) irrevoca- 
bly wrecked them. Couples break up, 
individuals break down, families falter. This 
is all a result of our trying to do too many 
things at once and not having enough time 
to devote to any one activity. 

From personal experience, 1 have fell the 
pressure to succeed since my youth. For 
most of my life I went to school even during 
the summer months. 

Honestly, there was not a time that I recall 

that a day of my life was not occupied with 
school. I would go to public school on the 
weekdays and then Chinese school on 
Saturdays. I never had time to grow up as a 
kid the natural way. 

As a result, I lost time for my youth in the 
pressure to succeed. By the time I left for 
college at UC Santa Cruz, I went there 
without the proper preparation necessary as 
a child. 

Again, this was a result of being pres- 
sured to succeed. I was not prepared to deal 
with the ensuing academic and social rigors 
required of a university student. 

I took 22 units one quarter and was 
stretched so thin I couldn't give adequate 
study time to any one class. Consequently, I 
failed most of my courses and later tried to 
commit suicide. 

Why am I telling you this? Many students 
feel that they are expected to succeed in 
everything while a majority of the time they 
fail or do poorly in their endeavors. Succeed- 
ing and doing well are two entirely different 

While it is important to succeed, we must 
do well in order to succeed. And to do well 
means that wc need to have time to do 
things right. If we do not do well in whatever 

task that is set before us, how are we 
expected to feel good about ourselves and 
succeed? A large part of the process is men- 
tal, the rest is physical. 

In my previous Campus Query, I asked 
students which was more important: a good 
education or a well-paying job? It is at this 
impasse that we lose time trying to do both 
and do both equally well. 

For some it is possible, yet impossible for 
others. I found it impossible while I was at 
UC Santa Cruz. 

In addition to my overloaded academic 
schedule, I also worked on weekends. This 
subtracted my total study time and the 
result— well, you can figure it out. 

Back to lime.. .if you want to have time 
to do the things you want (or activities that 
please you) you must prioritize matter and 
further divide them into workable blocks. If 
you try to do it all in one fell swoop, you 
wont do it well and you'll feel the worse for 

Time may seem elusive, and feeling good 
as well, but one need to make the time for it 
as it doesn't just happen. Time may work for 
or against you. The choice is ultimately 
yours. Use it wisely; you just might feel good 
in the long run. 

Freedom to choose 


By S. Sabourin 

If you are given a choice: do you want 
chocolate ice cream, or would you prefer 
strawberry? Chocolate? Enjoy! 

Now I ask you some other lime whether 
you would like some strawberry ice cream. 
"Dont you have any chocolate?" you ask 
me. No, there's no more chocolate ice cream. 
You politely say, "No, thank you," and I ask 
your friend Joe if he would care for any. He 

In the first case, you are given a choice: 
you were asked to make a decision on one of 
two possibilities (chocolate or strawberry ice 
cream). In the second example, you were 
also given a choice: to cat or not to eat a 
serving of strawberry ice cream. In both 
instances, you had the freedom to choose 
i he decision which best suited your needs 
(or, in this case, your wants). 

1 do realize that the sweet, cool treat has 
virtually nothing to do with the issue of 
abortion, and this is how I want to make a 
point. When debating abortion, there are 
two sides, two basic opinions that have been 
formed. If you believe in pro-life, then you 
would (most likely) prefer that abortion be 
outlawed. In contrast, freedom to choose 
"yea" or "nay" for yourself is more of a 
priority to those who are on the pro-choice 

It is possible, of course, to be "on both 
sides," with one opinion of democratic free- 
dom—to choose to have or not to have an 

abortion performed, similarly being able to 
decide to have chocolate ice cream and not 
have strawberry ice cream. Naturally, once 
the choice was removed, (there^ no more 
chocolate), you still had the freedom to 
accept or reject the second choice (straw- 
berry). You could also have the opinion that 
abortion is morally wrong, but you'd want 
the opportunity lo consider changing your 
mind if the need ever arose. 

If the law is changed and abortions are 
again made illegal, then your choice will 
have been taken away: you cannot choose to 
accept or reject the procedure. You may not 
have a choice: there is no strawberry ice 
cream available in case you change your 

There are many cases in which a woman's 
and her family's opinions can be changed in 
the event of an unwanted pregnancy. One 
such case would be that of conception 
through rape. Another example Ls that of 
parents-to-be who know that their child 
would be severely handicapped. 

When abortion is kept legal, women have 
the freedom to choose a procedure available 
from professional surgeons in a safe, sterile 
environment. Those who oppose the surgery 
also have reason to exercise their freedom of 
speech against the operation. However, 
these people would not be satisfied if the law 
were turned around. After a period of time 
had passed, those who opposed legal abor- 

tions now would move their campaign to 
pressure the government lo do something 
about the procedures being performed 
"under the table," in the "black market." 
These operations would be taking the lives 
thai they believe in (those of the felus) as 
well as risking the lives of women who 
choose to have an abortion. 

It is beneficial, then, to have abortions as 
a legal alternative. It isn't only those who 
choose lo take advantage of the opportunity, 
bul those who oppose the idea of the proce- 
dure as well. If you are pro-life, then your 
rights to speak out against abortions are still 
there to act upon; you also have the alterna- 
tive available to re-think your position, in 
case you want to change your mind. You 
also know that, despite your opposition, the 
operation is available to the public, in a safe, 
sterile environment and is performed by 
doctors who know whal theyYe doing; the 
women who have abortions have a lower 
risk of being injured. 

And to relieve all the stress thai this 
thinking has caused you, go out and treat 
yourself to a chocolate sundae. Dont 
forget— you do have the freedom to choose 
strawberry if you prefer, or not to have any 
ice cream, or to have a milk shake instead, or 
perhaps you'd like a banana split, or a pint 
of triple mint chocolate fudge with peanut 
butter.. . 

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By Chris Painter 

Well, the Oscar nominations are out and 
as usual the Academy of Motion Picture 
Arts and Sciences has made some dubious 
choices. How these voters come up with 
their selections remains a mystery to me. 

For the second year in a row, the year's 
best movie was not even nominated. Last 
year, IV/w Framed Roger Rabbit got 
snubbed, this year it was Do Tlie Right 
Thing. How can anyone honestly think that 
Field of Dreams and Dead Poet's Society 
arc both better movies than Right Thing] 

Every movie buff has opinions on who 
they think the honors should go to, and I am 
no different. Of course, not being a member 
of the Academy, I have no voice in the 
matter. Bul that wont stop me from indulg- 
ing myself i and selecting my own 

Here, then, are my picks of the five most 
deserving recognition in the top six Oscar 

1. Do The Right Tiling 

2. sex, lies and videotape 

3. Glory 

4. My Left Foot 

5. Henry V 

Comments: Spike Leels Right Tiling was 
undoubtedly the best movie of the ycarfof 
several years, in fact). Everything— the writ- 
ing, the acting, the direction, the photo- 
graphy—was first-rate. 

The other four selections happen to fall in 
two distinctly different categories. Glory 
and Henry V are both big productions with 
impressive cinematography and graphic 
battle scenes. Left Foot and sex are small- 
scale, intimate films that rely on powerful 
scripts and inspired direction. All were 
expertly done. 


1. Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot 

2. Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July 

3. Morgan Freeman, Driving Miss Daisy 

4. James Spader, sex,, lies and videotape 

5. Sean Pcnn, Casualties of War 
Comments: Day-Lewis and Cruise were 

both remarkable as handicapped men 
struggling against society, Il • a close call, 
but I'd have to give the nod lo Day-Lewis. 
Freeman was delightful as an uneducated 
chauffeur, Penn was frightful as a brutal 
soldier in Vietnam, and Spader insightful as 
a too-honesl lonelyheart with a sexual hang- 


1. Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy 

2. Michelle PfeilTer, 77k- Fabulous Baker 

3. Andie McDowell, sex, lies and videotape 

4. Isabelle Adjani, Camille Claudel 

5. Meg Ryan. When Harry Met Sally.. . 

Letters to the Editor 

"The Guardsman is looking for a 
few good persons." Although varia- 
tions of this theme go out every issue, 
few answer the call. The fault may lie 
with an overworked and constantly 
changing staff, one which mirriors 
the local student body as a whole. 

You, the reader, have a chance once 
again to streach your imagination 
and vent your spleen in the largest 
circulated organ on campus. One that 
is devoted to giving you a voice in 
your academic career. 

Comments and criticism 
We are looking for letters from you 
that describle the good, bad and the 
ugly that makes up your life here at 
City College. 

Through the trudge of fall and spr- 
ing, what keeps you going? What are 
your delights, remembrances and 
benefits of being a student here? 

What would you like to see changed 
here at City? What impediments have 
been put in your way? Where have 
the failures occured? 

Squeaky wheel 
Some groups and events on campus 
get over-played, while others remain 
unsung. Although The Guardsman 
staff prides itself on long tentacles, 
we can't be everywhere. Let us know 
through your letters about someone 
here at City who hasn't received the 
recognition they deserve. 

