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6The Daily Tar HeelFriday, February 10, 1989
iThomb'y irg to speak to. law graduates
By JAMES COBLIN
v U.S. Attorney . General Richard
-Thornburg will speak at the UNC law
school's commencement ceremonies
Thornburg was invited to deliver
the address by Ronald Link, acting
dean of the law, school; Chancellor
Paul Hardin; U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms,
R-N.C; and Gov: Jim. Martin, said
Elizabeth Furr, assistant dean of
; ad missions and student affairs at the
; law school.
Jeff Jackson and John Taladay,
representatives of the graduating
class, organized the effort to get
Thornburg to deliver the speech, Furr
The students wanted a well
respected, nationally known figure
who was a good speaker, Jackson
Thornburg fulfills those require
ments and is a very interesting
speaker, he said.
Another reason the students
invited Thornburg to speak was his
strong ethical beliefs, Furr said.
Thornburg agreed to deliver the
address before his reappointment by
President George Bush, consenting to
come regardless of the appointment.
He said he is interested in speaking
to law students, Jackson said.
Thornburg has not notified the
school of his topic, but will probably
speak oh ethics or a related subject,
"It reflects very well on the Uni
versity, through his excellent record
of service and his excellent speaking
ability," Jackson said. wl do not see
how we could have chosen better."
Thornburg earned his undergrad
uate degree at Yale University in
1954, and graduated from the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh Law School in
1957. He has served as U.S. attorney
of western Pennsylvania and assistant
U.S. attorney general, and has a
strong background in private prac
tice, Furr said.
"It was a coup for us and we are
very excited about the U.S. attorney
general coming to speak here," Furr
Thornburg could not be reached
Thursday for comment.
Lab to present Williams7 dark tragedy
By CARA BONNETT
Assistant Arts Editor
Something terrible happened when
Sebastian and Catherine went abroad
jast summer, so terrible that Cath
erine's aunt would rather subject her
niece to a lobotomy than let the story
Such is the premise of Tennesse
Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer,"
the Lab Theatre's latest production,
which opens this weekend.
The play, which actress Jennifer
Stratman describes as "very dark
tragedy," is Williams at his most
compelling. "Tennessee Williams is a
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poet creating images," said Stratman,
who plays Catherine. "You get caught
up in his images, and you just have
to go with it."
The play is set in the 1930s, when
the medical community was just
beginning to experiment with lobot
omies as a cure for insanity, according
to Stratman. However, because the
technique was still in its experimental
stages, most lobotomy patients ended
Williams himself described the play
as some of his best writing, according
to director Andrew Edmonson.
Williams' own sister Rose was given
a lobotomy on their mother's urging,
and the play's autobiographical
nature makes for intensely personal
drama, Edmonson said.
In addition, . while the play is
written in the tradition of classic
American realism, Edmonson said, it
also relies heavily on Williams'
"poetic, heightened language and big,
"If it weren't written so well, it'd
be melodrama," he said.
But the language also presents a
unique challenge for the company.
"You have to find the point where
it's real, but where you're also giving
the language its full value," Edmon
son said. "The world is very dark,
and you have to dive into that."
"It's a loaded play," said junior
Laurie Dhue, who plays Violet
Venable, Catherine's aunt. Dhue
described the play as a tragedy of two
women. Violet Venable is an elderly
woman who sees her own life falling
apart, while Catherine is a young girl
struggling to tell the truth.
Stratman agreed, saying, Catherine
"needs to purge herself and tell her
story. That's what makes her strong."
Suddenly Last Summer will be
performed by the Lab in 06 Graham
Memorial Sunday and Monday at 4
and 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Come 45 minutes before the perfor
mance for tickets. There is no sign
works to combat
By DAVID ABERNATHY
Staff Writer .
Besides providing students with
a good conversation topic, this
week's measles vaccination' did
something else it forced stu
dents to realize they are not
invulnerable to most diseases.
In fact, there is a disease that
hits hardest among 20- to 40-year-olds
multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is a chronic disease that
"short-circuits" the central ner
vous system. It slows down brain
signals trying to reach the muscles,
which disables or even paralyzes
"Immune cells are sensitized
against myelin (a substance that
facilitates conduction of signals),"
said Pierre Morell, professor of
biochemistry. "The electrical con
nections get screwed up."
An estimated quarter of a
million Americans have MS, and
more than 200 young adults
between the ages of 20 and 40 fall
victim to the disease each week.
Experts do not know the causes
of MS, but . some research is
finding answers. "The most recent
speculation is that it has to do with
exposure to a virus in the teenage
years," Morell said.
There is no known cure for MS.
However, biomedical research
supported by the National Mul
tiple Sclerosis Society is providing
hope. Another nationwide student
organization, Students Against
Multiple Sclerosis (SAMS), is
assisting in the fight against MS.
"SAMS is a fund-raising and
awareness program," said Tracy
White, manager of SAMS. "We
want to increase awareness of
what MS is, because people con
fuse it with other diseases such as
In addition to fund raising and
increasing awareness, SAMS pro
vides services for people with MS
through local chapters of the
National Multiple Sclerosis
Society. Another major goal of
SAMS is to get college students
involved in fighting multiple
"One reason SAMS was started
was to interest students, since MS
often hits people at that age,"
In the five years that SAMS has
been running, the number of
campuses involved has grown
from 12 to 200. UNC used to be
an affiliate, but there is currently
no SAMS group on campus.
SAMS is now raising money for
MS by way of a national lip-synch
competition sponsored by Maxell
and through Pictionary and Bal
derdash game tournaments, which
are being held on campuses across
For more information of how
to get involved with SAMS, call
Pay your dues before sin
Bo Diddley spent much of his life
poor. Blind Lemon Jefferson had a
heart attack on the streets of Chicago
and was left there to die of exposure.
Billie Holiday died of a heroin
The blues come from an intense
amount of pain not only emo
tional, but physical as well. That's
why it seemed strange to me to hear
of three middle-aged, middle-class
women, known as Saffire, who sing
Saffire made up of Earlene
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Lewis on bass, Ann Rabson on piano
and guitar, and Gaye Adegbola on
guitar and harp played at the
Carrboro ArtsCenter Wednesday
night to a crowd of about 70.
While they played well over 20
songs, the majority of their songs
were covers, ranging from Patsy Cline
to Willie Dixon.
The first problem with doing so
many covers is that the band must
do one of two things: either play with
such intensity that the original
performance is not missed or play
with such command that' the song
becomes their own. Overwhelmingly,
Saffire missed the mark of each
This is not to say that they are
incompetent musicians; they are not.
But none of them played with the
sensitivity of a true bluesman
woman. They played the music but
did not feel the music, and blues is
based on feeling.
However, the show was not totally
lackluster. The group's strong point
is definitely its own material. And
they do play with enthusiasm; you
can tell they enjoy their work. When
Adegbolas sang her version of the Ida
Cox song, "One Hour Mama," the
audience got the feeling that this
woman ain't just talkin'junk; she can
back it up as well. It is unfortunate
that the entire evening was not like
Saffire has only been on the road
since June. They do not have much
experience, as is apparent, and for
now, their act would be more appro
priate in the lounge of the Holiday
Inn (they will be at the "Siena Hotel
on Feb. 15.) ' , -
If these women are still playing the
blues five years from now after
sleeping on floors, being broke and
hungry, and having suffered the other
hardships of the road, they may have
something to say and the feeling to
say it. You gotta pay your dues to
play the blues.
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