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Kentucky Kernel

Independent since 1971 Friday. January 11, 1991

About 500 expected
for pro-peace rally

Staff Writer ' ' I



Chances of gulf war
adding to recession

This is the last part of a three-day series.


An expected 300 to 500 people
will gather Sunday to promote
peace in the Middle East in what
may be Lexington’s largest peace
rally in 10 years.

The rally, “Before Time Runs _, .. 3 ,
. stats 6mm t m. '

Senior Staff Writer

A popular poster in the Vietnam era carried the slogan: “War is not
healthy for children and other living things." Now, as a war in the Persian
Gulf seems imminent and talk of recession is abundant, the question is.
could war be healthy for the faltering economy?

The answer to that is both yes and no, according to two UK economic

While the increase in defense goods manufacturing that war creates
would stimulate the economy, that effect generally is offset by increased
inflation and decreased consumer spending, said Charles Haywood, direc-
tor of UK’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Depending on its outcome, a gulf war could help pull the United States
out of what many economists have termed a recession, said economics pro-
fessor J im Fackler.

And in terms of U". economics, the possibility of recession and increases
in oil prices will affect students not just in obvious ways —— higher com-
muting costs —— it will have an impact on graduating seniors entering the
job market, Fackler said.

“It makes finding the first job more difficult, it may well mean the first
job is not what they would have chosen two years ago,“ he said.

The key to the war’s effect on the U.S. economy is the same element
over which the conflict started —— oil. “If oil production is not disrupted, oil
prices would probably fall back down to the $15 to $20 a barrel range, and
that would very quickly reverse the price increases we‘ve seen and would
probably serve as a stimulating effect on the economy,“ Fackler said.

“Alternatively, if this war has a disruptive effect, say that Kuwaiti oil
fields were destroyed, Iraqi fields were destroyed, that would give a very
different result in respect to further oil price increases," he said.

Dccimation of Mideast oil fields, Fackler said, would increase inflation
and throw the U.S. economy further into a recession —— “if we’re in one."

Out, Give Peace a Chance," is being

organized byalocal group, the Cen- a . -
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least want to wait before invading public ationhsgfl The Kentucky

Iraq,” he said. . .
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that the group condemns the Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait and supports Intheietter, Bush soughtto
U.S. efforts to work for Iraqi with-




That has been another question, as it doesn‘t seem that economists have
decided whether the country is in a recession at all. The reason for that un—
certainty lies in the definition of a recession: two consecutive quarters of
decline in the gross national product, a measure of the nation’s economic

“We don’t know until after the fact that we're actually in a recession in
terms of the formal definition,“ Fackler said. The GNP was down and un-
employment up for the fourth quarter of 1990, but until figures for the first
quarter of 1991 come in, pronouncement of a U.S. recession is premature.

”Anyone who says yes, we are in a raession, is predicting the first quar-
ter of 1991," Haywood said.

80 two cases can be made: that the country has been in a recession for

See WAR, Page 6

See BUSH, Page 6



See RALLY, Page 6



mixed on
impact of

Contributing Writer

While some college officials are
fuming over a recent federal regula-
tion on admission policies, UK will
not feel the impact of the new feder-
al “ability-to-benefit" regulation.

The regulation requires all stu-
dents without a high school degree
to take federally-approved tests be-
fore being admitted to colleges and
trade schools.

The idea behind the tests is to
prove students will benefit from
higher education and to eliminate
students who might default on fed-
era] student loans.

“It (the regulation) will have min-
imal impact on UK’s admissions,"
said Joseph Fink, director of admis-

UK's Lexington Campus admis-
sions requirements include a high
school degree or a General Educa-
tion Degree, and the Community
College System already requires
students to take, for example, the
American College Test.

Although UK will not be affect-
ed by the rule, Dan Tudor, coordi-
nator of Student Services for the
community colleges. said he thinks
the rule is unfair.