Students are often criticized for 
their lack of participation. As a 
group, they don't register to vote and 
they remain apathetic to many of the 
issues of the day. What do you, the in- 
dividual reader, think of those 
charges? Are you truely the mindless 
droid that you are made out to be? 

Send us your thoughts, and the rest 
of City College will lend you their ear. 
Address your letters to: Letters to 
the Editor The Guardsman 
Bungalow 209 City College of San 
Francisco S.F. 94122 

Comments: The hardest pari in picking 
the Best Actors was reducing it lo only five 
names. Mall Dillon, Jack Lemmon and 
Kenneth Branagh were near misses. 

The problem in the Best Actress category 
is coming up with five worthy of nominat- 
ing. There were several good performances, 
bul only Tandy, Pfeiffer and McDowell gave 
excellent ones. 


1. Spike Lee, Do Vie Right Thing 

2. Kenneth Branagh, Henry V 

3. Edward Zwick. Glory 

4. Jim Sheridan, My Left Foot 

5. Danny DeVilo, War of the Roses 
Comments: Lee possesses all the skills 

you could ask for in a director and he 
demonstrates them all in Right Thing. Bra- 
naugh and Sheridan, as first-time directors. 

showed remarkable skill, as did Zwick W| 
television's thirty something). DeVilo s»| 
prised everyone with an entrant at 
hilarious and sobering. 


1. Brenda Frickert, My Left Foot 

2. Laura San Giacarlo. sex, lies  
use our energy to create positive ideas- Qn 


J Bo 
S.T.K. plans to do a West Coast lour* ing 

after their first album is released. They* 
travel to Seattle. Portland, Los Aug* 
San Diego and the Bay Area. 

In order to be a success in the bus* i u 
marketing the group is as crucial »' wj j 
music itself. Graham had this to say wj 
marketing S.T.K.; "After we cut theirf' 
hit. Tlie Hunt in March, we will send* 
single to record pools across the \MstQJ 
Tlie record pools will evaluate the *> 
grade ii on a scale, and then give it air* 
If the general public likes what it hears, up 
the song will cam more and more air 
In the end if all goes well, record store 
put in orders for the release.' 

DJ Assasin added: "If you figure 
there are over 30,000 record stores alo*| 
the West Coast and they order a miruW 
of five albums apiece, then youre loouw 
250,000 singles sold at a couple of doD* 
piece— that* S500.000 for ju.st one *«* 
And to think that that is only it* w 

The sky is the limit for S.T.K. righioj 
but thousands of groups have madel ' i '° 
jucture that they've reached now. A cow 
nation of hard work, along wilh » 
breaks here and there, could give ll* 






the Stepping stones needed in order to 
the plateau they hope to attain in uW 


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p e b 22-Mor. 1. 1990 


The Guardsman / S 

City College football 
heroes move on 

Photo /'' Gregory Shore 

Rams roll past DVC to 
top off regular season 

After leading the GGC in all-purpose running last season, Rodney Clement* wilt be play- 
ing for Oregon State this fall 

By Evelio Areas 

Gone, bul nol forgoilen, arc cerlain 
members of last yearns football squad who 

Starting next fall will be attending four-year 
niversities on football scholarships. 

A total of four players have signed so far, 
and more signings are expected to occur 
between now and May when the major 
universities begin spring football practice to 
prepare for next season. 

One of these players is defensive back Ray 
[Bowles. The Rams' head coach George 
Rush referred to him as an "enormous 
talent." Bowles received an honorable men- 
tion in the Golden Gate Conference (GGC) 
as a linebacker his first year. This year he 
uji moved Lo corner- back where he was 
named to the All Conference first team. He 
[will be attending San Jose State University 
khis fall. 

Charles Taylor, a product of Saint Igna- 
tius here in the City, was a wide receiver up 
until the first game of this season, when he 
was moved to comerback. He made second 
team defense for the GGC. 

Coach Rush thinks he is a very bright 
Btudenl. With that in mind, Taylor chose 
[Vanderbili University in Nashville, Tn., 
[known as the Harvard of the South. 

Easy to coach 

Vemon CGilvie was referred to as "an 
easy to coach" player by Coach Rush. A 
blayer of the year when he was a senior in 
high school, O'Gilvie achieved moderate 
success at running back as a freshman. 

His second year he was moved to line- 
weker where he was honorable mention in 
the conference. He has decided to attend the 
University of Pacific this fall. 

Oregon bound 

Finally, there's the very talented Rodney 
Clcmente who led the league in all purpose 
running with a net yardage of 1225 and 8 

Clemenle accomplished those numbers in 
spite of missing one full game and part of 
another. Coach Rush thinks he* a fun kid to 
work with and praises his hard working 
habits. Clemente was among the leaders in 
just about every offensive category in the 

He was second in rushing with 662 yds., 
seventh in receiving with 394 yds. and 
second in scoring with 50 points, earning 
htm a spot on the All Conference second 

He chose Oregon State University 
(OSU). Clemente a class of "87 graduate of 
Galileo High School in San Francisco did 
not come to City College right out of high 
school. He went lo University of Nevada at 
Reno, a move he regrets because of the lack 
of playing time he received there and the fact 
that he never got the chance to start. 

The following year he transferred here to 
City where he started right away, eventually 
earning his scholarship to OSU. 

"It feels great, it* one of the things 1 
wanted to do right out of high school." 
Rodney said, referring to his scholarship. 
"I'm glad because OSU was my first choice." 

Clemente* advice to young players start- 
ing their college foorball career, "To stick 
with it.. .as hard as it may seem. Even if 
they push you hard, work even harder and 
take everything they give you." 

With that thought in mind we would like 
to wish every one of these players the best of 
luck and hopefully they'll make the most out 
of their scholarships. 

Hopes are high 
for tournament 

By John Williamson 

Ok, so maybe the City College Rams 
were a little frustrated and looking for some- 
one to take it out on. And maybe the Diablo 
Valley College (DVC) Vikings were just 
unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place 
at the wrong lime. Bui the bottom line was 
that the Rams thrashed the helpless Vikings 
last Friday, by a score of 73-54. 

flic Rams' frustration came from the 
learnt two previous games, both heart- 
breaking overtime losses: first a 78-76 nail- 
biter at home against Chabot, and then an 
86-80 loss at West Valley. So when the last 
place Vikings came calling at City College* 
South Gymnasium, the Rams were in no 
mood to fool around. 

The victory ended the Rams' regular sea- 
son, giving them a 4-4 conference record 
and an impressive 21-11 record overall. 

Needed momentum 

Most importantly, however, is the fact 
that the win gives the City College cagcrs a 
shot of ever-important momemtum going 
into the Nor-Cal tournament, which begins 
this weekend. 

"It* good to get a win," said Rams' Head 
Coach Harold Brown. "Because 'tough' is an 
understatement for the last two losses. They 
were devastating — the way we lost them. 
Bul now well be in the tournament. Everyb- 
ody* 0-0 in wins and losses. It's a new 

Commenting on the two tough losses, 
Rams star forward Delvon Anderson said, 
"It* always discouraging to lose games like 
that, you know, the close ones. Bul you just 
keep going and you have lo work that much 

And in spite of the lopsided score, if the 
DVC Vikings accomplished anything Fri- 
day night, they certainly made the Rams 
work hard. DVC ran a snooze-inducing slow 
down offense the whole game, using most of 
the 45-second clock every time down the 
floor— testing both the Rams' discipline and 
their patience. 

Inspiring hustle 

Anderson* patience ran out with nine 
minutes gone in the second half, when he 
was ejected for his involvement in a bncf 
shoving match. Although the DVC player 
seemed to have taken the first shot, the 
referee only saw Anderson* retaliation. 

Although Anderson went to the bench 
with 15 points under his belt, the Rams 
hardly missed him because teammate 
Patrick Davis was in the middle of putting 
together a monster second hgalf. Having 
scored only two points by intermission, 
Davis pumped in 16 second half points to 
lead the Rams with 18 for the game. 

"Patrick played well," Brown said. "WeYe 
going to need that kind of production from 
him down the stretch. We can't win with just 
Delvon scoring and doing all the work." 

Another good effort was turned in by 
reserve Sean Joyce. Coming off the bench, 
Joyce scored 10 points, but really made his 
mark with some good old-fashioned scrap- 
ing defense: lying up a jump ball with some 
inspiring hustle, and making a couple of 
steals, one of which he took coast lo coast 
for an electrifying rim-rattling jam. 

Outstanding team defense spurred the Rams on to a season ending victory on Friday nighL 

As a team, the Rams played good 
defense, forcing 20 turnovers. Coach Brown 
praised his team* effort saying, "I wish we 
"could have turned it up a little more (tempo- 
wise). Bul it* hard, they hold the ball so 
long, and they want you to chase ihem. It 
lakes a lot of discipline to chase people for 
that long, and the kids did well." 

Do it again 

Now that the regular season schedule is 
finished. Coach Brown and his troops can 
turn their attention towards the tourna- 
ment. And although their 4-4 conference 
record may be a little disappointing consid- 
ering their 3-1 start, it's no reason to count 
them out of postseason contention. 

