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Soviet and US Students Start Campus Magazine

Seeking to bridge the cultural gap between Soviet and American undergraduates, a group of seniors at Harvard are working with students at Moscow State University to publish a bilingual campus magazine.

The publication, Voices of a New Generation, will be written by students from both campuses, and will feature articles about such things as university life, politics and the economy, said David A. Saef '91, the organizer of the Harvard end of the venture.

Saef, who as a visiting student at Moscow State University started a magazine focusing on American culture, said the publication would describe the lifestyles and perspectives of American and Soviet students.

"The magazine is not just about university life, but about economy and other social issues as well," said Saef. "We want it to be a teaching tool for students."

Saef said the first issue would include interviews with students from each Soviet republic and from 15 states.

There are currently about eight Harvard and 15 Moscow State students working on the magazine, which will also be distributed on Moscow State University campus, Saef said.

The magazine is now being registered with College and the first issue will probably come out in January, Saef said.

CityStep Ball Tickets Sold Out Yesterday

Students who have waited this long to buy tickets to the November 3 CityStep ball will have to keep waiting.

The tickets, which numbered around 1000, were all sold out by 3 p.m. yesterday. The Holyoke ticket office started selling the tickets October 19th.

"After the last person [who bought the last ticket] left, people coming in for the tickets were upset and heartbroken," said Stephen D. Frick '93, who works in the office.

CityStep is a public service program that teaches area school children to dance. It culminates in a musical production in the spring.

Kendalle Cobb '92, producer of special events for CityStep, said she was delighted that the upcoming first-year parents' weekend did not affect ticket sales.

"I'm glad that many students support CityStep," said Cobb, calling the ball "really the biggest fund-raiser for CityStep."

Court Bans Umina From Televised Debate

The Supreme judicial Court yesterday refused to issue an order that would have allowed independent gubernatorial canidate Len Umina to take part in tonight's debate between Republican William F. Weld '66 and Democrat John R. Silber.

A lower court had already ruled against Umina, who alleged that WCVB-TV, WHDV-TV, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and canidates Weld and Silber illegally excluded him from last week's televised debate.

Umina said the debate amounted to an illegal contribution of funds by the media to Weld and Silber's respective campaign funds.

"The media is not to blame, but they are influenced by the large seven digit revenue accounts of other campaigns," Umina said in an interview. "They do not want to anger these important clients by inviting a competing viewpoint."

Although the court ruled against these allegations last week, Umina appealed the decision, hoping to get an emergency restraining order that would have allowed him to appear with Silber and Weld in the televised debate scheduled for tonight on WHDH-TV.

Gwen Gadge, a spokesperson for The Boston Herald, said the "decisions to include William Weld and John Silber were based on journalistic criteria and that the Boston Herald does not oppose or endorse Umina."

According to Gadge, the "journalistic criteria" were based on "various polls, including the September primary, which indicated that William Weld and John Silber were high visibility canidates."

Throughout his campaign, Umina has claimed to represent "the disenfranchised voters and the middle class professionals who are not politicians." He said these voters are not satisfied with either the Republicans or Democrats.

Umina said that the debates are another instance of the "political elite who control the agenda" going against the benefit of the public. Umina said that his platform is "based on the Jeffersonian theory of democracy which stipulates that government information should be open, public and easily accessible."

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