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The Loyola Maroon Volume 71 No. 18 Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana 701 18 February 19, '993 | Slam-dunked:Halftime promoter fouls out By Chris Raphael Managing Editor Shota Goglidze came to Loyola from the republic of Georgia last semester and quickly realized that even in America, things aren't always what they seem. Last Saturday at the Birmingham-Southern basketball game held in the Recreational Sports Complex, he sunk three shots during halftime—a lay-up, a foul shot, and a professional three-pointer—and was announced the winner of $5,000 in the Shoney's Shoot for Loot contest. He had been practicing every day for weeks, and after he thought he won, the student promoter told him that he could pick up the money after the game, Goglidze said. However, according to Craig Bogar, director of recreational sports and athletics, the contract required the contestant to sink a fourth shot from half-court to receive the full $5,000. A work study student who promoted the program had "been confused about the sequence of shots," Bogar said. The work study study student refused to comment. Bogar explained that the student called SC A promotions, which handles the contest, after he discovered the error and SCA agreed to give Goglidze $2,500 and a chance to win the $5,000 by making the half-court shot after the game. But Goglidze missed the half-courter, and was upset that university officials did not know the rules. He told them he attended Loyola and was not in some "socialist country" with a "bureaucracy" that "didn't know what is going on." Nika Berdzenishvili, business graduate and a friend of Goglidze, said that he asked the student promoter several times whether Goglidze had to make three or four shots, and the student answered "three" each time. He also added that, after discovering the error, the student told Goglidze that he wouldn't receive any of the money, but a little later the student negotiated. Bogar thought that the compromise was fair. "It's unfortunate that a mistake was made, but I think in the spirit of compromise, SCA promotions bent over backwards to make a fair offer," he said. SCA could not be reached for comment.comment.Tom Bell, professor of communications, has been trying to help Goglidze receive the rest of his money. "I was told that you don't change the rules after they've been explained and after he was announced the winner," he said. Bogar consulted the Rev. Joe Currie, S.J., dean of Campus Ministry, about the justice of the compromise. Currie also thought the compromise was fair. "With the fledgling program that we have here and the informal setting in the Rec-Plex, I think it is an extremely generous offer," he said. Goglidze added that he might have not received the money because he was a foreigner, and that he felt unappreciated.The thrill of victory—Nlka Berdzenishvili, left, and Shota Goglidze, right, celebrate Shota s $5,000 Shoot for Loot prize. He will only receive half the money due to a technicality./ Photo by Bruce Hynuui, SJ. UPB releases audit, reveals speaker fund expenses By Chris Bonura Assistant News Editor Every semester, the UPB automatically receives 16.6 percent of the money generated by the $15 student organization fee. Last semester, the UPB received approximately $11,000 from the student fee. In compliance with an agreement with the Student Government Association, the University Programming Board recently sent a memo to Student Government Association's Director of finance, Mike Reso, business junior, that accounts for $8,5740f speaker funds that the UPB spent in the Fall 1992 semester. Every semester, the UPB automatically receives 16.6 percent of the money generated by the $15 student organization fee. Every semester, the UPB automatically receives 16.6 percent of the money generated by the $15 student organization fee. Last semester, the UPB received approximately $11,000 from the student fee. This money is transferred from the SGA account directly to the UPB account According to Mike Sylvester, UPB advisor and commuter service cooordinator, funds generated by the student fee comprise about onethirdof the UPB's budget The board also receives funds from the university.The UPB does not charge admission to any of its events. Sylvester said that the UPB has considered charging, but has not charged because of added security expenses required by the university. "If we charge, it actually costs more," Sylvester said. By automatically receiving student fee funds, the UPB by-passes the SGA funding criteria that requires organizations to present a letter intent to receive funding for honorariums. According to Mark Holloway, UPB president and communications senior, the UPB has its own criteria for evaluating lectures: the Wellness Model. The Wellness Model is based on the different aspects, such as spirituality, sexuality and intellect that comprise a healthy individual. The UPB attempts to address as many of these aspects as possible. George Wright music senior, thinks that UPB could choose speakers with "a little more diversity." "The speakers all seem to be involved in pop culture," said Wright SGA president Scott Laragy, second-yearsecond-year law student, said that the SGA is supposed to make sure the UPB spends the money, but the SGA "has no control over what they program.""It [the procedure for the UPB speaker fund transferral] is not very nailed down. They have a lot of latitude," Laragy said. Of the $8,573 that UPB receives from the SGA, $3,822 was spent on Tabitha Soren, MTV news correspondent, who came to urge students to vote. A UPB evaluation, compiled from board members' reaction at a meeting, estimated turnout at only "180 maximum,"citing the lecture's placement in the middle of mid-terms as an inhibiting factor. The evaluation also said that "The speaker could have been more effective."According to Holloway, T-shirts that promoted "Rock the Vote" did not sell as well as expected. There was also a question about using the "Rock the Vote" logo. Although the UPB had permission from MTV to use the logo, Soren later informed Holloway that she was associated withMTVV'Chooseor Lose"—not "Rock the Vote"— and that "Rock the Vote" pays for their publicity on MTV. UPB absorbed a loss of $105 for food ordered for the scheduled arrival of former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley on Nov. 11. Manley postponed the visit because he was sick. The UPB donated the food to charity. Manley, who rescheduled for Feb. 4, lectured to an audience of about 200 at Nunemaker Hall on the role of the Third World in the "New World Order." According to Holloway, Manley's visit, which was co-sponsored by the Caribbean Student Union, the Black Student Union, SGA, the Biever Lecture series and the International Student Union, represents an effort on UPB part to work with other organizations. Holloway explained that when the UPB co-sponsors an event they don't merely contribute funds: "If we cosponsor something we have to have absolute total involvement in the program.""We [theSGA] encourage that cosponsoring] because we can distribute the money through many organizations."The UPB plans to continue cosponsoring. This semester, they have already co-sponsored a lecture by Seri Locker, who spoke during Human Sexuality week, with the sexual aggression prevention committee, and they plan to co-sponsor a lecture by Anthony Lewis, New York Times columnist, with the Biever Lecture series. Steve 'Trash," who did an environmental presentation, received $1,473 in honoraria from the UPB. Rick Jeansonne, chemistry freshman, who saw Steve 'Trash," said, "He wasn't worth $1,473." "It was nothing that I didn't already know," said Jeansonne. I [■I.UMJddUi/ Crime dog teams up with |! Public Safety to make kidnapping 'ruff 1 I See page 4 g n bhhwhbbhmhbb^B^BMHl^HßHßßlWWW 11 1 Braving Angus Mudbug ] I 111 Ml l|j [^SEEDIS: Lewd and krewed for I Mardi Gras in the Quarter |||| See page 9 |j| — The Maroon will not publish next week due to Mardi Gras break, Publication will resume March 5.
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