May 21,1982 / Montrose Voice 3
'Sodom and Gomorrah* party raised $4600
The Different Drum and The Loading
Dock clubs joined forces Saturday and
Sunday, May 15 and 16, to present
"Sodom and Gomorrah," the reincarnation of the fabled sin cities of Biblical
The purpose: a fundraiser for the Kaposi's Sarcoma Committee, a group of local
activists, including a victim ofthe disease.
Bill Bailey, owner ofthe Drum, reported
that the function raised a net amount of
$4600 from the $2.00 door donation. This
was turned over to the committee.
Costumes were encouraged at both bars,
located across the street from one another
in the 1700 block of Westheimer, and the
resulting panoply of Roman centurionB,
slaves, Christiana, gladiators and various
and assorted characters reminiscent of
Old Testament days presented an
astounding visual array.
Kaposi's sarcoma, recently isolated as
an identifiable syndrome that attacks primarily gay males in America, is being
fought on several levels. On the level of
education and public awareness, groups
like the Kaposi Sarcoma Committee, just
now in the process of being formed, hopes
to obtain funds from state and federal
governments for increased research into
the causes and prevention of the disease.
Bailey reported that the committee
being formed includes people like Michael
McAdory, who is chairman of the committee and himself a victim ofthe disease, and
activist Andy Mills, state representative
Debra Danburg and several local physi-
need a 15-MPH
Pacific News Service
The 55-mile-an-hour speed limit is a step in
the right direction, but a California man
says it doesn't go far enough.
John Loudermilk has begun a campaign to lower the limit to 15 miles an
hour, with the motto, "insects have rights,
Loudermilk heads a 600-member organization called "Not-Safe" which, among
other things, favors knife, slngshot and
pencil control, as well s a ban on all children's games—because "they lead to
He says the suggestions are to make the
point that the government is passing too
many laws and regulations.
"Good intentions," he says, "don't
necessarily make good laws."
to rule on sexual
International Gay News Agency
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Supreme Court
has agreed to settle a key question involving federal civil rights suits. The justices
said they will consider whether a state or
local official must actually intend to harm
someone before there can be an award of
"punitive" monetary damages.
The case concerns Daniel R. Wade, who
was sexually assaulted while serving time
in a Missouri state prison. A federal grand
jury held the prison guard who placed the
second inmate in the cell with Wade liable
for the incident.
Wade was awarded $25,000 for the injuries he suffered in the sexual assault and
$5000 in punitive damages to deter future
wrongdoing by the guard.
Traditionally, the Supreme Court has
avoided cases involving homosexual
should take over
Pacific News Service
Retired army general William Westmoreland says the only way the U.S. can win
wars in the future is to control the news
The former U.S. commander in Vietnam
says the media—especially television—
was to blame for creating an atmosphere
of public discontent which crippled the
military's ability to win.
"Vietnam was the first war fought with
out censorship," he says, "and without
censorship things can get terribly confused in the public mind."
The makers of Pac-Man are paying a price
for their video game's popularity. Midway
Manufacturing Company, which holds
the copyright on Pac-Man, says its video
maze has become "the most infringed
upon game in the U.S."
Midway says video game counterfeiters
are gobbling up Pac-Man profits, and the
company has filed about 20 federal suits
nationwide, charging copyright infringement, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Ed Adlum, publisher of Replay magazine, says the imitations should come as
no surprise. "When you have a hit this
outrageous," he says, "the vermin come
out of the woodwork."
There are 95,000 legitimate Pac-Man
and Ms. Pac-Man machines in the country
and 350,000 worldwide.
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Remember Joey Dee and the Star-
liters—and the Peppermint Lounge
and the Peppermint Twist—featured
on American Bandstand eons ago.
Well, Stonewall Features just informed us that the Peppermint
Lounge, New York, was a gay
Dick Clark never told us that.
Last weekend's "Sodom and Gomorrah Party" at both the Drum and
the Loading Dock was a great
success—and a ton of fun.
It's purpose, of course, was as a
fund-raiser for research into Kaposi's
sarcoma and the other apparently-
Well, folks. We lost. The Mining
Company whipped the Voice in
MSA softball play last weekend, 17
to 11, which pushed the Mining
Company into second place in the
North Division and cemented the
Voice to last place in the South
Mine manager Randolph Parks
thus wins in his bet against Voice
publisher Henry McClurg, with
Henry to pick up the tab for an ad
from the Mining Company. Randolph says he'll take that ad in a
Complete Montrose Sports coverage elsewhere in this issue, of course.
The Venture-N now has free pool
opening to closing Monday through
Thursday. Richard Wiederholt of
Basic Brothers Clothing is all
excited about his new second location at 1220 Westheimer. And Quan
Hua and his all-Chinese staff have
opened the International Club
Restaurant at 243 Westheimer.
House of Pies, is at Ben Taub
hospital and needs blood. You can
donate, regardless of your blood
type. Just tell 'em its in the name of
Tom Bennet (donor account 100-61-
Tom was hit riding his motorcycle
on Mother's Day (he's a Texas
It was a "hit and run" case.
Anyone with information can call
Wayne with 520-8660.
And as for the blood, go to room
119 at Ben Tuab, 8am-llpm.
Mary's won the volleyball game but
the real story was the cheerleading
contest, judged by the Park Police
Congrats goes to the Drum . for
the cheerleading honors.