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The Press/Friday, October 23, 1987/THREE \Festival of Choices\ proves success By ANDREW BRIGHT Staff Writer The Seventh Annual Alcohol and Drug Education Faire, to educate students of the alternatives to alcohol, took place in Corey Union Wednesday. The Alcohol Faire, dubbed the \Festival of Choices,\ presented samples of food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as lectures. Represen- tatives from various clubs and organizations attended the fair. The fair was sponsored by the office of student and residence life. The fair is designed to \open the eyes\ of students to the many \choices\ offered besides alcohol, said Bill Mandicott, director for student life. However, Mandicott added if the student chooses to drink, then he/she should be \educated\ about alcohol, and should \act responsibly.'' The Emergency Squad, one of the organizations pre- sent, gave a slide show il- lustrating the result of ir- responsible drinking. Joe Di Rubbo, assistant director of the emergency squad, said their theme is basically ''responsible drinking'' because a ''lot of the injuries the emergency squad receives are alcohol related.'' Several organizations pre- sent at the fair included Tau Kappa Epsilon, Red Riders, the Outing Club, and the Dance Club, all offering educational awareness and alternatives to alcohol. Tony Abicca of T.K.E. presented D.W.I. literature. We want students to be \aware of alcohol's effects,\ and to ''think before he/she chooses to drink.\ The food and drink was donated by various stores, and companies including Tops, Coca Cola, Dominos, and Hollenback's Cider Mill. Peter Morenus!The Press Associate Director of Residence Life Wendy Walsh demonstrates a computer drinking simlllation program to Ana Despaigne, Ron Fernandez, and Dora Holewienko during the Alcohol and Omg Awareness Faire Wednesday. Deaver blames alcohol for memory impairment White House in May 1985. Turk said Deaver was hospitalized for eight days in January 1985, \right in the middle of the time period critical to count four, the acid rain count.\ By NICHOLAS C. McBRIDE Christian Science Monitor Addiction to_ alcohol will be central to the defense of former presidential aide Michael Deaver in his per· jury trial beginning today. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson is allowing defense attorneys to call expert witnesses in their effort to prove Deaver's memory was impaired by alcoholism and related hospitalizations that rendered him incapable of recalling facts involving his public relations business. Deaver is charged with five counts of lying to a congres- sional subcommittee and a federal grand jury. Deaver said he didn't recall contac· ting former administration colleagues on behalf of clients. The perjury charges stem from an investigation by special prosecutor Whitney North Seymour into whether Deaver's contacts with White House officials after signing as chief of staff violated federal ethics laws. Deaver was not charged, however. with violating conflict-of-interest restric- tions on lobbying. The indictment charges that Deaver lied about phone calls on behalf of TWA to former Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole, White House aide Richard Porter, and Secretary Dole's deputy James Burnley. Defense attorney Randall Turk said in June of 1985 when these calls were made Deaver was hospitalized for alcohol withdrawal, sedated with 140 milligrams of valium and 25 milligrams of librium to prevent seizures. \A 20 milligram dose of valium is sufficient to put an average peron into a dead sleep,\ Turk said. \It will be for a jury to decide whetner Deaver actually recalled these telephone calls and consciously lied about them.\ Law experts, however, have doubts about the effec- tiveness of alcohol defenses. \This is hard to sell to a jury,\ said Georgetown University Law Professor Paul Rothstein. \You've got to prove it was involuntary, a sickness. This is raised quite a bit in all kinds of cases, something like over 50 per- cent of criminal cases. Peo- ple are getting suspicious. If you allow them [alcohol defenses), you'll be letting a lot of people off.'' Jackson denied a motion by indepen- dent counsel Seymour to ex- clude the medical evidence Deaver plans to introduce. Marc Gottridge, an associate independent counsel, argued that Deaver's lawyers have not offered valid scientific evidence to show that alcoholism induced a loss of memory that prevented him from testifying accurately. \When you're talking about amnesia, you're talk- ing about something that has a great capability to be fak- ed,\ Gottridge said. Rothstein said that perjury charges, which require detail- ed recall of past events, makes Deaver's defense \more believable.