“It hampers many legitimate
open—door institutions,” he said.
He thinks the new rule is an unnec-
essary roadblock to students, espe—
cially non-traditional students, on
the road to higher education.

Two federal lawsuits have al—
ready been brought up in reaction to
the regulation. Califomia‘s commu—
nity college system filed suit on Jan.
2, one day after the mle went into

A temporary restraining order re-
stricts the rule from being enforced
until Jan. 14, when further hearings
are set.

Wonderlic Personnel Tests, Inc.,
a test publisher in Washington DC,
also filed suit Their tests were add-
ed to the list of standardized tests
approved by the Department of Ed-

Tudor says the UK Community
College System is waiting for a de-
cision in the Califomia case. He be-
lieves it will have great effect on the
future of the regulation.

“We hope it will be reversed,"
Tudor said.




Contributing Writer

Clad in a baggy sweater and
dress pants. she looks like an av-
erage sophomore. But in an eve-
ning gown, UK student Nicole
West is a beauty queen.

West, a native of Paris, Ky.,
has competed in three beauty pa-
geants and will compete for the
title of Ms. Fayette County this

“I‘m just doing it because I like
it." she said.

West said she really enjoys
competing in the beauty pageants



because it gives her a chance to
travel and to meet many nice peo-
ple. She said it also allows her to
learn a little about herself.

"You become aware of your
strengths and weaknesses and you
know what areas you need to im-
prove in." she said.

She said competing in pageants
gave her more confidence and
made her more comfortable
speaking in front of groups. ”The
skills and the confidence that you
gain are invaluable. You‘re al-
ways a winner."

She used to love watching
beauty pageants when she was a



UK sophomore Nicole West. soon to compete in the Ms. Fayette County Pageant. is just as com-
fortable in a classroom as she is on stage in an evening gown.

Being a beauty queen takes
‘a lot of guts,’ student says

little girl. and always wanted to
be like the contestants.

“I always admired their cou-
rage," West said. “It takes a lot of
guts to get up there in front of a
big audience and speak and per-
form." She said she used to be
shy and competing in pageants
helped her to get over it

West also likes to compete in
pageants because it gives her a
chance to perform. She is dancer
and has been studying tap, ballet,
jazz and gymnastics at the Town
and Village Dancing School in

See BEAUTY. Page 6




LCC senator defends
his attendance record

Senior Staff Wrtte'

Student Government Association
Senator Keith Clark. a candidate for
SGA president. said the senate
should follow the intent — not the
letter — of the law when it consid—
ers removing hm from the senate
for absenteeism

Clark, who has missed 7 of 14
roll calls at senate meetings but has
only missed two meetings in their
entirety, is expected to be purged by
the SGA‘s committee on commit-
tees for missing half of the roll

Clark, one of two Lexington
Community College senators, says
for the three meetings that he
missed first roll call, he was present
minutes after his name was called.

“If a person is late for class just
after their name w as mentioned, do
they fail the class?" Clark asked
yesterday. A roll call is taken at the
beginning and end of all Senate

Clark said he missed one meeting
because of .t clturch revival. He
missed another after skipping rt
meeting close to finals week be—
cause only minor business was con—
ducted and he had a term paper to

He said that day he also collected
food and clothing for homeless stu-

Vice Prestdent Sarah Coursey

for basketball
tickets Sunday

Managing EditOr
Assistant News Editor

Tickets for the next three I'K
men‘s home basketball games will
be distributed on Sunday. Students
who want lower arena tickets for
the Vanderbilt (Jan. 19), Florida
(Jan. 23) and Georgia (Feb. 3)
should attend Sunday' 5 distribution
and should arrive at Memorial Coli-
seum between 9 and 9: IS am.

”I think it will be a strong distri-
bution because it is (for) conference
games," said Rodney Stiles. UK stu-
dent affairs officer. “Two of them
are weekend games. Each of them
should be a good game."

Stiles reiterated that students
must bring an ID that has been vali-

See TICKETS. Page 4

said she is committed to purging vr-
olators, basing her decision on the
platform she and President Sean
Lohman ran on last spring.

