anuary 29, 1998
Indiana University Purdue University fort Wayne
XXIX Issue 17
Is there classroom
University rescinds banner prohibition
Bv Gail Ruble Crawford
Dasl Friday, the university
rescinded the campus
SOAR and ASTRO banner
prohibition after a univer-
sity review found that there
was "a perception by some thai the
policy was directed at a particular
student organization," according to
a campus memo outlining the new
The Indiana Civil Liberties
Union (ICLU) has been closely
monitoring the recent prohibition at
the request of United Sexualilies.
In a letter addressed to
Chancellor Michael Wanell. dated
Jan. 14, Sean Lemicux. director of
the Project for Equal Rights for the
ICLU. declared IPFW's recent ban-
ner prohibition '•unconstitutional."
lowed an inde-
review of the
tion policies as
slated in the
Fourteenth Amendment rights.
The letter staled thai, "Although
Firsi Amendment nghis are not
absolute and may be subject io time,
place and manner regulation, such
restrictions must be narrowly tai-
lored to serve legitimate govern-
mental intercsLs and must be applied
without regard to the content of the
"The expressive activity here
docs not materially disrupt class
work, does noi involve substantial
disorder and docs not invade the
rights of others. The regulation is
not a reasonable time, place or man-
ner restriction imposed in further-
ance of the University's educational
According to Frank Borelli. vice-
chancellor of student affairs, the
decision to rescind the policy did not
occur as a result of the ICLU inves-
tigation or [be impending litigation
posed by United Scxualities.
"That's the opinion of that orga-
nization, obviously," said Borelli.
"The review of what was
changed in policy was found to be
constitutionally permissible. But
because it seemed pointed at one
student group, a review was con-
ducted. We will be reverting back io
the current posting policy as staled
in the student handbook."
Even though the university has
rescinded the policy, the group at the
center of the controversy. United
Sexualilies, has decided to press
campus charges against the universi-
The group is asking that the
Campus Board of Appeals hear the
case and determine if a violation of
their student rights has taken place.
If the board determines thai a
violation has taken place, Uniicd
Scxualities would like the adminis-
tration io adopt measures that ensure
that similar violations of student
rights do not occur in the future.
according to Jeff Sterling, president
of United Sexualilies.
"This is not a gay rights
issue. "said Sterling. "If Ihe
University so carelessly breaks its
own rules, what's to stop them from
doing it again?" said Sterling.
The alleged violation of nghts in
question stems from the banner pro-
hibition. The prohibition was added
to the current campus posting policy
The change allowed only ihe
Student Activities Department to
hang banners during SOAR and
ASTRO student orientation periods.
Prior io the policy change, cam-
pus organizations were guaranteed
up to iwo reserved weeks each
semester during which to hang their
banner. Longer periods of display
were available on the approval of
Kim Jacobs, director of Student
Alter the change in policy, the
banner slots reserved by Uniied
Scxualities for (he June. July and
August student orientations were
"The change was made to reflect
the availability of spaces to post
banners. There are a limited number
of spaces on campus to post, but
there are more (student groups) than
Cars blur as they race through the Round-a-bout.
there are spaces." said Borelli, in a
However, allegations have sur-
faced about the reason for the poli-
According to Sterling, the uni-
versity allegedly staled, in a
Seplember meeting between
Sterling, Borelli and IPSGA presi-
dent Kevin Orthman, that the reason
for the policy change was in
response to an atmosphere created
by Uniied Scxualities' advertising
that makes current and potential stu-
Further, the university did not
want lo endorse the gay lifestyle and
felt that il needed to remove the
"offensive" advertising, Sterling
One such "offensive" advertise-
ment in question was posted in early
summer by United Scxualities. The
posier depicted two shirtless males
Several complaints were regis-
tered with the university concerning
A meeting between Jacobs and
Sterling, resolved that ihese posters
were not pornographic in nature and
United Sexualilies had violated no
However, due to the volume of
complaints regarding the posier. an
agreement was reached between
Jacobs and Sterling that posters such
as the one in question would not be
On Oct 27, a meeting between
Donna Bialik. intenm dean of stu-
dents, and Sterling resulted in a rcc-
ommendation that United
Scxualities pursue a violation of
point one of the definition of harass-
ment, as defined in the Student
Handbook, against the university
and Borelli, acting as an agent of the
Sterling made the decision to
pursue the complaint, "based on part
one of the student code, which
includes the nondiscrimination poli-
cy protections for alternative
lifestyles and guarantees First and
Fourteenth Amendment protec-
On Nov. 4, an informal hearing
occurred to discuss and resolve the
issue in order to avoid possible liti-
United Sexualilies maintained
thai the formation of the new policy
was "a violation of their rights, as
expressed in ihe 1PFW Code of
Student Rights, Responsibilities,
and Conduct and outlined in the
Student Handbook ." Sterling said.