The Rams have to look only as far back 
as last year to find a source of inspiration. A 
year ago the Rams finished with an identical 
4-4. record .and wound up advancing all the 
way to the state semifinals. 

This is a fact that is not lost on Coach 
Brown and he makes sure thai it isnl lost on 
his players either. "I tell the kids about that 
every day. And I tell them we could do it 
again. But it* going to lake a lot of hard 
work and dedication and a lot of them 
learning from their mistakes. They cant 
duplicate mistakes." 

One fact that is sometimes lost among the 
team* success this season is the fact that 
Coach Brown is himself a freshman of sorts. 
So what has the first year coach learned over 
the last 32 games? 

"Every tick on the clock is precious," said 
Brown with a grin. "You can't take any 
second of a basketball game for granted." 

Well, his team has played well enough lo 
earn at least one more game, and thai* at 
least 2,400 more seconds of basketball thai 
Brown has to worry about. And, that's a 
problem he* looking forward lo. 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

Photo by Edmund Lee 

The champ is Buster, but the sport is a bust 

Sean Joyce (40) takes the ball coast-to-coast for a slam against DVC 

John Williamson/Commentary 

You may nol know this, bul a few weeks 
Jgo, the World Wrestling Federation 
(WWF) began hyping a nationally televised 
match between Hulk Hogan and the Macho 
King, Randy Savage (hisss), featuring spe- 
cial guest referee Iron Mike Tyson. 

In light of the recent three ring circus put 
on by Tyson, promoter Don King, and two 
of boxing* sanctioning bodies, the World 
Boxing Council ( WBC) and the World Box- 
ing Association (WBA). it seems only fitting 
thai boxing should be affiliating itself with 
pro-wrestling. After all, the WWF is a big 
bucks business; and if boxing continues in 
its present course, their credibility factors 
will be aboul equal. 

As it is. 1 expect to tune into HBO* next 
televised title light and find Jesse "the body" 
Ventura and Vina McMahon announcing 
the action. 

No respect 

By now, you may have figured out that 
I'm noi really thrilled at the way the WBA 
and WBC handled the result of the recent 
bout between James "Busier" Douglas and 
Tyson. Douglas did what no human being 
had ever done to the undefeated Tyson. 
Douglas spent nine rounds rearranging 
Tyson* face so that he bore a striking 
resemblance lo Quasimodo; then, in the 
tenth, dropped him to the canvas like a sack 
of wei cement 

These arc the moments that make sports 
great. If the person or team that was sup- 
posed to win always did, things would get 
pretty dull. But few things in the world of 
sports are more exhilarating than watching 
1 'he underdog, given no chance, overcome 
adversity and doubt to beat the champ. 

Douglas did this. He came out of 
nowhere to give an arrogant champion his 
comeuppance. Let* pat him on the back. 
Let* sing his praises. And for God* sake, 
give him the belt. 

Instead, what followed the fight was a 
travesty. The WBC and WBA treated Dou- 
glas like Rodney Dangerfield. 

The travesty 

The controversy stemmed from an eighth 
round knockdown of Douglas by Tyson. 
The Tyson camp claimed that the referee 
delayed the start of his count, thereby giving 
Douglas a couple of extra seconds lo gel up. 
On these grounds, Tyson and his promoter, 
Don King, lodged an official protest. 

To its credit, boxing* third ruling body, 
the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 
disregarded the smoke screen and imme- 
diately named Douglas its champion. But 
i he WBC and WBA, in a spineless display of 
wimpetude, knuckled under lo King* influ- 
ence and suspended Douglas' title pending 
further review. 

Fust when something had finally hap- 
pened lo breathe life into this stagnant 
sport, the guys in the suits still managed lo 
come off looking like a bunch of sleazy 
mafiosos silting in a smoky room nol believ- 
ing that their guy didn't win. And leading 
the charge was Don King. 

A couple of days after the fight. King 
appeared on television newscasts. Wearing a 
fur coal and climbing into a limo, he was 
saying, "We just want what* fair. That* 
what this country is all aboul. fairness." 
ftah, right Don. 

Bui we should forgive a bil of flag-waving 
from King. After all, he is living proof thai 
in this country, any man, regardless of race 
or hairstyle, can accumulate a vulgar 
amount of wealth and make a public ass out 
of himself just as well as Donald Trump. 

At any rate, after a few days, the Powers 
That Be at both the WBC and the WBA 
realized that to salvage any amount of pub- 
lic respect, they had no choice bul to recog- 
nize Douglas as the champ. Any other 
decision would have resulted in a major 
public outcry. The fans realized that Dou- 
glas did what he was supposed to do. that is, 
get up before the referee says, "ten." If the ref 
did indeed start counting a bit late, you can* 
punish the fighter for that. 

What* fair 

Now that the right thing seems to have 
been done, let* go back lo this idea of 

Negotiations have already begun for a 
rematch, Tyson-Douglas II, sometime in 
June. Let me (ell ya. Don, thai aint fair. 
Only now, the loser is a guy by the name of 
Evander Hollyfield, the number one ranked 
heavyweight contender. 

If you really want fair, here* what should 

Tyson lost, and like any other pug. he 
should have lo go back and cam another 
title shot. When the Oakland A* lost the 'SB 
World Series to an inferior Dodger team, 
nobody said. "Well. youYe really the best 
team, so well just go ahead and invite you 
back to next year* series." The A* had to go 
back and earn the right to redeem 

Hollyfield has earned the shot at the title. 
If wcYc talking about fairness here, let him 
take it. Let Douglas defend his title against 
the number one challenger. In the mean- 
time, Tyson can beat up on an opponent or 
two and then fight the winner. 

Of course it won* hnppen this way. In a 
conflict between fairness and money, I'm 
sure Don King will be happy to tell you 
which will win. There's a ton of money to be 
made from a Tyson-Douglas rematch; and 
all those greenbacks would go straight down 
the toilet if Hollyfield were to beat Douglas. 
And most people think he would. 

There's no doubt that professional boxing 
is in big trouble. Where once the sport 
offered up classic battles between the likes of 
Mohamad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and 
(the young) George Foreman, it now consid- 
ers a battle between the aged, rotund Fore- 
man (yes, the same one) and a never-was 
like Gerry Cooncy lo be a lop of the line 

Many people, including popular sports 
journalist, Frank Deford, believe that box- 
ing should be abolished for humanitarian 
reasons. While it is unlikely that this will 
ever happen, Deford and friends can take 
heart in the fact that boxing seems quite 
intent on committing suicide by turning 
itself into a loony caricature of a sport. 

So why nol explore a merging of the 
world of boxing and professional wrestling? 
Just think of the possible match-ups. Maybe 
Hulk Hogan would lake on Mike Tyson 

I can already picture it. Backstage before 
ihe match, the Hulksier, foaming at the 
mouth, flexing and glistening, yells into 
Mean| Gene's microphone, "OK, Tyson, 
whatcha gonna dooooo, when Ihe *4 inch 
pythons run wild on youuuuu!!!!! 

Sports Calendar 


Wed.-Sat., Feb. 21-24, San Mateo Tournament at San Mateo 

Tuesday, Feb. 27, Laney at Balboa Park, 2:30 

Thursday, Mar. 1, Chabot at Balboa Park, 2 JO 

Saturday, Mar. 3, Diablo Valley at Concord, 11:00 

Tuesday, Mar. 6, San Jose City at Balboa Park, 2:30 


Men* Tennis 

Friday, Feb. 23, Chabot al Chabot, 2:00 

Monday, Feb. 26, Santa Rosa at CCSF, 2:00 

Thursday, Mar. 1, West Vallc) at CCSF, 2:00 

Thursday, Mar. 8, Canada al Canada. 2:00 

Women's Tennis 

Thursday. Feb. 22, Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa, 2:00 

Wednesday, Feb. 28, Foothill ut CCSF, 2:00 

Tuesday, Mar. 6. San Mateo at CCSF, 2:00 

Track and Field 

Friday, Feb. 24, Time Trials at Sacramento City College, 2:00 

Saturday, Mar. 3. Conference Relays at West Valley College, 9:30 a.m. 

Women's Softball 

Thursday, Feb. 22. Cabrillo at Cabrillo, 3 JO 

Wednesday, Feb. 28, Skyline ut CCSF, 2:30 (DH) 

Thursday, Mur. 1, College of Marin at Marin, 3:15 

Tuesday, Mar. 6, San Jose Cit> ut San Jose, 3:00 

6 /The Guardsman 


City College offers an array of 
scholarships. The following is a 
partial list. 

for Hispanic women with 
demonstrated leadership and com- 
munity/civic involvement. Two 
$500 awards to continuing com- 
munity college students. Two 
$1,000 awards to students who 
will be juniors or seniors in the 
Fall of 1990. Deadline must be 
post marked by March 10. Ap- 
plications are available in the 
Scholarship Office, Batemale Hall, 
Room 366. 

is for disabled students wishing to 
pursue higher education at an ac- 
credited educational institution 
licensed vocational school. Award 
is $2,000 per year for a total of four 
years. Deadline is March 15. Ap- 
plications are available in the 
Scholarship Office, Batemale Hall, 
Room 366. 

for students who are Swiss Na- 
tionals or of Swiss nationality. 
Award are several scholarships. 
Deadline is May 15. Applications 
are available at the Swiss 
Benevolent Society, C/O Swiss 
Consulate General, 456 Mon- 
tgomery Street Suite 1500, San 
Francisco, CA. 94104-1234. 

students in the textile field. One 
$375 award to further personal 
word as a weaver of textile artist 
or to help carry out a research of 
educational project. Deadline is 
before May 1. Applications are 
available at the Golden Gate 
Weavers Guild, C/O Scholarship 
Committee, 17 Via Las Cruces, 
Orinda, CA. 94563. 

