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4The Daily Tar HeelThursday, September 28, 1989
Student actor stresses commitment as key to success
By ERIC ROSEN
What Tim Karcher does isn't all that
unique, he says.
. "Anybody on the planet can act,"
said Karcher, a junior dramatic arts
major who has performed in more than
15 productions during his career.
But not everyone is an actor, and the
reason for that is simple, he says.
"Acting is a question of degrees of
Karcher's commitment to acting has
increased steadily since he came to
school at UNC from his hometown of
. "I started acting really late in high
school I was a junior. So college
acting was a really new thing for me,"
The interest quickly took over his
life, and, after his first semester at UNC,
he left school. "My artistic and aca
demic agendas were working against
one another," he said. "I needed to get
Karcher spent the summer of 1987
with the British American Drama
Academy, which operates summer
terms at Oxford University. The suc
cess he experienced there led to a one
semester scholarship with the academy
"Acting at UNC and living as a stu
dent of acting are two different things.
Theater was so intensive in London
that you couldn't put it aside. That was
when I affirmed my belief in the proc
ess of theater and why it works."
ve never seen anybody in the Lab
who can't act. Everybody's good. We're
fortunate enough to have excellent di
rection." Tim Karcher
Karcher's semester abroad culmi
nated in a production of Anton
Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" in a
small theater in London's West End.
But his co-workers encouraged him
to return to college. "Everyone there
was very supportive. Everybody told
me, 'Go back to school, learn to do
math, learn how to read'."
Karcher now is one of two student
representatives to the Department of
Dramatic Art. "The most important
thing about being student rep is that I
get to represent the other (drama) ma
jors. I want them to succeed. I want
them to be fulfilled as students of dra
matic arts. I respect them because they
Karcher is also involved with the
UNC Lab Theatre and Syzygy Per
forming Arts Company, both student
run drama organizations. "Syzygy ...
was started by friends of mine who
were frustrated by the limitations of
theater on campus," he said. "It's just
an outlet. It was needed and it still is. As
the need grows for it, so does its pres
ence. Syzygy has the ability to be much
more political, sexual (and) controver
sial than Lab Theatre."
But Karcher has a great deal of re
spect for the Lab Theatre and the people
involved with it. "Acting starts with
yourself and ends with yourself," he
said. "I've never seen anybody in the
Lab who can't act. Everybody's good.
We're fortunate enough to have excel
But will he continue with acting?
Karcher admits that he doesn't have
an answer to that question. "Being good
at UNC and being good in New York or
Hollywood are two different things. I
respect the fact that I have a well
rounded education. If I were tossed out
in the real world tomorrow, I could
balance my checkbook.
"When I was a kid, people used to
ask me what I wanted to be when I grew
up, and it constantly changed. One day
I wanted to be a fireman, the next day,
a policeman, the next day, a ballerina.
By studying theater, I am all of that."
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Cubs clinched against a
From Associated Press reports
CHICAGO Few gave the Chi
cago Cubs even an outside chance to
win the National League East this
season: not manager Don Zimmer,
not general manager Jim Frey, not
even the most optimistic of players.
Expected to finish fifth by most
and last by some, the Cubs pulled off
one of the bigger upsets in baseball
history with their second divisional
title in five years.
"The greatest year in my life,"
said Zimmer, who has never man
aged a championship team before.
He came close in 1978 when the
Boston Red Sox lost in a one-game
playoff to the New York Yankees.
"In spring training I knew we
had a better team than we had last
year," said Zimmer, whose club
finished fourth a year ago, 24 games
behind the New York Mets. "Sure, we
were shooting for .500, which would
have been acceptable. Especially af
ter going 9-23 in spring games."
Since 1977, the only Cubs team to
finish .500 or better was the 1 984 group
that won the divisional title.
Reliever Mitch Williams, nick
named "The Wild Thing," provided
the excitement that was to prevail
throughout the season with his first
appearance on opening day. He gave
up three singles to load the bases in
the ninth inning and then struck out
the side to preserve a 5-4 victory over
That was the beginning of an un
forgettable season that climaxed with
winning the divisional title.