He said the university had not
recognized ihe "...freedom for the
open expression of ideas and opin-
ions within limits that protect the
rights of others, and respeci for the
views and dignity of other persons."
According to Sterling, United
Scxualities requested three things at
I Public apology issued to United
2. Reversal of Ihe new banner pro-
3 Mandatory diversity training for
all university employees.
According to Sterling, Borelli
stated at the lime that the universi-
ty's position concerning the banner
prohibition policy would remain in
He also staled that Uniicd
Sexualilies advertising docs not cre-
ate a comfoning, supportive envi-
ronment for freshmen
No agreement was reached at
the meeting United Sexualilies then
expressed its intention to file formal
charges against the university
"United Sexualilies Filed wilh
Campus Appeals for a violation of
the student code The Campus
Appeals Board makes a recommen-
dation lo the chancellor, who has the
final say," said Sterling.
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Spring Break trip to London
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Legislative Issues results
By Dodie Miller
This year's Legislative Issues
Luncheon was held on Jan. 20, in
Walb Union. Room 224.
'The luncheon was organized in
order lo educate people about Slate
House Day." says Jennifer Bosk.
Alumni Office Director. The lun-
cheon was sponsored by the Alumni
Stale House Day involves lobby-
ists from various Indiana campuses,
vying to get more funding for the
campus that they represent
The Legislative Issues Luncheon
is "a good way for all IPFW lobbyists
io be (homogeneous) in what they
address as IPFW's needs," said Bosk.
The Legislative Issues Luncheon
and subsequent State House Day
should not be viewed as activities
thai are dominated by administrators.
If students opt nol lo get
involved, however, the possibility
exists. Thai is an option dial Bosk
hopes students do nol choose.
"We are trying to get more slu-
dents involved," said Bosk, "because
the legislators want io hear from stu-
dents They feel administrators are
just doing iheir jobs, but when a stu-
dent says something, (about the uni-
versity's needs) it is seen as a more
irue re flection. "
The State House Day trip lo
Indianapolis is free for students.
which Bosk hopes is an incentive for
The students also get a chance to
meel with legislators face-lo-facc to
discuss Ihe financial needs of IPFW.
The effort to get more students
involved has been moderately suc-
cessful. Last year, only three students
made the trip to Indianapolis. Thirty
people are slated lo go this year.
The increase of 27 people may
seem more than moderate to some,
but when compared wilh other
regional branches of Indiana
University that bring busloads of lob-
byists, having only 30 seems lo put
ihe campus ai a disadvantage.
"We're starting small," said
The speakers at the Legislative
Issues Luncheon were: Wall
Branson, vice chancellor of Financial
Affairs; Terry Slrueh; assistanl vice
president for Stale Relations al
Purdue Universiiy; Sue Talbot direc-
tor of Hoosicrs for Higher Education,
Indiana University. Bloomington;
and Chris Ternei, director of
Government Affairs at the Fori
According to Wall Branson, the
luncheon "was a success."
The first issue discussed al (he
luncheon was doubling the amount of
the technology fund, which is cur-
rently non-recurring and is set at
The goal is turn it into a recurring
fund (thai is. an amount thai the uni-
versity will automatically receive
yearly) and to double il to $900,000.
The second issue presented was
Purdue Universily's (West Lafayette)
proposal for an agriculture extension
program, which will house two lo
three professors and would establish
an agricultural center on campus.
The lasl issue discussed was a
plan io establish a technical outreach
program in which IPFW staff would
help businesses with start up and
operational concerns and provide
consultations on business and techni-
Another issue raised ai the lun-
cheon was "cquily funding "
According lo Branson "compare
IPFW to other regional campuses,
we're near the bottom."
Branson went on to say that if
IPFW's direct-operating appropria-
tions (basic funds allotted for stu-
dents attending) were given a markei-
adjusuneni io $3 million, the campus
would be considered average in terms
If ihe universily's funding was
increased to 56 million, ihe campus
would be fall into the above-average
category, as docs IUPUL
Jennifer Bosk summarized:
"(The point) was educating people as
io the goals, and as a result of educa-
tion, people saw the duly they had to
attend the special day in Indy "
IPFW is going one siep further in opening new
worlds to ils students by offering "Sec And Sludy"
tours. The upcoming destinations include: London.