City College adopts 
a sister college 

By Julie Carroll 

After a donation of $1,031 from Pennsyl- 
vania's Reading Area Community College 
to assist City College students after the '89 
Quake, the City College Board of Governors 
recently approved a resolution designating 
Reading as its first official Sister College. 

Saying the whole incident started with a 
Pennsylvania student "watching the news of 
the quake and wanting to do something for 
City College students," City College Presi- 
dent Willis Kirk, who initialed the resolu- 
tion after receiving the check, has accepted 
Readings invitation to speak at their June, 
1990 graduation ceremonies. 

Wishing to show an official token of City 
College's appreciation for the donation, Dr. 
Kirk submitted the resolution to the 
Governing Board and Reading became an 
official sister college, according to Dwain 
Hanson, City Colleges public relations 

Helping hand 

The check for $1,031 was sent to the 
Student Council, which distributed the 
money through the Book Loan Program to 
students who indicated need arising from 
quake damage. Vesler Flanagan, dean of 
Student Activities, said that "rather than 
giving out money last semester when the 
earthquake happened, we thought it would 
be better to help out students affected by the 
quake this semester." 

Accompanying the check was also a 
videotape from Reading, which has 2,075 
students, showing how the money was raised 
from a pie-throwing contest in which Read- 
ing students would bid a certain amount of 
money to throw a pie at someone. Reading 
President Dr. Gust Zogassaid, "all in all, the 
students had a lot of fun, but there was also 
a note of seriousness in it," adding, "I'm just 
very pleased with our students— it was a 
nice gesture that came totally from the 

Experts see big changes 
in S.F.'s growth pattern 

College-wide effort 

Feb. 22-Mar. 



By Greg Urquiaga 

The gap between the rich and poor will 
widen as the middle-class deteriorates and 
there will no longer be a white majority in 
California, according to panelists at a recent 
symposium on San Franciscos future. 

The symposium, which took place Febru- 
ary 15 at San Francisco State University, 
focused on current growth trends and how 
they will affect the Bay Area and California 
in the "90s. Most panelists agreed that the 
Bay Area was unprepared for the influx of 
immigrants or for a shrinking middle-class. 

Fred Dorcy, of the Bay Area Economic 
Forum, said, "jobs arc becoming more spe- 
cialized, and the blue collar jobs are disap- 
pearing—leaving these workers stuck in a 
job market where entry levels are withering." 
This situation is the result of industry not 
locating in the Bay Area, added Dorey. 

Dorey and John Jacobs, another panelist 
of the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, agreed that without the middle-class, 
who act as a buffer between the poor and the 
rich, tensions will rise between the two 

Changing demographics 

Steve Levy, the director of Continuing 
Demographic Trends of Palo Alto, said, 
"the ^s will bring the Bay Area one million 
more people," and he added, "four out of five 
Californians will be cither Asian or 

According to Levy, people of the Bay 
Area and California are not "at peace" with 
the idea of a million more people coming 
here or the idea that four out of five Califor- 
nians will be Asian or Hispanic. The influx 
of immigrants, according to Levy, is due to 

Photo by Daniel Gonzales 

Martin Paley of San Franciscans Seeking Con- 
sensus addresses the future ofS.F. 

our favorable immigration policies. 

"We arenl prepared for this because we 
donl want to listen to our destinies," Levy 
said. "There will be no majority race in 
California any more, and we must face our 
destiny. The region must utilize these people 
coming in." 


The panelists all agreed that in the Ws 
Bay Area cities need to cooperate instead of 
competing against one another. 

"If we can cooperate as well as compete, 
we'll be okay," said Martin Paley of San 
Franciscans Seeking Consensus. 

On a hopeful note, Levy added, "the "90s 
will be a decade for the environment and 
there will be continued economic growth in 
the region." 

KIMMEL cont'd- 

"Our sound is a little bass heavy, and 
when he docs a lead it cuts through every- 
thing. Theyre totally tonal, not like Iron 
Maiden, 'I can play faster than you.' I think 
theyre really tasteful." 

Livingston is a talented, light drummer 
who lives in Tahoe and plays in his fathers 
jazz band. 

Kimmel and Livingston share most of the 
song writing, with Kimmel writing about 40 
percent of the songs. 


Their sound ranges from the Minutemen 
to Hendrix to reggae. Their songs range 
from the political "Mechanix (Folly)," about 
the media affecting the election process by 
misrepresenting the public's opinion, to 
"You Too," about a friend of Kimmel's who 
died of a heroin overdose, to a song about 
hypocrisy, "The Bomb." 

"Joe has a song called 'Your Eyes,' which 
is about his son," says Kimmel. "Theyre 
pretty much socio-political lyrics. Were not 
singing about Satan." 

As for the future of the band, we'd like to 
do all the things bands want to do: record, 
tour, get our picture in Cream," he laughs. 
Kimmel would like to have a record within 
a year. 

"We have about 30 songs, and were 
always writing new ones, so the old songs 
slip into the back of our set. It would be nice 
to have the old songs documented so well 
never forget them. So far, all we have is T- 

The other hat Kimmel wears is that of an 
aspiring writer. When he was growing up he 
says his mother told him he was a good 

"I guess it was subliminally implanted, 
but City College is what inspired me to 

He started here as a music student, but 
didn't feel that what he was learning would 
apply to his bass playing, so he switched to 
creative writing "much to the chagrin of my 


"I'm on the six-year plan. If I'm lucky," he 

Kimmel has taken two semesters of writ- 
ing classes, is taking a poetry class and has 
been working on the City Scriptum for three 

"I had a story published in the first issue, 
which Is my first published story," he says. 

As a staff member of the City Scriptum 
he judges, along with several other staff 
members, which submissions get published 
by the magazine. 

"This semester we have the biggest staff 
weVe ever had," he says enthusiastically. 

"Were not super-slick or anything; were 
not masters of literature," he asserts about 
himself and his fellow staff. He describes his 
editorial process as "if I like it, if it hits home, 
if it has some sort of universal theme that I 
think other people will like, good." 

"Also, if I don't understand it, I tend to 
like it because its above me and it s going to 
reach somebody. If I dont understand it, it 
just means it wasn't intended for me." 

With studying writing and playing music, 
kimmel feels he has "found my niche." 

"There's not enough hours in the day to 
party now. I look back and I could be done 
with college, have my B. A. Now I'm ready to 
fit into the mainstream society," he grins. 

QUAKE cont'd- 

designed a sign for each of the 
cabinets, stating: "In case of an 
emergency, the following have First 
Aid," with an arrow pointing to the 
First Aid cabinet. Finn also said all 
classrooms have a sign that states, 
"In case of fire..." and then describes 
what to do. As of October 1989, 20 
signs had been made, said Finn. 


According to Finn and Naylor, the 
centers work together with the City 
and County of San Francisco. "Stu- 
dent Health is too small to handle all 
of City College in case of a big 

emergency. We rely on the City and 
County of San Francisco." 

Despite fiscal shortages, the school 
district continues to have structural 
engineers check on buildings. "For 
two months following the earth- 
quake, we kept rechecking the 
buildings," Naylor said. 

Added Finn: "The students are our 
responsibility. We should do all we 
can to make it safe for them." 

Since the Quake, flashlights have 
been more readily available to cam- 
pus personnel. The campus police 
already have flashlights, but 
everyone is encouraged to get one, 
said Finn. 

Deluxe telephone system 
revolutionizes the campus 

By Gregory Urquiaga 

City College is stepping out of the Stone 
Age past and into the future 21st Century 
when it comes to telephone technology. 

In mid-December, 1989, the college 
began changing over from a rotary pulse 
system to a touch-tone Ccntrex System, 
compliments of Pacific Bell. 

This conversion is one of the largest chan- 
geovers in California, and fit] is going well," 
said Herb Naylor, technical advisor to City 
College President Willis Kirk. 

Pacific Bell is financing the changeover 
because the old pulse system, rotary dial, is 
slow and outdated, and because touch-lone 
will enable the company to increase its ser- 
vice speed, capabilities, and revenues. This 
conversion also allows City College to 
expand when it is needed. 

"The new system is like the old system, 
except it s touch-tone," said Naylor. 

Fiscal responsibility 

City College will not be financially 
responsible for the new system until the end 
of February when the system is expected to 
be completed. After February, City College 
must pay for any further repairs, changeov- 
crs, or system expansions. 