“I‘m a believer in abiding by the
rules.“ Coursey said “I wouldn't
make exceptions for friends on the

She \‘led that all senators are
"very well :tdvtsed" of the alien»
dance poltcv but that \ht‘ would
miss Clark on the senate if he is

“When Keith has been present. he
has been .t very active .tnd valuable
participant ' (otirsey said. “I hate
to lose him. in all honesty."

Clark said he WI” appeal tf he is
purged. The senate committee on
committees meets Tuesday to de-

Yesterday. Clark said he WI“ run
with poliueal science junior Bran-
don Smith, who also attended LC'C.
as his Vice presidential candidate.
No.11ndnlules for this springs SGA
elections haw :ll'tctully announced.

campus .ttttl Smith‘s~ knowledge of
the main ..ttnptis tnttkes :ltt-nt .1
good pair. He said flilllllllg wstth
Smith would allow him to "have an
idea of what's taking place in both
worlds. and put them together and
unite them."

They wrll run on the slogan: “Let
your VOICC be heard." the same slo-

See LCC. F’age 6

A conference on
minorities will be
held this weekend
at the Hyatt Regen-
cy. Call 257-1754.

UK alum-
nus Jerry

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Diversions ......................... 3
Classifieds ..................... 7


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UN. chief proposes U.N.—supervised Iraqi withdrawl

Bush makes
case to US.

Associated Press

The UN. secretary-general, set—
ting off on a peace mission, will
propose a U.N.-supervised Iraqi
pullout from Kuwait, diplomats said
yesterday. But if it comes to war,
President Bush said, there are “val-
ues worth fighting for."

Five days before the UN. dead—
line for Iraq to give up the emirate
or face possible war, peace efforts
intensified but pessimism was grow-
ing in many quarters.

Diplomats from an array of na-
tions were leaving Baghdad, and
hundreds of UN. employees were
fleeing the Middle East. The White
House urged all Americans, includ-
ing journalists, to leave Iraq.

“Everyone is concerned about
time running out," said White
House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater.

From around the world, there
were expressions of disappointment
yesterday at the impasse reached at
U.S.-Iraqi talks in Geneva a day ear-

lier. In the face
of that failure,
other peace ef-
forts redoubled.

France said it
would pursue its
own initiatives.
Its defense min-
ister, Jean-Pierre
urged the United BUSH
States to make “a
little gesture" in support of an inter-
national Mideast peace conference.
Iraq has repeatedly tried to directly
tie such talks to resolving the Per-
sian Gulf crisis; the United States
has rejected any such linkage.

Iraq vowed if there is war, it will
be victorious.

“The price which Bush will pay is
not only the US. defeat and the loss
of US. strategic interests. but rivers
of Americans’ blood," said al-
Thawra, the newspaper of Iraq’s
ruling Baath Arab Socialist Party.

Perez de Cuellar's proposal calls
for a UN. force to monitor a phased
withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Ku-
wait and the multinational force
from Saudi Arabia, and to establish
a buffer zone between them.

Under the plan, the U.S.-led forc-
es could complete their own pullout
after the Iraqi withdrawal, and the
Kuwaiti government would be re-
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pose binding arbitration on the is-
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The diplomats also said it is as-
sumed that when the Persian Gulf
crisis is over, pressure will mount
for diplomatic solutions to other
longstanding Middle East problems,
such as the Arab-Israeli dispute and
the Palestinian question.

Perez de Cuellar planned to meet
with European foreign ministers in
Geneva today before his talks in
Iraq tomorrow. He told reporters at
UN. headquarters yesterday it was
“difficult to say" whether war could
be headed off.

The White House said Perez de
Cuellar‘s mission provided a “glim-
mer of hope," but Washington was
nonetheless going about the grim
preparations for possible war.

Congressional backers of Bush's

UK alumnus

Staff Writer

Guitarist and UK alumnus Gerry
Harscher will perform at the Lexing-
ton Main Public Library Theater at
8 pm. tomorrow.