Rome, Kenya Turkey and Greece.
The London tour will take place during Spring
Break, March 7-14. The trip to London is non-credit.
but the Rome inp, which will lake place from July 11-
24. is worth three credii
flight costs with frequent flyer miles, the course is only
A deposit is due by Feb 1 Although the class size
is limited, Chaney stresses lhat Study Tours needs
more people to sign up for the London class.
Purdue Sludy Tours was started about 15 years
ago At first it was a rather informal organization.
While currently more formal, the group is still non-
profit and functions on a limited budget
The more regulated lone of die organization came
in 1990 when the group began working in conjunction
wilh the IPFW department of education.
Any instructor can lead a tour, bul there is a
process to follow. The first siep is to gel the approval
Both trips involve readings, journal-keeping, and a r .
final project. A seminar for both is available before of the department head and the dean of the school. The
departure and there will be scheduled meetings in Ihe second siep is to write a proposal
assigned countries. The second tour that is slated for departure Ihis
'The academic work for the Rome irip will be year is the for-credit trip to Rome
more stringent because it is for credit," says Joann From July 11-24, members of the lour will view
Chancy, who lias been managing Purdue Study Tours the Sistine Chapel wilh an an hisionan. wander
for four years. baroque gardens with a landscape architect and
"There is no hassle with prerequisites. People just explor
: ancient ruined cities wilh an architect and
need an interest in what's being taught.
The focus of the London trip will be theater and
architeciure. Tour highlights include visits to
Westminster, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's
Cathedral. The tour will be led by an award-winning
Visitors will have lunch in one of London's finest
pubs, followed by an evening at Ihe iheaicr. Tours out-
side London include an optional visit to Shakespeare's
Instructors on the Purdue University sponsored
"Rome: Art, Architeciure
The title of the tour i:
and Urban Design."
The 14-day study lour of Rome is sponsored by
the IPFW department of fine arts and the department
of civil and architectural engineering technology
While the lour is available for credit a travel for
pleasure option is also available.
In addition to Matthew Kubik, other instructors
include: Greg Picrccall, professor of landscape archi-
cture. Purdue University West Lafayetie and
tours provide personal .mention throughout ihe irip Samantha Birk. associate faculty in art history ai
along wilh specialized knowledge in an and architec- IPFW and Curator of Education for die Fori Wayne
lure history urban design and theater performance and Museum of Art
hislory The trip is ideal for travelers of all ages. Costs for ihe Rome lour are $2,545, The pnee
Matthew Kubik, associate professor of architeciur- includes: airfare, lodging on Aventine Hill, all travel
al engineering technology ai IPFW. functions as tour and entrance fees, weekday meals, bas:
leader and instructor. This tnp will be his sixth to insurance and course luition.
London in Ihis capacity and his seventh to Rome.
Dale Miller, chair of the theater division, Purdue
University Wesl Lafayette, is a widely traveled schol-
ar whose expertise in Briiish theater and familiarity
with London make him an ideal tour instructor.
The cosi for Indiana residents who wish io use fre-
quent flyer miles is S1845 A deposit is due by March
"We have a lot of repeal attenders." said Chaney.
"We want io get beyond jusi dealing with a travel
'"The'cosLs' lor Indi.uia residents are SI, 595. which agency. We want a learning experience."
includes airfare, double room accommodations, break- If interested in enhcr or both lours, call Mallhew
fasts, iwo evening meals, sightseeing lours, Iwo Kubik for course information, at 4KI -6581
evenins theater performances basic medical insurance For registration information, call Joann Chaney at
and course tuition. Purdue Sludy Tours ai 800-359-2968 ext 70 or 317-
For Indiana residents who plan lo cover their own 494-3894
Absence doesn't make the heart grow stronger,
It makes It forget
Thursday. January 29, 1993
Politics they are a'changin'
Cafe, bookstore need better hours
Any student knows thai
oui "workday" isn't nine to
five, and our "workweek"
doesn't completely end come
Our job, being student*, is
24 hours a day without week-
ends off. Unfortunately a
couple of businesses here on
campus seem to have forgot-
Has anyone else noticed
the quirky hours of the cafete-
ria 7 Or the lack of hours the
bookstore holds on die week-
ends? Our question is this.
"How can they serve the stu-
dents when they aren't open?"
Our first concern is the
bookstore. We believe that
being open only from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturdays is com-
We have been on campus
during the weekends before
and were in need of computer
discs. We went to the campus
bookstore to purchase some,
but to no avail, they were
closed. This was at 3 p.m. in
In their defense, they say
there aren't enough students
on campus and the minimal
amount of traffic is the reason
for their absence of hours.
