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833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
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Dr. Jacob Martinson
Graduates adorned with
their honors and regalia
parade past waiting par-
ents and friends.
Dr. James Stitt leads the
sional as we (again) cel-
ebrate outdoors on the
Roberts Hall lawn.
Years ago I became acquainted with Richard Salmon. I never knew him personally,
but I became acquainted with him through his writings. He was an artist and an
author who was greatly influenced by his surroundings in the hunting and fishing
country of central Pennsylvania.
Salmon tells of a hunting dog in the woods, an English setter whose tail is all tangled
with dock burs. When we see such things our first reaction is to pull the burs off the
tail: but in reality, this beautiful dog is performing a very useful task, the task of
transporting seeds that were made to stick on dogs and other animals so they would
be transported across the fields and throughout the woods. The dog and his burs are
all a part of a giant plan; so are we.
You the class of 1999 are here for a purpose and you will leave here as part of that
giant plan. Before the foundation of the world, God had a plan for your life and mine.
That is how important we are! May you find your part in that plan, and fulfill it as
God enables you to do so, and may you be truly blessed in the process.
With highest regard,
Jacob C. Martinson
A Profile of the
igh Point University is a four year lib-
eral arts university which offers over 40
.-academic majors. Degree programs
include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science,
Master of Business Administration, and Master
of Science. Enrollment tops over 2,700 with both
daytime and evening degree students on the
main campus in High Point and the satellite
campus in Winston-Salem.
The University was founded as High Point Col-
lege in 1924 by the United Methodist Church in
association with the city of High Point. In 1991
the Board of Trustees voted to change the name
from College to High Point University.
Today the University is headed by President
Jacob Martinson and boasts of over 30 buildings
and 140 faculty members. The University has
been listed in the US News and World Report as
a Top Ten Southern Liberal Arts college (1999).
Senior Gavin Magaha
gleams with pride as he
makes his way to gradua-
Getting Settled In
The Student Orientation Staff Eases Transition
Wendy Cannady (Sec. to the VP of
Internal Affairs), Dr. Vance Davis ( VP
for Academic Affairs), Dr. Jake
Martinson (President), and Dr. Morris
Wray (VP of Internal Affairs) wait
alongside the Student Orientation
Staff to welcome parents and new
Have a Coke and a smile. The Orien-
tation crew provides free sodas for
the much-needed breaks on Move-In
Justin Wood and Nicole Tarrantino
jockey for the use of the bullhorn while
helping direct crowds and answer
Student gather at the Slane Great
Room to have their ID's made, year-
book photos taken, and finish all those
last minute details of becoming a stu-
Dr. Michael Gaspeny, Steve
Koppenhauer, Hardy Koenig, and
Todd Carter assist students during
Traffic Coordination is one major di-
vision of the Student Orientation Sta f f The Activities SOS staff ( lead by Chad
along with Testing, Activities, and FrittsHshardatvvorkduring theluau.
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Move-In Day can be overwhelming for new students and
their families. The SOS crew of 60 volunteer students
assists with every aspect from parking, refrigerator rental,
and moving in to free sodas, and carpet sales.
The AD staff and RA staff enjoy a day An RA team extinguishes a fire dur-
of teamwork and fun at a ropes course ing the fire safety training exercise,
Matt Norman takes on and conquers the wall at the ropes
course. The 26 Resident Assistants attend an intensive
week-long training program to prepare them for dealing
with a multitude of situations and issues. Topics covered
include fire safety, responding to emergencies, programs
development, time management, etc.
Mindy Wanzie, Pavla Salacova, and
Tonv Brown study their RA notebooks
during the week of RA training.
Learning to make students feel safe and at home
Jasheena Moore and Jeannie Bejacmar
are primed and ready to take on all
the Complex can offer.
Tasha Haskins, Mindy Wanzie, and
Heather Bowers pause for a moment
during freshman move-in day on
August 22, 1998.
Gart Evans, Dean of Students, gets
into the spirit of things during an RA
luau at his home.
There's more to do than just study!
Old Tyme Photo was a big hit right
Chris Huff recruits more volunteers
for an activity set-up.
You Laugh, \ ou Lose comedy SAB sponsored the Fall Activities Fair
gameshow drew a record crowd to and provided free sno cones and cot-
the cafe. ton candy to add to the festive event.
DeidreCotilla, Chad Fritts, and Althea Bingo night is ahvasva hit, especially
Mottas take a break from the luau. with all the great prizes.
Brvnne and Jackie enjoy a moment in
the spotlight with the country group
Gene Liauw, Jackie King, Amy Hanshaw, Chris Huff, and
Brynne Fisher attended the 1998 National Association for
Campus Activities Conference. While there, they reviewed
numerous bands, comedians, and variety acts and de-
cided which entertainment to bring to campus.
Jen Schubert, Dawn Eagan, and Leigh Lambda Chi Alpha brothers and the
Ann Workman (Assistant Director of Great Pumpkin entertained children
Volunteer Services) beam after fin- from Parkview during the Halloween
ishing an APO service fraternity event. carnival.
Kristy Morrison, Director of Volunteer Services, partici-
pates in the Fall Activities Fair. The Campus Connection
Volunteer Center is a division of student activities and
helps match students to community volunteer opportuni-
The Alpha Gamma Delta sisters par-
ticipate in the Juvenile Diabetes Walk
For a Cure.
Making the most of every minute by helping others
Cass Arnold, Andrea Avello, and sis-
ters volunteer at the 4th Annual Hal-
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7^ gether with the University students
to raise money for Crop Walk Against
Lambda Chi Alpha raised over 5,000
pounds of canned food for their char-
Kappa Chi brothers and Finch RA
staff volunteer by participating in the
'98 Crop Walk.
Here and abroad - living & learning different cultures
Hala Qubein and Zack Kasserbaum
enjoy the desserts during the Interna-
tional Club Desserts of the World pro-
Chad Fritts ponders the mystery of
Hala Qubein greets students during Students and faculty gather to eel
the International Club dinner. ebrate Thanksgiving with the Inter
Romano Outerbridge and Cornelius
Watson hang info posters on the many The travel abroad program helps stu-
countries represented at the Univer- dents make new friends and develop
sity. ties with their travel mates.
Hard Rock Cafe is a must-see while in
The HPU gang hits the streets of London. The study
abroad program gives students the opportunity to live in
a different culture while still earning college credit. Plus,
the students have short trips planned around Europe to
expose them to other countries.
The S.O.S. team served as referees Ready, set, pull! Tug of War helped
during Derby Day and helped make it involve all the members of each team
a great success. in the competitions.
Rebecca Mendenall zips by on her hippity hop during the
finals. Over 20 teams participated in Derby Day represent-
ing Greek organizations, service clubs, and residence halls.
The purpose of Derby Day is to bring our community
together in fun games and competitions.
Brandon Van Hoose catches a way-
ward balloon during the balloon toss,
It all starts with the toss of a hat
Ben Rooke and the men of the Barbie
House show off their winning smiles
and interesting hats as thev get ready
jw^, to compete.
Margie Hebenstreit and Pam
Garwacki staff the Bullpen, ready to
answer questions and bandage boo-
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Justin Picolet stands readv to toss the
official derbv to kick off Derbv Dav, a
five year tradition.
Derbv Dav mattress race is a hit as the
Danellie Barbetti team races to the
Clubs and organizations provide an Brandon Van Hoose and Jimmy Routh
atmosphere of fun and fellowship plus enjov a round of frisbee golf out on
leadership opportunities. the intramural field.
Tommy Rich and Bill L'Eplattenier
hang out at the Panther Point.