Harscher plans to perform “Come
Again” by John Dowland, Schu-
bert’s song cycle “Die Schone
Muellerin" and original composi-

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Providence, R.l., received his mas-
ter’s in music from Yale University.
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earning his bachelor’s in music from

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“There are times in life when we confront values
worth fighting for. This is one such time.”

President Bush,

in a letter sent yesterday to 460 college publications.

Persian Gulf policy unveiled a reso-
lution that would authorize him to
take the United States to war
against Iraq, and they predicted it
would pass by this weekend.

The resolution would provide for
the president “to use United States
armed forces” to back up UN.
goals of forcing Iraq from Kuwait
and restoring its legitimate govem-

At the White House, Fitzwater re-
leased the text of an open letter
Bush sent to America’s college stu-
dents, urging them to rally behind
the U.S.-led effort to drive Iraq
from Kuwait.

“There are times in life when we
confront values worth fighting for.
This is one such time,” said Bush in
a letter sent to 460 college publica-

As war jitters swept the Middle
East, the United Nations began
evacuating staff and their families
from the region.

Nearly 600 men, women and chil-
dren arrived in Cyprus from Israel,
Jordan, Lebanon and Syria as pan

of the UN. evacuation.

Diplomatic departures from
Baghdad picked up pace, too. Coun-
tries with envoys leaving or plan-
ning to do so included the United
States, Britain, the Soviet Union,
Germany, Greece, Belgium, Den-
mark, the Netherlands, Spain and

The State Department also or-
dered reductions in its diplomatic
missions in the Red Sea state of
Yemen and advised Americans to
leave there.

It also suggested Americans to
defer non-essential travel to Alge-
ria, Tunisia and Morocco.

In other developments:

-NATO allies were briefed on the
U.S.-Iraqi talks in Geneva by Ray-
mond Seitz, assistant U.S. secretary
of state for European affairs, who
was present at the Geneva talks.
NATO said afterward in a statement
that the alliance “shared the pro-
found dissatisfaction with the lack
of any Iraqi sign of readiness to
comply with the UN. resolutions.”

-The Soviet Union appealed to




Iraq, its former ally, to “make the
move the entire world community is
expecting" and withdraw from Ku-
wait “We urge all parties, and spe-
cifically Iraq, to understand the seri-
ousness of the prevailing situation
and demonstrate responsibility for
the destiny of the region, for the
destinies of their own people,” said
Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman
Vitaly Churkin.

Gerry Harscher to give guitar concert

coming a professional musician
when he first went to college; he set
out to study engineering until one
of his teachers suggested majoring
in music.

His love for music increased and
he later found his favorite facet in
the music diamond — guitar and
composition — through UK com
position instructor Joseph Baber.

Harscher has given several con-
certs in Spain, including at the In-
ternational Guitar Festival in Caort

Harscher said that other people
unfairly view guitar concerts as
stuffy and uptight

“I think people are uncomfortable
with a concert hall. You can’t make
noise," he said. “These concerts are
more reflective. You have to con-
centrate and focus on the music.

“One thing people can do before
they go to a concert is find out
what's on the program and develop
an active interest"

Harscher said that playing and
listening to guitar music is very

“(.I.S.) Bach always had a lot of
therapeutic value to me,” he said.

Gerry Harscher performs tomor-
row at the Lexington Public Library
Theater, 140 E. Main 51., at 8 pm.
Tickets are $5. For more informa-
tion, 0011272-6916.



UK alumnus Gerry Harscher will give a guitar concert 8 pm. tomor-
row at the Lexington Main Public Library Theater.



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Assistant Arts Editor

As with any other entertainment,
the medium of film contains good
and bad stories. Consequently, there
are good and bad storytellers.