We feel that regardless of
how many students there are
on campus on the weekends,
we are entitled to
Have you ever
been in a comput-
er lab and realized
that you've for-
gotten your disc?
You've just fin-
ished your term
paper and you
find someone to
guard the comput-
er that holds your
grade. You sprint
to the bookstore
only to find it
closed and it's
only 2:30 p.m. on
a Saturday. Now
what do you do?
The fact is.
you should never
be placed in that
be open on the
once the weekend
hits we're all out
according to their
hours we don't do
much on the
weekends. We beg
i open to differ.
College is a job that nevi
Has anyone else
noticed the quirky
hours of the cafete-
RIA? Or the lack of
HOURS THE BOOKSTORE
HOLDS ON THE WEEK-
ENDS? Our question is
THIS, "HOW CAN THEY
SERVE THE STUDENTS
WHEN THEY ARENT
pm. and by the time
we get to the cafete-
ria you've got all the
hot food cleaned up
and put in the back.
Not to mention the
salad bar has disap-
peared by then too.
We believe that
there should be hot food
available until 3 p.m. That it
is die busiest tune on campus.
From about 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. is when most classes are
\cheduled Therefore, most of
us are in class and can't get to
the cafeteria until after 2 p.m
We don't think the cafete-
ria is serving the best interests
of the student body. If so. they
would coordinate their hours
to those of the students
Why not be open for
lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then
close down for two hours.
Prepare things for the next
day and re-open at 5 p.m. to
serve a "hot" dinner for night
students until 7 pm.~
To the Editor:
A long tune ago, I heard a story
about two frogs One, upon being
placed into a pot of boiling water,
ediately reacted to her sudden
imfon by jumping out. The
other frog was placed into a pot of
n water. As the temperature
increased, he failed to realize
that the water was gradually com-
ing to a boil. He stayed until it was
too late to jump
More recently, a story in the
loumal-Gazette stated that political
activity among today's college stu-
dent's was at an all lime low One
m given for this attitude was
that many young people feel that
there are no "burning issues" com-
pelling them to take action. How.
you might ask, could these two sto-
ries be related? Please read on.
Most people, like frogs, react to
extreme discomfort while failing to
perceive the subtle changes
Unfortunately, many political
.ues are "slow-burning" rather
than "boiling point." This results in
a situation where people are unwill-
ing to take action, while the prob-
lems in our society slowly come to
a boil I believe that people who
are not involved in the political
process can be divided into four
groups; stupid, ignorant, think they
can't make a difference and just
don't give a damn I have a
response for each of these posi-
For those who are stupid, let
me educate you. A decline happens
gradually, but the fall comes quick-
ly Try chopping down a tree. With
each cut, it's strength is weakened,
it begins lo waver, but still stands. _. ...
Finally, you hear it crack, then Phillip Marx
there's nothing you can do but run ,__.,., -^
because it's going to fall-fast and IPFW STUDENT
hard Don't be stupid, don't wait
until the issues are beyond your
Some of you know there are
problems that need attention, but
you're not sure what the solutions
are. or bow to implement them.
You fall into the ignorant category,
and I suggest this: Educate your-
self Learn the issues and learn the
political processes so that you can
"But one person can't make a
difference." Let's be realistic. You
cant expect everyone to just bow
down to your selfish desires. But
you can find issues upon which
your views arc shared by others
Join an organization and combine
your efforts with others By orga-
nizing you multiply (he results of
your efforts and in this way you
make a difference.
For those who just don't give a
damn: I'm sorry to have disturbed
you Please go back to sleep, or
hang out at Pierre's, or whatever it
is you do with your spare time And
don't worry, within 50 years or so
you'll probably be dead Surely
your unaitenliveness to our prob-
lems can't make things much worse
in that short period of lime. But
please, in the mean time, don't be
one of those people who constantly
complains about or interferes with
those who arc at least trying to
solve the problems
The fact of the matter is
there are burning issues today But
like the frog, we don't perceive the
slowly changing situation
maybe we're just too comfortable
in our little pots, unwillin;
expand the energy to jump
Besides, the water's not boiling yet,
it's just hot. very hot.
least leave (he soups out until
We understand that both
of these businesses are sepa-
rate from the university but
their customers are the same
We also understand that
conforming lo our schedules
is difficult. We know; we live
All we are asking is that
you bend a Hide more in our
direction so we are able to get
a hot meal at 3:30 p.m. or buy
a cover folder on a Saturday
These businesses need to
realize that they are located
on a college campus and noth-
ing is truly nine to five, The
a why'nofkeep the hot *»* ™ not J usl ei 8 hl bours
food avalablc later? It can not ™ d me weeks ^ » onl * f,vc
be that much trouble to at days long.
fully ends until the semester
does. We always have a paper
lo work on. project to finish
or chapters to read.