Dr. Martinson and Bishop Thomas
Stockton speak with Dr. Norman
Christensen (left), the University Ar-
bor Day speaker with the IDS Cul-
tural Events series.
Megan Kovalcik, SGA secretary, programs Channel 8,
HPU's own TV channel with the latest program update.
SGA purchased the cable channel in the fall to help
promote activities and events. In the future, SGA hopes to
be able to broadcast movies on this channel.
Beth Anne Zimmerman and [immv
Beautiful ladies gather the show off Rou[h , hmv that setrin g up can be as
their evening gowns. fun as the dilnce _
Couples enjoyed a night of romance during "An En-
chanted Evening." Homecoming is sponsored bv SGA. A
committee of students plan every aspect of the dance,
including decorations, ticket and T-shirt sales, and food.
This year's dance boasted a record attendance of 850.
A view from above shows the fun and
excitement of Homecoming.
Dancing the night away is the order of the evening.
Homecoming Queen Beth Anne
Zimmerman and Big Man on Cam-
pus (for the 2nd year!) Ben Rooke do
a celebration dance together.
Elizabeth Brown and BillL'Eplatteneir
eet a little closer.
Queen hopefuls McCullough
Caldwell, Jennv May, and Beth Anne
Zimmerman wait for the announce-
ment of the Homecoming Queen.
Student lifers Kristy Morrison, Rans
Tnplett, Ted Sikes, and Katv Brown
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Amanda Isaac and Brandon Keebler The Kappa Deltas and the Theta Chis
enjoy a tew minutes off the dance show their Homecoming spirit with
floor. their Toga! Toga! float.
Sophomore Charles Gregory and
Freshman Susan James enjoy the
Homecoming court Candida tes ga ther
during the week's activities.
Lwanna Jordan helps Jimmy Routh
with his boutonniere.
President Dr. Martinson crowns Homecoming Queen
Beth Anne Zimmerman. Big Man on Campus was Ben
Rooke. The attending court were McCullough Caldwell,
Megan Bell, Tara Ebner, Jenny May, Justin Wood, Matt
McLendon, Brent Ayers and Jimmy Routh.
Doug Herring as Mr. Mushnik per-
suades Seymour to become his
The Dentist is pleading for Seymour
to save him from death by his gas
The Do Wop girls hang out.
Little Shop of Horrors
The Tower Players perform November 12-14
Sevmour (Scott Donley) and Audrey
(Nancy Mayfield) share an intimate
moment as he reassures her that she
doesn't need the sadistic Orin.
Jason DeCaprio and Daniel Christian
work the sound and lights behind the
Chuck Havworth as Orin the Dentist.
Jackie Smith, Monica Dowe, Jeannie
Bejacmar, and Wendv Lee, the Do
Wop girls, hack up Orin the Dentist.
Making the University bigger and better
The new apartment building nears its
September 30th date of completion.
A new parking lot and lighting were
installed to help meet the ever-grow-
ing need for more parking.
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A back view of the new apartment
building as the second floor is com-
pleted. The building will house 72
The apartment building will have 12
separate apartments (den, kitchen, 3
double occupancy bedrooms, storage,
and separate bathroom:
High Point University was chosen to receive a grant from the W.K.
Kellogg Foundation to open the Southeast Center for Organizational
Leadership. Several colleges vied for the grants and the field was
competitive. Dr. Pat Haun will serve as the Center's executive director.
Over 200 new post office boxes were
installed adjacent to the old post of-
fice to help meet the overwhelming
The University acquired this residence
on 806 Sixth Street which houses sev-
David Hayworth Building (adjacent to Hayworth
Chapel) was a new addition and added five new class-
rooms and over 10 faculty offices. It also houses the new
Students enjoy Thanksgiving dinner
sponsored by the International Club.
Panhellenic members place the lumi-
naries for Lessons and Carols - a Uni-
versity Christmas tradition-
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their First Annual Halloween dance.
No, it's not the eternal freshman - it's a friendly Troll brought here to
entertain the children during the Halloween festival. Children from two
elementary schools enjoyed an afternoon of games and candy prizes.
Over 40 students volunteered, making it a tremendous success.
Special Times of the Year
The University gets into the holiday spirit
The holidays and volunteering bring
out the best in all of us.
Ted Sikes, alias the scarecrow, makes
Christine Orcutt and Chris Huff juggle
Easter eggs while preparing for the
Rans Tnplett leads the celebration as
the RA's enjov RA Appreciation Day.
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community of people focused on learning and growth.
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Faculty and Staff
Ms. Virginia Blair
Ms. Lillian Creech
80 Evening Degree Program
Ms. Becki Davis
Ms. Cathv Garwood
Ms. Toni Graves
Ms. Catherine King
The High Point Evening Degree program celebrated
20 years of operation in December, 1998.
Evening Degree Program 81
Dr. John Airman
Dr. Guy Arcuri
Ms. Sam Beck
Dr. Richard Bennington
Ms. Amy Berrier
Dr. Grav Bowman
Ms. Wendy Brodar
Dr. Dennis Carroll
Mr. Todd Carter
Dr. Vance Davis
VP Academic Affairs
Ms. Geraldine Chisholm
Mr. William Cope
Dr. Elizabeth Dull
Dr. E. Roy Epperson
VP Administrative Affairs
Mr. Craig Curty
Ms. Diana Estey
82 Faculty & Staff
Mr. Gart Evans
Dean of Students
Mr. Bob Hayes
Ms. Sherron James
Mr. John Lefler
Dr. Woody Gibson
Director of Athletics
Ms. Rhonda Grimsley
Dr. Vagn Hansen
Ms. Dwanna Hayworth
Ms. Jeanie Hazzard
Ms. Shannon Hodges
Ms. Amber Kelly
Mr. Hardv Koenig
Mr. Steven Koppenhauer
Dr. Barbara Leonard
Ms. Melitta McCroskey
Dr. Michael McCuL
Faculty & Staff 83
Ms. Jean McDowell
Ms. Ann Miller
Dr. John Poetzinger
Ms. Roberta Powell
Ms. Ann Murphy
Career & Counseling Services
Ms. Katherine Phipps
Ms. Christine Rollins
Dr. Betty Royal
84 Faculty & Staff
Mr. Jim Schlimmer
Dr. Frederick Schneid
Dr. Donna Scott
Ms. Wendy Smith
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Being Greek is not about wearing letters, but about being part of a
brotherhood or sisterhood.
Panhellenic Council Delegates: Brooke
Weitz, Emily, Andrea Avello, Kim Justin Picolet and Kat Hoffman, (IFC &
Pimrose, Susannah Brown. Not pic- Panhellenic Presidents) kick off Derby
tured: Mandy Barrows, Dana Coogen, Day in August.
Panhellenic Executive Council
Meghan Kahvalsik, Secretary; Danielle Barbetti , Treasurer; Kat Hoffman, President; LauraHenry, Vice President.
Panhellenic Council sponsored an ice
cream social for woman interested in
Justin Picolet leads the IFC meeting
which meets every Thursday to discuss
issues surrounding fraternities.
Front row: Greg Genovese, Justin Picolet, Gerald Black, John Daly. Back row: Jon Hertz, Shannon Basham, Justin Wood, Jake Brown, Todd Carroll, Derek
Montaner, Preston key, Brandon Van House, Jeremy Peloquin.
September 28 - October 3, 1998
Lambda Chis and Zetas show
their winnng spirit during
Pikes and Gams cut loose dur-
ing their rendition of "Tainted
Lambda Chis and Zetas defeat Phi Mus and Delta Sigs win
Delta Sigs and Phi Mus during first place with their time warp
volleyball Greek Week event, lip sync.