"City College has been waiting for the 
touch-tone system for 10 years," said Naylor. 

City College did not get the system sooner 
because funds were not available and there 
were other repair maintenance priorities, 
said Naylor. 

Naylor asked the faculty to "be patient" 
because there were unforeseen problems 
with the changeover. The pulse equipment 
belongs to AT&T, and since PacificJkll has 
replaced AT&T with its phone system and 
equipment. Pacific Bell did not know what 
AT&T had in each office. 

With this unforeseen problem. Pacific 
Bell personnel had to go from office to office 
to sec what equipment was ncededf— ]Not 
all offices were accessible, leaving some 
without the touch-tone system. 

Some problems 

The faculty has had problems operating 
the new telephones since the instruction 
books are not completed yet. 

Therese Poydessus, English Department 
secretary, said, "I'm not sure its better than 
the old system because I cant work this yet." 
But Poydessus "expects the new system to be 
great once the bugs are ironed out." 

Added Naylor, "The new system is 
expected to be debugged by the end of 
February." The repair work is taking a little 
longer to do because the work is done on a 
"batch basis," an accumulation of repair 
work, since this method is more cost- 


Voice Mail 

In late May, voice mail, a com _ 
answering system located in a Pacific 
office, is expected to replace the 
answering machines. 

Also, at the end of summer 1990, 
registration will be tested," said Naylot 
program made possible by the loucbJ 
system would enable students to re»l 
over the phone, but this program ttill2 
to wait until the funds are available. 

"Since the touch-tone costs less, «t 
hoping that these savings can go into 
improvements on the new system," 


Affirmative Action programs 
under attack 

Two class action lawsuits filed in 
January charge that affirmative action 
programs have made some job appli- 
cants victim of reverse Discrimination 
keeping tenured slots open for qualified 
minority applicants who don't apply, 
while bypassing qualified white 

Affirmative action plans at the San 
Francisco Unified School District and 
the Community College District are 
targeted in the lawsuit 

Some critics say the districts are hir- 
ing and promoting non-white teachers 
without thought to skills, qualifications 
and seniority, in order to accomplish 
balance between minority students and 
faculty members. One issue is the use of 
non-tenured part-time teachers. Some of 
them feel they should have been hired 
with tenure, thus avoiding a district 
search for candidates beyond the part- 
time pooL 

The Board of Education passed an af- 
firmative action plan in August 1988 for 
the San Francisco Unified School 
District calling for an increase by 40 per- 
cent the number of minority teachers 
over the next five years in order to 
match the ethnicity of student body. 

The Community College Governing 
Board is finishing its own plan to make 
a similar match between its faculty and 
student body. Both bodies say it is im- 
portant to increase the number of 
minority faculty members in order to 
provide positive role models for 
students of color. 

The San Francisco College District 
(SFCC) faculty is nearly 40 percent 
minority, while the student body is 63 
percent minority. 

"What they are doing is equating the 
two percentages as having some sort of 
rational basis in fact," says Robert Gye- 
mant, lawyer for both groups of 
teachers. "But that has never, ever been 

considered legal by the Supreme Court" 


Officials from both districts think the 
lawsuits are unfounded. 

"We don't terminate teachers to 
achieve integration," said Rod Hong, 
personnel director for the school district 
"We achieve this through retirement 
and attrition. We make appointments 
and hires based upon subject need and 
seniority. If there are two applicants 
with equal qualifications, then we will 
take the one that meets our affirmative 
action plan." 

One SFCC official says he finds M 
Moult to understand the 

"There are no facts brought outioi 
lawsuit no transactions, no dates," i 
Legal Counsel Jim Seely. "It loobi 
they've just taken allegations d| 
general nature and ran off and I 
them as a lawsuit." 

Ron Lee, dean of City College's f 
sonel relations, said, "Without ! 
(the lawsuit), it's hard to know whtfi 
the remedies. They are alleging a 
thing..jt's hard to speculate." 

Community College District drafts 
new Affirmative Action plan 

By Laura Rodby 

The San Francisco Community College 
District has just drafted a new affirmative 
action/staff diversity plan. 

The original plan, adopted in 1976, has 
not yet been updated though legislative 
mandates at the state and federal levels 
require several changes to be made to the 
plan. Title V of the California Administra- 
tive Code, for example, specifies that such 
updates must be made in order for the 
district to receive state aid. 

The plan is being updated and revised, for 
more than just legal reasons and financial 
reasons. The Board itself recognizes that 
staff diversity in the academic environment 
fosters cultural awareness, mutual under- 
standing, respect, harmony and creativity, 
while providing necessary role models for all 

Changing times 

The whole updating process began two 
years ago, as it requires a long period of time 
to collect the necessary data, said Governing 
Board President Julie Tang. "Times have 

changed since 1976 — so have 
Although we hope to receive the moajl 
would also like to see our plan up-todB 

According to Tang, the Board musa 
into account projected vacancy rates i 
positions, retirement, outside opp 

The community college system hall 
known to recruit and employ higher f 
tages of ethnic minorities than do | 
districts. Tang cited the urban env 
with its many training grounds as oneil 
major reasons. 

Based on current data, which ares 
lected by a computer service and the pe 
nel office, the district will have to waM 
or four more weeks. More information*, 
be needed for the data to be a| 

"After we have all the information »j 
will be able to develop flexible goahl 
timetables," said Julie Tang. 

The staff is presently hired from an e 

cally mixed pool, but is chosen sokrjj 
individual merit. 

Students urged 
against campus 

How to discourage a car thief 

A thief who wants your car badly 
enough can probably get it. 

However, there are some things yo can 
do to discourage thieves, especially if 
they have several prospects to choose 

Whenever you park your car 

Remove the keys from the ignition. 
(NATB says that 17 percent of cars stolen 
have the owners' keys in them.) 

Roll up and secure all windows. 

Lock tempting packages and valua- 
bles in trunk. 

Avoid parking on dimly lit streets. 

Don't leave parking receipts in car. 

Lock your car. 

Take your keys. 

Be very cautious about giving your car 
keys to anyone. 

It's a good idea to have your complete 
VIN written down somewhere handy so 
that it can be reported quickly if your car 
is stolen. 

Don't leave a key hidden on the out- 
side of the vehicle; thieves know where to 
look for these. 

to guard 
car thefts 

Discourage professional thieves who 
might try to tow your car away; turn the 
front wheels sharply, place the car in 
"Park," and lock the steering wheel. 

Several anti-theft devices are available 
to discourage car thieves, such as alarm 
systems and hidden switches that inter- 
rupt the cart electrical or fuel systems. 

One relatively inexpensive device is a 
steering wheel lock. This is a strong, 
case-hardened bar lock which fits 
around the brake pedal and the steering 
wheel so that the car cannot be steered. 
The lock is almost impossible to remove 
without a cutting torch and would 
encourage a thief to look elsewhere, 
unless he has a tow truck handy. 

The NATB recommends putting a 
secret brand on your car. so that you can 
identify it if the VIN has been removed. 
Some suggestions: Etch the VIN in sev- 
eral hard-to-find spots. Hide your busi- 
ness cards or address labels in some 
hidden place in the car. 

One final note: the more theft- 
resistant your car, the more difficult it is 
for you to get into it if you misplace your 
keys. Always carry a spare. 


Number of vehicles reported stolen In San Francisco In December. 

Campus Calendar 

Career Development 

Students who are interested in finding 
summer jobs should attend the Career 
Development and Placements 
workshop, March 14. 11 a.m. For 
more information, call 239-3117. 

Art A La Carte 

A look at food in art history, March 
14, 12-1 p.m., VA-114. 

Writing Lab 

Students needing help with writing 
skills can drop into the Writing Lab, 
Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, 8 
a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 
2 p.m.. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., & 
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lab is 
located at the Study Center, C332. 

Summer Programs 
Brochures for all educational summer 
programs can be obtained from Sue 
Light, call 239-3582. 

Lallna Services 
Located in the lower level of 
Student Union, the Latina S«" 
Center is now open Monday-lM 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., & Tu 
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
more information, coll 239-394J- 

l-'llm Showing 

"Imitation of Life," February < 

6:30-10 p.m./Tucsday. VA114 * » 

5:30 p.m. & 6:30-10 p.m./Wedn«* 



Free prologues of the up 
production of "Hapgood," Frt 
March 9, 5:30 p.m.. New Slug* " 
Theatre. 420 Mason. The Im«« 
Invalid" will be presented M«n* 
5:30 p.m.. the Palace of 
ArtsThcatre. Bay & Lyon Streets. 




Vol. 109, No. 3 

City College of San Francisco 

March 12-22, 1990 


A 28-ycar-old City College 
student was seriously injuricd on 
March 9 after being struck by a hit 
and run driver while crossing Phclan 
Ave. near Judson St. 

Diane Huang was hit by a primer 
grey Chevy or Charger traveling 35 
miles per hour at about 12:22 p.m., 
said witnesses. 