Sometimes Saturday or
Sunday afternoons are the
only time we have to get to
school because of our part-
~'lbe bookstore shouldn't
assume that jusl because there
aren't 15 students in iheir
store al all times that one of us
may not come to need ihem.
It's that one student that will
lose out all because of the
lack of traffic through the
Our next line of business
is the cafeteria in Walb. Our
first question is, "How long
do those breakfast sandwich-
es sit out under die beat-
lamps?" We're guessing for
Also, if you close al 2
p.m., why is it that everything
is put away by 1.45 pm.?
Fifteen minutes may seem
like nothing lo you but it
makes quite a
difference lo us ^^ , I • . I ■ I
M -Classroom chit-chat becomes
BE A PART OF
classes get out
p.m. or 1:30
bothersome to fellou; students
Gail Ruble Crawford
Advehtis'ng Saies &
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Let it be said-
The Communicator extends a sincere
welcome to any and all members of the
student body who are interested in work-
ing for IPFW*s student newspaper. We
are looking for students with diverse
backgrounds and from all majors lo par-
ticipate in all sections of the paper
Experience Ls not necessary. Whether
you are a writer, artist, photographer, or
have an opinion about something, be
assured that your participation will be
appreciated and will make a difference.
On my mind: sdanna Dove,
There is an epidemic sweeping
through the classrooms across IPFW.
Whai is it you ask, considering no
one has informed you of anything
out of the ordinary going on. That is
why I am here, to explain to you
what I call: Classroom Corruption.
It is a cons [ant growing problem
that affects every student here in
i way or another, Maybe it is
you who is causing the corruption or
maybe you are one of its countless
I. myself, am a victim of this
plague Jusl the other day I was dili-
gently taking notes in class, when
> students nexl to me decided to
make plans for the upcoming week-
end. They were talking for at leasi
len minutes straight. I was so
annoyed by the situation that the pro-
fessor's voice was totally drowned
out. and I completely missed the
entire summary of his lecture 1 was
a happy person Bui, there was
really not loo much I could do about
After this episode I watched over
my class for the next couple of times
and decided 1 would find the ulti-
mate power seat I decided to posi-
tion myself in a seal where I was sure
the surrounding students would not
talk. I was wrong The two students,
Who 1 assumed were as eager to
learn as I, talked almost the entire 50
minutes of the class. Once again I
was the victim of Classroom
1 tried very hard to understand
the need for my fellow students lo
talk dunng class, but I really could
not. I could not comprehend why
they didn't write down whai they
bad to say or simply wail I then
asked myself whose faull is it really?
I came down lo the conclusion of
three possibilities: myself, my peers
or my professors.
When I considered myself as a
possibility for the blame of the prob-
lem I was only trying lo be fair. Who
knows, maybe I am the one with die
We are all here to get a better
education, so thai we can get better
jobs, so why is it necessary to talk
during class Should I be forced to sit
in a place that I am not comfortable,
just because others have a problem
with talking'' I honcsdy do noi feel
that placing the blame on myself is a
very rational answer, but I was only
trying to be fair.
The next possibility were my
peers. Without having assigned seats
in college, many students cannot
handle the adult atmosphere, where
they are permitted to sil by their
friends. Who would think that col-
lege students would find the concept
of shutting up so hard to grasp?
Bui, can we really place the
blame on the students or do the pro-
fessors have a major problem with
the lack of control?
When most students talk, the
professor is aware of it so why don'l
they say anything? You know they
have lo get imtated by students who
interrupt their lectures and don't pay
attention. They also have to realize
the interference that ii provides for
the rest of ihe students in the class.
With the different people lo
blame. I came down to one issue that
has to be the answer respect. The
students do not have respect for the
other studenLs or the professors for
ihat matter. There is an overall lack
of respeel that the students are giving
off and it's popping up more and
more around campus.
