The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 08, 1985, Page 2, Image 2

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Sports reporting takes bad news with good
By Rodney Fobert
Sports Editor
.1 would like to take this time
to explain a little bit about
what I do as sports editor of
The Print, and also dispel a
rumor which has cropped up
As sports editor, I try to
find out what is happening in
the sports department so that I
can keep the readers informed
about the College’s sports pro­
gram and athletic teams.
It often goes beyond finding
out if a team won or lost,
however. I talk to the coaches
and athletes who are directly
involved in the College’s varie­
ty of sports events to get a
first-hand view of the action.
Talented athletes such as
Rob Durkee, Terry Frison,
Julie Siler and Joanne Ineman
are just a few of the
Clackamas athletes who, due
to their hard work and deter­
mination, have become well-
known to the sports fans of
the College. Likewise, there
are coaches
such as Alan Knoop, Royce
Kiser, Marilyn Wynia and Phil
Garver, who help to shape
these athletes and in doing so
have gained the recognition
they deserve.
Now, if you’re still with me,
you are probably wondering
when I am going to explain
about the rumor I mentioned
in the first sentence.
Not long ago, we, The Print
staff, heard a rumor about the
College’s baseball team which
warranted some investigation.
Like most rumors, we soon
Community Corner
found that the facts had been
blown way out of proportion
to what had actually occurred.
According to what we had
heard, six members of the
baseball team were suspended
for missing a practice. Because
of the suspension, they had
allegedly gotten drunk and
were then arrested. In addi­
tion, the rumor included that
Roeder used College funds to
bail out the athletes.
You can imagine our desire
to get to the bottom of the
such a story. Paul Roeder,
head coach of the baseball
team, took the time to meet
with us to explain the incident.
Roeder explained the truth
was that six team members
were to be suspended for one
league double-header game
because they missed a practice.
By Fritz Wenzel I
It is probably because I got a parking ticket
today for staying over two hours in a space on a
street few people drive on and is located in a
part of town that makes even fewer want to
stop that I write about ridiculous laws that
govern our lives. It doesn’t take long to
recognize that these laws that follow are strictly
enforced, and some of them constitute cruel
and unusual punishment:
versation that he knew the old one had retired,
So much for activism.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS: You get your first
hint that you may be a loser when you decide to
start collecting baseball cards, so you go to the
store and pick up a pack and all you get is
checklists. You know you’re a winner when you
can actually bite through the bubble gum that
comes with the cards.
CONWAY’S LAW: In any organization there
will always be one person that knows what is
going on. This person must be fired.
FINSTER’S LAW: A closed mouth gathers no
possible if you don’t know what you are talking
secret to success is sincerity. Once you can fake
■ that, you’ve got it made.
The one day of your life that you would sell
your soul for something, there is a glut of souls.
you look closely at the advertising on 82nd
avenue as you pass the Burger King (my home
away from home) restaurant near Town center,
you will notice on the billboard that
McDonald’s is urging you to keep on driving'
another 1/4 mile. Won’t these guys ever get
along? It is as bad as the Coke/Pepsi battle for
the buck. ,
try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hit­
ched to everything else in the universe.
love sausage and respect the law should never
see either being made.
¡Hilts, our newly-elected ASG president, who
stressed political awareness in his campaign,
did not even know who the president of our
College was, or, for that matter, did not give a
; visible recognizable signal during a recent con­
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SEEN AND NOT HEARD: I have had it with
those portable radio sets that people plug into
their ears. Forget that they are destroying
young America’s hearing so fast that the major
growth industry 10 years from now will be
television adapters for the hearing-impaired.
And forget that they are the number-one driv­
ing hazard on the road today, (aside from
teenage drivers themselves, that is). The people
that wear them are the rudest people around. If
I go to all the effort to say “hi” to someone as I
pass them on the street, I deserve a response.
My self-image is fragile enough as it is, without
being treated like I was invisible. Let me put it
to you this way: My friends ignore me because I
deserve it. It isn’t fair when a total stranger can
get away with it.
In a completely separate inci­
dent, a member of the team
was arrested for driving under
the influence of intoxicants
(DUII). He was released into
the custody of Roeder and no
College funds were used.
During our meeting with
Roeder, he refused to give the
name of the team member who
was arrested for DUII.
However, since the arrest is a
public record we were able to
find out who it was, and while
we could print his name, we
feel it is unnecessary.
What disturbs me about the
whole incident is Roeder’s first
words to the staff when we
met with him. Roeder asked
us, “Do you have anything
Since I am a sports fan as
well as sports editor of The
Print, I was more than a little
surprised at Roeder’s ques­
tion. Getting the facts straight
is an absolute must as a jour­
nalist. That includes the good
as well as the bad things that
happen in any situation.
To assume that we were out
to discredit the sports program
just because we wanted to
know the truth about a rumor
is ridiculous. I feel that we
have done ourbest to give our
readers accurate and up-to-
date information about
everything, including sports,
in the College environment.
During the year we have
covered not only inter­
collegiate sports, but also the
intramural activities. In addi­
tion we have brought you
features on some of the
outstanding athletes of the
In the sports pages of The
Print, we strive to bring you,
with words and pictures, the
dedication, determination,
and the winningspirit of the
athletes of Clackamas Com­
munity College.
The Print gladly accepts any letters
to the editor. All letters are subject
to editing and should not be
libelous, obscene or false. Letters
must be typed and double-spaced.
It must be signed by the author and
be accompanied by an address and
phone number where he/she can be
THE PRINT aims to be a fair and impartial journalistic medium covering
the campus community as thoroughly as possible. Opinions expressed in
THE PRINT do not necessarily reflect those of the College administra­
tion, faculty, Associated Student Government or other members of THE
PRINT staff. THE PRINT is a weekly publication distributed each
Wednesday except for finals week. Clackamas Community College,
19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City, Oregon 97045.
Office: Trailer B; telephone 657-8400, ext. 309
Editor In Chief: Shelley Ball
News Editor: Fritz Wenzel
Arts Editor: D. Dietrich
Sports Editor: Rodney Fobert
Copy Editor: Fritz Wenzel
Photo Editor: Joel Miller
Advertising Manager: Bill Fergusson
Staff Writers: J. Jason, Amy LaBare, Julie Miller
Staff Photographers: Jeff Meek, Dan Wheeler
Graphics Assistant: Han Tran
Typesetter: Jacque deWaal
Advisor: Dana Spielmann
Clackamas Community College