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THE MAROON Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1994 V0L.72 NO. 17 ESTABLISHED 1922 Carter said he blessed casino to keep it clean By SIDNEY ALVAREZ Staff writer The Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, blessed the Queen of New Orleans, a riverboat casino, on Feb. 10. Carter said that it was a difficult decision but he participated in the event with the hope of keeping the gaming industry honest and to prevent the business from falling into the wrong hands. The riverboat is owned by the New Orleans Paddle Wheels and the Hilton Corporation. Lester Kabacoff, owner of the local Hilton hotel, and Barron Hilton, hotel chain owner, approached Carter about performing the blessing. "Although many of us, as civic leaders, were opposed to gambling, the leadership of the labor unions and black community were in favor of it because of the jobs it brings to the city. All those thoughts went through my mind when I decided to accept the invitation," Carter said. Paula Adams, humanities/fine arts sophomore, is in favor of the casinos; however, she questions the involvement of religious structures. "I don't think organized religious orders should be involved in the political activities of the city of New Orleans, and even as much as gambling is questionable with regards to the ethical and moral outcome for the city," Adams said. "One of the basic formations of our democratic society is the separation of church and state. I think that should have been taken into consideration," Adams added. Carter said gambling is prone to many vices and that the religious involvement should assist in regulating the riverboat. "Gambling is like alcohol consumption—it is not wrong in itself but can lead to serious trouble if not carefully regulated," Carter said. "Let's put it in this perspective: there is bingo and that is a form of gambling. Priests have no problem with bingo, so I see no problem with the blessing of the casino," said Toni M. Alleman, criminal justice junior. Carter said there are positive points to his blessing the boat. "I think it is good to show support to the caliber of people we need to overlook the gambling industry. Many outstanding people consulted with me and believe that we need to regulate the operation," Carter said. Shabazz speaks of esteem By EMILY DREW Sports Editor Attallah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, brought messages of stopping judgment, knowing one' s self, and nurturing others to Nunemaker Auditorium on Wednesday. As one of several events sponsored for Black History Month at Loyola, an audience of over 100 gathered to hear her words. Shabazz began by pointing out that Black History Month should not be the only time people choose to be vocal. "If we only protest during our 28 days, how will anyone respect us for the rest of the 365 days? You must recognize yourself in terms of the global picture," Shabazz said. According to Shabazz, progress is made when differences in mind-set are recognized. "Often, we need to hear things as By RYAN HOGUET Attallah Shabazz talks of self respect and making a difference. Missing master keys may prove costly By JENNY JOHNSON News Editor Residential Life may have to replace all the locks on Biever Hall at a cost of $20,000 because of a set of missing keys. The keys, which were reported missing Friday, Jan. 28, have either been lost or stolen, said Robert Reed, director of Residential Life. The main concern is that someone could use them to enter parts of the building."They (the keys) give access to almost everything in the building," Reed said. Maria Eslorino, history junior, was the Resident Assistant on duty the night the keys disappeared and is responsible for the keys, Reed said. If the keys are not found within the next week. Residential Life will change the locks on all the doors in Biever Hall at an estimated cost of $20,000. "There's no idea where that money would come from," Reed said. "I don't have $20,000 in my budget. I don't know what we would do." It will take about six to eight weeks for the parts to come in and for Physical Plant to change the locks, he said. Estorino said at about midnight on Jan. 28, she placed the master keys in her mailbox in the office. Steven Benko, English/history junior, was on desk-duty from midnight until 4:30 a.m. that night. Benko said he saw Estorino put something in her box after she performed the nightly rounds of checking each floor. "I saw her go to her box and put something in the box. I don't know if they were the keys," he said. Benko said he remained at the desk at all times during the night. "I was at the desk the whole time," Benko said. No one works at the desk between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Estorino said she believes the keys remained in her box until 4 p.m. on Friday when she took the keys out of her box and put them into William Frazier's mailbox. Frazier,pre-med/biology sophomore, was the primary R A on duty Friday night. Jeff Brown, psychology senior, was the secondary RA on duty. Estorino said Brown called her early Friday evening and told her the wing and building master keys were missing. They had been on a key ring, she said, along with other keys. "I did not notice if the keys were missing before I placed the ring in the other RA's box," Estorino said. Estorino said she believes there is a good possibility that the keys were stolen."I do not know when the keys were taken from my box, but the nature of their disappearance indicates that they were, in fact, taken," she said. On Feb. 11, three weeks after the keys were reported missing, Physical Plant changed the locks that allow access to the hallways. This change cost Residential Life approximately $ 1,000 without labor cost. Reed said, adding that he did not know what the total cost will come to. Brigid Brennan, psychology sophomore, said she is upset that Residential Life personnel did not tell the students about the missing keys. "They didn't even tell people about it. That's the worst thing. They didn't give us the chance to be aware of the situation," Brennan said. Reed said Residential Life personnel did not disclose the fact that the keys were missing because they didn't want to Yearbook yearns for more student involvement after much neglect By CHRIS RAPHAEL Editor in Chief Tracey Guillotte has spent most of her summers since 1990 working on yearbooks.She worked on her high school yearbook, of which she was the editor. As a sophomore and a junior, she helped compile Loyola's yearbook, the Wolf. Right now, Guillotte, political science senior and editor of the 93-94 Wolf, is working on two yearbooks at once: this BEYOND THE CLASSROOM KiTyWliffETflSl year's and last year's. With IS credit hours this semester and a part-time job, she is not excited about spending yet another summer working on yet another yearbook. "I refuse to do that senior year," she said. The Wolf has been troubled by late production, small staffs, and poor financing for more than two decades. The book folded and ceased publication for several years in the 70s. Last year's book has not been sent to the printer yet, but Guillotte estimates that production should be completed by March 1 for the 92-93 edition and sometime in June for the 93-94 book. The 92-93 edition will mark the 70th anniversary of the Wolf, and Guillotte explained that one reason for its lateness is that staffers have been working to make it a quality book, unlike the 91 -92 edition. "Believe me, it's a bad book," Guillotte said, referring to the 91-92 edition, "But when there are four people putting the entire book together, it's not going to be the world." This year the Wolf is trying to overcome many difficulties. 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