I have talked to some fellow stu-
dents and they think just as I do.
although they are guilty of talking
1 only want people to realize
that even if they think no one can
hear them whispering, we can. I
know I am not the only one that
wants to succeed in college, so if you
are contributing lo Classroom
Corruption in a negative manner,
shut your mouth and pass a note!
imagination is more important than
Thursday. January 29, 1998
Role models, responsibility and influence
Your Turn: Heide Helnlck.e
According 10 the Random House
Websier's College dictionary, a role
mode) is a "person whose behavior
in a particular social selling is imi-
taicd by others, especially by
As very young children, we
grow up imitating cartoon super
heroes like Superman. Wonder
Woman, or the Power Rangers.
As we get older, our role models
become singers, aclors and athletes
like Barbara Streisand. Ellen
Degeneres and Michael Jordon
Role models even take the form of
teachers, clergy, relatives and neigh-
Young children and teenagers
learn good things like the value of
honest work and caring enough to
spend tunc with someone. Many
young people have made something
out of their lives because someone
I have bad a few role models in
my life. I admired them for many
reasons and learned valuable tilings
First, I learned at a young age
that I would have to push myself
very bard to get ahead in this world,
not just because I'm a female, but
because I also nave a disability I
guess I learned that from my parents
and it has served me well in certain
I met a gentleman in the theater
several years ago named Hal
Gunderson He was the director of
Jesters, a group of actors with vari-
ous types of disabilities. He gave
each of us an incredible opportunity
to show others that we had value. He
believed in each of us and that is a
most precious gift, I think, anyone
has ever given to me and I can give
I had a professor in college. Dr.
Kcllcy. who had a good impact on
my life too. She cared enough to lis-
ten when I needed it She also
encouraged me to reach my poten-
tial even when 1 thought about giv-
ing up She wouldn't accept my
I also had a couple of singers as
role models They were Dolly
Panon and Barbara Streisand. Both
of these women grew up poor, but
became famous in spite of it. They
didn't let their spirit be broken by
people making fun of their large
chest or big nose These women also
have donated money to worthwhile
Barbara Streisand, in particular,
is a role model because she is not
only talented and. in my opinion,
pretty, she is also very smart and has
definite views about various things.
For a woman, I think, that is still not
Fires ianite thouqhts throuqh the ashes
Letting Go. Jeremy Ecen6arger
"The day of the lord will
come like a thief The heavens will
disappear with a roar, the elements
will be destroyed by fire, and the
earth and everything in it will he
laid bare." 2 Peter 3:10
The smoke has entered my
lungs, crept its way to my brain and
has altered my view of the world. It
has come from the left, the nght and
directly in front of me. The blaze
has beckoned me. The red, blanng
Dames have burned me. Yet, what
docs it all mean?
Is it just me or have there been
a rare flash of fires lately' First,
they took my friend's house when
his Christmas tree suddenly caught
fire and turned the walls to ashes.
Next, my poor friend at Three
Rivers Apartments left her clothes
drying on the heater and sent her
studio in a blaze Finally, beyond all
horror, they look my restaurant.
Cheddars' menu is no longer exis-
tent. Each fire has made its way
closer to me, as if warning me lo
beware and to take heed.
Being a strong believer that
everything happens for a reason, I
cannot help hut think that these are
signs of something still to come.
So, since the fires began, I find
myself looking over my apartment
for things that may cause the next
91 1 call. I scurry to the trash can to
make sure the cigarette butts 1 bad
thrown in there earlier were fully
burnt out. Next, I fly up the stairs 10
make sure my roommate remem-
bered to blow out the candles she
constantly lights. Finally, my jour-
ney lakes me to every light in the
house to make sure the light bulbs
are not overheating. Paranoia is just
running through my veins.
However, the fumes of these
fires have mostly affected my way
of thinking My life sometimes
feels like a Chicago interstate,
where I'm going 75 miles-per-hour
and cannot slow down because of
the fear that someone might ram me
from behind So. instead of pushing
on the break, 1 push the cruise con-
trol and glide in and out of traffic
Many times, collisions alter my
path; yet I never stop to see if
everything is OK The highway is
long, with no rest slops, and the
traffic never seems to weaken
These fires have set off a type
ofexplosioninmy mind. They have
eluded my every thought. The light
which illuminates them has given
me the ability to stop and think
about my long journey and final
destination. For once, 1 see the vic-
tims of the accidents of my pasi and
the ones who have somehow man-
aged lo stay up to speed.
It seems like a practical result.
Disaster strikes and makes a person
realize that hfe takes many swerv-
ing turns. However, it's only when
that person sits and thinks about
those turns when their life begins to
take a clear direction.
