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By SALLY PEARSALL
Today's graduates should join
the nation's war on illegal drugs,
baseball commissioner Peter V.
Ueberroth told degTee candidates
in his commencement address in
Kenan Stadium on May 10.
"Illegal drugs in this country are
the engine of crime," Ueberroth
told the more than 5,000 Univer
sity graduates who participated in
the ceremonies. "Insist that your
elected officials do something
about it now.
"Make a better world for your
younger brothers and sisters," he
Ueberroth told graduates to
look at their career opportunities
with an open mind. "Use (college)
degrees as an asset, not a liability,"
he said. "This country is no longer
keeping track of degrees and
restricting where you can go."
In order to move up the career
ladder, Ueberroth said, graduates
should find out how their work
performances will be evaluated by
their employers. "Don't ask too
quickly about (your) salary . . .
ask how they keep score," he
Ueberroth indicated that the
profit motive can become another
kind of opportunity for graduates
in the job market. "(Profit) is a
very nice word," he said. "It's the
engine of growth in this country,
it's the engine of opportunity, and
it also creates jobs.
Late HopMins Tally
By MIKE BERARDINO
BALTIMORE, Md. - An era
Johns Hopkins attackman
Mike Morrill capped an amazing
Sunday afternoon by scoring the
game-winning goal with 1:57 to
play as the Blue Jays eliminated
defending national champion
North Carolina from the NCAA
lacrosse tournament, 11-10, at
The quarterfinal victory earned
a spot for fourth-seeded Johns
Hopkins in this weekend's Final
Four in New Brunswick, N.J. It
also snapped the Tar Heels remar
kable streak of seven consecutive
appearances in the national
The Blue Jays improved to 8
3 with the win. North Carolina,
which was the No. 5 seed in the
tournament, ended its season at 9
4. Morrill's goal, his sixth of the
Graduation photos 10-11
"... without profits there are
no taxes and without taxes there
is no government," he said.
In his closing remarks, Ueber
roth urged the graduates to keep
in touch with each other in the
future. "Don't let go of your
friendships," he said. "Keep the
link of this great group of people
Ueberroth, who was president
of the Los Angeles Olympics
Organizing Committee and Time
magazine's 1984 Man of the Year,
was UNC's first commencement
speaker who had no official ties
to the University. Previous key
note speakers at University com
mencement exercises have either
had close ties with the University
or have been North Carolina
Before Ueberroth's speech, class
officers Michele Killough and
David Venable gave separate
addresses to the graduates.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have
made it," Killough said. "We're
graduating with a degree from one
of the most prestigious universities
in the country, and we're better
for the experience."
"The degree you receive today
will set you apart as a select group
of people," Venable said.
UNC-system President CD.
Spangler also spoke to the grad
uates. He urged them to support
UNC in the future.
game, was the last in a wild fourth
quarter. With the score tied at 10,
Hopkins attackman Craig Bubier
picked up a loose ball and streaked
down the left side of the field.
Bubier then shipped a pass to
Morrill in front of the goal and
the senior beat UNC goalkeeper
Barney Aburn for the deciding
North Carolina had one last
chance to tie the game and send
it to overtime, but freshman goalie
Quint Kessenich stopped Scott
Cox's shot with 10 - seconds
remaining and the Blue Jays ran
out the clock.
Kessenich had quite a game in
his own right, registering 21 saves
on the afternoon. The freshman
netminder's performance barely
offset UNC's 41-29 advantage in
shots on goal.
M We were very psyched for this
game and there was no denying
us today," said Johns Hopkins
coach Don Zimmerman, a former
"I trust you will continue to be
a part of the life of this great
University," Spangler said.
"(UNC) is dependent on your
loyalty and support . . . protect its
freedom to be a great University.7
At the start of the ceremony,
graduates celebrated their com
mencement in various ways as they
marched into Kenan Stadium.
They popped champagne corks,
tossed beach balls and Frisbees,
and carried banners. One group
left the procession to set up a
football scrimmage on the field;
another group took turns swinging
around the goal posts.
Two graduates carried a large
banner that said "Mom and Dad,
We Love You."
Chancellor Christopher Ford
ham said he thought the com
mencement was the largest grad
uation the University had ever
Those who received honorary
degrees during the ceremony were
William B. Aycock of Chapel Hill,
Kenan professor of law and chan
cellor emeritus, and Margaret T.
Harper of Southport, an insurance
executive, who received doctor of
law degrees; the Rev. William W.
Finlator of Raleigh, who received
a doctor of divinity degree; Dr.
William N. Hubbard of Hickory
Corners, Mich., who received a
doctor of science degree; and
Samuel T. Ragan, the state's poet
laureate, who received a doctor of
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assistant at UNC under Scroggs.
"We knew this was a do-or-die
situation, and the guys really
responded to the pressure."
Johns Hopkins will play No. 1
seeded and undefeated Maryland
in one semifinal game Saturday.
Second-seeded Cornell will meet
No. 3 Syracuse in the other
The fourth quarter began with
Hopkins ahead, 9-7. Goals by
North Carolina's Seivold brothers,
Gary and Joey, quickly knotted
the score. Midfielder Steve Huff
then struck at the 6:07 mark to
give UNC its first lead since 2-1.
Hopkins, however, refused to
surrender its 20-game winning
streak in home playoff games. The
Blue Jays' Brendan Kelly re-tied
the game at 10-10 with a screen
shot at the 4:19 mark, setting the
stage for Morrill's heroics.
Ml was really thinking about last
year's semifinal game with them
(in which UNC rallied to win in
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overtime, 10-9)," Morrill said.
uWe were all worn out in the
fourth quarter, but there was no
way we were going to let that
"It was the same way in the first
quarter when they got that quick
lead. I thought, 4Oh, no. They're
going to jump all over us. For
tunately, we hung in there."
Joey Seivold led North Carolina
with three goals, while Rich
Crawford and Brett Davy had two
apiece. Morrill was the only Blue
Jay to find net with more than one
The final score was identical to
that of the first game played
between the two teams this season.
Hopkins also won the April 4
meeting in Chapel Hill when Larry
LeDoyen exploded for five
Before Sunday's game, Joey
Seivold said his team would play
Hopkins with "spite and ven
geance." After North Carolina
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bolted to a 2-0 lead just two
minutes in, it appeared Seivold's
prediction was right on the money.
Instead, Johns Hopkins
responded with the next five goals
to build a 5-3 lead at the end of
the first period. The Blue Jays were
still on top 7-4 at halftime and lead
9-7 after 45 minutes.
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