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April 22, 1983     Bellevue College
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April 22, 1983

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Friday, April 22, 1983 Bellevue Community College The ADVOCATE . Page $ NEWS First amendment q;estion, r U 0t W celebrates F'orme edltor to su a NSCC World Health Day . from firing student newspaper editors The issue has potentially great - " by Chuck Walker Advocate Staff Reporter Michael Cosgrove, former editor of the North Seattle Communi College (NSCC) newspaper, the Polaris, filed a lawsuit March 30, 1983 charging the school violated his First Amendment rights by firing him for expressing a political opinion in the newspaper. Cosgrove will be represented in his suit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Mark Eibert, attorney for the ACLU, said Cosgrove was fired November 9, 1982 by a joint student- faculty Board of Publications. The firing occured the same day a headline and graphic for an Eibert article on Veterans' Day and a cartoon portraying the faculty advisor as censor appeared in the Polaris, sd Eibert. Eihert said "It is a well established legal principle that the First Amendment prohibits college officials for anything else than posing a material and substantial threat to school work or discipline." According to the December 14, 1902 issue of the Polar/s, Ceol Baxter, President of NSCC, said "The board acted within its authority and acted properly." Saying this in a written ruling dated December 8, 1982. "It is apparent that Mr. Cosgrove made editorial decisions with which the Board of Publications disagreed. We believe that those decisions were within his authority as editor and that a state supported school cannot penalize a newspaper staff for its political views," said Kathleen Taylor, executive director of the ACLU. "The courts have already established that a faculty advisory board at a state college cannot fire an editor for his opinions. This case Will consider whether a joint student faculty advisory board is also restricted by the First Amendment. 'npact for the independence of student newspapers from college control," said Eibert. Current editor of the Polaris, Greg Grim, said he Will continue to present the facts on the issue and intends to write the articles himself. Grim closed by saying he was not acquainted with Cosgrove and he did not care to comment further. Faculty member and publisher of the BCC Advocate, Craig Sanders said "There is no Board of Publications at BCC. Administrations in the past have tried to establish such boards and 1 have actively discouraged it." Sanders also said he would stand for student rights if the administration imposed censorship, now or in the future. Sanders said "Students do not give up their constitutional rights simply because they are students." bySherry R. Rials - Th e Ebony Fashion Fair theme, "Moods in Romance," combined a dash of grace and a splash of style that fell together with the precision of a fine watch. The models danced, swirled and strutted across the runway before an audien/:e of nearly 1500. The featured items of the evening varied anywhere from classic, working woman's attire to a very risque evening gown by Oscar De La Renta that literally left nothing to the imagination. The commentator remarked, "Wear this dress, and on a clear day you can see forever." Several looks were presented, including fashions for fuller-figured women. Some of the more provocative looks presented included the eighties version of the micro-mini called the "thigh scraper," disposable fashions that resembled leather, but were made from garbage bag plastic. The show stopper of the evening (for the ladies anyway) was when the male models stepped out in loin cloths complete with the flaps on the backside; move over Tarzan. The Ebony Fashion Fair is a fund raiser for charitable organizations. Mode/ flashes 'thh scraper' The show is in its 25th year and celebrating its ser anniversary. R. Soli photo .....  ..... Model struts white double breasted s=it s. s =o Models parade fashion fantules R. Saha/i photo Iy Brace Meske Advocate Staff Reporter speaker Dr. William H. Foege, SEATTLE The University of Director of the Center for Disease Washington Hospital celebrated the Control. Foege spoke of the 35th anniversary of the World Health tremendous advances of world Organization. medicine since the eatablishment of the World Health Organization, such The Organization, a non-profit as the irradication of small pox. Foege agency is working for better world spoke for one hour. health by the year 2000. UW President William H. Gerberding, King County Executive The program split the participants Randy Reveile, and Governor John into groups to attend the three Spellman contributed welcoming scientific sessions, remarks. The subjects of these sessions included education and training in the Mayor Charles Royer, although third world, control of infectious scheduled to speak, was unable to diseases, and traditional medical attend. systems/refugee health care. These lectures lasted approximately two At 6 p.m. refreshments were served hours, outside the auditorium, drawing the Participants welcomed keynote festivities to a close. Young boy end grandpa play with computer I'Creativity' exhibiT, settles in Pacific Science Center by Darryi Luckett Advocate Staff Reporter The "Creativity--The Human Resource" exhibit encompasses the collective thoughts and achievements of 15 contemporary artists and scientists and one plate tectonics te11. Simply by pressing a button, pulling a lever or turning a wheei,'one can explore the elements of creativity on scroller units, see slides, watch videotapes and hear recordings of Margaret Meads field work and the microphotography of Roman Vishneac. Jasper Johns, Buckminster Fuller and many others are featured and will appear by activating videotapes. "Creativity" is a display highlighting creative people and moments from the nation's past. It almost lures the viewer from one exhibit to the next. The exhibit occupies 600 square feet and is self- explanitory; but just in case, there are plenty of programs to go around. If you feel you red more information or assistance, contact Doug Branham, public relations coordinator. After touring the United States for over 43 months, visiting some 13 cities and playing host to four million-plus visitors, "Creativity" made its permanent home Seattle. -,4s