"I saw her legs fly up in the air 
and then she fell off to the side of 
the car," said City College student 
David Wong. "The guy didn't even 
put on his brakes; he pegged her 
then he drove about 100 yards up 
Phelan Ave and then he decided to 
turn around and see what he had 
done or something because he then 
sped by the lady who was laying in 
the street. That's when I got the 
icense plate number and a good 
description of the car." 

Princella Johnson and Derrick 
Chan also witnessed the hit and run 
accident and reported that the man 
driving the grey car was a young 
black man between the ages of 18 to 
24. They also reported seeing a 
grey pitbull in the backseat of the 

Because of increasing controversy 
over the possible relocation of City 
College's Diego Rivera mural, the San 
Francisco Arts Commission decided 
at its March 5 meeting to further study 
the proposal before endorsing any re- 

The "Pan American Unity" mural 
became the subject of recent contro- 
versy after the college's art committee 
asked the commission to look into the 
possibility of moving the mural to an, 
as yet unbuilt, campus library. The 
mural is currently located in the Little 
Theatre lobby. 

Drama department officials were 
angered by the proposal to move the 
mural and are trying to stop relocation 

The Governor's Office has an- 
nounced that there will be a S450 mil- 
lion bond issue for public higher educa- 
tion on the June 5 ballot. No ballot 
number has yet been assigned. Report- 
edly, the bond will provide funds for 
equipment and 93 construction proj- 
ects throughout the community col- 
lege system. 

See NEW DIGEST, page 6 

No Class 
March 16 

Staff Development 

What controversy? 

A i one nme. the faculty threatened 10 strike. 

Faculty approve contract; 
wages, benefits improved 

By Mark Gleason 

The San Francisco Community Col- 
lege District (SFCCD) faculty has ap- 
proved a three-year contract that in- 
cludes an immediate retroactive pay 
raise and improvements in benefits for 
part-time faculty. 

The 265-23 ratification vole, a total 
that excludes 21 challenged ballots, 
was held at City College and at the 
John Adams campus. 

"It's a good contract," said Michael 
Hulbcrt, president of the American 
Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 
2121, the bargaining agent for the 
campus faculty. 

"It's 7 percent retroactive for "89, 
'90, and 7.4 percent for next year," 
added Hulberl. "It will mean we have 
three straight years of 7 percent and 
above, and that's good." 

Part-time faculty will also receive 
improved benefits with the new agree- 

"Part-timers will receive 100 percent 
dental benefits in July and a new 
salary schedule that includes a new 
sixth-step and seventh-step." Hulberl 


An eight-month extension of the old 
contract hovered over tense negotia- 
tions, which included charges and 
countercharges of unfairness and mis- 

A key stumbling block was the de- 
mand by teachers that pay increases 
attempt to reach parity with other Bay 
Area community colleges. 

"The important thing is that the 
district has recognized and has put 
into the contract, that they want our 
salaries to exceed the median in the 
Bay Area," Hulbcrt said. 

Good morale 

Hulbcrt was pleased with the morale 
of the teachers throughout the difficul- 
ties of last semester's extended con- 

"I think the low-vote turnout re- 
flects that everyone was sure that it 
was going to pass." 

Hulbcrt added: "The important 
thing is that the faculty remained 
strong and united throughout the nc- 

He also said the large number of 
teachers who tumed-oul for the strike- 
sanction vote in January better re- 
flected the resolve of the faculty. 

Nation's colleges face increase 
in student disciplinary actions 

Photo by E dmund l ee 

By Julie Carroll 

Over the last several years. City Col- 
lege and campuses throughout the nation 
have been faced with an increasing num- 
ber of disruptive students, according to 
Dr. Gerald Amada, co-director of City 
College's mental health program. 

According to Amada. "predictably, a 
disproportionately large number of dis- 
ruptive students are seriously emotionally 
disturbed." He cites several reasons for 
the burgeoning numbers of such students 
now attending colleges and universities: 

( 1 ) Legislative changes that have helped 
to retain and treat psychiatric patients in 
iheir local communities (for example, in 
California during the past 20 years, the 
state's mental hospitals have depopulated 
from a patient caseload of 37,000 to 

(2) Advances in the use of psycho- 
Iropic medications with which to stabilize 
psychiatric patients in local, non-institu- 
tional sellings; and 

(3) The well structured, culturally rich 
and hospitable qualities of the college 
campus itself that attract most students 
including those with psychiatric disa- 

"In its broadest and most generic usage, 
the term disruption applies to behavior 
that persistently interferes with the aca- 
demic and administrative activities of the 
campus," said Amada. 

"Specific forms of disruptive behavior 
thai commonly result in the administra- 
tive imposition of discipline are the ver- 
bal abuse of college personnel, physical 
threats or assaults upon othen>, the Willful 
damaging of college property, the misuse 
of drugs or alcohol on college premises, 
and the inordinate inappropriate demands 
of students for lime and attention from 
faculty and staff." 

As student population grows, SO do campus problem*. 

College action 
To deal with disruptive students, Amada 
feels sirongly that a college needs to set 
up .i spet iIk sei of "well defined and pub- 
licized codes and procedures governing 
student conduct." And then, simply, if a 
student acts out or exhibits disruptive 
behavior, the behavior is punished or 
penalized and nol the reasons or origin of 
the destructive behavior. 

Too many colleges rely on psycho- 
logical evaluations and psychotherapy as 
.i a, iv of dealing with disruptive beha- 
vior." said Amada, and this procedure is 
very likely illegal ami discriminatory as 
it, in essence, is excluding these students 
"because of their alleged mental or psy- 
chiatric disability " 


English department says ESL 
exit exam is a non-issue 

By Julie Carroll 

The charge that the English as a Sec- 
ond Language (ESL) Final Composition 
Exam is discriminatory against non-Eng- 
lish-speaking City College students will 
go before (he bipartite committee on gra- 
duation requirements on March 7 to deter- 
mine whether the issue is indeed one that 
should be handled outside the ESL/Eng- 
lish department. 

Mary Thurber, ESL department chair, 
says there is no issue because ESL curric- 
ulum committee members recently voted 
to include a final composition course as 
part of the ESL academic curriculum and 
that one of the most vocal opponents, 
faculty member Jack Collins, has stirred 
up emotions and media attention to cre- 
ate a controversy where there is none. 

In response to charges that the lesi is 
"traumatizing" to the students, Thurber 
says all students feel a bit uncomfortable 
about their final and worry about the 
effect on their grade, but the "teacher 
decides whether a student passes, not the 
composition final." 

She said the curriculum committee has 
the freedom to choose its own academic 
outline and (he committee runs as a 
democracy with majority rule. She said 
the committee has tried to address Col- 
lins' objections. After three votes on 
whether to continue the final, a majority 
has voted three times to keep it. 

"How else can you evaluate 15 sec- 
tions of one course to make sure that all 
the sections arc at the same level?" Thur- 
ber asked. She said (he curriculum com- 
mittee, made up of all the ESL instruc- 
tors, instituted a course outline, a selec- 
tion of books for the course and a final 

According to Thurber, the curriculum 
committee suggested that the exam count 
as 20 percent of the student's grade. In 
response to (he criticism that the exam is 
held in different rooms and students are 
traumatized by (his, she said that in order 
to have all the sections take the same test 
they must use a larger room. 

Thurber said (he committee did con- 
sider Collins' charges thai checking pic- 
ture IDs and having proctors who are nol 
the students' regular teachers were psy- 

PholO by Edmund Lee 

The Bi-partite Comm'atee on Graduation Requirements discusses whether to take up the ESL 

exit exam issue. 

Campus committee refers 
ESL exit exam to A.S. 

By Eric Sinclair 

Refusing to act on the controversy- 
ridden ESL exit exam, the Bi-partite 
Committee on Graduation Requirements 
has instead recommended the issue be 
taken to the Academic Senate. 

The vote, on March 7, came after a 
30-minutc discussion on whether the 
committee, whose primary concern is 
ensuring that City College courses 
meet graduation requirements, should 
hear the case. The Bi-partite Commit- 
tee ruled the issue was not within their 

Committee member Dick Bloomer 
said, "It is merely an exit test; it 

doesn't affect graduation requirements." 
English instructor Jack Collins has 
charged that the ESL exit exam is dis- 
criminatory and unfair to students 
whose primary language is nol English 
because it is used to determine the fi- 
nal grade. 

The exam must be taken by all ESL 
composition students at the end of 
each semester and it can represent 20 
percent of a student's final grade. 
However, according to the English de- 
partment (he ultimate decision regard- 
ing the course grade is in the hands of 
the instructor; an ESL exit exam score 
is not a major factor. 

chologically intimidating lo the students. 
The committee subsequently voted to by- 
pass ID checks, and now the students' 
instructors hand out the exam. 