Amanda Burrows and Oliver
Schouten show everyone how
swinging is done.
Delta Sigs and Phi Mus show
off their 70's style.
Pikes cheer on the Gams dur-
ing powder puff competition.
Delta Sigs and Phi Mus take
their time during the field day
Phi Mu Sisters
Front row: Tara Ebner, Lindsay Weldin, Lorienne White. Row 2: Lia Carter, Mandv Barrows, Nicole Pizzo, Andrea Whitworth, Melissa Wood. Row 3: Jennifer
Schubert, Jennifer Hutchinson, Danielle Wood, Liz Payne, Lori Sessoms, Rachel Eckert, Leana Layfield, Stacy McCall, Dorothy Schonherg, Michelle Roakes,
Christine Riley, Amanda Isaac, Michelle Holland, Stephanie Matheny, Gaquen Wombough, Lisa Short, Meghan Kovalcik. Missing: Jennifer Holmes, Jennifer
Taylor, Beth Watts, JoAnne D'Angelo, Casey Doran, Kelly Thompson, Karen Bouldin, Emily Hunter.
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Tara Ebner, Phi director; Lorienne White, treasurer; Meghan Kovalcik, Panhellemc;
membership; Lisa Short, risk management/social; Michelle Holland, secretary.
Nicole Pizzo, president; Andrea Whitworth, vice president; Melissa Wood,
Gamma Zeta Chapter
Phi Mus strut their stuff and with the
help of Delta Sig win the lip sync com-
Fall Carnation Sisters gather for a group
Stacy McCall, Rachel Eckert, and Seniors: Lia Carter, Mandy Barrows,
Amanda Isaac goof on off the Phi Mu Nicole Pizzo, Andrea Whitworth, Mel-
hall, issa Wood.
Zeta Tau Alpha Sisters
Front row: Courtney Wharton. Row 2: Karen Teague, Rebekah Forbes, Kelli Johnson, Joanna Ikerd, Jennifer Kale, Sarah Bennington, Heidi Edsall, Rachel Bennett.
Row 3: Valerie Scott, Caroline Sexton, Jackie Brethen, Allison Haberfield, Jess Frey, Beth Francis, Joanna Jensen. Row 4: Shannon West, Beth Anne Zimmerman,
Sue Shute, Brooke Shores, Rachel Norford, Karen Blandford, Becky Hickey . Row 5: Sherri Koontz, Kristi Koontz. Row 6: Randi Komisar, Susannah Brown, Renee
Ridout, Lauren Coyne, Nicole Davis, Carisa Preston, Kerrie Ross, Janelle Kuchler, Kat Hoffman. Not Pictured: Cindy McDonald, Susan Douglas, Kristy, Johnson,
Kim Penrose, Rebecca Toney, Angela Winningham, Heather Renwick, Beth Kreitl, Caroline Bunting.
Zeta Tau Alpha Executive Committee
Front row: Jennifer Kale, Ritualist; Kat Hoffman, Panhellenic; Sarah Bennington, President; Heidi Edsall, Membership; Rachel Bennett, First Vice President. Row
2: Brooke Shores, Secretary; Kristi Koontz, Treasurer, Beth Francis, Historian/Reporter; Joanna Jensen, Second Vice President.
Delta Gamma Chapter
Zeta Tau Alpha
The sisters gather for the first annual
Volley for the Cure to raise money for
breast cancer research.
Lauren Coyne, Nicole Davis, Jackie
Brethen, Kellie Johnson, and Joanna
Ikerd enjoy a Zeta retreat.
Beth Francis and Allison Haberfield
dress for Halloween.
Seniors: Front row: Karen Teague, Sarah
Bennington, Heidi Edsall. Row 2: Carisa
Preston, Caroline Sexton, Valerie Scott,
Allison Haberfield, Jessica Frey, Beth
Francis, Joanna Jensen. Back row: Sherri
Koontz, Beth Anne Zimmerman, Sue Shu te,
Brooke Shores, Kristi Koontz, Becky Hickey .
Alpha Gamma Delta Sisters
Front row: Heather Sitler, Melody McBride, Becca Marcus, Susan Swallow, Bethany Benedict, Katie Keyser, Sabrina Wingfield, Alison Searl, Daneille Cooper.
Row 2: Erin Flannery, Mary Beth Ritchie, Erin Stetler, Holly Huisinga, Kelly Prassas, Tracy McVey, Marisa Winsky, Krisryn Taylor. Row 3: Lauren Ripley, Jenny
May, Karen Butterworth, Julie Foxwell, Erin Delaney, Becky Mendenall, Jen Gunter. Row 4: Megan Moreland, Gena Kafes, Dana coogen, Karyn Poag, Andrea
Avello, Erin Blosser, Amanda Reece, Chloe Harding, Jen Kleinrichert, Amy Loflin, Jessie Mcllrath.
Alpha Gamma Delta Executive Committee
Front row: Jessie Mcllrath, Karyn Poag, Jen Kleinrichert, Erin Blosser, Mary Beth Ritchie. Row 2: Erin Flannery, Bethany Benedict.
Gamma Eta Chapter
Alpha Gamma Delta
The chapter supports the fight against
Sisters enjoy powder puff football.
Andrea Avello, Melody McBride, and Seniors: Front row: Erin Delaney, Jessie
Bethany Benedict are ready for a night Mcllrath, Kelly Prassas, Karyn Poag,
ou t. Dana Coogen, Gena Kafes, Chloe
Harding, Megan Moreland. Row 2:
Lauren Ripley, Erin Flannery, Julie
Foxwell, Erin Stetler.
Kappa Delta Sisters
Front row: Dawn Parks, Megan Hoffman, Mandy Campbell, Molly Kimrey, Jen Killoch, Nicole Sauffer, Jen Boyer, Samantha Mahbe, Megan Bell, Laura Henn
Marie Wilson, Payal Patel, Megan Cramer, Nicole Zulaf. Row 2: Amanda Tone, Jen Jardine, Emily Kalata, Sandy deKotlowski, Sarah Baker, Amy Klein, Je:
McDonald, Jackie Bray, Chrissy Whitaker, Kelly Ivey, Shannon Marrow, Jill Avalone. Row 3: Denise Canter, Meg Parsons, Stephanie Iebba, JoAnna Carlton
Natalie Buono, Jen Mancle.
Kappa Delta Executive Committee
Front row: Laura Henry, Panehellenic; Jen McDonald, Vice President - Standards; Megan Cramer, VicePresident - Membership; Marie Wilson, Secretary; Megan
Bell, President; Jackie Broy, Vice President - Pledge Education; Sarah Brunson, Vice President - Public Relations; Danette Farmer, Treasurer, Payal Patel, Assistant
Gamma Gamma Chapter
Kappa Delta sisters have fun during
Denise Canter performs at the Lip Sync
Seniors: Front row: Jen Boyer, Mandy Theta Chis and Kappa Deltas join to-
Campbell, Denise Canter, Amy Klein, gether for Powder Puff fun.
Dawn Parks, Molly Kimrey. Row 2: Jen
Jardine, Jen Maricle, Megan Bell. Row 3:
Amy Coffman, Jackie Broy, Tanya Jones,
Jen McDonald, Sarah Brunson.
Epsilon Alpha Chapter
Soccer team: Front row: Keith Montecalvo,
Mike McCormack, Herminio Escabar, Rob
Ferguson, Jonas Peters, Brandon Redman,
Jeff Riley. Row 2: Chris Kick, Jake Braysha w,
Tim Wiles, Sean Kirk, Chris Craig, Joe
Barrett, Greg Genovese, Martin Cochran.
