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January 18, 1985
Volume BOS, Number 1
Dedump, New Jersey
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Members of the Brothers of God began tearing the
letters off their Duke fraternity house Thursday night
in celebration of the psuedofrat's namechange to the
Brothers of Bruce.
"Everyone on campus was claiming to be a cousin
or distant relative of Springsteen's, so we thought we'd
bring our beliefs out of the closet," said David "BOB"
Neustein, fraternity president.
"Henceforth, the Brothers of God will be the envy
of everyone up at Duke and down in New Yawk"
One member, Adam "BOB" Kennedy, was really
excited. "This is gonna be really chilly. Instead of the
old BOG sweatshirts, well be wearing our BOB hats
The fraternity plans to challenge the United Methodist
Church as the official religious institution of Duke,
"We plan to build a temple to Bruce and burn so
much incense, you can smell it down in Jersey," he said.
"For sure, we were all born in the U.S.A."
Chapel UnSOUnd: Duke Chapel is structurally
unsound and will have to be dismantled and moved,
a Duke professor of geology said yesterday. "The drier
climate weVe had over the last 50 years has changed
the soil under the foundation, Dr. Frank Limestone
said. "If the chapel stays where it is, it could fall in
Stereo drive: A stereo drive is underway for
Duke's scheduled Feb. 20 matchup with N.C. State.
Donations of woofers, tweeters and whatnot are being
sought to be tossed onto the court in honor ot tormer
State standout Chris "Fingers" Washburn. "Condoms,
components hell, we throw whatever it takes to
have a good time," said drive leader U. Gnastee. For
more information, call 681-2583.
Redneck awareness: Duke University Food
Service has announced that it will sponsor a "Southern
Cooking Week" starting Monday as a way to increase
intercultural awareness among students. Food service
spokesman Harvey Westheimer said that the predom
inantly out-of-state student body was ignorant of
Southern eating habits. "Because of the total lack of
North Carolinians, I'd say a good 95 percent of the
kids here don't even know what a collard green looks
like," he said.
BOSS raffle: The "Duke Students for Bruce
Springsteen" announce a lottery for front-row seats
for Springsteen's Saturday night performance in
Greensboro Coliseum. Interested students should call
684-2424 by 3 p.m. Friday
Ground Zero: A new generation of nuclear
physics experiments will be conducted in the Duke
physics department, a department spokesman said
yesterday. The tests, funded through a grant from the
South African government, will develop new types of
nuclear reactions in a totally safe process. "Durham,
and especially Duke, is an ideal place for this
experiment," said Norm Neutron, an official in the
South African embassy in Washington.. "We expect
the radiation leak to be no more than 10 to 15 percent
of the amount released at Hiroshima."
Cover me: That's what Bruce must be singing in
response to this cold, cold weather. And if the Boss
says it, it must be true. Kignu
!wsrm'' t f
BILLY BOB HICKSTHE CRONICLE
The Southern Part of Jersey
Duke aces out N.C. State as best in the Tom
Butters Brick Architecture Contest sponsored
by the Durham Morning Herald. See Page 3.
Sanford dunks DNC for IN
By G. HOLM YANQUI
Duke University President Terry Sanford unexpectedly
dropped his bid to become chairman of the Democratic
National Committee Thursday and announced he would
instead seek to buy the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National
"Trying to turn Duke into a respectable vocational school
is one thing, but trying to bring order to the party of Tip
O'Neill and Ted Kennedy is too much," said Sanford, who
served as North Carolina governor from 1961 until 1965.
Asked about the difficulty of turning around the II
25 Cavaliers, Sanford said: "At least they've won 1 1 games.
All Walter Mondale c6uld manage to win were Minnesota
and the District of Columbia."
Chancellor H. Keith H. Brodie said he was not surprised
by Sanford decision to move North
"Frankly, Terry's just become more comfortable with
Yankees during his 1 5 years here. He's come to like throwing
things on the basketball court, flipping off fellow motorists
and talking fast in a high, whiney voice."
Duke political scientist James David Barber said Sanford
would be more at home politically up North.
"Sanford's basically your tax and tax, spend and spend
kind of guy," Barber said. "He really belongs in a state
with high unemployment, a crushing tax burden, pollution
and rivers that catch on fire."
Barber said Sanford showed great maturity in finally
admitting he has not political future.
"Get real, this guy lost to George Wallace in the state's
first presidential primary," Barber said. "His two
presidential campaigns were too obscure to use as a decent
question ok Final Jeopardy."
Athletic Director Tom Butters said Sanford belonged
with a team like the Cavaliers.
Springsteen to perform at Cameron
By MIKE STEINBERG
Bruce Springsteen, bringing his
nationwide tour to Greensboro tonight,
announced Thursday he would perform
the final concert of his tour in Cameron
Indoor Stadium. The exact date of the
concert will be announced as soon as
scheduling problems are resolved.
Springsteen said he chose the Duke
site as a compromise to previous plans.
"I wanted to finish up back in New
Jersey or New York, but that didnt
work out so I went for the next best
thing," he said. "
"I figure there's probably as many
New Yorkers and Garden Staters at
Duke as anywhere else. Also Cameron
is really small so it wont be hard to
fill it up with only my kind of people
like at the Meadowlands," the rock
'n' roll star told reporters at a press
conference Thursday night in
Springsteen said he wanted to give
the Duke students a chance to see him
since they couldn't do it this summer
when he kicked off the tour at the
Meadowlands. "I realize they were too
busy then with all those MC AT and
LS AT prep courses to go to and all,"
he said. .
Duke students interviewed Thursday
night after the announcement said they
couldnt believe it was true, but would
definitely try to go if it was. Jerry North,
a junior from Newark, New Jersey, said,
"I can't believe it's true, but if it is I
will definitely try to go."
"The Boss is like my all-time favorite
performer and for him to play in
Cameron would be just awesome," said
Suzy Sority, a freshman from Hoboken,
New Jersey. "Of course, if I had gotten
into Princeton or any other Ivy League
school like had I wanted I wouldn't be
stuck watching Bruce in North Carolina
of all places."
While the reactions to the announce
ment were almost universally enthusi
astic, one student interviewed said he
couldn't see what all the fuss is about.
"Sure, Springsteen is alright and I
wouldn't mind seeing him in concert,
but I'm not gonna wet my pants over
it like everybody else," said Larry
Loaner, a sophomore from Rallay,
University officials notified of Larry's
existence said they are planning a full
investigation to discover how a North
Carolinian slipped through admissions.
Duke President Terry Sanford said,
"I'm truly distressed over this Loaner
matter. After this gets out, I hope none
of these North Carolina hicks get any
ideas about coming here."