With Twentieth Century Fox‘s re-
lease of “Edward Scissorhands,“
there is a mixture of both: a good
story, but some weak storytelling.
The irony here, however, is that Tim
Burton, who co-wrote the story, also
directed it. Burton, along with
screenplay writer Caroline Thomp-
son, provides a modem-day fairy
tale with the creation of one of the
most original film characters in
quite some time; in many ways, the
contemporary Frankenstein.

Edward Scissorhands, played by
Johnny Depp. is a creation of a lone-
ly inventor (played by the ever-
intngurng Vincent Price). who lives
above surreal middle-class suburbia.

Edward was given a heart, a brain
and some skin. Other than one mi-
nor appendage, he appears as “nor~
mal.” But Edward was left with
sharp shears of metal where his
hands should have been, because the
inventor died before finishing his

For years, Edward lives alone in
the mansion on the hill. Then one
day Avon Lady Peg Boggs (Dianne

When she finds Edward. her ma- ginning.
temaljuices kick in, and she decides As Peg, Wiest brings
to take him under her wing: give her wacky and Witty


is doused
by DePalma

Senior Staff Critic

There were mixed reactions when it was
announced more than to months ago that
Tom Wolfe‘s novel of decadence and
greed in the ‘80s, “Bonfire of the Vani-
ties," was to be made
into a movie.

One on hand, people
were thrilled that the
juicy characters and bit~
ing social commentary
on the previous decade
were being brought to
the screen. Others had
nagging doubts as to
whether such an expan—
Sive novel could make
a successful adaptation
to the screen.

Those people
the nagging
were right.

Despite a big—narne
director. Brian DePal-
ma, a big-name cast ...,
Tom Hanks. Bruce
Willis, Melanie Griffith
and Morgan Freeman
arid a big budget (reportedly over $30 mil—
lion), the movie falls short of expectations.
The iiilT‘l had potential btit only seemed ll]~
terested in scratching the surface.

It tells the story of the rise and fall of
Sherman McCoy, “a master of the Uni-
verse," as Wolfe called him. One night he
and his mistress, Maria Rushkin (Grittith),
make a wrong turn, end up in a bad neigh-
borhood and commit a hit and run in his
Mercedes Ben!“

The incident is leaked to the press as a
manipulative lawyer and black preacher
(who bears a striking reseiiiblaiite to Al
Sharpton) stir up hatred in the tomimimty.

The district attorneys oilite taps .\1t('oy
as a sacrificial lamb, hoping to appease the
angry masses. Peter Fallow (Willis) is the
sleazy tabloid Journalist who resurrects his
sagging career by pulling down McCoy
with his ever-growing story.

Griffith does a wonderful job in portray-






Wiest), in a desperate attempt for a
sale, visits the mysterious mansion.

him a “normal" life, which includes
living with her family in a wacky
pastel neighborhood.

From there, the tale continues
with Edward’s acceptance into, and
later rejection from, the neighbor-
hood. From his topiary sculptures
and sculpting hair to trying to eat at
the dinner table, we see Edward’s
inherent talent and dedication.

Along the way, however, the plot
becomes periodically muddled. Bur-
ton spends much of the time striving
for the audience’s acceptance of Ed-
ward. And after a while, it becomes

The strongest turn that the movie
takes is Edward‘s love for Peg’s
daughter, Kim, played by Winona
Ryder, Depp’s real~life fiance. Her
arrival gives Edward and the rest of
the movie a purpose, which finally
leads to a bittersweet ending.

Depp, who spent the last several
years on TV‘s “21 Jump Street" ap-
athetically playing officer Tom Han-
son, is pleasantly surprising.

He brings a touching pitifulness
to Edward that begs for empathy
from his first moment on the screen.
Burton doesn't have to ask for ac- 8.



charm to


there are



ing the shallow mistress. Her blatant mala-

propisms and simultaneous pretense at in-

telligence is hilarious. Her Southern accent
makes the character a caricature.

The shallowness of McCoy’s world is
also apparent as Hanks tries to explain to
his wife what is happening, but she is more
concerned about appearances because they
aren’t “mingling.“

The movie also targets slea/y television
joumalists, and Geraldo Rivera obliges by
playing himself in a small role.