Theta Chi Brothers
Front row: Geoff Ball, Jimmy Routh, Brent Avers, Shannon Basham. Row 2: Seth Adams, Chris Craig, Mike McCormack Mike Graff John Griffith, Chad
Thompson, Dave Durham. Row 3: Jason Bochalis, Tim Wiles, Jonas Peters, Martin Cochran, Sean Kirk. Row 4: Don Cicallela Rob Varner Billy Jeffries, Greg
Genovese, Mike Mitchell, John Herring, Jake Brayshaw. Back row: Justin Wood, Jeff Cavin, Sean McCee, Kevin Shute, Chris Jones, Christian Brandyberry,Keith
Montecalvo, John Hent.
Front row: Chad Thompson, Shannon
Basham, Chris Jones. Row 2: Mike
McCormack, Greg Genovese, Jonas Pe-
ters, Geoff Ball, Tim Wiles, Dave
Durham, Martin Cochran, Chris Craig.
Row 3: Brent Ayers, Keith Montecalvo,
Greg Genovese - Treasurer, Sean Kirk -
Marshall, Shannon Basham - President,
Chad Thompson - Vice President, Jonas
Peters - Secretary.
Tieta Chi brothers race to the finish line during Derby Day's Mattress competition.
Delta Zeta Chapter
Delta Sigma Phi
Matt Nelson and Steve Menosky after Phi Mu and Delta Sig hang their ban-
the Big Brother matching. ners for Greek Week.
Scott Seamone, Homer Thompson, and Matt Nelson participate in the annual quiz bowl.
Dan Roof, Chris Crecelius, Scott
Seamone, Danny Santivasci, and Jer-
emy Mais enjoy a little R&R during fall
Ken Depre, Chris McComb, Homer
Thompson, Mike Allen, and Matt
Nelson hang out during rush.
Delta Sigs and Phi Mus work hard against Zetas and Lambda Chi Alpha during volleyball games
Delta Omega Chapter
Pi Kappa Alpha
The brothers hang loose during a wake Edward Johnson lip syncs during Greek
boarding trip. Week.
Pi Kappa Alpha Brothers
Front row: Scott Lahmeyer, Dave Bagshaw, Preston Key, Todd Carroll, Juston Picolet. Row 2: Erich Hoffman, Jeff Overbaugh, Jake Brown, Scott Herlson, Nate
Stephens. Row 3: Nate Budd, John Daly, Steven Hamblen, Derek Mortaner, Jeremy Rash, Matt Costigan. Row 4: John Cutler, PatrickMarcey, Brendan McNierney,
Edward Johnson, Dustin Runnev. Back row: Patrick Zingaro, Adam Davis, Bill Crook, Matt Waite, Charlie Wentz.
The brothers enjoy some down time
Front row: Derek Montaner - VP, John
Daly - Secretary, Erich Hoffman - Trea-
surer. Row 2: Jeff Overbaugh - VP, Jake
Brown - President, Scott Herlson -
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'ront row: Scott Lahmeyer, Nate Stephens, Justin Picolet. Row 2: JettOverbaugnt.jaKt Drow«,Jiuiij a
Iota Phi Zeta Chapter
Lambda Chi Alpha
Front row: Alex Rabb, Hendrix Valenzula,
Brandon Van Hoose, Chris Berman, David
Tuxhorn. Row 2: Doug Heath, Mike
Osmond, Kelley Heath, Chad Baucom, TJ
Chmielewski, Kevin Sellers, Brad Leahy.
Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers
Front row: Kelley Harris, Hendrix Valenzula, Matt Benford, Ross Hendrix. Row 2: Nate LeMaire, Sean Forte, Alex Rabb, Nick Masonis, Chad Bailey, Brenden
Salta, Chris Beiman, Nathan Biggs, David Tuxhorn. Row 3: Yianny Karapanagiotis, Chad Baucom, Gerald Black, Brandon Van Hoose, Kevin Sellers, T]
Matthew Benford goes all out for Hal-
loween this year, making the Hallow-
een Carnival a big success.
Yianny Karapanagiotis, Brandon Van
Hoose, Hendrix Valenzuela hang
around Slane Center before class.
Front row: Matt Benford, Chad Bailey, Ross Hendrix, Nathan B. S gs. Row 2: Kellev Harris, Gerald Black, Mike Wilson, TJ Chmielewski, Brandon Van Hoose, Brad
Our community offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved.
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Front row: Heather Dodd, Nicholas Williams, Amanda Zindorf, Dolores Craddock. Back row: David Bergen,
adviser; Jana Craven, Shannon Buckalew.
Front row: Linda Curtis, Laura Home, Becca Marcus, Kelly Foley, Deanna Benson, John Gantt. Back row: Nicholas
Williams, Christian Brandyberry, Anthony Damico, Brandon Kuebler, Heather Renwick, Heather Hanes.
Delta Mu Delta
Front row: Caren Richenberg, Jason Tucker, Patrick Sullivan, Brett Trantham. Row 2: Richard Bennington, Heidi
Edsall, Kristi Koonts, Sarah Bennington, Samantha Eddy, Kevin Peterkin.
Seated: Jeremiah Wills, Sarah Webb, Tara Ebner, Nancy Mayfield. Standing: Jennifer Ambrico, Dr. Deborah
Danzis, adviser; Daphne Barrow.
Floor: Erin Kelley, Amy Spencer. Seated: Mindy Wanzie, Shannon Buckalew, Romane' Outerbridge. Standing:
Bill L'Eplattenier, Elizabeth Brown, Eugene Liauw, Jennifer Andrews, Chris Rash, Larikus Scott, Rooney
Belizaire, Jobe Beckham.
Order of the Omega
Beth Anne Zimmerman, Jessie Mcllrath, Sarah Bennington, Shannon Basham, Kevin Shute, Megan Bell, Megan
Seated: Chris Huff, Justin Wood, Matt McLendon, Beth Anne Zimmerman. Standing: Larikus Scott, Kat Hoffman,
Senoir Class Officers
Front row: Jen Andrews, Patrick Sullivan, Jamie Macon. Back row: Laura DeBettencourt, Peter Yoder, Amy Spencer.
Home Furnishings Club
Front row: Randi Komisar, Erin Jackson, Kelly Green, Sarah Bennington (treasurer), Karyn Poag, Gena Kafes, Erin Stetler, Erin Blosser. Row
2: Angela Burke, Samantha Eddy (president), Heidi Edsall (vice president), Alicia Miles, Ryan Cecil. Row 3: Ben Bowman, Danita Harris,
Jason Tucker (secretary) Chris Freeman, Charles Washington, David Tuxhorn.
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Officers
Front row: Katie Powers, Mindy Cox, Heather Bowers, Shon Hildreth. Back row: Patrick Sullivan, David Dorrough, Coach Jimmie Burchette,
Laura DeBettencourt, Deidre Cotilla.
Front row: Robin Edwards, Vikki Burton, Michelle Padgett,. Back row: Robert Cilmore, Courtney Mueller, Nancy Maytield.
Phi Tlieta Kappa Alumni Association
Front row: (officers) Tonya Lawson, Sarah Branson, Pavla Salacova, Bill Doerr. Back row: Wendy Canady, Dr. Morris Wray, Niki Alle
Alpha Delta Theta
Front row: Hala Qubein, Tara Ebner, Lia Carter, Beth Newman, Mara Bray, Dawn Eagan, Pavla Salacova, Beth Judy. Row 2: Kelly Shaw,
Jennifer Rudisill, Tiffany Grzan, Jessica Rivera, Nikki Allen, Leigh Ann Workman, Heather Woodson, Tre Jones. Row 3: Megan Pinnix,
Kristen Remine, Sarina Lyall, Amy Spencer, Stacev Lank, Emily Hunter, Heather Hanes. Row 4: Stephanie Tnggs, Andrea Barnette.