The St. Louis Cardinals did come
on and the series in the second week
end of September proved pivotal
for the Cubs, who at the time held a
one-game lead over St. Louis. The
Cubs took a 7-1 lead in the series
opener only to have the Cardinals
rally for a 1 1-8 loss.
The following day, the Cardinals
were poised to take over first place
when they held a 2-1 lead with two
out in the eighth.
Luis Salazar came to the rescue.
Salazar singled to score the tying run
in the eighth and doubled in the
winning run in the 10th.
The Cubs beat the Cardinals again
Sunday and then swept Montreal to
move five games ahead, prompting
Expos manager Buck Rodgers to
say, "I guess we're all playing for
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By BOB McCROSKEY
North Carolina senior midfielder
Chad Ashton, UNC's career leader in
assists, discovered it's not always bet
ter to give than to receive as he tallied
two goals in leading the Tar Heels to a
3-1 thumping of the Campbell Camels
at Finley Field Wednesday afternoon.
The game featured two contrasting
styles of play. In the end, the UNC
finesse style was too much. Campbell
was content to limit its offensive attack
to isolating junior forward Juha Mietti
nen one-on-one with his defender and
hoping for the best. On the other side,
the Tar Heels used their defense to key
their offensive strategy. North Caro
lina wasted no time in attacking the
Campbell goal early and often, keeping
the Camels' defenders on edge.
Campbell decided to test UNC sen
ior sweeper Allen Higgins, who was
starting in place of Richard Wachsman.
He proved to be up to the task, turning
back each determined Campbell effort
with relative ease.
However, North Carolina couldn't
cash in on any of its scoring opportuni
ties. So, both teams tried a new tactic
that proved there was no love lost be
tween the two squads.
Force took precedence over skill as
defenders from both teams took every
chance to hammer opposing players
whenever the ball was near. Campbell
midfielder Steve Payne became the first
of four Camels to receive a yellow card
as he complained too loudly after get
ting nailed by a UNC defender.
At the 3 1 :59 mark, senior midfielder
Marc Buffin broke the deadlock to put
North Carolina ahead, 1-0, with his
ninth goal of the season. Shortly there
after, sophomore forward Adam
Tinkham became the first of three Tar
Heels to receive a yellow card for un
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North Carolina still led 1-0 when the
first half ended, as Campbell continued
to do whatever was necessary to keep
UNC's shots from reaching the back of
In the second half, Campbell once
again relied too much on the physical
aspect of the game. Buffin became the
centerpiece of a Camel sandwich as
Campbell teammates Miettinen and
George Ngando mercilessly crunched
the unsuspecting Buffin between them.
Needless to say, each received a yellow
card for his part in the fracas.
Evidently, Campbell goalkeeper
Peter Moore became distracted by these
events because, moments later, he
seemed to not notice Ashton sneaking
under a high pass from senior midfielder
Nick Efthimou. Moore started forward
to intercept the pass, but Ashton headed
it into the goal before Moore could
Ashton struck again at the 56:32
mark. He came rushing in on a loose
ball and slammed it home from 25
yards out past a diving Moore.
That goal provided a cushion that the
Tar Heels would eventually have to
depend on before the game was over.
North Carolina suffered a slight defen
sive lapse which cost them a goal.
Campbell's Cagide hooked up with
midfielder John Payne with 20 minutes
remaining for a clever give-and-go to
score an uncontested goal as Jennison
came out but was unable to pick off the
pass. That goal broke goalie Watson
Jennison's string of two consecutive
The game turned out to be quite
ugly. Seven yellow cards were issued
among the two teams, a relatively low
number considering there were 43 fouls
called by the officials. North Carolina
collected 24 fouls to Campbell's 19.
Although the UNC defense limited
the Camels to only eight shots, they
were also victims of self-destruction.
Campbell was offsides four times and
failed to convert any of its eight cor
"We'll take the win," Ashton said,
"but we're not really happy with the
overall effort. We should have been up
a lot sooner."
It was a sentiment head coach Elmar
"Campbell always gives their best
performance," Bolowich said. "We try
to decide the game early so that there's
no question who wants to win it. It also
takes a little bit of their intensity that
"It shouldn't have been 1-0 at
halftime; it should've been 2-0 or 3-0.
We should not leave it up to the oppo
sition to dictate how we are going to
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