Students, particularly at 1PFW,
often get caught up in a bind when
trying to manage a job, school and a
social life. Sometimes things can
become so overbearing that the stu-
dent docs not know whether to
maintain their responsibilities or
their heart. So. eventually, there
comes a time when that person has
lo let things slip by them. Whether
it is the one true love who cannot
take the busy schedule. The class
that requires too much lime to
achieve an adequate grade The pro-
motion that makes it necessary for a
person to be in the office more but
increases their salary. Something is
always being passed by.
The fires have made me realize
that life is too short to worry about
the things that have blown by me.
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and projects long left unfinished.
Although, 1 would not have traded
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maybe that person would have been
the love of my life, but. if that's so,
they will return I regret letting
some things get away from me. yet
somehow other developments have
Liken their place. I guess that is the
evolution of life.
So, as I look at the remains the
fires have left behind. I Hunk about
the importance of every small thing
that means something lo me. Within
the ashes at my feet, I see the
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Monday's feature malchup
Bv Nol Beckley
Monday night. Fort Wayne host-
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a big deal to some, but World
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Monday NITRO is also one of the
highest rated shows on cable.
Monday night's show sold more
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day tickets went on sale. Wrestling
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hey-day of the Rock-n-
Wrcstling connection in the 80s.
But this resurgence of
wrestling is different from 80s
according to Bobby 'The Brain"
Heenan, former wrestler and
Heenan said wrestling's
popularity during the 80s was
only based on one company that
basically dominated the
wrestling scene, especially north
of the Mason/Dixon line Now
there is competition for
"[WWF owner) Vincc
[McMahon] had no competi-
tion," Heenan said.
NITRO faces the World
Wrestling Federation's RAW
every Monday night and for the
last two years. NITRO has won
Heenan, who has been
around wrestling since 1965,
has watched wrestling and
wrestlers evolve since the 60s to
today's faster and better condi-
Along came cable and the
landscape of wrestling changed.
Heenan said wrestling was shot
for TV on Saturday morning and
you spent the rest of the week dri-
ving around to different venues
"In the early days you ale late
and you ate shit," Heenan said
Even though Heenan sounds as
if he misses those early barnstorm-
ing days of wrestling, he said being
in wrestling today is great.
'This is the most fun I've ever
had in wrestling," Heenan said
Much of wrestling revival
comes from the president of WCW,
"Bischoff he's a genius . . He's
like the Donald Trump of
wrestling," Heenan said.
The style of wresUing shown on
TV has changed, Heenan said. Ted
Turner, who also owns WCW (along
with the rest of the world) wants to
see "more family oriented entertain-
Heenan look some shots at
WCW's main competitor, the WWF
and its attempt bring a "reality cle-
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Desperate people will do desperate
things," Heenan said.
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Mac vs. Windows . . .
By Ben Ruble
Do you get tired of all of the
wailing of the Internet with your
small 14.4 Kbps modem or
maybe your 33.6 Kbps modem?
Ii can be so slow. The worst
part is if you download a large
file. It can take several hours
depending on the size of the file.
The Internet is the frontline
Why is it so slow? Well,
somebody is finally going to do
something about it.
Intel Corp., Microsoft,
Compaq Computer Corp. and
many oilier major companies are
planning on working with
telecommunication companies to
develop high speed Internet
This high speed access is
called Tl. Tl was developed in
the 1980s and there have been
many versions available for sev-
But, this generally costs
about S2.200 per month. Much
of this is because of the exten-
sive labor costs for everything
that must be installed.
The companies working on
developing this are hoping to
make it very practical and afford-
They believe that it would
cost Internet customers about
For S40/monih, customers
would have Tl which can deliver
1.5 million bytes (1 million
bytes= 1 megabyte) per second
which is approximately 30 times
faster than today's fastest
What does it mean for us?
We are finally going to be
able to see the "Teal" Internet.
Now. people have to limit the
size of each webpage due to slow
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Ameriiech and GTE plan on
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It appears within the next
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By Ben Ruble
There arc many loyal Apple
Macintosh users who believe that
the Mac is best PC to use. But, then
there are the vast majority of com-
puter users who use computers with
the Windows 95 operating system
because they like it. a larger variety
of software is available, or they use
it just because of the dominance of
Micro so fL
Whaiever the case, almost
prefers one system
out which system
comes out on top in
a certain area.
The one with the
most points would be
considered the ■ best sys-
tem to use. This sounds
like a simple enough of
test, right? Below are the
results of each round. I won'
go into much detail on each
round, but I will list their'
Computers used for this test cost
The Hardware Specs
They used a Hewlett-Packard
Pavilion to compare against a Power
Macintosh 6500/225. Both have
similar specs, but the Pavilion has a
better modem, larger bard disk,
wavetable support in ihe sound sys-
tem and a faster CD-ROM.