Front row: Lauren Woodburn, Tiffany Pruett, Amanda Frana, Holly Huisinga (captain). Row 2: April White, Erin Delaney, Melissa
MacDermid (captain), Jessica Emley, Alissa Ramirez. Row 3: Amer Lewis, Karyn Poag (captain) Jen Venetis, Michelle McKnight Row 4:
Tracy Gwyn, Kelly Thompson, Mandy Barrows, Cass Arnold, Tiffany Jackson. Not pictured: Melody McBride Becky Mendenall
Front row: Jana Craven (vice president), Charmetra Doakes (president), Deanna Benson (legis.). Row 2:Susan Graham (legis.) Robin Godley
(treasurer). Row 3: Jackie Bailey (legis.). Not pictured: Michelle Young (secretary).
Freshman Class Officers
Student Activities Board
Front row:Amanda Isaac, Chris Huff. Row 2: Leanna Layfield, Erin Pratt, Jackie King, Stacy McCall, Kelly Clontz, Michele Roakes, Amv
Hanshaw, Brynne Fisher, Deanna Benson, Deidre Cotilla, Gene Liauw.
Finch and Millis Residence Hall Staffs
Front: Rans Triplett, Barbara McDowell, Lorienne White, Karen Teague, Kevi n Shute. Back: Matt Norman, Jon Stone, Chris Huff, Brandon
Kuebler, Tommy Rich, Bill L'Eplattenier, Brad Bumgarner.
Alpha Phi Omega
Front row: Jen Andrews, Alicia Miles, Jen Schubert, Leigh Ann Workman, John Whitehead. Row 2: Brian Davis, Chris Freeman, Dawn Eagan,
Nick Williams. Row 3: Adam Knight, Mindy Wanzie, Michele Eckes, Melissa Hooven, Wendy Francis, Jeff Hann, Eric James. Row 4: Lee
Whitehead, Misty Dills, Meghan Kline, Michelle Lewis, Nick Coppedge.
Belk Residence Hall Staff
Front row: Pam Garwacki, Kristy Morrison, Monica Dowe. Row 2: David Duggan, Tony Brown.
Baptist Student Union
Front row: Beth Newman, Amy Spencer, Philip Carroll. Row 2: Andrea Barnette, Nick Nowalk, Hala Qube.n, Shelly Dodson.
Front: Catherine Weber, Hala Qubein, Carolyn Adams, Romane Outerbndge, Pavla Salacova, Cornelius Wilson. Row 2: Shadan Alkassim,
Susan Douglas, Lynsey Williams, Sorria Hunt, Vanessa de Lara, Dankinette Gibson. Row 3: Kate Cole, Mandy Hedgecock, Julia Bulkeley,
Dolores Craddock, Darian Dorsey. Row 4: Damien Moye, Kevin Peterkin, Alex Tumanov, Kerstm Schreacke, Peter Williams, Rasha
Complex Community Council
Front row:Angela Moscoso, Romane Outerbridge, Danielle Clarkin, Joelle Davis, Tre Jones, Vanessa de Lara. Row 2: Dolores Craddock,
Shannon Hodges, Monique Shirley, Amanda Zindorf.
Apartment Community Council
Front row: Ted Sikes, Carrie Clark, Erin Kelley, Andrea Barnett. Row 2: Tim Hassett, Karen Bouldin, Elizabeth Brown, Shaun Diehl, Ping
Art Club/Photo Club
Lori Eaves, Angela Smith, Cass Arnold Bn Dewey, Anna-Warren Green, Maggie Nathaniel, Tonya Travis (president), Jessie McCrary (vice
president) Jutta Whitworth, Vil Sayaphet, Amanda Zindorf.
Alpha Chi Honor Society
Front rowjeremiah Wills, Rebecca Smith, Jess Frey, Kristi Koonts, Lia Carter, Brandy Parsley. Row 2: Meghan Kline, Kevin Shute, Amy
Coffman, Brenda Koller, Christopher Haigler, Patricia Stanley.
Front row: Director Todd Carter, GaquenWombough, Michelle Young, Amanda Lassiter, Melissa Hooven, Erin Kellv, Wendy Fisher, Sherrv
Burden, Corienne White, Nancy Mayfield, Hala Qubein, Sarina Lvall, Accompianist Marcia Dills.
Front row: Director Todd Carter, Heidi Edsall, Rebecca Mendenall, Jennifer Andrews, Nancy Mayfield, Shelly Dodson, Accompianist
Sophomore Class Officers (Spring Semester)
Front row: George Taylor, Mandy Space. Back row: Nicole Tarantino, Jenny May, Payal Patel, Stefania Iebba, Eliza Hammond.
Outdoor Activities Club
Mike Boyce, Ted Sikes, Dallas Robertson, April Emerson, Adam Davis, Claire Murphy, David Lange, Darren Ball, Katie Bond, Heather
Katherine Phipps, Leanna Layfield, Rans Triplett, Amanda Isaac, Kristy Morrison.
Learning Assistance Center Tutors
Front row: Jen Schubert, Jessica Holyfield, Laura DeBettencourt, Vanessa Mendragon, Dawn Scheier. Back row: Pam Garwacki, Tara Ehner,
Philip Carroll, Craig Curty (Assistant Director), Brandon Woosley, April Sparks, Sarah Heldreth, Joshua Hykes, Patrick Sullivan, Tiffany
Parris, Pete Yoder.
Student athletes work diligently on and off the playing field . Juggling
academics, social lives, and sports is a full-time job .
Lindsay Kroeger powers past the de- The Lady Panthers show expert con-
fense. trol of the ball.
Jennifer Franks and Elizabeth
Eschedor put up a powerful defense
near their goal.
Marie Wilson shows off some fancy
Emilv Eschedor maneuvers past her
The coaches discuss strategy with the team.
Shane Curran steals the hall
Shane Curran goes head to head.
High Point goes the extra mile to con
trol the ball.
Chad Bailey defends the bal
Damon Ming charges ahead of his
Chad Bailey prepares to pass to Perry
White for a goal shot.
Chad Pomposo uses some fancy foot-
The race is on for control of the hall.
Kenji Dorsey, Matt Van Duesen, David
Duggan, Chris Corrigan, Nick
Shrouder, and Shon Hildreth prepare
for their next meet.
Men's and Women's
Front row: Chris Corrigan, Nicholas
Shrouder, Shon Hildreth. Row 2:
David Duggan, Aaren Bowman,
Baron Heinemann, Matthew Van
Deusen, Kenji Dorsey.
Analiza Ravelo gears up to pass her
David Duggan gets past the wall and
finds his stride.
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Front row: Brianne Hegedus, Kristy Whitaker, Heather Bowers, Annliza Ravelo, Martha Fuller, Mindy Cix. Back
row: Pavla Salacova, Bessie Fuming, Sara Day, Katie Powers, Jessica Healan.
Nancy Groh, Rick Proctor, Keith
Montecalvo, and Heather Phillips
gather for a group session.
Danette Farmer and Laura De
Bettencourt attend to a soccer player's
Meghan Kline, Becky Hickev, Denise
Cantor, and Nicole Saffer practice a
safe carry (and goof off - a little!).
Scott Hornung helps work out a few Andrea Dunn and Heather Phillips
kinks. work on a treatment plan.
Andrea Dunn practices wrapping an
Denise Cantor helps a runner stretch
after a workout.
Becky Hickey ices down an athlete's knee.