Collins, an ESL instructor, as well as 
department head of gay and lesbian stu- 
dies, has been active in trying to elimi- 

na(e (he exam "It's a good sampling 
mechanism. bu( is inappropriate as a final 
exam," he said. He is happy (hai (he ESL 
department recognized the psychological 
aspects dial dchuniani/cJ the ^udents. 
However, he is unhappy (hut ihe depari- 
incni refuses (o address (he discrimina- 
tion aspect of Ihe test 

See ESL, page 6 

Like a hunting license 

Parking stickers offer no guarantees 

By Angie Cuda and Mark Gleason 

As gulls circle (he air and fog rolls over 
(he asphalt lip of the Balboa Reservoir, 
cars hurriedly exit the Phelan Avenue 
gate of Ihe Cily College student parking 
lot, with the appropriate red access slick- 
er glued to ihe right side of each wind- 

Bui classes have nol been let out early 
this day. 

It's 8:50 in the morning. 

This morning, and EVERY other morn- 
ing, this scenario of musical parking stalls 
is played out on the siark blacktop across 
from the campus proper. 

It is a lesson in physics, economics and 
sociology all rolled into one. Some frus- 
trated drivers would like to receive three 
units for their daily effort. 


"It's difficult finding parking early in 
Ihe morning," said Sheila Kelly, as she 
pointed lo ihe parking slicker in the car 

"I usually gel here about 1 5 minutes to 
nine. If you come around five lo nine, 
there won't be any parking," Kelly said. 

"I know how lo deal with it. The early 
bird gels the worm. If I get here late. I feel 
real bad. I have to hustle up and down the 
streets looking for parking," she said. 

Students like Kelly who pay for park- 
ing slickers so that they can have access 
to the lot feel angry when ihcy can'l find 
a spot Some return from class to find a 
ticket from Campus Police because they've 
moored Iheir car in a spot not designated 
for parking. 

Hunting license? 

Thai's just too bad, according to Dean 
Vcstcr Flanagan. 

"The parking permits are a 'hunting 
license' with no guarantee of parking," 
said Flanagan. 

Flanagan said (he Associalcd Sludcnl 
Body stickers are sold to give a wide vari- 
ety of privileges, such as discounts at the 
Studcm Books(ore and a( a(hlc(ic games. 
The potential parking space is just one of 
the benefits. 

Bui (hat doesn't sit well with students 
who must compete with neighborhood 
residents for ihe few parking spaces on 
(he streets. 

"I hate it," said a sludeni who idcnli- 
fied himself as Lee. 

"This is my fourth semester so I know 
exacily what i('s like and I don'l see any 

Getting ticket 

reason why (hey can'( open up ihe loi 
next door." said Lee. 

"I've gotten several Iparking tickets!. 
Fifty lo 70 pereeni of the lime I can'l find 
parking, and that's gelling here before 
nine I ee said 


Campus police issue a lot of tickets to 
students who find themselves in the wrong 

According lo Officer Kenneih Nichols, 
who was writing citations in a faculty 
parking lot on the last day in February, 
1.300 tickets were issued in January, 
which was only half a month of actual 
class sessions 

"Campus police gel a lot of complaints 
from faculty about students parking in 
their spaces. It's one of the results ol no 
spaces being left in ihe Student lot." said 

Nichols said he had sympathy with 
Students who couldn't find parking, but 
he was still required lo WtilC Citations 

Still, it's hard for students who have lo 
drive to school to understand whul Ihey 

can do lo change the situation, 

"I have a parking slickel. bill I've gol 

ten warnings before said Hai Nguyen. 
"I remember one lime I drove around 

lor one hour JUSI 10 find D place After 9 
o'clock n"s really a problem.' Nguyen 

2/The Guardsman 


March 12-22, 

A temporary setback 


By I-auric Monies 

Now thai we've dried our (ears, let's 
mi up and figure out what happened in 

For many of us. to wake up to the 
news of Daniel Ortega conceding de- 
feat was shocking and disorienting. 
(Thai it had to happen in the middle of 
mid-terms made it into a positively 
ghastly development.) But taking a 
look at some of the conditions sur- 
rounding the elections, we can leam a 
lot about "long-term low-intensity 
conflict" and what people do when 
faced with hard choices. 

A defeat for (he Sandinistas in Nica- 
ragua simply could not have happened 
without the intense and unremitting 
economic, psychological, media, and 
terroristic military manipulation by the 
United Stales government, the CIA 
and the reactionary Contra forces that 
have been unrelenting in their con- 
stant attack on the population of this 
liny country for the last 1 1 years since 
the Revolution. (And, as all of you 
who look History I know, it goes back 
through an entire history of interven- 
tion and colonialism of this interesting 
Central American nation.) 

That the elections were fair is not 
disputed. But that they occurred at all 
in a war-torn nation (imagine Israel or 
South Africa holding elections this 
week, please) is a significant fact not 
much heralded in the American media. 

No, the American media are falling 
all over themselves, gloatingly an- 
nouncing the "death of communism" 
without a thoughtful pause or a mo- 
ment's contemplation for a much- 
needed careful analysis of whai is 
happening around us. But thai is 
another discussion. 

Remember, il was the Sandinistas 
that gave the country of Nicaragua 
democracy, not the Somocista Contras. 
The Sandinistas were forced by So- 
moza to engage in the armed insurrec- 

tion thai won the democratic elections 
that Nicaragua is now enjoying. 

UNO (United Nicaraguan Opposi- 
tion) was only able lo function freely 
and legally because of the Sandinisla 
administration's firm belief in democ- 
racy and freedom. 

Paradoxically, they mean an imme- 
diate end to the Contra war because 
there is now a U.S.-backcd govern- 
ment in Managua. One hopes that the 
U.S. army won't "need" to intervene 
on itself. There is not an iota of an 
excuse for one dime of aid to the Con- 
Iras now, not "humanitarian," not "mili- 
tary," not nada, zilch. 

Nicaraguans have been suffering for 
so long, struggling for so long for 
peace and justice. The U.S. govern- 
ment has been starving and murdering 
these people. Ever since 1979, when 
Somoza fled, the Nicaraguans have 
been anxious to gel to the business of 
building (heir nation. But they have 
been under attack by Reagan and 
Bush's lawless military endeavors. 

Facing that kind of experience— 11 
years under the siege of a terrifying 
war, seeing your children, neighbors, 
co-workers slaughtered, murdered, 
50.000 people killed— il is not diffi- 
cult to sec why the votes were cast 
how they were. Nicaraguans voted for 
an immediate short-term solution. 

A vote for UNO was cast as a vole 
to end the murderous Contra attacks. 
A vote for UNO was considered an 
immediate end to the U.S. embargo of 
equipment, raw materials, food and 
much needed goods and necessities. A 
vote for UNO was seen as food in the 
bellies of Nicaraguan babies. 

Many of us view the election results 
as frightening and disheartening. What 
lessons can those of us interested in 
defeating reactionary tendencies in the 
world gain from studying the current 
evcnls in Nicaragua? What does it 
mean for progressive Americans? Where 
shall we best concentrate our energy 

to move the triumph of the popular 
movement forward, here and interna- 
tionally? What does this mean for the 
solidarity movement? 

There is no doubt that the election 
of an UNO administration in Central 
America causes a huge shift in the 
alignment of world forces. What now 
of the FMLN (Farabundo Marti Front 
for National Liberation) in El Salva- 
dor? What was the effect of the changes 
in the socialist world on the spiritual 
confidence and economic security of 
the voters in Nicaragua? 

We need lo prepare for the work 
ahead, surveying wilh hard questions 
to get guidance and make plans. We 
need to know more than just about ihe 
defeat in the election. We need lo 
sludy Ihe process of being defeated, 
and use the lessons here at home in 

Meanwhile, have confidence in ihe 
people of Nicaragua lo determine their 
own future. Be assured that if they 
don't like the way (he UNO administra- 
tion handles their affairs, the people of 
that country will vole them out or 
impeach them or overthrow them if 
Ihey decide that to be necessary— (hey 
have shown the world that they cer- 
tainly know how. 

The internal affairs of Nicaragua is 
(heir business. Whal our government 
does, and the impact that has on world 
peace, is ours. 

A Free Nicaragua was a beacon for 
many of us, and we need to remember 
that revolution is a process, that peo- 
ple don't change in one day, thai ulti- 
mately people do the best they can for 
themselves given the material condi- 
tions that (hey live in daily. 

UNO is a shaky coalition, unpre- 
pared (o lead (he country and not a( all 
unified in its goals for the Nicaraguan 
people. The Sandinistas will continue 
to pull the nation in Ihe direction of 
progress, peace and prosperity, and 
we can continue to support their ef- 
forts. QUE VIVA! 

TtetAOCttftCV CQ14ES TO 

*H0t> Gi JITuS Hoon LfctfD, AND Welt  

Cynthia Baumgardner, 31, Mathematics: 

"Since (here is a lot of time between ihe beginning and 
the end of the semester, it should not be stressful for the 
student to get work done. If they do need help with time 
management, they should go and get it. Nobody should 
have to deal with everything alone." 

Kurt Wong, 21, Photography: 

"My suggestion for time management is to noi procras i 
nate on whal you want lo do. If you want to go for sc-lW 
Ihing, go for il right away. Time is too short to waste 1 1 

March 12-22, 1990 

The GuardBman/3 


Garage sale(ing): is it an art or an obsession? 