Family PC believes the Mac has a
better software bundle than the
Pavilion. The Mac came with 31
programs and the Pavilion came
The setup on the Pavilion comes
with very little reading for the new
ser. The Mae is loaded with
things to read. However, the
rest of the setup is pretty easy
on both machines.
Well. Family PC
agreed that is easier to
use than ihe Windows 95
based Pavilion. 1 have to dis-
agree with this statement. I
believe Windows 95 just looks
complicated because it offers
more features. If you ignore
the special features,
Edge: Macintosh «i
What system won? Obviously the
Pavilion won this round. However,
Family PC did point out that there is
almost as much software available
for the Macs as for the Windows
machines, but retailers carry smaller
varieties of Mac software.
Fixing software problems on the
Mac is easier than fixing problems
on Windows machines. But, if you
need maintenance on your Mac.
you're likely to spend more. They
gave this round to the Mac. I would
have called it a tie. Windows
machines tend to be cheaper to fix
and that is a major plus.
The Final Results
It is a lie!
It is very difficult to choose
which system to buy. I would buy a
Windows 95 machine any-
,/"■ day Apple may be back to
making a profit, but look
company in the
last few years. For
is, it is avail-
able in the
The Pavilion used
in this test had a 200-
Mhz Intel MMX processor.
The Mac had a 225-Mhz
PowerPC processor. During the
speed experiments, the Pavilion won
*• cle was a brief
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Macintosh Vs. Windows"
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Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 8:00 p.m.
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and
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Friday February 6, 1998 at 7:30 p.m.
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1998 Baseball roster
Don's baseball looking to improve
By Tony Laux
Afler several years in the cellar of die Great Lakes Valley
Conference (GLVC), head coach Tony Vitiorio begins this season
wiih a more optimistic look at where his learn will finish, and he
In Hie preseason coaches poll ll'FW was picked to finish fifth
in the North Division Even though this is only one place higher
than last place it Mill shows some respect. The individual voles
showed a greater mark of respect because the Dons not only did-
n't get any last place votes but also the preseason favorite to win
the division, Lewis University picked the Dons to place third.
"We had a ihree-gamc series last season with Lewis
thai was as hard fought as I have seen," Vitiorio said
"Every game was decided by one run and we came
ready to play." Obviously Lewis U was impressed.
Some key players that the Dons will be looking to
replace are Terry Johnson. Jim Knight and John
Cummings. Johnson led me team in several offensive
categories and is headed to Arizona this summer to try
and play professional baseball in an independent
league. Knight hit .323 and was second in doubles, but
the loss of his leadership on and off the field will be the
hardest to replace Cummings didn't have the greatest
numbers but was very consistent and was rewarded for
his good play by being drafted by the Tampa Bay
The players that Vitiorio will be looking for from
last year lo lead the team are Danny Mathews (RHP),
Jason JafTe (OF), Rico Martin (IF) and Ryan Wallace
(IF). Mathews was last year's number one pitcher with
a solid 90 mph fastball Jaffe had 10 homeruns and led
the team in Runs Batted in. Martin had II homeruns
but is nursing a serious knee injury from this fall and
Vitiorio doesn't know whether he will be 100 percent at
the start of the season.
Wallace "is one of the most consistent players lhat I
have ever coached and coaches are comfortable with
consistency because you don't gel a surprise that is neg-
ative," said Vitiorio.
Last year's team was very explosive offensively.
The big inning was the Don's bread and butler, but
Vntorio doesn't feel comfortable in winning this way.
"Big inning (earns are lough to coach because you
don't know when the inning is going to come around.
We showed ihis type of offense in the fall season bul I
will try to get a more consistent type of offense this
spring." Vitiorio said.
Last year's team hit .320 and had 46 homeruns, but
the pitching staff allowed 47 homeruns and was Ihe
Dons nemesis last year. The combined youth and lack
of experience sorely hurt Ihe learn down the stretch.
To stabilize the pitching staff three junior college
transfers were brought in to help: Curtis Wagers (RHP)
and Keith Weaver (LHP) from Danville Community College and
Michael Scroggs (LHP) from Lincoln Trail Community College.
Other players lhat are going lo be counted on to make significant
contributions are Bill Seagerman (IF) from Olympic Junior
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their work cut out for them with five opponents in the preseason
Top 30. The Dons make a inp to North Alabama and these first
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"1PFW baseball isn't a fluke anymore," said Vmorio. "You
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