The squad goes all out to dazzle.
The Purple Panther Pep Band warms
The Panther struts his stuff
Dance team members root for the
The team gets ready to throw down
The cheer leading squad and mascot entertain the half-time crowd.
The team lines up for player introduc-
tions prior to the game.
Debbie Maier serves up another ace
Keisha Boyd and teammate rise to
divert and spike.
The team sets up to return a spike.
A group cheer is a good way to open
Shana Stephens and teammate wait
for the opponent's serve.
Brooke Weitz digs deep to set up the
Front row: Jessica Dollbaum, Niki Ferguson, Tahirah Dock, Karah Hensley, Keisha Boyd, Debbie Maier. Back row:
Kelly Tysinger, Shana Stephens, Brooke Weitz, Amanda Menard, Chris Honemond.
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Geordie Cullen goes for the rebound
rooks Lee moves around his oppo-
nent to go for the goal.
A huddle before the game gets every-
one in the right frame of mind to win.
Front row: Brooks Lee, Anthony Jackson, Adam Gladieux, Clayton Lyles, Mantas Ignatavicius, Scotty Hall. Back
row: Jimmy Bennett, Myron Stewart, Valdas Kaukenas, Geordie Cullen, Tim Wilson, Quinton Williams, Derek Van
Weerdhuizen, Billy Anderson.
The team gathers around Coach
Ellenburg as they discuss strategies.
Toni Vick takes the outside jump shot
Annie Miller outperforms her oppo
Jessica Dice takes it to the rim.
The Lady Panthers double team of-
fense as they near the basket.
Jessica Dice makes a stunning play as
she sinks the ball before being fouled.
Keisha Boyd gets in close to take the
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Front row: Annie Miller, Jessica Dice, Misty Brockman, Kelly Thomas, Dee Pennix. Back row: Keisha Boyd, Toni Vick,
Deidre Cottilla, Mary Brewer, Courtney Wharton, Kelly Goode, Kesharra Wilson.
Double partners have a laugh after a
Fancy footwork helps get ready for
the next shot.
Pekka Pohjamo practices with Megan
Hoffman and Andrea Avello.
Coach Tertzagian books on as his
Perfecting one's serve takes up most women's team puts in a great prac-
of the practice time. tice.
Quick reflexes are a necessity in re
A stinging serve is the reward of many
hours of practice on the court.
Concentration is the key.
Taair Sciorsa warms up during prac-
The team takes a break between sets. tice.
The team works hard during practice.
The teams relaxes after a scrimmage.
Tyler Baughman celebrates a great
putt while Tom Moore lines his up. Jamie Rauch putts for par
Mike Rasmussen tees off.
Anderson Carter eyes his approach
Front row: Anderson Carter, Tyler Baughman, Michael Rasmussen. Back row: Andrew Smith, Jason Brownell,
Graham Ewart, David Sheets, Tom Moore, Jamie Rauch.
This Panther crosses home with a
smile during a scrimmage.
Another sizzling pitch speeds toward
Practice makes a perfect form.
Teammates set up practice nets for A few warm-up swings before prac-
hittln S' tice help this player get ready to bat.
The team trades off to take the field.
Melissa Henderson works on her
Track & Field
Coach Burchette and Slade Gurley
comtemplate the meaning of their
Carlton Sanders approaches a jump.
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Ed Bunnel leans back to gi\'e it his all.
Cass Arnold, Porsche Jackson, Brenda
Freeland, and Brandilan Price take a
few laps around the soccer field.
Derrico Cooper clears the hurdle.
A year of memories that was 1999 and a lifetime of opportunities that
lie before us, as individuals and as a university
Dr. Martha Gleaton
Friend, Teacher, Mentor
Staff members: Amanda Isaac, Leanna Layfield, Tracey Ray, Rans Triplett, Kristy Morrison, Dawn Eagan, Jennifer McDonald.
Mug shots by Lifetouch Studios. Sports team photos were supplied by the Athletic Department and the Sports Information
Candids were taken by Rans Triplett.Dee Sasser, Kristy Morrison, Katherine Phipps, Tracy Ray, Dawn Eagan, Jennifer
McDonald, Amanda Isaac, Leanna Layfield, and Pavla Salacova.
Advisors: Millie Price and Katherine Phipps.
Plant Representative - Tom Adams
The book is produced by Jostens and contains 160 pages. The first signature contains color pages with the remaining in black
and white. The tip-in is World Beat. The cover is smoke grey with the High Point University seal. The accent color is metallic.
Funding for the yearbook is provided through student fees.
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C A total collapse of the Russian ruble sends world markets into chaos
Boris Yeltsin asks Viktor Chernomyrdin to head the government to
help restore political and economic stability.
O French high school students demand
more teachers, better equipment and
buildings and a lighter course load in
an October protest in Paris. The French
government designates $40 million
annually over the next four years, as
well as 1,000 new teaching posts.
O A discotheque fire in Goteborg, Sweden, kills
67 teens and injures several more, making it
the deadliest fire in modern Swedish history.
Arson is the suspected cause of the October fire
: After a U.N. drug summit in which
150 countries endorse an anti-drug
campaign, the U.S. vows to spend an
estimated $1 billion over the next
five years on anti-drug advertising,
corporate and civic partnerships
O In a dangerous escalation of hostile feelings in the area, India begins
nuclear bomb testing in response to Pakistan's testing of the Ghauri missile.
O A memorial
the first anniversary
of the death of Princess
Diana and Dodi Fayed is
put on display in London's
Harrods department store,
which is owned by Dodi's father.
O On September 2, Swissair Flight 111 crashes in the
sea in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing all
229 passengers and crew aboard. A cockpit wiring fire
is the suspected cause of the disaster.
O In retaliation for the African
embassy bombings, the U.S.
attacks a suspected chemical
weapons factory in the capital of
Sudan and a terrorist training
camp in Afghanistan, and launchei
a worldwide search for suspected
mastermind Osama bin Laden.
AP Photo/Paul Chiasson
On August 7, powerful
bombs explode outside the
U.S. embassies in Kenya
and Tanzania killing 248
people, including 12
Americans, and injuring
more than 5,000.
NASA and Russia will conduct 45 missions to
launch and assemble the International Space
Station Alpha. Set for completion by 2004, the
station will be powered by almost an acre of solar
panels and will weigh almost one million pounds.
: The remains of
Czar Nicholas II
and his family,
killed in 1918 in
and buried in a
mass grave, are
laid to rest in
President Clinton becomes the first U.S.
leader to visit China since the Tiananmen
Square massacre in 1989. Many criticize
Clinton for his apparent leniency toward
China's human rights restrictions.
q Hurricane Mitch
ravages parts of
and kills more than
maki ng it the
storm in the
O On January 1, 1999, the euro debuts as the new
currency in 11 European Common Market countries.
It will be three more years before euro coins and
cash are officially put into circulation.
John Hume and David Trimble, Northern
Ireland's two main political party
leaders, win the Nobel Peace Prize tor
their efforts to end the violence that
has plagued the British province for
After a stop in Mexico City in January
1999, Pope John Paul II arrives in
St. Louis, Missouri, and celebrates
Mass with over 100,000 people
In January 1999, an earthquake that
measures 6.0 on the Richter scale hits
Colombia killing over 1,000 people.
King Hussein ot Jordan, 63, dies on
February 7, 1999, ot lymphatic cancer.
Hussein's 47-year reign made him the
Middle East's longest-serving leader.
C Convicted killer Martin Gurule escapes death row and is later found
drowned in a nearby river. Gurule is the first Texas inmate to escape
death row since 1934.
