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6The Daily Tar HeelFriday, February 10, 1989 iThomb'y irg to speak to. law graduates By JAMES COBLIN Staff Writer v U.S. Attorney . General Richard -Thornburg will speak at the UNC law school's commencement ceremonies in May. 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 said. The students wanted a well respected, nationally known figure who was a good speaker, Jackson said. 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, Jackson said. "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 said. 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 out. 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 Live your copy-ecliting fantasy Attention all those who take great glee in correcting others' misteaks. . . i that's mistakes. The Daily Tar Heel is looking for "a few good copy editors. If you think you qualify, take time out from your Tuesday for an easy editing test. The test will take about half an hour and ,will be given in 224 Union any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. You may bring an AP Stylebook and or a dictionary, and you need' not be a journalism major. (I'm not.) Those who cannot attend the testing session should contact Julia Coon in the DTH office Monday after 9 p.m. to make other arrangements. See something newsworthy? Gall 9620245 Health Education brings Carolina "Cool Protection" Mationsil (Condom Week In The Pit: Mon., Feb. 13 & Tues., Feb. 14 Information, T-Shirts, Key Chains, Condoms, Mugs, Nite Shirts, Bumper Stickers & More! For more info call: Ron Martin, 933-4416 or Develta Holman, 966-6586 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 up catatonic. 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, extreme emotions. "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 up sheet. Nationwide group works to combat multiple sclerosis 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 the victim. "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 muscular dystrophy." 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 sclerosis. "One reason SAMS was started was to interest students, since MS often hits people at that age," White said. 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 the country. For more information of how to get involved with SAMS, call 1-800-I-BUST-MS. Pay your dues before sin gmg the blues 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 overdose. 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 the blues. Saffire made up of Earlene Paul Stewart Concert I. v 1 ' " ' ' s s s s v V V V V x s s s s s s u t . r r f f I1 u I it 4 4 Perfect Pair: Your Valentine, Our Jewelry. .0 Wj University Square Chpi Hill 967-8933 "AT TIMES the media are like a little boy with a magnifying glass. The passerby may think he's just looking at a bug on the sidewalk, when he's actually fry ing it to death." To subscribe to Na tional Review tele phone 1-800-341-1S22, or write NR. P.O. Box 96639. Washington. D.C. 20077-7471.. 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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 criterion. 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 that. 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. he Qj Bal Since 1980 lGDflS vcrpn nrnrpr?i ! V. LOVE IS IN THE AIR Giiv a Valentines gift they'll always remember. We're just a phone call away. 40 Different Valentine Balloons Portable Helium Tanks Great Cards Roses Candy Fun Gifts Stuffed Animals For out-of-town sweeties send a balloon-in-a-box nationwide. S 10.50 CT "13 is 208 W. Main St., Carrboro 967"3433 Corner of Weaver & Main, diagonally from Town Hall The Triangle's originals Making it special since 198U Delivered to Chapel Hill. 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