Camera angles Used in the movre are iri-
novative and give the viewer many per-
spectives, highlighting the cartoonish na
ture of many characters.

But these occasional strengths are llll-
dotte by many weaknesses.

First there were problems With the adap-
tation. The book was funny at times, but
that was not it‘s sole intention.

That, however, is about all the movie
can do.

One neglected strength of the book was
keeping several subplots going at once.

With all of these parallel stories brewing
simultaneously in the book, the confronta’
ttons that arise are natural. They are stilted
on the screen.

Funhermore, the movie doesn't effec~
tively establish McCoy as “a master of the
Universe.” So when he falls, it isn‘t a dra-
matic, breathtaking fall.

Hanks does a good as the misunderstood
protagonist who sees his world unravel
around him.

His best scene occurs when he is dumb»
founded because everyone around him at a
dinner party is oblivious to what is happen-
ing to him.

Willis is capable if not outstanding
as Peter Fallow. llis narration is one of the
few things that gives the movie continutty'.

Morgan Freeman is good as the judge,
but the producer lacked the courage the
book showed with the character.

Wolfe's judge was Jewish, and he lec-
tures a predominantly black audience iii lus
courtroom on decency. The producers
thought it would be less offensive to black
mowegoers if that speech came from an
other black person

That's an odd move. considering that
the book is unflattering to almost every
segment of the population.

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undying devotion to Ed—
ward results in the film's
most interesting relation-

Once again, Burton‘s
imagery is astounding.
The film's locations and
sets (especially the man—
sion and topiaries) are of-
ten breathtaking, albeit

Burton may not always
have the best methods of
telling a story, he defi-
make it look good.

This genuinely funny
and touching fairy tale is
a welcome change from
tempts at “Oscar epics.“

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And now, let its pause for a moment of

silence to pay our respects in light of the
death of the (iodlather' saga (I heard it died
of (Ullll‘iltélllttlh brought on by diabetes.
chronic gttel and very poor health care. i.

()K, enough of this nonsense. Shall we
get on with the verdict on Francis t‘oppo-
la's final chapter dealing with America's
favonte crime family, the Corleones‘.’

It certainly isn’t Coppola’s favorite fame
ly anymore. His highly publicized com-
ments refer to the film as merely a tool to
gain money for a more important project
and to lose the burden of a cinematic ghost
he feels has haunted him through the many
financial failures he's experienced.

'lhose feelings have created a conclud~
ing film that strings together attractive
scenes a fan wuld expect to see in a God
father movie and throws them into a list-
less disjointed package.

The final chapter presents Michael
Corleone (Al Pacino) as the aging don who
has spent the years smce the loss of his
brother, wife and children trying to make
the family business legitimate.

At the film‘s opening, he is a hair's
Width away: the (‘atholic (‘htirch has rec—
ogni/ed his daughter Mary (Sofia (oppo-
la) and his acts of charity, his New York
operations have been put into the hands of
a sharpdressed smal|«time hood named
Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna), and no illegal
actions or investments have been commit-
ted by any Corleone.

Ali, to be so close to his goal
perfect setup for tragedy.

l'nloitunaicly, the tragedy is the way
(‘oppola handles the further fall from grace
by Michael. ('oppola gives Pacino endless
statements about redemption, griet and the
need to make the big lie to his ex Wife Kay
(Diane Keaton) about getting the family
legitimate come true.

In addition to his dialogue becoming iti-
creasingly repetitve, (‘oppola throws two
obstacles into the story that Michael, if he
were wise, would have avoided.

One. is Vincent (Andy Garcia). the has-

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tard son of Sonny Corleone. the '.iinily hot-
head. Vinnie l\ 33% as much o: .i hothead
and wants to be .i Corleone only :f be can
be criminal.

The other obstacle is the Vatican. who
eagerly agrees to Michael's idea o1 making
a financial