President Clinton becomes the second
president in history to be impeached.
The House of Representatives charges
him with two counts of obstruction
of justice and perjury. The Senate
acquits Clinton after a five-week trial.
O A massive Millennium Clock in New York City's
garment district counts down the days, hours,
minutes and seconds to the year 2000.
G The U.S. Treasury unveils a new $20
bill designed to be much harder to
counterfeit and more capable
of withstanding heavy abuse.
O President Clinton declares the entire state of Florida a disaster area
after fires burn over 300,000 acres and damage or destroy 150,000 homes.
S After 50 years of work,
the face of Crazy Horse
is revealed at the South
Dakota monument. When
completed, the memorial,
carved out of a mountain, will
be the largest sculpture in the
I Sixteen of the 24 glass beads that historians
believe were used to buy Manhattan Island from
Native Indians in 1S26 are donated to the Indian
Museum of North America located at the Crazy
(> In June, African-American James Byrd
Jr., 49, is chained to the back of a truck
and dragged to his death in Jasper,
Texas, by three men, two of whom have
ties to white supremacists.
AP Photo/Crazy Horse Memorial, Robb DeWald. File
O Mentally unstable Russell
! Weston Jr. charges
into the U.S. Capitol
building on July 24 and
fatally shoots Special Agent
John Gibson and Officer
> A Titanic exhibit tours the U.S. featuring over
200 artifacts and displays chronicling the fateful
ship's maiden voyage and tragic sinking.
C Reform Party
the nation when
he wins the race
Ventura is a
former Navy Seal,
pro wrestler and
action movie actor.
Win September, Hurricane Georges crashes through the
Florida Keys and Mississippi. The killer storm causes
the largest mandatory evacuation in Florida history, and
Mississippi victims receive over $131 million in aid.
Reuters/Jim Bourg/Archive Photos
In response to family pressure, DNA
testing confirms that remains buried in
the Tomb of the Unknowns are those of
Michael J. Blassie, an Air Force pilot shot
down in Vietnam.
AP Photo/Ruth Fremson
Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the
University of Wyoming, dies five days after being
brutally attacked in an apparent hate crime. Vigils
in his memory are held across the country.
In summer 1998, North Texas
temperatures exceed 100 degrees
for 45 days. The state's heat death
toll climbs to 132 and fires burn
over 344,000 acres.
In August, General Motors Corporation
and United Auto Workers reach an
agreement that ends an eight-week strike.
President Clinton announces the federal
government ends the 1998 fiscal year
with a budget surplus of $70 billion,
the first surplus since 1969.
More than 280 colleges now admit
some or all of their applicants without
regard to SAT or ACT scores. Many
schools say the system improves the
academic quality and diversity ol their
DNA tests determine that Rebecca
Chittum was unknowingly switched with
Caliie Conley at a Virginia hospital after
their births three years ago. This case
prompts a national debate on the need
tor stricter hospital procedures.
O A computerized T-shirt, woven with fiber optics
and electrically conducted thread, may soon
monitor the health of soldiers, rescuers, the
elderly and others who are medically vulnerable
O The USDA announces
that a 25-millisecond
blast of 270-degree steam
applied to meat kills 99.99
percent of the bacteria.
This process follows
the unpopular method
1 On August 12, the $1 billion Titan 4 rocket explodes 42 seconds after
liftoff. The rocket payload included a highly classified Defense
Astronomers discover and photograph a
planet outside our solar system that is
about 450 light years away from Earth.
Alabama hairdresser Philip McCory
discovers that human hair soaks up oil
from water, which prompts NASA to
investigate ways to use human hair to
clean oil spills.
In August, renowned Houston heart
surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley performs
open-heart surgery which is broadcast
live on the America's Health Network
Internet web site.
David Scott, who lost his left hand in a
fireworks accident, receives the first
U.S. human hand transplant in January
1999. Scott has regained limited motion
in his donor hand.
A USA Today investigation reveals that many of the nation's safe
drinking water regulations are not being enforced. The report^
reveals that even the worst violations have just a 1 in 10 chani
of drawing legal action.
Lovegety, a palm-sized matchmaking
device, is the latest craze with Japanese
teenagers. When it comes within 15
feet of another Lovegety, high-pitched
beepers go off, lights flash, and the
"love detectors" display whether the
users' preset interests match. It's now
available in the U.S.
( ) PlayStation's" "Crash Bandicoot: WARPED"
supersedes its popular predecessors. Also new
is Crash's sister Coco who gallops along the
Great Wall of China and cruises through
Furby, the year's must-have interactive
toy, has a vocabulary of 200 words in
both English and its own language,
"Furbish." Furby knows when it is
being petted, when the lights go out,
when music starts, and if there's
another Furby in the room.
O Appearing in malls
in 33 states, job kiosks
© WildEyes contact lenses feature several designs, including a starburst,
black eight ball and cat's eyes. The $165 lenses come in prescription and
non-prescription and don't interfere with eyesight.
opportunities for interested \
applicants. Job seekers enter
their skills and ambitions and
the machine scans its database
for a match.
C Consumer groups demand the recall of Olestra from the market, or at
least the adoption of strict guidelines as to its use, after thousands of
people become sick from eating the popular fat substitute. However,
studies suggest that chips made with Olestra do not cause greater
stomach problems than regular chips.
O In December, Selective Service
activates online registration.
Eighteen-year-olds can now
register instantly instead of
filling out forms at the post
office that take two to three
months to process.
3 As the need for toll-free
numbers greatly increases,
the 887 prefix joins the 800
and 888 prefixes already in use.
Paul A. Souders/© Corbis
O A sleek, redesigned version
of the '60s Volkswagen Beetle
enters the market. Despite
a May 1998 recall for wiring
problems, the New Beetle \
is wildly popular.
J) Butterflies and dragonflies are the hot
motif in the fashion world appearing on
everything from clothes and bags to
hair accessories and jewelry.
For $20-30 a day, trained professionals at
dog and cat day cares will play with, read
to, feed and pamper pets in their care.
Mr. Payroll is the first ATM that can
cash a check - even for someone
without a bank account. The machine
"memorizes" facial features and
matches them with a social security
number to verify the user's identity.
O RoUerblade introduces durable, all-terrain
in-line skates that can traverse dirt paths
and rocky trails. The large-wheeled skates
retail for a cool $600.
The average home Internet user spends
25 hours a year waiting lor web pages
O Britain's best Scrabble players commemorate the
popular board game's 50th anniversary in October
by playing in London's Wembley Stadium using
letter tiles the size of dining tables.
O Karl Malone and Dennis Rodman
face off in a World Championship
Wrestling tag-team match. The
event pits Rodman and Hollywood
Hulk Hogan against Malone and
Diamond Dallas Page.
Walt Disney's >1
Bug's Life is one of
at least 15 animated
feature films that
will flood the
nation's theaters in
the next two years.
O In May 1998, the much-anticipated movie Godzilla
opens to disappointing reviews and box office
numbers. The epic leaves theaters quickly.
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In June, Keiko
arrives in his native
Iceland to begin his
assimilation to his
The move concludes
a four-year campaign
to release the
five-ton star of the
movie Free Willy.
O Players of Vertical Reality, a combination video game
and amusement ride, shoot at moving targets on a
24-foot-tall screen and sit in chairs that rise with
each successful hit. The winner rides to the top
for a grand view.
AP Photo/Courtesy Viewpoint Datalabs
The wildly popular stars of The WB network's
"Dawson's Creek" hit the big screen, filming
eight feature films during hiatus. Magazine
covers by TV Guide, Seventeen and Interview
fuel the craze.
teens. The WB
around a young
woman and her
AP Photo/WB, James Sorenson
Dorothy Low/Shooting Star
Taco Bell's talking Chihuahua
becomes a favorite teen
advertising icon and sparks a
surge of interest in the breed.