By Suzie Griepenburg 

It's 9:30 on a sunny Saturday morning. 
The two newlyweds, Indie and Duprcc 
Marks, arc just finishing their cappucci- 
nos, an essential fuel for this fast-talking, 
quick -thinking, heavy-bartering day of 

Having already examined Friday's paper 
in hopeful anticipation, Duprcc is poring 
over Saturday's classified section and care- 
fully selecting, in red ink, potentially good 
garage and estate sales. 

"Let's do it," Duprcc says as he drains 
his cup and puts the folded newspaper 
under his arm. 

Already on her way out the door, Indie 
replies, "This is garage sale weather— it's 
going to be a good one." 

"Garage saling" is an occasional hobby 
to most people, an art and profession to 
some, and for a few unfortunates, an 

The Markscs have worked their way 
through these different categories and 
now find themselves incurably addicted. 
They admit ihey are powerless over their 

"We used to be respected profession- 
als, and now we find ourselves buying 
and bartering uncontrollably." Indie shame- 
fully reveals. 

Wearing their usual attire of worn jeans 
and sweatshirts in order to give the impres- 
sion that they are on a low budget, they 
hop into their car and plan the most direct 
route to find their red-inked sales of prey. 

"The clothing is just one of the tricks 
of the trade," Indie confides. "This is 
really about acting— dressing the part 
and then playing it through. Sometimes I 
go for the poor me' routine and pull out 
all that I have in my pockets and hope 
they full for it. Other times I will just do 
some hard bargaining if I see Ihey are 
desperate to get rid of the stuff; you 

The Sunnyside Conservatory: 
a window into the past 

By Suzie Griepenburg 

Nestled in between modern condos 
and stucco houses, alongside busy 
Monterey Blvd., lies the historic Sun- 
nyside Conservatory in its setting of 
palm trees and lush vegetation. 

Its age will forever be a mystery, as 
records were destroyed in the fire 
that followed the 1906 earthquake, 
but historians estimate that it was 
built between 1898 and 1905 by the 
property's second owner, W.A. Mer- 

Breathtakingly serene, the 
Conservatory withstands the test of 
time. One can easily imagine ladies 
wearing long dresses and carrying 
parasols strolling by, nodding to the 
gentlemen that tip their hats as they 

Inside the antique redwoood 
building grows a single palm tree, 
and it is possible that the 
Conservatory was built around it. 

Photo by Suzie Griepenburg 

Outside, there are beautiful terraced 
gardens and concrete walkways that 
were planned and planted by 

Merralls was a mining engineer and 
inventor and spent his life in the 
production and improvement of 
machinery based on ideas that were 
used throughout the world. 

Two years after Merralls' death in 
1914, the bank foreclosed on the 
property and it sat neglected until 
Ernest Van Beck bought it for 

The Conservatory, long hidden by 
ivy and other growth, was 
accidentally discovered by Mrs. Van 
Beck when her dog strayed into the 

The Van Becks restored the 
building and its landscape to its 
original form before selling the 
property in 1973. The Conservatory 
is now the property of the San 
Francisco Parks and Recreation 
Department and is Landmark 78. 

Glasses were scored at this Bucna Vista sate. 

The Sunnyside Conservatory on Monterey Blvd. 

know, pretend like I'm doing them a 
favor by taking this stuff off their hands." 

Just then Dupree yells "Garage sale 
three o'clock!" Indie, without further need 
of instruction, turns to look over her right 
shoulder and quickly assesses the scene. 

"D.P. it and I'll jump out." Indie throws 
off her seatbell and runs over to give the 
sale a closer look. It takes her practiced 
eye all of 30 seconds to realize she's 
wasting the valuable early morning hours. 

Lunging back into the car, she explains 
the routine. "We D.P. Idouble park | most 
of the sales, but a lot of times we simply 
'garage window shop' and don't get out 
of the car. You have to be really careful 
doing that. I wouldn't recommend it for a 
beginner— they would miss too much." 

Nearing 9:30 they have located an 
estate sale on Huight Street and search 
for a parking place. After agreeing on a 
somewhat legal spot, they approach the 
building at a quick pace. 

Walking in, they know immediately 
this is out of their league, but curiosity 
drives them on. 

"The lions have sure ravaged this place, 
haven't they. Hon!" Dupree says to Indie 
after an experienced glance. 

The "lions" are (he antique dealers thai 
wait for the doors to open and then 
"pounce, claw and fight" their way over 

"It gets really ugly." says Dupree. "We 
tried to deal with it for a while, but we 
were no match and certainly not wel- 
comed. They don't realize we aren't after 
the antiques. Persian rugs and crystal. We 
just want the little things like end tables, 
mirrors, bookshelves, plants ... nice stuff, 
none of that '70s junk." 

Special preview 

After talking to the owner they dis- 
cover that he had given a special preview 
yesterday and had done $50,000 in busi- 
ness. Indie continued asking questions 
and even tried to sound concerned when 
he explained they were moving because 
of fears of another earthquake, while she 
continued lo slip in questions on the price 

of this and that. 

Leaving the house. Dupree and Indie 

laugh and reminisce over their first estate 

"There we were walking through this 
house that smelled like your grandmoth- 
er's house would, and Dupree asked me 
whal an estate sale was. So 1 whispered 
thai it was usually when someone dies 


Dear Dr. Amada: 

Q: A dear friend of mine claims to 
be kicking drugs and has been attend- 
ing AA meetings and NA meetings for 
the past few months. My problem is 
ihai she still shows up at my home 
high on valium or pot. She thinks I 
don't nolice bul I really just don't 
know what lo say. I don't wanl to 
sound like her mother and ask, "Arc 
you high again?" 

Thai willjusi scare her away. Mean- 
while. I am being played for a fool. 
How do I deal with (his ' 

—Looking Stupid 

A: The problem you describe is, 
admittedly, ticklish, bul far from insol- 
uhlc || yuu remain sileni aboUl your 
friend's behavior, u is likely that she 
will continue to visit you in an im- 
paired condition This means, ol course, 
thai her visits will be an emotional 
ordeal for yuu Alter all. whal could 
be personally rewarding aboul having 
Ci mversations with someone whose brain 
is continually anesthetized and botched 
by drugs'.' So. for starters, you mighl 
ask vnurscU whether il is really in 
your interesl lo tolerate vur friend's 
destructive behavior for (he sake of an 
already badly damaged friendship. 

Also, ii might be helpful to realize 
that, should you eventually decide to 
lell your friend lhal you object lo her 
drug ahuse. ihis declaration would nol 
necessarily transform you into her 
mother. You have a perfect right, as a 
friend, to insist upon belter treatment 
from her Keep in mind, whenever 
your friend visits you while high on 

drugs, she is not only engaging in self- 
abusive behavior, whether you or she- 
is aware of il or nol. she is. during such 
visits, also abusing you with her beha- 
vior You have. 1 think, an obligation 
to yourself to put a stop to this form of 

Dear Dr. Amada: 

Q: I'm a vegetarian and my girl- 
friend is not. It hasn't been a problem 
for the past three years, but now we 
are thinking of marriage. My dilem- 
ma is how do I solve the subject of our 
children's diets with her? She has 
always said that our vegetarian lire- 
style will have to end because "ham- 
burgers and hotdogs" arc easier to 
prepare and all kids hate veggies. 

A: Since your wile is a diehard carni- 
vore and you eal like a gerbil. you 
both may have to make a few com- 
promises in determining whai to feed 
your future children If you prefer to 
deal wiih this matter largely on a prac- 
tical level, it might be advisable lo 
consult a dietician or nutritionist in 
order lo formulate a well-balanced 
dici for the kids Perhaps a nutritionist 
could suggest various ways (hat you 
and your wife-to-be could combine 

your favorite loods in (heir diets with- 
out endangering either the health ol 
the children 01 the marriage itself, 
Personally, by the way. I think life has 
no meaning without 8 good kosher 
corned beef sandwich now and then 

Another approach mighl DC to allow 
ihc children, as ihey gradually develop 
their own idiosyncratic tastes and pref- 
erences for i""d and the judgmeni to 

determine whal is good for them, lo 
choose the foods they themselves wish 
lo eat. Assuming lhat you will raise 
your children in a reasonably sane and 
loving home environment, I would 
expect ihai your kids will eventually 
exercise sensible control over their 
own diets, quite irrespective of what 
either you or your wife want them to 

Try, if possible, to allow Ihc chil- 
dren to develop some autonomy in 
their eating habits. A sense of auton- 
omy, whether ii applies to eating or 
any other aspect of everyday life, is 
very essential to the healthy growth 
and development ol children. 

Finally, if your kids' eating habits 
become a serious bone of contention 
(please, Veghcad, excuse the carnivo- 
rous metaphor) between you and Mrs. 
Vegheacl. il might he advisable to 
regard this conflict as symbolic of 
other difficulties and incompatibilities 
in your marital relationship. If lhat is 
the case. you might find il helpful to 
get yourselves to a marriage counselor 
before your relationship really begins 
io vegetate. 

Personally, by the way, I think life 
has no meaning without a good kosher 
style corned heel' sandwich now and 

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