\ He add- ed that even people who are not alcoholics have trouble with recall. ln another instance, Deaver became a $1 05,000-a-year lobbyist for Canada on the acid rain issue shortly after leaving the \Deaver was rushed to Georgetown hospital Md ad- mitted for what was ultimately diagnosed as kidney failure. What became obvious later, but was not diagnosed during this admis- sion because it was masked, was that Deaver also was an alcoholic at the time,\ Turk said. Seymour said the am- bassador's refusal to testify forces him to \place much greater emphasis at trial on the unlawful acts engaged in by Deaver when he was working for the Canadian government.\ Spelman recognized for academic excellence Television features black college . ~ ATLANTA, GA. [CPS] or at the United Negro Col- - Twenty-one students lege Fund could remember gathered in the TV lounge at another tv program that has a dorm at Spelman College featured a predominatly Sept. 24, waiting wit.h some black college. eagerness and some skep- A Different World is a ticism for the show \A Dif- spinoff from the top rated ferent World\ to begin. Bill Cosby Show, tracing the The students had some ex-periences of Cosby's special reasons to be excited: character's daughter, Denise the fictronal black college at l'luxtable, played by Lisa which the show takes place is Bonet; away from home for based on Spelman, ~.!1~ the the first time. production company had : ''':lt~s·about the college ex- filmed lo.cation. shots on the per~e~~e, also the maturing campus, ;v\iqj.F.il :: ~a4 com- prfje~ss; the pro~ess of grow- peted wi~~ s~(~lotller lo¢al /· :ipg'$;: from chtlclhood. to black colleges for the, adulthood. The college 1s an privilege. · . . ., . . i 1 Jn.portallt environment - for And Spelm • \' 11()5-:;}r~~r .. ~ · {. tthat · process/' said Joel .. Qld black~ ~,R · ~: ·~$. t~9}1'~- :rpt~tolu\w P.·.u.. bl~cist for the :.had otberi(~~il@~t$.f · · · · \~- ;}sllb'Y's p.ro.ductt()n. co~pany. precedent~d · trfd ··ii . . · . 'til~ $;t .. d.e~ts. watchmg at :.na:tional· ejf.posure for '·the S~lntanrecogni:Zed,it. .:~c ... ool- and,.b'a· ,. ..... ,.olleapsJ-n . \·· tntr.nAuctorv scenes of s;.i~t.ar: .. •' __ t~ .. ~~-- -~ 4 .... ~ •• -·oeill~tfiuxtlb~~ritovtri~ into' No. one at Spelman~ at tne her. dormit<>l'Y elicit~ groans show's production compaay of recollection. while the dorm itself was reminiscent of Spelman's McVicar Hall, which is similarly old, warm and has rounded windows. Another viewer recognized a framed print in one scene as an enlargement of the card the college sends each stu- dent a Christmas, a, card h.andpainted every year by Spelman graduate Varnette Honeywood. Others thought the characters and situations seemed familiar, including the everpresent, overeager young man trying to hustle D~nise and the \mY. room- mate bates me '' syndrome •. Not' everyone was impress:· ed .. ''That Denise,''said on~' student, ''~. \ an 1 u.nbdievable . character. ';. AnJ.lthe.r vlewer. ttiolight the· chiitacter•s clothes were so '•way out'~ tha~ they detracted frorit the plot. But in general, most seem- ed do agree with student Beverly Hillman's summa- tion: \That was a good show. l was surprised, very much surprised.'' Spelman Development Director Tanya Moore adds ''A Different World'' can il- lustrate to the nation that a young black woman's \life at college is important. That reinforces what we say.'' Educators also had reason But some of the benefits to like it. have been more immediate. .. Such national exposure ·\The exposure Spelman can be invaluable to a school, has gotten through the show especially a relatively small has helped with recruitment institution that doesn't get and visibility,\ Moore said. on tv much. \We gotten letters from \Black colleges are known Iowa artd Nebraska, not all for their ad1demic ex- from black pe<lple.Th.e show cellence,'' said Adrienne has made Spe.man stand out Rhodes of the United Negro in people's minds.\ -~~~ 8 fvirf~~~s~'!lb~i -t!~i -~ ·· ~. r~~fo~ ~ Fr''~id:~~ ~io~der.tpllil)liQtt~( · : . • . ~ ·: ., ·~ ' iiwhdit ~ if£~1: t~.S~lm '' , ·'\=; . ces where bra: students itself had ·.· , . ·n'c-~ · ~~n. get g9od rol~ •ltJodels., Spelma-n's t:~rQ\iild:s· ; and find n.tentors and take active physical pla~t · bY ' ·planting roles m st~dent government azeleas~ dog~ood alld other and clubs. flowers on the campus.

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