^ Actor Rick Schroder replaces Jimmy Smits
on ABC's "NYPD Blue." The fate of Smits'
character in his last episode - he dies
when a heart transplant fails — became
a source of nationwide speculation.
Megastars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
announce their separation in June after
almost 11 years of marriage.
The American Film Institute rates the
top 100 movies of the 20th century. The top
ten include: Citizen Kane, 1941
The Godfather, 1972
Gone With the Wind, 1939
Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
The Wizard ot Oz, 1939
The Graduate, 1967
On the Waterfront, 1954
Schindler's List, 1993
Sing in' in the Rain, 1952
Fans flock to theaters to see the two-minute
trailer for Star Wars: Episode I ■ The
Phantom Menace and many leave without
staying to watch the main attraction. The
prequel to the wildly popular Star Wars
trilogy opens in May 1999.
: Singer and actor Frank Sinatra dies
at the age of 82 on May 14, 1998.
O Thanks in part to their 42-city tour,
The Backstreet Boys' self-titled album
sells nine million copies making it the
third best-selling album
of the year,
f> Sharp and Sony introduce portable
MiniDisc recorders. This digital
| alternative to audiocassettes records
customized music compilations and
doesn't skip when bumped.
: Alanis Morissette's new album,
Supposed Former Infatuation
Junkie, is released in November
and vaults to No. 1. The album
sells 469,000 copies in the
<_> The Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces is the fastest-selling debut
album by a country music group. The group wins the Vocal Group
of the Year award from the Country Music Association.
S In January 1999, the
group 'N Sync wins
Favorite New Pop/Rock
Artist at the American
O Nineteen-year-old Usher is named Billboard Music Awards' Artist
of the Year and R&B Artist of the Year. Touring with Janet Jackson
and making television and movie appearances has heightened
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O Spice Girl Geri Hallivvell, better
known as Ginger Spice, announces
in May 1998 that she is leaving t
popular group for creative reasons.
3 Swing dancing makes
a big comeback with
the help of music from
bands like Cherry Poppin'
Daddies (shown) and the
Brian Setzer Orchestra.
O Jewel scores on two fronts. Her book of poetry,
A Night Without Armor, makes the New York
Times best-seller list, and her album, Spirit, is
released in November.
Monica is the only
artist in 1998 with two
No. 1 hits on the
Billboard Hot 100,
First Night" and "The
Boy Is Mine," a duet
she sings with Brandy.
"I Don't Want to
Miss a Thing,"
from the movie
group's first single
to hit No. 1 on
the Billboard Hot
AP Photo/GB Management. Jenny Yates
Psychologists discover a connection
between musical training and verbal
memory. Children trained to play a musical
instrument grow up to have 16 percent
better word memory than other adults.
Movie soundtracks account for nearly
hall of the Gold and Platinum certification.
Some of the top soundtracks include
Titanic and Return to Titanic, City of
Angels, Armageddon, Hope Floats,
Dr. Doolittle and The Wedding Singer.
Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love
is her first studio album in eight years.
The album includes the hit duet with
Mariah Carey entitled "When You Believe."
Actor/rapper Will Smith wins three
American Music Awards, including
Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite
Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B
C Sang Lan, China's 17-year-old gymnastics champion, breaks
two vertebrae during a vault at the Goodwill Games in July,
leaving her paralyzed from the chest down.
3 Skiboards, short skis with twin tips that
allow forward and backward jumping,
debut in competition at the 1998 ESPN
Winter X Games.
O Jeff Gordon wins the NASCAR Winston Cup
for a second year in a row. Gordon, 27, is
the youngest driver to win three Winston
O On January 4, 1999, Tennessee beats Florida State University
23-16 at the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona to win the national championship.
It is the first year of the Bowl Championship Series, created to ensure
that the highest ranked college teams nationally meet in a bowl game.
In March 1998, ESPN launches a
large-format sports magazine,
ESPN The Magazine, to compete
with Sports Illustrated.
O ABC's Lesley Visser
becomes the first
woman to report from
the sidelines during
"Monday Night Football,"
the 1998 Super Bowl, the
NCAA Final Four and NFL
3 Defending champion Detroit Red Wings win the 1998 Stanley
Cup championship, beating the Washington Capitals 4-1.
Defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov, severely injured in a car
accident after last year's Stanley Cup win, joins the celebration.
O Flamboyant sprinter Florence
Griffith Joyner (FloJo), triple
gold medalist at the 1988
Olympics, dies at age 38 in her
sleep, of suffocation during an
AP Photo/Susan A. Walsh
In a 4-0 sweep against
the San Diego Padres,
the New York Yankees
win the 1998 World Series
to claim their 24th
Yankees' 125 total
victories is a modern
AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
(J In July, France beats Brazil 3-0 to win its first
World Cup soccer title. During celebrations, a
motorist drives through the crowd on the
Champs-Erysees and injures 60 people.
: Lindsay Davenport,
22, defeats Martina
Hingis in the U.S.
Open in September
and becomes the
No. 1 -ranked player
in the world.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire hits
home run number 62 on September 8,
breaking the record set by Roger Maris
in 1961. McGwire ends the season
with 70 home runs.
On September 13,
Sammy Sosa of the
Chicago Cubs also
breaks Roger Maris'
record with his single-
season 62nd home run.
Sosa ends the season
with 66 home runs.
The defending champion
Denver Broncos meet the
upstart Atlanta Falcons
at Super Bowl XXXIII in
Miami. The Broncos
Golfer Casey Martin, who
suffers from a circulatory
disorder in his right leg,
I wins a lawsuit allowing him
to use a cart during PGA
and Nike golf tournaments.
The Chicago Bulls capture their sixth NBA
championship by beating the Utah Jazz
87-86 in game six. Michael Jordan earns the
Finals MVP award. In January 1999, Jordan
announces his retirement from the NBA
after 13 seasons.
AP Photo/Eric Risbefg
On September 20, Cal Ripken Jr.
ends his 16-year streak of 2,632
consecutive baseball games played
by withdrawing himself from the
Baltimore lineup for that night.
NBA owners impose a lockout on July 1
that causes almost half the '98 -'99
basketball season to be lost. The
labor dispute is settled on January 6.
Tennis star Pete Sampras wins his fifth
Wimbledon title and remains the
world's No. 1 player for a record sixth
straight year, breaking Jimmy Connors'
mark for consecutive seasons on top.
The NFL season is plagued with
controversial and incorrect calls.
Instant replay is not reinstated, but
coin toss procedures are implemented.
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Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson is crowned Miss America 1999 in
Atlantic City. The 24-year-old diabetic wears an insulin pump on
her hip and plans to spotlight diabetes awareness during her reign.
Seventeen-year-old Katie Hnida is
named Chatfield Senior High School's
Homecoming Queen as well as starting
kicker for the varsity football team. The
No. 1-ranked kicker in the state of
Colorado, Hnida hopes to play Division I
college football next year.
NBC's "News Radio"
star and former
"Saturday Night Live"
cast member Phil
Hartman dies from
a gunshot wound
inflicted by his wife
in May 1998.
Canadian Tobin Belanger escorts a
mannequin to his high school prom.
He names her Jen, picks out her
dress and corsage and arrives in
Minnesotan David Weinlick
"advertises" tor a wile and chooses
pharmacy student Elizabeth Runze
from 23 hopefuls who travel to the
Mall of America in Minneapolis for
the event. Runze and Weinlick marry
the same day.
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